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Blood and Sweat of Minions in the
Black Belt" Fattens the Land on
Which Grows Tobacco and Cotton
a
ihree fourths of the Negroes in
ne Black Belt live in the farm
egions. The blood and sweat of
millions of these men, women and
children fattens the land W'hich
grows cane, cotton, rice, tobaaco.
Turpentine dippers make forty
cents a day. Dipping lasts five
months a year. The rest of the
time the colored worker is told to
root like a hog or die. Harvest,
ing tobacco, he's lucky to get as
much as a mule—fifty' cents a
For thirteen hours a day the
each pickers weie making sev
gntv cents while the grower was
ing four dollars a bushel last
season. Where ho used to make
three dollars harvesting rice,
«■ ets :.cw a tkilar.
uay.
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Seventy cents
a day is all the wages for cutting
cane. Lnder a sun like a terrible
?h, cotte n pickers a;e lucky to
ke fifty cents working from
Sawn to dark. There are places
i;: the Black Belt where pickers
th e m to n.aV •
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Negro workers and farmers are
themselves against such
savagery and exploitutron. Thç>
aie beginning to fight the land
lords and buyers who cheat them
at the scales and sugar mill and
lynch them when they protest,
They are beginning tc understand
'hat organization and resistance
are two barrels of a shot gun.
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CONDITIONS GROW WORSE
<■; the crisis deepens, conditions
become worse. Cotton falls below
six cents a pound,
bacco sell below
croppers, tenants and small farm
ers are forced off the land. Hunt
ing work, they aie forced to pit
themselves against t£^. hosts of
unemployed, if they are able to
hold on by the skin cf their teeth
the skadow of the cotton picking
machine begins to darken their
days. Experts say it will be on
the market scon. It, will be able
to pick, a bale at one-fifth what
handpicking costs. It will drive
r ore farmers -rut, onto the road.
THEY ARE WAKING UP
Rice, cane, to
cost. Share
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In Elaine, Arkansas, Oct., 1919,
Negro share croppers organized
the Progiessive Faimers and rri
Household Union and fought bit- ,
terly against the plantation, own
ers. W her. Coney marched down
to the cj Eng land, Ark., to.
BUILD SHARE CROPPERS
UNION
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selves forcefully about th e hell
the>- are ground down m.
FROM TEXAS JULY Ittt
cut* a
.RüjchtM
\vrith him. What hap- Sc
, ^^jgmp Hill, Alabama, will
ben ^^n in history of the Amei^
_ _ class as one of the
tnllitant of its struggles. In
rc**' lY irtlict d rf i n g the crisis the a
began to steal the
holdings'of the Negro farmeis.
On e landlird increased hi? hold
trgs from 280 acres to 14,000 in!have
two years. This drove thousands
of Negroes off the land to beg or
fight for the little work left to do. j
To protect themselves the Negro
farmer- formed the Sharecroppers
Union., By July, 1931 there weie.tv.v,
sight hundred farmers in it.
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The Union demanded relief, cash'J
settlement for the season at cot-,
to„ picking, right of cropper to
«ell his produce for cash where :
and when he pleased instead of
turning it over to the landloid for
division, nine months Negro school
with free schcol bus. The share
croppers were attacked. Ralph
Grey, one of their leaders, was
killed. Four other croppers "dis
appeared." When the sheriff wa?
asked by the newspapers what had
happened to those four croppers, j
Jie said "They 'went off to cut
wood." In spite of the terror, the
•croppers wfn a number of their j
Nothing can give a better pic
ture of the conditions of the Ne
gioes than what they themselves :
have to say. Th e following let
ters are from men and women
working on farms in the Black
Belt. They are of great import
ance because thev shew that some
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Dear comrade:
SCÏ.SÏ,
have been ciushed down so by the
boss class of peoples till I car.
•hardly get enough food to eat. T
go about among my peoples and
1 find them in the same shape
that I am in for food and cloth.
We can scarcely receive a good j
word from the merchants and the
landlords. They take What we
mate and *ive Lthin* for it, and
we have te pay a big price -for
everything we get. and it makes
it hard for us tc even pay a small
I am praying and hoping
FROM M \R \ma \vc 1932
I ROM ALABAMA. AUG. 1932
Dear Comrade:
I am a woman living in the
Black Belt, with no one to help
me. I have been trying hard to
make an honest living farming.
But all of my stock was took
from me and my crop is net much
good. So. I can hardly keep lard,
gravy and fat back meat to eat.
And most of all my neighbors and
friends are in a terrible condition
for clothing, shoes and something
to eat.
We all are in a needv condition
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FROM MISSISSIPPI OCT. 1932
I am writing my complaints of
W I am trttM on th* farm. I
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ÿl.GO worth of food a month and
we are three in the family and he
furnishes as no clothes at all and
my feet is bare and back also. And
my wife and child is almost cloth
less, bare feet and the boss does
not make any an augment to get
ns a.iy. Although I asked him he
won't heed to me and my wife be
come sick. I went to him for a
doctor ami he became angry and j
would not ^tand for it and when
we gather our crops the bosses j
take it all in hand and treat us as
if we 'were dogs. My wife washes
and irons for the bass and seven
are in the family for two gallons
°f milk and one pound of butter
ar.u for day labor they don't allow
us but 40 cento a day and 25 cents
for picking a hundred pounds cl
oott/jn and they pay that in a little
spoiled meat and laid enough t:
Inst about three days and won't
allow us no mort y at all. If we
don't want, to work for that they
u cut and whip us. They
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an » the r share-crop^r and
a renter,«, another landlcm puen.
Tnis comrades name in R. The
^f lcrd sent t 5* r 1 ?\. t3 h .^ e i
last Saturday for taking his live
stock and crop while he was off
from home assisting Vith a
seased person that died in his
community. The indebtedness thev ■
claim against R is $100. The ;
claim was made in lr29. And R
'have went off and serve a sen
treat us so dirty.
FROM GEORGIA, NOV. 1932
Dear Comrade:
and has worked hard and made a
pretty fair ciop and paid what he
owed S. And because K belongs
to the union and cleared a part o
his crop, S went to K's home last
Monday merning and said he come
to kill him and begin shooting at
K and shot, one cf K's children in ;
the leg. And, at the same time i
cursing the Communist pa'.ty to J
the hell, and said he hated all the
God-dam Nigros.
K—, a g^g-d comiade, a renter
lives on a landlord place with the
name of S—.
K has six children in the family
tence in the penentent iary, he says
the same indebtedness.
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, And . rna '. ether cutrageou? (
crimes is committed he;e against f
colored people that I could
«n f ion.
x oars a f. a faithful worker for j
better condishuns.
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\o ^xjjhdn the
-rwhy Orphan :
n f A tLû f»ol _
tSSlperican farmer.
The 1,st = "■
home connty (Day) is larger by
Thc ta3t
ttsbero case -r- w h y Orphan;
Jones is being dragged to the gal
lows, and why only a week ago
Ed Dunlap was brutally lynched A
when he demanded his wages from ;
white foreman. They show that,sire
the murdered Negio croppers of
Camp Hill did net, go off to cut;
w:cd for nothing. The wood they i
cut will destroy ultimately
the barbarism that crushed them,
These letters show that Henry
Lowiy did not suffer hell in vain
because he dared ask his landlord
fer wages withheld from him for
years. Burned like a pine
jknot to an ash, his body in its
test agonies has thiown cut a
light to help Negro farmers in
heiT bitter struggles. These let
ter? show clearly why fa'-m
ers attended the Farm Conference
1(1 Washington shoulder to shcul
der wlth the c PP ;pssed whlte
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Washington Conference
25c sub cards and a bundle of the
Dec. 16 issue of the Producer*
News for the balance of the
money. •
1 have just returned from Wash
ington, D. C. whete I attended the
Farmers National Relief Confer
ence. I think this is the greatest
farmer, ready to battle for their
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Greatest Undertaking
by American Farmers
I am enclosing M, O. for $3 for
which please mail me $2 worth of
(BY E. L. BOLLAND)
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undertaking ever attempted by the
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With the Farmer Delegations to the
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L f e . ton ^' Ba ' Dee - 14.—Approm-;
mately 50 farmers welcomed the
northwaat cohinm on its retaa
trip from the Farmers National
Relief Cosference at the Perry
Grange here. Speakers from the
delegation stressed the necessity
of united action in the struggle of
farmers . a K amst dispossession and
impoverishment. They presented
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Vnd irnn^*Jfd „nnn fZ
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and g fn „i a v e d P ^Ir. ^fWWn;nl
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1 Roseland, III, Dec. 17.—The
northwest column of the Farmers
National Relief Conference left
here for Gin ton, Iowa, after rest
in* ,,ver two day. with th, com
nnovIdM (or thorn.
sale held a few days ago attracted
only representatives of mortgage
companies and brought, less than
$8,000 as compared with $20.000
last year,
recent meeting passed a resolution
that no claims for he use rent, for '
the poor will be allowed after Dec.
3i. I do not see much use of giv
n g these people anything to eat
either if they are going to live out
n the road in South Dakota's sub
ze!0 weather.
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SEATTLE FARMERS'
The County Commissicneis at a
DELEGATE SENDS
REPORTS ON TRIP
landed in Clinton on Dec. IT on
our leturn fiom Washington, D. C.
We had of course sent a telegram.
The reason we tried to arrange a
meeting was because the man wTlo
had acted as chairman, who was
also a gcod Socialist, had told us
hfhv really anxious he was to see
the farmers and workers get to
gether in a solid .organization and
that if we would let. him know
in time he would get up a g„od
big meeting and also see that we
were properly fed. Well, we got
theie and no effort had been made l
to feed us and n.o meeting had
been arranged. He is doing his
best to mislead the workers into
the belief that the Hoover block
help plan is the correct attitude
Ifor the workeis to take on the ,
question of relief.
Because of the fact that he had
not done as he had himself pro
d t „ d we were Mmpe f led
, ' ni ht to Sioux^ City, i
, * received
good warm wecome in that city by
. Unemnloved C-uncil and a
JU MdS ^eve
of Dec^lR S veral «oeake-v
* a description of the Ärmer«
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Nat,onal Rehef ^mference and
(BY WILLIAM FERGUSON)
Sioux City, la., Dec. 19.
We
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explained the demands adopted at
the Conference and presented to
ard read the senate. We were
also entertained by a real musician
and also a singing quartet through
several numbers. Several of.the
armers had taken part in the
picketing in the farmers strike,
were present,' and we learned a
few things from them. The most
interesting of course being that
some of them are subscribers to
Producers News. Some mie
understanding had arisen as tc the
time of our arrival in Sioux City
QTirl art O rrtûrtfi n rv V» O C V\QAH n r_
scon realize that the proletarian
W y ^
ot tne crisis, ne saw.
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time of our arrival in Sioux City
and so a meeting has been ar
ranged t« take place on Dec. 20.
great many of the armers in
this section have expressed a de
to hear the farmers' deflegate
speat and therefore a real goed
meeting should be held. Special
attention should be paid to ask the
'farmers if sheriffs sales ate being:
advertised or evictions, then com
mittees of action should be set up
and a full explanation of methods
used to carry on these actions of
the farmers with the help of city
workers.
There is absolutely no organiza
fton that amounts te anything at
Clinton. Iowa. There should be a
spec j a l effort made to get a good
organizer in this city and district
ard the organizer should be a U.
p. L. member with authority to
dav jn an international broadcast.
Admitting that there are at least
"12 000.000 unemployed and their
dependents" in acute distress
this country, with food rotting in
fields and clothing mildewing
on the shelves" of stores and ware
houses, Borah expressed the fear
OT
eanize units and to carry on work
xhi s fo a district, that needs or
ganizational work very' badly.
Warns Bosses Capitalist
System Faces Collapse
Washington, D. C..
Capitalist "civiuzation
collapse under the hammer blows
of the crisis and the growing in
'donation cf the workers. Senator,
®. 0rab
Dec 25.—
is facing
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that the starving workers would
seen realize that the proletarian
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S !fP in Ç accommodation were pro
vided at workers homes. The rest
was needed very badly a s farmers
«" th«r trip from Waahuigton had
to battle zero weather all the way
causing terrible suffering from
cold mid exposure.
Dining the stay in Chicago the
meetings were arranged in con
BjJ^tuon ^h local speakers at
Oucago Heights, Harvey, Rose
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t"n. SLn*The «UdariS? «f 2.
° f th ®
farraers and aty workTes
Waba5h ' Ind -. Dec. 16.—Th t
northwest column of the Farmers'
Relief Conference were welcomed
hy Wabash farmers at a meeting
at the local high school. Approxi
mately 60 farmers attended and
^re enthu-iastic in the» response
to the Presented by the
conference.
Local farmers took the delega
tion into their homes and fS
nished them with eating wd sleep
ing accommodation*.
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are .he ha,Is, courts, paviUons and
loyers of a wonder city painted in many
ever-changing colors. On these 424 acres of
land and water next year Chicago will cele
brate the hundredth anniversary of its mcor
poration as a town, as well as the advance
accomplished by mankind during the sam
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A Century of Progress—Chicago's !
World's Fair—at night, as viewed by an art
i o t. The -•bov? reproduction of a painting by
Morton R. Addy, Chicago artist, shows the
north half of the Exposition grounds as it
v"ll look next "esr—a symphony of colored
illumination. In the foreground is Lake
Michigan, in the center. North and South
Lagoons, spanned by the cables of the Sky
Ride—outstanding thrill of the Fair.
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Cf ca P ltalls t r u le were visible year, millions of shipping tonnage
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fp HAT Hawaiian pineapple growers are happy that tens of thousands
A ef American housewives are serving canned pineapple to the mem
bers of their families daily? Recent nutritional research reveals the
fact that canned pineapple contains more health values than any other
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would likely turn and wreck our
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the Washington, Oregon delega
tions by the worker* and farmers
of this city. The farmers were
fed and housed by the Unemploy
ed Council and a meetmg was also
held at the Teutenic hall to a
packed house of 360 workers and
farmers.
A. Oja of Montana, reviewed
the farm conditions as observed on
'the trek to Washington, and the
Ä ^ s ^f ers
L the
yoU ^ dUe *î° Participation of the
yoUtk " the ^niggle for farm
® r ® re ! °t and the need of unity
between workers and farmers. The
demands of the conference were
presented to the meeting and the
^ °f tsmxe^ mass action ht the
tb f swivel chair ar
Washington refuse to do
anything to relieve the economic
«stewa- Only by complete sell
danty of the workers and farmers
the present, starvation con
dition8 b e d ^e away with and
eliminated, only by the united ef
f^rts will evictions stop, bread
lines be done away with and the
oort of production
.cnaral dtetmaaful plight of the
farmers and city workers. Condi
tions of farmers and workers are
one and the same, they belong to
the producing class, therefore, the
struggle is common.
The delegation continues from
here fo Elk Point, Iowa, where a
meeting has been arranged at the
city hall.
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northwest delegation oftheFarm
e « National Relief Conference ar
rived in Frederick th e evening of
December 20, where they *erewel
coined by a mass meeting of 210
farm ers.
p eDor ta on the Conference were
l,, mem b r es of the deleea
^ n to an enthusiastic and nS
tart au di enc e. The meeting una
51 showed their endorlement
of the ^nfj^ce demands
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. A resolution was passed protêt
a 5 al « st t îl e bombbl g ^ be
Young's Bay Cooperative Dairy at
Asfona, Qrcon by «er* pn>Jo^
fours of the *bo«i c * ass an d tihe
^nfmie? of this «militant worker
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of ihieldin. then at b hen. dene
CRUSOE AND HIS
MAN FRIDAY
"Friday," said Robinson Crusoe,
I'm scrryi I fear I must lay you
off.
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What do you mean. Master?"
Why, you know, there's a big
.-uiplus of last years ciop. I do
not need you to plant another this
I've got enough goatskin
clothes to last me a lifetime. My
bouse reeds no repairs. I can
gather turtle eggs myself There
is an overproduction. When I
reed veu I'll send for you. You
needn 't wait around here."
That's all right, Master. I'll
plant my own crop, build my own
hut and gather all the eggs and
npts I want myself. Ill g^t along
fine."
Where will you do all this, Fri
This island bflongs to me. you
know. I can't allow y- u to do that
when you can't pav me anvthing I
need. ' I might as well net own it. i
T u en T'll build a canoe and fish I
in the ocean. You don't own that."
"That's aH right vkied you
don't use any of my trees for your
canoe or build it on my land cr
use my beach for a landing place,
ant. do your fishing far enoueh
away so as not to interfere with
my riparian rights."
I never thought cf that Master,
I can do without a beat though.
T U swim over to that rock and
fish Jhere and gather seagull
No. you won't, Friday; the rock
,s mine, I own the riparian right."
TTien^ what, shal' T do, Master."!
That's ycur problem. Friday.—
You are a free man and you know
have we come that nations are
begging for moratoria and people
are begging for b T ead, until the
; ita ation which confronts us is no
* e . s ? comîr >anding and scarcely less
pitiless than war."
ments are attacking their demon
strations for ard social in
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by the authorities, and instead
friends of the dairy being terro?
ized.
A letter was read from Green
castle, Pa. where the farmers had
stopped afJÎSSaw ile hyrSm
action successfully. This was a
direct result of the delegation's
. meeting at Greencastle, Pa., where
they helped organize a local com
mit tee of action
Washington and Montana dele
f ates a ™ resting at fanners' home
* or a day before commencing the
homeward trip. They are enthused
°7 er the wonderful treatment given
them by the Dakota farmers and
their militancy in defending the
n,ç hts of the fanners to remain on
their farm
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delegates arrived here Dec. 24 A
welcome meeting was held at. the
Finnish Workers hall to a packéd
house of 100 farmers. Speakers ,
on the program wer f R - Nelson,
from Washington, who spoke on
g»«rnl f. TO «ndW ^ thmout
atreeaed fïm condiüoaa and the
HUNDREDS OF WOMEN ITHÜft
I N ARMS BU MMING FREIGHTS
Rqswell, New Mexico, (by maU)
— I am back from the National
Hunger March and what I saw
throughout the country needs
plenty of telling. -
On Nov. 15, as a delegate from
New Mexico, with another starv
ing werker, we hung a freight for
Washington to join our comrades.
We had fairly good going through
New Mexico and west Texas, our
numbers being constantly added to
from Pecos city on until Dallas,
when we had between three and
four hundred of us, including wo
men and small children.
Outside of the railroad bulls we
n ° We Wi ' h the . r*
crefws, and the dews even at times
switched on new empties to cany
the bunch. Talking to the rail
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MASS ARRESTS OF
NEGRO CROPPERS
IN OLD ALABAMA
Dadeville, Ala., Dec. 22.—Beaten
back in their first terror drive
against the Nebro croppers by the
splendid solidarity of white and
Negro ciopper of Tallapoosa ooun
ty, the white landlords and their
police are rallying some additional
forces from the adjoining counties
for a murderous drive against the
Negroes. Over 250 white men, re
cruited outside of Tallapoosa coun
ty, are now patrolling the Liberty
hall section of Tallapoosa county
where Monday's figrtmg occurred.
FARMERS RELIEF CONFER
ENCE PROTESTS .
CONCEAL NUMBER DEaD
The authorities continue their
jt{. en ?P^ s JV conceal the nurabjr
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cr c P pers and attempted to seize
the mule and cow of Clifford
James, local leader of he Share
croppers Union at NotasulgaJohn
McMullen and Judson Simpson are
c ' r0 o ^ rs e ThatW bodies of the
oth ^p dcad CIOppets are being cen
' cealed by the authorities is shown
in the admission by Col. Moon,
personal renresentative of Gov. f
Miller, of knowledge of "four or
five dead Negroes laying about
the field." Only the "bodies of
Simpson and McMullen have been
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recovered.
MASS ARREST OF NEGROES
Mass ai rests of Negroes are
being carried on in an attempt to
se ize the leaders of the Share
Croppers Union which is leading
the fight against staivaticn and
landlord robbery of the already 1
impoverished Negro croppers. At
least, 11 Negro croppers aie known
to bo in jail. All are charged with
"Communist activities" for daring
to defend themselves against the
murderous attacks of the land- ->
fords and for for membership in
the union. A Negro woman teach
e r of Birmingham was also arrest.
ed, charged with "circulation of
Communist literature."
All Negroes suspected of the
least militancy are being driven
cut of the county and their prop
erty lotted by lynch gangs ,of the
'
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about t h e rugged individualism
maintained heied'
"i gueSs n; starve Master. May
i stay here until I do, or shall I
sw i m hevond ycur riparian rights
a r.d drown or starve there?"
"i hav e thought of something,
.Friday. I don't like to carry gar-!
bage down to the shore each day. !
You may stav and do that, then
whatever is left of it, after my
dog and cat have been fed. you
mav eat. Y-ou're in luck."
"Thank you. Master. That is
true charity."
"One thing more, Friday. This
island is over populated.
p Cr cen t l5 f the people are unem
I ployed. We are undergoing a se
vete depression and there is no '
wav that I can see to end it. No
one but a charlatan wculd say he
oould. So keep a lookout and let
no one land here to settle, and if
any ship comes don't, le* them land
be Y Äctä Tgaiîst ' foTdgn^f
bor. P Conditions are fundamSallv
sound tbnno-v. ««I " _Z™4 f , T 7r
_
necessity of organizing the farm
ers if they are^o remain on their
farms Wciffo a /+vI
prer™tmg^Miea^?J gimn by
the sneakers and thT1SL! A f
o rgan^te g Lm mittïs ^^f action
committees of action.
Dale, an Oregon farmer out
lined the program and demands of
the Fanners National Relief Con
ference and showed what a tre
mendous step forward it was in
the organizational work of the
farmers. For the first, time in
history the "teal dirt farmer" was
conducting h is own affairs, not
trusting high salaried politicians,
and 'swivel chair artists' by whom
he has always been mislead. To
da v the leadership comes from
the ««k and file and only by a
unity of rank 411(1 flle farmer?
wil1 the impoverished farmer win
relief from foreclosures, evictions
and TOtten conditions. The slogan
0 f f arTn ers delegation on their
home trip was "Unite and Fight"
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DrMrtI .
RENEW
I SUBSCRIPTION
road workers WP ,
a H burned up abr„V^ d the T
cut their faker« he ne » mi
w are Puttin* *
by the cop, I
wb ° wer e trying to turn ^ I
and erven shooting a t ^ ■
discourage" us f or the l*'*!
. °'. er - One boy 0 f about to* *1 K'j
in this.way thrown undeT» 7 .**» I
an d killed and another
arm - tm tb"
At Fort Worth, Texas
arrested and sentenced to nf ***
pile. The jail was filled - ***
dreds of jobless and h ^
Workers wer^tr 'y the?€ g*
1,01 * here •>»» tofÏÏiA» 5!
they possessed in ♦? A the m «11
others would 'be* ft Wrld . «4
n fo ht ju8t for t g ** Poll* «
in out of the cold. *"■
I ?aw little children ton,
from their parents and hem*
to "reform schools.-'
breaking
*
o2
ten days
Rock
wnen we were brought W
the noble judge he ir. u i re d JJj
w e were going and 1 **
Washington, and he promp-]*^
and*se^us* to'the 0 ^"^
10 days Upon getting ^
headed for Kansas City w u
l ' v ®' e USe d to mie^
n ?®. als ' t0 being put, out at bjjû
lng8 ., and driven from one tows
J. ^' n,ot , er '. , m ' n gled with *fl
k Cf .,^ orkera ' »bile *
.. 0 1 hings were hard in Kt«
J" exlco (and they are) we
® eastern countrj- nuen rear»
a f u 1 a starvation, with hur.irtdi
homeless people mlliijj about
e ' er y t'am.
At Kansas City I . SU v- aMtfer
boy trying te catch
1 Ur tra in as
°Hp|. e T^as atain
s i aV ed it out for 10 dav^ndeM
'2
• • tt > ' 7 * ^ X1 «'>dd
fL Ti rP ndv 1
Washirgtc d n on accomt ft *
tences and time logt **
The awful conditions eruiiu
can ^ ardl y 08 Ascribed until %
'"P. «Petienced. tagt, te
dred ? . of Wlt h .itt.e hi
,n the1 / a ™ s ; bumn î in u ? on ««Î
ver - v fr , ei ^ ht '. ra,n - !*•«'. »
Ieas - and stam "8 » :lh > llf »
STARVING GIRLS
In Picket, Texas, I met tne girl
actually too weak to walk as \k
result of hunger and she asked «
help her to get back t« ke
folks in Texas. I got her oi i
eight train headed fer her fab
er's dispossessed home in L«ni*
land.
I could write a book ateutnat
nave seen on this trip, and nt
my heart is steeled for the sing
to come. While we we* *■
vented from getting to Washinf
ton. thousands cf our comrade!|*
the!e and P ut 0ver cur ailES - ^
ob everywhere now is tc fight à
cat -
The Unemployed Councils **
the struggle for winter relief*^
Unemployment Insurance in Nw
Mexicc,amog impoverished fins
ers, poor mineis and aericnltonl
workers will go forward.
landlords. The homes of
write croppers have been searchel
wounded Negro cifljWJJ
kn0w to have , been rescued ft
protected by v white croppers
r? ads the hll , S are
* e " TO ,
fleein ^ the landlord terror,
___ .
At least four deputies are k»***
to have been wounded in Mocci p
battle. These are G. A. Ware, C
E. Elder. 'Stool' Alfoid and J. *■
Gantt. The last two « J
'East Tallassee—further proof
Tallapooosa landlords were fore«
to recruite their "law and om
lynch gangs outside of
on account of the str*f
sympathies of local white cropp*
with the Negro croppers as » £
suit, of the work carried on W
Share Croppers Union ^
rect program of uniting
Negro croppers in joint strop»
against starvation
While the authorities for
^gS^be^un S ^he'atte-j
to expropriée Gifford
v,; c monertv thev are now e»
that there was e
FOUR DEPUTIES WOUNDED
meeting" of Negro cropper* ^
at the Ktne of the "meetof
It is reported that one
wounded Negro croppers we ^
Tuskegee Institute hospiUj £
treatment of his wounds •
turned over to the landlo
lynch gangs by the reform^
heads of that institution- ^
Manv of the arrested
ha" bUr tortured in Jd" * {
attemnt to extort inform«^ '
Thar^croppers Union
te - A „ ^ held inco«*J
r »do and are threatened
lynching. v rw«*
The International Lab ® r .^T*
hé sent ît< representative* ^
Montgomery to take
jfense of the arrested crcPl*^ j
workers and organisation».«^
persons opposed to th *ÏÏ y 4
ror, are urged to Inina ^ %
pretest telegram» to 0°J- ^
Miller at Montgomery. p*Jr
to Sheriff Kyle Yoane. r . op *
j ville. Ala., demanditlT « ^0
the landlord police rf
of the arrested cwPP** ^
ishment of the murderoo* r ,
officers.
For information
m- Unit-» w
WTite J,° £x°M. s>
Wisconsin.
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