The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on January 31, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Carbondale—"Athens of Egypt." VOIATME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, JAN. 31,1920! NUMBER SSL. HOW. CAN YOU DO IT NORMAL TROUNCE SPARKS COLLEGE FIVE 26 TO 23 Wonder How Carboridale Is Going to Take Care of thfe Thousands Here For the Farmers'-Jnstitute,.. Says, Report of Co'unty Adviser Thomas. Returning from attending the state meeting ofc'ounty farm bureau advisers at Chainpaijgn this week, Jackson County Farm Adviser Thomas, reports a marked .Interest''and enthusiasm among all the; advisers in the state in the state farmers' .meeting; It was unanimously declai-ed 'that everyone; • -would attend the State Farmers' Institute to be held' here Feb. 18,19;and.20', tion. as far as county advisers in the statfe •were concerned., The" question'they all' put/up to Thomas frb'm this county was how are you .going" to' take care of 'that big crowd. "The crowd attending that institute -will swamp Carbondale,". they said. •'• "With this word corning to Carbondale from the advisers, "How ;can Carbondale take care of tbp.^people at the Institute," stirs a reeved effort to extend the arrangements to take care of the visitors. The'homes in Carbondale will, have to be opened to the visitors, and 'thus far considerable arrangements have been made, but .fur ther effort is necessary. Those, who in any way can assist in giving Carbondale's visitors lodging and make them feel that they are Carbondale's guests, get in touch, wth Prof. J. P. Gilbert. It has been suggested since 1 Carbondale and Jackson county are the hostesses to the farmers as many as possible arrange to go. to their homes in the evening to-make room lor the visitors. Normal:Five Takes Measure of Reputed Fast Sparks College .Quintet First Tim&—Won Against Heavier Team by Speed. and Fast Team Work- Normal Recovers From Bad Start First of Season. For the first-time in 'the history of the school, the Normal defeated Hie strong Sparks College team of Sherby- ville at the Normal Gym last night in the : :.most exciting game', of the season with-a score of 26 to 23. Collegians Have .Reputation: The Collegians, with a reputation of Central Illinois Champs, .were clean players and exhibited skill in propor- Locals Go "Good. The.local players were going good at handling • .the ball and exceptional team work. They were not bested by the reputed superiority 'of their opponents, outplaying a finish: . -The Shelbyville team far outclassed the Normal' squad in physique, -the .center being 6 ft. 4 in. in height." Brooks *made 6 baskets and 4 free throws. Rude made 3 baskets,and Doolen made 2 baskets. Lineup. Clyde Brooks, F. , Bill Rude, F. ' Bryan Dooleu, C. Ed Carter, G. Dewitt Roberson, .G. Subs—.Ted Carson and Merritt Alien: FORGES S20 CHECK ON HERE ON SAMfi. HILL BACK HENRY BALL PARK van Attempts to Fay For Clothes ; With Bogus Paper—Writ- if ing of Check Shb^s Work -:of Novice^—Oaye'N:ame;as s- Joe Duke From! Memphis, - Tenn.—Is Jailed. , :, marked that ,the replies" seemed to be "mostly from a bunch of bolshevists/ which prompted Mr. Blakslee to say. that in his opinion the situation was extremely serious. - • / . v Inability, to obtain farm labor .was another complaint'of the farmers,' asserting that the shortage of farm, labor was "causing great antagonism on the part..of ..tlie producer toward the' city dwellers;" .. - . , • The report said that the great demand in the,cities for labor with high pay and short hours is. driving-' the farm hired help and the farmers' boys and girls to the city. Parcel Post Extension. ' • "The high cost of ""wearing, apparel, of staples not produced on the farm, of farm implements and fertilizers, ail of which, seem to have filled the farmer's mind with discouragement and resentment, is certain to : result in the curtailment of food production," the report said. ~ Extension of the rural parcel post service to riiake it easier for the farm- .er to sell his products direct to the city consumer was advocated by Mr Blakslee as one step toward correcting the condition indicated". HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS MEET Jackson County Association to Have Meeting at M .T. H. S. on Saturday, Fob. 7—Home Economics Class to Prepare Light Lunch. A meeting of the Jackson County High School Teachers' Association will be held at the M.T.H.S. building ill Murphysboro on Saturday, Feb. .7, beginning art 10- o'clock in 'the morning. The sessions will be held in the music room in the forenoon a-nd afternoon. The following is the program: . i • '10:00-1'0:30. Music, M. T. H. S. 2. Discussion, H. Carl Gregg. 3. General Discussion. Girls Quartet. . " • <• Organization, a few 'by-laws: 10:30-11:15. High School Problems; 1. "L,. W. Brown. 11:15-12:00. High School Courses- Reforms. 1." ,Supt. A. R, Boone. '2. Miss Anna Taggart. 12:00-12:30. Lighib Noon Day Lunch by M. T. H. S. Home Economics Class. ' 12:30-1:00. High School Section of '.County Teachers Institute; its' needs and plans. H. N. Cupp and E. 'L. Blake. 1:00-1:30. Field an'd Basket Ball Tournament,'Supt. Otto Aken. General discussion by committees k and others. . . 1:30-2:00. High School Text Books, What is wanted by teachers of conn- y? Principal io£ !eacli high' school tehould be able to discuss this- topic or appoint one of his teachers to add a (Jew remarks. Otto Aken, County Snpfc M.-N". Todd, Chairman. Ford Breaks Off Telephone Pole "Will McDaniel, driving the Claude Fox coupe, this, morning, struck a telephone pole at Main and Popular i streets shortly before noon today. The steering gears of the car became cramped and. the car wheeled short and ran into the pole. The pole being rotten 'was broken off. McDaniels escaped injury and *Jie auto was slightly damaged. 6. 0. P. WON'T BUDGE Democrats Edit Treaty Parley on Peace Pact. U.S. FARMERS' PLIGHT !• ) • Senate Post Office Committee •^ Told of Condition Called Serious. . TILLERS OF SOIL MAY STRIKE Yank War Hero Stricken With Ap pendicitis and Hurries to His Mountain Home. "Worcester. Mass., .Tan. 81.—Ser^t. Alvin O_. York. America's greatest individual war hero, \vlio is tourinpr the United States in behalf of the Alvin. C. York foundation to shirt and mtiin- tnin a school in Ilio mountain section of the South, was forced to cnnc-cl his tour indefinitely owing to an attack of appendicitis. He. was stricken after liis lecture in Boston Tuesday uiglit, but spoke. at the Rotary luncheon here. Sergeant York, refused to submit to an operation here, and on ten minutes' notice be packed his grip and left for New York on .liis way back Seutli. Declare Work Too Hard and " Return Too Small—Complain of . -Mass, Comfort ami High, Wages of the City Dwellers. 'Washington, Jan, 31.—Decreased farm production next year and a consequent increase in the cost of, due to dissatisfaction of farmers, was predicted' before tlie senate post office committee by. Janies I. Blakslee, fourth assistant postmaster.general. More than 40.U.OO answers to liOU.OOO questionnaires sent to farmers, he said, indicate u condition "disquieting; nnd portentious' of disastrous consequences.' A report, summarizing the contents of the fiiriutii's 1 ' u>iswers,' prepared by George'L. Wiioij.'isupei-iiit.cmlui?! o( the division of rural mails, was -ruad' Uy ill-. BlaUsli'i;. Burden of Complaint. • AssrViing .hiit tin' niniiL-rs wure tirud ot" i-O'-eivinj; iow returns tor};. hard p'.;rk»ls til mil while city dwellers lived in "wise :ind comfort with liiyli \va;.-es':ind short hum's," >ht report s:iid that n-plies rutuived indicated lliiit. hundreds of fanners I'.ai' rtvnlvi'i: eilliev to unit tile fsinn entirely or giviitlv (U-i-n.'jtsi 1 production. Comphiini \\;ts r/.;:<k: in a nuijnrii; of i lie replies, the n.'i'urt'.said, ol 1 ill iiigh prict-s p:i;d !>y i-i»!isim«;rs as can: pared with I ho l" v -' ivtiirn. to tin. farniKf, iiulicniinir nil entirely ili porlioimU: r.rotit 1'or the mUUllem u jlaiiy Varmers, the report said, drevi comparisons between "tiie hours o hiho)' reniiireil o| the farmer anil lib i'limpufiKMiicii with those of the urban ile i,i' which the fariner bitterly com plains, «eulns; forth the soft and luxurious living of i.he latter as com-. Walk Out of Conference When Republicans Refuse to Accept Taft , . j ..- . ~ . ^Reservation. .— < • ^ Washington, Jan. 31.—The unofflcia bipartisan negotiations on reservation: to the peace treaty suddenly came ti an end when the Democratic senators failing in a last attempt to obtain i compromise on article 10. walked ou of the conference and announced they vyonld seek some other method of ob taining ratification. The final break came when Senate Lodge of' Massachusetts, the' Repub Mean leader, refused to accept a res ervation to article 10 drafted by for mer President Taft and presented t the bipartisan conference by the Demo crats. After' .consultation with his party ssociates, Senator Hitchcock an ounced that notice would be given i he senate that, on February 10 h vonld move to take the treaty up fo ebate. Opinion among senators wa divided as\o whether the motion coul ecure a majority. The Taft reservation as presented o the bipartisan committee by Sena- or Hitchcock and rejected byttfe Republicans is as follows: • , "The^United States declines to as-, sume any legal or binding obligation to preserve tlie territorial integrity or po- itical independence of any country un- Uer the provisions of article 10, or to employ the military or naval forces of the United States under any article of the treaty for any purpose;' but the congress, which under the Constitution, hns the sole power in the prem- ses, will consider and decide what moral obligation, if any, under the circumstances of any particular case, i-hen it arises, should move the United States, in the interest of world peace nnd justice, to take action therein, and will provide accordingly." Arrested on a charge.of forging; a TO pheck on S; G. : Hill and.the Hill reduce Co., Joseph Duke, aged 16 ears 1 ,.giving his address as Memphis, 'us' taken to the county jail.'last Harmony pin Bkseball Park Prevails^—Carbondale Is fe- sued iOO Sliare§;iii50aJ Worth 6f Stock at Meeting of Officials at Murphysboro Last Night—Three ' reciters^oih;^ in i2ark^Plaii> Exterisi ons For Activity. The youth secured possession of a irst National Bank blank check and n it wrote to "self itwenty dollars.", igning Hill 'Produce Co., Sam Hill, er., An attempt was made to cash he check 'U'ith Alonzo English, after Diike made purchases and desiring o-'pay for them, presented the bogus heck to English. .Examination of the heck; revealed it to be -the work of . novice, being made out incorrectly bp_a lawful check. .The youth was .ujestibned J by English, inquiring or not he worked for Hill judge. The fneri • :ire ' Tliqinns" >]' Batchelor, Al.bCTt C. P.atchelor, .lamps H. Parker and Dan Trknlja. 'all'Chi 1 cagoans; '' . . . OPINES CAMEL HAS WET' ROAD <Carbondal|B !has been Sseued-' •shares in the Twin .City baseball", park. This takes in $1500 worth; oC." stock at $15 a share. .'• ...-• The get together meeting joi* the- park was held ' at Murphysboro last 'night. The^closest harmony prevailed;; Congressman Sab : Illinois tei House National'Prohibition Cannot Be' Enforced: •' and what .he did at '-the store. Duke tated he worked on the floor. "In irder that there may be no dotfbt as di-tbe validity of the check I shall call Mir. Hill," English suggested. To ;his 'the youth obpected, saying :here is no use of all that trouble, .he cheek is good and I'll pay for these clothes in the morning anyhow. This confirmed English's suspicion and in :alling Hill, discovered the check was a forged paper. Duke was arrested by Officer Clark, the check being identified as the one le attempted to pass. The Tboy was taken to the county jail by Officer Clark and placed there .last night to. avjait legal procedure. A nctitiou's name was signed 'io the check, not Duke. - Washington. Jnn. HI-.—Enl'orreinen' of national'prohibition will not he piis- slble, Representative Jjuliiilh of lllinoif declared in the house. Mr) Sr.lmth figured in nri attempt to' eliminate fi'bui the deficiency appropriation' bill an item of ¥1,000,000 for the employment of guards for. bonded liquor warehouses. "I do not believe Hie government will be able .to enforce this prohibition law," said Representative gnbath. "Before we get flirmigli it will cost four or five millions-a yew'i-tn attempt to enforce it. You can't enforce it lie- use the people? of the United States are. opposed to it. 1 ' CAPTAIN DETZER IS FREED Local Carpenters' Social Last Night An entertainment, with commendable program, luncheon and social was given last night by the Carpenters' Local No. $41 at the Modern Woodman Hall. ' , The following program was rendered: ' ' Invocation—Rev. A. C. Geyer. Address of Welcome—John R. Louden. Violin solo—Cha.Tles Borger. Talk—Rev. Geyt v r.. Recitation—Miss Wanda Young. Piano solo—Miss Lena Brewer. Address, "Community Welfare"— Prof. J. P. Gilbert Piano solo—Miss Wanda Young. (Short talk—Capt. E. J. Ingersoll. The program was followed by a luncheon consisting of sandwiches, pickles, coffee, ice'cream, nd cake. Old fashioned games and a general good time kept the guegts until an early morning hour! Officer, Court-Martialed, Found Not Guilty of Abusing Soldier Prisoners in France. . New York, Jan. 31. — Captain Karl W. Detzer. of Fort Wayne, Ind., who was court-martialed on - charges o£ •brutal "treatment • ro" -soitTief 'prisoners' at tlie Le Mans embarkation center in' France, was found not guilty and will be restored to duty at once. Official announcement of the verdict on the part of those representing towns. The committees from here met-- . with .the official? of the baseball park:. corporation, who witEout further discussion issued Carbondale 100.. shares-" : , in the • park. . The $.1500 worth: oi '. r- .shares were sold, to local person^,. com;- , ditionallyythat. the two towns could, get together in a friendly way. This was:.- ' done . and now those subscribing .•.to* .the shares are stockholders -ori> the- baseball park. ••-•.•; ••••'• Three Local Directors: "' " • ' ' " It. was decided to give CarboridaTe." ' three directors, there being nine directors in all, ithree to each' 100 shares- . .As the stock now stands Carbon-;-.. dale holds 100 shares and Murphysr- boro 200 shares. The shares for Car — bondale will be issued and the othes • 200 shares "remain as they are. Ray- - mond Hagler, an official of the baseball' park corporation, stated Carbcnd&lfi- was more than welcome , to become- part owners in the park and as far as he. was concerned, Carbpndale,. could*-' own half the shares,but even with Car— bondale holding a third of the stock. - j:he> J>est of harmony would exist between the towns'. "On both side's: 'was'--' expressed a satisfaction thai, Carlion- - _ dale and Murphysboi-o had taken up- the proposition and were working. In* made 'at headquarters of the" unison, which would create a new spir- " eastwn department, Governor's Ts- J.-.-.U". BIG CHICAGO FIRMS CITED Strike, of 1,200 Freight Handlers Caus/y Rerouting to New York oY.United States Vessel, Boston. .Tun. 31.—Diversion to other ports of steamships bound here was begun because of freight handlers. ttfBi, strike of 1.200 dock space v$th pared with the hard and bare living of the farmer who is ao longer willing to toil nnd produce for the striker, the profiteer and the short-hour, high- wage man.", A 'meniu'or -of -the committee- -re- Six Wholesale Grocers, Including Seventeen Individuals, Indicted for Alleged Sugar Profiteering. Chicago, .T;in. PJ.—S|x wholesale grocers, including seventeen individuals, were indie-ted here by tlie federal grand jury f"r alleged'-supNir profiteering. This makes a total of 24 officials and : representatives of wholesale grocery concerns who have been indicted to date. About 20 more cases are pending and will be presented to the new federal grand Jury next Tuesday when it is sworn in, according to Assistant United States District Attorney- Milroy, in charge of the prosecution^ These men are nil a part of. the 38 arrested ten weeks ago. when gov- i eminent officials started out to stop .the profiteering on~ scant :ind whnrves pJIed high cumulating freight, the shipping heart steamer, National Bridge, \vns ordered by wireless to'bring her cargo from Chilean ports to New York, instead of Boston. .Fifteen other vessels are due wit! a few diiys, and most of them may l>6 similarly diverted. The Freight Handlers' union com), tere.d with a message to uffiliareq/ unions in New York, Baltimore and other ports, announcing "strike on in Boston; look out for. diverted ships."' SOVIET, DEALS IN U. S. Senate Gets List of Firms With . Russ Contrasts. it for extension of other interests of" mutual benefits to both Jackson countv- towns. Martens Tells Committee How He Received Funds From Moscow— Many Couriers-Shot. Washington, Jan. 31.—An offer to present to the, senate committee investigating bolshevik propaganda in the United -States "true copies" of all communications between himself and tlie Russian soviet government, was made by Ludwig C. A. K. Martens, bolshevik representative in this country. 'I want to take up with you the matter of the list of 941-odd American business, concerns with which Martens said soviet Russia could transact business," said the chairman. "We asked for a list of these concerns wli'ich have, contracts with Mr. Martens, and for 1 the amounts and commodities involved."- Jt'ornier Senator Hardwick-of Georgia, Martens' attorney, then presented a statement of contracts,. showing eight COACH LOAD OF BEPei- TEES PASSED THROUGi WAY OUT OF U, S, Coach Barra'd at Windows—Passes-- Through'Here on No. 1—Consisted of Mexicans, Reds, Agitators: and!' Other. Undesirable Citizens—Part of: U. S. Rounding Up Program. Evidencing the' determination whJcbr the United States is rounding up ti,e- undesirable Reds, degenerates an*: other worthless citizens and. foreigners,. a coach load of deportees passed" through here yesterday at i:SO< en* No. 1 passenger train, going south,.' where they will be sent out of this-country. Most of the deportees consisted of" Mexicans and 'Chinese. They consist- ed of criminals, those who had ente/-. Items, the largest •& contract for $4,- ed the country illegally, agitators and./ YEGGS GET ANOTHER CHANCE Indiana Supreme Court Reverses Lake County Court's Death Sentence of Four Bandits. Indianapolis,. .Tun. 31..—The Indiana supreme court, reversed" the decision of the Lake county criminal court sentencing to dcnth the four hnmlits who killed'the .cashier in the Tollcs ton bank robbery last year, and ordered a new trial.. ^ The reversal was. made by the'sn- preme. court whfin it held thru the Lake county.eriminal .court was in error in refusing to let the defendants withdraw their plea of guilty arid en- .ter-a. .plea of not .'guilty after the;.; had, been ^entri'c".-.' 1 . to ileatli .by t!:i. 500,000 worth of printing'jpresses. All of the contracts, Martens ' explained, x^eria conditional upon -.the state . department issuing export licenses to the firms nientione'd. Questioned as to !iow he received his funds, Martens said couriers were sent from Moscow "several times a month." ' . "Were they interrupted often?" chairman asked. . . ^ 'Several were caught-and''shot in Finland," the witness said, "and others were captured, in Germany." Senator JBi-aridege'e asked liow many couriers had boon sent. After some hesitation,-.Martens said about 20 hud started from Moscow, and ten had reached him. , > Martens refused to tell how the cou- r'-irs pas'ed cr.stnr.isOl!!-." 1 !, <"•' ti> jiive the names of the couriers sent to htm, or liy him, to Russia. 'He said, however, that so far as he knew, none.'was an American citizen-. • A total of $150.000 had reached him. Martens said, adding that he fixed his own salary, but not stating the amount. . "Were you'limited'in any way as to the use of your funds?" Chairman Moses^asked. .. "It was left to my judgment,'?,Martens answered, "except that I was not to.spenj it on any'party' bic factioni'or "' •"•• ' "'"' : '"• '* undesirables They were rounded up:-' by U S. Labor and Justice Depart- - ments. U. 'S. Agent 1 L. M. Russell was.-. in charge of the deportees, assisted" by a number of Department of Justice- officials.. The coach in, which they were riding was barred at the windows -•.to prevent any danger of the prison- - ers escaping. They were rounded ny, • from all parts ot the country. PROPOSED FUND CUT DOWfiB" Republican P/!embers of House Can*— mittee Agree to $50,000,000 for Starving Europeans. Wasliingli.'ii, .Tnn.. 31. — Republican- •• mer.ihers of the liou'se ways nnd me-.uis" committee agreed to favor legislation- siiithoris'.iiig '.tin; treasury to extend iidditionaV credits of . $00,000,000 to Vertain Kniv.-peon countries for foo<\? relief.. The countries to benefit v/'il'-",' be decided on at a Inter meeting dt:"' flic majority members of the commit--tee.. Poland, Armenia and Austriai- were included in the original proposal .of Secretary. Glass. ,fbr .credits-- • (if iop.OpO.OOO, later reduced by jjim-^ ' ' ''''''"' '' '$12b,0<k»,OOJ).

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