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The labor journal. (Everett, Wash.) 1909-1976, December 22, 1922, Image 1

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The Washington Glove Co., which corporation is contemplating to
move their factory from Snohomish, were it has been located for a num
ber of years, to Everett in the near future, was represented at the Coun
cil meeting by its president, Mr. J. E. Wells, accompanied by his attorney
and two other gentlemen connected with the business.
Mr. Wells stated that his corporation is incorporated for $20,000 of
which $<),800 is taken up. We are trying, he says, to sell about $5,000
worth of stock in Everett and before any move is made by labor to help
us we want the Central Council to investigate our business and look over
our present plant at Snohomish thoroughly.
Our factory has been located in Snohomish for the last 18 years, but
we think Everett to be a more central point and plan to enlarge our
business. At present we have $2,000 worth of unfilled orders piled up
and cannot meet the demand.
We have been and are now 100 per cent union. All our goods carry
the union label.
The Council appointed W. J. Fortson, F. C. Anderson and Mike Grant
to investigate the glove works and report next week.
In order to stop propaganda spread by n certain element in the East
that conditions on the Coast and in particular the state of Washington are
booming, with the object to overflow the labor market, the Council Sec
retary was instructed to request the President of the Washington State
Federation of Labor to take some action to check this misleading propa
ganda and inform labor in the East that we have more men here than
we can take care of.
The Molders' Union sent in credentials for Ilenry Lyons to represent
their organization at the Council meeting December 20.
A committee was appointed to investigate some rumors about labor
difficulties at the Peoples' Laundry.
A. C. Krause, a carpenter, whose wife is sick in the hospital, is at
tempting to sell his car in order to meet his financial obligations. Several
delegates at the Council meeting showed themselves willing to help this
If the Show Committee can agree we might have in Everett for a
few days the "Bulgers Indoor Circus," to give performances under the
auspices of the Council for the benefit of the strikers.
Next meeting the committee will bring in a final report.
Building Laborers
At the meeting Wednesday night
this union endorsed the new scale of
wages of the carpenters. They also
donated the 10 cents per capita to
wards the painting at the Washing
ton Girls' Home.
Raymond Lyons was elected presi
dent of tht Molders last Tuesday,
and Lee Sandstrum, vice president.
All other officers kept their places.
A good meeting was held and $5
donated to the Mooney Defense
Rumors that the Lang Manufac
turing Co. is working union men is
untrue. ,
The Washington Iron Stove works
has a force of 25 men, 8 of t'-cm
put to work lately, while the Long
Co. har only about half of this num
ber <f men working in their plant
of the same capacity.
The Lange range is going out of
existt i cc slow but sure.
Nominated officers last Tuesday,
December 19. Next week will be
election. The wage scale of the car
penters and building laborers was
endorsed by the painters, and pros
pects are that they will follow suit
A well attended meeting, with
much business transacted, is report
Had nomination and election of
officers at their last meeting. The
names of the new officers will be
announced next week.
A vote taken in this union- showed
that the membership is ready to
stay out on strike for another six
months or longer or forever.
The sentiment is unanimous.
Raised scale to $8.00 to begin
March 1, 1923.
Also endorsed new scale of build
ing laborers.
Thirty counties are now organized
by the Western Progressive Farm
Plans are laid now to have speak
ers in the state in the near future.
Men of national prominence will
be called on. On*, of them is Sen
ator Robert M. LaFollette.
The following resolution was
passed by the Unity Grange:
Resolution on propaganda and
other matters.
Whereas there is a vast amount
of propaganda and solicitation among
farmers by political, co-operative,
financial, charitable and other organ
izations, much of it without excuse
and with no worthy cause or motive,
and we are constantly preyed upon
by the parasite class under the guise
of helping the farmers;
Therefore be is resolved by the
Snohomish unit of Western-Progres
sive Farmers in session this 9th day
of December at Gold Bar that here
after we propose to subscribe for
no cause, nor help any organization,
co-operative, political, financial or
charitable until it has first been
present to, and endorsed by the Sno
homish unit of the Progressive
Farmers nnd if of a state-wide char
acter having first been endorsed by
our state organization;
And be is further resolved that
our secretary be ordered to have a
suitable number of copies of this
resolution printed on cards to fur
nish every member one to have up
in his home, and also copies for the
Presented by the resolution com
Adopted unanimously.
F. J. HAYNES, Pres.
According to latest reports there
will be a radical change in the pol
icy of the Association of Railway
Thomas Dewitt Cuyler was not re
elected as president, in his place the
affairs will be handled by an execu
tive committee. This committee
will not bother with labor matters,
as labor matters will be left in the
hands of the individual roads.
The men out on the Pennsylvania
road are putting up a wonderful
fight. It was so effective that this
railroad company has been instru
mental in securing the assistance
of political leaders in the east.
It is said the Pennsylvania men
are doing more effective work than
their brothers in the West.
A meeting on amalgamation was
held in Chicago December 9 and 10.
Delegates called by the national
committee of the sixteen standard
railroad organizations were in at
Credentials numbering 334 were
received by the same number of
delegates. Most of these delegates
were representing shop crafts; main
tenance of way, and railway clerks,
few of the brotherhoods were rep
A committee of 50 was selected
to carry on the work of amalgama
tion to bring about closer affilia
tion of railroad men throughout the
entire United States, Canada, New
Mexico and the Canal Zone.
Reports from different points on
the Great Northern system show:
storms, trains late, engines leaking,
cold weather, scabs hired and fired
every day, causing much trouble to
their employers.
Bovr standing pat and are de
termined to fight to a finish.
It is said to be easier to keep list
of trains on time thai, of the late
The people of Everett will he af
forded an opportunity of hearing
about the actual situation as it at
present exists in Ireland, when Pe
ter Larkin, brother of Jim Larkin,
speaks in the Knights of Columbus
Hall Friday evening, December 22,
at 8 o'clock.
Peter Larkin has for a number of
years been prominent in the labor
party In Australia. The New South
Wales Labor Party, realizing the
value of such a man, repeatedly
prevailed upon him to accept a seat
in parliament. But the call from
Ireland was too strong to be re
sisted, so he returned to his native
county to rally around the disin
tegrating forces of the Irish cause.
The theme of Peter Larkin's ad
dress will deal mainly with the situ
ation in Ireland and the future.
Eastern audiences have given him
n wonderful reception and owing to
Ihe calls from the west he has had
to refuse many return engagements.
This wlil be the only opportunity
the people of Everett will have to
hear an orator who is even more
eloquent than Jim Larkin.
Accompanying the speaker will be,
Jack Carney, noted editor and lec
turer, who will speak on Ireland In,
By Walter Rauschenbush
O God; we remember with pain and pity the thousands of
our brothers and sisters who setk honest work, and seek in vain.
For, though the unsatisfied wants of men are many, and though
our land is wide and calls for labor, yet these thy sons and
daughters have no place to labor, and are turned away in hu
miliation and despair when they seek it.
0 righteous God, we acknowledge our common guilt for the
disorder of our industry which thrusts even willing' workers into
the degradation of idleness and want, and teaches some to love
the sloth which they once feared and hated.
We remember also with sorrow and compassion the idle rich,
who have vigor of body and mind, and yet produce no useful
Forgive them for loading the burden of their support on the
bent shoulders of the working world. Forgive them for wasting
in refined excess what would feed the pale children of the poor.
Forgive them for taking pride in their worthless lives and
despising those by whose toil they live. Forgive them for ap
peasing their better self by pretended duties and injurious char
We beseech thee to awaken them by the new voice of thy
Spirit that they may look up into the stern eyes of thy Christ and
be smitten with the blessed pangs of repentance. Grant them
strength of soul to rise from their silken shame and give to their
brothers a just return of labor for the bread they eat.
And to our whole nation do thou grant wisdom to create a
world in which none shall be forced to idle in want, and none
shall be able to idle in luxury, but in which all shall know the
health of wholesome work and the sweetness of well-earned rest.
Howdy, Folks?
Tho American press admits that
the French people do not want war,
and do not want to seize German
territory; want only peace, security
and happiness. But the French na
tion, like other republics, is not gov
erned by her people, but by the fi
nancial and manufacturing interests.
And past history will show that Pon
cair, premier of France, delegate
from that nation to the Reparation
Conference, that he for years was
a representative of the great finan
cial interests of France, Including
the manufacturers of ammunition. 1
like to ask how long will the people
waste their lives, their homes, their
happiness in the balance of business
interests? How long will they tol
erate men of the "Tiger" type, ad
vocates of war with all its horrors,
all its sufferings and misery How
long ?
One of England's famous novelists
said at the outbreak of the World
war that life was but a miserable
struggle for a little something to
eat, a little clothes, and a little hap
piness. And stated that the rescue
from this miserable condition was
war. Although 1 agree with the
writer that life is but a miserable
struggle, the relief will never be
found in wars, but in perfect organ
ization of the brotherhood of man.
"Let's work for such!"
The activities of the Klan, or bet
tor known as the X.X.X., calls for
legislation to curb the moves and
deeds of this un-American organiza
tion. And I believe this will bo
logical, sensible and constitutional
attack upon an organization as un
constitutional as their night riding
And then it will be far more sen
sible and effective than the threats
and procedure of a few high offi
No member of organized labor
should incorporate their name to, or
sanction an organization of this
her relation to world affairs. The
meeting will begin promptly at 8
o'clock and will be open to the
I kind, whoso membership list is not
open to public inspection. Secrecy
of membership should be considered
as the prime evidence that the ob
jects of the organization are ille
gitimate or criminal. And masks
should be abolished, or their wearers
licensed like automobiles and dogs.
Robbers wearing masks are put in
jail. Why not Klansmen?
Most of us are much disappointed
to find how little our influence
amounts to when we try to use it.
That's you anil me.
If President Harding can't find
jobs in the government service for
all the Republican "Lame Ducks"
Judge Landis or Will Hays for old
association's sake may take them
on in the big league or the movies.
They ought to l it the old apple at
a good clip. They sure could hit the
j public while in public office. They
ought to make good actors for the
movies; they sure acted while in
office, and when it comes to shed
ding tears they should be able to do
so, without recourse to glycerine.
It is sure a funny world after all.
Buck Private: Corporal, what is
fortification ?
Corporal: Don't you know nothing
a tall T Anybody ought to know dat
two twenty fications makes a forti
Young lady BByi she don't like to
wear heavy tortoise glasses, but she
says she feels so nude without them.
Clemenceau said on his departure
that he will return to America, but
only as a ghost. Say Tiger, you
better stay home, we got enough of
thfim already- Thanks, don't go to
the trouble.
Knapp: What is dust?
Henry: Mud, with the juice squeez
ed out.
Ted: After the first dance with the
young lady said, you would be a
good dancer but for two things.
Young lady, smiling: And they
are ?
Ted: Your feet. And she left him.
Along life's paths that wind and
So many happy folks we find.
And so 1 am strolling along mem
ory's way,
I like to all of you say:
Los Angeles, CaL, Dec.
Coal owners broke an agreement
with their employes and forced
the nation-wide strike last spring.
This statement was made by
Secretary of Labor Davis in a
speech in this city, and is at va
riance with the policy of public
officials who remained silent on
the facts or joined with the coal
owners in misrepresenting coal
miners during the strike.
Now, three months after the
strike has ended. Secretary of La
bor Davis says:
"The government tried in every
way to have the coal operators
keep their agreements with the
.Miners' union.
"There were (jr.,000,000 tons of
coal on hand when the strike was
called. The operators made a cut
in wages ranging from 20 to 40
per cent and posted notices to
that effect.
"The men knew that if they ac
cepted the cut they would not
have any more work, and the em
ployers knew that the men
wouldn't accept the cut, but they
wanted to clear out of the way
(he supply of fuel they had on
"A set of the employers were
determined in their stand and
there was no way for the gov
ernment officials to reach them,
and the only think to do was to
Under tills head will be prlntad weekly tlx
names of unions, datee and places of mevt
insr. names of presidents and socretariea. or
botiiMW agents, with their nous* or phone
numbers, at Mi per month. Toe adYantniH
of this Roster will be rendtly seen. Oorrertione
made as soon as possible after notification.
Address Samuel Gompera, President; or
Frank Morrison, Secretary, A. F. of L, Bldjr.
Washington. D. C.
William M. Short. Brrsldent, Mai'iiard
UliUr.. Seattle, Wash.
Meets every Wednesday night at 8 o'clock,
in Hall 1. Labor Temple. J. O. Sharplesa,
l'resider.t : Carl Leonard. tVetetary.
Hat. hers' Loral No. 81, Everett, meat* every
Ist and 3rd Monday. Q. N. Dalstcad.
pres.. rea. 3123 lloyt, phone Red 114 IS .C.
Dabtead, fin. sec.
llarbers Loral No. 446 -Meets -ud Thwsdaj
in each month. W. 0. MeAlßsUv, T <wi
d.nt. Stokes Bulliilror. Joe Kalsfcm. Sac
rctary-TTt asurer, 1606 Hewitt avenue,
BoilrMiiakers' Cnlan, Shirutt Nxj r>UO-«U>«Oi
Ist and H r<fl Thursday nvhu of each
month, at the Ijibor TentDlr*.
Job. McGhee. Prw-ident* JtVi 4 . n.:..i
Huliner Melnar. Fin. Sec., l»0f> BroaCway
Aye, Phone Blue 1214.
Alt brothers invited to attend.
Electrical Workers. No. rBl, njaata Is Hull
No. L Ijibor Temple, on Monday at » rvrp,
Presid nt, J. F- PeDtnrT. LarVjr Tafcpli;
S, ~. .1 M ittbha, 8119 Oaken. Phone White
Longshoremen Nix 18-8, meets Monday nlchti
at 7:80, at .'S3' Bond Stray*. Pr.Mt.Vtu
K. H. Mills. 170S Baker: Financial Seore
tarv, Walter Woods ; Recording Secretary,
T. Bryan.
Painters. Sex 3M>. meet* every Tuesday at I
p. ni. President, J. A. Ckirlarm, lxrvwlt.
Phone Black 1247: H. Mv»V. Secretary.
1421 Virginia, Phone Blue Wn.
Stage Kmnlovees and Movlna; Picture Oper
ator* Harry Olsen. Preahient, VHJ« Rnrk
er : Wm. Rebeau, Recording Secretary ; Geo
Faiiver, Fin. Sec.-Trvaa., 1507 Wetmore . F.
G. Goldthorpe. Buainosa Airent.
Cooks. Wallers and Waitresses No. 451—
Meets second anil fourth Tuesdays at 8 :80
p. m., hall No. L at I-ahor Temide. Riley
Vnderwood. president, phone Main 880;
Ci.rl Leonard, secretary-treasurer Office
Phone Main 116: rea. Blue IfTt, 24ft>
Oakea avenue.
Holmes' Confectionery for Christ
mas Gift Boxes. adv
Smoke BLUE RIBjiON b* agar.
Frank Morrison, secretary of the
American Federation of Labor, was
a very welcome visitor at Seattle
and Spokane this week. He was ac
companied by W- J. Spencer of the
Building Trades Department of the
American Federation of Labor, and
they had both been visiting Port
land, making preliminary arrange
ments for the next American Fed
eration Labor convention which will
be held in Portland next October.
Brothers Morrison and Spencer
were the guests of Seattle trades
unionists at a big noon-day lunch
eon at Boldfs Third avenue restaur
ant last Saturday, where over one
bundled representatives trades un
ionists were assembled to listen to
brief addresses by the two visitors.
Mr. Morrison spoke at some length
on the labor situation, nationally,
and declared his belief that when
Ihe new congress is assembled that
due to the tremendous victory won
by labor's friends, much progressive
labor legislation can be hoped for.
He pointed out that the non-partisan
policy of the American Federation
of Labor had been thoroughly vin
dicated in the election where the
greatest victory ever won by the
workers had been achieved. He
pointed out very forcibly the fallacy
of any third party movement at this
He also discussed the amalgama
tion of kindred organizations and
pointed out that for the past Jl
years the American Federation of
Labor had been committed to such
a policy, but also pointed out that
the American Federation of Labor
could not force amalgamation but
welcomed it as rapidly as the unions
involved could agree to amalgama
He was given a rousing reception
by his hearers and spent the after
noon in consultation with the print
ing trades unions, of which he is a
member, and in meeting old friends.
He addressed the Newsboys' union
of Seattle, Sunday afternoon, and
left for Spokane on Sunday night,
where he was billed to address an
open meeting of the Spokane Cen
tral Labor Council on Monday night,
before continuing his journey home
to reach Washington before Christ
Mr. Spencer of the Building Trades
Department stayed behind to attend
to building trades matters at Se
attle, but also will leave in time to
reach his home in Washington by
Christmas- Mr. Spencer is one of
the most popular men in the whole
American Federation of Labor and
his visit to Seattle was as heartily
received as that of Secretary Morri
son, and a great deal of good has
been accomplished by the visit of
both distinguished leaders.
A canvass of the industrial cen
ters of the state just completed hy
the president of the State Federa
tion of Labor, shows the workers of
Washington a unit in demanding
that the coming session of the State
legislature give proper consideration
to their needs, which will be pre- i
gen ted through the legislative pro
gram adopted at the last convention
of the State Federation of Labor.
Particular attention is being paid to
the needs of amending the work
men's compensation law to provide
for substantial increases in all
awards and plans are being perfected
for action in this connection.
Mark E. Reed, of Shelton, one of
the leaders of the state legislature
and probably the next speaker of
the house, has already publicly de
clared that the awards should be
amended by providing for at least
a 25 per cent in crease. However,
the federation contends that the
lowest minimum that could be con
sidered by the workers of the Statf
would be a flat 50 per cent increase
in the awards with increases in some
of the awards necessitating a 150
per cent increase. Legislation on
the subject is in the course of prepa
ration and will be presented to the
state legislature and a vigorous
fight made on its behalf. This la
true of the other important legisla
tion provided for in the federation's
legislative program.
The federation head, on his tour
through Eastern Washington, found
the labor movement of Spokane and
vicinity in excellent condition and
plans " being formulated there for
carrying ahead the work of their
movement; while at Walla Walla
and Yakima lack of employment in
these two cities had created a seri- j
ous condition that all were agreed
would be relieved when the spring
opened. Aberdeen and Southwest
Washington were found to be in
good condition with all trades at
Aberdeen practically 100 per cent
organized and moving ripadly ahead.
The general trend of the trades
union movement of the state is for
ward, and a marked increase in the
membership of many unions has
been obtained, and all indications
point to the fact that when spring
opens the labor movement of the
state will be in a reasonably pros
perous condition. The success won
in the state of Washington by the
labor movement in the last election
has had a strong beneficial effect
anil has strengthened labor's stand
ing considerably throughout the
It is expected that the state leg
islature will give the demands ot
labor much more liberal considera
tion than it was possible to obtain '
two years ago. Conferences are
being held with legislative leaden
for the purpose of i resenting to
them labor's legislative needs, and
for the purpose of obtaining their
support for legislation that will be
The response of the trades union
ists of the state to the appeal sent
out by the State Federation of Labor
for funds with which to provide
Christmas cheer for the striking
miners' children has been generous
and a sufficient amount ha< been
obtained with which to amply pro
vide for their need: in the way of
candy, nuts, organc.- and toys. Ap
proximately 2.500 children are in
volved and shipments have been
made by truck to each striking camp
in King and Pierce counties, while
supplies for outlying camps are be
ing sent by rail.
Local committees in each camp
are making the stockings from ma
terial shipped out to them for that
purpose by the state committee. An
alk intent of candy and mixed nuts
has been shipped to each camp in
sufficient quantity to provide a half
pound of each and an orange for
each child, with a sufficient surplus
to insure a plentiful supply for all
their needs. Toys to fit the needs
of all ages of children involved have
also been shipped to each striking
camp. Local committees in charge
at each camp have put the Christ
mas trees, decorations, et cetera, in
shape, and a joyous program is to
be provided.
The trades union movement of tho
state, generally, has responded very
liberally to the appeal, and on be
half of the families of the striking
miners the committee, in charge is
extending sincere thanks to all con
tributors who made possible the
happy Christmas that has now been
provided for in all the striking coal
camps of the state.
Different times the question of
buying a desk for the use of the
Central Labor Council Becretary was
discussed at the council meetings,
till one night when all delegates were
in a liberal mood voted to have the
secretary buy this piece of furni
ture and give him authority to
spend not more than $50.
There was no happier man in Ev
erett than Carl Leonard when this
action was taken, and he has since
that time been continually "looking
about him" to find an article to
suit his taste, and the new office.
Fred Overman, always willing to
help for a good cause, was looking
about, like Carl., and found a desk
at a very low price. When he men
tioned the low price the Council
gave him the clear field. Carl's ex
pectations ran higher, his ideal was
Hearing reality. So one day last
week he was told the desk pur
chased by Fred hat! arrived.
He engaged the fastest means of
transportation to reach the Labor
Temple, but alas when he arrived
he could not see the desk.
However, the desk was there, and
the reason Carl did not see it at
once was its littleness. It took much
time to convince Carl Leonard that
the desk was there and at last he
took it for granted.
Several others interested in the
Central Council's desk have tried to
find it in the office and in order to
avoid arguments about this piece of
furniture in the future, somebody
will be employed to serve as aguide
for this one purpose.
Fred Overman thinks the now ad
dition to the Labor Temple office
will be more visible when it has
been varnished up.
Smoke Olympia St. Rigis, 10c, 3
for 25c. adv.
Costa Rica
Emigration of Labor-—Develop
ment of a large banana enterprise
on the Atlantic coast of Honduras
has caused agents to come to Costa
Rica and contract for labor to be
sent to Honduras. This mov< mcnt
has caused such alarm that a de
cree, which aims to curb the migra
ion of this greatly needed tabor, has
been passed in Costa Rica.
Industrial Competition — During
ihe present session of tho Danish
parliament, it is said that the pro
tection of Danish industries against,
foreign competition, especially that
of the central European count lie.
which are working with a debased
currency, will become an Important
Montevideo—Employes of the Mon
tevideo Telephone Company recent
ly went n strike, demanding thai
operators' wages be raised from 32
to 40 pesos per month. The da
wards were refused and new rm
plojre* were taken on; but a mini
mum wage of 50 pesos per moi I
for operate*! and an appreciable in
crease for other employes were later
obtained through governmental in
tervention and legislation.
Smoke Olympia Capitol. lOc straiirlit
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