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The I. W. W. Preamble
The woiking class aid thi employlg class have nothing In common.
'i'te iiruin he no peat-- sno long l. hunger and want Man found amung mll
lions of workiug p'ople, and the few, who make up the employing class,
h;ve all thle good things of life.
lietween thilse two cl'-ses a HstIggle Iiuul Ko on until the workers of the
S war ll organize as ia class, tuke potsession of the earth and the machinery
il pultidu tiol, andi abolish the wage, systemti. .
"" \%'We lind that the centteilllg of thie aIanageimenlr . of induIastries into fewer
S antd fewer hlands mIakes the trade uniions unable to cope with the ever-grow
iug power of the emiployling lass. 'lhe trae unions foter a state of affairs
w hic'h allows one set of workers to be pittied against another set bt workers
- i the samte inldustry, thereby helping dtefeat oi:e another in wage wars. More
ocei, the. Ia;ide unlios aid in eimploylfKg hlass to mislead the workers into the
I,* lI tIIthl tIlte workiling t la-s havI e Ilint an' s in coi tmmlon with their employers.
'lihc:.e conditiolns can be changed ati the interest of the working class
lupbtl'l otruly by an orgaiilzation formed in such a way that all its membters
In alny one industry, or in all industries, if necessary, cease work whenever a
strlka. or lockkdut on in ilany daepartmelnt thereof, thus nanking an Injury to
,onu ;al Iijinly to all.
Ina:t.ad of the cona lltlie motto, "A fair day's w.age for a fair day's
work,' we Iuslt l sihe on11 our banner the revolutionally watebsurd, "Abo
littoi of tie wage b) sttln."
It is tihe historic amissionll of the working class to do away with capital
ism. Th'lo ray of production ai.ust ie organized, not oanly for thbe everyday
strlUIggle wiltl a'pitalltai.s, baut also to carry onl production when' capitalllsJa
hsta:ll Iihae bt'ea overthrown. Ity org:anzling intduastrially we are foruing the
stlructure of lhti new socit'it) ilth tlite shell of the old.
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To "'I w Voice o tIlhe P'eople" -
I'Please allow meit. s.pace ill your col
unIu.. I notice in The Voice of The
'mlde ;tan ;article fronm Fellow-W'orker
Iuict'. I'ellow-Worke'r Iice stated iin
li artl t'le', reflerring to the strike at
I',loclck, that "a w,1ould-be Napoleoll
le;dtl(' ritt r II l i' IIdcort1 the woods al(l
It, l til('I I t u I to go to work, provided
Ilt'y culh ge.t lack onl their job." As
I wh. it' th ily' one that welt frok t
tii. ,L \\r' l kindly I15k I'ellow -
o tllock tI V the woodst, li pp.e ta he hadi
reference to 1 afficers the "wouldth-e
\ t i, , 'll,, " Itn ilon t . 'I I l'h t ,lcuse
I'1111w-Wrk r ick. of ally exaggera
bc ..sIl, leor, ;it Pollock, there w as
loc1, to I.l' -. 't collee tIutiu, muchi('l
r, I. ; (.- a tnull. It is t' i i4' th1 11t t few of
t 'he \\age workerlll4 dild Iquit work. llut
I ldl not tell .any one lto retuirn to
Twork". I w ill k, indly ask Fel low
\ ,,orker ice It Ine surel' tlhat hle is
r IgI hIt nld trl go ahead, tand, the next
I)t' lithe w Ishel to refer to me thLirough
I1 L t'at l'r, he w ill please use mIIl n ame,
: -. I d r. not Ik, to be accused of tryingthOb l.
illto º1 u u rp ally authority in the revolu
Y . 11. ICIAISMWN.
CNAlEsn. MIl, a s., 113 W.KIl, 1 .
New Officers South
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I :I11 enclo' ing a>i t "coy ot refer" ' -'f''i
,dutl ;ote aS' r'eturnetl IO", the resi(ec
!i\ ocal<. The 'a;tiolal ()llieerr.
. ct'd b ;, i ;.t mu t'rity vole atr"( as f. il
\1t in !a l; , ias S, r ', southern Il)is
Ir1,l. .\. I.. (;ul olh ry (resigned) : I'di
I, r. ThI, . \,cake ,f t hI I'eople, ('m ing
tl Ilol,11. show i n cn relort; (;. I:. it.,
.l I,,I.r S.,littut ur I i-trict..1. N . Phil
li1, N. I':. I:., , '11m er iouthern i)is
trict, \V":. . I I llin, sw artlh; N. I. IL,
.x,.,ll~e r ,outllerl l District, 1). 1;, (;or
,t,,: N. I.. 1"..h110 bller SoIthern I)is
t n'it, F. `t', \eno : N. V. I!., i11enml r
.,lo thtrn Ili-trict F. I.. Ashworth;
I ,hlegat e to tilt- ;,lGeral Convention of
i.\tte- :) . J.\ S.MIT'l- , sec.
I lt l ,11 . 1:, +.!, tlnet ,h 1, "m l nn t flrk tt
Intil : i*' ll . I -. 1. |l t|.hem t - kr Il t I. l o [d
., 1.t. 1 tr il %ll 11 do > tI.'| or thinkll" i ann
n I, ,i t lt. t t.l l k. I Ing.
To the "Peons" of W.
La., and E. Texas.
By W. M. Witt.
I O N"I' bIite at the bait the blosses'
have thrown you in the shape of a
two-weeks and weekly pay-day.
I hear somen of you are (;I II'IN(;
this down, hook and All,.
I ()N"1' be misled by any such fore
sight upon the part of your Master.;.
IEMEMBElI'R, that a weekly or semi
,mothly pay-day is ALL, you will ever
get, and that the timber thieves will
work you IIAltRER:Iit and charge you
MORE for the neessities of life in or
der to oilff-set the. earlier pay-day.
When you are caught by this bait
you will NOT get loose, because the
alluring bait is fastened to an iron
,ook and the hook to a capitalistic
line of gred and lust.
Amn again, I()N'T allow the action
of any so-called leader or leaders to
side-track you from the path of duty.
Your duty is to ORG(;ANIZE, ()I
Also remenlber, that any pre
inounced leader is MIE 1lE':1Y a man the
same as yourself, and it is withiin your
jurisdiction when a leader or leaders
fail in their duty, to re-call them IM
MEDIATELY and install those who
will "produce the goods."
I)( N'T depend on any leader other
than yourself, and I )ON'T forget that
the success of our future depends
NOT upon anyone man or set of men,
but upon our own individual actions.
The ST'I'ION(;E-ST'I rope is made of
SMALL,, strands and the rope of or
ganization is made up of working peo
ple, each one represnting a strand in
this 'POWERFUL rope.
Leave the bait ALONE. Ioll up
your sleeves and fight harder than
ever. OR(ANIZE and set your hooks
for the "boss." lie is QUITE a sly
OLi1) fox, but he will occasionally bite,
if you are ('ARIE'FI:I, to cover up the
hook with what looks like a (;00()()I
To get he "bo)ss" to thinking it is
NE('ESSARY to strike him always
about the flank, where he carries his
To start a "hone-head" to thinking
you MUST hit him about the pit of
That's where the "boss' ALWAYS
In conclusion, I ask you NOT as
slaves, but, as MEN to NOT get care
less in this (;REAT work of organi
zation, but RIEI)OI'IILE your efforts.
In organization there is power, free
dom and the enjoyment of life. In dis
organization, starvation, slavery and
Organization means salvation NOT
in the sweet by-and-by but in the
AII, important NO()W and N()W.
()rganization means life.
Without organiztion your fate is
sealed and your stars ,,f holpe has
ALWAYS HEARI in mind that,
";odd helps those who FIRST help
Re Press Fund.
'To 'all lo'aI l l'nionl and Members of the
I. W. W., everywhere:
1"ellow-workers-- lnder date of July
2:1h. 19!1:, 1 made the first tentative call
to, Ihmlanlers or the N. I. U. of F. and
I,. W\ to donahte what they could for the
llUrp,,se. of buying a press of our own.
The. respllls has been such as to justify
thi prisen.lt appeal for immediately get
targ tlogethe'r t te' ttal amouint needed
The' nmii of thie "Lumberjack" has been
changed to "The Voice of the People,"
Ie,.s1,.( manry of the workers were led
to think that. "The Lumberjack" was
iublisheld in the interest of the Forest
and Imnlmber Workers only. As before,
i, is an I. W. W. paper and will be pub
lished in thlli ilnterest of all wage workers
l'hiFs paper in the seven months of its
existence hats done more in the Southern
I listrict to, arouse a revolutionary spirit
amrglill the wage workers than all other
papers. Fl"r this reason the Lumber
K ings and Land Pirates have started
th,.ir li,.ght ,n it. ,alusing us to Imove
fro,m ,' oneprinting house to another.
It. is the puIrpose of the capitalists to
holllld tus from plr Ie to place in order
pat the paper olut of business.
N,,u it is our purpose to huy a press
,,f our own. This can be done I,y the
m beiblIrs of the 1. W. W., and without
aiy Iurlden if each member will do his
his liuty. This fond is already well
startedl and will be continued until
sotlic'ientl tl, i, ver the cost of a press has
Ine.., raised. To think of handling the
situll;iiiio here ill the South without a
pal"per 1,ou11(l b1 folly. E'xperienee has
liaught us that publieity is our greatest
w\i,'lpon, Iand that to depend on other
revolutioary papers hwlated too far
alway would leave us handicapped.
The' Sollathern I)istrict is the :second
largest in1 the I nited States, and it is
illerLative tlhat we have this press Iw
fore the next battle in our war with the
"Masters" of this section.
Intenmeber, fellow-workers, in the corn
ing revolution every worker must know
every other worker, and so the workers
must control the source of information
an d education. We must know that
revolltionary Industrial IUnionism will
le spread through the columns of our
Il'lp(rs to all the workers, eveni into the
limost remllote parts of the "Jungle." It
is important that we own and control a
revolutlionary paper here in the South
for the reason that we are situated a
lng way from either of the other I. W.
W. organs. The South is ripe for agi.
tation, education, and organization will
follow if the spirit of dseontent can be
ke.pt alive, and it cain, by establishing
our (,wn press so that we can hear The
V'oice of the People every week.
In the South, thousands of wage work
ers in the lumber, agricultural and
IrulaslprtIat ionll industries are waiting
for tihe Iessage of the ONE BIG UNION
of tlhe 1. W. W., and to estilblish our
press here will be the quickest way to
reach thela andL educate thenm to our
way E.f thinking. Another thing, it will
hI a solrce of great satisfaction to the
i,,igratory workers who drift into the
Soutlhern climnate to spend the winters,
to, find an I. W. W. paper giving the
,I.cllitiiils of tile Southern District.
'That a revolution is brewing in the
Sotlh i uo ine knows better than we dl,
arnl tIo establish this paper niow means
that we are preparing for the struggle.
FIl!,,w-u orkers, we will not a.lcpet NO
for an answer. (Call the attention of the
anaaeanierslhiap to this ,u.stion and donate
as llicllh as o ca for the Ilirpose Il
.establ ishlinaa anothcr fighting inachine in
the r;aiiks ,f the I. W. W. anld where it.
is bo hadly needed.
li'ell(m, e.r, aut a ,llr of this fund
Sill hE used tlhan ti, buy a press. This
ipr I ill be 'I ,,ntrille dI by the enuer
Ir.ishiP .as hltret , (fore. \Vhein enough
,lalv s la,- , n I ,,dnait,! it will be turned
,,\',,r t,, thn. Ii'r., coillnillittc' ib' the COil
1ii i ,t t Ia, aIah-nitlershlai p of itle organiiia
lill. 'l aisc Ialllittel'c. c((illol.se( d o( f le')na
1 " I ,'s -h--tet 1E tlhe valriulis locals will
,ciisiitut lllth at Ihl ,riit' ii anikinig a
.\ tiialaciial stateaenuat will be naailed
.nllCe each Ill anth to those who donate.
s Siid all Inaltiains ;titlq(iEih ft(r the pr*s
furd to Jlay Snmith, P. O. Box 78,
YI'lirs fr Ixaiastrial Freednom,
by Emile Pouget. This is the classic work on the subject, telling
how this new weapon is used by the workingmen of Europe. It was
translated by Arturo Giovanitti while the capitalists kept him in jail
in Lawrence. He also wrote an introduction as good as the book it
self, and that is saying a great deal. Cloth, 50 cents; paper, 2f
cents, postpaid. Address The Voice of The Peopk, 335 Carondelet
Street, New Orleans, La.
Send inl a club of Five Annual subscribers or more to "The
Voice" and we % ill send to each, free, a copy of Sabotage, a book
every worker should read.
PRESS FUND ACCOUNT.
Alexandria, La., July 31, 1913.
The following donations have been
received for the press fund:
July 8, Mrs. Ruby Idem, Cal
vin, La., Donated $ 5 00
July 15, Local Union No. 396,
J. H. Fletcher 6 00
July 16, Local Union No. 275
W. C. Taylor 20 00
July 23, F. F., Personal dona
July ;0, J. T. Whatley, Person
al donation 1 00)
Total $32 50
The above is the total to date. Oth
er locals in the Southern l)istrict have
promised donations to this fund, Iew
sides individuals are contributing to
this fund in order to keep a revolu
tionary paper in the Southern l)is
trict where it is so badly needed.
I have sent out my appeal to sever
al radical papers and requeste(d them
to publish the same in order that our
call may reach as many of the work
(ers as possible in other parts of the
country. With this press owned and
controlled by the membership of the
organization, our future :;truggles
with the "Masters" will be carried on
without fear of having to move from
place to place as we have been forced
to do in the past.
Yours for Industrial Freedom,
Secretary Southern I)istrict.
NO. 84 EXPELS HEINDRI('IIS.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. q, 191%:.
To all I. W. W. Locals.
Fellow-Workers: 1v action of Lo
cal 81, 1. W. W., at a regular business
meeting this (late, Ex-Secretary Al.
lleindrichs was expelled from Iocal
81 for absconding with funds to the
sum of $12.29. lie was granted every
oportunity to refund this money, but
deliberately failed to do so.
All Locals are warned to look out
Yours for Industrial Freedom.
J. W. KELLY,
Acting Secretary, Iocal Xl.
RI('E AT ItoSEI'INE.
Fellow-Worker I:ice lectured here
on the first and second of this month
to a good crowd--150 being at each
meeting. Ilis talk on Industrial I n
ionism was illuminating and was very
well received, and enjoyed by the
bunch of rebels and sympathizers in
attendance. Much literature was sohl
by Fellow-Worker Rice, which was
the finest feature of all, as it showedl
that the workers here are anxious to
absorb the teachings of TH 'E ON V:
1I(; I'NION; he left this (Sunday)
morning for Ilaymons, where hle i:.
billed to speak on the :ird.
PRESS C(OMMITT 'l E.
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I L is reported that a young married
woman in this city KNEADS bread
with her gloves on. While this is
quite peculiar, it is not the only case,
for the Editor of this paper:.NEEDS
bread with his shoes on, NEEDS
b)read with his shirt on, NEEDS bread
with his parnls on, and if more of his
Fellow-Workers do not hurry up and
make t noise like boosters, he will
Ni"EI ; bread without a thing on and
this ;int no (;Garden of Eden either.
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TilEI V( )1(IK OF TillI I'EOI'LE.
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you a. dollar to apply on "Bundle
Account;" hope you can use it O. K.
You are getting out a pretty god pa
per lately, and it takes a good one to
convert the Southern "Sissor Bill,"
but I don't think they are any worse
than the Northern ones are. "Busi
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time, as this is the slack season here,
in Stockton, Calif.
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