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1928 CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL Author Journalist Lecturer Figure EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT THE CMAUTAUQUA MANAGERS ASSOCIATION CHICAGO Charles Edward Russell Author of SOLDIERS OF THE COMMON GOOD And Other Important Sociological Articles THE American public has awakened to the fact that the question of how the other half lives is more than a matter of curiosity. The welfare of the laboring elements of the population is now understood to be a vital matter in the development of the entire country. Hence, when a message comes from one who knows modern conditions, the whole world is ready to listen. It is, perhaps, due to this, as well as to the fact that the articles came from one who was known to be an authority, that Charles Edward Russell at once appealed to the interest and to the heart of the great reading public when his articles entitled, Soldiers of the Common Good first appeared. Russell was known to be especially well fitted for the task of bringing to light modern conditions of labor and poverty wherever they might be found. He was bred to newspaper work by his father, who was editor of the Davenport, Iowa, Gazette. After serving as managing editor of The Minneapolis Journal and The Detroit Tribune, he went to New York and was reporter on The New York World and New York Herald. He has been Washington correspondent of the Herald, assistant city editor of the Herald, city editor of the World, managing editor of the New York Morning Journal, and publisher of the Chicago American. He has worked as reporter, covering a wide range, including many famous murder cases. He reported the Johnstown flood for the New York Herald, and was one of the party of four who were the first reporters from the East to get into Johnstown, having in 25 hours ridden, walked and waded 125 miles over two ranges of mountains to get there. He has been a political reporter and reported national conventions and campaigns. In one of the murder mysteries he was disguised as a coal heaver and unravelled a case in a water boat dive. REPORTERS' work made Russell familiar with problems of tenement house conditions and the like in great cities, but his attention was fixed on sociological questions when the Herald sent him in 1902 to investigate conditions in the anthracite coal regions of Pennsylvania. In 1904 he left daily journalism, and the next year undertook for Everybody's Magazine an investigation of the Beef Trust. He was then sent around the world to investigate social and economic conditions and progress. He visited England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, India, Burma, Ceylon, Australia, New Zealand, some of the South Sea Islands, China and Japan. The results were published in Everybody's in a series called Soldiers of the Common Good. He wrote for the Cosmopolitan Magazine a series called The Foe of Democracy, describing caste systems in various countries and a series in the same magazine called At the Throat of the Republic, dealing with election frauds. Next he wrote a series for Everybody's called Where Did You Get it, Gentlemen? dealing with the results of overcapitalization of corporations. He has repeatedly traveled over Europe and studied slum conditions in many European cities. Mr. Russell has lectured on slums of London and brings to the platform the ripest experience. There are few speakers who are able to speak more authoritatively upon sociological questions, and it is a privilege to book a lecturer of such genuine ability. LECTURE SUBJECTS SOLDIERS OF THE COMMON GOOD POVERTY AND SOME CURES SOCIALISM—FAITH AND PRACTICE SWINBURNE, THE POET OF THE HUMAN CAUSE (With Readings) CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL Mr. Russell is to be credited with having shown the American business man and practical workingman that there is something doing somewhere in the world toward relieving the abuses of the wage system.— N. Y. Mail. Charles Edward Russell, ex-newspaper man of New York and Chicago, now a magazine editor and writer, made the principal speech, his subject being The Unemployed.— Phila. Public Ledger. Mr. Russell has rendered a public service in studying carefully and describing accurately, with facts in plenty, the system by which criminals and the bosses that own them and the corporations that own the bosses govern in America.— N. Y. Journal. Mr. Russell is intensely serious, with a sincerity we believe born of experience, observation, sympathy and conviction—in his attitude toward that which he has made his chief work in life. This may be summed up in a sentence as expressing the desire to do what may lie within him toward promoting true democracy and equalizing the inequalities of modern society.— N. Y. Life. Charles E. Russell has an article on Japan…that every American citizen should read.— Detroit Times. Charles Edward Russell, in his last article in Everybody's Magazine, on the Greatest Trust in the World, points out that no remedy for the trusts will be effective until the public conscience is educated to the point of recognizing the trust as morally wrong.— Lincoln Commoner. Mr. Russell tells us why we pay so much for our meat; the illegality of the methods which have put the beef trust in the saddle. He does not theorize. He doesn't shriek. He gives facts and figures.— Cleveland Plaindealer. Take, for instance, Mr. Charles Edward Russell's absolutely convincing study of the beef trust…Its figures and statistics are unanswerable. They tell a tale to which no vivid writing can add one jot and from which no sophistry can take one jot away.— The Bookman. Striking and suggestive facts by Charles Ed ward Russell with reference to the growth of municipal ownership in England.— Portland Oregonian. Mr. Russell points out the wonderful progress made by Germany since the war with France, and explains what he believes to be the hopes and ambitions of the German people and government.— Lincoln Independent. Charles Edward Russell continues his valuable papers, full of the awakening spirit of the times.— Cleveland Leader. The logical offspring and successor of co-operation is public ownership, says Charles Edward Russell.— Baltimore American Mr. Russell's mission is to find out what is being done outside the United States to meet the great problem caused by the excessive accumulation of wealth in the hands of the few to the detriment of the great masses of the people.— New Zealand Times. Trusts, says Mr. Russell, are merely the aggravated symptoms of a world-disease—the tendency of wealth to drift to the few—the disease of excess and deficiency.— Wellington (N. Z.) Post. He makes a thrilling appeal to American manhood, which every man will be the better citizen for having read and weighted.— Minneapolis Daily News. After studying the trade and industrial situation in Japan, Mr. Charles E. Russell concludes that she is the nation which is most to be feared in the fierce commercial war which the civilized world wages without cessation.— New York Press. Charles Edward Russell, who has been for some years an editorial writer … has been contributing a series of papers concerning New Zealand. Mr. Russell has all the antipathy of the modern radical to the established order in the older countries of the world, and he considers New Zealand the nearest realization of Utopia that has yet been known.— Nashville Banner. Millions of men in the United States, and practically all the business men in the United States, know the name of Charles E. Russell. He is the author of that splendid series of articles on the Beef Trust.— N. Y. Evening Journal. Among the political and social innovations which Mr. Charles Edward Russell has been investigating and discussing most interestingly is women's suffrage.— St. John Sun. If he live the span allotted to the average man Mr. Charles Edward Russell is likely to find himself regarded in this country as a political Messiah. Certainly there has been no other contribution to the literature of economics within the century that has given such an impetus to the popular movement for public control of natural monopolies as his series on The Greatest Trust in the World and Soldiers of the Common Good. … This searcher, student and writer has made the subject of potitical economy intelligible to the great public.— N. Y. Press. Mr. Russell epitomizes the impressions and convictions resulting from his extensive survey. It is valuable as being the considered summary of a first-hand observer who knows what he is talking about … And it should not be forgotten that the advocates of public ownership and operation of communal necessities have no personal axes to grind, nor do they need to adopt other than fair and square means of laying before their fellow citizens their facts and arguments.— Toronto World.
|Title||Charles Edward Russell|
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|Personal Name Subject||Russell, Charles Edward|
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