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ONE YEAR I BUNDLE RATES SIX MONTHS
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3207 Clark Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.
Entered as Second Class Hatter, 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 3639.
CLEVELAND, 0., FRIDAY, MARCH 5th 1920.
EDITOR fAL & PARTY NEWS PAGE
Local Portsmouth came up front last
reek and took a pot shot at old nin
capitalism in the form of a $21.00
donation to the press fund. The names
of the donors are J. S. Kapp; A. A.
Adffsse; Geo. Emmett; Robert Shepon;
Win. TCapp. We willingly concede ', that
I the members of Local Portsmouth are
on deck" and then some.
About every method imaginable is being advocated and practiced to pro
mote the growth of drooping "Americanism" in these decadent days. From
extremes of mildness and :oncilatory methods to the roughest of "rough stuff"
the treatment runs. It all indicates a very positive uncertninity on the part
of thcsei in authority as to the most politic methods to deal with the new
forces developing in the mire of rotten capitalism. Nowhere have the methods
of desperation been put in more extensive operation than in the city of Cle
veland. Here the White Guard of capitalism has reached a perfection of or
ganization that is the envy of every capitalistic controlled city in the nation.
During the war this delectable crew of "100 Americans" operated under
the misnomer of the American Protective League. When the war was over Its
official existence came to a sudden ending by ukase of the Department of
But it had proved too invaluable an aid to local capitalism to be allowed
to be extinguished. Its reorganisation was effected under the happy christening
of the Loyal American League. It is very loyal to every thing which is ge
nerally understood as un-American. Its special love for the American princ
iples of free speech and assembly are best judged by the fact that it has been
the chief instrument used in the repression of these Constitutional liberties,
or shall we say privileges? It is composed of local capitalist and such dupes
as can be hired or cajoled into its service, backed up by the local polico who
are made to serve as its puppets. But there seems to be a trimming of sails just
now. Has the Loyal American League sensed a feeling of public opposition
to its free handed methods in cultivating the theories of true 100 Americ
anism? We wonder if those of its members who are gifted with a degree of
wisdom are not aware of a reaction against the methods which it has pursued
in the establishment of silence of the proletaire? We believe that possibly a
few of them may be able to see a straw in the passing wind. But that many
of them will have such strength of vision would be too much to expect of
any parasitic element. Few indeed, may be expected to realize the existence of
any passing breath until it grows to a hurricane and brings down upon
their witless heads the houBe of cards in which they dwell in seeming and
As an instance of at least an appeaence of an awakening of some of the
League members to the unpopularity of their actions, we quote the following
from the Cleveland Press of Feb. 26th and tc be impartial we also print along
side a news item that appeared in the P'aiu Dealer the following morning.
A group of workers at Youngstown
have arranged for weekly open forum
meetings at Bushnell Hall. These meet
ings are expected to prove of great
educational value. With good speaker
and well organised meetings, they
should prove most successful. Thii
Youngstowr. workers are cordially in
vited to attend them as are also work
ers from near bv cities.
It is now up to us to make this rise
of the revolutionary spirit count BIG.
Aud the way to do it is to get ou
the job with those WHO ARE WINNING.
A comrade writes to learn if the
Toiler could be issued in Italian. We
regfet thi t we have to confine our
selves to the one langur.ge our parents
Brothers Payton, of Huntington W
Va.. have formed a "trust" that
seems guaranteed to withstand the
most doughty attempts to. "bust" it
No, it is not formed for the purpM
of raising the IT. C. of. L, but is
guaranteed to raise the standard ofl
knowledge of the workers of Huntingj
ton. In short, thev have combined thei
fforts to corrall every thinking work
. . -ji
er into the ever growing group ov
readers of The Toiler. Looks like they
would soon have a complete monnply
too. Every week we have to repeat
another liuiich of five, or ten from
Eighty one years old and as young
in spirit as the New Day that is daw
ning, is our comment on the letter we
,inst received from comrade Buckley
of Springfield, O. We more than ap
preciate the words of appreciation from
thi? comrade and we will try to make
The Toiler a source of inspiration to
the workers in future as in the past.
Comrade Engstrom of Moline comes
to bat with a bunch of five new
Comrade Kospert of Toledo, has sent
in $30.50 worth of subscriptions in
two weeks. Looks like he was tramping
on the trail of comrade Evans of Gir-
' While we are on this sub ject, we just
wonder if the Toledo comrades are
WAR ON IGNORANCE!
We have declared WAR on IGNORANCE. Will yon enlist ia the
of the EN LIGHTEN EUS? We intend to establish in the State Office of the
Communist Labor Party of Ohio a Book and Pamphlet Department secoad to
none in the nation. We will handle only the beat of the Revolutionary liter
ature of the past and present We will also publish new literature of ear
own. We hire since Jan. 1st gotten one pamphlet off the press, another wiD
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 heist
us supply this demand of the workers for ENLIGHTENMENT. Every
worker can sell pamphlets every we . to shopmates and other workers.
Every Local must carry a full line of the best there is.
Every Class-conscious Worker must help Strike Down the Monster,
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.
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. i
! Mr. Block and The Profiteers, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
. ; .. . i i 1 1 , . ii.
-8 ' . V . , Manifesto of the Communist International, 10c each, 10 or more 6c
a ay wnn .Mil uie Honors; won, i lie
will have to hurrv if thev want to
How about forming a "combination
in restraint of ignorance" in your
Or will a brick house have .to fall
on you hefore vou show signs of life?
If others can ilj it so can von.
Here is what they y
'NO BED DANGER'
"The average American isn't
frightened by the Reds because he
believes an uprising against the na
tion impossible." Arch Klnmp, presi
dent of the Loyal American League,
told Cornell Club members Thursday.
"What he ought to realize is that
it is a war of propaganda and not
force," he said.
"The way to meet it is with more
uronatranda. We oucht to fill our
tchools, and church and public, forums
with so much Americanism that there
won't be room for anythirg else.''
Here is what they do.
18 HELD IN RADICAL RAIDS
Police and members of the Loyal
Ameircan League raided a rooming
house at 622 Hamilton avneue N. E.
is a search for radicals at midnight
last night They found six men, two
of whom said thev were alliens and
were hold for examination.
Copies of "The Rebel Worker."
" The Fellow Worker," and "One Big
Pnicui" were taken. Inspector George
Wad-worth of the Loyal American
League was in charge of the raid.
Later operatives of the department
of justice, aided by police and Loyal
Americnu legion members, visited a
score of homes in various sections of
tin1 city. Tventy-five men were brought
to the Federal building and after being
questioned twelve were held for furth-
Onn any one help us out on this? A
comrade writes for information re
garding the "place, day, hour and
minute" when the Soviet government
was set up. From this data, he will
cast a horoscope he says. And the
best answer we can give is that it was
the same place, day, hour nnd minute
when the capitalist system of the en
tire world was doomed to absolute ob
livion. We believe this is authentic tc
a nat'l eye brow. If you don't believe
it lust ask any politician or capital
Right now is the moment ot order
that Half Price Literature Combination.
Fifty cents will do it
And vou can 't buy more with a
finr-bitt piece whether it be bottles,
buttons beans or horls. Order f.t.
The idea is growing fast. Pretty soon
we w.pect we shall have to record its
development in YOUR town. What,
you ask ? We mean the idea of com
bining two or more comrades into
a group for the eradication of ignor
nncs among the workers by menns of
subscription! to The Toiler
Local Lectonia comes to bat this
wcoV with a substantial order fo;
dues stamps, literature and pross
stamps. Eleven fifty in all. Looks like
business in Lectonia, we'ed say.
The latest combination of this sort
that has come to our attention is that
of conirades Norlin and Doesbnrg of
Holland, Mich. Word just received
from them states they are on the job
nnd their first installment is to hand
20 three month subs. Good start,
boys. A few 'nore teams like yours and
m will he on our wav. I
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Our Power Point list receives an
aditional two subscribers and Lisbon,
O., one, thru the efforts of comrade
That the president of the League should voice such a statement on the
eve of a raid conducted by his organisation upon the homes of workers
attests to the fact that either the League's president is out of tune with the
purposes of the organization or that lie is camouflaging to use a mild
expression. And we don't care which it is for we wouldn't believe him no
matter what his statement.
The point W9 wish to reach, and we confess we have gone a long way
around, is this: capitalism is organising its White Guard in America. Let ns
all realise that fact Chambers of Commerce are the source from which spring
the organisations, political or otherwise, which have throttled every liberty and
Constitutional guarantee whose corpse swings from capitalism's gibbets. It is
behind the doors of the Chambers of Commerce (robbery) that every onslaught
upon the workers has beon planned. They are organizing, and they are or
ganising for rnthlessness. The past five years proves that they will attempt
the past few months ought to prove to Americans what they intend; the pres
ent ought to make us realize how tightly the claw lines are being drown.
A WhiteCollar Revolt
Six more from comrade Arley Stap
les of Christopher, III., puts the city
of Coella, III., on the map and also
boosts the Christopher list by two.
Everv new one is another ens.
Two Bullit Reports and two year's
renewal comprise an order from com
rade 8eo Lin of Morton, Wash. When
they come bnck strong like that, we
think there must be a reason for it.
He's coming again soon, is comrade
fellow worker Billy Kroger of Musk
egon, so he states This trip hs
Drought two new subs. Here's hoping.
Another booster at
comrade J, M. Scott.
ies are on his string
Saltillo, O., is
Two half year-
The Class Struggle, Kautsky, 25c each, 10 or more 18 each.
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 5c 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.
Violence or Solidarity, 5c each, 10 or more 3c each.
Bullitt Mission to Russia, 50c each, 10 or more 40c each.
Communist Manifesto (cloth), 60c each, 5 or 'more 40e 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.
Man or the State, Essays famous writers $1.00
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 volumes). ,
Philosophical Essays, Dietzgen, $1.25, 5 or more $1.00 each.
i Savage Survivals, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each.
Socialism for Students, 60c each, 5 or more 40c each.
Socialism and Modern Science, $1.25 each,. 5 or mr tljQQ 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.
The organization fund
boosl this week from
Rubin of Milwaukee,
ts a dollar
And the reason is that The Toiler ial
worth any worker's time nnd coin.
We gather from a perusal of the papers that there is a degree of
rest" developing among our Intelligentsia, cr what is known in w
narlance as the "white collar brigade". The conference of the National
Educational Association at Cleveland this past week has brought to the
forefront the pitiable conditions and circumstances In which this contingent
of workers exists.
It seams that the teachers of oar great American public school system
art paid the wage of peons, given the treatment of slaves and according
genual existence so far below the standard of common laborers that we wonder
In what their great education and deep erudition is lacking to render them
such spineless bipeds as to stand for it
Of course we know that the wearing of a clean collar is or was, considered
compensation on 1U own occount while if not entirely adequate In itself for
any outlay oi effort and life, was very largely to be considered as part
payment In other words, the clean Job was its own compensation and
honors. Bat lo and behold, we are confronted with the dllema of keeping In
We must repeat tbut there is magic
in the number 5, especially if it is $5.
But it requires no magic to make a
$5.00 bill work for Socialism. Com
rade James of Irondale is going to
prove it by selling at least that
nutiy subscription caras. wo nope tins
gives 1dm nn nppYtite for more.
Comrade Dodge says that the victory
of the Russian Soviet government has
put new life nnd spirit in the com
rades at Portsmouth. In lino with that
wo would state that the workers of
all the world are showing marked
reaction to the victories of Soviet ism.
Another combination that is working
for Socialism seven days a week, is
that of comrades R. A. Huebner and
.Pio liehm of Springfield, O. Just how
sin ssful it, is is proven by the subs.
sent in this week amounting to &60
And again we say: form a com
bination in your town for the Eradicat
ion of Ignorance. Do it now.
"I am still selling them', writes
comrade Rospert of Toledo and we
igree! lie is. H sent us $5.00 worth
n order for 20 copies of the Man
ifesto of the Third International comes
from Local Dnyton. Every Party mem
boi "hould rend it. And it is in the
ij 'iricc combination too. Get the
We wish to record the successful ef
forts of comrade Karl Mnlmstrom of
Moline in getting subs. Five dollars
worth as a first attempt is not bad,
ID REAL WORTH-WHILE OFFERS
While the winter months are here, why not read to advantage?
The above titles offer you a wide choice of scientific and
interesting literature. Send us $5.00 for an order of the above
titles and we will give you $ year's subscription to The Toiler.
That's worth while isn't it?
Send us $5.00 for subscription cards to The Toiler and re
ceive free $1.50 worth of any of the above literature. You sell
the cards and get your money back. Toiler sub cards sell easily.
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY ADDRESS:
3207 Clark Ave. Cleveland, Ohio.
fact, it is verv, very good and So what's the use of being one if
in tact it is
worthy of YQl'R emulation
Sandusky 1,ocnl remits $(1.00 for
Toiler stamps and literature, Some
redl absolutely refuse to "quit it".
Reason f Thev 're real red.
Comrade McMillan of New Lexing
ton, O., remits $2.50 for renewnl, or
ganization work and the cartoon fund.
clean coUars in these days of high prices. When the price of a laundered collar
has risen from cents to 5 cents straight lingerie iccordingly, tho we
decline to go into details in this latter, our white, iraacnlate slaves male aud
female alike, are up against a proposition.
The teachers are not alone In their difficulties. While laborers have tho
sense to organise into unions for their ov. n welfare and have prof itted ac
cordingly, the intelligentsia so called, h.is not been so Intelligent. It has
held aloof from contarainition with the "proletariat" on the theory that its
social position wr-s a somewhat higher one and that "brains would he re
cognised and rewarded' . They hsve been. Tho white collar brigade is recognized
as the most enslaved and most plttllessly exploited of ail classes of workers
And according to Itw own admission la rewarded accordingly.
The rising costs of Uvlng are giving tlein numerous and constant jolts.
They are beginning to 'earn that It would be the part of intelligence to organ
ise into associations for their own economic welfare. From stenographer to col
lege professor and preacher, the idea is taking hold. And. while the present
tag of querreloas agitation wt'l avail little, we may hope that economic:
determinism will overcome caste and false ideas and the great army of brain
workers will soon Join their comrades of toU and make the world a fit place for
human being to inhabit, and bury forever the caste system in the ranks of
As wc have said before, if you don't
like our cartoons, don't send us a sent.
"I am going to keep this $5.00
working for subscriptions all tho time
and will "ome across for the cartoon
fund soon ' ', writes comrade Hen Carp
enter of Harrison, Mich. And how
better could a little old five spot be
'.on nrn't n busv onef
We note the determination to "spit
on his hands nnd get busy", which
permeates the lettor recently received
from comrade Warner of Wellington,
(), And we smile nnd say to our selves,
"here is another one coming back
strong" It's the life and we should
is still on. the drbve for new
subs.", is what C. Hrnmsoii of Joliet
tells us in n letter in which he sends
another $5.00 for subenrds. With live
wireH like comrade Hramson running
at larircl there is certainlv no chance
for the work to slacken, eh bof
To prove it's still in the fighting
mood, Local Fremrnt remits $5.00 for
dues stamps and press stamps.
If there is one thing thnt makes us
o'"e gleeful thnn another, it is to
nee another Toiler booster join the Red
Kogimcnt of Sub Hustlers. That's the
way we felt when wo observed the
$7.00 worth of yearlies from comrade
Long of Pindlny, O.
Note the advertisement in this is
sue or the reduced prices on The
Slander of The Tollers, by Kirkpstrick.
If yen want to do real educational
work among the workers, just order a
package of this booklet and proccod
to got them into the hands of the
workers. We have made the price so
cheap that you cannot afford to let
the opportunity pass.
"The Toiler is great and I will send
more subscriptions soon". These are
the words of comrade Rowlands of
Minoa, N. Y. He sends two suba and an
order for literature.
And when bll is ..aid, we must admit
that a revolutionist in action is worth
n down inactive one.
A three dollar order for literature
and subscriptions is in from comrade
Pnbvanchieh of Ressemer, Pa.