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Issued Every Friday
Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
|$-Wrip��io-: SI.SO Ter Year!
L 5c P-rCopy J
Volume I.
Vancouver, 'B. C, Friday, November 18, 1921
Number 17
Trades Council Opposes
Electricians' Licensing Bill
Advocate Standardization of Electrical Equipment���Council's Efforts
on Public Conveniences Bearing Fruit���Four-day Week
on C.P.R���Socials Going Strong-
Work Slackening.
A RESOLUTION, introduced by the Parliamentary Committee al the
regular meeting of .the Trade* and Labor Council on Tuesday evening opposing the proposed Provincial Electricians Licensing Act, was unanimously endorsed. It was contended that the proposed bill would enable-the
employers and government officials to blacklist employees, that it would
keep the man with small means from getting into the business and would in
ao way increase the efficiency of the work. It was claimed by the electricacl
workers that if efficiency waa desired, it could be -obtained by the enactment of legislation gtahdardizing the installation of electrical equipment.
Bros. Blaney anad Quigley, of the
Pressmen's Union, were seated is
delegates to the council.
Replies from Provincial legislators
in answer to communications from
the council re the Stettler Cigar Factory, were filed for future reference.
Replies from the Council's resolution favoring the general introduction
of the eight-hour day, were received
from Premier Oliver, the Minister of
Mines, and W. J. Bowser, promising
Public Convenience,
A communicaction from the city
council gave notice that the continuous efforts upon the part of the trades
council to have the city install public
conveniences in the business sections
has at laat borne fruit.
receivd a communication.
A communication from the Trades
and Labor Congress drawing attention to the order in council recently
passed by the Federal government,
was received and tho secretary instructed to take the subject up with
the loeal authorities.    The order in
council resolution states that unemployment relief must be'provided hy
municipal and Provincial authorities;
that Federal, Provincial and Municipal authorities bear equally the actual
cost over the estimated cost of relief
work; that where no work can be
provided that the three bodies bear
the joint expenses of unemployment
relief, and that all funds used for
elief or relief work must be disbursed
through the Municipal authorities.
Fair Wag* Clause
In reply to a wire sent by Secretary
Bengough to the Minister of Labor
at Ottawa,-asking for the insertion
of the fair wage clause in the contract for the construction of an ice
breaker, the department replied to the
effect that the clause wHI be inserted.
A motion from the Railway Carmen asking the Trades and Labor
Council to give its support to the
Labor and Socialist candidates for the
Federal election was ordered filed and
the secretary instructed to reply to
the effect that no request had aa yet
Continued on page three
Terra Haute, Ind.���Most of the
30,000 Indiana coal miners who went
on strike last week in protest against
Federal Judge Anderson's decree
abolishing the "check-off" system,
mainstay of the union structure, were
reported back at work today.
Instructions from. John L. Lewis,
international president, transmitted
by District President Hessler, coupled with assurances from the operators that the "check-off" system
would be restored, caused the resumption of work.
The strike of western Pennsylvania
mine workers was o daily called off
when word was received that the coal
operators had recalled their action
abolishing the "check-off."
Two Speakers Aided Richardson
Last Sunday ��� Social
Saturday Ere.
Fifteen dollars' worth of prizes will
be given away at the Whist Drive and
Dmee to be held under the auspices
of the Label Committe��? in the Cotfl-
1. on Hall, Friday, November 25. The
Whist Drive will start at 8 o'clock
sharp Dancing at 9. Admission,
genta 50c, ladies 25c. Everybody invited, especially members of the Hotel
and Restaurant Employees Union,
Barbers* Union and Cigar Makers'
Legislators Taking Up
Stettler Cigar Trouble
The union label is a pretest against
the exploitation of women and children.
With all the industrial disturbances
in the land, the Union Label looks bet-
Detestable Tactics of Company���Discharge Hen aad Pat oa Girls at
-     Miserable Wage��� Citizens Defrauded���Trades Council
Wants Loan Returned or Haa
*.' Employed. -<-������-
OTHIXG could be worse, speaking within the limitations of human
imagination, than the detestable fraud perpetrated upon the citizens
of British Columbia, by the Stettler Cigar Factory durirng recent months.
This firm after borrowing $25,000 of the citizens money discharged forty-
nine of its employees and replaced them with girls.
Among the forty-nine were many who had been citizens of Vancouver
for many years, some having large families; others were returned soldiers,
fifteen of whom had donned Khaki when the call had been made.
Girls Paid $5 a Weak
Besides locking these men out over
Would Sooner Take a Good Beating Than Help Break a
Jack Dempsey, who is showing at
the Pantages Theatre in a week or
two, unlike the ungrateful Mike Gibbons, has pot forgotten the days when
he worked for wages and still retains
his membership in two labor'unions,
the boOeramkers and the metal mine
workers, and intends to continue paying his dues and take part in labor
"When I look back," he says, "to
the days when I was a boy -muckling'
in the Colorado mines and think of
all organised labor has done and is
doing to make the lives of the work-
era happier, I cannot imagine how it
would be possible for me to ever do
anything that would hinder their progress in the least," he said, adding:
Knocked   Out   Strike-Breaker.
"I generally fed sorry for the fellows I knock out, but when I won the
championship from Jess Willard, I
was not only glad that I was world
"champion, but was tickled to know
that I had taken it away from a man
who had help, dto break the strike of
the workers on the Illinois Central
Some of tlie people who are loudly
demanding that wages be cut should
try aad live for a while oa what the
worken are now getting, the champion advised, and they would change
their minds about reducing wages.
"I weald sooner lose the world's
championship a thousand times aad
take a good beating each time than
lose the good will of the union workers, and any time I can help them in
any manner I will be ready to do oa."
Coupon Clippers Find Easy Pickings on Account of
'        -Exchange.
The bottom has just dropped out
of Europe's economic system. The
people are working in Austria and
Germany. There is no unemployment. But they don't know one day
what they are going to do the next.
That ia the gist of the story brought
to America by Abraham Zucker,
agent of the People's Relief, who has
just returned after two years* work
in Poland>
-      Foreign  Vulture. Out.
"In all the big cities, the hotels are
filled with Americans and other foreigners, who have all the money they
want, spending it on Polish and Austrian and Bohemian marks and kronen, and then buying up whatever
ean be bought They are sitting
around like a lot of vultures and
buzzards, and whenever they can
clean up, they do.
'There was a picture in a Vienna
paper lately of a 'successful' fair or
bazaar. ��� It was a howling success, and
the picture showed a man and woman
stark naked, attempting to cover their
nakedness with fistfulls "of jmper
"There is plenty of work in Germany. The factories are going full
tat But no one knows what the future will bring."
Corse Exposes Records
Government Daring
Past Years.
The Federated Labor Party had an
excellent meeting at the picture
theatre, 26th and Main Street hut
Sunday evening. C. S. Caasidy was
in the chair, and in the course of his
remarks, stated that it gave him the
greatest pleasure to appear on the
platform to help.Mr. Richardson in
his campaign, and urged the audience
to do all in their power to elect Richardson as he had proved himself ss a
capable fighter for the Workers.
Mrs. G. S- Corse, in her address,
which occupied forty-five minutes, in- "
forme J the audience that eighty per jJh^ PetUfuece^ speak at
cei.t of the members of the House at ^^^ donated so lite
Ottawa was composed of lawyers aad
Kenneth Smith waa accidently killed last Saturday by falling ISO feet
from a bridge upon which he waa
working at Spuzzum, B.C. Nobody
witnessed the accident bat it is believed that he lest his footing while
on some scantling. He was 24 years
old-and leaves a wife aad child in
Scotland. He was a member of the
Vancouver local of the Bridge and
Structural Ironworkers, and was buried under their auspices on Wednesday
������__i>. UFACTTJRER8 8R0UT
Every citizen knows that Drayton,
acting on that belief, has by his paralysing taxation made crooks of honest men, dosed up the factories,
shortened crop acreage, depopulated
the rural districts, and filled the cities
with idle workmen.
The Hon. Dr. Edwards, Minister of
Immigration and Colonisation in the
"temporary" Meighen Cabinet, said
that "if we opened our doors and
allowed the foreign element to come
in they would lower the wages and
standard of living in Canada." That
is exactly what the manufacturers do.
They shout for protection for themselves, and see to it that no foreign
goods come in, but they do bring in
foreign labor in order to reduce
wages. They shout for protection for
themselves, but believe in the free
importation of labor. Perhaps the
working man will aee through the
wiles of bis "master"!
Marshall, Minn.���More than 22,000
farmers ia 10 states have agreed to
sen more than 46,000,000 bushels of
grain through co-operative ehaiansat.
This was the statement of C. H. Gust-
afson,'president of the Farmers' National Cra-oper_tive Grain Mark-tin^
Company here.
other members who represented the
big interests of this country and very
little improvement in.the conditions
of the workers can be expected while
such a state of affairs exist The
speaker, referred to the recent campaign for a woman senator at Ottawa,
from British Columbia, and stated
that in her opinion no woman should
associate with any senator, aa a protest against their action during laat
session in refusing to raise the age
of consent an act to j>revent assaults
on young girls.
Government Records
Dealing with a statement of Mr.
Ladner, who said he was not ashamed
of the government's record, the
speaker asked if the spending of
$189,000, in prosecuting the workers
of Winnipeg, who only asked for the
right of collective bargaining; raiding
homes of numerous workers who dared to raise their voice against the
government; and passing legislation
in forty-five minutes which abrogated
even the limited Magna Charta rights
of the working people were records
that they could be proud of? Could
Mr. Ladner point with pride, she said,
to these facts, and ask for their en-
dorsation, by the electorate of Van-
souther South? She hoped that he
would be repudiated by the people of
the riding.
General Odium's Prosperity
,   Commenting oa the statement of
Gen. Odium, that there was lots of
Continued on page two
Splendid   Reception.   Given
Petitpiece   in
Old Patty fond-dates Should Bare
Their Deposit-By Not
R. P. Pettipiece, LaLbor candidate
for New Westminster, is getting such
splendid receptions that he says the
old party candidates might aa well
quit now and save their deposits.
Pan! haa -been making speeches
among the fanners this week aad they
are so enthusiastic that the city workers will have to get a move on to
equal their support
At a meeting held at Otter the excitement waa so great it was like being at a circus.
The farmers drove ap in their can
liberaly that
Perm though he
five months ago, the firm is employing
about 100 girls, the majority of whom
are recervinR less than the minimum
wage. Girts are even working for
the miserable pittance of $5- and $-
a week. The B. C. Labor News has
a list of girls and women who are
over 18 years old who are receiving
eight dollars a week, and although
lhe firm hag been prosecuted under
the minimum wage act their lawyer
was able to win the case, through the
incompetency of government lawyers.
When the firm obtained the $25.
000 loan from--the government it
agreed to foster British Columbia
industries by employing st least one
hundred and twenty-five citizens and
returned soldiers in making cigars in
Vancouver. That agreement has been
entirely ignored.
Defraudinc  Citizens
Organised labor does not object to
any firm employing girls, what it objects to is the loaning of $25,000 to
a firm that has deliberately used the
At Milner Mr. Smith, the candidate
whom the fannera had previously
wanted to ran, acted aa chainnan of
the meeting addressed by Pettipiece,
and at the dose of tike address, asked
for three cheers for Pettipiece and
they were given in good style.
Another splendid meeting waa held
at Sapperton and the United Farmer
organisations are beginning to get into the scrap on behalf of the labor
This (Friday) evening, Pettipiece
win speak at South Westminster. Saturday at Aide-grave, Monday Glen
Valley, Tuesday Armstrong Avenue,
loan from the
money to lock-out its former employees and to defraud the citizens by
paying girts less than the minimum
wage. ���;.
Not only are these former employees still walking the streets looking
for work, hat the firm is actually importing cigars which art being made
in Kingston, Ont, and selling them
as B. C. products. This has been made
possible by tbe:
govern ment of !
Unfair to Other
This firm, making the Van Loo and
Van Dyck Cigars, is the only cigar
factory ia the/city employing female
cigar makers, and this in itself, if not
adjusted, will eventually force the
other firms to discharge its male help
and employ girls.
The Trades and Labor Council haa
takn this matter up with the B. C.
legislators, many of whom have replied to the effect that the matter will
be given careful consideration. The
Council demands that the firm live up
to its agreement or pay back the loan
On Wednesday he will address a
joint meeting of the New Westminster Trades Council and the Grand
Army of United Veterans. Thursday
he will speak at Ladner, Friday Mud
Bay, Saturday Newton.
Talking  about  bankruptcy,   have
yon  noticed  how  many  merchants
Good Time Experienced at
First Social of Its Kind
This Season.
The smoking concert held last
Thursday under the auspices of the
Label Committee of the Trades and
Labor Council, is now history. Everybody present had a thoroughly enjoyable time and went home fully determined to attend the next one. F. W.
Welsh and A. J. Crawford acted aa
chairmen at different times during the
evenitfg, and the whole programme
went off without a hitch excepting in
the ease of C. Upham, the local handcuff king, who offered to get oat of
any "tie-up" a member of the audience could make with 40 feet of rape.
He asked for a sailor, none being
present Fred Welsh did the trussing
to such good effect that the handcuff
king (a member ef the Plasterers'
Union) could not get out of the knots
a way that every time'he expanded his muscles in an effort to get
Wanted to Oat Wages
Bat 13,000 Employees
New York.���The 13,000 milk wagon drivers snd employees of New
York City and near by cities in New
Jersey are on strike. Milk deliveries
have been completely stopped except
to hospitals snd nurseries. Stewards
have been left at each barn with instructions to supply all emergency
and sick cases.
The milk companies had anno,
reductions in pay of 15 per cent'for
the 11,000 drivers and assistants,' and
10 per cent for the 2000 stable men
helpers, clerks snd others. The men
met this by a demand for a $5 weekly
increase over the present scale, which
is $35 a week for drivers, with a 2 per
cent oa collections.
50 Sign Up.
Not a break ia the ranks of 12,000
While the situation was thoroughly Imtn    *-���    wported,    n    remarkable
enjoyed by all, it must be admitted, eTid��Bce ���* ��t��ngth on the part of
in all fairness to the "king," that the[��� ***doe��y scattered organisation,
rope was placed around his neck in j    Independent dairy companies, now
numbering over 50, who have settled
with the anions and granted a $5 a
have hong eat danger
and how many are being forced to
quit hnsin.ss or move on account of
high rents"?   It might be tensed the
DAtuc o��f profits*
\ Open shoppers and onion
have still a lot of
ness* on hand.
| out he was choked by the rope.   Earl- j *���*���*���* ��****������������ end two weeks vacation
iwth pay, delivered double their ordinary quantity of milk.
Te R.. Own W. (on..
The strikers will ran their own '
gone and deliver milk in competition
with tbe milk trust It is felt that in
this way they would rally the support
of the public that is sympathetic to
labor and helps in all disputes.
Meetings Next Week
For tuna aad place of meeting see
Boilermakers' Union
Electrical Workers
Pattern Makers
Street Railwaymen
Locomotive Engineers
Machinists' 892
Policemen's Union
Hotel * Boot Employees
Machinists' 182
Pile Drivers
Filers and
ier in tile evening he succeeded in
getting opt of a small bag after being
handcuffed hand and foot and the hag
closed with an iron bar and n lock.
This feat was really remarkable.
A Variety of Artists
Among the other artists who took
port ia the programme was Miss Edna
Carry, a dainty little miss, who not
only sang some of tbe latest songs in
a humorous and entertaining way,
bat did some dancing ia which she
introduced   some   new   and   unique
Mr. Barney Salmon'rendered
popular songs in a good strong voice,
which were very much appreciated.
Mrs.   Mahon,   told   some   stories
which kept the audience in an uproar.
Fred Welsh added to the fan by
getting some songs off his chest and
telling some jokes-
Mr.  W.  H.  Lee sang a song in
which he asked the audience to join.
bat it was such a tongue-twister that
nobody was able to.
A. J- Crawford spilled the beans
hy telling a yam about two business
agents who were present which raised
a hearty laugh.
Shirley White and Miss Gladys
two artists tram the Ledge
Cafe, each rendered some popular
osngn which were quite an addition
to the song-feat.
Mr. J. Baxter gave a short talk am
the Bacsssitj and value of
The first woman to be nominated
aa a candidate for the House of Commons is Miss Agnes Macphail. She
is the choice of the Farmer Party in
the South Grey district of Ontario.
the union card, label and button. '<
Masiciaaa' Uaio. tialp.
Musical selections were given st
various times daring the evening by
volunteer* from the Musicians' Union,
among whom wars: J. T. Bundle,
leader; A. Clark. E. Gray, J. H. Stark,
W. N- McQueen, B. Cox. W. H. Lee,
H. J. Bra*fie.d. J. Hislop. E Austin
and D. Morgan.
A hearty rate of thanks was given
by the audience to the artists snd to
the Musicians' Union for their splendid help. Mr. Bundle responded to
the thanks by stating that the "boys"
present would be en hand at the next
one, providing they were not other-
week's issue as
the next affair.
will be made in next
to date and place of
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Nanaimo Victoria
Official Organ ef tbe Vancouver Trades
aad Labor Council and Affiliated
Control Committee:  F. VV. Welsh. P.
R. Bengough, and VV. J. Bartlett. -
Published every Friday at Labor Hall,
319 Pender Street Wast
Vancouver, B.C.
Telephones Seymour 7495-7496
. Subscription Bates:
$1.50 per year by mail tn Canada
$2.50 per year outside Canada
Advertising Bates upon application
H. W. WATTS ��� Editor and Manager
Unemployment,, relieved for a
short time by harvesting, is upon us
again, and yet the powers that oe
have neither solution nor relief to
offer the thousands who walk our
streets, shivering snd undernourished
through lack of sufficient clothing
and food. Authorities are quibbling
over ways and means of raising and
administering relief while humsn beings go hungry. Election campaign
literature promises "prosperity" upon
the re-election of Government candidates, but the Government seems unable to provide the worklesa with
work when it is most needed���now���
of children are forced to go to school
with the consequence that hundreds
hungry. Liberal candidates harp on
utterly worthless promises snd their
cohorts in Victoria tinker with odious
legislation while men tramp the
streets looking in vain for work. The
Canadian Pacific Bailway, desiring
the re-electcion of its pipers, pulls off
its usual stunt of laying its employees
off for two days a week in order that
they might vote for the Conservative
party and mora "prosperity," and in
the meantime the women and children of workers have all their dreams
of a merry Christmas shattered by the
reduction in the pay envelope. Every
day the unemployment situation is
being aggravated by such things as
these, with the most perfect indifference by the big interests
exploitation and degradation of the
From one end of the country to the
other we hear of workers being starved into submission, of attacks upon
necessary labor legislation and rejoic-
irgs over reductions in wages. Wc
are in receipt of word from Sydney
Mines, Nova Scotia, to the effect that
the British Empire Steel Corporation
hag made a further wage reduction of
10 per cent at its big Sydney plant,
making a wage of $2.94 for twelve
hours work. Word comes from Alberta to the effect that a big lumber
company there is paying its employees 25 and 27 cents an hour for a
ten hour day, and charging $1.20 a
day for meals. Bight here in the city
of Vancouver men with families are
being discharged and girls put to
work in their places at a wage of $5
a week.
Why should we prate about "justice" and "fair play" under such circumstances. If business cannot be
carried on under better conditions
than these, don't let us vindicate such
an enormity by plastering honied
words around it. The workers have
not yet begun to live, while the mon-
ied interests revel in luxury and idleness totally ignorant or unconcerned
with the fact of the poverty of the
*    ���    ��
(Conducted  by  Sydney  Warren)
Points of Viaw.
The Merchant calls it profit,
And.,he winks the other eye;
The Banker calls it interest,
And he heaves a gentle sigh;
The Landlord calls it'rest
As he tucks it in his bag;
But the honest old burglar,
He simply calls it SWAG.
Oar Own "Harry."
Mayor Gale, at a tea party: "I'm
not an archangel, but I am a good
father and a true husband." Dear,
oh, dear���we do hope the rest of the
good fathers and true husbands will
not go to Ottawa now just on that
account. Next it would be innocent
divorcees, chaste spinsters, honorable
batchelors, and���well, you can see,
there would be no end of it!
The Province of Ontario has definitely decided to establish sub-treasury
branches for receiving deposits on
which 4 per cent, interest will be allowed, or 1 per cent, more than the
chartered banks give. These o....cee,
a form of stato banks, will be opened
at an early date, hnd an announcement concerning them and the farm
loan scheme, with which they are associated, may be made by the Drury
Government within a week.
From press reports regarding the
"arms" conference, we are given the
impression that the delegates are
actually desirous of limiting armaments. Diplomats have hitherto gone
ahead with their plans regardless of
the expense to the nation, but even
these must have realized at last that
they had to call a halt.
It hardly seems possible that anything else, other than the financial
liability, has been the reason for the
change. But even "peace and disarmament" brings misery and poverty
to the workers. Thousands now employed in munition factories and shipyards, will be thrown upon an already
overcrowded labor market. Thousands of soldiers, sailors snd war office employees will be demobilised and
thrown upon the scrap heap. This
will aggravate the industrial depression, while at the same time, markets,
available for the products of the various countries, will still remain the
hunting ground for manufacturers of
every nation, and their commodities.
Rivalry wffl still exist���not a friendly
' rivalry, hot one that must eventually
lead to war. Limitation of armaments, while very desirable, is by no
means a panacea for war. Produc
tion of food, clothing and shelter for
nee snd not for profit la the only
basis upon which a real and lasting
peace and prosperity can be attained.
a    a    a
There is an old saying that ' <half
the people do not know how the other
half lives," snd judging from the
speeches now being nude by politicians and editorials from the "Brass
Check" press, there must be a great
deal of troth in it. Their blatherings
are either the result of ignorance or
downright hypocricy. They talk glibly of prosperity, rights, freedom, ambition,, and the honest workingman.
and yet we find that their every action
is in the upholding of the continued
Politicians are- busy these days
quoting figures of how much better
off the workers would be if Canada
had a high protective tariff. Free
trade they tell us will destroy "our"
industries, yet Great Britain, a free
trade country, is highly industrialized
and produces goods for the world
front products of the world- The industrial barons of England have
grown rich from the natural resources
of other countries, but labor is still
struggling alon gon a bare existence.
America, with natural resources of
every description lying on and beneath its surface, has five million unemployed workers who would gladly
utilize those resources were they permitted to do so. And "our" natural
resources with which "our" would-be
representatives are so much concerned about, have been lying idle ever
since the "boys" came back from
Flanders, and the number of unemployed who would again gladly "do
their bit" by utilizing those raw materials, ate increasing, but are denied the opportunity by the very
powers-that-be who now seek their
votes. It is all very well to try to
toll an unemployed worker, or weary
under-fed woman, that to vote for
certain policies would be "industrial
suicide," but to them the present
policy, under a similar system, has
driven many to human suicide;
Remember tha Judases.
The same set of politicians who
advocated and brought about conscription in the recent war, stand just
as ready today to force Canadian
workers into another slaughter as
they were then They are quite prepared to abridge and anull what was
supposed to be our constitutional
rights if Imperialism demands that we
defend it abroad. Tariffs and government economies are woefully insignificant compared to this all-important question of militarism. Labor's
candidates are committed to an avowed opposition to Militarism in all its]
Let Canadian workers remember the
political Judases who crucified them
in 1917, and send every mother's, son
of them to their political cross in
Ci>ii!inu��-d from page one
The war to start another war is
now in full operation at Washington.
/'Bob" Edwards, M.L.A., and editor
of the Calgary Eye Opener haa endorsed and is backing Wm- Irvine,
the Labor candidate for East Calgary.
No, Bob is not full of firewater.
We all have our troubles. While
the B C. Electric is attempting to
reduce wages the city council is busy
at Victoria trying to get permission
to inattgnrate a bus service.
The Victoria City Council condemned the Provincial Government
for extravagance and waste. "Honest"
John might say that the enemy is now
"without the gates" and be about
The National debt is $2,300,000,
000; annual charges $140,000,000;
railway liabilities amount to $1,500,-
000,000, and 600,000 workers must
work hard enough to produce the
profits to pay this sum. How do you
like your losd?
The Vancouver Sun has a nee-
item which quotes'a big British ship-
(-uilding magnate as saying that "armour plate workers are large and
costly, they have no other purpose
snd it would mean a heavy expense
to scrap them." -This is the first time
we knew that it wss sn "expense" to
scrap workers. Maybe, the proof
reader thought it waa a Joke.
Tha Shield and the Sowrd.
A friend of. ours writing recently
from Australia says: "More than ever
before we are convinced that the real
progress will come from the workers
on the industrial fields ,and not from
the politicians on the pariiamentarry
The statement contains much meat.
We contend that political action is
but s means to achieve an end. No
student of economics believes that the
present order of things will surrender
to a simple majority expressed at the
ballot box. It is a delusion to believe
so; yet, on the other band, it is an
equally mistaken idea to oppose, or
even disparage, the use of the ballot
on the ground that it is of no value
to tite workers. '
The present system functions both
politically and industrially. Political
institutions are as much a part of |
Capitalism as its industrial organisation. Parliament, courts and the
whole legal machinery all help to form
the shield under cover of which Capital strikes its blows and thereby
maintains its position. Bare-fisted
industrial action must always fail to
accomplish its purpose because it fails
to recognize that law and legislation
have developed to such an. extent that
it has become a part of our pay
chology. The workers, if for no other
reason, should use their political
power to capture the legal machinery
of Capitalism in order to use it as
their shield for concerted industial
The mistake has been to exaggerate
the value of one or the other. Political action that merely results in the
formation of a reformist parliamentary group is stultifying. Industrial
action thta overlooks the use of the
political state as progressive forrce,
must fail snd be destroyed by that
which it seeks to ignore.
Our political objective should be
protection for concerted industrial
action. Political action is Labor's
shield; industrial power, its sworrd.
Let Labor enter the arena conscious
of the value of both!
Labor Candidates
London, Ont���Arthur Moukd.
* N. Winnipeg���-Aid. W. B. Simpson.
Centre   Winnipeg���J.   S.   Woods-
worth.       \
Ataoma. Ont���T- Farquahar.
Bi%fTtford. Ont���A. W. Burt
Rainy Fiver���Dr. C. Carver.
Timiskaming, Ont���A. McDonald,
East Toronto���Harry Kir-win.
Kingston, Ont���Dr. F. J- O'Connor.
j   Wclland, Ont���J. H. Staley.
Toronto���J. Bruce, J. Simpson.
Farmer Labor Candidates
Guelph, Ont���T. B. Wilson.
Sooth Edmonton���Rice Sheppard.
Cape Breton���M A. McKenfJe.
Pictou County, N.S.���D. M. Reid.
You need the News���aa
money���let's swap
prosperity inthe interior, Mrs. Corse
asked why some of that prosperity
was not also in South Vancouver,
where it was much needed. There
is no prosperity for the working-
people under this system, said Mrs.
Corse, for she had found out as the
wife of a working man, that those
who worked for wages were nearly
always broke.
Maclnnes Speaks
Mr. Maclnnes followed with a short
address and said that the study of the
so-called science of politics was only
a waste of time, but the study of
political economy was badly needed.
Governments could only feffect the
prevailing mode of production. In
the primitive man, we found a bein
who had enough intelligence to ge
himself and his dependents enough to
eat, but if the worker of today is to
compared unfavorably with his probe judged by that standard, then he
deceasor. The crowds that lined up
at the Municipal Hall on Fraser Avenue, were not there for the purpose
of securing a free ticket to view the
"art treasures of Europe," they were
there for the purpose.of securing temporary access to food and clothing,
not because it was their fault but
because of the system of production
for profit and the system itself could
not last any longer than the workers
permitted. Production for profit had
outgrown itself, and must be replaced
by production of things for tbe use
of those who produced them.
Abolish Present System
At Secord School on Monday evening a well-attended meeting was held.
The candidate, Tom Richardson, gave
an excellent address snd said that he
was not out for vote catching, that
whether it meant losing votes or not
he stood for the abolition of the present system- He was absolutely opposed to militarism of any kind, and,
in or out of parliament would continue to oppose anything that **���*
the negation of all useful effort
Meetings For Next  Week
Tuesday���Prince of Wales School,
King Edward Ave., Shaughneasy
Tuesday���Moving picture house,
Collingwood East
Wednesday���Lloyd George School.
67th Ave. West and Cartier, Marpole.
Thursday���Lord Kitchener School,
Blenheim and 19th Ave., Dunbar
Friday���Edith Cavell School, Ash
Street and 18th Ave. West
Friday���Moberly   School,   Fraser
Avenue snd River Bond. ���
Social Saturday
Whist drive, dance and refreshments at 148 Cordova Street West
on Saturday at 8 p.m. Study class
Sunday at same address, 3 p.m.
Speakers at the Dreamland Theatre
next Sunday evening will be Mrs. J.
S- Woodsworth and Tom Richardson.
Trades Union Directory
Sccretarir* are rranirstcil to l_x-f> thi* DweCSOry ap-aaxia-e
Vancouver Unions
  -Pre* talent   F.   W.   Welsh:
Secretary. P., Bengoush. Office SSS
.Labor flail. 31�� Pender Streat Weat.
Phone fcfmour 74SS. Meeta in Labor
Hall at S p.m. on the first and third
Tssssav ia -Math.
BUIXDIa-G TRADES CTU-.C-L Chat ���������-���.
O. C. ~assa. Birxatiry. Soy Mussrar.
Offles 210 Labor Haa Masts turn aad
third WiSantay ha manth at I-dwr MaB.
President. H. Curtis: Secretary. W.
Bames. 317 Kiev-nth Avenue Eaat.
Meets at SIS Pender Street Weat
second Monday of each month at  S
���OVI-OKaa. zmtnl am���Presialent. John
Bra���a: Secretary. Geo. Annaad. 1ISI
Albert Street.    Meeta at Labour Hall
!    ��t S p-m. on first  aad third Friday.
- Robe: Secretary. Rvaa McMillan:
�����**___ Ami. P. Bengoug*: Offtee
!*". -^yw-a Waacltesta at
Laboar Hall at S p.n_
fearth Tueaday
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Panati_**_��ctj W"est_nt 8 puss, oe
P.  P.  <T_>ugi.:~Seeretary.
Lean.    2*35   Broad���ay  Weat.
at SIS Pander Street Weat at
every third   Tuesday tn month.
Preaident. I
W.  H.  "
Meeta |
Ne.   ISS.'
3. King: Pas. See.
3. MeM-Baa. laS
at Its Cord���ra   Street, at S p-sn.
1 aad assets. Thai .days tn
Local No. US��� President. C. E. H.
rett: Secretary. A. R Jennie. StO
��� ���amble Street. Meeta Room SIS. SIS
Pander Street Weet. at T:15 p.m.
second and foorth To���days ta nn
 ~~   ' Ko.  151��� Preaident.
W. J. Bartlett: Secretary. T. McHaa-h.
!����S Si-U-i Avenue West. Meeta st
SIS Pender Street Wert at ���
third Tueaday of each
___ Ureal So.
President. R. Lynn: Secretary. A.
Kraser. Room 1*3. 31S Pander Street
West. Meat* at SIS Pender Street
Weat. nt S nun. on flrat aad third
Mondaya  of each tnonlh.
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Pres-tdeat-  W.   H.   Pollard:   Secretary.
]    X H. Vernon. Box __���.   Meats at  US
Pender Street West.  Vase swivel,  at S
S-sa. an every Frtssxy ef meath.
President P. Laoacy: Secretary. Cerates- Bdvrards. S7SS Fifth Are_.ee Waat.
Meeta at World Boll-to*. Yancoaver,
at S sun, an Satan-day of earn ammm.
Local Ne SS���President Charleo KeeU.
Sac rota-r. Alfred  Hurry.  SCI   Thirty-
fearth Avenue Eaat.    Meat*   at    SIS
Pender Street West, at S p. m. en first
_ __  . (Ut
Local    No.    505 ��� President.
Andley; Secretary.     Tom    Cory.
Vernon  Drive.    Meets at SIS Pi	
Street Waat at S p.m. on drat Tueaday
in month.
Laeal Xo. tT
-Prisldsst B. Brissia; sectvtsrv.
Roy Msses.sr. SIS Pander Street Waat.
Meeta at SIS Pender Street West, at
S p.m, ssesnd and fsorth M.adsy.	
lOOa-nsr-HKBM. Local ISS���President.
Geo. Mownt: -Secretary. Prank Milne.
BOS 411. Meets at Sit Pander Street
Weat at S pjn. every third Wednesday
In month.
     Local  Xo.
Pr��eldent. J. White: Secretary. G.
HarrUon. Offtee 148 Cordova Street
West. Meats at 148 Cordova. Street
Waat at S p.m. en the first and third
Friday In month.	
C_-T Man SaB_-*-a-_r    Local   No
.������President. H. A.  Black	
Aid. W. J. Seribbcn. Cite HalL
at Its Cordova Street Weat. nt ���
on  first  Wednesday  of
453���President    _ ���    ���
retary.   W.    J.
Agent O. C Thom.
Hall.    MeeU ascend
day at S Mt In Labor HalL	
cAsr-WT-xa   _jmu-_-a-u--d.   Be.
_      - .-   -   ^
H.   Hardy
I-       ML
Office Stt Labor
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B. C. Webber.   14S lath Ave W.
Sad aad 4th Tsuiay at a p~, ia PX-P.
S ��isn--    Wi< nl
ISth Ave.
day at S p m, la r.LP. Baa. 14S
St w.
BaUB. Local No. 357���President. O. Thomas: Secretary. R_ X
Crals. SS Kootenay Street. Meets at
SIS Fender Street Wast, at S
first Tuesday In
Heya: Secretary. -I. U Irvine:
neas Asent. E. A. GodJard. SSS
Richards Street. Meats at Sit Pen der
Street West on first sad third Man-
day ia month at S p.m.
Laeal Xa. ITS    Piasis-sa. Bert I
ff__^__*^^^ _ O^m  *        a|   ������
TtmrtWWammTj*     of,     **_ W^fmTtmWT. _     _     _      _     _,
F .W. Welsh. Office SOI Laher BaH.
Meets at SIS Feadar Street Waal, at S
's���l sn ssisad and fearth Fridaya.
Nex II  _
______ Aleaaoder Murray. 1414 tenth
' '_v��st_   Meets at    444 Pender
fTs-IM-IIL** ���L"-L "*    tmmr��'
r. E &
at IIS Haatlass :
. at ��� n-L an
 . Dl���_tais-Na,
5�����President. A. X. Lowes: Secretary,
*"*���" -   Bird.     ttSt     Union     Street-
at   I.O.OF HalL SIS  Haas-lton
. at S p-_ aw***-^-	
3.   B." Physlck    1154
i as LO.O.l
LO.OP. Ban an flrat
at  2 sum- aad en third
-Pre-Ment,   C.   A.   Mitchell:
D. A. Monro. It Seventh As
Meeta at I.O.OF HalL 1
nt 7:3t sun. on first TaliSay and I.lt
President. D. W.-McDouirall
P. R. Burrows; Pualnesa A
Morrison. Office   44t
West.    Meats at 44t
Weat at S
It. BJ.L
Who speaks for the unorganized?"
an   exchange.     The boss, of
H .ve vouf NEXT SUIT
made by���
Perry & Dolk
Room 33, 18 Hastings St. W.
Next to l-antajjes
Going to Give n
Box of Cigars
To Some Friend This
If yam are then he sere they are
Vancouver  Union-made Cigars.
There's Nothing Fiaer Than
2 FOR 25c
LA VELLO, Bos ef 25
P. aV R- Ben of SO	
P. * R., Box ef 28	
St.     Va
 .Local !es~f)~"
dent.  Percy TlSlssa:  Secretary.
A. Watson.  No. S Fire  HalL Twelfth
aad Quebec Streat.. Vi
at Sit Pender Streat
__PresIdent. Mr*. W.  _
Ada Hawksworth. 8S1S
Meets at Labour Hal] at S
Thursday In month.
Local No. 28���President. J.
Secretary. J. W. van Hook. 441 St
Street.   Meets at 441  Bojmoa.
firat  aad   third  Wednesday  at   S-tt.
Second and fourth Wednesday at S;St.
    Local    No.
43���President, 3. E. Dawson, Secretary.
K. T. Kelly. 185* Hastings Street Bast.
Meets seeond and foorth Mondays in
month.   Sit Pender Street.
wi~os. wood, ens a   __-*_.
"Local No. m���President, a. B. Ftaly.
SeereUry. A. P. Surges. SSf Plfty-
seventh Avenue Kast. Masts at SIS
Holdea BatMlng. Vancomer. at S n__
on first snd  third Fridays In mosrtls.
 . Loeal No 4t   Prosl-
dent, H. 3. Rhodee: Secretary. H. Walker. lttS Pendrell Street. Meats at
Room Stt. Sit reader Streat West, at
8 o.m. oe third. Wstnsanay la -asnth.
hood   of.  Division No.
O. P. Boston; Secretary. H. A. B.
Donald.  1KJ Pendrill St. Vi
M��ets  st  I.O.O.F.  BaB  an
Foorth Tuesdays In
at 8
Local Me. Sll   Praahsaot.
stary. H. O.  ~
_���_       Street.      TI
at I.O.O.F. HalL on fleet
ef sae*
Local  He  S
B. msea   ~
at in Car-
Fast at a p.m.. an flrat and
third Frleays In
htent C F. C Ciejg-
G*��' armr- 'u * **ftr_t Ave.
t:St nam. on  flrat and    third
 Asset. R.
Meeta   at  1    p.sa.    aw
atjnn CasaWie Street We
No.    <7C���President.   Prank
Secretary. T. J.  Haanfla. SS7S
441 Stj-aoei Street. Tancoever. at S:St
Local     No.     SM���President.
Weelmsn.     Meets st SIS P*
W. Vancocrver. at 7:2* p.m.
Blrnle.     MM
Prlve.   Masts at Sit Pander Street West at S p.m. en   second
ed Asaocintlon of. Division Ma. 101���
Pi ash-ant, R. Rtgby: Secretary. P. B.
Griffln. 44T Sixth A venae Eaat. Tan-
couver. Meets A.O.F. HalL I
Pita east nt lt:15 a-m, en first
day and T p-m. sn third Men any.
-���linSUs. Laeal It*���President. C Dot���as: Secretary. F. Bamhlo
ltd Gothard Street Meets ta Labor
Hall Vancoover at S p as. first
day ta month.
tanlllt 178���Preal-
C  McDsooM.  P. O.
at Sit -   - ** -     -
C H Collier;
Agent R. N.
bor HalL
at S
Some time has
Gary announced that there
further need for labor
the nniona continue   to
grow and grow.   These laher
are stubborn .organisations at
With the great Steal long the
father ta the thought   hut a
kns way from the truth.
mmM **
In thene columns tin-re will be printed every week the
leading editorials from other newspapers und magazines
...THUI'll"' iiiii!inni;iM��!;:iii!!;��i!mi;!''��i����;:ii::��;it��:��!>v??tri!;ft??i��tt.r
"-* **' A '
"Fatty" Arbuckle, millionaire buffoon, charged with the murder of
Virginia Rappe in San Francisco, declares that his prosecution is s
As a result of Arbuckle's revel and
its tragic - ending, those pure, virtuous and exceedingly moral persons
who own moving picture houses have
banned his films from the silver
They are surprised, shocked and
overcome by the disclosure of the
wickedness of the fat man who made
millions laugh.
While this is going on Zukor,
known as the king of the moving picture industry, is settling claims made
by wsitresses who served at an orgy
staged by Zukor in Boston some
months ago, for assaults committed
upon them by those present at the
Zukor party.
With that consistency which
sparkles like mud in the moving pictures the Zukor films are being displayed ar usuaL
But while the comedian ia caged
in 'Frisco charging frameup. which
still remains to be proven, there have
been jailed for more than five years
in 'Frisco, Tom Mooney and Warren
K. Billing*.
That they are jailed as the result
of a frameup has been proven beyond the question of a doubt. Their
innocence is universally admitted by
fair-minded persons everywhere'
' It la not private individuals who
executed the Mooney-Billings frameup, but the State of California, in
conspiracy with the non-union shop
organization of employers of Son
It ii declared that the Arbuckle affair is a dark blot on the State of
California. Bat the Arbuckle case
does not begin to be the dishonor to
California that the Mooney and Billings case is. For in the Mooney and
Billings esse, the State itself la the
criminal.     ���
Moving picture proprietors have
made no attempt to bring the Mooney
aad Billings outrage to the attention
of the public They have done nothing to get a square deal for these
labor martyrs. They have not lifted
their hands to bring the truth of these
cases to their millions of patrons.
So it becomes evident that the hue
and cry regarding1 the Arbuckle case
is pure hypocrisy.
For every column which the newspapers print regarding Arbuckle they
will not print,so much ss a line concerning Mooney and Billings.
If Arbuckle murdered Virginia
Rappe he should be brought to justice, but the non-union employers
and the State of California have sent
Mooney and Billings to a living death
and they remain unpunished, and the
capitalist press and the moving picture industry controllers do nothing
to arouse the public concerning it.
Mooney and Billings were not
clowns and actors in picture plays.
Tliey played living, stirring roles in
the endeavor of the workers to obtain justice. They are heroes and
martyrs. Silence of the capitalist
press and banishment of their eases
from the picture theatres go hand in
hand in the continuation of their persecution.
We maintain that the lives of
Mooney and Billings and their freedom are worth more to humanity
than all the people of the type of
"Fatty" Arbuckle aad Virginia Rappe
in the world.
Prosecution of Arbuckle will not
remove the disgrace, disrepute and
contempt which has come to California through the Mooney and Billings
Arbuckle is a millionaire, while
Mooney and Billings are working
men.' It is probable that Arbuckle
will go free-or receive s light punishment, even if convicted for the
crime with which he is charged, the
slaying of only one woman, while
Mooney and Billings were attempting
to kill the fiendish capitalist system
which hss slain millions upon millions
of human beings. They sought to
bring life and sunshine into the deadening life of the toilers.
It will not be surprising if Arbuckle
is acquitted and acclaimed a hero in
California, while the Mooney aad
Billings persecution is continued indefinitely. This is just what might be
expected from the State that perpetrated the Mooney aad Billings
frameup.���Western Labor New*.
The Shape ef the World
Teacher:  '|Can  yon tell  me  the
shape of the world*?"
Pupil: Top says it's in a hell of
a shane.*'
. ..... ������ .
Sme day, after five or ten years of
sordid service, the Farmers' party
may become as hard, selfish and practical as the others, but st present it
is living up to its ideals, which are
beautiful to behold.
Two members of the Alberta cab-:
inet are without seats in the provin- j
cial legislature.    Provision has been j
made for one because of a most re-j
grettable vacancy.   But another cabinet minister must have a seat, which
means that some supporter must resign.
In the old party days that Would
mean a considerable amount of negotiating and manipulation. The cabinet
would have to find a member willing
to abandon his seat, and that inver-
iably meant that it would have to fix
up with the member by appointing
him to some remunerative public position.    It wss a dl cult and trying
piece of business. No member wanted
to give up his seat and some of them
asked prices too high and some e would
not retire at all
Up to date four members of the
legislature have offered their seats to
Premier Greenfield to use as he
pleases. They have asked for no reward, would not listen to any goverrn-
ment appointment and expect nothing
tangible from the government.
That is a record which, if all were
known, has not been equalled in any
province at any time. The di....culty
the government has is in making the
That is as it should be, but not an
it has always been. The party may
some time become as hard ss the
others, because it ia composed of human beings, but in the meantime the
spectacle of a party living up to its
noble ideals, is beautiful to behold.���
Calgary Albertan.
City men and the business fraternity in general have been clamoring
for a Business Government. Mr.
Drury made a good point in a recent
speech, when he pointed out that Mr.
C rearer was the only one of the three
leaders to possess any business training.
Mr. Meighen is a lawyer, without
any training outside the legal fraternity. Mr. King was a newspaper
-man and investigator of labor conditions. Mr. Crearer was a school
teacher and a farmer, but for some
years has been head of the largest
co-operative concern on the North
American continent. His work entails the marketing of hundreds of
millions of bushels of grain in cam-
petition with the best men in the
The carrying on of the whole business hss been done in such a way as
to bring very satisfactory returns to
the farmer shareholders of the cooperative grain handling company.
Mr. Crearer is fitted by birth, education and training to give this country
a progressive business adminstration
���something sorely needed at the
present time.���The (London, Can.)
Premier Meighen is the logician
who tells us that a lowered tariff will
stop the wheels, when, under protection, the wheels are already stopped.
As legal apologist for plunder and
privilege, he has not time for truth.
National    Liberal    and   Conservative
Party candidate  far Sooth Vancoo-
ia e native son ef
British Columbia industries, and
workers who are affected by them,
would do well to consider for a moment the effect of the declaration of
Mr. Crearer that he would not bring
about Free Trade all at once, but
just as soon aa possible. Suppose he
were to become Prime Minister (an
extraordinary supposition; that declaration of his would operate aa an
ffective check on future development.
Men of affairs and people with money
to invest would not engsge in new
enterprises' with \ the threat of complete destruction to protcetion hanging over their heads.
They might plod slong hoping for
s change of Government, but they
certainly would not risk their money
in any new industrial venture for
which protection is vitally necessary.
It would also operate as an immediate
check on the introduction of new
United States capital in the establishment of branch factories in Canada,
which hss been such an important
factor in our industrial development
in the last decade. Americans would
not be at all likely to start up brunch
factories here with Free Trade in the
immediate o....ng. They would bide
hteir time when they could supply us
freely from their own factories in the
United States. ���Atlvt.
 Continued from jatne one ���
lined With tbe progress of the
ineo fee nanny years. ..He it e barrister by
been received from either asking for
Snccesafnl Socials
DeL Herrett reporting for the
Label Committee stated that there
was a small surplus left.from the
dance held on October 27. No financial reports could be made regarding the smoking concert because all
the funds were not yet in. The next
Whist Drive and dance, November 25,
will be a big affair, he said, because
two of the banner organizations,
Barbers and Restaurant Employees,
were in on it, and they were going
to make it another success.
DeL Crawford said that while the
attendance at the smoker wss not aa
big as it could have been, the audience
had a thoroughly enjoyable time and
the artists were better than he had
seen for some time.
DeL Welsh said that it was a great
success and he was looking forward
to the next one.
Del. Showier said that the splendid
report made by members of both the
Bakery Salesmen snd the Milk Wagon
Drivers st their union meetings would
sure bring s good crowd for the next
The organising committee r ported
good receptions st various m etings,
which promised satisfactory results.
Meetings were addressed fe
Crawford, Bengough, Welsh, '
son snd Bartlett.
Four Day Week of C.P.
Del. Clark reporting for th
inists Lodge 182 said that the C.P.R.
had instituted a four day Week in the
DeL Crawford resorting for the
Sheet Metal Workers! said that trade
was fair and three n\embers out of
Del. Ward, of the Rtllway Carmen,
said that there was nVnty of work
in the car department at the C. P. R.,
but a 32-hour week hip been instituted this week-
Del. Wheatcroft..of th > Cigar Mak
era. stated that the cigar makers from
the Stettler Cigar Factory had been
locked ont for five and a half months
snd asked the delegates present to let
them know of any jobs of any kind
that were available because the union
relief funds were getting pretty low.
He thanked the conncil for the resolution which he felt sure would bring
Campaign   Literature  Minna   Label
DeL Quigley, of the Pressmen, informed the council that a considerable amount of campaign literature
without the Union Label waa being
distributed. Several delegates admitted this to be a fact. Liberal. Conservative and Socialist Parties sll having
litetature out minus the label. A
committee of three was appointed to
take the matter np with the various
campaign managers, with power to
place them on the unfair list if the
condition is not remedied.   ���- ��� _
Del. Bengough, of the Machinists
692, reported quite a number of men
laid off at Prince Rupert, all Cough-
Ian's *n Vancouver out and Wallace's
finishing up.
Del. Welsh, of the Plumbers, stated
that the Ballantyne Pier contractors
were still slashing wages aad getting
the cheapest labor possible.
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The Tariff Problem
What It Means to Vancouver
the Meighen Government policy of
a tariff which will protect Canadian market for Canadian products
���the policy which has governed
in Canada for 40 years���shall
the radical King-Crerar policy of a
drastic downward revision of the
tariff immediately and an ultimate
policy of Free Trade shall be
The Position of Vancouver
Vancouver is an industrial centre���a great distribution point for Canadian
products���a great commercial and shipping centre.
The growth and development of Vancouver depends upon the development of Canadian industrial life���the manufacture���the distribution���
the handling of Canadian products.
The King-Crerar policy of throwing open the markets of Canada to the*
practically unrestricted import of products from the States and other
countries is directly opposed to the best interests of Vancouver.
Such a policy would make Canada the dumping ground for surplus stocks
from the great industrial nation to our South, destroying our industries,
driving workers out of Canada and wrecking established business.
. '   .   .
A Sound Protective Tariff is
absolutely essential to the
growth and development of
Say so by your vote on December 6. Oast your ballot for a Tariff Policy
that protects Canada against the outside world.
Candidate for Bnrrard.
Candidate for Vancouver
Minister of Trade and Commerce.   Candidate for Vancouver Centre.
Why the Disarmament
Conference Must Fail
By Sydney Warren
The Disarmament Conference at
Washington this month is a frank admission that the League of Nations
has completely failed!
Try, aa we have to think otherwise,
we are convinced that the conference
itself must also fail.
Let us examine the personnel of
the conference itself. Scan the names
carefully and you will find that the
diplomats now meeting to discuss disarmament to prevent future wars, are;
in the main THE VERY ONES
Cain we hope to receive the lily of
Peace from hands that are still wet
with gore?
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The conference proposes to discuss
UNIVERSAL disarmament, yet two
of the lending nations of the earth
have not been invited to attend.
Have they not armies and navies to
b it not vitally important that they,
slong with the other nations, should
take part in the deliberations?
Since the world has resumed commercial relations with Germany, whst
possible excuse can there be for excluding her from a meeting that intends to formulate plans for world
The conference also expects to deal
with the eastern question, yet bars
Russia, the one country that, in a
practical way, has established friendly relations with her eastern neighbors. Afsghaniatan, Persia, Turkey
and Tibet, all of whom have signed
treaties with the Russian government.
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Lastly, the disarmament conference
must fail because it proposes to deal
only with an effect instead of THE
Large armies snd navies are but the
natural offspring of an economic system that in its very mode of operation
is the breeder of sll modern warfare.
Armaments go hand in hand with
Imperialism, and today just one thing
prompts n nation to embark upon an
imperialistic policy���the uheonsumed
sun-plus of goods at home.
It is the old, old lesson over again.
Capital exploits Labor and since it
cannot sell back aTiTptotit that which
it has taken from Labor, Capital must
seek new markets. In order to make
these markets SAFE FOR PROFITS
large armies and navies are required.
This is the crux to the whole question!
If all the navies were scuttled and
sunk to the bottom of the sea���
If all the cannons and swords were
beaten into the proverbial plowshares���
If all the kings, generals, diplomats,
politicians and their lacqueys were
exiled to the outermost island in the
If all these things were done and���
SERVICE���we would be no better
off than we are today!
The cause of ARMAMENT AND
WAR lies not in large navies and arm
ies but vin the economic system under
which we live, which makes war a
The business of war snd disarmament can only be ended by the
world's workers when they dismantle,
not only capitalism's armies and navies, but the structure of capitalism
"I do not knew much about
traiff, hat this I do know, when
wa boy manufactured goods
abroad we gat the goods and the
foreigner gets tha money. When
we bay manufactured goads at
home we get both the good* and
the money." ���Advt.
The following places are run under
non-union conditions and are therefore ���
unfair to organised labor.
Stettler Cigar Factory, making Van Loo
and Van Dyke Cigars.
Capitol Cafe, 930 Granville St.
White Lunches.
Electrical Contractors. '
C H. Peterson, 1814 Pandora St
Hume & Rumble, Columbia .St., New
Westminster. B.C
The Chilliwack Electric Co., Ltd- Chil
liwack, B.C.
Label Trades Monthly
Whist Drive and Dance
Friday, November 25, 8 p.m.
Cotillion Hall
Whist Drive 8 t_> 10 Dancing 9 to 12
Tickets:  Gents' 50c; Ladies' 25c
Largo and small- good'accommodation; assy tent.   Rates to ssdsHss
by day, weak or month, sn apaii.atlaa tot
P. R. BENGOUGH. Secretary.
Seymo-r 74M-74M '
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Bargain Prices
WJ*. urc selling depend.ible raincoats of rubberized tweeds
at lower prices than we've sold them in 10 years.
There are hundreds of them, hut to avoid disappointment we
"recommend early shopping.   All good styles.   All guaranteed.
*--'    , I
$8.50 COATS for  $6.95
$15.00 COATS for  $9.75
$16.00 COATS for  $13.75
$25.00 COATS for  $18.85
By The Federated Press.
New York.���The New York Times
Lumberjacks   working   for Henry
euitorial machine has slipped a ������-. Ford on his Houghton County (Mich.)
For just a moment the keen eye of j,umber h��-di-*-���� "-is winter will re-
the head of that great engine of dis- j ?**7* \ higher m*��* than h" ever
tortion closed���or did it wink?���and be,ore been P**d for ���uml*ar ubor in
��� as a result the Times, on its editorial Ae upper .?�����������-��>����� -Foide �������-�����
page, declares that an income of !����������**��� *��-*�� ��*<��� W will be $2.80
$2000 a year is alarmingly little. It a *** md bo,ird for *����� fl"* month
goes further. It says that double that!and ** " d*v *uld board for the re-
amount, $4000. will not permit of an | n��*-nder ��** tB��- **">ter.
existence as spacious as youthful aspirations   usually   picture   in   thes.
How did the Times happen to make
' that break about $2000 being
' "alarmingly little?"
H��^5J?J?* B��y G<W����9
wThe convention call for the ninth
annual conference of the Alberta Fed-
Well, you see, it was speaking, not j oration of Labor has been sent out.
of  railway workers,  but of college The convention will be held in Leth-
graduates.     It was commending the I bridge, commencing on January 9th,
courage of the young women in the   1922.     Among  the   important  ques-
junior and senior classes of Simmons
College who decided they would consider $2000 a year as, possibly,
enough to marry on! For them, says
the Times, "$2000 a year is but scant
tions which will he taken up at this
condition will be workmen's compensation, -unemployment and old age
insurance, administration of natural
resources, minimum wages and maximum hours.
The Beer Without a Peer
For Over 30 Years
Guaranteed Full Strength
For Sale n't All Government Stores
Vancouver Breweries, Limited
Trades Council Presents Series of
Questions on Desired
Legislation. .
The following questions, drawn up
by the executive committee of thc
Dominion Trades and Labor Congress
are now being presented to the various candidates seeking election to the
Federal parliament from Vancouver.
The names of those signing will be
published in next week's Labor News.
1. Will you initiate or support the
enactment of legislation for a maximum legal working day of eight hours
and forty-four hours per week?
2. Are you favorable to giving the
Dominion Labor Department full control over fair wage clauss in Government contracts and the insertion of
such clauses in all work undertaken
by the Government or financed by it?
3. Will you support the retention
by the Government of present nationally owned railroads, merchant marine
and other public utilities and the extension of this principle whenever
4. Do you favor the Government
retaining control of the development
of natural resources, such as oil
fields, mines, etc.-
6. Are you favorable to taking the
tariff out of the political arena by
establishment of an independent tariff
board on which labor is fully represented?
6. Will you support the raising of
the necessary taxation, by direct
methods, such as through the income
tax, taxation on land, inheritance tax,
7. Will you initiate or support
legislation for the abolition of the
present Senate and the substitution
thereof of an elective body?
8. Are you favorable to the exclusion of all Asiatics?
9. Will you initiate or support
legislation for proportional representation with group constituencies in
Federal elections?
10. Will you initiate or support
National unemployment insurance;
legislation for the creation of: (a)
national unemployment insurance?
(b) Old age pensions; (c) State insurance for sickness and disability?
11. Are you in favor of the restriction of military and naval expenditure with the utilmate goal of
total disarmament?
Railroads' Profits Are   Big and
Plea of Poverty Cannot Be
Made to Stick.
While the railroad companies of the
United States have been defeated in
their recent attempt to reduce wages
and change the rules of the employees
they intimate that the cut will bc
attempted at a later date. The railroad magnets plead poverty, yet 68
per cent, of the mileage of 20 western States piled up surpluses of a
billion and a quarter dollars, $.22,-
000,000 of which were added in 1920
alone. New funds were also created
in which to place surplus profits so as
not to show a profit. But aside from
all that, the following figures will
give one an idea of the exorbitant
yearly salaries paid for o ...cial services and receiverships on a few of
the railroads, none of whom would
sacrifice a reduction in their own salaries.
Jacob M. Dickinson, receiver, C,
R. I. & P., $120,732.90.
Robt. S. Lovett, chairman, Ex.
Union Pacific, $104,104.16.
Julius Kruttschnitt, chairman Ex.
Com. of Board of Directors, Southern Pacific system, $88,86(f!00.
A. H. Smith, president, N. Y. Cen-
eral, $78,360.00.
F: D. Underwood, president, Eric
railroad, $77,950.00.
Walker D. Hines^ director, chairman A., T. A S. F., $77,210.00.
W. H. Truesdale, president, D. L.
& W., $75,399.00
A. J. Earling, president, C, H. A
St. P.. $75,319.00.
Samuel Rea, president, Pennsylvania system, $75,000.00.
Chadbourne & Shores, counsel. D.
& R. G., $63,000.00.
William Sproule, president, Southern Pacific, $62,036.00.
C. H. Markham, president, Illinois
Central, $60,555.00.
John S. Rumnells, president, Pullman Co., $60,500.00.
Marvin Hewitt, Sr., chairman.
Board of Directors, C. & N. W., $60,-
Thos. M. Schumaker, president, EI
Paso & Sw., $60,150.00.
L. E. Johnson, president, Missouri
Pacific, $60,000.00.
H. E. Byram, president, C, M. A
St. Paul, $60,000.00.
L. M .Bell, general counsel, C, D.
I. A P., $59,486.00. ^,
Carter, Led yard A Milburn, general
counsel, D. A R G., $55,000.00.
E. Pennington, president, M., St.
P. A S. Ste. M., $52,723.00.
E. J. Thomas, chairman of board,
Lehigh Valley, $50,880.00.
L. F. Loree, president, Delaware k
Hudson, $50,800.00.
F. Harrison, president. Southern
Railway, $50,500.00.
Richard H. Ashton, president, C. ft
N. W., $50,240.00.   '
W. G. Beiser, president, C. R. R
of N. J., $50,210.00.
Ed. F. Kearney, president, Wabash,
$50,120.00.   ^
Louis M. Hsnneford, president,
Northern Pacific. $50,000.00,
Combination of Union Men Get
Agreement to Work Russian
Cool Mines.
MOSCOW.���An agreement has just
been completed here between the
Russian government and a group of
trade union leaders from England
and America for operating the Kemerovo coal mines, in the Kusenek
Basin, in the government of Tomsk,
The trade unionists in the agreement are members of such organisations as the International Association
of Machinists, Amalgamated Metal
Workers, United Mine Workers of
America, Industrial Workers of the
World, Shop Stewards and Amalgamated Engineers' Union of England.
The Kemerevo is one of the largest     i i i r  -
and best equipped mines in Kusenek j operated 25,000 acres of agricultural
Basin, whiclv haa one of the largest! lands, brick kilns, a chemical plant,
coal reserves in the world, with 250,- j shoe factory, tannery, sawmill snd
000,000 measured tons. j timber   exploitations,   metal   work-
Under the agreements there will be J shops and repair shops.
With the "purchasing power" in
her pocket and the union label in her
heart, woman reigns with the olive
branch. She is mistress of the situation. ,
Get  the happy
our advertisers.
habit of  patronizing
A Crime Against
Canadian Labour
T^HE INTERESTS OF LABOUR, individually and collect-
���* ively, lie in the maintenance of the Protective Tariff. It is
the most effective means���it is the only means���by which we
can increase the number of Canadian factories and thereby
increase the demand for labour.
Due solely and entirely to the Tariff, 650 American factories���employing over 90,000 workers and paying over one hundred million
dollars a year in wages���have located in Canada. But these are not
enough. Canada needs more. Canadian Labour needs more.
Today, we are buying annually from the United States about $800,-
000,000 worth of goods, one-third at least of which could be made in
this country. Seventy percent of the cost of manufactured goods
represents the cost of labour. Making these goods in Canada would
mean nearly two hundred million dollars a year in wages alone to
Canadian Labour.
In the face of these cold, hard facts, can any sane thinking man or
woman uphold CRERAR in his policy of Free Trade which will destroy
our industries, enable foreign interests to use our raw materials for
their own enrichment, and drive labour out of the country? This is not
merely a prediction. It is just what occurred in 1878, when conditions
became so bad that Canada adopted the present Protective system.
Can any sane thinking man or woman support KING in his policy of
lowering the Tariff when practically all other important countries are
raising their tariffs to protect their industries and their labour?
Either of these policies would lead to industrial suicide and would
be a crime against Canadian Labour.
How can we bring more factories to Canada, assure more employment
for Canadian Labour, maintain the standard of living according to
Canadian ideals, and enjoy the fruits of profitable and continuous
employment? Thb is the vital question. '
Now is the time for Labour to stand solidly in unbroken ranks under
the flag of Protective Tariff and the sane, courageous leadership of
Arthur Meighen.
He is the man who leads the Government which has done more for
Labour in the past three years than all previous Canadian Federal
governments combined. His is the policy which will obtain and
maintain adequate employment and wages for the worker, and
make secure the home market for Canadian industry.
The National Liberal and Conservative Party
. Publicity Committee


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