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The nonpartisan leader. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1915-1921, June 21, 1920, Image 7

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them and Bill Thompson's boosters as
well.
While I was talking -to this^farm
organization president a policeman
started punching him in the ribs and
telling him he'd have to keep moving.
So he moved farther down front. And
about 10 minutes later, when the con
vention was ready to get under way,
a whole flock of policemen and- fire
men went down the aisle and herded
out'all the assistant sergeants-at
arms, my friend among them, and
chased them clear to the back of the
convention hall, where they couldn't
see. anything, hear anything or even
sit down, and kept them there.
I wonder if this president of a farm
organization (an organization that
doesn't go into, politics) thoofeht, after
this experience, that farmers could get
anything they wanted by just asking
their "friends, the politicians, for it:
politely., I wonder if he didn't want
to have a hand in running the next
convention, and perhaps give some of
the politicians (or Judge Gary) the
"freedom of the floor"—and then
chase THEM back out of the aisle,
like a flock of sheep.
Yes, there are a few farmers down
at the convention—.probably 30" or 40
altogether. They want to, get some
planks in the Republican platform and
^Qxpect to get them by asking for them
poKteJy.
Thfe National Federation of "Farm
Bureaus reprSSRs&^/the ultra-conserv
ative farmers. They ate opposed to
having anything to do with organized
labor or getting into politics directly.
Nobody considers them much—though
they get .plenty of kind words and en
couragement in the hope that they
will take the place of the Nonpartisan
league.
FARMERS' PROGRAMS ..
OFFERED CONVENTION
'"The National Board of Farm Or
ganizations also is here. This organi
zation includes both progressive and
conservative farm organizations. The
most influential and important mem
bers are the various Farmers'-unions,
national and state. President Charles
S. Barrett of the National Farmers'
union presided over the meeting here.
-The 20 or 30 farmers in this meet
ing decided to request certain planks
in the Republican and' Democratic na
tional: platforms in the interest of
farmers. They-decided not to ask for
anything that ALL of their members
could not get ifehind—^for which rea
son they decided not to ask for planks
for government ownership of rail
roads or opposition to any anti-strike
legislation, which most of the mem
bers appeared to favor but some op
posed. They finally submitted a list
of 11 planks, which-they thought any
reasonable man ought to be able to
agree upon, and asked the Republican
committee, on resolutions to include)
these in the national platform. These
11 planks were:
1. Representation for farmers in
the president's Cabinet and_ in appoint
ments-of commissions and officials.
2. Right of co-oper&tive organiza
tions to fix prices and to be protected
against discrimination by private
business interests.
3. Government control of packers.
4. Extension of the farm loan sy&
tem ip allow, tenants and non-farm
owners to buy farms and to get loans
on farm commodities find personal
credit.
5. Equal consideration for agricul
ture in tariff legislation With* other
protected interests.
6. Studies of farm production costs
"and the uncensored publication of
facts found in such studies^"
A Ten-Million-Dollar Political Show
x£-Si7. Conservation^,of natural re
sources.
8. Repeal of all laws restricting
free speech and peaceable assemblage.
9. Opposition to compulsory- mili
tary training.
10. Graduated income, excess prof
its and inheritance taxes to pay the
cost of the war.
11., Stringent immigration laws, es
pecially against Oriental labor.
Most of these sound very reason
able there certainly is nothing "radi
cal" about any of them. How many
of these were adopted by the Republic
can resolutions committee? Suppose
you look over the Republican platform"
and see if you can identify any of
them.*
The Farmers' National Council,
composed of progressive farm organ
izations from all parts of the country,
(Continued-on page 11)
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