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Check Tent-Smashing Judge;
Coal Owners' Aid Is Rebuffed
Last week's primary elections in Seattle and Tacoma gave the open
shop and reactionary elements the worst trouncing they have received
at the hands of the people in many years. At Seattle, the open shop
lague candidate was nosed out in the primaris and two outstanding pro
gressives nominated for the office of mayor. They are Dan Landon, former
progressive state senator and consistent friend of labor, and Dr. Edwin
J. Brown, whose progressive record is well known to everyone in the state.
The open shop crowd had three candidates for the city council, but
only two of them succeeded in being nominated. Such a consistent fight
will be made between now and May 2nd against these two candidates
as to insure their overwhelming defeat. Two women were nominated for
the council, both of whom are practically assuied of elction; one, Mrs.
Henry Landes, practically secured a majority of all votes cast in the pri
mary election and her election to the council is a foregone conclusion. Her
heavy primary vote is also expected to carry into office with her the other
woman nominated.
At Tacoma, old man Fawcett, a former mayor of the city, an out
standing progressive and friend of balor, was given a clear majority of
all votes cast in the primary for that office and declared elected, while
11. Roy Harrison, former vice-president of the State Federation of Labor
and an active member of the cooks and waiters union" headed the ticket
at the primaries for city commissioner by such a large lead as to insure
his election in the finals.
In both cities it was a clean-cut victory for the progressives and a
complete repudiation of the reactionary open shop anti-labor elements
and presages a similar result throughout the entire state in the coming
fall elections. I paves the way for a good clean outstanding progressive
to defeat Poindexter and a return to progressivism in the state legis
lature. Labor played no small part in bringing about this victory but
was only exercising for the main event this fall.
That the voters generally ar anxious to support labor's initiative
measures was amply demonstrated at the Seattle primary election. A
call was made for volunteer workers to circulate the petitions at the voting
precincts, but only some 35 volunteers responded for duty, although
the report of every volunteer workers and the results obtained showed
that at least nine out of every ten of the voters were willing and anxious
to sign all the petitions. One volunteer worker alone obtained 250 signa
A meeting of the business agents of every local union in Seattle is
being held this week and every local union in the city is being asked to
furnish not less than five volunteer workers from each union to cover
every voting precinct on May 2nd at the final city elections.
Filled in petitions are coming in every day # to Secretary Call's office
now from practically all of the unions at Seattle. At Spokane some sixty
tables were on the streets last Saturday where the general public of
that city was given full opportunity to sign all of the initiative measures.
Reports received at headquarters indicate that Spokane is leading the
state in active work on behalf of the campaign. The Engineers local
alone at Spokane has reported 1000 signatures. This is the highest pro
portionate record ever established in any initiative campaign in our state
and will be hard to equal, and should furnish a splendid example to every
other local union in the state, and if half of this result could be obtained
from half of the unions of the state capable of doing it, our initiative
measures would be assured a place on the ballot and adoption at the fall
election. Most of the other communities of the state are actively at work,
except Tacoma where there seems to be little progress being made. The
editor of the Tacoma Labor Advocate is viciously assailing the officers of
the Federation and the conduct of labor's initiative campaign, but despite
this it is confidently expected that Tacoma's quota of signatures will be
chained. A very enthusiastic meeting was held last Friday night at South
Tacoma where the railroad workers formed an organization to cover their
end of the city and where 100 per cent results were promised.
A resolution pro paved by the agents of the Farmer-Labor party at
Seattle was rushed through the Seattle Central Labor Council last Wed
nesday night without referring the same to the legislative committee and
without attemping to ascertain the desires of the local unions and the
rank and file membership on the question, pledging the support of the
Seattle Central Labor Council to the Farmer-Labor party and opposing
the letter sent out by the executive council of Ihe State Federation of
Labor asking that local action be deferred and this important question
stilled democratically at the State Federation convention by the rank
and file representatives from ev<t> section of the state.
The resolution also instruc .ed the secretary to petition all labor and
producers organizations in the E.tate to join with them in endorsing the
Farmer-Labor party. The resolution, together with a letter from James
A. Duncan, has already been sent out.
This action was taken by the council without referring the matter to
the legislative committee and without giving the question the considera
tion it deserved. The matter was hastily referred to the resolutions com
mittee, despite the fact thut only a minority of the members of that
important committee was in attendance, with instructions to report back
almost immediately, and the whole program hurried through despite the
fact that the Building Trades Council, the Teamsters Uriion, the Boiler
makers Union, the Electrical Workers Local No. 4(1, the Cooks and Waiters
Union, the Waitresses Union, and many more of the large important local
unions of the city that had met since he letter of the State Federation of
Labor had been sent out had endorsed the policy therein set forth.
Since the action above referred to has been taken by the Central Labor
Council the Building Trades Council has again met and reaffirmed its
endorsement of the policy outlined by the executive council of the Federa
tion and has adopted a strong resolution petitioning the Central Labor
Council to reconsider its action taken on the matter referred to and is
being supported in this connection by many of the large important unions
of the city. The Office Employes Union, with a handful of members
present, is the only local union in the city that has endorsed the action of
the Central Labor body, and many of the workers of Seattle are now
laughingly recalling the famous call also issued by James A. Duncan for
a general strike on behalf of Tom Mooney when the Lady Barbers were
the only ones to respond.
The State Federation of Labor has again issued a circular letter to
its affiliated unions asking the locals to ignore the resolution and com
munication sent out by Secretary Duncan of the Seattle Central Labor
Council and again asking that all local action be deferred until the State
Federation of Labor convention meets in July and when an opportunity
can be given for a full expression and the desires of the rank and file
can be had from every section of the state, and a program there formu
lated that will bring about complete unity in our ranks and also make
possible co-operation with the railroad workers and farmers, without whose
support success is doubtful.
A monster celebration is being planned by the Socialist party and
associated organizations for May Ist at Seattle. Handbills and posters
posted around Seattle announce that John C. Kennedy, executive secretary
lEabor Journal
A resolution received from the Seattle Central Labor Council, copy of
which is printed following the council notes, was discussed, also a letter
from President Short of the State Federation giving the Federation view on
the action of the Seattle Council and further a letter from the Seattle Coun
cil in answer to President Shorts' letter. The two letters will be printed in
next week's Journal.
If any one has any articles to offer for the bazar to be held in Seattle
tor the benefit of the striking miners the committee on miners' relief will
be glad to receive such articles at the Labor Temple every day. Ask for
Carl Leonard.
The committee working in conjunction with a Building Trades Council
Committee could make no final report. The name of the Everett Fruit
Products Company was taken off the "We Don't Patronize List."
Whereas: Under date of April 14, 1922, President William Short of
the State Federation of Labor, addressed a letter to all affiliated unions
"requesting that they defer all action on political policy until the State
Federation Convention meets at Bremerton in July, and has opportunity to
work out a constructive policy that will bring into harmonious co-operation
in the fall elections the wage workers and producers of the state,"; and
Whereas: Such a policy is impossible of being worked out unless based
tpon the will and desires of the rank and file, which will and desires can
only be ascertained through a thorough discussion and a definite expression
from the various groups whose co-operation is indispensable to success; and
Whereas: The producers of this state, by their expresion through the
Farmer-Labor Party in November, 1920, placed themcelves so unmistakably
on record for independent political action by the producers as to give it
second place among the political parties in the State of Washington; and
Whereas: It is a most significant fact that where the workers com
mand the greatest respect as a political factor and have made the greatest
progress politically, these results have invariably been obtained through
independent political action on the part of the producers in the interest of
the producers; and
Whereas: It is essential that, in order to intelligently and properly
represent their constituents in a democratic body, delegates must be ap
prised of the sentiment of those constituents upon important questions; now,
therefore be it
Resolved: By the Central Labor Council of Seattle and vicinity, in or
der that the delegates from this body and others interested may know the
stand of this council upon this important question, we re-affirm our oft
announced position as being strongly opposed to participation in the prim
aries of the Republican and Democratic parties with their anti-labor plat
forms, upon which no true representative of the producers can consistent
ly stand, and urge the producers throughout the state to solidly unite their
forces in an independent political party, which course, w e are confident,
presents the only practicable, if not possible, basis upon which the pro
ducers can be successfully united, and which we are strongly convinced will
bring the best as well as lasting results for the producers; and, further be it
Resolved: That these resolutions be published in full in the Union
Record and copies sent to all producers' organizations in the state with a
respectful request for careful and thoughtful consideration.
of the Farmer-Labor party and Emil Herman, of the Socialist party, will
be the principal speakers. A slight error occurred in the original hand
bills, which had listed Mr. Kennedy as speaking for the Socialist-Labor
party, but a correction has since been made by pencil on the handbills.
Had the State Federation of Labor made the charge that the Farmer-Labor
party had become a subsidiary adjunct to the Socialist party it might have
been charged with misrepresenting the real facts in the case. However, the
handbills above referred to relieve us of this necessity of stating this
obvious fact.
Word was received last week from Chicago that Jay G. Brown, national
secretary of the Farmer-Labor party, was planning to visit the state soon
to try and arouse lagging interest in the state organization here.
Down in California lived a certain
old Indian, with a dragging step,
who wore a No. 5 shoe, and he was
very wise. His name was Owl. He
was out of work, too. This did not
worry him much. But he needed a
little money for a gambling stake,
which caused him to scratch his head
and reason thus: "Uncle Sam has
plenty of money. He spent it for
fire fighters. Why not start little
blaze, then be on hand to put it
The wise old Owl's little blaze was
a great success from the standpoint
A record representation of local unions and a large number of dele
gates resulted in a spirited meeting last Wednesday night, April 2('>.
Secretary Frank Morrison of the A. F. of L. sent in a review of the
official year ending April 30, 1922.
The present membership of the A. F. of L., notwithstanding a reduc
tion, is far above the normal growth of the Federation.
As delegates to the Unity grange were elected W. J. Fortson, William
Carroll and C. H. Packard.
The organization committee reported that organizing the milk con
densaries was progressing.
of providing work. Fanned by a stiff
breeze, it raced up the mountain side
and was only extinguished by the
efforts of several hundred men. It
not only burned the standing timber,
but destroyed all the little trees
which would have made a second
crop. It blackened the mountain
slope for miles around, destroyed its
value for water protection and re
creation purposes, and cost the i>oo
ple of the United States many thou
sands of dollars. But the wise old
Indian with the dragging step pock
eted his share of the payroll, and
when nothing further happened he
left off worrying about being found
But a sharp-eyed forest ranger on
the alert for "firebugs." was puzzled
by the tracks left by a No. 5 thoe,
propelled by a dragging step. It
had zigzagged übout in a most sus-
picious manner with no apparent des
tination. It took a whole year to
work up the case, but when con
fronted with the facts, Mr. Owl
"blew up" and confessed his little
scheme to provide himself with a
gambling stake.
The ludge said: "Five hundred dol
lars fine." "I u'tioss that is pretty
high," murmured tin' wise (?) old
Owl. 'Ah." replied the judge, 'but
I have the last guess."
The International Union of United
Brewery, Flour, Cereal, and Soft
Drink Workers of America has an
nounced that flour hearing the union
label can be obtained from the fol
lowing flour mills. When buying
flour see that it is the product of
one of these companies and thus
boost the union label: Richland Mill
ing Co., Belleville, 111.; White Dove
Flour Mill, New Athens, 111.; Chas.
Tiedeman Milling Co., O'Fallon, 111.;
Boonville Milling Co.. Boonville, 111.;
The Steger Milling Company. Bon
ham. Tex.; The Ladonia Milling
Company. Ladonia, Tex.; W. P.
Setzler Mill & Gin. Wolfe City,
Crosse, Wis.; Gustavus Milling Co.,
Tex.; City Mills Company, La
Oshkosh, Wis.; H, P. Schmidt Mill
ing Co., Oshkosh, Wis.; Grand
Rapids Milling Co., Wisconsin Rap
ids. Wis.
Smoke Olympia St. Rigis, 10c, o
for 25c. adv.
I. H. Turner, 1101 Hewitt.
Barnhart Shop. Monroe.
L Starku, Emil Mitersbuch, Phillips.
Manning's Cofttec House on Hewitt betweefc
Colby and Wetmore.
Montgomery'! Ice Cream Parlor, Mii Col
by avenue. „
Quality Hake Shop, Ernest Crull, prop.,
1812 Hewitt.
Libby. McNeil & Libby, Packers and Can
Carnation. Aster. Mt. Vernon and Wash
ington Brands.
Yukima City Creamery.
R. IloKstade, mgr. Columbia College.
Columbia College.
Reed and Willard and building 23rd itrect
and Maple.
Christ Kruppler & Sons und the Standard
Oil Bid**., at corner of Pacific and Virginia.
Emil Larson. Carpenter.
F. R. Hare, electrical contractor; John
San Juan Fish Co., Seattle.
Butlers, Tire Star,
A. C. Snidev. the Rural Butcher. in Mid
way Market.
Star Meat Market, l»th and Wetmore.
Wm. Ptanback.
Joe Wallcm ami his house at the corner
of 3026 Lombard.
Independent, Statulard, Union, Paris and
X rU tfers.
Rainwater & Son, Paintora.
A. J. Jonw, Sinn Painter.
The Puy al lup Fair.
O. W. Ward, Cement Worker.
M. Anderson.
Mr. Burdfll and his house, 2611 Maple
F. S. La as Manufacturing Co., of Seattl".
Union Oil Service Station, Cor. Bucket
and Pacific.
Mr. Hums and building at 41st and Ruck
er avenue.
«. N. OaV Furniture Store. 2003 Hewitt
Snioke Olympia Capitol, 10c straight
to Organized Labor
Manning's Coffee
1012 Hewitt
Quality Bake Shop
1212 Hewitt
2822 Colby Aye.
Cooks & Wallers' I nion.
No. 451.
McClintic Besmirches Judiciary By Order To
Drive Striking Miners and Families From
Their Tented Homes
RICHMOND, Va.. April 22.—Federal Judge McClintic's
injunction to smash the Mingo tent colony has been ordered
held up by Hon. Martin A. Knapp. judge of the federal court of
appeals, fourth circuit.
Judge Knapp's decision stays this order until it can be
heard by the court of appeals. McClintic is also ordered to scrap
his injunction machine until the court of appeals reviews his
Several years ago this federal court of appeals set aside
the notorious "yellow dog" decision by Federal Judge Dayton,
since deceased. This decision legalized the individual contract
whereby each worker accepting employment agreed not to join a
trade union. The reasoning of the court of appeals was rejected
by the United States supreme court, which upheld the "yellow
CHARLESTON, W. Va., April 22.—1n holding up Federal
Judge McClintic's injunction to destroy the Mingo tent colony
and stop union organizing, the federal court of appeals at Rich
mond has temporarily clipped the wings of a judge who is
openly charged with receiving his present position as a reward
for subserviency to coal owners while he was a member of the
West Virginia state senate.
McClintic is recognized as the author of the West Virginia
jury law which permits the prosecution to take a man charged
with crime out of his own county into another county for trial.
Under this law, which is now in effect, the trial of a strik
ing miner can be transferred to a county like Logan, which is
under the complete domination of Baldwin?Feltz gunmen.
When McClintic was appointed last year the A. F. of L. made
strong objection because of his bias in favor of coal owners.
The latest exhibition of this bias was shown by his issuance of
an injunction that would oust hundreds of miners and their
families from the only homes they have and which are located
on land leased by the union.
The trade unionists made no progress in blocking McClin
tic's indorsement by the senate because he was supported by
the two West Virginia senators—Messrs. Sutherland and Elkins.
Re-elected all their former officers
unanimously. Miss Bertha Knight, a
members of the local union, left yes
terday morning for the home in Colo
rado Springs.
Report that after the publicity
given to the scab cigar called the
"Pacific Highway" in the Labor Jour
nal the agents are not able to sell
any to owners of Everett cigar coun
ters. Remember the "Pacific High
way" cigar is one hundred per cent
scab. Let us keep it out of Everett.
Street Carmen
Voted to contribute their share to
the legislative campaign fund, at 30
cents per member.
Have good meetings and expect
their International President in Ev
erett next Saturday night, April 29.
Received a communication from the
Railwaymen's Political Club. A res
olution to exempt their international
officers from any responsibility for
strikes in localities is at the pret
erit time voted on.
Are working to organize the
smaller towns in this jurisdiction
100 per cent. Three men in Stan
wood have declared themselves to he
come members; others from Snoho
mish, Arlington and other places will
be worked.
Are still working at a new wage
scale agreement, but can not yet
agTee with their employers.
Cooks and Waiters
Are doing good work in organizing
outside Snohomish county towns.
Have several members and houses
signed up in Monroe. Snohomish. In
dex and Arlington.
Sheet Metal Workers
Are opposed to any move by the
Building Trades granting permission
to union mechanics to work for any
man or on any building on the "We
don't patronize list."
Paid their full share towards the
legislative campaign fund and sent
it direct to state headquarters. They
went on record against the tele
Laundry Workers
Changed their meeting night to the
last Thursday in the month. Mom-
I hers will please take notice.
Resolution of
Whereas, it has pleased the Al
mighty to take away from our midst
our late brother member Harry E.
Hart of Arlington, and
Whereas, his death is a great be
reavement to his wife and children
and to his many friends, therefore
be it
Resolved that we as members of
local union No. 339 of the Brother
hood of Painters. Decorators and
Paperhangers of America extend
our heartfelt sympathy to the be
reaved widow and children and be it
Resolved, that a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the bereaved
family, a copy be printed in the
Labor Journal and a copy be spread
upon the minutes of this union.
Resolution of
Whereas, it has pleased the Al
mighty to take away our late
brother F. E. Merryfield and
Whereas, his death is a great be
reavement to his wife and other
relatives therefore be it
Resolved, that the members of the
local union No. 339 of Painters,
Decorator! and Paperhangers of
America extend their hearfelt sym
pathy to the bereaved family and be
it further
Resolved, that a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the bereaved
widow, a copy be published in the
Labor Journal and a copy be spread
upon the minutes of the local union.
Bids wanted on printing the week
ly issue of the Labor Journal.
Bids will be opened May 14, 1922.
Successful Unions
Say, fellow unionists, is your
union as successful as it should be?
If not, why not? Are you doing your
beat? Are you even doing half of
your best? Are you trying at all?
Or are you dead-beating your pas
sage on the good ship Organization?
Perhaps you are one of those great
hindrances to the success of the labor
movement, the fellow that not only
won't help make a success but knocks
the one that is trying to do gome
thing. In nearly every union we
have three classes: The worker,
the slacker and the stumbling block.
Now, labor has a tremendous large
army. It could easily be the ruling
power. You know it. Everybody
knows it; but is either too lazy, or
too indifferent, or too obstinate, or
short-sighted, or something else. Now
supposing you and I. all of us. re
solve that we will be honest-to
goodness union men and women all
of the year, and do our level bent
to make our unions the success they
can and should be? Attend our meet
ings, and talk and practice unionism,
union label, shop card and button all
of the time as well as in the meet
Smoke BLUE RIBBON 6< Cigar.
NO. 52
Bids Wanted

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