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The New International, December 1947

 

Memo

 

From The New International, Vol.&mnsp;XIII No. 9, December 1947, p. 258.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.

 

Our next issue marks the greatest anniversary in socialist history – the birth of Marxism itself. One hundred years ago, January 1848 to be exact, the Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels was drawn up ... Main article next month is One Hundred Years of Marxism by Max Shachtman, the national chairman of the Workers Party ... All we’re saying right now is that it’s going to be the kind of issue you’ll be reading more than once ...

Speaking of re-reading reminds us to mention that the bound volumes of The New International will continue to be printed on the eggshell-white offset stock which we had to give up with the October number ...

Introducing some of our contributors in this issue ... J. Robles is a South American comrade of long standing and experience in the Marxist movement ... Herman Benson is the Workers Party organizer in Detroit, recently put up a great campaign for mayor in that city ... Hal Draper has been organizing in Los Angeles for several years, becomes managing editor of The New International with the next issue ...

Our back page told you last month that our foreign circulation could shoot up if it weren’t for financial and currency problems ... Here are three out of the many letters we receive ...

“I shall be going home to Ceylon. I shall be grateful if you would send me The New International, Labor Action and other literature to Ceylon. .. I have a friend in Oxford who would be glad to receive The New International and Labor Action ...” – G.H.W. (England).

“Thank you for your letter ... and for your offer of supplies of New International and Labor Action [but] I’m afraid I’m not able to cope with any additional expense. Good luck and best wishes to all members ‘over there.’” – J.C. (Oxford, England).

“I have tried to send you the money owing on my account ... but I could not owing to custom restrictions ... I am applying for this [importer’s] license now and will inform you later of the outcome of my efforts. With best wishes .. .” – B. Palley, Advance Book Shop (Sidney, Australia).

Now, at home ... Sylvia Booth, our Buffalo agent, ordered 85 extra copies of the September issue (with special article on the UAW convention) and sold practically all of them at a debate on the issues in the UAW struggle, held at the Workers Party headquarters.

May Hauser, Cleveland agent, writes: “We used extra NIs last night at Reuther debate .... They got into the hands of UAW members.”

Lee Roberts, Detroit agent: “We have sold 109 of the September issue to date, and are keeping our eyes and ears open to discover more meetings to cover. We’ll send the left-over issues with one of the comrades going to the UAW convention in Atlantic City.” ... All we can say is: Go thou and do likewise.


Attention, Subscribers

 

From The New International, Vol.&mnsp;XIII No. 9, December 1947, p. 258.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.

 

We regret that difficulties beyond our control have made it impossible to publish the regular November issue of the magazine. All subscribers will, of course, have their subscription extended one month.

 
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