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THE PEOPLE'S VOICE
Published Weekly by The People's Voice Publishing Co. at 1205 Lockey Street, Helena, Montana P. O. Box 838 Entered as Second Class Matter December 7, 1939 at the Post Office at , Montana, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Hele CO., HELENA, MONT. CO-OP PUBLISHING H. S. BRUCE, Managing Editor Subscription Price: Year $1.50; six months $1.00 No Commercial Advertising except from Co-operative Business institu tions accepted. Rates on application. Sophism Many things which completely contravene all principles of democracy have already been done and many more actions of the same character are sure to follow, and all of them will be clothed in mantles of hypocritcal patriotism, interests may be depended upon to give lip service to the pro tection and welfare of the nation, but just as certainly they will be far more concerned with how they can reap profits for themselves out of the emergency which faces our country. All selfish The National Association of Manufacturers, regarded as of the most fascistic organizations in the United States, is one circulating members of the legislatures of the states with a pamphlet entitled "National Defense and America's Future," containing the program which was adopted by the association at its 46th "Congress of American Industry" in December, 1941. The letter from the chairman of the board, transmitting the copy with which this writer has been supplied by one of the recipients, states that the program was adopted "three days before the Japanese bombers struck at Pearl Harbor." The next paragraph in the letter declares "Rereading this document today (the letter is dated January 20) it seems to that it is all still highly pertinent." It certainly is "still highly pertinent" as it is so thoroughly indicative of the attitude of the powerful, ruthless group which formulated this so-called "program." The first subject discussed is production and while the argument supports the plan of a "single agency with a single head," the Association at the same time makes recommenda tions that would create multitudes of restrictions, and all of them, naturally, predicated on the "business as usual" theory. It will be recalled that not only this organization but all of its stooges, wept and wailed when labor was given some voice in production management. It is obvious to anyone who has of the of this conscienceless me organization that it wanted a friendly czar in absolute control of production. The second subject discussed is "Strikes and National De The article under this heading starts with the state fense.' ment that "Every strike now is a gift to Hitler—paid for by the American people—paid for not only in dollars and cents, but in the badly needed defense supplies and civilian goods." Of course all of the article on the subject, attempts to blame all of the lag in defense production on labor. At the time this "program" was promulgated, the Truman committee had not reported its findings. The American people did not have clearly in their minds at the time, the "slow-down strike" by industry for more profits, which had resulted in actual sabotage of the plans for defense production, clearly set forth in the Truman report. The adoption of a cloak of patriotism to further their plan to destroy the power of organized labor was recognizable as nothing but scoundrelly hypocrisy by every thinking man. "Inflation" is discussed in the third article in the pam phlet and six general requirements are given as preventives. Four of these are so general that they mean little or nothing. However the other two are of importance and indicative of the real interest of this exploiting group. The first bar to threatened inflation according to the pam phlet would be to "cut to the bone every non-defense expendi ture." There we find this vampire organization again cloak ing its usual protests against all expenditures in connection with social services in patriotic language. The other important preventive as seen by them is to "Raise a substantial proportion of the cost of the defense pro gram by widely spread taxation and borrow the remainder out of the savings of the country, not from the banks." The im plications of this remedy against inflation proposed need no explanation. It simply means to suggest "taxing everything and everybody, but don't tax our profits." Under the heading of "Taxes" the mighty brains which conceived this program recommend "a general federal sales tax payable upon the last sale of goods and commodities pro duced for use or consumption." There is nothing new about this recommendation. Everyone recognizes it for what it is; a tax which is the same for the WPA laborer or the impover ished farmer as for the multimillionaire. It is absolutely with out any foundation in justice or equity. In their discourse of "What lies ahead for America," they speak first of the certainty that when the war is over, there will be millions of idle men seeking jobs, and arrive at the conclusion that "Wise policies now and after the defense pe These "wise riod can prevent widespread unemployment." policies" according to the program, "involves the investment of money for the operation and expansion of existing plants; for the invention and marketing of new and better products; for the development of new industries." This can be assured, says the program by the following: 1. Make investments attractive by allowing both business and individuals who risk their money to keep enough earnings to make the venture worthwhile. 2. Have tax policies which encourage, not penalize "rainy day" reserves and savings. 3. Hold the public debt to a size which will not further endanger the value of our currency. 4. Change our securities law and regulation of our securi ties market so that the financing of honest business will not be burdened by unnecessary red tape and expense. 5. Maintain banking and credit policies which will pro vide enough credit to meet expanding business needs but will prevent excessive speculation. Let us re-write these suggested assurance and clarify their actual meaning and implications a little. In this writers opin ion they should read as follows: 1. Take the ceilings off all profiteering. 2. Do not tax excess profits or surpluses of all corpora tions which now amount to as much or more than the total national debt. 3. The only danger to the value of our currency lies in taxing our profits or using public moneys for social services. 4. Take off all the present lids clamped down on specu lation. 5. Let us have the power to deflate our currency and credit so that we can be sure to destroy competition and in crease our monopolies. Elsewhere in this issue of The Voice, will be found stories of the excessive profits now being wrung from the armament program by these "paytriots". They need no editorial com ment. They tell the shameful story in full and tear the man OPINIONS OF READERS j Publications of communications under this heading, does not Imply that The Voice agrees or disagrees with the opinions expressed. Letters sub mitted for this department should be brief and the subject matter dis cussed to some degree at least, objectively. Clyde Park, Mont, Jan. 12, 1942 Dear People's Voice: The waters of time do go under the bridge, and another yearly subscrip tion is due. So far as I know I am the only subscriber you have at this post office and yet we are an agri cultural community. The farmers of our county (Park) have been held in the organized sway of the Farm Bureau Federation, seems that under the triple alliance of the Grange, Farmers Union and Farm Bureau, the two older organiza tions have left this county to the Farm Bureau. It (the Farm Bureau) has made sorry spectacle at educating the farm ers of our county to the need and strategy of farmer co-operation in eco nomic self defense as against other organized groups and businesses, all fighting specifically for themselves— .the devil take the hindmost, while the farmer has clearly been the hindmost. Strange to say, the farmer, even though bellyaching Incessantly that his group is the hindmost and taking the worst of it, too many of us Just don't co-operate in organized strategy of hold to and enjoy our own in a Just and reasonable mutual public economy (distribution of wealth). God indeed does help those who help themselves. Not strange to say that the farmer does get liberal co-operation in the prayers which ascend to heaven in fh t interest of a bountiful annual harvest of agriculture to that end there seems to be an all out mutual wish and prayer. The farmer expects to and does prepare the seed bed, plant and sow, weed and bug and worm in protection and promotion of the growing crop, then harvest and store the crop ready for market. Here the tug of war in controversy begins. What is a Just price for the farmers varied, diver sified and indispensible crop. In this connection it has occured to me that if the farmer, the banker, the baker and candlestick maker only knew statistical, experimental and theoretically the sum total of what the whole of us know collectively what a difference it would make in the thoughts that we think and the words that we speak on those multitudinous controversial questions. Moreover, if the whole of us only used the charity, give and take, live and let live that a few so commend ably use, that too would help the farmer and banker, the baker and the candlestick maker to a face to face and eye to eye state of agreement and Justice in all that pertains to tearing away the barriers from be tween the oppressed and the oppres sor. I'm almost It has occurred to me that a three months trial subscription should be made a feature in spreading The Voice more thickly over the country. Say three months at a price of 40c, or even 50c. scription is out the intelligent broad minded citizen who has been the re cipient and reader of 12 consecutive issues of The Voice will be sold to its support. If we can get these Indifferent aloofers to nibble at the bait the chance to catch them is good. Hopefully, When the trial sub R. D, KENNEY. Custer, Mont, Jan. 31, 1942 Editor, People's Voice: Re: Crop Insurance Benefits Having Just read the Jan. 30 issue of People's Voice particularly Mr. J. J. O'Connor's letter about crop insur ance. Yes, its quite true that figures don't lie. But, it's Just as true that Hers do figure. I will frankly state that the columns of figures used by Mr. William Leis tiko of Sun River do not He! It's my honest opinion that Mr. O'Connor doesn't understand the completed il lustration as outlined by Mr. Leistiko, as he is still raising the question of the whereabout of the 16 bushels. But tells me that, my children who are all through the 6th grade can ex plain the illustration, willing to bet Mr. O'Connor that he can't get up before an audience of 100 farmers and explain the illustra tion to them in a comprehensive manner. It so happens that I haven't that so called 5th grade diploma, but regard less of diplomas I think I can prove Now assuming the figures Enclosed to the satisfaction of all readers of The People's Voice that in the end Mr. Farmer takes a loss from crop insurance in dollars and cents. In the third paragraph of Mr. O'Con nor's letter he says: "Assuming that the figures have been set up correctly, over a period of years he will take out EXACTLY as much as he puts in." That is in reference to bushels of wheat. have NOT been set up correctly or are in such a manner that it takes every 3, 4 or 5th crop to pay the in surance rate while the actual crop loss rate is only 8, 9, or 10th. Will Mr. O'Connor or some other reader PLEASE inform me and a lot of other farmer readers, how we can procure an adjustment of those figures? C. S. HORTON. P. S.: I Just noticed my subscrip tion expires. the 2-25-42. you will find renewel check for $1.60. I'm getting my money's worth, plus. Helena, Mont. Editor, People's Voice: Please allow me to say Mr. Editor that during my sojourn in this sec tion of the country, I am indeed tle of hypocritical patriotism off the shoulders of these vam pires of our society. We must not fail to realize their power and influence. We must also not fail to support with all of our power, those honest members if our congress who have the integrity and courage to bring their profit making machinations into light. pleased to be able to occasionally get to read a copy of your most valuable paper. present war emergency—too bad it is not for sale at every newsstand in the state. Because only by the read ing of such papers are people able to glean a smattering of the terrible graft and corruption going on in our national capital. Take for instance the "white wash" of the Pearl Harbor affair, which shows conclusively that Washington is so terribly afraid of a thorough investigation that should one be made, it would be impossible to make Just two officers the scape goat for higher Though, not but what they And doubly so during the ups. should be made to pay their penalty for their crime, whether perpetrated because of treachery or merely gross Incompetence. But allow me to say Mr. Editor, that Judging from not too few re marks I have heard made In different points, within the past week, marks that run all the way from the suggestion of electing a whole flock of Charley McCarthys, for president, house and senate, to the under tone expression of a loathing hatred of the grafting Industrial and financial bar ons together with contempt for their flunkies in our national offices. It Is these remarks, expressed spon taneously and becoming much more noticeable that give reason to hope that after all, true democracy will ul timately prevail. That the real red blood of America will yet place such a price on treason, whether profiteers who are so unscrupulous as to de mand a profit of the lives and suffer ing of our American boys that are dying, supposedly defending democ racy; such a price that there will bo few applications and no survivors among the political flunkies, who are willing to sell the American people "down the river" for a consideration. Your for success in the fight of all true Americans against the fifth columnists who are demanding prof Re its that they may the better prevent, fascism. Sincerely yours, LOUIS LEE RAI. Rudyard, Mont., Jan. 26, 1942 Editor, People's Voice: We are all united in support President Roosevelt to win the war. WE WILL WIN. Probably the knowledge gained dur ing this emergency will show us where our economic policies has failed In the past. we find we were a debtor nation, but we were progressive and blessed with many resources, we had surpluses to export. Europe needed our raw mate rial and accepted, them, which was mostly agricultural. Our industrial production was not fully developed then, but the first World war fully developed both. That built up marine commerce and large metropoliatn centers all around our seas coasts still more. Those were the business centers as well as the financial centers built up by dealing in foreign exchange, in fact they were International banks, they had the money. They dominated the finances of our country, investments were in the business of international commerce, port facili ties, docks, Insurance, office buildings, and the merchant marine in this coun try in all of the sea coast cities as well as in foreign cities. The trend was to develops foreign production In order to create business for them selves. That business built up large populated cities along the sea coasts. And then we became a creditor nation. Europe being industrial and over populated and could not feed nor clothe themselves had to exchange industrial and processed goods to get raw material, they had to seek col onies that would accept manufactured goods in exchange for raw materials. We lost our export trade. We have the industrial capacity as well as agri cultural to supply most all of our needs. There will always be coastal trade. It appears our problem is to find a way for the surplus population in those sea coast cities not needed in foreign commerce, to make a living; if we cannot find something for them to do in productive occupations here, there will always be a large pressure group clamoring for foreign trade and having the support of the powerful In studying our development Their international bankers. Now to get what they want, which is sea commerce, some one thought up this Idea of controlling the produc tion of the American farmers, then lowering the tariff duties on competi tive agricultural products to get for eign trade. That does two things, it takes the American farmers produc tion away from him and gives it to the foreign farmers; and it has the effect of lower prices. It has always puzzled me, when we were led to believe reducing produc tion was for the purpose of raising prices for the producers, and at the same time lowering tariff duties to import to keep the ever-normal gran ary full to keep prices down for the consumers. As American agriculture is almost completely machinized that has cre ated many factories that has em ployed thousands of laborers at union wages and millions in national in come. To take production away from the American farmers and giving it to the foreign farmers that produce mostly without the use of machinery is going to force farmers off from F. I. C. GOES AFTER THE BIG SHOTS E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del., Is charged in a federal trade commission complaint, with misrepresentation and disparage ment of a competitor's product in con nection with the sal© of synthetic de greasing and dry cleaning solvents consisting of trichlorethylene and perch) orethylene. pany's solvents are "Cecolene No. 1" and "Cecolene No. 2," for use In de greasing machines, and "Tri-Clene" and "Per-CIene," for use in dry clean ing machines. The duPont company, the complaint aieges, has furnished its salesmen and branch offices, the degreasing and dry cleaning solvent trade, and owners and users of degreasing and dry clean ing machines with reports, Informa tion and data concerning solvents des ignated "Kolene,," sold by a Detroit competitor, such matter having been worded to convey false, deceptive and disparaging Impressions. The complaint alleges that the re spondent, in seeking to Induce own The duPont com ers and users of synthetic solvent degreasing and dry cleaning machines to purchase its degreasing and dry cleaning solvents, in preference to Kolene solvents, represents that the Kolene products have no merit as de gerasing or dry cleaning agents; will separate, break down and form acid upon being heated and distilled in the machines: will corrode and react against both the metals being de greased and the degreasing and dry cleaning machines; are more poison ous and dangerous to life and health than the respondent's solvents when used in the machines; and constitute a fire hazard. The respondent is also alleged to assert that proof of the properties of the Kolene solvents, as represented by the respondent, has been made in laboratory and other tests by the respondent and others. The complaint alleges that there Is no scientific or practical basis for the respondent's representations. Twenty days are granted the re spondent for answering the charges. Trespassing (Continued from Page One) shooting" during the recent "race" riot at Alexandria, La„ when 28 negro soldiers were either shot or badly beaten up. There are approximately 17,000 negro soldiers in the army camps in the Alexandria area under going training to "help rid the whole of Adolf Hitler." It is no wonder that there has been a "race" riot at Alexandria, La. Won dre is that there have not been sev eral riots. This column has information that in the Army day parade held at Alex andria, not a single negro soldier was in the line of march. A lame excuse was given that the negro soldiers hadn't been in training as long as the white soldiers. But surely they had been in training long enough to know how to march. The Army command, In this case, undoubtedly discriminated against the negro soldier in order not to offend hte intolerant southern populace. That's hardly the best way of going about the serious business of licking Hitler, and the things that Hitler rep resents. The negro (and this is to his credit) is beginning to think In terms of right for himself and his peo ple—and you can't blame him, espe cially when he is in uniform and asked to go out and fight, and die, for the cause of human rights. * We Still Have 'em Here Rep. Clare Hoffman, notorious anti laborite from Michigan, is paid off for his "services" as a member of con gress by the United States treasury. Until the United States entered the World War II as the result of the Pearl Harbor attack, Hoffman did a the farms and create unemployment and close factories. It might be pos sible to create employment for all of the surplus population in the large cities by giving all of our markets to the industries, labor and agriculture. In fact production has made all of the work and income for every one of us. Extracts from the Congressional Record of Nov. 10, 1941, page 8960: "Senator Eilender: 'The rice farm ers have never voted for a marketing quota, they had the opportunity of voting quotas on two different occa sions, as I recall, and voted them down.' "Sentaor Bilbo: 'Are the prices of rice satisfactory?' "Senator Eilender: 'Yes, I think so. The Department of Agriculture has made it possible for the rice farmers to borrow as much as 85 percent of parity. What has affected the prices really, is the fact that there are not sufficient bottoms to ship in rice from China. That in a measure, has af fected the price of rice to such an extent that the rice farmers are get ting today nearly parity. We simply have a better market for our product, due to the inability of the Orient to ship in large quantities of rice.' " I was much interested in Mr. Egley's plan of the people collectively taking over the ownership of the machinery of production and distribution, and he states: "That means either co-op eratives or public ownership or both." Repeating, I believe in fair prices for farmers, fair wages for labor, and for business: We built our oil station by paying market prices for what we bought, we had to sell over what we paid to operate, Insurance, interest, depreciation and expansion necessary. AH of the terminals of the Farmers Union built theirs that way. That is democracy, that is America. If you think you have a better plan, Mr. Egley, I am interested; publish it in detail so we thoroughly understand Sincerely yours. it. FRED ATER. Profiteering In— (CoiUned from Pace Oar) 4. Erie Forge Co., on a contract for $320,745, made 150% profit. Ten other contracts paid the same company an average profit of 140%. 6. Aluminum Co. of America made a profit on one contract of 129%. On eight other contracts the profit was 50% or more. 6. United Aircraft Corp., Hamilton Standard Propeller Division, reported 211% profit on one contract, and on three other contracts profits were 60% or more. 7. The Pratt & Whitney Division of the same corporation was one of the contract-holders that failed to fill out any of the questionnaires submitted by the committee. The committee reported that of all the contracts on which it was able to get information 54% showed net profits of more than 7%, while "many" ran over 36%, on the cost of the contracts. In reading these figures it Is well to bear in mind the nature of these "profits." They are figured on the cost to the corporation of doing one job—say building an engine. Suppose General Motors builds an engine in one week. The cost of the engine Is $100 and the net profit is $10 or 10%. The next week it builds a second engine, on which the net profit is also $10. By the end of the year the profit will be 520%, available tor the pay ment of interest, dividends, taxes and the like The profits reported by the naval affairs committee are bad enough In themselves, without adding the fact that they are pyramided. They show, without any shadow of doubt, that while millions of boys are being con scripted and asked to give up their Jobs, their families and perhaps their lives, the leaders of Big Business are piling it up and soaking it away In amounts that stagger the imagination. Not since World War I have they had such a chance to cash in, and they propose to make money while the war lasts. Steel Workers (Continued from Page One) The wage fight will be tough. No less bitter will be the companies' re sistance to the union shop and check off demand. It was no accident that 10 union men were slain at Tom Gird ler's plant In 1937. Little Steel still doesn't like union labor. darn swell Job here in Washington for the guy who has a domicile at Berchtesgaden —in fact, so swell a Job that some folks here were beginning to wonder whether he wasn't collect ing his money from Uncle Sam under false pretenses. Whether he still is going a good Job for Hitler can be Judged by the following remark he made on the floor of the house when it was an nounced that American troops had landed in Northern Ireland: "The papers last night told us about the landing of another A. E. P. in Ire land. Do you recall what Churchill said when it was suggested in the British parliament that England send an expeditionary force across the channel? He said that England was not going to send a suicide squad, but now they have the Americans over there, and the American boys are going to be the suicide squad, while over in the Pacific ocean, under General MacArthur's command, have another suicide squad left to fight alone while we send troops and equipment to Ireland." If Hoffman could impose his will on the American high command as to war strategy, Hitler wouldn't encoun ter much difficulty in imposing his will on the world. Which, of course, brings us back to the original ques tion of whether Hoffman doesn't get his salary check from the wrong place. we ♦ * ♦ "Towards a U. S. of Europe" "Towards a United States of Eur ope" is the title of a booklet Just out issued by the American Council on Public Affairs, which should provide some thought on the general subject of peace and the organization of the world after the war. Author of the booklet is Abraham Welnfeld, an at torney with the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The author very clearly points out the Inefficiency of the present Euro pean nationalisms, and proposes crea tion of a federal form of government for Europe, with each national group constituting a single state of its own. He doubts whether Great Britain and the Soviet Union could be expected to Join at first. The principal feature of the book let is the proposed text of a Consti tution of the United States of Europe, based largely on the United States Constitution and our experience with it, although with some decided varia tions. The President for the United States of Europe would be elected by a ma jority vote of all the people, but he would also have to receive majorities of the votes cast in the majority of the states. In addition to the powers of our President, he also would have the power of dissolving congress. The congress would consist of a house of representatives and a senate, the members of the house elected for two years on the basis of one representa tive for each one milUon inhabitants, and the senators for six years, repre senting the states to see that their national Interests are not overridden. The power of Judicial review would be exercised by a supreme court, un der a constitution more clearly worded than our's, enumerating definitely the powers of the federal government and reserving all others to the states or the people, taken over from the AustraUan, Cana Several provisions are dian, and Czechoslovak constitutions, Discussion of the proposals, which are well thought out, should be a val uable contribution towards winning of t the peace. limisf P'OP F.U.G. .A ä n . COMAS1 « < 4 / « \W<4 A Voicing Job's Wish. Letter Gives Clue. Calls 'Em Cuckoos. Why So Bitter? Forced to Reform. Farmers, struggling to keep their farms and homes under adverse eco nomic conditions, and other farmers who have seen their farms .and homes foreclosed upon, often wonder why they must be so afflicted and what is behind it all. They would doubt less like to have some one tell them why the group that feeds and clothes the nation is so militated against, as though they were offenders against some unknown law or power. These could echo the cry of that other farm er. who lost his farm, his livestock and his family and sat by the road side, scraping his boils with a broken bit of pottery. That was Job, who in his failure to understand why he should be stricken cried out: "O that mine adversary had written a book." He felt that, perhaps, if he got the Inside view of his enemy's attitude it would be of more good to him than the counsel of his friends. Well, the farmer today cannot hope to get a clue from a book. The ad versary Is too cute to print the real low-down of his opinion of the farmer. Sometimes a letter gives a clue. Take that market letter Issued by Atwood Larson grain commission house of Minneapolis, on December 9, when the farmer stockholders of the Fârm ers Union Grain Terminal Association were in annual meeting in St. Paul. It lets in considerable light on a dark subject. The farmers, that letter says, who came to visit the Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis, are Just a bunch of cuckoos! The private grain trade owns the nest and the farmers are Just parasites who come there to lay their eggs! You think that's too •strong — they couldn't possibly have put that in black and white? O, no? Read the letter and decide for your self the amiable attitude of these pri vate enterprises who make their prof its and their money from the very farmers they secretly despise. * * * Here's the very note—this is what they wrote: "There were a lot of the Farmers Union boys down on 'Change today, but we presume after all they have heard that they Judiciously left their wallets in care of the hotel clerks. Think everybody will grant that the Chamber of Commerce is at least a great hatchery. Ever since the writer can remember there have always been factions that were sort of anti-Cham ber—even our own Minnesota legis lature in the old days. "Like the Cuckoo, however, those interested in grain come to the Cham ber of Commerce to lay their eggs, and we want It known they are roy ally welcome. The Chamber of Com merce has built extra 'nests' for cuckoo eggs for years, even before the Farm Board days and Its subsid iaries and off-shoots. The C. C. C. is one of our best layers at present. The Chamber of Commerce is ready to sacrifice and co-operate with the government during this crisis, but when It's over the best interests of the producer will be served through the handling of his grain by private enterprise and business competition." * If that does not reveal the venom and malice that dwells in the heart of the Atwood-Larson type of private enterprise against the farmer, and particularly the organized farmer. It will at least help the grain producer to understand the secret hate that burns against him and a part of the reason why the farmer has to struggle to keep even and hang onto his farm. Why should Atwood-Larson be so bit ter? It is plain enough. When the farmers market their grain through their own marketing organization the private enterprise gets less business. Now, that private enterprise is under the mistaken impression that it is the whole show. The farmer, in its lofty viewpoint, is merely the fifth wheel of the wagon and any time he dares to invade the monopoly granted to private enterprise by an old Minne sota legislature, that farmer Instantly becomes a cuckoo invading the prem ises of the owner! * * That is only part of the reason. The Farmers Union, under the leader ship of M. W. Thatcher, forced pri vate enterprise to pay the farmer the protein premium that private enter prise previously pocketed. It forced the enactment of a law making it a felony to sell stored grain and charge the owner Interest and Insurance. The same Farmers Union, with Mr. Thatcher pressing the issue, caused the enactment of the Commodity Ex change law, under which the govern ment supervises private enterprise and has ended abuses and trickery by which the grain producer has been robbed for more than 70 years! That is why Atwood-Larson calls the or ganized farmer a "cuckoo" and sneers at him for watching his wallet when he Is in the same building with At wood-Larson—particularly now when the same farmers' wallets are fatter than they have been, what with a fair loan value on grain, honest grades, weights and dockage, forced by the competition of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association.