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Wednesday, May 21, 1924
However We Are From
(Staff Correspondent of the Fed. Press)
WASHINGTON, May 20. —An end
has come temporarily to the dream of
the boss detectives to create a secret
political police, or political spy sys
tem, serving the employing and bank
ing interests thru both the big capi
talist parties.
The hint given by Attorney General
Stone appears to be confirmed by the
statement to the Wheeler-Brookhart
committee by John E. Hoover, mastej
red-catcher now in charge of the bu
reau of investigation. Hoover said
Stone had issued orders that none
but lawyers should henceforth be em
ployed in the bureau, and that the
work of the bureau should be limited
to the assistance of federal attorneys
in the preparation of cases already in
their hands. The personnel, now 607
in all, is to be weeded out, and much
of the work undertaken under Palmer
and Daugherty has been stopped.
* * *
What has been indicated in recent
We©fcS is •
That spies are abhorrent to Stone
as a lawyer, and are not contemplated
by law as part of the government
machinery. Spying is to end.
That the “dossier” or irresponsible
secret report system established by
Palmer as a means of terrorizing the
country into making him president is
abolished. Burns and Daugherty found
these jackets in the files of the bu
reau-jackets filled with charges and
gossip from cowardly enemies of
great numbers of citizens, whose
whole tendency was toward govern
ment by blackmail and frame-up.
Burns enlarged this dossier library
paying large sums of public money,
illegally, for secret “evidence" against
the political critics and opponents of
That the system of exchange of
finger-prints and other identification
between police offices thruout the
country and with foreign police, as
built up Burns, will be dropped. Burns
is supposed to have been permitted
by himself to gather records for the
Burns agency in this way at publiq
» • *
Whether Stone is sincere will be
tested by the fate of this John E.
Hoover and of Rush Holland, who still
draw salaries as assistants. It was
J. E. Hoover who caused the issuance
of 10,000 warrants of arrest of labor
radicals and caused the violations
of law known as the red raids of Jan
uary, 1920. He is temporarily the
head of the bureau of investigations,
while Stone is finding a suitable law
yer for that job.
Rush Holland, equally rabid in his
attacks upon liberals, was Daugher
ty’s representative in attendance on
the Teapot Dome oil scandal hear
Then there is Grimes, who has rep
resented the department before the
Wheeler-Brookhart committee, and
who has admitted on the stand that
the records of his bureau may show
that Albert Fall used part of the SIOO,-
000 he got in the suitcase from Do
heney to finance the Cantu revolt in
Mexico. Senator Wheeler charged
that the evidence of that crime was
in the department’s files, and Grimes
did not deny it.
» * *
President Coolidge, then, must rely
upon the privately financed gunmen
and spies for the service rendered in
national politics for the past six years
by the bureau of investigation and its
affiliates. The appropriation of $2,-
250,000 a year for the bureau will be
sadly shrunk, and the hopes of the
“convention of 62 patriotic societies,”
which has just met here to restore
prosperity for the anti-Russian spying
industry will be dashed —if Stone
does what he promises.
Predict Bitter Debate.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 20.
Bitter debate was forecast as pacifists
and anti-pacifists in the 4th quadren
nial convention of the Methodist Epis
copal church prepared for a vote to
day on the anti-war resolution report
ed to the convention by its committee
on state of church.
“The rank and file of Methodism
thruout the United States would not
tolerate such a resolution for a single
minute,” William Van Benschoten,
New York attorney, said. “If adopted,
, it would cast the country's flag out
of the church.”
Russia to Exhibit In England.
MOSCOW, May 20.—The question
of the participation of the U. S. S. R.
in the London Exhibition of 1925 has
been settled. Ten branches of the eco
nomic life of the U. S. S. R. will be
represented in the Soviet pavilion,
the principal place being assigned to
raw materials.
WASHINGTON, May 20.—Secret agents of the railroads
using secret code telegrams have attempted to coerce and mislead
members of congress in order to defeat the Barkley bill abolishing
the railroad labor board, Representative Nelson, Wisconsin prog
ressive, republican leader, charged In the House today when
debate on the bill was resumed.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 20.—The Workers Party is entering the politi
cal field of this state on June 16 with almost a full ticket of candidates bound
to the supporjr of the workers’ and farmers’ interests in office. The Farmer-
Labor candidates are provisionally recommended to voters where the Workers
Party has not entered.
“Free Yourselves from the Dictatorship of Wall Street! Establish a
Workers’ and Farmers’ Government!” These are the party cries raised for
the voters of Minnesota in the forthcoming primary elections.
The official statement of the District 9 organization follows:
During the past few months' 1
much has been said of the activ
ities of the Workers Party by
both the capitalist newspapers
and the more conservative sup
porters of the FarmeT-Labor
Party. We, therefore, take this
opportunity of telling the work
ers and farmers of Minnesota
exactly what the aims of the
Communist movement are.
The financial interests of this coun
try are ruthlessly exploiting both the
farmers and the industrial workers.
During the past few years millions of
farmers have been driven from the
land because they were not able to
secure from their labor enough to
supply their families with the neces
sities of life. Millions of other farmers
will be forced to follow the same
course unless they take a militant
stand against this exploitation by the
privileged capitalist class. Instead of
the present government taking steps
to relieve the farmers, those in con
trol are using their political power
further to fatten the pockets of their
masters, the grain gamblers, the bank
ers and the railroad magnates.
During the same period of time,
this same capitalist class, working
under the guise of “open shop asso
ciations,” has launched a bitter at
tack against the workers in the cities.
Taking advantage of the industrial
depression, it has cut wages, length
ened hours of labor, and seriously
weakened the labor unions by its at
tacks. In every strike, the govern
ment has allied itself with the finan
cial interests. It has used the police,
the militia, and the courts to force the
workers back into the workshops and
mines. Injunctions against the work
ers are an every day occurance. The
Infamous Daugherty Injunction
against the railroad workers still
stands an injunction which at one
stroke robbed the workers of every
right supposedly guaranteed by the
The Republican and Democratic
Parties have proven themselves equal
ly the tools of the financial interests
of Wall Street. They have both con
tributed their share toward maintain
ing the dictatorship of organized cap
ital over the lives of the producing
The first task confronting the farm
ers and workers is to establish them
selves as the ruling power in govern
ment. The control of the financial in
terests must be broken. A workers’
and farmers’ government must be es
The greatest enemy of the farmers
and workers is the group of financial
parasites who live off their labor.
The Workers’ Party is an organiza
tion made up entirely of farmers and
workers, pledged to the abolition of
the capitalist system of society and
the establishment of a workers’ and
farmers’ government. It carries on its
activities entirely in the open. It
has no interests; it adopts no poli-'
cies that are not in the interests of
the producing masses of the world.
The Workers’ Party is for the Farm
er-Labor Party. We will do our ut
most to build and strengthen the par
ty in every state in the union. We do
this because we recognize that the
Farmer-Labor Party can gather the
masses of the workers and farmers
inside its ranks and that by necessity
it must carry on a struggle against
the capitalist class. The aim of the
Communist Movement is more far
reaching than the platform and pro
gram of the Farmer-Labor Party. The
Farmer-Labor Party contents itself
with demanding temporary remedial
reforms. The Workers’ Party and its
candidates will fight aggressively for
every measure which affords relief
from capitalist exploitation. They will
use every effort to bring about the
adoption of the measures proposed
in the platform of the Farmer-Labor
Federation of Minnesota. They will
strive to build up and strengthen the
Farmer-Labor Federation in an ef
fort to develop it into a real fighting
machine against the financial inter
The platform of the Farmer-Labor
Federation does not offer a permanent
solution for the problems confronting
the workers and farmers. The pres
ent bankruptcy of the farmers and
the chronic unemployment develop
ing among the workers are world-wide
symptoms of the cancer eating at the
heart of society. The cancer is capi
talism. The workers and farmers of
England, France, Germany, thruout
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 20.
Here are the men the Workers
Party members of District nine are
urged to support in the primary
elections, June 16, in accordance
with the instructions of the accom
panying proclamation:
For U. S. Senator—Hjalmar Dan
tos, Orr.
For Governor—Dr. Wm. A. Scha
per, Minneapolis.
For Lieutenant Governor —Emil
E. Holmes, Hopkins.
For Secretary of State —Susie W.
Stageberg, Red Wing.
For State Treasurer —Carl Berg,
For Attorney General —Thos. V.
Sullivan, St. Paul.
For Railroad and Warehouse
Commissioner —A. E. Smith, St.
Representatives for Congress.
Ist District —Otto Baudler.
2nd District —O. F. Swanjord.
3rd District —J. B. Lokkesmos.
4th District—J. F. Emme, St.
sth District —J. O. Johnson, Min
6th District —Halver S. Halverson.
7th District—O. J. Kvale.
Bth District—J. O. Bentall, Duluth.
9th District —Knute Wefald.
10th District —Irving G. Scott.
the world in fact, are waging the
same struggle as are the producers
of this country. Recent elections in
these countries indicate that the pro
ducing classes are making great gains
in their battle for control. The work
ers and.farmers of Russia have forced
the government out of the hands of
their exploiters and have established
a workers and farmers’ dictatorship
in its place. The next logical step
the workers and farmers of Minnesota
must take to improve their conditions
is to unite their forces nationally into
a class farmer-labor movement; wage
a relentless struggle aghinst the cap
italist system itself; and at the first
opportunity set up a government of
workers and farmers in this country.
The Workers’ Party pledges itself to
blaze the way in this struggle. Our
organization, our money, our energy
will be used to bring about a dicta
torship of workers and farmers as op
posed to the present dictatorship of
For U. S. Senator, Hjalmar Dantes,
For Representative In Congress,
Fourth District, J. F. Emme, St. Paul.
Fifth District, J. O. Johnson, Minne
apolis. Eighth District, J. O. Bentall,
Representative in State Legislature,
Twenty-ninth District, Oscar Coover.
Thirty-fifth District, Emil S. Young
District Executive Committee,
District Nine.
District Organizer, No. 9.
JUNE 16.
The Workers’ Party has not filed
candidates for all offices. With the
large number of candidates filed on
the Farmer-Labor ticket the nomina
tion of candidates by the Workers'
Party for all state offices might cause
the election of men who were opposed
to the Farmer-Labor Federation and
the building of a great national Farm
er-Labor Party at the St. Paul con
vention on
ecutive Committee of the Workers’
Party, therefore, recommends the fol
lowing candidates to the workers and
farmers, and urges that you support
them on June 16. These men are
not Communists, (except those who
are listed as such In this leaflet). They
will not carry out our program. Sup
port them, not because we think they
will go as far in waging a struggle
against capitalism us they should go,
but because we feel ttmt out of all
the candidates filed, they are the
staunchest supporters of the Farmer-
Labor Federation, and we believe
they will give the best administration
for the workers and farmers.
Public Has Friends.
PHOENIX, Ariz.—Taking its cue
from C. M. Scott, vice president and
general manager Arizona Eastern,
branch of the Southern Pacific rail
way, the Phoenix chamber of com
merce is sponsoring the cause of the
"public" in u resolution opposing the
Howell-Barkley railway labor bill.
Every new subscriber increases the
Influence of the DAILY WORKER.
Brookhart Denies His
Speech Communistic
(Special to The Daily Worker)
WASHINGTON, May 20.—One of the
Workers Party members here took
up the challenge of his group to go to
see just what Senator Brookhart of
lowa meant in his recent speech in
the senate. The Senator’s remarks
sounded suspiciously communistic to
the friends and they wanted to “get
the guy right.”
The interview with the Senator,
who was in a non-committal mood,
Balks at Daily Worker.
“Senator,” I began, “there Is con
siderable comment going the rounds
of the Communists with reference to
certain remarks that you made in the
Senate recently.”
“To what remarks do you refer?”
interrupted the Senator.
“In referring to Henry Ford’s in
dustrial machine you stated that you
believe it is not a good thing for the
country to accumulate wealth thru the
sweat and work ot other men. Some
of our members say that this is only
another way of saying that you are
opposed to the exploitation of labor.
The Communists would appreciate
your interpretation.
“I am not,” replied Senator Brook
hart, “with the Communists. I believe
in co-operatfves.”
“I am aware of that, Senator. Would
you care to elaborate upon your other
statement that you belong to the eco
nomic theory tliat never makes a mil
lionaire and never makes a pauper. It
is quite possible to interpret that re
mark as a belief in Communism. The
Chicago DAILY WORKER would be
glad to print your interpretation.”
“The WORKER will make its own
interpretation anyway. I have nothing
to add to what I said in the Senate.”
Alex Howat Repels Attack At Peoria
(Continued From Page 1.)
us. I feel that he was misled, that
somebody was telling him lies.”
Refused to Betray Miners.
“I was expelled and deposed as
president of the Kansas miners be
cause I refused to go down the line
with Lewis and refused to do some
of the things he wanted me to do. I
suppose if I’d gqpe down the line with
Lewis I would still be president of the
Kansas miners. But lam not going to
surrender my principles as a man for
anyone. I always went the limit for
the Kansas miners and I would rather
go to jail for the members of the
miners’ union and keep my principles
than stay out of jail and continue as
the president of the Kansas miners’
organization and betray the men and
my principles.
“I suppose I could have gotten along
easier if I had permitted the mine
operators to impose on the Kansas
In answering Farrington’s mis
statements that the progressive Min
ers’ Conference believes in a dual
union, and that he had deserted
Howat because he was associated
with Foster in this conference, Howat
Against Dual Unionism.
“No man on earth can show that
I have ever tried to do anything
against the United Mine Workers of
America or that I ever advocated a
dual union. 1 have always advised
the miners to stay inside the union
and fight corruption from the inside,
no matter how dissatisfied they may
be with the officials of the miners’
“I have always tried to do my part
in making the miners’ union stronger
and I always will, no matter what the
disposition of any individual case may
be. Farrington says he quit the fight
for the Kansas miners because I at
tended the Pittsburgh progressive
conference. I am not going to let
Lewis tell me where I can go and
where I can’t go.
Best Men In Conference.
“The Progressive Miners’ conven
tion was composed of coal miners.
Some of the best men you have in the
American Legion
Stoolpigeons Spy On
Labor For D. Os J.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 20.—Ac
tivities of radical groups here have
been subject to the constant spying
of the American Legion Intelligent!!
service, according to this organiza
tion’s recent report to the Department
of Justice. Tbe alleged Communist
leanings at Central High School were
particularly subject to the Legion's
Members of the American Legion
Intelligence service, led here by Ma
jor Charles Edwards and R. B. Boyle,
attend meetings held by Socialist.
Communist, or I. W. W. groups and
make reports on what Is said, parti
cularly when derogatory remarks are
made concerning the flag, the United
States Constitution, the military or
ganization, the klan, or any of the spe
cial privileged groups. Most of the
members of the service ■tfbrk like or
dinary dicks, without disclosing their
Identity or purpose.
(Staff Correspondent of The Federated Press)
WARSAW.—It will be a long time, I realize now, before the
big imperialists and international capitalists of the world will be
much interested in concessions in Russia. Why? Because they
can get such juicy profits out of the little states in eastern Europe
which have been created and maintained for that purpose.
A scandal, like our own Teapot Dome, is just starting in War
saw. The Polish senate is to investigate Kukharski, former
minister of trade and industry, and before that of finance. It
seems he lent millions of public’*’
money to start stock companies
in the big industries that Polish
and French capital had grabbed
from the old Russian or German
states. Later he allowed these
millions to be repaid in de
preciated Polish marks, worth
only a few thousand.
Still later he was director of one
of these companies which had been
presented with millions from the Po
lish treasury.
Mortgaged to Bankers.
But this is only one little sample.
The real profits are made, not in
small stock companies, but in great
international loans. Italy has just is
sued a loan of 400 million lire to Po
land, at 10 per cent. One condition
is that 40 per cent of all tobacco
bought from abroad for the Polish
state tobacco monopoly shall be pur
chased of two designated firms in
Italy. Those firms appear to have a
stand-in with either Mussolini or the
Bank of Italy, for they will be repaid
three times or more by the workers
of Poland to the firms that have the
proper connections in Italy and they
will still owe the principal.
Must Guzzle French Boose.
Os course, the French are the real
beneficiaries of Polish natural re
sources. They have concessions in
oil which they are exploiting ruthless
ly, taking the crude oil out of the
country in order to build up refineries
In France over the protests of the
Poles, who would like to develop a
little industry themselves. France
also has a tariff treaty whereby she
gets 40 per cent lower duty than Ger-
miners’ organization were at that con
vention. The meeting was composed
of union men, and because I was not
a member of the miners’ union I had
no right to participate as a delegate.
I addressed the meeting for half an
hour. Regardless of whether or not
the International officials condemn
the progressive miners as a dual or
ganization, the men there had no more
thought of breaking up the mine
workers or forming a dual organiza
tion than have you men sitting here
today. They are the same loyal men
who went thru the bitter fight with
me in the old days to form the United
Mine Workers of America. I would
have been a delegate to that con
ference had I been a member of the
mine workers’ union.
Building Stronger Unionism.
“The conference of progressive
miners was called to find means of
making the mine workers union
stronger for the rank and file mem
bers, and aimed to do more for them
than the international officials are do
ing for them. If I had been president
of the District 14, no doubt I would
have been there —I would have been
therb for the same reason that the
other miner delegates were there —to
get the miners better organized
among themselves.
“A platform was drawn up at the
Progressive Miners’ convention which
demanded things which I am sure the
rank and file members of the U. M.
W. of A. want, and which, if put to a
referendum vote, 95 per cent of the
miners of this country would have vot
ed for. The convention had one thing
in mind —to ret the miners to go into
the international convention and fight
for those things which were for the
best interests of the miners’ organiza
tions. Their platform demanded a
six hour work day, the nationalization
of the mines, und the reinstatement
of the Kansas miners’ officials. In all
my travels among the miners of this
country, I have not heard one word of
condemnation from the miners of this
country of this platform.
“True, Walter Nesblt and Farring
ton complained about it, but if the in
ternational officials thought it a dual
union, why didn’t they say so before
the Pittsburgh conference. It was
well advertised for two months, and
yet the officials let these poor devils
attend the conference and after It
was over, condemned them as dual
Fight On Industrial Court.
Howat told the delegates of his
early struggles to build up the miners’
MADISON, Wla., May 20.—Rail brotherhoods and powerful LaFollette
republicans In Wisconsin have declined to participate in the national Con
ference for Progressive Political Action, on which many third party advocates
pin their hopes.
At the “organization" meeting of the Wisconsin conference here yester
day, the railroad brotherhoods, altho supporting Senator Robert M. LaFollette,
withdrew after the conference got under way, saying Its promoters were,
“too radically inclined."
Republican progressives who are partisans of Governor John J. Blaine,
and who also favor LaFollette, were sparsely represented at the meet, and
former promoters of the Non-Partisan League controlled the convention.
The Wisconsin conference elected three delegates to the Cleveland
national progressive convention July 4 and also chose a representative for
the St. Paul Farmer-Labor Convention, Juno XZ-
• -
many. German merchants are ship
ping to Warsaw byway of France to
escape the high tariffs. And France
has forbidden Poland to set up any
barrier against French wines, silks
or perfumes, altlio all these little
countries much desired to cut down
on imported luxuries. Incidentally,
no wines but French can be brot into
Poland at all.
There has been a great fury of na
tional speculation on the basis of pa
triotism. Generals or former prime
ministers give their names to stock
companies, which then proceed to get
concessions and loans from the gov
ernment, and sell stock in America or
elsewhere abroad where loyal Poles,
led by the famous name, subscribe to
“help build up the industries of Po
land.” Some of these materialize,
others don’t.
United Front.
Meantime the Polish workers are
just beginning to act together. The
Poles and Jews are in separate trade
unions, but they have formed a joint
central committee. It is strong
enough so that recently when the tex
tile workers had failed to get together
on account of the anti-Semitism of the
Poles, the offending Polish union was
expelled from the Central organiza
tion of trade unions. In textiles,
leather and bakeries, the workers of
both groups now act on joint agree
ments, but in the metal industries
there is no recognition of Jewish
workers by the Poles unions.
Strong nationalist feeling and old
habits of division are still the curse
of the Polish working class move
organization in this country, and told
them of his fight against the indus
trial court law. He told how he
smashed it after spending 17 months
in jail. Howat declared that Lewis
deposed Dorsey and himself while
they were in jail, without notice and
without cause, and in direct violation
of the constitution of the miners' un
ion, which gives everyone the right
to a fair trial.
Howat expressed the sincere appre
ciation of the Kansas miners for the
aid Illinois miners gave in fighting
for the reinstatement of the Kansas
leaders. “I voice the sentiment of at
least 95 per cent of the Kansas min
ers when I say that we appreciate
your help. And I would feel that I
had lost almost my last friend if the
Illinois miners deserted this fight. I
call on the rank and file of the miners
of Illinois to stand by us now as in
the past even tho the district officials
of district 12 do not.”
Illinois The Backbone.
“The miners of Illinois are the back
bone of the American Labor move
ment and I don’t believe they will al
low any set of men to crucify a man
in the miners’ union because they do
not like him.” The fight would have
been won before this if the union offi
cials of district twelve hadn’t layed
down on us.”
Some of Farrington’s statements
were challenged from the floor of the
convention when Howat spoke for
the independent political action of la
■bor as against the Gompers policy of
dealing with the politicians of the old
parties. Howat is a delegate to the
St. Paul conference on June 17th,
elected from the Pittsburgh-Kansas
central labor council.
Lewis arrived in Peoria today from
Springfield accompanied by the pres
ent secretary of the Kansas Mine
Workers, Harry Burr.
Not “Dual,” Farrington Admitted.
The wind was taken out of Farring
ton’s sails, when Freeman Thomp
son, in spite of excessive use of the
gavel on Farrington’s part, shouted
out to the convention that he had a
letter signed by Frank Farrington, in
which Farrington stated specifically
that he did not think the progressive
miners’ organization was a dual union.
Farrington had stated to the conven
tion that he had stopped fighting Ho
wat’s case because the international
executive board had ruled the pro
gressive miners’ organization a dual
union. But Freeman's letter shows
that Farrington admitted that he did
not think so.
Point American Need
Os Farm-Labor Party;
NEW YORK, May 20.—The revolu
tionary workers of New York cele
brated the great Communist victories
in the recent French and German
elections recently at Yorkville Ca
William Weinstone, chairman, made
a few brief remarks, illustrating how
the German workers were rapidly
casting off the yoke ot the social
traitors, and were joining the ranks
of the revolutionary proletariat. The
Communist Party in Germany has
gained the adherence of the revolu
tionary workers thruout the country.
Jack Stachel, organizer of the
Young Workers League, spoke on the
role of the young Communists in the
revolutionary movement. Thousands
of the young workers were killed in
the Spartacan days of 1918, fighting
side by side with their older com
rades. In every important struggle
the youth can be found in the front
ranks fighting the master class. ’
Ring of Steel Breaks.
Arnold Roller, who spoke in Ger
man, showed how the ring of steel
that was forged by the Curzons and
Poincare, aimed to crush the Russian
and German workers was rapidly
crumbling. The French workers have
gone to the polls and registered the
vote of condemnation against the im
perialism of the arch-reactionary
Poincare, and the Socialist renegade
Earl Browder, editor of the “Labor
Herald,” spoke on the June 17 confer
ence at St. Paul, and pointed out the
importance of workers’ organizations
sending delegates to the conference
for the formation of a class Farmer-
Labor Party. He appealed to all
those present to help the Workers’
Party carry on the work for a revolu
tionary class party in this country
that will fight for the abolition of
capitalism and for a workers’ and
farmers’ government.
James P. Cannon, member of the
Central Executive Committee of the
Workers’ Party, delivered the main
speech of the evening. He pointed
out that the only way to help the rev
olutionary workers in Europe is to
join the Workers’ Party, the Ameri
can section of the Communist Inter
national. It is the duty of the revo
lutionary workers in this country to
strengthen their organization, and
only this way can they emulate their
European comrades. The German
workers have shown by this etectftnr
that they have finally forsaken the
yellow banner of special patriotism
for the red flag of communism. The
meeting adjourned with the singing
of the Internationale.
Remember Political
Prisoners’ Birthdays
Coming During June
Birthdays in June of political pris
oners, confined in the American Pris
ons, are announced by the Workers’
National Prison Comfort Club. 1923
Chestnut street, Milwaukee, Wis., as
At Massachusetts State Prison,
Charleston, Mass.
June 11, Bartholomeo Vanzettl.
At Folsom Prison, Represa, Cal.
June 16, Herman O. Suhr, No. 9266;
June 22, Louis Allen, No. 12026.
At Leavenworth, Kan., Box No. 7.
June 10, Jos. Baltrusaitis.
At Blue Ridge State Farm, Hobby, Tex.
June 29, Pedro Paroles.
At Senior Farm, Dewalt, Brazoria Co.,
June 30, Jesus Gonzales, No. 3645E;
June 30, Leonard Vasquez.
Cora Meyer, National Secretary, in
vites friends and sympathizers to
send birthday cards and letters
(money is advisable for gifts) to
these political prisoners. Books and
publications must be sent directly
from the publishers.
J. Baltrusaitus, who recently was
made a political prisoner, writes: “It
is indeed a cheer—yes—more than
that, a pleasure appreciated very high
ly to receive letters of comfort.
Missouri Federation of Labor.
MOBERLY, Mo.—The 31st conven
tion, Missouri State Federation of La
bor, opened in the Moberly high school
auditorium with almost 200 delegates.
Workmen’s compensation legislation,
still absent from Missouri statute
books, is a principal topic before the
convention. Other matters dealt with
by tbe federation’s legislative commit
tee are a miner’s washhouse bill,
child labor and the defeated indus
trial court bill modeled on the Kansas
measure that has proved a farce.
Hiram Tosses Sponge.
PIERRE, S. D., May 20.—Hiram
Johnson will release South Dakota's
delegation to the republican national
convention and they will go to Cleve
land uninstructed, John Sutherland,
state manager for the Johnson cam
paign, said today.
Meetings Forbidden.
BERLlN.—Demonstrations of the
workers on May First, the internation
al labor day, were forbidden In Italy,
Hungary, Spain, Bulgaria, Roumania,
Jugo-Slavla, and Germany.
How many of your shop-mates resd
them to subscribe todsy.
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