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Producers News
Official Organ of Farmers Holiday Association of Montana
Plentywood, Sheridan County, Montana, Friday, August 14, 1936.
,l XIX NO. 19
PUBLISHED WEEKLY
VOL.
Peoples Rule Saved in Spain
Defenders Now Tell World
fie Opinion
Opposes Interven-
tion In Spain
withdrawal from
Immediate
Spanish soil of all German armed
Jroopg, and the withdrawal of the
finnan fleet from Spanish watet»
have been called for by Paul M.
jBeid, national executive secretary
of the American League Against
War and Fascism in a telegram
L Hans Luther, German Ambassa
iorin Washington.
"Freedom-loving people all over
I the world oppose this intervention
in the internal affairs of the Span
ish Republic, 1 ** he wrote. The ship
ment of arms by Germany to the
todst forces in Spain was scored
[by Mr. Raid as a danger to demo
cracy in Spain and a threat to
world peace.
The telegram to Ambassador
hither follows:
LANDING GERMAN ARM
ED FORCES IN SPANISH
MOROCCO AND GERMAN
ASSISTANCE SPANISH
FASCISTS ENDANGER
WORLD PEACE AND
THREATEN DEMOCRATIC
GOVERNMENT OF SPAN- -
LSH PEOPLE. FREEDOM
LQVING PEOPLE ALL
OVER THE WORLD OP
POSE THIS INTERVEN
TION IN INTERNAL AF
FAIRS OF SPANISH RE
iiL B L 1 c - AMERICAN
LEAGUE AGAINST WAR
55? FASCISM REPRE
S?I ING 0VER THREE
MILLION CITIZENS DE
JANDs IMMEDIATE WITH
Ä AL 0F GERMAN
IROOPS AND WARSHIPS
2* sp AIN AND STOP
u, t G ALL SHIPMENTS OF
"itïons and air
a^ ES T0 SPANISH FAS
bSSS: te ! e 8ram® protesting the
» ni8t activities of the
•-risW • y er ? ment the present
Wn<itV f Tv the Spanish fascists
fceat It Ff° ple ^ Front govern
w nav e been se
«n 9n ,i sent to the Ger
ScSL ador . by many other
tuit^ p ^ d Cltizen s of the
^fear a* 68, , Many expressed
nrci ï fascists of Ger
as well as the
fcopu. f ,?P ain are forcing the
the Wor Id into another
nSts
league
martial law
IN lumber strike
LSP)— "Wock
Nstg vmi j a?Ue emphatically
g law L U r, declarati on 0 f mar
lumk Liearwa ter County
of „ er f m 1 ans ' strike," was
[JNitt dpfol e egram sent by the
Sor R iTl °^anization to
C ern °r calLS f Wabo wben the
Sng -t d out the troops.
l . 0r Rani Ze "8ht of workers
^ He Jir bett , er hour® and
JS and ! f ead further that
S not v ! 8tate
ttsed
to
armed forces
in strike-break
es.
STEFFENS DIES
NOTED WRITER
AND LECTURER
CARMEL, Calif.—Lincoln Stef
fens, 70 years old, whose pen had
recorded political and social as
pects of recent year® as he saw
hem as lecturer, reporter and
writer, died of a heart attack at
iis home here this week.
" Death of the writer closed an ill
ness that struck two and a half
years ago. He had beén failing
steadily during the lasft six
months, his physicians said;
At his bedside whén hë died
were his wife, Ella Winter, and
their son, Peter, 10 years old.
Steffens was a native of San
Francisco.
He studied at the University of
California, at the Sorbonne in
Paris, at the universities of Ber
lin and Heidelberg.
While in Europe he married
Josephine Bontecou, now dead. He
married his second wife in Paris
in 1924.
The Montana Farmer-Labor,
convention will occur at Helena,
Sept. 5th.
Foreclosures on
the Beaverhead
. „
By Rodney Salisbury
President Holiday Association of
Montana
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(Special to Producers News)
Dillon, Montana
August 8th, 1936
Many of us farmers havîe been
led to believe that the drought
is the cause of our financial
troubles. But history shows
that as far as production is con
cerned, the farmer always g|ets
more for less and less for more.
Wh**n he irets a big crop he gets
nothing for it Lui when he gets
notmng ior it aim wine« »
«à"* A "«"mer cannot, antid
AtaThe talced to
gamble with gophers, cinch bug »
hail, crickets, grasshppers, cat
worms, a® well as drought one
time and . floods another. It
rains sometimes when it should
not and d»es not ram when it
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season. ,1f the policy of cuuing
him 11 then U all*af these above
motioned ölst« would help him
Ä ^1 MtuX he would
do it, and nat y prac .
welcome them, tat bemK a ^
• ,cal 1-^rrîn ïï pro
ing consumption o pr0 .
dnctSS ctaal f cinsnmp«oS.
^atiitrF
Î19 D??mBHFAn E
IN BEAVERHEAD
Around Dillon there ha« «e
been a crop fa.lure. Sometime
"*'ä
• water or a ,
I failures, they have never
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BUTTE MINERS WILL
SUPPORT BEAVER-
HEAD FARMERS
Last Wednesday night *
* a delegation of farmers *
* representing the Beaver- *
* 4 head County Holiday As
* sociation met with the
Butte Miners' Union No. *
* 1, and asked them to sup
* port them in case it was
necessary to call a mass
demonstration to stop
* foreclosures in Beaver- *
* head county.
* The miners voted un
animously to support the *
* farmers whenever called
* upon. *
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SUB LIBRARY PROJECT
STARTED AT WESTBY
A sub library project has been
started at Westby bp N.Y.A. stu
dents Anyone who is able to read
is permitted these books Mrs.
Chas. Johnson is supervisor. Any
interested may call at the
Westby school from 1 to 5 any
day.
one
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them. If there is money m
farming anywhere there should
be in such a locality. But tne
difference between farmers at
j^,,^ ^ other pa r t 8 0 f the
state where they have not had
a crop j n seven years is this;
where a farmer on a section of
dry land owes $5,000, on a sec
tion of land in Beaverhead coun
ty, he owes $15,000, all of which
he is trying to pay taxes and
interest on. When he to •
bank in Dillon and is able to
borrow money, he is given a
cheek book and put on a bud
„T men hnva groceries
he Mis me P^r^red for
jh. «
a ^?f' t * se rfdom and
rapidly reduced
it willno* g t Dro duc
pnehers oftlu® gr^tproduc^
mg valley feeding the
bankers s p ' , farming the
Ä? Ä- Ä»
!£lr ïiÂ"(ro" SÆSX
tneir oroe^s ranchers herd ^ep
for them, they herd 'he ranch
ers for those who crack the lash
above their heads. U fe ntah
ing uncommon here to talk with
,f a fmers who have paid more in
{"rest than their original loans
am( nmt to, and now still owe
more than when thiey made the •
loans, and after paying taxes
on the other fellows' mortgage
?" r l a numb er of years, are fore
and other farmers who
c haye , couple of thousand
»'"i, 's; ss,
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Workers of Many Lands Con-
tribute to Huge Defence Fund
PEASANTS, LANDLESS FOR CENTURIES, SEIZE
ESTATES OF LANDLORDS IN FASCIST ARMIES
—NAZI GERMANY'S SEARCH FOR INTERVEN
TION EXCUSE COLLAPSES.
NINE POWERS SIGN NEUTRALITY PACT
The People's Front government of Spain announced con
fidently Tuesday morning that the end of the rebellion was
approaching—that the Fascists were being crushed on all
fronts. The ministry of war, in an official broadcast, pointed
out that the eastern coast line, including all the industrial
centers, in addition to the key points of the nation s trans
portation system, were in government hands.
Government aviators Monday brought down a three
motored Junkers airplane, said to be enroute to the rebel
camps. Arms and bombs captured from the rebels also
proved to be of foreign manufacture. But a pledge signed
_ _—:--♦by nine powers, secured by the
initiative of the People's Front
fate as their brother farmers
heforothem.
FEDERAL LAND BANK
dtitui rcc or arrfr
RUTHLESS GKABBKK
Of all the unscruplous land
grabbers, the Federal Land Bank
of Spdkan© is the most ruth
less. Of course if one 1® going
to be tagdoMdloj. it doesnt
make much difference whether
U is by a tag bank or a smaU
one. And if one were going 10
{£^f e " f b [ h( f ^f wSuld^not
breed of the if ouid t
make so muen amerence. in
order to distract attention from
the large number of foreclos
ures SaoSoZ
SjUl toTw% Z
ranks of the unemployed. It's
your neighbor t hat' s picked to
day, and then you. tomorrow,
^ fellow farmers , wh o are
fortunate enough to not be fore
deed, cannot long remain free
HOLIDAY ASSOCIATION
H AS REMEDY
The Holiday Asodation of
Montana has the remedy. First
we farmer8 . organize for the
purpose of «Jeclaring a moraton
um 0 n all debts until the condi
tio n s are so that we can pay
t hem. This does not mean that
we fh ali not pay small bills, but
keeps anyone from forcing us
t meet obligations that means
«nr destruction.
0NE BIG MEETING
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government of France, made it
certain that friends of the rebels
must act very cautiously in sup
plying war materials. Germany
was the last nation to sign the
pact. It was feared for some time
that Germany intended to make
trouble, but apparently the British
let them know that any menace
to Gibraltar by a great power
would mean immediate trouble—
and Germany doesn't want trouble
with England just now. Hitler
became very threatening over the
"assassination of four Nazis" in
Barcelona, until a French daily
paper proved that the Germans
who w*ere killed were not Nazis at
all, but refugees from Nazi Ger
many, and that they were fighting
with the People's Front and were
killed by the Fascists. Between
ihi s damaging exposure and the
calm warning of England, Hitler
had quieted down by the end of
last week.
NINE POWERS
MAKE PROMISES
The powers joining in the pledge
to avoid interference in Spain were
i ranee, Belgium, Portugal, Italy,
Germany, Great Britain, the Soviet
Union Holland and Czechoslovakia.
The French propose to ask for
American adherence to the gen
( ral neutrality pact. While wait
ing for the rest of the nations to
make up their minds to be neu
tral, France held six bombing
planes on the border, and an
nounced that they were ready to
ta:e off for Madrid if anyone was
caught helping the rebels.
'the workers' militia, with their
fie ce determination not to let
re^ ction win, are said to be learn
ing to use their guns efficiently.
Ti e volunteer recruits from mine
an I factory and shop—and kitchen
whipping themselves into
an efficient army. And they pro
pose to keep their arms after the
Fas» ist murderers are driven into
the <"ea.
LAND BEING
DIVIDED UP
The government announced last
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