The Daily Times from New Philadelphia, Ohio on August 5, 1919 · Page 1
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THE WEATHER For Ohio: Cloudy, probably showers and thunderstorms tonight and Wednesday. LEASED WIRE The Dally Times receives complete United Press leased wire news service every day. Volume AVI. Number 109. (j F*afles. New Philadelphia Ohio. Tuesday, August «">, 1919. 6 Pages. Two dents. Find New Cause Of High Food Prices PRICE IS ACTIVE U’4 K.h'\ <Consumers Willing To Back Contentions Columbus, Aug. 5 ,(U. P.)—The sear ehiight of publicity is to be thrown on the retailers in foodstuffs in the Investigation into the high cost of living iu Ohio according to Attorney General Price and Governor Cox today. Price and his assistants today were phyiug the closest attention to complaints that have reached the office that retailers are as much and in some cases, more to blame for inflated food costs than wholesalers and producers. The letters, setting forth specifically incidents of profiteering on the part of retailers iu communities of tho state are not of tho usual anonymous type but are written by persons who set forth the facts and are willing to back them up. Complaint's against retailers will I)© investigated by representatives of the Attorney General s office and will also be called to the attention of the prosecuting attorneys. Writers allege they are in the grips cf retail grocers associations. Prices are eot, say the letters, at meetings of rep resentatives of the associations. Com plaints are reaching Price that manufacturers of prepared cereals are among the greatest of food gourgers. It is charged in these letters that cereals, made from $2.26 wheat, are retailed at from $25 to $40 a bushel when prepared in packages. It is also charged that the by-products of wheat used in the feeding of stock are boing sold for as much as the whole wheat. State Auditor Donahey, in an interview today said he was in favor of the plan for ihe government to temporarily pay the farmer the fixed price of $2.26 a bushel for wheat and then undersell tho produce to people. ♦‘Tills is a logical plan to reduce the high coat of living,” said Donahey. ‘‘The price of wheat determines the price of other food products.” Donahey holds that one remedy for tho acute cost living is for the government to stop gambling In barley, oats, corn and otlier grains as it has prohibited the gambling in wheat. Attorney General Price today was preparing a questionnaire which he will send to ull county prosecutors. He hopes, hv the use of this method to get uniform information on prices and margins of profits of standard foodstuffs. ORDER THREE RfiABS REPAIRED WITH CINDERS Ginders seem to be the favorite material with which county roads are to be Improved. The county commissioners, Monday, ordered that no less than three im • portant highways be improved immediately with cinders. Two hundred and ninety feet of tho New England road beginning at the Reeves mine and extending toward Fairfield township will be cindered. One mile of the Somordale-Zoarvillo road will be similarly repaired, while a mile and a half of the Roswell-Sher* odsville road, beginning at tbe Union township line and extending toward the Roxford hill, will be cindered. LIGHTNING HITS CHURCH STEEPLE: Strasburg. Aug. Fi --During a storm hich swept over Franklin township, lortly before noon Tuesday, lightning truck the steeple of the German Evan elical church in this village, doing light damage. The same bolt partly stunned loyd Baad, who was working on a uilding adjoining the church. Baad scovered in a fewr minutes. A torrent of rain accompanied the toon. Record-Breaking Mermaids Who Will Race ... * m ipiji |gj| V, (Special to Daily Times) Good contests are expected by swim ming enthusiasts when Miss Ethelda Bliebtrey, national 500»yard champion, and Mrs . Frances Cowells Sc.broth, champion mermaid of the Pacific coast, meet in the East about mid- August. Miss Bliebtrey recently broke the record for the 440-yard outdoor event by twenty-three seconds, but. bo cause of an error made by the timers jslie is not credited officially with ibis wonderful record. Mrs. Schroth is now making a competitive tour which will bring her to New York about August 15. (By L. C. Martin. U. P. Staff Cor.) Washington, Aug. 5 -Danger of a coal famine added itself today to the complications congress faces iti the railroad and high cost of living problems. While the senate agriculture committee meet to take lip the food problem in a general way and the interstate commerce committee considers the railroad wage question, senators were seeking some way to get the coal difficulties solved before approach of winter makes it acute. That the fuel question is rapidly becoming grave was tho assertion of Senators Hitchcock and Pomereno today. They pointed out that it is so closely linked with tho railroad situation and has such a direct bearing on the cost of living that it must, it possible 1)0 settled before autumn. "Coal men in Ohio and Wes Virginia have informed me.” said Pomerene, “that they cannot get cars. One mail wrote that the entire output of his mines for this year had been contracted for, that he has plenty ot labor but that he is unable to get cars. “If this siutation doesn’t change min ers will be out of work and next winter mills will shut down, business will stagnate and suffering will result. “I know of one coal company in W. Virginia which right now is unable to supply railroad coal it has contracted to sell in New England, because it can’t get cars.” Lightning at 4 a. m., Tuesday, burned I lie hair of Margaret, four year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Her rick, as she slept at tho homo of her parents who live on the farm of Charles E. Leggett, Beaverdam road, a mile north-east of the public square. Wall paper that was fired by the bolt fell on the head of the child. Her mother who was sleeping with her. extinguished the flame before it injured the child. The bolt which was carried into the house by the telephone wire, knocked oui the;panels of two front porches and a rear porch, ripped patches of weatherboarding from two sides of (lie house and knocked plastering from the corners of four rooms. None of the other members of the family was injured. The lightning burned out the telephone, the wire leading to the instrument being a mass of flame when Mr. Herrick reached it. Carl, 14, son, only member of the family sleeping up • stairs, also escaped injury. Glass was blown out of one window. It is estimated that the damage will amount to several hundred dollars. II was insured. The bolt left the house through the cellar window after rocking the house | said members of tin* family. Mr. Leggett lived on this farm when he removed to New Philadelphia. Now' Philadelphia’s little folks, oven though they are cherished by fond par! ents, are going to be turned into tig ! ers, lions, elephant s, giraffes, monkeys, kangaroos, hyenas, dud even snakes. The transformation which is to be made within a few days, will not be done by the magic wand of a sorceress or a fairy, but. by the enthusiastic workers with the Junior Chautauqua, which begins here August 12. For the purpose of laying a foundation for this popular Junior Chautauqua menagerie, all the little folks in the city are urged to be present at a meeting at the Central school building tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. They will he met there by F. S. Fagley, jua*bi Who Answers His Accusers CRITICAL PERIOD REACHES ITS CLIMAX Say Mayor Refused To Issue Warrants, Consumed City Gasoline And Garden Hose Coit-Alber Chautauqua representative and the Junior Chautauqua committee. composed of John Maurer, Miss Ed ith Milar, Miss Nan Pritchard, Mias Lenore Truax and Miss Mildred Bowling. At tIiis meeting ihe Chautauqua work will be explained to the kiddies and they will be told how' they can rep resent their favorite animal. So listen, fond parent, if at any time after the meeting tomorrow you hear queer sounds emanating from the cellar, attic or back yard, just remember they are being made by the kids who are preparing for Junior Chautauqua. A parade by the youngsters may be a feature of the Chautauqua. • Mayor Walter H. Scheu Monday ev ening at Dover council answered his critics and accusers, denying charges of Councilman Curtis Judy and Patrol man Daniel Peacock that in* had re fused to issue a warrant for an alleg ed house of prostitution near the H. & O. depot. It was a sensational climax to two weeks of criticism in which Mayor Scheu and John II. Mosher, Director of Public Service, w'ere tin* targets. Weary of charges made against hi", management of the Service Depart ment, Director Mosher resigned. II 1 declared that he was hurt by critiei m of couneilmen. lie is still serving a: director, lie will continue to serve until bis successor is named by Mayor Scheu. At Councilman Judy’s cue, Patrolmen Daniel Peacock and John (loeltg** entered the council chamber. The questions plied at Peacock in rapid order by Councilman Judy, touched on the house near the B. A O. depot, the reports of gambling and sale of intoxicants. lie also drew from Peacock the statement that lie bad received orders “not to go down there.” Peacock admitted that lie had been given a warrant last week to arrest gamblers, meaning the Greeks. Goettge who stood by the side of Peaecock. said nothing. “Why didn’t you file an affidavit ii you know so much about conditions,” asked Mayor Scheu of Judy as the mayor arose to his feet. “This is no place to make charges. Put them in an affidavit so I can issue a warrant,” said the mayor. The mayor was stung by the criticism of Judy that followed bis question iug of Patrolman Peacock. Judy had declared that Dover ought to lie a decent place for decent people to live in. ( He said then* was a sentiment in Do -1 ver for hotter conditions. He said that he had tried to get civil govern ment. lie made light of the punch hoards that hud been suppressed by the mayor, pointing to gambling on a arger scale. Mayor Scheu was told by Officer Peaecock that he had been refused r warrant in front of tin* Ruefley meat market. Mayor Scheu denied the charge, saying that he had never rei’u ed a warrant to anybody. # Mayor Scheu did not deny that temperance drinks are being sold in Dover. He said there wore brands of whisky and gin with nothing but the flavor left, that kept within the required percentage ot alcohol. The argument reached a white beat. Observing their temper, President of Council, I J. I). Ward called them < ) order, sustaining Ihe contention of Mayor Scheu that the committee room and not the council is the place for airing of such charges. Mayor Scheu declared that lie never refused to issue warrants to anybody when they were willing to put their charges on the affidavit. “1 am not running around hunting for brothels or speakeasies,” said May or Scheu, who apologized in the same breath for use of any offensive word. “Get the evidence” henhot at Judy. Judy said he had counted 22 men inside of an hour enter the house complained of. Councilman Ernest Rees who was with the party of couneil­ men that last Saturday night watched the house; said tie counted 28 iu on hour, enter tin* doors. “So many came out I lost count of I hem,” said Rees. Judy veered sharply from the B. A O. vicinity charges to the accusation that Scheu last summer had his Reo automobile repaired at expense to the city of $26 and some rents. “He tried to get council to 0. K. the bill, mixing it with tho city bills," declared Judy. Judy also charged tliat the May or had received 50-feet of garden ho •• from 150-feet of hose paid for by the city. Mayor Scheu answered these char ges item by item, pointing out that lie never received a bill for the hose. “Do you pay for things until you receive a bill and know the cost? the Mayor asked Judy. Mayor Scheu ex plained that In* had purchased tin* hose from tin* salesman who had call ed on the city departments and that he was Waiting for l In* hill to pay for it. After council Mayor Scheu went in to details of denials In* had made in the rough before council, lit) point ed out that ho had received gasoline for his car when using it for city pur poses. He said he had questioned Gity Auditor Wible about the legality of using city gasoline for his ear when doing business for the city. “I was advised by Wible that it was regular,” said the Mayor, lie pointed out that tin* Service Director and employe:’, of the Service Department us* city gas • dim* in city cars. Following the argument, council ad opted a motion calling for the tea* ot requisition hhmks by all employes ol tin* fit> when buying supplies. The new system displaces the former nielli oils by which employes bought sup plies as needed for the city without receiving requisition orders. Tin* met chant under the pew arrangement keeps a duplicate of tin* order In thi: manner the City Auditor has a line on every purchase, di penning with unnecessary investigation. The new m** I hods have the support of Mayor Scheu. every councilman and head and employes of city department s. Salaries Raised. Salat ir of city employes agreed on tho previously meeting, Vein emlmd led into the ordinance passed. David (ML superintendent of the water wot ks department will receive $165 a mon III. II. II. I’riuee, chief clerk ill the water works and electric light depart meats is to receive $60 from the wat er works fund and $65 a month from the electric light fund, lie was incr eased from $>10N a month. Throe en ginoers in tin* water works depart ment and the first and second engin eers in the light plant, are increased from $115 to $120 a month. Labor Itir ed when deemed necessary, is to receive 50 cent, an hour in both departments. F. Green, superintendent of the electric light plant, was increased from $165 to $180 ti month. Ilotner Keppler, superintending electrician, was raised from $125 to $150 a month. Tin* as sistant linemen receives $110 a month instead of $05. Salaries in both departments sire t • he,paid out of the funds of the department to officials men belong. To gain admission to tin* state sn pronto court and to assist in the pre son tat ion of tin* mausoleum case thete, Dover will pay Timothy S. Hogan, former Attorney General not to exceed a maximum fee of $500. Mr. Ifogan in his letter named a maximum fee of $500. For the gasoline and upkeep of motor vehicles operated under the water works, electric light and service d»* partment, it cost Dover in a year a total or $.802 41. Mayor Scheii’-. report of line ; and Ii censes collected during July wa $ 15K.70. Director Mosher raid that sewer work wa in good shape, lie said the Race street manhole had been repair ed and I hat the department is working on the Crater avenue manhole. Council at the suggest ion of a. rep resell tativo of the Bruce Macbeth Engine Company, Cleveland, manufaeiur ers of the three gas engines at Hie city light plant, is to secure the services of a repairman from the factory to repair the engines. Council referred the matter of acceptance of th<‘ Iiiitied plant to service committee. The plat, consisting of 4.87 acres, is hounded by 12th and j411 j streets on the north and south and by Wooster and Rate streets on the east and west. The petition by Deardorh heirs for vacation of an alley on Eighth strei t. was referred to the Service Committee. City Solicitor A. C. Ruff reported that the Bennsylvania railroad had promised to clean out their culverts emptying into Dry Hollow. A three or four foot excavattion will have to French Vet Became American at 14 Yrs Michel Bourdain. Michel Bourdain is a veteran of the United States army at fourteen. He was living with his parents in France when American troops were billeted on their farm, lie picked up English quickly, soon beeifme an nlerprcter and was attached h > the Fifty-fourth Field Artillery. Of the 250 francs a nitontli he was paid lie kept fi.ve ami gave tin* remainder to his parents. One of his many friends in the Fifty- fourth was E. H. Murphy, who iu the army was a sergeant and in civil life a New York business man. Murphy formally adopted him and brought him to the United States, lie sees that “Miko" writes regularly to his parents. From a malady that baffled physicians, John J. Mclntlre, 28, carpenter at the plant of the Dover Coke At By- Product Company, died Tuesday morn in/? at 12:10 o’clock at his home on West Sixth street, Dover. He was ili two weeks. A post mortem will he held Tuesday evening. Three physicians will attempt to find the cause of Mr. Mclntire's death. The disease affected his head. An abscess Is believed to have been responsible for his sickness. He apparently had improved Sunday, remaining be* lor until Monday evening. Then he suffered a relapse. Mir. and Mrs. Mdntire Hud lived in Dover five years. He is survived by the widow who before her marriage was Miss Emma Scldcurlght. daugh ter of Mrs. Rebecca Beldenrighl who makes her home with her daughter. Two children survive: Walter and Dale. Mrs. R. S. Appleman, Akron, his mother; Joel Melnlire, Akron, a brother and tb'ree sisters, Mrs. Charles Flirkinger, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs. Robert Walgamott, Millershurg and Henry Mussulman, Onrville, also survive. Mrs. Mdntire before her marriage lived between Dover and Winfield. lie attended Ihe U. M. church. He belonged to the carpenters’ union. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at. 2 o’clock from the Dover D, B. church. Rev. Ernest Howell will officiate. Burial will he made in Maple Grove cemetery. be made of mud under the culvert. Tho B. &, (J. lias not been heard from said Mr. Ruff. Harry Ream- superintendent of tho Bonn iron & Coal Co., said that barring floods, cleaning out of the mud should prevent washouts on Fifth street extension. Wilson to Get “Definite Suggestions” CABINET IN MEET Palmer Makes Announce ment Today (Bulletin) Wa hington, Aug. 5, (U. P.)—“Certain definite suggestions” for reducing living cods have been prepared for f ubniis ion to President Wilson late today. Attorney Gen. Palmer announced this afternoon. Palmer’s announcement came at tho conclusion of a three hour and a half conference of eleven cabinet members and government official at hi t office. These officials heard tin* recommendations of Federal Trade Commissioner Colvor, Assistant Secretary of ihe Treasury Lotfingwell and Railroad Director Hines, who have been investigating food prices. “Certain definite suggestion ; wore mad** and have been prepared in writing iu form which I shall submit to the president at a conference today,” said Palmer. “The suggestions involve some legislation. “They include all those men at the meeting last week when economic dis mission began and some other suggestions made today.” Suggestions made at the last meeting include. 11 has been understood, reduction in the price of wheat, reduction of paper currency, licensing dealers iu necessities and revival of part of tin*-food administration machinery. Palmer would give no idea of what the new suggestions tire. It is assumed that they have to do witli prosecution of food profiteers because of the presence at tin* meeting of C. W. Ames, special assistant to Palmer, iu charge of antitrust legislation and administration of the food and fuel net. Ames is believed to have laid before the meeting some suggestions us a result of his study of Ihe report of th * “big live” packers nuule by the fed-* era I I tunic commission. The presence of Julius H. Barnes, head of Ihe United Stales Grain Corporation was taken to mean reduction in wheal prices was discussed. Gov. J larding of the federal reserve hoard, who was not tit tin* first meeting Iasi week, attended the meeting today. Others present included Secretary Glass, Vidor Murdock of tho federal reserve commission and Secretaries Houston and Wilson. HUBRY lilllll WIFE CLAIMS Charging her husband with neglect and cruelty, Melissa O’Blisk. Ncwcom erstown, Monday, answered the petition for divorce filed by her husband Clem O’Blisk in common pleas court, several weeks ago. 'Plie wife says her husband has not bought her a pair of shoes since 1903 and no dress since 1908. She charges be lias a mania for abandoning her and has often truck her with liis fists. The answer and cross petition says tie abandoned her in 1914 but returned last spring when in* was ill. Upon recovery, lie left again, the wife alleges. Mrs. O’Bllck says her husband owns property valued at $2,600 and has about $1,600 in the hank. Bln* would have the court grant her the divorce and alimony. Buchanan, lteod and Russell are her attorneys. DEPUTY SHERIFF OF STARK COUNTY KILLED lit TRAIN Canton, Aug. 5 Thomas P. Williams, 25, deputy sheriff of Stark conn* ty, was instantly killed last night when struck by a Wheeling Lake Erie train, tit the .Fremont street crossing in Massillon. The body was

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