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PAN-AMERICAN AFFILIATION OF LABOR PROPOSED AS PEACE INSURANCE By Basil M. Manly. Washington, Feb. 20: Affiliation of organized labor in all countries of North and South America is the pur pose of a manifesto just issued by the conference committee of the Pan-American Federation of Labor and signed by Samuel Gompers for the American Federation of Labor, Santiago Iglesiasvfor the organized workers of Porto Rico, and Carlos Loveira for the organized workers of Mexico. In Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru. Nicaragua and other countries of Central and South America there are strong national labor movements. The purpose of the Pan-American Federation of Labor is to bind these national movements for mutual aid in promoting the cause of the work ers and in preservation of peace be tween the countries represented. The labor movement of Canada has expressed complete sympathy with the purposes of the federation, but is unable to take an active part until the termination of the war. "The Pan-American Federation of Labor will be the greatest force f or the maintenance of peace and demo cratic ideals in the western hemi sphere," said John Murray, secre tary of the conference committee. "This is not a prediction, but a cold statement of fact. "Everybody remembers how in evitable war with Mexico seemed last summer, as a result of the Car rizal affair. Then occurred the meet ing between the executive council of the American Federation of Labor and the representatives of organized labor of Mexico, which by interces sion with the governments of the United States and Mexico brought about a continuance of negotiations, and final settlement without the shedding of blood." The purposes of the Pan-Amerl-, can Federation of Labor are stated in the manifesto to be: "To protect the western hemi sphere from being overrun by mili tary domination from any quarter. "To secure for the workers of all Pan-American countries higher , wages, shorter workdays,, more safe ana sanitary surroundings in an places of employment, better homes, better surroundings, prohibition of child labor, protection of children; "Legislative enactments to achieve and maintain equal rights; the rights of association, free assemblage, free speech, free press, and the right, sin gly or collectively, to withhold our laDor power tne ngnt 10 sirine. o o PETER MAY QUIT GATEKEEPER JOB AND BE MOVIE IDOL The heavenly film is upon us. True, the Dear Things who "just adore" Francis Bushman and think Henry Walthall's ways divine, have coupled lots of movies with the adjective "heavenly," but now comes the film which its backers say is endorsed from above the clouds. It seems just about next to being personally pro duced by God Himself. All this we may believe if we are in proper mood when reading the literature the Mena Film Co.' is sending out. The Mena Co. has 250,000 shares to sell at $1 per. "We have taken ex traordinary precaution to ascertain the Lord's will respecting this ven ture," reads the company's prospec tive The Mena Co. plans to take over Pastor Russell's film "Creation," en large upon and improve it; also con templates producing other films, it is said. Dr. L. W. Jones, International Bible Students' Ass'n bldg, 4100 "Michigan av., is sec'y and treasurer. o o National Ass'n of Merchant Tai lors taboos suspenders for season of 1917. Tapfes will fasten pants to vest And fellows who don't own vests can use safety pins.