COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA
(SECTION OP THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL)
Issued by the Central Executive Committee
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 184.108.40.206.7.' 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.
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
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.
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
OFFICIAL BULLETIN No. 2
propaganda to reach the masses at the pre-
sent time. He has been added to the editorial
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-
"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."
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
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-
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.
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Official Organ .... 1,239.92
Red A . 152.00
C. Sat 2,158.90
June 1, 1921 Balance. . . . $9,936.95
JNE 1st BALANCE ACCOUNTED FOR
Balances in Distr. offices as
per statement $2,584.51
Execsec. Cash balance turned
over to united P . . 296.70
N. D. C 819.05
L. O , . 1,316.69
« C. P. ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF EXPENSE FOR APRIL AND MAY, 1921.
R. R. Fares . .
Office Exp. . . ,
Unity Conv. . .
E. L. O. .....
Dist. Conv. . . .
N. O. Ptg. ....
Ed. Wages . . .
Ed. Rent ....
CEC Wages . .
Exp. All N. O.
R. R. Fares . .
Exp. . .
Adm. Rent .
J L O
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
Remitted to N. O. during April
and May 1921 5,717.05
Total balance on hand in
District offices $2,584.51
FINANCIAL STATEMENT of UCP BOOKS JUNE 1st BALANCE ACCOUNTED FOR
April 1 to June 1, 1921.
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
$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
Expense in April .
Expensive in May
Balance on hand June 1
(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
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.