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THE FOOL-KILLER, BOOMER, N, C. PAGE THREE A BKL DOSE For the Doctor ten many years ago, was a pro phecy of this day. And Mark- ham is a Socialist. The late James Whitcomb Riley, the best loved poet that America has ever had, was an ardent Socialist and a bosom friend of Eugene Debs. The late Ella Wheeler Wilcox, whose name is a house hold word wherever English 4TS HI to' R. F. D. 2, Marietta, S. C. Mr. James Larkin Pearson, Editor The Fool-Killer, Boomer, N. C. Dear Sir: Enclosed you will find remittance poetry is read, was a regular iire for a year's subscription to your brand of Socialism. Of the laper. I like very much your religi- younger generation of living ; ous views and am with you as far as American poets, nearly all of you expressed your views in the copy tnem are bOCiallStS. To name some one sent me. just a few: Sara Teasdale, Wit- But I can't share with you in your ter Bynner, Edwin Arlington Socialistic views. We all know our Robinson, Edgar Lee Masters, present Democratic government is bad Vachel Lindsay, Louis Unter enough, but I'm pretty sure a Social- meyer, Carl Sandburg, Max istic government could not possibly Eastman, Harry Kemp, Berton be one-half as good. You have just Braley, and dozens more all Rnr in lists Mnlrp nnt. n list of sill and the riots, bloodshed, rapine and the well-known poets, novelists, postofhce money order, and make all orders payable to : murder there. Then American Social- and purely literary people all ism is bound to lead to a world revo- over the world, and investigate lution, and right into Bolshevism you their politics, and you will find f?o. Me? No Socialism for me . I that nine out of every ten of understand that in your Community them, are Socialists. The great Government the government provides JaCK London, autnor Ot more for the women and children, and men than twenty masterpieces, was and women go together just like the what you would call an extreme brute creation. I say most emphati- socialist. bO IS Upton binciair. callv .no such government can exist So is Frank Harris. The out- B very long in an enlightened and civi- standing literary ngure ot Great jj any other paper on earth. CLUB RATE, j IN CLUBS OF FOUR OR MORE, 25 CENTS A YEAR jj The price of single subs to The Fool-Killer is FORTY jjj CENTS a year, but if you will get several of your friends jjj to go in with you and send in a club of Four ormore at one in time, you can all get the paper at 25 cents a year each, jjj At the very low price we make, it is impossible to Hi give premiums to club-raisers, but thousands of people jjj enjoy getting up clubs for the fun of it and to help out a good cause, you will enjoy it, too, and you are hereby invited to become a regular club-raiser. If you can dis tribute some samples into good hands, all they will cost you is to ask for them. The Fool-Killer is now nearly ten years old. It has a large circulation in every state in the Union, and it also goes to several foreign countries. It has long ago passed the experimental stage and has become an es tablished institution. Over 40,000 people are eagerly waiting for its arrival each month. Send remittance by registered letter, express or The Fool-Killer Boomer, N. C. wmmmamamBmsBBammmm Let Us Talk It (Her Well, dear sinner friends, this is The Fool-Killer. How does it set on your stomach? If you like it, you can get more at headquarters. The Fool-Killer is not even a for ty-'leventh cousin to Tized country. Socialism is fine on the Britain is George Bernard Shaw, surface, but rotten at the core, if I .have correct information about it. (But the trouble with you, my friend, is that you have no correct informa tion about it. Editor). Our Saviour never taught Socialist, -as I under stand it. In fact, according to the Scriptures, no Christian (and especi- a Socialist. The most popular British novelist, who wrote three "best sellers" during the war, is H. G. Wells, a Socialist. The great master, Tolstoy, who tow ered above those around him like a poke stalk in a sallet patch, was a full-blooded Socialist. It stands in a class by itself, and its field is as broad as the English language. This paper wears no bell, muzzle, collar nor halter. You can put that down to start with. I am the fellow that works at the pump-handle on this pungent periodical of thrilling thought. I never travelled any to speak, of, but I have read a great deal, and have thunk some. - And then I started The Fool-Killer, just to quiet my ally the overcomer) has any business Burn all the great literature of! gj nerves and to keep the old press from getting rimy. - Ill- 1 ilM 11. A 1 I ' - in politics, nohow. And if you are me past uurxy years tnai nas p runnine- for the overcomer's place you Deen written Dy socialist writers, oueht to stay out of politics. and you will burn it just about As I said above, I can heartily agree all. with you on your religious views. Why is it that so many of the Don't worry about politics in the least, great thinkers and writers are Pursue your fun, with your wit, humor Socialists ? The best answer I and sarcasm. Wake up the, benighted can give is that it is BECAUSE -so-called Christians, and your paper THEY ARE THINKERS. And will flourish like the green bay tree, when a man begins to THINK it I believe 1 could get you a number is just as natural for him to be- of subs if it were' not for your views come a bOCiallSt as It IS tor a on Socialism. Well, now, understand duck to swim. me rightly. I don't know. you to be The civilizations and govem Q.w out-and-out Socialist, but infer the ments of men have never yet same from your writings. stood still ill one place long Very respectfully yours, enough to become "rooted to the JOHN M. CRENSHAW, M. D. spot as the saymg is. ,They I i - . mi ; I Well, Doctor, now that you are aiways moving on. mere is m a xjiviliv jriciii vviucii uversnciu- Benighted have got it out of your system ows and encompasses all the lit- jj I hope you feel better. And I tle plans of men Tennyson tells hope you will permit me to say us that there is a, few words in reply. ' I ktjow "One God, one law, one element, you are all right, Doc, and I am t nTlp far-otf Hivmp Avpnt. nary bit mad at you for calling To wMch the whole creation me a Socialist. The charge isn t moves." exactly true, but so near it that . T cin not toiTA tha trnnhlA to Tennyson was m one of- his deny it. prophetic moods when he wrote FirW T want, to rail vonr at- that. But he lived and wrote tention to the fact that being a ahea( ot his time (as poets al- Socialist' is not such a terribly ways do) and it took the world jj dishonorable thing as you seem a 00i wnl1 to discover that he to imagine. If you will take the was a prophet. The poet has jjj tvoiihu to invpstitmtft von will a mental vision that can pene- m find that nearly all the world's trate mtoe future and get a m o-vontpot hn Vpvr anH writprs arp glimpse ot that far-off divine m Socialists. Take the poets as an event, which we are glad to be- m example, and they are a pretty lieve .lsmnot as ffr off now as it B true index to the highest and was m Tennyson's day. The class jjj vpt tvioiicrtit.. TliP ropt ova in- of people who get this vision m nnv morlpm rronhpt Tt oft- of a better time ahead, very nat- H en seems that they really have urallv surge forwai'd toward it m .i n, r n j if 11 f i I QTIfl IPOVA ThO M'wH hohlTlri 3 tne gill 01 ioretemng xne iuture. i r. ,v . , x r . Edwin Markham's great poem, These are pointed out as poets, From the seclusion of these wooded hills there will go forth each month a bundle of literary dynamite that will shake the rotten foundations of society and cause the Church of Mammon to at least turn over in its sleep. The Fool-Killer is nearly ten years old, and getting older every month. It preaches the truth so straight that each issue brings hundreds of old moss-backs and blind leaders of the blind to the mourner's bench in a trot. It "gits 'em goin' an commY' It retails at 40 cents a year, or 25 cents in clubs of four or more, and circulates all over the States. - . If you don't like it, there is no law to make you take it. If you do like it, you are hereby invited to subscribe and get up a club. I want 50,000 new subscribers to this paper inside of the next six months, and so I do. The Fool-Killer don't crawl behind a tree to talk. It don't bust its crupper holding back to see what somebody else is going to say. It is written with a red-hot poker dipped in razor soup. It rides the devil a-straddle without a saddle, and spurs him at every lope. It is death to fools, rascals and hypocrites. The Fool-Killer always tries to make a man laugh right big, and then cram a truth down him while his mouth is open. . It is salted with wit, peppered with humor and sea soned with sarcasm. Every line cuts like a whip, and every word raises a blister. Tote this paper around in your pocket w,hen you go to church, the postoffice, the store, the mill, or where ever you go and show it to everybody you see. Ask them if they would like to sop their mental flap-jacks in my editorial molasses for awhile. Be a missionary for this good cause. If you can use a few sample copies, just send a wire less postal card. Set a resolution to send in one dub every month, at least. I want 1,000 agents who will agree to do that much. THE FO 1L-KILLER, BOOMER, N. C. il The Man With the Hoe," writ-1 . : " lll! Continued on page 4.