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FRENCH BUSINESS MEN SELL WAR
GOODS THAT MAY KILL OWN PEOPLE BY PIERRE VAN PAASSEN PARIS.—France is arming Ger many! Her munitions makers, like those of other lands, know no fatherland but profit. If Her Hitler felt strong enuf March 7 to defy the world, tear the Locarno Treaty to shreds and install himself on the Rhine with heavy artillery, monster tanks, mobile forts of steel and bombing planes, this was made possible by the French mining trusts. Seventy-five per cent of the steel in Germany's artillery and other war equipment comes from France. Seventy-five per cent of the shells and bullets which are going to kill French soldiers or the soldiers of nations allied with France in an eventual war with Germany are of French origin. An average of 60 freight trains loaded with iron ore left France every day in 1933, 1934 and 1935 for Germany. The rate of export is even higher in 1936. Germany has used 20,000,000 tons of steel a year since Hitler came to power to build up her gi gantic war machine. Sixteen mil lion tons of this ore came from France. If France is under .the terrific pressure of a German army on her borders today, unable to maneuver and wondering if she must look on impotently as Ger many attacks the allies of France in Eastern Europe, before turning against France herself, the French people may thank their own trust magnates. For these men are making a German victory discuss able. Those aerial torpedoes loaded with high explosive, those cylin ders containing poison gas with which Goering's flying squadrons are loaded up, and the very bomb ing machines themselves which now lie at the ridiculously short distance of 180 miles from the Paris metropolis, are made out of material that come out of French soil. Those giant Zeppelins, which Hitler is building at Friederich shafen, could not be manufactured if France Svere not supplying the bauxite which is an indispensable ingredient in the manufacture of aluminum. AND THE EXPORTS STILL GO ON The Socialist group in the Chamber of Deputies asked Pre mier Albert Sarraut before the ad journment of Parliament, March 18 what measures the government intended to take to stop this co lossal export which menaces the security of France and without which Germany in all probability cannot wage war. Sarraut did not reply. When I went to the Rhine a week ago to see what I could see across the river, I noticed that the traffic across international bridge between Strassbourg In France and Kehl in Germany went on norm ally. I saw a string of trucks be ing examined at the French cus tom station before passing into the Reich. These trucks contained cotton waste and silk waste, and the next day I learned that the Tourcoing mills in France exported ,to Germany in one month 1,700 RUPTURE H. L. Hoffman, Expert, Minneapo lis, Minn., will demonstrate with out charge his 'Terfeot Retention Shields" in WILLISTON, N. D. 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That is to say, one out of every two shells fired by the Germany to kill Frenchmen in the next war will represent a profit to the Comité des Forges, the great French steel trust. Can France not stop this colos sal export 'which certainly endang ers the very life of the nation? This is the anguishing question every thinking person is asking. France can stop the export of war materials to everybody, but not to one state exclusively. That would be an act of hostility, something like a sanction. GERMAN CAPITALISTS PROFIT TOO Moreover, if France stopped ex porting iron ore to Germany, Ger many would retaliate and stop the export of Diesel motors, with which the French forts are equip ped, and torpedo caps with which the air bombs of the French avia tion are equipped and the mag netoes 'which are indispensable in airplane motors, and synthetic ni trate/ coal and other raw material. And then, this is the main rea son why France doesn't put a stop to the export of war material, the French public opinion is dominated by great newspapers which are the property of the same Comité des Forges, the same steel and munition trusts which are piling up profits in supplying war ma terial to Germany. And these same munition trusts gave fi nancial support to Adolf Hitler be fore he came to pawer. "War and civilization cannot live together in the twentieth cen tum."—Rabbi Barnett R. Brick ner of Cleveland. Dakota Cafe Williston, N. Dak. ALL YOU CAN EAT for ELITE BEER — and LUNCH PARLOR LADIES BOOTHS Good Service Courteous Treatment Your Patronage Is Appreciated First Door North Plentywood Hotel Plentywood Montana NEW FIRES (Conti nued from Page 1) from the usual trash its actually worth seeing—and the price.. The scene of the play is in the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, and involves a family from Chicago who have lived easy irresponsible lives at father's expense, until father rebels and forces them to earth to meet the problems and responsibilities of life. The sud den change both in father, and surroundings, is painful for those \vho are told that from now on, "he who eats must find his own food." , . The play is far above the usual high school performance in that it deals realistically with the ac tual problems of life—namely, food, clothing and shelter, and the mental attitude of the average middle class family of the recent past who are the most complacent parasites on "poor old father." And the dialogue involves dis cussions on basis subjects. It pic tures well the degeneration of the parasite and the regenercy of the worker, the producer. While nearly every line contains some worthwhile meat, yet the dialogues are vivid. The play is not at all heavy or dry, but full of life and ginger and dramatic episodes from the first curtain un til the last. One can imagine the family of a prosperous author, whose every desire has been gratified bv father —a family who has never done a serious days work among them— transplanted in a day or two from a swell Chicago home to an old fashioned farm house in the Ozarks which father has inherited IME TO CHANGI OIL FOR SPRINI ■ I MUCH « AS lot A QUART IT GOES FURTHERI STANDARD'S PREMIUM QUALITY MOTOR OIL COSTS ONLY 250* A QUART JjOsVi» 1 ®" 1 ' When It comes to staying power, fuses to take its hat off to any other moto die market. Compare it with oils that much as 100 more a quart—comp#* lts ^j to stay on the job in long hard driving* ■ how your oil level stays up and your o . down, when you have Iso =Vis "D* ^ case. Its tough, smooth, durable u v° die usual effects of sharp changes in doesn't thicken greatly in cold, not ^ ously under high engine-heat. 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There are no superlative sit uations. Father probably plays the leading role, but "the family" has the center of the stage all the time, with the neighbors doing their part. Really the .play is worth seeing and hearing and is Worthy of the efforts of the seniors. It teaches them something as well as enter taining and instructing those wit nessing the performance. This is a senior play you will not have to attend just to show your loyalty to the school. Prof. Glenn Hughes, Division of Drama, University of Washington, says that: In 'New Fires', Mr. Burdett has shown a striking mastery of the materials appropriate to amateur play. It is a comedy filled with idealism—the sort of idealism that can be called truly American, and that is remark ably in tune with present con ditions. It is a symphony of humor, pathos, dramatic inci dents, and rich characterization." The cast is: Lucinda Andrews, a widow, fifty as to . is of a old the as «< % housekeeper at «. homestead, Behold S ' Suzanne Toler. * a lso a helper at lister . -ask!-» 5 ® Leonard Réglai " au V Billy, his son, is g son. - herini Phyllis, his dauu-ht lotte Benson. ^ " er > 16 Anne, his wife, 45 F . Eve, his daughter 1 wife, 21, Ellen Taylo^* H Doctor Lynn Grav physicial, 28, Barr Äln* Co «Mn Mary Marshall » 5®; Hazel Rasmussen !l Mrs. Marshall,'Marv. about 40, Josephine Walk™? 4 '' Angie Sperry, Sid W. sla 38, Ardis Christian. I e ' No doubt the seni««. a Packed house-^/! S' 1 do their stuff' they «1 S encore to a bigger house .» ? ture night. on a (a He! Char. son. ^he Crisis DeeDeiu The Natl. Polo Pony Societr k*. been sued by <m e of foS* for non-payment of »»to. T? the last seven year» *'"I J . C Jensen of Dagmar«, medical patient at the Meal' hospital, entering last week Art Smith who hwbe«,,«« ferent places in North Dakota tk past several months, has retail to Plentywood.