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WASHINGTON, D. C.—(NRECA) —The Senate late last week author ized a $400-million spending program for federal construction of "approx imately" four atomic power reactors to be located at Atomic Energy Com mission installations. The bill, which squeezed through the Senate by a record vote of 49-40 over Administration objections, was a watered-down version of the original calling for six reactors of different types introduced by Sen. Albert Gore (Tenn.). Rural electric leaders and other proponents of the measure have la beled the bill essential to retain Unit ed States leadership in the atomic power race for development of the new energy source. Opponents have claimed the bill would retard efforts of private utilities by scaring off private capital. Power produced by the reactors will be for AEC use only, the bill stipulates. In effects, the measure will provide an atomic power yard stick which rural electric leaders have declared a must for future develop ment. At the same time, the bill is expected to provide relief for the Tennessee Valley area where AEC Have You Registered? The American Heritage Foundation reports that 88% of persons in man agement positions of business voted in the 1952 elections. It would be nice if it could be reported that the same proportion of union members also went to the polls that year. But fig ures show that only about half of America's trade unionists performed their citizenship duties by casting ballots. That record must be beaten this year. It can be- if working men and women take a little time to register in order to be eligible to vote. The registration job is one that can be done now. It won't do any good to go to the voting booth on election day if you can't vote when you get there.—-COPE MEMO. The Readers' Forum LETTERB : No letter over 350 words will be accepted for publication All letters must be signed by writer, although, on request name will be withheld.—P.V. Editor. Should Peacefully Vote Capitalism Out PEOPLE'S VOICE; were asked t Editor, The GI's whi and die in World War II were told that they were fighting in a great crusade, a war to save the world from Fascism. The then General Eisenhower told them so in Europe and the same thing heard in the Pacific, where I was. Put less tiian two years after World War II had bean nominally concluded, the U. S. N'avy Department, as quoted in the < 'ongresslonal Record of April 15, 1947, fight was said : »II wan have been make them palatable. "Realistically, for economic reasons. T< socially and politically ideological issues have altvaya been in yoked." Capitalism has reached the stage where it lut« to depend upon a huge multi-billion dollar war preparations program Just to keep going. Under this system war is inevitable, and if we don't get rid of capitalism soon—It will get rid of us. The people of this great country can take their fate into their own hands by adopting the Socialist Dabor Party plat form to uproot the cause of war by organizing to peacefully vote capital ism out and Socialism in. That is why I vote for Eric Hass and am going to Mrs. Georgia Cozzini, the presidential nominees of the Socialist Dabor Party. — NATHAN PRESSMAN. Ellenville, New York. ELECTION YEAR OFFER The People's Voice 2 YEARS $5.00 Enclosed Find □ $3.00 for 1 Year □ $5.00 for 2 Years □ Renewal Please Check Which □ New will take approximately 50% of power generated by TVA in 1956. Commenting on the Senate action, Gore stated that "if enacted and vig orously administered, the bill will go far toward establishing American leadership in the development of nu clear power." This leadership, he added, is important both at home and abroad for "reasons of economic pres tige and political and propaganda rea sons in international affairs." * Forty-six Democrats and three Re publicans—Thomas H. Kuchel (R Calif.), William Langer (R-N. D.), and Alexander Wiley (R-Wis.) — voted for the bill. Forty Republican senators opposed it. Among Demo crats voting for the bill were Senators Murray and Mansfield of Montana. PAUSE THAT 'REFRESHES' DEPRESSES WASHINGTON, D. C (LONS) — It appears Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey has borrowed a slogan from a well-known drink company to describe the state of the national economy. The nation is now in the midst of an economic pause that re freshes, he assured the congressional subcommittee of the Joint Economic Committee. The auto industry soon will be out of the woods and "it is just as well to hesitate a little," he purred. Layoffs in the auto industry have now reached 200,000 he said, but a relatively short time" the indus try's difficulties will be behind us. AskeJ who he would blame if the federal reserve system's new eight money policy causes a business slump, Humphrey said he has never passed the buck in his life and doesn't in tend to start now. Does that mean he wouldn't try to blame the Democrats? Rep. Wright Patman (D-Texas) asked. "If I found a way, I'd be glad to," Humphrey quipped. a : in j R ea( J er Comments On otate OI the World Dear Editor: It's too bad we haven't more men like you to fight for the people's rights, and fight off the smooth slickers, that would steal the roll from a blind tumble bug, then kick him because he didn't have a larger roll. The money that is being given to these other countries, all over the world, is not going to the poor people, to cloth and feed them, but is going to the rich, to build factories, dams, and above all to build up the armies and munition factories. Oh, we are peace loving. If anybody talks peace, they are thrown in jail. No, you are not supposed to think peace. Why are we afraid of Russia? We are not afraid of their armies, or navy, hut we are afraid of their socialist sys tem. I do not pretend to know if it is better or worse than our capitalist system, but our capitalists do not want it over here. The way we are fighting it, it seems that they must have some thing. has surrounded himself President with a hunch of capitalists, like Defense Sec'y. Wilson, who opens his mouth and says the working men are just yelping dogs. And his Sec'y. Benson. Det him rob the farmers, let him grind them into the dirt, perhaps that will wake The cattle raiser, when he them up. unloads his cattle, and gets his check for them, couldn't go into the butcher shop, and buy back one-fourth of one of those steers he had just unloaded for the price he got for the whole steer. It is the same with everything the farmer raises to feed the people.— C. K. VVEARE, Noxon. DAIRY FARMERS GET 50c AN HOUR WASHINGTON, D. C.— (CNS) — Dairy farmers and their families av eraged less than 50c an hour for their labor last year. USDA's agricultural research service bases its data on Wisconsin and the Central Northeast. In western Wisconsin, dairy farm ers are doing about as well as they were a year ago, but farmers in east ern Wisconsin are making a lower average hourly rate. This decline in prices was largely a reflection of the drop in the price of hogs, the report says. In the Central Northeast, hourly returns averaged slightly higher in 1955, aided by prices of chickens (up 16%) and eggs (up 23%), Across country, only cattle and sheep ranchers fared worse than dairy farmers. Corn belt farmers were on a par with dairy farmers. Cotton farmers averaged 70c an hour; to bacco farmers, 67c; and winter wheat farmers, $1.02. CARE Workers Send Books to India NEW YORK—(CNS)—The Union of CARE Employes is sending a set of 99 paperback volumes of basic American literature overseas in mem ory of Matthew Woll, for 10 years vice-president of Co-operative for American Remittances to Every where. Woll was vice president of AFL-CIO at the time of his death June 1. ******* ★ * it ★ * ★ * ' * « it bump ★ ★ 0 it IS Of If AMO PM 'I it 1HEPEBPLE A Sr it ★ [ill ★ I -=> />' % COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLES: o' f.. ★ .DEMOCRATIC*-ONE MEMBER ONE VOTE M ß £ R$ l H 1P 6 P È JSL 'tO ALL ★ PR OF I T,S„ R E TU RNED TO YOU .IN, P ROP O RTJON TO PU RCHAS ES * & • ;V v* jf -'r o: Co-operatives Are the Balance Wheel That Strengthens Our Free Economy * DAGMAR F. U. TRADING CO. Dagmar, Montana FARMERS UNION GRAIN A FEED CO. 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Montana FARMERS UNION OIL COMPANY of Nashua, Montana FARMERS UNION SUPER SERVICE of Chinook. Montana EQUITY CO-OPERATIVE ASS'N. of Geraldine, Montana FARMERS UNION OIL COMPANY of Plentywood, Montana FARMERS UNION EXCHANGE . (nlispell, Montana EQUITY CO-OP ASS'N. OF HARLEM Elevator and Oil Stations at Harlem—Hogeland—Turner GO-OPS, OTHER BUSINESSES, MUST PAY HIGHER FEDERAL TAXES ON JULY I FLOOR STOCKS Business firms subject to the new floor stocks tax on products included in the recently passed Highway Act may now obtain copies of Form 2265 from the district office of Internal Revenue at Helena, Montana, District Director Thomas M. Robinson has an nounced. Returns, with payments, are due by October 15. Increased taxes are levied on floor stocks of the following items on hand as of last July 1 : Gasoline, tires of the type used on highway vehicles; truck, bus and trailer chassis and bodies, and tractors. A new tax was imposed on tread rubber of three cents a pound. An instruction sheet accompanies the new form, Mr. Robinson said. It explains and defines inclusions and exemptions in the products listed as taxable on the form itself. Continu ing taxes called for under the High way Adt will be paid as part of reg ular quarterly excise tax returns. A 16-year road-building program to cost about 33 billion dollars will be fi nanced by the taxes set forth in the new act. Wrong Thousands of Americans visit Grand Canyon every year to marvel at its scenic granduer. But an early Ameri can explorer thought differently. He described the Canyon as a "profit less locality (where) there is nothing to do but leave. yy Two million copies of the form were printed to meet the needs of affected businesses. Of these about a third are being distributed directly by trade associations and manufacturers, with the remaining two-thirds to be avail able through district revenue offices. Returns and payments should be sent to the district office, and checks or money orders should be made pay able to the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Robinson reminded business firms. Negro Teachers Out of Luck In School Districts on Coast LOS ANGELES, Cal.—Complacent northerners who think racial discrimi natory practices are limited to the South could take a look at Los An geles county and have their com placency jolted. Dr. C. C. Trillingham, county school superintendent, said only three Los Angeles county school districts out of 80 serviced by his office hire negro teachers. Requests have been made by these communities for 884 elementary school teachers, and yet there are 150 qualified negro teachers begging for jobs. Trillingham further said that in the 10 chartered cities in the county, which have their own educational set ups, only Santa Monica, Pasadena, Long Beach and Los Angeles hire negro teachers.