The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on January 30, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Friday, January 30, 1920
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TWIN CITY MINISTERS DECLARE HENRY PARK MORAL MENACE; FEAR IMMORAL INFLUENCE 'Y Ministers of Both Towns on .Eye of Hanriouiy of Baseball Between Two Towns Launch War on Henry Baseball and Amusement Park—^Say Conditions Encourage Immorality and,Will Fight to Finish to See That Park Is Not Made Moral Menace to County —Will Take ,It to .Court—Bathers Improperly Dressed—Dances Unregulate d. Just on the verge of Carbondale and Murphysboro getting'together on the baseball proposition for the first time and working in. harmony, effort is'be- ing made and plans are,on foot by the ministers of Carbondale and Murphysboro to declare and abate the baseball park at Henry between here an Mur~ physboro as a nuisance, declaring the park a descration of the Sabbath when it is used for baseball on Sunday. Meetings were held here and at Murphysboro today on the question. It - was stated at Murphysboro this afternoon that the leadership of Rev. J. W. Merrill; of Carbondale has been joined . by Murphysboro ministers. • , To Fight It in Courts. The fight on'the proposition proni- ''•'•-•. ises to be fought to a finish. The ministers- and church people plan to take - Jhe case into the county court.and employ a lawyer wdth the determination 1 of enjoining the use of the park for .baseball purposes on Sunday. Charge Immoral Condition.- i In addition to .the objection made by the church people of -playing baseball on the Sabbath, other sensational objections to .the park as a pleasure resort have been registered by the opponents of the amusement park. They charge the conduct of young people -at- tending'the dances, the skating .rink -•and swimming pool, have'shown ex•' •-. ceedingly loose conduct. . Call"Park Moral Menace. . • The movement to forestall th.3 use , • of the park at Henry for any amusement purposes, is-to prevent a lurking danger of moral degradation, according to Rev. Merrill .'pastor of the IHu- tist church here. "We make no charges of what has been done in the past," said Rev. Merrill. "But we'do think ; that the park to be- used for Sunday amusement. purposes is a moral menace and the right thinking people of .. both Carbondale and Murphysboro must find .some means o'f meeting this ~ question. We are for any wholesome amusement, the right sort and the kind that does not violate the Sab- 'bath.". The ministers of the towns have held three meetings on the question. They say reports have come to, them of young people, who are outside of 'any city police regulation.have been very indiscreet, regardiug the woods and surrounding countryside. It has been reported,, according to ministers that young people have .not used proper style of bathing suits during the summer and' Mr. Henry is not able to-give''the park the personal supervision to keep the conduct of young people within the ; proper limit's. GIRLS WOOED THE BOYS-LEAP YEAR The Day That Comes iii Every Four Suggests Traditional Leap Year ; Mating. The Juniors of the Normal enjoyed a jolly class social at the gym last evening. • -. The affair was attended by S5 students and was in the nature of a. leap year party, each girl being requested to invite a boy.friend and to choose her partner thoughout the evening. i The bay in-Four. (Large February calendars with 29 days were displaced as effective decorations in keeping with the' occasion. The program began with the grand march headed by Miss Helen Mason and Philo Gilbert. This was followed by an automobile race in which the Moon cars won. Next came the "Leap Year Catch," -which was especially interesting. The dancing of the Virginia Reel and other old fashioned diversions cooncluded the evening's merriment.. ' Miss Gladys McDaniel and Lawrence Watson served the refreshmeutswhich consisted of punch and chicken sandwiches. ....... .... '. The entertainment committee was composed of the following.: Misses Beruice Brimn, Helen Mason, Edna Walter and JIabel McDaniel; Fred Haynes, Earl. Lavender ( and Bud Doo[en. Miss .Mae Trovillion and Miss Fay. Miller of the English department were chaperons. VAUDEVILLE IN SEVEN ACTS-ATHLETIC PAGEANT-DOLL DANCES Will be SiairfeJwi^Nornial Orchestra at Normal Auditorium Feb. Itith—Put on by Students of Normal —Boxing and Diving Contests. Seven big acts or vaudeville, with the Normal orchestra will be given at the Normal Auditorium Tuesday even ing, Feb; 10th', toy the students of the school, A play will tje given. Tommy's Wife,'2Pyramids, 3 Toyshops, pantomime. Dances will be presented by Irish dolls, sailor dolls.jumpin'g jacks rag dolls, French dolls, colonial dolls Spanish dolls, penny, dolls and jani tors. Boxing will also'be a feature, a real .'bout, is to be put on under the supervision of Coach Lodge, by two ex perieneed boxers. Also esthetic dancing, a diving contest, and an elaborate athletic pageant .including all forms of athletics. The affair is a novel entertainment and pro'mises to be unusually interesting fend amusing. Wife of Bob Sherman Alleg- .e^She Was Asked by Murphysboro Man if One of .the Men Indicted in Auto Case Should Offer Her Mbney, Would She Change Her Mind About Piishihg Aiito ITheft Cases^Says She Spurned,the Sftggest- Lops Off $25,000,000" in Estimate After Talk. With Hoover. LATTER SAYS LESS IS FOTilE Secretary Says Relief Is the Humanitarian, and Safe .Thing to Do, . ?Y en"U•_.?.. Doesn't Get ..-.. the Money Back. Mrsl 'Robt. Sherman-, writing, frpm East St. Louis, makes .the: assertion that a Murphysboro , man ; i questioned her on the subject of keeping quiet about jthe auto theft prosecutions and that .she spurned .the. suggestion .''implied/by his questioning, says the Era: Mrs. Sherman visited Murphysboro recently and called on local officers a'bout;.;her case. She .had heard that a plan' was worked out lufren she stated, whereby the auto cases were to be postponed and that Judge Ellis would-be,-rhade states attorney later, which, would result in dropping the cases.- The story, while probably told to the^ woman, is- believed-..tb : have been made ug by another person. Mrs. Sherman,, on the occasion of her visit here, was assured by the sheriff's office and the states attorney's office that the auto cases were not to : 'be delayed. The eases are set for trial at the January term, and will be heard next month. DISCARDS DEAD FAST AUK, AGGIE fIVE Team to Come to Carbondale Determined to Take the Scalp of Local .Varsity Five—Coach Lodge Says His Team Is Noi^. in Good Trim and Will Give the Farmers a Fit. . - „, .-_', ALL APPLES YOU CAN FREE REDS CAPTURE 5,000 Troops Under General Dumenko Win Two-Day Battle. County Representatives Attend S.'S. Meeting Those attending the district con-1 i vention_ o? the state Sunday, school) ^workers here yesterday were: Mrs. H. Bometz, Mrs. C. Wilson, ITiss Hazel .Bowl-by, DeSoto; Miss Lunda Carlisle, Vergennesj H .E. Love, S. Robinson, Wm. Waller, W. W. fcugh, Murphysboro; J. F. Brooks, W. I; Schwartz, Rev. Duncan MacFar- me, Carbondale; Mrs. Cora George, 1 -s. Ed Nausley, Elkville; Mrs. Ger- Bradley, Milder Robinson, Veres; C. B. Nelson, feorham; JVifrs. W. A. Rawlings, Murphysboro: U. S. FOOD ROTS AT DANZIG American Relief Body Makes Complaint to Washington Concerning . European Shipments. New Tork, .Tnn. SO.—The Ainerirun Relief administration notified the state department that thousands of packages of .food sent by persons in Arrif ica to starving- relatives and friends i south . central anil eastern Europe have ben rotting in huge piles in Dan Big since last summer. There is no. prospect, ,it added o the goods.reaching their destinations Cable advices said that the loss o food and 'money would total "hundred of thousands of dollars.", In reporting the matter to the'stat department, the-relief administration pointed out that it had warned agains shipment of food to Europe because o .the lack of warehouse space and dis trJbuting facilities there. .. .' WaMhln.trroii,- .j.-ni. :',('). — -Si-.-ri-ftirv 'I'reasurur Ol:iss cunsenti'il tn :i .rivl* tiou -of the- .-unuiint in the Kuniin-.-ir ri-lk-f bill from *ir;ri.i)i)iu,X!U 'io Si^.l.- 1100,000. lint insisti-il ilini in cur i' ; Fierce Fighting Continues'in the Lower r^ort Regi.oi' ... "for" Others. Interest on U. S. Loans to European Countries Now Amounts to 3325,000,000. 'Washington, Jan. "O.-yAecruotl in'. terest on loans In Kiiropi'jin ruunfrii's totals approximately .$&in,(100,000. ;u-- cordjng to a tnhle suhinttted to t!i« house ways- and menus committee by the treasury, deparfiiient, v.-liich plans to .defer, collection for' a. fc->v yu:irs pending reconstruction. • Great Britain owes the most inter; est, $144;440,837.. Interest owed by other countries is: : France, $94,021.'749.; Italy, ^54,250,589-; Russia. • SlOr ^2,662 j Belgiujn, $11,465,278; Czecho- 'Slovakia, Sl.Gefi'.OSS;'. Serlna, .$917,269-; Houmania. .<«09,S73,''nni Liberia, -?b-!S. VENUS .TRYfNG TO TALK? Smithsonian Observatory Expert Elim inates Mare—Says No Living • Creature on That Planet. • ' Washington, .Tnn. *30.—If wireless messages are being received on the earth from ft>rne other planet, ns suggested by William Marconi, it is not Mars .sending the signals, but most probably Venus, snys Dr. C. B. Abbot! director of the Smithsonian asti-o- ptiyslcal' observatory find, assistant secretary of the Smithsonian institute. Doctnr Abbot makes DO claim that tlio ni.v ,'<.I-K>U.S \s-ireloss .sitriifils do oome from another plnno-t. but snys .if they-Op Mars i-. eliminated.ns a'pos-' sibility'-bec-auso known > rnndicions on that planet probably \vm.ilrl not: permit the existence-.of iiny'form of living creature. . llr. Glass inlil the hiiu.-:.. \s-nys :i-»i liiiMlls v.-oiiiiiiiii,.,. ] le h:nl '.!!.<(.,'....,.,' ivith' Mei-liert Hoover the s:i^-v!; ::: lii.'it i!ie iiiinuinr -should be'cnr :-i '"> : ,- iiC!0.0(Ki. «-hi:;!i : ,re the p,- ; ,!ii. s ',„'': !ie ••I !h(! Uriiin ccniui-iitioii. . •'.llr. I-Inovu!- i-oiilirnieil my <ip ! ni<>ii liiat. .«(J,000,'XIO w-iiiil.l'd,, im,n. l, : in ;i th.-in coo..] :iiid. \vunid not ivliyvc th- sitiiiitinn,' 1 Mr. OUiss s»id. Hoover Agrees to Cut. "We concluded, however, thnr iiii- •?ir,O.OCO.imo iniRht be p;ired to SI".-, - DOO.OOl). This Is not. as you kmm-. .-,„ additional appropriation.' but will (-'pine out of- I'uni's already on hand »n the srniiii corporation. . "Those who liavp cnim- to my office tn depict conditions in Kurope 'liter.'il- ly horrified :ue with' their recital* They tell -me that men, women and cbildren are dying »,y tbousands. . "Cfne gentleman told me that witli!'i two. squares, 'in one of : the ; Austria:] cities, lie counted 37 dead 'bodies ly- ins on the streets unhurterl ; tlmr tije oliildren who survive are gro'wiii!; up. deformed. , .May Loss Some of It. "We shall hopt? in K er some of ir .back, but shall not lie disappointed if we don't get it back-.- dit-ectly. '. Jf.-. noovef fliinK-s some of the n-hich we shall receive will bi. nil will he "slow,, some will Ix^'had some worthless." rnian Davis, assistant si'civrrry of -the' treasury., told .the 'poinwiift.-e that, the British sovenimeni l-ad agreei.l to furnish nil (lie fnmui:.'" available for the trnnsportalion of tiir- "ood from tlie United States or to pay 'or It. Mr. Davis said that the fivMi'- >n $110.0no.OOO worth of food would >e about $.30,000,000. London, Jan. 80.—Russian soviet cavalry commanded by General Dumenko, has forced' the rivets in the Maiiych valley of the lower Don region and captured 5,000 prisoners after a two-day battle, the red forces then continuing to advance, says a bolshe- vik communication. Further eastward along the' same rivers the fiercest, fighting is proceeding against another force, the statement adds. . ,• ' Admiral Kolchak's surrender to Siberian revolutionists was authorized by General Janiu of the Czechq-SIovnk army, who was placed in command of aO allied troops west of Irkutsk on January -10 by Kolchak's order, says a Harbin dispatch to the* Daily Mail. A profound sensation was caused throughout the far East by the report that Kolchak had given up, says the message, which was filed at Harbin-on Monday, and -one Russian general lias challenged ^General Janin to a." dual, while officers under the command of General Semenoff hav* formed a leagne, the slogan of which is: "Have Tallin's blood!" General Janin's explanation is awaited, but it is known that Czech reports on the situation at Irkutsk,.which were telegraphed to General jnnin at Terkh- dinsy induced him to consent to Kol- chakTi surrender. ' The Czechs claim the choice lay between surrendering one man and a conflict in which they were to be annihilated completely. iThe Arkansas Aggies-are coming all set to take the Normal basket .ball team to a good cleaning. They are playing a game like'a .-whirlwind, according' to reports from, teams they have played on their tour through the middle west. The team is to play the Normal five at the .Normal'gym "here next Monday. -" - :., The Aggies have been to Carbondale Before and they are known to be a ;eam which .has no mercies.- They fight to a finish, the husky agricultural students. Want Game With St. Louis U. 'The Normal team has not really played a game this season an which Coach Lodge has /been satisfied, the team did its -best' At the game at Cape Girardeau, which '-the ' Normal team lost, its poor offensive work lost the game.' But even at that Coach Lodge in comparing the scores of the Cape .team .against St. Louis'UniVersity feels certain the Normal boys could trounce the .St. .Louisians. He tried to get a game with St.. Louis University, .but the team was full to its schedule. If this game could be arranged it .would: one o'f : the./best' attended games ever played on the local arena, especially with the Normal chances of .winning,' the dope. "I have discarded all. the'dead wood, the fellows who'liave not been putting the punch and pep in the team," said Coach Lodge and now I believe we have a team in good trim 'and on its toes." • . T.^e .inost delicious, appetizing, ap ples. to touch one's, lips wiU^bea jbute'd to those" attending''-tlie-' :farmers' .institute her : e 'RS- ' and. 20th. As precious as'.i pies will be given* away/'gris,free.- of'charge and: without cost;", Canivo» imagine it. The truth just .the.'"Ba£e.. ,A large, number of farmers 'wlio pos— sessed;an unusual yision'rwben-.itfcpBe-r to~ doing ,things- .to toost th ; e"gaeiBeBB-,- ol the meeting donated tl«ese ap-— - ples^-more than-60 barrels. , .. ; ' This isn't ail.SomethiiTg els'4 &OTC de^' ; - licious, perhaps., Three barreis of fancy '' peaches, now . frozen in ice- blocks at Murphysboro- at .the Anohoir Ice and Packing Co^, will be'ate 5 in- - 25 V 000 Hear Pershing Speak ' San Dieso. Cal.. Jan. 30.—Gen. John .T. Pershmsr, on a tour .of inspection of army posts iinf] C a mp s, addressed a wowd estimated jit ">5 00" He highly praised California soldiers in the A. B. F. and reiterated his plan for universal. srtJJtary i rainiag! th( ^g h empnasizmg the assertion .that he was opposed to a nrtlitoristlc policy «f government. MINE COAL BEYOND NORMAL lituminous Pits in Pennsylvania Reach High Mark During January. Philadelphia, .Tnn. SO.—Proilaction'of nthracite cor.t in Pennsylvania in 1919 was the "lowest in seven years .There were rained' 86,200,000 tons compared with 98,820,000 tons iri 1918. Bituminous cqal production reached 'the lowest level since 1915, with 458,063,000 tons, nearly 21,000 000 tons less than. last year. • The soft coal mines m'the first week of January reached normal for the first time since the miners returned to work after the strike agreement Production was 10T per cent of normal. . U. S. NAVAL FLYER KILLED Lieut. B.V...Eekhout Fatally Hurt , • While Flying Over (Station at Guantanamo Bay. On "Board 'u. S. S. Pennsylvania, Off Guantanamo, .Tan. 30.—L'ieut. Bernard. Vanderbi'lt Eekbont was fatally injured while flying^, over the navat station at Guantannm'o bay. His plane a single-seater Nieuport, was wrecked! He was alive when taken from the wreckage to the hospital ship Solace, where he died. Admiral Henry B. Wilson, commanding the Atlantic 'fleet witnessed, the accident. Lieutenant Eekhout was graduated from the naval academy in June, 1017, and was assigned to aviation duty on board the battleship Nevada. His Mother, Mrs John B. Morton, lives on Staten Island' New York. - ! Was III Short Time With Pnedmonia •—Leaves Wife and Children Son of Chas. Butchehr. . Allison Butcher, .aged 26 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas'. Butcher, of this city, died here this morning about U o'clock. He. has been 'ill' about a week with pneumonia.' ' Young 'Butcher was reared in Oar- Jbondale and. had made his home "here. Recently,, however, he , had been . in- Florida, returning about a week ago. -He'was engaged in the carpenter's trade, here with his father, Chas. Butcher. . He is survived by a wife and two children, his.parents, : Mr. and Mrs, Chas.. Butcher, and sister''Miss Edna. , -The funeral service will-be held at the 1 home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas; Butcher Sunday afternoon 'at 2 o'clock by Rev. 'L. -M. Lyerle; Burial at Oakland. . ' ' stitute. The ice company, has- kept, these peaches in storage free for the- institute. The peaches w.ere donated by three of Southern Illinois' forniost peach raiisers. A. G. Hardy/" thV'nwnv. who became famous all over,the 'cbutf---- try by raising $15,000 worth of'peaches''": off of tea acres, gave one T)a'rrei'. Altl' Lamer,, one barrel and J.' E. ; Venerable the other barrel. '.' " Apples and frozen, peaches arn't ail;. A .barrel of apple cider., The cider .win-., be of the. temper and .purity as the • essence of a beautiful, blushing-red«p- pie, given man as a fruit o'f nature's •• most.' coveted 'bounties. A barrel at' sweet apple cider'has 'been arranged-' for by H. G. Easterly and E.R.AHen-' of Carbondaje^ , . Those'giving a barrel or more of ap-~ pies are: , :'....••,J. M. : Etherton, Carbondale. t. R. Allen, Carbpndale. ..'.-. C. F. East, Dongola.' W. P. Schuey, Creal Springs.. '.'.';"! Z. Leyerla, Alto Pass. .. \'..: H. E. Allen,. Carbondale. ' •:•:•-• Mitchell.Ferrill, Marion. .j : .-. Paul Trtovillion, Pope County. .,...' Hal Trovillion, Herrin. - • ••. R. F. Galbraith, Villa Ridge. ' SB. L. Wiley, Makanda, • J. E. Venerable, Cobden. J. W. Healon, New Eurnside". ' H. L. Graeff, Murphysboro. . L ( M. Smith, Ozark. • ' : ' .1. P.Gilbert, Carbondale. ' .: ' H. G. -Easterly, Carbonaale. F. B. Hines, Carbondale. Loomis Brothers, Maltanda. .The peaches.'were given by Ethai;ton Pomon'af'an.'j Jr J. K(3l^, Alto Pass. If any one who has given apples or peaches for the institute..and ds -not on this list, he is requested to report to Prof. J. P. Gilbert, of this city, that a record may be made of it. Lowest in, French History, Even FoJ- . lowing the Franco-Prussian War. and Commune.. Paris, Jan. 30—Never in the history of France, even after the Fracco-Prus- siari-war and In iSs days of the com- muae, has the franc reached such a low mart of depreciation. Dollars' were quoted,at 13.409 and .the pound sterling;47.205; • ' ., ITALY RATL-:SrrflKE TO END Workers and Cabinet R eac h Agree. ment on. All Principal Points " . . - at Issue: London. ,T:m. «6.-An afjreomont on all the .iidiu'lpiii ]-io! llfs at issm» h-is been rcHohed hcrween UK- Iralhur c-ibi- net iiiK.I i lie iwi.Ipi-s nr tin- sti'ikine Mil- WH.V.inon, a.^-Mnliii-r r ,, ..,.<>„,,..,, _ N -^ V<! tlisp:itclr from Home m ,,i n . y^tmtlnv's date'. - ' expected tluif:. ihr."strikoi-s will returri to \vr.u-k jni:ncil!::i-(..|v. DEBS' SPEECH y IN TRIAlf "Revolutionist;' Utterances Read at ( New York Sccr«list Hearing at Alb»ny. Albany, X. Y., J«n. 30.—Eugene V. Debs' ".last speech bpfnro his voice- was silenced" hy a penitentiary sentence-of ten years for,Violating-HIP PS-.. . pionage act was reart into tlie^ recon'jD at the trial of .the-ft«-e suspended Socialist assemblymen b-in- fried'by tho- assembly judiciary Committee oiix charges of disloyalty. . - -In his speeolvmade before Soeialisls-- in Cleveland last March, Debs, doclar-. Ing-he spoke "ns.'a..sociii]isi,, a revolutionist and n'-'bo.'slie'vlst." prmVed-I*- • nine,; mid Troizky "as .the greatest statesmen- in- the ..modern \wrltl" 'ih'i-' expressed defiance of ;-li,- r inv.-s of this . country and lhe.'Supr«iii<; court:. 'OJie- speoch was distributed in pamphlet form'by .."'tin: city. conimfuri> ,,f th~ Socialist party .of .ttri-itl<>r ->!e-.v Yorto''' according to the prosecinHm. ' / MANY STRIKJSJN ARGENTINE Twenty-Five U. S. Motor Cars to Be Armed for Emergency, Is Report. . ' F. HISTORIAN (% DEAD Prof. Robert M. Johnson Succumbs to Illness Aggravated by Two Years' Service in France. Oambridge, Mnss.. Jan.' 30.—p r0 f Robert-..Matteson Johnston, .who was the chief historian of. the American expeditionary force, died of an illness aggravated bj two years' service in Franc*., He was an authority on mili-' tary affairs, and only recently completed a series of lectures before the'seD- •OBBI 'staff 'at W'ffshinBton. . Bllenos A 'ws, .Tnn. -SO.— Argentina has been 1be sce.o of n urae ro,,s^k e t in the last few months, Jn gei ,' eral these arc attributed to the ]> ish cnst of livng, pni'ticulai-ly prohibitive rents for. poor families. .One. economist d™ ciares. that wages -here are : C6 per cent hiKlicr than in Knjrland/while the cost "1 living is S:-V per cent greater. '. ,Xwplve thousand einplpyoc's' in various trades, including; shipyard workers, .and .harbor workers, have : been r on- strike .in,.,?uen'ps Aires, Thero have- been predictions of a general'strike in.- thts. city, and the police hivie niad«- prepnrations to den-1 with vioTenoe if Is reported that 25 motorcars;fltteS-ft»r machine guns have been the ^'United RtnfeK:

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