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A "Who's Who" and Handbook
of Radicalism for Patriots



(Mrs. Albert W. Dilling)


Published by the Author




Printed in the United States of America

First Printing April 1934
Second Printing May 1934
Third Printing July 1934


Without committing them to its statements, this book is admiringly dedi-
cated to all those sincere fighters for American liberty and Christian principles
who, because of their opposition to Red propaganda and the "new social
order" of Marx and Lenin, are denounced as "professional patriots", super-
patriots", "100 per centers", "patrioteers", and "Tories" by their Red oppo-
nents. Particular mention is gratefully made of those "patrioteers" who have
aided and encouraged the author in her effort to bring to the sound but still
sleeping portion of the American public the truth about the Communist-
Socialist world conspiracy which, with its four horsemen, Atheism, Immorality,
Class Hatred, and Pacifism-for-the-sake-of-Red-revolution, is boring within
our churches, schools and government and is undermining America like a
cancerous growth. Among these are:

The national headquarters of the staunch D. A. R. (of which the author,
unfortunately, is not a member), which reprinted each article in her former
pamphlet "Red Revolution" and sent copies to each chapter in the U. S. A.
The D. A. R. members are the best informed body of women in America on
this subject and are correspondingly detested by the Reds.

Senator Clayton R. Lusk, whose gift of the most valuable and complete
4,450-page four-volume Report of the Joint Legislative Committee of the
State of New York Investigating Seditious Activities, a report based upon
indisputable documentary evidence made by the committee which he headed,
has made available the background and information concerning the Red move-
ment up to the year 1920, when it was issued, which is incorporated within
this book.

Lt. Nelson E. Hewitt, a super-expert-patriot who has devoted twelve years
of his life to active statistical work and study on Red subversive activities,
who edits the Advisory Associates weekly Bulletins which every "super-
patriot" needs (P. O. Box. 403, Chicago) and who has given the greatest
personal aid of all, having devoted a number of full days of his time to check-
ing and supplying information used in this book.

Francis Ralston Welsh, Philadelphia attorney and research expert on sub-
versive activities a real "super-patriot" who has sent many excellent

Miss Margaret Kerr, executive secretary of the "professional patriots' "
Better America Federation, which placed and has kept the Criminal Syn-
dicalism Law on the statute books of California despite the frantic efforts of
the Reds to repeal it who has sent valuable data.

Mr. Walter Steele, manager of the "100 per centers' " National Republic
magazine (511 llth St. N. W., Wash., D. C.) and author of its articles on
subversive activities which are unsurpassed, who has sent excellent special
information. All "patrioteers" need the "National Republic" (price $2.00
yearly) .

Mr. Harry Jung, a "professional patriot", of the American Vigilant Intelli-
gence Federation, sufficiently annoying in his anti-Red "free speech" to be


honored by intimidating libel suits filed by the notorious "free-speech-for-
Reds-only" A. C. L. U. (whose Chicago office is the office of its member, Carl
Haessler of the Communist school of Red revolution and the Reds' Federated
Press). Mr. Jung kindly loaned the author some documents.

Mr. John B. Chappie, editor of the Ashland (Wis.) Press, author of
"La Follette-Socialism," etc., whose courageous exposure in the face of death
threats of the Socialist-Communist network in Wisconsin defeated the La Fol-
lette dynasty in the 1932 election for the first time in forty years, who sent
his helpful book and pamphlets to the author.

Those who have assembled large and distinctive audiences to hear the
author's lectures, among them: Paul G. Armstrong, Vice Commander Dept.
of 111., American Legion, and many other valiant Legion Commanders; U. S.
Army and Navy Officers Club; the men of the Chicago Military Intelligence;
leaders of: the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs; Moody Church and
Bible Institute; Women's Patriotic League; Catholic organizations; Funda-
mentalist and other anti-Bolshevik, anti-Atheist Churches; Clubs; Community
mass meetings; etc., etc.

Col. Sidney Story, lecturer and fiery patriot; W. H. Chesbrough, Wis-
consin Commander of the G. A. R. ; Maude Howe of the Canadian Christian
Crusade (against atheism) ; Nesta Webster, world famous English historian
and author of "Surrender of an Empire", "World Revolution", "French
Revolution", etc.; my friends Mr. and Mrs. George Cretors, residents of
Soviet Russia while Mr. Cretors was employed there as an engineer; Mr.
John E. Waters, also a former engineer for the Soviet Government, whose
true story entitled "Red Justice" is available at 50c (P. O. Box 242, Madison,
Wis.) ; Mr. Carveth Wells, famous lecturer and author of "Kapoot", a graphic
account of his Russian experiences; Mrs. C. D. Shipley, tireless patriotic
worker in Waukegan, 111., a Red stronghold.

After reading the author's pamphlet "Red Revolution", David Kinley,
the brilliant and loyal-American president-emeritus of the University of Illi-
nois, wrote in part: "I congratulate you on your clear and earnest exposition
of the situation, and I quite agree with you that it is time something were
done to prevent the evil influence of the advocates of Communism and their
allies. The allies include a good many people who would refuse to be called
Communists, but whose influence, through various associations, tends to
strengthen the work and claims of that group. I agree with you that it is
time that parents should look more closely into the influence of the teachers
of the schools and colleges which their children attend."

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Watt of Chicago declare: "From a viewpoint
gained through our recent residence of fifteen months in an American engi-
neering colony in Soviet Russia, the statements of Mrs. Albert W. Billing
concerning conditions prevalent in that country are found to be absolutely
authentic and of invaluable import."

May "professional patriots" increase and multiply; may they cease to be
lone voices crying in the wilderness; may their number and activities grow
strong enough to avert now threatening Socialism or Fascism, and to pre-
serve for America, Christianity, the American Constitution, and American
liberty. (See "Professional Patriots" under Organizations herein.)



Dedication (To "Professional Patriots") 5


Miscellaneous Articles

Russian Revolution Do we want it here? 9

Have We Recognized Russia? 14

"O! Let Them Blow Off Steam As They Do in England!" 16

Communist Organization in the U.S.A 17

Red Army in the U.S.A 21

Communist Party and Religion 22

Socialist Party and Religion 23

Women and Socialism 27

"Christian" Socialism 28

"Methodists Turn Socialistic" 33

"News" 38

Jail or Asylum for Me Suggests "Liberal" Mondale 41

Who Are They? 45

Gandhi 45

Glenn Frank 46

Einstein 48

Jane Addams 51

G. Bromley Oxnam 53

Carl Haessler "Red Ravinia" 54

"I Am Not Interested" 59

1. So-Called "Pacifism" Is It Christian or Red? 61

2. Pacifism and Its Red Aids 65

Socialist Party (and the New Deal) 69

The New Deal and Roosevelt Appointees 74

Capitalism, Hewer and "Chiseler" of American Greatness 91

Fascism . 99


Organizations, Etc.

Descriptive data concerning more than 460 Communist, Radical Paci-
fist, Anarchist, Socialist, I.W.W. controlled organizations and
agencies. The names are alphabetically arranged. See Index for

list 101

Abbreviations of Words 253

Explaining some "Red" Terms 254



"Who's Who"


Who Is Who in Radicalism? 257

This "Who's Who" 258

Listing about 1,300 persons who are leading members of the organiza-
tions listed in Part II. Most of the organizations referred to in the
"Who's Who" are described and discussed in Part II and the
abbreviations used are listed along with the full organization names
in the Index.


Part I Miscellaneous Articles 337

Part II Organizations, Etc 338

Part III "Who's Who" . 352

Facsimile Illustrations

Showing Soviet Anti-religious Cartoon in "Economic Justice,"

Bulletin of National Religion and Labor Foundation 100

A.C.L.U. Letter in Behalf of Radical Legislation Lists

National Committee and Officers 110

Another Similar A.C.L.U. Letter Scoffs at "Patriots" 122

Letter of Chicago Committee for Struggle Against War

Lists Intl., Am. and Chgo. Committees 174

Letter of Labor Defense Council, Formed for Defense of

Bridgman Communists Reveals Interlocking of Reds 182

Showing Communist Cartoon of Jesus Reproduced in "Economic

Justice" with Editorial Comment and List of Editors 202

Pro-Soviet Letter of National Religion and Labor Foundation

Lists Its Leaders 205

Significant Letter Sent Out by Socialist Public Ownership League

Revealing Its Close Ties with Secretary Ickes 256


Do We Want It Here?

To one who has seen Russia, unblinded by the propaganda of a few
"model" institutions shown to tourists and built by foreign brains and capital,
this talk of "revolution" here to better economic conditions strikes terror to
the heart. One recalls those great civilizations in history which were laid to
waste and were then for centuries unable to rise again.

In the Moscow "Museum of the Revolution'', I saw racks and racks of
photographs taken during the Russian Revolution and its attendant famine.
These pictures of people who starved to death lying in the streets where they
fell, cannibalistic views of dead mothers and babies with half-eaten bodies,
and revolutionary scenes of stark horror and misery, were revolting past

The Soviet government woman-guide showing us these said she had lost
two members of her own family in this famine and had seen worse scenes
herself around Odessa. Later I shuddered as I heard her announce: "There
is no use to waste time here in the Foreign Department (of the Museum).
You people all read newspapers. You know what we are doing in China,
Spain, and in your own country our strikes and all. Our world revolution
will start with China and end with the United States" In this Department
is a map of the United States re-districted and with our cities renamed as
they are expected to be "when the red flag waves over the White House." On
this map Cleveland is renamed "Ruthenberg", Detroit is "Lewistown", etc.
Since I heard these ominous words of our guide, the December 24, 1931, issue
of "Inprecorr" announced that "the Soviet power has already been set up
over a sixth part of China"; the Communist "Daily Worker" of April 5,
1932, in an article entitled "The Growth of the Soviet Power in China",
gave details of great new Red Army victories in China. No wonder Com-
munists demonstrate in front of Japanese embassies against "imperialist"
war on China.

In January 1933, authorities reported seven provinces and at least
80,000,000 Chinese Sovietized, and an inner Chinese Soviet state which had
an army of many thousand troops trained by German and Russian officers.
Officers, arms and supplies were being sent from the U. S. S. R. by an ancient
caravan route through Outer Mongolia, a large territory practically annexed
to the U. S. S. R. after a revolution was engineered there in 1921, a point the
League of Nations remained strangely silent about. Sovietization is increas-
ing steadily in China.

The dirty, drab dilapidation of Russia, with its uncurtained, broken win-
dows and unrepaired roofs, but with idle crowds roving the streets, bespeaks
the loss of private ownership which always fosters personal interest and

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initiative. Communism has indeed abolished wealth in Russia. The wealth
of those "liquidated" millions of the intelligentsia, aristocratic, middle, and
small-land-holding classes, who have been killed or leveled down, has made
way for universal poverty. Thirty per cent of the poorer portion of the
160,000,000 Russian population still remain to be dispossessed or "liqui-
dated", and so, unceasingly, great train loads of those resisting "collectiv-
ization" travel the rails to Siberia. Ellery Walter counted, recently, in four
weeks' time, seventeen train loads, some forty cars long, of such people. Men,
women and children peered out at him through the bars. They were enroute
to hard labor, prison camps, or death in Siberia.

Siberia is now populated as never before with exiled peasants who have
spoken bitterly about, or resisted, the giving up of their pigs, cows, or little
homes, or nearly all of their grain, or have offended by upholding religion,
and consequently are being punished as "counter revolutionaries" or

Tourists in Moscow may see, near their hotels, during late night and
early morning hours, the "wild" or deserted children sleeping in doorways.
These are not the same wild hordes of children seen during the revolution
sixteen or more years ago, for those would now be grown. These are a new
crop, produced not only by low living conditions but also by conditions of
low living, fostered by the Communist government destruction of faith in
God, religion, and morality. Lenin's wife said in "Pravda" (the official
organ of the Communist Party of Russia) : "We have seven million deserted
children officially registered and eighty thousand who have been gathered
into our asylums. How many more are wandering about Russia?" Couples
may simply live together or register quickly as married or divorced by pay-
ment of a ruble. These can hardly support the children of several successive
unions on incomes barely sufficient for their own existence.

Of course, a hospital we visited bragged of forty abortions performed that
morning, and an "educational" movie viewed by a friend showed pictorially,
to a mixed audience, old and new abortion methods and the benefits of the

While visiting a "model" institution for children at the Tsar's old summer
palace at Tsarskoye Selo, we photographed the little tots, naked from the
waist up, running around in our party. Some not over six years old had
learned enough English to beg "Gimme a cigarette, gimme a cigarette!" In
this, and in other respects, our American institutions for six-year-olds are
unlike the "model" products of the Russian Revolution. Concerning the
Russian conditions, the U. S. Fish report on Communism says: "Documents
and books presented to the committee indicate that the most terrible kinds
of vice are encouraged among the young school children in order to break
down their family influence which is the foundation of all religion." Sie-
mashko, Soviet Commissar of Health, confessed at one time that venereal
disease "had reached the proportions of a terrible plague".

My friends Mr. and Mrs. George Cretors have returned from Russia,
where he, an American engineer, was in charge of 475,000 acres as agri-
cultural expert for the Soviet government. They tell of the openly free sex
relations among the 700 children between the ages of 11 and 17 in the
"model" cooperative children's institution on this project, and of indecent

Russian Revolution Do We Want It Here? U

practices taught in the school there by a Soviet official from Moscow, and
of the long line of these children who waited in line to be treated for social
disease when a doctor and nurse came there for that purpose.

All of the churches our guides took us to visit had been converted into
anti-religious museums. Life-size manikins are dressed up in church robes
and the most revolting interpretations of religious subjects are portrayed by
them and by colored cartoons tacked up on large bulletin boards so that the
crowds of young workers who are taken through may see and have explained
to them by Soviet guides how ridiculous religious faith is. The most exquisite
church of all, the Church of the Redeemer in Moscow, was then about to be
dynamited to make way for a "Palace of the Soviets". I have movies of nude
bathing in the river taken in the heart of Moscow, men and women together,
with the Church of the Redeemer in the background. Beautiful St. Isaac's
Cathedral in Leningrad, then an anti-religious museum, is now used as an
atheist theatre as part of the new five-year plan to close all houses of worship
by 1937 and to eradicate even the thought of God from the minds of the
people by a militant anti-God campaign.

Our guides took us to the Torgsin stores for foreign tourists, where gold
trinkets, paintings, art objects, church robes and ikons, looted from their
former owners, are sold by the Soviet government for foreign gold only. But
no visitor or proletarian Russian gets inside the Soviet officials' special stores,
where the best is sold to the higher-ups at lowest prices. The windows of
these stores are whitewashed and a guard with a gun stands out in front. Nor
did our guides take us to visit the poor, miserable workers' stores, where
long lines wait whenever merchandise is offered at prices the worker can afford
to pay. My friends living there did take me, however. Goods on the half-
empty shelves were labeled in several stores "For Display Purposes Only".
Only counter supplies were for sale. An oil barrel in one had a sign "There
is no more", which had been there for eight months, I was told. In one store,
buzzing flies fought over three cheeses, priced at eight, ten, and twelve rubles
(four, five, and six dollars) per pound. Three fish displayed were priced at
$3.75 per pound. A thin, fly-specked box of candy was priced at $5.00, small
individual pieces priced about twenty cents each, although a Woolworth
buyer in New York was offered all the Soviet candy he could use at a penny
a pound delivered. Incidentally, he patriotically bought American candy at
five cents a pound instead.

The products of Russian workers are dumped abroad to break the markets
of capitalistic countries, to pay for some machinery which is rusted and unfit
for use in a short time, and to pay for propagandizing Communist revolution
throughout the world.

There was no meat in the stores when I was there, as it was August and
there is no ice. Everything is strictly rationed. Soap was $1.30 a bar and
limited to two bars a month. Black bread, dried herring, and cucumbers
seemed to be the actual purchases of the average buyer, except at one store
which offered carrots and at another which offered tomatoes, both of which
had previously been impossible to procure. Long lines waited to buy these
specialties. Milk is sold at a special store and only to those with certificates
showing that they have infants.

I saw scaffoldings on numerous buildings, but while there saw no one

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working on them. An American engineer who had been there three years said
nobody in that time had worked on a scaffolding across the street from our
hotel. I saw buildings which had been slopped over outside with whitewash
a long time before, to judge by their soiled appearance, and yet the windows,
splotched and streaked with the whitewash, still remained unwashed. I saw
no window curtains anywhere, but I am told there are a few in Russia.

Two of the three busses we rode in in Leningrad broke down. The
streets and roads were very much torn up and rutted, and the government
cars rented to our party were trembling and unsure. On one trip, a wheel
came off of one, and an axle broke on another. However, one day we had
the use of some very good Packards and Buicks. These were the private cars
of minor Soviet officials, loaned to us. I was told there were over seventy
Rolls-Royces then in use in Moscow as the private cars of Soviet officials. Of
course, the poor bundle-laden proletarian who walks or hangs out of an over-
crowded street car is told that these cars are not the officials' "private" cars
but are only for their "private use". The Socialist slogan is "Production for
use, not for profit." (Whose use, whose profit?) Outside the towns, people
poured out of old, dilapidated houses to see us go by. Auto traffic is a novelty.

The incessant propaganda about Communism and about what Russia is
going to do is the only lively feature about Russia. So many of the widely-
publicized and supposedly photographed projects are merely on paper. Din-
giness, bad smells, and a sense of fear pervades everything. The last manager
of the Grand Hotel in Moscow with his wife and children had been awakened
at three o'clock in the morning by the G. P. U. (secret police) and had not
since been heard of. They have a saying "Only the G. P. U. works fast in
Russia." My friends showed me their letters, which plainly had been opened
and glued together again before reaching them. All dispatches by foreign
newspaper correspondents are censored before entering or leaving Russia.
Our ship was not allowed to use its radio while within Russian waters.

Russian workers pay out about 30% of their earnings in taxes, such as
the "culture tax" (for the privilege of reading newspapers and hearing propa-
ganda at Workers' Clubs), a "housing tax" (to build houses for others), a
"cooperative store tax" (for the privilege of buying at government stores),
and an income tax. Besides, all workers must occasionally "voluntarily" give
their whole month's wages to the government as a loan. Russians are for-
bidden to possess foreign money. Guards, barbed wire, spies, and heavy
penalties inflicted on relatives left behind deter Russians from leaving Russia.

The bedbugs in the Grand Hotel were wild about me, the listless waiters
not interested at all. Some beautiful marble statues, large Sevres vases, fly-
specked crystal chandeliers, and massive old furniture remained, contrasting
sharply with bare floors and cheap new iron beds. The hotel elevator ran
once in a while, when not out of order. The dingy-windowed empty stores
which line the streets (for only here and there a government store is oper-
ating) give a dismal appearance to the large cities. The few outcast private
peddlers who remained when I was there were ragged and wretched looking
individuals and were soon to be strictly dealt with and banned.

The hotel food was the best Russia provides for its tourists who pay pre-
cious foreign money and was infinitely better than the Russians get, but it had

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a kinship with the smelliness of everything connected with it and affected the
digestion peculiarly due it was said to benzoate of soda preservatives used.
Ragged proletarians loaded with bundles fill the railroad stations. The
mattress and pillow tickings of the special first-class sleepers we rode on were
revoltingly dirty. On the train, unwrapped black-bread sandwiches were
handed to us out of a basket by a girl with soiled hands about 9 A. M. Regular
breakfast was served at the hotels between 10 and 11 A. M., luncheon between
3 and 4, and supper between 10 and 11 P. M. Fresh fruit was non-existent;
it is exported.

We were constantly told how much better off the Russians are now than
they were before the Revolution. To be sure, we visited suburban homes
formerly owned by well-to-do families now in use as "Workers' Clubs," or
"Homes of Rest and Culture," as they are called. In one of these, workers
in undershirts were sitting around, one hammering on the grand piano. Their
old hats were hung on an elaborate old lamp and the marble statuary. Beauti-
ful paintings of the former owners still hung at each end of the paneled din-
ing room. The floors were bare and none too clean and there were iron cots
in living room and dining room. The dining table was covered with soiled
oil cloth and set with black bread and soup for the noonday meal of the
inmates. A plaster bust of Lenin with a red necktie tied slightly askew graced
the window seat in the living room. Out of the window, we saw and photo-
graphed girls very scantily clad lying in the tall grass of what had once been

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