The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 26, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Thursday, February 26, 1920
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OF Him* 1 Carbondale—"Athens of Egypt" Li,; VOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, FEfc. 26,1920: NUMBER "NORMAL TO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WHAT U. OF I. IS TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS" Cairo Paper Says Normal Is More Than Teachers' ; Training School—Is Wonderful ;Plant For Dissemination ; pf iKiuwledge. An editorial from the Cairo Citizen, occasioned .by the success of the Farmers' Institute last week, contains many expressions of praise for the. Normal University' here. The "editorial follows: ' • '..,:. ; The Southern Illinois Normal. .. There is» still a general;, impression over this end of'the'state that the Southern Illinois State Normal Univer: sity .is a school for young folks, a ; training school for teachers. And be- : .'cause of this impression, some people do not take seriously the efforts of the university faculty .to gather the people of Southern Illinois at Carbondale for the discussion of current topics and the consideration of present day problems. ..... The normal university is far more than a teacher training'school. It is the purpose of those directing the affairs of this- institution to make of it lor Southern Illinois what tae Siate University is. to Central Illinois •' - Last', week the Illinois. State Farmers' Institute was held at Carb'onaale. It was a fine meeting. ,rt had a splendid program. Including, of course the Household Science department, it had under consideration all of those problems that just now confront the fam- ily-living'upon the farm. And yet the farmers of Southern Illinois did not attend as they should have. There was scarcely any representation from the farms of Alexander and Pulaski coun- ,.ties. There are day? wnen one needs more than at any other time to learn what.the other fellow is. doing' to meet the new problems that are constantly arising. One must know how to meet new conditions if he is to succeed, and these farmer gatherings, attract the _ livest in. the business, for it is very much of a business, and one can gather many ideas there. The Carbondale normal ha-s a wonderful plant for the dissemination of •knowledge. Th© auditorium is the largest' and most convenient gatber- "ing- place in Southern Illinois. When therefore a meeting is scheduled at the Carbondale normal, those whom it is intended to -assist ^should, make their "plans to attend. They will .be only injuring 'themselves if they fail. Murphysboro ^Independent /Praises . " .' ' ' City and Normal. The following is a higli word of praise for Caribondale and the Southern Illinois Normal University. This expression and. the one above are well corned and makes Carbonflale and the Normal feel more and more that the school is recognized as a Southern Illinois institution, which it is indeed. Carbondale and the .Farmers' Institu-- .-' ' •'.' tute. Carbondale has done herself proud this week in her entertainment of •the Illinois Farmers' Institute. •Men and .women high in the councils . of the . state and' the nation, in matters, relating to farm and. home management were , the guests , of Egypt for the first time and' they have left with words of praise' for the ^hospitality of Egypt as so ably exemplified by the good citizens of Carbondale and the members of the faculty of the Southern Illinois Normal University. Among the unique methods of creating good will on the part of the guest was the broadening of the home 'hospitality ot Mr. and Mrs. Gate Easterly. No guest within the memory, of man ever entered the portals of the Easterly home but what he was served with sweet cider and apples. So at this gathering of hundreds of guests at every session great !baskets of apples were carried by ushers throughout .th~e auditorium and the: guests sat back in .contentment and munched apples, splendid specimens of the 'product of Egypt, and enjoyed the program set before them.. • Then Gate would suggest that it was time for the cider, and jugs of this delectable drink would .be passed around with .many a quip and jest. More than,; twenty-five barrels of Egypt's finest apples were consumed .by the folks from all over the state' had perhaps never given a TWO ARE ARRESTED! AT FAYVILLt CHARGED AS GORHAM HOLDUP GANG Max Miller, Said to be Ex-Convict and Youth by Name of Frlsby Are the- Men Held—Sheriff Chased • The'rri Over Hills a Few; .Days Ago. . . Max Miller and John Frisby were arrested at Fayyille today and.are being held" tor the sheriff of. Jackson county in. connection with the.allega- tions of Goi-ham residents in holdups at that place the first of the week. The men were chased all over the country by the authorities, .but escapted in 'their retreat to the wilds-.and the hills. It is reported'Miller is an ex-convrct and Frisby, a. youth yet in his teens. Handover,' who was': ..Ijeaten up iby the' men in the holdup at Gorham, is in a serious condition, it is-reported. SheriffjDavis will go to Fayville for Miller anU'Frisby tomorrow. GIRLS TO SHOW ELKS LEAP YEAR DE LUXE Program Indicates New Points of In- 'terest and Social. Form—Program Calls for'.15 Dance Numbers. Given -by the girls and women- of the Elks lodge, a delightful leap year dance party has. beenv planned to take place Friday night. The program has been'arranged by the'giz-ls and will be in their charge. Indications are they are going to make the boys take notice in putting on a real dance party, A cleverly arranged ilance program has been announced. On the night of.the affair an Elk's money is no good. It will be the girls' night. The girls plan' to show the Elks many new points in social form and .gallantry. The program ' calls for 15 dances. Miss Walter Give Leap Year Party Miss Helene -Walter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walter, gave aa interesting Leap Year party at her home on West College street last evening. ' • Contests were, enjoyed until a late hour. The refreshments served consisted of brick ice cream with heart and violet centers, cake and unique baskets of assorted candies. ' ' . ' . . • '• Those present were: Misses Dorothy Meffert, Dorothy Furr, Mina T'robaugh, Adelaide "Hines,, Frances Weaver,. Helen Armstrong, Eleanor Steele, Har- riett.-Ma.rvin',. Selma. Brewer and. Helene Walter; Messrs. Chas. Benfro, Orville Cari-ington, Loren' Lanbird, E,ynri' jVIcCormack, William Felts, Francis'Renfro, Holland Bridges, Del- 'bert Spain, Robert Karn, Morton Williams; Carmen Dickey, Hubert .Bagwill and Robert Walter: FOLLOWS MAN AND HIS SOVIET RUSSIA TELLS FEDEflAL AGENTS WIFE TO CARBONDALE U, S. J/PAN OFFERS TO SEIZE TWO STILLS NEAR -BOTH MEN ARE FINED MAKE PEACE COMPACT Mrs. Z. B. Anderson Accused by Husband of Entertain, ing Affections of T. €j Hall —Sad Woman and Hall .Came to Carbondale Last Evening. c ' As a result of what he believed too friendly relations between his' wife and T. C. Hall, Z. B. Anderson, an Elkville automobile man, caused no little disturbance with -his conduct toward IJall.-asserting his wife and Hall-came to a Carbondale hotel, early" in the evening.'. • ' . . •••'•' Policeman.McGill stated this morning Anderson was said to have had a gun on his person, but when searched none was^fourid. Theyi^we arrested following, reports ,of thei.«f'jonduct on the streets this morning. Threats of fighting were made'by liie.fflen..-.' Following these reports all three, Mr and Mrs. Anderson and T. C. Hall, appeared before Police Magistrate Robertson, this morning. Aii^ler- son and Hall were each fined All gave their homes as Elkville. AUTO DRIVER. HAS . f SOMETHING-TO SAY One of the friends of 'the paper,wW3io usually is well isupplied with news,had had a. 'narrow escape' from running down spine pedestrians.'• He fixed the reporter-with an icy stare and' said in. 'answer to the usual morning greeting: "You folks are giving the auto drivers fits. Why don't you say something about the blankety blank pedestrian who. cuts the^ corners, holds conversations in the. middle of the crossings, starts across in front of your machine and sometimes steps in front of your auto -and. then laughs at you when you narrowly escape hitting him?" He ended. his remarks with the old saying: Two sides to every 1 question," and stalked away. As we are {air-minded human beings we herewith are in haste to present his. side of the case.—Exchange. TRANSFERRED TO SOUTH CAROLINA Mr. and Mrs. J, L. Corzine and children leave Saturday for- Columbia. S. C., where they will reside. Mr. Corzine has been appointed South Carolina State Superintendent of Baptist Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. organisa- tions, having recently resigned as Illinois State Secretary in the work o£ the same association which position he has held for several years.' Th,ey will be accompanied to Columbia by Mrs. Corzine's sister, Miss Surah Carter, who will'enter the Uiniversity of South Carolina, which is located there. thought to the possibilities of-apple growing in Egypt. • As a final act of this boosting of Egypt Prof. Gilbert of the Normal University had prepared "a symposium on Egypt in which with a final blare of trumpets, speakers from over the southern half of the state led by our own gifted Otfa Glenn, told why Egypt was the greatest" land under- the canopy of heaven. If the men and women from upstate who attended, the-various sessions and accepted this typical. Egyptian iospHality, do hot go home with a new conception, of Egypt, it wilj be-because 'they knew Egypt, and \jrill. tell their friends 'the atory of their goodHime. and a>dii: "I told .you so." "COOTIE" CAUSES A MINE STRIKE Marion Post: ' . ' ' i •Six hundred the Middle Fork mine near Benton went on strike when they discovered what they characterized as one of the former kaiser's .allies in the wash house. According to the West Frankfort American, Saturday morning when the men entered the wash house to change their clothing for their"pit clothes, one of the miners found "one lonely cootie" . rambling •about, A small sized riot taoke forth .in.. the wash • room and they walked out and went back to Benton on strike. After investigation and' the- wash house being fumigated, "deecoot- ize'd" and sterilized the strikers went •back to work Tuesday morning. . FARM NEAR PONTIAC, ILL., . ." is SOLD FOR $700 AN ACRE PONTIAC; HI., February 25:—The prices 'still -soar .higher for' land in this section. A farm near Gridley, 111., sold today for $700 an acre. A few years ago the farm was a marsh. ' .... . ATTENDING WEDDING OF BROTHER AT JOHNSTON CITY Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Procter were in Johnston City today to attend the wedding of Miss Jessie Follis and Dr. Procter which took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The couple will- reside in Murphysboro where Dr. Procter has been located for some time. He is a brother to Mr, Procter of this city. SENDS APPEAL TO OKLAHOMA President Wilson Asks the State Legislature to : Ratify Suffrage Amcrtdment. • Washington,' Feb." 26. — President Wilson appealed to the legislature of the state of Oklahoma to -ratify the federal suffrage.' amendment. In an identical telegram sent to. both, houses of the' legislature and the lieutenant governor, the president said: "May I not take the liberty'of expressing my earnest hope, that Oklahoma will join the other suffrage states in ratifying the federal suffrage amendment, thus demonstrating anew Its sense of justice and retaining Its olace as a leader In democracy?" Soviet Coinmissary of Foreign Affairs Has Dispatched Notes to United' Statejs .' : i/.Telling of the StatelofcAl fairs With Red Russia. Special to Free Presi: . £.-LONDON, Febi , 26.—Soviet •Commissary ot foreign- affairs has; dispatched notes to United States, Japan rand' Romanic are offering them, peace'with Russia, sayis Moscow wireless.'' : ' ' .' ON'T LETiJBBY WED Wife Refuses to : - Free Poet-Husband; May Deport-rlis Sweetheart. WAR BUILDS LOVE TRIANGLE ••• ?Y. M. C. A. Secretary,' on Duty in , France, Quits His Kansas City Wife for a French Maiden, : but Wife Protests. '' Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 26.—Proceedings brought before the immigration authorities here to deport-Mile. 'MadeUene Bnbin brought to ' light a Franco-American romance and an American tragedy. The principals in- .volv-ed are Lee Shipper, writer "and lecturer; Mrs. Alary Woodson Sliip- pey, magazine writer, his ' wife, and Mile. Babin. Testimony was taken in secret 'by the immignirioij commissioner and a ; rranscript of .the evidence, with the 3-ecoriimeml!it'ions"6f .tlie"immigration inspector regarding deportation,.. 1ms been sent to. the department of. labor at Washington for Until .action. Mile. Babin is lit liberty awaiting decision, by Hie authorities in Washington. Was Y. M. 6. A. Secretary. "" Shiiipuy. iwiiit to France in the.'Int? ter days, of tlie war ns n secretary for the Y. M. C. A. In-the course'of, his •work lie u'eoanip m.'fiuainted'w'ith the Btibiu family of mother, and two daughters. Prior to tlie Avar the family liad ;)>een wealthy, but while the father, a Paris merchant, was serving in tlie'army ,the family-fortune was wiped out. After four years' service Hie fnfher was invalided out of .the army knd died. Ship'pey installed- liim- self as godfather, of the'B'ablns. They, knew lie was married, although he seldom spoke, of his family in 'America. . . In August,-1919, Shippe'y came home. When Mrs. Sliippey met him. in New York he told her of his infatuation for Mile. Bnbin. . . ... "I Love a Girl in France." , "There is a little girt-in Paris that I love more than nil the world," he told his wife. "I can't'live with you nay longer. I wish you could get a di- : vorce, on any grounds you. choose?' Mrs. Shippey! refused, .and the two made the journey home together. Shippey returned to his .literary work and resumed writing of ''Missouri; Notes,'.' a column in the-Star he conducted before, 'going to France. Mrs. .Shippey. was stricken with an acute form of neuritiSj due, physicia'ns . say, to the shock' of her husband's revelation., .' In'November Mile. Babin drrived in Kansas City.- She revealed to- Shippey. that she was Jo'becbme'a mother; Her mother and sister, arrived about .Christmas. '- • '.-.... A letter, found by a. negro maid, disclosed to Mrs. Shippey that Mile. Ba- bln was in Kansiis City.-Shippey'again asked get a divorce sriying he wanted to give a .name to the expected child. Mrs. Shippey refused, but offered to care for the child .as her own. Shippey would not agree to that. Mrs. Shippey informed tlie publishers,of the Star of the affair and Shippey was .discharged. He went to. California, anfl deportation.procedings were begun. GIRLS' SCHOOL .HEAD SLAIN Florence Housel Shot—Husband of Housekeeper Also Slain at : South Pasadena. Los Angeles, Cal.,. Feb.. 26.—Alias' Florence Housel. n1:tj% owner of \he Huntlngton Hail School-for. .Girls'Jir South Pasadenn, near. here,, was ..shot and killed in .her. ropm by' an unknown assailant. The body of W. M. Bqwen;', husband of the school housekeeper, was found later in a schoolroom with a bullet through;.the heart, Mrs. Bowen sa|d she and her, husbnnd. had separated and tliat he'had•'•threatened .tieK- CHRISTOPHER WED. Machines^ Were Loaded With Moonshine and" the Equipment—Natives Allowed to Smell Brew ., . '•"'.._ But. That's as•;.. Far as : It ''.. '•••...''"•>..: i : Went.'.'" • '•-•'. • • -Two automobiles of! federal agents brought in two moonshine stills • from near Christopher, yesterday afternoon.' They' were found out • In the country near'the city...: . '.-••'' -r-''.•••; • me autos 1 . were loaded iwith. all Kinds of kettles,-piping and other equipment. It is said the-product was the real stuff. A number of natives were permitted to smell the brew, but that is'as far as it went. The.'equipment 'and moonshine are .held. for- evidence; . '.'•... • • ADOPTED SON OT VICE PRES. MARSHALL DIES Morrison Marshall Dies at Washington Home With Accidosis Today. Special to Free PreM: , WASHINGTON, D. C.,Feb. 26.-7-Mo.r- rison Marshall, three years old adopted ^nl of ;V;{ce President and, Mrs. Marshall; died here today- from.,ac- cidosis. ' TEST FOR NAVY GRAPE JUICE Supply Officers of Department Responsible if It Has More Than. .5 Per Cent Alcohol. • . Boston,_;;Feb. 26.—If. grape juice in the, navy stores' .contains more/than one-half of 1 per cent of alcohol, supply, l.officers will'be held responsible, •says, an order I issued by 'Rear Admiral Dunn, comriiandnnt of the "First district.- The order directs, that nil. grape, juice oh hand be tested 'for':ICs.'.nlc'o- •holic content nnd flwt similar Desire, be exercised .when new purchases of 'this and other beverages are made. U» S. CITIZEN IS KIDNAPED Mexican Bandits Hold. Barry Hogarty of Mapimi, Durango, for Ransom • —Askew Released. Washington, Fel). 20.—-Barry Hogarty," an Amcricnn citizen, superintendent- of tlie American- Metals company smelter, at .Mapimi. Dura'nso.-has been kidnaped by Mexican bandits and is" held for ransom! the state department- was advised unofficially. Joseph Askew, an American,' kidnaped b.v-.yillistas in the state of Du'raugo on February, l/.'has been .released, the state department is advised"/. .-.-•' MAY LEAVE BODIES ABROAD If Nearest of Kin Wish It Remains of v Yanks Will Be .Left yn- .' •''".'. ' disturbed; Washington^' Feb. l_6.--If such is the wish' of .the nearest., of kin, the : bodies of American soldiers-overseas will not be. disturbed'in- any way, whenever practicable, S'ecrbtiirj--' Baker said/- In cases where the men are buried on pri- .vate grouhd'-or in isolated spot's where the'graves cannot.'be' given proper-nt- tention,' however, they will be reinter- 'red In penna'nent cemeteries abroad. : FRENCH TROOPS BEAT TURKS Ottoman 1'rreguiars: Lose. Heavily in Battle Near Mat-ash, Syria-r-French . Send Re-enforcements. .-LoriSon. Feb. , 26.—Heavy .'losst-s have been inflicted' by, Fi-ench troops upon TuvkisVi Irregular forces near Marash. .vilayet of-Aleppo. Syria. It was announced In' the house' of-,lords' by Hie eai-I. of., Cra \vfonl.. '-General Gouraud 'has sent important re-en- foroeniejits 1 to ilio scene, -which lie hoped, would .lie sufficient to-control the situation, Loi-d Crawford added. . "Flu" Hits Thousands. « Mexico City,' ' 'Feb. . 26.—Schools, churches 'anil -,other public . meeting places have \ been closed iij'" because- of iuflueiiza'. Estimates of the number .of cases in Mexico City run as high as several hundred ;thon- sand," but there have been oompai-a-' lively few deaths. .•".•• ">-..... Valparaiso (Ind.) Bank Closed. Valparaiso,. .Ind., Feb.: ' 26.'— -' ANTI-SHINGLE ROOF LAW WILL UKELY BE P*SS|BY CRY Mayor Says Law Has WorR- edr^ell in Other Citjeis and Believe Suchviac^aV Would Save Carbondale Many Eires^-Springfield Finds It Successful • It .is lively: the 1 •city council will Friday night pass an* ordinance prohibit- 'ing the use -of wooden shingles on,houses and other buildings lirtibe city..; This law has been uider coneideratioiST by .the ; council' for several weeki.'' fn- vestigation of the results of ihe-lasT- iu towns where it has been'applied has been the city. ...'"" The purpose of the law is to decrease the chances for fires in the city, 'it is pointed out;that most of theatres tb.isj.year have" been the result of thereof s catching fires from sparks falling: .on the wooden shingles. The'anti-wooden shingle law has been in operation in .Springfield..for some time. It' is reported, that'the •results have been, more than satisfae- •tory. The same law has also been. IS effect'in many other tow-ns in the United States with, good results. / Should the law ba passed it will; call for all new roofs in the city, to be built of material ottier than wooden,' shingles. It be concret, • tile,; asphalt, asbestos or any other- aon- coni'bustible material. Also that withim twelve years after the enactment of the law, all buildings in. the city must be relieved of shingle roofs by that, •time. FEAR RIOT AT TRIAL U.'S. Veteran troops Sent to L. W.W.-Hearing. Soldiers Entrain for Mcntesano, Wash.,. in Response to Call 'From Pros-.cutor. ; ' Tacoina, Wash., Feb. 26.—A detachment of United States troops from- Camp Lewis departed on a special- train for Montesano, where tcii'-alle'geO, ' I. W. W.'s are on trial fur the murder of Warren O. Grimm, Cenl'ralia Anuistk-e day victim. Every mail .-of the detachment, tlie size of wliic'li officers refused to state, was'' equipped-, ' with ball ammunition. A medical detachment wilJ> • special •• supplies accompanied the trijpps. It- was said ' at Camp Lewis rfiat' yeter- an; troops, many of whom had had riot experience, were selected to make the-trip. • - ' Prosecuting Attorney Herman Allen, _ conducting the', trial at' M6nii?sano, .. asked Governor .Hart, to arrange" fur troops to be "in Montescno'..' He tie- Glared there- had been .rnmoiV of-trouble, and lie wished the Ij'-oops'i'ly^Ion- - tesano as a possible aid' in pHwevv- ing the peace and assuring' i' fair trial: , ./ U. S. WHISKY TURNED Q$WK 'Europe Refuses to Buy Stock.Offered, '. -., Since America Went Dry-V. • Too Strong. .•',•:. ;'- Berlin, Feb. 26.—American whYsky is. as hard ro put on : the market" in Ku• rope 'as 'it is In America uniler- the dry, according to 'Joseph Kreig, Vice president of the Champion.. Export corporation of New York. -. Mr. Kreig packed Iv.s trunks hi l?er- : Hn and set out for .Vienna, still in possession of all'the 36,000 quart bottles of-whisky wit!) which he left New York onMannnry 17. And Berlin was. by no means Mr. Kreig's iirsLstopover.-. •• In Rotterdam they told -him Ameri-. can whisky was too bitter;.in.Bi-«s?els that it was; too,, intoxicating, uiui in. • "Barfs tliat it lacked tlie flavor of' the . Scot-oli article. . ' ' • . WILSON SIGNS OIL LEASE BILL. Measure to•• Open. Up 6,700,000 Acres ; -. of .'..Land-for. Develop, ment. .. Farmers'' State ,bank was closed by'j state'examiners. -The..last" statement ah.owed; December 31V.'resources,;$»S6;. 239'. • There ^were deposits 'of : - $70(8,487. The 3obarf bank also was closed." ••• '- • •-.. Washington. 1 Fel). 20.-—President.- Wilson, signed fl\e; oil.-land leaslni; bill;' which opens up- for develupnienf mi)- lions of acres of land in the West. •'.The t'otal- area of,oil land tiirowa.^ open for lease, under the bill is esti- .mated by. tlie geological survey at more than .6,700,000 acreSj 'while p'rpye'n coal. lands under gov'nrninpnf w.lthdi-a%val total approximalely 30i- '600,000 acres/, with 39,000,000 acres--still, to be classified.- IJjjospJiate lands are estimated at 2,-•• 700,000 acres,"-^rith sodium and other:mineral deposits equajly as extensive.

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