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Secor, org. sec.; Rebecca Shelley, finan. sec.; Eliz.
Freeman, legislative; Wm. E. Williams, publicity;
David Starr Jordan, treas.; etc., etc.

Jordan was paid by the Council for his
activities, according to Lusk Report evi-
dence, which also prints letters he wrote
to Lochner of his work with "statesmen" in
Washington, D.C., which he called his
"Courses of instruction" and "university
extension for statesmen," naming as his
"pupils":

" 'Senators LaFollette, Norris, Johnson, Borah,
Vardaman, Gronna, Smoot, Curtis, New. Repre-
sentatives Kitchen, Huddleston, Grosser, Hilliard,
Dill, Gordon, Little, Rankin, Randall, Dillon,
Cooper (Wis.), Cooper (W. Va.), Bowers, Cramp-
ton, Mondell, Frear, Woods (la.), Lundeen,
La Follette (an excellent man), Sisson, Slayden,
Ragsdale, Mason, London. . . . ' "



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PEOPLE'S FREEDOM UNION
The 1920 successor of the infamous
People's Council; cooperated with and
occupied same premises with A.C.L.U. at
138 W. 13th St., N.Y. City. "The curious
combination of so-called liberals, educators,
writers, anarchists and revolutionary so-
cialists, who bend their energies toward
controlling public opinion through the
medium of this association, is revealed by
the following list of officers of the union
and the members of the committee which
is known as the Free Political Prisoners
Committee. ... it was this organization
that sponsored a rather melodramatic
demonstration on Christmas Day, parading
on Fifth Ave., in N.Y. city, in single file,
with touching banners, for the purpose of
arousing sympathy for so-called political
prisoners."

"John Lovejoy Elliott, chmn.; Arthur S. Leeds,
treas. ; Frances Witherspoon, exec. sec. Committee
Members: Tracy D. Mygatt, sec.; Pauline Cahn,
Evans Clark, Joe Coffin, Stella Daljord, Lottie
Fishbein, Anna Fite Peck, M. E. Fitzgerald, Eliz.
Gurley Flynn, Paul Furnas, Lewis Gannett,
Gratia Goller, Ruth Gordon, Alfred Hayes, Helen
Holman, Wilfred Humphries, Virginia Hyde, Harry
W. Laidier, Gertrude U. Light, Winthrop D.
Lane, Florence Lattimore, Alice E. Mauran,
Therese Mayer, Donald McGraw, Leland Olds,
Ida Rauh, Florence Rauh, Merrill Rogers, Jessica
Smith, Evan Thomas, Norman Thomas, Pauline
H. Turkel, Albert Rhys Williams, Jacob and Jules
Wortsman." (Lusk Report, p. 1110.)

PEOPLE'S LEGISLATIVE SERVICE
A radical lobby supplying "facts and
figures" to radicals in Congress, and pro-
moting socialistic legislation for national-
ization of all public utilities; closely
affiliated with the Public Ownership
League, National Popular Government
League, League for Industrial Democracy,
and Socialist Party; made a special drive
for socialization of Muscle Shoals and
Boulder Dam projects; organized Dec. 17,
1920, under the leadership of Robt. M.
LaFollette, Socialists Basil Manly and Wm.
H. Johnston; it called (Feb. 20-22, 1922)
the Conference for Progressive Political
Action (see) to "steal" party nominations
and elections for radical candidates; Basil
Manly, director, in the Sept. 1927 bulletin,
under the heading "A Program for Pro-
gressives," in a call for unity of radical
elements "to double or treble their forces
in the next congress," said: "The nation-
wide publicity devoted to the informal
conferences which a few of the Progressive
Senators held in Washington is a clear cut
recognition of the power which the Pro-
gressives can wield during the coming year.
. . . they can effectively control the course



of legislation in the Senate. . . . with such
a block to build upon it will then be time
to consider how best to mobilize the voters
so as to have a real voice in the election
of a president in 1932." Manly has now
been rewarded by appointment by Pres.
Roosevelt as chairman of the Federal
Power Commission, which controls the
Muscle Shoals project, etc. and has broad
powers affecting the public utility industry
(and its "progress" toward socialization).

According to Robt. M. LaFollette's
account (in June 1921, United Farmers
Forum), it was organized with a legislative
division, to keep watch of all pending
legislation; a statistical division, to com-
pile information for use of radical legis-
lators; and a publicity division "To keep
the people informed regarding pending
legislation." On the first National Council
which was then set up to direct the lobby-
ing activities of the People's Legislative
Service the following names, among others,
appear :

Director, Basil M. Manly; chmn. exec, com.,
Robt. M. LaFollette; Wm. H. Johnston, sec.-treas.;
nat. coun. members: Geo. W. Norris, David I.
Walsh, Chas. F. Amidon (U.S. Dist. Ct.), J. F.
Sinclair (mem. Congress), Jane Addams, Harriet
Stanton Blatch, Wm. Bouck, Smith W. Brook-
hart, Mrs. Edw. P. Costigan (of Nat. Lg. Women
Voters, wife of Colorado Sen.), Herbert Croly
(ed. New Republic), Eliz. Glendower Evans, E.
H. Fitzgerald (Broth. R. R. & Steamship Clerks),
Rev. John Haynes Holmes, Frederic C. Howe
(Roosevelt appointee), Florence Kelley, W. Jett
Lauck, Owen R. Lovejoy, Prof. E. A. Ross of
Madison, Wis., Robert Morss Lovett, James H.
McGill of Valparaiso, Ind., Rabbi Judah L. Mag-
nes, Anne Martin of Reno, Nev., J. P. Noonan,
Jackson H. Ralston, Donald R. Richberg, Rev.
John A. Ryan, John F. Sinclair, Prof. Tnorstein
Veblen, Oswald Garrison Villard, Frank P. Walsh,
Wash., D.C., etc.

Publishes the "People's Business," edited
by Basil Manly. Hdqts. 212 First St.,
Southeast, Washington, D.C.

PEOPLE'S LOBBY

Radical Socialist lobby; the red Garland
Fund official reports of donations for 1925-
26 lists: "People's Reconstruction League
(now the People's Lobby), Washington,
D.C., for general expenses, $1,000"; and
for 1929-30, "People's Lobby, Washington,
D.C. for anti-imperialism work, con-
ditioned on raising an equal amount,
$1,800." The 1933 letterhead reads: "The
People's Lobby To Fight for the People
We Get and Give the Facts 63 Bliss Bldg.
35 Constitution Avenue Lincoln 2748
Washington, D.C." A letter headlined
"Kill the Sales Tax by Taxing Wealth"
sent out May 19, 1933 to members stated
in part: "The President has signed the



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Costigan-LaFollette-Wagner Bill approp-
riating $500,000,000 for relief grants for
which we have been working for three
years. Income redistribution through tax-
ation is now our BIG JOB Yours sin-
cerely, Benjamin C. Marsh." It listed as
"Officers":

John Dewey, pres.; Ethel Clyde, vice pres.;
Henry T. Hunt, treas.; Benjamin C. Marsh,
exec. sec. "Board of Directors": Harry W. Laidler
and the officers. "Council": Oscar Ameringer, Harry
Elmer Barnes, Paul Blanshard, Harriet Stanton
Blatch, Leroy E. Bowman, Stuart Chase, Otto
Cullman, Harry Pratt Fairchild, Kate Crane
Gartz, Florence C. Hanson, Chas. H. Ingersoll,
Edward L. Israel, F. C. Leubuscher, E. C. Linde-
man, Broadus Mitchell, Francis J. McConnell,
J. H. McGill, Jackson H. Ralston, S. A. Stock-
well, VVm. S. U'Ren, and Oswald G. Villard.

PIONEER CAMPS

Are conducted for the Young Pioneers
(Communist) by the communist Workers
International Relief, and for the Pioneer
Youths (Socialist) by the Nat. Assn. for
Child Development, otherwise known as
the Pioneer Youth of America (see).

PIONEER YOUTH OF AMERICA
A Socialist organization well aided by
the red Garland Fund; formed 1924, "to
provide camp and club activities for the
children of workers"; corresponds to the
Communist Party's "Young Pioneers";
during 1931, camps and groups were main-
tained in N.Y., Philadelphia and Baltimore,
two camps in N.C., and "play schools for
children of textile workers ... in five
southern mill towns . . . three conferences
each year are held for the training of
camp and club leaders" (Am. Labor Year
Book). Among its organizers were:

James Maurer, Wm. H. Johnston, Henry Lin-
yille, A. J. Muste and Maude Schwartz, Social-
ists, and Morris Sigman, Abraham Baroff, Abraham
Bronstein, Max Zuckerman, Jos. Schlossberg, So-
cialists born in Russia. Officers 1931 were: Walter
Ludwig, exec. dir. ; Thos. J. Curtis, pres.; Fannia
M. Cohn and A. J. Muste, vice presidents; Eva
A. Frank, treas.; E. C. Lindeman, exec, dir.;
John Dewey, Florence Curtis Hanson, John Haynes
Holmes, James Weldon Johnson, Wm. H. Kil-
patrick, A. J. Muste, Wm. F. Ogburn, Rose
Schneidermann, Norman Thomas, and Stephen
S. Wise, advisors.

Hdqts. Walter Ludwig, 45 Astor Place,
N.Y. City.

POLISH CHAMBER OF LABOR

To quote "The Communist," Sept. 1933
issue: "The newly organized Polish Cham-
ber of Labor, which is a united front
organization and which has already estab-
lished a certain influence, is a good instru-
ment with which to penetrate among the
masses of workers. One of the outstand-



ing tasks confronting the Party among the
Polish Workers is to develop cadres and
to orientate the entire work toward the
major problem of organizing Polish
workers into the T.U.U.L. and Communist
Party."

POLISH WORKERS CLUBS
Communist Foreign Language Groups
(see) in various cities.

PORTO RICAN
ANTI-IMPERIALIST ASSN.
Section of the All- America Anti-Imper-
ialist Lg. (now Anti-Imperialist League).

PRAVDA

Meaning "Truth"; the official organ of
the Communist Party of Russia.

PRINTERS INDUSTRIAL UNION
Communist T.U.U.L. union.

PRISONERS AID SOCIETY
Of the communist International Labor
Defense.

PRISONERS RELIEF FUND
Of the communist I.L.D.; "Organized
under the Auspices of the International
Labor Defense to Help Political Prisoners
and Dependents 80 East llth St., Room
338, New York City," says the letterhead
of this organization. It solicits funds to
provide $5 each month "to every political
prisoner in the United States" and "To
dependent families of prisoners the Fund
attempts to send $20 a month." "Political
prisoners" is the radical term for those
prisoners who are jailed for revolutionary
and seditious crimes. They are treated
therefore as the honored martyrs of the
Red Revolutionary movement by their
sympathizers. The following names are
listed on the letterhead, Dec. 1932:

Sherwood Anderson, chmn.; Edmund Wilson,
treas.; Diana Rubin, sec.; Roger N. Baldwin,
Silas Bent, Winifred Chappell, Elliot E. Cohen,
Malcolm Cowley, Robt. Cruden, Horace B. Davis,
Solon de Leon, John Dos Passes, Robt. W. Dunn,
Sara Bard Field, Eliz. Gurley Flynn, Waldo Frank,
Lydia Gibson, Michael Gold, Jack Hardy, Josephine
Herbst, Walter Hinkle, Henry T. Hunt, Grace
Hutchins, Oakley Johnson, Ellen Kennan, Mar-
garet Larkin, Melyin P. Levy, Esther Lowell,
Jessie Lloyd, Louis Lozowick, Helen Mallery,
Clarina Michelson, Geo. Novak, Wm. L. Nunn,
Harvey O'Connor, Frank Palmer, Paul Peters,
Wm. Pickens, Hannah Pickering, Hollace Rans-
dell, Anna Rochester, Edward Royce, Adelaide M.
Schilkind, Bernard J. Stern, Ruth Stout, Maurice
Sugar, Belle Taube, Charlotte Todes, Marguerite
Tucker, Jessie London Wakefield, Chas. R. Walker,
Paul Wander, Arthur Warner, Anita Whitney,
Walter Wilson, Chas. E. S. Wood.



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"PROFESSIONAL PATRIOTS"
An A.C.L.U. publication. Its distribution
was listed as "Work in Hand" for 1927 in
the A.C.L.U. 1926 Report. The book was
edited by Norman Hapgood, whose wife
was then a director of the American Society
for Cultural Relations with Russia, a Com-
munist subsidiary. It ran serially in the
communist Daily Worker (June 1927) as
Communist pprpaganda. In it, Hapgood
attempts to show that all outstanding
patriotic societies which fight the A.C.L.U.
and Communism are motivated in doing
so by greedy commercialism or cowardice.
The term "professional patriot" was
eagerly taken up by the Reds and is now
popularly used by them to scornfully
describe anyone who opposes them.

The list of "Endorsers" of this book as
printed therein is as follows:

Alice Stone Blackwell; Harry Elmer Barnes,
Smith Coll.; Prof. Phillips Bradley, Amherst
Coll.; Bishop Chauncy B. Brewster, Hartford,
Conn.; John Graham Brooks, Cambridge, Mass-
John Brophy; Dr. Richard C. Cabot; Prof. F. A.
Cleveland, Boston, Mass.; Prof. Francis W.
Coker, Ohio State U.; Pres. Norman F. Cole-
man, Reed Coll.: Mrs. Edward P. Costigan; Her-
bert Croly; Prof. H. J. Davenport, Cornell U.;
Prof. Jerome Davis, Yale U.; Edward T. Devine;
Prof, John Dewey; Prof. R. C. Dexter, Skidmore
Coll.; Prof. Paul H. Douglas, U. of Chgo.; Mary
Dreier; W. E. B. Du Bois; Fred Eastman, Chgo.:
Prof. H. A. Eaton, Syracuse U.; Sherwood Eddy
Prof. Thomas D. Eliot, Northwestern U.; John
Lovejoy, N.Y.C.; Prof. C. A. Ellwood, U. of
Missouri; Charles T. Ennis, Lyons, N.Y.; Prof.

C. O. Fisher, Wesleyan U.; Rev. Harry Emerson
Fosdick; Prof. Felix Frankfurter, Harvard Law
School; Senator L. J. Frazier, Hoople, N. Dak.;
Zona Gale; Prof. Karl F. Geiser, Oberlin O
Prof. Max Handman, U. of Texas; Mrs. J. Bor-
den Harriman; Prof. E. C. Hayes, U. of 111
Robert Herrick, York Village, Maine; Prof. A. N.
Holcombe, Harvard U.; Congressman Geo. W.
Huddleston, Birmingham, Ala.; Henry T. Hunt-
Paul Hutchinson; Prof. L. H. Jenks, Rollins
Coll.; Rev. Burris A. Jenkins, Kans. City, Mo.;
Prof. David Starr Jordan, Stanford U.; Francis
Fisher Kane; Paul Kellogg; Prof. W. S. Knicker-
bocker, U. of the South; Prof. Frank H. Knight,
U. of Iowa; Congressman F. H. La Guardia- Prof
William Ellery Leonard, U. of Wis. ; Dean William
Draper Lewis, U. of Pa.; Prof. E. C. Lindeman;
Judge Ben B. Lindsey; Prof. Robert Morss Lovett;
Rev. Halford E. Luccock; Prof. C. C. Maxey,
Whitman Coll.; Bishop Francis J. McConnell;
Lucia Ames Mead; Prof. H. A. Miller, Ohio State
U.; Prof. Underbill Moore, Columbia U. Law
Sch.; Pres. William A. Neilson, Smith Coil-
Fremont Older, San Fran., Cal.; Prof. Willirm A.
Orton, Smith Coll.; Prof. Max C. Otto, Madison,
Wis.; Prof. Harry A. Overstreet; Jessica B. Peix-
otto; James D. Pbelan, San Fran., Cal.; Amos
Pinchot; Prof. Louise Pound, Lincoln, Nebr.;
Mrs. Raymond Robins and Raymond Robins,
Chgo.; Prof. Edward A. Ross, U. of Wis.; Father
John A. Ryan, Wash., D.C.; Dean William Scar-
lett, St. Louis, Mo.; Prof. Ferdinand Schevill,
Chgo.; Prof. A. M. Schlesinger, Harvard U.;
Prof. Nathaniel Schmidt, Cornell U.; Prof. Vida

D. Scudder, Wellesley Coll.; John F. Sinclair,
Mpls.; Dean M. Carey Thomas, Bryn Mawr, Pa.;
Samuel Untermyer, N.Y.C.; Senator T. J. Walsh,



Helena, Mont.; Prof. U. G. Weatherly, Indiana
U.; Senator B. K. Wheeler, Butte, Mont.; William
Allen White, Emporia, Kans.; Prof. J. M.
Williams, Hobart Coll.; Peter Witt, Cleveland, O.;
and H. B. Woolston, Seattle, Wash.

PROFINTERN

Russian abbreviation of Red Inter-
national of Labor Unions (of which the
T.U.U.L. is the American section).

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION

ASSOCIATION
Prog. Edu. Assn.

Hon. pres. John Dewey; Leroy Bowman,
Arthur E. Morgan, Joshua Lieberman,
Carleton Washburne, Harold Rugg, E. C.
Lindeman, Alvin Johnson, and other rad-
icals serve as directors and advisory board
members.

Says Francis Ralston Welsh, Nov. 20,
1933: "We learn from yesterday's papers
that the Progressive Education Association
(Pink, yellow and red) is to hold a meet-
ing on November 24th and 25th and that
such people as Mrs. Franklin D. Roose-
velt; Louis Montgomery Howe, the Presi-
dent's secretary ; Norman Thomas, Socialist
candidate, communist sympathizer and
member of the A.C.L.U. national com-
mittee; William H. Kilpatrick of pink
fame; Harry A. Overstreet, exposed in the
Lusk Report on Revolutionary Radicalism ;
F. Ernest Johnson of the Federal Council
of Churches and frequently exposed, and
Reinhold Niebuhr, member of the openly
communist National Council for the Pro-
tection of Foreign-Born Workers, are to
be speakers. Mrs. Roosevelt will probably
be in congenial company. Perhaps it will
be even more congenial since Litvinoirs
arrival."

"We have always claimed that the Pro-
gressive Education Assn., a competitor of
the radical National Education Assn., was
a radical left-wing teachers group. . . .
The following special release just issued
by the John Day Co., Inc., leaves but
little doubt as to the actual pro-revo-
lutionary character of the Prog. Ed. Assn."
(From report of Advisory Associates.) Its
manifesto is written by a committee and
entitled "A Call to the Teachers of the
Nation."

To quote from the declarations of this
committee: "our society has come to the
parting of the ways. It has entered a revo-
lutionary epoch. It stands in the presence
of momentous decision. It is already at
war with itself. ... If the teachers are
to play a positive and creative role in



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building a better social order they will
have to emancipate themselves completely
from the domination of the business
interests of the nation, cease cultivating the
manners and associations of bankers and
promotion agents . . . take up boldly the
challenge of the present, recognize the cor-
porate and inter-dependent character of
the contemporary order and transfer the
democratic tradition from individualistic
to collectivist economic foundations. . . .
This would involve the frank abandon-
ment of the doctrines of 'laissez faire,' . . .
and the wide adoption of the principle of
social and economic planning. . . . First of
all if the profession is to be a factor in
the process of social reconstruction, its
members must prepare to struggle co-
operatively and valiantly for their rights
and ideas. They must fight for tenure, for
adequate compensation, for a voice in the
formulation of educational policies; they
must uphold the ancient doctrine of acad-
emic freedom . . . they must oppose every
effort on the part of publishing houses,
business interests, privileged classes and
patriotic societies to prescribe the content
of the curriculum" (note the opposition to
patriotic societies). "... Consequently if
the foregoing argument means anything
it means that the progressive-minded
teachers of the country must unite in a
powerful organization, militantly devoted
to the building of a better social order.
... In the defense of its members against
the ignorance of the masses and the malevo-
lence of the privileged such an organ-
ization would have to be equipped with
the material resources, the legal talent, and
the trained intelligence necessary to wage
successful warfare in the press, the courts,
and the legislative chambers of the nation.
To serve the teaching profession of the
country in this way should be one of the
major purposes of the Progressive Edu-
cation Association." A list of recommended
books by radicals such as Paul H. Douglas,
Lincoln Steffens, Stuart Chase, etc. is then
appended.

This manifesto is printed as John Day
Pamphlet No. 30 (other pamphlets of the
series include such radical authors and
subjects as V. F. Calverton "On Revo-
lution," Albert Einstein "The Fight Against
War," Norman Thomas, Stuart Chase, Geo.
S. Counts, etc.). Its full title is: "A Call
to the Teachers of the Nation: by the
Committee of the Progressive Education
Association on Social and Economic Prob-
lems" ; the author - committee - members
listed are:



Geo. S. Counts, chairman; Merle E. Curti, Smith
Coll. prof.; John S. Gambs, Teachers Coll. prof.;
Sidney Hook, N.Y.U. prof.; Jesse H. Newlon, dir.
Lincoln's School, Teachers Coll.; Chas. L. S.
Easton, headmaster Staten Is. Acad.; Goodwin
Watson, Teachers Coll. prof.; Willard W. Beatty,
pres., and Frederick Redefer, exec. sec. of the
Progressive Education Assn.

PROGRESSIVE MINERS OF

AMERICA UNION
P.M.A. or Prog. Miners Un.

After ten years of constant agi-tation
against the dictatorship of John L. Lewis,
leader of the A.F. of L. United Mine
Workers Union, led by the communist
National Miners Union, the Communists
in conjunction with the left wing Social-
ists (Conf. Prof. Lab. Act. under A. J.
Muste) and the Communist League or
"Trotskyites," effected a split and organized
46,000 Southern 111. Miners in 1932 into
this new P.M.A. union. Active in the
formation were: Hugo Oehler (Communist
League) ; Gerry Allard (a Communist Lg.
"Trotsky ite"), editor of the P.M.A. organ
"The Progressive Miner" with Loren Nor-
man (Trotskyite), assistant editor, and
Scott Nearing (Communist), editorial
writer; Pat Ansboury (Trotskyite), organ-
izer; Tom Tippett, made educational
director of the P.M.A. by the Conf. for
Prof. Labor Action; etc. The communists
have delegates at every P.M.A. confer-
ence to present Communist 'resolutions.
Delegates from the P.M.A. attend Com-
munist "united front" congresses. The
"militancy" of the P.M.A. is highly praised
by the Communist press. The P.M.A. com-
munistic parade to Springfield in 1933, the
murders, bombings, and disorders in S.
111. since its formation which have neces-
sitated the presence of the 111. National
Guard for long periods of time, the pro-
tests of the A.C.L.U. against the inter-
ference of the National Guard with these
revolutionary activities, are all testimonials
of its character. It remains to be seen
which faction will finally emerge as its
dominating one.

PROLETARIAN ANTI-RELIGIOUS
LEAGUE

American section of the communist Inter-
national of the Godless, formed in Moscow
1931; Kalmon Marmor, exec, sec., SO E.
13th St. (and St. Denis Bldg.), N.Y. City;
affiliated with the World Union of Atheists
of the 4A.

PROLETARIAN DRAMATIC LEAGUE

One of the American sections of Mos-
cow's communist International Union of



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the Revolutionary Theatre (see also Lg.
of Wkrs. Theatres).

PROLETARIAN PARTY
A "highbrow" Communist party sup-
porting the program of the Communist
International altho not affiliated; "Pro-
letarian News," its organ, said in May 1,
1932 issue: "The organization in America
that is preparing the workers for the
momentous act of self emancipation is the
Proletarian Party"; the Feb. IS, 1932 issue:
"We must spread the message of commu-
nism to all. Workers, Comrades, Friends
support the Proletarian News. It is needed
to instill class consciousness into the
American workers, to organize them for
the approaching conflict. Build for Com-
munism in America!", and under the head-
ing "God and the Holy Ghost in Rus-
sia" (same issue): "Things will never be
the same again for religion in Russia. Since
the workers came into power, the state no
longer pays and protects the church for
keeping the minds of the workers filled
with superstition. On the contrary,
religion is receiving the ridicule it so richly
deserves as pointed out in the following
from the magazine Time: 'Common in
Soviet cartoons is a comical little old man,
always accompanied by a comical little
white bird. The little old man who has
wings, flops awkwardly about, annoying
Comrades who sometimes smack him with
a fly swatter while the little white bird
squawks in terror. The little old man is
labeled "God," the little white bird "Holy
Ghost" and both are kept constantly in
Red cartoons by the zealous efforts of
Comrade Emilian Yaroslavsky, Leader of
the Godless!' It is gratifying to see this
survival of man's primitive ignorance rele-
gated to its proper place the joke book
and the museum. E. A." Edgar Anderson
of the nat. com., is in charge of Chicago
activities; C. Jilset is editor and Martin
Larson, bus. mgr. of the paper; Lenin
Memorial meetings are held; cooperates
with Communists, Socialists, and I.W.W.'s
in various joint activities such as the
Mooney committee, Kentucky Miners Def.
and Relief Com., U.S. Congress Against
War, Karl Borders' C.W.C. on Unemp.,
Communist Party's Oct. 31, 1932 joint
Chgo. Hunger March, etc.; conducts
"Open," "Labor" or "Proletarian" forums
and study classes in Chicago, Grand
Rapids, Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, Rochester,
Detroit, Cleveland, etc., frequently ad-
dressed by radical college professors;
organizes unemployed into "Workers



Leagues." Hdqts.: 2409 W. Chicago Ave.,
Chicago, Edgar Anderson; "Proletarian
News" pub. same address.

PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
LEAGUE OF AMERICA, THE

As Socialist Norman Thomas said: "To
begin with, Socialists first seek key indus-
tries." This Socialist League, headed by
Carl Thompson, former executive of the
"Yours for the Revolution" People's Col-
lege and Information Director (1912-16)
of the Socialist Party, thus outlines its
activities: "In the cities, the League works
for municipal ownership; nationally it
works for such immediate measures as the
permanent public ownership of railroads,
postalization of the telegraphs and tele-
phones, conservation of natural resources
and the like." In his Report of the
League's work in 1924, he said "... the
public ownership movement goes steadily
forward step by step, point by point, from



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