not doesn't matter; put up, or
AVhafs the cause? The cold
weather, according to the board,
and their explanation is simple,
and4 the consumer is, too, if-he ac
cepts it The board says the cold
weather has caused the cows to
give less than their normal output
of milk. That's all.
The actual reason, though, it
is said, is that a committee re
ported to the board that the mar
ket would stand for the increased
price. They'll stand it all right,
but will they deliver?
The high price was cause for
considerable surprise, but it was
increasel by the fact of the gov
ernment's investigation of the
butter board. Its books and rec
Tir4s were demanded by federal
authorities last week, it being the
intention to use the documents in
grand jury hearings in ah'effort
to learn whether the law has been
violated by the price-fixing body.
And this time last year the
price fixed by the board was 27
cents a pound.
MINERS TO DEMAND AN
INCREASE IN. WAGE
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 16.
Following address of welcome by
Gov. Marshall, the morning ses
sion of the convention of the
United Mine Workers of Amer
ica was taken .up by organization.
Indications point to the wage
scale committee reporting to the
convention a demand for an in
crease of five cents a ton for min
ing coal, with proportionate ad
vance in other mine work.
John B. Walker, president of
the Illinois miners, said today
that the Illinois delegation would
demand an advance of ten cents
a ton for mining, and a uniform
seven cents differential on ma
chine mining. .
The report of President White
was featured with a plea for in
dustrial peace and the use of ar
bitration -wherever possible in
place of strikes, criticism of court
injunctions, and an assertion that
the present wage scale in the coal
mining industry must at least be
Ohio Supreme Court today up
held Workmen's Compensation
Miss Lucill Curday, 21, nurse
at St. Luke's hospital, Racine,
Wisv committed suicide by
jumping into the lake from break
water. Body recovered.
Mrs. Lottie Boyce, 70, found
frozen to death in her cottage
near Fond Du Lac, Wis.
Twenty-three factories of Ra
cine, Wis., employing about 12,
000 hands, have organized cen
tral employment bureau to which
all applicants for work in factor
ies must apply.
Timothy Manning, driver for
Battalion Chief Walsh, who was
killed in Equitable fire, found
half frozen and unable to talk in
telligibly, wandering about the
street of Brooklyn today,
parliament today, announced the
extension of suffrage to women,
and pronounced women eligibile
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