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Unskilled Workers Carry
Proposed Reduction Be
fore Federal Body.
Ee^j'iji^s Involving Nine
teen Small lioaus Are Set
for April 4- and 5.
Employees Bring Disputed
Matters Up on Appeal
From Railroad.
Chicago, M;irch 26.?Proposed wage
reductions for unskilled labor on the
New York Central lines will be con
sidered by the Railroad LaVir Board
at a hearing1 on Mai cb 80, it was
announced to-day. At conferences be
tween representatives of the road and
or the employees recently no agree
ment was reached on a wage cut and
the dispute was referred, under the
transportation act. to the board.
Two othfr hearings, involving nineteen
small roads, will be held on April 4 antl 6,
It was also announced. Tlies-* roads al
ready Have reduced wages and the dis
putes were brought to the board by the
employees. The defendant roads for the
April 4 hearing include Alabama. Ten
nessee and Northern: Cornwall. Dp
Queen and Eastern; Northampton and
Bath: Northwestern of South Carolina;
Patapsco and Back River; South Geor
git, and Texas, Oklahoma and Eastern.
The roads involved in the April 6
hearing are Atlanta and St. Andrew's
Bay; Boyne City, Gaylord and Alpena:
Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal;
Butler County; Canton, Georgia and
Florida; Philadelphia, Bethlehem and
New England, and Tennessee, Alabama
and Georgia.
'Interests' Accused by Civic
Liberties Union.
"The National Anti-Labor Campaign"
vat the subject dlscuftsed yesterday at a
luncheon of the American Civil Liber
tie* Union in Allaire's. 143 East Seven
teenth street. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,
Robert M\nor and Prof. Harry F. Ward
were the speakers.
Prof. Ward, who is chairman of the
organization, said the campaign for ai>
open shop is an attack on civil lTxirtios
by which it is sought to take *.om labor
the right to organize. He charged the
"finanoial Interests" iy^' behind the
move, and he attacked the courts for
granting lnjunctiir.s against picketing
by strikers
vri;.or discussed the West Virginia
m'ne war, closing w;th the statement
that the conflict between the coal com
panies and the workers "would neces
sarily continue." Miss Fiynn spoke on
the approaching trial of Sacco and Van
zettl In Boston on a charge of murder.
She said the authorities hnd "trumped
up the criminal charges to get the men
out of the way."
Unions Withdraw From Wage
Hearing in Atlanta.
Atlanta. March 2fi.?Striking fW
plovers of the Atlanta. Hirmlnsfham srnl
Atlantic Railroad withdrew from the,
wage hearing in Federal court here to
day after Judge Sibley had ruled that
tue receiver of the railroad should not
discha rg' 900 m.>n employed to replace
union men on strike.
"There is nothing1 for us to gain her*."
declared Val Fitipatriek, chairman of
the joint brotherhood committee, as he
and the other union men Jeft the court-1
Earlier in the session counsel <or the .
railroad declined to consider a proposal
of the union nu n that thty would call
off the strike immediately and accept
the wtiire reduction if the strikers were
permitted to return to work In a body ;
and at their former status, provided the
court would appoint expert auditors to
examine the company's books to ascer- j
tain If It Is alii" to pay wage* on the
old barts. Representatives of the rail
road declared U00 men had been em
ployed since the etrikers left their jobs
and these men could not be discharged.
Appointed by President to
Succeed John B. Payne.
Washington, March ? Jame? C.
Davis of Iowa, former genial coutv-el of
the ChlcHRo and Xorthwestern RailWa/<
was eppoint'd Director-General of the
jtallroHd Administration by President
Harding to-day to succeed John Barton 1
Pajv?e, who has held the pout during the
past year in addition to the duties of
Secretary of the Interior.
Mr. Davis, who is now serving a? the
Railroad Administration^ general com
pel, will assume chars: - a? Director Mon
day. At the same time ho will succeed
%fr. Payne as iic >nt of t!ie President In
ltgal suits growing out of Government
operation of the railways. The double
designation Is made necessary by a tech
nicality of law.
In announcing the appointment of Mr.
Davis the White Mouse made public n
letter written br President Harding to
the retiring Railroad Plrector and Sec
retory of the Int'-rlor exprewing^ appre
ciation for the l.-Her's services.
"1 cannot nI' w this notion to pass," '
wrote Mr Har Hnrr, "without conveying
to yon Try gratftMdi for the signal ser
vice you have remVrei* fiir , tmtry, not
only in the Important worn you have
done in connection with the administra
tion of tli? railways but also your nota
ble contributions to the Government
service m one of the most, dlff; ult peri
ods of all our history. I em quite <nr'
the country shares the gratitude Which
I so willingly express."
APPMA I, TO lAli I, Alton no AIM).
0r<T'"t Drfpntrh to Tur N'rw ''i?k ltimAi.n.
MfpDT^BTowj*, N. Y.. March 26.- It wna
agreed to-day nt a oonferenc? between
representst i ve* of tinsl-v'.fd la*>or and!
offlrieN of the Ontario and West* rn
Railroad that the question Of reducing
wag"* from cents an hour to it
.?euts an hourShmUl be placed before
The United Stat- Mailroad L?l*?r Board
In Chicago lor a decision, lie r ert -
*1?ee of unskilled labor held out for
tno pt<"?ni rates of pay.
Labor Conciliator Hopes to i
Get Cut Reconsidered.
A conference between Thomas B. !
Healy, executive chairman of the Marino j
Kngineera' Beneficial Association, ;md
Dr. George J. Davis, a deputy concilia
tor of the Department of Labor ?-t
Washington, continued yesterday at th
Hotel Continental on the adjustment of
the wage issue which caused a one day
strike of engineers on coastwise' tow
boats. It lasted four hours. Afterward
Dr. Davis said In-"was hopeful of bring
ing the two sides together and that he
might be able to hold a joint meeting
of union men and towboat operators on
Wednesday next
Owing to the fact that the operators
?pt- scattered along the coust Dr. Davio
! -aid lie had be< u unable to communicate
with enough of them to .--tate the pos
ible reception of the suggestion he
will make for reconsideration of the
proposed wage cut.
Last night Dr. Davis met with mem
bers of the Long Island Sound Towers'
Association at 15 Whitehall street.
| Three members of the association, it wan
j said, ani od to maintain the present
; scale of wages, but requested that before
I the discussion went further there should
1 be a conference with members of the
j Xew England Barge and Towers' Asso
Government Will Complete
Evidence To-morrow.
: Sr-rria 1 Despatch to Thb Ni? York Hktlud.
Macon", Ga., March 26.?Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Powers announced to-day
that he would nol prosse cases against
three and possibly five of the fifty-three
, persons i>n trial on charges of Con
spiracy to defraud the Government of
$1,000,000 in express shipments.
Mr. Powers said he would require pos
sibly one hour Monday morning to fin
ish the Government's case, and at the
<nd of that time he will ask that cer
tain cases be dismissed.
Loading counsel for the defence ard
attorney for thirty-one of the defend
ants stated to-day that he would ex
amine 100^ witnesses, and expects to
take foor weeks for presentation of his
side. The jury continues to be closely
guarded, but is permitted to see motion
picture shows and to take walks.
Jiraci How Preparra tor
Mil roll on WaahinKton.
j Salt Lake City. Utah, March 26.?
I James Kads How, known as "the mll
! lloflalre holio," who Is engaged In form
ing an "organization of unemployed"
1 here, declared to-day that It was proba
ble that a big delegation soon would
j wait on President Harding and request
that work on Government 'projects he
hastened to provide more jobs.
. He said the delegation, which would
go to Washington, would travel afoot,
picking up unemployed on the route and
! that it might number several thousand
I before it reached Washington.
Lohisvim.k, Starch 26.?Trvln Shrews
bury Cokft. Better known as Irvin S.
, Col-"', ifoted humorist and lecturer, who
^served his native State with distinction
' as a Colonel on the staff of Gov. A. O.
Staraej' has been renominated for a
i commission at his former rank.
Hope for Lower Trices Seems
Vain, Says Report of Geo
logical Survey.
Washington, Moron 26.?Consumers
and not the railroads, the operators
or the miners are responsible for present
depression in the bituminous coal in
dustry, Dr. George Otis Smith, director,
and F. G. Tryon com statistician of the
Geological Survey, declared in a state
ment issued here to-night.
A policy of "buy only as needed" is
being pursued, dangerously, by bitumin
ous consumers, the Geological Survey
statement says. Empty coal bins will
be the result, it was said, should a sud
den Industrial upturn develop, as in
such an event the mines would be un
able to produce and the railroads unable
to carry sufficient coal.
Reports of bituminous production this
month, the statement said, show con
stant declines, 6,625.000 tons being the
production for the week ending March
19 as contracted with a weekly pri.uuo
tlon of around 12.000.000 tons several
months ago. During the first week of
tlie present montli 2,tI0o soft coal mines
reported to the Geological Survey, an
average employment of only 19 out of a
possible 4S hours. Only a few hours
were lost at' a few mines, tt was said,
because of ear shortage and but little be
cause of local strikes in Missouri and
The depression in the bituminous in
dustry, the statement said, has resulted
in "a veritable army of unemployed."
Many thousands of railroad employees
slso are out of work, it was declared,
because 204,000 coal cars are reported
Idle on sidings.
"All signs, then, point to the con
sumer as the controlling factor in the
present situation," the statement con
tinued. "Of course, .the coal tn?n baa
r ime to expect a period of <?''?<?? In
early spring, but this year th. slump Li
far worse than normal."
Regarding the attitude of bltumlnoib
consumers, the statement said that gen
eral business depression was not their
inly consideration, but that prices were
deemed to be excessive and many con
sumers, it was said, are waiting for a
"The operator, however," said the
statement, "retorts that the price has
gone down as far as It possibly can;
that with successive wage advances the
tost of coal has so increased that a re
turn to pre-war prices Is Impossible.
"The plain situation Is that the coal
buyer distrusts the coal seller. His
answer to offers of contracts may be
natural, but Is it safe?*'
Binqhamton, March 1 26.?The union
painters of this city are the first of the
tride organizations to accept a cut in
wages. It was announced to-day that
he men had agreed to accept a reduction
of 15 cents an hour, accepting employ
ment ct 75 cents Instead of 90 cents an
hour, the wage scale that had previously
prevailed up to the present time.
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Slack Business Given as Rea
son for Shutdown.
CiAcaqo, March 26.?The Corn Prod
ucts Refining Company at Argo, 111.,
to-day closed its grinding plant for one
week because of slack business, It wai
announced at tho local offices of the
company by F. M. Sayre, general man
Tho company employs more than 2,000
men in tho Argo plant and is one of the
largest corn products refining companies
. in the world. "
The order affects only the^Argo plant,
according to Mr. Sayre. He did not
know whether similar action would be
taken in the company's plants at Edge
water, N. J., and other places.
"The business depression has hit us
tho same as it hati hit other concerns,"
said Mr. Sayre. "We are stopping all
grinding, nltlyjugh we will maintain
office forces and keep men at work In
certain other branches of the plant
"We are unable to maintain our pres
ent overhead so we will shut down the
main section of the plant and maintain
only the forces necessary to continue
The plants at Aixo have been oper
ating on a four day a week basis
since the flrst of the year. Mr. Sayre
said, adding that the matter had been
explained to the satisfaction of the
employees and that he expected no labor
trouble over the shutdown.
Indiana Contractors tjaggest W?g?
Mcale Redaction.
Indianapolis, March 26.?Recommen
dation that building craftsmen accept
a reduction of from 16 to 20 per cent. In
wages has been made by the general
labor committee of the Associated Build
ing Contractors of Indiana, It was an
nounced here to-day.
Following the announcement, Charles
W. Kern, president of the State Build
ing Trades Council, declared the execu
tive board of the council at a recent
meeting held there was no Justification
for such a decrease. At that meeting, it
was pointed out, some Increases were
recommended. All Indications, It was
said, were that the proposed decreases
would be resisted by the union men.
And so in this swift tide of life,
With mind intent upon thenar,
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