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IATURDAY, OCT. 30-th 1920
THE TOILER PAGE b ng from closer federation of allied trades to the t v c i - a: J ., i 1 unam? oi senaiaie oiiramzauuns on an muu&iiuu asis. The experience gained in all these under- ;akings will be of benefit to the ultimate solution I A-l l I - 4 1... . . I . .. . n-.-J Antvi wt I I.I I I I II f II lit- I I I . I til I. Ill ll I I 1 1 I I I J I I I I I I 1 ,1 Ml V H I I ' system, lirst developed in tfritam and now spreao- ' f 11 ? 1-1 A- -C 1.1 1 I. ncranin v n ii 1 rmanv. auDcars 10 u ur inc snui l- I 1 il 1A! i 1 ement of militant labor must be built. The Pope of Rome has a very weighty problem on his hands. He is called upon to decide whether or not the Ii-ish hunger strikers are committing suicide and he has laid the mooted question before the Congregation of Holy Office. This is the august body that "settles all questions of faith and morals." As soon as they make their report we will be relieved of all suspense and will be told de finitely the supernatural destination of the heroic victims of British Imperialism. Gompers' indignant denial of the Republican ohararp that thp T)pmvrat.if Pnrtv tins "survpnHpr- icu xjhuui hi& in wiin liic icid;1!. out wny biivuiu Wtt VQ re olMif if 9 Tt ic! fiilfl nnrtn rt flint luliM line I IV ' ' ,-i It'"' ill I i . i 1 1 II 111 V. V v 1 i ' ' i i . i i i i i i i ill' " I III' I done all the surrendering, but Gompers talks as though this is something to their credit- The "leader" who boasts of defeats is not ty$ kind needed for the coming struggles. The Cleveland Plain Dealer sneers at Debs' state ment thnt it ic hmvl tr otnv in iail tirhon un monv iviih linn li 1IJ 11U1 U lii .'lill III J ill ii li' II lililil ' important things are happening outside. "It is not so hard to stay in as to try to get out," they say. Well, just wait awhile. When the workers get ready to open the jail doors we will see how hard it is. A Chicago society girl has cause quite a little stir by giving up her social carreer and going to work as a stenographer. This may be just a case of a wise young women getting ready to make a living when labor is made compulsory by the American Soviet. Those immigrants who paid swindlers for promised assistance in entering the United Staies certainly had a poor idea of the value of money. After they are here awhile they will be trying to buy their way out. The Worker's Business By Jack Frank. What interest has an American worker in other nations' affairs? American workers, say many spokesmen, mind their own business. Now, what is the business of an American work er? He is free to work for other people's profit, or die of starvation. He is free to vote for people who, once elected, can do as they please, or keep away from voting. When they pass laws against him, he is free to obey their laws, or rot in prison if he disobeys. At work he produces, but has no say about what shall be'done with his product. That is not his business. If through general strikes he tries to defeat anti-strike laws, federal troops are sent against him, because tWe making of laws is not his busi ness. . When American capitalits decide to join in .i profit-grabbing war, he has to fight their battles and shut up, because the making of and approving the war is not his business. When drafted for military service, if he objects, thinking that his life, his body is his own busi ness, he is seized and sent to prison, because his life is not his business. Thus we see that the American worker's own business is: To obey the capitalists and their law makers, who, through war on foreign nations, forcibly interest him tn the affairs of other na tions. The capitalists of the whole world made it their business to help one another to defend their idle, luxurious lives in whatever country their position may be menaced by the workers. The Big Press of the American capitalists is very much interested in the victories of the armies of the Polish landlords. American Secretary of State Colby is much in terested in the armies of the Polish landlords and those of Baron Wrangel. He promised them help and sent our warships to Danzig. Workers! Get interested for your own ends, or they will interest you forcibly for capitalist ends. Brainbridge Colby, Secretary of State, says Bol shevism in Russia is on its last legs. But those last legs seem to have an awful kick in them.