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Socialist Woman's league meets
311 Masonic Temple, Saturday, 2:30
p. m. Speakers: Alice Henry on
"Woman and Modern Industry";
Max Loeb on "Social Legislation, of
Dity, State and Nation."
Meeting of Maplewood Y. P. S. L.,
Temple hall, 2565 Fullerton av., to
night, 8 p. m. '
Socialist Woman's club, 28th ward,
to have entertainment, Thurs., 2 p.
m., Rockwell hall, Milwaukee av. and
Esther Falkenstein Settlement
Woman's club to meet Thurs., 2 p.
m., 1917 N. Richmond st. Bazaar
Dec. 9 and 14.
BITS OF NEWS
Walter Scott Clark, son of C. S.
Clark, chief architect Armour & Co.,
and Howard Tucker, 18, accused of
assault and battery by Anna Leitch,
20, 430G Calumet.
Chief Healey has formed flying
squads to "clean up" town.
Gov't hunting Chinese blackmail
Capt. John Donlon, Fire engine Co.,
No. 26, died in station house, Lincoln
st. and Grand av.
Answer: No, not measured. You
sbould be surveyed. ,
SIMONS ANALYZES WHY THE
SOCIALIST VOTE DROPPED
A. H. Simons, former editor Chi
cago Daily Socialist for five years,
has an article in the New Republic
this week on "The Future of the
Socialist Party." He states the So
cialist vote nationally will probably
not exceed 600,000. He then makes
an analysis of why the Socialist vote v!H
dropped from 901,000 in 1912 to the
vote of this year. Methods and mo
tives of the Socialist party are at
tacked bitterly and the accusations
are sure to bring denials and counter-accusations.
"Three days after election the So
cialist press and the national head
quarters were still claiming 1,200,000
votes," writes Simons. "Everyone
who had access to the news reports
knew before the decision had been
made between Wilson and Hughes
that the Socialist vote had dropped.
Ther,e was a time when the Socialist
party tried to educate its followers
rather than to 'fake' election returns.
"Intellectually and politically the
mind of the party is in Europe. The
war has emphasized this. A careful
scheme was set in motion to capture
the machinery of the party by those
in sympathy with the ruling class of
Germany. On every question they
worked in complete accord with the
German-American Alliance. Most of
our press did the same. Yet it is only
just to add that this was partly
through the fact that the pacifist
movement had been also manipulat
ed in the pro-German direction, and i
most Socialists followed the pacifists.
"It is not even considered good
form to denounce autocracy, and."
'Prussian militarism' has not lacked -its
defenders within the Socialist
"At a time when the American
people and, indeed, the whole world
is turning against the liquor traffic,
the Socialist party allaws itself to be
dragged at the heels of the brewery
and saloon forces," .