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PARIS, Sep.t 25.—(UP)—No matter who
wins the Italo-Ethiopian imbroglio, the ev
entual gainers will be armaments manufac
turers, a United Press survey showed to
Europe will make heavy increases of land
armaments as result of the present
scare and spurt will extend to naval build
ing, particularly by Great Britain.
PARIS, Sept. 26.— (AP)—Reports of dis
sension within Premier Mussolini's cabinet
over the Ethiopian campaign were pub
lished by the leftist press today.
These newspapers speculated as to the
possibility of a revolt in Italy and hinted
that England
friendly government in power in Italy.
would like to see a more
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 28—(UP)-A. W.
Veraart, Dutch scientist who has claimed
to have produced rain on numerous occa
sions, announced early today that he in
tends to submit a plan to tile League of
Nations to eliminate all possibility of war
between Italy and Ethiopia. Veraart said
he would proposed continuous rain-making
on a laige scale in Ethiopia, thus making
it impossible for any Italian troops to ad
vance into the East African kingdom
s *
er-.,. vnntr 0 A
NhM YORK, Sept. 28. — (UP) — The
will of Prince Alexis Mdivani, filed today for
probate, divided an estate estimated be
tween ^1 OOO OOO and non nnn u •*
xween $ 1 , 000,000 and $ 0 ,000,000 between
nis brothers, sisters and his ex-wife, the
former Barbara Hutton. The prince, killed
in an automobile accident in Spain, describ
ed himself in the will
republic of Georgia.
00 « ^
as a citizen of the
ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 30.—(AP)—Em
peror Haile Selassie tonight awaited only
signal from his League of Nations
to start the drumbeats that will call ap
proximately two million eager warriors to
He made intensive preparations for this
general mobilization—to start at the first
news the league has failed to stave off
Italian attack.
MOFFAT, Scotland, Sept. 30.—(AP)_
Dismembered parts of two bodies, believed
to be those of a man and a woman, fur
nished Scottish police with the most sen
sational mystery of recent years today.
f The human remains were found scattered
in a rocky ravine 80 feet below a highway.
They included two mutilated heads, two
feet, a forearm, a hand and a few bones.
The flesh was so mutilated that physi
cians were not able to ascertain the
of the victims.
BUCHAREST, Rumania, Sept. 27—(AP)
-—•Police at Jasi announced today they had
cleared up one of the most fantastic mur
♦u** ^ ses history of Rumania with
the discovery of the bodies of 21
a confession from
that he killed them.
Authorities said the youth committed the
crime at the behest of a 17-year-old girl
helped to bury them
under the floors of several isolated houses
and m a woods.
men and
an unemployed youth
MOSCOW.—A sharp increase in Soviet
retai! trade has taken place, the turnover
annua I
x over
fulfilled during the first half of the year
The planned annual increase of 31 per cent
over last year and 61.2 per cent over 1933
has been exceeded. Large urban depart
ment stores will meet the coming autumn
and winter seasons with larger stocks of
goods than in past years. Consumers are
increasing their purchases, not only because
of the growth in purchasing power, but also
because the quality and assortment of
products show marked improvement.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Sept. 28.—(UP)
—Squadrons of British troops and heavy
reinforcements of bombing planes
riving daily at Alexandria.
Five hundred troops arrived today. A
squadron of big flying boats arrived at
Aboukir, after flying across Europe. More
ai e expected early next week.
Royal air force headquarters at Aboukir
have been surrounded by sandbag defense.
Naval guns are in position overlooking the
The premier was taunted by sections of
the press who accused him of having been
"sleeping at his post" in not taking meas
ures for the country's defense earlier, but
he denied reports he is considering resign
are ar
While the president talks with 1
high naval officials and ambassï;
dors in Hyde Park, faces
longer in diplomatic circles
It is end of an era, all rea .
hze. And they realize that the*
exposing themselves to the
world as incompetents who mu t !
blunder from on e war to anoth 8 * i
from one depression to another n* '
til tiVere seems no alternativ« 11 ?*
kicking them al| out_or extin
tion. c *
It isn't a pleasant thought f !
those in high places. * or ;
Thrones crumble in modern war
at the;
• • •
Federal relief cza
,, . , czars made
other tricky surrender to labor
when Harry Hopkins issued the
der that state WPA directors
""Sj*. C k\ the t number of houS
worked below the 40 hours a week
and tne 120 a month originally
dered by Pres. Roosevelt y
It was at least a partial victor;
for the powerful building trades
STïA-rî®? Yor ï c . ity '
the rehabilitation of the Vincent
A tor apartments with relief
bor had been practically stopped
and otner WPA
imvKnJle at the Roosevelt wage
th h 'f"* 3 inc,uded: L Passing
mLns^UVh™ irtThTJgJS
!kere Wl11 ^ a «uhstaatiai ocr.ces
'S*. unions are
cessiois. ((Thît «ïtÂ" 11 '
Ranizatkm!) 2. The concessions
not he enough really to pro
^, the T io \ ^ e even in New
w.g4*li be^Ti"! Sl/r'way
rather than a larger. 3. The stan
da . rd of Hving of a third of the Am
enca ? f am ilies is still fixed by im
pena1 decree at from $19 tQ $94
month. By working at capacity
could have $85 a week for
However, orgarized labor show
od the nation that there was ef
fectrve protest against wage-slash
,"4 Son - McCarran, who led
the 4 i» r tke "P revai ti. n g wage
amendment , must be getting a let
of satisfaction out of the new mi
The American Liberty League's
gesture against the Wagner
Act was a flop.
It was too bad, too. It must have
taken a |ot of work to get 58 im
partial corporation lawyers, head
ed by the attorney fer U. S. Steel,
who would give all the time neces
sary to study the legal angles of
so involved a bill—and do it just
for their love of the constitution
and the liberties of the people.
Most heartbreaking of all
the fact that the newspapers seem
ed so suspicious. How could any
one suspect their impartiality?
Here *was a list of the most
tionary corporation lawyers in
America, from Morgan's John W.
Davis on up—and still the report
er s doubted their complete devo
tion to the interests of the common
Truly, we have fallen upon evil
The New Dealers are upset over
the probability that there is de
veloping another Mooney case out
in Gallup, N M.
The union coal miners were
charged with murder because they
were in a crowd—though it is not
charged they fired the shot
a sheriff was killed while jailing a
miner Cor going into the home
from which ihe had been evicted.
Now they are being rushed to
trial without time for .the prepara
tion of the defense, at Aztec, a
little village of 300, without a
newspaper, 100 miles from a rail
The administration is watching
to see whether Col. Williams J.
(Wild Bill) Donovan a real threat
in the 1936 campaign for vice-pres
ident, at least, will put a fight
for postponement and a fair trial.
If he does, the New Mexico Demo
crats are put on a spot. They must
railroad the miners—and New Mex
ico still remembers Sen. Cutting.
home; and more than 600 men at
î® U. S*. Veterans' hospital at
Fort Snellmg—men for whom the
war '«J ÿ 18 * not yet over
™ d Gaard t° Sponsor Bill
Mr. Todd, an attorney, spoke be
fore the Commonfwealth club of
Minneapolis, and his speech was a
part of the Republican party's
"constitution day" observance.
He disclosed that the Conserva
tives, controlling a majonty of
both the Minnesota Senate and
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House, propose to introduce a bill
f Z^- COn ^ Ut 'T' arner.dmenl;
excluding from the right to the
P®" 0118 reCemng i
P ree ^' , „ , . 1
1 The J > ij P « Sa1 ' 1 j Mr * i
\y asserted, "would say, 'While you !
™ m t a h? f £l*
v?ui h tore^L «Trent
nf % ° te i,r e , nat , ure ard extent
of. the , f 9 nds y™ Wl11 ft
S*?®' ^ declslo f. *« st wl £
f ® .obliged to support
you the sustaining members of the
State '
Unionists Demanding
Showdown on Latimer
Despite the pretentions of
Mayor Latimer's press agents
(bat he plans a thorough inves
tigation of the unnecessary
shooting and rioting at the
Flour City Ornamental Iron
Works, many trade unionists
and Farmer-Labor clubs are still
demanding that he be repudi
Whatever claims Latimer and
his press agents may make
to recent "findings," the fact
mains that the officers went
armed with guns, clubs and tear
gas bombs; that they charged
into the crowd, brutally beating
old men and younger men; that
Latimer did not protest, and
that his chief of police was in
charge of the raiding battalion.
Is StaJjn Selling Munitions to Mussolini?
Editor Asked to Produce Authority For Statement Appear
ing in Producers News—Here It Is! Read!
^ e Pt- issue of Produc
? rs • ^ ews carr ied a front page
*talirn-Ethiopian war story urder
subhead "Stalin Sells Muni
turns to Mussolini." The accur
acy and authenticity of the story
seems to be questioned by the fol
owinK letter:
Dagmar, Moat.
Sept. 27, IS Si
The Producers News,
Plentvwood. Mont.
Dear Sir:
In a recent issue of the Pro
ducers News a headline which
read somewhat as follows,
"Stalin Sells Munitions to It
aly," was found.
The American League Ag
ainst War and Fascism of
Dagmar, meeting at tbe Dag
mar meeting house, attadked
this statement and would like
to have you quote your auth
ority for the statement. Will
you please publish same m
that all members of tho
League will be informed of tlie
Yours truly,
George H. Johnson,
Secretary, American
League Against War
and Fascism.
In Time Magazine for Sept. 1(5, !
under news comments relative "The
League" appears the following: j
"Meantime it was revealed
that Dictator Stalin was doing
a brisk cash trade with Dic
tator Mussolini jn war mater
ials shipped on Greek vessels
out of Black Sea ports, to the
perplexity of Communist steve
dores who have been led b*
understand that the Third In
ternational scowls at imperial
ist wars."
Several special dispatches by
Walter Duranty, Moscow corres
pondent of the New York Times,
have told of the sales ard ship
ment of Russian Wheat, coal, coal
tar and oil to Mussolini's army.
Sept. 14 issue of The New Milit-'
ant, official organ of the Workers
Party, published in New York
City, makes the following com
"The September 11 issue of
the New Y r ork Times a^ks. on
its editorial page:
" 'Can it be that the Rus
sian wheat is being sold to
Italy by the Comintern over
which the Soviet Government
hag no control?'
"We can see no objection to
making .the proper reply to
this question. The answer Is:
No. Tho Russian wheat
is being sold to Italy by the
Soviet Government over which
the Comintern has
trol.' "
« 4
no con
$280,000 Graft In Hay Purchases Revealed by Quigley
■ Continued from page 1)
the viewpoint of the speculators,
and it became necessary for the
Missoula Mercantile company to
have an "understanding" hay buy
fcr cu *i e re i. ef "Sr"!* . .
Shortly after Mr. Quinn took
over the job of hay buyer, a gov
ernment contract for hay at $15.50
a _? n j w ^ s /u ,,'. largely, it is re
ported, by the Missoula Mercantile
In Mr. Quigleys printed letter
to members of the Ranchers' Co
operative Markets, released by him
shortly after he resigned from the
rehef commission, it is interesting
u° te that ..°I e j a thousand tons
of hay are listed as having been
",* e Property of A. Lundwall of
B £ UC ' ,| h,s . gentleman is an em
plojee (truck driver) of Walter
Hansen of the Hansen Packing
company of Butte, intimate associ
at L? f Butler - and ta,s ha V
produced on the Hansen ranch, sold
and delivered, freight paid to Den
ver at $9 a t«n there
Space forbids more details on the
slimy mess of the Dr. Butler man
aged relief administration in this
expect to give Pro
ducers News readers all of the
facts in later issues m connection
with this systematic preying on
human misery, earned on by con
scienceless politicians and so-called
business men.
The statement of Mr.
To \the Members of
Stiemen 6 MarketS:
J. .. ,
iTr^n^h^ iatl T?? P ro P €r *
K Jaanched ard all Hie require
SS COmPled
The association hag *9 no
has $2,500.00 on
^ 4 Nat r^ nal Bank
SSt în?Tm!2îîî y ' P 6 .*™ 51 -
dent and T ^ 8Ur ® rare bonded for
*^0 ^association is ship
* hay * ood ad-j
The entre of this v
caused some dealer* P has
their prices in nlaceR advance
$1 50 ïer Urn î l M
rome of the reason* helow
fusible for^he necS
association ^ lty tkl8
On August 1
quest of Dr W J RnfL x re '
SS tL If kff;
Purchasing A.gert for tFo ^ e d
Relief Commission upon hiîïîïï?
ance that the hay,Thich
time was the most important
moditv which I J Kb!'
Would be secured from* th?
thus creating a channel throng
which that commodity Si^hV n^
to the drouth-stricken sectiV.oJl^ 5
out passing through tho
speculators h hands 0 f
I made a survev of V v
nation and became ^
a large quantity of hav coni^i!!
acquired at apriecnf
stack, which price w e
and satisfactory t o e
ry t an concerned.
Sept. 14 issue of New Leader,
official paper of the Socialist Par
ty, published in New York City,
rung a two and one-half column
front page story under the cap
tion, "Soviet Russia Helps Musso- ,
lini's War Piars—Trade Deals Re
vealed." The Leader says in part;,
, ■
"The conduct of the Soviet
Government with respect t»
the Ethiopian question has be
come a veritable scandal. Here
tofore the Soviet Government
has betrayed Ethiopia morally
and politically. It now devel
ops that Moscow is actually
helping Mussolini by supplying
him with foodstuffs and war
materials for his Ethiopian
robber raid,
"At the meeting of the
Council of the League of Na
tions previous to the one now
session, Maxim Litvinoff,
Moscow's representative at
Geneva, uttered not a word
against Mussolini's bloody c«n
»piracy. He voted for imper
ialist resolutions characterized
by Ethiopia's representatives
as a plot to destroy her inde
pendence and integrity.
"Never since >Ke has become
commissar of foreign affairs
did Litvlr.off have such a fine
opportunity to denounce the
corruption of capitalist diplo
macy as on the Ethiopian is
sue. Why did he fail to do
this? In our opinion and in
the view of radicals and lib
erals throughout tRe world the
indifference displayed by the
Soviet Government and its rep
resentatives in the League of
Nations was a crime against
morality and Socialism. But
we have been mistaken. Our
criticism was not severe en
ough. for it was confined to
pointing out the failure of the
Soviet Government to do its
duty in neglecting to condemn
wrong and to demand justice
for the weak and the oppress
"Now it develops that the
crime of the Soviet Govern
ment was a much greater one.
Now it develops that Soviet
Russian is playing a direct
part in the fascist conspiracy
to destroy Ethiopia. Not only
is the Soviet Government keep
ing silent about the conspiracy
but it is actually helping the
* * «
"These details h!ave now be
come knowm and they are more
revolting than anything that
could have been expected.
"The first bit of information
was made public last Wednes
day. It was to the effect that
Soviet Russia Fad signed a
I told the ranchers they would
receive fair treatment and in or
der to insure this statement, I
a .sked Dr. Butler to pass the fol
°i en t hay at this priée that all cat
tie will be butchered.
>S ' That t* 16 hay in the coun
try to be fed shall be the same
price as the baling hay. but they
shall require from 1 to 2 acres of
pasture with each ton of hay.
"4. That the standard measure
mer.t for 1934 timothy, clover, wild
hay and all mixed hay shall be the
Montana rule, excepting that 422
feet shall constitute a ton, and
that regardless of at what time in
the future hay is bought, they will
not vary from this rule.
"The Montana rule allows less 1
cubic feet as the season advances. 1
"For 1933 hay, 343 feet shall I
constitute a ton 'with proper ad-.
justments for spoiled hay."
The following items are an ex- 1
act copy of report on hay received i
at Divide: ,
1. C. A. Miller, Wisdom, 1000
tons at $14.00-total $14,000.
2. C. A. Miller. Wisdom, 1000
tons at $20—total $20,000.
3. C. A. Miller, Wisdom, 1000
tons at $15—total $1,500.
4. C. A. Miller. Wisdom, 100
tons at $14.50—total $1 450
5. C. A. Miller, Wisdom, 60 tons
at $15—total $900.
6. A. Lundwall. Butte, 524.9
tons at $19-total $9,973.19.
Butte, 609.3
tons at $20—total $12482.60.
8. Geo, Forsythe. Gregson, 100
.77 tons at $17.50—total $1,763.58.
f; , ^ Forsythe. Gregson, 116
.44 tons at $17—total $1,979.48.
10 * G*°- McAllister, Butte, 6.41
tons at $14-total $90.65.
♦ U - Æ°; McAllister . Butte.
t0I îo *283.25.
12. Beebe Grain Co., Butte, 5.69
10118 at $19—total $108.20.
„ 13 ' Beebe Grain Co„ Butte, 107-'
.63 tons at $17.50—total $2,758.50.
14. C A Müler Wisdom, 2097
tons at $17.50—total $36,679.50.
The ,^ reat f r portion of this hay
wa8 shipped to the eastern and
northern parts of the state and
P* 88 ? 1 . ^h districts where
hay was being offered at
** ^ cars '
6 and 7 » * or some reason,
a substitution of names,
P ls **1 was from tho Walter
"ÏT 1 5™ at Wiixlom.
/ »P e . writer saw investigator's
SSi'-wIZÜ *^°ï- i \ whidl S *
ïî Wa 2S"/" d ^ hay at Wvîd e
!!L? h from H to J 6 *** ton
^Yv 0ther hay in the
Thls ,* h e bay nbout which
2! any complaints have been sert in
part of the state '
4 4ha t cam ed a great deal
f J vire , and fjough grass and was
wet and mouldy. But the Commis
is.^bng the public that all
2 113 « ^ ay "me out of Teton,
P °^ € L and Granite counties.
If there is not graft m these
P urchase s ** hay, then it must
haV j been a deliberate gift to the
vendor and Butler and Warren arenot
contract with Mussolini for the
delivery to the Italian army >n
Ethiopia of 750,000 tons of
wheat. The deliveries were to
be made within a period of
five months, from September
to December. The wheat wu
to be sent direct to Africa, to
the Italian military encamp
ments. Tfte price was above
the market price.
"Last Sunday a cable even
more shocking arrived from
the Gredk port Piraeus. It was
published in the New York
For several months,' the
cable said, 'Greek freighters
have been taking cargoes from
Soviet Black Sea ports to Mas
saua and Mogadishu (Italian
ports in Africa). No report of
the traffic Uas appeared in the
Russian, Italian and Greek
« »
U (
Most /of the freighters
rar-y cargoes of wheat from
Seher, topol and coal tar from
Nicolaiev for new roads, des
tined ,to cross the Ethiopian
frontiers. The shipments were
sold by the Soviet through* the
federal monopolies. Coal also
is shipped from Theodosia and
Nicolaiev and oil from Batum,
but most of the fuel goes to
" 'The Sioviet insists on cash
payments before the Greek
freighters begin loading. The
war business with Italy is
more profitable to the Soviet
than the .trade with other Med
iterranean countries, which de
mand reciprocal export balanc
es where no political alliance
"It is impossible to escope
the shocking fact: while Cora
munists througl|>ut the world
have been assuring their fol
lowers that Soviet Russia is
the only country fighting earn
cstly and sincerely against
Mussolini's war conspiracy, the
Soviet government Was been
quietly supplying him with
wheat and raw materials for
war. While Communists in the
United States have been call
rr Negroes t,o demonstrations
against Mussolini's conspiracy
to destroy Ethiopia. Soviet
Russia has been supplying his
army with materials for the
building of roads for his tanks
and cannons and with oil for
his aeroplanes."
• * ♦
"How cynical are Litviroff's utter
ances about the necessity of pre
serving peace and PRAVDA'S boy
cctt warning when we learn that
at the very moment when Litvinoff
was addressing the League Conn
:cil a'd PRAVDA was preparing its
editorial, Soviet ports were teem
diverting relief funds to people,
not entitled to same. They are
also telling their friends that these
purchases were made on orders
from Washington, D C.
Through tins combination it has
been arranged so that districts of
the state are apportioned to each
member of this combination where
by there shall be no competition
in the buying set-up. Thus depres
sing the price of hay to the farm
er, while on the eastern end there
have been advances to such a
point that the legitimate farmer
cannot buy this hay and that the
only hay sold through this Com
mission will be financed by the
Federal Government. I am rot
just sure who is receiving this tre
mentions gift.
Just what will be their reaction
when these people who have sold
their hay at $13.50 and are await
ing their long delayed payments,
and when the balers and truckers
who have not been paid are told
that the money which had been in
tended for them, was paid to the
speculators for hay at $15.60,
$17.50 and $20 per ton, while hay
was being offered at $13.50 per
ton by farmers who were sorely
in need of an opportunity to sell
their hay
The foregoing resolution
not passed however I mirchased
some 15,000 tons of hay at $13 50
or $10.00 stack, plus buying ex
nenses of 8c a ton In
I began to perceive a change of
heart on the part of the Commis
sion. About November 1st, Dr. I
Butler handed me a page a figures I
and a copy of a telegram from ;
Westbrook, Washington D. C ard
said that pressure was being ex I
to put the deal over He
asked if I would make the insp f c
tion and help him out. He im- ;
pressed on me that this was strict
ly confidential. I submitted the
following report:
"All of thTs hay has been baled
by Mr. Miller himself. The men
received $1.50 per day and board.
As near I could figure, the hay
cost about $2.50 for baling. This
includes every item of the ex
pense. Some of the hay was
trDcked Kvido *2.50, and
some for $2.90, and I believe
that these figures take care of
all items of insurance, invest
ments and loan, aa (ruckera «.n
tracting were charged for every
ba,e ° f hay ,ost * This hay is
w » d bay. No better, no
wor8e than any wild ha ? m the
8tate -
"There is some choice beef
hay and some has quite a sprink
linR of 8,ough grass ' Thi8 hay '
as it is piled at Divide, is worth*
$13.50 per ton. The watchman
told me that there are about 3,
500 tons of hay.
"(signed) R. J. Quigley,
"Dr. Butler's remark was. 'Is
it not worth more than that?
After some further conversation,
Dr. Btuler said to me: "Yon do
know anything about the hay
y »
ing with ships being loaded with
food and war materials for Musso
Uni's army standing at the gates
of Ethiopia! ^ , .
The above reports come from
sources that canrot be questioned,
erven though some are capitalistic.
The New York Times is one of
the largest and most responsible
capitalist papers in the United
States, which is quoted constantly
by the Daily Worker itself, the
official organ of the Communist
Party of the United States, sec
tion of the Third Internationale.
Every Communist of standing and
any competence at all reads tne
New York Times. Walter Duran
ty, the Times special correspond
ent at Moscow, very close to Stal
in himself and who is quoted fav
orably daily by the Daily Worker,
sent ard authenticated the dis
patches. Walter Duranty prepar -1
ed special reports for the Daily ;
Worker refuting the Hearst lies i
about conditions in the Soviet Un- .
The Time weekly newsmagazine,
probably the most responsible cap
italistic news weekly in the United
States, carries the reports of the
sale of wheat ard war supplies by
Stalin to Mussolini. This paper is
very accurate and reliable. It puts
on the radio news dramatizations
entitled, "The March of Time,"
The News Leader, the official or
gan of the Socialist party of the
United States, an eight-page week
ly, carries the story ir. detail with,
however, the usual "social demo
cratic" distortations. It's a story
that paper could not afford to
print if it was not the truth.
And finally, there are columns
of exposure of this perfidy in the
columns of the New Militant, the!
official organ of the Workers Par
ty of America, a party that sup
'ports and defends the October rev-I
The charges have not and can
rot be denied—they are the facts.
Stalin is dealing and collaborating
with Mussolini, while the Commun
list Party calls upon the Workers
of the world to demonstrate
against Mussolini and to refuse to
handle war munitions destired for
use against Ethiopia. Maxim Lit
vinoff sets on the council as vice
president, and votes for the sport
ing of Ethiopia by Italy, While
Russia does not a thing to prevent
This very fact is causing an er
uption in the Communist Party the
world over, and has actuated the
demand of the international pevo
lutionarv workers for the building
of the Fourth Internationale,
The editor is very glad that
someone has raised the question of
the statement in the recent issue
of the Producers News.
and grain business.
lowing resolutions:
Then he at
"August 13, 1934
1. That they pay $10.00 per
ton for hay—no more and no less.
"2. That they declare themselves
that when they cannot get suffi
tempted to smooth it over by say
ing, "Mr. Quigley, you would not
like to sit here in the office and
figure out a set-up for this hay.
You will have plenty of work in
the field. We are borrowing C. B.
Quinn from the Missoula Mercan
tile to make this set-up."
C. B. Quinn was handed my
report sketch and figures and
sent over to reinspect this same
hay. Upon his return he told
me that my report had tallied
with his. I thought no more
of the matter until about the 8th
or 10th of February when I en
tered the office abruptly and
found Mr. Quinn and Mr. Miller
sitting at the desk figuring and
saw the contract for 2,000 tons
of hay at $17.50. About this
time the $15.50 contracts were
let, while I had in my pockets
ranchers' lists of about 10,000
tons of hay which they request
ed me to accept from them at
$13.50 per ton.
It .has come to my knowledge
that a combination has been
ganized by dealers. The parties
to this combination are the
Each and every one of you who
»old hay to the Relief Commission
at $13.50 per ton f.o.b. cars, and
all of you who, during the months
°* January and February were of
faring hay to the Relief Commi
sion at a price of $13.50 f.o.b. cars
Per ton, has been grossly imposed
upon. While you were selling your
ha Y at $13.60 per ton f.o.bf cars
Dr - Butler and Dr. Warren Were
paying their special friends $20.00
per ton, and while you were try
mg to sell vour hay at $13.60 per
t0TÎ ; they were purchasing from
th eir same special friends
tons of very inferior hay at
$17.50 per ton. While this high
priced hay was being purchased,
you were all offering your hay at
$13.50. Now, gentlemen, draw
oWn conclusions,
just contracts.
This association has a consider
able list of paid-up members and
growing every day. We pledge
our every effort and our votes
where necessity requires to the
support of honesty in government.
Ranchers Coopera
tive Markets.
R. J. Quigley,
Speaking of calendar reform, for
some folks the ideal week would
consist of Sunday, ^ ve holidays,
and pay day. /
LEBANON, Pa., Sept. 29 —
namite storage house at a stone'J,^
suburban West Lebanon exploded
with a terrific shock felt SO^nflL^
R^JUTicg 11 persons in Lebanon.
Those injured suffered from lap
and cuts caused by flyino- ylnsc r.
en window's. <- ovn
Virtually every window in Lebanon
broken and aa far away as Lancaster 5
miles to the south, and Reading, * *
distance eastward, windows
and the shock was felt.
BILLINGS, Sept. 28._(AP)—-TV
broke into the Silver Dollar inn
rnr»rnir»o- ..nA „«• , ere «lii
corning and lugged off a small safe
taming r nday s receipts and chan
ounting to approximately $500
The theft was discovered by the nr™*
f or r> 0 ™ Ftio-Ia wVin ronnrtnJ * P r oprie
' ° : *}° re P°rttd to police that
tne men had gained entrance through askv.
light and lugged the 300-pound safe '
alley at the rear of the inn and loafW
info a truck
to as
cav< 3 PHI irr pnnrvn utodv
WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 25.— (UPU
Mpwell Paim> Shrnm« Mav ronnj;«^ l
„ ^ Eu ™ an t0 r< rP udla ted his
COIuessiOIl that he murdered his wife hj
duplicating the canoe-drowning incident in
"An American Tragedy," as his trial 0D€n
gj Kgf orp Ä in mm at! pmirtmmr,
oeiore a jammed Courtroom.
,ne ne wrenched away from hij
drowning wife after a canoe accident for
'.'self-preservation or because of a lack of
manhnoH " hnf fbnf bio 0 n P i: fl » •
™»Ut that his earlier Confession
^ aS i^ K" se rlOOd given to escape offensive
bombardment" by police interrogators.
BILLINGS, Sept. 29—(AP)—Some
Montana coal miners looked hopefully to
ward a meeting here Monday of officials of
district No. 27 of the United Mine Worker»
of America and the Montana Coal Operator
association to ratify the basic agreement
reached in Washington Thursday.
Members of the wage scale committee of
the miners group unanimously accepted the
Washington agreement at a meeting here
this afternoon. The meeting with the 0 ^
erators was arranged immediately after the
committee session.
ROSWELL, N. M., Sept. 26.—(AP)—Col
Charles A. Lindbergh saluted his scientific
associates from the air today and soared
away with Harry F. Guggenheim to return
again—perhaps not until 1936—when the
stratosphere rockets will be ready
to hurtle into the heavens for climatic tests.
Dr. Robert H. Goddard, the Massachu
setts savant, told friends, it was learned,
that while his visitors eagerly studied the
charts of his preliminary projectiles, auto
matically guided at 700 miles an hour, they
did not witness an actual rocket flight dur
ing their four-day stay.
CHICAGO, Sept. 27.—(AP)—Dr. Hagfi
S. Magill, president of the American Feder
ation of Investors, today announced he had
refused to open his correspondence files to
two investigators for the senate lobby
Denouncing ''governmental espionage and
intimidation," he set forth in a formal state
ment that he had clung to his position de
spite intimations he ''might be cited for
Dr. Magill asserted C. F. Taylor and J. J.
Gleason, who, he said, represented them
selves as agents of the committee, came to
his office Tuesday.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 26.—(AP)—A tumult
uous convention of the American Legion
ended today with the election of J. Hay
Murphy of Iowa to lead the World war vet
erans in a renewed fight for immediate cash
payment of the bonus.
tions from St. Louis, and highways were
crowded witp motor cars, as the tired rear
gTiard of the thousands who attended the
17th national meeting turned homeward.
In a colorful closing session, featured by
booes, cat-calls and marching, standing wav
ing delegations, the veterans called on con
gress to consider the bonus question with
out reference to "issues of government fin
ance or theories of currency with which the
Legion does not intend to become involved."
PERTH AMBOY, N. J., Sept. 27.—(AP)
—A stubborn mother listened to the pi®* 5
? j P°hce, physicians and parish priest*
today and allowed her 15-year-old daughter,
desperately ill and in danger of death, t°
go to a hospital for an appendicitis op® 1 *'
The girl's appendix already had rupri?'
ed. The operation took 20 minutes and l» 1 *
er her condition was described as "sat 0,
The girl, Margaret Kerston, was strick®*
last night. Dr. William McCormick,
family physician, advised an immediate
eration. Mrs. Anna Kerston, Margaret
distraught mother, refused. Recruiting ^
male relatives to aid her, she barred
doors of her cottage home, stationed 1
growling dogs outside and kept away
lances, doctors and visitors throughout

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