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Carbondale, Illinois
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THE Jl 1 JLI—^ Carbondale~"Athens of Egypt." VOLUME 17. OARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1920. Notable Speakers on Teachers' Meet Program FAMOUS YALE PROFES-,, o njnipTC SORANDLORADOTAFT UlillNU!bl5 PART OF FIKE PROGRAM MEN More Than Half Number Said to Be Operators in Central Filld, , Southern Illinois Te'achers" Associa- ; tion Program Will be Rich- in Its Array of Speakers—Music a : i Feature. . The Free Pa-ess desires to call the attention of its readers to the ap-r preaching meeting of the Southern Illinois Teachers' Association, to be held here on April 1, 2, • and 3. The program to be given at that meeting is . remarkafole for its array of (brilliant talent. In) the judgment of the Normal, •school faculty it is the strongest ever offered to the teachers of Illinois. Dr. William Lyon Phelps, a most fascinating speaker, as all who heard him last" year know, will give four • addresses. .His subjects are "Mark Twain," Robert' Browning," "A Literary Pilgrimage in England," and "Two /Representatives of American Character—-tfonath an Edwards and Benjamin Franklin." ~ Lorado Taft, sculptor and lecturer of national reputation will speak on "The Sculpture of America"and "Beauty in the Home Town." Dr. Spares, of the University of Chicago, an accomplished scholar and speaker, will speak on "Education for -.Democracy," and "Moral Values of the School Curriculum;" . Dr._Foght, one of the great rural school experts in the United States, will address . the meeting on "The Rural Schools of Denmark" and "The Influence of the Rural Teacher upon the Future Prosperity of the Ameri• cari Nation." .Supt. Blair will give a brilliant exposition of "The Present Condition of our Teaching Force,"a theme consuming'interest today. . cial assistant United "staVes "attorney Assistant SuperinteniJent W. S. | general appointed to enforce tlie in- Bootii will address -the' Rural School | Junction order at Tlie time of the coal Section on "Better Rural School-s,"and 1 strikei - i™ 1 L. Ert Slack, former United UNION MEN ALSO INCLUDED Indictments Drawn Under Sections of the Lever Act and of the, Criminal Code — Penalty 'is H eavy. Indianapolis, .March 12. — Indictments charging conspiracy were returned against 125 mine operators and coal miners by u special federal grund jury in the United States district court here. " . Tlie charge, as reported, is conspiracy to enhance the price of necessaries by restricting distribution, limiting manufacture, :in'd by other means, an'd conspiracy to commit offenses npninst the United States, as defined in the criminal code. Xuines will not be announced' except as each Defendant is served with tlie indictment notice, it was said. Many Are Operators. All the men are said to be iictive in the field -which embraces Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and western Pennsylvania. More than one-half are said to be luirie operators. The indictments are drawn under sections of the Lever act and' of the The penalty upon con- to be a fine not-'ex"' crimin'al code. vktion is..-SMC .._ ceeding $10,000, or imprisonment for not more tlian two years, or both. ' The grand jury was called into special session to investigate die affairs of the coal.operators and miners. The jury offered its report 49 days later. It, was convened on December 17, 1910, but adjourned from time to time. The investigation was in charge of Dan W. Simms of Lafayette, Ind., spe- FOUR HURT IN AUTO WHEN TRUCK HITS GAR ATMURPHYSBORd MINERS'WAGES; COAL PRICE UP Miss Audrey Stone, Mrs. • Ruth Fritz, Hr'nter Price and Ray Drakej'Injured When Ford Is Rolled Over •1 .... Commission Recommends 25 Per Cent Cent After Truck. Collision , With Four persons sustained painful Minor injuries in an auto accident at Murphysiboro last evenlE:g, They were Miss Audrey Stone, Mrs. Ruth Fritz, Hunter Price-Vain.! Ray Drucek. The accident occurred when tfie machine in which the party was • riding collided with a truck. The four in. ttie Ford car were injured when their car turned over,.but were removed from the dangerous position before more serious injuries resulted. LOOKED FOR NEW WAR Sims Says 'Fleet Was Held Back by ; U. S. !,. but Labor Objects. • •!' Assistant.Superintendent J. C. Hanna will address the High School Section on "A Certain Condescension toward Teachers." ' ' • States district attorney, appointed after his term had expired to assist. 300 Witnesses Heard. It was 'said that the grand jury ex- Laratoed more than 300 persons, inc'.ud- persons, nc.u- A three reel moving picture of the . ing Dr. H. A. Gnrfield, former federal "Sargent Consolidated School" -wiH be fuel administrator, and many conl op- given' at .the 'Earth Theatre. school is said to he'the finest example This erntors .and union leaders. i Judge A. P. Anderson of the United iiincetl rlint !i •as to lie ooiiuijj 10 aaiu, (.u 'UB uitj lllieSL example «uv*^^ .-i. t . ^vuu^ifun ui lilt of the consolidated rural school in, states district court nn/iouncei America. - grand jury .investigation was. „ ... Delightful music will be provided ?, ad f ° n D< *«»"?er 4. 1310, and Mr! . . l/n/viweu SlopV ic^iipfl „ cfntnniQnf fl.t.*- «-K~ „„.. tb'-jughout the entire program. Vocal solos will "be given) by . Miss Mary Matthews and byWilliam Hays. Piano solos will be given by, Miss Hazel ,. Moore and Prof. Glenn C. Bainum. The Normal orchestra wiU furnish two thirty minute concerts. The Philharmonic Ensemble, ail organization of highly accomplished musicians, will appear at'ihe Friday evening session, April 2. ' ' '•' • The Free Press hopes that the citi- "~ zens of Carfbondale will plan not only to help support the AssociaUon,fmanci- ally and. ta/every other way, but also Slack issued a that tlie pu:-- tb take advantage of-this rich array of i V ?ts of the de] talent -such as we have never before' shmvin " " wt «> had brought to us at a single meeting. pose of tlie proposed investigation to determine "whether this is. a government of law or a group of men." . Judge Anderson's Qetermination to call the grand jury was based largely, according to Mr. Slack's statement, on the alleged facts disclosed in an information filed with the court that, officials of the miners' union had violated: the injunction and that-there were Indications that a conspiracy to violate the Lever act might be traced far beyond the officers of the United Mine Workers of ..America and the mine workers themselves.. The information set'out'the alleged and others, Admiral Produces Department Messages Indicating Such Belief at Senate Hearing. Washington, March 12.—Indications that tlie navy department withheld sending all available American naval craft to European waters early in the war because of a desire to keep the main body of the nation's sea strength intact for possible eventualities were container «ti Admiral Sims' testimony before the senate committee investigating the naval conduct of .the war., He rend a cablegram from the navy' department dated July 10 1 , 19171 ''containing an outline of the department's policy a-ud declaring that, "while a successful termination of the present war must always be the first allied aim and will probably result in diminished tension throughout the. world, the future position of the United States must in. no way be jeopardized by any disintegration of our main fighting fleet." Tlie snme^Rblegram, Admiral Sims said, coc-^iried this stateluent: "The navy department mnnonnces as its general plan of action the following: Its willingness to send- its minor fighting forces in any number not incompatible with home need to any field of action deemed advisable by tlie allied admiralty council; irs unwillingness as a matter of policy to separate any division from the main fleet for service abroad, although it is willing to send the entire battle ship fleet abroad to act as a united but co-operating unit when the emergency is deemed to warrant it" SUFFRAGE BY MARCH 23 WARD IS NOT RETROACTIVE Union Member Dissents and Will Submit x Minority Report—Operators .-Predict Higher Charge as Arbiters Report. Washington, March 12.—A 25 per cent wage increase for bituminous coal miners is recommended in a majority report of the commission appointed . by President "VVilson to settle the coal strike. ' • • • . Tlje wage increase proposed,will absorb the 14 per cent granted when the miners returned to'work last November^so tho.t tlie actual increase .is 11 p'lir cent over present wages. - -"' "The majority recommended that the checkoff system, by which the operators collect from the miners dues to the unions, be retained. It also recommended Hint the question of differentials be referred to a special commission to be Appointed by the joint wage scale conference and to report in two years. The •wage increase would not be WIFE OF FORMER CARBONDALE M. E. MINISTER DIES In the death announcement column e injunction had not only l>een disobeyed, but that the Lever act had 'been- and was then being "grossly, openly and. defiantly violated." U. S. GOODS FOR POLE ARMY of the Chicago Tiribun-e yesterday ap- [ Forces to Be Re-equipped With Sup- TW»arprt 3. Tlntl^O tPllinr. f\? +Vlo .Tar.*-^ 1 nli^o &lll*fh±l*.*^ !» A— : Alice -Paul, Leader of Woman's Party, Makes Prediction Following Action by West Virginia. Washington, March 12l—Suffrage for women will be an actuality by March 23, according to the predictions made by suffrage leaders after tlie ratification of the suffrage amendment by the West' Virginia legislature. "We expect ratification to follow immediately upon the convening of special sessions on March 22 in Washington and Delaware," said Miss Alice Paul,- leader of the National Woman's party. "The- full suffrage .state of Washington certainly will act promptly. In Delaware we believe our majority is safe, though not overwhelming. The large proportion of Republicans in the legislature of this, state makes the responsibility clear." , — peared a notice telling of the death of Mrs. Margaret J. Houts, widow of the late Rev.'-Th'os. F. Houts, .of Chicago. Rev. Houts. was pastor the Methodist church here several .years and is remembered by the early citizens of Carbondale. plies Purchased in America, Is Report. Warsaw, March 12.—The Polish Jinny will be re-equipped by the pur- ZETET1C SOCIETY PROGRAM The following Irish program will be rendered at the Zetetic Society tonight, in keeping with, St. Patrick's. day, March 17. s- Music—Dorothy Hale. Irish Song—Carl Gregg. Irish Superstitions—Ellis Crandall.! A 4d Man c Debate, Resolved that Ireland should'!, Daytona, Fla.,'March 12—W Rad- fcef givan. [home:. rule-r-AfBrmative,. way, 60 years old, of Sioux Falls, S. B., Gladys Steel, Clarence Stij&n; negative, was killed wien ie was struek by. ere. A formal contract has been signed between the Warsaw and the Washington governments, it is stated, under which the American liquidation board will sell 1o Poland sm:h of the surplus American army stores as -Poland may require. The Polish government will be given six: years' credit for its purchase, with interest at 0 ner ceiit. . l.ester Orr, lyilliam. FJoyil. ^ Irish? jokes—-Viola. Lurtk which was taxiing down teach preparatory rto flight. SAYS JENKINS WAS'IN PLOT Mexican Rebel Leader Tells of Former Consul's Relations -With . . Bandit Chief. • Mexico City. March 32.— rrneopia Psilncios, described af beinc a rplipl Eolonel and second in coininancl to lh« oanciit leader. Fedcrico Corholm.-'un- .ler pressure of a'"third dosree" examination by tho police of Punliln, told .'he inquisitors that he carried letters from Corboba to William 0. Jenkins, iornier United States consular ajrent it Puebla, for the purpose -of arranging details, for tlie kidnaping of Tenpins by Corboha. Paiacios was recenf-- y arrested at Piiebla because of his ilieged connections with Cordoba. made-retroactive. The eomiuission did not ask that tlie powers of the_jfuel administration be conferred on It. , Sought Big Increase. The miners originally demanded a 60 per cent increase in wages and a 30-hour week, but after conferences here with Secretary Wilson and the operators they modified their demands to. a 45 per Cent- increase. .;• When the strike was called off the miiiers were granted a temporary in- creasy -of 14 per cent until the com. mi £ 1= . io ", -could meet .find, hear all the facts: This increase was that held out for by former Fuel Administrator Garficld, who insisted that this -' advance added to those received during the war brought the miners' wages up to the level pf the cost of living. No change in working hours or conditions was recommended. John P. White, representing the miners, held out for a higher wage increase, it was said, and will submit a minority report. The majority made no recommendations as to price increase to corer tlie advance in wages. Itsj stati" .n't that it did not ask for fiiel adk.mistrntor po\vers was taken to mean that, it held that the question of Increased prices was one for the fuel administration to decide. . ' • Rembrandt Peale, representing the operators, joined with Henry M. Robinson, representing the public, in sign- Ins tho majority report. The report was submitted to 'the president only after rhe commission had labored for several days in an effort to compose its differences and make a unanimous report, as it was requested to'do in the letter from President Wilson creating it last November. Anthracite Workers Begin- Parley. New York, March 12.—The subcommittee of operators and miners appointed to negotiate a new wage agreement for -the anthracite coal miners held its first conference here. The sessions are expecte'fl to cor.timie for several weeks before a definite decision is reached. The high, cost of living will 'figure largely in tlie arguments of tlie mine workers for a 00 per cent wage increase, it was stated. .Volumes of statistics have been gathered by the sia^' tisticians of the United Mine Workers to show that their wages have not kept pace with the cost of. living. These will be (presented early in the subcommittees conferences. Operators to Raise Price. St. Louis. Mo., March .12.—Thomas T. Brewster. chairman of the coal operators' scale committee in the'central competitive field, asserted the price of coal would be raised if tlie 25 per cent wage i,ncre:tso be granted, as recommended by the commission appointed by President Wilson to settle the coal miners' strike. Mr. Brewster refused to approximate what the' price increase would be until he has received o.u- official copy of the commission's report. . '. NORMALTO Special to Free Presi:; (.•ROCK, ISLAND, 111;; March dl— The Southern- illii'ois, Normaiauniyersity basket ;.i> team ^won' IroinVMacoinb ' l 'i8 to 31 and" lost 'to' St'" : Vi'a'ltbB5 '"lasihnaght* 50 to 20.. . ,:St:. Viators is one o£ the strongest teams in the state tournament. St Viators 'beat Blackburn 59 to 20: DAUGHTER OF J. F. THROGMOBTON DIES Mrs. L. A. Rendleman Succumbs to •/Long Illness— Home Was at He'r- rin . but Died at -Home of -- _.„ • Parents Here. Mrs. -L..I A. Rendleman, died at the home of her .parents. -Mr and Mrs. J. P. Thr-ogmbrton, at 8 o'clock this morn- tog, following .an extended illness of a complication of diseases. Her tome was-at Herrin but she had been in Carbomdale for .the last three weeks. She was 26 years old. . ' •She is surviyed by her husband, her parents, four sisters, Mrs. James Thornton of this city, Mrs. Ella'Grif- fith, St. Louis, Mrs. RoscoeVaughn, Cartel-vine,- and Miss Oma Thirogmor- ton of this city. Also two brothers, Earl and Norman. The funeral will be conducted from the residence, of Mr .and Mrs. J. P. Thjrogmorton at 10 o'clock Sunday morndng by Rev. J. W. Merrill. Burial at Oakland cemetery. THREE KILLED IN A TORNADO Windstorm of Terrific Force at Nevada, Mo., Also "Does Damage . to Buildings. ' v 'Joplin. Mo., March 12. —Throo rrujj, Trerfe kllieu in a tornado- that struck Nevada, Mo.. GO miles northwest of destroying part of a three-story "DOWN ON THE FMBP ELKS POT LUCK SUPPEfc BARN DANCE SUCCESS They £ame to Town in TfidK- ' Clothes '•'— Womrn and .|Girls ; in House Dresses r—Bales • of" Stram^«n# ^ Wagon Wheels Gjface:; Dance HaD. One of the season's most enJoyaJWe- and novel entertainments took irlaee •. at the Elks Home' last evenin^i A, . rustic atmosphere in the form o£ a pot> : iluck supper and a harp dance prevadeC-ir and featured the evening's affair. r It:: was a "down ora the faran"biending oE7 . dress and decorations. Everybody grasped', tie situation and usj^. «aeir.- • imaginations. . The entertainment opened at TrSK- with a pot luck spread, the eats Being-, i prepared, and /brought by the women- and girls. They were, taken 'from a.'-. . market basket and spread upon bailsv of straw ku the basement. Some • -. spread on the floor. • Everything .'was devoid of form and style and enjoyed- ' with a wide range, of freedom in manner of eating an.d spread The. eats, were likewise in harmony -with the-: rest of the situation, "the plain -and' .-. ' wholesome sort." ' Much fun was -lent the affair By the • manner ~ol dress of both. tSe -women .-• and men. Women wore house dress- - es, gingham.calico — no firocks or frills were admitted. The men wore overalls*. dark' shirts, plow shoes ^ and the like,'... many ipreteentii% (laughable 'aspects- A when adorned by certain personalities- . The whole affair inspired a lightness-. ./ and freedom of spirit. Following the supper tame the - dance. The dance ball was » scene iresemibliug .afoarn. Bales o£~ straw, old wagon* wheels, plows.harn- ess and ' other familiar things which. grace the barn and barn yard, were- found on all sides of tie hall. Straw- bales wre used for seats. The musics • was furnished Iby a jazz 'band from- . lentralia. It was very satisfactory. The success • o£ last night's affair here, destroying part of a three-story e success ' ol la ^t -night's affair- building occupied by the. Bank of Ne- 1 6 P eaI 5 s well for the entertainment com— - vada and blowing'out win'doivs in'the HiiMee, the women arid girls and others. .• POVii'rrinncii - • tirTirt 'Uni« n >3 .;„ ™~i.; -j. _ T--J/ ILLINOIS WOMEN TO . VOTE Will Be Able to Ballot States Ratify 'Feder jTient. if Two More French Textile Strike Big. . Lllte. France, March 12.—The strike «« : textile, workers In Rpubalx aa4 Tnrcolng is total, tne number of persons idle being 650,000, according ; to.estimates: , ; ' .. : , ..-. . FIRE IN MINE; . Underground Disaster Reported at Pachuca; Near Mexico City- Rescue Work Impossible. Mexico City. March 12.—One hundred and thirty-sis minern. have not been, accounted for in the El BonJi mine at Pacfrna, a mining town near Mexico City' the state ot Hidalgo ; where fire broke iwnt,' according, to telephone advices. .The hent fr6in"'itne flame* .to «a«king ; rescue wort: impos- _nLi.^. ..••• I-.:.' •-. • ' •'• -. -. :•..,-". Springfield, 111., Mnwfli 12.—Illinois vornen will vote in the presidential irimary on April 13 if the states 'of Vasliington and Delaware ratify the uffrage amendment to the federal Constitution in time, according to the nterpretation of an opinion 'given by .ttorney. General Brundnge. It is expected both states will act n March 22. . PERSHIND TO VISIT PANAMA General Will Inspect Military Defenses of Canal Zone Late This , Month. Washington, March 12.—Gen.'Tersh- ing will leave about March 25 for the Panama canal zone to inspect fhe military -defenses there. This will constitute the last lap of his inspection tour of the nation's military posts. He will' be .away two or three weeks. VOTES AGAINST MINE STRIKE British Trade Unipn Congress Overwhelmingly Favors Peace—Seek Nationalization of Mines! London, Mnrch 12.—The special' trade union congress, in session here, voter! overwhelmingly against the strike policy and, in favor of cou'timied efforts, by 'constitutional means, to effect t;lie nationalization of .mines ", —— •• •') BRITAIN PUTS BLAME ON U, S. Earl Carzorr, Foreign .'Secretary, Talks of Responsibility for Turk• ish , Mixup.. London, March 12.—Blame for tlie trouble in -settling thp Turkish cfiies- T'on was laid at the iloor- of the Ignited States by Earl Curzovi, for.ejsn secretary, in explaining tlie pence con-, ferance's negotiations to tlie bouse of lords. • . . : • ; "The difficulty in. framing the treaty Is largely due to delay, and America is responsible -for the delay," Lord Curzon:'said.''• /. • '' '.'.-. The foreign secretary, added that th^peace.conferencellioped! that when .the .new - states : werie'rjset ; iip' in""Asln Minor, ;.howeVer f t;the v;Dnlted.: : Stiitesi *-''-''' who helped in making it a hit'. ORDERS GRAIN Senate to Investigate the United States Corporation Probe Is Aimed at Hoover—AshurstS. Suggests That the Senators Investigate Themselves. -. Washington, March 12.—An Investigation of the United States «rnin corporation was ordered by the .senate. '. Senator Reed's resolution; proposing : the inquiry as the. result of Hi* recent, report of tlie federal grand jury',.at Spokane, .Wash., was adopted nfte-r much discussion. ~~ The investigation will he liiacle fcjr the senate manufactures committee. The committee, of which Senator'J^a..- -. Follette (Rep.), Wisconsin, is chairman, will inquire into the .reported'' •' wheat pool, as well as the "dealings, • . operations, speculations and inanipn- ,- lations n 1 any there-has b'een" of th'c. .': corporation or its officials. 1 During the debate Senator Aslmrst : (Dem.), Arizona, charged that tho resolution was directed primarily at.l-Ter— bert Hoover and that it was u "part ot" a policy, that is being pursuoif. to- 1 throw- mud upon men who renderas/' valuable services during the-" war." ' "Instead of investigating, public oil)- . cials, let us investigate-ourselves, and','; find out why no vote-hris.been ta-iferr-x on the treaty." he sakl. "I iiiri- ns : much opposed to a White Hotisn irre- - concilible as I am to a senate irreonh-- cilabli;." v u Senator Ashurst- ch'nrsed flint "po!i--- ticiuns'; hoped to^keep the'Loapiie-.»( : >faiious before tlie counlpy as a -; screen < so they would not be called-upon to discuss military trniniiiff and public • ownership of public utilities, as well- as ttieir failure to appropriaje -8250.- -000,000 for irrigarinn purposes «nd to. • pass a-soHHe'r land ITT.W.. .; The time has come, be. sniil, when, 'masks sho.uld be torn from the faces; of a few people in and out of. tlie senate!" so the country can know who isr-; responsible. - ;-,... ' .. . .. "As a friend of .the .president" .Sen- • ntor -Aslmrst said; in 'concluding.- liitj..'- 'speecli; "as- one who has. loyally .fpl-^ lowed him, I solemnly declare to him- » this -morning: ....'• .:•".,. ' '•:'•:, .'. ' 'Vlf you want to kill yonrown because the senate straightens,out". : cro6ked limbs,, you'- must :take : the : re sppnsibility and • accept -the. verdict -of.'' :hlstory.',jr:v;;--^. : ! ': ; ---;5..^''^.,. _ .> v :^.: : "

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