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Why You Must Help
Why You Must Help
TitleWhy You Must Help
Date of Original1922-01-23
CreatorBaer, John Miller, 1886-1970
Creator RoleArtist
DescriptionTwo large men, dressed as farmers, labeled 'Railroads' and 'Big Biz Banker' walking with two small men in hand, labeled 'Subsidized farm journals, ' and fake farm leader.' One of the smaller men saying, "Don't our uncles look like real farmers, Howard?" Behind men is directional sign with text "Harding-Wallace 'Farm' Conference, Washington, D.C." On end of sign is a blackbird saying "Gee, that's a bum disguies, besides farmers ain't that fat now-a-days!"
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Bankers
Business people
Railroad employees
Signs (Notices)
Farmers' groups
Organization NameNational Nonpartisan League
LocationUnited States
Item NumberHD1485.N4 N66
Format of OriginalDrawings
Dimensions of Original13 x 16 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNational Nonpartisan League
Place of PublicationSaint Paul (Minn.)
Transcription"Secretary of Agriculture Wallace has called a conference at Washington at once. As usual, big business men, spokesmen for the railroads, the grain interests and bankers have been invited to attend, as well as many farmers and ALLEGED FARMERS. Baer's drawing shows who are going to this conference, among others. The conference will DO NOTHING adequate or important for you, unless YOU ARE THERE TOO. We don't mean that you must go there PERSONALLY, for you re not invited. But you can WRITE, HOLD MEETINGS, CIRCULATE PETITIONS. Rea[d] article on this page for details" -- Text with image.
President Harding on request of Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, has called a conference to meet immediately in Washington, D.C. to consider the plight of the American farmer. The Administration had to do something. Farmers have been the mainstay of the Republican party, but are becoming disgusted with the failure of the administration and congress to help in the present agricultural crisis. The conference is a political move to satisfy farmers and keep them in the Republicatn party. But if enough pressure is brought, the conference may recommend something that will help, for instance, the revival of the grain corporation and a cost-price guarantee for grain growers on the 1922 crop. In fact, the move for revival of the grain corporation is getting so strong that the Republicans had to make a pretense of doing something themselves. They want to take the farmers' minds off agitation for reforms which have not originated with the administration.
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace has invited bankers, railroad representatives, grain dealers and other big business men to the conference. Many so-called farm leaders are also invited. The calling of the meeting makes it doubly necessary that the work for the revival of the grain corporation be pressed harder at this time. Have you written your congressman and senator yet? Have you called a meeting and passed resolutions? All these things will help more than ever now that this conference is on at Washington. the conference must realize that the farmers know what they want and are earnestly out after it. There is no way to accomplish that except through your acting at once along the lines suggested.
Other things are helping in the move for revival of the grain corporation. Farm Bureaus are taking it up. The Yellow medicine county (Minn.) Farm Bureau passed resolutions demanding the revival of the corporation, and presented the resolutions to the state convention of the Bureaus for action. Good! It all helps. A.B. Gilbert of the Leader staff was invited to appear before a subcommittee of the joint agricultural investigating committee of congress, to present the plan for revival of the corporation. The sub-committee met at St. Paul. Mr. Gilbert spoke on the matter and filed a written statement giving the necessity for a federal pool and fixed guaranteed minimum price. So congress has the arguments for the plan before it in formal written shape. The Farmers' National council, representing a number of progressive farm organizations at Washington, D.C., has indorsed the move for revival of the corporation, and has sent out publicity urging it to papers all over the country. Fine! The idea is taking root. As reported in our last issue, Congressman J.H. Sinclair of North Dakota has introduced a bill providing for reviving the corporation. While the bill is not in the form that some believe the most effective, your letters, petitions and resolutions will help get a hearing for the bill in committee, and the whole idea can be discussed and a proper bill worked out by the congressional committee, if the hearing is called.
The state union for Minnesota of the American Society of Equity indorsed the idea, and urged it in resolutions, J.M. Anderson, president of the Equity Co-operative Exchange, St. Pauy, the biggest co-operative farmers' grain marketing agency in the world, has indorsed the plan in a public statement. But all this is nothing unless it is backed up with YOUR LETTERS TO CONGRESSMEN, PETITIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. Get busy. Let every farmer and his wife do their duty and we'll get results soon!"--Article on page with cartoon.
NotesCaption title.
Ill. in: Nonpartisan Leader, Jan. 23, 1922, p. 8.
Bibliographic Reference"Wallace's Washington Conference: Chance to get grain corporation revived, other events forward move for cost grain price." Nonpartisan Leader, Jan. 23, 1922. p. 8.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionNonpartisan Leader periodical collection HD1485.N4 N66
Collection Finding Aid
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (HD1485.N4 N66)
Rights ManagementIn public domain.
Digital IDNPL00092
Original SourceNonpartisan Leader, Jan. 23, 1922
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