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Andy Mellon in
on Air Mail Graft
WASHINGTON, D. C.—An aviation
company owned by Andrew Mellon, altho
it had never flown a plane, came in for a
share of the gravy in air mail contracts,
according to a story told the Senate In
vestigating Committee by former postmas
ter Walter F. Brown. Brown admitted that
he himself had a joint stock market ac
count with Joseph Bagley wealthy financier
who represented air lines holding mail con
Austrian Delegation
Sneake Into New York
NEW YORK CITY.—A trade delega
tion of five Austrian industrialists arrived
in New York Monday to visit president
Roosevelt and leading American cities in
quest of trade for Austin in business. The
delegation, fearing a demonstration by the
American workers protesting the fascist
attacks on the heroic Austrian workers,
sneaked quietly into the city.
Gangsters Recruited
to Break Hotel Strike
have recruited gangsters, many with long
prison records, in an effort to crush the
strike of hotel workers now going on in the
city. The strike continues despite efforts
of the officers of the Amalgamated Union
to stampede the rank and file back to work
under the old conditions.
Hotel owners
Socialist Workers
Back Hathaway
NEW YORK.—Socialist workers at a
meeting at the Brighton Beach Workers
Center pledged solidarity to Clarence Hath
away, Communist leader who was beaten
by Socialist officials at the Madison Square
garden meeting last week when he attempt
ed to speak for unity between Communists
and Socialists in the fight against fascism.
Bernard Mishkin, leading member of the
Young Peoples Socialist League has issued
statement criticizing the Sociolist offi
cials for their attack on Hathaway.
City Board Endorses
Workers Insurance BUI
BERKELEY, Mich.—The city commis
sion of Berkley, at the insistence of the
Unemployed Council members, unanimous
ly endorsed the Workers Unemployment
Insurance Bill, now pending before Con
gress as H. R. 7598..
Set Up Machine
Guns in Seamen's Strike
BOSTON, Mass.—Machine guns were
set up on the docks at Boston and cordons
of police stood guard as four ship's crews
out on strike were joined by the crew of
the S. S. Severance. The strike is spread
ing rapidly and the strike call is issued to
many ships from a bridge as coal ships
pass through.
Roosevelt Disturbed
at High Liquor Prices
WASHINGTON, D. C. — Although
President Roosevelt is content with high
prices charged to city workers for groceries
he is upset by the high liquor prices, and
has urged the administration to take ac
tion against high liquor costs, and against
Large Munitions Shipments
Through Canal
CRISTOBAL, Canal Zone.—Unusually
large shipments of nitrate, necessary for
the manufacture of munitions, were re
ported passing through the Panama Canal
en route to the Azores for reshipment to
England, France and Japan. Twelve ship
ments of nitrate have passed through the
canal since Feb. 1, according to officials,
making a total of 94,000 tons this month.
Lenin Picture
NEW YORK.—Artists of many orga
nizations are protesting the destruction of
the mural painting by Diego Rivera at the
Rockefeller center here. The painting was
covered up at the order of John D. Rocke
feller, Jr., when it was discovered that the
Mexican artist had painted the head of
Lenin, leader of the Russian revolution in
the mural. The news that the painting has
been destroyed has recently been received
and has caused a storm of protest.
Investigation of
Electric Rates
WASHINGTON, D. C.—A nationwide
investigation of electric rates was proposed
in a resolution adopted by the Senate Tues
Vigilantes Attack
Strikers Camp
EL CENTRO, Calif.—Armed "vigi
lantes" organized by rich farmers and the
canning companies, attacked a tent camp of
striking pea pickers, tearing down tents
and brutally beating women. The ranks of
the 10,000 pea pickers are solid, however,
and the Agriculture and Cannery Workers
Industrial Union announces _that the picket
lines are successful in preventing entry of
Negro CWA Workers Fined
for Circulating Petition
ATLANTA, Ga.—Three Negro CWA
workers who circulated a petition demand
ing removal of Forman Jack Anderson,
have been fined $10 and costs in recorder's
court. They arq J. D. Tyler Wm Julks
and Frank Clark. '
Thirteen other CWA employees were
arrested on the same charges, but were
dismissed. 8
Vegetables, Potatoes
and Flour Demanded of
CRC by Comertown UFL
Destitute Farmers of Co mmuni ty Must Be Provided
With Seven Carloads of Feed Grain and Ten
Carloads of Hay, Resolution States
COMERTOWN, Mont.—A demand for an immediate in
crease in groceries and clothing orders and for one carload
each of flour, potatoes and vegetables, was made by the
United Farmers League in meeting here Feb. 14. The meet
ing also went on record as demanding seven carloads of feed
grain and ten carloads of hay to prevent the further starva
tion of the livestock of the farmers in this community.
Copies of the resolution demand-*
ing increased relief were sent to;
the central relief committee at
Plentywood and to Governor Coo -1
ney at Helena.
Copies of the resolution demand
ing feed and hay for their stock
were sent to Senator B. K. Wheeler
and Secretary of Agriculture Wal
lace, Gov. Cooney and the central
relief committee at Plentywood.
The resolutions adopted were as
We the United Farmers League!—1
members of the Comertcfwn Local,
Owing to the conditions of the
Comertown community, where the
grasshoppers, hail and dry weather
have hit this territory for the last
five years. We find that many
cattle and horses art ding of
Therefore, we the the United
Farmers League members of the
Comertown Local demand at least
seven carloads of feed gram and
ten carloads of hay be shipped
here immediately.
We therefore send a copy of this
Resolution to B. K. Wheeler, one
to Secretary of Agriculture Wal
lace, Gov. Cooney, the Central Re
lief Committee at Plentywood, and;.
a copy to the Producers News fi
Wm. P. Corcoran,
Local Secy.
We, the United Farmers League
members of the Comertown Local,
owing to the conditions of the
Comertown community, where the
grasshoppers, hail and dry weather,
has hit this territory for the last
five years and because
amount of relief they have re
ceived, we find that many of these ■
people have no flour or potat^s,
clothing ar other necessities. We ,
"g orders totST* j
We also demand that at least;
shipped here at once and further
that there be no discrimination
against CWA workers who have
now been cut off their jobs.
A copv of this Resolution, to be
sent to the Central Relief Commit
tee at Plentywood, to Governor
Cooney and Producer's News Jot

Close to downtown stores. Beau- j
fort Hotel 112 3rd Street South,
opposite Federal Building, Minne
apolis 75c, $1, $1.50 per day. Park
Wm. F. Corcoran,
Local Brevities
ing next door.
Martin Isaacson of the south
Comertown country was a Plenty
wood caller Tuesday.
William Goff .farmer near the
Blue Trail, was a business caller
here Thursday.

A number from here motored to
Redstone Wednesday to attend the
funeral of Hans Madsen's daughter
who was stricken with a heart at
tack Sunday.
Jack Bennett left Sur.day for
Helena where he will confer with
CWA officials.
Several carloads of hay arrived
here this wtek .and many farmers
have called far their share.
Ed Black had the misfortune of
losing his big team this week. It
it supposed the cause of death was
from musty alfalfa Tiay.
Christ Christenson bas left the
employ of the Mint Cigar store
and says he may try farming once
John Madsen ha s been employed
at the Marron ranch this week as
Vern Little, the ferman, has been
the sick list this week but ex
pects to resume his duties the last
of the week.
The Archer community was
shocked last Sunday by the news
that little Rachel Madsen, five
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hans Madsen, had suddenly drop
ped dead.
Little Rachel was out playing
with otheff children on an ice pond,
where the boys on skates were
milliner here behind them on a sled.
All of a sudden she collapsed from
a stroke of heart failure and was
taken to her borne. From there
she was hur'ied to the Plentywood
hospital, where tb* doctors could
i 0T>1v nroTloUT1f ' e that she had died
almost instantly.
Tbe f " reral t f rk P lace at H«d
Jone where a lar-e number of
friends and sympathizers gathered
to bid her last farewell.

Issues Warning Against
Controversies in PWA
wr 0 .n r> rvu in
1 rpvf^ 1 ^° n ' ^*.P* 19.
he services of the regional
advisers and state advisory i
boards of the Public Works ]
! Administration throughout j
the country are to terminate 1
Feb. 28, according to orders
0 f Secretary Ickes Public
Works Administrator
has .
further applications^ be McepKd
because already about $3,500,00) of
reW applications have been filed
in the evtnt that Congress should
make f ur ther appropriations.
A warning was issued by the
public Works Administrator last
n } R bt stating that he will "crack
down on all cities and municipali
ties which will permit controver
s i es to threaten the orderly pro
cess of the PWA program".
* This will be further pressure
| this time frorn Washington, to pre
• vent PWA workers from getting
i n t 0 conflict with the. local admini
But 'workers will continue to or
ganize and fight to right griev
ances against the administrators
| and to demand a living wage far
their labor under the PWA pro
: gram.
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Denied Crop Loan
New Emergency Crop Loan Bill Awaiting Roosevelt's
Signature Forbids Any Aid to Farmers Who Fail
to Assist Government in Starvation Program
u n WASHINGTON, D. C.—The new emergency crop loan
bill, which has passed both house and senate and which by
the time this is printed, will probably be signed by Roosevelt,
forbids loans from the $40,000,000 fund to any farmer who
cannot prove he took part in the Agricultural Adjustment
(Program of crop destruction and acreage reduction
required by law that bor-*
rowers, as a condition to receive
an emergency loan, must furnish
proof of cooperation with the Ad
justment Administration" stated
;Wm. I. Myers, governor of the
Farm Credit Administration. "The
nature of the proof of cooperation
with the AAA will be similar to
that recently announced as ap
plicable to othftr borrowers who
apply for loans under the Farm
Credit Administration."
"Each applicant must obtain
clearance through or furnish a
certificate of cooperation with the
Agricultural Adjustment Admini
i he production control
associations will make available
lists of those who have signed the
acreage control contracts. Farm
°n t t is list > otter
«Mp f ® \° b °^ 0W ' Wl11 1)6
Th \
» oourty councils are expected
fellow I stoolpigeons against their
fellow farmers: County councils
Bids for 227 Kuiw ' ♦ 27 ' j
on the ^ e<rect fd
dam will 0 r e P o e ^l 0WnS ^ *52 î he
dam will be opened in the division
T:il ""S ? ty - " areh ,.! 2 '
Peck district engineer. Actual
construction of the town of Fort
Peck should begin soon aftor April
1, officers here stated.
The buildings to ft constructed
are of all sizes and shapes, from
two-room dwellings to mess halls
Two permanent homes and two
wings of the proposed administra
tbs buildings are included in the
plans. All structures are of wood.
227 Buildings Will Cover
Fifteen Blocks, Officials
The area to be covered is equal
to 16 city blocks.
Other plans are going ahead
which will cause a small city
rise on the prairie within a period
of six months. Bids for grading
and construction of streets in the
townsite will be opt ned March 8,
as 'will others for graveling.
Located on Bench
The location of the town is on
the bench above the main valley
of the Missouri, north of the ntw
electrical substation and west of
But Roosevelt Lop« off
Money Designed for
Direct Relief
By Herbert Barnes
Washington, D. C., Feb. 16.
—President Roosevelt found
that he couldn't dodge the
9,000 letters a day, the dem
onstrations, and the Washing
ton unemployed conference all
of which protested cutting
off CWA workers. Today,
therefore, he added $150,000,
000 to the fund allotted for
Civil Works projects. This
brings the total CWA fund to
While this will not continue the
work beyond May 1, it will make
the "tapering-off* process a little
The joker in thp deck how ever, is
the fact that Roosevelt took this
extra rnoiuy out of the $600,000,
000 appropriated for direct relief,
There is. now only $450,000,000 for
direct relief to unemployed, of
which at least $ 150 } 000,000 will be
spent before the end of the year.
Since the appropriation was made
to cover two years, this leaves
only $300,000,000 for 1935, which
everybody, even government offi
da!s ' realize is not en0UKh - !
The ' result is that many govern
ment officials and bankers are
worried over the outcome. They
*** that Roosevelt's war budget is
teing thrown out of gear some
what and believe that extra taxa
ltion is in store for the country.
Arthur Krock, Washington cor
respondent of the New York Times
in a dispatch to his paper today
believes that the government will
be forced to use Section A of t\e
Thomas Amendment, and call on
the Federal Reserve System to buy
government paper. The law pro
vides that he may do this to the
amount of three billion. This is
another inflationary step to which
j the capitalist government is forced
j And of course it means highei
j prices fo»r workers and the small
' farmers.
of the production control associa
tions will certify to representatives
of the Farm Credit Administra
tion the names of any farmers who
while not signisg acreage control
contracts, are cooperating by not
increasing their production con
trary to the acreage control pro
Where county councils have not
been set up, Farm Credit Admini
stration representatives will be in
structed to make no loans to fairm
ers who are planning to increase
\ production, stated Myers.
j » ut the time being, according to
, Governor Myers the
j gional emergency crop loan offi
tes will handle the applications for
| bars from the $40.000,000 fund
and these offices will be under the
imm e<iiate direction of the Emerg
enCy Crop ^ division, which is
placed under the supervision of the
Production Credit Commissioner, S.
M. Garwood, and the Governor.
va*, lous re
the present boat yard barracks.
Specifications for the building
require contractors to begin work
within 15 calendar days after day
of notice to proceed and the entire
program is to be completed with
160 calendar days. Buildings
j will be complete, with plumbing
j and fixtures.
J Construction of the new 164,000
j volt power line from near Great
Falls to. the dam site is indicated
soon with the announcement that
bids wil1 1)6 opened Mairch 1 for
construct bn of two electrical sub
stations, one at the Rainbow dam
Great Falls and the other at
Port Peck. Power is to be trans
r ... 1)011 Tests
uthe r major contracts include
j d ». to 1)6 0 P ene d Feb. 26 for the
j dulling of 224 test holes on the
'iV?' A ***■»»"«
w^, 0 " fo . r î ,lds ° n dnlhn ^ 30
* °yr s at the site of the P ro ~
?° Sfd , diversion tunnels has been
1S f™T' ,
Although temporarily stopped be
caUse °f wet ground caused by an
early thaw, work on the railroad:
grading was conducted part of the
The first shipment of ties for
the Wiota-Fort P r ok »railroad
rived last Thursday and track
laying was started tarlv the fol
lowing momirg. Engineers esti
mate that a v ont 100 c-*rs of ties
I will he nsrd in tb#> we ir
pro PO" os is." towards the
river, where the Minneapolis
ne company 5^
structicn in mvW +n «•
norary crossing early in March.
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Lie of "Sell-Out" Is
Exposed by Board
Pkntywood, Mont.
Feb. 22, 1934.
To the Stockholders, Friends and
Readers of the Product« News:
_ . „«saav»
For the past several weeto..
Charles E. Taylor, former editor
of the Producers News, has ear
ned on a consistent campaign of
slander against members of the
Board of Directors of the Peoples
Publishing Company. He has
stated both at PlentyVvood and at
meetings throughout the county
that the board has "sold out" to
William Hass, a rich farmer who
holds mortgages against small
W. ch.«cteriw tu. •Menant
as a malicious he, and we can see
in bis insistent repetition of this
lie only one purpose: to discredit
the Board of Directors and the
Producers News, with the result
of crushing the only paper in the
Northwest Montana which fights
in the interests of the farmers
and workers against capitalist
robbery and oppression. For this
reason, his attack against the
Board and the New s becomes an
attack against the workingclass
and small farmers,
The slander revolves around
d^bt of $550 owed to William Hass
by the Producers NeWs. The debt,
originally incurred by Mr. Taylor
bimaclf, was accepted by the
moSe wWch^r' T®/" "l*" ^
ÎJ Tayllor . J W JJ ed
jj® S"**
T»yw lunwdf at that time
characterized this debt as a rust
this debt, the Board gave
Mr. Hass a note, payable in 13
R - Because of a boycott of
e r u J' ers News by the busi
neonle of Plentywood. the
' oarf ' unable to nay thic note
* w 'b® n R due. Tn .Tanuary Hass
^eceeded to sue the Producers
News for the payment of this note.
*' or
erfd alternate paths open.
could fight the collection
în n ennitalist court whire we could
n °b expect justice.
We could crive Mr. Taylor
1a bor Hen for back salamv which
bo claims as his due.
This was
Mr. Taylor's proposal.
3. We could renew the pote for
two y^ars longer, giving Mr. Hass
a sfC ond mortgage as collattecal.
We dismissed the first method
" **« " Ve "" * s "
A surprise party was rendered
to Mrs. Louis Becker last Tuesday,
the occassion being her birthday.
A number of pioneers met at
the home of Miss Tillie Efferty
last Wednesday to help celebrate
Mr. Heiseris birthday.
John Ladd J*. entertained his
parents to a dinner last Thursday
evening in honor of hi s mother's
Mrs. John Ladd, Sr., entertained
Mr, and Mrs. Frank Koester, Mr. !
and Mrs. R. O. Nelson and daugh
ter Marjory last Sunday, the occa
sion being three birthdays in the
group. Mrs. Ladd served a very ;
bounteous dinner.
The Outlook basketball team lost
to the Dooley team 19-23 i n their
last game at Dooley.
Miss Mae Hass entertained a
few girl friends at the home of
N. J. Nelson's last Friday evening,
Mae is a real entertainer and all
those present report a very en- '
Wm. Hass home last Friday. A
very nice time was reported by all
present. ;
Louie Ripley and Robt Fitz- ;
gerald motored to Minot last Mon
day. They were accompanied as
far as Plentywood by Dr. Bolton
who was returning to Glasgow
Where he has a dental office.
Mrs. Charlie Ross entertained a
few ladies last Monday.
Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Ray Morris
had a party at the P. J. Scott
home last Friday night.
Mrs. Lundeen entertained anum',
ber of friends at her home last
Mrs. John Emilson entertained a
joyable time.
A bridge party was given at the
group of ladies at her home in
Outlook last Tuesday afternoon.
The Outlook basketball girls
team discontinued their playing
last Wednesday for this season.
Dadidscn have
TmuZSot T a
Amund Johnson who has been
was" tetUr °L now™ 46 '
S IM aga,n °" 0,6
tt 1 T» .
bonTZ Outlook ' |Uile iU hiS
Ä *•
and Krf Rhtly ^ eral tlme " a day
Plentywood, Montana.
enclosing $2.00. Please list
one year.
my subfecrip
I—I tion for
I—i If this is a renewal check here.
""l I am enclosing $3.25.
I—I for the Producers News
Please list
me one year
and Farmers Weekly.
Name .
little chance for victory.
We dismissed the second method
J*«*"« we did not(eel that the
Producers News being a eeiri-pub
lie institution, should be put un
control of any one
d £ third path because
VYe c .. . .
it give, us twa years m, vAich to
raise the money o pay
We still ffel t t
correct thing. e . ,. .
step was the only one by which
the interests of the stockholders
and ofthe farmers and
of Sheridan county could be pro
^ refralneJ tnm attack
_ .__ * rnm on » a Hr,n.
until any
P^-Ucly of his conduct, rotil y y
course b< ^ ' mlW | ,s ^ t
«•.«"»* T '% h ° w ' v "'^
h * SVS£
I whether the Beend likes ft « not.
7 lakes ' t .... fnlt v
f ° rw « d now w,th the tn,th of
these matters.
We do not believe that any one
person should.have autocratic con
trol of the so important a weapon
the Product News. This
paper was bu.lt with the hard
earned money of the farmers of
Sheridan county. It was built out
of their sacrifice, so that the work
ers ar.d farmers of northeastern
Montana would have a voice to
raise against the exploitation and
robbery of the Wall Street bankers
and their agents. The widest
democratic control, vested in the
hands of small stockholders, farm
ers and workers themselves is the
only safeguard that the paper will
continue as such.
The attempts of Mr. Taylor to
break this democratic control, and
to "rule or ruin" is in our eyes
an attack on the best interests of
the workers and farmers of Sheri
dan county. We feel that our re
sponsibility as members of the
Board of Directors constitutes a
public trust, and we feel it our
duty to fight against Mr. Taylor
or any ore- else who attempts in
any way to harm or cripple the
only militant voice of the farmers
and workers in Northwestern Mon
Peoples Publishing Co.,
A. H. Anderson,
day afternoon,
Mr. and Mrs. Lund entertained a
group of friends last Tuesday eve
W. H. Westergaaird of Williston
attended a meeting of directors of
the local bank here last Tuesday
Mrs. Andy Hansen left for a
months visit among relatives
Towner, Nj D. last Thursday,
Nels Larsen arrived by train
iasc Friday morning after spend
ing the winter in Iowa. He plans
to farm on the 'reservation again
this year.
Mrs. Henry Williams returned
from a two month's visit with
Natives near Kansas City.
Three can's of hay consigned to
the Sheridan County Relief Corn
mittee were unloaded here on Sat
Mrs. Lars Angvik entertained
the Contract ^Bridpre club at a 1
o'clock Tuncheon Saturday. High
score was made by the hostess,
Mr. and Mrs. Larsen, and Mr.
and Mrs. Asved spent Friday and
Saturday in Brockton the guests
of George Änderten.
Mr, and Mrs. Romberg left for
Minot Monday to attend the I. H.
C. show.
Andrew Grambois of the Quit
meyer district was called to Fort
1 Totten last Thursday on account of
sudden death of his
Mr. and Mrs. Strandskov enter
tained a group of friends at dinner
last Wednesday evening.
Oscar Op grande checked the ac
counts at the Farmers Elevator on
Mr. and Mr a Riley drove to Mi
not last Thursday »returning Sun
seven year
old boy, who was attending school
| there. He returned Monday.
W1! , pACTAD ah
j ™ LAj 1 UK U1L.
| No but jumper oil, tachu leaves
can drive out im
puntie s and' excess acids that
irritoti « n which results
ln bladder weakness, backache, kg
! pains, getting up nights and bum
I i 1 r p le^r;tket n th' a r' ^
' ÄSer'Äf
your n, 0 Tie y- Yö/ are bound to
New Zealand Workers ^
Protest Scottsboro Frameun
NEW YORK. — International
of white, black, brown andyet^S
n the Pacific Islands is eTpÄ*<
ution of protest against thTsl>
lynch-verdicts passed by the WoV? tts '°«i
fense Organization of New
oeived by the Inten,atio„auÄ
^ r . f0rWardmgt0th ^î
action by the workera^ th^
beat» against the shores of
land in the Southern Pacific
1,500,000 descendants of
50,000 Maoris," the resolution^ **
"The beatup racial animoeitybytLV*' 1
lean ruling class and their hired . ***
viewed with consternation by «lew? 1 **
Maori and Paheka-in the 'fw
post of British Imperialism.' Æ
paign of oppression, starvation and *-uT
of white against black, yellow' and k*
fa understood by all sensible
people to be the frenzied veils nfS T*
ing class and " ™dec.,.
^ it American, British Gem» „ sj >
Rese ' merman or Ja^
___ . , .
® Watching away out heiv
Will do our part under the slogan nr h.
Scottsboro boys shall not die,' for the u a
ing class never forgets." ^
Polish Fascists
Gather Forces
VARSAW (T. I. S.) — A .... „ „
Fascist Party has been organized which**
emits its members from the rank, of
recently dissolved anti-labor and anti-Lt
be organizations ROZWOJ and OmVM
The financia 1 backers of this new ^
ment which boasts luvuriously
large bsadc-uarters in the center ottll
are not known. Definite signs point i„
direction of Hitler Germany. ^
Nazis Intensify
Anti-Catholic Drive
DUSSELDORF (T. L S.)-Follownt
orders of the Nazi dictatorship, all mwl
of the leading Catholic uorkas'
ti< os \n the RhineUnr^ including Ur*
p-:n* ng p ants, build lias \m
seized and put at the mspusa 1 of the Pm*
sian state. The officia« persecutions of the
German Catholic are dab> turning
propoi t; ons. Police de Va jhmentg dissc.'ved
the Catholic Workers' Uni*?» "Saint Mii
ael at Uim which lead to serious clashes
between the embattled workers and raid
ers. An attempt of the police to aired
the leader of the union was frustrated by
the workers' furious resistance. Several
workers and policemen suffered injuries.
How Yugoslavian War
Armaments are Financed
BELGRADE.—The "Yugoslavian Red
Cross'' publishes figures showing its
nues. These show that in the course of
a single w eek the Red Cross has taken in
enormous sums in fees; from the postal
and telegraph service 927,992,50 dinars, on
railway tickets on the state railwaays 273,
157.50 dinars, from the river steamer fares
51,814 dinars, from private traffic under
takings 68,589 dinars. In this manner
Yugoslavian fascism extorts means from
the toiling masses for the preparation of
Red Flag Over
iown Hall in Spain
BARCELONA, Spain.,Feb. 15.—The
red flag with hammer and sickle flew over
the town of Castellsera in Northern Cate
; Ionia yesterday as Communist workers
seized the City Hall.
How a Revolutionary
Socialist Died
VTENNA.—The systematic massacre
of the flower of the working class of Aus
tria is in progress. The thwarted and in
furiated capitalist dictatorship is carrying
out savage reprisals on its worker captives.
Fire Captain Weissl, who led his com
pany against the government, and himsea
manned a machine gun, was ßummanlf
hanged on Feb. 15. . .
On the scaffold, he proudly defied w*
murderers. "The only reason you, ,
caught me is because we did not have tin#
to arm ourselves sufficiently," he declare
1 am a revolutionary socialist. I will nP
Dollfuss to the end. ,
Forty are heia for the hangman ^

At Wolfsegg, in the T'.untal coui
ing region, fascist soldiers turned
gi*oup of captured workers, and massacre
them to the last men.
British Fascists BSd
for Farmers Favor
LONDON, îeb. 18.—British
Shirt Fascists seeking to utilize the
content of the British fanners to , DU
their organization, are taking part '
"tithe war." , . h
Eighteen of Sir Oswald Mosleys;
shirt gangsters were arrested at vvo j
S uffolk, yesterday, where they were
ing livestock seized by bailiffs for tne ^
which is a state tax for the support
The Black Shirts did not resist *
police arrested them.
Anglo-Soviel Trade
Agreement Signed .
MOSCOW, Feb. 18 .—The
trade treaty was signed at the dJ 1 ^
eign Office Friday by Ambassade ■ ^
and trade representative OzersKy ^
Soviet Union, and Sir John S imon v^J
minister, and Walter Rundnuuj, ^
of the Board of Trade, for Great

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