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THE EVENINfi MISSOURIAX, THUItSDAY, DECEMBER , 1917.
POSTAL MEN'S UNION
Burleson Asks Congress to
Repeal Law Permitting
Them to Organize.
Report Shows Largest Sur
plus in Department's His
tory Savings Grow.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. C Postmaster
tieneral Ilurleson. in ins annual re
port, submitted to Congress today, de
clares organizations of postal employ
, .,m mnidlv hecominc a menace to
public welfare and recommends ihat
Congress repeat me jaw inai uuuws
cn.h pmnloves to main organizations.
The law proides that the employes
may organize and become affiliated
with other bodies so long as they do
not impose any obligation to engage
or assist In a strike against tne uov
pmment. Emphasizing the need for unselfish
co-operation on all sides while the
country is in the world war, the Post
master General continued:
"Notwithstanding this fact, and at
I J this critical period in our Nation s
history, il is regreuamc to state inai
the organized postal employes are
making many selfish demands and In
sisting that they shall not be required
or permitted to work in excess of the
usual number of hours; also that their
salaries be permanently increased, al
though they are justly compensated,
receiving more than three times as
much as those fighting in the trenches
who must of necessity suffer the hard
ships of warfare and sacrifice their
all if necessary.
"Efforts of these organizations along
other lines have been severely criti
cized by men in public life, as they
attempt to control political as well as
legislative matters and openly boast of
the influence they claim to exert in
the furtherance of their selfish inter
ests. Federal Act Violated.
"An outside organization has during
the past several years attempted to
unionize Government employes, includ
ing those in the nostal service, and a
large number of postal employes are
now affiliated with it, and otners soon
will .he. notwithstanding the fact that
such affiliation is believed to be con
trary to the act of August 24, 1912.
The advisability or permitting Govern
ment employes to affiliate with an
outside organization and use the strike
and boycott as a last resort to enforce
its-demands is seriously questioned
by those interested in tho public wel
fare. "Postal employes hac become bold
because of this affiliation and have
within recent" icars threatened to
strike, and in one case actually did
so by tendering their resignations ann
ni.nnrtnninir thf service in a body. In
this case they were promptly indicted
and prosecuted In the federal couns.
u'htip strikes in the nostal service may
be averted for the time being, yet they
will inevitably come, and the puDtic
u.-!ii thon he brought face to face with
a most serious situation one which
will be a menace to our government.
"If by combining." the report says,
"Government employes are enabled to
unduly influence members of Congress
and others seeking election to pub
lic office, the situation will natuarlly
arise, if it has not already arisen,
where Congress will be unduly influ
enced by such organizations, the ap
propriations for the salaries of such
employes will be greatly increased
and economic proision for the con
duct of the service impossible." '
Emplojes on Different Basis.
The report explains that postal em
ployes are differently situated from
other workers in that they are not em
ployed by private concerns but by the
Government "whose officers are mere
ly executing the will of the people."
The report shows an audited sur
plus for the year of $9,836,211, the
largest in the history of the depart
ment. The increase over the preced
ing year was 5.66 per cent, while the
increase in cost was 4.45 por cent. The
audited revenues for the year, includ
ing money-order and postal savings
hiicinoQc nmnnntcd to $329,726,116.
Remarkable growith in postal sav
ings is shown. In 1917 there were
674,728 depositors with a of $131,954.
696 to their credit. The average bal
ance for each year depositor was
$195 57. This was an increase over
the previous year of 71,791 in the
number of depositors, $45,934,811 in
the amount and $52.90 in the per capi
ta balance. The large proportion of
this total Is contributed by industrial
centers. In 143 offices In cities where
there are big manufacturing plants
74 per cent of the deposits" are held.
3IISS0UKIAX IX THE ORIEXT
Arthur Bassett Assumes Duties of
Judge Advocate at Tientsin.
SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 7. Arthur
Bassett. for the last three years coun
sel for the British-American Tobacco
Company of Shanghai, departed this
week for Tientsin to assume his new
duties as major in the judge advocate's
office of the division of the American
Army stationed at Tientsin. Mr. Bas
sett will ass'ume the duties of judge
advocate at this point until transfer
red either to the United States or
France. He has beet, a member of the
United States Officers' Reserve Corps
for several months, but did not receive
his orders to report for serice until
last week (Oct. 1).
Jir. Bassett first came to the Orient
in 1903 as assistant attorney general
of the Philippine Islands. He served
there until 1906, when he came to
Shanghai as district attorney for the
then newly organized United States
Court for China under Judge Wilfley,
also a Mjssourian. In 1910 he left
China for Mexico City, where in part
nership with Judge Wilfley he prac
ticed law. In 1913 he returned to
China as counsel for the British-American
Tobacco Company. He is a grad
uate of the University of Missouri of
the class of 1900 and of the Wash
ington University Law School f 1902,
and is a native of Paris, Mo.
TELLS OF LIFE AT YPRES
Former Instructor Writes of War
Xovt in Hospital in England.
Lieutenant C. A. Webster, a former
instructor in the University, who
has had seventeen months' service
in France with the Canadian forces,
is now in a hospital in London, Eng
land. The following letter from him
was received by J. Warshaw, profes
sor of Romance languages in the Uni
versity, on leave of absence:
"At last I have been received into
the hospital after several weeks
around Ypres. The life there is just
what the papers tell us absolute
hell, rain, shells, gas, swamp every
where, no shelter and miles of
ground to cover without landmarks.
Two or four days will finish most
men. We have been in it several
times, three weeks perhaps, and it
got me. I contracted a cold which
turned into laryngitis. I will have a
rest in England for two or three
months, which ends my seventeen
months' service in France.
"One humorous incident: I was
standing at the doorway of a 'pill
box,' which, by the way, is square
and not round and should be called
a 'block house." A poor sort of path
leads to the front line. Down the line
came two South African stretcher
bearers carrying a wounded Boche
soldier. As the way was long the
men were pretty tired, so they put
down their load before us. When one
of them looked at the sleeping Boche
you should have heard the wild, in
dignant shout, 'The beggar's asleep.'
With that they lifted the stretcher
waist high and dropped it to the
ground with a thud. The'Boche woke
un. all right!
"But many of tho sights were terri
ble. Men stood in the mud, buried to
their necks, and could not be pulled
out. One of my fellow officers Is
missing and I am sure he was wound
ed and fell into a shell hole. But the
Boche is getting 'his,' too."
Lieutenant Webster's address is
London, 3 Whitehall Place. W. C.
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COMING, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
By Associated Press
The University of Pennsylvania
Athletic Association has decided to
stage the annual relay carnival next
April as usual and the final races
will be held the last Saturday of that
month unless unforeseen events
should cause a change in the date.
This track and field meet, which has
grown to be the biggest inter-colle
giate athleUc contest of the year, has
in recent seasons been divided into a
two-day program but it is uncertain
at this time whether that schedule will
be adhered to or the April races con
fined to one day. Much will depend
upon the class and number of entries
received. If there is a loss in college
entrants the schoolboy athletes will
The University of Missouri has been
represented at this meet in the past.
Rhodes to Lead Cornhuskcrs.;
Football Fobs Given to Squad.
Boscoe Rhodes, left end on the Uni
lersity of Nebraska football eleven
for the last two years, will captain
the Cornhuskers during the season of
1918. Nineteen X sweaters were
awarded, following which the N men
elected Rhodes to the captaincy.
As a special reward to the Corn
huskers for winning the 1917 Missouri
Valley football championship the ath
letic board voted for the presentation
of gold football fobs to the nineteen
N men of the Nebraska squad.
To Award Football
M Xext Week.
Football M's probably will be
awarded to members of the 1917 team
next week. A football captain for
next year will be elected after the
letters are awarded. Only three men
are eligible for captain: Henry Bass,
William Collins and Harry Viner. At
least two of these men may enter na
In Kansas City.
The annual meeting of the athletic
directors and faculty representatives
of all the Missouri Valley Conference
schools will be held at the Savoy Ho
tel in Kansas City December 7. Ath
letic schedules for the coming year
will be discussed by the athletic di
rectors. Basketball rules will be dis
cussed. W. G. Manly and Director
W. E. Meanwell will represent the
About 7,000 Saw
the Kansas (Same.
J. B. Gibson of the athletic depart
ment, who had charge of the seat
sale for the Missouri-Kansas game,
said today that the cash recipts, ex
cluding activity tickets, amounted to
nearly $12 000. The attendance was
CITY AND CAMPUS
Forty-one Christian College girls
will give a Hoover dinner to the fac
ulty at 6 o'clock Saturday night at
the college. A line party will be
The Christian College Christmas
vacation will begin at 10 o'clock
Friday, December 14, and close at 7
o'clock Thursday night, January 3.
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Nash left yes
terday afternoon for their home at
St. Louis after visiting Mr. and Mrs.
F. F. Davis.
W. S. Darnaby returned to Chicago
Tuesday night after visiting his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Darnaby.
Mrs. J. Englaender left yesterday
for her home in St. Louis after visit
ing Mrs. C. F. McVey.
J. M. Rollins returned yesterday
afternoon to his home at Sturgeon.
Mrs. W. A. Shepard returned yes
terday afternoon to her home at Mo
berly. Miss Mollie Hamel arrived yester
day afternoon to visit her nephew.
J. P. Hamel, a student in the Univer
sity. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Metcalf left yes
terday afternoon for their home at
Greenfield, III., after visiting G. P.
Charles Allen left yesterday for his
home lu St. Louis.
A. F. McEwen went to St. Louis
yesterday on business.
O. It. Telchman left yesterday after
noon for his homo at St. Louis after
visiting his son, R. iD. Telchman, at
the Phi Gamma Delta house.
Mrs. William P. Smith arrived yes
terday from Mexico, Mo., to visit her
son, E. J. Smith, a student in tho
Lieutenant Carl B. Stewart Is vis
iting his parents. Judge and Mrs. J.
A. Stewart of West Broadway, until
December 15. Lieutenant Stewart re
ceived his commission as second lieu
tenant at Camp Stanley, Leon
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Stewart, who
have been visiting Mr. Stewart's par
ents. Judge and Mrs. J. A. Stewart
of West Broadway, went to Fulton
yesterday to visit Mrs. Stewart's par
ents. Miss Marion Kennington, a student
in the School of Commerce, has been
called to her home in Jackson, Miss.,
because of sickness in her family.
She will not return to school.
A paper read by Dean. E. J. Mc
Caustland of the School of -Engineering
before a meeting of the En
gineers' Club of St. Louis on "Mod
ern Business Systems and the En
gineer" has been published in the
Journal of tho Engineers' Club.
Kirk G. Haseltine of Springfield.
Mo., a graduate of the University, is
visiting at the Pi Kappa, Alpha house.
Mrs. W. H. Fox of Marshall came
today to be the guest of her daughter,
Miss Nannie Fox, an attendant at
Parker Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. M. F. Miller, who has been in
Omaha for some time, returned to
Columbia this week. She was ac
companied by her little daughter and
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Ernst.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 'R. Streeter, who
have bean visiting in Columbia,
have returned to their home in Kan
Mrs. E. D. Thomason and her son,
O. L. Thomason, left today for St.
Charles. She will visit her sons, C.
O. Thomason and S. E. Thomason.
O. L. Thomason will go to St. Louis
to take the examination for the avia
Miss Marie Sullivan has returned
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to her home in Frankfort after visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Murry.
Mrs. J. W. Hardin went to Browns
Mrs. J. M. Nichols, who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Everett
Buckler, has returned to her home in
Centralla. Mrs. Buckler went with
her to spend a day in Centralia.
Mr. and Mrs. William Pegg of Rich
mond, Ind., have returned to their
home after visiting their .son. Prof.
E. C. Pegg.
Miss Rose Rosenthal left today for
Versailles to address the Morgan Coun
ty Teachers' Convention and to su
pervise the writing in the city schools.
Miss Marie Bayer went to Chester
Mrs. E. J. Jennings has returned to
her home in Hale after a short visit
Mrs. L. Cline of Missouri avenue left
for Athens, O., today, where she was
called by the serious illness of her
father, Judge A. W. Lynch.
BASKETBALL FOR SORORITIES
Jliss Jlary Stewart Suggests That Pan
Hellenic Organization Hare Teams.
At a meeting of the Pan-Hellenic
Council of the sororities of the Uni
versity yesterday afternoon, a plan
which provides for inter-sorority
basketball was adopted. This was the
result f a suggestion of Jliss Mary
Stewart, instructor in physical educa
tion, that not only would the physical
exercise be beneficial, but inter-sorority
relations would ibe greatly im
proed if all the sororities would co
operate to make such an experiment
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TO START RED CROSS DRIVE
George Simmons of St Lonis Will
.Make Opening Speech.
The campaign by Red Cross mem
bars will be opened in Columbia next
Monday night, when George Sim
mons of St. Louis will speak here.
"He has been on the ground in
Europe," said E. Sydney Stephens,
district manager, "and makes a very
interesting and inspiring statement
of the Red Cross work."
"A Red Cross service flag will be
displayed In the windows of the
homes or establishments of those
who join the Red Cross Society," Mr.
Stephens continued. "The flag has
a narrow blue border and a white
field with a red cross in the center.
A small cross will lie added for each
additional member of the family
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