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Points Out Labor Movement
Has Made Big
Urges Workers to Support
the Union
Organizer Hea Last, of the Journeymen Barbers International Union
of America, made an eloquent appeal
at the Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council meeting on Tuesday night for
the working class press.
In opening his address, he stated
that he was glad to convey the fraternal greetings of his organization to
the Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council, and that he had been able to
settle some difllclutlea which had
cropped up in a local shop, not by his
own abilities, but because the men ln
the shop were willing to walk out together if the terms of the agreement
were not lived up to. He also stated
that while in town ho had heard of
many instances where the members of
organized labor had aided the barbers
local union, and thanked tho organized workers for the assistance rendered.
Referring to the growth of the Labor movement on tho American continent, he pointed out that in 1881 there
were Iosb than fifty thousand members afflliated with the A. F. of L.,
but that in the years between 1914
and 1921, the membership had increased from two millions to close on
four millions and a half. This growth
of the Labor movement, he stated, was
the reason for the declaration of the
New England employers' war on the
organized workers, under the guise of
the American plan and open shop
cries, which were supposed to be patriotic, but he -pointed out that it was
a matter of dollars and cents with the
employers, and not patriotism.
Referring to the Labor press, he
urged the workers to seek to establish a dally Labor press bureau, so that
the facta could be given to the workers. This appeal was met with hearty
applause. He scored the dally press,
Which he stated Ignored the achievements of Labor, but heralded all "Labor troubles,"
Taking up the question of the union
label, he cited a case where a member of his own organization, while
boosting his own label, had ignored
the labels of other trades, and who on
Investigation was proven to have only
one label on his clothing. He urged
all workers to demand the union label
on whatever they purchase.
Referring to those whro do not
think that the Labor movement moves
fast enough, he stated that it was not
the fault of the organizations, but of
the members, and that the movement
rests with itB members, and if they
would become interested It would
move much faster.
At the conclusion of his address,
Organiser Last was greeted with a
round of applause, and while his remarks were couched in moderate language, the delegates realized that the
speaker was well versed in the working class movement, and had a deal
more under his hat than he gave out.
F. L P.
Aim to Put Pettipiece at
Head of Poll on
Seoklng to place Aid. Pettlplece at
the head of the poll on Wednesday,
the 13th, the Federated Labor Party
will hold a rally on Saturday evening
at tho I. 0. O. F. hall, Seventh Avonue
and Main Street. Short#iddroasos will
be delivered by J. S. Woodsworth, M.
P. for Centre Winnipeg, and Alderman
The prdgramme outside of speeches,
will Include refreshments and dancing.
The doors will be open at 7:30 p.m.,
and the proceedings started promptly
at 8 o'clock. Dancing will be Indulged
ln from 9 to 12. A collection ln aid
df the campaign fund will also be
taken, and all active workers are requested to attend this gathering and
aid In electing Labor's alderman.
On Sunday evening, School Trustee
Angus Mclnnis and T. Richardson,
will be the speakers at the F. L. P.
hall, 148 Cordwa Street West.
Last Sunday, the speaker was J. S.
Woodsworth, M. P. The hall was
filled to capacity when the speaker
took the platform. In opening, Comrade Woodsworth said that lt had occurred to him, that having covered
Canada from Nova Scotia to the coast
on the Paelfle, and all the important
centres of population that it would be
a good idea to give his Impressions of
what he had seen, with a brief review.
He held his audience for upwards of
an hour, and at the close there was a
very Interesting discussion, and the
address was no doubt a great stimulus
to the work of the organization.
All members of the party and those
having the Intorests of the workers at
heart, are requested to give in their
names to the party for service In the
civic election campaign,
One dollar and fifty cents is the cost
for a six months' subscription to Tho
Injunction Is Given Employ-
I     ers Against the U.
\ JtW.ofA.
Is stated in The Federatlonist last
k, the miners of the Edmonton
% let have ceased work, owing to
t iS \et that the mine operators have
r\ r: d to negotiate with the officials
ot District 18 of the United Mine
Workers of America.
Vice-President Ryan, who has been
arrested along with five others, for
strike activities, Bays that the men at
Cardiff are organized 100 per cent,
and are all out in spite of the newspaper stories to the effect that the
mines are still working.
The officials of the men have made
every endeavor to meet the mine operators, but all attempts have failed,
and it for this reason that the miners
quit - work.
The arrest of Vice-President Ryan
and five others, has caused wide-
sperad uneasiness in the ranks of Alberta's organized workers, and wires
have been sent to Ottawa protesting
against the use of tho police, while
Minister of Labor Murdock vents his
spleen on the miners by "referring to
their lawless acts."
Injunctions against strikers have
been looked upon as purely American,
but late advices state that an injunction has been secured by the employers against the United Mine Workers
taking any further activity in organizing the strike.
Premier Oliver Passes the
Buck Back to
R. H. Neelands Also Has a
fling at Present
On Nov. 30, Sam Outhrie, Socialist
member for Newcastle, in the Provincial House, moved that the Legislature
resolve itself into a committee of the
whole, to consider the question of
State Health Insurance, with the object of appointing a special committee
to bring in legislation bfore the close
of the session.
On Dec. 14, Premier Oliver, hy
amendment to Outhrle's motion, passed the buck to Ottawa. His amendment being a pious expression of opinion, and asking Ottawa to act, and the
House supported the premier's amendment, after the minister of mines,
Hon. Mr. Sloan, member for Nanalmo,
had come to the aid of the premier.
He spoke at length, and summed up
as follows:
The people were becoming educated
to the value of insurance, legitimate
Insurance, in aU practical forms. The
minister thought that action should be
taken, but that the move should come
from the Dominion and that the House
would be well advised to support the
amendment In order that the resolu
tien may go forward to the Ottawa
government with the full weight of
the Legislature behind It.
On Dec. 5, Sam Outhrie, speaking
to his motion, stated that Inasmuch as
the Province had passed legislation
dealing with Workmon'a Compensation, mothers' pensions, etc., the question of that Insurance was one which
might properly receivo tho consideration of the Legislature. Ho also
pointed out that, according to a statement of tho chairman of tho Compensation Board, over 40 por cent, of
claims for compensation by workmen
were found not to be compensable,
and no provision by way of insurance
covered such cases. In view of these
facts, he urged support of his motion.
Harry Neelands, Labor momber for
South Vancouver, contended that he
could not see why the government
should not agree to go Into committee
to discuss the question. Many organizations, he claimed, realized the value
of such legislation and In the absence
of anything on the statuto books, had
been compelled to Invoke measures of
their own. There was considerable
merit to the proposal of the member
for Newcastle which warranted more
serious consideration than had been
given lt.
On the vote, five Independents,
Messrs. Burde, Uphill, Neelands,
Hanes and Outhrle and Canon Hlnchllffe, Conservative, voted for the original motion, while the remainder of
the Conservatives and the whole of
the Liberal members voted for the
amendment, which carried by a vote
of 40 to B, Canon Hlnchllffe switching his vote on the second division ln
support of the government's amendment.
Seattle—Martin Flyzlk has been reelected president of District No. 10,
United Mine Workers, and H. J. All-
aopp secrotary. Tho oloctlons come as
the result of unopposed nominations.
Sam Caddy, district exocutive board
membor, ls being opposed for re-election. Flyzlk and Allsopp were olected
earlier-In the year when former President Ben Farrlmond and former
Secretary Ernest Newsham were recalled,
Candidates for Civic Positions ANOTHER MINERS'
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Reply to Trades Council Questions
Central Labor Body Held Interesting Meeting on Tuesday Evening—Backs Up Endorsation of Alderman Pettipiece with  Cash Donation—Striking Railroad
Shopmen Receive Support of Central Labor Body
FOLLOWING the endorsation of the candidature of Alderman R. P. Pettipiece at the previous meeting of the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, it was decided at the last meeting held on Tuesday
evening, to donate $25 towards his campaign fund. This action was recommended by the executive,
and received the unanimous endorsation of the council.
Replies to the questionaire sent out by the coun cil to all candidates for civic lionors were received
and read to the council, and while all candidates did not send in their replies in time for the meeting,
the executive was instructed to see that all replies received were tabulated and published in The Federationist.
Alderman Pettipiece, who is the official candidate of the Federated Labor Party, and has received the
endorsation of the Trades and Labor Council and   many local unions, replied in the affirmative to all
questions.   The answers of the other candidates are as follows:
Question No. 1.   Are you In favor°of wages paid to all civic employees?''unskilled  labor,  which   1*- think   too
Mayor Tisdall—Yes.
J. J. McRae—As to hours, yes.   As
to wages, good pay based on prevailing rate of wages for similar work.
L. D. Taylor—Yes.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—Yes, except for
of the abolition of property, qualifications for all municipal and civic offices?
Mayor Tisdall—No.
J. J. McRae—Present property
qualifications are not proving satisfactory, yet some safeguard against
irrcsponsibles is desirable.
L. D. Taylor—Yes.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—No,
John Bennett—No.
JameB Conley—Yes.
Geo. W. Morrow—Consider mayor
and aldermen should have property
qualification or equivalent interest.
F. P. Rogers—No.
Question No. 2. Are you In favor
of the Insertion of a clause ln all contracts let by the city, covering the
eight-hour day and the forty-four-
hour week, and the union rate of
wages ?
Mayor Tlsdall—Yes.      '
J. J. McRae—I am ln favor of the
eight-hour day and forty-four-hour
L. D. Taylor—Yes.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—Yes, as to hours;
as to wages for unskilled labor, think
50c per hour fair.
John Bennett—Yes.
Jamea Conley—Yes.
Geo. W. Morrow—Yes, In so far
as outside work Ib concerned, with
current rate of wages.
F. P. Rogers—Yes.
Question No. 3. Are you ln favor of
all civic work being done by day labor,
and the abolition of contract work
wherever possible?
Mayor Tisdall—Yes:
J. J. McRae—As trustee for public
funds, I must have regard for value
L. D. Taylor—Yes, where lt is shown
that a saving can be made, or that
there is no Increase of cost.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—Yes, under any
ordinary circumstances.
John Bennett—I would judge each
case on its merits.
James Conley—Yes.
Geo. W. Morrow—Where possible
and practicable.
F. P. Rogers—No.
Question No. 4. Are you In favor
of the eight-hour day and the forty-
four-hour week, with the union rate
A. J.
Sheet Metal Worker's Conditions Fair, States
A. J. Crawford, geuovnl organizer
for the Amalgamated Sheet Metal
Workers International Alliance of
America, who was, until accepting the
position he now holds, president of
tho Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council, and an active worker In local
Labor circles ,htis Bpetu a fow duys in
Vancouver recently.
Speaking of conditions «ia thoy affect the members of hla craft from
Montreal to tho coaat, he states thnt
thoy are fair .nnd that the Shoot Metal
Workers are receiving from SO cents
to a dollar per hour,
Referring to local conditions, Bro.
Crawford said thai tiny v*rc fair,
with but a few men out o_ work. Organizer Crawford will .oe on tho coast
for some little time ln thd interests of
his organization, and will visit many
Tho local shoet metal worker*, will
take an activo part in tho Metal
Trades dance, to be held nt the Alexandra Dancing Pavilion, on Dec. 16,
which will be staged by the Labor
Council Label committee of the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council.
Boston—The following wire to the
United States Political Prisoners Defence committeo, Mexico City, was ordered sent by a local meeting for politicals: "Salute memory of Martyr Rl-
cardo Floros Magon, diod in Loaven-
worth prison. Remembor our political prisoners."
St. Louis—The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has boen serving aa a megaphone for the Illinois Chambor of
Commerce ln a cry for the blood of
the union minors Indicted in connection with the Herrin mine war. On
Nov. 24 the Post doclared editorially:
"Ab If not enough crimes havo boon
committed In tho name of tho law,
the defense ln tho Horrln masBacre
caso, on trial at Marlon, III., seems
trying to legalize that slaughter. Veniremen, questioned to ascertain lf they
are qualified to sorvo as Jurors, are
asked whether they have opinions as
to the 'lawfulness' or 'unlawfulness'
of the murder,"
Only Official Labor Candidate for Al*
derman in the Civic elections, endorsed by Vancouver Tradea and
Labor Council and many unions.
Has Property but Technicality Puts His Nomination Out
FOR years organized Labor haa advocated the abolition of the property qualification for tho holding of
public ofllce. That tills restriction
works againat the workers has been
well emphasized this week. W. J,
Downle wns nominated by tho Federated Labor Party to run for School
trustee. He has property under an
agreement of sale. The value of this
property ls $4600. He only owes $250
on it, but when his papers were submitted on Wednesday, ho was disqualified, while others who had not
tlie snmo equity in property were
Aldermnn Pettlplece, who is tlio
nominee of the Federated Labor Party
for re-election, lias on hla platform
the following:
During the yenr thc representative.) of the Federated Lnbor Party
will strive to aecure the abolition of
property qualification for municipal
ofllce, thiiH extending the principle
already adopted in provincial und
federal elections.
The moral should ix- obvloua, but
-■nipliiiK.M on this wlU not hurt:
It ls, VOTE LABOR, and voto "No.
1" for Pettlplece.
Prizes for the Youngsters
The educational committoe of the
Workors Party of Canada announces
that throe prizes are being offered for
the bost essays, to be written by children of 14 years of age or under, on
the subject of: "Why the Workers
Should Own and Operate Industry."
The rules aro as follows: No essay
muat be more than 200 words in
length, and not under 100. Each
competitor must compose and write
hla or her essay; all entrlos must be
sent to 303 Pender Street West, on or
boforo Dec. 16. Prizes will bo awarded at the masquorade dance, to be
hold un Saturday, Doc. 23, at tho party
headquarters, 303 Pendor Streot West.
John Bennett—Yes.
Jamea Conley—Yes,
Geo, W. Morrow—Yes.
F. P. Rogers—Yes.
Question No. 6. Are you in favor
of giving preference in the awarding
of contracts to firms that recognize
the right of "collective bargaining" to
their employees?
Mayor Tisdall—Yes.
J. J. McRae—I am in favor of collective bargaining.
•   L. D. Taylor—Yea.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—Certainly.
John Bennett—Yes.
James Conley—Yes.
Geo. W. Morrow—Yes, everything
else being equal.
F. P. Rogers—Yes.
Question No. 6. Will you, If elected,
do your utmost towards the installation of more comfort stations in this
Mayor TiBdall—Yes.
J. J. McRae—Yes.
L. D. Taylor—Yes.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—Yes.
John Bennett—Yes.
James Conley—Yes.
Geo. W. Morrow—Yes, positively.
F. P. Rogers—Yes.
Question No. 7. Are you in favor
of the abolition of the garbage tax?
Mayor Tisdall—Yes, if after trial, it
Is proved to be unsatisfactory.
J. J. McRae—Yea.
L, D. Taylor—Yes.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—Yes, never favored it.
John Bennett—Yes,
James Conltfy— Yes.
Geo. W. Morrow-—Yes, positively,
F. P. Rogers—Yes.
Question No. 8. Are you In favor of
a municipal-owned hydro-electric
Mayor Tisdall—Yes.
J. J. McRae—Yes.
L. D. Taylor—Yes.
Aid. T. H. Tracy—Certainly; have
done all I could to properly Investigate the matter. I thoroughly realize
the advantages of cheap power, Instead of low wages in promoting manufactures and making work.
(Continued -n page 4)
Mm Borland a Candidato
Mrs. Andrew Borland, who during
and following tho war period, worked
very hard In the Interests of tho soldiors' wives nnd dependents, Is running for a place on the aldormanic
board in the civic oloctlons. Sho Is receiving much support from soldiers
and Lnbor mon. Post offico workmon
will remember the pnrt sho playod In
their atriko. •»••
Dr. Curry's Lectures
Tho next ecturo by Dr, Curry will be
given on Thursday, Doc. 14, ln the W.
P. hall, Pender Stroot West, at 8 p.m.
His subjeot will be: "Where, When
and How Life Began,"
Sam  Guthrie Points  Out
That Asiatics Hurting Employers
The old political football, the Oriental question, haB beon discussed In
the House during the past weok. On
Nov. 21, I. A, Mackenzie Introduced a
lengthy resolution on this queatlon,
and on Doc. 5 tho debate was resumed. Sam Guthrie, speaking to the resolution, statod: Thla question is one
which, to my mind, has taken up far
too much of tho timo of thla Houso
this session. It seems to mo that this
is being played up by the Liberal nnd
Conservative parties, solely for political purpoaoa.
Some years ago, when tho workera
of thla Province, wisely or unwisely,
attempted to got rid of tho Oriental,
they received but scant consideration
from the business claas. Now it la a
different story. Tho Orientals were not
content to bo hewers of wood and
drawers of wator, hnving gono into
buainess on Govornment Street, Victoria, and on Granvillo Street, Vancouver. Henco tho bualneaa people are
bringing presauro to boar on the two
old parties.
The Liberal Party in 1916, promised
to the peoplo of the Provinco, total
oxclualon of Orlontnla. Now we aro
told this question la aololy within the
Jurisdiction of tho Ottawn govornment.
It sooma to me this promise was made
solely for the purposo of obtaining
tho votes of tho peoplo.
In tho mines at Cumberland, wo find
thoro is a greater number of Orientals
working thore thnn In 1916, bo you
will not be aurprlacd, Mr. Speaker, If
I again say that I doubt tho alncorlty
of my Liberal friends. Whnt do wo, as
workera* representatives, any regarding thla question? We say this, thnt
the Oriontal Ih not responsible for our
mlaory. In Grent Britain, whoro wo
seldom hoo Orlontnla, wo find condltlona Juat aa bnd for tho workers as ln
British Columbia. Wo say, furthor,
that It ts tho capitalist system, thnt la
tho privato ownership of tho things
without which wo ennnot livo, thnt la
roaponalblo for tho poverty, misery
and dogrndntlon of many of the people
of this Province.
Be euro to notify tho post offlce as
soon as you change your address,
Miners9 Official Says Men
Will Not Submit to
Wage Cut
Philadelphia—"Whether there will
be another strike In the coal mining
Industry next year is a question that
no man can answer today," Ellis
Searles, editor United Mine Workera
Journal, told the Business Science
Club of Philadelphia Nov. 24. "But I
can say that the miners will not submit to any reduction ln their wages,*
he continued, "nor will they permit
the coal operators to take away from
them any of the conditions of employ*
ment which have have won after so
many years of struggle, hardship and
If there are in this country who anticipate lower wages for coal miners
next year they may aa well abandon
that anticipation. The miners are not
asking for any universal increase In
wages In the bituminous fields, but the
anthracite workers have asked, are
asking and will continue to demand
increased wages until their wagos art
brought to the level where they belong and where justice requires that
they be placed."
New Tork Mayor Orders
Them to Be Treated
as Reds
A Disclaimer
George H. Hardy, business agent of
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and joiners, wishes it to be known In
the ranks of organized Labor, that he
is not the George Hardy who signed
the nomination papers of Alderman
Parson Member for Victoria
Does Not Like
Guthrie and Neelands Support the Socialist
All "canons" are not big guns," although they may, like an old blunderbuss, make a big noise. One Canon,
however, received front page headlines last Saturday. He, like many
other people, who have not yet recognized the difference between a canon
and a big gun, felt lt to be his duty tt
haise the "red terror,"
It appears that some time ago, a
red, to wit, the Labor member for
Centre Winnipeg, addressed the students, or at least that part of the
students attending the University of
B. C. who are seeking the truth on
Socialism, This was resented by some
of our "best people," who send their
sons and daughters to be educated,
providing they are not educated and
taught the truth aB to the position of
the working claaa, the result was, that
In the Provincial House, the canon
referred to, made an explosion.
Referring to the "red teachings" In
the university, Canon Hlnchcliffe, Con
servative member for Victoria, pointed
out that Socialism had already permeated tho university, and that J. 8.
Woodsworth, M. P., had addressed the
Studenta Socialist Society.
Snm Guthrie, Socinlist member for
Newcastle, suggeatcd that the curricu
lum of tho university should contain a
courso in Socialism. In spite of tho
canon's aversion to Socialism, he
even suggested that tho students nt
universities would not display as
much ignorance In Inter life, and that
even mombers of thc Provincial Houi
would bo hotter prepared to deal with
Socialism If they know something
about It. He nlso stated that he wns
glad to know that the students were
Intelligent enough to study Socialism.
To add to tho misery of tho already
"tortured house," it. H. Neelanda, AT
L. A. for South Vancouvor, informed
tho Houso that J. H. Woodsworth was
a grndunto of Oxford University, with
a post grndunto courno In Germany,
and evon suggested lhat ho could compare with any member of tho House
ln Intelligence.
Whnt tho feelings of the membors
who have graduated on a farm and
becomo aclf-mado mon, and who do
not know whether Socialism la something to eat or not, thought of thla,
record doea not ahow, but It Is recorded that In spito of tho roar of tht
"canon," the two Labor members from
South Vancouvor and Newcastle, wore
preaching tho gospol of tho workera
on Sunday Inst In Nanalmo.
H.  L.
Ilulldlng Permits
Nov.  30—172  Alexander St.
McBenth, foundry,  $2000.
Dec. t—1646-47 14th Avo. W., Jas.
Kelly, dwelling, $6000; 3111 Victoria
Drive, W. Lamontlne, dwelling, $1260;
3680—llth Avo. W., A. W, Pemberton, dwelling, $2500; 2762—10th Ave.
W., Glover Lloyd, $2500; 2603 Dun-
das, It. Brock, dwelling, $3000.
Open Forum
A subjoct which ahould bo of apoclnl
Intercut to women will be dealt with
nt tbo open forum on Sunday afternoon, nt 3 p.m. Tho spoakor will be
Miss Johns, of tho department of
nursing of thc University of B. C.
Her subject will bo; "Women's Influence In Community Life."
Civil liberties Union Calk
for Prosecution of
Law Evaders
[By Harry Godfrey}
(Federated Preaa Corr-spomfeat)
New Tork—Although in all lha
years of hysteria and radical-bolting
since 1917 It has not boen proved that
any so-called "red" ever threw a bomh
In New Tork, Mayor Hylan hae taken
lt upon himself, ln a telegram from
Frenoh Lick Springs, Ind., to Instruct
Police Commissioner Enrlght to treat
Ku Kluxers In New Tork "aa you
would the reds and bomb-throwers."
Aside from this characterlatle hit ot
bombast the mayor's telegram seems
to have evoked no fear among;, the Ku
Klux organizers hero. About the
worst they probably expect from the
city administration Is being elassed
with the "reds" against Jews and Catholics and Negroes. They—the Ku
Kluxers, are going right on organising here. They have opened headquarters in the Hotel Hermitage, under the direction of the Rise. Oscar
Haywood of Cavalry Baptist ehurch.
Haywood haa made an adroit answer to the Hylan telegram. First denying that the Klan waa anti-Catholic,
anti-Jewish, anti-Negro or anti-alien,
he anounced:
'There is a sweeping Bolshevist and
Socialist propaganda moving In large
areas of the Jewish population. Wa
oppose movements of.this kind.**
Then he declared that the. work af
organizing the Klan here would ■»
right on.
Meantime the American Civil Liberties Union, a national free speeeh organization, haa called upon tha mayor
to prosecute the Klan under thh criminal laws and not deport lta organizers
lawlessly aa the mayor haa ordered
the police commissioner to do.
It may be said that should tha pollee
department actually carry out tha
mayor's Instructions to treat Khuinere
as the police of thla elty hava treated
reda and those whom the police wished the public to think the reda, there
would be not one organizer or official
of tho Klan left In New Tork in 14
All that haa boen done, however, la
the printing of the mayor's telegram,
and handing out a copy of U to tha
membera of the police force.
And the police department, according to the officials In charge of tke
work, Isn't going to make any arrests
until it geta "definite evidence of misdeeds or lawbreaklng."   .
Lahor Mayor to Officiate
a J. Farmer, Ilrst Labor mayor tt
Winnipeg, will open a bazaar Is Winnipeg, which Is being organized hy
the Friends of Soviet Russia, in. aid
of the starving children of that reentry. The opening will take place en
the 9th. Of courso It is no use voting
Labor, but the example of Winnipeg
might well be followed by other cltlea.
It Is at least a stop forward.
Demand Work for All Unemployed at Union
At the unemployed ooftfer-jnee trim*
mlttoo meeting, held In tho City Hall,
Thuraday, Nov, 30, lt waa decided to
forward tho following wire to the Provincial Attorney General:
"lion. Attorney General Manson,
"Parliament Bui Id trigs, Victoria.
"Unemployed conferenco commltte*
of Greater Vancouver, at a meeting
bold lu.it night, resolved that a demand bo mado on tho government for
work for all unemployed at trado
union rate of wages or full maintenance, irrespective of residential qualifications.
The   committee also   condemned
the action of the government for refusing to allow the unemployed situation to be discussed in the Mouse.
Socretary Greater Vancouver Unemployed Committee. tt
It was also decided that the next
mooting would be held on Thuraday,
Dec, 14, at 8 p.m.
Booking to socure regular quarters
for tho unemployed of Vancouver, It
was decided to ask tho School Board
for a room In ono of tho central city
schools, for thla purpose    '
AU Labor organizations are urged
to send dolegates to tho noxt meeting.
Sacramento — Reactionary forces
aro oxpectod, under the aegis of the
now governor. Friend W. Richardson,
to open an attack on lho Stato compenaation fund and tbe State free employment ngonclos. Tho Insurance
Brokers Exchange of San Francisco
has issued a pamphlet attacking the
fund, which oats Into tho profits of
tho privato insuranco companies. Privato omploymont agoncios that charge
2fi to 60 por cont. fees are after the*
freo employment agencies on which
tho largo itinerant labor of California
depends. PAGE two
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FRIDAY-   December 8,  1922
The Civic Elections and the Workers
BEFORE the next issue of the Federationist appears, the c_t__et_s of Vancouver will have elected a Mayor and thc required number of aldermen.
Whether thcir choice will be good or bad, time alone
can tell, but if the answers given to the queslion-
*ire issued by tho Trades Council are anything to
go by, thero does not appear to be any chance of
any decisive body being elected. Straight questions were asked. In some instances evasive answers have ben given, arid particularly is this the
case on the question of the abolition of the contract
system on municipal work.
Excuses may bc offered to the unsophisticated
voter, but excuses will not go with the worker who
recognizes, that under the present system, the abolition of tho contract system on public work would
be beneficial to the workers. Tho Federationist is
not at this time going to espouse the cause of any
candidates except that one endorsed by organized
labor, Alderman E, P. Pettipiece, but we do ask the
readers of this paper to scan the answers of the
candidates who have replied to the questions asked
by the Trades and Labor Council, and also to study
the records of the men who are now seeking their
votes, in their attitude to the workers in the past,
and on these replies and records they should vote.
Thfr abolition of the contract system on publio
works lias been in the platform of organized labor
for yeara. In some instances this concession has
been given, but never without protest. It might
alio lie pointed out that when the employing class
interests are threatened, the members ot that class
act together, and this election is not one wit different to taj other; the employers are organized, as the
following dipping from the press will show:
Oantraoton. aro planning to take unltod stops to
pretoat against tho action of tlio Vancouver and DJs-
trist Joint Sewerage Board in calling for tenders whicb
kad ta bo supported by an accepted cheque, and then
awarding tlio work to tlieir own englucer because Ills
«-tf__ato ot tho cost' was about 4 per cent, bolow that
ot two firms of contractors.
Circulars wero sent outlast night to 400 contractors
of tko Lower Mainland outlining tho facts of the case,
aad summoning thom to a public meeting to be held
in the Manufacturers' Building, 020 Graurllle Street,
at 8 pjn: Thursday. The mooting wa_ culled by Cil.
__. J. Ryan, prealdeat of tho General Contractors and
Master-Builders Association, who states tlmt ho took
thii aetion following tho receipt of a large number of
Col; liyan f__ttmntes that tlie contractors of tho city
oaa cortimand at least 1500 votes in tho civic election,
and ho nays that^rcganlless of politics, they will Hup-
port candidates who pledge themselves to uphold the
oontraof system. Similar action will bo taken ln all
•ItlM and municipalities on the Lower Mainland, he
Tho action of tlio Sewerage Board Is chanfeterized
a* "grossly unfair;"
"tn tho intorci-ts of all concorned, a return to the
•U cWCom of calling for tenders publicly should bo
■add" statos tlio circular.
■■   * ■-.-   tt     ■   st
roads and colonization schemes flourish, and those
who operate or b.nefit from their operation, will
have well-filled larders.
Of course the immigrants are to be carefully selected. They are not to be admitted indiscriminately. "No Beds need apply" will no doubt be the
policy, but we wonder what the war heroes of the
British Isles thought when Earl Haig. on December
1st, warned the returned men to carefully look into
the immigration schemes before leaving the land of
thcir birth, as he once had a wire asking him to
send one thousand pounds to aid people who had
emigrated and who were starving.
Our immigration scheme propounders will no
doubt reply, "Oh, well, they were not the right kind
of settlers." They were unfitted to earn their own
living because they could not adapt themselves to
new conditions. But all their sophistries will not
do away with the fact that industrial workers in
all parts of the Empire are starving, that farmers
cannot sell their crops, and the lands which are
seeking immigrants at this time have unemployed
problems on tlieir hands, and farmers are seeking
relief from their intolerable burdens, yet our
"statesmen" wish to foist a greater population on
thc land which is now already producing, with the
aid of human labor, and the modern machinery of
produetion, more than the world's market can assimilate. And then we hear workers say that working men are not fit to govern, and join in chorus
with the Winston Churchills and the Lloyd Georges
and the Mackenzie Kings in upholding the present
system. But after all, the blame rests with a stupid
and idoltrous wage slave class which worships the
masters who strip them to the bone and then fling
their carcasses in to the potters' fields of the great
industrial centres.
FRIDAY December J, 1132
Is an Onslaught to Be Made on
Wages in the Spring?
"Wo we* prone to admit that we do not know any-
thing/about Colonel Ryan, at least to his oredit, but
dame rumor says that this individual took a contract fronj. tbe provincial govornment to construct
a road from-Fort-Qcorgo to Jlixon's Creek, and that
ho lever took oven a pick into the country, but sublet the Contractin' small parcels to the farmers of
tke district. It may be that he is now seeking to
sMore some other work of a like nature, but his
lSOO'-Toftfe will avail him nothing if the workers
_foH.nr t\b-iif masters* example, and vote for their
elaw interests on polling day, bc it in a civic election, or thfr coming-by-election in the city of Vancouver to. fill a vacancy in the Provincial house, or
i» the general Provincial or Federal elections.
Labor united can cut out the skulduggery of the
grafters and will eventually wipe out the system
which places a premium oa knavery. If unity
amongst contractors is good for them, then unity
of Labor must of necessity spell success to the working class. The eleetors of Vancouver who are workers, can cither choose the contractors or tlie inter-
eats of thcir fellows on election day.
Immigration and the Transportation
rftLE transportation companies, aided by the
Salvation Army, and other "most loyal organizations," are seeking to have a "broad" immigration policy adopted by the government, nnd the
new hoad of the Canadian National Railways is
voicing the opinion that immigration must be encouraged in order to remove the deficit from the
operation of that road, there are thousands of people
starving in Canada. Hundreds arc leaving Vancouver for (be south in order to seek a living, while
thc Hon. Charles ;Stowart is seeking settlers in the
United States for Canada.
This, dear readers, is capitalism. "When slaves are
starving, they seek more immigrants so that prosperity may be brought back to the country by the
scruff of the neck. As stated in these columns on
a previous occasion, Great Britain does not know
what to do with tho unemployed, so they who are
in control of the British Empire, are seeking to
solve the problem by sending surplus labor from one
country to another. A pretty merry-go-round which
will not solve unemployment nor abate its evils, but ]
then shipping companies and colonization organi-
zations must have grist, even though they are garbed
in a religious or political cloak.
The C.N.R., owing to the state of the world's
market, is not paying. Canadian farmers' products
cannot find a market, hence the falling off in traffic
and profits, or at least a failure to realize the expectations of traffic which the C. N. R. operators
had when it was first constructed. But then if the
Empire can be kept together by shipping hungry
and worn-out warriors and slaves from one end of I But then farmers like Mr. Patterson and John'Oliver
the world to another, by the aid of governemnt sub- are living in an age that has long gone by. So
sidics, the grist will come to the mill and the rail-1 what is the use?
ABRAHAM LINCOLN once stated that the price
of freedom was eternal vigilance. The priee of
freedom for the worker, is however, a little higher
than that; it can only be secured by fighting and
struggle. Even a living wage-Mian only be maintained by organization and eternal strife and striving, and the laws of capitalism militate against the
efforts of the workers to retain their standard of
living, and slowly but surely the real wages of the
workers are being reduced.
In every country of the world onslaughts are
being made by the capitalist class against the labor
organizations, and the courts and all the machinery
of state are being used to break the workers' organizations. Last year efforts were made in the
Province of Quebec to have all labor unions incorporated, so that their funds could be seized in the
event of the employers taking action in the courts,
against the members of the unions on strike. This
is no fancy dream or vain imagination, but it was reported at the last convention of the Trades Congress
of Canada, as the report of proceedings of that body
will show. *       *       *
Quebec may, however, appear to be far away to
local workers. It is therefore necessary to come a
little nearer home, and we do not think that we can
get much closer to the loeal workers than by quoting
a local newspaper which is published in the interests of the master class, and that paper is the Vancouver Daily Sun. This sheet, editorially proclaims
'That the time has arrived when both Canada and
the United States must decide on some definite
policy which will define the limitations that must
be set to organized labor's power to disrupt the
business of the country."
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We had imagined that the State had already curtailed tho powers of the trade unions within the
lays of thc land; we may of course be mistaken,
but when the unions have stepped over the bounds
which the master class has prescribed, they have
always had to face the full power of theatate, which
includes the courts and the armed forces by which
capital maintains its rule. But the Sun is at least
candid.   It says: .    ;
"But, as always, Labor will eventually feel the pressure of h itf her living costs and will demand still further wage increases."
This statement follows one to the effect that while
wages have increased, prices have also soared, hence
the omployers have not protested. But wages have
not increased. They have dropped, while prices, according to thc Sun, havo mounted. Then what of
the workers. Is their lot to be lowered still further. Have they no rights at all. Cannot they be
entitled to live at least on a scale which they had a
year ago. No! The Sun says the employers must
prepare for strikes in the spring. Does this mean
that there is to be a wage slashing contest early
next year. We think so; the Sun is the mouthpiece of those who benefit by its publication. It is
a capitalistic sheet, and like all other such rags, it
is mouthing its master's words. The workers at
this time in this Province, nay, in Canada, must
realize that in the spring, when their new agreements are to be made, that the employers are going
to insist on a wage cut. It therefore behooves the
workers to tighten up their ranks and to organize
to resist the onslaught which the Sun in its brilliancy has announced and proclaimed wall be made
in thc spring. Might is right, as our masters well
know, and if thc workers have not the might, in
other words organization, then their masters will'
crush them still further into the morass of misery
which capitalism has already plunged them. There
should be no need to say more, but we would ask
that the members of organized labor see the danger
which faces them and like their employers prepare
for the fray.
Mnjor Burde's eight-hour bill is like a neglected
child. It has to depend on a very few for its existence, and may be eventually killed by neglect.
Strange to say, a farmer, or at least a representative
of a district where farmers reside and work the
clock round, is opposed to the shortening of hours.
His views are evidently not in keeping/with the
hired hand, for he says that if the bill were passed,
farmers would be plaeed under a handicap. Of
course, we fail to sec where the handicap to the slave
would come in, but we can see how "necessary" it
is for thc farmer who does not work himself but
works others, to have his slaves work all the hours
he can stand on his feet. Incidentally, we wonder
how it is that Mr. A. D. Patterson, Liberal member
for Delta, should be so concerned over the fate of
our industries, when there is so many men out of
work.   Would not shortening the hours help.some?
HPHE more the present economic
•*■ stress ls pinching: the pockets of
the earth-owners the more does our
boasted civilization cast off its tawdry
decorations and reveal Itself In its nakedness. I attended a recent ratepayers' meeting and listened with gladsome awe to our worthy mayor expatiating on the exceptional efficiency
of himself and colleagues In the service of the city, and to the glorleB
which would crown a future Vancou
ver as the result of their virtuous but
underpaid labors. I was yet struck
quite cold by one of his boastings.
With the deepest satisfaction, and
with a heart running over with virtuous joy he stated that with the aid of
our very efficient police force, they
had been able to report several hundred of undesirables from our fair
and favored city. By undesirables, I
presume he meant the Jetsam of our
economic system, which ls ever been
cast ruthlessly to the wolves of hunger
and disease, while our pulpits are as
persistently telling us that these same
outcasts are, like our worthy mayor
and his contented aldermen, equally
the children of God, and the beloved
of Christ.
These outcasts are thrust from our
midst and kicked on to the highways
I presume they fare the same .when
footsore, weary and hopeless, they
reach the next Christian city and ultimately what becomes of them is a
mystery, which, however, might be
solved by enquiring at our prisons,
hospitals, asylums and coroner's
Vet all is well; they have been deported; the angels in heaven are smiling. Christmas is approaching, and
goodwill and pelnty will reign over
the tables of all our civic authorities.
It is a beautiful thought. It is also
pleasing to ponder on the altruistic
order of our City Council, that all aid
to single men be refused this winter.
Does my memory fail me or is lt true
that only a few short years ago, these
same single men, now to be classed
with the undesirables, were flattered
and cajoled and smothered with
abundant promises and marched away
to flght their masters' battles tn the
trenches of Europe . Surely my memory must be sadly at fault.
These single men have stomachs
like tt city alderman, it is true; many
of them have ambitions also, like a
cltyv alderman—hardly perhaps so
etheral—yet legitimate ambitions. But
unlike the city aldermen, they have
no jobs, and that is the worst we can
say about them—and that Is no crime.
The crime—the king of crimes—lies
In. the fact that they have no jobs,
and ao not enough to eat and wear ln
a world ln which more than enough
exists for all, and which is produced
not so much by the labors of man, as
by the working of the laws of a beneficial and productive nature, which,
however, work in vain as far as they
are concerned ,and by reason of our
Some words of that charming and
big-hearted authoress, Pauline Johnson, occur to me and I wonder if they
ever .occur vividly to those well-to-do
admirers of hers, when they place
their wreaths upon her lonely grave.
Here they are, from her legend of the
"In a very wide and varied experience with many tribes, I have yet to
flnd even one instance of avarice, and
I have encountered but one single
case of a "stingy Indian," and this
man was so marked among his fellows
that at mention of his name, his tribes
people Jeered, and would remark contemptuously that he waa Uke a white
man—hated to share his money and
his possessions. All red races are born
Socialists, and most tribes carry out
their Communistic Ideas to the letter.
Amongst the Iroquois it ls considered
disgraceful to have food'If your neigh-
bor has none. To be a creditable
member of the nation, you must divide your possessions with your less-
fortunate fellows."
Contrast the actions of our well-fed
and self-satisfled city fathers with
those of the untutored savages, and
ask yourself seriously, whose civlllza-
tion is the higher, and In nearer accord with the eternal mind which (
rules and regulates the beneficent and
productive cosmic laws. In other
words, the civilization of our City
Fathers or that of the untutored savage.
Our civilisation Is a Christian civilization, too; supposedly founded on
the tenets of Christianity. Now think
over the following: Quite recently the
Anglican bishops in solemn conclave
assembled, passed a resolution, momentous and far-reaching in its absolute truth, but meaningless and weak,
as far as they were concerned. They
agreed that Christianity was an impossibility under the present conditions existing in the world, and meekly suggested that things might improve If the earth ownera were a little ,
fmore generous to their slaves, the
producers. Think of this and ponder
on their proposed remedy.
The thoughtful man of average intellect has known for long that Christianity was an Impossibility on earth
by reason of Its profit system, and it ls
pleasing to learn that thla fact has
penetrated to the stodgy intellecta of
the Anglican bishops. I waited after
I read of their resolution for something I felt must come.
' But I have been disappointed; only
a terrible silence has followed their
I expected they would assemble
again In council ,and for the sake of
tho faith they profess to hold so dear,
collect a huge army of God's vicars
and disperse them to all ports of the
earth, demanding in the name of
Christ that conditions which mude his
religion an impossibility, should be
changed and made to conform with
true Chriatlanlty. But instead, a
mild appeal to tho earth-ownera to be
a little moro generous with their profits and—silence.
Do they not know that greed rules
and that to possess and to hoard, has
become a raging hunger in the world,
and that their appeal wouid fail on
deaf ears, as would an appeal to a
starving wolf to give up a mutton
chop from a captured sheep. I
Civilization Is moral, not material,
and that of the untutored savage, aa
recorded by the dead Pauline in her
classic Indian legends la higher and
truer than the one we so prodigially
boast of today, in spite of our hu-je
cities, our railways, our steamships,
our automobiles, our flving-machlncs;
our machine suns, o.tv pi.is.oned and
gland-destroying gases and monstrous
organs of destruction.
Aldermanic Election
for 1923
Respectfully requests you
to Vote and also work for
him in the Civio Elections.
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fourteenth year. no. 44   BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATIONIST Vancouver, b. c.
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Cost no more than ordinary plates-
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Corner Seymour
I am tn favor of a thorough Investigation of the Engineering Department.
I am opposed to the Garbage Tax and
Sprinkling Tax.
I  am   tn  tavor   of   EFFICIENCY and
ECONOMY in all Civic Departments.
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Mr. Labor Man
TP my answers forwarded to the Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council in reply to their questionaire
are satisfactory to you, you can depend on me to
stand by them.
If they are not, it is your right to judge if I will
be as fair and square to labor as the other candidates, arid to vote accordingly.
Aldermanic Candidate for 1923
The secret of
good beer lies
in purity—
That's why Cascade Beer has for 35 years
been British Columbia's favorite health
beverage. No expense has been spared to
ensure purity. It has oost a million dollars to build a plant' to accomplish this.
But after testing Cascade Beer, you agree
that it has been worth it.
Insist Upon
Knead the dough and knead lt well,
And bake lt ham as the hobs of hell;
What care I It It's heavy and black?
It's good enough for the lumberjack.
For years they've kicked about the
And blamed the cook and damned the
So what oare I if the stew trope flies?
It's up to them to organize.
Thus spake the chef, on a summer's
Up from the city of cider and de-horn,
Where Rollers howl, and the wind
blows free,
And hypocrites prate of liberty.
Many a man has enjoyed my stews,
As he lilt the camp, after the booze,
And many a scissor developed the gout
After I had taken the wrinkles out.
Tho gravy ls thick with lumps of
The mush is burnt and tho beans are
The hot-cakes may be as tough as
They're all good enough for contented
So what eare I lf I burn the hash,
Their bellies are used to ral sin-mush
I'll .have more concern about their
When we get the Industrial common'
WHILE the above lines, taken from
™ Truth, may express the viewpoint
of some "mulligan mixers," yet it also
expresses the attitude of many logging companies towards their "hands."
What care the masters about the
quality of the food that goes in the
stomachs of their slaves, so long as
they are able to raise sufflclent steam
on it to put logs In the water? Only
when the workers organize' strongly
enough to demand and enforce their
requirements, will the masters pay
any attention to them.
Tears of hard work, living In unsanitary surroundings, and often having to eat cheap and poorly-cooked
food has, through the course of time,
had such an effect upon the camp-
worker that today it is almost impossible for him to really comprehend the
depths to which he has been degraded. Those few who do see their situation In its true light, are regarded as
trouble-makers and fools, who are
only penalizing themselves. However,
thc situation is far from hopeless, although many may have grown pessimistic.
Every day sees more and more
workers being forced, by the very
logic of events, to a realization of
their degradation and misery. What
ls now required Is a crystalization, a
centralization of the activities of the
dissatisfied and discontented. Only
by establishing that, and enlisting the
support of those who at present are
more or less indifferent, will any
group of workers be able to compel
their masters to give them a higher
standard of living, and more healthy
surroundings, The only thing that
the master class respects Is force, and
the only way the workers will become
a force Is through organization.
The convention of the Cranbrook
Branch of the Lumber Workersz Industrial Union of Canada will be held
In the Lumber Workers' hall at Cranbrook on December 22nd, 23rd and
24th, commencing at 10 a.m. The
convention will be a mass gathering
of all members and delegates from
camps, and the last day will be open
to all workers in tne lumber industry, whether members or otherwise,
for a general discussion on the labor
On behalf of the Cranbrook Branch
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The convention of the Coast Branch
of the Lumber Workers' Industrial
Union of Canada will be held in the
Loggers' Hall, 61 Cordova Street
West, Vancouver, B. C, commencing January Srd, 1923, at 10, a.
m. The convention will be a mass
gathering of all members and delegates from camps.
On behalf of the Coast Branch Executive,
J. M. CLARKE, Sec.
The good mayor sat at the head of the
Well pleased with himself was he,
And his adipose aldermen sat around
And smiled in gentle glee.
The good  mayor raised his plump,
white hand,
And his smile was bright and gay,
As he turned to the "cop" and cheerily said:
"See 'em on to the baro highway,"
And with tightened belts and aching
The 'etsam tramped thar day,
Til: the nUht doted ciown, all dark
and drear,
' On the bleak and bare highway;
And the stars came out In the frosty
But one of the three was down.
In a sodden ditch, still miles away
From the next, good, Christian town
And this Is the way the Jetsam fare
In our land of plenteous store,
While softly sweet hymns to the Nazarene
From the throats of the righteous
To the Nazarene, whose pitying heart
Went out to those jetsam, e'er,
For he gathered them in with fond
As we gather the Jewels rare.
But we pass them on to the bare highway,
To suffer and curse and die,
While we snivel our hymns of tender
To the Nazarene In the sky,
But if we were true and a manly breed
We would our faith deny;
Burn all our Bibles, close the church,
Then kick them out to die.
Vancouver Needs a Bolter and
Cleaner Administration. HcRao
will give It.
Fonr Nights and Three Matlnoes
Mlt.: 15c to lie; Nights: 25o to fl
Twice Dally, 2:30 ul 1:30
Hand your neighbor this copy of
The Federationist, and then call
around next day for a subscription.
Give Him Your First Choice
For  Re-election  as Alderman
H« stands for an efficient Waterworks
System for Vancouver. Be baa actual* knowledge and experlenoe aa a
civil engineer and can give, good Mr*
vice lti this project.       '
Come and Look at this
for $55
It's made expressly for and sold exclusively
by the H. B. C. It's a range value that has no
equal in Canada. It's a range of excellent appearance, good weight, and fine finish,
fitted with six cooking holes, polished steel panelled top, duplex grates for wood or coal, white
enamelled oven door with thermometer, and
19xl6xl2y2-inch' oven. The range is fully
trimmed, has high warming closet, and stands
on a heavy nickel base. It's a splendid baker
and heats the water quickly. In the regular
selling way it would cost at least $25.00 more
than we are asking for it, and it's only by quan- .
tity buying, and close selling, that we can offer
them at this matchless price—
Hudson's Bay Company
Make Your FIRST CHOICE Vote Por
Mrs. A. Borland
A man who has been a resident and business man in Vancouver for 34 years, has played his part in the public life
of the city for 33 years' continuous service, AND HAS
A Safe, Sane and Progressive
Business Administration
A Tisdall Policy
That Means
THE     following    statemont     Is
made   with   the   approval   of
Mayor Tisdnll:
"I earnestly request ths Electors to approve at the coming
election the money by-lava providing for public improvements.
The passing of these measures
will provide employment and also
cover much needei public Improvements.
"When I was elected Mayor
last year the city's flnanclal position was such as demanded careful and cautions action. As the
result of careful work the acute
period of Vancouver's financial
problem haa, happily, about
"While such acuta flnanclal
conditions existed, it was Impossible to carry on publie improvements on a broad scale. To hav*
done so from general city revenue
would have meant an increase la
the tax rate, which was highly in*
advisable. Bylaw money waa not
available to any extont.
"X am pleased to adviio tht
electors that the measures submitted to you for Public Improvements may be approved with
assurance as regards the city's
fluncea, aad I vould ask tbat
such approval be given.
Mayor Tisdall Acts as Well as Promises
ON anothor page will bo found tho clear-cut answers of
Mayor Tisdall tb the questionaire sent to candidates by
the Trades and Labor Council. Ilia letter, forwarding tho
reply, is as follows:
City Hall, Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 13, 1922.
Percy It. Bengough, Esq.,
Secretary Vancouver Trndes and Labor Council,
319 Pender Streot West, City.
Dear Sir:
Your favor of the 28th to hand and contents aro noted.
I am enclosing herewith my reply to the questions you
ask me.
I would point out thnt only throe days ago, oa my own
motion, the Greater Vancouver sewerage contract, amounting to $175,000 or more, was let by dny labor.
Faithfully yours,
Mayor Tisdall
and Vancouver
as a Grain Port
VflLLIONS of bushels of grain
J-" from the Northwest are now
being shipped through Vancou vor.
Mayor Tisdall is the man who
led tho movement to make thla
city a port of shipment for grain.
with all that thin means In proiperlty—development of the port—*
As. an Alderman In 1920, Mayor
Tisdall wax Chairman of the Com*
mittee which set the ball rolling
by conducting an advertising and
clrc-Urizinir campaign throughout
Albert*. As a result, grain shipments jumped from 2r>0,000 bush*
eh In 1019-20 to 7,995,000 bush-
"U In 1020*21. Tbls year tbe .
shipments aro taxing the capacity
of ihe elevator, and a deputation
of Vancouver cltlieni will shortly
plaee Vancouver's Just demands
for adequate elevator facllltlea before the Dominion fovernment,
Mayor Tisdall'i policy ew Grain
Shipments "via Vancouver" la
identical with hie profresslve policy /or the dty aloif ether lines.
He haa led the movement for
demanding favorable action by
the government on the construction of a Dry Dock at Vanoouver.
It waa his administration which
this year planned the securing el
accurate Information In connection
with a Municipal Hydro Kleclrle
plant, established the Curb Marie*
et, provided needed publlo Sanitary Convenience!, etc. PAGE FOUR
a. o.
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Visit  Many  Points
on Vancouver
One of the moat interesting lectures
yet delivered ln Vancouver, was given
ln the Workers Party hall, on Monday
evening laat.
Comrade Bennett, who was the
speaker, has made a special study of
the growth and development of the
fighting machine that has spread ter*
ror In the hearts of the world bourgeoisie.
The struggles and accomplishments
of the Soviet administration are embodied in the magnificent military organization that is a standing menace
to the Insolent and domineering so-
called statesmen, who do the bidding
of international capital—the Curzons
and others of that kidney—which explains the lack of bombast at the present conference at Lausanne.
The lecturer, explained how the Red
army came Into existence; how the
workers mastered the technique of
war and built up a proletarian state
weapon after abolishing entirely all
traces of the old Imperial forces of
Czarism, The speaker gave as a reason for his interest in the Red army
his belief that a weapon like this is a
good thing to possess in certain contingencies.
The lantern slides with which the
lecture is illustrated, show well the
type of men who make up the forces
that defeated all the enemies, Internal
and external, of Communist Russia.
The following itinerary has been arranged, and the same lecture will be
given at the places named: Victoria,
Monday, Dec. 11; Ladysmith, Wedneaday, Dec. 13; Nanaimo, Thursday,
Dec. 14; South Wellington, Friday,
Dec. IS; Cumberland, Sunday. Dec. 17.
Engineers Recognize Value
of Amalgamation
At the last regular meeting of the
Steam and Operating Engineers, Local
844, several new members were admitted. In fact, the increase in the membership, if it continues as It has in the
past month, wilt necessitate the hiring
of a larger hall for the meetings.
Considerable discussion took place
over the dual unions in existence in
Vancouver, and particularly In the
Engineering trades, amalgamation of
unions wus also discussed, and lt ls the
intention of the local to make a drive
towards the elimination of dual unions
and to bring all engineers Into local
844, so that conditions may be maintained, and if possible, bettered.
The Engineers will be represented
at the political conference called by
the Workera Party, by three delegates,
the membership realizing that the economic or Industrial movement must be
the basis of a working class political
Reports received by the local indicate that men working on the Sumas
reclamation work are not receiving the
union rate of wages, and the matter
is to be investigated. It was also decided that the Trades and Labor Council should be asked to see that only
members of International unions be
employed on the Central Heating
plant when commenced.
St. Paul—Sales at refreshment
stands and revenues from other public park activities have resulted in a
profit of 110,629.26 to the city this
year. The money will be re-appro-
prlated for use In improving the parks.
There Is an Unseen Government at
Work at Victoria Called the
207 Hastings St. W. Phone Seymour 2098
Multnomah Wood and Lumber Yard
Our No. ii Shingles Are Cheaper Than Roofing Paper
1990 MARINE DRIVE EAST Phone Fraser 19? L_
Tour No. 1 Vote ant laflaiaet
BupKUUItf S«UdM (w
James Conley
Candidate for Alderman
ono BLBonoirs, j>bo. is, ma
"A 01u>, Bollmil-llkt SIM    .
Alderman R. P.
Federated Labor Party candidate for re-election, has
been endorsed by the Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council and several Local
If you nre a tabor man yon
should support the candidate
who luw tho confidence of tho
organizod workers.
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Candidates for Civic
Positions Reply to Trades
Council Questions
(Continued from Page 1)
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Note—In   making   remarks   aa   to
wages, ln answer to questions 2 and
4, I think 60 5-8 cents an hour too
much   for  unskilled  labor,  when  so
many good men are working for 40c,
which I think Is too low.   I think 50c
per hour fair, and will support that
rate.    Skilled   labor  should   be  well
paid, and I will always, in the future,
as in the past, do the fair thing.
John Bennett—Yes.
James Conley—Yes.
Geo. W. Morrow—Yes.
F. P. Rogera—Yes.
United Front
The call of the Workers Party of
Canada for a conference for the purpose of forming a political united
front on the part of the workers, waa
received, and on the recommendation
of the executive, it was decided that
three delegates be elected. The delegates are as follows: Delegates Nixon,
Ross and Dodson.
George H. Hardy, reporting on his
visit to Victoria with the town planning committee, stated that while
there was a unanimity of opinion as
far as the necessity of the town planning bill was concerned, there was a
great divergence of viewpoints among
the members of the delegation, but
that the main idea was to preserve
property. He reported that he had
taken the stand that waste Labor
should be eliminated, and to do this
fs was as necessary to have a city as
a planned* residence community, hut
the waste labor elimination should
carry with lt a corresponding decrease in the hours of labor. He also
stated that he had urged the eight-
hour day bill be passed by the House
at this session. .
Aid for Unemployed
A communication from the unemployed conference committee, asking
for financial aid, was read and the
executive recommended that the sum
of $5 be donated, and the council
concurred in the recommendation,
The Label committee announced
that the dance held In November had
been a flnanclal success, and reported
that the next dance would be held on
the 15th, and that the metal trades
would participate, several unions having already made contributions.
Under the order of union reports,
Delegate Dagnall, of the Bricklayers,
reported that the men employed by
the Vancouver Lumber Company were
union men.
The Federated Railroad Shop trades
reported that while the coach shops
had been opened up, things were far
from satisfactory. It was also report'
ed that out of the men who had struck
ln the Vancouver roundhouse of the
Great Northern were still on strike,
and no work had been obtained for
Appeal for Strikers
Delegates Ross and Brooks made
eloquent appeals to the delegates to
see that these men were supported to
the limit of the resources of the local
Delegate Brooks stated that $100
per week had been provided to date
for the local strikers, but that this
source of revenue was now depleted.
He announced that a draw would be
held tn aid of the strikers, and urged
that the membera of organized Labor
support these men to the fullest extent
of their resources.
Referring to his visit to Victoria aB
a representative of the City Council
during the week, Delegate Pettipiece
stated that he had never seen a boat
so loaded with political henchmen as
the one on which he travelled to the
capital, and stated that Labor might
well take a. note of this fact. He also
stated that he could not report to the
council as to his mission, as hiB report must be made to the City Council,
but ho added that he had Been De*
puty Minister of Labor J. D. McNiven,
who had arranged for a meeting with
the Central Labor Council on the un'
employed question on Friday next.
In pointing out that the unemployed
situation was serious, he stated that
when he had returnod home, there
was a man on his doorstep asking
what had been done for the unom
ployod. To make his point atill clearer
he statod that this man was not a
floater, but a man who had been
resident in tho city for many years,
and was physically and mentally flt.
If. E, Almond and Asiatics
Delegato Showier asked how the re-
tall merchants, who had gone on re*
cord as to the exclusion of the Asiatics could endorse H. B. Almond for
aldermanic honors, as he employed
Aslatlos ln his factory.   He stated that
Says Orientals Imported for
the Profit of the
During the debate on the Oriental
question in the Legislature on Tuesday, R. H. Neelands, referring, to a
motion offered by I. A. Mackenzie,
Liberal member from Vancouver, and
amendment proposed by W. J.
Bowser, leader of the Opposition, stated that there was Uttle merit to either
the motion or the amendment, Insofar
as the workers of this Province are
concerned, and claimed that the question was raised purely for political
He went on to say that for years
past, even as far back as 1884 and
1885, the workers had made representations to the various governments urging action wtih a view to controlling
thla immigration, but that as long as
lt was profitable to the corporations
and other employers seeking cheap
labor to bring these people here, nothing was done. Now that the Oriental had decided to enter the commercial field, those upon whom the responsibility for his being here rested,
and whose interests are now being affected through Oriental encroachment,
are the  ones  raising  the  great  hue
and cry and urging exclusion.
The South Vancouver momber contended that if the government really
wished to deal with the problem in an
intelligent way, they would take steps
to provide that these people should be
required to maintain a standard of living  conditions,   ana   employers  com
pelled  to pay wages,  which may j
reasonably expected for a white mc
St. Paul—After a strike-break
worked on the lubricator of Mini
aota Tranafer engine No. 17, lt bl*
off, Injuring the engineer and flremn
The engineer was burned badly
waa unconscious for over an hour.
it appeared to him that the merchants
did not mind the Orientals If they did
not encroach on their business.
Moulders' delegates stated that the
Vancouver Lumber Company was
working seven days a week, and the
men only got straight time for Sunday
work. This matter was referred to
the executive.
The secretary was asked to explain
how It was that Aid. Woodside could
advertise in The Federationist that he
was a member of the Western Federation of Miners, when that organization was no longer in existence. He
replied by stating that all advertising
was accepted, but that this particular
advertisement, when flrat submitted,
had been turned down because of the
statements it contained, but that later
corrections had been inserted, and
that the matter contained therein was
a statement of Aid. Woodside, and not
The Federatlonist.
Geo. H. Hardy, of the Carpenters,
stated that he was not the George
Hardy who had signed the nomination
papers of Aid. Woodside.
Organizer Last of the Barbers International Union, addressed the
council, and a report of his address
appears in another column.
Your Vote and Influence
W. J. Seribbins
Committee Rooms: 251 HASTINGS ST.
Phone Seymour 2913
SCRIBBINS (Walter James Seribbins,
of 3208 Pender Street East,
Vancouver, Clerk)
Aid. W. R.
for 1923
Progress and a Clean
Aid.  Owen's honorable record on  the  City  Couneil
justifies   your   vote'   and
Brtry Mod., W«d. tnd Snt. Emdngi
tot HOEKBT 01. Oth Ottsi BMW
Louis D. Taylor
A vote for him is a vote for a revival of the old
Vancouver spirit as shown from 1910 to 1915
The present administration has done absolutely nothing in
1922 toward curing the disease of dry rot, which now permeates this city.
Neither Mayor Tisdall, or ex-Alderman McRae, hare any
conception of the need of this city.
If you are satisfied with present conditions, you will vote for
one of these candidates. , '
If not, and you wish a man of energy, a man who has for
years studied civic affairs, you will vote for ex-Mayor Louis
D. Taylor.
Mayor Tisdall's contention that he, and he alone, is respon-<
siblc for the city's finances, and the reduction of the indebtedness of the city, is. absolutely tommy rot. He had no more to
do with the repayments of the city's treasury notes or bonded
indebtedness than any individual ratepayer. This money has
accumulated automatically for a period of years for thc pur., j
pose of relieving these liabilities. ,
Mayor Tisdall is responsible for the loss of $76,000, the loss
of $3000 from the police station, and he has made no serious
attempt to apprehend the culprits.
He is responsible for the garbage ean tax; also the increase
in the water rates, amounting to 14 per cent.
Ex-Alderman McRae has really nothing to his credit as an
It was his resolution that all information in reference to the
Sherman lease of Heatley Avenue, be withheld from the public,,
and he was a party to the diverting of the Harbor Board's
cheque of $20,000 from the city treasury to Mr. Sherman;
that cheque was made payable to the City of Vancouver, by
special resolution of the Couneil. The Mayor and City Clerk
were authorized to endorse the cheque and hand it over to Mr.
Sherman, without ever putting the amount through the city
books.  Why.
A vote for ex-Mayor Louis D. Taylor is a vote for a reform
civic administration.
He stands for progress, and if elected, will represent all the
people, without reference to political parties, or religious
creeds. He respects the rights of the most humble citizen, as
well as the largest corporations. Each have thcir rights, eaeh
depends upon the other.
A community civic government is needed far more than a
community chest.
Ex-Mayor Louis 1). Taylor's platform may be had at any
one of his headquarters; main offloo, 424 Fender Street West.
Phone Seymour 2363,


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