STATES & CITIES: Misery in Minnesota


Misery in Minnesota

Up to the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol last week marched several hundred bonuseers, destitute farmers, city jobless and professional relief seekers. Down the steps to greet them marched big bluff Floyd Bjerstjerne Olson, only Farmer-Labor Governor in the land. The State Senate, preponderantly conservative, was still mulling over the Olson relief program. The theme of the marchers' plea was: "Tax the rich to feed the poor."

Having heard them out, Governor Olson lifted his voice and said:

"I am making a last appeal to the Legislature....

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