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THE DAILY WORKER
RAISEB THE STANDARD FOR A WORKERS AND FARMERS* GOVERNMENT Vol. 11. No. 172. SEEK CENSURE OF M’DONALD RULE Communists on Ballot in State of Washington BIG OVERFLOW AT FOSTER MEET IN LOS ANGELES Communist Candidate Is Given Big Reception (Special to The Dally W«»*ker) ' LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 8. —A mass of over four hundred people were turned away from the Gamut Club Auditorium, and every inch of seating and standing room was filled to overflowing; to hear the Com munist candidate for president, William Z. Foster, here. The auditorium was filled be fore 7:45 p. m. and with the opening of the meeting the stage and every other possible place where it was possible to e'ther sit or stand was taken. Foster Dissects Capitalism. Foster's appearance brought the au e'eneb to its feet with cheers, enthu r'nsm reigned for over ten minutes. J'ven Foster’s motions commanding l ie ovation to be shortened was of no avail. For an hour and three-quarters, Fos ter held his audience spellbound with hls keen and lucid analysis of the sys tem under which the working class suffers, what it entails, and the prob lems confronting the proletariat and tV real remedy that will forever sweep off the face of the earth the Jifitle factors thaf caiisb exploitation, nissry, unemployment and war. He analyzed the present political campaign and the parties participating in it He showed the distincion be -1 ' een the two old parties as being the difference between twin brothers fed n't of one and the same dish —WALL STREET. Stakes on Coolidge. He pointed out that the only reason Wall Street does not support the La- Follette movement is because big cap ta! and its parties can still befuddle he ir'nds of the workers, and make :hom Vote for Coolidge. “Capitalists slv.rys bet on the ginning horse,” *aid Fonter, “and in Ihis campaign Coo'Vice is the horse their stakes are a*’ on But when capitalism finds it ' i in this country in the same posi on that German capital found itself f the erd of the world war, it will then turn to the LaFollette movement to save it for them, just as the Ger man"rs loiters turned to the social ieurocrats to save them.” Urge Workers’ Rule. After analyzing the capitalist sys tem and its institutions, Foster show »•’ what the system means to the v o-Jters. how the government and all !’ 'Citations under capitalism are own controlled and directed by the cap iH’l sts. and the only way that the working class can emancipate Itself Is by abolishing the system and substi tuting for the capitalists' dictatorship, ’.he ruio ot’ the working class. Have you heaved your brick? Shoe Strike in Massachusetts WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct. B.—The Shon_Workers’ Protective Union is conducting a strike against the L. B. Evans Shoe company which declared open shop recently after 15 years with the union. The company had asked for the Haverhill price list and then would not accept It. More than 300 workers are picketing the shop. Subscribe for “Your Daily,” tho DAILY WORKER. BIG MINE OWNERS DECLARE FOR WORKING CHILDREN IN THE MINES (Special to The Daily Worker) j SACRAMENTO, Cal,, Oet. B.—The American Mining Congreaa, composed o t mine owners, meeting Here, has gone on record In favor of child labor in the mines by opposing the proposed twentieth amendment to the constitu tion of the United Btates which proposes to regulate labor of children under the age of 18. Altho the reason given for being against the child labor amendment, was that the mine owners believe the separate states should govern child labor, it is believed here that the mine ownera do not want their boys who do various Jobs in the mines prevented from working. The Mining Congress also condemned the corporation Income tax laws, which taka some of their huge profits away from them, and declared against gov ernment ownership of mines. E. L. Ooheney, of Los Angeles, was elected first vice-president, and also ons of the 13 national directors. THE DAILY WORKER. Entered as Seooad-clau matter September 21, 1928, at the Post Office at Chicago, Ollaoia under the Aot at March I, 1249. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: RELIEF COMMITTEE OF WORKERS PARTY ISSUE IN PATERSON STRIKE (Special to The DAILY WORKER.) PATERSON, N. J„ Oct. B.—The Workers Party Relief Committee for the Paterson silk strikers has issued an appeal for funds. Declar ing that. “The silk manufacturers of Paterson with the aid of police and the Paterson courts, are doing their best to starve the Paterson silk strikers into submission. “The silk workers of Paterson are conducting a militant struggle to win the eight-hour day, recognition of the right to organize and to es tablish the two-loom system,” states the Workers Party committee. “Show your solidarity with the ten thousand silk strikers. Help them to win their just demands; help to defeat the injunction brot against them by the bosses; give at once as much as you can to keep up the splendid spirit and solidarity of the Paterson silk strikers in this struggle.” Workers Party Candidates Draw Open Air Crowds Greater crowds than ever before are attending the Communist open air meetings, at which Workers Party speakers and candidates are" listened to with great interest as the campaign draws toward the home stretch. J. Louis Engdahl, editor of the DAILY WORKER, and candidate for United States senator from Illinois, spoke last night at Wilton and Belmont to a great audience Which eagerly bought DAILY WORKERS, the Young Worker, the latest pamphlets of the Workers Party, and tickets to the Foster-Gitlow mass meeting, to be held in the Carmen’s Auditorium, Oct. 12. Other Workers Party candidates speaking in the local outdoor cam paign, “Bob” Minor, Communist candi date for congressman-at-large, first dis trict, Sam Hammersmark, Workers Party, candidate for congress In the seventh district; Jack Johnstone, can didate for congress in the ninth dis trict, and George Maurer, Workers Party candidate for congress. Thursday, Oct. 9. 47th and Ashland—Auspices of Po lish branch. Speakers, W. F. Kruse and Polish 90mrade. North Ave. and Orchard—Auspices German branch. Speakers Paul Cline, George Maurer. 62nd and Halsted—Auspices Engle wood branch. Speakers M. Shachtman and Sam Hammersmark. Friday, Oct. 10. Soosevelt and Homan —Auspices D. P. Jewish branch. Speakers George Maurer and others. Wilton and Belmont— •.usplces North Side Y. W. L. branch. Speakers Karl Reeve and others. North Ave. and Fairfield —Auspices Northwest English branch. Speakers Arne Swabeck and others. Lawrence and Sawyer— Auspices Irving Park Workers Party and Young Workers’ League branches. Speakers Pete Herd and others. Fruits of the War. SAN FRANCISCO.—Set down an other triumph of the war to end war. Joseph Betz, 24, came out of France totally disabled and with an acquired drug habit. A girl took pity on his plight, loved him and cared for him, tho she had a husband who would not divorce her. The zealous police, urged on by a rejected admirer of the girl, arrested the pair. They paroled Helen and she threw herself from a speeding train. “I don’t care what! happens to me now,” says Betz. “All I want Is to see Helen once more.” They let him see Helen—ln the morgue. In Chicago, by mall, 88.00 per year. Outside Chisago, by mall. 96.00 per year. W. P. TICKET ON BALLOT IN WASHINGTON Coast State Makes the T welfth A wire from N. H. Tallentire, district organizer of the Work ers Party at Seattle, Washing ton, advises that the secretary of state of the State of Wash ington has certified the nomina tion of Workers Party presiden tial electors and the workers and farmers of that state will have the opportunity of casting their ballot for Foster anc! Gitlow. There are now eleven states in which the Workers Party lias placed its candidates on the bal lot. These states are: Massa chusetts, New York, New Jer sey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wig consin, Minnesota, North Da kota, lowa, Colorado, Montana and Washington. May Get Four More. There are still four states where the time limit for filing of presidential electors has not expired and in which the Workers Party ticket may be filed. These states are Rhode Island, Con necticut, Indiana and Missouri. In of Michigan, altho the legal requirements were complied with by the Workers Party, the secre tary of state has-barred the Workers Party ticket from the ballot on a trumped up technicality. CHICAGO SCHOOL HEAD IS OLD TIME LACKEY OF EMPLOYING GLASS Proof that superintendent of Chi cago schools, William McAndrew, is an old time educatipnal lackey of big business, is contained in a deli cate appeal to the owners of the public schools—the employing class —which appeared in the bulletin of the Brooklyn chamber of commerce on March 9, 1923, when McAndrew was associate superintendent of public schools. McAndrew asks the capitalists how he can best serve them, what they think of the prod uct he is turning out and how he can make “it" more valuable to the employers. McAndrew’s statement, which ap peared at the time when big busi ness wanted to know whether he would serve them well if they gave him a good job, follows: “An appeal to employers—What’s the use of night schools? If you were elected superintendent of them and were determined to use your highest endeavor to make them the best you know how, what would YOU do? As a citizen or as an employer, what do you find most needed that the high schools can supply? If you have had experience with the output of night schools, what do you think of It? Please particularize. We are engaged In a periodic survey of the service and need advice.” (Signed) William Mc- Ahdrew. McAndrew is now engaged In making a sneaking assault upon the teachers’ councils, and upon the n teachers’ salaries. > Negro Hits Coolidge Candidacy. WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. Bishop John Hurst of the African -Methodist Episcopal church, once a missionary to Haiti and now chancellor of a col lege In Florida and trustee of several universities In the south, has issued a denunciation of Coolidge as the Klan candidate for the presidency. DAWES PLAN WAS LOGICAL STEP IN ' DEVELOPMENT OF V. S. IMPERIALISM By JAY LOVESTONE L, (Sixth Article) No event since the close of the world war has been of as great importance to the American capitalist class as the recent London Conference. Here the Dawes Plan was put over. Hero the world supre macy of American capital was given international recognition. (Continued on page 6) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1924 Scene in Moscow , the Red Capital of the Soviet Republic fc; • v:*y- "Til? ft-jfXfr t \ —■* . • • * - ■ - >*' At left, Leo Kamenev; at right, Gregory Zinoviev; prominent Russian Communists and leaders in the Communist International. Also scene of Moscow as it appears today on the eve of the Seventh Anniversary of Russian Soviet Rule. SIX RED NIGHTS FEATURE PARTY FIGHT IN N. Y. 58 Speakers to Talk at Open Air Meetings (Special to The Dally Worker) ♦ NEW YORK, Oct. B.—Putting the Workers Party presidential electors on the ballot in New York State with many more than the required 20,000 signa tures secured, was just a start for the New York City party members. Six RED NIG.HTS have been arranged, Charles Krumbein, district organizer, reports to the DAILY WORKER, with eleven large open air meetings every night, at which 30,000 pieces of Communist literature will be distributed, and 58 speakers will be rushed into the campaign every night. Five thousand people are expected to march to the main meetings with lianners and red lights. Each of the six RED NIGHTS will cover a different section of New York City. Tomorrow night the Williams burg section will be covered, with the main speeches on Grand St. The Grand St. meetings will be followed by meetings In Harlem Saturday night, with the main speeches at 110th St. and Fifth Ave. IThe other sections are to be an nounce later. / The marchers will parade to the main speaking corners. RAISE QUESTION OF FIRING WOMEN WHEN THEY DECIDE TO MARRY The United States railroad labor board today took under advisement the question of whether or not a railroad has a right to discharge a woman employe when ahe marries - The question arose in a dispute be tween the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers and Express and Station Employes and the Kansas City Southern railroad. The decision on the case will affect thousands of women employes of railroads thru out the country. SPRINGFIELD COAL MINERS DEMAND SPECIAL DISTRICT CONVENTION IN FIGHT ON EXPULSION OF McDONALD (Special to The Dally Worker) fVRL’OPIELD, 111., Oct. B.—At a meeting of Local Union No. 448 (Klon dvke » ae held last night It was decided to demand a special district con vention to combat the high handed method of Frank Farrington in his ef fort to have Duncan McDonald expelled from membership. This effort on the part of the fakirs at the head of the United Mine Workers Is in line with their general policy -of trying. Jo get of every progressive member who is not in* j hramony with the policy of the of ! ficialdom who act in concert with the ! bosses and carry out their desires. When interviewed McDonald stated that this matter had been pending for some two years and arose over a mis ! take in the secretary of the local of | which McDonald is a member. As I McDonald found it impossible to at- I tend the meeting at that time he wrote the secretary asking how much 1 he owed for dues and assessments and j on being informed sent a check for the amount due. Some months later some of the gum shoe sleuths of Far-1 ring ton checked up the books of the! local and found the secretary had j failed to charge McDonald with some two dollars for the alleged Herrin as- j sessment. This money was supposed to be used for the Herrin miners, but in reality was used to buy votes for Farrington in the miners’ election. History of Case. When the secretary discovered he had made a mistake he notified Mc- Donald and received the amount due for this alleged Herrin assessment. Some se\ l en months later Farrington notified the members of this local to drop McDonald from membership be cause of the mistake of the secretary which the local as promptly refused to do. The matter rested until eleven months later when again Farrington notified the local to have representa tives appear before the district board to show case why their charter should not be revoked for failure to expel McDonald. Notwithstanding the fact that the miners’ constitution does not give either Farrington or his board the power to revoke charters he holds this over their heads at every oppor tunity and especially when tlrey go out on strike against the wishes of the bosses who Farrington serves. The local then sent representatives to Indianapolis at the invitation of vice-president Murray, who promised them a hearing before the charter would be revoked. When they reach ed there they were told they must obey the mandate of Farrington and expel McDonald before their case could be heard. At first he promised to give them a hearing later, but re versed himself at Farrington's sug gestion and stated that the time for appeal had passed. When the com mittee reported tho results of their conference with Murray a motion was made and passed refusing to expel McDonald at the bequest of Farring ton. McDonald was present and sug gested to the members that In order to save their charter so that they could vote in the coming election they reverse themselves and drop him from /mem bership under protest. This was final ly done and then the fireworks start, ed. It was finally agreed to send out a message to the members In all other locals In the state Informing them of Published Dailv except Sunday by THE DAILY WORKER PUBLISHING CO., 1113 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago. 111. the action taken and also appeal for a special district convention to take up this question. A mass meeting In Springfield to pass on this matter is under consideration. Farrington Inconsistent. It was pointed out that Farrington had himself denounced Lewis for the expulsion of Alex Howat, for expelling him from membership without even the formality of a trial and thus far no charges have been preferred against McDonald who Is a charter members of the United Mine Workers. Farrington reserves the right to set aside the constitution at his will and not long ago was found giving the list of secretaries to a republican candi date for governor. He also furnished a letter of en dorsement for the same party on the official stationery both of which of fenses are in violation of the miners’ constitution and subjects the guilty party to loss of membership. But Far rington got away with it. Accused of Crookedness. It was also pointed out In the meet ing where he had stolen elections, kept his entire family from funds of the Illinois miners’ treasury, used the funds for his honeymoon trip, made trips to New York, Seattle, California and many other places at tho expense of the organization. That he loaded down the miners’ treasury with pie counter paytriots, and packed every convention with pay-rollers to keep him In office. McDonald told of Far rington burglarizing his office and stealing the carbon copies of letters and how later the attempt to burglar ize the safe in his office was made, but It was such a crude job the per petrators were well known to be ama teurs at this sort of thing. That not even a lock was broken to get In and the party who did It had keys to the office and he knew who had the keys. Farrington’s Election Trickery. McDonald is known to be in opposi tion to Farrington In the coming min ers’ election and Farrington apparent ly thought this was the time to push the case. John J. Watt, candidate for lieutenant-governor on the Workers Party ticket is a member of the same local and Is a candidate for re-election to the position he now holds as sub district secretary-treasurer. Several other members of the same local are candidates for office In the coming election ami the effort to get McDon ald may have been made to prevent these other members from running for office. McDonald Popular. A committee was selected to prepare land send out tho appeal to all other locals In the state and a merry row Is looked for. McDonald has already received Invitations to go to different parts of the state and explain tills mat ter and will probably tour tho entire state In defense of his position. Communist Candidates For President; WILLIAM Z. FOSTER. For Vice-President: BENJAMIN GITLOW. Price 6 Cents BRITISH TORY LEADS IN FIGHT ON LABOR PARTY Dropping of Attack oik Communist Editor Hit (Special ta The Deity WoilarJ LONDON, October B*—Great Britain is now face to face? squarely with the queetion of? whether the MacDonaid cabinet is to continue h office* / Sir Robert Horne* a tory, haa placed before the House ot Commons a motion to censor* the Labor cabinet on therl ground that It quashed a erf* minal indictment against tfc* editor of the official organ of the Communist Party of Greet Britain, the “Workers' Weekly.’* MacDonald in Weak Defense, Sir Horne declared that this action by the lahorites was due to pressure from the extremists. The attorney general who handled the case Is being charged with Inefficiency. So far MacDonald has not made a vigorous defense. The labo* premier said: “If administration or law be comes the subject of political expedi ency. then Justice will disappear.” Whether he will demand the dissolu tion of parliament upon being defeat ed on the issue, Is still a questfW MacDonald is not very anxious to go before the country on an issue that would bring out the claps alignments so and In vtfhldh thf Comnrurf lsts fare so prominently. Situation Is Complicated. The situation Is further complicated by & new factor. Usually it Is only a matter of formality for the king to as sent to a dissolution request. The king, as the ruber stamp of the biggest industrial and financial interests, is now intimating that he will reject such a request If It comes from the cabinet. ■ These capitalist groups would rath er see Stanley Baldwin, the prominent steel manufacturer, again take bis place at the head of • conservative cabinet than throw the country lnt* a sharp election struggle. Expect Bitter Debate. The debate Is expected to be a very bitter one. Communism will be the central issue. The liberals *i»d torlee will make it so, tho McDonald Will do all in his power to show his en mity to the Communist workingman. In order to prove his enmity to the Communists and to make himself In vulnerable from such sharp class criti cism and disapproval by the eepttaUat parties, Mr. McDonald Is even pjg* ning to outfight the Lloyd Q6orgt- Baldwin alliance In their fight against the Communists. The premier te pro posing to expel every Communist whe Is a member of the labor party. There is much bitterness In the de hate because of the amendment of the liberals to appoint a special commit tee to Investigate the entire matter of the Workers’ Weekly Indictment. McDonald has branded the liberal pro posal as a “piece of medieval crooked ness.” Building Bolsheviks-*-the D. W. B. U. Hunt Cura for Cancer. MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. B. The Australian federal government Is appropriating 825,000 for research Into the cause of cancer. A commission will be appointed to consider health legislation and administration. CARLSON TO SPEAK IN WORCESTER ON EUROPEAN SITUATION Oct. B. Oliver Carlson, back in the United States after twenty months in Eu rope, will speak here In A. O. H. Hall, Trumbull street, Saturday evening, Oct. 18. on the subject, “What la i happening In Europe.” Carlaon will also talk on the labor government of England, radical* In power In France, socialist govern ment in Sweden and Cfenmirk, fas cist! In power in Italy, Hungary and Spam, proletarian dictatorship in Russia, and the LaFollette move ment In the United State*.