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Southwest Washington labor press. [volume] (Hoquiam, Wash.) 19??-19??, March 30, 1923, Image 1

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WASHINGTON. finch It—Not
vithltudiu mpo: mono. and
nth-cu! woman. more um: 150,-
000 “um Ihopment no lockod out
on approxlmuoly 100 nujor trunk
linen. Thou worker: have been lock
“! out. the. August 1. 102:.
The not! in the “tuition were mu
him. "so “out!" ”-011 of th-
Amrbu Manon at Labor by
upmmuuvu of the [runway om
ployu' damn-om ad nu Wu
«not! adopt“ 8 Manon nut»-
in‘ the woman of the but pm
0! the country that the true Inn-flat
my be undo known to "ox-you.
Win: Md hoo- boun u a. mum
on July 1. m converted into I lock
out on August 1. when the rulmd
oxocnuvel repudiated their prom!”
to the pro-Mont sad when the prod
dent rum! to uccompfllh that which
he hid pronuod u. than ell-nua
don he mid do.
0n mm 18‘ mm Ru
cm 30 pot- on! of tho men rotun
ed to work on 181 nun“- under
vlnt wu known In the Wilma-Jo'-
ell-W mount.
Thou minded- on which work he:
not been new propose tint the
an return to work In individuals.
In moot cue- the mm‘m also de
mad that the worker- ueune mem
ber-hip in various company "unions"
Inch .- the: in existence on the
Penn-flunk nilroed.
Ghee the lining of the Willard-
Jeveil-Werfleid moment, on Septem
ber 13, some noubie eduncee hue
been nude, but on my linen the
limit”! in when“. The spirit
a! determinetion in 3- met u ever.
Me need for the lolid support of the
Filth-e labor movement Itill oxilto oud
will continue to exist until all of the
Inilroedo worker: have returned to
work under utioioctory conditions.
The executive council of the A. F.
oi L., in in resolution on the lub-
M “wm‘m'
of our unltinted WM compli
ment- tben’ unpn tho crave reel-t
--ones they hove put my their‘fight
tor the put eight months.”
The comptroller of currency hui
approved the application oi the;
Brotherhood of Ruth” and Btecmw
ship Clerk: for I um hunk chnr-i
ter. The member-chip in being no
licitod to eublcrlbo 49 per cent of
the capitol stock. titty-one per cent.
or complete control at tic hnk'wiilt
be held by the mun u ouch.
The capital in to be $200,000. with a
surplus puid o! “0.000. A down pay
ment of 875 on such share purchued
in required and tho Minno- my be
pnid in rm monthly inltnlfinentn:
Stockhoidorl' dividends will in re
stricted to 10 per cent; profits over
thnt amount will be distributed am
ong dopoeitorl.
Pflfllfllflflfl WEEK
Elton! to love the tot-onto .ot tho
country from (in will ho commemo
ntod during the wet d April 23-88.
in occordsnco with o proclamation lo
aned by maiden m: autumn
5 and Mt no.“ in Pol-tuna. The
Idea. of o spool-l m to be dovetail
to forest rm mention mud
here in the Plane Northwest In
1920, ond tho ohm bu olnoo
become nation-wide. The winning
tlon call attention to the Importance‘
of tomt prouflulon to the Indium
trial and comments! m. at tho I:-
tion md to MW “at. ud‘
points out tht the- which no the
result of carols-mu or thouhtlul
neas do [mt hum. loflouly
threatening the timber supply um
endangering the can: at the nu:-
shedu of small- m: m used for
navlutlon Ind Won.
M 131“ Hm Im the w
more the Vlfloll mm to lot
the week gnu! and bring “out its
proper churn”. In tho M
through civic and other W
by means of the pm. and in all
proper ways. In 1.32 t 13th um
ber of governors “I won at
many cities WW“ the Val.
This is the third yet? that w
Wmmmmm in
rule roasted mum. “you!
wuoonbhudwhhthem u
w. ‘ x. if“: V r V g
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(A. F. of L. NM Son-vice.)
WASHINGNN, Ma rel: 29. —lt
Come one will discover a lort of
thrown-one political superman, near
and prophet he will be richly fewnrd
ed by notifying the proper parties in
The kind of I. man wanted will
thaw how he can eat. his cum and
have it It the nine time. This much
in non-pnninn. The political aunts
of privilege in both parties are might
ily inure-ted.
These mnts wont to get rid of
the Senste filibuster. The ship sub
sidy bill would now be low but for
this device that can block neat little
deals so necessary to reward the
faithful and reimburse contributore"
to‘ "raw . s
‘ 'é‘xerthe Sen-to" I'qu 'delio'ti'hn”
{noi’ he stopped by s threeiourths
vote. But I. three-fourths vote is
herd to corn! in those days of politi
cal insurrection sod tumult. snd the
political scents or. throwing out
"feelers" on the need of mm it"
euler to stop debste. They went the;
Iklde grossed the next time lexisls-l
tion similsr to the ship lublidy is be?
fore the Sonnte snd ore mutating
that n specinl union of Congress he
called to end the filibuster-
Outlnw filibuster.
But thln ls on“! sold then done.
Pint. there ere lulu senator- who ln-
Ilst that the Senate be In open to
nun. Secondly, in the next Senate
more than’ one-touch of“: member:
on llnhle my the to wonder of! the
perty relemuonv end joln a war
dmce nulnnt monopoly and the priv
lleged few.‘ And 3 Itlfl more alarm
lng prospect II that thou mntlnoun
senators. when once convened, would
rem-e to ontlnw the mlbneter, and
proceed to levy hither taxes on
wealth and also change the transpor
tntlon law And the amt: lnw.
To even mention this' prospect in
to unee chill: and fever along a cer
tell street lined with benklng houses
in the lower pert of New York City.
So then why e nupermen. prohpet
end nor in wented. He would show
how the Solute rulee can be chewed
by the new Senete lthout “penderlng
to the mob mm." In one benevolent
and hewhlekered century plent re
cently declared;
Santa: Omar a mud u be
loaflu to the torn bloc. but accord:
in: to an editor-u! typo-rm; in the
lat Inns of his weekly on would
think he won on official In the lobor‘
movement. or at lent & member of
none union. Ho an: tho living
was the In» W accorded
it by labor.
"What u | living was?" an an
editor on! It the um. time an un
tlom lender: to Inform him.
Cspver’l weekly defined It nix you:
m .- enough pay to cable n in
dllltrbu man by tho and“ of
'thrflt to m a. canton-um hone.
flood and cloth. MI umlly wholooome
”I. am his children, enjoy some
athemthhuotuh. and put
landfills by for the ruby any and,
:0" m.
“The man who swim a pick or
m’fltmhullch em
busing-I. sad for :11 he uu- Ihort of
unluommunm. In
rnil hutionmuéfmoupnflt moot
mmmm “nudist
flu. Wembowouoflloothr
way." _
‘ 31 Willie- Kohi. ““1 ' I teren’ Jon-Isl.
It has long been our belief Q; all the despicable in
stitution. the modern “do“?! enemy is the moat con
temptible. Nothing is too low, ‘7lO act too men for the
men engaged in this loathom business.
The revelations of one of th hirelings of the Burns De
tective Agency nre enough to stake!) every fairminded in
dividual. Builin, the spy Ind unlit provocnteur, uncovered
by Frank P. Walsh, the noted hbor attorney, states that
not only are rndical and hbor organizations spied upon.
but mythical nodula- In a“ and ‘red" scares are in
fluted to enable the aneneiee to collect large
sum of money from the frightened capitalists.
Benin states that his order-i from Burns were to make
and throw bombs so that eertsittsdicals could be charged
with the crime and arrested; that he worked for the Burns
Agency at the same time~that he was an the payroll of the
Thiel Detective Amy. He relates that in 1917, on or
ders, he joined the Clut- Merl? Union in Chicago and as
a member advocsted violem during the strike on the spe
cific orders of the Thin! Agency. 2
It is the work of such vermifl #pulin and the vipers
who employ them that wreckunons and sends innocent
men to jail. It is the testimony it these unprincipled,
vicious creatures and their equally unscrupulous bosses
that is accepted in our courts of law to crucify honest men.
There is a two-fold lessonin this for every intelligent
union man. The first is not to be too ready to believe every
story that is circulated about the ‘Redsfi’ not to be too eager
to denounce the man .whcse vision may be more inspired
than his own, and the second il‘thfl the felldw who boasts
of his radicalism on every occasion‘and denounces the offi
cials of the union at each opp'oßunimmay not be the fine
bird his mental plumage would inwte.‘
Above all, watch the fellowsvho “and: violence, for he
is a “rat,” and the quicker you get of him the better.
(M federation lulleltn.)
‘ There will he no contest for the
cities of preeident or the Wuhington
Stete Fedenuon of Lehor It the com
in; May election. let-tin J. F’lyeik,
who wee the only cendidete who
quelified to oppose the present In
cumbent, hee notified federation
needqumn thet he declines the
nomination. He received 16 of the .7
nomination- mede tor the poeition by
the lace! unions of the etete.
Snead“ before the Everett Cen
tral Lebor Council tut week Ir. Fly
zik declnred flat the attention 0!
whether or not he wand he a. cnndi
date had been left in the heads of n
committee nt Seettle end it we: :0-
ing to decide whether or not it would
be advisable for him to enter the
nee. The committee embmed in its
membership Frank Tux-co, Junee A.
Dencnn. Phil J. Pearl and otherl.
\ It is understood a. plan has been
levolved u e pert of the general pro
mm thnt provided would I decision
have been reached to enter Mr. Fly
zik as a cendldnte in the election.
Big Events in the Lives of Little Men
[end inter succeeded in obtnining his
:election. that the position of presi
;dent of the Stete Federation of Le
bor wee to be nude en honory posi
tion end thst Mr. Flysik wee to con
tinue in his present position es presi
dent o! the Stete Miners' Union and
under sslery end expenses to that or
.enisetlon. excepting only s briefl
epeoe of time precedinx eech bi-en
niel‘ stste generei election end during?
the session of the Stete lafleietnre.3
when he would be employed in the‘
field under selery end expenses to
the Stete Federetion oi Lebor. There
hes been much speculetion nmonx
meny of the tredes unionists es to
‘just whet wss to happen to'the ted
‘eretion between times when it wee
;not being put to use by the president.
but inssmnch es the canmittee in
charge hes mede no public statement
the mstter wiii prdbebiy remain as
deep 9. mystery es thet which prompt
-led them to sbandon the entire pro
‘ President Short is sending a. letter
Wontlnued' on Page Six.)
A my enthulinetic meeting of the
Bellinlhun Centrnl Lebor Council
was held last week and wee well at
tended. The preeident of the State
Federation of Leber bed been invited
to be Dre-eat end spoke at length on
the work of the recent State Legisla
, Plum were also diecueed for the
convention of the State Fedention of
Labor to be held in the: city next
July. and committee- u'e elreedy~ at
work min: the prellmlnery er
It is hoped that every trade will be
cranked 100 per cent. and a coneido
arable revival of interest has been
manlfuting itself for some time
throughout the city.
‘ HfllfllNß SESSIIIN
It seems as though the "hundred
and ten" per cent Americans have not
done harm enough in the past two or
‘three years. They have stopped at
nothing to drive labor hack to the fen
dal system in vogue during the dark
ages. Last Wednesday the Aberdeen
World carried a press article statingj
that the representatives of industrial‘
interests of 13 states met in executive
session in San Francisco on that date
to perfect an organisation for the ex
‘pansion of the "open shop" system.
’hnown as the "American plan."
Part of their plan is the formation
of further apprentice schools in all
crafts and a campaign to induce
young men to enter the ranks of man
ual workers. In other words. “train
ing scabs to take the places of work
men who dare to strike to hold or im
prove working conditions and rate of}
pay.” The strikebreaker has proven‘
himself so inefficient during the rail~‘
road shon strike that the labor haters
now propose to train them so that
they will be able to take the place of
a trained mechanic should he leave
his job.
They also propose to induce young
ins-mil! as mu earners
instead of looking for "white collar
jobs." The only way to do this suc
cessfully is to make conditions and
pay surrounding manual labor attrac-;
tlve. As long as the young man seesi
his older brother working long hours
under unfavorable conditions and
small pay the Job will not appeal to
him. I
Propoeed egencies for settlement
at differences between employee and
employers were also discussed. Why
go to all the trouble to set up new
machinery when the trade unions.
the true repreeentativel of labor.
have already the machinery at hand?
The truth 0! the matter in they ere
merely devising means to fool the
public and the laboring men into
thinking they are giving them some
consideration. The only thing thi
class of employers seen is the "al
mighty" dollar. It is no big that they
cannot see labor or the public.
Labor hae defeated every move
made by the advocate: of the infa
moue so-called ”American plan" or
anti-union. It will in time show them
the error of their ways.
Price 5 Cents
SERVICE [lf lAflflH
80111 NIB Pflllffl
Typo Union Now.
Whet doee ormiud lebor went?
All it one get?
Not enctly thet. but eomethin:
neer it. The owner of property or
merchendiee who deeiree to eell
wants the beet price he one get. The
buyer eleo would like to set the price.
Bergeining reeulte. The right to sell
or keep. buy or retrein from buying
is fundamental in our etete of society.
Neturel lewe operete to keep com
merce moving in thin i'eehion. The
eyetem ie teulty. en ell humen eye
teme muet be. but it ie operative end
:precticelly eo.
Workers went the some reletion
ehip with lehor buying employere ee
exiete between eellere end buyere of
merchandiee end property. Any In
ten which permite one petty to e nil
in: treneeetlon to iix terme end price
in top-heevy end dengemue. yet that
ie the etete of thinge the open ehop
per eeelre. It ie childieh to erne
thet the lndividuel selling hie own In
‘bor cen hernia with en employer
who deele with lebor in hundrede of
innite. Their deereee of need ere too
dleproportionete. The employer cen
net the price et eny figure he chooeee
end the worker. in meny ceeee. le
forced to eccept. He doesn't even
dere open hie month about it leet the
'job he withdrewn.
By organisation workers attain an
importance as beneiners which gives
them equal standing with the buying
employer. He is in the markt for ia
bor. Labor is for eale. Terme m
main to be settled. Ii either side is
too unreasonable the deal cannot be
consummated. The employer simply
will not pay a price which would wipe
‘out profits. The worker will not
iwork for less than he can live on.
‘The natural law operates there.
Records of many strong American
unions prove that collective bargain
ing is sound, that it vastly benefits
the worker and works no hardship on
file employing class: indeed. many
employers would deeply regret loss of
the opportunity to deal with workers
on the “collective bargaining basis."
In England where trade unions
‘have made far more progress in some
directions than have American organ
izations. unionism is almost univer
sally renrded as essential to the in
dustrial and commercial balance. Un
derpaid workmen otter a poor market
for merchandise.
The following |etter. sent by W. H.
Smith & Sons. 3 British firm of print
ers. to its brunch manners and su
perintendents, was published in the
Million correspondence of the hind
Printer recently:
“The firm hoe come to the conclu
sion thet it will be to the beet inter
ests of all concerned it every member
of the stuff over the age of 18 be
comes a member of some recognized
union. Our superintendents will have
instructions after January 1 to in
quire whether our wiehes have been
carried out. and therstter no promm
tions will be sanctioned unless the
member of the staff concerned holds
the card of some recognized society."
The officers elected by the Aber
deen loose lodge were duly ineulled
It the resnler meeting of the ladle
lut Tuesday evening. The new om
een will hold office for one year end
ere u follows: Dr. B. N. lecLefter
tr. Junior peel dictator: Duncen Gil
lie. dicutor; B. H. Short. vice dicta
tor; Gue Wellmen. lecretery; L C.
Hinmen, prelate; A. 11. Walters, tren
urer: B. H. Mots. A. Winber; end I.
A. Lembert, trustees.
Put Dictator Mot: was the install
ing officer.
After the installing exercises eup
per wee enjoyed by All present end
the new officers given a rennin; send.
The Mooee lodge is now making a
cempeign {or a larger membership.
end he- reduced the initiation fee to
810. All who ere in Impnthy with
the work of this order end wish to
become 1 part of it cen do In by set
ting in touch with Supervisor B. H.
Short at the Moose hell. The mem
bership of the order ie epproximateiy
800. Applications are being reed at
every meeting. The lodge hopes to
double its momherehip within the
Eight hours for women in industry
ha been approved by the state len
m or New York.

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