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FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 1920
Send In the News
Don't you think the Toiler would be mucn
better if we had every week a number of first
hand accounts of strikes and other demonstrations
of working class revolt in all parts of the country ?
That is what we think. Most working class papers
are "dry" reading to the average worker because
they contain too much abstract theorizing and not
enough interesting news.
One of the main purposes of the Toiler is to
engender a militant spirit in the ranks of the
workers. A fighting working class will be the
conquering class; and this necessary quality will
be fostered and stimulated by example more than
by precept. The most effective argument is the
news account related from the revolutionary point
We are gradually building up a staff of volu
teer reporters who are sending in matter of this
kind regularly. Our hope is that this voluntary
organization will grow until we have a reporter in
every city who will gather the news for the Toi
ler and send it in. Will you be one of them?
The labor cost of coal has gone up since 1914
per ton, from $1.59 to $2.71, or 70.5. Other
expenses of mining have made the increase of
mine cost 74.1. But the selling price at the
mine has gone up 116.5. The sales agent's
profits have jumped (571.4.
It has been established that the coal operat
ors and the sales agents work hand in hand.
Indeed, th-oy nre often the same people, doing
business both ways. At the same time there is
n similar partnership or identity with the rail
raod management, and the cycle is thus com
plete. That is why the price of coal can be so
Openly and completely manipulated.
Will fill , series of speaking dates in
Ohio beginning Oct. 17th to 30th inclusive.
Ho will speak under the direction of the
Nati6r.nl Defense Committe.
Arrange a Robert Minor Meeting.
We will help you do it. Address The Toiler
I- , r --- J
Kentucky is the twenty-ninth sedition-law.
state. It might serve as a model for other States
not yet possessing a law of that kind.
The law miight .be a pattern for "free"
America, not only as regards the penalty, which
smells of the Middle Ages, but also the punish
ment that even the peace officer leceivcs if
he fails to-prform his "duty."
"It shall be unlawful for any person or per
sons, by speech, writing, or otherwise, te
arouse, incite, or fix enmity, discord or strife,
or ill feeling, between classes of persons for the
purpose of inducing tumult or disorder."
The penalty is 21 years, and $10,000 fine or
His co-worker and life long comrade.
President of the Third International.
LENIN DID NOT DROP FROM THE
SKY in the hour of Russia's crisis and
assume the terrific responsibilities of the
leadership of the revolution. On the con
trary, hei was a recognized reality for
many years in European revolutionary
And he was most frequently in a minor
ity. Not until all other leadership had
failed was he called upon to take his place
at the helm of Russia's destiny and the
leadership of the proletarian world revolu
tion. His friend and comrade, Zinovieff, tells
in Miis pamphlet of his life previous to ;
election as Premier of the Russian Soviet
Republic. It is a 48 page pamphlet of
consuming interest and inspiration. Every
Communist, Socialist and Radical will find
it a valuable addition to his library.
We ask you to help in its wide distribu
tion. Ready for delivery Oot. 1st. Advance
orders solicited. Address the Toiler.