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The Omaha Morning Bee
JVOL 62 NO. 9.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28. 1022.
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WaMi Opposes Giving Agri
cultural DiVtricU Protro
tioii, Allrginp "Haiti on
Agrarians Defend Plan
Washington, June 27. The agri
cultural schedule ill the admiilislra
1 ion tariff bill m attacked today in
the senate hy Senator Walsh of Mas
f aihusrtts. a democratic meuiher of
the finance coinniittre, and defended
liy Chairman McCumber of that
committee and Senator tiooditig, re
publican, Idaho, chairman of the re-1
publican agricultural t.inlt bloc.
The delate continned for several
hour with a result that none of the
committee amendments in the sched
ule was voted upon.
The' paragraph dealing with du-
.cj on cattle ana trcsn neet ana
vent finallv rami itiwti- f-mitittiTatintl
and. without a record vote, adnicml-!
incnts by Senator Walsh of Massa-
Chusctts to reduce the committee J
rates were rejected. He sought to .
substitute 8-10 cents a pound for
1 1-2 cents- a pound on live cattle
weighing less than 1.050 pounds;
1 1-1(1 cents a pound for 2 cents a
pound on such cattle weighing more
than 1,050, and 2 cents a pound for
fresh beef and veal in place of the
committee rate of J 1-2 cents.
Charge Raid on .Consumers.
Asserting that the bill was "an at
tempt to make a raid on the con
sumers of the country such as never
before has been dreamed," Senator
Walsh declared that if effective the
duties proposed on meats, cereals,
potatoes aiid apples alone would in
crease the cost to the consumers
by $1,316,000,000 annually, or about
$81 for the average family of six.
This did not take into account, he
said, the increased costs that would
follow from the duties on butter,
eggs, poultry, fruit, fish and the
many other foods in the schedule.
Discussing what he designated as
the influence of the republican agri
cultural tariff bloc on the senate
finance committee majority in the
framing of the bill. Senator Walsh
said that "this influence and pres
sure" was successful as shown by!
the fact that the committee increased
from 20 to 35 per cent the duties
on commodities in which the bloc
was interested and reduced the
house rates on all other products in J
the acririimir srhprmle. He as
serted also that rate were lowered
Y agricultural products of the dem
ocratic states of the south and said
was "inconceivable that a political
ynt Ky VY uuiu ,at i y paiiisaiiaiiip lu
such an extent."
McCumber Defends Plan.
Senator Walsh said he did not
know of sfly schedule in the bill that
was more "indefensible" than the
agricultural schedules that would re
sult in "such serious consequences"
to the American people and to the
economic situation in this country,
and he expressed the hopes that the
committee majority would follow i,n
this case its policy of making reduc
tions in rates originally written into
Replying for the committees, Sena
tor McCumber declared he was
willing to take his share of the re
sponsibility for the increase over
the house r.-te, adding that they
would have been made, bloc or no
bloc. ' He said he was glad of the
assistance that the bloc had given
in "doing justice to the farmer."
"The farmer is in need of all the
assistance we give him through a
tariff or by any other means."
The North Dakota senator argued
that the farm workers were as much
entitled to a living wage as the work
ers in the city whose wages and
standard of living, he said, had been
advanced to a high plane under a
protective tariff system.
Ask "Square Deal."
As to the effect of tariff duties on
prices, Senator McCumber expressed
the opinion that not all of the pro
posed increases in tariffs on farm
products would be passed on to the
ntner. hut asserted that even it
were the city man with a wage
range from $5 to $7 a day should be
willing to pay out a few cents extra
each day for foodstuffs so as to "en
able the farmer to earn a living."
Senator Gooding expressed sur
prise that an attack on the agri
cltural schedule had been made by a
senator from a state, the industries
of which, he said, had been protected
foi 100 years. He said this was the
first time that New England had not
written the tariff bill, because it was
the first time that the west had had
enough men on the finance committee
to give a "square deal" to the farmer
as well as the manufacturer.
Eben K. Long, Oldest
Nebraska Mason, Dies
Eben K. Long, 95, oldest Mason ifl
Nebraska, died at the Masonic home
He was born in Newburyport,
Mass., December 24, 1826, and was
raised to a Master Mason in 1853.
He had been tinder the care of
Cobart lodge of Masons in Omaha
lor the last four years,
Me was a past gra,nd commander
of the Knights Templar of Nebraska.
The body lies in state at the Stack
chapel awaiting arrangements for the
fi'n-'l services which probably will
Army Fund Bill Finished
Washington, June 27. Congres
sional action cn the annual army ap
propriation bill porviding for an ar
erage army for the coming year of
125.000 enlisted men and 12.000 of
ficers was completed today through
final adoption by the senate of the
conference report on the measure.
Drive on Obscene Songs Plans to
Begun by Women'sr, i Qt .
National Federation Told
Jazz Pieces Should Be Suppressed-Commit
tees to Watch Music Placed on Sale
Chautauqua, N. Y., June 27. Mrs.
Thomas G. Winters of Minneapolis,
Minn., wa nominated for re-election
a president of the General Federa
tion of Women's Clubs at the bien
rial convention in session here to
day. The remainder of the ticket, all
oi which i unopposed, includes :
Mrs. William S. Jennings, Jack
sonville, Fhv, 1'irst vice president;
Mrs. Wallace T. Pcrham, Glendive,
Mont., second vice president; Mrs.
James Hayes, Atlanta, Ga., record
ing secretary; Mrs. rlorcnce rloore,
Cleburne, Tex., treasurer.
1 he election will take place on
Thursday. The corresponding sec-
will he appointed by the
Two resolutions concerning mo
tion pictures were considered today
by the resolutions committee. One
resolution sponsored by the Georgia
Federation of Women's Clubs, en
dorses "the better film organiza
tions. The other, advanced by the
federation chairman of moving pic-
tures, Mrs. Wood Allen Chapman of
New ork, recommends co-operation
with all organizations interested in
improving motion pictures.
Hays to Speak.
Under the rules discussion of the
resolution went over until tomorrow,
when Will H. Hays, president of the
Motion Picture Producers and dis
tributors, is expected to speak before
With Mrs. J. R. Schermerhorn of
East Orange, N. J., second vice pres
ident of the federation, presiding, rep
resentatives of the various states told
Men Wounded in
Fear for Lives
Removal From Hospital to
Place of Safety Held Dan
gerous Federal Agents
Informed of Peril.
Bridgeport, O, June 27. One
miner was killed and another wound
ed this morning when they were fired
upon from the hills while en route
to work at the strip mine of Cath
erine Coal Mining company at
Uniontown, near here, according to
information reaching here. The vic
tims were in an automobile when the
The shooting occurred near Laf
ferty, Belmont county. There were
six miners in the automobile but four
escaped without injury. According
to reports to the authorities here, the
firing began without warning and
lasted only a few moments. The as
Springfield, 111., June 27. (By A.
P.) Assurance that safe conduct out
of the county of Williamson will be
given any wounded strikebreaker or
guard in the Herrin hospital was con
veyed to Adjutant C. E. Black by
Senator William J. Sneed of Herrin,
upon his arrival here this morning
to attend the constitutional conven
tion. Herrin, 111.,. June 27.-(By A. P.)
Removel fo safety out of "Bloody"
Williamson county and the southern
Illinois coal fields of wounded non
union men bow in the .hospital, is
one of the problems coming in wake
of last Thursday's mine massacres.
Twelve wounded survivors of the
47 guards and workers who were
sent on the "death march" out of the
Lester strip mine, still are in danger,
according to information reaching
state and federal investigators.
Lying on their hospital cots, their
wounds swathed in bandages, some
of the wounded sensed that they still
were in danger and expressed fear of
further violence if they leave the hos
Herrin's law-respecting citizenry
believes a body of state troops would
solve the problem and dispel any
further danger to the imported
guards and workers from the wrath
of striking miners.
Herrin was speculating today on
the fate of 19 missing men who com
pleted the gang of 66 in the bunk
cars Wednesday night. Allen P.
Findlay of Chicago, timekeeper, who
is in the hospital with 40 buckshot
in his side and bullet in his foot, is
authority for the statement that there
were 66 men in the cars when the at
tack was made. Whether the missing
19 escaped or were killed in the cars
and burned when attackers fired the
train, was still unknown today.
Angered at Blame.
Angered because their town has
been blamed for the atrocities. Her
rin citizens say Johnson City, Ziegler
and other mining towns should bear
part of the responsibility because
many of the rioters came from other
towns to join the riot mob which
stormed the Lester mine.
Sheriff Melvin Thaxton said he
had been unable to get any informa
tion to ! Two, Column Fire.)
Your Spare Room
should be advertised now. De
scribe it completely invitingly.
Emphasize the fact that your
room is cool, breezy, comfort
able. Someone in Omaha is
looking for the very room you
have. Meet him or her through
a "Want" Ad in the "Roomi for
Rent" column of The Omaha
Morning Bee The Evening Bee.
of Prtnt Day
what they are doing through the fed
eration renter fur the exchange of
volunteer social service.
"Conditions in the average county
jail are intolerable," said Miss Julia
K. Jalfray of New York City, chair
man of the committer of institutional
relation. "County jails should be set
up under state control where con
victs can be trained to work, and
where they are paid according to the
amount ol work they do."
Drive on Obscene Songs.
Mrs. II. A. At wood of Riverside,
Cal., presented the results of a survey
of Indian reservations and urwed
education for Indians with the ulti
mate aim of fitting them for full
citizenship. A suggestion is before the
convention to choose the correspond-
ing secretary from the same city
the president. If the suggestion is
adopted Mrs. Henry S. Godfrey of
Minneapolis will be presented as a
Delegates yesterday pledged $120,
000 in an hour and five minutes for
the new headquarters at Washington.
A campaign against jazz and oh- j
scene songs was initiated by the fed
eration. The federation nusic com
mittee had made a survey of popular
music as a result of which it claims
that at least two-thirds of the present
day songs should be suppressed.
Committees will be formed to
watch the music placed on , sale
throughout the country, and to prose
cute where the necessary evidence is
Prohibition enforcement, the near
east relief and free kindergartens
were endorsed by the convention.
Sent to Harding
Senate Approves $7,500,000
Budget for New Work With
out Change From
Washington, June 27. Pres
ident Harding's signature was all that
was required tonight for authorizing
the appropriation of $7,500,000 for
new work on the Muscle Shoals dam
at Muscle Shoals, Ala. The army bill
containing authority of congress to
spend the mSney on that project, ef
fective October 1, next, was passed
by the senate without a change in the
language already approved by the
house and by conferees of the two
During final ' senate consideration
however, the measure at certan
stages was threatened with being
sent back to the house for further
conference, Senator Norris of Ne
braska, chairman of the agriculture
committee, moving that the senate
disagree with the house provision
delaying expenditure of the money
until October. He was finally over
ruled by the senate on a vote of 28
The Nebraska senator led the at
tack on the house amendment and
was joined by Senator Wadsworth
of New York, chairman of the mili
tary committee in charge of the bill,
and by Senator Underwood of Ala1
bama, the democratic leader, in de
claring the house action "unfor
tunate." The latter two senators,
however, differed with Senator Nor
ris on his motion to disagree, de
rlaring that if it prevailed the bill
would be returned to the house and
the appropriation probably would be
jeopardized in that procedure.
Senator Underwood recalled past
occurrences where differences be
tween the senate and house had re
sulted disastrously to Muscle Shoals
appropriations and reminded his col
leagues that the army bill had to be
on the staute books by July 1.
The first executive meeting of the
agriculture committee since it con
cluded its examination of the pro
posal from Henry Ford, the Alabama
Power company, Frederick Eng
strum and Charles L. Parsons for
developing the shoals properties also
was held today.
Bryan Brothers Meet
at Station in Bluffs
William Jennings Bryan and his
brother, Charles, of Lincoln, Neb.,
met for a brief conference at the
Union Pacific transfer station in
Council Bluffs yesterday morning.
The commoner was on his wav
from Sioux City to Kansas City, and j
had a wait ot nearly an hour be
tween trains in his transfer from the
Northwestern to the Burlirtgton fail
roads. "Brother Charlie" is a can
didate for governor in Nebraska and
went to the Bluffs for a conference
on the situation.
British in Chinese Town
Told to Arm Against Sun
Shanghai, June 28. (By A. P.)
The British consul general at Can
ton has instructed British residents
of Shameen, a foreign settlement of
Canton, to arm themselves in ex
pectation of another bombardment
by the forces of Sun Yat-Sen,. de
posed president of South China, ac
cording to advices just received here
Oskaloosa Faces Ice Famine
Due to Shortage of Fuel
Oskaloosa, Ia., June 27. With all
local fuel supply sources closed, the
Oskaloosa Artificial Ice company
faces a shutdown and the town is
threatened with an ice famine. The
plant has less than two weeks' sup
Adminixtrution Draft Com
jirotuise Proposal Which, It
I Believed, Both Sides
Coal Shortage in Iowa
Washington, June 27. Indications
uerc given at the W hite House today
that the government soon would be
able to make an announcement in
the coal strike situation ajid that the
step contemplated was a move to
bring the leaders of the union min
ers and representative operators to
gether for a discussion of wage dif
ferences. Realizing that the deadlock exist
,!" Mtwecn mine operators and
iiiiuvi mine workers will not be vol
untarily abated by cither party to
the coal strike, the administration
was prepared today, responsible offi
cials intimated, to offer a compro
mise plan for negotiating the differ
ences which, it was believed, could
not be rejected by cither party to
The coal situation in all its rami
fications was understood to be one
of the chief topics up for consider
ation by President Harding at to
day's cabinet meeting. Just what
form the move by the government
will take no official was prepared to
state, though it was understood that
some government officials, after con
ferring with John L. Lewis, presi
dent of the United Muic Workers
union, were of the opinion that no
break whatever could be expected
in the ranks of union labor and that
a move w;as necessary to bring
operators into conference at once.
Shortage in Iowa.
Des Moines. Ia.. Tune 27. fBv A
P.) Public utilities and industries in
Iowa have sufficient coal on hand to
operate from three to six weeks, it is
indicated by reports received here
wnue utilities and industries in a
few cities report that they have only
enough coal on hand to keep their
plants running for a few days, there
is reported to be sufficient supply on
hand in the open markets to keep
them in operation until at least Au
The supply of coal on hand for
domestic use is reported to be the
lowest in years.
Purchases of coal made during the
last few weeks are said to have been
at $1 to $4 a ton above the level of
Domestic Supply Exhausted.
Keokuk. ' Ia.. June 27. 2.ocal coal
dtalers report no domestic coal on
hand. Public utilities and industries
have a sufficient supply to last three
Frisco Deeply Moved by
Wounded Vets March
San Francisco, June 27. A shat
tered fragment of the casualty list
from the horizon-long battlefield of
France passed in review today before
a San Francisco that was at once
deeply enthusiastic and deeply sym
pathetic. It was the annual parade
of the Disabled American Veterans
of the World War, who are meeting
in convention here to suggest to the
administrators of their country how
they can best be helped.
The first sections of the parade
were made up of police, regular army
and bluejacket and marine con
tingents from the battleships of the
Pacific fleet, now in the harbor.
Judge Robert S. Marx of Cincinnati,
national commander of the organiza
tion was "right up in front" in an
automobile, and was lustily cheered
all along the line of March. Governor
Stephens of California also was given
The disabled filed by state by state.
Many limped, some used canes to aid
halting steps, others were on
crutches. There were many who
could not walk at all,, and they were
taken along in automobiles. But
those that did walk, not only had out
thrust chests but kept up with the pa
rade, responding to the cheering wall
of old enthusiasm. Many were in
uniform, the same old battle scarred
"O D" of the French campaigns,
and they marched behind the old
tunes, snapped but with all of the
old blare "Madelon," "The Stars
and Stripes Forever," Over There."
Woman, Who Swallowed
Poison, Fighting for Life
Mrs. William Benjamin, 24, Hun
ter Inn, was found by her husband,
manager of the Robertson Cole
branch film exchange, lying on the
floor suffering from the effects of
poison tablets at 2 yesterday morn
ing. He denied there had been a
quarrel Vtween them. The woman
was taken to Wise Memorial hospi
tal where she is fighting for her
Cable Bride Held
by U. S. Authorities
New York, Jime 27. Lester Ma
beus, postmaster, clerk and letter
carrier of Saint Helena, Neb., and
his bride, late of Paris, are now on
their way to a home in the west after
she had been detained by immigra
tion authorities, who were skeptical
as to the validity of their marriage by
Under the chaperonage of the
Travelers Aid society, the two were
married at close range yesterday, and
she was given the freedom of Amer
ica. Mabcus met his bride while he was
in the American Expeditionary
Forces overseas. He was suddenly
returned to America and later cabled
a marriage proposal which was ac
cepted. A marriage ceremony by
cable followed and a weddinir certifi
cate v. 13 sent the bride by maiL
in Silesia, Fight
Monarchists in Germany
Gaining Confidence and
, Government Orders
Berlin, June 27. Coincident with
the assassination of Foreign Minister
Rathenau on Saturday, monarchists
and military groups have started an
uprising in the part of Upper Silesia
which remained German. Fighting
has occurred in the streets of Kreuz
berg. Obdrlogau and Ratibor, num
erous persons being wounded. Gov
ernment) troops have arrived and
fought the armed monarchists, partly
The news of the uprising was sup
pressed. The government yesterday
asked the press not to refer to the
bloodshed, claiming that pacification
was imminent. The government de
clared that the uprising could be
blamed on "foreign elements," mean
ing the Bavarian volunteer corps,
wTiich was sent to Upper Silesia to
fight M. Korfanty's Polish insurg
ents. Pogrom is Staged.
In Kreuzberg and Ratibor hun
dreds of Poles were attacked and
robbed. The uprising turned into a
pogrom in which numerous Jews
were the victims.
The German inhabitants of the part
ceded to Poland telegraphed the
government demanding that the out
break be quelled, fearing that the
Poles would take revenge for the
action. The uprising proves the co
ordination of the monarchist revolt
with the assassination of Dr.
Throughout Germany there is a
heated chase after monarchists.
Leaders and officers of organiza
tions, individuals notorious for past
treasons, and a few Bavarian hot
heads have been arrested. For the
moment the monarchists are. in the
position of the radicals of a year
ago. But only those blinded by
passionate reichstag orations against
monarchy believe that no change
will come in Germany or that mon
archism will not blossom within
The Bavarian cabinet in its meet
ing yesterday decided that "inasmuch
as everything is quiet in Munich
there is no necessity' for carrying
out the martial law regulations
which the national government or
dered." Danger of Revolution.
Sunday a Munich newspaoer,
"The People's Observer," publish
ed an extra with this headline,
"Rathenau is dead, but Ebert, Wirth
and Schiedemann are still alive."
With the danger of a monarchist
revolution, which was planned for
Wednesday, still imminent, the com
manders of the army and navy have
issued orders demanding the com
plete adherence to the national mili
tary to the oath of the republic in
the present emergency. The order
is necessary because the govern
ment had obtained knowledge that
the monarchists have won over a
large part of the army, especially
the officers. The socialists have of
ficially demanded the resignation of
War Minister Gesslcr, who is a
These actions, with the upper
Silesian outbreak and the continu
ance of monarchist propaganda, in
dicate a German crisis until the
anniversary of the signing of the
Versailles treaty is passed. That
day may mean a well-planned mon
archist revolution or a republican
Tying It on the Dog
Held in Mexico
by Rebel Band
Employes of Oil Company
Near Tampico and Property
Worth $250,000 in
Washington, June 27. Forty
American employes of the Cortez
Oil company near Tampico and prop
erty valued at a quarter of a million
dollars are being held by a rebel gen
eral until ransom of 15,000 pesos is
paid, according to a message from
the American consul at Tampico to
the State department.
The dispatch was dated yester
day and said that the "rebel Gen.
Gorezabe" had seized the company's
property and was holding it with 240
well armed men. Prompt instructions
were sent by the State department to
the embassy in Mexico City and to
the consul at Tampico to urge the
Mexican authorities to take im
mediate action for the protection of
American lives and property.
The consul reported that, Gorozabe
had demanded payment of the 15,000
pesos within 48 heurs from yester
day morning when his forces se'zed
the property. The message said also
there were no Mexican tederal troops
in the vicinity.
Britain Threatens to
Take-Action in Erin
London. June 27. The Evening
News today says the British govern
ment sent a warning last Saturday
to the Irish provisional government,
declaring that if the latter govern
ment's authority to restore order
were not exercised the British gov
ernment would have to take action.
The Britain communications, ac
cording to the newspaper, requested
the provisional government "to act
promptly and vigorously to break
up the organization for intimidation
and murder which is designed to
wreck the treaty and is directed, in
; the opinion of his majesty's gov
ernment, from the tour courts in
Dublin." The warning continued:
"If the provisional government,
now that the elections show they
possess the support of the majority
in the south, do not exercise their
authority to restore order, the im
perial government will be obliged
to take action."
The News says the warning does
not contain a time limit and can
not be described as an ultimatum.
It also offered certain advice to the
Mrs. Longworth Dead.
Cincinnati, O., June 27. Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth, aged 77, moth
er of Congressman Longworth and
Countess De Chambrtui of Paris,
died here today, following an ill
ness of several weeks due to an at
tack of pneumonia.
Mrs. Longworth was the widow of
the late Judge Nicho.las Longworth
of the Ohio supreme court. She was
prominent as a social leader of Cin
cinnati. At her bedside when she
died were her son. Congressman
Longworth. Cincinnati, and a daugh
ter, Mrs. Buckncr Wallingford, Cin
cinnati. A. Stuart Baldwin Dies.
Windsor. Ont.. June 27. A.
Stuart Baldwin, 61. of Chicago, vice
president of the Illinois Central rail
road, died suddenly of heart failure
while en route from New York to
Chicago on a Michigan Central train
last night, the crew reported on ar
rival here this morning. j
of Hail Damages
Swath Two Miles Wide and
18 Long Cut by Pellets
Fremont, Neb., June 27. Dodge
county and surrounding territory is
recovering today from a terrific hail
and windstorm that struck the vi
cinity Monday evening.
Crops and lines of communication
were damaged by a barrage of hail
that cut a swath about two miles
wide and about 18 miles long.
The effects of the near-cyclone
laid low the entire countryside from
the Elkhorn river between Scribner
and Hooper and across the Platte
river into Saunders county. Scores
of wheat fields were totally de
stroyed, while others suffered from
25 to 90 per cent damage.
Fields Appear Leveled.
In some sections the fields appear
as if leveled by a steamroller and
the wheat stripped from the straw
as effectively as a threshing machine
could do it.
Forty-thjree telephone poles be
tween Fremont and North Bend, a
distance of 15 miles, are reported
Two Union Pacific trains were
held up during the storm by poles
that had fallen across the tracks.
The Northwestern road reports 18
poles down between rremont and
Ames, a distance of six miles. Tele
phone companies report poles de
stroyed on toll lines to Columbus
Hail Is Foot Deep.
Mrs. John Mentkin, residing on a
farm in Maple township, reported
hail a foot deep immediately after the
storm. Crops in that vicinity are
practically a total loss.
In Fremont many roofs were
torn away and telephone poles sent
crashing to the ground. Two hogs,
belonging to a farmer near Ames,
were killed by live wires that had
been torn down during the storm.
Passed by House
Washington, June 27. The house
today by a vote of 208 to 76, passed
the Capper-Tincher bill to supplement
the future trading act so as to meet
the recent decision of the supreme
Capt. S. Burk Burnett Dies.
Fort Worth, Tex., June 27.
Capt. S. Burk Burnett, widely
known cattle man, oil maji and
'rancher, reputed millionaire, died at
his home here this morning. Capt.
Burk Burnett had been in ill health
for more than a year.
Wednesday: Fair; 'not much change
5 a. m.
7 a. m.
9 a. m.
1 a. m.
11 a. m.
4 1 p. m
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m IS p. ra
1 f 4 p. m
71 S p. m
71 p. m.
?5 7 p. m.
7S 8 p. m.
Osvuiport KRapId City
Denver SKalt Lk
Pod re City nt Fo
North riatto ....7t-olux City
TVlfgram to F.xmitivc Do
iiiaiulrt Continuance of Pren
rut Wa,''' and Heiloration
of Formrr Working Ride.
Small Hope of Parley
( hiiaKO. June .V.-tHy A
strike of the 400,181(1 railway sliopnint
of the country will be called for
July 1, inilr the railroads agree to
lay the $o(l.0tHi,lKK) wage cut due
the shop workrr on that date and to
restore crrtain working condition
formerly in effret, it wa-i made
known tonight through a telegram
from B. M. Jewell, head of the shop
crafts, to the Association of Kadway
Decision to call a strike came late
today after lengthy discussion by the
executive committee of the six shop
crafts unions, based on the strike
vote of the men thus far received.
The committee left but one loop
hole to avoid the strike. If the rail
heads arrange an immediate confer
ence, agreeing meanwhile to continue
present wages, restore working rules
modified by the railroad labor board,,
and discontinue farming out railroad
work a walkout can be averted, the,
telegram said. Otherwise "a sanction
of withdrawal from employment on
July 1, 1922, as voted by the em
ployes, will be unavoidable."
No Vote Given.
The 2,500-word telegram, ad
dressed to T. Dewitt Cuyler. chair
man of the Association of Railway
Executives, threw no light on the
actual strike vote beyond saying it
was an "overwhelming majority."
Although the actual call for the
walkout was made dependent on the
executives' reply to President Jewell's
ultimatum, little expectation was ex
pressed in railroad circles tonight
that the executives would agree to
such sweeping demands as those
made by the unions and labor leaders
said that a strike seemed to be in
evitable. Will Issue Call
The union heads who will issue the
strike call, if the proposed confer
ence cannot be consummated, are:
William H. Johnston, International
Association of Machinists.
J. W. Kline, International Brother
hood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers
and Helpers of America.
J. A. Franklin, International Broth
erhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship
builders and Helpers of America.
J. J. Hynes, Amalgamated Sheet
Metal Workers' "International Alli
ance. Jomes P. Noonan, International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Martin F. Ryan, Brotherhood of
Railway Carmen of America.
Declaring that the railroads have
acted on a common program to re
duce wages and obtain other advan
tages to the carriers, President Jew
ell's message pointed out "one bene
fit which may come to the carriers
and their employes, and to the gen
eral public, from the fact that there
are national spokesmen of the con
flicting interests who might be able
to halt a nation-wide withdrawal of
men from employment in the railway
service, if the railway executives sin
cerely desired to avoid this conse
quence of their previous course of
Demands Are Given.
"For this reason," the telegram
said, "in behalf of and by the au
thority of the executive council of
the railway employes department1, I
am informing you and through you
(Turn to Pnite Two, Column Three.)
Legion Names July 1
as Membership Day
July 1 has been set apart as na
tional membership day for the
American Legion, and ex-service
men eligible for membership are
urged in a statement issued yester
day by William Ritchie, jr., com
mander for Nebraska, to join. The
statement, in part, follows:
"Jack MacNider, our national
commander, has named July 1 as na
tional membership day. The depart
ment of Nebraksa has pledged to fol
low our great leader, who has been
as courageous and fearless in bat
tling for ex-service men and their
rights since the war as he was
courageous and fearless on the field
"I, therefore, urge all comrades
who believe in the ideals for which
the Legion stands, who desire the
good fellowship of their buddies, and
who wish to renew the bond of
comradeship made dear to us by the
common experience of the world
war. to enlist in the legion.
"Do not wait to be invited.
"This is your invitation.
"The adjutant of your local post
will be glad to receive your appli
cation for membership."
Victim of Influenza
Tokio, June 27. (By A. P.) The
imperial court of Japan is in mourn
ing today for Prince Yorihito Higa-shi-Fushimi,
who died yesterday at
Hayama of influenza. Consequently
the receptions and other events
planned for Secretary of the Navy
Denby and officers of the American
navy, now en route here to attend a
reunion of - the Annapolis class of
1881. will be cancelled or curtailed.
Prince Higashi-Fushimi, the 17th
son of the late Prince Kuniiyc.
served some 30 years in the Japanese
navy, attaining the rank of full ad
miral in 1917. He contracted in
fluenza last November and the court
ceremonies incident to the visit of
the prince of Wales proved a heavy
strain upon his weakened constitu
tion. He took to his bed a short time
after the departure of the prince of
Wales and never aw Tho orince
was 55 years old.
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