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The Northwest Worker | ■■.tared as second-class matter March S. 1911, at the poetofflce at Brwett, Washington, under tho act at March *. 1879. ~~ INIV PUONK mz Published every Thursday by the Prt»*s Committee of the Socialist Party of Snohomlsh County, 1612 Cali fornia St., Kw«rett. Wash. M*ynard Shipley, Kditor. H. W. WatU, Business Manager. "~T**rly subscription, $1.00; nix months, 66c; three months, 26c; singly eoi>to«. 6c. ' Inspiring Example We hear so much ignorant misuse of the principle of "economic ilotivr minism" within the ranks of (he So clalist party, we cannot resist the temptation to cite (he example of the world's greatest pianist in resuming his concert work as a means of re lieving the- awful Batterings of his countrymen in Poland. Two years ago. Ignance .lan r.iderewski possess ed a fortune of nearly $-.',000.000. To day he is a poor man. apart from his earning capacity as the world's fore most virtuoso. He has given away his entire fortune in the effort to off set the ravages of war among his fel low Poles. Now he is back on the concert stage to earn more dollars to give to the cause dearest to his great soul. This inspiring example of de votion to duty shows how utterly stu pid is the uiuiiseriminating use of the principle of "economic determinism" as applied to individual cases. As ap plied to the activities of a class, the principle that people act in conform ity with their economic interests, and fashion their ethical and legal codes in harmony therewith, is correct. Of ten, too often, it applies truthfully to individual instances. But the habit indulged in by so many Socialists, of ten with an air of superior wisdom, of attributing the acts of comrades to individual self-interest of the economic determinism sort, without discrimina tion, is most pernicious, unscientific, and ridiculous, and only tends to con fusion of thought on the part of non- Sooialists. Our great movement is full of Paderewskis. who, while they have no millions to give to the Cause so dear to them, give freely of all they hay Now's the Time Last week we sent out an S. O. S. wireless. The signal is still out. And ifs no joke, at that. This snowstorm has set us back at least sis weeks, one way or another. There is light ahead, reasonably good prospects, a brighter outlook than we have had since the industrial depres sion set in; but we shall have to be sustained by some extra assistance if we are to keep the paper going in the interum. Business being at a stand still for several weeks, it will be next to impossible to collect on outstand ing accounts fast enough to meet our weekly printing bill, which must be paid in advance for each issue of our papf-r. So wo make this plain state ment of what we are up against. So far, writing on Monday, we have received aid only from three com rades —a direct donation only from one since the call went out. But it is too early yet to have heard from com rad<s at any distance from Everett. We shall publish a report to include Wednesday morning's mail. But we are not over-sanguine. We realize that our readers are themselves hard i d for ready cash. So we are not exactly begging, nor urging. We are "just atellin' yuh." In view of the crisis this paper is now facing, we feel that it might be more than "just as well' to let our friends know that when they send a dollar to this office it is not used to poor advantage. The wages of the business manager and the editor are so small that they would not tend to "a mad scramble" to keep the paper a-going for merely selfish reasons of a material nature. You comrades who own the paper are paying your editor a maximum salary of $20 a month, and the same for your business man ager. Every dollar received at this office above this total salary account of $40 a month goes into the paper. There are no other paid workers on the list. All other work is donated. The printing bill is $36 a week, flat rate, for 2000 copies. Local Everett No. 1 provides us with a business of fice and mailing room. The editor pays the Local $10 a month for two unfurnished rooms, one of which he uses for an editorial "sanctum." The Jxtcal furnishes fuel for the whole outfit. In return, the paper advertises the Local's meetings free of charge, and furnishes it campaign Issues and extra copies at cost of production. So it Is B*en at a glance that The North- Important! ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ CAHEFULLY Ar.afn the question ol county auto n.vmy Is In-fore the membership Ol Washington and this time Ihe QUC tlon/ll stated: •'Shall the duel ol the autonomous ;*">i """ autonomous counties be made the sanwT" Ziomborship of the stall- is entitled no a thorough understanding of the proposed question. The nintler of count) autonomy should i><- oonsld or.nl solely and only upon Its merits and not upon an) preeoneetved opin ions and prejudice*, and as chairman of the Snohomish County Kxoeutlvo Committee lor the past three yearn I haw- had ample opportunity to oh sor\e the workings of county autono my The Question as proposed Is un fair. Kvery member will upon first rending agriM-. skeptically, that the dues of tin- autonomous ami non- autonomous counties should bo made the same, But it must be remem bered that by the passage of this mo tion the dues of tin1 autonomous coun ties will not be reduced. The local's duos will remain the sunn' in the au tonomous counties but the revenue for (carrying on the county work will be abolished and the revenue of the state office will be Increased. What pro vision is made that this additional revenue will be spent to the same ad vantage that It is now spent In the up building of the organization either in the slate or the various counties af fected? The question does not consist sole ly In making the dues of the autono mous and non-autonomous equal but virtually the abolishing of a definite part of the organization, namely coun ty autonomy in its present state. By abolishing the dues revenue the auto nomous counties must raise their rev enues for carrying on the organization in other ways. While admitting that the present county autonomy should and will be remedied as the member ship grows enlightened as to what county autonomy means, nevertheless the present motion is destructive and absolutely unfair for it proposes not to build up and perfect the present county organization, but to destroy it entirely. County autonomy is in the same relation to the state as state autonomy is to the nation, both the result ©f a realization that by effi cient organization in every place the movement advances. County autonomy is not perfect, it is admitted, but in spite of all its present defects it is a vast improvement over the non-auto nomous county organization. The comrades are asked to vote upon the proposed question intelligently. The motion does not mean simply that the dues from the autonomous and non-autonomous counties be equaled and the dues of the state office be increased with no provision as to its expenditure, but the motion as pro i posed means the virtual abolition of a constructive part of our organiza tion. Yours in revolt, ('. P. MORRISON. SPECIAL DONATION FUND Previously acknowledged $41.70 Olaf Moe, Everett 1.00 Clara A. Whltehouae, Index 1.00 H. L. Baker, Montana 1.00 Ulrich Seherrer, Granite Falls, 1.00 S. Anderson, Mukilteo 2.00 Total to date $47.70 west Worker furnishes no sinecures for the "needy," and is published at. lower cost, perhaps, than any paper, of the same number of words per issue, in the United States. This is one rea son why this paper has continued in ttie field, without resort to plate-mat ter, or curtailment of reading matter, while 90 per cent, of the Socialist weeklies of three years ago are dead, if not. forgotten. IMPORTANT Reducing what would naturally be a two-column story to a few words only, we wish to remind our readers of the fact that a new movement is being organized in this state tending to disrupt the bona fide Socialist party, headed by a group of "reform era" and supported by the Herald bunch of sjngle-taxers in Seattle. They are lining up with the Orange movement, or any-old-group, so long as the sheckles can be gathered to the "deserving." The Northwest Worker is the only organ which can be de pended upon to keep the real Social ists informed, and the near-Socialists in line with the National organization. If this paper is allowed to die of inani tion at this time, it means that the bourgeois reformers will have the whole state to themselves, bamboozel ing (?) the unsuspecting and misedu cating the gullible, to the detriment of the revolutionary movement in this state. We are not "argufying," but, as said before, "just a-tellln' yuh." A word to the wise la sometimes help ful. How If s Done Prossefi Wn , Jan, 81, 1919 Maynard Shipley, Everett, w r b I tear ('omradc . Complying with the request made by you, through Comrade Ulonska, r am sending you an article on organl- My work of organising ami lectur I Ing keeps me busy. There are no many places, lllie I'rosner, where Ihe comrades are tleepj and 1 have to make my own arrangements for hull, ]do the advertising, etc.. that it keeps me very busy and 1 have very little time to devote to writing articles, Without exception I hi* excuse given by the local Socialists for not anting Ing is thai "It Is no use; you can't gel people out, especially in (his kind of weather." Bight times In lon 1 prove to (hem thai (hey an- mistaken and accomplish results similar (<> those ob tained here last night, lowlt: I roI Into town as eiirly an 1 could, secured a hall (in this Instance the commer cial club room) which cost 11.04 rent. guaranteed by ii local comrade; got the advertising mailer from the com rade to whom It was sent, filled It rat and distributed It, Went to the high school just before the noon ail journment and with the permission of the superintendent announced my lecture to Ihe students In tin- assem bly room. During noon hour 1 went to tin- grammar school, put up a win dow card and attracted some of the children's attention to it. l'he result was, we got out forty people, mostly non-Socialists, added one member to the local organisation, collected $4.05, sold $1,90 worth of literature and left the local Socialists chiding themselves for not having ar ranged and advertised as requested. It. is snowing here and all trains from the West are delayed about ten hours, which indicates you are having some snow on the Sound. With best wishes, I am, Yours for the revolution, EMHi HBRMAN. IT'S UP TO US "The Socialists unil sympathizers with the movement in any locality can make or break any Socialist paper. Xo editor or business manager can make or break it. The members and friends can make it by using their purchasing power to bring advertisers into the paper and keep them there. They can break it by NOT using this power in the interest of their own press. JUST A WORD TO EVERETT READERS In this week's issue we are publish ing an advertisers' guide. We want you to take a look over it and see if the merchants that you trade with are advertisers. If you want the paper kept in the field you will have to see to it that we get the support of the Everett merchants. A little effort on your pan will insure the publishing of the paper. The merchants advertising in this paper deserve your support. If your heart is in the movement you will give i hem that, support. Every mer chant can afford to advertise. If ho cannot, then he should not get you to help him make a meal ticket. We average a loss of ten dollars a week through lack of advertisers. Will you help us make up that deficit by asking the merchants to advertise or to increase the size of their ad? APPEAL SUB CARDS We have a bunch of Appeal to Rea son sub cards on band. Help us use them up. Send in two bits and get a 40-week Appeal sub. tfenry Dubb Finds the Price of Glory Is Not Potatoes THE NORTHWEST WORKER YE PARTY COLYUM WE ARE IN DISTRESS Comrades and friends, pacifists and ( preparediata, nationalists and Inter nationalists, revolutionists and reform* lati, direct nctlonlsts and political ac tionisls, and all others who are sons at things as they be, to you wo ad dross this appeal. We aro In dire! distress. Regardless of the shades of opinion, red, yellow, green, or pink, that may Indicate to yourselves your superiority over fellow revolutionists, ' we beseech you to give us aid and counsel In this hour of need. Ah we '■ proceed, which we shall do without further parley, our purpose In appeal- 1 ing to you will become plain. Now and great Issues are now con fronting our beloved organisation.' The greatest of these Is preparedness. We have read this so many times, both In the Socialist press and the • kept press, that we believe It. Like the humble follower of truth we are, we studiously examined opinions of the master minds of the revolution on preparedness. The master minds,; we are pained to remark, have led us ' into a blind alley. AN ANTIPREPAREDNESS-IST We feverishly consumed whole pages of the "Appeal" filled with Al lan Benson's opinions In 12-polnt type, against preparedness. We admiringly contemplated Allan in his dormitory overlooking the Hudson, penning his mighty attack on the "Usurped Pow er of the Courts," and we knew a man capable of producing so great a docu ment could not go wrong. Straight way we became an enthusiastic anti preparedness-ist. Scarcely had we repainted Allan's arguments—so as to give them the appearance of originality— for our pub lic address, when we were, dumb founded to learn that our old-time comrade, C. Edward Kussell, of New York, had come out for preparedness. This astonished us more than when we received the nomination from Ev erett for presidential elector. Consequently we had to start again. For days we wandered about in deep study. We [had read C. Edward's "Why I Am a Socialist," and had en joyed it; we were carried away by his captivating language in "These Shifting Scenes"; we were impressed by the intellectual brow in his pic ture on the front cover of "Doing Us Good and Plenty," and so we decided to cast our lot with the preparedists. No sooner had we arrived at this conclusion than the monster, Doubt, in the shape of a peculiar brand of Internationalism by E. Untermann, again thrust his ugly head in our tent. We were about to be converted by Ernest when our ideas were again knocked out of kelter by Yo Editor, who rose high on his editorial chair SOCIALISM IS VLRY SIMPLE PROPOSITION Socialism, after all, v » relatively simple, definite and clear proposition. And ,\ct we have the amusing spec tacle of philosophers, magaelne writ ers, thinkers nnd critics attempting to (I'll their renders nnd henrers what Ho I'l.'lllSlll Is. Socialism Is n principle offered as r guide for political procedure In our present social and economic conditions, it is not ii set, unalterable program to be forced upon society. And the prin ciple Is this: Whenever In the develop ment of economic conditions, such us the railways, mines, manufactures, tel egraph, express or the like, these Insti tutions reach a point where their prl vnie ownership enables the owner to exploit (he people, then they fthould be Socialised publicly owned nnd op erated. Tlie final purpOM of Socialism In to eliminate from society all unearned In comes, in order Hint, each member of ■octet? niii.v have for Ills own thnt amount of wealth which is the result of his own Individual effort it is ni>so iiiiei.v necessary to eliminate racb un earned Incomei. Th« tusk or Socialism, therefore, in to trace nil these unearned Incomei through nil the intricate nml complex processes of our economic life back l<> their sources, to discover the methods by which they arise nnd the means by which they mny be stopped. Now, it. is pretty generally understood | mill admitted thnt unearned Incomei nrlse from one to another sort of mo ! nopoly privilege. Reduced to its inst analysis, this rests upon some form of private ownership or some form of public utility, it is the purpose of Socialism to discover every utility thnt gives rise to mi unearned Income and i when so discovered to apply to It the principle of pub'lc ownership nnd thus, I by the reduction of the cost of the gerv : Ice to those? who use It and the Increase ! of wages to ll one who work upon It, i gradually eliminate the unearned ln- I comes. 1 and hurled defiance across seven ■tatM, laying down the. ultimatum that he would "rather die than fight." His sentiments, we observed, were ! gleefully endorsed by F. Bostrom, ex ! party boss. To him we listened by the hour while lie unwound his daring philosophy. Then we read in the N. J Y. "Call" that Fred Warren, former fighting editor of the "Appeal," be ! longed in the same camp. WE GET COLD FEET As we contemplated the die-but won't-fight attitude our feet became cold and clammy. The thought of early martyrdom did not appeal to us. We awoke one night in a cold sweat, having dreamed that a tall gentleman in a high hat with the bottoms of his trousers tied under his shoes, pro fusely decorated in red, white, and blue, had strung us to a clothes line by the heels for harboring seditious thoughts. Notwithstanding this we determined to apply for admission to the anti-fight camp. Serene and happy once more, we set out to defy the nation when we ran across Louie Boudin's views of preparedness in the "New Review." Louie compared the whole collection of Socialist pre.paredists, pros, cons, and antis, so far as intellect is con cerned, to a row of mild green onions in a garden, and declared that he had the only solution. Thereupon we col lapsed completely. But why harrow the gen lie readers with more details. Our mind is deranged. In our sad ab erration we imagine ourself to be a twittering bird on an endless desert in the night, crying, "More light, O Qawd, more light." Yours for the W. C. R. Leather Goods, Umbrellas and Re pairing. Everett Trunk Factory, 2815 Rockefeller. Upholstering and Furniture Repair ing neatly done by Svarrer Bros., 2811 Wetmore, rear of Robbins Transfer office. ROOFING at *1.15 and up per roll. Each roll contains 108 square feet with nails and cement for laying, Inside of roll Our Spring Stock of POULTRY NETTING Is hero ready for delivery at any time CURRAN HARDWARE CO. Hi;WITT AND BROADWAY PASTIME Amusement Parlors FOR GOOD TIMES Wetmore and Hewitt Driesslein & Becker The Wonder Mercantile Co. Up-fco-Date Clothing Store ESTABLISHED 1« YEARS Hewitt and Hoyt S. Yeo ft Son, Prop* We Sell for Cash and I Deliver the Goods I —Orders placed with us will satisfy—the quality will please—the I price will save you money and our deliveries will surprise you. 9| Farm Products Association I BROADWAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Helen Rose Gibson in THE RESCUE OF THE BRAKEMAN'S CHILDREN (A railroad drama with a thrill) THE MUSKETEERS OF PIG ALLEY (One-part drama) THE PARSON'S BUTTON MATCHER (A very funny comedy) HATS IS HATS (Some more comedy) CARTOONS ON A YACHT If You Have Sore Lips Don't Come—lt will Hurt THIS IS A SURE PROGRAM FOR ENTERTAINMENT Friday and Saturday The HAVES PRESENTS HELEN HOLMES IN THE GIRL AND THE GAME A PRODUCTION OF GUARANTEED THRILLS! The world has learned to expect great things of the dariug Helen Holmes. Yet in "The Girl and the Game" this fearless film star has eclipsed all previous achievements. Her great k>ap from a dizzy cliff is but one of the thrilling climaxes of this marvelous production. SUNDAY ONLY The House of Revelation Presenting JOHN LORENZ and ELIZABETH BURBRIDGE In three acts The Strangler's Gord An episode in the mysteries of the Grand Hotel —Two acts One-act comedy featuring MR. AND MRS. SIDNEY DREW ADULTS, 10c. CHILDREN UNDER 12, 5c Thurwhy February 10, 1916.