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(Hit? IGaimr immtal Entered at the Postoffice in Everett, Wash., as second-class matter. Office, Labor Temple Phone Main 115 Subscription, $1.00 per year in advance. Advertising rates on application. MRS. M. R. STAUFFER-. Advertising Manager HENRY ABENDS, Editor Hoard of Control, Publisher, Meets second Sunday of each month at 11 a. m. in Labor Temple. J. A. BECK, President Tailors FRED K. OVERMAN, Vice-President Printers J. B. MONCUR, Secretary _ Plumbers OSCAR F. WEFFERLING, Treasurer. Molders .!. B. MONCUR . I'resiilent W. J. FORTSON .......Vice-President O. F. WEFFKRLING .._ „ Secretary EDITORIAL POLIC V OF LABOR PAPER AND LABOR OFFICIALS Looking over a large number of labor papers from differ ent parts of the country, one will find that the policy of dif ferent papers is either radical or conservative, to be more clear the editorial policy. As a rule this view one way or the other is the personal view of the editor. The same thing can be said of so-called labor leaders. Con sidering that labor leaders or better worded, elected labor of ficials, are the servants of the rank and file, as are editors of iabor papers, it can be easily understood that as soon as they were installed in their offices and become servants of their brother unionist they should work for the interest of the whole and set aside or reserve their personal opinions. Any labor paper should give an impartial view of the labor situation if it is printed for the benefit of the whole of or ganized labor. And any labor official should be impartial both in speech or writing. Labor whether advanced in view or a little backward is working for one purpose, namely, to better their conditions and fight the common enemy. Conservative labor, fighting progressive labor or other wise, brings nothing but hatred among the rank and file and stops progress. This is just the thing our enemies want. Ex treme conservatives and extreme radicals do not accomplish anything and are a menace to any movement. This is espec ially the case if they are officials. While npinfons have to be tolerated among the rank and file, as free speech is one of the main principles we stand for. It is therefore possible that extreme articles from both sides of the sections of organized labor can be printed in a labor paper, which policy will keep everybody satisfied and give both sides a chance to educate the other. Labor officials should not air their personal opinion, but should be impartial all the time and this rule applies to editors of labor papers. Continuing the subject of policy of labor papers and labor officials the readers of the Journal have found in this paper two different opinions about the Bouck question of which every one who reads newspapers or labor papers knows all about. This question being not a directly organized labor question but more in the general progressive movement line, is a good subject to be discussed in a labor paper as the labor movement is a progressive movement. One discussion of the Bouck affair and in favor of Bouck, was from the Farmers' National Council, the other from the State Federation of Labor, printed in the journal under "Fed eration News." The state federation news is written by Broth er Short and as Brother Short is a labor official and as so a servant of the rank and file, he should have reserved his opin ion of the Bouck affair rather than declared himself as he did in the federation news. While the Tacoma Labor Advocate congratulates Mr. Bouck on his fearless stand in the progres sive movement.. Any question whether directly affecting the labor move ment or the general progressive movement should be discussed in the labor papers and should be discussed by the labor officials, but it should be left to the rank and file to form an opinion. The rank and file don't care for the personal opinion of any labor official or editor. In order to make discussions of dif ferent questions educational they should be impartial. This does not mean that a labor official should be "on top of the 95 Dresses of Distinction ONLY $39,75 NOW! Ordinarily Much Higher Priced 2918 PU A EEEE'C I 2918 Colby tflArrCfi 0 Colby SAVE $10.00 UPSTAIRS Suits and Overcoats for Men, Young Men- The newest styles always. Label Shoes, Label Hats, Label Shirts Label Overalls, etc. — at Prices Right Brodeck-Field Co. SAVE $10.00 UPSTAIRS Officers Central Labor Council Pu««* Tram fence," by no means; but he should at all times remember that he is the servant of all organized UkbOT and not part of it. It is a hard road to travel but the only one. The Third Eastern Conference of eastern locals of Teachers' meetings in Washington, D. C, last March, recorded their faith in different principles, among others is this one: "As an in fluence among children there should be in school buildings as janitors, superintendents and matron, only men and women of high moral standards and deportment. To attain these, salaries above the present standard should be worked for by the teach ers' union. Few of the janitors in Everett get salaries sufficient to live on. In one of the schools a janitor was hired for $35.00 a month, for this amount of money he had to keep the basement of the school clean. This meant four classrooms, the halls and corri dors and both toilets. Anyone having been in one of the school houses can imagine how much work this man had to do for the small pay. No wonder the toilets are not kept sanitary. This $35.00 salary was paid for this job some time ago, what the present salary for this particular job is we cannot say, but it is not much more. A teachers' union in Everett will make a janitors' union also. A union woman of Everett went to one of the larger stores and was looking for a boy's coat. The clerk waiting on her was not a union member. She looked for the union label in the coat but could not find it. Asking the clerk if he had any coats with the union label in it he told her that the coat was union made. He also told her, after she had convinced him that all union made goods carried the label, that only inferior goods carried the label. Then she found that he did not have any button and was not a union clerk. Clerks are free to belong to the union or not. And union men are free to buy from union clerks only. And buy only union made goods. But clerks are not free to make misstatements as this one did. They can sell their goods union made or not, but cannot sell an article for union made if it is not. And they are not supposed to tell any lies to the public like the one this clerk told to the lady that only inferior goods are union made. This is simply a warning to these clerks who use these un fair methods to sell. If anything like this happens again we will notify his employer and notify the proper authorities. THE SLAVERY OF THE MIND A man's mind is enslaved so long as he is content with a mere increase in wages under a precarious wage system. A man's mind is enslaved until he rises in his manhood's might to overturn the entire system by which one man can live upon the toil of other men. The workers must come to see that the man who does not work is deserving of neither admiration nor respect. The world is getting its eyes too wide open to much longer support the loafer and the tramp; whether he loafs in a barroom or in a fashionable club; whether he tramps the rail road ties or the veranda of a fashionable hotel. The working class must quit its bringing supplication for a few cents more a day; it must stand erect and demand the entire product of its labor; it must refuse to support a single normal man in idleness. —Franklin H. Wentworth. t • — —— (Biography of Everett Unionists During Their Lives) Fred is another pioneer of the labor movement and of the state of Washington. He was born in Benton coun ty, Oregon, in 1871, and has resided in this state since 1873. He joined the Typographical union in Tacoma in 1896 and has been a member in good standing since.. He has resided in Everett since 1902 and has been a con spicuous figure in the local labor movement. His activities in the labor movement are too numer ous to mention as they would fill a column. The high spots are: Overman was elected by labor to the state legisla ture in 1913 and after that served three sessions as clerk in the legislature, gaining much knowledge in the way labor has been cheated out of its just rights. At present he is a delegate to the Central Labor Council from the Typos, member of the board of control of the Labor Journal and president of the Everett Trades Building Association. THE SCAB Dr. W. S. Raingford relates some of his experiences in endeavoring to hearten and uplift the driftwood of the industrial stream, the fallen and the discouraged men. He has found that there is a connection between the scab and the bum, the first fre quently being the cause and the other the result. Scabbing and strike-breaking de- THE LABOR J0 \ KN Al. Fred K. Overman stroy the man's moral fiber. He realizes that the wages received for his degrading work are paid to him for his treachery, and that he re ceives no respect from these whb use him as a mercenary to fight against his fellowmen. His habits of life and the guilty knowledge which haunts him destroys his self respect, and kills all worthy ambi tion: "I don't mean to say," writes Dr. Have Music in the Home --"Join Victrola —before this Offer expires. —Select your Talking Machine now — TOMORROW! —The exceptionally LOW Terms will make it exceedingly easy for you to take advantage— Pay $1.00 Down —and we place Your Name on it and store it in our Store until you order it delivered in December. 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This may be an unpleasant doctrine, but it is only the truth, and both scab and labor unionist know and admit it. The scab has set himself against the rec ognized armies of his class and has become a traitor to hjs cause. I am not saying that that cause as advo- 43 Distinct Departments United Under One Roof! "The Best Place to Shop—After All!" for Christmas! Club" HOSIERY Boys' Heavy Stockings —black cotton 29c Misses' Fine Rib Hose —black or brown 29c Infants' Lisle Hose —black or white 29c cated is necessarily good and just; whether it be either or neither does not make an difference. He has been forced to ohey the crudest of all instincts—that of self-preserva tion—and to do this he has sinned against a higher, later, more com plex, more advanced social instinct. * * * To fill his belly he has be trayed his cause, and to betray it is to sin the unforgivable sin." 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