The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 14, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Saturday, February 14, 1920
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UNiVEBSlfr I ^IJF^ T\ A IT \7 ME UAILY Carbondale—"Athens M Egypt." VOLUME 17. SJARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, FEB. 14,1920. IOC Lift Flu Ban With Present Decrease In Number New Cases All Public Gathering Places Open Again Monday Morning Unless Unexpected Increase-Today's Reports , . Encouraging Unless there is an unexpected increase in the number of new cases of flu and pneumonia today and. tomorrow the ham on public gatherings in Carbondale will be lifted > Monday morning, «• ^^ announced by the: Mayor this afternoon. '-. The falling 6ft in the number ot .. new cases- reported in -the last few. .Mays 'has been encouraging and every ""indication points to the certainty of the lid "being lifted Monday. Should there be a marked increase \ In toe number of cases after today or tomorrW, everything -will be kept \ closed until the danger is over, Mayor Krysher stated this afternoon. Of course he added that no such an increase was expected, but asserted this •was. the position of-the-city in the healih. crisis. . "Within the-, last few days, since the closing of things here, • the situation has been, subjected to a better analysis, made-possible by,a - more complete report in the-number of -cases by the physicians .. Previously, however, a few of the physicians and • people were careless -about .reporting 1 cases. • . Sunday coming with. • the ban "on hundreds of church and Sunday -school people -will be kept at ;iome.' No arrangements , { have been made to open tne churches until the city issues the proper authority: ., ... Statements have bee'n made by'citi- zens that the city officials could not lift the ban, it being necessary for the state board of health to do this. On. the other h*nd ffie local officials may re-open public gathering places as soon as they deem it consistent with the welfare of the people. •Rev. Merrill's Statements. Rev. J. W. Merrill .of the health• board here, makes thejollowing statements today regarding the situation here: • "' The flu .situation has sre'i'.ly proved withil the last few -Jay?. This morning it'was ;mposstble -to s^t any reports of any new cases. Tha ..'oc*ors all report con-ifrlerable improvement The city contemplated such a situation and therefore when they mot last night authorized the mayor and chairman o£ the board o£ health to raise the ban onr'public gatherings to he effective Monday morning. .. The school will therefore open as usual Monday morning. Children still suffering from the effected la grippe or influenza should not be sent but all 'well children should b.e on hand. The raising of the toan, removes all difficulty relative to : the meeting of •the State Farniers' Institute Wednesday. None of the .churches will" be open tomlorrovo- Care on the part, of all persons should be exeroisedHo. keep the .situation improving and the speedy recov- , ery of all. Need'less visiting should not he indulged, in and, plenty of fresh air should vbe found'in every home. NO' DEATHS HERE IN LAST TWO DAYS; • ILLNESS QN WANE No. death has been reported in Carbondale for the last two- days and the serious -pneumonia cases .are reported improved this.morning., There is also .a decrease in the number ot flu cases reported, illnesses being decided ly on th'e wane; The number of deaths in Carbondale this week has been seven. Four ot these were reported Wednesday. HOLD TWO FOR ROBBERY IN CHICAGO Pair Admitted They Are Under Bond at Pine; Bluff for Robbery. CHICAGO, Feb. 13.—Arthur A. Piper afcd Ray M. Watson ,held lay th'o Chicago police as suspects in connection with the robbery of tha First National Bank at Mounds, 111., today, admitted\hey are under bond in a Pine Bluff, Ark., to answer 'a charge of robbery; there Feb. 1. ~ ' . Under Bond at Pine Bluff, PINE BLUFF, Ark., Feb: 13.—Arthur Piper and Ray 'Vyatson are -awaiting trial here charged .with holding up and robbing a man whom they had seen with a roll of bills. Piper lives here and has worked as a clerk in a number of hotels here. Watson came from Illinois. LEAGUE CALLS ROOT STANDARD OIL PUNS LARGE AUTO FILLING < STATION IN C'OALE Property, Secured on Which It Will Be Built-£ity Grants Company Permis- sionji—Will be Elaborate for the Purpose. ^ MOVE TO HALT SALHff SHIPS Senate Committee Recommends That No Action Be Taken in Matter. FORSAKEN BY ALLIES? Marshal Retain Declares France Deserted by Entente. Stands Alone Against the German Menace Since Failure of the League -- of Nations. Paris, Feb. 14.—"The fact must-be faced that France today stands alone against the German menace, and is compelled to keep the watch on the Ehine, alone—an overwhelming task." ^Marshal Petals,, former commander n chief of the French .armies and right : h!irid man of •JEpneriillssImo Foch, made this statement in an interview n which fie drew a pessimistic picture of the intecijational situation. flat assertion that deserted b.v her al- He made' the France had been lies in the task of avei-tinc tbe revival of the German menace. 'France is obliged to maintain n large anrfy," said Marshal retain. "She cannot afford to introduce limited military service, as was first suggested. 'Our country must submit to the heaviest military expenditures because we have been fprs allies. "Germany 'orsaken by our still constitutes n grave danger -for France, owing to the fact that France's security-is not guaranteed by the treaty of Versailles. /"The League of Nation^, might have given her the assurance of future tr'nn- rmility and safety, but political dis-. sensibus have caused the league to fail, and that means the complete failure of the peace conference." Petain refused to commit himself as regards the allied extradition demand which led to the present crisis with Germany. ' . "That," he said, "is a question' upon .which I cannot disclose my opinion. A soldier must obey, keep silent, and sacrifice whatever personal opinions he may have." Te Help Frame Plans for Court ~ of Internationa! Justice. Dj'nm»rk, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Holland to Be Represented . at Conference at The Hague. London, 1-Vb. 1-t.— Elibu Root is one of a number of distinguished men from various countries who hnve been In virod ft) become members of tbe cor.i- mirtee to prepare plans for the constitution of a permanent court of inter- nounced . at 'Friday's session ' of ' the council of the league of nations.. ' A. J. n.ilfonr. who Js presiding over tho rnum'il sessions, .after redding .the names of the men- invited to become members ',f the committee to organize the iieriiuiiu'iit court, said: "Maybe, for one reason or another, Mr. Koot niny not deem it desirable to the council's invitation. The council hopes ho will always rrinem- ,her rhnt he will 'be welco'me at \vhf.t- ove;- stage- of our -sittings lie may be privileged to accept, to add ; to our .ilellherntin.ns-.ilie great weight-' of his learning and name." . - Other-men invited to serve, .on the committee are: Uaroii Doscbamps o£ Bolgin;-.i. membpr of The Hague court of arlTitrsitidii: Luis M. r>ri!gn. former Argentine minister uf fi>n.-igu affairs; I'rof. Carlo Fudd:i of rhe faculty of .jurisprudence ol' Hie l.'nivorsiry of 'Naples : Henri FroiMa.^-.or. a prominent Fiynci advocate: I'rnf. Grun of the; Chiwsi- ty of riirisriiiiin. X'urwjiy': Dr. Lodael of Holland. Lord \Vhillinion: of En;.' land: Dr. Milenlco n. Vesnitc.h. SIT biiin ini.'iisier to -France ;• M. AtkiilKtik of Japan. Kal'ael Altamira, .n prun Ineni lawyer of Madrid, anil -Clnvif Bevilacnua of Rmzil. Merge Theatre Interests at Murphysboro Jean Dagle, owner of the Star and L'sberty theatres at Murphysboro.Mon- ^ day assumes management of these two theatres and the< Hippidrome, tbe handsome new theatre recently completed at' Murphysboro. The deal was , eonsumated yesterday by the consoli- dation'of'interests of the two theatre men. Mr. Dagle is a broher-ia-la.w to A. W. and v E. W. Earth of this city. Murphysboro Physician Dies Yesterday Dr. "vym. F. Schad'e, prominent Mur- .physboro physician and citizen for -Jhe last fifteen years, died at that place rday morning following an ill- of rwa-Veefcs with pneumonia. He was 41 years old ' POLE FLAG ON BALTIC Dip Colon's in Sea After Years' Absence. 148 MEW DEMAND FOR KAISER Allies in Second Note to Holland • sist rcrmtr Emperor Be Given Up. In- The Standard Oil Co. is to put ill a filling station on the Kelly, property iust north' of tne Brooks garage; The company has Bad -an option on the property for some time. ' Last night the city council gave the company ipermis-sibn to build the station-. This station will be similar to those at Cairo,. Murphysboro, East St. Louis and othes .towns .in this section. Auto- ists will'have access'to>gasoline, lubricating oil, air and other auto neces. sities.' tavatortesi -wash, rooms and other conveniences will also be provid ed for th'e travelers by auto, passing- through Carbondale. It is presumed the erection of the station will and will be begin " first shortly class every detail. The cost has not been announced- but is estimated in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $12JM)0, and like the 'Other stations o£ the Stand ard Oil.c£., will be a first cla's-s build ing and; station. The gas' tanks are placed under ground and every precaru ttiou is t'aken. to prevent danger o combustion: NEW YORK BREWERY OPENS Resumes Manufacture of Beer Con taining S Per Cent Alcohol— . Others to Start Up. PAYNE EXPLAINS SITUATION Declare* Government Cannot Successfully Operate Venels Under P'rohl- : bltion Act in Competition With Foreign Shipi. Washington, Feb: '14:—^Recommendations that no action be, taken—at this Umg toward preventing or delaying shipping board plans for the. sal^ at auction of 30 former German ships were, made to the senate by Chairman Jones of the commerce committee, after John Barton Payne, chairman of the board, at his own request, bad explained the situation .to the' committee.' . .. ...... Senator Jones said the 'cpromittee was satisfied with the "Board's •• program and that all bids received would be.submitted to the committee before, any sale was concluded. Senator McKellar (Dem.), Tennessee, whose resolution to' stop the t sale" was pending, agreed not to press his resolution. Absolutely False, Says Payne. Senator Ransdell (Dem.) of Louisiana told the senate it was "ridiculous to think that the shipping, board would sell the fleet at the price quoted," nud Senator King (Dem.) of Utah announced that" while the debate was In progress he had talked on tlie telephone with Chairman Payne of the shipping board, and that Mr. .Payne had told him "the charge is absolute falsehood,". and that no secret agVee- ment had been arranged for the sale .of the .fleet. Senator Jones said : "I. talked to the board members on Hie telephone, and they advised me that thej- simply proposed to open bids and consider proposals Monday. .After, .that they pror .. New; Xcrk, .F.eb. 14.—Beiy. containing i posed, to take J.utp._cons.iderati0n. all-of. 8 per cent alcohol is. now being made the circumstances-and decide whether by Bowler's brewery at Amsterdam; | they will accept any of the bids or re- N. T., for consumption upoYi doctors' prescriptions'. Other breweries will resume the manufacture of beer, William TJ. Hirst, counsel for the New York State Hr<Mvc»-s' assnn'!nt!nii, said, whenever the demand by physicians, through a' suliiciont "number at' prescriptions, will make it profitable. Beer ciin bo manufactured and distributed under provisions of tlie Volstead enforcement act and after", a government permit biis been secured und a bond filed. / FRANCE PUTS CLOCK AHEAD New Daylight-Saving Law ir Great Saving of Fuel Anticipated. Effect- is London, Fob. 1-1.—A new allied note to Holland regarding the extradition of former Emperor William will be dispatched today, according to the livening Standard. - . Tlie note, says the newspaper, makes a strong appeal to the Dutch government not .to create greater dilficult-ies in Euorpe by insisting on tbe right of asylum for tli-2 man characterized as the author of (he world's present troubles. , '. From other sources it was learned that the 110!^ dues not make any requests of Holland, but |t Is hoped that the Butch government will be drawn into reopening tbe negotiations which ended with the refusal to give up the' ex-ruler. It is intimated that Holland has not- received a suggestion to this effect unklndly'tind that she might be •willing to Intern the former emperor outside of Europe.. A note to Germany with regard to tlie,allied extradition demands is also being prepared. The council Is represented as.being an agreement on this document, which, it is intimated, mny give Germany an (opportuniij- for further negotiations.,. ARMY WAS LORDS Gen. Rcinhard GKy.i Trorps in No Case Bells Ring Throughout New Republic as Holiday Is Celebrated—Reclaim Putzig Coast Warsaw, Feb. 14.—Polish troops, standing on their native soil, dipped the national colors in tbe tidewater of the Baltic after the absence of Poland as-a sea. nation for 148 years. Throughout the new republic bells rang and a holiday spirit prevailed in commemoration of the liistorit event. At rutzig, on the Baltic, General Haller, commander in chief of the Polish armies, reclaimed in the name of• the republic the senconst which fell from Poland to Prussia after the first dismemberment of Poland in 1772. Simultaneously with Poland's reaching to the Baltic tbe diet celebrated Its first birthday. The most striking (published an order of the day saying- speecti was made by Speaker 'Thorapr | "G.enntins regard the surrender of men oi/nski, .who proclaimed that justice !mcl at last triumphed, giving Poland access to !h« sea. "Poland wiii defend, this historical strip of land with its'very last drop-of blood," be declared/ The diet; (lecided on the construction of port, facilities in the .region of Putzig, giving,- Poland her" own gateway to the sea. Will Abandon Accused German Officers to Allies. Berlin. Fofy'/M—Gen. Reinhard. coni- mander-m-cbier of German forces, accused of war crimes an Impossibility, an opinion with which the army agrees and will in no case abandon." . Paris, Feb. 14. — France put the clock ahead ,pne hour today and tht. new daylight saving is expected to reduce national expenditures by at least 60,000,000 francs {normally S12.000,- QQO). " It is calculated France will save 500,000 tonsTOf^coal in six months and. save 50 per cent electricity. and 5 per cent of the usual gas production. FLAGS OF THE NEW^ NATIONS Colon of the Young States Recognized by vthe Allies Are • - Described. . Paris, Feb. 14.—The minister of marine in,ia note describes the-Hags of new states recognized by:-the-allies. These.are:...Latvia, red, white and red horizontal, stripes; Esthonia, blue, black and white horizontal 'stripes; Georgia, a crimson ground, with a rectangle half black and -whalf -white In the upper coratr; the kingdom of the Hedjaz, black, \reea and white liovl- .zontal stripes. • •• • $9,5QO,000_ SHIPYARD SOLD Baltimore Firm Buys Gloucester (N. J.) Naval Plant, ReceTitly Completed.' Philadelphia, Feb.^14.—Confirmation of the sa)e of tne Pusey & Tones shipyard .at Gloucester. N'. J., to the Baltimore Dryflock and Shipbuilding company, was made by Holden A. Evans, president of the Baltimore concern. Pending instructions, work on three oil tankers for the Anglo-Saxon company, London, was stopped. Keels for two of the ships were laid this week. fuse, all cf'tlicm." Asked by Senator Borah (Rep') of Idaho whether be bad inquired specifically about the reported u'nderstahtj- ing.witb the Mercantile Marine corporation. Senator Jones replied: "I did not, but I do not believe there Is any truth in the report. The administration ofiicials are not of my party,-but I believe they are honest j men*t5nd patriotic citizens. I fool ..sat- ' isfied they liavo not entered into any such an understanding." Application for an' injunction against the shipping board ami the Emergency Fleet corporation ito prevent the sale. lf OjE the ships at public; auction '•Ti'SxT Monday was filed, in Hie District lumhia Supreme court by William Randolph Hearst of . New Turk, in- bis capacity as a' taxpayer. Mr. Payne announced that the application for an injunction would not prevent tlie.offering of the .ships-for. sale. \He said tenders would be received.snr»ilny- : -n8 planned, but that final action on tliem would be deferred until the injunct'on proceedings had been disposed of nna'iiy. As to Mr. Hearst's court action Jndge Payne spld: : ' ' . "My recbronieridation that we proceed with the auction and tentatively receive the highest possible bids and then defer, action as. to their acceptance until the matter Is disposed of by the court.". Payne Gives Hit Reasons. \thlle the debate was proceeding in the senate, Representative 'Mead (Dem.) of N«w 'Tprk..mad,e. public a letter from Chairman Payne explaining. Hie reasons for the sale of the ships, as follows: 7 "1. It is. tlie opinion of the shipping board that we will.probably not be able LANSING LEAVES JOB IN CABINET Washington; Feb. 14;—Robert -tan- sing has resigned as set-rotary 'of state. Mr. Lansing >Ci««>fli«:e, bfttnnser he was President WflwonV with assuming the' preVogativeg. of tlier, chief executive during the past months in culling and presiding meetings of the cabinet. His resignation, tendered in a letter under date of February .12 to the? president, .was accepted by ,the latter- last night and became effective ,a1r. once. tJudev Secretary ot State Frank-Pol lr'is thcj ad interim Jiehtl'df tlia- state -department, anfl \«ay be 3aiw/et£; as Mr. Lansing's successor. : ' Letters Made Public. Tlie entire correspondence betweeiB • the president and Mr. X.ansin'g Svass made public'at the state .departBient--. The letters, because of the gravity .of the charge brought against Mr. jLtin- sing, by the president, constitute one; of the most amazing chapters, in- tlie- • history of, .'any administration of the;republic. ••••'•' Never before in the history of the-country. lias a pre.sideii4\aceused a secretary of state, the lending officer oif" the (cabinet, (if attempting to. asurpr.- presidential prerogatives. In his letter,' tendering his resignation, MrV Lansing said that Jne corildi not "permit to pass-unchallenged the- 'imputation ibai: in calling into Infor--- mal conference the heads :of the execn— tjve departments, 1 sought to tisrirp. • your presidential authority/' He -explained that he believed the cabinet, conferences were for the best interests- • of the administration ami of the- vs— public 1 . He also declared that' lief "was sliared .by others wboua' 1":. consulted." . - • ; • Mr. Lansing's declaration that he- consulted.'witlv' others—meaning other^ meiubers of the cabinet,' pojovtt.jsi'n- moiling them into cdnfeTence gave rise 1 -to the tlHraglifthnt nl! members, of -the- cabinet, who participated in the "'meetings, might^feel_ it iucmub'uut-un to tender their resignations to Sir. Vv'i!^ sou. _ -• Wished to Be Rid of iansing. There is a wealth ol .nnlcrluls in the.' letters especially to show:" Hint while .the calling ol the cabinet: meetings, b.v Mr. Lansing is ostensibly, llio rouson for his banishment, it liasr merely served as a vehicle for the • t's wishes in ridding the cabinet of" the secretary of slate. Tbe wreck of Versailles and tlie effort of Air. Lansing to formulate ii_- Mexicun policy constitute the.motives- actuating tbe -president in dispensmgr with the services' uf Mr. Lansing, according to the general opinion here-.: The president says specifically that "while we were still 'in Paris, I fi.'it,. and have felt increasingly ever sliwei,. that you accepted m.v .guidance rectiou on - questions with .. regard to.. which I .had Winstruct you ,'only \yitli<, •increasing reluctance." \ - ' . WbiTe Mexico is not iBentioued by name, there is no donbt;but is:. the subject to which the president Ve- t'ers -when Jie charges • tbe secretary with having attemined to "foreslall l>is. . juugment." ; . . to operate possenger ships under proh Writer and Explorer Dies.' New York, Feb. 14.—Julius Chfim- Quits After Foiling Assassin I bers - newspaper man, short story writ- Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 14.—Ismail Sirrv I er ' explorer, and playwright, died of •--••-- —-•-•-»— -^ —»--.- •- • pneumonia. ' He was born in Bellefontaine, 0., in 1847. In 1873 he fitted out an exploring expedition which dis^ covered Elk late, Minnesota, head waters-of tlie Mississippi-'river. • \ Pasha, minister of public works, has resigned his portfolio. An attempt was made January-2S to assassinate eke minister rf public works. hitlon successfully in competition with, foreign ships which'sell liquor. "2. 'We advertised t),e ex-German ships and for 20 were offered $30.000,000. . We had a careful calculation made as to the cost of reconditioning these ships for pnsse'pjrer service and it reached Hie sum ci .fo7.000.000. In view of Hie present, situation, it did not seem to us that we were justified in incurring so large an expense. "3 Conditions in the' shipping world are such that it is our.conviction that there will never be a time when we can sell ships to.better advantage than now find, since- it is our conviction Hint tlie ships can be successfully operated in private ownership, ^we believe the sale should be made. ' • "4. Two conditions are insisted upon by the board: (a) That the ships shall remain under the American (b) That they ore to be sailed in, the routes 'Indicated . by tlie shipping board." ^ Sinn Feiners Arrested. Dublin, Feb. 14—Several Sinn Fein- ers were arrested In a roundup by.inii- Itarj forces !n tliis city. \ '••'.''• LEAGUE tHANGE IRKS CANADST" Protests to Great Britain Over ' ' States Senate Bill to Limit:' '..:• ; " Rights." .. : - Ottawa; ' Canada^ ' Feb, 14.— Cnnndao has given Great Britain notice- that" it objects to any cliango in tlve-cove- - nnut of the League of Nitttons tftaj 1 .would prov^nt the Dominion's being- iv." full-fledged member of die league »rt<t> having a vote in the assembly. After ».. meHtiiig.. of tlic cabinot. ni'Rpnt rop're-- •seiitatihns were sent to;'ffie impftrio-i'\ atitlioritfes protesting against accept.-.- nncd by Great: Britain of the Lenroot; " resei'vsuton to the peace treaty whiofe' is being considered b.v t'ho Uiviti«=' States senate. s A suggestion has been rondo tnntr ' Canada \vitlidrn\v from iho lt>;iiriiR If it , loses its vote, but no official action has-' been taken in this connection. TIME WILL NOT BE EXTENDED Required Income Tax Returns Must!': Be Made on or Before March 15. Washington, Feb. 14.—No extensioni:. of time for filing income tax retamsf-- will be granted this year by the bu~ reau of internal revenue. Gmamis— • sioner Roper announced that condi^i- tions which Justified extension In-tie- past''dp not now exist, and that tbdse 1 who failed to make the required retnnji-"- on or before March 15 would »e Ject to heavy penalties. ' • • ~

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