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Uteenth Year, No. 14. = W VANCOUVER, B. C, THtfRSDAY, APRIL 8th, 1926 ~""~     ™~ "
Special A rIkies
Canad.i  arid   Imperialism.. 1
Bouquets for the Living .. 1
The Week ,**i Ottawa   2
Labor   in   Parliament     2
British   Cob)   Report   3
inadian Workers Yoked to Imperialistic Policies, Says Labor A4. P.
.Op. Successful Militarists Advice Canada To Prepare For Another World  War Brutal Repression
By Scott Nenring*
IMPEG - (FP) - Canadian
timers, members of the grain
i jnst received a part pay.
If about 987,000,000.      This
j lias been milled ont by the
Co-operative Whent Pro-
Id. In 180,(100 checks,
niiiullun Co-operative Whent
|>rs Lid. Is the central selling
(or all ot the grain pools.
far It. will handle nearly 200
bushels  of wheat  (60 per
the Canadian export)  be-
Jrge amounts of oats, barley,
|d rye.   Local grain pools of
' Saakatcbewan  and  JManl-
11 market their crop through
|itral agenccy.
yenr   formers   wbo   sold
li, the pools received $1.66 for
Wheat.   Thus far in tliis year's
Irmers have received $1.20 as
Lynieut ou No. 1 Northern at
IViiltam.    In  the next four
they will receive two ad-
payments.    The payments
i 1924 crops Were $1, 35c, 20c
thousand farmers have
J the wheat pool during the
fear, making the total mem-
about 125,000. This is the
hnswer to the charges ot
f grain dealers that the pool
WIT SHALL be nil offence to
•I print, publish, or publicly
express an adverse or unfavorable statement, report, or opinion concerning the causes of
the present war, or of the motives of purposes for which
Canada, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelnnd, or nny of the allied nations entered upon, or are prosecuting the same, which may
tend to arouse hostile feeling,
create unrest, or unsettle, or
Inflame public opinion."—Part
of Canadian order-in-councll,
pnssed In April, 1918, while
conscription wns In progress.
Quoted by Woodsworth In his
Woodsworth Disturbs Lawmakers' Serenity
ATTAWA, Ont.—Pointing to the preparations being made for
v next war, the commercial causes of all wars, and the
disastrous consequences resulting from Canada being inextricably bound up with the imperialist designs of Great
Britain, J. S. Woodsworth, Labor M.P., in a speech on Canada's
Imperial Relations, gave the members of the House of Commons an uncomfortable two hours, and aroused the ire of the
kept press from coast to coast.
In opening, Mr. Woodsworth dealt with the effects of last
War, and the probabilities of another. He quoted from Major-
General J. H. McBrlen that "It Is
useless to deceive ourselves Into believing that there wlll not be
nnother war.   ,   .    .   The causes
member quoted Lord Parmoor ae
follows: "The Locarno Pact was
signed  without  previous  consults-
Capital Deflates
Canada's Fishermen
MONTRBAL-(FP)—The lishlng
industry, probably the oldest occupation in human history, ls show-
lug the effects of modern Industrialism in common wits Its younger
rivals. In Canada In 1900 a capital
Investment ot $10,000,000 and 99,-
269 persons produced a llsh harvest
from the seas and lakes valued at
$21,500,000. In 1923 a capital Investment of $48,000,000 and 69,000
... , . persons produced a llsh harvest
_5___'!6?_,._S! !?-:.**£ valned «t $42,500,000.
Capital in improved fishing craft
and Implements Increased nearly 5
times, and the product was practically doubled. But the labor required was greatly reduced.
Two centuries ago France sent
500 fishing vessels and about 15,000
men to the Grand Bank. Last year
25 steam trawlers and half a dozen
sailing vessels from France captured nearly as many flsh.
for this next war to come might tion witn the D°"*»"°'-->* « ?"«•••»
well be an adjustment of frontiers UDOn Britaln an obi's**"-™ to light
in the European countries." on  the slde  ot elt"er France or
Continuing,   the   speaker   said: 0<>™>any in the case of aggression,
"Here we have our chief of staff and the Dom-1-'01*-*. «■■■">■* escape
definitely   preparing   us   and   the some of th8 result8 of the8e °bu-
country at large for another war Satlon8'   K ls trna that Mr- a*ua-   „,,       ,
that ls likely to arise, as he says, heT'm lnsertea a clau8e ""tectlng  The Miners Must
because of the adjustment of fron- D™**'**™ Interests so that the Do- „ ..    R       ,
tiers   in   the   European   countries, m1-10"8  are  **  <"""-*<>   *°  Mn<1               DMr ""5 0«rP«»
 Almost at the same time *"">**« or an-v form of as8'9t»"»e ln
"T BEGARsTiriii onr'My
* whenever British capital Is
forthcoming In any part of the
world, and Is applying for concessions to wliich there are no
valid political objections, that
we should give It the utmost
support that we can, and endeavor to convince the foreign
government concerned that It is
to Its interest ns well ns our
own to give the concession fnr
railways nnd so forth to British firms who carry them out
nt reasonable prices nnd In the
best possible war.' — Sir Ed-
wnrd Grey In the British House
of Commons, July 10, 1914.
((noted br Woodsworth In his
we have Viscount Jelllcoe suggest-
the event of war.arising from the      MONTREAL — (FP)
larmers outside ot the pool
fer the grain dealers may say
k, farmers are joining the
large numbers.
fnally   pools   handled   meat.
grain pools have also been
I to handle oats, barley, flax
)e.   Steps are being taken to
a dairy pool,  a poultry
and   a seed  grain  pool  in
bhewan.     In   Saskatchewan
72,074   farmers  ln  the
tool and 36,157 In the coarse
I.   The Saskatchewan pool  Boston-Unionists
country elevators, "bought, ,' ™"
win Wage Increase
lad paid for."
[ organization Is simple aud
Saskatchewan is dl-
nto 16 districts.   Pool mein-
BOSTON,  Mass.—(FT)—Building
trades unions here are signing new
each district, voting by mail agreements   giving   most   of   the
elect 10 delegates.      Each workers small wage Increases. Car-
fst 10 delegates chooses one  penters nnd painters have already
lembers and the 16 so elect-  signed the new scale of $1.25 an
the  executivo  committee  hour for mechanics.   The brlcklay-
iooI.   This executive selects ers and tlle layers get a raise from
members to act on tho board -H*2*5 to $1.40 an hour.    Laborers
central    selling   agency,  set 72Vi and 77 !•_  cents an hour
I.Join the pool by paying instead of 65 ond 70 cents, and tlle
Blgning  an  agreement  to  layers' helpers remain at 80 cents
their wheat to the pool for  ••"less they want to refer the die-
Id of five years. P"te to arbitration.    Hoisting and
  portable engineers get $1.25 Instead
of $1.10 for straight time, $1.46 In-
Shop Zealot       9tead ilM for l,roken Ume; 8leam"
■   ,, . D    ,,    ,        shovel men, $1.60 Instead of $1.35,
allOpea By Union and   helpers   $1.05   Instead   of   95
-—-— cents an hour.
AGO, 111.—(FP)—Quick, em-	
by members of chi-
J'ypographlcal Union No. 16
I to grief the ambition of a
lis openshop house to horn
lhe election printing of Chl-
[The McCarthy Typesetting
Itch boasts ot complote open-
|ervlce   With   electric   time
Police Club Pickets
in Furriers' Strike
Ing that Canada should contribute Locarno Treat-'* Dut " Brlt»ln ~- .»'°-luctlon costs ln the mines* of
$36,000,000 a year for the next few t0 war the n,t ot t*-e empire auto- Nova Scotiu hove increased since
years towards the cost of the Im- *«•*•*—& *?-"* to war, and no gen- prewar, the proportion of such
perial navy, and should provide a eraI election In Canada or vote of costs represented by labor has de-
squadron of four cruisers within the Canadian parliament can alter creased. This Is shown by a com-
the next four years at an annual thiB International fact. All that partitive cost statement issued by
cost of approximately $10,000,000 Canada can refuse to do is to re- the Dominion Coal Co., the" largest
during the years of construction." to** to asslBt, but under Interna- coal operators in Nova Scotia and
Dealing with the Locarno Treaty, •*°**<** law 8he ■""• remain* the a subsldary of the British Empire
and whether Canada was obligated encmiy of Britain's enemies." Steel Corp;>
to "uphold its provisions, the Labor       I     (Continued on'page 3) fli 1913 the ialior cost of mining
~      . _-..- a ton of coal In the Dominion Coal
FAIR    WAGE    AGREEMENT    VIOLATED Co.'s mines was 6503 per cent, of
***                     ■>•»»                     »»*             «•*,* t|le tota| production cosl.   In 1914
LABOR ALDERMAN UNEARTHS FACTS ■* *»■«•» v* cent.  But m 1922
the labor cost was down to 53.23
THE fact that the Vancouver En- that notwithstanding anything here- per cent, and In 1923 Is wlis 55.16
glneering Works are tailing to in contained, the Contractor shall per cent,
live up to the fair wage clause in pay or cause to be paid to all work- The Dominion    Coal Co, . .wines
tbeir agreement with the city for men employed by him, or by any much submarine coal, and,as the
the manufacture of water pipe has Sub-Contractor  under  him  ln  the galleries slope downward  as tbey
been unearthed by Alderman Angus execution of this contract, a mini- go under tho sea the cost of punip-
Mclnnes,   of   tho   Vanconver   City mum  wage  of not less than  fifty Ing nnd haulage Is high.*
Council. . (60) cents per hour." 	
The Union rate for riveters and      Tlie Dominion Fair Wage Officer BuSineSS Mergers
caulkers Is 75 cents nn hour, but In Vancouver stated recently that Crnmlnn in f*          I
the company Is paying only U<A In October last the prevailing rate VlVWing M {XaUauO
cents.   The Union scale for punch of wages for boilermakers In Van-
and shearmen Is 64 cents on hour,  couver was 75 cents an hour, and By c- McKay,
and for reamers 59 cents, while for   for helpers 5«'A   cents.    This rate MONTREAL—(FPI — In Canada
both classes of work the company  Is not being paid by the company, "early everything Is being pul Into
Is paying only 55 cents.   In no case   and  no  reduction   ot  wages  havo mergers  or  trusts        Even  three.
Is   tbe   company  paying   the rate  taken place since October last. The leading    religious     (It-nominations
contract Is,  therefore,  being com- have amalgumteil,  with  a  consoii-
pletely disregarded. dated creed.
■ That the City Council can, If it JT"* "* ta,H* m"gera is' "*
-- so desires, deduct from tho com- r?"°'"Ittn, s,cani»hlP Linos, the
Contractor wlll pay or cause to be „„ny „le W0B6S ,,ue theaB mcn „ "eat Likes Navigation Co. and Ibe
paid to ony workmen, artisans, me- evidenced by Section WZ-28 of the   It^" C°"'  *  Sl,'""::"* P°-
chanlcs, and laborers employed by eolltract. which reads In pnrt: "Bs 1""l"r ■""*   "e,l|l    •**»
him under or in connection with steamers    (mostly    lako   and    St.
this contract a rate of wages not "Tlle Corporation or their Treas- Lawrence and some ocean boats),
less than thnt recognized from time [mr or Solicitor, mny, If deemed several ship building plants and
to time by the Fair Wage Officer advisable on recommendation of the a grain elevator. Tlie merger will
ot the Dominion Government ot City Engineer, settle any claim for control nearly half the Canadian
Canada for tlle City of Vancouver damages, and may pay all wages bouts in Ihe lake grain trade and
and surrounding districts as a fair overdue, or the price of ony ma- practically all the bonis employed
rote for competent wtorkmen, arte- terlala for which payment Is In ar- In the St. Lawrence passenger
zans, mechanics, or laborers when  rear, and the amount thereof shall   trade.
employed in similar work to that he debt due by the Contractor to The Ontario Grocers' Ascn. pro-
hereby contracted to be performed t'10 Corporation, as and for money poses a national conference to
nnd carried out; provided, however, (Continued on Page 4) standardize prices nod  profits.
COM'KT    (<IAI.    JHMJRS    AM
By Esther biwftl
mtf   TOR*..,„,,,   __  ,,,.,„   ,,t5_
staJ'!.""''' !"i""S '"   U»""ma's J
,'*""" /I""** >»'».-  «  .Billion
""' " """ '"«> "■' Mtf P.*,* year
K**<'*. coiiricl miner N ,'„,w,, , '
* '"'?, "s ""','" ''" " l'«e free
miner. Attention lo ,.tl„b„ma..s C0B;
Wd  coul   mi,,,.  slHVery  has  &«
roused by the slate allormey.gen-
frills liiidlng thai („11TiM ,,„„,„„
Knox was killed hy brutal treat-
mo..:. Instead of having committed
suicide as officially registered. The
federated Press |,„s obtained au-
tl.entic Information from a private
luve'stigatar nf i.rlson labor conditions  In   Alalia.ua.
The mines worked by white aud
colored Alabama convicts are all
gaseous; dangerous ami could nol
oblain free labor to do tlie work de-.
manded of convicts. Convict's work'
a. far as Wut* _m\m In from the'
mine mouth. They have a task of
In lo It urns per-man per .lay and
a * required to complete it under
pressure of physical [iuiilslimenl,
innmintlng sometimes tu, torturo'
They work ll) to 11 hours, six days'
a week, or nil convicts crippled'
9'fi pol' cent, conic from the mines.'
'The state of Alabama leases.and'
operates tiie three mines,- nctuafly
evading l.h(* 1923 stale law passed"
to end stale convrel leasing in tfit' '
nil.os. In'Hil'ilition to state convict'
miners, prisoners of 47 counties are''
leased in the old way to Alabama t
B^-froducts Co., a llirmlughaio I
coal corporation witli numerous'*
mines. Convicts of 50 Alabama'
counties lire leased lo mines, lum'
ber oamps and farmers.
.lames Knox. U.e oonvlcl whose
death brought the state attorney-'
general's investigation, wns. physically iiinilile io do the heavy mining;
featliiion} showed tlia* lie was
beaten for dnys with trolley wire,
shovels, klckory sticks, etc., uinl finally thrown into a ;wash vut and
the steam turned on. He died ot
heart..failure from fright. Bichloride
,qf .mcrci'ur
stomach to make il appi
noisoned  himself.
pumped  Into his
called for in the Union scale.
The agreement between the City
Council and the Vancouver Engineering  Works states   that:    "The
NEW  YORK—(PP)—New  York's
police industrial squad Joined employers' gangsters In attacking pic-
had obtained the printing of kMne **--"™r--[ers ttnd arreBted a
.'<■*_"■" _. VlliniltiM<       /if       ol*1illr„Hn fPttjA*nn1t#iA
Bouquets for the Living
Cleveland Workers
Canvass for Union
finds  of registered   voters
backstairs    pollcal   influ-
nmnber of strikers. The police
squad even Invaded the olllce ot
pe union printers on dis- the union physician, Dr. Marie
this threatened to strike Lerner, while tho doctor was treat-
brlntshop In town where '"S batlly bruised pickets, and ar-
lion llBts were being print- rested all hut four patients. Dr.
luit: McCarthy had to dump Lerner cared for 16 workers serl-
leys back Into the melting ously cut and bruised by police
^precincts going to a union clubbing. The strikers were all released by the court.
Inlon has voted $10,000 as a Hearty support of the fur strike
ftion'to the Chicago Feder- is assured by the New York central
Labor radio broadcasting trades and labor council.
■se.   Voting power will be  —
Iwrtloh* to the money con-     Subscribe to the 'Canadian Labor
by tbe local unionB. Advocate and help tls In our work:
EDITOR, Canadian Labor Advocate: We find that your paper is
of invaluable service to us, in our watch on international labor
conditions, and we would bc glad if you could let us have two copies,
so that we may file one and clip thc other. Wc realize that we get
•these papers on a system of exchange, and that it is not a financial
venture, but because of thc good work we can do in co-operation, wc
feel sure that you will see your way dear to comply with our request,
and furnish us with an additional copy."—G. WINTER, SECRETARY-
director, Labor Research and information bureau, Sydney,
■ "Editor, Canadian Labor Advocate: The LABOR ADVOCATE is
the most carefully made lip paper to reach our desk, and we get a hundred or so every week. It also has lhe spirit of real desire for radical
prdgrcss  without  doctrinaire  or  personal, animus."—BBOTHERHOOD
oi*'locomotive Engineers journal, per Harvey O'Connor.
CI-_Vi*I.AND, Ohio, u* S. A.
CLEVKjM>.D-(FP)_wit|, i,un.
dreds of delegates present, the
Cleveland Labor Fur*ard movement for a ltio per cent, union city
got undor way to canvass ovory Industrial worker. The campaign is
to be carried Into every residential
block in worker districts and at
thc finish red or blnck spots will be
marked on the huge campaign map
to Indicate miccess or failure with
each prospect. Efforts will bo concentrated on unionizing metal
workers, auto workers, job printers,
bakery workers, tobacco and cigar
.workers. The; building Iratles are
100 per cent, union.
Chicago Typos Pile
Up Big Strike Fund
CHICAGO—(FP)*—fo show the
employing job printers tbat it
means business and will back up
lis demands with economic forco,
■Chicago Typographical Union No.
1C fs rolling up a tentative strike
fund. By 2550 votes lo 1015 tho
members have voted for on assessment of tive per cent, ot their
wage* curl, w'eek beginning March
15 and continuing until tbe long
pending Job scale negotiations are
brought to n satisfactory close by
the employers,
The union demands that in Job
Bhops the present minimum scale
ol $51 for a 44-hour week bo raised
to $00. Night men are asking for
10*1 Instead ot 1(55 for a 40-hour
week-, The scale expires June 15
and the term of tlie new contract
would bc onc yonr. Negotiations
bnvf been going on for over a year
By Juno 15 tlio union should have
in its strike fund $160,000 or more
with which to support Ils memberB
who will (lion walk out ot the jobs
II no agreement ls reached. The
five per. cont, assessment Is lu addition to lhe regular threo per cont.
union .lues paid on their cnrnlncs
by Chicago printers, If an ngreoment la signed before Juno 15 the
strike assossmont will bo returnod.
0-    i,,in, ,i t" the members. i
Rati "'■**./•*      i.lll    liilverllv, I**,   *  i.dj**
loll them w.h. Page Two
Thursday, April 8th, Ifl
€6ttoriaI page
Add re.*  All Letters   and
Remittances to the Editor
tbe Canadian Cabor Mmm
(2.00   PER. .TEAR
SIS Holdon Building;, 1« Hunting,, St. V... Vancouver, B.C.
Phone, Oer. IIM
How British Justice Labor Questions in Parliament
Operates In India CINCE parliament reassembled discussion on questions direct-
"• ly att'ecting the living conditions of Canadian workers has
been somewhat more lengthy than formerly, ln laet parliament has devoted almost one-quarter of as much time to discussing Labor problems as it has given to the consideration of
such vital national issues as the sale of Australian butter;
' An Englishman who kicked at,
Indian worker so that he died —
. An Indian who ducked a trespassing Bngllsh officer—12 months'
hard lahor.
ITIIIK West Indies Treaty has re- verse  effect   upon  the   by-election
ceived   considerable  discussion
The idea is to de-
In Middlesex. ;
acoustics Of the House Of Commons; marketing of eggs; duty  In the House.    The idea is to de-     Undoubtedly,   neither  the   Prime
,,_ *■,.■■_.. .... i un    . „_ ,1,. -i_i,-_ „* 4*v._. T lha*. olo tn votnin nfficp   velop much closer commercial re- Minister nor the Leader of the Op-
contrasts such as there, fully re- on automobiles; or the right of the Liberals to   etain office   ^^ ^^ ^.^   ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^       ^
ported in the Indian papers, are en-   whlch is not too bad considering that there are only two Labor o(h(jr Ameri^a.Mtiab ^^i^. thlng wltll rcgard ,„ t,,e,|8SUes in-
members in the House.   Had they not been there the butter, It wo„i,, 8eem a8 ,*, thl8,, desirable voived. The Prime Minister seems
Classified Ao]
Pacific Bldg., 744 Hastings StJ
St. W. The ben mikes of I
on easy terms*      '
tirely destroying such conliilenee as
atill exists ln the impartiality of
British Justice.
The Englishman was the manager
or an Assam tea plantation.   There
H. HARVEY, 5« Cordova St.l
In view of the fact that the pro- to be very opprehenslve  lest fie
S.   Woodsworth ducts of the countries are comple*- should give some occasion to the
mentary  ln  character,"   Advocate! Toronto Loyalists to denounce what
of the Treaty urge that before Ole they call  his anti-British  tehden- DR. D. A.. McMlLLAJN, R,
set term is up, It will have to de- Cles. The leader of the Opposition,
monstrate  Its  advantages  that  we ont— other hand.has by ho means
eggs and "tin lizzies" would have had all the consideration.
On the day that parliament opened J,
movedt "That, in the opinion of this House, a wage sufficient
wsb no question as to the facts. He to ipiwide for a reasonable standard of living should constitute
rhifcUltTdthecootdd0iede a legal minimum wage."   The Labor member produced an
•f'his injuries   But the court ac- iitemized statement, drawn up by the Canadian Railroad Em- shall establish commercial union, the unanimous-support of hhrfol
quitted him of manslaughter, found   ployees" research expert, showing that the cost of living for a One question that arises Is with •■*>*<*> with regardI to his changed
Mm guilty only of "causing hurt   maH| wife and three children in Canada was $2,202.57, while regard to  the  steamship    service »""" ,ndicaten
_ grave and sudden provocation."  tTpZl Yonr Rook for 1924 stated that the average earn- wulch thte ^timou "m »» mL '"" 8"eeC"'       «   ,     ,_      .   ,,
and fined hlm 200 rupees                   the Canada Year Book t01 Wii St8tetl t!iM ttle 8    ,™S der obligation to supply.   For some     Mr. Bourassa during the evening.
'The Indian was the sadhu or re- ings of salaried employees and wage earners in Canadian manu- year8 we have  lla(1   t[,e  Curioui m the course of a speecfr of over
Ilglous devotee in charge of a facturing industries was $1,133. He also read an item from spectacle of our own Canadian three hours' duration, gave an Out-
sacred tank. An Bngllsh officer, the Toronto Daily Star of December 14th, 1924, telling of a Merchant Marine boats running it line of the history of our reflrtion-
diBtegarding the notice boards. sicl_ father of* a famiiy in that city who informed the press * w« «***«■ ■■* «%*>»* f%_ s% *,th "'" """""'"" ,n ""
-w up and began shooting the that. .<If j could make $20 a week regularly I would be happy     " """""'"' """"'"
CAFE       '
EMPIRE CAFE.* 76 Hastings
Bate.       Open daily and
633   Haitingi   Street   Vest)
Granville Strset.   Phone Sey.J
DR. W. J.
CURRY.  301  DrJ
ducks on the tank—an action which
to the Hindu seemed sacrilege as
well as trespass.
He also lost his temper. But he
did not kick the officer. He pushed
him Into the tank and sat on him.
the officer was none the worse for
his ducking.   But the court prompt*
tlie Motherland. In the
private company subsidized by the course of this; he brought out many
Government.    It  would seem that Interesting    finit's,    not    generally
This mnn also stated that S24 per week was the highest wages the t,m_ ,!ag 8urely come when *» known to Canadians.
'      DBCBS
Con-bra and Canall.
Hasting] St. E.
Gtazintr.   Silvering,, I
he had ever earned.
should Insist on this service being     j devoted the greater part of the  WESTERN GLASS CO. ,,l,T_i
Of .nurse neither King nor Meighen could take a definite developed   under a public   owner- tlme to an outline of economic Im-
_         *    . .s,          m*,„t „<* « *«rno*o Qiiffi.i-.ri.  tn maintain al>**-  scheme.       This  Is,  however,  „„{„••„„,.    Thl,  .<gtart"  character-
stand against the payment of a wage sufficient to maintain atreiiuou8ly 0__ose(, „y th6 Ea8tern fjed   Uie  e_eecffm ag ..hackiwjr_(l
life, at least not so long as no effort was made to make it tho mcraber8i 8orac of whom are said to harangUM» mi «awf„i   twaddler
law of the land, but next day the question was disposed of by ^  flnamrfaiiy   interested  in the TMs f3 sureIy ^^ly jdsinabUr a*
12   months.
New Brunswick unions are com*
My own resolution on onr Imperial relations, was the occasion
ot the most interesting discussion
of the week.    It read, that In the
ly sentenced the sadhu to 12 months  the premier, moving that   the  question   "be   referred  to   the private  steamship lines,
hard labor and bound him over for a'tan(jjnK committee on industrial and international relations."
To this Meighen replied:   "There does not seem to be any
reason why I should object.    One cemetery is as good as
This incident speaks volumes on how much the sponsors opinion   or  this   House  Canada
bating the removal of Woir & Ab" of the prosperity slogans of a few months ago are interested should refuse   to accepr  any re-
rthams clothing ca from Bridge- in the actual conditions affecting Canadian workers. However, sponsiWTKy for obligations arising
pwt, Oonn., becauae th. firm r* „0 thinking person would expect anything "else from eitherof f;n^rlg%T"l0ltfteraXt;
_£____.. e*._ _-.__i_.__. — ___._.__._»__.. —i»».    ■ ... ... _. _i . ea  KiiTffnom.       It    seems    ratner
ttoeo to make an agreement with the pairi  They are the elected representatives of the two main Btrt)lie.wtoat a tutMe otu.,VTt,*te
wirtM'of the employing class, which gets all its wealth and individual can ct-eate, if he touches
tii' Amalgamated Clothing Workeri
naton. Union building tradts
workrs will not do alterations on
tw building picked by tbe utL.
Ulon concern.
luxury by grinding down those who toil.
The  discussion
ion Directory
Conscription of Labor in B.C.
tHEconscription of Labor to fight forest fires, which was im- __ _      .._
nosed upon the camp workers of British Columbia by Be- sttnatlon when the Leauge aiisem- •« motion of adjournment, mady by
whiskered* John, bad its innings in the House of Commons S_!__ls,r^J?___S_!_£.SS5
a   sensirive' -pot,
of thfs'resolution «as postponed attempt tb answer the argumeirts
for ts week at the request of the or to refute the statements made
Prime Ministor, lest this dt_cu__!oii by Mr. Bourassa and myself. Pur-
hare some effect upon the world ther debate was then shut Off by
Cotdova St. W*. few doors ;
Woodward's.    Sey. »687.
ulr and retail window glass.]
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surgical, maternity. 1090
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ed.      Columbia    records,
Gramophones " repaired." '"
ratdl and lupplies.    WiU Ed]
Muiic Store. .965 Robson
never before in a Canadian Parliament has the viewpoint of Labor on
Imperial and mflttary question*
been set forth. We followed very
much the lines of the Labor party
to Great Britain*, urging that out
machinery of Government was very
largely lit! the hands of large lh-
dustrial and flnanclal Interests, who*
were using tt to* tftelr own ends*.
Following ray speech, there was
what the "Star" rightly character*
izes as "an
relevancy."    There was no serious
Olt—HMto Mai M.me., im tbe
PraUeat, J. R. Wkllei
, IL H. NeeUada, P.O. am
..tteete    iccaM    Tkaraiar    ewetj
according to the   dispatches,
Sir* Oeorge Periey.   This places the
(hfc subject at the foot ot the list; where
Hutings Wot.   ,,.
piUMi asp s.ri/r pan«|
Street East.  *
___.Mli: la   _             	
«e*t, t. Bitoktwelli laaaeUI __ere-
«ary, H. A. Bawraa, T(l Ulk At*, e.
Vl'k,   .-.. j—a—r—.. ..I,   „ 	
i_-M.Meato.kKH aai «Mi4 FrMaja
la tke ••••Ik at MC. Haitian W., al
S »-m. Joka MaeRHekle, (KaMent,
IH-klk An. E.|:Om, Huibn, In
Tr»a«.i w. 4. SerlkkMa, kaalaeaa
agists. Meet 1st aad te* Frttaya
»)H   Ballm II,  B.
PNION, Laeal 14S, A. F. al H. —
MMta la G.W.V.A. Hall, Se-naoar aad
Paaiar strMta, aaeaad Baaear at
M «.«. Pnaldcat. E. C. Miller. f*l
NaUaa StMctf aaaretarr, E. -A.
JaasliMa, Ml Nalaaa ItrMti kaaaclal
aaentarr. W. E. Wllllaaia. Ml  Nel-
8a   Street,   afsa'alaer,   F.   Fletcher,
I Helna Stnet.
Carrall Street.   ..
when A. W. Neill (Comox*>Albemi)   moved:     .Tftat,  in. tne tettll',t|t1„l(,thW(r*Bwj it will not tntely be reached ddr- GREGOR* m REID,  117
opinion bf this House, every effort should be made to affirm ^ haVlng lw effect bn'the de- ing the Session,   the Government
and establish the full industrial freedom of the citizens of bates which are m progreah m the has, however,   given the prtmire
Canada to bargain for their services on aHindusW contract ^gfi^Z-W ^Z ^^'JllX
and works; thatthe exploitation or conscription ol^'labor should ^_^^r7;;„hr;,i;iTee Ie„ the same pmbiems In a particular
be prevented-and condemned; that no person should be in- th|8 dlscuasloll mlght have an ad- case.
duced or compelled by undue influence, threats.of dismissal,
loss of wages or position, or by any other unfair and improper
means, to work for wages less than the standard, or to engage
in work which he has. not agreed to do.   .   .   ."
,   The mover of the motion told the House how the men
working in the logging camps of B. C. were compelled to work
for 25 cents an hour fighting forest fires, and in a hazy, indefin-   ^
ite, indecisive manner, like an erring sinner fearing the wrath Labor HaM
of the village priest, felt*that something should be done to    ^^
Jubilee tabor Hall Notes
ON WEDNESDAY, March 31st, Labor Party enter municipal pontile Independent Labor Party, tics?" Comrades Bates and Sorley,
South West Burnaby Branch, held who organized the meeting, gave
the regular meeting In the Jubilee short addresses relative to the subject.   It was pointed out that we
   .-„..                                                                    u . „„„,   to   the   absence   of onr ™* r»«W  "elated In discussing
     stop this nefarious practice, but seemed uncertain as to what 80cretal% who ,8, 8lB0 a delegate ™<"> ** 8-»*<*-   That Labor men
THE     FEDERATED     SEAFARERS'      ...,..,_. u-
. .ONION   OF, CASADA—Headfiaar-    that Something should be
ISXiotii,. -r_-i^"itL,''^        But if Neill was uncertain as to what he wanted not so the rade Page acted -in his steady
KIM;, xEi, vT£.42?: other members of the House, several of whom waxed eloquent ^™£?£^,%__Z -#"« very useful work. Men
S&"k-f SSSSL'^iSSSi on* the need for conscripting labor to "protect our valuable £ ^chDl,(yor _ donatioI1,   Plana t.on was made ot the municipal
KSNtr^r-vMaVi^  5SSi forests," and violently resented any insinuation that such were raade (or the tree distribution "^       ln  v***'1******' «"
jjg-.,;, V ",'—  ,    ■ '   should be regarded as interfering with "industrial freedomi" of soo*copies of the Labor Advocate
TTPOORAl'HICAl.   UNION,   Ma.   OS   s,,oum   uc  10B"'u™  ""                         B.         _,.Ui.u      V.„J   _.h Ihrnnrh   Ihe   district   on   Good   Frl-
-,pmwrnt. v. s. tiaaipbeiii Tin. although the mmister of finance confessed that he had ob- through the, district on uo o
prnUent. R.  uaatkni .neretarr-   "'■■"*■-'»'•           ,,,,-,      ,   ,    ,.          u*i        •_„ „.„„„J .l,o day, Which we were able to makl
tnannr. n. m. Neeiaad.. p.o. »a» served during the last federal election, while going around tne '               advertising   support ■"■'"•"    8""'B'-ler    ™UBes    w«"
SSaP'.^^a'l.'KS'.''. sSUTu country, that "in certain   industries   notices   sometimes   are 'lven,hepBDer by local merchants, humane killers; also in many Oer-
__,,... .ti ...                                "!""" •"       .                    ,           ...      ,       iu      ..»._. t- „ „„» .7  .,       .         „K_rahin nian cities they even had municipal
posted warning the employees that unless they vote in a par- Three applications for membership ^ ta| ^. ^.^ halu Q(
ticular way they will lose their position the day after election." in the Party were received and
Such notices, of course, the minister objected to.   Doubtless >-ed **»* ^^™t
they were to the effect that the workers had to vote Con- WedneBdayi April 14, at* 8 p.m.
servative. I_Bd|eN> Auxiliary Basaar
Jl       ANO
to the Canadian Labor Party. Com- -ere in municipal affairs In Oak-
A ada. Britain, Australia, New Zealand
and other countries, and had ac-
Hailed very useful
of municipal power plants
lh many  cities  In  Britain,  muni-
able" to make c'""' '"**nl[s and lire insurance, city
HUllnra   St*   B.
AL UNION, Na. 413—Pnalieat, S.
D. Maeiaaatdf aeeretary-tnaaanr,
J. M. Campbell, P.O. Baa SS*. Meata
laat Tfcaraday .af each ateatk.   ..**.*
labor atbocatf
vWltk< Wklek  Is  lanrvenlri
Mackenzie King, however, came to the rescue,   Neill had
opera houses and concert hails. OC
course it was recognised that theae
things could not be undertaken in
Burnaby, as. it was mainly a non-
indut'trlal, .resident district, most
of the residents either working in
The bazaar  held  laBt Thursday Vancouver or New Westminster, or
By tke Laaar PukUahlar Ca.
Ballaeu  aak  Editorial  Onea
SIS HaMea Bids. U Haatlaaa St. B.
Tka Caaadlaa Labor Aavoeale la a
aaa-faetlaaal weekly aewapaper,
B-lTfac    sstna    at    the    farmer-labor
   ■    aetlaa.
were In these cities looking for a
lob. Comrade Alderman Angus Mclnnes gave an Interesting talk on
hts experience In the Vancouver
Olty Council and, previous to that,
on the school board.   It was gen-
SeheerlpUoa Ratea. Halted stair,
aai forelea, SkflO .per yeari Ca»a-
4a, $3 par year, fl for alx montha,
to aaloaa  oabaerlblac   la  a  body,
lta por member far moath.
■ember of Tha Fokeratak Praia aal
Tko Britlah  Laber   Preaa
to be appeased, he meant a vote, and votes mean a whole lot to afternoon to raise funds towards
King these days. The premier suggested that the real object the completion of the HaU was very
to be achieved was to arouse public opinion, because "In indus- "fu.^ o^W^ raise-
trial questions, public opinion in the long run is more effective cook|ng plant_ and flower8. ^
in achieving the object that is to be desired than mere legisla- j12 in priZ8 drawings.  The ladies
tion," which says a whole lot for the efficacy of parliament as are to be congratulated on the fine  eratly   conceded   that    the   Labor
a means of improving the lot of the workers.   According to spirit which they displayed In the Pal.ty sh0uld have as candidates ln
King's version the radio, church, or theatre should be the °r«anf"s •«« «"J*w •»» ot «* »«»icip«> •i«*toM men who could
iviiiK o vc»..iv,ii „i.c ■-»«   , , ambitious   project.    Owing to the  carry on socialist propaganda,
quickest way to convince the lumber barons of British Colum- reBtiIlg ot t-,e Hall on Monday last     Councillor ,Oray of Burnaby was
bia that a worker should be paid more than 25 cents an hour, to the Ward Six Ratepayers' Assocl-  present, and gave his views on ihe
The matter ended by Neill agreeing to a suggestion from atlon, the ladies' monthly meeting  subject.   A very enjoyable and In-
Premier King that the words "or conscription" should be de- hal1 t0 be P°»tl»oned until Tuesday   structive evening was held.      One
l i .in.ci,_n,,j_ uio*. m.    ' ,Z.   . .. i ii _, April 6.   All members were notified application for membership was re-
leted„thus.making the resolution read:   "That the exploitation of „.,_ ollaDge by the 8ecretary.      celved and Wo 8Ub90rlptloB810 the
of labor should be prevented and condemned."   How this is 0pen f0nm Labor Advocate booked.
going to be done and capitalism retained is a problem which    La8t Saturday night the subject      That's the stuff!   Keep up the
will require a,'prodigious amount of head scratching, under discussion was "Should thegood. work, Comrades! *...   .
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Page Three
[sands  of articles  ot  shoes
othlng were made In 1924 by
ilsory labor In Bulgaria, aeto the International Labor
Hie monthly publication of
International   Labor  Ofllce  of
pague of Nations.    By these
(all   able-bodied   Bulgarians,
those  exempted  tor  leglti-
jeasons and those who have
J the   state   for  more  than
Consecutive months, are re-
(to give a certain period- of
y. the  state-eight  months'
for men between 20 and
four months for women
i 16 and 30 years.
[QCrman  government,   stung
criticisms   of   its   Geneva
knd the evasive defense of
phamberlaln, has published
[*e correspondence between
-eague of Nations' officials
1,11.    The letters Include a
|-eply from Brazil in favor
Oermany   a  permanent
| the   council:    Chancellor
and     Foreign     Minister
Inn, the German signers of
juarno    pact,    are    much
I Up over the fact that their
fitor,  Austen  Chamberlain,
. Ignore his knowledge of
Irespondehce In his speech
lhe British House of Com-
nte of the much-advertised
(ruction" of Austria by the
I of Nations, economic con-
J are getting worse. Ar-
Ints are being made for the
|on pf unemployed workers
; countries.   A large group
' go shortly to the Soviet
Iwhere an Austrian colony
led by the government and
[nna authorities will be es-
Another group Is to
^ Oermany. Negotlatlona are
King  on for a colonisation
■ Brazil.
THF, report of the BrltlBh coal
commislon shows the owning
class clinging desperately to the
principle of private operation while
forced to admit that the private operation of this basic industry is
foundering. All the concrete proposals for saving the industry are
"The report of the coal commission;" says the London '•■ Dally
Herald, "betrays the fear and dislike of ohange which have become
obBesBlons of the rtillng clasB of
this country,'' it quotes justice
Sankey, of the 1919- coal commission, which recommended nationalization, as saying ot the present report: "I think that it is an effort
to postpone the inevitable."*
The commission -was carefully
packed against natlomttliatldn. The
chairman, Herbert Samuel, had previously come out against the theOry
of nationalization in a newspaper
article,      ' *l
The report, nevertheless, ls a
thorough indictment of the results
attained by private management.
The commission finds many mines
badly planned, many on too small
a scale. A number ..re defective in
equipment   or    management.    The
methods of utilizing coal are unscientific. Research into the methods
has been made toward associating
mining with gas, electricity, coke,
chemical products, blast furnaces,
etc. Selling organization and
transportation methods are too
costly and the organization bf the
Industry on the labor side calls for
many Improvements.
The remedies are to be carried
through under a disguised state
control. The state is to acquire
the nation's resources. These are
to be administered by a coal, commission under the secretary of
mines. This commission is supposed to bring about the amalgamation, joint ownership of coal cars,
improvements In management and
facilities and industrial relatione
by controlling the terms on which
the coal deposits are leased to
private operators.
Both capital and labor are concentrating their comment on the
suggestion that wages' be reduced.
Adam Nimmo, a prominent Scottish operator, says "the one practical suggestion in the report is that,
with the subsidy withdrawn, wages
must be reduced." Secretary Cook
of the miners answers, "with wages
at 30 per cent, below the standard
of 1914 the BrltlBh public cannot
expect further sacrifice from our
mining community. It Is now for
the government and the owners to
make the next move. There will be
no catastrophe In May unless the
miners are attacked." The Daily
Herald comments that "those. who
receive wages already too low are
told that they ought to rescue the
Industry trom the mess and muddle
Into which slack and selfish management have cast It."  .
The commission's 'Suggestion
would mean an average cut ol
about 10 per'cent. In: wages. There
would he protection .for those now
receiving * the lowest subsistence
minimum. There Is a rumor, circulated by a London Snnday newspaper, that the commission originally proposed continuation of the
subsidy but reversed Itself at the
request of the government. The
suggestion that there has; been
tampering with the commission In
the Interest of Premier Baldwin's
announced belief In wage reductions all along the line has created considerable resentment. There
Is a feeling that the government
may meet the crisis by extended the
subsidy after May 1 while the In-
vdustry reorganizes. -
Phene Sey. MM ter Appelntaunt
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Every week or two soipe physician sends me .a patient tp
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this In tnrn depend! on mastication.
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Mussolini Praises
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ph ammunition to blow up
i city has been discovered
■police following a raid upon
arms'cache in Dublin.
fcliures Included 285' Uve
I rounde of rifle ammuni-
.0.000 detonator-, 10 boxes
[barrels of Gelignite cordite,
parts and molds tor
a.flive revolvers. No ar-
e made.
a   employed   on   steamera
along the coast of New
ilea have been granted a
week.   There ls no rednc-
wages .because   of   the
Iweek.   The. 44-hour week lc
leTal throughout New South
HOME.—The FasclBt party celebrated the seventh anniversary of
Its founding with "black shirt" parades and the usual "revolutionary" speeches by Mussolini and the
leaders of fasclsmo In Rome ! and
other Italian centres. 50,000 black-
shirts marched through the capital
on review before Mussolini, who
later In the day spoke at a demonstration ln the VUlagiori Hippodrome.
'-, In his speech, Mussolini continued his policy of appearing as a
revolutionist! j "The counter-revolution which wo have crushed at
home and which was vainly organ*
ized abroad ls the best proof that
we have accomplished a revolution."
Addressing himself to "responsible authorities of other nations,"
he said, "If you want to live you
must face the most serious-problems of this century, that of the
relations between capital and labor—the problem which fascism has
solved by plainly placing capital
and labor on the same level, ln tbe
face of a common goal, the prosperity and grandeur of the nation."
"If you want to live, you must
do away with loquacious parliamentarism; you must give the authority to the executive power."
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KIEV, U. S. R.-R.—ChagoveU, a
local literary wlorker, found a complete "set of the newspaper "Pere
Duchen," published in Paris during
the days of the Paris Commune.
The flies have papers up to May 28,
when Paris was taken by the Ver-
salllese. Besides the newspaper
flle, Chagovets found an album with
24 pictures depleting the destruction done by the Versalllese in
crushing the Commune.    ;
There are pictures of destroyed
theatres, churches, abandoned barricades ' and' some were absolutely
hitherto unknown.
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' Dealing' with British imperialism,
Mr. Woodsworth went on.••■"Think
of lt, Mr. Speaker: Within the
short space of a little oyer a hundred years Oreat Britain hu fought
With the French and the Russians,
With the Arabs, and Afghans, and
Zulus, with Boers and Ashantls and
Burmese and Chinese, with Germans
and Austrlans, With Turks and Bulgarians, and with a host of smaller
peoples. Are we in thts country to
he dragged' in at any time that
some commercial adventurers
undertake to exploit some atlll un-
explolted part of the world? Think
of the history of Imperialism since
1882, a date which Is within the
memory of moat of us In thiB
House. I would simply glance over
some of the events. In 1882 Egypt,
In which country the foreign control encouraged the nationalist
movement, .Great Britain crushed
the revolt and there followed the
so-called 'temporary' occupation
which still continues, then there
was the Venezuela boundary dispute of 1895, closely connected with
the gold fields and the trouble tn
Persia in 1896 Indirectly connected
with the growing tobacco trade at
that time ' and later oh certain
loans, hi 1895 came the trouble in
South Africa, concerning which Mr.
Brailsford has summed up the
cause In a couple ot sentences:
'What the mine owners really at
bottom desired wbb cheaper labor,
and their effort to acquire political
power through the franchise had no
other object. Gbod government, as
oho of them reckohed, would tnean
two and a half million a year ln
"This war resulted in the establishment of Kaffir and Chinese
cheap labor and compound slavery
in the Rand mines, and In the reduction of white men's wages. I
need not refer to the Anglo-Japanese alliance into which Britain
was practically forced because of
her growing isolation in other
quarters, nor to the Fashoda incident after the settlement of which
the Associated Chambers ot British
Commerce passed a resolution in
favor of an entente between England and France for the mutual
commercial benefit of the two countries. Nor need I go iuto the question of the Moroccan crisis, nor the
the Anglo-Russian relations of
1906-7, concerning which we have
not heard1 the last, and because of
whichwe have had so-much trouble
In re-establishing relations between
Oreat Britain and the Soviet Republic. The treaty between Britain and Russia had reference to
their relations lit Persia, Tibet and
Afghanistan. Then there was the
Triple Entente of 1907. Great
Britain about this time became involved in financial complications lh
China. The republican reformers
were led by Sun Yat Sen. Their,
powerful backers, the Shanghai
Chamber ' bT' commerce) •' and'' the"
Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking
Corporation, were representative of
British economic Interests ln
China. ...
"Now what about the nex t'war?
Within the last few days we have
had a statement that I think ought
to make any thoughtful man pause.
According to the report In the
Montreal Oasette of March 18 ot a
speech delivered by Sir Esme Howard, British Ambassador, before the
Chicago Association of Commerce,
he said:*
" 'The next war will be a* struggle
for markets, and will be waged as
bitterly as any that has ever sprung
from traditional hatreds!, national
Jealousies, or territorial ambitions.'
And again: 'The whole energies of
governments will be bent toward
the all-important, all-absorbing object of finding markets In other
countries tor the surplus production of their own, and of preventing their own from tieing sWamped
by the surplus production ot
"We have clear revelations of the
designs of the imperialists all
through the carrying on ot the last
war. In passing I would refer to
the secret treaties of which we in
Canada were given no Information,
and to the best of my knowledge
have never yet been published in
any of our leading Canadian papers.
There was the treaty dealing wltb
the partition of Persia In 1915; (he
treaty with Russia respecting Con-
stanlnople ln 1915; the secret
treaty—and 1 think the niiost disgraceful—with Italy In 1916;' the
treaty for the partition ot Asiatic-
Turkey in 1916; the treaty between
Russia and Japan in 1916.
"I should also like to refer to
the imperialism that is manifested
In the Dawes report, a report concerning which no less nn authority
than Lloyd George said a tew years
ago that It was not the work of the
statesmen of Great Britain nnd of
France, but was essentially the
work of tho international financiers.
Thts Dawes report has had the effect of threatening to reduce the
workers ot Germany to Industrial
serfdom. Already Its reactions
have been felt so keenly in Great
Britain that she ls being forced to
safeguard the standards of life In
Germany in order that there will
hot be unfair competition trom
German workers in the products
that are also manufactured In
Oreat Britain—and so, as the hon.
member for Labelle (Mr. BouraBsa)
suggests to me, lowering the standards of life ln Oreat Britain. Thus
bo Intimately Is one country today
connected with the other that ln
order to maintain the prevailing
standard bf life In Oreat Britain
the British' government 14 today
forced to consider the maintenance
of a proper standard ot living in
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April 8th, 1
With the Marine Workers
Conducted   by  W.   H. DONALDSON,   Secretary  Federated   Seafarers  of
Militant Seamen's
,- Secretary is Freed
From Graft Charge
Notes From the Camps
Conducted by J. M. CLARKE, Secretary L.W.l.U. of Canada
UJillKK  date of March 27th, we  Duncan.
received a letter written by
SYDNEY, Australia — (IT) — An
atrocious charge thut Tom
Wali-ili, president of the Seamen's
Union,    has been guilty of malad-
  ' Another  member  working  in  a    	
member of the crew of the Cana- mining camp stutes he Is trying to ministration of tlie funds connected
dian  Trooper   from  Hulltuv,  N.S., niake enough to    get clothes and with   tho   recent   British   seamen's
stating  that   when   the   "Trooper" tooi, and will be only too glad to strike  In  Australia,  has  been  ex-
Signed on  lu Vancouver the crew g(rt |,ack to the city, and away from ploded by the Labor Council of New  ^~,B""eipiolintloIT'ot"tlie low paid  atl<)r outl1tB ln*e  thls whlch •"•■-■>'
■       '--    Impression that tIie ri8k8 ot ,)ehlg HUled. South Wales,.                                      workerB ,„ logg|llg ,,_„.__ and _aw. endanger   the  lives   of    the   men
Two seamen employed on a rum Tlle cl""'ge was mttde by Hnve"  mills of the south and west. In that working for them.
THE HIGH AND LOW IK the    logs   on which the camp ls
LUMBER built.      Beds   are   double-deckers.
By Leland Olds, Federated Press Tlle '•»*•*•'* ls rotten alla " man
THE $11,603,736    operating profit rl"kH his llfe working with it. The
taken   by    tlie   ownora of the Compensation    Board    Instead    of
Long-Bell  Lumber    corporation in P-asterlng tlie logging camps with
1926 marks the end ot a half cen- mte*y flrst    beards    should get
were  under    the
they were on a journey which
would terminate at the port of
signing on, but when the vessel arrived at Halifax orders were received to tie up tlie vessel and dis-
smuggler  have  been" compelled to lock  W"80"'  tlle  reactioni"'*'   rec-  period it has   built    up   assetB of     There are two   early    Victorian
take   legal  action  to  collect tlieir !'.etary    °f    ,.he    Bl''.".ah  Se"mGn'8  more than $50,000,000,   almost   en- antiques  here  that  tlie jioss  says
wages and bonus,      One of them
was practically robbed of $180 by
Union, who, In a cable to Walsh, tlrelJt out „, pro|it!-  _nd ,n addltlon are  donkey engines.       These two
"No   more   serious   charge  has p-ld oyet ^24,000,000 in cash venerable  piles  of junk keep the
charge the crew.   The crew refused ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^^ eom - e nlade m__ ^ ym ^ ^^ engineer busy    pick|ng    u_  b_lt_
to sign off, demanding tiansporta- ^^      ^  _m_loJr.r_  to,.  ^ manipulated strike money to your The 1925 pr0|itB „fIaumt a re_ nuts, etc., that they shake out when
first victim that    he  was  alright, advantage."   To this charge Walsh turn _, $4 23 a _hare on the u36 _ running.    Store  prices are exhor-
bnt that the other fellow WBs no "-PMed   -V  cable  that  the  charge 490 _bar__ of no.par conunon Bt0Ck. bitant.   In short this camp does not
could hardly be true, seeing that he 0n th_    corporatlon,a    hooka tllls have ono rede.enilng feature.
-.I..^-—,^,,,,,,,,,,,,,,***************************************************************************^^!. S...A    ..    l.„nJI!„„   _,#   *„,.    t..nAo     *!,_,
tlon back to Vancouver. The shore
captain told them they could be
Shipped on the first company's ves-
,u *     'l'.*'  . tw*, ^ooi and would get nothing, but as     	
sel sailing from that port, and tms _ ^_.    ^   ^    _etUemellt tl).  hsd no handling of the funds, that _tock ha8 a ;alue ot approxlmateljr self-respecting human being would
second one received    much more. _ur^  tsm—   were  handled  by  the  ^ a Bliare   B0 that by the com- remain In it any longer than neces-
Was done, but some members of the
crew were left behind to await fur- ™'~lng'"-t0" ^ ~laWB"ot ~Canada LaDor C°<-nc". and that a certified pall_79 own ace01mt thts means a sary to make his fare back to town.
Iher development. ^ ^^ {_ ^^ . u_ t[je ]aws bhlance-elwet  of    the  adminisltra- _.__,.,. o{ _bout 8% per cent     Th*B     .	
; One clause ot the ships articles of another country were abused and *irm ot tl16 tl*nis had beeB isB,led compares with the 1924   proflt   of
for    Canada    which    the    Feder- the    seamen    may    seek    further byjhe Council.       ^    ^ ^      ^    ^ $10,736,972, equivalent   to   about 7
ated Seafarers are striving to have redress.
sH ^vZL^JTdJ.   , MemteR "' the Un'°" arc a8k"* *° a * ■* *• «**»■ «-»*«*
charged   in   some  ml.-- -p. . ii      *" BWoter ulsc|P*line aroun-- Hea<-- cabled to the secretary of the Brit-
offender  in    this  respect    as  the  „*,.,
The Labor Council of New South ^ _n th_   _lalm_d _,_,„_  „,
Wales, feeling that it wts entitled (he comm_n _tock
The low wages of lumber work-
Fight for Control
of Labor Executive
denying the charges made by Wil-
nwners of the "Margaret Counhlsn"  ~""°US 0t be'nS M oc,mfortable as son, and pointing out Walsh had no
.,:, . Wmaret Coughlan    „„„,„„.   a_d tlllnk tllat ft __m b_ ^^  ^ ^  funds ^ ^
necessary to censure one ..or two str|ke; that these were administer-
members whose conduct is not cd by the Labor Councils in the
what it should be. The secretary val.loue Australian States, and had
would like to get written state- nevei. come ull(ler hi8 administra-
ments on this. tion at auy peI.lod Nejther was he-
One of the ofBcials is at Victoria a member of any committee con-
negotiating with the Consolidated cerned with the funds. Such state-
Whaling Co. regarding conditions ments, tlle Council added, could
onboard the whalers during . the only be circulated by an agent of
coming season..   The whalers will the Shipping Combine.
  _ be starting in another month or sa
t|"" " ~ ""
did the same thing with the crew
aboard thut vessel at the time she
was sold ta a New York firm, nnd
the'.seamen were sent to Montreal
instead of being returned to Van-
-ioliver. The. engineers and officers
were returned to their port of
signing on-.
The writer also mentions that he
met Scotty McLaughlin,  who  was
on   this    Coast i for    some   time. 	
"jlcotty" tried to get members of  ^  fleason Borae otm men on Australian RukrS
•Trooper" to leave the ship at
bonus   were  losers.
ers in the northwlest whicli have
made the recent large profits of
these lumber barons possible are
shown in a U.S. department of labor report on wages in sawmills
and logging camps ln Oregon,
Washington and Idaho ln 1925.
These wages range as low as $2.40
a day for laborers in the sawmills
of the raclllc Coast division. On
on 8-hour duy basis this.means 30c
an hour for able-bodied male labor. In the logging camps the
minimum shown is $2.80.
The average daily wages of typical classes of workers in the Paciflo
Coast and Inland Emprie divisions
Tampa, Fla., but was unsuccessful.
We add the hope that Scotty will      The crev ot ""-    "Ro-""    *'
Siay'in Tampa, as he Is a detriment were ™<*°»*t*-* *<* tettitus a couple
Hamstring Labor •■> i»2B wer8:
Sawmill  Wages
WhereVer.he g0e,,   Hls chle, liae of A B.'s added to their list, owing crimes"blli,"'whleh seeks'to outlaw Boora men  H2B
pf success Is. absorbing   alcoholic *°, thfii df eirtlont ot "I*, aprenticea striking- unionists  and  revolution- Clmin inen
liquors, evading work, and spong*
ing on other workers.
The writer also Informs us that
who liked the shores of Australia ary organizations, has become law
much   better  thpn   the  conditions ,n Australia.     Under this measure
aboard that vessel,   Although fac- ,he communist party Is classed as
sailor's in"U.e"'_asrare"_lamo.!'nBg ^ * J"" tMm the °reW refU96d t0 an un"lwtul a»a°c|atlon and can be
are clamoring I)rocced t0 Beat from VancollTer UB_. 8Uppr._Bed at any tim_ whHe m_m.
less extra help was obtained. The bera of the party not. born In Au-
captaln seemed an amicable sort of „„„„ can be jaUed and aeported.'
fellow, and expressed a desire for Tbo__   ,,„_„   ,„  Au8tra)ia   can   be
harmony with the crew.   More of Jallei-    The blll alB0 Ae(..HTse CBr.
his kind are needed here.
to get into a reliable union. This
is one Held In which tbo I.W.W. is
not Interested until some other organization breaks the ground for
them to corxupt later on. So far
there Is no pay for breaking up
pnytbing in the East. No doubt as
soon as' tbe seamen get organized
fhey will have
Hospital Holes
Joe  Etcliells,  S. J.  Bye and D.
,  , a visit from tbe glib McKinnon are still at SL Paul's,
prators of the I.W.W., who seem to
thrive on the exploitation of un-
in    California
fortunate   workers
The    renowned    James   JVjrbes,
whoae last ship, so far as we know,
but are feeling mueh better and
expect to be out soon. G. Watton
ls getting along nicely at the General. Win. Hayes is st the home of
the   Western  Association   for  the
  Blind, and would like to have  a
was the "Importer," has    written visit from some of bis old  ship-
from Duncan, B.C., stating that be mates.
has been fired for asking for better
stub for himself and other workers. M Usl
We feel that Jamie has been the     Atcklnson T„ Bates H„ Beckett
mouthpiece for others, who do not H„ Boland T., Boland F„ Bramil*.
seem to have the courage to speak gan    J.,   Burns   W.   S.,   Coll   J.,
for themselves, and as one might Crocker    L.  B.,    Fleming    P..  j],
tain strikes to be Illegal and makes
unionists on strike subject to the
same treatment as members of the
Communist party. Even Britishers
can be deported under this law.
It is certain that threats of jail
Laborers      3.48
Planer feeders   4.00
Sawyers    9.26
Slashenmen  3.80
Logging Camp Wages
Fallers   (sawyers)   .... 5.0 4.00
Hook-on   men  .'.  6.00 4.10
Laborers     3.75 3.60
Loaders  5.60 '       4.80
Rigging  sllrigers    6.40 3.90
Swampers    4.60 3.60
' These rates weer furnished by
the Loyal Legion of Loggers and
Lumbermen known as the Fuor L.
As tbls is an organization fastered
SYDNEY — (FP) — The annual
conference of the Australian Labor
party will be a bitter light between the parliamentary wing and
tlie trade unionists for control of
the execeutive. which directs the
movement between conferences.
Three years ago tlie pillticans secured control by the cry that the
movement had been fouled by a
coterie of crooks. They entered
upou a purification campaign, expelling the Communists and others.
It wasn't long before tlie workers
saw that the movement was more
corrupt than ever. Lust year, whon
the opposition to tlie political
was particularly strong, they refused to hold the usual conference.
i This yeur the unlonlsls have Issued a manifesto to (he unions affiliated with the Australian Labor
party, pointing out tlie rottenness
of the present political control. At
an industrialist conference In Sydney Feb. 211 ultended by delegates
of most of the unions steps were
taken to regain control of the labor movement.
At thc coming ' conference the
unionists should win. If this happens lobor will develop aioug left-
wing lines.
(Continued from page 1)
paid   by  the   Corporation   for  the
Contractor at his request, nnd shall
be   deducted  or   collected  by the
aud deportation will not deter the by tnc l"mber bo88es to ■■•■■■e™1--*
workers from strike.   At a largely  militant »"'("*i™ <■■ <*■'  industry,
attended    conference   of Industrial  the rates ahown probably put the
unions, held at Sydney Feb. 20, lt  best  P088lblc   tace   on  the  'mtteT   Corporation, as provided in Section
was    decided to resist the crimes  from tl"■• """P""-' of the .™t>}^.    WZ-29 hereof,   .   .   ."
bill, particularly those clauses out-  ers- :  ! i!*8t*lll
lawlng the CommunistB and nnlon-      Long-Bell  profits  for the last 7
ists on strike.   It was also decided   V™* h**"e totallel1 *?57,233,739 after
to get in toch with Industrial bodies  a"   »e**uctions    for    Interest   and
in tho other Austrnlian states to in-  taxes- Thls excee(ls "•■• eI,tire Pres"
Btitute continent-wide opposition to ent ''a»"_al anu sul"lus ProMs com-
tlie measure.
expect from  the    way things  are Farquhar D„ Gallacher P., McQueen
done In the lumber camps, Jamie J„ Maddlgan  M„  Munro W., Mc- KCZBA8 RAISES WAGES
had the "skids" put under him. He Intosh N., Martin D., McLean L., WASHINGTON - (FP)-Reporte
is now on the look-out for pastures Mahoney J.,  Millar H„  Osterhaut reachlD8 «e  Ruaslan  Information
new, and We hope he meets with O., Pngl. A. E., Rhodes H„ Starr J„ Durea» *** Washington show that
more success, and better backing Stephens, Tarratt C.  W„  Worrall that Kuabas colony, to which a larfe
than he got from the logger, at Wm. f"mber °' "*»*" yorkerB "■°m
  the United States went aome yeara
ago, at the call ot W. D. Haywood,
blnetl. The capital today ls almost
entirely built of the surplus profits
of the previous years. Lumber is
an expensive item in building a
home.   *
Wlll Mayor Taylor and tlle City
Aldermen collect from the company
the amount due these workers, and
pay it over to them as stipulated
in the agreement? According to
their actions the workers of Vancouver will be able to judge
whether Vancouver Engineering
Works or the men that firm employs ranks highest in tho estimation of the City Council.
,    MELROSE and MAY
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Regular Prices $32.60 telij
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Special attention to mall 1
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Motion Picture Censors Dislike Scenes
Of Policemen Clubbing Striking Workers wetiTvL*™! " * VTOiwtt'
This is one     of   the "haywlrest
haywire"    camps   on    the   Pacllit
Coast. The fare ls 16.60. Wages are
Wages were Increased 36 per cent  low.     Blankets   ?1.00   per   week.
.,,.,,.      ,      - ,    ■ , „ last vear  the selling nrlce of coal  Board $1.20 per day. Food poor, and
By Carl Haessler, Federated Press     Oeorge   Mauror,   of the  defense  '      *    '        selling price oi coni  «        *       *        „„„„     "    \ath
A,.,,.,..       Ji ,. ,   ,       .   ..... was reduced 36 per cent., and labor   accommodation    worse.    No    bath
piHCAGO — There  must  be no body, asked  f the truth of the finis        ,   ,,T, j , i __.___.  **,,„-, h   in    *,   i.nal,, in the
I . _, „ , . ,,     , ,,_.,.  productivity Increased one and one-  houses; wuBh   in   a  basin lu tne
li class    propaganda    in    movie was questioned and was told   ha hoUB_       No toilet arrange.
films shown in Chicago as long os their effect was a more Important "°    ,ffi and fluh floating all roim(1
the present personnel of tho muni- Issuo thon their fidelity to actual »«»_»».♦»
clpal boord of motion picture cen- events.    A film from Germany do- ""' * t
sors Is in control. This edict was pictlng a judge dealing out upper- ,
Impressed on the International class justice against tbe workers *.
Labor Defense when It asked per- camo lu for severe criticism. To »
mission to exhibit films depleting case doubt on the Integrity of the ,
familiar scenes in the class war us courts, even of German courts, is [
lt Is waged in America: _ibt   to   be   tolerated   in   Chicago >
Reels of Chicago policemen club- (where corporations and bootleg- »
blhg and drugging away workers on H""1 own most 0( the ■.'"■■•'-■'a'T.** t
strike at the stockyards are partic -fhe censors did not know of any '
ularly obnoxious, the censors de- propaganda In the movies that fa- »
clare. Mounted guards doing their Vors the owning and employing I
stuff in the klan riots at Herrin are cinsB, thoy indicated, and so they {
also taboo; In fact when the cen- ay not want to set a precedent by '
sors got through slashing the de- permitting working class propa- t
fense organisation's film there was gan,jB against the opposite class. !
not enough left to show. Anyhow  there  are  no classes   in '
Thc censors, all estimable la- America, was their parting shot as
dies, beadod by M'ss Sigler, sighed Maurer gathered up his celluloid
as they vlewted the subversive ma- and Ieft without the permit.
terlal In the projection room.   "The 	
police have a hard enough time as
It is," sobbed Mrs. Adams of the MELBOURNE-(FP) — Because
board. "Wo should not do anything civil service employees of tbe fed-
to .make it harder for them. All eral government supported the
theao fllma are claaa propaganda. Auatrallan Labor Party at the laat
There must be no class propaganda elections, the government threat-
or anything that might incite to ens to apply the muzsle. The men
riot." ''' -i ■*'■'■ wlll light-ngainst the gag.
J The "HEADLIGHT" Ticket on an Overall Means—
of Sample Shoes for
For Instance   J J
Every shoe In our store Is guaranteed Solid Leather.
LECKIE'S best shoes — The highest grade they make—
MEN'S sises VA and 7 only; CK PC
Regular values to 1(10.00 at  )3Bv
600 pairs ot Men's Oxfords and Boots, black and tan.
arrived a few days ago and we want to clear them
quick.   Regular $8.50 values for	
They just
Men's Work Boots, all sizes   black or tan;  high or £0'QC
low.   The best work boot you can buy    <9-0 ******
Kibler's Shoe Store
(The Best for Lets)
163 HASTINGS ST. E.       (Almost Opp. the Library)
outwear t)HP
ordinary pair
W. B. Brummitt
Sells the Better Grade to Build a Better Trade
Dear Sir:   "Your money's worth or your money back1!
Is that a fair proposition?
Out of the entire market we have selected-aiS
featuring the famous "HEADLIGHT" brand of over!
which you will find in your size at our store at all tinn
To let you prove their worth without risk we want youl
buy one pair of "HEADLIGHT" under the follow!
broad-gauge guarantee:— .
"Guaranteed the best overalls you ever bought or yf
money back after 30 days wear."
We believe you will be convinced, after careful
amination as we have been, that these are the most cal
fully made, convenient, comfortable, longwearing w<|
clothes on the market.
Yours respectfully,


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