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w. h. mm DEFENDS UNITY WITH MASTERS All the Co-operation Done by Workers The Federated Press is run ning a series of articles on the “B. & O.” plan, which is the result of a conspiracy between the management of the Balti more and Ohio railroad and William H. Johnston, president of the International Association of Machinists, to turn that or ganization into a “company union” and become part and parcel of the B. & O. system with the exception, of course, that the railroad owners keep all the profits and the union work er* do all the work. No more vicious scheme than this was ever foisted on any seotion of the American trade union movement. It is more dangerous to the trade union movement than the Chicago Landis award. That at least is open and unashamed in its at tempt to smash the unions. But this B. & O. plan of the ex-Sal vatlon army drum thumper William H. Johnston, Is represented to be the highest development of trade union ism, In the form of class-collaboration, or If that term Is too unwieldy, let us say that the union instead of using its power to fight the boss for more of the product of the toil of its members, actually lends itself to fasten the shackles of wage slavery tighter on their limbs and reduces the workers', to the status of chattel slaves. Much has been written of the spectacle pre sented by the black slaves of the south who fought in the southern armies during the civil war, but their ignorance and the power of the mas ters prevented them from choosing the lesser of two evils. There is no such excuse for the treachery of Will iam H. Johnston. It is nothing else but a clear case of selling out the organized workers to the railroads. The following article is the second of the series. The first was a result of Tom Tippet’s interview with the Glenwood Shopmen’s co - operating committee. We are publishing this apology of Johnston’s secure in the belief that his defense of the B. &. O. system is the strongest Indictment of it and of his own treason to the working class. • • • By Federated Press. “Briefly I might summarize the de velopment in co-operation on the Bal timore & Ohio first as the acceptance by the B. & O. management of the standard shop craft unions as the pro per agencies representing the shop men,” says Pres. "William H. John ston, International Association of Ma chinists, in discussing the Glenwood, Pa., experiment which has been ex tended to the other shops of the road. Class Collaboration. “But instead of being simply tole rated as a necessary evil with a pure ly negative attitude towards the wel fare of the railroad,” Johnston as serts, “the standard craft unions are now regarded as desirable agencies in the stimulation of human efficiency 8 Help the Paterson | Silk Strikers I 1 Show your solidarity with the 10,000 silk strikers. Help them to win their just demands. Help to defeat the injunction. Give at once as much as you can to keep up the splendid 1 spirit and solidarity of the Paterson silk strikers in this | struggle. WORKERS PARTY RELIEF COMMITTEE FOR THE PATERSON SILK STRIKERS. S. Zimmerman, Secretary-Treasurer. I Send your donations to the Workers Party Relief Com- I mittee for the Paterson Silk Strikers, Room 8, 208 East 12th § I Street, New York City. liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiutiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiminiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiMiiinl Tag Day Secretaries and Branch Organizers ATTENTION! Every Branch in New York City must be represented by its TAG DAY secretary or the branch organizer, at a meet ing to be held in campaign headquarters, 210 East 12th St., on Friday, Oct. 19, 1924, at 8:30 p. m. SUCCESS DEPENDS ON A FULL REPRESENTATION FROM ALL BRANCHES. ATTEND TO YOUR BRANCH WORKERS PARTY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE 210 East 12th St. New York City FOOD WORKERS BACK COMMUNIST CAMPAIGN IN NEW YORK CITY (Special to The Dally Worker) NEW YORK, Oct. 9.—Saturday, Oct. 26, the food workers in the Bronx will hold a campaign meeting at Workers’ Hall, 1347 Boston Road, in sup port of the Communist candidaoy of Foster-Gltlow. This meeting Is being arranged under the auspices of the Foodworkers’ Section of the Trade Union Educational League. Prominent speakers Including the local candidates and several and filers of the foodworkers will address the meeting. on the B. & O. Thus the ordinary ne gative attitude which results from the, usual status accorded the shop unions by most managements is here displac ed by a constructive helpful attitude towards the management. “On the basis of this understanding we have among other things placed at the disposal of the B. & O. a service to help improve the morale of the mechanical department thru our un ion organizations. It is our purpose to align the locals, shop federations, districts and system federations of the B. & O. shopmen definitely be hind a constructive program of im proved shop, yard and roundhouse operation, better maintenance service, increased production, safety and the elimination of waste. More Work Less Work! “The management on the other hand has assured us that it will do what it can to make this improved maintenance-economy count in the di rection of steady work the year round. Thus the men need have no fear that better production on their part is go ing to result in furloughs just that much sooner. “The idea underlying our service to the B. & O. may be compared to the idea which underlies the engineering services extended to railroads by large supply corporations which have contracts with these railroads to fur nish let us say, arch brick, super heaters, stokers, or lubricating oils. The union members furnish their ser vices to the best advantage to all. In response to the recognition accord ed us and by virtue of the agreement or contract existing between us and the management it becomes peculiar ly feasible for us to take steps be tween management and men and cre ate as it were an all-pervading, collec tive will for the major purposes of railroading, namely efficient satisfac tory service to the public, a fair re turn to the investors and adequate wages and steady employment for the workers. United Front With Enemy. “The effect of the new policy of co operation on that road is clearly man ifesting itself in the splendid service the road is rendering the public, the high economy with which it is being operated and the excellent morale which prevails thruout the rank ant) file. “The legitimate standard genuine unions of the shopmen are more than eager to offer the same positive co operation to any railroad manage ment which is intelligent enough and courageous enough to see the inevit able logic of events and on whose rail road conditions are ripe for such co operation. I maintain that such a management would never again as long as it retains its good senses de sire to see the affiliated shop crafts effaced from the scheme of things on its road.” Value “Penn” Road. WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.—The inter state commerce commission today placed a tentative valuation of $284,- 676,760 on the Pennsylvania line west of Pittsburg, formerly owned by the Pennsylvania "company. The valua tion was as of June 30, 1916. LIBERAL PARTY IN ITALY BREAKS WITH FASCISTI Salandra Fails to Win Aid for Mussolini (Special to The Daily Worker) LIVORNO, Italy, Oct. 9.—The liberal party of Italy, in conven tion here, has rejected by a vote of more than two to one a reso lution favoring collaboration with the Fascisti. This action was taken in spite of the fact that Salandra, for mer liberal premier, called on the delegates to help Mussolini. Salandra had returned to Italy from Geneva, where he had been represent ing Italy at the congress of the league of nations, when the fascisti premier notified him that the liberal party was in danger of repudiating the policies of the government. The convention also went on record in favor of the dissolution of the black-shirts, which, they pointed out, form an army outside of the regular army and are called upon whenever acts of violence are to be committed. The black-shirts have been used chief ly as agents of the government against the working class. Claim Spanish Prince Can’t Take Care of Himself in Paris PARIS, Oct. 9—The prefecture of police issued an order today for the expulsion from France of prince Luis Ferdinand of Spain. “A matter too delicate to explain gives us reasons for the expulsion,” the chief of the foreign department of the prefecture said. “But the prince must leave France before tomorrow noon.” • • • On October 3 the Paris Matin print ed a story that the Spanish crown prince, while sightseeing at night was lured into a house and nearly robbed by two sailors. The police intervened just in time. Later the police reveal ed that, instead of being the Spanish crown prince, the real near-victim was Prince Luis Ferdinand, a cousin of the Spanish king. Night Work Abolished. NEW LONDON, Conn., Oct. 9. Striking workers of the Edward Bloom Sil Co., are returning to work now with night work abolished and increases of two cents on single end satins, one cent on double end satins, two cents on double end wool satins, and one cent in single end wool satins. The weavers have been out for three weeks. RUSSIAN COMMUNIST DAILY, NOVY MIR, CALLS ON LABOR TO WIN NEW READERS FOR THE DAILY WORKER EDITOR’S NOTE.—Here is another editorial, published in our for eign-language Communist press, urging support by foreign-language speaking workers of their English-language daily, the DAILY WORKER. Similar editorials from other Communist publications will appear in future issues. The Novy Mir says: * # • • (Editorial In Novy Mir, Russian Communist Daily, Tuesday, Oct. 7) The DAILY WORKER: Its Importance to the American Workers and the Revolutionary Labor Movement. The name of the central organ of the Workers Party of America is the DAILY WORKER. The DAILY WORKER is daily informing the American worker about the struggle between Labor and Capital in this country. Every day it carries the message of Communism to all parts of the United States, interpreting events from the viewpoint of the everyday interests as well as the final purposes of the working class. The DAILY WORKER is unifying the American workers of all languages, unifying them with the language of their common needs, hopes and aspira- tions. It is the spokesman and leaders | of the American workers, their mouth- I piece giving voice to their demands and needs. Without it the American workers would be like a man without a tongue. A revolutionary party and an effective struggle cannot be thought of without such an organ. Without it we would find it difficult to recruit workers into the unions and fighters into the party. The voice of the Workers Party could not reach the masses without the DAILY WORKER. But in order that The DAILY WORKER should function properly and serve as a lever to raise the masses to an understanding of the aims of the proletarian struggle, the masses must dally see It and read it. It Is imperative that it should reach the workers. The responsibility to distribute the DAILY WORKER rests upon the party members. We must accept this responsibility and live up THE DAILY WORKER FINE RESPONSE TO APPEAL FOR SACCO-VANZETTI 500 Workers Pledge Aid to Victims Over five hundred working men and women of Chicago crowded into the West Side Auditorium to protest against the murder of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, the two Massachusetts workers, who have been condemned to die on a framed-up charge of murder; called by the Workers Party of America. William F. Dunne, editor of the DAILY WORKER, and Com rade Alexander Bittelman, re viewed the events which led up to the conviction of Sacco and Vanzetti on a trumped-up mur der charge. They told how these two labor or ganizers had taken up the cudgels for another worker, Salredo, who was in the clutches of agents of the depart ment of justice. They told how the man whom Sacco and Vanzetti had tried to defend was later thrown from a window on the fourteenth story of an office building by men were acting as tools of the government? Or ganization and agitation in every city was uregd by both speakers. The apathy of the labor officialdom of the United States towards the fate of Sacco and Vanzetti was scored by Comrade Dunne. “Nothing could furnish better evi dence of the backwardness of the la bor movement in America than that the Saco-Vanzettl case is still on the order of business of the courts,” said Comrade Dunne. “We must begin a new campaign—a campaign whose slo gan is to be: Sacco and Vanzetti must not die!” Comrade Max Salzman, of the Young Workers League, urged his hearers not to permit the government to go thru with this murder by allow ing it to throw over the whole matter a veil of silence. “When Sacco and Vanzetti first came to trial, the workers of foreign countries stormed the American lega tions and demanded freedom for the two prisoners. The government thot that if the trial were put off for a number of years the workers would forget. But the workers did not for get.” Antonio Presi, editor of “II Lavora tore,” Italian Communist daily, made a ringing appeal to the workers to bring Sacco and Vanzetti back to the ranks of the labor movement. His views were echoed by cries from the audience demanding “Down with the murderers of the workers.” Cheers greeted Pietro Nigri, an Ital ian worker who had been sentenced to deportation for his activity in the Industrial Workers of World. Nigri told the audience that the attempt to do away with Sacco and Vanzetti is but another link in the long chain of atrocities which the capitalist rulers have committed in their unending war fare against militant workers. Comrade Alexander Bittelman, act ing as chairman of the meeting, an nounced that the workers present had given $94.89 to help the Sacco and Vanzetti defense. 4 ___________________ to our party duty. Comrades, boost the DAILY WORK ER. You distributed the “under ground” literature at a time when it was dangerous. All the more must you as a party duty boost the DAILY WORKER, now thut this does not in volve any risk. The masses will be with you when they become permeated with the Com munist spirit. Permeation of the masses with the Communist spirit is possible only thru the dissemination of the living Communist message—of the DAILY WORKER and Communist literature. Comrades, boost the DAILY WORKER! Ten Hurt In Bus Turnover. MERCIA, Spain, Oct. 9.—Ten were seriously injured when an auto bus capsized here. Fine Type of Christian Layman Talks About Use of Cold Piece of Steel By J. LOUIS ENGDAHL. TODAY, the secretary of the National Council for Pre vention of War, Mr. Frederick J. Libby, exclaims with horror at the outspoken utterances of Mr. Wilbur, the verbose secretary of the navy. The special declaration of Coolidge’s naval chief, that got under the celluloid collar of the God-fearing pacifist, Libby, was something to this effect: “THERE IS NOTHING SO COOLING TO A HOT TEMPER AS A PIECE OF COLD STEEL.” # # # * Wilbur said that in a speech at San Francisco. Libby calls it “Ludendorffian insolence.” But why pick on Luden dorff? He is no worse than the Pershings, the Leonard Woods and other American experts in human slaughter. Ludendorff was part of the German branch of world capital ism. But the American money lords, today, have greater Ambitions, both at home and abroad, than the kaiser ever had, even in his rosiest days. The declaration of Coolidge’s navy secretary is a good statement of American ruling class policy, not only in its war upon the workers in this country, but in its dealings with subject nations everywhere. And there are few nations on the globe today that have not been colonialized, in greater or less extent, by the Wall Street money power. * * * * Cold steel for the textile workers. Cold steel for the silk strikers at Paterson. Cold steel for the coal miners. Cold steel for the railroad shopmen. Always the cold steel of ruling class bayonets for work ers who demand higher wages or the shorter workday from their oppressors. • * • • Cold steel for the Haitians. Cold steel for the Hawaiians. Cold steel for the Filipinos. Cold steel for the Santo Domingans. The cold steel of the United States army and navy, at the beck and call of Morgan's debt collectors. * # * * Morgan’s government at Washington tried cold steel on the liberated Russians under Soviet rule. But the Russians met steel with steel, at Archangel and Vladivostok, in North Russia and in Siberia. The cold steel of Morgan’s govern ment lost out. Soviet Rule still lives and daily grows more powerful. « * • • Morgan’s government supports the cold steel of the counter-revolutionary Chinese military cliques, that can be bought to wage war upon the rebellious masses in their own country. Always the cold steel with the imprint of the dollar mark upon its blade. But in China, as in Russia and Siberia, the Soviet Power, hot tempered against capitalist misrule everywhere, faces the imperialists of the world and they are afraid. But let the God-fearing pacifist, Libby, speak some more: “No official utterance of a member of an administration for years has been so outrageous as the sentence spoken by the head of the navy department: “‘There is nothing so cooling to a hot temper as a piece of cold steel.' “A few days before this was delivered, Secretary Wilbur was enter tained by the Washington Congregational conference in Seattle. The invitation to the dinner said: ‘As you know, Secretary Wilbur is a fine type of Christian layman ... He was prominent in California, the leader of large Bible classes in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is the kind of a man ministers and churches delight to honor.’ “The best we can say for Secretary Wilbur is that he had just come down the coast on a battleship surrounded by battleships. He was drunk with the sense of power and he spoke while in his cups." # * • * Let the heathen world laugh at secretary of the Navy Wilbur, fine type of Christian gentlemen. Every nation, with few exceptions, that took part in the last world war, was a Christian nation. Millions of men were slaughtered in the name of every Christian denomination. Preachers and priests of every religious brand prayed for victory for their respective ruling classes. # • # # Libby may prate boldly in days of peace, and he will win some applause from those who follow Christian hypocrites in subsidized pulpits. But we doubt not that Libby will be cheer ing for murder and Morgan, when the next war breaks. • * • • It is so in all wars. And it will so continue until workers take over all power and decide for themselves to live in a world-wide human brotherhood. • • • • The war to end all wars is the war of the workers upon their oppressors. When that war has been won, in every land, then peace will come to the world for the first time in all history. In that war to end all wars, the conscience stricken, pacifist Libby will be on the side of Wilbur, Coolidge and Morgan. That is where all organized and entrenched reli gious denominations will be. But the workers and farmers will win their emancipa tion in spite of them all. Wilbur did not speak "while in his cups.” Wilbur spoke as he visioned the growing struggles of America’s revolutionary workers, finally crowned with complete victory. Wilbur spoke out of "the great fear” of the ruling class to which he belongs, to defend whom he was called to Washington to become the chief of the navy of Morgan's United States of America. NOTICE! CHICAGO COMRADES! Comradea will please call for the Special Chicago DAILY WORKER Edition today or tomorrow at the local office of the Workers Party, 166 W. Washington Street, Room 303. The Chicago edition will be dis tributed free at factories, house-to-house, street meetings, etc. The edi tion advertises the William Z. Foster election campaign meeting Sunday afternoon, October 12, at Ashland Auditorium, Ashland and Van Buren. Branches of the party and Young Workers League shall appoint special squads to distribute at factories and shall assign territory to every member of the branch. 3P,000 copies of the Special Chicago Edition have thus far been ordered. Branches can phone In at State 7986 additional orders at the rate of SB.OO per thousand. How many will your branch buy? * Friday, October 10, 1924 D/ULY WORKER i SPECIAL LOCAL J EDITIONS GROW 48,000 in Three Days; 82,000 forNext Week No feature of the DAILY WORKER activities has met such instantaneous success as the special local editions. These editions of which the complete front page carries matter only of interest to the city for which they are printed —and in some cases carrying inside pages, of news for local interest—are now running at a high peak. Big Chicago Edition. Wednesday night a special local Chicago edition of 30,000 to precede a Foster-Gitlow campaign meeting at which both candidates are to speak, left the presses for a three-day sale and H distribution thruout the city. Thurs day night has seen the special Illinois state edition of 10,000 and one of 5,000 for Detroit. The Detroit edition, leaving tonight, makes the second for this city that Comrade Owens is putting on the live wire map. This completes a record of four editions of the DAILY WORK ER totaling 48,000 in three days. District eight of the Workers Party has taken full advantage of this splendid means of campaign activity. Milwaukee has already distributed 10,000 of a 20,000 Wisconsin edition. Chicago received 30,000 and tonight sees the Illinois edition of 10,000. Mil waukee is laying plans for another edition of 10,000 and the Lake County steel district one of 16,000, making a total of 85,000 for this district under the leadership of the fighting Dane— Comrade Arne Swabeck. Two Eastern Issues. Next week will see giant editions going to two eastern cities. To pre cede the Foster meeting of October 19 in New York, this local will receive the record special to date of 50,000. This will also make the third edition for the local and district at whose head is district organizer Chas. Grum bein and complete a total of 74,000 for one city. A record that shows the lead over all locals. Philadelphia makes its first special of real size. The stamping ground of Blustering Butler is going to re ceive seed for the growth of future Communists. Special Goes to Pittsburgh. And to add fame to a state of in famous record in labor annals during the same week Pittsburgh will receive a special of 2,000 to continue the good work. District organizer I. Blanken stein for the territory is going to give the home of steel a jolt. The success achieved in all cities that have seen these Red Specials opens great possibilities for future local editions for local campaigns in and out of election season. Something seems to have been started that is going to be mighty hard to stop. Connecticut Party Activities Weinstone on New Haven Green. This Saturday, Oct. 11, William W. Weinstone, of New York, will speak at the Central Green bandstand, New Haven, Conn., at Bp. m. He will dis cuss the election campaign. This meeting has been preceded by similar meetings, with Rebecca Grecht and Juliet S. Poyntz as the speakers. The meetings have been held at an inter val of two weeks. Simons in Stamford. Thesecond of a series of open air meetings in Stamford will take place this Friday, Oct. 10, at 8 p. m., on the Town Hall steps. The previous meet ing with Simon Felshin as speaker, was attended by a large crowd. The speaker will be District Organizer William Simons. Carlson in New Haven. This Sturday, Oct. 12, Carlson will I hold two meetings. At 2p. m„ there fl will be a membership meeting of the Young Workers Leagues in Connecti cut. Comrades from New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport, Stamford, and other points will attend. The evening meeting, which like the other, will take place at the Labor Lyceum, 38 Howe St., is a campaign meeting, which is being run under the auspices of the Young Workers League, with the co-operation of Lo cal New Haven, W. P. of A. Foster In Muslo Hall. For the Foster meeting on Oct. 23, * Thursday night, Local New Haven ha.sj secured Music Hall, with a seating capacity of 1,600. Publicity and ad vertising are being arranged on a large scale, in order to insure the success of the meeting. Splendid Polish Meetings. Orgunizer Kowalski, of the Polish Federation, has addressed several good meetings in Connecticut. His meetings In Bridgeport, New Haven and New Britain wero well attonded. As a result, two new members wore admitted to the Polish branch in Bridgeport, and four in Nsw Haven.