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PAY DEBTS OR WE BREAK YOU/ CAL TO FRANCE Threaten to Withhold Morgan Credits MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, 11.—Speak ing on behalf of the Coolldge admin istration, as the mouthpiece of the J. P. Morgan bankera, Senator Simeon Fees, in an address here warn ed France that she would be econ omically ruined, and Indicated that Morgan would withhold further credits from Franoe unless negotiations are begun Immediately for the settlement of Franoe’a war debt to America. Fees included in Ms address a de claration that “we are hopeful that under the leadership of President Coolldge we may hare another con ference to do for armies what was done by the Washington conference for the narles." In other words, the hankers con trolling Coolldge are, thru financial pressure, forcing France to complete her dependence on Great Britain and the United States by smashing at a new “arms parley” the 'air and land forces of France. Just as the naval forces were smashed at the last con ference. France is fast headed toward a posi tion of subordination to the United States financial powers as complete as the subjection of Germany under the Dawes plan. NEW YORK HAT WORKERS VOTE FOR A STRIKE Demand Wage Raise of 15 Per Cent NEW YORK. June !I—Local g of the United Hatters of North America fit a well attended mass meeting in Bethoven Hall decided by a rote of 448 to 78 in favor of calling an lm mt diate strike in order to compel the bosses to grant their domand for a vaye inoeraso of 15 per c«,nt. The demand of a wage increase was among others scut to the bosses some time ago. To date the bosses have t ot signified their willingness to even consider the matter ot an Increase in wages despite the fact that the bosses have been piling up huge prof its, and the man cannot get along on the old wages. In order to mislead the men from their main demand and fool them with promises the bosses proposed to grant the minor demands and promis ed to use better hat bodlee Instead of the inferior ones now in use in or der to make it easier for the men to work. The workers are, with good reason, mistrustful of this offer, because this is not the first time cney have heard this promise from the bosses. It has become almost a yearly yarn used by the greedy pack of exploiters to fool the workers with. All the men are determined to stick U> their just demand of a 15 per cent Increase. The date for the walkout has been already set in case of the continued refusal of the bosses to meet that demand. The men are ex pected to down tools and effect a 100 per oent walkout. RED WEEK—June 15 to 21. J a aa» : the firstl RED ATHLETIC CARNIVAL ; AND ; PICNIC J this season at PLEASANT BAY PARK BRONX, N. Y. < I . * Spacious, shady, green groves overlooking ; Long Island Sound I I .4 ■ i !| SUNDAY, JUNE 21,1925 T Oates Open at 10 A. M. ADMISSION 35 CENTS. < j . Running events, bssebsll, dancing. refreshmsnts, games, for adults i < and children will bo some of ths attractions where workers and their ' families will hsvs sn enjoyable time. , ' Auspices, Workers Party, Local New York, i * DIRECTIONS—Take Bronx Park subway or "L” to 177th Bt, then , take Unlonport rar to Unlonport (end of line). Free buses to park. < < TICKETS for sale at Party district offloe. Frelhelt office, and from ) Party members. I rtWTVfVTTTTTryT> yyfFVw>YeT> eyrrtrrrrrrryemmyrryf Young Workers to Hold Hike in New York on Sunday NEW YORK, June 11.—All mem bers of the Young Workers League, as well as their friends and sympa thisers will meet at 129th St. and 3rd Ave. at S a. m. sharp this Sunday June 14 from where they will go to Silver Lake on a hike. There will be games, entertainment, an educational program and also a surprise attraction which will not be announced. , Those who have bathing suits should bring them along, as well as 60c. which will be the car fare round trip. MEMBERSHIP MEET IN YOUNGSTOWN SUNDAYJUNE 21 ‘Hands Off China!' Mass Meeting at Nite YOUNGSTOWN, June IL—A gen eral membership meeting of all Work ers Party branches In the Youngstown steel sub-district will be held Sunday, June 21, at the Hungarian Hall, 3sß>4 West Federal St., top floor, starting at 10 a. m. sharp. Steel workers from the Pittsburg district and the Youngs town sub-district will meet with Com rade William F. Dunne of the central executive committee and comrades Swabeck and Wagenknecht. Notices have been mailed out to every branch and the sub-district secretary has or dered a general mobilization of all party members In the steel sub-dls trlct to be on band promptly at the hour set. Party members in Waren, Niles, Girard, Youngstown and East Youngstown, Ohio and in New Castle, Bessmer and Farrell, Pa, take note. Important party work in steel industry is to be taken up and the D. O. directs a full attendance. Mas* Meeting at Nlte In the evening on this same date at the Ukrainian Hall, West Rayen Ave, at 8 p. m. prompt a mass pro test meeting against imperialist in tervention in China will be held with comrade Dunne as the principal speak er. This will be a “Hands Off China” mass meeting and In accordance with .recent Instructions by the C. E. C. to protest against the slaughter or Chinese workers, peasants and stu dents. All party press readers are urged to advertise the mass meeting and bring along their worker sympa thisers to the meeting. P*rty members In Columbiana coun ty are Invited to attend the general membership meeting in the morning so that they may be familiar with this phase of our party work. By order of C. E. C, D. p’s Wagenknecht and Swabeck sub-district committee. Wallace T. Metcalfe, S. D. Secretary New Treasury Loan. WASHINGTON, June 11 —The gov ernment’s offering of 8120,0.00,000 three per cent certificates of indebt edness was oversubscribed three times, Secretary of the Treasury Mel lon announced today. The issue will not exceed the offering. About $400,000,000 in securities will be retired from the proceeds of this issue and June 15 tax receipts. Another Investigation. WASHINGTON, June 11 —J. p. White chief of the Coal division, commerce department, will leave tomorrow for Toledo, Ohio, and Chicago, to Inves tigate the serious depression in the bituminous coal industry, it was an nounced today. ‘TWO-IN-ONE’CONTEST FOR WORKER CORRESPONDS IS ANNOUNCED ™ Read Rules Carefully—Then Get Busy! (Continued from page 1) By WILLIAM F. DUNNE on for a two week period— make it possible for workers who have never written a news story in their lives, those who are just beginning to write and those who have had considerable experience, to compete on an equal foot ing. These rules have been care fully worked out and they make it easy for everyone ex cept the Judges—Comrades Loeb, Engdahl and the writer. They will have to consider the material as it is submitted, not after it is edited and pub lished. A few words now to the workers who will take part in this contest. You will note that Rule 6 states: “Stories are not limited in length but those of 500 words and less will re ceive preference.” Keep this in mind. It is quit£ plain that stories ot 600 and less have much more chance of being read carefully than longer contribu tions. One of the main purposes of these competlons will have been over looked if the contestants do not take advantage of them to learn to write clearly—and briefly. Remember the complaint of Lenin after reading the long and wandering articles by sin cere but very wordy revolutionary journalists: “Why” he said, “Is it not pos sible to write In 10 or 20 lines in stead of 200 or 400 of things with which ths workers are familiar?” The $5 worth of literature that is to be awarded to the worker corres pondent who turns in the best story can be selected from any of the pub lications handled by the DAILY WORKER. The name of the winner, the title of his story and the reasons for award ing the prize to him will be published every two weeks. The necessary criticism that will accompany the an nouncements of the stories submitted will be of the greatest value to all the competitors and aid them to do better work in the next contest. Send in your stories. Rules of Worker Correspondent's Contest Every two weeks the DAILY WORKER will give a prize of $5.00 worth of literature to the worker who sends in the best Worker Correspond ent story during that period. This prize may be selected from any books or pamphlets in the catalogue of the Daily Worker Publishing company or may be applied to DAILY WORKER or Workers Monthly subscriptions. 1. The first contest will commence June 15 and end June 27. New con tests will be closed every second Saturday thereafter. 2. The contest is open to everyone with the exception of paid employees of the DAILY WORKER and of the Workers Party and its sections. 3. Manuscripts received up until June 27 will be entered in the first contest. Stories received subsequently will he considered during the next contest. 4* The stories must deal with act ual events effecting workers. 5. Manuscripts must be written legibly on one side of paper, with one-half inch between lines if In hand writing. Type written copy is prefer red but not essential. 6. Stories are not limited as to length but those of 500 words or less will receive preference. 7. Only news stories, that is those dealing with what has happened or what is about to happen will be con sidered. 8. Subject matter is limited only to that of a working class.nature, but stories dealing with evenets and strug gles of workers in places of employ ment and in and by labor unions will be given preference. 9. While literary merit in the sto ries is of course desirable, It will not be considered in determination of the best story. Those who have had little school education or no experience in writing will thus have an equal chance with experienced writers. The story which best meets the following re quirements will be declared the win ner: (a) Is the story of interest to the working class, either locally or na tionally or both? (b) Has the writer done a good job in gathering the essential facts? (c) Will the printing of the story Becure benefit to the working class? (d) Has he shown ability to esti mate and emphasize the most import ant facts? (e) Will the printing of the story Increase the effectiveness of the DAILY WORKER or the Workers Party or the left wing in general? 10. All stories submitted for the contests must be addressed: ‘‘Worker Correspondents Editor, the DAILY WORKER. 11. The name and addroae ot the writer must be sent with each story. It the writers do not went their names printed In the DAILY WORKER they should write at the heflnnlnc of their •torjr.j ”JDe net nee m ms*" THE DAILY WORKER . (Continued from Page 1; By MORITZ J. LOEB in the shop or locality con cerned, develops the best DAILY WORKER disribution. Worker Correspondents can enter the distribution con test and vice versa. It is of course understood that the reason for encourag ing the writing of worker correspondence is not merely to give the militants an op portunity to express them selves and the experience so that they may write coherent ly. The reason for the crea tion of a worker correspond ence system is so that the DAILY WORKER may not only become the organ.of the militant working class in its ultimate goal but also that the DAILY WORKER may become the organ of all of the work ing class in its broadest political and Industrial struggles and in the every day struggles in the shops and the unions as well. For this It is necessary for the DAILY WORKER to be distributed particularly in the shops and unions about which Workers Correspondence stories are written. Worker Correspondence avails little unless it is directly connected up with distribution. But Worker Correspond ence in the DAILY WORKER which is followed up conscientiously and energetically with the sale of the DAILY WORKER will yield results for the Communists press and the Communist movement which are be yond measurement. In some places, and to a small degree, this connection has been made. In order to make the distribu tion of the DAILY WORKER an in tegral part of the system of which writing correspondence is the other part, the DAILY WORKER announces the contest between Worker Corres pondence distributors which is to be held at the same time as the other contests mentioned above. The con ditions are simple. Individuals or groups may compete. Workers in small cities or those who work in places where there are few employees will have just as good a chance in this contest as workers in the biggest cities and shops. Those who do the best work under the con ditions which they must face will be declared the-winner. Rules of Workers Correspondent’s Distribution Contest At the same time as the Worker Correspondent’s contest is held an other contest will be conducted to de velop the distribution of the DAILY WORKER in the cities and shops about which the Worker Correspond ent’s are writing. Prizes of $5 worth of literature will be given the win ners. 1. The first contest will end on July 4 and a new contest will there upon he started immediately to end two weeks later. These contests will be continued every two weeks during the summer at least. 2. The contest is open to everyone with the exception of paid employees of the Workers Party and its sections and professional writer. 3. The prize will be awarded to the individual or group of individual which accomplishes the best results toward increasing the circulation of the DAILY WORKER on the basis of a Worker Correspondent story appear ing in the DAILY WORKER. 4. The results secured will be measured in the light of the special circumstances; that is what advant ages are taken of the opportunities for securing new readers for the DAILY WORKER by reason of the Worker Correspondent stories. For Instance: If a story is printed in the DAILY WORKER concerning a shop which has 1000 employees and on the basis of this story 100 copies of the DAILY WORKER are sold and 6 new sub scriptions secured while in another shop which employed 100 workers 60 copies of the paper were sold and 3 new subs secured, It would be con sidered that the comrades in the smal ler shop were more successful than those in the larger shop. 6. It is not necessary for the con testant in this contest to write the Worker Correspondence himself. He may proceed on. the basis of a story written by someone else in his shop or union or he may work in co operation with a Worker Correspond ent. 8. Entry into the contest must be made at the time an article of Worker Correspondence is sent into the DAILY WORKER. This is to bo done by sending along with the story an ordef for copies of the issue in which the story is to appear which are to be paid for in advance at the rate of 3 cents a copy for the week day laaues and 3V4 cent* 1 a copy for Satur day laaues. • , 7. Within one wtek after the ap pearance of the Worker Correspond ence story In tba DA ILY WORKER, the entrant must write his report on his experience* and the results of his distribution. •/ FIVE THOUSAND WORKERS WANTED ON JULY FOURTH Men, Women and Even Children Welcome This year, July 4 will be officially taken over by the Jingoes and war mongers. The Coolldge administration has set the seal of official approval on the deal. Not that July 4, has not always been used to bolster up the prestige of American capitalism. It has, but the ruling class is becoming bolder and bolder. In a few places July 4 will be ob served, not as the bourgeoisie observe it now or in the past. It will be ob served as a day of which the class conscious workers take advantage, to secure needed recreation and make a little money to carry on the work of spreading enlightenment among the masses. Beyers Grove, Chicago will be one of those places. Big Crowd Wanted The affair will be a Workers’ Party picnic. There are approximately 1,500 members of the party living in this city and it does not take an expert at figures to show that if each one of our members brings another worker to the picnic we will have 3,000 people at Beyers Grove, on July 4. And that makes quite a crowd, tho there is no reason why we should not have 5,000. Cannon To Speak One of the attractions at the picnic will be a speech by James P. Cannon, member of the central executive com mittee of the Workers (Communist) Party. Comrade Cannon attended the last session of the Enlarged Executive of the Communist International in Moscow and is able to tell a story in away that is pleasing to the ear and instructive. The usual features common to pic nics will be in evidence. Games will be indulged in and those who like to trip the light fantastic can do so aided by snappy music and supported in the terpsichorean effort by attract ive partners. All other party units are advised that rival picnics will be verboten on that day. There will be a united front at Beyers Grove. In order to get there take a California Avenue car to the end of the line. The damages at the gates are fifty cents. Inside what you spend will he at your own discretion. The less discretion you use the better. New Crisis in Norway. OLSO, Norway, June 11 —The Nor wegian cabinet was defeated in par liament on the trivial matter of free postage for state officials, and the government faces a serious crisis. It is thot that the “agrarian party,” will form a coalition cabinet with the support of the conservatives, to drive the Communists out of parliament. TAKE NOTICE! The Workers' House has arranged picnics for the following dates: June 28 and August 9, at William Rimek Grove, Lyons, 111. All friendly organizations are re quested not to arrange other affairs on those dates. Get a sub—make another Com munist ! These Are the Facts-- \ • fj, Whether or not you are a Communist, you need the DAILY WORKER to keep informed of the developments in the world of labor —and partic ularly of the progress of the Communist driving force within it. If you are a convinced Communist—one who understands the impor- »■ tance of the DAILY WORKER to the American Communist move ment— '' • •f And the necssity of closely following Communist action and theory thru the pages of the DAILY WORKER— Surely no argument is necessary to convince you that you should sub scribe. . ii ’j ■ 1 * i A Six-Month Sub A Loose-Leaf to the Leather Workers Monthly Mark Y&ur Choice Binder Will be sent you without charge , • Will be sent to you with a year’s if you make your subscription to Wtln fl C TOSS sub to the DAILY WORKER if the DAILY WORKER for one you prefer It to a six month sub year. to the WORKERB MONTHLY. , a , THE DAILY WORKER 1113 W. Washington Blvd. RATES • Chicago, 111. Outside of Chicago _ . . _ Por enclosed 9-.~ send the Daily 96.00 A Year ® 93.60 Six Months Worker f0r...., mas. tos 92.00 Three Months Name ........ In Chicago 98*00 A Year Street •••••*#••••••• I .1 94.60 Six Months 92.60 Three Months City State t s pppfFYTH-lITT-r- 7-Hi" II lillla ■ ■ . I '• COMMONSTS MOURN M. EG AVIAN PHILADELPHIA, Pa. The American Industrial system has claimed another victim to Its merciless grind for profits when two workers at the plant of the American Motor Body Corporation were In stantly killed by an exposed electric wire. M. Egavlan member of the Armenian branch Workers Party and his foreman J. Srablan a oloae sympathiser of the Communist move ment were the two victims of the companies greed for profits which neglected to safeguard the machinery used for the production of auto mobile bodies. Comrade Egavlan was using a portable grinding machine and In this process came In contact with the badly Insulated 220 volt wire which caused his Instant death, hla friend and foreman J. Srablan came to hla assistance and was likewise killed Instantly. The story given to the local press by the company waa an ex ample of shifting the blame for the companies gross neglegence to the alleged Inexperience of the workers and stated that Comrade Egavlan had worked In the plant but a few days when as a matter of fact he has been employed for over six weeka. Comrade Egavlan has been a charter member of the Workers Party and one of the leading figures In the Armenian branch. Com rade Egavlan set an example of what a disciplined Communist can do. In all the party activities he stood In the forefront among the Philadel phia members. His recent election as a DAILY WORKER Agent brought Immediate and satisfactory results with the result that the Ar menian branch leads In the Dally Worker subscription campaign. In the demonstrations of the Armenian comrades against the Ar menian social-democrats Comrade Egavlan took an active and lead ing part with the result that the Armenian workers In Philadelphia are looking to the Armenian Communists for guidance and leadership. The Armenian branch hat lost one of its most active and In fluential workers, a comrade upon whom they could always raly to carry out the most difficult and unpleasant tasks and who never yet has failed to comply with the instructions and dlsolpllne of the party. The entire membership of the Armenian branch will lay down \ tools on Wednesday, June 10 and participate In Comrade Egavlan fun eral as a last demonstration of their Communist solidarity to a com rade who has fallen a victim to the plttlless struggle for exlstenoe, a victim of the greedy and merciless capitalist system that he has so ably and fearlessly fought side by side with them for over four years. DEMONSTRATE SUNDAY AT CHICAGO PICNIC IN ‘HANDS OFF CHINA!’ DRIVE The first “Hands Off China!” de monstration will be held in Chicago this Sunoay, June 14, at the picnic of the Russian, Polish and Ukrain ian branches of the Workers Party. The world imperialists are just now trying to crush the revolt of the Shanghai workers and students. The murder of Chinese strikers by the foreign troops and white guards spread the revolt all over China! “It's the Bolsheviks!" cries the prostituted press the world over. No, not yet—do we reply.—But Bolshevism is surely coming there. The Chinese workers and peasants had enough of capitalist Imperial ism and they are looking for away to escape it. The only way out of it is Bolshevism. The Chinese people are already beginning to see in the Bolsheviks their only friends. The demonstration against the murder of the innocent workers and students In Shanghai is called by the Bolsheviks of Chicago. Come and make it a mass demon stration! Let the Chinese workers and peasants see that they have friends here, in Chicago, who de mand justice and “Hands off China!” Make this demand heard all over the country. Don’t forget, Bunday, June 14, at Marvell Inn Grove, at the end of Milwaukee Ave. Morgan Agent In Berlin. BERLIN, June 11.—Nicholas Long>- worth, United States congressional leader, who has been in Berlin several days, held a long conference today with Foreign Minister Stresemann on a subject which was not made publio. Longworth next will visit Paris. He is touring Europe on behalf of the Mor gan-Coolldge administration. Distribute a bundle during Red \Veek. S To Learn WHAT WHERE WHEN m WHY | HOW Got WORKER CORRESPONDENTS By WM. F. DUNNE, Editor of the Dally Worker. A book about this subject of grow ing importance—and a pocket text book of another means to build the revolutionary movement. No. 4 THE LITTLE RED LIBRARY 10 cents each — 13 copies for 31.00. Daily Worker Publishing Co. 1113 W. Washington Blvd M Chicago, 111.