SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 1920.
A Sociable Way To Help 'The Toiler"
, In our last week's issue we told you of our
Many months long struggle against the rising cost
f print paper. We told you that the price had
risen from 6 cents per pound to 15 cents. Not only
has risen to that extremely high price but no vis
sible sign is seen that the price will be less. Not
only that a graver difficulty is our lack of suf
ficient funds to pay the CASH DOWN that is
demanded. Credit, in so far as the purchase of
paper is concerned has been practically wiped out.
Cash is demanded, cash must be had ready at
We asked our readers to help us in this dif
ficult situation. We asked that our readers who
have failth in The Toiler, who believe that the
principles it upholds, that the doctrines it teach
es are worth something to the workers in their
struggle against their exploiters we asked these
comrades to help us, to make a donation toward
our Paper Fund.
There are many comrades who can do this
without any inconvenience or hardship. When we
tonsider the value of The Toiler to the workers
in this struggle, then we must see that the pay
ment of the yearly subscription price is not our
whole duty toward it. The workers should jealous
ly guard their press and never allow it to suffer
from lack of support. It is one of their strongest
weapons in the class war. We should make the
greatest use of it and support it with our last dol
lar. Another way to help.
We want to tell you this week of a way in
which you can help our paper fund to grow. Here
it is. Winter months are here. Outdoor amuse
ments will be practically taboo for a long time.
But radicals are social creatures. Winter or sum
mer they like to get to gether. And now, with
revolution spreading over the whole world they
have much to discuss and to learn by discussion.
Winter months mean indoor socials, entertain
ments 'get togethers' of various kinds. We
should make the most of this spirit of sociability
which is such a strong factor in our Movement.
Comrades can have many such affairs this
winter. Many public gatherings can be arranged
which can be turned into a profitable thing for
our Movement The social spirit can be harnessed
and made to work for us and our propaganda. In
fact that is something which capitalism does. It
turns the social spirit of human beings into profit
for capitalism. We should be as wise and twra
this social spirit of the workers into a benefit t
the workers instead of profit takers.
And that is what we ask you to do. Comrades
who see one another often can easily arrange so
cials, dances, card parties various affairs for the
benefit of The Toiler. This is what we ask you to
do this month of NOVEMBER. Have a Toiler
Benefit Social. Many, many groups of comrades
can arrange these affairs. Just think what a
hundred such affairs would mean to our Paper
Fund. Even at the tow estimate of ten dollars pro
fit on each affair, the whole would mean a thou
sand dollars with which to buy paper for The Toi
ler. That would be a lift, a real b'ft that would
mean much to us.
We want you to eonsider this proposition, ft
is feasible. It can be done. In fact, it can be done
regularly once a month all thru the winter. But
make a start now, this month of November. Hold
your first Toiler Benefit. Write to us that yo
are doing so. Maybe we can help you in some way.
Who will be the first to write to us saying, "We
are going to hold a Toiler Benefit this November"?
Individual comrades who are so unfortunate
as to be out of communication with others and un
able to help in this way should nevertheless help
in the way they can by individual donations.
Workers, support your own paper.
HERE'S A LIFT FOR THE PAPER FUND.
The Toiler: I am sending you herewith
$ for your Paper Fund.
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