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THE BRITISH
���
LABOR NEWS
Issued Every Friday
Devoted to the interests of the International Labor Movement
[Subscription: S2.00 Per Year!
1   5c Per Copy
Volume I.
Vancouver; B. C, Friday, August 12th, 1921
NumfaVr 3
NEW INTERNATIONAL
UNION ORGANIZED
Industrial   Union  of  Fruit  and
'  Veretable Workers of the
Pacific Comtt
J. Queen-Britisher or Slave?
John Queen, a marine fireman, did "his bit" in France. He
fought for the "rights of small nations," for "Democracy" and
���gainst the threatened (?) slavery that it was said would have been
imposed by a victorious Germany. After the war he "signed up"
as a marine fireman on the "Canadian Rover." one of the ships
owned by the Canadian Government Merchant Marine Ltd. His
job was supposed to last a year, and although he, and others, made
complaints about the quantity and quality of the food, no efforts
were made to remedy it. The lower deck accommodation was foul
and unbearable, but being mere workers they had to put up with
it. These men were chattel slaves aboard that ship. If they disobeyed orders, or made too strenuous objections to conditions, they
were likely to find themselves in irons. 80 when the ship decked
at Ocean Falls, John Queen made up his mind to quit the ship for
good, although his year was not up. He obtained a substitute, but
the captain would not allow the change. John Queen, chattel slave,
beat it like many of bis ancestors did in bygone days. He was captured, however, and was sentenced last Tuesday to eight weeks in j^**���*** *��,<**** ��.i Engiidi-speak
jail. besides forfeiting $90 in wages due him. Fred Corbett. an ��� "
other marine fireman from the same boat, is serving a like sentence,
banded out by Judge Buggies, of Vancouver. This is nothing more
than a black outrage and such a law should be torn from the statute books of the country. It is a relic of chattel slavery, and give3
full power to ship-owners to force any kind of conditions upon their
slaves, who dare not, under penalty of further punishment, complain. Well treated and well paid seamen do not need such a law
to keep them on the seas. They like the life, providing the conditions are right, but the greedy, Hun-like activities of masters and
owners are driving the best and most capable mariners off the seas
to the detriment of life and property. Under such conditions John
Queen cannot be called a Britisher.   It is John Queen, slave.
��h 1 rr~ -��. i-:-. tt-_*m<-._.: li-tfo na-
added t�� lb* r�����t.-v oi the American
Federation oi Lal*-r la>l, week wliep
1 Secretary' Frank Morrison issued a
charter to the organized fruit and \e-
grtaMr muckers of the Pacific Coast
with headquarter, m Fresno. Cal. It
start* Jfgh an err. IVd membership of
o\er 4Pv> and is chartered under ihe
narhe oi ' Inl* rna;iot__l Union of Fruit
anil VegrtaKr Workers of North
America,     its     territorial     jurisdiction
MACHINISTS UNITE
IN GREAT BRITAIN
1
Strike Breakers'Inefficiency
Membership   of   Nearly
Half a Million
Incompetent seamen were wholly responsible for the drowning of
at least forty-eight passengers of the "Alaska" when that boat
Hew Amalgamation Gives Union 8trnck Blunt'�� **** Saturday night, according to indignant passengers.     Tbe crew were recruited as strikebreakers to beat down
wages, and when the ship hit the rocks, they lost their heads, muddled around attempting to launch the lifeboats, and plunged two,
Amalgamation   and   industrializa- full ��' passengers, into the sea.   They tangled the ropes on the other
tior. of tbe trade anion movement boats, which were in consequence^ held in mid-air, until waves
goes on apace in Great Britain. Ten ' crushed the boats and passengers against tbe side of the vessel.   "It
*gfi��l*l%JZ& SSt^SZ - �������*�� Nutation of scab inefficiency and the danger, awaiting
alternated Society- of Engineers and passengers who are so foolish as to risk their lives on ships manned
formed what is now known aa the by strikebreakers," say union officials.
Amalgamated-   Engineering   Union.       Union regulations require that no man be classified as able sea-
The onion will have a membership of __*si uT v.. _____ ���!,____ ������_-��� _.# j__,i. __m-i_T
470.000.   and   funds  amoanting  to   m*n ��"�� ne n*" !een.5,ree_ veari of deck terV*-
about twenty million dollars.    In I      "Lifeboat and fire drills have become second nature to our men
annnineing the amalgamation J. T. I before they receive their cards.   They keep their heads under fire."
,ic 1 ?ro#y,e' ^T chairm*n ��f.the flfecu        Last Friday week the Canadian Exuorter, owned by the Canadian
:ak ' tive   Counctl,   among   other   things.   _ _ ��i      _.     �� m�� r�� ~j        "  .r   "__.,    Tr     ������������'��������
th* United State* and j _ay��:- "Tolerance, sympathy, mutual Government Mercnant Marine Ltd., and manned by strike-breakers,
Locals hate Urn e-ta��Ji-hcd in! helpoalness. and unity of purpose are went ashore and became a total wreck. The company, however, is
iw p��� ipa! trat *r.d vt*r j the essentials that make for success gtiu opposed to paying decent wages and improving the working
'tirS tUTHitlftS dWu%8toTeach,V.ndd.roff*u,�� ~nditiT��ns o{ lhe crews.   Another boat of that company, the Can-
���i j.,.���- - mi? '������-< .-��� "'to contribute by thought, work and  adian Importer, is lying in the Vancouver dock waiting for a crew.
action towards that end."   This new The officials have even -gone to the jails in an effort to hire men
union is a machinists* union and has to take the claces of the strikers.   No doubt John Queen will be
given his "freedom" if he will accept a job on this boat.
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PREPARING FOR
BRITISH ELECTION
Labor Party Organizing to Put
Candidates Into Every
Constituency
London.���Organization for a Labor
party government of Great Britain
was begun two weeks ago at the first
of a series of 28 organization conferences that are going to be held bv th<
Labor party in every part of the Unit
e<l Kingdom. Representing every con
Stituency of the Northeastern District
���Durham and North Yorkshire��� 3%
delegates at Darlington made plans for
a working-class sweep in the genera'
elections that everybody feels is shortly to be held
Coalition Is Slipping.
���The -TcUrtition - is slipping.' and the
day of the workers is at hand. That
was the keynote of a number of im-
|Mprtant speeches by Arthur Henderson.
Sidney Webb, and others.
"When the next appeal is made to
the country." "������'<������' Henderson, "it will
have more direct and greater conse^
quences to the whole working class of
the country than any which preceded
it"
The party hopes, said HcndcYson.
that the conferences will help to clear
the atmosphere and to remove some of
the difficulties and strengthen the sol
idarity of the movement in the country.
If they did not do so, it would not be
die fault of the national executive or
the officials.
They  would  seek to encourage  the
constituencies to make every prepara
tion so that even if the election came
as a thief in the night they would be
ready.
The government had tost 15 by-elections since December. .1918. nine of
which  had   fallen to the  Labor  party
LECKIES TRYING FOE
AH    OPEN SHOP
t'i��..��    tmr4��.\i-d   r>   lj!ritrai��   great
orange    g---\��~.    ietm-n    Hints.   app'c
peach,     plum,     olive     and   cherry    or
I chards.   as   well  as   iho^e  in  the   shipping   sheds   aj.d   parkin*:   plants.     Em-
-j plover* ..r canneri(s also are under the
j junsdirtion   of   the   new   organization.
an agreement with the International
Association of Machinists (Canada
and U.S., by which all cards of either
organization will be accepted by each
THcy ir-cludc ��� with full benefits. The same agreements are also in force with European countries, thus _ making the
Machinists' Union truly international.
LOCAL PRINTERS
BUSY PICKETING
Employee*  of  the   Leclde  Shoe   Co.
will  start  picketing  the   factory  Monday  morning  unless  the  firm chances
its   attitude   before   that   time.      The.
company gave all its employees notice I
two weeks ago that the factory would | Rallantrne
be   closed   down   for   two   weeks   and| ��
would reopen at reduced wages and as
���   "opent shop.'*   Present   indications
CONTRACTS JUGGLED
BY AUTHORITIES
Tbe   striking   printers   of   Vancouver
j are still standing solid.      Pickets have
Your one best asset���an ad   in The l bccn   doing   good   work   and   meeting
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GETTING ACTIVE
The Department of Labor at Victoria has invited the Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council to send a delegation of nine to confer with members
of the government and the city council in an effort to devise ways and
i.wrnns of remedying th< unemployment
pr Mom. This meeting is apart from
the one now being held tinder th��
cha:rmanship of Attorney-General Far-
ris with the employers of lalior. The
plans and sugges-tions of the two Ii-m!-
ics will 1* dealt with by the gnvcrn-
aaent at a later date and will in all
probability provide a beneficial remedy
tor tbe situation facing the workers
this winter
HOVEL STRIKE OF
SHOE WORKERS
Shoe shops in Haverhill Mass.. were
die scenes of a ne* kind of strike a
tew days ago. Stitchers in fourteen
factories were at their machine, as
��:��i>al. but sfitched no shoes. Instead
they passed their time knitting., sear-'
h.g and in conversation. In other departments of the factories; the whirr
of the wheels went on as usual. The
stitchers were carrying out a decision of the Shoe Workers' Protective
Union to make protest in this manner against delay in fixing prices on
La piece work basis. The manufacturers had proposed that pay be at th?
rate of 60 cents an hoar, bat the
stitchers voted to work on no shoes
for which piecework rates were not
provided. The stitchers won their
point-
mi
an
are that the employees will not return
to work under those conditions aad although the firm has made big ! wage
cuts in some cases and no wage cuts
in others, with the apparent idea'of dividing the workers, the employees arc
not going to be fooled that way. No
efforts have been made by the company
since the close-down to approach the
union, but it has circulated the employees. But, as we said before, they arc
not  falling for the "open  shop" stuff.
Be    particular   demand .the.    onion
label, shop card and working button.
LABOR POLICE FOR
STRIKE
S?n   Francisco   Unions
for Emergencies In
Threatened Strike
(By Federated Press)
San Francisco.���The general conference committee ("rank and file com
mittee") of the Building Trades Union is planning to organize a "labor
police" of 500 union men to patrol the
city and maintain order in the event of
a general strike. It is planned to have
this auxiliary "police" force, which will
follow the model of that initiated during the Seattle general strike, composed entirely of war veterans.
Arrangements  are   also  being  made
for a body of 100 speakers to go to tbe
individual unions and urge the necessity of the strike against the "Atncri
can plan."   Ballots have been issued t-i
the various unions calling for a referendum vote on the subject, and special
meetings have been called for the pur
pose.   The Glass Workers" Union   ha
already voted in favor of the general
strike,  without waiting for the ballots
lo reach it
Get
Easy Kdrings" with the Aid
of "Out" Servants.
The  contract  let by the  Vancouver
Harbor   Commissioners   to'   the   Xor-
RAILROADERS SAY
CARS ARE NEEDED
"Whereas the motive power and
rolling stock of the Canadian   Na-
thrrn Construction Go. for the Italian
tyne Pier is one of the worst cases of
"easy pickings'- and oi actual law dodging   by   government   authorities   that
has come to tight for some time.    The
Ballantyue pier is being financed by the
Dominion government, and the federal
bw   calls    lor   the   insertion   of   the
"FairAVage Clause" in all government
contracts.   Watt this contract was let]tioaaj J��0wajm v already incapable
by the Vancouver Harbor Cornn^sknT {��f baniiWa;��e*tln�� ���_���_�����; .very
Jers. who must have hen cognisant of
j the  law. the clause  was  not  inserted
[aad ever  since  the work  commenced
��� the cnostrnction company has taken ad
vantage   of   the   eliminated   clause   by
slashing  wages and  increasrig hours.
A great many cvmiaiiniications   have
been   sent  to die  government  on   the
question, but the bock has been passed
to   the' coaanussioners.   who.   in   turn
state that  they were advised by their
engineer    that   the   insertion    of    the
Federation
CNR. and Says Ha Policy
Is 111 Advised
An important resolution waa presented to the meeting by the Edmonton railway employees, which dealt
with unemployment on the railways
and the disrepair of cars which will j
be needed to carry this year's crop.'
The resolution in full  was as fol-
with    good    success    in    withdrawing
| strike breakers imported from the east.
, but  the  supply  continues  to come   in.
| A committee approached the city conn
! cil  this  week   in  order  to  lay a  pro-
I test   against   the  importation  of    these
' strike   breakers   and   to   urge   the   city
council Jo make efforts to stop the employers from swelling the ranks  of the
unemployed with these men. The conn
Condemn'Cl'  a!-'r<'<-<l to ,al"'  *tcps in the matter
! and will also make an effort to bring
J ttrt-  opposing  parties  to  terms.   Councillors Tisdall and Owen were appoint
rd   for  this  work.   A  dance  is to  lie
held   Friday   night   at   Hastings   Park
Pavilion in aid of the Bindery Workers.
FAIR WARNING
divisional point on the system is
congested with bad order motive
power and rolling stock; since the
commencement of 1921 thousands of
Canadian citizens have been forced
to work half time, thereby being deprived of the necessary means of
subsistence; and whereas we believe
this policy of the Canadian National
railways is ill advised and contrary
to the requirements of efficient railroad management, therefore be it
resolved that we urge the Trades and
Labor Council to co-operate with the
Our two weeks offer of one year's
subscription for one dollar is up. This
week we increase die price to $1.50
for one year's subscription, but this
will be withdrawn next Friday. If you
think the paper is worth having for one
year yon had better subscribe today at
the special price.
clause was not necessary.     Thus    the
clause was left out in spite of the fact ��� _      _        _    _       . -   _ __. .
that the Department of Marine and <_$* ��?_??V P*?4 �� *__& _and
Fisheries at Ottawa admitted that the 1 ?��������� official bodies, that full time
commissioners had given them to
derstand that the rliMTr was being inserted. If this is the land of juggler)
that the authorities adopt sand sanction,
then its time the workers took a
serious stand in the elections.
AUTO MECHANICS TO OR-
Plans have been arranged for an organization meeting of Auto Mechanics
to be held in the Lai** aS Wednesday
at 2J0 pm. tor night men. and $ p.m.
for day men. AH auto mechanics are
invite  dto attend.
Fa.thf.1 to Hi. Tiwt*
be immediately restored, thereby en
deavoring to pot the rolling stock
and motive power in a condition to
handle the crop, and also restore to
the employees their previous standard of living."
STETTLER CIGAR CO.
TO FACE COURT
A politician who had disserved his
country in a very high legislative
place passed away and a number of
  I Washington newspaper men were col-
LONGSHOREMEN PASS laborating on an obituary notice.
VITAL RESOLUTION     r���"% ,^L*en_!_y  rf  him?"
asked one of the aenbes.
* n.  x-   ._�����    �� ____j_�� "Ob, just pot dawn that he was
paieTS STe SSSn^taVwfSr I *T^i^to.��^ .f the
wra^^irevento a^ninl ^-vSTS&jX^�� yt
eTploy'eu3 V �� ^SSSaa^S}^' * ��" *�� -~ �����*�����������-
company or corporation from holding office or representing a local of
the I. L A. in any capacity without
first obtaining permission of his
district officers and international
headquarters. The effect of this
resolution will be to bar any non-
active member oft tbe Longshoremen.
who is not working at the business
and whi is employed in other work
outside Longshore work, from holding office in the Union.
The election of a: delegate from
the I. L A. to the 1922 convention of
the Trades and Labor Congress of
Canada resulted in the election of
Michael J. Murphy, of Local 269,
Halifax.
Tbe locked out cigar, makers of the
Stettler Cigar Co. will have the satisfaction of seeing their late ' employers
charged with the violation of the minimum wage act at the court house Friday morning. The company is facing
five charges, which were to have been
. heard last Friday, but the manager
j could not he located although it is alleged that he knew of the charges.
TO THE HOUSEWIFE
The Valley Dairies. Ltd, and the
Fraser Valley Dairy" are the only two
dairies in the city employing union
drivers and union help. The milk from
these firms is sold at the same price as
the non union dairies. Why not patronize them and help keep up a decent
standard of living?
Meetings Next Week
MONDAY
Iron
ASIATIC MEETING
SACRAMENTO, CaL���A bakery
of this city is suing the bakers' anion
for 140.000 because the onion made
known the fact that the bakery waa
conducted in a filthy manner, and
thereby lost its custom.
Several thousands of negro freight
handlers are now affiliated directly
with the A. F. of L through local
anions in Virginia. Kentuck and the
' states to the southward.
De,c����*e�� from various labor, soldier
and other organizations in Vancouver i
will   meet ^Tuesday.   August   16th.   rot
room 5 of the labor hall, to take up the I
Asiatic question. ����� ';
PRINTING
DANCE
A dance in aid of the striking Bindery workers will be held Friday evening, Aug. 12. in the Hastings Park Pa-,
vilion. Dancing will commence at 9 p. |
m. and continue till 12. Music will be
snppplied by Tibb's fi��*-piece orchestra,    tickets, gents SAr. ladies. 2Sc
TUESDAY
Union Directory
THURSDAY
Trades and Labor Council
Maintenance Employees
Railway Conductors
FRIDAY
Civic Employees
SATURDAY
Photo Engravers
SUNDAY
JOINT COUNOLS
IN FIVE CITIES
Building    Industry    Takes
Subject Of Joint
Conferences
Up
Practical organization work' in connection with the formation of Joint
Councils of Industry as recommended
by the Joint Conference of the Building
Industry held at Ottawa some time ago,
has been accomplished in Western Canada cities during the past few weeks. T.
A. Stephenson of the Department of
Labor, who has been touring the west
as special organizer of these councils.
Mr. Stephenson reports that at Van
corner, algary. Edmonton. Saskatoon
and Moose Jaw. in the Building Trades
and at Edmonton also in the printing
trade committees of representatives of
employes and employers have been appointed and are now drafting onstitu-
tions for their resocctive localities. Each
constitution when drafted is to be submitted to each union and each employers' association in the jurisdiction, to
be amended and finally ratified.
While the Industrial Joint Council
under the Federal scheme is yet more
or less in the experimental stage. Mr.
Stephenson says in Toronto, where the
first council was established, splendid
work has been accomplished. It is anticipated that a similar council may lie
established in Winnipeg to function for
the building industry,
 '���:o:	
WELSH   GOES   EAST
F. W. Welsh, business agent of the
Plumbers' and Steam Fitters' Union,
leaves for the east next week. He will
attend the Trades and Labor Congress
hi Winnipeg and will then go east to
the Plumbers* convention at Providence.
Rhode Island On his way east he will
investigate conditions in the many cities in connection with the activities of
organized labor.
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FIVE GIRL PICKETS
HELD IN JAIL
(By Federated Press)
Oklahoma Gty.���Five girl pickets,
members, of the locked-out Bookbinder** Union here, hav; been arrested for
picketing the plant of the Western
Bank Supply and charged with "di��-
j orderly conduct"
No statement concerning any disturbance was made, however. Hearing
has been delayed time and again in the
case.
Unionists are contributing weekly
toward the support of the girl bookbinders. The staff of the Oklahoma
Leader, labor daily, has "adopted" one
bookbinder in this manner.
SEND IN THE  NEW8
GUNMEN SPIED ON
UNION ACTIVITIES
Now Has Three Murders to His
Account ��� Senators Shocked
at Recitals
C. E. Lively, the mine owners' gunman of West Virginia, who killed SmI
Halneld and Ed. Chambers last week
recently testified to his activities before
the Senate committee on lalior and
education.
To that committee is assigned the
duty of fixing responsibility for a complete breakdown of civil authority and
the setting up of a feudalistic government under the guns of thugs employed by the mine owners.
All the charges made by those witnesses have since been confirmed by
other witnesses presented by the operators. Callously contemptuous of
public opinion, mine owners have admitted that they recognize no law but
that of their own making and no authority that interferes with their determination to maintain undisputed sway
over the destinies of thousands of
people who are defenceless and helpless save as they are defended and
helped by thet United Mine Workers
of America.
Senators  Shocked  by  Revelations.
So brazen and shameless were the
witnesses of mine owners that members of the committee were forced to
protest vigorously against their recitals. This was particularly true when
Senator Kenneth McKellar turned
away in disgust from the shameless
confession of C. E. Lively, a Baldwin-
Felts operator, that he had courted and
won the confidence of .the workers for
the sole purpose of betraying them.
Unblushingly. Lively admitted that
he had killed his man in Colorado when
the operators were employing Mingo
county methods to subjugate the mine
workers of that State. He killed in
self-defense, he said, and then declared for 16 months he remained in jail.
"not wanting a trial." While there he
talked with other prisoners, trapped
them into admissions that were reported to the Baldwin-Felts agency, and
enjoyed the protection of the authori
tics. When this creature had performed all the vile service of his employers he pleaded guilty to involuntary
manslaughter and was released. Since
then he has maintained his dual relationship toward the miners' organization and the Baldwin-Felts outfit.
Lively went into West Virginia
when the mine owners had determiu
ed to prevent their workers joining the
union. He was active in organization
councils and was made sin officer and
entrusted with important responsibili
ties. He accepted expenses from the
mine workers while be was betraying
them to the operators and could see
"no harm in this."
Senator McKellar pointedly expressed his abhorrence at this treachery and
deceit and they were defended by former Congressman S. ^. Avis, counsel
lor the operators
"He has that right," declared Avis,
reitrring to Livel/s betrayal of the
workers. "That is the method practiced by -the Department of Justice. I
think that it is practiced in every department in Washington."
"I do not believe it." responded Senator McKellar, with emphasis. I sincerely hope that it is not practiced by
the Department of Justice. I would
feci much more resentment against the
Department of Justice if I thought that.
"I will say that it violates every idea
of rights I ever had. I never would
have believed that a thing like that'
would happen and I am not surprised
that you are having trouble down there
in Mingo county."
Restrictions on the number of witnesses allowed the operators prevented them from introducing scores of
under-cover men who might have told
the same story.
Militia Controlled by Operators.
The so-called military force that is
now maintaining martial law in the affected district, harassing and beating up
miners and their families and deporting
union officials, is completely under the
control of the mine operators, Capt. F
Brockus, commander of the West Virginia State ponce, declared.
Brockus testified . that in selecting
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THE B.C. LABOR NEWS
. passengers   were   dumped   into   the
sea from lifeboats which an inexperi-
' e.:ced crew was attempting to launch
News in Brief
Official Organ of th. Vancouver Trade,'�� '"��*�� th* ��|"^n��' veMeL   ** what!     On  August   15  the  International
and Labor Council and AffUiited      , *�� these ship owners care about a   Photo Engravers' Uni6n will open iu
Unions. few lives, if there is an opportunity j convention in Toronto.
".-..,,    I,   to increase their profits. Union crews     _...,,.._.T:v.  _ .,     t,    -       ,    ���
<....,. I   <'  mtnittrr -   F    \N     Welsh.   It ���     j  j  ._       __.     _  ��_,_  i_��_       S1 DN fci. V S. \\.���TI��e inumber -ii
k   lUnoTland W  J   Bartlett.      i were *W>'��d.��l throughout the tote, ^  unionuda in  Australia at the
R. IJeiigougn. and        j   �� a . ^ for ,.democnM.y..  because they! ;nd of .920 waa 684.450.   This rep-
Publlshed every Friday at Labor Hall, j risked their lives every day to keep: resents an  increase of 567*65  over
ODD BITS
(Conducted  by   Sydney   Warren I
Trades Union Directory
I So.ret.iru-s are requested to keep this Directory up-l.v J_Ir
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the lines of transportation and com-1 ��be previous year.
319 Pender Street Wast
Telephones Seymour 74yS-74**>
. ,���>   Vtaeo^*c'BC.  ���   ,nnht.n'marines  were  "hooting  their  torpe
Second (law mailing privileges applied.
for.
Subscription  Bates:
S2-00 per year by mail in Canada
S2.5J per year outntle Canada
Advertising Bates upon application
FKIDAV.   \l (.1 Si
their lives in the interests of Allied
'shipping; but, scarcely had the war
clouds passed away, when an attack
i was made upon the wages and work-
It w. WATTS  -   EJitor ana Minager  if))_ condition,.^,   the  sean-.en.     All
i,    ].,>! j their heroism and sacrifice bad been
���' forgotten, dollars and cents counted
A   LABOR  CLASSIC
Anything  for  aamja   rights   it  con
��� . tiomal.   -V��  L-a^-ing  in hook.',   to
The number of !*'���'*���' acqnircd ������ coirts, .no jAar*t.,'��,
, ^Tkiu'ii���, n ~__i__' union* at the end of 1920 were 388.! '��   forensic   d.-J-.ngs.   no   cunnm ���   �� ;
mumcation open while German sub-.   ,>f.:ting   hairs,   can  impair  the   : .: r
The  local  street  car company of' '���' *rcof.   This  u   the supreme law of.
does into the hulls of the Allied ships.   Denver. Col-, has rewarded its -free' ���"*��'   '�����*    --layfatae   to   the   contrary
Hundreds of these union seamen lost   and independents" by slashing wages.) -<**ilkstand,ng.-Cmmrles   \umner.
These   employees   broke   the   recent _
strike of street car men who resisted
wage cuts.
V     ��
DESTRUCTION OR CONSTRUCTION^ '
RICHARDSON SPRINGS, CaL���
When tire broke out here recently
the summer visitors objected to being
drafted as volunteers to fight it- Unemployed men from a "jangle** in
more from then on. This only is the vicinity immediately offered their
why non-union, inexperienced crews ^'j^,; "rui aved *"* towI
are   used   to   transport    passengers
We might
destruction.
CAR
Cani��o   i-. 'Ie,��d'*
\.-:. tl.ai.k-. to the ingenuity of mod-j,
. T-n invention, the magic echo ot hi> j
. .uce i* ?ljl" with i-�����and lor tin. ic:
are   thank "til
Jenny I irtd is dead and tlie world,
'..... 'mt the r.erTv.'ri oi tbe Swc-li-h I
"tghtirgate an I memories are poor -��t I
b. .t ��� ��� I
��'aro-��>   produced   nothing   material'
He  Ssiilt   neither  railroads n-'r  >t -ck
across treacherous seas.     We might       HALIFAX.   N.   S.���-A   resolution  >r.���|..
place the blame on the crew because, (remanding work, or in lieu of work..'   He    neither   held    n.-r    ...uutlit   bui-i
the    necessaries   of   existence,   waa-.'ace   ii   goiemment   >>r  lii-rm^*
He 'lid not even give advtc-.- ��>n ho*
movement   was  an  -J-  �����   ���-   ��e ���c..eve v..�� ���.* a...,���-. c.= ����_.-   the unemployed of the city, attended   ,.   hcomc  succoiul'
to that  body.     IU  onslaughU.  how--be   held   responsible   and   should   be   Common.    It is estimated that there       \nd   , ,-t   a   :V-   davs  a^>.  patrician
ever, having failed, the party unoffic-i piven  prison  terms.     This, however,   by about 2.0C0 people on the Halifax   ,. I   .. a an:.   stood   wi:h   t����wel   b .. I
ially adopted a "boring from within   js  impossible,  because  jails  are  not   are 1.000 unemployed. _;���|   ,!,��Unc-*t   eye*   i:i   r->pert   t��   the
For many years we were a member of the Socialist Party of Canada,
hence we know that the trade union ! ���f the dirty job they accepted,  but
ent   was  an  object  of  attack   we believe that the shipowners should   ^i"_^_L_T_7_v* _!__"f_*_��.��i
i Vancouver Unions
|w_ura
s.Jent F. W. Welsh:
Secreury. I��. Bensouch. Offtc* >������
iMbnr Hall. ]!�� I'end��r StraM Weat.
Pji>n* Sermour *��>$. Meets In Labor
Hall at s p m. on the first aad third
Thursdays  In month.	
BUIXODtO  TT_AJ>KS  CpnKCILr--CIi_u_iui.
O   C.  Tkssa.   SccrsUrr.    st*T   stassscar.
OOles S!0 Lshsr HalL  TsfMU tint  aad
third Wsdsssssy m aisath at Lzbtw HilL
MAMMMW SaiifSSUUI. Local No. JTl-
I*rtrs..lent. H. Curtis. Seervrary. W.
Rarr.sw. i?~ Klw-ntb At��iiw�� Km��x
Meets at tl> rVnder Street West on
*-rt**<i Sunday of each month- at S pttn.
aTa��_tW-atT._ rxotm.   csmxnx.   naro
norr cami woaxns���i-t.-- ,!��� -1
P. P. O/UKti. Secretary. \V. It. Me-
Usn. , Z't'i Broadway West. Jims
at SIS Pender Street West at J pm.
yrery  t&ird jruesday_ in  month.
taianr rjmmaTa.Tionai. vanow.
tjoeal Xo. lift���l��reslctent. C. EL H��r-
r��:t; Secretary. A. !J Jennie. J.O
<"ambV Street. M^els ltoom 313. 31*
Pe.-id��T Street W��|, a! T:t�� p.m. on
seewnd  and fourth Tueolavs tn month.
. si.lent. John
Brmsn. Seeretsry. Uea Annand. 12$t
Albert Sii��l Meets at Labour Hail
at S pns.  an first   and  third  Friday.
������Man OV ���. C���President. Dan Can*
!������: Ssrrvtary. W D.>aald**a. I0S M.ia
StKvt at " fm. first sad third Wcdawtsy.
FLO
_ Local No. ��i l'r.��Mfst,
J Smith: Secretary. R Showier. Sit
("endve Street Weat. ��.<���� at Jit.
P��ider S'.-rt West at t p.m. on a*e-
���>r,.t and  foorth   Frtdsys  in  month^
,V?J5f2--I>?com*TO"* * ***Bsw
MASaXMB, Local \_ i:��-Seer��tary.
! \m���� its <\.-.|,>v_ Street Meeta
at !!*. Cord-��ea Street, at t p.m. on
s.eond and fourth Thur^taya In month.
rui oauvaTJsn. anaxpoK. wsutr'ii
DOCK BMUIU, Local No _t*4���
Presideat. W. It IVllarJ Srereury,
N. II Vernon. Box 33*. Meeta at lit
Pender Street West. Vancouver, at ���
p m on serond and fourth Fridays of
month.
policy"   to   pet   control,   and   having i built in the United States, nor Can-
practically obtained control, the des-1 ada, nor anywhere else for that mat
ter, for that purpose. The crew
might be given prison terms for being incompetent, the officers f'ir being drunk or careless, but the own-
Inaction of the craft union movement
was attempted by the formation of
the One Big Union. Now���with what
object in view, we do not know���the
Socialist Party of Canada is attempting the destruction   in  Winnipeg of  as it stands today.
the one and  only stronghold  of the 	
One Big Union. We have a circular If the housewives of Vancouver
letter to hand from the Executive discover that the bakery salesman
Committee of the Fort Rouge Unit is late every Friday from now on,
of the O. B. U. (one of the largest they can put the blame on the B. C.
Railroad Units) calling for a special Labor News. The union of 12"> has
meeting to rid itself from "the con-1 subscribed in a body for one year
trol of a clique of officials" who are and the members will want to read
disrupting the organization of the the paper before delivering the bread,
entire city and district. These officials are members of the S. P. of C.
One acre of bana trees in a year;
will produce IT.uOO pounds of the'
world's cheapest food. Yet that well-
known philanthropist and 100 percent American institution, the Unit- ,
ed Fruit Company, will sell it to us
at  15 to 20 cents a pound.    That's
r:--T'-r\     oi    thi��    man.   *��h<>-c     iur"
ohn-ed   that   ���>i   c<��!t--mp-��r.��ry    Km^.
tir'icr.t"-    ^:td    State.I'K-ri
��        ���        ���
did  but   "ii-.-   thing-In-   ��a-n;
ell.   they   are   above   the   law   ��hat makes banana perls so slippery.
The Trades and Labor Council of
Hull. Que., have gone on record to
::.-k the Dominion Trades Congress
meeting at Winnipeg, to urge that
ror.sription be maJe unlawful in
Canada until such time as it has
been approved by the voters through
a referendum.
Tart
..!   Imc'
He rjp. the nh<dc itaniut ������: iii:m.��ii
.-r'-.ti.rfi'. ri ~ors and in <e��r��j thi- he
-tr-.Kk the onr chord that e'\����kcd i:>
p_ti:��-r  and  prince a  citmon   nr��j><>!i~e
Whctt he -anc �����! 'He heart br-.Jc "i
ilouri and hi* ia::bb-��* wile, be in'
ted at ^nkr-own ^.ul c!v��rd'. willii'i
u-'
And tthen. entuHilH-'l with hi�� If
!<>\."L Ke l-ade iarewel! to tlie -.arth
the IJ.����I ran. hot .��!:d .wif't tbr'Utb
>ur   \cinv
siArrsMTTBs.  nnyp  roaoi
���taTXPXMa, Loeal No 1$1��� President.
W. J. Bvrtlelt: Secretary..T Mrllus;ri.
!<�� Snih Avenue West. Meet�� at
3IS Pender Street West at I p m. on
third Tuesday of such  month.
���ottTSMa aririrtv tmost _n_xPBvn.D-
tSS    ft   M_TI-raT_M.   I^-al    Vol   1M ���
President. R. Lynn. Seeretarv. A.
Pra*er: lt-M>m 3*3. 31�� Pender Street
j West. Meet* at 3!�� P-ncter Sir^et
We*:, at < |>m on fimt ar.d third
M.'nd'^-*   of e��ch   m��inth.
Local No. S�� ���
I"rei��:dent. F. Looaer: Secretarr. Cor-
���Ion HJsrards. i;il Fifth Avenus West
Meets at World Building. Vancouver,
at i pm   on Saturday of each week.
l.orai x-,. ������� IVesKdent. Charles KeaJL
Secretary, Alfred Hurry. S<1 Thirty*
'���>urtrt Areaue |!s-tt. Meets at lit
Pender Sirr^t We*t. at S P m. on first
"edres-lay   in  month.
MTtm    ���irrrn   rr.sia���t,    oT
He>��; S^-retary. J L. Irvine: Business A^ent E. a. Uoildard. *S(
Itiehar.l* Street. M&U at IIS Pender
,S!re�� XV. ��t <>n f:r��| and third Monday   tn   month  at   i  p.m
rrrsemens an   srxsn   rimas.
I^eal X* iTO��� PrewJ.r.i. lien Slmh'jme:
Seeretary J Crmriher BiMseu Areat.
F ��' Wel*h. ����ff.e, sol Labsr Hall.
Meet* at 3I�� Peed>r Hi reel We*t. at ���
a m.   o�� teeoad asd fe.rth Fridays.
poxacca-KM-a  r-tDsoaaTioaT.    Dneai
���-Presr'dent. Roy   A. Perry: See-
Living  costs  remain so high  that
a  reduction  of wa^es or Workers is
not  warranted. Federal Judge Sam-'the !���
The Workers International  Indus-   ��el Alachnler of Chicago ruled as an
..... ... , ..     o      arbitrator of disputes over wages and
and the statement says that they t'"" Lmon, an auxiliary of the So-, wor|_jn,- conditions in the packing
were responsible for the recalling of cialist Labor Party has opened up industry. He dismissed the appeal
Johns and Russell from the organiz- ����> attack on its old enemy the I. W. of the packing houses fora 5-cent
ing tour: disrupUng of the Building: W.   in   Vancouver and  at the same j ^".our cut ,n the pay of more than
Trades Council; disorganizing the *>me taking a dig at the remnants of
Kcnora unit; preventing the railroad the O. B. U. thus making a regular
men from holding a meeting in Vic- mulligan of all three
toria Park; preventing the Central;
Labor Council 0. B. U. from circular- j The Provincial Government has
izing the units with certain special 'helped launch sixty-five new indus-
minuteaof the council; abusingJnem-jtrie�� "�� th* province through the
hers who did not aee eye to eye with j medium of an Advisory Industrial
the Socialists and personal abuse both Council. Over one million dollars
from the editor and manager of the h��* been loaned, some of which has
One Big Union Bulletin upon the j already been repaid. WhUe about
executive of the Fort Rouge unit three of f1* ,0����� haT�� ***" unsatis-
On top of this comes word to theif*ctory> *** re*��,to *��� ��� who,e �����
effect that the Street Railwaymen'a encouraging and of real benefit to
Unit of the O. B. U, has broken upjthe Province.
and an independent union formed
which will "dearly represent the
view of the rank and file" and looks
very much like more S. P. of C. work.
Is it any wonder that the rank and
file of the trade union movement,
having been "educated" by the S. P.
of C. to criticize the officials, activities and aims of the Trade Union
movement, should "follow their leaders" into the One Big Union to be
used to further the ambitions of that
political party? Is it any wonder
that the Trade Union movement fails
to function aa effectively as it might?
la it any wonder that the One Big
Union has become another "Big Fail-
100,000 workers.
THE  SCAB'S   PRIDE
No scab would write back home and
aay:
"Dear mother. I am scabbing;
I'm working here in a non-union shop
At the only job worth grabbing.
i I work, eat, sleep here on the job;
Am hemmed in like a crook,
' And have pickets watching me
Sent hy the men whose job I took."
Nor would he write to Molly Dun
And say: "My Molly, dear.
I want to prove myself a man.
And that is why I'm here,
I'm praying for the day to come
When you and I shall wed.
I know, dear, you agree with me,
'Tis best to scab for bread."
ure" in working class activities? We
think it is time the workers got down j Nor would he take his little kids
to brass tacks and steered clear of |  , A,nd P'��ee them on his knee,
j- __, .       ���������   .   ��   __��_,    And tell with pride of the time he
disruptionists.   and   rallied   together. scabbed
to build  up and strengthen the po-,     On men who would be free.
wer of an organization that has stood i I'ut   a   man   who   fights   his   union's
the test of time and today numbers       ..     cause
upwards of six million  members i" ! -M?y teU- -w,th keene8t Pride-
The racial composition of the United States as shown by the 1920 census is 94.S22.431 white persona, 10.-
5C3.013 negroes, 242.959 Indians.
111.025 Japanese. 61,686 Chinese
and 3,485 of other varieties. The
Japanese population increased at the
rate of 53.9 per cent from 1910 to
1920. The white papulation showed
only a 16 per cent expansion and the
negro 6.S per cent. Both the Indian
and Chinese groups dwindled 8.6 and
13.8 per cent, respectively.
\^-l    t.ru-.   i-    .kid*
He    died    al    High    No-mi'    la    i'ii-
ites dealt kindly  with  him"   Perhaps   he   wottld   Have   said   with   Xe
!>rr> ska"*   poet-laureate:
"Let   me  go  ijukkK.   like  a candlelight
Snuffed out  ju.t  at  the  he\dcy  oi
it-,  glow.
(>i\e  me  hteh  mom��� and  let  it  then
l<e night.
Thtt-.  would  I  go.
And   grant   that   when    I    tact   the
'gristly   Thing.
M\    song   may   trumpet   down   the
gray   Perhaps.
Let   me  be  as  the   tone-swept   fiddle
siring.
That   feels   the   Master   Melody ���
artd snaps!
BOOT  SKD SMGE VOBKIXS' VBTIOM
I.��� ���' No. ����S ��� President. TJios.
Aidiey; Secretary. Tom Pory. I4S
Vernon Drive. Meets at SIS PenJer
S'lvet West at S ;. m. on first Tuesday
'n   month.
atasosrs ahd n>a_rr-
������President.   -Fnwst      Wilde.
Secretary.   Win.   S.   ITaitnel!.     Itoj   S3, t
Vancouver.     StiWs at  31S  Pender   St..
< n   ��e,-����nd  an.I  fourth  Wednesdays   In
Month.	
aniiscn. srstucTunai. ft trauraaoar-
TAX. most  WOBI-BS. Local  Na ��T
- ��� Pr, w-irwt.       B        lir.>n*��i:       Secretary, I
Roy M**��ec��r. 31�� Pender Street West, j
Meets  at   31>   Pender Street  Weal,  at I
4   pm    erery   Morrfsv i
asOWbisXaT��BTas*T^a1 i
<Ve�� Mosrwt. Secretary, i-nnk Milne, j
lv��x III. Meets at 31S Pender Street,
West at S p.m. every third Wednesday :
in month.
CIVIC    satPIiOTEES.     Lnead   Xol" JS��� ;
President.   J.   White:      Secretary.     G.
TTarnson.    Office   lt��   Portlova   Street I
""est.     Meets   at   U*   Pordova   Street'
WeM at S i> m   on  the first and   third
Friday   in   month.
cxvr hall EnrLornr    i* ��i  No
>�����Pre*:dcnl. H. A. Black: Secretary.
A!<1 W. J. Scribben. Pity Hall. Meets
at MS Pordova Street West, at * p.m.
on   fiest   Wednesdar  of  each   month.   |	
cAa\narrcs_B. mrmmm^MMOiin. is*-*! Mm^s,WAT otKramcrvrnM. mviahm No.
t -.3���President   Geo.   H.   Hardy:   See- t    3CT���President. G. W. Hatch: Secretary
r��tary.    W.     J.     Johnston:      Business;     -I.   R   Phystck    1ISS   Thurlow   Street.
retary. Aleundes- Murray. |l|| Tenth
Avenue West. Meets at *** Pender
Street Wen at 7 3�� p.m. on fourth
Tueoday of month.
rASLIAMEKTAKY COMBnTTB-^T? aTlTTt
CTsatravm. W. J. Baitka   Secretary. Mm.
J- MakM sseeu la rossa 3*5 Laaar HaO
���a taw  arcsod  aad  fsaith  Taaraday ts
at a plbl
_ ^Pr^denirTiX-X
Mci*arthy;     Secretary.     G.   E.   Jarnew.
13t�� isllum I>rive     Meets at ������� Pender Street   West.   Vancouver,   at   ��:�����
_*_"_-_ ��" _����t Friday in month.
Local Xo   *v    !'re.;.;ent. S. W. Myers; .
Secretary. K   R  Stephenson. Box IS4.
Meets at III llastinRs Street. Vancouver, at  S p.m. on second Tuesday    la
month.
. Dtrlalon No.
����'��� presMept. A N. L<>we��: Secretary,
<"harles B'rd. ��aja I'nlon Street.
Meets at loop Hail. SIS Hamilton
Street, at S ;��.m. on first Monday la
month.
Resolutions
For Congress
SLAFERY AM) FREEDOM
Many politicians oi our time are in
tbe habit of favit:,; it down as a -el1
I ev.dent prof��>shh>n that no people
' ought to he ���>���:���- until they are lit. is
! worthy of the fool in the old story'.
I who resolved not to go into the water
i until be had learned to swim. It
| men are to wait for liberty till they
: become wi��e and good in slavery, they
iy  indeed   wait   forever.���Macaulay.
��<ent. n. C. Thom.   Office 3*4  Labor
HalL     Meets second and  fourth   Mon-1
d��r at  t p.m.  In Labor Hall.
aaxrxWTKKS jiaXftEAaJSATKD.   I.-^ai
No. I��47���President T. 8. Poope:  See- .
retaxy.  F.    I_   Barratt.   !S17   Xanaimo-
Street West at t r> m   on second    and *
fourth Tuesdays of each  month.
Ixnas, Loral   No.   357���PresH '
deet.     G.     Thomas:   Secretary.   R.    J..
Praia. 3*  Kootenay Street.    Meeta   at j
tl�� Pender Street Went, at S p.m.   on
first Tuesday in month.         I
J.   R
Meets at I.O.O.F. Hall on first Sunday
at 2 p.m_. and on third Thursday at
9 p-m. 	
lABLWAT nUnsMDOL   Local   Xo.   144
-President.   P.   A.   Mitchell:   Secretary.
P- A. Munro. "��� Seventh Avenue West.
Meeta at I.O.O.F Hall. Hamilton Street
at ���:!��� p.m   an first Tuesday and I:'3��
p.m.on  third Tuesday
Delegates      from   .the      V
Trades    and    Labor   Council    to   the"
Trades  and   Labor Congress  of  Cz*-\aMERICA'S XEIC CHIEF JUSTICE]
ada   which  will  be  held  m  V\mntpeg.      c    D -, .   .. -���-        _,       _s ��r -_ i
conm.nring   Augt^t   22nd.   havebeeti-  ^^ ^ "r^-.^1
instructed to tn^n the lollowmg re- |^"^- Cl^ ,USttc< of ** -lm,fd
'    , ,    N'% , ; speech dehvered bv him  forms an ex
II hite   Girls   and  Asiatics cellci  insight as "to the mind of this
X, WOMB-CBS.  I��c��l   IIS��� I
President. tX W. MeHourall: Secretary, j
F.   R   Barrows:  Business A seat.  K.H.
MmiIim. Offtee   114    Pender   Street
West.     Meeta   at   44*  Pender     Street
Weat at ���   n.m. every Monday.
Local Xo. It��� Presi-
Perey Ties lac:  Secretary. Chaa.
A.  Watson.  Xo.  1 Fire   HalL Twelfth
and Ouebee Streets. Vancouver.   Meets
at SIS Pender Street Weat.    	
Local   Xo    IC4
Mahon: Secretary,
I I>ncal Xo. J7S���
Prewldeat.i A- P. Glen; Seeretarv. O.
T. Brown. 3119 Twenty-seventh Ave..
West. Meats at SIS Pender Street
weat   at ��� p.m.   on   first   aad    third
ardent P_ P>. C Cral**
Secretary. Gea. Gray. l��3t First Ave.
Bast.    Meets at   Fjurles" Hall. Vancouver   at tit pm. oa first aad    third
Sundays la month.
The  following extract  from a,' fVestdeat. Mrs. *4T.
|.|��-eeed Kr 1^���   f^_,  ,��        Ada Hawksworth. 3SIC Fleming Street.;
Laeal X��. ��S5 Praaidsal. W.
M. Brews; Secretary. Hirt Stassrler. Offie*
as* laaar HalL    Mseta aseaad aad fsarUs
at a >a   ia Laaar HaO.
Whereas the employment of white man. who. when asked what a start-
girls by Asiatics is not conducive to ing man with a wife and family should ,
the best interests ol" Canadian citi- . do. gave the now classic reply. "God j
ztnship.  and. knowrs***
Whereas,   the  employment   of   Asia-;    "Time    is   measured   by   the   hour,
tics   m     estaldishmcnts    where ~-white   "bile   Labor,   properly   conducted,    is!
girls are employed is detrimental to the i15"1   counted   by   the   hour.     With    a]
morals of white girls, therefore, be h. - ^,*��*l heart and with a desire to achieve <
Resolved,   that,   legislation   be  passed,'*tnf  *na>'  hetler  work  twelve  hours  a|
prohibiting Asiatics and white girls l.e-   ��!*>'  lnan  Perform eight  hours of per-
ing   employed   in   the   same   establish-   '"���'���ctory     toiL   Our     laboring    cla
Meets  at   Labour  Hall  at  C   p.m.
first Thursday In month.
on
BOTKL % BBSTAtrBASTT
Iwoeal Xo. IS^���President. J. Pu-nmlngs: j
Secretary. J. W. vanHook. 441 Seymour!
Street. Meets at 441 Seymour Street!
at I ** o.m. on second and lit p-m. f
on r>vrth Wednesdays In month.
fa>assia.��:sMww ssraiaisrseaia^ T^^i >-0. j
��:���President. J. E. Dawson. Secretary.'
R T. Kelly. 1SS* Hastings Street Fast. '
Meets second and fourth Mondays In I
rwHith.    Sl�� Pender 8treet.
��� Asent, It.
Towrsaad. Meets at 7 o m every
Monday at  1��3 Oordora Street Weat
Xo. ��7s_president. Frank MCGana?
Serretary. T J. Ilanafln. 137S Sixth
Avenue West. Vancouver Meats at
441 Seymour Street. Vancouver, at 2:3*
n-m. on first Sunday  In month. _
run ft orca.Tisc
Local      Xo.      CIS���Presideat.
Weelman.      Meeta at  31* Pender    St-.
W. Vancouver, at TH p.m. on second
ment
this   drift
the United States and Canada and
thirty-three million throughout the
world. Rome was not built in a day,
neither can a working class organix- ]
ation be perfected in a few short
years.    Officials of the A. F. of L'
have   long   been   accused   of   many   DISTRICT 18 U. M. W. A,
crimes by these self same leaders of
the O.  B.  U.    Now that the tables
are turned, what will the rank and j     Calgary.���The   full   slate   of   the
file do?     What should  they do but: new   officials   of   the   United   Mine
help build up. solidify and industrial-1 Workers   of   America,   District   18,
ixe  the  International   Trade   Union I *"f *���0���fe* Monday by William
.   .,      .        .. ..    ! Dalrymple, International organizer.
movement  and   thereby   obUin   the,     xt,,,  pre_iderit  of  ^e  ,,_*���,*  is
power that ia so necessary for work-! Ernest G. Williamson, of Drumheller,
ing class emancipation. Independent! wno has been elected by acclamation,
and national unions will not answer! William Ryan, of Mountain Park, ia
the purpo_e in Canada hec.use then, ^l^^^^S^^^
inserted   in   all   government   contracts,
whether they be direct, by subsidies, or
financially   assisted   in   any   way   wliat-
socver.
His dear old mother, way" back home, t Old Age Pensions.
Or   the   girl   he   would   make   his \     Resolved, that the utmost b~ d ��e to
bride, secure   legislation   covering   the   insr-v
Exactly what his pursuit is; dnction of a��� oIJ     b ^
He has no cause for shame; ,-       ., ^
And the kiddies, too. are glad to hear I ( *"'"���/���������'>"������'"   Compensation
Of the days when dad was game.   I    ^ bereas.  the ever present  c-��;idit;'>n ;
  j oi   unemployment   among   the   citizens!
of  Canada  is  a  detriment  to  the  wrcL ���
most   look   out   for
from   the   honor   of
will  never  do  to create  a  short-hour
Resolved, that a  lair wage clause he  ed  race.    Wbat  we  want
Fair Wage Clause.
away (
achievement.     It I
is a perfect I
aliiance   of   brawn   and   brains."*
���William Howard Taft'
~C"d   grants   Hberty   only   to   those
e. ho  Ii\ e  it.  and  are  always   ready  to i
stiar.l   and   defend   it."���Daniel    Web- i
-:��:r.
COLORED WORKERS
ADMITTED TO UNION
roon. wibe ft
Local Xo. :��7���President. A. B   Flnly.
Secretary.   A.  P.  Surses.    ��TJ    Fifty-j
����veoth   Avenue   Fast.     Meets at    SIS.
Holdea Bulldma. Vancouver, at   I p.m. :
on  first and   third  Fridays in month.'j
_ Loral Xo. 44���Pres;-
���lent.  H. J. Rhodes: Secretary. H. Wal-!
V��r.   iae��   Pendrett   Street.     MeeU    at
Room 3����. 319 Pender Street West, at (
*  ����� m. on third Wednesday la month. '
"Brother
���a. ���tL���'Te-ldent. W.
Bayley; Secretary. A. Birnie. Mt��
Cmmercial Drive. Meeta at 31 > Pander Street Weat at t |..n_ on second
Monday in  month.
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unwiT is-
. Annlgariat-
ed A���.�����!,�������:.>n of. I'.v si-.n ,Xo. !���!���-
President. K. Rirby Secretary. F. B.
nriffln. 117 Sixth Avenue Hast. Van-
roriver Mee<s ' n F Half, Mount
I'leas-��rtt ��t I*:l', a -n on f'fat
<l?v   and  7  pm   ��r,   l?ird  M��ndav.
\\ a-hington���At a conference in the
iare   ol   the   nation   and   the   physical \ �� p   _,-   .     ��_^ij;������   ��_   -j_j .
��    condition   of   wage   earners   ^^rl^^^^r^vZ^
families, and ^-^   fcv
Whereas,    unemployment
cannot secure the finances and
strength to carry on the industrial
struggles of the workers. Some of
the A. F. of L. Unions have more
members than the entire union membership of Canada, hence how much
strength could a national union show.
The time for disruption hss passed.
let us get together for construction.
Present conditions are too fraught
with dangers to the working class
for them to theorise. Get together,
say together and work together for
the improving and solidifying of the
International Trade Union Movement.
ABOVE THE LAW
Once again men, women and children have lost- their lives through
the greed and avarice of ship owners.
At least forty passengers of the
"Alaska" were drowned because of
the incompetency of the crew.   The
The international board member ia
Robert Livett. of Bellevue, and Jaa.
Sloan, of Lethbridge. is district
auditor. The district tellers elected
are Joseph Thompson. Drumheller;
Harry White. Hillcrest. and John
Mihalik. Lethbridge. Sub-district
board members are Peter Patterson,
Blairmore; Mat. Logan, Lethbridge;
George Allen, Bankhead, aad John
Hillary, Rosedale.
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
The Communist party's secret,
"Rules for Underground Party Work"
���nearly four columns in length���
are published in the June 6 number
of the National Police Bulletin. .
It ia volume 1, number 1, of the
Bulletin���which ia issued by tbe national police conference of the United States for use of policemen and
police officials.
Hist! Don't tell anybody:���Milwaukee Leader.
Get  the happy  habit  of patronizing
our advertisers.
1*tined   by   which   the   Brotherhood   ot
compen^a ; Railway and Steamship Clerks. FreicJi. '
tion  is now   in   force  in Great   t'.ntatn. | Handlers.    Express   and   Station    Em i
���W.",. ' -.     .  . jp*oyecs will take over colored workr.-J
Koolvcd. that the Dominion govern-, now chartered directlv bv the *. F i
ment be urged to take immediate steps! I. |n ordcT Uta, u,. agreement ma. j
tor an amendment to the Workmen sj be made effective as earfv as'possibi; !
Compensation Act covering uncntploy- j president Gompers and the brother I
ment  compensation. hood officials were authorized to   ,ake
Tubercular Meat. ! all  necessary  steps.   Colored  workers.
Whereas, there have been several m-!Br,"sem at th< conference, signed ;hej
stances of tubercular meat having been . agreenicnL
hood of. Oivi*ion Xo. 3t�����President.
A. F Sullssrsy: Secretary. H. E. Fer- ]
riMHt. ��:?7 Secord Arertue W����t. Vancouver. Meets at I.OOF. Hall on
secwd and fourth Tuesdays in month
>t   * ^ m
_l��r^��iW��rT��VB~r��BBBTX!��^   ABTp
|1UIM����.   I.fK-al   Xo.   *-.�����President. ���_ STOBTB
T   McFwen:   Secreisry. H. CS. (-"ampbell .
7M      He"mcVe->      Stree?.       Vancouver
Me*'*  ��t   I.O.O.F.   HalL  on   first    ar.d
thir.1 Tueedays of each rv>nt��v
tOXn-jijaEnTFS        aVSSOCIATIOrT.
tj��cil   Xo.   ;��-SI���Secretary-Treasurer.
F       ��"*-��;>m �����>���:     Business     Agent.     B
Richards.   IS*    rordo'S.v   Str��et    West.
Meets at  US Pordova Street West, at
*.  ws��_  <>n  first  and  third  Fridays  in     STBOBS* PT11S, I>w��l Xo 171���Presl-
mo-ith. |     dent.   R    A.   Lawsoe.   IKl      Seymour
Street:   Secretary  C.   Mctkontld.   P.  O.
!��. ��! ! <3���Presi-
���sent. C. IMitw S-> r-tarv. F. Rumble.
!'���< n>thJ��r-I Stre-t Mr+l* in labor
Hal! V-snrouTer at * p m. firat Toes-
���'��v in month
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MORE AMALGAMATION
MOVES TN BRITAIN
placed on the market for human con
sumption, and
Whereas, this is repulsive and highly injurious to the health of the community, therefore, be h.
Resolved, that wc press for legislation for the compulsory inspection of
all meat, and that government inspector* be placed in all abattoirs, and be it
further
Resolved, that any animal containing
tubercular   disease  be   fully  destroyed
and no part of the animal whatsoever
be used for human consumption.
Ilealth  and  Food  Preparation.
Whereas, the lack of medical exam-   is being held  in  London to decide
illation of all those engaged in the pre- ��� upon the details of a working agree-1
paration of food  for human con warn-' ment between the two organizations.:
ption is a serious menace to the pub- j     The  agreement,  if  ratified.  w��9
Ik- health, therefore, be it . eliminate the |iii*nihilili of demarca-
Resolved. that ire request that legis- {tion disputes between the two unions
lation  be  introduced  whereby   all kit-   and will thus make for greater solid- |
chen help and all those employed im the   arity of the workers concerned.
preparation of food shall be medically  1	
examined periodically. The   most    useful
���! those   who   sec   evils
a*BTJrc OOKS ft :
President,   p.     Braxlnton:     Secretary.
Wed   Walsh.   31]   Hastings  Street   W.
Meets at 311   Hastings Street West  at
a na   on alternate, rlghta weekly.
HUVlafB FltlTJBB OFaTBATOWn. T>v-<l
Xo.   SIS���Presldert.     W.     MeCartnev.
11*   London Build nt: Secretary. O W. -
S-sx'ed.   31*   London   Building.     Meets
at   31* London Building on first Sun- |
eay  In month at T:3S r> m
Bov  i*J
West,   at
morth.
Me-ts at  319 Pender "Street
t I- m. an first    Monday  la
Local i;t���Pr.s dent
P. IT. politer: Secretary and Business
Ac-��. R. X Xe*l-r-Js; Off ee 314 Labor Hall. Meeta last Sunday la
month  at  2 p m.
A ballot ia now being taken among
members of the Boilermakers' and
Blacksmiths' societies on the question of amalgamation.
The two anions, with the Shipwrights, have had a working agreement, which has now lapatri,
A meeting of the officials of the
Amalgamated Building Trades and
Constructional Workers* Union aad
the National Union of Raflwaymen
being  held   *
Local Xo. 1 tT���President. A. Osborne
Secretary. A D. McDonald. 991 Pea-!
dee Street West . Vancouver. Meets j
at 1 t��.m. ea third Thnraday tn aaontB. ���
tS��JUM��SW. Bus! tat���President. W. I
J. Clark: Secretary. M. 43. Keefe: Busi- '
sea Aznt. P. Beneouirh: Office 319,
Feeder Street West. Meets ��t 31*
Pender Street Wst at ��� p.m. oa
and faurth Thursday.	
-Local 11 ������Presideat W J. Parti:
retary. G. W. Allin: Bus:ness AffMt
Meeta at 3*9 London Building at *:N
am. on second Frtdsy In month.
Provincial Unions
Local No. IIS���Presideat.
Bowser: Secretary A Jaaleaoa. sat
London Building. MeeU at Mi
HalL Homer Street, -at 1* a.sn.
Sunday la month.
H. Boats: secretary. Evan McMillan:
Business Agent. P. Bengoogh: Offtee
319 Pender Street West. MeeU at
Labour Hall at ��� p.m. on second and
fourth Tuesday.
Commercialism dotnrnates everything   they are
of importance.
The habit of honesty in Germany
j is taken for granted in many ways.
] A  conductor   frequently  enters the
are  street ear and asks: "Is there any
before! one   here   who   hasn't  paid?"     He
to have  the  utmost   confidence
at. C Sievsrtx. I7!t
Penman Street: Secretary K. Woodward. 1ISS Oarlln Street- Meets at ���
p-m. oa first and third Wednesdays
in ___���_> at Trades Hall. Broad (Wrest.
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MeDnaald. Prtoea Rapert: Itatudaij.
O. Waddall. Box 4SX. Prtae* Rspart.
Meets at Orpenters' Hall an second
asd fourth Tuesdays of cacti month.
-Prssndent   J. Lstlssii. Nelson;
Secretary. FalU Pexerll. Boi t34 Xel-
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title. Revel stoke. Secretary.
Parker. Box 234. Revetetsfca.
at ��� pra. at City Hall. Beveistoka. OB
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PAOE FOUR
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
High Noon���Stanley Park
A   stone's   throw   from   the   city    is I picture to the mind by means of vivid
Stanley Park, beconing with all its lure | color     impressions.   The     sun's     rays
ol  enchanting color and beauty. There   pierce through the canopy of leaves and
is no hurrying and bustling here��� no | cast   flickering   arabesques   upon     the
striving  after  vain  things,  ho market-, 'ground   and   with   the   slightest   rustle
and   margins - no   politics   and  palaver,   of wind they flit, sprite-like, in all di-
All   these   are   left   behind   along   with j rertion-.    In  Stanley  Park doe- nature
the clatter  arid  noise  oi   crowd  swept ]abide  in  all  her  subtle  witcheries.     i
streets ' /)(JY />-,._,,���_.
Here   there  IS   room   to  breathe -de-p        ��� ��� ,-
,         ���  ii        -     i         -      l      ���      i I   'anev   it  wa- in >uch a spot as tin-
lung'ml-   ol   dean     re-li   air   that   c\ ,   .     .,                 . ���                  ���    ���
,   i  _.         .    ���        .      .,       ii      i              , tlu.t     l>atit.      wlu-pered     love- sweet
luarate-    tn<l   sets   thr   blood   atmg e i           ��� .    . ���             ._      ���. ���   .
,.-       ,���   i      ...              **. word-  to  Beatrice, or here it wa-  that
new  hie.    I nder  loot the grass i- ��� .,
velvet   .soilness   and   the   \<r     .��ir-
BRITISH DOCK WORKERS
. IN CONVENTION
sets
with
o
seems washed and freshened. On all
-.<les -tand hoary aged redars and at
their feet ma���es' of fi-rns, gre> n and
glistening. A il ep silence pervadi -
everything. It i- profound and t>ul
sates with life arid i- broken onlj I,.
the buzzing sound of mil!i<-ii- oi n-r
insects whose sameness beguile- and
charm- one like the strain- of a mater's  mu-ic  played over  anil  over.
Life's Battles.
In such a spot as this peace and
calmness might be expected to abide,
yet as I look about me I observe terrific life battle"* being, waged everywhere. Thousands of tiny ants of
various kind- are engaged in a gigantic
.',
r-.rcii  he!J  Laura clo-e to his heart
to prt--- love's holy  seal  upon her  vir
tin   lip-     In   the   -oft   glow   of   moon
li;:lit   I  can  hear  Poalo plead his  low
with   thrilling   ardor   to   elusive   Fran-
11 sea:   perhaps   it   was   in   -ucli   a   sp>t
a-   this   tl at   I'rfris   and   Helena   loun I
Cupid's hidden trysting place.  I cam'"',
-av ���vet  in   such  places  |>e  they in  -it:*
01  the earth's  four corner-, have maids
h-tered in thrill- of rapture while slim
youths  have told  love'-  old. old  story.
A la'e so old, yet never trite and whose
sweet    words   have    set    firm     cheek-
aglow with color and filled young eyes
vvrli soft warm ligbt.  whose answering
word-  have  vanquished  cold  friendship
with   warm   love,   conquered   incvitabk
death   with   eternal   life.
It wa- at  such a hidden spot a* th<-
Aberdeen.���The annual conference of the National Union of Dock,
Riverside and General Workers haa
opened in the Gondolier Rooms,
Aberdeen. The president, P. Mc-
Quade < Liverpool I was'in the chair,
and delegates numbering over 150
were present from all parts of the
United Kingdom.
James Sexton,   M.P..  acknowledge j
ing the  local  Trades Council's welcome, vigorously  criticized the  new ,
Unemployment Insurance Act.
Councillor McLeod   (Bolton)   seconded the vote of thanks which was'
carried'. I
In his presidential address P. Mc-
Quade said that since the last coi*
gress at Bangor the workers of'
Great Britain and Ireland had had |
to undergo a grave and strenuous
time. The transport workers in particular had felt the pinch of under
and non-employment.
Splendid, efforts of the Transport |
Workers' Federation had resulted in
a  minimum  of  16s.   per day  under'
Lord   Shaw's   award,   but   this   had
been   largely   nullified   by   lack   of
work.   Commercial speculators in all I
A Few Smiles
He Got  the Job
A business man advertised for a
boy the other night.
When he arrived at the office the
next morning there were some fifty
boys already in line.
He opened his desk and was just
about to begin examining the applicants when his stenographer handed
him a card on which was scribbled:
"Don't do anything until you see
me. I'm the last kid in line���but I'm
telling you���I'm there with the
goods."
No   Facilitiea
"They say that Cupid strikes the
match that sets the word aglow. But
where does Cupid strike the match?
���that's what I'd like to know."���
Cornell Widow.
Some  Song,  Some  Singers I
A suburban resident, who had
travelled much, met a man���a
stranger to him and, indeed, an ex-
soldier���who had recently returned
from France.
struggle     for    existence.       One    pitted
again-t   the   other-iilent.   determined.��that  Psyche came to  see the exquisite
At   my   feet   an  emboldened
i\ lentli
bee   h;i
the  ground.   Ii
gage  hini   in
whelmed   by   i<
si on    v.ini|iii-hi
make    food     lor    their    wi'ti
( lose  l,v. iti'i rging   from  und<
!i hi.   a   spidi-r   grapple-
i'i' ,'i- ailver-arv. a hug.
stantly a dozen ant-.cn
mortal   combat.      0\cr
of   numbers,   he    is
and***carrii d   o.T    -...
r      brd. :���
r a dri.V.
v. i!'i   lii-   n ro
black ant.  lv..-h
lia- much  strength and Loth are c.n. i'
determined ami relentless   for the -i':i;..-
gle means all to either.    The co'ile-t  i-
even   for  a  time,  then  the   ant   looscn-
his grip for just a fleeting second, and
the  spider  seizes  the opportunity,  grip-
his enemy  like a  vise, pierces hi- hod-,
with   his   fangs,  and   set   free,   scurries
off to safety.
Here in the silent recesses of cool
trees Nature's eternal and uncompromising struggle is being waged. Life is
taken that life might live.
Harbor Magic.
'   Out   beyond   the  trcs   Burrard   Inlet
lies speckled with color and light where
the   sun   pricks   a  million   points  upon
its    unruffled    surface    and    Imrnishe
loveliness of  her body  mirror, d  in  the j
depths   nt"   -till   water-.    On   thi-   grass i
carpet did rose-lipped  Bacchante- dance
am! rive them-elves  to  frolic.      In  the \
profound    -lillnc--    of    the.-c    depths    1
"Have you any pleasant memories
, lands had been afraid of a possible I of France?" he asked.
workers' upheaval, and the dreadful!     "Oh,   rather!"   answered   the   ex-
[ consequences of this fear had  been ' Tommy.
I a bad time for the bottom dog. There I      "And what did you most enjoy in
had  been for generations no worse ! France""
continued   the  inquirer.
Well.  I think it was the French
pheasants singing the  Mayonnaise,"
answered the exTommy.
l- rtii
I'ar-ifal   niaki
She    ilolv     f',r.,
-    .,-���    th .   ���
a   -|
:,.-!   r>:    -   '.��� �����
I   -he   '\ :-!.-.:���-.
. <".u -ar. Cleup;
Naptiteon. .1
11 inn   iiiir    to
Ir.irn   out    t'.v
���'ark   erftars  ivrv
n".   i'   nit n  and  wo
i re   in;,   \ i-ioii    \-r
-.   Marie of ,!u    -ui
ra. I "oluml""-. (.a!
o>   Arc. Toii--ain!
I. < >u\ erture  -     king-,   emperor-. i�� p.-
-iiti-iiKii.   urn ral-.   leader-,���all   tho-e
v.ho have -at i" the  High  Places.
7"-*..'  World Puildcrs
And   now    come   others.    Come   levies   of   little   children   wilted   with   the
penury   of   hard   toil,   who  died  befort
they   had   lived.    Follow   a   legioa   of
trouble-worn   mothers   grown   old    too
young,  their ill-nourished  bodies broken    with    the    rearing    of    unwelcome
babes,   their   souls   seared  jvilh   endless
household   slavery.    Now   march   past
an  army  of  men. young and old.    all
spent     upon     the     industrial     wheels.
times for the workers than the past
12 months.
As to the present, it was consoling
to know that, in spite of terrible
unemployment, their members were
loyal to the union.    In the solidity of.
their 80,000 members lay their hope;., good one.    II.  Bottle
 ��� j was   jailed   Monday
In view of the increasing number
of unions who arc meeting in the
\\'inni|Kg I-aU-r T. mule, the directors of the Trades Hall Company are
considering the remodelling of the
hall to make it the most comfortable
hall   ill   I-aN'r  in   the 'IV-minion.
Gunmen Spied On
Union Activities
! come.
���I ���       a       ���
And now. behind all these comes One
cedar-' who walks alone, the grandest, gentlest
...     , .- "i" I Gaunt  Hunger has placed her masque
them in mul -colors, ranging from the hcir f __d , jr has ^b
deep  blue  of   the  tr.s   flower  to    sol    ^   lhem   of smilci ��Thfy
grays anil  violet mauves with here an<   '   ,     ,      .�����  ,.   ���    , .    ���    ��� i" ,.���_._a
7_        .         ._��� >        c   ���               j i slowly,   blighted,   broken   and   starved,
there   long   Ih.n streaks  of  ivory  and   Knowy'       ^ot?   ^^  are  the  Icv4���.
emerald  green. I          ^^  a_d           .^.^     f  so__ow
Todav   under  the  noontide   sun    the j, *        .   _    ,.   i.-ij_���    vt-i.,.   ;^
,     i      -1 ,   . r., \ liearers   and   world   builders.   \\ hat   is
harbor dozes and dreams softly, sensu   !. f      ���,.���, , __���������, yet   lf
otisly    seeming  to  beckon   weary   eyes   ���,,. f       , _m cortain__thcv c_nnot go
and  troubled  minds to  look  upon  her        fc ���  f      from th���_cc A     havc ���
lottts-hke   surface,  and,  lo,  their  cares I ' *
will vanish.
Noon Witchery.
Buried   under   the   shade   of    , .... ��� p	
and lined with ferns and grass. I found and most heroic figure in all history���
a pond of crystal clear water made by a fisherman of Galilee, whose deathless
the spring rains. A bevy of sancy! words, "Peace on Earth, goodwill to
sparrows hop gingerly about quenching | men." must one day set the whole
their tiny thirsts at its edge, while, j world free and make is over anew,
from    a    nearby   cedar,    a    chipmunk , ���C.  B.  Boardman.
scolds them soundly for their.intrusion. j ���	
I look upward and see, masked toge- ', Hank's hired man says: "There's
thcr the color- of leaves, the fre-h rrrecn I been a hull lot of change out here
hue of the leaflets, the shimmering \ since that N'on-partizan league cunt
emerald of the older leaves and the j along. Four years ago there had to
drab olive and brown of those dead be sum politiahun around to open a
that await the wind's coming. Their can uv beans at a fanner picnic, and
colors blend together like a painting of now the farmers kin run the whole
the new art which seeks to convey a   show themselves."
Vancouver and the Open Shop
By "100 Per Cent."
It would be superfluous to repeat
again the fact that the open shop campaign is now tinder way in some sections to a very great degree. Again,
wc arc all aware of the preparations
on the part of the employers in general, backed by the Manufacturers' Association and the Boards of Trade, to
inaugurate the open shop in the industrial world.
Just what docs the open shop mean?
And what will be the net results to
employers and employees in the final
outcome? There is only one answer
available^-the open shop can never
succeed. On the one hand, especially
,-> in the smaller lines of industry, the
movement compels many unionists to,
establish themselves in business, which |
does not help the employers. On the j
other hand, it acts as a great strength-
Draft With Individually.
The open shop gives the employers
the whip-hand it enables .them to deal
with men individually, and they may-
dictate, hire and fire at will, and on
their own terms. Wages may be cut
and hours of labor lengthened as they
see fit^thc employee has absolutely nothing to say in the matter. And. mark
you. the employee is the real producer
of all the wealth. The open shop
gives you all this, except the wealth
or  a  share  of it.
Just travel in your mind a little farther on south���down into the coal
mines of Alabama and over into West
\ irginia. The open shop works lovely
here���for  the  employers.     But���
Open   Shop   Protection
Imagine,  if you  can,  workers  livinv'
ener to the union movement, contrary  behind big stockades protected by ma-
to the opinion of employers generally,  chine guns and thugs armed with six-
Doomed to Defeat. ' shooters and automatics, whrkers who
The open shop plan is doomed to de- imu5S obu.in ��"-Sses.in i*"^' lo ��"�� oyt
feat its own purpose for the very' simple reason that the Underlying principle, if it might be so termed, as laid
down by the employers, constitutes a
direct challenge to the freedom for
the protection of which millions of
men laid down their lives in the recent
great conflict. This in itself is reason
enough,   but   look   farther  and  digest
side   to   breathe   in   God's   fresh   air.
Talk  about  slavey?   That's it.     Can
yiu  conceive  these  conditions   in   this
twentieth   century?   Open   shop  again.
But  to come nearer  home.      Right
here in our own beautiful city of Vancouver,   where  we  have  the  rare   environment of sea, mountain and stream
the   open   shop  advocates   would   de-
just a few" past experiences 'with "the! *!?L*\-V*t*-.~io!f- of- "v,nR"     1?,c
open   shop  plan.
We will take for an example the operation of one of the largest industries in tlie'U. S., which has operated
on the open shop idea for about 20
years, more or less. I refer to the U.
S. Steel Corporation. We all know
that this industry employs thousands
of men, while being only typical of
other large/ industrial plants, is a shining example of rotten conditions existing under  the open  shop.
Twelve Hour Labor
Just a few facts will at this time
illuminate this particular instance. It
may be news to you to know, that
nearly one-half of the entire workers
employed by the company mentioned
are working on a 12-hour a day basis, while a half again of this number
of   12-hour  slaves are_ working the  7-
printer- arc out on strike to main
tain a principle which the employers
themselves agreed to some time hack.
As usual, the bosses may go back on
anything, but it's a crime for the workers to do so. But to return to the subject.
Vancouver  Open  Shoppers.
Open shop has been declared and
employers did Send one of- their members back east to recruit a train-load
of  scabs  to  run' their open  shops.
One employer even housed a scab
in his own building, in order to protect
him from the contaminating influence
of the union's pickets, who might
awaken the scab's sense of manhood
and fan the flame into a fire of right
thinking. Can yon beat it?
Does  it  take  any great  amount   of
_. ��� .    brain capacity to fathom the undtrly-
day week. Fine conditions arc they j ing principles of the small bunch of
Hot*? But this i- not all. On top of j employers who arc standing shoulder
this condition must be added the fact, to shoulder for the open shop? There
and a fact it is, that fully 75 per cent. lis. apparently, no limit to the depths
���(get   the   significence   of   this)���75 j to  which   the _ advocates   will   sink  to
Continued from page one
men for the hastily recruited military
he accepted only those who were recommended by business men and coal
operators. The 207 ' State policemen
now stationed at West Virginia are all
avowed enemies of the United Mine
Workers of America. Farmers, railroad workers and others who were not
under the thumb of the mine owners
are not permitted to serve in the organization, Brockus stated
Miners' Charges Sustained.
Witnesses   for   the   miners   testified
that this organization is  recruited lar  !
gcly  from the criminal elements,   and
Brockus'   admissions  corroborated  this
charge.
The main function of the State Police. Brockus declared, is to prevent unlawful assemblage. "We don't allow-
more than two persons to get together
at one time." he said More than that
is unlawful assemblage and subjects
those offending to arrest and imprison
ment.
Tom L. Lewis, formerly international vice-president of the United Mine
Workers, and B. C. Kennedy, formerly
president of District No. 17 of that organization, now on the payroll of the
mine owners, testified that they considered any further progress by the union
as a menace to the nation. Both very
earnestly' espoused their "100 per cent.
Americanism," although Kennedy later
admitted that he was born in Europe
and came to this country when 18 years
of age.
These witnesses, it was evident, had
no stomach for the job they were doing for the operators. Lewis especially, was conscious of his unenviable position. Attorney Houston, for the miners requested permission to cross-examine 'Lewis at a later date, when he
had acquainted himself with the wit
ness* antecedents.
C T. Lively. Baldwin-Felts detec
the, and four other persons arc in prison, arrested in connection with the
murders of Hatfield and Chambers.
Lively admitted that he posed as a
friend of the striking miners in their
struggle to organize, spying on them for
the Baldwin-Felts agency. This sleuth
is said to have "got the drop" on Hatfield and his pal in the court house
yard last week. It was also Lively who
testified at length against Hatfield and
Chambers and twenty of their comrades in the trial of murder growing
out of the gun duel between the officials of Matewan and the detectives in
1920. Hatfield and his co-defendant-
were acquitted.
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Vancouver
Fair
per cent, do not receive wages ade
quate to maintain their families in the
minimum of comforts so far as the
necessities ' of life are concerned.
Thank the open shop plan.
gain  their ends.
In conclusion, workers you may take
your choice: the open shop, and all hs
$60,000
in Prizes and.
Attractions
evils  or  the closed shop 'and respect I iiinuiHinntiiiniittt
and decency.   It's up to you. ' ����������������������������������.���*��� ����������������������������
Hootch
When you pick a name, pick a
39, a laborer,
night charged
with ' eing drunk. Bottle said the
"H" stood for Hootch, but of course
he was drunk. "Ten dollars," was
Judge J. B. Gordon's only comment
Tuesday, morning  in  police court.
S Dignified and Appropriate ��
s PRINTING
Handcuffs For Sale
Over in France, with other surplus
war material sold to our late ally,
there are a million American-made
handcuffs. Nobody seems to have
an idea of the purpose for which
they were purchased by the government. France doesn't want them, so
they are coming back home.
Agrees With Her
A teacher in the public school asked a little girl to parse the word
"kiss," which she did as follows:
"This word is a noun, but is usually
used aa a conjunction. It is seldom
declined, and more common than
proper. It is not singular, in that it
is generally used in the plural. . It
agrees with me."
 :o:���	
That the Dominion and Provincial
Governments be approached with regard to coping with the unemployment question, and that the Congress
take all means in its power to resist
the open shop movement, is the substance of two of the resolutions of
the Regina Trades and Labor Council which will be presented to the
Dominion Trades Congress, which
meeta in Winnipeg, August 22.
EDMONTON COUNCIL I
PREPARES FOR WINTER
Edmonton Trades and Labor
Council will hold a whist .drive and
dance on Labor Day, September 5th.
This is the first of a series of like
entertainments which will be carried
on by the central labor body during
the coming season. Memorial Hall
having been engaged for dates which
extend into Marcsh of next year. If
present arrangements signify anything it would seem that the social
aide of the Labor movement in the
Capital City ia not going to be neglected during the days to come.
Satisfaction
That's what our
customers get. .
Our customers will find our prices as
reasonable  as our aroduct  is good.
Whether a big<or little order���
We Guarantee Satisfaction
and want your future business
��
Not what we say
But what .we do
makes test-
Performance speaks
The last word
and the best
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I The British Columbia I
Labor News
' Telepjipne Seymour 7495
319 PendeY Street West
At the regular meeting of th
gary Trades and  Labor Council'on.
Friday last, the members of the coup'
cil broke into hearty applause wh:
lasted  several  minutes when  Pr<
dent  T.   Riley,   of  the  Trades' a
Labor Council, in congratulating A
Ross and F. J. White on their el
tion to the legislature, added
have hopes, and reasonable prof having to offer further congfafu'a
tions to Mr. Ross on his elevation to
the ��� cabinet."
The  Railwayman's Federation  of
Italy intends to promote the building of one big federation of trans-
Ah, J po>ters, to include seamen, tramway-
LS '"men, etc.
proportion of outline as upon  veracity of detail.���A. J. Balfour.'     <',
Real truth depends aa much upon
I am digging ditches to earn
money to buy me food to give ma
strength to dig more ditches.���The
'Laborer.
The Soviet Government haa decid-
td grant entire mills and factories
Ruaaia to groups of Russian work-
rs returning from the United States,
irovided   they  can  prove  they are
ipable of conducting the industry.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
In these column* there will 1m* printed every week the
IttAiliii)? editorial* In ��in other newspapers and magazines
IllllllllliniHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII HI I IIIIHllTMlTTTTTTTTlIirTrillTIITMTIIIIIIl 1111111111111 Tl T11TITTTT
DATE SET FOR REVOLUTION
responsible   for   the   cessation   of   war
effort.    Now   would  appear   to   be   the
accepted   time, to  make  the   start.��� -A!
bcrta Labor News.
Wc have received a call for the "re
volution" from some mysterious source
hrariiitr tll<- following cauti'in : "Ap-
��alHW the Coming Worldwide Social LABOR NEWS
Evolution    t..    the    Workers    of   the i 	
World Socialists. Communists. Inter j Our lalior icporter handed in 'h-
H^i..Ti_lis!. ;,nd Idealists. M:iv I. |'..llowitiK otiol. ti-m from the Spokane
r��_J~ There i~ no signature altach.-d l.al-<r World with the remark that it
t . this document and nothing to indi , slnick ;��� respwi.ivt chord in his bcliiy
...tr its origin. It may i�� the work oi \\ i��Ji��>'t�� having aJ.ed him whether lie
,-> idi<rl. or an agentpriMicitv ur. >irjv anted it repriced, it is reasonable V<
some  super-"rrvolutioni-t" >���''"'    'hat   ��"ne   "'    foe   condition.;
Shall wc wait?  we :.r.- a-k.d   "W !i\ I conironting  the   Lalior  World reporter
wait?    Is   not   thtre   ;mv'   m .re   nerve   must have been encountered by him in
left in U4?    Are ��<   _'.m_ to Ik- alwa\-   the course of his daily work.
the victims of  |h<    >'. v\   priiile-^ed? ��� Are       Here  is  the  quotation.    Are you one
we not the majorit*'-     \r<   we Hoiii* to | of .those   who   resist  "nixing   up"  neus
submit     forever1     Now     is   ilie   tine-! | stories   when   the   labor  reporter  come.-
Economic    prostration,    stagnation    of   around?    If so, read this;
biisiiu-s.   fiiluie    .i    providing   bread       "Some   dclt-gatc   in   the   Central   La-
far cvery'-ds    all  'his  proves  the  ah    '>or  Council   last   Monday  night   stated
-urdness    o:'   "he    capitalistic   system!   'hat local news should he given greater
Whv  wan'      l-'t  us organize   for the   consideration in the columns of the La
Mav   1''-'   revolution" 'M,r   World.    Wc  wonder   if   that   dele-
So we'aVe invited to join in a "gen   ! Kate ever stopped to think how next lo
eril    ��orM wide    s-rike"    on     M.-\     I. ! impossible  it   is   to  get   local   news  out
|'��__��     VA,    r. in-.-   to  thrill   to   tin-   in     '"   lllt' ""ions  in  the city or  the  mem
s..,r,..,   ,.-,11  even   at   the  ri-k   of   I.-ing   �����", "'   'hose  locals.
rfjl.-rrd      a-      "counter revolutionist-" |      A   representative   ol   this   paper    has
���,.|     ae.nts  of   the   Uiurgeoi-i."       In   'P��'"t hour after hour visiting the van
���he   fir.t   plae.    we   cannot   gel   a   polie ��� j "lis   halls   m   the   city  asking    yet.   beg
i-ri":'   to   pull   it   off     In   the    ��.-cm.i.1 , ��'���''��    l(,r "���''*">���    And he has  met  with
the "stagnation of husitiess"  i,iav|:'">'hitig >"t   the   response   lie   should
1 bv  Mav l   l<>__     It  would   '"'vr "ceived.
p.ae
b.iv��
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I��-  jut bk
dirtv   trick
tr  capital;.in   I
In  th
ram and the mysterious generalissimo
win, issued this ,-_ll might rcflt-e lo
I. ad us to the barricades for war oi
_��� tting  his   f.-et   wet.
No.   we   shall   ii"t   respond. New
V-rk  Call.
STRAINED  RELATIONS
The past week has witnessed
o  play   such  a j     Sorflc secretaries sa\  they don't knoi
place" i!  might * a!'>'hi"w.  or  that  they haven't   time  t
As...
third ,.
give it out. Some representatives ol
unions are so damned husy doing thing-
they should cut out and cut out at
once���that they haven't time to talk
to a representative of the Labor World
There are other- who have nothing
ior tlnir own paper, hut who break
their necks lo get their names in the
columns of scab newspapers.
Local news is what we want.      Local
,i gravi   ,���.ws js what we waste our time trving
!-h-i*i  in  Anglo French  relation,.  di.-jto  ^     ,{u,   i(   ;.   ,;kl.  pt|]|ing  u.c[ll  ,(
get  it.
In Woman's Realm
Carpenters' Wives Active
'toltbe problem of I'pper Silesia. S.
ifr,��ined arc the relations that Mr.
Lloyd George has promised to make a
statement to the House on the situation
The Supreme Allied liocly may meet
next week. The press in France grows
more anti-British in tone and charges
that the British are lined up with the
(icrmaiis against France. This is tin
definite charge of the Paris Temp, the
semi-official organ of the French Government. It must Ik- apparent to anyone who follows the trend of events
that the alliances of the Great War are
fast dissolving and that the isolation of
Great Britain is forcing her statesmen
to seek the company of strange bedfellows. When Mr. Lloyd George, who
piomiscd the head of the Kaiser and
the last ounce of indemnities, is
prompted lo speak in terms of praise of
Germany, and to disparage the French
and Poles, it is < v idcut that we are far
from the peace promised by the League
of Nations.���-The (Toronto) Statesman.
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THE  CONGRESS  AND   VHB-
ARMAMENT
If there is any criticism because of
lack of local news it falls heaviest upon
those who refuse to give out information concerning their local unions,
which should appear only in these columns, not in the columns of newspapers who are defenders of the "open
shop" policy.
This paper is no different from other
lalior papers. All complain of lack o'
co-operation upon the part of mem
Iters in the movement .and it is a just
complaint. No labor paper can exist
unless there is whole-hearted support
given it.
You want local news and lots of it.
Wc want the same, and are striving to
get it. If representatives of local tin
ions will lie a little more considerate
when a representative asks for news,
the columns will lie filled with the do
ings of the local movement."���Seattle
L'n ion Record.
Last week in discussing the disarmament conference which is to take place
in Washington in November, the Labor
News suggested that forces were operating in  the  world today  that  almost
nude it impossible for anything of real
value to be accomplished at the coming
convention of the nations.   Since then
the sky has been   further darkened  h
the announcement that Britain has ad
��� ���'���t. d an additional naval program calling  for the building of new  shins.    It
wiH.'.d fcem that the leading nations are
endeavoring to  make the greatest  po��
mMc -hewing in the mat'er of prepar.i
tion for war so that they might attcd
the   conference   armed  with   ��i rei.tia'
slrciKt-i lo make their presence felt, 't
LABOR RESISTS COOLIE
INVASION
While alleged friends and frank
opponents of organized labor bemoan that "trade unionists are only
interested in hours and wages,
these workers struggle on for American ideals, with their critics silent
in time of great teat.
Labor's present fight against the
importation of Chinese coolies to
Hawaii, thereby destroying the principle of Chineae exclusion, interests
no critic of organized workers. ,
Under the banner of the A. F. of
L, organized labor in the United
States and Hawaii are alone fighting
this proposal. Hawaiian trade
unionists have commissioned two of
their representatives to come to
Washington, a distance of 10,000
miles, to expose the claims of sugar
is tl-��s old story, it would appear, oi pr<
paring for war in order to bring about I planters and their mercenaries. These
peace; a theory which surely was dis-1 unionists are .now in the national
credited by the last  war.   We do not j capital, working under the direction
wish to appear pessimistic, but the La
bor News expects little from the Washington conference.
Wc do. however, believe that a disarmament conference may and should
\w held which could accomplish something ol" real value in the matter of disarmament. That is a conference of the
workers of the world as suggested in
tbe  Labor  News  last   week.    It   is  the
of President Gompers.
Every affiliate of the A. F. of L.,
especially in the Pacific and inter-
mountain states, has been warned of
this menace, and protests are pouring into the halls of congress.
If the public were acquainted with
this proposal, what it means to our
country, and the single-handed fight
labor is making, the objectors would
A committee of the Women's Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters
in Philadelphia called upon the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce
Committee of Twenty three which lias
been conducting the open-shop drive in
the Cit) of Brotherly Love, and told
him tiny would not send their husbands, sons and brothers hack to work
at the proposed wage cut of 20 to 25
per rent. The women's committee de
manded that the lock-out of fAOOO
Imilditig workers be brought to an enj.
The auxiliary committee then mailed
a letter to the wife of each member ol
the Committee of Twenty-three urging
co-operation with the wives of the
workers in maintaining a living wage.
\iter reciting the history in the pre
s( nt  controversy, the letter  said:
"We, as women,  must  live and bring
up  our   families   under   such   conditions
as our husbands are able  to make possible.    Thus   the   welfare   of   our   chil
dren,   of   the    future   citizens   of   our
MORE  CHILDREN:   LESS  RENT
A movement to remedy simultan '.>iis-
ly   the    tendency    to   depopulation    and
shortage of houses has b.-eti inaiig'ir.-t
ed  in   Flame.    In  the  sulfirlis m'  I *.-. r, -
and  other  cities,  one story  houses  ro.i
laming  a. dining  room, kitchen and'.wo
ledioonis,  surrounded   by   a  small  ;:ar
den. are lieing  erv'cd  by  a, society or
ganized for this endeavor,    l.acli hou��
is to cost i INK)  francs   ($l._0U).  It v.iii
he leased to a young married Couple foi
nine years with the stipulation that at*
ler the birth of  the first child the ren;
will   lie   reduced   by   one-fourth;   at   the
l.iilh  of  their  second child half the or
iircial rent will he taken o!T.    When tin
third   child   comes   they   will   he   called
on  to  pay only  one fourth  of  the  ori
ginfll   re tit.   and   when   they   have   foil'
i hildren there will  In* no more rent   so
pay, 'the   parents   Incoming   owners   ot
the   property.    This     will     make    each
child cost the stale 1.3<)0 francs  ($J00V
which   the   promoters  claim   is  a  good
investment.    This  is only one of mam
schemes to increase the population and
keep up the  supply of cannon   fodder.
country,   depends   on    our   husbands'
I working conditions.
"Would you want to run your households and bring up your  families on a
j wage of   less   than  $1   an   hour  in  an
j industry     where     weather     conditions
1 make    seasonable    unemployment    unavoidable?   It"  you  would  not  want  lo
: do so, could vou consistently urge that
any other  woman  should  be   forced  t<>
do so?    Is it not social justice and so-
' cial wisdom to see to it  that  not only
i your own. family  but  every   family   in
the   community   has  a  chance   to  grow
; up with decent  standards of living?
"We  believe   that   every   right-think
ing  American   woman   will   agree  with
us  that  ours  is the  right  approach  to
this question, and we urge you to hack
! pur  stand."
i The carpenters' wage vvas $1.12'_ an
i hour under the old scale and they were
��� willing to accept a cut to $1. but the
boss carpenters insisted on a further
reduction, and when the men protest-
i ed. they were locked out.
men   defeating   her   own   husband    fori
mayor.    This   year   the   men   tried    a
come-back,  but   met   with   an  avalanche i
tit feat of ^ to  1.    In line   .ear the Women   have   transformed   what    used   to I
be  country   lanes   into  city   streets  am
have started after a modern water sys
tern. In the meantime the town has Income so clean and decent that the mar
shal   quit   her   job   from   sheer   ennui
This is a tip to those men who hope ii
stay in  the political game.
'PETTICOAT  GOVERNMENT'
TOWN
A  year ago the  little  town  of  Jack
son.   W'yo.,   turned   out   its   man-made
administration    and    installed    a    town
government of women, one of the wo-
MAIDS URGED TO CHARM SWAIN c
Authorities   of   the   Church   of   ring
land  recently   raised  the  price  of  mar
riage   licenses   $1.52.   and   as   a   consequence there has liecn a decided slump
in  the  London  marriage  market.    This
caused  the   Kt.   Rev.   H.   L.   Warn ford
to   hand   out   some   advice   to   lovelorn
ladies* who are in  danger of bciiiK left
on the shelf. He urges the coy maiden
to conduct  a "more liewitcliiug offence
than ever" to show that they are worth
the extra cost.    The clergyman's mini -
mum   for performing  the  service,   formerly  $124.   is   now  $2.70.       "Let   us I
hope this  raising of the   fee,"  says  the I
reverend,   "will   not   make   the   swains i
more  shy.  more  hesitating,  more  cool
and   calculating.    I f   it   does,   then   the |
maidens must  rise to  the  occasion and ;
sec lo their charms and  show that by j
extra  arts  and  blandishments  they  art-
well  worth   the  extra  cost   of   getting
married."
Mimniin mm   ibuiwii if . .. twm\ mm n m <nm
Buy Union-Made Goods
{T The penton u/ho dentniuls the Lahel wield* more
^*�� influence than the man or woman who rftrike*.
There is no Substitute for the Union Label
'.
LABOR REPRESENTATIVES   INCREASING HOURS
TO TOUR PROVINCE I IN GERMANY
In order that the Labor representatives in the Provincial Legislature at
Victoria may secure first hand information, prior to the meeting of the
House in December, the provincial executive of the Federated Labor Parly
is arranging a tour of the entire province for. Messrs. Ncclands, Guthrie and
possibly Uphill. They will be accompanied by at least one other speaker of
the party. The acute problem of unemployment will of course receive first
consideration, so that the members will
be equipped with an intimate knowledge of the situation in this province
and prepared to present the workers'
viewpoint when the House assembles.
The opportunity will also be utilized by
the Federated Lalior Party to visit existing locals of the party throughout
the province in anticipation of lioth
Federal and Provincial elections at no
distant date. Secretaries of the F. L. P.
Locals or others are requested to communicate with W. Bennett, secretary.
148 Cordova street west, regarding the
above proposal, so that an itinerary can
be arranged for sonic time around Or-
tobe rthc first.
 :o:	
AMUSING PIECE OF LOW
COMEDY SAYS HERALD
Berlin.���In Germany moves are being
made to abolish the regulation eight-
hour day and reduce wages. The first
union to have its working hours increased is that of the fire brigade. Up j
to the present the working arrangement has been shifts of 24 hours, with
pauses of 34 hours in between. The
new proposal is to raise the working
shift to 48 hours with 24 hours off
after each shift. Already the present
working week of firemen is 84 hours,
but the authorities argue that most of
this time is spent in being ready for
emergencies. The union is raising loud
protests against die increase in working hours, which will mean on an average a 16-hour day.
LESS PAY, LESS WORK,
SAY BOILERMAKERS
���
who serve :<s soldier*: it '��� | storm the capitol. But the resolu-
woiking clas* which supplies the' tion is given the "silent treatment"
r-.-yn-.fumKfji war and the food and ;lo j by forces that hope they may win by
t! and r luiptncnt for the nun i:i th. stealth and intensify the Oriental
tr������ he*. But while tiny supply the; question, now so acute in the Far
t��. r, and material to prosecute the w ar, I West.
the .-. rkii'v; rla^s gain nothing but >ti*' ���! The proposal is the most brazen
fcriog and misery from it^ So thai | yet suggested by reaction, drunk
vlu-ti disarmament is the subject tin | with war profits and flushed with a
der discission, the workers are parti political victory. It shows to what
cularly interested. Xot only so. but lengths plutocracy would go but for
Mhc worker- of the world have in1 their j an alert and aggressive trade union
hands the method <>f bringingja'ar-s,tol movement.
a stop   They' can do so by cvjfusinjt to )j  The   oozy,   sentimental,   so-called
have anv rarj in them.     J    >-\v*\ -"liberal,"   th
>
The Tradr'ss.and l_abor' Congress oi
Canada vhich\ocet$ in convention in
Winnipeg oi the 22nd of this month
might well take tfie disarmament question under advisement Tnte the action of any one country or nation on
the matter will not !��������� of particular ad
vantage, but if the Congress by its action could arrange a conference of the
Lalior movements of the several na
tion*. great progress might be made at
such a gathering. There should be no
doubt in the mind of any student of
International affairs that the workers
of the world alone will in the end be
^������Mairi^isaisa��ass_Mai__a
DON'T PATRONIZE LI8T
The following, places are run under
non-union conditions and are therefore
unfair to organized labor.
Stettler Cigar Factory, making Van Loo
am) Van Dvke Cigars.
King's Cafe. 212 Carroll St.
Capitol Cafe, 930 Granville St.
White Lunches.
Electrical Contractors.
C H. Peterson. 1814 Pandora St
Hume ft  Rumble.  Columbia St..  New
Westminster. B.C
The ChilKwack Electric Co.. Ltd.. Chil
Ewadc, BC
the muddled doctrinaire,
the poularizer with his rose-water
theories, the writer of giddy labor
programs, the denunciator of trade
unionism���all are silent aa big business attempts to insert in the Chinese
exclusion act the thin edge of a
wedge that would permit hordes of
coolies to sweep, like locusts, across
the Pasinc and inter-mountain
states.
Every right thinking citizen should
join with labor in this fight Every
senator and congressman should hear
from "back home" in language that
is easily understood.
Let the country accept this challenge to chinafy America.
Don't trust reaction, its newspapers or political agents who would
sneak this legislation through congress under the plea that there is a
"labor scarcity" in Hawaii.
Forty years ago labor insisted:
"The Chinese must go."
Today let Washington hear the
country-wide roar: "The Chinese
must not come."���Seattle Union Record.
Loudon.���All the daily papers devoted
much space to the controversy between
the Lloyd George administration and
Lord N'orthcli'ie. I.on cablegrams were
���vrinted from Washington, where Lord
Xorthcliffe is now visiting The Daily
Herald, organ of the labor party, rs-
fused to attach any importance to the
qt'arrel.
"It is the most amusing piece of lo-v
comedy that British politics lias produced for a long time." said the Daily
Herald. "Two of our greatest demagogues have turned bach-chat comedians
with the whole broad Atlantic as their
stage. Xorthcliffe denies that he said
it. What if he did or whnt if be didn't?
It doesn't make any drfferenc.- either
way."
(By Federated Press)
San Francisco.���The San F'rancisco
; local of the Boiler Makers' I'nion,
j though voting to reject the wage cut j
i announced for August 1 by the Califor-
i rtia Metal Trade* Association; does not
, intend to call a strike.
One of the officials of the union put ;
th  esituation as  follows:
"There will lie no strike, but we have
; informed  the   shipyard  owners  that  if
I w ages' are cut from $6.40 to $5.76 a day j
the men employed will do    only    $5.76
work of work."
To "get  business" you want   to   go
after it   Put an "ad." in the News.
":o:
Pass the, fttfcer along
BOILERMAKERS BUILD
ON ENTIRE CITY BLOCK
Following a precedent set by other
labor organizations', the last convention
of the Boilermakers authorized the executive board lo secure a site and erect
a hiiildinir to be used by the organization. Kansas City, which has lorn?
been headquarters for the national officers, was decided upon as the location of the edifice and work began on
its erection last March. Rapid progress was made and finishing touches
are now being given.
The home occupies a full block on
Minnesota avenue, is five stories high
and will be one of the best equipned
and most modern buildings in that
city! The two lower floors have been
leased to commercial concerns and are
occupied by their tenants, who have
transacted business while work was
progressing. '
Space has Ixsn teased on the third
and fourth floops, and tenants will be
permitted to take possession in the
near future. .,'
GOVERNMENT BUILDING
HOMES IN N. S. WALES
Svdncy. X. S. W.���The Xew South
Wales Lalior government is looking
forward to the day when there will lie
no slums in that country. One of its
schemes is the providing of homes for
the workers at reasonable prices. For
this purpose it proposes to use avail
able government-owned land, utilise
timber from the state forest*, the
state sawmills and cement works, and
purchase all other housebuilding materials in bulk and erect homes wholesale.
In the near future 1000 homes will
be built near the city of Sydney un
der this scheme, at $1,000 cheaper
than could be done by private enterprise. The homes will have every requirement, with three bedrooms, and
preference will be given to workers
having families.
BIG BRITISH HEALTH
INSURANCE SURPLUS i
Interested comincrchl tritic�� in
America of the British! workmen's
health insurance system have received
a jolt by the report recently presented
| to Parliament upon the assets and lia-
{bilities of the approved societies at the
end- of 1920. says the American Labor
Legislation Review.
The  surplus  is  shown  to  aggregate j
' many millions  of  pound*.    With  par- !
donable pride the  British  Government j
administrator i says:
"Surely critics were never more con- j
founded"
j
Dollars dictate deeds and are pushing tolerance to the walL
Give your fellow trade unionist a
square deal���boost his union label, card
or button.
BUSINESS MEN, ATTENTION!
YOUR GOODS are on SALE
Quality Circulation���Buying Power
SHOCLD HE YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION
The manager of this paper would be pleased to
talk business with you.
PHONE SEYMOUR 7495
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