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The toiler. (Cleveland, Ohio) 1919-1922, November 13, 1920, Image 14

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THE TOILER
SATURDAY, NOV. 13, 1920.
thing about worsteds and there is a lunch
ahead of him at which he is due to listen to
a lecture by a reformed Russian Revolutionist
who was chased from Nizam Novgorod to Odes
sa and out to sea by the Bolsheviks and who
is going to speak on how to stop Bolshevism in
America out of his experiences in stopping it
in Russia.
So our manufacturer gives the lady his sub
scription to her society for readings from the
Constitution and 'turns to his desk to try to
tarn his living as a manager of such things as
looms. He then in the course of the rest of the
day considers the following propoistions
brought to him by mail or through salesmen:
Membership in the nation-wide "open-shop"
campaign.
Membership in the organization for promot
ing peace with the Orient by favoring the ad
mission of Chinese laborers into this country
"to relieve the congestion in China and to in-
crease the supply of free intelligent non-union
Uabor here.
Subscription to fund for electing sheriff
guaranteed to refuse to permit out-door meet
ings by agitators.
Contribution to owner of dance-hall about to
Tent it for indoor meeting by agitators but
willing to change his mind in possible new light
of contribution.
Project for shop council to bo organized with
in shops by expert from American Shop Sy
stems, Inc., who will train employes to elect
council and be interested in council but not in
terested in union.
Project for new profit-sharing plan.
Project for new wage-bonus plan.
Project for new flat-wage-plus-deferred-annual-bonus
plan, to keep employes on job till
end of year.
Project for reducing labor turnover by loan
ing money to employes to build cottages that
will moor them to the town and keep them from
floating off to the next town.
Annual fees to twelve societies for promoting
compulsory military training in hope that
'. habits of obedience to corporals and sergeants
may produce habits of obedience to foremen
and superintendents a result not noted in Rus
sia or Italy but confidently anticipated here.
Cash by messenger to support lecture tour
by hero who suppressed Bolshevik revolution
on Pacific Slope.
Five-hundred-word statement (to business
magazine on "How I Often Get My Workers to
AVork".
Purchase of assarted samples of devices from
Industrial Inspiration Company, including
time-clocks, entrance-gongs, exit-alarms, wires
conveying continuous production record of each
machine to electric needle running in ink on
individual card in central observation station,
and red, green, white, blue, and purple bulbs
flashing in thirty-nine combinations before
each foreman to indicate state of working act
ivity of each worker at each moment.
Communication from president of local cen
tral labor body asking for interview; answered
by letter saying "We are too busy manufactur
ing worsteds to have any time for taking up
any so-called 'labor problem', and especially
not with individuals or institutions outside our
plant."
It is too much. No fellow's brain can stand
up under it. And the labor movement will real
ly be doing that sort of employer a great kind
ering when it pushes him out of his hysterical
side-lines and gives him some finally honestly
free workers who will do a day's work without
any electrical watching devices stiched to their
shirts and lets him therefore go on back to his
own job of being an industrial manager, not
a universal meddler.
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NICOLAI LENIN
His Life and Work
g By G. ZINOVIEFF
o This is the book which Bob Minor says j
every worker in America should read.
If Minor, who knows Lenin and Russia
and the Revolution, can leam something
from this pamphlet YOU ought to be
jj able to do so.
o Also you ought to get others to read it. jj
25c A COPY, FOUR COPIES $1.00 o
THE TOILER
2 3207 CLARK AVE. CLEVELAND, OHIO
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