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THE MORNING OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER AVEItAGE SWORN NET IV AID ' rmcuuATioN 0" OA! FINAL EDITION VOL. XV, NO. 172. TULSA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1921 12 PAGES rjmr vv smmi VaVm .r p z -a. COOLIDGE URGES SQUARE DEALING Jusf Treatment of Work ers by Big Business Essential He Says SEES PROSPERITY ERA But Capital and Labor Must Pull Together to Get It, Vice Chief Points Out NO TIME FOR ANY BATTLE Interests Warned Not to Try to Take Undue Advantage of Their Employes T'.n.sTOV, March 20. Th coun tr s cionomio need nt tlio moment, In tho opinion of Vice President I'ooUdRp, Is Just dealings with em ployes by business Interests wltl thoim'hts "l G Mine time t'or ne cessities ot tins coiiMUincr. This Is no lime," lie said, "to profs for an undue advantage." The vlco president's views nro cntalued In a "message to Amcrl sn buslneMi," which will be pub lished tomorrow In "Current Af fairs" the weekly publication of tTio Ronton rhnmhor nf rommorcc. With the cultivation of a friendly rela tions between tho elements of labor and capital engaged In produrtlon lie preillrts tho beginning of R now era of prosperity for tho nation, llusincss Administration. 'The prcsont administration." the vlro president says, "stnnds pledged to use Its utmost endeavor for the development of American business, foreign and domestic. It has al ready begun work upon these prob lems and Is formulating a definite program of development. In this tho national finances will play a ery Important part, requiring the refraining of our revenue laws which affect .Internal taxation-' and Import duties. "With the settlement of our In ternational relations and the defin ing of the Herman Indemnity we oiiRiit to reach -a stabilized pondltlon which should result In a largo busl ncss expansion. President Harding has cliWn for his advisors men not onlv Intimately but sympathetically In touch with American business' in all Us different avenues. Thcro Is alee a disposition on tho part of the congress to give inoro and more at tention to tho dtivelopmnnt of busi ness, not only for tho purpose of In creasing tho general welfare, hut as thn only means of-tho relief of un employment nnd tho Increase of prosperity. Some llirflctilt Problems. . "It would bo futllo to underesti mate the difficult problems which must be faced nnd solved, arising out of the general exhaustion which has come to the world nH the result of the war. Tho ndvlcn of expert business men will bo needed fcr their solution through the co-operation nnd cn-ordlnstlon of all tho ele monts of power throughout tho na tion, "It Is very necessary under pies ent conditions, that American busi ness enterprises should deal with their employes In a way to commend themselves to their sense of Justlco nn at tho miiio time, keep In mind the. necessities of tho consumer. Falluro In either respect will cm harms Industry and thoso who aro attempting to revive, business greatly delay their program. This is no time to proKs for undue ndvan'age. H i tlmo to cultlvato a friendly re lation between all tho different e'e ments nf production, whether rep resented by Investment' or by labor, putting the nation In that state of mind will be tho beginning ot a new era of prosperity," MOB STRINGS UP NEGRO J'Msslpplans Overpower Sheriff In et Wanted IHuck. HATTlBHHUno, Miss., March 20. "-Arthur Jennings, negro, hold hero on a r)mi.,jn ()f kimn(j n 11(1Rro wom. an sevrral days ngo, was taken from he county Jail early today by a number of armed mon, who over Powered tho sheriff. f,Al.','!yllBlu 1,10 negro's body was found hanelng in octree ncur tho ,Al "J0 t,me Jennings was arrest 'n, ho fired several shots nt tho offl- "t 'n bltt fct'"nc "aalnst ''I"' has Italian Ship Ii Aground. ' -n'i YO,K. March 20. The ios.Pn,ll A,,lhr mU"tt the noru int, Cn" ,c'larl, Va.. Mns re lwJ " a wlrclesa mnsraxu re ll , h i1,M' l0,"Kl't. The bark, vai t, S", ? BV0n tonnage of 1.6B2, "Trie, ?UmU,'om "amPtnn Uoads foi Manning 'T coa Bl"ira -,uer were 1 m'!"1', 8Cvcral wr"'klnB tugs 'iT" 'aid to ,a Ktanillng by. " New York Life Insurance Co Farmer & Duran Sl'KClAL AGENTS 203 Palace mUc vh Ki0 m 3 Are Missing A fter Blaze in I ' """"A Emporia HotelnWM REBELS' HMPoniA, Kan.. March 20 I Three persons ate unaccounted for following a file which complete ly destroyed tho Hotel Whitley. Liitpnrln'n largest hostelry, enrly thlH morning. Firemen aro dig ging in the mini In tho hone of finding the bodies of the missing men, Tho three persona unaccounted for nrc. C. 1. Selmon, r.hloradu; .Tames Daniels, Topolui, and H. 11. Miihon, Wichita. T(io badly burned Include J. C. Dlehlow,, Topekrt, and d. II. Op dyck, Kmporla. Jack Fisher, a wrestler, foil three stories when a rope burned In two, but he was Uninjured, Kd Warner, Flsher'n manger, Jumped three stories and landed uninjured un tho wrestler's back. The damage to the building Is estimated at 1100, Ono. CLARABAPTIZED CROWD ATTENDS Professes Faith and Be comes a Member of the " Christian Church HER FAMILY IN TEARS Relatives Weeping Softly Sur round Her nt Church; Sis ter Baptized Also Uy AuorUt1 I'rets State Vjr., AltDMOIt 13, Okla.,' March 20. Cbrn Smith Ilamon, acquitted hero Thursday of huving murdered JKko L. Ilamon, reputed mlllinnairo nd luto republican national committee man from Oklahoma, tonight was baptized In tho First Christian church of Ardmoro by J)r. Crayton 8. Ilrooks, Its pastor. Mrs. O. J. James of I.os Angeles, California, sUter of Clara, was baptized at tho samo lime. l'ho baptism followed the Sunday night service nnd wjiu-witnessed by her fnmlly, a number of close friends and church members. Tho ceremony iwas without Incident, Claru accepting the baptismal riles devoutly whllo her family stood by and wept softly. Accompanied by her family, she attended the morning service, after which she approached the pastor and asked thn llaptlsmal service. After her confession and declara tions customury to ono entering tho church, Pr. Ilrooks utinotiricpl that she would be baptized tonight. An unusually largo attendance was noted at tonight's service nnd many remained to witness tho bap tism. Complete ijulct attended tho baptism nnd afterwards friends and members of tho church gravely em braced the .young womnn, some shaking her liatid and others taking her Into their nrnu'nnd kissing her. Clara's mother, Mrs. J. L., Smith of Kl Paso, Texas, her sister, Mrs. V. H. Walling of Wilson and brothers Clatido nnd "Jlmnile," surrounded her ut the baptismal bowl, KILLS HER SWEETHEART Woman ncllouw TV I n i lvicnd .Might Desert Her, So Slui Kllletl IHiii and Shot KcK. Snrclsl to The World OKMUIIKE, Okla., March 20.-- l-'carlnc that her sweetheart. John Hart a In, teaming contractor, might bo tiring of her, Mrs. I Ii. VIe.kera, it pretty divorcee, fatally wounded Sartiiln and then shot herself. Sar tain was shot twlco and was dead when officers camo upon them In an automobile on thn outskirts of town curly today. The woman Is still alive at a local liospltal, but cannot live. Tho woman was .divorced In Jan uary from I.. U. Vlckcrs, a plumber, who Identified the wounded woman as hln fonder vylfe. Krlends of tho woman Hald that she and Sartain had been seen much together lately. PUT 0HfGF?EAT OIL BLAZE I'lre .'Menacing Kldnrndo Meld Since March 7 i:tlugiilshed. KI.DOKADO, Ark,, March 20. Tho burning gas well ot the Caddo Central Oil company, which has been menacing the Kldorado field slnco March 7, was extinguished Into today. Thn fent was Accom plished by divrrtlug a part or tho flow of gas and then severing tho name from the gas as. Ii emerged from tho casing with s'.cam pres sure RED SOCK MADE HIM HERO Man I'lags Train With Hose nnd ' PrrvcnlK n WreYk. TOItONTO. Ontario, March 20. Sain Kowo of Holland Landing was the hero of his townsfolk today, all bccaui.0 ho had presence of mind to pull off a boot and Hock and flag an onrushlng passenger train before it reached a washout on tho Grand Trunk railway. The sock was' red and the train (.topped. Passengers made, un a purse and presented it to Mr, Iaiwc. Chauibcrlnln Uim's SiictiMir? LONDON, March 20. Political speculation as to tho resuJt of An drew Bonar Uw's rctlrtinent has not nbated but the only thing that tccniH certlan li that Austen Cham bcrlaln will bo elected to tho lead ership of the unionist party and tho cominqns nt tomorrow's meeting of 'tho unionist members of tho house. TRflT7KY P.RIIFI I SHedrt Stops for Civil and Military Leaders at Kronstadt Executed by Soviet ChicJ THROW BQD1ES ON ICE Stones and Scrap Iron Put in Pockets So They'll Sink as Ice Breaks Up unRflnn iw rtAYc np cicfic Inhabitants in Sympathy With Reds Betray Defenders; Fire Adds to Terror lly Thf ,Me.Mn1 I'ren. " - STOCKHOLM, March 20. De tails ot the f All of Kronstadt be foi'o the repealed onslaughts of the bnlshevlki army under command of Leon Trotzky. tho olet war min ister, havo been brought hero by refugees. In the ciladd, according to the refugees, nonm 1.700 men were left endeavoring to fight their way to ward the east nnd in the other fortresses approximately a thousand were made prisoners by tho bolshe vik I. All officers and leaders among the military forces and civilians were executed' on Trotsky's order, their bodlns were thrown on the Ice of ho Ottlf of Finland with stones and scrap Iron In tlrolr pockets so that they will sink when the Ice breaks wp. All the other rebel soldiers Interned anf awaiting the future, which most likely will bring executions. As fond Is scarce and tho victorious t-ovlet army Is on half rations, the situation of the prisoners Is easily understood, the' refugees point out. Horrorx Iteyoml Description. The horrors of tho days ot storming cannot bo def-crlbed, the refugees say. Tho Insurrectionary forces were repeatedly betrayed by inhabitants sympathizing with the bolshevlki, and small bodies of the rebels were fired on and mowed down by machine guns in the bauds nf tho local eoiimiunlM''. Tho gar rison won not Ktrong enough to rush those 'forces of communists and Hlmultnneiusly repulse attacks from tho outside. Kveryouc, old or young, man or woman, wllh or without weapons who got in tho way of the bolshevlki was killed Im mediately, the refugees assert, no jarduu being asked und none bcine given. The town of Kronnttidt suffered severely. At the beginning of the retreat by the Insurrectionists big fires wore burning In five places, but by Friday no smoko could be seen. Itcfucoo Stn-nm United. The stream of refugees from Kronstadt has ceased, according to dispatches received from Terlokl, on tho Finnish frontier, at 4 o'clock tbli nflernunu. Only a few men nr rlverl this morning after an ad venturous night, clad in white and with badly wounded hands sus tained In creeping along the Ico In order to escape detection by the mnny bolshevlki patrols. The bol shevlki, tho refugees! says, have es tablished a circular chain ot sen tries and pntrnls around Kronstadt, through which It Is Jropomlblo to break, Kronstadt had big stores of army equipment which explained the good attire of tho soldiers and sailors arriving In Finland The lat ter country will havo great diffi culty In feeding tho hungry refu gees, as normnllv she must Import more than two-thirds of the grain nnd flour consumed. With exchange rates unfavorable, keeping i-omo 1.1 000 destitute refugees Indefinitely w'll bo a heavy burden. The Finnish preow. In opposing care ot the refugees by tho govern ment, urges that it Is an interna tional affair and that the league of nations or some of the great pow ers should Intervene. HOSPITAL AID SURVEY MADE 8(10 Koinry CIiiIh of .Vnilon Investi gate tn Get nt the Fmix. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. March 20. A natlonnl survey of conditions sur rounding the care of disabled world war veterans has been adopted by the 800 Itotary rlubs In the country, according to n letter received lit the American legion's nntlonal head UU'irtris hero from CJiarley II. Per ry, secretary of the Itotary Clubs' association, The purpose of the survey. B-iys. tho letter, Is "to prove whether American legion reports aro based on hyster'n or upon actual facts." In making the letter public, the legion IksuccI this statement by F. W. Galbraltb. :r., national commander: "I hope the findings will be given the widest publicity. It "-111 be found the legion has not overstated tho cane In any particular." Move for Freedom in India. NBW YOKK, March SO, Friends of Freedom for India today adopted u resolution In support of Hint coun try's movement for national inde pendence nt a mass meeting here. Another resolution expressed ap preciation for William Ilandolph Hearst's championship ot tho Sinn Fein republic, Hindoo revolutionar ies and "others struggling to throw off tho bonds of Imperialism," Mexican Strikers on Job. MKICO CITT, March 20. A grad ual return to work of the railroad strikers, following u settlemen' Fri day night of their different e with tho authorities, was rnorl'd loday by Exccllslor, which a-vi ed Ihut 8,000 of the nvn resumed their duties today, '14 Hours, Then Minister Wakes Ily Th Vino. i(f,t I'ren. Ji:.Vi; A, March 20. A case of a mnn'M heart ceasing to beat 14 hours and then resuming work H reported from Heme, where a pustor of that city, 'ho Itev. llatldenbacher, nftcr being offi cially declared v dead, iiuddcnly nv okr. The Hov. Mr. ll.iudenbachrr, aged CO, and suffering from heart trouble of long standing, felt senselcia' Friday. Ills ploslcluns issued a death certificate, ai rangeuiunts wire, made for tho funcint and Saturday's newspap ers published eulogies'" of Mm. The pastor awoke after 14 hours. surprUcd to Jlml his bedtoom filler! with flowor-i, wieMh, di-i-consulate relatives and friends. Ho said weakly: "My call bus not ct come." Tho funeial has been postponed indefinitely us the doctor said tho ltev. Mr. nuudenbauher might live inuny years. MAN LIVIvS 'JO HOtMtS Willi IIKAItT KXPOSIil). NIJW OULHANH,- March 20. A complete record for medical Journabf will bo made by physi cians nt a local hospital of the case of Hen lloelzcl, 50, who lived for 2fi hours with his heart ex posed to hospital physicians. Tho c.o Is considered one of tho meet remarkablo in local surgical prac tice. oel?.el was Injured In a coffeo grinding plant, a piece of flesh as large as his head being torn away from his brcust, leav ing his heart exposed. hardingTledges aid to wounded President Spends 2 Hours Talking to Vets of War PRAISES 1HE NURSES Various Phases of Medical Work Studied by New Chief Executive WASHINGTON, March 20, President Harding combined nil er rand of mercy with n first-hand study of ono of his ndmVnlstrntlve problems today by spending morn than two hours among the wounded soldiers at Walter Heed hospital. Accompanied by Mrs. Harding and by l)r C. K. Sawyer, his personal physician, whom ho haa charged with an Investigation of the general problem of public health and social welfare, tho president looked through tho wards and cntcitnlu tnent ronnyi nf thn hospital, greet ing scores of tho patients and ask ing them what could bo dnuo to nt.iko them morn comfortable. In n short talk from the front stepH of , thn administration building, he told nil assemblage of patients and nurses that ho wanted to see a government policy that should fully rccognlzo what the soldiers of tho great war gave to their country, and later at tho lied Cross hut he made it speech praising the services of women in the winning of tho war. Thn question of proper hospital facilities and medical attention for wounded soldiers is ono which has been much In Mr. Harding's mind since his election nnd during to day's visit hu asked uboiit many de tails ot hospital administration. Among other things he studied tho vocational training system for tho wounded, nnd Mrs, Harding brought away ns a souvenir of tho vocational plant a hammered silver Jewel caso made and presented to her by Pri vate Jovcph Yurkunskl. GREEKS MOBILIZING Constantino Summons ilcservl'-ts to Protect Xntlonalh In Asia Minor AKiilift Turks. Ily Tl' Am,oroll I'ref. AT1I13NS, March 20. A ri.y.il de cree wan Issued today 'calling the classes of 1813, 1914 and 1015 to the colors. King Constantino explained that the measure was adopted to Insure greater protection to tho Greeks In Asia Minor, pasiricatlon of tho near emit uid to assist the allies to secure execution of the terms of the pcaco treaty wllh Turkey. II? Tho AmwUlcl rM PAIUS, .March 20. Hnpoilft aro current In diplomatic circles here Mint the Greeks aro preparing a great offensive, against tho Turkish Tho Temps this evening prints a CoiiRlinople dispatch saying an of fensive on a large smle Is imminent. Labor Tnlcrntcn "N-P." WASHINGTON. March 20. The attitude of organized labor toward I ho financial ventured of the Mtate of North Dakota under the nonpar tisan league Is described an ono of "friendly consideration" by Mathew Woll, vice-president of tho Amer ican Federation nf Labor, in an ar ticle which will appear In tho cur rent Issue of the Journal of tho Pho tograph Engravers' union and which was Issued today In tho furm of it statement. Freight Sti'iuiicrf Is Aground. BOSTON, March 20 -The Hrltll-W fi eight steamship City of Colombo rt-iKirted by radio today that she had gone ngrnuiu In thn vicinity of Yar mouth, N S., at the entrnnrc of tho Hay of Fundy, while bound from St John, N 11., for New York, Thn message asked that tugs bo sent to hr uDslstancc, flRVQ IM RATTI P ON BEER RULING 'Wheeler Says FiKht Will Be Waged on boiling SihIk nl. I miniums I ASTOUNDING, HE SAYS Palmer's Last Statement, He Asserts, Shows Clearly 'Vice in Opinion' TO DEMAND UTMOST CARE - Physicians and DrtiKtrists to Be Required to Keep Care-' ful Record of Trade WASHINGTON, Mnnh ,20. The Antl-Haloon league Is prepared to fight until the opinion by former Attorney' General Palmer holding that beer may be prescribed us a mctlU'lun Is overruled, Wayne H, Wheeler, general counsel for the league, announced tonight In a for mal statement. The league. h added, has a number o' plans to be Used, un the occasion dctiiumts. "It la an astounding proposition that beer can bo sold at Mida foun tains with nil that It implies," Mr. Wheeler shIi) In reference to n re cent statement by the former attor ney gencnil as tho effect of Ills opinion, "Tho last statement makf dearer than over before the vice In the opinion." Mr. Wheeler declared tl'at oven If beer may be prescribed ns a mcdl citin i lie law required thn turnout cure on tho part of u physician and tho keeping of a careful record of all ricHcrlptlons. "Tho records of the doctor nnd the druggist are open to Inspection," ho continued. "No ono but a licensed pharmacist may (111 tho pruuiirlptloii., Thn, doctor or drug gist may have his permit revoked at uny tlmo he violates tho law. Theso restrictions will prevent sale ot beer at soda foiindlitlns. The hazard In the trade will bo such that reputable physicians and druggists will lefuse to handle this booze medicine In umwl places." Mr. Wheeler made public n tclft grain from Frank lllalr of Chicago, president of tho Nntlonal Proprie tary association, saying that "In comtito i with entire 'drug industry wo aro opposed to sale nf beer through the channels of tho drug trade." RE-ARREST RICH MAN Harry St. Frauds lllack, Aceiihcrt of Shipping Liquor Into Florida, Itcarresttsl lli'lenwd. MIAMI, Kin., March 20. Harry St. Francis Hlnck, Now York multi millionaire, rearrested last night In West Palm Hesrh, was released lo day when Hdward C. Homfh, presi dent of the Fh-Nt National bank of Miami, and Theodore G. Ilnuser. trustee of thn same bank, appeared and gave their personal bond of $1,000 for Illnrk and $1,000 for tho negro porter employed on mack's private Pullman car, lllack, who was arrested Thurs day, after stato and federal authori ties had seized RH eases of liquor on his private car, wss released by tho United States commissioner, tho no grn porter nsutimlng all blame for hiding tho liquor. Although I Hack was still under bond on a state charge of storing liquor, ho loft Miami, Governor Harden tele graphed the sheriff of Dade enmity thnt tho dismissal. In federal court did not exonerate lllack on thn state charge nnd ho was rearrested at West Palm Ilearh and his private car returned to Miami today. PACKERS TO MEET DAVIS Initial Confcrenco of Mediation Hoard In Libor light Today. WASHINGTON, Marcli 20. -hep-rtsentatlves of tho five hlg packers and of tli'ir union employes tonight concluded prepai atlons for tomor row,, conference with Secretary Davit; who, ut the direction ot President Harding and with the us Matutica of Sccretarlen Hoover and Wallace, will attempt to mediate in the controversy arising from the decision of tho packers to roduce wages and njtor working conditions Dennis Lane seurcatry of the Amalgamated Order of Meat Cutters ami Hutchers' Workers of North America, nnd It- S Hrennuu, attoi'i ney for the order, who will repre sent thn employe In the conference ut-rlt-,,,1 In IViiuliliifftnii ilnrlti fh ,v,,,,t,i. ,w,,i't,r, n ,,,, Samuel Gompcrs and Frank Morri son., president and secretary, respec tively, of tho American Federation of Labor. .... ,......!., ...... r..... , ...1,1, Noted Piunlsl In Air Accident. HHAUMONT. Texas, March 20. Leopold Godowsky, famous plunlU, narrowly escaped serious injury hero toiluy when he touched a con trol lever of no airplane from which ho was attempting to dismount. The plane taxied through a field und turned over. The ruuidolnti escaped with n few biulsus, but the plane was iliudly uiimugetl. IMovo on Itcdh In (iiliiu. Ily Tii AMi'tlaled l'l, PUKIN, .March IS. Pendstent re ports from Harbin flute that (Jon. Haron Mlchnl Fngorn-Stornberg, lender of a force of-Itiisslau revolu tionaries and Mongolians. Is ail vane -' Ing toward the Lrjke Ituikul region 'evidently Intent on cutting off the I lluuslun soviet forces at Chita. The . fovirt leaders are reported to bo I conducting a hasty mobilization but i to be meeting with considerable opposition. Cardinal Dougherty Assumes Charge of Titular Church at ; Brilliant Ceremony In Rome Interior of Edifice Betuilifully Dccorntcd With Rod Dnm nsk, Lninps, Flowers Crowd of Diplomatic Offi cials, Catholic Dignitnrics On Hand for Occasion 1 P til A uncial fit I'irM. ROM II. March 20. -Cardlnnl Den nis J. Dougheity of PhllndolphU took possession of his titular church of Saints NereiiM nnd Achlllemi herv tuday with Impressive ceremonies. The chin eh. which nt beautiful ly decoratnd with red ibiinusk hav ing gol.l fringes, magnificent hang lug lamps and flowers, was rrowded with diplomatic inprcMuitnltvcx, pre lates and members of thn American colony, Including tlie 1 1 clergymen who accompanied Monslgiiot' Dough erty fiom America. A portrait of Caidlnal Dougherty and Ids coal of arms hung opposite thn portialt of Popo IK'iiedlrt. New Pilnco Is Itcvclvisl, Father LhIh. ret lor of thn church of the orntnrlaiis, w lit. Ii Inm Juris diction over the church of the Km In In Neretis and Aehllleiis, received Car dinal Dougherty who woro IiIm ciiin son robos. Tho new American prince of tho church was weteomed by MonMgnor Cerrctt), pupal under secretary of state, who iii!e as iiKMtatanl bishop, having Mouslgnor Alliiine ,i- i-raue or i' itiailcipum and night lteverend MonsiKiior Patrick ,l. hiipii e of Itovburv, Mass.. i as ar.slstant prelates, while lllshop I liilwanl l1. Allen or Mciune, Alaoamit represented tho American hierarchy Hlshop Allen Oil the special In quest of tho pontiff, had delayed his departure from Home In order to participate In lodnyV ceremony Cardinal Dougherty ascended the Ihrnnn it ltd was greeted with an lulilrehii of welcome by Father Lais ittter which Monsignor Hpnivermi, apostolic prothonotni y, read tho papal bull coufemug the cnurah on Cardinal Dougherty, 'liliMilo ii, t nruiiinl .M'tvniaii, The latter replied In n speech In which ho expiessed gratitude to the pope for assigning 111 1 1 i as titular ut a chinch of aiich ancient history, 'thus 'bringing me into closer touch with this religious body dear to the KngllHh spnuklng world, especially bocatise 11 numbered In Its run Us thu profound mid original thinker, thnt master nf stately style, tho grcaf honied Cardinal Newman." After recapitulating the hlslnry of thn church of Saints Nrrouu and AchllleiiH, Cardinal Dougherty de tailed (hat of his predecessors, nnd especially of Cardinal Hamulus. "Tho maiiyr blood of Saint Nereus and Saint Arhllleiis has become a seed nf growth which, leaping over thu barriers of nationality, has em braced with Ita nurturing power the peoples' of Hid earth,'' Monsignor Dougherty Mild. "Unequal In their stations of life, these martyrs found ed by common sacrifices a touching und true democracy, a democracy of souls In which the authority of Saint Peter was paramount," The elinlr of the American college, conducted by Monsignor llnlln, vice director of the Slr.tiiin choir, sang tho To Deiim, after which Cardinal Dougherty Imparted tho benedic tion. OIL MEN GATHERING Four llriiii(int of Petroleum Indus try li Ho Itcprcscnlcil nt Con grcsM Opening .Monday. KANSAS CITY, Mo March 20. Delegates to what Is declared will bo tho largest convention nt nil man over hold in tho United States are urrivipg here tonight for tho na tional petroleum congress which be gins tomorrow nnd wl)l last through Thursday. John D. Iteynolds, exec Utlve secretary nt" tho American In dependent Petroleum association, said tonight 1.000 guests were as sured and perhaps 1,200 will attend. Itepresentativea of the four branches nf the Industry produc tion, refining, selling ami distribu tion will be here. Associations al lied with these will hold their an nual meetings hero In eonlunetlon With the congress. The Western i etroteuni nnl lleflnlug association will hold its it nulla I miH'tlug tomor row. The Kansas Oil Men's association, comprised of Kunsns distributors, will hold Its - nnitunl gathering Wednesday. Special trains bearing all men from Chicago, Tulsa und Duncan. Okla., aro niu-d tiled to ar rive Tuesday. BOYCOTT BIRMINGHAM CLUB I'nlon Labor Takes Hlotv at South ern league Tellm. CHATI'A.VOOGA, Term , March 20, The boycott by union labor of the IJh iiilngham Southern associa tion (lull is to be extender! to all cities ill which that dub plays, It was announced by union leaders hero today. The resolution adopted by the local unions declaring the boycott itiialiist the Hirmlngham club denounces "Hick" Woodwarfl, owner of the chili, as a strike breaker for "running n scab train on the Atlanta, Illrmlnghaiii & At lantic railroad as an engineer.'' Tllll WEATHER 'ItiJlA, OKl.A.. Mri'h JO.- lUilinu.it If miifraiitrc. ?y. minimum, 61, noulli lnl. oloudr, preelpltnl'"" fr hours,' March ID In Xtsrch 20, 10. OKLAHOMA Muri'lay partly erriuijy, cimilur Tui-ailay i totubl." fulr, waruior In norlltwraturn irfirllnn. AltKANXAH M.. ml ay ptbabl thun rtcrshotvvrs roi.ltr 'I ui)u . ahuweri In rait, ptnbably air in wpt pertain. K A vKA - iloncally fair Morula, alliihli t ul't r .ii auiiilitaat portion, Tua ilar uniftlli'l. TOIIAVS LOCAL KVKNTS, Klani ilub, 13 II, Hotel Tulia. $2 1,000 in Libert it HoiuIh Stolen From State liank Fund OKLAHOMA CITY, Mnnh 50. He. every of mora than 121, U00 In Liberty bonds, a part of lliem lib ntlfled a tlnmn recently stolen from it Piedmont, Okla. bank, was announced hern tonight by I!. Dewing, sheriff nf Gar field county. Dewing brought to Oklahoma lily llurlon lv. Unb elts of Hold, In whoRa possession Sheriff Dewing said a "part nf the bonds had been discovered, iiuil Who, In an alleged confes sion, led to the discovery of tho remainder, Tho confession Im plb ated .1. 1 1. I.cnglndc of Okla homa lily, wlio 1ms been aj ICHtCll, VOTE IN SILESIA, CLASH REPORTED Polish Bands Cross Fron tier and Mix With Brit ish, Says Dispatch RICH AREA AT STAKE Gonmuis and Poles Rush Homo From Abroad to Vote; Result Not Yet Known lllll l .l.TI V Ily Th AMnrUtMl I'rfM. HKItl.IM Mnrnh rn C.r,l.,i .41..- patches from Kutnwltx, Silesia, re- pori mm i'oiisii bauds crossed the Slleslnn frontier Inlq Hosenberg and i.iiniiin uivoivru in (ignis wiiu H-1I1r1i Irnnns nl Crnun T jiMiwulU Several persons on both sides wort) seriously woitnuru, tno uispatciies state. Ily Tlt Aiorl(tJ tvtaa. TAUNOWITZ, Upper .Sllesliu March SO. All preparation had been completed when tho pplU opened for tho pleblscito today throughout I'ppur Silesia to deter mine whether tljo region, rich In coal, nine, lead and cromprlslng SO, 000 miuaro miles, henceforth shull bo under tho sovereignty of Germany or Poland. From distant parts of tho world Germans und Poles, for mer residents or Hllesln und entitled lo cast their batllots, hud Journeyed In tho hopn of aiding their respec tive countries lo win Hie region, Itt'siilis Kept In Dark, Tho final results of tho balloting were expected lo bo delayed some what owing to the order of tho Inter-nlllrd plebiscite commission suspending telephonic und trio- .graphic communication with tho .outside world, with the exception ot press uispatciies, vvnioti, However, wero subject lo tho approval of thu Hllcainn authorities. Approximately 2,600,000 Germans and Poles woro expected to cast bal lots und tho propaganda, agencies nf both countries havo worked to tho utmost to secure votes. Tiro Ger mans tonuldored Upper Silesia, such an asset that Dr. Simons, the Ger man foreign minister, made Its ces. seslnn to Germany ono of tho prin cipal Items of tho counter-proposals submitted by him to tho allies In Loudon for the payment of repara tions, lUg Troop Coiiivnlnillnii, Large concentrations of Polish and German troops were reported on the Slleslan frontiers and It was thought in some quarters that fight ing would occur although the coun cil of ambassadorM In Purls had no tified Germany that full responsi bility would be on her should dis orders or.ciir In consequent of army German troops enteiing the pltbs clle zone. Poiiiud also was warned that the allied plebiscite forces alone were responsible for tho mainten ance of order. According to Information In tho hands of tho Interlnlllcd plebiscite commission, the "Gernions aro al ready prepared to protest to the council of ambassadors In tho event that the plebiscite results unfavor able to Germany nnd will nsk h par tition of Silesia, asking that Poland be given the eautern section, where the pidlsh majority exists, Wind Darkcna Tuha for 15 Minutes Sunday Night The sharp wind that followed the shower Inst night caused one of the main feed wires from tho big Ar kansas river power hnuso of tho Public Servico company to break In two on West Main street about S;10 p. m., and It was 20 minutes later before It was found and repaired. 'l'l, .lMl,., .L-,.U . . .1... .,, ulih; nun i.iiu tu lllilliy 111 tllu lliiuineii not working on Sunday's. Several of the churches woi'o forced to cancel the romalndor of the evening services. Another I'lro in Hrifkeiirldgc. IlIUX'KKN'UlDUi:, Texas, March 20. -murk 13 of the business sec tion, In wllh" U located a producing oil well, was destrnyed by fire to night, the third time in three months. Two hotels were among the numerous buildings destroyed. Tho loss is estimated at approxi mately 1100,000. PRICE 5 CENTS REGIONAL MERGER WILL SAVE ROADS Financial Crisis Finds the Rails Unable to Bet ter Traffic PUBLIC FAVORS PLAN U. S. Hallway Establishment Would Help Both People and the Carriers S0L0NS TO PAVE THE WAY Economist Figures That With Governmental Supervision I'iXponscs Ho Heducd WASHINGTON, March 20. Co ordination of I he facllltles-tind serv ice of din railroads of tho country under strict government supervision Is proposed by the national nssn elation pf owners ot railway se curities an n way out or tho pres ent transportation crisis- The plan will lie submitted to morrow to Chairman cummins of the senate Inlerslntu unnimeree committee, and H. Duvles Warfleld, president or tho nsioclatlon, an nounced loday thnt representatives of his organization would ufipcnr later before that committee to urur adoption. Will Improve Service. Mr. Warfleld say a the nlnn will Insure annual savings nf millions pf dollars, inereaso facilities and serv ico nnd lower rollwny fares and rates, tin adds that American transportation has outgrown tho system under which It now operates una wnriiii unit tno railways must reeognlxe Hint only drastic meas ures on their part will wavo' them from being swallowed tip In the de moralization that government oper ation anil after war adjustments hna brought Upon them, "Unless Intensive economical methods In railway ndmltilslriitlnn are adopted," ho continues, "thero Is no alternative but government npeiiitloii, followed by government ownership, although the, country' tuts given overwhelming uvidenco'nt be ing opposed In It," I'avorA Hcclonal Mergers. The propused plan Is supple mental to provisions ot tho 'trans imitation nut permitting' regional uunsolldnlloil of physical properly by thn intoratatc commerce com mtisinn. Curtain consolidations ot rail ways nro necessary, Mr. AVnrfleld aiys, "but un emergency now ex ists nndho public Is entitled to morn Immedluta nnd substantial benefits than can bq derived from tho great physical consolidations of railway properties." Tho proposed co-ordination would bo brUught about through a na tional railway service, to bo or ganized by mi act of congress nnd Which aluo would bo un agency to purchase cars arid other oqulpmnU to bo furnished to tho ralhvayn w'll limit profit. Thn intrrstato commerce com mission would select five of Its, members, and would constitute tho servlcb division ot tho natlonul or sanitation. This division would have supervision and initiatory and regulatory powers to bo exercised through the hoard ot tho national railway sorvlce, Tho board would .ho composed of 10 members, subdivided Into two di visions, flnanco and administrative, und railway officials ot 20 mem bers each. Subordinate o tho board would bo four group railway boards, ono In each of thn four rato territories into which tho commission has di vided the country custom, south ern, wrsWrn nnd ntountuln-paciflc. I'Jucii board would consist tit seven members, ftvo to bo selected by tho railway of each group, und two from tho shippers located in each group territory, Tho 20 railway officials serving on theso four hoards would servo ns thi railway officials division of thn national bourd. Co-opcratlng with t h o group boards would be 10 committees, each selected from tho railways of each group. Thrso committees would cover a largo range ot Investigation and report, Including the normal equip ment requirements of oach railway, additional equipment to bo leased from the natlbnnl railway service, standnrdlxatlon nt equipment; u sc ire expenditures incident to com petition; a study ot Joint use of terminals, yurds and shop facilities: surplus property nut required In legitimate transportation; cost nf carrying; purchase of fuel and sup plies; application ot a standard of efficiency In railway operations, working conditions, wages and the like, Tho natlonnl railway sorvire cor poration recently organized bv tho uMoelatlon of security owners to furnish equlpinent--to the carriers by conditional salo or lease would bo superceded by tho untlnnul ijllwuy service with extended povv. era for financing leasing equipment. Tho 20 trustees of tho present rv Ico corporation would servo at the finance and administrative division of the national board, Tho excess earnings created un der the transportation act would bo Ukod In connection with tho sale of trust certificates of the national railway servico to provide for the purcliaso of freight cars and equip ment for tho railways under the ntiin unloosed. Enulnment would i bo leased by the service to the roads to meet seasonal requirements and 'thus uscirat different times on dif ferent railways. 1 "The tuvingH In this method of I handling equipment would bo verv 'great," says Mr- Warfleld. "The I rental cpat to tho railways would bo" gradually cut down und railway (.rates correpondingly lowered.'