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war?" with the answer "No, we must
attack both problems at once" (D.A.R.
bulletins 1930-1); the slacker pledge
required for enrollment in this league is:



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239



"I declare it to be my intention never to
take part in war, offensive or defensive,
international or civil, whether it be by
bearing arms, making or handling mu-
nitions, voluntarily subscribing to war
loans, or using my labor for the purpose
of setting others free for war service."

(1933) Albert Einstein, hon. chmn.; Devere
Allen, chmn.; exec, com.: Devere Allen, Edmund
B. Chaffee, Frank Olmstead, Sidney E. Goldstein,
chmn.; Beatrice Greenfield and Jessie Wallace
Hughan, secretaries; Anna N. Davis, treas.;
Abraham Kaufman, asst. treas.; Ellen Chater, Mrs.
J. Sergeant Cram, Kedar N. Das Gupta, Anna N.
Davis, Dorothy Detzer, Mary Fox, Annie E. Gray,
Jessie Wallace Hughan, Edwin C. Johnson, Leon
Rosser Land, Frados Langer Lazarus, Mary B.
Orr, John Nevin Sayre, Mirza Ahmad Sohrab,
Tucker P. Smith. National Committee: Roy E.
Burt, Kath. Duffield, Adelaide Case, Allan Chal-
mers, Bernard Clausen, Bruce Curry, Edwin Fair-
ley, Wm. Floyd, Eliz. Gilman, Alvin C. Goddard,
Francis Henson, Clarence V. Howell, Evelyn
West Hughan, Edw. L. Israel, Paul Jones, John
Rowland Lathrop, Paul Limbert, Darwin J.
Meserole, Francis J. McConnell, Henry Neumann,
Harry A. Overstreet Kirby Page, Edw. C. M.
Richards, Clarence Senior, Olivia Dunbar Law-
rence, Truda J. Weil, Lydia G. Wentworth, Wayne
White, Mary Winsor, Winnifred Wygal, Hdqts.;
Devere Allen, 40 W. 68th St., N.Y. City.

WOMEN'S COUNCIL

A term used for United Council of
Working Class Women (see).

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM
W.I.L.P.F.

Formed, and headed continuously as
international president, by Jane Addams.
Communists Wm. Z. Foster, Scott Nearing,
Benj. Gitlow, Eliz. Gurley Flynn and their
close associates, Robt. Morss Lovett (who
lives at Hull House), Roger N. Baldwin,
Sidney Hillman, Morris L. Ernst, Lewis S.
Gannett, Clinton S. Golden, Freda Kirch-
wey, Norman Thomas, and James Weldon
Johnson, etc., the Board of Directors of
the Garland Fund, voted to this approved
"peace" and "total disarmament" society,
which also agitated for recognition of
Soviet Russia, the following sums: (1924-
25 Report, page 22) "Women's Inter-
national League for Peace and Freedom,
New York City. For traveling expenses of
speakers on imperialism to Senate Com-
mittee hearing and to Chicago conference,
(Mar. 4th and May 22nd) $543.17"; (same
Report, p. 33) "For general expenses, 6
months (Oct. 22nd) $1,000"; (1925-26
Report, p. 12) "For publication of monthly
bulletin Tax' $2,400"; (1926-27 Report,
p. 28) "For publication of monthly bulle-
tin Tax' $1,200"; (1927-28 Report, p. 37)



"For publication of monthly bulletin Tax'
$1,200."

How many people reading these loving
peace and total disarmament "Peace"
bulletins and hearing the anti-imperialist
"Peace" speakers on the "Pax Special"
realized that Moscow's Communist leaders
for bloody revolution helped to vote funds
to pay for both? Jane Addams, in plain-
tive and characteristically dulcet style, says
in her book, "Second Twenty Years at
Hull House" (p. 173) concerning the W.L
L.P.F. Congress held in Wash., D.C., 1924:
"We found the newspapers, the patriotic
societies and the military making a charge
against us of 'internationalism' as if that
in itself were altogether damaging. . . . The
Congress of the W.I.L. was followed by a
two week summer school in Chicago, where
no difficulties were encountered, although
some arose in connection with a private
car, the Pax Special which carried twenty-
five of the delegates to and from Chicago,
making an opportunity for them to be
heard in many cities of the United States
and Canada. On the journey westward in
certain of the cities meetings and receptions
were cancelled because of propaganda based
not only on misunderstandings but on
deliberate misrepresentation which had
first made itself felt in Washington."

The "Woman Patriot," May 1, 1922,
states: "Frequent changes of name as
advised by Nicolai Lenin are resorted to
by the International feminist-pacifist bloc
as often as necessary, but the entire move-
ment originates with the International
Woman's Suffrage Alliance. The work is
divided up like an army's artillery, cavalry
and infantry into three mobile divisions:
the political under Mrs. Catt and her
International Woman Suffrage Alliance
and League of Women Voters. The pacifist
under Miss Jane Addams and her W.L
L.P.F. The industrial under Mrs. Raymond
Robins and her International League of
Working Women and Womens Trade Union
League" (also Garland Fund-supported).
"The three branches are employed pre-
cisely as a wise general would engage
artillery, cavalry or infantry ; using all three
together whenever necessary, each one alone
for special objectives."

Said Whitney's "Reds in America" in
1924, p. 181: "That the W.I.LP.F. is
closely aligned with the Third Inter-
national in interest and objective is clearly
shown in an advertisement which recently
appeared in the 'World Tomorrow' and
cited by the 'Woman Patriot' in which it
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House, Chicago, is listed as a stockholder
in the Russian-American Industrial Cor-
poration (Sidney Hillman) along with
Nicolai Lenin, Eugene V. Debs, Charles P.
Steinmetz and Congressman La Guardia.
The Woman Patriot also quotes the Fed-
erated Press Bulletin as stating that Anna
Louise Strong, for many years Moscow
correspondent of the Federated Press, and
for the official American Communist
organ 'The Worker,' expects to fill numerous
lecture engagements during the winter and
can be reached at Hull House, No. 800 S.
Halsted St., Chicago, 111."

The International Entente against the
Third International (hdqts. Geneva, Swit-
zerland), in a 1932 report on Communist
activities, said of India: its "North west
frontier is infested by the Red Shirts of
Abdul Gafar, a revolutionary organization
in relations with Moscow and which also
appears to be similarly connected with the
Hindu National Congress. It has no doubt
been remarked that Mahatma Gandhi
recalled in haste by this Congress, never-
theless found time to pay a visit to Romain
Rolland and to speak at Geneva under the
auspices of the Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom ... the
secretary-general of the French section of
the W.I.L.P.F." (which recently published
an appeal to all Frenchmen to defend the
U.S.S.R. against its enemies), "Mme.
Duchene, is at the same time a member of
the executive committee of the Anti-Im-
perialist League directed by the German
Communist Muenzenberg."

The W.I.L.P.F. was formed in 1915 at
The Hague after "peace" agitations in the
United States led by Jane Addams, Social-
ist Louis P. Lochner (afterward head of
the Communists' Federated Press), Rosika
Schwimmer ("first Bolshevik Ambassador
from Hungary to Switzerland in 1919"
under the Hungarian Communist regime),
and Mrs. Pethwick Lawrence, a British
radical. Jane Addams sailed with Lochner
and Sophonisba P. Breckenridge, April
1915, for The Hague where they joined
Rosika Schwimmer and delegates from 18
countries and formed there the Women's
International Committee for Permanent
Peace, since 1919 called the W.I.L.P.F.
Jane Addams became and has remained
its international president.

The British section, Oct. 1, 1915, took
the name of Women's International League.
They ran a Peace Crusade organized by
Mrs. Helen Crawfurd (later a member of
the British Communist Party) and also



supported the notorious Moscow-inspired
Leeds Conference of June 3, 1917, which
congratulated the people of Russia on the
success of their revolution and appointed
a committee to set up Soviets in England
which would cause a revolution that would
end war. (See "English Reds.") Mrs. Peth-
wick Lawrence was honorary secretary of
the British section and the executive com-
mittee included Miss Margaret Bondfield
(who spoke in 1933 in Chicago at the Intl.
Council of Women with Jane Addams; a
member of the very Red Ind. Labor Party
and 1917 Club "combining Pacifism with
definitely revolutionary aims") ; Maud
Royden of the same 1917 Club; Mrs. Philip
Snowden (wife of Ind. Labour Party leader
and a radical) ; Mrs. Despard (of the Com-
munist W.I.R. British section), etc.

Francis Ralston Welsh in a published
report refers to the W.I.L.P.F. as "virtually
a feminine branch of the A.C.L.U.," Jane
Addams, Sophonisba P. Breckenridge, Mrs.
Henry Goddard Leach, Eliz. Glendower
Evans, Kate Crane Gratz, having served
with Communists Wm. Z. Foster, Scott
Nearing, Robt. W. Dunn, Eliz. Gurley
Flynn and Max Eastman, etc. on the nat.
com. of the A.C.L.U., as well as in active
W.I.L.P.F. positions, and many other
W.I.L.P.F. leaders such as Fanny Bixby
Spencer, Miss Mary Winsor, Miss Sophia
Dulles, etc., having served on local A.C.
L.U. committees. He says: "Some mem-
bers of the W.I.LP.F. have been members
and promoters of openly Communist organ-
izations" (Charlotte Anita Whitney, who
was aided by Jane Addams, being one).
"The communist Daily Worker of July 1,
1923 lists the W.I.L.P.F. as one of the
organizations that cooperated with the
Communists in organizing the so-called
Farmer Labor Party, a radical organization
gotten up by the American Civil Liberties
Union crowd. They sent a delegation to
Washington" (Jan. 1920) "to protest
against deportation 'of those designated as
Reds.' " He refers to the W.I.L.P.F.'s nick-
name as "Women's International League
for Civil War and Communism" on account
of its tendencies. Marvin, in "Ye Shall
Know the Truth," states: "In December,
1922, the fourth international conference
was held at The Hague, Miss Addams,
among others from the United States,
attending. Among other resolutions adopted
was one 'in regard to the release of the
American political prisoners before Christ-
mas.' It will be noted that in this matter
of so-called 'political prisoners,' as in prac-
tically all other matters the W.I.L.P.F.



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adopted the same position as the Com-
munists and Socialists."

Madeleine Z. Doty, wife of Roger Bald-
win (director of both Garland Fund and
American Civil Liberties Union), for a long
time was international secretary of the
W.I.L.P.F., with hdqts. at Geneva, Swit-
zerland, and is still editor of its bulletin
"Pax."

The W.I.L.P.F., which in 1930 claimed
sections in 26 countries and a total mem-
bership of 50,000 members, is a section of
the War Resisters International Council,
which is "working for the supercession of
capitalism and imperialism by the estab-
lishment of a new social and international
order" (War Resister, Feb. 1927). The
Vienna W.I.LP.F. congress recommended
that "they support law looking to the grad-
ual abolition of property privileges," which
is simply Communism (Wash., D.C., April
1923 release of WJ.L.P.F. on its "Program
and International Aims").

The 1931 W.I.L.P.F. letterhead lists:

Meta Berger (widow of the revolutionary Victor
Berger) as chmn. of Publicity; Mildred Scott
Olmstead (wife of Allen S.), Organization; Amy
Woods, Literature; Dorothy Detzer, Legislative;
Addie W. Hunton, Inter-Racial; Clara S. Laddey,
Finance; Helen Everett of Madison, Wis., Edu-
cation; pres., Emily Greene Balch; chmn., Hanna
Clothier Hull; treas., Florence G. Taussig; asst.
treas., Juliet C. Patten; rec. sec., Margaret Loring
Thomas; regional director Pacific Coast states,
Anne Martin; exec. sec. Dorothy Detzer; Chair-
men of State Branches: Margaret Long, Colo.;
Ethelwyn Mills, Cal.; Gertrude Scott Straub,
Hawaii; Alice Boynton, 111.; Lena C. Van Bibber,
Md.; Martha Helen Elliott, Mass.; Lillian Holt,
Mich.; Maud C. Stockwell, Minn.; Amelia B.
Moorfield, Wis.; Lucy J. M. Taylor, N.M.; Grace
Hoffman White, N.Y.; Emily B. Harvey, Pa.;
National Board: the officers, chmn. of standing
committees, state chmn., and Zonia Baber, 111.;
Katherine D. Blake, N.Y.; Zona Gale, Wis.;
Kathleen McGraW Hendrie, Mich.; Alice Marion
Holmes, Mass.; Bessie Kind, Pa.; Lucy Biddle
Lewis, Pa.; Kathleen Jennison Lowrie, Mich.; Em-
ma Guffey Miller, Pa.; Esther Morton Smith, D.C.;
Lillian D. Wald, N.Y.; Carrie S. Weyl, Pa.; Jane
Addams, Honorary International President.

WOMEN'S PEACE PARTY

Cooperated during the war with the
Socialist Party in the Emergency Peace
Federation (1917) and with the American
Union Against Militarism, whose Civil
Liberties Bureaus defending radicals call-
ing themselves "conscientious objectors"
became the American Civil Liberties Union
("Red-aid Society"). A letter from Rosika
Schwimmer to Louis Lochner on Women's
Peace Party stationery is reproduced in
the Lusk Report. Jane Addams was nat.
chmn. ; Mrs. Amos Pinchot, chmn. N.Y.
City branch; Mrs. Louis D. Brandeis, a
vice chmn.; Carrie Chapman Catt was a



leader, as was Mrs. Henry Villard; other
active workers were: Eliz. Glendower
Evans, Lucia Ames Mead, Crystal East-
man, Mrs. James Warbasse, Madeleine
Doty, Mary Austin, Mrs. Frederic Howe,
Mrs. Florence Kelley, Mary Shaw, Lillian
D. Wald, Anna Strunsky Walling, Margaret
Lane, Agnes Brown Leach, etc., etc. (Lusk
Report).

WOMEN'S PEACE SOCIETY
See "Who's Who" for affiliations of
Annie E. Gray, its exec. sec. "Founded by
the late Fanny Garrison Villard" (mother
of the radical Oswald Garrison Villard) ;
a radical pacifist "International Non-
Resistant Organization" claiming members
"in every state in the U.S.A. and in Austria,
Canada, Cuba, England, France, Ireland,
Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey";
affiliated with the ultra-radical War
Resisters International (see), which is
"working for the supercession of capitalism
and imperialism by the establishment of a
new social and international order." (War
Resister, Aug. 1927, p. 6). Annie E. Gray
is sec. and a speaker for such Communist
meetings as the U.S. Congress Against War
(see), World Congress of Youth (see), etc.
(Daily Worker, Sept. 15, Oct. 2, 1933).
She says: "Our method is educational
through such channels as the radio; the
publication of a News Letter and other
literature, which is distributed by mail
and at indoor and outdoor meetings on
appropriate occasions such as Good Will
Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc.
and throughout the summer, thereby reach-
ing great masses of people who could not
otherwise be reached." Its membership
pledge is: "I declare it to be my intention
never to aid in or sanction war, offensive
or defensive, international or civil, in any
way, whether by making or handling mu-
nitions, subscribing to war loans, using my
labor for the purpose of setting others free
for war service, helping by money or work
any relief organization which supports or
condones war." Hdqts. 20 Vesey St., New
York City. Supporting organization com-
munist U.S. Cong. Ag. War.

WOMEN'S PEACE UNION
Affiliated with the radical War Resisters
International (see), which is presided over
by the very red Ind. Labour Party leader,
Fenner Brockway; a sponsor of the Green
International; organized 1920; circulates
leaflets attacking the Boy Scouts as "mili-
taristic" and ridiculing the Star Spangled
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nie Bixby Spencer says: "If you or I
salute the flag or stand up to the tune of
that barbaric war whoop called the Star
Spangled Banner, we are complying with
the demands of militarism, sinister mental
militarism which is driving us headlong
into another World War for the magnificent
destruction of civilization." Another
pamphlet called "Idols" is circulated, which
says of the U.S. flag: "Upon every ros-
trum, pulpit and altar in the land this
fetish is given the place of honor. This idol
which stands for the glorification of war,
hate, violence, the fostering of nationalism,
which represents all that is contrary to the
laws of God, is openly worshipped in the
house of God. ... It is an important part
of the present curriculum of the public
schools that the children be forced daily
to bow to and worship the idol," etc.

With Jane Addams' W.I.L.P.F., Fellow-
ship of Reconciliation, and War Resisters
League, it formed a Fenner Brockway
Luncheon Committee which invited a large
audience to welcome him in Wash., D.C.
Its skillful organizers send representatives
to War Resisters meetings in the United
States and abroad where suggestions are
offered looking toward the "establishment
of a new social and international order."
Claims a "nation-wide membership."
Hdqts. 4 Stone St., N.Y. City.

WORKERS AND FARMERS
COOPERATIVE UNITY ALLIANCE
Section of the communist T.U.U.L.;
official publication Workers and Farmers
Cooperative Bulletin, Box, 571, Superior,
Wis.

WORKERS CULTURAL
FEDERATION

(of at least 130 Societies)
Wkrs. Cult. Fed.

Amalgamation of Communist revo-
lutionary cultural groups; slogan is
"Toward an American Revolution"; Mid-
west Workers Cultural Federation is a
section; formed by the John Reed Club
delegates to the 2nd Conference of the
International Union (or Assn.) of Revo-
lutionary Writers, held at Kharkov, Rus-
sia, Nov. IS, 1930. They were given their
instructions to form, on their return to the
U.S.A., a national organization of revo-
lutionary writers and artists (Daily Worker,
Dec. 6, 1930). These delegates were:

Fred Ellis, Michael Gold, Wm. Cropper, Joshua
Kunitz, A. B. Magil, Harry Alan Potamkin.
Accordingly, a conference held in N.Y. City, June
14, 1931 formed the Workers Cultural Federation



and elected as Honorary Presidium: Maxim
Gorki, and N. Krupskaya (Lenin's widow) of the
U.S.S.R.; Ludwig Renn of Germany; Henri Bar-
busse of France; Tomas of Hungary; Lo Hsun
of China; and Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passes,
Upton Sinclair, Wm. Z. Foster of the United States.
An active presidium was elected also consisting of:
Wm. Cropper, Alex. Trachtenberg, R. B. Glass-
ford, Michael Gold, K. Marmor, J. Shafer, A. B.
Magil, Harry Alan Potamkin, T. H. Li (Chinese
Communist held for deportation).

Hdqts. were established at 63 W. ISth
St., N.Y. City with the John Reed Club
and New Masses magazine, called by the
New Masses "the first American revo-
lutionary center."

A cablegram from Moscow was read at
this conference saying in part: "Inter-
national Union Revolutionary Writers Wel-
comes Launching of Federation Workers
Cultural Organizations America Stop. . . .
Before Federation Stands Task of Creating
Proletarian Culture in Womb of Capitalist
System Stop Launching Federation Is
Most Signicant Event in History Amer-
ican Revolutionary Culture," etc.

Groups represented consisted of 19 dra-
matic, 12 literary, 2 Esperanto, 31 edu-
cational, 6 sports, 10 large choral societies,
8 instrumental music societies, 2 photo and
film groups and 40 miscellaneous organ-
izations as follows: (Note: "W.C." stands
for "Workers' Club" and "I.W.O." for
"International Workers Order.")

"A.I.D.L.D.; Aida Chorus; American Culture
Center; Arbeiterbund; Artef; A.S.D.S.D.; B.B.
W. C.; B.G.T.W.O.; Boro Park W.C.; Bronx Hun-
garian W.C.; Brownsville Youth Center; Chelsea
Open Forum; Chernishisky Society; Chorus Pir-
myn; Clove Dramatic Club; Co-operative Colony;
Council of Working Class Women; Cuban W.C.;
Daily Worker Worker's Correspondents; D.T W.
Club; E.N.Y.W.C.; East Side W.C.; Educational
W.L. ; Elore Hungarian Dramatic Club; Estonian
W.C.; Federation of Workers Choruses; Finnish
W.C.; Flatbush Forum of Ethiopian Culture;
Food Workers Industrial Union; Freemont W.C.;
Freiheit Gesang Verein; Freiheit Mandolin
Orchestra; Friedrich Engels I.W.O. ; Golden's
Bridge Co-operative Colony; Hal Shal; Harlem
School; Harlem Women's Educational Club; Hun-
garian Writers Group; Hungarian Literature Group;
Hungarian Singing Society; Hungarian Workers
Correspondents; Hungarian Workers Home; Hun-
garian Workingmen's Sick Benefit Educational
Federation; Icor; Italian Worker's Center; Ivan
Frank Society; City Committee I.W.O.; Br. No
3 I.W.O. School; Br. 146; Br. 91; Br 521- Br
10; Br. 11; I.W.O. Children's School; Br.' 37;
I.W.O. Youth Section: Br. 122; Br. 91, 22. 116,
137, 127, 215; I.W.O. School 14; National
Executive of I.W.O. Schools; Jack London Club;
Jewish Children High School I.W.O.; Jewish
Workers University; Jewish Workers Musical
Alliance; John Reed Club; Jugoslav W.C.; Rus-
sian Children's School; Labor Research Assn.;
Labor Sports Union; League of Struggle for Negro
Rights; Lithuanian Assn.; Lithuanian Literature
Society; Lithuanian Physical Culture; Lithuanian
Workers' Literary Society: Lithuanian Working
Woman; Lyra; Mapleton W.C.; M.B.O.S.Z.; Mid-
dle Bronx W.C.; Serp i Molot; Momarts; Natur



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Freunde; New Negro Art Theatre; New Pioneer;
N.Y. Br. of Chinese Anti-Imperialists; N.T.M.N.
Brass Band; Peasant Society; Proletart; Prolet
Buhne; iroletcult Progressive Russian School;
Proletpen; Prospect W.C.; Rebel Poets; Red
Dancers; Red Spark A.C.; Russian N.M.M.S.;
Russian Proletarian Art School; Russian Prolet
Writers; R.U.W. Ch. Col.; Scandinavian W.C.;
School 12; School 7; Sietyno Chorus; Social Prob-
lems Club N.Y. Univ.; Ukr. W.C.; Spanish W.C.;
Spartacus A.C.; Student's League; Syras Chorus;
Thule; Tietynos; T.U.U.L.; Ukrainian Labor Club;
Ukrainian Toilers of A.; Ukrainian E.W.S.;
Ukrainian Women's Club; Unemployed Council
Mad. Sq. Br.; Un. W. Club, Harlem; Vanguard
Community Center; Will Work Club; W.I.R.:
Brass Band, Symphony Orchestra. Co-op House,
English Chorus, Scouts; World Cinema League;
W. C. Brighton Beach; W-C. Bronx; W.C. Brook-
lyn; Workers School; Workers Defense Club;
Workers Esperanto Group; Workers Film and
Photo League; Workers Gymnastic and Sport
Alliance; Workers Lab. Theatre; Workers Music
School; Workers Youth Club; Working Women
Br. I; Young Finlanders Society; Young Pioneers
Orchestra; Y.W.A.D. Club; N.M. Orchestra; Let-
tish W.C.

WORKERS DANCE LEAGUE

Affiliate of the communist Proletarian
Dramatic Assn. of Am.

WORKER'S EX-SERVICE

MEN'S LEAGUE

Communist; agitates Bonus Marches to
Washington and hatred of the American
government among American veterans; it
masks itself as "Veterans Provisional Liaison
Committees," "Veterans Expeditionary For-
ces," etc., etc. in order that loyal veterans
may not readily realize they are being agi-
tated to become traitors to the flag they
fought for. It has largely taken over the
work of the communist Defense Corps in
protecting Communist speakers from the
police, etc.

WORKERS FILM AND
PHOTO LEAGUE

A section of the communist Workers
International Relief; secures photos for
the Communist Party of U.S. A.

WORKERS INTERNATIONAL RELIEF
W.I.R.

Communist propaganda relief organ-
ization ministering to Red strikers, hunger
marchers, etc.; reed, money from Garland
Fund; its June 1933 letterhead says
"Organized Ten Years 18 Million Mem-
bers Internationally 25 Million Dollars
Collected for Workers Relief" and states it
is leading campaigns of "Protest and relief
in behalf of victims of German Fascism
. . . and the struggle for immediate urgent
demands in all localities. . . . Relief to Help
Win the Struggles of Striking and Unem-



ployed Workers on the Basis of Solidarity
Not Charity" (see its Nat. Com. to Aid
Victims of German Fascism) ; is American
section of Moscow's International Red
Aid; runs Young Pioneer Camps (see) all
over the U.S.; formed Workers Laboratory
Theatre, etc.; its eighth congress held in
Berlin, Oct. 9-15, 1931, had "several hun-
dred delegates from about 40 countries
present including a number representing
Socialist, anarchist, pacifist and similar
organizations" (Am. Labor Year Book) ;
U.S. section is headed by Communist, athe-
ist "Bishop" Wm. Montgomery Brown,
author of anti-religious books for children;
in 1929 in soliciting subscriptions it sent
out under the heading "Workers Inter-
national Relief Camp Dept." a facsimile of
Albert Einstein's endorsement written in
his own hand writing, in German, with the
following translation: "All honor to the
Workers International Relief (Internazion-
ale Arbeiter Hilfe) for the work it has
done! All hand and brain workers should
realize the importance of this organization
and seek to strengthen it. A. Einstein."
Below this was added: "Theodore Dreiser
endorses W.I.R. Camps for Workers chil-
dren. Henri Barbusse endorses the W.I.R."
and then the typically deceptive Red state-
ment: "Non Political, Non Sectarian, Non
Partisan, but Always for the Workers. Rose
Pastor Stokes, National Camp Director, One



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