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August 24, 2016 The Julian News 11 Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinktng because of an irresistible impulse to get up andpull a weed. -- Lewis Gannit ESL Classes English as a Second Language else con d~..tes niveles Inscr[base para aprender ingles gratis Mejore sus habilidades de inglds MaKes y Jueves 4-5:50pm Julian LibranZ 1850 O~-78, Julian, CA 9;1036 PALOMAR COLLEGE Learnin~ for Success ,~" 5/3 + Bonus Room 2695 SF 3 Acres Views! $492K Callie is a four year old female Shepherd Mix who weighs 681bs. She gets overlooked at the shelter as she barks in her kennel for attention, but take her out and you'll see what a loyal and affectionate companion she is. Callie already knows "sit" and walks politely on her leash. Meet this sweet girl by asking for ID#A1731854 Tag#C308. Callie can. be adopted for $68. Brandi is a two year old spayed black feline who weighs 7.71bs. She is a friendly, social gal who comes right out of her kennel to explore. Brandi is easy to pet, handle, pick-up and will adjust easily to any living situation. She is getting a tooth pulled by the vet and will be good as new. Meet Brandi by asking for ID#A1722149 Tag#C647. She can be adopted for $58. All adoptions will include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 year license. Callie and Brandi are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego The Shelter hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit www.sddac.com for more information. The Wobblies were .,. closely the community were in constant into the,jail and took one man, sociated s j i si: conflict with the local IWW. : Wesley Everest, He was dragg a irchists ...... November; 1i! : ;i919' mistice hung They were actively opposed by Day ..celebrating the end of shot repeatedly. His body swung all industry and-local, state and ,. the war and sacrifice was fast until the next daywhen it was cut federal authorities. The were approaching. With the largedown and returned to jail with the prosecuted under sedition and contingent of the local Legion noose around his neck. espionage laws and ultimately and the Post from nearby Four member of the American were identified, blackballed and Chehalis along with business Legion were killed in the prosecuted as a front for the leaders scheduled to participate incident, Warren Grimm, Arthur communist Party. in the parade, conditions were McEIfresh, Ben Cassagranda, The early split in the ripe for violence as the parade and Dale Hubbard. Sheriff John organization occurred when the route would pass in front of the Haney was killed by friendly fire faction led by "Big" Bill Haywood IWW hall at the Roderick Hotel. leading a raid on a IWW hideout. .... (who stood for murder of Idaho According to investigations, Wesley Everest was the only The Wobblies, American Legion and by Bic Montblanc An ugly chapter in American history happened shortly after the end of WWI in the little town of Centralia, Washington. As the 19th century was giving way to the 20th, the rise of unionism world wide and Bolshevism in the Soviet Union was causing upheaval in the industrial world. After the war the Associated Federation of Labor (AFL) was organizing American workers into a structure of trade unions based on the craft of the workers. Through strikes and negotiations with the ever growing large industrial capitalists they were able to gain concessions and improved salary and working conditions for their members. Fighting the AFL and the industrialists at every turn was the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) or as they were known, the Wobblies whose labor and social leaders Eugene Dubs, Mother (Mary Harris) Jones, and Joe Hill are still known today in labor history circles. The Wobblies believed in a unionized working class that was devoid of trade distinction, leadership by active participation of the mass of members and ultimate control of industrial production and a "rule or ruin" philosophy when it came to industrialists or other unions. Their union was open to all including women, all races, immigrants and the homeless. Governor Steunenberg) favored the actions of strike, propaganda and confrontation, won out against the more moderates who favored negotiations and involvement in the political system. Haywood would be convicted in 1918 along with 100 other defendants by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis (later Baseball Commissioner) of violating the Espionage Act. Haywood escaped to the Soviet Union and ultimately the violence against the organization spawned by its confrontational stances which was a factor leading to its ultimate downfall. The Wobblies were sometimes "violently" opposed to America's entry into WWI. "Capitalists of America, we will fight against you, not for you[ There is not a power in the world that can make the working class fight if they refuse." It is not surprising that when Veterans were returning from Europe after the war that they would not necessarily align themselves with an organization that was so closely aligned with the Bolsheviks and the recent Russian revolution and the overthrow of the Czar. Warren Grimm was a Veteran in the small town of Centralia, Washington. He was opposed to the Wobblies as he was a commander in Siberia during the war and had a lot of experience with the Bolsheviks. Grimm was also the Commander of the American Legion Post in Centralia and was active in speaking against the IWW feeling they were a subversive group. Additionally, business leaders, lumber companies and the large number of Veterans in the Wobblies had been arming themselves under the guise of protection because of the threats and violence against them and particularly the street violence against them the previous year. Armed union members were inside the Roderick and in two hotels across the street as well as an overlooking hill with command of the parade route. As Commander Grimm was passing the Roderick, Wobbly Eugene Barnett fired a rifle from across the street killing Grimm. Another shot was fired from the hill hitting and killing another Legionnaire standing close to Grimm. Contrasting reports have the Legionnaires first attacking the Roderick with the Wobblies firing in self defense. Regardless, firing from all directions from the Wobblies caused the Legionnaires to charge them. Two more Legionnaires were shot prior to overpowering the Wobblies in the Roderick. Wobbly member Wesley Everest fired his revolver wounding one and killing another Legionnaire as he was escaping out the back door. Legionnaire Alva Coleman chased Everett with a revolver until he was shot. He passed the gun to Dale Hubbard who caught up with Everett ordering him to drop his weapon. Everest fired on Hubbard and then pistol whipped him to death before he was captured by other pursuers. The captured Wobblies were taken to the local jail. That night a large mob appeared outside the jail. Power to Centralia was cut off and drivers were ordered by the mob to turn out their headlights. The mob broke Wobbly killed. Three Legionnaires and one IWW member were wounded by gunfire. Seven IWW members were convicted of second degree murder. One was found to be insane but was eventually transferred to state prison. No one f.rom the American Legion or the lynching party was indicted for any crime. Sadly, nearly two years to the day, the Centralia Massacre was preceded by the Everett (another Washington town near Seattle) Massacre in an event involving the Wobblies coming to the aid of striking workers and local police and townspeople in another sad event in American history. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The annua/ benefit breakfast honoring the Warrior Foundation / Freedom Station is Sunday, September 11. Advance tickets are $10.00 at on fine www. sa/post468.org or from any SAL member. Coming soon the Auxi/iary's annua/ Chili Cookoff needs your entry now. More info next week or ca//the Legion for details at 760 7650126 l WANT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 468 JULIAN, CA 760-765-0126