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Vol. 11. No. 172.
Communists on Ballot in State of Washington
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
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
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,”
(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.
Entered as Seooad-clau matter September 21, 1928, at the Post Office at Chicago, Ollaoia under the Aot at March I, 1249.
(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
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
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.
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
In Chicago, by mall, 88.00 per year.
Outside Chisago, by mall. 96.00 per year.
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!
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.
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
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-
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.
(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)
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.
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
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.
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.
(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
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;
For Vice-President:
Price 6 Cents
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
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.
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*.

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