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Full text of "C P A Official Bulletin 2 Circa 15 Aug 1921"

OFFICIAL BULLETIN 

OF THE 

COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA 

(SECTION OP THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL) 



No. 2 



Issued by the Central Executive Committee 



No. 2 



SOME IMPORTANT C. E. C. DECISIONS 

Some of the miscellaneous decisions of the questions of party policy, come before the 

Central Executive Committee during the past Committee as a whole for decision, 

two months are as follows: Only such matters are brought before the 

Sub-committees have been elected to in- C. E. C. as a whole as hav,e been previously 

vestigate and report on the question of considered by the departmental committees, 

participation in the coming elections, on the Every proposition that is laid before the C. 

Irish question, on the Negro question. These E. C. must be accompanied by specific ques- 

sub-committees are now at work. tions or recommendations for action. 

Transfers To Russia "*" ne departmental committees meet at 

least twice a week. 

Until further notice no membership certi- it will facilitate the .work if communic- 

ficates will be issued for Soviet Russia, ex- a tions involving the activities of different 

cept in special cases (such as party couriers) departments are written on separate sheets 

Ex Soldiers Organizations of P^ 1 *- 

Members are encouraged to join Ex- ^ Tailors 

Soldiers organizations, particularly those A group of Comrades with machinery for 

composed of privates, and to form nuclei with- setting up complete factory, are anxious to 

in for conducting our propaganda. The for- g to Soviet Russia. The C. E. C. can not 

mation of such nuclei should be reported grant their application. All such applications 

through Party channels. must go to Soviet Russia for instructions. 

Harry Wicks S. P. Left Wing 

The recommendation of an investigating Representatives of the C. E. C. have had 

committee that Harry Wicks shall not be ad- a conference with some "Left Wingers." 

mitted to the Party was approved. The in- The report is that these are, still opposed to 

formation* proves him to be absolutely un- our form'of organization, and that they do 

desirable within the Party ranks. not yet understand our program. The C. E. 

International Delegates C ' ad °P ted the recommendation of this com- 
mittee that articles should appear in all our 
Baldwin was elected to represent the papers dealing with the S. P., and that our 
American section on the Executive Commit- units should make special efforts to get this 
tee of the C I. Marshall has intsructions to literature into the hands of the S. P. mem- 
return immediately after the adjournment bership. 
of the Third Congress. The others are to 

return after the conclusion of the Congress A,len And ^phael 

of the Red Trade Union International. A motion to re-admit Allen and Raphael 

r, m r, /> • *• to the party was lost (see later decision of C. 

C. E. C. Organization EC) 

The Central Executive Committees has — - _. . . T . , 

. , .. ,. - „ Bohemian And Jewish 

organized itself as follows: _. . A , if .,,,,„ , 

Executive Sec'y Carr Ifc 1S ^P 01 "^ that both the Bohemian and 

Assistant Sec'y Dow Jewish Federations of the Socialist party 

Technical Mgr. . . . '. ". . . ". . . . . . . Ray have decided to 8 P lit; awav from the S. P. be- 

Editor Wheat cause of its attitude toward the Third Inter- 
Associate Editor 7.7.7.7.7.' Curtis nationa1 ' , S P";ial e f fort must now be made at 
Librarian Lewis once by a11 affmatl0ns to supply the member- 
Industrial Org." '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. '. Griffith ship of these Federations with our literature. 
Legal Department ( ) D. E. Cs. 

The principle of Departmentalization has . ,. , .. . . .- ,, 

. , | . j, ., „ „ ~ ,., ,„ According to the provisions of the new 

been adopted by the C. E. C, and the follow- „ ... . . e ., -. /_. . _ , . „ .. 

* . , . . . , Constitution the District Executive Commit- 

ing permanent departments have been m- . . . . ., —. . . , m ,. 

4.-1 t d . tees consist of the District organizer,* the 

B l "a) Secretarial Dow Carr Ray Subdistrict organizers, and five members 

k\ t>j-4. i xxri. * ri -*• ' r» i elected by the District conventions. These 

b) Editorial . . Wheat, Curtis, Paul -^ „ ' ... . ... 

x t j * • i r> ^«.u r> u.- A u D - E - Cs -f so constituted, should take office 

c) Industrial Griffith, Curtis, Golden . ,. . . .. ..J..., 

j[ -ni ,.■ it ■ t» i rr n immediately after the District conventions, 

d) Educational Lewis, Paul, Kelley . . * . •,.... •- 

. T . , v , . , . replacing the temporary district committees 

mu i.u j'V , . ,, , n tu. which consisted of the organizers of the two 

The method -of procedwe is that all matters , . * 

come first to the Secretarial Department. „, 

This departmental committee dispose of 

them, or refers them to the proper depart- The plan of dues payment adopted by the 

ment for action, without bringing them first convention took effect July first, according 

to the C. E. C. as a whole. to C. E. C. decision. This means that no 

On all questions of which the departmental more payments of dues shall be made through 

committees are unanimous, they have full federation channels. All payments of dues 

power to act within the decisions and de- and assessments of all language groups must 

clared policies of the C. E. C, while all ques- come through the regular party channels, 

tion on which they can not agree, and all Section, Subdistrict and District. 



NOTICE 

This issue of the Bulletin was delay- 
ed due to the press of business upon the 
editorial committee and the proposed 
changes in the party press with the 
consequent failure to establish, a de- 
finite policy. The delay in the holding 
of the District Conferences and the 
language conferences and the necessity 
for the CEC to work out policy for the 
Legal activities department and other, 
important issues made it impossible to 
have issued the Bulletin at an earlier 
date. Future issues of the "Bulletin" 
will be published by the Secretarial De- 
partment, and will appear at least twice 
a month. 



The rate of sixty cents a month took ef- 
fect on the same date, and applies equally to 
men and women. 

If either husband or wife, or both, are un- 
able to pay dues, they may^be exempt by ac- 
tion of the Branch Executive Committee, 
Such exempt members must be reported by 
the group captain as being in good standings. 

Y.C. L. 

The Young Communist League, which had 
been organized by the U. C. P. is continued, 
and the Young Communist nuclei which had 
been developed by the C. P. within the I. Y. 
P. S. L. are to merge with it immediately. 
Two members of the nuclei have been added 
to the Executive Committee of the Y. C. L. 

Did You Get It? 

The Official Organ for August came out 
ower two weeks ago. Every member should 
purchase a copy at ten cents. If you have not 
had an opportunity yet to get it, please kick 
and kick hard through party channels until 
you receive what you want. 

Change In C. E. C. 

On June 30th the written resignation of 
Comrade Post was presented to the C. E. C. 
and accepted. Comrade Lewis, one of the 
alternates elected by the Convention, was 
chosen to take his place. 

Representative Of C. I. 

Comrade Staley, who was sent by the C. 
I. to act as impatrial chairman at the con- 
vention, has at last arrived. He carried cre- 
dentials signed by both Marshall and Andrew 
and made an extensive report on Press, legal 
activities, trade union work and propaganda 
slogans. He said that it is the opinion of the 
C. I. that an English Daily should be estab- 
lished here, that legal activities should be 
conducted on a much larger scale, that more 
intensive work should be done in the trade 
unions and that our slogans regarding armed 
insurrection should not be stressed in the 



PAGE 2 



OFFICIAL BULLETIN No. 2 



propaganda to reach the masses at the pre- 
sent time. He has been added to the editorial 
staff. 

Districts 

The party has been divided into nine 
Districts. The Districts lines follow with a 
few exceptions those of the former C. P. ex- 
cept that three new districts have been 
created in the West. The oid U. C. P. Ds 2 
and D 5, and D 9 has been divided among the 
St. Louis and San Francisco Districts. 

Each Districts has a paid District organ- 
izer. Districts 1, 3, 6 have one paid sub- 
district organizer each. District 2 and 6 
each have two paid SDOs and District 5 has 
three. In addition to these nineteen paid or- 
ganizers twenty two other subdistrict organ- 
izers have been appointed in the six eastern 
districts. The recommendations for sub- 
district organizers in the three western dist- 
ricts have not yet been made. 

On Divulging Information. 

The CEC has adopted the following mo- 
tion : 

"No decision of the CEC shall be divulged 
until rt is given out by the Executive Secre- 
tary, unless a member is instructed to do so, 
by the CEC." 

Federation Organizers. 

By a vote of the CEC, Federation Bureaus 
are instructed to submit names of all their 
organizers for the approval of the CEC, as 
provided in the Constitution, and no Federa- 
tion Organizer shall have official status un- 
til so approved. 

This dees-np^pean, however, that all the 
WOrWtt ust sto]^^nttME^ii»ft|>groval. The 
work should continue and all the Branches 
should co-operate in it. 



elections are being communicated through 
Party channels. 



Speakers for whom regular tours are ai> 
ranged under the legal dept., must have the 
approval of the CEC. Local Party commit- 
tees may approve local speakers for special 
meetings, submitting their names to the 
CEC for future work. All speakers are to 
speak in conformity with the policies laid 
down by the CEC. 

S. P. LEFT WING 

Some members of the Left Wing, who 



It is. the duty of all Party officials to trans- 
mit resolutions and communications from 
the lower Party units to the higher Party 
units to which they are addressed, no matter 
whether they themselves approve of the con- 
tents of the communications or not. 

The Convention instructed the CEC to is- 
sue a Manifest©, based on the Party pro- 
gram. It has been decided to defer the 
publication of the Manifesto until the return 
of pur delegates from the International Con- 
gress. 

Wheat has been elected editor of the Of- 
ficial Organ, The Communist, and Curtis as- 
sociate editor. It will appear once a month. 
The Bulletin is to be issued hereafter by the 
Secretarial Department. Golden has resign- 
ed from the editorship of Paper No. 2. 
Wheat was elected to act as editor-in-chief. 



have recently withdrawn from the S. P. have 
submitted certain propositions to the CEC. 
A sub-committee has been elected to draw 
up a reply. 

No CEC member shall accept any position 
on local committees. 

REINSTATEMENTS 

All former CP or UCP members who were 
suspended, expelled or denied membership 
in either of the former two Parties on ac- 
count of differences of opinion on the unity 
issue, shall be reinstated with full member- 
ship, on application to the Party. 



REPORT OF EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE 



In regard to a statement sent out by the 
former Executive Secretary, comrade Dow, 
regarding his resignation, the CEC adopted 
the following: 

"First, to approve the action of comrade 
Carr in ordering the immediate withdrawal 
of Dow's statement as to his resignation. 
Second, to censure Dow for .circulating un- 
authorized statements, the effect of which 
could only be harmful to the Party. That 
the Russian Federation be informed that 
their protest is unfounded, because it is 
based on misinformation." 

Entering; the Elections 

Details as to how to proceed in the coming 



Committees For Control Of Educational Work 

The C. E. C. shall create an educational de- 
partment consisting of three members which 
shall assist and coordinate the educational 
work of the Districts. 

The District Educational work shall be in 
charge of a committee of three appointed by 
the District Executive Committee. They 
shall assist and coordinate the work of the 
Sub-Districts and make regular reports of 
the educational activities of the District to 
the National educational Department. 

The Sub-District Committee shall appoint 
a committee to take charge of the Education- 
al work of the Sub-District. They shall or- 
ganize the teaching staff and assist in or- 
ganizing and conducting classes. They shall 
regularly report their activities to the Dis- 
trict Educational Committee. 

Aim Of Communist Education 

Communist Education aims to better equip 
the members of the C. P. and thru them the 
working class, to more efficiently perform 
their duty in the revolutionary struggle. It 
seeks to give the members a knowledge of 
the Communist Program — to acquaint them 
with the task of the proletariat and the role 
of the Communist Party— to give them an 
understanding of the Marxian Philosophy, 
that they might better direct the struggle of 
the workers; to produce teachers, propagand- 
ists and other trained workers for the cause 
of Communism; and to assist the more 
vigorous minded and more promising, mem- 
bers to positions of leadership. 

What To Teach 

To achieve this aim, the Party must or- 
ganize classes in the essentials and higher 
aspects of Communism, Communist organ- 
ization, and American Trade Unionism. For 
the present 'the educational work among the 
membership must be devoted mainly to the 
organising and conducting of classes in the 
essentials of Communsm. "The ABC of Com- 
munism by Bucharin," now published 
in English, will serve excellently as a text- 
book. As the educational work progresses and 
as a need manifests itself, the Party should 
prepare courses in the "History and Function 
of the State," Marxian Political Economy 
and Philosophy" History and Lessons of Re- 
volutions— 1870— 1920 History of Trade 
unions, etc. using such texts as are already 
available for the purpose or preparing lec- 
tures and outlines wher texts cannot be found. 

Class Organization 

Classes shouid consist from IS — 2ft depend- 
ing) upon facilities. available; la ftuegra* Sub- 
Districts, classes should be organized upon 



the basis of sections. In the smaller Sub- 
Districts it may not be possible to organize 
classes consisting of members of sections. 
Inter-section or Sub-District classes should 
be formed. The Sub-District should organize 
the teaching staff and provide teachers upon 
request of the respective units. 

Each class should elect a secretary who 
shall keep account of each session, reporting 
to the teacher on blanks especially prepared 
for the purpose. 

These reports should be forwarded thru 
the party channels to the District Education- 
al Director who shall report on blanks pro- 
vided for the purpose. 

Our party is faced with a lack of teachers.. 
In this respect we suffer in common with, the 
entire Communist movement; The old. theor- 
eticians, lecturers and experienced educators 
have remained with the Social Democratic 
parties. The Socialist Party of America never 
could boast of any great number of Marxian 
students and educators. Hence there are 
within our ranks very few comrades that can 
conduct classes. The formation of an ade- 
quate and capable pedagogic personal is the 
work of time and will be the fruit of a well- 
organized educational system. 

The Sub-Districts should issue a call for 
teachers, making it plain that the candidates 
need not be experts — if they have had some 
experience in teaching one or more of the 
Socialist classics or if they believe they can 
with assistance direct a class they should 
volunteer. The Educational Committee should 
then organize them into groups of 10 — 15 
forming "teachers circles." The teachers 
should co-operate with each other in the 
work of teaching, exchanging experiences, 
taking up methods, aids, special studies etc. 
New circles should be formed of new can- 
didates to which should be tranferred some 
of the evperienced teachers. The new candi- 
dates should be given assignments in the 
text in order to be prepared to take a class 
upon call. 

The Educational Department should foster 
an interest in educational matters among the 
teachers. It should advise them of methods, 
aids, new books, valuable reference books 
dealing with their subjects. At the earliest 
possible time it should prepare a bibliography 
of Communism, and a Manual for teaching 
the ABC of Communism." It should also at- 
tempt to have the best works of the Com- 
munist International translated, Lenin's 
Imperialism— the Last Stage of Capitalism 
will be issued immediately. 



OFFICIAL BULLETIN No. 1 



PAGE * 



Party School 

When funds permit. A party School should 
be established to which comrades showing 
ability in organizational and educational work 
may be sent from the various districts for 
special training. 

Research Bureau 

The Research Bureau should also be of 
great aid to the teachers in furnishing: in- 
formation regarding the social, economic and 
political conditions of the country of which 
all teachers should be well informed. 

Method Of Teaching 

The best method of teaching is the short 
lecture by the teacher based upon a section 
of the text book which the student has read 
prior to the lesson, * followed by discussion, 
criticism, objections in which all students 
should be encouraged to take part. The Pure 
Lecture system is sterile — "the student 
hears, listens, and goes home." The Commun- 
ist method must provide for active co-opera- 
tion between those who teach and those who 
are being taught. "The teacher must listen 
to all objections, to all ideas, must in com- 
mon with the students examine, every one of 
them as to whether they fit in with our 
fundamental principles and thus enable the 
students to pass correct judgment. This 
method of allowing for discussion is by no 
means easy for the teacher. It even asks 
more of him than any other method, for the 
danger of debate getting into shallow waters 
and being sterile, or even losing itself alto- 
gether, is an ever-present danger, and can 
be kept off only by one possessing an un- 
disputed superiority of the matter in ques- 
tion." The teacher must therefore come fully 
prepared for the lesson,' with his lecture out- 
line in advance and questions previously 
prepared. The Educational Department -will 
aid the teacher in every way in preparing out- 
lines, references, supplementary data and 
questions. 

Inexperienced teachers may find it hard 
to use the Lexture-Textbook method. Read- 
ing of the text in class supplemented by ex- 
planation and amplification by the teacher 
may be substituted. This method does not 
give as satisfactory results as the other. It 
encourages laziness on the part of the stu- 
dent and teacher, makes for emphasis of un- 
important points doing away with the com- 
prehensive summary of essential matter 
which is gained from the lecture and leads 
to unorganized and disconnected discussion. 

The time of class study should be about 
two hours, which should be equally divided 
between the lecture or reading, and the dis- 
cussion, review of previous lesson, quiz etc. 
The -teacher should induce the students to 
read as much as possible and should devote a 
few minutes of the class time to socialist 
classics, supplementary works, interesting 
current reading etc. 

Group Discussion 

There is always some time left after bus- 
iness matters have been disposed of by the 
group for some educational work. The time 
and nature of the group, however does not 
permit it to conduct a sustained course of 
study. The group should use this time for 
"current events discussions." For the present 
and immediate future the work of the Third 
Congress of the Communist International 
should be discussed. The Group should de- 
signate a comrade to lead the discussion. 
The Educational Department should provide 
all material necessary for the- discussion. 



Education of Workers in General 

This phase of our educational activities 
falls within the scope of legal work. The legal 
bodies of the Sub-Districts should aim to es- 
tablish classes in various parts of the Sub- 
District under the auspices of the legal body 
— say the name of the legal organization is 
XYZ — the classes could be conducted, wher- 
ever practicable, under the name of the XYZ 
educational or Marxian society. i 

These classes should not be started in 
preference to classes of party members. For 
the present the energies of the teachers and 
the educational committees should be devoted 
mainly to successfully organizing and con- 
ducting classes in the essentials of Commun- 
ism for party members. 

The subjects of study should be the Class 
Struggle, Capitalism. The State, History of 
Labor movement, American Social History, 
etc. using the Socialist Classics, Wm. Paul's 
"The State," Hoxie's "Trade Unionism in 
America", Simons "Social Forces in Amer- 
ica" and other works as text-books. The 
Educational Department should work these 
courses out fully, giving the essential points 
to be taken up in each, and suggesting text- 
books, etc. The aim of these courses, it should 
be remembered, is not to produce pedants or 
academicians, but more aggressive and more 
intelligent fighters in the revolutionary 
struggle. 

The method of study should be similar to 
that outb'ned for classes of party members. 

The instructors for these classes should 
be provided by the Teachers Circles. 

Education In Trade Unions 

Wherever our nuclei control the education- 
al work of the union— they should call upon 
our legal educational bodies for speakers, 
teacherk, lecturers .etc. The members of the 1 
Teachers Circles should be prepared to de- 
liver talks to unions. The legal educational 
Committees should co-operate with the In- 
dustrial Organizer in this work. 

Sympathizers Discussion Meetings 

Our nuclei hold meetings with sympath- 
izers. At these meetings, there should be or- 
ganized discussion of the problems of the 
Unions. The Industrial Organizer together 
with the Educational Committee should 
prepare topics for these gatherings. The 
active members of the nuclei could open 
these discussions. The aim should be to drive 
one point home at a time. The nuclei mem- 
bers should ask themselves, "what do we 
want to teach sympathizers to day"? and 
having decided, to discuss this point from 
every angle so that the sympathizers are 
fully convinced. This method will make for 
more interesting meetings and will prevent 
diffused talks and purposeless discussions. 



Report of the Industrial 
Department of the C E C 



In accordance with the decision of the C. 
E. C. every member eligible to join a labor 
union must do so by October SO, 1921. If 
ineligible to join a labor union, he or she 
should join some workers organization, so 
that the party through its nuclei may estab- 
lish contact with the organized working 
masses. 

Members should at once initiate the organ- 
ization of party nuclei in the unions. Do not 
trait *»til someone comes along to organise 



you. Get together with the sympathizers in 
your union and get in touch with the In- 
dustrial Department in your District or Sub' 
district, through regular party channels. 

Unemployment 

The industrial crisis which we are now go- 
ing) through will become more extensive and 
intense as the months go by, due to the break 
down of the economic machinery of the 
capitalist system. 

Due to the unemployment situation capital- 
ism's grip upon labor is being strengthened 
The C. P. is the only force which is able to 
take the initiative and give leadership to a 
powerful radical movement to reconstruct 
the labor unions and enable them to resist 
the formidable onslaught of the capitalists. 

The unemployment situation must be util- 
ized as a lever to overhrow the corrupt 
bureacracy in the unions, bring our message 
to the masses, and line up the sympathizers 
with us, organizing them into a powerful 
machine to develop new leadership for the 
masses. 

What To Do 

All members belonging to trade unions 
should organize themselves into rank and 
file unemployment committees, getting to- 
gether with the sympathizers. In those labor 
unions where our nuclei are strong, they, 
should pass a motion to elect such commit- 
tees, which should in name of the union call 
an unemployed conference of all labor unions 
and workers organizations, including of 
course such unemployment organizations as 
are already in existence. In such conference 
our caucus will have a slate for an executive 
committee of the conference and should as- 
sure itself of at least a majority. 

The executive 1 committee shall CQilUMJt Up" 
with our Unemployment Headquarters. 
Meeting should be arranged preferably in 
union halls and open air, this work should be 
financed by the affiliated bodies. The Un- 
employment Conference should strive to 
centralize all unemployment activities. All 
bourgeois charity schemes should be exposed. 

When the unemployment conference has 
won the endorsement of the progressive 
unions, when it has developed sufficient 
strength, unemployment demonstrations 
should be carefully planned and held. These 
may take various forms according to the 
circumstances. ,, 

Immediate Program 

Demand maintainance of the unemployed 
by local, state or federal government, at trade 
union rate of wages, or immediate employ- 
ment at full trade union rates. 

Free distribution of food to families of un- 
employed to prevent starvation. 

Organized resistance to eviction for non- 
payment of rent by unemployed. 

Immediate trade relations with and re- 
cognition of Soviet Russia. 

Soviet Russia Famine Relief 

All C. P. nuclei in the unions should at 
once exert all their energy to getting their 
respective unions to send delegates to the con- 
ference designated by the party to carry on 
the work for the relief of Soviet Russia. 



ACTIVITIES AMONG NEGROES 

A manifesto and a number of bulletins; 
have been issued and circulated at the inter- 
national Negro conference which is being? 
held in New York City. Branches having 
prospective Negro recruits should send fof 
this literature. 



PAGE 4 



OFFICIAL BULLETIN No. 2 



I). C. P. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



U. C. P. ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF INCOME FOR APRIL AND MAY, 1921. 

The following is a financial statement of ABC 147.00 

former UCP books for the period of April 1 May Day Stemps . . 1,417.70 

to June 1, 1921, as testified to by the ELO 957.13 

A ,,,, „ ._ . . . . . .. TT .. Miscell 3,525.57 

Auditing Committee elected by the Unity _,.-.,. -,** A « 

Old ACC t ■ 107.00 

Convention. For the period of Decern- LoaQ (Grey) 1,050.00 

ber 1, 1920 to April 1, 1921, UCP books 

■were audited and signed to by UCP Audit- 

, ™ t, v ,,,♦ a April & May Total. $21,507.50 $21,507.50 

ing Committee. CP Books were audited 

and signed to by CP Auditing Committee . „ „ ,, . A , , 

April & May total income plus 
to May 14, 1921, and statement was read bal forward $30,734.82 

and acepted at Convention, therefore not AprU & May total expense as 

audited by this committee. per attached 20,797.87 



Cash in N. O., L. O., N. D. C, 
Treas. and Juplica plus total 
balances with DOS on April 
1, 1921 $9,227.32 

INCOME DURING APRIL AND MAY. 

Dues . . $5,235.60 

Initiation '. 492.00' 

Organization .... 500.50 

Defense 2,141.02 

Official Organ .... 1,239.92 

Literature 2,310.39 

Red A . 152.00 

C. Sat 2,158.90 



June 1, 1921 Balance. . . . $9,936.95 

JNE 1st BALANCE ACCOUNTED FOR 
AS FOLLOWS: 

Balances in Distr. offices as 

per statement $2,584.51 

Execsec. Cash balance turned 

over to united P . . 296.70 

Juplica 800.00 

Treasury 4,120.00 

N. D. C 819.05 

L. O , . 1,316.69 

Total: $9,936.95 



« C. P. ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF EXPENSE FOR APRIL AND MAY, 1921. 



District Wages 
R. R. Fares . . 

Exp. All 

Rent 

Office Exp. . . , 

Miscell 

Unity Conv. . . 
E. L. O. ..... 

Defense , 

Del 

Dist. Conv. . . . 
N. O. Ptg. .... 

Int. Rel 

Org. Exp. 
Ed. Wages . . . 
Ed. Rent .... 
CEC Wages . . 
Exp. All N. O. 
R. R. Fares . . 
Miscell 



14,261.00 

. 761.51 

244.34 

241.00 

440.99 

1,028. 3i 

2,157.85 

862.96 

1,473.73 

976.92 

272.17 

2,169.45 

450.00 

31.00 

310.00 

65.00 

2,345.00 

189.00 

75.00 

33.13 



Adm. Wages 




420.00 


Adm. Office 


Exp. . . 


275.10 


Adm. Rent . 




296.81 


J L O 




10.00 


Relief 




70.00 






1,337.60 



Total Exp. .. .$20,797.87 

Total District Income for April 

and "May 1921 $21,180.26 

Total District Expense for Ap- 
ril and May 1921 12,878.70 



Balance $8,301.56 

Remitted to N. O. during April 

and May 1921 5,717.05 



Total balance on hand in 

District offices $2,584.51 



RECAPITULATION 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT of UCP BOOKS JUNE 1st BALANCE ACCOUNTED FOR 



April 1 to June 1, 1921. 



AS FOLLOWS: 



CARRIED FORWARD FROM MARCH Balance in District offices as 

Cash balance in the various pe r itemized statement by 

depts. of Party handling Districts . $2,584.51 

fund* $9,227.32 . 

INC. during April Execsec. Cash balance turned 

and May' $21,507.50 into united" Party 296.70 

Expense during Ap- Ju * lica •'• ■ ' A ™™ 

rilandMay ....$20,797.87 Treas. 4,120.00 

NDC 819.05 

$709.63 709.63 L - ° • ' 1,316.69 

June 1, 1921 Balance . . J9.936.95 Total: $9,936.95 



N. O. CASH STATEMENT. 

Balance forward from March. $1,384.77 

Recvd in April $3,330.99 

Recvd in May $3,491.06 



$6,822.05 $6,822.05 



$8,206.82 



Expense in April . 
Expensive in May 



$3,411.34 
..$4,498.78 

$7,910.12 $7,910.12 



Balance on hand June 1 



$296.70 



(The publication of the above statement 
was delayed because many of the UCP re- 
cords were lost in the raids the last of Ap- 
ril and could not be replaced except by 
lengthy correspondency with the Districts.) 



Changes In Press. 

The editorial department submitted to the 
C. E. C. which adopted same the following 
changes in the party official organs: That 
the Communist and the Bulletin be combined 
and issued at last once a month under the 
name of "The Communist" which will contain 
the matter now being published in the Bul- 
letin together with such articles and discus- 
sion of party affairs as cannot be published 
in the legal organs. All articles now appearing) 
in the Communist to be published in a twelve 
page legal weekly paper which is to be the 
national legal expression of the party and 
designed to reach a wider field than is pos- 
sible with the present underground organ. 
Comrade Wheat has been elected editor of 
this new paper which is to replace the old 
C. P. paper No. 2. This paper is to have an 
associate editor and an assistant and will 
cover the whole field of political propaganda 
and agitation. 



A DAY'S WAGE CONTRIBUTION 

• Every member is to contribute one 
day's wage during the month of Sep- 
tember, to the Party treasury. Mem- 
bers who are out of work are to con- 
tribute one day's time to collecting 
funds from sympathizers. 

The present condition of the party 
treasury can be seen at a glance from 
financial reports published in this issue 
of the Bulletin. The tremendous tasks 
now confronting the party can only be 
successfully carried out with the whole- 
hearted support of every comrade. No 
funds from outside sources are avail- 
able. The task of financing the party 
work devolves upon the members them- 
selves. The CEC expects every mem- 
ber to exert themselves as never before 
to raise the necessary funds for carry- 
ing on the communist work in this 
country. The fact that many of our 
members are unemployed and cannot 
assist financially, makes it all the more 
imperative that our comrades who are 
working must make up for those who 
cannot afford to contribute. Mean- 
while our unemployed comrades should 
put in as much of their time as possible 
collecting funds from our close sym- 
pathizers thousands of whom would be 
glad of an opportunity to contribute 
something toward helping in the work 
of the. party.