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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7.—Although
the complete returns have not been com
piled, it became definite today that Upton
Sinclair and his EPIC plan have been de
feated by Acting Governor Merriam, an
arch-reactionary and one of the bloodiest
politicians California has ever
7,090 out of 10,721 precincts counted, Mer
riam was holding a lead over Sinclair of
more than 125,000. The Socialist who turn
ed Democrat saw his most beautiful dream
seen. With
BIRMINGHAM, Ola., Nov. 2.—Norman
Ragland, Communist candidate for con
gress, was threatened with death yester
day by a gang of members of the Ku Klux
Klan unless he withdrew from the elec
tion campaign and dropped out of the Com
munist party. Ragland told the Klansmen
that he would not withdraw unless the Ne
gro and white workers who had nominated
him would make te request. Workers in
the Ensley section, where Ragland lives,
rallied to his support and pledged them
selves to defend him.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.—Once
President Roosevelt has cold-shouldered
Tom Mooney, although 21 senators in re
cent months signed worker demands for
immediate release of the framed labor lead
er. Mooney's appeal to the U. S.
court is scheduled for argument next Mon
day. y
John W. Jenkins, chairman of the Tom
Mooney defense committee, of Washington,
w'ent to the White House to try and see
Roosevelt and was informed by Marvin H.
McIntyre, one of the president's secretar
ies, that the executive could not be con
nected in any way with a matter which
he considered solely in the jurisdiction of
the state of California.
DENV ER, Con.—Two workers
shot and seriously injured and scores hurl
when police here last week opened fire
a mass picket line seeking to stop work
a FERA p/oject.
Following this attack, police raided
ery w .rking class center in the city, ar
resting p\ ery working class leader.
HAZLETON, Pa., Nov. 5.—Four march
ers in a democratic parade were kilted by
machine gun fire which spurted from dark
ened vmdows of two houses at the small
mining village of Kelayres, five miles south
of here tonight. Twenty-one others, in
cluding a number of women, were felled bv
the bullets.
The fire was directed from two houses
facing each other by a number of repub
licans who had gathered in the apartments
of Joseph Bruno and his nephew, Paul Bru
no, republican leaders. The parade was
caught m cross-fire that was rather deadly.
As yet, this coldblooded murder has not
been blamed on the Communists.
BETHLEHEM, Pa.,—(FP)—Over 1,000
unemployed, demonstrating before the re
lief offices at Bethlehem, demanded the
immediate resignation of Relief Adminis
trator Weston Lesley
of his con
tinued incompetence.
When Kelsey refused to resign, the
crowd, driven to desperation by starvation
and long suffering, crashed through the
doors and attempted to remove him bodily
from the building. He barricaded himself
behind the locked doors of hia office. Only
the intervention of Rev. Paul Cotton pre
vented violence. The crowd then marched
in an orderly picket line around the build
S* .Pöting against Kelsey's remain
mg m office. Police and state troopers
made ^ ^ 80606 but no arrest s were
PLAINS, Pa.—At least three children,
12 to 14 ' are known to have been
killed^ to a slide near here while mining
coal. Four other boys from 12 to 16. and
one woman were injured at the same time.
Officially, of course, child labor has been
abolished in the United States.
$342,000,000 PROFIT
NEW YORK.—The leading railroads of
the country yesterday reported total net
profits of $342,609,842 for the first nine
months of this year, the American Railway
Association reported. This huge profit
was made after still larger payments of
bond interests, rents, leasing fees and other
profit items had been paid for.
mk MMuxmis hews
Communist Party Improves the Farm Relief Bil?
Clarifies Program of the
Struggle Against AAA
NEW YORK.—The original in
tention of the Farmers Emergency
Relief bill has been made clearer
by some revisions of its provisions
by the Communist party which
proposed the bill in May of this
Discussion among farmers dur
ing the past five months has shown
that the demands of the bill should
remain as they are. However,
two points a clearer statement i
found to be necessary.
The phrasing of the original bill
on the questions of farmers' com
mittees left it possible for them
to become governmental ncrencies.
This was not inter.H<- ' farm
ers have had plenty ci experience
with governmental committee^, al
lotment committees and similar
stitutions. These are not respon
sible to the fr»'"r.e~s but are the
tools of scllrriaj and financial in

^ Pressure
«T"* u " ,y way ™ , which the
• r *T,, Cv Re ' ief . bU1 wil1
j pressnre of ^ f b ™/ r b c JJ"»
er s throughout the country After
it ia passed the only way to in
sure that it wîli b* carried out
^ by continued mass pres
sure and vigilance on the part of
the farmers.
The farmers of the community
want committees of their own re
sponsible to themselves. They
themselves are to determine their
needs under this bill,
now been made quite definite
der Section 10.
The purpose of the bill has also
been, made much clearer through
the revision which has been made
in the preamble. A few other im
provements were also made. It is
now stated definitely that loans to
farmers shall be long-term in
These few but important revis
ions do not change tbe main points
This has
(Continued firom page 1)
reme court 322 votes. For Social
ist candidates not more than about
a dozen votes were cast.
United Front Finished
The candidates of the so-called
United Front political party were
completely snowed under. They
did little bettqr than at the pri
mary when they tried to steal the
Communist ticket. Their best man,
Charles Norton, pulled 210 votes,
about twice as many as any other
of their candidates. The two man
agers of the affair. Larsen and
Wankel received 100 and 124 votes
respectively. Their hopes, indicat
ed by bets, ran high. They were
absolutely confident to certainly
beat the Communist candidates and
even put some of their men into
office. However, the result of the
election shows clearly that the rad
ical element of the county has not
much use for these renegades. The
United Front political party has
no justification for existence any
longer. It has fulfilled its pur
pose and may now be buried.
Fight Goes On
Tbe Communist party realizes
row more than ever that it has
to work constantly and determin
edly along the same lines it has
worked all along, fighting for re
lief and against any discrimination,
fighting for security of farmers
and workers on their farms and
homes, fighting for the final over
throw of a system that has be
come absolutely insane in its op
pression and exploitation.
The following totals were com
piled by the Producers News. They,
may slightly differ from the of-1
ficial tabulation. Hdwever, we
have taken care to get the fig
ures as accurately as possible. All
22 precincts are included with the
exception of the Communist voit
from the Homestead precinct.
For Senator, 6-Tear Term—
Wheeler, D., 2272.
Bourquin, R., 367,
Gray, C., 262.
For Senator. 2-Tear Term—
Murray, D., 1762.
Leavitt, R., 715.
For Representative—
Ayers, D., 1749
Felt, R., 513.
For Chief Justice—
Sands, D., 1517.
Callaway. R., 786.
For Associate Justice—
Morris, D., 1492.
Angstman, R., 644.
For Railroad Commissioner—
O'Connell, D., 1597.
Rasmusson. R., 606.
Pyatt, C., 802.
For Clerk Supreme Court—
Porter. D., 1544.
Crosby, R., 683.
Wurst. C., 322.
For State Senator—
üeland, D,. 1198.
Angvick, R., 1230.
Evenson, C.. 350.
Larson. U. F., 100.
For State Representative—
Petersen. D., 1110.
Sparling, R., 1078.
Laursen, C., 516.
Jsckson. U. F., 76.
York. D.. 1169.
Friand. R., 1017.
W~ftT>bal. C., 857.
MrFlroy, U. P. 70,.
For Co. Commissioner, Dist. 1—
Tange, D., 1814.
of the bill but will make the bill
a whole sharper and more precise,
the bill by thousands of farmers
throughout the country and by
many farmers* organizations shows
that the Farmers Emergency Re
lief bill really represents their inv
mediate interests.
Main Point. Stand
No changes have been made in
the main provisions. The bill calls
for immediate cash relief. It pro
vides for production loans without
interest, for an end to evictions
and sheriff sales, for the cancel
lation of debts and other obliga
tions which are used to threaten
possessions of the farmers,
The vicious AAA measures would
be repealed with the enactment of
the Farmers Emergency Relief
bd L
Through the revisions made the
bill becomes a more powerful force
for winning the support of impov
enshed and working farmers. It
will be enacted if sufficient mass
power is mobilized by the fermer,
to force its enactment.
The revised tevt nf the hill w
Farmers Emergency Relief Bill
nT a emergency Keller Bill
byVori'i. greXTSSX'taj*!
the drought, to prevent furtier
rum and dispossession of tenants,
sharecroppers and operator own-,
ers on account of debts, enormous
tax and rent payments, and be
cause of low prices for the com
modities they sell and high prices
for what they buy as a result of,
the growth of monopolies:
Be it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the
Doited States of America i„ con
gress assembly, that because the
SSÏÏT SS' 1 ' Ad '
(a) Eviction, of ten. of thou.-!
ands of tenants, sharecroppers and
operating owrers of farms, rrom
their farms and homes through the
reduction of acreage programs;
(b) Imposing tbe full burden of
the cost of benefit payment, upon
The enthusiastic endorsement of
Ingell, R., 910.
Hardersen, C., 460.
Gronvold, U. F., 97.
Eor Co. Commissioner, Dist. 3—
Spoklie, D., 1039.
Hunter, R., 1358.
Lutnes, C., 395.
Waukel, U. F., 124.
For Clerk and Recorder—
Madsen, D., 1498.
Syverud, R., 872.
Danklsen, C., 419.
Salisbury, U. P., 98.
For Sheriff—
For County Assessor—
Christensen, D., 2087.
Grantham, C., 356.
Miller, U. F., 94.
For County Attorney—
Hoven, D., 1867.
Erickson, R., 883.
For Supt. of Schools—
Aasheim, D., 1317.
Madsen, D., 1611.
Markuson, R., 814.
Heiberg, C., 416.
Norton, U. F. f 210.
For County Treasurer
Kurtz, D., 1609.
Olson, R., 786.
Espeland, C., 432.
McCall, U. F., 94.
Raaen, R., 1237.
Swanson, C., 329.
Jacobsen, U. F,, 85.
For Coroner—
Nelson. D., 1956.
Jores. U. F.. 113.
For Surveyor—
Wheeler, D., 1495.
Rasmussen, C., 816.
Moe, U. F., 127.
. system of sending in
v estigators out among the people
was intended to help the people
as possible, inves
tigators would go out and try to
talk to as many people every day
as they can, but anyone can see
that this is not their intention.
Quite the opposite is what is hap
pening every day.
They have promised people three
to six weeks ago to come out to
investigate and have not showed
up jet For instance, one case
worker was out to the Todtal farm
without stopping to do any inves
tigating, even though they were
waiting for her also. No, she
wanted to know directions to
neighbor's place that day. Then
one day afterwards she was out
again to the Todtal farm when
Mrs. Todtal happened to be away
from home.
One of the case workers was out
twice to the Mike Smith place
without stopping to find out
they needed anything, althocgh
Mr. Smith is flat on his back in
bed. He was thrown from a horse
and had his back injued. Now his
condition and circumstances sure
ly are known at the relief station
and one would suppose that they
would send someone out there
they could get their order on time.
Ore woman had an investigator
promise to come out to her place
to find out what she needed when
her little daughter was able
leave the hospital. That is five
weeks ago, and as far as is known
she has not been out yet, and they
have not enough bedding to keep
, warm.
Then many families are for
fool reason or other refused
the farmers and workers through
the processing tax;
(c) The waste of fertile farm
lands and the return to laborious,
primitive and subsistence methods
production, while millions of
unemployed workers are starving;
W Farther strengthening and
Bering monopolies among the
distributors and processors of ag
rieaitiral products through the
marketing agreements and li
cens: s—the Agricultural Adjust
ment Act. as r. .-.ended, is hereby
revoked "d w ealed.
Section2. T"e term "farmer" as
used in this . c means any indi
vidual who -s engaged in tilling
the soil, whether a tenant, share
cropper or owner, who operates his
farm primarily by his own labor,
None of the benefits or rights of
exemptions from taxation granted
by this act shall apply to any land
lord or absentee owner or corpor
ation or to any farmer who owns
more than one farm, or who op
«rates primarily with hired labor,
or to any manager or foreman of
a farm.
, T r j * *
shell n f nC ^ er n .° cir ^unistances
the arme ^, evicted
the farm on which he has tilled
% /T î* «weiiing
payment" of any ™bt îe^t ^
or other obligations or because of
the ierminJionltJnyl^or
contract. To secure the farmer in
possession of his Tand hJZ.Z
equipment all debts and other oh
ligations threatening- such^pos^s
sion are declared cancelled
1 Sec. 4. No farm equipment,
farm improvements, livestock or
produce on any farm shall be* at
tached, seized, levied upon, or re
moved from such farm for the non
pa ^' nt of "v debt, rent, taxe,
resettle, of life Sail S'afforded
to all farmers on need of relief
j Sec. 6 Long-ter^ cron n«v^.
tion bans b casWnH WnH^T ii
be made without intprpet- f & n
farmed in need ^f .Job loan
Sec. 7. Farm, home, equipment
Hef outright,
cf Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Heppner
nave not received any relief
ior the month of October because,
so they are told, their two sons
have gone to a CCC camp and
they are supposed to get along the
best they can. The boys left for
the camp two weeks
Ther^ is the
j . — ago today
and they will not begin to receive
P a y until the first of Novem
A case worker was out to the
Heppner home, looked around and
complimented Mrs. Heppner on her
well-kept house, but refused her a
grocery order. It seems that if
one tries to keep oneself and the
house clean and tidy, it works a
gainst one's interest with those
case workers. They seem to think
that in some mysterious way you
will be able to eat without receiv
1T1 g relief if you have enough
strength and gumption to keep
your surroundings a s cheerful as
is possible in this dry and dusty
/Die following i s Mrs. Rudolph
Nelson's experience with the relief
system in Sheridan county: She
applied for a clothing order about
a month ago, consisting of the fol
lowing: one schoolgirl's coat and
one pair of gloves, if wo suits of
underwear for each qf three
pie, two flannel shirts ard
lined jacket. She got the prices
from the store and gave the price
list to Stenchjem. Then it was
mailed t° her saying that she
would have to wait until the in
vestigator came out to see her.
ohe waited until she gave up hope
of seeing anyone out, so she called
on Burleigh and he promised to
tend to it The price list we,
brought to him on the 11th of this
month. On Monday, the 22nd, the
case worker finally came ont and
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sponsible to the Farm
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a . livestock Inn» i , „
SfmLe «Yhont T! Sha
SrWiT^I a f
th f , wne d " e
j , farm Lw"ir S s ere
(arm ui f ™' d *®! hn ? '' ouse '
*JL P *' farm 'mp ove
shall* be made ♦>, • %
farmer to replace surh U&
have been suffered bv the IndT
vidual farmer through eviction
foreclosure, seizure, levy attach
ment o r removal «ine« 10 * 1,1
such farm house wmimrmni « I
chattels. * ' *** Pment or '
Sec 8 Nr> . ,,
be made in
this act becaus* tl0n 1
race color reliriou * *
oSon or aMlÄ political |
itvT-« " flIlatlon ' ° r national- j
Ky „ or farmer.
Sec. 9. The moneys, feed and
8 ®® d burnished under this act shall
not be subject to attachment ear
Pigment, or
tien' *""• rePt ' 01 * h<!r obliga-;
See in ■
« J*" for reIief
!hfn f J* \ ' l leflta of tbl s act
\ ** determined by the farm
deal8rnated in this act, through
*** th ® mse ÎT es
VZJZZ number - The
prerS uL ^ t . Pea8U ir ry shaU '
f 1A d L!, recei P t °f a certi
a ?? farmers of
divided toL/Kl *° " ny in '
certfy are ^ed vl
f?'°°îl 0r the pUrp<>ses » f ^ s
1 SL* su ^ shal1 ^ raised by
1 the J? x * tlon sharply graduated up
° f , inherita "ce and gifts and
1 ^ f taxation a ^ incomes (wheth-'
V ° ! tmsts ' dividual., corpora
™ """ ° f
promised for sure to mail the or
d «r out on the following day On
Saturday, the 27th, Mrs Nelson
bad not yet received any order
Die little girl needs glasses in or
der to be able to continue school
The family a ls 0 needs dental care
m the worst way, and I think Mr*
Nelson needs a good warm winter'
coat if she has to continue to run
Ien ' yw ? 0d after her relief!
the way she has been forced tn Hn
up to the preent time Wha?
aboutit? What
Are we going to let the „li.r
be handled in this outrageous man
ner? If s up to us ^hangTTt'
set up a workers' and farmers' rP .
lief administration and kirk «nt
this bunch who are just eating U d
the money that rightfully v^irm P
£ U. who have worked and sweat
to make those prairies the best
Wheat raising country in the world
^ d «n&we° f ai r Z ht
ed to go begging like tbi f °
chance to exist ? ° r a
ä-ä sr »
ia on relief there. They irtgaS
bothfor only
DRIP coffee
and r *Columbian Ware
DRIP Coffee Mak
Dagmar, Montana
and shipped in grain from other
regions. They don't slaughter cat
tle and pigs and bury them by
the thousands. Neither do they
plow 'ln der cotton or dump milk
sugar and fruit into the ocean and
rivers in order to keep prices up
and enrich a few. No, they con
serve and let their people use all*
they produce. Everyone able to
works six to eight hours a day
and gets good pay. The rest of
the day they enjoy themselves at
theatres, concerts, movies, lectures,
or take part in sports, athletics or
study. We will be able to do that
here if everyone of us, not Just a
favored feV as it is today, when
we have a Soviet America, but
first we have to set up a work
ers* and farmers' government.
—A Farm Woman.
n v . r M
? " • Eniest . , C * } ) ?' avost
and vice premdent of tie Uiuw
«ty of California, appealed to the
'universities of the nation to "be
come active in helping the United
States in its days of difficulty with
radical agitation amon«? students"
hazard to guess at how much muat
J®. spent to care for the destitute
thls wmter "
And when the man stayed drunk
for two months after the girl re
fused to marry him, some folks
thou ? ht he was carrying the cele
bration to ° far -
And Secretary Icxes says "There
i s no politics in public works and
there isn't going to be any."
An<1 BoDDjrs mother said ':'A11
ho 7* who wish to become smart
»» * ' And Bobby »id:
7;is/" ■ *-.— »
H ° Pki " S T
J, do less m ^
? an ,™ an 1 of ln pub '
hc A °? lca/ .
'^ J \ d tbe women dress to please
-" dit d »n't take much to please.
S* yÎ* tSSvZTtM
Coffee an
is no revolution. Under it econo
mic, political and social power re
Slde exactl V where they did before
—in the hands of the capitalistic
class of the nation -" :
And 21,600 boxes of apples has
bou ^ bt b V the Montana re
lie , f Ministration. When at the
relief stat ion don't forget to ask
for your share -
And a dem °cratic speaker, look
ing over Ms audien ce, said: "I can
a democrat when I .ee
0116 and 1 am glad to see so many
Pointing to a mai
he a.ked: "What is your name?"
Smith," »id the man. "You
are a good democrat , Mr. Smith,
*** Smith 8aid:
yes ' Pointing to another man
tbe spealter a sked; "What is your
c^T^'nr < J<>hn B , rown '" the maR
8aid ' ^ ou 4,6 îdso a good dem
S'tbA^.w ma ". T. d 'T? "
* ^ Pomted to a tard
hf. "name °°^v feI,0W •"«>"«, d
-,"X'man ^T^ou 0 '^a
good democrat , too, aren't you
01«?" the speaker asked. "No,
„„ e "» S rCTS °" 1 L °° K
8 . 1934
LONDON, Nov. 4.—Th e swoon
made by the Lahor T?®* gain*
British mnnininol i Candidates in the
mUm ?5 >al elections is regarded her!
, , J y 35 evidence of the rising discontent
masses Wlth the policies of thfnÏ
J 10nal government, in which the Lahor J*"
ty ex-ïeader, Ramsay MacDonald i
outstanding figure. '
The Labor party won a * -
candidates, though y full°electin^ 740
were not in, and the elecw fo
take ,lace on Novemblr 7 ^.- ? COtland
ä usra
Seats ' thou ? h the Labor parted ^
gains in vote S at the expense of tb!°T ik 3de
party. expense of the Liberal
None of tho
e l ec f Gf i rp, r IHUinst Candidates were
Jhe Communist party had m2
\ Part/and
BERLIN, Nov. 4—Hitler has be e „
mg a war conference with the storm -
leaders and outstanding militarisant
many, planning action for the »:,? G * r '
* he Saar in connection with thet re *
beseite to be held Jan. 13. Saar Pk
The fascist press is whipping im • a
yimst campaign against Fr^â P, chau *
text for the mobilization of fascist f ^
to occupy the Saar. The TtS JZ**
ment's proposal to the Saar
tion Commission that it wül sunrit tl?^
is being played up by Nazi b? y tr °°® 1
Claiming that the Saa/is GeLa^ 8 ^" 1
Voelkische Boebachter S l erritor y
only fascist troops can enter ^
the movement of other forces woSîd
violation of the rights of the r^ d ** 1
cist government. The Snfflrt
reSUlt in «"»«»er
is the
elections, to speed the unifpd f». d- 1R . 0
war and fascism, provided tW°f£ agam J S . t
dates would nledo-e fhor« A ^ Can( ^'
daily issues affain«?f fhT^ t0 fight on
- thö develo P^ent
d fascism,
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v im ATIrT ^
KATOWICE, Poland.—Following the
heroic example of the 1,200 Hungarian
miners who struck on n,e • u n ®f rian
ago sixTv PolSh oofl h? JOb Î feW wecb
3'o™*Lx°. Sh ''f 1 have struck
, . ^ . lp Protest against a decision
ose the P xt discharge the crew,
Tbo K v IFI ^ G ' Honan Province, China.
The Yangtse nver overflowed its banks
S "'?' ner 8 in « 150 square miles inthU*
ZZrT* ***
j 9 WG ii i!_ J 16 m ® nace of floods in China
r» nf * cn ® wn ^nd easy control is possible.
the workeÏ of^ovS E, 1 " "" ** 1 *
S to
MEXICO CITY.—The bitter struggle
between the pro-Wall Street government
and the feudal church over who shall have
the advantage in exploiting the Mexican
peasants and workers, expressed itself here
in the closing and confiscating of churches
in five states. Priests have been expelled
or deprived of their licenses. The govern
nient disguises its corrupt struggle for loot
by a pretense of moving toward "socialize
MOSCOW, Nov. 4.—The celebrations of
the 17th anniversary of the victorious Oc
tober revolution will take place on the eye
of the largest grain collections in the his
tory of the Soviet Union and with the tri
wnph of the collective farms overwhelm
ingiy assured, the latest reports from the
grain centers reveal.
As . a result of the organization of the
collective farms and their tremendous m*
j -terial success in raising the living stand
ards of the farmers, the entire toiling peas
antry is a devoted supporter of the Soviet
' government. Reports from industry also
reveal that the Soviet Union, as a result
of its victories in industrializing the coun
«T» will be second only to the United Statei
in the production of pig iron.
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