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STARVING CONTINUE TO RIOT
IN NEW YORK ACTION
New York, Feb. 23. Food riots
continued sporadically in city today
as heighth of Sabbath food buying
among Jewish people was reached.
Mass meeting tonight, Rutgers sq.,
following which women will march
to meeting of Board Estimate, where
Mayor Mitchell is expected to make
move to relieve conditions.
Demands will be made on city au
thorities for appropriaion of $1,000,
000 to open municipal stores and an
other $1,000,000 for school lunches.
Strong demand that steps be taken
to have government take over rail
way systems for food transporta
Jos. Hartigan, comm'r of weights
and measures, has made public
figures which show that more food
is now in storage in New York city
than ever before.
Albany. Gov. Whitman has ap
proved bill to create a food dictator
for the state. Tammany has count
ered with bill which would appropri
ate $25,000,000 for public market
terminals in cities.
Minneapolis. 40 cars loaded with
flour being rushed in "relief special"
over Chi. & Great Western to Chi
cago and eastern cities. Minneapolis
mills, largest in country, preparing
for another special tonight. Through
unseen influence, reported federal,
Minneapolis millers today were as
sured that 400 cars would be sent
them with express understanding
that cars be loaded for New England
Washington. New England is suf
fering more for lack of food than
any other section of country. West
has secured some measure of relief.
Railroads have been ordered to give
preference to food stuff shipments.
Distribution of cars problem believed
well in hand.
Washington. President expected
to take definite steps to force appro
priation for investigation of prices
through this session of congress. Re
gardless of fact that fight for such,
funds has been lost in house com
mittee, appropriations will be sought
in senate; if it fails there, it will be
taken to floor of house, says Sec'y
Houston. Officials scoffed at reports
of possible embargo on food ship
ments. While the food situation threatens
drastic disturbances in the east, the
gas coal shortage is no less serious
in the west.
Congress expected to take definite
action on the situation before ad
journing. Representative Meyer
London, New York, has introduced
a bill asking for an appropriation of
$5,000,000 with which to buy food to
be resold at "reasonable prices" to
the poor; and a combination of sen
ators is meeting in secret, prepara
tory to asking for $100,000,000 for
the same purpose.
The car tie-up, in the opinion of
the interstate commerce com'n and
railroads was at the breaking point
today. Railroads took advantage of
the holiday yesterday and clearing
weather to rush great strings of
empty freight cars west at express
St. Louis, Mo. Fearing food riots
similar to those in New York and
Philadelphia, St Louis police today
closed the headquarters of the "Feed
America, First" propagandists, which
was opened during the night. R. J.
Jonas, former Presbyterian minister
in New York, was in charge of the
Washington. A final attempt to
force a food embargo through con
gress was made in the senate today
when Sen. Martine, New Jersey, of
fered a resolution prohibiting the ex
portation of staple food products.
St Louis. People here being
urged to turn every backyard and va
cant lot into a garden.
Richard Houlihan, 5221 Belle
Plaine av., treas. Bridge and Struc
tural Iron Workers' union, beaten,
and robbed of $700, union funds.