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Southern Lumberjacks & Oil Workers, Organise! Unite! Revolt!
This is Number 58 Organization Is Power I 59""'--' THE VOICE te PEOL Owned by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie t An Injury to One is an Injury to VOL. III-No. 7. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 191+ OT IS RIHT The Man, Carl Person .\ 11.\[. lie's ira jrisec c,'lII in thlce' lle' , city tof ('I lirt,, . hlln ,is l is aIie' is ('Jla l'.rsea , Str'ik,' ,''eI'ti' rt a' the Inrai''ilamnii NS .stc'iraoI n ;I]al v Shoh 'ii 's I'e.h.er'at ir, . I1I' isa ,ha;argat'l \\ith lrclalrae'r. ill th;lat Ile' killl i l'', 'i ta" r ss if hi a , an lif' a. iualr iana -seJ'i h ef thie' Illiais I(' cntrt at l t ilrcaa, .. l',lt iet l,,r tins is ('Iarl lersaca, i, .jail .lhaIrg'dc lrtah "r'ilnaar r il the lii'e i ht ere.." 'fe',r ih;irlly ln weSek ltass.s i, a bul ihe guialnlaran at' ttae' l Ilaorais ( 'te'trail Jire h.lniaee iag ,ctw jir e,'chi hlhlt wacrkinrrgmlcc', aiad Ilc) ;a rres,tsl. ire' raarla , I lanca race nn ra tar is e'|achr,'c'c. N,. na t ,r thi.ts is ( Jarl tero.rnser ira .jail tee-night. Ilis raI' I 'nr illce iN rlict rlllrtflc', (ft'r te ec.etlllllit alla r. aI r ccia' Ilrlarst firt ki lill illll i raai a'i i l c'eeld inc l) his. rI'J e.rimre is this: Ie tteck III) ia fight that s.'c',rinrgly \vwna lost . ie hihalte' I a .rarr, elisc.eeragael anret ii re'tr'e',Jc tie ijistilhet iiJtce it Ja r'w hice'. Jr n.'\w slirit; Ie. h c.is re',ihrilizi.ii its sluItterntl re'gi rrIa'11is rural tarrarinrg the I'e'tr'.a't irte ,an aiii, ri aUllt r'i.tariueis Iaareih. Thins is the' rea.d 'rne.' tirhat hiJI t'a''n ce,' rrmit te't 1,v ('arl I'e.rse. II , /ai'gIa a'il and rcal/ 0cc cc/lily uf ii (/4 aaaciuae cmnaca ide ' Jug' Iha fri c c/inc cef lees /a lss. Ne'v.cr has his gle';lllllerir paI l'be'rn liftc'tl exc''plt te, stir hIis c.laJss, tlhe \Werkingl ('lass. tee I'TNI'Y fir thic Iast grn(':e Iettthi' fcr iIa;I aIn Iihe'rt... It is tf'r this thiat hie lic's ia th, .ail rit (ei ivhllrta te-Irgrht with that' rrllllr'lerlris c'allta;llist itr''ss sthrie'tkiig to a he~tile 'iaiin rllllnniiv tae tlake his li ife. rt tr'r',emi himr. btut frcml thie weerkars. e,'at ,,eterl. tl'cliw-w, iarkal'rs, ar rrarl n likc. hifiun givenr uIata s, s. lI IIY Till LI\IN( I(;)))S IIe K IALL NEITIIE 1)IE NO(I I I.111'tIeIISONEI) IF YOU I)0 YORl'h I)1'TY ilY 11I.1i ASlIE IIAS DONE ItY Yan" Icoael ,er Jarcahtr iagem. hiris great lr'cs pJ,. ricl. "Jail t'Jciei'i's," ;i''anal tI llrm' if .eaIl thillk this .\lAN shiuiltl (aitr ? let tihre .1,sta,.r ('l;acs~' taa'e' yeer unalisw.ar in tcane'sI ,el trharete', rarcr ;rl at thIat n;Irs1wer ae': ( '.\ItA EIIlSON ('O VINI;TriN lIlaisI. Boyd, The Saboteur 'Ie ,.r;\ ,vst ,f s ill ir.is I. ',re . tit, ('cirts ef the IrI ite. I State'; s a ite m i'er , ,nle e l thi 1th it lcst.. it I';ater seare N. .5. It is neaot a trial a1r' i'ietl rg,. rier' aI'V'In fear in retll ' ,r. tctll ii i. el r' eter rr rtarII 'aIl rllri . ; l, llll ie le' s.. It i5 a trial lr' ;, istlli ii ' a 'etiv(e la'V eef S .naatrtca' rias . a terinr .ipl.. ian tie llhate I; at.l~rn silk strike. ''ra'elriek Sirrucr iHavel elar,.ei ,+el,,Il, tee Jc.e\'a, ene' Snrblfe e ainie tire amrastr .hss as rrew s.'e'kirrt tea ,at a ,ver with hitu l ' ,r it. Ilis nasa' is iiiiee'retaape'al neiinirst e se'ita'rcee eel a'a'n11r a l' a l ' ll l ire . Ilrisll|r)ri,ll It .I. tla',li~m rikr'.1ai. ,l'a r ra e narc .,le't : thre h wyv .re ra' Isells' t ,e Itrepe;r'e the' e'i'e' crailites tcl .a ' e' t lcl ir naer1.11c'. \\ill \ial ;ili,,\ ecilar' lri ri lcl. tea Ilee ele't'nate-,. milc| tre ,aeo'k, rC's ,e,,l,., irrc t',,;rrt e" e 0l' mie itic t er If rera'ch i "'ribo , l. ,e_, I',tr Ilutek at tr ael' i s 7 r n ill .c'err hralta ti e.st.itehlisih tihe ri'l iilht e' ef eril, er's nare. i er'ituiiiza'r' nJlcit sjec':iker's ti re I '. W . t' t ler'.nei'c reical te Ieria tice' nirtrihii.tnr ald e'r' i irlhirgi tlhea see' lit ncr ailly linac'? Thie clt'i'ret, ,," l;anete re'ac',ah's oler thre 'itarls tfire' Mael'ters tire-ia loeethai i cks. lDe tourrr anweeriar e,1 Ir h, . ,r.li' s ,i ar'a ' I ... real l , . I) t I ra ,a11an tea ' cihr vi-t lki ! 7 S'atrt all tir , ti .l'essic' \sihil'a. "rc',astire'r. 127 'a lar SItrect. \ ,t " "k I'it t. MORALS EFFICIENCY. \\h,'e hall s ir . hI I , Ir, i t\ . 5 ''t reita ,f ,it cern ' ai,'e' rti est iite ei'5 . I'1 1' rrls i': ci I ',-Iisla.r i tsburt t'cle a'pts that ;i l;ii''Zc' i 'lrci. .i ',f the- t'reeiri, tar's ccl' i it, l ct' ut latei cs erc mi,;rr'.e I rate. ii i'ee , ec,,u l l t'c >s , ,i ; iiii tie,,! ih , a',,ia ,,iic te/ . rarla-r's enal Iwe tree thiker'. ii ,i l isr ai/h fl , , l 'i ' a tiiir i lf ,iaee , i/icei'ei * lTr SBasseEs. SUBSCRIBE TO THlE VOICE. An Un-Crimed Crime f Yesterweek it was a "erimle" to try to take arms ilt, i .lxitc,. Yestl4rwe4k Range'l, Cline and their ,n comlanions we.re, hunted down. shot iup, maltreated, S ,jai.led. nslnlltncetd. antl are slill be'ing "'tried" and rail. f oadled to theIll infar)oltuIL priJsonIs ofi he savage State of rTexas, fr Ino other crill. II This was yesterweek but yesterday the Iresident k hof the Inited States issued all ordler and, so, the e "rime" for whiclh the savages of the Whiskey and a andlollr Ring-run State of Texas is .seeking the lives 4. ,f ('line and Ranlgel and long years of slow and tor turing death in their prisons hells for twelve other s44liers of human lilwrty, is no more a "'rime.' The "crime" of yestethteek has. by the order of t yesterdayl l'o.mn,.' lawful, right, virtuous. yet still are. our .,n'orahdes fa'ing Johu, henry Kirby's were S l lves and fighting with empty and nak'ed hands for their lives and lilrties. For them nto ordler issues Ifrom the President carrying a ntllie*age of liberty. TIIllEY ARE WORKIN(1MEN. SThey are,' workinigmen, taken with the warery, '" ILlnd and Liberty!" on their lips, aind to raise that cry in l'xas is a c'rime bw'side which the "inpardon ab.le. sin" is white as driven snow. And 4so nur cornraihs ('line and Rangel are to dlie. .\lid w; tw.elve others are to rot their splendid lives away ill ldungelons he'idiou.s beyond des'ription, to get a faint idea otf which read the article on another page, "Jail C4londitionts in Texas." Thus our ciomrades are to be tortured, shamed and inurldered, for a crime that is no more a crime. IF YOI'. TIIE WORLD'S WORKER.M, ALLOW IT! a Fellow Editors of the Rebel Press. again I appeal I, yi. to tlIurn' your mighty batteries on the savage go4verllmentl of the savage State of ''e4as and force it tI, rele.ase. our comnrade(s in the war for Human Liberty. I alpeal to you! ('OVIIN(TON HALL. Sweet Home Scab Shot? The' t'o llowin·,ig dislJpatch is from ''"The States" of the ºth instant : "'Aleh'x ria Ila. Strikers inl alllbullsh are believed to have fired i'. Ihi'I ',,llins, e'mployve of the Sweet Illne (lul4mber (',IpaiyV, ten miles from Ball, La. W ,11ul.ed inl the Ieatld. ('cllins will r'ecover." As youi will hobserve Ithe shllstiilg isn, of 'ourse, laid ai 1the ,hr of lthe strike.rs. hilt as the whole Sweet l,4m4' c,.ountlr. is loa,.ed1 up with gunmen, we have ,uir douhlts. 4sl4p.ciall\ as TIlE 'VO('E hais no news fri, ll there. except thal llhe boys are still holding the 'runt lhwn fight.l and this tholugh the Company is sai a be ipaving strike-hbreakers TH'IIREE DOLLARS I'EI? El;lll'T 11I'01 I)AY ANI) BOARID. Y'(,I will re'e'mler. yuI Iam hberj,.aks, that the dear, ,!,n.I Iiurmler Kings swore by the Et 'nial that it would i'4eak therln flat to gralnlt our I 'NIO)N DEMANDS for $2.53) pe'r ninei' houir dlay, won't you ' N4w., here 'hey co('lile. paying sea.bs. the lowest thing ill hlumnai forhm on e4arth. THREll E D)OLL.ARS PER EI;I'T 1101'l D)AY ANI) OAR)D! Nu;f slI. If .unm don'l Zget ill the I'nion and make them .ote4. a.ross with at. least; at seab's wages for '( )I'. w'.ell. v.,in ,ight to go ,' ;rd dlie. 'OIll) REB. "JOLTS AND JARS." th. f1,,, ,,f sc.ientc.', ftr ht' realiz,'s that sc'incttee is his fri,.nI, a1. l thalt h 'ienltitic. ,r;rgaixaltii, will emanei paf,' himi. ()tar llait4trs ''p'lps '.i"'Itilf', fa,'ts wit'h I;llt;aistic . I he', 'ies. I, I I I1,,, isthat 111 ,'xlh, i;ahh, so~ 444t1hintg that tells ,,I " Ith,' o,,rkiii'. c'lass 14an44 41nl44,,yinl g .lass have I41 hilli ill ii lll1ll( 11. 1/44e r ,s 444,r, 144,4r il 4 I 1H.kinig a t4o ' over with a k ili' t I 114i1 tlher, is ill kil,4kiug at 5444114' w(,rking 41;111S Ibac,'k ,1,,4r. 1/4h r' is 4,,r, /, r'is,, inll starvinig than .anl)hing. ibut Itith thle 'i,'nlrmni,4s ;alll,,4lut of fo,,l prolluc'ed4 annually it is 14,l nc',',ss.iary t1,, h ,'it'hl.r. I',r,' rl'/ is the, c('a1s4' ,,f dlisease. C(al)italism is the ..u1s,1 ,ft p',vrtly. I'n'rga;tnizte4 working men are re ,1l4ponsihl' f',r 1,4th. ORGANIZE! Rebels Called To Kansas City Special wire to The Voice. Free speech in Kansas City requires support of all locals and members to maintain organization in mid die States. Police using tactics of clubbing to avoid arrest. Men in jail standing firm. Money is needed to aid and men to fight. On to K. C. You Bebels! PRE4S COMMITTEE, 15 West Missouri Ave., Kansas City, Mo. HATE FOR HATE AND RUTH FOR RUTH. EYE FOR EYE AND TOOTH FOR TOOTH. SCORN FOR SCORN AND SMILE FOR SMILE. LOVE FOR LOVE AND GUILE FOR GUILE. WAR FOR WAR AND WOE FOR WOE. BLOOD FOR BLOOD AND BLOW FOR BLOW!-Redbeard. Power of the Voice We are not boasting. You who have read and watched know that this we say is truth. THE VOICE took up the fight for a cleaning up of the Lumber Towns and Camps, and the Aiaoeia Ihtion was FORCED to make a move in the direction of better sanitary conditions. THE VOICE took up the fight against the Loan Sharks preying on the Working Class of New Or leans and FORCED a fight upon this nefarious business. TIHE VOICE called on the Robbed Homesteaders to get together for action and offered its columns to aid them in their fight to maintain their rights, and the next w eek it was announced from WAshington that the government had affected a compromise with the Land Thieves, but we want no contpromise-we want every acre of stolen land in the South to be returned to the Workers. TIHE VOICE. but for it our Negro Fellow-worker (aines would have been railroade'd to the levees, and but for it th,, Fruit Trust would have been, able to victimise many of its striking Seamen. But all this, and more. much more. THE VOICE has been able to do only because it is YOUR paper, only because YOl' have stool behind it, only because it has unflinchingly told the TRITH regarding the co(nditions in which they lived and the TRUTH of the great struggle of the Workers toward the light. TIIE VOICE, its power is only the power of the Rebels who have stood back of it in the long strife of the long days that have past since it was given birth by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie. It, TIIE VOICE, is the greatest machine they have yet created for the Revolutionizing and Civilizing of the 'South. TIIE VOICE, your pIapr, shall it fail and die? It will take action on the part of all Rebels to save it and make it a still greater machine than ever in the cause of Labor's Eman.cipatiou, the only cause on Earth worth dying, worth living for. 1 So far this month the donations to the Maintenance Fund have been as follows: Candlido Vtiga ............................. $ .50 Win. Loree ................. ................ 2.00 N. B. T. ......... ...... ............. 1.00 Total ................................$3.50 This is up to Saturday night, the 7th instant. Do all YOU can to help and urge your Local to remit AT ONCE its account owing THIE VOICE. TIIE POWER OF TIIE VOICE-if you could see that POWER working as I can see it here, you t wouJd kno. how great is the POWER of the REBELS, he they but a handful, who aginst en trenched and brazen Wrong take up the sword for Humanity and Liberty. There is in me no power but that which comes from the REBEL UNITY of my Fellow Rebels. There is no other power in me- 2 COVINOTON HALL. Call to Southera Oil Workers The Oil Industry is ripe for organisation, not only in Oklahoma, but all over the country. The slaves of the oil fields have been exploited to the limit, for years they .have been working their heads off, each one trying to out-do the othr. Especially was this the case on the Pine lines where each gang was trying to beat the other's record. And the poor slaves were more interested in the race than were their foremen, and if one of their fellow workers failed to hit the ball, he was considered a poor excuse for a man. The work on the Pipe line is so hard and fast that few men last over a month at a stretch, two weeks being about the average But at last they are beginning to realize the itet that the shorter the hours and slower the pace, the larger will be the pay envelope. Ove one hundred are al ready ined up in the One Big Union, and more are coming. Now, HOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU OIL WORKERSt You Drillrs? bol dressers? Gaugers? Pumpers and connection men? Don't you think it is about time to get together for a shorter working dlay Don't forget that shorter hours and Bigger Pay go hand in hand. Organize Indusrially and you can have an eight hour day throughout the oil fields by the frst of April. Read the press and the literature of the I. W. W. Educate yourselves and agitate among your fellow-workers. Line up in the One Big Union and the goods will soon be coming our way. For further information, write to Jack Law, Secre tary, No. 586, Oil Workers Industrial Union, I. W. W. Tulsa, Oklahoma. Calgary Rebels Fighting Armed Bosses With Bare Hands Walter McConnel, former Secretary of Local 79, while taking active part in the unemployed movement in this city (object of movement being to force city to provide work for unemployed) was arrested for acting as spokesman, explaining the position of a man without work or money, and how circumstances force starving men to act. For stating the truth he was arrested and placed under prohibitive bail, in company with Frank Nolan, a member of the unemployed whose trial shows clearly that prohibitive bail, was nothing less than brutal. Fellow-worker McConnell stands in danger of a long term in prison, if Fellow-workers and friends do not contribute towards financing a legal defense. All locals are requested to contribute to the defense of this Fellow-worker. The Calgary authorities seem to be determined to make an example of F. W. McConnell, oMving to the agitation which is causing the employing class of Western Canada a great deal of unrest, and if they succeed in sending him to prison for a long term it will mean death as he is an old man and not robust. All thru the local at Calgary has contributed gen erously in the past to all appeals for help from other locals, who at anytime were fighting the battles of the workers. At the present time this local is on the verge of bankruptcy owing to the fact that the Mas ters of Bread in this city are determined to wipe this local off the map. When the unemployed problem in this city became acute Local 79 'in order to take ad vantage of it for propaganda purposes, moved from a small hall into a larger and better located hall, and after paying one month's rent and spending about one hundred dollars on repairs the, city authorities ondlemned it as uninhabitable. We will be compelled to move out in a fety days and so will be in no position to raise funds locally. Unless the I. W. W. in other locals can come to our assistance financially not only is McConnell liable to a long term of imprisonmment, bult Local 79 is liable to have to suspend business for some time to come. All this is brought about owing to lack of funds. It will be mluch to be regretted, for there is a splendid opportunity for propaganda work as at present, there are about six thousand men out of work in this city Hoping you will see your way clear to come to our aid. Send all funds to Jahn Terrill, care C. Jackson, 2115 Foutrth Avenue. G. T. P. Sub, Cagary, Alberta, Canada.