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in an unregulated economy. Planning im-
plies guidance of capital uses . . . adjust-
ment of production to consumption . . .
the insurance of adequate buying capacity.
. . . New industries will not just happen
as the automobile industry did; they will
have to be foreseen, to be argued for, or
seem probably desirable features of the
whole economy before they can be entered
upon. . . . There is no denying that the


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contemporary situation in the United
States has explosive possibilities. The
future is becoming visible in Russia; the
present is bitterly in contrast; politicians,
theorists and vested interests seem to con-
spire ideally for the provocation to violence
of a long patient people. No one can pre-
tend to know how the release of this pres-
sure is likely to come. Perhaps our states-
men will give way or be more or less
gently removed from duty; perhaps our
constitutions and statutes will be revised;
perhaps our vested interests will submit to
control without too violent resistance. It
is difficult to believe that any of these will
happen ; it seems just as incredible that we
may have a revolution. Yet the new kind
of economic machinery we have in pros-
pect cannot function in our present econ-
omy. The contemporary situation is one
in which all the choices are hard; yet one
of them has to be made." (Tugwell is now
Asst. "Commissar" of Agriculture and
leader of Roosevelt's Brain Trust.)

Lists of Red books which will be loaned
to members for merely the cost of return
postage are sent out. Rabbi Edw. L. Israel,
Father John A. Ryan and Rev. E. F.
Tittle are the "Book Editors" and list for
such distribution: "The Little Lenin Li-
brary" (Communist) ; "Toward Soviet
America" by Wm. Z. Foster (Moscow's
U.S. Communist Party leader) ; "The
Soviets Conquer Wheat" by Anna Louise
Strong, Communist editor of the commu-
nist Moscow Daily News, a paper which,
along with other Red periodicals, is also
distributed by this book service; "The
Necessity of Communism" by Middleton
Murray; "The Road to Plenty" by Foster
and Catchings; and other radical literature.
How self-styled Christians expect to sow
with atheist Communist enemies of Chris-
tianity and reap with Jesus Christ is hard
to understand. The national conference of
the Foundation was held July 21, 1933 at
Jane Addams' Hull House.

Editors, besides the Book Editors mentioned

above, are: Jerome Davis, Geo. A. Douglas,
Francis A. Henson; Corresponding Editors: Toy-
ohiko Kagawa, Japan; Enkichi Kan, Japan; Yao
Hsien-hui, China; Mahatma Gandhi, India; Max

Yergan, South Africa; Andre Philip, France; H.
L. Henriod, Switzerland; N. Stufkens, Holland;
W. A. Visser't Hooft, Geneva; Judah Magnes,
Palestine; Robt. Garric, France; Hans Stroh,
Austria; Paul Prechowski, Germany; Anne
Guthrie, South America; Julius Hecker, U.S.S.R.;
Ralph Dwinnel, Egypt; Edwin Barker, England;
Fritz Beck, Germany. A few hundred priests,
ministers, rabbis and leaders in the labor move-
ment are acting as correspondents in the United

Subscriptions to the bulletin, $0.50 for

the eight monthly issues each year. Hdqts.
304 Crown St., New Haven, Conn. Sends
out leaflets for Common Sense Magazine,
Christian Social Action Movement and
Emergency Committee for Strikers' Relief;
is member of Jt. Com. on Unemp.

Honorary Presidents: Sidney Hillman, pres.
Amalg. Cloth. Wkrs. of Am.; J. E. Hagerty, pres.
Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems;
Francis J. McConnell, Bishop N.Y. Area, M.E.
Church, and pres. Fed. Coun. Chs. 1929-32. Field
secretaries are Arnold Johnson and Williard E.
Uphaus; exec, secretaries, Geo. A. Douglas and
Francis A. Henson; office sec., Helen-Louise
Porter; National Committee: Grace Abbott, Jane
Addams, Donald B. Aldrich, Roland H. Bainton,
E. Wight Bakke, A. G. Baldwin, Bernard J. Bam-
berger, W. R. Barnhart, John C. Bennett, John C.
Biddle, Dwight Bradley, Harvie Branscomb, Chas.
R. Brown, Chas. S. Brown, J. F. Burke, Vincent
Burns, S. Parkes Cadman, Robt. L. Caihoun, E.
Fay Campbell, Edmund B. Chaffee, Elisabeth
Christman, Wm. F. Cochran, Geo. A. Coe, Geo. S.
Counts, Albert F. Coyle, James R. Cox, Abraham
Cronbach. Ethel M. Davis, Gardiner M. Day,
William Horace Day, Sherwood Eddy, Robert B.
Eleazer, A. R. Elliott, Phillips Elliott, Harold
Fey, Charles W. Gilkey, James Gordon Gilkey,
Elisabeth Oilman, William E. Gilroy, Israel Gold-
stein, Herbert D. Graetz, Harold Gray, Ernest
Graham Guthrie, Herman J. Hahn, Powers Hap-
good, S. Ralph Harlow, Erdman Harris, Hornell
Hart, A. A. Heist, Arthur E. Holt, John Hope,
Walter M. Horton, Lawrence T. Hosie, Lynn
Harold Hough, Allan A. Hunter, Paul HuLchinson,
Cecelia I. Jeffrey, Paul Jones, Howard A. Kester,
A. Roger Kratz, Maynard C. Krueger, George S.
Lackland, Halford E. Luccock, Alex Lyall, Louis
L. Mann, J. B. Matthews, Oscar E. Maurer, Jacob
Mirviss, Darwin J. Meserole, Herbert A. Miller,
Ethelwyn Mills, H. W. Morgan, Charles Clayton

O'Neall, G. Bromley Oxnam, Kirby Page, William
Pickens, Arthur Pound, Helen E. Price, F. J.
Schlink, Clarence Shedd, Guy Emery Shipler, E. B.

Shultz, Tucker P. Smith Edmund D. Soper,
George Soule, T. Guthrie Speers, George Stewart,
Alfred W. Swan, Ronald J. Tamblyn, Wellington
H. Tinker, Ernest F. Tittle, Henry P. Van Dusen,
H. J. Voorhis, John Warford, Wellman Warner,
Luther A. Weigle, Robert Whitaker, Eliot White,
Walter White, J. Stitt Wilson, L. Hollingsworth
Wood, Winnifred Wygal; Executive Committee:
Herman A. Brautigam, P. H. Callahan, Allan K.
Chalmers, Eleanor Copenhaver, Jerome Davis, Sid-
ney Goldstein, William P. Hapgood, Hubert C.
Herring, John Haynes Holmes, Edward L. Israel,
Berton E. Kile, John A. Lapp, Douglas C.
Macintosh, A. J. Muste, Reinhold Niebuhr, Frank
Olmstead, A. Phillip Randolph, Alva W. Taylor,
Edward Thomas, Norman Thomas, Charles C.
Webber, Stephen S. Wise.


Nat. Save Our Schs. Com.

Says the expert Francis Ralston Welsh
of Phila.: "It is a red affair through and
through, with possibly a very few respect-
able dupes. The evident object was to
take patriotic teaching out of the schools
and substitute propaganda more pleasing to
Leftwing Socialists and Communists. It is
the Communist-aiding American Civil

Organizations, Etc.




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Hernell Hart


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Allan A. Hunur
Paul Hutchlneon
Cecelia I. Jeffrey

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February 16, 1933.

a Webber

Mr. John E. Waters,

Box 242,

Madison Wisconsin.

my dear Lb:. Waters:

I regret that the Foundation is unable to help
you carry forward the work you outline in your letter.
We believe that the primary Job today is one of
achieving economic Justice, "e believe that this
will require revolutionary changes in our social and
economic order. Therefore, instead of attacking
Soviet Russia , we are anxious to appreciate the
contributions which it has made and, at the same time,
build here in this section of the world an order that
has all of the values of the one that is being
created in the Soviet Union, without the sacrifice
of other important values.

Francis A. Henson,
Economic Adviser*

H. J. Voorhit
John Warford
Wellman Warner

Facsimile of letter significant of the pro-Soviet attitude of the National Religion and Labor Foundation.
Letterhead contains names of officers, National Committee, etc.


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Liberties Union crowd at work. Among
members of the Nat. Save Our Schools
Committee given out and released to the
public in December 1928 are the following:"
Jane Addams, Prof. Wm. C. Bagley and Prof.
Fred G. Bonsall (both of Teachers Coll. Columbia
U.); Mrs. Mary C. Barker (then pres. of the
radical Am. Fed. Tchrs.) ; Selma M. Borchardt;
Prof. John Bremer of Harvard; Prof. Sterling G.
Brinkley; A. S. Burrows of Seattle; Prof. Chas.
Cooley (U. of Mich.); Prof. Geo. S. Counts;
Prof. Wm. N. Connor; Mrs. Edw. P. Costigan;
Mrs. Minnie Fisher Cunningham (New Waverly,
Tex.); Jerome Davis; Edw. T. Devine; John
Dewey; Paul H. Douglas; Prof. Edw. M. Earle
(Columbia U.) ; Prof. Felix Frankfurter of Har-
vard; Wm. Floyd (editor of the radical "Arbi-
trator"); Eliz. Gilman; Mrs. J. Borden Harriman;
Prof. Jos. K. Hart (U. of Wis.); Prof. Wm. E.
Hocking of Harvard; Richard W. Hogue; Dean
Chas. W. Hunt (Sch. of Edu., Cleveland); Jesse
H. Holmes of Swarthmore; Mercer Green John-
son; Wm. H. Johnston ("former president of the
Machinists' Union A.F. of L. and the man who
stood in with the communist Otto Wangerin in
trying to get up the 16 railroad brotherhoods");
Francis Fisher Kane; Edward Keating (editor of
the radical paper "Labor"); Prof. Wm. Kilpatrick
(Columbia U.); Prof. Wm. S. Knickerbocker
(Univ. of the South, Sewanee) ; Mrs. Laura Under-
bill Kohn; John A. Lapp; Abraham Lefkowitz
("dropped as a teacher in the N.Y. schools for
his unpatriotic and untruthful utterances");
Henry R. Linville; Prc.". Robt. Morss Loyett;
Miss Amy Maher of Toledo; Basil Manly; Bishop
Francis J. McConnell; Eliz. R. McCormick
(Howe School, Superior, Wis.); Prof. Alex.
Meikeljohn (U. of Wis.); Chas. Clayton Morrison;
Prof. Josiah Morse (U. of S. Carolina); Prof.
John R. Neal ("Ncal Institute of Law and after-
wards attorney for communists under the I.L.D.
and A.C.L.U., who testified before the Fish Com-
mittee that exposed some of these people"); John
J. Noonan; Prof. Herman Oiiphant (Columbia
U.); Prof. Ralph D. Owen (Temple U., Phila.) ;
Evelyn Preston; Prof. John Herman Randall, Jr.
(Columbia U.); W. T. Rawleigh (pres. of own
company, Freeport, 111.) ; Miss Florence Rood of
St. Paul; Edw. A. Ross (U. of Wis.); Father
John A. Ryan; Jos. H. Saunders (Supt. of
Schools, Newport News, Va.) ; E. Schwartztrauber
of Portland, Ore.; Prof. Edw. L. Sisson (Reed
Coll., Portland, Ore.); Harry A. Slattery; Dr.
Henry Lester Smith (U. of Indiana); Dr. Fred-
erick Starr of Seattle; Prof. Alva W. Taylor
(Vanderbilt U., Nashville) ; Dr. M. Carey Thomas
(former pres. Bryn Mawr Coll.) ; Huston Thomp-
son (former radical member of Federal Trade
Commission); Oswald Garrison Villard; Frank P.
Walsh; Henry A. Wallace (now Secretary of
Agriculture); Wm. Allen White; Prof. Tyrell
Williams (Law Sch., Washington U., St. Louis);
Caroline S. Woodworth (prin. State Normal Sch.,
Castleton, Vt.) ; Mary E. Woolley.


N.S. Lg.

Communist High School and College stu-
dent organization which, after getting
under way early in 1932, spread like wild-
fire into about 150 schools and colleges,
giving the L.I.D. strenuous competition;
but like Communist and Socialist rival
organizations everywhere these two co-

operate in riot demonstrations, picketing,
red student tours to agitate Kentucky
miners, Mooney and Scottsboro agitations,
red Hunger Marches, demonstrations in
front of the Japanese consulates in Chicago
and elsewhere "for the defense of the Chin-
ese Soviets," in the Student World Con-
gress Against War organized by the N.S.
Lg., held at the U. of Chgo., etc., etc.;
N.S. Lg. Students have been arrested in
many places. Prof Donald Henderson, an
organizer and its nat. exec, sec., when
ousted from Columbia U., was tendered
a riotous protest demonstration at which
Rivera, Mexican Communist artist of
Rockefeller "Radio City" fame, harangued
the students. Henderson's wife, a Commu-
nist candidate, was arrested in a Negro red
riot. The U. of Chgo. branch in 1933 pub-
lished a paper called "Upsurge" at 1373
E. 57th St., near a Communist Party
center located at 1505 Cable Court. U. of
C. Profs. Robt. Morss Lovett and Fred L.
Schuman are N.S. Lg. leaders (see "Who's
Who") and the N.S. Lg. is a recognized
U. of Chgo. student activity, defended by
Pres. Hutchins (at Springfield Hearing May
1933) on the basis that Communism is
allowed on the ballot of the State of 111.;
large N.S. Lg. mass meetings with Commu-
nist speakers and the N.S. Lg. Student
Congress (see) are held in U. of Chgo.
bldgs. The U. of Illinois branch, while
not so powerful, has acquired a radical
book shop, conducts forums, etc., the May
14, 1933, meeting being addressed at 109
Lincoln Hall by Jack Sher of the Commu-
nist I.L.D. The N.S. Lg. takes credit for
strikes and demonstrations of thousands
of Chicago school children; supported by
the A.C.L.U., it fights any suppression of
"academic freedom" for revolutionary

Its Anti War Committees have been
formed in Crane Junior College, North-
western U. (led by James M. Yard), and
many other schools. The Northwestern
branch shows Soviet movies and meets in
Rev. Mondale's Unitarian Church, Mon-
dale being on the nat. com. (see Intl., Am.
and Chgo. Corns, for Struggle Against

The official organ is the "Student
Review"; the staff and contributors are
part of the Revolutionary Writers Fed-
eration; it agitates the whole revolutionary
Communist program. Hdqts. 13 W. 17th
St., N.Y.C.

Editorial bd.: Harry Magdoff, Herschel Prav-
dan, Nathaniel Weyl, Robt. Eastfield, Muriel
Rukeyer, Mgr. Paul D. Lazare, and Ralph Click.

Organizations, Etc.


Contrib. Editors: Sherwood Anderson; Jos. Budish
(City Coll.); Gabriel Carritt (Oxford U.) ; Elliot
Cohen; H. W. L. Dana; John Dos Passos; Theo.
Draper (Brooklyn Coll.); Waldo Frank; Jos.
Freeman; Leonard Cans (Wis. U.) ; Carl Geiser
(Tenn. and Nash. Junior Colleges) ; A. Girschick
(U.S.S.R. Correspondent); Michael Gold; Donald
Henderson; Arthur S. Johnson (Wis. U.) ; Herbert
Solow; Herbert Spence (Harvard U.) ; Edmund
Stevens (Columbia U.) ; Geo. Perazick (U. of
Cal.); Louise Preece (U. of Texas); James Rorty;
Stanley Ryerson (Canadian correspondent).

In the Daily Worker, Sept. 28, 1932, a
call was issued by the New Masses group
begging financial support for the commu-
nist National Student League and praising
its efforts. Signers of this call were
listed as:

Sherwood Anderson, Newton Arvin, Roger Bald-
win, Malcolm Cowley, H. W. L. Dana, Mark
Van Doren, Theodore Dreiser, Max Eastman,
Waldo Frank, Michael Gold, Oakley Johnson,
Corliss Lamont, Scott Nearing, and John Dos

Contributions were directed to be sent to
Nathan Solomon, treas. of the N.S. Lg.,
13 W. 17th St., N.Y. City; hdqts. now
114 W. 14th St., N.Y. City.


Communist T.U.U.L. Union; hdqts. M.
Russak, 1755 Westminister St., Providence,


Nat. Worn. Tr. Un. Lg.

An ultra radical A.F. of L. affiliate to
which Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt announced
that she donated her radio earnings and
of which (according to a press report) she
said she had been a member "for years."
It is listed in the Lusk Report as "a Social-
ist organization favoring pacifism."

Whitney's "Reds in America" (p. 177)
states that "In a document found at
Bridgman at the time (1922) of the raid
of the illegal convention of Communists
was one on 'Work Among Women' in
which it is set forth that: The interest
of the working class demands the recruit-
ing of women into the ranks of the pro-
letariat fighting for communism.'" (Four
categories of work were then defined.)
" 'The Woman's Trade Union League is at
present jogging along. With the introduc-
tion of new blood it could be made a
powerful weapon.' "

At any rate, the official reports of the
Garland Fund, which I have, show that
Communists Wm. Z. Foster, Scott Nearing,
Benj. Gitlow (the first American Commu-
nist arrested during the war), Robt. W.

Dunn ; Eliz. Gurley Flynn (I.W.W .-Com-
munist) and their fellow Fund directors
(Norman Thomas, Harry Ward, Sidney
Hillman, etc.) voted as a Board to donate
to the "National Women's Trade Union
League, Chicago, 111. April 11, 1923 for
general budget for 1923, with special refer-
ence to training workers in the trade union
movement, $2,500"; and (Report for year
ending June 30, 1926) to the "National
Women's Trade Union League, Chicago,
HI., $1,147.33" and to the "New York
Women's Trade Union League, New York
City for salary of an organizer, $2,500";
and (Report for year ending June 30, 1927)
to the "National Women's Trade Union
League, Chicago for educational work
conditioned on raising an equal amount
from trade union sources, $629." A nota-
tion also of $913 paid on conditional
appropriations is listed on p. 8 of the
1924-5 report.

According to Whitney's "Reds in Amer-
ica," Mrs. Raymond Robins and Agnes
Nestor, its executives, sponsored a parade
for the release of "Big Bill" Haywood (who
afterwards escaped to Russia), referred
to by the Chicago Tribune at the time
as an "anarchist parade." Its president,
Rose Schneidermann (now a Roosevelt
appointee to the NRA Labor Board) has
resented, it is said, the nickname given her
of "the Red Rose of Anarchy." She has a
long record for radicalism.

According to the Am. Labor Year Book
1932, the Women's Trade Union League
was aided by the Young People's Socialist
League during the year; "The local units
aided as usual in organization and strike
activities"; conferences in Greensboro,
N.C., Waukegan, 111., Mt. Kisco, N.Y., on
"Labor's Stake in Economic Planning"
"included students and faculty members of
colleges and high schools, government offi-
cials, social workers, members of unions,
industrial workers, agricultural interests,,
housewives," etc. ; the officers and executive
board are:

Mrs. Raymond Robins, hon. pres.; Rose
Schneiderman, pres.; Mathilda Lindsay, vice pres.;
Eliz. Christman, sec. -treas. ; Mary E. Dreier
(sister of Mrs. Robins), Mary V. Halas, Irma
Hochstein, Agnes Nestor, Ethel M. Smith, and
Maud Schwartz.

The Progressive Labor World, Sept. 17,
1931 in an article headed "A Million
Women Demand Arms Cuts" stated: "The
Women's Trade Union League of N.Y. has
started a campaign to get the signatures
of at least 10,000 women on a petition
for 'bold reduction of every variety of


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armament.' . . . The country-wide move-
ment is under the auspices of the National
Committee for the Cause and Cure of War
which is headed by Carrie Chapman Catt.
The Women's Trade Union League, an
organization devoted to the interests of
working women, has in its membership
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Otto H.
Kahn, Mrs. Ruth Baker Pratt, Mrs. Gerard
Swope, Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw, Mrs.
Frank Day Tuttle, Miss Lillian D. Wald,
Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow, Mrs. Thos. W.
Lamont, Mrs. Daniel O'Day, and other
leaders who will aid in the circulation of
the petition."


Communist subsidiary; affiliated with
communist Labor Sports Union; "organized in 21
countries with a world membership of 170,000 and
400 camps. The organization was founded in Vienna
(1895) as a hiking club, but it has now widened its
scope of activity to include workers' education and
country camps. Most of the branches have music,
photo and junior sections ... in the United
States it has IS branches" (Am. Labor Year Book),
with units in New York City, Brooklyn, Syracuse,
Rochester, Newark, N.J., Paterson, Jersey City,
Philadelphia, Allentown, Chicago, Milwaukee, De-
troit, St. Louis, San Francisco, Oakland, Los An-
geles, Cal., with camps at Midvale, N.J., Elka Park
Greene Co., N.Y., Boyerstown, Pa., Long Pond
Road, Lima, N.Y., Crisman, Ind., Mill Valley, Cal.,
etc. Hdqts. N.E. District: 43 E. 84th St., N.Y.;
Hdqts. West Coast: 143 Albion St., San Francisco.


Communist T.U.U.L. union; its fur sec-
tion alone claims 11,400 members; leader
of strikes in Chicago, N.Y. City, Bridge-
port, Conn., Gloversville, N.Y., etc., in
Sept. 1933; hdqts., Ben Gold, 131 W. 28th
St., N.Y. City.

Communist; organized in N.Y.C., Feb.
26, 1932 ; "have worked hard at a reper-
toire of revolutionary dances and are now
planning to present a whole program of
them on their first anniversary at the
Hecksher Theatre, N.Y.C., Sunday, Mar.
12, 1933. . . . Membership includes about
300 comrades They have large sections of
workers who meet to dance and talk every
evening." ("Workers Theatre," Mar. 1933.)


Organ of Chicago Workers Committee
on Unemployment (see).


Official Socialist Party organ.


A very revolutionary Communist month-
ly magazine owned and operated by the

Garland Fund (American Fund for Pub-
lic Service) directors of which (1933) are:
Roger Baldwin, Robt. W. Dunn, Morris
L. Ernst, Lewis S. Gannett, Benj. Gitlow,
Clinton S. Golden, James Weldon John-
son, Freda Kirchwey, Clarina Michelson,
and Norman Thomas. It started in 1910
as "The Masses," changed name to "New
Masses," 1926; the Sept. 1931 issue an-
nounced: "After Sept. 3 the New Masses
will be located at 63 West 15th Street, New
York City. We leave a historic location,
since our old address was also the address
of the old Masses as far back as 1911. We
go now to what we believe will be another
historic location; the first American Revo-
lutionary Center, in which we join hands
with the John Reed Club of New York
(with an Art gallery and Art School) and
the new Workers Cultural Federation. We
invite our readers to visit us at our new

Editorial bd.: Robert Evans, Whittaker Cham-
bers, Hugo Gellert, Michael Gold, Louis Lozowick,
Moissaye J. Olgin; contributors: Phil Bard, Emjo
Basshe, Jacob Burck, Whittaker Chambers, Robert
Cruden, Jack Conroy, Adolph Dehn, Robert Dunn,
John Dos Passos, Kenneth Fearing. Ed. Falkowski,
Hugo Gellert, Eugene Gordon, Horace Gregory,
Wm. Cropper, Chas. Yale Harrison, Wm. Hernan-
dez, Langston Hughes, Jos. Kalar, I. Klein, Mel-
vin P. Levy, Louis Lozowick, H. H. Lewis, Nor-
man Macleod, A. B. Magil, Scott Nearing, Myra
Page, Harry Alan Potamkin, Paul Peters, Walter
Quirt, Louis Ribak, Anna Rochester, E. Merrill
Root, James Rorty, Martin Russak, Esther She-
mitz, Wm. Siegel, Upton Sinclair, Agnes Smedley,
Otto Soglow, Herman Spector, Bennett Stevens,
Joseph Vogel, Mary H. Vorse, Keene Wallis, Jim
Waters, Art Young.

Becomes a weekly with an increased staff


Weekly magazine; "advocate of revolu-
tionary socialism" (Lusk Report) ; pres.
Bruce Bliven; editors: Bruce Bliven, Mal-
colm Cowley, R. M. Lovett, Stark, Young;
contrib. eds.: H. N. Brailsford, John
Dewey, John T. Flynn, Waldo Frank, E.
C. Lindeman, Lewis Mumford, Gilbert
Seldes, Rex. G. Tugwell, and Leo Wolman ;
421 W. 21st St., N.Y.C.

Was "established by men who belong to
the ranks of near-Bolshevik Intelligentsia,
some of them being too radical in their
views to remain on the faculty of Columbia
U." (Lusk Report p. 1121); research insti-
tution fostering communistic-socialistic
doctrines; instructors for 1932: Commu-
nist Moissaye J. Olgin, Sidney Hook, Hor-
ace M. Kallen, Harry Elmer Barnes, Mrs.
Henry Goddard Leach (Agnes Brown

Organizations, Etc.


Leach), Harry A. Overstreet, Leo Wolman
and Henry Cowell; 66 W. 12th St., N.Y.

Of the Communist Party (Opposition) ;
1933 was being decorated by artist Diego
Rivera; faculty includes: Benj. Gitlow, Jay
Lovestone, Will Herzberg, Herbert Zam,
Bertram Wolfe (director). Am. Lab. Year
Book states it reported 410 students for
1931-2 and "arranged debates between
Bertrand Russell and Jay Lovestone on
'Proletarian Dictatorship' and between Rev.
Edmund B. Chaffee and Bertram Wolfe on
'Religion and Labor'"; organized 1929.
Hdqts. 51 West 14th St., N.Y.C. (were 228
Second Ave.) ; branches in Philadelphia,
Paterson, Passaic, etc.


Communist; organized by Workers Cul-
tural Federation in 1931 at 63 W. 15th St.,
"to create a group of proficient actors who
will travel with a minimum equipment and
a repertory of working-class plays to be
given before labor organizations"; its
directors are Paul Peters, Whittaker Cham-
bers, Langston Hughes and Jacob Burck.



Said Marvin (Daily Data Sheets 28-4
and 5, March 9, 1927): "The 'center'
organization in the city of New York

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