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MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, March 1$, 1920
Np. 30
Going Concern of Tine Setters to
Join Medina Investors and
Make Own Tires in a Medina
The auto tire company figuring
with Medina merchants over the prop
osition of locating in this city came
to Medina Monday afternoon anil met
with the committee of five Messrs.
Longacre, Hoover, Codding, Hyde, Mr.
Pelton being absent and discussed a
tentative proposition from the auto
tire manufacturers. A few other
business men, not understanding that
it was to he a gathering of the com
mittee, were also present and took
part in the 'deliberations.
The proposition was received, look
ed good to the committee, was en
dorsed as a committee, and it was
then determined to hold a meeting of
those who had subscribed to the Eaton
proposition in the evening. The call
was sent out to these subscribers and
at 7:30 such a gathering was held.
Nearly all the subscribers total
ling about 40 with an .aggregate sub
scription of 38,000 were pitesent
at the (evening meeting. The propo
sition presented was about on this
The tire company has some 58,000
in the bank at present There are
$3,000 in good bills receivable, about
$3,000 In stock, tire molds, patterns,
patents, etc. There is a business of
. about 1,000 Tires a month worked up
and going with no debts whatever.
There are 86 stockholders in the pres-
i ent company, $18,000 preferred stock
in force and $6,000 .common; fcvi-
dends are due and the cash is in the
treasury tto meet it. Uhe company
is largely a selling organization and
as such has made good.
The Medina proposition iis to organ
ize a company with $800000 capital
and take ouer the .old company, rear-
ganizing- Preferred stock; in the oM
company will be tstken up with new
stock, share for share. In the old
company, the preferred bjflders re
ceived half as much common as they
purchased preferred. In the transfer
it is planned to give them tfie same
common as they receive preferred,
bettering their condition in - the new
as to holdings tat relinquishing some
thing they know for something as yet
; an experiment.
For this the did company tarns over
All iis holdings cash an banik and
bills receivable jus well as its more
tangible assets. The president of
the old company as ginen similar po
sition in the new with -,an assurance
of continued tenure in effice. The
other officers mh hold as per the
terms in fine bylaws. .. President to
receive a salary .tff $5fltt0 ; and one
per cent, on sales, .-a much less oast to
the company than if usual-y paid. and
the president promhtg m .ttat hisssys
tern and organization is more com
plete. Twenty thousand .cash; it to
be paid j he president, in. liquidation of
obligations of the old company not. as
yet taken, up In the otrgamz&tion rd
conduct of the business. The' five
old directors to holdxrer for a yens-
and the four new one to cone from
.Medina -irwestort. The office of the
(Company is to be removed to Medina
and the wlioje oumness, guractica iiy, to
be conducted at this home office.
The board of directory in th1 sur
render of their present stock will re
ceive $25,000 of the new stock, came
ration as the analer stockholders .will
receive. The board of di motors are
not to receive any bonus and the .com
pany is to receive just what has ibeen
outlined above. The Medina ,com-
ay, after absorbing the old, will
s oyer everything good Will, pa
tentfy rights, .equipment, satesfowe,
furniture, stock on hand, bills receiv
able no bills payable eash in bank
and the Whole working force and sell
ing force of the company. In other
words Medina is to get a going con
cern, with bright prospects for un
precedented expansion and with a fens
iness meeting all expenses and ac
cumulating moneys for dividend pur-,
poses, according to the committee. By
the time that the Medina plant cer.
be built and set to manufacturing per
fect tires the business, .should, easily,
be double and perhaps treble what it
Is now.
The past few months' operation of
the present company has earned it
dividends equivalent to 14 per cent on
its stock in force, it is stated. In
the great expansion contemplated this
condition will naturally be disturbed.
A vote pf those present was taken
on the proposition of raising the nec
essary money in Medina and taking
over the old company and going
ahead. This was carried unanimous
ly; those voting were from among
those who have subscribed on the
Eaton proposition.
A tentative agreement was drawn
up and the committee of five were
authorized to enter into an agreement
with the old company to make the
combination. The old company will
now take the necessary steps to trans
fer its business and holdings which
will likely take 30 days for its con
summation. There is but one chance
in a hundred that anything will arise
to stop the transfer, and the officers
of the old company and Medina's com
mittee of five are going ahead on the
supposition tha the whole matter is
settled. Every Medinaite is asked to
get behind the proposition and boost
and it is promised that before snow
flies again we may see a rubber plant
m iuii operation m tnis city.
John Potter Beach, of Sharon Cent
er, diedThursday morning, March 11,
and his funeral was held from his
late home on Sunday, March 14. In
terment was at Sharon Center.
It is supposed that Mr. Beach drop
ped dead and that the cause of death
was heart trouble. , He was found
dead in the barnyard and had been
dead for some little time. A neigh-
"bor discovered the raccideht and car-
vied him to the house. He was dead
when founfif and nothing coald be done
for him.
Mr. Beach was a single man, he
was 66 years old, and helhad no pre
monition of death.
Wave Twists and Drives' Hint
Headfirst Into Sand at Jiot-
tom of lfcjy Complete Paral
ysis Follows.
Homer Root; a nephew of A. J Boot
Sounder of tfteibee and honey industry
in Medina, was brought to this -city
Monday. Bens partially paralysed
and .rvquires file constant care of
friends, his sister, Miss Evelyn Boot,'
earing for Jura at the present time.'
Tiheyniave taken rooms 'here and it
is intended to .stay for same time with
the hope that. Mr. Root imay fully re-
Homer Root was injured eight
months ago, hit, spine being broken, it
is :said ; the outcome being almost ab
solute 'paralysis. He was injured an
the eacoast near Point Comfort, Va
while surf swimming. In tome man
ner .a wave caught him, asfhe attempt
ted ifco dive, driving hit, head in the
sanfl mm a peculiar twast, ;and as lti
is snposed, fracturing one of the.ver-.
tebrae. When he failed to come upl
from his. dive, friends rescued hun,j
but he .w.s badly, injured and so far
has not recovered his .accustomed
When iKScued Ihe was token to a
fchospitail snear Point. Comfort, from
where: he was removed to Faarview
'hospital Cleveland, i some four months
ago. Hehas so far recovered that
he. can move about some, aits np at
times, and ibopes ame entertained that
he may become biuisdf again. His
steer is jng htm.lher undivided at
tention and (friends ,a-e doing .all in
their powea- .to aid hfav in getting .well
Wr. Root iis a young man, single,
hasmany tieJntives hare, but for some
time, before 'the accident lived in fine
East. He was so seriously injured
at the time ofitthe accident Stat e
could , not ewsn .jnove any of hie.mus
icleg. .
me doctors ,uk upon his cane .as
quite .peculiar., ;ajud friends who were,
with mm at tneipme, anc saw the ac
cident, fail to offer a solution to tlat
Proposition. Several were wading
out into the surf together,, no one mot
ed .anything peculiar about, his dive. on
the way .the waves caught, him, ana
it was ortjy whep ifte failed ;to come to,
suna.ee max .any apprehension
was felt. It is a aid that one migUit
dive an hundred timen just as he did:
and not seceive any injury. Has;
arienas teej tnat be mil yet jfet well,!
and if he dnes they feel that ;jiis re-1
eovery will next to narveIons.
The first meeting of fflaseball ,elig-
ibles was held Jast .wCk. Knerett
Randall was elected manager; Wil-
lard Carver, as.-btant. Coach Hajler
gave a talk setting forth .the qualities
a player in each position should pos
sess. Names weae then fiBed with
torn by those desirpg to play in each
position on the team. Abundant ma-i
terial is available forth 'both a first
and second team.
Coach and teachers feel Medina
high has every opportunity to make;
this a successful year. Meeting for
instruction in the theory ot the 'game
will be 'held from 8:30 to ;8:50 twice
a week, until grounds are in condition
for practice work.
Schedule has not yet been filled oat
the following dates are definitely ar
Wooster, April 19, at Wooater.
Cuyahoga, May 7, at Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga, return game, at Medina.
Two games with Wadsworth and
two with Ashland, dates not yet dt
termined. RUN OVER BY AUTO;
Clay Hills, a former Medina boy,
was badly hurt in Toledo Saturday.
He is employed at the Overland auto
offices, and .while crossing the street
near the factory at dinner hour Sat
urday was run down by an auto and
severely injured.
The auto knocked him down and
run over him. His arm was broken
and his head badly cut It is not be
lieved any serious results will come
of the accident He is the husband
of Louise Greisinger, and both are
well and favorably known in Medina.
Practically Certain 1800 Me-
lers Will be Sectored A Few
Counties Overtop the Medina
The membership campaign for fhe
Medina County Farm Bureau lias
been completed in most of .the town
ships of the county. The farmers
have supported the movement wery
niberally and we now have a member
ship of approximately 1860. This
should be raised xo at least l&mi be
fore the completion of this years cam-
Liverpool township leads in mem
bership with 140 men signed up La
fayette has 122, Sharon 117, West
field and 'Granger 112 each, Hinckley
and Spencer 103 each, Brunswick,
Litchfield and Montvtlte 102 each.
York has 98, Chatham 96 and Harris-f
Wile 9i. The -other townships havei
not completed Ctheir canvass so are
not listed .
No woric has been done iin Homer :
township but re expectefl that a can
vass will be carried on there before
the end sf the week. The breaking
up of winter weather allowing tifce
men to open their sugar 'bushes has
held up fiie work for a few days.
Other counties of Gmo are making
exceedingly large records in their
piremberahip .drives. Wood county on
last Wednesday had 3909 members. I
Seneca finished last nraelcwith 1500,
Highland has 11500, Crawford 1280,
Cuyahoga and T!lark 1200 each. Most.
ot these counties are rtill aontinunur
the wort Vemwert and Putnam
are also carrying on campaigns. jjpW incsease of .one in. oil wells. In
is- expected thai the state federation
will compMe the canvas of the elev
en c unties outlined ttes spring. The
remaining to be cared fbr pnext fal.
At a medtmgaof the American Fed
eration of Farm' Bureaus 'held in Ohi-i
cago the fisst ireek in March, it was
reported that 28 states had ratified!
the enstittftionOf the American Fed
eration. Uhese states are represent
ed' in the federation of 53 directors
who speak for "70,000 Farm Bureau
members. Hallowing is a list of the
ti --1 j . i . i
leading states in Farm Bureau work
at the present tme. Iowa with A
membership Of lttft,000, Illinois 50,000
ew Tfvorlc w,UU0 Missouri 34,000,
Michigan and Indiana 31,000 each and
Ohio 30000.
Import" For Fetauary By Medina
C3ws--Shows TDhi-ee Especially
FJatteting Pedcers Many
The . pork of the Medina Con "..rest
ig Association for the month of Feb
wary indicates that wery ,eiilent
production is; being made by ihe mem-
bats of the fit ociatMtn this Winter.
There are eight men who have .eight
teen cows producing aflaovf 1200 ill.
of milk or 60 pounds of fat in a month
Of these cows 1'4 are Hojlsteins, 2 are
Jerseys, anil 2 one Guernseys. The
highest producing cow is a registered
Hoi stain Lady ClothiMe, 'Blanche
Lyons, nine years of age .freshening
last November, wno pronxssed Jim
pounds of milk and 9 andS-fibO pounds
of fat for the month. This -now was
owned by E. N. 'Whitman and Sons.
lhe second higbest produi-np cow
was owned by H, B, Videmsi, which"
prodweeu a.Z4() pounds of mux and 57
pounds of fat. ft Brintnall had
a Hotstoin which jproduced 1355,
pounds of .milk and SO :and 1-10 pounds
of fat.
The highest producing Jersey was
owned by A. B. Ruckle .and produced
46 pounds of fat, and the fcigjiest pro-,
ducing Guernsey was a registered . cow
owned by B. JS. and C. ?. Copley,,
which produced 48 and 12 pounds f
fat in the month.
There are at present ower twenty
members of ihe association and all
are making very satisfactory necords.
The eight men whose cows were listed
in the February report are as follows:
Don Bowes, 4; L. C. Boise, 3; H. B.
Wldeman, 3; E.-K. Whitman & Sons,
1', H. L. Brintnall, 2; B. E. & C. T.
Copley, 2 ; and D. D. Bowman and A.
B. Buckle 1 each.
The County Sinking Fund Commis
sion held a meeting at the Court House
Tuesday to plan for the payment of
bonds and interest coupons. The Co
mmission is composed of Prosecuting
Attorney Seymour, president; Audit
or Washburn, secretary; Treasurer
Much of the debt of the county Is
for road improvements.
Landlord L. H. Kernan, sick with
the grip the past two weeks, is re
ported as convalescent
Wells Drilling, Ries Un and
Building., Dry and Producing
Holes in and About Medina
line central Ohio held for the short
month of the year shows a 'decrease
while in new work there is a nice in
crease And- that in the face of some
of -the anost strenuous weather expe
rienced for a number of . years. With
good weather there should be quite an
mcreace in development work in ev
ery county iu .the Ohio field, and test
work will be 'done .in counties on the
iuter edges, in hopes of bringing
them into the . oil and gas area. Pres
ent indications are that some very
important work will be done to the
south and close .up to the Ohio River,
as that teritory has been overloked
for years. Jiut with exceptionally
hj(frh prices .prevailing for crude oil
the average .person will make an at
tempt to find the fluid. The scarcity
of natural gas will bring about a
further t-ttempt -to increase the area
of the field, i in hopes of. getting, a mew
field to develop for the next winter's
During JCebruaiy 61 wells were
completed in the Centra Ohio field,
of which 37 were oil wells, witha new
production tof 1,442 barrels, 12 were
dry holes and . 12 were gas wells.
.When con pared with the January
ifigures, this is .a decrease of .12 in
sctimpleted wells, 304 barrels in new
production, six less i dry holes .and
seven lesspgas wells, while, there was
tnew work .under way there is a very
.healthy increase. The olose- of rfeb
nuary dhows 55 lfn up and 116 wells
drilling against 48 rigs up .and 104
wells drilling at the. close of January,
an increase of seven in rigs up .and
,12 mocee .drilling wells, jor a net in-
Icroase mf new work in favor of Feb
ruary f 19-
Medina Well Drilling
Brunswick Cok man, .Logan . G, &
IF. 1, idrg.; Hoffnan, . Helina Gas &
,,f 2, drg.; Neteletoa. Medina Gas
uel' 1 , drg,; Julsifet, Ohid Fuel
Suply, 1, dre.: Wifc'.el, Ohio Fuel Sup
liply, 2 idrg.; Bowman, H. . Shafer &
kCo., 2, .org.
Monttoille Damon,. Logan Gas &
t,Fuel, 1 rig; Smith Medina Gas &
Fuel, 2, rig; Abbott, Medina Gas &
F.uel, 1, rig; B;ieelow, Kundtz.&
Hulse I, drg.; Amoi-man, Ohio luel
jAipply fl rig.
Westnald-ychty, Ohio jFuel Sup
ply, 1 da-g: ; (Gorman, Ohio JTutl .8m
ply, 2 dugij .Mead.vfehicFnel Suppjy,
8 drg.
fctvernool-Wolfe, Black w& Co., tl
dig.; Kwirnmeiyer, lOliio Fel Suppjjt,
1 drg.; Betts, Ohw J1 uel . Supply, 1
dig.; Hoefflin, Logan Gas & Fuel, 1
drg.; Foecking, Logan Gas. Fuel,
LitchfitiU W.-.itkin Logan Gas &
imkm, l di'r-; uomstoc , Logan Gas &
.uel, 1 dair.
i3Iomer-Freyman, lOhio Fuel Sup
ply Co., 1 irig.
iHarnswille tf alcoaer, Ohio fuel
Supply. 4. ;5, rig-: Stair, Ohio Fuel
Supply, 2 rig; Jameyaon, Ohio Fuel
Supply, 1 rjg; McConnonhay, :Rosen
& aGo:, 3 drg.; :Hyatt, A B. Levier &
C.,J2 drg.; weitaer, Cole & Shwder,
1 ,hfg.; Daniels, Cleveland Fuel Oil,
7 drg-3 Funk, Active Oil, X drg;; lBe,
Chffipewa OU, a org.; Albert, Thomas
H. McCoy, O. & G 8 drg.
Yok Starrs, Medina Gas & Fuel,
1 1; iChivington, (Gfiiio Fuel Supply,
1 drg; Reiter.Siee A Wataon, 3. 4,-5,
6 drg.
Chatham Widman, Richland O. jfe
D. 7 d.; Fellows, Jas. W. Rons
hausen & Co., 2 drg; Ellis, .flas. W.
KonshauM-n & CSo., 4 -drg.; Stanford,
Kriston (Oil, 8 drg.; Mnnay, Kersh
ner & Sanderson, 3 drg.; .Stanford,
Ohio Pete 8 drg.; States, ;Oh Petr.
3 drg.: .Packard, C. E. Bardiner &
Co., 3 dm.; Morrel', Russejl &
Strouse, 1ft drg.; Koons, Ohio Fuel
Supply. I. i drg.; Beach Ohio Fuel
Supply, 9 (drg.; MeCullojigh, Ohio
Fuel Supply, 3 drg.; Hershey, Ohio
Fuel Supply, 5 drg.; Sanfond, Peoples
Banking & Trust (Jo., 10 dag.; Eddy,
Elyria O. & Q., 8 drg.; Norris, S. B.
Fair. 3 ,drg.: Miller, E. R. Edson &
Son, .5 drg.; Packard, No. i, K. K.
Edson & Son, 8 drg.; Shaw, E. R. Ed
son ft Bon, 5 drg.; Grim, E. R. Edson
& Son, 16, 17, drg Hostetter, Ohio
Cities Cas, 20 dng.; Ross, Dempse
& McGrath. 21 drg.; Essig, Wiser Oil,
U33 drg.j Ga singer, Wiser OU, 9 drg.;
watson, ue a. wawon oc jo., iv, i
drg.; All is, Juaniata Oil, 2 dr? ;
Chapman, Vale Oil, 11 drg.; Rum
baugh, No. 2, Chatman Oil, 4, 5 drg.
Medina County Wells Completed
Medina Hoffman, Medina Gas &
Fuel, 1 dry.
Liverpool Kornmeyer, Ohio Fuel
Supply, 2 gas.
Harrisville McConnonhay, Rosen
& Co. 2 2; Miner-Vanover, H. E.
Glenn A Go. 3 dry; Drake, Active Oil,
3, 1 bbl.; Daniels, Cleveland Fuel Oil,
6, 15 bbl.; Richardson, Cleveland Fuel
Oil 8, dry; Prouty, Ohio Fuel Supply
1, dry; Bell, Chippewa Oil 2, 20 bbl.;
Albert, Thos. H. McCoy O. & G. 6,
2 bbl.; Albert, Thos. H. McCoy O. &
G. 7, 10 bbl.; Hyatt, A. B. Levier &
Co. 1, 25 bbl.
York Dickman, Logan Gas &
Fuel 1, gas; Uumer, Logan Gas &
Fuel 1, gas.
Chatham Essig, Wiser Oil 31, 10
bbl.; Geisinger, Wiser Oil 7, 10 bbl.;
Geisinger, Wiser Oil 8, 2 bbl.; Tele
phone Exc., Kershner & Sanderson 1,
60 bbl.; Packard No. 1, Edson & Son
4, dry; Packard No. 2, Edson & Son
7, 60 bbl.; Shaw, Edson & Son 4, 50
bbl.; Miller, Edson & Son 4, 100 bbl.;
Grim, Edson & Son 15, 35 bbl.; Ross,
E. R. Edson & Son 16, 115 bbl.; Beach
Ohio Fuel Supply 1, dry.; Garver,
Ohio Fuel Supply 19, 5 bbl.; Garver,
Ohio Fuel Supply 24, 5 bbl.; Rice,
Lodi State Bank & Gillespie 3, 5 bbl.;
Rogers, Ohio Cities Gas 9, 25; Hos
tetter, Ohio Cities Gas 18, 90 bbl.;
Hostetter, Ohio Cities Gas 19, 120
bbl.; Sanford, Peoples Banking &
Trust 9, 40 bbl.; Goodyear, Jacob B.
Luckey & Co. 3, dry; Weber, Chat
ham Oil 3, 40 bbl.; Kumbaugh No. Z,
Chatham Oil 1, 50 bbl.; Rumbaugh
No. 2, Chatham Oil 3, 75 bbl.; Chap
man, Vale Oil 9, 10 bbl.; Chapman,
Vale Oil 10, 40 bbl.; Allis, Juaniata
Oil 1, 45 bbl.; Eddy, Elyria O. & G.
7, 75 bbl.; Packard, Bordner & Co. 2,
100 bbl.; Watson, Lee A. Watson &
Co.14, 5 bbl.; Watson, Lee A. Watson
& Co. 15, dry; Ross, Dempsey &
McGrath 20, 75 bbl.
A summary of the above shows 47
wells completed; production of oil,
1,437 bbls.; 8 dry holes, 3 gas wells,
and 36 oil wells.
Raids By Officers Makes Medina
Bacchus Fearful His Turn
Mieht Be Next, Takes This
Cme Medina home is sure dry at
this time, and it was a bountiful oasis
but a short time ago. The "man of
the house" had provided for a large
thirst, buying liberally in jugs and in
bottles of the best vintage. As the
story goes, he had liquors valued at
about (3090.
Prior to the great drouth last July
he bad been picking ;up bargains,
making a big haul when Valley Uty
went dry. At first he had no fears
and bought right and left and took
few nrecautions about storing it. But
when officers of the law began to pry
into the privacies of homes, even go
ing so far as to turn a man's bed
room mside out in an effort to locate
contraband liquors, or liquors in suf
ficient quantities to make them look
like contraband, this "gleaner" took
fright and began to search out some
method by which he might save his
liquors, or failing to do this to at
least keep iut of the clutches of the
Finally "Saint Bacchus'" hit on this
scheme to make himself safe: He
turned the contents of jugs and bot
tles in his bath tub, figuring if worse
come to worse he could pull out the
plug, throw it out the window, and
before any "minion of the law" could
secure a plug and stop the leak the
tub would be empty -and the evidence
all in the sewer. Then Saint Bacchus
slept well and dreamed rosy hued vis
ions. But Saint Bacchus figured without
considering his wife. Whether she
had a horror of the minions of the
law, wished to remove temptation
from before her husband, or just did
the deed for deviltry deponent saith
not; but
'She did pull the plug out from the
bath tub and let all that good liquor
go clown to the fishes in the creek,
Hubby's $3000 worth of liquors are
gone, and he's a more sober if not
wiser husband.
Some years ago a rich young heir
in New York turned $80) worth of
ciuuupiugu imo nis tod ana took a
bath in it on a banter; but our Medina
Bacchus did not even have this pleas
ant sensation in the case of his $8 a
quart wsiskey.
The members of the Church of
Christ began the erection of a Taber
naele Wednesday, to house the meet
ings of the evangelists at work in
Medina at this time. It was the pur
pose of the church people to build
the Tabernacle in a day, and to that
end volunteers were asked for a days
work. About 20 showed up for the
effort, but the task was too large for
so few hands and all day Thursday
was needed to complete the 'task.
The Tabernacle is a rough building
SfelOO feet, will be heated with gas
stoves, seated with chairs and
benches, and is large enough to house
a big congregation. It is built to
the rear of the churcch, is easy of
access, and every one will be made
welcome to the meetings.
The evangelist and his helpers ar
rived in Medina Wednesday and the
first meeting of the series was held
Wednesday evening, in the church.
There was a fair attendance and the
meetings started off under favorable
conditions. Rev. Goodale has so far
recovered from his experience with
the Flu to be able to attend the firs.;
meeting and take active part.
g .
Mr. Ashley Pelton who underwent
an operation in an Akron hospital
i short time ago, was so far recovered
s to be able to come home Saturday.
While his condition is greatly impro
ved he is not yet able to return to his
school duties and is confined tn n,
A Colloquy in House Which
Gives An Insight As To How
Representatives Try to Pass
Readers of the Sentinel, many of
them, realize that there are peculiar
incidents happening inCongress ev
ery week. Many of them, perhaps,
do not understand how legislation is
accomplished. Congressman Davey,
of this district, was on the floor the
other day in an effort to secure some
help for the newspapers by gaining
better prices from the trust on news
print. What happened in the collo
quy may interest our readers; it will
will give them an idea of how things
are approached by our sedate Repre
sentatives: Mr. Davey Mr. Speaker and gen
tlemen of the House, it seems to me
that in this matter we face a condi
tion and not a theory. There are cer
tain outstanding facets in this news
paper situation. One is that the price
of print paper varies greatly. There
are some newspapers that can buy
their print paper for 4c a pound,
others for 5c, others for 5c, and the
pricei ranges up.
Here are two or three other facts.
A publisher is told that he cannot
have his full needs on a contract ba
sis. His contract desires are cut
down, but he is informed very polite
ly that perhaps by going to a certain
broker he can get the paper he
wants. Going to this broker he is
advised that he can have a certain
amount of paper at a greatly in
creased price, nine, ten, or eleven
The fact stares us in the lace that
there is injustice in the situation. I
do not know whether this resolution
will get the results we want, but it
seems to me that something ought to
be done by this House to arrive at
the facte and equip us with the infor
mation on which to act ,
Very evidently the screws are put
on certain publishers. For instance,
if a newspaper complains about the
treatment it receives, and attacks
the socalled news print trust, then
that newspaper finds it almost impos
sible to buy its supplies. As an evi
dence of that, I will merely refer to
the situation of the president of tho
Newspaper Publishers Assn who doe3
business in Birmingham, Ala. I do
not know the gentleman. I simply
have heard the facts in the case in
a general way. I have understood
that that man has been penalized and
punished as far as possible because
he attacked the so-ccalled trust. The
facts in the case are clear that the
prices vary. Papers of the same size
pay different prices. Very evidently
there has been a great increase in the
demand, and we have nothing to
blame for that except our enormous
prosperity. It appears on the sur
face that the news print manufactur
ers have taken
the situation. I understand there is
a shortage of about 10 per cent per
haps and prices have been bossted
way beyond reason, way beyond the
normal increase in the cost of the
production. It seems to tw ,
times now demand that something be
done by this House. We cannot gain
a thing, we cannot justify ourselves
lor our failure by simply saying that
some one else ought to get busy.
yieUi? Malden-Wi11 the gentleman
Mr. Davey I will.
Mr. Madden Does the gentleman
contend that this resolution will do
any good?
Mr. Davey I have just said that I
am not sure whether this is the meth-
anything may I suggest to the gen
tleman from Illinois that he propose
a suitable subtitute?
yield? DowweI1-Wi11 the gentleman
Mr. Davey I will.
Mr Dowell-In addition to the pas
age of this resolution, does not the
gentleman bel eve that
S re!oI?tT directi"g the Depart,
ment of Justice to proceed against
the newspaper trust that he has re
rerred to as controlling tho
per output, would be a proper thing'
Mr. Davey-I understand the Belt
of Justice is moving
JPrfWz111 not a "Na
tion of that character stimulate fhe
movement of the Dept of Justice?
Mr. Davey I doubt it May I m-
gest to the gentleman that hero :-
this city of Washington the best lit-
tie game that I know of is buck was-
ing, seeking to place the respond
buity on some one else.
Courtney "Lawrence Post nf
American Legion has started pv'
ations for their Julv Fourth
tions, to be held at Chippewa I -'
through the generosity of Mack R h
The program will consist of athv
sports, baseball, boat racing, s' '
ming contest, 100 yard dash f " o
service men, and free-for-all and 'v
of-war between the various Legion
Posts. Bands, sea plane( fireworks
display and speaker, also liberal cash
prwes will be awarded.

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