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decent food and 'abolition of fines
when the waitress is not to blame for
Natalby refused the demand. The
five girls went over the Waitresses'
Union and took out union cards.
Natalby is a member of the Restau
rant Keepers' Ass'n.
WILSON FORCES WIN FIRST ROUND IN CANAL
TOLL BATTLE CLARK DEFEATED
Washington, March 27. By a vote
of "200 to 172 the House adopted the
rule limiting debate on the repeal of
"free tolls" through the Panama
canal to twenty minutes, tl was a
victory for the Wilson faction, and
indicated the president's supporters
would have a majority on final vote
on repeal. Speaker Clark voted
against the rule.
Washington, March 27; Open war
to the knife was declared between
President Wilson and Speaker Clark
on the Panama canal tolls contro
versy. Their partisans in the House
drew the issue clearly, and charges
and counter charges were hurled in
an acrimonious debate on the ques
tion of whether discussion of the re
peal of "free tolls" should be limited
to twenty hours-.
The crucial roll-call which will de
cide the strength of the opposing
forces is scheduled to come late this
Chairman Adamson of the inter
state commerce committee opened
debate on the 20-hour rule for the
Wilson wing. He had been in con
ference with the president's adher
ents, and his words represented their
Adamson did not attack Speaker
Clark personally, but his references
were pointed. He was plainly hold
ing something in reserve for later de
bate. He denounced the "ship trust"
lobby, and declared that the "free
tolls" declaration in the Baltimore
platform was "slipped in." .
"No amendments are necessary" to
this bill," declared Adamson, amid
Bhouts of derision from Republicans,
Progressives and a handful of Demo
crats supporting Clark.
"If the allied Democrats and Re
publicans succeed in defeating this
bill, the question will not be settled.
It will mean another long fight. I'm
talking to Democrats who are look
ing for an excuse to vote for sub
sidy." Adamson put his points bluntly,
and it was apparent that he was re
fraining from personalities with an
Rep. Hardwick of Georgia directly
attacked Speaker Clark while speak
ing for limited debate.
He said that the speaker in the
"eleventh hour turned to attack a
He continued: "I want to ask the
distinguished Democrat if he does'
not realize that he must support this'
administration or be in the wilder
ness for forty years more."
The speaker nervously fingered his
gavel while Hardwick was making his1
Rep Gardner of Massachusetts, a1
Republican, spoke in favor of the'
rule. Hinebaugh, a Progressive, de-'
clared against it. n
Chairman Clayton of the judiciary5
committee, who voted for "free tolls'"
in 1912, supported the rule, declaring'
he-would vote with the president.
"An economic mistake was made'
and I will vo.te for the repeal because'
I am a Democrat and believe in up
holding a Democratic president," said'
Rep. Sims, author of the repeal bill,'
gave out a statement bitterly assail-'
ing Speaker Clark. !
"A man who commits suicide is just
as dead as one whom somebody
kills," said Sims, "The speaker com-1.