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THE CHATTANOOGA NF.WSi CHATTANOOGA, TENN., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1920.
R. R. FINANCE ACT IN DANGER Many Roads Fail to Earn Six Per Cent. Which Congress Guaranteed. Utlnf thut all the other ralbwida emit of the M i - ' I'i'i ahoitld tit. cunipolU-u I in lve up itt let H5.lrtW.OlHl In NTMUl on freight rati s to eiml'lf the 'w Knu- SOME FACE RECEIVERSHIP 1 0. 0. Told Relief Must Oome Immediately to Save New England Lines. BY DAVID LAWRENCE.) Washington, Dee. 21 (fupj rltht, for The Ohaitanoeffa KewijQtteitlohi raised by practically nil the Now KnB lanij rnllionils before the Interstate own- v.ierce eommlialon Indleate thai the en tire financial policy of congreifl towimi the rallroada of the whole country aa fleolrt(1 In the transportation net. may break down unless relief of tome bind i. Immediately forthcoming, CotiKiens plnlnlv said tliat the rall rotdl of the country ihould earn nt leant to 11 per oent, on the value of their property. The ww England rallroada have confessed before the Interstate eommeree commission that they are earning nothlntf as a whole and are In land lilies to meet their rtelK Hut the other railroads, on Hie other hand, tend that tliey, too, njre tulllliK by many millions to cam the Ijpor eent. which eongtess Inteniled and tfey claim there Isn't soma to M any siiiriilus enuo to divide with the New Kngland froup of roads. In fact, the eaatern rallroada.1 which laolade tpmp of the moit Important linos of the country, have been BO hard hit hy the I harp rte eline m freight shipments alnce Uetooer that they contend they ure earnlnn less than 1 par cent, on the valuo of their property, and aorlopd oueatlen has been ralaed aa to whether the Interalate COmtterce commission will mt Hud II neoeaaary to award another (apteral In crease In freight ratea In order to entry nut the command of congress that the rallroada should get at least 6i pel Cent, on their Investment. Eaatern vi. New England. The eaatern railroads have further contended that the New KiiKluml Urns ought to Increase their local freight and passenger rates within New t in aland In order to meet ihe emergency, but New England shippers declare they OOuldn'l stand any such raise and particulars? would thy oppose any Increase In rates which was sectional and not general In Us application. The wdiole controversy hinges on the claim of the New Kngland roads that the interstate commerce commission In valuing the railroads in (he eastern group Included the property of the N. w England linea, estimated to he Worth about 1840,000, 960, on which the gov ernment guarantee of is per oent, would entitle iliem to ovr 160,000.000 nil- iiiimIIv But the 1140,000,000 was when grouped with ajl the other tailroail In ,1 properties In the east, thereby Increas ing the value of all railroads east of the Mississippi, upon which the Inlet-1 state commerce commission haaed 1 1 ' Increase of 40 per OORt, In freight rate.i. Hud New England's property been withheld from the group It Is esn miiled thut the other railroads would have Obtained about :i.,w less. Ami Now England's railroads ask tha' tins he transferred to them, Howard Elliott, formerly president of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, and now president of the bouid of directors of the Northerl Pacific tall road, has uppcarcd before the Interstate commerce commission to support the New England case. He statea emphati cally that It will be a most serious thing for all the ruilrouds of the OOUB try if the New England lines are per mitted to go into the hands of a re ceiver, aa (he New England railroad representatives here have told the com mission will surely be the case If relief la denied them Othars beeper Concerned. It Is known that many railroad exec utives besides Howard Elliott are con cerned deeply over the outcome (if the New England case, and while the other rallrnnda cast of the Mississippi do not feel like digging down Into their pock ets to help OUt the New England roads permitting the divisions or Joint divisions Ight rates to no Increased, novorthf less they are- hoplfis that some way may he found by which the new Irani p u iatlon act may he made to work, for they reajlfe that a breakdown In the government guaranty method. In one case might erlnuslv affect the whole structure of transportation finance and toigld he especially serious at this time 'oiuiinic conditions g, nenauy are lie stages of readjust mini . Save Money On (livable Gilts! We have cut our prices on all Toys, Coaster Wagons, Sport ing Goods, Skates, Aluminum Ware, including Wearever. Below is a few of our many bargains: mw The Toledo Wheel; regular $40 wheel, for $29.50; coaster brake, two sizes for boys. We have wagons from $1.50 up; Velocipedes, Tri cycles, Kiddie Kars, Ride-a-bike Sleds, Skates. The Genuine Cokomo Ball Bearing Skates Give him a Glove. $2 $3.00 Glove for $1.50; Glove for $2.00. Balls. Boxing Basket Gloves; kinds of Spo'tmg Goods. 1 LiuasLtjj wiwi mo snuEK SmEmMSEmCmim absorber; just like dad's xyv -uvea ; - The Sherwood Spring 9 Coaster with the shock car, at a reduced price. Regular $8.50, only $6.40 Regular $9.50, only $7.50 Regular $11.00, only $8.50 Regular $12.50, only $9.75 aa If It'a a fine Gun or a Cheap Gun we have It. We can sell you n L. C. Smith Gun, A. H. Fox, Ithlca Parker, Winchester Repeating, Remington Repeating, Remington Automatic, tingle barrel Shotgun, in all slzea. Rifics we have any kind you want and at a big reduction. Make the kiddies happy with a Todler Horse. We have 3 sizes. xv. SHERWOOD JUNIOR Urn We have all sizes of Flexible Sleds. We have made a big cut on Daisy Air Rifles. The above goods are just as cheap now as they will be after Christmas. We have decided to take our loss now. Come in and see our big stock of bargains. FRANCE ACTING HARSHLY IN RHINE OCCUPATION German Papers Complain Bit terly of Alleged French "Imperialism." Tho Frankfurter Kellung puhltahea na artloo from Bonn on the stilijeit of the German administration in th Rhine province. The story, It snya. of the relations between the Offlclala of the entente, es pecially of the French, and the tleimsn authorities Is a Inn chain of Buffering and disappointment. The Hermans Pave to stand Df and see-how Justice Is dlsrespeclcd and promises are for gotten, and the French. Instead of ac RtlOWleilllni ilils, eomplnlii of the pas sive resistance of the German olMdals, whose fault it Is alone that the Hhlne people understand so ITtMe how to esti mate the French aenrrnaity. "During the period of the armletloe," he com Inn. h. "it was still a state of wnr and there was an excuse for all the severity of (lie occupation and Ihe harshness n.ih home nnre easily he cause It was believed to he of short duration. Hut now It Is peace. The Milneland is to i,,. oooupied for fifteen "ears and avery unjust oppreaalon is tiouiiiy fcir on accounl W 'he Internil nable lensili o( iluratlon. "The treaty of peace stipulat.s that the occupation Is to serve as a 101:111111 tec for Ihe carrVlftS out of the treaty hy Oftrmanyj inero oati he no oiher t eas,n or pin pese for It. "In Clemenreau'l nolo of July 19, Hi" following v,'i,N are to he found: 'The allied and aaaoolated aoveruments hive alwayi had tin- IntonFlfji to make the occupation aj eaay as possible, on on OOndltion, that Qertnanf will carry out the oqndltlona of the peace treaty.' "It Is repeal, illy (inialped Jn the note that the Conditions of the treaty shall he made In s Spirit of reconciliation ' The German authorltlea shall keep their apourtt nancei and nil rlvll Ail mlnlsiratlon Is to he carried out by them, in oontradlctlon to this, the M ites hove reaerved for themselves the administration of nil sorts of special Inheres ami departmofita (the tajv, the dlapoaal of means of transport, rne pro clalmliiK of 11 slate of slee. etc V and even claim the rtghl of Klvina certain orderi which nre to lie looked upon ss law. "In this same spirit an Important change has taken place among the au thorities of the occupation. As soon as peace wns declared the occupation was no longer to have a military oharaoter and all the offlclala were to lie civil ians, under Ihe ltlsh commission for the RhlllO provinces The (lonnan dele Kiitcs took note of this and Imagined that these civilian authorities would limit their occupations to business In tercourse and I lie like. "Hut all this turned out very differ ently. Although the Bngllah and Aifier Icans show no consideration in carry. Injr out their military and econoniic In terests, they at least have no special purpose In view Tim French, however, hnve political Intentions in connection with the Rhine provinces. In direct Oontradlctlon to the peace treaty, and it la the French military party which nre carrying this 101 In the moat vehe ment fashion For ns far as France Is ooneerned and French Influence is dominant It Is not the civilian IiIk'i commission which Is in authority, hut the military part)', Want Political Power, "The French wish to establish them- selves politically on the Rhine. For this purpose they are trying to pene- , trate Into every branch of the German administration ami to inclose 11 won a rltiir which Is to talis away from it nil power of resistance. "An example is Riven showing how little the nirt cements of the treaty are Obaorved 'fhe mayor of a small town under French occupation was told to find out exact particular of the landed property of "I. Active German nnloers. "2. Gertrlan offlclala in not occupied districts. "t. Those Genitalia not living In the Rhine provinces "What business could this possibly he of the French occupation authorities? such Information is constantly being aaked for, nnd the fact that In this case the French officer was so Impru dent ns to refer to an order of the commander-in-chief of ihe Rhine army shows plainly that then- was no mis take. "The whole nf this political system fa nothlnit else but 'penetration paolf hpte, to use the expression inventeu ny the French to express the systematic opproaeion of a people "So far. however. France has had little success, bill the woild OUght to know that whet Is called 'mild' ( upa. Hon under civilian administration Is In reality, as far as the French are con cerned, aggreaajve militarism nnd Im perialism." CHALLENGES CROP REPORT Senator Heflin Charges Big Overestimate. WiatllngtOn, I II. The eelim-it" nf Ihls year's cotton nop by the board of crop estimates nt IH,liR7.iiiia bales of cotton wns challenged In the senate yesterday by Senator llellln, demoerai, of Alabama, who said this whs an nverestltnnte of t.tOO.OOfl baler "These nun. : do such violence to the facts," Senator Heflin said, and are m at varlanoe with the truth as to the amount Of cotton produced Ihls yeni, that t felt It my duty to challenge Ihelr correctness, ntul to give to the senate ami the oountiv some facts and flgurel to sustain mv contention, "I pontend that the board of crop estimates has overest limited the preeenl cotton crop by nt lenst ,ai,n,nail hales. ' he continued "Wo had ginned to l'"'. 1 of this yeaf 10,144,000 bales ."In the other two crops In which the amount ginned Dee, 1 was around I0, 000,000, the niiioiini remaining to be ginned In both of tln e yesra aftot Dee 1 was less than I .Mm. mni bales. "If w should add to the amount of 10.114. imo bales ginned to Deo, 1 of this yenr 1,100,000 hales, the amount we would say which remained to be ginned nfter DOO, I, we would have n crop of 11,844,000 bales. This amount falls short of the crop hoard's estimate of this venr's crop by l.nia iino bales. "The nversae amount of eotton Klnned for the last five vears after Per 1 was l,7ir,.nao hubs If we add thai amount to Ihe 1(1,114, find ginned to I'ee. 1 of Ihls vesr we have 11, 1X0,000 bala The wsrm nnd dry fall ioaaon Of IMO has h' en more fsvornble ff-r the enilv openlna and Rutin ring of cotton tiisn any year within the Inst ten, ami in 01 pruaenl crop was more nearly gathered sud tfinncd hy tec. 1 of Ihls cni than tins been the case In any other oropl yenr in my knowledge, "I am OOnflaOIII that the dual gnTPi Hers' report Will ghptg thnt Ihe h o i of croti estimates has overestimated' the IMtl cotton crop by between l.ttO,' I'lai ami 1 iiiin.iiiiii pales, TO ASK LEGISLATURE TO BUILD NINE HOSPITALS Nashville. Ier. II When the stnte leglalatur nvenes III .Innuarv II will be nsked to pass 11 measure which will provide for the catitldlshnicnt and maintenance of nine tuberculosis hos pitals In Tennessee The bill ns proposed bv antitubercu losis work. is In the slate will provide Hull the stnte be draw 11 up Into nine districts, with n h ispilnl In each dis trict. Bach county win ha allowed one bml In th" district hospital for everj '-'.tail people In the county. Un this basis, some of Ihe district huepltall will have more thnn loo beds, though none will have less than this muni., r The bill will carry with It an . pendll f 11.000,000, The stale will nay half of the building coal of the hoapttala and the counties will pas 600 for each bed allowed under Ihe net The state win have to jv) a lax of 011, -hull mill to raise th,. 1600,000 This will menu thnt property own, is will pn only fi cents additional on everj F100 "f properly. The allowance of beds per county Is very conaervotnro, ns no county en this hnsls will pet mote than one fourth ihr iiupihcr Unit II aclUgll) lie, its. Davldaoh OOUntXi for Instance, will be allowed sixty beds, whereas II already has a tuherculoall hospital wilh i:t tied I and bus a lonr waiting list ot patients Shelby county, which will be allowed inn beds, Is now build ing a 300-hed hospital. These hoapttala will not only take oare .if the sick, but be centers of education as well. The superintend cut of each will make the rounds ot the oounttca in his district to examine people for tuberculosis This win give the services of h lutSerouloBla dlagnon th tan free to ovary oounty in the slate. In this way tuberculosis will be found In Its early shines nnd a Ioiir step tftken towards its eradication. Later. II Is plHnncd 10 have nurses also to to out to supervise the pa tients discharged from the hospitals and to take chai'Rc of patients for whom there Is no room In the Insll tutloni. People nlso will be iiinnht In these hospitals bow to take enre of themselves nnd when they ro back home will also persuade people Who. have tuhsrculoala to be wIIIIiir to ro to the hospitals for treatmeiit The mensnt r providing for the bos. pttala will be pushed acllvely before the leglalature, and a nutnber ol count) delegaliona have already been pledged to its aupport, CEMETERY CONVERTED INTO AUTOMOBILE CAMP Huntavllle, Ala . pec II (Speolal 1 The old colored cemetery on Madl - son street wherein the last hullal w is made half u dpgen years before Ihe I Civil war, la to be Un' site of Ihe Hiints- vllle tourists' camp, 11 1 nine anown yeeterday, wlioavailona win be made In nil pails of the cemetery white bodies were burled and the remains, lo. gather with headstones, markers, etc . w ill be carried to the colored cemetery In the western purl of the city. Many of the slaves of Madison county plan tation owners were burled In this old cemetery, the funerals being can led out the same us If the sluves were miimbers of the fniullv In reverence I to the memory of these old lervanta, I Rreat care Is lo be lalien In exhuming the hoiiies and transferring ihe re mains lo the colored cemetery After all the remain, are taken away, the oily will establish a oatnp site on the cemetery Plot and provide all con veniences for tourists and no ohgrgl win be made, DEPUTY SHERIFF HEATH DIES OF WOUNDS Iflltltsvllle, Ala., Use, It,. (Special I shut five times Inst Thursday by Si lt Red Negro inoonsii luers Deputy Sheriff risnley Heath, of I, III. "In county, Tennessee, died veslerdav morning, aooordlng to advices from I'ayeltevllle, Tenn Two of the tie aroes nre In pill In F11 v el tevllle, one with five bullets In bis body from the Rim of the deputy. The dapUtiM came upon the sun near IWntvllle ami when they ordered the workers to aurrender they replied wilh a fusillade of ahola. ULTIMATUM ISSUED Ronte, Pee. SI An 11 1 1 1 mil 1 11 m Is sued i,y Qen Cgvlgllan, commander of the ' llnllyn forces In the Adt la I Id region, to Oabrlea d'Anntinilo Is piib llalieit In the newHpspeia here It de mends the evncunllon by D'AnnUnilo of the Islands of Arbe nnd Vejflla, tha release of Italian war material In Flume nnd the dlsliainlment of ll'An nunalo'g forces The lilt linn 1 11 ill will expire today at H p m. WAGE CUT 0DERED Penaaoola, Fla., I HI - A general rnduotlon of zn per oent, in wagea mi the building trade! effective Jan, 1 was announoed laai nlghl by Iho bulldera' osohange. The open shot, prevail! here and the bulldera decline lha new award will h accepted MOTHERS mm For Expectant Mothers Ms ed Br Three Generatiicmo WAGES OF WAITERS CUT CblOagOi I 'ec 21 -WllRes of waiters nt the Morrison hotel, one of Chlcugo'a leaiirna hoOtelrleg, Mill be reduced mole than ill per cent after .Inn, I. accord ing to announoomoni toflair, Salaries of $nrt per mouth now paid will he out to 47P. Wages of chniiiheruiahls nud dish Waihen also have been reduced. Ito diietlons In the pi ha s of articles on the hotel s reatauranl menu is assisned ns iVHsWuHB 1 1 the cause. Officials of the cooks' and waltete' iinhui, II la dniaiid, fear that ofli hole's and restnuinnts xvlll make llmllar reductions i.ud an, nhntoloR to endeavor to induce the Mom Is .11 hotel to eountertnand the reiiudtloti order. ACCEPT WAGE REDUCTION Toledo, )., Dec. Zl. Kmployes ot the Toledo llrldije and I'ran! company, 2ilil In numhect decldedyto nccept u Viu(e teductlon of 10 ier cent, rather than p.. thrown out 01 work, when coir pain ollb j.'iIh announced that the ptar would be closed berause ,,f "uuatab! conditions" the workers volunteered I accept tne wiir. reduction aa the aolu tlon. (' A. f'eckliarri. president, aald thl the company has no ordera but wi oontlnue maniifni tin Iiir with stock 0 hand to keep the men busy until aoi mal conditions again have bee reached. Quality Clothes for the Entire Family -ON A CHARGE ACCOUNT "Pay Next W atm'ge7T'B ICttl fftiri 9mm tOORLKT ON MOTMIfTfinoO lAatT t tuAnrir'i) rrjiinicri Co bift, $H09$ That's the simplest find to your money time of the year. Pay a the rest can wait till answer you can problems at this little down next yeair. Such helpful service is yours when purchasing clothing in this store. Ladies' Suits Xmas Suggestions for Women This iii(ijics lo every Suit in our store---wonderful valuea -- Suits like lliese will fUddctl the lieitii nf iny woman. The mom lensiblc i;i(t thai you ctn Mlecl is - ( Nothing and this sale ii a reni opportunity. Men s Overcoats f Special $ at 37. 50 and Helpful Hint for Men (iive useful thinp; thi year. A Suii or ( H ernial for your own use! And Waists for your wife, your aistera, or your sweetheart! It's the wise men who stick to practical Christmas giving, Why not (allow their example ' National CLOTHING STORES 824 Market St. tTlHB tf2siarjmt0'fa,- 'f you "nd benter quality elsewhere at njUi UHM 4IV.,e same (,rk.p or ,he Mme quainy for lesa price, bring it back! We'll ghtdJy refund your money. Store Open MveninKs Until Christmas Free Music Lessons On All Inetrumenti Purchated Here Thla Week. ffelNknowrt teat bar! of Violin, ultar, Ifandolfn, ukulele aan hand inetrtimetit! win ii as mane m tsn leaaom free Ak for Further Detail!. Summers-Keese Music Co. 723 Markat Street - Home Cafeteria 821 GEORGIA AVI NUF. SERVING 11 to 2 5 to 7 JUST RECEIVED-NOW ON SALE r Jt fll "tgLMBl BaaaBaBlSEn IHBe2 - tmuwiSSWr' . .1 'I'Tsee., , . . nfci (vlMMItJhajaT' waeaaMaemfaJjJfaasinaw CAR ON TRACK SOl'TIIL'K'.N !i MI.KOAl) CROSSING AT ivlAKlhi Si. LOOK FOR THE SIGN GRAPE FRUIT 75c ai 00 ' " Hardware Jj Company 65c ,v"k' $1.25, n-ii. 621 MARKET STREET ORANGES