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WALL STREETERS FLEW FROM OYSTER BAY, L.I. TO THE FOOT OF WALL AND SOUTH STREETS IN MANHATTAN. IT IS THOUGHT THAT A REGULAR SERVICE MAY BEEN ESTABBBBBBBBBLLLLLLIIIIII XXX ESTABLISDED XXX ESTABLISHED
GOETTENGEN, GERMANY -- 1000 STUDENTS OF A UNIVERSITY HERE STAGED A -REVOLT- AGAINST HITLER TODAY CLASHING WITH BROWNSHIRTED MEMBERS OF THE STUDENT BODY. POLICE RESTORED ORDER AND 10 RINGLEADERS WERE ARRESTED.
MELON SAID THE MOVE WAS MADE IN ORDER TO SAVE THE TREASURY'S FACE AND GIVE IT SOME JUSTIFICATION OR SEMBLANCE OF JUSTIFICATION FOR SUCH PRACTICE.
THE 3 TRUSTEES OF THE DAWES LOAN TO GERMANY TODAY SERVICED NOTICE THAT THEY ARE TYING UP FUNDS SET ASIDE FOR INTEREST PAYMENTS, A STEP WHICH BROUGHT RETALIATORY MEASURES FROM THE REICHSBANK.
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HENDAYE, FRANCE -- DISPATCHES FROM BARCELONA TONIGHT SAID THAT LOYALIST FORCES, FIGHTING IN LULLS BETWEEN HEAVY RAINS, HAD RECONQUERED 2 IMPORTANT HILLS POSITIONED ON SPAINS EBRO RIVER FRONT.
JAMES J. (GENE) TUNNY XXX TUNNEL XXX TUNNEY , IN A SPEECH BEFORE UNITED RESTAURANT REALERS OF MANHATTAN PREDICTGED A RETURN TO PRE-PROHIBITION CHAOS IF REPORTS OF 5 CENT AND 15 CENT BRANDY OF LOW GRADES BEING SOLD IN NEW YORK ARE TRUE. HE PREDICTED DISORGANIZATION, PRICECUTTING, MEN OF PRINCIPLE WILL BE DRIVEN FROM BUSINESS.
THE SPEECH BY THOMAS A DEWEY AT SARATOGA SPRINGS ACCEPTING THE GUBERNATORIAL NOMINATION WAS CUT OFF THE AIR BY THE NBC AT 7:44 OCLOCK LAST NIGHT TO PERMIT CBS REPRESENTATIVE MAX JORDAN TO ANNOUNCE FROM MUNICH THE TERMS OF THE 4-POWER AGREEMENT ON CZECHOSLOVAKIA AVERTING WAR IN EUROPE.
GENEVA -- THE COUNCIL IN A LONG WRANGLE AGREED ON A NONCOMMITTAL FORMULA ON THE MAIN POINT OF DISCORD IN ITS REPORT ON THE CHINESE APPEAL, WHETH ER THE CONDEMNATION OF JAPAN AS AN AGRESSOR SHOULD BE BY THE LEAGUE AS A BODY OR MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE INDIVIDUALLY
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- 2 MEN WERE ARRESTED BY POLICE AFTER SEVERAL NEW YORK CITY DELEGATES TO THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION SAID THEY HAD BEEN SWINDLED BY CARD SHARPS ON THE TRAIN
ASIDE FROM MR. LITVINOFFS SPEECH THERE WAS NO RUSSIAN REACTION TO THE MUNICH AGREEMENT. ACCORDING TO 1 SOURCE THE BRITISH EVEN AFTER EARL DE LA WARR, LORD PRIVY SEAL, CONSULTED LITVINOFF AND GOT HIS PROMISE TO BACK FRANCE IF FRANCE WENT TO WAR FOR CZECHOSLOVAKIA, MADE NO MOVE TOWARD CONTACTS BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND RUSSIAN ARMY NAVY OR AIR STAFFS AND LITVINOFF CONSIDERS THIS AS PROOF THE BRITISH NEVER REALLY INTENDED TO FIGHT.
ROME -- THE NEWS THAT AN AGREEMENT HAD BEEN REACHED IN MUNICH CAUSED AN EXPLOSION OF JOY IN ROME AND EVERYWHERE IN ITALY
MUNICH -- MEN AND WOMEN HERE STOOD CHEERFULLY FOR HOURS FOR A GLIMPSE OF NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND WILL ANNOUNCE TODAY DETAILS OF ITS OFFER OF DEFINITIVE SETTLEMENT SETTLEMENT TO HOLDERS OF ITS 20YR 6% DOLLAR BONDS.
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THE HOTEL MENS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD SENT LETTERS TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND GOV LEHMAN ASSERTING THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE 180 HOTLE MANAGERS IN THE ORGANIZATION WERE OPPOSED TO ANY CHANGE IN THE CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING DAY. IN THESE TRYING TIMESSSSSSS
THE SINKING OF THE ATHENIA WITH ITS SCENES OF DEATH AND DISTRUCTION VIRTUALLY OPENED THE WAR AND NO DENIALS OR INVENTIONS ON THE PART OF GERMANY WILL CONVINCE THE PUBLIC OF GERMAN INNOCENCE OF THE CRIME WHICH PROFOUNDLY SHOCKED AND HORRIFIED THE WORLD, HE SAID.
MORE THAN 1,000,000 COPIES OF NOTES TO THE GERMAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED OVER A WIDE AREA OF NORTHERN GERMANY, INCLUDING THE RUHR. ALTHO IN EACH CASE ENEMY DEFENSES WERE SET IN MOTION, NO CONTACT WAS SECURED BY ENEMY FIGHTERS. THE ACTIVITY OF FIGHTERS AND COASTAL COMMANDS IF LESS CONSPICUOUS HAS BEEN NO LESS INTENSE
SENATOR FRAZIER SAID -HE MADE A GOOD TALK ON NEUTRALITY SUNDAY NIGHT BUT WE HAVE HEARD HIM TALK BEFORE. IF THE U.S. GETS INTO THE WAR BEFORE THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IT MEANS THE PRESIDENT WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE NOMINATION FOR A THRID TERM.-
IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THE DISPLAY OF SWASTIKA FLAGS WIHT WHICH RIBENTROP WAS GREETED AT THE MOSCOW AIRPORT WERE BORROWED FROM A MOSCOW THEATREWHERE THEY HAD BEEN IN USE AS PROPERTIES IN AN ANTI-NAZI PLAY
The Dies Committee on Unamerican Activities was meeting in a large committee room of the House Office Building. At the business end of the room was a long table for the Committee and a smaller one for the Press, and there were rows of chairs for the spectators. The usual bronze eagles perched on the cornices and looked down intently on the elected representatives of the Republic at work.
The crowd of spectators was unusually large and overflowed the seats to the extent that many stood along the wall at the rear. Altho it was made up mainly of run-of-the-mill 'hearing lice' -- drab middle-aged women with nothing to do, down-at-the-heel courtroom loafers -- it contained a considerable component of other and more intelligent types today because Earl Browder had just finished testifying. The members of the Committee were sprawled in their chairs along the far side of the table, smoking, fiddling with pencils, obviously bored. The press table was to one side with a lot of men and women around it -- some had pads before them and others just sat with their hands in their pockets, listening. Cameramen sat on the floor against the wall whispering together with their unfolded cameras beside them.
Two lawyers sat with their papers at one end of the table, taking notes, asking questions, leading the witness on. The witness of the moment was a large-headed fleshy-faced man who spoke in a small voice and agreed with everything the lawyers or the Committee said.
Chairman Dies sat at the center of the table, leaning forward with an unlit cigar in his mouth intently following the testimony. Occasionally he would wave his hand to stop the proceedings and put some question to the witness, usually to amplify or underscore a point.
"Now Mr. Brodsky, as a former high official of the Communist Party, you say this counterfeit money was sent to America to be passed by Communists?"
"These Communists were immigrants from European countries?"
"Some of them, yes."
"And they tried to undermine our form of government by counterfeiting our currency. Proceed."
The witness started a dissertation on the evil machinations of the Red Trade Unions in 1926 and. Peter Mann looked around and caught the eye of Jack Fuller, who was standing against the wall. They pointed toward the door and nodded, and Fuller went out. Peter followed him, but to get from his seat to the aisle he had to climb over a serious Negro with glasses, a young student, a professorial Jew, and two old ladies. Fuller was waiting out in the corridor and. they shook hands.
"I thought I'd meet some of the gang here today," said Peter. "Ex-comrades, God damn them."
"I'm afraid they'll be my ex-comrades too," said Fuller and he sighed. "I really don't know what to do. I tried to resign, but they said to think it over a few days. I'm in bad shape," he looked it. He was even thinner and paler than usual and his voice showed the strain of sleeplessness and alcohol.
They walked toward the main stairway and Peter said, "Browder looked shot, too. Don't blame him a bit."
"Yes, he made a bad slip this morning on that passport business. That might cause a lot of trouble."
"But he looked had before that. What the hell, why not? What with this lousy Pact, and the sudden change in the line, he'd be a superman if it didn't get him down."
Someone was running down the marble steps after them. "Wait a minute, you guys." They turned and saw it was Abe Meyer. "My God, another one," said Peter, "What kind of emotional upheaval are you going thru?"
"Emotional upheaval," said Meyer. "What for?"
"On account of that Pact, for one thing."
"Why, the Soviet Union is always willing to sign a non-aggression pact with any one of its neighbors."
"That god damn stinking slimy sophistry," said Peter vehemently. "That cheap legalism -- "
"Easy, easy," said Fuller. "We're in the House Office Building. Let's go somewhere if we're going to talk."
"Over on the Capitol grounds," said Meyer.
They were silent on the short walk over, probably thinking up arguments. Finally when they were seated under a tree beside the drive Peter said, "Meyer, you remember that time we were driving up Sixteenth Street about a month ago and I said I thought the upshot of the whole impasse in European power politics would be some kind of raprochement between Germany and Russia?"
"Yes," said Meyer laughing.
"And what was your reaction?"
"Alright, what was it?"
"You said, that's the kind of ideas I got from keeping out of contact with the Party so long."
Meyer laughed some more. "Hell, you happened to hit it right."
"Look here," said. Peter indignantly. "You can't laugh that off. You guys are supposed to be professional revolutionaries, and I'm just a horse player."
Meyer seemed to think that was very funny. Then he became serious and said, "So what? You may remember what you said you would do if Stalin did make such a raprochement."
"I said several things."
"But specifically, you said you would go before the Dies Committee and tell all you knew,"
"And you said if it happened I had your full permission to do so."
"That's right. Furthermore you still have my permission. You know where the Dies Committee is, we just came from there. Go on up to that committee room and speak to Matthews and tell him you want to testify. He'll put you on after that schmuck we just walked out on and you can tell him all you know about the unit and anything else you know. And he'll pay you twenty dollars a day. Go on up there. I dare you."
"You only say that because you know damn well I won't," said Peter.
"Give me the floor a few minutes and I'll tell you."
"You have the floor," said Meyer, making a sweeping gesture toward the hot Plaza where Park Police were directing traffic and a few knots of tourists were strolling and taking pictures.
Peter' stood up. Meyer remained seated on his heels looking intently at him. Fuller was sitting with his back against the tree with his thin legs drawn up and his elbows on his knees, holding his face in his hands. He had not spoken and apparently did not intend to.
"Well," began Peter. "Offhand I can think of three reasons.
"First. It would be a dirty trick, and I don't do dirty tricks. Unless there's a good reason, of course.
"Second. Testifying before the Dies Committee would benefit that committee and. the forces behind them, and I wouldn't do that.
"Third. The Dies Committee is not interested in real Communists, but only in phoney and be-whiskered bomb-toting Communists. So they probably wouldn't listen to me. Period."
"All right. But your real reason is that you know in your heart that we are right, and that this Pact is an historic move for peace."
"Another god damn Daily Worker cliche," said Peter, "Now look here -- "
"Wait," broke in Fuller, struggling to his feet. "You cant talk that way about the Daily Worker. It gives us the Line. What if it isn't written by a lot of Shakespeares? You're just like all muddled intelectuals, Mann."
"Alright, Skip the D.W.," said Peter. "Get back to this peace business. What about West Poland, thrown to the Nazi wolves? Where's the peace there?"
"There never was any peace under Beck and his reactionaries," said Meyer.
"Skip Beck. Peace is indivisible, as Litvinoff says. By signing That Pact Stalin threw half of Poland to Hitler just as sure as Chamberlain sacrificed Czechoslovakia at Munich. And it started a big war. What about that?"
"Stalin didn't start anything. He merely signed a non-aggression pact."
"That god-forsaken legalism and sophistry again. My God, to think that the party of Lenin should be seeking refuge in that crap. You know it's sophistry, Meyer."
Meyer shrugged. "No more so than what has been used against us."
"But you're using it against the people."
"We are not. We're against Chamberlain and Daladier and -- er -- yes, against Roosevelt. We urge the people to overthrow them and establish peace."
"Yeah. On Hitler's terms."
"No. A peoples' peace."
"Be yourself, Meyer. Read 'Foundations of Leninism'. You know what are the necessary elements of a revolutionary situation."
"Well, whatever happens elsewhere, there is no reason the Soviet Union and Germany should not remain at peace because the armed might of the Soviets makes Hitler afraid to attack."
"Alright, it's an armed truce. You can't remove the danger of attack on Russia by Hitler, and by gosh and by golly the new line is wrong because it weakens Hitler's enemies."
"They're not sincerely Hitler's enemies. They're our class enemies."
"If you ask me Hitler is class enemy number one."
"Granted. And for that reason it is necessary to prevent the appeasers from directing him toward Russia."
"By pulling super-appeasement in the democracies. Weakening them so Hitler will know which way to move. A degrading sacrifice bunt -- if or when Hitler attacks Russia, these democracies will be your allies and you'll be damned sorry you resisted armaments and. conscription and. so forth."
"They won't be our allies. If anything, they'll be helping Hitler."
"Remains to be seen. You don't know that. There are strong elements in the democracies that consider it necessary to destroy Hitler. You've been trying to make a united front with 'em for years. Now they're in ascendancy. That's what I can't stand about the Party. Blind obedience with realistic analysis ruled out,"
Meyer yawned. "It's always been obvious you couldn't take Party discipline."
Fuller said, "Now listen to me a while. It's not necessary to understand everything, and it's not necessary for every member to get up in meeting and put in his own two cents worth, as Lenin said about the Mensheviks. That's Mann's trouble.
"Now, I didn't understand the Pact at first, but I realize now there are a lot of things I don't understand. It is often difficult to discern the Line thru the confusion of day-to-day events but it's there. Sometimes I've caught sight of it. Like a thin, blue-steel wire."
"Messianic stuff," said Peter. It was obvious to him now that Fuller would never leave the Party.
"No. Let me go on. As long as you don't question the official interpretation of the Line, and continue to work according to the directives, pretty soon you find that you're getting somewhere and the direction of the Line becomes evident and you realize how true it is that the line is never wrong.
"And it's impossible to do effective revolutionary work outside the Party. Just what has your effectiveness been since you left the Party, Mann?"
"Not very much. The union hasn't been near as interesting since it became affiliated and doesn't have to fight for recognition.
"But, speaking of effectiveness, get this: To the extent that you have been effective in the last few years when you were for collective security and for resistance to fascist aggression, to that extent will you be ineffective in this new disgusting neo-pacifist line. And, if some turn of the wheel of European politics puts you back where you started -- supporting active resistance to Hitler -- then, to the extent that you are effective now, you will be ineffective then.
"Let's see you answer that one."
Meyer shrugged. "It's not necessary to answer everything. We aren't very effective."
"I don't claim to be effective," said Peter. "But I'd like to find a good international event bookmaker and back up my analysis of things."
"Up to your old tricks," said Fuller.
"You might mosey on down to the Bar of History," said Meyer. "I understand that's where they hang out."
"Seriously, tho," said Peter. "Altho I can condone That Pact as a terrifically cynical maneuver of power politics, still I can't possibly see anything but obstructionism in your current tactics. And, if you-all try to pull any of your slimy pacifistic anti-defense stuff in the
union I'll show you up for what you are."
Meyer looked worried. "Going to talk to Matthews, after all?"
"No. Talk to the members. On and off the floor."
"You won't get very far war-mongering," said Meyer. "We obstruct the imperialist aims of certain groups. It will work out in the long run. As Fuller just said, the Line is never wrong, and it isn't always what it appears on the surface. We have faith in the Soviet Union and we believe our tactics will benefit the Soviet Union and the working class."
"You can't be utilizing faith like that," said Peter. "This isn't a religious seminar."
"Who are you to tell us what we can or can't use. Fuller and I work at it. You haven't done anything for a coon's age but speculate. At least we actually belong to and. are active in a real revolutionary organization, with hundred-percent comrades. You're always on the outside," said Meyer.
"So it's the doctrine of the lesser evil, is it?"
"Make it the doctrine of the better 'ole,"
"Yeah, all, whatever 'ole yours is, you better go crawl into it because things are likely to start popping."
"Not interested in 'oles. Prefer to stand on my feet in the open and dodge 'em as they cone," said. Peter.
"Still in the Marine Reserves?" asked Fuller,
"Yes. Machine gun company. I reenlisted and they made me a sergeant in spite of myself."
"You'll get a chance to fight in the imperialist war then," said Meyer.
"War of liberation," said Peter. "Anything that Nazi outfit takes out after needs liberating."
"Same goes for the British Empire," said Meyer. "But I move we adjourn this useless confab. Fuller and I have to go down to union headquarters and get out a leaflet."
They started walking over to the street. Peter was trying to think up a parting crack but the best he could muster was, "See you at Cliveden, or Friendship Heights." They did not even bother to answer.
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HOWEVER, HE CONCLUDED, IT IS FIRST NECESSARY TO DEFEAT THE AXIS.
O.K. THAT CAME THRU CLEAR.
NOW ANSWER QUESTION PLS. HOW LONG IS A NOVEL?
APPROX. 70,000 WDS.
TKS. GOOD NIGHT.
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