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Told In Brief
Getting Cannon Fodder
Washington, Feb, 14.—The Senate today voted
$22,000,000 to put the thousands of homeless youth
roaming the country in military camps. This is
a move bo make cannon fodder out of the unem
ployed youth of this country.
ftÊ '
500,000 Children Destitute
New York, Feb. 19.—The Welfare Council
sajv that 500,000 csildren are desperately in need
of bedding and clothing in New York City, This
figure by no means includes all the destitute chil
dren, because many of them are ftxrt reported to
the Council.
25 Cents for 3 Days Work
Minneapolis Minn., Feb. 16.—A woman work
ing at the Ladies Garment Factory received $1.00
for three days* work. She was air. experi?nced
power machine operator. During the time she
ï y worked she paid eight carfares at 10 cents each,
«*- \ leaving her 25 cents for her work.
3,500 R. R. Workers Strike
St. Louis, Feb. 17.—Over 3,500 railroad work
the Mobile and Ohio voted to »trike rather
»ers on
than continue to accept a 20 per ednt cut.
Assault 6,000 Unemployed
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 17.—A gang of deputy
sheriffs, and hundreds of city policemen and the
fire department made a vicious assault with clubs,
blackjacks and »treams of water upoia more thna
6,000 unemployed who for two days had occupied
the City-County building and drove them out into
ihe street.
Go ''Back to Land
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 18.-39,000 unemployed in.
New York State have gone "back to the laftd,"
misled into thinking that they would find con
ditions better there.
Favors Recognition of Soviet
Boston, Mass., Feb. 18.—A conference "to ex
plore the possibilities" of the recognition of the
Soviet government by the U. S. was urged here by
DeWitte C. Poole, who, when attached to the State
Department some years ago, had a large part in
formulating the present policy of non-recognition.
Less Than 14 Cents a Day
Paid in Pa.
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 14.—Factory wages as
'lôw as $1.65 for two weeks' work or lees than 14
cents a day are being paid in Pennsylvania states
Charlotte Carr, deputy secretary of the State De
partment of Labor and Industry.
Attack Workers Asking Relief
New York, Feb. 15. — Police yesterday at
tacked a group of 100 worker» who had entered
the Emergency Home Relief Bureau to present
demaftds tor more relief, desperately needed by
New York's unemployed workers.
72 Per Cent of Relief Supplied
by Workers
New York, Feb. 9.—Relief expenditures for
1932 in New York City were $80,700,000 as com
pared with $10,000,000, reports the Welfare Coun
cil. This doe» not measure the growth of dis
tress as more was given to each needy peracn
than in 1932. Of the moftey raised for relief,
72 per cent is supplied by workers through taxe»,
the rich giving only 28 pe cent.
Given 80 Years for Attempt
to Murder Roosevelt
Miami, Fla., Feb. 20.—Guiseppe Zangara who
attempted to shoot President-eæct Roosevelt was
today given a sentence of 80 years in jail. Zan
gara. crazed by his sufferings under capitalism,
wuonded Mayor Cermak and a Mrs. Gill who were
with Roosevelt. Although Zangara is a registered
Republican, attempts are made to make his act
part of a "red plot."
Workers will write in the name« of their
Use Repressive Measures Against
An attempt to use repressive measure» again
the working class was made in the U. S. Senate
February 16 as a result of the attempted murder
of Roosevelt. Senator Robin»on (Dem.) of Ar
kansas moved to pass legislation for deportation
and exclusion of alien Communists aftd anarchiste.
Ban Workers From Ballot
Chicago, Ill., Feb. 9.—The Chicago Board of
Election Commissioners has barred from the bal
lot 24 out of 26 workers' candidates tor alder
Shoe Strike on in Chicago
Chicago, Feb. 19.—On the heels of the strike
of 194 workers at the Fashion Bilt Shoe Co., 80
workers of the Rudolph Shoe Co., struck Friday
under the leadership of the Shoe and Leather
Workers Industrial Union. Both strikes are 100
per cent solid.
3,000 Against Relief Cuts
Pittsburgh, Pa., Peb. 19.—Around 3,000 dem
onstrated in this city against Gov. Pinch)t' »re
lief cutting "commissary plan" Friday.
New Scottsboro Trial March 6
William L. Patterson, national secretary of
the International Labor Defense, urged all or
ganizations to support the National Scotsboro Tag
iDay, Feb. 25-26. The L L. D., is in urgent need
'Of funds for the new Scottsboro trials March 6.
Money collected should be aent to 80 E. 11 St.,
New York City.
Establish United Front In Nebraska
Conference Rejects Attacks
on Pennsylvania and
Iowa Organizers
Conference Reporter)
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 15.— This
morning Parmenter, Milo Reno's
president of the Nebraska Holiday
Association, crowded the platform
at the Nebraska Farmers Relief
meeting and spoke for nearly an
hour in an attempt to split the
conference and to boost himself.
The majority of Parmenter's list
ener« laughed at him. After Par
menter had finished with his often
repealed talk, Tony Rosenberg, the
vice president of the Nebraska
Holiday Association, took the plat
form snu explained the nature and
need, of a united fron.* Par merr
ier having failed to »w—g tre
crewd, moved quietly away.
The Conference came tc order
at 11:30 Rosenberg again pointed
out the reasons for the conference,
and told about the viscious lies
circulated to discourage the rank
and file. There were a few visit
ing delegates attending, among
them Lem Harris, secretary of the
Farmers National Committee for
Action; Lewis Benzely, a member
of the National Committee and
President of the United Farmers
Protective Association of Pennsyl
vania, and Mother Blcor, faim or
ganizer of Iowa.
Mother Bloor gave a shot talk
on the farmers strike in Iowa. She
said that the "farm leaders" were
not seen on the picket line. She
rapped the misleaders who "go
back to Billy ^Bryan's time." She
was applauded enthusiastically, es
pecially when she said it was "bet
ter to be red than yellow."
Feb. 15., afternoon.—At the aft
ernoon session of the Nebraska
Farmers Relief Conference, the
Resolutions Committee was out
until the middle of the afternoon.
The Chairman called for questions,
discussions, and talks from the
floor during this period.
One man who had aided Parmen
ter in the morning in the attempt
to disrupt the Conference asked
whether or not it was so that this
was an organization, of Commun
iste, and why certain speakers
were allowed the platfoim in the
morning session.
Mother Bloor, who had been one
of the speakers he had indirectly
referred to, answered the question.
She pointed out that the politics
of the delegates had nothing to do
with the united front organization,
that it was no political organiza
tion at all but was a conference
to put the farmers' power into the
hands of the rank and file farm
ers. She said that it was time for
the farmers to discard paid lead
er», and that anybody questioning
the motives of a united front con
ference could generally be taken
for an agent of an enemy group.
"Just send him back to the man
that sent him" Mother Bloor ad
• Then she weftt on to defend
Lewis Bentzley of Pennsylvania.
She pointed out Bentzley was a
destitute farmer, ana had gained
the oolnfidence of the farmers suf
ficiently at the Farmers National
Relief Conference to be made a
member of the National Oommit
i.e*' : i • Action.
Harry Lux, of Lincoln, who has
been ofte of the leading organizers
of the conference, followed Mother
Bloor on the floor «ui denounced
those Who would discourage and
divide the rank a!nd file.
"They did not ask my political
opinions whdn they drafted me for
the war. Why are they so inter
ested now?" he asked.
He said That it was absolutely
ridiculous to have leaders of the
toiling farmers receiving $6,000
per year for that work, and that
such men did not have the farmers
interests at heart.
The enthusiastic applause called
out by the speeches of Bloor and
Lux 6bowed that the delegates
were strolng for solidarity.
After the speeches various dele
gates related the stories of how
they had stopped foreclosures or
had made two-bit bids at sales.
One farmer illustrated the farm
ers' tactics by acting as auctioneer
on the platform.
Bentzley then gave a short talk
—He stressed the fact that the
delegates must not think that dis
rupters in the farmers' movement
were outlined to a littl ebunch hi
Nebraska, but that such people
were all over the country. A mo
tion was made and carried to send
greetings through Bentzley to the
Pennsylvania farmers.
Jess Green read a local news
paper article that gave the state
ments made by Parmenter. In the
statements Parmdnter said that
the conference was controlled by
Communists. "If calling for aici
from my neighbor and giving my
tneighbor aid; if saving people
from being thrown from their
homes ana saving children from
going hungry and ragged is Com
munion!—theft they can call me a
Communiât. They can call
anything they please," said Green.
A motion was made and carried
to call Parmenter to the platform
to apologize for his attacks oft the
conference, but Parmenter was not
A call 'wa» made for an invited
delegate, Parks, of the Lincoln
Workers Unemployed Council, to
address the assembly. He pointed
out that the unemployed were fac
ing starvation, misery and eviction
—that like the farmers, the only
way they could gain anything was
by mass pressure. He showed
that the Council had worked hard
to provide a shelter for the farm
delegatee. Speaking for the Coun
cil, Parks invited two farmers to
attend the Council meeting that
night. The farmers responded and
elected two men to represent them.
The two delegates from the con
ference who were elected to at
tend the regular meeting of the
Unemployed Council saw for them
selves the conditions of the unem
ployed, and realized that their
stiuggle was linked up with that
of the city toilers. As one farm
er put it, speaking to an audience
outside of the conference:
products rot on the farms, while
there are people in thé city here
there is over production."
At this time a messenger brot
in the preamble of the resolutions
to be passed, from the Resolutions
Committee. After very little dis
cussion the preamble was accented
as it stood.
And then they tell us
Feb. 16, afternoon.—All efforts
to split the united front of the
Nebraska Farmer» Relief Confer
ence have failed miserably. The
conference is over,
on the state legislature were pre
sented in a decidedly militant man
The demands
The delegates worked late last
night debating, amending, parsing
on the reaoiutiofts recommended by
the Resolutions Committee.
During a lull in the order »rf
bu»iness last ngiht, a Soviet film
was shown to the farmers. Lem
Harris, who has been to Russia
arc 1 workea with the farmers the e
in building their collective farms,
gave an explanatory lecture while
the picture was being shown Th
film illustrated the progress cf
the farm population in Russia un
der Soviet rule.
This morning, somebody waned
to put ever a resolution condemn
ing the showing of the picture
Mother Ebor again spoke and vig
orously voiced her protests again
the passing of such a resolution.
The great majority was with her:
the resolution was tabled.
The chief demands to the Leg
islature were:
1. That a moratorium be
dared on all real estate mortgages
and chattel mortgages for a peri ou
of two years, beginning March V
2. That the power of courts to
evict aftd foreclose be taken from
3. That the state military be
There was a minority report on
the resolution to demand that :hr
state military be abolished. A
number were strongly against th?
majority report, which caused the
Pir»t, we demand that our state j
legislature declare :i moratorium
on all real estate mortgages and
all chattel mortgages, aftd inter
est on the same, for a period of
two years from Mar'ch l, 1933, to
cy clause.
We demand that the Legislature
at once deny to the courts right
to issue evictions and foreclosures
seizures of property, and evictims
for a period of two years.
We demaftd exemption on the
gas tax on everything except mo
tor vehicles used on public lugu
We demand that in the forcible
collection of a note secured by a
mortgage, suit on the note and
chattel» shall be inseparable and
the sale price of the property be
in full satisfaction of the debt.
Administrations of rehef for
farmers. We demand that the de
termination of how much relief,
both in cash and in kind, is needed,
by each family, and the administra
tiens of that relief, be placed in
the hand» of local committees of
rank and file farmers who have
tu> political or business interests
to serve, and who are selected by
a mass meeting of all farmer».
Resolved, that we believe all sal
aries of elective state and county
officers, and. deputies, paid from
taxes, are entirely out of propor
tion to present economic condi
tions», and the ability of fanners
to pay, and as some of these sal
aries are fixed by law and cannot
be changed during the présent
terms of office, we, the farmers of
Nebraska, demand that our State
Legislature, in joint «essioft adopt
a resolution that all elective state,
county and municipal officers who
are paid from taxes and public
money, voluntarily take and accept
a graduated reduction of 26 to 50
Lincoln, Nebr., Feb. 13.—Twenty
two professional farm and labor
leaders of Nebraska held a con
ference at the Grand hotel, Feb.
13, 1933. The Socialist party, the
State Federation of Labor, Farm
ers Union, Reno Holiday and Tax
Payers League were represented.
Harry Parmenter, Reno lieutenant,
Discussion centered around such
things as whether silver should be
coined at 16 to 1 or 17 to 1. "16
to 1" said one of these politicians,
"is an old and worn out slogan
and Svon't work now."
Avoiding the real issues that con
front the impoverished masses of
Nebraska, this conference accom
plished nothing. Their program,
vaunted on the front pages of th?
capitalist press as a worker and
fanner program, included such
fakery as the Frazier Bill, general
reduction of taxation and the mone
tization of silver.
This meeting was called by the
leaders of the Reno Holiday in or
der to divert the attention of the
rank and file farmers in Nebraska
from the united front farm con
ference held in Lincoln, Feb. 15
and 16.
Their scheme didn't work. Thou
sands of farmers gathered in Lin
coln on the 15 and 16 to demand
of the state legislature those fun
damental things which every
farmer needs, among them state
relief for impoverished farmers
administered by committees of
needy farmers.
majority to vote lal the stronger,
vocally. It *wa» an important step
when the farmers put over this
measure. As one speaker said,
"the military of the state is ju»t
there to be used against the farm
ers and workers. We farmers do
not need to be herded around like
a drove of cattle."
Start Ball Rolling to Orga
nize United Farmers
(BY S. W.)
Livingston, Calif., Feb. 14.— The
largest gathering of fanners in 10
years or more met at Livingston
in Mercer county, California eft
Wednesday, Feb. 8. This was the |
first meeting of the United Farm-1
ers League and 300 farmer» were I
An organizer, C, Pattersoft. from j
Fresno, Calif., spoke for a half
hour on the struggles and success
es of the farmers in ToNva and in
other middle western states. He
presented some of the aims aftd
demands of the farmers and urge
those in Livingston to join the
United Farmers League.
After his talk there was much
discussion from the floor, most of
it showing that the farmers were
eager to uftite. Sixty-thr:e farm
ers signed up and elected an ex
Both Houses Hear the De
mands in Joint
per cent on all salaries a» a pa
triotic duty to their state.
Abolition of State Militia, which
is u»ed by Governors against the
farmers and workers, the funds
for its support to be transferred
to public schools.
We demand that the Legislature
memoralize Congress that all the
freight rates be cut 50 per cefnt,
and we hereby demand that our
State Legislature remind the
United States Department of Ag
riculture of the unjust charges
that are charged at our terminal
markets and cut these 50 per cent.
We demaftd that the fees charged
to the public by the professional
groups such as lawyers, doctors,
dentists, veterinarians, and other
professional groups that are nec
essary for the public welfare and
protection, be set by law, not to
exceed in any case the ability to
We demand that all lobbying at
the State Legislature by profes
sional groups, corporations, and
other public interests, be prohib
ited by law.
We recommend to the State
Legislature that any state or coun
ty fair in the State of Nebraska
that bites socalled public attrac
tioft», be refused any county or
state aid.
We favor election of county com
missioners by districts, as it is
now, instead of by the entire coun
ty as formerly.
We favor the retention of our
present system of electing precinct
ecutive committee of 16. Many of
the others wanted to think it over
and will be sure to join later.
A large meeting will be held at
Livingston, February 22, Washing
ton's birthday. In the meantime a
small meeting will be held in Win
ton, a town not far from Living
Organizations will soon b e
springing up all over California.
These farmers mean business and
many can hardly wait for the next
meeting. The ball started to roll,
beware those who try to stop it!
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 2.—Farm
relief seems to be as important an
issue in Kentucky this years as in
any Western commonwealth. De
spite the fact that a fair price was
obtained for the 1932 tobacco crop
the sale of thousands of farm» for
taxes has been advertised.—New
York Time».
Bear River, Minn., Feb. 11.—A
meeting of all: the people around
here was held in northeastern la
aeca county, at Buck Lake hall,
j where they decided to ask for
United Action of Minne
sota Farmers Wins Some
Relief, Must Struggle
work from the county eommission
Delegates told the county com
missioner that he had to give them
work as they were paying taxes
and had to have the Vork in or
der to live. Sooft after this meet
ing he gave order» to the bosses
to put men to work cutting brush
from the roadsides and geneial
road work. This would not have
been done if it were not tor the
united effort of the people.
This did ftot last long, however.
After they had worked a few days
each he laid them off saying that
all the money was spent.
This was not true as there was
more money in that district. He
wanted this for his personal
The people that were not at the
meetings got interested in co-op
eration (united action.:—Ed) also
and another meeting was held. The
commissioner was present. He
thought it was best to do some
thing. He, therefore, got the state
to give some relief work,
It was only thru mass actioft
that this demand was gotten. The
money from that source is spent,
also, but I think that if the peo
ple will keep on fighting for their
rights they will find money for
The politiciaft s think that this
will keep the people quiet for a
while and that they will be willing
to go hungry tor a few years. I
think, after having a taste of
something better, we wont lay
uown and quit. We will do it
again, with results, I am sure.
assessors, instead of appointment.
We demand immediate drastic
reduction in all automobile and
truck licenses* and that in no ca»e
$5 per
ton, load capacity.
We demand a 60 per cent reduc
tion ift. high school tuition.
We wish to recommend to the
Legislature the passage of Senate
File No, 96.
We demand House Roll 11 be
Bill 228 be so amended as to read
that instead of a stay of ftine
months it would read "two years."
We demand that the Legisla
ture authorize the Government
of the State to petition congress
and the President of the United
States fir a law of greenbacks of
the Abraham Lincoln Type ift. the
amount sufficient to reimburse all
citi *i t rf lie stato tor •*
tainod by reason of bank failures
for the past twelve years and suf
ficient to take over aftd renew all
mortgagee that are now due or
will become due in the future,
also to reimburse all who have lost
their farms, homes or business
through foreclosure from 1920 to
1934. All of the funds to be
handled through the state and the
county treasurer's office, and
through the postoffice. The
amount of money bo be estimated
and additional sums to be bor
rowed as needed. Terms of loans
to be the same as joint National
and Federal Bank, aftd money on
mortgages to be 3 per cent inter
est on long term loans. Authorize
the Governor and the Secretary of
State to pledge the credit of the
state for the loans aftd authorize
them to act at once. We demand
the Legislature submit an amend
ment to the Constitution at once
to . . . We demand the interest
rate on real estate mortgages be
cut to 3 per cent. We demand the
State Legislature limit the appro
We demand that House
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Conference Secretary Show
Bryan's Plan Means no
Relief for Farmers
In a last minute attempt to di
vert the attention of the Nebraska
farmers from their state confer
ence, Governor Bryan issued a
statement on Monday, Feb. 13, two
days before the conference urging
the farmer» to rely on his con
ciliation board.
The statement, which also fol
lowed the lead of governor Her
ring of Iowa, in asking the big
mortgage holders to be "lenient,"
read as follows:
*Tb view of the an usual eco
nomic condition in Nebraska due
to the low price of agricultural
I products which is causing a
large number of mortgages to
be foreclosed ob fanas, home
and personal property, I recent
ly appointed a state board of
conciliation that will. In my
judgment, be able to satisfactor
ily settle all disputes between
debtor and creditor.
"While that board is complet
ing its- state wide organisation
that will take but a few days
ajnd pending the enactment by
the legislature of an effective
mortgage respite or moratorium
"I, Charles W. Bryan, gover
nor of Nebraska, do hereby pro
claim that an emergency exista,
and I call upon all owners and
holders of mortgages on Nebri
ka farms alnd homes to suspend
all foreclosure* and forced sale«
and to withhold all court pro
ceedings of every nature until
the board of conciliation com
pletes its organization and lint il
the legislature and congress- can
After the statement had been
made public,. Anton Rbaenberg,
Secretary of the Call Committee
for the Conference, pointed out the
governor's statement did not ift
offer the farmers real
relief, and that the Conference
would take place as planned. Ros
eftberg 1» vice president of the Ne
braska Holiday Association, and
the Nebraska representative on
the National Committee for Ac
tion, elected at the Farmers Na
tional Relief Conference, which
met ift Washignton, Dec. T to 10,
1932. —
Rosenberg pointed out that the
any way
bills now before Congress,
which Ryan told the farmers to
pin their hopes did not offer any
relief whatsoever;
The state board of coftciliation
to which Bryan referred in his
statement is nothing but a means
to keep the farmers from strug
gling. The job of this state board
i» to organize county coftciliation
boards to "settle disputes" be
tween the farmers and the rich
mortgage holders.
Included on this committee to
divert the straggles of the farm
ers are the following:
State Tax Commissioner Smith
as chairman.
H. C. Keeney of Omaha, presi
dent of the Nebraska Farmers
C. L. Deets of Broken Bow,
master of the State grange.
P. P. Coder, Genoa, preside!,n
of the Nebraska Farm Bureau
H. C. Parmenter, Y at an, presi
dent of the Nebraska Farm Holi
day Association.
Louis S. Clarke, Omaha, presi
dent of the Nebraska Mortgage
Bankers association.
president of the Lincoln Cham
ber of Commerce, banker and
business man.
Parmenter, who is president of
the Farm Holiday Association, re
signed from the board recently.
He did not do so because he is
fighting in the interests of the
farmers, but because he know» the
farmers are opposed to this state
board which will sell them out.
Parmenter has viciously opposed
all of th© activities of the Madi
son County Plan Holiday farmers,
whose representative Rosenberg is.
priation to the State University to
two million.
Resolved that it is the sense of
this body that we condemn the law
made by appointment of the Con
ciliation Board—opposed to all
state sales tax. We appreciate the
provision made by Congress for
bank loan» but request and de
mand that the making of these
loans be put in the hands of men
who are sympathetic and under
stand the problems of the farm
ers. We ask less delay in pa»sing
these applications and we particu
larly ask that there be less tech
Resolved, that copie» of this reso
lution be sent to Senators Norris
and Howell, and to Congressmen
Howard, Mo rehead, and Shall en
berger aftd to Congreasmen-elect
Burke and Carpenter, by the ex
ecutive committee of the Farmers
Relief Conference of Nebraska,
Mr. Frank Keller, Chairman, J. T.
Green, J. P. Green, Burie Rob
bin», Praftk Fabricker, A. M. Lef
ral, Burton A. Armstrong, Mias
Helen Wymore, Secretary.
800 Mexicans Deported
Los Angeles, CalfL—Eight hundred Mexican
worker? were deported recently ru a single d«y
is the latest "achievement of the Department of
Immigration," according to local press report».
600 Get Bread
Wadajoz, Spain, Jan. 29.—Six hundred aaeni
ployed worker» from the village of Fuerati de Can
to» raided the bakeries in this city recently and
escaped with a huge quantity of bread.
Freedom of the Press?
Some extracts from the official circulars
issued to the Italian press by the Fascist gov
ernment'* press department »how how it trie» to
dupe the Italian workers:
Sept. 18, 1932.—Newspapers must publish de
tailed reports of the Bersaglieri parade in Rome,
particularly stressing the enthusiasm of the pub
Sept. 20, 1932.—It is absolutely prohibited t*
priftt any reports concerning the arrest of state
officials in Ventimiglia.
Sept. 22, 1932.—Art critics are forbidden to
attack Bàid&ri in the pro m,
Sept. 26, 1982.—The coming trane-Atiaatic
trip of the Rex must be thoroughly covered and
enthusiastic article» must bet printed concerning
the credit due II Duce for the construction of this
■Further enthusiastic articles
Sept. 27, 1932.
on the Rex necessary.
Oct. 1, 1982.—Nothing may be publieheo
garding the Rtex s breakdown.
Misuse of Funds Cause
Bucharest, Rumania, Fèb. 4.—Geftcral RU
binski revealed in the Senate recently that a sum
of 26 million Lei intended for the air force has
been expended to purchase a palace for the for
mer wife of King Carol. The Rumanian public
is used to corruption in high circles but this cose
in which money has been used to settle financial
difficulties of the King has created a tremendous
Earthquakes Shake Village
Bogota, Colombia, Feb. 14.—Several heuses
collapsed but no one was hurt today when earth
quakes shook the village of Altaquer.
Win Reinstatement of Workers
Cluj, Rumania, Feb. 14.—Two thousand w«rk
mein who had seized the railway repair shops here
and had remained oarricadea in tile ships for 24
hours marched out of the shops when they were
promised that five workers who had been dis
charged a» Communists would be reinstated.
Seven Greeks Killed
Athens, Greece, Feb. 17.Scven workers wert
killed and mafty others injured when police fired
point-blank into a meeting of workers in a hall
in Salonika.
Many German Strikes Victorious
There were 204 strikes in factories in Germany
during December, 1932. Of these 62 were wholly
«successful, trine ended with a partial victroy and
oftly 15 were lost. Of the remainder, 114 are still
on with the outcome unknown.
Will Have No Resistance
Mobilizing 50,000 troops on the borders of
Jehoi Province, the Japanese government Feb. 17
threatened "serious developmnts" in the Far East
if the^ U. S. and League of Nations powers tried
to block the realization of Japan's Imperialistic
Demand Release of Leaders
Toronto, Ont., Feb. 16. — A delegation of
Canadia wnorkers will present a demand with 200,
000 signatures attached tor the release of the 8
working class leaders serving five year terms in
Kingston Penitentiary, to the government at Otta
wa on February 21, it was announced today.
Murdered by Fascists
Vienna, Austria, Jan. 26.—Deputy Traikov of
the Workers Party and editor of a Macedonia^
workers newspaper was murdered in the street
by two fascists yesterday.
Wholesale Raids in Bessarabia
Vienna, Jan. 26. (by mail).—On the night «f
Jan. 24 the police carried out house searches »11
over Bessarabia. Ir Kischinev 54 workers, peas
ants aftd intellectual» were arrested.
Germans Overflow Meetings
Berlin, Feb. 4.—Nine mass meeting* orga
nized by the Communist Party in Berlin yesterday
evening Were filled to overflowing and represented
a powerful demonstration against fasdem- The
Pharug Hall in Wedding was unable to hold all
tire workers who arrived and an overflow mfetû-g
had to be held.
Spanish Miners Strike
Madrid, Spain, Peb. 8.—The miners of As
toria, the most important mining field in Spain,
decided to go on strike February 6. Thirty thou
eaftd miners in Asturia went on strike last No
vember against an attempt to close down the
pits. At the time an agreement was made which
the owners have since been secretly going hack on
Metal Workers Strike
Reykyavik, Iceland, Feb. 13.—The met* 1
workers here have been on strike since January
1 against an attempt of the employers t» Intro
duce wage cuts.

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