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DspL of Labor
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
Issued Every Friday
Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
[Subscription! $1.50 Pel-Year"!
V* Per Copy J
Volume I.
#
Vancouver, B. C, Friday, Oct 7th, 1921
Number 11
LABEL COMMITTEE
PLANS SOCIALS
FOR SEASON
Smoking   Concerts,   Dances   and
Whist Drives For Eight
Months.
Combination of Unions to Participate in Each Affair���First
to Be Held End of Oct.
The Label Committee of thc Trades
and Labor Council ia making arrangements for a series of "Unity" socials
for the coming season. Following is
thc programme:
Whist Drive and Dance once a
month.
Smoking Concert once a month.
Label Committee to make all arrangements.
Organizations participating to sell
tickets.
Admission prices: Gents 50c, ladies
25c. Refreshments served at nominal figure. Committee to supply
coffee, milk and sugar. Organization members to supply cakes.
Prizes to be given in Whist Drive.
One-third of surplus receipts for
Label Committee Social Educational
Fund. Remainder to be divided
among organizations.
The season will cover a period of
eight months. In order that all
unions msy participate, there will
be a combination of unions for each
affair ss follows:
Whist Drive aad Dance
October���Boot and Shoe Workers,
Garment Workers, Tailors, Jewelry
Workers.
November���Cigar Makers, Brewery Workers, Soft Drink Dispensers,
Hotel and Restaurant Employees,
Barbers.
December   ���   Bakery   Salesmen,
Dairy  Employees,   Teamsters,   Civic
Workers.
. Jfanuary���Metal Trades. ,#
February���Building Trades.
March���Printing Trades.
April���Theatrical Trades.
May���Transport Trades.
Smoking Concerts
October���Bakery Salesmen, Dsiry
Employees, Teamsters, Civic Workers.
November���Metal Trades.
December���Building Trades.
January���Printing Trades.
February���Theatrical Trades.
March���Transport Trades.
April���Boot and Shoe Workers,
Garment Workers, Tsilors, Jewelry
Workers.
May -I��� Cigar Makers, Brewery
Workers, Soft Drink Dispensers.
Hotel and Restaurant Employees,
Barbers.
Labor Hall will be used for Smoking Concerts.
Cotillion Hall will be used for
Dances.
Artists who sre willing to take
part in the Smoking concerts are requested to get in touch with the
Secretary of the Trades Council, or
the B. C. Labor News.
EIGHT MACHINISTS OF
NEW YORK ABE JAILED'
.. .
NEW YORK���Eight members of,
the International Association of Ma- i
< hinists who were sentenced to serve i
a 30-<lay jail term for violating an
injunction in the Bijur Motor Appii-,
ance Company strike in Hoboken a j
year ago are now in the Hudson
County jail. Six of the men are mar-1
ried and the remaining two have de-'
pendents.
Vice-Chancellor Malcolm G. Buchanan, who wrote the injunction
specified 18 things that the strikers,
could not do, including picketing, parading or doing anything that would
induce any scab from breaking his individual contract with the firm. It |
is regarded as the most drastic in-
junction  ever issued in New Jersey.
Since the strike started last Sep- '
tember the Bijur plant has practically i
been shut down.
BIG JAPANESE        F.LP. CANDIDATES
INCREASE IN Oi.    START CAMPAIGN
CIGARS FOR THE
FASHIONABLE SEX
White   Population  Increased   14 Meetings Held in South Vancon-
Per Cent; Japanese Increased
53 Per Cent.
O.B.U. CHARGED WITH
AIDING CANADIAN
MANUFACTURERS
WASHINGTON ��� The Japanese
population of the United States increased 53.8 per cent during the last
decade, which is more than the combined increase of all other peoples,
native or foreign born, the Census
Bureau announced recently.
In 1910 the Japanese numbered
72,157, while the 1920 census placci
the total at 111,010.
The total population of 105,710,520
enumerated by the 1920 census is divided as follows:���
Whites  94.820,915
Negroes    10,463.131
vex and New Westminster
During Past Week.
The Federated Labor Party has
launched its campaign for the Federal election. Tom Richardson, candidate for the South Vancouver riding
and R. P. Pettipiece for New Westminster, have bith addressed several
meetings.     A   meeting . was  held   in
Twenty thousand cigars, specially
made for fashionable London women,
are now on their way to England
from Cuba.
Smoking generally among women.
declared a West End blender, is de- i ���     ,       ., ���,   ���. ,       _''     ���_ ���  ,
cidedly on the increase, and. failing ' ******   CoUnCl1   ���*8***   ^ivk
to   find   satisfaction   in cigarettes, I   Manufacturers Are Financing
many    of    them      seek    something] One Big Union.
stronger. , ���",.      	
The blender said  that  the  cigar ��� Provincial  Government   Accused
manufactured Jfcr    women   is   made |       of Sid��t*pping Unemploy-
a, ment "Relief Campaign.
The circular letter and posters now
from leaf which  is the selection su- j
preme of Havana's factories. Women
smoke  these  cigftrs publicly  in  r^S-
Kerrisdale Hadl Thursday on  behalf  taurants, ,bnt  very  few  people  who j being spread broadcast over the city   ,
of Tom Richardson and another will   see them would know the difference i by _l*i> One,Big Union, came up for
the   Dreamland   Theatre,   between sufti a cigar and a cigarette,   discuasion^at the regular meeting .of
If you want to know what a policeman eats, don't ask his wife. -Ask
the pushcart vendors on his beat.
LABOR PROTESTS
NAVAL PROGRAM
British   Trade   Union   Congress
Favor Suspension of Warship Building.
The British Union Congress has
approved by an overwhelming majority a resolution protesting against the
carrying out of the government's
naval building programme and indorsing the November conference in
Washington on the limitation of armaments.
James Henry Thomas, head of the
National Union of Railwaymen, assailed the British expenditure for armaments as one of the principal reasons for the disastrous economic situation that faces the nation. He demanded that labor be represented on
the British delegation that went to
Washington.
The resolution adopted puts 6,000,-
000 workers on record in favor of the
suspension of all of Great Britain's
preparations for war until alter the
November conference.
Robert Smillie declared that the
workers preferred to continue the sufferings they were noW undergoing
through unemployment to the alternative of meeting them through preparations for another war. There
waa much applause when Smillie said
that the international miners' conference had agreed to call a general
strike in the event that another war
was called. ���
LABOR NOT TO BE AT
DISARMAMENT CONFAB
WASHINGTON, D.C.���Labor and
women's organisations will hot be
represented on the United States delegation to the so-called disarmament
conference. This is definitely determined by the publication of a letter
from President Harding to Representative Jeffers of Alabama in which
he also declines to name a former
service man, and states he intends
limiting the delegation to four men.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.���An arbitration board has rejected the local
street railway company's plea that
wages be reduced. The company asked for a 25 per cent cut. The board
concurred with the union that present rates be continued. The workers introduced a statement from a
former official of the company that
present rates should be continued as
long as the 7-cent car fare is enforced. The workers' representatives
showed that decreased living costs is
mostly myth.
BOSTON.���Average gross profits
of more than 200 per cent have been
made by armchair lunch rooms in
this state, according to the commission on necessaries of life. In some
instances profits have been found to
run as high as 500 per cent.
Indians        244.437
Japanese        111.010
Chinese   61,539
Filipinos  5,503
Hundus   2,507
Koreans .....:  1,224
The total population increased 14.5
per cent.
Whites increased 15 per cent. Ne- \ meeting was held at Ladner on Mon-
groes, 6.5 per cent; Japanese, 53.8.   j day evening, Cloverdale on Tuesday.
The   Indian   population decreased' and Langley Prairie on Wednesday.
bc   held
corner of 26th and Main, on Sunday
evening.   October   9.     The  speakers j
will be Mrs. Corse, R. P. Pettipiece,
Tom Richardson and R. H. Neelands,
MX. A.
meeting in the^.L-V Hal'148 Cor-  CONGRESS   ISSUES
dova  Street  West,  Sunday evening j
at 8 p.m.
Well attended meetings have been j
held in support of R. P. Pettipiece,
in the .New Westminster riding.    A
!
QUESTIONAL
8.10 per cent and the Chinese  13.9
per cent.
Chinese are not allowed to enter
the U. S. Canada receives them with
open arms.  ,
44-HOUR WEEK IN
NEW SOUTH WALES
The candidate was supported by
Wm. Ivens, M.I..A. for Winnipeg, R.
H. Neelands, M LA. for South Vancouver, Tom Richardson and Dr. W.
J. Curry. ���
BELGIAN LABOR PARTY
ELECTION PLATFORM
The Belgian Party, in preparing for
the general elections of October 23,
has drawn up a new political platform. The following are some of the
planks thus far made public:
1 Limitation of military service to
six months.
2 Sickness, accident and old-age insurance, and legislation concerning state employes.
3 Regulstion of home employment.
4 Obligatory technical instruction
from 14 to 18 years of age.
5 Socialisation of railways, including light railways.
6 Socialization of mines and of
electric power supply.
7 Insurance monopoly.
8 Special taxation of profits.    -
The agrarian demands and the financial policy of  the 'Labor  party
were left over for subsequent consideration.
Working Hours Being Reduced in
a Great Many Industries by
Labor Government.
SYDNEY, N.S.W.���All paper mill
employes in New South Wales have
been granted the 44-hour week, the
working time to be divided into 5 1-2
"days. The same working conditions
will spply to coachmakers, coach
painters, coach trimmers, wheelwrights, metal workers on coaches
and all laborers and assistants in the
coachmaking industry. Brush and
broom makers, malting house employes and bridge and wharf carpenters also obtain the shorter work day.
The above action of the Labor government of New South Wales brings
practically all of the workers of
Queensland, New Zealand and New
South Wales on the 44-hour basis.
This result has been schieved through
political action by the workers.
SCIENTISTS NOW FIND
BATH TUB UNHEALTHY
LONDON HAS A
"NO RENT' STRIKE
Unemployed  Organize to Force
Government to Act on tbe
Unemployment Question.
Manifestations and disorders are
reported in various parts of Great
Britain. In the London borough of
Shoreditch the jnemployed have de-
��tared a "no-rent" strike, to continue
until unemployment has been made a
national charge and full maintenance
has been granted to jobless men and
women.
To make the strike effective, the
borough has been divided into sixteen districts, each directed by a
"strike marshal," under whom are
pickets, who patrol each street, the
whole force to render assistance in
any case where a landlord and the
authorities attempt to oust a striker.
FAVORS GIVING WORK
DIRECT TO UNIONS
LABEL. CARD AND BUTTON
TRADES
A special meeting of the Label
Committee will be held in the Labor
Hall, Monday evening in connection
with winter socials. All delegates
are requested to attend.
GENEVA, Switzerland. ��� The in-
of nations announces that trade
ternational labor office of the league
unions in the various countries has
increased from 16..52,000 in 1913 to
48,029,000 in 1920.
f���Noi
CALGARY���No opposition will be
put up against Alex. Ross, Labor
Minister of Public Works, when he
returns to Calgary for re-election, as
Liberals and Conservatives alike have
realised the hopelessness of victory
Mr. Ross is likely to receive sn ac-
hould they contest the election, hence
clamation. The by-election will be
called within the next month, it is
stated.
CHICAGO���"Mother, may I go
take a bath?"
"Yes, my darling cub. Hang your
clothes on the Morris chair, but don't
go near the tub."
For the bathtub is sn exceedingly
dirty and dangerous object for daughter to climb into, according to scientists at Northwestern University.
"All the bathtub does is dissolve
108,000,000 germs from one's body,
mix them and warm them, sending
many of them much invigorated back
into the pores," an announcement by
the department of bacteriology at the
Evanston institution declared.
"As the public drinking cup gave
way to the bubbling fountain, the
bathtub must give way to the shower."
CALGARY. ��� Mayor Adams, of
Calgary, has expressed himself as being quite favorable to the suggestions made by the Calgary Trades
and Labor Council for the modification of the original housing scheme.
The mayor believes that there should
be a set standard of specifications for
1 uses erected, and a set price for
whirl, they must be erected. He is
in favor of giving the contracts di-
n>.i to the building trades unions on
that basis.
< Construction of residences under
the housing scheme of the Dominion
government will start in Calgary this
fall, if the mayor can bring it about.
There is something more than half
a million dollars available for the city
under the housing scheme, the money
being now ready and for use at any
time the municipality wishes to take
it up. ��� \
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Meetings
Next Week
For time aad place of meeting sss   Trades Union Directory
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
Bakery Salesmen
Iron Worken
Bricklayers
,    Hotel 6 Rett. Employees
Teamster's Union
Carpenters, Bro.
Electrical Worken
THURSDAY
Machinists' 182
Jewelry Worken'
Seamen's Union
Painters
Sheet Metal Worken
Stereotypers
TUESDAY   ,
Barbers
Carpenters, Amal.
Locomotive Engineers
Machinists' 092
FRIDAY
v ,   Dairy Employees
Pile Drivers
Plumbers
Stage Employees
SATURDAY
Photc Engravers
SUNDAY
Filers and Sawyers
Dominion T. and L. C. Legislative
Programme to Be Placed
Before Candidates.   T
A questionnaire covering the platform of principles or legislative program of the Dominion Trades and
Labor Congress is, through the mediation of its 2,000 local unions, being
presented to every person seeking
election in tbe coming contest. As the
j Iegislative/'vmouthpiece of the organized workers of Canada, the Trades
Congress is taking these steps to secure as far as possible the attitude of
every candidate towards labor questions, which is made a matter of record for the organized workers of the
constituency in question.
The revised platform of pMciples
on which the questionnaire is based
has 19 planks of which free and compulsory education is the first.* _J"he
other planks ate as follows: ���* >,��
r. 2. The maximum working day of 8
hours aad, 44 hours per week.
3. Enforcement of fair wage regulations baaed on established union
conditions in all government work.
4. Public ownership and democratic management of all public Utilities.
5. GovernmeA control and fullest
development of all natural resources.
6. A tariff board on which labor is
represented.
7. Revenue by direct taxation.
8. Abolition of non-elective legislative bodies. V
9. Exclusion of all Asiatics. '
10. The demand and use of the
union label. �� . I
11. No employment of children under 16.
12. Equal pay for equal work for
men and women.
13. Voluntary arbitration of labor
disputes-
Is. Proportional       representation
with group contituencies. ^ v.,
15. Encouragement of workers'
co-operative societies.
16. Unemployment insurance. _.*.
17. .Old age pensions, state insurance for sickness and disability.
1 Brl?h Ifprmitjr \'' of   labor law!
throughoat tae/Tpominion.     t V ���
19. Disarmament.
,'>"  '.W,
PARLIAMENTARY  COMMITTEE
T-ai}?amentary Committee has
chawed its meeting night to the first
and third Thursday in the month.
Union delegations please take note.
��� ���l*m    .,.
, BAKERY SALESMEN
the Vandipver Trades and Labor
Council Tuesday evening. The circular lettctin question attacks the labor
delegates to the Economic Council,
ahd the Suggested 30c wage clause.
The communication was ordered to be
filed but several delegates took the
stand that, although the O. B. U. was
composed of but a few disgruntled
members, the council should fight
back. JDel. Welsh stated that the
trade anions affiliated with the Economic Council with the one idea to help
alleviate the distress caused by unemployment and the propaganda of
the O. B. U. was for the purpose of
making a direct attack on the International Unions. All union and soldier
delegates took a decided stand against
the 30c both for married and unmarried; workers.
Flooding The East
^fn. his trip East, Del. Welsh said
that he found the Vsncouver O.B.U.
was flooding every union with sppeals
for financial assistance and giving the
impression that the O.B.U. was the
whole labor movement in the city,
Del. Showier said that somebody
wanted to crucify the Economic
Council, snd it looked very much as
though the provincial government had
found some tools. It was a fact that
the government received a scare when
it discovered that the Labor Unions
were on the Economic Council, aad
it was doing all in Us power to sidetrack the issue. Attorney-General
Karris had promised a committee of
the Economic Council that he would
give them a reply when McVety and
Mcl>jiven returned from the East, but
he has not yet made a move. Premier
Oliver, had stated that he was through
with Tabor when he was interviewed
by delegates of the Council, and it
looked as though he was trying to
create friction on the Economic
Council.
Del. Thom, of the Carpenters, said
that the O.B.U. were a bunch of
twisters and that the actions of that
organization showed clearly that it
was hand in hand with the Manufacturers' Association.
. \ Maaafacturara' Money
Del. Bengough, of the Machinists,
said that the Canadian Manufacturers?Association had set aside a huge
BO.fr/to fight the Internation Unions
ntim\ .everything that the Association
attajjeed, go did the O.B.U. with the
aid of the Federationist and the
^fWkers' Council. Thousands of
dodgers were being printed attacking
the International Unions, and these
wen- being put up by the O.B.U. with
drawing pins that cost about half a
apiece. - Where was the money
ng from? Certainly not from the
members of the O.B.U.
Moat of the International Unions
were 100 per cent organised, he said,
before the O.B.U. started to split the
movement, to the advantage of the
Manufacturers' Association. Every
communication from the O.B.U. was
signed by a different secretary. They
cannot keep their members nor their
secretaries, yet they persistently
talk of their ideal form of unionism.
,��� ��\l7Vtc aa Hoar oa C.P.R.
Del. Nixon,  Carpenters, said  the
provincial  government  wanted  sep-
The First American Birth Control  aration.   When it discovered that the
Conference wiU be held in New York Unions were on the Council it created
Please note that Monday night is
meeting night. Everybody show up
as thc Trades Council wants to know
if you ceo run a whist drive and
dance:      *
on November 11, 12 and 13, it was
announced by Margaret Sanger.
VIENNA���Elections to the soldiers' councils in the Austrian army
show that there is at least one large
group of troops outside Russia that
entirely different atmosphere, but
n now the government had no intention of helping the problem. The
C.P.R had lots of work to do, but it
is waiting until labor is more plentiful, aad then it will get workers for
l7*>. cents sn hour unless the Econ-
^has learned its lesson from the war. omic Council can force the issue for
Jjsttnrns of the elections, which have a bigger wage.
bees^ proceeding for a month, indi- Del. Bartlett said that labor was
cate the complete permeation of the not alive to its own interests snd thst
army by Ubor ideals.    Of 399 dele- the    programme    of  the   Economic
gates chosen to represent the troops {Council was the only tangible effort
in the soldiers* councils, 351 are So- put forth to relieve the situation. The
rial Democrats aad tbe remaining 48
Cos-tpunists.    Other political groups
did not succeed in electing one repre-
���i    m..
O.B.U. had not attempted to suggest
a relief  plan   aad   it was blocking
every effort made by others.
Continued on page four
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
THE BX. LABOR NEWS
Official Organ of the Vancouver Trades
snd Labor Council and Affiliated
Unions.
Control  Committee:   F.   VS.   Welsh,   F.
K. BcngoiiKh. and W. J. Bartlett.
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Vancouver, B.C.
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H. W. WATTS  -   Editor and Manager
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1921
THE FIGHT IS ON
The much-heralded dissolution of
the Federal Parliament has taken
place. The Unionist Government has
held on to the office and the spoils
of office for a long time, in spite of
the criticism and condemnation hy
people from all walks ot life. Now
there isn't the least chance for the
Unionist, or the National Liberal and
Conservative Party, as it is called,
to get to the pie counter again. It
has been weighed in the balance and
found Wanting. Its deeds���or misdeeds as they should rightly be called
���have created a sea of trouble.
Every piece of legislation has been
solely in the interests of.the Manufacturers' Association. These interests are going to use all the tricks
of their trade to put Meighen and
his party back into power, but this
time, as never before, they will have
to reckon with their hosts. Both the
Labor and the Farmer movements
are a serious menace to the old regime in spite of the $200 deposit.
The Farmer and Labor movement in
Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and
Alberta have but recently emerged
from victorious contests for seats in
the provincial legislatures, and these
victories will give an impetus to the
contests now about to be waged for.
seats in the Federal House.
And after all what has Meighen
and his party to offer as an election
issue. High Tariff���for the protection of the Canadian manufacturer;
���and such a tariff is of absolutely
no benefit to the toilers. All the
profits derived from protective tariffs accrue entirely to the manufacturers. High tariffs will mean higher
prices, because competition will be
reduced. But higher prices will not
mean higher wages because the Tories, manufacturers and financiers, are
in favor of "Free Trade" in the labor
market. The flood gates will be
opened to the laborers of all countries, but the gates will be closed to
articles of commerce that compete
with the manufactured goods of our
best citizens.
Of course all of us who oppose
this policy will be dubbed pro-American or anti-British. That will be a
good patriotic club for the Tories to
use snd the unthinking among tin-
workers will rally to the support of
the Manufacturers' Association and
their cohorts.
But in spite of the millions of dollars that will be used for propaganda
on behalf of the Meighen government, there is every indication that
when the ballots are counted, a
Farmer-Labor government will take
the place of the late reactionary
machine.
GOVERNMENT INACTIVITY
Winter draws nigh, the business
depression continues, workers walk
the streets looking in vsin for jobs,
and still the government fails to take
any steps toward the alleviation of
the misery and starvation facing the
workers in this province.
Labor, business and fraternal organisations have met together and
drawn up a plan for a temporary solution to the problem, but the government remains unmoved.
There are all kinds of Federal, Provincial and Municipal undertakings
Deeded for the welfare of the community, to which finances could be
readily secured, but the governmental
authorities sleep on. I
What are they waiting for? Is it
unemployed parades and riots? Is
it a chance to club the "Reds" whom
they make by their cruel absurdity
in ignoring suggestions at relief? Or
are they trying to show conclusively
that they are the tools of the Manufacturers' Association, whose efforts
to force the workers to accept a miserable wage is well known.
Hie business, through the medium
of the daily press, bewail the activities of the communists and labor agitators, but its every action only tends
to make more, and to aggravate tbe
situation. They are immune from the
suffering of the toilers. They are
secure from the poverty and misery
that befall the workers' wives and
children during these times of strew.
They use every means within their
power to keep the worker meek and
obedient, and then drive them, to
fury by starvation and insecurity.
This foolish shortsighted policy
must cease, otherwise a repetition of
the scenes now taking place in England will be made here, and blood
will be spilt on both sides. It is all
very well to ask and expect labor to
be "sane" during such times as these,
but while we realize that rioting does
not provide jobs or sufficient food >
for the workers, we also realize that >
the hungry man knows no danger,
nor cares little about whose property
gets wrecked or whose bones get
broken. The pangs of hunger and
the jibes of a well-fed ruling class j
sets off the fuse that results in chaos
and bloodshed.
The  time   for the  government  to '
act is now, not after the mob is on
the warpath.
ODD BITS
(Conducted   by   Sydney   Warren)
A Few Smiles
JEWISH PROVERBS
A poor man is a dead man."
Silver and gold  make the  bastard
! legitimate.
Pleas* Refrain
| Dora: "What shall I sing for you,
^ackf?"
Jack: "Have you a song with a re-
|frain?"
Dora. "Yes."
Jack: "Well, then, please refrain."
Trades Union Directory
I Stt-rctarit-s are re|)u��-*tfd to keep this Directory up-lo-dato I
Vancouver Unions
VASCOOVM
The wise are without bread.
One hour of life in this world is
worth more than eternal life hereafter.
No Pep
| Mother���Those little playmates of
j yours look rather common. Bobbie. I
; hope none of them swear.
Bobbie���Oh,    tome    of    'em    do, ���
mother, but they ain't much good at
at.���Life.
It is better to Io3e with a wise man
than to gain with a fool.
A live dog is better than a dead
lion.
LABOR AIDS THE FARMERS
Big business in the United States
has been trying to crush North Da-
kato because thc Farmers are in the
Saddle. Attacks without avail have
been made on the State Bank and
not a financial house in the country
would handle the State Bonds. But
Labor and progressive organizations
have come to the rescue. A million
and a half dollars worth have already been sold. Here t^p some of
the organizations that have purchased
them: Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, $100,000; Locomotive Enjrin-
eers, $100,000; Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, $10,000. Montana Unions
through State Federation of Labor,
$61,000. The* Brotherhood of Painters have voted to buy $50,000 of thc
bonds as soon as the necessary constitutional amendment is made. The
union will also' make the Bank of
North Dakota its depository which
will mean placing over $200,000 in
the bank. Local unions all over the
country are placing their funds at
the disposal of North Dakota, which
has not only made the State Bank
the safest in the country but the purchase of the State Bonds has given
the Ha Ha to big business and given
a big boost to the farmers' political
movement in every state.
i
OUR NATIONAL SPORT
Politics   is   a   national    flim-flam
MILK Dai VERS AMD D4IBT BB.-
2*_0-_BS, Local Xo. i.l ��� Prealdent.
��� ���OS .. **.ru,|h- Secretary. B. Showier. 319
V \Y VVe^T' I.""*** 3,r*��l W**�� Meets at 319
*w��*_rr. m4"u,1 office iSi ���T_n,l Vo^t?', i'' V"���"*���-**-
Ijabor Hall. 31* Fender Street Weat - ._--*"'' -"-'?���' ^r*.4*__�� ���" nionth.
Ph.in* Seymour 7I��5 Me l* in l_lHir FAXSTTWUs. DBCOBATOBS a _��.FEB-
H-ll at a pin un th* Ural and third HAWOKBS. Loral Ko. 13*.��� President.
T---.L.   in a��.-ia J- Kin*; Fin. Sec.   H. ... Baker; live. Sec.,
BUILDIXO TRADES COUNCIL Chairman, f, *'?'"mn; '���** l""r��lova Sircet Meets
O. C. Than-. Secretary. Bar -iimir. _**_ J* * Si^'.^i!."1-?1 s P"�� on
OHM 210 Later Hall. Meet, (ml and _ "'n'* an'1 *our** Thursdays in month.
third W*a<n��*day"-m month at Labor Hall.   **"���_*   HBITBBB,   BKIDOE.   WKA.Br    B
pm. PMOTO  EBOSAVESS'   Local   No.   51^-
bick.1T     r-OtTK.    CCSEIL    AMD      V'flff*1- .v }^P.ne.>l Secretary. Oor-
SO"PT D���IBB WOBKIBS���President, i
F.   P.   tl/ugti.   Secretary.     W'   II.   Mo-i
Lean.    .02S   llr.<ad-av   West.      Meeta '���
j     It   3D   Pender  Street   Weal   at   8   p.in.
every third   Tuesday  In   month.
I BABBE���S* IBTEBWATIOBAT, USIOI.
| Laical Xo. I30��� President. C. K. Her-'
f     retl;  Secretary.     A.     il      Jennie.     3*0 [
Camhie Street.    Meeta   Itoom   313.  31��
Pender  Street   Weat. at   7:15  p.m.    on !
tin' time.'
said
Haled Fat  Hair
"Hair very thin  on  top sir.
the barber, suggestively.
"Very glad to hear   it "   grunted
Snapley.    "Hate fat hair myself."
And the barber said  no more.
game.
Canada right now is enjoying her
spell of it.
Politicians of every stripe and variety  are   promising any  and   everything conceivable.       Leather-lunged
orators are pushing each other for a
place at the National Pie Counter to
"save the country" and to be its "servants!"     In the struggle to "rescue j Harlequin���Artists say that five feet.
the country"  from their  opponents, | four ;_che8 is the dMne height for
all manner of abuse is heaped upon j won1Pni sweetest.
them.    Their private and public mis-       Columbine���Oh. but I'm five feet
takes are aired.       Newspapers and j gjx jnche_.
platforms ring with clamorous histri- j     Harieq_in    (quickly) ��� Oh.    but I
Sydney|
Annoyed
"Seems like I simply can't be satisfied," said Plodding Pete.
"Quit your job again?"
"Yes; it got on my nerves."
"What's the trouble?"
"The   hours  got   SO   short  that   I'd (     second and fourth Tuesdays In month.
no more than got interested in my;B���ACaaaUTiLS. pbob roMBBS    a,
-Jr-BBS.  Local   Xo    151��� ["resident.
J.  I tort lei t    Secret arc. T. McHugh.
don I'lwaril-. 17.3 Fifth Avenue West.
Meets at World Building. Vancouver,
at 8 p iij on' Saturday of each week.
-MTESEBS 1 CEMENT FIHISHEBS
Ixacal \*o 8<i���President, Charles Keall.
Secretary. Alfred Hurry. S6I Thirty-
fourth Avenue Kast. Mi ets at 319
Pender Street West, at 8 p.m. on first
Wednesday  in   month.
work when the whistle blew for quit- '���    \\
O.
Hcys; Secretary. J. L. Irvine: Buainesa Anent. K. A. Qoddard. ��;.��
Richards Street. Meets at 319 Pender
Street West on first and third Monday   in  month  at   8  p.m.
-rx-oaraEBS asd   steam   i-ittebs,
NaT 170���Preaident. Ilert Surah- une;
1����*   Sixth   Avenue   West.    Meets    at
319 Pender Street  West  at   8 p.m.  on ,
third Tue��� lay of each month ,'<*-��*��l
-*mm~wmm\mm*m>\  FmT^wJLc\X^iJtuimZ. \T;.'
LX-il   Xo    194 ' ��� welsh.    Office   301    Labor    Hall.
President.   R   Lynn":      Seeretarv        A.I      UrrU   *���'   3I9   "'ennYr   Street   West,   at   8
Praser.   Boom   303.   319   Pender  Street I _ *-_*_0___!^_?''___.D���, fourth Fridays-	
West.     Meets at  319     Pender    Street   POLICEKES.    _���__KB���TIOB.      I-ocal
West,  at   8   p.m.  on   fir-st   and
Mondays   of each  nionth.
third
BOOT sn
I.- a! Xo. 5��s ��� President. Titos.
Andley: Secretary. Tom Cory. 445
Vernon .wive- Meets at 319 Pender
Street West at 8 p ���l on first Tu-sday
in  month.
| you're more than divine.
Bulletin.
An industrial magnate says money
has lost its function. What will
happen to the politician who expects
to buy Votes?
Judge Howay, of Maillardville,
states that a man is not responsible
for his wife's debts if they are for
luxuries. In some cases he wouldn't
even be responsible for Irhr^rife.
Coal prices are still going up.
Miners are*still idle and the vast coal
fields in the Northern part of B. C.
are still being juggled with by speculators. Why not Nationalize the
mines?
"The Liberals," says Mackenzie
King, "are avoiding the tariff issue
by talking about railways and other
matters." We know a whole lot of
other issues that both parties entirely avoid.
White children in Vancouver cannot get into the High Schools on account of the overcrowded condition.
It should be noted, however, that
there are a great many Orientals in
these schools.
Mcighen says that the introduction of the tariff policies of either
the Liberals or Progressives would
result in the closing.down of thousands of industries. We wonder what
the unemployed were let out of the
factories for?
Those Chicago police who stol.y
rum by the carload,, sold it and stole
it back again, sold it again and stole
it back in an almost.endless series,
should get a vote of thariks from the
Chicago Stock Exchange. Talent of
this kind should not go unrecognized.
A painter addressing his local
union was accosted by a yegg with a
gun, who urged all the members to
"shell tout" their surplus cash. The
yegg was knocked down, whereupon
he retired: No doubt he heard of
the" American plan of the "open
shop" and called to convince the
members of its reasonableness.
A headline of the Vancouver Sun
says "Meighen turns his broadside on
free trade. In another column is a
news item containing the fact that
London police turned a broadside on
an unemployed meeting in free-
trade England. But the protective
tariff of the United States does not
aid the five million unemployed ther?
nor in Canada.
What about your subscription?
I
Local I��S���President.
Oeo. Moarat: Secretary. Frank Milne.
ISo- 111. Meets at 31* Pender Street
West at �� pm. every third Wedneaday
in month.
Suburbs���Oh, it's about an even civic *a_��_ji."ff~sia ��� _~1r"v7r~��~*
break.    Sometimes I am standing at i    ''"*���**" Secreiary. " o
Townly���Do you often have to rush '
to catch your morning trafh?
it's about an  even  ctv1C
onic rage.
And what is it over? Have any .of
these politicians raised a'single living
issue worthy of Canadians to seriously consider? Mr. Meighen wants
things to go on as they are. Mr.
King wants to take them a middle
course, and Mr. Crerar wants to experiment.
In a few weeks one of these gentlemen and his party will take over  Transcript
the management of the government,
and then��� "Johnnie,  the stork   has   brought |
All the dead issues will carefully be ' you a jjttje Bjgter."
put away to serve their purpose at      ��Aw   K-Wan.    stork  nothin*.     It!
, MASONS AMD PL AST-
EBKBa���President. W. Kerr: Secretary.
L Padrett. Meets at Labor Hall on 2nd
and 4th Wednesday *n month.
!Bl->a_raWBUtJTUB__ a 4yBMaBt-M-
TA_ EBOW WOBKEBS, Local Xo. 97
���Pra��,deal.       B Rr��*-ton;        Secr-tary.
Itoy Massecar. 319 Pender Street Wesf.
Meets at 319 Pender Street West, at
s p na.   weond and foartfc  M-aday.
the station when the train puffs up
and other times it is standing at the;    !.>,.���
station when I puff up. ��� Boston ! cm uu
Xo. II���I'r.si.l.ni. Roy A. Perry; Secretary. Alexander Murray. 1484 Tenth
Avenue West. Meets at 440 Pender
Street West, at T.JO p.m. on fourth
^Tuesday of month.
PARLlAM_!rrABt~COlCMI_tE-^fr4rLr"0.
Chairman., W. 3. BarUatt   Secretary. Mrs.
W. Mahon     Meets in room 305 Labor Hall
on  the  first  and   third   Thursdav   In
month at S  p.m
President. D. J.
McCarthy; Secretary. (l. E. James,
1348 odium Drive. Meets at 440 Pender Street Weert. Vancouver, at 7:30
" m. on last Friday in month.
PBIIf TIWO PBESSMEIf B ASSISTANTS
I-*- al Xo. ��s--President. S. W. Myers;
Secretary. K. R. Stephenson. Hox 894.
Meets at HJ Hastinics Street. Vancoii-
v.-r. at 8 p.m. on second Tuesday In
month.
KAICJSOAD BBDP-OTBBS, Division Xo.
S9 ��� Preahlent. A X. I^iwes; Secretary,
Charles Itird. 2030 Union Street.
Meets at I.O.O.F Hall. 515 Hamilton
Street, at 8 p.m. on first Monday In
month.
Harrtson.    Office  148   Cordova   Street
We*t.     Meets  at   148   Cordova   Street
West at h ;��� m   on  the first and   third  BAH.WAT COBDUCTOBS. Division No.
2*7���President. (!. W. Hatch; Secretary
J. B. Pliyslclc 115S Thurlow Street.
Meets at I.O.O.F. Hall on first Sunday
at 2 p.m.. and on third Thursday at
8  p.m.
some future time. ��
And the country will be "saved."
And you'll, perhaps, be still looking for that elusive job.
j was the milkman brought it.   Doesn't
j it say on the wagon, 'Families sup- I carpenters.
I plied daily'?"���Fort Mason Marking
Pot.
Local Xo.
59���President. H. A. Black: Secretary.
Aid. W J. Scriboen. City Hall. Meets
at 148 Co���loy�� Street West, at 8 p.m.
on first Wednesday of each month.
IBPENTEKS. BBOT-CEBNOOD. I. - al
4JI���President Geo. H. Hardy: Seeretary. W. J. Johnston: Business
Agent, O. c. Thom. Office 204 Labor
Hall. Meets second and. fourth Mon-
lay at S p lit   in Labor Hall.
BAILWAY CABMEB. Lodge Bo. 68.���PreaT
dent.   T.    Sum���err ille;    Secretary,    B.   3,
Sanson.   56.10  Sherbrooke  St      Meats   lat"
and 3rd Fridays, in Cotillion Hall.
CHUTNEE
U. S. assures Japan she is ready for
peace by moving one half of her fleet
to the Pacific Coast. Now, if Japan
gives a like assurance, we can expect an outbreak of the symptoms
any time.
It is no disgrace to be poor, says
the reformer.    Just inconvenient.
NO PLACE TO GO
An American parson who, at the f
end of an eloquent sermon, asked all
those who wanted to go to heaven to
stand up.    All stood up except one
old fellow.    At the end of the ser-!
vice the parson asked him why he did
not stand up with those who wanted
to go to heaven.   "Oh," said the old
fellow,  "I don't take any stock of!
that.      There's    nothing    to      it." I
The recent editorial comment of j But one day this old   fellow   John j
the B. C. Veterans Weekly regarding \ died, and he was laid in bis coffin
the forming of branches of the Ku
AMALGAMATED.     No.     I
President.   T.   S.   Cospe:    Bones-   Acvnl.   Asuras  MaeSmreea:   Secretary.
R. P.  Webber.  14�� 19th Ave.  W.     Meets
2nd and 4th Taeaday at 8 p-au ia F.L.P.
Hall. 	
Ha. S Braaea.���Sec���tsry. W. Bray. SO
ISth As*. W. Meet, lat aad .Ird Taeaday at 8 p as. ia F LP. HalL 148 Cordova
St. W. '_	
CI-ABMIHEBa. Local Xai~J-7���President. ��.. Thomas: Secretary. R. J.
Crals;. 2* Kootenay Street. Meets at
319 Pender Street West, at 8 p.m. on
first Tuesajay in month.
AT T���AlBBU-B. Local No. 144
���President. C. A. Mitchell; Secretary,
J��. A. Munro. 70 Seventh Avenue West
(Meets at I.O.O.F Hall. Hamilton Street
at 7:30 p.m. on first Tuesday and 2:30
p.m.on third Tuesday.
~l> C-B_KS Loral So. I7|C_
President. A. P. fllen: SeereUry. O.
T. Brown. 3119 Twenty-seventh Avo..
Weat Meets at 319 Pender Street
Wast at 8 p.m. on first and thfr<_
Ttieedsys.
a bai
SOCIATIOM���President C. F. C. Cra,1k;
Secretary. Geo. Oray. 1838 Flrat Avo.
Kast. Meets at Fairies' Hall, Vancouver at 2:30 p.m. on first and third
Sundays  In  month.
Local   213���
President. D. W. McDoufrall: Secretary.
F.   It    Bur-roars:   Business   A Rent.   K.11. |
Morrison. Office   448     Pender    Street!
West-     Meets  at   448   Pender     Street
West at   8   n.m.  every  Monday.
���SB SWMtBBB. Local XoT 14��� Presi-
dent. Percy Treviae: Secretary. Chas.
A. Watson. Xo. J Fire Hall. Twelfth
and Quebec Streets. Vancouver. Meeta
at  319  Pender Street  Weat.
Klux Klan in Canada is both timely
and assuring.      Canada already has
enough troubles of her own without j him and suddenly burst out laugh-
borrowing any from   her   southern  ing.    One of the relatives was very
GA-MBST    WOSXE-S,   Local   Xo.   188
.    i Preafdent. Mrs. W.  Mahon: Seeretarv.
His   friends   went   Into  the  house   to [     AdR Hawksworth. 3.1C Flemins; Street.
pay their last respects to him, and j    ^'^Irl^Z S_��h__a ' ^   ��"
one of his old pals looked down at j _nv��_.��. aT __^rr_~iasrr
neighbor; moreover, the recent outrages   committed   by   this band  of
indignant, and asked the man if he
was not ashamed to laugh  in that
super-patriots in suppressing liberal < house at such a time. The offended
movements, particularly in the South- did look ashamed, but he exclaimed:
ern States, should serve to make it i "Poor old John didn't want to go to
doubly unwelcome on Canadian soil. | hesven, snd I know he didn't want
  Ito go to hell; but there he lies all
LET LABOR SPEAK! dreMed UD and no p,ace t0 *�� to"
Curzon, on behalf of the British
Government, has demanded a complete explanation from Moscow for
alleged breaches of the Anglo-Russian Trade Agreement in' the Far
East. Tchitcherin, Soviet Foreign Minister, has replied categorically denying them. Albne, this interchange of
notes between two countries not overly friendly would .excit. little comment, but coming, aa it does, on the
heels of France's intrigue with Poland
and Roumania, in attempting to induce these countries to make war on
Soviet Russia, the note haa a sinister
meaning.
British Imperialism, as represented
by the Curzons, Milners, and Church-
ills, would not hesitate one minute to
embroil England in a conquest of
Russia did they think there would be
sny likelihood of it meeting with anything like popular favor. British
labor on a previous occasion gave notice to these swash-buckling militarists to "lay off." Perhaps it will be
necessary to speak out again.
LONDON.���The "Workers' Dreadnought," Sylvie Pankhurst's paper,
has suspended publication. Financial
difficulties and opposition from the
Communist party which had expelled
Miss Psnkhurst for refusing to allow
the paper to be controlled by the
executive of that party, are the reasons given for the demise of the
publicstion.
The Swiss Social Democratic party
held its congress on September 3 and
4. The party baa not suffered seriously from the Communist split.
There were over 300 delegates present, representing 685 local branches
snd 53,910 members.
Let the mind be open.    The cus-
be relegated to oblivion tomorrow.���
Henry Ford.
OUT OF THE MIST
I peered out of doors one morning,   j
The fog had cast a nebulous veil over
the highway.
In the distance someone walked.
Instantly it flashed into my mind^��� j
this is my enemy.
So I hurried into my house and armed
myself.
I came out again, seeking to vanquish
my foe. when, lo, out of the mist
there walked���My Brother
IN DEFENCE
To correct any misunderstanding which may have arisen
from statements made by th*
enemies or rivals of the Local
Branch of tbe Almagamaled
Society of Carpenters and Joiners, the officers of tbe Society
are compelled lo announce that
they are not. anal never have
been, under any kind of suspension from Headquarters.
Sigaed
T. S. COOPE
W. TAYLOR
W. BRAY
F. L. BARRATT
I.oeal Xo. I*���President. J. Cajmminirs
Secretary. J. W. ranHook. 441 Seymour
Street.    Meets at 441   Seymour Street
at Z:39  p.m   on second and   8:19 p.m.
on  fourth Wednesdays in month.
Wmm WOSKCSS, I^-cal X<..
41���President. J. E. Dawson. Secretary.
F. T. Kelly. 1858 HaJ-tin|rs Street I���at.
Meets seeond and fourth Mondays in
month.   318 Pender Street,
���BTM-Ba. WOOD. wn-E A MXTAt..
Local Xo. -ST���President. A. B. Flnly.
Secretary. A. P. Surge*. 8*9 Fifty-
seventh Avenue Kast. Meets at SIS
Holden Buildinr. Vancouver, at 8 p.m.
on first  and   third  Fridays  In month.
irMOOBAaTa���MB, Local No 41- Pre---
lent. H. J. Rhodes: Secretary. H. Wal-
k��*r. 1888 TVndrell Street. Meets at
Room 38��. Sit Pender Street Weet. at
�� n m. on third Wednesday In month.
.OCO Mom������ emuIBBEWS. Brother^
hood of. Division Xo. ��*���Prealdent.
O. P. Boston: Secretary. H. A B Mac-
Donald. 12*. Pendi.ll St_ Vancouver.
M*et* at I OOP. Ball aa second aad
Fourth Tuesdays In each month at 8
am.
���fcOC-aSfOTTVE
���1BBBUIB. Local So. 858���President.
T. Mcf'wen: Secretary. H. G. Campbell
T44 He'mrken Street. Vancouver.
Meets at I.O.O.F. Hall, oa first and
third T-uradaye sf each  aauth.
t>OMaa_rasHB���~i     a bboc_s.tiom.
I oc-sl Xo. te-SI���Seeretarv -Treasurer.
B Xima: Basinets Afrel. W. Bum. 1-3
Cordova Street West. Meets at IS. Cordova Street Wast, at 8 �� aa, an first aad
third  Frieaya ha
14�����President.
Local
McCartney,
Loral No. 0.15���President. W.
M. Brown; rWrrtary. Birt Showier Office
809 Lahor Hall.    Meets second and fourth
_ ,^??"!!*:LJL^p__!-__* L��Dor H"��-
B-f BBB' 0BTO������ituslness~Agent. R.
Townsend. Meet* at 7 p.m. every
Monday at  181 Cordova  Street  West
B-t-WK   BIBBBMBBBB-    T/ITIOW,
Xo. 878���President. Frank McCann.
Secretary. T. J. Hanafln. S378 Sixth
Avenue West. Vancouver. Meets at
441 Seymour Street, Vancouver, at 2:S0
p.m. on first Sunday   In month.
. B OBBBATIBO ENOIHEKRS,
Irf��cal Xo. 810���President. Joseph
Weelman. Meets st 319 Pemjer St,
W. Vancouver, at 7:30 p.m. on second
and fourth Tuesdays In month.
fTBTSsBOT 8 PBBS AMD ElECTSO-
TIPBB8, -ocal Mo. 88.���President. W.
Bayley: Secretary. A. Tlirnie. 2818
Commercial Drive. Meets at 219 Pender Street West at 8 p.m. on second
Monday tn month.
B B-BCT-2Q B*.I-.WAT IN-
P-OTBBS Or AM_miCA. Amalgamated Association of. Division No. 191 ���
President. R. P.lRhy: Secretary. F. B.
Hrlfftn. 447 Sixth Avenue Bast. Vancouver. Meeta A.O.F. Hall. Mount
Pleasant  at  10:15  a in    On  first   Mon-
_***y  '*'"*1 7 ***"* on tnlrd Monday.
STOaTB CUrTUBS. I^cal l<:���Prealdent. C. Dolmas: Secretary. F. Rumble,
1��8 Oothard Street Meets In Labor
Hall Vancouver at 8 p.m. first Tuesday in  month.
(C.P.K. SyaUm *ro. 11
���Chairman. W. M ftrlse; Secretary.
J. Cunningham. Box 4221. Vancouver. B.C.
-I-UrPBOBB Or-BATOBS ���~_oeal 77
A LB.E.W. Secretsry. Miss T. roxeroft
Of flea Room 308 Labor Hall. 319 Pender
Street. Waat.
' OBIOB, Local Xo. 178���President. R. A. Lawson. 1053 Seymour
Street: Secreiary C. McDonald. P. O.
Box 503 Meeta at 319 Pender Street
Wewt. at S p.m. on flrat Monday In
month.
_ Local 2I��- President
C. H. collier; Secretary and Buslnese
Agent. R N. Neelands; Office 214 Le-
bor Hall. Meeta laat Sunday in each
month at S p.m.
-��.T-ICA_      STAOE      ESFIOT-BS
319   London B-ritoing: Secretary. O-W. j���Local  lis���President .W. J. Park: Sec
Saxted.  318   London  Building.     Meets       friary.  O.   W.   Allin:   Business   Agent
at  219 London Building on first Sunday in  month  at 7:28  p.m
���WAT
*   BAD-WAT     BMOP
Loral  No.  187���President.  A. Osborne
torn which has endured for years may      Secretary.  A. D. McDonald.  991 Pen-
Meets at 298 London Building at  9:29
a.m. on second Friday In month.
Provincial Unions
f?%��tm*L^7M-rI_r__,r^ ._!��? TXCTOMIA-President. C. Sleyerts.  17JI
at 8 p.m. on third Tauralay in month. 1     penman  8treet:  Secretary    B.   Wood-
Tfm1 fl"*"**"* Trial 1SB��� President W ward, 1253 Carlrn Street. Meets at 8
J. Clark: Secretary. 3. G. Keefe: Busl- �����">��� on first and third Wednesdays
ness  Agent,  p.   Bengough:  Office  319 I     ����� month at Trades Hall. Broad Street.
l��n*riW !ir_? vT^f"!:. -**?*���M-..-ll! WOWaUA  TTPOOBAPHICAL tlBlOlf.  Be.
Pender Street W at at 8 p.m. on second J     ����� p^i-m    r    k    r-i.ei.ai-_.   __....
aad fourth Thursday.
. Local Xo. 145���Prealdent I
Bowver; Secretary A Jamleeon. 29% I
Lor.don Building MeeU at Moose'
Hall. Homer Street, at 19 Am. on ;
aecond Sunday in month.
281.���Preei-ent. C. K. christian: Se'rre-
tary treasurer W. H. Otard. Box 209.
Meets laat Sanday of month ia New Trades
Hall. Broad Street.
-ACBIBISTB. -04g�� SSS���Pre*Hent. J.
H. Bobb: Secretary. Evan McMillan:
Busiress Are-nt. P. Bengough: Office
31J Pender Street Wes*. Meets at
f allwir Hall at 8 p.m. on second   and
fourth Tuesday. .   - '.- j
tmnsul SSI    President. Jo��m ���
-President. 8. D.
MrPnnnld Prince Rupert: Secretary.
O. Waddell. Box 452, Prince Bupert.
Meets at Carpenters' Hall on second
and fourth Toeedays of each month.
8���President   J. Lot���an. Nelson;
Secretary. Felix Pexeril, Box ��24  Nel-
_____     '/
Brown:  Secretary.   Oeo.   Annand.  1255   BBTB���BTOBB���President    James     Ma-
thte. Revelgtoke: Secreitary. Philip
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
In thesp columns tlmre will U< printed every week the
leading editorials from other newspapers and magazines
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The Green Rising
CUT WAGES���NOT FREIGHT
For years organized labor has been
endeavoring to compel acknowledge-
|�� ment^by employers that no matter
how unskilled a man may be, he is
entitled to a living wage, providing
he is willing to work. Despite years
I* of propaganda, and education, the
principle is not accepted wholly even
by Joint Councils, Industrial Boards,
or*even the Railway Csmmission of
[�� Canada. The latter body by its actions if not in so many words, in the
past, has laid it down that a man's
pay should he fixed in accordance
. with hia productive capacity, in short,
his ability to make profits for the
boss. How differently the capitalistic
mind operates when financial interests
are concerned is demonstrated in the
decision of the Commission majority
that the time is not ripe for freight
,rate reduction.
Despite   the   incontrovertible   evidence adduced by Chief Commission-
I*       er Frank Carvell and one colleague,
in their minority finding, that the C.
"*       P. R. at the existing rates stands to
make    a   clear    $4,000,000    surplus
j��       above its normal seven per cent dividends, the board majority rules that
rates must not  be cut, and gives a
specious excuse for its ruling.    As a
matter of fact, the reason why these
three commissioners fail to find cause
for   rate  reduction   at  this  time,  in
spite of the  12V_  per cent decrease
in wages already effected, is because
they   are   determined   to   make   the
government railways pay, in the fhee
of bad  location, costly construction
and excessive operating costs.   Rates
must be maintained high enough to
.  enable government roads to carry on
despite the enormous bonus thc public       lie is compelled to hand to the C. P.
R.    In short the much-resisted prin-
l��    '   ciple above referred to is reversed���
even though this system  is too in-
R1       efficient to earn  a  living wage,  it
must be psid whatever it requires.
Little more ��� than a year ago the
board with charming unanimity increased freight rates by 40 per cent
in the east and 35 per cent in the
West, later bringing down these fi-
'^a gures to 36 per cent in the east and
V'O per cent in the west Again more
recently, with the same unanimity
the Board decided that the workers
were getting too much money; and
it waa then argued that high wages
were maintaining high freight rates.
.So the Workers were cut 12'. per
cent. Chairman Carvell and all his
colleagues announced that the wage
It cut waa a public benefit; that the
money taken from the pockets of the
workers would go into the pockets
of the public. At last the truth is
out. The bulk of the money filched
from the workers is going into the
already swollen bank accounts of C.
P. R. shareholders, and the rest is
going to help along Canada's white
elephant, the Canadian National
Railways. The public is to benefit
nothing.
* The general public1' which, sided
with the railways when wsge reduc-
' tions were urged as a step toward
"normalcy" has been stung. Railway wages have come down, but railway freights are still high, and the
pirates of big business are chuckling
gleefully over the neat way in which
the great Canadian Public has been
fooled again.���Western Labor Newa.
arbitration; now, however, it is beginning to marshal its political forces.
In doing so there is no thought of
throwing overboard any of the_ weapons that have done service in the past,
but rather to supplement them in the
political field.
"Accordingly, the Dominion Labor
Party has come as the political expression of Trades Unions. Because
of the constitutional difficulty above
mentioned, this party cannot utilize
existing organization, arid' therefore
makes its appeal to the individual, but
as the trades union members constitute the major portion of the Labor
Party membership the party expresses
the political ideals of Organized
Labor.
"The 'Red' section of Labor, curiously enough, are more opposed to
the Labor Party than they are to the
parties that represent the capitalist
class. No doubt the socialist elements, so called, are logical from their
accepted premises, and are very busy
explaining society and predicting the
revolution that is already here.
"In sending representatives of
Labor to parliament. Labor in no
sense whatever condones the present
system of exploitation. On the con*
truiy, its chief aim is to establish the
commonwealth, but it recognizes the
process through which society must
inevitably pass before the commonwealth is reached, and is preparing
to extract everything possible from
the system that prevails and at the
same time to build both an industrial
and political organization to function
during and after the establishment
of the New Order.
"Political action on the part of Organized Labor has become an economic necessity, although those who
claim to be best able to explain every
action by the philosophy of economic-
determination, seem to think that
political action on the part of Labor
is ap exception to their formula for
the movements in society.
"The officials of Labor find it
necessary, in their struggle for better conditions to deal with parliament.
That being so, they cannot afford to
stop outside of parliament any longer.
"It has become imperative that the
voice of the workers be heard in
every legislative assembly, and those
concerned are taking the proper steps
to this end."���Wm. Irvine in Alberta
Labor News.
POLITICAL ACTION va. MASS
ACTION
As a result of the coal miners' recent march on Logan county, Weat
Virginia, 500 of. them, including all
prominent local officials of the United SITne Workers, have been indicted
for murder, insurrection, etc. Scores
of them have fled, their union officials are in hiding. Who held the
trumps in this contest? The side that
had taken the precaution to capture
the political machinery ��� sheriff,
court, legislature, etc! These same
coal miners cast their votes at the last
election for Harding and Cox and all
the little office-seekers endorsed by
their bosses. They couldn't see anything in the political movement of
the workers. Now, by their own
choice, their lives and liberties-are at
the mercy of their masters.���Miami
Valley Socialist
LABOR IN ACTION
PARTY ADVANTAGE
The date of the Federal elections
will soon be announced, and it will be
well for citizens in all walks of life
to acquaint themselves as to the true
facta of the economic and industrial
situatioa in Canada, whereby the
wheels of industry are stopped and
the people in their economic distress
sre crying aloud for help. Small business men as well as industrial and
other workers have been waiting patiently for "a change" that would
bring better times; they have been
looking for a political Moses that
would lead them out of economic destitution, but neither change to better times, haa come, nor has there
been a Moses raised up to save them.
They will either have to try to save
themselves or perish.
"Until very recently Organized
Labor in Canada waged the struggle
with the weapons of the strike and
Things   have   indeed   come   to   a
, pretty   political   pass   in   a  country
I whep the leader of the government
i urges as one of the reasons for hold-
| ing an early election that a party
[advantage is possible by taking this
j course.    Premier Meighen in his address at London said that if the elec-
; tion were delayed until after redistri-
1 ution the West would gain in Federal
representation while the East would
be likely to lose.    Hence the hurry.
i The government has little in the way
of support to hope for from the West.
The West is entitled to more members
whatever the figures of the census
more moment than political strategy
and the welfare of the country at
large of vastly greater account than
the success of any party.    Premier
Meighen would hardly care to repeat
that statement to a Western audience.
���Renfrew Mercury.
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Czecho-Slovakia    alone    of   these
, Central   European countries remains
ascendantly   industrial.      But   even
j here,   where   the   town   workers   are
I more   solidly   entrenched   in   power
j than    elsewhere   in   the   Succession
States, a .new peasant class is being
j created   and   ii   emerging   into   the
' world  quite self-conscious.    The big
I estates of Bohemia have been divided
j and  given, not to peasants or land-
] workers, but to trustworthy Supporters of the government and to legionaries  who  were  billeted  in   German
districts to  keep  down  German   unrest, thus Czechifying former German
and  Slovak lands.    The agricultural
laborer here has been absorbed  into
the   Socialist   ranks,   and   the   new
peasants    are    politically    educated.
What measures this new peasant class
will  take,  or,   indeed,  whether they
will survive, is a question.   The point
is that the big estate owner has passed ,and that the land has become an
important question in Czech politics.
Even   more   complete,   even   more
significant, is the ascendancy of the
peasant   in    Russia���significant   because the student of Central   European   politics   must  realize Aow  immensely dependent is the whole situation   on   events   in   that   land   of
mystery.
Above The Bailie
In Russia before the war the peasant was a slave. His life was indescribably primitive, and his greatest
ambition was to get any kind of a
job in the town. Today he is abso-
utely in control. He owns land which
the revolution gave him. The Bolsheviks who took away factories and
mills from great corporations did not
dare to nationalize land. Political
changes have not touched the Russian peasant. Lenin, Denikin, and
Vrangel all have the same programme
for him. He may keep his land. He
is the only remaining bourgeois. The
towns once exploited him. Now, he
decides prices, and the whole Bolshevist apparatus of food distribution
must bow to his will. He rejects
money, and fills his house with pianos
and pictures, and hia wife wears silk
dresses. His economic position and
his overwhelming numbers place him
"above the battle."
What the Russian peasant will do
none know. Russia has no conscious
peasant movement. In the Ukraine
bands of peasants rob and plunder.
The class, aa a whole, seem unwilling
to assume responsibility, and offer no
constructive policy. But they are
economically emancipated and have
felt their power. And as the peasant
movement in Central Europe becomes
more self-conscious it is bound to influence the Russian peasant in the
direction of organization, and to seek
to draw him into an international
peasant movement. While it is true
that the position of the peasant is
better than that of a member of any
other working class, it is not true in
most countries that he has grown
richer than he was before the war.
He has cleared off his debts���a prewar obligation of 5,000 kronen was
large, and is negligible today, with
the exchange what it ia���but his real
wealth is less, for he cannot replace
his lost and requisitioned cattle and
his'worn-out machinery. The difficulties in his path have been great.
The temptation to hoard his food
rather than exchange it for worthless
money has not always been resisted.
But it is a question whether any other
class of workers would have maintained production at as high a level under the aame circumstances. The
peasant, therefore, promises a productive state.
The   Green   International
A step toward such s united movement has already been taken. Thc
"Green International" was formed in
Passau in August of last year. The
peasant class, almost completely unorganised before the war, sent representatives from parties in Bavaria,
Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, French
Normandy, Croatia, and Switzerland;
and Holland and Denmark, while not
present, sent messages of greeting.
It is worth while to recall that the
mover of this Conference, Dr. Heim,
of Bavaria, probably had the welfare
and progress of the peasants less in
mind than the idea of forming a
counterpoise to the various "Red" Internationals. But if this was his purpose, he failed, because the body
thus assembled did not kindle to any
programme of championing the town
capitalist against the militant town
worker. What captured the imagination of the gathering was the idea of
putting down once and for all the
ascendancy of the town interests over
those of the country. Their antip-
athey was toward industrialism in all
forms.    In a sense it may be said
that the peasant is more unconsciously "Bolshevik" than the Socialist town
worker, for the latter merely wants
to transfer the control of the industrial system, while the peasant is
willing to see the end of it.
The "Green" International moves
slowly. It is far more difficult to
organize the country than it is the
town. But the new organization exists, it actually represents five millions of organized peasants, and it is
growing, almost without set-back, in
every Central European country.
Peasants Not Reactionary
The peasant, where he is organized
and self-conscious, promises also a
liberal regime. This statement is opposed to the views of most European
journalists, who depict the peasant as
a stronghold of reaction, the supporter of clericalism, and even the bulwark of monarchy. But when the
test comes, events disprove this thesis.
When, in April, Karl of Hapsburg attempted to regain the throne of Hungary, it was the small-holders' party
who insisted that he leave the country, going so far as to cause the dissolution of the Cabinet on the ground
that the Premier and the Foreign
Minister had taken inadequate means
to prevent a Hapsburg restoration.
And when a new Cabinet was formed,
it was the peasants who presented a
platform, calling for the permanent
dethronization of the Hapsburgs, the
restoration, of free speech and a free
Press, and the renewal of Free Trade,
They did not win the first point, but
they won at least the promise of the
others. Even more recently it has
been Rubinek, a peasant leader, who
has taken up the cudgels in defence
of the Jews, protesting against the
unfair discrimination used against
them in the redistribution of cinema
licences���although there are no Jews
in the peasants' party. Nor is it true
that clericalism finds its bulwark
amongst the peasants. The clerical
party has been responsible for the
organization of the peasants in many
countries. This has been the failure
of the social democracy. But it is
difficult to see where a strong peasant movement has advanced the clerical cause anywhere except in Bavaria, and even here a new, radical peasant movement is growing rapidly. The
rise of the agricultural laborer, which
ia coming only slightly behind that
of the small-holder, promises the introduction of a more progressive
spirit.
Opposed To Militarism
The peasant is profoundly non-militaristic, and is proving himself unwilling to vote credits for irredentist
schemes, or to enter army ranks. - In
Hungary a recent demand of the
small-holders has been for the dissolution of the military detachments
which have been kept intact in addition to the regular army, to serve
Jingo purposes. The efforts of Dr.
Heim in Bavaria to make the "Kin-
whonerwehr" a peasant movement
failed miserably. Serbia, a peasant
country without a peasant movement,
is militarist still. Croatia, a. peasant
country with a strong and old peasant
movement, is anti-militarist and Republican.
The Agricultural Chambers of Bavaria aiid Hungary, now proposed in
even more radical form for Lower
Austria, show an intuitive desire on
the part of the peasants to get the
administration of their own affairs
out of the hands of the bureaucracy
which is the curse of .Europe. These
Chambers are an adaptation of the
Soviet idea, without the Bolshevist
philosophy of State Socialism and
proletarian distatorship. How effective they will be remains to be proven.
So far, in Bavaria, they are purely
advisory bodies. But in Hungary
they control the breaking up of the
big estates and the matter of agricultural workers' insurance. In Austria
the movement promises to be more
effective, because here agricultural
co-operation is further developed than
in the other two countries, and the
co-operative bodies will work hand
in hand with the Agricultural Chambers.���The (London) Nation
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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
HOW CANADIAN
CARMEN BENEFIT
Great Advantage Financially and
Morally as Part of International Movement.
FIRST RAILROAD
STRIKE VOTE IN
LABOR ENTERS       o. b. u. charged with :
AIDING CANADIAN
MANUFACTURERS
POLITICAL FIELD
Railway Trainmen Have  Voted Will Be a Vital Force in tbe
Overwhelmingly For Coming Campaign���Farmers
Strike Action. Act With Labor.
By Robert  Hewitt
What consideration is shown to the
Canadian membership of the Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America as
a part of a great International organization, financially and morally?
Out of an approximate membership of 200,000 there are approximately   15,000  in  Canada.
Out  of the four General  Of fleers | t,on_
located in our general offices, two of
them   were   elected   from   Canadian
Lodges.
Out of twelve Vice-Presidents; two
of them are assigned to Cana<|a and
are residents of Canada and members of Canadian Lodges.
Out of fourteen conventions, one
has been held in a Canadian city.
All of our Canadian revenue is deposited in Canadian banks, and all of
our Canadian officers, Deputies, Delegates and Beneficiaries are paid in
Canadian money.
Canadian Investments
Out of the funds of the Brotherhood which is at present invested in
Government Bonds, etc., 25 per cent
of it is invested in Canadian money.
The per capita tax on the Canadian
membership to our legislative body,
namely, the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, is paid by our Grand
Lodge, so that while the American
Federation of Labor cannot legislate
for Canadian workers, wc are not deprived of a legislative body, and are
at no disadvantage in that respect.
We have absolute autonomy in conducting our negotiations, and our
Joint Protective Boards, System Federations and Division No. 4 has exactly the same protection and assistance as similar bodies located in the
Ui.ited States.
Our 15,000 members in Canada are
scattered over a larger territory than
that covered by the 185,000 in the
United States, therefore our expense
is much greater in proportion. Consequently we are at a great advantage
both financially and morally in being
a part of the great international
movement,. rather than being an isolated unit, competing with, rather
than co-operating with the large
membership in the United States
whose interests are identical with
ours.
CHICAGO���The Brotherhood of | while the Liberals are holding con-
sRailway Trainmen, 186,000 strong, jventions throughout eastern and west-
have voted overwhelmingly to strike j ern Canada, likewise tne Conserva-
because of wage reductions, it was, tives, and the daily press is reporting
officially announced by Vice-Prcs:- the deliberations of such conventions
dent James Mi: id oik. ���' to the effect that the Liberals (or the
The strike has been authorized by Conservatives whichever the case may
union leaders and by the general be) are bound to sweep the Dominion
grievance committee of the organiza- jn the forthcoming election, and .glaring headlines tell the bewildered pub
Coiitiniii'd from page one
Murdock denied emphatically the ijc that the Liberal policy is the only
statement published that "railway ; safeguard of Canada (or the Conser-'
union officials are reluctant to au- ��� vative policy, whichever the case may .
thorize a tie-up of the country's trans- be), the Farmers and Labor are go- ;
portation facilities," and that "the i ing quietly about their own business!
workers' vote for a walkout does not   of holding conventions and outlining !
necessarily  mean  that their leaders
will sanction such action."
their policies, with a sureness and
confidence in their purpose of bringing about a reform in the government
of the Dominion.
While it is true that a certain pur-
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PARIS.���The general strike in the
Nord region continues without serious i
incidents, nevertheless, reinforce- j tion of the aforementioned bewilderments of cavalry and infantry have j ed public may be influenced by the
been sent to the district. Roubaix, i headlines in the daily press, yet it is
without being in a state of siege, was j also true that they are becoming
occupied by two squadrons of the 6th j "wise" to that line of "bunk," and if
Chasseurs, two sections of the 509th
Tank Regiment without their tanks,
and a contingent of the 43rd Infantry Regiment, in order to guard the
public buildings.
the reports of the different branches
of the Labor party throughout Canada are an indication, the workers of
the Dominion are not to be fooled by
such any longer.
Busy Back East
SEATTLE.���Prices up and wages In Halifax the Labor party is al-
down is the situation in the lumber ready active and a vigorous cam-
industry, says President Canterbury, paign is under way. A county con-
in the official bulletin of the Inter- vention of the workers will be held
national Union of Timber Workers., on October 4th for the purpose of
"Official reports show that the cost 1 nominating two candidates to con-
of living is on the upward .trend," he j test the constituency in the interests
says. "These reports are short, clear j of Labor. It is expected that Labor
and concise, they leave no room for' will draw a big vote from the county,
doubt. as the fishermen, lumbermen and far-
  ' mers are alive to the need of a radi-
The fifth annual convention of the ! cal change in the administration of
Labor Party, Quebec Branch, will be public affairs. Halifax >Labor is pre-
held in the Longueuil Town Hall, be- J paring to leave nothing undone to put
ginning at two o'clock Saturday after- its candidates at the head of the polls,
noon, November 12th, and continu-l Several months ago the workers in
ing until all business is completed,   j Nova Scotia started local labor par-
 ;  ��� ties which are quite successful.    Re-
The Labor party of Calgary will cently they held a convention in New
send delegates to the joint Fanner- '��� Glasgow and formed a Provincial
Labor convention to be held October j organization demanding that (1) the
7th.    Confirmation of the agreement i present system be abolished; (2) that
reached between the executives of
the Labor and the Fanner parties,
that Labor should contest one riding
the workers secure control of thc
means of production, and (3) that
industry be conducted   for   use   in-
and the Farmers the other, was pre-  stead of for profit   Among the hun-
sented by Geo. Batchelor. j dred delegates present were Mayor
1 Shipley, the labor mayor of Amherst;
Calgary Labor haa chosen William I ex-Mayor Hawkins of Halifax, and
Irvine   for   their   candidate   in   the several others,
forthcoming federal elections.
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THE MOTTO OF ALL ENTERPRISE FOR THE PAST HUNDRED
YEARS HAS BEEN
"In UnionThere
is Strength"
and the progress made during that time has boon largely due to those
organizations by which every nan combine* hit powers with those of
kit fellow being*. Every advance in civilization is marked by an.
organisation created to promote some mutual or common interest.
Manufacturer* combine to control the prices of material* ia the
output of product; workingmon combine to maintain a fair price for
their handicraft, and to protect and uphold tbe dignity of labor.
Th* labor organisation* of tbe various branches of th* printing
craft are engaged in a struggle today for thi* vary purpose. The
office* listed below are distinctly fair to us and ar* certainly worthy
of your influence and patronage.
BLOCHBERGER, F. R.,
31* Broadway East.
CAMB1E PRINTING CO.
321 Cambio Street.
COWAN A BROOKHOUSE.
1129 How* Street.
CROSBY A BISSELL,
BOO Beatty  Street. !
DUNSMUIR   PRINTING   CO.,
437  Dunsmuir  Street.
FOLEY-MITCHELL,
IM Hatting* Street West.
KERSHAW, J. A.,
684 Seymour Street.
MORRIS. J. F..
Roar, S23  Granville  Street.
426 Homer Street.
NORTH SHORE PRESS,
North Vancouver.
PACIFIC PRINTERS,
SOO Realty Street.
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SHOEMAKER A McLEAN.
North Vancouver.
SEYMOUR PRESS.
632 Seymour Street.
SUN PUBLISHING CO.,
137  Pender  Street.
LTD.,
Manitoba Lino* Up
The fact that the president and
secretary of the new Canadian Labor
Tarty are prominent men in the
labor movement of the city of Toronto, is sufficient to ensure s goodly support of the three labor candidates there. In Winnipeg the movement promises to become popular insofar as the Trades Council, D.L.P.
| and I.L.P. have already signified their
willingness to get together on the
political field in the coming campaign,
while the O.B.U., which aa is generally known is not in favor of anything progressive, is the only working
class Organisation that has refused
to unite with the new move. (The
fsct that the new party is supposed
to be made up of working-class organisations may have something to
do with the O.B.U.*s attitude in this
respect.)
.^.Activity In Alberta
Calgary Labor has signified their
intention of participating in the federal fight and has nominated Wm.
Irvine as their candidate. In Edmonton the D.L.P. snd LLP. have held a
joint mass meeting and decided to
co-operate in the campaign. A joint
committee haa been formed which will
meet with a representative committee
of the Farmers' political organisation
with a view of co-operation in the
political field.
Vancouver and New Westminster
Labor have already nominated delegates in the persons of Tom Richardson and R. P. Pettipiece to contest
these ridings in the federal election,
although in South Vancouver the S.P.
of C. have entered a candidate also.
Needless tolsay that the Farmers
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Ladies' tailors in Chicago have defeated an attempt to cut wages 30
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Licensing Journeymen
A communication from the Electri-
i cal Workers asking the Trades Coun-
cil   to   protest   to   the  government
I against  the  passage  of an  "Electri- ;
j cians' Licensing Act" was referred to >
: the Parliamentary Committee.    This
; action was taken because two of the i
| affiliated unions were asking for li- [
! censes for their journeymen in their ,
I particular trade.
The  B.C. Art   League asked the!
; Council to appoint two delegates to ,
its executive committee.   Dels. Clark
| and Cory were appointed".
The    Label    Committee    reported
plans   for   winter   socials   and   same j
were approved.
Del. Herrett reporting for the Bar- j
bers stated that  some of the shops I
were experimenting by taking out the
shop cards, to find out how many ask- ]
ed for it.    He urged organized labor '
to ask for the shop card and to make
known why  they   patronised   union
shops.
Del. Showier said that Campbell's
Storage Company had fired the last
of their union teamsters. This showed that the owners of the "World"
were anti-union. He said that the
Milk Wagon drivers and the Bakery
salesmen all wore the union button.
The milkmen had started their winter
schedule, that w,as why some residents
were getting their milk late in the
morning.
Del. Van Hook, of the Restaurant
Workers, said that owing to the fact
that some of the past officials had
been lenient with employers by allowing them to employ Oriental help,
there was now a tendency to force
the union to further compromise. The
union, however, had decided to stand
pat, and although this meant the loss
of some union houses they either had
to fight or get a wage cut and lose
conditions. The Club Cafe, opposite
the Post Office, had lost the House
Card because they employed Oriental
cooks.    The Log Cabin Lunch at 52
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the minimum,
men to ask for the Union House Card
A    resolution   presented   by   Del.
Herrett   on   behalf   of   the   Cigar
viding the territory up into districts,
each district will elect its own representative, but the General President
and the General Secretary-Treasurer
will be elcted by the entire Brotherhood.    ,
Canada will be one district reaching from coast.
Another very  progressive resolu-
Hnstings East, hsd slashed wages to[tion whjch carried unanirnou8ly pr0.
He urged all labor ,yiAeB  for   the   organ*_ation   of   the
j colored painters throughout the jus-
jisdiction.   The Aero workers will be
organized under the heading of spe-
Makers, asking for the appointment
by the government of another firm
of solicitors for the enforcement of
the Minimum Wage Act, was referred
to   tlie   Executive  Committee  with
power to act.
Oppose Sunday Closing
The council objected to the proposed tightening of the Sunday Closing bylaw of the city and the matter
was referred to the Executive Committee to oppose closing up the city
on Sunday in things that effect the
workers.
PAINTERS PLAN
DISTRICT SCHEME
Six Hundred Delegates at Convention���Montreal Favored
For Next Meet
The Twelfth General Assembly of
the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America
held a very successful convention in
Dallas, Texas, recently.
While the report of the General
President snd the General Secretary-
Treasurer showed a very gratifying
increase in the membership and number of Local Uniona instituted, it
points out also the necessity of each
member assuming his full share of
the responsibility of maintaining a
bold and united front to the enemy
of organised labor; namely the open
shop campaign; which is being
waged all over the continent.
"     600 Delegates
There were six "hundred delegates
present and the spirit of progress and
optimism prevailed throughout the
entire convention. The retiring General Executive board was re-elected
for the ensuing term.
The  General  Secretary-Treasurer
in every constituency are preparing j *>*���<' the 6th Vice-President was re-
to contest the election in the western | turned to .office by acclamation. The
provinces, and in Ontario and Newj*th Vice-President, Bro. Jos. P.
Brunswick they are also active. ! Hunter, of Niagara Falls, On... is the
Taken all in all the Fanners and' representative of the entire Domin-
Labor are a vital force in the coming ion of Canada and ia highly esteemed
campaign in spite of all the bluff and ! hy the majority of the Canadian
bluster on the front pages of the membership and the Brotherhood at
dailies,, snd which we all know is only large for his energetic and common*
put up to attempt to receive the general public and to impress upon them
that the old-time parties are the only
salvation of Canada.���Alberts Labor
News.
sense method of supervising the large
territory under his jurisdiction and
also his wide knowledge of the affairs
of  the  Brotherhood  and   its  needa
when called upon to attend the General Executive Board meetings.
Flan District Scheme
A referendum of the membership,
will be taken on the Question of di-[
cial trades, anfl-chapters granted.
Organizing jjnd defense funds will
be strengthened and the Death and
Disability benefits-'will no doubt be
materially increased.
The reports show a very profitable
and successful convention.
Montreal will bo the next city to
have the convention, receiving the en-
dorsation of the convention by a vote
of 2 to 1 over all aspirants.
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