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CUTSN WAGES HELD
ESSENTIAL TO ROADS,
Senator Cummins $nd Other
Members of Committee Hope
ful of Future.
HEARINGS TO CONTINUE
Financial and Transportation
Outlook Believed to Be on
the Mend.
Special Despatch to Thi New Yosk Hsbald.
New York Herald Bureau, )
Washington, D. C? May tl. I
Railroad finances and the transporta
tion outlook are on the mend and will
l>e greatly Improved by the prospective
20 per cent, wage reduction, is the Judg
ment of the Sbnate Committee on In
terstate Commerce. This conclusion Is
based on an analysis ot testimony
brought out in the investigation- of cost
of railroad Operation, now in progress
for two weeks.
Chairman Cummins (Iowa) of the
committee, said to-day that he believed
hearings are particularly beneficial In
affording the public a better understand
ing of the difficulties under which the
transportation systems are laboring, and
that this is his main object In obtaining
the testimony and directing the cross
examination.
"I wish to correct what seems to me
to have been a wrong Impression as to
one statement I made during the hear
ings." Senator Cummins said. "In some
quarters I was quoted as saying that
the Federal Government would have to
make up the dellclt Incurred lri railroad
operations. What I said was this:. If
the railroads cannot be self-sustaining.
If they cannot bring their cost of oper
ation and their revenues into proper re
lationship, only two things then aro.
open. First, an appropriation out of
the Treasury to make up the deficit,
which never would be done; and. second,
for the Government to acquire the prop
erty and then pay the deficit out of
the Treasury. By that I mean Govern
ment ownership."
Pressed for a further statement on the
subject. Senator Cummins said he could
not discuss the mat|pr now. ns many wit
nesses ar? still to be heard and the
hearings have not progressed far enough
to establish all the points It Is Intended
to cover. He was emphatic In saying,
however, that reduction of wage costs
is essential.
Other committee members took a
hopeful view of the railroad ? outlook,
basing their opinion not only on prob
able wage reductions, but also on the
facts adduced In the testimony show
ing that material costs are gradually
lowering.
Senator Cummins said he would hear
representatives of organized labor as
soon as the testimony of the railroad
executives is completed. They are to
furnish, if possible, the facts to sub
stantiate their statements that opera
tion of the roads lias been extravagant,
charges that were hotly contested by
President Julius Kruttschnitt of the Nor
thern Pacific, Daniel Wlllard of the
Baltimore nnd Ohio and A. H. Smith of
the New York Central, who Is to con
tinue his testimony next week.
LOWER WAGE ACCEPTED.
Haverhill Ilnlldlnir Trade* Ilea
Agree en Scale.
Haverhii.l, Mass., May 21.?A wage
scale 10 per cent, lower than previous
rates was agreed upon to-day by the
carpenters, electricians, painters and
sheet metal workers and their employers.
The masters had sought a 20 per cent,
cut'. The former scale was fl an hour.
The plumbers and fitters will continue
at the $1 an hour rate until July 1, but
the others will come under the new scale
at once.
The bricklayers, stone masons, plas
terers, cement finishers and hod carriers
are continuing conferences with the con
tractors and If unable to agree will sub
mit the question to local arbitration.
$40,000 JEWEL MYSTERY
ARRIVES ON AQUITANIA
Some One Dropped It on Pier,
but No One Claims It.
A mystery, the solution of which Is
going to be Interesting ni matter how
It turns out. arrived here Friday night
on the Cunard Uncr Aqultanla. It Is a
$40,000 diamond and pearl necklace with
two platinum clasps, which K. I.. Kflly,
customs guard, found on the pier
after the liner's passengers had left.
Nobody has claimed It, and when the
owner appears there wh| be some per
tinent but embarrassing questions to be
answered about whv It was dropped
and why It was not declared If It was
purchased abroad.
The necklace Is at the Appraisers
Stores. Customs orf'uers are looking
over the declarations of the hundreds
of passengers In an effort to get hold
of a clue to the owner. None remem
bers officially examining any $:0,KW
trinket.
DISCUSS DEMOCRATIC DEBT.
White and Marsh Consider Raisins
of f20O,OOO.
Goorge White, chairman, and Wilbur
W. Marsh, treasurer of the Democratic
National Committee, conferred yester
day In committee headquarters In the
Murray Hill Hotel on ways and means
of wiping out the debt. It Is the first
time they have been together since elec
tion day, ns Mr. Marsh la Just recover
ing from a serious Illness.
Within a few days will bs announced
the appointment of a budget committee,
the duty of which will bo to raise the
$2fiO,000 necessary to take the commit
tee cut od debt. Of that amount $100,000
1a a legacy from the old committee. The
present plan Is to apportion the amount
to he collected among the various States,
making the national committee of euch
State responsible for collections there.
Tuberculosis Fight on To-day.
A formidable fighting force will make
lis plans hero In New York to-day to
attack the white plague?tuberculosis.
The antl-tubcreuiosls committee of the
Knights of Columbus will meet here
to-day to begin a national survey and
to devise m^ans of cooperating with
the United States Public Health Ser
vice and with the fled Cross. Dr. E.
W, Buckley of St. Paul Is head of the
committee which represents Hto.noo
Knights and 2,100 councils. Educational,
preventive and curative work will be
planned.
Denver C|uifs Saving Time.
Denver. May 21.?Denver will aban
don daylight saving and return to oh.
servancc of atandard time next Sunday.
In accordance with a t reclamation by
Mayor Bailey tolday. A daylight saving
ordinance passed by the City Coun II.
vps repealed by ati overwhelming popu
lar vote at a city election.
44 HOUR WEEK ISSUE
IN PRINTING INDUSTRY
All Cities of 100,000 Popula
tion Affected.
Chicago, May 21.?The forty-four
hour week In the printing industry In
now an issue in nearly every city of
more than 100,000 population except
New York. Chicago and Indianapolis,
according to Harry Cantrell, secretary
of the Franklin (closed shop) division
of the Franklin Typothetae of Chicago.
The issue will he revived in Chicago,
however, Mr. Cantrell said, by Novem
ber 5, when all contracts now in effect
between unions and employers in the
printing industry will be terminated.
"On November & the boards will be
swept clean," Mr. Cantrell said. "Not
a single agreement of any kind, whether
pertaining to shop practice, wages or
hours of work, will then be effective.
The whole scheme of relations between
employer and employee will have to be
readjusted at that time." i
BROTHERHOODS WILL
PASS ON PAY AWARD
600 Chairmen in Chicago to
Review Report of U. S.
Labor Board.
Cleveland, May 21. ? Approximately
600 general chairmen of the four big
brotherhoods and the Switchmen's Union
of North America will attend a Joint
conference In Chicago on Friday, July
1, to consider and pass on the wage
award made by the United States Rail
road Labor Board, which becomes ef
fective on that date.
This action was decided upon to-day
following a two days' conference of the
railroad brotherhood chiefs here, at
which the Railroad Labor Board's an
nouncement of last Tuesday of Its In
! tentlon of revising downward the wages
| of more than 1,000,000 unskilled rail
' workers was considered.
The board's' announcement said the
amount of the decrease, effective July 1.
will lie made public June 1. At the
same time th. board announced It would
hold hearings on June 6 regarding pro
posals by the railroads to decrease the
wages of "other classes of employees"
and would also make Its decision In
these cases effective on the same date.
The call for the Joint conference was
signed by Warren S. Stone, grand chief
engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers; W. S. Carter, president
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Englnemen; L. E. Sheppard,
president of the Order of Railway Con
ductors ; W. O. Lee, president of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and
T. C. Cashen, newly elected president of
the Switchmen's Union of North Amer
ica.
The call for the joint conference says:
"It has been decided to convene all
general chairmen of the four big rail
road brotherhoods and the Switchmen's
Union of North America In Chicago,
Friday, July 1 next, to consider and pass
upon the award made by the United
States Railroad Labor Board.
' This Is authority for general chair
men to Immediately make request upon
their respective managements for trans- i
portatlon to Chicago and return. In ordei |
to attend this meeting.
"For the Information of all conoemed |
this meeting has been called as a result
ot' a resolution adopted by the United
btates .Railroad Labor Board, as ie
ported in the public press, and which
in part is as follows:
"1. That this board will on June 1,
11*21. announce Its decision covering the
disputes as to wages between carriers
and their employees who have been
heretofore heard by the board, to be
come effective July 1, 1921.
"2. That Monday. June 6, 1901. be set
aside as the date when this board will
hear the representatives of the parties
to disputes filed since April 18, 1921, or
which may yet be filed and docketed
prior to June 6, it being the purpose of
the Railroad Labor Board to make Its
decision of the disputes heard June 6,
1921, effective July 1, 1921."
Respite for Canada's Wife Deserters.
Ottawa. May 21.?Wife deserters who
fled Canada and have taken refuge In
the United States will be immune from
extradition for the rest of this year.
Parliament having decided to-day to
postpone passage of legislation at the
present session.
CLANNISH IMMIGRANTS
DELAY NATURALIZATION
Practice of Settling in Col
onies Is Blamed.
The habit of immigrants sealing in
colonies of their own nationality upon
their arrival In the country is found to
be the principal cause of their failure to
bi>coine naturalized, rather than any un
willingness to be cltlsens, according to a
report made yesterdaj by County Clerk
William Schneider after a study of
the records of 300 Immigrants recently
naturalized.
Their names were picked at random
from the County Clerk's Naturalization
Hureau. Of the 300 considered, 19 have
become professional men, 113 are skilled
workmen, 34 are In business for them
selves, 108 are unskilled workmen and
36 are otllce workers. The 300 were In
the country on an average of eleven
years and eleven months each before
they received flnal papers
A timely word to these colonists,
the report states, would have brought
home to them the advantages of citizen
ship and would have hastened their
naturalization.
Home Lovers,This is Your Sale!!!
Hundreds of Homes Have Been Made Beautiful at a Saving
of Thousands of Dollars, During This Sale. Has YOURS?
Think How This Exquisite Suite Would
Look in YOUR Dining Room!
Regular $925 Value for $437
YOU need no longer put off the fulfilment of your dearest wish?a home of true elegance and refine
ment. Here is YOUR opportunity to beautify your home at a cost much lower than the lowest pre
war prices. The Dining Room Suite, illustrated above, is a very handsome design in the charming Queen
Anne motif. The wood is American Walnut, finished right down to the smallest detail, with that infinite
care which distinguishes all JOHN D. RAAB workmanship. The 10 pieces, comprising Buffet, Server,
China Closet, Extension Table, and 6 Chairs with genuine leather seats, were meant
to sell for $92? based on this year's closest valuation. The price at which we were
fortunate enough to buy, enables us to offer YOU this io-pcc. suite at a saving of
more than ONE-HALF its real value. SALE PRICE ....
$43 7
How
WRIGHT - FOX
Made This
Sale Possible
One of the Oldest and Best Known
Furniture Makers, the
JOHN D. RAAB CO.
of Grand Rapids
is retiring from business. We were
fortunate enough tosecure one-half
the entire stock, on hand and in
process of manufacture, at a price
which makes possible these ttuly
amazing values in Furniture of the
finest quality that Grand Rapids
can produce.
Also Some at Higher, Some at Lower, Prices?All at a Saving of Half Price and More
Beautiful Italian Renaissance Dining Room Artistic Chippendale Dining Room Suite in VeryarticticQueen AnneDiningRoomSuite
Suite inWal., lOpcs. Reg.$1200. Sale price fine Mahogany, lOpcs. Reg.$1100. Sale price iO inAm'can Wal., lOpcs. Reg. $1025. Sale price ?p?/?3
Charming Queen Anne Dining Room Suite C*C,?C AttractivcHepplewhiteDiningRoomSuirein Exceptional Queen Anne Dining Room Suite
in Am'canWal., 10 pes. Reg.$l 100. Sale price qOiD Mahogany, 10 pes. Reg. $1085. Sale price ?pD?J i in Am'canW'al., lOpcs. Reg. $025. Sale price
Another Queen Anne Dining Room Suite in Q-ir AnotherdesirableHepplewhiteDiningRoom A few 8-pcc. Dining Room Suites inMahog. Q-y^Q
rich Mahogany, 10 pt*, Reg. $1100. Sale price Suite inMahog., lOpcs. Reg.$1075. Saleprice Queen Anne motif. Reg.$550. Sale price iO
$
$1150 Chippendale Suite in Mahogany, $578
Another specially beautiful Dining Room Suite in the distinguished can save more than $^oo on this magnificent suite,
Chippendale motif, is illustrated here. This is a io-pce. suite in finest which was meant to sell for $1150.
Manogany of beautiful grain and extremely handsome appearance. You SALE PRICE ???????
Also Bed Room and Living Room Furniture at Amazing Reductions
\
22 East S7tH Street
Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue
_o
Final Clearance
SALE
%
Further Reductions
Throughout All Departments
We have included a new
Collection of
ORIGINAL PARIS MODELS IN
Gowns For All Occasions
Sport Costumes and Wraps
Some of fhem recently arrived, for midsummer
wear, others just released from our own workrooms
and representing the best work in fashionable ap
parel.
The Values Offered in This
Sale Have No Precedent
NEW ITEMS COMMANDING
SPECIAL INTEREST
Summer Wraps and Coats
Latest and most distinctive models of Canton Crepe,
Satins and the various high price cloths like Evora.
Duvetyn, Twill Cord, etc., many richly embroidered
or trimmed with high grade Summer Furs.
SALE PRICES
$50 *75 *95
Regular Values $125, $175 to $250
Sport Coats,Capes & Wraps
A most comprehensive variety of smart and distinctive
models for Seaahore, Mountains, Country Club, Motor,
Yacht, etc.
SALE PRICES
*15 *25 *45
Regularly priced up to $125
Gowns
Afternoon Gowns Evening Gowns
Of Superior quality Can- New elaborate models
ton Crepe, Chiffon Taf
fetas, Laces, etc., in
black, navy, white and
prevailing shades. Sizes
16 to 4.4.
as well as cool Summer
effects of Chiffons,
Laces, Canton Crepes,
etc.
SALE PRICES
*35 *50 *75 *95
Regularly priced at $75, $95, $150, $225
?French Tub Dresses?
Women who appreciate the fine needlework, dainty
hand embroidery and drawn work on French Voile
Batiste, Organdie will be delighted with this new col
lection just released from the Custom House.
SALE PRICES
*20 and *35
Imported to sell at $45, $65 and $8
Sport Costumes
The prevailing vogue for Sport apparel has prompted
us to prepare an exceptionally comprehensive collection
of ultra SMART Models in z piece costumes as well
as frocks of exceptional smartnc?- and distinction, and
these also will be included in this Sale.
SALE PRICES
*35 and *45
Regular prices up to $125
Millinerv
The New Canton Crepe Hats
in black, navy, white, etc.
The New Large Hair Hats
trimmed with beautiful flower garlands.
All at__l
The New Garden Hats
with Beautiful New Flower Trimming in a
Wealth of New Sport Hats
perfectly fresh, just released |
from our workrooms, in French "
felt, fabrics, straws, etc.
5.00
7.50
No C. O. D.'a Without Deposits No Exchanges

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