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SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 1920.
and uninterruptedly associated its work with the
general revolutionary struggle of the working
class. Being formally independent of the Party
the Union in fact submitted itself to the direc
tions of the left wing of the Social-democrats
i. e. the bolshevik party, and subsequently the
Communist Party. During the reign of the czar
the economic and political struggle of the Petro
grad Metal Workers Union which existed im
mediately before the advent of the war were in
separably connected. Every economic strike was
converted into a blow against the existing political
system. The masser? of the members of the union
were brought up in a spirit of revolutionary so
The revolutionary struggle is unfolding in all
countries and the metal workers as the section of
the proletariat with the greatest class training is
everywhere at the head of the revolutionary
struggle. Our union is therefore confident of the
early possibly of the revolutionary international
organization of metal workers. The third confer
ence of the union instructed the Central Commit
tee to take steps towards the establishment of
such a union.
Attentively harkening to the footsteps of our
foreign comrades the Russian Metal Workers
Union on the basis of its historical experience is
convinced that the only path to the revival of
humanity is the dictatorship of the proletariat.
The Russian Metal Workers' Union says to it3
foreign comrades "See, we experienced the rule
of bourgeoisie, the rule of a coalition, we thought
to improve our position by fighting for higher
wages, but our experience compelled us to take the
path of socialist revolution. The first years were
indescribably difficult but we are winning and
will conquer and with our own hands will establish
the reign of labor and we look forward with full
confidence to the victory of the workers of West
ern Europe and America."
Tuberculosis And Poverty
Tuberculosis is a poor man's disease. This is the
statement of science. Professor Adams of the
Liverpool University, speaking at a Tuberculosis
Conference in Liverpool last October said, "The
problem of Tuberculosis is an economic one and
not a medical one."
During the year 1919, more than one third of
all the deaths from tuberculosis reported in Mon
tana occured in Silver Bow county, according t
the reports of the state department of public
health. The figures show that out of a total of
479 deaths from consumption in Montana, Silver
Bow county furnished 168.
The high turberculosis death rate in Silver Bow
county is attributed to the fact that employment
in the mines is the cause of many miners cont
racting "miners' consumption."
Mining alone, is not the sole cause of this ter
rible scourge of the world's workers. Bad living
conditions generally, without proper hiegenic
knowledge or facilities is a constant prevailing
circumstance of the workers' life. Such conditions
breed pestilence, disease, chronic disability, many
of which provide the hot bed in which sprout the
deadly germs of consumption.
HE COLDN'T AND HE WOULDN'T.
Samuel Gompers was one of the speakers at
Columbus, Ohio, on last Labor Day. The evening
before he was banqueted at the Deshler Hotel
The Ohio State Journal quoted him as saying at
that time, "Nor would I if T could, nor could I if
I would, detract one iota from the exceptional
work of the Chamber of Commerce of your city."
Comment seems unnecessary.
I NICOLAI LENIN
His Life and Work
By G. Zinovieff. !
"Every institution is the lengthened '
X shadow of a man", wrote Emerson. We don't
X exactly agree with him. But we do know that
the character of Lenin has helped to shape
' the course of the Revolution in Russia and
! the World: that his personality has colored
at every turn the greatest event in history
the establishment of the fir.st Communist
You ought to know the sort of man he
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