The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 28, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Saturday, February 28, 1920
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*•' Carbondafo—^" -of Egypt." VOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, SA .Y, FEB. 28, 1920. JUMBER US- U. S, Declares Renewed Vengeance on Dry Violators Regardless Of State Law. Violators Will BeProsecuted ; to Limit of Law—State Statutes Will Have Bearing on Arraigning Viola. - tors of Dry Law—Com-! missioner Roper Will Stop' Liquor Traffic. j Special to Free Presn: -WASHINGTON, T>: C., F ; eb. 28.—All' parsons found vibiaUng''rede:ral prohi-' bition act will be prosecuted against to the limit o£ the law, irrespective of; any statutes legalizing sale of liquor iy was announced today by Commission Roper. know any items of news, you are supporting the paper, when you hand them in. If you agree with-the movements the paper is encouraging, yon ican support the pa.p'er -by commenting favorably upon .the. paper's attitude-. Supporting a paper in the true sense is no act o£ charity. Your local paper is worthy many times over its cost to you. 'Are. : you. really supporting it— .or do ybu'mefely take it?:', : FIND I. W. W. LEADER GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY IN IOWA U. S. COURT Special to Free Press:' CEDAR tRAPIDS,; 'Iowa;... F,eb, 28.— After-a deliberation in the case for thirty-nine hours, a jury returned a . --verdi'pt of guilty against Henry Tonn of Chicago, an I. W. W. leader, in district court here today, indicted for criminal : conspiracy. JAMES M'GRATH'S BODY TOST,LOUIS FOR BURIAL Was Born In Ireland, and Served in the Confederate Army—Lived With Son, James. McGrath, Here, The body o£ James McGrath, who, died at Holden. Hospital 'yesterday, was taken, to St. Louis today for burial at the Calvary cemetery. The deceased was born, in Dublin, Ireland, 1837, and came to America in'ISEO; He served in'the"Confederate Army, 1861. He was' married to Miss Ellen Naughton, of Lemrick, Ireland, in 1S66. He worked for a time as contractor in the yeair of 1858, in Car-'! lbon.dale' and nearby towns, having b'ailt the old jail at Marion, among other buildings. He made his home in St. Louis, later buying a farm near Swanwick, where he resided for 13 years. Following the death o£ his wife at their home in Swanwick, five years ago. Mr,. McGrath sold his farm and came to this city to reside with his eon, James McGrath, on West Sycamore street. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Ellen Cleary- of St. Louis and William and James McGrath, of this city, both contractors. Another son, John, died 11 years ago. Deceased had been ill for some time with a complication of diseases. Household Arts Club Has Day For Guests The Household Arts C'irib held its ai.- nu'al "guest day" at the home of- Mrs. Sam Patterson Thursday afternoon. .The attractive home was prettily decorated in pinlc and green crepe paper and the'color sclieme was carried .out in .the refreshments of pink and green ice cream, cake, and candy. A clever program was presented, including a playette -entitled, "An Alphabetical Romance," the parts being taken by Mefidames A. L. Ross, Cecil Armstrong, Paul Gijpin, C. L., Schremp and Chas. B. Gauthier. Illustrations in silhouette to one of O. Henry's slonies cut out by the members of the club and their guests added to 'the^mirth o£ the occasion. Each member, .of the club brought a guest and all expressed appreciation of a delightful afternoon. SPARKS COtLEGETApfC(|NmY'S BIG FIRM GAME AGAINST NOfiMAL COMMENDS FREE PRESS LAST NIGHT 29 TO 42 Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fox Dies Doris Olive Fox, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fox, died at the home on North Carico street Thursday, after a four weeks' illness of pneumonia. She was born at 404 South Washington .avenue. Nov. 25, 1916, being 3 years, 3 months and 1 day old. •She;is survived by her parents and a brother and sister, -'Clarence and Bernice and other relatives. ~The funeral services were conducted by Rav. .J. W. Merrill, pastpr of the First Baptist church, at the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment was made at Oakland, cemetery. I - Varsity Quintet Played in Off Terms—Bad Judgment in Passing and 111 Luck in Shooting Gave Dinners Lead From Start —Meet St. U. Tonight. The Normal, basket ball team had an "off night" last evening and lost to Sparks Business College of Sheltoy- yille, 42-29. . The visitors took the lead from the start. i 'Sparks played, a steady consistent gams wailei the .Normal was _ very erratic. The local boys had plenty of speed but showed poor head work, especially in their passing, resulting in •bad shboting. . Several times the Carbondale team rallied and promised to even up matters but each time Sparks used good judgment and took time out'to check the Maroons.', rally. ' .. At times the Normal five'played as hard ball as ever was seen here but this hard playing failed to make up for the' poor passing and^shootmg- of other times. ''•-.' The local boys think they got all the bad playing out of their system, last night and that they will come back in great style against St. Louis University tonight. The scjore: Normal 27. .••'"••• B. F. P. T. Rude, 1{ 1 0 0 0 Brooks, r£ ^ .j S 1 1 0 Doolin, c, If i 8-0 0 0 Roberson, rg .., ,.[. .|. ...0 010 0 • ''0 0 0 M. Allen, rg >. .0 010 Myers, c -.0 030 C. Allen, rg < 0 0 1 0 Sparks, 42. V 6 B. F. P. T. Hubner, If ., ; ;.:..;. .8 210 Jackson, r£ .... '!'-.'',. .5 0 0 0 Warren, c ...7 0 0 '" 0 Baker, rg , 0 0 0 0 Runkle, bg _ 0 0 3 0 Free throws missed—Brooks 2, Doolin 2, Hubner 3, Jackson 2. Referee—Loomis, Centralia. SURPRISE PARTY. Lady Elks Score Successful Affair. The year dance and entertainment at the Elks Club last night was one of the most, successful and enjoyable events of .the season. The entire affair was in charge of the ladies, who made all arrangements and planis. and carried them, out very commendably. They have set a precedence for doing things according, to correctness. Mr. and Mrs. TO;' T. Nooner were very pleasantly surprised when they returned to .their home from the Soldiers' ' Memorial on Sunday. They were presented to a very bountiful dinner, "a table of good eats" which was enioyed by all the following people; . ' Walker Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brandon, Mr. and Mirs. J. H. Williams, j son and daughter, Joseph and Ola, | Mr. and Mrs.' Eugene Hinchcliff and j daughter, Saraa Elizabeth, Mrs. Eliza-1 beth Hall, Mrs. Lee Sherritz and son, Ransom, Mrs. Jeff Hankla and daugh- ' ter, Mrs." Harry-McDaniel, Mr. and] Mirs. Pat Brerman and son:, Mr. .and Mrs. Bert LMHinger and son, .Royal, Mrs. T. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lewis and son and daugher, Robert and Genevieve, Miss Kate Hinchcliff.C Miss Lillian Williams, Miss Annis Williams. Attend Brother's Funeral J. N. Ho-well and family attended the funeral of. Mr. Howell's brother, W. A. Howell at Carterville.,The deceased was a former Carbondale resident. For some time he has been traveling salesman for a Carterville flour mill. ARE YOU SUPPORTING THE . ' ." ' HOME PAPER RIGHT? (Marion Republican.) Occasionally you hear somebody asserting that he "Supports" his home paper,. meaning that he subscribes to it Support means a great deal more than merely taking' the paper. It means'paying for it in advance, for paying whenever it is (most convenient works a distinct hardship on the publisher and actually hinders hinj^ from ' doing his best with and by the paper And, again, support means help in other ways, It means tfiat you help to make the paper'newsier. If you RULING MAY QUASH CASES Scores of Prosecutions Started by Dalrymple Affected by New Order. Ch lea fro, Fe!>. 2S. —"Due process of law," tlio point upon which ^ 3fc- Donoiifrli, tlie liKlitiuji prosecutor ot Iron KiviT. Jlicii., -made iiis defiant stanil tigainsi the charge of the dry brljraile ooinninnilPd 'b'y Jiiij. Pstlrym- plc, has I'plioiinrtcrt from (he nnrHinm conti'ovorsy to make its stin^ felt siKniii in some of the local nctivijie-; op tlie. prohibition officerw. Scores of v.-lii^ky proseciitinns start- eO here by l^alryp.iple's cohorts now are expected fo he rlM'rnrn out nf rnuri IxM-ause nrre.^t^ anil s-eixtires \ver» inndo withor.t "i.lnc process"—without Only. Mvorn unit jniflmrixml warrants. This fact lonmet! out of the complex after deve.lopii'enls nf the abortive •'liooscrfi^htiti.q-" • invasion ns a ro-ulr. of an opinion e-irculnfcd amotiR federal oflicera Tliursday by. United Oistrict AH'irno.v Clyne on orders from Wnshinjxlon. He tiint no provernnient agent bas imthorltr to enter any home or place of bjisineSs unless armed with a warrant .or other Justifying lejinl writ. France t* Seize Autos. Paris. Feb. 28.—Tlie cabinet decided to seek legislation authorizing the requisition of automobiles as a relief measure in the big railroad strike. U, S, SNUBS RED PLAN Washington to Ignore Plea From Soviet Government. It Is Regarded -as Merely an Attempt to Spread Bolshevik Propaganda. Washington, Feb. 28.—Soviet Russia's proposal to the United States for I>euce will receive • no consideration from the American government, it was said-at the state department. The 'proposal, addressed to the United- States, Japan and Iloumunia, was received at the department, having been forwarded by Minister Morris at Stockholm. It was picked up there by radio after H had been sent broadcast by the soviet wireless station nt Moscow. • -- . . Officials said it did -not' differ from previous proposals made by the bol- sheviki to the great powers, and that it would not be.made public, as it was regarded lordly us an effort to further soviet propaganda throughout the world. A resolution asking the president to "re-establish full and cordial relationship with the government of Russia" was introduced by Senator France (Rep.), Maryland. Among other things, it would provide for lifting the 'embargo against, shipment of goods to Russia, for withdrawal of American troops from Russian soil, -Uici for "negotiation concerning any explanations or reparations which may be due from this country because 'of our invasion of Russian territory.". RECEIVER FOR PACKING FIRM Banker Is Appointed to 35,000,000 Associated Company in Des I Moines, la. Des Moinns, In.', Feb. 2S.—.Tohn Cavanaugh, president of the Des Moiues National bank, was appointed receiver for the Associated Packing company of Des Mo'iues, capitalized at $5,000,000, upon'petition of H. SI. Havner, state's attorney general. -The appointment was made in ."district court. Atorney General Havner alleged fraud In the organization of the company, and,in. of stock. The petition charges, that. about $3,000,000 of the stock was sold in Iowa: 110 statement was made on, behalf. of the company. ON ARRANGEMENT OF AD Says Printer in Free Press; Ifisplay arid Mechanical Ad Department Must be Magician—Gratified to See . Paper Handle Ads so Well. Orie of t the largest furniture • companies tn the country has commended very! highly the Free Press! .display pd .and mechanical department for fhe-aianner in which the Free Press disjiljiyed and arranged an /advertisement for the company's customer here —StotlarV-and Federer Hardware and Furniture Co. Word's of praise of this nature coming from one of the biggest firms in. the country, causes the Free •Press to have further confidence that it is equipped and able to display, properly, effectively and 'attractively ad copy of local firms. This the Fre'e Press -is glad it is able to "do for its customers. ••.'•;. The letter from.the Chittenderi and Eastman Co.-fallows: 'Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1920. Stotlar-Ffederer, Carbondale, Dl. Gentleineu: i-wjij^iyou to tell your printer that I -thifflk.he must -be a magician. "Wjhen I'sent you the copy for the newspaper advertisement, it did not impress me very highly,-hut from the way he has displayed it and arranged it, it-has made an advertisement, which I believe will 1 bring you good results. So much of the value of an advertisement depends upoo the kind of type lised, the display and arrangement,- that it is -a. great pleasure, to see a newspaper' man. who understands so wfll how. to get the best valu,e out of copy,-send to him. I am. more'than pleased with the appearance of this 'advertisement. . .; , Yours truly, ' Chittendein & Eastman Co. ~'~'"~ ' "MiR.. kelsey, " ' Advertising Manager.,. QUIZ NAVY ON ENLISTING''.AGE House Nava! Committee Hears Hundreds of Boys Under 17 Are Taken in Service. Washington, Feb. .28.—The house naval committee called on the" navy department for an explanation of reports that hundreds of boys under seventeen' years of age have been enlisted in the service. A statement to the committee by Major General Barnett, commandant of ..the marine corps, that the captain of ii battleship -recently -had told, him that 00 per cent of his crew were "worthless boys under seventeen -yean old" prompted the !n- .qulry. . ; '• '. General Barhett recommended' an authorized strength of 27,400 men for the marine corps and . an' increase of pay on the scale proposed for" the army and. navy. He also .favored a peace-time . enlistment, period of two. years. ' ' ' RAIL BILL BACK TO WILSON Attorney .General Palmer's -Opinion Finds No Legal Flaws in Compromise Measure. Washington, Feb. 28.—The compromise railroad' bill was returned'to the White. House by the department of -justice to whirti it was referred. Wednesday for mi opinion as to its validity.'" Attorney General Palmer informed the president that he saw no constitutional ob.iectifin to the measure. Later the president ordered the bill sent to Dircoior General Hines for his opinion. .Mr. Hinns already lias studied: the meiiRure, and is understood to take tile view tlinr the law is Hie best- that can be li:ul under present circumstances. • Dayton, O.. Fob. iS.—Muj. Ruilulp!.' f'du-wdfr lirsi/rt; liic-. one-man roeon! .for altltiKU; liciu by K;il;incl Roll!? when his ]> IVrrp plane dimbe.i.l ;!7,000 .fe<>r (esliiiiwrpfl) over Dayton. In the iliflit Si-lirDwlfr's oxygen rnn'fc' jrav-e out, ;>m! [us ship f ( >H six miiof, before riiflilinjj itself-. Tile gas tank hurst, nmkinir ;* ?::io!,-i\f:m bohinrl the I'alHns miiclilno, VhiHi,wr.«i talren lien- for n ermier. . . The. temperature :it'this hei'jrht -vvnf' 55 rleffj-ces liolfm- .zero. HA fell. within •_ 2,000 tent of (he sronnd. before re- rainins_ consciousness sufficiently to |ight his 'machine.' Major Scliroeder 'ivas,.temporarily iilindeci; and is now tn a local hospital. '"Hi's "condi'tl'oh if. not seriotis. -.••".- Firm's! Name Changed to , 111. Underwriters Corp. By United Press: " . SPRINGFIELD,. 111., Feto. 28.—The Illinois Inter-Insuirera' Corporation of Carbondale today certified to -Secretary State Louis L. Emmersom to a change in name to the Illinois Underwriters Corporation!. •: This is .the automobile insurance company In the Hamilton building. PLAN FOR BONE ISSUE TOCOMPLETEHARDROAS CITES; DECREE FILED Attorney General Palmer Writes Last Chapter in Divorce. •' ment. MUST DEAL ONLY IN MEATS President Wilson Expected to Act on Compromise Railroad Bill Soon— No Constitutional Objection /to Measure.- .Washington, Feb. 28.—The agreed decree under which the ."Big 5" packers are forever.enjoined from engaging in any- line of business other than .that of handling meats' and produce was filed in the District of Columbia supreme court. It was submitted by Attorney General Palmer, who said Iti-"removed the menace of control of unrelated industries by the 'Big 5' and confined their activities in the future to' .the business, of distributing meat- and-, its by-products." Counsel for the packers in a statement to the court said the decree had been agreed to by the defendants, ."not because of .guilt, for they have not violated any law, but that the American people may be assured that there Is not the remotest possibility of a :foori monopoly,by the packers." It was submitted-by Attorney General Palmer, who. snid it "removes the menace of control of unrelated Indus- fries by the.big, five, ami .confines,th_eir_ activities 'in future to thebusiness "o? distributing meat and its by-products." To Restore Competition., Attorney.General Palmer, in a statement .' commenting on the effect of the packers' Qivorcement decree, said: "The decree which the department of justice bag brought about by .urgent insistence is'designed to rer-tore freedom of competition and increase the opportunities for'individual initiative in business which must in time bear good fruit for the public welfare. "These great aggregations of capital, which have come to be known as the' 'Big Five, 1 have been .able to dominate so many lines of trade, 'that their continued and "unrestrained growth constituted n real menace not only to American business, but to the American, consuming public as well. What Holdings .Packers Must Sell. "Under the. decree the chief packing companies, their subsidiaries, and principal, stockholders are compelled to sell preferably to live stock producers and the public— "All .their holdings in public stock yards; "All their interest in stock-yard railroads and terminals; "All their interest in market newspapers; • '..'• "AH their Interest in public cold-storage .warehouses, except that which is necessary for. their own 'meat products. , .''"They are barred forever from the retail meat business. Barred; From Dealing In Many Lines. "They : are barred forever .from "dealing In 'unrelated lines,' which include; Wholesale groceries; fresh, canned, dried, . salted fish; fresh, dried or canned vegetables; fresh, crushed, dried, evaporated or- canned fruits; confectioneries, : sirups, soda water fountain 'eupplies, molasses, honey; jams, jellies and preserves, .spices, sauces, relishes, .etc.; coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, nuts, flour, sugar, rice and cereals (with certain limited exceptions with respect to cereals), bread, wafers,, ''crackers, biscuit, sphagetti, vermicelli, macaroni^ cigars, ''china, furniture, and so forth: "They are required to T nbandon for- 'ever the use of tlieu 1 branch houses, route cars'and .auto tracks comprising their distributing system, - for any other t.hnn their own meats and dairy products; Must Not. Monopolize Any Food. "They are required to submit perpetually-"to the court's injunction 'forbidding all the defendants from dlre'jt- ly or indirectly maintaining any combination or conspiracy with themselves or 'other persons, to monopolize any food product in the United States, or Indulge in any unfair or unlawful practice. -..- ..-.-• •• .- ; ... .... "Moreover, the decree provides that Jurisdiction is. perpetually retained by the court for the purpose of taking ' further action -or .relief ng may -•;• '• • •. ' • • ': /• . .,_• ..<-• --w Meeting to be Held at Mur-- physboro to Launch Drive. 1 for |5.00,000 Bond bsae-— Also Includes Sections of Roads to West 'and; South. of Murphysboro. A plan lor a $500,000 bond issue in-. Miirphysboro township :with which to-. build - : : hard roads ••'.-. .will be coa-- sldered'at a meetiag' or^eitiz^ns andfi farmers, under the auspices ot th&- Mur.physboro Commercial' As^ociationi at the city hall at that place at 9:30- Monday morning. .''.'•'' The. proposed bond '..issue calls tar- enough. money to complete the havd 1 road : between Carb'ondale • and Mt»r~ physboro, connecting with the section.'which Carbondale has [built to the .township line to the. west. : It also in;eludes other .hard rosid sections, to the;: west : of Murphysboro" to Sand Ridg$- and to the south on the Jonesboro audi Popular- Ridge road. '•" be .necessary in the circuiustanee-s fen carry, out or enforce the degree. In brief, the decree removes the---• menace of- 'control of unrelated Indus-tries by the 'big: five' and confines their activities in future to the. business of" distributing meat and its' by-product* tinder an injunction which restrains^ them from unfair and- unlawful practices. • • "The decree Is sweeping In its scope-, and I am sure will be highly beneficial., to the public in its effect." POISON OLIVES TO N!NE CITIEST Kansas City Firm Reported to Have- Sent Dangerous Goods to '• ' Oklahoma. -Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 23.—Staffed* ripe olives, which may I»e danserons^ for human consumption, Imve been;- jshjppeil to nine cities in. Oklahoma- an'd. to'^ECansas City^'it waw announced''" by E. R. Smith, in charge of the, district office here of the federal bni'eatz- and drug inspection. Jnvestr— gation of the olives in the Kansas City- shipment is being made, he .said. SUES EX-BALL HEAD? \ Wife of Charles Weeghman Chicago Asks Divorce. Charges Former Owner of. "Cubs"* With Infidelity—Rise in For- '. * tune Was Rapid. . -*" Chicago, Feb. . 28.—Chnrles H^'.. Wecghninn, former baseball luagnaiff•'• and restaurant owner, is being sue*' for divorce. ' This was revealed when attaches of^ the superior .court were trying 'to locate "Lucky Charlie" and serve paper's* in the suit entered by Mrs. Bessie- . Webb Weeghmnn. Suit was filed late Thursday by Mr*. Weeghman's attorney, Jolm S. tfnm-' mer, and suppressed for service om • the representation that Weeghman- j had his grip packet and .wus'-'abont-j- to leave Chicago for .parts unkhow&, "Two or three times before whea he has been in trouble he has sought: safety in flight from the city," Mr_* Hummer told James French, nssistaiit.- chlef , clerk of the superior 'court... "Sometimes he would "recinin out ot" the city for two.or three weeks." l •• . .Mrs. Weeplinian charges adultery ini her bill and names two. dates. She- lalso asks for alimony rin<5 declares her: husband's income is $25,000 a year;. The Weeghmans were 'married Sep- - tember 3, 1890, and separated S September 1, 1919. There is one child, . Dorothy Jane, seven years old. Weeghman is forty-six years old- . his wife is siightiy younger. She ist-. a native, of .Tnnesville, Wis., and resides in the family residence at 5349;^ Sheridan road. Mr. 'Weeghman's rise in fortune and? baseball fame started in King's res- •tsurflnt in old Fifth-avenue.-He started there a score of years nso as s_ minor employee, became floor inannger- on the ."night side" and rose with"snch•• rapidity to the ownership of a string-: of loop restaurants that he gained the sobriquet of "Lucky Charlie." '.Then came Iho advent of the Federal league, anil "Luckv Charlie"" plunged into the baseball*" fieM wftfis<- B, vim, becoming' president of the Chicago Feds. Later, when tlie Feds went: to the wall, Weeghman'gained controP of the Chicago National league, tlra.-- Cubs., .'. ;; -. : . He continued as. owner of the Cubs*; for two years, then sold Uiem to William Wrigley, Jri'iu 'tlio winter o«r 1817.

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