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The British Columbia Federationist May 19, 1922

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Array )URTEENTH YEAR. No. 18
|lwt Group Left Seattle
on May the
Ml Kinds of Skilled Workere Go to Rebuild
[By Aran Flslsrman]
\ Seattle—Bidding their comrades,
illow worken and friends good-
■ye, "o'long, we shall ass you ovsr
here," and "aend us mors of our
a," wer* the greetings exchong-
Id Friday, May 8, at the local de-
srt, by the aeoond group bf skilled
orkera Journeying east ts meet
Jther groups of workers on their
.' to Soviet Bussia.   Th* group
las woll equipped with toola and
kther paraphernal!*, happy, without betraying the least regret of
ftbandonment with a triumphant
' and boat of spirits.
Among ths** In th* group there
a civil  engineer  and technical
pert, past three score, descendant
I a line of revolutionaries and
hose grandfathers were eminent In
to war for American independence
|*7_, th* civil war and latter historical avents.   H. carried a lot of
(technical Instruments, and declar.
he will become o citlsen of the
worker-*   Soviet   Bepublic.   . The
pectination of thla group la Kusboo,
i the heart of Siberia, where steel
nllla and other Industries on a gl-
antic ecole ore in progress.
Sailing July 1
The sailing of a group of a mt
klmum of six hundred and their
(families will mark the commencement of a real oxoduo or workers
[from tbls continent to Soviet Bus.
do, oo thlo will be the largeet single group, particularly from thla
coast, and . It lo efpected these
groups will be augmented, from
time to time. This group will con
sist of workere and farmers from
Vancouver, B. C, Seattle and San
Francisco, the adjacent terming
territories snd ths coaat. Preparation! and organization ot thla
group ore being carried on con-
Jointly by the branch** of the Society tor Technical Aid to Soviet
Rusaia, with headquartera ln the
•bove cltlea,   ond   thai
Hli li Mill, gig ~_~_i
[pany tor thi oorrylnf at p*sMi.
Ifera on speolal tripe to Soviet Bui-
La!* which provides th* lowest mini-
I mum rate.
The largest part of thto group,
according to officials, have alreody
signed up. The urgent need for
more workers and skilled formers
_o sign up ot once, ls being emphasized considerably, These
trades are particularly needed: En-
gineers, machinist!, loggers, minors, structural and ateel workers,
railroad conatructlon worker*, carpenters; tailors, Bhoemakers, baken, truck gordners, dairy men,
formers and every other skill and
Soviet Bussia wants millions ot
skilled workera and farmers ls the
[ohlbboleth sounded throughout
America and heard everywhere and
Soviet Russia, will no doubt, get
fittae millions of American and
Canadian formen and worken for
Whom she wait* with open arms,
*nd offers them inducements which
•ven under her preeent difficult
condltlona prevailing there, not to
sty the future, show that Ufa from
an economic point of view, will be
more secure there than anywhere,
and that happiness, comfort and
content have much greater advantages with the proletarians and
producers over there than ln any
-sf the capitalist countries, particularly so as the development of In-
', duatrles and scientific terming ln-
. creases.
"Worken, go to Soviet Bussia;
I Soviet Russia wonts you," la the
I Slogan now being adopted.   Within
' the year the world will wltnesa the
g greatest exodus   of    workers, by
millions, emigrate to Soviet Rus-
l lln, and that republic, with ita vast
, area, large fields of rich soli and
\ enormous natural    resources and
IntenslHed encouragement of high-
development,    will    no doubt
forge to the forefront and inevlt-
t ably cause a complete change of
the social structure of othors—for
the better, of course.
Technical Aid
Workers ln British Columbia desiring Information as to the work
of the Society tor Technical Aid
for Russia, or oo to the formation
of industrial groups to go to Russia
are requested to write to E»- R.
Johnson, 258 Hastings street east,
Vancouver, B. C, secretary of the
agricultural group, who will supply all Information.
Always look'up the Fed. advertisers before making purchases.
Case Against Federationist and Editor Is
Prosecution of The B. 0. Federatlonist, Ltd., and A. S. Welle, odl
tor, on a charge of ael]^*g a pamphlet advocating, wit* *A authority
of law, force, riO-mA*** orism or
physical injury to perii '■; > \ property as a means of ocfc 4 Thing
a governmental change, w>. t^
noted Friday loot by thi.;
prosecutor, Mr. A. B. Macdc.
K. C, entering a stay of proeVJ'jk
ings, a course which wos consenri
ed to' by Mr. Juitlce Murphy, th*-.
presiding Judge, ot the spring oi-
iliea Mr. I. I. BublnowHs, who
boo acted os defence counsel during the varloua otoges of the pro.
codings, attended on behalf of th*
accused when tbe stay waa ordered.
Thl* prosecution woo started by
the Mounted Police loot SepUm-
b_r, th. late attorney-general, Mr.
J. W. de B. Farrle, under whon department the cue came, taking (the
initiative, under Instructions J In
laying and tallowing up the criminal charge.
The case has been dropped and
the course adopted may bs dus to
tbe different vlewo ot the now 'attorney general for the Province,
Mr. Manoon. The withdrawal relieves from criminal liability Joan alleged seditious publication the
paper devoted to the Labor movement, and lte editor, thereby vindicating the freedom of the Labor
press and the rights ot political
Henry Sara of London
Addresses Two Vancouver Audiences
Russia on Counter-
Thi body wo
Body of Lumber Worker
Laid 14 Days Waiting
for Interment
While working at Dempaey'o
camp, Carrldon Bay, Hugh Cavanaugh lifted a hoavy "movhig"
block, and Immediately afterwards
took lick. He sat down on the
donkey oled for a abort time, and
later on bad to bs carried to cautp;
and afterwards was moved to 'the
•   '-■" ■'■maam--Wj**-
day* lot*.'T''
was teken to Vancou"-"
ver, ond lay In the undertaking
parlors tor twelve day* before
some acquaintances discovered
that lt had not bean burled because no one could be found who
would pay tbe funeral expenses.
The union waa asked to take the
matter up with the authorltles,and
aa the Initial step the Workmen's
Compensation Board wao communicated with, it being claimed by the
union, that tbe man had died ao a
result of an injury he hod received
while at work. The board stated
that they had not received any certificate ohowlng the cause of death.
This certificate was secured, but
owing to tbe tact that the doctor
who attended the man when he
died stated that he had died as a
result of an Intestinal obstruction,
the Compensation Board decided
that tho case did not come under
thetr Jurisdiction, and they could
not pay the burial expenses.
Tbe Provincial police-was then
communicated with, and they stated that they could do nothing,
the mon had died In a hospital,
with a medical man preaent. However, the chief asked Dempsey if
he would hot pay the expenses, but
he refused.
A post mortem was then demanded in order to try and prove
that the man had died as a result
of an injury received -while at
work, The post mortem was held,
but tho doctor's verdict waa that
the man hod died as a result ot
Inflammation of the bowels.
Some of the dead man's friends
then took up a collection among
themselves, and the body wao burled on Saturday, May 18, fourteen
daya from the time the man died,
Such la the lot ot a slave even
after he had cashed ln and ceased
to produce profits for his masters.
Despised wben alive,' a nuisance
when dead, yet not sufficiently
nuisance to be buried. "His share
of the country," six feet by two,
could not be paid for by him or
his people, and bis masters refused
to even dispose of the carcass from
which they had extracted all the
goodness, and his fellow slaves
were compelled to bury the property ot the master olass, after they
had no further use for lt. Such ls
modern civilisation.
What    about   your   neighbor's
subscription T
Patronise Fedorationist advertisers and tell them why you do so.
Propaganda Meeting
ON SUNDAY, MAY 21, at 8 p.m.
Speaker - - Dr. W. J. CURRY
icouvor workera hove kad
excellent opportunltleo of
learning more about Soviet Ruaela,
one on Sunday loot, add tbe other
on Monday, when Comrado H.
Sara, of London, England, waa the
opeaker. The Sunday meeting, in
the Cblumbio theatre, was well attended, and the speaker in vivid
and graphic language brought
home to bio hearers the significance ot the Hussion workera Bufferings during the . revolution and
On Monday, Comrade Sara Illustrated his talk with lantern slides,
whloh were much appreciated by
the large audience which attended
the meoting, which woo held In th*
Dominion Hall.
. In opening the Sunday night
meeting, J. O. Smith, the chairman,
outlined the objects of the Friends
of Soviet Russia, and Btated that a
second shipment of necessities for
the famine sufferers of Soviet Russia would be made from Vancouver In the near future, and asked
those who hod intended to give towards this shipment, to do at once.
Comrade Sara, ln opening his
address, stated that" he had seen
conditions in Russia under somewhat unique circumstances, as he
was not a delegate at any conference or oongress, but Went to Russia merely as a visitor seeking Information,'
After reciting his experiences ln
getting Into Russia and out again,
he pointed out that it was Important that thoae people who ore prepared to take their Information
about Ruaela from the capitalistic
preaa, ahould be mode to reallie
Juat what brought about the present situation in Soviet Russia.
The apeaker pointed out that he
had seeVwlth his own eyes, the
destruction of Tudenltch and the
other revolutionary forces, and
that It waa a lie when it wao ototed
that the destruction wao ths work
make his investigation!, he atated
that he hod never boes Interfered
with night or day.
Again referring to the deotrue-
tlve tactlci of counter-revolutionists and White forces, the speaker
related how he had heard Dr. Nansen recount that even today soldiers
of the Red Army had to be used to
guard bridges and ratlroado against
the attempts of destruction of the
counter-revolutionary forcea
. In conclusion, the speakor made
an eloquent appeal for old for the
famine sufferers of Soviet Russia,
and pointed out that the Russian
workers were the vanguard of the
workera movement and that to old
the famine sufferers was an obligation whloh the world's workera
could ont shirk.
A collection amounting to $147.90
was the response which tbe audi
ence made to tbe appeal of the
apeaker, on Sunday night, and at
the lecture on Monday night, the
aum ot $187.47 wos collected.
can exist on the basis
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tta a short time, bnt
SEVERAL readers have wttttiii asking the question,
"How can the weekly i_*tt*s presumed?" They evidently want the paper to contfjHf* in existence, for they
express their appreciation of it. lo that onr readers may
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culation is Increased to twenty thousand. In the meantime every dollar wont*. Bvet^-donation will bring the
weekly issue nearer, but ever-j^ww subscription will aid
us in establishing the paper oil a sound footing and a
paying basis. Bow many aew sobs ean you send in to
achieve this most desirable objeeljjve? It depends on you,
Mr. Header.
''Every single copy of the _a_at now issued oosts three
cents to _*-—• On top of that ii postage and overhead
charges. If the circulation is increased a hundred per
cent, the cost of each single copy 'will be cot in half. The
logical thing for our readers to do is to decrease the oost
of each copy of the paper dreulated, by increasing the
circulation, and thereby scouring two papers where one
is now received."      _       &'i
Washington—Indorsement of the
Fedorated Press chain paper plan'
which provides for establishment of
local Labor papers at a minimum
cost of 8 cents a week, or $2.80 a
yoar, "through which not only local
news can be published, but whereby the workera may receive news
written from the workers' point of
view of tho working class move
ments of the world," was voted at
the convention of the International
Association of Flre Fighters.
Yon may wish to holp The Fed-
eratlontat. You can do oo by renew.
Ing your subscription promptly ond
rending In tho subscription of yonr
friend or neighbor.
Big Meeting Passes Resolution Calling for
At the meeting held lust Sunday
night In the Columbia theatre, under the auspices of the friends of
Soviet of Russia, reference was
made to tho arrest of Trevor Ma-
guire, manager of The Worker,
published in Toronto. A resolution
was also presented calling Tor his
unconditional reloase.
The chairman, J. G. Smith, in
presenting the resolution, pointed
out that Maguire had 'won tho D.
C. M. while fighting for democrucy,
but for some trivial reference to
the British Empire in a speech, he
was arrested for sedition.
The resolution presented to lhe
meeting read as follows: "This
mass meoting or citlsens of Vancouver views with great distrust
the action of the Federnl authorities at Toronto Jn arresting Trevor
Maguire of that city on 0 oharge of
sedltluus utterance.
"We considor it a very poor example of that democracy for which
he and others risked their llvei,
and demand his unconditional release." Tho resolution was adopt*
d without dissent.
Will Return to Ireland
and Resume Work
New York.—Jamea Larkin, Irish
labor leader, now at liberty hero
biriona-pendtag the dwhnen ef hie
appeal trom conviction for alleged
criminal anarchy after baving
served on* and * half years ot bis!
live-year sentence, upon his final
release will return to Ireland and
resume hie work there for tbe political and Induatrlal emancipation
of bis people. Larkin mode the
Btatement at a dinner attended by
ISO friends and supporters.
Ke declared tbe Irish Transport
Workers, the organisation he
founded and led, hoe fallen Into a
moribund etate because ot shortsighted leadership.
Larkin will be free at least until
June «, the date oet for the hearing
of hla appeal. It has become
known that, a second Indictment
charging "criminal anarchy" and a
deportation warrant ore being beid
up pending the outcome of his appeal. The appeal will como before
the state court of appeals at the
same time oo the appeals of Benjamin Gltlow, Ioaao E. Ferguson ond
Charles E. Ruthenberg, all convicted on similar charges growing out
of articles ln the Revolutionary
Age, ond all recently freed on certificates at reasonable doubt. They
will be represented by Frank P.
Walsh, Walter Nelles ond Ferguson himself, who lo a lawyer,
Seattle—Nearly 12,000 persona
thronged the six-storey Union Record building here recently on the
occasion of Its fourth anniversary
as a dally, and twenty-second ea a
Chicago—On the anniversary,
May 1, ot the calling of the strike
for the 44-hour work-week ln job
offices, 490 Typographical Unions
had put through their demands,
representing 40,050 job printers
The unions ore holding out in the
towns wher.ethe employing printers Insist on thc 48-hour week,
Agents of Dept of Justice
Will Go to Poland for
.    rt
| (By the Federated Press)
New York—Two agents of the
A-njtamant of Justloe and a New
T«i. police sergeant «• won to
jtar* for Warsaw, Poland, to solve
the Wall street explosion wain.
They're going to see Wolfe Linden-
[toloV (Windy LIndy), former industrial spy, wh& was said by William
J. Burns to have confessed to knowing all about the explosion following his arrest by department of
justice operatives there last De
The 10,000-word confession
Burns said Lindenfeld had made
somehow never arrived, and Burns,
who was said to have trustfully
given Lindenfeld $8000 to find the
men who caused the explosion, sud
donly became very, reticent about
the whole Lindenfeld business.
Since that time "Windy LIndy" has
been In a Warsaw jell.
Tt ls not known why Burns and
the-department of justice should be
spending more money to get any*
thing out of Lindenfeld, Inasmuch
as not only Burns, but hla prede
cessor In the department, William
X rtynn, have known all about the
Wai) street explosion and who
cau_fed lt, for a long time. Both
of them hav*1 said so repeatedly.
file only trouble was that .they
couldn't flnd the criminals, despite
the -fact that Burns was on the spot
a tayi minutes after the WaU street
explosion, telling the reporters lt
was the work of the Third International.
fn one of the local papers a few
days ago, Flynn said: "We found
out who put the bomb ln Wall
street, and we know where every
man of tho outfit is."
Flynn added that thc knowledge
wasn't of any use unless one of
them should squeal, and that there
was "no evidence for conviction
without a confession."
Band your neighbor this copy of
The Federatlonist, and then call
around next day for a subscript lon.
Who Will Speak in Vancouver
Sunday, May 28th and
Sunday, June 4th
Lantern /Lecture
Monday, May 29th
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Demand Release of Trevor Maguire, Manager
of Worker
Resolutions   Passed   by
Three Working-class
The snoot of Trevor Maguire,
manager of The Worker, the official organ of the Worker* Forty of
Canada, on a charge of oedttlon,
hu aroused the workers throughout the country. Protest meetings
were held in many oities last Sunday, and resolutions condemning
the authorities for the action taken
and demanding the unconditional
releaae of Maguire was passed.
At the propaganda meeting ot
the .Workere Party of Bdmonton,
held laat Sunday afternoon, reference was msde to the action of the
authorities. The meeting was held
on the Market Square, and nearly
a thousand persons attended. A.
Mogridge (district organiser of the
party) was chairman of ths meeting, and drew the attention of
thoae present to the fact that a protest meeting would he held tn thc
New Empire theatre, at 8 p.m. A
resolution was then presented to
the meeting, calling on the prime
minister and the minister of Justice to withdraw the charge, which
was adopted unanimously.
Comrades Lakeman, Palmsr and
Long then addressed the meeting,
each speaker ln his turn dealing
with the Labor movement, ani the
need for a united front. They each
pointed out that the employers
were showing a united front ogoinst
the workers, and that lt was necessary not only for the Maguire case,
hut In all working-class activities.
At the protest meeting, held on
Sunday evening, the following resolution was presented and - adopted.
To  the   Prime   Minister  an*   the
Minister of Justice of Canada.
"Whereas, we who are present at
tbls meeting, do greatly resent any
attempt to frustrate the activities
of any one who. is striving to bring
about, an International unity of all
workers of all countries, as we believe that it Ib only through such
unity thst wars can he made Impossible, and      ,
'Whereas, one Trevor Maguire,
8. «, -Jl., ot Toronto, waa arrested
for aome- statemont he mode, tuts
Ing hie remarks he mode, in an attempt to help bring about" thla international relationship, oo above
mentioned; ,-.-,--,
"Therefore, we demand that the
government withdraw ita charg*'
agalnat Trevor Maguire, and that
he be unconditionally released."    {
Trevor Maguire won the D. C.
M, while fighting for democraoy
during the late war, and several
returned soldiers spoke st the protest meeting, all of whom dealt
with the necessity of protecting
prominent workers from the attacks of the authorities, and the
attempts which are being mate to
intimidate the workers.
At the Labor church, the oome
resolution was passed, and all present voted ln favor. Wires were
sent, to the premier immediately at
the close of the meetings, intimating the action taken by the workera
of Bdmonton.
Russian Delegate Says
Pressure Will Force
[By Louie P. Lochner]
(European Director the Federated
Genoa—A united front to he pre-
seated hy the International Federation of Trade Uniono (Amsterdam) and the Red Labor Union In.
ternatlonal (Itoocoy) will become
a reality through the pressure on
Labor by the employera, according
to J, B. Rudiutak, general aeeretary, oIl-Ruoalon Fedoration of
Trade Unlona, who la the repreoen-
tatlve of organised labor on the
Ruaslan delegation to the Genoa
economlo conference. No other
delegation bere haa direct Labor
"Tho logic of events will force
the workera to flnd a common
ground," sold Rudsutak. "A* far
aa we Ruaslan workera ore concerned, we consider lt to be our
problem to secure better condltlona
for workera everywhere, and for
that reason we should like to meet
the Amsterdam representstlves to
work out a common basis.
"Just oo the capitalist governments have-found it necessary, despite their divergence of Interests,
to get together with each other and
with us, so, too, the workers, driven
by economic necessity, if for no
other reason, must get together."
One dollar and fifty oenta la tha
coat for a six months subscription
to the Federatlonist
Terre Haute, Ind.—Indiana miners are standing staunchly back of
tho national policy committee In
Its attitude against separate agreements, according to William Mitch,
secretary, District No. 11, who
says: "Everything is going smoothly In Indiana ln the coal strike.
The men will stick to the limit."
The Mobile Trades Council has
circularized southern central labor
bodies asking whether they would
co-operate in holding a conference
to push organization work, formulate uniform legislative programmes and arrange for support from
the international unions ln advancing Labor organizing.
Workers'   Party   Representative from Toronto
to Lecture
Tom Bell of Toronto, organizer
and speakor of the Workers'
Party of Canada, who has beon
touring the country in the Interests
of the party, will be in Vancouver
for Sunday, May 28, and he will
speak at the Columbia Theatre on
that date.
•Arrangement*-) aro also being
made for additional meetings. On
Sunday, .lunn 4, he will again
ftpeuk In the Columbia Theatre,
end on Monday, May 29, ho will
deliver a lantern lecture on the
Russian revolution, In the Dominion
Hall, nt 8 p.m.
Reports from Edmonton und
other points whero Doll has
spoken indicate that ho hus considerable ability and a good grasp
of world conditions, and should
draw good houses In Vancouver.
Fresno, Cal.—Seven police ofll-
iorn of this city have been suspon-
.dod becauso ihey hfcVO boon discovered to he members of the Ku
Khix Klan. Ft Is charged they
violated their oath of oflVe by thk-
.'mr ihe count ©r-ottth of the klan.
Labor League Is Formed
in South Vancouver
Twenty of the young Labor stalwarts of South Vancouver got to*
gether on Friday* the 5th, adopted
a constitution and bylaws for the
newly organised South Vancouver
Labor League, and made rfady for
an extensive campaign for new recruits. The ofllcers for thia year
were eleoted. M
Last Friday night another meeting -vas held at whloh there were
M-trie^i-A recruitaaad tha .»»»,
sanitation elected convener* of!
committees. The memben art
very enthusiastic, and by the end
of the month hope to have a membership of at least fifty.
The new organization will cater
chiefly io those interested In the
welfare of the working class movement, and who are desirous of educating themselves, yet lt is not intended that social functions shall
be neglected. Lectures, debates
and impromptu speeches by the
members are being arranged for
the educational meetings to be held
on the second and fourth Fridays
in each month.
Anyone between the ages of 15
and .35 la eligible for membership,
and nil the workers of South Vancouver who have young people eligible for membership, and are Interested in their education, should
send them along to the meetings.
There Is no time like the present
for the young people getting together and preparing themselves
for the great struggles ahead of
them, and this organization affords
a great opportunity for those who
wish for an educated democracy,
Tho present and prospective
members will meet tonight (Friday) at 8 o'clock at S8B—58th Ave.
east—Just off Frafeer avenue—for
a social evening. 'The social committee reports thnt It has prepared
a good programme, and it is hoped
thit as many young people as possibly can will bc present tonight.
Next Friday night an educational
meeting will be held at 6262 Chester street, particulars of which
will be given later.
For particulars of meetings, etc.,
please phone Frnser 39TY1, or
Fraser 190X1.
Until furthor notice all meetinga
will bo hold at 6262 Chaster street.
On Empiro Day, the 24th inst.,
the members of the League intend
going on a hike and picnic on the
North Shore. Anyone wishing to
go along, should got Into touch
wilh B. Lindsay at Fraser S2CL3.
Clothing Workers Are to
Operate Textile
I AmalffanatedC lathing
Workers Make Big
I By Carroll Binder]
(Federated Presa Staff Correspondent)
Chicago—Americans are afford- .
ad an opportunity to participate In
tha reconstruction aa well as the
famine relief of Soviet Russia. A
concession from the Ruaslan government to operate olothing and >
textile factories in Russia offered
President Sidney Hillman of the
Amalgamate^ Clothing Workera of
America was unanimously adopted
by the flfth biennial convontion of
the union, an appropriation bf
110,000 to defray initial expenses
voted and 150,000 subscribed to the
new enterprise in the name of the
union. Many ^Individual subscriptions were offered from the floor.
The Amalgamated, Hillman   declared, has no desire to monopolize
the reconstruction venture and earnestly hopes that all workers will
join In the enterprise. ' The convention recommended that one or
more corporations with a minimum
capitalization of fl,000,000 be organized ln the United States, shares
with a par value of $10 to be sold
to workers and others interested in
the prosperity of ' Russia.    Dividends of 7 per oent. are expected
to be paid, but should earnings <«- ...
ceed 10 per cent., the excess win-
be used for the extension of tlie'
work in Russia.   Provision will be    <:
made that control of the corpoj&v^
atlon cannot fall into the hands of ;\' «
large owners.
Tho   American   Russian   Trnda    ■.
Industrial     Workers    Association t~
will be the name of the enterprise. '■'
The necessary factories, equipment
and stores of raw materials will be   .
upplled  by  the  Russian  govern*,
ment.     The   American    company
supplies tbe capital and technical   '
skill.    Both parties share equally: \.
in the management.
Adoption of the proposal follow*
ed an eloquent address of Presl*'. -
dent Hillman, In wblch he reviewed '
the   eoonomlo   situation   of   the
■world and declared thut the only
hope  of  saving  civilisation   ls  to
adopt a real reconstruction policy.
Veteran convention, attendants de-.
ohm that they have never wltnes*
Mobile, Ala.—After closing the
emergency home for the destitute,
opened at lhe beginning of last
winter, It hat. been found ne<ies-
!_my to Institute a soup kitchen for
starving women and children.
Clarence O. Cain, manager, has
aaked pastors to refer needy rases
to him.
Patronize Fed Advertiser*
Introduction of tlie reconstruction
proposal' The delegates cheered
ahd cheered add choered. They
stood on their desks and shouted
again and again for Russia and thi)
Amalgamated. Many women dele*"
gates and visitors cried.
Hillman bitterly denounced tht
policy of the American State de*
partment toward Russia, declaring
that it Is creating more starvation
than Hoover can relieve. 'It is
not the business of any country to
regulate the lives of other countries. You cannot flght Bolshevism
without fighting the men and women and children of Russia. Should
there be a referendum I am positive that OS per cent, of the Am*
erican people would repudiate this
cowardly policy of advising and denouncing Russia from a land Of
plenty." Hillman paid tribute to
the work of the American Relief
Administration in coping with the
The Amalgamated chief then sum*>
marized his talks with Russian
leaders, including Lenin, and his
impressions of the stability of the
Russian government. "Russia
needs capital. Any capital invested
there Is as safe as investments >n
other countries. It Is time for <i«
to sa» to American bankers 'If ycii
continue to boycott Russia, we wilt
invest our money through otlwr
channels than yours.' This new
corporation should be our answer."
Secretary Joseph Schlossberg put
Into words the feelings of HUlmnn'e
auditors: "Our president has given
us tnat sacred touch with Russia
which Ib electrifying workers dl
over the world. We need not regr-t
so keenly our inability to see f>r
ourselves what Is going on In that
The other notable action of the
convention was the adoption of a
resolution In favor of amalgamation
of all the unions In the garment
trades "Into one organisation with
one general oxecutive board, one
treasury nnd with separate departments for the different branches of
the industry.
About 350,000 workers would be
included In the new organisation,
should It be launched. Unions concerned are the International Ladles Garment Works, International
Fur Workers Union, United Cloii
Hat and Cap Makers and the Jou-«
neymen Tailors Union.
M. J. Oglln, editor of Freihe ..
the new .Jewish dally, address* I
the eonvention.
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..iMay IS, 1922
Genoa, Success or Failure
AS EXPECTED by all revolutionist*, th*
Gtenoa conference haa failed to sav« th*
capitalist world, and the next move is to hav*
another conference which will have like results. Press dispatches indicate the gloom
which prevail* in capitalistic circles over the
jmposiibility of bringing conflicting economio
interests into alignment on a common polity,
which in the opinion of thoae seeking such
amalgamation of interests, would save the
world from democraoy, in other word*, from
thc revolutionary working clasa, the only
force in society which ha* a programme for
tho reconstruction of the world on such a
basis a* would give to th* people Uf* aad
*>      *      •
Russia, realizing the world situation, sent
her delegates to the conference expecting nothing, except further proof of the failure of
capitalism to clean up the mess which it ha*
created. Tet we flnd the press stating that
the only tangible outcome of the conference
has bcen a trade agreement between Bussia
and Germany, while Lloyd George, as usual,
plays to the gallery by making his vacuous
silly statements about ignoring Bussia. For
instance, he is quoted as saying, "If Bussia refuses to meet us at The Hague, we will have
nothing more to do with th* Bussians."
'' •     a     •
While the world's statesmen would fain ignore Bussia, it is impossible from a world
political viewpoint to do anything else but to
treat with her. Their very existence depends,
not on their own efforts, but on resuming
trade with Bussia. Lord Birkenhead, in a
statement made at Genoa recently at least
gave away the prime reason for Lloyd George
seeking to hold the conference together when
he gave the following reasons as to why the
economic conference, which became • political
mulligan, must succeed.   He stated:
"We are eliminated from South Ameri-
can markets because we cannot compete
in them with those nations which bave
depreciated currency, but Europe must be
reconverted into a potential buyer for the
benefit of American and English pro-
"We wiU be driven aott, op hereafter to
recognize the fact that every nation has
the right to set. up the form of government it chooses. 'Hie memben of the Soviet delegation here are not fool*. If they
were, they would not have bees able to
maintain th* government in Bussia continually for these years.
"England's desperate economic condition, her dependence upon world trade a*
the only means of sustaining her life blood,
make imperative the resumption of political and commercial relations with Soviet
* *     «
But the Genoa conference has not been a
; failure. It has accomplished much, that is
from a working, class viewpoint, and that is to
poiat once again to the miserable failure of
the present rulers of modern society to even
patch up the system. Karl Badek, writing
early in April, about the possibilities of Genoa,
had, amongst other things, the following to say
as to the possible outlook:
"The bourgeois world in Genoa will ba
like a rudderless ship drifting into- the
boundless sea only to be shattered by the
storm. The fact that at Genoa, capitalism
will appear rudderless, bereft of its sense
of direction and lacking any plan, will
drown its own shouts ahout the bankruptcy of Communism and will announce
to the proletarians of all countries: 'Give
up all hope in the capitalistic world; give
up all hope that it can bring new life and
order into thc world'."
• *     •
Time has proved the accuracy of Badek's
prediction, and the workers are. slowly but
surely being compelled to give up their hopes
for a reconstruction of the world under capitalism, hence the Genoa conference has been
a success, and The Hague meeting will be
even a greator aid to the revolutionary working class; if it i» ever held.
Industrial Warfare and Truces
D EFOBE it is possible to seek or proclaim a
—* truce there must be war. An armistice is
a cessation of hostilities, pending further negotiations. In other words, before it is possible to have a cessation of hostilities, it is necessary to have had warfare, cither industrial, po.
litical, or economic. Modern political warfare
—unless it takes on the revolutionary phase-
is more or less a mild affair, its strenuousness
being indicated by the verbosity of those participating in it. When wars are waged between nations for economic reasons, they become more serious, that is, for those who take
part ih them and who do the fighting, as many
of our jobless heroes can testify. But what is
ternwd industrial warfare is entirely another
matter; it is usually waged by the master class
with all the powers which tho modem state
gives that Mass, including the armed forces, the
judiciary, and all that tho state controls, to
suppvess a slave class.
•      •      •
-When truces are doclared between nations
who hare been engaged in mortal combat, or
.should we say the slaves of those nations who
have been engaged in killing one another for
tlieir masters.' benefit, there is a reason. Usually it is because nothing can be gained by
further struggle, or, as it was in the late war,
because of th* exhauitlon of th* combatant*,
and a aew danger which had not been foreseen,
has arisen. Tha slave* ar* th*n ordered to
stop slaughtering (me another and the master*
fix up the terms of the truce and, eventually,
the terms on which peaoe shall b* based.
Industrial struggle*, however, are the attempts of the slaves of modern society to either
resist the encroachments of their masters, or
to endeavor to secure more hay and oats; in
other words, mor* of the necessities of life.
These struggles are conflicts between masters
and slaves. Wars, such as thc war for democracy," fought on the battlefields of France
and Flanders, are struggles—fought it is true by
the slaves—between conflicting master-class interests. .But none of them take on the nature
of a class struggle. The industrial struggles of
the workers, however, are, because of their
nature, class fights. They are struggles between slaves snd their masters. Hence, when
it was stated in the press that Frank Hodges
of the British miners had proposed a ten-year
truce between the slaves of Great Britain and
their masters, we were more than amused.
» # *
When we saw the press statements as to
Hodges' views of a truce between master and
slave, we wondered if we were living in a revolutionary age, or whether we had slipped baek
into those days when industry, as we know it
today, was in its early stages. We imagined
Hodges in the rol* of Canute bidding the waves
to recede, and likened him to an irresistible
force meeting an immovable object. In faot,
the outstanding stupidity and ignorance if this
so-called labor leader, struck us as being as
near immovable as anything on this earth contd
be, but on calmer thought we realized that
even such men must at some time cease to
exist, and our optimum as to the future of the
working class of the world regained its poise.
» * *
To suggest a truce between Capital and Labor in this age is as sensible as it was for
Canute to suggest that the waves should not
wet hi* feet, and to recede before his royal will.
But .one significant passage .appeared in the
press dispatch which dealt with Hodges'
"wishes for a truce."  It read:
"There is no doubt that Hodges has
sounded out the influential men of all
classes before making the announcement,
and he has the support that pressure will be
brought to bear ta give practical effect to
the plan."
• «      *
Wonderful, is it not, dear reader, to think
that all the influential men of all classes—two,
by the way, master and slave classes—have
agreed upon a common policy, on a truce, and
that there will be no more industrial warfare
in the British Isles, when millions are starving,
and there are thousands of workers on strike
against a lower standard of living. But then
such is the stupendous intelligence-of leaders.
* »      «
The class war, however, whether demonstrated in industrial struggles, or in revolutionary movements, will never cease, in spite of all
the Hodges and Thomases and Gompers the
world can produce, until classes are eliminated
This oaa only be done by the working class securing political power and for ever wiping out
the cause of das* warfare,, which is human
slavery. When, that is accomplished, a true*
will b* declared, beeause there will be reason
for a straggle; but not until, in spite of th*
efforts of Canute Hodges.
If you register your name on the unemployed register, that does not mean that you will
get a job. A man who had been in business in
Great Britain starved to death beeause he wa*
too proud to take a dole. Do you want to
starve to death? If not, organize to get th*
doles for next winter.
Speaking of Chicherin's abjections to meeting at Hague, Lloyd George statedy "It is a
very dangerous thing to discuss history with
Chicherin." Naturally, the Bussian delegate
understands history, and the cause of certain
historical eventB which puzzle "statesmen."
Chicherin is a Marxian and reads history from
the viewpoint of a scientist, not as a politician.
Balmy breezes have been blowing for the
past few days; they may dissipate the snows
of winter, but they will not eliminate unemployment. There are still large numbers of
workers out of work. Green fields far away
when examined do not appear, as green as
pictured, and while some men have secured employment, the unemployed organizations still
have a function to perform, and that function
is to make their position known and to enlist
the aid of the organized workers in securing
relief for the unemployed.
The arrest of Trevor Maguire in Toronto is
one of those incidents in the class, struggle
which should demonstrate to the workers the
elass nature of governments, and present-day
society. While ful! details are not yet to hand,
from meagre information received, it appears
that Maguire referred to the British Empire as
being the British vampire. Of course some
people may sec a lot in such a statement, but
the one outstanding thing in tliis ease is that
Maguire has been active in the working-class
movement, and anything is good enough to
start to suppress all such active spirits. Tliis
ease once again demonstrates the necessity of
a closing up of labor's ranks.
It is a pity that the workers of the whol*
world cannot read the speeches of Karl Badek,
delivered at the conference of the three Internationals. Those" who imagine that the
Third International is only blufing when calling lbr a united front, would then realize, if
they are capable of realizing anything, that the
Third International has onc objectivo only, and
that the united front of the international working clasa, For instance, he stated: "The
struggle of the proletariat will decide the
united front. Tou can call the Communist International all the names you like. One thing
is certain, oue struggle—it could have a thousand times under-estimated the length of th*
road—was fought in the interests of the working class, andi therefore we are for the united
front without conditions." No sane individual
would designate these words as the utterance
of o dogmatist, but would viow them as the
sane word expression of the thoughts of a realist whose mental outlook hnd overcome the
mental fogs which becloud all thoso who
imagine that there is a straight path to working-class emuncipatioa
British Workers Make Appeal to
World's Workers to Demand
the Cessation of Japanese
Activities in Siberia
Tho British "Hands'Ofl Russia'
committee has issue* on "op-
peal to tho workers' ot tho
world against the intervention of
Japan in Siberia, Ths appeal is
signed by Robert Williams,, Bon
Tillot, M. P., J. Bromley, NeiL McLean, M. P., X B. Mills, M. P. and
Robert Smillie.
In A foreword to the appeal, tho
signatories give thoir opinions,
which are as followa:
We have been asked to mako
somo observations on tbo memorandum which appeara in the^follow-
Ing pages, and do so gladly, because we realise that lt is essential
ln the Interests of all proletarians.
east and west, to assist by every
means In our power to maintain-
tho hard-won advantages of tho
democratic regimo ln the Far Rao
tern republic.
In this document will, bs seen s
naked exposure of the. attempts of
the militarist power of Japan to un*
dermine ths strength of ths workers' and peasants' government is
Eastern Siberia.
By tho strength of her own right
arm, after the- shedding of rivers of
blood, faced with tho bitter hostility of'the capitalist regimo of tho
Whole world, Russia has overcome
the counter-revolutionary forces
within her own borders, has liquidated tho militarist intrigues ot
Koltchak, Denikin, Yudenltch,
Wrangel ond ethers. Soviet Russia, in pursuance of her policy of
self-determination, has made it
possible for Finland, Poland and
ths othor border stato* to establish
themselves as independent states,
and tho central Soviet authority at
Moscow has gladly acceded to the
wishes of the peasants and workers
ln Siberia to establish their own
For Eastern Republic, but this policy does not suit the capitalist pi!
garchy which governs Japan.
Wo have watched the- entento
powers transfer remnants of Wrangel's army from the area of the
Block Sen, whore thay could: no
longor do any harm, to Vladivostok. The counter-revolutionary
forces have mustered together
some show of military strength and
are operating with the connivance
and assistance of Japan against ths
properly constituted government of
the Far Eastern Republic. In that
port of the Far Eastern territory
overrun by tho counter-revolutionary forces we find unmistakable
evidence of tho most bitter ond unrelenting persecution of- members
of working class organisations by
the White Guard elements. According to the information supplied
by our comrade, Kushnnrivo, tho
envoy plenipotentiary of tho Far-
Eastern Republic, now In Moscow,
thoro have been terorlsm, persecution, reprosslon jnd vindictive punishment, moro inhuman than that
which characterised th* SpanlHh
Inquisition. Tho sordid International oligarchy ore relying: upon
the Internal weakness ofWovist
Russia which follows Automatically from the famine and ths disease ond pestilence arising thoro
Aa Internationalists we would
■wss tho workers of Europe America, tho British colonies, and tha
world generally to do all that is
possible to apply a boycott of oil
things Japanese- until tho Japanese troops are completely withdrawn from Siberia. Thero is na
Idoubt that tho workmon of Japan,
with an evor Increasing Intelligence
of world affairs. ar» unalterably
oppose* to the policy of their capitalist masters. The- workers ot
tho wsot should spend tens of thousands of pounds In an active and
'well directed propaganda amongst
their follow workers In the east, ta
order that the neeesoo-jr and salutary pressure should he brought
agninst the Eastern overlords of
land and Industrial capital. Our
condemnation of tits Japanese government must not be extended to
tho Japanese workers. Already,
the International Transport Workers Federation has- mado nn approach- to our fellow workera ln the
Orient to Join in an international
campaign for the overthrow of capitalism.
We make this appeal with all the
earnestness at our command, that
the workers of Western Europe
and less directly, the workers of
the Near and Far East shart manifest a steadily growing vigilance
towards the brutality of capitalism,
militarism and Imperialism In their
efforts to destroy the Far Eastern
Republic which Is so closoly ldentt
tied with the Russian Soviot regime,
The following brief summary of
events thon follows:
The Far Eastern Republic formed part of tho old Russian Empire
stretching from the Lako Baikal In
Central Siberia to the Pacific coast;
It covers an area of ovor 7.1(1,000
square miles ahd has a population
of over 2,350,000. The central organ of government is a'constituent
assembly, elected on a territorial
basis,, with universal suffrage.
When the Allied governments
sent troopa to Siberia in 1918, ostensibly to rescue the Czecho-Slovaks, they solemnly declared that
they had no hostile intentions,
would respect Russian sovereignty,
and speedily withdraw. This declaration was subscribed to by Britain, France, America, Italy and
The other Allied troops withdrew
with tho Czeoho-Slovoksi but tho
Japanese still remain.
Tho reason advanced, by the Jap
anese government for continue*
cupation la the protection  of
nationals in the port of Vladl\
(a city with a poplatlon of
This excuse   will   not   boor
slightest Investigation.
The Japanoso minister In
don, Baron Hayashi, in an
viow on June 22, 1921, said that i
terventlon had cost Japan dun
tho last threo years £70,000,000
£80,000,000,   and   Viscount   K
(ono of the opposition leaders
Japan), ln the course of a
speech, stnted   that   tho Japanese
civilians in Vladivostok    did
number nbove a fow thousand, «
even of this smnll numbor, accot
Ing to the Japanese poess, fully
half wero dependent on the
and, In    tho    ordinary * course
events, would return to Japan w
the armjfc
i oc.
r tho
t Inline
» to
I In
. public
, and
f one
e troops
' of
It lo Impossiblo to aooopt tho
statement that the Japanese government would *o to sueh on exponas for th* proteotlon of suoh a
small numbor sf Its citlsens; to say
nothing ot ths toot that tho government of ths Far Eastern Republic Is quite propared to grant Japanoso nationals ln its torritory the
samo protection, as it accords to
other foreigners.
The Japanese government circulates perlodlo communiques announcing Its Intention to evacuate
Siberia as soon ss order to restored.
Tho value of these professions ean
bo gauged from the following memorandum issuod by tho government; ot tho Far Eastern Republic;
the Japanese government hao no intention of allowing order to reign
unless it bo tho order of a cemetery.
A numbor of official exchonges
thot hod passed between Parts snd
Tokio oome into tho possession of
ths Far Eastern Republic's Intelligence Department. Tho Republic's
delegates, present at Washington
tn connection with the disarmament
conference. Issued the documents to
ths United States press and tho
world at largo on Jan. 1,1922, producing • sensational effect.
According to tho exchangee: (a)
The French woro suspicious ot the
alma which ths United States had
in view tor tho Washington conference and wanted the aid of Japan
at the conference; (h) France was
hoping that ths famine woald so
weaken the Soviet governmont that
another invasion from the wost
would mako possible tha restoration
of Czardom; (o) Franco wished
Japan not only to keep her troops
ln Siberia, but also ts transfer
Wrangel's army trom Constantino
pie to Vladivostok; (d) As compensation Franco would favor a
Japanese protectorate over the-
whole of Eostohi Siberia, which,
which would1 turn that country into
a Japanese colony; only subordinate positions to ho held by Russians.
Ae waa to. be expectod, France
and Japan denied the authenticity
of the documents, but the Republic's delegatea announced that their
government was (and Is) willing to.
aubmit tho originals for examination at Chita (the capital of the Republic) to responsible representatives of ths United States government.
The question of. tho do Jure recognition of tho Far Eastern Republic wns repeatedly raised last
year in tho British Houso of Commons by members of tho Labor
!Party, and met with tho hypoorltl-
cnl reply that the British government was not satisfied as to tha
stability of tho Republic, snd,
therefore, had decided not to grant
it do Jure recognition. Ths matter
will again bo raised in tho British.
House of Commons during the present session, and we hops also ln all
parliaments throughout Europe:
and the world.
In November, 1921, the Hsiids
OS Russia committee Issued a manifesto, signed by many of the prominent and Influential mon and
women In ths British Working-
class Movemont, emphatically protesting against Japan's policy In
Siberia and calling on tha __ri__rh
Sovemmont not to renew tho Anglo-Japanese Alliance in any form
whatever. The manifosto was au—
sequentiy endorsed by the local
Labor organizations throughout
Great Britain.
Eater the Executive Council of
the Labor Petty, and the Oeneral
Counoil of tho Trades Union Con-
grese, in a Joint manifesto, ds»
clared definitely against tho renewal of the Anglo-JSpnnese Alliance.
Memorandum by M.  KnshnarloT,
Envoy Plenipotentiary of tlie
I— Hasten. Republic st
Moscow, December- 10, 1;921
Thanks to the Japanese the Hussion Far East has been turnod into
a ghastly nightmare.
(1) Whilst Issuing radios all
over the world about their preparations ftr the evacuation of their
troops from Russian territory, in
order to make the question of their
Intervention less acute at tho
Washington Conference, tho Japanese are actually strogthoning their
foroes by ths despatch of tho
eighth division, and aro reinforcing their military garrisons In tlie
Maritime province of Siberia and
in the Island of Sakhalin.
(2) Having callod tho Dairen
conference os- a screen against the
raising of the Russian question at
Washington, the Japanese are hindering, and destroying Its work- by
every possible means, nnd putting
forward nothing: but promises and
empty phrases.
(3) Tho Japanese am actually
supplying tlio Merkjiloff Oovernment with money and munitions;
with thoir armed forces they aro
oovorlng tho Knppollst advance
along tho coast and in the north.
(Tho followers of Merkuloff and
Kappel desire to rostore the-Tsarist regime ln Russia).
(4) According to an agreement
made between the Japanese Supreme staff and the Russian Government (that is with the Zemslvo
Administration of the Maritime
province, April, 1,920; which obligations were taken over by the
Far Eastern Republic) the district
between Evgoniavo Station and
Iman was constituted a neutral
Tho Japanese undertook not to
allow Whits Guard forces to enter
this territory, hut now th* Kappe-
llote havo occupied It with Japan-
ess assistance.
(6) Yugaml, tho head of the
Japanese Military Mission at Bla-
govyeshchensk, has declared that
tho Whites aro fighting for themselves, but our Military Staff records clearly show a movement of
Japanese troops In rear of ths
Kappelists (armored cars, infantry, etc.).
(0) Comrade: Tseltlin, a well-
known supporter of the Far Eastern Ropubllo in tha Maritime province, was Invited by the Japanese
to Vladivostok to conduct negotiations. Tbey then informed Merkuloff, and by tho latter's agents
he wns barbarously murdered,
(7) Tho Merkuloff Government
ls selling all state property to
Japanese at nominal prices. So
far, four destroyers, quantltioo sf
[The opinions on* Ideas expressed
by oorrospondente aro not necessarily endorsed by Tho Fedoration-
ist, and no responsibility for tho
views expressed io accepted.by ths
'Trad** Unionist* Snd Unemployed
Editor B. C. Federatlonist—-Dear
Comrado: Ro yeur editorial on the
attitudo ot organizod Labor to the
unemployed, I congratulate yos,
and trust they beneflt by your note
of warning.
Tour reminder, that necessity
knows no law, points to a menace
that apparently our indifferent
sympathizers overlook. They imagine their duty's discharged, tn
calling a publlq parade, passing
resolutions, appointing deputations
and making weak-hearted appeals
to tho city fathers, that their ob
ligations ta their less fortunate
brohers is discharged.
But what about their duty to
themselves ln relation to this eternal law? Equitable laws operate
both ways, and their neoessity ls to
continue working for a master, who
does not obligate himsolf to retain
them. Necessity will' determine
cheaper help. Will you concede
and scab on your present standard
of value. Tea; by virtuo of being
organised, you claim this right, and
this ls tho extsnt of your so-called
organization, a union card debars
competition for your Job. should
-a atrlke occur, you solicit their old,
and domand further sacrifice, that
you may conserve your Job. Thero
is ons lesson theso unfortunates
will teach you ln the near future.
They aro learning that the Job you
hold belongs to your master. Necessity has taught them they are
units ln a competitive Bystem, and
will uss thetr present low standard
of living in competition with you
for ths right to the Job. Experience has taught them the value of
yonr sympathy and ln their dire necessity, the time will surely come,
when discretion and moral cowardice will be superceded by the necessity to challenge your light to
the Job.
looking straight to my front, hut I
bad to chaw* oil* eyo st tk* outfit who wer* following the ban* at
long and Infrequent Intervale. I
didn't reco*nlze anybody I work
for, probably on account of thalr
hats, which wero funny, but becoming;. ' . _
Only when wo got book to ths
Market Squaro, did I gat an Idea
of how many of the workers had
backed ms up. The Edmonton
Bulletin, whose odvortlsemento
con olways be relied upon, gave
the numbor as 3000, but this was
probably a liberal estimate.
Arriving book at the Squaro, the
band played the Red Flag, and wo
all Joined in. (The band won.)
Then came the speeches of five minutes duration. Comrade Palmer,
of the C. N. U. X, took tho platform first, testifying ts the faet
that the soldier had returned from
whenoe he came, baok- to tho ranks
of the workers and the workless.
Successive speakers addressed the
crowd in Russian, Italian and Oor.
man, and upon the lattor taking
the platform, ho- was Joined hy
Comrado Palmer of tho C. N. V. X,
an Incident which signified the
death ot a racial enmity, which a
few years ogo had been kindled by
tho flame of an artificial brass-
band patriotism, and fanned by a
propagandist and perishing press.
Comrade Bell, of Toronto, wao
the last speaker. He wao forceful,
truthful and convincing, and whon,
In closing, ho callod tor threo
cheers for the Communist International, It reminded me of how wo
cheered at tho battlo of Teltemta-
koeplt. t
As- ths workers dispersed, the
thought ran through my mind, how
was it that this crowd of workerB,
representing probably ao many nations as- were at the- Genoa conference, and engaged in overy branch
of useful productivo and constructive work, could meet together on
a common ground, on thlo one day
in the year, and ba content to let
the other fellow have tho remaining 364, and I said to myself, comrades,, it's not good enough; what
we want is more days, If wo havs
to cut out ths June brides.
—Publicity Committeo C.N.U.X.
My Firat May Day
Editor B. C. Federatlonist—Dear
Sir: According to reports I have
heard from participants and sympathetic spectators, the workers
day In Edmonton was some success. The demonstration, in which
11 took, a leld__g part (I led the
first section of fours), was headed
by Comrade Bob Mogtldge, of the
Workers Party, and Comrade Bell
i of Toronto, and- took the form of a
parade on tho Market Square, from
thence a march along Jasper Avo.
and back ta tho market.
At 7:16 p. m. thero were probably 2*0 people on the Square; at
iat tho C.H. U. X markers took
up, positions and the- workers lined
up on them (but not the 200). And
now we aro undor way, headed by
the band, The laot time I walked
In that formation, I wore His Majesty's livery, but there was soms
class ta. the togs I wore on this oc.
caslon, and I was conscious ot tt.
.and any suggestion of Imperialism
In my makeup, wao thero with thoi
solo object of beating tho cost of
I don't know how many mon
wees following ms, and I don't
know whethor I was guilty of
swaggering, but I do know I folt
about ten feet high, and there
wasn't a peeler In oight, that I
couldnt look over ths top of him.
Only one Incident occurred during the march that I noticed, and
thto wao brought to my attention
by the New* Boys Band: I stilt
retain   tha.   militaristic   habit   of
copper, iron, railway material, and
goods' helongin* to the Central Cooperative Socioty have, been sol*.
Besidss this, all co-operative stores
have been- pillaged.
(8) Under cover ot the Japan
ese, the Merkuloff Government
has Instituted a system ot terror
In Vladivostok and. the Maritime
Executions by the score are
of daily occurrence. "Co-psen of
murdered and mutilated workers,
with bound hands, are picked up
In the streets every day. It Is
reckoned that 200 people have
been shot during this last month.
In Vladivostok are numerous
torture chambers, whero medieval'
tortures are practiced. Nostrils
are out off, eyes: are gouged out,
and various- parts of tho body aro
out. off.
(9) The Merkuloff Government
has invented unheard of forms of
savagery. For Instance, on the
pretext that Vladivostok has been
declared infected with plague,, they
tnke prisoners and burn them alive
in the. municipal crematorium, giving out they are plague corpses.
The burning alive of five healthy
workmen, well known trade union
Workera Is definitely known.
(10) Tn spito of numerous protests from individual citizons and
many public bodies to the Consular
Corns on this mntter of executions,
tortures,, and general savagery, the
latter remains silent, and does
nothing but promise Investigation..
(11) Thus,, in full view of tho
representatives of "the civilized
nations," Russian property -is embezzled, her population, fs outraged,
and savage repressions, are carried
out under the protectorate of Intervening Japan.
(12) The workera of the whole
world should, know that throughout tho'territory of tha Far Eastern Republic complete order reigns
wherever there- are no Japanese,
without a single execution, without
a solitary outrage.
In those regions "protected" by
Japanese troops, peoplo are burned'
alive; citizens are being shot by
hundreds, and inhuman outrages
are of daily occurrence.
At the Washington Conference
Japan gave a pledge (which ls included in the records of the conference) that she would withdraw
from Siberia and Northern Sakhalin as soon as order was restored
and a stable Government established.
Instead of Insisting on Immediate ovacuation, the other powers
weakly accepted this assurance and
thus gave Japan an interest in
maintaining disorder.
A continuance, If not an Intensification, of these fiendish tortures and crimes Inspired by the
Japanese- Government is greatly to
be feared.
Intrigue of Powers Cause
of Russian-German
[By Louis P. Lochner]
(European Director, tho Federntod
Genoa—By common consent Russia ls now regarded ao ono of the
great powers at the Genoa economic conference, a result few persona anticipated beforo tho conference opened April. 10.
The Russians hsd little to loss
and everything to gain from this
flrst meeting of belligerent ond
neutral nations since the close of
the world war. So muoh slander
had already beon cast upon ths
Soviet government,, so many sacrifices had already been mado by the
Russian people, so cruel a blockade
had already bsen launched sgslnst
her, eo completely had oho amt hor
sister Soviot states boon Isolated
from ths community of nations that
nothing could' have happened at
Genoa to make her Tot worse.
Moreover, the Russians wore not
bound by the traditions of diplomacy, and clearly statod before
'coming that they would be there ao
merchants selling goods; not as diplomats.
1 Things looked dark for the Russians upon their arrival. Thero
were threats, ot attacks by the Fascisti' of Italy. There woo the unfortunate choico of headquarters
designated for them hy th* Italian
government in Santa Margherlts.
20 miles ftom Genoa. Then there
wns the surveillance- exercised ovor
them by Italian police, military
and tho secret servioe.
I A series of circumstances further
helped them during tho InWol
stages: Louis Barthou ot Fr.-neo,
who- uaed the opening session for
an uncalled for attack upon the
Russians; caused' France to stand
Isolated as the one great imperialistic fores of ths European continent.
The Germans, who'had Intended
to play a cautions rols, became so
nettled- at the arrogance of the live
powers in holding privato meetings
among themselves and tho Russians, that they signed the Rueso-
German treaty.
The stralghtforwardneos with
whloh the Russians from tho- first
called a apade a spade, has helped
to- clear the atmosphere of diplomatic cant Tho small group of
countries that remained neutral
during the war, and that sines the
olose of the war has shown timidity
In. foes of tho "Big Five," braced
u» on seeing Russia perform, and
addressed a note to the inviting
powers, challenging tho right of the
big fellows to settle the conferenco
problems In closed meetings.
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thio, any othor pro-vlnoo of C*nt_U*V
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that oxteniioni ot ontfftto plant imf
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and Non-alcoholic wises of oil j
International local 841 it
hoMing its meetings on
the 2nd and 4th Tuesday*
of eaeh month at 8 p.m.,
319 Pender St, W.
(By The Federated Press).
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rising coal prlcea and other mater-l
luls, ns well as wagos, freight rates]
on tho German railways wore J
raised 40 per cent, April 1. Fas-
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patronize  Fed  Aclvcrtlzers. k*flMJA,t~
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r sanii sMiis
Nerve Blocking
Eliminates Pain
X-BAY for on*
See mo. Modern ocienoo hos dono wonders
In making dental work easy. For years I
hsr* studied this vieotlon—ono st tho
greatest bugaboos connected with dentistry
—something thst keeps more people from
visiting * dontist thos ony other cause.
I uso tho most approved methods In ovory
phase ot my work—methods which I know
wilt I
Don't put lt off. Phono mo today—Soy. 88S1
—for an appointment.
Offloe opes Tuesday sod Friday Evaalnge.
Dr. Brett Anderson
DenUl BpMiallrt
Bank of Nova Sootta Bldg.      803 Halting* Strwt W*rt
Comer Seymour
Lumber Workers'
News and Views
IAJ i isss««o*io i>|,»j|LH'Jll *e.!>.ll*mJ>iln.OI.Uil.Hi»l
Tho above camp decided ts hold
• meeting oa Thursday, at • p.m.
but unfortunately the majority of
the men hsd ts "ssck" ths rtvsr sr
lose ths tide fsr thst night, hut ths
remainder decided ts held s moot*
Ing. -
-Tho touting wos colled ts ordor
at < p.m., and * long discussion sn
tho necessity for organization ot
the loggoro ensued. It woo decided
that another mooting bo hold so
soon as it was possible to got the
full crow togethor, ond thst st thst
meeting a camp delegato sad committee would bs elected. It wos
also decided ts send a report of
tho meeting to headquarters for
publication la tho Foderationist
Dl BBKTT ABDIKMN, -onurtr snake, ef tke rooilty et So
Cells*, ol Daatutry, Halr-raily ol Bootkom «■*____,_. l_HK.no es
Orewn sol Britfswork, DwosotrUor lo Fbtowoik oo* Oguotln
D.otiurr, —e— ttt OmmoI Anaaaiketlo,
Vancourer Unions
oil—Me.u   iieond   llondoy   to   th.
mo-th.   frailest, J. K. Wkito;
ae* Mikhyin w suseoo lor koller
worki,   eto*   or  msrbl.  .etton,   fh*o.
Brieklayera' Union, Lobor Toeitlo.
SERVIOI _H Steele- itcon* OB*
fpa.tk Wodnea_e]re ef wok noet_, ot 61
Cordova St. W., st I p•■- A. J. Treeaall,
Aeneral wobezks' unit or thi
O. B, U-—PmldiBt, H. at.nl; aun-
tery, O. O. HlUer.    H«ti la* so* elk
W.dn«d.r In Mob moat* In Poador HaU,
Mi'nor of Poador oa* How. Strooto.
Phon. BoyttOBT 391.
AisooUtloB, Looal U-8J—OBoe OB*
hall. IU Cordon M. W. M.el. Ini
Bad third Friday., I P.m. fleerelera-
troBiaror, T. Mima; __ul__M agost, Sf.
trial oaloo el oU, workon lo log.
■Ini end ooutraotloa eempe. Cut Dlitrlet sad Oino-Bl HMdaBortozs. *L Oer>
*otb Bt. W, Vbdoobtot, B. O. Phase Be,.
T85S. J. M. Clarko, general a-erotery.
trooiarer; legal sdvllen, Henri. Birt,
Macdonald * Co, VloeoBTor, B. C; BBdl*
tori. 'Meiiri. Bottor A Chleno, v.bcob-
vol, B. O.	
B. O.—Formerly Firemen Bnd OUen'
Union ol Brltlih Colombia—Meeting
night, flrat and third Wedneiday of eaeh
month Bt IOR Msln Street. Preildent.
A. WIUlBnu; yI«. preeldent, X. llorgsa;
iocretary-t-eaaarer, W. DobbMoob. Ad*
dreai, 108 Main Stroot, Vancouver, B. O.
Victoria Braneh Agent's addreu, W.
Frencte, 5«T JohjiOB St., VIctorlB, B. O.
retora and Paperaangen ol America.
Local 188, Vsneoaver—Meeta Snd Bnd
Oth Tknndaya st Ul Cordovs St. W.
Phon. Soy. toil. Bei1i.ii agent, X. A
oa BridgenuB, Derrlekmoa sad Rlggen
•f VBacoaver and vicinity. Meet, em,
Monday, • tta., Is a. B. U. Hall, 804
Pender St. W. FreeU.Bt. W. Tetketj
Saaoolol eoerotery so* boilano eeaat. c.
AodTion.   Pkoao Boraeor **l,
—Httta A. 0. ». Hall, Hou? Ftt-Wi
Iat ui Ird MtalHS-t I0.W a.-- aai /
PA Prtildtnt T. A. Hootm, 340S Clartt
Drirat reeordlng-ieenUrr. r. B. drlflbt,
447—6th Avenuo Eaat; traunrer, E. 8.
Clavabni; laao«laI-M6P*tar)r and boal-
nesa afrat, W. H. Cottr.U, 480S Dumfries Straal; offlea cornor rotor aai Mala
8U. Phon* Fair 8B04B.
ot tha 0. B. U. maata on tho third
Wadneaday at ersty month. Everybody
VER—Meet every Monday night at S
o'clock at Bit Pander It W., Boon S.
Secretary* Mrs. Harris,
Provincial Unioni
ram— bupert centbal labor
Oooncll, 0. B. U. . Brsnohos: Prince
Rnp-rt Dlitrlet rilke-los Boor*, 03.U,:
lletellll-nm. Mlnen' Dlitrlet Board,
O.B.U. Secreary-treaiurar, P. 0. Bot
3H. Prloea Hup.rt.
ranraxt, publishers, stebbo-
Union OBelili, write for pricei.   We
The Oliver Rooms
Everything Modem
Botes Reasonable
BakorsSol*. Cal.—Aa opening
gun ln tho prosecution of the Ku
Klux Klan ln tho wait side ol!
Holds, Blmsr Colllson, William
Collison ond Harry Reynolds have
been arrested, charged with felonious assault on Clyde Rlohey, ln
connection with a rooont outrage,
ostensibly duo to tho Klan's activities.
A. A. Stenhouse
Watch Repairs
Jewelry Repair.
For Roliablo Work and .
Prlcea That Are Right
317 Cordova St. W.
Foot of Homer Street
Book Shop
Cor. Cfelumhla ond Hastings
Sts., Vancouver, B. C.
Moll orders given prompt
often easiM th* spin* to
become deranged
Mienti_te—ly relieves the
nerve strain and a cure is
James Bryson
». C, N. D.
Broadway and Main
Open every evening for tho
convenience of workers.
Phone Fair. S»
For twenty This we hove lent* this Unton atom* for on nndsr mr
Peaceful Collective Bargaining
ForWde Both StrlltM end LoekmU
Dliputei Settled by Arbiusuon
•toady Employment BB* SklllM Wolkmanlhl*
Prompt Deliveries to Dealers an* PnhHo
Peace and Saeeeti to Worktn on* Employers
Proiperlty of Shoe Making CommaO-Hes
As loyal anion sua an* women, we ask
fob to lemon* shoes besting  tko   som
Unloa Stamp o_**ols, Insole or Lining.
Conn lovely, Uejeral PrcHdiat    Oharlei L, Balno, Oeneral Seo.-Triai,
oa* MBtloynoat kirwi
b* A—Vtl of.
Th* t. H. H*r**a logging coai-
pony oent out • numbor of mon t*
Surf Inlet on Prlnoatp Mond,
todoy*o bMt, hove not ttay portion,
lore oo to wages, but havo boon
given to understand M lo mostly on
a contract or piecework basis.
•t. A. Kolly Co. aent out a tent'
men recently, Snd thoro" lo two
small camps oporating la Alice
Arm. Ono la run by Joo Wheatley,
who ho*, a contract with- tho
Georgetown Lumbor Co., tko othor
Is run by Jock Morrison, whoso
logs also go up to tho Georgetown
A. P. B. CAMF lt—YAHK, B. C.
Upon arrival kt Camp IT, on
May I, wo discovered that conditions wero still rotten, ond tho foreman, Geo. Kayos, refused to food
any of tho floating slaves .except
a choson fow of his peto, who had
toloratod his former dealings, ouch
u hiring mon at fl per day and
paying them off at $4, whilo seriously 111.
Thl* camp wm nearly empty until tho news camo that tho foreman
from Camp 11 woo taking ovor
Camp 17, and Keyos wao going to
Camp 14: In which camp ho stated
ho could get all tho man ho wanted
for I-.50 por day, and they
could earn their board after supper. Ho also statod that ho had a
man who looked after tho barn
nnd the blacksmith shop, and did
tho freighting for the large sum of
$SS'por month.
Members of the union who may
bo at Yahk, should bo advised to
koep away from Camp 14, until
tho foreman changes his prosent
DEL. 712.
Fresh Out Flowon, Funeral Designs, Wedding Bouqu.U, Pot Float*
Ornamental and Undo Trees, Soeds, Bulb*, Florist*' audita*
Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd.
«8 Hasting* Knot Beat 72* Oranvllle Street
Seymour 988-878 Seymour MIS
The [M.T.I Loggers' Boot
Mill .rdors pereon__y sttenle* le
Guaranteed to Hold Coulko ond Are Thoroughly Watertight
MacLachlan-Taylor Co.
Successors to H. VOS & SON
Next Door to Loggers' HaU
Phono Sermour  050 Repairs Done While Yoa Wall
Information from Anyox from
authentic sources, ls to the effect
that the contractors engaged in
constructing the new power dam at
Anyox, contemplate to inaugurate
the 10-hour system on and after
May 15. This is a atop taken by
the company to bring into being
the same conditions that were in
force before the 8-hour day was
secured' for all their employees,
during the war period.
It Is the wish of our members
that you will give all the publicity
possible to the workers in Vancouver, and other points you may
be in contact with, to this move on
the part of the employing class to
alevlftte the present unemployed
Relief work is finish-?-., in Rupert
for the winter, but there are a
large number still in need of employment, more than the local press
. " [By Leonid]
Quostions are often *skod
abroad a* ta wh.thef lh. go-.
vi(rt OoT.rnm.nt Is preparing
for a oomplete -.introduction
of capitalism In Russia. Tho
author ot this article, wbo io a
frequent contributor to DM
Hole Fahne, Berlin, thinks not,
as may bo learned (ram tha article itsolf, which appeared In
hla Journal on March 1*. Tha
fact that Leonid lo hon wrlt-
In* for Oerman worker* will
not render hia remarks out of
placo whoa rood In othor countries.
Russian Labor Unions Re*
presented at Genoa
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Quality  Boiling    Beef,    per
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duality Boneless Stew  Beef,
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Fresh     made     Hamburger
Steak, 2 lbs. for  *5c
No. 1 Veal Roasts from, ng
por lb  -bOC
Finest Local Lamb Legs, per
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Finest Locnl Lamb Shoulder-, per lb 28c
Finest Local Lamb Loins,
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Finest Local Lamb Stew, pet-
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Slater's  Sliced  Roll   Bacon,
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Bacon, per lb SSo -
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Consulted by
tBy Louis P. Lochner]
(European Director, the Federated
Genoa—Only In the Russian delegation at the Genoa economic conference are there direct representatives of Labor ln a position of
oquallty with what might be termed the political or diplomatic delegates. The long list of delegates,
experts and technical advisers of
Great Britain nnd France does not
contain the name of anybody who
can even remotely be considered a
spokesman for Labor.
Some countries have invited, a
Labor man to accompany the delegation aa technical adviser. Ole
Linn* general secretary, General
Federation of Labor of Norway;
Thorberg of Sweden; Wissell ,©f
Germany; Polak of Holland; Bqu-
dag of Belgium, tfnd D'Aragona and
Baldest of Italy exhaust the-tfst..
Of thesV Linn represents the Com.-,
munist movement, but was appointed by the Norwegian king. Those
men, however, nre here strictly-as.
technical  advisers without  vote'..
The Russians came to Genoa as
delegation of 12, together wij;K
technical experts and theneces?
sary bureau help. When they
learned that the countries would
have at most only five official del-.'
egates each, they designated Chicherin, Iiitvinov, Krassin, Rakov-
sky and Joffe as the Russian delegation, but these five men take no
step without consulting the entire
Among tho 12 nre J. 13. Rudsti-
tak, general secretary nil-Russian
Federation of Trade Unions, and
member supreme economic council; Sapronov, representing the
farm laborers; Schlapnikov, a
trade union official. Rudzutnk, a
big, broad-shouldered giant, belongs to the metal workers. He
was chosen as delegate by the all-
Russlan Trade Union Congress.
The International Federation of
Trade Unions (Amsterdam) addressed a memorial to the conference, demanding abolition of imperialism by the participating nations; readmission of Russia "without any reservations t0 its rightful
Place among the nations of Europe," cancellation of all wai
debts; raising an international loan
guaranteed by the resources of all
the nations of Europe for the impoverished nations; international
settlement of the reparations question; organization on an international basis of the control and distribution of the principal raw materials; exploitation of lands and
mines on an International co-operative basis; disarmament.
The international Labor office,
League of Nations, with headquarters at Geneva,, has conducted
special inquiries on Russia, unemployment and general working
conditions for the conference, and' taken lightly
also been officially invited to ap- contrary;    tb
THE bourgeois prats Is full
reports of the "resurrection of
privato oapital tn Russia." Faotory ownera are reported as again
obtaining possession of thoir concerns, the oight hour day ls to be
abandoned, and the Russian workor
again to become a slave of capital.
The Social-Do mocratle and Independent leaders In Germany,
particularly the trade union leaders, are now exploiting this "Information" for their purposes. In
their press* In meeting*, wherever
they have an opportunity, they refer the worker to the rebirth of
private capital in Russia and mako
the remark: "Bee to what the Communists have brought Russia ln
their struggle against capitalism—
they are now returning to privato
•*•..•» ■ -rv i a* t i^^-otry. If you do not wlih to suf<
FaH RUSSian Delegation IS per the same fate in Germany, you
must cast out the CommuniBts and
follow our advice." These trado
Union leaders, by their false Interpretation of Russian conditions,
are exploiting these conditions in
order to deter the German work'
ers from any real struggle against
German capitalists, and to Induce
them to join with Stlnnes in working out his plans.
It is therefore urgently necessary
to point out in all clarity what is
the actual state of the workers In
Russia, and whether the many reports of a new enslavement of the
Russian working class are true or
Why Was I'rliafo Industry
Half a year ago a portion of the
Russian Industries was demoralized and handed over in part to the
co-operatives, in part to private
owners, in the form of leaseholds.
What is it that induces the Russian
workers to take this apparently
."un-Communistic" step?
The experience of the lost few
years in Russia has shown that &
complete transition to Socialist economy Is not possible at the present
timt;. Russian industry Is far too
weak, the semi-capitalist peasantry .and pet(y capital are far too
strung. The Russian working closi
left in the lurch hy the Interna
tlonal proletariat, ennnot wage war
alone against capital, with any j
chapce of success. It is apparent
in Russia that a transition period]
must still be passed through, in
which the proletarian state will
permit private capital to develop
freely, within certain- limits, without giving up the political domination by the proletariat.
jEjVhlle, large scale industry, which
remains In the hands of the Stale,
will develop and form a basis for
the future Socialistic economy. Recognizing this historical necessity,
the Russian proletariat grimly determined to lease out a portion of
their   Industry,    particularly   the
Setty concerns, under specific con-
. itions, to private entrepreneurs.
This was done particularly with
those industries which could no
longer be maintained by the State
because of-the lack of foodstuffs,
fuel and technically trained labor,
and were therefore doomed to an
early collapse. In leasing out these
concerns, the State practically attains three en1 •■ Tn the fliat place,
the concerns thomselves are preserved for the future, i. e-, for ft
future resocialization. In the second place, the lessees oblige themselves to repair the production instruments and to deliver a portion
of their product to the State. In
the third place, he leasing of these
small concerns relieved the national provisioning organs of a certain load and made certain the supply to nationalized industry.
Tbo Struggle with thr- New Industrial Capitalists
A,new form of privato capital
thus arises In Russia. He is in error who believes that this fact ifl
____,___----- In Russia. On tho
contrary;    the   significance   of
?__£•£ 1'HJtEl''
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Financial Statement of Friends of
Soviet Russia—Vancouver Branch
APRIL 1 TO APRIL 30, 1022
Balanco on  hand  1608.ai
Individual subscriptions      57.00
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen   '..% B.OO
Plasterers' Local 89 :..'.' „ ,.  10.00
Technical Aid Society  .'„., _  11.36
South Vancouver Committee ..-..,  12.72
I. L. A. members, per C. Stein i....'.  17.4 &
Balance from Ladysmlth Committee  — 70
 ■— $67.17
By sale of post cards and Hteraturo I 3.80
Collection at meeting April 2 ,  _  18.76
Total from roll calls sent In  713.80
Roll calls collected at meeting April 3 - -. 100.90
Grand total receipts „ $1458.63
Advertising (signs, dodgers, otc.)  i $24.25
Customs duty „    3.1C
Telegrams    T...     3.68
Exchange on draft ($1000.00)  23.12
Stamps and registration  „.  v	
Office supplies  — — _	
Rope, tacks, etc -„ .~_". i.  _.....
Raffle tickets  » _	
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ftho Proletarian Soriet ftata If by
no moans underestimated Is ftuo-
Aftor a defeat, .tbo bourgeoisie
alwaya becomes discouraged and
eowardly. After a victory—an* it
le thus that tho bourgeoisie regards
tho admission of privato industry
to Soviet Russia—tt becomes Impudent and pickf tip lta courago for
now efforts, for now exploitation.
Thero Is no doubt that tbo now
privato ownera will begin to fool
their oats In Russia. Tho flrst form
of their new arrogance will bo a
sharpened exploitation of ths work*
ors ln private Industries.
Tho workers will have to resist
most emphatically.   But how?
Lot ue take a concrote case. In
a now Russian privato factory, tho
owner undertakes to exploit _lo
workors more severely. Ro dose
net observe the Soviot law* his
treaties with tho national offices
and with tho workon themsolves
("collective contraots"), ho doos
not provide tho prescribed snfo-
guards for labor, ho doos not on*
forco an eight-hour day. Tho
workors prepare to fight thoso encroachments. At first, they
protection from the Stato. Tho
authorities bring tho responsible
ownera boforo tho courts and punish them.
Several such court procedures
against owners havo already taken
placo in Russia, and will bo of
great interest for ovory Gorman
working man. In tho Russian Province of Vitebsk, a large numbor
of owners faced a grave accusation.
Tho trial showod that a number of
serious violations of the laws on
Labor protection had takon placo.
The eight-hour day was often exceeded; young workera were much
exploited. What was the decision
of the court? It sentenced several
owners to prison terms, others to
heavy flees, half of which sums
(went to the Volga famine sufferers
and half for the erection of vacation homes for the workers.
This example, taken from
large number of such cases, will
show the German worker most
clearly what is the difference between a Soviet state and a Democratic German Republic ruled by
Social-Democrats. In Russia, the
owners get jail' sentences from the
state for violations of the eight-
hour day; in Germany It Is the State
Itself which violates the eight-hour
day (as Is the case of the Labor
Time law for the railroads), and
leaves the workers to the mercy of
their employers.
But in the struggles against the
owner3 there will no doubt also be
cases in Russia (for instance, when
tho workers in the private industries make new wage demands) in
which the conflict will assume sharper forms, and tho support of the
State will no longer be sufficient,
nnd will make necessary an independent and militant action Of the
workers. What then? Shall the
workera then stand alone In their
struggle, in the privato Industries?
No, they will-have a powerful support ln tho trado unions. 	
New Tasks of tbo Trado Unions
Until recently, thore was a profound difference between Western
Europe and Soviet Russia both In
the content and in the objects of
the trade union struggle. After
tho November revolution, the old
purpose of the trade union movement, 1. e., economic class struggle for the workers, was no longer
valid. For the rule of tho bourgeoisie bad been eliminated, all industry nationalized, the private
owner deposed. Did tt follow that,
the trade 'unions from then on no
longer had any right to exist ln
Russia, and should be dissolved?
By no means. New times mean
new tasks. And lf there no longer
remained any private industry in
Russia, tho trade unions still had
the task of organizing the national
Industry and taking over the management of the entire economic
process, hand in hand with tho proletarian government apparatus.
And besides, the trade unions still
retained their old task of Labor
protection, of regulating wage
scales, etc., in which the trade
unions no longer functioned as opponents, but as functionaries,
Instruments, of the State.
Now that private capital Is being
resuscitated, the trade unions will
lose their government character
and recover their former slgnifl
cance for the most part. As tho
Russian trade unions are again
facing an exploiting class, a capitalist class, they will return to the
main task atlll assumed by the
trado union movement In capitalist
Europe; the organization and systematic guidance of the working
class agninst private owners. The
trade unions fn Russia will see to
it thnt not a single worker in any
private Industry will become a helpless, victim of capitalist exploitation. They will nlwnys aid the
workera with every means nt their
command in securing their demands. They will even carry out
strikes in private enterprises, If no
other remedy should be of avail.
The Russian trade unions therefore have tho same struggle to
wage today as have those In Ger
many. And yet there Is a mighty
difference between the two countries. In Germany, we behold
dictatorship of the bourgoolsle and
a persecution of alt trade union
class struggle (for Instance, In the
latest railroad strike). In Russia
the proletariat rules, and the battling trade unions will have the
most complete support of the State.
In Gormany, trade union leaders allied and co-operating with capital;
In Russia, trade union lenders are
actual functionaries of the revolutionary working class, and the trade
union organizations nre a school for
the training of a new industrial
proletariat.—Soviet Russia.
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'the ironist ln the Uct that the
"higher political protagonists of
•ur economic system habitually talk
In their public outpourings like Illiterate evangelists; while the
speeches of the wild Russian Bolshevik leaders so often read, ln
moderate statement and meticulous
analysis, like an editorial in some
such publication as the monthly
bulletin 0f the National City Bank.
Probably the point ls that our
bankers and the Soviet leaders
•like represent a world of actualities; while our unfortunate politicals represent a world of pure blather, The head of one of our larger flnanclal Institutions, after a
long conference with Messrs. Martens and Nuorteva, who were the
Soviet's trade representatives ln
the United States before Mr. Wilson's administration hurled them
from our shores, was chiefly Impressed by tht fact that these representatives of alien politics talk-
Ad like business men. Apparently
tuch a thing transcended his experience here.
Admirably in point Is a speech
by M. Chicherin, Russian Commissar for foreign affairs, on the
proposals for the Genoa conferenco
delivered before the all-Russian
central executive committee, Jan.
%%.   The executive committee, with
'its 200 members chosen from the
Central  Soviet,   is the  somewhat
unwieldy administrative council responsible under the Russian constitution for the conduot of the
1 government.   It is virtually of parliamentary proportions.   Under the.1     ima   p<m°y   (compromise   with
unrestrained dictatorship which, as Lewrd *° Sov,et Ru*ta> of Lloyd
we are repeatedly informed, domi-1 Qeor*e  **■*   temporarily  to  give
„-.*_-- ■_,...£.-■      *.. 'way to the military plans of the
rnising with new historical phenomena. To enter into agreement
with new historical forces in order
to dominate them—therein consists
the triumph of the traditional English art of government.
At the present time the representative of this English tradition
Is Lloyd George, with his pliability,
his sensitiveness to all surrounding
social and political forces, and his
skill In compromise.
1    This  policy   (compromise  with
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, we are repeatedly informed, domi-i
nates Russian policy, there would j
be no reason to suppose that the
foreign minister would find lt ne-
1 cessary to make more than a formal and superficial announcement
In respect to the problem of Genoa,
and to secure a blanket endorsement for the dictators. At best-
one would expect nothing more
than the evasions and platitudinous
generalities of a Lodge addressing
a committee of the Senate on some
new departure In foreign policy.
| But M. Chicherln's speech, as
printed in that admirable periodical, the London Labor Monthly, Is
the address of an exceptionally talented executive presenting an Important proposition before his
board of directors. With businesslike candor snd directness, above
all with a flne grasp of the larger
Implications of his subjeot, M. Chicherin gives a thoroughly dispassionate analysis of the whole international situation leading up to
Genoa; and by the time he concluded, his auditors most* have had
a very substantial education in foreign affairs.
What, for instance, could be
more admirable, than the following
quotation setting forth the British
| attitude? •
When I put before you for ratification our flrst peace treaty, the
I treaty with Esthonia, I referred
then to the sharp divergence of Interests between England and
France, both in relation to the Baltic States, and with respect to Soviet Russia. On the banks of the
Thames, I said, flourishes the finest
j flower of the art of government.
There you will find concentrated al]
the acumen, all the political -sa§a-
Iclty of the capitalist world. The
governmental circles of England
know well how to look ahead, and
possess a flne flair for the appearance of new historical forces. The
English go *ernlng tradition consists
In the obr _. /ance of the succession
| of historical events and ln compro
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extreme chauvenist circles repre
sented by Churchill, Their object
was to establish on the ruins of
Soviet Russia a naked dictatorship
of the Entente, relying on the big
banks, by means of which conquered Russia would be converted into
a colonial oountry. But no sooner
was tho failure of Denikin apparent than Lloyd Goorge, at the autumn banquet of the Lord Mayor
of London in 1919, delivered an
historic speech on the necessity for
coming to terms with the Soviet
The arrival of Krassln in London marked the beginning of a new
period in our relations with England and in our international relations In general. Lloyd George's
motto, "Peace and trade"—once
the motto of the great majority' of
business Interests ln England and
even of the Labor organizations—
was also our motto.
With equal dispassionateness M,
Chicherin then takes up the sltu-
: atlon in France, In Italy and In the
; United States, as affecting Russian
relations. His analysis of the
muddle In America showa an acquaintance with Intimate American politics that probably few of
i our publicists could match. In the
course of his discussion of American policy, he brings out the contrast between the Instant enlistment of American sympathy for
generous relief measures In the
matter of the Russian famine, and
the stubborn failure of American
leaders ln business and politics to
show towards Russia any sense of
reality. Plainly M. Chicherin believes that in the naturo of events
BrlHsh policy offers Inevitably the
best hope for Russia today, largely
because British statesmanship
shows such a persistent sense of
political realities.
One need not care a paper rouble
for or against Communism In order
[to appreciate this sort of exposition.
I Clearly the tenacity of the prosent
Russian leadership against almost
Insuperable odds is explicable on
the ground of Intelligence. It Is a
difficult matter to overthrow intelligence, especially in a world where,
in political circles at least, it.is
such a rarity. Americans who have
the good fortune to light upon a
copy of this address will read It
with, a feeling of humiliation and
envy. The inevitable query will
arise, Why can we not have from
our political executives utterances
of such clarity and comprehensiveness? Possibly tho answer fs that
to speak well, a person must have
something to say.—The Freeman.
Desire to Get Oil Concessions Determines
I Standard Oil Seeking a
Shrare of Caspian Oil
[By Laurence Todd]
(Federated Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington—Indications of a desire to get aboard the British bandwagon, before the Russian and
Turkish oil concessions are all delivered to the British oil combine,
were exhibited al the White House
following a cabinet meeting. In
carefully chosen language the administration "permitted lt to be
known" that the Harding adminiatration is not backing the Fren._
government in the Genoa game; but
is prepared to claim that the Lloyd
George programme ls precisely
what Washington has desired all
Senator Borah, with his embarrassing demands upon Secretary of
State Hughes for an accounting as
to the $187,000 loaned to Boris
Bakmetiev, the comic-opera "Russian ambassador," Is credited with
having forced this declaration as
to where the administration, now
Hughes has not yet officially recognized Borah's questions as being entitled to his notice, yet he is
quite aware that the public will insist upon an answer to them. If he
I sends them to Bakmetiev, who is a
'continual affront to the dignity of
the actual diplomats here, he miy
. be asked by some other senator to
I deliver equally embarrassing questions to the British or the Japanese
ambassador. That would lead to
[complications. Hughes' only ready
escape from the dilemma planned
by Borah ls to have Bakmetiev quit
playing diplomat and disappear.
Harding and Hughes and Hoover
when they reviewed tho Genoa situation in the cabinet session, had
the 20 Borah questions ln mind.
If they dropped thc Bakmetiev
game and told the public that they
were In full sympathy with what
was being worked out at Genoa,
perhaps they could induce the Idaho senator to stop talking about
Bakmetiev's lack of credentials,
his amazing Jugglery of loans, his
connection with Semenov, and his
unwillingness to tell what he knows
about the Kolchak Intrigue. For
what Borah ls driving at Is the anti-
Russian policy of the past and present administrations,
Harding is not ready to make the
bold statement that he likes the
proposed European agreement to
give de jure recognition to ^Moscow,
OU meu in the capital wondered,
after the White House announced
its harmony with the course of developments at Genoa, whether
[Standard1 Oil had finally made Its
bargain with the Russians, in competition with the arrangements
Which its giant rival, tho Royal
Dutch Shell Co, hae made, or Is
making with Moscow. They believed that as soon as Standard Oil
hae secured Its share of the petroleum of Russia and the Caspian region, the Harding administration
will be willing to talk of recognition of the Russian workers' republic, i
»■«"»'■_ ii t.-»i«i.».i
[By P. Thompson]
OBT of us have been Identi
fled with the Socialist movement for any length of
time are only too painfully familiar with the men who, while professing an acceptance of the Socialist case, ls not propared to do anything to bring the Co-operative
Commonwealth into existence—except talk about it.
We are acquainted, too, with
those peculiar types who will give
a good deal of time and energy to
the propaganda of Socialism—so
long as there is no immediate danger of Its coming about. Let a
crisis arise in the Industrial world,
or lf any sign or revolt among the
masses be noticed, and they will
do everything In their power *-0
damp down the enthusiasm which'
may arise, by pointing out that tlie
time is not ripe. Or, that there Is
no possibility of the workers succeeding in thoir struggle against
But of all the varieties of Intellectual freakishness whicb abound
there is none more desolating—or
more despicable—than that human
horror; that monstrous manifestation of mental malformation—the
Maniacal Marxist,
Like the poor, he Is ever present
with us, and his voice la to be heard
—particularly in moments of severe
crisis, when danger threatens, and
no Communist's liberty fs safe-
raised in crabbed and cretaceous'
criticism,  pointing out  the errors
tself obnoxious to the propertied
'class—such as Larkin or Debs or
Haywood—and their faces will become distorted with rage, and in
the accents of bellowing insanity,
with foam upon their lips and saliva dripping from their mouths, they
1 will tell us how those monsters of
reformism and confusion have
"sold" the working class.
Sometimes these babbling blatherskites will condescend to hold a
meeting of their own—providing,
of course, they procure police permission—because lt would not, he
scientific to defy the law (as free
speech Is only a "reform")—and at
these greasy gatherings the working class, or that fraction of them
who are curious enough to stand
and listen ,are let Into the secret
of how tbeir emancipation can be
won. The speaker, after a masterly survey of the industrial and
political situation—In which the
phrases, "working class" and "mas- j
ter class" are used about five hun-
dred times, and tho word "boose-
wazzee" is given so much work to
do that it almost collapses under
the strain—then proceeds to explain, ln tones of a troglodyte suffering from lumbago, and with an
air of Inane infallibility—that the
party he represents ls the ONLT
Socialist party, and all other so-
called Socialist parties are comprised of fakirs, frauds and betrayers of the working class.
Or let the name of Arthur McManus, Jackson, Stewart, Gallacber
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......      .  ...    __..,..._  —ttnta, jacKson, »tewart, Qallache:
«""?;sm,  pointing out  the errors 0_
and follies of those who are giving ,_„ •
Er1..""'' 1_n™-,"U? sickly sneer, and we shall hear how
these tricksters and opportunists
have   sold   themselves,   body   and
struggle, and emitting embittered
volumes of venomous vituptratlon
i of those who believe in fighting the
(class struggle—not talking about
It round the fire.
These mentally massacred misfits aro to be found on the edge of
every crowd, wearing an expression
| of snobbish superiority upon their
scientific chivvies, and occasionally sniping at the Communist speaker, especially if he happens to be
I a young comrade who Ib so lacking
In a knowledge of the "scientific"
i position as to use the word "labor"
Instead of the more subtle one of
"labor powor."
Zt is a weird spectacle to watch
these self-appointed prophets and
priests of "Scientific" Marxism,
with ponderous pertinacity and
expressions of profound sagacity,
explaining that Lenin is not a
Marxist, never understood Marx,,
and has come to grief accordingly.
The very mention of the term Bol-j
'shevism sets them all agog with
egrogious excitement, and thejr Up
will curl with .scorn, their eyes
glare balefully, and the blood rush
to their faces, as wlth.frnziefl gesture, and slavering mouth they dia-
I loot upon the awful Ignorance of
the Bolsheviki in regard to a knowledge of the "position" (historically and scientifically). They will
show how impossible It fs for the
revolution to be successfully accomplished In a country that has
not yet passed through Its appointed period of beloved capitalism;
and, with an outrageous assumption of superior wisdom—which
sits upon them like a silk hat upon
the head of a rag picker—will proceed to demonstrate how the revolution was no revolution at all, but
merely a change from one form of
society to another!
To really rouse these knowing
ones, it is only necessary to mention the name of some revolutionary agitator who ho* made Wm-
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been adjourned for about a wjeek,
during which time the union members will attend the annual convention of tho Pennsylvania gtatc
Federation of Labor.
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district president in West Virginia, United Mine Workers of
America, has been Indicted with
over 100 other miners on charges
brought by tho state in connection with the march of
union miners into non-union
Legan County in August,
1821. Blizzard Is on trial now
in Charles Town, where John
Brown was tried and hanged in
1859, charged, like Blizzard,
with treason.
soul, to the Labor Party, and handed the working class over to the
j tender mercies of the capitalists.
Any poor Dubb who ls so rash as
to question tho political and social
Omnipotence of the High Priest of
Scientific Marxism, Is soon shown
that no matter how intelligent and
honest he may have imagined to
be till that moment, he ls so full of
abysmal stupidity and downright
■dishonesty that there is practically
no hope for him thii; side of the
grave. He Is made the target of
foul insinuation, and held up aB an
example of idiocy to the awe-
stricken beholders, and generally
retires covered with confusion and
with a fixed determination never
to go near a Socialist meeting again
as long as lives.
Such is the scientific, pure, unconditional and undeluded "Marx-
Ian" Socialist.
Many of these afflicted ones are
painfully sincere—and painfully
stupid. They are cross-grained
and erosfi-brained, Ill-conditioned
and ill-informed, narrow, morbid,
stiff jointed and squint-eyed, in the
Intellectual sense, of course.
A few are arrant knaves, as dishonest as they are dogmatlc.and aa
blackguardly as they are brainless
and back boneless.
One and all they constitute a
nuisance to the revolutionary
cause, because they confuse the
minds of those who did not understand the working olass movement;
still further, they waste the tiijie of
those who have serious work to do;'
and by blethering and bleating over
small points of academic theory,
they mako the understanding of
Marxism an Impossibility to the beginner.    ■
Their Incredible, miserable and
jaundiced outlook is reflected In the
classic Instance of one of their
backsliding brethren who, as Is the
wont of some of us who are "human, all too human," strayed so
far from the straight path of scientific progress as to actually wander
into a music hall and forgot for a
few fleeting hours that great question of where the "point of production" really is, and swooned away
Into Dixieland under the soothing
strains of "Take me back, back
where the write-eyed Kafilrg grow."
This lamentable lapse being re-
ported to the Father Confessor, the
august one disgustedly declared;
"There you are, sabotaging the
working class movement again."
Can you beat it, outside of a
lunatic asylum?
There are freaks enough In the
movement, heaven knows—the beer
and Blllard Bolshevik, the revolutionary dart thrower, the spltoon
agitator, the defeatist, the retreat-
lst, and the Inveterate donothinga-
rian, all the breed of carpers and
chatterers who are ready for anything except the thing that matters, viz., the ceaseless waging of
the class struggle—not on paper,
or In the pub., but everywhero and
at every point where occasion demands. But the most hurtful and
hateful, the most odious and obnoxious of all the band of snufflerers
end stinking snohcrats who batten
upon our movoment are the serpents of "scientific" Socialism, who
smear their sllmo across the path
of the proletariat, those—to vary
the simile—semi-demented dem.-
' gods, who piay upon their outworn
1 instruments of academic theory
and doctrinal sectarianism, while
civilization Is burning, and men
and women perishing in millions,
and who, whilst the class struggle
ls raging around them in all its
fury and ferocity, are prepared to
wreck the whole International
movement over the int.ernrfili.tlnt''
from tbe depths of brave, from Bussia comes tliis most
. terrible of cries
Will You Answer?
The next two months will be the most crucial. Every day
B0,000 die of starvation! Beports coming from Russia paint
pitiful pictures. Here—the dying are eating their dead, there-
mothers are drowning their children to silence thetr heartrending cries for bread. The Russian steppes are literally
covered with skeletons, the wasted bodies the prey of wolves.
How many more shall die before VOU act?
WiU You Sign the Roll Call?
Immense cargoes of food MUST be shipped AT ONCE to save
the starving, ir the powers of the world would grant Soviet
Russia credit and re-establish trade with her. ahe could help
herself In this awful crisis. Until credit is eitended YOU MUST
HELP. And If you have helped before, then you muet help
again and still again! Those who help now will have aided
Soviet Russia In her DIREST NEED,
Sign the Roil Call! Give!!
The food your money will buy will carry with It the ROLL
CALL BOOK, in which YOUR name MUST appear. .Your
signature in this book will mark .a permanent record of your'
true friendship for Soviet Russia. Deposited In ihe archives of
Soviet Russia, the Roll Call Book will constitute a document
treasured by International Labor and its sympathizers. _
201 West l&th Btreet, New Tork Oity
Endorsed by the Central Labor Councils of Chicago, Detroit,
Seattle, Taeoma, Toronto, Montreal, Portland, Trenton, Allnnea-
polis, Denver, Ogden, Mansfield, Richmond, Washington, Hartford, Bingham ton, Rockford, San Diego, St. Paul, Belleville,
Brockton, Los Angeles, and by hundreds of local unions and
other unions and other workers' organizations.
Its officials are: Advisory Committoe—Wm. SS, Foster, Elmer
T. Allison, Ludwig Lore, Edgar Owens, Max Eastman, Prof. H,
W. L. Dana, Marguerite Prevey, Jay G. Brown, Rose Pastor
Stokes, Hulet M. Wells, Wm, F. Dunn, J. Louis Engdahl, Dennis
E. Batt, Alice Riggs Hunt, Capt. Paxton HIbben, Charles Baker,
J. O. Bentall, Robert Minor, Jack Carney, Mary Heaton Vorse;
Ella Reeve Bloor, Albert Rhys Williams, Elizabeth G. Flynn.
It Is ln your hands whether from Russia shall come the cry
of Joy and laughter this Spring or the terrible silence of %
million grave-yards.
Sign upl Prove your sympathy for Soviet Russia by helping
to succor Its starving millions I Prove that you stand for
"Hands Off"—except to help! For this great workers* experiment may yet make the dream of all of us come true!
201 West 13th Street, New York City
Uy contribution tor famine reliof In Soviet Russin  Is
$. , which sum la herewith enclosed.    Please
Insert this coupon with my signature in the HOW, CALL,
BOOK registering me as a friend of Soviet Russia in the
hour of her greatest need,
Street Address .
O. Federatlonist)
Write to the Friends of Soviet Russia for a page out of tho
localiS" BWk Mi Se°Ure S""",tUres and ™*>'--lbuUo_s in your


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