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The Voice of L e n i n
' Will be Heard Here
Comrade Alexander Chraxnov, na
tional organizer of the Russian sec
tion of the Workers Party who is
touring the United States will be in
the Chicago district from May 12 to
May 26. He will speak in the cities
of this district the following dates:
South Bend, Ind., Thursday, May
14, at the Workers’ Home, 1216 W.
Colfax Ave.
Gary, Ind., Sunday, May 17. at 2 p.
m„ at 215 W. ISth Ave.
East Chicago, ind., Sunday, May 17,
at 6:30 p. m., at the Russian school,
144th and Olcat Ave.
Chicago, 111., Tuesday, May 19, at
1902 W. Division St.
Chicago, 111., Wednesday, May 20,
at 3925 So. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, 111., Thursday, May 21, at
2734 W. 18th St.
Pullman. 111., Friday, May 22, at
Stanciks’ Hall, 205 E. 115th St.
Milwaukee, Wis., Saturday, May 23,
at Miller Hall, cor. State and Bth St.,
3rd floor.
Kenosha. Wis., Sunday, May 24, at
2 p. m., at German-American Home,
665 Grand Ave.
Chicago, 111., Sunday, May 24, at 7
p. m„ at 1902 W. Division St.
Chicago, 111., Monday, May 25, at
1080 W. 14th St.
Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday, May 26,
at Miller Hall. cor. State and Bth St.,
3rd floor.
At the meetings at Pullman. Keno
sha, Milwaukee on May 23, and Chi
cago''on May 24, the voices of Lenin.
Trotsky, Lunacharsky and others will
be heard from phonograph records.
All comrades who have any con
nections with Russian workers are
requested to inform them about these
meetings. If there are any prospects
for the organization of a Russian
branch in the district, the Russian
district committee should be notified
at once at the following address:
Russian District Committee W. P.,
1113 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago.
Wrokers Give May Day
Wages to Labor Defense
The Labor Defense Council has just
received $36.00 and the following let
ter from South Bend, Indiana:
“Enclosed you will find $36.00 col
lected at the meeting celebrating the
workers' international holiday, May 1.
We here are not strong enough to
hold any demonstration in this city
on that day; we were compelled to
work or lose our jobs, so we had to
work. But we have decided to donate
that day’s earning to the Labor De
fense. and here are the names of con
There follows a list of eleven work
ers who gave the $36.00. The com
rades of South Bend have set u good
example to other organizations. The
new address of the Labor Defense
Council is 19 South Lincoln street,
Chicago, Illinois.
A New Shipment!
From England!
JL k now n !
: Outline of Economics Q 1 A A
\ Outline of Modern Imperialism • *
! Outline of Economic Geography
; WHAT TO READ .. 25 Cents j
! (A guide for worker students)
; 1
And Another Shipment of- ;
j UNITY ...15 Cents j
A pamphlet of the British Minority Movement with many photo
i grape and statements by the leading English and world revolutionary J
* leaders, —and )
\ One of the most interesting of the new publication of women’s 1
, work in Soviet Russia. 1
Orders filled immediately from new stock just arrived.
! 1113 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, 111. ?
_ ;
An anti-white terror demonstra
tion will be held on Sunday, May
17, at 2:30 p. m. at the Hod Carriers
Hall, 814 W. Harrison street.
It is arranged under the auspices
of the Workers Party, Local Chi
cago with the main support coming
from the Balkan federation branch
es of the Workers Party.
The speakers for this demonstra
tions secured thus far, are Earl R.
Browder, in English; K. Mikalachki,
in South Slav; C. Koteff, in Bulgar
ian; K. Kostis, in Greek; M. A.
Stolar, in Russian, and other
speakers. Admission is free.

Tuesday, May 12.
Working Area Branch No. 3, 3201
S. Wabash avenue. “When the Next
War Comes.” •
Wednesday, May 13.
City Central Committee meeting,
8 p. m., 2613 Hirsch Blvd. All dele
gates must be present.
Thursday, May 14.
Activity meeting of Working Area
Branch No. 4, at 3118 W. Roosevelt
Activity meeting of Working Area
Branch No. 2, at 1910 W. Roosevelt
Friday, May 15.
Activity meeting of Working Area
Branch No. 1, Room 506, 166 W. Wash
ington St.
Activity meeting of Working Area
Branch No. 5, 19 S. Lincoln St.
Activity meeting of Working Area
Branch No. 6, 2613 Hirsch Blvd.
Bronx Students, Attention!
NEW YORK, May 11.—The class in
the- principles and tactics of the
Third International, which was inter
rupted for several weeks, will be re
sumed Tuesday, May 12, at 1347
Boston road. If you are interested in
keeping up this class, please attend
these lectures.
Give your shopmate this copv
of the DAILY WORKER—but be
sure to see him the next day to
sret his subscription.
Los Angeles Juniors
Celebrate May Day
at Brookside Park
By A. Lyons
More than one hundred and *flfty
children, mostly all members of the
Junior Section of the Young Workers
League, showed their solidarity on
May First by staying out of school and
celebrating the workers’ international
holiday. Early in the morning, a
group of working class children gath
ered on the corner of Mott and Brook
lyn streets, and by nine o’clock four
big trucks, one small one, and a num
ber of private machines were filled
The first hundred dollars of Chi
cago’s five hundred dollar quota for
the Southern Illinois miners’ relief
appeal has been passed, with only a
small number of branches and indi
vidual members heard from. While
the "pay envelopes” have not come
in as rapidly as was expected, the
contributions have been generous, and
when the campaign is ended it is ex
pected that the quota will be more
than met. Every member is asked to
donate one per cent of a weekly wage,
and to try to get two friends or fel
low workers to do the same. Thus
far the contributions have mostly
been from members of the Workers
(Communist) Party branches, but it
Is expected that beginning this week
the contributions from sympathizers
will materially swell the receipts. To
date funds turned In are:
Polish $ 37.03
Russian 4.05
N. W. English 6.41
G. Maurer 50
South Slav No. 1 12.37
D. P. English 9.49
J. W. Wein 200
Wm. Barten 2.00
Irving Park English 4.85
N. W. Jewish 4.71
R. Kaplan, N. W. Jewish... 1.50
I Eitinger 40
N. S. English 1.25
Ger. Hung., S. & D. B. F 3.25
Rheingold, N. W. English 26
Nucleus No. 5 23.17
Italian W. S. No. 1 3.00
Lettish Branch W P 17.20
Total $133.44
In most these cases Ihese contribu
tions reprpesent only a small part of
the total ultimate contribuions from
the branch. They arr- either the col
lection at a branch meeting, or, more
often, the sums brought in by a single
member. All envelopes, unop ned, are
to be biought to the local office, Chi
cago Council for Defense and Relief,
19 South Lincoln St., immediately. All
unused envelopes must be returned
also for control. Every branch must
institute an immediate drive to fill its
quota and make immediate and full
, settlement.
to the brim with children and adults.
The place chosen for the celebration
was Brookside Park, one of the pret
tiest parks in Pasedena, fifteen miles
from Los Angeles. Games, recitations
talks, singing, bathing, etc. was the
program of the day. Every one felt
in the spirit of holidaying, and thus
the day passed quickly. Mother
Bloor was with us and gave an inter
esting talk on May Day in Russia, and
she also played games with the com
To complete the celebration most
of the Juniors were present at the
mass meeting in the evening arranged
by the Workers Party and Young
Workers’ League. Two numbers on
the program, chorus singing and a bal
lot, “Spirit of Communism,” were rend
ered by the Juniors.
Tell it to the kids! No, it ain’t
about a circus, but the surprise af
fair that is being arranged by the
John Reed Junior Group. They pro
mise an interesting evening on
Sat., May 23, at the Home,
1902 W. Division St. They won’t
tell what they are going to pull
off, but they assure that it will be
a real surprise, dance, and a good
time in general. So don’t forget,
tell it to the kids!
—— —1
on '
MOISSAYE J. OLGIN, Workers Party
PROF. WM. GUTHRIE, City College
will debate on
Resolved: That the Russian Soviet System
Is Superior to Parliamentary De
CENTRAL OPERA HOUSE, 67th Street and 3rd Avenue
Sunday, May 17, 2 P. M.
Admission 50 Cents.
Auspice*: Workers' School and Trade Union Educational League
G. 0. P. IN MPLS.
J I;
Funny Animal Awaiting
Visit by Eugene Debs
(Continued from page 1)
gime headed by Thomas Van Lear
when he was the '‘socialist’’ mayor,
sharing the limelight with “socialist”
Mayor Dan W. Hoan, of Milwaukee,
It developed that the four aider
men, reputed to be Albert G. Bastis,
A. R. Gisslen, Peter J. Pryts and Lewis
Beneke, had no party membership in
back of them. Two of them. In fact,
had frnid no dues for two years. They
were In fact opposed to a dues paying
membership organization. It might in
terfere with their political deals in
the city council. It is claimed that
their object in meeting with Birch
Wilson was not to help him resurrect
the dead “socialist” organization, hut
lather to see that he didn’t resurrect
it; that it was permitted to rest un
molested in its political grave.
Some Grab Elephant’s Tail.
This analysis is supported by all the
facts. Two years ago both Thomas
Van Lear, ex-socialist mayor, aand his
man "Friday,” Lewis Harthlll, the “so
cialist” chief of police, with Robert D.
Cramer, editor of Minneapolis Labor
Review, brought pressure to bear
upon G. T. Lindsten, who had filed as
a “labor” candidate for mayor, so that
he withdrew two days after the time
for filing had expired. This left the
field clear for the “socialists,” after
double-crossing the militant elements
in the labor movement, to endorse
George Leach, the republican candi
This betrayal was followed in the
national elections last fall, when Van
Lear and Harthlll came out for the
straight republican ticket, charging
that the farmer-labor movement had
been captured by the Communists.
Mayor Leach, with his "socialist" fol
lowing, not only attacked the farmer
labor campaign and the LaFollette
candidacy, but gave whole-hearted sup
port to the republican campaign of
“strikebreaker” Coolidge. Leach had
in fact, been a candidate for governor
in the republican primaries.
It is not known that the four other
“socialist” aldermen, Theodore Jen
sen, A. E. Voelker, John Peterson and
I. G. Scott, met with Birch Wilson,
during his visit here as Deb’s emis
sary. But the glaring fact stands
forth that not a single “socialist,” who
is a candidate for re-election in to
day’s election, is running as a “so
cialist,” not even as a “laborite.” What
they usually glory in is their “small
business support.”
Others Follow the Donkey.
In this campaign, while the Van
Lear-Harthill-Cramer - Wiggins crowd
are supporting Mayor Leach, the other
“socialist” wing is backing Harry
Lund, a democrat, for jnayor. Lund
was appointed a collector of
by President Woodrow Wilson, and
has a long record of subserviency to
the democratic machine.
The “socialist” alderman, Peter J.
Pryts, acted as chairman at one of
Lund's meetings in the proletarian
twelfth ward, heralding his democratic
offering as' a “representative of all the
The "socialist” Pryts never men
tioned the working class once during
his talk. He dwelt on street sprinkl
ing, the pavements on Franklin Ave.,
and the “solid support’ that he had
won the "Franklin Avenue business
It will be interesting to study what
Debs attempts to do with these clash
ing democratic and republican wings
of the Minneapolis “socialists.”
In the present municipal campaign,
with the class fight thus deserted by
all ‘‘socialist” elements, it remained
for the Communists to put a Workers
Party ticket in the field, as the only
labor group carrying the standards of
the class struggle. It has done this
successfully. Thru the Communist
mayoralty candidacy of Dan W. Stev
ens, and several aldermanic candi
dates, the Communist message has
been carried into all sections of the
city. When Debs comes here for his
"socialist” membership meeting, he
will without doubt, find that all “so
cialist” rank and filers worth while
have gone over to the Communists.
Army Authorities Forge Records
(Continued from page 1)
Crouch and Trumbull must not an
swer the reports and must say noth
ing for publication.
The military laws require that the
defendants be given copies of the
stenographic letters of the trial.
Crouch, when given his "record,”
could hardly recognize It. Below he
tells the story for the DAILY WORK
ER of how the records were forged
by the government, and tells what
he did say in answer to questions and
what records of the trial were de
stroyed by the government.
First Is given the testimony as
printed in the lying government re
port and then Crouch tells the truth
about the trial.
* * *
(From Testimony of Crouch.)*
Q. What are your principles of
A. The state rather than the in
dividuals ought to have control of the
Instruments of wealth, that they ought
to be held collectively rather than
by Individuals.
Q. What are the principles of Com
A. The state rather than individ
uals should have control of wealth,
especially the Instruments of wealth
production; that is, they should be
held collectively rather than by in
(Reference was made to under
ground propaganda of the American
Communist Party in 192(5-21.)
Q. Were you a member of any
Communist organization at that time?
A. I was.
(Correct answer—"l was not.”)
Government Invents Answer.
Q. Have you got any of those pa
pers with you—any of the clippings?"
A. I do not have any with me ex
cept an article published by me In
the Honolulu Advertiser of the 12th,
giving my viewpoint on the matter;
and I have a clipping published last
year giving my viewpoint regarding
the work of President Wilson brother
hood, which I consider identical with
the first principles of Communism.
(The above answer is a product of
some diseased and abnormal imagina
tion. I never made the statement
quoted above or any remotely re
sembling it. I said nothing about the
"President Wilson brotherhood.”
Manufactures Nonsense.
Q. Do you believe there are times
when rule by a minority against the
wishes of the majority is justified?
A. Yes; during a time of national
emergency It Is the duty of the minor
ity to enforce any measures that may
be necessary for society, such as com
pulsory military service and labor
against a man’s wishes.
Q. Do you believe in compulsory
military service?
A. Not unless it is necessary.
Q. When would you consider nec
A. National defense or to prevent
a minority from obtaining power.
(The above rot is more manufac
tured testimony. I said nothing that
resembled this nonsense or expressed
such absurd ideas. How could a mi
nority use compulsory military serv
ice to prevent itself from obtaining
power? Perhaps the government
“stenographer” thought one minority
would use force against another mi
nority while the majority was a dis
interested observer!)
Q. Private Crouch, do you know
Thru the week of May 1, workers and Workers Party branches con
tributed over S6OO to the 1925 fund to insure the DAILY WORKER, bringing
the total to $28,400.64.
The itemized list of remittances is as follows:
Detroit, Mich., Roumanian No. 1..119.00
Detroit, Mich., Roumanian No. 2 . 3.00
Detroit, Mich., Ukrainian 12.00
Akron, 0., Hungarian 3.00
New Castle, Pa., Finnish 14.50
Racine, Wis., Finnish 5.00
S. Omaha, Neb., Czecho-Slav B.po
Akron, 0., Russian 8.00
Chicago. 111., Finnish 35.00
Chicago, 111., Czecho-Slav No. 1„ 5.00
Boston, Mass., Ukrainian 6.00
Philadelphia, Pa.. English 2.00
W. C., Br. 71, Boston Mass 6.00
Duluth, Minn., Finnish 6.00
San Francisco, Calif 56.00
Gary, Ind.. Hungarian 10.00
Temple, IVJe., Finnish 2.00
Perth Amboy, N. J., Hungarian 9.00
Orient 111., Jugo-Slav 7.00
Keene, N. H., Finnish 2.00
Ironwood, Mich., Finnish 4.00
Buffalo, N. Y„ Finnish 10.00
Rockland, Me., Finnish 2.00
Gilbert, Minn., Finnish 20.00
Chardan 0., Finnish 46.00
Phelps, Wis„ Finnish 7.00
Drummond, Mich., Finnish 6.00
Chicago, 111., Slovak Society 10.00
Chicago. Mid-City English 6.00
Johnston City, 111., 8. Slavic 6.00
Chicago, 111., Hungarian 1.00
Shenandoah, Pa., Russian 4.00
Cleveland, 0., W. English 8.00
Cleveland 0.. E. English 12.00
Cleveland, 0.,* German 8.00
Cleveland, 0., Jewish 3.50
Cleveland, 0., Y. W. L., W. Eng.. 3.00
Cleveland, 0.. Finnish 66.00
Superior, Wis., English 1.00
Blal/Button, Pa., Greek 4.00
Newport, N. H„ Finnish 7.00
what the membership is of the Russ
ian Communist Party?
A. About 75,000.
(Correct answer: “About 650,000.”)
Q. What makes you think that the
army does not desire men of radical
A. I know that no military serv
ice would desire men with extremely
radical views.
(I did not make such an answer.
Os course, the Union of Soviet Social
ist Republics desires men with radical
views in the service.)
Q. Then are your views opposed
to capitalism?
A. Yes sir; but I have never yet
made a statement that they were.
(More rot! I made the reply; “Yes
sir,” without qualification.)
Q. Now, what was your feeling at
the outbreak of the Russian revolu
tion in 1916? (Question said, “in
A. I was glad to see an autocracy
Q. In what respects were you not
A. I considered the violent out
break at first to be based on no sound
foundation and I believed that the
Russian Communists were starting
(Perverted imagination! I said
nothing about “no sound foundation”
or that the “Russian Communists
were starting prematurely.”)
Defense Evidence Destroyed.
Some documentary evidence not in
cluded in record of Crouch trial. (But
used at trial.)
Letter from Crouch (on letterhead
of league) to Lieut. Col. Murphy,
written before arrest, protesting
against persecution of Communists.
Article by Crouch In Honolulu Ad
vertiser, Feb. 12, 1925. Article:
“Reasons Why America Should Be
come Communistic," except one sen
tence reading, “In fact, the army ex
ists primarily for the purpose of pro
tecting capitalism against its foes,
both internal and external.”
(All documentary evidence was
read to the court and most of the
prosecution’s documentary evidence
was included in the records.)
Stupidity of Army Officers.
From testimony of Creque at Crouch
Q. Did you ever hear of the I.
W. W.?
A. I have. *
Q. "Did you ever hear of the In
ternational Workers of the World?”
A. "I never heard of the Interna
tional Workers of the World, but I
have heard of the Industrial Workers
of the World.”
Apparently the government did not
wish this exhibition of ignorance on
the part of the trial judge advocate
to be made public.
Testimony Doctored by Government.
From testimony of Trumbull at
Crouch trial.
The .mailing of the letter to the
Communist International by Nadeau
was under discussion.
Q.. How did he happen to mail it?
A. He was secretary.
(Correct answer: "It was written
for the purpose of being mailed.”)
From testimony of Crouch at Trum
bull trial.
Q. Private Crouch, was, or was
not, Private Trumbull, from your per
sonal observation, in your opinion, an
inactive man?
A. Yes sir; I believe that he was.
(Answer was “ —an intelligent
man,” not an "inactive” man.)
Chicago, N. S. English 5.00
Rockford. 111., Lithuanian 2.00
Kansas City, Mo., English 8.00
Hingham, Mass., Finnish 1.00
Boston. Mass., English 3.00
Elizabeth, N. J„ Russian 6.00
Schenectady, N. Y.. Enlgish 5.00
Salem, Mass., Finnish 5.00
Green, Mich., Finnish 5.00
New Haven, Conn., Italian 6.00
AV. C., Chattanooga. Tenn 50
W. C., Portsmouth, Va 4.00
Julius N. Bencik, Milwaukee,
Wis 1.00
John Devecho, Portland, Ore 1.00
Jean Stevenson, San Pedro,
Calif 1.00
Axel Fredrickson, Ferndale,
Mich 5.00
J. Weinstein, New York, N. Y 2.00
All Reight, Tofty, Alaska 1.00
J. Rowlyh, Detroit, Mich 1.00
Albert Bernhart, Teller, Alaska 5.00
Karl J. Malinstrom, Moline, 111. . 2.00
A, Toddubry. Syracuse, N. Y 1.00
H. Rosenberg, Philadelphia, Pa... 3.00
Geo. Holgate, Edgemoor, Del 10.00
E. J. Bryan, Clifton, Ariz 2.00
Mrs. A. Stoker, Grand Rapids,
Mich. 5.00
Anon, River Forest, 111 ... 5.00
Total $28,400.04
Philadelphia, Notice!
Weber Printing Co.
Philadelphia, Pa.
in the
by Wm. Z. Foster
An article written in Russia
about a great newspaper in the
world’s first workers’ republic.
(With Photographs)
Revolution in Trade
Union Terms
by Wm. F. Dunne
A Communist analysis of the
British Trade Union Delegation
Report on Russia.
(With Photographs)
Communism on the
Streets of America
by Earl R. Browder
From Communist theory to ac
tion In the stronghold of world
(With Photographs)
May Day in America
by Harrison George
A great day of the working class
traced thru the progress of Ameri
can organized labor.
Coke Miners in Revolt
by Arne Swabeck
The uprising of the “men who
dig in the bowels of the earth”—
a picture of the class struggle to
The Fight for Unity
in Minnesota
by C. A. Hathaway
A history of the struggle of the
mid-west farmer and industrial
worker on the political field—and
a proposal for the next step to be
The Pan-American
by Manuel Gomez
Farther light on American Im
perialsim and the rise of the work
ing class for unified action in Latin
America to combat the rule of Wall
The Death of Sun
Yat Sen
by G. Zinoviev
The president of the Communist
International writes of the passing
of a great national revolutionary
The Lenin School
in Chicago
by Tburber Lewis
An interesting account of a new
experiment in American working
class education.
The Slaughter of the
Workers in Halle
by Peter Maslovsky
The murder of workers in a
country where the working class is
gathering forces to assume power.
including one of two pages
by Robert Minor
Floyd Dell—Moissaye Olgin—
Martin Abern
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