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CHILD FOR SALE!
New York, Feb. 11. Deserted by
' her husband, ill and penniless, Mrs.
Anna Kalman, 31, has offered her
9-day-old' son, Morris, for sale for
$1,000 on condition that the pur
chaser is of Jewish blood and guar
antees to bring the boy up in the
Mrs. Kalman says her husband,
Harry, who is a clock and watch re
pairer, left home about seven
months ago and has not been heard
from since. She has been living
with different families at her present
address since then. She says if she
can only get $1,000 for the child she
can pay her debts and make a new
start in life. She has been support
ing herself by working in a sweat
MUST EXPL'AIN MANY
Houston, Tex., Feb. 11. With rev
ocation of permits or prosecution
both at stake, 1( Houston physicians
have been cited to appear in the dis
trict attorney's office here.
Before a board of five state offi
cials, they v ill he asked to explain
the hundreds of prescriptions for
liquor wr'tten by them.
LEGION MEN NEARLY
Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 11. An at
tempt was made by American Le
ction and service men after services
at Si. Pauls Reformed church -to
mob Evangelist Henry Stough for
having declared in an address that
many men in khaki were "riff-raff
The evangelist was surounded on
the street ami ordered to leave Lan
caster and cries of "lynch him" were
heard. He managed to escape to
his hoarding house, which is being
guarded by police.
A crowd of several thousand peo
ple who had gathered were con
trolled with difficulty.
A deputation of legion men have
waited upon Mr. Stough and de
manded that he leave the city. He
is expected to go.
MOST DEADLY COCKTAIL
Chicago, Feb. 11. Police arc
searching for the maker of a new
kind of "coroner's cocktail," more
deadly in its effect than wood alco
hol. Twenty-five victims of the drink
are in hospitals in a serious condi
tion and one has already died.
An analysis of the homemade liq
uor showed the ingredients to be ni-tro-benzol
and grain alcohol.
FRUIT Sf ANDS TO DOT
San Francisco, Feb. 11. Fruit
stands, to bo open day and night
and to rival roadside resorts, are to
dot the highways of California if
plans of a company incorporated
here for this purpose materialize.
. The company plans to construct
steel buildings along the roadside
convenient for tourists, where fruits
plucked from nearby orchards are
to be sold. The corporation expects
to extend its activities all over this
EDISON THINKS MARS
Orange, N. J., Feb. ll.Thomas
Edison, in a speech at a birthday
dinner given, by his employes, gave
his views on a number of topics.
The inventor, was 73 years old
He said it might be possible for
Marconi to communicate with Mars
and that prohibition was a good
"We don't need that stuff," he
remarked of liquor.
WANT WAR DECLARED
ON WARLIKE TOYS.
Berlin, Feb. 11. Not only the
days of the great German army, but
also those of the tin soldier, dearest
of all toys to the heart of German
boys, are over if a campaign launched
by a section of the press is success
ful. The German Peace society is
urging parents to declare war on all
"German mothers, vou who gave
life to your children,' says the ap
peal, "should never again allow them
to play with toys that glorify death.
Abandon forever the custom of giv
ing them tin soldiers, war books, toy
cannon or any other such gifts."
SAYS JELLICOE FLUNKED
AT BATTLE OF JUTLAND.
London, Feb. 11. "I came, I saw,
I turned away."
Thus Admiral Lord Jellicoe's con
duct in the great sea battle off Jut
land is stigmatized by Commander
r" -1 .. T? .i 1 ! t i r mpmlipr of narlia-
ment, in a remarkable book, "The
Battle of Jutland, just published.
Tirltoin Hip nntnr rharces. has
never told the world the truth about
the famous battle.
"TV, r,aht" tie write, "is one of
the war's greatest mysteries. The
admiralty s dispatch was a iairy
tale. The first hint of the truth was
;,., lw ripptrv who. a subordinate.
became" an earl and got 100,000,
while Tellicoe remains'. a viscount
nd gets 50,000.
"The failure' to destroy Von
ckoor'o wpak fleet when it was in
desperate condition was due to
neither lack ot lnrormauon nor xo
ntVir ransp. such as 'low visi
bility or mist, but it was a deliberate
step taken by Jellicoe, whose one
controlling tnougnt was me preser.
..:nr, hta i-twn chins.
"TV,. vr-h1ampd mist IS at Once
a veil of timidity and a screen of
"ME AND BRYAN,"
RAYS BILLY SUNDAY.
r-iu Vo Fsh 11 William
Jennings Bryan for president and
tr:n:nm AcIiIpw Simrfav for vice
president. That is the ticket that
will be named dv tne arys n ine
republicans ana aemocrais imuic
"wet" candidates: at least that's
u r "Rlllu" Snndav an
nual ivv. v. ....j ., , f
nounced here. Also he said that if
this ticket Should be elected, Will
iam H. Anderson, superintendent of
the Anfi-Saloon league jn New
York, will be wc'1 ambassador to
VOL. 49 NO. 205.
OF BAD FAITH
Bar Commission's Report De
clares Furlough Practice .Il
legal But Finds No Basis for
SIMILAR ACTION TAKEN
IN 52 PREVIOUS CASES
Minority of One Declares Gov
ernor Responsible Even
Though Absent From State
At Time of Release.
The State liar commission filed
two reports with the supreme court
at Lincoln yesterday relative to its
investigation of the release of Beryl
C. Kirk from the state penitentiary
on a "furlough" signed by State
Senator Bushcc, then acting gov
ernor. The majority report, signed by
Members McCandless, Fradenberg,
Ledwith and Goss, finds that the is
suance of furloughs, in this case and
52 others extending through six
state administrations, is without au
thority of law, although sanctioned
bv custom. 'It recommends that the
practice be discontinued.
r-urther than this, the majority
finds no evidence Xo support the
charges of bad faith or other mis
conduct on the part of attorneys or
state officials involved in the case.
The minority report, signed by
Bernard McNeny, approves the ma
jority report, but adds that "the full
responsibility is on the governor,
and bis absence from (he state does
not excuse him in that responsi
Reviews Kirk's Crime.
The majority report includes a
detailed statement of the crime for
which. Kirk was sentenced to 20
years in the penitentiary, the mur
der of Police Detective Jfrank
Kooney of Omaha, following the
Malaschock jewelry store robbery.
It continues with a recital of the
facts of the application for a fur
lough to Governor M-cKelvie and
its issuance by Acting Governor
Bushee during the absence from the
state of both the governor and
Lieutenant Governor Barrows.
"This order releasing Kirk on
what is called a 'furlough' is not a
new thing in the executive depart
ment of this state," the report states.
"The practice seems to have been
followed m at least the last six -administrations.
Lists in evidence
show that 52 furloughs have been
granted in the last seven years dur
ing the administrations of Gover
nors Morehead, Neville and McKel
vie, releasing parties convicted for
crimes ranging from hog stealing to
murder, and from wife desertion to
Reviewing provisions ot tne con
stitution and the law as to executive
clemency the report continues:
"A 'furlough is evidently not a
reprieve. Jo one nas seriously as
serted that it is a commutation. If
it came under any of the descrip
tions it must be under that of par
don. It is, we think, either entirely
(ContintiPd on Pk Two, Column Four.)
And Sisters Heavy
Losers to Thieves
paftlp Wash.. Feh 11. Two rob
bers obtained between $17,000 and
$20,000 worth of jewelry and a small
amount of cash here late last night
when they held up Cyril u conen,
proprietor of a number of Seattle
motion picture theaters, and his
twr sistprs. at the noint of revolv
ers, as the Cohen party entered a
private garage in their automobile,
according to a report made by Co
hen to the police. The robbers
forced the Cohens to alight from
the automobile and then escaped in
Sweet Cider "Stag" Greets
"Bill" After War Lay-Off
A tear of fond recollection of the
"eld days" glistened in many an
eye at the "stag"- social of Omaha
Elks at the club rooms last night.
It was the first "stag" held there
since America entered the war and
since prohibititon entered Nebraska.
The liquid refreshment of the eve
ning wa3 sweet ciderl
'"Tisn't like the old days, eh,
Bill?" was the most frequent re
mark heard among the 300 sturdy
Elks who crowded the club rooms.
Still, the absence of that liquid
to which the Elks were never ir
reconcilably opposed did not inter
fere with the hilarity of the evening.
Not so you coulud notice it.
The beaming countenance of Dan
B. Bugler, master of ceremonies,
city comjssioner and jolliest' soul
in Omaha, beamed good cheer ev
erywhere and answering beams came
back from the 299 other counte
STORIES FOR BOYS AND
Enteral MOond-elMI ultH Mur 21. I90. t
Omaha P. 0. undir ct o Mireh 3, 187
SIDE ISSUES IN
Negotiations Resumed Privately
For Compromise on Main
Points in Controversy.
Washington, Feb. 11. Steps to
eliminate many collateral issues of
the peace treaty fight were taken
today on the floor while negotia
tions were being resumed privately
for a compromise on the two princi
pal points remaining in controversy,
article 10 and the Monroe doc-:
Modification of eight of the 14 re
publican reservations on the basis '.
of agreements by the bipartisan k
conference and in a way said to be
satisfactory to many democrats was
proposed formally by Senator
Lodge. Four of the remaining six
are said to have been accepted al
ready without change by the demo
crats, leaving only those which re
late to article 10 and the Monroe
Frogress also was claimed in ar
ticle' 10 negotiations, a new draft
of the reservation being declared by
the mild reservation republicans to
have received approval from Senator
Lodge and from some democrats.
The draft was denounced by Senator
Hitchcock, democratic leader; how
ever, as constituting "not a com
promise but a surrender," and much
doubt remained as to its ultimate
The new reservation, said to have
been drafted by a democrat, would
deny this nation's obligation to pre
serve the integrity of other league
members "by the use of its military
or naval forces, or by the economic
boycott, or by any other means" un
less congress acted in each case. Un
der the original republican draft the
denial of the article's obligations is
Senatorr Lodge's move in propos
ing modifications was in accordance
with a plan agreed on by republican
leaders. Not all of the changes em
bodied in his proposal had been ac
cepted by the democrats in the bi
partisan conference, it was said, and
some democratic opposition was
forecast to parts of the revised pro
gram. The-general impression was,
however, that these differences could
be disposed of with little debate.
Decide to Enter Evangelistic
Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 11. The
Presbyterian church of the United
States will enter the world evan
gelistic campaign of the Interchurch
World movement "whole-heartedly
and completely," according to a de
cision made by the executive com
mittee of the general assembly.
The committee also approved
budgets for a militant Christian
campaign of evangelism and educa
tion calling for an expenditure of
more than $45,000,000. Of this sum
$19,828,870 is for the use of the
boards and agencies of the Presby
terian church. This amount is ap
proximately $6,828,970 more than
the record budget of a year ago.
The committee accepted a recom
mendation from its budget commit
tee that $3,000,000 be raised and set
aside as an endowment for the gen
eral board of education and the
Presbyterian board of ministerial re
lief. Dr. W. M. Houston, secretary of
the department of vacancy and sup
ply, reported that more than 500
pulpits in the country are vacant as
a consequence of an unprecedented
shortage of ministerial material.
The committee on ministerial sup
port favored a recommendation that
$1,500 per annum be made the mini
mum compensation for pastors and
that provision he made by the next
general assembly to make good the
difference where congregations fail
tc raise sufficient funds to meet this
nances. Even T. F. Swift, whose
sad duty it was to preside over the
sweet cider bowl, as well as the
doughnuts and hot wieners, beamed
as cheerily as he could.
The air was thick with the smoke
of good cigars and music swelled
the breeze nearly all evening. Ernie
Reese's orchestra dispensed the
tunes and John McCreary, Charlie
Haverstock, Clinton Miller and
Harry Hahn favored the crowd with
vocal solos. (
W. R. Huntington, the celebrated
amateur magician, mysJificd his
brother Elks with magic, slight-o'
hand, 'egerdmain and everything.
John Bloodhart drew funny pic
tures and made cartoons of promi
After the shows, at the Orpheum
and Gayety theaters, actor Elks
came in and entertained their breth
ren with stunts from their profes
GIRLSIN THE LITTLE FOLKS' CORNER
Teutons Fought in Carranza's
Army Which Engaged Ameri
can Troops August 27, 1918,
Testimony at Probe Shows.
DISCOVER TWO BODIES
AMONG MEXICAN DEAD
Also Learned That Those Who
Fought Yanks Were Not
Civilians But Soldiers,
Though Attired as Former.
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 11. At least
two Germans were fighting in the
Mexican army on August 27, 1918,
at Nogales, according to testimony
of Captain Frederick T. Herman, of
the Eighth cavalry, before the sen
ate subcommittee investigating the
Mexican situation today.
He said their bodies were found
among the Mexican killed. -Captain
Herman, a lieutenant colonel com
manding at Nogales at the time of
the fight, denied the official state
ment of the Mexican commander
that the Mexican force was com
posed of civilians.
The investigation of the action
and the incidents preceding it, he
told the committee, indicated clear
ly the greater part of the Mexicans
engaged were soldiers, although
most of them had dressed in civilian
clothes, and that the fighting had
been planned and was directed by
their commanding officer, and his
associates. The American casu
alties were five killed and 31
Three civilians also were killed
and five wounded. The Mexican
losses never were learned but
United States Army intelligence re
ports were submitted to show the
Mexicans buried after the fight at
Much of the testimony taken to
day was in executive session. It had
to do with the forced evacuation
of the Mormon colonies in Chihua
hua. The committee also learned
the details of the efforts made by
the American military authorities to
have brought to trial Lieutenants
Juan Azpeitia for the murder of
David Troib, December 28, 1918,
an American soldier. He was
killed on the Mexicai side of the
river near El Paso. The return of
his body to the American side, where
the autopsy was held, was made the
basis of a protest by the Mexican
authorities against any action by
them. Negotiations resulted in
three examinations of the body, one
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Silk Clothing Found
In Rooms of Hotel;
Several hundred dollars worth of
of silk waists, men's silk shirts and
various other articles of wearing ap
parel were found in the rooms of
Frank Jones and Edward Goldstein
at the Flomar hotel, Seventeenth and
Capitol avenue, last night according
to the police, when a raid was made
by Officers Summit and Kruger and
tne two men arrested.
Suspicion was directed to the men,
police say, as they were endeavoring
to dispose of the clothing about the
hotel. Both are held.
Some bonds and a pair of tortoise
shell glasses, which police say were
stolen, were found among Gold
According to police Goldstein
answers the description of the lone
burglar who has been robbing homes
of clothing and jewelry valued at
hundreds of dollars.
The entire force of detectives has
been detailed for night duty to run
down the, bandit.
Both men arrested last night are
being held for investigation.
Gaby Deslys Is Dead;
, Throat Trouble Kills
Paris, Feb. 11. Gaby Deslys, the
French actress and dancer, died
Gaby Deslys had recently under
gone several operations for an in
fection of the throat. Early in De
cember she was considered to be in
a grave condition and her relatives
were summoned from America.
The name of Gaby Deslys be
came known after former King
Manuel of Portugal displayed his
infatuation for her. That was .10
years or more ago. In 1911 she
arrived in America and made her
appearance on the tyew York stage.
She made a second visit to America
in 1915. She returned to London
and Paris the following year.
' The throat infection from which
the actress suffered is said to have
been a complication of influenza.
FEBRUARY 12, 1920.
Women in Suffrage Jubilee,
r i m.' i.
uonvenuun, at omcago, to reorganize
. Into National League of Women Voters
Twenty-Eight States Have
Suffrage Other Eight
To Assure Ratification
Internal iuiml cvs teenine bluff
Chicago, Feb. 11. Representa
tives of more than 2,000,000 women
in the 48 states of the union as
sembled here today to attend a con
vention that will witness the pass
ing of the -Nation.al American Wo
man Suffrage association and the
formation of the National League of
Women Voters. The convention
which began today and will con
tinue until next Wednesday, will
mark the transition of the suffrage
movement from an organization
planned to obtain the rights of the
ballot for women to an organization
EDWARDS MAKES .
ON WM. J. BRYAN
Calls "Hysterics" About Pro
hibition Mask to Drive
Trenton, N. J., Feb. 11. Answer
ing William J. Bryan's latest at
tack on him by declaring that per
sonal liberty is involved in the ques
tion of prohibition and not merely
the ability of one to get a drink,
Governor Edwards has issued a
statement intimating that Bryan's
"hysterics" about prohibtion is sim-i
ply a mask to cover an attack on
Democratic National Chairman
Cummings who, the governor said,
was a "fomidable obstacle" to the
Nebraskan's political designs. Mr.
Edwards reiterated his determina
tion to take the matter of prohibi
tion before the democratic national
"If it be true," Governor Ed
wards said, "that the remote places
and the wilderness are able to send
enough delegates to this convention
those who either blidly or stubborn
ly will eject from the convention
those who either blindly or stub
bornly will eject from the conven
tion those who desire for each state
a doctrine of personal liberty, then
this is only another indication of
the path along which the democratic
party is to tread in the November
The governor said the question
at issue was whether the people
were so dead to the spirit of the
constitution that they would al
low their personal liberty to be tak
en from them. Many were indig
nant, he said, because "fanatics
have laid hands upon the ark of
the covenant, the United States con
stitution." "The spirit which gave us life
a a country is sinking jnto extinc
tion," he said.
Kill Messenger and Steal
Payroll of Oil Company
Washington, Feb. 11. Theft of
the $30,000 pay roll of the Aguilar
Oil Co. at Tampico, Mexico, by rob
bers, who killed the messenger car
ryingjthe money to the company's
refinery and wounding three other
men on the street car where the
hpldup took place, was reported to
the State department. The com
pany is a British corporation, but
has many American stockholders.
The robbers escaped into the brush.
Plebiscite in Schleswig
Results in Denmark's Favor
Copenhagen, Feb. 11. Latest re
turns of the plebiscite -held yester
day, in, Schleswig to determine the
future status of that district show
that Denmark secured 72,733 votes
against 24.793 for Germany.
OF THE BEE EVERY DAY
r Mill (I rur), Dally. WW: 8itlaj. 12.60:
Dally and Sua.. 17.00: avttlda Nab. Malaaa antra.
through which it is expected the
women of the courjtry will make
use of the electoral privileges
granted them. ,
To Hold Jubilee.
The convention further will be a
jubilee celebration of the success
the National American Woman Suf
frage association has had in obtain
ing Suffrage rights for -vomen of
GRAIN MEN WILL
Representatives of Omaha
Exchange to Seek Recall of
Loading Order Affect
ing Corn Market.
A coinmitte of Omaha grain men,
representing the Omaha Grain ex
change, will leave for Washington,
D. C, Monday to seek a recall of
Director General Hines' railroad
order prohibiting the shipment of
corn out of Omaha from February
8 to 18.
Otis M. Smith, president of the
exchange, was instructed to appoint
this committee by the board of di
rectors at their meeting yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Smith will announce
his appointments today.
Several terminal grain elevators
of the city closed down yesterday
as a temporary measure, following
the refusal of Hale Holden, regional
director of the Railroad administra
tion, to act in their behalf with re
gard to the recent order.
The local market was unaffected
by the inability to ship out grain
yesterday, according to Mr. Smith,
who further stated that the price
was somewhat higher on the ex
change yesterday, on the heels of
a sudden drop in price Monday.
The market here continues to be
somewhat congested, because of the
fact that many country shippers
have refused to move their corn,
according to Omaha grain men.
The purpose .of the order, ac
cording to the message from Mr.
Hines, is to move the surplus stocks
of corn from country markets to
the large terminal elevators. .
But these latter are mostly flood
ed now, according to Mr. Smith,
and inability to ship out leaves no
room for country stocks.
Own Soldiers Hoist
Kolchak on Bayonets
London,' Feb. 11. Admiral Kol
chak was executed by his own troops
to prevent his rescue by 1 "white"
troops moving in the direction of
Irkutsk for that purpose, according
to a Copenhagen dispatch to the
Herald. The Moscow soviet sent a
wireless message asking his captors
to spare his life, but the appeal was
The Moscow wireless service on
January 31 transmitted an extract
from an article from the official bol
shevik organ Pravda, which said:
"Only a few days ago Supreme
Ruler Kolchak was hoisted on his
the United States. It is the 51st
and final convention of that asso
ciation. Although the requisite number of
states have not yet ratified the
amendment that will make equal
suffrage a tenet of the national con
stitution, the movement has reached
the stage where its leaders are con
fident that constitutional equal suf
(Contlnued tin Tuge Two, Column Six.)
TO JOIN ARIZONA
Leading Citizens and Ex-Service
Men Join by Hundreds .
Texas Also in Line.
Douglas, Ariz., Feb. 11. (Special.)
Well-known business and profes
sional men of Douglas have been
joined by hundreds of others, in
cluding more than 50 ex-soldiers, in
the organization of a Pershing-for-prcsident
club. George E. Buxton,
head of the Douglas Chamber of
Commerce, has been elected presi
dent of the club, which, in co-operation
with similar clubs at Naco, Bis
bee, Nogales and other towns
throughout the 1 state, is going to
work to send a Pershing delegation
to the national republican conven
tion at Chicago.
"Both democrats and republicans
are enrolled in the Douglas Per-shing-for-President
club," said Mr.
Buxton. "A large number of ex
service men were instrumental in
getting the club organized and on
its feet. Other ex-service men have
since subscribed to the club's pledge.
The sentiment for Pershing is
strong here, as it is elsewhere in
Arizona, and we are going to do ef
fective work in the campaign to
make General Pershing the republi
can presidential nominee.
"I am interested in only one filing
in this matter," Mr. Buxton con
tinued, "and that is to see General
"The way democrats are flocking
to the Pershing standard throughout
this section of the west, including
both Texas and Arizona, should not
escape the attention of party lead
ers. Democrats as well as 'republi
cans stand ready to flock to his
standard of Americanism."
Alpinists Who Fall
Into Deep Crevasse
Are Beyond Succor
Berne, Switzerland, Feb. 11.
Three Alpinists, Paul Schultess, Rob
ert Moser and Manis Pahl, all of
Zurich, fell into a glacier crevasse
more than 400 feet deep while as
cending the Bcrnia summit. The men
w?re joined together by a rope so
that when one fell into the crevasse
lie dragged the others with him.
' Two guides passing nearby heard
the men groaning. A relief expedi
tion was sent out from Pontressina,
but returned and reported it was im
possible even to recover the bodies
from the crevasse. Undoubtedly the
men died as their groans had ceased.
Fair and warmer Thursday; Fri
day partly cloudy probably becom
ing unsettled in east; colder in west
and north portions. ,'
Hourly temperaturf :
6 . m SS 1
a. ni 3
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p. m. ...... 31
ii, m. 81
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Failing to Reach Agreement 1
With Representatives of
2,000,000 Railroad Employes
On Wages, Hines Sidesteps.,.
UNION LEADERS REQUEST
APPEAL TO WHITE HOUSE
Matter Will Be Put Before
Wilson Today, When He
Shall Determine Whether or
Not Increase Be Granted.
Washington, Feb. 11. Failing to
reach an agreement with the repre
sentatives of the more than 2,000,000
railroad employes on demands for
increased wages, Director General
Hines decided tonight to submit the
whole case to President Wilson for
The appeal to the president is to
be taken at the request of the union
leaders after they had conferred with
Mr. Hines for two hours late today,
and afterj he had informed them
there was no hope of an agreement
under present conditions. Mr. Hines
will send to the White House to
morrow the statements m of the
unions together with-Ju's own repre
sentations in the controversy.
The president thus is called'on to
determine whether the government '
will grant the increased wages or
transfer the wage demand contro
versy to the corporations soon to
regain control of their properties.
No Final Break Meant ,
Submission of the claims and ar
guments to the president, while tern
porarily ending the general negotia .
tions, does not mean A final break.-.
railroad administration officials ex-,J
plained. Neither members of Mr .
Hines staff nor the union spokes
men indicated that they felt that a
deadlock had arrived, although the
discussions were ended. Regardless
of the president's decision, in the
matter, the difficulties could be
ironed out after return of the roads
through machinery likely to be set
tin by pending legislation, it was ex
plained. .Mr. Hines refusal to grant flie
employes' demands apparently was
based entirely on the fact that fed
eral control soon will cease. The
director general was understood to .
have kept this angle cpnsistently be
fore the union men together with ;
argument that it would be unfair to :
the thousands' owner of railroad '
stock to increase the expenditures
of their corporations when 'the gov; ,
ernment would be responsible for
the revenues obtained for so brief a
Statement of Hines.
In explanation of his action. Mr.
Hines issued the following state
ment: "Since February 3 the director ,
general has had frequent confer
ences with the chief executives of
the railroad labor organizations for
the purpose of devising means for
wage increase. During these con
ferences fhe executives of the labor
organizations have expressed tlieir ..
.views with treat ability and frank- :
ness. I ne director general has not
been able to agree with them as to -how
the problem should be disposed
of in view of the early germination.,
of federal control and is now laying'
before the president the representa-
tions of the executives of the organ
izations and also his own report for
the purpose of obtaining the presi
dent's decision in the premises. In
any event, the conferences have been
decidedly helpful in bringing out a
clearer development as to the real
issues involved and as to the char
acter of evidence pertinent to those
issues and the discussion throughout
has been characterized by courtesv
as well as candor and with a sincere
purpose on the part of all to try to
find a solution."
Presents Data Early Today. -
At the White House late' tonight
it was said that Mr. Hinas woul.l
present the data in the controversy
to Secretary Tumulty tomorrow
morning and that it would be sent
to the" president immediately.
Submission of the maftcr to tha
president was in accordance witn
information given out earlier in the
day at the White House that after
making a decision in the matter, Mr.
Hines would report to the president.
While the director general wan.
said not to have made any final an
swer to the union leaders, his state
ment of disagreement with their
claims could be considered as a 3ef- '
inite answer. . "
Living Cost Not Reduced.
In a statemen tonight, Mr, Lee
declared that the government had "
not succeeded in reducing the cost
of living by the campaign begun Jast
summer and he, therefore, felt he
could no longer hold the demands
"I expect to get the written an.
swer of the dirertor general to the '
trainmen's request at the next con- ,
frrence with him," said President
Lee. "After which the special com
mittee of 20 officers and general
chairmen, authorized by the interna-
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