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Organization "R Industrial
Emancipation I Democracy
P'ublished Weekly by National In'aistrial Union of Forest and Lumber
Workers, Southern District.
COVINGTON HALL, Editor.
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NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL UNION OF 'FOREST AND LUMBER
District hleadquarters..........-----------...1194 ould Avenue, Alexandria, Louisiana
A. L. Emerson-------------------------General Organizer Southern District
Jay Smith------------------------------Secretary Southern District
A. L. Guillory--- ...------------------------'1 rearurer Southern District
EXECUTIVE BOARDI SOUTHERN DISTRICT:
Ed. l.ehman, E. E. Shaw, E. L. Ashworth, I'. M1. Collins, I). R. Gordon.
Applicatin made to enter as Second Class Mail Matter. January 9th, 1913,
at the Post Office at Alexandria. I.a.. under the Act of March 3, 1879.
In sending moncey for the lpapelr lI, not iix it with monies intended for
th, .' .:tliatitn, as the paper carries a se.arate account. Cash mnust ac
collpan, all subsucriptions and undle ordlr,'. M1ake all checks and money
orlrs Ipayable to The l.lbherjack.
'l'hc wsorking class andl the emplloying class have nothing in common.
There can Ihe no peace so, long as hunger and want are found amonig mil
lions of working people, and the few, who make up the employing class,
have all the good things of life.
Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the w .rkers of the
world organize as a class, take posse-sion of the earth and the machinery
of production, and abolish the wage system.
We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer
and fewer hands make- the trade unions unable to cope with the ever-grow
ing Lpwer of the emnplhtying class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs
which allows one set of workers t , be pitted against another set of workers
mn the -anme industry, tlhereby hclpini defeat one another in wage wars More
over, the tratd unions aidl in empllying cla , to misleadl the worker, into
the ,celief that the workin.g ti'. hIi: i inttre.-ts in 'onunlon with their cm
S T'i'htk,. (ltrCitti n- can 1~f l hi..le! :dli,tht' in errl- ,,f tlhe wiorl:irgr c'Liss
iplihil ly )\ :' . li/.iii , ll ! ll ic l t iI -itCI \ I way tha' all its i.llll.'r
iin ani In inlll-t \, r in ll iilll itrl l t a :l r v. cease lw ,rk wheniietv r a
.tr;cke ,r 1, cl,,, t i, I n ..H ,i ; .rlt in l t': .1 t . . :il, l i aliii, r ;ail injul ry tI,
tIe :In inim t1 ' all.
l )r k." we l illt inscr . or i ntier the re llt t)ilry waitcli \ rd,. " \
litiun of the %% ;14e sistir m.'
It ., tihet hItist I ,e 1 ,i1l i~1nil c I tl,, wrl, in , ecl;- te, , 1, li\\. w ih 11. cIpial
IllIm. Th' e lrilly f r uct p t hrtlll n 1111 Ise oIthL liiTe'l.n t ,nl flr the 1 crytay
'trl ule witlh calit;list.l llut ;1talso , carry in prttlrl titll i h/c n caplitIlisi ll
shall hav h:l\c etn ,everthrown. Ity organit ing indult-trially evc arc fri:ling the
structure it lthe new' ..ociety within the' slhell of the old.
TO ALL MEMBERS.
l';i no money to anyv it'n for luties or Asesstne'nts unless a stampil is
placted on your mentiership hoot: therefor. The stanllt is vyour only receipt
for uei's alnd Assessmentlmilts. alnde your only evidence that you acr a inelbler
of the 'inion 'nl ." your hook is correctly ,tatilpled til to date. vou will
noit Ieo recognized as a Lni iii memblcr, eitlher in tIlln Southern or iVet ern
)i.stricet. All l.ocal Secretaries have, (ir shoutll have. on hand a suplply of
stallllps. Insist that your book lie stamped for e'very time you pay or have
paid your l)ires and Assesisments. A hook i-, the only evidencet youi Ih iV(e
paid your Initiation fee.
''lthis notice, , i . t,.I d ,ecau-.,, tlhe ( .ener:il ( rg:noi atinl. and its T.,ea'
I 'nutins have lst hundreds of dtelars thru the t'nillter, failitig tot insiet that
.t,'ret:, nsir l e t l ice ieuI. liInd lis1.. nle ilt stm;illip- in their I,,ook ait the tllle lly'
ilit't i t;w l hiel. ("eli.i' thi. I,.o, e t'tihtle . I)tl'liltenl a hook when yVn cay
\einr llitiltl el lulll .i -Istltlilp l try titl' yell jey I)ile.. nd Aiel .\ L siltlit.
N I. I'. ,f F. & 1,. \V..
By Jay Smith.
Secty. Stoithern Irim trin t
\VHAT IS TItE 1. XV. XV.?
Hly Jay Smith.
l'hce I . \. \. is a latest lorm of labor organization. The
I. \\. \V is the onlv labor organization big enough to take
I.tto itl mimbership all the workers in all the Industries with
Ictt t',a·ri c('lor. religioln, politics or nationality. The I.
'V. X\. is tIht tnly labor organization claiming t) represent
Ith \\lle tIc'trking class. The 1. \V. \V. is the only labor or
iaia atill tlaiiin1ing that the working cl:.ss and the emplhiv
itl,, t hat.uv ott ,hine in common.. The !. \V. XV. is the only
i 1hni.r ,l I.tllztitioil that has the structure upoin which the In
itli il lit'llttCracV caln he built. The I. XV. XV. is the only
l.it,,,e ,ranlli.atiln tIhat is \\'orking to jrganize the Labor
- ! r l;ut. T'he I. XV. W. is the onl labvor ,rganizatilon
<,ttcitinig its m nembership to be their o\wn leaders. ''he I. V.
\V. i l th ,il\. labor ,rganizatioll dreaded bhv tlhe ('apitalist
lt ,l.t 'lhc 1. \X. \V. is the ,organization that made ludge
ar\ -l~ : "I n.les we do simcthing for the poor immediate
v. the I. XV.. X.. will be in power." The I. \V. W. is the or
.:lll;it;t ltn that made H. (;. Otis say' "Ve would be povwer
less if the 'workers organized into an organization like the i.
'The I. \V. \V. is the organization that made Prosecuting
.Attincev Atwell say: "The I. XV. \V. has swept the country
like a wild fire and we are powerless to stop it." The I. V'.
\V. is the only labor organization seeking to control the jobsi
by direct action. T . T IV. XV. teaches the workers to de-I
pend upon themselves to get better conditions. The I. W. W.
teaches that striking on the job is,the only way to raise wages
and shorten hours. The I. W. W. is the organization teach
ing that folded arm sare mightier than the sword. The I. W.
W. is the organization that made John Henry Kirby and his
hired hellions take their hands off the throats of Arthur L.!
Emerson and his associates in the Grabow trial. The I. W. W.
i3 the organization that gained $i5,ooo,ooo annually for the
women and children Textile Workers of the New England
States, and then saved the lives of Ettor, Giovanitti and Caru
so, whom the Woollen Trust would have electrocuted for
leading the Lawrence strikers to victory. The I. W. W. in
vites you to read its literature on Industrial Unionism, then,
if you are a wage worker and do not become a member of the
1. W. W., it's because you are not capable of thinking and
Y. M. C. A. SELF-EXPOSED.
The following letter was received by an Alexandria mer
charnt who, however, failed to see why he should chip in and
help pay the spiritual "policemen" who are "insuring" the
Lumber Trust against a thinkin? working class. The letter
"Tri-State Executive Committee of Y. M. C. A."
(N. B.--Nearly one-half of this "Commitee are Llumber
Birmingham, Ala., January 29, 1913
Dear Mr.-------------- -----
Knowing that you are interested in the best welfare of the
young men and boys, we are writing to ask earnestly your sup
I port for the work of supervision and extension, carried on by
the Tri-State Executive Committee of the Young Men's
Christian Associations of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisi
The results that have been secured under the direction of
the State Executive Committee during the past year have
been exceedingly gratifying. Investigations have been made
't twenty lumber mills in co-operation with the International
'Committee, in answer to a request from the Welfare Commit
tee of the Yellow Pine .Manufacturer's Association. This has
resulted in the promise of six Associations, plans for these
buildings are already out and two of them are now under
way. New buildings have been erected at Birmingham and
_Huntsville, Alabama, and Tupelo, Miss., and the Communi
ty Boys Work has been inaugurated at Meridian and Green
wood, Mississippi, and Shreveport, Louisiana.
Our year ends March 31st, 1913. Including our present
indebtedness it will require $3,g00.oox to close this year free
of debt. We enclose a subscription book and trust you will
inter your name for as generous an amount as you can contri
bute. The gift may be paid now or before March 31st, 1913.
Please return tt book within three or four days, using
the enclosed envelope, that we may send it to other friends
\lake checks payable to C. H. Mloorman, State Secretary.
'iThanking von in advance for this financial, I am,
(Signed) C. H. MOORMAN,
Read the above letter again and then read the following,
N hich is taken from the "subscription book:"
"President Ingals, of C. and O., said:
Before W.c opened the Y'. M. C. A. work- n our line, it
(,st the Company $t,ooo per day for careless breakage and
wvreckage. After three years work of the eleven departments
our hooks show this sum has been reduced to $68.00 per day,
a saving of $932 per tavy. Of course it pays to keep the R. R.
Y. Ml. C. A. on our lines."
NOTF- Ingals is one of the biggest slave drivers in the
world. Then read this from the last page of the "subscrip
tion hook:" *
The appeal, which the Association frnom time
to time makes to, business men, is not, and
ought not to, be regarded as an appeal for charity. It is, in
st'ad, 1/th asking for an expenditure on the part of those to
w-,'homn the r,'quist is addressed, as legitimate to the further
antc' of their bhusincss ente'rprise as that which is incurred for
pli,,c or fire insurane. or any other outlay which has regard
ifor th,'ir I'PROI'PERTY INTEREST.
The man who fails to give heed to the call of the Associa
tion, after once heing made acquainted with its rwerits, imakes
so gravte an error as to reflert upon the soundne..of his busi
ness judgment.- Ex-Comptroller of the United States Cur
(The italics, but not the caps, are ours.- Ed.)
Then rea:l this leaflet that was also inclosed in Secretary
"~Wc have two branches of the Association, one at our
logging camp and one at LaurJl, and are pleased beyond ex
I-,ressic n with the rceults of our experience. I hope that many
:othcr mauufacturcrs may become intcrested."
E\ASTMAN (;ARDINER I'Mi1ER CO.. .
SRead the above "Business l'ropositiois" over .4gain, clnu
plc with them the fact that all the lite;ature sent to the Alex
t andria merchant is couched in Business Terms, then consider
: along \with all this the fact that the Y. .I. ('. A. is behind the
"llo, Scout" movement, which is an attempt to poison the
- childl-mind with the military spirit, i. e., gunman-ideals, and
- then add to this the further fact that the Y. M. C. A. is join
ing in the strenuous campaign to lure young men into the
Navy. and, then, if you can't see the game of the Yellow Pine
M.anufacturers Association, alias the Southern Iumber Op
erators Association, and its spiritual "police" and soul "''in
surance" agents, the Y. M. C. A., which is to do to you lum
berjacks what the Association and all its politicians, gunmen
1and kept writers have been unable to do-keep YOU' from
THINKING and ACTING for YOURSELVES in the
ONE BIG UNION of your class--then you have lost all cad
Spacity to think, are fit subjects for the "ennobling" influence
of the Y!. M. C. A., and should join the Sawdust Ring's spir
I itual "police" force today and help the blacklisters, the man
Shunters, the motherhood-murderers and baby-starvers to
emasculate the soul of your class. But if you have a grain of
manhood, a flash of intellect left in you, you will resent being
I classed as "Products" along with "Coal, Iron, Steel, Cotton,
Lumber," etc., as "Investments," to be declared into "Divi
dends" by the Y. M. C. A. for the Lumber Trust, and, instead
of being sheep shorn by a lot of guntoting shepherds, you will
be men, join the National Industrial Union of Forest and
Lumber Wprkers and march with your brothers to a MAN'S
l victory over these peonherders and Christ-syndicators. Don't
be a sheep. Don't help these modern Judases, who have
not the shame to go hang themselves, tp syndicate, sell and re
crucify the rebel Carpenter of Nazareth.
Be a MAN-A UNION MAN-AN I. W. W.
r Then they seized you and they crowned you with a burning
crown of thorns;
Now, the Masters bow before you and a servile priesthood
In a far and distant Eden, in a hidder~, gold-kept shrine,
They have buried all the treasure of the truth that was divine.
On the cross they built for labor, lot they hanged you in the
And the jeering preachers cheered it as a deed for good and
But the workers gathered 'round you, and the Revolution
- And the priesthood and the Masters for a moment were
Down the high-road of the ages marched your resurrected
1 And the pagan powers trembled as theii strong hands lost
s But the priesthood and the Masters they were ever full of
r And they re-enchained the workers with a promise and a
Yea! they built you divers temples, and they took you from
t And set you up in heaven as an Emperor and God;
And they read a mystic meaning in your pure and simple
To the foolish workers dying on the battlefields of greed.
'Round your white and splendid altars they have reare,~er
Copied from the Roman Masters, imitations weak and vile:
Where they hide you from the workers, where they rave at
all who come
Seeking for the priceless truths you uttered ere your lips grew
Superstition-blighted knowledgc - -prison upon prison
t And the brazen creed of profit-thus have niaster hands de
s All the mighty work you fashioned in the ages long ago.
VWhen Volt lead the hosts of labor and when labor loved you
so. --Covington Hall.
"ONIY A NIGGER."
-o-- -0- -
One day last summer, while they were firing men at Bii
Ami for having attended a I'nion mass meeting held ,on the
outskirts of that fold of sanctified gunlltters, a petty hoss
walked into the hotel and discharged a white worker who
I had been guilty of said crime. T'hen the boy who was wait
Sing on the table took off his apron, laid it on the back of a
- chair and said: "I reckon you had better let me go, too,, be
Scause I, too, am a Union man." No, Florence, the hbov who
r showed that splendid spirit of solidarity was not a "'supreme
I whitc"-he was "only a nigger."
The "supreme white Anglo-Saxons were the ,nes who
- heat tincans and saws to disturb and break the I nion's
meetings and then whined: "I had to do it or lose my jobh."
- T'hat's what they did, Florence. Guess that's one reason why
thev hate the "''damn nigger" so. I've always noticel that it
jars this "cream" of our "superior" race to, have a member
of the "interior" races make a demonstration of nerve while
v his "superiors" are down in the mud licking bhoots for a job
they haven't even a rent title to. .And, he was only a hav
r ONLY .I NIGGER."
-~ -- ---0---
"A workingman spilling hi. blood, for his mlastcr' pock
ctbook is enough to stagger the intelligence of a lobster. T'lhat
is just what war is. -The Rip-Saw.
- "We need free bodies and free m;nd< free labor anrd free
r thought --chainless hands and fetterless brains. lFrece labor
c ,ill give ui all wealth. Flree thought will give us truth."
c:Robert H. Ingersoll.
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