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i V . Official Taper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City, of Alliane VOLUME XXVIII. (Ten rages) No. 03 V X RAILWAY STRIKE IS CALLED OFF i BY "BIG FIVE" UNION OFFICIALS ADOPT RES OLUTIONS THURSDAY NIGHT Crowing Public Opinion That Strike Would Be Against Government Declared Responsible. The railroad strike, scheduled lo hit the Burlington railroad on November i S, has been averted, according to press Uspatches from Chicago published in. late editions reaching Alliance about! noon today. At the railroad offices in Alliance it was said no definite word, .had been received here to this effect,) .and local official of the unions included in the strike call have not yet been notified. According to news reports, which , are regarded as authentic, leaders of. the switchmen .trainmen, conductors,! engineers and firemen, the "big five," at a joint meeting held in Chicago last might, adopted resolutions withdraw ing authorization of a walkout, and officials of the railroad telegrapher's organization announced they would take similar action. These were the only unions which had authorized a trike. It had been expected that the r unions would join the "big five" in -the walkout, but a few days ago it -was announced that this would not be ione. A meeting of the federated shop ' craft in Alliance wa3 held Tuesday night, at which the workers were in- ' tructed, it was said, not to walk out, ."but they were also urged not to !erform work of the striking men in the event the strike took place. The official wording of the resolu- tion calling off the strike was that it "be declared not effective." Reports were that the firemen's executives had ; opposed adoption of the resolution, but the vote calling off the strike was tunanimous by organizations. Vote Unusually Close. The vote in the individual unions was said to be close. In some of the jrroups the ballot was described as 'the closest in history on a similar question." All of the differences were Ironed out by the different unions and the final showdown found them cast- , ing their ballots in favor of industrial 'peace. - """ " " The union: leaders are quoted as .saying that the strike "absolutely is off," and that a walkout cannot now lie caled until a new vote has taken place. The code messages calling off the strike, arranged in advance, will be sent out today, the union heads said. A code word will be sent to each gen eral chairman of the unions, and he Avillfi in turn, forward orders to each of the officials under him. The resolution adopted by the labor board announcing that no further wage reduction petitions for any one jp'oup of employes would be consid ered until rules and working condi tions for that group had been settled -was "decidedly instrumental" in bringing about the action calling off the walkout. They declared that they "believed under this resolution that it would be months before their pay again could be reduced. Public Opinion Responsible . In discussing the resolution annull ing the strike orders, union presidents declared that it was based on state- ments made. to the unions that wage reductions would not be considered by the board for any employes until the rules and working conditions for those employes had been settled. This ar rument was the turning point in the dis-cusfion. L. E. Sheppard. president of the Order of Railway Conductors, said that the unions had decided to call off the strike because of "the growing 'public opinion that. the strike would lie against the labor board, and con sequently the government, and not against the railroadc. It was evident also that the entire Washington ad ministration was opposed to us and that we had little chance of gaining our objectives. We called this striice to gain certain rights to which our men were entitled," Mr. Sheppard said. "It soon became evident, however, that the roads were succeeding in their misleading propaganda to the . effect that we really would be striking against the government. "This nmnairanda found its way to i United States railroad labor oard. This governmental agency told us that it would look on a strike -as no-ninst it and the government and not against the roads, and that the full force of the government would be "hrmiirht to bear against us if we walk ed out Under the circumstances there waa nothing to do but annul our orders for the October 30 walkout" llie Farrar will take charge of the Mutual Oil company's station in Alli ance today, relieving R. J. Witschy who will go back on the road on spe cial work for the company. Mr. tar Tar ha3 been in the oil game for fiev- i -r.ro ami was a former resl- dunt of Ailiance about four years ago, at which time he marnea miss ein because trattic must travel tne meaa E. Rodgers. He expects to move his ow along considerable of the grade, family to Alliance in the near future. 8g ia theca-se on any freshly graded Walter Perry of Cradford, former h,Khw8y' proprietor of the Van Graven studio, I Wanted: Home for orphan child, vas in Alliance on business Tuesday. Address 386, Hemingford, Neb. 85-96 WINS I C (Scottsbluff Republican) As a matter of fact the mer chants of Scottsbluff have been let! to believe; that other things adver tised the towns and brought people here that would do them as much good as newspaper advertising, and they perhaps have charged up to advertising this year many times what they ever paid for newspaper advertising in any one year. The merchants of rival places have taken advantage of the lack of advertising on the part of the mer chants here, and at Alliance, Sidney and Bridgeport are engaged in a larger campaign of newspaper ad vertising until the newspapers are full to overflowing with good whole some advertising, and the volume of business that they have been doing is ample payment for the money spent during the trying time just passing. The volume of business of a town is reflected through the columns of its press, and it is to the press the public looks for information as to the best place to trade, and when the public fail to see what they are looking for, they soon hear or see something in the papers of other places which attract their attention, and it is not long before they are trading -at the place where goods are advertised. It may not be noticeable in any time, but sooner or later the town that has live ad vertisers is soon doing the business that naturally belongs to the town that depends upon its natural re sources for business. BROADWATER MEN ARE GRADING THE ALLIANCE ROAD FEEL SURE OF SUPPORT OF THE BUSINESS MEN HERE. Say That When Completed It Will Be the Only Outlet Used to Reach the Lincoln Highway. Good progress is being made on the grading of the Broadwater-Alliance road, which has been going on for sev eral weeks past The Morrill county commissioner residing in the Broad water district has furnished a consid- j crable amount of grading machinery, and there has been much volunteer work, as well as contributions of gas oline for the tractor. A number of Alliance business men have contribut ed toward the fund to build the road, according to the Broadwater News, which takes this as an indication that Alliance realizes the G-P-C highway is the best. In the settlement of the road squab ble in Morrill county, it was agreed that two roads should be built, one following the North Star route from Bridgeport to Alliance, which was designated as the first to receive state aid. and the other the Broadwater- Alliance route on the G-P-C highway, which was designated as No. 2. Both roads will undoubtedly be built, and in time both will receive state funds for maintenance, and both of them should be valuable routes for Alliance. A few Alliance men have been strong ly in favor of the Broadwater road all the time, and desiring its completion before any other road, but at the var ious road meetings it was found that the sentiment was pretty well divided and that there were fully as many, if not more, who favored the Bridgeport route. However, the News story of pro gress shows that the Broadwater peo ple believe that Alliance is really in favor of that road above all others. The News says: "Since the big grader has been grad ing on the G-P-C highway between Broadwater and Alliance the Alliance business faction have come to the con clusion that this road will eventually be the real north and south highway, and the Broadwater chamber ot coi merce received the very good news this week that their chamber of com merce were putting on a drive for funds to help the road along. Alliance has always leaned toward this road more than any other north and south road and tourists are beginning to realize that this will be in the future the only north and south outlet to the Lincoln highway in this section. "The grader has been doing good work ud through the meadows and the low nlaces. which are impassable in th wet season, are being graded deep. A good part of th grade can be trav eled on at the present time and it has not even been surfaced. The grade through the sand cannot be traveled but 6ince the rain, would be the proper tim to cet it surfaced and a passage wav thereon, which will no doubt be 1on immediately, if the weather per mits. All the ranchers up north claim the work is alright, and that they will soon have a road through their sec tion as urood as the most of them, and Drobablv better. Of course, at the present time tne journey irom vuii . w . . in- ance to Broadwater is rather rou'h ALLIANCE GIVES POSITION OF RAILROADS IN THE STRIKE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT SMART TALKS TO ROTARIANS. Not a Strike Against Railroads But Labor Board Strike Ballot Taken on the Wage Question. General Superintendent A. G. Smart of the Burlington, with headquarters at Alliance, and Superintendent 5f Motive Power Roop of Chicago were guests of Division Superintendent Fred G. Gurley at. the Wednesday evening dinner of the Alliance Rotary club. Following the dinner, the visit ors were asked to give their view concerning the strike situation. Mr. Roop made a brief talk, in which he said that he was in Alliance to at tend a conference of rail officials, to determine what steps should be taken in the event the strike actually took place. He gave the impression that he was not actually looking for a walk out, but that preparations were being made to meet it if it should come. Mr. Roop said a number of pleasant things of Alliance, and spoke with especal emphasis of the good water supply here. He had never been able to find drinking water that he liked any bet ter. Mr. Smart gave a most interesting summary of the strike situation from the standpoint of the railroads. He began by correcting the chairman, who had referred to the strike as one ' against the railroads." He made it plain that in his opinion, the strike was not against the railroads, Du against the federal labor board, a gov ernment agehcy, and with authority of the federal government behind it He had been given to understand that ( other speakers In the past have told iha rlnK frVinf tliA utrilro woa nnt. r1ir0tft ! cu pimuu.., K..ni. ucv,b ... oppe(i o(T the payroll. There was wages, and pointed out that the strike or a time, that changes ballot itself mentioned only the wage , the fie 'department would bring cut authorized by the labor board on about fln incre of insurance rates, July 1, ast, which reduced wages of b t with tne cooperation of the rsur the employes approximately 12V4 per , nf th. citv. nxactlv the cent Mr. Smart declared that work- ing rules and other matters did not enter into the strike vote. - 1 The speaker drew a picture of the.J'A;-" SSSS wLt1hegy woeu!d do fn SSt L?" D M Littinauo if nnA o-nvimmpni ncrpnrv told them what price they must pay! for their goods, and a totally different! agency told them the price at which the goods must be sold. The rail- roads are in this position, he declared, urui nnn irnvcrtimiint liiun-ri tvU nj- them the wages they must pay, and the interstate commerce commission fixing freight and passenger rates. ...v.. ' " T Mr. Smart told the Rotarians that linking fund was provided to meet the ment. The local organization in May, there was but one source of revenue cjtys bonded indebtedness. With when the claims pending had shrunk for the railroads the public. The ttbout half of the fiscal year gone, he to only a few cases, closed the offices railway employes represent but 2 per cjty j3 iower than our estimate of ex- in the court house, and the executive cent of the workers of the country. 1 pense in almost every department. I secretary has since been attending They have received increases in wages Financing the city is some problem only to urgent cases, during the past ten years much great- tj,ese days, Mr. Kemmish said. In The federal ciean-up squad, compos er than the workmen in any other line or(jer t0 keep the city's credit good it ed of officials from the various gov of industry. . Other businesses are is necessary to meet interest pay- ernmental agencies for the relief of getting back to earth, he said, and the J menta BIMi assessments when due. By ex-soldiers visited Alliance in August, railroads must do the same. In order . MrtVpmW 29. there must come from and some seventy-two claims were to accomplish this, there must De cuts in wases as n txo m uuici P""" Freight rates and passenger rates can-1 not be materially reduced until the reauy more than this amount due, but these claims, and the visit of the labor cost comes down. If not, he de- tnig money must come in in order to clean-up squad brought a new respon clared, the bill must be paid by every 1 Drincioal and interest to the hold- sioility ior the local Red Cross organ- man who pays freight bills or uses the passenger service. mingway, ot tne general oi-ient. Mr. Kemmish said some com- at the meeting Saturday, the com he Forest Lumber company, pjmentary things of the Alliance , mittee will decide whether a campaign present as a guest of W. M. ;.,!,- u.k:.h , eni.l. had Btood bvifor funds will be staeed this year. Bevington, made a brief talk. H,e. mentioned Mr. Roop s reference to Al- liance's splendid water supply, and re peated a toast to "Water now good It would taste if it were only illegal to, ....... rwL -------- drink it. The speaker was well ac- quainted with conditions in Alliance and gave an entertaining talk. Ellsworth Ex-Soldier In Vocational Training at the City Light Plant Marvin Ellsbury of Ellsworth, dis charged from theh U. S. Navy some DiA iiiuiiviia Kvt wm RV ...... compensation and is receiving voca - tional tranine at government expense, He has been assigned duties at tne Alliance city electric light plant whih occupation is to be a school, teaching him the electrical business. Doling his training he will be under govern ment salary and expense indefinitely. He's staying in Alliance at 601 Chey enne avenue. Louis A. Lyons Is Sought by Public Health Service The local Red Cross secretary has received word from the Ninth district veterans' bureau that it is unable to locate Louis A. Lyons . The United States public health service is very de sirous of getting in touch with him, and any Alliance person who knows his address is requested to forward it to The Herald office. My Lyons gave his address as Alliance when entering the service. CITY MANAGER TALKS TO THE ALLIANCE LIONS FINANCING OF THE CITY IS THE CHIEF PROBLEM. Mr. Kemmish Has Plans to Bring Buildings From Antioch for City's Tourist Camp. Citv Manacrer N. A. Kemml.-sh snnlce to the Alliance Lions at their luncheon ' following his death Saturday on Thursday noon, giving the cubs a good ; the operating table during the per insight into the difficulties of hi post-1 forming of an operation for removal tion. as well as exDlaininir some of vhe of tonsils by Drs. Hand and Baskin. things he hoped to be able to accnm-'Tn plish for Alliance. He also reviewed some f ccomplishments of the new city administration. Co-operation, Mr. Kemmish said, Is the ko note in Alliance toil ay, and it is getting results. There's no big "I" or little T." these days. All of us are on the came plane and all of us are forking for Alliance., The Lions club ami the Rotary cluh are looking out fr the best interests of tho city; the two newspapers are co-operutin'r and bflo'ling for anything that will be of benefit to the community. With this scrt of co-operation, Mr. KemnJsh s aid, the city can progress. "The c ity manager told of co-opera-tin in law enforcement matter. 1 he city and county police authorities are working together on every important case. There has been no friction of any kind. As a result Alliance along with, the rest of Box Butte county is gating cleaned up. There are fewer. violations of law. It has been found possible to reduce expenses $100 a month in the department by cutting off the salary of the police Judge. The work is such that it doesn't require all of one man's time. Expenses have also been reduced in t, iI,naanM.fLtA ,.- . 1 . - . er extent $150 a month having been ,a Qi,: na.L iiii. 1 "rr v,i .,i the , ,,twi it i, iimn i. t Easy on Expenses. city Manager Kemmish announced that the policy of the city was to go easy on expenses until conditions vere sucf; that n inCrease was justified. In .1 1 iu UIUHIIIK UIC ICV lUl VlUO ICI, I.IIC council had placed it as low as pos- gible amj in practically every depart- ment the fiirures had been lowered. A Alliance taxpayers $22,000, which is one-tenth of the paving assessment ,i .Arfl. q nnn in !ntf Thorn u of the city.g hon,ia. Next July ,h e ia another $5,000 interest pay- the city whenever support was needed, thll, Khnv..in0. not onlv what the banks think of the city, but that the banks are friendly and accommodating. I 111 lepiV IU IIUCCUUIIS III"" Hc fivno, M Kemmish said that the city park board was waiting until times get bet - ter and money a little more plentiful before going ahead with planned im- provements. Among the plans for the fiitnr, thA ritv manager said, is the bringing of a number of buildings up for the convenience of the tourists. ...... ..- , r - Re-elect Directors. Frank Abegg and John W. Guthrie were re-elected as directors Dy an ua . jiniinUUrt VUIO Vi VIW 1 roge Romier, a new member, waa in- troduced and made a short initiatory talk. The matter of assisting tne oaiva tion army was brought to the atten tion of the club by Cub Rhein, and the members voted $d& towara me $400 quota for the county. NEW FIXTURES FOR THE W. K. HAKl'fcK BIUK6 The W. R. Harper department store has installed a set of new mahogany fixtures in the ladies' ready to wear and millinery sections. The fixtures . nf th tm design as those in the Marshal Field store in Chicago, on.i inoimlA two hat cabinets, ready to wear cabinet, dressing tables, glass alcoves ami display tables. The instal lation of these fixtures adds greatly to the appearance of the store, the public is invited to inspect them feat- urday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caha of Hem ingford were in Alliance today on busi ness. THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska: Generally fair tonight and Saturday, except pos sibly rain the extreme east portion tonight Slightly colder east and cen tral portions tonight Report on Autopsy Will Not Be Made Public Till Mrs. Brost Returns County Attorney Basye has received a report of findings from the four physicians who performed the autopsy on the body of Adolph Brost last M on- report will not be made public, Mr. Basye says, until Mrs. Biost re- turns from Peoria, HI., where she took the remains of her husband. Herman Krause Gets a Fractured Ankle When Horse Threw Him Herman Krause Buffered a fractur ed right ankle Wednesday afternoon about 4:30 when he was thrown from an unruly horse. While the fractire is not serious, it will probably be two months befoer Mr,, Krause will be able to use his root, according to Dr. Weyrens who attended him. MAY STAGEA ROLL GALL FOR THE RED CROSS COMMITTEE TO MEET SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK. -' Will Decide on the Activities for the Coming Year Soldier Relief Has Been Chief Concern. ' Thomas N. Temple of Chicago, rep resenting the division headquarters of the American Red Cross, will be in Al liance Saturday of this week, and will address, the executive committee of the local Red Cross organization. It is ex pected that plans will be made at this meeting for the annual Red Cross roll call, which this year will take place from Armistice day, November 11, to Thanksgiving day. . The Red Cross for Box Butte and KKmi.i in nmniii lia nnd v.!ii v,,, .v.. vvvtHvj ..... J chietly concerned itself with caring for . ex-soldiers and assisting them in push- ing their claims against the govern- filed. A number of these were new claims. ine neu xrosa nan wxn mc nrfnclnal atrencv for following ud ization. There are still some funds on hand, from last year's roll call, and The Red Cross has a big peace time ' program, but only a small portion of this has been inaugurated in Box Butte I county. Should the committee decide IU liiav "' T. . " probable that a definite program for 1 other activities will be planned for this Red Cross district, which includes Box Butte county and the south half of Sheridan county. Red Cross funds the Dast year have been, devoted al- i most wholly to caring for ex-soldiers, - .ir- frU- 1 tional civilian relief. The local or ganization has cared for two Alliance families almost the entire year, where sickness prevented the head of the family from working, and a compensa tion claim could not be pushed through to a successful conclusion, mere are numerous other instances of financial relief to soldiers and their families. Hirst Grocery Is So d to Virgil Lehr and W. 0. Packard Vlrril Lehr and W. O. Packard Is nuur nuKuri of the H. Hirst store, arrangements for the sale having been otA.i Friday of last week. Mr. i on.i XI r. Jxfkard have had wide uviu . , xnerience in the grocery ousiness. Both being employed at present as salesmen for the H. P. Lau company of i i.nin The new owners will take o..w. tVi Ktnra on November 7 and it is understood that Mr. Lehr will take over the active management, ...hit Mr Parlc&rd will continue as V Hi .i.kM..M v.itK Via Ijiu com Dan v. Mr. Hirst expects to find a new lo :n rninrrlo or Idaho, and will probably leave Alliance about the first COMMITTEE IS APPOINTED TO VVORKON BOARD LIONS CLUB IS INVESTIGATING THE SCHOOL PROGRAM. Will Discuss Advisability of Coins Ahead With Buildings Under : Present Conditions. At the Thursday noon luncheon of the Lions club, held at the Palm, Room of the Alliance hotel, following dis cussion by the members concerning the recent action of the Alliance school board in calling for bids for $200,000 of a $250,000 bond issue, with a view to proceeding with construction in th spring, a committee consisting of Tru Miller, J. S. Rhein and C. L. Reynolds was appointed. This committee will confer with the school board as to th advisability of going ahead with any building program at this time, as well as the matter of the sale of bonds. The sentiment was made plain that the club members had no thought of dictating to the school board, or of conducting their business for them, but that in view of the effect of this huga bond issue on taxes in Alliance, it was but right that the school board should know something of public opinion. Th statement was made that if a vot were to be taken at this time, over 90 per cent of the taxpayers would b found opposed to going ahead with A building program so long as it can b avoided. The intent is to discover whether the building program can b delayed without material damage to the school system. Using the City Hall. There Is not now room for the pupils in the school buildings, but the city has given the school board the use of the entire upper story of the city hall. which has been fitted up for the fourth grade of both Central and Emerson schools. The rooms are light and airy, the heat is excellent, and the play around is one of the best in the city. The city has no objection to the school board using these rooms indefinitely. and it is hoped that this will take ear of the overflow from other school ' buildings until such time as business. ' conditions and taxes get back to nor I There is already an indicated de crease in the freight rates on building material, and it is believed that furth er decreases will come. The labor supi fl7n" p!e5 IV., v?Er, SMK? 'y,;llV " tZ 'li iL ? hnSrm rZ t g S& JS?? kS I0" anoiner year, at leasi, mai tne, Kn,l. irif.J mill .mr.d J"". taT f, " B ""J " " Bii v f.T?. "vTJ bonds voted will be ample to take car ar that it will hold up taxes on an already over burdened public. Of course, if th committee is satisfied that the condi tions are such that additional building ' are imperative, there is no disposition, to fight the building program simply to keep down taxes, but the hop la expressed in a good many quarters that the delay can take place without any more damage thuj a little incon venience. , Some Past History At tht time the bonds were voted In May, 1920, the schools were said to b in a badly crowded condition, but it Ait found that the bond isiwe would not come anywhere near providing tha facilities it was tntenrtea to provide, and the board voluntarily decided that their duty to the raen who paid taxes was to delay building. In May of this year, when the matter waa mrnin hrouirht ud. it was found that public sentiment was ngainst building at the time, aitnougn a siar cnimwr session, fcf a few pickea "representa tive" business men were lavoraoia to proceeling. When it was aiscoverea ihu taxpa would be increased $15,000 a year in interest alone, and that th tax burden was a pi w uv. breaker anyway, the board again de cided to delay action. Recently the board announcea tn it would accept bids up to November 7 on $200,000 of the bonds, presumably preparatory to beginning building op erations in the spring. The interest on this amount of money will run up to $1,000 a month, ana tne uoni wn discussed the plan were unanimoasly of the opinion that there was no son wuy me " ing interest until it ia actually ready to build. ... . iu. The demand tor tax-ire securing., according to men who are acquainted with market conditions, is iwui.r improving, and there is reason to be lieve that by spring, when the income tax payment are beginning to be felt, it Should be possiuie vj bonds above par. The board haa ready received, an offer of 98. TRAFFIC DELAYED BY DRAWBAR PUI LLING OUT Traffic was delayed Thursday for a short time when a drawbar was pulled out in the first section of east- bound freight No. 4S, about threa mile9 east of the oity. BIRTHS To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Acker, Thursday, October 27, twin girls. To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Abefe Thursday, October 27, a boy.