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■''THE LABOR JOURNAL
Published Evtry Thursday by Centr.-I T;;diS Ccunci: c' Everett nnd Vicinity ; Entered at the postoffice in Everett, Washington, as second-class mail matte Office, Labor Temple, Phones: Ind. 116; Bunsel 148 Subscription $1.00 Per Year in Advance. Advertising Rates on Application. MAYNARD SHIPLEY Editor and Managei MRS. M. STAUFFER Advertising Manager Board of Control Meets First Wednesday Evening of Each Month, nt Labor Temple JAY OLINGER. President Electrical Workers SAM ALLEN, Vlce-Prealttent and trustee Printers M. T. ALLIMAN, Secretary-Treasurer Barbers E. A. FRANCOIS, Trustee Plumbers ROBERT BEPLER. Trustee Modus MRS. M. T. ALLIMAN >"' ,K ' l Lea * ue W. E. JONES, Teamsters: THOS. WAIKER, Painters; V. .1. STRATTON, Car penters; G. G. EVERSON, Tlmboi worlds; HARRY THOMPSSON, Cooks and Waiters. PRINTED ON UNION MADE PAPER Officers Everett Trades Council. ED. FRANCOIS President F. F. OVERMAN Vice-President M. T. ALLIMAN Secretary HARRY WALLENHACP Treasurer CHARLES ROSE Sergeant-at-Arms Everett Trades Union Directory Journeymen Tailors Union of America, Local No. 335 Meets Every First Wednesday of Each Month, at Labor Temple ALBERT DIETBRLE, President Address, 1926 Colby Aye. FIN C. CHRISTIAN?ON, Secretary Address, 220!) Oakes Aye. Cigar Makers Local Union, No. 403 Meets Every Second Thursday of Each Mouth al Labor Temple, Hall No. 2. FRANK TURK, President Addresb, Box 48 JAS. TBCHIDA, Secretary ,Jox 43 Plumbers' and Fitters', Local No. 2C5 Meetß Every Monday Night at Labor Temple. Hall No. 5 O. A. BECKER, President Address. 2211 Grand Aye. J. WATSON, Secretary '..Address. 2518 Rake) Everett Label League, Local No. 1 Meets Every Monday Evening at Labor Temple, Hall No. 2 MRS. G. TYLER, President Address. 1818 Rainier Aye. MRS. U STAUFFER, Secretary Address, 2947 Mapie St. Timberworkers, Local No. 2 Meets Every Tuesday at Labor Temple, Hall No 1 J. GODIN, President. C. N. CLIFFORD, Secielary Journeymen Barbers U. of A., Local No. 443 Meets Every First and Third Thursdays, at Labor Temple, Hall No. 3 D. L. GUISENGER, President Rockefeller and Hewitt W. O. McALISTEK, Secretary 1316 Broadway International Union of Brewety Workers Meets Every Second Sunday at Labor Temple, Hall No. 1 CHAS. H. ROSE, Vice-President 3125 Broadway A. W. SCHULER, Secretary 3510 Lombard THE WORKERS' BUSINESS When we speak of a man's "bus iness in life," we do not refer to his method of obtaining food, clothing and shelter, or of heaping up pro tits. Nor do we allude to bis "ob ject In life." Besides his means of obtaining a living, apart from the attainment of some desired object, or the realiz ation of some long cherished hope, each and every wage worker has a "business in life," a work which it is his bounded duty to perform. And there is one common duty that falls to the lot of every worker, whether he realizes that he has this business in life or not. Now what is your business in life, brother wage worker? What is this work which it Is your bounder duty to perform, along with your shop or mill mates —tbe \ business which you have in common with your fellow wage workers, no matter what their nationalities, re ligions or politics? It Is this: It is your business in life, —no matter who you are, so long as you must work for wages—to help ; organize your fellow wage-Blavef and to make them stay organized. It matters not whether you help organ izing your fellow workers into in dustrial unions, or Into a working class political party, or both; or even into craft unions aione. But organ izal To organize the members of your class, the class that must depend apon the sale of labor-power in order to exist: this is every workingman'c business in life. And if he neglects to make this persistant campaign for further organization of the workers, his cherished desires, his hoped-for attainments, will remain but i Idle day-dreams, taunting chimeras, vvlll-o-wisps, to make life's efforts, life's hard strugg'e, vain and fruit less, full of sound and fury, signify ing nothing "Then rise, as you never rose be fore, Nor hoped before Nor dared before, And show, as was never shown be fore. The power that lies In you. Stand all as one. See Justice done, Believe, and dare., aud do." THE FUTURE STATE (By Walter Crane) Oh, man and women true, once more take hands, Join hearts and heads and clear the crooked maze, Set love and Justice up o'er these our lands, I>et truth be honored, h**«flt woaft have praise When each and all are workers, band and brain Divorced no more; no toll to bear the band Of degradation; when the common gain la each one s good -fast then our state shull stand | SKCOLO OBSERVE THE DM (By William Diamond) One year ago- - just one short year —twenty defence ess men, women and children gave up their lives on the plains of Ludlow, :uartyis to a just and holy cause. Thirteen little inno cent children were numbeied with the slain that never-to-be-forgotten day. The hired mercenaries that swept into eternity those twenty defenseless human beings before their time, were applauded by their masters for the murders while their hands were red witli the life's blood of thase little innocents, were receiving pay fiom the coal companies and were clothed in the livery of the state and given discretionary power by the comstitut led authorities of the state and county ]to do just what they had done. They seperately or in combination cannot evade the responsbility of the slaugh ter at Ludlow April 20, 1914. And we are taught, "All men are equal before the law." The prostituted state milita ably prepared the way for "the slaughter of Innocents" for weeks in advance of the massacre. Tiiey took precious (rood caie to keep the strikers of Lud low tent colony disarmed and their tented homes defenseless, thereby making them easy prey for the un scrupulous coal company thugs. But their plans and efforts did not fully materialise. Thank Cod there was a little band numbering seventeen men all ioid, th;,! bad preconceived in their minds a possible mr.sr.acte of their wives :nd iitr'e ones; they had measured the personnel of the militia correctly, and in spite o. me num berless ■ pottert and spies placed in their n.id.st by the prostituted militia, i they managed «o retain their rifles and tbe people ol Ludlow that escaped : death that day have them to thank i for tl. ir safety. The little band with seventeen trusty rifles were the only obstacle that st iod in the way of the legalized murderers in their effort to wipe out ! the population of the strikes' camp as they had planned to do. Had there been twice seventeen there would have been a much different tale to tell. On this the first anniversary of the "slaughter of the innocents" and mar tyrs to the holy cause of labor, It ls fitting and right that all men and women that toil in all parts of our great nation should observe this day by considering deeply the sacrifices made by the martyrs of Ludlow, and should take and keep Into their hearts the lessons taught our movement by tbe state of Colorado and its Ludlow mussacre. The three mills said to be "run ning" in Kverett ate really on a slow walk, with about a dozen skilled!?) workers divided between tlie three un fair mills. Running a scab joint is not all It's cracked up to be. The Tlm berworkers are confident of winning union conditions before the summer mouths are over If not at an early date. SHY ON •HANDS" Popular Song Draws Fire of Militarists On different occasions we have insisted that the Hoy Scout move inenl was originated and developed jlo< the solo purpose of losiorlng the martial spiill and training boys of the land in military tactics in order to in ;i i ,i; undeveloped minds the idea bat ..an dor under the guise of war, is v \i;tue io be coveted. Those, who I have Btriven to deceive the youth of ihe laud OS well as their parents, have Btienm US y Insisted that such was not the case and censured us for meddling with affairs of which we know no thing. At the outbreak of the European war when children of tender ago were p need on guard duty and utilized as tessengers, we called the attention of parents to the fact that, as far as .Linger was concerned, such duty was no less hazaidous than service at the i wut. Again, it was insisted that vi It duty was uot really v part of active warfare. Tens of thousands of .1 y Scouts are, today, doing active o.vice in the various countries at tvar and still the defenders of the .no emont insist that it is NOT for he putpose of training children up to ook upon the shedding of human blood as commendable, Keconi developments give the LIE Liid show that our contention was ab so.ute y right and that the sole pur osi j: the originatois and defenders >i live accursed deception was to in still the war spirit. They knew that, from its ve;y inception, the heathen sh spiiit of wholesale murder, was to . o cultivated, their blatant declara lons to the contrary notwithstanding. The following letter from HIGH Boy Scout autho;ity sets the whole con tention at rest by flinging aside the au y mask o;' hypocrisy and boldly setting the hideous monster before the public in its true colors: The Hue, patriotic, peace-loving sen timent of the people became too Jtrong tor any further temporizing »nd, i.ow, the truth concerning the DAMNABLE deception is bared to the ga c o. ail. It was the humane song i Didn't liaise My Boy to Bo a Sol lie " .hat loiced the leaders ot the mo\e.nent to show their hands. This most touching and humane song swept tbe land as if by magic and those who never before had a serious Lhought about them later leceived a revelation that they never dreamed of. Everybody hailed the inspiration as a Cod-send. "Not a Military Body," Say Scouts; Read This The following letter throws some definite light on the subject of whether the Hoy Scout movement is nonmilitaristlc or strongly pro militaristic. The song mentioned In the letter Is an attempted answer to that unanswerable song, "I Didn't liaise My Boy to Be a Soldier." The letter follows: March 3, 1915. Shapiro, Bernstein <£. Co., 224-226 West 47th Street, New York City, Gentlemen—Please convey to Mr. Charles A. Bayha the best wishes of Maj.-Gen. Edwin A. McAlpin, Chief Scout of the United States Boy Scouts, for his conception of the patriotic song, "I'd be Proud to be the Mother of a Soldier." General McAlpin also desires me to say it is his hope that Mr. Bayha's song will be sung in every United States Bey Scout's home throughout the Union. Yours very truly, L. E. TRUMON, (Official) Quartermaster U. S. B. A. 1 his official letter definitely places the Boy Scout movement as a uillitarstlc organization. A copy of the letter was exhibited in the window of one of the five and ten-cent stores of Pittsburg. "The soldier is a hired assassin."— Victor Hugo. "in the twentieth century war w/U be dead, the scaffold will be dead, na tlonal boundaries will be dead, only man will live." —Victor Hugo. •Thou sbalt not kill."—Moses In the Decalogue. "The military profession is a damn able profession." The Duke of Well ington. "Always when there 1b a war, the devil makes hell larger."—A German Proverb. "Cannons and flrearniß are cruel and murderous machines." —Martin l.uther. THE LABOR JOURNAL Something had to be done and that Quickly, no an attempt was made to answer the unanswerable song and the reply came in the form of the song, "I'd Be Proud to Be the Mother Of a Soldier." This inhuman, unciv ilized and un-chrlstlan sentiment fell on barren ground. The blazing sun of disgust caused it to wither and turn yellow. Loving mothers and doting fathers had no patience with such hellish rot. The absolute failure of this pernic ious attempt to stampede the people forced the high authority of the move ment to ko to its rescue. Read again the letter of Maj. Uen. Edwin McAl pin, chief scout of the United States Boy Scouts and draw your own con clusion. He sends his "best wishes" to the author of the hell-born "con ception" and expresses the hope that it "will be sung in every UNITED LiTATES BOY SCOUT HOME THROUGHOUT THE UNION." It is well that they have at last been t-MOKED out. They now stand divested of their hypocritical armor of falsehood. They can no longer serve satan in the livery of heaven. How many of the destitute, starving and RAVISHED mothers of Europe are singing "I'd Be Proud to Be the .Mother of a Soldier?" How many of the outraged daughters —-mere child ren—are singing "I Hope to BECpME the MOTHER of a Soldier?" How many of our peace-loving mothers of our own beloved land are singing the accursed selection? If such there be, it would be well for them to go to the war-scourged sections of Europe, where RAPINE is the order of the day with the invading forces, and submit to the ravishers while singing "I'd Be PROUD to Be the MOTHER of a Soldier." Now, that the whole tiuth is out, it is the sacied duty of every TRUE mother to see to it that this fiendish thirster for human gore is banished from the household- Every boy should be acquainted with the wiles of this nefarious movement and taught to spurn it as a poisonous reptile. Its scales may reflect a golden sheen in the pure sunlight of heaven, but be neath the thin scaly covering lurks the deadly virus that destroys both body and soul. MOTHERS, in the name of humanity, virtue and Christ himself look to the FUTURE of your idolized song. "/)h, war, thou son of hell."—Will lam Shakespeare. "W»r ia a Of-sin-spatterlng, wind pipe splitting art.' — Lord Hacon. "Take not up the sword. They that take up the sword shall perish by the sword." Jesus, the Carpenter of Naz areth. "War Is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's Jest, the hired assassin's trade ." -Shelley. "My greatest regret Ir that I have been the author of three wars In which thousands of lives were loat." — Chancellor Prince Bismarck, accord ing to Dr. Buscb, Bismarck's biogra pher. 'TWAS YOU WHO RAISED YOUR 00Y TO RE A SOLOIER .(An Answer to a Popular Song.) (By Gerald G. Lively.) O! Mothers of the world I hear you weeping My heart has caught the echo of your pain, The fruit of what you sowed you now are reaping When you read your loved ones' name among the slain. 'Twas you who taught your boy to be a soldier, Yoa lifted him when soldiers passed your way, You first gave him a gun—l know 'twas only fun — But it trained his baby fingers for the fray. Take down the general's picture In the parlor. Tear down the gaudy butchers from the wall, 'Tis time to teach your boy life's wid er meaning That he may understand a brother's call. Don't give your boy a toy-gun for a plaything 'Twill only teach the little hands to slay, Hide away the schreeching fife that whistles for your life. Burn the drum and throw tbe wretched sword away. 'Twas you who gave the box of hooks of 'heroes,' That showed In gaudy tints the sol dier's life, You thrilled his baby-mind with empty "glory," That tinsell's lie which is the soul of strife. 'Twas you who gave the box of wooden soldiers, 'Twas you who gave the little sword of tin, 'Twas you who raised your boy to be a soldier, And mothers, you are paying for your sin. EIGHT EOR UNIONISM TELEGRAPHERS UNDERPAID, SAYS COMPANY HEAD The United States Industrial Rela tions committee is sitting in Chicago, hearing evidence pro and con in the telegraph operators' fight for higher wages and recognition of their union. President Newcomb Carlton and Vice- President llrooks of the Western Un ion Telegraph Co., both admitted that the wages of the operators are too low. Edward Reynlds, general man ager of the Postal Telegraph, declared that wages are all right as they are. "They are paid as much as they could earn in any other work," he said. While President Carlton was willing to grant a wage increase, he was out and out agin' the unions. He admitted the principle of collect ive bargaining and said that "a re sponsible organization" of Western Union telegraphers could be dealt with. "Our oppositions to the union are well understood." he said, "and we will fight." Konenkamp, president of the Com mercial Telegraphers' union, referred to some of the Western Union meth ods as "criminal" and the operators conditions as "slavery." He continued that If one union suffered because of Its leaders' personality, he would pledge that within 90 days after the Western Union recognized the union they would all resign. Edgar Barrett, a Western Union employe, admitted that he was former ly employed as a "spotter." Henry Lynch, a telegraph operator, claimed his unionism forced him into exile in Winnipeg, Canada. WE SHOULD WORRY That troops will eventually be used to force strikers back to work Is a foregone conclusion. Lord Kitchener's letter to the striking dockworkers, in which he threatened drastic measures met with roars of laughter from tbe strikers at their mass meeting. WAR IS HELL A newspaper correspondent says an average of 1,200 soldiers are taken from the German trenches insane each day. HELL HERE, TOO More than 400,000 men tn 28 Rtates will be thrown out of work In from 30 to 60 days unless the government per suades England to permit America to import German dyestufT, acording to a delegation which appeared through Secretary Tumulty to President Wil son for relief. Statistics have Just been Issued which state that child labor ls direct ly responsible for an annual expendl tue In this country of 125,000.000 for relief work alo»e. At Its convention on April 6, the In dependent Labor Party of England adopted a resolution expressing strong disapproval of the participation of the party in recruiting campaigns. It also adopted a resolution condernlng the government for lta antl-drlnk order. The split in the ranks of the Ger man Social Democracy Is taking defl nate shape. The two camps are llr- Ing up their forces and each are get ting control of the different Socialist papers. Patronize YOUR Advertisers! NOTICE! WE HAVE SECURED THE AGENCY FO Hamilton Carhartt's LINE OF OVERALLS AND WORK CLOTHES AND WILL SHOW THEIR COMPLETE LINE Baclielder $ Cornell BETTER CLOTHES S. & H. GREEN TRADING STAMPS FOR MEN! FOR YOUNG MAN! FOR BOYS! "JUST A TIP" Drop in for a look at our complete line of New Spring Wear—You'll thank us for the "TIP." 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