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The AAA Has Proven to be a Misfit, a Failure, and our Enemy
FARMERS everywhere are waking up to the real purpose of this act The AAA is coming up for a test at the May 25 vote on the extension of its life. The federal government brags through its mouth piece, Wallace, that the AAA has done wonders for the American farmers. There is a lot of talk about how it has cut down the wheat surplus and will restore pros perity. How it brought oack good times to the cotton planters of the south. And so on and so on. Let's look once more at this paragon of legislation. We will quote the Christian Century about what the AAA has done to the farmers in the south : Compared to present conditions among the share croppers in cotton," the editorial said, "slavery must have been like Eden." Further on it speaks of the horrifying human destruction brought on by the actual workings of the AAA cotton policy. That is what this magazine says about the AAA in the south. Let us now quote the Peoples Lobby of which John Dewey, professor of Columbia, is the head and whose farm marketing bill was introduced by Frazier of North Dakota: 'The AAA is a cruel and impractical scheme to compel consumers to pay tribute to speculators in farml ands, farm production and farm credit through higher prices for farm products." The National Weekly points out that a week it seemed necessary to bring 100,000 bushek Z * a S° tine oats to the Quaker Oats company in Ped* £ rgeR - Iowa. That is right into the heart of the J^f,. Rapl( k, There is the evidence. This is only a ' "n " try ' of the evidence that we have on hand. nau Part This proves that the AAA Needless to say the farmers got very little of any increase. inlustrial lords as the European peasants were serfs to the feudal landlords. That is their aim and they brag about it. They have no intention of stopping this insane de stroying of food. While food is being destroyed because of the "sur plus," the Progressive Miner in an article writes: "OF FICIAL REPORTS SHOW THAT 139 PERSONS STARVED TO DEATH IN NEW YORK CITY IN ONE YEAR." Thousands more died because of underfeeding. The Winnipeg Free Press, a Canadian paper, writes thi s: "C anadian farm exports to the United States are on the increase. The restrictive policies of the AAA. whatever their effects may be at home, are a boon to this country." Government reports have this nice bit of news: Argentine farmers are purchasing greater amounts of machinery and automobiles as a result of the opening of the American market to their products.' Argentine is a great cattle and wheat country. Evidently the intention is to close down American wheat growing and open the markets to other coun* tries. American working farmers are too poor to buy machinery and automobiles anyway, according to this bit of work. , TJ 16 Farm Holiday News declares that the people ate 40 per cent less pork this spring than due to the rise in prices to workers. In the meantime, the packers and grain speculators made profits hand over fist. The Methodist Federation of Social Service states that although a minority of wealthy farmers were aid by the AAA, whole areas of farmers were merely subsisting and the New Deal is leaving the farmers hold ing the bag. The New Deal with its AAA has brought only mis vn ^ armers and workers of the country. It has killed off the herds of farmers, it has begun a program that will eventually take every smaller farmer out of wheat raising. It has made thousands homeless in the south. It has driven the prices up to the consumer, making fat profits for the middlemen and lowering the living standards of workers. The administration of the AAA says this scheme must go on. It must go on until half of the American farmers are stuck on Patches to Perpetuate Permanent Poverty. It must continue until the farmers become serfs to the a year ago, .. . , , . crop destroying meant to eliminate certain crop surpluses but huge profits for the packers, * 1 corporations. Certainly we have no use for such a scheme Last year the^ dairy fanners in the east told W.L £tJcti^ P m the ' ake Whe " he the ft Last summer the Nebraska and Kansas beat back the com-hog plans of the AAA armeT8 This year thousands of farmers are going- t« . against the plans when they come out. AhWd„ Sioux Falls conference voted against the AAA Wheat farmers should vote " vote comes up on May 25. Nothing short of the complete repeal of Hip can be accepted. Passage of the relief bill, H.R. 3471, introduce • to congress by Burdick of North Dakotas w w ' should vote for. ' " nat was not gram speculators and d% 4 i u yy a a n0 when the «heat AAA in we tLsc rr V Sr CANADA INTERESTED IN Ü. S. BORDER PLANS WASHINGTON, May 1.—Canada asked that the state department furnish the full text of remarks made by Brigadier General Charles E. Kilbourne regarding the plans for air bases along the Canadian border. Kilbourne testified on the Wilcox bill to provide for seven major airdromes in the Uhited States and possessions, No. 7 to be placed near the Great Lakes. Kilbourne suggested building airdromes in the northeast and northwest in order to camouflage the purpose of these to use only expanded landing fields and commer cial fields along the Canadian border, would mean the same thing," Kubourne said, "but we do not want to accentuate anything that wolud look as though we contemplated passing away from the cen tury-old principle that the Canadian border needs no defense. It informed CjO\ enior liGHry Homer t licit he WES stcHld ing by Relief Administrator Hopkins and would not intervene in the Illinois relief situation. Three hundred thousand destitute fam ilies ate their last crusts of scan tv relief nies ate tneir last crusts oi scanty relief rations yesterday as Governor Homer car ned an appeal tor funds direct to Presi dent Roosevelt. But no, they must con tinue to starve because the stubborn Illinois legislature Will not break a deadlock on revenue bills, and the equally stubborn Har ry Hopkins will not give the state any funds until the state provides for its share of the relief funds y y ROOSEVELT WILL NOT INTERVENE CHICAGO, May 1.—Roosevelt THREE DIE FROM BOTULISM SPRINGER, N. M., April 29.— Botulism Doisoninc caused the death of To«*p T nnfnr poisoning caused me deatn ol Jose Lanlor, his son and daughter. Mrs. Lanfor was saved by a serum brought from Denver by airplane. TWO OTHER VICTIMS OF ROTI IT TSM vlVyiLnio Ui 1 nul ULloM SIDNEY, Aril 27,-Calvin, 9, and Ruth, 14, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Rasmussen of near Fairview, died from botulism poisoning that had contaminated home canned spinach. Two other children were apparently out of danger following a critical illness after eating the same food • ARMY'S AERIAL FORCE DEMONSTRATES FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April —In an army aerial demonstration, it was shown how uncomfortable man will be on the ground in case of another war. To simulate a gas attack, nine bombers swooped down a hundred feet above tne heads of Company K of the 117th infantry and enveloped them in a cloud of which in this case was a lime-water solu tion. 29. U. S. FLEET LEAVES PACIFIC CO AS! SAN PEDRO. Calif., April 29—The U S. navy fleet left here yesterday for the greatest war maneuvers ever undertaken m th 1 acif ic. The campaign was veiled in secrecy. ^One hundred seventy-seven war ships, 477 aircraft and more than 50,000 men and officers will take part in it. The maneuvers will extend from the Ateutian Islands in the north to the Phil ippines and Guam in the south. The maneuvers are conducted with the perspective of a war against aJpan, the naval problem consisting of one attacking Mid one defending section. The fleet will be occupied in its war maneuvers until June 10. ^ • fJ * » gas The attack was observed by officers from the roof of the fort hangar. They described the attack as successful, but the privates reported it "darned uncomfort able." - NEW TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR RECORD ESTABLISHED NEW YORK, April 30.—A new trans *.*•:' continental flight record was made by the T.WJA transport plane between Los Ange . les and New York. The time was 11 hours and 3 minutes, averaging 200 miles an • • hour. \i .I'.;. Pacific Coast Congress Against War and Fascism Moves to Block War Plans a Declares General a Strike Will Be Called If War Is Declared SAN FRANCISCO. April 29.— Proposals for a gigantic general strike should "imperialist war" be declared or a fascist dictatorship be attempted were considered to day by 405 delegates who attend ed the Pacific coast congress a gainst war and fascism. The conference adopted no reso lutions backing the project, but two committees reported enthusi astic approval of the plans re vealed by congress leaders. They proposed armed forces, factory and "white collar" workers should strike in event of war or fascism, Waldo McNutt, Nefw York, or ganiaer for the American League Against War and Fascism, told the group "the next war will be fought in the Pacific to defend Standard Oil company interests in China against the menace of Japanese expansion and against Japan's so called Monroe doctrine of Asia." answer to the war ®" .Z «ST' the ta t jL understand. Such a move on the part of the people who suffer through war will do a great deal more to pre vent war than any sort of bill that can be proposed. A short tim€ a *° Hu s h s * John * sou» in explaining the purpose of the McSwain bill, said that it is effective plan for industrial "an and man-power mobilization that will turn this country into the most P° werful engine of destruc tion the world has ever seen." . , , .. . . N York Nc " d ltie i^sees that the pacifist dressing of the bill shoU i dn » t worry them, the News says: "This foolish McSWain bill might worry you, except for the safe « « war ft,*«; ^Jin thee" pa£r rittiVwith which'we binding ! ourselves in peacetime will be snapped. These pacifist laws Will be suspended by whoever is presi dent at th® time > ° r abolished by laws railroaded through congress; * twenty-four^hours to meet the m emergency. That's proof enough. ! OUTLOOK (Last Veek's news) Mrs. Pete Kohler and Mrs. John Becker took in the show at Plen tywood Monday afternoon. Bill Tobin left for Washington Tuesday where he was called be cause of the illness of his mother. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Weiss motor ed to Plentywood on business last Wednesday. There are four sick ones at the present time in the Henry Madsen family, Walter with rheumatism, Mrs. Madsen with kidney trouble, Grandma Madsen and Doris ill with measles. Peter Norby from the Raymond countr y 311(1 -^.^on were in TKUU * 7 buy,n * Ralph Land of the Westland Oil company was in Outlook this week stocking up Mr. Noren who just recently came from Kenmare to 1011 the Westland filling station here - Among the interested spectators at the practice track meet Thurs day of last week were Mr. and Mrs. Pete Stewart of Plentywood. Mrs. L. Vaughn spent a few days of the past Veek at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gunderson. The Ladies' Catholic Altar So ciety cleaned their church this week, adding a few new improve ments here and there. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson were business callerg in Plentywood on Good Friday. Mrs. Roy Udy entertained a few of her friends a week ago Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Weiss took Carl, the genial helper at Deck's cafe, to Plentywodo for dental at I tention. Kate Jung has been helping Mrs. N. J. Nelson at her home while Mrs. Nelson has been busy with the Easter rush. (This week's news) married to Conrad Benson on ; Tuesday of this week. The couple Several frinds of Madalena Mel le gathered at her home Sunday afternoon to a miscellaneous show er in her honor. Miss Melle was will reside on the Kavon place at Raymond. Mists Melle is just re covering from an attack of meas les which she had while working at the Stambaugh home in Plenty wood. The German Lutheran Ladies Aid served lunch and had a mis cellaneous sale at the Radon place Saturday, April 27, while the track mee t took place in Outlook, Three Fawcett children and Ver fton Hanson arg additional recruits 0T1 the measles sick list, Little Doris Madsen was taken PlentyWood this week for med lcal attention at the hospital. Mrs. Sam Thompson returned thls wee k from a two weeks' trip *• Minot, N. D. Out °< «>8 first and second grade®, only five and eight chil dr ^n were left last Friday. The rast were ho U e with measles, Many of the high school children we J; e al A° _? ut . on tha * account, m/LhSc! nd Mr. and Mrs. Roy Olson of Plen *T*ood were liters in the Out 100 " country Sunday. At the track meet Which was | Saturday in Outlook, Outlook j nu " ,ber of P 011 ?^ tbe average for all games, with Plentywood second and Dooley third. Other contestants won : hi ?t points in many of the events. Mr - Mrs. C. Benson are glv a free weddin g dance at Out lo< ^ tll is coming Saturday. ® Lathes Aid ceived about $16 in their sale lact Saturday. ! Mr - Mr J Lux enter ; J* Ined Mr and Mrs. A. Hark at dl ^) er Sunday. . ® towns entertained a few fnends t o Sunday dinner. DAYLIGHT SAVING re TIME BEGAN SUN. Daylight savings time began at 2 o'clock Sunday morning in most of the eastern United States, a considerable part of the middle west, and in many parts of Can ada. Kodak Films Developed 8 prints and beautiful c oil pointed enlarge ment. Also valuable coupon 8x10 hand painted enlargement. Quick Service. - Guaranteed Work Clip this ad and mail With film to JANESVILLE FILM SERVICE Janesville, Wisconsin Individual attention to each picture 25 25c on •> FOLLOW THE CROWD TO HANK'S PLACE OLD STYLE LAGER — and — GREAT PALLS BEER Krebsbach and Marsh j | 1 USE GREAT LAKES AS PLANE BASES 1 WASHINGTON.—The navy bill providing more than a million and third a day for battleships for ' coming year will find opposi tion, promises Senator Gerald P. i j Nye of North Dakota. He says there are about 20 pro gressive senators, mainly from the west, who will fight the bill to build 24 new warships, 555 new airplanes and raise the navy man 3 i j power by 110,000 men. It calls for outlay of $460,000,000. Leaders in the senate, that is, the Roofeevelt forces, predict that the bill will pass the senate just easily as it passed the house, j Farmers from the- west hould their senators understand that i we have no use for huge layouts for the army or navy, and that ! the money spent on the ships and armored tanks should be used to pay the soldiers' bonus. ■ John Zom Is Executed at Miles City April 24 MILES CITY, April 24.—John Henry Zom, 26, paid with his life on the gallows here this morning for the robbery-slaying last Aug ust of Lester C. Jones, an indus trial school worker, Who surprised Zom in the act of robbing the school safe. Another case of a youth to Whom the system refused the char.ee to go to work and live the normal life of a person who has what he needs. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY DR. W. D. ROY Dentist Phone 119 Plentywood HOWARD M. LEWIS LAWYER . A. C ERICKSON Attomey-*t-Law Practice in all Courts Montana ■ I Plentywood Johnson THE Abstractman SHERIDAN COUNTY ABSTRACT COMPANY Only the Best AbetracU of Title Plentywood. Montana I V Genuine Original CHIPPEWA WORK SHOES - BOOTS Honestly made of real leather and will not fall apart during wet weather. Compare! $2.95 and $3.95 Plenywood Clothing Store "Stor* for Men" NOTICE! The sever.th and eighth grade ; state examinations will be given on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16. These examinations wiU be conducted at the following 1 places: PlertySvood, Medicine Lake, Redstone, Antelope, Outlook, West b V» Comertown, Doleoy, Raymond,, Dagmar, Homestead and Reserve. The following schedule will be followed: Wednesday, May 17—9:00 Civ ics, 10:00 History, 1:00 Grammar, ^ ^ mg ' . nn . .. Thursday, May 9-00 Anth metic, 11:00 Spelling, 1:00 Agn culture (8th), Hygiene (7th); 2:30; Art (8th), Geography (7th); 3:30* Music (8th). The seventh grade subjects will - . _ , , Thursday afternoon. 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The completion of the construction of the large metallurgical plants and the strict technical control, as well as the exact ful fillment of all conditions of chemical alysis, make Soviet pig iron most reliable in the foreign trading field. an CHIANG KAI-SHEK LEAVES FRONT SHANGHAI, April 25.—Faced with se vere defeat at the hands of the Red Army \of China in thre provinces (Kweichow, Szechuan anl now Yunnan) Chiang Kai Shek is on the border of physical collopse, suffering a severe "nervous breakdown," and is in serious condition which may force him to withdraw from actual leadership of the Kuomintang armes. The three large provinces are almost wholly in the hands of the Red Army of China. The army advances slowly distri buting leaflets, organizing Soviets, form ing new detachments of the Red Army and arousing the masses to revolutionary strug gles against Kuomintang imperialist-land lord-capitalist rule as they move forward. BRITISH TROOPS TRY TO OCCUPY WESTERN CHINA SHANGHAI, April 26,—It is reported in the Chinese press that British troops are trying to occupy the extreme western part of the province of Yunnan. The reason for this is to conquer rich silver mines and to build roads and railroads leading from Burma to Yunnan. They are being met with great resistance. In a two-day battle many villages were destroyed, the British troops using artillery and machine guns. GERMANY PLANS TO BUILD BIG NAVY LONDON, April 29.—Germany broke the naval restrictions of the Versailles treaty, announcing she intends to build a submarine fleet more than one-third as large as Britain's, and made up of any type of vessel she finds most efficient. Germany not only announced to Britain her claim to a big fleet, but also insisted that any limit to it on which she may ar gree must be based on "global" tonnage. RUSSIA AND FRANCE TO BE ALLIES PARIS, April 27.—Russia and France formed a mutual assistance pact which was expected to be signed today. They pledge their military assistance in case either is attacked. It is designed to strengthen the secur ity of the two nations from an invasion by Hitler. AIRPLANES COLLIDE CALCUTTA, India, April 29 .—Two air planes collided over Dumdum airdrome and crashed to the ground. Four persons were killed. ROUMANIA DEFENSE SCHEME BUCHAREST, Roumania, April 30 .—A vast national defense plan designed ^ make Roumania the strongest military power in southwestern Europe and w Balkans was approved yesterday at a coun cil session presided over by King Carol BRITAINS CASH IN ON SILVER PRICES LONDON, April 29.— Everything troo crucifixes and trinkets to massive siN®* sailing ship models were sold to dealers be melted as the Britons tried to cash > on the present high prices of silver. FRANCE STRENGTHENS HER AIR FORCE „ PARIS, May 1.—In view of Germany rearmament in the air, France is w new recruits to fill the vacancies va3 strengthen her air force generally. 1 reported yesterday. . . The French government iê als° up wheat and storing it away m emergency.