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Whole system of Jim Crow exposed Henry Wallace’s recent tour of the South is the most important contribution to the welfare of our coun try made by any political party in the last eighty years. The tremendous implications of this tour, both nationally and internationally, are not yet fully understood even hy large sections of the American people who are fighting for the Progressive Party throughout the country’. We can appreciate this fact if we take a quick glance at the results of Wallace's open letter to Premier Stalin a few months ago. If we did not fully understand the world wide implications of this act then, we now know that it is the leader ship of Henry Wallace that is re sponsible for the present situation in which we find the Great Powers coming to grips with the funda mental issues of peace. The United States, the Soviet Union, Gieat Britain and France are holding meeting after meeting despite the frantic efforts of American Big Business to blind us to this truth by means of a carefully planned campaign of confu sion and red-baiting. It is in this light that we must viewT Wallace’s tour of the South where he spoke at 30 public non segregated meetings in 28 cities in 7 states all within a period of seven days, traveling an estimated four thousand miles. We must not make the mistake of assuming that this tour was just a matter of improving race relations or insuring a larger Negro vote for the Progressive Party in November. Henry Wallace, exercising his great courage, honesty and integ rity, has exposed the whole rotten system of Jim Crow, even as the leaders of the two old parties try to ignore it. He has proved to himself, to America and to the world that the system which breeds Jim Crow is the system which has kept the United States from exer cising its great strength through the United Nations, in behalf of world peace. Understanding this great lesson, the Negro and white people in con cert with labor and all progressives, will redouble their efforts, will har ness their tremendous energies to fight it out during the next period to show organized reaction in this country that we can achieve victory for the Progressive Party in No vember. I HENRY WALLACE SAYS: They haven't heard the last from Illinois 1r WAS NOT just by accident that Chicago was the place from which I announced to the nation last December that I was an independent candidate for the presidency of the United States. Chicago and Illinois played a large role in helping me to decide to become a candi date. In the splen did campaign which you waged in the judicial election here in Cook County in November, 1947, you demonstrated that the Ameri can people are ready to break with the unholy, undemocratic biparti sans. You showed that the American people were eager—and able—to come out fighting for a new political party of their own. They have come out fighting—we have that new political party and you loyal people of Illinois have played a mighty part in its forma tion. But we still have a big fight on our hands. In their desperation, the corrupt machines of the Demo crats in Cook County and the Re publicans downstate openly collab orate in an attempt to keep us off the Illinois ballot. ISAY that any state which keeps the Progressive Party off' the ballot is depriving the people of a free election. I say that the fight for the ballot in Illinois is also a fight to defend the Constitution of the United States. If they destroy your right to vote for the Progressive Party, they destroy your basic con stitutional right. We pledge ourselves to an all-out fight to enforce this constitutional right. In pledging to live by the Con stitution, we have earned enemies. And we are proud of our enemies: The men who stand for Jim Crow. The men who stand for Taft Hartley. The men who support fascists in Greece and China. The men who prefer an atmos phere of war, because they profit by it. The men who hated Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal and who now find their unity in hatred for the Progressive Party. These men, Republicans and Democrats bound together by hate, are using every mechanism which bipartisan fear can suggest. YES, our all-out fight for con stitutional democracy has earned us enemies. But it does not matter if they call us red or black, if they lie about us or egg us or stone us. We will not join the Republican Democratic poker match which gov erns out of the back room—from the bottom of the deck. The shopworn, the discredited, the cheap political tricksters have joined with those who all their lives have practiced black reaction. They have set up one camp, though there are many banners. AND WHAT are they joined against? What are we that they should forget old feuds to fight against us? We are those who stand against the course which leads to war. We are those who would take from the hands of monopoly the power to say who shall starve and who shall feast. We are those who protest a policy toward minority groups that is ad ministered by a policeman’s night stick. We are those who feel attacked whenever the color of man’s skin or the color of his political beliefs is the official excuse for brutality, whether at home or abroad. We must go now into every home in this state, onto every street corner. We must tell the people who we are. We will stand up and take the jeers of hirelings. We must work—we will work, so that on Nov. 2 the people of Illinois can clearly choose. I By PETER WILLIAMS ROSE ROSE (nope, we’re not stut tering!), Prog. Party’s office manager at 187 N. LaSalle, quotes the Irish maid who tended her room in a New York hotel: “Shure, that Wallace, he’s a foin man, he is, that one. It’s myself that went all the way to Philadel phia to hear him at that conven tion, and shure a wonderful speech it was that he made there. . . . But some of me friends are awful re actionaries, they are. Shure, and do you know what they tell me? They say, ‘Shure, and why don’t ya be goin’ back to Roosia where ya came from?’ ” ☆ ☆ ☆ GLAMOR-PUSS Uta Hagen is com ing to Chicago to star in “Street Gar Named Desire.” Maybe you heard . . . that Uta attended the founding conven tion of Progressive Party in Phila. as a delegate! _A_ _A_ _A_ I *-» *->* Just between us Progressives—a helluva lot of Sun-Times newsmen signed Wallace petitions! ☆ ☆ ☆ CLARK FOREMAN, who covered Wallace’s Dixie tour, writes in the N.Y. Star: “A representative of Time and Life on the tour wore a Dixiecrat but ton.” ’Nuff said about Time & Life! ☆ ☆ ☆ THERE’S a Welcome Home Party for artist Margaret Taylor Goss, just back from an art trip to New York, at DuSable Community Center, 4845 S. W abash, Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 p.m. -A- -A, .A, MIMI WOLFSON, mother of little 1 lA -year-old Rowena Jill Wolfson who was accidentally struck down and killed by an auto last week when she wandered into Cambridge street, wants Standard readers to help her. Mrs. Wolfson has no photographs of her little girl. But a lot of photos were taken of Mrs. Wolfson when she and her baby “walked” the picketlines around City Hall last Friday at noon, protesting the denial of a place on the ballot to the Progressive Party. If you possess any of these photos, or know anyone who does, I contact Mrs. Wolfson at 524 W. Locust. ly'umTarr D«WSO!l9 |»il4‘k VHIII' lljl^s! ET’S hope that Rep. William Daw son. the Democrats’ gift to the na tion from the South Side’s 1st district, has cleaned all the receipts, correspond ence, and other material out of his Washington office. Around the City Hall they’re betting that he won’t be going back to the cap ital next January. There are several reasons, these wise acres say, why Dawson can consider his political days numbered. First, he’s up against a really formid able opponent in the person of the Pro gressive Party’s Earl B. Dickerson, prom inent businessman and civic leader. Dawson himself supported Dickerson as the most qualified man in an alder manic runoff in the late ’30s, after Dickerson had bested Dawson in the three-way primary. As far back as 1929 Dickerson, although a liberal, was en dorsed by even the Tribune. Second, Dawson’s fight against a movement to strengthen the Dem ocrats’ civil rights plank at their Philadelphia convention exposed his failure to work for the best in terests of his Negro constituents. Third, the devastating blast against Dawson by the former assistant publicity director of the Democratic National Committee, John H. Young III, is sup posed to have hurt Dawson plenty. There was too much circumstantial evidence to back Young’s eye-witness charge that Dawson is “playing a game of segregation and selling his own people down the river.” And finally, Dawson’s own record in Congress is doing him no good. He was absent from sessions of the House more frequently than the rest of the Illinois representatives put together! HOMER AYRES, farm relations di rector for the United Farm Equip ment & Metal Workers of America (CIO), was in town this week with some interesting observations about po litical developments in rural areas. Farm prices have broken and seem to be headed for a steady decline, Ayres says, and the farmers are worried. Their fears turn to anger, however, when they see International Harvester boosting its prices on farm equipment at the same time. (By the way, the day after Harvester boosted its prices, it was named in a government anti-trust suit.) But Ayres points out that the farmers can’t be won by the progressives unless some real spadework is done out in the countryside. Trade unionists and Pro gressives should get out and meet the farmers, he feels. They’ll find it time well spent. An encouraging development along this line in Illinois is the appointment of Conrad Komorowski and Charles Fisher to be downstate organizers for the Pro gressives. A CHICAGOAN who helped Georgia’s People’s Progressive Par ty collect signatures claims that “there is a march forward in Georgia.” The Chicagoan, Michael Le Glaire, predicts that “the world will be astound ed when it sees the vote cast for Henry Wallace in the South.” Mai Coghlan, GOP candidate for state’s attorney, certainly isn’t qualified for that job, but his press agent is very well qualified for his job. He’s Frank Doherty, ex-Sun staffer and member of the fabulous Doherty clan (Jim of the Trib, Tom of the Herald-American, Eddie the free-lancer, and Bill of the Sun Times). Frank by the way, used to work on the Standard once himself, he tells us. But it was another paper altogether, the American Daily Standard, which was published here a couple of decades ago.