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Harbor Traffic Here
Has Become Normal;
Strikers Go Back
Ferries Resume Operation;
War Labor Board lo Open
Hearing T h i 8 Morning
INo Concession to Owner?
All Arbiters to Take Part
in Inquiry iu Spite of
the Prutest of Employers
Xew York harbor traffic resumed
normal Sunday proportions yesterday
with the retuin to work of the strik?
ing boatmen, from cooks to captains,
in accordanee with a pledge reluctantly
made by their leaders on Saturday
night to Benjamin M. Squires. Com?
missioner of Conciliation of thc De?
partment of Labor. ln return for
promisc of imediate ri sumption of
work, Mr. Squires assured a quick de?
cision by the War Labor Board on
their demands for a shorter working
day and increased pay.
Members of the board arrived in
Xew Vork during the day. lt was
btated last night. that a quoruni, in?
cluding Joint Chairmen William H.
Taft and Basil Manly, would be on
hand at 10 o'clock this morning when
the bearing will open in the Board of
Estimate room in City Hall.
Owners Opposc Six Members
The boat owners issued a statement
in which they announced their inten- \
tion of'attending the hearing upon the
assumption that the^e labor members
of the board would not sit: Chairman ;
Manly. W. II. Johnston, Fred Hewitt.!
John J. Manning, T. A. Kickcrt and]
T. M. Querin. Most of these members
were in town last night and all ex?
pected to sit at the hearing to-day. I
Thc boat owners' statement indi- !
cated they would not "submit." to any '
award by thc War Labor Board as long i
as the members mentioned above form
ft part of the body. Government otVi- !
cials said yesterday that it was of little
eonseuence whether they "submitted"!
cr not; and pointed out that neither
side had been asked to submit. Presi- |
dent Wilson simply directed tho War I
Labor Board to reassume jurisdiction
and effect a settlement.
The boat owners freely discussed thc j
possibility of their boats being com
mandeered, and most of them seem to
anticipate such action by tho govern?
ment. Their statement follows:
"The boat owners will attend the I
hearing before the Xational War ;
Labor Board on Monday morning. On
January S Joint Chairman Manly and >
W. H. Johnston. Fred Hewitt, Mathew
Woll, John J. Manning. T. A. Rickert
and T. M. Guerin, members of the
Xational War Labor Board, issued a
signed statement, in prhich they said
that the boat. owners .had 'constantly
violated' previous awards and that
they had 'ccontempt uously refused to
tomply with erders of thc Xational -
War Labor Board.'
"It is, of course. very plain that
these gentlemen have, bu such uttcr- '
ences, disablcd themselves from tak?
ing any part in the hearing by or
dehberations of the board. The basis
of every hearing is that thc arbiter
shall approach the matter with an
ttnbiased and open hind. Upon as- -
sumption that these gentlemen will I
not sit, we shall attend before the
board and receive, with thc utmost j
respect, any suggestions it may dc- I
fide to ofi'cr."
Minority Opposes Return
lt was learned yesterdav thal a
strong minority of the strikers op?
posed the plan to return to work mere?
ly because the government requested
it. This minority held that the gov?
ern, as represented by the United
Statcs Railroad Administration, was
chiefty responsible for the strike. Until
yesterday, when ihe new Railroad Ad?
ministrator, Walker D. Hines, agreed
to the submission of his department.'-;
interest- in the vontroversy to the War
Labor Board, it had been the policy of
the railroad administration to settle
it.- own labor disputes.
The 10 per cent of the strikers who
are working lor the railroad adminis?
tration had been refused an eight-hour
day, although this had been made the
standard for thc rcst of the railroad
At a meeting Saturday night, attend
ed by fifty-two members of the strike
committee and Benjamin Squires, rep?
resenting the government, ballot after
ballot was taken on the proposition
that the men rctum to work immedi
atcly and remain at work pending a
settlement by the War Labor Board.
Delahunty'* Appeal W ins
From 7 o'clock until after 10 the
.?qting continued on the basis of thirty
four members for the plan to go back
:o work and eighteen against it.
Thomas Delahunty, head of the Marine
Workers' Affiliation, was the leader of
-hose who wished to accept the gov?
ernment's proposition. He made a plea
:o the men, Btipplementing one by Mr.
Squires, that resulted in making the
an ballot unanimous for immediate
.-cturn to work.
At 7 o'clocV ? morning
trders were sent td ai' police preeincts
tom headquarters cancelling strike de*
,ails. By that time all thc ferry lines
?/ere being operated on the usual lim
ted Sunday jervicc basis. Tbe Mu
iicipal feuyboat Qucem left Manhat
an for Staten Island at 6*30 a. m..
nanned by hef own crcw after having
j<cn handled for Beyeral davs by jcity
lolicemen on orders from Mayor Hylan.
Swann Haltfl Inquiry
V. :;? r, District Attorney Swann
d that the men had r<-turned to
vork hc asked that the following state
nent be published:
"if the municipal cmplovc* 1 sub
pcenaed to my office Cor 10:30 Mon?
day morning are working to-morrow
I do not v.ant them to appear at the
Biitrict Attorncy's office. I want
them, if they have returned to work.
to ignore the aubpeenas thef received
from me. ln other words. I do not
wsuit to interfere with their work,
if they are working. '
Mr. Swann had rssu*d subpoenas for
teventy etnking city employes. He said
hey were guilty oi a roladeraeanor in
vilfully neglecting duties fixed by law.
ChargtH Not Wlthdrawn
Coinmiasioner .Join, n. Delaney, of
he Department of Plant* and Struct
ires, ?axi lagt night that the charges
tgainet the men of deeertion from their
?o?t of duty and ab?<-?tc without leave
?. >' no mt'an"' h**?n wlthdrawn.
^ "Th<|?<- m<n have committed an of
ens*\" *aid the commiaaioncr, "and
ihould under no eircametaneea b<- eon
looed. Had it tfot been foe Acting Cap
ain JarrifK W. Helfoek, of the marin'f
hvdsioM of the Police Department^and
ii* able ;n*;i all uilled and properly
? d eominc (O the renrur. a,,,|
>prratitig th*- Blehmond f'-rry withoot
* igishav t,i ?riy kind. Staten JulHrid'-r*
veiild bav? been placed ln ? terioua
m??', 'rww'Ht, which undoubtedly would
iary ? ,,\,\ \txxd?\ ip ."
Strikers Cable Wilson
Of Return to Work
nr-HE Marine Workers' Affilio
-*? tiun sent lhe following cable
message yesterday to President
Wilson, complying with his re?
quest to leat'c their differences to
the National War Labor Board
for adjust ment:
"Complying with your cabled
request, transmitted by Joint
Chairmen Taft and Manly, the
striking' marine workers of New
York Harbor have returned to
?work, and submit their cause ab
solutely to the National War La?
bor Board, which you have de?
clared to be the instrumentality
set up by our government to set?
tle such controversies.
"Our only demands are for a
living wage and an eight-hour
day, both of which have been pro
claimed by you to be the inherent
right of every worker in the na?
tion. We do this ungrudgingly,
with the, sincere hope that you
may be undisturbed in mind and
spirit in the splendid work of
leading in the creation of a new
birth of freedom for all the peo?
ples of the earth, and proving, ii:
need be, that the toilers of your
own land are supporting you en
thusiastically and to a man.
"Captain WILLIAM H. MAHER.
"Representing American Asso?
ciation of Masters, Mate3 and
"THOMAS L. DELAHUNTY.
"Representing Marine Engi?
"F. PAUL A. VACARELLI.
"Representing Harbor Boat
"Representing Tidewater Boat
"STEPHEN J. C. CONDON.
"Representing Lighter Cap
"ALFRED M. SARRELL.
"Representing Hoisting Engi?
"JOSEPH P. STANTON.
"Representing Port and Termi
nal Workers' Union.
"T. V. O'CONNOR.
"Repre senting International
B. R. T. Manhattan
Subway Tied Up
All Day bv Flood
3,000,000 Gallons of Water
Are Loosed as Huge Main
Breaks; One Trainload Is
Marooned; Traffic To-day
A torrcnt of three million gallons of
water stopped all traffic on thc Broad?
way, Manhattan, subway of the B. R. T
at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, when a
36-inch (,'atskill Atiueduct main at
Fourteenth Street burst. The wRtev
llcodcd the tracks, in some places to
h hcig-ht of four feet, from below the
Fourteenth Street station as far north
as TwentyJeighth Street.
The scrvicq had not been resumed
at a late hour last night. Firo Depart?
ment engines and powerful machine
pumps were ruslied into use, but after
hours of pumping the level of the water
in the tube had been lowcred only a
few inches. Al fi o'clock la3t nijiht
additional pumps were called for, and
a pump train was run up as far as
A larice squad of men was then put
to woik, in an attempt to clear the
tracks in time for the rush hour thi3
morning, and Trav.is II. Whitney, chair?
man of the Public Service Commission,
who inspected the flooded area, stated
that work would be sarried on all night
in order to prevent conpestion on the
other transit lines. More than 4,000
grallons of water a minute was being
emptie'd from the subway last night.
M. L. Qiiiim, general superintend?
ent of construction. work where the ac
cident occurred, said the break could
not bo located for three hours, and it
was during this time that the millions
of gallons escaned.
The water first entered n sixty-fot
cut in the construction of a new "Four?
teenth Street crosstown subway. flood
mtr it to a depth of twenty-live feet.
When it reached the level of thc Broad?
way tube it flooded out on the tracks,
and a little even sceped into the Intcr
There was no means of telling. last
nifht. whether thc water had loosened
any supports in the construction work.
or otherwise endangcrcd the street nnd
the surface car line overhcad. Mr,
Quinn said that could not be 'eainei!
until the cut had been cleared of
'. water. but that preeautionary nvasurcs
would bc taken to prevent the possi
bility of a cave-in.
When the accident happened. a south
bound train v.as brought to an abrupt
Btop between Twenty-third Street and
l-'i.i.rtt ienth. Its twenty-nve pasgen
gers, men an.d women, .became alartned
when they saw the rapidly rislng tide,
1 and asked the guards to open the doors.
They were told that they could walk
back to Twenty-third street at their
own tiuk. All elected this course and
walked gingerly along a raised concrete
lodge, |n stnble lile, until they reached
I Thc water reached its greatest
beight, four feet. at the Twenty-third
Street ntatioif, coming juHt level with
thc platform. It was at this point that
the puiiipiftg /ipparatUH was concon
Crowds of pHHHt-ngers coming from
Brooklyn .vere told toVake the Inter
borough subway at Chambera Streel
m making their trip to upper Manha*
t?n, The managcrrtent of lhe It. \\ t
arranged to hav^ all West End and Re
Resch ti>.ins run Into the Chutmbci*
' Street Mtntioii by tlie "loop."
Hylan Stand on
By Dr. Manning
Trinity Rector Says Mayor
Knew Publisher Would
Be Offensive as Welcomer
Ghastly Mockery,His View
Appeals to Loyal Citizensi
to Show Disapproval at ?
Garden Meeting Friday j
Asserting that Mayor Hylan's ap- ,
pointment of William Randolph Hearst j
as chairman of the committee to wel- ]
j come homecoming troops was made !
| despite the fact that the. Mayor j
I knew thc selection would be "deeply
j offensive to a great part of oUr citizcn- |
I ship," the Rev. William T. Manning, j
I rector of Trinity Church and a leader j
! of the Independent Citizens' Com- ,
[ mittee, yesterday issued a statement j
! appealing to the families of sailors, \
| soldiers and marines to attend the
mass meeting of weleome at Madison !
Square Garden next Friday night.
Dr. Manning, after saying that the :
appointment of a welcoming committee j
was highly appropriate and gratifying, '
being hailed with universal approval,
had thc following to say of Mr. j
"But to the amazement of <*ur loyal |
people it was learncd that the Mayor i
had made Mr. William Randolph j
Hearst a member of this committee and j
that he had appointed Mr. Hearst |
chairman of the sub-conimittcc on mili- j
* Calis Hearst Offensive
"Mr. John F. Hylan has a right to j
have W;. R. Hearst for his personal
friend, if this is satisfactory to him.
Mayor Hylar., acting in his official
capacity, had no right. to appoint on
the committee of weleome to home- J
coming troops one whose presence on
that committee he knew would be
deeply offensive to a great part of our
citizenship and to great numbers of
thc soldiers and sailors themselves.
"In this matter there should have
been nothing but harmony and good
"Mayor Hyland knew that his op- >
pointment of Mr. Heast would produce
hopelcss dieord. Mayor Hylan should
have known that to the families of our
men and to many of the men ihern
eelves it would be a ghastly mockery
to see standing on the dock to extend
weleome to our troops a man who de
fended tho- sinking of the Lusitania,
who has b?en shown to have. been in
close and frequent touch with German j
agents, whose record, both before and
during the war, is a notorious one,
and who through his papers did all
that hc could to prevent from going
into the fight for righteousness tlie
brave men whom hc now is appointed
to weleome home.
Urges Big Outpouring
"Most of us feel that we can have
nothing to do with a committee so
"WTe must not fail, however, to give
our men the wolcome which they have.
so nobly earned. To provide for such
a weleome is the purpose of the In?
dependent Citizens' Committee of Wel?
eome. All citizens of New York, both
men and women, who are in sympathy
with thi3 effort are asked to send in
their names for enrolment in thia
committee. It is to include loyal citi?
zens of all stocks, all faiths and all
political views and people desiring to
join are re'iuested to serid their names
to 415 Madison Avenue.
"On Friday, January 17, at eight
o'clock, a great meeting is to be held
in Madison Square Garden. Let tho
families and friends of our soldiers
and sailors be there in overwhelming
numbers to express their feeling in
this mattar. Nothing is too good for
the men w>>o have been risking their
lives to defend vs. They. aTe the finest
lot of fellows thc sun ever shone on.
And they are OUR OWN.
Expects Strong Rebuke
"I believe that the wives, fathers,
mothers, hrotheis, sjsters, sweethearts
and friends of our men ifi the serviee
will make the meeting.on January 17
a demonstration "New York will not
B. L. Allcn is receiving contributions
to help defray the expenses of Ihe
meeting- and can be reached at the
Columbia. Trust Company, GO Broad?
way. Among the prominent men and
women vfiio have joined the committee
John Jay Chapman, Mrs. Frederick
Kornochan, Bartlett Arkell. Lee de
Forest, James D. Ellsworth, Bradley
A. Fisl.e, Mrs. Francis B. Thtirber, jr.,
William II. Gardiner, DeForest Hicks,
Edwin 0. Holter, Lylc E. Mahan.
Charles E. Mar.ierre, Charles Larned
Robinson, Robert C. Sands, Mrs.
Arthur Iseiin, Mrs. F. E. Bradner. Mrs.
John Marshall Gallagher, Mrs. Hamil?
ton R. Fairfax, Richard Fletcher, Miss
Katherine L. Tvistner, Miss Alice
Amundsen, Miss Mabel B. Barteau,
Miss Corkme Ganvpuo-U. Miss-Ethe-1, V.
Xixon, Miss Madge McXamara, Miss
Helen Mos ;, Miss Charlotte* Lin'dgro've
MtoL. Vn,:i.. n??vr_ \t.-_ ,-, ?
; Miss Emily McWecny, Miss Eloiso iF.
, Simmons, Miss Nettie L. Stevenson, ;
Miss Annette Kicrnan and Miss Helen '
Where to Get Tickets
Miss Ircnc Turncr. Miss Helen A.
Skeehan, Miss Mildred E. Smith, Mlss!
Margaret ? T. Graham, Miss Ooralie
j Choatc, Miss Sallie V. Stanton, Miss'
Isabellc F, Browrie, .Miss Elizabeth
j Stevejia, Miss Florcnce Dinkclspiel,
: Miss Della McMichael, Miss Lihda jM.
I Magliola, Miss Minnie E. L. Begevn.
! Miss Mae. Trowbridgc, Commodore
Edgar F. Luckenbach, Mrs. Olivcr
Cromwell Field, Mrs. Laura B. Prisk.
j Richard II. Gatling. Clarence Sffiedley
; Thompson. Dr. George R. Van de Water
I and Henry G. Quinby.
| Tickets for tbe mass meeting may be
obtained at the offices of the American
Defence Society. 44 East Twenty-third
Street, or -115 Madistm Avenue, telc
phonc.s Gramevcy 1353 or Murray Hill
595; National Security League, lit West
Forty-fourth Stret, telephone Murray'
Hill 9145. or Putnam's Book Store, 2l
West Forty-tifth Street, Vanderbilt 8G0.
Two More Decline to Serve
Two moje government appeal agents.
refusing to serve on any committee
v/ilh which Hearst is identitied. yester?
day announced their intention to with
draw from the boOy named by Mayor j
Hylan. They are Harry Perey David, j
of 410 St. Nicholas Avenue, and Will-1
lum A. Jones, jr? nn attorney, with of-!
flcea ut 233 Broadway. Mr. Jones's
etter to Grover Wbalen, secretary to i
the Mayor, reads:
"I have yours of recent. date advis- |
ng mo that my 'name has befen sug
-eatod lor iippointinent' on n 'commit
c- ot wolcome to homc-comir.g troops'
'?I that. unon receipt of mv ecebptanca
ceitilieate of iriemhershm will' bc ?
I 'lei) to tl!*"; ?
"I will not accept ?n appointment
When a Feller Needs a Friend
upon any committee of which W. R;
Hearst. is a member. 1 shall be glad lo
serve upon any committee with which
he is not identified, and if not upon a
committee, will take great joy in stand?
ing on t!:. curb witli other loyal Ameri?
cans and shouting my welcome to the
boys from 'over there.'
Calls Hylan Truculent
"Let me suggesf through you to our
truculent and petulant Mayor, who de
noun.ces those who will not serve with
or under Hearst as profiteers, tha't he
cannot better adverti.se his admiration
for and approval of Hearst' or of
Hears-t's disinterested loyal'ty than by
plaeing oyei: the line ofmarcha hanner
bearing a fac'simile of tlie telegram
sent by Hearst from Palivt Beach on
March.3, 1917. to Ca-valhb, manager of
the niisealied 'Xew York American,' and
leading as follows:
"'WKSTKRN UNION TELKOKAM
" '.Sl Carvalho. "New York American,"
Xe.w. York City:
"'If situation quiets down, please re?
move color flags from first page and
little flutcs from inside page. reservihg
theso FpP special oecasions of u warlike
or, patriotic kind. I'think they have
been good for (his week, giving us a
very A?01''^0" character and probably
helping sell papqrii, but to continue of
fectivothey should be rc.i-ervcd for oc?
"And incorporate urriderneatTi, as in n
recent copy of 'The Litc.rary Digest.'
the words, 'What is ihe flag good for?' "
Mr. David's letter to The Tribuno
"You may add my name to lhe list of
government appeal agents who refused
to r.crve on the Hearst committee.''
Grecnwich Village school children and
Boy Scouts will trive a card parly nl thc
Waldorf-Astoria on Januai-y _,s. in Iheir
campaign for ?. fund for tbe famiiies of
soldiers nml sailors ol' thc village section.
William Leslie has been appointed actuary
of thc Workmen's Compi nsation Rate 17,
rcau i.f the Naw York liisurnncc Depart
menl in place of Harwood IC. ftyan, re?
The Jcwiah Welfare Board has cstablished
a welfare and information centre nl l.e
Mflns. France, near which many Jewish
troops are enenmped.
Roberi C, LafTerty, pn ni-chitect, has aub
niit.t.-c) u. tho Board of AUIermen a plan of
city inemorials tn soldici-3 and sailors which
included all five borouirhs.
Harold Brown fovmer patrolman of Lhe
Police Department, who left his ;'i<;ht leg
in thc ArKonnc Forost, i., ai Debarkation
Hospital No. .:. Hc was a passenger un
the stranded Northern Pacific,
Salloum A. Mokariel hni iturted "Thc
Syrlan-Amcriean Commercial MaKasrine" to
pi-omotc commercial relations between thc
United Statea and Arablc-spcaking pcoplca.
Ami-rii-iin newspapers had proved Incor
ruptible despite a German propRganda fund
of *85.000,000, Louia Wiley. of "Th.- New
York Times," said in an addroaa al thc
Bronx Public Forum, at Mount Morris High
A conference ol llrms interestccl in tl
restouitlc.il nf free lighleragc rates in u
harbor will b.- hold nt .; p. m. Friday in ti
iiinins nf ihe Chamber i>r Commcroe, 65 Lii
. ??>? Street.
rrusUes ol the City Club have adopted a
resolution favoring tin- ce.ntrtiiK nf h.rhot'
control in a "port authority," as susrae ted
by the New Ymk nnd New Jersey Poi* De?
The N'nti.ni.il Committee nf ihe Northern
Hwptihl !,;,- inri, i? tartlllfi R il imIi.iI I,, ,,,,?.
JJ.000,000 in eeutfmte welfare Work with the
expeditionary fot'cA ,,.?( f,,, rehublbtatlon
abroad, pertWulnrty of French ' Bnbtl i
Deaii Howard C. Robbins
Favors JNatiotis Leasruc
Justic,:', with the authority of force
behind it, was the crying need of the
world, said the Very Rev. Howard C.
Robbins Dean of thc Cathedral of St.
John thc Divine, in a sermon at the
cathedral yesterday, in which he urged
thc adoption of the principle oi' a
league of nations.
"lt is an extraordinary fact," he said,
"that; our international relafions arc in
a state similar to that of the cavc
man. We are nol organized for jus?
tice fo nations. We have international
law, but we have seen that when war
breaks out this is quite generally dis
regfirde,! for there is no force behind
ii. When the Central Powers started
out on thoir brutal warfare why was
it; tha'twc were not all in arms against
them at. once? Why was it that na?
tions came, in one at a time. only when
their direct interests were involved?
ll \vas because we were not organized.
lt we had been there would have been
"If wc go back to the old system of
balance of power,' we should 'bc going
back not to the likelihood. but to the
absolute cel'tainty of another war. and
within a moasurably short time?-prob?
ably within a generation. Ann a new
war would begin where the old one left
off, with armies highly organized and
means ol v/arfare, already highly cf
I cient. still further perf'ectcd.
"Modern warfare is not congenial to
thc great mass of working men. We
must >].;,. our hearts, our brains, our
wills now in provide a means of pre'
venting further war. For. if we do not,
the next. war will not be of natipn
against nation, but of class agafnst
clas.--.-a revolution in every countrv of
the earth." ' "
To Sell Brewery Property
Indications that brewing interests
are prcparing to sc1! their properties
before the prohibition wave hils Xew
Yok, is evidenccd by ;i;i advertisement
in yestcrday's newspapers announcing
that. th" Anhauscr-Busch Brewing As?
sociation offers several of its -large
propcrticE for sale. Joscnh I'. Day
agent in charge of thc aafes, wa ? out
ol town yesterday, but Josenh K Mu,
Pby, his .iii.:,,. : said ho tTiou-ht the
Anheusi r !',u , n Corporation wanted lo
sell ii.iv.- because tiie time was thought
p: Opil ioilS,
Thc nproperties advertised are the
North kiv.-r Warehouse. corner o1 thir
ty-sixth Street and Glevcuth Avenue
and corner 0f Thirtylifth Street and
K.cveinh Avenue; the Brooklyn Manu?
facturing property, at -i:jl Atlantic Ave?
nue, a building site at Broadwav and
Ninety-eighth Street, and a corner ten
cnienl property at 133 Nassau Street,
Going On To-day
1 ' ' " '?" '?n '?? :;-' Aaierlciui !t(u .Him of Valilral
lli-.i,.,-- Aaierlctw Museum of Kurety and tlie
M'\'J!;^ "?? ";" Nc" V"rli ,-i,v "runx Club, Hotel
M,.,'iir,ii' ,.r ii?. dhio ntub. iioiol A?tnr, a ? ,?
.M-iiii^,,! llm Cl.lcago Wonian'i Club. Uolel Ast'or.
-M mci Iul nnTiii,e I,, |,m,or of Colonel Tlinvlnm
<.vi'lt. M,.il,?!i-, l',,?,i.,.,,. .'unf.-r,., ; ,',
llilll A.TCMUI - ii ., i , ' '? '''
Mcrtlim of lliu limitl,:,',.., ?r fjlllo, Wsldorf V-'.ulii
j e in .?
McBtlne of ii?' Women's Auxill ? - i ,?,,???,? ,
108111 M- " ",. Annmj Uc*l i ,1 Knuua m i
I'ri -i',' si,,'i 2 110 p ni '
AmiiiHt illniicr of Iho Mlnslnimiy i;.iu. ,.ri,,, m,?.?
mcM rl ijw | i.itt .1 ,s;.|,, ?,?| ,-.,?.,.;, ||, .,;
MyiUiU - ' i '?. v ii Vnrh A, .i.. ',? (-,,,,,t,. , ...
'?"'? |. rowor liorniu, Cllj < .>n-?.-, s t,. ?,.
Shifts in Health
By N. Y. Physicians
Hylan aml Copeland Are Ae
<used of Plan to End
E x p c r t Adinijiistration
pf lhe City Department
Health Commissioner Royal S.'.Cope?
land _ statement to the effect that
I Mayor Hylan does not know of the
existence of the Division of Industrial
Hygiene in the Health Department or
61 Dr. Louis I. llarris, head of the Bu
| reau of Freventable Diseases, was said
yesterday by Dr. Samuel W. Lambcrt.
clean pf the College of Physicians-and
j Surgeons, to be "as damnin'g- an indict?
ment as could bc-brought against the
jcluei oflicial of a great city."
'; "li' that statement is true." said Dr.
Lambert; "and the Mayor of New York
; is not. familiar with even the larger
phases of the city's government, a
really remarkable Cpnditon exists."
Dr. Harris Called an Expert
Dr. Lambert deplored tbe rembval of
: the Division cf Industrial Hygiene
; rom Dr. flarris's control.
! "Dr.. liarri... i.-- an expert in hi.=t line."
: hc said, "and has accmplished much
1 Kood in the licld of instrial'hygiene.
I long the most important function of
j the Bureau of PreveiVtable Diseases.
; "It seems to me that there can be
?but one opinion regnrdin'g the fmis
rakeness of removing the various di?
visions of Health Department work
! from the control of men who have
I proved succc.ssful snceialists in those
lines. The last expert whom Com?
missioner Copeland forced out, Dr.
i Bolduan, former head of the Bur_nu of
Public Healfh Education, is doing |
splendid work in the same. field for
the United States Govcrnmsnt. The
College of Physicians and Surgeons
thinks so much of his ability thnt he
is deliveribg our elassroom lectures
on Public llealth Educai ion .this'.yoar." ,
Says Pledge Was P>roken
James J. Bagley. of rraukliiv l'nion '
2-t, and Rose SehiH-idcrma'n, of the
W.omaij's Trade L'nion League, charged
Saturday that Commissiuper ' Copc
; land. action taking the control of the
Division of industrial Hygjctfa, out of
Dr. Uarris'a, bureau was in violation
of an agree mrnt by Commissioner
: Copclqnd to inform labor leader.-. of
any contemplatcd changes in Health
Department matters vitally affecting
Dr. Copejand answerctl with an in?
terview saying that he w.ts going to
create a "real diviaion." under his
j personal direction. and do "work that
has never been done before."
Tbe change in the H-alth Depart?
ment adiriiiistnition, which went into
effect the first of the year. but, did not
-become public-until Thursday, met with
immediate proteats ft-om labor organi
zations and from well known Xew York
physieiah.--. familiar with Dr. Harris's
"Rottcn Politics" Charged
Dr. llenry MacMahon Painter, of the
staff of the College of Physicians and
Surgeons, declared that tho Llealth De??
partment, under thc llylan ndiniiiistra
; tion, has been "draggod into a welter
j ol rotten politics," and Dr. Abraham
Jacobi, il.Mii 0f the Xew York medical
profe Mon, charged that the move is a
logical si.-p in ii campaign to end ex?
pert iiilmirisiration. begun lafet spring
jviih ihe charges ngainst Dr. Luciua
| Polk Brown, head .,)' tho Bureau of
' 1'iiotl mikI Drugs, .ind result ing later in
i thej lorcccl rcaigpation of Dr, C F
, N. J. Industrial Board
Now Fullv Organized
| Problems of Reronstrurtion To
Be Taken Up at First ,
Meeting, Jan. 22 i
j The Industrial Commission of thc
i State of N'ew Jersey announces that the
j five committees which coroposc the
? commission have been completed. The
j first meeting of the conimi.sion is ter,
j be held at. thc Robert Treat Hotel,
Newark, January 22.
! The chairman of t,he committees are:
Public Utilities, W. F. Besler, presi
I dent of the Central Railroad of Xew
Jersey; Bankers, Elwood S. Bartlett,
j 1 resident of the Xew Jersey State
: Bankers' Association; Agriculturc. Ja
! cob G. Lipman. director of the Xew
! Jersey Agricultural Experiment Sta- '?
, tions: Labor. Arthur A. Quinn. presi- '
: dent of the Xew Jersey State Federa
I tion of Labor, and Manufacture, War- '
; ren C. King, of thc King Chemical :
The committees are made up of men '<
j prominent in tne business of which
their committee is the representative.1
1 The purpose of the organization was
i stated by Warren C. King, chairman
i of the commission, to be the creation
! of a spirit of coopcration between the
I industries represented. It is the first l
1 of its kind in thc hretory of American J
The first meeting will discuss the i
! reconstruction and readjustment period
; and tho problems cor.fronting a re- '?
1 turn to normal business pressure.
New Army Be
Prompt Aetion Needed to
Provide Men for Europe
and Border, it Contemls
A plca for "legislation to provide uni- i
vers'al military training to develop at
once a force available for an army of ;
occupation in Europe and to garrison
the Mexican border and insular pos- i
session.? was made yesterday by the
Xational Association for Universal
Military Training. Such legislation. |
league officials contend, would enable
the government to keep its pledge to
drafted men and those who volunteered
for the period of the war that they
should be discharged within four
months after declaration of peace.
A draft within the ranks of men al?
ready in service. a new draft of men
outside the service, or universal mili?
tary training, league officials say, is
the only soiution apparent to provide
the necessary man power. Attention j
is called to statements made by gov?
ernment officials that if the men iiov '
in service are discharged as promised I
after declaration of peace, less than :
10.000 who went into the regular army ;
before America's entry into the war
will be left for garrison duty.
Prompt Action Is Urged
The league asserts if universal train?
ing is adopted immediately and thc
first class called it will be possible lo
train these men sufficientiy for garri?
son duty before the Hmitation for em?
ployment of men now in service be?
comes effective. Their training then
can be completed abroad, it is asserted,
and they would enter service with the
positive assurance that they would be
rejieved by the next class at a speci
Unles3 Congress acts to provide
trained ircops to replace those now in
the army, according to league officials,
there will be bitterness in every home
tljat has furnished a man in "the emer?
geney," and these men, if held in ser?
vice, will return to civil life with an
tngonism for all things military in?
stead of pride in the military establish- |
ment. The success of the drnft law, it
is contended, has bli'nded many pcople
to one great weakness, the time re
ctuired to put it. into operation. and it
is arg.ied that universal training would
have provided a steady flow of men
without hecessity for emergeney legis?
Ten Months Left for Training
A statemeiit from the league says
peace hardly will be. formally declared I
before next June, which would allow at
ieast ten months to train the first class
under a new iaw.
An article by the late Theodore ,
ftoosevolt is quoted in support of the
league's attitude. The former President
said: 'Tlie American fighting man has
given this country a s.qunre deal during
the war. New let the country give him
a square deal by lebting hirn get out
of the aiin.v and go to his home ... ?
c.-s the war is fmished;"
The league ?tntement conehid ? ?: "We
tre just as wretchedly unpropared in
trained man nowor to-c'.av ;<s at the bi -
ginning of the war, unless the govern?
ment iptends to repudiate its pledtrc to
ciischarge drafted men ancl volunteers
for tho. period of the war within foui
months aftei declaration of peace In
that caso we have all the men we can
use. They are fullv trained and com
pletely equipped. They are also war
vvcrn anc! entitlod to be returned to
Soldier Iuspertors Urged
Credit Men Say Disriplinc1 \S il!
Result in Efficiency
?I. H. Tregoe, s.-c.etary-trea.-urer of
tlie Xational Association of Credit Men.
made public yesterday a letter he wrote
to the orgariization's fire insurance
committee. suggesting the employment
of wounded soldier: as inspectors Lo
enforce tir<> prevention laws.
Thtsir sense of dA.e.fpIine. he wrote
fitted them for thc iob and enforce
ir-ent of lhe law would bring lower in
snranoe rates which. he said. would ro
i\:\t. iu lower merchandise pCc...
'Latest available ligures. ius? made
public by tl,c Xational Board of Five
Underwritor?s," he wrjjte, "show that
tn twenty st_tes the ycarly fire lossea
p.nnoiiriced to $71,072,433. Fires c a
f.ed ns 'strictly preyeiitable,* caui .
$50,000,000 in- losses, while lh??c
termed 'pnrlly p'roventablc' resulted in
more than $34,000,000 dan-.agr."
People's Board Urged
Institute for Public Service
Would (Jiye Voters n Voice
I The InstitUte for Public. Sei vice ser.t ;
letters yeaterdnv to Governor Smitli
and m.mbtrs oi the Legislature sug-i
? gesting that the city's school affairs be
put in tbe hands of a small board
elected directly"by tlw vbte'rs, sayiptfs
' _ "This year. when salary increases ot
over $1.1,000,000 are being fought and!
pressed by r. vef-before-oquallcd drivca
! upon Albniy, is a favorable time' to
tum the school directly over to tbe
votcri themselves and to a popularly
I elected small board. The city adminl*
; .frat'.on aic, Legislature would un
: doubtodly feel relLned by such a
j change, which would put a 4>ei'ennial
j aourcc of tioublc wbuie it hcioug-,
namely, with the people whose children'
i and money ave at Btake."
Milk Factio* <
Both Sides Say They tt|
Not Modify Price AititueiV
a tthe Conference Ttxfo
Dowlincr Is Ready |0 ^
Will Promote Lcgielativr
Remedy if War Contk^l
?Supply^ Is IncreasiiJ
Although Governor Smith has pil(
tically ordered the milk producer* ^'
distributers io adjust their Jajnurr
price differences at a meeting cf Z
Miik Commission to-day. lCa,i,
both factions announced batlv u~'
night that they have no intencSeaT
modifyniL- Iheir present stnndg.
Roswclf D. ( ooper. president of tk,
Dairymen's League, the producers' e>
"The farmers have asked that *?
sell their milk for .S;ot per hundrt/
pounds thia month and we cannot ac
ccpt a lower tigure."
I. Elkin Xathans. secretary of 'k,
New Vork Milk ("orference lioard V
terprcted the attitude of thc dcaici-.
with this statement:
"The buyers have not made cv ,,*,,
out the original one. and will mti*
none higher than $8.60 for JanuaiT'
Robert B. Dowling. chairaMhS,
sole r-pres-ntative of the consamm
oi the Governor? Comraiaion ainca
the resignation of llralth CemmUionar
Copeland, was tirm it, his re**l?tien ef
Saturday that unless the deadiock k
broken at the meeting at his 0ff,c.
166 Broadway, at noon to-day he nili
recommend that legislative action b*>
taken to open up the normal flow 0'
milk from tho countrv to the cit<
Governor Smith has expresaed hia in
tention of supporting Mr. DoMinc? i?
this step, *
Milk Receipts Show l.ain
The (ity's milk receipts of yeatantn
were 1,360,000 quarts, according to tic
ures given out by Dr. Copeland lart
night. Ihis is nn increase of 83 7^
quarts over Saturday'a receipts.
Dr. Copeland took emphatic axaaa
ion to a Btatement by an official of th*
iJairymens League to the effect that
thc city is receiving only 25 per cent
ot its normal milk supply inntead of
thc quantities reported.
"Our figures are taken from the??
hundred pastuwzation points in the
city, saul the Health Commisaionei
.- very quart must be pasteurized uat
inspectors from thc Health DepartnwK
are always present, inspectirig ?rtd
Distributers were quick yesterday H
deny the statement made to newspapn
men by ( hairman Dowling that thev
were prepnred to off.-r a higher price
for their milk if they were aaaaied
tnat farmers would 1101 adhcre to thei?
demands for $4.01.
"The announcement in to-dav's ncw<
Papers," said Mr. Nathana, "'that the
buyers of milk were prepared to in?
crease their offer of $3.60 for Janu?
ary, provided the producers were vrtl!
ing to make some concessions and not
msist upon $4.01 a 100. is likely to b*
mismterpreted by the producer.
Denies New Offer by Buyers
"The buyers have not made un\- od
fer^ and will make none higher'thas
M.o'0. This position ia based upon
round business consideration?, the re*
sons for which have been clearly set
forth from time to time. These con?
siderations are that the cost of milk
in the market does not warrant 1
higher price thnn has been off( red, and
the producers in all other territomi
are ' voluntarily selling their milk at
less than the New Yoik buyers hav?
"Insofar as the general situation 1'
concerned, it is still in the same sat?
isfactory condition. We are daily in
creasing the supply received froni oM
sources as well ;*s tbe quantity of Toilk
being brought in from the out
make up the deficiency. Tlie r.-ump
tion of the ferries has tended nateri
ally to relieve thc situation."
President 7,.oper, of the Da rymen'j
League, was highly optimistic on th?
situation lrom the farmers' r,o;nt of
Hundreds of repo-t- show -hat tbe
dairymen are more united than ever."'
he said. 'They realize that they nWl
now win Ihe fight against thc hig Bor
den-Sheffield milk combine, or go oui
of the dairy business. Consumers real
\7.h that le. : milk ;< being irer""*
each day because they know they art
r.ot getting the milk. Consu lera aatt
know thal much of the milk purch?.<?l
oi the large dealers ia not of go?i
... ,i ity."
Below Average Here. He Says
He challenged a ? of Vs
N'athons, of the Conference Board, tW
the distributers aro fighting ihe con?
sumers' fight. While the large dietrifr
uter* have been try ? . >r their
price to tiie farmers, tnej havo not re
duced their margin, hc declared, al?
though it is twice as high .ts that (>'
dealers in other eities. Despite dei>
ers' contentions, he pointcu out. th'
dairynven'a prices 'or milk ?" New Te*
for 1918 were below thc avcraf*
throujrhout the I'nited Statea.
"Where have th.lalers made ta*"
momy, which is beinc; u-ed to 'igt1
thte farmers in their efforts to jct ?
li ing wage?" he aaked. "'>'
spending hundreds of thousai
dollars to Iu <ng poor-qualit
long distancea ;nt<> the ci;-.. v icn th*J
could buy ti,e best milk :?! thr "?T'(>
n< :.:? at hai ,! for ? production ca*
price. Thc (trci ?
their thrrttlc-hold on thi produeera*"
the consiimcr ha\o been laken fr*w
' 7, ? ? :
,v bert 7
Dairvmrm's I 1 ap
. ,,'! \ itll ti'
?,.,'il stores, He annouiici
preparing to puiihn ?>? milk thi-oi
om :-i: mera at the "itt
cost, th- milk to be distributed iroa
sntly locaced stor* ,
\UustnY Dancer Piquc Ci*
Kolea Ke-tric Fiin at Parttei ??
Frecfmrt, \.. I.
G*reat iudignation is being. m*r''
fested by tho \oung girls of IrVeef**
L. I.. at the attempt of the local *?"
mittee to regulate their conduct atjP
dai,cos given in the Sailors ?nd ^'
diers' Clubhouse every Saturday cv*11*
The committee has drawn ur * W
of "rules juul regulations," and w ?
girla i'iul to. iib, iv. tiuni they willnW
b:> permitted to atter.d thv daac*--'
According to the ru i,ftJjrtj
to escliaiivj*' 11.imes .<r adilrossei f** I
the boya at. the dance: tln-y *rf Ij
,'.,., en. ...me *.n!y with each l^l
aer; they arc not permitted to ?"?*?
or Icavo tho cluuhousc with "!'11,lJ
uniform; during the dance t!'.cv M'"n
remain in the dance room. And i" ***"**1
tion to that, no ^irls under eight
will be admitted at all!