The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on January 29, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Thursday, January 29, 1920
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JAN 3 A IS2G THE Carbondale—"Athens of Egypt." VOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, IIJJNOIS, THURSDAY, 'JAN. 29,1920 r NUMBEK 3ST-, AUTHORITIES SEE NO ALARM IN REPORT OF INFLUENZA IN CITY Many Cases Are Not Flu But LaGrippe Physicians 1 Assert—Health Board of 'j ^City Issues Request .That All Cases be Reported to ; City at Once. . While not alarming or any indica- |. tions that illnesses of persons will be come so, the board of health has nevertheless sounded a warning for people to -be on the ajert in case influenza take .the form of epidemical proportions. Today the board of health issued . asproclairiation requesting a report on-j with this.taken care of now, one div cases or «u -in rthevcity, also -to ~-~ " f ***• «""-*™> Vinii •promptly report to health au- tiVorities any other contagious disease. • It-is pointed, out that citizens need not be alarmed by reports, that/the flu ••is"'sweeping'Carbondale, because upon investigation this morning that such condiion does' not exist in the city. They also, indicated- there was no occasion for - alarm if persons - promptly reported what they Tjelieved. to -be flu. As a matter ot fact what many .think' is influenza is not that at all. But is'la; grippe.-. Theatre Seats Here; • IK Firm Bojs Theatre at Anna Barth Theatre Co. Extends Holdings .to ,Anna—Buys *v, ."Main" Theatre at that Place—Consideration , of 1 . $15yp00T-rPlan no Further Extensions of Theatre '. Business in This Section—Extend Bill Post Right to Mu^physboro--Now Have Acquired-More Than 100 Vv ! Boards. % . ' •• , • .' - • GRANDDAUGHTER OF PROPOSAL TO CITY'S FOUNDER DIES FARM BUREAU SEES GOOD RESULTS Meeting at Peoria Evidences What the With the, seats..for the new magnificent Earth, theatre arriving-this -morning, every indication points to the grand opening of .the new theatre Feb. 10th,. as -first announced. The seats for the show has be'en an object of u'ncertainity as the - exact time for the opening for several weeks. But of the managers of the theatre Ssaid this morning, the tenth will not .miss the date for the opening very much, if at all, an* we are hoping everything will go ..well s owe can open our show on that date. show. • . \ Will Take Over Theatre Feb. 20. While the present manager of the Anna show has a lease up ., into June some time, the Barth Theatre Co. will take over this latest holding in .the theatre line Feb. 20. . The present manager will continue to operate the theatre at present, plans further-. that not being announced. When ask-' ed wheftier or not any o£ tae 'officials of the'Barth Theatre "Co. in Carbondale would go to Anna, it was said no arrangements for it had beSn- made. In purchasing the Anna property, Farmer tion Can Do and Good by Organiza- Farming. At the annual meeting of the Illinois Agricultural Association 'which was ield at l*eoria last week the Jackson Country FarmBnreau was represented by Win. Zeigler, Farm Bureau presi- •dent, and Frank Easterly. Fifteen. hundred delegates from over the state were at the big enthusiastic gathering , of the state's resourceful, progressive' farmers. The committee % reports alone were an '"overwhelming mass of evidence" of what a bunch of organized farmers can accomplish in the few short months since the I. A. A. has really 'settled down to work, the delegates say. The addresses by Howard of Iowa, Bingham of-Michigan and Davenport of Illinois were worth going a long distance to hear. As Mr. Zeigler expressed it, "He wished every farmer iu Jackson county' could have been there." In less-than a year the Farm Bureaus have built up the Illinois Agricultural Association , till it now consists of over 52,000 members. 2,000 new members were added last week. The Jackson County Farm Bureau, is one of a number which do not require their members to also be members of the I. A. A. On the other hand no ma^can. become a mem- • ber of the State Association unless he is a Farm Bureau. member. Jackson County Farm Bureau is one of the number which gives $100.00 per year to support -the state association^ J.n addition to tills a few of our farmers have an individual membership in . the-state association. B^rth Co. Buy Anna Show House. Coming on the verge of the- grand opening of one of the.'best and ^ruost handsome moving picture theatres in Southern Illinois, it .was learned this morning that the Barth Theatre Co. completed a deal yesterdayat Anna in which .they became owners of the ."Main" moving picture theatre at that place. The consideration was around $15,000, according to C. E. Taylor, sec- "retary of .the Barth Theatre Co., in a statement this morning; speaking of the purchase. Anna's Most Popular Place. The theatre bought at Anna is the largest.and most popular movie bouse -there, although another'one is in operation at that place, the "Main" is the largest and' has enjoyed the largest part of the business. It is owned by a corporation, and was at the request of this firm, composed of Anna business men that some men, who knew the motion picture game come to Anna and un the .showed they owned. They •made up the 'stock company originally o give Anna-a good motion picture To Talk on Rural {' Lunches at Institute • TJRBANA, 111., Jan. 27.—Miss Mary Pack, of the Department of Home Economics, University of Illinois, wil deliver lectures of particular inter est to housewives of Jackson county when; she goes to Carbondale on Feb 20. Miss Pack :s a. specialist on rura school lunch problems and her worl there will be along that line. the Barth Theatre Co. said templated no further extension; their" theatre holdings in- Southern. Illinois and that the purchase of the Anna show was in; a way "an accident," being one at the appeal of the corporation which owned" the show, which will be taken over in the form that the stock now exists, with perhaps some bonds. ' Also Buy Bill Board Rights. In connection with .the announcing of the purchase of the show at Annathe Barth Theatre Co. this morning also make public the purchase of further bill post -rights . in this section, this also being a part of the company's business activity, bill hoard- poster business. The company has just acquired the Murphysboro bill board plant, which includes the towns of Murphysboro, Pinckneyville, Ava, Campbell Hill. WillisviUe, Gorham, Vergennes, Grand Tower? In acquiring these holdings the company now has hill post rights in towns in Southern' Illinois, which include more than 100 bill boards. Mrs. Ballin," Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Campbell, :-Former Merchant-Banker Here, Di«s at Chicago. ' , Mrs. Julia Campbell Ballin, daughter of Mr. ; an«i : '-Mrsi Henry Campbell, one of Cartondale's early, bankers and' merchants and prominent, families, died at;., her home in Chicago yesterday, following a short illness with, pneumonia.Word was received here by" ithe de'cSased's cousin, Miss Charlotte Hanson, a niece of her.mothher..'' Mrs. Ballin married Prof." Ballin, at one time director of athletics at the Normal, although they Save not been living together for several years. She was a granddaughter of Col. Daniel H, Brush, "'a founder of Carbondale. Recently her father, Henry Campbell,has been spending most of his time in the south, but Mrs. Campbell 'has been making her.home with her daughter, Mrs. Ballin.', in Chicago. The.'/deceased is survived by-two children, Use, at home, and Ralph,-at- ionding'-a University in St. Louis. Also a "brother, Harmon, in New York City. Slie was more than 40 years of age. ROXING IN ILLINOIS BY LAW Also Proposal to Legalize Sale of 5 Per Cent Liquor in State—Proposal to Exempt Household Goods Up to $5,000 Is Introduced. : It is Relieved the body will be brougfitt b,ere for burial,' where .the family^as a lot at Oakland cemetery, although not definitely learned, pending word from Mrs. Ballin's daughter at Chicago. REDS RELEASE YANKS Soviet Forces Give Up Blunt'S Party to Czechs. .VSPRINGFIBLD, m., January 28.— Liquor containing not more than flye per : cent alcohol would be legalized in Illinois, if the constitutional-convention includes in its new document proposals introduced today by Delegate Charles J. Michal of Chicago. Michal's proposals would prohibit .the sale of liqtior containing less than our. per'cent or more than-five per ent -of alcohol. -V • •'". ; . The proposals did not indicate in what manner the recent decisions of the United States -Supreme .Court were to he circumvested. ' Delegate Michal also proposed to 'egalize twenty-five round boxing ontests in the state, and the prohibition of wrestling matches where an admission was charged. Another proposal introduced today would exempt household "goods; HP to he value of ;$5,000 from, taxation. A proppsal-'today would make franchises entered into by municipalities and utility corporations as binding A recent decision of the Supreme Court abrogated such contracts and franchises. ^ . • The creation of a, state industrial court to settle industrial disputes was proposed. , Another proposal would permit women to vote on the adoption of the new constitution, providing the new -instructions granted full suffrage. BASEBALL EXPONENTS MEET MDAY NIGHT ommittee Will Go to Murphysboro Where Both Towns Will Meet oh Insurance of $1500 to Carbcn.- dale for Henry Park. Flu Kills Woman 100; Her First Sickness PANA, 111., Jan. 27.—Mrs. Sarah Chambers, 100 years of age and said to be the oldest woman in Central Illinois, died of influenza today at her home at Irving. She had never been bedfast of illness in her life, it is said. SEIBERT BROTHERS BOTH -J ILL AT SAME TIME Walter C. Seitfert and brother, Har" ry, are both confined to their home •!\«n account of illness. The Seibert f " Drug Store is in charge'" of Former . ... Mayor E. K. Porter; The Seiberts are Decision upon the proposition of issuing of 100 shares to Carbondale -in the baseball park at Henry, including rights for the .park to be used by both towns, will be given jby the stock holders of the park at a meeting at Murphysboro Friday night. The Carbondale committee will go to the meet- tog 'with-100 'shares bought ia this city,. each share being sold, at $15 each, which represents a total .stock in the park by Carbondale men of $1500. If the Murphysboro stock holders accept the proposition Carbondale will own 100 of the 300 shares in the park. The Murphysboro Bra says, f concerning this meeting: The original intention- was to have M-urphysboro 'and (Carbondale cooperate in baseball, citizens of each city taking .-stock- in the association and /having a team to represent the two cities. However, last spring when the association ; wa.s organized only 13' shares were taken in Carbondale to 187- in Murphysboro. A cou~ple-of Carbondale . players tried for the team, •but dropped out after a few games were played and for the remainder of the season it was strictly a Murphysboro affair. The Cubs had games at the park every Sunday during the season.. At the Frid».y evening meeting of directors it is thought -that they will consider the proposition decided upon at a meeting ot Murphysboro players last Sunday afternoon. That was to accept the association's, proposition !.:pr the' players to run the team, the association to pay war tax out of the gate receipts and then take 15 per cent of the receipts and ten cents per head for the grand stand,. but the players added a stipulation that the association (assume the .expense of teams coming to Murphysboro when games are knocked out by rain. LADIES ATTEND SOCIAL L IN MURPHYSBORO Mrs.Laura Quails, Mrs. W. J. Merrill, Mrs. Jesse Anderson, Mrs. Roy Etharton and Mrs. Will Baggott were in Murphysboro yesterday afternoon attending a social given by the ladies o£ the Baptist church at the home of Mrs. W. N. Parker. •The affair was in the nature of a measuring social and •the proceeds were to go to the expense fund of the church. Mrs. Parker, was assisted in receiving by Mrs: C. H. Roberts. Delicious refreshments ot chicken pie, Waldorf salad, pickles, olives, coffee and co.coa were served. A program of music was part of the diversion of the afternoon. Foi-ce Surrendered Includes His Railway Aids and the Several Red Cross Nurses. . Qblc^p,.._.Jan. 20.—A Vladivostok special to the Tribime says: "Lieutennn^ Colonel Blunt '.of the American railroad service corps anc his party have been released by the bolshevik! to- the Czechs, according to reliable report. The party surrendered I includes his railway aids and the sev 1 eral Red Cross nurses and attaches. "The G.OOO American troops in Si ' beria probably will be all withdrawn by March 1 nt the earliest. ., It is ex j pected to take at least four weeks foi U. S. TO DROP BEER TRIALS Government Decides Not to Prosecute 150 Sellers in Chicago, It Is Reported. Chicago, Jan. -9.—Prosecution *f 150 sellers and manufacturers of 2.75 per cent beer In Chicago is reported to have b«en dropped by the federal •government. Local federal-officials it is-said have received instructions -from Washington to cease their -efforts to convict the men now under bond to the fed- oral grand jury for violating the'war- time prohibition act- Legal experts in the office of Attorney General Palmer have decided that Their efforts to continue tlie prosecutions are useless. The decisison of the Washington experts is believed to/'^ba bnse\ on the Supreme court decision in the recent Ruppert suit in New York against the United States district attorney there. to travel 1,000 miles, from ~tlie Lak< Baikal district. "So far the only two echelons known to have started, carrying 400 troop? have not yet passed Manchuria sta tion. Traffic- congestion, with Seme noff's interference, is causing great de lays.' (-.- v "No -more troops will be embarke until these troops from the outlyin sector reach Vladivostok, if possible Then-one. b'attalion^ with headquarters will remain until .the Czechs' safe withdrawal-is assured. "The Americans recognize their responsibility to assist in the withdrawal-, of the Czechs and probably will remain until safe conduct is-assured. "The policy of the Japs is not decid-' ed, but. it .Is believed they eventually ll withdraw fully." reported batter Powhatan Is Towed Into Halifax. Halifax, I?. S., Jan. 29— The disabled United States t army transport Powhntari'was .toweJ Into Emllfax harbor.' " , Washington, Jan. 2!).—Control of the exportation of foodstuffs as a means of reducing- the cost of living ami protecting children in this country from undernourishment was urged by a delegation of Chicago city officials tip pearing at a joint meeting of the sen ate and house agricultural committees. Tlij>y proposed that tlie control placed in the hands of a. bureau in the department of agriculture. Dr. John D. Robertson, health commissioner, saicl the number ^of undernourished children in Chicago,-had increased from 33,000 out of 500,000 in 1916 to 1*0,000 tilts year. Russell PooJe, head o' the Chicago bureau of markets, said a surplus of 360,000,000 bushels lit" wheat existed in this' country and that there was. no cause for continued high prices; WOULD STANDARDIZE GRADES AND WORK P ALL SUNDAY SCHOUS Meeting Here Today .Ccenr— ducted by State Office***For Plan to Make Sthoo? Work as Much tlfeSaiBe-- in J A11 Churches as It & it the Public SchoorSy«te«, To standardize the Sunday" ;work' in/ the state with all. tions, ,to arrange the work in and adopt some sort of universal sy&- tem of grades- and work, was the purpose for which one of the state'meet— (ings was held here today. The meeting held sessions at the churclt- aneK-'. was attended by representatives from •-. .townships in Jackson county: :THte!~'-',- is one of. the series of .about 50'meeB—'•• ings in the state known as conferences -.. •of county, township and district af^ ficers. The plan is part of the; iirtfery- riational Sunday school program:. The state officers conducting the con--;-, feren'ce here today were: Geov. SO Burnie, general secretary; D...H. Wfie-... state superintendent, and Miss PearK , Weaver, state superintendent, an tits': Chicago.. CLASSIFIEDS BRING GOOD RESULTS? MARY GOODALL'S BIRTHDAY- PARTY That .there <is no better means. communication than throughx i People's Column of the Free was further confirmed yesterday the results of a "Lost"' classified ar. purse containing something over $X5 being restored to the owner, a Tevr-" hours .after the issue of the paper. If you have an apartment to renii.'. you have an ' advertising problem: oSfcf the regular sort to be worked ont &E<. the regular way .That is the clasBiffegit . advertising way.and through it at majority of the apartments and-houseE--- are rented. It never costs over-mtucij:: .-.little" that, th Prels classifieds will sell it for yoEi- Mrs..- Joab Goodall pleasantly entertained with a'dinner party v at -her j hardly'counts although they must home on West Jackson street last ev- j paid in advance.,/ . ening, the accosion being the ninth Have you something to sell? birthday annivers'ary'of her daughter, Mary. Pink place cards and delicate pink bon-bon dishes were used and the birthday cake was adorned with nine pink candles. Dainty pink windmills were given as favors. Mrs. Goodall was assisted in entertaining by Miss Fadra Holmes, Miss Jennie Mitchell and Miss. Virginia Caldwell. Miss Holme's very interestingly reviewed a number of .Uncle Remus stories, which were especially delightful'to the guests. . . BLAGKWOOD CLEARED OFAUTOTHEFI; .Is Cleared Despite the Fact i Declared He Would "Get It" Before' He Got in Jackson Court— ty. ^~ ITALIAN HERO DRI/ES ENGINE Rossettl Pleads With Navy..Men to Break Rail Strike and Sets an Example. Home, Jan. 20.—Commander Knfaele Rosetti; .who Torpedoed and sunk the Austrian dreadnaught Veribus Unitis in..Pola harb'or November 2, 1918, has addressed an appeal to all his colleagues gineers ment to transform themselves into engine drivers. . Setting nn- exathple, he drove an express train frnra Genoa to Rome. Upon arrival here lie was recognized and was given an enthusiastic reception. In the navy as well as en- in the service of the govern- two piano selections. '.. ' Those present'were: Arleen Harris, Elizabeth Mitchell, ABleen Neely, Margaret Caldwell, Vinita Bridges, Alice Patterson.Mary Jane Winchester.Fran- ; The St. Glair county circuit courzc" didn't get anywhere with, the prose— The children in turn rejated short cutitm Q£ Frank BIackwood oC M^ stories and Alice Patterson-played ^y^o^' for . alleBea theft.of anto-- mobil'es Augflst 30-31, of last yeai^_ BIackwood came clear Tuesday,- a«- most without -a struggle, despite! fite- St. Clair officials' reported 1 Boast tBait- they' would "put the fixings"" t&- Blaekwood before Jackson countjrgoSt: to trial on his indictments' at Mnr- physboro. ^, ces Hill, Pauline Plater, Elizabeth Majorie Harris, Winifred Hewitt, Wham, Melba Proctor, Madelyn Scott and Mary Goodall. READY TO QUELL RIOTERS New York Prepares Against Possible Disorders With .Machine Guns ?nd Overseas'Veterans. Geo. Bowyer Sells Home on West Monroe Street » . • The home, of'Mr. and Mrs. Geoj-ge L. Bowyer has been sold to T. B. Turner of iCqulterville. The .consideration was $6,000. Turner Tvill remove his family to ''Carboijdale soon and will be ticket agent at the local passenger station: The Bowyer family expect to build at once on the lot where the former Mrs. Parthenia .Kenney house is located on West Monroe street, just west of the Bowyer place. The former Kenney property was recently -purchased by.Miss Emma Bowyer. WRITE TO SO. DAKOTA FRIENDS FOR LOWBEPT New York, Jan. -As a measure. of preparedness against, riots and serious disorders n regiment of 1,000. sharpshooters anil' four machine gun squads will lie organized by the New York Ipolice department, it was announced. •> . Approximately 400 men will be ready for action at- all times. They will wear steel helmets when on duty. The regiment will be recruited largely from men who fought overseas, 1,500 «f* whom ore Ja the de- •partment REDS DRIVEN FROM LETVIA Bolshevik! Forced to Give Up Guzyn . and Lose 2 000 Men End . ' Much IVIocty. v CopiT.liasen. Jan.'.iff.—Lei.risli troop's have captured Gnxyn. (In 1 - last town in caslcnxiLf-rvia 1 occupied by Knxsuin l)tils!i<;vikl,' :iml-liiiv(: rpaoiu-d lh« Let-' tis)i-I!iissi:in front!or iH' many placi'S, according In a Lettish cffliohvl,-report quoted m Riga advices received lierc\ Much war m,iter!al aiui 2,000 prisoners have, been captured- and fight- Ing continues along the whole front, it Is said. - .-.-•' The bolshevik! forces on the Lettish front are retreatlnj: eastward, accord- Ing to the report, and'many detachments have been .annihilated in-- recent fighting. '•. . , ...- ".: Thousands of Illinois people friends,' relatives and acquaintances,,, many of them former residents..o£tMs~- state, .now living .in South D'akofai.: That state will be the first to holA" su: presidential'preferential primary eio. March 23. Gov. Frank O. Lowdfen'^ J friends are making an aggressive cam- - ' paign in his behalf in South Dafcota. and have every reason to believe,. that with, the help of his legion- of ' frieads/^xill carry the, state for hihi-on.- -. primary day. They want every ounce- of help which Illinoisans ca:n . give, . however. If you are a friend" nf'Goir- . Lowden's and want to see him- the' • next president,, take the time to draE*. o line to,every frignd you have living-.' in South Dakota, both men and women;. . for botlT vote on the presidency-- &>• ' the primary in that state, and' urge- • them to do &U within- their power for- Gov. I/owden's candidacy between.- now and -primary day and to be sure; and vote on March 23. The result of" the'primary election in. South Dakota will have a most important bear- . ing'on the Republican presidential'^ contest. : Italian* Take $*?, U --,COO,000 Borrdfc- , : Rome," Jan. 29.— Subscriptions? t»ks the new Italian loan have" reached" ~t 00»,000,iQOO lire (nominally $4,OOO.OW,"--- 000), • according to Ifere. •'"•'• • t the newspapers-:-.--

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