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ORGANIZED LABOR TURNS FROM PRIVATE
INTERESTS TO PLAN FOR ALL HUMANITY!
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 15. The A. P.
of L., holding its thirty-third annual
convention here, is showing an in
tense interest in the welfare of all
the men, women and children in the
nation an interest not sublimated
at all by interest in its own personal
Most of the, time of the convention
so far, indeed, has been utilized in
listening to speeches on how best to
raise the standard of humanity
throughout this country.
Just how far the delegates repre
senting 2,500,000 workers in this
country are going in their efforts for
the betterment of the nation is shown
by the resolutions which have been
brought before it.
Those who think organized labor
is a force bent on stirring up strife
and discontent will do well to pon
der over this list of 92 resolutions
introduced thus far. For 41 of them
are for better conditions.
Here are some of the most import
ant: "Secure uniform textbooks for
schools in all states."
"Increase the supply of teachers
so that present system of overcrowd
ing classes can be avoided and so
more individual attention may be
given to each pupil."
"Enable public school trustees to
borrow money on school bonds direct
from postal savings bank trustees
without paying a commission to
stock brokers, as under the present
"Prevent insertion of jokers into
laws calling for recall, initiative and
"Prevent accidents in loading and
unloading of ships,"
"Secure data on which to base a
plan for the prevention of industrial
accidents and diseases."
"Prohibit the importation of convict-made
goods into United States."
"Secure the passage of the sea-J
men's bill containing the provisions
for protection of life and property at
"Amend the election laws so as to
give the people a chance to vote for
or against the great national ques
tions which agitate the nation from
time to time."
"Secure collective ownership of
and democratic management of all
mines, railroads and all otter utilities
upon which people in common de
pend." "Secure the building of all naval
vessels at the government yards."
"Prevent immigration into country
of people who would tend to lower
the standard of society and who are
"Secure an increaseof safety ap
pliances onfall railroads,"
GOOD PLACE FOR IT
Nqwcomer Is this a good place
Old Native Oh, yes; I got mine
White men as pearl divers off the
coast of Australia have proved fail
ures after a lengthy experiment.
About two years ago a number of
white divers were taken to the pearl
coast and it is now said they are all
either dead or suffering from paralysis.