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, T ti nr 30 MORE DAYS
^SOUTHWEST RUIN
PSJasem. *i>hi ad
[ Lave their eyes on the great west
est bowl" today since Secretary Wal
0 i? another dry month would bring
lk|te . i Editions there,
father reports showed that drouth
were severe in Oklahoma and
Kansas was very dry and little or
an has fallen recently in Arkansas.
.n^c/il RI JOBLESS TO FORM
Sr.labor party
îFFFERSON, Mo.— Missouri's "right
ive" convention of organized jobless and
Jfl workers' delegates maped new tac
t u e battle for relief and voted to
h a state Farmer-Labor Party. With
Sral relief cut off and state funds at
t lows, Missourians predict "something
" ahead unless a legislative
serious ...
is called and new appropriations
very
sion is
[ted.
mmXSTER MAY DAY PROMISED
all groups unite
NEW YORK.— The first united May
■Day observance in many years loomed on
■the New York horizon as left wing po
■litical groups joined with unemployed and
Äther organizations in answering the call
the Provisional May Day Committee,
e t U p by nine A.F. of L. local unions.
The refusal of Police Commissioner Val
«Hentine to authorize a parade on Fifth Ave
i s being protested by Executive Sec
»«etary Amicus Most, who declared : "The
Streets are not the property of the march
but of the people. We are as much
(Äntitled to parade on Fifth avenue as the
Scouts, the army or the navy.
if
EN CENT CHAINS
HOW SALE INCREASE
NEW YORK.—March sales of the 5 &
kent to $1 stores improved over the pre
eding two months, the Syndicate Store
lerchandiser said today. The aggregate
olume, however, was slightly below March
ales last year. Index of the Merchandiser
t)se to 86.6 from 82.2 in February and
ronpared with 89.4 for March 1985. The
ten sales for 10 chains totaled $52,701,
112, a decline of 1.3 percent contrasted
rith $58,401.15 a year ago.
For the first three months of the year,
wever, sales were above the comparable
period totaling $147,053,684, against
684,762, an increase of 2.3 percent.
IDUCE appropriates
^ million dollars more
P« NEW WAR ACTIVITY
[ROME, April 22. —Premier Mussolini
his nation's war coffers again to
lF fascist columns in Ethiopia were
pawy reported to have penetrated to
p Birhan, holy city of Shoa province,
ess than 70 miles from Addis Ababa,
ith f i?ty is the first settlement in the
u. 01 fi 16 blackshirt troops on the high
au leading to the Ethiopian capital.
»? ii a new War appropriations announced
i^ u ? e se nt a flow of 1,440,500,000 lire
$115,000,000) to the credit
fighting machine.
fe» profits
NFttf v R CENT IN 1935
—Two thousand industrial,
!{^ y an d financial corporations in
Ê per n A eir aver age net profits in 1935
leased i ver Previous year, figures
fork reveal 6 ^ a ^ ona i City Bank of New
Th
^J 1( ! )! i 0flts , after deficits of some
H am! . keen substracted from the
hlf billi.ÏÏ 11 ?^ to more than 2 and one
««0,000 in 1934 rs ' com P are d with $1,789,
S.'Æifiî . fJ * sh y .reports were seen
^ Were upiag^ 118 ^ 681 au ^ om obile pro
wr nan, . P® 1- ®*®«» auto accessories
H ftiaaVi. e * ec trical equipment 197 per
JtîTSnp ner y 802 per cent, copper min
gle pL)?,!?*' pipping 389 per cent and
P® r cen L One hun
» cotnh^Üj *5^** I" railroads slashed
%0O in ia?Î from almost $30,
POLITICAL DRUMS
BEAT TOCSINS
Oscar Collins Wields Stick_
Files His Petition for Sher
iff — Old War Horse "Gin
Slot Machines and Soused
Drivers
BATTLE LOOMS
99
The drums giving the signal for
the great march in the coming po
litlcal campaign in Sheridan coun
ty, were beaten this week with the
filing by Oscar Collins of Plenty
wood of his petition for the nomi
nation of sheriff on the demo
cratic ticket.
Following this sounding of the
war tocsins, it is expected that
there 'will be a rush of filing in
the near future, as the regiment
of anticipated candidates fall into
the march for glory and a monthly
pay check, which is not to be
disparaged in these times.
Prom all indications there will
be plenty of candidates for nomi
nation for all the county offices—
not so many places now since the
consolidation—on both old party
tickets.
The fusion of the republicans
and democrats against the "reds"
is a thing of the past in Sheridan
county—now that the senile and
corpulent daughters of the Revo
lution have designated most of the
democratic leaders as "dangerous
and subversive reds,
crats and republicans will go to
bat this year in earnest, and that
will not be all—there will be a
complete Farmer-Labor ticket in
the field, behind Svhich will be
united in one fighting phalanx,
the erstwhile warring radical and
progressive groups, behind a set
of candidates to be picked at the
mass Farmer - Labor convention
which will be called sometime in
July. And in a three cornered
fight, the Libertyite, Socialist,
Communist, Farmer-Labor forces,
united may easily triumph.
Its going to be a horse race this
year.
The demo
Oscar Collins', (former leading
Socialist in this section, and in
that had considered a 'red radical')
intentions however are the first to
be declared, for the coming fray.
The veteran Plentywood politician
is now a democrat, and his peti
tion for nomination carries the
statement that he Will "enforce all
laVs against gamblind, slot ma
chines and intoxicated persons
driving automobiles."
This should be very interesting
and reassuring to the foreclosed
and destitute farmers of Sheridan
county—for though we lose our
farm and home, the dialobical slot
machine racket at least will be
destroyed root, and branch, while
it will be a comfort to us as we
walk do*wn the road, to starvation
TESTED
Field Seeds
Fanners! Get your Seeds while the prices are low
for they are bound to raise. The next shipment of
Sweet Clover will command higher prices, sure.
SWEET CLOVER
Yellow Blossom
Montana Grown
Per pound
10c
WHITE
BLOSSOM —
Per pound —
9c
SEED CORN
$3.25
Minnesota 13, per bu.
Fodder Com Seed is iust as
account of germination
FORAGE SEED: Sudan Grass —
Crested Wheat Grass — Bromus Grass. Other
Seeds for sale. AU seed tested and guaranteed.
high as other seed com
and scarcity of seed.
MiUet —
on
Farmers Elevator Co.
OF RESERVE
New Beauty Shoppe Is
Opened by Miss Hagan
Miss Aimis Hagan, a Sheridan
county girl, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Hagan of the Red
stone community, opened a beauty
shoppe, Wednesday in the Stew
art building, next door to the
Luehr studio, where she is pre
pared to serve the public.
Miss Hagan is a graduate of the
May Heliand Beauty college in
Seattle, Washington, a famous
beauty school on the Pacific coast.
Miss Hagan solicits and will appre
ciate the patronage of the most
exacting, and will welcome the
calls of her numerous friends.
and a paupers grave to feel that
our destiny will not be defeated by
any reckless driver, filled to the
gills with snake juice.
Oscar is not new to the office
of sheriff and knows how to run
that office—for back in 1920, he
was elected sheriff by the Non
partisan League, though a Social
ist, on the Democratic ticket. In
1916 Mr. Collins had made a very
fine showing as a candidate on the
Socialist ticket.
Collins was sheriff during 1921
and 1922, but did not seek reelec
tion to that office that Fall, but
ran for the nomination for Con
gress on the Republican ticket
with the Nonpartisan League en
dorsement, coming within a few
hundred votes of defeating Scott
Leavitt for the nomination. He
was afterwards deputy sheriff un
der Rodney Salisbury for several
months when he Was appointed on
the border patrol.
After this Mr. Collins served as
chief of police of Plentywood for
four years. He is an ex-sérvice
man, a Spanish-American war
veteran, and has been a resident of
Sheridan county for a quarter of
a century.
Mr. Collins, no doubt, will be a
very formidable candidate.
CITY STRIKES WATER
AT 230 FEET HERE
The new well being dug by the
city struck water at 230 feet,
bringing in the sought flow of
soft water.
The well is now six inches in
diameter, but will be enlarged to
12 inches and a 12-inch cone put
down, when the city will provide
a Diesel engine for pumping the
well. Pipe to case the Well is
being shipped in from Cut Bank.
The work on the well has been
suspended because of the illness of
George Aiken, the driller^. Mr.
Aiken went to his home at Baker
for the week end, not feeling
well, and word has bee n re ceived
that he is now in bed with pneu
monia, and it will be some time
before he will be able to resume
his wort
Tl
SOVIET WORKERS
NOW BOND HOLDERS
MOSCOW.—Fifty million Soviet citi
zens, almost a third of the population, are
now government bondholders. Most of
them are workers and collective farmers.
WEST COAST STEVEDORES
REFUSE TO LOAD SCRAP IRON
FOR FASCIST MUSSOLINI
SAN FRANCISCO.—Longshoremen
fused to load 15 tons of scrap iron on the
Italian ship Fella, fearing that the iron
was intended for shrapnel in the Ethiopian
war. It had been collected by pro-Fascist
Italians as a gift to the Italian government.
The longshoremen wired to Sec. Hull for
a ruling as to whether it was contrabrand,
but received no reply, and the Fella sailed,
leaving the iron on the docks.
re
FARGO RADIO STATION
BROADCASTS ATTACK ON ANTI
FASCIST BUT CANCELS REPLY
NEW YORK.—The American Civil
Liberties Union has filed charges of cen
sorship with the Federal Communications
Commission against Radio Station WDAY
of Fargo, N. D. for permitting a bitter at
tack on the American League Against
War & Fascism by Homer L. Chaillaux, na
tional director of the American Legion's .
Americanization commission, and then
cancelling a reply to Waldo McNutt, na
tional organizer of the anti-Fascist group.
The A.C.L.U. is urging passage of the
freedom-of-the-air bills, introduced in Con
gress by Cong. Byron Scott of California,
and designed to guarantee fair presenta
tion of both sides of controversial subjects.
CHINAMEN EAT EACH OTHER
IN FAMINE HAUNTED REGIONS
CHENGTU, Szechuen Province, China,
April 19.—Wholesale suicides and 'mercy'
slayings were reported today in Szechuen
province, once the "paradise of China" but
now called "China's helL
This section is suffering the worst
famine with an accompanying drouth in
China's history. Confirmed reports show
that dogs and cats have been eaten and
even rodents are prized by hunger stricken
peasants.
Reports coming in from the province
portray conditions difficult to believe but
which are considered authentic. With tree
bark, roots and grasses long since ex
exhausted, dying legions allegedly are re
duced to cooking and eating human flesh
from the bodies of relatives, dead through
starvation.
»
ITALIAN ARMY WEAKENING
WRITES VAN PAASSEN
"Badoglio is trying to catch mice with a
sledge hammer/' writes Pierre Van Paas
sen in the May number of "The Fight," a
monthly publication of the American
League Against War and Fascism. Van
Paassen, who has been in Ethiopia three
times since the opening of hostilities in
Ethiopia, knows the difficulties with which
the fascist troops are faced.
Not only is it untrue that the Ethiopian
forces have been smashed by H Duce's
armies in East Africa, but it is the Italians
who are desperate, writes the noted Amer
ican foreign correspondent. The Italian
army has been sending exaggerated com
muniques to Rome, and Rome has added
even more to the mixture, Van Paassen
writes, and the outside world is already
convinced that it is no more than a matter
of hours before Mussolini himself will ap
pear in Addis Ababa to take it over in the
name of the Roman legions.
"Italy's gold reserve is dwindling so
fast that British financial experts give the
Duce's capacity to fight at the utmost two
or three months more. That is the reason
Badoglio's sortie from Makale in February
was followed by organized 'rejoicing' in
Italy and why every little skirmish of pa
trols in Ethiopia is worked up to 'a smash
ing victory' and every hazardous straight
ening of the Italian line is made to appear
as the crushing of 'one more Abyssinian
ft
army*.

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