From New International, Vol.4 No.1, January 1938, p.2.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
WELL, friends, here’s The New International once again. This time, we hope, to stay. But that’s up to you, and you, and you to make possible by helping to obtain subscriptions, to sell the magazine, and by sending in contributions regularly to maintain The New International on a sure foundation. Judging by what comrades and friends have written upon learning that The New International was to appear again, prospects are bright. A comrade from the mid-West, in far-off Hutchinson, Kansas, says: “To say that I’m glad The New International is going to be re-issued again is putting it mildly ... We need the theoretic organ to keep us posted about world events in the revolutionary movement. Enclosing subscription and bundle order and will try to send donation from time to time.” A comrade near-by in Astoria, Long Island City, declares that “The New International had a great deal to do in making me a ‘Trotskyist’ ... I don’t think any rank and filer ever distributed more of them around the periphery of the radical movement than I did. For myself [brethren, take note] I pledge $5.00 a month and if I can increase it later, I certainly will. I also intend to hold a small house party and later a branch affair for The New International.”
The old New International made and left its mark, and it’s wanted back quickly and regularly, as the comments of a St. Louis comrade indicate. “The reappearance of The New International is a real cause for celebration. I feel strongly obligated to support the enterprise in every way possible and I know that the other comrades feel the same way.” Result: Enclosure of bundle order and a monthly pledge for the Sustaining Fund. A sympathizer in Pittsburgh, Pa., also says it in word and indeed: “Happy to contribute to The New International. Enclosed five dollars. May it accomplish its purpose and light up the dark road.” In New Haven, bona fide intellectual fodder is wanted and the comrades there “look forward with a great deal of anticipation to The New International”. A Plentywood, Montana, comrade shows the right spirit by informing us that “everybody out here is broke, but we’ll do all we can. We’re sure glad to learn the NI is coming out again”.
From points still further West, a comrade from San Diego, Calif., sends in three subscriptions and a bundle order and declares that “San Diego Local is firmly supporting The New International”. Ditto, writes a comrade from Berkeley, Calif., enclosing subs and saying, “We’ll do all we can for The New International. News about NI is best I’ve heard in a long time.” The Cod region makes known its attitude; a letter from the Boston literature agent says: “Anxiously awaiting the release of the first copy of The New International; we’re putting in efforts in obtaining subscriptions and thus far have quite a few.” Minneapolis, likewise, has a committee for the magazine to canvass for subscriptions and already has sent in a batch. The manager of a New York book-shop has placed an order for 150 copies of the first issue and says this is “only a starter”. And so on from Chicago, Columbus, Akron, Philadelphia, Newark, and other locals. Now YOU have had an opportunity to read the first issue and we’re sure you like it. But we mean to be still better; the editorial department will keep up its end. It’s up to YOU now to do your share. Help SELL the magazine. Send in SUBSCRIPTIONS. Assist with regular contributions. The New International is a costly financial enterprise. It cannot be maintained solely through bundle orders and subscriptions, though these of course are the bed-rock of the magazine. Monthly pledges for The New International are required to ensure regular issuance. We’re here again. Now, YOU get busy!
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