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TEMPERATURES This morning, 72, this afternoon, 91.
Sun Rises Tomorrow, 5:41; Sets, 7:26. OCALA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, JULY 25. 1922 VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT. NO. 176 MAY HAVE TO MAKE LD0PIHG A GREAT ALL INDUSTRY SOOII WILL BE TIED UP TRIED TO WRECK EAST COAST TRAIN SHIPYARDS MENDING DECISIVE MOVE HORSESHOE LOOP f ORTJ-EIGHT HOURS ROLLING STOCK WEATHER FORECAST-nGenerally fair tonight and Wednesday except probably local thundershowers Wednesday in south portion. OPERATE Tf President Will Try to Prevent Break down of Transportation Bat Isn't Advertising Plan of Procedure Washington, July 25. (Associated Press) The growing impression that the administration is rapidly ap proaching the point in its attitude to ward the railroad strike where a de cisive move to arrest the resulting breakdcwn in transportation might be loked for raised some expectation of important developments at today's cabinet meeting. President Harding, 'who is in personal charge of the ques tion is understood to have received the opinion from some of his advisers that the government can permit- the disruption of "transportation,, to go no further. There was no indication, - however, of the manner , in which the crisis might be laid before the cabinet sefsion. . ' ' . . LABOR BOARD ONLY AGENCY The railroad labor board remains the only agency through which the government can and will deal with the railroad strike situation, though Pres ident Harding is continuing to hold himself in contact with all actions which the board takes in the matter, it was said today at the White House. BIG MONEY PAID FOR LIBERTY BONDS High Premiums Received for 'All That V Are on the Market ' ' New York, July 25. Liberty bonds continued to establish new high re cords on the Stock Exchange today, 3's rising to 101.16; first 44's to 101.C8; fourth 4's to 101.74. POLAKS MAY SETTLE " ; " NEAR FORT PIERCE Fort Pierce, July 25. A party of prominent vPolish-lniericans from "New Yorkxity after an inspection of the territory iii the vicinity of Fort Pierce had announced that the estab lishment of a colony of. natives of" Poland to the number of 200 is prob able, i The announcement .tended to confirm rumors that the party had purchased a large tract of land near here from W. H. Byingham, of New York city, who has extensive real estate holdings in St. Lucie county. , A syndicate composed of Prof. C. V. Williams, member of the faculty of ,,the Kansas State Agricultural Col lege, Charles A. Scott, for seven years state forester of Kansas, and Dr. C. W. Hobbs, head of the veterinary surgery department of the Kansas - Agricultural College, has purchased 1000 acres of land several miles west of this city with a view to colonizing it with Kansans. WILL START A DAILY PAPER AT KEY WEST Tallahassee, July 25. Elgin G. Curry, until recently connected with , the office here of State Comptroller Amos, has announced that he will be ' gin publication of a. daily newspaper in Key West within the near future. Mr. Curry's announcement, stating that the paper would be named "Th Key Wester," declaring that its pur pose would be to "spread the faith and love of God amongst men, to fos ter and create patriotism for our flag; ' to protect our home and business from the hypocrite and especially to the uplifting and the advancement and the fostering of prosperity of the state of Florida, the county of Mon roe and all its inhabitants thereof." I - : VICTIM OF ORGANIZED LABOR'S VIOLENCE Wejlsburg, W. Va., "July 25. The charred body of the eighth victim of the Cliftonville mine battle of July 17th was found in the debris of the N burned mine tipple of . the Richland Coal Company the sheriff announced today. ILLINOIS MINES ARE . CLOSED INDEFINITELY Chicago, July 25. Members of the Illinois Coal Operators Association said today there was no hope of im mediately reopening the Hlinois rainesA .. Advertisers are always lire wire. For the First Time, Tourists This Autumn Will Have an Unbroken v Road Thru Florida . The Marion County Motor Club has been advised by the field department of the American Automobile Associa tion that as a result of written pledges secured by the various motor clubs in the state from boards of county com missions, motorists are assured that by October first and after, it will be possible to enter Florida by way of Jennings and leave it by way of Jack sonville and vice versa. The high way from the St. Mary's river in Nas sau county from the Georgia' line thru Duval and St. Johns counties will be in good condition by October ist, and as the result of the action taken by the St. Johns County Motor Club, the state road department will keep the brick roads thru St. Johns and Flagler counties in good condi tion. Due to the action of the Day Lona and Palm Beach Motor Clubs, the highway from Flagler county south to Miami and south from Mel bourne on state road No. 4 will be in good condition. . From Melbourne to Kissimmee, Lakeland, Tampa and St. Petersburg the road will be in good condition and as the result of agree ments entered into by the county com missioners ancl bond trustees of Mar ionj Alachua, Columbia and Hamilton counties, the highway from Lakeland to Leosburg, Ocala, Micanopy, Gaines ville, Alachua, High Springs, Fort White, Lake City, White Springs, Jasper and Jennings will be easy to travel at all times on and after Octo ber 1st. .;. Due to the constructive program of the Georgia state highway commisV sion and board of .. county commis sioners of Lowndes county, Georgia, there will be no bad spots by October 1st on state road No. 7 through Geor gia," and those motoring into Florida ibis year will be able to make the horseshoe run around the state on a good highway, and can enter the state byj way i of Valdosta and White Springs, going to South Florida and leaving by Jacksonville, or coming in by way of Jacksonville and leaving by Valdosta, seeing practically the entire state of Florida and Georgia on pass able roads for the first time in history. LABOR BOARD WILL RECOGNIZE NEW UNIONS As Soon as They Can Prove Majority Of Their Men are at Work Chicago, July- 25. (By Associated Press). New railroad labor unions proposed by the carriers will be recog nized by the United ' States railroad labor board whenever they come be fore that body with a dispute, provid ing they can prove to the board their membership contains a majority -of men then' at work on the roads affect ed, board members said today. SURVEY ST. JOHNS FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SANFORD Washington, July 25. In the rivers and harbors bill now before the Sen ate it has been provided, as a result of efforts on the part of Senators Fletcher and Trammell, that there shall be a survey of the St. Johns riv er from Jacksonville to Sanford. It is v proposed to deepen the channel of the river if the engineers' reports are favorable. TEXAS DEMOCRATS THRU WITH SENATOR CULBERSON Dallas, Tex., July 25.-r-The Texas election bureau announced last night that it was virtually certain that for mer Governor James E. Ferguson had nosed out Senator Charles A. Culber son as the run-off man to oppose Earl B. Mayfield, who led for the 'democrat ic nomination for United States sena tor hi Saturday's primary. A glance at the proposed tariff schedules confirms rumors that the crumbling Peak of Prices is to be re stored to its former lofty grandeur. Brooklyn Eagle. Ireland's trouble is that she's trying to get a union suit on over her Ul ster. Washington Post- It is not; quite clear that the labor plank Mr. Gompers wants is not a railroad board. Manila Bulletin. Starvation Will Begin to Grip the Big Cities With a Few Weeks More of the Strike Chicago, July 25. (By Associated Press). The railroad strike, combin ed with the coal strike, is being brought home to the public today through announcement by leaders in several industries that unless speedy settiemetn is reached the closing of Iants with resulting unemployment, ationing of fuel and food supplies and the crippling of public utilities would result. The steel plants, especially in the east, will be closed on wholesale scale if present conditions continue until August, according to the head of one large corporation. Industrial cbal is said to be unobtainable at any price inl New York. - In Chicago increases of from $5.25 to $15.25 a ton in coal prices is announced. A shortage of coal cars in the bituminous fields has caused an appreciable decline in pro duction. ' The close relationship the strikes are assuming is seen in the statement of H. B. Thumbower, of the Wiscon- :n railroad commission, that if the trike . lasts an additional two weeks. rail transportation in that state will be at a standstill. SHERIFF MERRITT WOULD BE A LIFE-SAVER f v Wants a Law to Compel Motorists To Come to a FulTStop at Rail . road Crossings Fort Pierce, July 25. Sheriff Mer- ritt, who was recently installed in that office, believes that the next leg islature should enact a law requiring motorists to come to a stop at the railroad crossings. Sheriff Merritt says that hardly a day passes but that news dispatches do not contain stor es of fatal accidents at the crossings. e believes the "Stop, Look, Listen" sign should be taken seriously. Ordinarily," said Mr. Merritt, in discussing) the proposition, "I am op posed to the passage of new laws to add te the volumes already supposed to be in effect and would rather favor the repeal of a god many that have already been enacted. . You can hard ly pick up a paper without reading of some horrible - crossing tragedy that could have been avoided by the exercise on the part of the car driver of just a little common sense and cau tion. To require the driver to bring his car to' a dead standstill would not necessarily inconvenience anyone, neither would it result in the loss of more than a minute or two. On the other hand, such a law, if enacted and enforced, would without question re sult in the saving of many lives every yar." , y I'd like to see the proposition agi tated and discussed throughout the state until public sentiment was aroused to such an extent as to de mand the passage of such a law by the next legislature. The situation is such that something must be done o check the heavy toll of life, not so much for the sake of drivers who per sist in daring fate by scooting over railroad .crossings without investiga tion, but rather for the sake of the innocent who are mangled or killed through their foolhardy carelessness." A law containing provisions along the line suggested by Sheriff Merritt was recently put into effect in Vir ginia. The first day of its operation, constables were placed at crossings throughout the state. Wholesale ar rests followed its first day's enforce ment. One serious mistake was making the two hottest months of summer thirty-one ' days each. Memphis Press. We burn 1,000,000 more gallons of gas daily than we did last year. Times are certainly bad. Terre Haute Post. The problem seems to be how John Barleycorn can repose beneath the sod but nevertheless rule the wave. Cleveland Commercial. - The coal deadlock invites picking. Washington Post. It was certain at the outset that Mr. Taft would cut quite a big figure in England. Omaha World-Herald. Section Foreman Found Switch Lock Broken and Prevented a Whole sale Slaughter St. Augustine, July 25. Officials of the Florida East Coast announced that a section foreman inspecting the track at Tocoi junction, near here early to day, frustrated a deliberate attempt to wreck passenger train No. 38, Key West to Jacksonville. - The foreman found the switch lock filed, and broken, the switch, thrown open and propped with a piece ofvwood. The train was crowded with passengers today and it usually passes Tocoi junction at high speed. Railroad special agents and deputies were rushed to the scene and an attempt is being- made to get bloodhounds on the trail, of the would-be wrecker. SAVING RUSSIANS FROM STARVATION - t -. New York, July 25. How a band oft 150 Americans is able to direct the' feeding of nearly 10,000,000 starving Russians is depicted in advices receiv ed from Moscow by the American Re lief Administration. r The organization is similar to the army supply system; Headquarters are in Moscow, which corresponds geographically to Chicago. Ten divis ions, executive, administrative, sup ply, traffic, liaison, communications, medical, finance, motor transport and special investigation, operate from this point, forty-seven Americans comprising the staffs. The entire American personnel is distributed into twenty-four districts, each district, save four railroad cen ters, being in charge of a supervisor responsible to headquarters at Mos cow. These groups serve an area of nearly 4,000,000 square miles, larger than the United States. Districts ad jacent to the-Volga valley, the heart of the famine region, receive- the greatest attention. From Kazan, the seat of the government of the Tartar republic, south to Astrakhan at the mouth of the river on the Caspian Sea, every rail head on the Volga is manned by American units.' Here sixty men supervise the feeding . of more than 5,000,000 people. In the Ukraine and the Crimea, the five strategic points of Kiev, Khartov, Odessa, Elkaterinoslav and Theodosia are the bases of supplies from which twenty-seven Americans direct child feeding and food remittance deliver ies, i Refugee kitchens and stations ' for food remittance are operating at Vitebek, Minsk and Gomel, providing for the district west of Moscow to the Polish border. Beyond the famine zone on the upper Volga, Americans are in charge of transfer warehouses at two points, and also at two inter mediate points between Moscow , and the Volga. Corn is shipped directly through these centers for tranship ment to famine centers. Thus every thickly populated center of Russia is covered. ' Moscow and Petrograd have independent supervis ion of child-feeding and food remit tance. In each about 35,000 children are fed. ' This gigantic .task is being accom plished in aAand where telegrams take two or three days in transmis sion; where messages must be trans lated, transmitted, then re-translated; where, through misunderstandings in punctuation, messages like this . are received: "Cars numbered 6013280913 4899 NPX have left today for Sa mara"; where one is advised to take a train on Tuesday and therefore pre pares to go to the station along about the following Thursday; where jour neys of ordinary length, a thousand miles or so, are spoken of as "five or six days away"; where the traveler covering 2000 miles must cook his own food and wash his own clothes while he rides. Yet, with such handicaps, the , ad ministration has succeded in moving nearly 200,000 tons of corn from sea ports to interior districts, in shipping daily 3000 tons of food from Moscow; in sending out 2500 food packages daily to the districts; and in equipping 1400 hospitals with all the necessities of such institutions, including 500,000 sheets and an equal number of blan kets. Ho-hum is the way most people feel about it when one set of Germans does something cruel to another set of Germans in Germany, Toledo Blade. Government's Emergency ' Coal Con trol Program Will Make No Distinction in Persons Washington, July 25. (Associated Press) The government's emergency coal control program will begin to function within forty-eight hours. Secretary Hoover in announcing this today said ratification of the emerg ency plan for distribution and restric tion of unfair prices by operators as sociations is'expetced within that time but if co-operation is withheld in any district the government would pro ceed to appoint the necessary local committees. The plan is intended-to kipply to all coal produced, "whether irom union or non-union field's, Secre tary Hoover said. . . FEDERAL COAL COMMISSION The creation of a federal coal com mission of three members - to be ap pointed by the president to investi gate the coal industry and recommend legislation to Congress is proposed in a resolution introduced today by Chairman Borah, ofrfhe Senate labor committee. WILL PROTECT WORKERS . - ' v The immediate policy of the govern ment in the coal strike situation was declared at the White House today to be a continuation of its endeavors to furnish , protection to the men who are willing to work in the mines and put into motion machinery decided upon for "the distribution of the fast dwindling coal supply. PENSIONERS COMPELLED TO WORK AS STRIKEBREAKERS (Press Information Service) Cleveland, July 25. Faced with the tragic alternative of losing their live lihood or . breaking , fraternal ties which have bound them to their labor union for half a century, many worn out employes of the railroads are be ing ordered back to. service as strike breakers under penalty of losing the retirement pension which is their sole source of income. These aged em ployes, after years of faithful service to the railroads, were placed in the human scrap pile by their employers with sufficient pension to sustain life. Many of them have been faithful members of the railroad labor unions for forty years or more, and wear the honor badge of these organiza tions. Reports coming in from various railroads of the country . show that certain unscrupulous executives : are now ordering these old pensioners to return to work and "scab" cn their brother workers out on strike, with the alternative of losing their :. entire pension. On the other hand,! if they act as strikebreakers, they will be ex pelled by their brotherhoods. Some of the most tragic dramas of the present strike are being enacted in the homes of these old pensioners, many of whom are facing actual star vation rather than imperil the inter ests of their brother workers. "How can the railroad companies - expect greater loyalty from their employes, these old pensioners ask, "when a re ward justly earned by faithful service is used as a club to . compel us to be tray our brother workers struggling for a living wage?" 1 Strange things happen. A woman arrested as a pickpocket claims she has never been married. Port Worth Press. ' .. . ' .. One graduate got through college by writing short stories Maybe he wrote them to his father. Younstown Telegram. You can't put new wine in old bot tles, but it isn't difficult" to put an old Beveridge in a New seat. Atlanta Constitution.. It may be that some people . lack backbone because too much of it has ben concentrated in-the knot at the top. Lincoln Star. It looks as if the tariff bill would clap a big- duty on returning prosper ity., New York Tribune. t';-;: In the building trade houseclean ing has to come before housebuild ing. Brooklyn Eagle. "if hootch is essential to a success ful merchant marine, let us be thank ful that competing ships dont furnish opium pipes; Passaic News- Railway. Engines Going to Marine Shops for Imperative Repairs New York, July 25. Use of ship yard machine shops for repairing roll ing stock of the railroads is the latest development in the shopmen's strike in the east. A general survey of the shipyard plants is being made and some contracts have Deen awarded. Plants under consideration - are the New York Shipbuilding Comnanv. at Camden, N. J, the Todd yards, Brook lyn, yards at Cleveland. Ohio; Norfolk and Chicago. , BLAKE'S AIRPLANE CAME DOWN IN BELUCHISTAN Intrepid Aviator Will Have It Repair ed and Resume His Flight London, July 25. (By Associated Press). The airplane in which Major Blake, a British aviator, who is at tempting a round the world flight from England, crashed to the ground at Sibi, British Beluchistan, Saturday. The aviator escaped injury but the plane was so badly 'damaged it will take weeks for repairs. ELMER MAY STAY OUT Dover's Resignation Didn't Create t Much Splash in the Political Duckpond Washington, July 25. President Harding has accepted the resignation of Elmer Dover, assistant secretary of the treasury in charge of the inter nal revenue' and customs, it was an nounced today at the White House. WILDCATS LOST FIRST . GAME IN AUGUSTINE Ninth Inning Rally Gave the Victory To the Mulleta" The Wildcats lost their first game of a Ahree-game series in St. Augustine yesterday afternoon when the Mullets got loose for three runs in the last half of the' ninth and won the game by a score of four to three. The game up until the last stanza seemed an easy victory for the -Ocala team but lady luck deserted them in the ninth and the Mullet3 snatched victory from what seemed certain defeat. Ocala ' made one run in the first inning and two in the sixth. The Mullets scored their first run imthe seventh and then added three in' the ninth when they took the gamef rom the astonished Wildcats. ' v Ocala's battery was Overstreet and Overstreet. The Mullets got eight hits off Overstreet. Hernandez and Colee did the work for the Mullets. The Wildcats hit Hernandez for five safe ones. The Wildcats cut their er rors down some over, the work of last week. Only four mishaps were charg ed to them yesterday while the Mul lets had six miscues to their credit. Score by innings: - R H Ej Ocala ........100 002 0003 5 4 Saints .........000 000 103.. 4 8 6 -.. , ; ; - v BAND CONCERT A SUCCESS The concert of the Ocala school band which was given last evening on the courthouse square was welcomed by a large audience and the seventeen young ' people who compose this or ganization gave a very creditable en tertainment which was appreciated by all who heard it. The purpose of this concert was to raise funds with which to buy a bass horn, and when the sil- ver one ring was coumea it was iuuau that the sum of $45 had been secured, which will assure the band of securing A X J ' i- - 1 a good instrument. ' The band wishes to thank the public for its interest in the band's work and " the generous and substantial support which they have been given and espe cially to thank Mr. Lord, leader of the Ocaal band and the Ocala band for their co-operation. They also wish to thank Collier Bros, for their assist ance which jnade last night's concert possible.' , - To many American ocean travelers the first three miles are the longest- Toledo Blade. The ex-kaiser says very little about the war in his book. But then he saw very little of iC New York Tribune.