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Special New York Communist Campaign Page of THE DAILY WORKER MS PARTY TO BE ON NEW YORK BALLOT l Organization Mobilized for Final Drive By JOSEPH MANLEY. Due to extraordinary efforts being put forth by the Dist. 2 or ganization in all probability the Workers Party and its candi dates will be on the ballot in New York state. To successfully accomplish this great aim, 20,000 signa tures, 100 in each county, all of them sworn to before a notary public, must be collected and filed by the date of Oct. 5. * Party Mobilized. The district organization has mobil i ized the entire party thruout the state | for the accomplishment of this task. The district and local organization in New York has risen to this election 1 struggle, as never before. A complete program of action covering the entire period of the election campaign has been mapped out. Every phase of the campaign is being considered and will be dealt with. • To conduct this political struggle and spread thru it a maximum amount of Communist propaganda and influ ence, various committees have been' organized. The Facts and Publicity Committee was organized. Its purpos es are: 1. To furnish publicity to the Par ty Press covering all activities dur ing the election campaign. 2. Publicity for the capitalist press, locally. 3. To furnish material for special campaign issues of party papers. 4. To furnish material and draw up leaflets for general distribution among unions and at mass meetings. 5. Circular letters to trade unions appealing for support in the campaign. 6. Arranging meetings for speakers. 7. Meeting with committees and party ■ speakers to explain methods and tactics, and to discuss policy. 8. Research —clipping, filing of im portant campaign information. finance Committee Formed. A Finance Committee has also been formed, whose duties are: 1. The circularization of party branches. 2. The circularization of unions. 3. The circularization of fraternal organizations. 4. The circularization of individuals tor larger donations. 8. Shop collections campaign. 6. Tag Day in October. 7. Campaign meetings and street collections. 8. Publicity work, with financial »nds in view. Work to be done on above plan: 1. a. Follow up letter to branches, b. Subscription lists to branches. 2. g. Unions to be visited. b. Auxiliary campaign commit tees to be formed in local un ions. I. a. Conferences of our party mem bers connected with fraternal organizations, to be held by language groupings. A speakers' committee has been or ganized, which has full charge of all campaign meetings—meetings in halls, and meetings on the street. Special attention is being paid to the street meetings. As many as twenty speak ers have been mobilized. Platforms, and even trucks, have been drawn in to this service and on special "red” nights, as many as sixteen of these meetings will be held. A principle object of the street meetings is to make them serve as feelers to the special meetings sched uled for halls. W. P. Only Revolutionary Party. With the complete bankruptcy of the socialist party in New York, the above program will go far towards getting the revolutionary message of Communism to the workers of this state. The Workers Party partici pates in the New York election cam paign as the only revolutionary party. If New York succeeds in collect ing this great number of signatures in order to get on the ballot, it will be indeed, a victory for Communism. New York Workers Party Campaign Speeding Up By HARRY WINITZKY, Campaign Manager, Worker* Party, Dlatrlct No. Z. THE Workers Party election cam paign Is well on Its way here. Thirty or more street meetings are held every week where our speak ers bring the message of the Work ers Party to thousands of workers who come to listen and feel peeved Jf the meetings are adjourned bo fore midnight. The response of the audiences and the questions put to our speakers, all Indicate the growing realization that the so cialist party has deserted the work- I ars, and that the Workers Party I i Gitlow Backs Shop Drive BENJAMIN GITLOW, candidate for vice-president on the Workers Party ticket has given his hearty endorsement to the shop drive conducted by the Workers Party Campaign Committee of New York to secure the support of the rank and file workers in the shops for the Workers "Party in the election campaign. Ben Gitlow, who is a clothing worker by trade and has a first hand acquaintance with conditions in the New York shops, expressed the opinion that the exploited workers will give solid support to the Workers Party and will refuse to go along with the yellow trade union bureaucrats headed by Gompers in support of the false Messiah, LaFoilette. The workers, in Gitlow's opinion, will not 'gllow themselves to be deceived by the high sounding appeals of the labor bureaucrats and will give little or no support to the candidacy of LaFoilette. Gitlow’s statement follows: “The workers will not let themselves be deceived again by so-called progressives with their high-sounding phrases and empty promises. They have had their lessons with progressives like Bryan, Roosevelt and Wilson. LaFoilette is no different. He stands for the same fake trust busting program. “LaFoilette in office will not fight the trusts. He will fight the workers. The only party which deserves the support of every class conscious militant worker is the Workers Party, the party of Commun ism, the party of uncompromising class struggle, the party of revolu tion, working towards the workers’ and farmers’ government. The Work ers Party which leads the fight against the bosses —which is foremost in the Farmer-Labor Party movement, will surely receive the financial sup port of the rank and file workers in the shops. The Workers Party has no bankers to finance its campaign. It depends on the workers for the money needed to spread the message of Communism in this country.” The shop driye is progressing favorably. So far $3,000 have been pledged by the various leagues in the Trade Union Educational League. The T. U. E. L. leagues of every trade in this city are holding meetings and conferences for the purpose of raising finances for the Workers Party campaign. Among the leagues already in action are the cap makers, dressmakers, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, cloak makers, metal workers, building trafles, furriers. Indications are that the shop drive, which lasts from Sept. 21st to Oct. 6th, will draw tens of thousands of workers into the political campaign on the side of the Communists. THOUSANDS OF CRANE COMPANY EMPLOYES MEET AND TALK WITH DAILY WORKER STRAW VOTE SQUAD At six o’clock in the morning the DAILY WORKER Straw, Vote Squad arrived in front of the Crane Company manufactur ing plant yesterday at Kedzie and 39th Street and handed out the ballots to the men as they arrived and entered the buildings. Altho the ballots were handed out rapidly and there were a large number of people handing them out the rush at the last minute was so great it was impossible to talk to the men to explain the purpose of the vote. A large number of vote getters in cluding new volunteers returned to the Crane plant in the afternoon when the men left their work and at that time it was possible to talk with some of the workers and get their votes. Men Look Tired. The Crane company, a large ma chine manufacturing plant employing over 5000 men. occupies several red stone buildings that look out onto vast lawns of neatly kept grass. One wonders why the buildings were set in so far from the sidewalks. Per haps so that no one walking on street and even standing on the other side of the sidewalk could see the men at their work. There are three entrances thru which the mep pour into the factory at 7 o’clock every morning and from which they emerge at 4:15 every af ternoon. The mad rush to punch the clock on time in the morning is later followed by a listless stream pouring out of the building and heading for cars and elevators. Fatigue is visibly written all over the faces and bearing of the men as they listlessly drag themselves home. There must be a terrific grind under up-to-date efficien cy schemes in that dungeon that looks so dressed up from the exterior to pour out in the late afternoon such a mass of lifeless, expressionless hu manity. Many for Foster. The count on this vote will be given in the next issue of the DAILY WORKER. The men came out late and the little groups that formed around the vote getters stood around in groups and discussed the votes, the DAILY WORKER and the presi dential campaign. The inspiring thing about the after noon’s visit was the group of work ers who adhered to the Communist understanding of the campaign' and who expressed themselves all the way with William Z. Foster. Os course, there were the usual large number under the LaFollette, illusion who believe that they are go ing to vote for a workers’ govern ment, just as in the other plants vis ited. These workers entered into dis cussion with the vote getters and they will be reached again when comrades will follow up the straw is their champion. In a few days (Tie final dates for a series of RED NIGHTS will he announced. The RED NIGHTS will be hold In the Congressional Dis tricts where we have candidates. They will include the 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 23rd New York as well as the 7th and 10th Brooklyn. On these nights all the speakers of the entire city will invade the par ticular Congressional District whore the RED NIGHT is being held. It is estimated that. on. these nights there will be from twenty to twen ty-five meetings in the district. Plans are also ready for a series of house-to-house canvasses and ths i 4 vote with distribution of the copies of the DAILY WORKER. Dunne Praises Straw Vote Activity. William F. Dunne, just returned from Russia, where he attended the Third Congress of the Red Interna tional of Labor Unions in comment ing on the straw vote campaign con ducted in Chicago, said: “William Z. Foster, Communist candidate for president is polling about 25 per cent of the straw vote taken in the shops and factories of Chicago by the DAILY WORKER. The taking of the straw vote is more than campaign propaganda; it is Communist work of a high order es pecially when accompanied by the sale of the DAILY WORKER as the plan calls for. "When it is remembered that the overwhelming majority of the politi cally backward American working class find their resentment against the tyranny of American capitalism satisfied at this time by the middle class program of the LaFollette move ment, the fact that 25 per cent of the industrial workers of Chicago ex press their preference for the Com munist candidate and program is a sure indication of the support for and the necessity of such a revolutionary political campaign as the Workers’ Communist Party of America is con ducting in this period when the wave of social pacificism predicted by the Communist International two years ago finds its American expression in the LaFollette movement.” No better results have been ob tained from any form of special prop aganda used by the Workers Com munist Party than the straw ballot now being circulated in Chicago. It is living proof that Communist elec tion campaigns properly conducted are much more than an appeal for the votes of the workers on election day, proof that election campaigns can be utilized to bring the Commun ist program directly into the lives of the masses in the shops and factories. There were not enough volunteers yesterday to make the Cunneo-Henne berry printing plant as was planned. It is hoped that the call for volun teers will be answered by many com rades today so that the DAILY WORKER STRAW BALLOT SQUAD at the Henneberry plant, the last one to be visited, will make a good show ing. distribution of literature from house to house. These will be started as soon as wo are thru with the filing of petitions. Many special issues dealing with the campaign in this district have already been published. These in cluded issues of the Freihelt and the DAILY WORKER. On October 19 there will be a epeclal Foster issue of the DAILY WORKER, which will be distributed, 100.000 in number, for the Foster mooting which will -be held here at the New Star Casino on this date. There will also be another meeting with Foster at another lurgc hall in Brooklyn, Arcadia Hall, on the samo , THE DAILY WORKER BUFFALO W. C. OUT IN FAVOR OF WM. FOSTER Gives Its Endorsement to Communist Nominee (Special to the DAILY WORKER) BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept. 25 A general membership meeting of the Workmen’s Circle, which was called by the city commit tee in the Labor Lyceum, Sun day, passed a resolution by an overwhelming vote to endorse Foster and Gitlow. This general membership meeting was called for the pur pose of discussing the presi dential candidates in the coming elections. A. M, Green, the sec retary of the city committee, pointed out that the Workmen’s Circle in its declaration of prin ciples calls upon the members to support those candidates that stand on the class struggle. S. P. and W. P. There. After a few members had spoken the chairman announced that there were representatives of the Socialist Party who wish the floor on the sub ject. It was agreed that both rep resentatives of the Workers Party and the Socialist Party be given an opportunity to present their pro grams. < Mrs. Esther Friedman of New York City, representing the Socialist Party, asked that the members of the Work men’s Circle support LaFoilette be i cause that movement represented a revolt on the part of the workers and farmers in this country against the capitalist class. She also pointed out that the Socialist Patry when it has entered the LaFoilette movement, did not give up its “revolutionary prin ciples but is working for the forma tion of a Farmer-Labor Party.” She also said that while hey sentiments are for Foster and Gitlow, she has en tered the LaFoilette movement be cause it has the support of the A. F. of L. Speaks For Foster. Joseph Siminoff representing the Workers Party, analyzed the economic and political situation in this coun try since the close of the world war. He pointed out that due to the cen tralization of wealth and the war bur den upon the shoulders of the petit bourgeoisie and also the wages for the industrial workers result in a re volt against the two old capitalist par ties. While the Workers Party was at tempting to crystalize the revolt of thj industrial workers and the exploit ed farmers a Farmer-Labor Par ty, LaFoilette and the so-called pro gressives and the co-operation of the Socialist Party betrayed the Farmer- Labor Party movement by sabotaging the St. Paul convention which was called for the expressed purpose of forming a Farmer-Labor Party. In answer to the "revolutionary principles” of the Socialist Party, Sim inoff pointed to the Social Democrats of Russia, who are today the leaders of the counter-revolutionary move ment against the Soviet government of Russia. Also* to the Social Demo crats of Germany, England and France who are today serving the in terests of the capitalist class in a of ficial capacity. Also to the Socialist Party of America, who are today part and parcel of the LaFoilette petit bourgois movement and yet main tain the “revolutionary principles” that Hlllqult and Berger & Co. have long thrown to the wayside. The meeting by an overwhelming vote denounced the “revolutionary principles” of LaFoilette, Hillquit, Gompers & Co. and has enthusiastic ally endorsed Foster and Gitlow and the program for which they stand. Powers Threaten Chang. PEKING, Sept. 25. The foreign powers were reported this afternoon to have notified Chang Tso-Lin, com mander of the Manchurian army, that he will be held responsible for dam age to .foreign property bombed out side fortified areas. date. To carry on all these activities and to further Intensify our activi ties as the campaign develops, will require a great deal of finances. Subscription lists have been spnt out to the members of the party, the Young Workers League and the Trade Union Educational League. Requests for support have also been sent to many labor organizatfbns. Comrades must get buly with the lists and send money in immediately to the Campaign Committee, 210 E. 12th St. Our comrades in the unions must also see that our request is taken up and fight for the support of the Communist campaign. TED ROOSEVELT WILL TOTE G.O.P. BANNER IN N. Y. NEW YORK. Sept. 25. Theodore 1 Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy was nominated today on the first l ballot as the G. O. P. gubernatorial candidate on the republican party ticket. A spectacular fight is expected be tween Roosevelt and A1 Smith who is willing to accept the leadership of the • democratic forces. While Roosevelt • cannot hold a candle to A1 as a cam | paigner, he has the so-called Roose velt tradition behind him, and the sup port of the Ku Klux Klan. Stuck to His Job. i Roosevelt was given a job in the i navy department in order to win the favor of the Roosevelt admirers for , the present administration. The oil , scandal hit young Teddy a hard wal lop, but he stuck to his job like glue, tho his boss, Denby, hit the long, long trail to Detroit. It appears that Teddy, Jr’s., prin cipal occupation while holding down his job was landing well-paying sin ecures for his relatioves. His brother Archie was given a vice-presidency of an oil company by Harry Sinclair, the oil king, about the time that magnate succeeded in getting Teapot Dome from the navy department. Acted as Chaperon. None of the Roosevelt family have any outstanding ability. Sinclair’s vice-president was only an errand boy tho he got $15,000 a year for pur chasing tickets whenever his boss took an ocean voyage. Another Roos evelt was vice-president of a steam ship company. The Roosevelt name was good for advertising purposes. Al’s Grin Widens. It is rumored that A1 Smith is smil ing more sweetly than usual over the prospect of spilling oil on the Roose velt scion. The fortunes of the socialist candi date, the Reverend Norman Thomas, are not expected to be improved by the Smith candidacy. A1 will have the support of the Tammany labor leaders who control the C. P. P. A. in New York. It is noted that on the day before Smith decided to accept the nomination for governor he dined with Sammy Gompers. The socialists are grinding their teeth with disappoint ment over the prospect of losing thou sands of juicy votes. COMMUNIST STREET MEETING IS BROKEN UP BY POLICEMAN IN “ SOCIALIST” CITY OF MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 25. —The street meeting addressed by Com rade Ella Reeve Bloor here last Wednesday night was broken up by seven policemen, and Comrade Bloor was arrested and taken to the station house, despite the protests of her large audience. The police sergeant, a former member of the socialist party, claimed to Comrade Bloor that discrimination against the Communists was not intended, but Comrade Bloor pointed out to him-*- _ that all the newspapers reported large republican soap box meetings, and the former socialist had not molested the Coolidgeites who were holding meetings close by. Comrade Bloor was kept at the sta tion house until 9:30, when the former socialist, unable to trump up a charge against her, reluctantly let Comrade Bloor go. She will speak again in Milwaukee Saturday evening, at the cornor of Third and Prairie Streets. | , |||| | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| || THE BEAUTY II i AND THE BOLSHEVIK j The Great Feature Film from Soviet Russia MADE IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE RED ARMY will be Shown Again in New York City Beginning First Week of October Watch Press for Place and Date. 1 ' 'I The Beauty and The Bolshevik Ran at the Lenox Theatre for two weqks and was enthusiastically applauded by more than ten thousand people. I * I [ RUSSIAN ARTFILM BUREAU - - - 208 E. 12th St. I | — 1; in mill “JIMMIE HIGGINS” GETS DAILY WORKER FRESH EVERY-DAY FOR YOU Readers of the DAILY WORKER in New York City will always find the very latest issue of the paper at Jimmy Higgin’s Book Shop, at 127 University Place, near 15th Street. The Jimmy Higgin’s Book Shop carries a complete line of Com munist literature and papers. It also has a complete line of all the best contemporary literature. Jimmy Higgin’s Book Shop is not only a book store, it is a delightful little shop where you are sure to meet interesting people. You can brouse around among the book shelves or enter into discussions to your hearts content. A trip to the Jimmy 'Higgin’s Book Shop will al ways bring you in contact with authors, editors, poets, students of present-day events and comrades. Drop in on “Jimmy Higgin's” every chance you get—it will be an in spiration to keep abreast of the times and you will enjoy your visit. Get the habit, New York comrades. It' is a good one. Floor Meetings ILLINOIS. Chicago, 111., Sept. 29-30, Street. Moline, Wednesday, Oct. 1. Peoria, Thursday, Oct. 2. Kincaid, Friday, Oct. 3. W. Frankfort, Saturday, Oct. 4. Orient, Sunday, Oct. 5. Christopher, Sunday evening, Oct. 5. Johnston City, Monday Oct. 6. Valier, Tuesday, Oct. 7. Dowell, Wednesday, Oct. 8. E. St. Louis, Thursday, Oct. 9. O’Fallon, Friday, Oct. 10. Belleville, Saturday, Oct. 11. Madison, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12. St. Louis, Mo., Sunday evening, Oct. 12. Livingston, Monday, Oct. 13. Staunton, Tuesday, Oct. 14. Collinsville, Wednesday Oct. 15. Benld, Thursday, Oct. 16. Taylorville, Friday, Oct. 17. Nokomis, Saturday, Oct. 18. Divernon, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 19. Springfield, Sunday evening, Oct. 19, (open air). Westville, Monday, Oct. 20. Joliet, Tuesday, Oct. 21. Waukegan, Wednesday, Oct. 22. Rockford, Friday, Oct. 23. DeKalb,' Friday, Oct. 24. DEM. BOSS UNDER OBSERVATION; SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE BOSTON, Sept. 25.—Tom Taggart, democratic national committeeman and Indiana political, leader, is threatened with appendicitis and was today “under observation” at the Philips House, an exclusive branch of the Massa chusetts general hospital here. Taggart was stricken while at his summer home at Hyannls Port, on the cape. His wife and daughter are here, awaiting the verdict of tha physicians. Friday, September 26, 192* 1 Big Meetings Speed Communist Fight in Harlem Section, N. Y. NEW YORK City, Sept. 25—The Harlem Section of the Workers Party Local New York is actively engaged in the election campaign. Ten to fourteen open air meetings a week are being held. The meetings at 110th St. and Fifth Avenue are among the be.st attended meetings of the whole city. One meeting held at that corner on Saturday evening, Sept. 20, was a typical one. The candidate for the I7th assembly District, William W. Weinstone, treat ed the crowd to a speech lasting more than an hour, a speech that swayed the crowd to outbursts of applause, a thing which is not usual in street meetings, where the people are skep tical and want to be shown. The crowd was wholeheartedly with the speaker, and the hecklers did not receive much sympathy from the au dience. Laughter greeted the quick sallies of wit, as William Weinstone gave his telling answers to the one or two persistent hecklers who thought they could rattle the speaker. One heckler said that he belonged to an independent union and that he sup ported LaFoilette. But upon inquiry it turned out that he was a member of the Architectural ’ Iron Workers, who had indorsed Fos ter and Gitlow and had condemned LaFoilette. The heckler did not come back for more. Julia Stuart Poyntz, who is running for congress in the 20th Congressional district in Harlem, also addressed a large and enthusiastic crowd the eve ning of Sept. 12, which was Defense Day. She showed that the Communists were the only ones who would lead the workers to a real fight against im perialism and war. The Harlem Sec ' tion is doing its level best to spread the message of Communism in Har lem and to elect the candidates, Julia Stuart Poyntz to congress and Will iam Weinstone to the New York state assembly. Meetings are held on many corners, such as 103rd St. and Lex., 106 St. and Mad., 115 St. and Mad., 110 St. and Fifth, 116 St. and Lenox, 125 St. and Fifth. Workers Party literature and the DAILY WORKER are being dis tributed in great quantities. Big cam paign signs have been hung up at ad vantageous points where the attention of thousands of passersby is attracted. The section has ordered 75,000 cam paign leaflets for distribution from house to house on Sept. 28. New members are coming into the Workers Party as a result of the open air meetings. Still At Large. CEDAR RAPIDS, la.. Sept. 25—Two men, who escaped from the custody of a guard after they had been dis covered in a mail car attached to the eastbound continental limited of the Northwestern railroad at Boone, were still at large today altho posses comb ed this district for them thruout the night.