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Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives - vol 1940 05
CANADA DENIES
VET KILLED

The headquarters of the 1st Canadian
Division has denied a published report that
Lincoln veteran, Harry Wilson, was killed
fighting with the Princess Pat regiment
near Hamar, Norway. The denial stated
that Wilson was with his regiment
somewhere in Great Britain.

Wilson, who hails from New Mexico,
enlisted in the Canadian Army in England
after a vessel on which he was working
had been torpedoed off the Irish coast. His
mother and sister were informed by cable
that he was killed in Norway and that the
official notification was being mailed.

The incident brings conjecture as to the
fate of the few Canadian vets who joined
the army in the first confused days of the
present war. In view of the news that
Britain is using her colonial forces as
shock troops, it is likely that they are all
now defending Chamberlain's empire in
Norway.
PAT AND DAVE WENT
TO WASHINGTON

Pat Roosevelt and Dave Smith went to Washington
to attend a people's Congress, the National Negro
Congress which took place on April 26, 27 and 28. It
was the greatest demonstration for Negro rights ever
held, attended by 1280 delegates.

The brilliant speech by John L. Lewis and his
proposal for joint action with Labor's Non Partisan
League gave the keynote to the Congress. The
delegates unanimously rejected the red-baiting and
war-mongering of A. Philip Randolph and elected as
its leader Dr. Max Yergen.

Our organization added its voice to the hundreds of
others through our delegate Pat Roosevelt who
spoke. If Milton Herndon, Doug Roach and Oliver
Law were alive today they would tell us how the
people of Spain were betrayed.-Yes, we should have
a war - a war on the economic and civil liberties
front, a war against Jim-Crowism, a war which will
unite Negro and white to wipe out inequality in the
United States. In this war the Veterans will be in the
front lines - Negro and white - just as we fought
together in Spain."
DIES USES RATS
AGAINST BRIGADE

Magistrate Leonard McGee sitting at the
West 54th St. Court and Assistant District
Attorney Herman J. MacCarthy were giving a
performance reminiscent of the Hoover days
during the trials of the pickets who were
arrested in front of the French Consulate. To
make this picture complete, Burlingham,
Special Investigator for the Dies Committee
rushes into the courtroom and slaps three
subpoenas on Milt Wolff, Gerald Cook and
Fred Keller, three of the defendants.

Milt, Jerry and Freddie appeared before the
Dies Committee on April 13. Dies dug up the
usual "witnesses" whom he has been
employing for the past year-criminals and--
stool- pigeons.
Stool pigeon and criminal #1 was Bill
McQuistion whose reputation is so well
known that there is no need to repeat it in
these pages. Then came Honeycombe and the
latest addition to Dies' payroll, Humberto
Galleani. Anyone familiar with Galleani's
performance in Spain and since his return will
not be surprised that he finally ended up
among this crowd. All rubbish finally finds its
way in the garbage pail.

Although the Dies Committee dismissed
them after questioning we cannot assume that
it is all over. We have no objections to appear
before the Dies Committee and testify. We
have nothing to hide. We are proud of our
record in Spain and will defend ourselves
against any and all attacks. What hurts us is
that good American money is wasted on such
useless projects and that our government is
supporting stool pigeons and murderers with
the people's money. The un-American Dies
Committee must be dissolved!
INTERNATIONALS
(Continued from Page 3)

The National Committee of the Veterans is
urging all Posts and individual Veterans to
affiliate and cooperate with their local
chapters of the North American Spanish Aid
Committee. In this way, the financial and
political work in which we are all so deeply
concerned will be centralized and
strengthened.

The Spanish people and especially the
Internationals know that the Veterans of the
Lincoln Brigade have not forgotten them and
will not forget them. They may with
confidence look to us as leaders in the struggle
for a free Spain.

Corbera, March 31, 1938: The XVth Brigade moving from reserve to the Gandesa front where it
heroically anticipated the May Day slogan-- "Resist".

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