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6 By FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS I have reached the conclusion that there is no way of getting to the 1948 elections without first passing through Nov. 5, 1946. Since . * a blissful two years, hibernation is out of the f ■ question, we may as well face the fact that we I are going to have to act in a positive fashion gtr * this election day in order that there shall be a - IL/sCT m 1948 - iir l am just as displeased as you with some of fCracv Ift the candidates - But when 1 think ot ietting d ° wn » | > ,// I take a look at the opposition and get going j I / again It would be the sheerest kind of suicidal folly if disgusted liberals and progressives sulked / in their tents when the bus boys for Big Busi ' / n ess and our hybrid Hitlers eased into office. Despite the present policies of the Democratic and Republican leadership, they and their/candidates are not Tweedldum and Tweed ledee Not yet. While the Republican candidates are almost solidly reactionary, with virtually all the liberals liquidated, there are Demo cratic office seekers who have never wavered from the Roosevelt policy and are determined to do all in their power to swing Truman back down the Roosevelt path. * * # TRUMAN is a weak President. He has moved far to the right, spelling a temporary halt to progress. But I feel that part of it was due to the reactionary nature of the 79th congress. He lacked both the will and the strength to fight the polltax Democrat-northern Republic* coalition. Right wing gains on Nov. s—because you and I fail in our job—will make his surrender complete. I cannot picture Truman fighting, even as feebly as he did for FEPC and OPA, if we pack Congress with Hooverites and Taftlings. By the same logic, t is we send back representatives and senators who have pro-labor and pro-FDR records, along with new faces to replace the fascist sympathizers, we’ll be telling the administration that we don’t like the way things have been going and want a re turn to the Roosevelt policy. And if Truman and his crew can’t take the hint, we’ll have enough voices in Congress to shout it to his face. The foreign and domestic situation today is plenty bad. But it can get worse. Thus far we have only talked of World War III; the atom bombing hasn’t actually started. To date Congress has done little other than nibble at the labor movement; the unions are still intact. As of now J. Edgar Hoover and American Action, Inc., have done little more than paste a few Red labels; mass arrests and beatings are still in the planning stage. * * * A REACTIONARY victory Nov. 5 will be a go-signal for the dividend diplomats who direct our foreign policy and the gold grab bers who wrecked OPA and turned our economy down the speed way to boom and bust. What’s more, they’ll have two fat years to enjoy their spree. What happens to us? To the plain people who will get killed in any new world war and who are suckers for the big profit grab bers? Do you think you’d like it? No? Then what are you doing to get out the kind of vote that will nullify this picture after Nov. 5? I am not saying that if you vote right, presto! all will be solved. We can look to neither major party for salvation. But we can be realistic. We can hold the line against reaction by electing the most progressive candidates, with the determination to build an independ ent mass organization to support candidates in 1948 who will be more than the temporary stop-gaps of 1946. On the record, many of those we must elect on Nov. 5 will undoubtedly be worth the backing of a new political group two years hence. • * * * LOOK AT it this way: because you can’t have the new car on which your heart is set, it would be foolish to throw away your old one and start walking. The conclusion is obvious. For sheer self preservation we must cast our ballots for those candidates who come closest to meeting our qualifications. Specifically, in Illinois, this means Democrats and independents. A Republican here meriting our support under present conditions would be rare enough to preserve under glass at •amilisui iiaiuosipiuis aqi ***** Incidentally, I suppose you’ve read about the subscription con test between Star columnists. Pop Dearborn started last week. Read ers are asked to secure new subscriptions in the name of their fa vorite Star columnist and send them to the Star office 166 West Washington. Not being a bit bashful, I’ll be eagerly waiting to re ceive yours any day. I’d propose one change though. Let the contest run through January 1, along with the circulation drive—if Pop is willing. ADVERTISEMENT RE-ELECT ADOLPH J. SABATH CONGRESSMAN - sth DISTRICT « Dean of the House of Representatives • Chairman of the Rules Committee • Champion of liberal and progressive legislation • 40 years service VOTE ® DEMOCRATIC ELECTION—TUESDAY, NOVEMBER sth. THE CHICAGO STAR, NOVEMBER 2, 19J,6 kew group combats | school discrimination In an effort to combat racial and religious discrimination in liberal arts colleges and proses sional schools, a new organiza tion, Appreciate America, Inc., is now distributing free cartoons, posters and literature from its headquarters at 130 N. Wells Street. Gen. A. F. Lorenzen (ret.) is chairman and Sydney B. La vine is director. A special reprint of a paper by Robert Redfield of the Uni versity of Chicago entitled “Race and Religion in Selective Admis sion” is being sent to educators throughout the nation. # “The GI Is struck with awe when confronted with mount ing discrimination,” declared Lav in e. “There-were no fox holes with ‘restricted” signs and bullets didn’t change their course because a racial or reli- a gious quota had been reached.” .-r - - Charging that Lon Mao Arthur has Hindered the growth ot a democratic labor movement, these pickets are protesting the hiring jt scabs by the Japan Broadcasting Company. Bowles hits Republican smashing of price control If the progressives ring door bells to get out the vote, there will be a peoples’ victory from coast to coast, former OPA ad ministrator Chester Bowles and Senator Pepper declared last week at a Stevens Hotei dinner. The affair was sponsored by the Illinois Citizens PAC and the Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Profes sions. As the alternative to aggressive campaigning for Democratic afid independent candidates, the speakers predicted a Republican victory, the scrapping of present progressive legislation, failure to 8% jyfjjP , , SBBEBn\ , cs 'IK Ml, CIO, progressives unite for Price,Bonjean, downstate SPRINGFIELD, 111. Laoor and progressive forces are going all-out to elect Roscoe Bonjean, Democratic candidate for con gress from the 21st district, and give a smashing defeat to Evan Howell, Republican victor in 1944 whose record is described as being “as bad as Rankin’s.” Bonjean, described as progres sive, has the support of the Ma coupin County AFL Non-Partisan Legislative and Political Action Committee, the Sangamon Coun ty Labor Political committe, composed of both AFL and CIO, the Springfield branch of the In dependent Voters of Illinois, and veterans organizations. He also has the virtual endorsement of the Springfield Federation of La bor. enact much- needed reconversion measures and a return to depres sion. * * * In his first major speech since the end of OPA, former head Bowles said: “We all know what the Republicans did to price control, fighting it tooth and nail. They spent bil lions of dollars on skillful lob bies which licked us.” Specialists in trade union and IB organizational printing ||j : CUSTOM PRINTING C(^ The congressional ticket of Bonjean and Emily Taft Douglas may put the 21st district, of which the state capital is the center, in the Democratic column for the first time since 1940. Howell won by a 12,000 majority two years ago but his record has turned many previous supporters into Bonjean backers. EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.—Melvin Price, progressive pro-Roosevelt Congressman in the 22nd district here, lashed out this week against his Republican opponent, Cal Johnson, for evading the is sue in the campaign. The Citizens Committee ‘ for Price, made up of Democrats, in dependents and even some Re publicans, has pointed to the rec ord of Congressman Price as the strongest answer to Johnson’s campaign propaganda. The Re publican candidate's main slogan during this critical period is “End Confusion—Stop Commu nism.” Stating that voters wfii not be fooled by reactionary attempts at creating hysteria, the Committee has declared that its campaign in behalf of Price is “based on the need for a Congressman who will fight for the Roosevelt pro gram of peace and economic se curity.” End labor detail’, UAW local demands In a strongly-worded resolution, the members of Local 453 of the CIO United Auto Workers this week called for the elimination by the police department of the so-called “labor detail” headed by Captain George Barnes. A crowd of over 2,000 members at the local's regular quarterly meeting unanimously approved the program, which included an indictment of police brutality and the use of anti-strike inunctions in the current strike against the American Automatic Devices Co. The meeting was addressed by UAW legislative director Irving Richter and independent candi dates Sylvia Woods and Dorothea S. Allen. Other resolutions passed included one denouncing red-bait ing as a tool of big business, con demned British policy in Pales tine, and sent, a telegram of sup port to CIO president Philip Mur ray. Earlier, the local had sent a letter to the Chicago Tribune, at tacking an editorial of October 22, in which the Tribune had en thusiastically supported the AAD injunction.