Possible serious consequences of the activities here of the Grand Duchess Cyril, who is progagating the cause of her husband, Duke Cyril, self-proclaimed “Czar of All Russia”, is previsioned by the “Forward” of December 13.
“Soon after the arrival of the Duchess”, says the “Forward”, “we were assured in her own name and in the name of the aristocratic ladies who brought her over here, that her visit had nothing to do with political motives. And indeed the Duchess at first refused to make any statements on the subject of her husband’s pretensions to the Russian throne.
“Now, however, we find that her visit here is far from being devoid of political motives. It is reported from Washington that the high society women have been exerting themselves very strenuously to secure for the Duchess an official welcome from the government.
“This shows very plainly that the aristocratic women are working directly to help the Romanoffs regain the Russian throne. These women are not “nobodys”. They are the wives of the greatest financiers in the country, men who have a tremendous influence in the highest circles of our government. It is hard to believe that these women have gone into this enterprise without the approval of their husbands.
“This matter is assuming a serious character, for it is not impossible that our government may take a friendly attitude toward the Cyril enterprise. It is highly important to keep an eye on this thing.”
CONTRACT LABOR IN DISGUISE
Discussing the proposal made recently by Secretary of Labor Davis, that the President of the United States be empowered to regulate immigration according to the industrial situation in this country, the “Forward” of Dec. 14, remarks:
“Such a control of immigration would suit the capitalists very well. They always demanded such a law, according to which our government would actually become the agent for supplying the capitalists with cheap labor whenever they might be in need of it. This is contrary to the old law prohibiting the importation of contract labor; it would mean importing competitors to the workers in this country; it would mean keeping the workers here in constant fear.”
REGISTRATION OF ALIENS
While there is no danger of the alien-registration bill being adopted by Congress at its present session, there is every likelihood of its adoption by the Congress session in December, 1925, in the opinion of Mr. A. Glantz, who writes on this subject in the “Day” of Dec. 16.
“The bill is directed against aliens and there is no restriction, no matter how bad, which anyone would now suppose it impossible of adoption. Foreigners, aliens, that is the present bugaboo of America. Anything that is hostile to aliens has excellent opportunities of realization.”