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Array BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
fl.D03TRIAI_ UNITY:   BTRENGTH **1
, FOURTEENTH YEAR.  No. 37
Official Organ Vancouver Trades $nd Labor Council (International)
FOUR PAGES ,-     ,   ~    VANCOUVER B. C^FMgAY MQRNING, OCTOBER 20,1922~
POLITICAI) UNITY!  VlrfOBT
$2.50 PER YEAR
FAVORS LOCAL
i U. S. Tenderer for Central
Heating Plant
Unfair
State
Central Labor Body Deals
With Important
Questions
The Vancouver Trades and La-
*or Council held a very busy meeting on Tuesday evening, and dealt
with a large amount of business,
covering all kinds of activities nnd
questions. In the absence of Preaident Neelands, who had gone on
a trip on the P. G. E. before the
Provincial Legislature convenes,
Vice-President Bartlett presided.
The status of the company seek-j
Ing the franchise for the central
heating plant, In so far as its record
wtth organized labor, was made
clear when a letter from the Tona-
wandn, N. Y., Central Labor Union
was read. The communication indicated that the company is an
Open shop and American Plan out*
fit, and a resolution from the Plumbers and Steamfltters of Vancouver, calling for the opposition of
the council to the granting of the
franchise to this Arm, and demanding that the local Arm be given
this privilege, met with a ready acceptance by the delegates.
The contract for the preliminary
work on the Second Narrows bridge
caused considerable discussion, and
a resolution protesting against this
contract being awarded to the Northern Construction was introduced
by the Steam and Operating Engineers. Tho resolution called for
action by the executive of the council wtth a view to having the awarding of the contract being submitted to the electors when the money
bylaw is submitted. The resolution
Was adopted without opposition.
Mooro Under Flre
The appointment of Tom Moore,
president of the Trades Congress of
Canada, was the subject of considerable debate, the delegates taking
the stand that they were not opposed to labor men receiving appointments from the government,
but that when Labor officials were
Appointed to positions carrying a
•alary from the government, they
ahould resign from their official
Labor positions. The discussion
was started when the Painters' delegates Introduced a resolution
Which questioned the qualifications
of Moore to deal with railway
matters. During the discussion, it
was pointed out that the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council had
endorsed a member of a railroad
organization for the position of director on the Canadian National
Railway Board. It was also emphasized thnt no momber of organlted lnbor should accept any government position unless he had the
support and endorsation of the Labor movement.
Delegate McMillan, ln supporting
the resolution, stated that it would
be apparent that the government
had not appointed Mooro, because
of his knowledge, but because of
his activity In securing the election
of the government to power.
Delegate Pettipiece stated that
the council should ask for the resignation of both Moore and Draper, as they wore both in. tho pay
of the government, and should havo
the decency to drop the movement
or the governmont.
The resolution wan defeated, and
(Continued on page 4)
ONE-SIDED. LAW
LHe Has Worked
€.for Famine
Offerers
\jk	
Never   Was   the   Paid
Agent of Greek
Royalists
[By Harry Godfrey]
(Federated Press Correspondent)
New. York.—Por a long time
there have been circulated stories
about Capt. Paxton HIbben, formerly of the American Red Cross
and now of the American Relief
Committee for Russian Children
and the Russian Red Cross, the
purpose of which was to discredit
both the standing and the work of
this man who for years has devoted his tireless energy and his
unusual abilities to the work of relieving the starving in Russia.
These attacks—covert and cowardly—were redoubled when HIbben laat spring charged, and backed up his charge with facts, that
Secretary Hoover, as head ot the
American Relief administration,
had interfered with the collection
of funds for famine-stricken Russia. Now tho" attacks have become
bolder, and have bcen apearlng In
a series of syndicated newspaper
articles. These publications have
given HIbben the flrst oportunity
to meet the attacks, and he has
announced that he will bring suit
for libel against their authors.
HIbben, who has just returned
from a detailed, investigation of
conditions ln Russia, has given The
Federated Press the following
statement:
"The statements appearing in a
syndicated article in various newspapers entitled the Reds in America, and purporting to be written
by one R. M. Whitney, alleging that
I am 'working openly for the Soviet government,' that I am or over
have been a 'red,' am raising or
ever have attempted to raise money
for the support of tho Soviet government of Russia, the Russian
army, or for any other purpose
whatsoever except for purely humanitarian relief work, as well as
the bulk of the remainder of the
article in question, are absolutely
false.
"That I was ever a paid propa
gandist for the Oreek royalists, for
example, is absolutely false. It fs
characteristic of the whole article
that it states that I 'copied confl
dentlal papers nnd documents while
employed in the consulate in Brazil,
and had to assume a careful disguise in escaping from the country.' I was never in Brazil in my
lifo, never employed In a consulate
in my life, and never assumed
disguise to do anything whatsoever.
(Continued en page 4)
ENDUED BY
ItPI
Another Railroad Organization   Favors
Unity
Brutal Treatment Meted
Out to Michigan
Worker (
CAM GET
A
Labor   Defense   Council
Secures Noted
Lawyer
Company Is  Upheld in
Violation of the
Agreement
Arbitration has once again fallen
down, and the members of the
Street and Electric Railway Employees have had another raw deal
handed to them. Owing to tho action of the company, in breaking
the agreement which was entered
Into last year, the representatives
of the men wishing to have the
matter settled without any strike
or other trouble, agreed to have
the matter settled by the members
of the conciliation board, which
flrst sat on the dispute. The result
of this has been that the company
bu been upheld in Its violation of
tho agreement. Admission that the
agreement had been violated, was
admitted by the company officials,
and the majority of tbe members
of the arbitration bonrd. Alderman
Pettipiece, who represented the
men, being the only one to disagree
with the findings, and in an interview with the Federationist, he.
itated that here was no doubt that
the company had violated -the
agreement, and that tlie majority
of the members of the board agreed
that tho company should do this.
, The clauso ln the agreement in
Jispute is one covering the "spread
over," 1, e., stroet car runs which
compel the men to be available
over ten hours In order to get ln
eight hours' work. If the men have
to be on call for twelve hours In
order to do eight hours' work, they
are entitled to receive 10 cents per
hour extra pay for all hours
over ten. The company had
agreed to a certain percentage of
runs covering eleven and twelve
hours, and this percentage has
beon rapidly increasing, due, thc
men contend, to the reduction made |
In the present agreement.
Seamen's Lot World Over
Is Not Happy
One
The members of the Sailors
Union of tho Pacific in Vancouver,
and a number of seamen who do
not belong to that organization,
gathered together on Tuosday
ovening to hear Andrew Furuseth,
of the International Seamen's
Union of America, of which he is
president, at the Sailors' Union of
tho Pacific hall. President Furuseth has recently returnod from a
trip to Europe, and he gavo hts
hearers a resume of his travels.
Whilo in Europe, ho visited Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Oermany,
gave a summary of the struggles of i
the seamen in the various countries, outlining the various stages
of evolution, through which they
had passed from the early days to
to the present time.
Thc conditions, in most of the
countries he found to be bad, especially in Germany, where tho
industrial workers, though working
all the time, were practically starving.
Conditions In Denmark and
Great Britain were much botter
than the other European countries.
Tho Danish seamen wcro now getting the same wages as the British,
about £10 per month, and the British seamen were only waiting a
favorable opportunity to bring a
bill before parliament to alter the
laws so as to give the British seamen the right to quit his ship at
any time or place, provided she is
ln a safe harbor, and so placing
him on the same level as other
men.
The situation in the United States
while not so good as could be de*
sired, owing to the setback the
union had received as a result of
the recont strike in that country,
and the activities of the Marine
Transport Workers, things were
gradually improving, ami"there Is
every prospect that In the near future the seamen in that country
would be ln as strong a position as
over. Although tho owners had
succeeded ln reducing wages for a
time, they still held on to the three
watches at sea, and are gradually
bringing tho wages up again.
After the address, several questions were put to the speaker,
which he answered.
The meeting clOBod at 10 p.m.
with a vote of thanks to President
Furueeth.
Movement for Amalgamation Meeting with
Success
Michigan Workers Will
Have Best Legal
Talent
That the authorities in Berrien
County and the department of justice are going to be challenged to
the utmost in their gross violation
of the constitutional rights of the
workers, Is evidenced by the fact
that tho Labor Defense Council has
retained Frank P. Walsh as lead
Ing counsel for tho defense.
Thut those conducting tho raid
will be compelled to disclose the
names of those responsible for
their being carried out Is a foregone conclusion. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., still remembers tho
searching painful cross-examination that he was compelled to undergo nt the hands of Mr. Walsh,
when the latter presided over tho
deliberations of the Industrials relations committee,
Labor unionists recall the splendid sorvice that Mr. Walsh rendered tho stockyard workers, the
Colorado and Kansas miners and
the workers everywhere in their
fight agninst thc organized employers of the nation. Ho will conduct
the defense not so much a_: a legal
case coming to him as a part of
hla work, but as a challenge to organized labor to defend itself
against the vicious attacks of the
employera,
Berrien County will be tho scene
of onc of the greatest legal battles
ever fought in the courts of
America. It will be one in which
the campaign of the employors will
be exposed to the public and the
sordid game they are playing
shown up in its true light. In such
a task the Labor Defense Council
could not have selected a botter
champion than Frank P. Walsh.
Building Penult*
Oct. 12—1350—lf>th Ave East, J.
M. Sinclair, dwelling, $1*000; 1896—
10th   Ave.   West,   F.   Sherborne,
dwelling, 18500.
Oct. 13—497—21st Ave. East, J.
C. Jones, dwelling, $3000; 6—llth
Ave. East, W. Truscott, dwelling,
$3500.
Oct. 16—3336—6th Ave. West, C.
Mason, dwelling, $3000; 413 Prior
St., S. Corra, garage, $2000; 4016
Kamloops St„ E. Harry, dwelling,
$2500; 2342-44 Granville, McLaren
& Hughes, retail store, $4000; 930
—14th Ave. East, A, E. Taylor,
dwelling, $3500.
Oct.   17—229-231  Alexander,  A,
D. Snider & Sons, workshop, $8000;.
2810 Nanaimo St., Blackley & Turner, dwelling, $3500.
Oct. 18—662—llth Ave. West,
Harvey Jones, dwelling, $3500;
3780—8th Ave. West, DMF*rave 6
Kllgour, dwelling, $3000.
Preliminary Plans Will Be
Discussed by
Conference
[Ry Gertrude Haessler]
(Federated Press Correspondent)
Tokio—The movement for amal-:
gnmatlng the Labor organization's
ln Tokio and Osaka has made such
progress since the flrst proposal for
such an amalgamation on April 2,
that a meeting of representatives of
those organizations has been called
to consider preliminary plans for
effecting the combination.
The Kansai Rodo Domel (the
Western Labor Foderation) has Its
sent in Osaka, the industrial centre
of Japan; tho Jnpan Foderation of
Labor has headquarters In Tokio.
At a meeting of tlie former April 2,
Nishio of tho J. F. of L., put forth
a proposal to amalgamate not only
these two federations, but absorb
all the independent labor unions as
well.
Thla proposal was discussed at
the meeting of the central executive committee of the J. F. of L, in
(Continued on page t)
Toledo—A labor defense council
Is being organized here to assist In
the defence of the Labor men arrested In the Michigan red raid of
Aug. 21, and cited for preliminary
hearing at St. Joseph, Mich., Oct,
17.
Amalgamation   of   Railroad Unions Is
Endorsed
Four-fifths of the Delegates Vote for
Unity
Detroit—E. F. Grable, president
United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and Railway Shop Laborers, was swamped
with his followers on the railroad
amalgamation resolution introduced at tho triennial convention of
tho organization here. The advocates of amalgamating all the railway craft unions into a single Industrial union for the entire transportation industry carried their
i/measure by a vote of almost four-
wfths of the 1600 delegates present,
if Grable, who wus instrumental In
Keeping the 400,000 maintenance
cfr way men out of the railway
shopmen's strike which began July
;i; was unable to stem the amalgamation tide that overwhelmed the
convention in resolutions Introduced by tbe Minnesota, Oregan and
Washington State delegations.
Workers Endorse Principle of Amalgamation
Get your workmate to subscribe
for Thc Federationist.
Put a one-cent itamp on thli
paper and mall It to a friend.
What is Slavery?
(Shelley)
"lis to work and have such pay
As just koeps life'from day to day
In your limbs, as in a cell,
For the tyrantVuSe to dwell.
'Tis to be a slave in soul
And to hold no strong control
Over your own will, but be
All that others Wake of ye.
So that ye for thim are made,
Loom and plow and sword and spade,
With or withoutybur own will, bent
To their defense and nourishment.
'Tis to see our children weak
With their mothers pine and peak,
When the winter^ wyids arc bleak—
'Tis to hunger for'such diet
As the rich man in his riot
Casts to the fat dogs that lie
Surfeiting beneath his eye.
And at length when you complain.
With a murmur weak and vain,
'Tis to see the tyiiant crew
Bide over your w^ves and you.
Men of labor, heirs of glory,
Heroes of unwritten story,
Nurslings of one mighty mother,
Hopes of her and; one another,
Rise like lions After slumber
In unvanquishable number;
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which, in sleep hss fallen on you I
Te are many, they are few.
■il I I I I I I fl I I I Ml I I I I I I I II I I I
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Uniformity of Hours and
Wages Is Also
Sought
(By the Federated Press)
Sioux Falls, S. D.—Ninth In order of state labor bodies to tako
favorable action, the South Dakota
State Federation of Labor in convention here adopted a resolution
"endorsing the principle of organizing all the workers working in tho
same industry into one Industrial
union in each department."
State federations that hnd preceded South Dakota in endorsing
amalgamation of craft unions wore
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington
State, Indiana, Nebraska, Michigan, Utah and Oregon.
h the same resolution the State
Federation was instructed to "seek
to establish a uniform wnge scalo
for each trade over tbo wholo
State, uniform working hours and
other working conditions." A similar resolution was defeated at the
1321 convention.
Consolidation of International
offices was demanded In another
resolution adopted by the convention on the ground that "it is absolutely too expensive and unnecessary to maintain so many international offices In each industrial department."
Lobbying by federation representatives nt the state capital was ordered discontinued because "such
activity is absolutely fruitless so
long ns the laboring people are not
able to elect their representatives
to tho legislature."
As tho first step to electing worker representatives to office, the
Foderation endorsed Alice Lorraine
Daly for governor, and tho entire
Non-partisan League Stato ticket,
"the most progressive political
party ln the stnte," aa tho rcsolu
tion put it. Miss Daly has long
been a member of the A. F. of L.
and a whole-hearted unionist. She
addressed the convention.
In a letter to South Dnkota workers, Warren S. Stone, grand chief,
B. Of L. E., urged support of Miss
Daly, saying, "First of all, Miss
Daly knows her business. She ls
competent, highly educated and
absolutely honest. Moreover, she
proclaims a progressive plntform
favoring the Plum plan of railroad
ownership and control, the establishment of a stato bank to release
the farmers and workera from tho
grasp of the big bankers, and other
similar legislation for the protection of tho workers and farmers of
South Dakota. Bhe la the only
candidate for governor who Is really the people's friend. Every
worker and farmer in the State
ought to take pride in casting their
votes for her on Nov. 7,"
The convention voted for abolition of tho Stato sheriff system;
for investigation of conditions at
the Stato coal mine; for protecting
women in industry; for co-opcra-
tlon between industrial worker and
farmer; for a State owned bank.
A telegram of good wishes to
Mother Jones, now 1)1 In Washington, wae dispatched.
The next convention will be held
ln 1923 at Huron.
Centralization of Power
in Grand Lodge
Opposed
[By Stanley Boone]
(Federated Press Correspondent)
Detroit—The passage of resolutions endorsing the principle of
amalgamation or industrial union*
ism was a part of the work accomplished in the flrst week of the
triennial convention of the United
Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Way Employees and Railway Shop
Laborers here, Leaflets printed by
the Minnesota shop crafts federation legislative committee, outlining
a specific plan for the amalgamation, of the sixteen unions In the
railroad industry, were circulated.
Various attempts were made by
delegates to discredit amalgamation. But by a very large majority
tho convention decreed that the
plan was not disruptive, but was
constructive and In the interest of
organized labor.
This action made a total of three
great unions ln the railroad Industry that have endorsed amalgamation In national convention, the
other two being the Brotherhood
of Railway and Steamship Clerks,
and the International Association
of .MaehiniNts. The action followed closely the endorsement by the
Michigan Federation of Labor,
which was tho seventh State federation to go on record for amalgamation.
The convention went through thc
flrat week in a state of suspense,
owing to expectation that the railway labor board would communicate its decision on wnges for the
brotherhood while the delegates
were in session. The flrst week
passed with only a semi-official announcement that the board was
deadlocked. Tho group of delegates, especially grand lodge officers, who supported President E.
F. Grable in his non-strike programme July 1, were especially anxious after word that the greatest
encouragement In sight at that
time was the possibility of a compromise on an Increase ot 2 cents
an hour.
Grable Defeated
No voto was taken directly
the Grable policy with reference to
the railroad strike, hut on all other
Issues which precipitated lively do-
bate, the Grable group was a minority.
The convention voted with the
exception of n handful of votos to
seat a large number of delegates
whose credentials Grable rejected.
And after a stormy session, loud
(Continued on page 4)
B.C.
I
Victoria Workers to Support Labor
Press
Victoria trades unionists have
endorsed The B. C. Foderntionist.
This action was taken at tho conclusion of a meoting called by tho
Victoria Trades and Labor Council,
which was addressed by A. S.
Wells, on Friday last.
While tho meeting was called by
tho trades council, there were Socialists and members of tho O. B,
U. present, and many questions
were asked. The resolution, which
was presented and carried, reads ns
followa:
"Resolved, that this mooting Is
of tho opinion that it Is a vital
necessity lo support tho Labor
press, and pledges Itself to do all
In Its power to boost Tho B C.
Fedorationist."
Another meeting In support of
Tho Federationist was held in Nanaimo on Sunday evening, when
the same speaker dealt with the
need of the working class press in
tho bringing nbout of unity in the
working class movement. This
meeting was even better attended
than tho Victoria gathering, and
the samo measure of support offered to tho paper. At both meetings tho questions asked showed
that tho Impossible Marxian Monks
woro ln attendance, and were slill
Imbued with the fatalistic philosophy whicli has stultified tho working class movement on tho coast
for a number of years. Tho spenker at both meetings pointod out
that revolutionary action did not
consist of talk, but action was necessary, and that this action on the
part of tho workers could bo fostered In tho trado or Industrial
movoment.
Investigation Is Demanded by Victimized
Worker
(By the Federated Press)
Detroit—Third degree methodi
used by feedral operatives on the
Labor men arrested In the Michigan red raid on the night of Aug.
21, are set forth In an affidavit
sworn to by C^ril Lambkin, Detroit, .
one of thoeo maltreated in the
county jail at St. Joseph and since
released on $10,000 ball. The affidavit, to be forwarded to Governor
Groesbeck with a demand tor investigation of jail conditions, and
practices In Berrien county, reads
In part:
"I, Cyril lambkin, being., first
duly sworn, depose and say a* follows: "I am a citizen of the United
States, and have been a resident of
the State of Michigan for nearly
10 years. I am a public accountant by profession.
"On the 22nd day of August,
1922, at Brldgman, Mich., 1 was
arrested by a group of men led by
ono whose name I subsequently ascertained to be Spolansky.   - _
(Spolansky is a department of
justice stool pigeon who has passed
himself oft at various times as a
member of the Socialist and other
radical parties). .    .       >
"The following day, Aug. 23,
while confined in Herrin county
jail, Spolansky personally called
me downstairs to the sheriffs .office
In the rear on the ground floor.
While passing through a doorway,
before a single question was asked
of me, I was struck a blow on tl»
right hip by someone whose name
I do not know. The flrst night it
pained so that I was unable, to
sleep. Atter this blow was struck,
and while in pain and apprehension, I was pushed into an adjoining room and ordered by Spolansky
to take oft my glasses.
"I found myself alone among
five or six federal agents or deputies, who Immediately began firing
questions at me. I answered all
formal questions, but in view of the
treatment I had already received, .
I stated that I must decline to answer any other questions except tn
the presence of an attorney. I was
thereupon slapped In the face by
one whom I believe to be Mr. Wolff
and flung about ten feet clear into
the next room, whore I landed
prostrate on the floor. Then I was
ordered to rise. I found myself
unablo to do so. Mr. Wolff then
pulled me by my hair, attempting
in this manner to raise me from
the floor.
"When I was again upon my feet
Mr. Spolnnaky gratuitously lnrorm- .
ed me that this was really no beating at all, but that soon a certain
Sergt. McDonough would get hold
of mo, and I would then know what
it meant to bo really beaten. He
also advised me to remember that
I wan not in Detroit, but in n farm
county nnd that a nice farmer Jury
would be fixed which would positively convict me. He said that I
would bo sont up for five years. I
was then sent back t0 tho cell. ,At
no time did 1 offer nny resistance."
Lnmbkin also swears that ho
could not got his travelling bag
when released on ball, the deputy
sheriff saying that tho federal agent
would havo to be scon, although
tho men arrested aro being held
under state criminal syndicalism
charges.
PILE DIERS
ARE ORGANIZING
j Over Forty Members Join
Up in Less Than
a Week
Organizer Yule, of the Pilo Drivers, Bridge, Wharf and Dock Builders, Local 2404, of the U. B. of C.
and J., reports that over forty men
have signed up with the organization In less than a week, nnd that
the prospects oro good. A apodal
moeting has been called for Sundny
afternoon nt 1:30, and all men who
follow pilo driving or dock work
are requested to attend. In addition to lho tnsk of organizing the
dock workera, Organizer Yule la
aiding the Steam and Operating
Engineers, and men following the
latter occupation wishing to enroll
In tho International organization,
can do so by calling to seo the organizer, at room 307—319 Pender
Street West.
Oakland, Cal.—Kathryn MHIor,
University of California student,
and daughter of a wealthy icecream king, has completed a two-
day "perfectly lovely" jail sentence for speeding at 40 miles an
hour through tho city Btrccts. Miss
Miller had special food, a spoclnl
room ond all kinds of attention,
sympathy and publicity. This Is
tho same Jail the conditions of
which nearly killed Anita Whitney
whon sho had to stay there pending
her conviction for criminal syndicalism,"
Try your neighbor for a subscription.
Unemployed Meet
The unemployed of Vancouver
held a meeting at 319 Pender Street .
West on Sunday last, and it waa
decided that there should bc another meeting on Sunday, the 22nd.
Tho time and place of moeting will
be advertised In the local press.
Pcttlploec to Speak
Alderman R. P. Pettlplece will
ho the speaker at a mooting under
the auspices of tho Federated Labor
Parly on Sunday night In tho F.
L, P. hall, 148 Cordova Streot West.
HIS subject will be "The Value
of Political Action." Arrangements
havo boon mado for R. H. Neelanda and S. Guthrie, members o\
tho Provincial Legislature, to speak
on Sunday. Oct. 29. PAGE TWO
poi-hteextk ____. __ n BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST vancouv
BR, B. C
PBIDAY October 20,  1922
BBiriSH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST
Published every Friday morning- by The B. C.
Federatlonist, Limited
Business Oilice:    112. Howe Street
Editorial Onice:    P.oom 300, 319 Pender Street West
Editorial Board:    P. R. Bensough, R.' II. Neelands,
J. M. Clark, Georse<Bartley.
Subscription Bates: United States and Foreign, $3.00
por year: Canada, J2.50 per year, $1.50 for ai*
months; to Unions subscribing ln a body, 16c per
member per month.
I'nit)' of Lalior:   Thc Hope ut (lie World
FRIDAY October 20,   1922
Dual Unions and Unity
T IKK all other industrial centres, Vuneouver
a- has a situation in the labor movemont that
warrants serious thought. There arc dual
unions, and still more, organizations which are
neither one thing nor the other. Tho trade
union movement is split from top to bottom
and crosswise. Yet the labor movement is made
up of men who work in the same industries.
They suffer the same tribulations and meet
with the same opposition from thcir employers.
To see thom going to. work in a morning, no
one would think that there was any difference
between them. As they return to their homes
at night they all wear the same weary and dejected look. They are all slaves of capitalism
and subject to its merciless exploitation.
* *      »
When they arc out of work, the slaves of
the modern master elass line up in the same
bread lines. They adopt the same tactics to
secure the necessities of life, they whine together and in some cases revolt as one and
cause their masters concern, but they will not
see that they must get together in order to
fight a common enemy.
* *       9
The cry in labor circles is for amalgamation
and closer organization. Yet we find two, and
sometimes even more than-two organizations,
attempting to organize the workers in one
eraft. Is it not pitiful to see thc wasted energy
and effort put forth by the members of these
organizations in the attempt to get the better
of one another while their interests lie in getting together in order to fight a common foe,
the master elass?
* ¥       *
The amalgamation of craft unions is sought
for, but this cannot come while there arc dual
organizations in onc craft. Industrial organization iB the natural development of industry,
but while it is not only in line with evolution
and most desirable, thc organisation of the
workers by industry is retarded by thc craft
idcalogy of the members of the craft unions.
In Vancouver, thc effort has been made to
bring the workers together through thc Central
Labor Council, but there aro some unions
which cannot join that organization beeause of
the fact that they are dual unions. They do
not like these terms. They claim that their
members are as good trade unionists as the
members of the recognized organizations, but
are they as good as they should be? If they
are what they contend they are, why do they
not seek to bring about the unity of the members of the working class wliich follow thc respective crafts which their organizations represent. They are as good as their actions show
them to be and, from a working-clas viewpoint,
their goodness is not very, noticeable. Their
idealism may be, to them, a very serious question, but craft idealism is not practical in a
world which is built on human slavery. Th«
only idealism which is of any value to the
working-class movement is inspired by the
spirit of revolt aaginst the misery which the
capitalistic system plunges thc workers into,
and that idealism can only be expressed by thc
efforts which are put forth to brii-g the workers together so that a common goal may be
secured.
»     •     »
The elimination of loeal dual unions is the
first step to unity. Amalgamation, and all that
will follow a realization of the common need
and enemy, can never bc achieved so long as
thc workers are split by petty differences and
false ideals. Some organizations imagine that
they arc the only road to thc goal sought by
the workers, but thc fact remains that it is not
for the organizations, but the workers themselves, who can achieve solidarity, and just as
long as they are dominated by thet fetishes of
certain rules and regulations, there will bc no
unity in working-class ranks. Vancouver needs
at this time a united labor movement. This
cannot be achieved with dual unionism, but can
only come by the bringing together of thc
workers in the closest form of organization,
and to achieve this object, the dual unions
must be eliminated and thcir members absorbed
by the recognized and stronger labor unions.
It may even be iii some cases, that in a numerical sense, the recognized unions aro the
weaker, but as they arc part o'f tho labor
movement of the continent, they arc thc stronger iii spite of their numerical weakness. Carpenters arc carpenters, engineers are engineers,
and Iheir masters recognize (hem as such, yet
they divide themselves und fight while thcir
masters chuckle. It it not time that this foolishness was put a stop lo and the workers milking effort to secure even greater intensification
of their organizations so that they may accomplish that which has never yet bcen attempted,
except in Russia, the freeing of thc slaves from
capitalistic exploitation? In the meantime
dual unions play the bosses' game by providing
an excuse for dues' dodgers.
Lumber Workers' Wages and
Cost of Living
1111K Pacific Coast Lumberman, official organ
■ of thc timber barons of B. C., bus stopped
out into economies. It has discovered a wonderful "truth." Referring to thc priee in the
cost of living in July over thc month of June,
this journal states that "the rise in foods and
other necessaries is always the result of a big
strike movement." In instances there may tic
truth in this statement For instance, wben
the transportation or fuel Industries arc tied
up, and the means of produetion aro thus curtailed and hampered, (lie price of necessities
may go up, but Ibis does not explain why the
prices have gone up to lhe extent which Ihey
have since .11)14.
••'■;»•
r.iiiiilly thc rise in the priees of necessities
the cause of strikes.   Workers arc, as a re
sult of increased prices, faced with a reduced
standard of living, and they endeavor to retain that which they have had in the past. They
strike, and in many cases are beaten, and in
spite of their efforts their standard of living
is reduced.
*      *      ¥
Some of our pure and simple friends, who
read Marx without understanding, will say,
then why the strikes if the standard of living
is reduced in spite of the cforts put forth by
the workers to resist encroachments? Their
wisdom is like unto that of the writer or finder
of the "truth" referred to above. They have
not recognized that thc human element enters
into the situation and that thc same force whieh
compels the worker to strike against a lower
standard of living is a force whicli also compels thc master elass to recognize that it cannot
go too far or the result of their actions may be
moro costly than it would be to pay the wages
demanded by the organized workers. Wc
niight also point out, that were the workers organized to the fullest possible extent, that they
eould take advantage of the market and secure
the increase in wages which the cost of hay
and oats warrants, while at the same time they
would bc preparing and fitting themselves for
even a greater mission. In the meantime the
cost of living has gone np and the lumberjack's wages are down because ho is not organized.
The British Political Situation
"jiHK political situation is causing great con-
1 ecm in Great Britain. The Lloyd George
coalition has gone, but even in its dying moments it did not forget the purposes for
which it was formed, and that is thc exploitation of the workers and the keping of them in
subjection and driving them to fight their
masters' battles.
* *      *
It is extremely funny to read that the members of the late British Cabinet are complaining
of the misrepresentation of their administration, especially in view of thc fact that they
misrepresented the facts to thc workers in
those days in 1914 and following years when
they were sending the members of the producing class to their death on thc battle fields
which had been selected on which to decide
who was to reign supreme in the commercial
world.
* *      *
Austen Chamberlain, a worthy son of a
worthy father, and a worthy representative of
the ruling elass, stccpod in the philosophy of
the master class from which he sprang, fears
labor. Ho has sent forth an appeal to the
beneficiaries of the present system to close up
the ranks and not to show the workers that a
split is taking place in the ranks ofthe political
henchmen of thc ruling class of Great Britain.
* *      *
The Minister of Labor, T. J. McNamara, lias
also sounded a warning to his followers that
would indicate that thc labor forces are causing considerable heartburnings in the ranks of
the men who dominate the lives of millions of
slaves of every race, creed and color. He has-
suggested that attention might be better paid
to the mcancing appeals of Socialistic doctrine
than to the anti-coalition agitation. He has
even gone so far as to state that he is apprehensive for.labor and the country.
* *      •
When wc hear of a capitalistic representative
expressing fear for labor, we naturally wonder
what he fears "for labor." It certainly is not
that he fears that labor will be more oppressed,
for it is the system wliich he stands for wliich
is thc cause of the misery of the working
class. The Lloyd George gang has sent thousands upon thousands to thcir doom. The same
outfit has brought chaos to the country, as
witness the many thousands of hungry and
homeless slaves who drag out a miserable existence in the British Isles. Then what is it he
"fears for labor"? It is the fear that labor
will unite and wipe out the class, which by its
politieal power, enslaves them. It is the fear of
a ruling class which is attempting to stem the
tide of revolution and change. Fearful of the
future, blinded by the past, thc master class
of the British Isles is today spiring a new
alignment in order to stem the rising tide of
discontent. It seeks to hold on to the power
whicli it now holds over the wealth producers,
but the fears of McNamara and Austin Chamberlain will in due time be realized, for thc
workers will throw their present masters off
their backs and take the reins of power and
reign in a kingdom which knows no slavery and
only thc power and kingdom of the working
class. This is their historic mission and they
are slowly but surely organizing for that,
purpose.
Premier Oliver has quit railroad building,
finding the work too strenuous for him. We
wonder why he docs not accept some of his
own advice and get baek to the land. He
might bo useful there.
"Cold Storage Is Need of Growers" is the
heading given to aiijyticlc in a local paper
dealing with the difficulty of farmers marketing their crops. We imagined that it was markets which were needed and that the workers'
stomachs would make an excellent storage for
the products of the farmers, while thc products
of the city workers would bc more than welcome to the farmers. But then what is thc use,
wc live under capitalism, and not in Russia.
A "Labor" paper, published in the East, has
a platform. It docs not like the radicals in
thc working-class movement. Wc will not,
however, refer to this paper by name, as there
are too many aspiring sheets wliich would be
glad to bo advertised in thc columns of the
Federationist without eost. Thoy adopt various attitudes to achieve thcir object, but mostly that adopt the abusive; but they fail in
their object. But this particular sheet has
four beliefs and six "stands." It says wo believe in four places and that it stands for six
objectives. One of tho "believes" is as follows:
"Webclievlin a wago system based
based on the skill and energy of thc workman, insuring tho   advancement   of   the
competent and stimulnitng tho less skillful
to greater efforts.   We include in  this  a
minimum scale for workmen."
We would suggest that this paper, which is
published in Hamilton, Ontario, should go the
whole hog and state that it believes is human
slavery, and get its pap from the class which
its policy supports and not masquerade under
the guise of Labor.
[The opinions and Ideas expressed' 'spite of past mistakes, persist in
by correspondents are not nec^a-. the snme tactics in tho future?
~ * One thing that must bo adopted
fs a spirit ot tolerance, a respect
for if not In agreement with, tho
other fellow's opinion.
To drive such men as J, S.
Woodsworth out of B. C, where
they are needed equally aB much
If not more than "Winnipeg, is but
to further Vealten : the fighting
forces here.
There is an imperative need for
a code of ethics, so that when a
movement Is built, it will be a
movement with &"soul. Lot us sink
the past, save only as a guido for
the future, be big enough to admit
of mistakes in the past, drop that
spirit of spite, jealousy, and revenge working together in an unselfish spirit, in the Interests of
tho working masses, and build up
a movemont that will bo dominated
by the rank and file, and not dictated to by a few leaders, so-called,
often self-appointod.
Unemployment win in all probability, become moro intensified as
time goes on, it thorofore behooves
the workers to unite and demand
from the present system the elementary needs of life for all able
and willing to work as well as those
cm-.
sarily endorsed by The Fo0erUiort-
Ist, and no responsibility for the
views expressed is accepted by tlie
management.] ' [ ■ >°- ;
Canadian Government Marino
Editor B, c. Federationist—Sir:
The conditions aboard the Canadian
government merchant marine limited ships, are rapidly going back
to the dark ages, according to the
report of the crow of each ship returning to Vancouver. Tho last
three ships that have arrived in
port, namely, Canadian Prospector,
Canadian Winner and Canadian
Farmer have all had complaints of
the shortage of food served to the
crow. When one considers that
the men on these ships do not receivo eggs of any description, from
the date of engagement till the date
of discharge; fn fact, when some
of the ships are ln the Orient, eggs
can be had for approximately 16o
a dozen, but the stewards dare not
get them, or it would mean a very
severe reprimand, or be dismissed
There fs a scale of provisions put
on the articles of each ship each
time that tho ship signs for a new
nffrn_m_nt        __:__       _ . .        «'»w   ".'""B   tu  n _i _. __ w _H us  inu-.i:
*-_e_?-tt*_-*-?_  " M"! <° <™rk,  This is one point
voguo for the last twenty years to
my knowledge. Here is some of
the Items that the erews have to
exist on while at sea: Flsh, three-
quarter pounds per man per week;
tea, 1% oz. per week per man; sugar, 1% lbs. per week per man;
milk, 1-3 of- a Ib. per week per
man. Under a scale of provisions
Hke this, is lt any wonder that
these men are so susceptible to the
most terrible of diseases.
There are two unions in Vancou
ver which should try and help the
crews of these "ships to get condl
tions worth living for. But there Is
only one that seems to take tho
matter up for the benefit of these
crews or seafarers, that is the Federated Seafarers Utiion of British
Columbia. The International Seamen's Union of America is the
other union, under the name of the
Sailors Union of the Pacific, which
seems to be a dues collecting
agency for the maintenance of conditions in America, as they are very
inactive in tho flght for better conditions on these Canndian Government Merchant Marine shifta. I
remain, yours for unity,
WM. DONALDSON,
Secretary,     Federated     Seafarers
Union of British Columbia.
I tMnk we could agree upon
A provincial by-election is pending In Vancouver. Why not elect
some worker in this constituency
to primarily represent -the Vancouver unemployed at Victoria.
Th Is wo u Id necessl tate united
action by thet various factions directly interested, and would suggest each of tho working-class po=-
litlcal organizations choose ono or
more candidates, these candidates
to go before a mass meeting of
workers in the vacant constituency
for final choice as the united
workers' candidate.
Such action would have a beneficial effect, not only in Vancouver,
but in other parts of the province,
Is the opinion of
Yours truly,
T. A. BARNARD.
Nanafmg, May 15, 1922.
(Note by Ed.—This letter was
written in May, as will be seen,
but was lost in moving.)
"Whero Arc Wo Heading?"
Bdltor B. C. Federatlonist:—It is
thought by many people, that one
of the princlpu.l actions of the government in Russia, that renins
mutual confidence with the fank
and file In that country, thereby
amongst other things, enabling
them to successfully repel all attacks, whether eminating from
within or without, is the policy of
freoiy nnd frankly admitting flieif
mistakes.
Again and again, after mistakes
have been made, there has apparently been no attempt to hide those
mistakes, but on the other hand,
they are freely admitted, using
them as a guide for the future. No
person is perfect, we are atl prone
to make mistakes, but not always
willing to admit them, or even
change our tactics after discovering
our mistakes.   •
This is evident upon examining
the Labor and Socialist movement
In B, C, where we discover the
use of that obsolete creed used by
one of the large churches, i.e., as
it was in the beginning, Is now, and ■
ever shall be, etc.
In spite of the many mistakes in
the past, we, find lack of cohesion
and co-operation amongst the fighting forces of the working class.
But rather dissensions, bickerings,
and fighting each other, often over
non-essential theoretical technicalities, often by the most pernicious
methods, thereby producing disintegration.
Instead of trying to make contact on those points we are in partial agreement on, the apparent
policy seem to be fo try and find
something to disagree about. I
As a result the Labor Temple In
Vancouver Is lost to labor, the B.C. I
Federation of Labor-is dead, the!
B. C. Federationist paper has recently been compelled to curtail |
both Its size and Issues by BO per
cent, at a time when general expansion Is necessary.
On the Industrial field but a
small percentage of the workers
are organized, und on thet political
field, It is, lf possible, even worse.
With the S. P. of C. adopting tactics that, to say the least, are hard
to defend, even by those adopting
them. The F. L. P. Is to all outward and visible signs dead from
the ankles up. Now another subdivision b.v the recent birth of "The
Workers' Party," which claims to
support ihe Third International—it
Is nut clear to an outsider whether
they support tho Third of yesterday, todny, or tho probable third
of tomorrow. While wo quibble
and fight, the representatives of
capitalism aro waging an intensifying war upon llu- living standards
of tho workers, whose confidence
In thoso at thc head of the Labor
Movement is severely shaken,
"Out of the morass and confusion, whore are we going?"
Previous civilizations have been
almost completely wiped out of existence and many think that a similar fate awaits the present civilization, or at least such is a possibility. There are two alternative^;
continuo as wo are, heading for
chaos nnd anarchy, or a radical
change in the wholo social system.
H. G. Wells has recently written
that it is a race between destruction and education.
No structure, whatever oxtorlor
apoaranco it may have, is better
than its component parts. The .same
applies to civilization. Russia Is
tho only nation, as a nation, that
offers any alternative to tho present
system. And tho fate of Russia
now rests vory largely with tho
workors outside Russia,
So serious havo things become
that representatives of the three
Internationals, Socond, Two and a
half, and tho Third, havo rocontly
bcen compelled to meet in Berlin,
in an attempt to at loast endeavor
salvage civilization, Th* result
was that a committee composed of
throo from oach executive was
oleetod to endeavor evolve noma
constructive plnn for future policy
that the fighting forcos of the
workers can agrco upon.
"What about B. C?   Will w«, In
Advertising, for Miners
Editor B. C. Federationist—Sir:
I understand that tho Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Co. is advertising in Vancouver and other
points throughout the country for
carpenters and miners for Kimberley, B. C. I have just been over in
Klmberley, nnd it is a very good
place to keep away from. The miners In Kimberley nre the lowest
paid miners In the West, and possibly the East. This layout has an
ni'my of spotters, and all the
"stool pigeons" that have worked
for them for the last fifteen years
are now at Klmberley. They were
forced to close down their Rossland
mines and other mines that they
12 Years Ago
•T-HIS business was started,
■*• and never before have wo
felt so confident of our shoe
values.
Children's   Knee     Rubber
Boots, to size 10#....$2.15
Boys'   Knee   Rubber   Boots,
1 to 5 $3.25
Men's Knee   Rubber   Boots,
0 to 10  $4t4_
Men's Oil   Tan   all   leather
Work Boots, 6 to 10....$5.45
Men's Corduroy Pants, to size
*2 ...>. $5.50
Boys' Khaki Raincoats..$8.50
Men's and Boys' Furnishings,
Hats, Boots and Shoes
2313 MAIN STREET
(Between 7th and 8th Avenuti)
usod to operate,  in  order to get
miners for Kimberley.
This I&yout has just started to
build a large ore concentrator.
They have about 300 men working
on this work, and about the same
number at the mine. Tlie condition at this slave pen is the worst
that has ever como under my observation in all my travels through
Canada and the Unitod States.
There is two large bunk-houses
at the concentrator, supposed to
accommodato 100 each, without any
ventilation In either of them.
There Is a partition running
through the centre of these buildings about 7 or 7% feet high, and
then this Is cut int0 stalls with five
men In each stall, and a door from
outside into each. Two men sleep
on oach side of tho doors, and one
across the end, his head against
one man's head, and his feet
against the other fellow's head,
and two* inch planks for iprlngs,
and a hole on one side of thit door,
supposed to be a window, about a
foot square.
Tho bost of this accommodation
is the wash-room—that 13 f«r ventilation. It Is in the open. Just
two-inch pipe Standing out «f the
ground about three feet. This ls
betwoen tho two bunk-housi* No
wash basin Is supplied by thli outflt; just open the valve on thit two-
inch pipe and lot the watar run,
and the slaves wait their turn to get
under this pipe. It happen** that
some of thes* workers had ©rough
money of their own to buy a wash
basin. There It also a shower bath
across the C. P. R. track from this
bunkhouse; no hot wnter and no
roof for these baths, only a few
boards nailed up to prevent the C.
P. R. passengers from Seeing these
workers taking a bath in this cold
water, when snow is on the ground.
This la a true condition of this
Blave pen.
T, B. ROBERTS.
Sandon, B, C,
October 15, 1922.
Geneva, Switzerland—Some 40
relief organizations woro represented at the conference of Russian
relief societies in Geneva. Dr.
Fridjof Nansen, in submitting reports of what had been done, urged
that in future special attention be
paid to reconstruction work.
The fourth annual session of the
International Labor conference,
held in accordance with the peace
treaty, will opon at Geneva, Oct.
18, under _he chairmanship of
Lord Burnham. Unemployment
and the oight-hour day will be discussed.
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6-oyelot  black $_...-, and $1.25 H.  B. K, Genuine Horsehide,
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Carss Tweed Pants  $0.50 Solo Agents for Headlight
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The War That Was Choket in TimelSH
 ,     ,, i
The Faked Atrocities—Who Inspired Lloyd George!—Oil Shares
Rise—The Mystery of the Labor Deputation
THE NEAR EAST situation haat explain or defend our policy.   I t     "T^e Turk has been living on a
rn_-A_v_)i-l   miti-h    ---.("....in-i    frnm I    simnlv   rlnal   with   th*   fw.t.   that    I   conlt-il which !,__ K__.i -./.-.nl-o-l hir
Tfy completo
dental service
?A modern dental
jjofflrc with mod-
i crn equipment,,
( modern facilities,
i modem methods.
■■ I operate my own
! laboratory and
provide completo
il X-Bay service.
Dr. Brett Anderson
EXPRESSION DENTIST
602 Hastings Street Weat
Bank or Nova Scotia Building
Phone Seymour 3381
DIE. BRETT ANDERSON, formerly member of the Faculty of thu
I'olli'su of Dentistry, Univmlly of Southern California, Lecturer oa
Crown and Bridgework, Demonstrator la l'ltttwork ind UperatWt
Det-ilstry, Local and General AuaestlieKia.
Vancouver Unions
[BCOUVfiR TBADES AND LABOR
-ouncil—I'residtnt, ft. H. Kcelanda,
.j.A.; ictiiioral aecreUry, Percy R. Benin!.. Urtice: 800, 319 Ponder St. W.
fino Spy. 749S.   Uoeta in Lalior Hall at
■p.iu.  on tbt first and third l'ueidayi
1 month.
INTERNATIONAL UNION STEAM AND
Operating Engineers, Loeal 844, meats
every Thursday at 8 p.m., Room SOT
Labor Temple. Secretary-Treasarar, N.
Green, 053 Hornby St. Phone Sey. 7048R.
Recording Seoretary, W. Chandler, 1631
Fell Ave., North Vancouver.
uUia> PRINTING TRADES COUN-
toll—Meeta aecond Monday in the
inth. President, J. R. White; lecre*
Iry, R. H. Neelands, P. Q. Box 66,
*KERY SALE8MEN, LOCAL 371—
'Meets Kflcond Thursday every month,
id Pender St. W. Preildent, J. Bright*
toll; financial aeeretary, U. A, Bowroi,
49  Burns   St.	
I-URNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNA-
iionnl Union of America—Local 120,
incoHver, B.C., meets socond and fourth
«sdays In each month in Room 313, 319
Tidor Street West. President, 0. E.
irrett, 71 Hastlnxs St. E. Secretary,
R. .Uni. 820 Cambie St. Shop phone,
y. 870% Residence phone, Doug. U171R.
! T KKN ATION AL BROTHKRHOOD OF
Holler-makers, Iron Shipbuilders and.
,_pers of America, Local 194—Meetings
it and third Mondays in each month,
sident, P. Willis; secretary, A. Eraser.
(ce: Room 303—»19 Ponder St. W.
;c> hours, 9 to 11 s.i»- and 3 to 5 p.in,
I;ICKLAYKRS AND MASONS—if yon
head bricklayers or masons fcr boiler
Hns, etc, or marblo letters, phono
Ickloyers' Onion, Labor Temple. 
UTED BROTHERHOOD OP CAR-
penters and Joiners, Local 452—Prosl-
at, Wm. Dunn; recording secretary,
o. Snell; buslnesi agent, Geo.vH. Hardy,
tee: Room 304, 319 Ponder St. \V.
jets second and fourth Mondays, 8 p.m.,
lorn C, 819 Pender St. W.	
■VIC EMPLOYEES' UNION-—Meets
■first nnd third Fridays in each month,
1 148 Cordova St. W. President, J.
kite, 3-105 Pender St. E.; Secretary
Faasurer, Geo. Harrison, 1335 Woodland
Jfjrp. __________________________
.KDEltATED LABOR PARTY, 148 GOB-
■ dova St. Vf.—Educational meetings
lery Sanday evening, 8 o'clock. Busl-
>ti meetings every Wednesday evenins.
I P. Pettipiece, chairman; H. H. Morrill, lec-treai.; J. Bennett, corresponding
■wtary. 	
,OTKL AND RESTAURANT Employes
I Union. Local 28—441 Seymour Street.
|eets first and third Wednesdays at 2.30
Second and fourth y/eduesdeyi at
ISO p.m.    Executive board meets every
tesdey nt 3 p.m.    President W. Colmar.
islne-K agent, A. Graham.    Phone Sey.
JfiCBKR     WORKERS'     INDUSTRIAL
■UNION     OF     CANADA—An     indui
1   union    of   all   workera   In   log
Ilg and conatructlon campa. Coast Dls
ct and General Headouarteri, 01 Cor-
va Bt. W, Vincouver, B. C. Phono Sey.
SO. 3. M. Clarke, reneral s-rerotary-
asurer; legal advisers, Messrs. Biro,
efionatd A Co., Vancouver, B. Ci audi-
L Messrs. Buttar k Chiene. Vancoi-
, B. 0.
lCHINISTS LOCAL 692-~President,
Id. Dawson; secretary, R. Hirst; buil-
ts agont, P. R. Bengough. Office: 309,
I Pender St. W. Meeta fu Room 3,
. Pender St. W., on second and fourth
}sisy in month.
JI.CHINISTS LOCAL 182—President;
Kieo George; seeretary, J. G. Keefe;
■tineas agent, P. R. Bengough. Oflee:
|9, 319 Pender St. W. Meets In Room
|9, 819 Pender St. W. on first aud third
guradayi in month.
JOTHERHOOD OP PAINTERS, DECO
raters and Pap-jrnangeri of America,
cal 138, Vanconver—Meets 2nd and
h Ta*undays at 14S Cordova St. W.
loae Bey, 9491. Business agent, R. A.
irker.
ILE DRIVERS, BRIDGE, WHARF and
■Dock Builders, Local No. 2404—Meets
I Labor Hull. 319 Pender St. W.. every
mi and 4th Friday nt 8 p.m. Jas. Thomp-
pi, Financial Secretary,
ULORS' UNION OF THE PACIFIC,
135 Cordova St. W„ P. 0. Box 571.
loin. Key. 8703. Meetinga every Mon*
j 1 p.m. P. Hockaday, Business Agont.
CDERATED   SEAFARERS UNION OF
B. C.—Formerly Firemen nnd Oilers'
ilon of British Columbia—Meeting
ghts. first Tuesday and third Friday of
:h tnonth at 818 Cordova W. President.
, Thom; vice-president, R. Morgan;
cretHry-ireftsurcr, W. Donaldson. Ad'
ess.   313   Cordova  Bt. W.,   Vancouver,
C. Victoria Branch Agent's address, W
Frtpcii, 567 Johnson St.. Victoria, B.C
STREET AND ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Employees, Pioneer Division, No. 101
Meets K. P. Hall, 8th and Kingsway,
1st and 3rd Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and 7
p.m. Preaident, F. A. Hoover, 2409 Clarke
Drive; recording-secretary, P. E. Griffin,
447—flth Avonuo East: treaiorer, K. P.
Andrew; financial-secretary and Dullness agent, W. H. Cottrell, 4308 Dumfries Streot; office, corner Prior and*Main
Sts.    Phone Pair. 3604R.
JOURNEYMEN I'AILOKS' UNION OF
Amerlea, Loeal No. 178—Meetings held
first Monday in each month, 8 p.m. Presidont, A, R. Gatenby; vice-president, Mn.
Dolk; recording secretary, C. McDonald,
P. 0. Box 509; flnanclal secretary, P.
McNeish, P. 0. Box 60S.
SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL   AID   TO
Siiviet Russia, Vancouver branch, meets
first and third  Sundays  each month,  2
p.m., at 61 Cordova St. W.   For information write to branch secrotary, S.T.A.S.H.,
61 Cordova St. W.t Vancouver. B. C.
TYPOGRAPHICAL   UNION~*No.   226—
President, Wm. Skinner; vice-president,
Tucker;   secretary-treasurer,    R.    H.
Neelands.    P. 0. Box   66.    Meets   last
Snnday of each month nt 2 n.m.
received much attention from
the daily press the world over, but
only the labor press has given the
inside story of the real reasons for
the conflict between France and
Great Britain. Last week an article by T. J, was published ln the
Federation f_K which was taken
from the Glasgow Forward, The
following article is from the pen
of the same writer and from the
columns of the same' labor paper:
Yv'e are not altogether sure that
the Turkish war i_> 'bolted in time;
there may yet be an ugly "Incident"
at Chanalt, and the fundamental
differences between tho French
holders of the Ottoman Debt and
the British owners of the oil pipe
lines are only plastered over for
the moment. And there Is Bussia,
Turkey's ally, which is not to be
invited to the Conference: there
may be trouble there.
But for the moment. It looks aa
If the . follies of George and
Churchill had been countered In
time.
The Falutf Atrocities
Ths War Party relied upon
atrocities. Jt was the chief card
tn their pack. Our Press was flooded with stories of .butchery,
slaughter and arson, by the bloody
Turks. The Turks had burned
Smyrna,
Now Mr. Oeorge was clever
enough not to commit himself to
the statement that It was the
Turka who had burned Smyrna. He
knew the truth would come out
sooner or later—as a matter of fact
the French Presa and tho Rother-
mere Presa at home were already
declaring that It was the Greeks
who had set flre to Smyrna—and
ao, he waa cautious onough to not
say to the Pressmen on Saturday
last that it was the Turks who had
applied the torch, but he certainly
Implied it. He got the faloo impression out to the public and at
the same time left himself technically clear of making it. Here Is
what he said:—
"I am not going to apportion
blame between the Greeks and
the Turks, The time has not
come for that, and it Is not necessary for me to do so in order to
! The offering at tlie Empress for
week commencing Monday,
5th. Is a comedy-drama with a
uge "punch" from the pen of
lugeno Walters, the author of
Bought and Paid For," "Paid in
'ull," and many other of the
reatcHt success of the past decade.
The Easiest Way" will bo found
b afford an excellent opportunity
fot only for Miss Margaret M«r-
lott ancl Mr. J. Anthony Smythe,
ut for eevry member of the com-
-any. who will be found suitably
aat in a most elaborate setting.
Patrons of the Empress will note
lhat week by week the company is
ntrengthened, nnd though now pos-
nibly tho strongest on the Coast, the
management is not satisfied to rest
Em its laurels, but to continue to
improve and to deserve thet increasing patronage now being given
'he popular stock house.
Empress
Phoae Say. 2482
WEEK COM. MONDAY, OCT. 23
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News and Views
NAPIEJJ LUMBER CO.
Cowiclinu, B. C.
Thls camp can be reached by
taking the E. & N. to Cowichan
Station. Unless you happen to be
one of those charitably disposed
persons, who have pity on the poor
and distressed, you .had better give
this place a wide berth. Logging
operations as carried on by the
"contractor," (emphasis on the first
syllable) Ib what is known as "logging from the stump," or "hot logging." I'll say she's a hot one,
'boys. This is a short log camp,
and In more ways than one. It is
short on everything that is usually
found In nn up-to-dato camp* Conditions are about as follows: No
bedding furnished, no dry-house,
bath-house, no laundry, no
commissary, no ventilators on the
bunk-house, no sanitary rules observed, no fuel or water furnished
In bunk-houses, in short "nobody
home." Prison authorities who
are responsible for the economical
feeding of prisoners might receivo
some valuable pointers along that
line from this layout. Whether
they realize It or not, the concentration of capital and control of
credit in the hands of the few will
gradually eliminate these upstarts,
who foolishly think that primitive
tools and methods, coupled with
rotten living conditions can succeed
in the logging or any other industry today.
Organize, workers, in the lumber
industry, and speed on by your
united action the process of destruction to these outfits who try to
^Impose such conditions on tbe workers.
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CRANBROOK, B. C.
The machinery of production In
the lumber camps in the Crows
Nest Pass is again in motion, and
we have the same element of migratory workers to deal wilh that
we always have; the men who flock
In from the prairie just looking for
a place to board for tbo winter,
nnd who do not caro how rotten tho
conditions are that hey live under,
nor how long the hours are, Now
that preparations for a big winter's
cut of logs Is being planned by the
lumber barons of this district, why
not you workers mako a drive for
organIwitlon, and try to get conditions flt for men to live under.
There are many things which are
necessary to health that Is lacking
up here. There is no dry-house in
any of the camps; you must hang
tho wet clothes that yon havo boon
using nil day in tho place where
you sleep in, In order to get them
dry for next day. You sleep In
doublo bunks and double-deck
bunks in somo of the camps; others
have single Iron beds and are furnishing blankets. Why not let us
take concerted action and compel
them to give us the living and working conditions we are entitled to?
The lumber barons of Canada and
the United States nro organized
with all other employers of labor
in tho ono big union of thc master
class, They aro tho producers of
all wealth, the enormous profits
which they are piling up. Today
the workors are receiving a lower
standard of living, and suffering
more degradation than over be
fore, nnd all this is the rosult of
lack of organization among thc
working class. Now Is-the logical
timo to get busy and see lhat tho
follow alongside of you Is lined up;
and if there Is no delegate In camp
call a meeting, have ono oleetod
and send Into the ofllce for credentials, supplies, also send for papors
so that you can know whnt Is going on the Labor movement in tho
different parts of lhe world. Without organization wo can got nowhere, but organized and co-ordinated together wo can flght our
battles und smnsh our way through
to victory, a victory the final outcome of which will be forever freeing ourselves from tlio yoko of
capitalism, and all the subnldary
institutions which go along with it.
simply deal with th* fact that
one of the greatest commercial
cities In the world haa been practically destroyed, and that there
have been massacres which in
their horror ore almost without
example ln that area.
"If an army which could not
be restrained by Ita chief  from
lHu-netnttiiig those outrages were
permitted to cross Into Europe to
occupy   Constantinople^   where
you have got a  population -of
hundreds of thousands   of   Armenians and Oreeks, and many
{' thousands of European nations,
we have every reason to fear that
there might be a  repetition   of
those terrible incidents."
The Inference Ib clear that the
massacres were committed by the
Turkish Army and   not   by   Mr.
George's Greek proteges, and that
Smyrna was flred by th* Turks.
Now why should the Turks flre
Smyrna?
They captured Smyrna as their
own city. They had captured lt
and hoped to live ln it. It was
one of their great cities. Why
should they burn it?
If the Germans had been occupying Edinburgh and a British force
drove them out, would the British
force immediately,set flre to Edinburgh? Whett the French reea'p*
tured towns ln Northern France
during the Greman retreat, did
they set flre to these towns?
The Turks had no motive ln
burning Smyrna. But the Greeks
had audi a motive—-tlie motive of
destroying your enemy's town*-—and
now the Sunday Pictorial and
other papers expressly declare that
it was the -retreating Greeks who
burned Smyrna.
So the Georgian-Churchill war
began with a lie.
But then thore were the atrocl
ties—the atrocities which Mr.
George declares were committed by
the Turkish Army—what of them?
Reuter's correspondent sent the
following account by mail from
Malta. His dispatch Is dated Sep
tembor 10th, and I have not seen
it published in any of the Press
which supports the Coalition Government. It appears, however,
in the Manchester Guardian
(25|9|22):—
"Malta, Sept. 10,
"I was at Ushak, which Is 50
miles west of Aftun-Kai-ahfssar,
when Kemal launched his offensive, and I remained there till the
Greeks' first-line transport began
passing through, and then, seeing
that It would be dangerous to wait
longer", I managed to board a
refugee train and so got to Smyrna.
X saw tins of benzine and incendiary bombs being distributed
throughout the town, and I was
personally warned by Greek ollicers that the town would he burnt.
As I was leaving CJshuk I saw
three villages close by which lad
already been set on flre. Two
hours after' I had left Ushak itself
*vas set on flre, and from eye-witnesses I afterwards loarnt that
practically the whole town was
burnt and that a good many of the
Turkish Inhabitants bud lu-en massacred by the Greek Koldfers, und
also tluU pillaging and looting had j
been thc order of the day. I
This soil of thtnis continued
throughout the whole retreat, and,
just to give an idea of (bv devastation wrought, I will cite simply
the towns burned, with the population of each. They are: Ushak
(25,000), Alacheir- (Philadelphia)
(15,000), Sallhll (5,000), Cassnba
(5,000), Magnesia (40,000), Mene-
men (2,000). These towns arc all
on the Cajsaba railway. As to
events on the Aldln railway line,
the Information when I left was
rather vague, but owns like Sokia
(50,000), Thyr (10,000), and Ode-
mish (10,000), as welt as nearly
every village on the line of thc
Greek retreat, had been burned.
The demoralization of thc Greek
troops was complete, and the behavior of most or the Greek offi< ers
disgusting. Mnny Greek officers
pci-soimlly led tbe looting: and pil-
lrt«ln»."
The Ilcuter correspondent adds
that when the Turkish cavalry entered the city, bombs were thrown
ut them, and some Turkish soldiers
were killed.
Reuter's agent was an eye• wit-
-neas; why is hin account suppressed? And why did Mr. George givo
that falso Impression of the facts
to the Pressmen who assembled
at Downing Stroet last Saturday?
Even on Monday, after tho
Curzon-Poincare agreement had
been announced and the Turks invited to a Conference, the Prime
Minister of Great Britain was not
above Issuing to thc Glasgow Horald and any other docile papers
Which would take It, Incendiary
stuff liko this:
"The Prime Minister today
received the following cablegram
from America. It was duly
signed, but the namo Is withheld:—'Win civilization's everlasting appreciation by keeping
lhe brutes out of Europe, Americans expect every Englishman
to do bis duty.'"
Mr. Lloyd Goorge must hove
been hard pressed, when (he Jingo
incitements of an anonymous foreigner are considered Important
enough to be splashed about the
Press au a Justification of thc considered policy ef tho British Government.
WS GO
4 ON SINE
But Who "Inspired" Lloyd George
Mr. Georg* has been consistently
"pro-Greek." On April 28, 1920,
speaking at San Remo to Greek
journalists, he said:
"The Greek pooplo has now
the best and greatest opportunity
during its whole career of many
centuries, and the greatest occasion to show ol what stuff it Is
made. I am suro it will show Itself worthy of thc presont opportunity, and display tbe splendid
riualltlos of spirit nud heart for
which it has been praised during
thc centuries. I am ono of M.
Vcnizelos's grentest  admirers.
"In fact, I havo banked as
much on M. Venizelos ns on tho
Greek people, but 1 folt bound
to support the Greek cause not
only on bis account, but cm that
of tho Greek people. I havo
complete and absolute confidence
In him as one of the greatest
statesmen in the world."
"Turkey Ih Broken"
speaking In thc Hoiim. of Commons on July 21. 1820. he declared
capital which he had acquired by
a long record of violent ferocity.
In recent years he had dissipated that capital. The Balkan
wars demonstrated that he was
no longer the same formidable/
person. . . . The Great Powers had kept him together, not
because of any particular confidence they had in him, but because -they were afraid of what
might happen if he disappeared.
"The late war has completely
put an-end to that state of things.
Turkey Is broken beyond repair.
. '. . Turkey is no more, and
nothing will put Turkey together again as an empire.   .   .
"The Greeks, on the other
hand, have shown strength, capacity, restraint, and statesmanship throughout thia war. They
have great parts, and they have
the Greek gift, even to the present day, of throwing up great
leaders, for M. Venezelos Is a
successor of great leaders. He Is
not merely a phenomenon, and
therefore, without any hesitation, the Allies utilized tht forces
available at the disposal of tho
Greek Government for the purpose of assisting them to restore
order in that part of the world,
and to enforce the Treaty. The
experiment has been a gratifying
success,"
Look at "The Gratifying Success"!
''     Look at It!
tVe are not alone In wondering
who has played the music to which
Mr. George and Mr. Churchill have
danced. The late Sir Henry Wilson, who had been Mr. George's
chief military adviser, publicly
said on 9th May last:
"I wonder on whose advice the
Prime Minister and his Cabinet
have for three years been backing the Greeks against the
Turks."
And then you remember Mr.
Montagu in his speech at Cambridge after his resignation
(11|3|22):
"Well." said Mr. Montagu, "I
havo bcen pleading, arguing, cajoling, urging against the Prime
Minister's V'li'-.v In the East ever
since the Peace  Conference.     I
haVe] never been able to  understand from what motive his pro-
Gre'ott policy was dictated.   Pro-
Greek it is called!    I do not believe it Is in the interests of the
Greeks.   I do not know ln whoso
Interests It Is.   I am certain lt ls
calamitous to the British Empire.
Well, I suppose one day we shall
uridehduttd the motive."
We j wonder if the fact that, according to the current issue of the
Moneyj Maijket Review, oil shares
rose during the   war   scare   last
week, is atjy clue to the origin of
Mrj    George's    anti-Turk    policy.
"Anglo-Persians,  which had  been
particularly    sensitive   to   events
likely' to affect the company's Eastern'Interests" rose during the week
from 5Vj to lift.
Sir Basil Zarahoff (Greek and
Vickers) ia silent, but wo remem
her reading in the London Times
(3(12(13) that:
"A contract was signed today
with the Armstrong-Vickers
Groti ij for the re-organlzation of
the Tu rklsh Naval Dockyards.
The Government hands over to
the Armstrong-Vickers Group
the Arsenal and Docks on the
Golden Horn, with all the existing machinery and buildings. It
likewise provides for a naval
base at Ismld."
Some big Interest has egged on
our government to this madness.
We suspect Oil.
Mystery of thc Iitil>or Deputation
We still await an explanation of
the silence of the General Council
of the Trado Union Congress, subsequent tn Lhe interview with the
Prime Minister. We havo reason
'to believe that tbo Prime Ministor
talked atrocities, but wo cannot
understand why the deputation
should, have asked that no report
of the: interview should be pub
lished, or if it did not request that
no report should be Issued, wby It
should remain silent while the
Coalition Press was declaring It
had made such a request, and that
the Prime Minister wns willing the
report should be published.
Why on earth should the deputation be unwilling to have the report of thc    interview    publishod.
Mr.  J.  H,  Thomns  has    said    at
Brighton that he
"regretted that a full roport had
not been published at once, becauso it would have allayed suspicion and removed the silly and
absurd suggestion tbnt tbe Lubor
members were gagged and bound
to secrecy,   That was not no."
But    tho*  Glasgow   Herald   assured Its readers that   lhe   Prime
Minister   had   desired   publication,
"There was nothing Confidential In
It."   Why then, lho secrecy?   Wby
has the Daily Herald  not explained?   Why have good Socialists like
Hen Turner and  Margaret   Bondfleld—to  namo only two    of    thn
deputation—acquiesced  in  the silence?    Certainly the  fact should
bo made1 clear thitt it was not a
Labor Party doputi><lon; that*It was
a deputation of thc Trades Unlbn
Congress Council, led by its chairman, Mr; Williams, of   tho   Musicians, who, If we remember aright,
had such' an overdose of patriotic
fervor during the    war   that    ho
sought  with   Mr.   David   Gllmour
and others to break up tho Labor
Party.    Nevertheless   it  Ifl  galling
to rend tho gibes of thc Capitalist
Press nbbut  tbo tamo   deputation
which wont Into the Primo Minis-
tor's presence a raging   Hon   and
came out With its tail botwoen Us
legs. T. J.
Lahore, India—Extraordinary enthusiasm prevailed here when J.
Miller, founder and chiof organizer
of tho Indian Rallwaymen's Union,
waa released from jail. Miller,
whoso keen trade unionist activities
had provoked the attention of the
government, was arrested during
tho Princo of Wales' visit on a
charge of having Incited tho railway workers to throw stones at
trains, and was condemned to four
months'    rigorous   .imprisonment.
The Judge who convicted declared
later his belief in Miller's Innocence, but tho Punjab govornment
refused to remit bis sentence. Miller Is now organizing the third annual meeting of the All-India
Trades Union Congress,
Pastoral Industry in Australia Is Now
-    Tied Up
(By the Federated Press)
Sydney, N. S. W.—Unionists in
Australia in the pastoral industry
are on strike over a dispute on the
sheep-shearing rates. The arbitration court awarded a shearing rate
of $1.25 per 100 sheep below the
current rate to the end of June.
The Australian Workers Union
contended that the rate should
have remained the same or been
slightly Increased. In all the states
with the exception of New South
Wales, the A. W. U. has won all
along the line, the graziers and
ranchmen giving In after Ave or six
weeks' struggle. Tlie flght ls still
being waged In New' South Wales.
The ranch owners and graziers
have succeeded In getting the courts
to rule Injunctions against the
union and the official newspaper
(Tho Australian Worker, published
at Sydney), thus preventing them
assisting the shearers In their battle. ' Many of the officials of the
union, as well as members of The
Worker editorial staff have been
prosecuted for violating the injunction, and heavy Ones, ranging
from |500 to $1500 have been assessed. The courts have threatened the officials of The Worker staff
with imprisonment If they persist
in assisting the strikers to defeat
the ranch owners.
Workers of Japan
Strive for Unity
(Continued  from  page 1)
Tokio May S, and the following decision was reached:
1. The movement for the amalgamation of all unions should be
aimed at, but the spirit of tho existing unions must not be interfered with.
2. An acting committee should
be elected to carry on the work.
The committee was formed at once,
14 members being elected, with K.
Matsuoka of the J. F. of L. at tho
head.
A consultative meeting of fifty-
three representatives of twenty-one
labor unions was held at thn Tsuki-
shima Labor halt In Tokio May 12,
and the amalgamation plan carefully discussed, A programme was
drafted after four meetings at the
headquarters of tho J. F. of L.
May 80, June G, June 29 and July
6. This programme will be submitted to the various Labor conven
tlons to be held In the future.
Roughly It comprises the following
points:
1. Name: The Nlhon Rodo Ku-
miul Rengo (the Japan Labor
Union League). -
2. Membership: The league
shall be composed of Industrial and
craft unions, either national or local, but tbe unions must have more
than 50 members to be eligible.
3. Purposes: (a) Effective presentation of the common will of the
labor unions concerned: (b) Development of labor organization* (c)
Work toward an internntionnl federation of labor unions; (d)*- Several minor purposes.
Opposition to this movement ls
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not strong. The principles are so
self-evidently advantageous to Labor, that no sane worker can oppose them. The difficulties are the
petty jealousies between leader and
leader and union and union. Some
regard the movement as an attempt
of the preaent Japan Federation of
Labor to swallow up the smaller independent unions, while others nre
afraid that the amalgamation
would lead to the surrender of autonomy of unions.
At present the enthusiasm for this
movement is greater than these
petty objections. The trend is
strongly against a mere affiliation
of unions into a vast federation of
Ineffective trad* unions, and more
toward clmpIeU amalgamation on
straight Industrial basis. The
greatest difficulty It In letting the
trade unions to surrender their present form of organisation.
Buy at a union store.
WBEN IN TOWN STOP AT
The Oliver Rooms
_sS4 coiidova east
Erer) tiling Modern
itatta RtaaaaaM*
Big Whist Drive
and Dance
ALEXANDRA PAVILION
Corner ur Hornby and Kohaon Street*
(TO-NIGHT)
Friday, October 20
Under the Auspices of the Label League of the
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
Whist, 8:15 p.m. Dancing, 9 to 12
Admission:   Ladies, 25«; Oenti, 50c
Buffet Supper, 16c
GOOD MUSIC-FIVE-PUECE ORCHESTRA
These dances nre held for tlio purposo of educating tbe workers to demand the union Inbel on all purchases. The building
trndes are parll<l|)ntfng in this month's dnnco, profits to go lo
(ho Trades Council  building fund.
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AT THE ORPHEUM
The Vancouver Orpheum theatre
Is celebrating along with all other
houses under the direction of the
Orpheum Company, its anniversary, and is providing Its patrons
-ORPHEUM-
OOMMENOISO  MOKDAY~OOT.   —
WILLIAMS   ll   WOUFCS
MOETON _ OLASS
McDEVITT, KELLY k QPINM
BILL EOBINSOH
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DANCING
E«ry Meu., Wad. ind Sat. Evenings
THE NEW ALEXANDRA
DANCING PAVILION
804 HORNBY ST. Opp. Court Homo
with special shows and the features
of next week's programme at the
local house are such as to warrant
full houses.
The piano movera and the actress
are good entertainers. The two
men help a pretty actress out of a
sad predicament. The sketch called "The piano Movers and the
Actress' is presented by McDcvitt,
Kelly and Quinn. As thc story goes,
an actress is about to rehearse her
new act when she is advised lhat
the two young men who were to
play with hor have gone with another company. Then enter the
husky piano movers. They offer to
aid the young woman and. as a last
resort, she accepts this offer. To
her surprise the movers are better
than thc others she had and a
lively entertaining act is rehearsed
then and there.
Tokio—Woary of the hard work
of thu farm und of the Incessant
quarrels with their landlords,
large number of Japanese farmers
are reported to have arrived hore
seeking employment. Government
ofllcials are reported to be alarmed
over the recent movement of the
farmers because thoy fear it will
causo a shortage nf crops.
Multnomah Wood and Lumber Yard
LUMBER, SHINGLES, FUEL, FENCE POSTS
-HAULING-
IftOO MARINE DItlVE EAST
Pimm. Fraser 107 L2
Trades Couccil
Favors Local Firm
(Continued from page 1)
an amondment presented by Dele-
gale Pettipiece, calling for the officers of Congress to devote all their
time to the work of the organization, and the resignation of Moore
and Draper was adopted.
B. C. Electric Agreement
The agreement between the city
and the B. C. Electric Railway Co.
was discussed at length, and the
council went on record as being
oppose;! to any five-year agreement
with tho six-cent fare. During the
discussion, it was pointed out that
if the city and company could not
reach un agreement, the matter
■vonld be referred to a commission
appointed by tho Provincial government, nnd Delegate Pettipiece stated that ho would much rather attempt to make a bargain with the
eompany thun to refer the matter
to an appointee of John Oliver.
Delegate Nixon also opposed the
six-cent fare, und the concensus of
opinion appeared to be that the B.
C. Electric Railway had the city
tied up, and that every effort should
be made to secure all the concessions possible from the B. C. Electrio Railway Company.
A resolution favoring the passage
by the Provincial Lcgisluture of
the chiropractors bill was presented, and endorsed by the council, tht
committee having this matter In
hand reporting that there was nothing in the bill which was objection.!..
Communication from the various
governmental bodies which had
been written to with regard to the
persecution were read and filed.
One letter, from the attorney general, contained a promise that the
wishes of the council would be
placed before the Legislature.
3111k Bylaw
A communication from Mayor
Tisdall, with reference to the representations of the council with
respect to the Milk Bylaw and the
prohibition of the delivery of milk
before 6 a.m., and the wrongful
use of milk bottles, was received,
the mayor stating that the matter
had been referred to the Health
Officer for consideration. Another
communication on thts matter was
received from Alderman Pettipiece,
chairman of the Health committee,
pledging his support to the measure,
A communication from the City
Engineer re the protest of tho
council againat the garbage tax,
was read and filed. The letter intimated that owing to luck of
equipment, thc service had not yet
been made universal throughout
the city.
The request of tho unemployment conference committee for the
appolntmont of a delegate to the
next meeting, was complied with,
and Delegate Hardy was appointed.
The Union Label committoe announced that steps were being taken to organize a "Women's Label
League," and that the Plumbers
had granted the sum of $5 as a
prize for the dance to be held on
the SOth In the Alexander Dancing
Academy.
The action of the council ln endorsing the mnking of tables by
the students at the Technical School
for tho use of the pupils in the
kindergarten schools, was again
brought up, and the previous attitude rescinded. The council left
the matter in the hands of the carpenters.
The delegate to the Town Plan;
nlng committee reported that there
W03 divergence of opinion between
the city council and the committee,
the city council evidently being
jealous of its powers. The report
was received ns progress.
The committee, which was appointed some time ago to Interview
the city school trustees with respect to the issuing of free textbooks, reported that they had met
the trustees, und that the matter
would be dealt with at the next
meeting of thut body.
Delegnte Hardy, in reporting,
stated that the committee hud received much assistance, from Trustee Mclnnis.
The Painters reported trade bad,
and the Carpenters that they had
sub-ici-ibed in a body to The B. C.
Federationist.
The Garment Workers reported
that the J. H. Thompson Company,
manufacturers of overalls and
other articles of clothing, had not
the union label, and urged all
trudes unionists to demand the label at all times.
An appeal for financial aid for
the local strikers on the Great Northern Railroad wus read, and $10
donated , the appeal being also re-
LONG PRISON TERMS FOR LOYALTY TO LABOR
A SCORE OF LABOR MILITANTS FACE JAIL
For Their Activity in the Labor Movement
WM. Z. POSTER, WH. P. DUNNE, C. E. RUTIIENBERO nnd seventeen other militant
trade unionists have been arrested by Burns-Dougherty agents and are to be prosecuted
under the Michigan State Criminal Syndicalism Law.
HELP REPEL THIS ATTACK ON LABOR. HELP IN THE DEFENSE
OF THESE LABOR MILITANTS. GIVE THEM THE FULL PROTECTION OF THEIR CLASS.
Help provide a LABOR DEFENSE FUND to give an adequate legal defense and to
make possible nation-wide agitation against this latest persecution by thc employers'
agents.
LABOR DEFENSE COUNCIL
Federation of Labor Building, 166 W. Washington Street, Chicago, HI.
I  wnnt to make a contribution to freedom In America.
National Executive Ominilt.ee:
Itoger N. Baldwin Enclosed flnd I  for
Denis E. Butt the dofense of those prosecuted under tho Michigan Criminal
£_Xv:«r oama-taum
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Name —____»*
Max 8. Hay on
MorllB J. tyeb Address 	
Co-operating with
Committee or the l)efendaii:a: 	
Earl R. Browder ^"d romlttanco and make cheques payable to
William F, Dunne I,AllOlt IIMI'KNKIO COUNCU/,
William SS. Fouler ,»_ \\. Wellington Street,
C. E. Kulhcnberg Chicago, III.
Will urn K. roster, Nat'l Sec')'.
B. 0. ro_«r_lloul.t. Oct. 90. MM.
Essondale Job Is doted
Down for a
Time
Business Agent Hardy, of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters,
reports thut while trade Is slightly
Improved, that thoro ure a large
number of carpenters unemployed.
He reports that tho Dill job at
tho corner of OranviUe and Hobson Streets is fully organized, und
the Coughlan and Community
Church jobs have absorbed eome
men this week, but the improvement Is not expected to last.
Carpentera .are urged to keep
away from tho Essondale job for
the next eight days, as the concrote is now being run and all oar-
pen'irs have been laid off,
Members uro requested to Inform the'business agent as soon as
unemployed, so as to keep the organization acquainted with the true
condition of the trade.
ferred to the local unions for action.
Tho councU went on record as
supporting the position of School
Trustee Mclnnis In opposing the
entrance of delegations to the public schools seeking to sell tickets or
for any other ' purpose. It was
pointed out during the discussion,
that such delegations interfered
with the studies of the children.
The executive committee was Instructed to draw up a list of questions to be submitted to all candidates for civic bodies.
The proposal made eome weeks
ago for the council to go on record
as opposing horse racing, met with
defeat by a small majority.
Delegate Flynn took the position
that it wus none of the council's
businoss If the skinners of Labor
got skinned at the race tracks,
while Delegate Showier took the
position that the racing here wus
not clean.
The Switchmen's Union applied
for affiliation, and this was granted.
Dr. Curry's Lectures
Herbert Spencer's "Ghost Theory"
of gods and devils. This was'the
subject taken by Dr. Curry Oct. 12.
The mind of the masses may gravitate towards picture shows, jazz assemblies and orthodox devotions or
unity circles, but those attending
the meeting held on Thursday.: the
12th, In the W. P. hall. 303 Pender
Street, know that there are a considerable number of men1 and.women who are even interested in -a
scientific presentation of the dry,
old subject of religion.
Tho Baloptlcan used by Dr.
Curry showed on the screen some
of the great apostles of science and
modern thought, as applied to religion. The audienco also viewed
the pictures of some of the ancient
divinities of Egypt, and other antiquities, and these demonstrations
showed clearly that Instead of the
gods making man in their own Image, the reverse is true, for In every
case, these supernatural personages, whether ancient or modern,
are seen to partake of the form and
attributes of man.
The primitive savage saw that he
was often pursued by his shadow,
and believed it was a "doubje" or
spirit of himsolf. He was told that
his reflection in a Pool represented
Kim more perfectly still. Sound
waves thrown hack from a cliff
was to him the direct voice of these
spectral forms. Sickness to him,
meant "the work of evil spirits, as
It was considered hy the leading
characters of the gospel and of the
church. The forces such as tempest or thunder, floods and plagues,
made primitive man believe that
evil spirits infested the atmosphere,
while to him the life-giving rays of
the sun, the warmth of the flre,
the resurrection of spring nnd vegetation, the power:, that meant food
and life for tho tribe, these were
the gifts of "good ghosts" of dead
chiefs, and friends of tho people.
Ancestor Worship thc Basis of
Theology
But where did these divinities
originate? Spencer, Grant Allen
and others who spent years in investigating ancient records and beliefs of primitive tribes havo solved
this problem; when these ancient
people slept, they often dreamed
they saw again the forms and faces
of their dead friends or their foes,
Those seen In their dreams wero
often more powerful than when In
tho flesh. Tlio chief difference between sleep and death to the savage in thnt In the former the soul
nr breath return.1, to tho body, and
they iiwake, while ln death they
slay away. The existence of Egyp-
tluil mummies und tho Christian
doctrine of tho "resurreottorj of tbe
body" implies this primitive Idea.
From this comes prayer and priestcraft, for If those deported friends
and foes could have lightning or
make the sun shine, could bring
good or ovil to tho people, then, of
course, the "big mnn" of tho tribe
might, through supplication, prulse
or offerings, avert cnlan Itloa or
bring blessings, and today in every
land, there are thousands of men
onguged In this act, even uk the
priosts of Egypt performed their
ceremonies nnd sacrifices, 6000
years ago. From these primitive
modicine men have evolved these
rituals and religions, and dead
members of the tribe have,
through ages of growth developed
oven Into the pantheon of modern
Christianity.
The Great Triune "Creator of all
things visible and Invisible," and
millions are stilt supplicating saints
to avert disaster, and secure bios-
sings. This Is perhaps why In Soviet Russia, muny cathedrals have
now engraved at their entrance the
Marxian text: "Religion Is tho
opium of the people," and yot some
tell us that "Religion Is purely a
private matter." But tho world
moves on, and our progressive
clorgy nre becoming less preachers,
and more teachers every day, nnd
even tell us, that germs rathor
than evil spirits aro a cause of disease and death.
The subject for next Thursday
will be: "Communlal, versus Imperial Christianity."
Patronize   Fed   AdVertfuoM
HEN ARE
Fiji Island Employers Arc
Forcing Women Into
Immorality
■■    (By the Federated Press)
"Wellington, New Zealand—Women imported from India by the
Colonial Sugar Refining Co. were
nationalized on the Fiji Islands
plantations for the bonefit of the
company, according to H. E. Holland, leader in parliament of the
Labor Party group,
"That is not my statement," Holland said In parliament. "There Is
no minister of the crown here who
would dare deny It. Missionaries
protested to heaven against It. Tho
women of India, despite the principles of caste which had divided
them for centuries, met on a common platform and In great public
meetings carried their motions of
protest to the British .government.
That vile system of forced immorality was operated for tlie benefit
of the Colonial Sugar Refining Co.;
and today, although the indentured labor system has been legally
ended In Fiji, its results remain.
People who visited Fiji recently
have described It as a veritable sex
inferno. Forced polyandry is rife
In the case of married women.
"While our New Zealand papers
were black-heading the lie that the
women of Russia were nationalized
—a lie that was promptly apologized for In New Zoaland—while
that He was being propagated under our own flag we had the women of India nationalized for the
benefit of the Colonial Sugar Refining Co.
Amalgamation Is
EndorsdbyM.ofW.E.
(Continued from page 1)
with hooting, the delegates voted
to instruct the grand lodge officers
to suspend alt court action against
Allen E. Barker, former grand
president, until after the convention. Barker, a delegate from a
Canadian local, charged on the
floor that the suit against him, In
which he was charged as long ago
as 1920 with misappropriating
about ' $200,000 of brotherhood
funds, was a political manoeuvre.
Police were' sent to tho hall at the
suggestion, from an unknown
source, thnt they might find Illegal
literature, They found an I. W.
W. newsboy selling Industrial Solidarity, allowed to continue and after that, they did not reappety.
Furor Industrinl Unionism
Word was received that the
Pennsylvania Railroad would not
allow delegates from that system
leaves of absence to attend the convention.
United States Secretary of Lahor James J. Davis urged organized
labor to cease Internecine Btrlfe
and jurisdictional disputes (the
convention's response to this. Incidentally, being the overwhelming
vote on the following day for In
dustrial unionism). Other speak
ers, including Timothy Healy and
William D. Mahon, brought fraternal greetings.
On the convention floor there
was a strong sentiment ln favor of
reducing the centralization of control In tho grand lodge. It was
nlso hoped that the convention before adjourning, would name a
committee to meet the representatives of other railroad unions to
discuss amalgamation-
Protests against the Daugherty-
Wilkerson Injunction and the supreme court's Coronado decision,
approval of a soldier bonus and
pleas ln favor of closer co-operation between farmers and Indus^
trial workers and in favor of great'
er recognition of the union label
came in resolutions and speeches.
OF
I
Scenes from Workers' Republic to Be Shown
on Monday
No subjoct is more interesting to
worker or capitalist than Soviet
Russia. To the worker, it Is a
light which offers hopo, and to the
capitalist a menace. What ls happening in that country Is of interost to atl peoples, Irrespective of
their status in society, nnd notwithstanding their conflicting Interests. This Is borne out by the
reams of matter which is written
nnd published for and ngainst tho
Workers' Republic, and. these articles are written ln order to supply
tho demand of some particular
school of thought.
Tho blockade of Soviet Russia
has to a largo extent, prevented
the presentation of the workers'
side of the question, but with the
avenues of truth becoming more
open, the newd and the truth Is'
leaking through, and much interesting material ls reaching the outside world.
Just recently, about 200 photo
graphs of scenes tn Soviet Russia
have reached Vancouver. These
photos are not scenes from the fa-
mino area, but taken from the
overyday life of tho Russian people. They show the real Inside
story of Soviet Russia and the healthy and happy lives of the Industrial workers and peasants, whose
conditions compare favorably with
the lot of the unemployed army of
the rest of the capitalistic world.
These pictures wltt be shown at
the W. P. hall, 803 Pender Street
West, on Monday evening, Octobor
28, at 8 p.m. No charge wtll ht
made for admission, and all work
ers are welcome.
Seattlo—A local tailor has boen
fined $50 and costs for using a
union labol In clothing without au
thorlzation by the union.
One dollnr and fifty centa ls the
cost for » six months subscription
■o th« Fed*rationlat.
I
Says It May Extend to
Economic and Political Censorship
New York. Otit. 14.—Peter J.
Brady and associate members of
the Allied Printing Trades Council
are oppoaed to conferenco or compromise with JohnS, Sumner of
the society fur the suppression of
vice, who recently declared for censorship of books.
Sumner's proposal raised a storm
of opposition, und now he favors
conferences to establish a "moral
censor." On behalf of workers in
the printing trades, Mr. Brady aays
that a moral censorship can easily
and gradually extend Into an economic and political censorship.
Mr. Sumner and hla associates,
whether wittingly or not, are playing the game of the large captains
of industry, such aa announced by
thet Rockefeller Foundation in Its
'Occasional Papers, No. 1,' a few
years ago," said Mr. Brady, who
quotes tho following from one of
the Occasional Papers":
In our dreams we have limitless
resources, and the people yield
themselves with perfect docility to
our molding hand. The present
educational conventions fade from
our minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will
upon a grateful and responsive
rural folk.
"We shall not try to make these
people or any of their children Into
philosophers or men of learning or
of science. We have not to rinse
up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We
shall not search for embryo great
artists, painters, musicians, nor
shall we cherish even the humble
ambition to rlase from among them
lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whim we now
have amplo supply.
The task that we set before
ourselves is very simple as well os
very beautiful—to raise these people as fe find them to be a perfectly ideal life just where they arc."
Saxon  Socialists  Are
Brought to
Time
Dresden, Saxony—By a curious
combination of votes of the extreme right and the Communists,
the Saxonlan tandtag, or assembly,
has been dissolved and a new election ordered. The assembly was
thus far controlled by the Independent Socialists and the Majority
Socialists, with whom the Communists associated themselves from
time to time on specific questions.
Latterly, however, the differences
between Socialists and Communists
become more and more pronoun
ced, wftli the result that, when the
capitalistic parties proposod dissolution on the grounds that the Socialist-Independent combination no
longer represented the majority of
thc people, the Communists voted
with them.
Hibij.ii Replies to
Cowardly Critics
(Continued from page 1)
"I have Just returned from an
inspection of the work of the Russian Red Cross In Russia, and I am
convinced that no relief work In
Russia is better or more economically conducted, with less "over
hoad' or more effective
suits In rehabilitating people in
results in rehabilitating people ln
desperate need. I have seen, and I
have photographs, of the supplies
sent by the American committee
for the relief of Russian children
being distributed to starving children and not to the red army, or
anybody else. On the contrary, the
red army, with a grenter spirit of
humanity than those who nre ready
to open a campaign of villification
whose result cannot fall to bo tho
starvation of thousands of helpless
children, has itself boen one of tho
principal givovs to the relief funds
whtch saved millions of Russiun
children.
"I am exceedingly glad, however,
that this has come out. It has been
whispered nbout for so long thnt lt
Is well to have It ln the open whoro
It may be openly met. I shall, of
course, bring suit for Ubel ngninst
tho authors of this mischievous attack on a purely humanitarian
work."
TAKE SEATS
Finnish Parliament Has
New Event to
Face
(By the Federated Press)
Helslngsfors, Finland—For the
first time tn the history of the Finnish riksdag, Communists have
taken seats in it and were present
at the opening of the parliament.
They abstained from voting
throughout, but proposed as speaker of tho house a comrade who is
now In Jail accused of treason.
The Communists havo declared
through their party press that they
do not intend to Introduce motions
nor take part ln the work of the
parliament in the ordinary sense,
but that thoy will merely bo "the
Interpreters of the class-consciousness of the revolutionary proleta
riat." Thoy wilt therefore follow a
purely obstructionist policy-
It Is not Impossible, howevor,
that they mny go together with
the Socialists on certain matters
affecting tho working clnss.
IS
Declares   Boston   Transcript Has Libeled
Him
Boston — Caut. -Ptfaetgn HIbben,
secretary Russian Red Cross in
America and executive., secretary
American committee for relief of
Russian children/has brought suit
here for $100,000 damages for Ubel
against the Boston Transcript for
publishing nn article entitled "The
Reds in America," In which Hib-
ber. was declared to be working for
the Soviot government, and which
asserted he hud been a apid propagandist for tho Greek royalists, and
that he "copied confidential papers
and documents while employed tn
the consulate ln Brazil," and escaped from that country In disguise.
All these statements, Hibben's
petition sets forth, are absolutely
and unqualifiedly false. And In respect to the last mentioned charge,
he declares he never was ln Brazil
in his life and was never employed
ln a consulate.
The writ in the $100,000 damage
suit has been served by the sheriff
on the publishers of the Transcript,
and the paper's property-attached*
for that amount.
Capt. HIbben has returned from
two months in Russia where he
made arrangements for the sale In
the United States of "kustar" or
peasant handicraft, articles for the
benefit of famine relief and to assist In bringing here musical and
dramatic artists to give performances to raise funds to feed the
famine orphans of the Volga and
the Ukraine.
"The Russian Red Cross," he
said, "through whtch supplies sent
from America for famine relief are
distributed, ls a Red Cross society
like the American or any other Red
Cross; it is recognized aB such by
the International Red Cross committee at Geneva. It hns nothing
whatever t0 do with politics, with
Communism or with the Communist Party In Russia or the United
States or anywhere else. Our work
ls and has been purely humanitarian. We have fed ahd are feeding
more than 80,000 ohildren, and
any suggestion that there is any
political propaganda about the
work is entirely groundless."
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