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Looming of Peace and Victory News
To Spur United Drive Opening To-day
Wilson Writes That
Work of "Big Seven"
Will Be Needed Dur-|
ing Long Period oft
Demobilization When ;
Every Large Corpora-j
tion in City to Give!
Sum Equal to Quar?
ter of One Per Cent of j
Capital Stock to Fund
for Fighting Men
Kaiser William's abdication, Ameri? j
can victories in France and the loom- j
i rig of peac thrr great world events
arts expected "put over" with a
rush the gigai United War Work
Campaign, which gets under way
throughout the United States to-day.
From coast to coast every city, town
and villago will see hundreds and thou?
sands of men, women and children,
cheered to redouble their efforts by
the news from Europe, take up the
task of obtaining for tho welfare of
our victorious warrior, the vast fund ?
called for by President Wilson.
Although ? 170,500,000 has been set
originally as the goal for tho seven
large organizations participating in
tho drive, It is now stated that $2!?0,
000,000 would be nearer the sum needed
to carry out their vital undertakings.
Work Neede.l, Wilson Writes
As each day brings closer the period
of demobilization the importance of
the "big Seven" grows instead of less?
ons. President Wilson took cogni?
zance of this fact when he wrote to
Dr. John P. Mott, director general of
"No matter how distant tho day of
peace may prove to be it will be fol?
lowed by a long period of demobiliza?
tion, during which the opportunity and
need for the constructive work of these
organizations will be quite as great as
in war time, and I am glad to note
that your plans contemplate serving
the soldiers and sailt?rs In this criti?
cally important period."
New York City's army of canvassers
gets away to a flying start under the
generalship of John D. Rockefeller, jr.,
chairman of tho executive committee.
Subscriptions of $8,000,000 have al?
ready been pledged before the first
gun is lired, and an announcement
made yesterday by the industries di?
vision of the New York campaign will
serve to boost this figure materially.
Corporations to Rally
Every large corporation in the city,
it is stated, has agreed to give to the
fund an amount equal to one-quarter of
? per cent of its outstanding capital
-tock as a voluntary minimum contribu?
tion. This sum, which will mount into
the millions, is to be paid in four equal
instalments on December 1 and on the
first of each of the three following
In addition, each fim> doing business
in greater New York is called upon to
impose on itself during the week of the
campaign a tax of not less than 2*. per
cent of its net profits, paying it in the
?-.amo way as the corporations' dona?
Every employe of the corporations
.?nd t?nt.s included in the agreement are
to give individual contributions, the
lower salaried ones n minimum of one
?lay's pay, the higher salaried and firm
members larger gifts. In making pub?
lic its plan, which includes representa?
tives of 105 trades and businesses, the
??vision managers said '?
"The purpose Is to muster every
\m-erican who can afford to give into
the ranks of the contributors to the
fund for the soldiers and sailors. A
wide distribution will place the burden,
if such it be, so that it will rest lightly
on the shoulders of the many, instead
of heavily on those of the few."
First Luncheon This Noon
The largest subscriptions locallv are
expected t-> come in through the "Rain?
bow Division" of 300 prominent men
and women, divided into thirty teams,
v ho will tackle all the big financiers,
bankers, corporation heads and phil?
anthropists. Each one of the can
vassers has been given a carefully se?
lected list of names, with the tentative
amount each person should give. How
well they succeed in obtaining this
?I'jota will be discovered when the team
members get together a,t luncheon this
afternoon at the Chamber of Com?
A number of events yesterday hcrald
?1 the opening of the campaign, in?
cluding a housewarming for a Jewish
Welfare Board canteen in Seward Park,
a monster concert given by E. F. Albee
at the Hippodrome an?l a meeting un
?!?.-r Salvation Army auspices, at Car?
"The world is moving fast." snitl
?lacob H. Schiff, speaking to several
thousand persons at the opening of the
new canteen. "But one thing is self
evident, and that is that in seventeen
month? of efTort Arnerica has donc a
-reat work in this war.
Aid Needed ?Mor?? Than Ever
"Now that the war in ending happily
for everybody, the war work organiza?
tions will for many months need our
.upport more than ever. Our soldiers
??nd sailor? will demand more atten
? on when the grim business of battle
is over and the guns have ceased.
These agencies will have to aend over
-? i,t<- men and women than ?vor before
It Will take over a year to bring the
? y home, and when the boys come
back, we want them to feel that we did
??* :?;<? could for them.
"Theer in no nobler work than that
ui the war welfare organizations. Let
?v ?/, ?}?? mei and worn? n engaged
., ./.,.. , orl . both i* - we and abroad,
When a Feller Needs a Friend - By briggs
All in One Hat"
THE countrywide United War Work Campaign starts this morn?
ing and lasts one week, ending Monday, November 18.
The drive purposes to raise a minimum of $170,500,000, of
which New York's quota is $.35,000,000. The fund is for the work of
the seven big organizations looking to the welfare of American fight?
ers?Young Men's Christian Association, Young Women's Christian
Association, National Catholic War Council (Knights of Columbus),
Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American
Library Association and Salvation Army.
To-day's Drive Schedule
s a. m.?Drive opens; thirty teams of prominent men and women
start canvassing among 10,000 philanthropic persons.
9 a. rn.?Public Library steps?Denman Fink begins painting
picture symbolizing American Library Association.
11 a. m.?Silver Road to Berlin, or coin i*ace between the Lambs
and Friars, starts at Thirty-fourth Street and Fifth Avenue, George
M. Cohan, William Collier, Police Commissioner En right and host of
Noon.?Elsie Ferguson appears at the Kitz while Junior League
women start sale of "Y" pie.
1:15 p. m.?Luncheon of teams at Chamber of Commerce to re?
port morning's subscriptions. John D. Rockefeller, jr., chairman.
7:30 p. m.?Camp Cpton begins drive for $75,000 with three
and particularly our own Jewish work- i
I era. that I reverence them from the
bottom of my heart."
The all-star benefit at the Hippo- j
drome last night, the first theatrical
performance for the campaign, was a j
huge success, every seat in the big
playhouse beinng sold out.
Noted Performers Entertain
Tha list of entertainers included
? every vaudeville headliner of impor?
tance in the city and representatives of
grand opera, musical comedy and the
legitimate stage. The splendid Pel
ham Hay Naval Reserve Band, sent for
the occasion by Hear Admiral Usher,
! received enthusiastic applause, which
? they shared with every other performer
of the evening. Raymond Hitchcock
acted as master of ceremonies.
Among those who appeared ?..'ere
1 Julia Arthur, Lillian Russell, Phyllis
Neilson Terry, Al Jolson. Sergeant Irv?
ing Berlin, Irene Franklin and Burton
! Creen, Blanche King. Prisco, Lorette
Mat-Donald, Bert Kelly's Jazz Band,
Trixie Friganza, Belle Baker, Juliet,
Van and Schenck, Sophie Tucker, Craig
Campbell, Clarence Whitehill, Avon
Comedy Four, Gus Edwards's Attaboy
Revue, Wellington Cross, Ben Ali
Troupe, the Cansinos, Robert Emmet
Keane, Will and Gordon Doolcy, Mol lie
, King, Lester Sheehan, Pearl Legay,
? Charles King and Phil Baker and Mar?
At News of Flight
Of Kaiser and Son
At Carnegie Hall last night, where
! tho United War Work Drive was be
; ir.g launched, the new?i that the Kaiser
\ and Crown Prince had fled to Holland
; brought roprcRp.ntHtivos of all creeds
I anti denominations to their feet In
wild cheers. While the Salvation I
Army band blared out the "Marseil?
laise" the people sang.
Myron T. Herrick presided at the
meeting. Among the speakers were
Bishop Peter J. Muldoon. chairman of
the National Catholic War Council;
the Rev. Dr. Joseph Silverman, rabbi
of Temple Emanu-El; Miss Evengelinc
Booth, commander in chief of the Sal?
vation Army, and the Rev. Dr. Karl
Reiland, rector of St. George's Episco?
George Gordon Battle spoke of the
tremendous work which would be ac?
complished by the $170,500,000 which
? the campaign expected to raise. The
t coming of peace ami the demobiliza
! tion of the army would require, he
1 said, an even greater expenditure for
welfare work than if the war wire to
Mr. Herrick read a telegram from
? Ambassador Jusserand, expressing th<
! hope of "no peace at all if it is not t?
; he a glorious and definite peace," ant
I then introduced Commander Booth
; who spoke of the work of the Salvatioi
' Army in France and presented severa
war workers of the army recently re
turned from France.
Two of them, the McAllister sisters
champion doughnut fryers of the ex
peditionary force, m one nighi cooke
; 11,000 of the dainties so that a rcgi
; ment coming out of the trenche
might be fed.
Bishop Muldoon told of the plan
' which the 102 diocese of the Roma
i Catholic Church in the United State
1 I :,<l mod?! for the collection cf t\
By Y.M.C.A. to Aid
Statement Issued by George
W. Perkins Shows How As
sociation Helps Soldiers
Between the time of arriva! of the j
first American contingent in France,
and July 31, 1918, the Y. M. C. A.
shipped 14,510,000 packets of chewing
gum to the expeditionary forces.
The report of Y. M. C. A. activities
from April 26, 1917, to July 31, 1918,
made public yesterday, invests other
humblo time accelerators with impos?
ing ligures. For example, 848,785,802
cigarettes were shipped to France.
Then there were things like shaving
soap, 263,000 sticks, and tooth paste,
It isn't the. big deprivations that
matter in a soldier's life; he discounts
them when he puts on the uniform.
It's the little pet habits ho misses.
Thos- are the gups the Y. M. C. A.
Docs the doughboy cravev sweets"
Up to July 31 the Y. M. C. A. had Bent
abroad 27)7,500 pounds of candy and
341.181 pounds of chocolate. Are
there a few moments when playing
cards would come in handy? The
j Y. M. C. A. had sent 77,760 packs to
? France by July SI. Is there a letter
; that must be written? The Y. M. C. A.
j distributes 1,000,000 sheets of writing
' rapor a day among expeditionary
i troops and more than 2,000,000 shaets
! a day in training camps.
A great away of figures marches
J straight through the report in columns
i of baseballs, basketballs, phonograph
j records, razors, medicine balls, cotch
j ers' mitts and everything conceivable.
| that a soldier might need.
The statement, issued by George W.
Perkins, chairman of the finance com
? mitteo of the National War Work
. Council of the Y. M. C. A, shows that
: up to July 31 the organization had
i handled $54,3.4,034.01. of which more
than S-100,000 represented interest on
? contribuions. On inat date the Y. M.
' C. A. had on hand a balance of moro
i than $17,000,000.
Since the:? the balance ha-? been
I wiped out and a deficit subs'tituted.
: For the elimination of this the asso?
ciation is dependent upon the success
of the United War Work Campaign.
Since July ??1 overseas expenditures
have surpassed exDcnditures at home.
Prior to that date the rcverre was
Mayor Denies Coal
Survey Was Aimed
At U. S. Fuel Board
Says Price Increase Will
Cost Poor of City
Wants An Inventory
Offers to Co-operate to Limit
With Garfield to Halt
In a letter addressed to United States
Fuel Administrator Garfield yesterday
Mayor Hylan denied any intention of
hindering or elaborating upon the dis?
tribution plans of Federal authorities
by his police survey of New York City's
coal bins. The letter answered a tele?
gram from Mr. Garfield in which the
motive and the utility of the local sur- !
vcy were questioned.
Explains His Survey
The Mayor wrote:
"This investigation is made to ob-,
tain an inventory of the coal supply
in the City of New York so that those
who have an excess supply could be
appealed to to help the less fortunate
who might be without coal, as hun?
dreds of people were last winter,-re-j
suiting in great suffering and distress.:
Request has been made upon tho |
fuel adminstratlon authorities in this,
city as to the amount of coal on Hand
here, and their response ha3 been that
there is no man or body in this city
who has in his or their possession the
information above requested. , i
"I note by the press that you havo
allowed another increase in the price
of coal of 95 cents a ton because
of the increase in the wages of
miners, which, if report is correct,
amounts to about 60 cents a week.
The people who were unable to obtain
coal when they had complied with all ,
the requirements of the Fuel Admin?
istration months ago must now pay
05 cents more a ton. This will take
millions out of the pockets of the poor
people of this city.
Expect? an Emergency
"The people look to me as Mayor
to be sufficiently interested in their
welfare to be prepared in the case of
an emergency to assist them. Unless
1 know the actual conditions i will not
be in a position to advice or help them.
It is my plain duty to tho people of
this city to guard and protect their
interests as far as it lies within my !
power, and I cannot see what objection
there is to the Mayor knowing the
actual conditions of tho coal supply in
this city. There is no intention on
my part to in any way embarrass or;
interfere with the fuel administration1
work in this city. v;
"The City of New York during my
administration will render every pos?
sible assistance to the Federal authori?
ties in the future, as it has in the
Fake War Charities
Cost N. Y. $4,000,000
Americans Have Lost Huge !
Sum in Graft, Says
Promoters of fake war charities
cheated Americans out of $25,000,000
or more since the war began, accord?
ing to William Bullock, of the Ameri?
can Victory Union. In New York City
alone, Mr. Bullock said yesterday,
their graft amounted to $4,000,000.
Mr. Bullock made this statement fol?
lowing extensive investigation by his
organization, which has revealed, he
said, "a great and complicated system
or ring of international graft in con?
nection with war and war relief work."
Money collected in this country by
so-called war charities has been sent
in many instances, according to Mr.
Bullock, to "dummy committees" in
Europe, whence it has found its way
into the pockets of private individuals.
The facts turned up by tho Victory
Union will be. used, he said, in support
of a bill now before the United States
Senate providing for the placing of all
war charities under Federal super?
Woman Is Burned to Death
As Result of a Gas Blast
Mrs. Isidor Merrill, wife of one o?
the largest oyster planters of this
state, was burned to death last night
in a gas explosion at her home, 149
South Avenue, Mariner's Harbor, Staten
Island. She smelled gas escaping and
it is supposed she lighted ;i match and
caused an explosion, which set lire to
her dress. She was sixty-live years old.
Drawings by Paris school children will be
exhibited in the Metropoliten Museum of Art
November 14 to ^3.
P. H. W. Ross, head of the National
Marine League of the United States, will
speak at the Advertising Club Wednesday.
Induction of applicants for the Ground
t Officers' .School of the Naval Reserve Flying
; Corps has been suspended indefinitely, it
?.vas announced yesterday.
? A reception committee which will welcome
I for the city Friday the French and Belgian
i missions which came to congratulate Cardi?
nal Gibbons on his golden jubilee will meet
I at the City Hail at 5 p. ra. to-day.
I The government has announced thSt all
Class I men of either draft are eligible for
the infantry officers' training school which
| opens December 1 at Camp Fremont, Cali?
Mrs. A. M. Crosby has offered her home, at
'? 47 West Ninth Street, to the War Camp
' Community Service as a c!ub for army and
: navy officers.
Police who have been searching for the
? five masked men who held up the saloon of
Kdward Mozic, at 19u Gre.npoint Avenu??.
; Brooklyn, Sunday morning, and escaped by
| automobile, arrested yesterday Benjamin
! Weinberg, of 1.". r Metropolitan Avenue, said
i to have been the chauffeur. "Jocko" Fauls
; is held as a material witness.
! Robert Criscori, 1004 Avenue M, Brookbn.
? is dying in Norwegian Hospital from in
! juries received when he fell seventy-flve feet
j from the elevated structure at Third Avenue
! and Forty-flrat Street, Brooklyn. It. is said
i* "?" blowi from the station platform by
Peace Industry Needs Placed
First in War Board Inquiry
Conference Called to Consider Further Cut in Non-Essentials
Turns Attention to Speeding Up Building Programmes
as Soon as Hostilities Cease
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.?Instead of
discussing further restrictions on con?
struction classed as non-essential in
war times, the conference here to?
morrow and Tuesday of representa?
tives of the State Councils of De?
fence with Chairman Bernard Baruch
%nd oth?r officials of the War Indus?
tries Board will deal almost exclu?
sively with the question of "after-the
The conference when originally
called a month ago was intended to de?
termine whether more types of non
war construction could be delayed un?
til the end of the war. Now that the
signing of an armistice seems to be
a matter of hours, the. presence of the
representatives of several states in
Washington will be utilized to obtain
information of what building pro?
grammes should be given preference
when hostilities cease.
Included in the hundred delegates
who aro here for the conference are
five Governors, with the chairmen of
state councils of defence. The state
councils recently we're given additional
??uthority by the War Industries Board
to pass on non-war construction, being
virtually the government's representa?
tives in the matter of restricting civil?
ian building so that resources might
be applied in the fullest measure to
As the state councils aided the gov?
ernment in restricting non-essential
construction work, so also will they
be called upon to continue to encour?
age civilian construction so that in?
dustry, now facing cancellation of war
contracts, may find available orders for
building material for "peace time"
One of the features of the conference
will be a dinner to-morrow night to
Chairman Baruch. The delegates will
be addressed by Secretary of War
Baker, Fuel Administrator Gartield,
Food Administrator Hoover and other
The. New York Council of Defence
will he represented at the conference
by William A. Orr and Frederic E. Fos?
ter. It is expected they will ask for
immediate authority to resume the
great building programme that has
been virtually stopped in New York
State by reason of concentration on
war products. Included in this pro?
gramme is the $9,000,000 school build?
ing scheme recently abandoned by the
New York City government.
Big Building Boom
Expected to Follow
\ War Board Ruling
A tremendous boom in building is
hound to follow the war in New York
', City is the belief of many contractors
and real estate owners here. Already
the need for new buildings is urgent,
i and to relieve this the Mayor's Com
I mittee on National Defence intends to
! apply to the War Industries Board for
| permission to resume part of the
i $100,000,000 worth of construction work
I halted by the war.
George McDonald, of the committee
I said yesterday that he hoped that the
I board would now put a more liberal
? interpretation on the order checking
Meanwhile, plans for new building?
j are being perfected by the hundred by
i old and new building syndicates
! Among ^hese latter is a Cleveland
i syndicat?, the Seven Forty Superior
! Atenu? Company, of which J. G. Rus
i sell is president.
^This syndicate has bought a tract ol
j 175 lots at D?tiglaston Fark, Long Isl
! and, which it purposes to improve with
dwellings as soon as general building
; conditions permit. In part payment for
? the lots it gave to the Douglaston
, Realty Company the Parry-Payne
? Building, at 730 to 740 Superior Ave
| nue, Cleveland, now fully occupied and
i yielding an annual rental of $78,000.
J. W. Doolittle, who negotiated the
: transaction and developed Douglaston
I Park, retains an interest in the lots
| The Parry-Payne Building is with?
1 two blocks of the proposed site for ?
j union station for all railroads entering
Mayor's Committee|Municipal Bridge
To Ask Travis to Painters Elect to
Delay Tax Sale Back Up Newsboys
Conference To-day Will
Seek Postponement of
Nassau County List
Nathan Hirsch, chairman of the May- i
or's Committee on Taxation, announced
yesterday he has arranged for a confer- ;
ence at 2:30 to-day with Eugene. M. ?
Travis, State Controller, in the latter's
office, at which the Controller is to be
asked to delay approval of the publi
caion of the list of properties offered i
at tax sales in Nassau County.
In connection with the legal fight I
being conducted by the Mayor's Com- ,
mittee to restrain Nassau County
from holding the tax sales, sched?
uled for December, Samuel Un- !
termycr, at the request of Mr. ?
Hirsch, has offered his services and :
has requested Justice Townsend Scud- ;
?1er, of the Supreme Court, to grant
an extension of two weeks to permit
him to investigate the case.
A letter from Alfred E. Smith, sue
cessful Gubernatorial candidate, in :
which he requests Mr. Travis to use ?
his influence to aid the Mayor's Com- ]
mittee in preventing the holding of the
sale, will also figure at the conference.
Mr. Smith assured Mr. Hirsch he be- \
lieves the tax law should be amended, >
"No harm can come from delay, while
on the other hand, what seems to be j
agreed by everybody to be an oppres
sive law could be repealed or amended 1
? in such a way as to safeguard the in- j
I terests of all concerned.
"Soldiers and sailors, as well as all j
I other citizens absent from home in j
the service of the country, should have
their day in court to the end they ?
be not deprived of what mignt rep- j
: resent the savings of a lifetime.''
I To Discuss Extension !
'?? C)f Rush Hours To-day
Public Service Commission Will
Hold Hearing on Pro?
Plans to relieve congestion on trap- ?
sit lines by arbitrary extension of the <
rush hour periods will be diseusscd to- ;
morrow at a conference between the
Public Service Commission and repre
sentatives of various industries and |
Regulations of*- the Health Depart- j
ment during the influenza epidemic,
which opened and closed theatres and '
business houses in scheduled groups.
; might be made permanent, it wa3 sug- :
gestcd by Chairman C. B. Hubbell.
This scheme, ho pointed out, would
prevent thousands of workers from I
pouring into the streets at virtually
the same hour mornings and evenings.
"The commission has advocated such
a plan for year,-," said Commissioner
Hubbeii, "hut little headway was made !
because of a lack of a common purpose
among the industries and because the
Commission was without power to en?
"During the epidemic the Health De?
partment's order spread the rush hours
over longer periods, and operators of
street railway lines reported conges?
tion was materially lessened. Since
the return to the old business hours
the high points of congestion are again
occurring on many lines."
Heroes' Park Proposed
If the directors of the Army and
Navy Service Station of the Young
Men's Democratic League have their
way, Battery Park will have its his?
toric title taken from it and be known
henceforth as Heroes' Park, in memory
of the soldiers and sailors from New
York City who have died in the war.
The directors met yesterday at the
league's heaquarters, 1383 Broadway,
and decided to send ? letter to Mayor
Hylan asking that this be done. * A
committee also was appointed to make
arrangements for the erection of a
suitable monument facing the Statue
City Employes Join Fight
on Hearst, Pledging
Refusing to fellow the example of
their superiors in the city government
who attempted to assist in suppressing
the strike of newsboys against "The
New York American" end "The Evening
Journal," the Bridge Painters' Associa?
tion of the Department of Plant and
Structures has approved the newsboys'
campaign against the Hearst papers
and adopted resolutions assuring the
venders of its moral sympathy and
This action was taken by the as?
sociation at a meeting at 201 William
Street, following the recital by Andrew
Stanton, the newsboys' leader, of the
grievances of his associates and the
harsh treatment accorded them by the
He denounced the use of the city's
administrative, machinery for the ben?
efit of Mr. Hearst, referring particu?
larly to the action of the Mayor and
the License Commissioner in threaten?
ing to cancel the licenses of the vend?
ers who would not handle the Hearst
The resolution, introduced by Peter
Peterson, president of tho association,
"Whereas. The newsboys of the City
of New York are endeavoring to better
their living conditions, and to that end
I have requested tho publishers of the
daily papers of the city to allow them a
little more profit, so that they might
be enabled to'meet the present high
cost, of living; and,
"Whereas, The said newsboys contend
that their fair demands were refused
them solely through the influence of
the publisher of 'The New York Ameri?
can' and 'The Evening Journal.' which
papers the said newsboys claim they
are beir,& forced to handle, although a
great many of the people will not buy
them, for patriotic reasons; and.
Struck for Rights
"Whereas, The newsboys have struck
against these papers in order to attain
their just ends; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the Bridge Painters'
Association of the Department of
Plant and Structures of the City of
New York hereby expresses its sincere
sympathy with and indorses the strike
of the newsboys of the greater city for
a decent living, and as a loyal labor or?
ganization extends to them its moral
Recount Demand To
Be Decided To-day
The Republican State Committee is
considering the advisibility of demand?
ing a recount in the recent state elec?
tion. A complete investigation of the
manner in which th? vote was cast and
tabulated is now ander way, and by
r.oon to-day the body expects to be in
possession of sufficient information to
determine whether the irregularities of
the upstate vote wnrra::*. taking the
matter into the courts.
The la?*' provides that notice of a
contest must be filed with the courts
within twenty days after an election.
Party leaders will confer with George
A. Glynn, chairman of the Republican
I State Committee.
i Stories of irregularities, in New
York, as well as upstate, have reached
state headquarters. Governor Whit?
man, who has been in Chicago, left
there last night and will arrive in New
York to-day. If any action is deter?
mined upon he will be on hand to aid
? in formulating plana.
Man Killed by Automobile
Thomas Fogarty, gasfitter, of 1.14
West Ninety-sixth Street, was killed by
, an automobile at Ninety-seventh Street
i and Riverside Drive yesterday. The
j car was owned and driven by L. R. La
|trobe, 151 Henry Street, Brooklyn.
Demand Action by
Tell Konenkamp to Com?*,
to New York or Strike
Will Be Started
Attack on Burlesoa
Organization Head Pleads fo_
Delay Until War Board
S. J. Kone'Vikamp, of Washing**?
president of the Commercial Teltgt?,
phers' Union of America, was noti?i?
yesterday by the Western Union optr,
ators of New York that unless he cud?
here and personally assumed churgi
' of the situation a walkout of nation.
? wide magnitude might be expected im,
Tho letter to Konenkamp, signed by
j the Western Union executive commit
, tee forSystem Division Xo. _, reads:
i "Postponemen of tin, strike haj
i caused intense dissatisfaction antonr
I union telegraphers in New York Citr,
[ Indignation at the inaction of tin'
| wire control committee grows hourly
The fetters of Buvleson ?rs epea
tighter than those used by Carleton,
Help us to keep our ankles free. U_.
less you come to New York to corapot?
the situation a walkout will occut
which will undoubtedly result in J
nation-wide strike, as our sympathiser!
in other cities are legion.
"W. D. PAHNESTO? K, C. W. CBE18.
TIANSEN, 1. SCHWADRON. H. W
Western Union keymen were ec.'iciii
uled to strike this morning, but t
postponement was announced upon
word from Konenkamp that ho had ap.
pealed to the War Labor Board. In
his letter to local keymen KoncnVsmj
"It is not probable that government
control will end in a hurry, if at a?,
It is not likely that agencies such ?i
the National War Labor Board will bl
disbanded before the plans of recun
struction have been worked out. T_?j
rights guaranteed tho workerB by
President Wilson in his proclumatioa
of April 8, 1918, will not be taken
3,500 Chicken Muckers at
Kosher Markets on Strike
Kosher butcher shops numbering l?o
? re affected by strike of 3,500 chicken
pluckers, store tenders ami order boj?
esterday." Pickets will be posted at
-hops to-day, according to Isidora
Korn, business agent for the Kosher
B ate lers' Union.
he strikers demand a minimum of
t?: h week for butchers and $4.50 a
;_;? for helpers.
- ? ty employing butchers are said
?e signed the new wage agreement
and their employes have returned ta
'-:- r b.
Hotels Ready to Serve
Patrons, Despite Walkout
Manager- of the Vanderbilt and
Plaza hotels whose kitchen and dining
room staffs went on strike Saturday,
reported yesterday that little difficulty
was experienced in serving patron?*
At the Vanderbilt it was si?id that nor?
mal servico would be restored to-dav.
W. H. Marshall, manager of the Var.
derbilt, said that only 10 per cent of
the men accepted their pay envelopes
when they walked out. The rest
seemed dissatisfied with the strike or
! der, he said, and left their money at
? tho hotel.
At the Plaza the main dining room
| has been closed temporarily. Han
| also it was declared that only part of
! the strikers left their work willingly.
At the headquarters of the Intern-1
' tional Association of Hotel Worker?
yesterday it was |aid no extension of
! the strik?. is contemplated now.
Say They Agreed to U. 5.
As Arbitrator in Strike
The American Men's and Bay'*
I Clothing Manufacturers' A.socUtiM
! issued a statement yesterday _enr?i
? it had refused to arbitrale the dif?**
' enees which caused the strike of 1MW
. clothing workers two weeks ago. M?.1'
:.ging Director Leon Mann, of ???
Association said the appeal of B
William Z. Ripley, representing tM
War Department, that the matter ?
referred to him was accepted by *-:??
employers, who stipulated that W?
the wage questio : and the deman?
? for a 4-i-hour week b? submitted. Jj"
' union, in reply, agi?".-'? to submit ?M
wage question oniv, Mr. Mann said.
Officials of the union said,the fW?
?has become a lockout, which '?? ?-'?'
pected to spread to-day. A dei??
fund of $1,000,000 has beer, raised, ?5
is said, by clothing workers in *??
parts of the country to support v*
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Negroes Make Protest
Ask Punishment of Leader? of
North Carolina Lyncher?
Vigorous demand? for the ?WS|
gation and prosecution ?- '
lynchers of George Taylor, a neg?
in Rolesville, N. C November'IfcJJ
! been forwarded to Governor H1"*"..,
North Carolina, by the National1 A*
sociation for the Advancement
Colored People. tfc*
. The telegrams, forw.-.rded ?? "7
! Governor and Sol i nitor Herbert *
?Norria, of Wake County, *'J?
? commend the prosecutor -?r <*-,._
' ing together a coroner's jury ,ana ??.
ing other efforts to bringe?
mob leaders to Justice. Tho W*W
, Chamber of Commerce, the Go??*
and other officials and organ?*^.
are called upon to support?^
Wilson's appeal of July w ??
lynching and mob violence^
Orators To Be Trained
The "Speakers' Platt.burg" ?*
?training of soap box patriotic w^
is to resume to-nignt a't^,DW'1
.ociation, 42 West Forty-fourth St.
with Martin W. Littleton as in??" ?ty
All members of the National Seen
League's "Flying Squadron ?*
pected to attend. ... ?Ter>*
Similar meetings to be ne.?_ H
Monday night for the aert fewj?
, are for the purpose o? V. '".fffe'-ive
! members o\ the squadron for ?a g,
Americanization work. -*?u'bmbrj?>
speakers who will address the em ?^
orator, are: Judge Will?? B .ntf
I hams, Frederic R. fo^ert*. ?Ui.
: Murgenthau. Rev. Dr. Cha?es A- *- kt
i Federal Judge Mayer, James a- ??.
i Dr. Nicholas Murray J??t,ef'.;?n0-:t.
Edward Russell, Mrs. AugustJffifei
Rev. Dr. Christian F. Reisner an- *?
Stephen S. Wise.