Today in 1933: Three thousand farmers demonstrate in Neilsville, Wisconsin. The action frees jailed leaders of a milk strike.
During the Depression, desperate farmers are attempting to raise ruinously low milk prices set by large dairy plants. Led by the Wisconsin Milk Pool, they gather on roads leading to Wisconsin cities and dump tons of fresh milk. They also stop trains loaded with milk bound for Chicago.
Violence erupts across the state and a striker on a road near Madison is shot to death. To break the strike, Governor Albert Schmedeman will call out the National Guard.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
“Dine Around Fitchburg” takes place the first three Thursdays in November and benefits the Fitchburg Public Library. All dining locations will be participating for lunch and dinner, and will donate 10% of their “Dine Around” proceeds to the Library. For more info, contact: Alice at 273-2991 or visit friendsoffitchburglibrary.com.
The Dane County Humane Society is accepting donations of working or broken cell phones, laptops, digital cameras and more to help raise funds for animals while reducing the amount of electronic waste deposited in landfills. There are a variety of drop-off locations throughout Madison and donations are accepted through November 6th. More info at giveshelter.org.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk welcomes listener commentaries on subjects of interest to the W.O.R.T. listening community. Commentaries are limited to two minutes. Interested people who wish to do a Kiosk commentary may call the station at 256-2001 and leave a message for the Kiosk.