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L. XLI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1921
gLWAY MEN'S WAGES
TO BE GREATLY REDUCED
New Scales of aPy Are Announced
for Practicallr All Railroad
QOST OF LIVING
$stimated That Four Hundred Million
Dollars Will Be Slashed
From Labor ' 'l.
Chicagg, May 31,-An estimated
,our hundred million dollars will' be
qlashed from the nation's railwsy
wage bill when an order cutting wages
an ayerage of 12 per cent, to be hand
ed down-tomorrow by the United Sta
fps Railroad Labor Board, becomes of
.$ectiye July 2,. The order affects mem.
err of thirty-one labor organizations,
eniloyed on 104 railroads.
4' While the decrease is specifleally vp
plie4 only to the roads whose cases
thave been heard by the board, the
decisijon says it may later be applied
to any other- road asking a' hearing
ander - the provisions of the Esch
Cummins transportat.ion act.
* Percentages of reductions computed
by members of the - board gave the
averago of'.1.2 -per cent, -and the same
.sqree estimated the annual reduction
,in wages at,'approximately $400,000,
The decision grants reductions vary
ing from five to thirteen cents an
,hour, 6i- from 5 to 18 per cent, and in
the case of section laborers completely
wipes out the increase granted that
class of employes b ythe $600,000,000
wage award of July 20, 1920. For sec
tion men the reduction was approx
himately 18 per cent. Switchmen and
Cshop crafts were given -n 9 per cent
reduction, while the train service men
were cut approximately 7 per cent
Car repairers were cut about 10 per
Common Labor Light
Common labor, over which the rail
roads made their hardest fight, is to
be reduced six to eight and one-half
cents an hour, cutting freight truck
ers' average monthly wages to $97.10
and track laborers to $77.11. This new
schedule gives section men an aver
age daily wage of $3.02 for an eight
hour day, although considerable testi
mony offered by the roads, particular
ly in the South. showed common labor
.wages as lo- . $1.50 for a ten-hour
Shop craft employes and train en
gine service men except those in pas
senger service, are reduced eight
cents an hour. Construction and sec
tion foremen are reduced ten cents an
Passenger and freight engineers
who were given increases of ten and
thirteen cents an hour by the 1920
award are to be cut six and eight
cents an hour respectively. Passenger
and freight conductors, who received
increases of twelve and one-half cents
in 1920, are cut seven and one-half
and eight cents, respectively, by the
Train dispatchers and yardmasters
whose monthly earnings at present
average $260 to $270, are cut eight
cents an hour.
The smallest reduction will apply- to
office boys and other employes under
eighteen yearn of age, who will receive
five cents an hour less after July 1.
Clerks Are Cut )own
Clerks are reclassified so that enter
ing clerks, usually men and wom'en of
eighteen to twenty years of age, will
receive a monthly nalary of $67.50 for
the first six months and $77.50 for the
second six months of service. Clerks
with - less than one year's experience
now receive $120.
A new monthly schedule for floating
eqluipment employes on ferries, tugs
and steam lighters gives captains $200
engineers $190, firemen and oilers $140
On lighters and barges captains will
receive $120 to $150, engineers $140 to
$160 and mates $100.
The decision tomiorrowv will say that
since the 1920 wage awardl 'there has
been a dlecrease in the eost of living"~
and "the scale of wvages for similar
kinds of work in other industries has
in general been decreased." These twvo
points were the chief contentions of
the railroad before the board. Testi
nmony was offered in the hearing which
began April 18, and ended May 16, to
winter slump in business, railroad
managements have been clamoring for
several months for lower wvages, arnd
the dicision tomorrow will mark the
show reductions of 20 to 50 per cent
in the cost of food and clothing. Va
rying reductions in wages, mostly for
common labor were also cited by the
carriers. "Trite boardl believes," the
decision says, "that based on the ele
ments showvn, the decreases fixed are
dustified and requiredl."
Whatever may be said as to the ori
gin or contributing causes, there has
been, and is, marked dlepression in
industry, affecting the entire country
and some lines of production most se
riously, the board says. "As a result
heavy financial losses have been suf
fered and many hundred of thou
sands thrown out of employment and
deprived of all wanges, and this loss or
purchasing power by them has acce
orated the general dlepression by re
ducing the demand for the products
they would otherwise have purchased.
While it has been argued that the fall
in prices has not reached to any large
extent the consumer, it has, without
question, most disastrously reached
and affected the producers, especially
sonmc lines of manufacture and the ag
TO BE OBSERVED
Marion, M.ay 31.-Tiie case of Mr.
Lizzie Jones, charged with the poi
soning of her husband, was postponed
today until the fall term of court in
order that she might be placed under
observation at the South Carolina
State hospital Dr. James E. Boone;
alienist from Columbia, made a cur
sory examination of Mrs. Jones yes
terday and was .of the opinion that
,she was mentally deficient but did
not care to make a final diagnosis
until he could make an'extended ob
.servation of her case.
Mrs. Jones complains of lengthy
snells of sleeplessness an - densuing
physical exhaustion. - She states that
:for week" at a time she is affected
'this way and that prior to the death
,of her husband she had these spells.
Her emotional tone has been low, , it
is said, and she has looked upon her
coming trial almost with indifference
She has not seemed to lie depressed
over the possible outcome of her trial
and often appeared in a happy frame
Sheriff J. V. Rowell states that
.Mrs. Jones will be taken to Colum
bia either tomorrow or the next (lay.
Papers for her transfer are being
Jim Ammons, alleged to have given
Mrs. Jones the strychnine, with which
to poison her husband and to have
incited her to administer the - dose
was also not brought to trial today
He is held under $2,500 bail.
At the time of the alleged killing
of her husband, Mrs. Jones admitted
without hesitancy the administering
of the poison. Physicians of this city
Ore divided in opinion as to her san
Paris, May 31 (By the Associated
Press).-The senate today voted con
fidence in Premier Briand in connec
tion with the reparadtons settlement.
The vote Was 277 to 8.
The question of confidence arose
during the discussion of the budget
expense recoverable from Germany.
The Radical Socialist, M. Hery, pre
sented a motion that the decisions
taken at the London conference be
referred to the finance and foreign
committees. He not only objected to
France foregoing a balnce of 12,
000,000 marks on May 1, but also to
France's acceptance of a 5 Oper cent.
reduction in her claims.
. Briand, in asking for a vote of
confidence, said he would not be the
one to adopt a policy which disre
garded the agreement the allies had
reached at London and which sought
to obtain from Germanty a greater
amount than the reparations commis
sion had awarded. If the Ruhr were
occupied in ap attempt to collect more
from Germany, the premier declared,
France must be called to arms, and
he would not be the one to do it.
"Suppose such a policy were ac
cepted," he said, "then there would
no longer exist either treaty nor
reparations commission and the en
tire world would utter a cry of
The American Legion of Summer
ton and Manning played an interest
ing game of ball here last Wednes
day, and again on Monday the same
teams played in Summerton. Mann
ing Wvon both games. The first by a
score of 11 to 10, and the second 10
BOLL EEVIL PICTURES TO BE
SHOWN HERE AND SUMMERTON
At four o'clock in the afternoon on
Monday, .June 13th, Mr. J. O. Traylor,
of the D~elta Laboratory., Tallulah, La.,
will showv his moving picture, "Good
Bye Boll Weevil," at the Manning
Moving Picture Theatre. Besides
showing this film, Mr. Taylor, who is
an old cotton planter but is now with
the U. S. Depatrtment of Agriculture
will make an address on "Cotton Cul
ture Under Boll Weevil Conditions."
Prof. A. F. Conradi, State Entomolo
gist, and one of the South's leading
authorities on the boll weevil also
plans to b~e wvith us at that time as
wvill Mr. Anderson, Extension Entomo..
.This film will have to do largely
with the calcium ars;-nate method of
poisoning the boll weevil, and will
show the various methods of using
,the poison andl the results obtained.
'l'his is a gover'nment picture and as
Mr. Hlanks, proprietor of the Moving
Picture theatre, lhds kindly granted
us use of the theatre there will bQ no
.Right at this time when we are fac
ing our first critical year with the
boll weevil I feel that it is quite a
privilege for our people to he able to
see this picture andl to hear the talks
on the boll weevil by these noted au
We are expecting an overflow
crowdl for this show as the people
generally are manifesting much eager
ness to get all the p)ossible informa
tion onl thiis vital problem of our pre
sent (lay agriculture.
This picture shows tae dlifferent
type)s of machines used for applying
the poison and should be of interest
to hardware .merchants, bankers and
business men in general as well as to
The same program will be carried
out in the High School Auditorium at
Stimmerton the night of the 13th be
ginning ahout 8:30 p. m.
W. R ry oumny Ag..
Reduction 'in Cotton acreage 1921,
30.73 per cent.
Reduction use commercial fertiliz
ers, 51.17 per cent.
Abandoned acreage after planting
1921, 4.95 per cent.
Total acreage planted 1921r-24,563,
486 acres. Based upon 1920 yield in
dicates a crop of 9,142,098 bales.
Deducting 12 per cent additional
for reduction 51.17 per cent in use and
grade of commercial fertilizers for
1921, will indicate a production of
Allowing a deduction of 42.73 per
cent account acreage reduction and
commercial fertilizers and adding
4.05 per cent for abanloned acreage
after planting in 1921, making a to
tal of 47.68 per cent, the production
for this year based upon 1920 yield
would be 6,905.075 bales.
With acreage reduction 30.73 per
cent and 12 per cent deducted account
commercial fertilizers making a total
of 42.73 applied to the last five years
average production of 11,808,389
bales, the estimated yield for 1921
would be 6,762,664 bales.
The abandonment of cotton acreage
planted to (late will be very material
Iy increased due to bad stands and fin
ancial inability to cultivate the crop.
MAN AND WIFE SLAIN
Salisbury, N. C., May 31.-With a
bullet hole through the head of each,
the dead bodies of John Wright Da
vis, bookkeeper in a local bank, and
his wife, were discovered on a bed in
their home here late today, the hand
of the husband still gripping a 38
In the opinion of Solicitor Hayden
Clement, who was a neighbor of the
Davises, and other officers, who in
vestigated the premiaes, the double
tragedy occurred Monday afternoon.
The officers prbnounced it a case of
homicide and suicide and announced
that they deemed an inquest unnec
essary. The officers, after investiga
tion expressed the opinion that Da
vis shot his wife and then himself
during a period of insanity brought
Pbout, by worry over Mrs. Davis' in
creasing poor health. No othel- mo
tive was suggested by the officers.
DUBROW'S BIG SALE
When the store doors at 11. D. Du
brow's were opened this morning the
people of this section were on hand
in large numbers to take advantage
of the big bargains that were being
offered. This condition existed all (lay
I ing, and we ,ave no doubt that this
was one of the biggest days that
any sale ever had in Manning. Mr.
Dubrow is inaugurating many new!
ideas in this sale and it will pay our
people to take advantage of it.
MISS HIAMNIER ENTERTAINS
Last Thursday evening Miss' Mary
Hamner entertained the younger set
of High School giIs and boys at a
theatre party. The guests, who num
bered forty-two met at the home of
Miss Hamner an(d as they arrived they
were served with punch. The home
was decorated very prettily with yel
low daisies and the punch howl was
banked with these daisies. When all
the guests had arrived Mrs. Hamner
helped her daughter to pass around,
two plates, which were filled with the
pictures of movie actors and actresses
cut in different shapes. One plate was
for the boys, the other for the girls.
When these had been passed the boys
and girls matched them and those
having part of the same picture were
partners to the theatre. After hav
ing enjtyed the picture of "Polly
anna" in wvhich Mary Pickford was
starred, the guests were invited to the
cafe wvhere a lovely ice course was
served. T1he color scheme used in the
(decoration of the Cafe was blue and
gold. Blue and gold ribbon extendeda~
from the chandleliers to the corners of
the tables and large bowls of yellow
(daisies tied with blue rib~bon were the
center- piece of each table. While at
the Cafe a contest was held and the
guests were asked to write all the
"movie stars" they could think of.
T1he couples winning were Hugh Or
yin and Snrah Lesesne who were pre
sented with tickets to the theatre and
Connor Wells and Leona Rigby who
wvon the booby prize, this being a pic.
ture of Mary Pickford.
The guests enjoying this lovely oc
casion were Miss Rosalie Plowden and
Mr. Buster Nimmeir, Miss Virginia
Coffey antd Mr. Connor- Wells, Miss
Lula Rigby and Mr. Robert D~uRant,
Sara Lesebne and Mr-. Charlie Davin,
Miss Cecil Clark and Mr. Ike Bagnal,
Miss Isabelle Plowden aiid Mr. Willie
Bradley, Miss Estelle Wilson and Mr.
Jake Wilson, Miss Mary Sue Wilson
and Mr. Alston Davis, Miss Mary Lou
Bradlley and Mr. Moultrie Bagnal,
Miss Leona Rigby and Mr. Jessie G.
Hfuggina, Miss Mary Johnson and Mr.
Laurens Wilson, Miss Louise McEI
veen and Mr. Lucius Ileriott, Miss
Ruth Dickson and Mr. William Rich
prdson, Miss Hanttie Breedin and Mr-.
Clayton Luce, Miss Lily Emma Sprott
andl Mr. Samuel Rigby, Miss Gertrude
Gee and Mr. Charles Wilson, Miss
Francis Brown and Mr. Nevelee
Sprott, Miss Francis Dickson and Mr.
Jack Gerald, Miss T1helma Endon and
Mr. Hugh Or-vin, Miss Shuler- and( Mr.
Philhps and the young hostess, Miss
Marny Hlamnet'. The chaperones were
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. JHamneri and( Mr-s.
W[L[AR[ MAN VISITS
JAIL AND CHAIN. GANG
REPORT OF VISIT TO THE
COUNTY CHAIN GANG
Made May 19th, 1921, By Assistant
Except for poor disposal of sewage
the Clarendon County chain gang is in
as good condition as it was last year,
when it was ranked as fourteenth
amohg the counties of the state. Last
year the soil buckets -were emptied in
to a pit and covered with earth every
day, but this year almost no sanitary
precautions are taken and the refuse
is emptied on the ground near the
house in which the chain gang was
Act 352, Acts.of 1914, requires that
prisoners with good behavior shall
have one tenth of the sentence deduct
ed as a reward for their conduct.
Clarendon is one of the six counties in
the state that fail to 1serve fully the
provisions of this &s, in spite of the
fact that the act states the penalty
for non-performance shall be impri
sonment for not less than thirty days
or a fine of not less than one hundred
Some of the other improvements
needed at this camp are: the giving
of fresh vegetables occasionally to add
variety to the bill of fare; the aboli
tion of the disgusting habit of allow
ing more than onn man to wash in one
tub of water; the purchase of more
bedding and the more frequent wash
ing of that now in use.
State Board of Public Welfare.
REPORT OF VISIT TO THE
CLARENDON COUNTY JAIL
Made May 19th, 1921, By Assistant
The sleeping arrangements at the
Clarendon county jail are most un
satisfactory. Fourteen men are now
supposed to sleep upon four small
cots in a cell block only about 7'x15'
x 22'. Not a single mattress was in
evidence and but a few blankets. One
man stated that he had to sleep on the
floor with another prisoner and that
the two Pf them had only one blanket
for both bedding and covering.
The only bath tub for the use of the
prisoners has a hole in it and cannot
be used without floodinr the cell and
and leaking into the ja r's quarters
below. Consequently nor. of the men
r.ow confined have had a bath since
they were committed. At the time of
this visit one prisoner had not bathed
in seven weeks.
These conditions mean that any per
son sent to this jail will suffer more
severely before he is convicted than
he will in the same length of time up
on the chain gang or in the state
penitentiary. In the sight of the law
a man is presumed innocent until he
is proven guilty. The Clarendon jail
shoulj be made a place where an in
nocent man can be confined without
endangering his health and possibly
State Board of Public Welfare.
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LOCAL dAPPENINGS Of
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 5, 1901
Died, last Monday night, an infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lee.
Mrs. Baker laynesworth of Flor
ence is visiting her mother, Mrs. L. E.
We are informed that Council wvill
soon be askedl to put in force a
measure to plrevenit dogs from running
at large on the streets.
Dr. J. T1. Stukes, .Jr., one of the
recent gradluates of the South Caro
lina Medical College left Manning
last Thursday for Florida.
Rev. .J. D). Huggins, pastor of the
Paxville Baiptist church, preached the
a nnual ser'mon to the Welch Neck
HIigh School at Hartsville last Sun
The Sumter Bartlette Street Bap
tist church was dledicated last Sunday.
Rev. J1. O. G;ough of the Manning Bap
tist church preachedl the 'dedication
There is considlerable opposition
the passage of the anti-Hog ordinance
which the Council has been asked to
pass. The opposition comes from hog
Miss Lucile Barron, State Librarian,
on account of the work going on in the
State HIouse interfering with her of
fice, has conme home to spend this
week. Everybody is glad to see Miss
We note with lelasure that Miss
Lillian Louise Hlarvin of this town
graduates in stenograp~hy andl typeC
writing at the Presbyterian Coillg
for Women of ColumbDia. eg
School Closing---The Moses Levi
MemorIal Institute has closed for this
session. The gradluating class con
sisting of Misses Ethel 11eI, Sara
Hlarvin, Pet Wilson and Sudie Davis
and Messrs. J. K. Breedin and Milton
Weinberg. The special course stu
(dents who received certificates were
Misses MWargie Appelt and Lou
MISS DUNCAN HONOREE
OF BRIDGE PARTY
Mis. T. M. Mouzon entertained in
honor of Miss Marguerite Duncan of
Charleston, opn Tuesday afternoon, at
a lovely 'Bridge party. The rooms
were decorated profusely in all kinds
of Spring flowers,' pot plants and
ferns. The tables, numbering three,
were marked with flowers instead of
numbers and on them were dishes fill
ed with bon bons.
The prize, a box of stationary, was
won by Mrs. Leon Weinberg and the
consolation was won by Mrs. W. R.
Gray. The honoree, Miss Duncan, was
presented with a bottle of French ex
At the close of the afternoon, Mrs.
Mouzon served her guests with a love
ly salad course and and iced punch.
Her guests included: Mesdames A.
C. Bradhani, G. W. Williams, W. R.
Gray, Leon Weinberg, J. A. Wein
berg, J. A. Cole, J. HI. Orvin, E. S.
Ervin, C. B. Geiger and Misses Mar
guerite Duncan, Irma Weinberg, and
Corinne Barfield and the hostess Mrs.
T. M. Mouzon.
CAMP FIRE GIRLS ON CAMP
The Camp Fire Girls left Saturday
to "make camp" at Tindals Pond,
about six miles out, for about a week
or ten (lays. They are under the pro
tection of their guardians, Miss Shuler
and Miss -Mamie Johnson. Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Sprott spent Saturday
night with them and Rev. and Mrs.
.1. A. Easley will go out for a few days
this week. On Sunday morning the
girls held Sunday School and on Sun
day afternoon the parents of the girls
were asked to come out and see the
camp. On Friday evening the girls
will hold a "Ceremonial" and their
parents and one boy friend of each
girl are invited to be present.
The members of the camp are
Misses Virginia Coffey, Lula Rigby,
Sarah Lesesne, Cecil Clark, Mary Sue
Wilson, Mary Lou Bradley, Leona
Rigby, Ruth Dickson, Lily Emma
S rott, Gertrude Gee, Francis Brown,
rancis Dickson, Mary Hamner,
Gladys Eadon, Elizabeth Sprott, Eli
zabeth Richardson, Mildred Smith,
Sarah and Corinne McKelvey.
MRS. JAMES REAVES SPOKE
AT AUXILIARY MEETING
Mrs. James Reaves, of Sardinia, who
has lately returned from a. visit to
her son, ilenry Reaves who is a mis
sionary in China, gave a veny inter
esting talk at the meeting qf the
Ladies Auxiliary of the Presbyterian
church last Saturday afternoon.
An announcement of interest here
was seen in Monday's issue of "The
State"-The announcement read:
Edgefield, May 29--Mrs. Catherine
Warren DeLoach announces the en
gagement of her daughter, Ruth, to
Frank Howell Huggins of Manning.
Their marriage will take place Wed
nesday, June 8th, at the home of the
bride's mother in Edgefield.
Mr. Huggins is a popular employee
of J. H1. Rigby's store in Manning.
Arrangements are being perfecte(l
for the meeting on June 10th in the in
terest of the Clarendon County I s..
pital. It. is hoped that a large rep
resentative crowd will be present to
hear the speakers an( assist in the
PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES
BY THE COUNTY NURSE
Mothers do not tor tuire your baibies~
with heavy clothing t his hot weather.
Tfhe cooler your baby is kept the bet
ter it is for him and the less liable he
is t o have summer complaint. Two
garmenk of very thin material are
sufleient-a slip and napkin.
The baby con ference at Tu rbevi lle
last Wednesday was slen'ldid. While
there wvere iiot as many babies as they
had hoped toi have, still the interest
was great and~ because of the smaller.
number, Miss Moore was able to give
each mother individual instruction ill
the care of her baby. Th'is~ is some
thing that every mother appreciates.
All were intere~stedl in the exhibit
which included the proper and im
proper kinds of food1 for children as
wvell as for th(e family, the kind of
toys to use for babies, and baby kil
lors---tea and1( coffee, coca-cola, pare
goric, peanuts, bananas, candy, pick
les and pacifiers. T'he play pen which
tihe boy scoiuts of Summerton made
was also shown, andl a home madec
Ki<.dy Koop. The committee was un
tiring in their wvork andl the nurse
again wishes to thank her chairman
and his helpers for their faithfulness.
A similar conference is being plan
n~ed at Gable JTune 3rd. Thesei confer
ences require a great dleal oif wvork on
the pairt of thle nurse and~ her conm
mittee. Every home inl tile commun
ity where there aire chld~ren is visitedl,
andl the aim of the conference explain
ed, the tinme and day for the confer
ence, and if there are any who have
no way of transportation, some mem
ber of the committee providles a way.
It takes a week of hlard work to get
readly for one of theCse conferences anid
Miss. Moore andir herl commlittee are
more thlan anxious for every family
in thle community to have the benefit
of a free examination of the young
children unIo are under school age.
If there is any community which
would like to hold a conference, thle
nurse will be glad to hlave information
to that effect.
Negro Fari Boss Sentencced to
TO SERVE LIFE TERM
Defendant Again Tells His Story of
Killing Negroes on Williams'
Covington Ga., May, 31.-Clyde
Manning, negro farm boss for John S.
Williamps, was convicted of murder
in superior court here late today and
sentenced to life imprisonment-the
same sentence passed upon Williams
when he was convicted here a short
time ago, Manning had testified hi
aided Williams in killing negro farmi
hands to halt, a peonage investigation
but claimed he acted in fear of his
The jury was out 35 minutes and
then returned the same verdict as
that of the Williams jury-murder
with recommendation for mercy,
which automatically carried a life
term. ,E. Marvin Underwood, em
ployed by a group of Georgians to
represent Manning, made a motion.
for a new trial and Judge John B.
Hutcheson fixed the hearing for -July
30 at Decatur. Williams also is seek
ing a new trial.
Manning was tried on the specific
charge of the murder of Lindsey Pe
terson, of whose murder Williams
was convicted and today he cally
recited the story he told at the Wil
liams trial, claiming he had another
negro kiled 11 farm hands on Wil
hams' orders. Later Manning claims
to have slain the other negro. Pe
terson and two other negroes were
alleged to have been brought into
this county at night from the Jas
per county farm and drowned.
Under Georgia law Manning could
not have been held accountable had
he been able to convice the jury he
killed the men through fear for his
own life and the defense based its
case on this while the state sought
to show the negro was "a willing
CLASH IN TULSA
Tulsa, Okla., May S1.-One negro
was killed and -two whites and three
negroes wounded in a race trouble
here tonight, when a score or more
white persons armed, clasde with
about 20. armed negroes, who gather
ed in the vicinity of the court house
after a negro had been arrested, for
an alleged attack or a white girl.
Scattered firing continued at midmight
while the body of the (lead negro still
lay in the street.
Shortly befgore midnight a crowd
of white men estimated at from 500
to 1,000 marched through the business
section here, some of the men saying
they were on their way to the negro
The first company of national
guardsmen on the streets was greeted
with loud cheers from crowds along
FIRE DIAMAGES SHIP
Hloboken, N., J., May 31.-A small
fire of undetermined origin tonight
slightly damaged the steamship
George, which twice carried former
President Wilson to France and back.
The steamer is in dry (lock here un
dergoing repairs. The blaze, which
broke out on the hurricane deck was
extinguishied less than an hour after
its discovery. Dry dock officials said
the damage could be repaired within
%I A II N STRIK( E STILl IN FORCE
WVash ing toni, May 31.-Demands of
the martine engineers for a clause in
the propiosedl agreement with the
shipping hoard providing for the re
instate(ment of the men who left
their ships du ring the marne wage
conitroversy3 proven ted a settlement
of the shipping strike today, Secre
tary D~avis announicedl after a series
of conferences with both parties.
Later he v'isited the White hlouse but
no statement was muade concerning
his discussion with the president.
The secretary will c'onfer wvith the
(engineers alga in tomorirow, it was an
nouncedi, but ton ighit he said he felt
that he had exhausted every means
of setting the dispute and unless the
pr1esenlt tent ative agreement was
signed, lie would dlevote no more time
to the matter.
Under the terms of the agreement
already approved by Chairman Blea
son of the shipping btoard and saidl
by3 labor department oflicials to have
been ratified in a referendlum Sunday
by union locals, the matter of rein..
statement was to be left to an un
derstanding that each would be set
tled ini fairness to all p~arties con
Sec retary D~av is conferred wvith
both the engineers and shipping
boar'd officials~ today and also kept in
touch by telephone with the Ameri
enn Ship Owners associat ion, who
wore in session in New York. i~e
later announced that the association
would lhe in session again tomorrow
and that there was yet a chance of
their agreeing to the proposed terms.
In such an event, he added ,thle agree
me'nt would in his opinion yet be
signedl by all parties.
M r. aand M rs. JT. 11. Can tev and ch il
dren left last Friday for Mullins, S.
C., to visit Mrs. Cantey's parents, Rev.
and Mr's. G. TI. Watson, Mr. Cantey
spent the wveek-end but Mrs. Cantey
and children will stay for several