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FIRST THOUSAND
DOLLARS SENT TO
IRISH SUFFERERS
Donations from Alaska
and New Zealand
The Irish Workers and Peasants’
Famine Relief Committee has cabled
the first one thousand dollars for the
relief of the famine stricken people
of the west of Ireland. This money
will be devoted to purchasing food
and other necessities for the workers
and peasants In the famine region.
Distribution will be supervised by
Mrs. Helen Crawfurd and Robert
Stewart. The latter Is secretary of
the Irish section of the Workers’ In
ternational Relief.
Despite many obstacles the work
of the Irish Workers’ and Peasants’
Famine Relief Committee la showing
results. Thousands of leaflets have
been distributed thruout the country
giving the story of the famine In de
tail. The capitalist press and papers
favorable to the Irish Free State gov
ernment have followed a policy of
silence in regard to the famine, this
forced our committee to- resort to the
publication of leaflets on a large scale
and also to advertising In the labor
and liberal press.
A Generous Donation
The heaviest contribution received
to date at the offices of the Irish re
lief committee came from Miss Har
riet G. Flagg of Brookline, Mass. Miss
Flagg became interested in the Irish
famine relief activities thru Roger N.
Baldwin, director of the American
Civil Liberties bureau and member of
our national committee. These five
hundred dollars were immediately
cabled for use In the famine region.
Our appeal is drawing response
from every part of America, contribu
tions are coming even from distant
Alaska. Not only have the American
workers responded, but we have re
ceived a check for 125.00 from New
Zeeland and a letter which deserves
reproduction here. The letter is from
Arthur McCarthy, of Dunedin, New
Zealand and reads as follows:
"Comrades: —Enclosed please find
a profiteers’ dole toward your fund.
The check Is drawn from my firm's
account, which I use as a savings
bank.
"I hope that yon will get magnifi
cent response from the workers, for
sympathy from the other classes is
so exceedingly rare In my experience,
that I have regretfully come to the
conclusion that only the workers
themselves can remedy their wrongs.”
Depend On Heaven
It must not be assumed, however,
that there Is a unanimous free res
ponse to our appeal for aid. The
following excerpt form the exceptions
to the general rule may prove lnterest
lng:
"Have received your appeal and will
say that if I can help, I will send my
contribution thru those who look to
heaven for help."
The people of Ireland have relied
more on heaven than was good for
them. They are not yet completely
cured. Between the capitalists, the
landlords and heaven’s representa
tives on earth, they have fared very
badly. The Irish Workers’ and Peas
ants’ Famine Relief Committee is ap
pealing not to heaven but to the bro
thers and sisters of the Irish workers
gnd peasants in the United States to
come to their assistance, and not only
bring them immediate aid, but help
ts bring about a condition of society
where preventable calamities will not
visit them.
Money is urgently needed. Send
contributions to 13 S. Lincoln St.,
Chicago, 111.
Textile Barons Get
So Much Profits They
Reinvest in Germany
PATERSON. N. J.—Botany Consoli
«aUd Mills, the American textile con
cern which has been advancing capital
rm&n mills, reports a 1924 profit
,781,208. This represents sl7 a
on 100,000 shares of Class A
or a return of 34 per cent,
s foreign deal was mado possible
rge surplus profits. It consisted
Loan of $2,000,000 to Karanigarn
erct, Btoehr & Co. and tho El-
Idar Textilowerke, two of the
'gsost important toxtilo concerns in
Knropo. Tho loan giveg Botany a long
term option to acquire a 60 per cent
intorest in a holding company to con
trol those two concerns which In turn
OOQtrol ov<v 80 plants In Germany,
| tetrU, Hnngary, Czechoslovakia,
Rly and Holland. Excess profits
fmich American workers produce go
fbroad to back the competition of low
paid European labor.
Presbyterians Hear About Russia.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May J 4. Vast
progress toward a more tolerant atti
tude in Russia to other nations and
religion; the restlessness of Persia,
Turkey’s attempts to build a democ
racy, and the belief that the Greek
debacle In Anatolia has proved •
“blessing In disguise,” were revealed
today to leaders of she Presbyterian
church here by John K. Vorls, associ
ate general secretary of the near East
relief, following his return early in
the week from five months’ tour of
the near East.
AS WE SEE IT
By T. J. O'FLAHERTY.
(Continued from page 1)
the Communists. There is no sugges
tion as to how the American workers
should effectively assist in the diffi
cult task of bringing about world
unity in order to fight the common
enemy. Nothing but the animus of a
yellow socialist against the only party
that is revolutionary in aim and in
policy.
• * •
THE rubbish written by Dr. Thomas
is sent out to hundreds of labor
papers twice a month. There is not a
spark from the class struggle in any
of it. Thomas, like his patron saint
Oswald Garrison Villard, is always
looking for some opportunity to hand
the capitalists a boquet. He praises
Stanley Baldwin, British tory premier
for his action in giving a goodly part
of his fortune to the government after
the war, in order to help the treasury.
And he did this, according to Thomas,
without “trying to capitalize his good
deeds for political purposes in an elec
tion.”
• • •
■fTTHY should not Stanley Baldwin,
whose fortune is estimated at
130,000,000, give one fifth of his in
come to his own government? If
there is any thanks coming to him,
the gratitude should be expressed by
members of his own class. Capitalists
of the Stanley Baldwin type are much
more dangerous to the working class
movement than common frauds like
Horatio Bottomley. who rob on all
sides without regard to the interests
of the system as a whole. If Thomas
prays long enough he may yet convert
Stanley Baldwin, Charlie Schwab and
John D. Rockefeller and make them
hit the sawdust trail.
* • •
RUSSIAN monarchists are still con
tributing to the gaiety of nations
even tho their erstwhile admirers no
longer contribute very generously to
the monarchists’ coffers. The poor
things are not taken very Seriously
nowadays, but once in a while an in
quring reporters with a sense of the
ridiculous locates a monarchist nest
and has a little fun with its contents.
Enter Percy Jay Fuller, “humanita
rian and financier’’ who keeps an of
fice on Fifth Ave. Besides a box of
cigars, the other equipment of Mr.
Fuller's office are several human
beings, looking much the worse for
wear and lack of jaw exercise on
starches, and proteins.
• • •
FULLER is engaged in the task of
preparing for the restoration to
the Russian throne of the Grand Duke
Cyril Vladimirovitch, who probably
does not know that the Czar’s throme
is now being used by a bootblack.
This remarkable individual declares
that he does not need money, that
his own resources are sufficient. This
fact alone should clinch the conviction
that he is Insane. The idea of a
mentally aalubrlus monarchist turn
ing down cash is unthinkable. Fuller
admitted that Cyril did not know all
the ins and outs of the preparations
for his restoration, but such little
trifled should not bother a grand
duke. It should not be overlooked
that Mr. Fuller is selling stock. No
doubt he reasons logically that any
body crazy enough to expect the re
turn of the Czars in Russia should
be a good candidate for a block of
stock in Greengoods Inc.
Canadian Seafarers
Win Fight for Wage
Scale on Whalers
Victoria, B. C., May 24. —The Fed
erated Seafarers Union of Canada won
a fight to retain union wages and liv
ing conditions aboard whaling ves
sels owned by the Consolidated Whal
ing Qo. A few hours before the first
three vossels of the company’s whal
ing fleet sot out for the whding
grounds, the crews were informed that
the bonus on each whale would be ro
duced from $3 to $2. The men inform
ed the company that new crews would
have to be signed and after some har
anguing, the boss agreed to pay all
seamen at the old schedule which call
ed for SBO a month wages and no
bonus for firemen, and SSO a month
and $3 bonus on each whale oaught,
for sailors.
The company claimed that the Sol
whales caught were not as profitable
as sperm wales but the men pointed
out that the number of whales caught
increased each year. The seamen also
got the right of checking ofl dues
from wages of seamen joining the un.
ion for the first time and then signing
on as members of whaling crews.
Hindus, Now Blessed
as Citizens, to Be
“Denaturalized” Soon
SAN FRANCISCO.—At least 80 nat
uiallzed California Hindus, many o!
: whom havo been voters and all men
of education, will lose their citizen
ship bocause of the U. S. supreme
court decision that a Hindu is “nol
white.” They claim that pure-blooded
Hindus are Aryan, nnd hence whito.
The Hlndu-Amerlcau Assn, of Bar
Francisco will contest the decision
Tho only cloooccy granted is that
they will not bo deported.
Does your friend aubacriba to
tho DAILY WORKER? Ask him!
■ft ;
international Prospects and Bolshevization
By G. ZINOVIEV.
V. The Fight for Trade
Union Unity and the
British Labor
Movement.
(Continued from last issue.)
The Slogan of Trade Union Unity put
Forward by Comintern.
Nobody, I think, will dispute the
correctness of the general policy laid
down by the fifth congress on this
question. It is true that our oppon
ents in the right wing of the Comin
tern considered that the resolution of
the fifth world congress on the trade
union question was essentially contra
dictory to the other resolutions adopt
ed by it. They regarded the correct
ness of our position on this question
as an “accident.” Events have since
proved that the trade union resolu
tion of the fifth congress is wholly
in accordance with the general tactics
of the Comintern. There is no need
therefore, at the present moment to
discuss this qudfetion in principle.
What we now need is to draw up prac
tical instructions for our individual
fraternal parties.
The most popular of all slogans, the
slogan of the fight for international
trade union unity, was pat forward by
the Comintern. With this the Com
munist International * made a great
step forward. We must observe that
in certain countries the correct policy
on the trade union question in the
process of being put into effect, may
be liable to the same two dangers to
which the tactics of the united front
in general are liable. This is particu
larly evident in France and Czecho
slovakia, and to a lesser extent in
other countries.
The first danger lies in regarding
these tactics as an unimportant man
euver. as tho the whole affair consist
ed in writing open letters to social
democrats and letting everything else
take care of itself. The other danger
lies in going to the other extreme and
advocating the hurried and uncondi
tional entrance Into the reformist
trade unions even where just as
strong or even stronger revolutionary
trade unions exist. That is the other
extreme. I have heard that certain
comrades in Czecho-Slovakia even be
lieve that the weaker red revolution
ary unions are the easier It will be to
DONATIONS FOR IRISH RELIEF
COME FROM ALL PARTS OF U. S.
The following is a list of donations to the Irish famine fund received in
the office of the Irish Workers’ and Peasants’ Famine Relief Committee,
%
from April 16 to April 30. Several generous contributions have been re
ceived since then, which will be published shortly. All contributions to re
lieve the distress of the Irish famine victims should be sent immediately to
the Irish W’orkers’ and Peasants’ Famine Relief Committee, 19 South Lincoln
Street, Chicago, 111.
Mrs. A. Corry, Oakland, Calif $ 1.00-
"An Irish Friend,” Oakland. Calif 1.00
L Hoeth, San Francisco, Calif 1.00
Peter Fireman. Trenton, N. J 10.00
I. Kettula, Finlapon. Ia 2.00
Catania L. Dock. Fayetteville. Pa... 3.00
Edward Goodman, New York City.... 2.00
Arch. Sculptors Assn.. Philadelphlo 10.00
John J. Balfer, Harrlstown, Pa 5.00
F. M. Hartman, Chicago 10.00
Irish Relief Com., Cleveland, 0 79.00
Bernard Cooper, Brooklyn, N. Y.... 1.05
W. P. Branch, Hancock, Mich 20.00
Col. by W. J. Cavell—
Mrs. Menpen, New York City 2.00
John M. Tripp, Butte, Mont 10.00
Zerlina Reefer, Kansas City, Mo. 10.00
Hose Roll, New York City 5.00
E. Karsten, Cong Island City, N. Y. 2.00
F. Bobioh, New York City 8.00
R. Torvaco, Jersey City, N. J 1.00
J. Klaine, Atlanta, Qa 1.00
Cawrence J. O’Connor, Annapolis,
Md 7.00
Helen Marston, San Diego. Calif. 10.00
Mary Marston, San Diego, Calif 2.00
• ’has. Rich. San Deigo, Calif 10.00
S. Hlllkowltz, San Diego, Calif 10.00
William Bartau, New York City 1.00
Franklin Vonnegut. Indianapolis,
Ind 1.00
Mr. M. Ceahy, Chicago, 111 1.00
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achieve trade union unity! We con
sider that where revolutionary trade
unions exist, we must tiy to win over
l every possible worker atsd at the same
time we must continue*the fight for
trade union unity. To dissolve with a
gesture our red trade union organiza
tions when they represent an import
ant force In comparison with the re
formist trade unions, would be a gross
mistake. ~
The Anglo-Russian committee has
not yet been formed, but the latest
reports regarding the preparations for
its formations are of a favorable na
ture.*) The right Amsterdamers are
apparently rather alarmed at the de
cisions of the British to summon an
official conference In conjunction with
the Russian trade unlops.' We stick
to our former policy and shall contin
ue to fight for the unity of the trade
union movement without 1 running to
either of the extremes. We shall car
ry on the struggle everywhere, even
in those places where wa have our re
volutionary trade unions.
New Factors In the Brßish Labor
Movement.' f
Historically, our whole trade union
campaign arose out of the position
which has developed within the Bri
tish labor movement. The new fac
tors which are making themselves felt
in the international labor movement
originated in England. The factors
facilitating the new movement are
briefly as follows: 1. Great Britain
Is losing her monopolist position in
the world market. 2. The colonial
power of Britain is being shaken.
These two factors alone are of tre
mendous importance. The second fac
tor. in spite of the fact that is only
just becoming apparent, is already
making its Influence felt upon the
whole economic and political position
of Great Britain. 3. The class strug
gle is becoming more acute. 4. The
labor aristocracy is losing Its priv
ileged position.
It is therefore by no means acciden
tal that a delegation of the British
trade unions recently visited Russia
and reported comparatively favorably
on our revolution. This is by no means'
to be attributed to the personal quali
ties of the representatives of the Bri
tish labor movement in question, to
*) Since this speech was delivered
the Anglo-Russian Trade Union Unity
Committee has been formed and the
results of its work published in the
DAILY WORKER.—Editor's rote.
Dr. S. B. Cevy, New York City 5.00
W. M. Cathrop, Cos Angeles, Calif. 5.00
Rev. George Dietz, ConnelsVUle, Pa. 10.00
B. Dollard. New York City 2.00
Mrs. J. K. Brett. Bloomington, 111. 1.00
Harry RuchokufT, Chicago, 111 2.00
Mrs. William Tilton, Cambridge,
Mass 5.00
A. Olken. Brooklyn, N. Y .l 1.41
Fred Heckmann. Brooklyn. N. Y 2.00
W S. D. B. F. Br. No. 299 (T Hor
wath, St. Couls. M 0....:. 6.00
Mrs. D. E. Bridgewater, Niles City,
Mont 100
I. Calehtman, San Diego, Calif 1.00
I. W. A. Cocal (Jack McCarthy
meeting—Col. Boston - 10.00
J. Jensen. Bridgeport. Conn 1.00
A. C. Cremasco. Mono I-ake, Calif. 1.50
M. Aurbach. Chicago, 111 6.00
I. W. A. Local (J. Fromholz), Cleve
land. Ohio - - 21.00
Mrs. B. M. Lindsay, Butte. Mont— 10.00
Alex Ooraxsl, Chicago, 111 - 1.00
Carl Vogt. Lawrence, Mas* 9.50
K. L. Boras A Nick Pappas, Chicago 6.00
M. W. Meyer, New York City 10.00
F. J. Roppold, Erie, Pa 2.00
Mary Osrow, Los Angsles, Calif..... 5.00
Fred Elcknoff, Rochester, N. Y 6.60
the fact that they are good fellows,
but is closely bound up with the four
factors above enumerated. A new
breeze is blowing in the British la
bor movement. In my opinion Max
Beer is right when, in revelwing the
British labor movement of the. past
few years, he says that the situation
of the British working class is be
ing affected by the failure of the class
ic tactics of the trade unionists and
by the old fighting method of the la
bor party. The failure of the old
trade unionist tactics is also not acci
dental. It is not due to the defects
of the leaders or to the errors they
committed, but to the fact that Great
Britain Is losing her monopolist posi
tion in the world market and that her
influence and the influence of her col
onies is meeting with greater and
greater opposition, which is accelerat
ing the pace of the class struggle
in Britain and is awakening the mass
es of the British proletariat to a new
life.
To this too, is to be attributed the
trade union minority movement
which has rallied 600,000 workers
around Communist ideas (and is con
solidating the official left wing of.the
trade unions) has, more than any
other, facilitated the establishing of
Anglc>-Russian friendship.
The British Labor Party and the
Rural Districts.
A tangled situation is developing
in Britain. The labor party, in its
present form, is hardly likely to per
sist. But its prospects for the imme
diate future are good. It has, designs
on the countryside. At present It is
solely an urban party. At the last
elections it obtained 52 seats out of
93 in industrial constituencies, and
only 38 out of 230 in rural constitu
encies. I think that we shall be wit
nessing a two-fold phenomenon in the
labor party; firstly, the gradual de
cline of the prestige and influence of
its inert leaders in the rankS of the
minority movement and even of the
Communist Party (especially in work
ling centers and industrial districts)
and secondly, the growth of the influ
ence of the labor party in the small
towns and rural districts.
In the light of historical perspec
tives, the strengthening of the posi
tion of the labor party in these dis
tricts will objectively be a progres
sive move. Not so long ago Otto
Bauer in Austria, issued the slogarf.
“Into the countryside.” The Austrian
N. 1.. Carr, Oklahoma City, 0k1a...„ 1.00
Amalgamated Food Wkrs. No. 3,
Brooklyn. N. Y 5.00
Dr. B. M. Becker, Cleveland. 0hi0.... 2.00
N. P. Morin. San Pedro, Calif 1.00
Mr. PI. Zllway, Chicago. 11l 4.65
K. Sandelien, Marquette, Mich 4.75
Mary E. Broughton, Philadelphia.... 5.00
Frederick Rammerstein. Brooklyn.. 3.00
J. A. Henkenslelten. Philadelphia.... 1.00
Albert J. Most. Cincinnati, Ohio 5.00
J. F. Kaiser, Bartlesville, Okla 5.00
Richard Stlegler, Newark. N. J 1.00
Ellen A. Freeman. Troy, N. Y 5.00
Mary Holliday Mitchell, Fall River,
Mass 10.00
Anonymous, Watertown. N. Y 1.00
John J McMahon, Buffalo, N. Y 3.00
W. F. Jackmann, Indianapolis. Ind. 4.00
John M. Corbett, Bay City, Texas 10.00
Mrs. Jos. Keller, Cleveland. 0hi0.... 19.15
Pauline C. Grekin, Highland Pk.,
Mich - 3.00
M. G. Llovd, Cherry Chase. Md 2.00
G. B. M. W. C. Union, Local 528,
New York. N. Y 10 00
Anonymous, Chicago, 111 1.00
E. McNerney. Jr.. Sangatuck 5.00
S. Janls, Baltimore. Md 1.00
Erick Erickson. Minneapolis, Minn... 10.00
A. Correa, Brooklyn. N. Y 25
D. Wm. Jacobs, Bronx, N. Y 5.00
Wm. Edelmon (Painters' Local 125)
Brooklyn. N. Y 9.80
Stanley Tomek, Gloverson. N. Y 6.00
Michael Chaney, New York City 5.00
Edmund L. Seidel, Providence, R. 1. 6.00
Abraham Kramer, Bronx, N. Y 1.25
John Ecsl, Brooklyn, N. Y 2.00
Rudolph Denlg, New York City 1.00
H. D. Harkness, Liberty, Wash 1.00
Sam Qreenhurg. Los Angeles, Calif 1.00
Painters' Union No. 276
(Wm. Schultz. Secy.), Chicago 25.00
J. Melnlck. Portland, Me 1.00
P. J. Samson, Minneapolis, Minn 12.60
Ham Fargtosteln, Galveston, Texas 3.00
A. Htalcup. Seattle, Wash 100
M. J. Marron, Los Angeles, Calif 1.00
W. L. Anderson, Tuscon, Ariz 2100
social democrats have made up their
minds to go into the rural districts;
they are not averse to tasting a piece
of “Leninism.” They declare that
Lenin was right in insisting upon an
alliance with the peasantry. Lenin,
of course, regarded that alliance some
what differently from Otto Bauer. We
know the price of the “Leninism” of
the Otto Bauer. For the labor party
it would be objectively a step forward
to turn its face to the countryside,
strike .a blow at the conservatives,
and push its roots into the rural pop
ulation.
Comintern has Found the Key to the
Problem of the British Labor
Movement.
Our trade union campaign is a vi
tal campaign; it has a big future be
fore it, Jtecause it is in living, organ
ic contact with the processes which
are proceeding within the British la
bor movement and with the progres
sive tendencies developing within it.
For many years Engels sought the
key to the problem of the British la
bor movement. Marxism could find
no approach to the masses of the Bri
tish labor movement, because the ob
jective situation at that time did not
favor the solution of tha problem.
Lenin also fought the key. You re
member how at the second congress
a discussion arose as to whether it
was advisable to enter the labor party
or not. That was not a question of
organization; we were seeking the
key to the solution of the problem
of the British labor movement. The
British labor movement was a puz
zle not only in the period of Marx
and Engels and in the period of the
Second International. It seems to me
that, thanks to Lenin, the Third In
ternational has found the key. Be
fore our eyes a new situation is de
veloping in the British labor meve
ment and the conditions will finally
be created for transforming our Com
munist Party into a mass party. The
circulation of the weekly paper which
our comrades in England have just
begun to issue, has exceeded all our
expectatipns. The young British Com
munist Party is moving forward
apace. It is progressing thanks, first,
to the change in the objective condi
tions of Britain, and second, to the
fact that the British Communists have
adopted the right path, along which
they will proceed to the conquest of
the majority of the British prole
tariat.
(To be continued.) >
A. C. Barrett. Warspite, Alta., Can. 1.00
M. McNiell, Pittsburgh, Pa 5.00
Max Muns (Br. 299 W. C.), Bronx -6.00
U. B. of Carpenters No. 1588, Miami,
Arizona 10.00
Thomas Dee, New Brunswick, N. J. 3.05
George Sigmund. Eureka, Calif 10.00
A. Planeart, San Francisco, Calif 2.00
J. R. Thursteln, Bethel College, K. 1.00
Fred Skadae, Kloten. N. D 1.00
Rev. J. H. Dooley. New York City 5.00
H. W. Williams, Staten IsWnd. N. Y. 500
J. J. McDougall, Concrete,. Wash 2.00
A. Bacher, Bronx, N. Y 3.00
Joseph Mittelmeier, Chicago, 111 2.00
Edw. H. Smith. Watervliet. N. Y 2.00
H. Hesse, Garfield. N. J 1.00
Myra M. MacDonald, Denver, Colo. 6.00
R. Carvey, W. S. & D. B. Np. 64)
rrovidcnce, R. 1 5.00
Phillip Iseman (P. W. C. U.), Mal
den. Mass : 4.00
Henry H. Sweetland. Brush. Colo.- 2.00
E. Carlson. I-ong Beach, Calif 5.00
John Szepesky, Baltimore, Md 3.15
Abraham Yallis, New York City 1.00
P. Gottlieb (C. Br. W. N 0.261)
New York City 2.00
Irving S. Ott-nberg, New York City 10.00
Anonymous. Washington, D. C 1.00
O. J. Hill. Kansas City, Mo 6.00
Mrs. T. C. Hawley, Lodi. Calif 1.00
W. C. Br. 39 (B. Dugoff) Brooklyn 10.00
D. Flnebaum. New York City 1.00
John Babicek (Czecho Slovak Br.,
W. P.) Binghamton, N. Y 2.00
Edward C. Bennett. Hurrican, W. V. 2.50
Clara Woolie Mayer, New York City 20.00
W. R. McAdam, Brooklyn, N. Y 2.00
Total $722.01
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NEGRO CONGRESS
GETS RESULTS IN
BIG STEEL TOWNS

Workers Take Holiday
to Hear Whiteman
(Speolal to The Daily Worker)
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio. (By Mail).—
Large audiences of Negro and white
workers greeted Lovett Fort-White
man who is touring the Youngstown
sub-districts, speaking in behalf of the
American Negro Labor Congress.
Large audiences irom Wellsville and
East Liverpool greeted Whiteman and
the congress is now on a firm footing
in the steel and pottery section.
Negro workers joined with their
white brothers in applauding the pro
gram of the congress and the steel
workers look to the congress as a
great aid in uniting Negro and white
workers against all attempts of their
masters to divide them on racial lines.
In East Liverpool the Negro work
ers laid off work for the day and made
a holiday of it. In Youngstown a
strong committee of action was organ
ized and under its direction the con
gress will go ahead.
The steel and pottery workers will
send a strong delegation to the conn
ing national session of the congress
to be held this summer.
The steel workers are heatily in
favor of the congress and are enthusi
astic about the much needed work
being carried on by the congress and
the fearless championing of the work
ers’ cause in a section of Ohio where
the K. K. K. rules supreme.
Coolidge Machine on
Trade Commission in
Plot to Wreck it
WASHINGTON, May 24.—Dismissal
of nearly 100 persons constituting the
economics staff of the federal trade
commission is the next move
which the Coolidge majority in the
commission is expected to take, to
prevent further Investigation of
methods of big business concerns
toward their competitors and the con
suming public. Commissioners Van
1 Fleet, Hunt and Humphrey are report
ed to be preparing to wipe out the
personnel on which the work of inves
tigation of business scandals depends.
These economists and assistants have
been employed, under civil service
rules, for years in the special field as
signed them by the federal trade act
—the gathering’of evidence of frauds
and other means of unfair competi
tion and the presenting of this evi
dence to the commission for its use
in disciplining the offenders. The in
vestigation of the lawlessness, ban
ditry and wholesale crushing-out of
small competitors by the Big Five
meat packing companies of Chicago—
an investigation which saved scores of
millions of dollars to consumers of
meats in this country in a single year
—illustrates the duty which they have
been performing, and which the
Coolidge majority in the commission
now proposes to prevent them from
further performing.
Approve Calitaux Plan,
PARIS, May 2*—The French cabi
net has approved Finance Minister
Caillaux’s plan for a readjustment of
taxes, which will be presented to the
chamber on Monday.
Both at the foreign office and at
the finance ministry, it was said the
cabinet did not discuss the Interallied
debt question, and this matter will not
be among those presented to the
chamber by the new government

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