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MAR.-'3-1620 • Carbondale—"Athens of Egypt." VOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, MAftCH 1,1920. t^v - j V X'.-,: £,«' "f*,\ ; NORMAL CLOSES SEASON WITH BLAZE OF GLORY, HUMBLING ST. LOUIS 0. Varsity Five Takes Billikens From Outset of Contest— j e Score Many Ringers Before Visitors G,et Their '* Bearings—Local Quintet Shakes Off "Jinx" and is Embraced by Dame Fortune in Saturday Night's Battle. »~ —: ' r " : 'Is GLven Farewell The Normal basket ball team Sat- . p arty g aturday N j ght Miiday night shook off the "Jinx" which "has been pursuing them for several Miss Avis Miller was hostess Satur- weeks and finished the home season in day eve ning at a farewell party for a blaze of glory by defeating the R usse n L. Smith, who leaves tonight strong-St Louis. University team, tor Baker city> Orei to work in , the ., 44,31^- State Highway Department, there. ;. .' The locals. got an even break, with ; Tue affair o£ Saturday night was giv- :I>ame Fortune .in. their -basket shoot- 1 e n - at the offices of, the State Highway ;. -ing and rolled in the ringers from all ' t Department and the time was spent in •• position to the high elation of the .dancing and playing five hundred. . large crowd witnessing the game. j T ne guests-were: Mr. and Mrs. L. Normal Takes Lead. j Schwartz, M-r. and Mrs. C..R. Dooling, Carbondale got away to a flying start Mr and Mrs _ L j HiHs . M i ases p ra nk- and had St. Louis .-beaten before the je Etherton, Delia Pranks, Saidee.En/ts- Big Town.boys knew the game was j minseri Beulah Rascoe, Helen Poley, begun. At one time the score was | p ra nces 'Entsmiuger, Gertrude Bck- 26-6 for Normal and the half Bended bard, MWdred Goings and'Avis Miller; j-28-11.' "The Maroons eased up 'in? the Messrs . Qscar Day, Ralph Dale, Elmer WILSON SIGNS RAILROAD BILL Transportation. Lines Go Back to , Private Control; Sunday ', ..:'' Night. PLEDGES FAIR WAGE BOARD ;ond period and the two teams >ke even on, baskets, each- getting ;ht counters. The Bi-llikens had a fast, heavy bunch of players but ttiey could not withstand the rapid fire attacks of the local boys. The visitors were adept in all the tricks of the trade, some of which produced rough playing but Referee Loomis never let the game get away from him. Local Boys on Toes. Knight.Felix Dyhrkopp, Russell Smith, H. J. Kasspl, Roy Huffman, Thomas Jennings, J. T^King, Louis Pappmeier, and Jesse Andrews. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dill An- 'nounce Daughter's Marriage Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dill today announced the marriage o£ their daughter, Miss Bessie Dill, to Mr. J. Homer Deadman which toook place at Lin- Young Bill Rude got a basket almost' co ] n( Ne.br., Feb. .25. before th.e'opehing whistle ceased, and looped them in consistently.aH'through Aliss Dill had .been in Lincoln, for the last two years, first attending a the game. Brooks played one of his j business-college there and later accept- best, games in spite of being.sick all. afternoon. Warhorse Doolin showed his versatility by playing a smashing game at running guard. Captain Carter was in poor physical shape but was in the gameup to the neck all thetime. Buzzy" Myers, ploying through the i game at center added some -needed ing a pos-ition as .bookkeeper for the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company. The couple are visiting friends in. Denver and other points in Colorado for a few weeks. A-newly furnished apartment awaits them in Fort Worth, Tex., where Mr. height to the line up and played a fine j Deadman is. connected with interests aggressive game. Merri-tt and Charlie Allen'-and 1 "Roberson played the last l:ew mi-mi tes in good style. Weber starred' for St." Louis with some fine floor work and some sensational shooting. Lineup. Normal, 44— " " : -" B. F. P. T. ',- . B.. F. P. T. Rude, If ..' 5 0 Brooks, rf ...... •"• 8 0 Myers, c"........;..; 3. 0 •Doolin, -rg, c .... 5 2 . Carter, bg ..; -. '. -.0 0 Roberson, bg 0 0 M. Allen, rg ..;... \.0. 0 C. Allen, If 0 0 St Louis University— ;•• • B. F. P. T. Eggler, If ,....„ 0 000 Weber, rf .. : -.7 5 0 1 Hermans, c i.. '• 3 0 0 0 Mueller, Ig '....».- 010 Deethelem, rg ..- -i.-S 0 3 0 Free throws missed—-Brooks 1, Doolin 2, Weber 4. Referee—Loomis, Centralia. in oil developments. AMERICAN LEGION MEETS WEDNESDAY NIGHT The Amer-ica-fl Legion will not meet tonight, but arrangements are being made fona big and important meeting Wednesday' night of this week. FORECAST FOR THE t-ERIOD * ,'.' MAR. 1, TO, MAR. 6, INCLUSIVE For Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys: Light snow first of week and again middle and last of 0 week. - Frequent temperature alter- 0 i nations. ITALY BEGINS FIUME SIEGE Stringent Blockade Is Established' Against Commodities — Only Children to Be Given Food. Murphysboro JSlks Are Bringing Irwin Cobb There Irwin S. Cobb, famous writer and lecturer, will appear at- Murphysboro under -the auspices of the Elks lodge of that place. The date for his com- infe will be some time in November or December. The contract for Mr. Cobh's appe'arence was made with the Saturday Evening Post, which company controls CoBb,. professionally. With him will also appear Albert Lindquest, ' tenor and protege of Carruso. Cobb is known and has griends in Carbondale, having been a newspaper reporfer in. Cairo and Pad'ucah, the latter his home town. •Fnime, Miircli 1. — A .siege of h'.is begun with a . Stringent blockade :i£a!nst • commodities, including foodstuffs. . . ' ! . "l-'erbnps we i:iay appear to In; lenient toward', those 'occupying Fi- nnic," saia (J«!ucral Ciiviglia of fhe f-'ovoniriK.-nf fort-es. ''biir-ir ,:s not so. We shall oxwcis'c :m iron l*ockadi? :i«iiii;st Tin: Ti.-nr: s n£ Gilbriele D'An- nniixio. 1 inn net ofTeVing them the slightest ;ito:n, b\it thp" children must lie cu'f-tMl lor. Tu:u is wliy I nliowcd 200 children \<* <-omc 1 one of Flume aiul pnicewl Hi Milan. " Tiie torrcsp'oiidciit hiis gleanud opinions of ::V sons hi Flume!. Thci.se -of die citixcnw wil.li \vlioni lie has talked seemed uiiariimnii!* Hint Hie situutiun was critical :uu] thnt the city now is in Ihe deppewt despair, financially and cninnicrcially. Couple Wed at • Murphysboro Sunday Edgar Clayton, elerk in the iTrain- , master's 'Department'at the' local di. vision office, and ...Miss Etta, Sanders were married at the home of the Baptist minister "in Murphysboro Sunday aftemodn at 3:30 o'clock. YANK IS KILLED IN KOVNO American Army instructor Named Harris Slain During Revolution In Lithuania, Warsaw Reports. Warsaw, March 1.—An American nnmed Harris \p reported to' hnve been killed during the re'cpnt'military. revolution lit Kovno, Taitlinania. Har- ris-Joinefl the .Lithuanian -army a few months npo ns nn instructor. The revolutionaiy • outbreak at-Kovno continues and martial, law has been proclaimed. Civilians are not permitted on 4 Jie streets after 8 p. m. ' Twenty-Six Months of Federal Control and Operation End—President Names Walker D. Mines to Wind Up Matters. Washington, March 1.—President Wilson signed the raili-oiul bill; making it a law. The legislation on which congress has worked intermittently for months heciuiie effective—tlie presi- xlent having approved it— tit the same time the roads were turned back by the government to their- owners at 12:01 o'clock Monday morning. '.'" Thus ends 20 months of federal control and operation of the lines. Some of Hie urgent journalistic advocates of government ownership hnve" within'the last week threatened Mr. Wilson that if h« sighed'tlils bill he would seal Hie doom nf the Democratic party, but lie signed it, nevcrtlieless. Replies to Unions. Tlie president issued a proclamation miming Walker D. Hines. under the provisions o£ the'act, to wind up all matters arising out of feder.il control. He nl.so sent his reply to .the 15 railway unions which have urged that pending wage disputes should be left to n bipartisan body—management? end men—to operate independently of the bill. The president took the position that the machinery set up by tlie new railroad act is ample to advance quick and fair settlements. He pointed out that the set itself sets forth 'that all carriers and their officers and employees shall exert every means possible to avoid a halt In transportation growing out of any dispute, and that whenever .possible disputes shall be decided in conference betv.-een representatives and employees. • -- •• •• Will Call Board at Once. Mr. Wilson holds that the plain intention of the bill wns that a bipartisan body should be set up to try to settle the pending wage problem. He told the unions he will at once call upon both sidus to .loin in selecting such a conuniltee. This board, he says, will be more than n satisfactory substitute for the' body of experts he recently suggested when tlie threatened strike of the maintenance of way men wns called off. . •• Concerning the labor board itself, on which Hires elements—the management, tlie workers ,and tlie public— are to have three members each., the president tells labor it is needlessly alarmed. "I cannot share the apprehension of yourselves and your constituents," he writes. Labor is Not Surprised. To the few labor leaders left in town the signing of the bill brought no surprise. The sentiment appeared to be that the promise of the president to expedite action on the pending wage disputes through a bipartisan agency would have a tonic effect on the situation. The big leaders scouted the idea of any widespread strike, although sporadic walkouts have been bobbing up for some time. So far as the act itself goes, It is projected into politics and .labor's move will be into the congressional elections, with the aim of getting what amendments it desires from the next Congress. By then., the* act may prove to work better than its critics estimate or, again, it may not. DECLARED MOST HAND SOME THEATRE IN I SOUTHERN ILLINOIS—COST. NEAR $60,000— SEATING CAPACITY 1000 INTERIOR WON- BERFUL ;IN ITS GRANDEUR AND ARTISTIC DESIGNS^FIRST SHOW WAS-MATINEE THIS AFTERN001NV-MAGNIPICENT PIPE ORGAN FEATURE OF THEATRE—OPENING EAGERLY AWAITED BY CARBONDALE PEOPLE. EVERYTHING AS USUAL WITH RAILROADS HERE IN RETURN TO Today the grand opening of the New Earth "Theatre—"the theatre beautiful"—took place. Large numbers of. persons attended the matinee this- aftef- •nioon, the first show'to be given in the new theatre. -Every) one was captivated, with the .beauty, grandeur and architectural splendor of the building... A,marked atmosphere"qf-satisfaction, harmony and 1 artistic delight re- •sponds, .the minute .one passes through the entrance of the front doors. The pleasure being in the, fine vbuildin.'g—almost an awe, it is. ,TUe opening picture for the theatre today is "Soldiers of Fortune," the dramatization , and' picturization from Richard Harding Davis* famous short (story by the same name. This, picture is known as one Premier of cinema, productions. It is one of the very few great moving picture productions an'd the management of the new theatre justly feels fortunate-its patrons., will see .their first show in the theatre with a-motion'picture drama of this type. Added to this tomorrow's program will he featured with the appearance of (the Swiss Bell Ringers, a well known organization! The matinee opened at 2:30 and. continued'until 6'o'clock this afternoon. The evening program begins at 7 o'clock .and continues until 11; ' ' Carbondale has been looking forward with keen delight to the opening of the new Earth Theatre... - :' W.hite Plastic in liobby. " method ith-an the arc mercuric decti- EntCTi'ng the building itself are two fier. •' k swinging doors, which lead into-the; . Building Fire Proof, lobby, ^nished in beautiful snow plas- exits are provided for any case of We studeo, the ceiling inlaid, with rare ^ emergency. t This assures the public reproductions of Greek art. From tbV the ganger of fir.e is absolutely out of lobby 3 pairs of swinging -doors lead'; the "question. The stage', its scenery, into tli-e foyer of the, theatre: f The j the picture screen, the curtain and all foyer opera to the isles of the theatre through-out,'the building in every detail, auditorium itself.' Between the foyer, '.has- beeajhe first consideration with Co' tKe'rear-orthe auditorium,' is hung 'features" for;tne'attracti' " gorgeous old lose draperies. The .building, wood work in the foyer and lobby is of the -best'qiia'-ier sawed cufe-, rubbed and varnish fin .-h. 'ihe floor of the lobby is of octagon tile. POLICE RAID GERMAN REDS Communist Meeting at Durlach,, Near Karlsruhe, Broken Up—To Deport Foreigners. Kfirlsmlie. March 1.—A secret conference of German' communists at Diirlach, three-miles from here, was broken up by the police. Representatives from Austria, Poland, Russia ti Switzerland'were present. They will he detained pending arrangements for their expulsion from Germany. WON'T SELL TO GERMANY Italy Refuses to Dispose of Villa to Berlin Government for Embassy. • Rome. March ].—The. government denies the x possible sale of the Wal- konsM. villa, belonging to the Marches Campanari, as the seat of the German embassy here. Recently the Rome newspapers. have been protest- Ing against any attempt by Germany to purchase this villa. Old Ivory Dominating Finish. The auditorium '-of the theatre is Price to. Remain Same. The management of th'«'New Barth Theatre assures the patrons of the show that the prices win remain the same. No increase will be. made for side wall are three dragon designed lights and fan- brackets. To the front of the auditorium on each side of the procenium arch and the stage is a Ibox for patrons. These are-the only "two in the house. There are however. 100 loge seats in the rear of the auditorium reserved to assure special attention tO'.theatre parties,illust<rating the,faith- of.the management of the show in the finished with old ivory stucco. It is 95 the :aew buil(Jin S. The only increase feet in length and 40 feet wide. On 1 £rom time to Mme in admission will •the ways of either side are three j be made to give lthe V e °V le of Carbon- stucco Roman wall arches, each with a ! dale a mo ™S picture show with the figure'of Grecian. seulpture.Hung from Duality of pictures of .the city. The the ceiling "of the auditorium are six - new tneatr e now has the necessary beautiful urn electric lights. On each e( l ui " raen t and facilities for this reward for the public. - ' $9,000 Orchestral Pipe Organ. None of the features of the new theatre are of more importance.or is there any which will lend more to the pleasure of those attending a show in the theatre tham the magnificent new orchestral pipe organ ,which has been purchased and "installed.-at a cost of SO^OOW. The organ approaches are feasibility o~f theatre parties. Uphol- : ] nearly as instrunientally possible.the fine tone discriminations of the human voice, declared-the most perfect, described as ithe vox manica. It is equipped with, the beat powers of syn- chroanization of a picture with music —a blending of the mood of the picture with the music. It is equipped with pistol shots, auto horns and other features for the portraying of the action in the picture. The volume anjj tone color of the Instrument's music is declared most excellent. Miss Jacobs of Chicago, a Lyon^'mid Healy Music Co. expert pipe organist, will play the instrument for'the show for the time being. • She is said ito be- one stered seats will be installed in the first three rows -in the balcony. Magnificent Arch .Frames Stage.. The magnSficent arch which frames the" stage is 18 feet high and 26 feet widte, providing ample space for the most excellent display of pictures. The pictures will be thrown on one of the best asbestos flame proof screens-,. the best obtainable for theatres. The curtain is of a beautiful -artistic design, being a rare reproduction pf the famous painting the "Dance of the Wood Nym.phs," .by Carol. , .. The stage arch carries' with it a No New Orders' For Officer- Here —- Intimated Some- May be Expected Withist; Few Days—I. C. Operating Same as Usual. With the railroad going back to*private ownership this morning every- fining wasi' today moving, along as usual, according to division office a«F- vices of the I. C. here. No new orders or changes have yet- come in the wake of the roa<Js toeing.-relinquished by the government. It is intimated, however, this afternoon, at-'the superintenderit'sioffiee, some might • be expected within the next few days,.. nothing .drastic; howv'er. AH the employees seemed well satisfied -with the-. railroads again.-'going i back to their owners, afiter being operated by the- TJ. S. Railroad Administration for two years. r ' <• The Illinois Central -with the rest cf" the railroads in> the United States, re- ' turned' to their owners this morning. under all weather conditions. The. interior decorations painting, and varnishing work was x in charge of. Bis'plmghoff and Wiley. Seating Capacity 1,000. . The., seating, capacity ..is,- arranged;' for 1000. The seats used 1 are birch, wat nut finished, a duplicate aeat of those- • in the Normal auditorium. Thes'e aief • some of the best auditorium an«i. theatre seats on the market. Grecian frieze effect, constructed .of | o£ the-two or threei.best pipe,organ- plastic stucco-of old ivory. Hugh Stage for Productions. The stage is large enough to. handle the largest production'on the road. It is equipped with a 48 foot fly." The ists in Chicago. Maisic from all the instruments in an orchestra is found in the pfraying of. the organ. The/theatre is built of mat terra brick. This i's first' class building scenery is flame proof and o£ unusually' brick. The'building itself is 142 feet well, selected designs. Added to .the scenery equipment the spaciousness of the stagej 125 red, white and blue footlights to be used for stage effects. Wiith flhis a crescent spot light of seven-colors, the combinations of which makes .possible any desired colors- and | shades for lighting effects"' for the stage. This'is a rare feature-for any theatre. This is Ideated in the projecting foooth where the moving picture machines are operated.. The booth is fire proof and has qiitsicle exposure of light at the rear, being at,the top of the' balcony incline. For the picture machines are two, generator motors with which indirect current from the light' plant is converted into direct iniecessary and desirable for movinfe picture use. This is a more satisfactory- long, 40 |fee-t /wide and the- stage part 55' feet in height. The builder and- contractor is the Premo .Construction Co. of St. Louis. This firm -has built IS years, and declare the Barth theatre surpassing others in,many respects' The cost of the theatre, fully equipped and completed will be close to $60,000. . ' . The front of the theatre on the put- side is finished with- fancy, mat brick. The arch on the front is topped with terra cotta. Four lion head ornaments gracie the front of the-theatre. Glass marquis with'.'steel frames- .extend .out over the sid« walk- at the theatre front. The building is heated by vapor with the use of the" : wail radiator. This system provides Ijeat. with proper humidity at all times : of the year and FLU OVER FOR THIS YEA IS Medical ' Authorities Say the Next j Outbreak Will Occur in December, 1921. . • .Washington. March 1.—- With the? subsidence of tl'e present Influenza outbreak, the world' mny breathe easily for a "while. The next violent- epidemic will occur in December, 1921. • This is the conclusion from the'' in- - vestigations made by Dr. John Browrf- lee, who predicted in Hie London Lan.- - cet last Decorobbr there would be a re- - currence of influenza in January nf!6= "• February of this-year. • Medical authorities of the public-- .; health service jjere say Doctor Brown- • lee has probably reduced, what is called-the "periodicity" of influenza - to a known law. Doctor' Brownlee's in- - vestigations seem to sliov/ that . infill'- • enza occurs at regular Intervals of 331"' weeks; providing the thirty-third "vvoefc:- does not fall between Juno and December. ASIA PLANS WAR ON JAPS'- Terror Armies Arouse Korea, China > and Siberia—People Await Unity of Action. /' Cliieaso. Ma'rcli 1.—A Poking .special" to the Tribune says: "Unless Japan- withdraws from Siberia it will not only face a united Russia, but revolution 1 in Korea and possibly war fronr\ China. The cloud of a grout" general* war in the far East never was so black.: as at this nio-nent. Chfna, angry, and 1 ! only waiting for the right moment to • jump on Japan, Korea breathing re- • volt and Siberia determined to drive- • out the island race,, make a combination Japan can afford to view with/,* alarm." - , : , ITALY HAS MEATLESS Government "Orders Greater Restrictions in Feeding People Than bur- ing the War. Rome, March ].-pTho government has ordered greater restrictions in the- feeding of the people 1hon during the? war, because of diminished importations. In siddition, rationing toy-can^for nil necessaries has been re-established. Two meatlpss: rtnys havo beeni. ordered,- as well as the' closure or aW restaurants, hotels, clubs nriil any ot&- er places where foods nro spiiliud, air: eleven o'clock at night.

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