Daily Courier 13 June 1935 Three homesteaders evicted
assured of compulsory the of to THREE HOMESTEAD KNOCKERS FIRED FROM PREMISES n a t i o n a l Xrivs Service. PLEASANT. June 13.-- Bj Int MOUNT Three prospectHo homesteaders who worked 1,200 hours without pay on the Federal homw.ead projects here but who urged changes in the setup were formally notified they were discharged discharged toda by David w. Day, manager. The men who cruized Day's administration administration of the Westmoreland Homesteads Homesteads colony are James c. Stlvut, president of the Homesteads Cooperative Cooperative Association; Ed, P. Baum, vice-president and director, and Harvey Harvey Smaltzer, flre chief. Baum was the only one occupying a home in the rolnny. Smeltzer, wb in 57, and Silvus, a Greenshurg plasterer, were preparing to move by wintar. They were told toda; they would have to find nw and new jobs without further notice Tho three men, representing 95 cent of the homesteaders carried petition to Washington last week asking that the plan, of contributing 50 per cent of. their working hours a "community fund" with no cash a be abolished. Loss of homes 35 and jobs -was their reward. In explaining the dismissals, Day declared: "They misrepresented conditions here nt the homesteads."