James P. Cannon

National Committee Greets
Konikow on 50th Anniversary

(November 1938)

Published: Socialist Appeal, Vol. II No. 48, 5 November 1938, p. 2.
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Dear Comrade Konikow:

The National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party extends to you, dear comrade, its heartiest congratulations and warmest greetings on the occasion of your fiftieth anniversary of revolutionary activity.

Your fiftieth anniversary of service coincides with the formal foundation of the resurgent revolutionary movement of the world under the banner of the Fourth. International. The coincidence of these two occasions contains a deep symbol. Your presence in our ranks, with fifty years of uninterrupted service on your shoulders and with your face still turned towards the future, provides a visible testimony to the continuity of our historic movement, its firm roots in the experiences and traditions of the past, and its unshakable conviction of the future victory.

In your endurance and tenacity you personify the unconquerable spirit of our great movement. This grand celebration meeting is honored by your presence on the platform and joins with one voice in saluting you, the veteran of the old movements of the revolutionary proletariat and the valiant pioneer of the new movement that rises on their foundations.


National Committee, Socialist Workers Party
James P. Cannon
National Secretary

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