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Lasker s Aids
To Steer Fleet
From Politics
Two New Shipping Board
Officers Visit Bureau
Here and Tell of Plans to
Revive Merchant Marine
Harding in Accord
0eny "Total Wreck" Charge
and Assert Ships Are
>Tow 80 Per Cent Efficient
president Harding's one paramount
Id? is re?81""1 to ?hipping Is to build
?p 3n American merchant marine, J.
?jyj.ow Small, of J. H. Winchester &
Co, ?nd William J. Love, of Fumesa,
Withy & ~?> two ?^ *ke exPerts chosen
& Chairman Lasker, of the Shipping
Board, to direct the operation of the
board's ships, said yesterday at the
\>w York offices of the board, 45
The new vice-presidents of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation were in
Washington Monday and conferred with
th? Shipping Board and President
"Both President Harding and Mr.
Lssker realize the American ship
owners must be helped to secure a real
merchant marine," said Mr. Smull, "and
this can only be done by coop?ratif.
Heretofore we haven't known whether
we were to have a merchant marine or
not The ship owners and the Ship?
ping Board havo been suspicious of
tach other and have often worked at
cross purposes, but all that ?3 ended.
The Administration is absolutely op?
posed to government ownership.
"The operators of Shipping Board
?ssels to-day are to he the ownersjn
the future, and some plan must be de-.
rised to finance the sales without call?
ing upen the financial interests of the
country to bear the burden entirely."
Fleet of Motor Ships
One point the Fleet Corporation's
tice-presidents made clear was that
?jteps are to be taken to provide a fleet
of motor ships as part of the merchant
msrine. Only one Diesel-engined ves?
sel has been built for the board so far.
Mr. Love said that the board had ob?
tained a number of internal combustion
engines, and that, wherever possible,
when machinery replacements were re?
quired these would be used. "And they
?re American-made Diesels, and good
one3, too.'' he added.
Outlining the methods to be pur?
sued in the operation of the ships, the
oleers pointed out that thev, together
with A. J. Frey, a Pacific Coast ejjpert,
would constitute a committee of three
on operations. They can choose their
assistants, and may re?mpioy incum?
bents or ?et new men at their own op
: :r. The actual details of the opera?
tion of the ships will be entirely in the
hands of the committee, but it will
nnfer with Chairman Lasker on ques?
tions of policy.
"Politics will not enter into the op?
erations of the committee in any way,"
said Mr. Smull, "and cur chief object
is to have things run on a strictly busi?
ness basis. We will be in Washington
early next week, and will meet Mr.
Frey there and get under way at once.
Our headcj.uarters will be in Washing?
ton, but we expect to be in New York
frequently. *
New Business Coming
"It is already evident the new meth?
ods are bearing fruit. One of the big?
gest grain exporters in the country
called me up to-day and said he had
not traded with the Shipping Board for
tour months, but had given his busi
liesr. to British vessels. 'Now that you
and Love are on the job, though,' he
added, 'we are going to use the board'3
vessels agrain.'
"One thing that I would like to em?
phasize." said Mr. Love, "is that the
Supping Board is not a hopeiess wreck.
TV-re i= hope of unscrambling the
Hfgn, and if it is humanly possible it
wiii be cone."
"If any man can do it Mr. Lnsker
can." added Mr. Smull. "We have been
:n constant contact with his dynamic
personality for a week and we are al?
most d.iari as a result. Mr. Lasker has
the ability for one thing, and for an?
other he has the full support of the
In answer to inquiries as to the
methods likely to be pursued in
Bandung the ships, Mr. Love and Mr
Smull discussed some of the problems
to be met. There will be no immediate
abandonment of the allocation system
?.y which beats are turned over to pri?
var,;- operators with a fee based on the
freight receipts, but those who wan*
to charter the ships on bare boat 01
timo br.sis can do so.
The charter system, it was pointed
out, would take an immense amount oi
detail work and expense off the board's
Bands, but under present conditions
there will be little demand for char?
It was said that the plan to lay up
?orld tonnage on a proportionate basis
in order to bring the amount of cargc
?space to fit the amount of cargo offer?
ing was impracticable.
"Shipping men do not regard this a?
feasible-." ?aid Mr. Smull. r'Thcy think
it would work very much as the efforts
to restrict the production of cotton
Too Much Tonnage
It is the view of the two expert!
u\at too much Shipping Board tonnage
"til! is in operation and that addi
?lonal withdrawals should be made un
?1 trade conditions improve. And this
improvement, it was said, cannot com?
Surgeon Ashore Uses Wireless
To Direct an Operation at Sea
Radio Man Picks Up Report of Sufferings of Member
oi 1 anker s Crew and Enlists Aid of Brooklyn
Uoctor; Herring Knife Employed as Instrument
A surgical operation has been suc?
cessfully performed 200 miles at aea
on a member of the crew of a Standard
Oil tanker, with a novice holding the
knife and following directions flashed
to him via wireless by Dr. Raymond
Barrett, of Brooktyn Hospital.
The details were revealed in Brook?
lyn yesterday. Arthur R. Haydon,
night radio operator at Bush Terminal,
is given credit for saving the life of
the sailor.
Haydon was seated at his instrument
late Saturday night when he caught a
message from New London. The cap?
tain of the tanker was calling New
England for help. A heavy sea was
running, he said, and one of his men
who had cut his hand on a piece oj
wire las? week, was suffering grea
pain. Infection had set in and an im
mediate operation seemed necessary.
To queries from the coast statioi
as to whether there was a surgeoi
aboard, the captain replied in th<
negative. But there was a member o
the crew, he said, a man named Strath
who had some experience as a nurs
and who would operate.
Haydon learned that it would be im
r?nacihl? +r> trnn?fpr *hn nnt.ioiit tn nn
other ship because the tanker was far
off the beaten lane of ocean travel.
Immediate action wa3 necessary. So the
wireless operator took a hand in the
proceedings. First he called his home,
at 403 Decatur Street, and a nurse who
was visiting,there gave him some advice
on what treatment would relieve the
sailor's pain. This he relayed to the
vessel, which waa still calling for help.
Then Haydon called Dr. Barrett, who
had retired for the night.
As soon as the surgeon learned the
facts he advised an operation without
delay and gave Haydon minute instruc?
tions about the incisions to be made,
how drainage tubes were to be placed
and what dressings to use. The radio
j operator noted these instructions care
| fully and forwarded them by wireless
to the captain. A later message from
the tanker reported the operation ap?
parently had been a success, although
it had been performed under the most
difficult circumstances.
For a scalpel. Strath used a herring
knife, properly sterilized, and the drain
ago tubes were made of old pieces of
rubber found on the ship. The sailor,
whose name was not disclo?cd, sub?
mitted to the operation without anaes?
thetic. It is reported he will be landed
in New London earlv t.o-dn.v.
until the foreign exchange situation
has cleared.
Something will be done speedily with
the Leviathan, which has Iain idle at
her dock in Hoboken for many months,
was the prediction of both experts. It
is expected the big liner will be re?
conditioned and placed in the trans
Atlantic service.
It also was intimated something
would be done toward an adjustment
of sales prices in behalf of American
shipowners who purchased Shipping
Board tonnage around $200 a ton.
"The old board continued to hold its
tonnage at this high rate," said Mr.
Smull, "when by reducing it to $100
a ton it could have disposed of a great
volume of it."
Reports that a large percentage of
the board's steel ships are inefficient
was denied by Mr. Smull, who said that
he believed more than 80 per cent were
perfectly efficient.
"What is most needed now is co?
operation," said Mr. Love. "There has
been too much knocking. We want
every shipowner, ship operator and
every American interested in the mer?
chant marine to pull with us. We can?
not expect results to-morrow or next
week, but results can be had and they
will be hed if we all pull together."
Lasker to Confer With
Ship Men Here To~day
Seeks Advice on Selection of
y ice-President and Treas?
urer of Fleet Corporation
From The Tribune's Washinpton Bureau
WASHINGTON. July 12.?A. D. Las?
ker, chairman of the United States
Shipping Board, will confer with ship?
ping men in New York City to-morrow
uo ?et recommendations of men for the
remaining official positions to complete
the active heads of the revived Emer?
gency Fleet Corporation.
Chairman Lasker will ask the Ship?
ping men to give another evidence of
the fine spirit of cooperation shown in
their recommendations of the three
men selected as the board ci opera?
tions by naming another practical
shipping expert for the post of vice
president of the corporation in charge
of sales and salvage. The views of tho
shipping men also will be sought on a
man to be added to the fleet's officers \
as treasurer, filling the vacancy made
by the resignation of R. W. Boiling,
former President Wilson's brother-in
With the appointments to these two
posts the personnel of officials will be
completed and steps then will be taken
by the corporation to function. Vice
President Frey, the Pacific Coast mem?
ber of the board of operations, will
reach Washington Friday, and imme?
diately join Vice-Presidents Smull and
Love in mapping out the program of
action to be followed by the board in
reestablishing the American merchant
marine on a paying basis.
Consideration also will be given by
Mr. Lasker while in New York to the
question of selecting officials to serve
on the liquidation committee, which
will cooperate with the sales and sal?
vage division in disposing of the un?
productive elements in the govern?
ment's shipping establishment. It is
planned to consult the best financial
and shipping minds of the country in
providing a general scheme of salvag?
ing to the best advantage to the
government of the various supplies,
materials and property now held in the
name of the Shipping Board.
The attention of the board also is
being directed to negotiation of the
working agreements and wage con?
tracts with the operating crews of
government vessels. A new contract,
providing for a 15 per cent reduction
in wages, is to be considered by the
National Association of Masters, Mates
and Pilots with J. C Jenkins, acting
chief of the industrial relations divi?
sion of the board, in New York. J"'y
19. *d? -&33S311I
Members of the Shipping Board were
visited to-day by Kermit Roosevelt,
head of the Roosevelt Steamship Com?
pany, who recently returned from
abroad, where he made a survey of
i the shipping industry. Mr. Roosevelt
! expressed confidence that the scheme
of operations to be put into effect by
! the new board of operations will work
out successfully and that the private
I shipping industry would be greatly
I benefited by properly conducted gov
i ernment lines of ships.
Transportation machinery should
function with the regularity and
economy which marks good tools.
TUWTOU rr*MPOR3 pouohxkmw?
Bombing Parties Drive
Alien Miners From Town
Americans, Infuriated by Black
hand Outrages, Blow Up
Five Buildings
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., July 12.?Five
buildings were blown up and a number
of foreign residents driven from their
homes in Beaverdale, a mining town
eight miles from here, last night, ac?
cording to reports reaching the Cam?
bria County authorities to-day. Seven
state policemen sent to the town re?
stored order, but the situation was
said to be so tense that reinforcements
had been ordered from Greensburg.
According to the stories from Beaver?
dale American residents became in?
censed at -what they termed repeated
Black Hand outrages and determined
to rid the town of tho suspected of?
fenders. This sentiment crystallized
last night, when parties of armed men
appeared in the streets and, dividing
into five groups, are said to have dyna?
mited the places occupied by the men.
The loss was estimated at $25,000.
Other foreigners also fled, whilo many
American women and children tempo?
rarily left town.
Tariff on Dyes DeMOimced
Head of Association Says It Re?
stores War Monopoly
ATLANTIC CITY, July 12.?Thomas
P. Endicott, president of the Inter?
national Association of Dyers and
Cleaners, addressing the convention of
the Eastern Association of Dyers and
Cleaners, in session at the Ambassador
Hotel, to-day vigorously denounced
certain dye sections in the tariff bill
now in Congress. He said that unless
some of its clauses were eliminated
the dyers of the country would not
give it their support.
"The bill as at present drafted," he
said, "places the dyers and consumers
at the mercy of the manufacturers,
recreates the monopoly that existed
during the war period, when users
were compelled to pay from $40 to $5C
a pound for dyes, and through the
licensing clause it looks as if the bill
was given the ohiectionable flavor oi
?political controL"
Coal Combine
Plot Charged
In Jefr
Commissioner Gannon Calls
on Mackay Committee
for Full Investigation
of Alleged Fuel Ring
Price Fixing Is Asserted
Burns. Bros, Declared To
Be Dominating Market
and Choking Competition
Charges that a coal combine exists
in Jersey City and that many small
coal dealers have been driven out of
business were made yesterday by Com?
missioner Gannon of Jersey City be?
fore the Mackay Legislative Commit?
tee at its opening session in the Hud?
son County Courthouse. The Com?
missioner demanded that nn investiga?
tion be made of the operations of
Burns Brothers, coal retailers of New
York; the Lehigh Valley Coal Sales
Company and other dealers.
Commissioner Gannon charged the
existence of a conspiracy to control
the supply and fix the price of coal
soid in Jersey City. Senator Mackay.
chairman of the committee, was asked
to issue subpoenas which would bring
before it all individuals and papers
necessary to a complete investigation.
Charges Monopoly Plot
Explaining his demand, Commis?
sioner Gannon, who appeared for the
Mayor nnd Aldermen of Jersey City,
said that the R. H. Perry Company,
which succeeded Burns Brothers as
the largest distributers in Jersey
City, had acquired the entire inter?
ests of the Burns Brothers, all their
yarels in Jersey City, as well as the
yards of the Bergen Coal Company,
the Headdon Company, James Coyle
and the Keystone Coal Company,
. . . adding that the Perry concern
was merely a holding company for
Burns Brothers and that the New
York concern really controlled the
Jersey market. He urged the com?
mittee to issue subpoenas requiring
the Perry company to produce its
books and all documents, contracts
and agreements. He said it was the
evident intention of the Perry com?
pany "to drive the small dealer out
of business."
Commissioner Gannon said the fuel
administration believed a conspiracy
| existed between the Lehigh Valley Coal
Sales Company and the Perry Company
for the latter firm to sell the contents
', of the Lehigh yards, the largest in
Jersey City. He charged that the Le?
high yards were disposing of coal to
the Perry Company at preferred rates,
while the smaller dealers had to pay
a much higher price for coal.
Mackay Promises Inquiry
Senator Mackay, in response to the
charges, saiel:
"It is the intention of the committee
to examine into all phases of the coal
situation. The people of New Jersey
have been groaning under the burden
imposed by exorbitant coal prices.
There is something wrong somewhere
and the committee is determined so
far as lies in its power to ascertain
who are the profiteers and what men
are connected with illegal combina?
tions, monopolies and associations."
Senator Mackay announced commit?
tee meetings for each Tuesday in
Jersey City or other cities where the
existence of illegal combinations is
Tunnels for Mexico City
MEXICO CITY, June 20.?Under?
ground passages are to be located at
twenty of the principal street crossings
in this city to relieve the traffic situa?
tion, which has become serious. It is
planned to have the cost of digging the
tunnels covered by rentals from vari?
ous concessions which are to be lo?
cated underground. Work of excavat?
ing is to begin soon.
sey City
suits but
no two ways
about the quality!
Palm Beaches??20
Sports Coats?520
White Flannel
Trousers?*i 2 to *i8
Linen Knickers-*o
2 to 8 West 38th Street?Street Level
Youth Shot to Death
As East Orange Burglar
Slain by Policeman Who
Surprises Him Breaking
Through Cellar Window
EAST ORANGE, N. J., July 12.?
William Cymanski, nineteen years old,
who, despite his youth, was said by
the police of Newark to be one of the
most hardened criminsls in New
Jersey, was shot and killed early to?
day by Patrolman Beck, who surprised
him as he was trying to jimmy a cel?
lar window of the hwme of Mrs. Frank?
lin Currie, at 66 South Munn Avenue.
The policeman saw Cymanski slip
around to the rear of the house and
followed him from the other side.
When he saw the youth working on
the window, he covered him with his
revolver and ordered him to sur?
render. Cymanski tried to escape and
was shot through the lungs. He was
dead when an Rmbulance arrived.
The Newark police were notified and
detectives came to this town and
identified the body. Cymanski hed in
his possession when shot a loaded re?
volver, extra cartridges, a jimmy, a
"nut nick" anel a large bunch of skele?
ton keys. According to the police, he
had escaped a dozen times from insti?
tutions and officers.
35,000 Transit
Workers Face
Cut in Wages
(Continued from pas" ono)
after the present working agreement
Job E. Hedges, receiver for the New
York Railways Company, admitted that
negotiations with the 10,000 employees
of the line had been in nrogress for
some time regarding proposed wage re?
ductions, but said no concrete propo?
sition had yet been placed before the
men. It was intimated that the work?
ers are awaiting action of the Inter
borough men, and that the schedule of
the latter would be adopted.
Thomas A. Fazarkerley, president of
the la3t named company's brotherhood,
"Tht3 is a condition that was ex?
pected. The men realize that it. had to
come, and that it was inevitable."
At the office of the Brooklyn Rapid
Transit Company it was learned that
the 11,000 men of the system have vir?
tually agreed to accept a reduction of
12 per cent, which it is proposed to put
into effect on August 6.
It, was understood that a few ad?
justments have yet to be made as to
working conditions, but all matters of
controversy are expected to be settled
by Friday, when it is believed the com?
pany will make a formal announcement
of the new conditions.
Charles E. Chalmers, receiver for
the Second Avenue Railway Company,
declared that while he has made no
proposals for wage reduction to the
employees on this line the lower wage
scales of the other lines will undoubt?
edly be adopted.
President Huff, of the Third Avenue
j line, said no steps had been taken to
i reduce the men's pay, but it was inti?
mated that this company would have
! to follow the lead of the bigger sya
j terns.
The three lines in Queens, covering
! the remaining part of the borough not
: co-vered by the B. R. T., cut the wages
? of their employees twelve and a half
i per cent several weeks ago.
Express Wages
Cut 6 Cents an
Hour by Board
Saving of $8,000,000 Year-!
ly to Resuit to Company,
Which Had Appealed for
a Reduction of 16 Cents
| New Scale Begins Aug. 1
?75,000 Workers Affected,
But Lower Rates Are Not
Contemplated at Present
CHICAGO, July 12. ? The Railroad
Labor Board to-day ordered wages
of employees of the American Railway
Express Company reduced six cents an
hour, beginning August 1.
No reduction of express rates is con- i
templated at th?3 time, as a result of
the wage cut, express company ofRcfs?t
said. it ?? estimated that approri- :
mate!? $8,000,000 will' he sliced off the i
annual labor bill of the company by
the reduction. The company employs
bctw| n 70,000 ar.d 75,000 workers.
In its petition to the Labsr Board ;
severa] weeks a^o. the company asked
restoration of the rates of p
effect prior to the board'? $30,0
wage award to express e?tploy<
August 10, 1920. A uniform increase
in rates of 16 cent? an hour was
irrnntt?d by that decision. To-days'
ruling takes ;iway less than half of
130 award.
Hearings at which both sid-^ pre?
sented testimony to the board were
held early in June. The company con?
tended that its labor bill rr.u-:, be
reduced on account of the lack of
business and also because of alleged
lower cost of living and general wage
decreases in other industries.
The American Railway express Com?
pany is B c nsolidation of seven large
companies which were brought to?
gether under the Federal railroad ad?
ministration during the war. The Di?
rector General of Railroads granted
pressmen an increase or' $25 a
in April, 1919, the increase belnc:
??.?? to January 1, 1919. Hours
??' : ?rvice and overtime rules resulted
in increased compensation to th
in September, 1919. A year
later the Labor Board granted its 18
ef'nt increase, retroactive to May 1,
Under the transportation act wag?
adjustments mu". be considered in con
erenca i carrier and the
employees, and in event of disagree
ment 1 t? may be taken to the
The company called its
? ' : h conferences in May,
but the employees refused to consider 1
any ry..
?n&uranee Co. Safe Blown
Cracksmen Get $800 From
]2.">th Street Office
E. W. Lee. manager of the Harlem
office of the John Hancock Mutual Life
Insurance Company, ob the top fluor of
tfa Street, reported to
the police yesterday that burglars en?
tered the office Monday night and after
blow ng the safe made off with cash.
checks and money orders totaling $800.
The burglarr- forced a rear window.'
office who discovered
the burglary found a wire running
: the electric light sockets
to the safe. The connection had been
e thieves to help them in
their operations. The robbers left be?
hind numerous finder prints, which
were photographed by detectives.
564-566 and 563 3Fif?hJta?ttU#*5r 46T-2 ano 47?2 STS.
No/York Paris
"the paris shop of america"
m t?a.
-for town, country, sport or costume wear.
>?for travel, motor or sports.
-for summer evening wear.
Evening Gowns and Dance Frocks
Day Dresses?Summer Frocks
Summer HatS?*? Country, Sport or Town Wear.
Hand-Made French Blouses
Tailored Waists?Sweaters and Slipovers
Beaded Bags?Hand Bags and Paris Novelties
Terms of Sale Are Cash?No Approvals or Exchanges
Tenth Floor ? Lord &l Taylor?Express Elevators
The "Fifth Avenue Limited" on the Busy Man's Schedule?
Lord & Taylor's Express Elevators to The Man's Shop
Price Bottom Touched
Finest Summer Clothes Reduced
THE Man's Shop has reduced to
clearance prices (its whole remain?
ing assortment of three-piece Spring
and Summer Suits.
Added to this remaining stock?and
the real reason for its reduction?is the
season surplus of the tailors who made
our original stock, whom we consider
the best manufacturers in the country.
This surplus has been turned over to
us at prices jar below those paid for our
original Spring and Summer stocks.
We are pleased to be able to pass
the reduction on to you ? necessarily
reducing our own remaining assort?
ments to the same price level.
Better ready-for-service clothes were
never offered to the American public
? suits which present materials and
refinements found only in the finest
product of custom tailors.
Now in our price groups:
- $36, $42, $48 and $56
It has been several years since you
have been able to purchase clothes of
this quality at prices so low.
Business, town - and - country and
golf suits?in best foreign and domes?
tic woolens ? cheviots, herringbones,
heathers, blues, light gray flannels .and
worsteds, tweeds, Bannockburns, pen?
cil strips, plaids, overplaids, checks ?
every tasteful custom pattern.
American and English Topcoats ?
all the broken lots and sizes-?slip-on
models and raglans ? and garbardine
raincoats, at similar sharp reductions.
38th Street
The Man's Shop
Tenth Floor
Complete Mid-Summer Outfits for
Chauffeur and Car Owner
39th Street
Express Elevators
Without Stop
Mens' Oxfords
Reduced to $6.75
From The Man's Shop's
regular stock?product of
American makers?a most
unusual reduction. Black,
tan and white buck. Some
styles broken si:cs, but tull
size range in the assortment

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