Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 114, Ed. 1 Monday, December 26, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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U. S. Congressmen Take To
Proposition In No Cheer-
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. The
passage by congress of the bill to
give $20,000,000 for the relief of fam-
ine stricken Russia, was not accom-
plished without some interesting
At one of the meetings, the fol-
lowing took place:
The Foreign Affairs Committee, in
executive session, had agreed to re-
port favorably the appropriation
asked by Secretary Hoover for the
immediate shipment of corn and of
seed wheat to Russia. The Rules
Committee met to agree upon a spe-
cial rule to expedite its passage.
The doctors haB been instructed
to feed only the children that have
a chance to survive," said a spokes-
man for Hoover.
"Terrible, terrible!" commented
I Chairman Campbell, and Represen-
tative Kreider of Pennsylvania ech- |
f oed. "Pretty rough."
"Why did the president reeom- i
I mend only the sending of 10,000.000 ,
' bushels of grain, while now you
want J20.000.000r' asked a commit- j
Why No More?
| "Because tho president acted on
i Information which was earlier than
best friend iu need and the worst
enemy of their government.
The special rule for hasteniug
passage of the appropriation was
adopted and the committee ad-
Mould Discuss Problem.
Over in the senate tho floor was
secured by Senator France of Mary-
land, who offered a resolution call-
lug for the appointment of a com
mission by the president, to visit
Russia to discuss with a committee
from the dc facto government of
Russia the settlement of all ques-
tions now at issue between the two
governments a resolution, in short
looking toward recognition of the
soviet republic and the resumption
of political and economic relations
between Russia and the United
He asked that the measure be sent |
to the Committee on Agriculture, be- ,
cause it was intended to relieve (he
distress of American farmers j
through resumption of foreign trade
The Foreign Relations committee
had failed to take notice of a pre-
vious resolution of similar nature.
Pittman of Nevada. New of Indi-
ana, Curtis of Kansas, Robinson of
Arkansas, and King of Utah jumped
on France nnd his measure was sent
to the Foreign Relations committee
for cold storage.
POLLY AND HER PALS — Well, Well! It Isn't So Bad to Be Color Blind Sometimes.
—By CLIFF Slh.HKtTi
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Walsh Charges Evasion of Federal Law—Straw Corpora-
tions Do Repair Work—Hannauer Admits
His Knowledge Is "Dubious."
WHIC H WILL BE A MILLIONAIRE'S BRIDE?
BV CARROLL BINDER. ! got the idea of farming out his re-
!• ••derated l'reu Correspondent. pttir work, the manner in which the
CHICAGO. Dec. 24. The "legal contract for this work was nego-
fraud" of tho railroads in farming tlated and the way in which the re-
out their repair work to companies pair work is done at present, proved
— «. ... . I,, n „ ~ i ~ „ i o,.„ l,n whlch they are interested and very weak and his power of recol-
that now at Mr. Hoover s spos ^. United StcltCS GGOIOQICSI 3lil • tlicreby evading thou parts of the lection dimmed, as Walsh probed Into
vey Thinks Unified System federal transportation act which de- the deals with sub-contractors. The j
mand decent conditions for employes road's attorney, 8. C. Murray, was
was exposed by Frank P. Walsh, at- obviously pained that the vice presi-
torney for the Railway Employe*' dent of a railroad should be quizzed
Department of the American Federa- so pointedly and he resorted to all
tion of Labor, who appeared before the legal technicalities to have Walsh
the United States railway labor called off. but to no avail.
board in the case against the In Walsh invited Hannauer to admit
Would Be Good.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. (By U.
P.)—Unified electrical operation of
the railroads of the country would
revolutionize transportation, effect-
ing great economy in money and ef-
fort. in addition to the admitted ad-
vantages in convenience and comfort
to the public.
This is the conclusion reached by
the United States Geological Survey
after an intensive investigation.
diana Harbor Belt Railroad.
Walsh handled the situation with-
out gloves from the first. He took
the position that the small road is
but a flagrant example of the way in
which the roads of the nation are
scheming to make huge profits at the
expense of their employes and the
Governor Goodrich of Indiana and
' Vernon Kellogg have Just returned
|from extensive investigations in the
1 famine regions, and they urge the
I larger appropriation."
"Why not give them more0"
"Because the grain must be ship-
feptd In over two railroads—one run-
ning from Riga on the Baltic and the
other from Novorosslsk on the Black
Sea. Those railroads' utmost capa-
city is 100,000 tons a month, and this
appropriation will keep them loaded
for the entire period of the famine,"
Eye For Business.
The expert then eannily suggested
that Russians are learning to eat | chief among the economies effected I public and charged that the hold-up
American corn, and that this famine! wou]<i be that of trackage. For in-1 game is directed by Wall Street
gift may stimulate future American L^nce, the Survey states, the entire through the Association of Railway
trade. The corn will be bought from trRffic between Philadelphia and Executives.
American elevators at a very low , washington could readily be carried Nation-wide Conspiracy.
price. Some of the dealers ! over the rails of the Pennsylvania Developing his case by cross-exam-
handle it without profit or charge for under electrical operation. ' inatlon of George Hannauer, vice
their services. It will be delivered i„aving those of the Baltimore and \ president and general manager of the
to the village mills in Russia, wherejQ^jQ for fujurr growth. [.Indiana Harbor road, a line only'lJO
Similarly, electric operation In the miles long but very sympathetic to
vicinity of Boston and New York j the policies of the larger roads. Mr.
would leave a margin of track eapac- I Walsh showed that there Is a na-
ity so great that no money need be tion-wide conspiracy to avoid the
sent for many years for further ex- | provisions of the transportation act
tension of track, it is shown. 'by contracting and lea^ng out to
Less .Machinery Needed. .sub-contractors nnd padrones the
The total cost twenty years hence, 'most important functions of the rail-
if electrification is begun now, tho 1 roads.
Survey states, would be less than the j "The so-called 'private contrac-
cost of the added track and tenni-j tors,'" said Walsh, "are pretending
nal facilities necessary under steam . not ouly to actually maintain the
it will be ground, and the products
will bo distributed to the famine vic-
"I never favored any of these gifts,
but they're starving and 111 vote for
this." said Riordan of New York, un-
comfortably twisting his hat. "But
I'm totally opposed to their govern-
ment and all they stand for.
"So am I," responded Campbell of
Kansas. "And if it weren't for that
government of Bolsheviks this awful
famine would never have occurred."
"Well, of course that is to say the
drouth would not have been avoided,
l ut better measures would have been
possible to deal wtth Its effects." put
feln the expert, hastily.
"They would have had the drouth.
Ht ut they would have been able to
furnish relief from their own vast
■country." Campbell agreed.
"Seems as though in all that rich
erritory they could have got enough
Pto feed them." put in Schall of Min-
"Th«v paralyzed transportation
tend production," added the expert
p"The soviet government seized a
rgrreat share of their grain in 1920
[end discouraged production on the
band. The grain was given to the
I "Without compensation of any ,
Wort," Campbell remarked, as though .
C hallenging anyone present to dis-
All hands pondered deeply when
Garrett of Tennessee suggested that
ihe Bolsheviks would be glad to try
to tear down the government of the
United States in return for this food
Mr. Hoover's advocate offered com-
lort: Vernon Kellogg had talked with
Kalinin, the president of the soviet
republic, who had told Kellogg that
tho Russians were beginning to re-
alize "what a capitalist country can
do that we cannot do." and that, they
realized that America was both their
operation to provide for the inevit
able 100 per cent increase in traf-
fic within that time.
If the operation "were made elec-
trical and unified, less men and ma-
chinery would be required. There Is
great waste now. the Survey holds,
on account of separato reserves of
motor power. Further, the steam lo-
comotive can run but eight hours a
day, while the electric locomotive
can operate twenty hours.
Naturally economy of operation
would result in reduction of both
freight and passenger rates.
Statistics show that the majority
of men commit crimes of violence
between the age of 30 and 40.where-
as women comnjlt similar crimes be-
tween 21 and 30.
that his road retains absolute control
over all work done by these contrac-
tors. having its own employes in
charge of the operations with abso-
lute power to modify them in any
way the road desires. "You're simply
paying these contractors 5 per cent
for their work while you evade the
rules of the United States railway
labor board," Walsh chalenged.
Asked about individual foremen,
Hannauer was unable to say whether
they are now on the payroll of the
contractors or of the railroad, so in-
volved are the relations of the two.
Throughout the hearing Walsh
questioned the good faith of the road
in its sub-contracting. Once some-
body protested that he reflected on
the honesty of witness Hannauer. "I
vouch for his honesty," replied
Walsh, "but I have a right to chal-
lenge his statements." "I think he'd
keep an honest golf score," he added.
Attorney Murray told the board it
had no jurisdiction in such a case
and Hannauer introduced figures to
demonstrate that by farming out its
rights of way of the railroads but. ; Work it saved 40 per cent on car re-
Independent of railroad control, to pairing and 47 per cent on mainten-
havo charge of the repair devices ance of way expenses. Board Mem-
upon which the lives nnd limbs of (ber Wharton challenged the method
the traveling public must depend for j by which those figures were obtained
Centenary of the birth of William
Frederick Poole, noted library expert
and originator of "Poole's Index."
The Cupper-Tincher law. for the
regulation of grain trading, is to
come into openatlon today.
Millions of dollars in Christmas
bonuses will be distributed today by
banks and business houses through-
out America. •
The Washington and Jefferson foot
ball team is to depart today for Pas-
adena, Calif., where the University
of California eleven will be opposed
on January 2.
A three-day convention of members
of the Young Peoples Socialist
League from the Eastern States is to
be opened today in Now York city.
A hearing is to be held today to
consider a new trial in the case of
Saeco and Vanzetti. whose conviction
on a murder charge at Plymouth,
Mass.. has aroused protests from the
raidical organizations throughout the
world 4 ^
Refused to -Negotiate.
C. J. McGowan, vice-president of
the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen,
told the board that the road had re-
fused to negotiate with the unions as
prescribed by law; had let tho car
repair work out to companies which
had not previously been engaged in
the railroad business; that one of the
companies was not incorporated until
ten days after tho road posted a no-
tice that repair work would be per-
formed by this company instead of
by the road; that the company had
increased the hours and decreased
the rate of puy as well as introduced
piecework all in violation of the
rules of the United States labor board
i and the provisions of the Federal
transportation act; and that the con-
tracting company discharged em-
ployes without investigation and
threatened to discharge employes
and Walsh said he would prove that
the contractor system was more
Fear of Spread of Bolshevism Declared To Be Main Reason
Troops Are Kept in Far Eastern Republic,
While Nation Vainly Protests.
Rumor has it that either Vansci Dolly or her twin sister. Roszika, will
boon become the bride of a prominent American millionaire. The Dolly
sisters are uow in London. Roszika recently divorced Jean Schwartz,
bong writer, and Yansci is on the verge, she hopes, of obtaining u decree
of divorce from her comedian husband. Harry cox. One of uieir more
persistent admirers, according to reports reaching New York, is Alexander
Smith Cochrane, multi-millionaire husband of Ganna Walska, opera singer.
Mr. Cochrane is seeking to divorce his wife. Dispatches from } ndon
quote Yansci Dolly as saying: "When I marry, Broadway will get ihe
surprise of its life."
They come, the great minds of the
j To speak for all mankind;
| God grant their words may prove
i And wisdom they may find.
TOKIO, Dec. 24.—(By U. P.)—The pan and the Far Eastern Republic,
Japanese soldiers in Siberia want to The delegates of the Far Eastern Re-
come home. They're not iu love with public, which has Its capitol at Chita,
the beautiful snow. The people want \ and which, theoretically, is a non-
Bolshevist puffer state between Ja-
pan and the rest of Siberian Russia,
have insisted upon a specific Japan-
ese agreement for troop withdrawals.
There is a rather general disap-
pointment in the Dairen conference.
In fact the Japanese and Russian
newspaper men covering it got so
disgusted not long ago that they met
in sofemn convention and unani-
mously passed resolutions that un-
less the conference perked up. they
were going to leave it flat, to strug-
gle through a hard winter as best it
could without them. These resolu-
tions were presented to the confer-
ence the next day, and gravely re-
turned to the correspondents by tho
official press agent, as a part of that
day's conference communique.
Since then the only news has been
that the conference is still dead-
Some form of trade agreement may
come out of the Dairen affair, but it
'em to come home too, because the
tax payers have been told that from
$25,000,000 to $30,000,000 might be re-
duced from the next budget if the
cost of the Siberian expedition could
There arc evidences, some think,
that the military authorities them-
selves are coming to regard the Si-
berian affair as a white elephant on
their hands, and that they'd like to
No Move to Withdraw.
Information from a source very
close to the late Premier Hara is that
just before his assassination he was
considering plans to effect soon a
withdrawal of the Japanese Siberian
forces. This informant says Hara
had guaged the situation in all its
aspects and had deliberately con-
cluded that even if the militarists
opposed him—which he was not cer-
tain would bo the case—he could go
to the mat with them and win.
That, however, is merely a matter
of speculation now. No definite j is not believed here that it will in-
movement is under way for Siberian volve formal recognition by Japan of
withdrawal and there seems to be j the Chita government. While profes-
Expected Looting of Shops By
Unemployed Fails To
LONDON, Dec. 24.—A plot to loot
costly than work done in the railroad j fashionable London stores during the
They come from lands where sordid
Has festered untold years;
; Where war has raised grim sorrow's .
, To flood a world with tears.
Where kings have wrought with
To drive men to their doom;
Where masters proud burnt in their
no prospect of any for the present.
The severe Siberian winter is set-
ting in, and the general opinion is
that It would be very difficult to
get out before spring, because of
Meanwhile the deadlocked confer-
ences at Dairen continue between Ja-
And hearts broke in the loom.
Haphag - Harriman Official
Says Shipping Board Will
Meet Rate Fight.
Walsh then quizzed Hannauer.
The latter admitted that he received
and asked for no competitive bids J
in awarding the repair work of his j
i road and that he had taken this step j
without consulting the directors or
other officers of the road.
The head of the firm which re-1
ceived the contract for the car repair
work ran a coal yard In Hannauer's
home town, liaunauer admitted, and
his knowledge of the business of car
Christmas shopping rush
| lieved thwarted by police today.
I Five hundred unemployed of the
West London districts had planned to
march to Oxford ostensibly to dem-
onstrate against Christmas shopping
.extravagance but in reality to loot j
' stores, police said.
i Many of them were armed, it was
Two thousand others from the east
cud were to commencc looting at the
Strand and work westward, accord'
ing to the police diagnosis of the
The scheme was frustrated when
police mobilized 100 mounted men at
point.s of vantage along the route.
; Warnings were issued to storekeep-
|ers to be prepared.
watched by police. There was no Christmas present.
; demonstration. j "Can't afford it. darling. You will
England's cup of joy at holiday'have to content yourself this year
I season was somewhat embittered by lwith just a diamond necklace."— Bal-
i these reports and the fact that there jtimore American.
iar<j approximately 2.000.000 men out |
The royal family will spend Christ -
veral hurtdred unemployed men J Prosperous this year. I
'bed to llycle park closel} j might give me a few do
BERLIN, Dec. 24.—(By U. P.)—A
new traiis-Atlantic freight war. which
the United State shipping board will
lose after having caused losses to all
rved on union (rrt.v.neo com- ®n>raiile.. ' Predicted by
officials of the Hamburg-American
line, as the result of the shipping
boards intention to put three new.
large steamers on the New York-
Plymouth-Cherbourg - Bremen - Dan-
"The Haphag-Harriman steamers
America and George Washington are
already covering the route," a hlsh "t York CoUn(.,, Sund"gham.
Unlaid Hamburg-American xhp party wUI ln0lu(,0 0norKe_
' , . i the queen. Princess Mary, the Duke
The irann-Atlantle shipping pool, of Ynrk Prlnce HenI7i Qucen A)e,x.
comprliiing the 'Haphag,' Harriman
"I>d several other big American lines.
repairing was dubious. Walsh asked weJ' "a English. 1 rench. Bel-
wl,ether this man did no. drive a coal ',al an a""1 "ne(*- ' > >><>
wagon? Are you facetious? askod i f 4 to protect their members CRCAt/ r^lCTC licpn
Han "Tliis is , substan- Ka,n;' "* *hirh Is
tial citizen" thus faced with overwhelming oppo- BY COPS TO SPRING
"A man may drive a coal wagon ""n 'f " ob""n BUPP°rt JOKES ON FELLOWS
and vet he a substantial citizen." re- " f tht *°rt* 0ern,an which
tortod Walsh. "I drove one my.,elf ',n" n0* hl"cln|: th« «*">'•"
( ontractor a Day 1 .aborer. COPS GET REAL
The experience and compete!-. , " VtHV Tlinill
the contractor who received the; At/ ALU A IHRILL
With hearts that yearn we give them
And hope they bear the light.
To lead man from hate's lothsome
! To fields of peace and right.
Would their great pride but stoop to
The voices near the soil.
The web they weave would longer
Think we who sweat and toil.
—W. C. Pike.
"My dear, as you have been fairly
lozen eggs as
For Miss Outdoors.
undria. with the king and queen of
Norway, and his son, the crown price
The Christmas tree at the police
station was beilng used by members
of the force to spring some rather
practical jokes on each other. All
their weaknesses anil peculiarities
and incidents in which they had
Several persons in the all^y next l)f'en "goat" wore reminded by
award to do the locomotive work was
vague to Hannauer. Walsh asked
whether It Mas not true that this [to the police station had a little Ku ! g'ft
1 goectq RAAB ,v«(
man had no tools or equipment and , Klux thrill late Friday afternoon,
•no capital when he took over the. Just as it was becoming dark, two
(yards of the road, that he drew on ! sheeted figures were seen to leave
| the railroad for all his supplies and the rear door of a building, glide
(lacked even a single week's payroll, through the fog for about fifty feet.
I Hannauer was uncertain but wit- j and enter another building. Inves-
Robert Haab has been elected nesses produced by Walsh testified tlgation proved that they were wait-
president of Switzerland by tho fed that the contractor is a mechanic j resses vho had pulled white aprons
eral assembly for the year 1922. He [ who has little money and even now ground their heads, shuwl fashion,
will take office on January 1. M. goes to work daily with a crew on 1 before stepping out Into the coid
Haab, who is a member of the fed- a hand car. | mist.
eral council and also minister ot : No! ii J'erfcct Da). —.
posts and railways, succeeds Edmund j Hannauer had a most uncomfort- Germany is the only country which
Schuithess as chief executive. 'able day. His memory as to how he | has formally abolished tipping.
ks of cards, dice,
miniature clubs, kewpie dolls, all
with a meaning. One of the younger
cops received a list of telephone
numbers and the names of persons
to ask for. which included "Honey."
"Gladys," "Beckie," and several of
her sisters. Sergeant Jim Montgom-
ery received two cigar stubs, each
almost an inch and a half long.
There was a ni^rsing bottle filled
with milk for one and there was a
nipple for another. The mayor jwas
remembered with several gifts.
Six More Republicans Said To
Have Demanded That
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—An un-
expected development which for the
first time during the long fight over
his campaign expenditures definitely
places in jeopardy the senatorial seat
of Trumau H. Newberry, has oc-
curred in republican senate ranks.
I Six republican senators whose
I votes Newberry backers have claimed
have served notice on Senator Cur-
tis, republican whip that they will
vote to unseat th& Michigan senator
unless.be arises in the senate and
makes a defense of the money spent
in his campaign against Henry Ford.
Should Newberry fail to speak* in
his own behalf as he has consistently
declined to do ever since he was in-
dicted, the addition of the six re-
publicans to the anti-Newberry ranks
will make his unseating probable
when the vote is taken next month.
Thirty-five of the thirty-six demo-
crats are regarded as certain to vote
against him. Seven republicans al-
ready are said to be against him.
Thus, if the ultimatum of tire six
republicans should fail to break th?
Newberry campaign of silence, a to-
tal of forty-eight votes or half of
the senate and just one less than a
majority would be against him.
From reliable sources the names of
five of the six were learned. They
are Capper, Kansas; McNary, Ore-
gon; Jones. Washington; Kellogg,
Minnesota; Willis. Ohio.
It was believed by senators in close
touch with the situation that Sena-
tor Cummins, Iowa, was the sixth
member of this group. Republicans
already said to be against Newberry
are Borah. Kenyon. Land. Johnson,
LaFollette, Northrek and Myers.
sedly non-Bolshevik. Chita is sup-
posed to be under the wing of Mos-
cow, and it is said in Tokio that not
theTeast of Japan's purposes in sit-
ting on the lid at Vladivostock aud
Far Eastern Siberia is to choke off
any possible spread of Bolshevism to
the shores of Nippon.
BOAT RUNS INTO CAR
IN STRANGE COLLISION
DUBLIN, Dec. 24.—The first rec-
orded collision between a ship and a
trolley car occurred here. Tho vessel,
a three-masted sailing ship, tho
Cymric, was about to enter the lllng-
stead Dock, and was waiting for the
trolley car to cross the revolving
bridge at the dock entrance, but
swaying with the tide her bowsprit
projected over the bridge and
rammed tho car, smashing the win-
dows and terrifying the passengers.
The trolley car retained its balance
and successfully negotiated the
Work called fpr and delivered.
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