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Rep. Walter H. Campbell j Bead: CUR MAYORALTY MEHftGEBIE Page 3 j Saturday (pre&b Thumbing the leaves of an an cient almanac the other day, I turned a page on which I read something to this effect: ‘‘The lion and the lamb shall . vilje -down together,” but the lines t that doubtless read, “with the mutton packed in the lion's in terior,” were torn off. I was minded of that old gag, when I read that “Mr. Dobbs of . Fargo” had mailed an epistle to the advisory committee of the Truck Owners to the effect that communist-controlled Local 574 was prepared to play the role of animated lamb chops until such time as Mr. Dobbs and his fellow officials decided the hour oppor tune, to play lion. Mr. Dobbs assured the truck owners that 574, absolutely in Vol. 11, No. 28 Farrell The “Crime” of Being a Personal Friend of Governor Floyd B. Olson Walter W. Liggett, Publisher of Lake Street Neighborhood Paper, Professing Undying Ha tred For Chief Executive, Conducts Vitriolic Campaign Against Personal Friend of Governor. Since When Has It Become a Crime To Be a Personal Friend Of Any Man, Governor or Plasterer ? 1 Hold no Brief For Gov. Olson, But I Declare His Right to Choose His Friends Without Consulting Journalists of the Liggett Type— I Detest The Brand Of Journalism That Sells Friendships to the Highest Bidder and Anoints Itself With The Essence Of Purity— When It Needs a Bath! Walter W. Liggett, nationally known writer and for several weeks past, publisher of a small neighborhood paper, has dipped his paddle into the political pond and attempted to “rile” the water. I know of no barrier to prevent any scrivener from plying his trade or profession in any locality in which he may choose to hang up his hat and spear for pork chops, but I question several items in the new publisher’s jour nalistic bill-of-fare, as well as a few statements made in the col umns of his paper. Mr. Liggett's avowed yen is to up-root and totally demolish the political future of Gov. Floyd B. Olson. In that, lam in full ac cord. I ponder only the methods Dobbs 574 Assures Employers “Mr. Dobbs of Fargo ” Write* Piteous Epistle To Employers, in Which He Assures Them That The “Lamb and Lion” Game is Legitimate, With All Communists Playing The Animated Mutton Role—if The Lion Will Wear Rubber Teeth! lust How Many Work ers and Employers Will Be Fooled by The Dobbs Sob Story ? The Communist Declares “WE” Have Secured Satisfactory Settlement of Minor Disputes* The Trouble With 574 is The Control of That Organ ization by These “WE” Boys. The “You” Boys Ride the Rods and the “WE” Boys Ride The Cushions! the control of known commun ists, had no intention whatever of pulling another strike before the expiration of the present “ag reement.” But if the employers will take a careful look at the Dobbs communication, they will find without effort that the suave Senor had his fingers crossed. used and the veracity of state ments made. Liggett pretends to be staunch ly farmer-labor. He may be. I have no means of knowing what the peculiar yardstick used in the measurement of prospective farmer-laborites. My observa tions have convinced me, how ever, that the measuring imple ment has many peculiar curves and few straight sections. Some weeks ago the Lake Street publisher broke out with a “Chas. A. Ward-rash.” From an acute stage it has apparently be come chronic. The first symp toms appeared in his issue of March 20 in “box form.” Dur ing its most violent stage he de clared that Mr. Ward, “through a i MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., APRIL 27, 1935 In view of the fact that Saturday Press was not included among the recipients of the docile docu ment, I am forced to depend up on the none-too-reliable columns of the daily press, but from them I glean the following: “While it is true that numer ous violations of the stipula- mutual friend, sent a wholly un solicited gift of S3OO to the edi tor. . .” which Mr. Liggett, said editor, “decided to accept.’’ Shortly before the S3OO rash broke through, he charged that Chas. A. Ward, had been a con vict some years ago, a charge that I have never heard denied. It is a matter of both record and fact that the governor and I are about everything else than friends, but because we are not, because we dislike each other heartily is no reason why my hatred should extend to the gov ernor’s personal friends and cer tainly not to the extent of per mitting me to taunt them with a fact they do not deny, and can not escape. I could never see tion, by some individual em ployers have occured, we have, in most instances, succeeded in obtaining a satisfactory set tlement. “There are still a few unset tled matters on the record. However the nature of these grievances is not such as to sport in shooting caged birds or gold fish with a shot gun. I have many friends w r ho are ex-convicts and a few acquaint ances I am positive should be identified without the “ex,” but as long as the first have liquidated their debt to society and play the game square and alx>ve board, I recognize no blemish and have no right to taunt them of their past. If the last can escape the toils of Law. that is their good fortune and not my bad luck. lam un der neither moral nor legal obli gation to “turn them in.” Editor Liggett was unfortunate in his choice of words. He said in his front page item that Mr. Ward, through “a mutual friend” had sent him three hundred dol lars which he had accepted. The word “mutual” indicates that Mr. Ward’s friend was also a friend of the Lake Street editor: that the unnamed gentleman shared the friendship of both: that each placed confidence in him and he. (Continued on page 2) 1 SINGCjB cofibs five dents precipitate a general disturb ance in the trucking industry, and we are sure that the em ployers advisory committee will be glad to co-operate in settling such trouble as may arise from time to time in this manner.” Mr. Dobbs must have dictated the above words between giggles. Let’s analvze them, but before we start, let’s first analyse the motive back of the Dobbs letter and the communist regard for any agreement entered into with a ‘"damned capitalist.” The Dobbs letter was sent to the truck owners’ advisory com mittee and the press on April 20, fen days after the charter of Lo cal 574 had been revoked by the International Brotherhood of Tcanisters, Chauffeurs, Stable men and Helpers! Bro. Dobbs wasn't dictating any love letters to the advisory committee of the Truck Owners zchile he uvs sailing under a charter issued by the Interm tional Union! And bear this in mind, you workers who have been tricked into joining this communist-con 'rolled “labor organization” and you employers who think you you have your labor difficulties “settled”: * Had the Charter of 574 not been revoked, communist Dobbs wouldn't have wasted a moment’s time on any letter to your organ ization and certainly no postage. You workers have been fooled long enough by the Dobbs and Skoglunds and Dunnes and Browns. WHY DON'T YOU WAKE UP * That charter was n’t revoked because you fellows who belong to 574 haven’t paid your dues! 11 zixts rei’oked be cause old Dan Tobin, president of the International Union to which 574 u\is connected by charter, teas disgusted with the communists who CONTROL your organization! Get rid of them! If they won’t resign, kick them out! If you lack the courage or physical (Continued on page 2) II I