Winston-Salem Journal from Winston-Salem, North Carolina on August 14, 1919 · Page 1
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Thursday, August 14, 1919
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t AtEM JOURNAL THE FULL, LEASED WIRE SEBVICK OF ASS0C1ATED PRESS THE WEATHER Partly cloudy Thnrdy nnd Friday; showers tn west portion Thursday PUBLISHED GREATEST INDUSTRIAL CITY OF THE CAROLINAS VOL. XXI., NO. 214 jOOHHALS CIRCULATION OUARANVfcfcU WiNSTON-SALEM, N. C. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1919 TWELVE PAGES TODAY BBT ADVHtTISINO MEDIUM PRICE FIVE CENTS LAW GRABS PRICE GOUGERS AND HOARDERS AGREEMENT ON TREATY BY RESERVATIONS ROUTE Tentative Plans of. the P. H. Hanes Park Shows That It Will Be Developed Into Place of Ideal Beauty. WINSTON-S AT I I ,1 IS APPARENTLY ASSURED This Group, Feeling Sure of j Above Premise, Are Trying j to Pledge 20 G. 0. P. Solons to Such a Course I HOPE TO WIN LODGE ' TO SUPPORT OF SCHEME1 Hitchcock Informs Committee ; That Delayed Action, Mfty - '. ' . I : . . ' c (By the As-tnolBtrcJ rress) Washington. Ann. 13. The " trend toward agreement on reservations In the peace treaty reached the stage today where the group ot Republican senators advocating reservations receiving assurances which they accepted as guaranteeing Democratic assent to their plan . Word reached members of the group that as soon us they could pledge a score of Republican votes for reservations to the League of nations covenant along the line recently agrer on by seven Republican senators, the administration forces in the senate would be willing to line up on thatbasis for ratification of the treaty. There was an intimation also that the reservatlonlsts h;id reason to believe their ranks eventually would include Senator Lode, chairman of the foreign reunions committee. and Republican leader of the senme. Twenty Republicans. It was doclnred would be onough with the administration Democrats to make up the two-thirds necessary for ratification. The program un which It. is sought to unite these elements contemplates reservations to further protect the Monroe Doctrine; to Insure domestic control over domestic questions; the .right of withdrawal; and to fortify the power of congress to decide questions of peace or war under Article X. It was declared the information that Democrats were in a receptive mood toward such a 'proposal did not come from Senate Hitchcock, the Democratic leader, but from a source entirely authoritative. The Nebraska senator himself denied that he had taken part in any such negotations and said his advocacy of unreserved rftiflcation remained unaltered.. Mr. l.wge also denied that he had given a. .st iit to the proposed reservations. Meantime, however, at a meeting of the foreign relations committee, fc' -Hitchcock gave notice that unites the committee completed without undue delay iis considerations of the treaty some independent action might be expected on the floor of tie enate. In the suggestion for speedy action. Chairman Lodge concurred, and the upshot of a heated discussion was the announcement that the Ojmmittee would begin tomorrow the consideration of proposed amendment?. Although Senator Hitchcock no definite plan for independent senate action had been formulates, it is known that the possibility u taking the treaty away from the committee and bringing it to a vole has been discussed informally in many conferences a mom; senators. Both the Democrats atid the reservation Republicans have been Insisting 'hat public sentiment demanded disposition of the treaty without de-y. Anion? many senators today's de-vcfofolients wei interpreted as mark ing the beginning of the end of the oi.g treaty fight. This prediction w:ls y no means unanimous, however, tome Republican members -of the ".oiiimitte believe they should have nine information before they act and two of them Johnson, of California ivl Borah of Idaho, wrote a letter u Chairman Lodge today nsking that 'general Bliss and Colonel House and tvhers connected with the Versailles ptgotiations be. asked to appear be- (COXTLNTED ON PAGE SEVEN) Coast Paper Receives News from Tokio Washington Has No Confirmation but Regards It As Very Possible !By The Ajtoriaud Pros) Pari Francisco, Cal., Aug 13 Shid-t-rhara. vice minister of foreign af affairs in (hi Japanese cabinet, has been appointed Japanese ambassador at Washington to succeed Viscount Ishii, according to cable advices reef Ived today from Tokio by the Japanese-American, a local Japanese language newspaper. Washington Statement Washington. Aug. 13. Although the statement has not been approached with a view of learning whether Kljuro Shidehara. vice minister for foreign affairs In the Japanese cabinet, would be persona grata to the Crited States government to succeed Viscount Ishii. ambassador to Washington, it was learned officially tonight the vice minister occupied the leading position among those being considered for the post. It has been believed here for some time" that Vlrcount Ishii would not return to Washington because of political changes in the Japanese cabinet. The feeling of Premier Hara. that the vice minister could not be spared f:om th" cabinet at this time is un-lietrtoort to he an obstacle to his jint'icdiate appointment, . Mr. Shirfahara was formerly councillor of the embassy here and dur-."g the early j-ears of the war wag n.inister to the Hague. SUGAR AT 15 CENTS LB. Palmer Tells of Instance and! Thinks a Few Similar Cases) in Each State Will Accomplish a Good Deal WOUXD EXTEND LEVER , ACf TO OTHER GDODS Cabinet Officers Ask Money to v.-- Hifch Pric HoaVding found rTTMany Staled f (By the Associated Press) Washington, Aug. 13 Important new developments In the government'! fight to reduce the high cost of living came today. One of the most interesting was the announcement by Attorney General Palmer thHt the first federal conviction for profiteering had been obtained. District Attorney Lu-cey telegraphed from Blnghampton, N. Y., that a retail grocer ..had been fined $."'00 for selling sugar at IS cents a pound. No details were given and the law under which the case was "brought was not known here. "A few good cases of profiteering In each state will settle that trouble," Mr. Palmer remarked. In order to bring to book persons guilty of raising prices exorbitantly or hoarding food to advance prices. Mr. Palmer submitted to the agriculture committees of congress the draft of an amendment to the food control act extending Its provisions to clothing and containers of foods and feeds and providing a penalty of $5,000 fine or two years' Imprisonment or both for violation of the law. Chairman Haugh-en. of the House committee, annou'ne-ed'that the amendment would be considered Immediately by a sub-committee and that a report might be made tomorrow. It is Mr. Pnlmer's lde that this amendment should be considered before taking !up other amendments suggested by President Wilson. Three cabinet officers asked special appropriations from congress for the campaign against Inflated prices. Secretary Redfleld requested $410,000 for the work of the bureau of standards in assuring full weight and measure and .of the bureau of fisheries in introducing new fish foods. Secretary Wilson asked for $475,000 for the employment of special agents and others and Mr. Palmer requested 11,-003,-000, for the bureau of Investigations and for the expenses of state food administrators assisting the department of Justice. Another $200,000 wag asked for antl trust suits, especially that against the five big packers. The attorney generai also wants $300,000 for other work of the department not directly connected with the living problem such as the enforcement of warti'.ie prohibition, prosecution of apnea le and nirin of special assistants. Asked today if he had any reports indicating sufficient food held In stor-age to affect prices materially if released, Mr. Palmer revealed that a number rtf governorshad appealed to him to cut "red tape" In forcing on the market amazing quantities of foodstuffs now in storage. In some cases It was said, the food had been held longer than permitted by state laws but technicalities regarding Interstate commerce have prevented the governors from undertaking seizure or prose cution. Mr. Palmer ordered all district attorneys to assist the governors. Reports of excessive stocks of food held in storage have been received from at least six states, the attorney general said, he declined to be more (CONTINUED ON i'AGE bEVENj FUNERAL SERVICES FOR T Presbyterian Service Will Be Used Deceased's New York Pastor Will Officiate-Friends Gather for Occasion '(By tho Associated Press) Lenox, Mass., Aug. 13. Arrangements for the funeral tomorrow morning of Andrew Carnegie were completed today after the arrival of Dr. Wm. Pierson Merrill of New York from his summer home at West Weymouth. Earlier in the day the wishes of Mrs. Carnegie had been made known to her private secretary, Archibald Barrow. Mr. Merrill, who will conduct the services, visited the Carnegie home. He also conferred with Rev. Benson J. Weyman. pastor of the Lenox Congregational church who w ill assist him when the details of the service were i decided. Nothing was made known j regarding tomorrow' rites except i that the Presbyterian service for the ! dead would he used. This provides for a reading from the scriptures and a prayer. There will be also vocal numbers provided by the quartet from the Brick Presbyterian Church of New York of which Dr. Merrill is pastor and which Mr. Carnegie had attended for eight years. Arrivals today of those who will attend the funeral Included Charles M. Schwab; Robert A. Feanks, treasurer of the Carnegie) Corpr-ation ; Mrs. Henry Phlpps. of New York, and Rev. Frederick Lynch, formerly Congregational minister here, who represented the Carnegie peace foundation abroad during the war. I ') ' Hw' ; , 1 HANGS PARK : iJZ&$J ' 't-., fill 'kP$?Wi 'W i;'s4jf ffl p,'. VAST FOOD STORES DISCOVERED STATE LABOR BODY ASKS . Bickett Promises Committee That He Will Issue Proclamation W. F. Moody of Raleigh Elected President CHARLOTTE SELECTED FOR NEXT CONVENTION Tax Supervisors Report Ninety Per Cent Endorsement of Revaluation Law by Property Owners Submitting Data (BY .R LE B. WARREN) Jnnrndl Sewn Burp&u, 402 Verrhants Bank BMj. ' RaJeigh, Aug. 13 Election of officers, selection of Charlotte as the 1920 meeting place of the state convention, a call upon the governor to issue a proclamation against profiteers, food and all classes of traders responsible for the high cost of living and the passage of numerous resolutions featured the final day's session of the state federation which has been In session here since last Monday. The convention found so -much work on Its hands, and so many Ideas which had to be cleared that the original intention of holding two days session and adjourning had to be abandoned, for even night sessions did not make it poesible for the convention to finish Its work on m'hedule time. "W. K. Moody of Raleigh, chairman of the legislative committee, and for many years actively identified with union labor in the state got a large majority of the votes for president. President Bolton and Llndsey of Ashe-ville were candidates for the place. The only real contest for office was that In which J. A. Wiggins, of Salisbury, was elected organizer, with a salary of $200 a month and $125 monthly expense account. Other officers elected wore: First vice-president, I. W. Williams. Wilmington; second vice-president Mrs. Nellie Presley, Asheville; secretary treasurer, C. G.'Worley, Asheville; delegate to American Federation, C. A. .larrett, A.ireville; executive committee J. F McMahon. ll-ileigh; Charles Carver, Rocky Moitr. .; Sam V. o'.drop, AshcVilio: W. ) i sator. Spenceir; W. T. Stroup. Charlotte; legislative committee, J. Jl. Istnhour. Salisbury; M. F. Saunders. Rooky Mount; A. W. Allen. Wilmington; J. F. Barrett, Asheville; J. A. Butner, Kannapolis; Frank Pricj, Charlotte: w T Davis. Raleigh. Delegates to Southern Labor Congress at Asheville, August 20 J. A. Wiggins, Salisbury; Frank Love. Wilmington; O. i. Min-ton, Kannapolis; J. L. Shaver, Salisbury; J. 8. Curry, Asheville; J. F. Barrett. Asheville. 1 ne majority oi delegates left on afternoon trains. The morning session was given over (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) FOUR MILLIOX DOLLAR 4 INCREASE IN COUNTY Preliminary estimate as made by County Auditor Leon Cash indicate that the increase to the value of taxable prop- erty In Forsyth county this year OTer last year will be. about $4,000,000, the largest Increase for a single yeur in the history of the county. The value of taxable prop- erty in the county this year will he around SI 1,000.000. In comparison with about $37.- 000,000 last year. The increase will, of course mean a considerable increase in the revenue of the city and county. Six Wholesale Houses Of Tampa Caught In Net i i . hi , U. S. Officers Seize Million Eggs in Chattanooga, Beginning War on High Prices There- -Grand Jury Indicts Two Food Concerns and Six Dealers in Toledo Many Thousand Tons of Food Said to bj Held in Chicago (By Fhc Assoflnted Presf) Tampa. Fla., Aug. 13. More than a million eggs, hundreds of thousands of tons of canned goods and about 30,000 pounds of sugar figured I In a seizure of foodstuffs here today by department of Justice aggnts ope ratling under Federal District Attorney H. 8. Phillips. I Six wholesale concerns were served with papers libeling huge stocks of goods, the charge being the goods so libeled are being held for aJi advance i In prices. ' (joods libeled and the firms Involved are: Crenshaw Brothers Produce Company, 4,00.0 cases of eggs. Jose Garcia 41,460 pounds of salt, 3,240 cans of peas, 68,538 cans of tomatoes, ?b,200 pounds of rice and 27,660 pounds of sugar. Charles H. Moorehouxe 1,800 pounds of oatmeal, 24,000 cases of peas, 4.000 cans of baking powder, 22.800 cans of corn, 47,648 cans of tomatoes, 36,000 cans of tomato pulp, 20,680 pounds of flour and 7,000 pounds of tea. Swift and Company 29,568 cans of beans, 4.800 cans of salmon, 14,400 cans of corn, 20,208 cans of peas and 31.224 cans of tomatoes. Jose Suarez 30.000 pounds of selt, 14,400 cans of tomato pulp, 1,080 cans of benns and 1,752 cans of peas. ' Relna Brothers 12.000 cans of toma-to pulp, 720 cans of tomatoes and 3,000 pounds of rice. In each instance the libel filed states that the food is Illegally held from the market for the purpose of unreasonably Increasing the price of the goods. Mr. Phillips says other like cases will be brought to light within a few days. Seize) Million F.ggs ' Chattanooga, Te'nn., Aug. 13. With the selaure here today of over a million eggs held ill cold storage by Morris Company, officers of the ! United States delivered the first blow j at the high cost of living in Chat-j tiinooga. The writ of attachment Is-' sued charges that the eggs are held ! for the purpose of unlawfully and un. i reasonably increasing the price there-I of in violation of the. Lever food con-i trol act. Food nctiliTs Indicted Tnlpdn (l Aim IX Two fonH cnn.l i " - " j I cerns and six Individual dealers were Indicted by the county grand jury1 here today .as the first result of an j investigation thiit has been under way nearly two weeks. The Indictments charge membership in an unlawful 'rust to control trade and prevent competition. The grand Jury investigation Is being continued, and according to the county prosecuting al SOVIET RULE SAIS MASON! President of Manufacturers As- j sociation Contends Congress! Must Protect Public or For- feit Control Power (By The AttocUif Prn Washington, Aug. 13. The Plumb clan for re-organiiatlon of the rail- maAa no- h n Ta C I fT i 7f H am th "firt fc'.e)) through the gateway of state so- t ciLlism to the operation of transpor- , tation ano lr.cnstry unoer tsoviei control," in a sintnient submitted today to the house interstate commerce committee by Stephen C. Muson, president of the National Association of Manufacturers. The association, with a membership ot live tnousand, contended that it was not only the right. hut the duty or congress to exercise i administration has dealt," the letter !tr, authority "and define the limits ' jj, "and these strikes have the ef-within which business -men or work- j utt of repudiating the established ing men. capital or labor, employer organization and of bringing the mat-nr employe may go In threatening ,fl. to n standstill. The president the franFportatien of the nation h'niseif has fully adopted the poli-a means i f compelling acceptance of i ,.v economic demands or political poll- I , riff.." j KCROINI7F. STRIKK THREAT "CrngrFs." he added, "must eth- . . . . er now I'ssnre the protection of the j Rruwllp, Aug 13 The council of pnr.-.mount interest of the public in, ml.alstors today examined in'o a ti e continue" operation ot the rail- I rhrest of government employes to call roads or abdicate Its regulatory bki--! strike. It is understood that the thority to selfish and irresponsible ! government in nr"rd jo satisfy the persons." i claims of subalterns. torney, other indictments are expected. Food Stores In Chlcjigo Chicago, Aug. 13 Government prosecutors who are wsglng war on food hoarders and profiteers, ' will go hefnre Federal district Judges soon and seek writs to seize Kiirnlus food supplies in cold storaan and sell them to the public. Thousands of tons of meats. poul. try. fish, butter and eggs are held in warehouses by brokers and anemia-! tors here, according to reports by the T'nltnrl Cl.,t.t h, r A.....: - ....... .t , ,u , u i (,n n vi i llg. Fond I'ioIhs In cw York .New York, Aug. 13.- Investigation by New York state into m'ofitc erinir and food hoarding was opened here t. day with an assurance from Governor Smith that if concrete information was supplied him on which to act he would at once summon a special ses- ( CONTINUED ON PAGE SKVEN) 'T RECOGNIZE SHOPMEN STILL STRIKING Writes Ex-Senator Lewis That Walkout was Without Sanction of Union Heads Must Obey Officials (Bv The Aorited Press) Washington, Aug. 13. No .dealings with the railroad shopmen now on strike will be made bv the railroad administration. li nes repeated Director General today In a letter to J. Hamilton Lewis former senator lrom Illinois, who telegraphed the administration August 9, In the In-(err-o of the strkers. 'The strikes which have taken place have not been authorized according tn the laws of th shopmen's organization with which the railroad t t 4 mi. ONLY WAY TO GUT STREET CAR TIMS EM Experienced Street Car Man! Deems City Transportation a ' Public Service, Not Means Of Private Profit LAPSES IN SERVICE BY STRIKES SHOULD CEASE Men Should Organize as Employes Generally Ought to Have Voice in Business-Would Declare for Public Control (By Th ktwxlmi Prcit) Washington, ug. 13. Municipal ownership is the only solution of the Ameriran street railway problem, contiol of private lines having broken down, Delos F. Wilcox. New York fianchlse expert, today told the Federal Electric Railway Commission. L'rawlng from an experience trolley matters running back with 1 over many years, nnd particularly upon his present connection with Investigation of the Affairs of the Public 8er-vlci, Railrrnd Company of New Jersey, Mr. Wilcox said there was no t scape from the logic of conditions pointing to the handling of urban transportation as essential ' public n rvice and not for private profit. The street railway problem, he said, narrowed down to four questions that i must be determined: First, whether !'hp Investment should he regarded as ' " n'r onB 0r he guaranteed; . . " ! (CO.NTI.NUbO ON PAGE SEVE.M IS. P. 0, AND ELECTRICAL Brought Together by Mayor McNinch Who Says There is, Nothing to Say Pending Further Meeting Today (By the Associated Pre') I Charlotte, N. C Aug. 13 Officials i of the Southern Public Utilities! Company and representatives of the i striking electrical workers were brought together by Mayor Frank R. McNinch this afternoon at nn Infor- nmi conference at tho city haii in- j tended tn develop a basis for a discussion preliminary to a settlement of the labor troubles that reached a crisis when the city was left without electrical current from 3 until 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Following the conference which continued two hours, Mayor McNinch Bald the meeting was held at the request of the employes, eight reprer sentatives of whom were present, while president Z. V". Taylor 'and treasurer E. C. Marshall represented the company. "There is nothing further to announce for publication as yet." said the mayor, who announced mat tnere places, to Mocksviile this morning and would be further meetings Thursday. 1 will leave Mocksviile on the return Reports that textile workers ci. trip at 5:50 this afternoon. North Carolina, sympathisers of the , Mr. Leon Cash announces tha.t the electrical workers, conductors and committee at Mocksviile is majdng niotormen in their several strikes for ; plans for one of the beet picnic din-recognition of their unions. higher j ners ever served on the grounds, the wages and changed working eondi- price of ohis meal being 7 6 cents, tions. were planning to attempt a The annual address will be deliv-demonstration at the power sub-sta-I ered this morning by Dr. C. E. tlon tonight came to city officials ; Raynall. paator of the First Presbyter-an officers of the company at fre- Man church at Statesville. quent intervals this afternoon. At As usual, many Winston-Salem peo-police headquarters preparations j pie will go to M'ocksvllle todfly, many w ere made to deal with any emer- ! on the excursion train, while others gency that might arise during the j will g-o through the country by auto-nigh t, mobile. TWIN-GITY IS ASSURED Tentative Plans for the Develop, ment of the P. H. Hanes Park in Winston-Saicm Provide for Many Splendid Features GYMNASIUM BUILDING BE LOCATED ON SITE Provision Made for Out-of-Doof Sports Property is Capable of the Most Beautiful Landscape Development "The finest public, park south of Washington.' Is the way Mr. Louis L. Miller, famous landscape, engineer of New York City, characterizes the P. II. Hanes Park of wynston-Salem, th tentative plan f which Is shown. In the cut cb'ove." This 'gHves'instoh-Siilem people their first opportunity to visualize the beautiful development of this splendid tract of land which, has been donated tl the city by Mr. P. IL iranes hh condition that fhsi rl'y develop' It', and malntaln' it ,for- i OKej; a Jl -public, pars: ana pisygrounn its oC Die flty. ' . The original plan was changed lightly In view of the gift to )h city I of a site' for the city high" school""" plant by Mrs. R. J. Reynolds. The original plan for the psrk called for ' a highsi hool building on the Hanes property as well as the gymnasium, hut the high school buildings, with the exception of the gymnasium will be built on t.h site offered by Mrs. Reynolds. This tract of land Is without doubt tho finest piece of property In Winston-Salem at this time. fo other site so admirably situated for purposes of development can he found, Ir. any section of the city. It is capa-lle of the hlgher.t landscape development and has three 'fresh water atreanis on It which will make possl ble a large artificial lake In the future, for boating and swimming In th summer and skating In the winter. Just below the Glade street bridge. Real estate men estimate the value rf this property which Mr. Hanes has donated to the city to be around n quarter of a million dollars. They say they could easily plat the property Into town lots and sell it for that sum. Its value Is. of course, greatly ircreaed because It adjoins a street car line nnd a railroad, and la. tur-rcunded on all sides bv Improved ' thoroughfares, making access to It easy rrom all sections. The long boulevard that bisects! the property and extends from Glads street to the Brookstown road will b fare. This thoroughfare is so broad 1 j that people attending the games on the playgrounds C3n easily back their cars to the curbing and, enjoy the games It can he seen from the above plan that the plaground is one of thi most completely equipped to he found In tho Southern Statet. Certainly there Is nothing In North Carolina, that can be compared with It. A foot, t.all field, half-mile funning track, baseball field and tennis courts ar provided. The building shown near the center of the plan at the bottom li a, gvmnaslum building. This will be a part of the group of high school I uildlngs but will be located In Hnnel Park, as It really goes with the other feature of the park in developing tho children of the city physically. I he plnns for this building have) rot been drawn yet, hut If the bond Issue prevails as if undoubtedly will, a modern gymnasium bflllrtlng for boys and girls fitted up with all the latest apparatus and all modern features Will be provided. The psrk together with the gymnasium will form the finest opportunity to the children of thla city to deyelop them--selves Into strong, healthy men and women that Is given to the children, of any Southern city. The small circle seen on the right-hand side of the plan Is in a section of the park devoted to small children. The circle represents a maza tnd surrounding it are the children's grounds. The semi-circular figure sen Just above the circle represents a summer house and pergola. The white Space In the lower right hand corner Is reserved for the erection of a station for people using the stieet car line. It will be seen that Peter's Creek branch Is shown on the left-hand side and another one on the rtght- (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) , Special Excursion Train to Leave Here at 8:30 This Morning; Address by Rev. C. E. Randall of Statesville Hundreds of Winston-SaJem people, a well as people from many places t this State, will go to Mocksviile this morning to attend the 41st annual Masonic picnic at that place, tntls being an annua home coming of people from many sections and even state Arrangements have been made for the usual special excursion train from Winstf.on-Salem. na.well .s from rtrfccti r

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