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SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 1920.
THE TOILER PAGB A Sociable Way To Help 'The Toiler" , In our last week's issue we told you of our Many months long struggle against the rising cost f print paper. We told you that the price had risen from 6 cents per pound to 15 cents. Not only has risen to that extremely high price but no vis sible sign is seen that the price will be less. Not only that a graver difficulty is our lack of suf ficient funds to pay the CASH DOWN that is demanded. Credit, in so far as the purchase of paper is concerned has been practically wiped out. Cash is demanded, cash must be had ready at kand. We asked our readers to help us in this dif ficult situation. We asked that our readers who have failth in The Toiler, who believe that the principles it upholds, that the doctrines it teach es are worth something to the workers in their struggle against their exploiters we asked these comrades to help us, to make a donation toward our Paper Fund. There are many comrades who can do this without any inconvenience or hardship. When we tonsider the value of The Toiler to the workers in this struggle, then we must see that the pay ment of the yearly subscription price is not our whole duty toward it. The workers should jealous ly guard their press and never allow it to suffer from lack of support. It is one of their strongest weapons in the class war. We should make the greatest use of it and support it with our last dol lar. Another way to help. We want to tell you this week of a way in which you can help our paper fund to grow. Here it is. Winter months are here. Outdoor amuse ments will be practically taboo for a long time. But radicals are social creatures. Winter or sum mer they like to get to gether. And now, with revolution spreading over the whole world they have much to discuss and to learn by discussion. Winter months mean indoor socials, entertain ments 'get togethers' of various kinds. We should make the most of this spirit of sociability which is such a strong factor in our Movement. Comrades can have many such affairs this winter. Many public gatherings can be arranged which can be turned into a profitable thing for our Movement The social spirit can be harnessed and made to work for us and our propaganda. In fact that is something which capitalism does. It turns the social spirit of human beings into profit for capitalism. We should be as wise and twra this social spirit of the workers into a benefit t the workers instead of profit takers. And that is what we ask you to do. Comrades who see one another often can easily arrange so cials, dances, card parties various affairs for the benefit of The Toiler. This is what we ask you to do this month of NOVEMBER. Have a Toiler Benefit Social. Many, many groups of comrades can arrange these affairs. Just think what a hundred such affairs would mean to our Paper Fund. Even at the tow estimate of ten dollars pro fit on each affair, the whole would mean a thou sand dollars with which to buy paper for The Toi ler. That would be a lift, a real b'ft that would mean much to us. We want you to eonsider this proposition, ft is feasible. It can be done. In fact, it can be done regularly once a month all thru the winter. But make a start now, this month of November. Hold your first Toiler Benefit. Write to us that yo are doing so. Maybe we can help you in some way. Who will be the first to write to us saying, "We are going to hold a Toiler Benefit this November"? Individual comrades who are so unfortunate as to be out of communication with others and un able to help in this way should nevertheless help in the way they can by individual donations. Workers, support your own paper. HERE'S A LIFT FOR THE PAPER FUND. The Toiler: I am sending you herewith $ for your Paper Fund. Name Address City State