Fisher; ed. bd.; Karl Borders, W. B. Walt-
mire, Glenford Lawrence, Chas. Williams,
The 60 Chicago C.W.C. on Unemp.
Locals meet according to the "New
Frontier" at the following places:
Lincoln Center; New England Congl. Church,
19 E. Delaware Place; Jefferson Pk. Congl.
Church, 5320 Giddings St.; Baptist Church, 670
E. 39th St.; Graham Taylor's Chicago Com-
mons; Olivet Institute; Ogden Park Mcth.
Church; Chase House (Episc.); Workers Pro-
gressive Club, 608 N. Leavitt St.; Pilgrim
Congl. Church; Hyde Pk. Neighborhood Club,
1364 E. 56th St.; Hull House; Christopher
House; Marcy Center; Hermosa Park Field
House; Howell Neighborhood House; Garibaldi
Institute; Trumbull Pk. Field House; Association
House; Eli Bates House; U. of Chgo. Settle-
ment; Emerson House; etc., etc.
The Executive is Karl Borders, 20 W. Jackson
Blvd., Chicago; Committee Chairmen: L. C.
Brooks, G. B. Patterson, W. D. Hogan, W. H.
Seed, Glenford Lawrence, D. S. Howard; Execu-
tive Committee: Rev. W. B. Waltmire, Lester
Dewey, vice chmn., Winifred Frost, sec., Frank
W. McCulloch (son of Catherine Waugh), treas.,
Norman Buending, E. J. Cook, Annetta Dieck-
mann, Ray Jacobson, John Paul Jones, G. B.
Patterson, Moderato Renzi, Hyman Schneid,
T. M. Torgerson, Vincent Wojdinski; Advisory
Committee: Rev. Norman Barr, Jessie Binford,
Prof. Sophonisba P. Breckenridge, C. F. Case,
Geo. E. Chant, Prof. Paul Douglas, Hilda R.
Diamond, Prof. Aaron Director, Adolph Drei-
fuss, Arthur Fisher, A. L. Frost, Anton Garden,
Frank Z. Click, Edw. Hammond, Prof. Arthur
E. Holt, Mrs. H. R. Henshaw, Paul Hutchinson,
Florence Jennison, Harold Kelso, Marjorie Kemp,
Rev. Harold O. Kingsley, A. M. Krahl, Dr. John
A. Lapp, Glenford Lawrence, Samuel Levin,
Judith Lowenthal, Prof. Robt. Morss Lovett,
David McVey, Rev. Victor Marriott, Dr. James
Mullenbach, Rev. D. M. Nichol, Rev. Raymond
P. Sanford, Sarah B. Schaar, William Seed,
Clarence Senior (nat. sec., Socialist Party), Lea
D. Taylor (daughter of Graham), Harriet Vit-
tum, John Werlik, Edward Winston, Dr. James
CHICAGO WORKERS THEATRE
Local branch of the Communist "League
of Workers Theatres of the U.S.A.," which
is the American section of the "Inter-
national Union of the Revolutionary
Theatre" headed at Moscow; Chicago
headquarters John Reed Club (Commu-
nist), 1475 South Michigan Ave.; the
official Chicago Communist newspaper,
"Workers Voice," announced Jan. 21, 1933:
"The Workers Theatre of Chicago, a revo-
lutionary group and the first of its kind
in the city was launched by John Reed
Club which took the lead in its formation
and which regarded the step as a potent
weapon of the toiling masses in their
struggle against capitalism. . . . Leading
The Red Network
players from the universities, Lincoln Cen-
ter and the Jewish Peoples Institute
crowded John Reed Club headquarters,
1475 S. Michigan Ave., on a bitterly cold
night to discuss plans for the theatre. A
production committee . . . was elected to
carry out . . . casting for the first play
'Precedent,' a drama by I. J. Golden deal-
ing with the Tom Mooney frameup." This
play was presented at the Goodman
Theatre, Grant Park, as the first of the
series. Patriotic efforts, it was reported,
caused the Goodman Theatre to cancel the
lease after two performances, but at the
Communist May Day Mooney Rally at
the Chicago Stadium, May 1, 1933, tickets
were being sold for this play to be given
at the Chicago Woman's Club that same
week; sponsors of the communist Chi-
cago Workers Theatre as listed by their
announcements are as follows:
Sherwood Anderson, Waldo Frank, Prof.
Eustace Haydon, Prof. Scott Nearing, Prof.
Louis Wirth, Malcolm Cowley, Michael Gold,
Mary McDowell, Dr. Curtis Reese, Prof. James
M. Yard, Jacob L. Crane, Albert Goldman, Prof.
Harold Lasswell, Prof. Fred L. Schuman, Prof.
Robt. Morss Lovett.
Communist Shanghai publication (in
English) published by an American, Harold
R. Isaacs, 23 Yuen Ming Yuen Road,
Branch of A.A.A.I. Lg. of U.S.
Classified by Smith-Johns (in "Pastors,
Politicians .and Pacifists") as a "pro-
Russian, revolutionary, religious weekly";
features Socialist and Communist articles
such as "The Communist Way Out" by
Communist Scott Nearing (Oct. 12, 1932
Editor, Chas. Clayton Morrison; mng. ed.,
Paul Hutchinson; lit. ed., Winifred Ernest Gar-
rison; contrib. eds. : Lynn Harold Hough, Alva
W. Taylor, Herbert L. Willett, Fred Eastman,
Reinhold Niebuhr, Joseph Fort Newton, Thos.
Curtis Clark, Robt. A. Ashworth; hdqts.: 440
S. Dearborn Street, Chicago.
Chas. Clayton Morrison presided at the
huge Communist meeting, Oct. 23, 1933,
at the Chicago Coliseum, held to honor
and hear Henri Barbusse, French visiting
Communist, founder of the Ex-Service
Men's International, which teaches soldiers
of all armies to "turn an imperialist war
into a civil war" or red revolution by
shooting their officers in the backs, as they
did in Russia, and blowing up their coun-
try's ammunition, etc. at the right moment.
Only the red flag of revolution was dis-
played and the International sung at this
meeting, attended by about 9,000 Reds
(and myself). Morrison was cheered when
he said we would never have peace until
the capitalist system was abolished! In
introducing the various Communist speak-
ers, he referred to Joseph Freeman of the
communist "New Masses" as his "fellow
"The Christian Century,," March 29,
1933, p. 433, under the heading "Methodist
Bishop Attacks The Christian Century,"
stated: "In a mid-year letter to Methodist
ministers in the Omaha area Bishop Fred-
erick D. Leete warns them against reading
The Christian Century and certain books,
unspecified, published by the Methodist
book concern: 'Fellow-preachers,' says the
bishop, 'we will do better work if our
reading is spiritual rather than materialistic,
critical and weak in faith in the great
essentials. I find evidence and hear reports
which I feel I ought to pass on to the
effect that The Christian Century is doing
Methodism and the church in general little
good. Some of our pastors tell me they
have decided not to support it further.
Some books even from our own firm, seem
to me injurious. I am determined to sup-
ply my mind with the most strengthening
CHRISTIAN SOCIAL ACTION
Chr. Soc. Act. M.
A movement to introduce Socialism-
Communism into churches, according to its
"Leaders Handbook," sold at Methodist
Board of Education hdqts., 740 Rush St.,
Chicago (price I5c) ; organized April 1932
by a conference of 84 ministers, their wives,
and laymen, fourteen of these giving "740
Rush Street" as address; the handbook
anounces that "A Socialist Minister's Pro-
tective Association, with 21 charter mem-
bers was formed. . . . The purpose of the
Assn. is to provide emergency maintenance
for any member who loses his job because
of social interest and activity. For detailed
information inquiry may be made of the
Rev. W. B. Waltmire, Humboldt Pk. Com-
munity Church, Chicago."
This precaution is not surprising in view
of the program outlined in the handbook,
which gives detailed instructions for con-
ducting unemployed "hearings," confer-
ences, mid-week discussion meetings, dra-
matics, games, calling attention in ser-
mons to a rack of Communist and Social-
ist literature to be placed in the Church
for reading, and numerous other schemes
for definitely propagandizing the belief
that our American "capitalistic" social sys-
tem has permanently collapsed and that
Socialism must be substituted for it. The
books recommended for reading by Church
people are by such authors as Atheist-
Socialist Haldeman-Julius, atheistic Com-
munists Robt. W. Dunn, Scott Nearing,
Grace Hutchins, Anna Rochester, Char-
lotte Todes, and M. Ilin of Russia (Geo.
S. Counts' translation), and radicals Nor-
man Thomas, Harry Ward, Kirby Page,
Sherwood Eddy, James Weldon Johnson,
Winthrop Lane, Oscar Ameringer, Paul
Douglas, the Webbs (English radicals),
G. B. Shaw, H. W. Laidler, Maurice Hin-
dus, Stuart Chase, Arthur Garfield Hays,
Raushenbush, Meiklejohn, etc.; and also
Under "Resource Agencies," are listed
the leading radical organizations such as
the League for Industrial Democracy, Fel-
lowship of Reconciliation, Committee on
Militarism in Education, Methodist Fed-
eration for Social Service, etc. Observance
of the "first of May Labor Day" (the
Communist Labor Day) is advised.
The following are characteristic excerpts
from this "Leaders Handbook": "Pro-
gressive Steps Toward Socialism (1) Up-
lift and coercion. Our task is to get under-
neath the victims of our present order and
lift up and get above and press down"
(Most capitalists are well pressed down
now it would seem and because of that
the job holders suffer.) "Industrial Justice
cannot be secured without coercion."
(Coercion is a polite word for a Socialist
program); "(4) Political Organization:
Workers must be organized into a political
party." (The un-American idea of joining
church and state in politics); (p. 58).
"Foment Discontent. There is great danger
religion may be 'the opium of the people' "
(quoting atheist Karl Marx), "it is the
duty of the Church to stimulate the spirit
of protest and revolt within the breasts
of impoverished men and women; (12)
That all ministers who are willing to par-
ticipate actively in the industrial conflict
register with the Methodist Federation for
Social Service ... to act as arbitrators or
as actual participants in the distribution
of literature, parading, speaking, picketing,"
etc.; (p. 58) "Minority groups: The
local church should cooperate with all
those organizations in the community
which are seeking basic changes in the
economic order." (Socialists, Communists,
Anarchists, I.W.W.'s are such "minority
groups," and advocate "basic changes"
involving sedition and revolution.) "The
church building should be made available
as a meeting place for such groups when-
ever there is a denial of free speech.
Wherever there is no agency to call a
meeting of protest in the event of violation
of human rights and civil liberties, min-
isters and churches should take the
initiative in so doing." ("Free speech" is
the battle cry of all Reds favoring sedition
and revolution.) The conference, in this
handbook, thanks those who "so gener-
ously contributed time, effort and expert
information" to make it a success, naming
as "good angels": Kirby Page, Arthur E.
Holt, J. Stitt Wilson, Paul Hutchinson,
Clarence Tucker Craig, Karl Borders, David
Shillinglaw, Wm. C. Bonner, F. S. Deibler
and Clarence Senior.
The chairman of the Christian Social Action
Movement is Gilbert S. Cox; Secretary, Owen M.
Geer, 740 Rush St., Chgo.; Executive Com-
mittee: Ross Conner, Whitewater, Wis.; J.
Pierce Newell, Rockford, 111.; Paul Hutchinson,
Chgo.; John C. Irwin, 740 Rush St., Chgo.;
Douglas Anderson, Illiopolis, 111.; W. B. Walt-
mire, Chgo.; B. E. Kirkpatrick, 740 Rush St.,
Chgo.; Wade Crawford Barclay, 740 Rush St.,
Chgo.; O. W. Auman, 740 Rush St., Chgo.; Edi-
torial Committee: Alice B. Mallory, Elmhurst,
111., and several of the executive committee
members. Other committee members listed are:
Gross W. Alexander, Fresno, Cal.; Lester Auman,
Jamaica, N.Y.; E. W. Blakeman, Wesley Foun-
dation, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Karl Borders, Chi-
cago; E. A. Brown, Cleveland, Ohio; Harold C.
Case, Glencoe, 111.; Richard Decker, Auburn,
Wash.; R. O. Hills, Casper, Wyo.; Theo. Miner,
Saltsburg, Pa.; R. B. Porter, Eugene, Ore.; Harry
O. Ritter, St. Louis, Mo.; Chas. Schofield, Ft.
Collins, Colo.; Benj. Schwartz, Muscatine, la.;
Carl C. Seitter, Los Angeles, Cal.; Paul J.
Snyder, Minneapolis, Minn.; J. Stitt Wilson,
Other conference members listed are:
James Asher, St. Paul, Minn.; Carl Asmus,
Stevens Pt., Wis.; G. E. Bailey, Minneapolis,
Minn.; Chas. F. Boss, Jr., 740 Rush St., Chi-
cago; Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Bower, Chgo.;
Ina C. Brown, Nashville, Tenn.; Dan B. Brum-
mitt, 740 Rush St., Chgo.; Geo. A. Burcham,
Evanston, 111.; Roy E. Burt, 740 Rush St.,
Chgo.; Mrs. Roy E. Burt, Chicago; Fay Butler,
Los Angeles, Cal.; Mark Chamberlain, S. Mil-
waukee, Wis.; Clarence Tucker Craig, Oberlin,
O.; Lewis H. Davis, Long Island, N.Y.; Nellie
M. Day. Chicago; Merle N. English, 740 Rush
St., Chicago; Mrs. M. N. English, Chicago;
Carl Gamer, Mazon, 111.; Ruth C. Geer, Elm-
hurst, 111.; Mrs. U. S. Grant, Evanston, 111.;
W. E. J. Gratz, 740 Rush St., Chicago; Earl C.
Heck, Westchester, N.Y.; Chas. Hempstead,
Cleveland, Ohio; E. C. Hickman, St. Paul, Minn.;
Carl Hutchinson, Chicago; Geo. B. Jones, Brook,
Ind.; C. C. Jordan, Gary, Ind.; Andrew Juvinall,
Evanston, 111.; Clyde Keegan, Boulder, Colo.;
H. R. Kelley, Centralia, 111.; Roy Kelley, 740
Rush St., Chgo.; A. E. Kirk, 740 Rush St.,
Chgo.; Mrs. B. E. Kirkpatrick, Chgo.; Clyde
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Little, DeSoto, Mo.; Wm. Matson, Huntington
Beach, Cal.; Frank M. McKibben, Evanston,
111.; Wendell Miller, Harbor City, Cal.; Lester
R. Minion, Polo, IB.; Floyd Morris, Jackson-
ville, N.Y.; Ruth Morton, Chicago; T. Otto
Nail, 740 Rush St., Chicago; Kirby Page, N.Y.
C.; Mary Randolph, 740 Rush St., Chicago;
Victor H. Reiser, Waveland, Ind.; Paul A.
Schlipp, College of the Pacific, Stockton, Cal.;
Joseph Sefl, Chicago; Russel Stroup, Balboa,
Cal.; A. E. Tink, West Bend, Wis.; Mrs. Geo.
H. Tomlinson, Evanston, 111.; Frank Toothaker,
Hynes, Cal.; Vernon C. Tyree, Delta, Colo.;
W. D. Waller, Santa Fe, N.M.; E. C. Wareing,
Cincinnati, Ohio; Morgan Williams, Chicago,
111.; Roland Wolseley, Evanston, 111.; James M.
Yard, Evanston, 111.
The handbook states on page 48 that
invitations to this conference were sent
"only to those who were socially awakened ;
had already done a good deal of thinking
on social and economic questions; who
were ready to start with the assumption
that the present system is basically
wrong, ..." etc.
CHURCH EMERGENCY COMMITTEE
FOR RELIEF OF TEXTILE
Ch. Emer. Com. Rel. Textile Strik.
Formed to aid the jointly-conducted
Communist and Socialist strike at Dan-
ville Va., of the United Textile Workers
Union and communist National Textile
Workers Union; hdqts.: 287 4th Ave.,
N.Y.C.; includes: Dr. Alva W. Taylor,
chmn., Rev. Wm. B. Spofford, treas., Rev.
James Myers, Rev. W. Russel Bowie,
Winifred Chappell, Jerome Davis, Mary
Dreier, Rev. Hubert Herring, Rev. Ronald
Tamblyn, Rev. Worth M. Tippy, Rev.
CHURCH LEAGUE FOR INDUSTRIAL
An Episcopal Socialist organization using
L.I.D. literature; it absorbed the Church
Socialist League (see) ; was formed in 1920
by members of the A.C.L.U. and L.I.D. ;
the pres. was Rev. Edw. L. Parsons; chmn.
Vida Scudder; treas. Geo. Foster Peabody;
asst. treas. Rev. Horace Fort; sec. Rev.
Wm. B. Spofford; now headed by Rev.
Wm. B. Spofford; claims about 1,000
The following excerpts are from the
"Statement of Principles" of the Church
L.I.D.: "We face a world in revolution. . . .
We believe that the Church is ready and
anxious to discover how it can best be
useful in forwarding the New Order; and
we therefore pledge ourselves to help the
great mass of Church people who are as
yet uncertain how to find the way. . . .
In case of teachers and preachers in our
communion whose positions are endangered
by reason of their social radicalism we
promise ... to give moral and practical
support to those who shall clearly be seen
to have incurred persecution through
advising of social change. . . . We further
intend to assist in recruiting such candi-
dates for the ministry as shall enter it
with desire for socialized leadership."
To quote from an "Open Letter to Mem-
bers of the Protestant Episcopal Church,"
issued by The Movement Against Socialism
in the Church, 18 Tremont Street, Room
732, Boston, Mass. (Page 8): "The first
convention of the Church League for
Industrial Democracy, at New York, was
addressed by the conspicuous radical agi-
tators, the Rev. Harry F. Ward, Chair-
man of the American Civil Liberties Union
(hereinafter called A.C.L.U.) ; Lincoln
Steffens, magazine writer ; James H. Maurer,
of the communist Trades Union Edu-
cational League, who seems to have signed
the call for the convention, and others.
Professor Vida D. Scudder, of Wellesley
College, an officer of both the League for
Industrial Democracy (hereinafter called
L.I.D.) and A.C.L.U., and the Rev. Horace
Fort, also of the L.I.D., are, or were, offi-
cers of the Church League for Industrial
Democracy (hereinafter called C.L.I.D.).
Its Executive Secretary, the Rev. William
B. Spofford, wrote of it under date of June
1, 1926, in answer to an inquiry, as fol-
lows: 'The Church Socialist League, to
which you addressed your letter, was dis-
banded last year; the members at that
time joining the C.L.I.D. We felt that
there was hardly room in the Episcopal
Church for two organizations with prac-
tically the same aim. ... We are people
who are classed all the way from liberals
to communists.' (Italics ours.) Another
letter from Mr. Spofford, printed in the
Twentieth Aniversary booklet of the L.I.D.
says: 'At a meeting of the Executive Com-
mittee of the C.L.I.D. recently, it was
decided that there was little use for pub-
lications of our own, so long as the L.I.D.
continued to get out such splendid pam-
phlets, which could be purchased for dis-
tribution at low cost.' "
CHURCH SOCIALIST LEAGUE
Organized 1911 by Episcopal clergy and
laymen; its national secretary, Rev. Byron-
Curtiss, in a report in the radicals' Amer-
ican Labor Year Book (volume II, pp.
358-60) said: "In spite of the conservatism
of the Episcopal Church and its members
yet that church has officially adopted
radical and even revolutionary resolutions
and the influence of the Church Socialist
League is discernible as giving color to
them. A considerable share of the clergy
are tinctured with Socialism. With but
6,000 clergy, several hundred are avowed
Socialists and nearly one hundred are mem-
bers of the Socialist Party"; the official
organ was the quarterly 'The Social
Preparation," whi'ch asserted: "We are
not reformers trying to patch up an out
worn garment but revolutionists"; a meet-
ing of the League held at the Rand School,
June 29, 1919, issued a radical manifesto
calling for a "complete revolution of our
present economic and social disorder," etc.,
and sent a message to Pres. Wilson express-
ing absolute sympathy with the Soviet
government of Russia and asking him to
cease intervention in Russia (Lusk
Report). Those who signed this manifesto
and in whose behalf Reverends Smiley and
Spofford sent the message to Pres. Wilson
were: Reverends John Paul Jones, J. P.
Morris, Chas. H. Collett, James L. Smiley,
Wm. B. Spofford, J. G. Mythen, Alfred
Pridis, Irwin St. John Tucker (convicted
that year of sedition), A. L. Byron- Curtiss,
Horace Fort, Robt. Johnson, Richard M.
Doubs, Alfred Farr, Geo. J. Miller, and
John M. Horton ; the League was absorbed
by the Church League for Industrial
Democracy about 1920 (see above).
CHURCH TAXATION LEAGUE
Sponsored by 4A and other radicals.
CHU SING YOUTH ASSOCIATION
Chinese Communist subsidiary; head-
quarters H. T. Chang, P. O. Box 2454,
San Francisco, California.
French Communist club, 30 W. 58th St.,
N.Y. City; part of the Clarte Movement
formed by Henri Barbusse. Associated with
him were the writers: Anatole France,
Jules Romains, Thos. Hardy, and H. G.
Wells (Daily Worker, Sept. 29, 1933).
CLEANERS, DYERS AND
Communist T.U.U.L. union; 223 Second
Ave., N.Y. City.
CLEVELAND TRADE UNION
Aug. 29-30, 1933 ; called by about thirty
Communist Party leaders, joined by some
A.F. of L. local officers; 10 Progressive
Miners Union representatives; Full Fash-
ioned Hosiery Wkrs. officers; Francis Hen-
son of the Nat. R. & L. Found.; etc.
A Communist T.U.U.L. union.
Abbreviation for Communist Inter-
national (see Internationals; also Commu-
nist Organization in the U.S.A.).
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC
Of the A.C.L.U.; defends the right of
teachers to teach Red revolutionary doc-
trines in the class room; Prof. Wm. H.
Kilpatrick, chmn.; Forrest Bailey, sec.
COMMITTEE ON COAL AND
Com. on Coal & Giant P.
A Socialist-controlled organization sub-
sidized by the Garland Fund (see "Garland
Fund"), working for public ownership of
utilities and the coal industry, which is
part of the Socialist program. Italicized
names in the following list of its advisory
council members (1926) were also League
for Industrial Democracy (L.I.D.) officers
or directors: Oscar Ameringer, Robt. W.
Bruere, Stuart Chase, McAlister Coleman,
H. C. Cross, Morris Ernst, Clinton J.
Golden, Robt. L. Hale, Arthur Garfield
Hays, A. S. Holcombe, A. B. Jones, Milton
Jones, H. W. Laidler, J. H. McGill (vice
pres. Pub. O. Lg. of Am.), Evelyn Preston,
Donald Richberg, Champlain Riley, J. H.
Ryckman, George Soule, Norman Thomas,
Edw. Wieck, U.S. Sen. Geo. W. Norris,
Delso Wilcox (vice pres. Pub. O. Lg. of
Am.), H. W. Raushenbush (secretary).
COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL
RELATIONS WITH LATIN
Com. Cult. Rel. Lat. Am.
An A.C.L.U. - dominated committee
organized about 1928-29 with Hubert C.
Herring (A.C.L.U., nat. com.) as executive
director; is antagonistic toward the Mon-
roe Doctrine and deplores U.S. "imperial-
ism" ; in this respect its program is identical
with that of the communist All America
Anti-Imperialist League, which, among
other activities, directs its propaganda
shafts at U.S. "imperialism" and the Mon-
roe Doctrine; a letter sent out Oct. 26,
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1931 by the Chicago Branch soliciting
attendance at a dinner at the Chicago
Woman's Club, Nov. 9th, to be addressed
by Herring, stated in part: "Among other
features will be a description by Mr.
Herring of some proposed short conducted
trips in December and January and a
Seminar in the Carribean in February.
These should appeal to many people who
have been charmed with what they have
read and seen of Mexico and the Carri-
bean, especially those who have been read-
ing recent volumes such as that of Stuart
Chase." On the letterhead, executives of
the Chicago branch were listed as: "Mrs.
Frank H. McCulloch, chairman, 231 S.
La Salle St." (Catherine Waugh McCul-
loch, A.C.L.U. Chgo. Com.); "Clyde C.
McGee, vice chairman, 1755 W. 103rd St."
(A.C.L.U. Chgo. Com.) ; "Mrs. Henry W.
Austin, treasurer, 1022 Lake Street, Oak
Park; Rudolph A. Clemen, secretary, 650
Garland Ave., Winnetka."
Officers: John Dewey, Hon. Chmn.;
Stuart Chase, Chmn.; Walter Frank,
Treas.; Edward A. Ross, Florence E.
Allen, Henry Goddard Leach, Father Fred-
eric Siedenburg, Vice-chmn.; Hubert C.
Herring, Exec. Dir.
COMMITTEE ON MILITARISM IN
EDUCATION (ILLINOIS ALSO)
C.M.E. and C.M.E.I11.
Supporting organization of Communist-
organized and controlled U.S. Congress
Against War and represented on similar
World Congress of Youth Against War
and Fascism by Edwin C. Johnson.
Received $12,400 from the "Red" Gar-
land Fund to propagandize against military
training in the schools, $5,400 of which,
according to the Garland Fund 1925-28
official report, was "for preparation and
distribution of pamphlet on Military
Training in Schools and Colleges in the
U.S." by Socialist Winthrop D. Lane. This
pamphlet was widely distributed by the
closely associated Fellowship of Recon-
ciliation, the League for Industrial Democ-
racy, Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom, American Civil Lib-
erties Union, all financed in part by the
Garland Fund, and to some extent by the
Federal Council of Churches. Quarters
adjoined the Fellowship of Reconciliation
(Room 383) at 387 Bible House, Astor
Place, New York City (until the Fell.
Recon. moved, 1933).
Alvin C. Goddard, Treasurer; Tucker P. Smith
Rnd Edwin C. Johnson, Secretaries; Executive
Board: George A. Coe, Chairman, Harry A. Over-
street and John Nevin Sayre, Vice Chairmen, and
Roswell P. Barnes, Leslie Blanchard, Mrs. J.
Henry Callister, Inez Cavert, Mrs. Bennett Ep-
stein, Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes, William B. Harvey,
E. C. Lindeman, Patrick Malin, Norman Thomas,
Wellington H. Tinker, Walter Van Kirk, Kenneth
Walser; National Council: Will W. Alexander,