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The British Columbia Federationist May 20, 1921

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$2.50 PER YEAR
Workers  Turn  Oat
South Vancouver
Speakers Point Out Position of Working
Tht parade and meeting ot
Workera held In South Vancouver
last Sunday were even better attended than expected. Many work-
in took the car from the city and
(Joined the parade at 26th Avenue
land Main. When the parade left
that point there waa at leaat
150 ln line and when the
meeting waa opened thla number
«aa swelled by many more who
had (one direct to the meeting
Comrade Cowan of the Council
of Workera called the meeting to
order aa soon aa the people were
aaaembled around the steps of. the
John Oliver achool, the flrst apeaker called upon being A, S. Wella,
who In a brief apeeoh urged the
(workers to organize so that In the
days to come they would not be a
mob without any polioy. Referring
to the blasted hopes of the workera
which were reflected in the shacks
of the municipality, he pointed out
that such was the lot of all work-
"a In all countries,
T. O'Connor, the next apeaker,
called attention to the fact that
labor power waa a commodity, and
evidence of this he pointed to
the faot that a slave could aee the
quotation of his price on the blackboards outalde the employment
agencies, and that outalde or in the
windows of restauranta could be
aeen the price of coffee and other
foods, Thie commodity nature of
labor power, he asserted, was the
fundamental evil of present-day
society, and until labor was removed from that category the
membera of the working clasa
would be enalaved by a class that
owned the means of wealth production.
J. O. Smith stated that condltlona were not getting better and
that next winter would Jae a period
whloh the workers would look
back upon with remembrances,
and that while prior to the past
Winter the workera had been largely employed aa a result of the demand for munitions and the needs
of the war, which to some extent
gave the workers a stake of greater
or lesser amount to face the unem-
iloyment of the unemployed
period, that they would face the
(Continued on page 4)
Member   for   Newcastle
Will Be at F. L. P.
Hall Sunday
Last Sunday Dr. Curry spoke to
b well attended meeting at the F
*. P. Hall. Next Sunday, May
lind, Sam Guthrie, M.L.A., will be
he speaker. All those who have
iot yet heard him should attend
hln meeting at 8 p.m. at 148 Cor-
lova street..
There was a large attendance
A the last general meeting. The
larty complied with the request
if the G. W. V. A. and a wire
ras sent to the department at Ot-
awa urging Immediate measures
~or the relief of the unemployed
(.(•juns of this city, many of
Thorn are disability cases. The
aity will hold a dance In Cotillon Hall June 3rd. A meeting
if members of the party will be
leld Saturday, May 28th, In the
\ L, P. Hall at 7 p.m. Supper
Mil be served after which party
iroblems will be discussed by
hose present.
A meeting will be held Saturday
ight in Qllmour Hall, North Bur-
laby, for the purpose of estab-
Ishtng a branch In that district,
'he speakers will be H. Neelands,
,m   Guthrie,   Tom   Richardson
d Mrs. Corse.
Labor Movement Loses by
Death of Mrs. Farmer
of Nanaimo
The ranks of the active wofketj
In the Labor movement in Nl?
naimo have been reduced by one
oy ons '■jr-"-<JBj
through the death of Mrs. FwiB-^'^pSSrSS^
er, who died on May the 14th.'
Mrs. Farmer always took an active part In the labor movement
In the coal city, and although not
In good health, only two weeks
ago, when a oampalgn was on for
funds for-the Federationist, ahe
•old more tickets for the entertainment than any other person.
Mrs. Farmer was an active
member of the Women's Labor
league, and was at all times to be
found ready and willing to help
ln the working elass movement.
On Tuesday, the 10th, she went
.Into the hospital, where every-
thing that was possible was done
for her, but she passed away or
Saturday, the cause of death being heart failure. Besides a large
olrcle of friends she leaves to
mourn her loss a husband and ten
Two weeks ago the Federation-
it stated that the paper mill work-
rB of Powell River had rejected
e company's proposition of a 20
er cent reduction In wages. This
iduction Is only a proposal, and
ie agreement with the company
oes not terminate till the last day
f May when definite action will
• taken.
Young English Socialist
too Much for Canadian
On Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, Douglas S. Browett, Englishman by birth, Socialist by
choice, was kindly but firmly taken
in charge by the Immigration authorities, and placed on a train
gQlng east, hla ultimate destination being the land of his birth.
Browett was early in the year
charged with illegal entry Into
Canada, The local defence committee took charge of the case and
endeavoured to have the charge
dropped, but without avail,
Browett's views evidently not coinciding with those of the authorities.
While- In Vancouver Browett
won a number ot friends In Socialistic circles. He was a keen student and reader, and at all times
proved that he understood the
working clasB position. When
charged with illegal entry, the officials that examined him, asked him
many questions as to his political
views, and while his entry into
the country from the United States
was not strictly according to the
law, yet the fact that he was an
Englishman and his infraction of
the law was only of a technical
nature, shuold have assured him
domicile In this country. In fact,
others have been admitted under
similar conditions, but the only
difference was ln the fact that they
not hold the views that Browett
did. Thus once again the Canadian authorities have made Canada safe for democracy, and sent
another rebel to the old land
where lt would appear that they
are able to raise u sufficient supply of their own without the aid
of the Canadian or any other Government.
If you want some sample copies
of this paper for your neighbors,
call around - to the office and get
17. S. Congressman Would
^Abe^ private Muni-
3&£tfKg Plants
Exposes Enormous Profits of Big Munitions
By Paul Hanna
(Federated Preaa Staff Correspondent)
Washington.—"The forcea that
make for war never operate In
candor. They wrap the flag around
their sacred professions of patriot-
Ism, and thus clothed In the habil-
ments of 100 per cent. American-
lam, Germanism or Englishism!
they teed the people propaganda
to prepare them for the glorious
conflict that ls going to pile mil
lions for themselvea"
Sometimes the Congress of the
United States Is startled by out
bursts' like the above. And usually
the offending words come from
aome new member fresh from the
folks back home and still able to
express the views of the common
On this occasion the, offending
voice came from the seat which
prior to March 4 was occupied by
Martin L, Davey of the Fourteenth
Ohio district. Mr. Davey -was
Wilson Democrat, who -Introduced
ln the House one of Palmer's
famous sedition 'bills. He thought
It would Insure his re-electloft. Instead, It elected his opponent,
Charles L. Knight.
Knight was speaking in support
of his amendment to a military appropriations bill,, his purpose being
te require that all- munitions and
supplies used In wartime be manufactured In government arsenals
and factories.
"No expense is unnecessary
which would prevent the renpers of
tremendous profits from going out
and lobbying for war," he si
"Turn your eyes to the shops and
to the great m«\ litfon makers of
every country and you will see that
100 per cent, of them are shouting
for war, while some one else Is
going to do the fighting out of
which they are going to reap millions.
"During 1918, Colonel Buckner,
of a great munitions plant, said to
one of his salesmen that after pny
Ing $2,000,000 to the Red Cross and
|4,000,000 on wnr savings stamps
hts company had made the sum of
J129.O00.OO0 that-year." Mr. Knight
pointed to the National Security
League as a propaganda agency of
the munition makers, saying:
"This malodorous organization
fairly reeked with perspiring pa<
trlotism. It was ready to damn
any man to oblivion who dared
question its clamor that the nation should arm and keep armed
to the teeth."
Get    Their
Share While Workers
Paris (by mail)—The Socialist
ex-minister Marcel Sombat, has exposed in the "Populatre" an astonishing scandal of French war
reparations. While millions of
miserable workmen and peasants
In tho devastated areas are still
living under conditions of almost
Incredible hardship, It appears that
32 great capitalists in these districts have received from the
French government, as an advance
against their reparations claim,
the aum of 1,100,000,000 francs.
One of these firms, it is stated,
whose workshops and plant were
left Intact by the Germans, except for the removal of certain
copper fittings and the manufactured products in stock, received
no less than 67,000,000 francs.
Deputy Inghels tabled a motion to
raise the whole astounding affair
in the French Chamber.
Meetings in O.B.U. Hall
For the Coming Week
SDNBAY—Irish Sclf-Dctermination League.
WEDNESDAY-General Workers' Unit.
THURSDAY-Workcrs' Council. t
FRIDAY—Open Forum and Women's Auxiliary.
SATURDAY-Dancc, 9 to 12.
Attempt to Prevent Activities of German
(By John Sims, Federated Press
Staff Correspondent)
Dulsburg, Germany — The entente army of occupation in the
Rhine Valley ia making a concerted effort to provent the trade unions from carrying out their
threat that they will continue to
struggle for the dethronement of
capitalism, no matter whether
their bosses be French, Belgian or
As one step In this direction,
the Frenih troops are demanding
of the Idea) police that the trade
unions be compelled to fill out
certain blanks giving fult information concerning their organization, political affiliation, number
of strikes sinco January, 1920, and
relation to other unions. Most
significant of all Is a question
seeking information as to who, besides the officers, are "the most
active and  influential members,
Trade unionists see ln this an
attempt to form a blacklist against
labor leaders. They, therefore,
refuse to give the Information desired.
What will be the final answer
of the French commander remains
to be »een. Meanwhile it Is interesting to note that the "Volkss-
tlmme" of this cfty, organ of the
workers, ls threatened with threo
months' suspension because it recently stated editorially that the
French should not imaglno that
their policy of trying to befriend
the German workers by giving
them plenty to eat would succeed,
but that on the contrary the German workers would struggle
against imperialism as never before.
First Social Affair of Ex-
Service Men Enjoyable Event
The whist drive and dance held
on Wednesday night under the auspices of the Canadian National
Unton of Ex-Service men waa an
unqualified aucceBB. The arrangements in every particular were as
near perfect as human beings
could make them, The members
of the Women'a Auxiliary of the
O. B. U. rendered assistance In the
preparing and serving of the refreshments,
The men's flrat prize for whist
waa won by Mr. Tuttle, while Mrs.
Charters won the ladlos' flrst
prise. Danolng commenced at 9
o'clock and. continued until 1 a,m.
The floor was well filled at all
times and many were the expressions of satisfaction of the flrst
effort of the C. N. TJ. X. along sooial lines.
Winnipeg Sfreet Railway-
men Give Lie to
Press Reports
In answer to the press reports,
including those circulated by the
Western Labor News, with regard
to the intentions of the members
of the Street Railway Unit of the
O. B. U. in Winnipeg, that organisation through its press committee
has issued the. following statement:
The Street Car Men of Winnipeg
have recently, through their committee, signed up their agrement
for the ensuing year. One notable
feature is that the Street Car Men
have maintained the same scale of
wages on thia agreement as we
had on the previous one, despite
the fact that the tendencies everywhere Is for a reduction. Even the
Joint Council of Industry has sanctioned reductions. The statements
In the Free Press and Western Labor News to the effect that the
Street Car Men were returning to
the International again, can be
branded as a misstatement of facts,
or a bunch of lies, but these reports sent, broadcast as they were
over the dominion, coupled with
the activities of a few Individuals
that frequent the Labor Temple on
James Street, disguised as Labor
Men (no need to mention nnmes)
have been the means of bringing
an International organizer to the
city again, but we can assure him
that his efforts will be of no avail,
and we feel sure he will Boon be
convinced that the O.B.U. Unit is
stronger today that it ever was.
Reports were circulated freely that
the Street Car Men would not get
an agreement because they were
an O.B.U. Unit, but the Individuals
who   spread   those    reports   were I GuK coasts. On ihe Pacific, accord
Ex-Soldier   Gets   Three
Months and Is Ordered
The secretary of the C. N. U. X.
is in receipt of a telegram from
the Montreal Council of action
whloh in effect atates that Patrick: Reid, a returned soldier who
has been leading the unemployed
parades in that elty, has been arrested and ordered  deported.
Reld waa born ln Ireland and
haa been active for eome time in
connection with the unemployed
demonstrations, and on being arrested he was sentenced to three
months In goal and ordered deported at the conclusion of hla
prison' term. The Montreal
workers are seeking the active
support of all soldier organisations, and workers with the object
of haying the deportation order
being rescinded.
American and European
Ship Owners Act
(By Laurence Todd, Federated
Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington—Four vessels with
strikebreaker crews have left Baltimore during the flrst ten days of
Admiral Benson's lockout of the
American merchant marine personnel. Two have yet To be heard
from; the other two have limped,
crippled, to repair stations, according, to reports received by
Andrew Furuseth, president of thc
International Seamenn's Union of
Africa, at headquarters here.
The cattleship Western King
has had to anchor in the lower
Chesapeake, due to the burning up
of her boilers and her engine bearings—the result of ignorant handling. The Des Moines Bridge is
reported ln a repair dock at Newport News, under the necessity of
equally costly attention from mechanic*;.
At New Orleans the Shipping
Board showed its hand on Monday, by' securing a sweeping Injunction ngainst all the strikers.
Prior to this move the police had
jailed a considerable number of
the uniqn pickets in the region of
the wharves.
|feo far as I am able to ascertain from our telegraphic reporte,"
said Furuseth on the 10th day of
the contest, "we have bottled
them up tightly on the Pacific
Coast, and have thom corked almost equally tight on the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts. There appear to
have been less than a dozen sailings out of perhaps 200 which were
scheduled    on    the    Atlantic   and
badly fooled. We have what we
already hnd and that is more than
thc International organizations cun
say. The O.B.U. is growing far
too rapidly for these Labor Fak
Irs and they are already realizing
that their meal ticket ls in dun
ger. Now, boys, get busy, and if
you see any of your fellow workmen without an O.B.U. button, try
and show him the reason why he
should join up with an organization that is functioning on the
Printers Still on Strike
The situation In the printers'
strike ln Vancouver Is much the
same as lt was last week. No new
developments have taken, place,
but the men declare that they have
not as many men on strike as they
anticipated before the trouble.
Patronize Fed Advertisers.
The Federatlonist lias published
Left Wing" Communism, nn in-
faiittlf disorder, by Nikolai Lenln.
This work should be rend by every
worker, as It deals extensively with
working class tactlcb. Price: Single
copies, 25c; orders of ten or more
copies, 20c each, postage paid.
Minneapolis, Minn.—The president of the State Bar Association ln
a speech delivered here, urged a
general amnesty for all nolltlcal
Chicherin   Hopes   Great
Britain WiU Follow Suit
(By  the  Federated  Press)
Moscow.—The Russian govern
ment is carrying out Its trade
agreement with England to the
last letter of the law and Is strictly refraining from anti-British propaganda in British colonies, according to a radio sent by Georgo
Chicherin, commissar of foreign
affairs, to Leoqid Krassin, Russian
representative ln London,
"We have worked out systematic
regulations which we are following step by step," says the radio.
"Our delegates in every country
affected by the agreement have received instructions to carry It out
most strictly.
"In our view, the signing of the
treaty constitutes a boundary between the past and the future periods of our relations to Oreat Britain, Wo have always Insisted that
previous to the signing of the
agreement we had no obligations
to Great Britain, but, on the contrary, had an absolutely free hund.>
Wo gather from the recent letter
from Sir Robert Homo that England has nothing to say against
this attitude. Thus there are no
differences of principle between
ourselves and Great Britain.
"We place a high value upon tlje
ing to our reports,    nothing    has
"Admiral Benson stated that he
had no understanding with the
shipowners, and yet his representatives in Baltimore, under oath,
testified that they had received
Information about the wages and
conditions to  be  established.
Information I have received
from Europe shows that there is
a comblnantion—if not in writing, then a gentlemen's agreement — between European and
American shipowners. Early in
January the European shipowners
made almost Identical demands
upon iheir men effective in April.
The issue was delayed in America,
and the English shipowners put lt
off'until April 22, and the Norwegians until May 15, by which
time it was evidently thought that
the dispute ln America would be
settled. Now the Norwegian ship
owners have locked out the entire
personnel of the Norwegian merchant marine.
Could   Not  Stand  Programmed Yellow
Feared That Socialization
Meant Socialism and
(By Federated Press)
AMSTERDAM —Either Samuel
Gonvpera, preaident of the American Federation of Labor, aa one of
the three American delegatea to
the Amsterdam Congreaa In 1919,
Incorrectly informed the Executive
Council of his organisation of what
transpired at the congress, or else,
for reasons beat known to Itaelf,
the American Federation of Labor repudiated what Gompers and
the two. other delegates voted for.
These points are brought out in a
letter addressed to the councU by
the executive board of the International Federation of Trade Unions, a copy of which was handed
to your Federated Press correspondent here. The letter is a reply to one from the A. F. of L.
officially discontinuing affiliation
with the International because of
certain clauses In the International^ constitution. These object-
Ions the International board takes
up item by Item and proves they
are either based on false premises
or at best on incorrect Interpretations.
The executive council ln Its letter declared the American Federation of Labor found lt impossible
to continue affiliation with the In-
ternatton because:
First, the new constitution completely abrogated the principle of
complete autonomy for each national trade union federation; second, through the issuance of appeals and proclamations the executive body of the International
Federation had committed the federation to a revolutionary principle, and, third, a system of dues
had been adopted which would
place upon the American Federation of Labor a heavy «nnd unbearable expense.
What the congress did vote for,
the International's letter shows,
"The International Federation
shall consist of national and general trade union centers of those
countries which are organized on
a definite trade union basis, the
autonomy of tlie trade union movement of each country being guaranteed."
Regarding the question of dues
.the letter states that the Amerl
can delegation, which, besides
Gompers, consisted of D. J. Tobin
and John J. Hays, voted for a system of dues "which is now referred
to by your executive as unbear
As    to    charge    made   by   the
(Continued on page 3)
Communists Are Subject
to Persecution! by
French Troops
=**■ (By the Federated Presa)
•«fcu»Bmbonig.—A regime of ter-
jSiiifc:hy-'been' inaugurated against
IW wyfiers of Luxembourg by the
Frenoh arifty of occupation. German and Italian workers who are
known to hold Communist views
are being ejected from the grand
duchy, thanka to pressure brought
by the French and Belgian foreign
The works councils, on which
employera and workers meet on
equal terms, have been disbanded.
Members of the workers' councils
or of the trade unions who took
part tn a recent general atrlke ln
Luxembourg, are blacklisted and
flnd themselves unable to secure
To meet the altuation at leaat
partially the Trade Union Federation haa opened aoup kitchens for
feeding the workers who are thua
locked out.
G.   Baird,   Member   of
Coast District, Meets
Untimely End
G. Baird, a member of the Coast
District L. W. I. U., was killed on
May 12 by a falling rock while
working in tho tunnel at Glacier,
B. C, and was burled at Revelstoke
on May 15.
The men who were working in
the tunnel with Baird at the time
walked out ln a body, and did not
work the remainder of that shift,
out of respect and sympathy for
the deceased fellow-worker.
New consignment of "Pritchard's
Address to the Jury," on sale at
this ofllce. Ten cents, postpaid.
latest established relations between us and England and are at
pains that peace should be restored betweon us and commerce resumed, l'spocially the representatives and agents of Russia In Afghanistan have been instructed to
carry on no anti-British propaganda, Wo retain our full right
to maintain friendly rclat|»ns with
In conclusion, Chicherin states
that Russia "can only hope that
England will meet her obligations
as' honestly as we Intend to meet
British   Employers   Are
Frustrated by European Workers
(By the Federated Press)
Hamburg, Germany.—Attempts
of the British shipbuilders to
break a strike of ship carpenters
on the British docks by farming
out the work among German, Italian and Dutch workers have failed miserably, thanks to the international solidarity of the ship carpenters' unions.
Ever since last December the
British carpenters have been out
on strike to obtain bettor wages.
The British owners thereupon
tried to get the work done elsewhere. They sent an American
ship, for the repairing of which
they had signed a contract, to
Hamburg, hoping that the German unions would agree to do the
work that the British unions refused to touch. The Gorman workers met thc request by going out
on a sympathetic strike.
The British bosses next tried
Italy, but received no less a
hearty rebuff. Then they offered
their contracts to the Dutch ship
carpenters, who have been out of
work for a long time, due to the
unemployment crisis in Tho Netherlands. But here again, at the
request of the British unions, the
international bureau of the Trade
Union Federation warned the
Dutch workers not to act as scabs
and strikebreakers.
ARE repressed
Reaction Follows Easter
Strike in Gigantic
Leuna Works
(By the Federated Press)
Halle, Germany.—Gross reaction
Is following the Easter uprising ln
the gigantic Leuna works. Workers will be admitted to Jobs only lf
they sign a declaration embracing
14 points. One of these provides
that each worker, before leaving
the works, wilt submit to a personal visitation, to make sure that
Ke ls nOt smuggling something out
of the factory.
By the terms of another of the
14 points, the worker agrees to refrain from all political activity,
also from the distribution of leaflets, pamphlets or even handbills.
All meetings of the workers during working hours are strictly forbidden. The work councils, "composed of representatives of the
workers and the employera, which
have heretofore met on the company's time, may now meet only
after business hours.
The managers of the Leuna
Works are refusing to take back
Into their employ any person un
der 26 years of age (lt was the
young men who played the leading part ln the Easter uprising)
and all those who were members
of the directing committee of the
recent general strike ln the Leuna
Belgian Workers Are Aid*
ing the Minors of
Donation from Campbell River
The workers at Campbell River
have sent in $61.50 to tht Federationist Maintenance Fund and
three new subscriptions. Thla is
the second contribution from the
workers in this district, $40 being sent a few weeks ago.
Montreal.—-The Montreal longshoremen announce acceptance
from the shipping federation of a
year's contract, which provides for
a 6 per cent. Increase In wages, for
night workers.
There are over three million unemployed In the "good old U. S.
A," today and there is no let-up
to industries closing down. The
remainder of the shipyards on the
coast will close shortly throwing
moro thousands out of work.
Ain't It a grand and glorious system?"
C. N. V. X. Sleeting
The National Union of E.\-Ser-
vlco men will hold a propaganda
meeting in the Loggers' ball, 61
Cordova St. West, tonight (Friday)
nt 8 o'clock. The speakers will be
Dr.  Curry and  Tom O'Connor.
Australian Paper Would
Get Money for
(By the Federated Press)
Sydney, N. S. W.—As a means of
raising money for state development and finding work for the unemployed, the "Australian Worker," leading labor newspaper in
Australia, urges the labor government of New South Wales to
make a forced levy on the money-
holders of the state. It points out
that a valuable precedent for this
fs furnished by the fact that during thc wnr, when the Australian
commonwealth government was
raising Its war-loans, it threatened to force the money from the
people by compulsory loans lf it
was not forthcoming voluntarily.
If It could be done for war, contends the "Australian Worker," lt
can be done In peace time for the
benefit of the state.
Duke of Northumberland
Tries to Start a
Ths British Miners are still carrying on their fight agalnat a reduced standard sf living. In ne
single Instance have ths men
•hown any weakness. Ths Yorkshire minora could have settlsd by
themaelvea on favorable terms but
ref uaed to break with their comrades and are atandlng for a national agreement and settlement.
This Is the spirit that ths Britiah
Government cannot break and
Whtch may eventually be the factor that will bring Lloyd George
to the end of hla political career.
Ths Locomotive Engineers and
Firemen, the aecond largest railway unton, yeaterday reeolved to
Instruct membera not to handle
trains carrying foreign ooal and to
refuse to work with scaba. In
view of the action of the Caledonian Railway dismissing railway
workera for refusing to handle
foreign ooal thla decision, especially If lt la endorsed by the executives of the national union of railway men brings a national rail
strike again within the bounda of
an Immediate possibility.
Moreover the gaa workera are
threatening to oease work of foreign coal ls uaed. Belgian transport workera wired to the British:
All coal steamera stopped at Belgian porta."
There are now 14,000 ships'
stewards and cooks locked out by
owners who- are trying to force a
wage cut of two pounda and ten
shillings a month. Clerks are being used as scabs,        ,
The Aqultanla sailed on Saturday last with members of the office staff of the Cunard company
aa stewards, and titled persona who
never did a useful day'a work ln
their Uvea before filling so-called
mental positions.
Aa an Instance of the feeling
that trades unionists havo agalnBt
the members of the unions assisting the government by Joining the
Auxiliary Forces, a member of the
Electrical Workers' Union in London was expelled from that organization. The case was taken
to the courts and as uaual th«
union waa found guilty and order*
ed to reinstate the culprit. Th«
magistrate who tried the cbbi
atated: "There must not be a tech-
(Continued en page 4)
The Manchester Guardian
Scores Suppression of
Free Speech
The imprisonment of Communist
speakers is becoming a national
scandal. As the "Manchester
Guardian" (not even a labor paper, still less a Marxian one!) says
today: "Communism Is a political
theory, not a sin, and the older
England would not have regarded
the advocacy of a political theory
as an offense in itaelf." But the
England of D. O. R. A. and of the
still more dangeroua emergency
powers act is not that older England which believod in free speech;
and so, almost dally, speakers who
at one time would have been allowed to express their opinions,
even if these included a belief in
that vague term "revolution," an
now dragged before a magistral*
by a zealous policeman, and on
evidence whtch Is extremely doubtful, depending as It does on tht
policeman's memory and word, an
fined or Imprisoned.
Meanwhile, the British Communist Party ls gaining recruits, nol
losing them, by this petty persecution, which, to quote the "Man-
Chester Guardian" again, ls helping to "kill one of the best traditions of our people and one of
Its chief claims to honor In tht
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June thelst, A spocial meeting of
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FniDA\ -May  30,   1981
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The Hope of the World
iw»y   111,   1021
THE "latest" cure for unemployment,
has been advanced by the International Trades and Labor Council of Vancouver. It is a sure winner. Nothing
like it has bcen advanced for some time.
/ At least not for a month.
THE But  to  those  who  have
"LATEST"    played a part in the labor
CURE movement of this province
it will have a musty flavor,
as though it had bcen laid aside and become mouldy with age. In brief, the
cure all for unemployment is the employment only of citizens of this country, with
special emphasis on thc exclusion of
Asiatics from British Columbia industries.
The circular letter sent out by the organization referred to calls attention 'to
thc fact that thc city has, during the
past few months, spent the sum of
$280,000 in relief to those' suffering from
unemployment, and urges as a cure for
conditions, sueh as prevail in the city, the
exclusion of Asiatics and aliens from
other countries which have a lower standard of living than prevails in Canada.
■While the Trades and Labor Council
objects to the employment of Asiatics, the
press informs us that Chinese eggs are
being shipped into this oountry to the
detriment of those people who are engaged in egg production in B. C. Perhaps
Ihe members of the Trades CouncU have
not taken into consideration the compe-
.tition that mnst prevail between the producers of different countries, and only that
competition which comes close to them
has bcen realized. That no matter whether
the Asiatics are resident in (Janada or
not, the competition between the different
nations for markets must continue so long
as capitalism exists. This competition
has shown to the members of the employing class of this country the necessity of
cheap labor in order that they could more
favorably compete with thcir rivals in
other lands, and consequently they have
scoured the world for the particular
brand of labor that they required and
which could be secured at the cheapest
possible price. *
* » »
Employers are like workers; they pur-
. chase in the cheapest market. If it is impossible foy them to obtain cheaper labor
from other countries, then they by competition are compelled to foree down the
price of labor power which is produced in
the country which they are operating in.
As an example of this, we point to the
miners' situation in the old land. Due to
the indemnity provisions, the Germans are
shipping eoal to those nations that were
before the war purchasers of British coal.
Oermany is producing coal and selling it
at less than the British coal owners were
able to do with British miners receiving a
higher rate of wages than were thc Gorman miners. The result was the proposed
reduction of wages in the old land which
resulted in the present lockout, and the
tieing up of British industry. Thus the
faet is established that the conditions and
competition of one country have a bearing on the conditions of another, and
especially on the price of labor power.
• * » *
Eastern-Canada is not suffering from
a large Asiatic population, yet we find
that employment is rife in every cit^and
town in that part of the country. Great
Britain has no Asiatic problem, yet the
workers' standard of living is being reduced and unemployment is bringing the
workers to. the point of starvation, while
foreign competition at all times kept the
workers of that country hungry. It is
msny years ago since Sir Henry Campbell
Banncrman pointed out that at all times
there were thirteen million people of
Great Britain on the verge of starvation,
and this was long before the world had
been "freed" from Prussianism and German commercial supremacy had been
wiped out. The Asiatics do not make the
unemployment conditions, The employers do not bring down the standard of
living. It is thc present system that compels the workers to starve in thc midst
of plenty, whether they be in China, Japan, Italy, Germany or even thc old land,
whose workers have"** produced more
wealth per capita than the workers of
, any other country in the world.
* * •
Last year thc C. P. E. started a propaganda campaign with the object of proving to the people of this country that they
could not carry on without Asiatic labor
and more of it. Other employers have
time and again pointod out that they
could not compete with other nations unless they could have cheap labor, and it
is true. Those that can produce the
cheapest will and must control the world
market. It is an economic law that no
man-made law can upset. So why the
workers in Canada should worry about
Chinese eggs or the Asiatic brand of the
commodity labor power coming into competition with labor power produced
in this country, when the conditions of labor in any country are largely determined by world conditions, we
fail to see. The struggle for existence is
keen, it will be keener. The workers will
have their standard of living more and
more reduced as time goes on, and there
is no road, under capitalism, out of thc
morass tho peoples of all countries are in
under tlio present system. The Asiatics
or the Germans and the Italians and
other hationalities cannot be forced out of
the world's market, limited as it is, except
by those who can compete with them and
produce cheaper, and if the Canadian
workera wish to obtain steady employment under the present system, then they
must come down to a standard of living
lower than that of even the Chinese.
There is no other way, except by the abolition of the capitalistic system. The Vancouver Trades and Labor Council may exclude the Asiatics, but we doubt it, and
then the problem will not be solved.
The workers will find that they have been
chasing another rainbow, and that only
by the abolition of the present competitive system will they be able to cat regularly and live like men, not as they do at
present, like slaves, at all times on tho
verge of starvation. Ancient and mouldy
remedies will not cure modern ailments.
Only up-to-date scientific cures will
suffice. -The human family is suffering
from capitalism, and only its removal will
bring relief.
FOR a considerable time we have not
had mueh gopd'to say about Sam
Gompors. At the same time we never
had any use for the Yellow Amsterdam
International Trade Union Congress. The
two seemed too much
MUST OHOOSE of a kidney. In an-
WHIOH SIDE other column of .his
TO TAKE issue will be 'found an
article which proves
without question of doubt that either
Q oinpers or the American federation of
Labor double-crossed this reactionary
body. It appears that the American
Federation of Labor had confused socialisation of industry with Socialism.
We can understand this, but the point we
wish to make is that the officials of the
Amsterdam International Congross have
no illusions on this score and realize
that the two are not by any means synonymous  and  mean  entirely  different
* *.       *
It will be noted in the reply of thc
Amsterdam outfit to the A. F. of L. that
the "revolutionary" programme of that
organisation consists of an enquiry into
the possibility of the socialisation of the
means of produetion. Even this was
too strong for Gompers and his colleagues, and yet there are workers who
still think that Sam is a great man. Sam
is great on insisting that he will do all
he can for the workers. It would appear to us that it is time that the workers quit waiting for Sam to start some-
thing and came to a realisation of the
fact that the socialisation of industries
is as mueh use to the workers as the
words of Gompers are in filling empty
* * *
Socialisation, as understood by those
that have charge of the affairs of the
Amsterdam International, is .merely the
government- control of thc means of
wealth production. Municipal tramways,
whose slaves are exploited just as are the
employees tof any private company, public ownership of waterworks, and such
like nonsense. They, however, realise
the differences between the socialist position and the possibilities of socialisation
of thc means of production.
* * *
In that there is all the difference in
the world. The one would be nothing
more or less than state capitalism with
the present ruling class in control of the
state. While socialism means the abolition of class ownership entirely, and the
collective ownership of the means of
wealth production, something entirely
different, and something which the reactionary labor misleaders do not want.
On previous occasions we havo pointed
out that there is no middle road) for the
workers to take. They arc either lined
up on the side of the working class in
the class struggle, or on thc side of the
ruling elass. Gompers and his ilk, the
officials of tho Amsterdam International,
and all those that adhere to the programmes of the A. F. of L. or the other
group of reactionaries, are lined up with
the ruling elass as they stand opposed to
sooialism and by their statements have
proven it. The workers miHrt follow
their choice, and choose which side they
are to take, there can be no compromise
in these days when the struggle for
power is daily becoming more and more
weak at the knees, will by the action of
Korfanty, receive another shocl^' V|ieh
will still further weaken its staying powers, and bring it tottering "to the'ground.
He realises that the credit system it} so
insecure and confidence in it so shaky,
that the slightest turmoil is likely to
bring thc whole works crashing1 to the
* * »
With the idea expressed as to Me shak-
iness of the present system wc have no
quarrel, but we do not share the,.alarm
of the wily Welshman. Capitalism is
not, however, built on credit or' confidence, those things are only incidental,
and credit is but ar outgrowth of the
system and for the purpose of its being
carried on. Capitalism is built on human slavery. It may be perfectly true
that thc individual worker is not
owned by any particular individual aud
because of that fact the slavery be more
or less complex, but the fact remains
that any man who has to ask another
the privilege of producing those things
which he must have in order to live is
a slave. The modern wage slave is the
slave of a class. The difference between
the wage slave and the chattel slave being only one of degree, and the chattel
slave had the best of it, in so far as he
may never hungry, as arc the slaves of
capitalism. The confidence which iB so
necossary to bolster up the tottering system can never be restored. Every political event in Europe makes it more and
more impossiblo to bring baok the world
to that normalcy which our statesmen
are so fond of speaking of and hoping in
thcir hearts will be restored to them.
* » *
Did Lloyd George but realise it, the
happenings in the old land at this time
have more import to him and the class
which ho serves than have the adventures
of Korfantj!, The lockout of the British MinTirs owing to the fact that the
German -coalmasters were beating the
British coal owners to the market, has a
greater significance than France's militaristic and jingoistic attitude towards
Germany. In that situation there is
every posibsility of revolution, not
through conditions brought about by the
working class, or even the antics of
statesmen, but a natural and inevitable
result of capitalism and its concommit-
tant actions and reactions. The continued lockout of the miners is breaking down
the credit system, and the hot air, which
is misnamed confidence, which is so necessary to its continuation. In addition it is
proving as nothing else could that the
war was not fought so that the old land
could be a place fit for heroes to live M,
but for the commercial subjugation of
Germany and that this consummation so
devoutly desired by the allies has not
materialised. It is learning the workers
that capitalism hag nothing further to
offer them and in that lies a greater danger to the continuation of the domination
of the present ruling class than ip any
philandering of the Poles. Did he but
realise it he would feel even more alarmed and with more cause, for the British
slaves, who sing "Britons Never Never
Shall be Slaves," are realising that they
are slaves indeed and that the wealth
and power of the ruling elass were produced and sustained by them and by
them alone. That all that is necessary to
remove the burden which capitalism has
placed on them is to remove the ownership of the means of wealth production
from those that now have the title deeds
and own and operate it themselves and
for their own benefit.
fl 8 TO |
Editor B. C. Federatlonist.
Dear Sir,—I would like to ask
some of our labor leaders, who at
this time are talking so much
about direct action, but who when
they reached the fence Just recently, simply swerved on one side and
refused to take lt. These same In
divlduals are everlastingly sneering
at those who would advocate political action. But if we had bad
more of our class to represent us
either on the city council or at
Victoria, they would not have been
able to have pulled off the stunts
they have to the detriment of the
Yours for progress,
W. B.
A Soldier's Complaint
Editor B. C. Federationist:
Sir,—Will you kindly aid me by
tendering a little space in the
columns of your paper? I arrived here some seven weeks ago
and And it utterly impossible to
obtain any work, without you
class city relief work of two days
per week at 18.15 per day as such,
Before even obtaining this miserly
pittance one has to await at government labor offices the pleasure
of the many clerks before they attend to you. This is a most trying ordeal, after which hungry
and disheartened you go with your
form, whloh shows you are unemployed to the place at which
Mr. Ireland presides, another
lengthy wait. Tou get a ticket for
Foreman, Stanley Park, Not then
and there you are Informed, say
it Is Friday, to report the following Monday and Tuesday. At expiration of work and a lengthy
journey and also awaiting in
queue for your turn, you do not
receive money, you receive value in
food tickets, Theso tlokets you
take to a Chinese Restaurant. You
walk two, and return two miles
from your work. My work consisted with live ofhers to drag a
horse roller of a tail weight up and
down the grounds^eereatlon), so
that the dudes can amuse themselves. If they could only hear the
half that Is sold by these desperate
men, driven by hunger, etc.; It
would cause many of Vancouver's
gilded citlsens to shudder lf half
the threats spoken were carried
out. Well, I am not here to parade
my fellow-unfortunates' oondltlon,
having enough to do with my own
case. I applied to "Soldiers' Civil
Re-establishment this morning,
Friday last and Saturday. After
spending much time I went and
saw the head, Major Bell, telling
him I had been down to register
for a course of navigation, and was
informed by one of his hangers-on
that I wu too old to be listed for
this vocation. I was not too old
at over SO in lilt to Join the
Canucks, a thoroughly trained ex-
army and navy man, but am now
too old for a re-establishing course.
Serving In Franoe, Flanders and
Italy deprived me of my previous
means of livelihood, whioh now I
am not able to follow. I went to
the Returned Soldiers' Club to Interview Mr. Harnett to ask him to
Bee me through until I could repay on receiving my gratuity (1800
and pension). Ke could not entertain the Idea, so I conclude these
organisations are simply run for
the beneflt of the few and to flnd
Jobs for the staff who compose
them, and not tor cases such bb
mine and for whom intended. In
consequence I will appear on Van
couver streets selling pamphlets,
trusting citizens will aid me by
purchasing a sheet of my works
disclosing treatment by fiendish
commanders on the battle-routs of
Europe, It surprises me that the
public aids organisations such as
I have mentioned. Why continue
support when a deserving suppliant
Is turned down? Canada promised
to Iqgk after us, and this Is the
way that promise Is fulfilled in my
case. Your city ls taking advantage of my misfortune by getting
work done which is much underpaid, I cannot answer my children's appeals for support. I cannot support myself. On the 28th
of May, 1921, I start to walk to
Ottawa to lay my wrongs before the
government, and I hope those who
ride past in luxury will give a
thought to the lone aged man who
served them, and throw to him
their surplus food en route.
I remain,
Yours disheartened,
Late 40999, 1st Battery, C. F. A.
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It has bcen stated in the press that J,
H. Thomas, British would-be labor leader, is on a visit to the States for the sake
of his health. There may be more in
this press Btatement than appears on the
surface, and we may in the future find
that labor leaders who betray the workers will more and more seek other shores
for the sakeof thcir "health."
KORFANTY'S adventures in Upper
Silesia—which by the right of self-
determination went to the Germans instead of to the Poles—has upset Lloyd
George's nerves. In distraction he naively points out that ho
WHERE THI fears the destruction of
"DANGER" the present so-called civ-
LIES ilization.   France, which
also was a party to the
peace treaty and consequently to the
idea of a plebiscite, does not agree with
Lloyd George's stand on tho action that
should be taken to bring the insurrectionists to time, thus do friends of self-
determination fall out and agree to disagree. But whether they agree or disagree on thc question of self-determination, the ruling class of both France and
England are at least agreed on one thing
and that is that their slaves shall stay
slaves and that the workers shall not, if
the ruling class can help it, secure their
freedom. Lloyd George, however, in his
distraction, said things whicli no doubt
he would now like to recall, amongst
which was the following:
"I am alarmed," he said.   "I am
frightened that unless some confidence
is restored to the world the consequences may bo of the most terrible
character because the whole industrial
world is so built upon credit and confidence that once that is shoken I do
not see how it can be rebuilt."
It will bo noticed that the question of
whether  thc   people   of  Upper  Silosia
should come under German rule or Polish domination does not enter into  the
question, all (hat he fears is that the present form of society, which  h already   employers and labor lenders alike.
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to Mr. John Tucker of the Dominion Construction Company, will give them the
information they want:
"The steps taken in mutual agreement and co-operation by employers
and labor representatives to solve the
apprentice problem alone would justify the gathering," he said.
If, however, that is not sufficient, the
following may shed a little more light on
thc matter:
"The general tone of the conference was very frank on both sides,"
said Mr. Tucker, "and I must say'i
that tho labor representatives were,
capable men, who' were keen in the
interests of thcir cause, but very fair |
in their attitude, we, as employees,
felt."      - ',     ,
If being keen in the interests of their
cause, and fair to the employers, is not
straddling the fence, we do not know what
that term means. Needless to say the solv-!
ing of the apprentice problem is still _.
long way off, aajjefore boys can be trained in any calling there must be a calling
to follow, with men employed, and the
conference did not supply the industry
with the necessary fillip to enable the
men who follow tho building trades to
securo employment, and under those conditions we can see" no need for more slaves
in that particular industry when those
that already exist are unable to get work
in it. However, wo suppose those who
follow the lead of our worthy labor fakirs
on the paths of saneness and safety flrst,
will bo satisfied that they have got all
they could out of the gathering. We
know that they did, but wc might also
point out that until thc workers realize
that they can't co-operate with thc employing class, as thcir interests arc not the
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that the Alaand Islands will go to
Finland, Kerchentzev, the Rus-
Hiun commercial delegate, declares   that   the   Soviet   government
would maintain lta standpoint and
would recognize no Aettlement ot
thts question wblch was not participated ln by the Soviet government.
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Por Twenty Tears ws _a. a laaued this Union Stsmp for nae nniat onr
pastoral OollaetlTs Bsrislniss
Partus Bet. strikes and Lockosts
DtipuUi Settled by ArUtratlen
Study Empl-7_i._t aad Skilled WorknanaWp
Prompt DallTorlot te Hosiers sad Public
peaoe aad Succaaa te Workora asd Employera
Proaporlty of Sboe Making Oommnnltlea
As loyal unioa mea sad women, wo ask
yea to demand the*, bearing ths abefs
Ualon Stamp oa Sols, Insole or UsJaff,
Collli Lovely, Oeunl Preside**.   Charles L. Balne, Oenersl gec-Tresi.
There is not muoh to report this
week In the Coaat District, save
to say that the drifting process ls
■till going on. The lumber-jack
seeme to suffer from wanderlust
In s marked degree, many familiar
faces have drifted away during the
past week and others less familiar
have drifted In. News is filtering
in from various camps from which
little has been heard reoently and
a few more delegates have been
elected. A report was received
from the I. T. 'camp at Campbell
River, which Is a startling com'
mentary on the apathetic attitude
of many membera of the working
class. This U the camp where
Fellow / Worker Mike Pembroke
met his death a short time ago.
This eamp haa a crew of about 80
men; 21 of.whom are home guards
: who:fancy that because they have
a- shack and a few sticks of furniture they no longer belong to the
working olass, and the reft of the
bunch, in the words of the fellow-
worker who made the report, are
taxi-cab drivers, boot-leggers and
prairie chickens, and last but not
least, "the hospital ia full of in
jured working stiffs, "which Is only
to be expected under such conditions. When men lose all sense of
solidarity they cannot expect anything else but a loiyj string of
killed and wounded, and not-only
that, the world doesn't know anything about these frequent accidents. This office has been trying Bince Apr. 30th to get Information about the death of Mike
-Pembroke, the Police in thai Nanalmo Provincial Police district
have been communicated with, but
have failed to give any particulars
Reports have also been reoelved
from the Abernethy & Lougheed
camps at Stave Lake, whieh ahow
the usual methods adopted by the
American master-class. They do
all In their power to prevent their
slaves from obtaining working
class education, It is reported that
the men have difficulty in getting
mall, but of course lt ia impossible to get the goods on this outfit, as papers, etc., are so easily
lost. Apart from these great
drawbacks the conditions are reported to be good, which shows
another remarkable trait of the
master class, i.e., they know
enough to give their slaves Just
sufficient hay and oats to prevent
them from kicking over the traces,
nothing1 more and nothing less.
This company ls reported to be a
Yankee outfit, and judging by their
antics, which have all the earmarks of the American brand of
Capitalism, the report la not far
wrong. They feed their slaves,
both mentally and physically; prevent them from absorbing any
working clasa philosophy by fair
means or foul, and if they cannot stop literature from coming in,
they eventually get the slave who'
haa the temerity to distribute lt
However, the report received
from this quarter has one redeeming feature, wherein it states that
bush Area and mosquitoes usually
compel the shutting down of the
camp by June or July, which would
lead one to believe that mosquitoes
have a sense of humor.
Instances such as these, ahould
demonstrate to the workers the
need of solidarity, but judging by
the- actions of some members of
the working class, lt would seem
that tbe royal road to emancipation la by the way of 57 varieties
of. organization. The lrreconall-
ables, like the poor, are always
.with us, and we hear of camps
occasionally where there seems to
be one of eaoh variety and In theae
cases the boas reaps a rich harvest These splits in the working
olass movement may be of a clarifying nature, but It ls well to consider advisedly where clarification
ends and disruption comments,
and certain Individuals are to be
found whose whole purpose ln life
seems to be animated by a desire
to keep the aores of dissension
open Instead of trying to heal the
breach, and their tactics   should
Sntitle them to a place on the.
ay-fbll of the master class, and
fposfdbly some of them may be actually eeployed by our masters.
The history of the working class
movement on the American continent ls proof positive that men
(?) ere employed for work of that
There never waa a time ln the
history of Capitalism when the
need of united action on the part
of tlie workera waa more imperative and it ls up to the progressive
section of the workers to cut out
their philosophising, put their
.house ln order, and surely it ls
possible that they can find a common ground upon which they can
The Coast District of the L.W.
I.U. la endeavoring to form a
working agreement with the L.T.
I.U. of the LW.W. across the line,
but go for no reply has been received from the l.W.W. It is hoped, however, that aome amicable
arrangements can be made, and in
tho near future, it Is to be hoped
that the O.B.U., the W.I.I.1'., the
I.W.W., and all progressive organizations will see the necessity of
meeting on a common ground in
order to present a united front to
the forces of reaction, and until
that time comes, we will have to
submit to being ltoked one at
time by the united master class.
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THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE taken from the London
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consequences of the peace of Versailles, and is only corroborative
of the work of Maynard Keynes, in which he so ably showed the
disaster that must follow the notions that were a party to it.
It also shows the real oause of the miners' lockout in Great
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Is lt by accident or of designfforce the sale ot coal In this country somewhat below    cost    price,
that neither side tn this sharp
battle over coal ever mentions
the International causes of our
crisis T Tho broad facts are all of
them matters of common knowl-
egde. The play ot cause and effect ls so obvious that any layman
con observe lt. Alike when It
throve and whea It decli.--d, our
industry was influenced, largely
and even mainly, by the abnormal
conditions of the continent. Foreign policy, partly political, partly
economlo, has played a sovereign
part ln the fortunes of owners and
miners alike. Nonetheless, as if by
common. consent, these foreign j;
factors are omitted from the controversy.   This forgetfulness of the
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essential causes makes the problem at once unintelligible and Insoluble.
Th? history of coal In the laat
three years has been a gigantic International romance, and without
the clue whtch it supplies, the diplomacy and the economics ot the
post-war period are an impenetrable fog. The "real politics" of
enemies and allies alike have
pivoted on coal, and ln a less degree on oil and Iron-ore. A complete narrative would go back to
the early years of the war, when
both sides began to formulate- war
aims. On the German side "heavy
industry," in a notorious memorandum, clamored for tho annexation of the coal-pits of Northern
Prance, the iron-pits of Briey, and,
with or without disguise, of the
black country of Belgium also. It
was a highly scientific document,
which worked out the potentialities of these fields not In coal
alone, but in benzol and other byproducts. Victory was conceived
in terms of coal, and the authors
realized clearly that the Power
which added these fields to its own
would enjoy an economic hegemony over Europe. The French,
on'their side, were not far .behind:
the demand for the "natural frontier" which M. Poincare made officially in the negotiations towards
the Russian Secret Treaty, was
primarily a claim to the Saar coalfield and the Lorraine iron-field,
and possibly also to tho Ruhr.
These for both sides were the real
stakes of battle.
In the final agony, the decisive
historical deed was the wrecking,
at   Ludendorlf's    orders,    of    the
French pits.    Head in connection
with the   dismantling   of   Fronch
and Belgian factories, the purpose
was obvious.    German "heavy Industry" had lost the positive stake
for which it waa fighting.   It •till
hoped for a negative success.    It
had to evacuate   tba Franco-Belgian black country, but it determined to leave It ln such a condition that It should be    eliminated
for several years as a competitor
from the markets of   the   world.
The Allied statesmen  designed
"war after the war" by tariffs and
prohibitions,    The Germans dealt
their stroke by water and Are,
British Opportunity
The     result      of     LudendorfE's
achievement waa to make au unprecedented conl famine In Europe,
It was aggravated after the Armistico by the prolongation   of   the
blockade, and by all the obstacles,
some Inevitable and others wilful,
to   free  exchange  across the new
provisional frontiers   of a chaotlo
continent   This dearth, tho consequence partly of a German orime,
and partly of Allied policy was ths
opportunity of our British industry.    The crime was denounced in
scathing words,   It raised the temperature of the peace period    by
some perceptible degrees, arid we
were lavish in verbal sympathy for
the French,   We wert all resolved
to see them righted, and    ln the
meantime we sold them our own
coal at £8 10s a ton.   The Italians,
wholly    dependent    on    Imported
coal, were ln an even worse plight,
and English  coal  often    costs as
much as £12 a ton on the quays of
Genoa.   This was not the more unregulated consequence of the law
of supply and demand.   Given the
scarcity, high prices, If    all    the
world's markets and supplies had
been free, would Inevitably   have
been high.   But, allowing for varying qualities and for varying costs
of transport, the price would have
beon more or/ less uniform.  These,
however, were tha days of control.
The industry was rigidly regulated.
The domestic prlca was kept comparatively low, while the exporter
was allowed  to profiteer    to    his
heart's content.    It was even the
deliberate and avowed    policy of
Mr. George's government   to   en-
while the industry was bidden to
recoup itself out of the grim needs
of bankrupt Italy, starving Austria, and, above all, of devastated
France. One man sows and another reaps. Ludendorft blew up
the French mines, and we cashed
the profits of scarcity.
The French Position
The reaction and the Nemesis
came In due course. Our Industry
had abused Its opportunity with a
-rashness which even the least in
ternationally minded profiteer
must now regret. The French had
^provided for their own future
needs very amply In the Versailles
Treaty.. Ihey had got the Saar
mines aa a perpetual possession,
and' they had the right to exact an
Immense tribute of coal ln addition
from the Germans. Their needs,
however, were large. They had
somehow to make good the 50 per
cent, loss in the yield of their own
northern mines, and they also
noedod a good coking coal to work
the!Iron of Lorraine, for the Saar
fori!' is not the best for that purpose. The tribute had hitherto arrived Irregularly and was in arrears. Then came the conference
at Spa, at whtch the Germans were
compelled by the appearance of
Marshal Foch In shining armor at
the critical ihoment, to promise the
punctual delivery pf two millions
of tons monthly of the best hard
coal of the Rulir. Our statesmen
helped them in this act of coercion
as blindly as they had assisted in
the previous phase of profiteering.
First Mr. George allowed, and evon
enjoined, our coal-owners to exploit our Allies, until all Europe
cursed our greed. He then helped
tbo French to escape from our
clutches by exploiting the Germans. He foresaw nothing. He
slid from one oasy and timely
iniquity into another.
The Spa tribute wat delivered
punctually and. in uOfiA measure.
Already, in the autumn of last
year, the effects began to be felt.
The French railways were eneum-
bored and the sidings gluttered
with coal trains. The available
stocks in France exceeded all possible needs, the more so as American coul, attracted by the fantastic
prices which we had fixed, had
begun to come in to undercut us.
The result was that the price of
Imported coal tumbled down tn the
French market to 2Ss a ton. We
had actually helped the French to
extort a gratis tribute ot coal from
Germany, and naturally our own
figure of 115s or 130a a ton could
not be maintained, In a very few
months after Spa, our French market had totally vanished. Nor was
this alb We had helped the
French to fix a figure for the
tribute far above their own needs.
They presently began to sell their
surplus of tributary German coal
to Holland, Scandinavia and Italy.
Tho coal oosts the French government nothing. It can aell cheap,
and still make a rich profit. It hns,
naturally, cut into our foreign
mnrkct outeldo France, both by replacing our exports and by forcing
us to lower prices. Only the other
day we still further strengthened
the grip of the French on the European coal trade, by consenting, as
one of the "sanctions," to the occupation of the chief German coal-
ports and depots, Dulsburg and
Ruhrort. If we allow Upper Silesia
to be divided, by assigning Its
mines to Frenoh syndicates* under
the Polish flag, the entrenchment
of France aa the mistress of most
of the chief coal-fields of Europe
will be complete.
Produced the Crista
the loss of all thla export trade
promptly produced the crisis which
Mr. Frank Hodges calls the "bankruptcy" of the coal industry. It
was, of course, aggravated by tho
growing unemployment at home,
for the demnnd for industrial conl
also fell off. This, too, had Its foreign causes. Thanka to our subsidized civil war and the blockade,
Russia had long ago ceased to buy
English coal or anything else. Germany, with the indemnity demands
hanging over her, dared not purchase, even if sho had the wherewithal. Her mercantile marlno,
which used to bo supplied largely
wltli English bunker coal, is lying
rotting and unsaleable In our own
ports. Our total tonnage of ull
goods shipped to German, Austro-
Hungarian and Russian ports was
In 1920 less than a tenth of tbe
tonnage of our export to these
ports in 1913. Our industry felt
the restriction of lta market, and
our eoal trade now declined, firstly
because It had lost the Allied market, and secondly because neither
directly (through shipments of
coal) nor indirectly (thgaugh exports of manufactured goode based
on coal) could lt recover 'he enemy
market. The indemnity and the
whole policy of Versailles ruined
coal ln both these ways.
Today the wages reductions
which'the owners are proposing
measure more or less accurately
the prospect Coal la an international commodity; Take off controls, and it will sooner or later
find a general level. Tributes,
blockades, and eurreney complications interfere with the process,
but In this instance the shrewd
French manipulation of the tribute
has somewhat hastened it France
la forcing Germany to export far
beyond her ability, with the result
that her economio recovery and
the restoration of her standard of
life are thereby hindered and delayed. That la a cruelty In lta effect on the German.working class.
It ia also a direct blow at our own.
For our coal is now competing! in
the world market with German
ooal got by sweated labor. Thb
maximum wage of a German miner
seems to be about 2Gs a week for
the moat skilled grades, including
In this wage the overtime rates for
the extra "indemnity shift," whtch
imposes two days of 10% hours a
week. If the best hard Westpha-
lian coal can be got for a wage of
26s, and can be sold in France at
23s a ton, and exported by France
to Holland, Scandinavia and Italy,
lt Is plain, that our own industry
can recover its foreign market only
by the drastic cutting of wages, or
profits, or both. In other words,
the pressure of this enforced competition is driving down English
wages to levels that begin to
come nearer "to Central European rates. There is still c
big interval. Even with these reduced wages, the English miner
will not be reduced to the diet of
black bread and lard and cabbage
soup, with meat once a week,
which seems to be ujspial ln Germany. But the process of levelling
down has begun,   \   .
Typical of Competition
We have omitted many details
ln this singular chapter of history,
and an expert could doubtless add
much convincing mattor. It ls a
typical extract from the annals of
our jungle. Here, with all the
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Americans that "revolutionary action" with the "socialization of industry as its objective" ls Incompatible with the policy of the Am-
erican Federation, the International points out that they have
apparently mistaken "socialization" for Socialism. "Any worker
with a strictly limited education
could easily explain to you that
'Socialism' Is not exactly the same
as "socialization," the writer* ob
serve. Backing: up their contention that Gompers himself favors
socialization, they point to his position as honorary president of the
Plumb Plan League. They state
that the league has precisely the
same object, as far as railways are
concerned, as that "known to us
ln Europe" as socialization.
- "In this connection," the letter
goes on to gay, "we wish to state
that the attitude of your president,
Mr. Samuel Oompers, after our
congress at Amsterdam, ls not
very clear to us. At that congress
'revolutionary' decisions were arrived at, Including one in favor of
an Inquiry into the possibility of
the socializaton of the means of
production. Tour president raised
objections to this motion. He.
however, accepted the articles of
our constitution. At the conclusion of the congress he rose especially to make a declaration to the
effect that he was not fully In
agreement with all the resolutions
adopted, but that he wanted particularly to state that the American trade union movement would
do all that was possible to assist
this new International and would
co-operate with the toilers of
Europe for thc Improvement of the
conditions under which these
tollers had to live."
The letter terms as "ludicrous" the objection of the executive council of the American
Federation of Labor that lt cannot affiliate wltb a movement that
"undertakes the destruction of the
democratic government of the republic of the United States." The
signatories declare: "The alleged
Intention is so far from our
thoughts as to be beneath our dignity to waste words on the matter."
In conclusion they state, "The
affiliation of the American Federation of Labor fs not a matter of
indifference to us.
"We desire that whatever interpretations are placed on what
we write or on our actions, shall
be left for the account of those
who give expression to such Interpretations, but we demand from
our co-worlters thnt they shall he
convinced of good faith on our
side; and of our desire to promote
the Interests of organized workers
within the scope of our constitution and an far as this lies within
our powor."
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who serve their masters receive
the support of the law.
Public sympathy seems to be
rapidly swinging to the miners,
and large sums of money are being raised by all labor organisations for the support of the miners
and their families.
The Duke of Northumberland
has charged that there Is a Red
attempt to overthrow the British
Empire. It has been pointed out
that Russians and other foreigners who were imported- Into the
old land during the war to take
the place of British miners who
were sent overseas to fight for
the democracy they are now getting and a lower standard of living Instead of a land fit for heroes to live In, are at the bottom
of the troublo. The fact remains, however, that the British
miners are fighting against the
encroachments of capitalism and
a largely reduced standard of living. If there ls any body of men
that are bringing about the downfall of the British empire It Is the
school of politicians of the Lloyd
George school who, by their agreement to the Versailles treaty, have
made it Impossible for British coal
owners to compete with the Germans. The British workers are
now getting to the full the "benefits" of victory, which are not just
what were expected.
Parade and Meeting
Last Sunday a Success
(Continued from parffe 1)
next one without that stake and In
a worse position than ever before.
He called the attention of the
workers to the conditions that prevailed In different countries and
urged them to organize and to understand the position that they
held In society, as only by that
means could they improve their
lot and finally bring about their
J, Harrington, the .last speaker,
gave a very interesting address. Referring to past forms of society, he
stated that the present system of
so-called civilization wns the only
one which made unemployment a
problem; In paBt systems of society the slaves have been fed
whether unemployed or not, ns
they represented property, but it
remained for capitalism, under
which system the. workers had be-
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come more productive than ever,
to make unemployment to the
workers a curse, while to the rul<
ing class, who were mostly unemployed, their unemployment was a
blessing and never worried them at
all. Concluding, he stated that the
ruling class despised the working
class for its subservience, and the
greater tragedy was due to the faot
that the contempt was deserved;
but the day was not far distant
when the position would he reversed, and lf the members of the
ruling class woul.d go to work the
workers would let bygones be bygones, and would stand up as men
with a mentality which was manly
and free.
Judge Cayley Fines the
Downie Sanatorium Co.
Ten Dollars
Dr. Downle, of Downle's Sanatorium, was again before the
court on Tuesday In connection
with the appeal, made - by the
Medical Council, against the dismissal, by Magistrato Shaw, of the
charge that Downle's Sanitorlum
had committed a breach of the
Medical Act.'
It appears that the Medical fraternity, who have been contlnnu-
ously on the trail of Chiropractors,
discovered an advertisement in the
dally press which could be used as
the basis for a charge against
Downlo's Sanitorlum of unlawfully
practising medicine for gain. Magistrate Shaw however, dismissed
thc charge because he could not
draw that inference from the advertisement.
The case was appealed by the
Medical Council and was heard by
Judge Cayley on Tuesday. Mr. C.
TV. Craig, K C. represented the
Medical Council and Mr. G Roy
Long the accused. In cross-examining Mr. Downie, the manager of
the Sanitorlum, Mr. Craig only succeeded in bringing out the facts
lhat: no charge was made for
medical attention, all monies received were contributions, that because of successful treatment some
contributions had amounted to as
much ns $1,000, that the object of
tho Institution was to relieve suffering and help humanity, that the
surplus funds were used for purchase of better equipment, that the
number of treatments given did
not depend upon the amount of the
contribution by the patient
Mr. Craig called Colin Campbell,
a "stool" of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, who testified
that Mr. Downle asked a definite
aum for the adjusting of a lame
hip. Mr. Downle denied ever
spenking to the man at any time.
He further stated that he knew the
man and his occupation, hence was
always on the lookout for him.
Mr. Craig pointed out that the
publishing of this advertisement
was a breach of the law Inasmuch
as the defendant expected to make
a monetary gain or hope of reward through the same, and thts
wag a violation of the act by the
defendant company. This was the
inference Mr. Craig asked the
judge to place upon the reading
matter contained in the Downle advertisement. The judge was not
inclined to do this and frankly admitted that he was ln doubt, but
at the close of the argument
changed his mind.
Mr. Long argued that there was
no taw to prevent any person from
practising law or medicine, provided ho did not chnrge.
Attfr further argument, Judge
Cayley said: "Curiously enough I
am quite in favor of your point of
view and yet I have my doubts. I
must admit that I am unsympathetic towards the act, but I think the
act has been passed against any
human being who dares to advertise that he is a curative agency of
any sort or description, • especially
when that human being goes Into
the witness box and admits that he
makes his living out of It. The
appeal Is nllowed with costs. The
accused ls found guilty and fined
ton dollars."
Ono dollar and fifty cents Is tho
cost for a six months subscription
tn the Federationist.
(By W. A. Pritchard)
During the summer of 1918 a-series of articles appeared in The
Western Clarion dealing with "After-the-War Problems." The
following was the fourth and last of the series, and constitutes
a summary of the preceding three. A merely superficial observation of modern industrial conditions will demonstrate how
close to the truth the analysis was. One or two typographical
alterations have been made,' but the general text remains untouched.
WE will now attempt a brief
summary of points estab
liahed in previous articles
and draw what appear to the
writer to be obvious conclusions.
After that, all that need be es
sayed is a necessarily short state*
ment of the Socialist position with
an attempted verification of the
oft-made claim: the only hope for
working-class emancipation from
the oppression of. wage-slavery,
and, consequently, the salvation
of society Itself, lies In the political victory of the world's proletariat; I.e., in the solution of
capitalism and the establishment
of a system of socety based upon
the democratic management and
collective control of society's economic forces.
In our flrst article (Tha Re
turned Soldier we outlined the
social and industrial conditions
obtaining in pre-war days, We
saw a world market weighed down
under a plethora of commodities,
use-values of the slaves' creation;
a market glutted with life's necessities, whose disposal, under
our "glorious" civilization in
which everything has a price, was
an utter impossibility, not because
there were none to make use of
theBe things: merely none to buy.
The market was clogged; the in
dustrial machine dormant, The
masters could not sell goods; and,
looking for buyers in all directions, yet finding none, they could
not further buy the only thing
which makes all goods possible:
the workers' commodity, lalior
A Change Occurs.
But with the advent of war a
change occurs; at flrst almost im
pcrctpttble, It moves With ever-
quickening pace untlt we flnd the
erstwhile dormant industrial machine whirring out its momentous
song of "production for sale,"
Several million men, armed to
the teeth, slaves of various types,
yet slaves withal, face one another tn a death struggle, the Uke
of which makes Dante's Inferno
assume the modest proportions of
a Baptist convention by comparison. " Clothes and food! Quick!
Quicker! Quicker still! More
men for fighting; more food and
raiment. The cry becomes louder; it becomes a national anthem.
Food, and Btill more food, for men
who had not known the joyousness
of regular feeding. Clothes, and
still more clothes, for men who,
tn many cases, had heretofore been
but scantily robed. Clothe them
and feed them, for work, stern
work, lies just ahead. We are not
philanthropists, O! writers of history! An army moves upon its
stomach. We need these men, flt,
strong, and capable of executing at
our command and under our direction, deeds of bravery—fejr
their country's sake. The glut
upon the market eased. Before
such blighting heat the mountain
of commodities dissolved like
snow at the approach .of Spring.
And with the demand for food and
clothes, came also the demand for
shells, gunB, armor-plate. Slaves
who had hitherto wandered dejectedly around "their" country in
search of a stray job that would
bring the eats, suddenly found
themselves In great demand. They
went to work; they were put to
work whether they desired It or
not. Then food and clothes became thoir portion, for he who
works must eat—once in a while,
or else those who do not work
would cease to eat, which for them
would be atrociously inconvenient.
So more food and more clothes arc
demanded for war workers as for
war fighters. And thus the market re-appears, but in a totally different form. ■ Its rapacious maw
is held out once again for commodities which can be sold, and
on which a profit can be made.
Yet it is not the' same market.
For, whereas goods were produced FOR SALE ln PEACE countries, now they are produced FOU
DESTRUCTION ln a WAR THEATRE. And those other things
which are consumed apart from
direct war products are Incidentnl
only to the war and Its prosecution. THE WORLD MARKET
The disappearance of those conditions which created that war
market will result In that war
market's disappearance. With thc
cessation of hostilities there will
arise a condition where no longer
the slave tolls by compulsion, many hours a day,
seven days a week. No
longer will the nerve-racked appendage to the machine be compelled to forego his holidays, his
trade-union privileges, his half-
day excursons to the sea-side. Instead, stagnation will again be the
marked characteristic of the Industrial machine. Masters, no
doubt willing and earnest In the
endeavors to "flnd a place" for
the men who made, at such a cost,
a "place" for them; willing to, provide (if they could) men ;Wlth
work, but unable to displace the
women who have displaced the
men sent to war, because of the
ferocious competition to sell what
Uttle the market will stand, yet
compelled to displace even eome
of those women, because Industry
cannot absorb them all,, will flnd
no commercial El Dorado amidst
the glories of which they might
"live, and move, and have their
being." Instead, a particularly
Interesting and delicate situation
looms larger each day as a probability of the Immediate future. A
world of working men and women, hnving received meals ln a
more systematic fashion than ever
beforc; having been petted and
praised because they displayed
sufficient sagacity to do what they
were told—undor penalty of jail
terms; unnble to flnd employment
and, therefore, to obtain wages;
thus, lacking the price, unable to
provide themselves with the food,
clothing, and shelter to which they
had, for a period, been accustomed—such la the glorious vista
which opens out before us as thc
paradise Into which wo will be
ushered as a result of our mas
ters* ambitions and our own colossal ignorance.
How to Solve It.
Human society in Its onward
march has often faced famine—in
days of drought, of pestilence, of
tribal or national warfare, when
the earth could not be persuaded
to yield an adequate supply of food.
Still society moved; faced with obliteration or re-adjustment it acted
accordingly. It progressed; it had
to. It came to the bridge that
must be orossed and worked out
its new problems, readjusting Its
Institutions, its habits, its Ideas,
Its ethical codes to the demands of
Its new environment. But to face
famine ln a world of marvellous
productive appliances! Amidst
the vast complexus of problems
pressing upon capitalist society today, none assume such uncompris-
ing unpleasantness as that of feeding a vaste horde of workers shorn
of their only means of obtaining
purchasing power; working for
wages. The question must be solved, but how? For our masters to
do lt successfully would mean the
destruction of the principle, production for sale. Such a thing ls
abhorent to them. Present property conditions do not allow them
such a concept. Their material Interests, as rulers th a slave society, blind them to the Ideal of
a happier condition where "production for use" shall be the guiding rule. They are historically
unfitted for such a task as must
be essayed ere society can progress, They have fulfilled thetr
period of usefulness; the forces
of production have arrived at a
stage in their development where
further progress becomes Impossible under those given conditions
of property through which they
have developed. The economic
base has moved; the Institutional
superstructure has received a vicious fracture. The sanctity of the
contract; the Inviolability of the
marriage law,' the god-prescribed
regime of monogamy, these and
kindred Institutions have been
swept aside before the stern dictates of an Iron necessity which
demand Implicit obedience. All the
buttressing and shoring of cap
italism's architects and engineers
cannot save the rapidly disintegrating social system. All the
scheming of its politicians; all the
soothsaylngs of its pulpiteers; all
the logic (sic!) of Its intellectual
bankrupts cannot avail. Capitalism cannot unscramble the industrial eggs that Europe's war has
scrambled. The die is cast; the
'bridge has been reached. Shall
we cross It—and live? Or shall
we shirk the tedious and unspectacular work of proletarian education and organisation before us;
the building of the workers into
a coherent body possessed with
but one thought, held but by one
concept, enthused by a knowledgo
of the path to be taken which historic conditions in their ever-unfolding have marked out for them
—of the task to be accomplished;
the overthrow of capitalism and
the inauguration of "The Co-operative Commonwealth"? Our masters cannot do it If they would;
they would not If they could. They
can exist only ns masters through
a further continuance of capitalism with all Its concomitants;
misery and oppression the lot of
the workers; affluence and wealth
the portion of the machine owners. To stamp out those antagonisms existing at all times between
"those who possess and do not
produce and those whe produce
and do not possess" our masters
must flrst of all "blot out the conditions of their own parasitical existence."
And Uie Women!
And the women! What of them?
The danger of an ever-spreading
disease leaving Its damnable trail
wherever lt passes! What of
that? These questions are related to the Returned Soldier—and
to the worker who remained behind. How can we cope with this
problem? WHAT IS THE REMEDY? Can women—I.e., women
of the working class—receive any
great or lasting benefits by taking a mere "anti-male" stand; the
futile policy of denouncing the tyranny of man-made laws? Have
working class women anything to
gain by lining up ln a sex flght?
What ts their position? Only this:
That thoy, too, along with working men, flnd themselves sellers of
a commodity: labor power; that
they, also, appear beforo the masters of the earth and all that.
therein Is, selling themselves Into
the most abject form of Slavery
history has ever witnessed; the
slavery of the wage-market. Not
tho tyranny of the mate of the
species; not the flght for establishing in power women with property
rights and property concepts, but
the realisation that, as sellers of
labor power, they stand at all
times ln opposition to the buyers
of labor power. That here, right
where the purchase and sale takes
place, they appear, not as women,
but as human packages of energy,
bought and sold like cotton, coal,
copper or mules. And this delightful distinction they enjoy In
common wtth the men-folk of the
working class. In tho selling of
labor power there appear no sex
problems; the economic Interests
of working men and working women permit of no "biologic" differences. * The Interests of our
masters demand that sex be played off against sex. The women
will be played off against the men,
tho returned soldier against the
civilian. The women, not only
faced with the masters' demand
that they "bo fruitful and multiply"—and this In face of a great
shortage of eligible males — will
also have to face fairly and squarely new situations and problems
which are better Imagined than
described. Will they protest at
such treatment? Will they assert
their womanhood ? We cannot
tell, Ancient notions nnd old-fashioned ideas have received some
damaging jolts. Men and women
ore beginning to think terms which
A Leaf from the
Annals of the Jungle
(Continued from page 3)
crudity of war-time, ls the spirit
of our acquisitive society, the fine
flower of that competitive individualism which Mr. George administers and defends. Ludendorff s act
was in the Prussian manner, grosser, coarser and more savage than
anything in the Allied record of
blockading, profiteering and predatory tribute-taking. But the spirit
and the effect are the same. The
remedies and the constructive policies which would have averted
these disasters, have been advocated time and again in our own
columns and elsewhere. From the
Armistice onwards- the world's raw
materials, Including, above all,
coal, ought to have been rationed
evenly and without discrimination
to all Europe. Had that been done
our industry might not have rioted
in all its recent prosperity, but It
would have escaped tti4 prnjmt
slump. The German trlbfita.-sKauld
have been limited to the very; wgmll
quantity required (Including tho
yield of the Saar field) to make .tip
for the actual loss by the destruction of the French pits. Germany
would then have had coal enough
to recover something like her normal industrial productivity, and
would ere this have been a purchaser ln our markets. But to
complete these proposals would be
to re-write the Treaties from start
to finish. The history of coal Ib
only one demonstration of many
that, In our complex economic
world, he who schemes to ruin his
neighbor ends by laming himself.
Once again the would-be debaters of King Edward High School
have given evidence of possessing frigid pedal .extremities. The
first occasion was some weeks ago
when, after accepting the challenge of the Junior Labor League
to form the government of a mock
parliament ln which the Junior
Leaguo would be the opposition,
they decided they could not go
ahead with the arrangements.
That was the K. E. H. S. Debating bociety. Last Friday, however, Class 7 of the school sent a
written challenge to the league to
debate the subject, "That Social
tsm would be detrimental to tho
best Interests of the world." The
challenge was Immediately accepted by the league and It was
announced at the unemployed
meeting tn the Fraser Hall last
Saturday and at the Federated Labor Party meeting Sunday night
that this debate would be held as
soon as arrangements could be
made. The leaguo met Monday
and chose debators for the occasion, and took care to see that
people of the same age as the
Bchool members and, Incidentally,
pupils of the same school, took the
negative for the league. And now
the frigid-footed representatives of
Class 7 refuse to debate with "a
bunch of disloyal Bolsheviks!" It
Is regrettable but can not be helped, there will be no debate — at
least not with Class 7.
The league meets tonight at the
club rooms, 52 Dufferln street west,
at 8 o'clock. This Is the regular
monthly social evening and a good
time Is assured. There are a few
new members being Initiated also
at this meeting. The meeting on
May 27 will be held at 929 Eleventh avenue east.
Anyone wishing to go with the
league on May 24 to the picnic at
the proposed campsite should
phone the secretary, Fair. 3023L,
Prague — According to reports
from Pllsen, George Lemonosoff,
representing tho Russian Commissariat for Transport, has visited
several industrial establishments
In order' to ascertain the number
of locomotives that they can deliver. In June official negotiations will commence for the dell-
very, of 1,000 locomotives to Russia by the Shoda works.
Moscow.—Work ln the printing
Ing shop of the Commissariat for
Education has been reduced to six
hours and an issue "of milk has
been authorized.
An Investigation in the match
factory, "Fackel," disclosed thc
fact that most unsatisfactory working conditions existed tn the sulphurizing department. The management will appear before a court
fcifn chargo of negligence.
bode ill for the masters. Let the
day come when they will see clearly that the Interests of ALL workers, Irrespective of race, sex, or
color, are one against ALL masters, irrespective of race, sex, or
The danger of venereal diseases
also Is one that can be promptly
dealt with by the useful portion of
society. For this disease—as, ln
fact, the majority of diseases; tho
bondage of women ub of men; the
prostitution of the streets and thc
marriage market—Is lndlsolubly
bound up with capitalism. Half
the energy spent in prosecuting
the war, properly directed, would
make almost entirely non-existent.
These bonds are part only of the
greater bonds. To permanently
break the lesser we must break
the larger. We must break tho
bonds of wage-slavery. THAT IS
THE REMEDY. There Is no
Away, then, with the cqulvocat-
or, the temporlser, the emasculat-
or. Let the workers demand the
truth; let them learn the truth.
Let us make It possible to have
Btralght speaking and clear thinking. Let us realize that between
sellers of labor power, V/hethcr
male or female, and buyers of labor power, there can be no peace
even ln "peaco" times. Let us be
up and doing—making Socialists.
This Is a task for all who understand their own slave position and
read aright the signs of tho times.
The buttresses may hold awhile;
the hastily erected shoring may
still servo to prop up this dying
system; capitalism may prolong its
existence for many moons yet.
But before the relentless onslaught
of tlie world's class conscious
workers,, before the impregnability of proletarian science, the devices of our masters and their apologists must fall.
Shall wo go back to chaos—and
starvation? Or forward to Socialism—and abundance? It Is
for you, and I to answer.
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