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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
WEATHER FORECAST -.-;70!i: Friday fair south, increas es c OUU1WSS north portion, with r:n by nis.hu warraor. Saturday r.ra.iy fair, colder north portion; -r..r,R E,,;nh to wcst win, jn north , -rtion I riUav. 1 COTTON NEW TORIC, Dec. 1. Cotton closed, steady at a net loss of 23 to 53 points. Spot cotton quiet. 17.53. kU INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL THIRTY-SECOND YEAR 16 PAGES PHOENIX,- ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1921. IS PAGES VOL. XXXII, NO. 219 An V P 1 BRITAIN -TRYING TO BRING JAPANESE TO HUGHES NAVY RATIO 'Anglo-Japanese Alliance And Acceptance Of U. S. Naval Limitation Proposal Forces Britain To Use Her Influence With Nip ponese; Question Of Naval Ratio Again Submitted To Tokio Cabinet WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 Great Britain, as the ally of Japan, is using her influence to bring Japanese views in the naval ratio dispute into harmony with those of the United States. With this development, Japanese plenipotentiaries again have submitted the question to Tokio. The nature of the latest move for a solution of the ratio problem is not disclosed but tt is indicated that Cireat Britain had found a double in terest in the success of the negotia tions, because she has accepted in principle the American 5-5-3 pro fjosal and because, on the other hand the is in alliance with Japan, who asks for a ratio of 10-10-7. All principals on both sides refused tonight to recognize the situation as a deadlock. The American delegates, Jt was said authoritatively were even declining to regard Baron Kato's proposal for an increased Japanese rength as a formal presentation of the Japanese viewpoint. They were confident. It was eclared, that the 18-10-7 proportion would be aban doned before Japan's final (statement of position is placed before the con ference. ' Tt is apparent that if the proposal f t the Japanese statesmen ia not to ' r-e regarded as formal, the reason ! lit-s in the fact that it was not passed across the table" at a formal ession of the conference or any of lis subdivisions. Baron Kato's request for an in crease over the American ratio was communicated to Secretary "Hughes and A. J. Balfour at a meeting of the three Tuesday. In relating his government's position, the Japanese plenipotentiary touched on the rea sons which impelled him to make the request and asked that the question cf national needs be taken into ac count in determining the new naval relativity. In response Secretary Hughes and Mr. Balfour made plain the opposi tion of the American and British del nations to vitally changing the basis of ratio determination and Baron Kato indicated he desired before go- ins further to communicate with his government. - Conversations are to be resumed when further advices come from Tokio. A new attempt was begun today to settle the long debated Shantung controversy but in view of the status of the naval negotiations the Shan- tunc conversations were looked on Vy many delegates as a small part of the main picture. Secretary Hughes and Mr. Balfour, exercising their "good offices" met with the Japanese and Chinese' delegations for a preliminary survey and then left American and British "observers" on the pround to aid in whatever way they can to bring the two groups into agreement. The part taken by Mr. Hughes and (Continued wi Page Two) GOVERNMENT WILL IKE EFFORT TO BRING f KID U.S. TO ANSWER GRAND JURY'S CHARGE Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Arouse! Vy the departure of Charles W. Morse. New York shipbuilder, from the country just as the government is shout to place before a federal grand Jury its investigations of Ills' trans actions with the shipping board, fed eral officials are considering tonight what moans may be taken to bring him back. It is hoped, department of justice officials said, that word can be sent . in time to permit Morse's detention r Havre. France, tomorrow when the French tteamer Paris, on which he tilled from Now York, is to dock, l'.ilv today the Justice department called on the navy department to tend a destroyer to meet the vessel .--ifiido of Havre and take Morse off. such order was issued and navy ri.in! declared later they were without authority to act in that man ' Tonight a plan to cancel the pass- Tort issued -ir- .uoise was uimei JL!,i. r i-.on. The effect of such ac- ii is understood, probably would , 'ti.at the French government night, under representations from the 1 ritod States, refuse to permit him to ''voanwhile K. A- and H. F. Morse -1 . ..f if Morse. through their at- I.Tliey their tat.K had sanea unuer a i';ns sued to him in nis own name jv-t vi'hont knowieoce oi bj - intended action before the '.1 V-iry. It vi as their belief, the ('in. "'iit said. that, the government v M.'isi" bad sailed before this ited aCtH'M noemne niiu.wi :...',;u!ed under the advice of Carolina Farmer Kills Hunter Who 1 Crossed Property Republican A. P. Leased Wire FLORENCE, S. C, Dec. 1. Fay Boston. 18. was killed and his brother Alger, was seriously wounded today when their hunt ing party was fired upon near Johnsonville. J. C. M. Benton, said to have fired UDon the party. Is reported to be hiding in a swamp while a posse of citizens is sur rounding the place. Fin Boston, father of the dead boy, hearing of the shooting drove to the scene. He also was fired upon, a bullet passing through his hand. - - - . It is reported the shooting be gan when the hunting; party crossed Benton's property line. Two Prisoners In Pima County Jail Escape Wednesday Republican A. P. Leased Wire TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 1 Two pris oners held here on serious charges escaped from the Pima county jail late Wednesday night and local au thorities are concentrating their en ergies upon search for them. Fran cisco Torres, charged with grand larceny, and Manel Cordoba, charged with burglary, were the prisoners in volved in thi ja.l delivery and no traces have as yet been discovered giving a clue to their whereabouts. Both prisoners had been in the Jail for about two months and alter ex cellent behavior were believed to be worthy of being designated as trus ties. They were supposedly shovel ing coal in the basement of the jail, and were no. line er close suveillance at the time of their escape. Their departure was not learned of by the authorities until several minutes aft er they had walked out of the base ment. Sheriff Ben Daniels is personally directing an intensive search for the two prisoners today and hopes to be able to announce their recapture be fore the close of the day. his physician, "that he would have to undergo an operation if he desired to have his life," the statement said. adding that he would return when ever his presence was desired. Justice department officials de clared nothing was known of Mr. Morse's departure until it was re ported from New York last night. Morse was granted a passport sev eral months ago, etato department officials said. High government officials were not inclined to discuss efforts being made to effect the return of Morse. Secretary Denby said he had not been requested to furnish a destroyer to take Morse off the Paris and that he could not have taken him oft a foreign ship if he had been asked to do so. Beyond declaring that the govern ment would make every legitimate effort to bring Morse back, neither Elmer Schlesinger, general counsel of the shipping board, nor Fletcher Dobyns, special assistant in charge of the case, would discuss it. One method to prevent Morse from landing in France, shipping board of ficials intimated might be through a request to . the French government pointing out his possible undesirabil ity as a citizen due to old charges which were dismissed. It was learned that the department of justice was considering every possible method by which Morse could be brought back. NEW YORK, Dec. 1. For years a power in hanking and shipping cir cles, Mr. Morse faced his first serious (Continued M Page Iwu) Over Million Men Given Employment During Past Weeks Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 The number of the nation's unem ployed has decreased by mora than a million during recent weeks, according to an estimate of the national conference on un employment, announced today by Secretary Hoover. He said that while some of the unemployment decrease might be only tempo rary, reports indicated consider able improvement. Unemploy ment estimates at the present time kere between 3,500,000 and 4,000,000. o All National Guard Officers Of Pueblo Battery Quit Posts Republican A. P. Leased Wire PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 1. Resigna tion of all of the officers of Battery "A" Colorado national guard, located in Pueblo, Wave been presented to Governor Oliver H. Shoup, according to Captain R. A. Talbot. This ac tion, it was said, has been brought about by the insistence of local busi ness men to have the new armory erected in the downtown district in stead of at the fair grounds, which, the officers declare, is a better loca tion for their purpose. It is also understood that a petition signed by a majority of the members of the troop has been circulated and will go by mail to the governor tonight. Similar action has been taken by the cavalry troops, it ia said. o More Of Wrecked Tug Sea Eagle Is Washed Ashore At Gearheart Republican A. P. Leased Wire ASOTIA, Oregon, Dec. 1. More wreckage from the tug Sea Eagle was found today on the beach be tween Columbia ' Beach and Gear heart. Six life preserve, a hat marked J. Doyle, two cans of hard tack, a locker box with the hinges broken off, two oars, a quantity of redwood decking, five ships doors, several window frames, a vessel's flag staff, a woven rope fender and other wreckage were found by Ed Wiseman of Clatsop. This wreckage is beeved here to be conclusive proof of the Sea Eagle's destruction. The tug was last beard of while tow ing the schooner Ecola to Marshfield. o Hutchinson Bowlers Take First Place In Des Moines Tourney Republican A. P. Leased Wire DES MOINES, Dec. 1 The Hutch inson's ice cream five-man team of Des Moines shot into first place here tonight in the annual mid-west bowling tournament by rolling a score of 3017, which sets a new asso ciation record. The team shot 1017 and 1025 In their last two games. The new leaders were one of eight local teams who shot today, the schedule allowing howlers a rest. o Eight U. S, Prisoners Escape Transport In Harbor At San Pedro Republican A. P. Leased Wire SAN PEDRO, Calif., Dec. 1. Eight federal prisoners being takvn on the transport Henderson from Bremer ton, Wash., to the Atlantic coast, escaped through an open port while the Henderson lay in harbor here to day. Records aboard the vessel did not indicate why the men were held. Yakima River Rising From Melting Snows Republican A. P. Leased Wire YAKIMA. Wash., Dec. 1. After rising a foot last nightj the Yakima river today added sis-tenths of a foot more as the runoff from melt ing snow throughout the valley found its way into the rirer. So far no damage is reported but continuance of the rise is expected because of rain that has fallen during most of the day. United States reclamation officials said all the storage reservoirs except Bumping were nearly empty and a sudden rush of snow water from the mountains could be held back in a great measure for at least 24 hours. o Seventy Two Houses Burned At Ronquillo Republican A. P. Leased Wire NOGALES. Ariz., Dec. 1. Seven ty-two houses in the Ronquillo dis trict of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, were destroyed by fire last right, ac cording to word received here today. The Ronquilla district contains many of the best residences in Cananea. This was the second big fire in Cananea within two weeks. Several days ago almost an entire block of houses was destrojd by lire there. The origins of both fires are. un known . Just To Remind You DAV5TILL CURI5TAA1 25 Ten Killed And Sixty- Injured In Train Wreck PORTLAND, Ore. Dec. 1 Ten killed and 60 injured was the toll in human life and suffering taken in a head-on collision of two Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation company passenger trains near Celilo, Ore., early today according to latest re ports tonight to the company's head offices here. The list of dead was increased later today from six to 10 by the finding of the bodies of four unidentified men in the wreckage. They were said to be railroad laborers. Company officials said an investigation was in progress to determine the cause of the collision. UNEMPLOYED AND CRIMINALS JOIN. IN VIENNA RIOTS Explosion In Jail Proves "Kick" Of Bisbee Home Brew Republican A. P. Leased Wire BISBEE, Ariz., Dec. 1 A series of explosions in the city Jail this morning caused police, fearing an attempted ja-H break, to search every cell and prisoner. No aims or explosives were found. Other explosions attracted the attention of the officers to the "evidence room." where they found scores of bottles of home brew, seized in raids several days ago. either blown to bits or on the verge of exploding. Dikea were built to keep the main floor of the jail from being flooded. KILLS BABY AND ENDS OWN LIFE Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, Dec. 1. Two theories were advanced tonight by the police in an effort to solve the mystery which shrouds the death of 3-year-old Margaret Coughlin, whose body, dismembered with a saw and half cremated in a basement stove, was found today in the home of Ralph Penses, a neighbor of the Coughlin family. The body of Mrs. Penses was found in an upstairs room, her throat slashed with a bread knife. Absence of any motive was ex plained by the theory that Mrs. Penses had killed the girl in a fit of insanity and had committed suicide when detectives attempted to enter her home. This theory was supported by an announcement of Dr. W. S. Hickson that the Penses family, Mr. and Mrs. Penses and their two daughters, had all been adjudged dementia praecox cases Oct. SI, 1918, following a family quarrel. The other theory was that Mrsi Penses had given the baby poison she had mistaken for medicine and then had become frightened and at tempted to conceal the child. This theory was supported by Tenses' statements that his wir had told him the girl had becomerill when at the Penses home Wednesday evening. Penses and his two daughters are being held. The Coughlin baby, daughter of Edward Coughlin, a po liceman, went to the Penses home to play Wednesday. When she failed to return the Coughlins became alarmed and upon questioning Mrs. Penses declared the child had become ill and gone home. i Search for the girl ended today when Coughlin was attracted by smoke issuing from the Fensrs home. The doors were battered down and the girl's body was found dismem bered in the basement, part of it in a wash boiler under which a fire had been lighted. Upstairs, with her throat slashed, the body of Mrs. Penses was found shortly afterward. Penses and bis two daughters were arrested. The daughters asserted their mother was very fond of the Coughlin baby. 2BYSZKO THROWS GOBAR INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. 1. Stanislaus Zbyszko. world's heavy weight wrestling champion, defeated Jatrinda f lobar, Hindu grappler, in straight falls here tonight, winning the first in 27 minutes with an arm scissors and the second in nine min utes with tlr; same hold. OBREGON CAN'T MEET FOCH AUSTIN, Texas. Dec. 1. President Obregon of Mexico stated he would be unable to accept Governor Nous invitation to be in San Antonio De i .' cember 7 to meet Marshal Foc.h. in a message today, pressure of official business wis the reason given. . 0 UN Republican A. P. Leased Wire VIENNA. Dec. 1. In the wide spread rioting which occurred here today many Americana staying at the hotels were attacked and some were subjected to rough treatment. Mrs. Hand, wife of a colonel of the United States army, and her daughter were robbed of furs and clothing, but on the same floor. Colonel and Mrs. Miller, U. S. A, displayed the Amer ican flag: and spoke English, and the rioter withdrew from their room. The New Bristol and the Old Bris tol hotels were partially wrecked and were looted to the second floor. Inquiries at hotels disclosed that many guests were robbed of clothing and jewels, in some instances the jewels being torn from the ears. Seemingly 1 the most rowdy ele ments swept through the inner city; thev were joined by the worst crimi nal classes, committing all kinds of excesses. At 7 o'clock tonight the streets were aulet. The Associated Press correspond ent asked a policeman, who idly watched the wrecking of the Hotel Imperial if there were not sufficient police to handle the situation, tie replied: "We are tired of shooting anfl being shot. These people are hungry and desperate; so are many of us. Today's disturbances were the most serious since the downfall of the monarchy. In the inner city prac tically every unshuttered window was smashed. All the famous restaurants and hotel frequented by foreign visi tors were entered, looted and partly wrecked and the luxury shops robbed, while police watched without inter fering. The disturbances are described as due to the growing scarcity and cost of the necesalties. They had their in ception in a general strike in the in dust rial suburb of Floridsdorf. The workmen marched, to parliament and were joined by thousands. A depu tation demanded abolition of the stock exchange, confiscation of for- fContinucd on Page Two) PRESIDENT'S OSAGE TO CONGRESS WILL BE DEVOTED TO TARIFF Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 President Harding's message to the nev con gress next week, it was declared in high official circles today, will deal principally with the tariff and tho merchant rarine. Of the tariff, Mr. Harding is ex pected by those close to the White House to say its revision and passage as early as possible is urgently nec essary and that it should be stripped of such provisions as would endanger or unduly delay passage. Concerning merchant marine ques tions he is expected to take a definite stand for the granting of some sort of ship subsidy, probably in the na ture of preferential rates and routes as supplementary to the granting of free tolls to coastwise shipping through the Panama canal. It was expected also that the president would discuss section 24 of the Junes act, dealing with the abrogation of trade treaties by the executive. Study of the situation was said to have developed a fooling by admini stration officials that it would be difficult, if rt impossible to carry out provisions of this section. Tarriff matters, senate leaders In sisted, will occupy the prominent position in the message. It was as serted Mr. Harding would ask that rates in the house bill, now in the hands of the senate finance commit tee, be fixed on the oM basis of in voice values ratTur than on the lieiise provision of American wholesale val uation. His reason f..r that stand, according to sonic of his counsellors, was that he had been assured it would be better to 'apply the new system piecemeal thau by empluyins Arbuckle Witness Found Drugged In Frisco Hotel Room SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1 Mrs. Irene Morgan, defense witness in the Arbuckle trial was found uncon scious at noon today in her room at the Clift hotel. According to the house physician she had been drugged. The testimony of Mrs. Morgan, who said she served overseas in the Canadian forces and was under fire at the second battle of the Marne, was vigorously attacked by the pros ecution. Systematic police search was begun tonight for the stranger alleged to be responsible for the poisoning of Mrs. Irene Morgan. Los Angeles nurse and defense witness in the trial of Rnscoe Arbuckle. The district attorney announced his en tire force would aid in the Investiga tion. Mrs. Morgan was found -unconscious In her hotel room. She told of being accosted last night and again today by a man sho had seen during the Arbuckle trial. She said the man had given her candy twice and that both times eating this candy had been followed by illness. No connection between Mrs. Mor gan's experience and the trial in progress has been discovered, author ities eaid. SIX ARMED IN STEAL S6Q.QDQ Republican A. P. Leased Wire JACKSON, Calif., Dec. 1 Six men armed with sawed off shotguns blew open the safe of the Argonaut mine, oen of the richest in California, and escaped with more than J60.000 in gold amalgam in two automobiles driven by two others wno nao acieu as lookouts during the robbery. Sheriff George W. Luoot, who was en the rood about an hour afterward with a posse, was searching in the direction of lone late today, roiiowing a renort that the robbers had headed out of the mother lode into the San Joaquin valley. The loot was a months cleanup for the mine, whose production averaged nearlv 1 100.000 a month for the last 33 years. Its weight was 433 pounds and the robbers apparently were apparently aware of the fact that the mine's plates had just been-scraped preparatory to melting down bullion today for shipment. The amalgam was "in the form of balls of ore mixed with quicksilver. The two mill men on duty, Rees Williams and James Podesta, were overpowered and bound with ropes, but Williams managed to back up against an emery wheel afterward and rub the rope in two. He hen re leased Podes'a. but they found the bandits had cut the telephone wires at the mine and so were delayed In giving the alarm. Red bandana masks, strangely rem iniscent of a '49 celebration recently held at Jackson were worn by the men whom the mill men said were well dressed and apparently familiar with mine operations. The mine is own-d by the Argo naut Consolidated Mining company, of which John T. Smith of New York is president. Among the other own ers are the Harmon estate of Chi cago, M. D. Adams of Milwaukee, Wis.. Charles Loughridge of Denver, E. A. Stent of Sa n Francisco, and John Raggio of Stockton. Calif. It is 4.900 feel deep, one of the deepest in the state. til's plan on all commodities at once. To that end, it was stated, the president is expected to urge an op tional provision in the measure, em powering him to apply to home value basis where, after certain surveys, it is found to be advisable or neces sary. Such a course was regarded by congressional tariff builders as obviating the necessity for comput ing the rates on what opilbnents of the American valuation plan describe as unknown quantities. Mr. Harding went into details of the legislative program at a dinner tonight attended by Senator Lodge, Republican loader; Curtis of Kansas, Penrose of Pennsylvania and Watson of Indiana. It was understood that the president requested ami the sen ate loaders agreed that the allied debt refunding bill should be taken up immediately and rushed to passage. As a result of the agreement, Mr. Harding was expocted to omit refer ence to the funding measure in his message. It was stated however that the president had requested all senators with whom he has conferred in the last few days to lend their as sistance in having the bill enacted. The president was represented as believing some alterations should be made in the house tariff provisions with respect to American alwalion. It was also predicted after tho con ference that Mr. Harding would not discuss the question of adjusted ooin- I perisation f r former service men In his message. Indications also wore ! given, it was declared that in nddi ! tion to discussing merchant marine I question pi-ominenotly he would also lake them up in a later addiess. . AMALGAM FROM ARGONAUT MINE iminiii iiitfiDi nvre nc umun livii luilu ui PACKING HOUSES TO RESIST WAGE CUT Strike Order Issued By Of Meat Cutters Union Will Involve About 45,000 Workers In Fifteen Cities And Brings To Climax Controversy Extending Over Three M onths Period CHICAGO. Dec. 1 A strike of all union packing house employes in all plants where wage reductions " were put into effect Monday was ordered for December 5, by the execuctive committee of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Harbor Workers' Strike Is Settled In New Orleans Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW ORLEANS. La.. Dec. 1 The strike of 12,0)0 harbor work ers was settled tonight at a confer ence ketween representatives of the !4 onions involved and the New Orleans Steamship associa tion. The men. who have been on strike for a week will return to work tomorrow. Settlement was said to have been reached substantially on the basis obtaining for the loading of ships at Galveston. - An outstand ing feature of the agreement was an increase from 187 to 225 In the number of balei constituting a day's work for c Jtton loaders be fore they can dra.w over time pay. Advisory Board Supports Hughes' Naval Proposal Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Four re ports dealing with submarines, land armament, aircraft and new weapons of warfare. Including poison gases, were adopted today by the American arms advisory committee. Prepared by experts at the request of Secretary Hughes, Chairman Sutherland declared that the reports contained much information bearing vitally on the big problems of the conference. But whatever the view point set down by the experts Mr. Sutherland emphasized that the com mittee of 21 stood solidly behind the American naval proposal. Adoption today by the American advisory committee of a report on submarine warfare prepared by Ad miral Rogers was construed as Indi cating no divergence of view between civilians of the committee and navy officers as to the legitimate place of submarines among naval weapons. The navy generally holds that un derwater craft are a desirable addi tion to the fleet and no more sub ject to misuse than battleships. It is believed the committee w hicn is rep resentative of American public opin ion indorses this view. Illegal use of submarines naturally, it was said, would be condemned by both naval officers and civilians. When the question of submarines comes up the American arms oeiega tinn will have the backing of Ameri can nublic opinion as gleaned by the American advisory committee to sup port American opposition to any pro posal to abolish submarines or limit their size in any drastic ucgree. DISMANTLE SHIP PLANT MOBILE. Ala, Dec. 1. Disman tling of the shipping' plant of the Chickasas Shipbuilding and Car companv, a subsidiary cf the United States Steel Corporation, began to day. The plant was a product of war-time and cost several million dollars. The company constructed 14 steamships. ; Details Should Not Be Neglected THE twentieth cen tury is an age of fashion, taste and re finement expressed in careful attention to the details of dress. There are firms listed among the many trades and profess ions in the Republi can's Business Direc tory who pay espec ial regard to this fac tor in dress. When You re Looking for Anything Refer to The Arizona Republican's Classified Business Directory Executive Committee Dennis Lane, secretary of the Butcher Workmen's union tonight is sued a statement saying: "All attempts to negotiate a fair adjustment of wage rates by offer ing an agreement providing for arbi tration between packers and the em ployes have failed. The Joint exec utive committee representing all in ternational unions affected do now advise in accordance with the strike vote of the rank and tile that all packing house employes in all plants where wage reductions were arbitrar ily ordered into effect Nov. 28 or any date thereafter, cease all work at o'clock Monday morning, Dec 5." Cities where packing house em ployes are organized are Chicago, Mil waukee, South St. Paul, Sioux City. Omaha, Denver. . Nebraska City. SL Joseph. Mo, Kansas City, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, East SL Louis, St. Louis. Albert Lea and Aus tin. Minn, and Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Iowa. About 35,000 union workmen are employed by the "big five packers and about 10,000 union workers em ployed in smaller packign plants, ac cording to President Hayes. About 20,000 of the union men were in Chi cago, ha said. According to Mr. Hayes' figures there are approxi mately 45.000 organized workmen and about 15,000 Unorganized employes The packers have claimed that the majority of their workmen did not belong to any union and have never recognized the unions. Unions affiliaid with the butcher workmen and which are also ordered to strike, include steam and operat ing engineers, stationary firemen, railway car men. coopers, carpenters, blacksmiths, electrical workers ana steam fitters, sheet metal workers and machinists. There are about 8000 men in these allied crafts, Mr. Hayes said. "It has been our experience In past strikes that the majority of the non union men walk out with the union workmen," he said. "In that event fully 60,000 workmen ma be af fected." The strike- order Issued today will bring to a climax a controversy be tween the packers and union em ployes extending over three months. During the war packing plants op erated under the Alschuler agreement and all disputes were referred to Fed eral Judge Samuel Alschuler for ar bitration. This agreement was ex tended for a year after the war and expired Sept. 15. At that timt the "Mir five" pack ers Armour (c, Wilson & Co., Swift & Co, and the Cudahy Packing Co. inaugurated a system of plant cofnerences and stated their inten tion of dealing directly with their employes through conferences. In October the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America took a strike vote be cause it was asserted that the pack ers did pot recognize the union. A canvass of this vote, according to union officials disclosed that more than S0.000 workmen had voted to strike and, 3,000 had voted in oppo sition. Last montfl the four packing com panies began holding assemblies in the various plants, following which it was announced representatives of the workmen had agreed to a cut In wages and had cither fixed the amount of the decrease or allowed HEMSTITCHING THE HEMSTITCH SHOP Has moved from SIS N. Centra to 301 N. 1st Ave. rhone 1411.