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The Omaha Daily Bee
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In Oil Case
Britain Removes Obstacle to
Settlement of Mesopotamia
U. S. Equal Riglits.
Open Door Guaranteed
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Mr Leaard Wire.
Washington, March 22. Removal
of an important obstacle to the set
tlement of th controversy between
the United States and Great Britain
r theAIesopotaniia mandate, in
volving specialty oil exploitation
lights, was disclosed today, in con
nection with a discussion of foreign
relations by 'President Harding and
. Great Krituin lias brought about
the inclusion in the mandate terms of
a provision according Americans the
.same commercial and industrial op
portunities in Mesopotamia as en
joyed by members of the league.
Secretary of State .Hughes st'.r
Jfjeycd the situation in 'question for
the information of the members of the
cabinet and Secretary of Commerce
Hoover initiated a discussion of com
mercial ! relations with Russia, and
such new Mates as Czecho-Slovakia,
Poland and Jugo-Slavia.
The question of the peace pro
gram and the league of nations was
not taken itpvand no discussions
were reached as to policies in con
nection w itlk the other international
matters, the president desiring Mr.
1 Hugbes merely to lay the ground
work for future consideration of def
May Send Representative.
One of these definite questions will
be that of sending a representative
to discuss with the league of nations
council the terms of the mandates
assigned to allied powers for the gov
ernment of former territories of the
central powers. The council has in
vited the United States to present its
objections in this manner to the class
A and class B mandates before they
are passed upon-by the council.
The allies take the position that
there never would have been a con
troversy tfver mandates with the
United Stat, had the Wilson ad
ministration elected to discuss the
matter informally. Instead, Secre
tary of State Colby chooses to open
a formal controversy with Great
I'.iitam in an exchange of notes with
attendant publicity " productive of
political capital from vigorous twist
ing of the lion s ti.tl. , " -
On the other hand, defenders of
former Secretary Colby asset! he had
silcd in informal discussions with
the 3ritish 'embassy, to obtain any
indication that Great Britain was
disposed to concede the open door
in Mosopotamia to American oil de
velopment and " in consequence
thereof, advised a formal protest to
the British foreign officers against
the exclusion of America from equal
rights in a territory in which it pos
sesses an inalienable, undivided one
fifth interest by virtue of its contri-
(Turn to Pane Two. Column Three.)
Enough Soap Sent to
Russia to Giye Bath
To Million Bolsheviki
Chicago, March .22. Russia, which
.-.-fords the world's greatest example
ct vhat follows when "soap box
orators" undertake to handle the
ritus of government, may be saved
by vigorously application of the con
te .ts of the boxes. Seventeen thou
sand pounds of soap were shipped
from this city destined for Moscow,
i.'sed sparingly, this would suffice to
wash the faces and hands of nearly
1,000.000 Russians and there are
predictions that a few applications
of soap and water would speedily
transform the bolsheviki into some-
rhine resembling a human being. The
s-.ap s the gift ot the American Ked
Star league and is being sent at the
earnest solication of the soviet gov
ernment, win :h says ' that typhus
and other epidemics are killing hun
thrds, chiefly babies, every day The
consignment started today will b?
r ;prf in thp hnsnitals.nr at least tha:
is the understanding. More will be
;cnt, the plan being to ship an aver
age of eight tons every, month.
Southern Pacific Railway
Is Charged With Monopoly
Washington, March 22. Long
continued discrimination by the
Southern Pacific railway against the
Union Pacific line through monop
olistic combination with the Central
Pacific Railway company and th-;
Union Trust company of New York
was alleged by the government today
in, an appeal to the supreme court
from dismissal in Utah of a petition
.asking a dissolution pf the alleged
. Ex-Sergeant Charged With
, Murder of Major Cronkhite
f Seattle. March 22. United States
fi , District Attorney Robert C. Saun
ders today filed tn lederal court here
formal complaint charging Roland
R. Pothier. former army sergeant,
with manslaughter, in connection
with the death of Maj. Alexander H.
Cronkhite at Camp Lewis, Wash.,
October 27, 1918. -
ifarding to Meet Newspaper
.Writers Twice Eap h .Week
.Washington. March 22 President
Harding announced he would hold
conferences with newspaper cor
respondents Tuesday and Friday ot
each . week, following cabinet meet
iig. The announcement marks the
tormal restoration of the prewar
polky at .the White House,
Relapse Is Suffered , ' -
Bv Cardinal Gibbons
Baltimore, March '22. Physicians
attending Cardinal Gibbon an
nounced tonight his illness had taken
an unfavorable turn. They said,
however, they believed there was no
The unfavorable change in the
cardinal's condition occurred Sun
day night when his heart action be
came weaker and his temperature
t Cardinal Gibbons, who is in his
8th year, suffered a physical break
down last fall. In December he
went to the home of friends for a
rest. He was taken seriously ill
there, but his strong constitution
prevailed and he was able to re
turn home about January 1. From
that time until the present he seemed
to improve in health.
Call for Special
Session April 11
No Specific Problems to Be
Taken Up Mentioned in
Proclamation of Presi
dent to Congress.
Washington, March 22. A format
call for an extra session of congress,
to meet April 11 and r.-ccive,-legislative
recommendations from the new
administration, was issued today by
None of the specific problems were
named in the proclamation, the presi
dent merely declaring an extraordi
nary occasion required that congress
convene "to receive such communi
cation as may be made by the execu
tive." Mr. Harding already has Indicated,
however, that die tariff jrrt'd taxation
will be. foremost in nis message. He
is expected to make a pie: for prompt
relief to ,thc nat'en s agricultural
interests and the l:st of recommen
dations may touch many other sub
jects, such as the ratlw: y situation,
the merchant marine, and immigration.-
One recommendation relative to
reconstruction measures within the
government machine he is expected
to suggest is the creation of a
general commission to dispose ef
many kinds of property acquired by
government agencies du-'ing the war.
Whether the message w;ll .touch on
foreign relations is a matter of specu
htion, but the president nas indicated
his primary desire is tha" the session
work out a plan of governmental
and industrial rehabilitation at home.
A program has been discussed at
conferences between the president
and congress leaders and although
definite decisions are U be made, a
feeling of confidence is manifest that
there will be a working agreement
that will expedite legislative busi
ness from the start.
Some of the president's friends
believe he will follow the custom of
President Wilson in de'ivering his
message in person.
Fight on Drug Ring of
1 XT V I.
New York, March 22. Opening
oi a right to curb the tajffic of an
international drug ring, said to be
headed by business men of Germany,
Japan and England, was announced
here today by Df. Carlton Simons,
special deputy! police commissioner.
Declaring high ranking officers of
steamships plying between New
York and Mediterranean and South
American ports have been transport
ing drugs to this country, Dr.
Simons said many raids are planned
and developments of a startling na
ture expected. . S
Drugs manufactured in Germany,
it is charged, have been carried
from that country into Switzerland
by means of underground passages,
w hich have been discovered. Through
Switzerland these drugs. Dr. , Sim
ons asserted, have been transported
to America, China, Japan and Italy.
Man Found Guilty of Fraud
Through Fake Stock Sale
Los Angeles, March 22. A ver
dict finding Everett A. Hutchings'
guilty of grand larceny was re
turned late today, by as-jury in Su
perior Judge Frank R. Wills' court
after the jury had deliberated eigtjt
Hutchings was charged with hav
ing defrauded J. B. Xorris of De
catur, 111., out of ?51.QQQNNin a fake
U. S. Soldiers in Germany to
Get Money Orders, in Person
Coblenz, March ' 22. American
soldiers wishing to send money to
the United States must appear per
sonally., to fill out the blanks for
money orders under an order given
bankers here by the interallied
Rhineland commission. Tab is 'tten
was taken to prevent the escape of
capital from Germany. '
Voters not registered
or who have moved since
their last registration
must register today, to
morrow or F.riday, if
they wish to vole in the
Have you registered?
Is your neighbor reg
istered? ' 7
This election is Your
business. Register now.
' P - J r p TTolrll
1 1 1 Y C 11 C 1 U !'
In New York
Men Wanted in Connect ioj ,'
v .nt 71 vL
Septemher 16 Ket yi
From Rio De Janesfd
Treated as Desperadoes
By The Associated 1'roxs.
New Orleans, 'f.larrs 22. Five
J men who classmen th'instlves as
seamen, but whom '. ap. J H. B. an
Weeldern of the Xcw jr'ork and Cuba
line freighter, Rusnville said and
Department cf Ju.-.ttce officials inti
mated might be wanted n New York
in connection with the "'rvestigation
of the Wall street lu.nb plot of
September 16, were he.d itr prison
Shackled, the men were taken from
the Ruslville today and booked un
der their names. Philip Pender, Lio
nel Kuebreezuff, Rudrlpl. Dorsh,
Hans Randin and Hcnrik Lipan.
They were then held incommuni
cado. After Captain Van Weldetn had
related the ma iner -n w hich the men
were captured and .he riifficuties en
countered in moving from Rio De
Janeiro to New Orleans, he too, be
came uncommunicative. Department
of Justice officials said thev were
Treated As Desperadoes.
Saturday when the Rur-hville was
approaching this port the master
wirelessed fhc . Department of Jus
tice requesting that they care for
five "consular prisoners." The cap
tives were treated as desperate men.
Late last month, according to Cap
tain Weeldern, the United States
shipping board steamsh'ri. City of
Alton, thtn Hearing Rb De Janeiro,
received a wireless, presumably from
cfficials of the United States govern-,
ment, requesting a-tcst 'A the five.
A fight started and. acceding to the
captain, it was with d'ifieulty that
the mert were placed in irons and
taken to the RioDe Janeiro prison.
Fight on Ship
The American vice c.msul at Rio
De Janeiro, according to the captain,
requestedlhe steamer Yoro to take
the men to New Yorl-. Heavily
guarded, the men were placed aboard
and in some .nar.ner, according to the
captain stated a fight. The Yoro's.
master, returned tiiem- to Rio De
Janeiro. ' .
Then the 'Rushvihe aryved and
Vive Consul Thomas pe-sfiaded Cap-
in Van Weeldern to attempt trans
portation of he prisonei?
The nrisoners. amJare itly between
25 and 35 years old, were said to be
for the most part. w:,i euucaieu,
some speaking several languages.
Jo indication was givv.-!; as to wueu
they would be taken to New lork.
Washington, March 22. Investiga
tion of the five men landed in chains
at New Orleans has as yet failed to
uncover any evidence connecting
them with the New York bomb ex
plosion, it was stated tonight by W.
J. Flynn, chief of the bureau of in
vestigation of the Department of
Justice. He added, howeverjythat
the investigation was being con
tinued. The- men are charged specifically
with mutiny, Mr. Flynn explained,
adding that they would be tried in
the federal court of New York. De
tention of the men was reported to
the department only 10 days ago.
Mr. Flynn stated, adding that all
preliminary reports had made it ap
pear mutiny was the reason for their
New Seaplanes Being N
Built for British Navy
London, March 22. Details of an
entirely new jtype of seaplane which
can both fly and cruise as a warship
have been made- public here. -'Two
of these ships are being built for the
air ministry. The vessels are said to
be much like small ships with wings
added. They are larger and stronger
than any sea-going aircraft yet con
structed, capable of ridin? the rough
est waves, and each will carry a crew
of seven, with emplacements for five
- Thev will be capable of joining in
a!', naval maneuvers without a parent
vessel. Operating from a sea base
just as the submarine does. They
have a range of 1.500 miles and when
not flying , will be able to "taxi"
along the water driven by theiipro
rellors. Weeks in Favor of Reward
For Major General Liggett
Washington, March 22. --Another
effort probably will be made! to ob
tain promotion to the rank of
lieutenant general, for Maj. Gen.
Hunter Liggett, who retired from
active service yesterday after "having
served as war-time commander of
the First army corps and later of the
Secretary Weeks said today he was
very favorably inclined toward re
warding General Liggett for his dis
tinguished war service.
! Captured Convict Tries to
; Kill Self on His $'ay to Pen
Jefferson City. Mo.,. larch JJ.
Harry Wheeler, ;. convict from
Greene countv, who escaped from a
prison farm with another convict, at
ttmptedvto commit, suicide by slash
ing his throat with a razcr while be
ing returned to the penitentiary to
day after he had been captured,
'guards reported. He was sentenced
tc four years for forgery.
New York Tailors Strike
New- York, March 22. Several
' thousand union tailors employed in
J custom tailor shops went on strike
today, to retain a minimum wage of
$40 a week, it was announced.
Midnight Lunch For
Deck Hands Abolished
Washington, March 22.NJ.en on
the docks of the navy's fighting craft
throughout the world received a jolt
today, when orders were received
from the department abolishing the
midnight lunrh served to the deck
watches on all ships since the begin-
IjJrwnl a1" niticn nau nccn tne
"tfXxsa1 of the engineer
ttvlliYorl.l war. When the
e H SS i"t-i 1 1 the submarine menace
"jK'r$ the deck divisions to stand
.iner wiit r liis. the liiiilnifht lunch was
authorized for all hands. Recent leg-
! islation based on the theory that the
i war is over, forced abolishment of
i the welcome "java and gold fish,"
j as fur as the deck forces are con
Soviets Ask For
Trade With U.S.
Message Fk-om Moscow Says
Government Proposes to
Send Delegation to Con
fer With Harding.
Ky Th AsMcld Vren.
London. March 22. The Russian
soviet government has appealed to
President Harding and the American
government to resume trade rela
tions with the soviet government,
says a wireless message from Mos
The soviet government proposes
to .send a delegation to the United
States to" negotiate a trade agree
ment, the message adds.
Washington, March 22. Official
confirmation was lacking tonight, of
information contained in a Moscow
wireless received in London an
nouncing that the Russian soviet
government had appealed to Presi
dent Harding to resume trade re
lations with Russia.
P.csponsible officials refrained
from discussing the situation spe
cifically today and the most definite
indication of the administration's at
titude remained in the statement of
Secretary Hoover yesterday, denom
inating reservation of trada with
Russia as essentially a political ques
tion and advancing the belief that
any considerable trade' with Russia
at present was physically impossible.
The possibility of resuming trade
relations with the soviet government
was not the subject of public com
ment in White House circles and at
the State department any outward
signs of a possible change in policy
were lacking, although one official
intimated that the signing of the
Great Britain.-sovict trade agreement
and the conclusion of peace between
Poland and soviet Russia necessarily
were developments which should be
taken into consideration in consider
ing the Russian situation. ' .
Major General Wood
To Quit Army Service
For University Post
Washington,' D. C, March 22.
Maj. Gen. 'Leonard Wood will retire
from active service in the army to
become the head of Pensylvania uni
versity after he returns from the
Philippines, it was learned today at
the War department.
The general notified Secretary
Weeks yesterday that if he was nom
inated for the university post, as he
was last night, he would desire to go
on the retired list as soon as he had
completed his mission in the Far
The real reason for the Wood
Forbes mission to the Philippines
and the searching investigation of
conditions to be made in the islands,
is to determine whether the Fili
pinos are ready for independence.
Secretary Weeks mid today. The
mission's report, he said, will be
made the basis fqr the Harding ad
ministration's Philippine policv.
NPart of Russian Imperial
lreasures lound in Rome
Rome, March 22. Customs of
ficials have found what they believe
to be part of the Russian imperial
treasurers, including a fragment of
the late czar's crown, in the baggage
of the Russian commercial delegation
to Italy, held in the railway station
here pending examination.
Brilliants as large as nuts, were
discovered. A collection 1.290
ancient coins is declared to be wrth
C. B. & Q. Rail Employes
Refuse Lower Wage Scale
Chicago, March 22. Representa
tives of all the unskilled employes
of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy railroad refused to accept a
reduction in wages which was pro
posed by the road at a conference
today. They also refused to endorse
an appeal to the railroad labor bo;ird.
the appeal to the board will be filed!
shortly by the railway, it was an
Do Thriving Business
In Contraband Hootch
Nev York, March 22. Thousands
of pushcart ice peddlers and milk
wagon drivers astute in sensing
trade for spirituous stimulants among
their housewife customers, have de
veloped this potential bootleg mar
ket into wholesale proportions, fed
eral prohibition'' enforcement agents
revealed here today.
1 Most of the pushcart icemen, they
said, have headquarters in apart
ment house basements. By a simple
working agreement, their customers
along the dumb waiter shafts make
known their wants by answering
"yes" , or "no" to the iceman's ctll
of "ice?" with a rising inflection-.
Milk wagon drivers operate differ
ently, enforcement agents saidT They
either carry hip flasks, or deliver
liquor in opaque containers.
Two Dry Agents
Shot to Death in
Raid at El Paso
Officers Working on Tip That
23 Cases of Liquor Were
. Being Brought Across
Line Are Killed. .
EI Paso, March 22. Federal pro
hibition agents S. E. Beckett and
Arch Woods were shot to death
early this morning when prohibition
i gents were hunting for liquor on
a ranch owned by Neil T. Shearman,
near tliis city.
Federal officers were given a tip
last right that a load of 23 cases
of liquor was to be sent across the
line intended for a ranch, according
to members of the raiding party.
Approaching the ranch, the officers
searched an automobile but found
The posse was Hearing the house
when a voice shouted at them to
halt. The officers did not stop. A
vo'Ify of shots followed. Beckett
and Woods bcth fell mortally
The remaining officers fired from
v,ood:heds and barns, returning the
nre trom tlie House. H lien the hr- I
iiig from the house ceased, the of
ficers entered the place. Nobody
was there. Officers think the men
in the house crawled through the
narkness and (followed the river
course into El Paso.
Three Youths Drown in
Lake While Fishing :
Trinidad, Colo., March 22. Three
boys are believed to have drowned
in a reservoir. 15 miles east of here,
following their disappearance since
:-aturday when they went to the
reservoir to fish. The hats belonging
to each of the hodys were found
hoa:ing in the water today and the
boat in which they embarked was
found overturned. The coroner has
ordered thereservoir dragged.
The boys, Bennie Mestan ali.1
John and Peter Alatcia, rangedVn
ge from 18 to 20 years.
Catholic Paper Praises
Drive on Immodest Dress
Rome. March 22. --The Osscrvatoro
Romano, organ of the Vatican, to'.ai
highly praisesthe initiative of the
Catholic, women of Santiago. Chile,
who have started a campaign .'ga;irst
immodest fashions in', -dress. .The
"This will tell the world there
still are phalanxes of Christian girls
wno can and jvtii, tree themselves
trom the yoke of immodest fashions I
which threaten the dignity of woman- I
vAgainst Labor Unions
Chicago, March 22. A copy of a
letter said to have been written by
L V. Gcer. general manager of the
St. Louis-Columbus division of the
Pennsylvania linesv-ordering his su
pervisory employes to "even resort
to defaniatyan of all labor unions"
if necessary to obtain information of
their attitude in regard to proposed
wage cuts, was read before the rail
road labor board today, by Frank P.
Walsh, labor attorney.
Egg Prices Slump
New York. March 22. hgss de
clined in price here today. Fancy
white eggs were quoted at 35 cents
wholcsale; showing a drop of 6 cent?.
Western firsts, declined from 34 to
Growing in Spain
Radical Leaders Pledged toj
Block Conservatism of
- Present Regime.
Madrid, March 22. Members . of
the radical left in? the Spanish parlia
ment ape conferring with a view to
forming a - new . antJ-government
group. Friends of Santiago Albia,
former minister of finance; Mel
quiades Alvarez, leader of the re
formist party and Alejandro Ler
roux. radical leader In the Chamber
of Deputies, have agrcecLio start an
energetic campaign of -opposition to
block all legislative Work if the
government persists in its conserva
tism, especially regarding its finan
cial policy. ,
Newspaper reporters are dissafls
fied with conditions under which
they have been working, and have
refused to continue unless some new
system of giving out information is
After the last cabinet meeting they
were refused admittance to the resi
dence of the premier and were
obliged to take notes on the side
walk under the eve of a vigilant
policeman who prevented them from
approacmng mcniDcrs ot tne -minis
try. The government has announced
that in future it will send a report
direct to editorial offices and also
publish a communique in La Epoca,
the official organ, but as that news
paper has but a. small circulation,
it will give the public but little in
formation regarding future proceed
ings of the cabinet.
Passes Quarterly Dividend
New York, March 22. The Van
adium corporation of America today
passed its current quarterly dividend
because of "continued business de
pression and a desire to conserve
cash resources. Six months ago divi
dend of $1.50 was paid and three
months ago a dividend of $1.
At their meeting today the direc
tors, elected Thos. M. Schumakerm
president of the El Paso and South
western railway to succeed Allan I
A. Ryan,- who resigned his position I
on the hoard. . .
Fireworks Plant Wrecked
By Series of Explosions
Cincinnati, March. 22. A series of
explosions that shook houses with
in a radius of two miles and the
mirling of skyrockets, bombs and
other pyrotechnics over a wideitcrri
tory. marked a fire which today vir
tually destroyed the plant of the A.
L. Due Fireworks company at Read
ing, a suburb. - ;
Keoos Armniiitment Given
"etCsS PPleIU W"
Esch as I. C. C. Commissioner
Washington, March 22. John J.
Esch, former representative ; from
Wisconsin, was given a rcces. appointment-
today by President- Hard
ing as a member of the Interstate
Lomnierce commission. j
Dwight D'avis of St. Louis-Mo., I
was given a recess appointment by :
President Harding today as a di-7
rector of the w ar finance corpora- j
Ship Given Up as Lost
Newport News, Va., March 22
The Norwegian bark. Swartskog.
which sailed October 16, has been
given up as lost by her owners, the
A. L. Macey company. I he craft
has not been heard from since it
sailed, commanded by Captain N:;i-'
sen. and with 14 in her crew. This
boat makes the sixth bark which has
sailed to or from this porHn the last 1
tjcdt iu uc K'vtii up as lori,
Men Who Tried To
Sentenced to Jail
Soldiers Who Failed to Land
Draft Dodger Convicted
By JOHN CLAYTON.
Chicago Tribune Cable.. Copyright, 1021.
' Mosbach, March 2. Detectives
Carl Neaf and Fred Zimmer, , at
tached to the American army, who
failed in their sensational attempt to
apprehend Grover Cleveland Berg
doll. convicted American slacker,
were found guilty today in the crim
inal (cot:rt ot this Badish village
where they were on trial. Neaf
was sentenced to serve 15 months in
jail and Zimmer six.
Both men wer found guilty of an
"illegal assumption of power" and
Neaf was also chatged with "inflict
ing bodily jnjury." During the at
tempt to arrest Bergdoll last Jan
uary Neaf accidentally wounded a
German bride when he shot at an
automobile in which the draft-dodger
took flight. The girl was' riding in
The trial of the two Americans be
gan yesterday. The American Le
gion employed expert lawyers for
their defense. Bergdoll, who was
on the witness stand, appeared to be
ill at ease. He made several con
flicting statements and the presiding
judge found it necessary to caution
him once regarding the "German per
jury law. .
Twelve Tong Leaders Are .
Indicted on Murder Charge
San Francisco. March 22. Twelve
leaders of the Jung King Chinese
Tong here were indicted today by
the grand jury on charges ot" con
spiracy to murder, growing out of
the recent death of a member-of the
Suey Don Tong. The later society
has stated that it relies upon the
authorities to punish the slayer and
that it will not resort to reprisals.
Thieves Abandon Auto
When Bearings Bunr-Out
Fremont, Neb., March 22. (Spe
cial.) Failing to make a getaway in
the touring car belonging to Georcc
I Hoover of Hooper, stolen from the
streets, here, thieves abandoned the
broken machine near Elkhorn. The
bearings had been burned out and the
thieves were unable to proceed fur
ther. Thev stripped he machine of
Canada Must Reorganize ,
Roads to Prevent Deficit
, Toronto, March 22. T. A. Crerar.
er o, 1 ie ararlai Party in the
House of Commons, today told the
f Canadian club of Toronto that the
leader of the agrarian party in the
government owned . railroad system
must be reorganized from coast to
coast to prevent another deficit of
more than $M1,000,000 incurred last
year.. Lines which cannot pay their
own way, or which duplicate others,
must be eliminated, he declared.
Fair and warmer Wednesday.
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Omenta east and south can ha mud arK
Prospects for Agreement Be
tween Men ami Employers
Brighter at End of First
Both Make Concessions
ll- Til? AwiorlRtiMl rri'W.
Washington. .March.. 22. Pros
pects for peace in the packing indus
try were understood to be brifflite.
tonight than at any time since Sec
retary Davis, acting at the direction
of President Harding and with the
assistance of Secretaries Hoover and
Wallace, began elforU at medjatio i
in the dispute between the bigfnc
packers and their, union employes.
Today's principal events include. I
a conference between SecnUiy
Davis and representatives of the a: -ployes,
consideration of the mat to."
at the cabinet meeting and confer
ences between Mr. Davis and the
packer representatives and between;
him and the employes. Secretary Da-:
vis announced he would continue his
meeting with the employes' repre
sentatives at 9;30 a. m. tomorrow.
It was believed that the employes
had agreed in a general way to file
wage reduction put into effect March.
7 and that in turn the packers had
agreed to the extension of the war-
time Alschuler agreement for sub
mission of differences to permanent
New Time Basis.
The matter of hours, it was be
lieved,, would he solved by the adop
tion of a weekly maximum based en
an eight-hour day, to meet conditions
obtaining in the packing industry.
The question of hours was consid
ered before the conferences begin to
be a minor difference, but it is ni
derstood now that the question in
volves the consideration of muolr
After conferring with the packers'
representatives last night and wi'h
employes delegates today, the labor
secretary indicated he hoped for kti
early settlement and so informed tha.
cabinet. Similar optimism was re
flected in other quarters.
Returning to the Department cf
Labor from the cabinet meeting, S.-c.-,
retary Davis held an hour's session;
with Carl Meyer and J. G. Condon
for the packers. Later lie was closet
ed with Dennis Lane and , R. S.
Brcnnan, representing the employes,
and then announced a continuation
of this conference for tomorrow.
Separate Plan Used.
The separate conference plan, de
cided on yesterday, has long been
the method used by the labordepart
ment's board of conciliators, who con
tend representatives of opposing
sides will talk more freely when they
feel what they say can not be made
the target for reply by the other side.
In this way the labor secretary is
obtaining valuable data it is said,
The data presented at yesterday's
joint conference by the packers in
volving a full review of the indus
try is understood to have agreed
with ''statistics which Secretary Davis
had his experts assemble before the
conference. The secretary's familiari
ty with these statistics is believed
to have gone a long way in reach
ing the tentative agreement on wages
which was believed tonight to be
ready for formal acceptance.
Secretaries Hoover and Wallace
were not present at any ox today's'
Girl Offers to Sell .
Self for $100 to Pay '
Cost of Operation ;
Cliirago Tribune-Omnlia Bee l eased Wiriv
Trenton, N. J.. March 22. Doro
thy Miller, 16. in a letter fo New
York newspapers, published today,
offers to "marry two years from next,
October 23, when I will be 18 years'
old" the man who provides the $100
she needs for her mother's operation.
Easter Sunday is the dav for the.
operation and the letter adds, "the
railroad situation left us like this.";
Dorothy is nice looking, five fee:
five inches tall, weight 135 and fan
complexion. She is "even a good'
housekeeper," the letter adds.
'Her husband she would like to
be refined, of respectable parents,'"
high ideals and able to be independ
ent as to salary.
Federal Bank Officials "
Attacked in Court Brief
Washington. D. C Match 22.
Georgia state banks charge, in
briefs filed in the supreme court,
that officials of the federal resene
bank at Atlanta arc planning a cam-.
paign to force out of business, aw
hank not complying with the "par
collection orderof "the federal re
serve board. The banks are ?.ppea!
ing trom lower court decrees ujv
holding 'authority of the board to in- .
sist on remittance of depositors,
checks at par.
Man Charged With Theft
Of Bonds Pleads Not Guiltv,
Toronto, .March 22. John Dough"-
ty. changed with having stolen bonds
worth $105,000, from his former em
ployer, Ambrose Small, theatrical
maenate who li hrrn IllKiilli TViVr..
I than a year, today pleaded not guilty
I on arraignment here. Doughty, who
was arrested in Oregon, subsequent
ly revealed to police the hiding placa
of the missing bonds.
Canadian Pacific Closes
Shops 3 Weeks fo Save Money
Montreal, March' 22. More" than
5,000 men employed in the Angus
shops here of the- Canadian Pacific
were notified today that work would
be suspended tomonow and re
sumed again April 4. The "holi
day,'' officials said, was declared an
a necessary expense reducing measure,
23 and' 25 cents,
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