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EVERETT CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL VOL. XXIX. THE LABOR COUNCIL BUYS $500 OF LAUNDRY SERVICE CO.'S STOCK By Unanimous Vote Places the Star Amusement Company on the Unfair List Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1920. President Michel called the Council to order at 8 p. m. Delegate J. H. Anderson was elected Reading Clerk at the last meeting ot the Council. The Independent Laundry matter was referred to the Building Trades Council. On request of the Building Trades Council the name of Tom Nygard was taken from the unfair list. Union Label A communication was received from the Union Label Trades De partment of the American Federa tion of Labor urging a boosting cam paign for Union Made products. It follows: Washington, D. C, July 30, 1920. Mr. O. F. Wefferling, Labor Temple, Everett, Wash. Dear Mr. Wefferling: It should be the aim and ambition of every trades unionist to make the demonstration en Monday, September 6th, in his city the most harmonious and suc cessful ever held. This can be ac complished by hearty co-operation with the committee having the af fair in charge. There should be no jealousy nor evidence of "slacking" displayed by any one. Non-unionists should not be permitted to secure financial or Other advantage through thoughtless or ill-advised action on the part of any of its members. Through solidarity and unity in our ranks, our success and progress have been attained and through unity only can success and prog res.-, be maintained. As we march behind and are inspired by the har mony produced by union musicians, we should not disturb that harmony by being clothed in non-union apparel of any kind. From hat to shoes, all wearing apparel should bear the union label. All banners, badges, etc., should bear the union label. In doing this we best emphasize our loyalty to the cause we all hold so dear. No better time to start a "boost ing" campaign for spending money earned under union conditions only for the products of unian labor could be selected than Labor Day. The Secretary of the Union Label League in your city will be glad to aid you in securing union labeled goods for Labor Day or any other occasion. If there is no Label League in your city, the Union Label Trades Department of the American Federation of Labor will be pleased to furnish this information. With best wishes, I am, Fraternally yours, JOHN J. MANNING, Secretary-Treasurer, Union Label Trades Department. Fatal and Non-Fatal Accidents A lette was received from the State Saf.ty Board enclosing a re port of the accidents in the build ing industry, which follows: STATE OF WASHINGTON—OF FICE OF STATE SAFETY BOARD. Olympia, Wash., July 27, 1920. To the Secretaries of the Central Labor Councils, Building Trades Councils and Affiliated Local Unions, Greetings: Subject: Summary of Fatal and Non- Fatal Accidents in Building Indus try and Issuance of Special Con struction Standards. According to our records there occurred in the building trades in dustry 388 non-fatal and 83 fatal accidents during the year 1919. A summary of the contributing agen cies is herewith given in two tables. The first table represents the num ber of non-fatal accidents that have occurred from each one of the ten principle causes. The second table represents the number of accidental deaths and their contributing agencies. Number Cause —■ Accidents Fall from ladder, scaffold, plat form 93 Fall from machinery, trucks.... 5 Pall caused collapse of support 22 Fall in openings, shafts, stairs 18 Fall caused by slipping and trip ping 69 Other falls 13 Fall from overhead coal, rock, cave in 26 Falling pile of material 11 Palling steel 35 Palling lumber, timber, etc. 90 388 Fall from ladder, scaffold, plat form, roof 44 Fall from machinery, trucks, engine, etc 15 Full caused by collapse of sup port Fad through opening or floor 4 Pall on hoisting, shaft, etc 7 Fall on stairs, steps Full by slipping 2 Fall by tripping 1 Full by jumping 1 Other falls 9 83 The State Safety Board is con ducting a vigorous campaign for the prevention of all avoidable accidents in every extra hazardous industry coming within the scope of the law, with a view of minimizing industrial accidents in the State of Washing ton. In addition to the issuance of general safety standards the Board has also prepared special safety standards applicable to work of spe cial character. For the building trades industry the Board has prom ulgated special construction safety standards applicable to this indus try, which are now being forwarded to the employers and workmen en gaged in this particular class of work. In distributing these special Construction safety standards we re spectfully urge that the employers as well as the workmen make a study of these safety rules and practices in order that we might with their co-operation be able to reduce the ©Ire lEabnr .Journal heavy toll that is being annually levied against the building trades in dustry of our state. Should you fail to receive sufficient number of these standards for your membership kindly communicate with the State Safety Board and an adequate sup ply will be furnished you on request. Thanking you for past favors, I beg to remain Very sincerely yours, MARTIN J. FLYZIK, Member State Safety Board A communication was received from the State Federation of Labor relating to the referendum vote to be taken on several amendments to the constitution. Filed. Reports of Committees The Committee on Placing the In dependent Laundry on the unfair list, reported. The report was ac cepted pending action of the Build ing Trades Council, to which body the matter had been referred. The Theater Committee's report was referred to unfinished business. The Dance Committee having in hand the dance given Tuesday night at Eagles Hall for the benefit of the locked-out Theatre Ushers and Ticket Sellers reported a social and financial success. The committee was given another week in which to settle its accounts. The Picnic Committee reported it had not collected all the moneys due but asked permission to send $100 to the Centralia families for whose benefit the picnic was given. The request was granted and the com mittee given further time to finish its work. The City Market Committee re ported that more than a sufficient number of signatures had been se cured to the petition to the City Commission to resubmit the bonding proposition to finance a municipal market. The committee was con tinued. This bond issue will be sub mitted to the people at the Novem ber election. The Cannery Committee reported progress. Movie Theatres Unfair After thorough and earnest dis cussion of the placing of the Star Amusement Company on the unfair list by the Executive Board, the Council, though it had given the Board full power to act a week ago, concurred in its action. A roll call was taken on this question, re sulting in a unanimous vote. One delegate, a movie operator, did not vote. The Star Amusement Company will now have to do battle with organized labor in Everett for its act of lock ing out the girl ushers in its employ ment because they had joined a union to better their condition. The Theatres in the company are the Everett, the Orpheum, the Star, the Apollo and the Broadway. Council Buys Laundry Stock The Council discussed the laundry situation fully and, seeing in the Service Laundry Company a good investment, decided to purchase $500 worth of stock. The Council endorsed the Service Laundry Company when Mr. C. S. McCoole first began the promotion of the enterprise and has since given it its moral support. The plant of this company has for years been the best in Everett and, since the addition of new and up-to date machinery, it has taken rank as one of the finest on the Pacific Coast. "UNITED WE WIN" A Call, for All Workers to Join the Farmer-Labor Party To the Farmers, Railway and Trans nortation Workers, Trade Union ists and Sympathizing Friends: Greeting: At the State Conven tion of the Triple Alliance, held re cently at Yakima, it was decided tc •hange the name of the organization \o Farmer-Labor Party, and to call state convention on Primary Day September 14th to nominate candi lates for congressional, state, legisla tive and county officers, under the name of Farmer-Labor Party. This change of name and policy is now being voted on by the mem bers of the Triple Alliance, and the result of the vote will be announced from state headquarters on August 15. There can be no doubt as to how the members will vote, as several of our county organizations have al ready held meetings and there is practically unanimous sentiment for the creation of the new Farmer- Labor party. Several county conventions of the Nonpartisan League have been held, at which the policy of their state convention to support candidates in the Republican Primaries has been disapproved, and the farmers have declared for the Farmer-*Labor party, and a separate ticket for the fall election. Many members of the rail way organizations have also an nounced allegiance to the Farmer- Labor party. Several of the most prominent can didates named for state offices by the Nonpartisan and Railwaymen's Welfare Leagues have publicly de clared that they will not file in the Republican Primaries and favor the nominating of a Farmer-Labor ticket on Primary Day. These events prove that the over whelming sentiment of the producers and workers of this state is for a separate and distinct political organ ization from the old parties, and that they will rallly to united sup port of the Farmer-Labor ticket. As soon as the result of the Triple Alliance referendum vote is known the organization will automatically become the Farmer-Labor party; its present state and county organisa tions will continue intact and under its call the nominating conventions will meet and Farmer-Labor candi- dales be placed in the field on Prim ary Day. We urge especial activity on the part of the county organizations of the Triple Alliance in gathering ev ery farmer and worker with hand or brain into the one household, where there can be neither division or fric tion. This is the psychological hour, and the time to strike for a complete unity of the loyal and useful citi zenship of this state, for the winning of the state for all the people there of. Too long have the great corpora tions, special privilege interests and profiteers controlled our state gov ernment, and it must be redeemed if our state is to prosper, and gov ernment of, by and for the people is to continue. The people can win. They must win this fall, as only by winning can a better opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness be assured the workers. So let all who are sincerely in sympathy with the platform and pol icy adopted by the Triple Alliance at Yakima, join the organization at once. Only through the one organiza tion, which seems to have the sup port of all elements, can we operate together and gain the unity and strength which can bring victory. Arouse ye, Fellow-workers, at once, Crtse aside any supposed division, for our cause is common, and let us build this new party for real success. In the name of labor, of your women and children, your homes, of Opportunity for a higher and better life for all; in the name of America, and all that the Declaration of In dependence, The Bill of Rights, and the National and State Constitutions mean for human welfare, backed by the Stars and Stripes, let us call you to rally around the banner of the Farmer-Labor Party and it's slogan: "United We Win." In the cause of the common-good we are, Sincerely yours, STATE TRIPLE ALLIANCE, D. C. Coates, Chairman. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 2, 1920. Building Permits First Six Months Permits for building were issued in Everett during the first six months of this year as follows: During the month of— January ? 27,685 February 97,740 March 85,022 April 127,355 May 42,520 June 22,925 Total > > .$403,247 The building trades of this city have been fairly well employed and are now doing more work than for several years past. MINERS REBEL AS OPERATORS STAGGER UNDER BIG PROFITS Due to the failure of private rail road management to supply cars for transporting coal from the mines, a critical situation confronts the na tion and may result in great suffer ing during the coming winter months. Reports of factories and mills shut ting down appear daily with increas ing volume. In Illinois more than 30,000 miners have quit because the mines fur nished employment only two or three days per week. Over and above the failure to furnish cars is the crim- inal discrimination inaugurated by the roads to supply cars only to such mines as have contracts for provid ing coal to the roads. Even at the so-called "high wage schedule" many of the men employed in and about the mines are not able to earn a living- subsistence. Union officials in the mining re gions say that the minimum wage awarded by the bituminous coal com mission last fall, amounting to $5.50 to $5.75 per day, would be fair if they could be employed at least five days a week. As it is the coal miners are receiving from $15 to $17 in their weekly pay envelopes in a large per centage of the mines. This condi tion has created extreme discontent especially in the Illinois district. Fully one-half of the Illinois bitumin ous coal shafts were idle at the be ginning of this week. Shortage in Northwest The Senate committee on recon struction and production is holding hearings in New York City on the coal situation. William 11. Grover man, former United States Fuel Ad ministrator for the Northwest, testi fied that the coal shortage is grow ing at the rate of 5,000,000 tons a month. He furnished the commit tee with statistics placing the bitum inous coal production and shipments in the country today as 25,000,000 tons below normal. President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers of America issued a statement a few days ago in which he said the trouble in the coal regions is due to the miserable breakdown of the railroads and that operators are taking advantage of this to charge indefensible prices for coal at the mines. Stagger Under Their Loot "Since the rendition of the award the mine workers in most of the coal-producing fields have been em ployed but a small percentage of full time," said President Lewis, "due to the miserable breakdown of the nation's transportation facilities. In the meantime the coal operators are charging unprecedented prices for coal and are enthusiastic in engag ing in what one may term the sun dance of the profiteers. In certain sections coal is selling at the out EVERETT. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1920 CHURCH MEN JUSTIFY GREAT STEEL STRIKE NEW YORK, July :il .—Workers in the steel industry were justified in their nation-wide strike, last year, according to a commission ap pointed by the Interchurch World Movement that has just made public its report. The report says that "unless vital changes are brought to pass a re newal of the conflict in this industry seems inevitable." The report is a flat contradiction to the publicity campaign of indus trial autocrats and their supporters that this, strike was the forerunner of a revolution and was instigated by "bolsheviks." "Charges of bolshevistn or of in dustrial radicalism in the conduct of the strike," says the report, "were without foundation." It is declared that the steel com panies have most effectively de terred men from joining labor or ganizations. The workers' griev ances were of long standing, it showed, but had found no expres sion because "they were limited largely to foreigners of many races and languages without industrial tradition, education or leadership to organize." A general summary of the find ings of the commission showed the fundamental grievances to be: Exces sive hours, the boss system, no right to organize or to representation. The remedies desired were: Shorter day and week with a living wage; representation and conferecnt>; end to the boss system which so often subjects common labor to petty tyrannies and right to unionize and a substitution of industrial democ racy for industrial autocracy. "All the conditions that caused the steel strike continue to exist," it was stated. "We feel that unless changes are made approximating in some degree the findings here presented, another strike must come. In the measure that working men become intelligent and Americanized, will they refuse to labor under such con ditions." "The arbitrary control of the steel corporation extended outside the plants, affecting the workers as citizens and the social institutions in the communities. "The steel industray was under the domination of a policy whose aim was to keep out labor unions. In pursuit of this policy, blacklists were used, workmen were discharged for union affiliation, 'under-coyer men' and 'labor detectives' were employed and efforts were made to influence the local press, pulpit and police authorities. "In western Pennsylvania the civil rights of free speech and assembly were abrogated without just cause, both for individuals and labor or ganizations. Personal rights of strikers were violated by the state constabulary and sheriffs' deputies. "Federal authorities in some cases, rageous and indefensible price of $11 to $12 per ton f. o. b. the mines. The "American public is being sand bagged by these daring commercial vandals who stagger beneath their loot." Lewis intimated it may be neces sary to call a strike of 210,000 min ers in the central bituminous dis trict in order to protect their rights. G. F. McGee, former State fuel administrator of Minnesota, told the Senate committee that the shortage of coal in his part of the country is 6,000,000 tons compared with last year. This coal must be brought by lake carriers and unless it is trans ported to lake ports soon that great region will be without fuel when winter closes the lake transporta tion. President May Intercede A committee of shippers and con sumers from the West came to Washington last week and urged President Wilson to intercede and exercise his war authority in reliev ing the situation. It is announced that the President is studying the situation and receiving reports from Government agents. Upon authority of the President, Secretary Tumulty sent telegrams to the governors of North Dakota, South Dakota, Min nesota and Wisconsin, assuring fhem everything that can be done in this vital matter is being done, and that coal in sufficient quantities for needs of their respective communities will be delivered. From this it may be inferred that the President is pre paring to take some drastic action to relieve the present transportation breakdown. Attorney General Palmer announc ed that he had called a conference in New York for Tuesday of this week to consider the coal situation. He asserted that the coal operators are chiefly responsible for the exces sive coal prices and unrest among the miners, and that the coal opera- j tors are obtaining much higher prices than was expected when the wage j scale was made. The Attorney Gen eral wired a number of leading coal 1 operators to attend the New York conference. Conciliators in the Field Hugh L. Kerwin, chief of the Con ciliation Service, Department of La bor, has assigned two Government conciliators to the Illinois district. They are William 11. Rogers and John J. Walsh. It was said that a third conciliator, probably John B. Lennon, would be sent to Illinois this week. This action was taken upon the request of President Wilson in an effort to check the spread of the present strike into other parts of the central competitive field, includ ing Indiana, Ohio and western Penn sylvania. Try "BLUR RIBBON" Cigrars, 5c acted against groups of workmen on I the instigation of employes of steel companies. In many places In west ern Pennsylvania community authori ties anil institutions were subservient to the maintenance of one corpora tion's anti-union policies." Recent charges that big business attempted to wreck the Interchurch World movement because of its inves tigation of this strike are recalled by this statement by a member of the strike probe commission: "In going forward with its work the commission faced far-reaching difficulties by anonymous attack, by the rifling of its files and by under cover methods of every sort it has j been embarrassed and its work I threatened with disaster." The commission's report indorses every claim made by trade unionists and refutes the charges that the strike was called for other purposes. Every power at the command of in dustrial autocracy was used to de tract the public mind from the strike causes and to center attention on W. Z. Foster, secretary of the strike committee. The strike was called following a refusal of Judge Gary, of the United States Steel Corporation, to meet a committee representing his employes to place before him "matters that are of vital concern to them and con cerning hours of labor, wages, work ing conditions and the light of col lective bargaining." Judge Gary refused to meet this committee on the ground that he favored the non union shop. Methods of Old Puget Mill Co. Still Worked Portland, On-., July 27.—Alleging the Grande Ronde Lumber Company attempted to defraud the government out of approximately 2-1,000 acres of public land in Union County, Oregon, Assistant United States District At torney John C. Veatch filed suit for $683,943.26 against the company in the federal district court here to day. The complaint charges 153 fradu lent entries were made upon valuable government timber lands through the "dummy entry" process. The first alleged scheme to de fraud the government of these lands is said to have been formed about November I, 1889, by Stephen C. Richardson, Samuel C. Putnam, L. C. Stanley, prominent timbcrmen of Chippewa Falls, Wis., all now de ceased; Fred C. Stanley, William 11. Stanley, Robert Smith, Cornelia A. Stanley (deceased), George W. Dwin nell, James B. Love, J. S. Sherman and others. The complaint filed today declares C. W. Nibley and Alexander Nibley, prominent sugar operators, and Frank S. Murphy, all of Salt Lake City, bought into the Grande Ronde Lumber Company about 1902, and charges them with having encour aged additional fradulent entries upon Hhe part of their families and employes. The company, its officers and sev eral stockholders are said to have induced others to enter upon the tim ber lands, under an agreement that as soon as the patent had been com pleted, they would deed the prop erty to the company. REGISTER ! The Registration Books will he open at the office of the City Clerk in the City Hall every Monday night from 7:30 to 9:00 o'clock, and every other day during the week except Sunday during regular husiness hours. If you are a good citi zen you will register so that you may vote at the primaries on September 14. If you want to take part in nom inating candidates whose names will be on the official ballot you must cast your vote at the primaries. You have no right to complain of unsat isfactory political conditions, unless you exercise your privilege of voting. If you do not vote you will have no more voice in your government than an alien. Salvation Army's New Activities The Salvation Army, which won such a warm place in our hearts by its splendid war work, has launched throughout Washington and Idaho its 1920 Home Service Program, which includes the extension of its service to every village and hamlet. Having begun its work in the slums of the large cities, the organ ization now plans to branch out and extend its helping hand to the small town and isolated community. In doing so the Army hopes to reach the source of many of the dis quieting streams that flow continous ly towards the large cities. Thus by curbing the stream before it grows into a torrent, the new program aims at prevention rather than cure. In every county in Washington and Idaho advisory boards composed of the most representative citizens in their respective communities are being organized to co-operate with the Salvation Army in systemieally relieving distress and endeavoring by study and application to reduce the causes that are so productive of social disorders in the cities. In this work the Salvation Army aims not to duplicate the activities of any other social or religious agency. Its purpose is the fullest utilization of the vast machinery for social service which its forty years of work has constructed. Among the departments and agen cies that can best be utilized by the county advisory boards are: the emergency relief, missing friends bu reau, juvenile industrial and agri cultural schools for delinquents, de pendent and orphaned children, young I [women's boarding homes, rescue anil maternity homes and industrial homes for men. FARMER-LABOR CONVENTIONS HARMONIOUS AND ENTHUSIASTIC The county conventions of the Nonpartisan League, the Committee of 48, and the Triple Alliance met in : the Labor Temple last Saturday. The get-together whistle blew and the harmony bell rung, i The three groups assembled in joint session an dorganized by the election of Charles E. Brower, of the Railway Men's Welfare League, the Triple Alliance and Nonpartisan League, its chairman, and Miss Gladys Maloney, secretary of the Snohomish County Triple Alliance, its Secretary. The first order of business after organization was the hearing of re ports from delegates to the Yakima convention. The report of the Triple Alliance delegates was read by the secretary. The report showed that a spirit of harmony prevailed in the Yakima conventions. (See report together with platform and legislative pro gram adopted by the conventions.) A. G. Ziebell made a verbal report for the Nonpartisan League. He said that if the Nonpartisan League should be defeated ut the primaries its members would go down the line for the Triple Alliance nominees. Mr. Ziebell said the report of the Triple Alliance, read by the secre tary, was substantially correct. The Nonpartisan League and the Committee of 48 then retired for sep arate conferences. The Triple Alliance was then called to order and retained Chairman Brower and Secretary Maloney as its permanent officers. A Conference Committee (Dele gates Morgan, Bresiin and Smith) was appointed to confer with like committees from the Nonpartisan League and Committee of 48. The Nonpartisans instructed their committee, but the Triple Alliance and "48" committees were unin structed. While waiting for the report of the Conference Committee Mr. E. C. Dailey gave the convention legal in formation on the State election laws. Several well timed speeches were made by men and women delegates, all favoring a stick-together senti ment as a means of rectifying the rotten conditions which have grown like noxious weeds in our political system. The Conference Committee re ported the Triple Alliance and Com mittee of 48 favored the third party idea, but the Nonpartisan League members of the committee voted to go into the republican primaries. However, there was a probability of the League changing its position. Delegate A. G. Ziebell then entered the hall and stated that the League had, after hearing the report of its committee, changer! its position and Loyal Legion Works 12 Hours From Timberworkers page in Union Record of last Saturday: "We stand solidly for the eight hour day," shouts the Loyal Le gion, the war baby of the lumber lords of the northwest. But recent developments indicate that their feet are slipping and slipping badly. Oh, no, they are not working 10 hours, but 12 in the city of Bellingham at the plant of the Earles-Cleary Lum ber Company, they are working 12 hours per day. It is claimed by some of the men who are working there that they are getting 14 hours' pay for the 12 hours' work. But those making that claim are known as consistent strike-breakers, so not very much faith is put In their claim that they are getting the extra money. They also claim that an "emer gency" exists. According to Four- L rules no overtime is paid for "emergency" work. The fact of the matter is that they are deliberately playing the employers' game to get back to the 10-hour day. A few weeks' work at 12 hours per day will make a 10-hour day look pretty short to a bunch that knows no bet ter than to work 12 hours per day. And where do they get this "emerg ency" dope? The price of lumber is down, cars are short and there is a general slump in the condition of the industry. Their claim will not hold water; it is about as valid as most of the claims they make —they mean nothing. The Four-L claims 100 per cent or ganization in the Earles-Cleary mill. We have been informed quite recent ly about some nice ice cream parties that have been held up there. Per haps it was at one of those parties where the "emergency" first develop- I cd. If it was not for the fact that quite a large number of men in the timber industry of the Northwest do stand for an eight-hour day, and will fight to keep it if they have to, who would have to suffer with those who only put up a smoke screen to hide the i-eal issues, I would say give the "suckers" 12 hours twice a day. They could not stand it very long and would soon have to give way to real men. Smoke Chas. Sheets CHALLENGE 10c Cigar. The board of trade of Sydney, Aus tralia, has fixeii the minimum wage for women workers in the metropoli tan area at i'l 19s. (about $9.48) per week. This rate is an advance of 95., and went into effect on January 1. Workers on the permanent way of the railways are to receive a mini mum wage of 12s lOd. per day (nor mally about $,'1.08); the higher grade of employees will receive propor tionately higher wages as a mini mum. Now that the Republicans have adopted for their slogan, "Harding | and the Home," all good Republicans I will believe that the Democrats have a hidden purpose not expressed in their platform to abolish homes. PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF ORGANIZED LABOR voted to endorse the third party proposition. This caused an outburst of cheers, showing the satisfaction of the dele gates that the three groups were now one and would go to the polls in November with a singleness of purpose. After some discussion on the selec tion of candidates to be recommended to the County Convention on Sep tember 14, nominations were de clared in order. The following candidates were selected for the offices allotted to the Triple Alliance and Committee of 48: For State Senator—Charles E. Brower, from the Railwaymen's Wel fare League and the Triple Alliance. For Representatives, 48th District —E. L. Morgan, farmer, and Geo. E. Riggins, labor. For Sheriff -— Charlies E. Gold thorpe, labor. For County Attorney—J. W. Doot son. For County Clerk—Frank John ston, labor. For County Treasurer—Rev. J. W. Reynolds, pastor of the M. E. ( lunch, Stanwood. For County Auditor —O. F. Wef ferling, labor. For Coroner—Left open. For Justices of the Peace and Constables—Left open till Septem ber 14. The three conventions then went into join session and named Geo. W. Loutit for Superior Judge. The Nonpartisans then named the following candidates as selected for recommendation to the convention on September 14: For Representatives, 49th District —J. W. Fortson and W. G. Grimm. For County Commissioners—Luther Orr and Alexander Wheeler. For County Superintendent of Schools—G. F. Watkins. For County Engineer—Left open. For County Assessor—M. C. Hazen. Organizer Neil Bresiin was elected State Central Committeeman for Snohomish County. The following named delegates were elected to represent Snohomish County in the State Convention to be held on September 14: W. J. Fortson, Home Acres; George Vetter, Snohomish; Neil Bresiin, Frank Johnston, Mrs. Charles Rice, Charles Brower, Mrs. Hattie Hogan, George E. Riggins, all of Ev erett; A. G. Ziebell, Snohomish; Mrs. Charles White, Gold Bar; Mrs. S. C. Draggoo, Gold Bar; E. L. Morgan, Sultan; W. P. Wilkins, Hartford. Chairman E. L. Morgan uf the County Triple Alliance, having been elected for Representative of the 48th District, resigned, and A. G. (Ziebell of Snohomish was elected to i fill the office. Food Costs Going Up; All Records Broken WASHINGTOON, July 31.—The cost of 22 articles of food has in creased 9 per cent from January of | this year to June 15, reports the United States bureau of labor statis tics. On June 15 the average family expenditure for these articles was 2 ! per cent higher than on May 15. The ;May expenditure was 2 per cent ; higher than in April, and in April the expenditure was 5 per cent i higher than in March. During the period June, 1919, to June, 1920, potatoes increased 171 per cent; sugar 152 per cent; raisins, 64 per cent; rice, 30 per cent; rolled oats, 24 per cent; flour, 17 per cent; coffee, 15 per cent; prunes, 11 per cent; cornmeal, 10 per cent; fresh milk and cabbage, 9 per cent each; sirloin steak, 7 per cent; ham and butter, 0 per cent; round steak and 'tea, 5 per cent each. The articles that showed the great est decrease were: Onions, 28 per cent; lard, 27 per cent; plate beef, jlO per cent; bacon, (i per cent; and i pork chops and tomatoes, 4 per cent I each. For the seven-year period, June, 1913, to June. 1920, nine of the 23 ' articles for which prices were se jcured in June. 1913, increased over 100 per cent, as follows: Potatoes, 472 per cent; sugar, 404 per cent; flour, 107 per cent: cornmeal, 138 j per cent; rice, 117 per cent; ham, 115 jper cent: lamb, 114 per cent; bread, 111 per cent; hens. 110 per cent. These figures show that in June, 1920, flour cost more than two and one-half times what it did in June, 1013; sugar cost five times as much and potatoes approximately five ami three-quarters times as much as in June, 1813. The "Union" Laundry Is Enjoined By Court In the early part of this week Judge Alston, in the superior court, issued a temporary injunction against Archie Reid, Noyes and Roy Stod dard and Carl Peterson, recent al leged purchasers of the Union Laun dry. The court will hear arguments in the case tomorrow. The temporary injunction restrains 'the defendants from interfering with routes No. 2 and No. 5 of the Laundry Service Company. The defendants were formerly em ployees of and two of them, the Stod dard brothers, were and are stock holders in the Laundry Service Com pany, and one of them was secretary of the company. Archie Reid was formerly superintendent and later foreman in the laundry. These men quit without notice and, it is alleged, purchased the Union Laundry with the aid of a well known laundry operator in this city. These men went out on the two routes named, which they had been i serving and literally "swiped" the trade, it is claimed, hence the in junction. This looks like a queer way of du ring business. Number 15.