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BACHELDER & CORNEIL
BETTER CLOTHES—UNION MADE
1617-19 HEWITT AVENUE
—MAKE THIS YOUR MAIL ORDER HOUSE—
Offering the Women of Everett Their
Unrestricted Choice of Our
Entire Stock of
At Substantial Reductions
Season's Newest Styles
—$39.00 Values $25.00
—$65.00 Values .... $39.00
—$85.00 Values $59.00
—$95.00 Values $76.00
—$125.00 Values $100.00
THAT PRINTER'S DEVIL
Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 30.—The
historic printer's devil again ran
rue to form in this city when he in
-erted several union shop articles
in a paper operated for the benefit
"f a citizen's alliance.
The Union Advocate is printed in
the same shop as is a local business
publication. The labor paper has
referred to the walking delegate of
the union busters in terms more
—AN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION
What Has The
Red Cross Done?
The family of Joseph Grant, consisting of father, mother,
and four children, were victims of the flood last spring. They
lost everything they had, escaping in their night clothes. The
Red Cross clothed them so they could apply for work.
But jobs were few, and the family needed a home and food.
The Home Service Visitor aided in securing cheap furnished
mums; saw that fuel was provided; arranged credit at the groc
era: and ordered two quarts of milk delivered daily from the
A week later Mr. Grant found a short job which helped for
a few Hay.-. Vet further groceries were needed for the growing
rrily, which were supplied by the Home Service Section, Red
Cross. Again the lather found work, and yet again it was
for but a few days.
Then, then came a splendid opportunity where both father
and mother could work at a logging camp, keeping their little
ones with them, if only they could borrow enough money to pay
transportation to the Camp. The Home Service Section arranged
the matter, and the family went on to the new work.
A month later, Mr. Grant called at the Home Service Office,
repaid his loan with the most gracious thanks. The Grocer
who gave the family credit in their time of distress, now states
that the Grants are one of their best cash customers.
What comfort can we take in withholding any sum of
money if it is needed to relieve the suffering of our own people ?
STILL THE GREATEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD
THE RED C ROSS WILL DO A GREATER WORK
WHEN YOU GIVE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE
—$115.00 Values $92.00
—$118.50 Values ... $94.80
—$135.00 Values $108.00
—$147.00 Values $118.00
—$219.00 Values.. $175.20
emphatic than polite, and when the
printer's devil was "making up" this
sheet he chucked in several Union
Advocate squibs as "fillers."
When the paper was distributed
among the low wage advocates it
was a case of quick curtain and slow
music, with the printer's devil, as
usual, blamed for the muss.
You can't expect to develop much
speed in your first race.
READ THIS STORY OF CIVILIAN RELIEF
HANDLED THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
JOSEPH GRANT (Flood Victim)
Smoke CHALLENGE 10c Cigar.
The Salvation Army
And Its Good Work
The Salvation Army has sixteen
corn in the state of Washington
each corp an ever active ami ener
gotir relief committee, each agenc\
always "on the job," hunting out the
man, woman or child who is in
trouble and who is in need of help
These corps are in charge of meag
erly paid officers, who, with their
little band of "soldiers" who'receive
no remuneration, are devoting theii
lives to the welfare of others.
The Salvation Army conducts a
Rescue Home in Spokane, to which
are sent girls from all parts of the
state. One hundred and twenty-three j
girls were admitted to this institu ■
tion last year, and eighty-nine chil- j
dren, were born there, with the pros
pect of getting a fair start in lift
such as would have been absolutely
impossible were it not for this home.
In Tacoma and Bremerton are
boarding homes for young women,
where a girl finds a room that she
may know as "home" and the best
of meals at a cost within her mean*.
The buget plans for Seattle in
clude the establishment of a simi
lar home there.
Industrial homes for men, where
derelicts broken, discouraged and
without a job are given work thc>
can do until they are able to get
on their feet and take care of them
selves, are located at Spokane and
Seattle. Scores of men are taker
care of annually in these two homes
and tax consumers are turned in
to tax payers.
The Home Service campaign now
launched in Washington is to main
tain these Salvation Army corps
and institutions and to enable them
to do a greater work in the future
The state buget, to which all coun
ties will be asked to contribute, in
cludes the maintenance of the Res
cue Home and a fund for general
charities to be distributed where
The activities of the Army are
limited only by the limits of the
need for loving, tender social ser
vice. The Army goes into the pri
sons, keeps the prisoners in touch
with their families and all other in
fluences that may tend to bring
about their reformation. They con
duct a "Missing Friends" depart
ment, and with its corps established
as they are throughout the world,
they are always finding men ant l
women lost to their families and
their loved ones. This is the Home
Service which the public is asked
Charters were issued by the Amer
ican Federation of Labor during the
month of September as follows:
One State Federation, six Central
Bodies, fifteen Local Trade Unions,
and seven Federal Labor Unions.
But say, that G. O. P. bunch was
THE LABOR JOURNAL
We operate the best equip
)ed tire repair plant in this
state. All our work is abso
OILS AND GREASES
2625 Colby Aye.
Butter, lb .53
Cheese, lb .33
2 lb. Peanut Butter .30
Hammonds Best Klour $2.95
Salmon Can .15
Troco, Gem Nut,
Nucoa, lb .35
Navy Yard Employees
Get Wages Increased
Washington, Oct. 29. — Increases
ranging from five to approximately
fifty per cent anil affecting more
than il,ooo employees in the cleri
cal, messenger, and police force of
the navy-yards and stations through
out the country are ordered in the
revised wage list for these divisions
announced 1)y the Navy Department
Employees at the following navy
yards and stations will he effected
by these reclassifications: Ports
mouth, N. H.J Boston, Mass.; Chel
sea, Mass.; Hingham, Mass.; New
port, R. I.; Brooklyn, N. V.; Phil
adelphia, Pa.; Portsmouth, Va.j
Charleston, W. Va.; Annapolis, Md.;
Charleston, S. C.J New Orleans, La.;
San Diego, Calif.; Mare Island,
Calif.; Puget Sound, Wash., and
Great Lakes, 111.
This action of the navy depart
ment came as the result of a re
quest of the National Federation of
Federal Employees and as a sequel
to the Department's award of Sep
tember 10 for the mechanical force.
At that time it was agreed by the
Department that the clerks were
entitled to special consideration by
reason of the inequality between
their pay schedule and that of the
mechanics and that rates to be fixed
would be retroactive to the date of
the first award, namely Septem
ber 16. The National Federation
of Federal Employees, represented
at the wage hearing by President
Steward and L. C. Major, of the
Norfolk Navy Yard, requested the
establishment of a special board in
each navy yard and station and in
the Department at Washington for
the special purpose of reclassifying
the clerical, messenger and police
force, the employees to be repre
sented on these boards.
The local boards, numbering as
many as 20 members on an average,
were duly established, employees'
representatives being elected from
each department in the respective
yards. These local boards reported
to the Department at Washington,
where the Department Board n
viewed the local findings.
A reclassification of the navy
yard clerical forces has been urged
for years, and officials of the Fed
eration expressed great satisfaction
at the results now achieved.
Labor Marches On;
Can Not Be Swerved
Chicago, Oct. 30.—"1t is impossi
ble to kill the labor movement, be
cause it is a religion that is deep
rooted in every life of man on this
planet," writes Editor Hohmann, ed
itor of the Bakers' Journal, who
voices the spirit of workers in this
industry who have waged many gal
lant and successful fights against
"True it is," continues the labor
editor, "that the labor movement
has had its setbacks. But every
movement having for its purpose
the advancement of the cause of
humanity is halted now and again.
And temporary defeats are not al
ways without their compensation,
since they enable us to better real
ize our shortcomings and set about
"This prompts us to say—para
doxical though it may seem—that
labor never loses, but has ever the
ultimate victory. For, after all, im
mediate victories or defeats count
little in the order of things; and
whether they do or not, this one
fact stands out unchallenged: The
labor movement goes on winning,
winning—in sunshine and in rain,
in storm and in calm —all along the
"That is why we and other work
ers in the labor cause are never
discouraged. That is why, when
we are temporarily worsted in the
one contest, we lick our wounds,
take stock of our position, remedy
our shortcomings and come up smil
ing for the next assault.
"For we know that however much
our enemies may assail the labor
movement, however much its trait
ors may try to stab it in the back,
it will continue to function for the
good of humanity, because it is a
living movement, possessing both
soul and spirit, and as such can
The Carlyon $30,000,000 road bill,
known as Referendum No. 1, got
the cold mit from the voters.
Smoke BLUE RIBBON 5<, 1 Cigar.'
Changes in Retail
Prices of Food in
The United States
The cost of the 22 articles mak
ing up the retail food index, carried
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
of the United States Department
of Labor, decreased 2 per cent in
September as compared with Au
Prices of food articles are report
ed to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
every month by retail dealers in
51 important cities. From these
prices the Bureau computes a
"weighted" index number weighting
the price of each article by the
quantity consumed in the average
Working-man's family. The "weight
ed" retail food index is necessarily
limited to the artiiles for which
have been ascertained the quantities
consumed, hence noly 22 articles are
included. These articles, however,
make op about two-thirds of the
entire cost of the food budget.
Since January, 1919, monthly re
tail prices of food have been se
cured for 43 food articles. During
the month from August 15 to Sep
tember 15, 1920, thep rice of 23 of
the 43 food articles for which prices
were obtained decreased as follows:
Potatoes, 22 per cent; sugar, 20 per
cent; cabbage, 14 per cent; coffee,
6 per cent; onions, 5 per cent;
crisco and rice, 4 per cent each;
sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast,
chuck roast, plate beef, bacon, lamb,
flour, cornmcal, cornflakes, navy
beans, canned corn, and canned to
matoes, 1 per cent, each. The
prices of oleomargarine, nut mar
garine, and cream of wheat, decreas
ed less than five-tenths of 1 per
The 15 articles which increased in
price were: Kggs, 12 per cent; pork
chops, !) per cent; oranges, 8 per
cent; raisins, 7 per cent; bananas,
5 per cent; rolled oats, 3 per cent;
butter and macaroni, 2 per cent,
each; ham, hens, canned salmon,
fresh milk and evaporated milk, 1
per cent, each. The price of cheese
and prunes increased less than five
tenths of 1 per cent.
Prices remained unchanged for
lard, bread, baked beans, canned
peas, and tea.
Changes in One Year
During the period, September,
1!)1!>, to September, 1920, the per
centage increase in 22 food articles,
combined, was 8 per cent. Twenty
nine of the 43 articles for which
prices were secured on both dates
increased as follows: Sugar, 66 per
cent; raisins, 59 per cent; oranges,
32 per cent; rolled oats, 26 per
cent; bananas, 25 per cent; cream
of wheat, 20 per cent; bread, 18 per
cent; canned salmon, 16 per cent;
sirloin steak, 15 per cent; round
steak, flour and macaroni, 14 per
cent, each; lamb and eggs, 13 per
cent, each; rib roast, 11 per cent;
hens and fresh milk, 10 per cent,
each; pork chops and ham, 9 per
cent, each; chuck roast, 8 per cent;
rice, 7 per cent; tea, 5 per cent;
butter and cornflakes, 4 per cent
each, plat beef, cornmeal, canned
peas and prunes, 1 per cent, each.
Nut margarine increased less than
five-tenths of 1 per cent.
Articles which decreased in price
duiing the year were: Lard, 27 per
cent; cabbage, 22 per cent; onions,
18 per cent; crisco, 16 per cent;
potatoes, 9 per cent; coffee, 7 per
cent; tlieese, navy beans and canned
tomatoes, 6 per cent, each; evap
orate! milk, 5 per cent; canned corn,
3 per cent; bacon, oleomargarine
and baked beans, 2 per cent, each.
Changes Since September, 1913
For the 7-year period, September,
1913, to September, 1920, the per
centage increase in 22 food articles,
combined, was 98 per cent. Ten of
the 23 articles for which prices
were secured in September, 1913, in
creased over 100 per cent, as fol
lows- Rice, 102 per cent; potatoes,
105 per cent; lamb, 110 per cent;
hens, 112 per cent; bread, 113 per
cent; ham, 115 per cent; pork chops
and cornmeal, 119 per cent, each;
flour, 152 per cent; sugar, 221 per
Wholesale Prices in September
Wholesale prices of many import
ant commodities continued down
ward in September, according to in
formation collected by the Bureau
of Labor Statistics of the U. S. De
partment of Labor in representative
markets of the country. The de
cline in the general price level from
August to September as measured
by the Bureau's weighted index
number, in which each commodity
has an influence proportionate to
its importance in the country's mar
kets, was 3.2 per cent.
Farm products and foods again
showed substantial price recessions,
the decrease in each group being
over 5 per cent. Cloths and cloth
ing showed a still greater decrease,
with a drop of over 7 per cent from
the August level. In the group of
building materials the decrease was
over 3 per cent. Smaller decreases
were recorded for metals and mis
cellaneous commodities, the latter
group including, among others,
such important articles as bran,
cottonseed meal and oil, millfeed,
fertilizer materials, jute, rubber, pa
per and wood pulp.
Fuel and lighting materials, as
in the preceding month, continued
upward, with an average increase of
6 per cent over August prices.
Chemicals and drugs increased
about 2% per cent and house fur
nishings about 2 per cent over the
level prevailing in Anugust.
Below are shown the index num
bers of wholesale prices in the
United States, by groups of com
modities, as computed by the Bu
reau of Labor Statistics for the
months named. The figures for the
last named month are preliminary
and subject to revision. The base
used in computing these index num
bers is the average for the cal
endar year 1913.
Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices,
By Groups of Commodities
Group— Aug. Sept.
Farm products 222 210
Food, etc 235 223
Cloths and clothing 299 278
Fuel and lighting 268 284
Metals and metal
products 193 192
Building materials 328 318
Chemicals and drugs . 216 222
House-furnishing goods 363 371
Miscellaneous 240 239
All Commodities 250 242
Measured by changes in the index
numbers from September, 1919, to
September, 1920, farm products de
creased over 7 per cent and cloths
and clothing over 9 per cent in
average price. In all other groups
there was an increase between these
two dates, food advancing approxi
Store Open* 9 a. bl, Qmm 0 p. m., Daily, Including Saturday
Hewitt and Wetmore
THE SHOPPING CENTER OF EVERETT
ARE COTTON BLANKETS AS WARM
AS WOOL ?
QUESTION ANO ANSWER
—Customers, when they feel the thickness and softness of Beacon
Blankets, surprised to learn that they are cotton, often ask: "Are
they as warm as wool?"
—The reply may best be taken from the report of the U. S. Depart
ment of Commerce, Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C, made
after exacting tests of Beacon Blankets.
—We do not wish to convey the impression that Beacon Blankets
are more satisfactory than wool blankets under all circumstances,
but they are much warmer than wool, weight for weight, as
shown by the Government report, in which the . r >-lb. wool blanket
is 2.V/J heavier than the heaviest of the Beacon Blankets in the
test. Even the 2% -lb. Beacon Blanket tests 30'/; warmer than the
5-lb. wool blankets.
—The results are shown by the Government report are undoubtedly
due to the fact , that the Beacon Blankets are much thicker than
wool blankets of the same weight and form a better protecting
—For use outdoors and where exposed to rain and snow, wool
blankets are, of course, much more satisfactory than cotton, as
they do not so readily absorb moisture and become soggy.
—We believe that this information, especially authentic, is of value
to intending purchasers of Beacon Blankets.
—Beacon Blankets —Beacon Crib Blankets
—Beacon Comfortables —Beacon Robe Blankets
mately 5% per cent, miscellaneous
commodities 10 per cent, metals 20
per cent, chemicals and drugs 28 per
cent, building materials 40 per cent,
house-furnishing goods 42 per cent,
and fuels 57 per cent in average
price. All commodities, considered
in the aggregate, increased 10 per
Will Soon Be Rarity
London, England, Oct. 30. — The
overworked English wage earner
will soon be a rarity, is the opinion
of the chief inspector of factories
and work shops, who says the short
er work day is rapidly replacing the
old system of long, monotonous
It is stated that shortened work
ing hours has had a beneficial effect
on wage earners, more so than
any other recent improvement in
Better timekeeping, less fatigue
and overstrain, and no increase in
accidents, despite the fact that more
men are employed in engineering
(metal) trades, are other marked
With regard to sickness, the re
port cites a large factory where,
some years ago, the average num
ber of absentees were 40 daily.
Since the adoption of the 44-hour
week the average has dropped to
A point of interest to employers
who have incessantly deplored the
shortening of hours and insisted
that a proportionate decrease in
production would inevitably follow,
is that, according to the report,
where output was largely or entirely
dependent on the worker, there was
frequently no loss in production; in
deed, in one wholesale tailoring es
tablishment an increase of 40 per
cent was reported. In another in
stance, a boot factory, where the
ho-rs of work were reduced from
52 to 48 per week, there was a con
siderable increase in output.
Workers' Jap Stand
Finally Agreed To
San Francisco, Oct. 30.—1f the
American government and the pub
lic generally hearkened to labor a
quarter of a century ago, the pres
ent Japanese question, which has
become international, would be un
The usual happened, however,
when the opportunity for cheap la
bor was presented to employers.
Business men and land owners talk
ed of "equal opportunity for all"
and ignored the workers' claim that
a people who could live on stand
ards lower than American would
eventually weaken American social
structures. Labor has presented
this argument against low wages,
against child labor and against un
restricted immigration, only to be
resisted by those who refuse to see
The yellow race is now a menace
on the Pacific Coast. The Japs
are large land owners and are
threatening the white farmer with
extinction. The small business man
is also affected and the forces that
laughed at labor in the late 70s and
early 80s when it demanded Orien
tal exclusion, are now thoroughly
Those who ignored labo" now ac
cept labor's views—in the case of
the Japs. They agree that the white
worker cannot compete with Jap
Labor suggests that these lattei
day opponents of Oriental immigra
tion give heed to other warnings by
labor on the ultimate result of child
labor, low wages, long hours and
other social ills that will degrade
a free people.
Several of our boys and girls also
Smoke OLYMPIC 10c Cigar.
Buster Brown Shoes
have been elected by a vast majority, as
the best footwear for Boys and Girls.
MAXINE SHOES FOR WOMEN
WHITE HOUSE SHOES FOR MEN
The economical place to buy your
18H HEWITT AYE. 1814 HEWITT AYE.
Friday, November ■">■ 1920
ROSIER OF UNIONS
CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL
Meetvt every Wednesday night at 8 p. m. Chan.
E. Goldthoii,e, President; O. F. Wefferling.
Barbers Local No. 446 Meets 2nd Thursday
in euch month. T. \V. So'omon, President,
2*28 Rockefeller avenue: W. C. Davis, Sec
retary-Treasurer, 1813 Hewitt avenue.
Boilermakers' Union, Kverett No. 600—Meets
the 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights of each
month, at the Labor Temple. Fred N. Lil
jcnberff, President, VII 33rd St.. Everett.;
Grant Wiriek, Financial Secretary, Pine
hurst. All brothers Invited to attend.
Electrical Workers, No. 191, meets in Hall
No. 1, Labor Temple, < .» ivlonday at 8 p.m.
President, J. E. Pen'i. f, Labor Temple;
Sec, J. M. Gibbs, SUV uakes, Thone White
Engineers, Local No. 71'», meets every Thurs
day in Hal] r>, 'Kniple. A. H. Herhat,
President, 1717 Colby. Phone Red 813.
Harry C. Parks. Sivreiury, 8018 Norton.
Phone Black 962.
Longshoremen No. 38-8, meets Monday nights
at 7:30; at 2849 Bond Street. President,
Frank Preston, 21139 Bond; Secretary, L.
W. Stevens, 2930 Bond; Business Agent.
Harry Jacobsun, 2939 Bond. Phone 705.
Painters, No. 339, meets every Tuesday at 8
p. m. President, A. C. Hatloe, 1710—17 th
St, Phone White 1551. H. Arends, Secre
tary, 2426 Virginia. Phone Blue 836.
Piledrivers, Local 2110, meets Tuesdays in
the Labor Temple. Morris Wilßon, Presi
dent, 321(1 Lombard; J. H. Andeison, ft
uncial Secretary. Labor Temple.
Retail Clerks, Local No. 448 —Meets every
Friday evening in the Labor Temple. Geo.
Munter, President; R. R. Swalwell, Ist
Vice President; E. J. Edney, 2nd Vice
President Leo. T. Johnson, Sec.-Trea.. ;
F. J. Scuitho, Rec. Sec.
Stage Employees and Moving Picture Oper
ators Arthur Patterson, President, 1906
Wetmore; Mark Bebeau, Recording Secre
tary, 2514 Virginia; Geo. Fauver, Kin.
Sec.-Treas., 21119 Colby.
Teamsterr Local No. 99—Meets in Hall 2.
Labor Temple, every Tuesday evening
T. S. Overvold, Secretary. 2625 Wetmore;
S. C. Boyd. President; 1710 Rainier; Blue
Timberworkers, Local No. 7. Meets lßt and
3rd Fridays and 2nd and 4th Sundays in
Labor Temple, at 7 p. m. J. C. Rath, Prest.,
20171/, Hewitt: Phone Main 997R; Thomas
Holmstrom, Rcc. Sec, 2630 Lombard; M. A.
Meyer, Fin. Sec, 2227 SummiJ;.
I! A HHI-.lt SHOPS
I, H. Turner, 1104 Hewitt; Barnhnrt Shop,
Peter Jackson, L. Starke, Emil Mitersbach,
COFFEE AND TEA HOUSES
Manning's Coffee House on Hewitt between
Colby and Wetmore; Jack o" Lantern, on
Colby, between California and Hewitt.
Libby, McNeil & Libby, Packers and Can
ners ; Carnation, Aster, Mt. Vernon and
Washington brands; Yakima City Creamery.
Christ Jvruppler & Sons and the Standard
Oil Bldg., at corner of Pacific and Virginia.
F. R. Hare, electrical contractor; John
San Juan Fish Co., Seattle.
Butlers, The Star, Bon Marche of Seattle.
Bon Marche of Seattle.
The Municipal Meat Market and ita Prop
rietor, A. C. Snider; Shineri' Market, 1809
A. 0. Wright, A. L. Knapp. Booth, W. L.
Otto Merz, John Tbeuson.
The Broadway Cafe.
C. W. Aniruish, 3505 Lombard; American
Packing Co., Everett ; Cat Smilley and Sons ;
Fritz Gerald; M. Anderson and house, 210»tj
Rainier Avenue; R. J. McCain, lumber deaf
er, J. W. Johnson and building at 2526 Maple ;
Mr. Burden and his house, 2511 Maple street;
Everett Fruit Products Co. ; F. S. Lang Man
ufacturing Co. of Seattle.
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