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Petition Governor in ballot fight
: Wallace & Taylor here Oct. 15 :
• Henry Wallace and his
• running mate, Sen. Glen
• Taylor, will speak at three
J mass meetings in Chicago
•' next Friday, Oct. 15, along
2 with local Progressive can
• didates.
2 On the South Side, they
• will appear at a “Freedom
2 Rally” to be held in the 8th
• Regiment Armory, 35th and
Giles. •
On the West Side, they’ll J
speak in Sokol Hall, 2345 *
S. Ked'/ie. •
On the North Side, they’ll •
address a rally in the audi- J
torium of Lakeview High •
School, Ashland and Irving £
Park. •
All three meetings will J
begin at 8:15 p.m. •
U.S. increases war supplies'
to China's dictator Chiang
are expected to mount sharply in
China's civil war, which is being
fought mainly with American
arms, as a result of drastically
increased U.S. military ship
ments to Chiang Kai-shek.
The greatest increase in vic
tims is likely to be among civil
ians, including factory workers.
Chiang has been trying to make
up for land warfare losses by
bombing the rear bases of the
Communist-led People's Armies,
which have no planes of their
own. The U.S. supplies to Chi
ang. which will be provided un
der a new procedure secretly
devised in Washington, consist
largely of planes (P-47D, P-51D
and other types) and high octane
Due to arrive in October is !
enough air fuel to keep Chiang’s
planes in the air for almost a
year. Chiang’s government pre- |
viouslv had to buy and ship its
own gas. Now purchases will be
made by U.S. Defense Depart
ment procurement officers and
Milk price-fixers indicted
major milk firms here have
been indicted by ti federal
grand jury for conspiring to fix
milk prices.
The indicted firms, the jury
said, sell over two-thirds of $16
million in milk distributed in
this area. They are accused
under the Sherman anti-trust
act of forcing uniform prices
and business practices with the
help of the Universal Milk Bot
tle Service. This service refused
to furnish or return bottles to
firms which failed to “toe the
line” on prices and practices,
the grand jury alleged.
Milk now is sold here at the
peak price in local history—22c
a quart.
carried to China in U.S. army
and navy transports.
Another batch of supplies be
ing shipped to Chiang contains
300,000 rifles. Most of these are
brand new. but they are being
“sold” to China at a price only
10 per cent of what U.S. tax
payers spent to buy them. Over
$21 million worth of military
items will be carried by U.S.
vessels direct to Chinese govern
ment combat troops on the North
China front by way of the port
of Tientsin.
Seattle labor
lawyer freed
in perjury case
SEATTLE, Wash.—A jury in
the U.S. District Court here has
discredited a whole stable of
un-American Committee wit
nesses by ruling that John
Caughlan, noted labor and civil
rights attorney, was not guilty
of perjury when he testified two
years ago that he was not a
Caughlan's testimony had
been given in behalf of a trade
union client at naturalization
proceedings two years ago. A
small army of witnesses, col
lected by the state's “Little
Dies” committee, had contended
that Caughlan lied when he de
nied being a Communist. Many
of the witnesses against Caugh
lan have testified before the
House un-American Committee
in Washington.
The Washington State CIO
Council, in convention at Kelso,
gave a tremendous ovation to
the news of Caughlan’s vindica
IN A DESPERATE EFFORT to hold together her family of five chil
dren, Mrs. Marie Kerwin of Chicago, a widow, has offered to
"marry any man who will give us a good home." Mrs. Kerwin,
shown with two of her children, was evicted when she was unable
to meet a rent boost.
Ask immediate special session
to put Wallace on the ballot
A campaign for a quarter of a million signatures on
petitions challenging Governor Green to “call immediately
a special session of the state legislature” to put Henry Wal
lace on the Nov. 2 ballot was launched this week.
Among other developments in the Progressives’ fight
| for the state ballot were
• A special three-man panel
in the U. S. District Court here
prepared to rule on Progressive
arguments for a writ which
would force Illinois election offi
cials to place the names of
Wallace, his running mate, Sen.
Glen Taylor, and the party’s
ticket for state offices on the
• National Wallace head
quarters disclosed that the new
party has been certified for the
ballot in 40 states, expects to
be certified within the next few
days in five additional states,
and has been barred in only
three—Illinois, Oklahoma, and
Nebraska, with the latter state's
Supreme Court expected to put
the party on the ballot this
Ten thousand petitions, each
bearing space for 25 signatures,
were distributed to Progressive
ward committeemen during the
.Moving rapidly in the emer
gency mobilization, the ward
committeemen were asked to
take the petitions to their ac
tive precinct captains.
Deadline for the petitions is
next Friday. Oct. 15.
The petitions, described as “a
challenge to Governor Dwight
H. Green,” read:
‘‘In face of the disenfranchise
ment of hundreds of thousands
of Illinois voters as a result of
rulings made by the state Elec
toral Board and the state
Supreme Court barring the Pro
UE witnesses
hit back at
House probe
WASHINGTON—The right of
the CIO United Electrical Work
ers to run its own affairs with
out interference by congress
ional snoopers was vigorously
defended here last week by two
UE national officers.
Organization director James
Matles and secy.-treas. Julius
Emspak verbally stood right up
to the two congressional prob
ers. Reps. Charles Kersten (R.,
Wis.) and O. C. Fisher (D.,
Tex.), and slugged it out.
Congressmen started the probe
by hearing out James Conroy,
who said he knew the union was
run by Communists. His words
were called “lies” by Matles,
who added, "He is no good. He
is out to wreck our union. He is
a management man. The same
thing is wrong with him as is
wrong with you (Kersten). He
stands for everything that is evil,
just as you do.”
In response to the committee’s
questions about “Communist in
filtration” into the UE, Matles
and Emspak made strong an
swers. Said Matles: “We are
concerned about employers in
filtrating our union and trying
to make it into a company un
ion . . .” Emspak: “I think that
committees like this one are a
greaier threat to the democratic
traditions of our country.”
When UE general counsel.
David Scribner, attempted to ad
vise his clients on the legality
of a query, Kersten ejected him
from the hearing. Reporters not
ed that never has an employer’s
lawyer been restrained from giv
ing advice to his client.
gressive Party from the ballot,
we the undersigned petition and
demand that you call immediate
ly a special session of the state
legislature for the purpose of
enacting such legislation as will
enable the voters of this state
to exercise their franchise and
vote for Henry A. Wallace and
Sen. Glen Taylor if they so de
William Miller, state director
of the new party, said that the
Progressives were prepared to
file an immediate appeal with
the U. S. Supreme Court if the
U. S. District Court handed
down an unfavorable decision.
The district court's ruling was
expected by the end of the
He pointed out that William
C. Wines, the attorney who rep
resented Attorney General
George F. Barret in the federal
court hearings, had admitted in
court that the state eleetion law
is unconstitutional.
Wines also agreed with Pro
gressive arguments, advanced
by Attorney Richard Watt, that
voters who participated in the
primary could sign independent
petitions because electors are
named in conventions and not
in the primary.
Wines told the three federal
judges—Michael L. Igoe, Philip
Sullivan, and Otto Kerner, the
latter a justice of the U. S. Cir
cuit Court of Appeals—that he
had no objection to an order
which would force Illinois elec
Five arrested at
streetcorner rally
in Rogers Park
A Park District ordinance for
bidding meetings on park
property without a permit
seemed headed for a court test
this week following the arrest of
five Progressive Party speakers
at a street meeting held last
Saturday night at Pratt and
Scheduled to appear in Town
Hall police court Oct. 7 were Zal
Garfield. Progressive county di
rector; Irving Steinberg, the
party’s candidate for U. S. rep
representative from the 12 th
congressional district; Russell
Burrows, nominee for state rep
resentative from the 6th district;
Harold Rosen, 49th ward Pro
gressive committeeman; and
Donald Sweet, nominee for Sani
tary District trustee.
Ten park policemen were
booed by the crowd of 300 as
they began making the arrests
a few moments after Steinberg
had said: ’’I fought three years
for the right of free speech.”
Steinberg. Garfield, and Burrows
are war veterans.
• •
i Every reader :
: -get a reader :
• In addition to the sub- J
• scriptions which came in to •
• The Standard by mail and J
• through other promotional •
• means, the following readers J
• of The Standard secured sub- •
• scriptions last week: Steve J
• Chulay, Edith Rochambeau, •
• Maurice Dorfman. George J
• Snoddy. Peter Price, Clara •
• Parter, Gl.vn F Brooks, Anne J
• Mendelsohn, Mrs. H. Klein- •
• man. John Slightham. J
• Progressive Party mem- •
• bers are talking about get- J
• ting new readers every •
• week. Every reader can get J
• a new reader—if he tries. •
• How about doing something J
I about it NOW! •
• •
tion officials to certify the
Progressives for the ballot.
The only objection came from
Mel win Wingersby. an assistant
state's atorney, who represented
Cook County Clerk Michael
Flynn and the Board of Elec
tion Commissioners.
CAPITAL COP, on signal from Rep. Charles Kersten (R. Wis.),
makes a grab for David Scribner, attorney for the United Electrical
Radio & Machine Workers (CIO). Two more cops came to his aid
to eject the slight union lawyer when he tried to advise UE leaders
testifying at House labor subcommittee hearing.

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