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German Note Does Not
Look So Good Now
PARIS, July 22.—G100m today suc
ceeded the optimism expressed yester
day in the Parisian press on the Ger
man security reply.
The changed attitude was taken to
express a change in the viewpoint of
Foreign Minister Aristide Brland,
who first looked on the note as “en
Le Matin today warned that France
was not willing to permit the destruc
tion of the treaty of Versailles. Perti
nax in Echo de Paris advised France
to abandon the pact idea if there was
still time.
"The German reply could not be
more unsatisfactory,” he said.
• • •
Note la Unsatisfactory
LONDON, Jnly 22.—At the foteign
office it was said the German note
cannot be considered satisfactory in
itself because It makes a number of
references to the allies’ attitude, par
ticularly regarding the Rhineland
which are unacceptable.
But the German request for acce
lerated discussion of the whole pro
blem is satisfactory and it Is hoped
that this discussion will lead to the
early conference, whica Foreign Mi
nister Chamberlain, has favored all
Woolen Wage Cut
Affects Both American
and British Workers
(Continued from page 1)
great battles In the past and may be
again tho there Is comparatively lit
tle organization there now. The Unit
ed Textile Workers* Union has a local
there and so does the American Fed
eration of Textile Operatives, tho it
Is confined to the cotton mills. The
more recently formed united front
movement is endeavoring to get re
sults as a co-ordinating agency.
Those who are talking of strike pos
sibilities point out that former strikes
began with little preliminary organ
ization and they emphasize that the
cut is producing an unbearable con
dition. With wages clustering around
the 20 dollar mark, for full time oper
atives, a 10 per cent cut is a serious
matter for a family whose expenses
are already budgeted to the last cent.
Mass Protest Meeting
Oppose the arbitrary removal of 77 regularly elected officials of Locals 2.
» and 22 of the I. L. G. W. U. of New York!
Oppose the terror of the Perlstein, Sigman, Flneberg machine against
the Cloak and Dress Makers of New York!
SATURDAY, JULY 25th, at 2 P. M.
at «
Ashland Auditorium, West Room
Ashland and Van Buren Sts.
LOUIS HYMAN, Mgr. of Local 9 JULIUS PORTNOY, Mgr. of Local 22
BA3HA ZIMMERMAN, Executive Board Member of Local 22.
Locals 2,9, 22, I. L. G. W. U., New York
Oeme and haar about the struggle of the New York Ladies’ Garment Workers!
Admission Free
”■ 1 ■" '
Sunday, July 26, from 10 a. m. till Midnight
Danceland Garden
Contest of bathing beauties with parade and prizes, led
Ocean Bathing, large swimming pool, steam rooms, an
athletic field, calisthenic exercises.
Swimming instructions without extra charge, tennis,
handball, basketball.
Afternoon Russian String Orchestra, 12 classic numbers.
Evening Grand Concert under direction of Leo Fedoroff.
Dance, music and song performances under direction of
Fletches-Rivers, director Metropolitan College of

AS WE SEE IT By T. J. O’Flaherty
(Continued from page 1)
geants are not removed from “wet”'
precincts because they fail to enforce
the law, but because the competition
among the captains is too keen. There
is nothing a captain dreads so much
as to be sent to a “dry” district. Os
course, it should he understood that
the terms “wet” and "dry” are only
relative. Chicago is about as dry as
the Pacific Ocean.
• * •
RESIGNATIONS from the British
cabinet over the question of na
val construction are expected. A cer
tain faction favors a heavy appro
priation for the Immediate building
of ships to keep pace pdtb the United
States’ program. Others, including
Winston Churchill, consider the tax
payers and their own political for
tunes. The fact is th&t the British
ruling class are no longer able to
compete with their greatest commer
cial rival in the game of naval con
struction. If the big naval program
is adopted, Churchill’s budget will be
knocked sky high and if it is defeated
there will be resignations from the
cabinet with a situation bordering on
a split in the tory party.
* * *
THIS cabinet crisis might loom
large, but for other troubles fac
ing the empire. The danger of a coal
strike is becoming more and more a
probability. Confronted with a like
ly stoppage of work. Cook and his
comrades are working hastily to
throw up the nucleus of a powerful
alliance of trade unions for offensive
and defensive purposes. Practically
every important section of the Bri
tish trade union movement has now
joined this combination. The reac
tionaries like J. H. Thomas and Frank
Hodges have been delegated to the
rear. British labor is facing a real
crisis and to predict the outcome ol
the present situation would be a risky
procedure indeed—for a prophet.
• • •
COINCIDENT with the evident ap--
proach of stirring times in Great
Britain comes Increasing activity and
violence from the fascistl. The black
shirts are now breaking up meetings.,
in Hyde Park, while the police look
on with unconcern. Hyde Park was
once the sacred open forum for the
expression of opinion. But the empire
Is no longer healthy and the nerves
of her ruling class are getting jangled.
The piutes are growing concerned
over the future, hence the violence on
the part of their tools.
• • •
YTIHERE Is encouraging news, even
from Ireland, where the labor
movement has not been distinguished
by any notable accomplishments dur
ing the past few years. This encour
aging news is the retirement of Tom
Johnson as parliamentary leader of
the Irish Labor Party. Johnson is a
hide-bound reactionary, and was the
only one of the Irish labor leaders to
take the side of the British empire
during the war. The news of his re
tirement is taken from the London
Daily Herald, which quotes Johnson
as saying that his relinquishment of
the leadership has no significance,
that he was merely relieving himself
of some of his responsibilities.
* * *
BIG navy advocates threaten to split
the British cabinet. In Japan
the Jingoes are active. Here in
America, rear and front admirals are
delivering exhortations on the neces
city for more battleships, airships
and other instruments of war. Sena
tor Hale visited Coolidge a few days
ago and told the president that Do
lieny’s tanks in Pearl Harbro, Hono
lulu, were rusting for want of oil and
that the "Golden West” was In dan
ger from Japan unless the United
States had more battleships and har
bors to accomodate them in. Calvin
is said to have lent a willing ear to
Hale’s tale, and unless our guess is
awry, Morgan will get more ships.
* • •
COMMUNISTS say, "the more peace
conferences, the more the likeli
hood of war.” Peace conferences are
always devices to iron out serious
differences that make for war be
tween nations when they are not
ready for war, and also to maneuver ,
for position. When the United States
called the Washington conference, the
object was to smash the Anglo-Japan
ese alliance as a preliminary in the
United States’ onward imperial
march. That conference did the trick.
But it did not make for peace. All
the nations that participated in that
conference are building ships and
more ships. There cannot be any
peace under capitalism.
* • *
THE American fleet is now visiting
Australia. The babbits of that
British colony are babbling of the
friendship between the United States
and Australia. It Is significant they
point out, that for the first time in
history an Australian loan was plac
ed in Wall Street and not in London.
That is significant and very much so.
England is fast losing her grip on
her colonies and the sight of the good
ly navy of J. P. Morgan, will be ocu
lar proof to the capitalists of Aus
tralia, -that if the "mother country”
is forced to play with Japan as a mat
ter of self-preservation. Uncle Sam’s
navy is at hand. And what is a navy
for anyhow, unless to collect loans
in case the debtor becomes refrac
• • •
!TfHE political clouds are gathering
over the world for another big
burst that will make the last war
look like a deaf and dumb picnic. T’he
foreign sections of the newspapers are
devoted to little else except the
diplomatic maneuvers of the rival
powers. And out of the murky dark
ness looms the bright light from
Soviet Russia, which beckons the
workers of the world onward to a
new order of things, but the road to
this goal is a hard and thorny one.
Yet over this road the subject peoples
and the exploited masses of the world
must travel before the golden era of
peace thru the emancipation of the
last slave class In history will be
To Retire 161 Policemen.
The first twenty-five of the 161 po
lice veterans slated for retirement on
pensions have appeared before a medi
cal board appointed by the civil serv
ice commission for examination. They
will be tested as to agility, blood
pressure and the condition of their
“Stand by Soviet Russia!”
Demand “Hands Off China!"
Mass meetings and demonstrations are being held in
every city in the United States under the auspices of the
Workers (Communist) Party under its slogans of “Stand
by Soviet Russia!" and “Hands Off China!" Those to be
held within the next few days are as follows: .
NEW YORK, N. Y July 24 at 6p. m., 17th Street and
Broadway. Speakers: Joseph Manley, William Weinstone,
Israel Amter, Earl Browder, Jack Stachel and Charles Krum
YONKERS, N. Y.—Saturday, July 25, at 8 p. m., 23 Pali
sade Ave.
CLEVELAND, OHlO—Open air mass meeting, July 25,
Public Square, at 3 p. m. Speakers: William F. Dunne;
Secretary Kuo Min Tang, Wong; John Brahtin, and others.
CLEVELAND, OHlO—Mass picnic at Willough Beach
Park, July 26. Speakers: William F. Dunne,l Ella Reeve
Bloor, Alfred Wagenknecht, J. A. Hamilton sos the party.
Max Salzman and Carl Weissberg for the Youhg Workers
League. Take Cleveland, Painsville and Eastern cars from
the Public Square.
MILWAUKEE, WlS.—Monday, July 27, 8 p. m., Labor
Temple, 808 Walnut St. Speaker, J. Louis Engdahl.
C'mon Over!
If you have a day, an hour, or a minute to spare—why,
c'mon over. There is so much work piled up on the
small force in our office that we need your help so very
badly, to insert letters, address, seal and stamp envelopes
and ever so many other little jobs that have ul swamped. .
It you volunteer your services that’s a fine way to help
the DAILY WORKER. We’ll be glad to see you—so just
for fun, c'mon over!
, f v 4 I
Tell of Sigman and Perl
stein Here
The garment workers of Chicwb
are going to hear in person the lex
ers of the great left wing fight oj the
International Ladies Garment \yb|k
ers’ Union in New York, whei£ Lo
cals 2, 9 and 22, comprising fO per
cent of the New York City member
ship are suspended by the arbitrary
action of the joint board controlled by
the Sigman gangsters and the exe
cutives of these locals removed from
office after a farcical trial upon char
ges of having held a May Day meeting
at which Communist speakers actual
ly talked about a revolution.
On Saturday, July 25th, at 3 o’clock
in the afternoon, Louis Hyman, man
ager of Local 9, Julius Portnoy, man
ager of Local 22, and Sasha Zimmer
man, executive board member of Lo
cal 22, all representing the joint com
mittee of action of the suspended
Jo cals of New York City, will speak
to the Chicago garment workers at
the Ashland auditorium, west room, at
Ashland and Van Buren streets.
All garment workers are invited to
come to hear these able and honest
unionists who have led the revolt
against the yellow socialist terror of
the Sigman machine, one of whose
shining lights is Meyer Perlstein, who
managed the I. L. G. W. of Chicago
so well that he spent something like a
fortune of six figures with the net re
sult of destroying the union by expel
ling its best members on similar char
ges of being Communists.
Give this copy to your shop
Urge Typographical
Union to Join War
on Public Printer
lumbia Typographical .Union No. 101
will urge the convention of the Inter
national Typographical Union to bo
held at Kalamazoo, Mich, August 10
to 15, to take up the protest of the
local union against further retention
of George H. Carter in the office of
public printer.
A resolution to this effect was una
nimously adopted by* dolumbia union.
The support of the American Federa
tion of Labor in this fight against
Carter will also be requested. Hither
to the A. lj\ of L. has held aloof from
the controversy that' has been waged
by Columbia union against the public
printer, on the ground that he is “in
competent and intolerant and has
made himself a public tyrant.”
Movie “Plot” Hearing
LOS ANGELES, July 22.—Mary
Pickford and her husband, Douglas
Fairbanks, were summoned to appear
to-day In suprerior court as witnesses
against Charles Stevens, Claude Hol
comb and Adrian Wood, charged with
conspiracy to kidnap the actress and
hold her for s2oo,ooo‘ransom.
Miss Pickford was expected to test
ify she knew nothing of the alleged
plot until after the trio was arrested.
Rush that Sub—Campaign ends
July 1!
Soviet Republics Invited
to Industrial Exhibition
in City of New Orleans
TODAY, the Union of Soviet Republics tells the world that
it has been invited to participate in the Commercial-
Industrial Exhibition to be held in New Orleans, La., U. S. A.,
this fall. There is no doubt that the Workers’ Government
will accept.
But what terror must strike the hearts of the politicians
in the Coolidge regime at Washington, D. C., who steadfastly
contend, from “Silent Cal” and his secretary of state, Kel
logg, on down the line, that they have not changed their
attitude toward Soviet Rule?
Where is Kellog’s predecessor, “Charlie” Hughes, who
joined “Sammie” Gompers in his declining years, in declar
ing Soviet Russia to be an "economic vacuum,” useless if
not dangerous, to recognize and empty of any trade or com
mercial possibilities?
* • • •
If the Soviet Republics cannot break into Washington
with a red ambassador, they can and have slipped around to
the American side door, to the important port at the mouth
of the Mississippi River where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico
—NEW ORLEANS, the capital city of cotton.
All the attacks that have been made on Soviet Rule by
the American state department have not bothered with facts.
They have wandered far and wide in the realms of anti-Com
munist propaganda. But here are a few facts:
FIRST —There are offices In New Orleans of the All-Russian Textile
Syndicate, Inc., a New York corporation with capital stock of $1,000,000
fully paid up in cash.
SECOND —The head of the syndicate Is Fritz F. Kilevitz, who is
also president of the All-Union Textile Syndicate of Moscow, which is a
combination of all textile mills in Soviet Russia.
THIRD—The syndicate purchased 243,698 bales of the 1924-1925
American cotton crop, at a value of $36,340,000. Twenty-five steamers
have been chartered to transport this cotton across the Atlantic.
FOURTH —The purchases of America’s 1923-1924 cotton crop total
led 189,145 bales, valued at $31,457,000, and required 20 ships to trans
port to the Workers’ Republic.
FIFTH —The first shipment was made on Feb. 8, 1924, and the
shipments that now continue constantly are financed thru New York
banks. Neither credits nor recognition has come from Washington, but
“the syndicate has satisfactory credit arrangements with the Chase
National Bank and the Equitable Trust Co., of New York," says the
Russian Review, published by the Russian Trade Delegation, at Wash
* • • •
Soviet Rule is busy buying the things the workers and
peasants need thruout “The Union.” Buying them right here
in the United States of America!
What is more, it is having these goods, great shiploads
of cotton, for instance, shipped into the Soviet Union thru
Murmansk, the Red Port on the Arctic Ocean. It was thru
Murmansk and Archangel that the United States govern
ment, in common with its capitalist allies, poured troops and
munitions, in an effort to crush the Bolshevik Revolution of
November, 1917. The American flag may fly from the mast
head of some of the ships that sail into the harbor at Mur
mask, this month, and next month, and the months there
after, but they carry no cargoes of soldiers and arms. In
stead they are loaded to the gunwales with precious cotton
cargoes that will feed the Soviet textile mills, making cloth
to clothe the liberated masses of Russia, as part of their
triple struggle to lift their standard of living, thru providing
themselves with better homes, better clothing and better
food than they have ever enjoyed during all the centuries of
their enslavement.
In time the plundered and landless cotton growers of
“The South,” of Oklahoma and Texas especially, will learn
where their cotton is going, who is buying it, and how it is
being used in the land across the sea, where landlords have
been evicted forever and profit rule has been abolished under
the Soviet Star. They might, they will take it into their
heads to proceed themselves in the same direction. Wash
ington, the political seat of the American imperialist empire,
will number this amorijz its fears as the Union of Soviet Re
publics accepts the invitation to participate in the Commer
cial-Industrial Exhibition at New Orleans this fall.
WASHINGTON, July 22.—Income
tax payments will open to public In
spection on and after Sept. 1, it was
announced at the treasury department
The payments which will be made
available for publication are those
made in 1924 on 1923 incomes.
The lists will be posted in the in
ternal revenue collection districts
thruout the country, publication
having been approved by the United
States supreme court.
The amounts shown on the lists
open for public inspection are the
amounts of tax declared to be due by
the tax payers in their returns filed
beginning January 1, 1925. And may
be subject to adjustments and revi
sions by the subsequent audit of the
returns or by the filing of amended
returns by the taxpayers.
Incomes represented are those for
the calendar year, 1924. And for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1925.
Statement by Bureau of Internal
The following statement was issued
by the bureau of intorxal revenue:
“The lists will be opened for public
inspection at all times during each
working day for thirty days, begin
ning September 1. Thereafter, the
hours they shall be open for inspec
tion may be regulated by each col
lector of internal revenue with a view
to preventing undue interference with
the official work of the office.
"Howover, following this thirty-day
period the lists must be open for pub
lic inspection at least three days a
week and during such days they shall
be available so, the public at least
three hours a day, The days and
.hours will be selected by each fC6I
- and due publicity tofcbefr re
gulations will be given flythe col
“Each collector* will designate an
employe to supervise the inspection
of the lists by the public. It will be
the duty of this employe to see that
the lists are not torn or mutilated to
prevent any person from removing
them from the collector’s office and
to see that no one monopolizes the
lists to the exclusion of others.”
Write the story about your shop—
Order a bundle to distribute there.
I To Understand
| The full progress of the Communist movement in this
= country in the past year (wh h will be fully summed up _
H in the coming convention) —get the full reports of the last
1 convention contained in
The Second Year
of the
Workers (Communist) Party of America
Report of the Central Executive Committee
to the Third National Convention #
The Daily Worker Publishing Co.
1113 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, 111.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 22—Great
enthusiasm marked the mass meeting
held at Pittsburgh, Pa„ demanding
that world imperialism keep hands off
China and urging the American work
ers to stand by Soviet Russia. More
Negro workers could be seen in this
audience than ever attended a radi
cal meeting in Pittsburgh. Many ori
ental workers and a number of Chin
ese students also attended.
Arne Swabeck, district organizer,
in opening the meeting emphasized
the fact that not only is the Soviet
government the only government
which has shown Itself as a real
friend and defender of the Chinese
workers and the suppressed colonial
peoples but also the Communist
Party Is the only party which has
taken up the fight. He emphasized
that In France while the socialists,
the yellow trade union leaders, and
ail the so-called revolutionary parties
were supporting French Imperialism
in their efforts to subjugate the Mor
rocan people only the Communist
Party has stood up as the defender
of these subjected races.
Max Salzman spoke on behalf of
the Young Workers League and told
about the struggles of the class con
scious youth not only to support the
movement for national liberation but
for complete freedom of the working
class. William Scarville, local organ
izer of the Negro Labor Congress,
drew wholehearted approval from
both colored and white workers when
he stated that for a long time It has
been his conviction that only by
making common cause regardless of
color of skin or race could the work
ers ever free themselves from Imper
Tells of Struggle.
H. H. Tseng, member of the local
Kuomintang party gave a brief analy
sis of the struggles of the Chinese
workers stating that the Chinese are
very tolerant, very peaceful, had re
mained tolerant for more than 85
years but now had come to a point
where they recognized that to even
maintain a human existence to free
themselves from Imperialist oppres
sion they must fight. He drew a strong
applause when he said “we also
recognize that we must fight together
with the workers of the world.”
Comrade Gitlow made a brilliant
speech making an analysis and a
comparison of the methods of imper
ialism abroad and the methods at
home hidden behind phrases of de
mocracy. He stated that many of
the atrocities by the imperialist pow
ers in China are very similar to acts
performed in the United States
against the workers in the name of
democracy and he closed with a long
declaration pledging the active sup
port in a solid net alliance of the
class conscious proletariat of the
United States led by the Communist
Party with the struggling colonial
Arranged by the tfrhite Russian
People’s Society and Douglas Park
Russian Children’s School.
Russian and American
Admission with special free tickets
35 cents, at the gate 50 cents.
DIRECTIONS —Take any car to 22nd
St., go West to end of the line. Trans
fer to Berwyn-Lyons car to grove.
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