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The Lumberjack. [volume] (Alexandria, La.) 1913-1913, January 16, 1913, Image 1

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Frank M11LElt.
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l ,lki, ,n,14 drnlk on fihtin," whis
ky afil then havinvl thl'ern heat uill
when they f.ret so,,Ier anl refuse' to work
IIdler w\i"rsi' than c'o ie\it 'c'i llili
tii is, is rertainly la w anIl eordelr" ear
ri'h I to th extr'eme of  pe'rfi' tion , liut
r-nat is th . iawildust I wini.r.
The Liars.
Plant Closed by Timber Workers' Union
Starts Off Early Monday Morning.
S Il'' al to Th'i.' tat';es.
1 I':II Y\II.tll I'1. I.A.. .an. 11.--0n
sihe'le i'r l ime. thel saw.iili of the Amer
i.,an I,iimhir (' om.panv h. 're, that has1
hben i.lohd,, " ," the strike of the Timber
W\orkeri . I ,nio. hilriai operations
u in ti .I;v. ,Jafter a shmt lo,,wn of several
Tlioiths. oir ever si'e the refusal of the
lumb.er colmpany to neinsLtate employes
who, had ieeven wvitnesses in the timber
w,,rkers' f:nmons trial at Grahow A
to, ka tl, wava lat0,r Ih ilt in antitipation
of eomrine, treouhle, and armied iards in
stalleh . T'he tro, le nld v,, r ,a s., low
'vr. Is lthe idh ie x-eantlovl,' eradvnally
left the' w i'hhorlhoodl. The planin n mill
was startid ahbot fiour wi'ks a_'eu and
the 'i a likr sawillill was be rnn last Mon
day andil l-lit in a full we.'k. With the
reisIlption of thlle hi, mill the ent;re
plant will e in operation,. inelml(in. the
woods erewvs and tram road. The man
altmenlt annomnees that it exp.'ets no
Sfurt fier trouble."
Dispatehes on the lines of the above
appeared in all the great (1t daily news
papers of .Tanuar- 14th. The "news"
that the plant is working with a full
crew is a lie out of the whole cloth, for
there were less thian 100 senbh in the
stockade when this dispatch was sent.
and it is also a lie that all, or even the
bulk of the Union men have left the
town. There are enough of them on the
ground and in the surrounding infected
territory to. with their farmer allies,
hold down the plant and to prevent any
"trouhle"' ' the management" may ''ex
peet" to start. All such lies are put out
for the double purpose of stolping
fuinds and provisions Ieinr sent the
strikers by their friends and fellow
workers and to fool more men into the
stockades, there to be at the rmrer.y of
, un'lenr anrid "'I d ('itizens LTean ruers."
Ifr yo have any senise. and want anr easy
jobh. you will apply at the penitentiary
I'before your will .ro to Mlerrville and
work on Assoc'iation terms.
'This terrible disease, ildue to shame
less ilsan y diai c lnditions and ehron mi
stlarvation, is agalin spreading. throungh
the entire Louisiana-Texas timber belt,
as see tlhe official reports of I)r. ()sear
I)Dowling,. chief health officer of Lou
isiana. Then go into the stockades, if
you will. Enijoy life in "d''ear old Lol,
isian:a"---.et a Ieatirn for breakfast,
mInciingitis for dinner, roui.h board cof
fin for supper. and then "peace that
passeth understandnru," in some pot
ter's field of the Lumnlber Trust.
Sawing "Holler" Logs.
The little mill, the big nill. both plan
ers. the cho,-hoo ears rawnl the woods
are all running, as the Santa F'ee and
its liars elairi. The only thing that
troubles the Bosses, however, is the fact
that the plant is sawing no lumber.
It,,t for this the Aasoeiation would lie
happy. The plant "starts rip an.w"' al
ri-'ht : does so every muornin,,. aind ha
ben doing, so ever sine . tIhe strike, st:,rt
d nea;rly ten weeks anL'o. It starts riip,
the whistles blow: the lrrnien "hol
ler:" the wheels tuirn. but IlowinrL
whistles and hollerinr and turnirngi
whe'els doesn't saw lumber, for (10 gun
men. scabs and srcker# can't do the
work of 1300 lumber jacks lhnaked by
the whole I. W. W. Its a ease of the
flosses whistling to keep up a front. If
they enjoy it, we don't mind. Let them
shoot themselves in the pocket hook all
they want to. That's what we say.
All log cutters of the Looney-Rivers
Lumber Co. (formerly the Dunnam &
Robinson Lumber Co.) are out on
STRIKE against an eleven (11) hour
day and a wage of $1.60 and $1.75 a day
in bum timber.
The boys are demanding a ten hour
work day and a minimum wage of $2.00
per day.
Strenuous efforts on the part of the
Boss to get scabs has thus far failed.
Stay Away.
All "flatheads" are asked to stay
away from this rotten job and help the
boys there get better conditions.
------------ WORKERS, SOUTHERN
Whole I. W. W. Backs Merryville Strike
The Union That Has Never Lost
4 Figt.
General Headquarters, Room 307, 164
_.W. Washington St.,
Chicago, Ill., January 6, 1913.
Secretaries are Instructed to Read This
to Their umbers.
The strike at Merryville, La., has
reached a critical point. All the forces
of the capitalist class in the South and
Southwest have been lined up against
our fellow workers there. Kirby, with
his following of lesser lumber barons.
Burns, with his host of hired thugs and
-Wu:, ani'l, f the ktrat "ýsiae Ps-.Bakimed-**.r4
Company, with its millions of dollars,
are all arrayed against our fellow work
ers for one common purpose, the extinc
tion of the I. W. W. and the ONE BIG
UNION in the South. 4
Our fellow workers there have put up
a valiant struggle. Their fighting spirit
has not dliinished one iota. but they are
up aga;inst forces with greater power
than they ),possess. The power that you
and thety possss, however, is greater
than their enemies. We must unite our
forces and win the day at Merryville.
What is needed is food and shelter in
lerryville. The boys there will furnish
the fivhlt ing, ; you have gt to furnish the
foodo The IrI,,ber IHarns are trying to
starve the lumber jaeks out. They be
lieve if they can out off their food sup
ply, they will break this strike and then
break the spirit of the workers. We
must show thern that they have not only
the lumber .jaeks of the South to deal
with. but all the workers organized into
the T. W. W.
R1ush provisions into Merryville. Raise
funds and send them in. Do no,t put it
off. do it today. The winning of this
strike depends upon you. See that you
do your share. I)o your ditty to your
self and your class and the lttulmber work
ers ,If the South will add another vi.tory
to the long list already won.
Sendi all money. prIovisions. et·., to
","itrs for T,,ltustrial l'n ionism.
Gen. Secty-Treas. I. W. W.
The strike at Merryville is still on.
Don't go there to work until the plant
starts up with a Union crew, as it will
start, or never. Be a MAN. Don't be
a peon.
Fellow Worker Chas. Cline has been
elected Secretary of the Strike Commit
tee in place of Lee Lovejoy, resigned.
So send all funds and provisions for the
strikers to: CHAS. CLINK, Secretary,
Merryville, La.

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