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Let The Year 1923 Be a Prosperous One to You
The following m< tion barring .ill fak? advertising: schemes
to be pulle.l in the name of organised tabor Viil pur, on the records.
"That the Council go on record to not at any time endorse any
advertising scheme, unless originated by labor councils or labor
unions directly.
Often advertising men have asked the Central Labor Council to en
dorse fake advertising schemes, to be conducted under the auspices of
the Council. Some who were endorsed proved to be a detriment to local
Organized labor and the merchants. Others have been refused endorse
ment. The action of the Council Wednesday night will bar advertising
mm from the floor of the Council in the future.
Washington Glove Co. Endorsed
by Central Labor Council
The committee appointed last meeting to investigate the Washington
Glove Co. reported to have found this institution a first class factory in
good financial shape, one hundred per cent union, with loads of unfilled
orders, as a result of tic small factory space. They recommended to
members of organized labor to help this firm as much as possible morally,
also financially, if in a position to do so.
The Glove Co., now ideated in Snohomish, will ;nove their plant to
Everett in the near future and tent much largor quarters than they have
The Council decided to stage a three night show January 15, 16 and
17 for the benefit of the shop crafts. The show will be held in the Red
men's hall. Particulars will be announced later.
The resolution committee was instructed to present a resolution next
meeting asking the release of Jim Larkin, Irishman, now in the Sing Sing
President Short of the State Federation of Labor in a letter advised
the Council that the Federation had no machinery to make a campaign
against the advertising campaign boosting Washington in the East and
making it appear that there is a shortage of labor in this state. He
will, however, do all he can to check this bad propaganda.
The maintenance of way local union informed the Council they could
not at the present time affiliate with this body, but would in the near
The secretary was instructed to ask the Central Labor Council of
Seattle to retain the Lange range on the unfair list. The Seattle Council
is working to reduce the names on their unfair list to a minimum and
requesting other Councils and local unions to inform them which firms
or names they want to keep on the list.
The following resolution adopte.l by the Spokane Central Labor Coun
cil, was also adopted by the Everett Council:
"Whereas, Dr. S. B. L. Penrose of Whitman college, under the guise
of constructive criticism, has recently advocated reactionary and sweeping
changes in school legislation, and
"Whereas, these changes are of such a dangerous nature and so
filled with possibilities of damaging and even disastrous effects on the
public schools, that we believe they should at once meet the strenuous
opposition of labor and of genuine friends of the schools,
"There, be it resolved, that we emphatically go on record as opposing
the Penrose proposals:
"First, because the Penrose proposals would wholly remove the financ
ial control of the schools from the people, and would place it under po
litical control and subject to political manipulation at Olympia.
"Second, the plan is impractical because no one official could possibly
know in detail the various needs of all the schools of the state and pass
intelligently upon the school budgets.
"Third, the Penrose scheme seeks to reverse the present accepted view
point of education as primarily a function of the state, by substituting
state aid in place of state support.
"Fourth, the apparent design is to relieve public utilities from their
just share of taxes, as the Penrose idea is to remove them altogether from
school taxation.
"Fifth, the whole scheme is ill-considered, visionary and undemo
cratic. It is entirely prejudicial and damaging to the best interests of
the public schools, and therefore to labor.
Members of the Painters Union No. 339 in 1921 donated
about $450.00 of work towards painting the Washington Girls
Home located at 42nd and Colby.
This year again a call was made on the painters to do some
work at the building, however, at that time they were not able
to do much as most of the members were working.
The bulk of the work laid out for this year was paid out of
funds collected through popular subscription; three Everett
paint shops furnished material and labor and each shop donated
$50.00 toward the cost of the work done.
After all this work was done there were several days work
left to be done yet, and when the work of the painters slacked
up, some of the members of the painters union finished the job.
In the meantime it was discuss< d in the Central Labor
Council that all local unions of Everett would be called upon to
help pay for the labor of these painters, as the painters union
felt that it had done its duty towards the institution last year,
and did not wish to carry the burden all the time alone.
While the painters union does not believe in charity; in this
particular case knowing the condition of the home and the sys
tem under which it is run, they felt justified in helping this
worthy institution, more so because the present state adminis
tration has withdrawn its support from this and similar insti
tutions, which amounted to several thousand dollars; this money
is now used for high powered cars for the benefit of Governor
Hart and his associates.
The total number of hours worked by the painters at finish
ing the job was 108 hours at 90 cents per hour makes the amount
The total membership of the unions in Everett not including
the approximately 500 men on strike is about 900.
If all unions will donate about ten cents per member the
painters can be paid for their services.
The painters union will also stand their share.
Please consider this at your next meeting.
The owner of a shoe store in Am
' sterdr.ni has announced that during
one week he will pay for men's and
women's shoes 2.60 gilders, and for
hoys' and girls* shoes 1.60 gilders to
each customer who buys a new pair
of shoes from him- The old shoes,
which must be repairable, will be
given to the local poor commission
for distribution among the needy.
Sht* iCahnr Journal
A muskrat was the cause of Stev
nsville, Ontario, going without elec
ricity for three days. Workmen
: cart hing for the trouble dug down
to the underground cable and found
'hat a muskrat had chewed the cable
to get the beeswax inside the insul
ation and had been shocked to death.
Smoke BLUE RIBj ''N 5' Cigar.
Sixty monarchist delegates met at Munich September 15 to form
a permanent organization.
Only a night from old to new!
Only a night and so much wrought!
The Old Year's heart all weary grew,
But said, "The New Year rest has brought."
The Old Year's heart its hopes laid down .
As in a grave, but, trusting, said,
"The blossoms of the New Years crown
Bloom from the ashes of the dead."
The Old Years heart was full of greed;
With selfishness it longed and ached
And cried, "I have not half I need;
But to the New Year's generous hand
All gifts in plenty shall return;
True loving it shall understand;
By all my failures it shall learn
I have been reckless; it shall be
Quiet and calm and pure of life.
I was a slave; it shall go free
And find sw r eet peace where I leave strife."
Only a night from old to new!
Night and the healing balm of sleep!
Each morn is New Years morn come true,
More of a festival to keep.
All nights are sacred nights to make
Confession and resolve and prayer,
All days are sacred days to wake
New gladness in the sunny air.
Only a night from old to new!
Only a sleep from night to morn!
The new is but the old come true;
Each sunrise sees a new year born.
Fir the first time in 23 years
the stockholders of the Great North
ern railway will receive less than
7 per cent dividend; 5 per cent will
be all they get.
The Northern Pacific stockholders
pay a quarterly dividend of only
11-4 per cent.
Farmers as reported are in full
sympathy with the striking shop
crafts. They realize being the vic
tims of organized greed.
The public is running great risk
traveling on the trains at present.
Accounts of collissions and derail
ments, many injured and losing their
lives are daily occurrences.
Reports from different points on
the Great Northern show the boys
sticking; few desertions.
St. Paul Dale street shops go on
five days a week now. Money must
be running short.
Butte, Mont., reports say trains
are late from one to eight hours.
Boys all in good spirits.
St. Paul reports say trains from
8 to 40 hours late despite the com
pany's drive to make a few on time
train arrivals.
The mistreated locomotives ding
and dong, fizz and spit, bump and
chug, knot and too, how and snarl,
puff and groin, shriek like hell,
and shimmy and shake. If you want
the proof of this„stay for some time
at the Labor Temple.
At a special meeting of Machinist
No. 130, the following resolution
was passed:
"Whereas, the prospects of secur
ing a satisfactory settlement of the
present strike on the Great Northern
are very good; therefore be it,
"Resolved, that this meeting of
Everett Local No. 130 of the Inter
national Association of Machinists,
held December 24, 1922, again go
on record as pushing the strike hard
er than ever and that we call upon
every worker connected therewith
to make every possible effort to
bring this strike to a successful con
Elected the- following officers at
their meeting December 86: J. A.
Carlson, president; George Olson,
vice president; H. Arends, secretary;
A. K. Dobbs, treasurer; H. Summers,
conductor; Nets K. Johnson, warden;
D. R Baker, J. 0. Sharpless and L.
By Helen Hunt Jackson
W. Hammond, trustees.
Next meetiiv January 2, the new
elected officers will be installed and
all members are requested to be
The members of this union request
members of organized labor to for
get the existence of Maryland Cafe,
2908 Hewitt; Manning's Coffee
House, 1012 Hewitt, and Montgom
ery Cafeteria, 2822 Colby.
Voted at their meeting last Mon
day to pay the 10 cents per mem
ber to help pay for the painting of
the Washington Girls Home.
Marion D. Redfield, former mem
ber of the local Typogrhpieal union,
is now in business for himself in Ta
conia. He is in partnership with J.
N. Barrett. The firm's name is
"The Barrett-Rcdfield Press."
We wish Brother Redfield a pros
perous year in his new undertaking.
Jim Larkin is in Sing Sing peni
tentiary and Peter Larkin, his
brother, is lecturing around the
country to pet his dear brother out
of the" hell hole.
,No better man could do this work
for Jim, if anybody will accomplish
this feat it is Peter.
The audience at the Knights of
Columbus auditorium last Friday
night listened to Peter's plea for
justice. About 250 people were in
attendance and heard Peter's story.
Jim Larkin, he said, is wanted back
in Ireland as he is badly needed, to
help reorganize the workers of Ire
land and help bring back peace.
Women of Ireland want him back.
When he was there they say we
had bread on our tables and now we
have nothing hut death certificates.
The arrest of Jim has caused
much excitement in Europe. It is
not the American people that hold
Jim Larkin \v prison in the United
States, it is the British imperialist.
All American labor should send a
protest to Governor-elect Smith of
New York in order to secure the
Freedom of Jim Larkin.
Terrible conditions in Ireland as
they really art were laid before the
audience by Peter Larkin, he ex
plained that people in the United
Cooks & Waiters
The Bible Students are gathering
for their annual convention begin
ning Saturday, December 30, in the
forenoon lasting for three days.
There will be many good speak
ers, among them will be Pilgrim B.
H. Boyd of New York City, who will
deliver his famous lecture on "Dis
armament in Prophesy." Many points
of interest will be discussed as for
instance: Why did the Washington
arms parley fail? Why have all the
conferences of the big powers failed
to bring peace to the world ? Do you
know that 98 cents of every dollar
raised by the federal government is
spent to pay the debts of post wars
and to prepare for future wars. The
public is invited to attend, at the
I. O. O. F. hall, 2813 Wetmore, Sun
day, Decimher 31, at 3 p. m.
The Christmas celebration for the
children of the striking miners of
the state seems t'> have proved a
huge success at each rf the tank
ing camps, as is evidenced by the
letter* of appreciation that have
been mailed in to Federation head
quarters, all of which express sin
cere gratitude to the workers of the
state and the committee in charge
for the splendid r<!-ults obtained.
One of the messages received from
Black Diamond is typical of those
coming from all of the other camps,
and is herewith quoted:
"We wish to acknowledge leceipt
of your letter of the 19th and wish
to thank you and the committee for
the generous supply of nuts, candy
and presents that were sent the
striking miners' children for Christ
"The Christmas donations, includ
ing the entertainment, proved a huge
success and pleased the hearts of
every striking miners' child.
"Therefore, in behalf of Local
Union No. 2257 we again wish to
thank you and all the committee and
thy workers of the state for the won
derful work you have accomplished
in gladdening the hearts of all the
miners' kiddies.
"Wishing you all a merry, merry
Christmas and a happy New Year,
we remain,
"Fraternally yours,
"No. 2257, Black Diamond,
"By committee."
States never got the real facts. It
was agreed by the leading news
papers of the United States not to
print anything about it. The facts
were given to them but they refused
to print them- The oniy thing Jim
would do when back in Ireland
would be to hamper scrupulous poli
ticians in their work of destruction.
The Irish want no one else to de
termine their form of government
in Ireland than themselves. A
workers' republic is what the Irish
really want, Peter said. Not a
single free stater will be in author
ity in 12 months if Jim Larkin is
allowed to return. Free staters are
"those who live and thrive on the
exploitation of the working class."
Labor is asked to protest and ask
the release of Jim.
Nearly 14 per cent of the quail's
food for the year consists of animal
matter, such as insects and their
allies. The quail has no superior as
a weed destroyer. It is a good
ranger and will patrol every day all
the fields in its vicinity in search of
Smoke Olympia St. Rigis, 10c, 3
for 25c. adv.
L H Turner. 1104 Hewitt.
Hurnhart Shop, Monroe.
L Stark*. Emil Mitersbach, Phillips.
Manning's CoWee House on Hewitt betwcer
Colby and Wetmore.
Montgomery's Ice (.'ream Parlor, 2822 Col
by avenue.
Maryland Cafe. 2908 Hewitt.
Libby. McNeil & Libby. Packers and Can
Carnation, Aster, Ml. Vernon and Wash
ington Brands.
Yakima City Creamery.
R. Bojtstade. mar. Columbia College.
Columbia College.
Herd and Willard and building 23rd street
and Maple.
Kmil I .arson. Carpenter.
H. Mayes and T Hoffler. carpenters.
F. R. Hare, electrical contra*tor: John
San Jimn Fish Co- Seattle.
A. C. Snider, the Rural Rutrher, In Mid
way Market.
Wm. Planiheck.
Joe Wallem and his house at the corner
of 3026 Lombard
Independent, Standard, Union, Paris and
X rloirers.
Rainwater m Son. Painters.
A. J. Jonea. Sign Painter.
Stevn Bros., painters.
n W. Ward. Cement Worker.
M. Anderson.
Mr. Bui den and his house. 2SII Maple
I street.
F. S. Lung Manufacturing l'o, of Reattl**.
Union Oil Service Station. Cor. Rucker
and Pacific.
Mr. Burns and building at 41st and Ruek
er avenue.
G. N ttay Furniture Store. 2003 Hewitt
House at 3M9 Rockefeller, owner, H. S
Purringtop, and the contractor named Bon
ne! I.
President, Washington State Federation of Labor
There is much to rejoice over and much to look forward to
is the dawn of 1928 approaches.
Human rights are again forcing that first consideration that
is the primary function of all good governments. The unnatural
control of our government for the past few years by thos<
ing to subvert its purposes to special interests and agaii 1 the
interest of the common people has happily been halted, and a
I progressive tide has set in that bids fair to completely restore
our government to its normal functions again and make of it,
instead of an instrument of repression of labor and the common
people, an instrument of service and assistance to their every
The economic depression is slowly but surely passing and
1923 promises, ere it closes, to see the natural prosperity of o ir
country again fully restored.
Labor has conducted a winning battle during the past year
of resistance to injustice on both the economic and political
field, and the new year is destined to bring a greater measure
of substantial progress and happiness for all.
I extend to the workers everywhere congratulations for vic
tories already won and best wishes for still greater success dur
ing the coming year.
Granting of Snohomish County Franchise to be
Considered Next Tuesday by County
Application by Delta Electric &|
Water company for a franchise in
Snohomish county, will come before
the county commissioners at Everett
next Tuesday, January 2nd. its bear
ing having been postponed last week
owing to the illness of Commissioner
Peter llcnning. The company owns !
the land on which its dam is being,
built at Pilchtick, where Booker &.!
Kiehl, the contractors, already are 1
on the job.
The Delta company has a fran
chise in Skagit county, where it has i
already engaged in more or less con
struction work on pole lines. Its
announced plans contemplate the de
velopment of power sites on the
Pilchuck in three separate plants,
having a total capacity of 73,000
horsepower, about 50.000 horsepower
being provided by the use of Lake
Cavanaugh as a storage reservoir
and the diversion of Deer creek into
said lake.
Frank Mac Kern, president and
general manager of the Delta com
pany, is a hydro-electric engineer
who was employed by the W. B.
Thompson interests in re-surveying •
the Sultan river project in Snoho- !
mish county. His previous activities,
it is stated, covered a period of 30
years during which he installed va-1
rious power plants, supervised the
construction of 22 different dams,
was for three years on the Mississip
pi river commission, aided in the
construction of the Chicago drainage
canal and was judge of hydro-elec
tric machinery at the Paris exposi-
Mr. Mac Kean has announced that
the first unit of development will be ;
about a quarter mile above the con
crete bridge that spans the Pil
chuck on the main highway between
Arlington and McMurray. where na
ture has provided a natural power
site, a narrow gorge walled by 270
feet of rock. He plans to develop
20,000 horsepower at this plant be
fore completing the other plants on
the upper Pilchuck which will make
use of Lake Cavanaugh and the
Deer Creek diversion.
Allan R. Moore of Mount Vernon,
field engineer, has for two weeks
been engaged with a crew of men
building road and in other prelim
inary activities at this dam site.
Machinery and construction equip
ment for use by Booker & Kiehl.
Seatle contractors, who will con
struct the dam, has been shipped
from Seattle and it is stated that
they will complete the dam with the
least possible delay, expecting to
have the plant in operation next
May. The contractors took charge
at Pilchuck Wednesday
This site, it is said, permits of
economical development in three
separate units having an estimated
capacity of 6t?r!7 horsepower each,
the first of which involves the eree
vion of a dam 77 feet high and will
generate enough current to supply
the present needs of farm homes
along its transmission lines in Sno
homish and Skagit counties and of
Anacortes. to supply which city the
Delta company has made a 25-year
The Delta company has purchased
land that will be overflowed by this
dam, according to Mr. Mac Kean,
and has established its priority of |
water filings on the Pilchuck and
its tributaries. He lays stress on,
the ideal storage and reservoir fa- |
cilities. which will enable the Del
ta's generators to maintain a steady
output of electric current during the j
low-water period of some 80 or 90 ;
days and will to some extent, miti
gate the troublesome floods along
the Stillaguamish below the mouth
of the Pilchuck.
Reduction of rates and the deliv
ery of electric current to many com
munities that have not heretofore
enjoyed this commodity, is promised
by Mr. Mac Kean who has announc
ed that the Delta's schedule of rates
will compare favorably with Ta
coma's rates and will be much less
than the rates that have heretofore
prevailed in Snohomish and Skagit
lUWßtits, For the present, Mr. Mac
Kean expects to extend Delta's pole
lines only to those localities that
| are without electric current.
"We stand ready to make good
on the contract that the Delta com
pany has tendered to the city of
Everett whereby it agrees to fur
nish 3600 kilowatts of electric cur
rent at 5-Sc per kilowatt hour," said
Mr. Mac Kean. "It should be borne
in mind, however, that this contract
would be on a wholesale basis, and
conttmplates that the city of Ever
ett itself will undertake the distri
bution of this current. Our company
recently sought a permit from the
Everett commissioners to serve a
few industrial plants near the city
limits. When the commissioners sug
gested that the proposed permit was
in the nature of a franchise. I re
spectfully withdrew my application,
explaining that the Delta would not.
accept a franchise and that it would
simply await the city's acceptance
of its offer of 5-8 c current.
"That we can serve electric cur
rent to the people of Snohomish and
Skagit counties at much less than
the rates now prevailing, is proven
by Tacoma's notable succe>s. Since
1915 Tacoma has charged but half
a cent per kilowatt hour for heat
ing homes, about $80 per year ($6.67
per month) for the average home
and has furnished power to lai ire in
dustrial plants as low as 45-hun
dredths of a cent. Tacoma's aver-
I age charge, for all uses, is one and
two-tenths cents per kilowatt hour.
And yet the gross earning for the
current year has been about i l l
million dollars from a plant that
originally cost but 2% million dol
lars, about $40 per horsepower per
year; a net earning of about $800,
--000 for the current year.
"Tacoma's experience has taught
that the cheaper the rate, the great
er the consumption of current; that
a low rate encourages the use of
current for power, heat and cooking
during off-peak hours and then
correspondingly enhances the plant's
earnings. Incidentally this contrib
utes greatly to the comfort and con
venience of the household and stimu
lates industrial development.
"Cheap power would encourage
the rapid industrial development of
Everett and vicinity. I take it a- i
matter of course that Snohomish
county will promptly grant the Del
ta company a franchise, just as
Skagit county did, and thereby ex
pedite an enterprise that will be of
great public benefit."
(By F. S. R. Press Service)
Within one week after the a:i
nouncnient that the film "Russia
Through the Shadows" was ready
for showing, more than a -com of
applications reached the office of
the Friends of Soviet Russia. 20]
West 13th street. New York. These
ranged all the way from San Fran
cisco to Jacksonville, Fla.
The divergent conditions under
which the film is shown have made
necessary a very flexible equipment
and organization. Where the film is
hown in regular moving picture
houses, either rented outright or
hared on a percentage basis, there
one kind of equipment is needed.
Where it is shown in halls in cities
where there are stringent fire regu
lations a special kind of film and
machine must be provided, while
-till another combination of equip
ment is needed in hall exhibitions
Where less technical fire regulation
prevail. In every case those using
tho films are assured of the w>\
maximum of safety known to the
film industry, much more so than
that which prevails in ordinary com
mercial film.
From the response* thus far re
ceived it is anticipated that the
routing of this film, and anothci
which is to follow, will be one of
the most popular and effective un
dertakings ever launched in behalf
of Russian relief.
Smoke Olympia Capitol, 10c straigut
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