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[ailroad Workers Must
Now Meet Supreme Test
Forced by the Employers
Companies Have Declared Open War on Workers'
Organizations—Piece Work Again in Vogue,
While Wages Are Being Cut to the Bone,
Ahd Conditions Become Worse
T lost the supreme test ls coming for the railroad men. The employers are tearing into them i-lglit and left. Not content with
taking away the national agreement of the Shopmen, the eight-
■ day from the Maintenance of Way, the Signal men, the Clerks,
atlonary firemen and others, re-establishing piece work in the shops,
Jsttlng up company unions, farming out repair work to all kinds of
lummy companies so, as tb evade the Transportation Act doing away
|ith Sunday overtiir 3 rates and otherwise re-establishing pre-war slave
pndltlons, they are now cutting and slashing wages to the bone. In
he past ten days, both the M_Untenancj._of Way workers and the Shop-
ten have had heir wages reduced aSfij _____^&___l_t__f de*
Vred open war on the unions, and Itl^flQ *^M10 th*
hlsh.   Not only that, but the railroads show their IconterapPTor the
Igan tuitions   by    making   thesefLabor Board tries to make Its re-
i cuts right In the face of the
P. of L. convention.   They have
< fear that the conservative La*
jbr leaders will do anything serious
Wut tt.
[According   lo   statistics  submit-
; by Mr. Jewel, president of the
kllway employees department, in
}e hearings before   the   nail way
abor Board, on Mny 22, the mc-
lianics on the railroads are get-
ng only 64 per cent, of the meats,
Ish, milk and eggs, 77 per cent, of
Jie cereal foods, 91 per cent, of the
Vegetables and 71 per cent, of fats
Ind   oils   necessary   to   maintain
pelr actual families at the lowest
I of safety.   The family budget
the Department of Labor calls
or  an   expenditure of   $2,303.89
year,   whereas  the   full  timo
taf.cn of shop mechanics last year
[nounted to only $1,884.90.    This
Tgure Is based on assumption of
beady work. It disregards the fact
l'(it   unemployment  amounted  to
' per cent, at leaBt.    Now comes
lie Railway Lnbor Board and cuts
■ven   these skinflint  wages  again
Tore than 10 per cent, on the av
page, bringing the shopmen down
. condition of semi-starvation.
Tho Unskilled Laborers
. But bad off aB the shop median-
cs are, the unskilled laborers are
nconceivably worse situated, * Un-
ler the recent decision of the Hall-
fcad  Labor Board for the Main*
Thmee of Way, large groups of laborers  will  be  paid  but  23c  per
kour.    This means that a man at
class of work, working eight
pours per day, 300 days per yeai
Vtll earn only $562. Compare thts
pisgracefc* flgure with the mini
num, ba.e,living estimate of the
department of Labor, calling for
11308.99, and you will get an idea
bf Just about what the recent wane
luts mean,to largo'sections of rail-
food workers.
In this terrific onslaught of the
|ompnnl-'H, which    ia   being made
hrough    the    lick-spittle    Labor
Roard, the railroad men are only
karvestlng   the   crop   which   they
pave been sowing for many years.
t's because they do not practice
he principles of solidarity.   When
he steel workers were on strike,
he railroaders, not being attacked
themselves,  did  nothing about  it.
fhey  stood  around   and  watched
Bary and his minions demolish the
keel    organisations    and    violate
fvery law in the statute books- in
going it.   The railroad men could
(ot see where they were Interest-
Likewise in the miners' strike,
bay not only lend no hand to help
\.§ir brothers of the coal pits, but
[ie actually busy hauling scab coal
I over the country.   This ls aiding
fie operators directly to break the
of the miners.    And when
he railroad men helped the steel
jnagnates to break the steel work-
' atrlke, they have been helping
|helr own masters to lay shackles
them.    Likewise, ln their 'own
[truggles, they have refused to help
eh other.    The various sections
groups  of   unions  have  stood
Jstde and watched the others go
fefore the executioners which are
Railroad  Labor Board;   with
the consequences that all of them
Bave been defeated one after the
Ither.    Now they are paying the
tonally for their shortsightedness,
the chickens of the craft division
|re coming home to roost.
What Must Bo Dono
What must be done in this crisis?
btrike, of course,  if thc Railroad
cent Infamous decisions stand up.
But not a Btrike of a few.crafts.
Make it a strike of every railroad
man in the United States. Anything short of this would be
crime. The railroad employees of
the country are united. They are
determined to crush the unions
and to wipe them off the railroads,
The railroad men, therefore, must
stand together, in one solid body.
If In this critical time the Four
Brotherhoods hold aloof from the
rest bf the trades, as sure as fate
they will pay for their treason
shortly afterwards. The companies
have a rod In pickle for them,
awaiting a favorable opportunity
to apply it,
But far" more important than
even the strike in showing that
the railroad workers are determined not to allow themselves to
be enslaved, would be a movement
for the various organizations to
Join forcea and merge together
If such a movement had been
launched by the recent convention
of the railway department, it is
questionable Indeed If the recent
outrageous decisions regarding the
maintenance of way and the shop
men, , would have been handed
down. But when the convention
refused to adopt a single measure
tending to develop the solidarity
and strength of the organizations,
tt was that much encouragement
for the empoylers to go on with
their, attacks. It showed that the
railroad workers are not yet ready
to take this'fight seriously. But
better late than never. As one
reply to the open shop drive of the
companies, the railroad men should
and must combine all their forces
into one gigantic army. The situ
otton demands,this heroic measure.
To do less means to walk into the
shambles. '■ It Is time for the rail
road men of America to act, and. to
act unitedly.
{Note by Editor:—While this article specifically applies to America,
it can well be applied to Canada In
view of the recent wage cuts.)
iaiiroad Association Announces Downward
L MONTREAL,, June 14.—Notice
Ik.: been given by the Canadian
Railway Association to the-representatives of the maintenance-of-
Jwny employes that a downward re-
|vislon of wages paid to such work-
i Is in contemplation. The association fs composed of the, Canadian
Ipncifle nnd tlie various smaller
'corporations and branch lines of
(United States organizations.
The proposal of the companies Is
I to reduce wages from three to five
reents an hour from thc present
I rates paid to the various classes of
[labor affected. This means a re-
I dilution of approximately 10 per
I cent, and brings the rates into line
I with reduced wages for similar
■ classes of labor In the United
I States, coming into effect on July
The notice actually given by the
lassoclation to the men's i-eprcsent-
Fi&ves will make the reductions
[effective from July 10 next. Thc
kmen affected represent a total of
[about 30*000 men or about 20 per
[ cent, of the working forco of tho
) lines.
Death of League of Nations and Entente
Is Assured
(By the Federated Press)
Moscow/ Russia—The results of
the Genoa conference, as far as
Russia Is concerned, were summed
Up as follows by Joffe, one of the
Ave Russian delegates, In a report
made tu the all-Russian central
Aside from tlie treaty with
Germany, no positive results can
be recorded/' he declared. "No
binding agreement between Russia
and the participating powers was
arrived at. From a moral point of
view, however, this result may be
recored — the Genoa conference
means the death of the league of
nations, the breakup of the Entente, and the complete antagonism
between tho Entente and the rest
of Europe,"
At Genoa, Joffe remarked, a difference was made between the victorious powers of the late war and
other participants, The victors,
who had prepared a complete memorandum, tried to play the role
of dictators and to Jnm that memorandum down the throats of the
rest. Thla called forth the protest, however, not only of Russia
and Germnny, but of the Little Entente, as well.
"Even the Little Entente," declared Joffe, "which thus far willingly accepted thc leadership of
the Big Entente, assumed an attitude that may almost be described
as antagonistic, and It altered Its
position toward Russia. The reason for this was the fact that Russia, alone, demonstrated her wilt
to peace, while the mailed fist of
France' constantly menaced the
peace of Europe. Even states like
Poland and Rumania, which have
not yet broken with the .Entente,
nevertheless made no secret of
their sympathy for Russia."
In tho opinion of Joffe, the conference of Genoa has led to. a complete regrouping of the powers,
"Russia alone dared show her
real face,"' he declared in closing.
"She alone had the courage to face
the Entente and defend her point
of view. Russia made no concessions that are ln any wny incompatible with her political sovereignty."
Transporting of American
Workers Has Already
Lenin Instructs All Departments to Cooperate
tBy Tom  Barker]
(Written for Federated  Press)
New Tork—The work of transporting thousands of America's
workers to the great industrial and
mining projects in the Kuzbas basin and the Urals is now proceeding finely.,
The flrst party, which left New
York on April 8, arrived at Moscow
on April 30, and during a review
of the Red army there the Kuzbas workers were given special attention by Leon Trotsky, Russian
minister of defense. Trotsky hailed them as soldiers coming to take
their places on Russia's economic
Personal.instructions were Issued
by Premier Lenln. that the group
be given the fullest co-operation of
all Soviet officials and departments.
They entrained on May 5 for their
destinations, Kemerovo in Siberia,
and Nadejedenskl In the Urals,
where they are to mine coal, run
machine shops, and exploit timber
and other vast industries.
The second Kuzbos party, consisting, of 100 workers and tehent-
ctans, left New York on May 13,
and arrived at Petrograd on May
28, where they were given a big
demonstration by Russian workers,
They have made the trip from
Rotterdam bn the steamship War-
zawa, which was specially run for
the purpose and was the first passenger ship to enter the port of
Petrograd since 1917. Two smaller groups joined the party en
route, one from Tamplco, Mexico,
and the other a small group of
Dutch workers.
A report from the group leader,
Simon Hahn, says:
"The technical staff. Is rapidly
getting Its work ln shape. It has
worked out an efficient, system'of
baggage checking, freight checking
and other suoh details, including
industrial qualification blanks. We
are sending you copies of these
forms, so that you ran equip the
coming groups with this information. We want you to get as many
men. to Join us as possible, and put
Kuzbas ncross as a working class
The third party will leave New
York on June 17, and applications
can stilt bo accepted from workers
who are eager to go. Miners particularly are needed. So are high-
class machinists, steel mill workers
and such.
The address of Kuzbas is 110 W.
40th St., New York City, to which
all inquiries should be made.
Moro Aid For Russia
The local branch of th«- Frienda
of Soviet Russia made another
shipment of food and clothing to
Soviet ■ Russia this week. There
were Included in -the shipment,
large bales of clothing and foodstuffs which will be most welcome
In thc famine areas.
Thirty thousand readers cnn
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Get in behind the drive for a
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Patronize Federatlonist advertisers and tell them why you do so.
Polls WiU Be Held on
Friday, June
. The Street nud Electric Railway-
men of Vancouver, Division 101
will elect the officers for the ensuing term, on Friday, June 23. Thc
polling stations are located as fol
lows: Prior street car barns, and
the waiting rooms, North Vancouver. The hours for polling are
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The nominees are as follows:
President, F. A. Hoover, A. Mc
Inn is.
First Vice-president—A. II. Gin-
gel), W. Murray, J. E. Smith.
Recording Secretary—F. E. Griffin, A. V. Lofting.
Auditors—T. Elliott, E. O. Kermode,' H, W. Speed, J. A. Woods.
The following were elected by
.Second vice-president, II. T.
Ford; business agent and financial
secretary, W. H. Cottrell; treasurer,
A. F, Andrew; executive member
for North Vancouver, W. A. Harris; relief committee, IX. Hilchey,
J. Hendry, H, Paeper; warden, J.
A. Woods; conductor, W. Deptford
(nlghtmen); conductor, E. G. Kermode (daymen); tellers, C. M.
Stewart, J, Rice (Vancouver), W.
A. Harris (North Vancouver), T.
Gouthro (Lulu leland); Judge of
election, A. B\ Andrew,
Nominees for executive member for day men, one to elect:
W. Barker, T. Elliott; for execu-
Henderson, E. Hicks, J. Johnstone,
for executivo member for. extra
men: ,C. Carle, W, Deptford.
Powerful French Interests Would Trade With
Germans Take Part in
Revival of
[By Harry Godfrey]
(Federated Preaa Staff Correspon
. New Tork—Powerful French Interests are secretly negotiating for
a Franco-Russian agreement, and
a trade agreement between the two
nations In all probability will be
entered Into within a year, possibly sooner, according to Charles
Recht, who since the departure of
L. C. Martens, has been acting as
the tatter's representative ln America "In all matters." Recht has
just returned from Russia with a
commission not only to continue as
attorney here for the Russian gov
ernment, but to act practically as
Us envoy.
The United States probably will
be the last to recognize and restore
trade and diplomatic relations with
Russia, Recht said. He expects all
the other European nations to conclude agreements with Moscow as
rapidly as possible after France
shall have made a treaty.
Recht has been charged by the
Russian commissariat of education
to Invite American motion picture
Interests.to assist In the building
up of the film Industry In Russia,
and In addition has been appointed
general representative of the Russian volunteer fleet for the United
States and Japan. This fleet has
been reorganized as a corporation
along lines similar to those under
the czarist regime, and action will
be tnken immediately to recover
the property of the fleet in America.
"There' wtll be no more political
trouble in Russia," he said. There
is no move of any kind against the
present government, and there will
be none.
Martens, formerly Russian trade
envoy to (he United States, he snid,
now Is a member of the supreme
council of national economy and
hend of the metal industry. San-
tor! Nourteva, chancellor of the
former Russian Soviet bureau here,
Is commissar of education in Karelia, following his complete exoneration of charges of lack of discipline in the Communist International for alleged attacks on Lonin
C. Fraina, who was editor of thc
Revolutionary Agi here.
Most of the new enterprises
which are being created In Uus..ia,
Recht explained, under private
management, nre doing so on a
basts of sharing profits, half and
half with the government Private
property is being recognized In
vnrious ways to the same extent.
Including oil and mining Concession.'.'.
"The Russian government, however," he added, "while keeping
the title to everything, Ik making
such compromises as are necessary
to attract capital.
"The Germans are penetrating
the country very rapidly. Experts
and pioneers of all kinds are pouring in from Germany tn great numbers and taking part In the revival
of Industry. Stlnnes, the .German
capitalist, is acquiring heavy Russian Interests, and soon will have
under his management a j-'hnln of
hotels tn Moscow."
Recht will go to Washington at
once, where he will ask for an audience With the State department,
to present his credentials nnd ap-
priso the government of the exact
nature of his authority from the
Riisstrfn government.
Rusiia'i  Policy  at  the
'-.  Hague Is
Competition coupon boxes closo
Saturday at JO a.m.
Labor Candida to
Organized labor's candidate for
the Tyeo i'otlach, Miss Maisle Kit*
cher, Is known as No. 2 on the ballot, and her title Is "Princess Vancouver,"* Tickets costing 25 cents,
giving the candidate 25 votes, ran
bo obtained from the office of the
Trades and Labor Council, 319
Pender street west, at any time
Boost for Labor's.candidate, if
you obtain these tickets from persons, other than trades unton officials, be sure to see that thc stub
is marked No. 2.
Miss Kltcher has bcen a member
of the United Garment Workers
for the past five years, and is employed by the Arm of James Thomson & Sons, makors of the union-
made  "Twin Bute" overalls.
Thousand-* of now readers will
Ik. added to The Federatlonist
mailing list if you help boost the
prl/o *money.   Spread the gospel.
Representative of Russia
Explains Rapallo
tM. Philips Price]
. (In the Daily Herald)
' Berlin-—Much light is thrown on
events at Genoa, and on Russia's
policy for the coming conference
at ,The Hague, by a communication
I.hgye just had from Lltvino.-f.
t flrst aiked Litvlnoff's opinion
of tho statement made by the delegate*, of th.; Second Inte; natloi.nl-
at the Berlin conference recenly,
to the effect that the Soviet's policy
at Genoa was undlstlngulshable
from .that of a capitalist power.
"Tfte new economic policy of
Russia and certain speeches by
Lenity," Litvinoff replied, "have
been Incorrectly interpreted abroad
as meaning that the Soviet government Is ready to capitulate, provided that the capitulation can be
sufficiently masked.
"Victors* Dignity"
"The , contrary Is the fact.    The
eneygetfc   policy   of   the   Russian
delegation at Genoa convinced the
oth£r delegations that the former
would not allow the conference to
.beeom,e a Canossa, or another Versailles, for the Russian revolution.
■*p'he result was to disclose a
smuggle between Russia and the
rest of the world, which, In the
London memorandum, aimed, at *
the complete enslavement of the
RM-fsinn people.
"A-t.the same time, whatever may
be the theoretical views of the Soviet'''government on the debts, it Is
ready, for the sake of peace, to recognise   thom   in   practice,   If  its
creditors   recognize   responsibility
for tlie damage caused In Russia
by'their intervention,"
"Did you obtain any measure of
suicesjj lh getting your claims recognized?" I asked.
'•%be Allies," Litvinoff replied,
"actually admitted their responsibility In so far that they agreed to
the principle of reducing the war.
debrnnd Interest on other claims;
but they declined to accept our
counter-proposal, which they felt
was incompatible with their dignity. The Russian delegation expressed readiness to modify their
eloliirj on the Allies provided the
lnttey offered Russia adqeuate
long-term credits. The Allies were
ready to agree to this on principle,
but difficulties arose in realizing it
In practice, for the Allies refused
to lid tied down to any figures or
to mensure the actual size of the
debts on both sides.
Secret Pact
"Hence negottations at Genoa
did not fructify, and have been
transferred to The Hague. The
Hague will begin nt the point
where1 Genoa ended—namely, with
tackling the question'of the flnan-
ciarissistancc the West cnn give
"D|> you consider thnt the problem-may be solved more easily by
agistment between Russia nnd the
flnuiielnl consortium at Tho Hague
thnn^by agreements between Ru,
sin .and each western power seper-
"We are not officially Informed
as to thnt; but we are aware there
are rumors to the effect that a secret agreement exists between the
Western powers which deny to participators in the Genoa conference
thcrlght to make separate agreements with Russia on questions
whioh Hhnll come up for discussion
at The Hague.
"Further, It is said that they
agreed not to recognize agreements
with private persons desirous of
acquiring concessions of property
in Russia formerly belonging to
other foreigners, This was, we understand, made under the Influence
of the rumors about oil concessions
and was Insisted upon by America.
"Qn protest by the Russian delegation, this agreement was considerably modified, and, moreover,
does not figure In the official conditions under which The Hague
conference is summoned. Our delegation .stated that If the rumors
of an ngreement prevent Ing t he
freedom of action of participators
In the conference to open relations
with Russia proved true,' Russia
would reserve the right lo revise
her attitude on taking part in The
(Continued on pago 2)
Defenders of Social Revolutionaries Are Not
Russian Workers  Show
Antipathy to tho
(From the Daily Herald)
The defenders of the 47 Social
Revolutionaries, whose trial begins
to-morrow, have arrived In Moscow, says a telegram from lhat city
to the Russian Trade Delegation
In London,
They are Vandervelde, wilh Secretary WaUters, Kurt Rosenfeld,
and Theodor Liebknecht, They re
ceived all the indictment material.*,
and started to prepare the defence,
At the border station of Sebezh
the train delayed Its departure to
await the arlval of the Social Revo
lutlonaries' defenders. The peoplo
of the township crowded the station.
When the incoming train
arrived, the crowd made a rush for
the carriage containing tho advocates, but they were stopped by the
militia. They shouted "Murderers!
Koltchakists!" The mllltla explained that the strangers wcro not
Social Revolutionaries, but their
Vanrtcrvclde'c Agitation
"Why do you defend murderers?" the crowd*asked of Rosenfeld.
"As a lawyer," ho replied, hy n»i
interpreter. "I defend nil accused.
In Germany 1 defended the Corh-
inunists—'ask Radek and Munzen-
The crowd then shouted for
Vandervelde and he appeared, evidently agitated.
The guard of the train nsked him
where ho wns when Koltchak was
atucking Russia. Vandervelde ignored this question, but said: "Vie-
fore becoming a Socialist I Was a
Jurist. 1 once went to tho Congo
to defend antl-Bclglan rebels for
the same purpose that brings me to
Russia. I do not know the Social
Revolutionary case and will only
learn it here."
The trnin left accompanied by
hooting and shouting.
In the evening the train arrived
at Veliki Luki and was met by another noisy crowd, which forced
the militia back and rushed to the
carriage. A window-pane wos broken aud ono person was arrested.
Homebody fired a shot and the
militia ordered the train to depart
At Wlndan Terminus, Moscow,
several thousands gathered, mostly
youths and students. Motortrucks displayed cartoons of King
Albert and Vnndervelde. The defenders were met at the station by
KHmov, representing the People's
Commissariat for Justice, and the
mllltla with difficulty cleared a
path for the automobile.
The defenders expressed thanks
to Kursky and Kameneff for the
care taken along the route and in
An "official statement announces
that the following Supreme Tribunal will judge the Social Revolutionaries: Chairman, Piatakov;
Judges, Galkin and Karltlln; substitutes, Peters, Ozul, Memtzev; prosecutors, Krylenko, Lunnrehursky
and Pokrovsky,
Propaganda Meeting
Sunday, June 18th, 1922
At 8 p.m,
Speaker: J. KAVANAGH
Business Man Says It Was
Due to Capitalistic
Melbourne, Australia — K. H.
Cpbden, a South African business
man, just arrived In Australia, told
the Federated Press that the recent Hand mine strike was the outcome of capitalistic oppression hi
that country, particularly nt the
Rand minen, which were controlled
by a few English mine owners, ignorant of the racial and social conditions of South Africa.
"During tho war period, thc
mine,'! were worked by cheap black
labor without protest. When the
White men returned from the war,
they found employment impossible.
They protested at lirst, but the
chamber of mines forced them to
sterner measures.
"The Kaffirs (black natives)
were living on plenty, but thc miners—the majority of whom were
returned soldiers—starved on tho
"A grent deal of the blnme for
thc recent trouble was duo to Gen.
Smuts and the 90called Unionist
Party, who did littlo or nothing to
sec that tho returned soldier work-
jars got a fair deal. The police Incited the strikers to use force, nnd
Ihe first act of war was committed
by the captain of the militia at
Boksburg. This stirred lhe strikers to excesses.
"The Kufllrs were armed during
the revolt by the mine owners, and
they now regard themselves as the
saviors of tho BrltlBh In South
American Federation of
Labor Must Face Results
Of Gompers' Policy
Coronado Decision Will Bring: Bankruptcy to Existing Uniong—PoUcy of A. F. of L Has Proved a
Ghastly Failure-Convention WiU Be Called   ,
Upon to Support Miners of Virginia I
ON the eve of tha convention of the American Federation of Lalior
J^-^'-h'VJ-^c.' *** ******* *«<". th«u» .hat .ffleient
medium, the United State. Supreme Court, hae renewed ltt challenge to the labor movement. ™wwe« in cnai-
The Coronado decision, laying down the rule that union are liable
for damage, to business .„d property caused by-u "rtk. }™wh™h the J
ar. re.pon.lble, mean, that with the Judiciary TnTh, huta bf tZ
U?ofUrn'."    "' " ,"""•r,""c!,«" * ***<•*•** »■*•»« tTSatf a mat!
The P«»i'[»otl..g policy of the American Federation of Labor under
i™„ "                               ""* °"d °ther "'.""" h" "•** "• 'Mvitabta
The movement mut now completely change its tactlci er go out of
buelness.   Its labored attempta to' 'that a militant policy would be set
__...„ _. _■          .....   ... fOTth by the offlcllll_ whoit Mla.
rles warrant tho assumption that
they havo some. brains..
It Is mora than probable, however, that the militant minority will
be stronger than ever before but
that the old machine, at this risk
of Jeopardising the future of labor
will adhere to the policies of tb*
past without chango.
There Is one thing that the present trade union officialdom fear*
more than the employers and that
Is the radicals and their programme. V|-"h tho bosses, a compromise can be reached by being
suMciently servM*. With the reds
there can be no compromise; It Is
a struggle between the old and the
new In the labor movement. The
bureaucracy hates new policies
more than It hates the bosses.
When this Is understood many
punllng inconsistencies in the
Oompers policy become clean
Revive Mtae-Hallway Alliance
The revival of the matter of a
working alliance between the railway shop crafts and the miner.,
brought to the fore again by the
threatennd assault on tho wages
and working conditions of the railway shopmen, Is one of numerous
recent examples showing the, Influence that economic pressure Is
exerting on the pure and simple
trade union officialdom as well as
on the rank and We.
Only wild-eyed radicals ever
broached such a mattor as this a
few years ago. Today It Is the
most important topic of discussion
at the conference of officials of
railway unions held prior to the
convention of the American Federation ot Labor.
The Convincing Argument
What has served to convince tho
craft union leadership of the railway unions that such an alliance
Is not only desirable but is a crying necessity?
Nothing more or less than (lie
announced Intention of thc Ball-
way Labor Board, complying with
the request of the railway executives, to reduce in a substantial
manner the wages ef the shop
The maintenance-of-way workers
have already suffered a reduction
ot something like to cents per dav.
The shop crafts failed to come to
the support of the unskilled workers and encouraged by tho apathetic attitude of the unions, the
henchmen of the railway magnates
promptly took a crack at workers
who were pleased to believe they
occupied a slightly higher position
in the social scale!
The miners had already been
forced to fight for the very existence of thetr organization and lhe
tentative agreement In existence
between the United Mine Workers
and the railway unions has not
brought support to the miners.
Scab conl Is hauled by union men:
In return for their services the
railway board hands them a cut In
Adhere to the Ritual
This Is enouch to make even lho
most dyed In the wool selseor-blll
stop nnd think; particularly when
It comes following a long period In
which the officialdom of the unions
lms worked strictly according to
the policy laid down by the giant
Intellects of the executive council
(Continued on page 2)
cause no distress _to the Industrial
and political lords kave been re-
warded in the same manner that
cowards are always compensated,
Gompers, of course, fulminates
at the decision, but his utterances
on the question are childish. He
singles out Taft as the chief cause
of all the trouble and thus proves
his Ignorance of the renl function
of the supreme court
An additional slap kas been
handed labor; as lf for good measure, that pet of the reformers, the
child labor law, has also been de.
clared unconstitutional. There Is
much weeping and wailing among
the sob sisterhood and talk of
constitutional amendment.
A Ghastly Failure
Not a single word in the official
pronouncements of the trade union
leaders would lead one to believe
that they have the slightest inkling
of the fact that thc spineless policy
of the labor movement Itself Is the
sole reason why child labor is an
Issuo here In tho twentieth century.
There has been no real attempt
made to organizo Industry and
TAKE the children out of tho factories, They will be there until
this Is done no matter what any
court decides.
The begging and "good boy-
policy ot the American Federation
pf Labor stands today a ghastly
failure from every angle as It' is
nbout to meet for its annual windiest.
No convention ot the Federation
has ever been called upon to deal
with so many vital Issues as the
ono that begins its sessions'in Cln<
clnnatl June 12. Never was there
a time when the membership wait'
ed more anxiously tor some sign
Will Select AH Political
Candidates in
tBy W. Francis Ahern]
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Sydney, N. S. W.—Having sue-
cessfully launched the One Big
Union scheme In Australia, the
workers are now turning their attention to the next step in the
march towards industrial democracy—the making of the Australian Labor Party the true political
reflex of the Industrial movement.
Under the scheme proposed only
bona Ado representatives of the
workers will be eligible for parliament as working class candidates—
the workers to have direct representation and direct powers In the
selection of tho political candidates.
All candidates claiming to represent Labor will be members of the
unions nnd apponited by the trade
union groups to represent Industrial interests.
It Is claimed that the present
methods of delecting politicnl candidate.--, divided between political
executives, Labor leagues and rtils-
cell-inoous Individual unionists, are
unscientific, obsolete and provide
too much scope for lhe faking of
tho ballots.
It is a Iho provided lhat the executive of tho proposed political
machine shall be three mem tiers
from each Industrial groups iof
which there arc 12) together with
president, two vice-presidents and
secretary. It is idso provided that
each group will select a certnin
number of candidates for the vari
ou_i State and fedoral parliamentary elections.
ln June, a trade union confer
once will be held nt Sydney, a
which this scheme will bo put forward for the consideration of the
unions. It in believed that the
scheme will he nccepted.
Bo0»t this week's competition.
Will Discuss Trade Fnlons
All members of tho Vancouver
branch of the Workers Party of
Canada, who are members of trades
unions or eligible to become members, arc requested to attend a
meeting at 305 Pender street west,
on Monday evening nt 8 o'clock, to
discuss the trade union situation in
Vancouvor ,and the open shop
The Workers Party will hold another social evening on Snturdny
night at headquarters. Tho sooial
held last Saturday wns the bost attended yet. and it Is expected that
thore will be a larger turnout on
The prize offered by Mrs. Ballard, and which was raffled on behalf of The Federatlonist, was won
by Mrs. Hungerford. Tht draw
took plnoe last Saturday night at
the Workers Party soeial.
Would Bring Two Railroad Brotherhoods
CLKVKLAND.—Tho Locomoiive
Engineers' Journal contains a special article by Grand Chief Warren
S. Stone urging fnvorable action
on tho proposal to amalgamate
the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Enginemen, pursuant to the action taken at the Cleveland convention of the engineers
last year, and the adoption of n resolution by the firemen have referred the proposal to a joint commission, which wtll formulate a definite plnn to be sanctioned tir rejected by a referendum of the entire membership.
Stone aska for a consideration
of the plan upon its merits, devoid
of petty prejudices and appeals to
the successful experience of tho
engineers and firemen In England,
who long ago Joined their interests
in onc organization.
Join Workers* Party
"he Halifax branch of the Labor
party has decided to join thc
Wor loirs' Party of Canada, Only
one member voted against the pro*
posaL _. PAGKTWO
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Unity ot ___bor:   Tbe Hope ol tlie World
FRIDAY June  16,  192_
The Need for Closing up
the Ranks
LAST WEEK we called attention to the
fact that if thc various craft unions did
not amalgamate, annihilation would follow.
Some time ago we suggested that thc Ceneral
Labor Council would bc well advised if that
body called a conference to deal with the
open shop question. Wc might at this time,
when the ornplojyng class all over thc American continent, is strengthening its lines of
communication for a massed attack on the
existing workers' organizations, suggest that
it would be well if the many dual organisations which exist locally, were brought into
line and unity secured. The worship of any
given organization, and the ignoring of the
seriousness of the situation because of a certain union patriotism which has sprung up
amongst the members of certain organizations, must of necessity pave the way for the
success of the employers in thcir efforts to
crush the workers.
* »      ♦
For a considerable time, capitalism was
favorable to the-raising of the standard of
living of the workers. The craft unions, during this period, were able to accomplish something on behalf 'of the members of those or-
.. ganizations, but times have changed, and capitalism cannot now givo tho workers more than
they are already getting, and in the future
will even give them' less. The attempt to
lower the standard of the living of the workers, is on. It is not a theory but a reality,
and the members of organized labor must recognize this fact.
* #     *
The workers of the American continent, as
pointed out many times in these columns, are
faced by a united employing class, a class
which recognizes no boundary lines, or national prejudices. The workers are, however,
divided by craft and other divisions, and in
some cases two craft organizations represent
the workers in one particular line of industry.
Unity can never come with such conditions
' •     *     »
The amalgamation of craft organizations
into industrial unions can never be made while
the trade unionists worship at the shrine
of the name of some particular organization,
and ignore the class struggle. The international working class movement is made' up of
national organizations. The national move-
. ments are made up of industrial and craft
> organizations, and local combinations of workers. No chain is stronger than its weakest
link, and while local movements arc split by
petty bickerings and false or sham labor organizations based on a narrow prejudice, thc
national movements will be weak, and as the
national movement's weaknesses must be expressed in the international movement, every
effort should be made to bring about unity in
the different cities and towns of Canada and
the United States.
* *      *
The executives of the trades unions in the
cities have at this time a responsibility which
they cannot ignore, if they are acting in the
interests of the working class. The members
of the trades uuoins, facod a3 thoy arc by
conditions which are more dangerous than
ever in the history of the industrial movement, must see to it that steps are taken and
at once, so that some effort can be made to
bring about a consolidation of the forces of
Labor in the large industrial centres ot this
country. An educational movement is first of
all necessary. Mass meetings of workers
should be held, and the situation fully explained as a preparatory step to the bringing
about of the elimination of divisions between
members working at the same trade, and. finally a concerted move to secure the amalgamation of all crafts in one industry into.industrial unions.
The Change of Basis in Working
Class Organization
IN A SPLENDID   article  in  Thc  Labor
Monthly, on the Australian Labor move-
. incnt, E. M. Higgins, points out thc weaknesses of that movement.   He shows how the
workors of that country worked on thc assumption that economic development was to
continue steadily, and built their organizations, industrial and political, on that basis.
In the following striking passage, he exposes
tho whole weakness of the movement:
"The distress of the last two years has
done much  lo suggest that as long as
capitalism controls tho sources and means
of wealth, the reform efforts of Labor
can bc neither successful or serious.   It is
obvious that  a Labor movement  which
was built  for fair weather, and whieh
took for granted that Australia was an
Island of the Blest, immune from the social woes of the Old World, is sadly out
of touch witli the times."
*      #      ♦
While it may be true that this viewpoint
may apply more to conditions in Australia
than they do in lha older countries of the
world, yet when the Lal-Or movements of Great
Iiritain and America, aud even the European
countries arc studied, we find that all working class political parties aud industrial organizations whioh were formed before Ihe
War, suffered imi.h from this optimistic view
point. They were not built to deal with a
claas struggle. They were founded on tht
belief that by the co-operation of thc labor
unioni and a politieal organization, which was
founded on sentiment and little knowledge,
the interests of the workers could be safeguarded. To some extent thc expectations of
the workers were realized. Small concessions
were won from the ruling class, but a change
was taking place even before the war, and the
futility of the organizations was realized by
a comparatively small number of workers,
• . » *
From about the year 1900, the standard of
living of the workera was sliding downward,
until thc outbreak of tho war, when industrial
depression reigned throughout the world. The
world conflict, for thc timo being, relieved the
situation, but stirring events happened as a
result of the war. The Russian workers revolted and overthrew thcir masters. They set
up1 a new order in that country, and from
that time on a new situation was in evidence
tn all students of the working class movement,
and new alignments, were made.
The working class industrial and political
movements which were, prior to tht decline of
capitalism, able to make advances, now found
themselves in the position where they were
attacked. Thcir activities were curbed by the
'courts and if th* courts were not sufficient,
sterner measures were used. The class struggle had taken on a new aspect. The flght waa
on in earnest, and the old organizations were
useless to stem thc tide of ruling class oppression, and splits and breaks in the various
workers' organizations became every-day occurrences. The Labor movement was in a
state of chaos, because it'was founded on
sentiment, and not on a knowledge of the nature of capitalistic society. It is now going
through a period of reconstruction. 'It is taking on more and mere of a class-conscious
character, and as the days go, by, the evergrowing chasm between the pale pinks of
the movement of thc past and the revolutionary elements of the new movement, will become wider and wider, until th* real function of the working class movement will be
expressed in the form of industrial' and political working class organizations. The objective of both wings of the movement will then
be expressed in revolutionary action.
Ruling Class Honors and Working Class Representatives
PRESS DISPATCHES announced on Thursday that the railroad workers of Great
Britain were about to demand that J. H.
Thomas either resign from thc Privy Council,
or from his positions in tho Labor movement.
In the same issue of thc press as this news
appeared, there was a news item dealing with
the sale of "honors," in other words, titles.
Iu this item it was claimed that thc traffic in
knighthoods and peerages had become a scandal.
»      »      *
To be appointed to be a Privy Councillor,
is considered an honor even by a member of
the bourgeoise. We can, thereforo, take it
that J. H. Thomas was so "honored" by the
ruling class whon he was appointed as a Privy
Councillor, and that he received this honor as
a reward for services rendered. In other
words, he bought and paid for the bourgeoise
plaudits which from timo to time he has received.
*      *      •
There is an old adafte to the effect, "that
no man can serve two masters." In other
words, a man cannot be on both sides of the
fence; he must be cither with the workers
fighting the ruling class at all times, or with
tho employers doing their dirty work and acting against thc interests of thc working class.
Great Britain is not, however, the only country whero Labor men are won over by the
blandishments of the ruling class. J. S.
Woodsworth, in an article produced in last
week's issue of Thc Federationist, refers to
onc member of organized Labor, who for services rendered in tho Winnipeg striker not to
the workers, but to the ruling powers, received
his reward. Tho moral of this is, that when
the ruling class, cither through its press, or
mouthpieces, expresses appreciation of mon
who are officers in the Labor movement, it is
time to remove them and to place men in
office,who are only honored when the workers themselves place their confidence in them.
Every trades unionist should road all he
can possibly get hold of on the present
American Federation of Labor convention,
from working class sources. It is thc most
important convention of that body which has
ever bcen held, in view of the determined onslaught which the employers are carrying on
against the organizations of Labor. Thc Federationist has made special arrangements to have
full reports on the convention, written by an
old-time Vancouver worker, W. F. Dunne.
These reports will appear in the next and
succcedingg issues, and will be worthy of the
attention of our readers.
No sooner has The Hague conference started its proceedings than the property concept
of thc ruling class is brought into prominence.
France and Belgium are to stand pat on the
question of thc restoration of the system of
privato property which prevailed in Russia in
the days of thc czar, and which is thc basis
of capitalistic society. In other words, France
and Belgium would like to see Russia again
on a capitalistic basis. Russia, howover, well
realizes that the restoration of the old system
would be a blow at thc workers, not only of
Russia, but of the world, and will never concede to the request of Franco. In fact, she
does not have to. While the ghouls of capitalism are howling against Russia, they are
seeking to negotiate trade treaties, not because they want to, but in order to bolster up
their own countries and continue thc present
system of society. If the workers in thc other
countries were only alive to the situation, thoy
could at this time by an .alliance with the
workers of Russia, end tho present system of
society, but they arc not and consequently tho
Russian workers will have| to mako some concessions to the capitalistic nations, but she
will novor restore the old system of private
ni-onei'l.v in tho means of woalth production.
THE capitalist press fs alwaya
confusing to the workers. The
report of evontdc'bn'the''working class front are always intended
to five a wrong impi-essio/j, An
occurrence that Is noiSrt all! revolutionary will be branded as the
rankest Bolshevism, while a course
of action that would ultimately
lead to the liberation of the working masses will be deliberately slurred over and carefully hidden from
the public view.
We in Ireland have experienced
this to a great degre of lute, terrain occurrences that had the sanction of the official Labor movement
were given widespread publicity.
The Labor leaders were atacked by
the boss press. They were accusel
of organising* revolution'. and of
driving the country into chaos and
anarchy. Thia was all to a purpose. /
Every Ensllah comrade knows
that (he Morning Post calls the
Labor Party in that country a revolutionary organisation; he knows
that during the miners' strike the
paper said that our friend Williams
posed as the God-sent leader of the
workers. In other words, he knows
that tho Boss class find It useful
to accuse men of whom they are
sura of naughty things. That puts
the LaboMnen in a good light with
their worklnr class followers and
Labor men do not object to be
considered Enfanta Terribles provided there ts not a jail sentence
attached to lt.
Unfortunately in Ireland we are
at the present time suffering this
Insidious sabotage at the hands of
the Boss press. Aa everyone knows*
the I, T. G. W. U. Js still looked
upon here as Jim Larkin's Union.
At Its inception that union was the
most revolutionary in these islands.
Its membership, under the leadership of Larkin, clearly understood
the meaning of the class struggle.
Agreements with the masters were
of no account and strikes were the
order of the day. The fighting
spirit of the Irish proletariat was
fed and nourished In thc daily
struggles with their'class enemies.
However, when in later years
(after Larkin's departure) the
Union developed and vastly increased In numbers, and its treasury soared up to tens of thousands, its outlook changed. It is alwaya questionable whether a large
organisation can remain revolutionary. When vast masses of the
workers are gathered, into unions
it must result In the, reactionary
elements being In a majority. , The
reactionary majority is sure to elect
reactionary officials and the reactionary officials are sure to pursue
a reactionary policy, Thus'lt ls^that
even though the Irish Transport
Union is still looked "upon as Jim
Larkin's Union it ls by no metvns following along the lines of the policy
outlined by Larkin.
Without a doubt the. policy of the
I.. T. G. W. U. is at present reactionary. Every Coi^munlt.1 will
agree to that. But there'ls another
aspect to the case that Is not so
easily understood by Communists
in foreign countries, Certain events
on the Irish Labor front would lead
one to believe that official Irish
Labor had acted contrary to-, all
laws and had remained revolutionary in spite of Its vast membership
and power. I refer to the frequent
seizures of factories and mills all
over the country, and to the truculent tone adopted towards the
mnster class by the official organ.
The average English Communist
living In a country where the use
of force and violence by the workers Is undreamt of, and where the
man who cries "Long live Soviet
Russia" passes as a rebel, is prone
to marvel at the wonderful daring
of the Irish leaders in allowing
their country branches to seize the
shops. In would ask them to remember that In Ireland at the present there is. no central .authority
strong enough to protect private
property. The avorage man who
would have courage enough to get
up on an English Labor Party platform and denounce Lloyd George,
would be quite capable hero of going and seizing a mill.
Who ls going to stop htm? Tho
Free States don't like to do It because they are looking for labor
support. The Republicans don't
like to do It, because they are looking for labor support. The bosses
themselves have no private armed
force to protect them, so there you
We are not surprised at the
Labor leaders allowing their country branches to seize the mills, but
we are surprised at their holding
back from making an attempt to
seize supreme power in the whole
country, The official leaders here
are more afraid of revolution than
the bosses are If that ls possible.
Did not Lenln say that men of the
Henderson type were a product of
capitalist society and useful only
under the present system. Well,
the same holds good of Labor leaders everywhere.
These seizures of mills, etc., are
merely incidental to the every-day
struggle against capitalism and are
not by any means revolutionary.
When capitalism is weak the workers can be very daring and have a
better chance of enforcing good
conditions, but until they question
the right of permanent ownership
of the tools of production they are
not acting beyond the bounds of
capitalist production. Thus you
have in Ireland the contradiction
of certain groups of workers hoisting the red flag oyer b captured
plant and setting up a Soviet while
the central organisation1 to which
the owe allegiance and which they
support are stating on public platforms that their policy does not go
any farther than mothers' pensions.
It_.ls beyond question that the
men who are seizing the mills are
revolutionary. It Is beyond question
that thoy are eager to start the final phase of the war against capitalism, but without talcing a national
programme ihey are not able to
affect anything that wlU vitally
threaten the power of the bosses
in the country.
While the workors in one section
of the country are setting up
Soviet tho workers in another portion belonging to the same organisation aro calmly choosing candidates to contest an election for a
Freo Stale. Naturally tho Boas clasa
can laugh at theso sporadic efforts,
becnuse It is ridiculous to Imagine
that a successful revolution cnn re*
Jsiilt from sporadic efforts of Sections to set up Soviets locally without the direction of a national organization guiding a policy nationally. Now since the national organisation, according to their own confession, do not believe in armed
physical force revolution, but aim
at educating the workers through
the Freo State parliament, these
country elements who ara selling
the factories are, if they are loyal
to their bosses of the Labor Party,
leading the workera down a blind
Of course, we in.Ireland are supposed to be very gullible, but foreign comrades who persist In looking upon the present struggle of
the revolutionary republicans as
merely,& nationalist one that does
not deserve the support of the laboring masses beat us to it. It Is
this nationalist movement that has
made the present power of the
workers to setae the mills possible.
In spite of what any one may say
the Ideas of Communism have
spread among the ranks of the
rebel portion of the army, and It is
peculiar that in those regions, Tlpperary, etc., where Republican
ideas are strongest, the workers are
most daring > and class-conscious.
Why Is that? It ls undoubtedly because they have the support of the
army. In the districts where the
Free State party are In power and
where the workers are setting up
Labor candidates for the parliamentary elections the workers are
most reactionary. There you find
the Imperialist ex-soldier elements
and the workers who Just Joined
the trade unions through compulsions or some reason apart from
the realisation of the class struggle. It Is on these elements that
the Labor Party Ib relying for support in its Free State campaign.
The men that are rebelling against
the reformist policy of the official
leaders are as a whole favourable
to the continuance of the national
struggle against the British Empire, because they realise consciously or otherwise that until the
British workers havo succeeded ln
throwing off their backs the tyrants that are oppressing them and
the greater part of the world the
Irish workers will not be able to
permanently free themselves.
The Irish Labor leaders have
gone the way of all other Labor
leaders. It is questionable whether
they will be able to bring with
them the masses of the Irish workers. The coming struggle is full
of hope for the Irish workers as a
class, but thetr hope lies not ln the
Labor leaders but in the battalions
of the army.
Ameriean Federation
of  Labor  Must
--   Face Results of
Gompers' Policy
(Continued from page 1)
of the  American    Federation    of
Labor for these emergencies. „
The sacred ritual of the A. F.
of L. has been adhered to In every
detail. Enemies have been punished and friends rewarded but the
ratio of enemies to friendi has been
steadily Increasing.
Governmental agencies have been
used to the limit. A peaceful programme of negotiation has been
followed carefully. Evidence upholding the contention of the railwaymen that their present Incomes
do not constitute a living, wage has
been laid before various commissions.
the unions have fought for the
Railway Labor Board and apparently believed for a time that this
body was for labor and against the
With what to the union officials
seems base Ingratitude the railway
labor board now hands out a reduction and the federal courts decide that its decisions are not subject to review by any other agency
of the government.
It Is little wonder that oven the
most conservative trade unionists
begin to realize that the reason for
the contemptuous attitude maintained by the government and the
employers toward the labor unlona
is bound up with' the fact that
labor* in the United States ls not
even able to mobilize at the point
of attack any considerable percentage of its strength,,that It has
no lighting policy and that quite
often it is really playing into the
hands of the employera when it
thinks It Is fighting them.
The miners and the railway
workers are the only economle
groups in the American labor
movement that are really well organized; with the miners, of
course, far and away ln the lead In
unity ond militancy. In reality it
Is only by the continued division of
the railwny workera Into crafts and
the neglect of a bona tide offensive
and defensive alliance between the
miners and railway workers that
the railroad capitalists have been
able to so successfully attack labor
all along the line.
The shop crafts, tike the miners,
despite their use of every piece of
machinery set up by the employers,
have found that the neck of the
employing class is stiff with the determination to reduce wages and
destroy union effectiveness while
the oportunity offers. They seem
to have discovered what the class-
conscious minority in the unions
has known for a long time: that
the wages and conditions t of all
workers are determined to a very
large degree by the amount of
pressure they can exert against the
wage system. The railway unions,
like the miners, find themselves
forced either to strike or surrender
without  a struggle.
The logic of events has placed
the old officialdom of-the railway
unions with its back against the
Soe Influence at Convention
Upon the deliberations of the
convention of the-American Federation of Labor this situation will
have' tremendous influence. The
retreat of labor before the attacks
of the employors. the utter helplessness of officialdom in the face
of this retreat hns left nothing to
which lho standpatters Can point
wilh pride.
Out of I hln same situation and
bearing directly upon the mechanical    construction    of   the   trade
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question of embarrassing moment
to the ancients who guide the destiny of the American Federation
of- Lubor. It It the question of the
re-admisslon of the Brotherhood
of Maintenance of Way Employees.
This organization took in as
members all maintenance-of-way
workers on railway lines and unskilled workers ln the shops and
terminals. It cama Into a Jurisdictional conflict with the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and
other building trades organizations; lt was expelled because It refused to surrender men whom the
United Brotherhood claimed were
carpenters and under Its Jurisdiction.
This Incident is an object lesson
for workers who believe that progress can be made by the labor
movement without breaking down
craft lines. No attempt had ever
been made to organize this particular class of workers until the
maintenance-of-way union did'the
Job. When it had made a success
of Us organizntion campaign building trades unions promptly-made
a demand for workers over whom
they claimed Jurisdiction by virtue of their charter rights apd In
spite of the fact that a building
trades unton cannot function for
railway  employees.
It is probable that the other railway organizations will at the coming convention, insist on the admission of the Maintenance of Way
union and'autonomy for It on the
above grounds.
It is here that the Issue of purely craft unionism against organization by Industry will be Joined.
Demnnd Support lor Miners
Support for the West Virginia
miners Is another urgent matter
that the convention'will pass upon.
There are optimistic souls who believe that no opposition could possibly arise fo this proposal, but they
do not know the unscrupulous
politics that are played in the labor
movement. Tho relief work has
already been sabotaged In various districts with the full know-
ledge that the miners' strike will
be won or lost in West Virginia.
Lip service will be rendered to the
heroic struggle, but relief for the
miners will come from the efforts
of the left wing only.
So It will be with all other vital
Issues. No more progress will1, be
made than the left wing can force.
This will not be much, but If the
minority come out of the convention with a better understanding
of need for organization of the
militant elements and a determination to carry on the fight the whole
year round and at all costs about
all will have been gained than can
be hoped for at this time.
Thero seems to be no organized
campaign for a successor to Oompers, and upon this issue lt is un-.
likely that there will be a test of
SYDNEY, N, 3. Wales.—Wago
ruts are now being made throughout Australia. _ The first general
decrease is 72 cents per week, but
a second cut of something like f2
per week is now threatening.
Efforts are also being made to Increase the Vatfking hours from 44
to 48.. r
Contrary to the arguments by
employers prior to the wage cuts,
the reducing of wages has not decreased unemployment. On the
other hand, unemployment is
growing fast.
Litvinoff Throws
Light on Genoa
(Continued, from   page 1)
I asked if the Rapallo treaty
between Russia and Qermany had
compromised the chances of a general agreement at The Hague between Russia and the united west.
Litvinoff replied: "He would do
bad service to the rest of Burope
who said that only a collective
treaty between Russia and the west
as a whole is possible, since the
Rapallo treaty, and numerous
others now being negotiated botweon Russia and Italy, Sweden
and Czecho-Slovakia, are really
stages on the way to a general pacification of Burope. A general
agreement at The Hague is only
assisted by these separate agreements.
"The role of Germany In the re-
establishment of Industry in Russia
ts not small, as witness the results
of the last two. years.
"As regards America, Russia
would welcome -her participation
at The Hague, on condition that she
recognizes the sovereign rights of
Russia and renounces her attempts
to dictate the nature of our social
and political order.       ■->
"We  recognize  the  value  of
American assistance, but we are
convinced  that lf America acta
at The Hague in the manner suggestod by the recent threats of
Mr.   Hughes,   she  will  play an
even more unfortunate role than
France played at Genoa."
In conclusion, Litvinoff remarked:   "Rusaia  has  carried  on,  and
will carry on, open diplomacy. She,
does not hide her desire to attract
foreign capital,- and Is ready to introduce laws guaranteeing Its in-
vfolibility;   but she  will introduce
these   laws   when   she   considers
them necessary and effective, and
will not legislate by dictation from
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the 29th of December last,
the   great    Italian    financial
house, at whose    head'  wan
Senator Marconi,, the Banca Itnli-
ana dl Sconto, went bankrupt.   On
the 6th of January   ensuing,    Mr,
Lloyd George,    speaking    in    the
meeting of the Supreme Council at
"moved that Five Power Conference should be summoned to go
Into the whole question <of the
economic reconstruction of Europe).
Tho Conference adoped the
suggestion,) and on the invitation
of Italy It-was decided that the
Conference should be held at
Genoa in March, Russia, as well
as Germany, being Invited to
attend." (Daily Telegraph,
On the 29th of December had
filled what we may, Justly, call tht
Marconi Bank.- On the 6th nf January, Mr, Lloyd Georgo (friend of
Godfrey Isaacs, managing director
of the Marconi Wireless Company)
proposed the holding of tho Conferenco which has now ended (like
the Marconi Bank) ln proposals for
a new Incorporation, »
The Banca dl Sconto failed bo-
cause lt had invested enormous
funds In the greatest metallurgical
and shipbuilding concern in Italy—
Gio Anaaldo A Co., of Genoa, This
mushroom of the war and the armistice period came upon evil days,
and the Bank, finding its assets
"frozen" (like those of the City
Equitable Insurance Company and
certain British shipbuilding syndicates whose crash is impending)
came to grief.
Genoa was the scene of the
catastrophe.  __ _  _
'of newspapers.    Alt power In' thefp'aria whose Inspiration comes dir.
direction of his organs ls Invested
ln Lord Northcliffe. No one can
see behind him.
All other ' great syndicates of
newspapers have passed from "the
control of Individual Journalists to
that of industrial and financial
magnates. The Northcliffe and
Rothermere syndicates constitute
the one great and memorable exception. In one other thing tire
they unique. They, alone, voice
the aspirations of foreign Interests.
They, alone, have for their ideals
not those of this British Banks
and Industrialists, but of the
French Banks and Industrialists.
Thoy, alone, speak In the language of republican idealism, enunciating and principles ' of 'ibe
two great bourgeoia republics, the
United States and France.' They,
alone, stand four-square in defence of the "Rights ot Mjin," W
glnning and ending (for them)
with the right to possess property
and, through it, to exploit the totting masses who have no property.
What's the Game?
Nbthing lg more remarkable, today, than this. Isolation of the
Northcliffe press.    It stands,  like
beacon, throwing far and wide
the Identical signal which, curiously enough, Is flashed, also,
from   the   newspaper   offices   In
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ralors and Paperhangers of America,
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4th Thursdays at HS Cordova St. W.
Phone Sey, 8491. Buelness agent, B. A,
Barker. .	
aa Bridgemen, Denrlckmea nad Rigg*"
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Peader St. W. Prealdeat, W. Tucker;
Inanelal aeeretary aad bnsiness agent, C.
Anderson.    Phone Seymour 19t.
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Lawson; reeordlng aeeretary, 0. Me>
Donald, P. 0. Box 608; flnanolal secretary, T. Temploton, P._a_Bo__ BOI.	
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Rupert District Fisheries Board, O.B.0.;
Metalliferous Miners' District Board,
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formed One Big Union for the
eleotlon of officiala of the various departments. These will re
place or reelect the provisional
officials appointed when the
scheme' was  launched.
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Genoa wae chosen as the scene
of the Conference. The British
Premier, anxious to prevent the
fate that had overtaken the Industrialists of Genoa swallowing:
up his own friends and patrons,
pocketed his pride and with it the
pride of his patrons. In their interest and at their behest he consented to grasp "murder" by the
The French Premier/"!!. Briand,
having acquiesced ln that which
he saw no Immediate way to prevent, returned to Paris and there
fell a victim to the equally intelligible and intelligent policy of the
French Industrialists.
Millerand (sometimes attorney
to the Comite.des Forges), President of the Bepublic, thereupon
called on Poincare (sometimes
attorney to the Comite des Forges,
the Comite des Houitlercs [Coal
Owners' Oouncll] and the Association ot Chemical Industries) to
form an alternative Ministry.
Poincare, the willing tool of the
Schneider Bank, the instrument of
the Banque de l'Unton Parlslenne
and the Banque de Paris, became
Premier of France.
Poincare did not approve of the
manner of the holding ot the Conference, much less of some of of
the participants. He did not himself attend. He did not permit to
tils delegates a free hand. The
spokesman of France,; like the
spokesman of Bussia, had to refer
I matters to those from whom they
had their mandate.
Capitalism v. Communism
The one party had to consult
the ngent ot the Banks. The
other had to have resort to the
agent of the toiling masses.
It waa not merely I tart hou v.
Tchitcherin nor even Poincare v,
Lenln. It was Capitalism v. Communism.
Whenever there was a possibility of an understanding between
Britain uud Italy on one hand and
Russia and Germany upon the
other, Poincare (over the wir
from Paris) made some difficulty.
If he rested upon his labours in
the service of plutocracy, his colleague, Theunis, Premier of Bel-
glum, put in a spoke. Between
them—those creatures of the
allied banking houses of Paris'and
Brussels, the political office boys
of the Banque de l'Unlon Parlslenne and Us participating partner, the Societe Generale de Bel-
glque, found a way, upon every
available occasion, to prevent
Russia nnd Britain coming to an
economic and political accord.
Alfred. Thy Servant
All tho time that the Conference was in session there was being waged in this country the
battle of the newspapers. On the
one hand were the organs of British capitalism, the organs of
"newspapor millionaires." ea the
Daily Mall called them. On the
other were the organs of a mau
who, with his brother, ia the only
great owner (of controller) of
newspapers who ha* no capitalist
connections outside t>ie production
Lumber Workers
News and Views
Running two sides here; bunkhouses are, fairly good with all
single bunks; blankets furnished,
wash and bath room. The present
cook is "bum." Walk a milo and a
half to work, and eaeh man packs
his own "nose bag." The crew is
more interested in playing poker
than in organizing to flght the
Delegate 67.
Phone your orders to any of our
133 Hastings St. E Sey. 22(12
HilO Granville St Sej.    SOS
SAM Main Ht Fair. 168S
Htll Granville St Sey. 0149
This camp Is a little better than
fifty per cent, organized. The remainder is made up of those Who
cannot see tho thing in the right
light, those who are afraid to lose
favor with the boss, homesteaders,
and a few coal miners. '
These coal miners claim to have
cards in their own union, but have
not got thcir cards with 'them;
neither have thoy got anythiiij^elso
to show that they bolong to' anything, and thoy refuse to take out
a card In our union. This seems
to me to be a very funny stand for
any union man to take. I bhould
think that men who are up against
flght with the mine operators,
auch as they are up ugainst, would
at least realize the necessity of
them taking out a transfer card
and joining this union so long as
they work in the logging camps.
Heavens knows we have enough
other types to flght and contend
wtth without having to buck men
who should realize the necessity ot
I should like to hear whether
there is any similar complaints
from other camps, or is this only
an Isolated caso, which I hope It is.
I am sure that if any of our members went to work in the conl
mines, tbey would take out a card
In the miners union.
Delegate 692.
ectly    from    the    great    French
The Entente Is dead," say
j»ome. "The entente ls in imminent peril because of the policy
of France," aay the others. "Stand
by France and Belgium," saya the
Northcliffe press.
Bottomley has fallen. Once upon
time, he was as ardent in the
cause of France as ls Northcliffe.
Just before his fall, he began to
remonstrate with France. To-day,
the newspaper which he used to
edit exclaims "Watch Northcliffe!"
There is aomethlng in lt.
'.'Watch Northcliffe!"
- However, the British Premier
Has had other difficulties besides
this pro-Polncare press. He has
had to remember that the balance
o'f power within the Coalition has
inclined definitely towarda the
Coalition Unionists.
Classes and Part in
He can no longer rely upon the
effective support of the war-profiteering industrialists who pro
vlded the economic basis of Coalition Liberalism. They can no
longer put at his disposal the unlimited funds necessary to swamp
the electorate with the press publicity and platform propaganda
which, between December, 1916,
and December, 1918, enabled (hem
to break the Libera I Ism of the
traders and to put power the
Liberalism of the . .adustriallsts
(the beneficiaries of the Munitions
Ministry), to overthrow Asquith
and to I enthrone "Marconi"
The Conservatives, concerned
with the interests of reactionaries
of an older period, guarding the
proporty of the landed proprietors
and the credit manipulators—expressing the viewpoint of the
Court and the Services—are now
the strongest section of the capitalist class.
The old Liberals, like Asquith
and Groy, are, with minor reservations, influenced by the same
considerations as the more responsible Conservatives. Onc and all
they are devoted to a speedy reduction of national expenditure as
a means to reducing taxation of
incomes and averting the menace
of a raid upon capital.
They are all determined to prevent any such departure from the
principles of "sound finance" and
of "individual Initiative" as is
threatened alike by Russian Communism, German "Statism" and
Lloyd Georgian Social Reform,
This Is a soldiers' homo; not
much to do, and not much to eat.
My stay here is liable to be Bhort.
Tho crow here arc of the elghtoen-
oarat "shears" variety. The boas
has a sign on the doocjjf the com
mlssary: "Do your business and
get out."    'Nuff sed.
Doegato  66.
This "joint" is just a. few miles
from the head of Loughboro Inlet.
For a first-class logging company,
this outfit, certainly takes the biscuit. You have to walk for twenty
minutes to get up a thousand feet.
Up Is right—it is straight up. Two
of the crew are interested in the
timber, another (wo ha\e the contract of putting lt In the water, and
four wage slaves, making a total
of eight mon in camp. Mulroney
does not like the union, which ls
not to bo surprised at. I told him
the other day that we had the
Tyee logger by the throat in 1920,
ond we certainly wero not going to
quit until we had them iti the same
position again.
Delegate 65.
Tho Sorrows of David
The British Premier's troubles
are exceedingly complex. It is
nonsense to speak and to write
as if they were of his own crea
tlon. He is the leader of a coall
lion of parties, representing the
divergent viewpoints of different
sections of the capitalist class in
an empire which Is no longer j
possessed of the economic and
armed might which has been traditionally theirs and by means of
which alone thetr prestige and
power can be maintained.
Within British capitalism goes
on an intense struggle: creditors
who have come to the assistance
of Industrialists endeavouring to
expand the productive capacity of
their undertakings, mortgage-burdened industrialists striving to
dodge foreclosure and surrender.   :
.Simultaneously goes on an
equally intense, struggle between
the creditors of the British Treasury and the British Government,
In which the latter is, endeavouring to keep intact the resources
of Its. masters (the British Imperialists) and the former are endeavouring to exploit the opportunity to blackmail the Empire—
for concessions, and for an abandonment or lis habit of putting up
all over the planet that most
characteristic oinblem of England
'Tresspassers will be Prosecuted."
the  odour  of petrol  whieh
vaded the assemblage-
Rumours came thick and fast
of negotiations In hand or of
agreements arrived at between the
"Royal-Dutch-Shell" and the
Soviet Government. Whence they
emanated no one seems to be willing to disclose. Both th* "Royal
Dutch" and the Soviet delegates
were emphatic in their denial that
an agreement had been arrived at.
The American Ambassador ftt
Rome, the American .Government
and the whole entourage of the
Standard Oil Company and the
Standard Franco-American present j
In Europe were loud In their denunciation of any such concession
as was alleged.
Swelling the chorus of protest
rose, also, the strident voice of
ihe Belgian oil interests.
What was all the noise about,
and what is the significance of the
attempt to adjourn to the Hague?
'The Royal Dutch Company for
the Fxptoltatlon of Petroleum
Wells in the Netherlands Indies"
—to give tha "Royal Dutch" Its
ful! title In an Intelligible rendering—has lta head office at SO Caret
van Bylandtlaan, The Hague, Holland.
It has an enormous capital and.
interests all over the wo-'.d. It
has been persistently alleged and
as continually denied that the
Dutch Company and Its British associates and subsidiaries, the
Shell" Transport and Trading Co.,
Ltd.. and the Asiatic Petroleum
Company, are under the control of
the British Foreign Office. The
'Shell" has had for a decade, and
has recently renewed for fly* year*,
an agreement whereunder It markets the production of theAnglu-
Persian OU Company, a concern
which Is, definitely, under the control of the British Admiralty.
These two groups aro, tlwcrom
In close alliance. Tho one, lias it*
headquartera in Holland, tho
other In London.
Dutch Jews rule the Royal Dutch
Company. Samuels and Rothschilds reign in the "Shell." With
them are the Lazards—who made
their fortunes in the California
[gold fields—and the Pearsons—
who took pay for Mexican railways in Mexican oil wells.
Into the services of the Pearsons
went the late Lord Muray of KU
bank (after the Marconi scandal)
and, also, a son ot Mr, Lloyd
The Royal-Dutch-Shell combination hns aided by British diplomacy in the Lloyd Georgo poriod,
ponctratcd deeply Into California,
and other states of the Middle
West. It has, also, been very active
In Egypt whilst its' little brother
has been digging into Mesopotamia.
In 1919, it established two subsidiaries to refine and markot oil in
France. In the autumn of 1920,
after the San Remo conference—
mainly about oil as Spa was mainly
about coal—Sir Busis Zaharoff
and the Anglo-Persian OH Company set up another petroleum
marketing agency in France and
its Colonies.
Dollars Saved on
Men'* Shoes
It is not possible to tell you in
words the real
saving you ef_eet
In taking advantage of our Dollar   Day   pricw,
but   i(  you   will       ____________________________
actually Inspect theae lines, we are sure you will appreciate
their worth.
To make Saturday a real banc up dar, we have taken between
400 and SOO pairs of men'a Qoodyear welted. 'JooU in brown and
blaek calfskin, and all good lasts, and put one price on them.
Remember, theee are solid leather and eall regularly at $0.00
and 110.00.
Dollar Day Price, $5.00 Pair
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Ladies' Leather Slippers anil Oxfords at
Exceptionally Attradnre Prices
We do not attempt to appeal to you
from the standpoint of priee alono,
but without doubt the exceptional
quality at our low price will convince you.
Dollar Day finds us with 10 now
lines of Oxfords and Slippers that
will appeal to your taste. Regular
$7.60 tu $8.00 valuta in Brown and
Black Kid and Calf Slippers and
Oxfords are aeling for &JEAA
Dollar Day at  -yOoWlj
See Our White Shoe Bargains
For Twenty Taps w. hae litusd tils Hal.ii Sttnp ter im anlsr nr
PUMful Oollictttt BKfslntai
Totalis Both Strlkti aad Lackonti
Disputes Settled by Arbitiatita
IttaO Bvpleynoit ind SklQid Workmanship
Prompt Delimits to Deftlori tad Public
Poaco aad luccoia to Workon and Employen
Prospority of Shoo Miking Communltloi
As loyal nnlei mon and woman, wo atk
you to domand iboaa bosrtag tho above
Ualon Stamp on Solo, Xniolo or Lining.
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fresh Oat Flowen, runerel SeUfne, Weflumj Bowmen, Fot Flints
Ornamental and lhale Trees, Seeds, Bulbs, Florists' gundrlei
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
FLOnrra and _. orsbrymk..
ta Hastlngi Street Emi 7_s Oranvllle Street
Sermour 981-672 Stymour SS1S
often causes the spine to
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scientifically relieves the
nerve strain and a cure U
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Hi'dUilwH.v niMl Main
mi   evp
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i.mi'fl of \
While   SprtH'o   Lumber  Company,
Fcrnlr, B. 0.
This In one of ths worst on till 3
In the Intt-rlor of British Colunv
bin. 1 viilied thia camp over Sun
Hay, find whut 1 found van, mon
Nleephig In the barn with the
hoi-tiea, and a root-houae haa been
turned Into a bunk-house, lo house
ha Jyppo-i who are waiting for a
hance to go logging by the bushel.
There are two rag' bunk-houses.
14x20, and sixteen men in each.i
and the root-hmiiie has 16 men itt<
it—no windows. This outfit furnishes blankets, but they have not
boen washed since the outflt moved
ln on the present limits. There art
some union men there of the dollar
class not the class-conscious kind,
for if they were, they woqld try
and make conditions better, in
pluce of making them worse. Thert.
is nb bath house, and the only way
to get a bath Ib to get nn old can
and go away In the woods nn,d heal
your own water and wash yourself
the best way you can, What Is (he
matter, workers that you stand for
tbese kind of conditions? Is it
hecnuse your hrnlns will not func
tion, only as a Jyppo, and not as a
man? Are you going to let the
workers lhal have fought for these
fondjiIunH for years, lay mid rot in
jatlj and let the masters enforce
lho rotlen conditions thnt existed
before the strike of 191G-1? across
the border, or are you going to talte
up the light and see that these men
are freed from jail ,nd tho bosses
made to come across, with conditions lhat wll! make It fit for the
H.aveB to exist. Come on, fellow
workers, let's go. You have nothing to lose hut your chains and a
world to gala. So let's organize
and orgnnizfc
Hritish Capitnl v. TT. S. A,
The industrialists are, naturally,
committed to a policy of British
self-assertion. They must have
markets. They must have ade-
miatc reserves of raw material.
They ennnot afford to become dependent on the goodwill of the
United States.
The merchants and the investing classea wouid prefer, no doubt,
to possess milimUed political
power. It Is not, howev'er—so
highly Impersonal in the organisation of credit facilities and Investment services—absolutely indispensable. They have acquired the
habit of drawing their Income
from transactions In the innumerable commodities of all the lands
subject to capitalist exploitation.
Vor fifty years they have received
their dividends from the United
Stales, even as, for twenty years,
they and their Fronch and Bel-
glum counterparts have derived
profits from mining, railway and
ranching properties in South and
Central Africa.
Between the British autocracy
and "the Upper Four Hundred" of
New York ".Society" there exists
very intimate relationship—of
consagulnity, culture and property.
Tbls should never be forgotten.
Material Basis of Pro-French
Politics %
Th« English middle-class on the
other hand—whose members have
adequate incomes but do nol operate business on the grand scale—
find In the French type of company opportunities to invest thoir
savings here, and everywhere, in
profitable ventures imposing
neither responsibilities nor per-!
sonal association with tbe property, Hence there are, ln the shareholding classes of this country,
tendencies pro-disposing them to
sympathy with the ideas which
tbe Dnily Molt enunciates.
These elements having brought
the Conferenco at Genoa to
nought are now labouring hard to
make Impossible the proposed re-
assembly at thc Hague.
Wo have heard a great Heal
about oil In connection With Genoa. The Morning Post went so
far in Its practical application of
Murxinn theory as to make allusion to "Oil Driven Politics."
Wlrl-ham Steed, of tbe Times, had,
Standard Oil Hits Back
Earlier ln the same year, however, a fly got into thc ointment
(or Into the oil). The Standard Oil
Company pushed Into France and
formed the Standard American, "whose capital was provided
tn the proportion of 49 per cent.
by 'Standard Oil' " and SI per cent,
by the Banque de Paris et de Pays
The president of the new concern
was the ex-Ambassador Jules
It is thc alliance of thc Banque
de Paris and Standard Ofl which
has been making trouble for Britain (just ns will the Schneider
Banks and thc firm of J. P, Morgan
& Co.)
Until Harding became President
the Royal Dutch, "Shell" was
pressing Standard somewhat hard.
In the last year or so, Standard has
been driving tho ltoyal Dutch
Shell" buck.
The Dutch used to be big creditors of United Slate:; capitalism.
They sold tbeir holdings to lho
war-rich Americans and invested
the proceeds in low-priced Oerman
properties—and in marks. In their
greed for big profits, the Dutch Investors have suffered enormous
loss, and there have been some
narrow escapes for oven the largest
trading banks fn Rotterdam and
Amsterdam, Those bunks, whoso
moneyed mon (Van don Berghs
and Jurgens) huve ono foot In Hoi
land and the other fn London or
Hull, havo been huving an uncom
fortable time.
The bottom has dropped clean
out of tho palm kernel and vege
table oil markets and the rubbor
planters nre shrieking despair.
These were the colonial products
In which Rotterdam (and* the produce market of Mincing Lane)
largely traded, That catnstrophc
weakened least the Rotterdamschc
Bank. The collapse of the Oerman
exchnnge has pained the directors
of the Amsterdamsche Bank.
The othor Dutch Bank ls the
Banque do Purls et des Pays Bays,
I.e., the Bank of Paris and the Low
countries, and Its Is, pre-eminently,
a French  Bank.
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Is Sept-ration a Remedy ln the
Present Crisis?
Editor B. C. Federationist—Sir:
Recently, while introducing Wm.
Z. Foster, "Railroad Workers Next
Step—Amalgamation," to a group
of local machinists and boilermakers, I met with a severe jolt. I introduced myself with the words:
"Here Is something you should be
Interested    In    today—amalgama-
H. Walton
Specialist   in'   Electrical   Treatm-wls,
Violet  Kay  »n*l   High  Fi'pqnencjr   for
Rheumn,tIsm,   Scinik'a.   J-Umhayo,   1'nr-
aiyiii,   Hair   and   Scelp   Treatments,
Chronic Ailments.
Phone  Seymour  2018
198 Hastings atreet West
tion." But strange to say, these
workers had the same argument
against amalgamation, nnd even
against the present Federation of
Crafts, ag the master class has, and
one would think that the employers are propagating separation with
success among, the ranks of the
workers. I know ot no argument,
nor cnn I think of nny argument
agninst nny movement which will
bring about the only logical thing
—amalgamation of nil craft unions
of railway workers into one industrial union of railway workers.
This step is only in conformity
with the present situation on the
railways, when practically the
whole railway transportation system has been consolidated into the
hands of a few, who at the same
time control the United States
mines, the steel industry and also
have a controlling interest in many
other branches of industry, both in
this country and tho United States,
Though all this amalgamation
of industry is apparent to nny one
who will see, yet I flnd, that we
Btill havir an element which evidently has learned nothing during
the last few years. It is apparent
that they have learned nothing,
when at this time, while millions
nre unemployed, when there is a
large surplus of machinists, who
during the years of the war and
for cue year after, had been em-
poyed ln lhe shipyards and various
other industries and are noW'wnlk-
ing tho streets of the cities tooklng
for •'jobs," If nt such a time they
still advocate sept-ratfon. then I
say again that they have learned
no lesson from concrete facts.
These men argue that (he machinists would not have had to
loose their overtime for Sunday,
would not have lost a cent last year
and could not havo been forced to
any reduction this year, if only they
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! had not been federated iu Division
'No. 4.
WMIo I hold no brief for the
ollicers of Division No. 4. in so far
as being able to awake the shop
crafts from their present slumber,
I do not think that the Federation
of Crafts is sufficient to face a
united master class of "God's country."
The rollway companies hi Uie
United Slates, being controlled.by
the same gang which controls the
large scale industries, are determined to make the workers pay
for the wealth invested in Europe',
for which no dividends are coming
in. They are determined to make
the worker pay for the war debts,
Just as they made us pay with our
lives during the war,
German workers are down to a
coolie level, and are producing
goods cheaper than ever before in
the industrial history of Germany.
British workers are fust approaching the snme level, and British
capitalists are hoping to gain a
market, by selling as cheaply as
France, Japan and Germany. This
s only possible by forcing a lower
itaudnrd of living upon the Uriti h
worker. United States coal miners
are being forced to work for lower
wages for this same reason. Coal
and other commodities must bc
transported to the sea boards at
smaller cost, to compete with Britain. Thereforo tho proposed cut.
Everywhere we turn we find the
master clnss united on this one
thing—the forcing of a lower standard of living upon the wage worker. Can we, the workers, hope to
meet this gang .by separation? 1
certainly do not, for even one minute think that the separation movement of any sort, is the remedy to
overcome the onslaught of the
master class. While the workers
which I referred to believe that the
only ones to beneflt by the Fedoration of Crafts were the carmen,
the coach cleaners nml helpers;
where—as lhe so-called more skilled crafts, could have obtained a
dollar an hour, but lor this same
Federation of Crafts; I maintain
that the master class, the Hallway
Board in pnriicular. would probably bo glad to keep the ninchin-
IhIh at their present rale of wages,
providing lhe break up of the shop
trades could thereby be accomplished. This then would, of course,
leave the helpers and cnr men to
the mercy of the board, with the
machinists nnd any other sepernte
crafts to follow, onco (he others
were effectively disposed of. The
war has (aught the mnster class
that by the modern method of production, machinists can be produced In a few months, Just as any
other mechanic.
Thc development of tho present
machine method of production, is
hou ml to bring the workers together as a cluss, in spite of any group
of proud mechanics, who have failed to keep step with the needs of
the times.
No, workers. Consolidate your
forces, close your ranks. Do not
allow anyone (o seperale or attempt to separate the trade union
movement. Work for the consolidation of labor. Work for the
amalgamation of all craft unions
of railway workers into one union
of railway workers. The machinery Is here to work with. We hav*,
made a few steps, let us get ready''
for the next step—for amalgamation.    Yours,
J. L.
Edmonton,' Alberta.
Attempts to Play 6sn&
Game in Russia as in
Newspaper Article Shows
-■ tHarry Godfrey] ;
(Federated  Press Staff Correspondent)
New.York—Proofs are piling up
that Herbert -Hoover's "'American
Relief administration in Russia ln
breaking the ngreement ft made
with the Russian government to
abstain from all political propaganda. Every day new evidence
makes the conclusion unescapable
that Hoover ls playing, or trying to
play the same double game in Russia as that he played in Hungary,
when his agent, Copt, Grefrory, under the guise of offering aid to the
starving, plotted ahd organized th«
overthrow of the Soviet government.
The Hoo.er-firegory Hungarian
escapade showed that it is simple
to mix politics in "humanitaHan-
Isiri," and ihe same methods* and
tactics, so fnr ns the circumstances
will allow, evidently are being pursued by the Hoover relief administration in Russia. The Friends of
Soviet Russia charge that the officials of the American relief administration are attempting to arouse
and organize sentiment in Russia
for the destruction of the Russian
A n inspired newspaper art He
recently published under a Washington date line, says in part;
"Tlie work of tho American relief administration under Hoo\-er'f
direction, has .shown the success of
-i pn-Tcy of' 'petie-ful penetration' in
Russia * • • a better unde*-
st finding of the principles ou whi h
the American government Is eon-
ducted senis to be prevalent in Soviet Russia, even among the peasant class. To a certain extent a
'lentitneht hns arisen which may he
expressed in the phrase: 'What'tt
i;een enough for America Is good
enough for us.*
""There is some reason to.belle-.'*
that the Russian people nre (beginning to understand that the Am-
cican relief workers nre hampetik
ed by the inehVi''ni\v of the Soviet
government. ThN process of enlightenment h;ts been In progress
for some time."
MOSCOW, Russia.—Within the
past 60 days 100 new locomotives
have arrived in Russia from Germany and been assigned to various lines. It ls expected that during the summer some 100 additional locomotives will arrive from
VIENNA.—Owners of Austrian
metal industries have abruptly terminated the collective "contracts
with tho workers, nnd or*, already
demanding far-reaching wngo , reductions and prolongation of hours
of labor. Organized workers have'
decided to mittee all preparations
for the impending struggle.
More than   100,000   workers arc
affected   by   thc    abrogated    con
tracts, and indications are that a
general   strike   of   metal   workers.
Is unavoidable.
Workers   of   Pawtuxet
Resist Eviction
BRUSSELS.—At a meeting here
of Socialist delegates from England, Frnnce nnd Belgium, a resolution was passed recording the almost total failure of Genoa, the
cnpaclty of the present governments to consolidate pence, and
the danger of new wars, The resolution also opposed the. occupation of thc Ruhr, nnd suggested
the arbitration in this matter of
nn Impartial authoriy, emanating
from the completed league of nations'.
BERLIN.—The 'Committee of-
Nlne, composed of delegates from
the three Internationals, is meeting here to discuss the possibility
of a world's congress of Socinlists.
Rnmsay MacDonald has been elected by the executive of the Socond
International to be a delegate to
the meeting, and Wn titers to represent Belgium.
BERLIN.—The metal workers
In the .South German states are
striking because demands for a
rise of wnges to meet the cost of
living have met wilh the demand
to Increase tho hours from 46 to
48 weekly. This Is regarded by
the men as the thin edge of the
wedge, nitwil at breaking down
the eight-hour duy. which is one
of the few remaining gains of the
November revolution.
The em ployers ha ve, clearly,
political intention in provoking
this strike, for the amount of
working time they hnve lost already far exceeds auy gains- they
would win If the men ngreed to
worlt two hours more weekly.
(By The Federated Press)
TOKIO.—Japanese business and
professional circles, as well asthe
workers, are hostile to the. int.-
perinl adventure in Siberia, according to the Japan,Advertiser, which
declares that only a group of militarists who exercise pressure on
the government are favorable to
the expansion of Japan in the former Russian empire. Labor demonstrations against the government have Included demands for
recognition of Russia and with
drawal of Jnpaneso forces from
Siberia, as promised by the government during the disarmament
conferences at Washhlngton.
NEW YORK.—The second congress of the Revolutionary Trade
Union International has been convoked by the executive council to
tnke place In Moscow, on Oct. 2.1,
received here from A. Lonowsky,
secretary-general,  in MoJscow.
Organises Brewery Workera
W. MacKenzle, representing thc
International Brewery Workers returned from Kamluops on Wednesday where he has been engaged
in work for that organisation. He
reports thnt he whs successful tn
organising the Brewery Workers
at the Rainier Brewery ond that
Twentieth Week of Strike
Finds 8000 Workers
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
NEW YORK.—Gains characterized as of great Importance marked
the opening of the twentieth week
of-the strike of the Pawtuxet valley of Rhode Island, where the
textile strike began in New England. In a statement to The Federated Press, Russell Palmer, general secretary of the Amalgamated
Textile. Workers, said that, the
attompt of the mill owners to evict
workors from the company-owned
houses In the Pawtuxet valley undoubtedly was tried by the manufacturers as a last resort in the
attempt to break he ranks' of the
strikers and drive them back into
the mills on the employers' terms.
The evictions were halted by a restraining order issued by Justice
Tanner,'forbidding II. B. & R.
Knight, Inc., . owner of the
houses, from, evicting any tenants
for nonpayment of rent or for any
other reason either in Pontine or
Police constables, under protection of deputy sheriffs and the
state militia, already had begun
the, evictions in Pontine. Justice
Tanner caused subpoenas' to he
issued for officials of the Knight
Co., returnable in Providence June
12, for hearing on the prater of
the strikers for a permanent injunction.
This is thc first time the textile
strikers have appealed to the
Ithode Island courts, and the outcome of these'injunction proceedings Is awaited with grave interest
by the entire texti'c industry because of the growing . be'ief that
the whole New England strike
movement depends on the result in
the Pawtuxet valley, where it
stnrted and where the Amalgamated Textile Wni'ke'-s Hnve shown
extraordinary strength.
The families of about 8,000
strikers are directly concerned In
Ihe outcome in their fivht agnlnat
a 20 per cent wage cut and longer
working hours.
"This new move of the ml:!
owners," suid Palmer, "shows that
they are anxious to start up, and
..bile our injunction proceedings
nre based on sound legal grounds,
past experience teaches us not to
hope to prevent the eviction by
court action. The Amalgamated
is going forward In its plans to
house the strikers in tents and we
are now sending out appeals for
funds for this purpose. New interest is being shown hy: thofe of our
friends who have followed this situation nnd money is beginning to
come in from various sources. We
feel certnin that if we defeat this
latest move of the mill owners the
end of the strike is not far off."
The bills of complaint in the injunction proceedings against the
Knight concern set forth that the
strikers who occupy mill houses
nre rendy, willing and anxious to
pny their rent, but that no representative of the corporation hns
asked for tt and the strikers have
no way ofknowlng where or to
whom to make payment. The
complnints ask that the strikers
be permitted to pay their rent Into
the registry of the court, and thc
offer is made to furnish surety for
the payment of rent, that may fall
due in the future.
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lantern lecture on "The Struggles
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Hall, last Friday night, under the
auspices of the South Vancouver
Labor League. Tho hall was filled,
and everyone present appeared to
appreciate Comrade Bell's lecture.
When he visits Vancouver again,
the South Vancouverites hope to
havt- another address from him,
The Municipal Hall had been engaged for the meeting, _and notices
posted out, when thp secretary was
informed by the municipal clerk
that the league could not have the
hall for such a meeting. The
young people In South Vancouver
should lake note of this action on
behalf of the authorities, and get
behind thc league.
The organization will hold a social evening tonight (Friday), at
6262 Cheater street, to which all
are welcome. Picnics and hikes
are being arranged, particulars of
which cati be obtained by phoning
Frnser 397-Y1. A summer camp
is being arranged at White Rock,
and anyone wishing to participate
should phone the secretary at
Douglas 6672R,
New members are still coming,
but the organization needs at least
150 members to cause a. littlo life
In South Vancouver. The league
is the only Labor organization in
South Vancouver, and has* a groat
deal of responsibility td shoulder.
Young people! Join this organisation, and help in the fight for the
emancipation ofthe workers.
Do you receive tb* pspsr web week?
Home Tens
Away Team                Horns Away
ST. LOUIS    •          |
CLEVELAND          |
IMIII_\I>- [,1'fH.V  Nat'lBOSTON
jersey city
I rncloso herewith 26 cents for four week*' subscription
to the B. O. Federatlonist together with uy forecait of baseball remits. I sgus to abide by tbe rulei of tbo contest ind
wiU accept tlio decision of tho judges aa binding in everything peru.n.ng to the competition.
Nome in full	
Address .
Do yoa receive the paper each veekl
Home Team
Awsy Team               Homo Awsy
salt Lake city'
Games Played Saturday, Jans 10
HOME                  AWAY
ST. LOUIS          NEW  TOBK
VERNON               OAKLAND
v .tonrtirvvv.     Tinftu.
I enclose herewith 26 cents for fonr weeks' subscription
to tbo B. 0. Federatlonist together with ray forecast of baseball tesults. I agroe to abide by the rules of tho content and
will accept tbe decision of tbe judges as binding in everything pertaining to tho competition.
Name ia full	
Address ,
Do you receive tho paper each weok?
Away Team
C_I1<_'A<_0 Amcr.
i'iiii,\i)i:limii\ Nnt'mostON
Tbo following rules ihall fournthi competition ;
I. AU forecasts must bt mado on coupons provided l**i]
ihe B. 0. roderationist j
9. Any coupon which bas been altered or mutilated vJq
bo disqualified.
5. In tbo onnt of a Ua, et bu, tho priiei wlU bo dividedl
•qnally botwoon those tieing, bnt ahould the necessity iileefl
th* B, 0. Federationist reserves tho right to rearrange the prisel
money so that tho first prist winners WiU receive mote ths mi
tba second, asd tht second prist winners win more tksn ihtm
4. Latest Arte for receiving coupons for thia corapotititiM
will bo Saturday at 10 a.m. on tho day the matches st«T
scheduled for. This appUes to coupons received by roil! ad
woll as deposited ia bests.
6. Matches on coupons drawn, abandoned or not piayedL
wiU bo struck off coupons. The first of two tamos plrjcdl
by tho samo teams on tbt sams day will bt taken _wf
checking forecasts.
fi, Tho management reserves tho right to disqualify snyi
coupon fcr what in hia opinion is a good snd suMcient ieaion J
and lt la a distinct condition of entry that tha manager's]
decision shall bo accepted as final and ItgaUy binding in a3u
mattora concerning thia competition. No correspondence shelf
bo entered into or interviews grantod.
7. In marking coupons placo crass in column pnvldedj
denoting whether you think that team wUl win or lost.
8. Competitors must enclose 26c with each coupon, wblrlfl
will entitle theu to four weeks' subscription to tho B. C.J
redeiv-Uonist. "
». Ste two capital priats wiU bo paid out in any (■:■<■
week to any ont subscriber. 	
10. Employees of tbt B. O. Fedorationist cannot con^
II. No resftulbUlty will bo accepted by tho B. C. Fe-lJ
tratlonist for tbo loss or non-deUvery of any conpon. l;roclC
of posting wlU not bt accepted ss proof of delivery or receipt!
12. Prises art awarded on tbo results announced by At.-/
sedated Press and nimes of priie-wlnneri will bt publish-
in tho following Issue of tho B. 0. Foderationist.   An soon i
possible thereafter cheques wlU bt   issutl    to   tho   prfct-1
winners. I
13. Competitors wishing for. a re-check murt enclc««l
copy of the coupon protested, together with Out Dollar tt>_\
each coupon reviewed, in an envelope marked ''protest." in
tho protest is sustained tht ftt will ht returned and pris4
awarded. 1
.   H.   Coupons recoived without name  and address  wjJU
be disqualified.
I enclose herewith _fi cents for fonr weeks' subsciiptf- nl
to tils B. O. Federsttoniit. together with my forecast of eetem
tall results. I sires to abide by ths rules or the contest still]
win scrept the decision of ths Judges ss binding In every-f
thing pertaining to the competition. '
Nome In full	
Address .
Do yoi reeelTO lha pspsr eseh wsek7
Home Team
Away Team
_Home Awry J
I'tlll.-llKU'lllA  Xnt'lBOSTON
I enclose horewltb 2- cents for four weeks' subscription^
to tbe B. 0. Federationist. together with iny forecast of base-1
ball results. I sgres to abide by the rules of the contest sndj
Will sccept the decision of the judges ss binding ln every .r
thing pertaining to the competition.
i in full .
Do yon receive the paper each week?
Home Away
Home Team
Away Team
Home Awsy J
Coupon No. 5
The first prize of $650 waa won
by Mr. M. J. Jardlne, 1083 Paelfle,
with 16 correct forecasts.
Tho second prize wns divided between three competitors, who forecasted 16 correct results. Ench
receives. $108.33. They are: Robt.
Harper, 3937 Gladstone; James
Gordon. 1298—10th Ave. W„ and
L. Monroe, 1646 Yew St.
The third prize was divided be-
casting 14 correct results, and receiving $9.21. They are: C. Kay.
747 Rlngwood St.; William H.
Love, 1162 Union St.; F. S. Turn-
bull, 2824 Dundas; T.- C. Langdon,
725—18th Ave. W.; D. McEwnn,
1747 Arbutus; II. Sedgewlcli, 709
Dunsmuir; Chns. Knudson, 1930
Vine; F. Webster, 1725—23rd
Ave. E.; Jessie Morton, 3496 Ontario; E. E. Davis, 2030 Broadway
W.; H. Marlow, 748—39th Ave. E.;
Mrs. L. Simpson, 1958 Albert; Geo.
E. Taggert, 1754 Venables; F.
Wakefield, 3246—2nd Ave. W.;
tj„__vt Hio.vu.-t. 41 js .'.liHlstone* T.
R. Forsythe, 926 Commercial Dr.;
L. Harper, 534 Georgia E,; W. Kennedy, 1814 Cotton Dr.; C. McClurig,
5464 Gladstone.
TORONTO, Ont.—A schedule ot
minimum wnges to be paid to ih-
girls employed In the textile trade,
ln the province, ranging from
$12.50 a weok for experienced*
workerB In Toronto, to $10 a weeft
In the smnllei' centers, has bcen
issued by tho minimum wage
board to go into effect at oncer
A free coupon wllli every dollnr.


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