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BOSSES PRAISED FOR STORM HELP OF THE WORKERS Force Donations to Get Advertisement How the large non-union Industrial corporations are wringing forcible contributions for southern Illinois storm relief from their poorly paid employes, In order to get advertise ment Is revealed In the story of the workers in the Pullman palace car shops', 110th St. and Cottage Grove avenue. The Pullman corporation, of which J. P. Morgan is a director placed con tribution boxes thruout the car shops, over which were hung large signs announcing that the company was contributing $2,500 In the name of the employes, and this sum must be raised. A Non-Union Bhop At the end of the day the officials of the company took down the boxes and counted up the money. The Pull man employes are poorly paid. The company immediately fires all union men. as soon as they are found. A general wage cut for all piece work has just been introduced and the men have been ordered to "speed up.” So the men had no money to give. And the contribution boxes were found to be nearly empty. Seventy cents were found in one, a dollar and a half in another, and so it went. The Pullman officials were furious. The next day. the workers report to the DAILY WORKER, they were told that every man must work exactly un till the whistle blew, even tho they were on piece work. Two men were reported fired from the carpenter de partment of the steel shop for quit ing work one minute before the whistle blew. The Pullman officials were “getting even.” Cheap Publicity Watchmen were placed thruout the plant to Intimidate the men. They were allowed only two minutes in the. toilets, which were also guarded. The large corporation thus force the workers to contribute to any cause which will bring the company advertisement, and the papers write the donation. ‘‘Pullman employes’ con tribute $2,500.” This has been found a cheap way for the employers to gain publicity. “We don’t mind contributing for the workers of Southern Illinois,” one Pullman employe told the DAILY WORKER, “But we like to do it in our own name. And these non-union corporations pay as much low wages we can’t afford very much.” BANCRUPTFRANCE MAY OVERTHROW HERRIOT REGIME (Continued from page 1) Morgan interests, who have been put ting pressure upon France for some time to surrender the French nation to much the same kind of a foreign financial control as the Dawes plan now squeezing German workers. In fact it is in line with the open hints tfTat there ought to be a “Dawes plan for France.” made by various American financial interests in the last few. months. Dictatorship of Financial-Industrial Capital. But the big thing de Monzle pro poses is a practical dictatorship of the big Industrialists and bankers, thru a “grand council” of these gentlemen who are to be the collective bosses over the parliamentary government in practice by proposing “programs" which their combined pressure can force the parliament to approve. This again is analogous to the control over the German government quietly but surely enforced by the closely allied big industrial and banking interests of Germany. It is evident that over these issues a split Is coming between Herriot and de Monzle, the latter counting on the support of the national bloc to force Herriot out, crushing the socialist support Herriot and installing de- Monzle as premier in his place. “France Is Bankrupt” Says Herriot. Against this program, Herriot is fighting by lifting the veil of secrecy which has hitherto covered up French bankruptcy. At a speech made at Fontalnbleau, Herriot declared: “The tlmo of Illusion la past. Tho country must know the truth. On the Internal debt alone the government owos its citizens 278,000,000.000 francs ($13,900,000,000). Add to tbut tho for eign debt, whereon wo have held pour parlers with England. A country pos seising such a floating debt no longer holds the entire liberty of its domes tic policies.” Afraid, however, of frankly recommending such drastic remedy, Herriot only hinted at the need of a on capital. Oet n nub- make another Com ■atm Ist J DETROIT CARPENTERS’ DISTRICT COVNCIL AGAIN UPHOLDS WILLIAM REYNOLDS AGAINST HUTCHESON (Special to The Daily Worker) DETROIT. Mich., April 6. —On Thursday evening, April 2, General Execu tive Member Potts appeared before the Detroit District Council of Car penters as the official hangman of the inquisition. Early in the evening he was granted the floor and read a communication from Hutcheson instructing him to submit the following proposition to the district council: That the District Council conduct orderly meetings and that one William Reynolds be excluded from participating in any of its meetings. It was further stated that unless the district council voted to accept these conditions Potts was FARRINGTON’S TACTICS ROUSE ILLNI MINERS (Continued from Page 1) who are now diverting work to the non-union mines and closing down the union mines. Faked the Returns. An arbitrary change in the results of the vote cast for Thompson in the union elections is the basis of the attack on the miners' leader here. Thompson was duly elected according to the official report of the sub-dis trict tellers by a vote of 2,194 to 2,103. Without granting a hearing to Thomp son or any other sub-district official, in fact, denying them a hearing when they demanded it, the Farrington-con trolled district executive board threw out enough votes to elect Walker, Thompson's opponent, by a vote of 3,094 for Thompson and 3,279 for Walker. This is one of the most characteristic acts perpetrated by the Farrington machine and the miners here are up in arms against it. The demand of the miners for a special sub-district convention is also being arbitrarily rejected by the Farring ton forces. * * • Thompson Still in Office. SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 6—John A. Walker, tool of the Farrington-Lewis machine, in its efforts to grab the of fice of Freeman Thompson, president of Illinois miners’ sub-district No. 4, received his second rebuff today when he appeared to ask Thompson to turn the office over to him. Walker appeared at the sub-district office shortly after Thompson had re ceived a letter from Farrington noti fying him to relinquish the office un der orders of the Farrington-Lewis controlled district executive board. Thompson told Walker he had no in tention of turning the office over to him. He handed Walker a copy of the official report of the sub-district tellers declaring that he, Thompson, was elected. Walker was told to carefully study this report. Walker then left accom panied, as he had arrived, by his brother, Lance Walker. Later Thompson declared: “I am in office. I shall remain in office until the membership of sub-district No. 4 tells me to get out.” Tom Parry, elected vice-president of the sub-district with Thompson, joined Secretary Watt today in declar ing for a finish fight against this at tempted usurpation by the Farrington Lewis machine. AS WE SEE IT By T. J. O’FLAHERTY. (Continued from page Li was not such a bad job after all. Which is all to the gravy. But Mrs. George, perhaps after a few minutes consultation with her versatile hus band threw the following neat little bombshell at the Herald, which you must admit makes a lot of noise. • • • “IF you are curious as to the real I value of my lost necklace I can enlighten you. It was not worth one fortieth and probably not one-fiftieth of the gift made to your leader when he was prime minister by one of his capitalist friends. I have no recollec tion that at the time of that princely gift, or since, you have rebuked Ram say MacDonald as you do Lord Oxford and my husband. In that transaction he gave a betrayal of his class and thi abandonment of the simple tastes ol his youth.” • • • THE lady said a mouthful. “Be trayal of his class!” That should sting like a little bag of pismires, but the political hide of a social-democrat Is Impenetrable. Wherever they se cured office, they immediately picked up everything that was not nailed down or glued. The London Daily Herald lives In a glass house and can not afford to throw any bricks at grafting capitalist politicians and their female parasites until It first applies the rod to Its owu favorites. T. U. E. L. Meeting In St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 6. —Matters of vital importance will come before tho next meeting of the Trade Union Educational League on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p. m. at M. T. C. Hall, 200 South Broadway. Well-known trade unionists will talk on the his tory of the labor movumnet. All mili tant workers of St. Louis are urged to attend this meeting and are In vited to take part In the discussion. ►to immediately suspend the district council pending reorganization and take steps to amalgamate the various local unions into one. Delegates were warned that in vot ing against this ukase they not only laid themselves liable to suspension, but jeopardized their locals. In reading the communication Potts said he had no comment to make ex cept that he wished that some one else had his job. Evidently even Hutcheson’s agents find it difficult to do his dirty work. Reynolds Makes Statement. When asked for a statement, Rey nolds said that the fight was still a tight to preserve the constitutional •ights of members and the constitu ion itself was the foundation of the Brotherhood. He said that such had £>een, is and would be his position until the constitution was restored regardless of how many or how few supported him or how long drawn out the fight might be. He pointed out that Hutcheson ordered them to violate the law of the land as out lined by the court decision which he (Hutcheson) had "prayed” for. The letter from “Czar Hutch” men tioned the suspension of Reynolds al tho every previous communication said expel. The crawfish in Indiana polis are looking for a hole to crawl into. The Evidence. It developed from the discussion that the “evidence” upon which Rey nolds was “expelled” was a letter from the Workers Party to its mem bers said to have been signed by Reynolds. Reynolds is state secretary of the Workers Party and in that capacity writes letters to every coun ty clerk in Michigan and the secre tary of state. The Workers Party is running a full ticket in the spring election and Reynolds is a candidate for the office of regent of the univer sity. It is obvious that unless his political rights are to be curtailed by Teapot Dome republican Hutche son, the exercise of his official duties must not be made the basis of charges in the The letter in question has never been submitted to Reynolds as “evidence” and it is likely a forgerju,,* Answer Hutcheson. After extensive debate a motion to inform “His Highness” and the G. E. B. that the district council of Detroit intended to sustain Reynolds in his rights of membership and his priv ilege of participating in the meet ings of the district council as a dele gate from his local union, was car ried by a vote of 23 to 4, Again Hutcheson has his answer from the carpenters of Detroit. Some time it will seep thru his dense dome that the carpenters insist that the constitution be restored and observed. When that day comes perhaps he will withhold his dumb-bells from Detroit and settle this issue by quashing his frameup. COMMITTEE ON STREET MEETINGS WILL HOLD I FIRST SESSION TONIGHT The committee on street meet ings, appointed by the City Central Committee of Local Chicago will meet tonight at 19 South Llncolri street, to make plans for the out door speaking campaign which will soon open in this city. All members of the committee are urged to be at the above address at 8 p. m. POLISH WORKER TO TALK ON TERROR REIGN (Continued from page 1.) the polish prisons. Murder and torture of Polish work ers who dare to protest against the ruthless oppression of the government have become a common occurence In Poland. American and Polish workers must learn the truth about present condi tions in Poland. Every worker should help to make these meetings a success. At every meeting there will also be well known English speakers. Meetings in Many Cities. Meetings will be held as follows: April 12, Detroit, Mich, (two meet ings). April 13 and 14, Cleveland, O. April 16, Erie, Pa. April 16, Niagara Falls, N. Y. April 17, Buffalo, N. Y, April 18, Rochester, N. Y, April 19, (afternoon), Utica, N. Y. April 19, (evening), Fulton, N. Y. April 20 to 24, New York district April 25 and 26, Boston district. April 27, New Haven, Conn. April 28, Bridgeport, Conn. April 29 and 30, Chester, Pa. May 1, 2 and 8, Philadelphia district. THE DAILY WORKER CARPENTERS TO FIGHTJENSEN IN ELECTIONS Business Agent Beats Up Old Union Member Like desperate gamblers who re sort to gun play when they see their winnings being swept away, the Harry Jensen gang in the Carpenters’ Union, are now resorting to physical violence against those who do not support their reactionary policies. The bullies, however, are careful not tc tackle carpenters who can give them a run for their money.. This was amply demonstrated last week, when a blustering ex-booze fighter, by the name of Mark Taylor, business agent for the district council, struck an old and infirm carpenter, causing him tc fall down and being severely injured The old man who was beaten by the cowardly bully, Taylor, is Frank Larson, a member of Local 181, and a staunch supporter of the five broth ers who were illegally expelled from the local by Jensen's lackeys. The attack was made at the headquarters of the district council. Time to Ditch Jensen. In view of this and similar inci dents, not to speak of the collusion of Jensen and company with the con tractors, the members of the Carpen ters’ Unions here in Chicago are be ginning to feel that it is time to change officials and retire the ex booze fighters to their favorite haunts in the corner saloon or the “blind pig” where they can indulge in their favorite diversion of fighting old John Barleycorn, who can stand more pun ishment than feeble old men. In the coming elections the carpenters are determined to let Jensen and his gang know that they have had enough of them, and it will take more than a juggler with figures to return Jen sen as president of the district coun cil, if the rank and file revolt against his tactics means anything. Turn Larson Down. At the last meeting of Local 181, a Hutcheson lackey made a motion that Inar Larson, the- lying recording sec retary of the local, and the new president be given a trip to Indiana poll? to view the installation of “Czar” Hutcheson. This was in a nature of a reward for Larson, the gentleman who faked the records during the mock trial, of the. flye “eayielled’,’ members and who turned himself in to a prosecutor, Jury and judge. The mover of the motion thot it was good strategy to Include the newly elect ed president, homing that he would carry Larson along. An amendment was made, howeveg, excluding Larson from the trip and insisting that the president only be sent. The amend ment was carried almost unanimously only three members voting to give the miserable tool Larson a junketing trip to Indianapolis. If Larson Is to receive any reward for his dirty work in Local 181, it must come from the “czar” himself. It is quite evident that Local 181 is thru with him. * 8. L. P. Man With Fakers. • Local carpenters are commenting on the united front between Charles Sand, secretary of the district council and the Jensen gang. Sand is a for mer S. L. P. man and a foe of “re formists.” But he Is reported to be pulling along nicely with Harry Jen sen who Is looked upon by the car penters as a labor tool of the contrac tors who use him to put low wage scales across on the membership. So the carpenters think they will give Mr. Sand his walking papers pretty soon. There is a general feeling among the rank and file that they have the votes to get rid of Jensen and his ma chine. But they know from experi ence that hard work is required to pry these fellows loose from the treasury. From now on until the elections take place, the progressive elements In the Carpenters’ Union are going to be very busy. They want a real fighting leadership, that will fight for higher wages and better working conditions for the membership and not a set of officials who spend their time ex pelling good trade unionists. Seattle Workers to Hear Symposium on Heresy Hunting SEATTLE, Wash., April 6.—On Saturday. April 11, the six Commun ist delegates to the Central Labor Council against whom charges have been preferred by reactionaries will conduct a symposium on “Heresy Hunting in the Beattle Labor Move ment" at the Workers Party Foruin, in Painters'Hall, Union Record Build ing, 1915 First avenue, at 8 p. m. In view of the interest aroused by the illegal expulsion of those comrados from the central body, the forum is expected to be unusually well at tended. Comrade Norman Tallentlre, dis trict organizer for, the Workers Party will speak at the‘forum on April 17 and 24. His subjects will be, “The World-Wide Assart on Communism” and "The on Communism In the Labor Movement." There Is no charge for admission to these leotures. End of the Teapot Dome Scandal Is Good Display of Capitalist Solidarity By J. LOUIS ENGDAHL. TODAY, the Teapot Dome scandal is wafted out of sight as thin smoke into the air. The “black satchel” in which Edward L. Doheny, Jr,, carried the SIOO,OOO bribe to Albert B. Fall, secretary of the interior at Washington, in the steal ing of naval oil reserves, is carefully put away in the skeleton closet of American capitalism. The kept courts have spoken. • • * « With all the solemnity of American judicial harlotry, Chief Justice McCoy, of the District of Columbia supreme court, at Washington, proclaims that since Oliver E. Pagan, an assistant attorney general, appeared in the grand jury room while the indictment was being returned, therefore the legal attack on the oil profiteers must fall. Mind you, workers, this Pagan was an indictment “expert” in the pay of the department of justice, presumably fulfilling the duties of his office. The two special oil prosecutors, Owen J. Roberts and former Senator Pomerene, had actually invited Pagan into the grand jury room. But the judicial mounte bank, McCoy, says, “No! Pagan should not have been in the grand jury room." So the whole legal attack on Fall, Doheny, Sinclair, Doheny, Jr., and the rest, breaks its frail lance on the stonewall of legal technicality that offers 100 per cent protection to capitalist crooks in their own courts. * • • • It well for workers to remember that it was this same “indictment expert,” Pagan, who drew up the fraudulent charges against the political prisoners of the working class during the world war. Pagan was lauded by the yellow press as the cleverest expert on indictments in the land. He would surely leave no loop hole thru which the worker-war prisoners could escape. He didn’t. Take the attack, for instance, on the Industrial Work ers of the World. Scores of lawyers, many of them not even sympathetic to labor, confessed that the testimony brought against the I. W. W. was of the flimsiest character, certainly not warranting a conviction. But Pagan's indictment against these workers not only stood as adamant, but a conviction was returned upon it by an ignorant and pre judiced ury. The oil profiteers have never spent a minute in prison. The I. W. W„ like other workers, were thrown into a foul jail immediately they were taken into custody under Pagan’s indictment, the legality of which the courts never Questioned. After their conviction and while the case was under appeal, these workers were sent to the Leavenworth prison, In Kan sas, that is like all other prisons in that it has never held a Rockefeller, Gary, a Fall, a Doheny, a Sinclair, or anyone else of the criminal rich. Prisons and jails are built for the working class. * # * • Look again, Workers! Judge McCoy, who found the legal loop hole thru which the oil millionaires escaped, is a democrat, appointed by Woodrow Wilson. The looting of the oil reserves took place under Harding's republican ad ministration. Fall was a republican, secretary of the in terior. Thus a democratic judge comes to the rescue of his fellow thieves in the republican party; blood brothers in crime under the profit-plunder system. The sham political twins of Wall Street here stand naked. * * # • One more look at the “black satchel” and the SIOO,OOO bribe. That little incident took place November 30, 1921, more than three years ago. The capitalist courts have what is called the “statute of limitations,” which means that if the capitalist crooks can keep their crimes hid long enough, time makes them immune. There was a three-year limit on the “black satchel.” But when workers are brought to trial, their whole past is raised against them in the hunt for something incriminating. Unless they are good and docile slaves it is even a crime for them to have been born. * # • • It is predicted that the civil suits in Wyoming will fall on a technicality just like the criminal proceedings in Wash ington. The most important witnesses did not even take the trouble to appear in the Wyoming trial. They took special care to stay away, including Robert W. Stewart, chairman of the board of the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. He was off in Mexico and South America arranging for Standard Oil’s purchase of Doheny properties in these parts of the world. Why bother about an oil scandal at home! • • • • Yet in February gasoline production was the greatest in record for the United States averaging 22,800,000 gallons daily. Stocks on hand now stand at the collosal total of 1,50,000,000 gallons. Yet that represents merely a 17-day supply. The cry goes up over the world for “Oil!" It was for oil that Rockefeller’s “Standard” opened commercial rela tions with Soviet Russia, grfeasing the way for recognition by the United States government itself. It was for oil that Japanese imperialism recognized Soviet Rule. It is for oil that the American, British, French and Japanese imperialisms growl at each, heralding the onrush of the next world war. thru the overthrow of capitalism itslef. That way his labor’s Tho wiping out of the Teapot Dome scandal shows the solidarity of American capitalist impernalism in its struggle for world empire. Against that well-organized enemy the workers of the United States, like labor everywhere, must consolidate its powers under the standard of the Communist International —"The International of World Labor’s Vic tory.” The way to triumph over the Teapot Dome profiteers leads thru the overthrow of capitalism itself. That way lies labor's struggle. West Virginia Strike Still In Dispute (Continued from page 1) yet feel that without militant tactics already condemned by Van Bittner, and without any real aid being given the non-union miners by the U. M. W. of A. to organize them and aid them to fight the double foe of hun ger and tho company and state gun men armies, little of permanent bene fit will result. Tho rank and file union miners are appealing to Van Bittner for real backing to unionize the non-union fields. Why Limit the StrlksT The rank and file of the miners who are now organized point out the folly of oulllng out the non-union men in only the ten counties, and say that if Van Bittner wanted to win any thing he would have called out the whole state and district. They feel that under such reaction ary leadership as Van Bittner, a fail ure of this strike may destroy what Is left of the U. M. W. of A. In this field, and open the way for the new company union, which goes by the name of the Mine Workers’ Associa tion. They are resplved to prevent this company union getting control. Wadsworth for War Poatf WASHINGTON, D. C„ April 6. Admirers of Sen. Wadsworth of New York, the "perfect tory of the son ute” are proposing him as successor to John Weeks as secretary of war, when Weeks resigns this summer, Wadsworth has been told that Gov. A1 Smith will beat him If he runs again next year. The senator has not agreed to the scheme. iTOOLPIGEON OF EMPLOYERS BUSY IN GREAT FALLS Revokes Big Federal Unions Charter GREAT FALLS, Montana, April 6. With the aid of contractors, the agents of the Anaconda Mining com pany and wild cat stock promoters, Paul Smith, pie-card artist extraor dinary and official (dis) organizer of the American Federation of Labor, struck the first blow against the la bor movement here when he ordered the lifting of the charter of Federal Union No. 17,767, because the mlli ants in control of the union refused o obey the orders of the Anaconda Mining company stoolplgeons and the peddlers of fake oil stocks into whose lands Smith intends to place the des tinies of the trade union movement of the city. • Smith, fresh from a victory in Minneapolis, where he succeeded in lifting the charter of the trade coun cil with the aid of the notorious Citi zens’ Alliance and the denizens of the underworld, arrived in this town with a fanfare of trumpets. He was cor dially greeted and fulsomely praised by the Anaconda press and having thawed out under the benefleient rays of the copper barons’ benevolence, the disrupter loudly threatens to make the labor movement of Great Falls safe for big business. Picked Confidence Man. Looking around for some conve nient collection of confidence men, that could be trusted to do the dirty work of the employers, his eyes rest ed on the notorious purveyor of worthless stock in fictitious oil wells, Herbert Gallagher, secretary of the Smeltermen’s Union, an auxiliary of the Anaconda Mining company. This fellow, Gallagher, is as wel come In the labor movement here as' a pole cat at a picnic, but he smells alright to the seasoned nostrils of Paul Smith. After laying down the law to the membership of the Federal Union, Smith wired to Washington urging revocation of the charter. The com plaisant “progressive” Frank Morri son, complied with the request and the charter was revoked. Now, Smith is visiting the local unions in Great Falls urging them to send delegates to the 'Cascade Trade and Labor As sembly who will support the reac tionaries. The assembly Is now un der the leadership of Tom Logan and the progressive elements. The Federal Union is composed of workers in many trades, who are banded together for greater protec tion into one organization rather than split into 57 crafts as Smith desired. Naturally the members refused to commit suicide and wired to Secre tary Morrison that they would not divide and be conquered. The revo cation of their charter followed. If the members of the Federal Un ion do not Join their respective crafts declared Smith, it means that "their sympathizers are with the ‘one big union’ principle as espoused by Fos ter, Ruthenberg and Dunne of the Workers (Communist) Party.” Smith shows his colossal ignorance of the labor movement when he confuses the trade union policy of the Work ers (Communist) Party with the sec tarians of the gambling concession, known as the O. B. U. that operates from Winnipeg, Canada. Smith goes around flashing instruc tions from Jerry Sullivan, secretary treasurer of the Hotel and Restaurant Employes’ International Alliance, au thorizing him to chaperon any stray bartenders he may find into the fold of the per capita shark. Seat Employer* aa Delegate*. Two contractors were seated as delegates to the central body after a long discussion during which the pro gressives pointed out that the Cas cade Trades and Labor Assembly was a body for workers and not for capi talists. Smith, however, believes that the capitalists are the best friends the workers have and must be considered brothers. The two con tractors were sent as delegates by the Carpenters’ Union and Smith said It was up to the local that sent to determine tlielr fitness to represent them. This would be logical if they were workers, but It is strange thut Smith did not apply the same kind of logic to the Minneapolis situation where he expelled several Commun ists from the trades assembly after their locals had elected them repeat edly. But Communists fight the bat tles of the workers against the capi talists. It is much nicer for the labor takers to have capitalists run the cen tral body. This plan avoids strife, and also helps to line the pockets of the fakers. The local labor movement Is arous ed over the actions of the Imported dlaruptlonlst and a bitter fight is in prospect. The militants do not in tend to allow the trade unions to be smashed by the stoolplgeons of the employers, now led by Smith. CONSTANTINOPLE, April «. Turkish operations against the Kur destan rebels were hampered today by snowstorms. The government troops have occupied Prlanlpalou ami Boullnlk and the are moving against SUvan.