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SATURDAY, NOV. 20th, 1920.
ed social system must be saturated with this poi
sion. The school, church and of course the capital
ist press, which includes most of the labor union
papers and journals, are all made the Vehicles and
instruments of the plan of controlling the public
mind which, in reality is the working-class
The school especially is made the victim of
this vicious propaganda. Capitalism knows that
unless it can get an early grasp of the mind of
the coming generation its goose is cooked. The
public school is turned into a factory for turning
out a product sufficiently bourgeois taught and
tiained as to never turn against its poisioner.
That is the intention.
One instance has just come to light which
illumines the process. That it did not work in this
special instance only emphasizes the universality
of the scheme.
The "Better American Federation" of Cal
ifornia, the Open Shop propaganda machine ol the
capitalists of that state attempted to propagandize
the public school teachers of the state by giving
each a volume of "Vanishing Landmarks", a book
written by Leslie M. Shaw in the interest of the
open shop war which is now being waged against
union labor. For this purpose $20,000 was collected
with which to purchase the books. The game was
too raw for the State Superintendent of Schools
and he prohibited the distribution.
But now with the contents of the pay envelop
es growing smaller, to say nothing of there being
fewer envelopes, our dear friends, the exploiters
will have to invent new ways to "educate" us.
THE PROJECTION REMOVED.
(A shop poem)
The projecting beam has been removed.
Mechanically I have stooped for twenty years to
avoid its audacious sociability.
In that time all sorts of human heads have come
in contact with its wooden wallop.
Right where I labored it jutted out.
All arguments for its removal went unheeded.
Now I am stoop-shoudered.
But this morning to my surprise the offending
projection was sawed off.
Yesterday for the last time a person bumped his
head against the projection.
I didn't see the person, but the carpenter told me.
It was the boss.
Frank V. Faulhaber in The Liberator.
PRAGUE. At a meeting just held here be
tween representatives of the Czech Social De
mocratic League of Railroad Men it was decid
ed to organize a general federation of the rail
road men of Czecho-Slovakia. This body is to
unite all the railroad workers of the republic,
defend their interests and look after relations
with railroad men's unions in other countries.
The new federation will embrace more than
100,000 railroaders. Neutrality in the fight be
tween the Left and Right Wings in the Social
ist parties was decided upon.
SEATTLE, WASH.-Superior Court Judge
J. T. Ronald has thrown out of court nine cases
against members of the L W. W. charged with
criminal syndicalism. The cases have been per
mitted to drag along against the men in the
hope (hat some sort of evidence might be found
to make a case that would not be laughed out
of court, but the prosecution has failed and
Judge Ronald dismissed the cases on the
ground that the limit of time had been passed.
!If girls did not want to work after marriago
there would be fewer marriages "says an
Associated Charities official. Yes, the high cost
of making ends meet for two is responsible.
Something besides socialism must be wrecking
the workers' homes.
The Polish-Finnish treaty of peace has been
ratified by the committee of the all-Russia n
The best way to judge the value of a book
is to learn if capitalist governments have bar
red it from tho mails. Several shipments of
"State and Revolution" by Lenin, have been
held up by postal inspetoors, after being ship
ped from England:
Ats a preliminary to Philadelphia empolyera'
war upon union labor, 40,000 workers in textile
mills have been turned out. The employers de
mand of the textile workers that they repudiate
their radical leaders.
The American Red Cross steamer Yom?i
Maru, which is bringing 800 Russian refugee
children home after three years' wandering, has
arrived at Helsingfors. Its further destination is