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THE PRODUCERS NEWS
Published Friday of each week at Plentywood, Montana, by
The Peoples Publishing Company, Inc.
Entered as Second Ckiss Matter. October 18, 1918, at the
Post Office at Plentywood, Montana. Under the Act of March
9. 1879.
OUR PROGRAM
1. No evictions, no foreclosures.
3. Passage of the Workers Unemployment Bill (H. R. 2827)
2. Cancellation of all secured farm debts,
4, Immediate cash relief for unemployed workers and desti
tute farmers.
6. Passage of Farmers Emergency Relief Bill (H. R. 3471)
Subscription Rates: Per year. $2; six months, $1; three months
60 cents. Foreign per year, $2.60; six months, $1.26; three
months. 60 cents.
Advertising Rates furnished upon application.
ALFRED F. MILLER, Editor
EJNAR DUUS, Associate Editor
HANS RASMUSSEN, Business Manager
Friday, April 19, 1935
Prendergast Must Stop Block
ing Our Committee
Complaints are already coming in to the grievance c::_
mittee asking that ceratin action be taken on this or that
case. Some of these complaints have been given to the Pro
ducers News from where they were given to Gonius Laursen.
In spite of the fact that there is plenty of work to be
done, the relief office refuses to give way and allow the
selection of a man who is just as fair and
man could be. That man is Sophus Morstad.
Stenehjem, although he doesn't say so, is under the in
fluence of Prendergast who blocks everything.
In Great Falls, where the farmers were not onto this
thing as well, they also have a committee like we have here.
On that committee they have the relief administrator, the
county attorney and the county treasurer.
We have the makings of a much better committee
less Prendergast spoils it for us.
Every farmer should let Prendergast know how he feels
about these blocking tactics of the relief office, and he should
also write to Helena telling them all about this queer deal.
We want this committee to start work with a full crew,
but not with a Prendergast picked crew.
com
square as any
un
We have won another victory
, MaRgie Rändali has just been politely told by the state
lehel commission to quit her job as senior case worker.
In other words, she has been fired.
this was certainly a result of the stand taken by the
farmers who had had their fill of the domineering and ty
rannical woman who always made a starvation limit her goal
in filling orders or investigating.
Randall was working under Prendergast. She was his
apl pupil. Prendergast approved what pfandall did. '
He is the poverty expert par excellence.
demand tw Ï the to 8 ,°' , He Wl11 SO Only when we
demand that he go, in tones loud enough to be understood
by Helena.
Unless Prendergast goes, the substitution of Ethel Baird
for Randall might not do much good.
Prendergast is next in line to go out.
Prendergast Is Next
Get Your Hay For $5 a Ton
i was ^ 00 give to the farmer for a cent
less than $21 a ton seems to be good enough to sell to
hay dealer for $5 a ton.
It is less important that cattle should starve than that
a hay dealer should make profit, is the way the relief set
up seems to think.
The persons responsible for selling good hay to Louis
Mai sh at $5 a ton also say that if the farmers are unable
to pay $21 a ton, the hay will have to be shipped back to
Minnesota. That is if some other hay dealer hasn't bought
up the rest of it by that time for $3.50 a ton. *
— T* 1 *? s ? r ^ business needs an investigation badly,
homebody is responsible for this outright thievery of the
hay that should be issued to the Sheridan county farmers
That somebody ought to be punished.
Farmers are as fully entitled to get their hay for $5
< ton as any hay speculator. They will use it for cow feed
and not selling it to someone else again for a profit.
, Farmers should now demand that they be given the
hay for $o a ton and that the hay be used here in Sheridan
county ms tea of being shipped back to Minnesota. That
hay is needed here.
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No Messiahs Wanted
+ , ° n a H Holiday members to take part i
th€ Holiday Convention at Des Moines on May 7.
Third party plans will be discussed at this meeting.
M u ess l ah s have come forward to claim
shepherds who will lead us outxrf the
wS Wenmsf be on the alert to prevent them tak
lng m t° a Poker game with stacked cards in their favor.
tyoîa 9? rtainl . y we don't want a man like Huey Long who
paid his workers 10 cents an hour in Lousiana while he was
Sh Th 05e ' ' f h S e the T ealth " P ro ^am takes less
from the nch than is taken now by federal income taxes.
8 j* 011 . 4 want a man like Father Coughlin who was
S ^ a . fa ^ cist 'j iar and racketeer by Hugh Johnson, who is
110 himself but who knows the inside dope
ÎKï «" A« Ä <5 sxs
. Jü^^t a Party that doesn't spend its time iawimr
about inflation and munitions control, but that puts an end
and W wo?ker. ara 0nS and ffuarantees security for the farmer
orwi w^»*îîf Ve suc h a party, we, the rank and file farmers
Wc want no'Messiahs. W
m
fl-lg
The Real Reason
deportation. Mlller *"* bee " arrested is being held for
40 " overtw ' 016
TÏ? Reasons back of the arrest are much different
_ Alfred Miller, as editor of the Producers News was onn
of those people who stood in the way of the New De.-U sta™
ation program m Sheridan county. He helped get better
hef for -W who needed it. He was not afrSd to e^ose
re
'
Coffee an'
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In Montana there
People on relief, the
year; but i
are 90,000
same as last
]u. , ■ income taxes paid by i
during March!
Ciö , show an increase of 97 r*>r
cent over 1934. ***
And when little Willie was ask
dLJ w C „ W0U have P ie »r Pud
4 éd^ he o Said: "We «rst."
seif "? „ Mrs ' P° osev elt has got her
tupe tat, eW d ; ess and ^ud her pic
ture taken for the
exclusive photo."
_A ad it takes years of good
undorcT^ a° People really
tion Ï Ä Z hy pe^ion and men
way S Sh ° U d h® Spelled in differ ent
And in
papers, in an
n io V*, 8 Angeles they hung
a 19-year-old Negro and said af
terwards it was due to a
bination of small errors.
..I",. the farm er said about his
G P Î K: 'He's such a consci
ious pig that he's taking this
pork reduction business
° U a j and Just Won,t eat.
And a British firm is now ad
vertising homes "with built-in
dugouts. guaranteed gas-proof and
bomb-proof."
And the Junior said he ",
close to getting the right
a G j on f in the next seat got it.
And the government is laying
awake nights worrying, afraid
that Aif red Miller ig gQing to
overthrow the
force."
corn
too seri
was very
answer
government by
And
, a woman is boasting that
she has been kissed by
ried man *
every mar
in town but one, and wt
are all wondering who that
could be.
one
HARRY L HOPKINS
BACKS DR. BUTLER
Ex-Senator John Erickson
Is Relief Commissio
Choice In State
n
WASHINGTON, April
11.—It
yesterday by federal
relief officials that Dr. Butler's
administration of relief affairs in
Montana has been entirely satis
t£ "replant
rector.
The state administrator, altho
he is a state official and can be
dism issed or retained by the state,
must . h . ave 016 a PP r oval of Federal
Administrator Hopkins, It seems
w k f the . ne ^ relie * commission in
micTsôuB^uToï'V? P a'
5iZ Î
ance by the federal authorities
yes
terday when, upon advice from
Washington, the commission was
faced with the alternative of
taining Dr. W. J. Butler as ad
ministrator or making way for the
federal replacement of relief work
in Montana. At present he is the
only one recognized by the federal
»administration to distribute federal
funds in the state of Montana.
Ex-Senator John E. Erickson
who was appointed by the new re
lief commission does not seem to
meet with favor by Administrator
Hopkins.
Dr. D. M. Warren, assistant to
Dr. Butler, is acting as adminis
trator in an emergency. So liter
ally we have three men at the
head of our relief organization at
the present time.
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Railroad Companies Ask
Another Raise In Rates
CHICAGO.The railroad compan
ies were granted enough privileges
to make up $250,000,000 they asked
for. Part of it, $85,000,000, will
come out of increased freight
rates. The rate will come out of
the hides of the workers.
The Montana public service com
mission is already preparing to
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held hearings on the applications
of every line in the state to get
a freight rate increase.
Strip Farming for Soil
Blowing Is Discussed
In addition to the tillage meet
ings scheduled for Dagmar Medi
cine Lake and Outlook, there will
be a county-wide meeting in Plen
tywood on Friday evening, April
19, at 8 o'clock p. m., in the court
house.
Meetings have already
been scheduled for Dagmar on
Thursday, April 18, at 1:30 p.
Medicine Lake on Friday, April 19,
at 1:30 p. m.; and at Outlook on
Saturday, April 20, at 1:30 p.
So important has strip farming
become as a soil blowing control
method that the federal govern
ment has granted loans to finance
this method in Kansas. Some Can
m.;
m.
adian provinces consider it so im
portant that they are contemplat
ing its use as compulsory by law
where soil blowing is serious. The
heavy wind the past week brings
up the increasing importance of
this method of control for soil
blowing.
tr„
fV, ™ V 16 ^ era I government going
n i h its grand foreclosure program, about which
ine ot. Haul and Spokane Land Banks are bragging now.
Those are the reasons for the arrest. Those are the
reasons that compel us to rally to his support and prevent
this 03 der from being carried through. "
h*.-* mee Wv + n ae ighb°rhood. Send résolu
Washington 1 and i°o Whiter * MnîîÜ Depa f tment of Labor at
Washington, and to Wheeler, Murray and Ayers in the same
the various manipulations of the relief office under Pren
dergast.
THE PRODUCERS
RESERVE
The band concert and dance put
on in the school house last Satur
day night by the Medicine Lake
band was a very successful affair
and netted the band about $60.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Neilsen
have asked us, through this col
umn, to express their heartfelt
gratitude to their many friends
throughout the entire district for
the many and useful presents giv
en them on their silver wedding
anniversary.
Paul Jacobsen, Jr., celebrated his
5th birthday last Sunday and had
as his guests his cousins from the
reservation and Mamie Rorvig.
Mrs. Martin Jorgensen was a
visitor at the Aage Jacobsen home
last Friday.
Hans Christensen returned Mon
day morring from the Rochester
hospital.
Several of the young people
from this town went out to the
George Hunter home Friday night
to assist with the charivari tend
ered Mr. and Mrs. Murray Hunt
The sick list this week is exten
sive due to an epidemic of red
measles. Those afflicted are Dor
othy and Melvin Murk, Beatrice
Lyngaas, Carol Vilen, Robert, Hel
en, Doris and Stanley Lund, Betty
Jean Hanson, Virginia Madsen,
and Yvonne Strandskov.
Mrs. Sparling and Mrs. Larsen
of Medicine Lake were calling on
friends here Monday afternoon.
Miss Mootheart and Mr. Rice
were business visitors in Plenty
wood Monday.
The Lutheran Ladies Aid met at
the F. W. Carpenter home last
Thursday.
George Bennett returned to this
district Monday morning after
absence of five years. He notes
a great deterioration in the gen
eral appearance of the country and
the towns around here due to the
bad years.
The Farmers Cooperative Imple
ment company is loading a car of
tractors for shipment to Alberta
this week.
Mrs. Wise, an old timer who has
farmed about 15 miles west of
toWn for 18 years, shipped her
household goods to Kansas City
this week and is leaving this
try for good. Mrs. Wise had
auction sale of her farming equip
ment a couple of weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Johnson and
er.
an
coun
an
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Johnson of
Brockton visited friends in town
Monday.
Ira Eatinger, who is working at
the Riverside Dairy at Nashua,
called here Sunday.
Sylvia Nielsen, who has been
employed at the Ne Is Sampsen
home this winter, returned to her
home in Dagmar Saturday.
Miss Grace Ibsen spent the week
end at the Walter Rasmussen
home.
Mrs. Stewart of Plentywood vis
ited at the Robert Henderson home
Sunday afternoon.
Miss Bertha Paulsen was a guest
at the Osmund Estensen home
Monday evening.
Mrs. Sorensen and daughter of
Dagmar visited friends here Mon
day afternoon.
on
U.S. TO BUILD
C.C.C. RESERVE
Reserve Army of 600,000
Youth Approved by
White House
WASHINGTON, April 10.—A
drive to enlist 100,000
employed youth in the CCC will
be opened next week under the $4,
880,000,000 work-relief program
just enacted, it was learned yes
terday.
The new CCC enlistment, in
cluding some replacements, is the
first step in a plan, said in offi
cial quarters to be approved by
the White House, to build the CCC
into a vast young reserve army of
600,000 youth toughened and train
ed in military discipline.
more un
President Roosevelt yesterday
allocated $30,000,000 to the CCC
from the $4,800,000,000 fund set up
by the work-relief act. In this
act a total of $600,000,000 goes to
the CCC. It has already received
$323,362,315 of "Public Works Ad
ministration" money. Thus the
sential war-preparations purpose
to which the administration is put
ting so-called unemployment relief
funds was emphasized anew. That
is the manner in which money for
war purposes increases without be
ing mentioned in the war budget.
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HIER OUT
(Continued from Front Png«)
labor organizations from all ;t;_
the country participating. Labor
organizations in the western part
of the state are joining the fight.
Funds Needed
Sheridan county farmers have
started raising the necessary funds
to provide for adequate legal de
fense. All contributions should be
sont to Mrs. Grace Hardersen,
Plentywood, Mont., who is secre
tary of the defense committee.
over
NEWS
OUTLOOK
Louis Becker was elected as a
member of the school board to
take the place of Carl Beck whose
term expired.
The teacher of the Lindblom
school, Miss Gladys Peterson, has
been ill with pleurisy for two
weeks. Her place is being taken
by a substitute.
Hans Hansen has been sick with
rheumatism the past week.
Among the Plenty*wood shoppers
from this locality on Thursday
were Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Ad
olph Hovdey.
Tim Clawson returned the first
of the week from Washington
where he has spent the wir ter.
One of the participants in the
Outlook declamatory contest, Lou
ise Hannah,, was ill Friday and
could not attend. The others all
did very well. First place was
priver to Richard Sohruehl who
gave the selection "Brotherly
Love." Second place Went to Bar
bara Ueland who spoke a piece by
Dorothy Canfield, "Truly Mother."
Third place was given to Dorothy
Wirtz who gave "Glory For Sale."
In the first grade rhythm band
that played at the beginning of
the contest, little Evelyn Hollitz
„ , * »j, _ , .
' V1 ^ lted at
the William Weiss home Sunday.
Helen Smith Jackie Westphal
Leonard and Albert Lindblom and
Maynard Mathieson are among
those who have been laid up the
6r ad C ° IdS ° r
IO q ampptpc a 1 Q T> 1 ,
CVHfin IQ Mp J "' pm '■ KaS j
won the applause of the entire
crowd with her naive mannerisms.
Vernon Stoner has been absent
from school this week on account
of illness.
Ole Garrick went to Scobey for
a couple of days this week.
IGNORE APPEAL,
EXECUTE NEGRO
The Appeal Is Filed In
Ample Time to Stay
Execution
at . i f
in P 1SOn a f t Fri , day
hpfm p tViP ctoto an appea pe ™
niihliV ripfp^riPT.>cr S pi^ eni \ C0Urt à V 16
dav Thr . mnr .,i 1CG ^°'
arv 21 f W iS 1 Gd Janu_
hpni'ii,, PnKii» x. J
F Bird who
<!aid the onnpci if r f'
ed the donrnpri mo ave « la nt
stav of pTfMiHnn n an aU ° ma 1C
The vmino- XTpot j- j r
slaving of T awrertrp°T T vn ^TT &
versity of Southern Califor^
mitted 1 t . A,th0 " gh , ha ad :
"« Sl,00tm8: ' he clamfd
Bird said he filed the appea, in
execlrtion " 6 '° ' ,aVC PrCVe " ted t, ' , ■
Suspension for 30 days is the
penalty California gave Arthur
Moore, deputy county clerk, for his
routine error" of failing to for
ward certain papers, thereby re
sulting in the hanging of Griffin.
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NORTH RAYMOND
Mrs. L. Figler of Stoughton,
Sask., and Mr. and Mrs. Otto W.
Smith of Fleche, Sask., both sis
ters of Mrs. J. W. Brown, were
visitors at the Brown home last
week.
Leland Evenson who is employed
at Fort Peck arrived home Thurs
day to spend the week end. He
returned to his home Sunday eve
ning.
A fair sized crowd attended the
U.F.L. meeting held at the Otto
Grantham home last Thursday.
Charles Taylor spoke on the Labor
Party question, and other import
ant issues. The next meeting will
be held at the Melvin Evenson
home on Sunday, May 12, at 1 p.
in.
Among the North Raymond peo
in Ray
mond Saturday morning were Mrs.
M. W. Bretzke, Mrs. Carl Stadstad
and children.
Mr. and Mm Simon Swanson of
Plentywood were callers at the
Evenson home last Sunday after
noon.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Void
mo
tored to Plentywood last Monday.
Herb Shirtliff, accompanied by
Carl Hovdey, made a trip to the
county metropolis last Monday.
Henry Ross, Charley Larter, Ar
chie 'Larter and Jake Zeitner
among the North Raymond people
seen in Plentywood last Monday.
Miss A. Current and Mrs, M. W.
Bretzke attended the PTA meet
ing in Raymond Monday evening.
were
SEED LOANS
(Continued from page 1)
farmer, Who has his seed and
get it in time, will benefit oy get
ting bigger prices for whatever he
produces. •
Judging from the way the seed
loans have been handled so far, it
will not be surprising if they will
be fooling and stalling around un
til it is entirely too late for seed
ing, and then tell the farmers they
are out of luck getting the loan, in
order to get them down on their
bended knees and move them wher
ever they want to. That seems
*° game the Brain Trust is
Paring. Just how they can fig
ure out gaining any popularity and
saving the country by it is more
than We can figure out. We'll have
to inject a littb life iUo ft.t bunch
can
if we want récrits
The Rising Labor Party
By CHARLES E. TAYLOR
The political tidal wave that
washed the democratic wing of the
Wall street bi-party ship into the
power dock at Washington, D. C.,
was not a conscious revolutionary
upsurge, but it had significance
that it marked the beginning of
the breaking up of the bi-party
ship. The. working masses were
on their way, somewhere, though
they did not then and do not yet
know where,
The toiling farmers and the un
employed and wage-cut workers,
and large numbers of small busi
nessmen, crushed in the depression ;
t;„j through with the republican i
party. They *were done with Hoo- i
v«r. The vote for Franklin De
lano Roosevelt was not so much
for the grinning Wall street Mes
siah, with due consideration for
the alleged popularity of the Roo
sevelt name, as it was against
Hoover and the republican party,
Many workers and farmers, dis
cussing the situation in 1932 with
the writer, said: "I do not expect
anything from Roosevelt, ami he
promises nothing, but I want to
get the republicans out, out of
everything. I am afraid that if
we vote minority party tickets
Hoover will be elected. It is not
so much that I Vant to vote for
the wimier> but j want to be sure
that Hoover isn't." And that was
the consciousness, the unformed
idea> that was the force bebînd
the huge wave
^re was ' course, hope
hind the notion. But the shift was
deeper and more determined than
Civil War. Franklin had promised
to remember the "forgotten man,"
an d promised the "New Deal,"
seorchingly scored Hoover, the
man the masses ' were after. A
ndw deal might mean something
better.
"But hone deferred maketh the
heart sad." And the hearts of the
impoverished farmers and urem
ployed workers grow sad and sad
der as the days go by. To their
bitter sorrow and disappointment,
fkey have learned that a so-called
were
had ever occurred before since the
Promises Are Broken
"Now Deal" might even be worse
tka n the "Old Deal," and that the
times that "just could not get
wor?e " kave actually worsened, for
wor kers and actual farmers,,
though not for the bankers and
bosses. The "forgotten man" was
remembered Svith wage cuts, high
e . r pnic 63 ' processing taxes, sub
sistence farms and reduced relief,
However, actually, there was a
new shuffle of the old deck. Roose
Velt toofe Up where Hoover left off,
ard panie continued. There
SkHn W broueht a S him "to
«>« wme a tarn* of professors
^ A-s
aad B Sars a " d *«r folse ala™
politicians - Vho had ™ ail
McELROY
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The Regional Labor Board has !
decided that the 29 men fired foi j
union activity in the John Morrell
packing plant at Sioux Falls, S. D.,
must be placed back at work.
These men were discharged fol
lowing the strike of March 9-14
militia that Governor Berry order- j
ed out.
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Most farmers Swill remember the
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and
Butcher Workmen of North Amer
ica, local 304, because of the splen
did support these workers gave to
the Sioux Falls conference.
Peter Houtsma declares that the
union is going to enforce this de
cision,
the local.
Houtsma is president of !
THE NEWS NEEDS
YOUR SUPPORT:
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reri , a. 1 . I
Throughout the yiearg that the
Producers News has been in ex-!
istence in Sheridan county, it has ;
persistently fought in the interest i
of the» farmers and Workers of the
county. j
It is the Producers News that
has led the fight} for feed loans,
seed loans, summerfallow loans,
against discrimination on relief,
against evictions and foreclosures,
against the( seizure of farmers'
crops and machinery by the banks
Iw , con ? panies ' aTîd every
fight that has been in the interest
of the farmers within the scope of
the Produis News.
The Producers News has not
only brought thousands upon thou
sands of dollars into the county by
fighting for better relief, but it
will continue to fight for better
relief conditions for the petople in
the county.
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HOSPITAL NOTES
Donald Anderson of McElroy
was admitted to the hospital for
medical treatment last Monday.
Jessie Madsen of Archer enter
ed the hospital on Tuesday as a
medical patient.
Mrs. Gordon Peterson of Dag
mar gave birth to a baby boy at
the hospital Saturday. Both moth
er and son are doing well.
Anton Peterson of Medicine Lake
their days played cards, or even
supervised a beauty contest, wit
divers other letters of the alpha
bet behind their strange and un
known names. These intellectual
in.fakers caught up all sorts of cards
from their sleeves and underwear
to thrill and inspire hope in the
niasses.
Even before the ink was dry on
the signatures on the "New Deal"
bills, disillusionment set in. Peo
Pi e distrusted the brain trust the
°ry of having more by producing
I e ss - The promised improvement
was short lived. Then came the
failure of the section 7a of NRA,
which had promised the workers
real unions, shorter hours and in
creased pay, more jobs and better
working conditions. The promised
raise in prices of commodities oc -1
curred. Then came crop reduction,
wheat control, the plowing down
°f cotton and the killing of little
pigs for the farmers. And pro
cessing taxes for both the farm
ens and workers. The drouth came
to help the crop control theory
And then came the subsistence
farm proposal—the proposal to
plow down two million farmers for
the benefit of the rich farmers,
And along with this came huge
dividends for th e bankers, the
bosses, the speculators, the food
trusts, and the war mongers.
Republicans Lose Again
The republicans barked and bel
lowed at th e "New Deal" and told
workers and farmers that it
* was a failure, that they must re-1
turn to the "Old Deal" and the
ment of the masses, however, did
not result in a back surge to
republican wave. That was the
amazement of the 1934 election,
Five or six million of the work-1
ers and farmers did not vote at
all. And in state, such as Minne
sota, where there is a Farmer-;
Labor party with a program, re
formic as may be, but radically
worded, the workers and farmers
voted that ticket more consistent
ly than ever before, electing Gov.
Olson and Senator Shipstead, sev
era l state öfficers and représenta
republican party. The disillusion-1
fives in congress. In North Da
kota the Nonpartisan League,
which is in reality a political par
ty supported by the farmers and
Workers, won everything ercept
the governorship. In Wisconsin,
the LaFollettes organized their
Progressive party and won, d^-1
feating the democrats and the re
publicans in the first campaign.
In California, Upton Sinclair, a
renegade socialist, with his Uto
pian, "End Poverty In California"
program, a fake radical program_The
of the greatest of demogogy, pre
tending socialism, won the demo
cratic nominations against the
Roosevelt-Farley democratic ma
chine and the huge capitalist press
by a huge majority, and was de
feated for the election by the com
was admitted during the week for
medical treatment.
Ted Downey of Redstone was ad
mitted last Saturday night and
was treated for head injuries he
New Deal Holds
Fifty-Two For
Murder In N. M.
had received in an accident With
his motor truck.
pa mtr» xi iw xr
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persons are now held for murder
l " p > , M ™c°. gwmg.
lout of the shooting there that re
salted in .Hie killing of one unem-.
P °u e i mi f r and ai î ®f' she L riff - .
, me £ were killed by the
i^ Ut ! es ' The 18 °y errun by
armed thugs who terrorize every
D0ü y
. when a
mass demonstration of workers
was fired upon by deputies. The
workers had massed to protest the
arrest of several unemployed who!
bad been seized because of their
demand for relief,
The , tow n is now overrun byi
™ ed deputies,.
Protests should be addressed to
Governor Clyde Tingley, State Sen
ato v r Vo S el at Santa Fe, Sheriff
Roberts at Gallup and Secretary
Frances Perkins at Washington.
N{ ™ Deal has promised
many of these men to be hanged
on . the gallows for protesting a
gainst the misery prescribed for
workers. It will be up to us to
save them.
-
p
rarm ™mes àllOW Need
Q£ Renaît*« In
repairs In Mate
A survey of O« homes of
the state show that at least 90
V er cent need a safe method of
86 wage disposal, over half need
Paint badly, nearly half need
.
screenm 8> more than a third need
sorts of major repairs,
than a quarter need foundation
repairs, a quarter need much more
closet space and have no kitchen
sinks. So says Washington.
To make every home a haven
of peace and happiness, the feder
al government is issuing all sorts
of loans to fix up and remake
homes.
The only hitch in^ the
is that the fellow with a run-down
house and no kitchen sink won't
get a loan.
more
program
bination of the democratic «rd
publican parties, and the
c f a gig an tj c s i us b f und .
ting over 950,000 votes and i n •
j n a three-cornered race hva iuJi*
over 100,000. The Socialist
the Communist parties made
gains where there
and
çreat
were no so-call
ed "radical" tickets in the field
Now, what does all this disclose?
It shows that the masse« had
abandoned the republican nar+ •
and t urned the democratic nart''
on hope in 1932. After tW vet *
0 f hope and disillusionment "
million did no t vote at j/ .
w b e(re there were some well ^
g an ized and active proeressiv*
parties in the field, the masse f
- c he workers and farmers votedV
lt and agains | thp de mo-rati
party . "*■
Elections Prove Shift
The spring elections prove bv
the vote for Sugar in Detroit K
t he elections in California and bv
the municipal elections in Wisron
sin and elsewhere that the sw ,W
i s still to th e left and awav from
bo th the republican and democrat^
part i es wbere there is anotbor
party with a bettfr souridi Dro
g,. am to vote for H
T , . . , _. .
L . 8 . J*. e ^ cte f Th *
G
. ° f Jf dnv '
f the left With
^ ^ 1°*^ tp •
? e . w Deal sinks - Fascism, the last
w""!
b ? y , re ' ar couds
hn^g for it while" the *****
na Hf d- Famm< :
a|S"?J*J °î
!v e U, „ t,° d , dea l ,, and
1Q Q ß t> GW ' -n , , °*
Roosevelt will be hated worse
, °. 0V f j n ' ' a j d dem *
ocrat ? stand *™ a repudiation such
38 Wl11 actually destroy that P ar '
w „ Q . w
. 1 &treet Wor ned
w iR f^e workers and farm
ers re tnm to the republican par
,^ 0 ', * F ^ le capitalist bi-party
machine is on the rocks.
What next, then? A new party
five
or
ever
The faith in the
masses
is spring up. Wall street, the
ploiters, know this. The txploit
ens are now preparing to either
defeat this surge or to control it,
an d it's not so easy to defeat,
That is the meaning of Huey
Long's "Share the Wealth" and
Father Coughlin's "League for
Social Justicé" fascist organiza
tions that ar e preparing to secure
control of this new mass party in
behalf of Wall street,
win with the people,
great question is: Can the
ox
so as to
Wall streeters, can the bankers
and bosses, through their hired ag
ents, accomplish this?
vanguard of the working class, if
the class conscious Workers can
help it.
Time will tell. But not if the
Large Stock of
Seed Is Ordered
BOZEMAN.—Farmers m Mon
tana drouth areas have ordered
close to a half million bushels oi
seed grain from stocks purchased
and held by the Agricultural Ad
justment Administration, it was
learned from Sam L. Sloan, exten
sion agronomist at Montana State
college, and chairman of the state
seed stocks committee.
The order figures, which repre
sent the tota I orders submitted by
Montana drouth county committee,
to the Minneapolis office of the
federal seed stocks committee,
show 265,847 bushel of
wheat, 36.718 bushels.
8,668 bushels of durum, 126.517
bushels of oats, 36.923 bushels of
Red barley, 1,024 bushels of malt
irg bar i ey , and 9,921 bushels of
marquis
of ceres,
flax.
| Montana's quota for all wheat
was 750,000 bushels; oats 200 000
bushels; barley 50 000 bushels and
I flax, 50,000 bushels
'_*
i LUTHERAN FREF rHIIRGH
j Westby Mont
Easter services'will b P held at
j the following churches Wil 21 :
i At Oslo 11 a m • at St John
2 p. m .; ât Scandia' 4 n m and
I at McElroy 8 p. m The Lord's
supper will 'be celebrated at these
services
j Dr. B*. M. Christensen of Minne
) apo li s w iU &pea k at the First Luth
j e ran church at Westby on Satur
; day, April 20, at 8 p m An of
f er ing for our schools will be laid
on thg altar>
Plana are now being made for
a celebration in Westby the 17th
0 f-May, the Norse national day.
A cbmplete program for that day
will ^ published later
G. Mellby, pastor.
Butte Workers
Win a Victory
BUTTE.—Five hundred FERA
workers marched on the county re
50llu
lief headquarters here in a
united front demonstration against
slashing of the relief budgets an
stopping of FERA jobs,
jamming the offices for two hours
that all
After
they 'wrung the promise
cuts would be restored at once.
called by
Protective
The demonstration was
the FERA Workers'
Union.

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