The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on March 5, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Friday, March 5, 1920
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i'% ^SvSK i;, '.-• '''.,'" ':;'.'. "••£;>*.. MAR ; THF 1 1 11—y Carbondale-—''Athens of JTOLUME17. CARBONDALE; IIIJNOIS, ^RIO)A3|MARCH 5,1920; NUMBER GOOD FRUIT YEAR SEEN IN COLD SNAP CONTRACT PRICK FOR STATE REPORTS FAVOR GOOD FRUIT YEAR PROSPECTS WITH GOLD KEEPING BUDS RACK Fruit Growers See Present Cold Snap Retarding Early Advance of Fruit Buds —Early Fruit Exposed to Killing Frost. . .•• .The unusual winter weather for '.'•.• jMareh the last few days has its virtues. Y~.<' 1 - : Sucb. weather is prospective of a good "fruit year, fruit growers aver. £ It is pointed out that colil weather ';e»rly in the spring and -late.' winter "'prevents the fruit trees from Ibudding, coming out to a stage to which a cold 'snap-later on would prove fatal, freezing the beginning of Iruit.'Cold weather at this time of. year keeps the sap down, delaying budding only to be exposed to "a, killing frost in the middle ot spring. . Peaches are particularly tender -in the bnd form and. if encouragd to come out early by warm weather in February and .'March the chances of the I MEET ON INTERCHURCH MOVEMENT In response, to an Inter-church: World Movement that all Missionary Societies hold-prayer 8erviceB,,the p. W. B. M. of the Christian Church met last evening at the home ot one of the members, Mrs. G. Ri Huffman on North Normal Aven'ne, with Mrs. MacFarlane as leader. The' program opeiied with a song, "My Lord and I" • A round table discnselon was made on the following subjects. "A Greater. Missionary Vision."— Mrs. Frank Meyers. "Better Leadership,"r-Mrs." Herbert Hays. . . " V. in One Oampaign,"r-Miss Julia Errett. "Christian Stewardship and the Family Altar,"—Mrs. Duncan Mac- Parian e. The topics were followed by a sea- ILLINOIS HARD ROADS NO HIGHER THAN OTHERS Bids on Construction of State Hard Roads in. Illinois Are Around the Same Figures at Other States-^Average $31,990 a Mile. SPRINGFIELD, 111,, March 4.—The Illinois highway department should ascertain what other states, are paying this year for road" construction. Are other states balking at the tiigh prices asked or are they intending to award contracts at present prices? If not, what is to be the policy in Illinois? The state department has obtained data showing that Illinois obtained concrete roads .last year at a.smaller cost per .mile than a number or other states. ' .... The 'average price in Illinois was given,by State Highway Superintendent Brad't. today as $31,997. The average in Texas last year, was $37,393 per aon of prayer, "That more time may mile of concrete highways, according ba devoted co prayer and the study of to the department's information. In the Bible." ." . • V The members planned to have union prayer services Easter week. The 0. W. B. M., Young Ladies Mission Circle, Girls Triangle .Mission Circle and the Mission Bund, orgaui- fruiti getting killed, are more than zations of the Christian Church, will fruit growers feel safe in;experiencing, be included. Hymn, ''SrlnBti I go in Empty Hand- The same is true of apples, pears and other fruits. "Woman Great Bene-- f actress"— Wed. Club The Wednesday Club met Wednes. day afternoon at the home o£ Mrs. J. P. Meister, on South Normal avenue, with Mesdames Meister and J. W. SMcTQnney as hostesses. (Miss Mary Steagall 'gave- an espec- ,i • ially interesting, .talk on "Woman as a I Claims Attitude in . Perfect Accord efl," was the closing number of the program. Light refreshments and a social hour followed. FRENCH WONT MODIFY Government Opposes Any Revision of Versailles Treaty. >se present were: Mesdames «"""-•'"• «,:. <. : Myers, Elizabeth -Entsminger, J. t&e treaty of iuA ™ T ™ , TT o c, \- modify her clai Public Benefactress." The members expressed their appreciation of the manner in which the subject was discussed. Those Frank P.' Gilbert, R. V. Black, E.' S. Scott, Heiibert Hays, A. D. Brubaker, H. W. Patterson, F. F.' Schuette, F. H. Colyer, J. A. Patterson, J. F. Meister, and J. W. McKinney; Miss Luella Amon, Miss Mary Steagall and Miss Anne McOmber. Mrs. Walter'F. Bagleson was the invited guest of the afternoon. King's Daughters in ••••'• Monthly Meeting The King's Daughters class held their regular monthly business ^ and social meeting at the home of Mrs.. A. "L. Shumaker, on West Jatikson St.; last night. The meeting opened wifch the class song. Following the song, Miss Julia Errett lead the -members in prayer. ... .--.-• The new officers elected.for the year are as follows: . President—Mrs. Robt. .Atkins. Vice President—Mrs v e. H. Hall. Sec.—Mrs.' Chas. JSnnter: Treas.—Mrs. A. .L. Shumaker. After the business -meeting the remainder of the evening was spent In a. social hour with Miss -Julia Errett giving a reading which was much en' joyed by all. :'• The evening ended with light re- freJRhments and every one ' present Tiaving a good time. With Sentiments of New Chamber of Deputies. Paris, March 0.—The French government will oppose any revision of that would claims on Germany, it was learned here. The attitude of Uie French government, according to the official point of view, is In perfect accord with the sentiments of tlie new chamber of deputies. It is held that any further concessions by the French government to .Germany. would not be tolerated by parliament, and, if made, the government would be overthrown. The French official view of the economic situation, it was stated in authoritative circles, is a.uite the same as that set forth in London,, that all Europe must be put on a prosperous basis. - .. The French, however, it was pointed out, arc beginning to think their allies have forgotten that France herself Is not on a prosperous basis and no,t in a position to make concessions that would affect her own economic interests to anyone, least of. all to Germany. Indiana it was $35,120; dn Kansas", $42, SS6; in New York, $33;286; in Pennsyl vania, $44,000; in Delaware, ?40(310;in Maryland, $33,735; Rhode Island, $38, 500; .and Tennessee, $32,250. . Only six states obtained a lower av erage price than Illinois according to the incomplete information received. Illinois built 165 miles of pe.nnanent roads. Only one other state constructed a larger amount. CUSTOMERS IN DEMAND FOR INCREASED RATES Or So Dispatches To Marion Papers and Individuals Say-^Objector N Said to Haye^Been Favored in Investigators' Reports. The following aispatcnes to the Marion ^Republican and Attorney S. E. Quini tor. themselves:. BLIZZARD TIES UP RAILROADS Worst Storm of the Winter Rasing in Middle Western States. BIG DROP IN TEMPERATURE OFFICIALS INSPECT ST. LOUIS DIVISION OF ILLINOIS CENTRAL High officials of the Illinois Central Railroad Company were on the St. L*mis division today on an Inspection 'trip. .The officials spent the night in Carbondale. Those in the party were: L. "W.Baldwin,, vice president in charge of operations; A. E. Clift, geneiral manager;' J. J. Pelly, general superintendent. The .officials '-were -accompanied by the officials of the St.Louis division. The rail heads^ were in private cars No. 9 and IS. SPRINGFIELD, March S (Special) —-The report.of the investigators for the_ Stata>;Public Utilities Commission of Illinois on the application of the Murphysbpro Telephone Company for increased jates was made public on Tuesday and is favorable to the objectors.--. The company'had been granted jji temporary increase in rates and ^hese have been opposed by-their patrons in every city in Southern Illinois. Judge A. D. Morgan of Herrin represented the phone subscribers, at £he, hearing. The report "holds that rate must be'based on original cost; that is, the actual money invested in property," according to ^recent opinion hhanded down by the Supreme Court.'" The commission has taken the report under advisement. ; ".-. . . , Marion' Post.: Attorney S. E. Quindry received a telegram Wednesday from Judge A. D. Morgan; .who is representing the people at the telephone hearing in Springfield Tuesday. It reads as follows : . > "Attorney S. E. Quindry, . Marion, Illinois. - . "Investigating report for Commis sion favorable to objectors.. The commission holds -that rates must be based on original cost—that 'is, actual money invested in property, a-c cording to recent 'opinion o'f Supreme court. Am sending you a copy o£ the summary madej by the- commission's expert by mail. Decision taken under advisement. '• • "A. D. Morgan." AN ERROR ADDITIONAL CENSUS FIGURES In last evening's issue of this paper appeared an advertisement under the ot Columbia Records, stating that this evening's .entertainment was under the management of the Weiler Music Co. This -was a mistake in setting -up the advertisement, cLue to a ^misunderstanding. We wish to state that the entertainment is not under the management of any music company whatever, neither is it booked through the Columbia Co. WJiile it 'is true that some of the' Columbia Co.'s best saxophone records are made by this sextette the Columbia people have no connection whatever with ithis entertainment. Together . with Baroness Rouskaya this entertainment is booked by the Barth Theatre Co., from Wanton and Livingston Inc., 33 West 42rid St., New York. fNormal Society in French Program Tonight The Zetetic Literary Society at the Normal will give a Trench .program tonight at the society hall. The French people and oation will be told of in the program. Following is the program: Talk—Miss Ruth Walters. Musfe—Van Brown. Notable Men of France—Harold Allen. Music—Miss Edna" Walters. Talk—Attorney T. B. F. Smith. BASKET BALL TEAM ON WAY TO TOURNEY ' • The Sparta high school basket .-ball ' team accompanied by about (thirty rooters, went through here today en ite to Herrin-. to enter ithe basket tournamentA They play their first game of the tourney tonight. Peorla's Increase in Population Is Nearly 14, and Cedar Rapids 38.9 Per Cent. Washington, March 5.—The third announcement of population statistics of the. fourteenth census issued .included the following cities: Peoria, HI., 7fl,121, an increase of 0,171, or 13.7 .per cent over 1910; Bloomington, ill., 28,638, increase 2,870,'or 11.1 per cent; Cedar Kaplds, la, 45-,566, increase 12,755, or 3S.9 per cent; Beauraout, Tex.. 35,351, increase 14,711, or 71.3 per cent; Bellevue, Ky., 7.379, increase 090, or 10.4 .per cent. Ce"dnr~ Rapids' increase in the thlr-' teenth census was 27.9 per cent,--aud in tlie twelfth census 42.4 per ceni. Bloomington's increase in those two censuses was 10.7 and 13.7 per cent, and Teoria's 19.3 and 3G.7 per cent. MRS.TIMMONS WINS DIVORCE Daughter of Late Charles W. Fairbanks Granted Decree at Indianapolis on Grounds of Nonsupport. Indianapolis, ImJ., March 5.—Mrs. Adelaide F. Tirnmons, daughter of tbe late Charles Warren Fairbanks, former vice president of the United States, was granted a divorce from John "W. Timmons. In her petition she,stated that she was married to Capt. John W. Timmons, U.; S. N.,,' September 19, 1903, and separated July 14, 1917; Non-support was the legal ground for desiring the divorce. She risked restoration of her maiden name. ' • , Rail Service U Demoralized by Bnov« Blockade—Relief Parties on Snow' .•hoe* Attempt to .Carry 'Sup- pile* to' Marooned: Pa«- •engera. '':' ' ' ' Chicago, Marcn. 0.—Reports from the West indicate that the worst general storm of the" winter" Is in progress. It originated in the mountain 'states and swept toward the middle western states, accompanied by .snow and greatly lowered temperature, crippling wire communication and,'railroad. traffic. The disturbance '-spread south ana east with diminished thermometer readings and snow and rain. The forecast for the : Chicago district, was for rain, snow, strong shift- Ing gales and decidedly colder weather. High winds, drifting snow -: and a temperature that fell 30 to 40 degrees to zero within a, few lipurs, isolated a number of eastern Colorado and Nebraska towns. Many States Affected. ' Sleet and snow preceded the storm developments In Kansas, western Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas, where almost springlike weather obtained. . Weather predictions .were that the severe cold in the Rocky mountain and plains states would continue with "increased intensity," -and temperatures would fall decidedly in the south Afc lantlc and east gulf states. Storm warnings were ordered displayed on the Texas const, ^east gulf coast" from Mobile to Carabelle, and on •the north Pacific coast. • .., Railroad service In southwestern Colorado, demoralized by snow blockade for several days, virtually was abandoned In some section's wlien tlie storm struck. Western Nebraska and southwestern Colorado towns reported the storm" was the worst experienced [ for 'thirty years. " • • ' ^ Only one train had entered Durango. Colo., In eleven days and-no train had moved at Silverton in' thirteen days. Passengers Are Snowbound. Relief parties on snowshoes are attempting to carry supplies Co passen"- Jolter, 111.. March ii.—A fl,rht for Iife" gers stranded on trains snowbound STATE ORDERS C.I. P. S. CO. TO INSTALL MAMS ON HESTER AND WALL By United Press: 'SPRINGFIELD, 111., March «'.—Tbe- State Public-Utilities Commission tor day Centered., an .order-requiring tc'ec Central. Illinois PublicvServicei.Opm- pany to install, at its own eipense, a 4 inch main on Hester .street and r a f. inch main; south on Wall street tot- serve Ray.yeaci and'w.'G. Splll«t»B* other .petitioners "with water' withim 60 days. The eompajhy also is to install tworflve hydrants on said maino 3 . the location to *e' designated-by •.the- .City of Carbondale. This improvement-' also must be completed' within FIGHTS CONVICTION CAR ROOF Sheriff of McDonough-.County, Illinois, Chases Prisoner to Top of Fast- Moving Train. FAMOUS ARTISTS- MUSICIANS AT NEW EARTH THEATRE" Members of the famous Saxopuone.-- Sextette to play at the -New, Ba'rthi Theatre 1 thie- Evening, lairrived tnte-- , morning. The. troupe included Baron-7 ess Norka Rpuskaya and Yerkes' re;- now-ned New York Novelty Jazz ' tra. The 'Baroness is a niece of the.' great Russian dancer, Pavalowa.. .''' The Saxophone Sextette is kiiowE . the, county f over as the famous Columbia Sextette. The program will be in music- ranging from opera, selections to all popular and novel hits of the present dayt' A program of dancing ranges from. the classical to the- most mbdern. The .-attraction is of big city dimensions. , * The organization is in charge of '. Keith. Pitman. . In an, advertisement in . yesterday's •-' paper it was' stated that the entertainment was given under the management of the Weiler Music Co. This was -. an error in setting up the advertisement due to a misunderstanding.. It is, not under the management of any' -music' booked by through the Inc., of New York City. While .it is • true the sextette has played records," for the Columbia 'Go., the firm has no- -BOT.OF 14 SHOOTS TEACHER Cincinnati Lad Resents Being Sent to Principal for Punishment— ' Pupils in Panic; Cincinnati, 0.. March S.-r-Angered' because his tenclier, .Beatrice (V Conner, had sent him to the principal'of the. "Douglass school for punishment, Lawrence Angel, fourteen years olfl, arose in his seat In his schoolroom and shot the tenclier through the arm. The pupils fled in panic.' The teacher stag^ gered to tlie door and fell. TURKISH SITUATION IS GRAVE «5abinet Resigns and the Sultan Calls Upon Izzet Pasha to Form New Ministry. Constantinople, March 5.—In view of the gravity of the situation, the cabinet resigned. The sultan iias 'called npon Marshal .Tzzet Pasha to form a new cabinet. ^ Algiers, Algeria, March 5.—A British squadron of four'battleships, one cruiser and ten destroyers has arrived here- Two Children Die in Fire. Cleveland, O., March 5.—Helen and Stanley Zinczkovski, aged four and two, were burned to deatli when their home was destroyed by 8re. \fter their father, Jacob ZInczkovski, rescued his eleven-month-old son, he ci- tempted to return for the other children, but names blocked his way. with a prisoner on-.the roof of-a pas- sensrrr train L'"ihpr GO miles nn hour., was thp stnry told by Sheriff' ~E. L. Sapp of AIcPonoiiRli county on arrival In Joliet with Frank Million, l.wenty- tliree years old, sentenced to tlie penitentiary for larceny._ After leaving Mncomb. Mullen was permitted to pd to the wasnroom at one end of the coach. Breaking the window, .he clambered to the roof of the train. Sheriff Sapp v broke down 1 ''the door and followed. Mullen, ran toward the rear of the train, followed by the sheriff. They grappled on the roof of the car and Sapp choked the prisoner into submission. $79,200 ROBBERY IN N. Y. Bank Messenger Minting With $77,000 In Checks and $2,200 in Cash — —Foul Play Feared. • New York,- March & —Police here began eenreh for n messenger of the First National Bank, -who has disappeared with about '$77,000 in checks and '52,200 in cash.. Officials • of the bank''•announced, they will prefer no charges against the. boy until they determine ; whether lie met .with • foul play. .-' • Votes to Enter League. .Stockholm, March !>.— -By a. vote of 152 to 07-the lower house of the diet, voted in f.ivor.of Swisdish membership in the League of Nations. The uppei chamber deferred its discussion of the question. BIG NEW PLANT FO~R GARY National Tube Company to at.,Once • Begin Erection of $40,000,000 Shops. Gary, In'd., Murch 0.—Ofllcial an- nouncement'was received here flitxt thf National Tube company \vill at on<.'<i -begin..the-erection in Gary o£ a mammoth- tube plant costing $40,000,OOC and giving employment to 10,000 men. .Work will start nest week on the construction of four .large blast furnaces, to be followed by tlie erection of miles of tube r mills, shops,, office buildings and other structures required for the plant. The company, which is subsidiary to the United States Steel corporation, :-wlll also construct a line ol street, railways into the plant af a •cost'of:more than a million dollars. near Cumbres Pass, Colo. Snow in the La Plata raining district in Colorado was reported twelve to 'twenty feet deep. Railroads received reports that heavy Damage bnd been' done in the .mountains, by earth and -snow slides and by lingo bowlders which had toppled over canyon- rimrooks to . rlie tracks. Street, car service in towns in.'the storm-swept. :m-a'. was Ihferrupreci ov abandoned. > Crews with snpwpio\vs \vei:e lit tempting to !;e<'|> c-Ieav tracks on mil- rondn running to the west e.p:>*t through,the niirr-hwn. plains nnd'rmi.isn- raln states, but all. trains were" tic- Northwest in Storm-°-.Grip.. Mitchell.' S. reported cut off from all railroads. The storm then Is continuing, with unabated .velocity. In the railroad cuts near liflt-cbeU crews are engaged with snowplows, but the flm- drifting snow filled up the cuts, paralyzing train. service on the St. Paul .and Omaha roads. TRY "POISON WHISKY" CASES Connecticut Court Will Sentence Four Defendants Friday—-Charged With Murder of 16 Persons. Hartford, Conn;, March .5.—Frank Eose, -Nathan Salsberg, Jacob Bronerwine and Saul Joseph, charged with murder in connection with sixteen deaths in this state at Christmas time from drinking wood alcohol "whisky" were allowed. to enter pleas of nolo, contendtre to .charges of manslaughter in the Superior court. ' They were remanded . to jail and, will be sentenced by Judge Maltbis on Friday. , LET GERMANY FLOAT LOAN Allied Council Sees Need of Action to Prevent Nation's Ruin, Says London Standard. . London/- .March 5.—The Evening Standard states.that the allied supreme council has decided to allow.Germany to launch ,an international loan, because :Jt is recognized that Germany ruined ivoukl mean a weak and dangerous spot in JEurope. The. loan; ttiV loan, the newspaper says, would take precedence over any - indemnity .pay- menfs- Germany make; called upon to company/, but' 1 fe- the Bartli Theatre,. Wiaton & Livingstoa/v connection" with the artists entertainment tonight. in the; IS NAMED FOR POSITION , ; AT SPRINGFIELD" Bert R. Burr has. accepted a position in the office of .State Auditor Andrew Russell at tbe state capital at. ' Springfield. He had been connected^ with the state prison at Chester previous to his Springfield appointments: Mr. Burr and his family/have been residing in Carbondale for the last months. . • . • National Bank Inspector Visits First National - Federal (National ..Bank ilnspeotot. Wood of St. Louis was here today making the customary inspection \ of tfia • First National Bank. The other banks. 1 -.of the city are inspected on different tales, no. two banks in the city being'' inspecjad on the same date. Mr. Wood makes bis inspection trips unt- r expectedly. ... LABOR MEN TO SEE WILSOii: Heads of Metal Trades' Unions Seek. President's Attitude on Wage Agreements in Shipyards. Washington',- Miircb '5.' — The in'terna— ' tional presidents of • organizations .fcn the metal trades department of tlie- American Federation of Labor, repr-- - sentfng 400,000 union whip \yorkers,.. have asked for a conference with President Wilson to' learn the govern^ ment's future attitude on wage awee— ments in • shipyards, it was learned. TURKEY LOSES EUROPE REALM' Stripped of Virtually All Her Terri-. tory — He-tains Only the Sacred Places. London,. March !5. — Turkey is- Rtvipped of vi'rtnnlly nil her 1 terrilor.v In Europe, but retain* tho places, by. .the treaty now being com— pletecl by tlie conixirence ol forcis» • ministers and-ambassadors, it became- known. Thrace was awarded to» Greece by tlie peace? conference, bufc, the present conference is charged witr& . the task of working oil plans whereby- the Turks will keep- control of tlie sacred places, and Adriaoople. Smyrnak will be placed under Gi-cek control^

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