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EVERETT CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL VOL. XXX. THE OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE WN. STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR SEATTLE UNEMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE ESTIMATES UNEMPLYOED AT 12,000 The preliminary survey of the un employment situation, conducted by the committee named for that pur pose hy Mayor Caldwell, has placed a conservative estimate of 12,000 as the number of unemployed in Se attle. Conferences are being held almost daily with the heads of all departments appearing before the committee to consider the possibility of starting public employment work that would tend to relieve the de plorable unemployment situation that now confronts the city. In order that outsiders may not be attracted by the prospects of public work being started to relieve the unemployment situation, it is proposed that any work of this STRIKING MINERS WIN SECOND VICTORY IN FIGHT Judge Calvin S. Hall, of the Su perior Court at Seattle, handed down a decision last week sustain ing the contentions of the miners. The case involved the eviction no tices issued to the striking miners by the Pacific Coast Coal Co., the largest coal company in the state, and operating mines at Issaquah, New Castle, Black Diamond and Burnett that employ approximately 1,600 men. Judge Hall ruled that the eviction notices served on the miners by the company were not properly and legally prepared and therefore had no standing before the law. This will necessitate the The following letter has been mailed from headquarters to all affiliated Unions: Seattle, Wash., Sept. 2(5, 1921. To All Affiliated Unions of the Washington State Federation of Labor. Greeting: The recent convention of the State Federation of Labor, held at Vancouver, Washington, among other thing's, placed the products of the United States Bak ing Company, of Portland, on the unfair list. This action was taken at the behest of the Oregon Labor Movement, due to the fact that a large portion of the products of this concern are sold in Wash ington. Last week, a satisfactory agree ment was entered into between the Bakery & Confectionery Workers Local at Portland and the Naitonal Bakers Association, covering both this concern and many other large baking concerns in Oregon. The agreement was negotiated by Vice- President McGuern of the Interna Following is the official vote of the referendum on the three amend ments ordered submitted by the Vancouver Convention: (Lack of space prevents the pub lication of the complete tabulated returns.) The Everett vote was as follows: Barbers No. 440 cast 27 votes for each proposition; Timberwork ers cast 20 votes for No. 1, 12 for and 8 against No. 2, and 20 for No. 3; the Typos cast 25 votes for each proposition. Closing date for receipt of vote September 10. Returns received from Everett Molders No. 311 on Sept. 14 not tabulated. Returns received from the follow ing local unions did not state the number of votes cast "For"' or "Against" the amendments: Brem AN OPEN LETTER OF COM. OF 48 TO THE PRESIDENT The following open letter in re lation to the Disarmament. Confer ence, dated September 23rd, has been addressed by Mr. J. A. H. Hopkins, executive chairman of the Committee of 48, to President Hard ing: "The Honorable Warren G. Hard ing, president of the United States, White House, Washington, D. C. My Dear Mr. President: Now that you have designated the delegates who will represent America at the Disarmament Conference, it is per haps fair to assume that you de sire to instruct these gentlemen as to the wishes of the American peo ple in rsepect to the purposes of this conference, with a view to achieving these purposes. It is perhaps unfortunate that, of the four delegates; namely, Messrs. Lodge, Hughes, Underwod and Root, the two first mentioned have indicated by their public uter ances a difference in their individ ual views as compared to the un derlying purpose in the minds of Senator Borah and the other origi nators of the movement which re sulted in the calling of the Dis armament Conference. But nevertheless, all of these gen tlemen are experienced diplomats. They know that they cannot get something for nothing. For it can be said with no disrespect and with absolute truth that, under existing conditions, the Disarmament Confer ence will be a trading proposition. Kach nation will doubtless instruct its delegates as to what it seeks to carry away from this conference and the approximate price it can afford to pay. For this is the essence of international diplomacy. I am inclined to believe that there is a considerable element of the American people who consider that our government should demand from England, France and Italy the immediate payment of the interest already overdue, applicable to the vast sums which we loaned to them in the prosecution of the war. I am equally convinced that it is not the desire of the American peo ple to consider for one moment the character started will be given to residents and taxpayers who have been residents of the city for not less than one year. The campaign that has been con ducted for several months by the press of the state for economy in public expenditures is militating se riously against any constructive ef fort along public lines to relieve the unemployment situation. How ever, the committee named by the Mayor has undertaken the gigantic problem with a vigor, vim and sin cerity that indicates a possibility of some constructive effort being made to deal effectively with this menac ing problem. i case either being appealed to the supreme court, which will necessi tate B delay of considerable time, or compel the company to issue new eviction notices that will be legal and which will have to, under the law, provide for the further 30 days notice. All bonds put up by the miners union to resist the evictions were ordered returned. The miners were represented by George H. Rummens, attorney for the miners for the past 15 years, and who recently won a decision on behalf of the miners, before Judge Griffiths, sustaining their right to peacefully picket. BAKERS WIN FKiHT tional Bakery & Confectionery Workers Union, with headquarters at Seattle, and Tom Barker, Med iator for the Federal Labor De partment. All Local Unions located within the State of Washington are there fore requested to immediately re move the products of the United States Baking Company, of Port land, Oregon, from the "We Don't Patronize" List. There are also encouraging pros pects of several baking concerns now on the unfair list at Spokane and Tacoma being signed ur> at some early future date with the Bakers Union. However, the unfair prod ucts should be continued on the "We Don't Patronize" List unti 1 officially notified that a satisfac tory adjustment has been reached. With sincere good wishes, Fraternally yours, W. M. SHORT, President, Washington State Feder ation of Labor. AMENDMENTS PASSED erton Sheet Metal Workers No. 6"4; Spokane Railway Employes No. 703; Tacoma Garment Workers No. 201. Total Votes Cast: Proposition 1— Yes No To create a Standing Union Label Committee 2412 27t Proposition 2— To strike out that part of Sec. 4, Article X, which entitles Central Councils, Card and La bel Leagues and De partimntal Councils to cast votes in electing officers 2301 320 Proposition 3— To place the President and chief assistant each under bond in the sum of $2,000 2613 30 gratituous cancellation of these debts, either in respect to interest or principal. Furthermore, I am heartily in ac cord with the popular yearning foi disarmament and world peace, the desirability of which you have so often voiced. This naturally suggests to nw the following question: Are the American people prepared to in struct our delegates to state openl> when the conference convenes what we want and what we will pay for it? If so, it is perhaps not inappropriate to suggest the advis ability of submitting the following ultimatum to the English, French and Italian delegates: "We will not cancel your indebtedness gratis, nor are we content to longer postpone the payment of the overdue inter est theron. Hut if you and the Japanese delegates will col lectively agree to disarm or agree upon a uniform and pro gressive ratio of disarmament, America will join with you in so doing and will simultane ously cancel or reduce your in debtedness to the American people to the same extent and in the same ratio. There is, however, no other way in which the American people will con sent either to cancel or to re duce your financial obligations." The acceptance of such an offer would be economical for all con cerned. It would solve the prob lem and achieve the purpose for which the Disarmament Conference was called. It would reduce enor mously the bursting tax budgets of every nation and relieve the in creasing financial pressure which is closing in upon every individual. It is not unreasonable to sup nose that such an agreement would meet with the hearty approbation of the American public. Will you as the mouthpiece of 110,000,000 people, take congnizanee of this suggestion and ascertain through the publicity channels which are open to you whether in presenting such an ultimatum our delegates would be correctly voicing the wishes and desires of our citizen ship ? Respectfully yours, J. A. H. HOPKINS. In connection with the above, Mr. Hopkins said today: "At a time when we are groan ing under the burden of excessive Executive Chairman, Com mittee of 48. taxation, it is appalling to realize that over 90 per cent of our na tional budget has been set aside to pay for past wars and to pre pare for future conflicts. The rea son for this lies in the fact that our banking group which controls both the Republican and Democratic parties has become frankly imper ialistic. The immense profits ac cumulated at home require invest ment and seek more lucrative fields abroad. Those who risk their capi tal in foreign exploitation demand the guaianteeing of their invest ments by an all powerful army and navy. "The supreme issue is the break ing up of our present financial con trol. "The Committee of 48 has al ready pointed out that this situaa tion cannot be remdied except by the organization of a new political party pledged to the abolition of privilege. Constructively this means the public ownership and operation of railroads and the public control of our natural resources through the taxation of land at its actual value. "Such a party the Committee of 48 is obligated to create. The new party will be formed well in ad vance of the 1922 Congressional Campaigns, in preparation for the presidential election of 1924. "But the coming Disarmament Conference at least offers us an opportunity which should not be neglected. It is important for the public to know what is behind the suggestion that Secretary Mellon be given a free hand in dealing with the financial obligations of Euro pean nations to the United States arising out of the late war. It is equally important to ascertain why England, France and Italy have not paid their debts and what steps they are taking to bring about a settlement. "The ultimatum suggested in my letter to the President calls for a show-down and opens the way to a settlement that would be mutually beneficial to all concerned. "Perhaps it might even be desig nated as in the nature of 'an open covenant of peace openly arrived at' " SIX BIG UNIONS VOTE ON STRIKE Chicago, Sept. 26.—Whether a general strike shall be called by the six most powerful railroad unions may be decided within the next iwo weeks. Officials of the Broth erhood of Railroad Trainmen gath ered here today to count the ■ )0,000 strike ballots of their or ganization, cast to decide whether che men will accept the recent wage cut. Next Monday officials of four more unions will meet here to count strike ballots cast by their 250,000 members. More than 200,000 shop crafts employes have already voted to strike by overwhelming majorities, recording to figures announced a week ago. Must Win in Mingo,' Says Miners' Chief Indianapolis, Sept. 24. — "The fight in Mingo county, West Vir ginia, must be won," declared John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, in his report to the oiennial convention of that organi zation. The miners' chief reviewed the West Virginia situation at length, md he expressed the hope that the Senate Investigating Committee 'would be instrumental in laying bare the horrors of that field." He recommended that legal pro ceedings be instituted to make a full test of the constitutionality of che KanKsas "cant-strike" law. In discussing the wage question President Lewis mentioned 13 states in which coal owners asked for wage reductions. He said the union's policy was uncompromis ingly for carrying out the present igreement which was based on the government's bituminous coal com mission's award, made after the nation-wide strike of two years ago. "Our people were employed only two days a week on the average," said President Lewis, "and they found it extremely difficult to pro vide themselves with food and other necessities. Furthermore, it is a fact that the wages now paid in the organized sections of the min ing industry are but relatively fair. Coal can be produced under the nresent wage scale at a labor cost that corresponds favorably with production costs of other essential commodities." Recommendation was made that definite action on wage demands be postponed until next February. 'With all wage agreements expir ing March 31, 1922," he said. "The full influence and economic power of our great membership may thus be utilized to the advantage of our neople for the achievement of our ideals." What's This The I.C.C. Wants to Do? Washington, Sept. 28.—A tenta tive plan for the consolidation of all railroads of the United States into 19 competing systems was an nounced by the Interstate Commerce Comission today. The Commission's plan follows closely the recommendations made by Prof. William Z. Ripley of Har vard university, expert economist, who studiod the plan for the Com mission. The only kind of a consolidation that would be any good would be to place them all under the man agement of Uncle Sam. Smoke CHALLENGE Cigar. EVERETT, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1921 THE CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1921. Puyallup Fair Unfair A communication was received from President Short of the Stair Federation of Labor telling of the unfair conditions under which the Western Washington Fair of Pu yallup did all its mechanical work necessary to put the grounds in shape for this year's exhibition. The management of that institu tion employed only scab labor, vio lating its promises to be fair made representatives of the unions inter ested. The Council placed the Pu yallup Fair on the "we don't pat ronize list." Judge Griffiths' Decision on Appli cation of Pacific Coast Coal Company for Injunction to Res train Striking Miners from Pick eting. "Gentlemen,, this case on both sides has been carefully prepared and ably presented. 1 doubt if any facts or any law relating to the subject matter of this particular branch of the case has been omit ted, any fact or point of law in the minds of counsel bearing upon the particular issue before the court. A number of months ago a case was before me —I have forgotten the title of it —it may be on appeal— very much similarity between that case and this —that was a strike case involving some business plant on the water front of this city, and it was argued after submission of it, upon affidavits, but it was not argued, it wasn't presented so thoroughly as this case. And I have listened very attentively to both affidavits and arguments and cita tions, thinking that probably I ought to distinguish this case from that, and I listened very carefully because of the importance of the matter at issue not only to the miners and to the operators but to the general public, of which of course the court is a part, and also because of the gravity of the sit uation up there and the gravity that is likely to attend any strike of any magnitude. In that case to which I refer I was unable to find a sufficient showing to war rant the court in issuing a tem porary injunction, I am unable, gentlemen, to see any essential dif ference on the facts between that case and this one 1 think the showing here is insufficient to en title the plaintiff to a writ of in junction. It seems to me the in junction ought not to issue with out a clear showing of intimidation, coercion, violence or breech of the peace Now ..n I recall the facts in thi.'i-.* are practically only two W Jfaif < of violence, one instance, as !*.«/■ /all, is where one of the a striker, and another striler struck the affiant and the affiant says that a deputy sheriff restored order, and the other instance is where a deputy sheriff himself struck a striker or a strike sympathizer Those are the only two clear instances or exhibitions of real violenci It is true that men may strike, and it is likewise true that workers—men—are en titled to work, but strikers must know that that strike, if at all, de plorable as' it is, must be carried on without resort to intimidation, coercion, violence, or breech of the peace, and that if it is not carried on without recourse to these ex tremes, the courts will rigorously enforce the law to maintain order and to preserve the peace and to protect employers as against any act of a striker or strikers tending to a breech of the peace or consti tuting violence or intimidation or coercion "I do not see from the facts dis closed that the sheriff's office is not able to control the situation up there and maintain order There is nothing so far shown, it seems to me, to warrant the arm of the court of equity being extended there for or on account of the in ability of the ordinary law of the land to protect the rights of both parties to this controversy I think a court of equity ought to be re luctant to supercede the ordinary law of the land. I think there ought to be some showing that there is not or cannot be afforded the protection that all citizens are entitled to whether they are in business or not. whether they are operators or miners. I think I am warranted in holding the showing for the time being is insufficient to warrant the issuance of the BARKER SHOPS I. H. Turner, 1104 Hewitt. Barnhart Shop. Monroe. Hi I! ins LABORERS L. Starke, Kmil Miterabach, Phillips. COFFEE AM) TEA HOUSES Manning's CoWee House on Hewitt betweoi Colby and Wttmort. CONDENSED MILK Llbby, McNeil & I.ibby, Packer* and Can ners. Carnation. Aster, Mt. Vernon and Wash ington Brandt*. Yakima City Creamery. CONTRACTORS Christ Kruppler & Sons and the Standard Oil BldK., at corner of Pacific and Virginia. Contractor Hairy and Church at end of car line in I-siwell. ELECTRICIANS F. R. Hare, aluetrissd contractor; John Thueaon. FISH COMPANIES San Jußn Fish Co., Seattle. GENERAL MERCHANDISE Butlers, The Mar, Hon Marche of Seattle. MEAT MARKETS A. C. Snider, the Rural Butcher in Mu nicipal Market Annex. PLI'MRERS Wm. Plambeck. Joe Wallem ami his house at the corner of 3026 Lombard LAI'NDRIES Independent, Standard, Union, Paris and Knitters. MISCELLANEOUS THE PUVALtI P FAIR. Opens Ociober 3 O. W. Ward. Cement Worker. M. Anderson. Mr. Burden and his house, 2611 Map!. l street. Everett Fruit Products Co. F. S. Lang Manufacturing Co., of Seattl**. Didn't Get Injunction WE DON'T PATRONIZE LIST temporary injunction, ami for that reason the restraining order vsill be dissolved." Off the Unfair I i-t On request of President Short of the State Federation of Labor the name of the United States Baking Company is declared fair to or ganized labor, the company having squared up with the union. (Sea mention of this in the Federation Bulletin.) Stay Away from Oakland A letter from Harry Schoos, secretary of the General Conference of Workers of Oakland, California, warns workers to stay away from that town on account of the fight with the closed shop people. The lettes in part says: "Among the many tactics used by the 'Industrial Relations Com mittee' of the Chamber of Com merce to defeat the workers, was one of establishing employment agents throughout the country to employ men to come here. "Through those efforts many workers, building trades mechanics especially, have been and are now being induced to come here, much to their sorrow and disappointment, for they are paid much less than the minimum wage scale and we have already in this district many thousands of men and women out of employment with no hope of se curing work. "Therefore we are asking you to inform the working people of your district of the true state of affairs and prevent their unnecessary suf fering by coming here at this time." Committee Reports The Committee on Edocation re ported it was making good progress with its work. The Disarmament Committee re ported progress. Reports of Unions The Butchers had a good meet ing with one initiation. The Cigarmakers reported busi ness good and all members em- ployed. The Railway Carmen will report on their Toronto convention when Bro. Tyler makes his report to the local. They will assess a fine of $10 on any member ivsiting the Puyallup Fair. The Lathers had a good meeting. The Longshoremen had no meet ing. They report a strike in Sail Pedro and the Columbia River strike still on. Portland and Vancouver. B. C, are 100 per cent union. SEN. PENROSE SNUBS LABOR Dear Friends: Senator Boies Pen rose, chairman of the Finance Com mittee late in August announced that the Senate Committee on Fi nance would not hold any public hearings on the Revenue Bill which passed the House. Secretary of the Treasury Mellon, who appeared re cently before the Committee in Executive Session, stated that the Administration first estimated tin national income needed for this yeai as $4,554,000,000 but said it was decided to reduce this amount to 14,000,000,000 in round figures. This means that the Administra tion is committed to the policy oi making smaller appropriations than are needed now and later putting in big deficiency appropriation bills. Representatives of the Peoples' Re construction League, the Farmers National Council, the Transporta tion Group of Railway Employees and other Farm and Labor organi zations, called to see Senator Pen rose on Friday, September Kith, to ask him to give a hearing on this Revenue Bill, but he refused even to see them. The most important fact about this is that the Senate which is now serving as a sort oi check on the House, is deeply wor ried over the financial situation of the country. It does not want the lid taken off any more by unpleas ant witnesses such as the represen tatives of the Peoples' Reconstruc tion League, who state the cold facts about the enormous concen tration of wealth in this country, and why it should be taxed. As our friends will remember. Brother Clark, vice-president of the Conductors and your Executive Sec retary were severely taken to task by Senator Penrose for doing this We proposed to do it again, but the door has been slammed in oui faces. You will see the need foi this publicity since Secretary Mellon recommended a reduction of the high income taxes to 25 per cent beginning next January, although they run at present up to 65 pei cent. The secretary recommended also the repeal of the Excess Profits Tax for the present year beginning January Ist. Secretary Mellon made it perfectly clear that the ad ministration is going right ahead with its plan to take the taxes off concentrated wealth, and off the big incomes, and make the workers of this country and the men who did the fighting, that is, those wh> won the war, not only pay the full cost of the war, but most of the current cost of government as well The 2.1,000 people who own near ly one-third of the nation's wealth are determined to have the national debt refunded for 40 to 00 years This would cost the average famil.\ about $50.00 extra taxes every year to pay interest alone on the Na tional Debt for many decades to come. The bill will be reported to the Senate next week. Won't you im mediately write or telegraph both your U. S. senators and your Con gressman, asking them to insist thai the Revenue bill levy a tax upon inheritance and transfers of prop erty, which will yield at least $'.', --000,000,000 a year, and retain the highest rates of tax levied on in come and Excess Profits Tax at least until the whole cost of the war has been paid. This will save the average American family at least $100.00 a year for a long time to come. Packers Are Up to Their Old Tricks The big packers concentrated in petting the Haugen bill through Congress and signed, because they COLLAPSE OF RAILROADS DUE IN THIRTY DAYS "LABOR' PREDICTS Washington, Sept. 24.—-A crisis which will develop into the break down of railroads, necessitating their immediate return to govern ment control, is due within thirty days. This prediction will be made in Labor, the official organ of the railroad unions, in its next issue, it was learned today. The prediction is the view of rail way labor official!, significant in view of information from author itative sources that the railroad union executives are delaying plans for a general strike in anticipation of just such a situation. Strategic Time Awaited They look to a collapse of the railroads to win public support for the railroad workers in their de mands for government ownership and democratic control. It was pointed out tonight that the work ers would then be in a strategic position to deliver an ultimatum which would give the government choice between two alternatives— 0 general strike or the taking over of the loads. "They will then be in a position to base their fight solely on the ground of public service," said a prominent labor official. "Anxiety to prevent inconvenience to the public has delayed a strike as much as anything else. When the col- SCRAPPING OF LABOR DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDED BY HARDING ADVISER The United States Department of Labor is to be "scrapped and its functions taken over by a newly created Department of Welfare and the Department of Commerce. This action is to be recommended, to Con gress by Walter J. Brown, the President's personal representative on the commission created some months ago to reorganize the exe cutive departments of the govern ment. Mr. Brown is chairman id' this commission. This information is given out by the Washington Post, recognized as the administration's organ at the National Capital, in an article which appeared on the first page of the issue, Tuesday, September 20, which says the report of the com mission is virtually completed and will be handed to the President for transmission to Congress in a lew days. A hard fight will be made to defeat such a proposition to abolish the department when it comes before Congress in the shape of a bill. Some weeks ago LABOR pointed out that President Harding was anxious to eliminate what he termed "class departments" from the government, meaning the Agri cultural as well as the Labor De partment. However, the farmers' bloc in the Senate has proven a formidable obstacle to the plan to knew it would not hurt them at all. They have taken another step to increase their monoply in the food supply of the country. They have had a conference with the Attor itey-General and seek to have the decree, entered by the court over i year and a half ago between the hen Attorney-General Palmer and he packers, altered so as to leave he packers free to go into the gro cery and other unrelated businesses, in which they were rapidly work ing up a monoply. Your executive secretary is working on this mat ter, and will try to see that no alteration of this decree is made which would further the efforts of the packers to extend this monoply in any line of business. Miners' Tent Colony Viewed by Senators Williamson, W. Va., Sept. 24.— Members of the Senate Committee on education and labor visited the Lick Creek tent colony where strik ing miners and their families have been housed for several months. George Echols, a negro preach er, 75 years old, showed the ragged gaps in his tent that has been put there, he said, by "state constab ulary or mine guards." The old colored man exhibited a month-old baby born in the tent with only the earth as flooring. Wide slashes and bullet holes in other tents were pointed to as evidence of some of the colony*s hardships and dangers. The milters said that their al leged high wages were taken from them because of charges for tools, dynamite ami other expenses. The witnesses also complained that many men from the colony hail been put in jail and not told of the charges against them. The story of Alex Breedlove, who was shot to death last June near the camp, when a 13-year-old boy. alone with hini in a thicket, begged that he bo not deserted, was told in detail by half a dozen witnesses. The miners said that after Breed' love was captured he was given one minute to pray and fell dead with a prayer on his lips. The senators were presented a memorial from 'ocal counsel of the United Mine Workers, setting forth their side of the case together with a series of charges against the OOal owners. Keep away from the Puyallup fair. The work done there this year was done by scab labor. Chicago, Sept. 24.—The United States Labor Board has ruled that a railroad can not discharge an employ*- because he joins a laboi union and has ordered the Butler County railroad, a 41-mile line in southern Missouri, to reinstate two employes and pay them for time lost. Smoke OLYMPIC CLUB 10c cigar. PUBLISHED IN THE INTEREST OF ORGANIZED LABOR lapse of the railroads comes, the men will give warning they will refuse to work until the railroads are made fit for public service." Glenn Plumb, father of the Plumb Plan of railroad control, and coun sel of the railroad unions, declared tonight that a railroad collapse is "inevitable." In about thirty days begins the rush season for moving winter coal and then, according to Plumb and Labor, will begin the final breakdown of the roads. Prediction Is Corroborated The National Coal Association supports Plumb's statement that the railroads will not be able to move enough coal to supply the public's demand because of lack of cars, and one of the most critical situations in the history of the na tion will arise with the prospect id' a coal famine in several sections of the country. "Nothing can save the railroads now," said Plumb. "With all the cars available used for moving coal, there will not be enough to sup ply the normal demand. "Waste and neglect on the part of the management are responsible. Millions have been paid out to stockholders for speculative pur poses. Those same millions spent in improvements could have been used in purchasing cars to haul coal." I kill the Agricultural Department, and it is not to be recommended for the slag dump. The Welfare Department is the pet scheme of Brigadier General Sawyer, physician to the President, who expects to be appointed as its chief with a seat in the Cabinet. So Mr. Brown "takes the view that labor problems are subjects having to do with public welfare," accord ing to the inspired article which ap pears in the Post. The statistical bureau of the Labor Department is to be given over to Secretary Hoover and the Department of Com merce, if the scheme goes through. Other radical changes in our form of government administration recommended by Mr. Brown, who j comes from Ohio, are consolidation iof the War and Navy Departments under one head, to be known as the Department of National Defense, and transfer of prohibition enforce ment from the Treasury Department to the Department of Justice, pre | sided over by Harry M. Daugh erty, also of Ohio. Detailed plans for these and other changes have been drawn and charted by Mr. Brown. They will be laid before the cabinet, prob ably next week, by hte President, I anil when agreed to there will be j sent to the House and Senate in ' the form of a bill. STINGY MILLS LOSE CITY FIRE PROTECTION Tuesday evening's Herald printed the following interesting item: Fire protection will no longer be allowed the district north of the Fourteenth street line, >t was voted by city council this morning after the report of the City Engineer had been read, showing 70.32 per cent protest against the Improvement of Norton avenue extension from a point thirteen feet north of the line of Fourteenth street to a point 80 feet north of the Tenth street line. Resolution of intention to make the improvements to the trestle street in question, declared neces sary by the City Engineer and Com missioner of Public Works was passed by the Council, September Mill owners and railroad au thorities protest the improvement, stating they will fail to derive ben efit from the expenditure thus in curred. It was unanimously agreed by the commissioners that the lives of the firemen should not be placed In jeopardy by attempting to cross an unsafe trestle with the heavy fire equipment. Possible danger to the city, should the engine fall through , the planking, becoming useless in case of a second alarm, was also Pointed out. Fire Chief AI Taro Was notified at noon that the fire department henceforth would not be required or allowed to cross the ninth line of Fourteenth street. Although the place may still be safe tor regular automobile traffic it is positively unsafe for the much heavier fire equipment, the city au thorities declared, Holes already exist in the decking, anil part of the piling has rotted away, it is ex plained. Wednesday the Commission held up the order for 30 days in order that those wishing repairs may in duce those opposed to "come thru." The wage dispute between the cotton workers and employers in Manchester. England, has been set tled, the operatives having accepted the terms of the employers. A wage reduction of 11.7 per cent for workers on New York state railways in Rochester, Syracuse and Utica has been announced by the arbitration board. If oar Israel Zangwill: "'To safe guard peace, we must prepare for war.' I know that maxim, it was forged in hell." Smoke BLUE RIBBON 6c Cigar. Number 22.