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Labor Leaders Threaten “Di
rect Action” Unless Unem
ployment Is Relieved.
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
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.
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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
Being lost to the world was not a
new experience to Lieutenant Wal
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(Continued on Page Seven.)
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
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.
Twelve of Fourteen Flyers
Complete Trip from San
Diego in 18 Days.
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
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
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
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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.
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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]
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Victims of Shooting May
Both Recover, Doctor Says
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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
"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
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.
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
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.

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