Pratt Daily Tribune from Pratt, Kansas on November 30, 1920 · 1
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Pratt, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 30, 1920
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1 s Member United Press vniy vaiiy newspaper in rrarx uouniy-umaai uiry raper. hiATT DAILY TRIBUNE. News While It's News VOLUME IV. PRATT, PRATT COUNTY, KANSAS, TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 1920. NUMBER 234. BIG PROBLEMS FOR GOVERNORS Six Important Questions to Come Before Annual Conference of Gov-t rnors at Harrishurg. FIGHT ON BLUE SUNDAY" LAWS Lord's Day Alliance Fathering Drive lor Legislation in Thirty States. K. of C. Opposes Drive. ALLEN ON THE PROGRAM LABOR IS TAKING SIDES Expect !0 Present and Newly Elected State Executives to Participate. Opens Wednesday, i Harrisbnrg, Pa., Nov. HO. Six important problems confronting the states at the present time were scheduled to be taken up at the governors' conference here, Dec. 1, 2, and 3. About 35 governors and from 10 to 15 governors-elect are expected to be present. Federal encroachment on state authority and functions are to be discussed by Governors Robert A. Cooper of South Carolina and Robert D. Carey of Wyoming in papers on "The Decentralization of Governmental Functions and Activities." Governor Frank O'. Lowden of Illinois and Gov. Percival Clement of Vermont have also been asked by Miles C. Riley, secretary of the con ference, to prepare papers on the same topic. State railroad commissioners, who are vitally interested in the question of federal usurpation of state authority on account of the powers granted the interstate commerce commission, will present a report through their national organization. Members of the commission on uniform state laws will also have something to say on the subject. The report of the Lockwood commission In New York state, charging combines and intrigues among contractors, material men, and labor leaders and alleging the existence of "graft on a royal scale," will undoubtedly be taken up by Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York in a discussion of "Housing Problems and Ways and Means of Promoting Home Ownership." The housing problem is particularly acute 'in utiian districts, and the revelations made to the investigators furnish one clue to the reasons for the crisis. The rural phase of the housing problem will be an important part of a discussion on the South Dakota rural credits law by Gov. Peter Norbeek of that state. The South Dakota law is designed to provide state loans to prospective farm owners. The Kansas industrial relations court, bitterly assaiVed by Samuel Gompers and other labor leaders and as ardently defended by its authors, will be discussed by Gov. Henry J. Allen. Governor Allen was the principal figure in the enactment of the law designed to prevent industrial disputes and troubles. The topic will probably pave the way for a general discussion by the governors of the entire labor situation. Gov. William C. Sproul of Pennsylvania will address the conference on "State Income and Disbursements." He will take up in his paper means of providing money to meet increases in state expenses. "The Budget and State Business Methods" will be discussed by Gov. John G. Townsend of Delaware. The sixth topic scheduled for discussion will be "The General Agricultural Situation," phases of which will be taken up by Gov. John M. Parker of Louisiana. Many Organizations Lining Vt For or Against Stricter Sabbath Observance Regulations. New York, Nov. 30. The fight for "blue Sunday" legislation in thirty state legislatures, fathered by the Lord's Day Alliance, became more bitter today with various organizations lining up for or against the question. James M. Flaherty, head of ! the Knights of Columbus, announced Saturday that that organization did not oppose "sane reform" but said the K. of C. was against prohibition of Sunday sports. Samuel Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labor, denounced those back of the "puritan drive' for assuming they are working in behalf of the laboring man. "Labor has not called on them for assistance and they can not speak for labor," said Gompers. "The man who works has a right to spend Sunday in wholesome recreation." Many leaders of the Anti-Saloon League, which played a big part in making the country dry, have joined the new movement. Dr. E. C. Din-widdie, who is centering his efforts on the District of Columbia, said it was the plan to have congress pass strict Sunday laws for the district and for insular possessions, army and navy reservations as the first step in the fight. Later, it is understood, agitation will be started for an amendment to the constitution which will form the basis of strict Sabbath law. Putting the ban on Sunday theatres, cigar stores, soda fountains, gas stations, and newspapers is contemplated. Dr. HarTy L. Bowlby, general sec-votary of the Lord's Day Alliance, asked heads of New York transportation lines to curtail service on Sunday so as just to meet needs of church-goers. Similar requests will be made in other cities. Mexico's Threat By MORRIS r 00000000000000 o KANSAS CITY MARKETS OOOOOOOOOOOOOOi Livestock. Cattle receipts 15,000; market slow. Steers, $7.50 to $15.25; cows and heifers, $3.50 to $11.75. Hog receipts 17.000; market higher. Bulk of sales, $9.75 to $10.15; top, 10.25. Grains. Wheat receipts 118 cars; market unchanged. No. 2 hard, $1.61; No. 2 red, $1.80. Corn unchanged. No. 2 white, 71c to 72c. Local Grain Market. (Furnished by J. H. Magruder.) No. 1 wheat, $1.30. FEDERAL AGENTS GO TO OMAHA ON BANDIT "TIP" Kansas City, Nov. 30. Two federal operatives left today for Omaha where they will attempt to locate $28,000 which Keith Collins, alleged mail car bandit, has confessed to stealing there. According to the latest version of Collins' confession of the Council Bluffs mail car robbery, he claims to have burned the bonds and hid the cash. A Protected by George Adams. SCHOLARSHIP AT K. U. GOOD Nearly 82 Per Cent of Students Last Year Had Grades of 75 or Better. Make Rapid Gains. R. R. SITUATION IS DEADLOCKED Employes and Officials Cannot Agree cn Interpretation of Working Agreement. Ask for Help. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Garst announce the birth of a son, born this morning. Chicago, Nov. 30. A "serious situation" has arisen between railroads and employes in interpreting the national agreement concerning hours and working conditions, heads of railroad unions have informed the railway wage board here. The union chiefs urged the board to take a hand in the situation and attempt to break the deadlock be tween the employers and workers over interpretation of the agreement and appointment of board of adjust ment to enforce the terms. The labor board made no announce ment of what action it will take, but it has power to appoint boards of ad justment in case the workers and the railroads can not reach an agree ment. Union leaders urged the board to hold a public hearing soon on the questions in dispute and it was considered probable this would be done. The national agreement covers all phases of relationship between railroads and their employes with the exception of wages. "WILD CAT" NEGRO SAID HE'D "KETCH" TURNED OUT TO BE LEOPARD.- CATCHERS "DONE GWINE" Galveston, Texas, Nov. 30. "Ah aint never seen no cat Ah couldn't ketch and Ah'll just go in an' bring 'im out," a "neieghborhood" negro announced when Mrs. R. L. Beal called friends and told them she had discovered a wild cat in her chicken coop, slaughtering the fowls. The "wild cat" turned out to be a full grown leopard. The black knocked over two policemen and three other men getting away from the chicken pen door when he discovreed "identity" of the raider. Where the animal came from was unknown. Where the negro went to was also a mystery, but police shot and killed the leopard. Lawrence, Nov. 30. Scholarship at the University of Kansas for the last school year 1919-20 again shows en increase over that of the previous I year, the figure just announc ed by Registrar George 0. Foster being 81.93 per cent. This means that 81.93 per cent of the work carried by the 4,000 students at the institution last year was finished with a grade of not less than 75 per cent. The scholarship at the institution has increased yearly from 1913 when the percentage was 57.7. Registrar Foster points out that the scholarship standing of the athletic teams of the school in the new figures is 81.94 per cent, slightly above the average for the whole university. The scholarship standing of the various university groups is shown in the following table: Honorary and professional sorority people (not in social sororities) 94.67 Dramatic, debating and literary societies 92.82 (Continued on Page Two.) CAPPER HAS GAMBLING BILL Junior Kansas Senator Would Stop Speculation in Grain by Imposing a Ten Per Cent Tax. Washington, Nov. 30. Prevention of gambling in grain futures through a prohibitive tax on all speculative deals In grain is to be sought by Senator Capper, Kansas, as the chief item in a program of legislation which he intends to propose soon after congress meets next week. Capper, who arrived in Washington Monday, said the anti-grain gambling bill will probably provide for a tax of ten per cent of the value of the goods involved on all speculative deals in grain. This would practically prohibit such deals, he said. Other items in Capper's program include re-establishment of the war finance corporation to provide credit for home manufacturers and farmers; provision for credit to foreign nations to stimulate foreign trade; strict governmental economy and reduction of the vast army of government clerks. He also plans to urge immediate return to the United States of all American soldiers on foreign soil. WILL ADVANCE WHEAT MONEY Local Mills Will Pay $1 Per Bushel Down on Contract, Which Will Ease Present Strain. Elton Gould is a today. Wichita visitor J. D. Frisbie, manager of the Pratt Mills, authorized the Daily Tribune to announce today that his company would be ready soon to buy wheat under contract and pay a dollar down a bushel for it. The contract will provide a time limit, some time next spring, says Mr. Frisbie, and until that time the wheat grower will have the say-so as to when the deal will be closed. In the event of a drop below a dollar, the sale would be automatically consummated, unless the farmer should "hedge" to protect the milling cortipany. This plan has been evolved in fairness to the milling company, which desires to keep in operation, and to the wheat raiser, who is handicapped under present conditions for ready money. "A number of farmers have asked the company to make some such arrangement for handling the wheat," said Manager Frisbie this morning, "and hence this plan has been devised. I am expecting contract forms to arrive in a few days." DEPOSIT YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS IN THE BALLOT BOX AT FIRST NATIONAL BANK Subscribers Should Give Their Subscriptions to the Club Members and Do Not Place Them in the Ballot Box. If you wish to subscribe for the Tribune and have your subscription credited to some of the workers in the campaign you should not take it to the bank but should give the subscription to the one you wish to have the credit for the subscription or if you cannot find them handily, then give the subscription to the Tribune and they will in turn hand it to the one you wish to have credit for same. The Tribune has made special preparations for the club members by having extra blanks printed for the club members to put their subscription on before they deposit them in the ballot box at the bank. If you do not understand about this call and see the campaign manager and let him explain this to you and have him supply you with the blanks. Who Will Make the Awards. The awards will be made by men whose integrity cannot be doubted. The campaign manager nor any member of the Tribune will have nothing to do with the final counting, except to explain matters to the judges and show them, how to make (out the credits and help only when called upon to do so. Mr. Malcolm, who was in charge of the campaign ended his official duties last Saturday night as far as the subscriptions for this week and the final counting was concerned and has left for a trip to Oklahoma City for a few days, but expects to be back not later than Wednesday and will remain until after the final count has been made and the prizes awarded. It shall be the privilege of the leading club members in the campaign, and it is the desire of the Tri bune, that they avail themselves of he father, brother, husband or friend, to represent them on the closing r.ight to sit with the judges and watch the final counting of the credits. You are also asked that you be at the bank or have some one to represent you, before 8 o'clock and watch the opening of the ballot box, which is now under lock and seal, and also to see that the campaign closes promptly on the hour, as this is the intention of the Tribune and club members should bear this in mind that no subscriptions or credits can be placed in the ballot box after the clock strikes 8. We have warned each and every one of the club members time and again about this and should they fail to turn in the sub scriptions or credits before the closing hour they will be the losers. LONDON FEARS "GUY FAWKES" British Officialdom Moves in Dread Fear that House of Parliament May Be Blown Up. SOLDIERS ARE ON GUARD No One Allowed in .Offices Unless They Are Known to be of Proven Loyalty. Sentries Posted. London, Nov. 30. That the Sinn Fein parliament has formally declared a state of war with England was the belief of many officials of the Irish office here today. The Irish office has no direct information that war had been declared by the Dial Aireann, the Sinn Fein parliament, but evidence is accumulating to indicate that such a step already has been taken. Apparently backed by the formal declaration, Sinn Fein forces leaped to a renewal of the attack on the British forces, both here and in Ireland. London. Nov. 30. British official dom moved today in a dread fear that a second "Guy Fawkes" might Attempt to blow up the house of parliament. While government offices functioned as usual, their work was transacted behind a "smoke screen" of guards, and only in the presence of persons of proven loyalty and identity. In both houses of parliament, many plain clothes men circulated with the crowd. Expert riflemen were ready for action at a moment's notice. These sentries occupied every point of vantage and were ordered to shoot to kill if an emergency should arise. COLBY'S NOTE BEFORE LEAGUE Wide Discussion over American Note to England U Mvsopotamian Mandate. NEUTRALS ENTHUSIASTIC American Note "Added" Strength to Position of Delegates Opposed to Present Mandate Plans. Geneva, Nov. 30. An American voice was heard in the League of Nations assembly hero today when the Mesopotamian note of Secretary of State Colby, of the United States, to Great Britain, caused wide comment among the delegates. Colby's note demanding Ihe recognition of the commercial right! of other countries in the mandate territories, was greeted warmly by neutral states without mandatories. It was declared that the American note "added strength" to the delegates seeking to air the activities of the league's council in the distribution of the administration over Germany's colonies. BOLLING DENIES HE ACCEPTED BIG BRIBE New York, Nov. 30. R. W. Boiling, brother-in-law of President Wilson, today denied that he had accepted any part of the alleged bribe of $40,000 which was said to have been given to shipping board officials hy a ship building concern. PONZI GET RICK QUICK ARTIST GETS 5 YEARS Boston, Nov. 30. Charles Ponzi, famous "get rick quick" artist and head of an investment company here that is said to have "stung" many hundreds of people, pleaded guilty in court here today and was sentenced to fiive years imprisonment for defrauding hundreds of people. UNEMPLOYMENT STEADILY INCREASING IS REPORTED Chicago, Nov. 30. Unemployment has increased steadily in the Mid-West during the nast month, while the volume of business has declined. This is the digest of a report to the federal reserve bank here following a survey of conditions in Hiiro's Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and parts of Kansas and Nebraska. While men are said to be more plentiful than jobs, the report stated that the amount, of idleness la no greater now than at this period of the winter of 1914. the last pre-war winter, just at the opening of the world war in Europe. Ten per cent of the employes of the steel industry are reported to be idle, while in the building trades and railroad shop industries, the forces have been curtailed a like per cent. Wages have not changed materially, according: to the report. The report emphasized that the letdown in business activity in the midwest was less than in the east. WILSON ACCEPTS TURK-ARMENIAN MEDIATORSHfP Washington, Nov. 30. President Wilson has accepted the invitation of thp l.pmrup nf Nations to act as me- ; diator between the Turkish Nationals and Armenia, it was announced at the White House this afternoon. MYSTERIOUS TIP IN HAMON CASE Mrs. Clara Hamon Said to be in Post Falls, Idaho. County Authorities Become Active Again. EUGENE CHAFIN PROHI LEADER DIES SUDDENLY the invitation to select someone, be BEAR THIS IN MIND. Ardmore, Okla., Nov. 30 A mysterious "tip" that Mrs. Clara Smith Hamon, wanted here for the shooting of Jake L. Hamon, is believed to be getting her mail at Post Falls, Idaho, east of Spokane, Washington, gave new life today to the country-wide woman hunt. Officials immediately went to work to confirm the information. The general belief here today is rhat if the woman is located the charge of shooting with intent to kill will be changed by County Attorney Brown, to murder, under which the woman could be extradited from Idaho. Thousands of people attended the funeral services over the remains of Mr. Hamon, which were held here yesterday afternoon. Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 30. Eugene Chafin, twice candidate for president on the Prohibition ticket, died today from burns which he received ten days ago when a gas heater exploded. PALMER OBJECTS TO THE PACKERS DISPOSAL PLAN Washington, Nov. 30. Exceptions to the new proposals of Swift and company ard Armour and company for the disposal of their stockyards holdings are to be filed in the District of Columbia surreme court Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer announced today. H. H. Landers of 207 North Pine street is ill at Liberal and Mrs. Lan-dess has gone out to take care of him. Subscribe for the Daily Tribune. FIRST WAGE REDUCTION MADE BY FIRESTONE CO. Akron, Ohio, Nov. 30. The Firestone Tire and Rubber company today announced H t?n per cent reduction in ra'uiies. The company a?'" announced a reduction of the dividend rate. Mrs. A. C. Myers, who has been quite ill with tonsilitis since Thanksgiving, is reported no better today. K. S. A. C. FIRST SCHOOL IN UNITED STATES TO HAVE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE FOR EX-SOLDIERS Manhattan, Kans., Nov. 30. The Kansas State Agricultural College was the first school in the country to qualify for giving correspondence courses to ex-service men under the rehabilitation service of the federal board for vocational training. Already 40 men have enrolled m courses, although the work has been offered less than two weeks. Most of the students live in Kansas or states adjoining. The government bears all expenses, including tuition, textbooks, stationery, and postage. If the number of enrollments warrants it, a conference of the correspondence vocational men will be held In Manhattan at government expense in connection with the Farm and (Continued on Page Two.)

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