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Three Conclusive Reasons Why Katherine H. Hodgins Should Be Elected
to the School Board, on Saturday, December 4th:
First, Because she stands for the interests of the majority, viz., the wage earners; Secondly
Because she would demand union labor contracts on all school buildings; Thirdly, Because she
is the best qualified person in Everett for this particular office, by intelligence, education and ex
perience as an educator. Vote for Katherine H Hodgins, Socialist.
Big Crowd Hears Debate
At North Yakima, Wash.
Carl Uionska and Dow R. Cope Cross
Swords on Socialism
In spite of numerous outside attrac
tions a large crowd heard the Won
ska-Cope debate at North Yakima
Friday evening, November 26. The
subject for debate was: "Resolved
that Socialism is the most desirable
economic order for the people of the
United States." Carl Ulonska of Ev
erett spoke for the affirmative and
Dow H. Cope of North Yakima spoke
for the negative. Dr. Granville Low
ther of that city presided at the de
bate, which was held in the Congrega
Of the debate the Yakima Daily
Republic, a local capitalist organ,
said in part:
'It isn't the survival of the fittest
any more, it is the survival of the
slickest," declared Carl Ulonska, the
19-year-old Hverett Socialist leader,
who debated on Socialism, with Dow
R. Cope, former high school debater,
at the Congregational church yester
day evening. . . . Not even Dr.
Granville Lowther who presided at
the debate, could still the involuntary
laughter, or quiet the spontaneous
applause when the Socialist defender,
with all his powers of keen invective,
made a telling point. In large meas
ure it was a Socialist audience, but
even with that in mind the Everett
lad was the keener and more subtle
debater of the two, as well as having
the advantage of a fully rounded
voice which he uses to the best ad
Ulonska's introductory greeting dif
fered radically from that ordinarily
offered by debaters. "Friends and
enemies," he declaimed, "I am most
happy to be with you. I am always
glad to be with my friends and I take
a keen delight in meeting my ene
mies. . . . We Socialists do not
blame individuals; we do not believe
that the trouble is that bad men cor
rupt a good system, but that a bad
system corrupts good men. Men are
not as bad as they can be, but as good
as they are given a chance to be; they
are the products of their economic
Scott Bennett To Speak in
Everett, Sunday, 2:30 P. M.
Comrade Scott Bennett of New
Zealand, who is to speak m Everett,
Sunday afternoon, December 12, has
been filling the largest halls in Cali
fornia since his arrival in this coun
try a few weeks ago. Reports show
that his lecture dealing with "Austra
liasia, Its People and the War," is
delivered in a most masterful way,
showing him to be a man of wonder
ful ability, filled with sincerity and
enthusiasm for his work. In his lec
ture he sees but one remedy for WAR
and that is SOCIALISM.
He is not overconfident of the
workers being against militarism In
reality. Patriotism still commands
and they shout themselves hoarse in
New Zealand when a victory Is an
nounced as they pour forth from the
factories. Johnny is sent forth by
his parents with all the old-time en
thusiasm. A few Kins are shed, but
the people still imagine Uiat they are
doing a groat ami ry duty to
their country. None of them really
know what they are going for. Pa
triotism narrows peoples to countries
and makes brothers hate brothers
when there is no reason on earth why
all should not as brothers be. .
He points out that the rulers are
DEVOTED TO THE INDUSTRIAL, POLITICAL, AND EDUOATIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF THE WORKING-CLASS
CONFISCATION OR PURCHASE
Dow Cope, after the brii-C defini
tion of Socialism by his opponent,
took the next twenty minutes in cut
lining his position. His arguments,
that the vague plans suggested by the
Socialists would amount to confisca
tion or must involve the purchase of
our present utilities, are the good old
jstandbys, but suffered in their deliv
ery. Cope's voice is not as pleasing
as that of his opponent, nor does he
speak with the easy friendliness and
intense fervor of the lad who has
toured the state in the interests ot
his favorite propaganda. In answer
the youthful Socialist traced the be
ginnings of the present order, point
ing out how jobs became scarcer with
the development of the machines,
while labor became less valuable. He
pointed out that the small business
man did not have free competition
with the larger manufacturer, as the
former could not purchase the latest
and most improved machinery.
90 PER CENT. OF THE BUSINESS
"Over 90 per cent, of the business
men fail at the end of ten years," he
cried, "and then the small business
man fears Socialism! The laborer of
today fears old age with haunting
eyes because we must sell labor upon
a competitive basis while the pro
ducts of labor are sold on a monopo
listic market." . . . Several times
in the course of his argument the
Everett lad had to ask that applause
be stopped, "because it takes time
and may be confusing." Cope's more
didatic style of debate, which did not
lend itself to any impassioned flights
of oratory, kept him from being in
tempted in this manner, though the
audience was liberal with its applause
each time he spoke. No decision as
to the victor of the debate was made.
At the close of the debate Lr. Low
ther praised both speakers highly,
both for their delivery and carefully
prepared arguments, adding that he
had learned much from the discus
North Yakima, Wn.
only servants of the capitalists of all
countries and that tariffs and free
trade have nothing to do with it. It
is the clash of the capitalists in their
attempt to get markets for the goods
they exploit out of labor's toil.
Comrade Bennett pictures the hor-
rors of war in vivid terms. He ap
pealed to his audience to head off if
possible this preparedness propagan
da in America.
THE EVIL AND THE REMEDY
Never again will a bunch of slimy
lickspittles be able to go about the
city doing the dirty work of some of
fice-seeking politician by slandering
and vilifying the reputations of So
cialist candidates. The people of Ev
erett will never fall a second time for
the sneaking pussy-foot tactics of a
set of pie-counter aspirants.
To be able to prevent the repetition
of such a disgraceful reversion to dis
reputable methods of municipal cam
paigns us were recently pulled off in
this city, the Socialists have deter
mined to extend organization work in
to every precinct.
Patronize YOUR Advertisers.
KVKRETT, WASHINGTON, THUBBDAY, DUO. 2, 1915.
KATHERINE H. HODGINS
Socialist Candidate For School Director
No man or woman in Everett is better qualified by intelligence,
education, experience as a teacher, or by administrative ability, to
act as representative of the Wage-earning class on the school board
of this city. Her election on Sat., Dec. 4th, would be a distinct
gain to the City of Everett. «.
WILL SERVE INTERESTS OF WORKERS'
CHILDREN AND OF ORGANIZED LABOR
STANDING FOR UNIONISM
BUT IS THAT ALL?
If elected to the school board, Sat
urday, Katherine H. Hodgins, as a So
cialist, will fight for every principle
of the most advanced unionism. There
will never be a scab job let with her
BUT IS THIS ALONE SUFFI
By no means!
A working-class representative on
the school board must not by any
means rest content merely with pro
tecting the interests of card men, Im
portant as this part of the work un
Any honest union man or woman
could do this much.
Any Socialist director would do this
There is no case on record where a
Socialist school director has failed to
support the principles of unionism.
But there are, sad to say, cases on
record wherein "card" men have fail
ed in their duty, either through in
competency, or through "selling out"
to the highest bidder. At all eventl,
they did not prevent the giving out
of scab contracts.
It is the business of a Socialist of
ficial to get results!
And we expect more of a Socialist
school director than merely to pro
tect organized labor's interests.
We expect of a Socialist school di
rector that he or she shall protect all
the interests of the woruing-class, as
such, whether organized or disorgan
ized, or unorganized.
DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING
WITH OUR ADVERTISERS
We Socialists of Everett have plac
ed Katherine H. Hodgins in nomina
tion because she stands for the in
terests of the whole working-class,
and because she understands what
those interests are!
Katherine H. Hodgins is qualified
for the office to which she has been
nominated, by the class-conscious
workers of Everett, by a thorough
knowledge of the history of education,
both in this country and in Europe.
She is past-master of a thoroughly sci
entific philosophy of education, based
upon present-day needs, present-day
eoonomlo and social conditions, not
upon the antiquated formulas of dead
men, nor upon an aristocratic concep
tion of pedagogy.
With Mrs. Hodgins a member of the
school board, nothing could be "put
over" just for the benefit of a favored
few, nor for "economy" at the ex
pence of the workers' children, or at
the price of non-union conditions on
You mothers, fathers, brothers and
sisters who are alive and forward-look
ing, go to the polls and vote for the
one candidate in the field who is real
ly qualified to serve the workers
faithfully and efficiently as school di
Vote for Katherine H. Hodgins, not
merely because at least one woman
should be on the school board, but be
cause she is the candidate who is in
every respect qualified for the posi
Don't scab on the Socialist move
ment. Our advertisers keep the
paper In the field.
WORKERS, WAKE UP!
"Asleep At the Switch"
LET'S GET BUSY
Bvery time a Benzol board election
)iHH been lield In Everett, for several
yearn now, the wage-earners, the
working class, have failed to secure
representation on the board. Not be
cause they tried to elect a director to
rtpr«Mßt labor's interests and failed
in the effort. Not at all. They didn't
even try to elect a member of their
own class, a class-conscious represen
tative of labor, to the board. Law
yers, doctors, traders, any one would
do so long as he represented the busi
ness element in Everett, rather than
the workers and their children.
The workers have been asleep at
The few who have worked, who
were not in a comatose condition, have
worked at cross-purposes.
The workers have not pulled togeth
They have not agreed upon a candi
Or, worse yet, the majority of the
workers have taken no interest in
these elections and have not taken
the trouble to go to the school house
and vote for a candidate representing
The taxpayers, as such, have had
everything their own way.
They, the business element, selected
a "good man," like Earl W. Husted,
for Instance, recently disbarred for
dishonesty, and the few wage earners
who went to the polls piled up their
ballots against the Socialist candi
dates, —representing labor's interests,
—and voted for the "taxpayers' " can
didates and scabbery in Everett!
THEY VOTED A SCAB BALLOT
AND GOT THE OPEN SHOP!
Everett Is fast becoming the scab
biest town In Washington.
You sensible people of Everett, you
who realize that union principles and
union conditions are necessary to the
health and progress of a community,
go to the polls Saturday and cast a j
ballot for Katherine H. Hodgins, for
school director, to succeed Earl W.
Husted, the taxpayers' "good man."
H. Scott Bennet
Sun. Dec. 5, Portland, Ore.; Mon.
6, Kelso; Tue. 7, Centralia; Wed. 8 Ar
lington; Thur. 9, Sumas; Prl. 10, Lyn
den; Sat. 11, Silvana; Sun. 12 (2 p.m.)
Everett; Sun. 12 (8 p.m.) Seattle.
Sat. Dec. 4, Jone School; Sun. 5 (2
p.m.) Elk; Mon. 6, open; Tues. 7, Col
bert; Wed. 8, Denison; Thur. 9, Deer
Park; Fri. 10, Cover D'Alene; Sat. 11,
Opportunity; Sun. 12 (2 p.m.) Medical
Carl Ulonska is to speak on Sat.
Dec. 11 at Silverdale and on Sat. Dec.
18 at Trafton. He is available for lec
tures on Saturdays and Sundays
| throughout the winter within a prac
ticable radius from Everett. Terms
£3.50 and expenses, Everett and re
| turn. Address the State Office.
"Patriot" Pewters Will Have
To Make Good on Letter
At the meeting of Local Everett No.
1 a week ago, the organization went
on record unanimously for prosecu
tion of one J. T. Pewters for the let
ter he wrote and caused to be pub
lished during the recent municipal
campaign against Salter, then a can
didate for re-election. As a member
of the 8010 club, a branch of the
Spanish-American war veterans' or
ganization. Pewters framed a letter
Action will be brought against this
"patriot" by Comrade Salter, but the
Local is officially behind him, morally
Heretofore, when some "patriot"
slandered Socialist candidates, or lied
about Socialist principles, the matter
was allowed to drop of its own ob
vious mendacity. But from now on,
we Socialists intend to give each "de
fender of the flag" who lies about So-
cialists, whether candidates or not,
an opportunity to show cause why he
should not be placed behind iron bars,
along with other anti-Socialists.
(Prisons and lunatic asylums are no
toriously free of Socialists, as num
erous straw votes have proved.
Ninety-eight per cent, of convicts are
Republicans and Democrats, and 99
per cent, of lunatics are Republicans
or Democrats. Keep this in mind
when you read news of straw votes
taken in public institutions next fall,
and see for yourself.)
Misrepresentations of .the grossest
nature were made by Merrill support
ers in their house-to-house canvas dur
ing the recent election. But these
liars cannot be readily reached at
this time. Pewters was stupid enough
to put his false charges in print, over
his own signature, so he is open to
successful legal prosecution, his accu
sations being flagrantly libelous and
easily disproved in any court of Jus
The policy, heretofore followed by
Socialists, of allowing any kind o£
I THE FLAG OF BUNKER HILL
'Come sit here on my knee, my child,
And listen, if you will, ,
To the story of the tattered flag—
The flag of Bunker Hill.
You wonder why I love It so,
This dingy, faded rag;
My child, In daya of long ago,
It was our only flag.
Before the stars and stripes were born
This flag by shot and shell was
In 'Freedom's fight.
That is why I prize it dearly
And why I always will
Look with reverence on this old red
The flag of Bunker Hill.
Once a little band of patriots
Most solemlfly did swear
That they no more the heavy yoke
Of British kings would wear.
They defied the haughty Briton.
And death's mighty hand did chill
The heart of many a hero
On the field of Bunker Hill.
Although 'tis dim and faded now,
It once was brightest red—
The color of the patriot's blood
Which was so freely shed—
This banner floated o'er them,
Once caused their hearts to thrill
When our fathers fought for freedom
'Neath the flag of Bunker Hill.
Patronize YOUR Advertisers.
scurrilous and defamatory matter to
; appear in print against us is now rec
ognized as a mistaken one. We as
sumed that the general public was by
now too well posted on what the So
cialist Party is striving for, and too
well informed on the question of So
cialist tactics and principles to need
denial from us of cheap and stupid
I accusations. In this we flattered the
general public; or at least a consid
erable portion thereof. For, alas!
many apparently intelligent people
are still ready to believe the Pewter
type of "patriot" when he tells them
that we members of the Socialist
Party are hand in glove with assas-
sins of the Czolgoz type, and that
Emma Goldman has joined our ranks,
so that hereafter the seeds of murder
and arson (!) will be sown broadcast
by the allied (?) anarchists (of vio
lent propensions) and the Socialist
It is depressing to think that such
ridiculous slander could be put over,
even among the most ignorant ad
herents of the old parties. But the
sad fact remains that many Republi
cans and Democrats are still so be
nighted that rot of this virulent na
ture is swallowed whole, thus making
it even more difficult for them to ab
sorb a new idea if it comes to them
from a Socialist source. *
So from now on it's the court house
and prison for all malicious calumni
ators of Socialist Party members, if
"even-handed justice" is not a mere
fiction where Socialists are concerned.
The student is to read history ac
tively and not passively; to esteem
his own life the text, and books the
commentary. * ♦ * I have no ex
pectation that any man will read his
tory aright who thinks that what was
done in a remote age, by men whose
names have resounded far, has any
deeper sense than what HE is doing
today.—Emerson's Essay on "His
DEC. 12, 8 P. M.
To perfect plans of organization,
the committee in charge of the So
cialist Extension work are arranging
for a "Get-together" meeting and en
tertainment Sunday evening, Dec. 12,
at Local Headquarters, 1612 Califor
The main feature of the entertain
ment will be a story-telling contest.
The audience is to decide who is the
winner. Suitable prizes will be given.
Plenty of music and a lunch are oth
er features of the entertainment. So
cialists, and all those interested in
the Socialist movement, are invited
to attend. Everything free!
A GOOD REASON
A certain element here in Everett
will be very active and zealous In get
ting out votes AGAINST the Socialist
candidate for the School Board (much
more than FOR their own candidate).
Is this not a good and sufficient rea
son why all others should work just
as zealously FOR Mrs. Hodgins' elec
At a certain stage of development it
brings forth the material agencies for
its own dissolution. From that mo
ment new forces and now passions
spring up in the bosom ot society;
but the old social organization fetters
them and keeps them down. It must
be annihilated; it is annihilated.—
"Capital," Karl Marx.,