Dilling Mencken Hooey
M.» Woman Explains Attack On Reds Campaign "Without Hooey" It Object of Mrs. Hilling, Author of Little Red Book. MENCKEN'S "SECRET" OUT Critic, Listed in Book as Radical, Says '"Woof. Woof" and "Admits" Receiving $100,000 a Year from Moscow. Chicago, June 20 (£>)—An attack on radicalism "without hooey" was the object of her little red book, Mrs. Elizabeth Dilling said today. The 475-page volume published, privately to April, lists 1,300 prominent Americans and what «he calls heir "Socialist, Communist, Anarchist or 1 W. W. affiliations." 'I've, listened to lots .of patriotic peakers," «¡a Mrs. Dilling, whois home U in Kenllworth, a Chicago uburb, "and they have made sensational charges «bout the Red movement in America without knowing .the fact*,. "By .book is on the conservative Ide. First I describe. 475 organizations which are radical, then list ,300 persons who axe members. It's ross-lndexed, so you can look up a man, find what he belongs to, and then look up the organization and ee what it is." Her one-woman campaign gainst what she calls the "Amer- can.Red movement" began in 1931, he explained, when she made. a our through Russia, with her hus- and, a Chicago engineer and law- er. "I heard friends there talking bout the world revolution that as going to start in China and nd In America," she said, "and I eclded teh Americans ought to ave some education. I gave up my own life, and began doing re- earch. "I did it for nothing, like a fool, list as a labor of love." Part of her who's who, which she alls "The R*d Network." is in- ended. Mrs. Dilling said, for "peo- le who don't know anything about le movement" "That's the second part," she aid. "It discusses the Bed move- inent In general, kind of a general ducatlon. just telling general ilngs, such as about the 35 or 40 eds in the Roosevelt adminlstra- on." Baltimore, June 20 (fP)— Informed oday that Mrs Elizabeth Dilling, he militant Illinois antl-Commun- t, had listed him among the 1.300 ersons who are allegedly radicals nd will bear watching by the po- ce. H. L. Mencken «aid: "Woof, woof!" "I was in hopes," the author and rltlc continued;. "that this rouldn't get out, but now that Mrs. lining's researches have exposed me I may as rell confess. "I have been receiving $100,000 a ear from Moscow since 1820 and or several years past have been rlntlng Inflammatory propaganda the newspapers under the jseudonyms of Heywoood Broun nd Harry Elmer Barnes. I write 11 the editorials in Professor Mo- ey'fi paper, and read all those in he New Republic."