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Thursday, August 2.'?, 1917
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Hewitt and Wetmore v / r— -n If you want to save money on good Working-men's Shoes Go to FRANK'S PLACE 1118 Hewitt > _y HI AMERICAN Dye Works LEADING CLEANERS Phone Black 281 V. ' MATIOHAL^MAZC LAM PS for "SjfcSEßytC _=2«_ _ee*T7—VS_ a JV^ -^V PACKARD MAZDA LAMPS LOWRY & VINGEN Everything Electrical 2804 Colhy Ind. Red 117 I John F. Jerread I UNDERTAKER and EMBALMERI Phone Main 230 | EVERETT, WASHINGTON | ECONOMIC FORCES MAKE MEN COWARDS North Yakima, Wash. August 19, 1917. Comrade Watts: Allow mo to make comment upon the tactics of W. W. Robertson whose remarkable editorial created so much comment, Mr. Robertson, editor of the Yakima Republic, had been ex pressing himself in violent editorials about tge I. W. W.s and then turned acoufid with the astounding admis sions which you published last week. Now he has performed the cha meleon trick again and switched back to his old tactics. To analyze his position it is only necessary to un derstand "Economic Determinism," but to be specific in bis case, the changing to suit surroundings like the chemeleon, came about in the following manner. Having visited the jail with the government in vestigator, he found there a lot of real human beings, who COCuld look him Straight in the eye, for they had committeed no crime. The environ ment impinged upon his conscience and he had an evinescent vision of the stern truth of the class struggle. He saw the arbitary and tyrannical game to coerce labor into submission. He saw the farcial tragedy of hon est men held prisoners by men who have never possessed that quality, or else their minds are hypnotized by the calss of stuff with which he had himself been poisoning the public. However, the interesting point to observe is the economic forces that ; have brought pressure to bear that has caused him to retreat from the stand he took, and which proves that material forces are stronger than the will of most men. Yet we hear those same men who haven't moral stamina enough to stand firm upon a conviction postulating that "great men make the times," while we as sume the historically proven theory that ''the times, the conditions, the environments make the men or the race," this we call Economic Deter minism." TShe writer was fortunate enough to overhear a conversation between two wives of business men as follows: "Wasn't that editorial of Robertson's just simply awful ? Yes. and he is sorry for it now, too. The business men all over the valley have just been going right after him for it, and he sees his mistake!" Can there be a more glaring and lucid example of the play of eco nomic forces dominating the sense of justice and right. The gruesome ghost of business ruin must have haunted his mercen ary mind until he could sea himself losing advertising and patronage, which, if some stragetic move were not made, he would ,have to learn by experience what sabotage really means, The Labor Unions her are taking ! steps to publish a labor paper. We hope it will not be dominated by the Gompers brand of thinking. It it recognizes the class struggle we will support it. Yours for class conscienousness, F. G. McMURRY. CO-OPSRATIVE MILLS A phase of co-operation quite out of the ordinar yis broukht out by the strike among the workers in the timber industry on the Pacific Coast. Within the last two or three years there have been organized in this region a number of mills owned and operated co-operatively by the men who perform the actual manual la bor of transforming the giant fir and cedar trees of this moist coun try into the lumber, shingles and other timber products of commerce. Some of these tco-operative mills have been enjoying remarkable suc cess, owing, not only to the fact that they were co-operatively owned, but because they are efficiently managed and have established a reputation for putting out superior products. Comes now the strike of the over worked and underpaid hireling labor ers of the great corporations who control the lumber industry. The companies refuse to arbitrate and the mills stand idle. By this way, it has been but a few months since the settlement of a ten-months' lock out and strike in which the corpora tions reaped a large harvest by price advances forced through shortage of supply, the workers and general public, as usual, being the suffers. But' not so in the case of the co operative mills. Having no accasion to hire laborers, there is no oppor tunity for labor troubles. Here we solve two fundamental difficulties. First, the question of the interference of production on account of differ ences between labor and capital. Sec i ond, the complete an deternal elim ination of the gigantic wrong of ex- THE NORTHWEST WORKER ploiting human labor. Here, to the extent that co-operation reaches, ev ery man actually gets the "product of bis own labor." However, the point to which we desire particularly to call attention is that, while ii strike of the work ers may cover the entire industry. it in no way affects the operation of co-operatively operated plants in that industry. It will be seen at a glance since the whole out put of the plant goes to the workers, that to "de clare a wage scale" In conformity with the requirements of any labor organization effected, is (he easiest. thing in the world, because the stockholder-worker cares not a rap whether his weekly check is marked "wages" or "dividends," It will go as far either way at the store. And so while the strike rages mer rily all along the coast, the co-op erative mills drive serenely on, while the mill men stop to fight with their bid]) or among themselves, taking advantage of the rising prices and urgent markets. <). M. McGILL. Leather Goods, Trunks and Repair ing at Everett Trunk Factory, 2815 Rockefeller. UNION AGAINST MILITARISM ASKS ABOUT ELECTION WASHINGTON — The American i Union Against Militarism addressed an open letter on inquiry to Senator Pomerene, Ohio, regarding recent election results in Dayton. The let ter reads: " the American Union Again Militarism would be interested to know your explanation of the prim- ; ary election in Dayton, ()., Aug. 14, in which it. appears that the So- i cialists, on a platform demanding a I statement of our war terms and the repeal of the draft swept the city j with 11,017 votes against 7,314 poll , ed by the "nonpartisan" ticket, and 3,014 votes polled by your own or ganization. We have been informed your recent epigram about Wash | ington, Lincoln and the president j figured somewhat disastrously in the result. "What would you say to that?" CHRISTIANS (?) By Bert Goddard Ministers of the gospel of Christ, i who are paid .so much per annum for ! preaching brotherly love, are strange i as it may seem to some, the greatest advocates and boosters of war. They j preach enthusiastic sermons in favor of. war, give their benedictions to departing troops, bless cannon, pray for victory and once in awhile put I on the martial uniform of a chaplain I of a regiment and actually appear on | the scene of action—or speaking move correctly, ten or twenty miles be hind the scene of action. When asked to enlist as a fighting unit in the I army, they roll up their eyes sky- I ward and immediately inform their inquisitors, they are Christians and as such have a conscientious objec tion to shedding the blood of their fellow men. Now, I would like to ask in all seriousness, could incon sistency go any farther than this? I Regardless of any fake pretentions, I give us the man, who whether right or wrong has the red-blooded cour age of his convictions and if these preachers advocate war, believe in it a Divine principle of duty for other men, they should in all con sistency put on the uniform of a fighting soldier, shoulder their guns and march away with joy and glad ness in their hearts to do battle against the enemies of their coun try. They are asking unsaved sin ners to do thismen who are ab solutely unprepared to face the judg ment of the next world. They (the preachers), are prepared. I know they are, because they say so them selves an dtell us about it in every sermon they preach and according to their own belief (?) and the i ethics of their own religion, if any of these preachers are killed in ac tion or die from any other cause, there would still be left for them a joyous welcome in eternity. Evident ly if they had half the faith of the followers and believers of the pa gan religions, they would have the courage to go out and practice them selves the thing they claim is the patriotic duty of other men. Compel the preachers to practice what they preach and the martial spirit of these war-like pulpitiers will cease and in the church will be heard sermons more consistent with the doctrine of the greatest advocate of peace and good will the world has ever known, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, why do ministers as a class advocate a line of action for other men they will not take themselves? Ask any Socialist—he can tell you. PREPAREDNESS lecture _) mJW* I, IWen.ThiS IS A UKENES& (OF THE GOOD judge, WHO WAS THEJ I I FIRST MAN TO FIND THERE WAS \g[_-t, IMORE SATISFACTION (M THIS war is awakening men to the truth about a lot of things besides Preparedness — and chewing to bacco is one of them. Soldiers are strong for W-B Cut and the facts are right before you. 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