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Canadian Labour Press and book lists

File contains an edition of the Canadian Labour Press (volume 19, number 17) dated September 15, 1937 and advertisements for books on sale produced by Haldeman-Julius Publication and Little Blue Books, as well as books written by Clarence Darrow. This edition of the Canadian Labour press includes political opinions of industrial workers on political issues and criticisms of Mitchell Hepburn, then premier of Ontario.

C.C.F. Crusaders program presentation

Two handbills for a free C.C.F. Crusaders program presentation at the Regent Theatre in Elmira on October 11, 1933 featuring the Crusading Choristers and talks by Varden Latsch and John Walter.

Children's songs of peace

Leaflet featuring "Children's Song for Peace" written William E. Dyer of Toronto, Ontario and issued by the Local Council of Women of Kitchener. Includes information about inspiration for the song; a transcription of a December 17, 1932 letter titled The King Appreciates Educational Efforts; and a written piece titled World-Wide Friendship.

Citizens!

One election campaign leaflet published by the Communist Election Committee featuring a portrait of Wm. G. Walsh. Text makes reference to the campaigns of [Mitchell] Hepburn and [William Earl] Rowe.

City of Kitchener memorial service for Our Late Beloved Sovereign King George V.

Program for the "City of Kitchener Memorial Service for Our Late Beloved Sovereign King George V." The services took place on Tuesday, January 28, 1936 at 10:30 am at the Zion Evangelical Church, the Lyric Theatre and the Capitol Theatre and featured performances by the Scots Fusiliers of Canada Brass Band and the Salvation Army Band.

Correspondence

Series documents John Walter’s correspondence with William Daum Euler and the Kitchener Daily Record. The correspondence focus on Walter’s request for a public debate with Euler over capitalism and the economy. Other correspondence and newspaper clippings cover the Kitchener Record’s refusal to publish, in their newspaper, the letters Walter sent about challenging Euler. There are also clippings of Euler's speech which Walter references in his letters.

Walter, John

John Walter fonds

  • SCA43-GA23
  • Fonds
  • 1920, 1925, 1930-1937

Fonds documents John Walter’s term as President of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) Party’s Kitchener branch during 1930 to 1937. Included is correspondence concerning William Daum Euler, leaflets regarding an election campaign and anti-war messages, as well as various reference materials.

Walter, John

John Walter's letter to the editor clippings

Clippings from The Weekly Advertiser from October and November 1933 regarding the Kitchener Record's refusal to publish a letter by Walter requesting a public debate with William Daum Euler following his comments regarding private profit at an address in London, Ontario.

Leaflets

Series documents anti-war and anti-fascist sentiments during the early 1930s. Includes various leaflets of poems and songs on peace by William E. Dyer, a Toronto-based poet. Other leaflets relate to the 1934 Ontario provincial election and promotion for the Socialist Party of Canada in the Waterloo North constituency There is also a membership advertisement for the “American League against War and Fascism”, based in New York, and a Pax International issue from 1934 about the persecution of pacifists and promotion of peace.

Map of the City of Montreal

Map of the City of Montreal produced by A. T. Chapman in 1925. The map includes an index of streets and a numbered chart of tramway routes and is stamped "John Walter 32 Fairview Ave. Kitchener, Ont."

Pax International

One edition of Pax International (volume 9, number 4-5) published by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom dated October-November 1934. Contains articles about the persecution of pacifists and the promotion of peace.

Peace on earth

Leaflet featuring two poems written by William E. Dyer of Toronto, Ontario titled "Come, Peace on Earth" (1930) and "War's Wine" (1934) issued by the Provincial Council of Women of Ontario and the Local Council of Women of Toronto. Includes information about inspiration for poems and purpose of their circulation.

Ration coupons and scrip

File contains an two envelopes with examples of German ration coupons from the 1920s and examples of scrips from Rochester, New York and Multnomah County in Oregon. The ration coupons include a pencil identification that reads: "Walter Johann".

Reference Materials

Series contains reference materials including a 1937 edition of the Canadian Labour Press, book lists, ration coupons and scrips from Germany and United States, and a 1925 map of the city of Montreal.

The unknown soldier

One leaflet titled the Unknown Soldier and identified as an: "Extension of remarks of Hon. James P. Pope of Idaho in the senate of the United States Saturday, June 16, 1934. A sermon preached at the Riverside Church, New York, November 12, 1933, by Harry Emerson Fosdick."

Typescript of W. D. Euler correspondence

Typescript of letters and newspaper articles regarding a letter from John Walter the Kitchener Record refused to publish requesting a public debate with William Daum Euler following comments made by Euler about private profit at an address in London, Ontario.

Voters! Who will be your tax collector?

Leaflet titled "Voters! Who will be your tax collector?" issued by the Ontario Liberal Association. Makes reference to Honorable Mitchell F. Hepburn's position as provincial treasurer and the campaigns of [William Earl] Rowe, Henry, Finlayson, Macaulay and Challies.

W. D. Euler clippings

Clippings from the Kitchener Record and two unidentified newspapers from October 1933 regarding an address given by William Daum Euler to the Kiwanis Club in London, Ontario. During the address Euler spoke about the economy, private profit, and made reference to socialism. Included is a published letter to the editor written by John Walter.

W. D. Euler correspondence

File consists of 5 letters between John Walter, the Kitchener Daily Record and William Daum Euler regarding Walter's request for a public debate with Euler over capitalism and the economy following comments made by Euler about private profit at an address in London, Ontario.

Included in the file: John Walter to the Kitchener Daily Record Oct. 18, 1933 (2 copies); John Walter to William Daum Euler, Kitchener Oct. 21, 1933; William Daum Euler to John Walter, Kitchener Oct. 24, 1933; John Walter to William Daum Euler, Kitchener Oct. 28, 1933;
*William Daum Euler to John Walter, Kitchener Nov. 14, 1933;

What do you mean fascism?

Leaflet titled "What do you mean fascism?" issued by the American League Against War and Fascism based in New York City. Includes mail in membership card and encouragement to read "Fight," a newspaper produced by the league.