The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on March 2, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Tuesday, March 2, 1920
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Garbondale-r-"Athens of Egypt.' YOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS; TUESDAY, MARCH 2,1920. I. C, OFFICIALS RESUME NEW LINEUP UNDER PRIVATE OPERATIONS Officials of I..C. Take New 9 .Titles and New Official Positions With Resumption of Private ( Operation— .Markham Resumes Presidency of Illinois Central. Many of the officials on the Illinois Central Railroad Co., who have been holding various positions under, the Government Railroad. Administration, have re-assumed official positions with - the Illinois Central. Some have received promotion, and others given new duties and titles^ The resump- tiou of the officials duties with their • former railroad was "effective March 1, the date on' which the railroads , returned to private control. Following is the new lineup tor of' fieials on the Illinois Central under private operation, as announced today:Chas. H. Markham, president; ^Eastern Regional Director under Federal control, C. W. Kittle, senior vice president; Federal manager under gov- . eminent control, L. W. Baldwin, vice president in charge o£lope.ration. General manager of Central of Georgia under government contrqj, F. B. Bowes, vice president of traffic under the Railroad Administration and the same under private operation.!!. P. Flaubert, vice president in charge of accounting. W. ^S. Horton, general counsel. A. S. Baldwin, vice president of Chicago Terminal Improvements. Baldwin •was chief engineer under government control. W. S. Summerhey purchasing -agent, assistant purchasing agent •under U. S. operation. D. R. Burbank, secretary and R. C. Connolly, treasurer. " Chicago Tribune Refuses Subscription Increase Here @ _ Due to Paper Shortage On account ot the serious white paper shortage, the Chicago Tribune has refused Frank Naumann, the local news dealer,"an increase in the number of papers for Carbondale. Mr. Naumann recently requested an increase in Tribunes of 25 a day. The Tribune Co. yesterday replied to his request, explaining it was impossible to grant the increase en account of the paper shortage. > With one of the largest papers in the United States cutting its subscription list on account of the paper short-' age, it may be appreciated when small city dailies tell of the straights they are in with regard to'the paper situ- tioni. It is beyond a question of price, it is whether or not any paper is in existeB.ce. DISTRICT WOMAN'S CLUBS BOARD IN SESSION AT ROBERTS The district board,of the twenty- fifth 'district of the Illinois Federation of Woman's Clubs met here today at the Hotel Roberts. About thirty woni- • ea from different towns- in 'this district attended, those on the board, office-Ts and heads ot various- departments. The meeting was called by- Mrs. Geo. Hess of Anna, president of this district. The purpose of the meeting is to at^tend td the accumulation of business matters of the district, as-it''was stated by the club women -today. The Federation meeting will be at Beaton, May 6 and 7. Normal Winter Term Closes 26; Spring Term April 6 The present winter term at the Normal will close Friday, March 26th. The spring term will open a-week from the following Tuesday, April 6th. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday o£ the week "between the two terms, the Southern Illinois Teachers' Institute will be in Tne vacation period between ths terms will be more than a week, 11 days. SUPT. ATWILL IN CHICAGO W. Atwill, superintendent of the St. Louis division of the Illinois Central, is in Chicago attending 'the monthly expense meeting of the railroad company. Plumbers Here Walkout On $10 Day Wage Demand The plumbers here have walked out in a demand for $10 a day .wage. The strike includes many Southern 'Illinois towns, Herein, Marion, Carterville arid a. number of other towns. No plumbers are working in any of these towns today. Plumbers have been, paid 87% cents am hour, making $7 a. day.. They are demanding $1.25 an.hour, making ?10 a day for eight hours.Employers and officials of the plumbers union in this district are working on an agreement today. No settlemenfh'ad been reached this afternoon. Five plumbers are out here, two at^ the Ideal shop and three at Wolff's place. UPHOLDS STEEL TRUST ROOSEVELT DESIRED LOWDENAS/LEADER Letter From Former President Printed by Governor's Manager. U. S. Supreme Court Denies Dis. solution Order. Highest Tribunal Dismisses Federal Government's Law Suit for Dissolution. .Washington, March 2.—The Supreme court upheld formation of the United 'States Steel corporation and subsidiary rumblnatlons iii the iron anil steel,industry. Refusing to dissolve the so-called "steel trust," the court dismissed the federal government's Sherman law suit for dissolution. Affirming the New -.Jersey federal court's decision to dismiss the government's prosecution, the.Supreme court declined to enjoin the restraint of trade charged and also denied au order to break up the super combination said to be the greatest industrial organization in the world, with assets of $2,000,000,000. " In interpreting the Sherman antitrust act, the court reversed the federal couvt decision which held that the statute did not prohibit resale price fixing' unless there was intention of creating.n monopoly. In rendering the decision Justice McKonna said that since 1911 no act in violation of law fan IH< charged against the Sleel"enrpnratif>n and that it was tin 1 opinion of the court thai She practices complained 'of by the government hud beo.n abandoned. Justice McKenna said that to grant Hie government's request fur disruption o£ the corporation and restore conditions in the industry as they yere 20 years ago would be impracticable. It would disrupt business, the decision said, anil would not be in the public 1 interest. CHICAGO, 111., March 1.—Gov. erbor Frank O. Lowden's presidential campaign managers today made public a letter written to Gov. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, shortly after-Lowden was. elected Governor, in which the former President expressed the hope that the Governor would "assume a position of leadership in the Republican party." -• '• . Col. Roosevelt's letter, dated Sagamore Hill, November 14, 1916,'follows: "Dea^- Governor—q^et me .heartily congratulate you. I earnestly hope you will now assume a position of leadership. We need leadership. What -.1 most desire is that you. shall bring the Republicans far enough forward to enable us to hold the Progressives far enough back to alignment." CLEVELAND FOR LABOR PEACE Committee of Chamber of Commerce Plans Negotiations With Worker Groups. Cleveland, O., March 2.—The committee on labor relations of the Cleveland chamber of commerce has formulated a labor relations policy, set forth in a declaration of principles concerning labor situations for Cleveland, said to be the first^ Instance in the country where a definite policy has been planned for a community by a group of leaders of industry and labor. Warren S. Stone, grand Chief of the Brotherhood of- Locomotive Engineers, is 'a member of the committee. "Bepresentatiwe negotiations," Is the term used by _the committee to replace collective bargaining. SAVE 184 FROM SHIPWRECK Steamer Bohemian Goes on Rocks— American Vessel in Distress. Halifax,-March 2.—The steamship Bohemian, bound for Liverpool from Boston with 184 passengers on board, went on the rocks 40 miles east of Siimbro, accordi:)« to a radio from the steamer picked up here. S. O. Scalls said the vessel was hekl fast on a~le<lpe and was in need of immediate assistance. The British steamci Mapleninre and several other ships dopdrteil to give uiil. The-Bohemian is of 5,5-14 tons. Later messages said that'tugs had rescued thu passengers and were bringing them to port.* MILITIA WHIP ASIA TRIBESMEN Kill 120 of Attacking Party in Fight in Kuram, AfghanistEji, Dispatch Says. • London, MsTrch 2.--A < from. India dated Fcbr-.:^i-y 2G reports that an'- axtnck of Mnngal and Zadran tribesmen in Kurara, Afghanistan,- 78 miles southeast of Kabal, was repulsed by Truis and Kuram militia. The aggressors lost 120 killed, the dispatch adds. •keep substantial U. S.-BRITAIN WIRELESS IS ON FULL HOUSE GREETS OPENING OF REVIVAL Song Evangelist Indicated Pleasure in His Return to Carbondale— Hopes for Good Results. Evangelist Ira' L -Deal begam his meetings at the Baptist church. Sunday;' A lull house greeted Mm at each service. Mr. Deal-in the morning, expressed his pleasure ait being back to Carbondale for another meeting and indiicafsd. hie- Jfeonfldence that good would result. He not only led the music /'yesterday- morning, but also brought the message along the line of conditions upon -which a revival can he expected. In the evening a-large chorus choir was present to help with the music. Mr. Deal is especially fortunate in his leadership of a chorus and so the song service^ was especially- helpful. The service.- Sunday night was in the nature of a consecration service. The meetings will continue each evening at 7:aO. There will also be a meeting each morning at 10 o'clock tor conference and prayer for those who find it ( possible to get away from dally -duties for that hour. Rev. Merrill preached last evening. . ^* r - ' GOMPERS RAPS RAIL BILL Direct Commercial Communication-'Between Nations Begins Wjth Private Control. New York, March 2.—Direct commercial wireless communication between the United States and the British isles opened when- trans-oceanic radio stations were relinquished by the government to the'ir,private owners., The first message 'in direct wireless communication between New Brunswick, N. J., ami the Carnarvon, Wales, stations, carried greetings from Edward .T. Nally, president of th» radio corporation of America to American pirectorflsaacs of the BritislTMarconi company and the circuit wa,?. operated continuously with commercial business thereafter. On (ho Pacific coast the stations at Marshall.'Collmns and-San Francisco began commercial communication with Kahucku and Kokohio in Hawaii, and Sunabaslii, Japan, it was announced by the radi" corporation. U. S. PROBES GRAIN 'SCANDAL' Attorney General Palmer Issues Statement Regarding the Spokane Grand Jury Accusations. Washington, March 2. — Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer issued the following formal statement in connection with the alleged wheat market scandal: "On February 7, a report of the Spokane (Wash.) grand jury, making certain accusations . against Max H. Houser. vice president of the United States Grain corporation, was the United States district court for the eastern district of Washington. On-February 13,' a certified copy of the report and recommendations was forwarded to Washington, where it was received on February 18. On the same day (February J8) the United States district attorney, at Portland, Ore.| In whose district Mr. Houser resides, was directed to .make a full and thorough investigation of the Spokane grand jury's charges. The investigation was promptly starred and is now under way. • Every facility possible is being given the district attorney." TROOPS KILL TWO IN MILAN Fire on Mob and Civilians Are Mortally Wounded—Work in City Is Suspended. ~ ' \ Milan, March 2.—As a result of a collision between'a crowd and the police here Sunday, in which The officers fired on the moh and two civilians were mortally - wounded, a general strike was declared at midnight. Work was suspended in the city. The clash occurred in connection with.a meeting of demobilized troops. The police fired when stones were.thrown from the crowd. The two wounded men died during the night. GEDDES AGREEABLE—WILSON Sir Auckland Indorsed for British Ambassador to United States—Will Be Received. Washington, March 2:—The British government-has been formally notified by, the state 'department that the appointment of Sir Auckland ' Geddes as British ambassador to the United States would be. thoroughly agreeable' to President Wilson. Says, However, A. F. of L. Will Take No Further Action in Re; gard to It. Miami. Fia.. March 2.—Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation, of Labor, who was here with other officials of the oxeoutivc council of the federation, sjiid that while or- ganizedllabor was" much opposed'to the railroad; bill as drafted, no further action wohld be taken in regard to it. "I speak far ibem all," he said, "when' T say tlmt the action of th>> president_iu signing the bill is to be regretted."' ATTEMPT .ON" LIFE OF ENVOY British Ambassador tp Finland Fired Upon at Helsingfors—No Arrests Made. London. Mai'oh H.—!t is authorlla- tively iHiinied lhar an unsuc ; <X'ssful attempt lias been made to assassinate Lord ACMOII, tin- British minister to Finland, at I-Ielsiiijrfors. The minister was driving to the •narket place in . the early 11101-111115; when Pilots were fired at him; but lie was not struclf. - No arrests hnve been uiacle. The motive for the attack has not be™ learned. QUAKE STOPS-CABLE SERVICE Puts Out of Business Wires to Soutli American Countries'—Steamer Making Repairs. NeV York, March 2.—Cable communication to Chile, Argentine, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil has been interrupted temporarily by earthquake disturbances in South America,' tin' All-America Cables announced here.. A cable steamer is making repairs. There is no delay pn messages to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Central America, it was stated. BLASCO IBANEZ Latest photograph of the famous Spanish poet-novelist, Blasco Ibanez, taken when he went to Washington to receive the degree of LL.D. from George Washington university.' NUMBER 12(?,, RAIL STRIKE LOOMS COUNTY HARD ROAD WITH NEW DECISION AT MEETINGJHURSDAY Despite Ithe Apparent Postponement, of Strike at Request of President Brotherhoods Ready to Make Strong Demands For 25 to 39 Per Cent Increase. -Chicago, March 2.- —The'; railway strike issue will be decided finally" at a meeting of railway union heads in Chicago next Thursday. Despite the apparent postponement of the proposed .strike two-weeks ago at'the request of President Wilson, the situation already has reached a new crisis. President Allen E.' Baker of the United Brotherhood of Maintenance of AVay. Employees announced from Detroit that a general call had been issued to the general chairmen and executive officers of- the brotherhood to meet on Thursday at ,the Atlantic hotel here -to take final action. The railway shop -laborers, also will be represented at the'meeting. Says Men Want to Strike. \ Mr. Baker declined to commit himself as to the probability of a strike, but asserted there is overwhelming evidence that, the temper of the brotherhood favors a strike. ^"No one officer of thp brotherhood has authority to say what action shall be taken," he said,- "but I am calling together those who have the authority. Regardless of what any other broth-, erhood may do, the maintenance of way men will decide the issue for themselves." Attaches of the Atlantic hotel said that neither organization had made reservations for the meeting nor had intimated their desire to yet. Rail workers Angry. Washington, March 2.—-With the railroads' of the nation passed- into the hands of private owners once more and ready to demand a rate increase of from 25 to 30 per cent, there imrne-. diately loomed up the possibility of a strike among the mil workers. Leaders here said that the new railroad alliance would prepare strike machinery at once to .meet the first hostile move by .the railroad companies. The president's reply to the railway men on their plea for higher wages has brought about general dissatisfaction among tlje men and leaders are worried. Shop Leader Says "Raw Deal." —>'We have had a raw deal," said .T. B. Mulloy, vice president of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and Shop Workers. "We have had one i'rom the government ever since .1018. The president-asked us to postpone our strike and we did so. Now he comes back^and-does-not even mention us in his letter and gives nothing .whatever to the railroad workers. . . '- . "We have- inen who are working for $2.2S a day,-and the highest, is paid only ?30 a week._ Since September 1. we have been watting for relief ami now the president asks us to wait still longer. We are tired, of waiting." No Strike, Say Leaders. Washington, March 2.—There-will be no nation-wide railroad strike. This positive announcement was made by high otBcials of the railway labor unions, representing the "more than 2,000,000 employees who operate the railroads, which passed into private operation "Monday morning., •Although these officials manifested the greatest resentment over the passage of the CummmsrEsch" bill .and its Indorsement by the president, they indicated that they will fall into line behind Samuel Gompers,'president of the American .Federation of Labor, who lias taken a "wimt's the use" attitude. The general view of labor on the legislation returning the roads to theiv private owners is that it is class legislation and that'll plays into the hands, of the operators. •-, PLAN SEES CERTAINTY ROADS BETWEEN CITES Meeting Held Yesterday tb> Launch Bond Issue Campaign f in Murphjsbbrp.. Township—Plan to; Spend $150*000 Within Five Years.- • ' : .-.- ••>>•...-.-• . •* • A hard roads meeting was held af. the city_hall Monday: morning,. a£.-. •which some steps were taken towardG inaugurating a campaign lor a, bond* issues to build hard-roads in Mirrphys- : boro township, says the Murphys(bor6» Republican-Era! The plan contemplates connecting^ with the hard roads Carbondale town- • ship has-built out toUhe Murphysboros- line, and also connecting with the>- tiard roads Sn the bottoms country andT to build some additional hard road on-', some of the roadways that-- connect -. with these two roads. It was stated at the meeting thaf. that ..state, will-finance a mile for each. ' mile the township finances, and it has; estimated that the" township could finance a little-over 4 miles, -which means that almost .9 miles of road.can be • built if the bond issue can l>e carried.' The law permits a y bond issue to be paid for with a levy of $1 on the hun-- dred, for five years, and ft-'.was stated' that the city assessment for'this year', is. $2,220;000.' The total for the town-" ship is" not complete but it -will Be-about $3,000,000, which -&ould give ?30,-000 a year for five years or $150,000" • in all,-which would give a little over- four miles of road. - As it is pretty certain enough money • can be : raised to connect with the Car- bondaie and/ Sand Ridge township lines thei%is little doiiSt but these tw-o roads_ will be specified in the petition." The Question o.t population. • served and other points will aid•• the comm!ittee .in determining wjiat other. • road-s will- be given attention. t The roads to .the North o£ Murph'ysboro < lead through other townships a<id this-territory will not be considered- Mrs. Graves to Siberia. San Francisco, March 2.—Mrs. -WI1-. liani S. Graves, wife of llajor General Graves, commander in chief of thp American .expeditionary* forces in Siberia, departed, for.Vladivostok on the trmiSDOi't Gi'Rjit Xorth^"~ Russ Reds .Take Stavropol. London, March;. 2.—rAfter -stubborn fighting the bolshevik! on Sunday occupied the town of Stavropol in the northern Caucasus, 'arpnrdlng to a b.:lslvjvik couimunic-atioa. Flowers ForpteJI Rain. The ordl'nary._:clqver and all .its varieties, including shamrock, are barometers. When rain Is coming the leaves shut together like the shells of an oyster. For a day. or two before rain comes their stems swell to ah appreciable extent, and stiffen so that the leaves are borne more uprightly, than nsuni.. This -stem swelling when rain is expected Is a feature of many Oxrw- ering jyusaes. (Denies Guilt in"Ante Cases— Arrested by Sheriff in Calif. Charley Thompson, 'who was indicted at arurphysboro some time ago ire connection with some stolen automobiles, arrived (an 'Murphyeboro yesterday in custody of Sheriff James W_ Gibson. Thompson gave ibond for his- appearance in the circuit court; He denies his guilt in any -connection with the charge on which he wa's arrested. _ He was brought to this- county, from-,-. Pomona, Calif., where- S&eriff Gibsonr.,., went-after him two weeks-ago. FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF" SCHOOL. TALK AT CHAPEL. HOUR" ; Ur. C. E. Allen,. former vice president of the Normal school, now president of the State Normal School, at. Valley City, N. D., gave an .'interesting', talk at the chapel hour o.t the NormaH yesterday. He spote highly o£ the-- iorogress of the school here, and told' interesting facte of. interest of-the,Normal .school of which h« is head. Pr- Allen has been attending a meeting of ' the Department of Superin.ten-deii'ey'of-..' the National Educational Association/ .which met at Cleveland, Ohio, last weelft - ' Rev. Chas: W. Sabine, Well 1 Known M. E. Minister Dies.; Rev. Chas. Sabine, aged 82 years,: died at the home.of his son, Dr. R.S. Sabine at ITurphysboro, minister iir the Southerra Illinois conference for 45 years. He-was a graduate of Ohio Weslyan • University. Rev : Sabine • served in the Civil War.. He has held • pastorates in fifteen Southern Illinois, towns. . The funeral services will he held at the M. E. church at Murphysuoro tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. 'Requisition For Mounds Bank Yeggs SPRINGFIELD, ' ill., March !.<-& reauisitipn-was filed Aoday' for the re^ turn to Puiaski county of: George How- - ard and Harry ColeraaB, wanted ora ai cbTarge of robbing - thpsfirst National- bank at-Mounds, HI., of $7438, on Fet>... 9, last. The men arc tinder arrest. „ in Sf.. Louis. . . . "'

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