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Entered at the Postoffice in Everett, Wash., as second-class matter.
Office, Labor Temple Phone Main 116
Subscription, $1.00 per year in advance. Advertising rates on application.
MRS. M. R. STAUFFER Advertising Manager
HENRY ARENDS, Editor
Board of Control, Publisher.
Meets second Sunday of each month at 11 a. m. in Labor Temple.
CHARLES KENNEDY, President Electrical Workers
JOHN KROLL, Vice-President Label League
CARL LEONARD, Secretary _ Cooks and Waiters
Ed. Faulkner, Treasurer Carpenters
Officers Central Labor Council
J. O. SUARPLESS President
L. A. SUYDAM Vice-President
CARL LEONARD Secretary
It is customary to nlake up accounts at tho end of the year
and start in the new one with a clear understanding. If we have
done bad during the past year we resolve to do better in the
coming year; if we have done well we make up our minds to do
a little better just the same. If every one of ous had our future
in our own hands no doubt we all would be doing well, but even
we might have a period when things seem to roll along smoothly,
another period awaits us in which things get all muddled up.
Generally this condition which is experience!! by most all of us
we call our lucky and unlucky period. We are so used this word
luck, that it is hard to change our minds and stop disbelieving
We do not come into this world by mere luck, we are here
as the highest developed product of human nature, with the
whole earth at our feet, we come here to rule the earth. We are
given by nature a highly developed brain power, which power
makes us the kings of the earth.
The term luck in worldly affairs is used by the weaker part
of the human race to cover their sins or shortcomings. There is
no rea;-on for any human being to at any time believe in lucky
or unlucky happenings. We could be so perfect if we believed
in what we really are that we could have a clear picture of our
future in our minds. The only spcret in making the picture a
reality would be to continually keep in our minds our future and
Few men have really used their human power and become
the rulers of the earth, the weaker great mass have became their
satellites. These few men are not any etter than the rest of us
but are exceptions because the great majority do not use the
power given them by nature; they are tot lazy to develop their
power, and are satisfied to be slaves.
What we should do in the New Yea* is to believe ti at we are
the same kind of nature's products a.i the ones who used their
human power; try and reach the same stage of humanness and
be a real product of nature as we are intended to be.
Let this be our resolve for the year 1923.
THE LABOR JOURNAL wishes its readers, its advertisers,
its sywpathizers and all others a Prosperous New Year.
The year 1923 is intended to be a remarkable one for this
paper. Many changes leading towards a better paper are con
templated for the year 1923. The circulation and advertising
service will be the most benefitted by the changes under consid
eration. We need both the help of our readers, the union mem
bers of Everett and of our advertisers.
The year 1923 is intended to make a better, bigger paper
printed in our own printshop, with our own machinery, a plant
owned by organized labor.
A complete plan will be submitted to the stockholding unions
and other stockholding unions to be early in the new year. Let
us use our human power as we should use it in 1923.
Very soon early in the new year officers will be elected by
the two councils in Everett. The election of officers in repre
sentative bodies like the central and building trades council is
held after the new delegates from the local unions have taken
their seats, in the latter part of January and July.
In very few cases the delegates are instructed by their local
unions for who to vote; and as most of the new delegates are
not well acquainted with the earlier doings in these bodies, the
vote for officers is in most cases an unintelligent one on the
part of the majority of the delegates. This is not the fault of
the delegates, but of the system of election.
Election of all officers in representative bodies like the cen
tral and departmental councils should be left to the rank and
file. Nominations should be made by the local unions and a
certain day; in preference some Saturday afternoon and evening
should be set aside for these elections and members be compelled
by 5 their local unions to cast their ballot.
A referendum vote or general election brings out the senti
ment of the rank and file and is at the same time a medium to
create more interest in the movement for the rank and file of
the membership. Every member is paying his or her little bit
to make the work of these representative bodies possible, and is
at the same time benefitted by it, and therefore is entitled to
NEW YEAR 1923
Give the children a
Christmas Gift that will
be valuable next July.
Make it a Liberty Bell
CJhe Oriendly Tkink.
elect the officers. The election of officers being at times a very
important part of the business should be given in the hands of
the membership like all other important questions.
A few delegates most of whom at the election time do not
know the ins and outs of the councils are not able to act intelli
Our well known brother plasterer, James Ballew, is on the
street again and feeling very independent. He has not yet the
full use of his right arm but otherwise is improving rapidly.
He hopes to be in condition to work again next summer, and
we take this opportunity to congratulate Brother Ballew on the
rapid recovery from his illness.
Mr. Ballew always has been a hard worker for the labor
movement; when able to take his place again in the ranks he
will be heartily welcomed.
To show their appreciation for his valuable services of the
past the members of the building trades in Everett presented
him on Christmas a gold watch.
Are there any of the members active in the local labor move
ment who would be willing to work out a plan which when put
in practice would make the meetings of the Central Labor Coun
cil interesting to everyone attending?
The council meetings are at times very interesting to those
who take at all times an active part in the labor movement, but
delegates not regularly attending find the business dry and un
interesting. Outside of some hot debates at different times the
regular order of business while valuable to all members of or
ganized labor all the time is not attractive to the average man
We have in the ranks of organized labor many men and
women with entertaining talent and it is these entertainers we
want to attend these council meetings, to help make attendance
worth while for all.
In the first place we should have the piano moved from the
downstairs room to the council room; and of course put in shape.
Then we want to call on the entertainers and solicit their serv
ices. As there are a good number of them, the work should be
divided up among them, and if necessary they should be remun
erated for their services. Another attraction would be a mov
ing picture outfit and a service of labor and general news which
will be very educating to all. Then we can also use slides which
will come in very handy when explaining certain questions. Of
course we do not want to make a regular show of it, but use
these entertainment part as an attraction, the picture part will
be mostly of educational value.
No doubt it will be a man's job to put this over, but with
the help and co-operation of a few who feel that we have to
keep up with the fast moving times we can do it.
If you are in for it make yourself known.
The year 1923 promises to be a better one for the city of
Everett than any previous year, several big buildings will be un
der construction very soon, mills are loaded with orders, and ex
pectations are that everyone will be busy.
The building trades of Everett intend to raise the wages to
the same level as they were last year. This raise includes only
a few local unions which have lowered their scale for the sake
of public sentiment. At the time of the cut in wages there was
no particular reason why they should cut, but they did to please
the general sentiment to brings things down.
The only thing that they accomplished was that they re
ceived about'Bo cents less a day for their work and nobody was
benefitted by it. The only ones who benefitted probably a little
were the contractors for it may seem funny they did not lower
Several of the building trades unions have a higher scale
than the ones intending to raise their scale now. the average for
plasterers, bricklayers, lathers and plumbers is one dollar higher
than asked for by the trades raising the scale.
To some people an eight dollar wage seems too high, but
when explained that building mechanics work only about 60 per
cent of the time on the average they do not make any more
than the millworker.
Many building mechanics would like to change jobs with
those who have steady work, it is no fun to loaf around and hunt
for work. Work means to them happiness and health, loafing
means starvation, sickness, trouble, bills piling up; don't think
for a minute that the boys don't like to work; if you ever have
been in a tight place like they, you understand.
Of course it is always understood that work contracted for
before anything was known of the raise will be finished at the
If the Delta Electric & Power Company can furnish cheaper
power to Snohomish county, it should be given a chance to show
what it can do. The county commissioners when considering the
application for a franchise next Tuesday should not hesitate but
should act for the best interest of the Snohomish county citizen,
and not favor private interest.
In another article in this paper the objects of the above
named company and its present activities are thoroughly ex
plained. The company also has a standing offer before the city
council of Everett to furnish municipality electric current for
5/8 cents per kilowatt if the city will municipalize the electric
business. However, the company never made application for a
franchise in the city of Everett, as was wrongly reported in oth
er papers, but only asked for a permit to hook up its lines with
some industrial plants at the city's outskirts.
NOTICE OF SALE OF TIMBER ON STATE
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday,
the 2nd day of January, 1923., between the
hiurs of ten o'clock in the forenoon and
four o'clock in the afternoon, commencing
at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day,
in front of the main entrance door to the
County Court House in the City of Everett,
County of Snohomish, Slate of Washing
ton either by the County Auditor of said
county, or by a member of the Board of
state Land Commissioners of the State of
Washington, 'be timber on the following
described state land will be sold at public
auction to the highest bidder therefor, to-wit:
Application No. 11834
Timber on the NE L , of NW',. Stj of
HWM "iel NEVi of SW> 4 of section 26,
township 3d north, range T east, W. M.,
containing 160 acres, more or less, accord
ing to th« government survey thereof, ap
praised at $'1,705.00.
Said timber on said land will be sold for
not less thun the appraised value, as ap
praised by the Board of State Land Com
missioners in the manner provided by lav,-,
a statement of which is now on file in the
office of th* Auditor of said county.
Terms of sale are: Cash to be paid on
the day of sale.
The purchaser of timber on state lands
will have five <5l years within which to re
move said timber, with the privilege of se
curing extensions of time under the statutes
The timber on the above described lands
is offered for sale in pursuance of an order
of the Board of State Land Commissioners,
and an order of sale duly issued and cer
tified by the Commissioner of Public Lands
of the State of Washington, now on file
in the office of the County Auditor of said
™ Unty - CLARK V. SAVIDGE,
Commissioner of Public I.ands.
First publication Dec. 1, 1922.
Last publication. Dec. 29, 1922.
Smoke BLUE RIBBON 54 Gijar.
NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT
\NI) PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION
In the Superior Court of the State of Wash
ing-ton. in and for the County of Snohomish.
In the Matter of the Estate of Ole J. Over
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
executrix of the estate of Ole J. Overvold. de
reaped, has on the 12th day of Dec., 1922,
filed her final account and petition for dis
tribution of said estate with the clerk of said
court and that the said court is asked to settle
such repeat and distribute the property to
the heirs or persons entitled thereto, and dis
charge said executrix.
That hearing on said report and petition
will be had before said court at tbe court
house, in department No. 2 thereof, in the
City of Everett. Snohomish County. Washing
ton on the 15th day of January, 1923.
SARAH CHRISTINA OVERVOLD
As Executrix of the Estate of Ole J. Over
J V KENNEDY,
Attorney for Executrix,
Office and P. O. Address:
Colby Bldg . Everett. Wash.
First publication December 15. 1922.
Last publication January 5, m».
THE LABOR JOURNAL
We have a repair shop in connec
tion witti store and have an expert
repair man in charge of same. We
make a specialty of repairing motor
cycles, bicycles, typewriters, cash
registers, guns and revolvers. We also
do lock, safe and key work. Tele
phone and we will call for your "work
and return sauie when repaired at
Arthur A. Baily's Sporting Goods and
Hardware Store. Both phones 75.
Holmes' Confectionery for can
Smoke Olympia St. Rigi?, 10c, 3
for 25c. adv.
In the Superior Court of the St:ite ..f Wash
ington, in and for the County of Snohomish.
Rudolph Stoltz, plaintiff,
A-u lyn StoltL defendant.
State of Wawiiiigton. to the defendant, Adel
You are hereby summoned to appear with
in sixty 160) dis/s after the date of the first
publication of this summons to-wit: Sixty (601
days after the fifteenth llGthi day of De
cember. 1922, and defend the above entitled
action in the above entitled court and answer
the complaint of plaintiff, and serve a copy
of your answer upon the undersigned at
torney for plaintiff at hi* office below stated,
and in case of your failure so to do judg
ment will be rendered against you according
to the demand of the complaint which has
been filed with the clerk of said court.
The object of this action is to obtain an
absolute divorce for plaintiff from defendant
on the ground of abandonment for more than
one t\) year last past.
JOSEPH H SMITH,
Attorney for Plaintiff
Office and Postoffice Address:
830-3.11 Stokes Building.
First publication Dec. 16, 1922.
Last publication Jan. 19, 1923.
Smoke Olympia Capitol. 10c stra*fth
South Park Grocery
FANCY GROCERIES, GRAIN
We carry a complete line of
chicken feed as well as a full
line of groceries.
41st and Colby
Phone Main 46
Home Made candies at Holmes'
Starting Tuesday, January 2
Tacoma An Object Lesson
If Santa Claus had turned magician and had fil ed Snohomish and Skag
it county stockings with a receipted bill covering half the charge for electric
current for all time to come, in those homes that already enjoy electricity; or
a guarantee of cheap current soon to be delivered in those homes that are
now without electricity-then you would agree that it had been a Merry
That is exactly what has been done, figuratively speaking, by Delta
Electric & Water Company which has started operations at its power site
on the Lower Pilchuck and'expects to have completed its first unit of con
struction next May.
The Delta company has taken an object-lesson from Tacoma, where
electric current is served by the municipally-owned plant so cheaply that
homes are heated by electricity at an average cost of $80 per year, $6.67 per
month; the rate being a half cent per kilowatt hour; so cheaply that large in
dustrial plants are supplied with power for 45-hundredths of a cent per kil
owatt hour; so cheaply that housewives operate sewing machines three hours
for one cent, washing machines nearly one hour for one cent, enjoy the con
venience of constant hot water for a mere trifle, can cook with electricity
more cheaply than with coal.
Notwithstanding its low rate, Tacoma's light plant has earned approxi
mately one and one-quarter million dollars during the current year on a plant
that originally cost but two and one-third million dollars, has this year act
ually netted about $800,000. Tacoma's experience has taught that the low
er the rate, the more current was used, and the more its electric plant earned.
Hence, although Tacoma's rate for light and all other classes of service av
erages but one and two-tenths cents per kilowatt, it has within the past
month announced a further reduction in its rate for commercial lighting.
Yet nature has favored Snohomish and Skagit counties more than she
did Tacoma, having provided a better and more convenient power-site, one
that permits of cheaper development. Nature, in fact, provided more water"
power in this state than for all that part of the United States east of the Mis
sissippi. But your rates for current have never reflected this w r onderful ad
vantage. Monopolistic control is not conducive to lower rates as you have
learned from sad experience.
Delta company has proposed to deliver electric current to Everett for
5/8 c per kilowatt hour, any time the city municipalizes or acquires its own
distribution system. It seeks a franchise in Snohomish county that will en
able it to serve many communities that do not now enjoy the blessing of elec
tricity. It wants to make friends with you and to help you and thereby to
help its owners. It docs not pretent that its proposed rates will not yield a
generous profit. Tacoma's profit and Tacoma's rates speak for themselves.
We are frank enough to admit that Delta's Pilchuck development is more sim
ple, more economical than Tacoma's; that we hope to be able, ultimately, to
generate current at Delta's plant more cheaply than does Tacoma.
The Delta company plans the ultimate development of 73,000 horsepow
er—more than twice the capacity of Tacoma's hydro-electric plant. Fortu
nately its power sites permit of comparatively inexpensive development by
easy stages in three separate plants. Its first plant will be at Pilchuck.
where a 77-foot dam will provide storage and fall for 6600 horsepower unit.
This will meet all present demands. At comparatively small cost a second
and then a third unit can be added to this plant until its total capacity
reaches 20,000 horsepower, as now planned. Other plants will be developed
on the upper Pilchuck by easy stages, in economical units until it has attained
the estimated capacity of 73,000 horsepower, more than ample for present
needs of all the territory that it expects to serve.
CONTRACTORS MOVING MACHINERY
Booker & Kiehl, Seattle contractors, are taking charge this week They
are moving equipment and construction machinery to Pilchuck, where Allan
R. Moore, field engineer, assisting Chief Engineer Frank MacKean, has for
two weeks been engaged with a crew of men doing necessary preliminary
work at the dam site. Setting of poles has already started in Skagit county.
In short, the Delta company means business, has actually started con
struction activities and makes this explanation to the end that the people of
bnonomisn and Skagit counties may understand its plans and wait for the
cheap current that it expects to be serving within a few months. It already
has a franchise in Skagit county. Its application for a franchise in Snoho
mish county is set for hearing before the county commissioners at Everett
January 2nd. For the present, it plans to extend its lines only to those locali
ties that are now without electric current.
Sampson. Veltman & Gaston
BONDS AND INVESTMENT SECURITIES
410-411-412 Central Bldg., Seattle. Second Floor Union Blk., Mount Vernon
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PLANS FOR 73,000 HORSEPOWER
Friday. December 29, 1922