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% «c the BANNER for ^erlabor party % <? nd CHILDREN T MORTGAGE Histori OF Producers News Official Organ of Farmers Holida y Association Plentywood, Sheridan County, Montana, o of Montana Friday, July 3, 1936 XIX. NO. 15. VOL PUBLISHED Irff JUSTICE SANDS PROTESTS OF IgM POWER SITE SWINDLE liiSES MONTANA'S SENATORS LEITERS REPLY Wheeler Says Indians ke Protected by Royal ty Such as Never- Befor Paid . : BLAME JOE DIXON a toupie of weeks ago, the Pro ucert News published an article Chief Justice Sands of the Su m c ou rt of Montana, under C f "The Rape of the Ni prt of the West", in which the Sf Justice charged that not only re people of the United States, ni the people of Montana, were Kne separated from a priceless (jural resourse for a mere pit Ecc of what it is worth for the oefit of" that section of the jurer monopoly of the nation as the Montana Power Co. it that the Indians are being de rided of their royalty as well, he great justice also pointed out at the renewal of the defaulted tse of defunct New Jersey or iriied phoney development com iny, known as the Rocky Moun i a Power Co., was an obstacle in I way ot the Columbia River «hority, in favor of the w trust which rules Montana, iief Justice Sands and Hon. B. Edwards wired the Mon aa Senators, both Wheeler and May, sharp protests against ■is "teapot dome" of the huge re w=es of this state and nation. v, hen the letters and wires of istice Sands and the Hon. Frank arrived in Washington, e senators went into a confer ^ m Senator Wheeler's office, % in Frederic L. Kergis, act 1 SOllcl Jor of the Department of * «n s who wrote a letter to J*nators, copies of which were «by Sen. Wheeler to Chief ,/Sands, the Hon. Frank Ed Uormer mayor of Butte, the News and others, along " of Sen. Wheeler's re L'°. Justice Sands, along . rT e ex Planatory letter" from apartment of the Interior. S reply of Sen. Wheeler to .J^ce ^ an( L i s published ™ while the letter from the (Continued on page two) AND DOOR ENDS CL2. Queers News. i une 26.— After bltter struggle Kn* k ^ ^°° r workers ~ *coS toWork - Themill H it» ÎJ? es . °f the city have tbe a 8 re ement i*ti ii? blnet Makers Union •bikers ar' With whicb the IV U?® aow affiliated. SC%?J? f M greed to a V D*r u ^ es ' with wages to WVjfcr «„skilled la W for cents per M**' «?• A forty hour K S °! lded with em ^ time and a IS»rwo^- lme ' and the ^Utive as the rep Î* Sclr , 0 deal the or 'ty rights are also ÏJ* 1 *i«or tn r 18 in everJ but her«,'' llr , work % *** K he t u rb . itra - It *» , rt»y»^L b Y the Lati * (St rtruggu "tl the j***. Kgle they waged are *--- - __ THOMAS TO OPEN THE SOCIALIST CAMPAIGN JULY 10 CHICAGO.— Norman Thomas, Socialist candidate for President, will oven the 1936 $100,000 Social ist campaign fund drive at mid night, July 10, with a 15 minute broadcast from New York City over the blue network of the Na tional Broadcasting empany. Groups of Socialists and sympa thizers all over the country will meet together in halls and in the homes to hear the speech that will be the first shot fired in the com ing campaign. "It is a challenging task," said Clarence Senior, executive secre tary of the Socialist party, "this task of raising $100,000 for our campaign. This amount may seem small to Republicans and the Democrats, but to workers who must raise it with their dimes, it looks enormous. The money as it is raised will be used for more radio broadcast, organizers, speak literature, a campaign paper and sound trucks. "We have an immediate pressing need," said Senior, "for money to get us on the ballot in Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Caro lina, Nevada, Oregon, South Da kota and Illinois. Discriminatory laws in these states make it nec essary to work desperately during the next few weeks in getting the signatures. Money for expenses in this work is needed imme diately. Enthusiastic letters from all over the country are coming into national campaign headquarters giving plans for radio parties on July 10 and telling of pledges and (Continued on Page 8) >> BIG BUSINESS IS CHIEF DONOR TO DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN BY JOHN HERLING WASHINGTON, D. €.— The bread cast upon the waters by the Roosevelt administration is being returned in the form of cookies to the Democratic National commit tee. The cake is yet to come. In the financial report submit ted to the clerk of the House of Representatives by the Democratic party, a list of contributors shows that $302,550 worth of advertisiiig space has been bought in the big Democratic "Souvenir Handbook." The workers of Remington-Rand, Inc., who have been waging a bit ter strike against the officials of that hard-shelled company, may be pleased to learn that their bosses contributed $5,000 to the re-elec tion of Mr. Roosevelt. Rubber workers bounce up and down in ecstatic joy at the knowledge that both the Goodyear and Firestone companies crashed through with $3,125 each. Swift, Armour and Cudahy also came across with a lot of ham for the Democratic re election picnic. Among the non-industrialist giv ers to the campaign chest of the Democratic party is the United Mine Workers of America, which came across with $5,000. Distillers and brewers led all the rest in contributing $73,000 for space; manufacturers of auto parts and airplane manufacturers $27, 500; oil companies $16,000; the rest scattered. 100 PER CENT COOPERATION Reserve, Mont. July 2, 1936. Producers News: The last article in the Producers News on the grasshopper situation might leave the impression that we, at this time, had no coopera tion from either the county com missioners, county agent, or WPA administrator. • This is not correct. had lOO per cent cooperation from them all for which I wish to thank them. . • GONIUS LAURSEN. Socialists held that the most ef fective way to build a third party in the interests of labor and the countryside is to roll up a large vote for Norman Thomas in the November elections. Thomas said that some Republicans "may be taking a flyer" in backing Lemke candidacy in the hope of drawing away Roosevelt support. The Communist Daily Worker cites the Republican New York Sun's interview with Coughlin, in which the radio priest is quoted as admitting that there is a strong possibility that the Lemke ticket will split Democratic and "pro gressive" ranks and result in the election of Gov. Landon, and as making it "quite clear" that he would prefer Landon to Roosevelt. The Communist organ calls the Union ticket "a camouflaged move NEW THIRD PARTY NOT FAVORED BY THE LEFT GROUPS ment that will aid the pro-Fascist forces of this country" and "aid NEW YORK.—A lack of en thusiasm for the Lemke- O'Brien presidenital slate was shown by Socialists, Communists and Farm er-Labor Party advocates, on read ing the announcement of the Union Party candidacies, backed by the Father Coughlin and Gerald L. K. Smith. (Continued on Page 5) A partial list of the contribu tors follows: Ethyl Gasoline Corporation, $2, 500; W. P. Chrysler, $7,500; United Mine Workers of America, $5,000; Anheuser-Busch, Inc., $6,000; Roy al Typewriter Co. $2,000; Union Carbide Co. $2,500; Sinclair Re fining Co. $2,000; Sears, Roebuck Co. $2,000; Chevrolet Motor $2, 000; Elizabeth Arden Sales, Corp., $2,500; General Electric Co. $3, 125; Hiram Walker, Inc., $3,125; Olds Motor Works $2,000; Youngs Sheet and Tube Co., $2,500; town Associated American Distilleries, Inc., $10,000; American Tobacco, $2,500; S. H. Kress Co. $1,250; Armour & Co. $2,500; R. J. Reyn olds Tobacco Co. $3,126; Charms Co. $600. Calvert-Maryland Distilling Co., $2,500; Schenley Products Co., $7, 500; Penn. Mutual Insurance Co., Phila., $2,500; U. S. Steel Corpora tion, $5,000; Joseph Schlitz Brew ery Co., $2,500; Remington-Rand, Inc., $5,000; Goodyear Tire & Rub $3,126; Addressograph Multigraph Co., $2,500; Continent al Distilling Corp., $2,000; York Ice Machine Corp., $2,000; Holland Furnace Co., $2,500; Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., $3,125; Cudahy Packing Co., $2,500; Standard Oil Co. of N. J., $2,000; Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co., $1,250; Ingersoll-Rand Co., New York, $3,125; Wabash Portland Cement Co., $2,500; Swift and Co., $2,500; David A. Schulte Co., $2,600; Eastman Kodak Com pany, $ 626 . ber Co WEEKLY DROUTH GRIPS THE LAND, TORRID SUN WITHERS THE GRAIN-TRI-COUNTY MASS MEETNG CALLED JULY 15 ----- - * Mass Meeting Protests Chiselesr" Drive u Local Minneapolis Socialist Party Press Committee BY ARTHUR HOPKINS Special to Producers Ne MINNEAPOLIS, June 27.—A crowd that filled the larg General Drivers Hall met last night to protest the drive on the part of the city relief administration to weed out the "chisel er s" from the relief rolls. In two months of intensive in vestigation by a corps of detec tives and special "investigators", who are in plain English,, stool pigeons, the administration has uncovered chiseling to the extent of some $4,000, and convicted less than a do^en of the so-called chis elers, who in all cases are found to be persons who augment their starvation relief budget by earn ing a few dollars on the side, Selma Seestrom, ousto:' Friday by Mayor Latimer from the Board of Public Relief, was a speaker, and told of the difficulties in pro viding adequate relief when the Board is controlled by the Citizens Alliance who owns both the mayor and the Board. If she had her way, she said, she would prosecute the relief and city off. ials for malfeasance of office fc. ehe poor care provided to the persons on city and county relief in Minne apolis. L. P. Zimmerman, Stile Relief (Continued on Pago 6) s THE COURT HOUSE AND ITS COS'! I tes, and All over the United in most every county an.I muni cipality in the State of Montana, public buildings are be ig con structed with the aid ol federal grants. The United States gov ernment makes these grants as a relief policy to promote building that will provide work a. 3 a part of the general relief program. All of the money allocated for this purpose is going to be used somewhere, if none corner to Sheri dan county it will not moan that any the less money but that more will where, only SHERIDAN C OUNTY WILL NOT GET IT. When the paying of this money occurs, by the way of paying national debt, if it is ever paid, the people of Sheridan county will pay its share, just as much if it does not get its share as th - / it does—whether we bu house or not. Facing this fact, ia i sible, that Sheridan county g«t its share? It surely is. So why not build now a court house that is needed, and needed badly, and which must be built in the near future, and build it when the federal aid is available, which will not always be? It will be a very foolish and cost ly act for the taxpayers of this county not to vote the authoriza tion of the bond issue, July 21. The court house will beautify the county seat; it will be a con venience for the people of the county of which Plentywood is be coming more and more the center; it will supply work now when that work is so badly needed; and it be built now cheaper for the taxpayers than it will be possible. So let's build when it is the easiest to build, lets get our share! Mr. Taxpayer, vote "yes" on the court house bond proposal! wil: be used, be V ed else the will if a court vl ot sen can - FAMINE FUTURE FACES FARMERS Holiday Takes Lead in Call ing Mass Meeting, Wed nesday, July 15, to Con sider Action for Feed and Work Relief SEN, MURRAY INVITED Drouth grips the land! The worst drouth the west has ever known, worse even than the drouth of 1931 and 1934. At present it does not look as if anything will be raised in this section at all. The last rain accurred about a month ago. There was generous precipitation, but there was not subsoil moisture to reinforce it. If it had been followed by others as copious, and the weather had re mained cool the fine promises of a crop would have materialized. But the rain failed and the days grew hotter and hotter, while the grass withered and seared, and the grain turned yellow, and the forced heads blighted white. Yet there was no respite in the torrid heat nor the burning rays of the sun. The ranges are brown, the grass dry and brittle. The water holes are drying up. There is no hay crop. The gardens are withering. In fact, in the memory of man the conditions were never so bad as they are right now. The farmers face the summer, the fall, the winter, without crops, without feed, and with no means of securing food and clothing for themselves or feed for their cattle without relief. Relief for the most part has been cut off. The policy all spring and summer has been to take as many off relief as possible and as fast as could be done. Every excuse available has been resorted to in the cutting of farm ers and workers off relief. The county commissioners have not taken steps to secure WPA projects that could have been se • (Continued on Page 7 TOWNSEND RALLY OCCURS TUESDAY AT PLENTYWOOD Townsend clubs from all parts of northeastern Montana will as semble in Plentywood, next Tues day, July 7, for a grand Townsend rally at which state organizers and prominent speakers will be pres ent. A sports program is also scheduled. Carl A. West, of Plentywood, in charge of arrangements, states that extensive plans are being made for the day. "Abe" Weaver, state area man ager of the Townsend organiza tion, and Harrison J. Freebourn, will be here as well as other high officials in the Townsend organ ization. The rally will be helo at the Farmer-Labor Temple at 3:30. Endorsement of candidates for state office will be made. A Call was issued this week to all Townsend members to be here for the rally. The Antelope and Plentywood band will furnish music during the day. The sports program which will include races for all will start at 1:30 on Main street. Cash prizes will be given for th© winners of the races and contests. Everyone is cordially invited to come to Plentywood Tuesday.