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Array THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
Issued Every Friday
Devoted tp the interests of the International Labor Movement
fSubacription: $1.50 Per Year!
I Sc Per Copy J
Volume I.
Vancouver, B. C, Friday, November 4, 1921
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Number _5
FIRST SOGAL
HUGE SUCCESS
Winners Were Pleased ���
Looking Forward to the
Next Event.
The first social of the season held
under the auspices of the Label Commute- of the Vancouver Trades and
Labor Council was a big success in
every wsy in spite of the heavy rain.
Everything went off smooth and both
youi.g an. old had a good time. The
floor whs in dandy shape for the
dancers and the orchestra could not
have given better satisfaction.
Whist   Priae.
The winners of the whist prises
were sll very pleased with the articles and have signified their intention of being at the next The prises
and the winners were as follows:���
Cents: First, Union Label hat, purchased from Calhoun's, 61 Hastings
Street E., won by Mr. E. Stevenson
With a score of 117; second prise, box
of union made cigars, donated by Parsons & Reynolds, cigar manufacturers, won by A. J. Crawford, score 116;
third prise, Union made negligee
shirt, donated by Jas, Thomson &
Sons, manufacturers of Union made
dry goods, won by B. J. Wilson, score
/>' _16; booby prise, pair of Union made
baby rompers, won by J. Enright,
���core 89.
The winners and articles of the
ladies' prises were: First, Union made
cretonne house drees, -Miss G; Tait,
���core 181; second, Union made house
dress, won by Mrs. Dean, score 128;
booby prise, union made baby rompers, won by Mrs. McLelland, score 82.
The next social will be held Friday,
November 25.
ONLY 15,000 ARE
IDLE IN FRANCE
France, the greatest sufferer of all
tbe allies in the war, to in the best
position aa regards unemployment.
Against tbe millions out of work in
Great Britain and the United States.
careful research shows that the idle
do not exceed 15,000.
Next to France, Germany has fewer
idle men and women than any other
industrial nation. A recent research
reveals that lees than 400,000 are unable to secure regular employment,
and an industrial boom promises to
take up thb slack at no distant date.
. France's remarkable situation to
ascribed to tbe fact that it b a nation
of small industries and to not, therefore, subject, to the unnatural conditions imposed in highlly industrialized
nations. This is also true of Germany
to a somewhat lesser extent.
I
U. S. CONGRESS
EXPELS MEMBER
Rabid   Anti-Unionist   Gets   Ho
Colleagues.
WASHINGTON. ��� Congressman
Blanton, the rabid anti-union representative from Texas, has "immortalized''himself. He is the first member of the American congress to face
expulsion.
There have been several instances
in the history of congress where
members have faced censure, but the
anti-union war dancer from Texas to
the first to be held np as guilty of
violating the confidence of the house
and of being unworthy to be a member of that body.
A resolution for expulsion, introduced and urged by the Republican
leader, Representative Mondell, failed by the narrow margin of eight
votes, the poll standing 208 to 113,
j with a two-thirds vote needed for ex-
pulrion. A substitute resolution call-
in;, for censure, which was introduced
by Representative Garrett, of Tennessee, the Democratic leader, waa
1   adopted unanimously.
Recently Blanton naked ihe house
I for permission to extend his remarks
[ in the Congressional Record ."upon
F tiie improvement in the government
.   printing office."   Following the usual
custom, no objection was made. "In
these eases the member has a free
hand in inserting matter in the Record, which he may afterward print
. in pamphlet form and circulate under
his frank.
Attacked Union Labor
ES   Blanton's "remarks" proved to be
his stereotyped harangue against or-
.,' ganixedd labor, with special attention
^ to the Typographical nnion.   He included part of a quarrel between two
employees of the printing office, in
which one of the employees was alleged to use profane and obscene
language.   The information was furnished Blanton by the other employee,
who has written letters to the Texan
on the "tyranny" of this union.
Blanton made no attempt to expurgate the indecencies, bnt printed
them ao plainly that he clearly intended to "prove" his ease against
organized labor.
Nobody Defended Him
Blanton's Utile mind and his lack
of judicial balance was never more
clearly shown, but he failed to reckon
on the cyclone that would hit him
when his colleagues read his "remarks" in the Congressional Record,
tome of October 22. The following
day a motion to expunge the objectionable matter was adopted by a
vote of 814 to 1, Blanton casting the
BARNARD TO SPEAK
AT DREAMLAND
Neelands Urges Labor Unity to
Displace Liberal
Party.       ^
With Tom Richardson in the chair
at the Dreamland Theatre last Sunday evening, R. H. Neelands, Labor
M.P., gave a resume of the work of
the Labor representatives at Victoria
during the present session. He urged
all workers, whether in agreement
with legislative action or not, to unite
their forces, and at the next opportunity help get rid of the Liberal bag
of tricks over at Victoria. There
waa no doubt in his mind aa to the
use made of the legislative machinery
of the province by the capitalists, and
it had been very effective in their
i n-���."���est*. He had opposed the introduction of the one-man sliest cars at
this time, and ao far as he waa concerned, had no apologies to offer.
Meetings wiU be held in support of
the candidature of Tom Richardson,
in Vancouver South, November 4th,
Queen Mary School, Sasamat ear, and
at McKenzie School (46th and
Fraser), November 9th, both at   8
Trades Council Votes $50
To Britannia Sufferers
Urges Union- to Donate���Socials Proving Great Help to Movement--
To Press for Labor Legislation���Cheer Up or Break Up���
Urged to Support Labor Candidate���Opposed
to the Income Tax.
penalty of the law for uttering a
forged document in order to obtain
title to half-breed script land, was
endorsed and opened for signatures.
Helping  the Movement
DeL McDonald, reporting for the
label committee, informed the council
cl that the whist drive and dance
was a splendid success. The next
thing on the program was a smoking
concert on November 10.
Del. Herrett said that the socials
ware going to be a great help in not
only boosting the nnion card, label
aad button, but it was going to help
boost the labor movement as a whole.
Parliamentary Committee
Del. Bartlett, of the Parliamentry
Committee, appealed for more members of every nnion to interest themselves in the work of the committee.
He pointed out the necessity of work-
em helping to draw up and introduce
labor legislation, drawing attention
to the fact that labor cannot expect
legislation unless it works for it and
demands it He pointed out that the
government had promised certain
legislation last session, but   nothing
TEAR GAS BOMBS
FOR UNRULY MOBS
411 the invitations have been Sent
out for the rally which will be held
at Headquarters, Monday, November
7th, Thanksgiving Day. Bally will
open at 8 p.m.
Barnard Next Snnday
T. A. Barnard wiD be the speaker
at the Dreamland Theatre meeting
on Sunday evening next T. A. has
been located in Nanaimo for several
months now, and will have something
to say about the Labor movement on
the Island. At the last Provincial
election Barnard contested Nanaimo
against the Minister of Mines, and
only faded to secure election by 175
votes.
The Forum Committee reported
progress and expect to make a start
Sunday afternoon at S p.m. at Headquarters, 148 Cordova Street, W. The
*cial committee intimated that an
early start would be made on "the
Saturday evening social
At its regular session held in the
Labor Hall, Tuesday evening, the
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
donated $.50.00 to the relief fund of
the Brittannia Beach flood victims.
Del., Showier reported on the meeting
called by the Board of Trade to aid
in the relief of the sufferers. Most
of those affected by the disaster he
said, were women and children, whose
husbands and fathers were in various
parts of "the country looking for work,
having been thrown out of employment by the recent fire at the mill.
These people had not only lost everything in the shape of furniture and
even clothing, bnt bad lost their savings in the flood, there being no bank
in which to deposit them. The council
also urged further action by local
unions.
A communication was received
from the Federal Department ot
Health asking for further, informations regarding the mingling of Chinese lepers among their fellow countrymen.   Request complied with.
A Speed Art ia t Heroine
The Budding Trades Council,' of
Los Angeles, sent word to the effect
that the Lanky Famous Players' Co..
an anti-union outfit, was capitalizing
the arrest of Bebe Daniels, who was
recently sentenced to jail for -seeding, by portraying her as a heroine in
a picture called "The, Speed Girt"
The council urges labor to make a
protest against this outrage, pointing ont that many worken and their
children have been killed and mained
by these speed demons.
staeelatlsa From Cigar Makers
A resolution from the locked-out ported progress.    The Bookbinders'
cigar makers, of Vancouver, urging Uifloh and the Lithographers' Union
PHILADELPHIA��� An appropriation of $2,000 has been made by the
City Council for the purchase of tear
gas bombs, and a squad of 60 policemen will be instructed in their use,
it was announced by Superintendent
of Police Mills.
Demonstrations of the effectiveness
of this tear gas to break up crowds
and other assemblies Were staged by
various police forces. It was shown
the gas could render futile, if so desired, political or industrial gatherings.
The action of the City Council here
in providing for the use of the chemical to considered significant in view
of the fact that it comes dose on the
heels of numerous strikes for better
working conditions.
JAPANESE FLOG
KOREAN WORKERS
Authorities Keep Down Unions by
. Brutal Treatment of
Natives.
FOLLOW IHE CROWD
TO THE SMOKER
Assured of a Baal Good Time at
the Label Trades
Concert.
With a large number of talented
artists already on the canto for the
Label Committee's Smoking Concert
next Thursday, and full co-operation
of the Theatrical Trades, there is
every prospect of it being a red-letter
affair. The Musicians' Union haa already obtained eight volunteers for
musical selections, artists from the
Lodge Cafe will be on the programme
and it to hoped also to be able to secure one or two from the Orpheum
Theatre to "do a tarn" to keep na
smiling. Many others hare volunteered their services and when 'one
thinks of th* smokes and refreshment*
that will be on hand, there to no gainsaying that the audience will have a
real good time. A limited number of
tickets are still on sale around the
Labor Hall, price fifty cents. Don't
miss the fun.
What about yoor subscription?
one rote. The temper of the house
was shown by its refusal to permit
him to speak on the motion. Not a
member of the hooss defended or
excused him.
action upon the Provincial legislators
against the Stettler Cigar Factory,
for violation of the minimum wage
law, waa endorsed and the secretary
requested to forward a copy to all
legislators.
The Dominion Trade Congress requested the conncil to obtain an
answer from all candidates running
for Federal office aa to what their
actions wiU be, if elected, on labor
legislation proposed by organised
labor. This matter was turned over
to toe parliamentary committee with
power to act,
A communication was read from
die Building Trades Council, of California, to the effect that nnscrupolous
employers .were advertising for from
5,000 to 10,000 bricklayers, plasterers
and carpenters to take care of' the
building boom which to alleged to he
now on. The council says there to
no building boom and $0,000 unemployed.
A communication waa received
from the Minister of Labor to the effect that a fair wage clause waa inserted in the agreement with J.
Coughlan A Sons for the construction of a dry dock in Vancouver, and
that the new agreement for the floating dock will naturally include a fair
Law to Evade Law
A petition asking for tbe repeal of
aa amendment to Sect. 1140 of the
Criminal Code of Canada, made this
year, and which waa introduced���ao
the petition states���to enable an
Edmonton millionaire to escape the
had been done. What action, he
said, does the council wish to take
while the present house to in session?
Del. Showier thought the legislators
were too busy fighting over Beaver
skins and boose to take np the subject of labor legislation. The council, however, instructed the parliamentary committee to press for tbe
legislation proposed by the committee-
Two Mora Join Conncil -
The   organization   committee   re-
having voted to affiliate with the
council. Steps were also under way
to increase the membership of the
Garment Workers. ���    V
"Cheer Up Week-
Del. Showier reported having attended the "Cheer Up Week* campaign committee meeting, and stated
that the chairman of the meeting was
of the opinion that pessimism could
be brushed aside and business improved if the news of improved conditions were spread broadcast. He
told of one instance where 1600 miners had recently been put to work
over on Vancouver Island. Del.
Showier asked him, however, how
many of these were asiatics but this
inormation could not be obtained.
Del. Thom said that the committee
did not know of the wage reductions
and lockouts now taking place in Vancouver or they would not ask the
workers to "Cheer Up." He said that
the committee wanted to break us up
not cheer us up, and delegates should
not be sent.
Del. Showier explained that he
had informed the committee of the
condition of affaire and said that
unite a number of them were surprised at the news of lockouts, etc,
hence, in his opinion, it was a good
thing to be able to ventilate these
affaire before the business and other
organizations of the city.
Helping Locked-C-t Workers
DeL Welsh reported having
brought pressure to bear on Leckie's
and that the committee were doing
Continued on page four
WASHINGTON ��� Dr. Syngman
Rhee, president of the provisional,
government of the Republic of Korea,
questioned by the Federated Press as
to the economic issues involved in the
struggle to free Korea from Japanese
occupation, declares that the Japanese
government opposes the formation of
trade unions in Korea mainly because
it fears their political influence.
. "The question of independence to
supreme in the mind of every Korean
in every walk of life,'' says Dr. Rhee.
"The hatred of the Japanese for their
atrocities and their oppression is almost as intense and as absorbing. The
Japanese recognize this, and for that
reason they oppose and, so far as they
can, they prevent tbe organization of
Koreans for any and every purpose,
because they are afraid no matter
what to to organised for, or what its
avowed purpose may1 be, it will eventually drift into an anti-Japanese society.
The Mailed Fiat
"The total killed in the first year of
die independence movement," he
says, "was 7,645 wounded, 45,662;
imprisoned, 49,811. The number of
houses burned were 724; churches
burned, 60; schools burned, 3.
"During the period of Japanese occupation 616,889 Koreans have been
arrested and 'convicted' at one time
or another for so-called political offenses. Of those convicted, flogging
was administered to 278,087, and it is
Safe to aay that at least 10 per cent
of those flogged died from the severity of the punishment."
P���
HOUSE ADOPTS
ASIATIC QUESTION
         ���*
Efforts    of    Asiatic    Exclusion
League Now Bearing
F_nit.
The activity of the Asiatic Exclusion League has already brought results in British Columbia. Although
only a recommendation, the Provincial Government,has* performed at
least one thing that to worth while
this session by requesting the Dominion Government to take the necessary
steps to have twelve months notice
given to terminate the Anglo-Japanese treaty as far as Canada is concerned.
Another resolution asks the Dominion Government to amend the immigration act of Canada so as to totally restrict the immigration of
Asiatics into the Province. These
resolutions were passed unanimously.
Now it will be up to the Federal
Government to act and candidates
should be asked to pledge themselves
on this subject iii every part of the
Dominion.
Eastern Provinces are not aware of
the dangerous inroads the Asiatics
are making into the life of the Province, but interested parties can obtain this information from the Asiatic
Exclusion League, at 502 Carter-
Cotton Budding.
A larger and more representative
executive was elected at the re-organization meeting of the League on
Friday night.
Following the election of officers
the secretary reported the establishment of branch "offices of the league
at Courtcnay, Powell River and Co-
mox.     /
The new executive to composed aa
follows: Gen. A. D. McRae, hon. president; W. J. Bartlett, president; Capt.
C. F. Macaulay, secretary-manager;
P. R. Bengough, treasurer; Col. J.
Leckie, first vice-president; F. H. Barber, second vice-president; and 21
other members.
GOOD TIDINGS
Labor Party Tops List In Recent
Elections���Gains Twenty-
Four Seats.
CHICAGO.���The Iowa Farm and
Labor News, the first of the Federated
Press chain papers to be published in
Iowa, began publication last week,
making the fourth chain labor paper
printed under tbe auspices of the
Federated Press.
Wa do job printing.
Meetings Next Weet
See  Trades Union Directory
WEDNESDAY
Bricklayers
Hotel A Best. Employees
Teamster's Union
THURSDAY
Machinists' 182
awa.a    .
Jrainters
FRIDAY
Dairy Employees
Pile Drivers
Plumbers
For time an
MONDAY
BoOennaken' Union
Electrical Workers
Pattern Makers
Railway Employees
Seamen's Union
Street Raflwaymen
Tailors
TUESDAY
Barbers
SATURDAY
8UNDAY
Mosiciaiis
QUAUFICATIONS
FOR VOTING
Get on the Voters' List and Send
Your Spokesman to
Ottawa.
1. Every person, male or female,
shall bc qualified to vote, not being an
Indian, ordinarily resident on an Indian reservation:
(a) Is a British subject
(b) Is 21 years Of age.
(c) Has ordinarily resided in Canada for at least 12 months and in the
electoral district wherein such person
seeks to vote for at least two months
immediately preceding the writ of election.
(d) Provided, however, that an Indian who has served in the naval, military or air forces of Canada in the tote
war, shall be qualified to vote unless
otherwise disqiialfaSed under the three
preceding clauses.
The children of foreign persons who
were born abroad are entitled to vote
by the naturalization of their parents.
Tea laborers of Ceylon 'receive from
8 to 20 cents a day.
Children enjoying the benefit of
school aad the pleasure of die playground instead of the drudgery of tbe
mill aad factory is part of the progress
made by die union labeL
The elections are over in Sweden,
and the final results are to hand.
Victory haa /followed upon victory.
From practically every comer of this
enlightened country, with its old and
noble traditions, messages of sweeping victories for the Labor cause, for
peace and international brotherhood,
have brought happy tidings to thousands of workers' homos where the
night mare of unemployment was.
lurking in the darkness. The work-
era in Sweden have fought their finest
election campaign, and as anjratcome
it to now almost a certainty that the
Labor veteran, Hjalmar Branting, will
succeed in forming, for the seeond
time, a purely workers' cabinet.
Tha Results
Social Democrats .......     688,001
Conservatives     448,968
Liberals ....__...._     882,800
Farmers...���.���. ���..._,   190,290
Communists ���...     ��9,087
Left Socialists _,      45,877
Labor Galas
The total sum of votes given to
Labor candidates is almost "as large
as that given to all the bourgeois,
parties combined. According to the
Stockholm Social-Demograten, the
Labor party would only have required
7,000 more votes, spread over ten
constituencies, to have gained an
absolute majority over all the other
parties in the Second Chamber of the
Swedish Riksdag. As it is, the Swedish workers have sow returned 106
candidates to the Parliament against
the 124 returned by the three bourgeois parties. The strength of the
various parties in the Riksdag to now,
compared with last year:
1021
Social Democrats .	
Left Socialists  ___,	
Commuaists ���
Liberals	
Farmers .......
Conservatives
98
6
7
41
��
62
Labor candidates have thus gained
no less than 24 seats in the Swedish
Parliament
The Electrical Workers' Union haa
voted 825.00 to the Brittania Beach
flood victims'fund. \
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PAGE TWO
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
'
THE B.C. LABOR NEWS
Official Organ of the Vancouver Trades
and Labor Council snd Affillated
Unions.
Control Committee: F. W. Welsh, P.
R. Bengough, and W. J. Bartlett.
Published every Friday at Labor Hall,
819 Pender Street West
Vancouver, B.C.
Telephones Seymour 7495-7496
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H. W. WATTS -  Editor snd Manager
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4.
CHANGING THE SYSTEM
ODD BITS
(Conducted by Sydney Warren)
SHAVIAN SAYINGS
"Never give the people anything
they want; give them something they
ought to want but don't".
"The philanthropist is a parasite on
misery."
In spite of the world-wide unrest
that haa taken place since the closing
of the War, and in spite of the gen-,
eral attack upon wages and living
conditions of the workers, there are
still a vast majority who are content
with things as they sre. This vast
mass have been unmoved by the tragedy of the war and the threatening
signs of another. They have been
unmoved by the high cost of living,
except to shrug their shoulders, and
today they stand contented with attempts at wage reductions by employers and loss of jobs through business depression. And this is part of
the great mass of workers that must
be stirred to action before the present .economic system can be changed
to meet the ideas of Marxian philosophers. For many years these idealists have dreamed of the revolution
"just around the corner," and with
the consummation of the Russian revolution their hopes ran high for a
quick change in their own countries.
Yet what do we And. Russia slipping
right into capitalism, and the Communists introducing only last week,
into Moscow and other cities, institutions catering to that holy trinity of
Rent, Interest and Profit What is
the matter with the Communist4>ro-
gramme, may we ask, that it is compelled to issue loans on-mortgages,
that pernicious blood aad vitality
sucking scheme for living on interests
derived from such loans? Why reintroduce the profit system by the
introduction of private enterprises?
Why turn over vast areas of timber
and mining land for exploitation by
foreign capitalists?
These are questions that not only
need answering but need a great deal
of analysing. Russia is not bankrupt
Neither should it lack the men and
women with the necessary qualification for running industry. It seems
that money and experience are the
only two things that should be necessary to introduce collective ownership. But apparently there is something else.
We are not going to fool ourselves
' or try to kid ourself fthat Russia is
doing alright that it is or will be a
workers' paradise. It seems foolish
to us to close our eyes and ears to
these facts. If Russia is blazing the
way then it is leading back to where
we are, and perhaps that is why so
many workers are becoming indifferent to the Communist ideals.
We can only explain this condition
in the fact that there was too much
destruction instead of construction in
the early stages of the revolution.
Private enterprises were turned over
bolus bolus to committees who knew
nothing of the methods of operation
of industry. A great mass of the
workers were indifferent to the
Change and failed to co-operate. True
there were a gnat number of enthusiasts but these had to be used to
force the others to action. This then
leads one to realise that if a change
in the present system must take place
it should be by a alow process. That
not only must the present owners
and operators of industry be a party
to the scheme, but that the great
mass of, at present, indifferent workers, must .also be a party to the
scheme. If this is true then the
working class organization that expects to obtain political power must
not only advocate immediate demands
Oat will interest the almost contented workers, but must open up its
ranks to the men who have a great
deal of knowledge and actual experience in the operation of industry.
a    ���    ���
PROVINCIAL TAXATION
Because of an orgy of graft, corruption and wild-cat schemes, the
Provincial Government now finds it
necessary to place another tax upon
everybody in the Province that will
not only bring further misery and
poverty among the workers, but will
throttle every kind of industry. The
proposed tax on stocks and equipment
of the business and manufacturing
concerns in, the Province "can only
have the effect of closing down the
few that are here, because it will be
cheaper to manufacture outside the
Province and ship the goods in to retailers, than to carry a stock and
equipment that will be taxed by thc
Government It must be borne in
mind that these industries are already
taxed in many different ways and the
new tax will just about be the one
that will "break the camel's back."
Retail merchants will of course
hove another tax also to meet, and
what with high rents and slack trade
their lot will not be an easy one.
But what about the wage worker?
He has always carried the load and
it i will be his turn to again assume
the extra load made possible by the
proposed tax. Not only will he have
to pay that one per cent Provincial
income tax and the Federal income
tax, but the manufacturer and the
merchant if they manage to stay in
busniess will pass along their tax to
the price of the goods and the consumer will pay.
Irrespective of the wonderful (?)
Socialist discovery that the workers
do not pay taxes, we are afraid that
the workers will have to slave night
and day in order to obtain a decent
livelihood, because of the taxes imposed upon them. Every worker
should make it his or her business to
write their Provincial representative
urging opposition to the proposed
taxes. As a remedy to meet and cut
down the Provincial expenditure they
might suggest the cutting down of
the from $300 to $500 a month salaries of hundreds of petty officials
and hangers on, make some of the
already exposed grafters get out and
have s general clean-up.
"The notion that poverty favors
virtue wss clearly invented to persuade the poor that what they lost
in this world they would gain in the
next"
���
"Ladies and gentlemen are permitted to have friends in the kennel but
not in the kitchen."
THE LAW'S WAY
To the average person there are
many things about the law and its
processes that he cannot understand.
The recent case in which a nineteen
year old youth was convicted and
sentenced to hsng for murder, while
his accomplice, though formally receiving a like sentence, was assured
the judge's recommendation for pardon in consideration for testifying
against his companion, is a pertinent
one.
Society as a whole condemns the
informer and stigmatizes him as a
spy, stool-pigeon, pimp, squealer and
snitcher. The law, however, takes a
different view and punishes the betrayed and rewards the equally guilty
betrayer for doing what in every
human rule of conduct is despised and
excoriated.
As to the crime of murder itself,
we are equally inconsistent. Society
only condones it on a wholesale scale.
When diplomats involve nations into
wars costing thousands upon thousands of lives, fsr from being punished, they are honoured. Unscrupulous
humans sell us tubercular cattle or
adulterate our food'with poisonous
matters and the number of these that
have received the death penalty has
yet to be recorded. Admittedly, this
does not justify the murder of even
one individual, yet the youth in question was, in a large measure, the victim of society which now is bent upon
hanging him. Had that same society
been as eager in enabling him to secure an honest livelihood as it now
is to take his life, in all probability he
ould not be occupying the death cell
ay.
JAPANESE BARRED
FROM OWNING LAND
SEATTLE.���Japanese are to be
barred from further entry on Indian
lands in the State of Washington
pursuant to an order from the department of the interior not to lease any
lands to persons not eligible to become citizens of the United States.
The new ruling is regarded as a
recognition by the federal authorities of the alien land law passed at the
recent session of the Washington legislature and follows a campaign started over a year ago by labor and soldier organizations. Previously the
Japanese had outbid the veterans and
white settlers for the choicest lands
on the Indian reserves and threatened
to overrun the Yakima reservation.
THOUGHTS FOR THE PRESENT
DISCONTENTS
In this mad cycle of unrest,
These days of dissidence.
Of all the virtues, quite the best
Is good old Common-sense.
It bursts into the stuffy room
And wide the casement flings,
It chases out the dust and gloom,
Cobwebs and creeping things.
It is the steady balance wheel
That keeps the power in check.
Which else with misdirected zeal
Would run amuck, and wreck.
It is the oi-ered melody
'I hat al* true music has,    _
Shaming thc crude barbarity
Of wild end raucous jazz.
It draws '-he pure and natural lino
Of Beauty's gracious form,
Ann treats with gentle irony
The passing Cubist storm.
Thoughts, in bis time, gave Edmund
Burke
On Present Discontents,
I give���less talk, more honest work^
And sturdy Common-sense.
���H. b.
Trades Union Directory
. .     I Secretaries are requested to keep this Directory up-to-date I
Vancouver Unions
VANCOUVER TRADES ASD
COn-rcnr���Prenldent F. W. Welsh;
Secretary, P. Bengough. Office 808
Labor Hall. 318 Pender Streat Waat
Phone Seymour 7495. Meeta In Labor
Hall at 8 p.m. on tha flrat and third
Tuesday In month
MOULDERS, Local SSI���President. John
Brown; Secretary. Oeo. Annand, lit!
Albert Street MeeU at Labour Hall
at 8 p.m. on flrat  and third Friday.
iDi-oiiia TU-ii c-ornrot-r���crhaiman,
0.  a Thom,   Becreury,    Hoy   Msssecsr.
twice 810 Labor HalL Meets  first and
talrS Wedaaadiy la month at Labor Hall.
st aannaaraw, Local No. S7i���
President, If. Curtis; Seeratary, W.
Baynea, 387 Eleventh Avenue Eaat
Meeta a* 818 Pander Street Wast on
aecond Monday of eaeh month at t
p.m.
ST,    P-.OUR,    CRRRAL    AMD
bopt istn worxbrs��� President,
P. P. Gpugn; Secretary__ W. H. McLean. 2035 Broadway Waat. MeeU
at 118 Ponder Street Weat at 8 p.m.
���very third  Tuesday in month.
B-SBBBS' -rterratiorai. onion.
Local No. lie���Prealdent, C. E. Herrett; Secretary, A. R Jennie, ItO
Camble Street Meets Room 313. 318
Ponder Street West, at 7:16 p.m. on
aecond and fourth Tueaday* to month.
nx-aca-a-cn-as. dbop rosasM   a
RREPERa. Local No. 161���President.
W. J. Bartlett; Secretary. T. McHugh.
1888 Sixth Avenue West Meets at
318 Pender Street Weat at 8 p.m. on
third Tuesday of each month.	
-OIL-BHAI-B8. IBOIT SHIPBUILDERS a HXX~KBS, Local No. 194���
Prealdent, R. Lynn; Secretary, A.
Fraser, Room 303, 318 Pender Street
Weat Meets at 318 Pender Street
West at 8 p.m. on first and third
Mondays  of each month. '
BOOT ARD SHOE WORKERS- URIOR
Local No. 60S ��� President, Thou.
Andtey; Secretary. Tom Cory, 445
Vernon Drive. Meets at 319 Pender
Street West at 8 p.m. on first Tuesday
In month.
BRICKT.ATER8, 1_A3*>NS AMD PLASTERERS.���President, W. Kerr; Seeretary.
L. Padcelt. Meet* at Labor Hall on 3nd
and 4th Wedneaday In month.	
BRIDOR. STRUCTURA*- ft ORRARO-R-
TA_ -ROM WORKERS, Local No. 87
������ ���Preaident, B. Bronaon; Secretary,
Roy Maesecar, 319 Pender Street West.
Meets at 319 Ponder Street Weat, at
8 p.pi., second and fourth Monday.
Local
MS,
-at; Se
105���President,
Oeo. Mowat; secretary, Frank Milne.
Box 411. Meets at 319 Pender Street
West at 8 p.m. every third Wednesday
In month.
CXTIO EatPLOYEES. Local No. 28���
Prealdent, j. White: Secretary, G.
Harrison. Office 148 Cordova Street
West Meeta at 148 Cordova Street
West at 8 p.m. on the flrat and third
Friday in month.
[ACa-JUSTS. Lodge sea���Prealdent. J.
H. RoBb; Secretary, Bvan McMillan:
Buainesa Agent, P. Bengough; Office
319 Pender Street West. Moots at
Labour Hall at 8 p.m. on aecond and
fourth Tuesday.
AMD
PLOTBES, Local Na 464���President.
J. Smith; SeereUry, B. Showier, III
Pender Street Weat Meeta at lit
Pender Street West at 8 p.m. on aecond and fourth  Fridaya In month.
PAXRTEB4.   DECOBULTOBaS   ft   PAPBR-
HANOESS. Local No. 188.��� President
3. Kins: Fin. See., R. A. Baker; Res. See.,
J. McMillan. 14S Cordova Street. Moots
at 148 Cordova Street, at 8 p.m. on
second and fourth Thursday In month.
pier D3-TVBBS, Bttssoa, wmarp a
DOCK BUTLDBne, Local No. 2404���
President, W. H. Pollard; SeereUry,
N. H. Vernon. Box 320. Meets at 313
Pender Street Weat. Vancouver, at ���
p.m. on every Friday of month.
l-KOTO RVOB-VRRe' Local No. 54 ���
President F. Looney: Secretary, Gordon Edward*. 3738 Fifth Avenue West
MeeU at World Building, Vancouver,
at 8 p.m. on Saturday of each week.
-a-iaraav-a-a a cbmbm�� P-M-sblbra
Local No. 89��� Prealdent, Charles Keall.
Secretary, Alfred Hurry. 881 Thirty-
fourth Avenue Eaat. Meeta at 319
Pender Street Weat. at 8 p.m. on flrat
Wednesday In nionth.
PATTana
S-AXERS
-President,     O.
L   Irvine;   Bual-
Ooddard.    858
I leys;   Secretary,  J.
ness    Agent.     E.    A.
Richards Street.    Meets at 319 Pender
Street Weat   on first and third  Monday in month at 8 p.m.
STEAM     FITTERS,
PLUMBERS  AWD
Local No. 170���President, Bert Stirs-come;
Secretary. J. Crowther; Business Arent,
P .W. Welsh, Office 801 Labor Hall.
Meets al 810 Pender Street Weal, at 8
p.m. oa second and fourth Fridays.
POXalOaaraM-S PRDBBU-TIOM, Local
No. 13���President, Roy A. Perry; Secretary. Alexander Murray, 1484 Tenth
Avenue Weat Meets at 440 Pender
Street Weat, at 7:30 p.m. on fourth
Tuesday of month.        	
PABLMMBBTABT OOMM-TTB���T. ft C O.
Chairman, W. 3. Bartlett Seeretary. Mrs.
W. Mahon. Meela in room 805 Labor Hall
oa the flrat and third Thursday  in
month at S p.m. -
PRX-Tiao PRBUUBa-M ft AtM-STA-fTS
Local No. 69���President, S. W. Myers;
SeereUry, E. B. Stephenson, Box 894.
Meeta at 112 Hastings Street, Vancouver, at 8 p.m. on second Tueaday In
month.
*>1
Ian MacKenzie, H.P.P., the idol of
the returned soldier, has fallen from
grace. Even lawyers get caught with
the goods.
South Vancouver unemployed are
being led to the slaughter by a few
ultra-revolutionary dogmatists. The
situation cannot be remedied by mob
action.
Locked out Boot and Shoe Workers hold a social every morning with
singing, dancing and music. If Leckie
could see them he would think his
cause was lost.
The recent exposures regarding the
purchasing of the Liquor Board
Warehouse might be referred to as
"spilling the beer." Anyhow Fan-is
and his gang were drunk with power.
A South Vancouver relief worker
struck an O. B. U. foreman with a
shovel this week because he was being speeded up. Trying out the proletarian dictatorship has its dangers
even in this country.
Refusing to obey the instructions
of the Communist International, the
Communist Labor party of Germany
has withdrawn from the Moscow organization. The orders from Moscow
had been to unite with the United
Communist party.
Political Pot
Railroad workers won the first
round in the proposed wage reduction. The test strike on the International and the Great Northern railroads showed that they could mess
things up.
Queensland haa abolished its upper
house of parliament. It must be an
awful feeling to rise to the top of
the ladder and then get pushed off.
in
At least 26,000 acres of land
British Columbia are in the
sion of Orientals. They control the
fishing industry, the shingle industry,
etc. Might as well bring the Mikado
over and crown him king,
A GERM OF WAR
Viscount Milner in a recent statement declares that it was England,
not the United States, that suggested
the Mandate system. Whether tins
nickname for land-hogging originated
with Yankee or British imperialists
is of little moment. The Mandate
system itself is the important thing,
for it is today one of the most fertile
germs for future wars.
The Mandates given to the various
countries by the Allied Powers are
but subterfuges for annexation. What
difference can it make to the subjected or "mandated" country whether it
be placed under a mandate, a protectorate or stolen outright? And
more, does the fact of calling the
steal a "mandate" cause other nations
to grow less suspicious and more
neighborlyl?
Japan, of all the countries, has
benefitted most as a result of these
land-grabbing franchises disguised as
"Mandates." Japan secured the
greater part of Germany's island possessions in the Pacific and within less
than two years afterwards succeeded
in driving out British trading firms
and captured the Pacific island trade.
Her possessions gained under the
Mandate system have to all practical
purposes made.Japan the mistress of
the Pacific.
Today European nations are looking towards the Little Brown Man's
Empire with feelings closely akin to
alarm. A disarmament conference is
proposed. Japan diplomaticallly accepts an invitation to attend, yet on
the day her delegation arrives in the
States, cables announce that the
new Japanese budget for military and
naval purposes has not been reduced
one yen and amounts to forty-nine
per cent of the nation's total expenditure.
But a few years ago England and
the United States were urging Japan
to arouse from her feudal istic state
and become "modernised.". The sa-
muraii class of Japan have followed
the advice of their Occidental brethren, until today, one does not need
to be a professional yellow peril
alarmist to see in the economic and
military development of that country,
the germ of a new war, a bigger war,
a nee war, and one, that if fought
within the next decade, wilt bid fair
to consign civilization to oblivion.
" L. W. Humphrey, a locomotive engineer, has been selected as the Labor
candidate to contest the West Kootenay riding.
R. M. Reid was nominated as the
Farmer-labor candidate of Pictou
County, Nova Scotia, at a big convention. The farmers were in the majority, bnt Alex D. McKay, a farmer,
rho was given the first nomination de-
clim d it in favor of Reid because he
thought the nomination should go to
an industrial worker.
Isaac McDougall, of the Inverness
Miners' Union, has been selected i
the Farmer-labor candidate for Inverness, Nova Scotia, riding. ~-
CITT R-U-t. EaTPLOTBBS' Local No.
69���Prealdent, H. A. Black; Secretary.
Aid. W. J. Scrlbben, City Hall. Moots
at 148 Cordova Street West, at 8 p.m.
on first Wednesday of each month.
CARPRHTERS, aROTBCBRXOOD, Local
45.���President Geo. H. Hardy; Secretary, W. J.. Johnston; Business
Agent, O. C. Thom. Office 304 Labor
HalL Meeta second and fourth Monday at ��� p.m. In Labor Hall,
CAXP.nr.BBS, AMALGAMATED, Mo. 1
Branch.���President, T. 8. Ooopo; Business Arent. Aagua MacSween; Secretsry,
R. O. Webber, 14S 19th Are. W. Meets
Sod aad 4th Tuesday at 8 p.m., ta F.L.P.
Han.
Ho. S Branch.���Secretary. W. Bray, 60
loth Ave. W. Meets 1st sad 8rd Toes-
day st 8 pm.. la F.L.P. Hall, 148 Cordora
St W. y*
ARBCAXERS, Local No. 357���President. <*.Thomas; SeereUry. R. J.
Crate 38 Kootenay Street Meats at
819 Pender Street Weat, at t p.m. on
first Tueaday In month.    ���	
EEBC1TlUCAX. WORRRRS, Local Sin-
President D. W, McDougall: SeereUry,
' V. n. Burrows; Buainesa Agent. K.H.
Morrison, Office 440 Pender Street
West. MeeU at 4)40 Pender Blreet
Weat at 8  p.m. every Monday.
mm pittBTEBR, Local No. 18��� Presl-
dent. Percy Trevlae; SeereUry. Chas.
A. WaAson. Na 3 Fire Hall, Twelfth
and Quebec Streets. Vancouver. MeeU
at 818 Pender Street Weat.
OARaT-KT   WORKRRB.  Local   No.   180
__Prealdent Mrs. W. Mahon; SeereUry,
Ada Hawkaworth, 8518 Fleming Street.
Meets at Labour Hall at ��� p.m. on
first Thursday In month. ���
HOIBl a RESTAURANT
Local Na 38���President. J. Cummlngn:
Secretary. J. W. vanHook, 441 Seymour
Street. Meets at 441 Seymour Street
at 8:30 p.m. on second and 8:30 p.m.
on fourth Wednesdays In month.	
JEWBEEBRT WORRERS. Local No.
4t���-President. 3. R. Dawson, SeereUry.
E. T. Kelly. 1818 Hastings Street Bast
Moots aecond and fourth Mondays In
month.   313 Pender Streat.
Build a bigger and better business by
employing UNION men, and advertising in The News.
Use
Ghana
J. B. McLachlan and E. C. Doyle
were the unanimous choice of the
Farmer-labor convention held in
Sydney, Cape Breton.   -
W. Scott McDonald, a railroad
worker of Cranbrobk, has been nominated as the Labor candidate to contest the East Kootenay riding.
Rose Henderson, well known In
Vancouver, has been selected as tbe
Labor candidate to contest the St
George division of Montreal, Que.
Have your NEXT SUIT
made Dy���
Perry A Dolk
TAILORS
Room 33, 18 Hastings St. W.
Next lo Pantagra
.. WOOD, wmx a
Local No. 207���President, A. B. Flnly,
SeereUry. A. P. Surges. 829 Fifty-
seventh Avenue East MeeU at SIS
Holden Building. Vancouver, at S p.m.
on flrat and  third Fridaya In month.
ORAPHRRB, Local No. 44���Presl
dent H. J. Rhodes; SeereUry. H. Walker. 1888 Pendrell  Street    MeeU   at
Room *0t. 818 Ponder Street Waat, at
8 p.m. on third Wednesday In month.
BAIXaBOAD RBEPLOTBES, Division No.
59���President, A. N. Lowes; Secretary,
Charles Bird, 3030 Union Street.
MeeU at I.O.O.P Hall. BIS Hamilton
Street, at I p.m. on flrat Monday tn
month.
RAIEWAT CONDUCTORS. Division No.
387���Preaident, O. W. Hatch; Secretary
J. B. Physick 1188 Thurlow Street.
Meets at I.O.O.F. Hall on first Sunday
at t p.m.. and on third Thursday at
8 p.m.
BAD-WAT CABMEBT, Lodge Bo. 68.���Pr.sl-
dent T. SommervHie; Secretary, B. 3.
Sanson-, 5(130 Sherbrook*. St Meets 1st
and 8rd fridaya. In Ootlllloa Hall.
���RAH.WAT __UZ-ra_-nr, Local No. 144
���-Prealdent, C. A. Mitchell; Secretary,
D. A. Munro. 70 Seventh Avenue Weat.
Meets at LO.OJf Hall, Hamilton Street
at 7:30 p.m. on flrat Tuesday and 3:30
p.ra.on third Tueaday.. a<
SAWaflEl  S-XX.-DM  0  BlWrBSraT
SOOTATIO-r���President C. F. C. Craig;
SeereUry. Geo. Gray. 1838 First Ave.
Bast Meets at Ragles' Hall. Vancouver, at -3:30 p.m. on first and third
Sunday* In month.
TBAM8TBXS, Local No. 855���President, W.
M. Brewa; Seeretary, Birt Showier. Office
808 Labor Hall. Meets second and fourth
Wednesday at 8 p.m. la Labor Hall.
ana M BUB* OniOM���Business Agent, It.
Townsend. Meets at 7 n.m. every
Monday at 183 Cordova Street West
DXBPEEBERfl' ORIOR,
Na 878���President, Frank McCann,
Secretary. T. J. Hanaftn, 3378 Sixth
Avenue West, Vancouver. Meets at
441 Seymour Street, Vancouver, at 3:30
p.m. on first Sunday in month.
a OPERATIRO KROIRRERS.
Local No. 830���President, Joseph
Weelman. Meets at 313 Pender St.,
W. Vancouver, at 7:30 p.m. on second
and fourth Tuesdays In month.
SEEGTRO-
TTPERS. Local Mo. 88.���President. W.
Bayley; SeereUry, A. Blrnle. 3311
Commercial Drive. Meets at 318 Ponder Street West at S p.m. on second
Monday In month.
a ELXOTRIC RAXT.WAT EB--
F--OTEES OP ASCXRICA, Amalgamated Association of. Division No. 101���
Prealdent. R. Rlgby; SeereUry, F. K.
Grlffln. 447 Sixth Avenue Bast. Vancouver. MeeU A.O.F. Hall, Mount
Pleasant at 10:15 a.m. on flrat Monday  snd 7 p.m. on third Monday.
_.OOOag0--TrB BRO-RRBRS, llrnther-
hood of. Division No. 330���President,
O. P. Boston: Secretary. H. A. B. Mac-
Donald, lttt Pendrlll St., Vancouver.
Meeta at LOOP. Hall oa second and
Fourth Tueadaya la each month at 8
p-m.
T���S���BftStftVIW PXRRBESR ARD BV*
01RRB8RR. Local No. 858���President.
T. McEwen; Seeratary. H. O. Campbell
744 Relmeken Street, Vancouver.
MaeU at I.O.O.P. Hall, on first . And
third That-day* of *aeh month
AaOOOTATtOR.
Local NO. 38-83���SecreUry-Treasurer.
B. Nixon: Botlaoao Agent, W. Burns. 188
Cordova Street Weat Moots at ISS Cordora Street West, al S pm.. oa flrat and
third Friday* la month.
PIUTURR OPRBsATORB. Local
rt.    W.    McCart-nejr,
SIS London Building: SeereUry. <LW.
No.   348���President
Workers!
Pat    th*   a.��..-_-li>. ad    Union
Cigar Maker* of this city back
to Work.
Our factory has been fair to
organized labor for the past 16
years.
Will put these men to work in
our factory just aa fast as your
increased demand for our cigars
will let us do so.
ASK FOR AND BOOST
"Lavello"
2 FOR 25c
10c
PARSONS A REYNOLDS
IMS Soysaa-r St.
R__C-nar_BTB, Local ISS���President. W.
J. Clark: Saerettry. t. O. Keefe; Business Agent P. Bengough; Offles tit
Pender Street Wast. MeeU at tit
Pender Street "it a* t p.m. on second
and fourth Thursday,
Saxted.  318  London  Building. ;  ntnoU
at 318 London Building on first Sun
day In month at 7:30 p.m.
IARCR-OF-WAT
U RS--WAT STROP
Local No. 187���Prealdent A. Osborne
SeereUry. A. D. McDonald, ttl Pender Street Weat Vancouver. MeeU
at t p.m. on third Ttinraday In month.
I Local 1 *2���President, C. Dolmas; SeereUry, F. Bumble,
198 Gothard Street. Meets In Labor
Hall Vancouver at 8 p.m. first Tueaday In month.
(C.P.R. Sy.tara Mo. 1)
���Chairman, W. M. Brlse: SeereUry.
J. Cunningham. Box 4321, Vancouver, B.C
TELEPHONE OPBEATOBS ��� Local 77
A.I.B.B.W. SeereUry, Misi P. roxcroft
Office Boom 308 Laaar Hall, SIS Pander
Street, Weak
AE-.ORS' WR-OR. Local No. 178 President. R- A. Lawson, 1053 Seymour
Streat: SeereUry C. McDonald, P. O.
Box SOt. Meets at 313 Pender Street
West, at I p.m. on first Monday In
month.
.'I
'l
TPOORAPSaOAJU, Local 228���President
C. H. Collier; SeereUry and Business
Agent, R. N. Neelands: Office 314 La- g*.
hot Hall.   Meeta laat Sunday In each |
month at t p.m.       .1
TSTRATRSOAL     STAOB     XB-PEOTRRS    ' -.
���Local 118���Prealdent W. 3. Park: SeereUry, G. W. Allln; Business Agent.
MeeU St 308 London Building at 3:30
aim. on aecond Friday In month.
Provincial Unions
���vTCTOmiA���President, C. Sleverts.  172U
Denman  Street; Secretary   B. Wood- ��
ward. 1352 Carlln Street   Meets at 8 I
p.m.  on flrat and  third   Wednesdaya
In month at Trade* Hall, Broad Street.
M-atlCI-Ma. Local No. 146��� President.
Bowyer; SeereUry A Jamie*on, ttt
London  Building.
dc.    MeeU
Halt   Homer Street, at IS
seeond Buaday In month.
at    Moo**
a-ra.    oa
-abTd
OP R. ��--President. Dan Ca��-
Ho: Sasrottry. W. Daaaldss*, 108 Mala
Street at 7 p.m. flrat asd third Wednesday.
Flustered
"I think the baby has your hair,
ma'am," said the new none, looking
pleasantly at her mistress.       \.
"Gracious!" exdahnad the lady,
looking op from the novel. "Run
into the nursery and take ft away
She wm nun it "���Blighty,
-IOTOBIA TTPOOBAPHICAL UNION, No,
201.���Prealdent. O. K. Christian: Beer*-
tary-treasarar. W. H. Osard. Box 308.
Meets last Sunday of month la Bow Trad**
Hall, Bread Streat
-38IWCM RITPRRT���Prealdent. S. D.
McDonald. Prince Rupert; SeereUry,
G.i'Waddell, Box 452. Prince Bapert
MeeU art Carpenters' Hall on second
and fourth Tuesday* of each month.
-President 3. Lotman, Nelson;
Secretary, Falls PmmpII, Bos 834 N*l-
���arav-us���President James -salt-He. Reveistoke; SeereUry. Philip
Parfcar, Box tit. Reveistoke. Meets
at ��� p.m. at City Hall.jRevelatoke, oa
-aba seeond sad l-ourta Saturday of
eaea month. ,	
l ���Prealdent  H.
_ 4*3 Boyal Aveauo; SeereUry.
.   Morgan. 313 Begins  Street     Now
Westminster. MeeU eeeeod aad fourth
Wednesdays    to    metatb    at
f �����-
'   r.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
In these columns there'will be printed every week the
-leading editorials from other newspapers and magazines
iBMMBanttwmmmtjmwiiimiiiiiiiiiMiiiiimH
THE BOOMERANG
Our Press is full of contradictory
accounts of' tha economic plight of
Germany. On the one hand, it is true
that many of her industries are working at full pressure, and that the output ia soma of them is nearing the
pre-war level. There is relatively little unemployment. Some types of
speculators, financiers, and industrialists.are nuking fortunes, and their
luxury strikes^ttye careless observer.
Oa the other hand, the real wages of
every grade of worker are far below
the pro-War rates: the standard of
life haa fallen, the children are underfed, underclothed, and subject to all
tha diseases of malnutrition, as they
never were before. Thc case of the
poorer educated class is much more
desperate, and teachers, to take one
example, only contrive to exist (ss a
recent statistical inquiry showed) by
doing extra work, often manual or
menial work, out of school hours. The
fluctuations of tbe mark mean a perpetual quarrel between prices and
wages, income and expenditure. The
Exchequer, in spite of heroic schemes
of taxation, is no nearer to the hope
of achieveing a balance than before,
and bankruptcy is staved off only by
the activity of the printing press.
The delusive show of prosperity is
actually due to the depreciation of the
mark. German industry makes Ha
way abroad because its wages bill is
bssed upon this nearly worthless
paper, which has, of course, a much*
greater purchasing power at home
than it has abroad. One striking table
shows the two curves of unemployment and the exchange. They run almost exactly parallel even in their
smaller variations. As the mark falls
In value unemployment diminishes.
When the marie rises, the numbers of
the unemployed increase. Competition for world trade on this basis
  __ /__
means either that we shall be driven
entirely from every open foreign market, or else that we shall contrive to
hold or recover something of our old
standing by reducing our own working class to the standard of living
which defeat has imposed on Central
Europe.���The (London) Nation.
a e " *
THE REAL PROFITEERS
There still lingers in tha mind of
many well-meaning Americans a notion that thc high cost of commodities b somehow due to "labor's inordinate greed." They have been fad
up on stories of overall pockets bulging with bankrolls, of silk shirts and
flivvers, and can not be blamed if
they are prejudiced.
Take building, for instance. The
nation is a million homes short because, the papers said, the workers
wouldn't be "reasonable." But the
Literary Digest has published a table
based upon actual statistics describing the curve of building costs since
1913 that places the blame where it
belongs.
Selecting 1913 as normal and fixing
the cost of building in that year as
100 per gent, the table shows that
during the war years from 1916 on
building material climbed from normal to 300 per cent above. At the
same time wages of labor rose from
normal to 180 per cent above.
This is not all the story. While
building material was going skyward,
more than 100 per cent above all
other commodities, as the table indi
cates, labor waa 100 per cent below
the cost of all other commodities.
At the present time building materials are still priced at nearly 200
per cent above normal. Wages are
down nearly to normal.
The facts arc not as picturesque as
romance, but they tell their story.���
Labor.
Organize Internationally
(By Robt. Hewitt)
There   are    two    questions,    the
answers to which it seems difficult to
knock into the "ivory domes" of some ���**���* ���*�� a standardization of the cost
of the wsge earners. They are the
following:
Why should I join a trades union,
and why should the union which I am
asked to join be International?
I shall endeavor to reply to the
former questions. First, why should
I join a trades union? Because a
ma_$ who will work on an organized
job, and refuse to contribute to the
organizations upkeep; who would
weaken his organization by one, by
remaining out of it; who would oppose his union at a time like this when
we are in the midst of our greatest
struggle; who would try to get others
to leave the union so that it would 'not
look so bad for himself; who would
deliberately deprive himself of a voice
and vote, in electing Union officials
who take part in making the conditions under which he works, in order
to avoid paying his dues, is in the
same category as the man who would
sneak into work during a strike.   And
because I do not want to be that, gentleman*' from c-.iaing back to as-
Women And jThe Tariff
���*" ��� ���
To westeners who have observed
how readily i^atiin Canada attempts
ta speak for the whole of Canada it fat
interesting to watch tha attitude of
the eastern picas towards tha new
woman voter. Thc Gazette, in a long
editorial on The New Force in Politics
.. "Our new women voters will be influenced by moral considerations, although in the United States it has
been found that women voters are not
unwilling to back old political patties
for the sake of political favor in the
form of good jobs. The tariff issue
will be supreme in thc forthcoming
contest . The complexities of this
question will not ha generally understood by the new voters, who must
now begin to be politically educated;
but they wiU easily understand that
the policy that keeps the nulls and
the factories going will react favorably upon the home, upon the comfort of the people, upon the education
and adequate care of children, upon
the Status of citizenship."
We do not profess to speak for women of eastern Canada but we do
claim to know something of western
women/ We know that they have had
considerable experience with tariff
questions and that there are some of
the "complexities" of that subject
they have found to he imposing an*
unjust burden upon the western farm
man and woman. They know that it
imposes a tax raining from 15 to 35
per cent on almost all of the necessities of life. They know that it taxes
families according to their needs
lather than then- ability to pay. They
do not "easily understand" that the
policy of a high tariff is one "which
keeps the mills and factories going"
on a firm economic basis. That is
something that has not been proven
satisfactorily even by the high protectionist. Western women have had
rather mora education on tariff
questions than the Gazette may care
to admit. Possibly the Gazette means
to infer that there must be education
provided to bring women to the high
tariff way of thinking. Somehow or
other the protectionists entirely overlooked women's viewpoint on economic questions until they became a very
strong force in the political life of the
country. Possibly we should not discourage any kind of education but
we would like to intimate to eastern
Canada that it has no easy task on
its hands.���Grain Growers' Guide.   -
A representative delegation of
Canadian women has demanded that
the Government shall introduce the
following reforms. That women
shall be included in the panel of all
juries fitting on cases where women
arc concerned; that wife desertion
be made an extraditable offense; that
there shall be a uniform divorce law
for Canada, and that the divorce
laws shall be equal as between men
and women.
In Finland many women are employed as stonemasons and carpenters. Indeed, there is hardily any
kind of manual labor that a Finnish
woman will not turn her hand to, or
any profession from which she is debarred.
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kind of a man because I want to be
honest, and be able to look my fellow workers in the face, is one reason
why I should join the Union.
Protection aad Betterment
But my main reason is because organized labor stands for the protection of our loved ones, the education
of our children���a higher standard
of living, and an equal share of social enjoyment and recreation for all
classes. Organized labor stands for
production and distribution of goods
for the use of the people as a whole,
and not for the profit of a privileged
few. Can I fail to support, or refuse
to support such lofty principles in
the interest of my class, and call myself a man? I do not think I can.
That is why I should join and remain
in the Union.
Too many unthinking individuals
look upon their Union as some sort cf
a guarantee company which guarantees that if they pay so much per
month, in dues, that they cannot be
discharged for any cause; that periodically they will be handed an increase in wages, without any exertion
on their part, other than paying their
dues, after the shop steward has spent
a lot of energy in collecting, and has
threatened them with suspension.
Again, too many look upon their officers as the organisation instead of
accepting their own share of responsibility in times of defeat, as well as
in times of victory. But no! When
wages go up, we are inclined to boast
about what WE . (the membership)
have accomplished. But when wages
go down, then we hear about what
THEY (the officers)'have failed to
accomplish. When times are good it
is a grand old organisation, and we
are going right along witiflrr' But
when we come to a hard part of the
road, and get into a hard fight, then
we hear rumors of threatened desertions.
Collective Effort Wins   i
Do you realise, Mr. -Union man,
that the organization is the collective
thought, the collective energy, and
the collective power of the membership? Why lessen that thought, that
energy, and that power, by deserting
in times of trouble? Consider this,
and perhaps you will find a reason,
why you should not only join the
Union, but why you should stick to it
after you have joined.
Why International
Why should our trades unions be
International? There are many reasons why it should, and each reason
would make a good lengthy article in
itself. But the most simple answer is
because the working class is International, the workers in your craft or
your industry are international, the
workers struggle for emancipation is
International, and last but not least,
the clam .by whom you are being ex-
piloted is International, and is Internationally organized. If we believe
in the principle of collective rather
than of individual bargaining; if we
believe in the principle of co-operation rather than of competition; if we
believe in the principle of standardization of wages and working conditions, then we cannot support the
principle of national, rather than of
International organization, of onr
trades unions.
Shortening House of Labor
In these times when it is evident
that the unemployment problem is
getting worse, we all begin looking
around for a solution. The most logical solution is a shortening of the
hours of labor, commensurate with
of course? a living wage regardless of
the labor supply, carrying with it
the length of the work day. .But can
any one country afford to increase
the cost of or stop production to that
extent, under our present competitive
system? I think it is safe to say, that
sist you again? Do you think the
striking printers in this country would
still be' out on strike and their families being cared for, if they were depending upon the small number of
printers still employed in this country for support? The bosses do not
think so, and the bosses are very
anxious that after the two experiences
just referred to, and similar experiences, that in future, we shall have
only National organization in Canada. Are you going to assist them to
accomplish this end? ORGANIZE
and ORGANIZE INTERNATIONALLY.
INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIATS
The affiliated membership in 1921 of
those international trade secretariats
who endorse the platform of the International Federation of Trade Unions
was as follows:
Trade Secretariats
Metalworkers  i i	
Transportworkers
Miners   ,_.���
Factoryworkers  ....
Landworkcrs   ;	
Textileworkers
Clerical,  Commercial and
Technical Employees 	
Building-Tradeworkers	
Woodworkers	
Clothingworkers	
Post Office and Telegraph
employees   '    ,'    ,,���'������
Workers in Public Services
Leatherworkers   (1) __
Food and Drink trade ;	
Bookbinders   	
Hotel Restaurant and Cafe
employees 	
Stoneworkers
Printers   	
Tobaccoworkers  .
Glassworkers (2)
Carpenters 	
Painters  ____-_-..
Hatters 	
Lithographers ..
Diamond workers .
Hairdressers   	
Furriers  ... .'.	
Potters :	
22.182.9J3
1. These figures represent the total
affiliated membership of the recently
defunct secretariats of Shoe and Leatherworkers, Tanner and Shoe Operatives and Saddler. These bodies held
a joint international congress on the
9th August last at Vienna, when it was
decided to form one International for
this class of workers.
2. These figures have only reference
to some countries namely: Germany,
Denmark and Sweden. No particulars are to hand in regard to other
countries.
HONOLULU, T.H.���The Hawaiian
sugar planters, at a meeting held in
Hilo, hare formally adopted a plan
for limiting tha future production of
sugar and reducing their output approximately 25 per cent. This will
be accomplished by abandoning about
10,000 acres of cane land which was
put under cultivation at the time of
the high price of sugar and which
cannot now be worked at a profit
under present conditions.
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DON'T PATRONIZE UST
The following places are run under
non-union conditions and are therefore
unfair to organized labor.
Stettler Ggar Factory, making Van Loo
and Van Dyke Cigars.
Capitol Cafe, 930 Granville St,
White Lunches. *
Dectrical Contractors.
C H. Peterson, 1814 Pandora St
Hume ft Rumble, Columbia St, New
Westminster, B.C
The Chilliwack Electric Co, Ltd, Chil-
liwack, B.C
what is first necessary is an International standardization of wages and
working conditions, which would re-
of production, internationally, then a
universal shortening of the work day
would soon follow. But International
standardization necessitates International organization. Nothing can be
accomplished by national organization
alone.
  International   Help
Hon. Mr. Carvell, when touring the
West last spring, said that "the Canadian railways were being held down
to the payment of exorbitant wages to
their employees, and having unjust
conditions imposed upon them by
their employees, because a sleek gentleman came up from the U.S. and
forced the Canadian Railway War
Board to apply the U.S. National
agreement to the Canadian Railways."
Was that sleek gentleman your
friend, Mr. Railwayman, when he
forced these conditions for you, or are
you going to align yourself with Hon.
Mr. Carvell and the other "captains of
industry" _.\d -rev-wit   that   "sleek
In 1921
4.600.000
2.713,403
2.614215
2.409.300
2,097.033
1.604.000
843j000
804,194
800.000
590.500
522250
473,142
343.507
306200
261203
245.950
162.050
160.000
152200
147.500
92,462
83233
46359
40,698
24,500
18,500.
14388
12.126
BUSINESS MEN, ATTENTION t!
YOUR GOODS are on SALE
Quality Girnilation~.-Uiying Power
SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION
The manager of this paper would be pleased to
talk business with you. **
        PHONE SEYMOUR 7495 PAGE FOUR
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR NEWS
m
ROYAL CITY RALLY
FOR PETTIPIECE
Campaign   Going   Strong   With
Many Enthusiastic Workers
Has slop.
Bowsing campaign meetings are
being held oa behalf of R. P. Petti
piece, FJL-P. candidate for New Westminster. Live aad enthusiastic committees are being organised in every
locality, both among the urban and
rural workers. Quite a noticeable
thing in this election Is the number
of rural worken that are flocking to
tbe banner of the labor party, having
become disgusted with the antics of
the old parties, and there is every indication that Pettipiece is going to
romp home a sure winner.
A meeting will be held in the Opera
House at Steveston aa Monday, Nov.
7, at 8
cipal Hall at Brighouse, at 8 p.m.
New Westminster Rally
Wednesday be will be on hand at
the big rally which will be held in
the K. P. Hall at New Westminster.
This affair is going to take the form
of a social with musk, dancing snd
refreshments.
_
Ambition
"Are you really content to spend
your life walking around the country
begging?"
"No, lady," answered Weary Willie.
"Many's the time I've wished I had
an auto."
Nurse���Why, Bobby, you selfish
little boy! Why didn't you give your
sister a piece of your apple?
Bobby���I gave her the seeds. She
can plant 'em and have a whole orchard.
Tuesday he will speak in the Muni-
Saved
"We tried to buy some rope to hang
a profiteer."
"Well?"
"But the dealer wanted too much
for it"
TRADES COUNCIL
VOTES $50.00 FOR
BRITANNIA SUFFERERS
Continued from page one
all in their power to help the locked-
out Boot and Shoe Workers.
O. B. U. Owner Quits
Del. Van Hook reported that the
Kings Cafe on Carrall Street, was off
the unfair list. The O.B.U. owner
after employing Chinese cooks for
msny months had finally sold out and
the place,was now being run under
fair conditions by two members of
the Hotel and Restaurant Employees'
Union.
Working Full Tim*
Del. Mahon reported the garment
workers working full time and orders
on hand to last till the end of the
yesr. This time last year the firm
was laying its employees off. This
present condition was due, said Mrs.
Mahon, to the demand for union-
made goods, and hoped the demand
would still further increase.
Support Labor Candidate*
Del. Ward, of the Railway Carmen,
said the shops were working forty
hours a week and the yards forty-
eight, which showed a great improvement His organization urged organised labor to get behind the labor candidates in the federal election, feeling that nothing could be hoped for
from the old parties.
Del. Thompson, statistician, reported on the attendance of tbe union
delegates and thought that it could
be greatly improved upon, if the
unions were notified of the number
of meetings attended by their delegates.   This proposal was endorsed.
The council went on record as opposed to the principle of C. N. R. officials holding stock in the C. P. R. because' it might lead to questionable
actions by officials in favor of the
C. P. R.
Opposition to the proposed one per
cent tax on all incomes was also
made by tht council because it would
eslly amount to a reduction in wages.
Don't forget to ask   for   Union
Label boots.
National Crisis
.
>������*���
v
"My appeal ii to tie
whole people; to every
man and woman who
wants to do right by
this country; to every -
oik who breathes the
spirit of aw father*
who founded this
British Dominion."
���
/
/    a   .
j
V
���IpHE Election to be held on December 6th will be the most
���*- momentous in Canadian history; for as men and women
vote wiU depend the economic stability, the political stability
and, indeed, tbe national stability of this country.
Today, we find group striving against group, class against class,
tbe indostrial and financial structure of the country assailed
by false and unsound doctrines and theories, while our great
neighbour to the south haa adopted a trade exclusion policy
directed against Canada's vast agricultural interests.
The currencies of nearly every country in the world are depredated. The Canadian dollar in the United States is subject
to a heavy discount causing a loss of over one hundred million
dollars in exchange annually.
Europe is overwhelmed with war debts���unemployment is acute
���and the restoration to pre-war conditions is slow. I
While Canada is in a much more favorable condition than many
countries, yet there is evidence of stagnation, instability, unemployment and lack of confidence. ^
Taxes are heavy because of the country's efforts in die Great
War, but have become burdensome on account of the misconceived policies and blunders of Governments that directed
Canada's affairs prior to 1911.
These conditions are largely the direct aftermath of .the war,
but they must be dealt with fearlessly and constructively. This
is no time to consider experimental changes, or the theories
of visionaries.
This is no time for Crerar and his Free Trade Policy.
This is no time for King and his wobbling "charted" policies,
varying with each provincial boundary.
It is the time to cling to orderly, stable Government in the interest of all the people; to be guided by the experience of the
past proceeding upon lines that have been proven sound.
It is the time to place the destinies of Canada again in the
hands of a Government led by a sane, courageous Canadian
who has safely brought the country through the trying years
of reconstruction, and upon whom we can rely to retain and
initiate policies in the interest, not of a group or class but
of all the people. -
It is the time to support Arthur Meighen and his Candidates.
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'   Treatment Helped Soma
"Let me loss those tears away," he
begged tenderly.
She fell into his arms and he was
busy for the next few minutes. And
yet the tears flowed on.
"Can nothing stop them?" he asked
breathlesslly.
"No," she murmured, "it is hsy
fever, you know. But go on with the
treatment"
NO SUCH LUCK
Young Woman '' (entering music
store)-���"Have you 'Kissed Me in the
Moonlight'?"
Clerk���"I don't think so; I'm new
here.   Maybe it was the other man."
Poor Boars
A tourist travelling in the Rocky
Mountains was .introduced to an old
hunter who claimed to have killed no
fewer than a hundred bears.
"BUl,"<vsaid the introducer, "this
fellow wants to hear some narrer escapes you had from bears."
"Young man," said Bill, "if thar*s
been any narrer escapes, the bears
had em."
A Tense Situation
Fortune Teller���"You wish to know
about your future husband?"
Customer���"No; I wish to know
about the past of my present husband
for.future use."���Exchange.   .
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