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The Canadian
^he Week's News
■jiggers   Seek  More    1
nrmers Get Militant  1
lesco'B  Rake  Off   1
lilitarlsm in U.S  4
|<rl|jfh Unions Fight  I
ffeabor Advocate
UfMh UfkUk  i*  ■■_**..*_-*»___--««-__l TUB _t tl*    ttMDITIAIIItT
Wtth Which It Incorporated THE B.C. FEDERATIONIST
Special Articles
Dinner Pall Epics  1
New Illusions  2
The Week at Ottawa  3
following tne  Oleam  .... 3
The Only Way  •
Iteenth Year, No. 13.
Six Pages
[ggers Ask Sufficient
^ood and Get Sent Down
the Trail to Vancouver M
Besco Retains One Fourth pf Nova Scotia      bearing ClailtlS Western
Miners' Wages by Means of the Chekoff
OJiTREAl—(PP)—Over    three    $12,4*^,708, only $145,000 represent-
tlmes    as    much    money    ls   ed union dues,
checked oil miner's wages in Nova      Besfco   submitted   the   following
Farmers are Adopting
Aggressive Programme
fZIBS   BAY,   B-C—Cold storage warehouses in other ■*«•*•» '" company hospital ami statement oi cnecsonsi iron, mme pHICAGO—(FP)—The organized farmers of Western Can-
fparts of the country may be filled to overflowing, but one J"^*?" "J* «*» *"»■ ^T^ ^ltof (,„r L  ada are the living elements in the Dominion, reports Scott
not think so after seeing the hungry expression on the £ ~„X *™^ *£ S work  .!!....    $ 175,055 N™> » hi* return from a week's lecturing in Winnipeg,
room tables at the Lamb Lumber Co.'s camp, here.  On ing ajea8 the popular not|on th„t House* rents     228,648 Regina and other points.   Two big farm organizations, the
[lay evening, March 25th, two allegedly "green Swedes" the checkoff is simply a method ot i-mpieyce Coal     348,397 Grain Growers and the Farmers' Union, each with a member-
Into the company offlce and reported that they had not having the coal operators collect Doctotjs     222,100 ghjp of igt000, have voted to amalgamate on an aggressive
mtient to eat at supper time, and like Oliver Twist they -"-'on dues.                                Sanitafion      5,542 anti_capitaiist programme.   The producer wheat pools, under
|. n      u j ._.„    „„.      t>„.v,   "om        But as developed In Nova Scotia   Electric   Jigin         -U.mi
|for more.   Result—canned on the spot.   Both   agi-
Watcrj       10,911 which the individual fanner contracts to sell his wheat ex-
had just arrived in camp, and were about $10 in the ^ ^^Vtootteiptog, mainly Retail) stores  1,199,294 clusively through the pool for a five-year period, are extend-
n Firday afternoon they rode to the beach, expecting aeslgIled ,or the benellt ot the coal  Doctors      222,100 ing. their operations and increasing their elevator properties,
60,030 Nearing found>
'The pool gives the farmer about 20 per cent, higher
T innocence to get a free pass to town.   Nothing doing!   operators.    According to a sched-   Ohecjrelghmen
s, and no grub for them at the beach, so the two "reds" * submitted^ the Briti^Em- iyg£ —^
fack to camp* and imposed
good nature of "Daddy"
luntll last Monday night.
In disgust, Daddy gave them
Tj-tatlon to Vancouver.
white all this "action on the
ts going on where were our
volutionary     friends,     the
"safety  sion, the checkoff ln 1924 affected   Churches          75,884   prices fo.• his wheat," Nearing ex-   w]i(m.   .^ ^ ^ „,„„
$2,980,175, or nearly one-quarter ot   Taxes          53,756   plains.   "The last crop was sold by       „__.   _
office   ls   plastered
In explanation of the war time the'toUl'amouat'ot wages earned   Hospitals       118,127 the pool for $1.47 a bushel, while  ,b.u.' te"__!a™e'8 de.al .in carload
prices   In   the   commissary,   men- by  Its  coal miners  in that year.   Sundries        75,300 the  private  middlemen   paid  their
Honed In last week's Issue of Tbe of this sum $247,130 was ohecked   farmers  under $1.25.    Yet one ot
Advocate,    the    writer    has    Just 0ft for the United Mine Workers.      Total    $2,986,175 the big middlemen publicly declar-
leamed thnt this "concession"  ls and included ln this   there    were "It will lie noticed that the com- ed that  farmers not In the pool
77lT,r,_I W W'Were   helu by "Daddy" Lamb's daddy-ln- $102,809 representing a specinl levy Piny checked olt $486,000 for doc- were paid more.    A farmer client           -Notes Tendency to Split
1           Is. ,1 In  defence of   law* who aets n8 postmaster here, pledged by the U. M. W. A. to en- tors, hospitals and employees' bene- threatened to sue this  fellow for      "In the organized labor Held two
!i 1     etlnnlsls™    No   their   Thls camP is *■■*<> a Crcus ••» ™°re aWe unemployed miners to obtain tit society, as against $145,000 for an accounting, saying that he had   splitting tendencies  are  rising  In
'                       '        '             ways   than   onc—all   your   friends food, largely if not wholly from ths union purposes, apart from the spe- received   much  less  than   $1.47  a   Canada.   One Is a movement to set
lots. Most of them do business by
the wagonload. Their pool handled
65 per cent, of the Canadian export wheat last year. h9H
I were as silent aB the
ce in Tara's halls."
-..,.. ,    . n. ,.. <*> nnn     olnl   lew  to  nav  unemnloved   in-   bushel and so had money coming,   up a Canadian Federation of La-
an^ relatives   get   the   good   con-   —^stoi.   --rly^OO,   *-£*  m —M ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^   ^ f—^f ^^
Canadian  members    of    tbe
unions receive insuf-
consideration  and because
Canadian intereats could be
better bandied, according to these
r ,        .„ i       oy mi■ oitiuLiA, oiair ^orresponaenr. reaeraiea nets labor    nationalists,    by    a   purely
By AKT SHIBLIX. S.aff Corresponds, Fedc-raled I ress ^   ^   _  ^   _ ^   ^^   ^  ^   ^   ^    .   ^   ^^    ^^     ^    ^
BHOWNSVILIE, Pa.-(PP)-High you can spare with National Dank   ^ ^^ ^ M Co   &emy   8y8tem_he   (urni8hed   the   cleavage   ls  between   eastern   and
power  searchlights that blaze of Ellsworth.     Dut Payne used tt   ^  J^  _ .__  _   iw_  ,„._ _. „„M,„   „..,    „..,_„    „._.__ _.
crew working on thnt side  In the traveller's face at night are for carfare.
lambs."   Inexperience   part   of   the   military   atmosphere      Department workers, fed up with
.... -.IDDIiUI^ V.V     *:Ut*.._,l.*ll     UU      lH'Ill     t.     imviUtt     **l       «-._.—....,_-     ._     * _...,.......      ......v.,. _■__    _«_fc    ._     .....u    ...   .*.»..«»..    .... __.       .hu.^uug
uesday a chaser was lilt by »U«*i4**iU**ii«*i«*<*»«*.k«*»*4*i..%»»«*.»»*.*.%»«««*.*i»*.%*.«*.**   Federation of I
ill back line on one of the ? *"■*•»." .»«»..«»«.«»»«..«•»»««»    , ,  ^.    Can_d,__
and  sfte,   being thrown J       WHERE   SCHWAB   RULES   AND J      UNION    SMASHER,    BOOTLEGGER,      .   international «
iri^SlilSi     UNION  COAL  MINERS STARVE      j    AND SHERIFF NOW  A CONVICT    | «- -*
and  Internal  Injuries.    He .       _      _........ j (»»»»»»»»»«»»»»■»»»»■«■»»»•.»«»■.»»»»»»»«»»»»»«»»»»»»»»«■.'  ,_.,__ .... .
fand Internal injuries. He
Jten to Campbell River Hos-
fnd is not expected to live.
«xt to impossible to get any
1 ot the accident, as most
By ART SHIIiLDS, Stuff Correspondent, Federated Press
at  Peach Creek near  Logan;  the   badges and authority, and the coal   western    Canada.     ; The   eastern
big cimftn apartment house, n half  operators paying the bills. unions seem to be more conserva-
|iot have been the caUBe, as   with which Charles M. Schwab sur-  „,„ Hfe belllnd thc wfreS| tell nlllon
lnteyea>f*ln a Loean business block
I talked with a man-who Has'see'iT*,
_________ . ,  --     *- ..*«**   »>,u ,mo bbki
■-. ..... »■> -   " - --,—--.• --,--: »•<> '"• I"s,,,,,u *"" "'""" -"""'""" and other real estate holdings; two   ,,,. book_    Doll Wfls &
lured man had been working rounds the countryside  about  his men that lt ls bad enough to live leat)]ng  .^ _t01,cs _„„ th0 .chBfln  heRd           _ ^ ^ ^ ^
I* camp as chaser for about openshop    mining    operations    In nenr tlle gllarcla but worse to have buslness-these are some   Not only {lid the operators pay hlm
Vs. Ellswon"' TTIT        Tunt. t0 9UI"""'t T"   .     y 7i     '!v °f «- *"te""'lses P^"18 l,,Vk,en"S  » ™>'a.ty on eve^yCZZT
day,   Wednesday,  the  sec- Cokeburg,   in  Washington  county, are „ilarged $5 a two-weekly pay ,_   _.„_   „„,,    ,_,„,„   _,,„_,„   „,
bgcr got his hand smashed,
By broken.    Not a bad  re-
ttye than the prairie and far west
ern ones are. This movement is
not only industrial but political ah'd
looks to an Independent western
Canadian    dominion.     Of   course,
inu-n.cn*,   *.»,          ._ „,,„,*_    in,Qi»   *_i,_,rifp   „f         " .,'   V" "'"_/  "." '"""""" American capital with Its IncreaS*
„,,    „ ,_  .„   to   Don   Chalin,   lately   slierra   ot  amounting for a time to 10c a ton— ,„„«„„_,,      .             ,
Tho guards are                   .   ,.„_ , „•_ .... ing nnanclal and economic hold on
of his army of _,...,„
' Canada will prevent any nonsense
union    fighting , „   .       , „                       '   _},
to of that sort.
Afler several months  of lectur-
Lognn County, while lie waits out  fol. the maintenance of his army of
11 two-year liootlegglng sentence In   t|lugg   and   olhei.
costs, but he had, fn addition, spe-
vis only a sideline   cial   contract  with  operators   wJio
with   Sheriff   Chafin,    His   wealth   wanted extra guards.    The 'sheriff '^ r'etm "n sorts of I-*1™*18 ln th8
,   gbv     contract with the  charged them so ranch a head for United States and Canada, Near.iig
o„  SI   t" keep unionism out   furnishing extra deputl.s and made &** ">» -W* Intelligent and wide
of      a. County    He was but a  a neat profit on the difference bc- ■"»»"«'   ?"dience   in   Winnipeg,  he
,'ir™«nia„whC„ta   tween   the   sum  received  and   the *ays*   One of his most illiterate and
bold nnd need, young man Mian he ignbrnnt audiences, from the econ-
won the pfilce In 1912 In a cam-   ™e<*- he paid the deputies. In one ^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^   .^ ^
a congregation of coupon clippers
In a Chicago North' ^hore suburb.
Pa.    Steel wire fences Inclose the (ot 'Wot-jojt.im
mlno  buildings  and   the   company rowlli__    ()f   t]10    oliea))eat    kind|
!..   forty-eight hours' work!   houses where the scabs live. Num- lhough  d|gnlfled wlth  the  tltls ot
is  a grim joko  going  the   eroU8   arnu"1   g»al-ds   and   detcc- Con| mA lrm poU(,_   am, Mconced
to the effect that If busl-   tlveB,  who  run   out   to   take   the |)y (]l0 &lm _, Pcmlayiva„ia.   gev-
leps up this way Lamb will   licence numbers ot passing autos, .__,   „__.___   m_n   ,mve   t)cen    „a.
ectlng another 3 cents per  holp to complete thc epicure. saulted.
r day to maintain a private      T-10   Bethlehem  Mines   Corpora-      Production In the Bethlehem mines
'd* tlon signed the Jacksonville union |a  low. The op en shop  effort Is
Ive   those   unfamiliar   with   wage    agreement   early   in    1924. costing Schwab heavily today but
C. woods a side light on tlle  Within a year Its mines closed In he  Is Investing for the future In ■—■«■■■—t*********—m- _________________
[nllousness of the boss log-  a lockout to starve away the more alliance with Pittsburgh Coal and   palgn that pledged hlm to end the   month alone these latter transac-
mlght mention that  In   militant    union    mombers.      Last Consolidation  Coal  companies.    A   Bnldwin-Felts  mine guard  system,   tions  cleared  him  $2,000.
! the fact that a signal man   autumn Ihe pits offered work at the nr..   and   death   struggle   for   the   Today he Is a millionaire because,      choflu wns sent to. Atlanta as sine life of evory member of   1917 acale. union ts being waged In this key   while  keeping  the   letter  of  that   **_„.. mnmr in the B*Ui! p00se   a
|glng crew In his hands, a      Nlnety-elght   per   cent,   of   the field. promise, he substituted a stronger   ,,,„„, plg wUh boUl ,,___ open'at
kid, who had never before   4,000 miners stood pat.   The com-  —■
( and who had no knowledge  pany began runnnlng In scabs and
woods, was shipped up here   t0* date lt |„ estimated that several CflMfla WM  Rail Men
fen days ago and put to work  thousand   have   been   brought,   of       Meet In Convention
■signals.   No thought of. tho   whom less than a  thousand  are	
1 to every man on the "rig- working today. Tho labor turn-
It the "punk" made a mis- over i„ enormous. They come and
\d this In a camp where the g0.   The kind of men the company
/ Dl   L-   f       86'a  '8 'n("ca-e(l  by n clergyman
'earS  On  rlCKet       who  Is on the ground.    A squad       _t._fo lm  _,__v ,„„„,, _        _
Ane; Still at It <* *^>* "ad shot down the deep '"t^J'lL^lTM^rra'nroads   He ret"lnS hU 0ther P°8t8 °8 °halr"   l™*** honor, as Don ciiafin killed   partB of Cana,la' ^e United" States
shaft of the Ellsworth mine In the ^^^„^t'.*ll,,BaSj   »-» »f the concessions committee   „_,.„.„,._ fo,. „„_,„._„ ,._„_„„_   T„.   —     - 	
passenger coge.    Thoy gasped for ln   Canada  and   ropiesents   jf>,uiiu   mi hea- of th_ commlttee for ,m,
breath as men  do on taking the ™n ot *'•<> 8h°I> cra't8'
descent the first time.
MONTREAL—(PP)—Wages Is the
theme of the convention of Division
No.   4,
Trotsky Chairman of
Technical Collegium
Leon Trotzky has been appointed'
chairman of the scientific and tecli-
Darnabns, just out of Omar, big
company town of the Main Island
Creek Coal Co. The operating partner wus Tennis Hatfield who took
the sheriff Into the business to get
his   protection.   'Tennis   was   the
Paper Workers Ask
For Wage Increase
By H. A. 8PE1.CK
MONTnEAI--(PP)—Terms to be
presented to the employers nnd
prospects   ot   a   single   Industrial
son    of    nnother    famous    killer
        nical   collegium   ot   the   Supreme   ,.Devir Anae Hatfield, the dean of -"--on 'or the paper mill Industry
railway  employees  depart-   Economlc    CounolIi    the    highest   „,,  „10„„t„,„  feudists,  who  killed »-*™ discussed at n gathering In
■"•'"  j°  ""■-  ;'u I  "X°«QMd   ment' AF' *" L" "' 8<!SSl0n *' M°"'   -echnlcal e»outlve *<><•* ln Ru88la'   MeCovs for what he considered his Montreal   of   delegates   from   all
fON — (PP)—James  Smith,
champion picket, who for
Iiars has stood outside the
Ity Press, Cambridge, ln sl-
„,.,- j Dlue Goose was raided by prnhlbl-
.        .„ _   .„      ,   Pfovement of Russian products. Pro- Uon  offlcel._   at   ,a_t  nml
Tho convention will be followed   fessor Joffe ot the Russian Academy , lle(1 fol, sevel.al months
"I  never did this  bofore," said   by conventions ot the shop employ-  of Sciences, who is now in America,
While In prison he was told that
nonstrance against the lock- one as he recovered on^Jg The  - ^-i2>XT*2 bT -"!? SiTST S£  Z^Z'TslZXZ -?r'8. ^ the understanding
It occurred at that plant on bottom.     Tnen wnai me oen ai« __,,—,.—
and     Newfoundland    representing
thousands of workers ot the paper
T nnl.   'n"ll8tr-'*    The  present  agreement
expires May 1.
A resolution that the employers
be   asked   to   renew   the   present
I, 1M1, ls Btlll on the job. you doing here now?" shouted the way systems.  ^
as ordered olt the Job by his straw boss.   A few days later the ^ii<..«.»*><»>»"» ..»»...«**««»»»»«» » ,
Ibecause there were only six straw boss received a typewritten ; fVlkllJCI*   A A II     EDIT-^ '
III not employed somewhere warning   from   Pllsburgh,   ....   Ihe , ll||lriEK   KAIL   tr i*\j\J ',
the 240 men originally lock- stationery of the Burns detective , , _____._,,__,
TWO Wfteks ago Smith was agency, advising that "e keep his J «y »!*-•■ ,   circa   ju«fi=   ;";;"'"~™' ^" than   branches ot the industry took place
,ck by Boston Electrotypers' mouth shut about the qualifications ,^ ^ <   he loved the miners no mole „_.   „   ^ 	
to distribute blanks to all 0t the men furnished. " ___ ^^ q. miom h||(] __ m_et  an(, (lldn,t was„ each other's feet.
  "PI""1 from  »•"1•h-,", 1 i„ fact, so fur as I can see,  they   just   agreed  to disagree - with   .
ti Is the weapon employed and northern West Virginia und the __ut__hlaI1(1 on the waiting list, and Poland Bhaklng hard Its fist, with  » »      •
nlon and Smith Is Instruct- slums ot big cities, like Cleveland, £m1_ _fcil(il; ,nll _, ,,„, ,„,,_„„„ „„,i m„ „,_,vt.,\ »i her flnsco. and China
.     ,   ,    ,    „_ni" tllat 'be wageB of men in departeds.    Tennis struck buck,  spill- ments ^^ ^ ^ ._ ^ ^
|»g  the  beans  by  !»■*««*«»• „„,„„  scale be adjusted, was ac
partnership contract with Chafin s Mpto(, ^ „„ almort „„„,„„„, __„
Blsnature, and the boss was Indict- ^ ^^ ^.^
ed ,„ the «^^*£* A   joint    meeting    „,    all    the
circuit   judge
did Chafin, as ^injunction record   "arch  13   when an understanding
pies  put Don out of the way tor  Wjm^A-Wbr the crafts In-
I to   talk   with  any  of  the with promises ot $8 to $16 a day.
eakers.    He   haB  had   an Nothing Is said of a strike.   What
Spain chuck full of hot tabasco, and Rio peeved at her fiasco, and China
where she always In, a trading post tor other's biz, snd Woodrow dear
on River Sty|i, a-scrlbbllng platitudes to fix the naughty world so lt will
terested would work In harmony.
A general organization campaign ls
to be proceeded with Immediately.
As a result of modern machinery
Bruce to Speak on	
SundaV Nitfht Next mi the ■"""> competition In  the
Industry, the opinion has been ex-
A public meeting wlll be held on   pressed by those closely In touch
lur  day.     His   persistency they are actually paid appears on __. _g. . m up the heavenly sllow,
ferity has won many mem- a pay statement dropped on. the Q  ^   Q  mjr]   Sum atateBmen sure ls awful bunglers with their
the union.   It Is claimed road by a departing worker.   It Ib '      •     ^^ wl        to . e goo(, |f ))U8lneg8 can be what it should Sunday next at 8 p.m. in the Com- with developments that the Ume Is
shop will soon be a closed made   out  to   Ernest   Payne   and •                     8           facm_ u.mnAertrif: ju9t wh0 holds live aces. At munlat Hall, 875 Hastings St. East, not fnr distant when there will* be
credits hlm with $1,60 for loading >                         ^ ^^ w|th warl|ke blaeprlnt8 up t,lelr 8ieeve. at which Malcom L. Bruce, of To- one Industrial organiiation Instead
 -r     ,i three tons of pick coal, or at the ([          ^         to ^ ^ wflrk|ng c|a88 mUBt _ot ,)e dumb| ___t^  m speak on t|w aubject: of the many different craft unions.
I      YORK.  - Bookbinders' rate ot 63c a ton.   The union MM "                                                            Ulrt. but full of sond.   The "Why a Commnnist Party In Cana- The officers of the unions will com-
*». 48, composed .( women, for pick coal Is $1.03 a on   Off the ta form » »W »J ^ ^ ^ ^^ M| ^ .^ nlence „eg„t,at,„„. with th. mill
■ed wages $2 > week. Local $1.60 was deducted $L56 for van- ^. ^        m||Uc „,„    „._ m the Mag 0, ,,„„,. fr,end| Bin. T)l|fi _,„, be tbe la8t puWlc meet. owners Immediately.
.tontoofi of tve**- «*o$f ous charges so that Payne had « ^ ^ work||lgnlen b_ Mt   The ^^ 0, Notlo„8 has done met. |ng which Comrade Bruce will ad-	
gains.   Both locals are at- coming to hlm.   Tlie nacs: 0   ine __f ^^ ^^ c___^ w|)] ,ead ^ ,faiKmnt m h|s present Send In that subscription to the
to   the   Brotherhood,  of pay envelope advises In bold type. "■*"'• ". ADVOCATE.
,„„"„ -Out ot tbls envelope deposit all in prayers. tour. Page Two
Thuraday, April lst,\
Address  All Letters  lind
Item it tn noes to thc Editor
the Canadian tabor Advocate
SIB Holden IlullilhiK. 1» IIii»1Iii*j» St. E., Vancouver, B.C. Phone, Sey. -IM
1  1
$.1,00 SIX MONTH
$2.00   PER   YEA
The Weekly Pageant
Some Things We Do Not Advocate
^ PPARENTLY this journal has aroused the righteous ire of
that coterie of tutelary saints who guard the revolution-
Our Open Jorum
Readers are invited to send letters for publication in "Our Open
Forum."' Communications should not exceed 250 words. No views
wilt be censored so long as writers refrain from indulging in personalities.
The management of tbe ADVOCATE assumes no responsibility fo\
opinions expressed in this space.        	
New Illusion.
THE  British  ambassador
ITnlted   States,   one   Sir
Howard, speaking before  til
(•ago Association of Cominef
other day, asserted that th|
great war and others that
low It wlll "be more clearly
BOOK LEARM.NU was never ary interests and moral rectitude of Canadian workers by prey-
among the strong points of b.c. ing upon their gambling instincts. In a recent issue of Winni-
lumberman, and apparently they peg's "One Big Ballyhoo" (The Small Circus with the Preten-
are becoming aware of that tact. tion Name). the .editor takes umbrage at an advertisement ap-
strange although it may seem.   The .      .    ,, • ' . ,      .„.       ,   .
Hoo Hoo Club ls offering   a   $75 pearing in this paper, because it contains the words: "None but
prise to the lumberman who turns white help employed."
in the best essay on forest products, „ ._ ,„..„ B   .__,,..,, ,„ ,. „, _.u,„v..i*_, ,„ „„„ „_ „
but the organisation is careful to this advel.tisement, what section of labor does it advocate?" ,l8,lc" ln I™ >*Z °\ "IJ*. U1 l'as ^ed ?ur ,T" "TT* an   tradl'.ona. CZl an!
point out that ideas will count for .     ...          .     ,            ,  ., .                ,          _      .         ,    .   '    you say, "If our friend will do a from the angle of the necessity for aI*a tiamtionai  Hatreds am
more ln the competition than will 1uerles thls panjandrum, Striking a posture of outraged piety, mtle tb|llk|„g he will discover that education.    One   cannot  but   agree torlal ambitions" will disapi
literary ability.   This is a very wise similar to a seventeenth Century Puritan, in an effort to cover gold  is   not  'partly  the  result of with his request for extended edu- that 'n the 'uture "■• rt|,,l«
precaution as some  of  the  essays up the nervousness of a "tin-horn" who fears he may be caught human work.'   In fact It Is not the catlonal activity. be J"8' aa wtter as in the '1
might be published. "f„„, fliiufcin-r»                                                                                       result of human effort at all."            I flnd still another reason to dis- cau8e "*ey wl" a*->*oear t0
•     •   •     • lour-liusning.                                                                                                                             „she„           a a        w|th RWN   when Uc state8. of the people quite clearly
SUBJECTS for the  essay can  be Were We dea,lne With a person whose mind was not fes- .,he„  »,   k|ml of gol(1 _ ]]ad tB „what   ,   mcant   was   why   8hould „lsg..lsedly to be struggles
0   chosen by the lumberman hlm- tooned wlth prejudices We might explain that unlike some of mlml wa8 such a8 „   s   do,lar le. these excellent workers be allowed ***** clothing and the necesi
self, so long as It dsals with forest our Contemporaries We do not deal with select sects of the work- gaily Is, gold that has bsen mined, to take the bread out of our mouths  Pleasures of life.'
This  talk of Sir Esme|
nothing  but  imperialist
The  old Illusions that wJ
EDITOR, The Labor Advocate — JPD1TOR, Labor  Advocate:—It ls obviously   economic   than
  ,.,„-«.,..„B *,..,.-, .,_,,_,, .*, ,, ,„.,„, „,„„, ,„ „„ „_ 1" youf "ote to my letter (pub- Ei gratifying to know that R.W.N. He declares that the old ed
products.   Onc of the chief products jng class WJ,0 have been led to the penitent bench.   We have no nnd refined.   And such gold Is part- as they are doing at present In Van
being   turned   out   at   present   Is time ^ ^^ fa dividi the worker_ into „_aved„ Q   B   ly human work In the sense that it couver and Victoria?"
corpses and mutilated bodies of men ■ ,„.,,_ , _*      _   .-_.    _s-     has human work  stored  in  it—as     I am not going into the why and
who have been killed and crippled Uites, and "unsaved" idolaters, arranged according to the die- .av<j aH oth__ _„_,.ucts the wllere(ore of the bl.lnglng of the fought for right and -jui
by the speed-up device inaugurated turn of a high priest hibernating in the Wheat Belt. But seeing     You   say:   "Our  early  ancestors Oriental Into Canada.    Suffice it to  truth or for ,n,ert' a"n "<
by the boss loggers.   "How to kill that donkeys do not appreciate logic, and knowing something bartered one article for another be- point   out   that,   for   the   working "'J"^ ^'"inileBd^o '
loggers    rapidly    and    efficiently" of the craniai measurements of what we are dealing with, We fore money appeared on tho scene class, thc world is our country, and  """
should  be  good  subject  for  camp    ,,,.,._■*, ;._. «„„:„„ „ *_,,„ „* .-_,_, *n,i„„D  .   .   .   ." although   plastered   with  "property
.      „ sha   content ourselves with mentioning a tsw of the things ,.,,..",        „„.. .*„„ _,„,,_ „.„ „„_
owners to write on. Tbat (s   they transferred articles rights" by _a parasitic class we are
*   '     * we do not advocate. directly.    Hut, whether they did It striving to get control  of the re-
TDEAS   the   lumbermen   have   In We do not a(jvocate splitting the ranks of the workers in on a result or a work basis depend- malnliig five-sixths of its surface.
1  abundance.      They    were    the made constitution fo,. & ^ cent ed upon whether thoy went by the     I think he Is looking ... the wrong
original   Inventors   of   ventilating *"* _ ~ ___    ,  ,_ .    .,     L,  quality  and  quantity  in  determin- direction when he states   our Orl-
must be a dolt indeed to I
the   exalted   sentiments
by statesmen about  holyd
preserve civilization or to!
inanity out of the abyss.1
telllgent people frankly ag
at the bottom all wars
omlc.   But Sir Esme How
sleeping quarters by the simple ex- per month per capita tax.    We do not promulgate the theory -^  ,,__,__*_„(_   m.   whetheI.  they ental fellow workers are taking the "»™ j™^,^"^"^
pedlent of leaving cracks in t— that something can be got from nothing.   We do not propose went by ll0W ]ong u took to pro- bread out of our mouths."  Had he ,_lm the 801,t '0( _c0_Bi
floors and knot holes In the walls, educating the workers by inveigling them into depositing part duce the articles.   My contention ls said thst of the capitalist class, who _r0(,uc__ modern wars, so'
Cheap  but efficient,   which  is the of tj,ejr hard-earned wages in a mail box, in the hope that it that   the   articles   are   transferred exploit the workers of all  nation- ._ crcate n(jw .„„-•„„, ,„.
of   the   black   listing
But alltles. he would have been correct.
will fructify a thousand fold, and the postman bring them a 'rom one person to another _ ^ 	
young fortune next morning.   We do not believe that swind- 'bat work (when equity is prac-   would our condition be any better wln .e for the eIementary
J **     e> o        ,    „_n,to„__,i   ,1,-, in    a  e*u-ps  ,.*_._ ,li„oo  *u^,**kAi*R  fl^iiorlef   tn the
one by asserting that tutl
ings of a Tennessee lumber merchant. It Is alleged to be coming
from the south so Vancouver work-
to catch it as rolls northward towards the pole.
*   *     * o-u«"B "»•»"*» »»■«• •**       "b-    "■-"■'• "I'TiT- tlced) Is exchanged, that ls, A gives were these Workers deported to the """
mHE   PROSPERITY   DRIFT   is ling schemes can improve the conditions of anyone except the D ^ _ye . om,B o( work and B 0i.lent,  w|ly not (l0 the job rlght h^^ ^ ^ ^ ^
,1    stated   to  be  heading towards promoters.   We hold that writers for Labor papers should not  glv__   A   tlle   8ame   number.    The -expel the real foreigner, the cap- gufflc*ent ,8 bclng pPoducl
Vancouver,  according  to the find-  regale their readers with tales of how the Russian workers non-work part of the product not ltallst class, from their position of wor[d (() enal)le the popal
"can not even grow wheat," and then a few months later, when belonging (in the sense of being exploitation through ownership of a< earth to „ve   Th_ pj
that nolicv berins to adversely affect the treasury, turn round, owned) to either party -but simply the means of production?   They are of      ductlon arc mj?
 «=  .-...*- -■•   that policy Degins to aa\(.rseiyanei.i, uie u<:<._Li.y,u.H ,   ( ,y nnture)  t0 the consumer for only   foreigners   to    the   working ena))|e all humanUy to llvJ
ers had better put out a drag net like tb.3 proverbial mongrel, and swallow the vomit by puonsn- U]e mere wo|,k ot con8Um|ng. (.Ia89   H l8 „„t t)le fault of the Ori- ury   The tlme wbon 0n6 ,
ing articles telling what great accomplishments these workers    0o)d w]lon U8e(1 as a ao.calied entai if ho is not as active in our to war aga)nat another
are making.   We do not endorse a policy of publishing articles mediUm of exchange generally goes trade unions as we would like him f00(1 and clothlng bas i<|
" i -   written bv a notorious scab, even although it may help.the rul- by weight.   Literally, as a true to be, but rather our fault.    We pa88ed Mvel. t0 retura
making    purchases    pat- ' aAvo..as>r„    TWp are several oth-r things >«<"»■»'> »' exchange, nothing could have   set   up   numerous   ridiculous ,    „   • , Imperial
r    advertisers,    and tell mg class to jail an adyerwiy.   There ar6™     "";''"»    re|„„t .nrthtog oth.1- tl,»» l,»- I,..-*!, In o«r union, ttat are any- „atlong   8truggl.    tor   ^
we do not advocate but these we can keep unttl the need arises*   ^ ^   ^ none q( _m ^ Mn_ m __ _vm Amr (m om M_ ^ ^ ^Jf- ^ ^
While it is neither our desire nor purpose to attacK any ^ ____„„_,, medlum8 ot exchange low workers of other races. tary need8 of Htei but be.
Other Labor group, yet we WOUld like to Warn those who may a|._ |ru_ nlcdi„ms 0f exchange. In-     In  certain   unions  the  American workBra    Withln    the    id
be interested that this should not be taken as a sign that We stead, they are mediums of trans- negroes are not allowed In the same countrles  havc  produced
will refrain from trampling on a rat if it crosses our trail. fer, by which work and non-work lodges  as the "superior Nordics," 8Urp,us tbat their mMta„
OH^-Meeta ttecond Monday In tlie
SSS;^,PRr"J?.e"Ui_,„dJ.,P.n^ in the school of bitter experience, but whatever we may lack in
proletarian understanding, or facility of expression, we cer-
ronlze our
them why.
Union Directory
"" " V .  *,.  ~T „.   „ mm,ammt. t,na Kpen acnuirerl  a™ treated as synonymous. thereby creating a feeling of antag- clare war8 ,„ order t0 c0,
Our experience in the Labor movement has been acquued    ^ ^ ^ ^   nf nni.,_ „„,_,„, and while the organization letrltory ta whlch thejr can
B.A_KKV l^!ME_Lt.\uyh "irT tainly have nothing to learn from an apostate of the effete car
month In Holden Baltdlnfl*. Prettl- nnaa nt rip T pnni-sm
tent, J. DrlKhtwell, llnonelnl .eere- Ca3s ot Ue ljeonlsm-
iarr, M, A. Bonron, 70) 13th Ave. E.
Liberal Policy Squeezes the Miners
ANE of the strange things in life is the number of workers phoenix, Arizom
^- who Can read the daily papers without observing that they
Work   is   the   exertion   ot  one's                          ,            ,             , a
faculties to accomplish something; °f the 0rlental has ,not,,,een 'na^,a of this surplus created byl
ond  has   no   necessary   connection si"™re  01'"" ,oE ,,,uslne8s   by„the home.     The   Identical   slsf
with agony.   And people would not A' p- ot L"  ,l,(,oes, ,not say ""/ produce the sulplns for til
care to  buy what we produced If wollld not orsanlze w"' uf ,"rovl'1; class are conscripted to lid
thev had to lake any agony of ours  **** the>r wera Blven a lea(1  )y real der  that  new .territories!
along with the product.                    u'ade ll"lonlsW-    *  notice the 8o1- conquered and that their ma]
,  idarlty of the Orientals in Canada cxpiolt Btin other slaves.
28—Meetn Hrst and third Prldnyi,
In the month at 1411 Haatlnw w*. at
8 p.m. John MacIUtrtile, preHldent,
Sie-Sth Ave. E.| Geo. HnrrlNon. See.
Treah.f     w.   J.   Scrlbbeni,,   bnNlneiiH
-1% iu£ailnt'.,.*_ ""' Fr"J>" are the dupes and victims of an unscrupulous ruling class. This
musician' mutual protective fact speaks volumes  for the  miseducational  institutions  of E,,"T0K'S SOTRr-We hasten to wltb thc Kuomintang through the
UNION, Local i«. a. F. oi ji. —  ,   , —I apologize   for   making   a   mis-Chinese  Nationalist   League.    They
has reached a very high point.
J.   S.  Wallace,   speaking  of our
Chinese comrades, says: "There arc
16.000 of them in Canada affiliated   p T_/l_,., _n^li\
he  Kuomintang  through  the  BOOm  May Colli
M«v;TnG^^:A:H..L8'.;™;nr«ni today. r^T',7 "" T1""5 * "Tcume8e •N'atlonall8t League' TUey     During  This]
Pender streete,  wcond  snmi*,,   at Am, • , as sex ° correspon- are virgin material that will be very
jf-iwn'  St--\m>,eJLS^U-' *__! °" lu'8ada-v n"?ht last The Vancouver Province carried dent.   We should have known bet- va,uaMe aldes to us in the coining
jamieson, nm Neiaon street! nna'ncini two press reports about the serious unemployment situation ter* days, not merely through the force TVTEW
USres"JitJVo««ni.er,"p"' Fletcher" existing in Nanaimo. One of these items tells how the Nanaimo    Thc   loal   fundamental   trouble they will exert in their homeland, ll 0f
toe^fede^ed   seafarers city Council **<>&*** a wsolution protesting against the pres- *111?". f? T"?1.10.1" T, """"J ci"".ta,"8,m, V" i"™' "'li 'cM experta  to 'S9Ue "'1
™ NIo7oFncANADA-H!I*d"SS*8.   ent immi,rration nolicv of the I ibe -al o-overnment  unH nninl-prf  S"° 'S ""r'""'",g ",0 "C"'ai0" thBt nera",C S"0t' '"" '" CamU "S W6''   Caution'    t0   tlle   bU8ln4
ter.   nt   Room. B, 6 nnd 7. Flnck em "mmigration policy OI tne LIDeiai government, and pointed  lhe workers are robbed In the pro-     "Since Sun Yot Sen In his dying over-production  in   many)
Va"-m.r"-sT""-r"  ''.""mm. 0Ut that a number of tll03e who are being brought here "to  cess of exchange, when, as a mat- testament    asked    them   to    draw already being felt and a'
President, Robert Thonii yice-Pre»i-  wor]c on farms" are being set to work digging coal. The other ter of fact, no such thing happens, closer to the working class, and its ati0„ o[ the present spiriJ
nrer,   Wm.   Donaldson.      Victoria  item states that the Provincial Minister  of   Public  Works   is ™ lvoll*cl's al'° robbed at the point great citadel In RusBia, many have confidence for a very loi
Branch,    Room    II,    Green    ■"»***■»*     ■
Broad   Street,  Victoria,   B.C.
\'OKK—The receni
the market has caul
arranging for the government to "start immediate work on the
Nanaimo lakes road in order to provide relief for miners out
of production.   They sell the oner- drawn very close to us Intelloctu- wm result in a disastrouj
gy contained In their bodies for a ally.    A little effort and they will the market.   Credits are
typographical  union.  No. 220 ■"-*■—"«- •"•••—- -»»" — --    *  **" i**.-.-«-        *..* w. ......w_ -.«*, cortain number of hours for sufflci- cross the line." ttful and cheap   it is true
wS!nrV;'«oSnth™?P«"r.tt": of wol'k through depression in the coal business."   These two ent of the necessities of life to live     Let   us  asked   R.W.N.;   Are  the beBinni„g to show a de,
treaaurer,' E. H. Neeinnd., P.O. Box items appeared on March 30th. on, and tiie product of their labor Oriental   workers   not   striving   to de„cv  towards  restrlctloi
ee.    Meet,    laat     Sunday    of  eaeh . **
month at _ p.m. in Holden Bide, le Let US now turn to other pages of the same naoer On the bel0"*?8 t0 ",e employer.   All sur- reach the same goal as us? (gar  of over-shooting  th,
Haatinga St. E.  *        , Tr  j       _, _•      Pl«s values arise out of the differ- G. A. BROWN.
 game date, and on the day previous.    Under the caption c„c. 1)eUvcen wh(U Ule worker re. Mun80„ Alt|1
"Settlers for Central B. C." we are told that Premier Oliver, ceives in wages and the value he
D.   Macdonald.     aecretary-treaaurer,
«. m. campheii, p.0. Box _R». Meeta the minister of agriculture, and two officers of the colonization produces
lut Thursday of each month.
department of the Canadian National Railways, are making    As for exchanging work,   sup- Qngfi Organization
arrangements for the "inauguration of immigration'to British i,09e lllat Ben wa8 a altch dl*!ger T*ritio With Pnrt
and   Bess   was   a   maker   of silk
Drive With Parade
With Which  I.  Incorporated
By the Labor PubUNhln**-* Co.
Bnalneaa and Editorial Offlce
BIS Holden Bids., 16 Hnatlnga St. K.
Columbia to settle some of the vacant areas of agricultural „,,„.,_     „   -.,,_   wiml<„,  a Bhirt
yards of
stek their fortune on a Canadian farm.   Apparently it is of ditch ami transport that to Bess  n7radeU"n"nApri.V_i'1toC_'aneu'l|eHa_l crm,8e-
more value to the government to settle these dgenerates on ln 0''n'!,' t0 BCt "le sar""'llt'     "
ITflllfir    jSlhhflfflfo ,and'"   Another item tells us about certain members of the would he'have to load up a tri
-t-WUUl*    *V*UUUHIH j.j^*[e(j scum 0f central Europe who are "speeding westward" to wagon with say ten cubic yai
nOSTOM-(FP)— Eleven    Boston
of the market.
The building boom ls|
signs of approaching the i
feverish operations whil
necessary to make up the!
shortage. Real estate sp
which Ib dependent upon]
has received a definite set-l
Florida hoom is over.   Thl
contract award figures sll
any  rate  that should  be  a   "true
to formally open the local activities of the American Federation of
Steel productiou has sta]
cllne.    The   textile   Indit
the land than it is to provide farms for unemployed miners. me(llum        exchange,"   and   the JT ■ 7"""™" ;r-"-» " hard ,,„.   The present "d
Another item tells that five ocean liners have landed at Halifax wagon would be „the nic(llum o( Utor organiation drive. Painters, basedPalra„st *
with 3,000 immigrants.   Still another dispatch tells of 1,445 transfer." TtZ^tJlXZZ^. ^1^.^-1
Canadian Lnbor Advocnte ia n more who haV'e  'anded   in   St-   j0h"'   a"   headinS  westward.     After all  lt  Is  somewhat unfor- horseshoers, electrotypers, garment market aue larKel*f to tbl
n.n-r«""i°nar  wekiy    newalaper? Meantime there are Still a number of unemployed in Calgary tunate that our correspondent Is a workers', metal polishers, Cambridge boom.    This ls beginninl
Clvlnc   news   of   thc   farmer-labor ..,..., .    .     «.    „      ,*  *, "she."     Hud   she   been   a   "lie"  she nlaaterora    wtnHnncrv   flrpmpn   and to    a    close    and    over-l
rSS*6^   u...d-_.t_. and th8t C'ty h8S ShUt !\,- .•       I     .u . U  I    »!•>" >'aTC tried  say eight hours Z°Z   pain-7will ZTTf. "he threatens  a calamitous *
rSTK^BS iSfSi S£ One of the serious aspects of this question is that it is (|own ,„ _ co_, m|nc ._ . ,__„. mt ^rW^'Xned from differ- th* boom stops.
»i"iS«BAS'£I'2*! stirring tip a feeling of resentment among Canadian workers whether  there  Is  any  "necessary 8nt directions to the hall.   Boston    On the whole, the pro|
16* per member par month. again*, t the new comers, who, they feel, are taking their jobs, connection"    between    work    and central Labor Union Is having: 10,- 1926 cannot be said to be c
**"Vi«,'^.r*Lrt,,.Ve,'p™_." "* The fact that the immigrants are not to blame is overlooked, a*?on)'   Pl0-,a°1>r **K~ tvo weeka ooo circulars announcing the meet-A marked recession."can ■
       Xia-*-    i.»*"v    v..««    v d s   ti.a{   l,-ntt,l   ftf   "ovapFtnn 'rtf   far-nil. t--     _.-!_._ „J     ««j     ji„i.ii...i.j     i_     .!_<!_.-   tnwreml   *!,_>   ««^    r.0   t-W,
i ...    i* j _..^M_n„._ <,,hA o«n^™.forl   +!,_,   a.homn   nnH of that brand of "exertion of facul-  |ng printed and distributed to all for toward the end of the
and the liars and .Swindlers who concocted the scheme and tl__„*sll_ llilght begln t0- think that unibns and in the large nnbrgai-with it unemployment. 4
profit by it are allowed to* continue their nefarious practices,     perhaps we are not so far wrong,     i.e'irfacto-'les of tto district      cutB. . Thursday, April 1st, 1926
Page Thl
The Week at Ottawa
By J. S. Woodsworth, M.P.
Classified Ads.
BIRD, BIRD til LEFEAUX. 401 Metropolitan Bldg.
Pacific Bldg., 744 Hastings St. W.
HASKINS B ELLIOTT, 800 Pender   . -- 	
St. W.   The best makes of bicycles   t,usJr anii -rapHee to questions were   '""•■■'   I"01-"!   Mr-   A«drew   Melon
Murder no Crime
In West Virginia
Open Shop Region
Ky ART SHIELDS, Federated Press
T OGAK.w. Va.- (PP) -Guns
no Crime       fP    __ ■
a rollowii)
By J. S. Woodsworth, M.P.
AMUR   the    recess    Parliament      S*wn*   *™****  ago,  the  Retail < L worn with less co™i™_n_ 1"
A started ... with a swing and In ™° »»«« »' Canada undertook. play by ^ .n'XnTeZ Don
the first two days  rapid -progress a  vl"01°--8    <*"<*  aggressive  cam-   chMa    went   to    MtoBta       "°"
was   made.    The   government  de- *mign t0 have tbe Dominion Income   Bhootln» Iron. _.„ ..... *, ' ,  • u .   „.
partments   had    apparently   been T" ln Canada abolished.      This  " hlp. WHY ! RESIGNED FR0M ™K CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Continuation of a pamphlet, written by J. S. Woodiworth, Labor
M.P. for Winnipeg North Centre, which thi LABOR ADVOCATE it
publishing as a series before issuing it in pamphlet form.
on easy terms.
ready so that the piled up Order secretary of the treasury, at Wash-
Paper was very materially reduc- -11-**' "• s* A** who bad laid down
ed In the course ot a few hours, three principles to guide the ad-
It looked as if the Conservatives ministration on the subject of tax-
had resigned themselves to the In- atlon* These were:—
evltable and were settling down to First: It muBt be scientific,
business. Second:      It   must   not   disturb
However,  on  later  days  of thc buslne8B-
moot   r,*i,.,i„„   .,„        . Third:    It  must  get  the   mosti
week friction  began   to  reappear.
i'Ih. HARVEY, 58 Cordova St. West.
EMPIRE CAFE, 76 Hastings St. E.
DR. D. A. McMILLAN, Palmer Graduate,       Open daily and evenings.
633    Haatings   Stteet   West.   cor.        —      —„**,.   *.-_   ,__,,,*__,. ,.,   ,,    ,     . „        , „
Granville Street.   Phone Sey. 6954.   The minister of customs refused to   m0n*y *"" the lT    S'*'""il
DENTIST allow the Passlng of Mr. Stevens'
If'DR.'W. J. CURRY, 301 Dominion   moUoa ''e-Wlrlng the production of
Some ot the thugs were walking
arsenals in the old days. Two big
gun butts at open scabbards were
not uncommon and Sheriff Chafin
sometimes dressed with three gats.
On the day early In 1922 that 300
union miners from across the
mountains Were arraigned in Logan court house on charges of
murder and treason for their alleged part In the armed march of
Cordova and Carrall.
BROWN BROS. 8 CO.  LTD.,  48
Hastings St. E.	
Glazing.  Silvering,  Bicelling
Cordova St. W.. few doots west of
Woodward'a.    Sey. 8687.    Wholesale and retail window glass.
—Grandview Hospual — Medical,
surgical, maternity. 1090 Victoria
Drive.    High. 137. 	
[ W. B. BRUMMITT, 18-20 Cordova
certain papers. This meant that
the motion had to go far down on
the list of debatable subjects. A
short time afterwards the Conservatives retaliated by refusing to
allow the free passage of a motion
by Mr. Heaps asking for the production of certain papers relative aay
to tho Winnipeg strike.
The retailers do not seem very ,.
„     i. ._     .. _.. _ tb" Preceding summer the sher ft
much concerned  whether taxation * _.,_..
,   ., ... .     „„ was on deck with a .46 at the belt
does   or   does   not  disturb   great)      . ,..   _   . ,      "*'*
... ,        ,,,.„, „„„ an<1 ■••*■s protruding from the hips.
masses nf the people, and they are " '" '*'•"'■
,    .._..,,.,,     „_...,_.. They were heavy old-fashioned re
determined that If this particular
form of taxation can be gotten rid
of by means ot "squealing" that
they will do their full share. In a
Trade Review which they Issue they*
volvers.    Don   scorned   the  automatic.
I was reminded of a cell killing
ot 1921 when Oscar White, aon of
the former county Jailer, was
pointed out to mo.    I remembered
"There   are   men   who   like   big well the story that two workingmen
.     ,     . business, they like to employ peo-  told me that year.   They had been
pie, they like to ba able to say:   prisoners In Logan, two ot about
The    government    received   two 'Why I cleared up a million dol-   a hunare(i men plcke(| up ln ^^
nasty "Jars" during the discussion lars  Inst year.'    You  cannot stop  a8 unlon suspecta wUen the m-rch
of estlmales dealing with the en- action nt thnt sort.   All capital Is  against   the   county   started      A
forcement of customs' regulations, acccumulated Industry.    ....  foreigner, a mechanic, had the cell
The   opposition   sprang  a  motion There ia no wonder that false doc-   next t0 them.   One day, they said,
wliich  effectively  held  up proced- trincs nre spreading among tlle un-   they  saw  young White  blow out
ure.   The motion was carried two educated    classes    regarding    the   the   man's   brains
to one against the government. Tills medium  of  capital   when  govern-
vlctory has, of course, no slgnill- ments by their legislative measures
cance other than showing that tlle endeavor to confiscate lt."
government were  loth  ln keeping When the question ot Income Tax
their members ln attendance.   The was brought up In the House the
next day, two hours were wasted other day by Mr. T. L. Church, the
T.   nDt.rc    I Tn     Hnrnpr    and    ueAL  uaJ'  uuu   l'"u*B   ***:lc   «***•*«*"   otner uny oy mr. i. u. uumxii, iuo
H'.'■__■ Streeta wrangling over procedure as to how   Progressives and Labor supported
Hastingi Streets.
fnr something
that he said. The witnesses' affidavits are still on file but White
was never prosecuted.
White was a prison guard then
and when later the alleged marchers were brought to the Jail there
were complaints that money sent
18-20 Cordova   the resulal' or"er coulcl ,le again the PrlnclPle-   The-' are un"er the to them in registered letters turn
established.   As one of the Liberal impression   that   there   are   Bome _,, ove_ by th_ p0BtnlastBr to young
—■   members from Saskatchewan point- firms   and   employees   who   would ^^ wag not del|verej.
wniiMCBPnuiRm   Row, Reoalr-   ""  0,,t'  " "'" 1)Ub"C  C0Ul"  0nly '»" to be able to say not that they White Is driving taxis In Logan to-
V?d       Columb,    KcoriiT   nX.   reallze '"* r""cul°u8 wtty in which "-""»* •» a ral111011 <lollars laat day.   Last year his father lost the
~*_ ____""     *.__       n,onin*.   nubile business  is   '.onducted, tlle vear"  but that they managed to  „._...„,,.     _,_,.   .„j,,„„
Gramophones repaired. Bagpipe
reedi and supplies. Will Edmunds
Music Ston, 965 Robson St. Sey.
Hastings West.
(GREGORY 8 REID,   117    Hastings ,tll_ 0,.()er Pap;)r a resolution call-
public business is .onducted. tlle year" but that they managed
dignity of Parliament would suffer moke both ends meet, and they are
Inclined to think that the men wbo
cleaned up a million dollars frequently because ot occupying positions ot strategic advantage oug^t
to be made at least to pay their
share for the privilege.
a serious set back.
. The second reverse sustained by
the government has hardly been
noted in the papers but was in
reality much more serious. Mr.
Kennedy, of Peace River, had on
Street East.
Carrall Street.
ing far an  investigation with regard to certain alleged irregular!
wardenshlp after state auditors
found a shortage ot more than
$9,000 that White tod collected
from the county for the board bills
of prisoners who had already left
his custody.	
The legislation ot the session is
now beginning to come down. The
revaluation ot Soldiers' Settlement
Some  time  ago  Sir  Robert  ]_.
Borden stated that In the earlier Land ought to be a move In the
ties ln connection with the "recent  days of parliamentary Institutions right   direction   that   would   meet
election In the Electoral District ot   contest in Oreat Britain was one with general approval.
Athabaska.   As the sitting membor  for real representation of the peo- The   legislation  with  regard  to
                                             and the one concerned is a Liberal,  Pie In parliament but that In Can- Old Age Pensions has reached the
the government was not willing to   ada the real Issue was the respon- flrBt stage, that is, under a series
NONE   BUT   WHITE   HELP   i,ave this motion  passed but Mr.   slblllty of the executive to the peo- of resolutions which outlined the
Kennedy Insisted that it should pies' representatives. We wonder main provisions. According to the
come before the House. He was, what is the real Issue In Canada scheme there must be Joint action
of course, Bure of the support ot today—Is it not the administrative by the Dominion authoritieB and by
the Conservatives who, from the control of tiie huge Industrlal-com- the Provinces under which the Do-
standpolnt of party advantage, mercjal-financlal organization which minion will contribute fifty per
would be bound to back It to the now so largely carries on tho af- eent. of the expenditure Involved,
limit. Obviously, the government fairs of this country? Any one province, however, may de-
could not obtain a majority over When the othor day Mr. Neill for '•"ie to eome under the provisions
thc combined forces of the Pro- British Columbia Introduced his mo- of the Act. This will, however, not
gresslves and thc Conservatives, tlon calling for the marking of lm- prevent other provinces from tak-
Mr. Kennedy simply read his mo- ported eggs, there was a very Ing advantage of It.
tlon . There was no objection from heated protest from an Ontario busi- The Act provides for the pay-
the government and no debate ness man who claimed that the gov- ment of a pension to anyone who
whatever. The motion being im- ernment was Interfering altogether at the date ot the proposed com-
medlately declared "Carried." This too much ln business. mencement of the pension is: (a)
is the first time this session that There may be a danger of one- British subject, or being a widow,
the Progressives have definitely op- sided paternalism but anyone who was such before her marriage; (b)
posed the government. The gov- follows closely the legislation or bus attained the age of seventy
ernment wisely did not force the the administration must admit that years; (c) has resided In Canada for
Issue but the Incident shows that |n almost every detail we are to- the past twenty years Immediately
the Independents are not so sub- ,|ay socially controlled and that the preceedlngs the date aforeraention-
Subscrlbe to the Canadian Labor  servient    as    the    Conservatives ch|ef rea8(m wl)y 80me me„  can ed; (d) has resided in the province
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without Is that so far the former sion is made for the live years im-
have been able to obtain from the mediately preceding the said date,
government of the day concessions The minimum pension payable
and privileges. Bhall be 1240.00 yearly which ahall
In no department has the gov- ba subject to the reduction by the
ernment done more than In agrlcul- amount of the Income of the pen-
ture. Por example, we notice ln sloner ln excess of $1125.00 a year.
an ndvertlsement for a Civil Ser- The opponents ot the legislation
vice position the cnll for 'an anl- are taking the old line that this
mal nutritionist and geneticist"; may discourage thrift but we fan-
hls duties are to conduct and to be cy that no one would deliberately
directly responsible for feeding and stop saving in younger or middle
breeding experiments and to col- life because he was assured that
laborate with animal pathologists If he ever managed to reach the
and other research workers ln Joint advanced age of seventy years he
investigations and research work might obtain the princely sum of
conducted In connection with prob- 120.00 a month. Many represents In fox and other wild animal tatlons. have been made that an
farming particularly with regard to effort should be made to Increase
nutrition, genetics, diseases, para- this amount but lt must be remem-
sites and hygene to prepare pa- bered that there ls some opposition
pers for publication, to deliver lee- from certain of the provinces and
tures and addresses and to perform there may be opposition ln the Sen-
other related work as required. ate. So that, under the clrcum-
Thla much Is conceded to the fox stances, It may be wise to make a
Industry, but one can Imagine the beginning In getting social legists-
the   members   of   the tlon on the statute books trusting
Eleven years passed and again I felt compelled to offei
my resignation. The trouble now was not one of doctrint
or discipline. It was the much more serious question oi
unorthodoxy in economics and politics. This time my re*
signation was accepted without protest.
It was as follows:—
"Gibson's Landing, B.C.,
June 8th, 1918
"Rev, A. H. Smith,
"President Manitoba Conference,
"Methodist Church,
"Winnipeg, Man.
Dear Mr. Smith:—
"After serious consideration I have decided that
I should resign from the ministry of the Methodist
Church. It is perhaps, due both to the conference and
to myself that I state, at least in outline, the considerations that have led me to take this action.
"Within a short time after my ordination I was
much troubled because my beliefs were not those that
were commonly held and preached. The implications
of the newer theological teaching that I had received
during my B.D. course and in post-graduate work at
Oxford revealed themselves with growing clearness and
carried me far from the old orthodox position.
"In 1902 I came to conference with my resignation in my pocket, but the urgent advice of the president and others of the senior ministers persuaded me
to defer action. I accepted an invitation to become
junior minister at Grace Church and for four years
devoted myself largely to the practical activities of a
large down-town church.
"Ill-health made necessary a year without a station. This gave me an opportunity of getting out of a
routine and seeing things in a somewhat truer perspective. While in Palestine I decided that, come what
might, I must be true to my convictions of truth. It
seemed to me that in the church, I was in a false position. As a minister I was supposed to believe and to
teach doctrines which either I had ceased to believe or
. which expressed very inadequately my real beliefs.
I carefully prepared a statement of my position and
sent it with my resignation to the conference of 1907.
A special committe appointed to confer with me reported that in their judgment my beliefs were sufficiently
in harmony with Methodist standards to make my
resignation unnecessary, and recommended that it be
not accepted. The confernce, without dissent, accepted the recommnedation.
"What could I do? Left intellectually free, I
gratefully accepted the renewed opportunity for service. For six years, as superintendent of All People's
Mission, I threw myself heartily into all kinds of
social service work. Encouraged by my own experience, I thought that the church was awakening to
modern needs and was preparing, if slowly, for her
new tasks.
"But as years went by certain disquieting conclusions gradually took form. I began to see that the
organized church had become a great institution with
institutional aims and ambitions. With the existence
of a number of denominations, this meant keen rivalry.
In many cases the interests of the community were
made subservient to the interests of the church. Further, the church, as many other institutions, was becoming increasingly commercialized. This meant the
control of the policies of the church by men of wealth,
and in many cases, the temptation for the minister to
become financial agent rather than a moral and spiritual leader. It meant, also, that anything like a radical
programme of social reforms became in practice almost
impossible. In my own particular work among the
immigrant peoples I felt that I, at least, could give more
effective service outside denominational lines. Intellectual freedom was not sufficient—I must be free to
"For three years I acted as secretary of the
Canadian Welfare League and for one year as director
of the Bureau of Social Research of the governments
of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Last year,
owing to the closing of the bureau, and another breakdown in health, I came to British Columbia. At the
suggestion of one of the ministers and by courtesy of
the B.C. Conference, I was appointed "supply" of a
little coast" mission field. Here I have again had the
opportunity of trying out church work and learning in
still another field how difficult it is to help the people
through the church,
it one can Imagine the  beginning In getting social legisia- ■
horror   ot   the   members   of   the  tlon on the statute books trusting
House if it were to bc Buggested   that later amendments may In this     During 1924 the net number of     According to the census of MSI
thnt we should appoint a human   country as In Great Ilrltaln permit  emigrant! from the United King-   there were In England and Wal»» I
nutritionist   and    geneticist    who   greater generosity toward the aged,  dom to Canada was 41,419; to Aus-  317,417 families, constating of 12),-
would pay some attention to caring   tralla, 28,166; and to New Zealand,   869 persons, occupying one room per |
for the underfed children nf our The right arm of Labor It a j83j i„ im tlle corretpondlng family. There were alto »17,9SS
cities, nr to preventing the sub- strong preu. Add power to thlt (ipire> were Canada, 127,666; Aus- families, consisting ot 2,834,80! per-
normal members of the commun- arm by tubicrlblng to THB CANA- tralla, 46,012; and New Zealand, tons, occupying two roomi ptr
Ity from propagating their kind.       DIAN LABOR ADVOCATE. 11,161. family. age Four
Thursday, April 1st, 1926
With the Marine Workers
Conducted   by  W.   H.   DONALDSON,   Secretary   Federated   Seafarers  of
IS the S.S. City of Vancouver arrived at New Westmins-
er on Saturday last after a trip
o the Orient, tlie management
irdered the company-s agents to sn-
mre a Chinese crew to displace
:he white seamen on the deck department of the vessel.
The "Vancouver" was built by
J. J. Coughlan of this city, and ls
owned and operated by that firm.
The agents are the Canadian
American Shipping Co., 801 Hastings St. W., Vancouver. An appeal on behalf of tto white unemployed seamen has been qent
to the Coughlan firm, explaining
that many veterans of the last war
are unable to secure employment,
and that It was unnecessary to displace the white sailors already on
the ship. During the war the
Couglhlan Co. inserted large advertisements in tho dally press
asking the workers to be loyal to
the "king and country" (and work
at the Coughlan shipyards) and
now they are subjecting those who
"did their bit" to a dose ot moneybag patriotism by giving preference to coolie labor.
Wm. Hayes, a fireman »-ho was
last employed by the C.G.M.M., is
at (iresent in the Western Association for the Blind, at 2213 Albert
street. He has worked on quite
a number ot ships on the Coast,
mostly C. G. M. M. vessels, and
unfortunately when he met with
the accident he did not think it
would mean the loss of his eyesight. Although it Is tlle result of
an accident yet there appears to
be no possibility of hlm securing
compensation, as It Is stated to be
caused by a catyract. Hayes states
he Is being treated extra good at
the. Institution, and is to be operated on in a few weeks. He
states he does not want any of his
relatives to know of his condition
until after the operation, and in
the meantime he is in need cf such
comforts as a walking stick, shaving utensils, shoes, etc. Thc organiiation supplies hlm ■ with tobacco, etc., and is striving to see
that he does not want for any comforts.
The committee recommends that
a voluntary subscription be taken
up to ensure that one of those who
was always ready to help others
Hand Made Loggers' and
Seamen's Boota
NO. VANCOUVER   Phone 1181
does not have to want for anything
himself. The Iobs of eyesight Is
a terrible affliction, and Brother
Hayes would appreciate a visit
from some of his former shipmates,
as although he is being well treated in the institution where he Is
yet a visit from his former comrades Would help to cheer him up.
He is hopeful of recovering his
sight, but may hnve to wear dark
glasses afterwards.
Let tls get together and do what
we can to aid one ot ourselves who
is suffering from one of the greatest handicaps a human being can
suffer from. Only those members
who can afford it will be asked to
contribute to this very deserving
case. When the committee approaches you and you can spare
anything do what you can to set a
good example to others. Brother
Hayes Is known on the waterfront
as Geordle Hayes.
The progress made by thc organization in the month of March
exceeded expectations. We have
not yet received a reply from
either the Marine Engineers' Association or the Canadian Merchant Service Guild, but expect
that thoy wlll deal with our letters
at their respective meetings.
Quite a number of seamen in tha
deck department of the old G.T.P.
are still unorganized, and seem unable to recognize the fact that they
should be organized. Of course
there are a few who have been
members, and just because they
have not had the privilege ot shipping from headquarters when thoy
desired to do so they have become
discouraged and are now acting in
n manner detrimental to the interests of other seafarers, who are
willing to organize and seek the
best possible conditions.
Hospital Notes
Brother Watton ls improving rapidly at the Genernl Hospital.
Brothers Bell, Etcliells, Bye and
McKinnon are all doing well at St.
Paul's, and expect to be around the
headquarters soon.
.Mull List
Atkinson T., Bailley M., Bates H.,
Beckett H., Brannlgan J., Burns W.
S„ Coll J., Crocker L. R., Davis J.,
Dobbin H„ Fraser J„ flustavensen
V„ Hamlll B., Horn R. Hannah W.
T., Klssock J., Larsen K., Levy G.
B„ McLaren Wi, McLean L„ Mcintosh N*. McQueen J., Maekay J.,
Martin D., Maddigan M„ Mahoney
J., Ogden A. W., Osterout W„
Rhodes H., Starr J., Stephen, C,
Tarratt C*. Worrall W,
World Review of
Mining Conditions
CHICAGO—(PP)—Nowhere ln the
world ls machine mining so far nd**
vanced ns In the United States, declares Powers Hapgood, former organizer of the United Mine Workers, who has completed a tour of
the principal coal fields of tho
globe, working ln each one except
In Japan.
"I could not work In the Japanese mines because of the racial
feelings," Hapgood tells The Federated Press. "All the white business and professional men in the
Orient would have felt themselves
humiliated If a fellow white "matt
had performed actual manual labor
along with yellow-skinned work*
ers. It would have another attack
on the jealously cherished principle of white superiority in the
East. **■
"Russian conditions were the
best I saw. I worked ln the Kuzbas mines in Siberia. They are
about as advanced in machine mining as most European mines, but
far behind American pits. They
have increased produced a great
deal per capita by better tools ond
haulage. Hours and relation between management and worker are
best In Russin, better than In
America or anywhere else.'"
Notes From the Camps
Conducted by J. M. CLARKE, Secretary L.W.I.U. of Canada
Even Bosses Object
to Police Brutality
CHICAGO—While police In Passaic are clubbing textile strikers,
running down women and children
with motorcycles and showering
gas and tear bombs on the workers, the Chicago Journal of Commerce waxes indignant. It editorializes in one of its Issues as follows;
"We do not know whether the
managers of the textile mills approve ot such tactics. If they do
they are hopeless. Idiotic brutality such as this Passalc-Cllfton performance Is the best possible Inducement for radicalism."
■When police In Chicago were
clubbing garment strikers, smashing girls In Ihe face with Iheir lists
and dragging them to lhe flllhy police stations, deliberately housing
them with the female scum of the
crime districts, the Chicago Journal
T OOKING at things from the viaw-
*J point of the lumber barons tho
much heralded "prosperity" In B.C.
Is here at last. Wages have been
gradually squeezed lower land
lower nnd lower, and In the cuse
of the lower paid workers In Ihe
logging industry, hove been
squeezed below the level of a living wage.
The old days ot the gang coming, the gang going, and the gang
on the job have been revived. Conditions on the job hnve become so
bad that ln the majority of camps
men wlll stay only the length of
time required to make fare both
ways, and secure a dollar or two
with which to resume the wild
goose chase for another camp with
better conditions. This does the
boss no harm as the flooding of the
logging Industry with "agriculturists" from Europe makes It easy
for hlm to keep the camps well
Our fellow workers, the contract
fallers and buckers, arc finding
prices so low that lt is Impossible
for them to make wages, and many
of them can now be found working
In the steel, grade nnd section
During this month Thompson nnd
Clark, Vancouver Island, shipped
in  Japanese   fallers  anil  buckers.
This firm, owing to low wuges and
had conditions, has been unable to
hold white labor on the job.
Lumber Interests In the U. S. ure
complaining that the low wages
paid In n. C. places them at a disadvantage in the  lumber  market.
Production of B. C. logs is increasing every year. The price of
logs Is good. The overhead--*-whlc!i
is usually synonymous with wages
In the B. C. lumber baron's mind
—ls dropping lower and lower, nnd
so fsr thc boss prosperity is here.
"A worker Ib not only entitled to
enough food, clothing and shelter
to live upon, but he Bhould havo
above that a sufficient margin to
permit him to enjoy thc better
tilings of life, and protect himself
against the uncertainties of the
future." What has "prosperity"
and Increased production brought
tto lumber workers ot B. C? It
has brought him lower wages, his
employment has become seasonal
In character, and his money wage
Insufficient to tido him over the
periodical shut-downsi that occur
every year ln the Industry.
, Let us hope that his increasing
measure of degradation will supply the stimulus necessary to make
the working loggers git together
nnd organize for the protection of
his own interests.
J. A. B.
without a word ot
from the so-called Progressives
tlie United States has adopted u
measure for an Increase in expenditures for war purposes, totalling hundreds of thousands of
Before the Increases were made
a decrease was agreed to ln an
amendment to the section which
provided i'or an appropriation for
tho medical and hospital department of the army, reducing the orl-
Almost An additional $.0,0. was slapped
protest onto the appropriation for tlle development, manufacture, purchase
and maintenance of airplane bombs,
grenades, ammunition tor small
arms and other ordinances, making
a total for this section ot $2,861,-
286. For the purpose ot chemical
warfare gases or other "offensive
or defensive materials or appliances required for gas warfare purposes" the appropriation is increased from 11,207,980 tn $1, 2;to,9SO.
One hundrod and fifty thousand
glnally  planned  sum ot $1,197,011   dollars Is added to the appropria
tion for military purposes on the
Hawaiian   Islands  for  the  protec-
to $9118,256.
To  tiie  appropriation of  $200,
of Commerce had nothing to say ln  000 for constal defenso and repair  tlon of the sugar trust against the
Its columns as to the "little" labor  of fortifications    wns    added   the   rising ire of the native workers.
trouble their advertisers nnd flnan-  $100,000 left over from the unspent  Two hundred thousand Is added to
clal brokers were having.
appropriation made in 1923 for the to the arming and training of the
arming, equipping and training of national guard, raising lt to almost
the national guard. ten million dollars. The reserve
For the construction ot seacoast officers' training corps gets an ad-
batteries on the Canal Zone, for the dltlonal fifteen thousand and trav-
detense ot Panama Canal, the orl- ellng expenses tor officers and non-
We Hake a Special Effort to Get Goods Ont by First Mall
After Receipt ol lour Order
Corner Cordova and Carrall
Vancouver, B.C.
The following cnll to observe May
Day as International Labor Day Is
Issued by Secretary Joseph Schlossberg ot the Amalgamated Clothing
"May Day Is ot much greater significance today than before the war
because the need of labor solidarity is felt more strongly. The
agreement arrived at by the powerful   labor  movements  In   Soviet
corns connected with the organized
reserves are put at $100,000.*
One hundred dollars was raised
to $16,000 for expenditures In connection with national rifle matches,
Freih Cut Flowers, Funeral Designs, Wedding Bouquets, Pet
Plants, Ornamental and Shade Trees, Seeds, Bulbs,
Florists' Sundries
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glnal sum was quintupled by adding to the $100,000 tho unexpended
balance ot $400,000 remaining from
the national guard appropriation
of 1924. ThlB waB added, as explained by Senator Wadsworth, ln and the citizen's military training
order to hnsten the building ot cm- camps waa raised from $2,807,471
placements for four 16-lnch guns to $2,820,671. Sixty-one thousand
to bo established on the Pacific dollars was the cream added to thc
side of the cnnal, which would take |40.T00 appropriations for tho cb-
11 yearB to build under the flrst tabllshment of indoor and outdoor
Russia and ln Great Britain Is of appropriation and only one-fifth of rifle ranges, and $80,000 wns taken
tremendous historical significance, that time under the half-million for payment of transportation of
There Is a growing realization of dollar appropriation. These guns civilian teams for national matches,
the Interdependence of the several aro the very latest thing In heavy Then, to relieve the monotony, $10,-
lahor movements, Including the artillery with a range equal to or ooo was cut off the appropriation
former 'enemies' snch as England, better than nny other gun known. to build suitable headatoucs for the
Oermany and France. We have Slgniflcantly enough, the battery
faith In the spirit of May Day."        faces the Far Enst.
soldiers who fell In previous wars.
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Prior to the great textile' strike
Iat Bombay only a tew small unions
f existed in the textile Industry, the
(total membership ot which did not
exceed 3,000, out ot a mill population of 150,000.    During the strike
live local textile groupa were form-
Id, and later a conference was held,
result of which thoso various
Iroups were amalgamated, and the
pombay Textile Labor Union delin-
«ly  established.    At  the   end   of
|*iiuary the union had 6,000 mem-
and  it  ls  expected  that this
umber will be doubled Inside of a
THE return to work of 900 Brit- power  of  trade  unionism and  to
,lsh   Hoe*  Printing   Press   em- force down still further the worker
ployees,   averting   tiie   Immediate standard of life.   The workers are
lockout  of 500,000 metal  workers beginning to demand better condi-
througliout England, is a splendid itlons.    The   employers  are  deter-
lllustration of trade union dlsclp- mined to put a stop to this and to
|When the Czech trade union con-
met the police appeared with
structions to control officially the
|occedings ot the conference. This
Used grat indignation among the
Dogates, one ot whom protested
■ainst the presence of a certain
fleer who was a well known spy.
1 was pointed out that such con-
[tlons were worse than used to ob-
* In Imperial Austria, which gov-
nment never sent (at least not
fcenly) representatives Into a la-
[ir gathering.
line and tactics. It prevents the
employer federation from starting
the Inevitable conflict on Its own
The agreement to return to work
came only after the national leaders of the metal unions agreed to
support the local wage demands.
Thus the London area loins Manchester In pressing for an immediate increase of 4.S6 ln the weekly
pav of metal workers.
Por two years the unions have
entrench high profits on the basis
ot sweated wages all around. The
mine owners and metal trades masters have shown their hand. They
have declared a truceless war on
the workers and their standard of
Flnanclal reports ot thirty-three
metal concerns picked at random
from the industry prove the hypocrisy of their claimed Inability to
make adequate profits while paying present wages.   The combined
been negotiating for this increase   proms °' theae comI>anleB amount-
nationally. But tlie employer federation stalled along paying wages
considerably below prewar in purchasing power. The union decision
to press the matter locally or by
districts made the employers
threaten that any local movement
will be met with a national lockout.
The employers, however, wanted
a better public justification for
sucli a lockout, than their attack
on union standards provided. So
they charged that the Hoo employees by au unauthorized strike had
violated the existing agreement.
The unions kept tho issue clear by
The tendency for unity in the
lulgarlan trade union movement Is
itrongly seen in the organ of the   s"en"(li"ng7be~Hoe"workers back "to  the public.   Thare ls a strong cur
ed to $43,700,000 In the year 1924-25
compared with $36,700,000 In 1923-
24 and $34,000,000 ln 1922-23. Profits
have increased more than 28 per
cont. ln two years. Pro-employer
evidence before the government
committee on trade ln 1924 gave the
1923 profits of thirty-one metal
trade concerns as 20 per cent,
above the boom years 1911-13. This
makes the 1924-25 profits more
than half again as large as those
of prosperous pre-war years.
With tlie Hoe dispute merged into the larger crisis the metal trades
unions  are  on  good  ground  with
Independent trade unions, Edlntwo
Junlty) which publishes a declaration of the Independent trade unlona
expressing their readiness to take
W again the interrupted discussions with the tree trade unlona.
The question ot the trade union
Canity ls also discussed la tbe
.social-democratic organ, Narod.
their jobs.
The Metal Trades Employer Federation has always been the most
reactionary group ln British industry. It has waged the class war as
openly aB the National Trades As-
Struggle Centres
Around the Miners
By LELAND OLDS, Federated Press
THE British Industrial crisis still
centres around the minera, although half a million metal trades
workers are threatened with a
lockout, which Is just another
phase of the employer offensive
against union standards. Conferences are in progress to determine
whether the report of the coal commission affords a basis tor reorganizing the Industry without Industrial conflict.
Probably the biggest snag Is the
proposal that he minera give np
the wage increases agreed to In
1924. Throughout the crisis the
miners have fought against reduction of wagea or extension ot hours.
The entire union movement lias
backed them.
The commission recommends that
the subsidy which maintained the
status quo since August 1925 be
discontinued. It favors nationalization of coal deposits but opposes
nationalization of operation. It approves the demand for reorganization of the Industry to secure
greater efficiency, Including application of science to the mining of
coal, amalgamation In both the producing and distributing branches,
closer coml (nation ot mining with
allied Industries, and fuller part-
The British metal trades crisis
Is almost as serious. Although
precipitated by a dispute Involving
900 workers In the Hoe & Co.
printing press plant It really comes
as the result ot the breakdown ot
national negotiations extending
over two years.   The long negotia-
THE business houses whose advertisements appear in
The Labor Advocate are interested in the welfare of
not only their own help, but of workers generally.
Every man that is a friend of Labor will further his interests by buying here,
Suits from $14.75 to $37.50   .
We carry a complete line of men's furnishings; work and
dress clothing.     Our strong guarantee goes with every
Mail orders receive prompt and careful attention.
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Pass this copy on to your shop-
mate, and ask him to send In his
subscription to the ADVOCATE.
Hungarian police are raiding the
homes of members of labor organizations, the headquarters ot unions,
lln a new reign ot terror Inaugurated
I by the  Bethlen  government.    The
I headquarters ot the socialist lahor
rent in England against further attacks on the living standards ot the
workers. In fact there is considerable propaganda for solving the
unemployment problem by giving
the workers more purchasing pow-
sociotion in the United States. Now, er. This doctrine is being imported
however, the conflict will be fought in liberal quantities from America, tlons broke down Jan 28 over de-
on labor's ground. George Lans- The demand of the unions tor de- mands for a general In-™---* <*
bury In forecasting the outcome ot cent wages will be pressed district $4.86 a week. The negotiat ons have
the Hoe controversy, said: by district. A strike vote will prob-  been marked by delay, deadlocks,
"In that struggle, with confusing Mr *• -»k™ t0 *ive the deraan,i government intervention andconn-
side issues out of the wny, the I*'"--*"- " ">•• ™<>lo-"!r tederation ter deraan,i9 "y tto emt,loyera ,or
metal trades will have the whole means what It says this will start longer hours
worker movement behind them. The a nationwide conflict. Like the The Hoe & Co. dispute which
employers will then be revealed, crisis in the coal industry, this will may prove the spark, resulted from
beyond the power of the million- be another phase ot the struggle an attempt to secure locally the
aire   press  to  disguise  their  real   for all British workers against the
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party were raided, a number of lta as. playing their part in the   increasing pressure ot a decadent
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deliberate  campaign  to break  the  capitalist class.
advance which the employer asso
elation refused nationally. A similar attempt is being made in Lancashire. While tho negotiations
were In progress the company employed 7 nonunion workers. The
employees struck on  the job to
The government charge of trea-
Ison against the leaders of the Greek
[Communist Party has collapsed.
■After eight months' imprisonment
Ithe members of the Central Exccu-
Itive have been released, with the ex-
people   of   Burnaby   will   turn  atlons  alive.    Thc  Nelson  Avenue   |on  members  Instead.    The  corn-
In tlieir thousands to see the Parent-Teacher Association held a  pa„y answered with a lockout, in
irowulng of the May Queen. There
meeting early this year to take a   effect   since  Jan.  13.    The  metal
vote whether the meetings * should  trades  employer  federation  serves i^^^y^yy^^^yy^^^^^^^^^^yy^^y^
3EALED TENDERS, endorsed tenders for Moberley School, addressed to Mr. Alex. Graham,
sectetary of the School Trustees of
South Vancouver, 4547 Main St.,
South Vancouver, will be received up
to the hour of 5 p.m., Monday, April
5th. 1926. for the erection and completion of a six-room addition and Cardero
basement to the Walter Moberley
School building at 61st and Ross St.
Plans, specifications may be obtained at the office of thc secretary or the
Tenders must be made out on the
architect's form of tender and enclosed with a marked cheque equal to
5 per cent of the amount of tender.
Thc trustees do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any
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159  Twelfth Ave.  E*.  Vancouver.
Fairmont 4800.
Dr. Totten's Clinic is at 1315 Car
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Take No. 2 or No. 5 car to Davie
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binders have secured a fl a weeki
wage, increase here.
We have Some Good Buys In
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Phone Sey. 7408   1___ Aran. Sb
Is a committee working hard to fce alBcont)llue(1 owlng t0 tlie small notiCe on the unions that unless
make this event a success anil I attendances through the winter they get the Hoe employees back
bolieve everyone will contribute to months. It was decided, however, to work Immediately there wlll be
the funds.   It is pleasing to see a to continue them, and at their next   a national lockout.
ception of three, who are held on great crowd turn out and have an meeting the new educational sur-      Skilled  metal  trades   mechanics
other political charges.   Tho Execu- enjoyable afternoon, particularly as vey will be discussed.   How many eara between $12 and $15 a week.
tive   Committee   was  charged   with  this is a children's day, in fact, one ratepayers    realize   the    sweeping  Morc than 100,000 are unemployed.
carrying on a campaign for auton-  of the red letter days of the year,  changes tbat are necessary In our ^ __
omy for Macedonia and Thrace. Members of the local Labor Party education system, and the amount
have contributed in making our ot waste there is at present, par-
May Day a success in the past and tlcularly in our High schools where
hope to continue their Interest In about fifty per cent, of the pupils
all such events. But what we, as fall out during the first year, wnst-
worklngmen, would like to bring Ing their energies and putting the
ahout, is mass Interest In things ratepayers to enormous expense,
that materially affect us all. The  Ward  One  Ratepayers'  As-
In the Jubilee District, Wards soclation has difficulty In function-
One snd Six, are two Ratepayers' Ing owing tn tho apathy of the rate-
Associations, also two Parent- payors. Other wards, are however
Teacher   Association   and   at   the  moro  alive  to their  interests ami
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tlon of the municipality reserving  strikers    and    responded    by
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Jubilee Labor Hall Notes
WE ARE about to celebrate our dally or weekly, showing what ls
Ilrst birthday! On Friday, happening in every country. Tlle
April 9, at 8 p.m., the shareholders Labor Advocate Ib on sale at news-
anil directors of Jubilee Labor Hall stands and bookstalls tor 5 cents
Ltd. wtll hold their second meeting per copy, or can be subscribed to
for election of officers, and to re- for $2 for 12 months $1 for 0
celve the financial report of the months, delivered to your home,
treasurer. All shareholders have Now, comrades, get busy this year
been advised in writing of this and make the branch 100 per cent,
meeting. for the Labor Advocate.   H. S. Bates
This Is a very opportune time to at the Labor Hall will book your
make a survey of last year's actlvi- subscription for you.
ties. Have we fallen down In any Let ub think seriously of the
way? It has been a busy year for things we might do, now that we
us. First came the building of the are part of tlie consolidated I.L.P.
hall, which occupied all summer; of B.C., and endeavor to put them
then in the fall eame the Federal into practice during the year,
election, In whioh we actively sup- Through the co-operation of the
ported Jlrs. Rose Henderson. Later Labor Advocate, local merchants,
ln January, we had candidates in and the South West Burnaby branch
the Held in tlle Burnaby municipal of the I.L.P., this week's Issue of
elections. We have not been uni- the Advocate is being circulated
formly successful at all elections, gratis in the district. This is the
but defeat only spurs lis on to fur- f|r8t time we have been able to
ther endeavors in the future. undertake such a task in order to
The South West Burnaby branch let many people unacquainted with
of the I.L.P. Is a live organization the Labor movement read our great
for Labor. We have more members paper. We hope you will apprecl-
now than at any time ln our his- ate the gift and become a weekly
tory, and hardly a week goes by reader in the future,
without more applications for membership being received. °l,e" Foninl
During the winter months our Next s»lm*-**y- APr" 3rd' the
lectures and Open Forum have been °Ven Fomm wi" dl8CU8s "SlwaW
well patronized, and the social t,le Labor Pal'ty Enter ™****c**»**
evenings and dances have provided Affairsr Come along and gi,t US
entertainment and enjoyment for *""lr vlcws on t,le su,)Jcct An en"
many local residents. -*°y<>ule evenlnB is P-'°mised-
Successful though we have been Ladles' Auxiliary
in many ways, are there not many The Ladies' Auxiliary will meet
more things we niight have done? in the Labor Hall Monday, April 5,
We have had sick comrades whom for their regular meeting,
we   have   not   always   visited   and 3«tt[m 1''1""' league
comforted.    This  is  true,  but has     On Sunday next, April 14, the Jun-
not happened often.   Let us all see lor Labor League will explore the
that every  sick  comrade is  called heights of Grouse Mountain, and are
on during this  year.    We have  a anticipating a wonderful holiday,
sick committee, let us make use of Study Group
it! The  Study  Group   will   meet  as
Have we had at our meetings, and usual  in   the  Hall  on  Wednesday,
sold   all   the   literature  we   might April 7th, at 8 p.m. sharp. All visl-
have done.    The LLP. Publications tors welcome.
Department, London, England;  So- Comrade Judge
clal Science Publishers In New We are much pleased that Corn-
York, and the Labor Advocate, are rade Judge can get about again
all at our disposal, willing and after his long sickness, and sincere-
ready to supply leaflets and propa- ly hope that he, one of the oldest
ganda. Let us make better use of members of the Labor movement In
their pamphlets during this year, Burnaby, will experience nothing
have a supply on hand, and always other than the best of health iu tho
try and sell some at every meeting, future.
Are we conversant with what is Hull Funds
happening at Ottawa in regard to In reply to our appeal for funds
Immigration, old age pensions, state we thankfully acknowledge contri-
loans to farmers, etc.? If we are butions from the Street Railway-
not let us begin to study these af- men's Union1, Vancouver Typo-
fairs, and in every case where in- graphical Union and the Railway
justice is being done let us see that Carmen's Union, Port Mann; also
a strongly worded resolution is for- letters of sympathy from several
warded to the member for New other unions, several of whom have
Westminster. promised financial assistance iu the
Have  we   all   subscribed  to   the near future, all of which Is heartily
Labor Advocate? It ls the best La- welcome,
bor weekly In Wostern Canada, con- I. L. I". Meetings
tains news from all parts of the The Independent Labor Party,
world, and is printed on such ex- South West Burnaby branch, meets
cellent paper from beautifully clear In the Jubilee Labor Hall every
type that it makes reading a pleas- Wednesday at 8 p.m. We cordi-
ure. In It you can get news items ally invite all residents of thc dis-
not   obtainable   In   any   capitalist  trict to attend our meetings.
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THE ahove words have heen ad-
. vortlsed a great deal recently,
and those of us who have seen the
play will remember the last words
of Sydney Garton: "Tis a far better thing I do than I have yet
done!" I think many of us could
use those words right now instead
of waiting and watching, If wo
would only desire to do so. No
matter where we go we can see on
every hand the Inequalities and Inefficiency of the present syBtem.
Many of us, If we would unburden
ourselves of that little narrowness
and seek to develop the Individuality that makes for a fuller life,
would be accomplishing something
that would he a lasting benefit.
When one reads of the "Grain
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other side how man, ln this, the
highest form ot civilization, is begging for bread, does It not suggest
that something ls wrong when we
flnd luxury on one hnnd and poverty
on the other Is there not something wrong when we find poor
people's tables wasted away to not
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make the already wealthy still
Labor says "Yes," and adds "It's
Worth the finding out." When Important questions of child life,
motherhood, old nge pensions, unemployment, and immigration are
played with by our politicians, is It
not  time  we   got   together   more
unitedly and placed these matters
where they belong? Yes, "The only
way" is for us to link ourselves together.
The opportunity for acquiring
this knowledge is right in our midst.
Every Wednesday evening the members of tbe Independent Labor
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when these questions are given
serious consideration. It ls open
to everybody who desires to bring
about a system of equality of opportunity for all. The members of
the branch are your neighbours,
whose interests are your interests,
bnt who mean by personal effort and
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