Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 126, Ed. 1 Monday, January 9, 1922 Page: 2 of 4
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_ i'AGE TWO
education, on social agencies, on cul-
What Frederic C. Howe Says tumi minus. \< my «> Europe isj
Ahnnt Hie Mp\A/ Rnnk more generous In its appreciation or j
ADOUt mis imgw dook. literature. the opera, the drama, and
Jan intelligent press than Is ('open-1
As 1 reread the prool-sheets or hagen. And n< people as a whole
this study of Denmark and the I)an ; are m eager for lectures, for purely
ish people, 1 f«'lt that 1 should have intellectual enjoyments, as ar«- tin-1
some confirmation or my observa-1 Danes. This is true of the larmer. j
lions ;ts to the conditions in that n is true of the agricultural worker,
country. A visitor is likely to see it |8 true of the artisan In the town,
what he goes prepared to fee or Co-operation is the thing for which
what over-zealous friends want him j pt.nm;irk is most widely known. Ami
i.i : re. To guard against this danger. (.0_0|M.mtioii pervades everything. It
I took the proofs to well-informed L universal among the farmers, and
Danes resident In this country for faH( t^^ming universal In towns
criticism. They kindly checked UP i ftg ^ e)1 'ph0 movement partakes
the historical and social data. They moro ()I- industrial democracy than
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—liy CLIt't S'l Lunt-l j
verified the statistical statements
from official manuals. They con-
firmed the interpretation of the cul-
tural life nf the peojde, of the essen-
tial democracy of the country, and
of the industrial and social condi-
tions that prevail.
Denmark seems to me to be Quite
the most valuable political exhibit
in the modern world. It should be
studied by statesmen. It should be
it does of consumers' co-operation.
The farmers own their own dairies,
slaughterhouses, egg-co Meeting so-
cieties. banks, and all kinds of breed-
ing and developing agencies. Every
second family in Denmark is con-
nected with one or more of the co-
operative societies, while the aver-
age tanner is a member of from
three to ten such organisations. His
lifo centers in the co-operative.
visited by Commissions, especially by i acquires a knowledge of chemical,
commissions rrom the agricultural mechanical and industrial processes
states of the American West Den- from the co-operative gets a
mark is one of the few countries in very practical education in this way.
the world that Is using its political | Co-operation, however, is far more
agencies lu an intelligent, conscious ! (han an agency for protecting the
way for the promotion of the eco- tarmer from exploitation. Co-opera-
nomic well being, tho comfort and tlon is of the very texture of the
the cultural life of the people.
This is the first lesson that this
little country teaches. It is a very
important lesson. For whether wo
co to England, to France, to Ger-
many. or to the United States, we
find the same conditions prevailing.
Tho iMjlticul state is in a bad way.
Tt commands little confidence It
does not function well. It is an im-
perialistic thing. It is an agency or
' lasses and groups. It does not rep-
resent or aim to represent the great
mass of tho people. And it does very
little to servo them.
Second, Denmark shows that the
«tate can control the distribution
every-day life of Denmark. Through
the thousands of co-operative socle-
ties the economic life of the people
moves, just as their political life
moves through the political state.
And tho men who have been trained
in the co-operative movement are
the men who have risen to political
power. This co-operative movement
of tho farmers has ended the duality
that prevails In other countries. It
has put an end to the artificiality
of a political state governed by law-
yers. landowners, or a privileged
class, and an economic state separ-
ate and detached from the political
l state. In Denmark men work and
Theories A-plenty About Ex-
change Fluctuation; Take
Mooney Is Not
: Sacco, Vanzetti and Other Agitations Gain Impetus From
San Francisco Preparedness Day Frameup
on Tom Mooney.
wealth and increase its production i mvern as a single undertaking. The
us well. It can destroy monopoly J ,.r<momic and political state are
and privileges of all kinds. It can merged. They reflect one another,
nut an end to poverty, it can make The state is a farmers' state. And
possible for all people to live ,i1(, political state mirrors the need
siiy and comfortably. That in it
self is of grent value One cannot
study the many laws that have been
enacted during the last generation
w ithout being Impressed by the ease
with which the state can serve its
people if It has a mind to do so.
For Denmark has raised the stand-
ard of intelligenc e to a high point.
It has abolished illiteracy. Most im-
portant of all. it has ushered in a
society in which equality of oppor-
tunity Is not far from an accom-
V. pllshed fact.
Denmark also demonstrates that
m agriculture can be made an alluring
,, as well as a profitable profession.
" The wealth that can be taken from
gi tliw :round is measured by the fn-
. tellicence of the farmer and the
laws that determine the distribution
la of the produce. The latter is by far
the more important. For If the
farmer gives up a great part of his
ft produce to the landlord, or if it is
l taken by speculators, by middlemen
or others, agriculture is bound to
P> decay. It cannot bo otherwise. For
p. over a eneratlon Denmark has been
' working out plans for converting the
j er tenant into a home owner. This
probably explains the other achleve-
■ ments of the country. This lies back
of the educational program as well
cji the universal spirit of co-opera-
tion that prevails.
16 The culture of Denmark is also
yj unique. It is a culture not of a lew
v enple but of the whole nation. The
fate has decreed that education
should bo the possession of all .of
the people. Knowledge has been
taken out of cold storage. It has
be been made a practical thing. It In-
creases the production of wealth.
's0 And culture has lost none of its
di t;iier qualities in the process. Rather
it has gained.
j a Denmark demonstrates, too, that
j to 'inocraey lev« I up. It selects men
Of talent and < ntrusts them with
power. No country in Europe spends
so large a part of its budget on
of the farmer.
Denmark Is also a demonstration
of the value of the small nation.
Like Belgium, Norway and Australia,
tho population is homogeneous. The
.ifopie know one another. They are
willing to make experiments. They
see what is actually going on. They
an study social legislation, taxation
or tho railroad question and can
measure the value of these agencies
as they cannot In a larger country.
Art, the drama, literature and edu-
cation can be more easily developed
than In a large state. A small state
is hopelessly unable to acquire and
hold imperialistic possessions or
gain anything from a great army or
navy. So It abandons these pur-
suits to tho greater powers. Den-
mark gave Iceland her freedom. Her
pride did not suffer as a conse-
quence. And there was no protest
on the part of any group or class.
Denmark has no overseas ambitions.
She has no interest In other people's
lands. She is concerned solely with
the Intensive development of her own
territory and the promotion of the
well-being of her three million peo-
At a time when a great part of
Europe is fast drifting towards eco-
nomic collapse, Denmark offers a
demonstration of how a nation can
come back to life, or how agricul-
ture can be made both profitable
and attractive, or how the people
can be made contented, and how tho
hopelessness and poverty or the
world can be corrected by /orderly
Denmark is a demonstration or
tho possibilities of democracy
dustrlal as well as political. It is a
demonstration of the resourcefulness
of tho average man and especially
of tho man farthest down. For the
prosperity, the culture, the wise
legislation, and the co-operatlvo
movement are the achievement of
the common people.
FREDERIC C. HOWE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. illy U.P.)
—Foreign exchange, or rather cur-
rency depreciation, Is playing queer
pranks on erudite students offtnance
and economics in many Countries of
The situation with regard to ex-
change is to say the least confused
and many scholars are being left
high and dry, not only in tho United
States, but even in England and in
many or the lessor countries where
they are not supposed to be so smart
on economic subjects.
There are several schools of
thought on tho subject or currency
depreciation as expressed by for-
eign exchange. First one school
and then another has been proven
first right and then wrong so otten.
that .the experts, at least those on
close view in Washington ure be-
First off. Russian. German and
Austrian exchange went so low that
authority everywhere was convinced
that these countries, or at least
their financial and economic systems
would disappear. But they didn't.
German marks particularly found
lower and lower levels and the coun-
try Internally was prosperous.
Then it began to threaten world 1
markets. Experts took another tack. |
They said that Germany, with marks •
heap, could grab all of the mar-
kets of tho world.
It was held that Russian rubles
and Austrian Kronen would cease
to be av medium of exchange. But
Discussion has ranged up and
down tho scale, with first one view-
point and then another apparently
vindicated. Now conies the Depart-
ment. of Commerce with a series of
official announcements on trade con-
ditions In many countries. One of
them shows that recovery of tho ox-
change value of German marks,
ascribed to many causes, including
the arms conference and the possi-
bility of a reparations moratorium,
has not only brought no Improve-
ment in German conditions at home,
but. had actually caused unrest and
disturbance. Marks are still being
printed rapidly. Germany's floating
debt is consequently Increasing. Tho
Commerce Department refrains from
giving an ultimate answer.
Turkish Currency Down.
Along with the official statement
of German marks and German trade
and conditions, however, came a host
of other official statements on de-
preciation of Turkish currency,
caused by unfavorable trado bal-
ances and one thing ami another,
and similar conditions in these
countries have been made worse by
further depreciation in currency.
Ttnlian trade is reported as im-
8AN FRANCISCO, Jan. ! . -Recent
reports from practically every
quarter of the world of demonstra-
tions protesting the impending exe-
utlon of Nicola Sacco and Bar-
tolomeo Vanzetti. Massachusetts
radicals, for alleged complicity in a
payroll murder, prompted a circular
letter today to every member of con-
gress and the senate from tho Tom
Mooney defense committee in which
VICTIM OF PERJURED EVI-
DENCE AND A RIGID SYSTEM
DENCE AND A RIGID SYSTEM OF
APPEAL IS POSSIBLE TO RIGHT
THE WRONG. The processes of law
cannot undo what the law has done.
That is the situation."
"At this time, when world leaders
Start Consumers' Co-Opera-
tive and Force Price
Slash in Cleveland.
NEW YORK. Jan. 9.—Following
the example of the Franklin Co-op-
erative Creamery Association of | onpg appiy the oil; with happy or
Minneapolis, formed two years ago. disastrous results, according to
the dairy workers of Cleveland. O.., whether they are honest or dlshon-
who have been on strike against a , est.
$6.50 weekly wage cut, have organ-!
lied a co-operative creamery which
will be called the City Co-Operative
Dairy Company. Details or the proj
LONDON, .lan. 9—(By U. P.) —
Ugly men make the most successful
lovers, because, forced to be artful
to overcome the natural beauty of
tho matlnee-idol type, they attain a
charm of manner that leaves the
beautiful man lengths behind, Dr.
Bernard Hollander, famous psychol-
ogist, said in a lecture.
Women naturally distrust the
pretty man, he argued, and think
there can be no harm in the ugly
one. Oft to a flying start, the home-
Nerved Five Years.
"Thomas Mooney and his com- | worker, and pure products at reas-
] panlon. Warren K. Billings, have onablt. prlc09 l0 the consumer.
U. S. SLEUTH
A LABOR SPY
are outwardly at least, trying to ' ect have been furnished the Feder-
ellmlnate the hatred, the fear of war ated Press by the Co-Operatlve )
and of injustice between rations, do League of America.
claimed that the frame-up, Iyou not think that a notable step on I The City Co-Operative Dairy will _ " .
or which Tom Mooney and Warren Part of the United States of Amer- 1 be a consumers' co-operative, de- Prohibition Officer Implicated
K. Billings have been the victims In loa would be to eliminate the hatred, fl|Kned to deal Justly with the milk
California, had laid the foundation ,he injustice which has been stifling I producers, the workers and the con-
tor the world-wide protests, some of 1 militant members.' , sumers. It will assure a fair price
them violent in character. | Nerved Five Years. j to tjie producer, a living wage to the
The letter pointed out that despite
the general admission that Mooney
and Billings had been convicted on ^Cleveland milk strike
In Killing Posed as I. W.
W. During War.
By Federated Press.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 9.—"The al-
leged Implication of three federal dry
Damage Is Great; Light Costs
Expensive During Days
LONDON, Jan. 9.—(U. P.)—The
Londoner pays $6 a year in cash for
his beloved fog, besides breathing
22,400,000,000 sooty particles of the
fog every day during the season.
I^ondon's total yearly fog bill is
8,750,000 pounds—$43,750,000— in ad-
dition to the actual money lost by
shops in depleted sales.
The estimate of the fog bill has
been made by Dr. J. S. Owens, gov-
ernment fog expert and secretary of
j advisory committee of the Meteoro-
logical office. His total bill of costs
! is complicated, but the greater part
of it is:
Damage to painting 200,000.
pounds; damage to metal work,
880,000 pounds; damage to curtains,
316,000 pounds; cleaning and renew-
ing wall paper, 485,000 pounds; arti-
ficial lighting in stores and shops,
4.000 pounds; merchandise spoiled.
perjured testimony following the IS!?!?1!« ^KllT#t Jnd^ryera^if«r«,I!! : broke ou* the city government at- ( agents |n the killing of Julius Wur- j 1,522,000 pounds; precautions
Kin' ti..... „.i i i i ear ess in tne state of t_aiitornia tnmnimi tr tnkp nv* r nun nf thp > ...n/M>.iViinnr in a *-• i > i nf fmr <iir,ooo nmmdsi
„lW„ „„ tempted to take over one of the I Zgr Antig0 moonshiner, in a raid against entry ot fos. 416,00'J pounds:
"Win ™i call tn the attention of i larse mllk de',ots and distribute f near Elton, has brought to light the cleaning. 693,000 pounds; lighting,
vour colleagues or^ to the circles in I mllk to the consumer8 wlth ^ fact that Nicholas Annen. one of the 600.000 pounds.
which you move that justice has been i t-rucks- A court Injunction stopped agents, was an avowed I. W. W. in j other figures include the cost of
halt and blind in the Mooney case
and that until the wrong is re-
1916 Preparedness day explosion in
San Francisco, no redress in the
form of a new trial can be obtained
under the existing laws of the state.
The communication reads in part:
Victim of Perjury.
"Mooney Is being punished. The I dressed, In the words of the New
world KNOWS THAT ME DID NOT York Evening World editorial, "the
HAVE A FAIR TRIAL. THE injustice to Mooney will continue to
WORLD REALIZES THAT FLAW be the foundation for other agita-
IN AMERICAN JUSTICE. MOONEY tions similar to tho Sacco-Vanzetti
WAS PERSECUTED. HE IS THE 1 propaganda?"
this effort. Now the strikers and j Milwaukee before he became a pro- J keeping the tens of thousands or
hibltlon sleuth, says the Milwaukee street lights going for days at a
Header. I time.
Prohibition Director James A. | Scientists by means of special ap-
Stone, when confronted with Annen's partttus are ablo to weigh the fog
If you want to learn bow the fanners of
Oklahoma have it in their power to change
and better their condition, then by all
means, send for a cony of
Climate and Nutrition Shown
To Play Big Part in
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.— (U. P.)-
California, sunny land of fruits and
riowers, also produces the best chil-
dren or any section of the union.
The children of the far western
state six years ot age and under
are sllgthly taller and heavier than
those or any other group at the
same age, it has been round by the
Children's Bureau of the Department
of Labor, which has just completed
a compilation of the largest mass or
data along this line ever gathered
In the United States. A total or
172,000 records were tabulated.
Smallest in (•othani.
Tho reason attributed by the Ru-
reau is the favorable climate of Cal-
The children of smallest stature,
on the other hand, are found iu the
other corner or the country, in New
As to city and country, the records
j show that children who grow up in
the consumers are taking the situa
tlon into their own hands.
Force Prices Down.
The Franklin Co-Operative Cream-
ery In Minneapolis arter which the
Cleveland co-operative is patterned,
during eight months of operation
has made a net profit of $30,689,
which will be distributed among the
consumers. But what is more, it has
forced down the price of milk in
Minneapolis three cents a quart
| since it began business. It is now
j doing a business of $100,000 a month.
The Cleveland Co-Operatlve Dairy
is being incorporated with a capital
| stock or $20,000, which will be In-
reased as more capital is required.
Aside From Communist Pa- | A lease tor the premises on which
pers Only One Book Is
On Proscribed List.
By Federated Press.
NEW YORK. Jan. 9.—Except the
frankly Communistic publications,
there remains only one book or pe-
riodical now barred from the United
States mails, according to the Amer-
ican Civil Liberties Union. That one
publication is Alexander Berkman's
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist."
The Communist publications which
are said to advocate "violent revo-
lution" are not within the discretion
of the postofflce department, the
the plant will be operated has been
signed, and machinery is being or-
dered. Farmers In the vicinity are
giving hearty support to the project,
and in the meantime stock subscrip-
tions are being obtained not only
among the dairy workers but among
the consuming public as well. The
shares are being sold at $10 each,
and no member may own more than
$1,000 worth. No member has more
than one vote, and no proxy voting
will be allowed.
Atter paying a reasonable rate of
interest on shares, funds will be set
aside for reserve and educational
purposes, after which patronage div-
record recently, preserved a non-
committal attitude, specifically
fusing to deny that he had known of
Annen's previous affiliations.
Annen was known to local radicals
In 1917-1918 as the secretary or man-
ager of the I. W. W. headquarters
•Spied on I. >Y. W.
Annen arranged several I. W. W.
meetings during that time, including
a memorial meeting tor Frank Lit-
The latest estimate to cover the
re" 443,242 acres ot metropolitan Lon-
" don, Is stated at tho South Kensing-
ton meteorological office to weigh
AGREEMENT IS REACHED
BY NEW YORK BUILDERS
NEW YORK, Jan. 9.—The New
York Building Trades Council,
through its execu
resenting 115,000 workers, has unani-
mously approved an agreement pro-
Suspicion that Annen was a gov- Samuel Untermyer for the
ernment agent Old not become gen- 'settl()mentv of future disputes with
era until his name appeared in eon- (he blUlding trades employers. The
nectlon with the Wurzer killing. A ( provides that the existing wage
2C?' J0*?:-IJS *aik™*2rAn™!' scales in the building trades, with
tie, who was lynched by a gang ot tbT0Ugb itB executive committee rep-
business men in Butte, Mont., in ^
1917, and a defense meeting.
pioylng, though there are many i ^ free(jom 0f the rural districts translation; "The Great Madness/'
qualifying factors. Economic dlffl-1 nre slightly taller and heavier on a book by Scott Nearlng, and "Why
Civil Liberties Union says, and could i(jen(|8 wm be paid out or the bal-
not be admitted to the mails with- j ance
out a change in the laws.
With the exception of the Berk-
man book already noted, the last of
the publications previously barred
which have been restored mailing
rights are a weekly I. W. W. paper
published In Chicago, which has just
been restored to its second-class
mailing privileges; "The Conquest
of Bread," a book by Prince Peter
Kropotkin, barred only in the Italian
in 1917, then went to Room 405, Fed
eral building, the prohibition en-
forcement office, and recognized
Federal Agent Nicholas Annen as the
same Annen who directed I. W. W.
activities in Milwaukee during the
He was unable to speak with
Annen, who immediately left the f
building in company with another \l y Choose Hoard,
the $1 a day increase granted last
May, be continued during 1922, and
that the 1923 scale be based on the
cost of living in 1922.
It is understood also that the heads
of the building trades unions outside
the council have approved the pro-
posals and will do bo formally within
j A Co-Operative Commonwealth
11 By FREDERIC C. HOWE
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culties In Spain continue. The I
ruvian market for American goods j cousins"
is improving. Austrian industry Is
disorganized by currency inflation.
You can read over all of the an-
nouncements and take your pick.
They are official. By rough selec-
tion you can ma! out your own
case as to whether currency Infla-
tion and depreciated foreign ex-
change is a damning or saving fac-
tor to a country In a wartorn world. | „ureau believes, is due to poor nu
tritlon and unfavorable social and
Wireless waves will travel at the I, ronom,c conditions that cause a
same speed, regardless of their sep- | m0rt-a.lity among colored in-
rants, and also to a possible racial
dittcrence in ratio or growth.
As to difference in male and fe-
male, It was found by the Bureau
that boys under six years of age
average from one-third to one-half
! nil n
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fifty years ago today died G.
Henry \V. Halleck, famous Civit war ] an Inch taller and weigh about
The International Seaman's Union
or America will begin its silver ju-
bilee convention in Chicago today.
Governor Leu Small ot Illinois is
to bo placed on trial at Waukegan
today under an indictment charging
him with conspiracy.
The annual convention and expo-
% j sltion or the National Shoe Retailers
= Association is to be opened in Chi-
ll cago today and continue through
5 the week.
=1 The executive committee of th«
= j American Bar Association and the
Natioual Conference for Uniformity
of State laws will begin a four-day
meeting today at Tampa.
The second trial or Roscoe C. Ar-
buckle, motion picture comedian, on
a charge of manslaughter growing
out of the death of Miss Virginia
Rappe, is scheduled to begin In San
The largest delegation or Scoth
business men ever to visit America
is due to arrive in New York today
to convey post-war greetings from
Scotland to the United States and
the average than their city bred Freedom Matters," a pamphlet by
' Norman Angell.
oor Nutrition, A statement by the Civil Liberties
It was also shown by the investi- 1 Union says that the difljcultles be-
gation that negro children under tween the postofflce department and
four years of age are sligthly lighter radical publications have been prac-
in weight tod smaller of stature tically adjtoitsd and "no further
than white children of the same age, 'rouble is anticipated in view of
though at five years of age practi- I Postmaster General Hays' liberal
cally no difference is noticeable. ' construction of the law iu the in-
The deficiency at the early age, the crests of free speech.
Famished People Plunder the
Shops and Hotels—Gov-
Hy Federated Tress.
VIENNA, Jan. 9. The greatest
labor uprising in the history of Vi-
enna, December 1, left in its wake
hundreds of people Injured, 500
others arrested, and material dam-
age estimated at hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars. It is a strking fact
that among the rows of devastated
buildings, schools and bookshops are
everywhere lert unmolested.
"Police raids on the headquarters
of the Communist party and the
homes of well-known revolutionaries
followed the rising^ of the workers.
These petty reprisals only prove the
Inability of the authorities to appre-
ciate the actual rorces that led to
the riots. There is no party or la-
bor leader here who believes that
the wreckage of hotels and shops
will meet the workers' desire for
Those who experienced Thursday's
overwhelmingly dramatic scenes
realize that it was hunger, cold and
violent social inequalities that
arOUsed thousands to a manifesta-
, tiou of despair.
| pound more than girls of the same
OILMAN IS DECLARED
TO HAVE KILLED SELF
OKMULGEE, Okla.. Jan. 0. Cir-
cumstances surrounding the death of
J. li. Williamson, superintendent of
the Pollyanna Oil company of Ok-
mulgee. who died of injuries sus-
tained when he fell from the fifth
story of an oftice building here Sat-
urday. Indicate it was a clear ca e of
suicide, authorities announced t juay.
No coroner's inquest has been
planned nor w ill one be held, county
Police at first believed Williamson
might have met with foul play.
ACCUSED MAN DIES
TALEQUAH. Okla.. Jan. 9.—George
Ash. 76, awaiting trial for the al-
leged murder of Frank Cappes, con-
stable at Hubert, died at his home
near here la9t week, it was learned
STREETCAR COMPANY OF
TWIN CITIES CUTS WAGES
By Federated Press.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Jan. 9.—
Announcement that wages or 4.200
Minneapolis and St. Paul railway
employes had been reduced "approx-
imately 12 per cent," January 1, was
rollowed by these two moves:
Employes of the railways took
steps to organize to fight the reduc-
Labor councilmen of Minneapolis
announced that they would renew j
their fight to repeal the present six
cent ordinance. The six cent fare,
they pointed out, was given the com-
pany so that the extra cent might
be used to increase wages of street
The new rate will reduce the earn-
ings of raotormen and conductors
to 48, 51 and 55 cents per hour, de-
pending upon their length of service.
Wages of other employes are lower.
Advocates of municipal ownership
pointed out today that the municipal
street railway system in San Fran-
cisco, with a five cent fare, pays its
trainmen 62 1-2 cents per hour.
Street railway employes will form
a union and resist the wage reduc-
tion, according to Lynn Thompson,
organizer of tho Minneapolis Trades
and Labor Assembly, who stated that
organized Labor of Minneapolis
would assist the street car workers
in their fight.
"I have already been approached
by a committee representing the em-
ployes," said Thompson, "and we
will render whatever assistance we
can ^n helping them organize. The
street car men arc learning that
they cannot expect their Interests to
be safeguarded by company unions,
officered by company men, and
seem to be ready to form a real
union. We will communicate with
The worker then entered Prohibi-
tion Director Stone's private office
and told Stone what lie knew of An-
nen's previous afrillations, stating
he had an interest as a radical in ex-
posing Annen if Annen had been a
government agent in 1917 as well as
at the present time.
Stone called a stenographer and
took down a formal statement At
the conclusion of the interview,
Stone was asked directly:
"Did you not know of Mr. Annen's
former affiliations with the I. W. W.
when you retained him for prohibi-
tion enforcement work?"
"I am not committing myself on
that point," was Stone's reply. "I re-
fuse to say."
All questions which may arise re-
lating to efficiency or change in the
cost of living, under the Untermyer
plan, would be decided by a board of
seven arbitrators, three to be chosen
by the unions, three by the employ-
ers. and one by both parties jointly.
In the opinion of Patrick Crowley,
president of the Building Trades
Council, all danger of a strike in the
building trades now is past. "There
was danger of a lockout to force a
wage reduction," he said, "but I be-
lieve that danger also is past."
The Building Trades Employers'
association is considering the plan.
It is not believed that the latter body
will be able to interpose any effec-
tive objections, although its members
regard the Untermyer plan as a dis-
tinct "victory for the unions.
Because of her keen, practical in-
terest in the commerce and indus-
tries of her country, Queen Marie of
Rumania has become known as the
"business queen." Recently her
Gronna Charges That Leadersaa ^
and silk manufacturers left for Ru-
Seek to Perpetuate Rail-
By Federated Press.
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Jan. 9.—A
charge that there is an attempt be-
ing made to "perpetuate the infam-
ous Esch-Cummings railway act,"
guaranteeing railroad earnings on
fixed valuation, through the Ameri-
can Farm Bureau federation was
made by former Senator A. J. Gron-
na of North Dakota, speaking at the
hearing on rural credits being con-
ducted by a congressional committee
at the state capital.
"Senator La Follette had the cour-1
age to come out and condemn even
the heads of some of our farm or-
ganizations in this connection.'' he!
said. "I know these men. They are
good fellows but they are just com-
"If these so-called farm organiza-i
tions and the men who assume lead- j
ership of the farmers of the north-
west are goine to recommend per
mania to set up silk weaving and
chemical industries there.
We Pay Highest Prices For
Ship us a can, or write for prices
WHITE HOUSE DAIRY
l g. to.
Buy of the makers.
Rubber and Steel Stamps, Sten-
cils, Seals, Stamp Supplies, etc.
320 \), Main—Walnut <U6(J
ofticers of the Street Car Men's In- petuation of this infamous section
ternational Union, who will no doubt I they will hear from the real farmers
1— * of the country.
send an organizer to assist the men
forming an organization. In the.
meantime the labor movement in
Minneapolis will extend all possible
In preparing breakfast, a woman
takes 446 steps; in preparing lunch,
651 steps; and in preparing dinner,
996 steps—unless she lives iu a
Senator Gronna said that the
Esch-Cummings act had killed the
fruit industry, crippled the lumber
and vegetable industries, and prac-
tically killed the hay industry.
A philantropic society in London
annually sends between thirty and
forty thousand Christmas cards to
prisoners all over the world.
ALWAYS THE BEST
Set Teet': $10.00
ALL WOHR GUARANTEED
Dr Romine, 0 ntists
U#% North llruudwuy
North of Oklahoma Gas A Elec. Co.
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