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A Progressive Weeklyelection edition
VOL. L NO. 6 PSd -•*<«'« Chicago, Oct. 16. 1348 ■& | \ — QUt OCt. *17 *
They said it couldn't be done, but^ 18
Only Illinois, Oklahoma
and Nebraska are in doubt
The job that most experts predicted couldn’t be done
has been done! The Progressive Party, born in July at
Philadelphia, will be on the ballot in “at least’’ 45 states
for the Nov. 2 election, party leaders here said this week.
Official certification has already been completed in
42 states. In Iowa, Georgia and Tennessee petitions have
been filed and Progressive
leaders are confident that
certification will be com
pleted in the next few days.
Only three states—Nebraska,
Oklahoma and Illinois — have
barred the Wallace ticket from
the ballot. Progressives in all
three states are waging court
battles in an effort to reverse
the rulings.
Illinois Progressives placed
their case in the hands of the
U.S. Supreme Court this week
when they appealed an adverse
ruling handed down by a three
judge panel in the U.S. District
Court here on Monday. By Mon
day night, lawyers from the Illi
nois headquarters of the party
were on a plane enroute to
Washington, D.C.
A motion “to advance and ex
Can 80,000
be wrong?
In spite of one of the most
vicious campaigns of intimida
tion, economic reprisal and phys
ical violence waged against men
and women circulating and sign
ing petitions to put the Wallace
Party on the ballot in Georgia,
by deadline day—October 3—
some 80,000 Georgians had sign
ed the petitions!
Wholesale arrests of petition
circulators, including the Pro
gressive Party’s candidate for
Governor of Georgia, plus kid
nappings and beatings of Wal
lace supporters by the K 1 a n
failed to frighten Wallace back
ers into inaction or silence.
The Georgia Progressive Par
ty, in addition to running Wal
lace and Taylor, are campaigning
for James Barfoot for Governor
and Larkin Marshall for U.S.
Senator. Larkin is the first Ne
gro candidate to run for Senate
m Georgia since Reconstruction
pedite the appeal as an emer
gency matter” was filed along
with the appeal when it was
presented to the Supreme Court.
The high court appeal is the
climax of a bitter ballot battle
between Progressives and the bi
partisan political machines in
The new party had conducted
a prodigious petition campaign
for Wallace throughout the
state, gathering more than 75,000
signatures with more than 200
in each of 61 counties. (Illinois
law requires a minimum of 25,
000 signatures with more than
200 from each of 50 counties.)
Despite the weight of evidence
Continued on page 2
: What are you :
[doing Sunday]
• Mayor Kennelly hasn’t «
• announced it. He doesn’t •
J dare. What would Truman •
• say? J
. But Progressives are call- •
• ing this Sunday, Oct. 17. •
J Earl B. Dickerson Day. •
• On that day. Progressives 2
. will converge on the South •
• Side’s 1st congressional dis- •
• trict from all parts of the •
• city to ring doorbells for 2
• Dickerson, who is Progres- »
• sive candidate for Congress 2
J from that district. •
• Earl B. Dickerson Day •
I headquarters will be Room •
• 11, 306 E. 43rd st. From 2
J 10 a. m. until evening, the •
• area from 22nd st. to 67th •
J will be canvassed. •
• Mass representation is an- •
J ticipated from the CIO meat •
• packing and longshore •
J unions, with big teams from •
• the 4th, 5th and 6th Wards. 2
J Standard readers are •
• urged to participate. •
EARL B. DICKERSON, Progressive Party candidate for Congress
from the let district, left, and Henry Wallace, Progressive candi
date far President of the United States, shake hands for good luck
at a meeting on the South Side here this week.
Wallace speaks at ward
rallies during visit here
A tired but confident Henry Wallace joined his vice
presidential running mate, Sen. Glen H. Taylor, in Chicago
last Tuesday — after an 8,50C mile cross-country tour of
15 states — to appear at three congressional district rallies
Friday night.
The four-day visit here was
far from a Test after the vigor
ous campaigning. Most of the
time was spent recording radio
speeches and interviews to be
released in an almost daily ava
lanche of broadcasts from large
and small stations all over the
country during the final weeks
of the Presidential race.
A member of the Wallace staff
said that the radio has given the
Progressive candidate his best
chance to bring his message to
the people “without the usual
misrepresentation and distortion
of ideas.” It will be used in
tensively from now until Nov.
2, he said, in order to give every
American an opportunity to hear
the Wallace platform.
Wallace and Taylor were to
make a circuit tour of the three
Friday night meetings, all of
which were to begin at 8:15.
The two candidates would
speak at a mass “Freedom
Rally” at the 8th Regiment Arm
ory, 35th and Giles.
Scheduled to share the plat
form with them were Earl B.
Dickerson, candidate for Con
gress from the 1st district; Paul
ine Kigh Reed, candidate for
Illinois secretary of state; Oscar
Brown Jr., candidate for state
representative from the 1st sen
atorial district, and Miles Steph
ens, running for state represen
tative from the 3rd senatorial
The “Freedom Rally” would
mark the first time that either a
presidential or vice-presidential
candidate had spoken on behalf
of a Negro candidate for office.
Wallace and Taylor were to
meet their supporters living on
the North side at Lakeview High
school, Ashland and Irvi.ng. Pearl
Hart, candidate for chief justice
of the Municipal Court; Irving
B. Steinberg, running for Con
gress from the 12th district, and
Dorothy Bushnell Cole. 9th dis
trict congressional candidate,
would join with them on the
The third meeting was set at
Sokol Hall, 2345 S. Kedzie, on
the West side. Speaking with
Wallace and Taylor would be
Sidney L. Ordower. candidate
Continueon page 2
Henry Wallace's column . . page 4
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Political murder list grows . page 2
O'Hara endorsed for Congress page 3 I
| Stetson Kennedy on 'racism' page 5
| Sports by Al Vaughn . . . page 8 |
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I Features.page 4 & 5 1

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