Have you a car? _ 27. Can you operate a
mimeograph machine? —
Are you going to school at present? 29. If so,
what schools or school? __ _ _.
What are you studying?
If going to school at night, what nights?
How many nights a week do yon m-vd for study?
What formal education have you had in the past?
(High school, college, special courses.)
Is your apartment suitable anil available lor occasional
Available for parties? 36. Available for meet
Are you a veteran? 38, Service (branch of)
40. Decorations, etc.
Do you belong to a vet organization?
Name of organization 43. Where and
when does it meet?
Are you active? 45. Attend meetings regularly?
Have you any special function iii the organization?
Are you interested in vet housing work?
How long in the service? 19. How long Overseas?
When did you join the Party? 51, If a former
member of the Y. C. I-., when?
State activities in Y. C. L.
Present work in the Party (rank-and-file activity, special
functions or offices)
Past work in the Party:
l« rtn itj in Function
Arc you willing and able to work as an open Communist
in the neighborhood?
If not, why not?
Are you known as a Communist anywhere outside of the
Party? (In your union, on the job. among your Friends,
Do you read the Daily Worker regularly?
Do you read The Worker regularly? Sometimes?
Have you a subscription to either or both?
If not, where do you buy tin- paper? (what newsstand)
If you don't subscribe, why not?
Do you read Political Affairs regularly?
Have you a sub to P. A.?..
65. What other
('"i mist periodicals do you read regularly?
Do you read current C. P. pamphlets? Few or
What other papers and periodicals do you read?
What Marxist courses have you had?
I «ngth "i
Where | leff.
School dub ot
''at Marxist courses are you taking now? (Give full
70. What basic Marxist literature have you read? (Marx,
Engels, Lenin and Stalin) State whether you've read all
or part of the given work _
71. Do you want to attend a club or section class or study
circle? _ ____ _ __ __
72. What kind of course are you interested in?.——
73. What nights have you free on which to attend a class?
74. Interested in daytime or weekend class? __
75. What kitid of branch or section work are you interested
( Press, canvassing, education, literature, research, leaflets,
7fi. Do you think you can function better working as an open
Communist in the neighborhood or working in a mass
organization? _.._ _
77. If a new member, who recruited you? (First name only,
and club)- __ _ _ _ „
78. Can you make a regular donation to the sustaining fund?
(25c a month and up)— 79. Amount:"
A. I.. I1. ( American
1 ..il>m I'artv)
Civil Rights (longfess
Consumer and Tenant
Good Neighbor Council
American 1 outh for
I democracy ( A. V. 1).)
YC "AC (Young
80. If you have been a member of any of these organizations lor more than three months, state past activity and
function - —
81. If you have belonged to any of these or other organizations in the past, state when, where, activities and positions. Also why you dropped out
82. How often do the organizations you belong to meet and
usually what nights? (List individually)
83. Altogether, about how many nights a week or month do
you spend on meetings and activities in each of these
Beginning with its constitution adopted May 27-31, 1938,
and thereafter, the CPUSA no longer publishes a table of
mbership dues. The 1915 constitution simply says "Initiation Ices and dues shall be paid according to rates fixed
by the National Convention," while giving no figures. This
is done in the interest of secrecy for fear that a publicly
announced table may give a clue from which an accurate
estimate of party membership may be calculated. The
Tarty Voice, volume 1, No. 5, August, 1953, published by
(lie New York State Communist Party, shows that on July
1, 1953, the National Committee of the Communist Party,
USA, instituted the following monthly dues schedule:
Unemployed and youth $ 0.15
Members earning up to S 10 weekly
\I bers earning $41-$60 weekly-
Members earning SGl-$80 weekly....
Members earning $81-8100 weekly
Members earning over $100 weekly—
obum News, March, 1956
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(To Be Continued)-