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A Progressive Weekly
VOL. I, No. 4 Fw'rrkua -®-618 Chicago, Oct. 2. 1948 ft
The whole world wonders:
Wallace's 10-point
program for peace
Representatives of 15 million Americans of Slavic de
scent meeting in Chicago, this week endorsed the candidacy
of Henry A. Wallace.
Some 1,400 delegates who attended the fourth annual
convention of the American Slav Congress in behalf of 800
organizations unanimously
agreed that Wallace “is the
only Presidential candidate
who honestly, courageously, and
with all his might leads the
people's fight for peace.”
Later the Progressive Party
candidate addressed a mass rally
in the Civic Opera House under
the auspices of the congress, a
federation of autonomous so
In his speech Wallace out
lined a 10-point "program of
action that would send a surge
of new hope around the world.”
He urged that:
1. Financial aid to other na
tions be used "solely for the pur
pose of reconstruction” and to
help the people of those nations
to raise their living standards.
2. The program of "world re
habilitation” be conducted
through an agency of the United
3. Negotiations "on the high
est level” be instituted for set
tling the German and Japanese
peace problems, and all occupy
ing armies be withdrawn by a
fixed date.
4 The peacetime draft be sus
Cbntinued on page 2
Taylor condemns
of Communist
NEW YORK — Sen. Glen H.
Taylor, Progressive candidate for
Vice President, has condemned
the assault on Robert Thompson,
New York state chairman of the
Communist Party, as an attempt
“to make politics a dangerous
business and intimidate those
who may seek office.”
Thompson, 33, v^s brutally
beaten t*’ three unidentified as
sailants near his home in the
borough of Queens. The men
fled after stabbing him on the
abdomen. Doctors said he will
Continued on page S
This is important
The editors of The Illinois Standard feel it is high time
that Americans—and Russians and Britons and Frenchmen—
take time out to analyze clearly just how hot the "cold war'*
is getting; to find out who wants war, who would win
a war, and how the world got into this mess.
Political Editor Bill Carr has completed a thorough
research job by writing the article beginning in the column
at the right. It is carefully documented and full of clear-cut
statements by people who have had an eye-witness view
of the developing situation.
It will give you answers to many of the questions you
have been asking. If you don't read another thing in this
issue you must read this article. Otherwise you may never
know what hit you.
FRENCH PRESIDENT Vincent Auriol greets United Nations delegates
at the opening session of the current meeting of the UN General
Assembly in Paris. The eyes of all the world are on the assembly
as people everywhere wait with heavy hearts.
War clouds grew darker over .the earth this week, as
the United Nations were asked to agree on a drastic pro
gram for disarmament.
To the question, “Will there be another war?” the peo
ple of the world got no satisfactory answer.
“That question is too deep for me," said Gen. Walter
Bedell Smith, U.S. ambassador to Russia. But he added more
reassuringly, “We are not trembling on the brink of war.”
. But war—next week? next month? next year?—was
on the lips of worried men and women everywhere. It was
in the newspapers, too, as the
Chicago Daily News joined
thousands of newspapers
elsewhere in headlining:
"Fear of New War Grows.”
At the meeting of the U.N.
Security Council in Paris, repre
sentatives of all the great pow
ers spoke as advocates of peace.
Everyone wanted peace, judging
from the speeches—but the war
danger grew.
Speaking in behalf of the So
viet Union, Andrei Vishinsky
‘‘Millions of common people,
who paid with their blood for
the crimes of the fascist inciters
and organizers of the recently
ended war, cannot allow the
repetition of a new war, which
will bring in its wake severe
calamities and hardships for all
He urged an arms slash of
one-third within the next year.
Was Vishinsky sincere? Brit
ish Foreign Secretary Ernest
Bevin didn't think so, but his
cabinet colleague. War Minister
Emanuel Shinwell, said that he
sober citizens would judge,
not by Vishinsky’s words
(pleasant though they might
sound), but by known facts.
One of the most important of
these facts came to light in a
dispatch to the Chicago Sun
Times from its Paris correspond
ent, Andre Visson. Wrote Vis
‘'Intelligence reports from
back of the Iron Curtain indi
cate not the slightest prepara
tions for war in Soviet Russia
or her satellites.”
Last February, it was re
called, the U.S.S.R. had de
mobilized all of her wartime
army except the 21- and 22
year-old classes. The number of
troops remaining in her army is
not known definitely, but it can
not be very large, considering
the tremendous land area which
‘Russia must guard. The Soviet
Union covers more than one
sixth of the surface of the globe
Continued on page 5
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rt* 51 "
IN HIS SPEECH at the Ameri
can Slav Congress convention
here last Sunday, Henry Wal
lace outlined a 10-point pro
gram for peace . . . see pages
1 & 2. Senator Glen H. Tay
lor, Progressive candidate for
Vice President, doesn't like
violence or intimidation in
politics or anything and says
so . . . see pages 1 & 6. Sid
ney L. Ordower doesn't like
hecklers and pie throwers at
street corner meetings either
. . . he's the man who's going
back—back to the corner of
Madison and Karlov sts. . . .
see page 2.
^ ^
DON'T forget to register be
fore Oct. 5 . . . see box on
page 2 for details. If you've
been wondering what the
anti-trust suits against the
meat packers are going to
mean in terms of meat on the
table . . . see page 3. Illinois
Progressives are still making
a fight to get on the ballot
. . . they're on the picket line
and will go into court this
week . . . see pictures and
stories on page 3.
☆ ☆ ☆
in the NEWS
PRESIDENT John Piich, of typo
local 16, charges Senator Taft
with trying to frame the typos
. . . see page 2. Pickets at the
American Zinc Co. plant in
Fairmont, III., showed their
mettle by standing up to a
freight train that tried to
cross the picketline . . . see
page 6. Jim Krause of Steel
doesn't know what this coun
try is coming to . . . first he
was slugged, then, when he
took the slugger into court,
the judge took the slugger's
word that he deserved the
slugging because "he's a
'red' "... see page 7.
METZ LOCHARD looks at the
"Berlin Crisis" . . . see page 4.
For the inside labor point of
view ISABEL CARR'S "Looking
at Labor" . . . see page 4.
"Our Town" . . . see page 4.
Movies reviewed . , . see
page 6. Sports galore this
week with AL VAUGHN all
over the place on football,
basketball, boxing, etc., in
"The Fan's Corner" arvd other
items . . . see page 8.
☆ ☆ ☆
FOR HIS PIECE on the Bern<»
dotte proposal for Palestin*
- see page 4

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