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RELIABILITY CHARACTER ENTERPRISE
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AVERAOrf SWORN MKT PAID
VOL. XV. NO. 42.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEiMUKR 10, 1920
PRICE 5 CENTS.
HIP BOARD HO
ED WITH G
GAS LEAKS CAUSE
Defective Lines, Improper
Equipment Cost Over
6,250,000 a Year.
PUBLIC PAYS FREIGHT
Expert Witness Places Heavy
Portion of Loss on Head
of Gas Consumers.
ZONE PLAN IMPRACTICABLE
Would Not Work Here Ik
cause Oklahoma Natural's
Source Not Centralized
"Tho Oklahoma Natural Oas com
pany should not bo allowed to con
tlnuo operation with tho present .ab
normal leakago In Its llneH," Snmuol
S. Wjcrs of Columbus. Ohio, gas ex
pert and paid witness for tho Okla
homa Natural, declared during tho
hearing of tho gas company before
Art 1.. Walker and It. 13. Echols,
members of tho corporation com
mission, Tuesday. However, Wycrs
added that the company should have
money with which to pay for neces
sary Improvements, und that this
money must como from tho pockets
of tho consumers. "Tho consumer
always pays tho freight." ho de
clared. Sapulpa Sends Itcprvscntnthc;
Wyers' statement was made a.ftcr
he had been examined at length by
City Attorney Prank 13. Duncan,
Attorney C. U. Hogcrs, employed by
the chamber of commerce, ana It.
B. Kcenan, sent to tho hearing by
the chamber of commerce, at Sapul
pa. Wycrs was on tho wltnesss stand
practically all day Tuesday.
Io.m Cost Millions.
According to Wyers. the annual
loss of gas through defective dis
tributing lines and by consumers In
Tulra through Improper equipment
represents 6, 250,0110 If figured on a
basis of replacement with any fuot
other than gas which will glvo tho
same decree of heat and efficiency,
Of this amount, ho explained, tho
gas company la responsible for
J2.500.000 and tho consumers
J3.750 000. This loss is 43 times
greater than that sustained by tho
average artificial gas manufactur
ing company, and 22 times greater
(ban that of 100 Ohio cities supplied
with ntural gas through lines that
have been repaired and placed upon
a meter system by which tho allo
cation of leaks Is easily determined. :
"What should bo a proper cost
of gas from tho city gato to the
burner tip?" Duncan asked Wyors,
who replied that ho had no figures
on this cost. However, ho agreed
at Duncan's request to prepare a
statement setting forlh this cost be
fore tho hearing adjourns. Wycrs
said tho wastage of gas In Tulsa
must necessarily go Into such aft
estimate, which would bo based on
the gas company') figures. Tho
statement will ho figured upon a rate
at tho wells of 10 cents a thousand
cubic feet, which thu gas company
claims It pays Ks producers.
utiwo Ijoxh Is air I'cr Cent
Upon questioning by Keonryi,
Wycrs said the avorago loss In tie
transportation lines of nil gas com
panies is between 30 and 3.1 per
eent, llicso figures applying to tho
cas front fields to tho consumers.
Wvers said he first made this state
ment in Washington and that he
was severely criticized for It by tho
heads of several large gas corn
pan U Ono rompany. he declared.
"d b.m It onornted a "bottle tight"
Pl'i" but that upon Investigation
he f ,und Is los sof gas each year
'o 'epresent more than tl, 000, 000.
' la the los jets great In a trans
, porutton line 30 miles long as It Is
m a tino 110 mles long1 " Kcenan
"Nr. Wyers ropled.
May Start Zone System.
T'iimony waa u,,.n turned toward
"" possible establishing of a zone
ays-, m ' by which consumers In the
cli.e located many miles from the
e of supply would be required ;
NINl K.t) ON 1'AIIK KOI-I1TKKN'
A WOItl) TO WOHICKItS
J'oi-i-icntlous labor, "slncoro en-
vor count for advancomcnt-
Wr iter succeeds who makes tho
f 't of opportunity nnd learns to
Th' re's a definite result. irettlnir way
jo advancement a path that leads to
uroad develonment and creater
'Mninns mm for mnv 11..1 n.itii
Is throuch thn w-nrtfi want a ns
TIIK WOULD WANTS havo been
lh means of "getting ahead" for
They havo provided tho chance that
. ' " luuviuru tnu i:nailv.D uiak
"'uugni neuor powtlons ami in -
r. WOULD WANTS havo lifted
J"ny from the rnnks of tho trap
" and placed them among those
wta achiovo. Call Oaaco C000.
Texas Girl Buries Dagger in
Her Heart as Romance Fades
After Quarreling With Lover,
Police Find Ace of Spades, Known to Fortune Tellers as
"Death Card," in Her Room, Also Pierced by Keen
Rlade; Details of Unhappy Love Affair Exposed.
CHICAGO, Nov. 9. Plunging a
Mexican dagger Into her heart
while talking to her former fiance,
Miss T. Sanders, Sii, of Uireilo,
Texas, ended her life on tho muz
zantno floor of a hotel here, to
day. II. II, Carver of this city,
declared an engagement between
tho two had been broken of f.( Tho
young woman left no explanation
of her act.
Hotel officials said tho young
woman registered November 1 nnd
appeared well-to-do. Today's con
vernation between Mints Sanders
and Carver, wis said to have fol
lowed n conference with an at
torney, but Carver, when ques
tioned, refused to discuss their
Carver, who Is connected with
the Association of Commerce, Is
said to havo met Miss Sanders
whtlo on n Texas trip with nsso
"Wo were engaged," Carver is
said to havo told thu police, "but
' It was broken off. I can't tell
you why. She threatened mo on
severnl occasions." '
Carver said the young woman
Kayo no warning o her Intention I
DOWN WAGE HIKE
With Prices Falling, Bal
timore Union Men Re
12,000 INDORSE STAND I
Promised Raise From 90c to
$1 an Hour Year Ago, Trey
Won't Accept It.
Hy The A"o!atnl Press.
HALTIMOUK, Md., Nov. 0.
Twelve thousand workmen, mnmbors
of building trades In ISultlmoro, havo
declined to nccept an lncreaso In
wages. At a meeting 'tdny of rep
resentatives of tho worker a motion
to accept a wngo ndvaneo from 00
cents to $1 an hour wns tabled by nn
Ono year ago tho union rate for
carpenters was fixed at 90 cents nn
hour, with tlo understanding that
on November 1, this year, tho In
crease to $1 would becdmo effective,
Tho agreement wns signed hy con
tractors, builders nnd representation
of tho trade.
Tho employers tnado no attempt
to recedo from the agreement, some
of tho meh say that ns prices arn
falling nnd there are Indications of
steady work at tho present wage
they aro satisfied.
Plasterers alouo of tho building
trades huvo gone on strike for .m
Secretary Colby to
Visit South America
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. Presi
dent Wilson formally announced to
night that ho had directed Secretary
Colby of tho state department "on
behulf and -In my stead" to visit
nrazll and Uruguay In acknowledge
ment of tho recent visit to this
country of tho presidents "of the two
In aM'tlon, tho president said ho
would nj gratified if Mr. Colby tooK
the oppor unity mm to visit Ituen s
Aus In ri'Ctionso t the recent ln
vlt.ulon re-:(lcl f. oni th.' Argcn-
Home Town of Hays
Honors Little Leader
for Brilliant Success
SULUVAN, Ind., Nov. 0.
"Hello Hill" wns the, password
hern today when tho homo town
of Will Hays, republican national
chairman, paid tribute to "tho big
llttln man" who mnrshnled the tf.
O. P. forces In their 'v;torloun
Friend wnml neighbors repuiiu-
cans nn(F domocrnts alike who
, havo known "nill" Hays slnco h
was "knee high" as well as dele
gations from other Hooslcr towns
and cities Joined In a homecoming
celebration In which n gepulnrrt
irimila' ot niiccuon was iiiiini-
i fostcd. . f
i will Hays was hailed as a neigh
bor who has achieved distinction
rather than as a conquering hero
and It was "Hollo Mil," every-
wheru ho went, .
today, but suddenly drew n long,
slim dagger from her sleevo und
Plunged It into her loft side. Hho
died ns she was being iemoved to
her room. Her mother and n
sister, living In Laredo were no
tified. Among Miss Sandeis' effects
were a quantity nf love letters and
telegrams addressed to "Mrs.
Theodore Carver, Laredo, Texas,"
and signed "Harry." I'ollco said
they believed the letters were from
Kicqiienl reference was made In
them to a suit which apparently
had not been settled. One letter
tMd Miss Sanders to arrange for
"the wedding announcements If
she felt she must," anil that they
could bo sent out after tho suit
Carver Is married, hut Is being
sued for divorce by his wife. A
decree or separation was granted
sometime ago. The police believe
tho divorce action wns tho "siilt"
referred to in the letter to Miss
In Miss Sanders' room tho
pollcei found a deck of cards
.TrNti:tijiv paiii: koi hti:km
THREE SKIP OUT
WITH CAFE FUND
The Plaza, Elaborate Up-
Town Kestaurant, Re
lieved of $15,000
PARTNER IS HELPLESS
Demaa Must Stand Loss; P.
Kanakaris, v G. Stravo
poulos, Wife Missing.
Tulsa's newest und most elaborate-i
ly appointed cufe Is short npproxi-1
inately JH.000 In cash, ono of its
chefs has been deprived of a diamond !
ring valued at 1200 and a local!
Jewelry storo has a smnll ehaneo ot
collecting the balance of JM)0 owed
on another Jl.wiO diamond ring a
. 1,1 . "isapp.-arani e oi
i am ivannKiins. tleorgr htavropouUH 1
and Mrs. Louise Stavropmilos. part-
nor, manager and cashier respective
iy ui ine j-iaza cam on Hoiun .-Main,1
according to n complaint made to
tho county attorney's office liy Da
mns, one of tho partners operating
DeimiM. llm nnrttmi. i..ri " imii I n , I
tho sack" Is confident the deal was'
perepctuated after several weeks of I
dellberalo planning, charges shut hh '
fellow countrymen skipped but with I
tho nnfn's ..ntlrn rnp . n..- fnr iv,.,,
weals, nnd now believes them Is little
hon of bl. irntllnL- n.tlmAnr.
cvrn shnntil ih ,rtn ,n rnnein ,'
cause of tho legul protection afford
ed Stavropoulos In view of his recont
partnership, 'mo county attorney's
office declined to take any action be
cause of tho fact that partners aro
According to Demas. the trio was
unsuspected until none of the three
coqfd bo found Sunday morning.
Kanakaris. tho partner, l blamed
by Hoiivs (or engineering thodenl.
"Ho playedxhli k", said Demas, "and
gave Stravropoulos the manager, full
authority In matters of handling
money. Stravropoulos went to tho
bank, where he Is will known and
popular, and told them lie was to
write all checks. The rest of It was
en.sy, I guess", said Demas,
Demns says he later found out that
Strnvopoulos visited the hank Satur
day and drew out the info's bulnnce,
about Jfc.OOO, Informing bank em
ployes that tho enfo expected a heavy
Sundny business and that It needed
chunge. In addition to the shortage
nt tho bank, Demas says, he found
Sunday morning that the ash regN-
ler IwkI I, ..en wf.l, .,.,! ,.,! II,... 1,,..
ksldes lis contents of rash had aUn
been relieved of a, diamond ring that
a cook deposited for safo keeping.
Demas also says that Stravropoulos
owes a local Jeweler 1800 on u dia
mond ring pun hoJed recently for
Mrs. Stravrepoulos. on whli h he
thinks Stravropoulos paid (200.
"Thore Is nothing wo can do"
said Demas. "Tho county attorney,
ho refuses to give us warrant for
arrest," continued Demas, "Tho po-j
lice, they havo no authority. The
bnnk and tho Jeweler, they are trying
to find them."
Kanakaris, Stravropoulos and hh
wlfo may bo cuught, Stravropoulos , dliy ;,.Uuo J the Judge's almenro
according to Demas, wrote a letter I ,,., ,,, Ulr curt convenes to
to a Tulsa woman, dntcd Chicago, morr(,w.
asking that his trunk be sont to Den i ' ,
Moines, Iowa. I
M,mr77or7-K,n, . j TUB WEATHER
iTirwvu v..i. u Th fir- ! TU-'M. N v t Mtifrnuin C3, mini
lernment has decreed a period of
. "'""' ' Ml
three months mourning for tho lato '
'Kink Alexandejr. j
Man in Hospital, Wound
ed by Buckshot, Thought
to bo Highwayman.
BLOODY PISTOL FOUND
Claude Upton's Room Gives
Up Rings and Revolver ;
Case Is Private. .
RUSE WORKED UPON WOMAN
Sister Landlady Tips Off
Case; Man Accused of
Hold-up Won't Talk.
Claude Upton, 30 years old. lies
In the 1'. &. S. hospital under pollio
guard, In a dangerous condition suf
fering from n number of buckshot
wounds In the bnk. Discoveries by
thu polleu Tuesday night lead tin III
to believe Upton Is thu man who
last Friday night, held up nnd rob
bed Mrs. l- t". Karnes, In K.-udail,
of a 1 1 f0 diamond ilng anil 'who
wns fired upon with a shotgun by
John I.. Crosscr, a witness of tho
Two men perpetrated Ujf robbery
in Kendall. Croqicr. seem llio af
fair from Ills window, slopped lliln
his yard and emptied both barrels .'f
his shotgun, loaded with buckshot
at the hl-Jaekers who jyinpud Into a
waiting automobile nnd fled.
Pollen I'tiid Kings anil Clin.
A blood stained, pearl-handled re
volver, caliber .45, with three dlu-
mod rings estimated In value at
ubout 12,000, weru found In Upton's
room at 311 South Houston, late lust
night y Police Captain Clcoigu Uralut
who conducted tho search In com
pany with Off Ice i Iaii lingley and
Doc Dennett;'"''" " "
Tile value, o'f ono of the rings In
estllnated at $1,600 nnd might bo,
police say, that taken from Mn.
Ilarnes, who will bu asked to Iden
tify the trinket. 1'olKe- iiImi plan to
confront Upton with Mrs. llamas n
nn attempt to determine If ho Is tint
..... .. .r.l.r-ttl All. till. .' l.li.Hllt llf till.
r.viinv mil-ih' rohhei v. nn unidentified
man from whom tho robbers took
several dollars, Is being sought by
l"u 0'. i
imU i'rlduy night I'pton reported
ut tin' hospital for treatment, say
ing he had ben held up, robbed and
then tdiol. His was made a private
enso uUstho hospital and no ono waa
.........iiti.d to visit him.
j0lct. w, ,ad been tipped off
, xw caB0 u-arned tnrough a ruso
Tuesday night, from Mrs. A. I.
Hall. 311 South Houston, salil to no
a sister of L'pton's, that the man
was under private cam ut thu
Itecauso of tho private nattiro oi
t tin rami officials of tho hospital
had formerly denied to tho police
that they lmd treated any case such
as described by the officers,
1 "u" "earing tn.it uOi was .us.
I'"''ed of bring a hl-Jacker. two
Mini.. ,.1 fill, h
nurses at tho hospital, usslgued to
gave noiluo IBH! W1C w.u
I through and would pay no moro at
tentlon To I'plon. "If that Is what
ho la we want nothing to do with
ono of tho nurses la rt-
! , ,' " " ,i I
Upton Deiuen tlinrgc.
Pollen U not divulgu tho nature
of their Information from Mrs. Hh'I
I'pton. when questioned, denied nny
knowledgo of tho robbery. "I vuis
held up and then shut,' lie said. 1
lliivv nothing more to sa.'
Hospital attaches say that earl)
this week n man who represented
himself to be un officer, gained an
Interview with I'pton, locked the
urn sos out of tho ro5m and remain
ed i luseted wKh the patient for more
than an hour, pollen suspect that
this man was rpton's partner In tljt
alleged hold-up In Kendall. An un
Idi iitilied woman also visited I'pton
and had a long talk with him. th.
police were Informed.
' Truffle Offhvm Ciniiel (Id Irleis
I " Helstcr for Court Thuixla).
U II r W.1H Waged UlSt tllgllt by th.'
,1,'l"irl"1';"' ,,f th'' i;"'!'"-
against owners uf Impioperly light
i-d and after ttto hours' work
by the "while taps" 00 Tulsa mo
torists had "registered" at polb
headquarters and posted it 110 bo, id
tor appearand, In pollee court.
Kvery otlur car that came along
was hailed, Nick ItemaoMe, traffic
sergeant, inserted. No tall lights,
ono head light or bright lights were
the cuuses for a visit to the i.'UUon.
"Thu 'campaign which opened lu'.
night against cars with bad lights
will be continued until tho town is
cleaned up,'" Itemacklo dtclared
I'nlleA .nnrl U'lll hill lie n.-lrl In.
mum IS nrtrlh wlrina. rlf r
TODAY'H MM-A I. KVENTH
Ilvtary club, Hotel Tul, IMS.
Coat of Arms
IJI'INCV, III., Nov. ! A stork,
hearing a mat or arms and hcr
aldiy. lsltcd yulni y late Mini
.I n bringing to Marquis and Mar
quise I'go Pierro Hplmdii ut
Home, Italy, a son nnd heir. The
Marquise, lie" Hell. grew to
womanhood In (Jiilm y. She mnr
iled Allan Campbell, sun ot .Mrs.
Patrick Campbell, the Khglish
aetress, several years ago, but
their union was an unhappy one.
She obtained a divorce from him
during the war and engaged in
war work In Franco. Young
Campbell fel I on the fighting
float In I'raliiii and In Pat Is his
wlitnw met the Italian conn!.
Their marriage wns celebrated
a little over a year ago In Palls.
Marquise Splnota has been
vhiltlng iM.itl-. is In (juliii (or
seveml weeks while tile Marquis
Is on the Atlantic bound for
Republicans Elected to
Office Must Make
- Good, Says Harris.
Jovial Chairman Only Smiles
at Report That He May
Run for Governor .
James A. Harris, chairman of tho
republican state committee who con
ducted . tjio winning - rnmpnlnn In
Oklahoma for the mpuhllran ticket,
was In Tulsa Tuesday looking nfter
private business ond taming witu
party leaders, Mr. Hnrrls refused to
dlseusH tho report that he will bo a
candidate for tho republican guber
natorlal nomination two years henci-.
"Two years Is a long time," sild
the chairman with a smile.
"I regret," ho continued, 'that In
Home Instances tho team work Ih
hlud us did not permit us to over
come democratic majorities.
"Wo receive the news that Okln
ponm has gone into the republican
column with the full knowledgo such
success could not como to our stand
ard without aid from those of other
. "Uiiquestlonnbly thp people of this
state aro upposed to the Icuguo of
nations. Nothing could bo more
clear than that. In this they aro
In unison with nn overwhelming
majority of otlnr i,r. ns of theso
, 'It is ui'i'imnt Hi.! .' havH
i' iNTINt'l.H iv I'MIK sis'i;
i .Iiiiiii-m Harris,
Six-Foot Tarpon Breaks Harding's
Line After Hard, 45 -Minute Fight;
President-Elect Fails to Land One
Hy Tiir An., mint rrm
POINT l.-'AI!i:i Ti X . Noi. '.'
Pri sUIei.t-el t llarding went
tarpon fHbing li.ilaj oud allhimgn
his pilze catch got away after a
45 minute tussle he liked the
sport so well that he stayed out
from morning uui:i niKUiiuu.
It was tho breaking of a, trolley
line tnni.'led In the wreekogo of
an old wharf that lost him his
fight with th biggest fish ho ever
hud hooked, a tarpon described by
his companions as measuring
morn than six feel. The president-elect's
boat had pulled In
rinse to shore and thn sea gant
uns showing signs of giving up
when the linn uullt fastnnd
snapped In two. He had sev
eral other bites, but fiiinu liornn
empij handed, favored on the
first dny of his vacation by clear,
, HOUSE PRO
TO COMBAT REDS,
'Klower of Police on Duty
1 in Financial Section aa
Result of Threats.
GUARD MONEY KINGS
l'romiiienU-Men, us Well as
Subtreasury and Kx
cliaiine to be Watched.
Ni:V YOH1C, Nov. 0 Twenty-five
additional patrolmen, personally se
lected by Chief Inspector lihey, af
ter a eotiference wllh Pollen Com
missioner Ihirlghl lodav wero ills-
irlliute,! tliroughout, the financial
district to guiiiii financiers and fl
While fifrirla! nnnouneement was
lacking at pollen headquarters. It
was understood this action wnsj
nken hccnui of threats alleged to
have been made at recent seuret
iieetlngs of radicals. At thn same
ine. thu dclectlvii foreo In inn Wall
street district whs gieatly IlicreiiMud,
The additions force lias lonn
mule n permanent detail. Not only
111 lis members stand guard over
the mibtreasury, stock exchange and
milks and brokerage houses, but It
vl II keen a protecting eso on prom
nent Wall street ftguies and also
wntch messengers ns they carry mil
llomi In sacks through the streets.
No Parking of Volili lei.
Hlicclal Instructions Issifid "the
-iwnr of tho fnrco" to permit no
parking of veil Ic lis, served to recall
lin "death wagon" which figured so
rouilnently in the Wall street rx
iloslon lairt September hIhiii ne.nly
vo score persons ,were Killed and
r.O injured. It was in this wagon
hat a bomb was believed to have
No statement Was 'orthcotnlilg
m pnllco offlcnls as to whe her
'.hero wan any eonnetlloi. between
day's action and that tf last night,
hen a heavy dctnl. was sent to
Hard a Klfth venue np:ii ttnrnt
hinise In which live Mrs. IMHIi Vali
derbllt, Ullhu' Itoot it ml otli.-r piom
Inent families. Tills detail wns dis
patched on receipt of a bntrib-wnrfi-Ing
telephoned thn housu by no un
At the same time that the polle-1
action became known. Commission
er of Immigration Wallls at Hills
Island announced that he had re
reiyed infomintou from agents of
Vile Netheriand government that i
bolshevlst agitators are hemllng for
America, "attempting lo bribe mem
bers of crews to gain their admit
tance either as seamen or stow
aways. "It was upon such ndvlcei that I
Issued a new lull) for Inspection of
Incoming ships, requiring thn crows
to bo Inspected beforo thu pas
sengers," wild Mr. Wallls, who added
ho had learned radicals were mak
ing Itntterdarn their point of em
Commenting on llotlerdnm re
ports for the "final battle of com
munism In the United States" tho
' Word from Rotterdam that Inc
ome's nnd Trotzky's outfit In llus
a proposes to send an armyfTf 2D,
'00 holshttlst imsslnnailes '.o the
nited StHt.s dovetails n with
H"l';iH'UI'lll "I uuilllllllllinii. HlieililJ
tli.it the final battle In to be
(ought out In America.
Not PnsiiiK at linmlgi-anth.
I am fully uwrtre that the bulslie-
ia agitators who uie heading for
A in. ririi (In nut srek Hdinlsslon as
Immigrant aliens The prospect of
ulng put through the sieve on Kills
'sland and Inlni: utilized and
I searched by flie hoards of special
. 1 u I - Is not hrlgbl for them, so
l IV riM'Cli UN I'Ai.K MNIJ
Mr. Harding set for'b on the
xpi di'lon sh'Mtly after 0 o'cloek
this inoriiliiR At the Point Isa
In I life hiiv rig slallon tli ee mtlm
out, he wns tiansfei i ei frmn his
motor In u mil to u slfrf nnd went
to woik. The fight wllh the big
tarpon took place soon afterward
anil whuu It was over he decided
j to make a dn of it and sent thn
launch back to port to bring out
his luncheon. Previously tho
pri sldent-eleet had planned to
play n game of golf In tho after
noon at the llrownsilllo country
Mr. Harding's companions nil
thn fishing trip today wero V. U,
Soobey and It. II. C'teager, IiIh
hosts here, and Senators Hale of
Maine and KlKlns i.f West Vir
ginia. Hurry M. Daugherty. u
close personal adviser of the pres.
Ident-eloct, also Joined tho party
In the afternoon.
BE COMMITTEE CHARGE!
Gross Waste of Funds, PaddedPay Rolls,
Maladministration A m o n g
i Pfinnl-er Hpnson fiilenf
Hy THE A&SOCIATUD PRESS.
WASHINGTON. Nov. Corruption of employes and
officials of the shipping hoard emergency flcot corporation,
Kraft in purchaslm? supplies for and In repairing govern
ment owned merchant ships, and tho use of political or other
influence in obtaining contracts for ship construction onu tho
allocation of completed' vessels to operating companies, are
among the nut'.t; of charges made in n report Htibmitted to tho
lfinsn committee on shinning
Kisher and J. F. Richardson,
Chairman lienson of tho shipping board, rofused tonight to
discuss the report, declaring
. . 1 I . 1
nave to maKC woukj uc matio to mo nonso cumniiuuu wmun
is now constructing its investigation of the board's operation.
An Extensive Report.
The report was made public
tonight, hy a committee of
which Representative Walsh,
republican of Massachusetts,
is chairman. It. covers more
than 100 printed pages audi
deals exhaustively with many
phases of the shipping board
operations as observed by the
committeo'a Investigation over
a period of more than a year.
Prolin Not Complete.
Mr. Kisher. who formerly wns con
n or tod with thu federal traito com
mission, made a. survey for the
shipping board as to record keeping
system In tho officii -of the lum
ber administration, Mr, ltlehard-
son, for 20 years ii newspaper man.
whs employed for several years In
the board's department of Investi
gation. In presenting Ilia report,
Mr. Fisher exlilaliied that It wns de
signed to deal only with probUms
which, could be solved by thu ship
ping liViird Itself und "left untouch
ed" H general ubjecs In connec
tion with tho board's operations.
Among tlusu wero enumtrnted or
ganization of th board, technical
errors In thn construction program,
(lermiiu-Amerlcan deals, assumption
of tho diplomatic functions hi
board officials, enforcement of the
new met chant murine net nml ova
slons ot the telvctlvu service net.
(ird-s Waste of I'iiiiiIh I'oiind.
Taking up In detail seven general
phases of the board s activities, the
jeport charged grpsi ,wusto of gov
ernment funds, Improperly drawn
contracts which cost thn government
largo sums, und fnllurn of the va
rlomi divisions nf tho board to co
operate efficiently and Iho almost
complete falluro of some of tho di
visions to function properly.
Padding of payrolls by firms re
pairing shipping board vcsnols, own
ership by comjianles operating gov
ernment verbis of stock In com
panies furnishing supplies to thenfl
craft at prices unglng anywhero
from 10 to 80 per cent over whole
sale costs, wholesale theft of sup
plies and equipment from ships nnd
the loss of millions of dollars
through Improperly secured loans
iivido to contractors building gov
ernment vessels also were charged.
Tho Investlgnlnrs alleged that le
some cases the fleet rorpotaiiuu
loaned money to contractors and
accepted as security bonds issueu
I v iTimnniilcs Incorporated by the
rontrnclors "which bonds have since
been found to be worthless." Tho
charge also wns made Hint In many
nines shipbuilding ptsnlH with ma
terials, 'whlrh htc go-lig coilrerns
are turned tin-k to contractors as
wilvage propositions, and the con
tractors thus leap largo profits at
the expense of tho fleet corpora
tion. I.llsrty llorul Clrnft Charged.
Another allegation in the rcpnit
whs thin many of tho firms holilln"
i nnstrm lion . oniriutii Inaugurated
Liberty bond selling cnls.ides In
their plants and iharg'il to ship
iuiikiiiiciIi.1i in per cent of tho
money thus secured ns tho col foi
selling the bonds. It was further
hargi d that In some cases the fleet
nirporatlon authorized contractors
to take from "their appropriated
funds" sums lo tiurclinso Liberty
bonds nnd that subsequently In nome
cases these bonds-were sold or hy
pothecated tit a loss and the money
thus realUed used "for plant pur
poses." "They (the contractors) then put
In a claim against the United Suites
shipping board emergency fleet cor
poration for tho losses thus Incur
red," tho report declared.
(Itilng Into tho mutter of salvage
of shipbuilding plants, uncompleted
hulls nnd jnaterlal and stores, the
report alleged that It whs "asserted
hy persons In position to smw" that
the sal" o( the "million of dol.ar
worth of materia V ownd !. Up
fleet corporation hail nei'iil
more than 13 1-2 cems on the dol
lar nt a tlmo when the shipping
board at oiht-r pom's was pur hu-i
Ing tho sumo materials In the oi ci
CONTlNbtJU UN i'Auli I'WbltTJJliN
board operations by A. M.
former dmployes of the board.
that any statement ho might
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Mother Gives 50
Inches of Skin
For Girl's Back
After being cnmtiellrd to tie In
ert upon her stomach for almost
a year as tho result of torrlbU
burns received In thu kitchen of
tho homo of hvr puronts, Kath
arine Miller of Ardmore. 10 year
old duiighter uf Mr. And Mrs.'
W. II. Miller of thut elty, 1ms iniw
uergone it successful operation
for skin grafting nnd will be about
In thn near future, uccurdlng th
physicians whu havu churgo ot
the irtrl'u rMkii. i
Tho principal In tho case Was
tho mother of Kulhvrlna whu syb-
inibicii ii, inu ptumui orucai ui
Having 60 square inches of skin
taken from-her body and grafted
to that of her daughter. Mrs.
Miller with her husband has al
ready returned to Ardmoro and ly
J.lltle Katherlne became tho
victim nf accident December SI,
1019, Tor muny months tu child
suffered from her severu hums
about the back and lower limbs,
bring fprced to lie constantly upon
her stomach. Continued dootor
Ing fulled to heal thn wounds and
through tho Influence of Mr. and
Mrs, M. C'opel.ind of this city,
relatives, Knthnrlnn was removed
hern to a hospital for tho opera
tion. Slnco tho operation little Kath
erlnu has been steadily Improving
nnd )s expected to bn entirely re
covered within a short tlmo duo
lo 1 1 i willing sacrlflco of her
Dr. Harry D. M unlock of this
city was tho surgeon In attend
ance, Mercury Tablets Kill
U. S. Woman in London
LONDON, Nov. 9. following an
Inquest today over Mrs. Sarah Unlit
Wallace, U, of San Francisco, who
died of mercurial poisoning, tho
coroner's Jury announced that It. hud
been unnbh) to determine whether
Mrs. Wallace had taken tho mcrctlry
laldrts by accident or with suicidal
John Klrkup, ot Portland, Ortv.
testified ltd was engaged to marry
Mrs Wallace. Ho said ho waa living
ut tho same hotel where Sirs; Wal
lace wns living with her mother,
Mrs, Olive Jackson, lie testified hi
had In his possession medical tablets
for treatment nf the skin, but had
not missed nny.
USE PLANES IN IRISH RAID
l.nrse QiinntlllcH of Ammunition
Taken Oor hy the, lliitlsh
DUIILIN, Nov. 9. llotu airplanes
and IroopM wero employed by tho
llrltlsn military ntunnrities in wino
snread I aids in the iinntry district,
More than n dozen nrrests wero
mmiu ttctl large quantities of am
munton were helzed. Military offi
cials reported that stores of muni
tions wero found hidden under huy
HAS caiu.o" wi.Ni ori-.u.t,
Hi.m now nn at Jtnkin Mtulo slotn
I'ltAVlIU MKKTI.MJ lOMllllT.
New York Life
Farmer Sc Duran
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