Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967
Understands White's position on the labor question and would like the opportunity to discuss: the money requested was not for "regular organization work, but to enable us to give a fair trial to workers who have been arrested and to whom every one ought to want to give a fair trial surely. Take my own case in Lawrence last winter. If friends had not contributed, I could not have had an adequate trial and it is a moral certainty that I would have gotten at least a month's jail sentence, although I was as innocent of wrong-doing as a new-born babe. Now thousands of workers are railroaded to jail in this way and this accounts for so much of the bitterness that exists and to many is so hard to understand."