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THE PRODUCERS NEWS
Published Phiday *f each week at Plentywood, Montana, by
The Peoples Publishing Company, lue.
Entered u Second Chau Matter. October. 18, 1918, at the
Pont Office at Plentywood, Montana. Under the Act of March
9. 1879.
OUR PROGRAM
1. No evictions, no foreclosures.
9. Pawage 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.
S. Passage of Farmers Emergency Relief Bill (H. R. 3471)

Subscription Rates: Per yea it, $2; six months, $1; three months
60 cents. Foreign per year, $2.50; six months. $1.26; three
months, 69 cents.
.. in nriv rpwsmner
it deserves space l y pape .
There are four newspapers in the county. Only one, only
the Producers News had space for the account. None of the
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other three * newspapers had a word to say about It. Many
people will find that strange because after all, it does not
bannen every day that the sheriff hires a small army of
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deputies for five dollars apiece to sieze the property of
farmer. It is news for any county paper and this news be
particularly significant when the sheriff's job, in spite
Advertising Rates furnished upon application.
ALFRED F. MILLER, Editor
EJNAR DUUS, Associate Editor
HANS RASMUSSEN, Business Manager
Friday, July 5, 1935
Their Silence Speaks Volumes
The fact that a group of farmers stood together on June
22 and prevented the sheriff from "cleaning up" on a neigh
bor and seize his machinery while he was not even on the
place, is certainly of interest to all farmers in Sheridan
county. What happened at the Heiberg farm on that day
act of farmers* solidarity and as such the story of
was an
comes
of his deputies, is frustrated. In a county with an over
whelming agricultural population, no newspaper, one would
think, could afford to pass by such a story.
But in Sheridan county they can—and still claim to be
newspapers. This is really a typical example that shows that
certain newspapers only print what is of benefit to their
interests and to the interests of the masters they serve.
This time there cannot even be the excuse that the
papers did not know what happened in the Dagmar country
that Saturday. The Plentywood Herald had its acting
editor, Mr. Bill Hagen, right on the spot. He apparently
on
was informed by the sheriff's forces. He went down there
in a car with the deputies.
We are quite sure that if the sheriff had succeeded in
his job Mr. Hagen would have printed the story. And if the
deputies had been successful in provoking trouble there is
no doubt that the Herald editor would have gleefully printed
a streamer across the front page, something in the order of
Reds Start Riot at Dagmar Farm.
We take it, of course, that Mr. Hagen was not one of the
deputies, which means that he went down there to get the
story. Unfortunately for Mr. Hagen and for the sheriff
the story does not turn out as they hoped. Naturally the
Herald prints nothing.
Farmers protect machinery of their neighbors while he
is away from farm. This story is not so hot for a paper of the
Herald's character. Even if the word is not mentioned every
body is forced to see that the main point of the story is
SOLIDARITY, the solidarity of poor farmers who protect
a member of their class against the attack of a machine com
pany and sheriff. That farmers once again put into action
the slogan "Wife and Children Have the First Mortgage"
and "Human rights come Before Property Rights", such a
story is, of course, not in the interest of the machine com
ptnies, of the bankers and insurance companies etc. On the
contrary, it is counter to their interest. Therefore, silence
is the order. And the Plentywood Herald does not print a
word.
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It was also not quite possible for the Herald to print
some of the statements made by the sheriff during this af
fair. They were not exactly news but still they are quite
characteristic and may give quite a few people something to
think about. It is quite comprehensible that when the sheriff
says: "I will as soon have a showdown with these farmers
now as any time," and "I don't see why Heiberg or anybody
else shouldn't be cleaned up on," and "There are a lot of
fellows here I want to get even with" that this is some
thing the Herald cannot print. After all nobody expects them
to expose one of their own clique.
This is, of course, only one single incident of the pro
paganda of silence. But it is typical because it shows the
class nature of newspapers. The paper that is run in the in
terest of Big Business will not print any story that would
compliment farmers on their solidarity action no matter
how important the story and how great the news value.
The paper for farmers and workers is the paper of
their class, the Producers News! It is loyal to the interests
of the working class. Read it. Subscribe for it!
"We. Are Sorry, But
No More Work"
In his letter to the Helena office of May 22, 1935 prin
ted in our last issue, Gonius Laursen ask this question :
the local office is unable to find enough work for a case,
to work out his full work budget, is he then paid the balance
of his work budget in cash, or does he only get as much as
his straight relief budget amounts to? If the latter is cor
rect, then any case can be laid off whenever he has worked to
the amount of his straight relief budget, with the
that there is no more work.
If
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excuse
TiUS question was nicely evaded by the state relief
office and the reason is obvious, because the conclusion
Laursen drawsi is exactly the tactics used at the local
lief office here and in other counties.
Before a person is put on a work budget he is told what
a nne thing that is. He can make much more than the
amount he receives on a straight budget etc. The way thev
talk you would almost believe that you are actually going
to make some money. But it doesn't work out that way.
.. WJ? 6 ? a person has worked to the amount of his straight
relief budget, he is politely (stress on politely) told
are sorry but there is no more work for you this month
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Coffee an i
And Mussolini suffers a black eye
after being thrown from horse
Wonder how the Steed acquitted
itself before the firing squad?
And the only reason why print
ijf P ut °n some newspapers is to
Keep the paper from looking
bare.
And "We do not believe the
mass of the people have forgotten
or can forget what Roosevelt has
rtone and is doing for all of us in
tne most strenous economic crisis
this country has ever known
îï e îî e ' w Yark NeWs - Y «u bet
y 16 Ne*w York News. You
haven't forgotten and
forget neither!
And the following notice was
;<°. und in an Arkansas weekly:
Anyone found near my chicken
house at night will be found there
next morning."
And
so
says
we
bet we
we won't
Mr. ad Mrs. Axel Markuson and
son Keith of Plentywood were
callers at the Melvin Everson
home last Sunday.
Among the North Raymond
1 pe °P le shopping in Plentywood
last Saturday was Mr. and Mrs
| Charlie Lai ter, Mr. and Mrs. Ber
1 " ard v j> ld . Mr. and Mrs CarlHov
d f^ and son Orheck, and Mr, Adol
p h Hovdey.
Pearl Larter spent last week end
W1 ^ h Adel ^ e Evenson.
Oibeck Hovdey took his brother
Carman back to Fort peck Tueg _,
day last week Where Carmen is
a^comp^ieTthem* 1 MrS ' Hovdey
Alfred Stadst made a deal for
a . 0 n Ueere Tractor last week,
im bymes hauled it out for him.
era Brown spent a few days
Visitmg at C. N. McCoy last week,
ickey McCoy and Ruby Brown
called at the Evenson home last
week on Tuesday.
on t forget the U. T. L. meet
Tif ^ en Y<dd>s nex f w eek en
nursday July 11th. Everybody
turn out. Let us make this a real
meeting.
a note from Washington
says that_a new seanlane flew 200
i miles on eight gallons of gas.
i +v° St IT oplp caT,,t PTt exited about
j that.. The New Dealers hsve been
j running on les than that for more
j than two years.
NORTH RAYMOND
Committee Repudiates Bills!
Of N. D. Cancellation League
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A set of three bills, covering the
taxing of mortgages to be initiat
ed by the voters of North Dakota,
is being pushed by Charles Taylor
and Ashbel Ingerson. The commit
tee whose names appear in support
of these bills, were given a rather
vague idea in advance of their con
tents. The committee had
met or discussed these bills toge
ther. Therefore Pat Barrett whose
name headed the list of signrs and
might be construed as chairman
called a meeting of all the mem
bers of this committee. He appoin
ted Jasper Haaland of Grandin,
North Dakota to serve in his place,
since he could not leave the hos
pital. The meeting was held in the
Grand Hotel, Minot North Dakota
and was attended by four of the
eight committee members as fol
lows: Jasper Haaland proxying
for Pat Barrett, Gearge Varnum,
Aslaak Haugo, and Loui Negaard.
Ashbel Ingersen and Charles
Taylor were notified concerning
the meeting with the expectation
that they would 'welcome the op
portunity to discuss these bills for
which they were responsible. In
stead of welcoming this meeting,
Ingersen sent telegrams to
mittee members telling them that
the meeting had been cancelled.
Ingersen and Taylor by resorting
to these underhanded means, hop
ing thereby to prevent the commit
tee membrs from getting together
to discuss these matters must be
prompted by other motives than
the interests of the workers and
farmers. Ashbel Ingersen and
Charles Taylor are hoping to
these bills as a means of promot
ing a new organization which
they hope they can dominate.
The members of the committee
who "were present at the meeting
took the action indicated in the
closed statement which was to
pudiate all of these bills. The com
mittee felt that it would be ad
visable to draw up certain Bills
clearly and simply drafted that
there can be no question as to
their effect upon the majority of
small farmers of North Dakota.
On the following day, Monday
the 17th, a meeting of the North
Dakota State Committee elected
by the Sioux Falls Conference was
held at Fessenden. The following
members of the committee
present :
George Ross of Garrison, Sam Ka
baruk of Max, Arvo Husa of Bei
den, John G. Walz of Fessenden,
Oliver Rosenberg of New Rock
ford, and Jasper Haaland acting
for Pat Barrett of Sanish. The
only absent member was Effie
Kjorstad of Williston. Lem Harris,
Secretary of the Farmers National
Com mitte for action attended in
place of Clarence Walstad, Region
el Secretary of the united front
committee elected at Sioux Palls.
This committe also discussed the
initiative bills sponsored by Inger
sen and Taylor, and agreed that
never
com
use
en
re
so
were
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i An Associated Press dispatch in
I tbe Great Falls Tribune dated at
! Washington, Jure 30 states, "John
I L. Lewis, president of the United
^ ne Workers, tonight called off
the soft coal strike set for tomor "
row n ^ht at request of President'
Roo?e velt."
Lewis and Duncan Kennedy,
spokesmen for the Appalachian
j producers had a long conference
i with secretary of Labor, Miss Per
kins where they agreed to continue
the present agremnt for anothr 30
days<
'Mr. Lewis and Mr. Kennedy,
who represent the operators in the
conference, have been talking
things over with me this afternoon
and again this eveming'."
Lewis who is president of the
United Mine Workers according to
I Miss Perkins' statement really re
j presents the operators and has
j again sold out the minors interest
i to thei operators giving the latter
j yet more time to organize their
I strikebreaking tactics.
Their fathers are in prison
for fighting against exploit
ers of the working class. Do
n't let their children suffer!
LEWIS REPRESENTS.
OPERATORS SAYS
FRANCIS PEKINS
After the conference the dispatch
further states, "Miss Perkins told
they should not be circulated. The
committee discussed very careful
ly the isues which should be initi
ated and appointed a sub-commit
tee to draft such measures and sub
mit them to the various farmers'
meetings to be held in the immed
iate future. A whole campaign was
outlined for using the initiative
a means of bringing before the pe
ople of North Dakota the most im
portant issues facing the poorest
farmers and wage-workers.
Sent in by Jasper Haaland and
Lem Harris.
as
STATEMENT
We
the undersigned whose
names appear on initiative peti
tions covering taxing of mortgag
es, cancellation of certain taxes,
and exempting certain properties
from taxation, hereby
announce
our withdrawal from the Com
mittee.
Our withdrawal is because we
believe that the effect of these Pe
titions if enaetd into law will be
quite different from their
nounoed purpose. We heartily fa
vor the taxing of mortgage hold
ers, the exempting from taxation
of -small farmers and home
an
owners
and the cancellation of back taxes
of small farmers and home owners.
After studying these bills, we be
lieve that the above purposes will
not be served. We are certain that
really effective bills can be drawn
np for Initiative action which with
out any doubt will serve the inter
ests of not only small farm and
home owners, but also the inter
ests of the renters and the work
ers, employed and unemployed. It's
a most serious weakness of the
above referred to Bills that they
ignore the interests of the major
ity of the most hard pressed popu
lation, to wit, the renting farmers
and workers who
are not home
owners.
We understand that these bills
are being used by Charles E. Tay
lor and Ashbel Ingersen to
Tnot© a new organization which
they call, the Workers and Farm
ers Cancellation League. We are
°pposed to special new organiza
tions which can only further di
vide the ranks of farmers and
workers, and weaken the existing
organizations such as the Holidav
Association.
In withdrawing from this com
mittee which has no mass backing,
we hereby state that we intend to
urge the. different xisting mass
organizations to agre npon some
real initiative bills which without
any doubt meet our immediate
and build the unity of all
working farmers and wage Work
ers.
l>ro
(Signed)
Pat J. Barrett
Aslaak Hango
George N. Varnum
Loui Negaard
Prank Witty
NBWS
The Anatomy of Propaganda
Editor's Note: In the following article Lowndes Maury, a
prominent Butte attorney, briefly analyses the many dif
ferent company controlled influences that make public opin
ion in Montana today. What is true for Montana is also
true for other states and in fact for every capitalist country
in the worin.
In many respects we agree with Mr. Maury's state
ments, in many others we disagree. The chief criticism we
have to offer is that Lowndes Maury does not in any way
concretely point out in his article how the vicious, lying
propaganda of the 'absentee landlords,' of the Montana
Hearsts can be successfully met by the working people. He
By Lowndes Maury
does not emphasize strongly enough that these
landlords who control the press, pulpit, universit J** nl) *
the professions are organized in perfect and no^rf ,
ganizations. From this he would have to conclude th *
powerful organizations of workers and farmers will bl v
to combat and finally overcome the influence of
ness upon the minds of the people. 1R ^
We welcome Mr. Maury's article
and
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button to our columns and we hope that it will help
vince our readers of the fact that strong and militant
mg class organizations are needed to counteract and f
smash the organizations of the bloodsuckers and Jt 1v
I t can be done! Para«!«.
rantii
to
con.
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(Continued from last week)
DINNER CLUB PROPAGANDA
A few day ago in headlines ap
peared the marvelous news that a
young lawyer had addressed the
Kiwar.is, or the Exhangites or the
Kotarians, I forgot which, on the
wonderful work the railroads had
done in the building of the west.
Well the West built the rail
roads. An area in Montana larg
er than the State of West Virgirüa
was donated to a bunch of bucca- !
neers calling themselves the Nor- j
them Pacific Railroad,
The young man used familiar
language without intimating that
the thought V as not equally orig- j
inal with both authors of it, know
mg well that great minds fre
| quently run in the same rut. Mr.
Gladstone said 70 years ago, "that
the railroads were the greatest
civilizirg agency the world has
ever known." The young speaker's
father has had a railroad retainer
from the Oregon Short Line for 20
or more years.
The railroad work bruited by the
dlTler club societies is a blind. Ihe
sickening advertisements bettng run
The finest scheme ever invented
hy cute corporation lawyers for
i fleecing the public was the plan
°f having utilities holding corn
, Ponies. Jesse James was a public
I benefactor compared to the hold
| ,n §T company crowd.
! f personally know many people
j who were swindled into buying
| stock in holding companies with
their life's savings at prices as
j high as 80 dollars the share. The
! same stocks are selling now for 4
I or 5 dollars and with a drooping
j tendency. These same dupes
persuaded by the very one? who
j swindled them to flood the Presi
dent and Senate and House with
j petitions to allow the same sSvind
! lers to get their shirts after they
had gotten their coats.
Not 1|6000 part of the stock in
in the newspapers are a prelude to
move or another in further
railroad domination of Montana or
the entire northwest. After all this
rattle of the dinner plates, the
farmers can expect higher freight
raise or the railroad men can look
for a cut in- wages.
STOCKHOLDER PROPAGANDA
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Forraer Asst. Sec. of Commerce Ewing Y. Mitchell (left) got
a cold shoulder from the boys in Washington when he tried
them of graft in the Commerce Department. Senator
White of Maine (center) and Senator Copeland of New York
listened patiently and did nothing as Mitchell told of exces
sive grants to big bosses of shipping industry. "Profits must
be preserved," politicals told him.
LIST OF GRADUATES
FROM EIGHT GRADE
IN SHERIDAN COUNTY
Vivian Akre, Lloyd Anderson,
Edna Bantz, George Bantz, Glen
Bantz, Karen Bertlesen, James
Blackmore, Cleone Bolstad, Ing
wold Brekke, Vivian Brightsman,
Katherine Campbell, Floyd Carl
son,. Lanora Christensen, Sigrid
Christensen, Florence Cybulski,
Harley Damm, Robert Dahl, Char
les Dahl, Blanche Danielson, Eve
lyn Deubner, Pete Engel, Joseph
Ereth, Eugene Evenson, Robert
Eidsness, Ruth Erickson, Olga
Flakne, Myrtle Fransen, Harvey
French, Corlton Foss, Robert Fri
Mae Granbois, Melvin
Grantham, Donald Gray, Leonard
Grayson, Arthur Gunderson, Vem
Guenther, Ada Hagen, Bryce Han
cock, Eleanor Hansen, Uuella Han
sen, David Harshbarger, Jare Har
shbarger, Joseph Harshbarger,
Muriel Hass, Eldon Henke, Kath
erine Heppner, Walter Hess, Edith
Hellem, Harold Holland, Leonard
Holmen, Beryle Hovdey, Joseph
Hoven, Grace Ibsen, James John
son, June Johnson, Ellen Jensen,
Karen Jorgenson, Matilda Kämpen,
Elmer Knudson, Evelyn Knudtson,
Donna Kazeck, Cecil Kittilson, Ka
therine Kohler, Gurlie Lagerquist,
Leonard Lindbloom, Leo LodahJ,
Lillian Lodahl, Lei and Lossing,
Duane Lutnes, Cynthia Martini,
edrich,
railroads that milk us, or in the
Anaconda Co., or IjlOOO part in
the Montana Power, Montana Dak
ota Power or any large Natural
Gas Company is owned by Mon
tana people. Not one in 100,000
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Telephone and
Tele f iapb belongs to Montana
peopl ! but these mfiritismal hold
f r * f ° r tb « absen 1 t f la ; d '
lords as loud as they would cry for
pollce lf . a Rapper Were rurinin P
away Wlth their cluld '
PROPAGANDA OF SILENCE
. Stran ? as * ma V se * m . the f
ls a m '^hty, Irving force in the
P ro ?aganda of silence or suppres
slon of news * A man must reaa
somethln S everyday and also a cer
tain aniount is enough. The daily
paper is mcst bandy. After it is
P e ™ ?ed are dor -e for the day.
From this press we get almost
no news - R news is so stupendous
as to c ° ni P el entrance it is hidden
m type like the Pope s great
^cyclical was some months ago in
tne ^ dard -
SILENCE ABOUT U.S.S.R.
No daily paper has mentioned
that the Soviet Union has about
reached the gross! annual produc
tion of wealth of the United
States and that next year it will
exceed ours by 15 biliion dollars,
puutting us industrially in the
backward ration class. One Will
never learn from the Post or Ga
zette that Russia is now the second
largest producer of gold, has taken
from us the European market in
steel, will in the next sixty days
absorb the European Market for
refined aluminum, that the dam
on the Dnieper river is the world's
largest unit of hydro-electric po
wer, or that it was built by High
Cooper, once a Montana Engineer
at Helena .
Silent propaganda works closer
heme also. Has anyone seen in the
daily press any mention that one
million four hundred thousand
paupers in Illinois were cut off re
lief? Or that the relief in New
York city is costing eighteen mil
lion dollars the month and the city
faces bankruptcy?
NO NEWS ON SCOTTSBORO
The daily press of Butte realiz
ing that the race question in the
Clair Mathiason, Jackie McGowan,
enneth McLaughlin, Thomas Melle,
Gustav Metvedt, Howard Miller,
William Miller, Vivian Moe, Wal
do Morstad, Ina Nelson, Bernhardt
Nielsen Paul Norgaard, James Ol
son, George Ottenbreit^Fohnny Ot
tenbreit, Ida Parent, Barbara Par
part, Iona Peterson, Albert Ras
mussen, Walter Richardson, Fred
Richardson, Kenneth Richwine,
Frances Reuter, Philip Reuter,
Edith Schlag, Luella Schultz, Le
ona Schultz, Frank Scmmidt, Hel
en Schmidt, Anna Louise Sebastian
Katherine Sebastian, Peter Sigga
ard, Gladys Snellman, June Stew
art, Muriel Stewart, Palmer Sor
enson, Lillian Strand, Viola Stoen,
Peter Sorenson, Dorothy Sundsted,
Herbert Strandskov, Hazel Swartz,
Howard Tefre, Arthur Torgerson.
VIRGINIA FARMERS
JOIN IN FQ
JOIIN 1IN S1 R1K.ES
SWEEPING NATION
Farmers of Virginia's eastern
shore are striking to raise the
price of potatoes from $1,25 to $2
per barrel. The roads are being
picketed to prevent shipment of
potatos.
They have named a five-man
council 'with absolute power
all potatoes dug, stored or ready
for shipment.
over
South is really a fight between
capital and labor failed to publish
the decision by the Supreme Court
in the Scotsboro Negro Case for
four days after it was rendered,
and then only by a small inside
paragraph.
PROPAGANDA OF THE
UNIVERSITIES
Under the head of silent propa
ganda should be treated the at
mosphere of our Universities. For
many years the Dean of the Law
School at Missoula was also State
Division Counsel of the Milwau
kee Railroad. How could he help
but teach what he himself stud
ied? All the unjust deferces of
railroads allowed by excorporation
laîwyers when put on the bench.
Twenty two years ago I sugges
ted to the City Council of Butte
that the only way to get the city
out of debt was to pass an ordi
nance placing a Metal Mines tax
on the lift ores in the city limits.
The idea kept spreading untill it
is now a state law.
PROF. BOUNCED
The man Who spread the idea
more than anyone else, was a
young professor, Levine, who pub
lished an essay on such taxes. He
was immediately bounced out of
his chair by the State Board of Ed
ucation, appointed by Governors,
elected by the Companies. Strange
to relate, the only professor who
ever brought a dollar to the Uni
versity was turned out in disgrace
for trying to do so. The Metal
Mines tax is now
a prime source
of revenue for the University of
Montana. Levine is the only man
ever theire who by financially bene
fitting the institution should have
a monument.
Since his fate was decreed by
the poVvers that be, no teacher
dares think out loud at the Uni
versity of Montana. If anyone
thinks Butte is corporation ridden
let him look at the record of
last state senator and nine out of
ten of our legislators (all except
Goodwin) and then examine the
record of the Missoula men in the
Legislature last winter.
our
A. C. M. RUNS U
The company propaganda runs
the University, the University
Holiday Demand Bushel for
Bushel Settlement of Loans
St. Paul, Minn. — A call for*
farmers to pay no more than bu
shel for bushel on the seed loans
owed the government was the out
standing result of the meeting of
some 52 Holiday leaders who met
in the state capiaol here on June
20. On the question of feed loans
the meting endorsed the plan of
refusing to pay anything until
cost of production were paid. The
AAA procesing taxes were con
demned as opposed to the inter
ests of the farmers.
The majority 0 f these at the
meeting were members of the
Minnesota Holiday with few pre
sent from Iowa, North Dakota, and
Wisconsin.
In the forenoon Jasper Haaland,
member of the Traill county, Nor
th Dakota Holiday, and a member
°f the Farmers National Com
mittee for action, presented John
Bosch, Minnesota Holiday presi
dent, with a letter of introduction
from Lem Harris, secretary of the
Farmers National Committee for
action. Harris asked that Haaland
be admitted to the meting as the
"official representative of the
many organizations affiliated with
the Farmers National Comm'ttee
for Action."
Unity is Power
wrote Harris in the
letter of introduction, "that in any
campaign or program for genuine
farm relief for the small farmers
of this country the support of our
affiliated organization«« would add
strength to that of any single
ganization."
Bosch read the letter without
anounoed, after a few minutes
comment and returned it. The
meeting opened after lunch. Bosch
had elapsed, that there was a
member of the United Farmers
League present, who had a letter
from Lem Harris. He added that
Ins'
I am sure
or
experience with Harris had
been unfortunate. Bosch asked
whether Haaland should be seated,
i Haaland explained that the
I United Farmers League had been
! merged with the Holidav in North
; P ak .<* a to build one united organ
Nation that would defend the in
terests of the working fanners.
pointed out also that the
Farmers National Committee had
ben born in the struggle of the
farmers at the Washington farm
ers' conference in 1932. He also
explained! the Chicago conference.
Mortiom To Seat Haaland
A motion was made that Haa
land be seated and given voice in
the proceedings. Bosch again took
up the question of whether Haa
land should be seated. Haaland
then explained the united front
makes public opinion i n Missouk
and adjoining counties (inchmir
Junes.) Scott Nearing was >
med out of his chair at Per,JS
vama University. Thorstein vS
was canned from the Chicago Ur!
versity faculty, "and only
Granville Hicks was fired from £
faculty of Rensselaer." (Ed.) v
higher tribute can be awarded*
courage and intelligece than to b
dnven from the corps of some
versities.
to
Has anyone road in a Montan, ■
paper that the U. S. Suprem* I
Court last week knocked 0 ut a nil I
ing of the Maryland Utilities Com" I
mission which would ,hav
the people of Maryland 32 milli^
dollars the year in telephone tolls?
The talk, in Congress about de> ■
f troying the power of the U. S "
Supreme Court to declare
_ acts of
C ongress invalid is raising a coun
ter propaganda of silence aboat
unpopular decisions of the Su
preme Court.
WITCHES DANCE OF
PROPAGANDISTS
In Geothe's Faust, that immortal
play built around the theme of the
old professor who mortgaged his
soul to the Devil for a few days
of criminal youthful pleasure, the
Witches dance on Walpurgis night
At the biennial sessions of the
legislature all the postmasters of
propaganda for the absentee land
lords surround the peoples repre
rentitives with a sixty night wit
ches dance. Papa Gunn of the Nor
thern Pacific honks,
goose-call to see how
tors and representatives will heed
his quacking, desert the ranks of
Peoples, protectors and join in with
their enemies. Pop Gunn and other
lieuteants welcome those choosin*
political suicide and entertain then
for ■ sixty nights. Thereafter in
Montana politics the Devil claims
them for his. own.
The Greatest Propaganda ever
spread in Montana is the recent
publishing by the
weeklies, in their home counties, of I
the names of such as are fossil ■
forms of a dead era, or mortgage I
their souls to the Devil.
hij wooden
many seca
progressif
character_of the Farmers National
Committee for Action still further.
Someone- seconded the motion
that Haaland be seated and it car
ried without opposition.
After Haaland had finally been
seate< the first question that came
up was the question of feed and
seed loans. There was definite sen
timent for cancellation of all these
loans.
In the course of a lively discus
sion Haaland pointed out that the
farmers for a number of years had
been donating not only their time
and work but part of the reserve
as well, and in many cases all of
it, toward feeding the people of
this nation. "The hazard of put
ting in a crop must be taken by
some one," said Haaland. "This
food must be produced or man will
disappear from the earth. The»
things being true it is also true
that these so-called feed and
loans are in fact not loans hut
payment of a bill owed to the
farmers and consequently there i*
no ethical or other reason why
they should he paid."
Adopt Resolutions
Later the resolutions committee
apointed by Bosch, reported it*
recommendations for bushel fuj
bushel repayment of the seed
loans, payment of feed loan? only
when the farmers got "cost-of-P^j
duction," and denouncing the AAA
processing taxes. The motion*
Were adopted.
COMPULSORY LABOR
SERVICE TO START
SOON IN GERMAN»
BERLIN, June 28. —Deep in<Wj
nation and fear 'were widespr®*"
today as a result of the moTe n( j
conscript 200,000 young men
women by the end of the t yea ^-.
compulsory "labor service'
without wages, preliminary to
training in the army. ■
Decreed yesterday by the
will w
half d
"cabinet," conscription
gun October 1, when one
the military class of 1915 j
port. The horror of this
sory labor rervice was ^ ^
With the realization that
would be recruited into the
as well as men
The announcement of |(jt
mentation was passed as
act of th« cabinet members £
they left for vacations.

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