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Entered as Second Class Matter, under the name of The Ohio
Socialist, February 21, 1917, at the Post Office at Cleveland, 0.,
Under Act of March 3, 1879.
EDITOR .Elmer T. Allison
Published Weekly by The Communist Labor Party of Ohio at
Telephone: Harvard S639.
CLEVELAND, a, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th 1920.
EDITORAL & PARTY NEWS PAGE.
Comnae Christ Kie it Niles O.,!
remits , $5.00 for def jknd organiz
Among many literature orders this
paat week, we note a very substantial
one from the Alaska Labor Union No.
11. Boys up there seem to be spending
the winter very profitably to them
selves judging by the literature or
ders they have sent us the past few
Putting One Over
"Bolshevism cannot be crushed by force of arms.
We failed to restore Russia to sanity by force. I
believe we can save her by trade".
Thus spoke Lloyd George in the House of Commons on
Feb. 10th. In explanation, it may be said the Premier has
received considerable opposition from the pro-militarists on
his bid to open trade relations with Soviet Russia. To justify
his stand he makes the claim that where military force failed
the soothing hand of trade will win. He is acting on the theory
that since Bolshevism has arisen from oppression and star
vation, that it will pass away with the filling of stomaches,
and a period of plenty. Also, it seems that it is not Russia
alone which the Premier has in mind. Here is his statement
regarding conditions in England.
"Tit dangers are not all in Russia; they are here
at homel ispeak with knowledge, with apprehension
and responsibility, and I warn the house that in the
face of things which may happen we must use every
legitimate weapon. We must fight anarchy with abun
dance." We can't quite fathom the little Welshman. It looks to ua
like he was putting one over on the anti- Bolshevists. He has
been noted for lighting change of attitudes and this seems to
be another to his record. We doubt if he really believes that
Bolshevism will die a natural death when given a chance for
its life. He may be merely appea,sing the wrath of the opposi
tion in order to put accross his trade plans.
It is true that Russia has been cemente cogether as
never before by the military actions of foes from without,
and by the common needs of the people. But to assume that
the principles' for which they have suffered every variety of
torutre will be cast aside in a period of better conditions is to
reald human nature wrongly. Tf Lloyd George is serious in this
matter, then he fails to sense the principle underlying all
the suffering which Russia has undergone.
N. M. orders $5.00 worth of sub cards
and wirtes, "send me the book about
''that Lenine person". We might add
that the book about that same person
is leaving the State Offiee at the
rate of 25 or more copies each week.
Rest assured someone is going to
learn something about him.
Coming watch for j these: Four
new ten cent pamphlets will be ad
vertised in those page very soon.
They are! "The Strnettre of Soviet
Russia, Political and Bonomic", by
Wilfred Humphries; "T-siOpen Shop",
by Clarence Darrow; "The Right to
Strike", by Mary Merely and "Two
Minute Talks", by Elm r T. Allison.
Eseh will be worthy a tide distribu
tion and the price is rlrht.
Some contributors to the Baker de
fense this week are: M. L. Keller, $1.09
Wm. Valenta Grand Rapids, $5.00;
Henry Miller Ironton, O., $1.25; Chas.
Lange, Mantua, O.
Comrade Geo. Williford of Hamilton
O. shows how to make a sub list grov.
With his renewal he sends 4 half
yoarlies. With that he requests some
siih blanks so be can go after them
right. Some action!
Comrade John Foelstel
port, mails $5.00 worth of
Comrade Fosse Jwans, me char.ijiion
subscription hustler, ret8 another
$5.00 for subs, this ,k and $2.00
for literature. He writes, -"some more
subs, next pay day". Aid we know
they will come too.
Fifty Mr. Blocks go
!-lmor -flreathousc of Aki.
Arno Bufe of Moline sends us a
fistful of yearlies. The magic number
5 is still working we observe .
A "onerous remittance
rived this week froi
Oillin of Davenport. Tl
general Party work.
Two new sub hustlers at Toledo are
J.' F. Chapman and L. A. Rosnert.
Both have started with an investment
of $5.00 worth of cards. Most of them
are now in and we suppose this has
whetted their appetites for more. Wo
have ovserved the fatal effects of
successful sub hustling upon many
comrades. It usually makes them see
Just the same ,we believe that work
in this Movement puts more color in
a worker's life than worrying about
the profits the boss makes off his
labor. Action is what counts.
Comrade H. F. Fox of Atwater
brings two accross the line this week
Comrade W. E. Reyn
gon, remits $10.00 fc
and for the Cartoon I
of which compeh us t
if the Toiler cartoons!
the readers of Mnskei
to be worth your backflg .How about
Thirty Trial of DebsB
comrade J. Congletoh
We assume that some
to know are going to
about the Debs case.
B sum is for
s of Muske
look good to
The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party 1773 was
one of the most successful examples
of direct action in all history. A half
hundred American Revolutionists
dumped $100,000 worth of British tea
into Boston Harbor in order to prevent
mad King George ni. from collecting
an unjust tax upon it. The destruc
tion of the tea was not legal. In
fact it was in direct violation of the
laws protecting property. Yet it is
generally agreed today that the revo
lutionists were justified in thus guard
ing their right of self-taxation, even
tho they did tresspass a bit on the
technical process of law and order.
Revolutionists who ignored the law in
order to defend their rights and pre
serve American liberties are now
landed in history as immortal heroos,
and acclaimed by a grateful posterity
as matchless patriots. Poets and story
tellers vie with each eother in sing
ing the praises of these determined
yien who, in a great cause, took the
law into their own hands, destroyed
the tea, and saved the Revolution.
The trouble started in this way.
G'ng George the Third was, like the
master class everywhere, possesed of
an overwelning "Will to Rule". He
wished to rule with an iron hand.
re ordered by
bf Dover O.
ks who ought
WAR ON IGNORANCE!
We have declared WAR on IGNORANCE. Will you enlist in the ranks
of the EN LIGHTEN ERST We intend to establish in the State Of fie of the
Communist Labor Party of Ohio a Book and Pamphlet Department second to
none in the nation. We will handle only the beat of the Revolutionary liter
ature of the paat and present. We will also publish new literature of oar
own. We have since Jan. 1st gotten one pamphlet off the press, mother will
be ready for sale in a few days. Others are contemplated.
The co-operation of all readers of The TOILER and of all Locals and
literature agents is earnestly hoped for. The demand for new and good rev
olutionary literature is greater than can be supplied. We want TOU to help
us supply this demand of the workers for ENLIGHTENMENT. Every
worker can sell pamphlets every week to shopmates and other worker.
Every Local must carry a full line of the best there is.
Every Class-conBcious Worker must help Strike Down the
Ignorance, that Enslaves the Workers.
HERE IS OUR LATEST LIST. READ IT EVERY WEEK FOR
Crimes of the Bolsheviki 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Russian Socialist Constitution 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Soviet Russia 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Russia, Articles by Tchicherin, Eastman, Lenin, 15c each, 10 or more lie
Debs Goes To Prison, 15c each, 10 or more 11c each.
The Dream Of Debs, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
The Trial of Debs, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Mr. Block and The Profiteers, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
But the American Colonists had al-1 Manifesto of the Communist International, 10c each, 10 or more be each.
ways en.ioyed local autonomy. They j lne Class struggle, ftautaky, Z5c eacn, 10 or more 18 eacn.
We note that Robert" Tiitt 0f To
ledo is in the field aft4r 'IV; subs
sgsm. He's putting theitWi, S-'.
vania on the map.
Another hurry order fr literature
arrives from Comanche' , v jt's our
old comrade, T. E. S(i,.r;ra.ss who
is doing this tall hustlij
The Soviete have been offerong peace to the allies for
two years. They have yearned for an opportunity to develop
their plan of social economics unhampered. But in order to
gain these ends they had to organize an army of 3,000.000
men under extremoly trying conditions. Now they have won.
Is it likely that the principles for which they have suffered
and died mil now be cast aside when the opportunity for
putting them in practice presents itself?
Conserving American Ideals.
"A8 an instance of the perversion of the childhood of the
nation for the purposes of its own future enslavement, no
thing more calculated to accomplish it has come to our at
tention than a copy of a song whichjs being sung by the
pupils of Bryant High school of Long Island City.
The song is purported to have been written by a returned
hero by the natme of Geoff ryo' Hara, who recently recited it
'before the school and later with the assistance of the music
director, set it to music, it is now numbered among the
ecbooPs song numbers.
The first verse and chorous of this piece of drivel are
"GET UP AND GET OUT."
Don't you think some people in our land
have tarked enough?
Don't you think the time has come to call
their little bluff?
Ask them what's the matter, make them
. can the chatter.
Then proceed to make the party rough.
Tell them they're a menace to our land.
Tell them in a way they'll understand.
Get up and get out
If you have any doubt
About this li. S. A.
If you don't like it here
"Why the ocean is clear:
There's a boat' sailing home every day
There is only one flag.
Not a dirtv red rag.
The flag that will never fall.
Lay your life down for that,
If you won't, here's your hat:
Just get up utxl get out, that's all.
We desire to call attention to tho largo degree of toler
enoe expressed in the first line. In a country whoso funl;un nl
al law is supposed to be the free Utterance of opinion, it is
going pretty far Jo express the antithesis of this principle
in a sohool song. It naturally follows that the intolorenco
expressed in tho first line should be followed by the npped
lo direct action and violence which the rest of the verse makes.
If this week's cartoon
your ire just let your feelings be
translated into cash and forward to
tho Cartoon Department There are
mm Ttw 4Mg' ma ''wins limu.
The Bullitt Report continues to be
the top seller on the literature shelves,
but thispa8t week has seen an in
vasion or the classics which we ad
vertise. A lot of workers are digging
up the fundamentals of tho Socialist
philosophy these day3 .And that's n
mighty good sign.
We are in receipt of leaflets and
sample of lettor which Local Fremont
has jnailed to workers in that city.
Such circularization as this aids tho
growth of confidence and knowledge
of the Movement. Other Locals could
very profitably follow this example.
Comrade Pete Bartony of Shadyside?
renews and remits a dollar for an
Hp got revenge .did comrade Wm.
True of Springfield O. He states in
a letter to us that he got very angry
because in a previous issue we gave
his address as Dayton instead of
Springfield and searching for a!
means of revenge ,decided nothing
would give as much satisfaction as
to send us some more subs. And he
did two of them. And the. apology
we make is get some more reveage.
Uem photos, the 're w in twice as
arouses I mu . u.0l ,,
wonderful likeness of iLbs, but also
on aceount of e.wellcW materials
-v 1 K.
useu. uroer oneofc m 2r- each.
had their own legislatures and raised
their own taxes. They denied the right
of England to tax them. "No taxa
tion without representation" was tho
cry that appealed to every American.
The first tax that caused much re
sistance was the Stamp Tax in 1765
on deeds, wills and other legal docu
ments. When some of the stamps ar
rived in New York the revolutionary
leaders seized them and made a pub
lic bonfire of them. King Gnorge got
no revenue from those stamps.
When the British ministry, which
at this time had become conciliatory,
learned the strength of the feeling
in America against foreign taxation,
they had the Stamp Tax repealed.
But King Ceorge soon insisted that
another tax be levied. He would
show his subjects in America who
was master. So a "Revenue Act" was
passed placing a tax on paints, paper,
tea and other articles. The Colonists
refused to touch any of the taxed
I merchandise. They went withouttea
pper and paint, and King Oeoree got
Tom Lewis ' date W' Akron was
postponed until the 29-th. He spoe
at Cincinnati Sunday the' 15th.
Local Guernsey Co. has a series of
meetings scheduled for the immediate
A nice order for literature was fil
led a few days ago for both Locals
Toledo and Cincinnati.
Clarence E. Hoover of Toledo sends
in 4 new subs. No hooverizing hero.
From Wyatt, W. Va., comes
healthy list of five yearlies. M. A. Teti
is the guilty party.
NBWS OF THE LABOR STBUGOLE
Continued from page 2.
Local Sandusky has placed the names
of 50 new readers upon the Toiler
list. These workors will receive Tho
Toilor gratis for a while and will
then be invited to subscribe on their
own account. Other Locals take notice
follow this example.
petition of a strike which occurred
six mouths ago, the characteristic oi
which was passive resistance. It was
enly when British troops fired upon
the meethings, killing and wouding
large numbers, that aoy disturbances
THE BLACK SHEEP.
(Cont. from page 2-nd.)
off tho committee. Miss Eaglebeak is
better fitted for such work. You nre
too romantic; your sympathies arc too
nntempered with wisdom to do suh
work. Don't go to that jail agnin.
Co home pray, pray pray."
tContinncd next week.)
But if the words and the sentiment they express are of
fensive to the principles which the human, race have for thou
sands of years been si niggling to establish, and which have
been the beaccn lights of all progress, no loss offensive is tho
attempt to render them into a song. Thd greatest musical
genius who over In'ed could nt make a song fit lo pass the
Hps of chaldron out of such trash. And as f the wegant Kn
glish embodied in it possibly it corresponds favorably with
that which is taught nowadays. If tottohingX ?u(Sh as thi
pervert the principles of human liberty, they wilValso degrade
music and grammar.
One would bo very foolish to seek in our punlic schools
any remnant of the teachings which make for tho continuation
of those principles in the Constitution which guarantee
the people ar expression of their opinions. The teraoles of
capitalism reach into over school-room in tho nation and
those things which do not make for the continuation of
camtalisra nre prohibited there, whether they hv'n toaehiu
of tho principles of free and popular government Of any thing
else. Caprtanpm is .seeking to create in tho publnl-tchool sv
stoon an unfailing army of future slaves. Such aftftg as the
above help to prepare the children's minds to potato the
chains which aire being forged for them.
This succesfull resistance to this
authority put. the King in a hot tem
per. He now resorted to a cure to trick
the Americans into paying him o tax.
The revenue Act was t, -paled, tho tax
on tea only being retained. A bargain
whs made with the East Tndia Com
pany allowing it rebates so that it
could send tea to America which could
be sold for less than if it paid ri
tax. But this trick, which hecnnin
known to . the Americans, seemed to
them an insult, nnd they bccnn.e mgre
determined than ever that the tax
should not be paid. In Boston, how
ever, several loyalists, to whom tho
tea had boon consigned, were ready to
tako the tea and pay the tax when
it was landed. If that occurred the
principle of "no taxation without re
presentation" would be defeated. King
(ieorge would get his tax. A com
mittee of Boston citizens first tried
every legal means to prevent tho
landing of the tea. But tho Governor,
appointed by tho King in those days
refused a pass to allow the tea ships
to roturn to England without un
loading. For 20 days Boston and tho
whole country armmd was on edge
for fear the tax wou'd bo paid. On
the next day tho tea would surely be
landed. A few of the revolutionary
leaders held a consultation and It was
decided that nothing but direct action
could now save the people of Massa
chusetts from this invasion of their
rights. A score or two of d.-termined
patriots disguised themselves in In
dian atire and secured tomahawks.
They proceeded to tho wharf, backed
by a mass of citizens, boarded tho
hip, broke open the 350 chests and
wured the tea into the waters of
Boston Harbor. Some of the tea was
landed by the wind andwaves on tho
Ixiu-li at Dorchester: but King George
never got his tax on that tea.
Not only had the principle "no
taxation without representation"'
been saved .But of far more con
eouence was the cnthusiitMn which
t'i" Tea Parly aroused thruout all the
1'iilr.iiies from New Hampshire to
'lenrgia. Dp till tlun many had saH
"Ah, what's the use bucking agninsi
fie government." Rut this act of thn
tPVOluHonarv leaders in thwarting th
Ivranicnl acts of their governmenl
wi an insplrntinn to everv liberty
loving American. Thev thrilled with
pride for these heroes who had put
tholr iirs in the balance to ssve
American idonls of freedom. A new
determination to reMst government
(Continued on pio 4.1
Communist Manifesto, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Evolution and Revolution, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
How the Farmer can get His, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Scientific Socialism Study Course, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Industrial Autocracy, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Marxism and Darwinism, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Slander of the Toilers Sc each, 10 or more 3c each.
Socialism Utopian and Scientific, 15c each, 10 or more 11c each.
Shop Talks on Economics, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Think or Surrender, 15c each, 10 or more 10c each.
Violence or Solidarity, 5i each, 10 or more 3c each.
Bullitt Mission to Ruscia, SOc each, 10 or more 40c each.
Communist Manifesto (cloth), 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
Evolution Social and Organic, 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
Law of Boigenesis, 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
Jack London's Works, 60c each, 5 or more 45c each.
Debs Authorized Life and Letters Karsner, $1.50, 5 or more $1.25.
Russia in 1919, Ransome, $1.50, 5 or more, $1.25.
Lenin, the Man and His Work, Williams, $1.50, 5 or more $1.25.
Pelle the Conqueror, $4.00 (2 volume).
Philosophical Essays, Dictzgen, $1.25, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Savage Survivals, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Socialism lor Student, 60t each, 5 ot mar i8c h.
Socialism and Modern Science, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Stories of the Cave People, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Socialism and War, $1.00 each.
Ten Days That Shook The World, $2.00 each.
The World's Revolutions, 60c each, 5 or more 45c each.
Universal Kinship, Moore, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Value Price and Profit, Marx, 60c each, 5 or more 45c each.
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