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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNITED FARMERS LEAGUE
PLENTYWOOD, SHERIDAN COUNTY, MONTANA, FEBRUARY 23, 1934
XVL Number^
Published Weekly
VOL
17 ARE JAILED IN SOUTH DAKOTA EVICTION CASE
Protests, Complaiiits, Force Resignation of "Czar" Jack Bennett
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Sheridan Cennty Autocrat Is
Compelled to Relinquish Jobs
£ s) . . piiri
Of i OStmaster, CWA Chef
of Postmaster, CWA Chief
Removed to Kalispcll Where His Record Still Unknown
« Complaints and Protests Against HU Discrimina
Tactics Pile Up in Official Waahmgton
and Helena
lory
HELENA, Mont.—As a result of a continuous scries of
•rotests and complainst against his administration of the
Civil Works and Emergency Relief programs, Jack Bennett
has boon forced to resign from this office. At the same time,
he has telegraphed his resignation to Washington as post
master.
Benm'tt bfts b»cn a storm conter?
in Sheridan minty for several
,„r< Charts of rank discrimi-1
K of favoritism, and of high
czar ist action have gone
W 1 r(| HU h
IW) IWA
inne IIP! n l\l
(iRSnrllllN
JV/UJ HJUIaI/ 111
mmin k KÎ r*A
. SHERIDAN CU.
Wo*. Cut to 30 lo 50 Cent.
Hour .0 Take Effect
al Unce
Conditions of the unem
. . .' j ri na f
^oyed workers and destitute
vfl? m r r . K Hn '
fwcht'd a critical period this
week as all but 160 were
thrown Off Civil Works jobs
and an even more stringent
relief policy went into effect,
To the f aimers and workers of
Sheridan county it has become in
creasinKly clear that an organized
■truggle for relief is necessary if
graduel starvation is to be avoided.
Following orders from Harry L.
Hopkins, Emergency Relief Ad-1
mimstratur m Washington, the lo
«1 lackeys of Wall Street leaped
forward to discharge the complete
wps of 250 CWA workers. When
thc'.p olests of the masses frotp
Maine to California opposed this
nilhlesH policy, Hopkins was forced
to modify this order. His direc
Mons are to "proc< ed with caution"
»* lb* y say it the railroad bust
nwo, and the local bootlickr rs have
dischat get! all hut 160.
At the same lime, they announce
«ml the miserable low wage of
iwk which mm with families
have been receiving will be cut.
Tho wages will rot be higher
than 60 cents an hour" they say,
t judging frrm reports from the
SK parts . ot the , couutn'. the
p WA committee will attempt
'' riCI ''" W " 10 30 " nt " "
» . .
ovation program of Hopkins
fcHUh,, told a sonate Commit
Cl" {sf ", Pr "ducoro
.0 Ho adjusted "U
iÄS rommittM
I mwn.lv litii n K<t ^"
" 0 V. r will ll. cofoO ™lle°f
an
At the Ramp time all CWA work
J* no matter how lsri? P their
no r t ow hefr mlarv
«I *t no relief Tho nlim ^f!
JS 1 . of t,1p relief office, and no
,
tow« 8 "beady well known about
or »k " al ll>eat JlR,, l)€en ^ ere two
W'* w.eks, with distribution
of at a pace. Boxes
tile P i!r K / llave R P°6ed because of
IhumK 7, . Committ « e * undfr the
HfcJ* 1 ** Na Poh on Bennett,
f t0 • hetmo-ries
Quanti» io° 40 »»««ty
whiter * m ,iour art
wrli to remember
Î 1 * hu »ter is to tieTid for wilt
knnirs 0 f t J^ P u .
whn ar * fnrrori to nav aimmSm
^ cert a po^d JXtb
Z Thu mssns thïlt^JSi tha
Ç ^mrnt and the rich nothin»
the butter which U ha
fhJ Prip<1 Plp "tvwood Work J- nnH
Û rke " aBd
continued nmio-t »V.
Now» .,nd th #
ànd ^îkliîi r 8
17, 0ral commît*«,, "avt forced
of r, : ®]° i r t l"
to he rirtrihLIS
to prove».» t0 ? n 1 "
C 1 * *>f hu T „, r ' ' ,ve "tock from
TÜ'WnitH t ,, car " arp t0
^ ^stcnH nr n , 0W,î .
^LiV. one of ° f u rn « h: Mcdi
'ContlVJ 2(
Suing
Ho
—-~
I »»»»challenged.
Oration, relief wan frequently de
worker* and farmers whose
Political opinions were contrary to i
Bennett s. This was admitted by
Bennett. Especially genorous re -
*"* «».• who
Ä. ■ m ' tt >nd hl8
n ... .. . I
Bennetts actions against the ;
fnrnier8 and workers of Sheridan |
£*■ - *• PO-toun.ter.eHef
Serious Rumor* Current
While rumor8 of mor ® ««rious
charges concerning Bennett's ac
tivi ^ have current( your
, correspondent has not yet bean
a hi e ^ eB t a bllsh their authenticity,
due, no doubt, to the desire of the
1 CWA administration to "save Its 1
face." Hdwever, it is well known!
that the graft and corruption 1
which has existed throughout
Civil Works Administrations in 45 j
ou t of 48 states, has raised »uch j
a f'bnk that President Roosevelt
and Emergency Relief Administra 1
tor Hopkins in Washington have |
"*® p8 o JPjJ. 1
: order recently went out to cl an
«P the organizations and make
them more presentable to the
be eye.
No new CWA chairman has
bten appointed for Sheridan coun
ty, and Director Spaulding is pro
ceeding slowly with tjio appoint
ment. The idea uppermost in the
minds of CWA heads in Htlena is
to put some one in office who will
I be just as indifferent to the needs
the unemployed workers and
$9 destitute farmers, but who, at the
1 same time, will not be «w vpenl y
I hrutsl. The sentiment for a
I hardboiUd relief chairman who
at the same time be popular.
Need Slick Fellow
Hnowevelt covemment
to: With the Roosevelt government
n tinK^w" CWA Jobîf^luctag r«
j n,,> ,. . * j n ^he local
h jS? » ''i^^f'^Von thov f.ol
thWe timJ« far as a man
« jusque and openly brutri «
haa • ,1,m - _
* There is no mw 8 in Plentywood
»- to »bo »IH .accord Bennett a.
postmaster. The Democratic com
nilttee. It Is reported, is pulling
J. W. or Mrs. McKee, who arc
^f! Bpending the winter In California.
Under his ad mini -
Meat Trust Would Use
-w.Schools in Its Drive
The Meat Trust realizes that
with a high processing tax on beef
iaml pork, the consumption of meat
^ to fall: Not content with
cobbed the farmers of their
stock at starvation prices, they
aTe to take the ,a ï
the city workers through
higher prices.
City workers who cannot pay
1 the inflation prices and the pro
cessing tax on m<at are looking
iZurfor substitutes, or are go
1 ing without. The Meat Trust
w^uld ike to sell as much meat
asHftsstble
j n • h
1*L Th .® r ® f | ° r ® » ,L the Hgh
i v S Plentvwood High
p/ b° o18 » ,nrluf,intr P ® .r^nTTimign
-cW) In a props g n
to boost the meat tnnu y*
p ' p bwttfnf on a essay
* •'"bools, asking f r an g
Conduct Essay Contests in
Public Schools for Their
Own Profits
Tiala Given Six Month s in Prison
INDIANA COURT
r*i-rCONVICTS TffO
p ARM LEADERS
FARM LEADERS
Jesse Hann Sentenced to 60
Days and Fined $100
f or Activity
of
VIOLA BALA FREED
w A IÏQ A W ev.k 10
-WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 19.—
i ABred fiala, national«ecre
tary of th« United Farmers !
League, was sentenced to six
montli» In the Indiana state
lP" s ®t and flwd $200 by
I the circuit court trying him
; on A charge of "obstructing
| the process of the law" grow
fcÄJHrfT ag,Ün8t "
or.an.zer
and Syracuse farmer, was
sentenced to 60 days and fined
Vlola Tiala, wife of the
^cwtary, wa« freed.
The trial lasted five days,
during which farmers crowd
^ il _ a mnm
1 C ® UIT "° m *
1 he International Lahor De
1 Wnse and the United Farmers
the'League will appeal the case.
j Funds to finance the dc
j fen.se should be raised by all
farm organizations and sent
1 tf| C National Office, United
| p armiers League, 1817 South
1 Loom is Street, Chicago, Ill.
should be rushed to
^0^8 »noUKl DC FUSned 10
puh-tj«0>. Paul McNutt, Indiatuipo
i*®» IIIÛ*
is
.
y $7,500,000 Profits III 1931
a Investigation Reveals
WASHINGTON, D. C._For the
second year of the depression the
Montana Powor Holding Company
^ proflt of 10 g B Kr
r«- on lnTO ™ °"< 1 «P-— •
pon ^ TÇ fS V o C rîî™ïe commis*
sion On its investigation of the
P<^-r -d |U uMHtlw.
I AccordlOR to the report 10.1 per
« P"><*
li 1027 the profita were 118 per
cent but expressed in dollars and
a. cents about »1,000,000 lea, than In
-SI.
The gross incomes for 1927 and
arc ! 1931 were $18,613,299 and $23.962,
762 respectively. _
I. L. D. and U. F. L. Will
Appeal Case of U. F. L.
Organizers
BULLETIN
PROFITS OF POWER
COMPANY IN MONT.
ARE 103 PER CENT
re
. mtaumtu-m—A
. ^ J A v fiTnvS
signed by the National Livestock
and Meat Board of Chicago, says
university scholarships will he
givtn, one to each state. The sub-(lace
ject if the contesta will be
^ -. Meat in the Balanced Diet," I
„ The preparation 0 f Meat," "Meat j
j the Economy Budget," the "Im
tano{ of the Live-Stock and the
Mpat Tndugt ry(keting
Thlf| hoard, which is just a
Pretty name for the Meat Trust,
that thess essay contests
have gone on s im* 1924 and that
last year Alberta Eva, of Butte
M^tann State Champion.
The slogan of the Meat Trust is
"Rat more meat." We believe that
the unemployed workers should
v 8 ve more meat all right, as some
thing necessary to their health,
But a het>fr «mhiert for a school
rnnav is '^'h v Congress Should
Pass the Workers Unemployment
T^n^arce pill" With ca»h In
t heir rockets the unemployed «'culd
i 11tt ^ nTld thf f nr merc
, M rot have to n*atch thHr
omn n f or
1 w«q» «f . U. on™.
*
UFL Local Protests
Threat of Eviction
Against C. Hovdey
Calls Upon All Fanners in Territory to Join in Action
to Stop Eviction Forced by Wm. Hass
COMERTOWN, Mont., Feb. 19.—The Comertown Local
of the United Farmers League went into action yesterday
protesting against the eviction of Carl Hovdey, farmer -of
Sheridan county, near here.
The following resolution was sent to William Hass, large
landowner, who is holding a mortgage of $3,600 against Hov
**y's place and served an eviction notice against the farmer
in January.
The United Farmers League is*
calling upon its members and all*
other farmers in Sheridan, Roose
velt, Daniels, and Valley counties
wwker^to the
tn * workers in the
, . . 8 " J coun f t , w ' fl ta
{j£ moI £' t thr p Lie.
All proup. and Individual farm.™
are alao aaked to .end protest let
tens and resolutions to William
Hass, Outlook, Mont., and to S. E.
-*
^ « '."„"Z, by
" * L ™
"W P the members of the Totted
Farmers League vigorously pro
test the action you are taking
«*«inat Carl Hovdey.
f< * pl that ,n *" mufh «"
ywlr * n U much
smaller than tWe equity of the
farmer, since the building* on
the place are worth more than
the amount y*>ii have against the
farm, yoor action In trying to
Workers Beaten
Back in Austria
Bloody Fascists of Dolfuss and Prince Break Present
Resistance of Heroic Workingclass; Workers Wilh
draw lo Reorganize and Build Ranks for Revolu
tionary Struggle Against Capitalism's Hangmen
VIENNA.—Defeated for the present but not crushed
the workers of Austria are reorganizing and rebuilding their
ranks for a continued revolutionary struggle against the ad
vances of the fascist bands.
For a week they have fought, pitifully armed against
the perfect military machinery of a modem state. _
Heavy artillery, machine guns,*
hand and
"If it wouldn't Jhav« hetn for our

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poison gas were
used by the Dolfuss government
to crush the heroic resistance of
the Austrian working class.
Women Aid Fight
Foot by foot the workers re
treated after thek apartment
houses had been, blown to bits by
the fascist artillery. Workingclass
women fou K Ht Ju.t ne much und
ne hnrd m their' men. Thrv e»r
Hed munition., reloaded Run. and
Ttroperlv handled rlflea themrelvea.
J app
If iliiLuavLi I IlLil/IvIU
. n ^. n m ..rmvvnnn
T A C f 1 C T MFTHODS
HOtlO I iULinUDü
^ AGRICULTURE
WASHIMPTOM 10 —Th»t
th S UlNGTON, Feb. 19. That
* R<w " unent Wi l l *l* 0r i
more and more to open methods of
fascist rule was virtually admitted
by Secretary of Agriculture Wal -
wh«n he predicted that all
such'farmers will come under rompu I
sory government control soon.
"QuoUs will he set for every
farmer and licenses will he issued
for all plowed land, and all mar
will be under compulsory
control," Wallace stated in an a»r
tide written for the Foreign
Policy Association.
"If the U. S. insists on a policy
of economic nationalism, the nation
jmust he prepared for fundamental
planning and regulation ofsgricul
turn and Industry far hevond that
which anyone has yet suggested."
"There will he a unanimity of
oninion and dlsclnlinary action
greater th-n that whl»*h we
ev^rie^d the v ^r, of 1917
imqn he .„id. The C.cr~*m n«o
«»o «re eyrgriecelnir «»»oh « "»manf
»•ifv" ef nninin« onA-r ruw to
W»- 0 «vcr fM«»-.
E» VI-tria
i™ »v«
of N«l,.
Plowed Land to Be Li
censed/* Sec'y Says
force on eviction is absolutely
unj-UHtified.
Those people, living on the
place now for 25 years, arc hard
working people who would pay
their debts if they could. You,
on iUe other hand, are not In
much need of thd* land, having
more land now ^ian one man
needs.
"We firmly pKdge. ourselves to
stand by Carl Hovdey and any
other farmer to protect ourselves
against foreclosures and evic
tions.
««'
"United Farmer* League,
"Comertown Local,
"Wm. P. Corcoran.
"Secretary."
The eviction has been prevented
before by the militant action of
farrmers hv the U. P. L., In the
Holiday Association and by Indi
vidual farmers. And farmers from
all over this territory will «rally
strain to prevent that Carl Hovdey,
nls wife ant four children are be
ing thrown out Into the cold.
. „ I __ . . A
to™ ^szling Heights, over
the city,
J >»««■>»
t,**™ 1 ' 4 *? brav „ e c " dre » tb
Worker. nefenee Conpa continued
,r fj^ht from the aewe™ of the
huge city.
Tn small groups of from 10 to
women, who urged us to continue
the fight to the death, we never
would have been able to fight as
we did," socialist workers stated,
when they were forced to leave the
city to entrench themselves on the
20 men they came out of the sew
ers to continue their attacks
against the fascists.
The fight itv the country and in
the smaller tolwna and cities con
tinued and at some points has not
aoded yet.
Savag* Revenge of Dolfuss
In the meantime, Dollfuss, tho
head of the bloody fascist govtnn
ment * 8 carr y in * out hi *
^ revenge on the cap
tured workers and their organiza
tion
u . „ AAA .
Jf or ® £**.
^
"J*« the ^rracka taken for this
P Urp08e wh *" J? 1 ® flty pri80M
er ^ oy f crowded.
Vo\ltuu and the
«einwehrr leaders laie choosing the
^ims to keep the hangman busy.
Dozen» are being hanged *«
Vienna and other cities for having
lad ^oup. of workers during the
battles.
With absolute ruthlessness, more
savage than any wild beast, the
fascists demanded the blood of
those worktrs who had Ud the
wo kingclas. in the street battles.
While bragging that 'order has
been reste red in Austria.' Dollfuss
announced to the pnss that the
hanging is going to contlnie.
These outrage, can only be ex
plalred by the fact that the fas
Hst government is afraid of the i
rev^lutionn* v activities of the Aus
n working class wil' continu«
t 0 carrv on as scon.as t»*ev catch
(r n *,lr„M „„ ^ Tw»>
SOVIET MAKES 1
CITIZENS OF
REICHSTAG 3
Demands Nazis Release
Dimitrov, Taneff, Popoff,
Disowned by Bulgaria
PRESENT PASSPORT
Welcome* Acquitted but
Imprisoned Victims of
Hitler Fire Trial
BERLTN, Feb. 19.—Georgi
Dimitroff the Bulgarian Com
munist leader, Taneff and
Popoff, who were acquitted of
setting fire to the Reichstag
and whom the Bulgarian gov
ernment was only too willing
to leave in the hands of Fas
cist General Hermann Goer
ing, has found a new cham
pion in Soviet Russia, of
which they have been citixens
since yesterday.
Following i t s unprecedented
grant of citizenship to men con
fined in jail in another country,
the Soviet government served a
demand on Germany for the im
mediate release of these three So
viet citizens so they might go to
thefcr new Fatherland. The ' de
mand was made in a highly offi
cial manner by the Sovkt Embassy
in Berlin.
German official quarters admit
tx d that the Soviet government had
informed the German government
that It had granted citizenship to
the three men and this information
had been transmitted "to proper
authorities for further scrutiny".
According to unofficial reports
tonight, however, the German Gov
(Continued on page 3)
Milk Corporations Make
Huge Profits
WASHINGTON. — While the
farmers are beig driven into
sheriff's sales and millions ol
workers aire unable to afford
fancy prices for milk for their
children, the big milk distribut
ing companies are making big
money, according to Secretary
of Agriculture Wallace. His
figures on their profits for the
past five years are:
Philadelphia
handling 86% of volume)—30.
76%.
"
(distributors
Boston
(distributors hand
ling 76% of volume)—22.46%.
St. Iruis—(distributors hand
ling 67% of volume)—14.64%.
Chicago —(distributors hand
ling 90% of volume)—26.84%.
In arriving at profits, Wal
lace's auditors cut out excessive
officers' salaries, bonuses to of
ficials, excessive depreciation
charges, insurance on lives cf
officers and interest on "good
will" bonds.
Indian Reform Bill Is
Presented in Congress
. " R af | Condition^"
_ ^ r * » T L
Forces Govt, to Take
Steps
-
WASHINGTON. D. C.-Oxrrup
,, _ T .«i ' r!T
tlon ®mong Indian agents on In
dI * n . "TT »w m w h
J^dtly loown that official Wash
hyton can no longer Ignore It.
J»'« miserable condition, of the In
w* fflfeJKf?.
ief oUotmanta JbnjMnnUM ans
into demonstrations, scUon^ and
do
Wa.hJti^ton ha* dreidod to Ho
The Wll.intnoduced byRepresen
tatlvc Howard. Democrat of Ne
b™* ka ' , la8t wwk *!. , t ^ a Ad "^
stratW. Idea of doing some
thing . But the bill obviously will
««* alleviate the conditions of th.
I r ««ns.
The hill proposes to pool Indian
grazing and forest lands and make
them community prop« rty. This Is
designed. Howard says, to prevent
the Indians' lands being taken by
whites. Nevertheless, the right of
wie and transfer still remalr« and
there is nothing to prevent wealthy
whites from buying over whole
communities.
Th. bill .1.. prftpnd. to »I up
U. F. L STATE SECY.
f
JULIUS WALSTAD, IS
HELD ON HUGE BAIL
1
Farmers Charged with "Rioting" two Weeks After
Placing Evicted Henry Nieland Back on Farm Stolen
by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
BLOW AT 2 D STATE CONFERENCE
Banker-Ruling Class Resorting to More Openly Fascist
Tactics in Effort to Crush Farmers Fight Against
Impoverishment, Foreclosure, Evictions
(By Special Wire)
SISSETON, S. D., Feb. 21.—Seventeen Roberts county
farmers, including Julius WaKstad, State Secretary of the
United Fanners League, were taken from their homes today
and thrown into jail on a charge of rioting. The arrests fol
lowed the militant action of Roberts county farmers two
weeks ago in putting Henry Nieland back on the farm from
which he had been evicted.
The farmers are held on bonds»
ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 each,
Th e attack o n the militant South
Dakota farrmers, following on the
heels of the conviction of Alfred
Tiala, National Secretary of the
U. F. L. and Jesse Hann is a clear
indication of the banker class aim
to crush the farmers resistance to
foreclosures and evictions.
UFL State Sec'y Arrested
Julius Walstad who is also a
member of the Farmers National
Committee for Action, is consid
ered by the court to be the "ring
leader." Knute Walstad, and his
father was also arrested at the
same time for participating in the
"riot."
The farmers are charged with
"rioting" and the courts will try
to place even more serious charges
against some of the more out
standing leaders.
Replaced Evicted Family
On Feb. 2 more than 600 farm
era of Roberts county went to the
farm of Henry Nieland, from
which Nieland was evicted two
days earlier, took hold of the son
of a kulak farmer, who had moved
into the place, and put him on the
road and moved Nieland the orlg
inal owner in again.
Henry Nieland had homesteaded
the farm 30 years ago. The North
western Mutual Rife Insurance Co.
which held a mortgage against the
farm, foreclosed on him and With
the "Forces of the I/w" threw him
off his farm on Jan. 31.
Had Stopped Eviction Before
Previously, on or around Nov. 1,
the Insurance Company tried for
the first time to evict Nirland and
hi* family. Officers of the UFL
were informed of the attempt,
early enough to gather farmers
from around the county. The evic
tion was stopped.
The second time E. J. Turner,
attorney for the insurance com
pany, was more careful to pick a
date on which he knew not many
farmers would he around.
On January 81 the majority of
the militant farmers were over in
Marshall county helping the farm
there to hold a successful
penny sale on a truck the Inter
national Harvester Company wu
rrs
self government, ' and to curb the
(absolute powers of the Indian of
fice ovor t he Indian. The Indian
'agent, according to the bill, will
have "a cooperative and advisory
relationship."
T , — —— «H«««
Indian municipal wrporatlons
^ t » ^ P ^ «n ^ ^,r°h
the Tntcrior.andwillhave fuich
powers as they arre considered by
the secretary a* competent to dis
eïüîSîit aiîa° "WewlU*io îomror
toreat rou as ^ou *h*\\
! ««STriühtaT Well vou annT
1
W« dlddl that" This menns in
We Mû***, t^tthe^ri
final analysis, thmtth^govern
attitude of "white superiority "
^titudeof white superiority.
The hill continues the use of In
dl.n police courts (controlled by
the Agents, cf eoum) and the'
nnpolntment of Indians to Jobs In
the Indian office
The hill is hailed by Commis
.i 0 ~er John Colllr. as the "hill of
Tr^an Rights." But that is far
from the truth. The Indians will
never e-ct snv rights until a work
rrs and fermera government Is set
on 1« vM«h th. v take a parti
en,„q to that of the white and the
%« ».,h,r, «ni ta»
*'■
-11 - 1 -
foreclosing. Thi s gave the attor
««V and the Sheriff of Roberts
county the opportunity. They
evicted Nieland and let the son of
a kulak farmer move In.
The day following the UFL im
mediately called a meeting of all
farmers In the court house to dis
cuss the case and to demonstrate
their determination to stop evic
tions and foreclosures.
About 600 farmers and also
many small business men, who had
been invited, attended this meet
ing. The attorney wa«, permitted
to speak to the • farmers. He
threatened them with prison sen
tences if they dared to put Nieland
back into his home-. When he at
tempted to paint the present situa
tion of the farmers a., a wonder
ful state of affairs he was booed
off the platform.
Ignored Threats
After discussing the case the
farmers simply ignored the case
and voted almost unanimously to
put the Nieland family back Into
their home.
The action that was taken fol
lowing this decision was fully en
dorsed a few davs later bv 1.000
farmers who met at the Sisseton
School Auditorium,
Forty-four small business men
of Peever and Slsseton pledged
, solidarity 'with tbe fn'-mer* and
workers, demanding seeuritv In
! their homes for farmers a^d work*
! eVs All of them sent nroto«t tela*
j p>rnmc to the governor and to thf
; ProsDont.
| The attapk on these 17 fflrme „
j cml arrest of the militant
lenders was believed here to be ao
attfmpt to strike a blow at the
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SUPREME COURT
Send Militant Nebr. Holi
day Organizer and Unem
ployed Leader to Jail
LINCOLN, Nebr.—The convic
tions of Harry M. Lux, state
ganizer of the Nebraska Holiday
Asoociation (Madison Co. Plan)
and of Bob Burleigh, Lader of the
L ] f nco1 " . Unemployed Council, for
** *"? w«J ,rev ^ T 'î f °!! cloi !'
ï be ît N 5' * ast . Ma £ ch
Jr*j® J
JJ . rt decision Issued
F ®^. 16 - . ..
Th * convictions, first passed In
t he Saline County court by Judge
Proudfoot ' cArTi€ ^ finrs of I2W
a g alnst Lux and $100 against Bur
lejffh . Th, Holiday farmers of
Nebraska as well as militant farm
or 8 ai » dation s throughout the coun
hry such as the United Farmers
I/eafirue R nd the U. F. P. A. of
hav « fought the
cmc. The Farmers National Com
mitt ® € for A£tion ard the Farmera
Nat,onal Defense Bureau put on
an inteni(ive campaign In opposi
t! ° n ll 10 V" °° v,cti on8 and in ap
pe all rg the case to a higher court.
It will he recalled that besides
Lux a nd Burleigh, three farmer,
and 16 unemployed workers were
arrested for their part In attempt
jing to prevent the foreclosure. «1
though a state moratorium law
had been passed at the recentkgi.
lature P esslon. PmFfrot however
called the law unconstitutional and
fixed sentence against the militant
workers ard farmers.
I*«* and Bmrieigh. refusing to
n«v flnea. will serve a jail aea
t.p«.
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