Betrayal

Herbert Schulz gives us an inside''s account of the hardscrabble and often heartless prairie farm politics of the 1950s. The son of a CCF member, Schulz was an early organizer for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture and later an executive in the Grandview Pool Elevator Association. His compelling memoir offers many humorous and poignant anecdotes but is laced with stories of betrayal. Speaking from his intimate, and frequently controversial, involvement in farm politics during a critical decade for prairie agriculture, Schulz argues that the demise of the family farm has not been merely an inevitable side-effect of technology. Many farm families watched their dreams crumble as expected support from trusted politicians failed to materialize. During these years, numerous family farms faded into history, their memory serving as a quaint reminder of what was once a proud tradition.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Betrayal 1
Contents 6
Introduction 8
1 To the Land of Milk and Honey 12
2 Learning Politics 26
3 Farming in the Fifties 42
4 The Making of the Manitoba Farmer's Union 52
5 The Campaign for Cash Advances 74
6 We Win One 94
7 Uncivil War 104
8 Parity Prices 126
9 Victory – and Defeat 144
10 Cyclops Triumphant 158
11 The Ides of March 176
12 Denouement 194
Notes 210
Index 230
B 230
A 230
C 230
E 231
D 231
F 232
G 232
H 232
L 233
M 233
K 233
J 233
I 233
O 234
N 234
S 235
Q 235
R 235
P 235
W 236
Y 236
V 236
U 236
T 236
Z 237