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Post No. 24 is in receipt of the following
letters from Senators Dial
United State Senate,
August 12, 1922.
Mr. El'bert J. Dickert, Commander,
Newberry, S. C.
Dfir Mr. Dickert:
I have just received your letter of
August 8 with resolutions relative to
the Sawyer matter. Please let me assure
you that I have the interests of
the service men deeply at heart and
will always do whatever I can for
them at any time. I will give this
particular matter my very careful
Thanking you for your letter 1 am.
Yours very truly,
(Signed) N. B. Dial.
Washington. D. C.
August 12, 1922.
Mr. Elbert J. Dickert, Commander,
The American Legion,
Npw.Kprrv. S. C.
I have your letter of the 8th instant,
enclosing a copy of the resolutions
adopted by your post, relative
to the efforts of General Sawyer in
the matter of building hospitals. I
have read carefully and with much
interest what you have to say ar.d
will give the matter my attention. I
wish to thank you for calling this
matter to my attention. I am very
much in favor of the government
providing its own beds for every disabled
veteran. To place them ;n private
hospitals tends to commercialize
the attention they receive.
Yours very truly,
(Signed) E. D. Smith.
I predict that Brigadier General
Charles E. Sawyer will soon have a
ou'ol'oninfr -f "r?*> ro^llv W <5?Y>f*Pr?
II4-n Cl Ui^UH.b IX 4.V. - V ~ . I.
in his indictment of the public that
it is no longer concerned a bout the
welfare of the veterans of the World
war. General Sawyer in his reply to
Coionel Sprague's accusation that he
was obstructing the hospital buiklinrr
program took occasion to say: "A
year and a half ago when I came to
my office in Washington, there were
not minutes enough in the day to
give attention to the people who
were here sympathizing with the
In Detail Mer<
;toss sales of about SI,GO
ice to be fully protected,
: of rainfall as specified,
less of his income.
ie not only loses the profi
irry over, the goods grow
e he can protect himself a
urance that J. A. Bu
sw Insurance, but it i
World war veteran and wanting to do
something, special for him. Today
trte story Is very different. Few are
there indeed who have particular
Why this apparent unconcern for
the welfare of the disabled veteran?
Is it because the public has ?een ied
to 'believe the veteian is being properly
cared for? I wonder if General
propaganda has had anything to do
with this feeling? Has the publicbeen
informed that today nearly four
years after the armistice, over 8.000
disabled veterans are farmed out to
contract institutions 'because of the.
fact that there are no available beds
for these patien-s in government
owned hospitals? No! General Saw
yer, vcyj arc wrong when vo'u infer
that "Few there are indeed who have
particular concern.'" As soon as the
public is informed of the true status
of the veteran and vour attitude
toward the hospitalization proposition
you will hear from it, just as
you are hearing from the .American
Lesion tod:/ .
General Sawyer has filed his answer
to the public in the case of the
American Legion versus Sawyer, on
the. charge that Sawyer has obstructed
the hcsnital program for disabled
veterans. IL'S reply is a reiteration
of statistics about the present number
of hospitals, number of beds
"available ' st:it;r.cr that "thorp .ire
9i) government hospitals with a total
bed capaciy of 28.412 beds, 10,15*1 of
which are unoccupied.'' But he. absolutely
ignores and does not mention
in any way the fact clearly stated
in the same statistical report that
there were 8,0:1 patients in contract
hospitals. 4,")17 of whom are mental
and nervous cares and 2.774 of
whom are tubercular. Why? Doesn't
he want the public to know these
facts? These thousands of "available
beds are not avail;' le for the
thousands of veterans in contract
hospitals, almshouses, insane asylums
and the like. Dr. Sawyer knows
i x _ _ ? i : i i i i
tney are not avaiiame oui ne aoesn i
say so. He kpc-\vs that an empty bid
in a soldiers' home or a surgical
ward or a tuberculosis hospital is not
"available" for a neuro-psychialric
patient. They may sometimes be
put there. But I am sure that it is
r.ot the wish of the public. Colonel
Sprague gives the following incident :
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THE MERCHANT Ct
-0 he should carry not le
or he may carry more il
we pay the full amou.nl
ts from the day's busine
ing: old on his shelves. I
.gainst these losses.
rton, the Insurance !
them, or be glad
s also a very attract
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found the following1 situation: Three
men were hospitalized in one room,
one of them a mental.case, another
a general surgical case, and the
third suffering 'from tuberculosis.
The mental case escaped one nirht
and was recaptured, wandering about
the vicinity In his pajamas. He was
put back in the room and the next
nlif'it L-ill /i/J fVirt ipnt
with a chair, while the surgical patient
looked on helpless." Comment
on th:s incident would be superfluous.
General Sawyer says nothing as to
his long and earnest opposition to
"high-powered1' hospitals. Of the
details of his maneuvers to prevent
the building of such hospitals h;makes
no reply. However, his summary
of his position is the one enf*ghtcn:ng
feature of his answer:
"From this position I will not bo
forced, cajoled or sfcsmneded."
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l prcux;. L:WL w^cujti iuc nt.iv u >.
months General Sawyer is jroing t:>
be deluged with resolutions, and I
have a "hunch" that not all of them
will come from American Legion
pests. I am confident of the fict,
that the public does '"have particular
concern" about the welfare
of the "8.611 patients in contract
hospital?," iin?1 I believe that Gencr-.
al Sawyer will .be notified of this
Already resolutions have been
-TvAm 1/i/riAn nii^f ; "H l i
illi^ JI 11KJHI n;j;;v/i j/v.. w ^...w ...
pa: tmer.ts throughout the country.
But so far as we have been ible to
ascertain Post No. *24 holds the honor
cf being" the first post in South
Carolina to forward resolution-. By
the wax, request has come from ?
nartment hc-.id'.'Ur.iter.' that wc .ce to
i. that our resolution, or one similar
in nature, "is presented to the resolution
committee in Florence, for
adoption by the department.''
How* ver. the resolutions havt n:;i
been confine'; to the American Lesion.
i\!r<. '..Avc-li ! '. Iiobart, national
president of the auxiliary, in
a letter to Colonel ra.ru e . .ys:
''The women cf the Amern m Lezi:m
auxiliary, 1 GO.000 ^wor/s. are b;.:-k
of you in your demand that
I,' > i IfltlyC i n t ( '*!(' '*
Inu" w'th the hospital building j?rogram."
She ur>res Dr. Sawyer t > visit
the hospitals and see the conditions
personaliy. And expresses indignation
that he should assert that
few persons were now intpresto ? i:
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Vfan, is offering the i
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ive proposition for t!
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the disabled xeteran. She concludes
' 'the women hayp not forgotten, and
will rot forget,J1
Capt. Hami^on Cook, national
cc mm a inter of the Disabled Veteran*
of the 'vVorld--Wor,'has just issued, a
statement (ieclWv:nj that Brig. Gen.
Charles E. Snv/j'er's connection with
1 he gjvernmen''''hospita 1 ization program
for men yrounded and disabled
ii: tho World v^ir had been "meddle
some, troubie.seetfe, and void of any
benvncial results whatsoever."'
''The Disabled American Veterans
of the "World War want contract hospitals
absolutely eliminated and the
government to take charge wherever
disabled men are' undergoing treatra.
at," Capt. Cook stated.
Dr. John Taylor Halsey, dean of
the Tulane University Medical o/hoo:
and vic-e chairman of the sixth district
rehabilitation committee of the
legion has taken issue with ,GeneiaI
bawver on me question c: avaii:o:c
And ethers too numerous to mention
have taken 'advantage cf the opportunity
to enlighten the general <\s
to the true sta-ftis of public opinion
on the hospitalization que;iion.
F. J. Dickert.'chairman, Kai Kohn.
J. C. Crotweil. W. S. Matthews, K.
C. Floyd, Duane Livingstone and
John.B. Setzlei' v.*ill ivnresent t';e
post at thv Florence convention Aj"u.-t
23 and i'-i.
Hal Kohn has just received a supply
of legion buttons. If you don;t
have one get a button and wear it.
it i;- a ba< .re of honor. Only membo
j v'f tiv- legion can v ear one.
, John B. Set;:ier,
PRESIDENT ASKS ME/ 1URE
TO PREVENT COAL GGUGiNC
C'niv'? Ex'jcvtiv:.- Rccommends Federal
A^cr.cy to ~uy and Distribute
Washington. Aug. 18.?President
Harding lay * ni:ist!.l bef. r. tv.ijrvc.ss
the critic::! situation cviiii'o i hy
t."' tV ' v i'a . i l Ki
Appearing bo fore a joint session
congress, the presidentvafter reciting
tli. v rurt. c : I he a;: u:< ..si vat.
1.) briny pcuee to the c..?a! industry
ar i to me iransporianon sysu-nis,
iki-'li red that be was "revived to use
ill! -he power o*" the t;t vernm. :i* ir,
'a:: r:i it tran ;>o: t t: -n ar ' ?rstai:< ^
?$ 3k jQ (?. <*> "> -" ? * *
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most decidedly a good p
can not lose. In other w
le will, be such that the c
to him, while on the oth<
! most eases nearly as nju
;hirteen, in which case, if i
1;^ affect his Saturday bu
lany times the premium 1"
merchants of Newbei
t his office.
le live merchant and
wn?-r mil ) mifiwjM a .mm ?r.wiaii immtmm gwiaifii
. if| W
? ? ?. $ -3 . ? 9 < ? # ? @
the rierht of the men to work."
The president recommended "imjnedia:,e.provision
for a temporary
coal agency, which needed capital, to
purchase* sell and distribute coal
which is-carried into interstate shiprnent."
He said this "agency mi^ht net be
needed", ;cai would "be. the instrumentality
for guarding the public in teiTst
y&ere pr.vate conscience is insensible
to' a public need."
i In addition to asking for federal
cor.i agency to .purchase fuel for
interstate shipments, the e:<c:cutfve
raise recucsleu authority to create a
coal commission to invest i;*ite me
Yvhole industry and. with authority
":o icveui every phase oi'.eosi production.
sale and distribution."
The need for such a - e.e-vhing na-'
titfnal investigation is ini))erat!\\. the '?
president s.e:d, if another coai st;ike
next Apvil is to bo avoided."
Tiie r..iirc:ul labor board, Mr.
Harding' said, should be given j> ,wer
to enforce its decrees against both
eeoitai and labor but he did not ask
for rev"; ion cf the law at the present
time, saying such action' would not
i>e nelplui *:n tne present tnrearenea .
r r:J; - s ol' transportation."
Harding, after iv*vi-::r.g to det&r
ior&tion of railroad equipment. loss-;
es to shippers, and strike violences,
ciue to inability of the railroad labor
board to enforce its decre.es, said it:
was not his thought "to ask congress
io uv:i! with . 11 es fundamenta 1 pro b:c.:
? ;v iiily iin.c. Xo ha??ty action ,
wo is h! ^ ^nti-bute to the solution of
the present cri. 'cal situation," the ,
pre;;.lent continued. 4"The-re is exist
i::;r L'vr by v:h:<. li to settle the pre(ii.-pu-.r
. There are statuu?ci?
iddin^.conspiracy io hinder in- '
v.- l: i\- . T ii e re a re 1 a v.*s 1
lo uriv.iv the hljrhest possible safety
-.0 railway service.
"It is my purpose to invoke these
iaws. civ:, ar.d criminal against all
ui'ci: !ers ail':c.v
A: omphalic declaration of disap-;
provui ajr::ins; the apparc.r. move On
the part of some dasses of industry 1
te he i-.j ?:- ui.-ioiis was
made by the president. _ He asserted *"
thai it was in the public interest t
a:.' refit : y the ?00?i in
labor unions. ,
Mr. Hardin;? bitter!y denounce
"the butchery .:t Hyrrhi, 111., and other
outbreaks of violence.
"We most reassert," he said, "the .
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reposition for the merch;
ords, if it is a clear day
ost of this insurance will
i i ua :x ^_
3i' nariu, u 1 trams uii uiie
ch, or more than he pays
he did not have the ins
siness, while with this f
*ry, and he will call
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insures him a good <
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, _ .. T.sr fc^_'.: -rrj . -- .- -w^r'r- xrr.-.. rcaxarsUA.:~jauXX
doctrine that In this republic the iir~t
obligation and the first allegiance of
every citizen, high or 3ov;, .:s to his
government, and to hold'thit^overnm-nt
to be the just and unchallenged
sponsor for public Welfare, and
the liberty, security, and rights oi ail
its citizens, .-to niatser.-waat--etouds
may gather, no matter what storing
may enf-ue^ no matter what hardships;
may attend cr what sacrifice may bp
necessary government by law mast j
and will be sustained." i
Mr. Harding' ask d t'no speedy
enactment of a law giving the Inderal
government power to deal with sit
nations like that at Herri?!, Illinois.'
lie asked passage of a pending bill
"for the 'better pro: .'-tlon of the.
aliens and for the enforcement of
Laeir treaty ngnts.
"My renewal ol" tis oft made recommendation,"
said Mr. Harding, "is
impelled by a pitiable sense of impotence
t<> deal with the shocking
crime at Herrin, 111., which so recently
shamed and horrified the country.
In liiat butchery of human beings.
wrought in madness, i* is alleged that
two aliens were- murdered. Tills act
adds to the outraged sense of American
justice, the humiliation which
i.es in the federal government's confessed
lack of authority to punish
that unutterable crime."
T'uruing to the coal situation the
'"The simple but significant truth
is that, except for such coal as copies
fr6m th districts workpdf by nonorganized
miners, the country is at
the mercy of the united mine workers."
New York, Aug. IS.?The strike
A railroad shopcraf; unions will be
. . n: r. r< - j? ,
sectiea nere, warren c. stone ox sne
Brotherhood of 'Locomotive Ln^inL'ors
declared tod \y as the committee
3t ;ive rail brotherhoods finishes sevii'.I
. informal ..conferences i.-efore
r., ting the rail executive.
' The- strike rrrast be settled.'' he
:or..ir.iu-d, uand it must be settled
ht. her:- at those meetings. Cv*r?di:?on.<
over the country pieman-i that
x sett; em ens be marie .at once and
i\v are opi.-mis.c that it can be done
oon. The five brotherirbods are rea:'y
to CD anything possible to bring"!
mvKtnt eon^itions to an end."
Washington. Aug. 18.-?Unless J
: " " vrh. li;>111* developments ^
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inch, it Kams. ?
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ant since he prac-, ~
every Saturday ~
make little cliff- a
Saturday he col- ? |
premium'for the J
iirance, it would ::
>rotection he col
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to explain it to *
day rain or shine. ?
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arose President Harding's message
dealing with the-rail and fcoal situ- '/' ]
ation was expected to be presented ^ggj
to congress early this afternoon.;
The message :v-?s Concluded late y?s- ^
t'erclay and sent to the public .printer "
last night* but as the-chief executive -J
still was uncertain of his course when '' j
the house adjourned' no arrange- % p|
ments were made to meet earlier .
thr.n the usual hour of 12 tVclock. - ??
It has been understood yesterday V'
that the president would delay send" .
in? his message pending outcome of
the rail strike conference in New York
but last night it was said he i - If
concluded he should no longer delay
in presenting facts as to the industri- 1|
al situation to congress and the :;'r
r-nnnrrv vpo-nrHlpcsr'ftf--t.lip pr>rrfprpm;p >" 'i
now in progress. That he in reading ./: /?
his message would, "make some rec- i%
ommendations" became known Jast ._.f
night bat there was no indication as y|
to their nature.
Those m close touch with the
Whi:e House were ^aid to believe the
message would, suggest the need of
leg:.- lation for controlling coal distribution
and prices .but that no &e- ' ,||
ticn in the rail situation .would bd;
suggested. It would,; however,
sure congress and the country that *?
the government intends to do every- *)||
thing within its power for the main- M|
tenance of rail transportation.
Though eariy resumption of ecal '-&A
mining in the br.unainous fields and ^
v. svHCiemenT: o.s ne aiunracne ??
strike as i result of the negotiations
now go ins? on ;'i Pni-aceiphia sre 'f$&
looked tfj by a-J in'.nwtrat* jn c-fiicials
as precluding a serious fuel shortage r '.*"%
this winter ic vv;?s ;v." "m! irat
there will, be soir.c-*ii'iictt:t' 1 r'M
ting the supply ;./o; * * y distributed
and to prevent profuvonr*.::. it was
for that reason . . a said t'.:e i
::lcnt decided 10 ?.oint out to o^gr&s ' ^
r':.- need '*or !ej;; t(. strer-gchen
he present control system. .
;v that congress has refused to
let Henry Ford' develop Muscle
Shoals let congress go ahead and do
it. The ^ountry won't like a dog-inthe-manger
spirit. , , :
It is s:<id that tobacco smoke kills
ga inland that there are germs in. M
kisses. ?0, Johnni-e, if your girl '
smokes, it would seem to be safe bet
'11 ' her ki^s^s ;>r#* ?.*?* ^rom cremis,
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