Newspaper Page Text
ONE YEAR iBUNRLE RATES SIX MONTHS
(1.00 I $1.00 Per Hundred 00c
Address all mail and make all checks payable to
3207 Clark Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.
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 ?639.
CLEVELAND, P., FRIDAY. MARCH 12th 1920.
EDITORIAL & PARTY NEWS PAGE
There's a world of good reading ami
propaganda in that package of B
pamphlets which comprise the Half
price Literature Combination. Order
ii read the pamphlets and distribute
ttiem Let them be working for edu
cation. Thev are only good when they
pre being read. The price is 50c.
If you don't believe it is easy,
THE NEW PROPAGANDA
Vive dollars for the defense of
comrades indicted has been received
from comrade Matbieu of South Band
In.l. With many easses demanding
defense, every comrade sliuold lend
Con'rcde Fosse Evans of Kansas is
ever ready to do his share for our
Mm, Whether it i getting subscrip
tions or securing defense funds, he is
on the job. His recent remittance of
$27.00 for subscriptions and the Cha.
Baker defense proves that he is abie
to net splendid co-operation from tha
comrades of his vicinitv.
Have you ordered a bundle of 1 oi
lars form himself and another comrade
small but results are great. Get a
bundle each week and distribute them.
Then watch results.
Heretofore the literature of Socialism has had to do with the subject a3
philosophy, a theory with no practical application to prove its fundamental
.oundness. There is a change immiuent which will have a wide and deep
effect upon the movement of the workers toward the acquisition of power.
Growing out of the victory of Socialis-." in Russia, one of the greatest nations,
comprising nearly 200,000,000 people, will come a new literature which will
consist of accounts of practical applications of the principles of socialization
of all productive machinery and land under direct control of the workers.
From this source will come the most interestirg as well as the most instructive
literature of the proletarian revolution of the immediate future.
The capitalist world doubtless realizes what power and conviction such
literature will have upon the proletariat of other countries. It doubtless realizes
the grave danger to its own ability to successfully lie to and decieve the
workers in the face of such incontrovertible evidence of the success of the
workings of applied Socialism. Out of Russia we may expect in the very near
future, a constant stream of propaganda that will be the means of such a
mighty stirring of the proletariat of all countries as has never been dreamed
of. Not that the Soviet government itself will direct this propaganda, but with
the soon-to-be opening of trade relations, peace and recognition, what forces
can keep out the facts? In the heads of travellers will come information that
will set the workers thinking. The facts will come out.
Along this line, it is interesting to note that the publication of the
Russian Code of Labor Li.ws which was first published In this co ,:try about
two weeks ago indicates this new literature and has already been christened
by a baptism in the mire of capitalist gutter 3heets. This Code will be published
in part in the next issue of The Toller. We wish to point out m this connection,
that with every refutation in the capitalist press of the processes cf success
ful operation of socialized industry iti Russia a great interest and inojusittvo
ness will be aroused among the workers and by consequent investigation and
reading the trutlAvill at last be acquired.
And predBhsly here is a great field of work for the socialist and com
munist press of tuis couitry to delve in. The truth about Russia must be placed
before the workers. Every paper and evory reader must become an agency
thru which the truth may filter. Readers must prepare to extend the circula
tion of these truth telling papers as widely as possible. The workers must
be reached with the facts. The greatest opportunity of all time is almost face
to face with us. We must prepare to fulfil our duty ir. the monumental task of
distributing this propaganda to America's millions of toliers. It is a work which
every thinking worker should take up with earnestness. Prepare to distribute
the facts about SOCIALIST RUSSIA.
Comrade Markert of Mt. Healthy
states th.'.t there will soon be some
new Sllbs. arrive from that point. The
irmy of sub hustlers is constantly
recruiting new trooper.
,T. Foelster of Davenport, is m
with $0.00 worth of subscriptions this
week He states that he likes the
Dremiumfl which we give as reward
lor setting them.
A donation of ten dollars from
comrades Zhuck ot Youngstown is
testimony to his interest in the
emancipation of the workers and the
rebuilding of socictv upon a basis of
freo'lom and equality.
Comrade L. A. Hospert is still send
ing them In, About ten dollars worth
of new subscriptions each week is his
past month's record. ' Can you beat
Comrade P.rcukai renews his sub
serlption and also encloses two dol
lars form himself ami another comrade
for the great Cause.
Five dollars for subscription cards
and partv work comes from cotimid
J. H. Sims of Bethel.
The cartoon fund is receiving some
boosts this week. Considering the
quality of the product of our Cart
oon Department, we must emphasize
that the fund deserves to grow. A dime
or dollar from YOU will help.
Comrade W. Frederick of Rolleville
., orders a bundle of 100 copies.
Looks like some workers there are to
get some new mental diet.
Order a package of "Slander of
the Toilers". Put them in the shops.
Comrade Walter Conradie, of New
Bremer., remits for three renewals.
Hates that the "Blncl
well worth the price.
And that reminds us that you whoso
subscriptions will soon expire should
renew at once so as not to miss a
chapter of this good story.
Thru the efforts of comrade O.
e-chmid, our NaT dusky list gets n
boost of sixteen new subscribers. Just
a straw that shows how easy it is to
jet them when vou go after them.
Dths pictures are still selling at 25c
I'ltch. Order one and hang it an the
walls of your ionie.
Comrade Spring of Weston W. Va.
is here again with a list of three.
That Weston list is growing.
Comrade Carl Nast of Columbus,
gives capitalism a few good swats this
post week ns a list of six yearlios
ih'ows, lie gets the favorite premium
too, Lenin the Man and His Work.
Those little boosts which the com
rades send in with their renewals
are the best means of introducing The
Toiler to n friend. Any worker will
nppi "date a little gift like a 3 mouths
trial sul.. Send one in with your renewal.
Comrade Sprigs of Weston, W. Va.
remits ft.OO for subscriptions.
A COMMUNIST ... ALMOSTg
While we have had no intentions of carrying on a week-to-week argu
ment with the Miami Valley Socialist, we cannot refrain from complimenting
its editor upon his arrival at another milestone on the way to advocacy of
Communist principles and tactics. And while he continues to resort to comics
we will have to smile in reply. In the last issue the editor say3 in reply to us:
"If we (the Socialist Party) alined merely at putting Socialists
in legislature.) to introduce reforms or to "talk revolution", the Berger
and Albany incidents might be in argument against political action.
But what Socialists seek by pol tical action is not to have a vote
and voice in carrying on the capitalist State; on the contrary, it is to
rally a majority for the abolition of the capitalist state".
The editor of the Miami is perfectly aware that the Communist Labor
Party has not dispensed with political action, so the intimation to that effect
is without force. The editor goes on to give a reason for the Socialist Party's
advocacy of political action in these words:
"Now so long as the capitalist class can pose as the forces
of "law and order." the great inert American masses wiU cling blindly
to them. And so long as the capitalist can hold out the ballot to
them, they will not believe the capitalists have deprived them of
-"liberty." But by politic, a 1 action, by insisting upon the ballot as
tho means of accomplishing the transition from capitalism to industrial
democracy, Socialists force the hand of the capitalist class"
to prove, he should have added, that political action by the working class is
but of secondary value as a weapon to abolish the capitalist state. His
statement amounts to this: that the uso o. the ballot to the workers Is of
more value as a propaganda weapon than as an actual political pry with which
It may hopo to tain power over the State. It Is also in contradiction to his
first statement quoted above. He does not expect to ever "rally a majority"
of votes with which to overthrow capitalism but will use tho ballot to "force
the hand of capitalism."
The above statement comprises a near-declaration of harmony with tho
position of the Communist Labor Party in regard to the uses and value of
working-clasB political action. We had hardly hopod comrade Sharts to
ever make it Aud therein lies our reason for smiling. Has not the logic of
the "Berger and Albany incidents" gotten a bit tho best of comrade Sharts
faith In the power of the ballot to abolish the capitalist State? It looks very
much like it To prove Just how much, wo quote from the Platform of the
C. L. P and ask that you compare the above statement with what follows:
"The most important means of capturing state power for the workers is
the action of tho masses, proceeding from the place where tno worker 4 are
gathered together in the shops and factories. The use of the political machi
nery of the capitalist state for this purpose is only secondary.
However, we do not Ignore the valuo of voting, or of electing candidates
to public office o long as these are of assistance to the workers in their
economic struggle. Political campaigns, and the election of public officials,
provide opportunities for showing up capitalist democracy, educating the
workers to a realisation of tholr class position, and of demonstrating the neces
sity tor the overthrow of the capitalist system. But it must be clearly em
pbaslied that the chance of winning even advanced reforms of the present
capitalist system at the polls is extremely remote; and even if it wero possible,
Add to the value and quality of your
lilirary by taking advantage of our
premium offers. See the advertisement
in this issue.
We note the arrival of two yearlies
from comrade ll.'dden of Kaleva, Mich.
St:ll on the job is he.
"One of the best papers In the
country" is the way comrade Braswell
of Canton expresses his opinion of
WAR ON IGNORANCE!
We have declared WAR on IGNORANCE. Will you enlist in the ranks
of the ENLIGHTENERS? We intend to establish in the State Office of the
Communist Labor Party of Ohio a Book and Pamphlet Department second to
none in the nation. We will handle only the best of the Revolutionary liter
ature of the past and present. We will also publish new literature of oar
own. We have since Jan. 1st gotten one pamphlet off the press, another will
be ready for sale in a few days. Others are contemplated.
The co-operation of all readers of The TOILER and of all I.ooU 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. Ev?ry
worker can sell pamphlets every week to shopmates and other woriters-
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 eaeh, 10 or more 6c each.
Mr. Block and The Profiteers, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
Manifesto of the Communist International, 10c each, 10 or more 6c each.
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 eaeh.
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 40c each.
Solution 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.
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 more $1.00 each.
Stories of the Cave People, $1.25 each, 5 or more $i.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.
They never quit down at Tiellaire.
There is always some action there.
Comrade Frank Stidd proves it bv a
remitance of $4.00 for subs.
Every day the proof is brought home
to us that it is easy to get subscrip
tions for The Toiler. In fact it is
growing easier. Here is another boost
er, comrade Cuther of Youngstown,
who remits $7.50 for new subscrip
tions. What better prcof would you
Comrade Foelster of Davenport is Universal Kinship, Moore, $1.25 each, 5 or more $1.00 each,
getting help in his sub. campaign, he Value Price and Profit, Marx, 60c each, 5 or more 45c each.
(totes. He remit
got the system
for six yearlies. He's
Comrude hospert of Toledo won't
get all the subs there. TIere comes A.
T. Haworth with a bundle of 4. Aud
yet. WO believe there is still some
room for a few other comrades to
catch a few there.
A nice list of nine subscriptions ai
rives from comrade R L. Thompson
of Charlestown W. Ya.
We're Almost Giving Them Away!
"THE SLANDER OF THE TOILERS"
by Geo. R. Kirkpatrick
Contains more Socialist propaganda to the page than any pamphlet wo
know of. And that is the reason YOU should spend a few cents to put it in
the hands of the toilers.
WILL YOU CO-OPERATE WITH US IN DISTRIBUTING
Wo have 4.000 copies of this pamphlet on hand which we want to get
distributed in the shops, mills aud mines just as soon as It can be done. Your
help Is required. We have reduced the price from 3c each to ono cent and the
postage. That is less than cost to us. We have done tint much, will you do
the rost pay that small price and distribute them?
Here are prices on quantities to you postage paid.
35 copies 50c.
75 copies 85c.
100 copies 1.10
200 copies 2.15
500 copies 5.35
No orders accepted for less than S5 copies.
Locals, members and groups send In your orders NOW.
Put this pamphlet whero it will do the most good in the hands of the
Adress Tho Toiler.
TWO 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 aad
interesting literature. Send us $5.00 for an order of the above
titles and we will give you a 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. Yoa sell
the card3 and get your money back. Toiler sub cards sell easily
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY ADDRESS:
THE T OILER
3207 Clark Ave.-Cleveland, Ohio.
Nathan Burlengame, one of the most died of pneumonia February 2nd. Many
earnest comrades of East Liverpool, O., comrades mourn his death.
$i2 Buys 2 Price Combination.
LITERATURE AT A PRICE
WHILE IT LASTS
It is not often that you have tho opportunity to buy Socialist literature
at half price. But in view of th? fact that we will soon lay in a large stock
of new pamphlets and books, we make this half price reduction offer while
these splendid pamphlets last. Here are the titles and retail prices.
T-l.t. . - A.- ShI W
Leus uQea w rnson, n.arsnei 26c now 10c
Trial of Debs, Max Eastman ioc now 5c
The Soviets, 78 Questions and Answers, Rhys Williams 10c now 6c
Crimes of the Bolsheviks, Riebe, ioc now Sc
Soviet Russia, Rhys WlHianis ioc now 5c
Dream of Debs, Jack London, ioc now 5C
Constitution of Soviet RussH in,. now 5c
Manifesto of the Communist International ioc now 5c
T01 "St BOc
Is Your Study Class Organized?
Wfl had expected to publish this So wo say: got as many as Dossihle
these reforms would not weakon the capitalist system.
That the Socialist Party advocates uso of the ballot for the purpose of
"forcing the capitalist class" to prove the baUofs precise value is a new one.
We really thot It took the ballot sarlouily, and can hardly accept comrade
Shart'a definition. It U much easier to believe that comrade Sharts Is some
what out of sympathy with the present day attitude of the Socialist Party on
Will we have to beUeve htm a Communist almost?
void; the first chapter of " Proletarian
Science, an Kconomic Interpretation of
History", by comrade W. K. Ilnynohk
Due to some delay in the mails tho
iiiiiniiseriid did not arrive in time for
this Issue. We nro frankly disappoint
cil mid we know Hint ninny readers :ire
also. Put. it hns its compensating side
too it wdl give some comrades a
chnnce to comple'e nrrangemnnts for
taking up the study of this work with
their friends nnd Local comrades
into a croun for tho studv of Pro.
lets ri.'in Science at least one iTMlag
Wtk. Take up these chnpters as
they are published in The Toiler ami
you will become intensely interested
und better eduentod than most i'ol
lege professors and bourgeois pbilo
Orgnttlw your study clans and pre
pare to ben. 'it all who tako part in
(ho study of these chapters. Get nil
the good possible out of this cout.j