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“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” 0 VOL. XVII., NO. 2391. ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. _____ » SOCIAL, ECONOMIC REVOLT IN GREAT BRITAIN MENACES Labor Leaders Threaten “Di rect Action” Unless Unem ployment Is Relieved. LEGISLATION "DEMANDED Idle Workers in Ugly Temper Over Government’s Alleg ed Dilatory Tactics. LONDON, Jan. 17.—Demanding immediate legislation to solve in some way the problem of unemploy ment in Great Britain, labor leaders are Issuing warnings of a serious social or industrial upheaval, involv ing “direct action,” unless the Gov ernment acts promptly. “If nothing is done within the next six weeks,” said J. R. Clynes, members of Parliament, to Dr. Mac namara, the Minister of Labor, in the course of a discussion with labor leaders, “a situation may develop that will threaten the life of the state itself.” There is said to be an ugly tem per among many of the 1,000,000 or more unemployed over what they regard as dilatoriness on the part of local and governmental authorities in taking steps to meet the situa tion adequately. About 100,000 of these idle men are in London. Homeless and destitute, they have seized about 30 suburban public li braries, baths and assembly halls. Prom some of these they have been forcibly ejected by the police and this has caused more ill-feeling. Delegates from employment com mittees in a score or more ot Lon don boroughs have recently formed a central council, which is holding secret meeting at which "direct action” is planned. What form this “direct action” will take is not divulged by the leaders, who proclaim their inten tion to act Independently of the Labor Party or trades unions; but Dennis Jennett, the chairman of the committee, told The Associated Press representative they will be of a startling nature. “Seventy-five per cent of the Lon don unemployed are ex-service men,” Jennett said. “We are not out for loot, but we want work provided at once. Deputations to cabinet min isters result in vague promises and don’t help us. Relieving acute dis tress is by no means our full pro gram. Wre want to reshape the rela tions between capital and labor. Workers of all trades must he ad mitted to control of enterprises. We propose to make this our main issue, and get all workers to adopt this idea. This, we realize, is not at tainable without a hard fight, and we are certain there will be a big social upheaval this winter.” Latest Bulletins By Naval Radio BUENOS AIRES. Jan. 17.—Damage estimated at many million pesos has been caused by depredation of out laws who are said to control the whole of the interior in the Santa Cruz district west to the Chilean border. The bandits to the number of 1,000 or more, are pillagng crops, and ranches, destroying agricultur al machinery and killing and pillag ing the inhabitants. FRESNO, Cal., Jan. 17.—Evidences of incendiarism have been found in connection of investigation of fires in the homes or business places of five Japanese occuring during the last three days, the Chief of Police announced .today. The fire bugs' ac tivities are believed due to racial an tagonism. One fire badly damaged the warehouse of Kamakawa Broth ers, one of the largest mercantile firms in the city. WASHNIGTON Jan. 17.—Chairman Joseph W. Fordney of the House Ways and Means Committee, here after a conference with President elect Harding at Marion, Ohio, told members of the Committee this after noon that Mr. Harding has indicated he would call a special session of Congress for April 4. THRILLING ADVENTURE PARALLELED . . I.":■■■■ —..._=n U. S. Navy Baloon A-5598, in which three American lieuten ants mr.de record flight from Kockaway, N. V., into tlie frozen wilderness of northern Canada. Naval Aeronauts’ Experiences During and After Now Fa mous Voyage Over Untrcdden Fastnesses of North Similar to Those of Bennett Cup Racers. NEW YORK, Jan, 17.—Aviation’s thrilling history, filled with adven-! turou3 journeys in balloon and air plane, already contains a story par alleling the oitl- creator! by the tllgiit into the frozen fastnesses of north ern Canada which lias focused the news-hungry readers of the world on the three American naval lieutenants who recently completed it. In 1910 two New York airmen, Alan It. Hawley and Augustus Post, were lost among the untrodden wild erness of Canada for seven days after treveling nearly 1,200 miles! through the air from St. Louis in the ballooon America II They floated northeastward for two days and two nights, crossing over the Great Lakes and beyond the outposts of which are few and far between in the northland. Des pairing of finding a suitable landing | place, they brought their gas bag! down into the dense trees, neding a trip that won the Gordon Bennett trophy and set a new record for! distance, and beginning a tramp j over unknown land that dwarfted, in public interest their thrilling ex-, periences in the air. Push Southward. Extricating themselves from the limbs of trees entangled in their basket, Post and Hawley tramped along a stream and later around the hem of a lake, as the woods were inpenerable and trackless. For four days and four nights they pushed southward, through snowstorms, rains and stabbing cold winds, and with little to eat. Hawley wrenched his knee and the pair stopped to rest at the first restful place they found—an old cave. lhere they prayed, exchanged confidences to be carried hack by whichever one lived if either failed to get back home, and then took a fresh start. The next day they came upon a shovel—the first sign of civ ilization they had encountered—and a few yards further a tent. Met By Trappers. They spent the night in this tent r.nd the next morning, going down to the side of a lake their pierced the air with yells of greeting. From across the water came a reply, and then two trappers in a canoe. The trappers took the airmen down a river in canooes for two days until they reach Chioutime, a settlement, from where they communicated with tlie world they had left, and began their trip to New York. They had left St. Louis October 17 and the first word came from them Oct. 26 A balloon trip that ended above tlie North Sea, was made by Captain Von Schaeck during the 100y Gor don Bennett race, which started from Berlin. A passing steamer spied the guide rope splashing though the water, and towed the balloon back to the coast of Norway with the rope secured to the stern of tha ship and the balloon floating overhead. Being lost to the world was not a new experience to Lieutenant Wal -- - - « (Continued on Page Seven.) WILSON CANCELS PAROLE OF LORD MAYOR OF CORK Secretary of Labor Holds O’Callaghan Must Reship To European Port. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—The pa role of Daniel O'Callaghan, Lord Mayor of Cork, who arrived at New port News two weeks ago as a stow away, without passports, has been cancelled by Secretary of Labor William B. Wilson, who announced | that the Mayor had permisson to land only for the purpose of re shipping on a vessel bound for a foreign port. O’Callaghan last week, while the Government was considering whether he should be deported, testified be fore the Committee of One Hundred investigating the Irish Question, this having been his announced purpose in coming to the Unted States. Bandits Shot by Police After Attempted Robbery — KANSAS CITY, Jan. 17.—Two of four bandits who attempted to hold up a suburban bank here Saturday were shot and seriously wounded by motorcycle policemen, who had re ceived a tip on the robbery and were in waiting. One of the wounded robbers dragged hwnself to a wait ing automobile and escaped with his two uninjured companions. The other was captured. Mrs. Cora Wil son, who was emerging from a near by store at the time of the fusillade was wounded in the leg by a stray bullet. Oie Hansen Breaks Up Meeting of Socialists RACINE. Wis., Jan. 17.—Former Mayor Ole Hansen, of Seattle, last night disrupted a Sociajist meeting, at which Irwin St. John Tucker, indicted under the espionage act, was the principal speaker, when he challenged Tucker to debate. The latter declined the challenge after the audience by a standing vote had disapproved such procedure. Huge Quantities of Arms Surrendered by Germany PARIS, Jan. 17.—Marshal Foeh re ports that the Germans have sur rendered 41,000 cannon, 29,000 un mounted cannon, 1G3.000 machine guns, 2.SOO.OOO rifles. 1G.000 airplanes and 23,000 airplane motors. SEAPLANES MAKE 3200 MILE FLIGHT TO PANAMA CANAL Twelve of Fourteen Flyers Complete Trip from San Diego in 18 Days. WARSHIP RESCUES ONE Plane, Forced Down Into Sea, Picked Up by Destroyer, Munford, Crew Safe. PANAMA, Jan. 17.— Naval offi cers today were enthusiastic over successful completion of the 3,20(1 mile flight from San Diego to Pan ama by the twelve navy seaplanes arriving here Saturday evening. The trip, regarded as one of the most hazardous ever attempted, was made in eighteen days elapsed time, with nine stops, only one of which was a forced landing. Two of the fourteen planes which started from San Diego had not ar rived yet early today. One of them was forced to descend into the sea 25 miles off San Juandel Sur and was picked up by the United States Destroyer Munford after drifting helplessly for several hours. News of the safety of the aircraft’s crew was received in a wireless message from the Munford, intercepted by the battleship New Mexico and re UiJ OU HCi c. The squadron was commanded by Commander John H. Towers, wlic won fame as flight commander oi the trans-Atlantic air voyage in 1919, Strict Sunday Blue Law Measure Is Introduced NASHVILLE, Tnn., Jan. 17.—Opcr ntion of passenger and freight trains in this state on Sunday would be prohibited by a bill introduced in the State Senate. The bill, !t was said, was but. the first ot several oi the blue law type to be introduced, would also ban Sunday baseball and other sports, publication of news papers. operation of all stores and all buying and selling except where charity or necessity demands. The bill took the regular course. BOSTON', Jan. 17.—For carving a statue on Sunday, Leo Toschi, a sculptor, was fined $10 in municipal court. Toschi, who appealed, was charged with doing unnecessary work on the Sabbath. Surgeon General Pleads For Additional Hospitals WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—Surgeon General Cummings of the United States Public Health Service, plead Ing for additional hospital facilities, today declared that half the sick ami wounded veterans of the world war are quartered In hospitals of “flimsy and inflammable construction." lie said an appropriation of $30,0l)0,00u should be made to provide 30,000 ad ditional beds. Congresswoman Recalls Days of Parson Treating WASHINGTON. I).C., Jan. 17 Miss Alice Robertson, Representative elect from Oklahoma, recalled olden days in discussing prohibition today. She said that when her grand-father was ordained a minister such a big crowd gathered that he felt impelled to open three barrels of whiskey to assuage its thirst. Salvation Army Commander, Taken 111, Cancels Lecture SPARTANSBURG, S. C„ Jan. 17.— Commander Eva Booth, of the Salva tion Army who was taken ill here last week was forced to cancel he; lecture engagement here in conse quence, today had recovered suffi ciently to leave for Greenville, S. C although still very weak. Belgian Metal Workers Vote to Seize Foundries BRUSSELS. Jan 17.—Metal work era of Chatalinu. where many iror foundries are located, are reporte' to have taken a secret ballot favor ing occupation and exploitation o i the foundries on communistic pi in 1 ctples. ■-■ Every Sinner Will Be Given Stiff Dose Of Own Medicine, Claim j i - i ZION CITY, III., Jan. 17— i Rvery sinner will be punished with an overdose of his own j medicine, according to precepts | set forth in "Hand Book and | Guide to Hell", advance sheets of which were issued today by Wilbur Glenn Voliva, Overseer of the Christian Catholic church of ZWn. The smoker will be locked in a den filled with tobacco smoke the tobacco ehewer will be itn mersed to his neck in a vat of tobacco juice, the drinker will pass a term of purification in a natatorium filled with hcer and whiskey, the book says. I L BRIAND SUCCEEDS IN FORMING NEW FRENCH CABINET _ I New Premier Presents List To President, Issues mentState of Policy. PARIS, Jan, 17. — Artlstide Briand, former Premier of France, lias succeeded in organizing a cabi net to succeed that of former Pre mier l^eygues, resigned, and today presented the names of its members to President Millerand for approval. M. Briand was asked by the Presi dent Saturday to form and head the : new ministry after Raoul Peret, | President of the Chamber of Depu ties, who previously had been invit eif to do so, encountered difficulties of such dieouraging nature that he abandoned the task. In a formal statement issued to day, Premier Briand said France lias the warmest desire for a friendly footing with Great Britain and America but that the Versailles Peace Treaty must be fullfllled. At the same time he expressed hope that the fulfillment "would not bring us in contest with our] friends.” -♦ ♦ - Victims of Shooting May Both Recover, Doctor Says I Having passed two of her worst crises, Mrs. Georgia Stanton, shot i early Saturday morning by a 45 70 J rifle in the hands of Delbert Roper, I has a very good chance to recover, ; Dr. H. C. DeVigne, physican in ! charge of the case, said today. According to Dr. DeVighne, about the only danger to Mrs. Stanton now is the possibility of contracting pneumonia from the wound that pen etrated her right lung. Each hour and each day that she lives, accord-1 ing to Hie doctor, increases her chances for ultimate complete re covery. Roper is now out of danger, ac i cording to Dr. DeVighne, and his, i recovery will only be a question oi ! time. It is understood that as soon a Roper lias recovered sufficiently from his self-inflicted wound, he will be arrested by Federal officers on charges yet to be filed. -- Woman Swallows Marked Money, Destroying Proof RICHMOND, Va„ Jan 17—Mrs Mollie Richardson today foiled police j plans by chewing up and swallowing a marked five dollar bill, which was to have been used as evidence against alleged bootleggers. • • - Madame Galli-Curci Is Married to Accompanist ST LOUIS PARK. Minn., Jan 17.— Madame Amelita Galli-Curci, world famed singer, was married to Home, | Samuels, her accompanist, at noon Saturday. Opium, Valued at $20,000, Seized at San Francisco san Francisco", Jan n- on. hundred and ninety seven cans oi' opium valued at $20,000, was seized by Government authorities dining search of a Japanese vessel arriving, here Saturday. 1 WIDE AREA SEIZED BY MILITARY, MACHINE GUNS MOUNTED, BARBED WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS ERECTED DUBLIN, Jan. 17.—Crown forc?s today occupied a wide area of Dublin. Houses commanding streets in the occupied districts were seiz ed and residents of the upper floors were given twenty minutes to move their effects downstairs. Machine guns were placed in windows and barbed wire entanglements erected around the entire area, virtually imprisoning all inhabitants of thedistrict. MISS ELIZABETH H. BOHN Tbe industrial nurse ot tbe future will be as a bridge between tbe in dustrtal plant and the borne and as a mediator between tabor and cap ital, according to Mis* Elizabeth Hallam Bobn, borne economies spe cialist. "it is not only a question of tbe benefits which tbe industrial nurse brings to tbe health of tte employe,” says Miss Bonn. “Besides eliminat ing sickness and fatigue, she does a great amount of Americanization work as well. Her Importance can not be overestimated." Industrial nursing la one of tbe big new fields which are opening to women today. No hospital expert ence is necessary, for her to enter (his field. Prominent Men Protest Anti-Semetic Propagand; BENNINGTON, Vt.. Jan. 17. — j protest against anti-Semetic propa ganda bearing the signature of for iner President William Howard Tall Cardinal William H. O'Connell an other prominent men was made puli lie here today by John Spargo, Sc cialist writer. President Wilson an President-Elect Harding also hav issued statements of protest, Sparg said. Soutli Carolina Mills Pay Big Dividends During 1921 NEW YORK, Jan. 17—Two .1 v on cotton mills in Spartanburg Count} South Carolina, having total < apit.i of $8.90S,9u0 paid stock J.v-ik-nd of $0,058,000 and cash dividends o $2,184,049 during 1920 I strictest secrecy surrounded the • motive behind the move but it was j assumed that the military authori ties had either received word of a | new Sinn Fein plot and were tak ing precautionary measures or that ' a house to house search for suspects was to he instituted which might lead to organized armed resistance. SERVICE ON AIR LINE TO ALASKA INTERIOR SOON New Transportation Company To Operate Aircraft from Anchorage This Month. (From Alaska Bureau of Seattle Chamber of Commerce.) SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 17.—An nouncement has been made by the Alaska Aircraft and Transportation Company of Anchorage that passen ger service to Interior point will be started this month. The company Is i com peed of Anchorage capital, and i is tinder the management of J. P. jTolman, one of Alaska's aviators during the war. Ohe hundred and fifty men are 1 employed at present by the Navy I Department in developing the Eska I Creek coal mines In the Chickaloon district. A branch line will be built 1 from the Government railroad Into the mines in the near future. A committee consisting of A. Bun ! zen, J. P. Todd and Prof. J. N. Cobb, :of the University of Washington, j have been named to secure data to 1 present to Congress In support of a request that Congress act to pro , mote the herring fisheries of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. They* were named by a mect'ttg of her ring fishery men and those inter ested in saving the Alaska herring fisheries, built up during tho war and now threatened by fish imported from Europe. The meeting was held at the Alaska Bureau of the Cham ber of Commerce and was presided over by William Calvert, Jr., chalr 1 turn of that bureau. District Communication Superin tendent Lieut. Frank Lutkel, gives notice that the acceptance of traffic over the Keyport-Cordova, St. Paul l Vladivostok circuit has been sus i pended until further notice. This is i by reason of a serious breakdown In - the radio sets at 9t. Paul station and - It is considered unlikely that traffic . will be handled until next autumn. • i Repairs will be affected next eum - mer but the usual static season will make it impossible to maintain com 1 miniicatIon until autumn. American Relief Workers Escape Turkish Captivity NEW YORK Jan. 17.—Two Ameri I ran relief workers, C. H. F. Crau tiiorn, of Boston, and Martin L. Aea • vcr. of La Junta. Colo., who have . been virtual prisoners by the Turkish 1 Nationalists In Urfa, Asiatic Turkey, i have escaped and are on their way f home, according to advices re. lived today by the Near East Relief. 100,000 Prisoners in Moscow Living in Shadow of Death RIGA, Jan 1 ’.--Latvian host ages, returning home from Moscow, state that all the Moscow jails are overcrowded with prisoners, tin number imprisoned being more than 100,000, one-fifth of all the inhabi tants of Moscow. All mouasterle' in the city have been turned into jails and even the upper story of a large rubber works has been fitted up so as to accom modate 20,000 prisoners. The conditions in the jails were raid to be indescribable. One of the hostages referring to the conditions during June and July .said: We i were living under the shadow of )*- -t!> Every night 60 or 80 pris on* rs v re torn from Jail for execu t ion." Owing to the constant feeling of he ncarm-s of death many of the ! risoners became insane and many feel ill from underfeeding, the host age nddc d Last month the Lettish prison ers cieclared a hunger strike as a protc t against their impriaonment. wliic1 almost amounted to a breach of the peace treaty between Latvia e nd Russia. They were freed at the i 'quest of the Lr tv tan Ambassador.