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VOL. VI. NO. 3 NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1919 9 Price 3 Cents. LABOR DEMANDS SQUARE DEAL MASS MEETING BOSTON UNIONS SAMUEL GOMPERS IS BACK IN AMERICA. JUDGE WOLFE'S PROGRESS FROM FAVORS LABOR REPRESENTATION BARTENDERS ARE intKfc wiih rtr y UNDBriIAYE0 - ON PROHIBITION ON PROHIBITION APPRENTICE BOY IN TROLLEY WORK Secretary Carrick of Trade Union Liberty League Issues Stirring' Convention Call. ALL TO STAND TOGETHER Abndsrement . of Kisrhts ana Liberties Must Be Opposed By United and Deter---' mined Effort. it rn ; urvs nave an iaea mar 11 s all over .tut the shouting they re mis - taken, Organized labor, as f. represented V by the Trade Union Liberty League, , proposes to continue its hght against the ruthless robbery of the rights and liberties of the workers to the bitter end, and there will be no cessation in its ef forts until victory is - won and the at tempt to impose' the will of the minority 'upon the' majority is crushed. Secretary Johry':J. Carrick, of Dan bury has just issued a' call for the an nual ; convention 'of the Trade Union Liberty League' to be held at Meriden on June 1, beginning at 11 a. m., at Kroe ber's hall,, 17 .State street; and from the , interest which is being manifested in the OTTO J, SCHUETZ. President. event by local unions all over 'the state, .the famoiis Frton tea pary promiscy-to ; rove. a secon&IQter: in comparison'. f&Ti , Thoroughly aroused by the evident-in-tention of the administration to let the 'prohibition legislation take its course, of practically , every mother, -state of ; the Union, are, detertmnea to una - some a means to combat -what appears to be the most disgraceful piece of 'class .legisla- lion ever perpetrated in this x country. " With the first of July and its attendant enforcement of "bone dry" conditions for the workers at hand, while the eel . lars oi tne weaiuiy are . : siockcu . ,wun liquors until the walls bulge, chatpor- tion of the population windi must un dergo enforced abstience at. the behest of the prohibitionists is in no mood for A "prominent worker against the pro hibition movement in an .interview iwith, a representative of vThe ' Connecticut Labor Press expresses a most pessimis . tic attitude concerning the ' prospect for ' any relief , from either; President Wilson or Congress. : ' .7 7 "If the President was going to do anything he' would have done it before ihis, wouldn't he ?", asked the official re- JOgN J. CARSICK. Secretary. - X made up stands strongly oposed to any v change in the law as passed." "Accepting this view as apparently the correct one, the workingmen of Con necticut, in common with those of other states, propose - to decide upon some form of action at the forthcoming con vention which will bring results," said a m'ember of the Trade Union Liberty - League. . ' - ' "Nothing that will be illegal will be considered. First, last and all the time, the ,workera propose to abideby the law but they do not propose to- allow their liberties , to be , ruthlessly violated and they are strong enough to win out once they are aroused, as they are now." The convention opens on the day be fore the annual convention of the Con necticut Federation of Labor. It is ex pected that the constitution of the league will be amended so' that dele gites representing the affiliated organi zations at the Federation of Labor con vention may also act as delegates to the Liberty League convention and shall not exceed threa delegates, v Secretary Carrick writes: i:- U--1 '"vrk "Your attention is directed to the many trying problems "which confront organized labor during the' reconstruc tion period, and at the Meriden conven tion the future activities of the .Trades Union Liberty League will be deter- ' reined. It behooves your organization . .' - r . , ,,. , i- y ' . ; ' ' ' : f p ' - !.: : . , . . 1 f A 1 11 ' mmmmmtmmin -iii.iwiiiniiiiirwii.n r,,lirr.n.r. i Powerful Protest On Historic Commons Against President's Proclamation. k WOMEN MD SOLDIERS, TOO . Country's Legislators Who Eati fied Amendment Numbered Only 3,864. As a protect against the prohibition proclamation of President Wilson, which goes into, effect, on July 1, the Central Labor Union of Boston on Sunday held one of the greatest mass meetings on Boston Common,' in - its' history. They came in processions wicn Danas ana Ban ners and in J many cases were headed bv soldiers or former soldiers. Two big stands were necessary, for the speakers. One of the-largest organizations present was the Cooks and Waiters. 2.600 of them, and .many of thenrwere women. President M. T. O'Donnell of the Central Labor Union, called the meet ing to. .order, and said it was to protest against government by a minority, a minority that nad taken advantage of the war to impose its own. special doctrine on the entire people of the country., He said organized labor; had helped win the war and now it was going to protest against such unfair tactics. State Senator John J. Kearney point ed to the insignificant vote cast for the rohibition candidates for - President in the last two national elections to proye that they were a minority. John J. Kennedy,- a soldier in uniform, ' and a member of , Bartenders' Union, No. 77, said the soldiers were jjoinir to break the Prohibition party the same as they broke the Hindenburg line, Michael J. Hmes of the Bottlers and Drivers Union, and Aaron Velleman.. oast presi dent of the Cigarmakef s Union, were among the other speakers. The in scription , on some of . the banners were as ioiiows : h ''Buy Liberty Bonds and Demand Personal Liberty." 'Smokers Beware You Are Next On the List." : "We Foueht for Liberty for AD the World. We v Want Some Here at Home." V .. Establish Democracy at Home." "Labor ; Fought Loyally for Demo- cracy-i-Qur . Reward, Prohibition." v , Labor s Protest Agamst Prohibi tion." -v; ;'. ',: "We Fought for Democracy and We Got Prohibition -;' ,and - Spanish In-: fluenza." V : - 1 ' XZWecBetitvtL an Freedom.? - Give Us LtheRef erendunv - We N eed Yonr Help. First. Our Beer.jThen Our Tbbaccoj and Then 'PHONE OPERATORS- . TO VOTE ON STRIKE ' Telephony operators throughout New England are now well organized and officers of the unions in some cities say that the company is discriminating against them. . A , number of meetings have been held in Boston, and it is re ported that a definite date for a strike has been set by nearly - 20,000 telephone operators and electrical workers em ployed by the New England Telephone and Telegraph company and associated companies in Rhode Island and Con necticut. ' . 1 A majority of the 350 members of the Telephone' Operators' Union in- Hart ford have voted to take a strike ballot on Monday unless the Southern New England Telephone Company reinstates nine union officers discharged in Hart ford and Bridgeport. ' Miss .Teresa Sullivan, Eastern Or ganizer, and Miss Ethel Keefe, Presi dent of the Bridgeport Union, had a talk with District Traffic Superinten dent Moore of New Haven, and he said there had not been any discrimination against union girls. Miss Sullivan, in sistedthat there had been, and said that in jtwo of the unions, Bridgeport and Hartford, there are nine officers out of work,' although they are considered ex pert operators and have been employed in some cases for -ten years. Officers of the unions say that the girls discharged have been indirectly offered positions in private exchanges and promised their ;obs back in a few" months. They claim this is an attempt to break un the union and the girls have been warned against accepting these positions and assured that the unions will support them. STAYS TIDE OF DISCONTENT. (National Labor Journal.) . The Socialistic party may have some excellent qualities to recommend it, but we must all admit that sabotage, bolshe vikism and the I. W. W. are bad corn pan" and while 9i labor's ranks there are men who would not be averse to a bloody revolution, hat in an hour would sweep the profiteers, their aiders and abettors, into the .Great Beyond, it is truly fortunate that the great mass of organized labor's members are men of intelligence, loyalty and patriotism, who are firmly intrenched in the principles taught by our great leader, Samue. Gompers, and organized labor stands today a mighty barrier that stays the rising tide of discontent with its seeth ing dangers. to be present so that the convention may have the privilege of receiving sugges tions from your local union. As secre tary of the league I personally feel that now is the time for the men directly or indirectly employed in the liquor indus try to get together and stand for justice. When the rights and liberty of the workers have been abridged, the larger the representation the more - enthusiasm there will be displayed, so, therefore, the necessity for a large attendance is ex tremely urgent." The present officers are : Presndent, Otto J. Schuetz, Hartford; secretary and treasurer, - John J. Carrick, Danbury ; executive board, James T. Maroney, New Haven," George Triber, New Haven, Charles J. Murray, Hartford; Frank' B. Govang, New Haven ; Frederick L. Neebe, Meriden. ' :-:-K(;-:?::x-j: SAMUEL President Samuel . Gompers of ' the American Federation of Labor and the vice-presidents fit the organization who made up the labor delegation to the Peace Conference returned to New York Thursday night on the "Rotter dam. : The two sons of Mr. Gompers, Alexander J- and Samuel J. Gompers, boarded the Rotterdam from a rev nue cutter at Gravesend Bay, and in formed him of the serious illness of his wife. Mr. Gompers and the dele gation were taken by the revenue cut ter to the Battery. dam at Plymouth in a weak condition. but improved "during the , trip suffi ciently to, make two speeches to troops aboard and one, to passengers all on patriotism. He became iU again Thurs- -day.-,)-''- !!'" "' " ' "- .--,S; - .. i In "the delegation wer James Dun can, President of the Granite Cutters' Union, and First Vice President of the A. F. L. ; Frank Duffy, General Secretary of the Brotherhood of Car penters and Joiners; William Gneen, Secretary of the United .Mine Work ers ; Guy A. Oyster Secretary of the AT F. LM and Major George L. Berry, liaison officer assigned to the delega . The labor ehie.f -boarded the' Rotter-, tino at the Peace Conference. The- delegation sailed for France on Jan. 8 last. It participated , in more BUILDING TRADES APPOINTS COMMITEE TO CONSIDER JOINING ) NEW HAVEN COMMERCE CHAMBER The Building Trades Council of . New Haven, composed of delegates from the unions of building trades,, maf join the Chamber of Commerce of New Haven. This question was discussed at a regu lar meeting of the Building Trades Council on Wednesday .night, and a committee was appointed to look into the matter and report at a subsequent meeting The committee is composed of Frank A. Fitzgerald of the Hoisting and Portable Engineers' Union ; James Cobey of the Sheet Metal Workers' JAMES F. PLUNKETT. getting together is more common in England, where numerous leagues of employers and employees have been formed, where labor leaders ' discuss problems with some results in a con crete way. The most tangible result is the scheme for industrial councils, popularly known as the Whitley councils because J. H. Whitley was the chair man of the committee which made the report to Parliament regarding the pro posals. The Building Trades Council voted to have the Board of Education interview ed in regard to speeding up the work on the new high school building. ' Work GOT TO WORK TOGETHER. J. H. Shearer, general manager of. the Penn Central Lighting and Power cof poration, which controls the electrical lighting and power of Blair, Cambria, Huntington and Mifflin counties in Pennsylvania, speaks words Of wisdom in this manner : - V -'Labor has rights that we must recog nize if we expect labor to recognize our 1 GOMPERS. than' thirty meetings of , the Commis sion on International Labor: Legisla tion, The delegation gave out a state ment which said in part: ' : "We collaborated on labor' 'matters with President Wilson and the Peace Conference at Paris and received the thanks of the conference forj the ex pression of our viewpoint. . .. 1 "Our delegation did not agree . with the r rench and British as to attend ance at - the , Berne Labor Congress The Belgians agreed with 5 us that it was not the best thing to do We contended that we' from America had no .subject to discuss which required us to go into a neutral country to ex press it, v that America was aligned wtfh . the., allied countries-; -oiy, and that- anything we might say had bet- ler DC .saia in an ainea country. Immigration officials said that they will hold for inquiry Gregory Zieboorj?. whose card bore the inscription, "Man of Letters," and who served ' under Kerensky in Russia first as Minister of War and then as Minister of Labor. He aroused the resentment of. Samuel Gompers, Mr. Walling and' many other passengerSfin a speech he made on the hner.in Jbrench. Ihe speech, passen gers reported, flavored strongly of i 1 f . ooisnevism. . .. Union, and James ' F. Plunkett, of Car penters Union, Local No. 79. The com mittee was instructed to report upon the advisibility of the Building Trades 'wOuncil joining the Chamber of. Com merce. , A similar matter came up in Bridge port a short time ago when officials of the Chamber of Commerce of that city announced .that workingmen s organi zations were welcome to the Chamber of Commerce, and the idea that repre sentatives were not desired in that body was a mistaken one. The plan of wzz FRANK A. FITZGERALD. has been lagging on this edifice and the council believes that it is a good time now to get busy on this work which would afford employment to a large number. Th Building Trades Council will meet again on the night of April 22. President W. J. Sullivan of the State Council of Carpenters' and Joiners' Union is spending considerable time in New London, where he is organizing a Shipwright's local. The carpenters and kindred trades have local unions in New London, and the new organization that President Sullivan is working on will be the first union of shipwrights in that territory. rights. We have got to live in fifty fifty harmony and understanding, to get along. We have got to get acquainted and act together and work together for tht common good. Capital can't do it alone, and labor can't do it alone.- As Americans we have got to .work "to-' gether,' alL of us,t capital and labor,: to solve our- industrial problems and save America from 1 Bolshevism." p w k 4. u l 6 - "Ss ' . 1-.. it W'r ; k! :: New Haven Printers Celebrate His Appointment to Superior Court Judge. HIS START AS A NEWSBOY Self -Made Man Who Never For gets His Days at the Case . Guest at Dinner. Judge Isaac Wolfe of New Haven, re cently 'appointed a judge of the bupenor Court, was given a dinner at the Cafe Mellone on Wednesday night by the printers of New Haven and other friends m honor of his promotion from a judge of the Common Pleas Court Judge Wolfe s life furnishes one of the best illustrations of the phrase, self- made raanj for he one of a certainty, n.e Deean as a newsDOV. ne is now a Superior Court judge, and his' career is- not closed. The judge was; born, in New Haven and early in life he was a -newsboy. Then he became a printer's apprentice on the New Haven Register. From printers" devil, who begins bv sweeoincr the floor, picking up type from the floor. and putting the good pieces back -in the case and, broken ones in 'the" "hell" box. if the, compositor is looking, and putting all in the .'pi" box, if he is not looking, he . became a compositor-, "intellisrfent compositor," they used to call them, and finally, became foreman of the compos ing room, which offers, fine opportunities for a man to become either a diplomat or a tyrant. After matriculating in the composing roonf, he studied at the -Yale-Law s School, . became a full-fledged lawyer with a shingle, and the "rest of it, and afterwards became a judge While Isaac Wolfe has not attained the honors of Ruf us Isaacs, '" now Lord Reading, Chief Justice of England and British Ambassador to this country,' there is a parallel in that each rose by his own efforts. Still, the famous Eng lish jurist never had the advantage at the wisdom to be derived' from the composing room. ; " 'Postmaster Troup, in presenting - the greeting of the New Haven press at the dinner, spoke of Judge Wolfe's ability, an4,said his appointment, was a direct slapsjn the fact of Bolshevism, v Presi dent Patrick F. O'Meara, of . the Con necticut Federation of , Labor, -spoke in the absence of President Ira M. Orn burh of the New Haven Trades Council, who was unable txx be ' present. Mr. O'Meara said that a square deal for the workingman is in- sight when men of the calibre of JujdgeTWolf e arelevated to . the - Superior' Curfcs1-fley -said "that irom such mm as Phe, wlio nave. risen from the 'ranks,,' from the mass of the people,, to a place of honorand trust; snap judgments? -will not be forthcoming. He said Judge Wolfe had the complete confidence of the workingmen." Joseph J. Reillv, secretary of the New Haven Trades Council, who is familiar with Judge Wolfe's career, eulogized the guest of honor -as 'an old. typo, and judg E. C Simpson spoke of the guest as a' brother member of the judiciary and " of V the . printing trade, for Judge Simpson served his time as a compositor and worked on a country -newspaper, formerly known as the poor boy's college Colonel N. G. Osborn, Dr. Louis M. Gofnpertz, Dr. Stephen J. Maher, Charles Kleiner, Jajnes Moran and Colonel t. M. Ull mann were the other speakers. , .Gover nor Holcomb was unable to be present, and he sent a letter of regret to ;the toastmaster, Walter F. Walsh. ' Judge Wolfe made a, brief address in which he said he had never ceased to be connected with the greatest trade of all, the printer's trade. Among the guests, who were invited and were un able to attend were Rabbi Louis L. Mann, Edward Downes, Sheriff Thomas L. Reilly, President Ira M. Ornburn. of the New Haven Trades OounciL and E, bhipman bmith, of lhe v Connecticut Labor Press. Those who attended were r - . - Louis W. WeiL Samuel Z. Field, Ed ward J. Maroney, William H. Avis, Bert Chapman, Thomap Roche, W. H. Hans com, W. L. Moore, H. K. Hutchinson; Edward J. Moriarty,v LeRoy E. Evans, Peter J. Hope, John R. Booth, Samuel E.' Hoyt, J. Birney Turtle, George H, Sanders, Ernest F. Hintz, William G. Cox, James Logan, Leslie Hendrick, Edward , J. Cannon, George J. TJowling, George D. Bone, John Day Jackson, Isaac -M. Ullman, N. G. Osborn, Issac Wolfe, . Walter Walsh, Stephen J. Maher, Philip" T.roup, Lucien P. bmith, Claries Kleiner, Ernest C. Simpson, Toseph J. Reilly, tr. Louis M. Gompertz, Tames T. Moran,' John J. Lane, Joseph H. Ullman, Sergeant B. M. Hope, John . McAvoyl Sol M. Gompertz, Jewell M.' Gompertz, Henry L. Wolfe, C W- Pickett, . Frank H. bmith, E. R, Ottar son, C.M; Robinson, John T. Flynn, Paul Barnett, Albert H. Barclay, W, E. Of Young, Benjamin Wolfe. John E. Casey, , Lot J I Cunningham, P. F. O'Meara. Henrv C. Hicreins. Thomas L O'Brien, Edwin S. Pickett, Hubert M. Sedgwick, - William Maley, Harold Fmn, William Porter, Paul s Shea, Raymond Mitchell, Henry J. McKernan, Walter F. Collins, Gerald Finn, George Gerin, Thomas F. McNulty, Simon Brosler, Sol Wolfe, Fred W. Orr. Charles Birley and Edwin P. Lyon. CHIEFS OF POLICE. Chief of Police Garrett J Farrcll was granted a leave of absence tc attend the annual convention of the International Association of Chief? of Police to be held at New Orleans on April 14, IS and 16, at a meeting of the board of police commissioners of Hartford. The con vention which Chief Farrell will attend is regarded as one of the most import ant ever held by the association. Prob lems relating to the reconstruction per iod are to be considered. In addition, it is said that with the present social unrest that prevails throughout the country, aggravated by I. W. W., an archistic and Bolshevist propaganda and - - . 1 1 1 - 1 - Al plotting, 11 is recognized 011 aii s-.ucs 11141 the peace officers of America face a problem in the handling of this complex and delicate situation which will require the most effective methods that can be applied. These methods will be freely discussed at the convention by police chiefs from every state . in the Union. The expense of "Chief Farrell's trip will be- paid from the contingent fund.; Bridgeport Manufacturer Says Company Jblas Hidden Ca- ital of Brains. " JO BRING ABILITY TO TOP Put Names of Motorman and Conductor in Car," Says V'v W. B. Lasher. V.' Bridgeport. April 11. Walter : " B Lasher, head ; of the American Chain Company, ,has a plan to have Bridge ' ort control its own trolley system with enough JJirney cars to insure a good service and for a S-cent fare. He favors five controlling directors for such .a company, and for a representative of the trolleymen as one of the .directors. When asked about this ' matter' of a trolleyman on the board,' he said: ' We must recognize the - fact that no element in the success of a great utility is?' more ' important than , the human element the people who actually eriorm the worlc . ot operation.? .'a he man behind' the i controller ,hox ' must have a voice in the operation and ,lireO! tion of the .company he serves..- .y ; xais , iceiings, xus tnougnts , ana., nis "problems -must have an outlet in jthe directorate throuffh . someone '- who . is capable of understanding and interpret ins them. '-- ' - 1 - : - 17 - Yes-l'll go further than haO" 4on-J tinued Mr. .Lasher. quickly, - and I will make the assertion that ' there is f a neglected store, of executive and direct-; ing ability lying dormant in these men( waiting to be brought to the top. It more boards of directors mcluded in their makeup the. 'men who had the rime of toil m their finger nails, every body would be better off. Every com munity is full of the; examples of suc cessful men who' have had to fight theiri way irom the bottom--who have learn-; ed their business from the ground up ts true of the trolley company, and it s true of , every company. ., ' Why, one of the best executives . in our police department Assistant Super intendent, buckley served bis : time . be hind the controller box. t ' m .V a concern that employs as manvd workers as lhe Connecticut Company basa hidden capital of brains, and execu tive ability in. its men. - Bring this ability to the top give it an outlet . 1 have a lot of faith, ontmued Mr. Lasher, "in the men "behind the . con troller and at the end - of the ' trolley, rope.. . 1 reat them like men give them chance. Why;, at present they are not treated ' like ' human beines -at alL - but simply; like ,'epgs; in. a : machined They rare myt- mzovm, by their name;, but by tlieir numbers,, Jifce- so many .convicts. , . Give them a chance to. take a pride in their'own ability Put uptheir names km the trolley arTThis car operated by Motorman 'John bmith and Conductor Sam Jones,' so that the ' passengers can know the operators and say 'Good morn ing, Mr. Jones, when they get on, instead of seeing merely a number on a man's hat" .... .. . - ' .. ; MERIDEN'S CONVENTION. Central Body's Committee 'Re ports Good Outlook: .... -, v - ' ' Meriden, April 11: The- Meriden Central Labor Union held its regular .meeting Monday ? evening and" trans acted much business. The connnittee of arrangements - for the' convention of the Connecticut Federation' of Labor, -which is to be held in this city, beginning the; first .Monday fh June,, reported that ex cellent progress ' is - r being made and there is every indication that the con-, vention will be one of the most largely attended within the history of the or ganization. , ;'.'- Frank Ganey of the Bartenders'- union was. elected as delegate to represent the central body atthe convention. - OF RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Catherine Breshkovskayaf the "Little Grandmother of the Russian Revolu tion,", recently lectured in ' New Haven in . tuiglish and furnished., heartrending pictures of her., natie . land. She vas forced to leave Russia by the Bolshe- . viki regime and is' in this country to enlist aid fdr the restoration of order. Before the Senate committee in Wash mgton her testimony was in part as follows : . - . "Our greatest, deepest most immedi ate need is the creation of conditions under which the Russian people will be able to convoke an All-Russian Con ;stituent Assembly. , Russia will never be quiet-and satisfied untikher representa tives,' .freely chosen by. the entire popu lation, will establish, a Constitution for the State, will lay the ; foundation for a stable,-democratic government insuring , tawkat accord .with the vili and de siresf the Russian people. v The de maud for a Constituent Assembly was one of the main aspirations of the Rus sian revolution. It was on the eve of , its realization when the Bolshevist re . volt in November,. 1917, tore out of the hands of the people the beautiful pos sibility to make laws for themselves, to trace the path for their future, to construct a new life in accordance with the interests of the masses, to strength en peace and insure the common wel fare. The Constituent Assembly, eect ed by the entire Russian people on the basis of universal, direct equal, and sec ret suffrage, was dispersed by the Bol sheviki with bavonets '"The opportunity was lost, and our masses, simple-minded, naive, and cred ulous, tired out by their past misfor tunes, became a prey to the base and rapacious instincts of selfish, ambitious and merciless people. Under the cir cumstances, Russia faces a long and cruel struggle with all the evil which has entered her ife. She has to suffer all the pains inevitable in the conditions of a people clearing its way to a better future. "Flooded with tears and Mood, Russia moans and cries out to the world. She is a living body, and her tortures can not be looked upon cold-bloodedly as an extraordinary, . never-before-witnessed experiment in social evolution She is alive, and every pore of her body shedding blood." Apparently They Have No Fear ' 1 ; for Future-Welfare of - - v; A -yieir iraHe. . . ' NEW leiBERS.ML JOm ' ,:,'-7' - -; 7 1 - - I And ThereXli Determined That No One Shall Their Job -'i -;rr ' ? Pwiom. ;: - 1 The last meeting of the Bartenders' Local, No. 217,. Sunday, was the largest attended and the' most ehthusiastic-that has been held in a long? time.. After a spirited contest between ' eight candi dates, the. following were ' elected as JAMES MAHER- toe held at Providence, the first week m August: James Maher,. .James 'J. Maroney and; Henry Dales: v . " , - vto new candidates were initiated. and two iiew- applications for member ship were- received. The .call for the Liberty League convention was received and put over for action. until later. Mix 1 v JAMES J. MARONEY .. . i,: r S-'-'V.1: "' y -.--' -; ' " It is unnecessary to say that the local 'will be represented at the convention of -the Trade Union Liberty - League for . New Haven is one of the strongest . cities in the organization, and the mem ' bers .of 217 have been" among the most active workers for' the organization in Connecticut; K. -. - HENRY dALES All are looking forward expectantly to the formation of plans for a live campaign to ; offset the legislation" al ready gained by the , "drys" when the plans are formulated "New Haven will be right at the front in the battle that 'will follow. . .. MICHIGAN SOCIALISTS. Bolshevism met with a decided check at the annual state convention held in Grand Rapids of the Socialist Party of Michigan. Resolutions which wonld have permitted the countenancing by the party 01 a iorceiui auempt to gam political control for the workers were ordered toned down. ; . .: The -resolution .upon vhich the fight hinged included a phrase pledging the party "to employ all methods to bring into existence the dictatorship of the proletariat .. ' - , As finally adopted by the convention the platform reads: . , "The Socialist Party of Michigan recognizes the full significance of work ing class organization, for the capture of the political state and calk on the workers m the state to organize with us to the end that we jnay socialize and democratically manage the means of production and distribution and elim inate for .all time the exploitation of the working class."