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ur inriTT' v ; A;'MQ A 1VT home . VOLUME XXV. NO. 332. KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921. PBICX. WZEK DATS. S SUNDAY. Sb SIXTEEN PAGES REFUSE TO PAY TULSA NEGROES' DAMAGE CLAIMS ' insurance Companies Say the Policies Must Have Special Riot Clause Attached to Be Valid and Payable. STARVING POLES FIGHT FRIENDLY FRENCH TROOPS I OureatherM u Additions t6 Well Known Kansas City Institution : : r- i ' i 1 n i i t i t ) ? TO SUMMON' THE GRAND JURY t Oklahoma Governor Orders a Thofo Probe of Race War Colored Prisoners" Are Being Slowly Released. Tulsa. Okla., June 2. The several thousand homeress nejzToea whose hon?es were destroyed by fire in the fifteen or more blocks which were burned -to ashes during twenty-four hours of race rioting here, will not receivo a penny from the insurance companies for their losses. This information was garnered today in interviews with official and represent fttives of several insurance companies known to have carried considerable business with the colored population. The isame also applies to life policies, it wa.4 stated. Explanation offered was that both life and fire policies covering '"riots must contaip special clauses meeting that contingency. Including an estimate of negroes burned to death, it is thought that nearly 17." blacks were killed. Sixty-eight icgroes have loen officially re- ported dead. i'rooeis urcierea. Before leaving for Oklahoma City today,' Governor J. I?. A. Robertson an nounced that a county district judge hiis been ordered to summon a specia' grand jury to investigate the riot an the perpetrators of it. lie said Attor ney General Freeling would le in . aVimva f Via Inrncf iffoflAn n nil TV- rtn t I Kft VTent the evidence to the grand pury l when if is impanelled. The city and county were quiet .to- i day in the face of national guard y troops, who arrived on the scene early it Wednesday morning. Not a shot was I fiml b'v the troopers, military officials stated, tho the riot ceased immediately they arrived. Xo credence was jciven reivirts that A machine cun was used by troops in dispersing a body of riot ing negroes. Martial law will be main tained for at least another twenty-four boTirs. . Release Prisoners Slowly. Itelease of negroes imprisoned in the baseball park in a mine shaft near the citv was going forward slowly on account of fear of a new outbreak of hostilities, if they were released In a IkxIv. Guardsmen patrolled the burned section of the city today to prevent - looting. White persons were excluded from the area. Refuse to Leave Trains. Negroes arriving in Tulsa on the trains refused to leave their coaches and trembled in fear. Porters refused even to move passengers luggage, from the coaches to the depot platform, con tenting themselves with peering nerv ously from far back in the entrances to the cars. Official searching parties were searching the burned areas for bodies of dead today. Witnesses of the riots told exciting stories-of -the activities of white and blacA Miipcre, who crouched behind the flimsiest barriers, firing at any person of opposite color who happened to come within their range of vision. Women 'as well as men were j ictims on Initli sides. ' JOHN H. WHITE WILL NOT ... BELIEVE HE IS DEAD IN X SPITE OF CASUALTY USTS 'The body of Jjhu II.- White is being l.romrht to the United Mates. It will arrive in New York, June C, claim it. ' Jt.hii II. White. 1032 Armstrong v avenue, read these words, contained in a message from the war department to his wife received yesterday, with some amazement. V"I wish they'd fuit, trying to kill me, he remarked to his wife. For White, in spite of governmental a?surance to the contarry, refuses to 5 believe he was killed in the World war. lie prefers to accept the evidence I of sunlight and friends and Kansas f crrvr mtikt man oi urv records. According to these records. White, who serred In the Ninetieth division. ' xf as killed September 12, 191S, in the St. Mihlel drive. Notice was received to that effect by his wife and his sister. . "Mrs. Belle Smith, a stenographer in the - office of the county attorney. Later a letter was received In Kan- m fit from White, written irom a base hospital, where he was recovering from severe siirapnei wounas. lie was discharged from the hospital two days "before the armistice -was signed and Teturned to his company, going later into Germany. i He returned to Kansas City the foV lowing'June. k ' Jscw Mr. White Is wondering. How ; an "he claim the body of John H. tVhite In New York when John II. "White, quite wl. is walking the Streets of Kansas City? ' SUES FOR REALTY. Proceedings in a suit filed by An drew F. Leefrom against Andrew P. Wilson .and Xilllan Wilson, began today in Judge EL L. Fischer's division . of the district coutt.' Leefrom alleges that he is denied possession of property at S01S North Twenty-first street he purchased from Wilson, July X, 1920. The defendants allege the sale invalid. - Unsettled and cooler tolht: partly cloudy Friday with moderate 'temperature. Hourly temperature: 7 a. m. 61 12 noon?..... ..T5 T..78 89 81 8 a. m. . 6 1 p. m. w . 2 p. m.:..., 3 p. m . . "v . . 9 a. m. 87 10 . ro 4...9 11 m. 75 Kansaa Partly cloudy and somewhat unsettled tonight and Friday; cooler tonight... MlKsouri Unsettled with thunder ahowera In east and south portion this afternoon or tonight; cooler tonight; Friday fair. Almanac: Sun seta 7:3 p. m.; risea 4:53 a. m. ' (pondltlon of Roads on Page 10.) RAIL LINES CAN BID r FOR MORE BUSINESS Operating Costs Permit of Competitive Policies. ' Matter of Rate Reductions Wholly Up to Roads They Can Fix and . Install Lower Rates Quickly. (By the United Press.) Washington, June 2. The nation's railroads now are in a position to" slash freight rates and institute a policy of bargain counter bidding for increased business, officials said here today. Their operating costs depressed $400,000,000 a year thru the wage reduction order ' of the Chicago labor board; plus .$100,000,000 from reductions on coal purchases, the. roads now are face to face with the problem of letting shippers and the general public in on the easier situation, it was maintained. Rates now are 70 per cent above pre-war levels. The matter of rate reduction is wholly up to the roads themselves, it was pointed but at the interstate commerce commission. The roads can fix new and lower rates and put them into effect on thirty days notice thru the simple process of filing copies of the schedules with the commission. New rates can be-pnt into effect on five days notice Instead of 30. provided the roads and the shippers get together, and agree' on reductions. In this case the interstate commerce com mission makes special dispensation and-the rates go into effect almost at once. PROTEST RAILROAD VAGE' CUT Employes of Rock Island System Outline Objections in Letter to Labor Board at Chicago. A labor committee representing a large number of railroad employes, chiefly of the - Rock Island system, mailed, a form letter today to the United States railrqad labor board at Chicago, protesting against the downward revision of wages for railroad employes. "At the present time," declares the Communication, "the larger corporations in this vicinity have a reduction averaging from .15 to 20 per cent and still are paying a better rate than Is paid to the railroad employes in this locality. The Standard Oil Co.. Ford Motor Co. and Kansas City Bojt & Nut Co. are among the larger corporations paying a higher rate than weaf e receiving." ', The epistle was mailed as the result of the " meeting of railroad employes held in Kansas City several days ago. The signatory committee were Robert Harkness. machinist; Robert Wallace, Roilermaker; Ben Cordell, carman; James Sackze,. blacksmith; A. J. Gaiguat, electrician; James Killeen, sheet metal; John S. Wildermood, maintenance; Andrew J. Moore, stationary lireman and oilers; Charles F. Suohrer. brotherhood of railway clerks. F TItREE DEAD IN AMBUSH. Dublin. - June -2. Three British soldiers today Kst Jheir lives in a Sinn Fein ambush iu County Kerry. The soldiers were trapped near the town ohKIllorglin and shot down with out a chance to respond- to the shots oi the Sinn Feiners. An inspector-sergeant " and two constables were killed and ,two constables were wounded. Good Fellowship Tour of C. of C. Takes In Omaha A rood fellowship tour, with Omaha as the northern - goal, was the an nouncement to com e down from Cham ber of Commence headquarters this morning. June 22. 23, 24 and 3, are tie dates for the tour, and the pathfinding party is to start on its preliminary tour tomorrow morning. Think of it, fellow citizens, a good- fellowship tour to far-away Omaha ; a tour outside the ;state: a iour-days tour. The CnamDer or commerce- is stepping out. v " .. . The tour was . decided upon at a meeting of the tours committee and It was agreed that the sooner the start. be better for the success or tne enter- ynse. It will be the most notable trip ever undertaken . by the C- of C members and a' bit astonishing maybe, but then, the Chamber of Commerce, flushed by one smashinxr achievement after an- otberr doesn't iar at anything these uays. . . It is expected that at least 123 C of C members will participatei In the journey. Music and various other good fellowship accessories will be carried aTcng. The journey- will begin on a Wednesday morning and end on the foilowing Saturday night, 1 The committee tat .considered a trip , RAIL WORKERS WILL ACCEPT WAGE SLASH Realize Public Would Resent Strike Proposal. Labor Men Say No 12 Per Cent Cut . Is Noticeable in Their Grocery Bills, So Far. Chicago, June 2. Rail workers feel that the 12 per cent wage cu ordered by the United States railroad labor board is unjust at this time, but will accept it .reluctantly. . , Many of the rank and file who were talked with at Chicago's big terminals, expressed the opinion that they have not yet noticed, a 12 per cent cut in their grocery bills. -They said the cut in necessities was hardly noticeable. Workers on the railroads are up against these-problems, hey say, and realize them fully: A strike would not have public approval. The general public is having a hard enough time making ends meet during the industrial depression and it would refuse to back any movement that would make the hard times worse. In event of a , strike, railroaders know ' that thousands of jobless men wftuld take their" posts. ' , Leaders of the powerful rail unions refuse to comment on' the cut or predict what will happen. Policy of labor leaders will be threshed out at a meeting-here next months 1 In the meanwhile, the head of each, rail union department will call a council meeting at which it will be decided whether to accept or reject the cut. A' council vote of rejection in most unions would threw the matter up to the men in a plebiscite. PASS PACKER BILL Lower House Sends Measure Providing Federal Control of Industry to Seriate. -Washington. June 2. The house today passed and sent to the senate, the packer control bill. Regulation of the packing industries under the measure is placed in 'the department of agriculture. I A similar bill failed! in the last session. Plans are to pass it thru the senate promptly. MUST INSTALL FIRE ESCAPES Industrial Court Authorizes Inspectors to Act Against Mill Company. f Topeka, June 2. (Special) The court of industrial relations today authorized Its inspectors at Kansas City, to order Immediate Installation of fire escape on the Southwest Mill Co. elevator 'and mill, Eighteenth street and Kansas avenue. The last survey mad by the inspectors, show the building to be seven stories or 1S4 feet high, with and three freight elevators' Employes number 232 persons. ,No fife escaies are on the building at present, the sur vey shows. ' Insure against loss by firey theft, or accident Albert Mebus, 713 Minnesota. Adv. I , that would cover only Northeastern Kansas and embrace three days on the road, but by adding an extra, day irfthat-he couldn't be certain as to the was. "found that Omaha and Lincoln could be included in the itinerary, and it was so ordered. Omaha and Lincoln are to see the friendship boosters from the metropolis .of Kansas. The pathfinder car is being espe cially painted for its tour, which will begin at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning.' The pathfinders will include Clarence T, Rice, chairman of the good .fellowship tours committee ; Paul Meseraull, W. W. Atkins, for the automotive dealers association, and James J (Sunny Jim) Barclay assistant manager , of the Chamber of Commerce. ' '.. . Among the cities to be "booked by the pathfinders will be Leavenworth, Atchison, Ilorton, Hiawatha, Falls City, Neb Auburn, Neb., Nebraska City, Qmaha, Lincoln, Beatrice, Mary-rllle Kan Seneca, Holton -Valley Falls, Oskaloosa,"McLouth, and Ton-ganoxie. There may be other, towns on the program if the pathfladers can find them. r . - The personnel af the good-fellowship tour committee .Includes CJ T. Rice, chairman; M. L. BreidenthaL A.rC Cooke, A. J. Herrod, E, L. Mason, J.Y. McCarten, Paul Meseraull and II. J. Perry. , . . BrTHAMY- HOSPITAL- ose M PeTensort STATE'S WITNESSES IN CHESTER CHANGE Witnesses called by the state for rebuttal testimony, tossed a bombshell into the camp of the prosecution this morning when they admitted that evidence given by them at' the preliminary hearing of Denzel Chester was not supported by facts. Tom Clarkin and James O'Connor, motorcycle policemen, were the witnesses. At the preliminary hearing they said they had seep Fred Roberts, alleged accomplice East restaurant on. West Twelfth street, Kansas City, Mo., at about 1 o'clock the morning following the murder Of Florence Barton. Florence Barton was slain between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock on the night of October 2. In the present trial Robertstestified he was in the Y-Not-Eat restaurant prior to midnight, October 2, and therefore was several miles from the scene of the murder. v " . Policemen Recalled. The prosecution called Qlarkin and O'Connor to prove that . Roberts was seen there at least an hour after the murder, possibly longer, bufwhen the policemen were called to the stand they admitted they had been mistaken in their testimony;, that in fact, it was about midnight, not 1 A. M.. that they saw Roberts come out of the Twelfth street restaurant. The witnesses explained they had "pulled a box' before going to the Twelfth street restaurant and at the preliminary they were under the lm pression. they had pulled the box at 12:34 o'clock midnight, and then naa nrorpprled to the restaurant. Today they testified they pulled' the box at 11:34 o'clock, or nearly Hair an hour before midnight and that their arrival ate the restaurant was timed before midnicht. not after it. This tes- tim6ny, therefore, showed that Roberts was in the restaurant before midnight nnd lpffc the conclusion that it wonld have been a physical impossibility for him to have been at the scene of the murder onthe Blue Ridge road, near Eighty-Seventh street State.- Is Amazed. Attorneys for the defense did not cross examine either witness. I. B. Kimbrell and other attorneys for the prosecution were amazed at the change in testimony. William Marshall; a real estate man, testified today that he was a friend vf Howard Winter, fiance of Miss liar ton and that Winter once had expressed doubt as to whether he would be able to identify the slayer. , Louis -Oliveroa detective, and I)r Paul B. Halleck, of the General hos pital, also testified., Halleckt.who ex i X:, dnted he had nhnsed the 'prisoner Maurice SSalwaiksi.fa Aauffeur, the first witness of the day, testified that ho bw Chester at Twelfth street and ftrnnd avenue at about midnight on the night of the murder of Florence Barton.. Arthur Leppert, proprietor of a cigar store on East Eighteenth street, cauea in rebuttal by the state, said that he saw Chester and Roberts in his stora fur a moment at about 11 o'clock on the night of' the murder. Chester and Roberts both testified that they were in this store about 11:30 o clock, in rcss-examination Leppert admitted exact time he saw the men. TRYING TO S AVE hfVES Secretary Hughes Making Effort to Rescue Americans In Russia. Washington, June 2. The lives r? more than a score of American citizens imprisoned or otherwise detained in Soviet Russia now hinge on the efforts being made by Secretary Hughes to obtain their release, it was believed here today. -Hughes Is now understood to be working on a number of plans to get these American men and women out of the hands of the Bolshevist authorities alive. , The state i department is in receipt of information that the plight of these Americans,- especially those actually In prison, .is most serious. Ho were, none of these reports, nor even the names of the men and women held in Russia is being made public by the state department at present, for fear this might prejudice the cjiances of rescuing the Americans. , - Either phone Drexel 1122 Brings tfie best Ics-cxcaav AdT- ' . SCHOOL tt MUR5C5 architccts k c kas CASE MAKE IN TESTIMONY of Chester, come out of the Y-Not-4 : : ; A pirm iiiaii a ffi AuAlt-tTtU VVUfilAN IN TOILS IN CANADA Police Learn of Detention There of Mattie Howard. Fugitive Convicted of Murder of Diamond Broker Left Bondsman Box of Junk for Security. The day "agate-eyed" Mattie- How ard, recently sentenced to twelve years in the penitentiary for the murder of Joseph Morino, an Italian diamond broker, was released- on $10,000 bond pending decision of the supreme court, she handed over. to her bondsman a small key to a safe deposit vault in a Kansas City, Mo., bank. Witfcin the vault were jewels and bonds far .exceeding . the paltry $10,000. Then Mattie jumped her bond, and the bondsman went to the bank td' get the jewels. But the cupboard was bare, save for a few. rusty iron washers, and some pieces of coaL Again Mattie scored a point in her nation-wide "clever" recjord. , But Mattie's davs of nlavinir hide-' and-seek with the Kansas City, Mo., police department are about over. - Mattie is found. Word came today from Winnipeg,. to I. B. Walston. chief of detectives for Kansas City, Mo., that a "Mamie" Howard was basking in the police lime light in that city on a charge of "fraud;" that a search of her effects had revealed information she am- doubtedly wai the "girl with the agate' eyes'7 for whom the Kansas City police' have been hunting. Photographs of Mattie. were for warded today to Canada, together with conies of her police record and an order that- she be held pending the arrival of Kansas City authorities. S m DECIDE ON CLOTHING PROBE Senate fLabor Committee Overrules, At tempts te mock inquiry. Washington,. June 2. Investigation of the men's clothing business was virtually decided on today ,' by theJ senate education and labor committee . . . -v . . . 1 in spite of efforts by both employers and workers in New York to have the coifimittee delay action on the Borah resolution for an inquiry. Altho the committee look no formal action today on the Borah resolution. It was stated afterwards a report awaited only a receipt regarding the terms of settlement of the New York strike and a determination as. to what members . of the committee have time to go to New York to make the in quiry. Me et to , Pla n R etaining An Important meeting of the execu tive board of the Parent-Teacher association will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday, June 14, at the Chamber of Commerce, to consider the matter of school nurses." Unless something is done the ' Kansas ,Clty schools wilr be without school nurses next year, as the Wyandotte county chapter of the American Red Cross, now supporting the nurses, has served notice that it cannot longer shonWef" this responsi bility, and the board on education has announced that no legal measure can be found whereby the board, is au thorized to employ school nurses. m m mm m - a isi any motners oi 6cnooi cnuoren ne- lieve - school - nurses -aro jieceary 4 PLANS FOR BETHANY HOSPITAL COMPLETE Rose ,& Peterson Draft Ap-' proved by Directorate. Expenditure Involved Approximates $250,000 for Additions Conforming to Present 6-Story Building, t Completed plans for the two six-story wings to Bethany hospital, and plans which have been finally endorsed by. the hospital directorate, were made public this mprning by Rose & Peterson, architects. . One of the wings will be used as a school for nurses and work on this building is to be begun at once. The cost of each wing will approximate $250,000. 'The present main building of Bethany at Twelfth street and Reynolds avenue and the only one so far completed in a contemplated group of five buildings occupies a five-acre tract in one, of the - most ideally situ ated section of the city. . Rose & Peter son, in a statement of plans, said the buildings would be absolutely fireproof and modern in every detail. Their plans were, approved by a committee, .which Included J. T. Bradley, William F. Roterr, Thomas Cunningham, Trot. M. E. Tearson, Doctor King, Dr. James McCIean Moulder, . superintendent of the hospital, and Miss Ethel L. Has tings, superintendent of the nurses', training school. i The ground floor of the nurses building will be entered from the plaza in front. It will contain ,two reception rooms, the matron's office and a serving room adjacent to a dining room, seating 100. The main first floor will contain a suite for the superintendent of nurses, night nurse suite, library and student nurse bedroom for sixteen. Below the ground floor will be nurses' rooms with rest and locker rooms, baths and toilet demonstration room and a well-appointed gymnasium. t The second, third and fourth .floors each will be equipped with a suite of rooms and bath for heads of departments and bedrooms for twentv-slx pfetudent nurses. The architects sav Bethany is de signed to be pentagonal in form, consisting of the main building. ir0 feet long, with a projection forty feet wide. extending eighty feet t6 the rear and six stories in height, which comprises the present building. HARDING TO ANNAPOLIS Will Study Disarmament Problems and Give Diplomas to "Middies." Washington, June 2. Problems involved in naval dlsarmamentproposals were being weighed by President Harding today during a trip to Annapolis naval academy. ' The president' and "Mrs. Harding left th Whiter House immediately after breakfast and motored to Annapolis, foty miles away, to distribute diplomas to the graduating midshipmen. FALLS EIGHT STORIES TO DEATH Ed. J. Pickering- Was Race Horse En thusiast of Salt Lake City. Shreveport, La., June 2. A middle aged man, identified by. letters he carried as J2d J. Pickering, a racehorse enthusiast, formerly of Salt Lake City, was crushed to, death shortly before noon today when he dropped from an eighth story window of the Merchants building. ' Whether Pickering intentionally or accidentally fell has not yet been de termined by the police. A drug he car ried Indicated he had been in bad health. . Me ans of 5c hool Nurses Ik present day progress in education as the three Rs. "What will education amount to unless, our children have the physical strength to support their mental progress?" the mothers are asking. This is why the Parent-Teacher association. - composed of thousands of Kansas City mothers of school children, is calling a meeting of the executive heads of the various associations to discuss what they' consider the most important matter to come before the association in its history. Immediate effort is 'to be made by the mothers to stimulate interest in what . they forsee as Kansas : City's Insurgent Rioters Attack Supply Train at Kattowitz, Kill- ing Lorry Drivers and Looting Food Loads. ' GERMANS ASSAULT POiLUS Attempt to Seize Tanks, Stationed in Barracks Yard But Are Driven Off With Pistols and Threats. (By the United Preaa.) ; Oppeln, Upper Silesia, . June 2, Starving Polish insurgents have turned on friendly French soldiers and many lives have been lost in brief skirmishes. according to reports here today. The most serious break occurred at Kattowitz, where a French supply train was rushed by a mob ef hungry Poles. Drivers o the lorries were brushed from their seats whilo the attackers looted the supplies. - , French guards openM fire. 4 The riqters replied Instantly. Only after several lives had been Tost did the looters withdraw. French Under Double Dislike, Other encounters were reported hero Indicating the plight of the insurgents and their growing impatience with tho French. Meanwhile, the Germans have con tinued to harass the French. From the first they have charged the French were trying to help Poland obtain tho major portion of Silesia. At Bcuthen this - ill feeling flared into actlvo fighting. More than a thousand Germans there, angered at the supposed favoritism for the Poles, made a rush for the French garrison. Within a few moments they had surrounded tho headquarters and opened a brisk revolver fire, which broke windows but did little other damage ; Threat Saves Tanks. A number of French tanks were stationed .'in the barracks yard and tho Germans, having captured the sentries, attempted to seize the machine. The tank, crews, however, repelled the attacks with revolvers and a threat to use their machine guns. The Germans retreated to adjacent houses whence they continued to direct revolver fire on the garrison. The tanks broke up the attack with machine guns. The Germans left a number of dead. TO STOP "GUN TOTING" Zimmer Nullifies All .Permits Issued by Former Police Heads. Chief of Police Zimmer caused a ripple of consternation among gun toters of qll classes today when he Issued an edict nullifying special offi cers' commissions, and permits to carry arm, issued before his administration. "Hundreds of persons who have no business carrying weapons," said Zim mer, "are now doing so in denance or the law . and Jo the danger of law- abiding citizens under pretext of being legally commissioned to do sp. ' Tho" court will show no mercy to these pre-tenderf). All permitsyor commissions net authorized by the present admin istration are outlawed and 'cannot bd renewed. The ultimatum from Chief Zimmw ras prompted by information which has been accumulating at headquarters for some time showing that the use of permits had been grossly abused, and that even persons of very questionable character had contrived to get hold of them. v DEATH SWIFTER THAN LAW Habeas Writ Issued Yesterday De feated in Its Purpose. A writ of habeas corpus issued yesterday by Judge K. L. Fischer to Louis Goodnow to bring Into court hla( uncle, Ellas Fleming. fcl years old,' colored, came too Into to effect his release from the bondage in which the nephew alleged he was lcing held by Prince II. Yates. 048 New Jersey ave- " nu Fleming died yesterday beforo the writ could be served. According to Goodnow, his uncle was held ngalnrt his will by Yates,, who was occupying property belonging to-Fleming. Fleming had signed nway his property, amounting to $1,300, to Yates, being forced to do so, according to his nephew's petition. Yates and his wife, Catherine, deny Jhe charge. Fleming was a Civil war veteran' and a former slave.v LITE TERM FOR MRS. NOTT Pleads GuUty (o ndping Paramour Slay Her Husband. Bridgeport, Conn., June 2. Mrs. Ethel Nott was sentenced to life imprisonment today for assisting El wood B. Wade, her paramour. In the murder of her husband. Sentence was pronounced after the woman's counsel offered a plea of guilty to the charge of murder In the second decree. Wade was banged in the state prison two weeks ago. - ' . PnONE BILL PASSES SENATE. Washington, June 2. The senate today passed a bill authorizing the consolidation of telephone companies where in the Interest of better or cheaper ..service such consolidation la advisable. The bill, passed the housa icsterdajr- - 4 greatest ccd-riiooL nurses. . t .

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