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Local witch hunters get Kennedy's blessing
Accuse Dem precinct captain in assault on Progressives Marceline Blair. Democratic captain in the 27th pre cinct of the 5th ward, this week was named in a police com plaint as the leader of a mob of hoodlums who attempted to break up a Progressive Party street meeting by violence. A second outbreak of violence also was reported soon after Mayor Kennelly had gone to great pains to an nounce that there'd be no political assaults in Chicago A group ot ' young toughs' threw stones and tomatoes at speakers who were protesting against the state electoral board's action in barring the new' party from the state ballot. Some 150 people were listen ing to the speeches in an open lot near 55th and lngleside when the outburst of violence oc curred. "1 personally saw Blair hand a hag of tomatoes to some one in the crowd, who began throw ing them at the speakers." Mrs. Lettiie Phillips. 1310 Madison Park, secretary of the 5th ward Progressive Party, declared. Mrs. Meredith Sheehan. 1500 E. 55th. and her child were in jured by stones. They were treated at their home by a doctor. The arrest warrant, signed by Mrs. Phillips and Mrs Janet Wolfe. 5330 Harper, charged Blair with having been an ac cessory to the assau 11. Violence broke out at another Progressive rally during the week. Rod Holmgren, radio common hi the Reader's Interest The ILLINOIS STANDARD is intended to further the best interests of the peo ple of Illinois. As condi tions permit, it will be in creased in size in order to give its readers wider news coverage a n d a Greater variety of fea tures. An important fac tor in the success of this progrom is advertising income. It is, therefore, IN THE READER'S INTER EST to patronize STAND ARD advertisers, so that they will be encouraged to continue to patronize the STANDARD. JOSEPH RODBARD For INSURANCE 1 N. La Salle Phone: ST 2-4603 T H F ILLINOIS I« ovtord and publisher! WEEKLY by I he Illinois Piogres«i\e Publishing < ■*> . In* . 187 N. LaSalle Sr.. Chicago 1, II). Phone: RAndolph 6-9270 METZ P LOCHARD - EDITOR KENNETH McKENZIE—Managing Editor WILLIAM SENNETT—General Manoger SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 year —.—.. $2.00 (Add $1 for (Canada and Foreign. Re-entered as second class matter. Sept. I 7 )948, at the post office at Chicago. III., under the Act of March 3, 1879 tator. was speaking on behalf of the new party at a street meet ing in Washington Square when some hoodlums on the edge of the crowd began throwing eggs. None hit Holmgren. The crowd, amounting to about 800 persons, turned on the hood lums and ran them out of the park. Register today! All three major political parties this week speeded up their drives to register a maximum of Illinois' voters in time for the cru cial Nov. 2 election. Eli gible citizens can register in room 308 at the City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fri days, and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays through Oct. 4. On Oct. 5. the last day. precinct poll ing places will be opened for one-day neighborhood registration. I "Pr^Uf(^//7mnm 1waua|| HALT THE mFT iwT^ END ARMY I IN PREPARATION for their coming convention, members of the Young Progressives on the Near North Side tell the people of their opposition to the draft and to Jim Crow in the armed serv ices. Torchlight parade planned for state YPA convention Youth from campuses and in dustrial centers all over the state will gather in Chicago this weekend for the first annual con vention of the Illinois branch of Young Progressives of America. i 1 1 ■ Enjoy on INDIAN SUMMER VACATION at Circle Pines Center 284 acres of orchards, farm land ond lakefront $20-$24 per week, inch meals SPECIAL WEEK-END RATES Information ond reservations: Violet Robbin HOIIycoort 5-0787 CIRCLE PINES CENTER CLOVERDALE, MICH. Teh Prairieville, 7R-4 OFFICE SUPPLIES Fountoin Pens — Legal Blanks Brief Coses ESCO STATIONERY STORE (Opposite City Hull) 106 N. LoSalle ST 2 1862 The convention will be held at the DuSable Community Cen ter. 49th and Wabash. Saturday morning YPA dele gates will be addressed by \ Charles P. Howard, keynoter of the Progressive Party national convention, and on Sunday morning by John Gojack, na tional vice-chairman of YPA and international vice president of the United Electrical, Radio & j Machine Workers of America The Saturday, afternoon ses sion, which will open with sing ing. will end at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p m., the delegates will form a line of march outside the Du Sable Community Center and parade by torchlight through the South Side community urging repeal of the draft and an end to Jim Crow in the armed forces. Aid. Burmeister seeks probe lot 'red taint' in city employes Everybody's trying to get into the act! Now it’s Aid. John C. Burmeister 144th), a fat-cat Republican who lives on Lake Shore dr. Burmeistbr has discovered — the Red Menace. The Reds, he says, are trying to overthrow the Loop! (Given a little encourage ment, they might even join the liberal citizens of the 44th Ward who are trying to over throw Burmeister.) In the City Council, Bur meister painted a lurid picture of what those wild-eved Com munists are trying to do to Chi cago. It's illegal! It's awful! It’s radical! Burmeister didn't disclose the source of his information, but he says that the Communists are trying to infiltrate the city gov ernment. They're raising their heads in the bureau of bridges. They're flowing into the water system. They're utilizing the public utilities. (That’s why the city's in the Red.) And do you know why? Bur meister does. "It would be easy.” he says, "for a few men well organized under the guidance of the Com munist Party to paralyze util ities, isolate the Coop by throw ing up the bridges, then destroy ing it.” But Chicago's citizens need not fear. Burmeister. like the U S Cavalry, is riding to the rescue! He has proposed a resolution, now under consideration by the City Council rules committee, which would require all officials and employees of the city—both elected and appointed —- to sign affidavits swearing that they are not and never will be members of the Communist Party (ya gotta a fortune-teller, too). Lest his fellow aldermen should doubt the need for such a measure. Burmeister re assured them. He said that the American Legion, which has been devoting its mighty ener gies to trying to kick a gentle, middle-aged woman teacher at Senn High—Miss Emily Noack —out of the school system, has placed its OK on his proposal. ‘ But that wasn’t enough to satisfy Aid. Reginald DuBois (9th). who thinks the.4. Congress man Rankin is a piker on "white supremacy.” DuBois asked why the resolu tion couldn't be extended be yond the 20,000 city employees He said he would like to see it include semi-autonomous agen cies, like the Chicago Housing Authority (which has an inter racial policy) and the Mayor's Commission on Human Rela tions (which believes in the Con stitution). Both outfits are "Red,” according to DuBois. Before the Council sent the resolution to committee Mayor Kennellv got into the act, too He said he thinks the resolution ought to call on the state gov ernment to cooperate by chasing the Red out of the Red, White, and Blue at the State House at Springfield. As far as the resolution goes. Kennelly’s all for it. In that he differs with a lot of Chicagoans, it seems. For ex ample. Zal Garfield, county di rector of the Progressive Party. Referring to Burmeister's wild account of how the Communists are out to paint the town Red, Garfield cracked: “He forgot the dangerous pos sibility that the Communists might also release the monkeys from the Lincoln Park Zoo. But so many of the purge-minded politicians in City Hall are act ing like monkeys that I guess .our supply would be equalized.” Garfield, who called on “all Chicagoans” to “fight the reso lution,” remarked acidly that it "would start searches for Alger Hiss Jr. in our sanitation depart ment.” Vote non-compliance NEW YORK—<FP)—A policy of non-compliance with the Taft Hartley act was overwhelmingly indorsed, 36,297 to 6.055, by the members of the United Office & Professional Workers (CIO) in a nationwide poll, the union an nounced here. The results were greeted by union leaders as a "blow against company unionism and against those employers who raise the false issue of compliance in or der to divide and weaken the union's fight for increased pay and security for its members.’’ Jewish leader says Israeli will fight for full freedom There will be “further war fare” in Palestine unless full recognition is granted to Israel, it is admitted to the United Na tions, and th ' arms embargo is lifted. Dr. Joseph Mayer, chair man of the Israeli Emergency Medical Council, declared this week. Every MONDAY Night HENRY u.-, WALLACE 'S/ ANSWERS YOUR QBfSTIONS! WMAQ 9:30 p.m. (Daylight Saving Time) But Dr. Mayer said that there could be no doubt of the outcome of such fighting. ‘ Our people went to Palestine to live there and to die there,” he said. We can’t be chased away.” Dr. Mayer was in Chicago to raise funds for the National Committee for Labor Palestine, the U S. backer of Histadrut, the Arab-Jewish labor federation in Palestine. He is medical director of Histadrut’s sick fund, Kupat Holim. Many Arabs desire an Israeli victory, Dr. Mayer contended, because of the improved stand ard of living whicl. the Jews have brought to the Holy Land. In support of his statement, he pointed out that the infant mor tality rate among Palestinian Arabs has dropped from the 240 per thousand level of 25 years ago—before large-scale Jewish immigration — to the 130 per thousand level of the present day. This rate will drop still further in the near future, he predicted.