THE PRODUCERS NEWS
Published Friday of each week at Plentywood, Montana, by
The Peoples Publishing Company, lac.
Entered as Second Cltass Matter. October 18, 1518, at the
Post Off!«« at Plentywood, Montana, Under the Act of March
1. N» evictions, no foreclosures.
3. Passage of the Workers Unemployment BiH (H. R. 7if8)
2. Cancellation of all secured farm debts.
4. Immediate cash relief for unemployed workers and desti
Subscriptior Rates: Per y«wr, $2; six months, $1; three months
60 cents. Foreign per year, $2.50; six months, $1.25; three
months. 60 cents.
Advertising Rat*» furnished upon applioaWo«.
ALFRED F. MILLER, Editor
HANS RASMUSSEN, Business Mutftr
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2. 1934
Continued Efficiency and
They Stand On It and Want the Voters to Fail For It
It IS about time that the Plentywood Herald comes tor
ward with the platform of the party and candidates it spon
sors this year.
In one) editorial in last week's issue, the publisher of
the Herald tries to convince his readers that platforms are
Platforms What For?" he
Here it is : a pledge
ridiculous and unnecessary,
heads this article, and then he starts tearing down the plat
form of the republicans. In the main editorial, however,
he speaks of the platform of his candidates,
every voter can under&tand," he says,
of continued efficiency and
Harry likes this 4 'platform" and so do his candidates,
It took them a long time, however, to get it in shape so
that they could present it to the people. And lacking
thing better, it is not so bad at that. For one thing it is
short, and to voters who have a short memory or who are
too lazy to think, it may sound grand. And furthermore,!
this platform does not carry any obligations whatsoever and
that is one thing that appeals to the candidates.
In explaining this platform, Mr. Polk boasts of the low
costs at which certain offices have been administered dur
ing the past few years. To the simple taxpayer it sounds
great; to the intelligent reader, however, it is nothing
• traordinary to spend less money when there isn't any more;
to spend. The county is 50 per cent tax delinquent. Times
are now much worse than they have ever been before,
Everybody had less money to spend and had to economize.
It was therefore only natural that the county administra
tion should economize also. There was nothing else it could
do. And that certainly is nothing to boast about.
Now Mr, Polk says that the democratic candidates
stand on their record." Let's look at their record from a
little different angle than the one from which the North
Dakota publisher likes to look at them. -1
We hear that the people around Medicine Lake are
quite dissatisfied with the "economy and efficiency" of the
county commissioners. They complain that the commission
ers have been selling county land around the lake to the
if Oovf the value o P f their land LTthàt
L" ^ n S ln lld n ° W PnVa îr ï °^? e<î ' they also wiP
hat© to sell for $2.50 per acre. Naturally, those farmers
and small businessmen around Medicine Lake do not cherish
this idea. They simply cannot understand why the commis
sioners had to go SO far in their "economy" as to economize
for the federal government at their expense. This inability.
to understand may cost Messrs. Tange and Spoklie a few
votes. Mr. Polk could have avoided that if he would have
Mould have been able to. He must have forgotten it for
he is really a genius in "explaining" those things.
We give just one more example of the commissioner^*
economy and let it go at that. Last summer the county
needed steel culverts. Five times the commissioners bought
these culverts and had them shipped in in small amounts,
each time a quantity Of less than $500. There is no ques
tion that if these culverts had been bought in carload lots
they could have been secured much cheaper. The commis
sioners would ave had to cal! for competitive bids anTS
by secure the best prices and save the county some money
r; \ ^ • J eS j u hai ? ^ 50 ? WOrth ' they were n °t ob
g d to call for Olds, and buying wherever they want to opens
big chances for a rake-off.
We are also rather doubtful that the so highly praised
economy of the democrats is loved by the aged and sick
people and by all the families on relief. 0
There is this old couple east of plentywood Both are
around 90 years old crinnled half blind and r • re
BfeA vf. *~*!P*Z
tic b^t U ^ Will • h t Ve \ e TT e ^ get a little bit sarcas "
tic, but we just can t help it. Whenever such cases come
I up. whenever people are in urgent need of hospital care of
special medical attention, the commissioners will act onlv
under certam pressure. And this pressure has to be brought
I about by the United Farmers League, the Communist nartv
». «û« h
But tiiP Qffifndo EU ,
for beer and whiakv fraai^+ Se - I ^ eT1 ' Wb ° to< ^ ay are spending
^hnidd r.^ h K ky i f ly A° m ? uce people to vote for them
TW fU y °, W 06 kn0Wn a11 the people in the countv
Ubey themselves expressed it frankly in their letter tn
Wheeler, written May 18, 1934, in which they clamor for "a
more conservative basis of living" for the
Plain that wages on CWA and relief jote hadbe^ too h?gh'
They could not possibly have expressed themselves any mfrê
frankly about the meaning of their 4 'economy and efficiency "
It is also beyond any doubt that the present sheriff ic
JJ y ' r 0 doz ® n deputies With shotguns were used
.«disposess a farmer of his machine. And most likely the
. 1S stlU stan dmg behind the courthouse. But the
^ ^ 1 h- ng COmmiSS1 ® ners ' maybe > will not fail to charge
he machine company for storage. Perhaps by that method
hey could repay the county the money that was spent for
: mllets, deputy wages, etc. 8 Spent t0r
• Looking at it from this angle the democratic "platform"
• y hich to get innocent voters, a statement that dnil w
;ïî i* ^ 8tend 0D * " d they Want y0U to fal1
i . Farmers and workers who support such a nlatfnrm
k ää a
PENNY SALE SAVES
OF MINN. FARMER
U.F.L. Conducts Sale; 3c
Is Bid On Plow, 2c ;
on Harrow '
By REINO TANTTILA
KETTLE RIVER, Minn.—Under
,, . , , . . . TT „
the leadership of the United Far- j
mers League, farmers of this ter
ritory conducted a Sears-Roebuck 1
sale here Oct. 16 on a part of
the chatte, property ol Apdrew
Leppioja, a poor farmer of Kala
This farmer wanted the United
Farmers League to save two cows
and the farm machinery for him
so that he would have
of continuing farming.
chinery and cows bidded in by a*
farmers' committee netted the Re
gional Agricultural Credit Loan
Corporation of Minneapolis, who
held the moregage, tbe following:
Two dollars and fifty cents for
one cow worth $30, and $3.00 for
another cow worth the same a-'
mount. The machinery bought in
brought the following: De Laval
cream separator, He, worth $15;
plow » 3c > worth $5; harrow, 2c,
^ 3; mower * $3, worth $40.
rhe sa e was COT1 duoted success
fully although interrputed a couple
of times by some of the scabs. I
j The farmers will not soon forget
these scabs that attempted to break
, the ranks of the farmers.
i farmers of Carlton county to build
i a Ftron s United Farmers League
; and other exp i 0 i ters
| p '
I TOOT1 . . ,
wha t Wheeler would promised
do for the people of Montana in
| general and for us ^
; county in particular, but we got
fooled. He did not promise any
: thiri g- He bluffed hi s way out by
sayin - he . wasn't going to promise
! us oae slngle tlung ' 1 that ^ hls
; w ^f n ?^ goad enough to,
vo tl for him a n 0t W&nt US t0
to be a banker in the balmy days
of Sheridan county, got cat behind
the footlights and began motion
! irg with his bands something like
an orchestra lea der. Everybody
v f as , flabbergasted at first, but
t Î! en 11 dawned on us that he want
S Ti? d upand ^. bee y,' pre_
cheers or handclaps? Not so you
would notice it. There we stood,
By ANNA HERRON
Many people, including myself,
quiet as mice, it was as if we*
were honoring the memory
f meone who had cr °ssed the river
i S , tyx ' and , not at a11 the warm
1 *^*?%??* that should be
S 1 - th two ' flsted > redblood-,
thafww£ of i^ s pe t ople K s ngh , ts
j SbÄft «
What i •
convictions? Evidently they had
not * 1 could not help but think of
I the contrast in the reception given
to Far ^ Bro'wder, general secretary
° f the Communist Party of U.S.A.
a * bbe Qongress Against War and
F . as 0 cis ? 1 ' beld last th ree days
>' September this year in Chicago.
weI1 as scientists; even the United
States army was ^presented by
? ne offlcar and one private in this
uge audience - Just a very small
JP mber ™ ÎTe Communists.
mar Lutheran church who also
J 88 a delegate, that when Earl
® row der appeared on the platform
t0 speak the wll0,e audience rose!
*1 the 7 feet as one persOT1 a "d|
and cheered and refused
to I 1 * do ^ n> and again their
ev^dav firfSr fTfr 18 a ff 1 '
da J and /Jot W °^J
Thev know p°° 0 k 1 tha
5 ft 1nd Rr o7here: a^f cnTe
1 1 3 ^ 5 days of the year fighting
f °l tke everyday ***** of those;
n, ° 1 do ? f thp work and ?efc
lie ? om ™ nhts ' UT1 -
nartî^ wll î °t the capitahst
foÆ'n ? better éditions
; ar + tbe Pfople today, tomorrow and
v do^wav 5?*, st ° P untfl
ÄSÄrÄ ^ni e S ^orta°p?a y
foiT ?. J that represents their interests, and thevïm '
Mr. and Mçs. Bill Goff and fam
ily were Plentywood callers Tues
Fred Miller was at the home of
Commissioner Ed Spoklie Tuesday
Alfred Johnson Was in Coalridge
att " Tuesday.
N. A. Ameson was a business
Mrs. Math Hovland and sons
Morris and Leonard and Andres
Olson called at the N. A. Arneson
home Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller were
Plentywood callers Monday.
Melvin Arneson visited with
Axel Anderson Tuesday night,
ch rist Bu hl and Hovlands were
i n Comertown last Sunday,
Gust Westrup was in Coalridge
M ^ e, ^ h '^ OT ^ "
and Morris were in Westby last
Thursday. While there they atso
visited at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Sather, Sr.
Fred Herman and sons Harry
and William visited at the Nels
Arneson home Friday. Mr. Her
man dehorned Ameson's cattle.
Word has been received from
the Fort Peck dam that Geor ^ e
Herman and the Arneson boys are
well satisfied with their work out
Andres Olson has caught 22
skunks so far this season,
Jake Ronning, Andres Olson and
Melvin Ameson visited at the
Christ Hovland home Saturday,
William Miller had his tonsils
taken out Friday by Dr. Hall,
Melvin and Mrs. Ed Arneson
called at the Fred Miller home
Morris, Leonard and Mrs. Math
Hovland were in Plentywood last
They all have government
division meeting at Wolf Point last
Mr - . and Mrs - Chris Lux drove
W ® ek '
^ d - } Vangenn and
Woodburn Ore wbn iusf^iWK
caine to Outlook *
Several persons drove to the
scen e of the smash-up between
John Becker and August Westphal
which occurred Saturday night
w j len Mr - Westphal and a group
: Westphal, were seriously hurt
Bernice Carlson, who is roTnem
' bered by many of the Outlook
school children, is reported to be
i enjoying her new home in Alaska
-1 . Mrs - W. Fellon died Sunday eve
!* inga t the home of Mrs. Benson
Mrs. - Klovski who has been visit
ing from Omaha, Nebr., with the
Kasimir Melley family for
time, left for her home Friday.
Word has been received from
Mrs. Rose Weiss who left for Cal
ifornia late this summer that she
will stay there all Winter with her
sons, Claude and Billie.
Lux, Jr., who went to California
with Claude and Billie, is staying
of. This community was erieved to
leam of the death of Mattie thr
j youngest so n of Mr. and Mrs Jack
Barge. The Barges have the* sym
pathy of the entire community!
e Art and Charles Dress,
f/h hol wT^' ^ Whit '
l n< 5 h , ? Wednesday. They trans
Mrs. Leo Kazeck and son Bud
spent the week end with Mrs
Nels Thompson helped Ted Flak
ne butcher Friday,
Joe Whitish and Ole
were in Plentywood Friday,
Leo Kazeck and Jo e Flakn^
i ded^MaTe Bar^foneref 611 *
1 Mr. and Mrs. J. j. Keith were
! shopping i n Plentywood Friday,
Walter and Frankie Barge were
called home from the Port Peck
Einarldam on account of their brother'
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Keith call
ed at the Jo§ Whitish home Pri
day and presented little Gorton
Bolens with a lovely birthdayrift
y birthday grit.
The school carnival held in the
M W H - ^ Friday evening
1W3S ^ a succes3 ' About ^ 125
*'IT as l take . n in which wil! go for
| " A
cently returned from a thro#»
weeks trip. The party camnedln
a cabin about 60 miles northwest
° f Kalispell and spent the time
huntiT1 P and fishing They brought
j home two deer and one bear, in
1 the party were J. Anderson, W
FIeskrad > August Beck,'
Ä rad ,n8 '
The Helena Independent, leading
democratic paper, is kind of throw- !
ing up its han^s and saying: "We
do not know if the present system
has broken down—The question is:
Even though the system works,
isn't there a better one?"
And among the questions the re
lief investigators get paid for ask
ing is: It you were married by a
justice of the peace or a minister. ;
And "A Native Son to Serve,
You," says a man running for of- I
fice by the name of Olaf Aasheim.
And five more investigators are
expected to be shipped in here by
the relief office. That makes 12
brought to Sheridan county to help
eat up our relief. Besides our 10 |
local people working at the sta
And in Phillips county, Montana,
17,500 head of ewes are being de
stroyed by the government.
And when L. S. Olson told a
farmer there was a carload of
feed on the track, Burleigh said:
"Olson had better be careful about
what he is telling."
And Wheeler says, by fixing the
old machine up with a little silver
it might be able to run a while
And Roy Ayres says the NRA
is good for us and what we need
is more of it—but be voted against
A , T j .
11 • U ^ 6 .TT" Sa ' S we
are gomg from bad to worse wrth,
a million more people out of work;
now than a year ago in spite of
dams and CCC and whatnot
And some people dont know
enough to admit we are ,n a hell,
of a fix and that they don't know,
W ° '
4 nS non w* v t. ,
And no 300 high school students J
Rmmon - , d the JndKe
hltteen Negroes Arouse
Neighborhood and Are
NEW ORLEANS, La.—Necessi- i
ty is breaking down racial preju
dice to an ever greater degree
way down here in the Southland.
The workers, both negro and the
whites, see their kinship in the
ilnes of hunger. Some day, and
it won't be long, they'll associate
EVICTION OF 5
By a Worker Correspondent
race hatred with loW miserable I
conditions of life. |
The Lemoine family, five and
white, were to be evicted. Where
were the relief officials? Where
were the preachers ? The officials
gave their promises and sympathy,
The preachers gave their deep un
derstanding. An appeal to the
Unemployment Council brought
down 15 negroes who soon aroused
file entire neighborhood. A mass of
workers, negro and Whites, assem-1
bled at the Lemoine home. A riot
squad Was called which further ad
vertised the eviction
crowd grew. What could the cops
do in view of such mass pressure?
They told the Lemoines to get
a meeting permit next time.
Needless to say there was
eviction. The workers were jubi
lant over their victory, and a big
lesson was learned by all.
The best banner slogan in a
hunger march was: "Would a mag
got starve because the apple was
too large?"—Critic in the London
Nefw Statesman and Nation.
Identical in quality nd flavor but
each specially prepared for its
pose. Coffee satisfaction if
PER LB. ...
FARMERS CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
I**—***** ******** * 11 » . wml >«»»♦ «
When In Town Look Up %
Petes Shoe Hospital
for Expert Shoe Repairing
We sell Men's Standard Dress
and Work Shoes
The Lee Overall Line — Guaranteed Not
Pete s Shoe Hospital
at McElroy Nov. 3
Another Anti-War meeting
will take place on Saturday,
Nov. 3, 8 p. m., at the McEl
roy school. Ejnar Dim« of
Dagmar will give the report
°*> the Congress Against War
asd Fascism held at Chicago
Arrangements for the meet
ing have been made by .the
Women's Anti-War League.
The league announces that
candidates of any political par
ty are welcome to express
their opisions on the subject of
war and fascism after Duus'
HAS FIRST ANNUAL
MEETING NOV. 23
DINUBA, Calif.—The first an
nual convention of the United
Farmers League of California will
be held in Berkeley on Nov. 23
and 24 in Comrades Hall,
Program for Struggle Is to
Be Worked Out at
To fight the increasing strangle
1 hold the banks, gin companies, t
feed houses and marketing mono
polies are getti on the small and
middle farmers ol California, the
; U.F.L. becomes more and more :
necessary to the small farmers.
The Agricultural Adjustment Act
with its P r„ gram of cr „ p destruc-'
tion and reduction must be abol
ment reports on the milk consump _
«»" in typical American cities fall
ing far bdow the adequate stand .
ord of living, the AAA program
of cutting the production by 5 to !
10 per cent becomes criminal. With 1
many school children in the land
without adequate clothing and with
millions of workers and farmers in
need of new suits and other cloth
ing, the AAA program of cutting
the cotton production is criminal.
These acts of the Roosevelt ad
ministration must be defeated. The
coming U.F.L. convention will take
up tbese and other vital Problems
of the farmers and build a milit
an t program for the ensuing year.
United Fanners League locals
are entitled to one delegate for
every five members. Others may
come as fraternal delegates. Oth
er farm organizations and workers
organizations are encouraged to
e * ect fraternal delegates. Send in
for f UTt her information to the
state °f fice °f the United Farm
ers Dinuba, Calif,
Mont. U.F.L. Sends Greetings
Unable to send a delegate to the
California convention at this time,
the state committee of the United
Farmers League of Montana has
advised its secretary, Hans Hard
ersen, to send greetings to Dinuba,
headquarters of the California
league. A letter will be sent
plaining conditions of farmers in
Montana and illustrating what
work has been done here. "Our
California comrades may well pro
fit from the suggestions we have
to make and from the mistakes
WANTED—Young woman house-1
keeper on farm by widower with i
one son. No objection to
two small children. Good home,
some wage.s Postoffice Box 52,
Communist Candidate In
Motor Accident Saturday
August B. Westphal, Communist
candidate for state representative,
and John Becker, Raymond, clash-1
ed with their cars in a head-on '
collision on the highway two miles
north of Raymond last Saturday
Both cars were badly wrecked
and the daughter of Anton Mel
ley, riding i n Westphal's car, was
WE DO CUSTOM WORK—Card
ing wool batts, and Weave bed
blankets, camp blankets, and auto
robes. We also ae-card old wool
batts and sell blankets to those
who have no wool. We also wart
a local agent.
FERGUS FALLS WOOLEN
MILLS & CO.
Fergus Falls, Minn.
REGARDLESS OF LOCAL POLITICS
He has built up a wide personal influence in the legislative
halls, as well as attained VERY VALUABLE SENIORITY
RIGHTS in the Senate.
He has gained very important positions on that all-mighty
TAXATION-AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE, as well as on other
important committees. These are KEY POSITIONS Which
have taken several years to attain. They are of great im
Sheridan County CANNOT ÀFFORD to lose this
prestige. We will lose this, and more* if a
new man is sent to the Senate
Senator Angvick has been very influential in securing the pas
sage of laws favorable to our schools, our farmers and tax
payers, including the many replacement taxes, which are in
danger of repeal at the first opportunity. A WATCHFUL
EYE, a MAN ONTO HIS JOB, and one in a KEY POSITION,
like Senator Angvidk, is most indispensible at this time, in
saving what we taxpayers have already gained,
curing additional remedies his services are mighty valuable.
Senator Angvick is OUR man, a REAL farmer representative
of an agricultural county, a tried and proven farm legislator.
Farmer and labor organizations have given him a 100 per cent
rating on his past record in the Senate. We all know that. He
has given us many years of faithful, unselfish public service.
Also in se
And, last but not least, he's an OUTSTANDING
Sheridan County surely CANNOT AFFORD a change
We MUST retain this influential representative
This is not intended as any reflection on the opposing candi
dates, but rather a frank statement of facts and the inevitable
results of a change at the present time.
Paid for and circulated by Angvick for Senator Club.
EDGAR I. SYVERUD
— for —
Clerk and Recorder
*I» e Well-Known Champion of the Taxpayers.
Has Been Loyal to YOU
—Paid Pol. Adv.
FOR YOUR NEXT
— ELECT —
General Ejection, Nov. 6
—Paid Pol Adv. i
m niw i
quite seriously i n j Ured
wors t of it. The
Melley, also riding
received cuts on the arm
Mrs. Westphal and otlT
Pants of the cars escar^H ° Ccu '
minor bruises and injuries* ^
and i 8
son of Ka<ri*7
CALL FOR RIDS
The board of trustee* Q .
District No. 72. Amber v Sch °° 1
meet on Nov. lo^' t ^° n , t ? na '
P. m. to consider open bids on h?
route to start about Nov. * n "
4 school months
Wm - F - Leader's to Alice Hein«?
east side of coulee east J
bouSe or ' Tbso. Plakne's hom?
thence to Archer school
return daily. 1
Successful bidder must f„-* v
closed bus. blankets and fooSï*
The board reserves the right
reject any and all hid?. *
TRUELS JENSEN Cfc*
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