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AGITATE! EDUCATE! INDUSTRIALIZE! ONE UNION OF THE WORKING CLASS
This is Number 73 Organization .$Is Power -74 -'-. ",, -,, *THE VOICE P the Owned by the Rebel Lumberjacks of Dixie f*C An Injury to One is an Injury to VOL. III-No. 22. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1914HT S RIatr Labor's Dixie (Hy ('harles MI. Robinson) Work away down South in the land of cotton, "(itizns' Leagues" and all that's rott*en, Work away, day by day, nary pay. Dixie land; Work away down South in Dixie. Work away, nary pay, In Dixie land the children toil And the mothers moil in I)ixie land, Work away, day'by day. llnary pay dow Sout in Dixie. ('IIORI'S: Work away, work away, away, away, Away down South in Dixie! In Dixie land hlt ' take our stand And live and die for Dixie. In Dixie land is the Democratic party, Organized to make the darkie Work away, day by day, nary pay, l)ixie land; Work away down South in Dixie, Work away, nary pay, In Dixie land it grinids and grabs And burns and stabs in i)ixie land, Work away, day by day. nary pay dlown South in Dixie. In Dixie land is the theif land-holder- I'sed to be bold but he's now grown bolder. Work away, day by day, nary pay. Dixie land Work away downSouth in Dixie. Work away, nary pay. In I)ixie land he drags white "traImps Off to his iamps in D)ixie land. Work' away, day by day., iary pH a down South in I)ixie. But in Dixie land we're organizing. Soon results will be surprising. Work away, day by day. it will pay. l)ixie land: Work away down Soiuth in Dixie. Work away, it will pay. For in D)ixie land we'll strike the blow The hbls must go from Dixie land - Wrk away, day by day, it will pray downc South in Dixie! "Christian" Texas Hangs Poverty Stricken. 18-Year-Old Boy. IAeoni ('artlinas Martiniez, a Ieey eof eiglhte'en years. and the .c'. of l wne of the leaders in the Mexican re Vol ultiinary llmovement,. was hangiiie'l by Ithe State of 'l'exacs onl .May II. The cvidene' as pirtelty eiretm statltial, bitt thee nii iel lof the exas jinry, iittlai e'l Iy lo'cal passioin aga'nst thIle .1exi.can .pheo.le, said it was suiftic·ieiint. 'lie ease muIiist remain if'ri.ever a Ialeot againist the te nae' of tiie State. \Vithout fugmls toe r ply lcoun.el to see re a fair anll impartial trial, ithe eas' is o id of jitllie'ial riitirdelt r. Since' Sept. 11, 1913. furlteen elln leave l idi ill the .coUllnt ja mmieif inirnyit ouiint'. Texas, chirgeI with miiurdeler. Foeic r o'f lth eri have lei 'cll eonvi.et.' . .loese' Serra Ite anllI li Lieo onzal.he.s were coinvittc 1 in T'rio uetlity alnI given a s'iite'e o"el tweitty-five' vears antl niX ye'ars, regsl)c'(ti vl.. .Jlesil (;olleleHIs waO s eeNr'lvie.teidl ill l .A HIle e ntiit y illlI Ei\ ll Iliell't Ililie' years. Ijeeiln tirild Viasellee'/. %4tis cOnvrvied'e'l ill IcX;r c~eirntyl and given forty vyecirs. 'l1'h.1( ' nne.n i te e' a' ll \ it hillt ttlllls. li'One ofe thel 'tses. t that Il" .Jee' nSi.rrato. ihas leen lp ipeiale'd I. The Texas 'el r ol I "'rillnae il Apeals has .just sustainlletl the' c'"ei vi l tion. h'l'le, re' aitring three' eases aire' now tpenditin ~ nlt appeal. 'llhere still realill ten c'aOe's to ee treieI -thawe i ef .1. 11. Rangel, Ahlr'an ('isueros., I)omningo Rl . Rosae. l ernardino Mendolli ., Eitgernnie Aelzale, Luisi Merle,.a, Migel I'. M.artiie'/. I,. IR. 4)rtiz. I' Iroe I'eracs, F"lip.' S;e lan hell nd ('hies S'liune. The' rew'einil telln cases c'line p for t rial at ine early dlate. ianigeln a 4 'lile a en l proeabeld' somee' eef lithe others will go as dlid Martinez unless the wor'kers speaek in terms'i that en itnot he iraisnderstoodI. Tlhe woeerhl dee's nct pleesxs a leet p h 'ele' e euieig.. te'I e] o e' hiallowedl by i'varryiit tlhe hoelv f lRanc.'l or ('lit.' at its end. If ithese men 'o to the rallows, workers will mlake the herip rpe.' workers will hnild the gal lws, workers will print tlhe news. anili workers will re'ad the news. If t lhe' men are sa'''el, workers ike will save themn.--''"The Social Demecrat." MEN-MULES BACK MOTOR TRUCKS OFF RIVER FRONT. Our reporter hapIpened aloung the river front Sat urday. Mlay 16i, about 3 o''elock, and this is what he saw. .\ buiuclh of men calling tlhe,selvy(s union nWen slohbiing aroundl two kegs of lber. So I rasked some ia'psse'rby why they drank it so openly ? and he told nie that they got the beer frcom the Plorto Rico, Line for the recordI they madle on the steamtship Lorenzo, in dis/aryiyg :35,I0)0 suAks of sayur in 14 1-2 hours. Well, yev who read this, if you had seen the sight you ioub ll have forever rernembered it. On hol side were a lot of Brotiher Workmnani's colored Imles with a keg and on the other side Brother Keegain's white .lack asses with ouiie, and ulp in the office window, Port (aptain Lel is (or Superintendent I laughing all over hiimself at that faithful hunch of slaves. Well, if the 'rt ('olllissionl (can1 ilntrodule Ian lllotor truck in this twentieth centurv that catn outclass this unfor tunate bunch. theni we wish to see it. I ofen heard the remllark made that they " ouldn'tl get good men." but if this is not the bcst out of the two organizations. I say noI more. Let Loth of you white and colored gioo(i uiiiO ilti ien gto your Ialls anilld tiirow olt uileh rotteni Ilnions a.s that andi all the hangers on. I. C. M10. SAYS CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL .\ proletarian miovemient 'ican have no part. how ever slight. ill the gamie of poilities. The moment it takes its seat at that grirny liiarll is the rririenit it duies within. W'hen we comn to reiason of it calmhly what can he gainiied by e;ileting aty hlllyunian leillg to any office beneath the skies? .re youll, as an employee, permittedu to tell the boss just h ow mIuch(i andi when he shall eat º Why do you let your empilouy'ee. tell yoiu how.i. when, and ulnder what conditiiins you shall eat ? Important ! Please notice new bundle rates on third page, top of first column, and remit accordingly. All lc(als owing The Voice please RUSH remit tances. We need the money, and need it BADLY. Relwls, please quiz your Secretary on Voice ac ('ount. Southern District Locals, if you want The Voice to LIVE. GET BUSY. This appeal is not only to "the other fellow," but to YOI' as well. Yours to win, COVINGTON HALL. TIMBER BARONS' PROFITS. Washington I). ('.. May 19.-Figures prepared and ipublished by the American Forestry Association show some startling conditiolns as far as the workers in the lumbelring industry are concerned. For instance. the association states that the forests of the United States annually .supply over $12,250,000.000 worth of p)r(ducts, but that the total wages paid to the men employed in the industry are only .$367,000,000. This would indicate that $11,883.000,0(00 of unpaid wages goes to the timlswr barons who own these for ests for a living. The Forestry Association also gives the igur es of the total numser of employees at 735,000 peope. The average wage which these men reIeive, there fore, is almost exactly 45O0 per annum. THE CITAIN(GAN(-IEverywhere the chaingangs lengthen. Already the .uisiana Lumber Kings are having their privately owned Judges and Mayors sentence workers to toil for them for nothing-not even theiri tohae'o. Men, white and colored, are on the chaingang. Women, too, are there. The "Sher- f iffs' Ring" is very busy in the South these days "up holding law and order," that is to say, STEALING 1 lahor-power from the workers. low long before YOUI or your son or your daughter will bw on the terrible ehaingang working for some beastly parasite for nothing and begging even tobacco from passershy, as they have begged from me on the streets of Alexan dria. La.? It's YOUR turn next-nothing can save yon from it but the ONE BIG UNION. THE FORD MILLENNIUM. The new emancipation of labor proclaimed by henry Ford of Detroit last January is coming to an early close. The Ford Motor Co., finding the pre limninary plans of its $5 a day job for every man worked so well that they got their annual output two months earlier than usual. This, too, with a 25 per cent greater production than last year. Several thousand men are to he laid off at the plant in Hlighlandr Park. They can take a 30-day vacation ind at the end of that time if they have found no work they will is given a chance at farm jobs. So the bulletin states which was put up last Thursday. letween 200 and 300 a day will get "their time'' daily until the annual wind up. If Ford can't findl them jobs at the end of 30 (lays they will have a chance to "'Se the West" and help in the harvest. HOW TIIEY 1)DO IT AT FORDS. The progressive chassis assembly system is one of the mIost interesting in the motor ear world. It may best I' deiescriibed as a railroad track system, Is.eauise in the fatory has been built what looks like a rail road track $00i feet long, with the rails nearly two feet from the floor and not so wide apart as a rail road trolley line. Eighty workmen line this railroad track from e'nd to end, approximately 40 on each side. The chassis starts its assemblage at one end of this track ,and is dIriven off hy the tester at the other end. It takes .a chassi.s less than 30 minutes to make the trip fro,m ,und to end. startinLg in as nothing and conrlim off a comnplete ear, minus lb dy. MOVINXO CHAIN I'8ED. Between the rails of this assembly track is an end less chain, traveling much slower than a slow walk. This chain has large catches or hooks on it that catch on the differential housing and keep the chassis con Free Person or Fight! Neither in France, Italy or Spain would the railroad workers let the Government even so much as "try" a man. lke Person on such glaringly ujust charges. Every railroad in those countries would be tied up from one end to the other in a GENERAL STRIKE and would stay tied up until he was set free, for Carl Person is not in jail be cause of any wrong he has done, but because of his able. and briMiant service to as Strike Secretary of the Federation and Editor of The Strike Bulletin. The "State" is not trying to hang or imprison a "murderer" or "misuser" of the mails: The Bosses are trying to put out of the way a Social Rebel and in so doing terrorize the Unions. The real crime of Carl Person is this: He !ed a splendid and telling fight against the Lords of Gold and Greed; around him and that Mili tant Minority of the Shopmen who for 30 long months have kept up the war on the Harriman System was gathering, slowly but surely, the neucleus of the ONE BIG UNION OF RAILWAY WORKERS. This UNION the Bosses fear above aMd else on earth, and. it is- the life of this UNION they seek, not the life or liberty of Carl E. Person, this though the Bosses hate a workingman who stands true to his class' interest worse than Christ hated the money-changers. Let us get ready, in case they "convict" him, to FREE HIM BY TIHE DECLARATION OF A GENERAL STRIKE OF ALL THE WORKERS, DEMANDING AT THE SAME TIME THE FREEDOM OF ALL LABOR'S SONS HELD PRISONERS BY THE CAPI TALISTS FOR LOYALTY TO THEIR CLASS. Hop Pickers Demands :. FORD AND SUIHR BE GIVEN A NEW TRIAL AT ONCE AND DIS MISSED OR NO HOPS WILL BE PICKED. '. MINIMUM OF $1.25 PER HUNDRED POUNDS. i. FREE TENTS. -. FREE DRINKING WATER IN TIIE FIELDS. 5. HIGH POLE MEN. (;. MEN TO HELP WOMEN AND CIIILDREN LIFT IIEAVY SACKS INTO WAGONS. 7. ONE TOILET FOR EVERY FIFTY MEN. WOMEN AND .CHILDREN M. WOMEN'S TOILETS TO BE OPPOSITE SIDE OF ('AMPS FROM MEN'S TOILET. !i. ABOLITION OF BONI'S GRAFT. HOP PICKERS ARE REQUESTED TO BOYCOTT EVERY FIELD THAT DOES NOT GRANT ALL THESE DEMANDS BEFORE PICKING COMMENCES. HOP PICKERR' GESERAL STRIKR COMMITTEE. stantly moving until it is assembled, not a single stop, to put in the motor, to attach the d(ash, the gaso line tank, or any other parts. It is a pace-setting scheme; the slave must do his job in so many see ons or lose out, as there are several thousand outside trying to break in. The moving chain will not wait for him. for other workmen have their work to do. A half-hour study of this railroad assembly showed that a conmpleted car was coming off every 53 sec onds, just as regularly as the second-hand of the watch made its circuit of the dial. It was not once in 53 seconds, not twice in 53 seconLs, but every time in 53 seconds, sometimes a few seconds less. There are three tof these railroad track, progress ive assembly systems side by side in the main fac tory, but these' three do not represent the assembly capacity of the great Ford organization, as the corn pany has fifteen assembly factories in different parts of the country, and four or five more in process of construction, and in several of these similar joy-ride systems of chassis assembly are in operation. The different units of the cars are sent to these assembly plants in huge crates, six motors in a crate., perhaps a dozen rea r axles with all neeA'ssary equipment in others, etc. Some of these assembly plants are lo ,'ated in the following ities: )Detroit, at corner Woodward avenue and the Boulevard ('hicago, B-s ton, Long Island ('ity, Philadelphia, Buffalo. Min necapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Los An geles, Sanr Francisco and Seattle. One of the addti tional assembly plants is sbeing errected in Dallas, Texas (can the 1. W. W. organizec any of these' branch plants FROM A REBEL AI'TO WORKER. Hlow long some people will appear rich depends on what length of time they can use money claimed hb others and unnarnrrtd by either. The Industrial Unionist's ideal--a nation free front poverty.