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Out Everybody! to Callahan Mass Meeting, F-L Temple, Sunday, Â'pnl 26th
' rf WIVES *ud CHILDREN jgpTfW*!' mortgage RAISE th* BANNER for FARMER-LABOR PARTY Producers News Official Organ of Faimars Holiday Association of Montana Plentjrwsod, Shsridan County, Montana, Friday, April 17, 1936 VOL. XK. NO. 4 PUBLISHED W. LT Seed Loan Failure Threatens Farmers ,#♦♦*♦******** ************** ************** *************4 BULL MEETS HURSCHEL CALLAHAN, JR Senate Forces Action By Threat on Veto KLER TAKES SEED LOANS UP Min GOV. MYERS Senate Agriculture Commit tee Votes to Bring Out President's Seed Loan Veto FARMER WIRES AGAIN Washington, D. C. April 17, 1936 F. J. Miller, Plentywood, Mont. The department advises me thit under new allotment nude they will be able to take are of situation regret delay ad feel that seed loans *hould have been granted. B. K. WHEELER. F. J. Miller of the east Antelope wntry, one of the farmers who JWtflhe telegram to Senator B. ,v Wheeler in regard to federal ^ loans, which was printed in f columns of. the Producers r* 8 last week, received the fol wmg letters dated April 7 and T" IJ» in reply to the same, in *5® indicates that positive S I? Senate is contem JJt " 8€e< l m °ney is not imme rjWy made available, by bring J °? the President's veto mess for consideration, with the w of making an effort to pass l aw and appropria w bich the Presi fcensary. over his head, if it is ^THE LETTER LmTED STATES SENATE .Washington, D. C. Sen *° r Burton K. Wheeler • of Montana April 7, 1936 J. Miller 2«trwood, Montana *» Mr. Miller: him J 1 ! of your Aele 6» and have noted h»- F w hat you say concern ed il re /^ations governing I h. . for this year. »Unflj? *!?* ma ny complaints Wte regulations and SUtîT^y .taken the Mfcw f "kh Governor **uLt f iI he Farm c **edit Ad loeuî^^dDr. Dalyofthe * utia?!? 1 Administration, As e. th* q ory ^ an was worked ^IhcuitnrU 11 ^ 6 Committee on Sfc^TJted to bring the In jejo message on the bef°ra the Sen N i» ®°w pending, I *° tkTfî* wti011 wiU betaken ,.|U4 1 wlu ^ 0 edrise yon of action I am ((W^J^WHEELER. « PH* 8) SEED GRAIN ACTION IS PROMISED Nye of North Dakota Noti fies Governor Action Has Been Forced MUST MOVE RAPIDLY The following dispatches from Bismarck, N. D., indicates that Senator Nye is busy in the seed grain matter in behalf of the farm ers of North Dakota. Bismarck, N. D„ April 14.— Senator Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota notified Acting Governor Walter Welford this afternoon that additional funds to enable meeting of seed loan« in the state will be allocated imme diately. Announcement of the plan will probably come tomorrow. Sen ator Nye seated. "The lateness o|f the season will find every effort extended to prevail upon authorities to dot red tape so that loans can be immediately negotiated," Sen. Nye said. Alarm was expressed recently by state and federal officials regulation« which would prohibit approximately 19,000 farmers in North Dakota need ing seed from obtaining seed loans from the federal govern ment, because the farmers were receiving temporary aid from the resettlement administratif. over The following dispatch from Washington was sent out to the press also on Tuesday; SEED LOAN APPROPRIATIONS BOOSTED TO $47.000,000 ^ TO STOP ACTION ON VETO Washington, April 14.—A boost in the maximum funds available for seed loans to farmers to $47, 000,000 was disclosed today with transfer to the farm credit ad ministration of $17,000,000 from resettlement and emergency re lief coffers. , The move was interpreted as an effort to forestall a threatened senate effort to overnde President Roosevelt's veto of the $£ 0 » 000 , 0 w seed loan appropriation bill, in its Stead, the Rident promised to make available $30,000,WO the F. C. A Today's additional grant transfers $7,000,000 th© resettlement administration, and $10,000,000 from emergency relief funds. _ j a the $30,000,000 promised, a total of $7,000,000 already has been alloted. to Of 4 Among those who at^nded t^ soil conservation meeting a * Point this Week were M, J. Fet son, Nels Olson. R- G. TyJ«^ Ha 1 ^ Ehrmanntraut, G.E. Fullers , C. Peterson and Walt Bye. EXTRA CALLAHAN MASS MEETING To Elect United Front Com mittee and Decide on Defi nite Action for Putting the Callahans Back Into Their Own Home and Onto Their Farm FARMER-LABOR TEMPLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 26, 2 P. M. Every farmer and worker and - business man regardless of poli tics, religion, race, color or na tionality, are urged to come out and by their presence demon strate their solidarity with the Callahans, and register their denunciation of the dispossession and robbery of this farm family at the hands of tlhe heartless and greedy mortgage bankers, and participate in an honest and sin cere effort to correct the wrong done these fellow farmers and This fight is not a personal fight for the Callahans, it is a fight for the protection of every farmer, worker and small busi man every where, so it vitally concerns yoq personally. This is a matter of principle show your principle by your presence. The Callahan» must be put back in their home and onto their farm. A united front committee will be elected by the mass meeting to conduct and manage such ac tion as the meeting may decide upon. The Callahans will be present. So, out everybody; Farmer La bor Temple, next Sunday after noon. ness Worte on New Bakery Is Started This Week The work of completing the basement for the new Deck s Bak ery is going forward rapidly. Chris Peterson of Plentywood has a crew of men pouring cement for the foundation. • The structure, which will be com will be lull pleted this summer, by 26 ceet. Dr. C. M. Hall Injured m Auto Accident Virginia Enroute Home in When enroute to P'entywood fol lowing a visit.to the betoto^ &StaSji »r*n. SSStSVStJSSt Fight on Tuberculosis Started in County An intensive tuberculosis educa tion campaign was initiated this week by the Montana State Tu berculosis workers in preparation for giving free tuberculosis tests to students in the county high schools. The work in Sheridan county is being carried on under the per sonal direction of Henrietta Crock ett, the executive secretary of the Montana Tuberculosis Arr. »dation, ably assisted by Mrs. Dorothy Burleigh* nurse in the employ the association. These ladies ar rived the first of the week, and lost no time in getting the work under way. The work in Sheridan county is being sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion. The executive secretary has been holding meetings with groups of people throughout the county, ex plaining the work proposed, and will visit all Sheridan county towns and communities in the pro moting of her noble work. Henrietta Crockett informed the (Continued on Pag« 5) of FARMERS UNION MEMBERS ORGANIZE OIL COMPNY HERE More than fifty Sheridan county farmers, members of the Farmers Union and sympathizers vfith co operative enterprise by thé farm ers . and workers, met in Plenty wood, Tuesday, April 14, and formulated the plans definitely for the organizing of a Farmers Union Oil company for Plenty wood, with the ideaa of retailing gas and oil and selling motor fuel to the members in a cooperative way, thus saving the profits to the members which are returned in the form of patronage dividend. There are many successful Farm ers Union Oil stations in Montana and North Dakota, Hvhich are handling a constantly increasing part of the distribution of oils and gas. Over at Peerler , Daniels county, the Farmers Union have had a very successful oil company for a number of years. Recently the Farmers Union took ever the Hanson Oil station at Flaxville and put up a Farmers Union sign. At Wolf Point is a flourishing station, retail and bulk, which has a huge business, and at Froid is another very successful company. At Williston there is a very large and successful cooperative which does a tremendous business. So the Farmers Union cooperative idea is not new in this section, but tried and proven enterprise. A few weeks ago the me mber s of the Farmers Union and oTner interested farmers held ^prelimi nary organizational meeting at the court room of the court house at Plentywood, when it Was decided that a provisional organization a HAS COMPLAINT AMENDED AFTER PAINFUL EXPERIENCE Naturally the Callahans consid ered the statement in the Bull complaint in his fraudulent fore close on the Callahan reservation homestead, a dirty insult. To the Callahan boys this was a reflec tion on their parents and their own birth. They thught that Carl Bull had made the allegation which he had made, wontonly /md delib erately. So they resented the in sult and determined to defend their parents the very first time one of them met Bull. It did not occur to them that Carl Bull had in his complaint that Hurschell Callahan, sr., was a single man at the time the mortgage wag made in the spring of 1918, was because the prelimi nary mortgage given to secure the horse paper, was on a homestead not proven up then and but recent ly proven up, 'which Ada Callahan had not signed, and that in order to ( Continued on Page 7) committee was elected to make a survey of the situation, and to take further steps if the project seemed feasible and practicable. The meeting Tuesday was the result of this survey. E. P. Ludvig of the Parmer« Union Exchange, assisted with the work of organizing, coming here for the purpose from Glcndive. James Michels, of Reserve was elected president of the proposed company; Hans Hardersen of Archer, vice president; Harry Ehrmanntraut of PlentyNvood, sec retary-treasurer; and Weldon Rich ardson of Antelope, John Shoal of Westby, H. R. Smith and Nel« Jen sen of Plentywood, were elected . as members of the board of di rectors. County Farmers Union presi dent, Andrew Dahl, and County secretary-treasurer Christ Johan sen, Jr., attended the meeting as well as delegations from the Coal ridge and Dagmar Farmers Union locals, who are taking an active part in the organization. The company has capitalized at under State $50,000 and is organizing the cooperative laws of the of Montana. About $2,000 in stock has already been subscribed. The board is carrying on an intensive organizing campaign and meeting with considerable success. It finds money scarce, but interest great, reporting progress slow at this time for those reasons, but feel assured of success in raising the necessary capital in the «ourse of summer.