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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 Âș 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.

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