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Fourth International, October 1943


Manager’s Column


From Fourth International, vol.4 No.10, October 1943, p.290.
Transcribed, marked up & formatted by Ted Crawford & David Walters in 2008 for ETOL.


Our contention that placing Fourth International on newsstands is one of the most effective methods of distribution is bolstered by the following lettersfrom agents:


Letters from our Seattle agent during the month show considerable other activity in addition to “rounding up 8 more newsstands”:

“Trying to get some other ideas on subs and literature sales for both the FI and paper (The Militant), I finallyy decided to go through all the Manager’s Columns of the back issues of FI for ideas gathered from other cities.”

“Enclosed is a money order for $15. Of this $9 is for another set of the bound volumes of New International and Fourth International. The other $6 is for subs ... We’ll pay our bills at the middle and end of each month now; it’s a wonderful feeling to finally get our debt brought up to date.”


Letters from Toledo show that considerable work is being done by our agent there:

“Have received the September issue of the magazine and desire to have an additional 20 copies for contact work. Will you send these as soon as it is possible. Have read the magazine through and the articles are well worth reading, especially on The Italian Revolution which should appeal strongly to some Italian people I want to get the magazine to.

“Could you send me 20 sub blanks. I want to send letters to prospective subscribers and include the blanks.”


Letters received from the following countriess how sincere appreciation:

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