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OFFICIAL PAPER
EVERETT CENTRAL
LABOR COUNCIL
VOL. XXVIII.
THE OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE
1. STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR
CULINARY WORK IS A
HAZARDOUS CALLING
Claiming that the modern hotel
and restaurant kitchen contains so
much machinery that the workers
employed in it can rightfully he
considered to be engaged in a haz
ardous industry, the Seattle Cooks'
and Assistants' Local I'nion Xo. 33
lias started a campaign to place the
Culinary Workers under the State
Workmen's Compensation Act.
The Compensation Act applies
only to workers in the hazardous
industries and at the present time
rooks and other kitchen workers
are not under it. The Seattle
I'nion will present the matter to
tho State Federation of Labor Con
vention to he held at Bellingham
next week.
SEATTLE LABOR PLANS
A FINE LABOR TEMPLE
With plans for a new Labor Ter
n• pie under consideration, the Seat
tle Central Labor Council has de
cided to submit to a referendum
vote of the rank and file of its 130
affiliated unions the question of a
site for the new building. Four
down town sites will be voted on,
the four including the ground at
the coiner of Sixth Avenue and Uni
versity Street, on which the present
Labor Temple stands. The present
plan 3of the Building Committee are
for a new Temple to cost -pproxi
mately $1,000,000, hut the matter
of cost will not be definitely de
cided upon until after the site is
selected.
ROBERT H. HARLIN
NEW PRESIDENT
Election of Robert H. Harlin, a
member of the Ole Blum Coal Min
ers' Union, as District President of
the Coal Miners of Washington, is
assured by unofficial returns from
a special election just held by Dis
trict No. 10 of the United Mine
Workers, to choose a successor for
Martin J. Flyzik, who has resigned
the District Presidency to become
a member of the State Safety Board
created by the last Legislature. Re
turns made to District Headquar
ters in Seattle show that Harlin de
feated Charles Castle, of Burnett,
his only opponnent, by a decided
majority. The official returns will
he canvassed in Seattle June 13 and
Harlan will take office June 15.
Thirty-two Unions representing 6,
--000 workers, voted.
Harlin, who is one of the best
known members of the United
Mine Workers in the State of
Washington, has for the last eigh
teen months been National Statis
tician for the fJnited Mine Workers,
with headquarters in Indianapolis.
Recently he went to Europe with
Frank J. Hayes, President of the
I'nited Mine Workers, on an im
portant labor mission, but he will
return to the United States this
week and is expected to be in Seat
tle to take his new office on June
15.
Harlin has been invited to at
tend and speak at the Bellingham
Convention of the State Federation
of Labor next week.
ROSLYN UNIONS
WIN THE STRIKE
Settlement of the strike of 1,300
Coal Miners at Mine No. 3 of the
North western Improvement Com
pany at Hoslyn, on terms satisfac
tory to the local union, is reported
by officers of District No. 10 of the
United Mine Workers of America,
with headquarters at Seattle. The
entire working force at Mine No. 3
walked out on May 15 with the
sanction of the international Union
as the result of the refusal of the
Company to rescind an order cut
ting down the pay of four miners
who had been paid 6 cents per ear
for pushing cars under the wartime
agreement entered into between the
Washington Coal Operators' Asso
ciation and District No. 3 0 of the
United Mine Workers.
The District organization took
the position that the cut was made
in violation of the agreement and
sanctioned a strike in pursuance of
the policy of the International to
permit no impairment of wages or
working conditions established dur
ing the war.
The settlement was made at a
conference held In Springfield, 111.,
between representatives of tho Ols
trict and the Foal Company, and
the International Union. Sam Cad
dy, Washington member of the Na
tional Executive Board of United
Mine Workers, represented the
strikers, and John E. Morgan rep
resented the Company. Their de-
(Continued on Page Three)
EIGHT-HOUR DAY
WINS IN FRANCE
PARIS, France, June T.—Organ
ized employers have notified their
striking garment workers that the
eight-hour day and the 4 4-hour
week will he established and the
union recognized. The employers
first refused to grant any demand
or to recognize the union, but the
workers' solidarity gradually forced
them to a complete surrendei.
The 25,000 striking bank and
bourse employees won a 11-days'
strike against the kings of finance
when Minister of Labor Colliard,
acting as arbitrator, ordered a 30
per cent w-age increase for several
large institutions. Other estab
lishments in this city and the prov
inces will pay rates according to
circumstances. The strikers' de
mands for holidays and improved
working conditions will be worked
out through a committee. The
bankers refused to recognize the
bank clerks' union despite the fact
that the French law the
workers the right to organize and
legalizes collective bargaining. The
Minister of Labor was accepted as
sole arbitrator when he threatened
to requisition the banks and con
duct them as State institutions.
The Boot and Soe Workers' Union
has compelled employers to sign an
eight-hour agreement that will run
for three years. The eight-hour
law enacted by Parliament last
April provides that its details shall
be left to agreements between em
ployers and employed in each in
dustry.
SULTAN PIPELINE
STANDS THE TEST
The Tribune of Tuesday says:
More than fulfilling all that was
expected of it, the Sultan river
pipeline at the Lowell crossing un
der the Snohomish river was given
an official test lap Monday, at
which time it showt -;tr less leak
age than was allowed for it by the
City Engineer. The test included
both a water and air test.
The pipe-line, which was laid bj
the city this spring, stood up to a
test of 105 pounds of water to the
square inch, according to Mayor
Merrill, and showed a leakage of
but two quarts a minute, a remark
ably low leakage. A hundred
pounds air test was also given the
line. The test was made by City
Engineer Koon. <
A MEAN INSINUATION
The Union Record says the leaf
let which did such dreadful things,
sent to the "entire mailing list" of
the State Federation, had the sten
cil of a Federation officer. If it
did. it was placed by some one in
an envelope bearing the stencil and
in which some Federation matter
had been mailed to some union man
or union official. The leaflets were
paid for by individuals (1 don't care
if you think it was the editor of
this paper, it was truet and the ad
dresses were written, not stamped,
tj pewritten or printed.
The Union Record exhibited pet
ty meanness in hinting that Federa
tion funds were used for private
campaign purposes. its editor
knows the officers of the Federa
tion and knows that the receipt
and expenditure of every cent is ac
counted for. If he doesn't know,
he does know that he can find out.
Yon, Mr. Cill/.r n. fall far short
of your duty If you do not reg
ister and exercise your right to
vote ut every election.
Try "BLUE RIBBON" Cigar. 60.
COEUR D A'LENE
TIMBERWORKERS
ARE PATRIOTIC
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Nocal No.
! V 2. was (he largest organization
that, turned out in the Memorial
Day parade. In spite of the facl
that the If, are always blowing
about their loyalty to the nation
and the men that died for their
country, and the men that went to
Kurope to fight for world democ
racy, we failed to see them in this
honor parade. Why did not the 41*
show themselves before t*ie public
eye is plain to be seen—because
they have been misrepresenting
their membership to the business
element and the general public
with statements that the reorgan
ization of the 11, was brought about
by the request of 80 per cent of the
men employed In the industry. Does
an organization of such men as was
In this parade show that they want
ed the 41, to continue? It speaks
for itself. Boss Campbell, of the
.St. Joe Boom Company, showed
some of his loyalty by laying off
the soldier that carried the Timber
workers' Service Flag. Democracy
among the employers of t'ocur
d'Alene will have to be found with
a microscope, because it cannot be
found with the naked eye.
Little respect was shown by Boss
Campbell in regard to the gold star
in this Service Flag and to the uni
form on the man that cheerfully
carried the flag at the head of the
organization in th parade. All re
turned soldiers and sailors should
take note of such propaganda.
CHARLES R. HILDINO,
I. U. T. Organizer, Inland Empire.
TIMBERWORKERS
WANT INCREASE OF
ONE DOLLAR A DAY
Local No. 7, International Union
of Timberworkers. has adopted the
following resolution:
Everett Wash., June 5. 1919.
WHEREAS, The advance in the
selling price of lumber has reached
a point where the manufacturers
are receiving the highest price in
the history of the Industry; and
WHEREAS, Wages have not ad
vanced accordingly;
THEREFORE, We, the members
of the Timberworkers' Union, Lo
cal No. 7, in regular meeting as
sembled, do hereby go on record as
demanding Lorn the manufacturers
an increase In wages of One Dollar
($1.00) per day of eight hours per
man, and for a minimum scale o'
$5.00 per day for each and every
employee, with time and one-half
for overtime and double for Sun
days.
Same to take effect June Ist,
1919.
(Signed) LOCAL NO. 7.
Labor Temple, Everett, Wash.
TO I.OCAL UNIONS:
If you will have the Secre
tary, or some other officer,
write short notes of such of your
proceedings as you desire pub
lished for the information of
other Unions and the public, and
drop them In the Journal mail
box in the Labor Temple, they
will appear in the next number
of the Journal.
If received later than Wed
nesday afternoon, or if too long,
publication can not be guaran
teed in the issue of that week.
SAY, MR. MILLMAN,
"COME THROUGH"
Mr. Millman:
Now don't you think, in all fair
ness, considering the price you are
receiving for your lumber, that the
boys are entitled to a fair raise in
wages, dating from June IT Now
be a good sport and "come through,"
and stop this radical talk among
your men. No Canada for us.
FERRY LANDING
The Snohomish County Automo
bile Chamber of Commerce has
quickly found a way to secure a
ferry landing and the City Commis
sion has promised to begin at once
the construction of a landing on
the Everett Improvement Co.'s
property between the Improvement
and City Dock-
EVERETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 13,1919
TIMBERWORKER.
CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL BACKS
TWO-AND-A-HALF MILL SCHOOL LEVY
Wednesday, June 1 1, 1919.
Council called to order by Presi
dent Moncur at 8 p, in.
A letter was received from the
Veterans' Welfare commission in
answer to an Inquiry whether that
body bad induced ex-service men to
take jobs below the union scales of
the trades in which they were to
work. The answer was not at all
satisfactory to the Council, and
Bro. Fenton. of the Soldiers' Coun
cil, was asked to make further in
vestigation and regort next week.
Unfair Candy
A letter was received from the
Bakeuy and Confectionery Workers,
of Seattle, asking the Council to
call the attention of candy dealers
and the public of this city to the
list of fair and unfair to organized
labor of candy manufacturers of
Seattle. Following is the list:
Fair Bouses
Queen Anne Candy Co., 2724 Elliott
Aye.
Albright's Candy Co., 2507 Western
Aye.
Augustine ft Kyer, First and Colum-
bia Street.
Northwestern Candy Co., 2210 First
Avenue.
I'nion Candy Co.. 2604 First Avenue.
Wise Nut Co., 2813 Kirst Avenue.
Pine Candy Co., 810 Broadway N.
People Caitdy Co., ISI7 Broadway.
Nut Products Co., 719 27th Avenue
South.
Great Western Candy Co., 1510
Grand Boulevard.
Stokes Inc.. 411 Howard North.
Dallas Candy Co., Pltth and Pine.
Royal Candy Inc.. 60 Stewart Street.
Chocolate Shop. 11l Pike Street.
M. «v. C. Candy «'o.. Liber-y Market.
Hama Cone *i Candy 0., 32S Sani-
tary Market.
Gillman Bros.. 1504 first Avenue.
Meyers andy Co., 1319 Third Avenue.
Marmasonis Bros., Inc., 102 Pike
Street.
Murphy ros., 1516 First Avenue.
Murphy's Candy shop, 1014 Second
Avenue,
The Candy o\. 10H Cherry Street.
P. G. Lttdaa, Third Avenue and Uni-
versity Street.
Athena ukcry & Confectionery, Pike
Place Market,
lanchard's Confectionery, Second
Aye. and James.
Little cc Hive. 1512 First Avenue.
Standard Candy Co., 221 Pike Street.
Standard Candy Co., First Aye. and
Pine Street,
artell Drug Stores, No. 1, GlO Second
Aye.: No. 3, First Aye. ami I'ike
St.; No. 4. 3R4!1 Kallard Aye.
Bon Ma relic, Second Avenue.
Purity Cone Co., 506 Nineteenth
Avenue North.
Unfair Houses
Imperial Candy, Koenig Candy Co.,
Emery Candy Co., Wallace Candy
Co., Parisian Candy Co., Pacific
Coast Biscuit Co., Sanitary Candy
Kitchen, Nut House. Ace Products
Co., K. . Candy Co.. Marbs Chocolate
Works, G. H. Thompson's, inc. Pu
get Sound Candy Co.. Queen City
''unily Co.. Washington Candy Co.,
It. .V 11. Cookie.
NOTICE —Union houses will be
furnished with identification cards
issued monthly by Candy Workers'
I'nion. Pcmunii same before plac
ing your orders.
Tacoma Peace Jubilee
The Miscellaneous Trades Section
of the Tacoma Central Labor Coun
cil sent the following letter to the
Everett Council, which was ordered
printed in the Labor Journal:
Tacoma Wash.. June 5, 101 0.
To Organised tabor:
We Wish to call your attention to
the great Peace Jubilee to be held
In Tacoma beginning June 80tb and
ending July 7th. eight days of fun
and festivity, and to announce that
the celebration is heartily indorsed
by the Miscellaneous Trades Council
and the building Trades Council of
Tacoma. whose members are active
ly engaged on all com in it tecs and in
all work in connection with the ju
bilee.
The proceeds from the celebration
arc to go toward an auditorium as a
Memorial to the soldiers, sailors and
marines who engaged In the great
! world war.
A large booth displaying union la
bels, and attendants to direct you to
j points of interest will be maintained
j throughout the Jubilee. We believe
that this celebration Is the first
hundred per rent union celebration
I ever held on the Coast and we cor
dially invite you to attend. ,
Yours fraternally,
w. 'I. GLOVED.
President.
A communication was received
from the Tobacco Workers asking
the Council to write Darns Broth
ers, of Richmond. Va., to put the
label on "Fdgeworth" smoking to
bacco and "Rein" cigarettes. In
case of refusal the Secretary was in
structed to inform the Larus Broth
ers that organized labor of Kverett
would be urged to refrain from pur
chasing those brands.
Announcement
All members appointed on the
Mooney Strike Committee are to
meet at the Labor Temple Saturday
night at T o'clock.
Reports By Unions
The Butchers reported they had
voted on the Mooney strike, but the
vote had not yet been counted.
The Electrical Workers initiated
one soldier applicant.
The Lathers voted five to one in
favor of the Mooney strike and ap
pointed a member ou the Strike
1 'ommittee.
The Painters reported the initia
tion of three soldier applicants.
The Plumbers urged their mem
bers to register; took no action on
the Mooney strike.
The Piledrivers reported two
withdrawals; complained that un
der existing election laws their
floating members were disfran-
Ichised; urged their members to
! register.
The Shipyard Laborers voted
unanimously for the Mooney strike;
urged their members to register.
Tho Teamsters reported fifteen
initiations and three applications.
The Timberworkers initiated a
large class; spoke ill terms of praise
|of Bro. Harry Wood as an organis
er; said that, they aspired to be-
I come the largest union in tho city;
voted about two to one against the
Mooney strike; urged their mem
bers to register; elected the follow
ing Brothers to be officers for the
ensuing term: Bro. Overman, Pres-
I Ident; Bro. Lunnaenna, Vice-Presi
dent; Bro. Jensen, Secretary; Bro.
Holmstrom, Guide; Bro. Smith,
Guard; Bros. Havens, Potter and
Downs, Delegates to the Central
I.abor Council.
The Street and Electric Carmen
Local No. 883. initiated two appli
cants; appointed a member on the
Mooney Strike Committee; did not
vote on the Mooney strike; electe<i
the following officers: .1. S. Ogil
vie, President; H. A. Love, Vice-
President; c. Jordan, Recording
Secretary; E. M. Ellington, Finan
cial Secretary and Treasurer: T.
Mitten, Conductor; E. F. Goodwin,
Warden; 11. D. English, Sentinel;
A. P. Hansen, Correspondent: .1. S.
Ogilvie. 11. I). English, C. V. Axel
son, H. O. Voligny and C. A. Ped
dicord, Executive Committee.
The Longshoremen initiated two
returned soldiers, discussed the
"one big union" question and ad
journed the meeting to this even
ing, when the discussion will be
continued.
The Retail Clerks had a large
meeting; initiated six applicants;
took no vote on the Mooney strike;
appointed a member on the Mooney
Strike Committee.
There was considerable discus
sion on the announcement that Ole
Hanson had been engaged to de
liver the Flag Uay address. There
were many remarks made about Se
attle's grand-stand Mayor that
could not be considered compli
mentary, but these remarks were
not abusive- -they were simply de
scriptive. The Council took no ac
tion welcoming Ole to i Ms city.
Bro. Bourgeon and Superintend
ent. Roberts were present at the
meeting and were given the floor
to talk on the coming election to
authorise MJ additional levy of 2%
mills to r»ise funds for the increase
of teachers' salaries. Mr. Roberts
made U plain that if Kverett
school? were to retain the present
high efficiency now enjoyed, the
pay of teachers must be increased.
Tacoma. Seattle and Bellingham
had made larger levies than that
asked for Bverett- -fib nraHa. The
Council endorsed the 2V4 mill levy.
President Moncur was elected a
member of a Committee to call on
the City Commissioners to ask an
increase in the pay of city em
ployees.
SHINGLEWEAVERS
STRIKE FOR RAISE
The Shingle weavers working In
the Clough-Hartley and the Hartley
.Mills ou JUM 1 struck after refusal
of these Companies to raise their
wages from $5.60 to $6.00. The
mills would rather lose a large sum
than accede to the demand for a
•50c raise. The Shingleweavers had
a good meeting Monday and will
hold a rousing meeting tonight.
You. Mr. Cttiacn, full far short
of row duty If you «lo not reg
ister ami eamplsi row ricol t<>
\<>tc nt every election,
Smoke ( has. Sheets' CHALLENGE
10c Cigar.
REGISTER AND BACK
THE SCHOOL BOARD
In I notice issued by the School
Board, giving notice of meetings
in the school buildings to discuss
the proposition to raise the tax
levy in order that teachers' sala
ries be raised there are called
meetings for Wednesday evening
in all Bcboool buildings excepting
the Garfield, the citizens of that
district to meet In the Monroe au
ditorium.
The notice, among other things,
says:
"The Board of Education has
asked the citizens of Everett for
instructions, and every voter should
hark up the Board. All voters
should register now.''
The following statement was at
tached to the notice:
"Did you know that a carpenter
receives for a day's work $0.88;
teamsters $5.0n; bakers $S.OO;
painters $7.20; plumbers $8.00;
machinists $5.60; day laborers $v.
--00; electrical workers $8.00; tail
ors $5.00; millmen $4.00; loggers
|6.60?
"The increase from 111 7to 1919
in all these occupations is 62%
per cent. The increase in teachers'
salaries is 12 per cent.
"Register! In order that you
may vote 'yes' at the special school
election June 25th.
"Mr. Average Tax Paver, will
you pay $1.50 or $2.00 per year to
give children the best possible op
portunity for life equipment?"
NO "SHORT-CUT" TO
INDUSTRIAL PEACE
ATLANTIC CITY. X. J.. June 7.
—There is no "easy" way to solve
industrial and social problems, de
clared President Gompers, replying
to a Washington. 1). C, newspaper
which has revived the plan to hold
a national conference to meet in
that city and discuss these ques
tions.
The newspaper asked President
Compels his views on (he proposal,
and the trade unionist replied:
"A conference of the character
indicated may be helpful in bring
ing men to a better realization of
eacb other's point of view and the
claims which the workers make on
society as a more adequate regard
for services performed.
"If. however, there is In the pro
ject the thought that a 'set of ba
sic principles for guidance in solu
tion of labor problems and assur
ance of industrial peace' can be
adopted, it will utterly faily. There
is no royal road to a final solution
of the 'labor problem.' nor can in
dustrial peace* be secured by a set
of resolutions.
"I have endeavored to do my
share to sol'.e the problems of the
day and of the time, and to bring
about as neatly an approach to in
dustrial peace as perhaps any other
man in our country, but to enter
tain the idea that the 'labor prob
lem' can he solved or permanent
•Industrial peace' attained is fol
lowing a will-of-the-wisp.
"All intelligent, rational discon
tent for a better time and better
conditions of life and work is the
harbinger of progress and a better
day. It is the ignorant, irrational
unrest which must be understood
and educated and brought within
the common activities of all our
people in order to open the path to
our greater progress and our high
er civilization."
CAUGHT ANOTHER ONE
The President and Manager of
the Commerce investment Co., c. s.
Baldwin, violated the labor laws
and last Tuesday Justice Johnson
reminded him of it $13.75 worth.
He had been working Miss Meta
Moreland, the elevator girl, over
time. The Labor Inspector made
the complaint.
BEE STILL IN BONNET
Tom Russell, of Tacoma, one*
defeated by Martin Flyzik for Pres
ident of District No. 10, I'nited
Mine Workers of America, and later
defeated by Wm. M. Short for Sec
retary of the same organization, is
a candidate for President of the
State Federation against William
Short, the present incumbent.
Secretary-Treasurer Charles Ber
ry Taylor will be opposed for re
election by L. W. Buck, a Seattle
man, at the State Federation of I.a
bor Convention at Bellingham next
week.
REMARKABLE GROWTH OF INTERNA
TIONAL UNION OF TIMBERWORKERS
(By .Foli 11 M. Norland, Secretary-
Treasurer Internationa] Union <•!
Timberworkers.)
Little by little, but with remark
able prei ision, the workers in this
industry are forging to the front.
Vc can look bark a few years,
and to those that, are familiar with
tho struggles that have confronted
thcFe workers, is it any wonder,
now that they have the opportunity,
that they are advancing onward to
the goal of better living standards,
hours and wages.
Many of the men that have been
connected with the industry for
years stare in amazement, at the
change that has taken place the
last two years. They see sanitary
conditions In camps and mills
greatly remedied; blankets and
boards formerly used as covering
and mattresses, replaced With
sheets and springs; they see gen
eral Improvement on every hand.
The. workers are taking more in
terest in their own welfare, their
backbone and courage has been stif
fened, and heretofore what was al
ways known as the poorest organ
ized industry in the nation is forg
ing to the front by leaps and
bounds. Tliis is due to the awak
ening of the workers, brought about
by conditions and organization that
have opened the half-dosed eyes of
the workers *the world over. And
to those that are standing in the
way of the rapid advancement of
the onrushing flow of real labor or
ganization in this industry, 1 would
sound a warning to step aside, as
the force is as strong as the on
rushing tide, and it would be well
for tiie operators who have not lost
any of their kaiserism, and their
allied 4L, who are trying to help
them bogtie the workers in this ba
sic industry, to take heed before it
is too late.
The workers should not be con
sidered as *§ machine nor a com
modity to he used as a convenience
to grind out large profits for the
lumber operators. The workers
must be given a voice in determin
ing the conditions under which
they labor. This lias not been true
in the lumber industry. But it
must be admitted, unfortunately,
that for a long period—yea, from
the very inception of the lumber
industry, the workers have not had
a square deal, nor have the operat
ors done anything like their duty
to their workers.
But in their rightful resentment
against unjust conditions, and their
right to determine ami work out
their own problems, the lumber
operators in their frenzied efforts
to retard organization, have saddled
the "boss" controlled, would-be la
bor organization, the IL upon some
of the workers that are not in sym
pathy with it. and are unable to
help themselves. And right here In
free America making it a condition
of employment.
It is amusing to hear some of
these so-called patriots among the
lumbermen who are lauding the 4L
to the sky. ami hollering American
ism to the top of their voices, and
in the next breath hiring as many
■ Japs" as their plants will stand.
If through undue exactions,
through unfair use of their power,
the operators bring about a condi
tion that becomes intolerable in the
Industry, they have no right to ex
pect anything but unfair treatment
from those that are trying to make
the industry what it ought to be. I
What the United Mine Workers is
to the miner—is what the Timber
workers is going to lie to the toilers
in this basic industry. It is organ
ized on right lines, its foundation is
unshakable, and among its members
will be found excellent manhood
and womanhood. It has due regard
for the rights of others, but it is
going to insist that its members
have a substantial voice in deter
mining the distribution of tbe prof
its of production.
The time has passed when the
appeal to patriotism will have any
Influence Wages must be adjust
ed with due regard to the purchas
ing power of the wage. The work
er must have the opportunity to
earn a good living wage, reasonable
hours, decent home surroundings,
and proper social conditions.
Right now lumber and shingle
prices are soaring skyward, and
PUBLISHED IN
THE INTEREST OF
ORGANIZED LABOR
ere is no telling where they art
going to stop. Mills are over*
Stocked with orders that will take
I months to fill, but has there been
any attempt on the part of tha
to take 'are of the work*
ers'i are of tins prosperity? Hag
•hejr allied so-railed labor organ*
I ization done anything? Xo! It if
up to the Timberworkers to take
care of thin matter, ami let. mg
urge everj local union to taka
proper steps to see to it that the;
' share that they are justly entitle!
to will be forthcoming.
Join the Intri national Union ofl
i Timberworkers and help make the;
conditions In the industry what
j they ought to be. •
JUSTICE-EDUCATION
IS BEST BOMB REMEDY
WASHINGTON, .June 7. —Justief
and education is tho best bomrj
remedy, summarizes A. F.of L. Sec*
retary Frank .Morrison's comment
on the attempt of a bomb-throwef
who was killed in an attempt to
destroy the life and wreck the homa
of United States Attorney General
Palmer, in this city.
In reply to a local newspaper's raa
finest for a continent on this out*
rape. Secretary Morrison said:
"This attempted destruction oj
life and property should cause calra
reflection rather than hysteria on
the part of every American.
"I can understand why the nlhpj
list of Russia used bombs, but this
method '-an have no place in Amer*
ican institutions. And when it ii
used it is our patriotic duty to in*
quire why.
"For years the trade union move
ment has urged the restriction of
immigration, but the workers were
opposed by steamship companies,
the steel trust and other employers
of labor who stimulated immigra
tion at the rate of 1,000,000 per*
sons a year.
• "Many of these immigrants were
| herded in large cities or other ia»
| dustrial centers. They were eu»
| couraged to use their own language
land to perpetuate traditions of theif
mother country. At election time,
in innumerable instances, they
were voted en bloc, and if the/
would organize a trade union, of
suspend work to stop exploitation,
they were enjoined, clubbed and
jailed. This is an old story in
West Virginia. Colorado, Pennsyta
\ania and elsewhere.
"What > an Americanism mean to
those people? Tiny do not ever*
understand our language. To therm
Americanism means a petty bosg
and low wages. They know in>thj«
ing of our theory of government.
"This country is now reaping thg)
result of its immigration policy—*
or lack of policy -during all thetfj
years.
"Bomb throwing Is always £
challenge to organized society, ami
should be met in that spirit. Bef
the question must be 'raced baelt
to its root and treated accordingly
Americanism must be more than %
shibboleth. II must mean edib Sjs
tion, opportunity and social jus»
tice for all. We must vitalise oug»
declaration- and our beliefs thaf
injustice has no place on Amernaflj
soil.
"In this soil, bomb throwing wiH
wither and die."
NANAIMO COAL ARRIVES
The first rargo of Nanaluio
TOO tons, has arrived and will be)
hoisted into the bunkers after the
arrival of n crane purchased by the)
Company, expected today. The
coal will be distributed to three,
dealers in Kverett.
There was a clash between ra«
turned soldier coutables and Wing
nipeg strikers last Tuesday. < or»
poral Frederick George t'oppins,
who hears the Victoria ( ross. was
pulled from his horse and so se
verely beaten that his life "hangi
by a thread."
The Secretary-Treasurer of tha
State Federation has advised all
delegates to the Pellinghsm ion.
rention to bring their credentials]
with them.
You, Mr. OtUsest, fall far —*»*»• •
of jour duty if you ilu not reg
ister and exerctw your right to
roU »• every election.
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