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TO "US, THE OWNERS."
I's. Th' O',rs. ----The followi'ng poetic gem was mailed to THE REVIEW and signed "Evanston Owner." Evident'v one capitalist was highly indig nafit over the poem published in last nmnth's REVIEW hy C(ovington Hall entitled "I's, The lio hoes. " Yoll won't lalugh to s'corn our power. Nor the terror ,f our lr aw; YOl are bit a hiiuneh of .owarlds. And "if siiuh we'r ,e ,ot in awe . lust hlarie to break your fetters. ()r toneh ONE titlel deed: Alnl we'll :sweep poll l! to blazes With edouhble lightning speed li! ,e'ye got the nerve; we'veu'.rt the power. We've goit the weapons, too Yiour fathers' fathers feared uIs. And you shall fear is. too! From the May "'Inlt rational Socialist IR ri'.'." ANSWER. Our fathers' fathers feared your fathers. and we shal! fear you, too. We, who feed the World. who clothe the World house the World. fear Iyou? Our fathers' fathers feared your fathers---you dirty lying sneak. You never faced the cannon's roar. the rifles raucous shriek ! Where were you at Bunker Hill, at Valley Forge. at Yorktown. say ! • You were aiding British gunman, licking HIes sian boots for pay. You are the vilest ruling class man ever did enthrone, The nruelest and cowardliest the race has ever known. When Spartacus strove for liberty and life and love and home, When Paine stood in his prison cell and braved the wrath of Rome; Where were your fathers' fathers then, where were they then. I say ? They n'tre bartering and selling still their native lanuls aug.. You, where were !you in Sixty-one, and where in Six ty-four ?- You ut're !rafling! bonds in I'ashinlgton, dip ping gold from gore: While our fathers fought anl famnished., drained to diregs the war godl's 'cupi. l'our s wtrvc rcarcliini for the Ircasurtl, wcrre hIlding Lti/+n110 up. \\'heii the Nation shook and trembled, in the days when all senmed I st,. You were bluisy then filtancinlg. fishing fortunes fromn the elst ; Yo7, wtent to war-- -on plat formsl; your heard the |Mtin,- of hands, You fouhlt fc-r armiy iintrts; you marehed illn ptublii llands. 'l'lTus, thus thrin all the agits y.ui have skirted round the fray. I'rT ing Ille to rile' aiiil slia ghter that i olur guil'fl breed might p[rey; Till the cartl is ,,e vast shanibles. iwheIe voll 'cole iup for ail o rll llriulrts With ('ihrist uIpoiln vvoir hl'ch'rous lillps, with limur der in lyouir he irits. Frim th ll hlains of Pat agonia to Alaska's ice hound hills. We. the I hoes and the ll l)relamers, preach Re he llion in your mills: Thri v'oulr f',rests. down Vi lr railroads., n the ships that plow the sea. (oes the 4 )N E lIlt I NION ever erying. " l leath or Liberty' All the troops of our rreat I'nion. all, all are \olu, nt eers l'ightlimig for the World they builded. to avenge the wrongs of years; All v.nur guns are used b" hirelings. yi'ulr soldiers all are slaves. W'ho more and ilo~ ire womnlerinir why they they shouhi die for knaves. '%\V shimi ll ashes niaik' 'iu r ti'he leeds. abolish all your I . , \W'e shall take yvor arms anl heat t heli into harvesters and saws: We shall end industrial warfare, its savagery and strife. And ,,iI .'\ our ruined .'v.stiiil build a free and noble Iift. ('oeingloni Hall. VOICE MAINTENANCE FUND. April Donations. A Rebel ...............................$ 4.00 Wencil Francik .......................... 1.00 L. Hangen ............................ 1.50' (h',. Ieke ............ ..... ..... 40 E. ,. ................................. 1.00 A. .. Su'lem .............................. 1.00 John Ik we ................. .............. 2.00 W eneil Franeik ........................... 1.00 john Ratgen ............................. 1.00 •Jean lAst .................. . .......... 50 E. .I. S. .................................. 1.00 Total ........... ..................... $14.40 Fellow RHt$wls, TIlE VOICE thanks you for your aid: only by your he'p has this paper lived thru its hard 70 weeks of life and only by you has it been able to carry the message. of the ONE BIG UNION farther and farther into the jungles of the South. As we tell you in the article above. "How to help The Voice." we wi'J need your help to pull THE 'OI('E out of debt an dput it where it will not be eternally in danger of suspension every time two or three Locals happen to fall down on prompt re mittances, and IPROMPT REMITTANCES are of VITAL IMPORTANCE to a paper that rung on the etndless chain basis as does THE VOICE. There fore, please herqp us all you can during the month of MAY. We make this offer. GOOD ONLY FOR MAY: To all Rebels or Locals sending in ONE DOLLAR for FOUR 13-WEEK or TWO 26-WEEK PREPAID SI:BCARDS. we will send ONE copy of "Might Is Right" for each dollar's worth of Prepaid Subeards taken. Now, get busy an diet us hear from at least 10(0 Re!els TIlIS MONTII. WE NEED THE MONEY. Yours1to win. Covington Hall. MACHINE LONGSHOREMAN ARRIVES. The Machine Longshoreman has arrived in New Orleans in the shape of eletrie motor trucks and other devices for "saving lalbor"-to the foreigners who contrIol our "puIb',ily owned wharves." A great holler is on, a yawping yell goeth up and there is the devil to pay. As usual our eminently "fair and impartial" Sup-Press is '#ying it all on the starving workers and the kept hirelings are busy as bees preparing the "publ)lic mind" to accept as "the will of God" and the sublimation of "law and order" any out rage the 'Changes may deem necessary to crush any attenipt of the River Front workers to get their full share of the "prosperity" that is to flow from the use of these "labor-saving" machines and the l'anna ('alia's,. Already it has started, the attempt to terrorize. for thot ugh there was absolutely no shadow of trouble on tihe wharf over this effort of our business men to uphlift thi Longshoremn. i. e., by turning them upside dlown and emptying their pockets of what few "coppers still hide' there --- not a sign of trouble. .et the l'OLI('E WERE RI'IIED )OUT ON TIIE WIIA\RI TO "KEEl' TilE PEACE." That's ,, hat Y(I ' longshoremni get for staying on the job when the Seameni were being shot down. \Wel's what are you workers on the wharves going to do! about it ? Stick to the old. dead form of Craft I'nion that has brought you fair and square up agaiinst starvation, lpow'rliss Isforen the Bosses' gunsllll. r llare yoi goinlg to show some sense and ALL the Louigshor' Workers anid Senamen line up in one solid wall of labor. in the ONE BI( I'UNION OF MARINE TRANSPIORT WORKERS. such as is pro piis'td by the I. W. W.. and tell the flosses you ie;an to have an EI;IIT-IIOt'R DI)AY on the who'e River Front. on all the ships. IMPROVEi) CONI)I TI(NS a;nd Ill;I ER WAt ES all along the lines. or that they can handle the Wharves and Ships ihemselve's ? (let together, hbys! Let's (quiit fighting .ach other and figh tlthe ,.sses. Tel', them straight out that we ain't ippo1)'d at all. at all to "lahor saving" machinery but that fron this hour ,on wr mcan to hr, son,, of fl1 lahtr sa,, ,b tei, maclhins for o,,rsth/es. that we ae d:iniined tired of them getting al', the "saving". halu ling us the i.omb and keeping allI the honey. In falt. let'.s de nalt the use of "laHor saving" nw.hines all over the wharves and seas, but let's so ,organise as to sort ti, srliallps for ourslres---or ganize to control the mac(hines, thet? it wont make mucIll.h diffren'ce who ,'owns them. ,s you can see by ,our "lpubl,''ll. owned wharves"'. (ontrol, that's the he' s.ecret of powtr in imodtlern industry, not owner ship. AnI the way to do,,nrol the Ships and wharves is for all th' Longshore Workers and ali the Seamen to, et together in ONE BIG I'NION, the marine Tl'rspolrt Work'rs Union if the I. W. W. Let's put aside all pe'tty differences and unite. Let's get t,rt'thli'r and bring the plunderers of Louis iana up ag;,inst a solid we'll of labor, a brotherhood they can neither bre'a, caje'd, or dri'e.. Let's get tpgethiir and control the labo r sa'ved by the labor saohite mDachi, s for o,,trsi les. ILet's get together. THE I. W. W. AND WHAT IT WILL DO FOR YOU. Some fellow-workers believe ill they have to do is to take out a card and pay one month's dues, and they wiM be emancipated by the I. W. W. FeMow-workers, you ire the I. W. W. and the I. W. W. will do nothing for you. You must do for yourself and help make the I. W. W. an educational bureau on economies, to teach you that you are a part of society and that you, a wage slave, have brains and can think for yourself. This is what the literature of the I. W. W. wil! help you to do, think and oct for yourself and your wife and babies. Don't stay in the old rut and say you will help to elect men to think for you. Remember, you have a brain just as fertile as the man that has been doing your thinking. Nature endowed you with the same reasoning capacities that any of your so calked statesmen have. The trouble, is you have cul tivated the mlmsle,while he cultivated the brain; he is overgrown in brain and you are overgrown in muscle. Now I ask you for the sake of those dear to you, get in the Revolution, and try to raise your standard of living; stand up for the eight-hour day and more pay. Remember, short work days and high wages go hand in hand. Take this for an ex ample: If four men work forty hours per day at the rate of ten hours each, then you reduce the hours to eight, it would take five men to perform the same work, and you woud take one of the unem ployed from your backs. The eight million unem ployed are not on the backs of the masters, but are being fed by those on the job, and the poor devils on the job had rather feed them than to force the masters to come across and give them work at liv ing wages. I say, up and at them! Take the sab cat on the job morning, noon and night. That is the one part of the O. B. U. that works night and day, in jail and out of jail. Never lose sight of the cat. Get into the I. W. W. and get wise. Yours for the whole cheese. C. H. Edwards. RED COLORADO RAMS TRUTH HOME President Wilson orders Huerta; he APPEALS to Rockefeller-never by simpler acts was the con tention of the I. W. W. as to the REAL seat of Gov ernment more clearly proven; that is to say that the e'ess which CONTROLS A NATION'S INDUS TRIES is by that very fact its GOVERNMENT, for that class owns the LIFE NECESSITIES of all the people and is-THE GOVERNMENT. Hence, Pres ident Wilson ordered Iluerta and APPEALED to Rockefeller. The Baptist Pope turned him down hard and cold. Again, the President orders Iluerta out of office on the ground that he is a savage, yet no orders to vacate are issued to the unspeakable Ammons. Why l For the reason that the class that owns a Nation's. mines and industries is its GOVERNMENT, and the KING( can do no wrong. Again, by all the laws of "civilized war," what everinhell that means, the Vespasians of Colorado. "(General'" Chase and "Captain'" Lenderfelt. should Ihe liable to summary e-xecution for the fiendish mas sacre of Ludlow. But wil', they? We are welling to wager that they will not even be arrested, for -the class thal owns a Nation's lands is its GOV ERNMENT. so these hyena.s, like the werewolf Me-r Manigal, will go free until - the REVOLUTION which they are whipping into fury comes. Again. how!ing for the bhlod of Iluerta, the kept pre'ss d'oes all in its power to smother the trunlth' as to the awful massacre of working class women and ,.hildren at Ludlow. The New Orleans Sup-'Press leads the world in its efforts to iburke the truth "The Item" lays a'Jl the blame for the atroities .committed bI the militia on the I. W. W. "The Tirnes-l'icvayne'" seems to justify the holoc.aust on the grounl that muist ,f the murdered workers were "freigners."' "The States" swears its ewcause Haywfdl won't work. Anti this is so lbecause-the class that owns a Nation's mines and forests is its GOVERNMENT. aind there is no lie the Assoeiated Sup-Plress will not tell in the interest of the Inter ests. forasmuch an curs always~ lie kthe h(oots of those who feed them. Again, in all this horror out in Colorado there was only one great redeeming feature, and that was the mutiny of 350 DI)enver militiamen against serv ing iii the inhuman war. This and the heroic brav cry of the fighting miners. Last, the saddest chapter of all, was that NOT ONE ('CREW OF RAILROAl) TRAINMEN MI'TI NIEDI). so far as we have been able to leanl, against .serving with the murderers of their cass. l)umnbly, as the Ilessians served of old. served the Roadmen against their class. This i. the message Red (Colorado is ihrieking to all the hosts of Toil: I'nite! IUnite! IN ONE BIG 'NION! UNI'ITE FOR TIIE FREEDOM OF YOI'R CLASS! TO PERSONAL CORRESPONDENTS I will answer all your letters if I can ever get the time to get tihem. Am rushed to the limit with work that must comnc ahead of all else. Yours to winO COVINGTON IIALL. SOKLAHOMA OIL FMD NE The oil companie in Oklahowm have been trying for some'time to head off the I. W. W. in the Oi fields, but have met with very little soesas. Their first move was to hold beck the week in the oil fields, and teM the wage slaves that the resoa the pipe gangs were not working in full blast was because the companies could not get the pipes fim the East, but the real reason was that the oil sam panics wanted to drive the active members oat of the oil fleks. This did not work,as most of the pipe linems that that could not get a job in the oil fields went in jun gle near the gang that was working and held meet ings and sang I. W. W. songs. The chance came for the oil companies to act on Friday night, April 24th, 1914, when a free laneer by the name of W. E. Clark gave a talk on Anti Militarism, this is what the oil masters wanted, so the next day the business men in Tulsa got together and organized a slugging committee end had the Aocal papers, the "Sun" and "World" to put in a big write up on the front page that the street meet ing on Friday night was an I. W. W. meeting, and. the I. W. W. orators had insuted the flag, and that if the police did not take a hand in stopping the I. W. W. meetings, that they (the business men) would. So on Saturday night, the whole police force and the business men in their automobiles, armed with guns and ropes were waiting to lynch any one they thought was an I. W. W. man, and was going to ta.k. The fun of it was that the police arrested four men, and they thought they had hold of I. W. W. men, but the fact is that not one I. W. W. man was arrested at last Saturday night's raid. The fact of the case is that the I. W. W. have not had a street meeting in the last two weeks because we did not have a fellow-worker with us that could talk on the street. but have been expecting a speaker from a nearby city in a few days. The press here is trying to make the peop'e think that the four men arrested Saturday night were I. W. W. men, but the fact is that one of them is a Socialist, and the other one, E. W. Brink, is an anti-religion speaker, while the other two are single taxers. The "Sun" goes on to state that the I. W. W vacated their headquarters in the basement of the Crescent Hotel at the urgent request of the owner of the building, which is not true; the leason that we vacated the headquarters at Crescent Hotel, was that every time it rained we were flooded out, and had to wade around the hall on a plant. The master class are trying to start a free speech fight with the I. W. W. here in Tulsa so they will be able to draw our attention on the free speech fight, and off of organizing the oil workers in the oI ,il fields, but we will not bite at the bait. We will keep on organizingr the oi, workers in the ONE BIG Yours for the Eight-Hour Day, George FPen ton, F. S. No. 586. Editor's C'omment.-Our cold-b'ooded advice to the Oil Field Workers is not to be drawn into a Free Sl'eeh Fighf. If they Vigilante and Bloodlhound yvo. yonu Ku Klux them and Sabeat the oil fie'ds. Further. it begins to look like its about getting to wlhere t1he Oil Workers. Ilumberjacks. Working Farm ers. Iongshoremen, Railroaders. Sailors and Miners of the South will have to lay in a liberal supply of rifles and eartridges In'ess "the States" see fit to pitt a stop to these violations of their "Contitutional Irights." VANCOUVER NEWS. Things are beginning to, hut in Vaneouver, B. C. The reorganization of IeanL's 322 is going along, fine. This vicinity is good ground for Russian propaganda. We helld a Russian mneeting in hall last Sunday, April 19th. Fellow-worker Ted Fraser, spoke with intterpreter of the Russian language and a col'ection of $7.40 was made for the Ipurpose of spreading literatuire among the Russians. We have written the "RAY" Publishing Com pI:ny. of l)etroit. Mich., a Ruia;ian 1. W. W. paper, for inftrmation antd sulbslcribing for same, also socle pamphlets, etc. Streent meeltings are. held every night with a large iind interested attendance. An I. W. W. soap-boxer /us been a stranger or s.areity in this city for a long time past. Fe"',ow-w,,rkers Ted Fraser and Albert B. Prash ntr. ire the speakers, hut others are sorely needed here. atnd. as live memnbers are few. all soap-box ora tors andl militant "Wobblies" will be certainly wel iItIe to Vancouver. We have ineara.'axd the HBund'! Order of both "Slidarit'y" and "The Voice" to two hundred per ve.k and hope, to soon make it 1000. MAY DAY OVERS. We have left on hand a few cpie~s ,f the MAY l)AY VOICE. As long as they last we will sell the,.n to you for I ceent in the Inited States and 1 1-4 e'nt in Canada. These palpers are good for prapaganda use any where and for all timue. Better order tilay. First ,'ortue,' firstl served.