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The publisher of the Plentywood Herald is getting some
what worried over the possibility of losing the coun ty Prmt
ing contract with the coming elections. If he loses that con-I
tract he! is losing one of the mam arteries that keep him,
alive. No wonder he IS fighting.
Mr. Polk is using the Communist ticket as a whip over
Joe Dolin and the Republican party If you dont come my
the county goes red, he is threatening.
We don't know whether this threat is scaring Dolm very
;x. The editor of the Wave
nor the Republican party may expect anything if Mr. PO
gets his way, if the "Polk" ticket wins the election.
Published %i*ny *f
The People*
Ente ced as Sec**d Ckass
Poet Office at Plentywaed, U«4*r the
9. 187«.
1. No evietiers. ne fer^eieeures.
3. Passage ef the Worker« Uaempieymeat BÄ <■. K. .SN|
2. C&ooeHatien ef all seearad farm dahte.
4. Immediate cash relief fer unempleyed werheae aad desti
tute farmers.
Subscriptietr Rates: Per v*«r. W; a* aeea tha, <ft;
60 c«its. Fereign per year, |2 50; six miaMM, JI *;
months. 60 cents.
Advertising Rake® furnished upon application.
HANS RASMU9SHN, Bueineee Manager
Thursday, June 7, 1984
iMainstreet's Brain Trust Worried
And further, this county has always been a republican
county, and so far as we know the Roogyelt program has
not left such a favorable impression m Sheridan county to
make it a democratic stronghold. Inspite of his consistent
smile the President's popularity, that was based on ignorance
and inexperience, is wanning fast. Franklin Delano Roose
velt is continuing the starvation program of the Hoover
regil Strike f wave ie after 1C strike 1 ^vave S 1s e spreading over the
country, farmers grow restless and rebellious more and more
They know that their wages are being cut they know that
they cannot get a decent price for their produce, they know
that they are starving. Why is this, they ask. And neither
Roosevelt, nor his Brain Trust, nor Mr. Polk can answer this
question, because the U. S. is the richest country on earth,
We have the factories, the raw materials and all the labor
power we need, and our fields produce an abundance of food,
If the Democrats in this county do not realize these
facts they may easily experience a similar disappointment as
was experienced by the Governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pin
ckot run for.U.S. Senator on the Roosevelt program against
a Republican and received a sound licking.
There is no need for misery and starvation.
We have noticed to our surprise that the Plentywood
Herald is becoming more intelligent in its attacks on the
Communist Party. There are less slanderous remarks in Mr.
Polk s editorials, fewer misrepresentations and more facts.
We congratulate the Herald editor on this improvement
of his paper, not that we believe that this policy will con
tinue for very long but at least it shows that the Herald is
able to attack an enemy with facts.
It is only too bad that the interpretations and conclu
sions the Herald draws from the facts it prints are in
correct. We would suggest that its editor study a little more
Political Science and Economics.
♦ ♦ ♦ *
The editor of the Herald states in his current issue that
the Communist Party has increased in membership through
out the United States during the last three years only 16,000
and that the Party has now 24,500 members. That is a fact.
And we regret, together with Earl Browder, the Secretary of
the Communist Party, that this growth has been rather
"fragile.' ' The Herald editor blames this fact and the ad
mitted fluctuation in membership of the Communist Party
on the leadership of the C. P.
What a tribute to Communist leadership" he states
The editor from Mainstreet should study a little history
and he would not be so surprised over the apparently small
membership of the Communist Party. From History he
would learn that the membership of the Party is Russia was
even smaller than the present membership of the C. P. in
the U. S., yet the Party conquered power and established
workers and farmers government.
In other words, my dear Mr. Editor, the Communist
Party does not need a membership that counts into millions.
What this party needs, to accomplish its aims, is the con
fidence of the broad masses of workers and farmers. When
farmers and workers learn to the
and honesty of Communist leadership they will gain confi
dence and follow the lead of the Communist Party.
And you know this too well, Mr. Editor. It is your task
and the task of all the other kept capitalist papers to dis
credit and slander thc Communist Party, to fool the people
about the party's integrity, if you know what that means,
for the only reason to keep the Communists from gaining the
confidence of the exploited masses of farmers and workers.
And here is the reason for the small membership and
fluctuation. In order to gain mass confidence the Commu
nist Party must of necessity be a disciplined party. It is
surrounded by and fighting against a world of enemies. The
fight is bitter because both classes are fighting for their
highest goods, continuation of easy profits is the ambition
of your class, Mr. Editor, while the Communist Party Is
fighting for the abolition of the profit system and the es
tablishment of a society where there i-s no exploitation, no
misery and poverty.
Now ask any General, and he will tell you that in any
such fight a disciplined army has the greatest chances.
People who will not accept this semi-military discipline
cannot become members of the Communist Party. Men who
are after the almighty dollar are also not eligible for mem
bership. You see, Mr. Editor, there wouldn't be a place for
you. And we believe you wouldn't be interested neither for
there is no money in the Communist party.
Does this explain satisfactory, Mr. Editor, why the
membership of the Communist Party is small?
A Challenge to Intelligence
The Herald suggests a program of how to combat Com
munism. We quote Mr. Polk's suggestions te his fellow
Mainstreeters all over the country:
1. Avoid not only injustice, but the appearance of
injustice. The Mooney case has been a powerful aid to
2. Avoid violence. Never has the art of provoking
police officials been developed to the extent used by
Communists. It is irritating to human impulses; but
• y the best police are those who meet such irritations with
self-restraint. Communists grow on street violence.
1 Their
op °
are full of accounts of such incidents,
ove living conditions, notably housing;


^ J)H
of acres of grain lard, Soviet eooperativ
l farmers ^ usi mcderr techniqUe to beat last year's record
j vest lndust has just reached W1 aU . time high in produc irity ana
1 the drive i f on in agriculture. This is tractor driver Skiba. .hock
wor ^ er of a machine and tractor station in the Kiev district.
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I Mr - and Mrs. Pee Jensen are ;
j the parents of a baby boy, borr J
Monda "Uood i
boitai in Hentywood. I
! Wednesday 7 'ill
i Angeles>
; chris Pauls0n and hic mother
] le £ Monda morning for Enum
1 claw> Wash., where Mrs. Paulson
will make her home with her,
daughter, Mrs. Jensen. Chris
return after a short visit.
Harry Kallak entertaiued a num
her of little friends last Wednes
day in honor of his sixth birthday.
A ^ ran d time and a delicious
"ar^s* Smother wasan
jJT Harry S grandmother was an
' honored guest.
Winnifired Opgrande, Plenty
Wood; Mrs. Paaborg, and Mrs. S.
Christensen of Medicine Lake were
guests of Mrs. Gibbons Friday aft
A marriage of interest to Re
serve and Dagmair took place in
Plentywood on Saturday when Miss
Myrtle Sonstegaard and Roy Ras
mussen were married. They were
accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Har
old Rasmussen. The groom was
veared in this community, having
received his education in the local
schools. The bride is a graduate
of the Grenora high school, and
attended Normal school. She has
taught in the Dagraar schools the
nast few terms. Best wishes are
Mrs. Lena Kallak was the Hon
ored guest of a pleasant homecom
party last Sunday aftennoon.
wipe out slums; open up play spaces. Viocitw
4 Maintain the process of democracy in a healthy
condition, no matter how much power the government
assumes. Communists claim that we are going fascist
The antidote to Fascism is Democracy and more De
5 Let every government official and ever> 2 °^
eminent agency leam to make clear to the public what
he is doing and why he is doing it. The germ of Co™;,
munism flourishes in dark corners of misunderstanding.
ni! 1 - crnind nrpttv good and it is too bad
The suggestions sou p ,, nonsense be
that we have to tell the Herald that they are nonsense oe
cause they cannot be earned thru. _ ^ xtxtht
injustice and CAiNiNUi
The capitalist system
" ivoid it" without going out of existence. If this system
wants to be iust it mu«t give to the workers and farmers all
thev nroduce and not allow a few men to thrive on the sweat
1 F f V, ^ iv
Of the Others. mnre ridirnlmi«* than
Avoid violence Is there anything more ridiculous than
such a suggestion. Without Violenc , xf'J, ' ^
prisons, and courts, and army, and teargas and all the other
means of violence, Mr. Editor, you and your class would no
longer be able to deprive farmers and workers of their earn
lllgg "
Improve living conditions. Sure, just tell us how you
are voimr to do it without cutting deeply into the profits of
TT g II IInil«
me monopoire». ; i I - w hnt hp i<* doino 1
Let every government official exptemi what he isi doing
and why he is doing it, suggests the Herald editor. as th t
man got a nerve ! Does this editor really expect any gr>v
eminent official under capitalism to state to the people that
he is doing certain things because he wants to line his pocket
or because he is told by powerful interests, or because he has
to fill some old obligations, or because he doesn't know? No
government official is such a fool to endanger his life if he
Can help lta . . ....
The Mainstreet editor also talks about maintaining the
process of democracy." In the face of all the Fascist means
applied by U. S. governments, state and federal, this means
adding insult to injury. We can only say that this editor
must believe the farmers in this county are more ignorant
than he is himself.
We know this remark is insulting and in order to give
definite proof for this statement we challenge the editor of
the Plentywood Herald to debate the editor of this paper on
a public platform in this county the following question:
Resolved: That the five suggestions for the "pre
vention of Communism," contained in the editorial of
the Plentywood Herald of Thursday, June 7, are sound
and honest.
Since we maintain that these suggestions are ballyhoo,
nonsensical and dishonest, we propose that the Herald editor
takes the affirmative side while we take the negative. We
sincerely hope that he will accept this challenge and if he
wins tlie debate we Adi be glad to apologize for our doubt
mg his intelligence, his honesty and integrity.
f^tiSZell fiûZtoS ha" !
J riends witn wen tilled lunch bas
Xl s hei^ tfwekomlher Tfte^
ê ^ absence on the coast Rev
Stowe» 8 aSd as^sXsman for
the group.
^ egin a Beach," Sask., last Wednes
Mr and Mrs. Jimmie Henderson
moved f ln fro . m . th f^ r , fari ^ 011 the .
rea ® rvatlon last Wednesday and
J JJ e lri tow n un d harvest. Mr.
. rs '
M^^HovlaidT! 0I hnHrpn da of
N "«. "J
home this week, '
Miss Mi i dred Bomsted. a former
teacher her6) arr ived Saturday for
a ^ " tb oldfiri ® n nd V Her
at WllllBton , N . D., having
closid Friday.
Magnus Aasheim left Monday
for Missoula where he will con
tmue his studies. Hn school m!
Antelope closed Tkiday.
Mr and Mrs. Bernhard Nielsen
have leased the Paul Paulsen resi
dence and will make their home
there. ,
Bernhard Nielsen s Coffee shop
moved, making the present build
in* into one Urge room for lunch
tables, counter and a bar. A large
room has been added to the rear
of the building or ,
rteÄZhki ^ll bê used
t am r parties, mdoor niemes.
and dinner^ The wes* side of the
cafe wilt he used a. the dining
room '
Hihhin* Minn ,
tÜ«£Ä »Si*S l :
. 1 * of hooev I know because
1 l S mel°the Brain Tru* in thTback 1
room of a saloon in Hibbing. Min-'Each
nesota, after it had captured con-'
, nesoia, r
ore comp •
Now the Brain Trust sits m the
Mayors office and controls this
mining village of 16,000 ■nhabi-,
tanta But now that ,t is in power|
|to efforts to figure out hew to be ;
both 3 capitalists and a workers
: government aU at the same time is
SZfvdk 38 * 38
i It Ml started when the small
rr? 7 n "l h v r !, g0t a H U ï le
5"* ° being kicked around by
: ? he lwo P 0 . 1 " 10 " 1 part !f' Po^gn
t 1 ™ ar ® " ™ aJ ? n y ' ?" s ,f lar,s '
»:ut-alm^ve» TüonäSv an i.
ians almost every nationality is
! represented. They were «n^y
' imported by the companies to dig
I imeStoduZy " Zese f oti™
| born workers are rather clannish!
^ he _y suck to th ^ se1 ^^
little political leaders. The only,
thi these er0UD <, of different na
! tonalities found in common was
their religious beliefs and politic
hat-'ally they allied themselves in fa
vor of either Protestant or Catho
j ^ «
j ] , t J t
0 T the
parties cw rather the score of men
» bo control thZpZhak^
workers beautifullv divided
NoneT/ 1 th" wwk«fthought^ry
much of organizing politically;
and economically it was out of the
question for the companies had
i ^ went on with the
Protestant candidates or Catholic
candidates in power and dispens
: ing patronage to their own cliques,
Thig see -sawing went unchallenged
I long . M the i(ron ore companies
were able t0 give the P® 051 ® ^
usual fourmonths ' work daring the
J—. But when the depression
cmmletoto therewZ Zmanvimt
L p k T. th rplip f y ba
, distributed so thirlv that
many mine"t h°ungry and the
j small business men couldn't take
in enough to cover even their over
T he companies insisted that
U cou|d not the ?100
capita tax lev1ed a( , ainst themi
which brought in 99 per cent of
^ vi „ a( , t . s ipc(>mei apd the re .
|i g i 0Us .p 0 jiti ca i leaders reduced it
tQ and again last year to $65.
With Hibbing' s income so dras
{ there wag gtm less
zzsr grew rest -
, thia irrita bl e atmosphere
^ revelation of an old
Americair5istom A h ous.
^ ^ ^ ^ # ^ ^
fare of virtuou s oratory about the
educating of ehiidren. The MU for
| " y " d p t
1 Utical leaders feeling that it could
workers starving on the iron range.
But the C.W.A. came along just in
! time to give them something to do
; and money to buy food and the
I mounting anger was dissipated.
The two political organizations
I maintained their tight control,
i Those who Were sick of the graft
j and coirruption did not dare op
i pose them by starting a rival party
j though every one seemed to want
I one. If you were a worker and
j talked of opposition, you found
. ,
I difficult not only to get a job, but
even relief, and if you were
^ man, pressure was brotj
*° ^ )ear 0n y° ur customers in
i dozen d ifferent until
ways you
wished you had never started to
mess around with politics. l
History, however, says that i
events produce their own great j
men and sure enough history didn't
^ ^ ^ this case. Two lino- i
type operators working for the
Hibbing Tribune, Arthur B. Tim
merman and his brother Ben, good,
f irm i a h or union men, started pon
dering on the town's troubles. Last
year they ran a labor candidate,
They weren't fired because neither
the paper nor the politicians were
worried about it. They knew that
^ ^ ^ orKapiMd
]abor would ppt Hsk its jobs to
vot€ f or ^h e labor candidates; and
^, be politicians, the newspaper and
tb e iron ore companies were right,
when the votes had been
counted, Arthur and Ben met kind
k of sadly in the hack room of Hie
saloon where I sat subsequently
with them. Clarence Smith, 26
rK>ld repo rter on the Hibbing
Tribune, dropped in.
"You know -what's the matter
with this town," said Clarence.—
"The people are afraid to vote
against the ruling parties."
"You're darn tootin'," said the
^ w&Tto do is or™
. niz ^ m Æy ^ tïat^
one - g name will come out; then
the yTi feel they're not alone when
they go to vote," suggested the re
And with that was bom the idea
°f Uldts which actually
captured THbhing and is spreading
lî ] ce p ' ll( " re the ■ whole
.5 TWsl,0În
apd otW ZS
towns are repo r« n|r mngh mem
unit idea is really simple Mf.
dozen trusted and intimate fnlends
of the brothers met in Ben's home.
was appointed a unit com
mander; that is, it was his job to
otber me n, sworn to
each an d so on until there were
'fmon" the secret unit. No one
commander was to know
0 '« ™ the members. No
th^amos ^ ^ ^
n^n™ e mattor of the very
Each unit of 32 was
f the alphabet and
Sr member in the unit a nnm
her and they we« s„ „00^
and meeting°at midnight in some
^ or chic ken coop
le o[ Hibbing who
we)te rather bored with their hum
tarn existence anyway, and this
being conspirators con
«^° " g , P t0 thc very
™*7 c " el f ent o{ thc secret
" a ' «« were a " opted
1 -* ^mg understood that th%
| an^ay°Most of*the membership
consisted of small business men
and property owners who were
ea « er t0 do away ' Wlth the graft
! ridden parties.
When last year's election earn.
along the secret units named Ar
^ r ^X!cTTnd°hif a pa 0 iTand
ÄeÄiSf partksTughed
again. And so well had the se
«5 units been organized that tho
news of their existence had baked
out ' ,h ® **%,' did " 0 ' 1 T"
suspect their strength. When the
j «Action was over Arthur B. Tim
merm an- 35-year-old linotype op
^ m Then on Arthur'.
^ then 0 Art ur ^
patronage to
«S for Tthe^yw^pfainTdlt
to me in his office one secret Sun
day afternoon, "patronage is the
life of a political party"; and sec
0R dly. he announced that hi s was
to be a labor government. Shortly
after hls announcement tbe iro l\
one companies ver v sweetly said
hat the $65 per capita tax which
e> Were paymit aS 00 arg
and that it would have to be low
ered or 'bey would take the mat
ter into the courts. The Mayor
and the Brain Trust back of him
did not worry, far the people were
apparently pleased that the secret
unit plan had spread as far as New
■ laboring man.
"I know.
with them.
When I called the Mayor and re
quested to see him, he left a meet
ing wi<h an A. F. of L. organizer
who had just arrived to start orga
nizing the miners. The Mayor wag
York, but he would not talk with
out the secretary of the secret
units, his brother Ben, who is now
29, and is still a linotype operator.
"The important thing to me, Mr.
Mayom," I said, "is that this is an
announced labor government. You
are having difficulty feeding the
unemployed miners. What will
happen under your regime?"
'Trouble," he said frankly. May
be riots. I can see it coming here
within a year."
"What will be you«- position,?"
"My sympathies are with the
But you are faced
with a peculiar situation. ■ Your
sympathies are with the workers.
You are a labor government. Yet
you have sworn to uphold and de
fend property and your member
ship consists chiefly of small prop
erty o'wners. What will you do
when the workers demand food,
even to the extent of taking
He shook hi s head with a wor
ried air. '
a "1 don't know,
"Will you order the police
a shoot into them?"
He stared at his brother and
then out of the window. Finally
he shook his head,
"I'm going to try to straighten
it out if possible, but if it gets
to the stage where the workers in
sist upon taking things I think
I'll tell the police to lose them
selves someWheres.
"But what happens to your oath
to protect property?"
"1 don't know" he said a little
forlornly. "But I'm not going to
give orders to shoot down the
workers. I know if I were hungry
I'd take a brick and smash a win
dow and let them give me 30 days
and feed me while I'm in jail.
"But that doesn't answer the
question. If you permit the po
lice to let them take food, then
you lose the support of the small
store keeper and property owner
who makes up most of your mem
bersMp, and consequently your po
litical control; and if you order the
police to stop the worker s you are
no longer for them and lose their
support. So which side are you
Say," he said, rubbing his head,
"I've got an awful headache."
I gave him two aspirin tablets
and his brother got him a glass
of water. After he swallowed
them he said: "You know this
whole scheme was started to over
throw the local graft-ridden ma
chine. It wasn't intended to cope
with all these problems. Look here,
why don't you see Clarence Smith
tomorrow. I've got to leave for
Duluth, fm willing to be emoted
for anything he says."
At lunch, the .next dav Smith. Ben
and T wandered iato a «salonn and
sitting in tbr VarV room V'tb bp«i*
antf highballs before Uc started all
iS' I ÏÏTJS. "
Jm sentiment since I had seen them
"Fee been unem
ployed miners aU monung, I Mid
cheerfully, and m tteCity Ml
where you gave the C.W.A. work-i^ut
,h e y do not get sufficient food for
themselves and their families soon
,h ey intend to take it by fonce.
Now wha t Vill yon do in that
.. Jcsus " said Ben. "I've been
thinking about that all night. Must
we sta £ on it all over again?"
W< ^ oa . re going to face it tooner
or later; we might as well get the
""Bln gulped his drink and looked
long and thoughtfully at the melt
hl g i ce in the glass. Clarence fin
uhed his beer and drew nervous
Unes on the table ton. Finally the
Brain Trust secretary sighed and
hu dc c ision .
"That's a sticker," he said.
"» a " re * ■'' said ClaK " CC draW
ing; another design. „
a "Yoü° are"supposed
be a labor government. That's
the 'workers. On the other hand
' you are sworn to uphold property
rights. That's the capitaiist
erame nt. If yo ^,
rights you lost the support of
e greffe wfn 'you^ofelhe support
"Right" said the Brain Trust.
"Ard if you lose either one,
i ose your political on-gänizution.
Rightr ' a .■ , n
"Right," they said disconsolately.
"SoVhat's the answer?"
"I don't know," said Ben.
^ ClarenC6 ' ^
mess. of a
he^Ä ^
fn "L^k"° hf sairworriXTthe
iron companies have a per capita
tax at the present time of $65 for
every resident of Hibbing. We
have Q ver 15,000 people living
bere . if <w e raise it back to $ 70
that would bring us in, let's see,
about a million dollars. Now
we raise tha t to $160 per capital
tax, which is what they used to
pay, that would bring Ug a mi
lion and a half, and with the other
incomes we would have enough
feed the unemployed. That's your
"Not quite," I cautioned,
the first place the iron ore com
panies are already insisting that
the $65 per capita is too much.
They want it reduced. They pay
about 99 per cent of your income.
If they refuse to pay, where will
you get money to run the town,
pay the officials' salaries and thus
keep your patronage in line,
well as feed the unemployed?"
"That's a sticker" said Ben Tim
merman sadly.
Sticker?" said Clarence, "That
is a headache."
"The companies can start litiga
tion, keep it in the courts for sev
eral yeas* and in the meantime
where do you get money to run
the town?"
"That's more headache" said Ben
rapping for another highball.
We drank quietly for a while,
Finallv Clarence said;
"Look here, we have a friendly
Governor. If the companies start
litigation and 'won't give us a cent
to pay salaries and feed the un
employed for whom they are re
sponsible anyway because they
brought them here in the first
place, 'hen the Governor can pro
Mbit moving any ore out of the
"So what? Assuming tV Gov
error does that—»which o-P courep
he eon >«e stopped from dorn«* -/<*
an iniunctioh—how will that brio"
îpi taves to r^n 'he
Weyenberg Shoes
Stylish to the Last Stitch
The New Store
Year Favorite
Brands ofBottl*
and Drangkt Bo#
hand at
While all uiis la —
I ** restl «sa and £>•
1 where are you then^ ***
Jesue." ^ Ben ts
haven't you an y u ^ Ömi
J; tiona?" 7 ^«ul ^ •
"So your organize .
| ^ ^
, happens y ^ J*. ^
you fellows stirt
s town and work aea > ««>»
"'«•• So where are you l
So »* take the „ .
work-i^ut said the Brain T*..
T ha '' s HftH" I a -^
■ thet.call y . "You'll ^W»».
1 You and ft,S #•
"f all 'he leaders," the M «Jot
J™« *> !™u tagge«!. t
«** anxiously. 8ge " ! %,
! not suggesting. P
« f '"d out what you fe®
f™gto do. Yo„
Y «» cat
half government My ,Lr
' mo ®»
_. 1,00115 hke it
the T ™™™ a n
and And a workers'
N»; not that," Ben
- i ^TtZlv .
j worke^rfvok ihln vo^ ^ *
to tdem ^ rein or Use i^l
for heep them ü0 wi.. And that wülj
^ V *T ing 01 u dictatorship
gov-, ^
^ntkry ^peft^l^k 1
the ™ entai y Hopeful gleam m ha
"^eah." said Ben. "ihßn , e m .
; fiscate food and feed the wor^
If you re m favor of a dictator
you ahiP. then all this voting stuffy

with th.
a half
sure ." said Bej
? ov ernmçf{
e h ^ c ^ y i ^ a lot of ^ ooe >- S*
^ *
„tJzTZ . ia p
i haL^ through hi^ir!^"^ ^
; „j, ot headach« audit's
-t the bUr." **iïc£l* *'
! "You got a headache," said the
| the Brain Trust...
10 make Up 001 ***>
Sa î d Y eah that's it''said Clares
« Qf ' ! we sa w alTSesS'
| ^ bri u but weVe
£ wit f da ' t da ^ L
bad no time "to think about than
I You kT10W it takes time t0 m
about these things."
The Brain Trust promised to
wr jt e àn d i e t me know how thw
- ; j n ^ end solve the problem of be
j a WO rkers' and a capitalists'
government at the same tinw.
That was weeks ago. I'm rtiD
waiting for the answer.
the turpentine game a
j^s t year I fell behind about "
(600 lb.) bales. The pnee
low it hardly justified try
By a Farmer Woiler
STATE LINE, Miss.-Weather
conditions have been so backward
and cold that turpentine U slow in
starting to run. We usually take
off scrap dip the first week in
April, then full dip the first ^week
in May, but this year we will take
off scrap dip next week.
• Our reduction scheme also hit
hand lick
; gross
was s0
ing to chip the trees. This ywr
the reduction scheme base? my
put on last year's run a™ n
that 10 per cent and I am
now to sell to one still com ^
and pay a tax of 6 cents 1' '
and my allowance is 1 P°
j for 1934.
I am allowed by our
manipulators 120 pounds
co tton per acre, and my
to 414 acres,
not to produce, more - ^
of cotton, which is suP'P 0, j ^
weigh about 500 pounds.. ^ ^
raise more T must pay a ' ^
| per cent on all
J which is $25 on a $8
of lis*
acreage i?
1 am su
than one

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