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9,000 REQUEST 20PCT.PAY CUT TO CINCH JOBS Say They Realize Move Is Necessary to Assure Income. CHICAGO# Dec. 31.—Nine thousand employes in the Pullman car shops hare notified the management they are will ing to accept wage reductions ranging as high as 20 per cent. The action was roluntary and officers of the company had no inkling ns to the men’s intention until notified last week of the decision of the committees, made up of representatives of the workers, skilled and untrained. Summed briefly, the committee which waited upon the management said: DINT PLANNING TO CUT WAGES. "Prices of almost everything are com ing down. Railroads expect to buy their equipment and get their repairs cheaper. Lower bids depend upon reduced cost*. If the company doesn't get the contracts we are out of work. If reduced operation costs will aid the company In Obtaining' contracts, then work, without any men being laid off or hours reduced, is as sured.” In some quarters It was heard that the company had contemplated reducing wages, but officials deny this, although it is understood costs would have to be cut to enable the company to enter the competitive field. But the men's proposition was entirely without prompting, and, should the com pany decide to cut wages, in accordance with the men’s resolutions, the men themselves will be called In to aid in the readjustment. Wages have increased nearly 100 per cent In the Pullman shops in the last ( three years. In January, 1018, the aver- 1 age wage was $3.75; today it is $0.77. j Some mechanics get as much as $1.50 an hour. The company took the employes Into ! i.. _ ■ '' . ._I-_22'3 MOTION PICTURE S . 1 1 ~~~ — J CpfSt&pS Ami Next Week—Starting Sunday —at the— ISIS oSomfai Constance Binnay || “Something Different” |j Universal Comedy Fox News Weekly t > 80 10 Entire H jgSu week n RoSCOE (FATTY) § “THE LIFE of the PARTY" | Sanders’ Apex Theatre Virginia Avenue and Stevens St. Open New Year’s Day MATINEE AND NIGHT Big Double Feature Program “So Long Harold Lloyd Letty” Comedy A1 Christie “An Eastern Wonder Production Westerner’’ Today and Tomorrow THOMAS MEIGHAN —lN— “Conrad in Quest of Kis Youth” A Romance of Life’s Golden Adventure Also a Runaway Romance of Roars “WEDDING BLUES’’ PERFORMANCES START in turrv WESLEY BARRY In ALL WEEK “DINT Y” BfTTffwrPH A Marshal Neilan Picture CHRISTMAS PAGEANT With Cast of Twenty People. the management of their affairs last June and the plan has proved a success, offi cials said yesterday. Recently complaint was made that some of the men were receiving too much at the expense of their colleagues. Com mittees of the men and executive officers scaled wages involved to the satisfaction of the workers. BUREAU HEAD OF EMPLOYES. The employes' representation has at its head the bureau of industrial rela tions, consisting of the executive offi cers of the company, appointed by and answerable to the president, J. 8. Run nells. The scope of the work of the bu reau shall cover matters pertainlbg 'to wages, working conditions, questions of industrial relations and welfare matters. A department local committee is estab lished for each department. The** com mittees consist of one representative for each 200 workers. The bureau names representatives to these committees a!so t but never to ex ceed, in number, those chosen by the workers. The company furnishes meeting places and foots ail expenses. General prin ciples recognized by the company are: There shall be no discrimination either by the company or employes on account of membership or non-membership in any fraternal society or union. The right to hire and discharge, the management of the properties and the direction of the working forces shall be vested exclusively In the company, but grievances arising In relation thereto shall be considered as the plan provides. Should a reduction in working forces become necessary, consideration will he given to efficiency, length of service and employes having families in selecting those to be retained. RAISES PRIZE TURKEYS. GREENSBTRO, ind., Dec. 31.—Mrs Charles Alplanalp of Napoleon. Ripley County, claims the championship ns tur key' raiser. She raised a flock of thirty five birds which averaged seventeen pounds in weight and when sold brought the fancy sum of $228. AMUSEMENTS, MASONIC TEMPLE Admission Free | Benedict j M. A. | of New York City Famous Public Speaker Njj America’s Noted Human Analyst WILL GIVE HER FASCINATING COURSE OF Public Lectures -IN- I How to Read People on Sight ONE WEEK i- JAN. 3-9, 8 P. M. ONLY ! Readings of strangers from the jg audience at every lecture. j ADMISSION FREE MuraT twmt 8:!5 Matinee Tomorrow, 2:15 p, yj, Robert Milton Presents THE CHARM SCHOOL A comedy by Alice I>uer Miller and Robert Milton, with a wee bit of music by Jerome Kern. PRlCEß—Tonight (New t cur's Eve > SI.OO. $1.50, $2.00. $2.50. *3.00. Tomor row Matinee, 30c, 73c, SI.OO, $1.30, *2.00. Tomorrow Niiglit, 80c, SI.OO, $1 50 $2.00. *2.50. MOTION PICTURES MOORES ELECTED HISTORICAL HEAD Fills Vacancy Made by Resig nation of Howe. Charles W. Moores was elected presi dent of the Indiana Historical Society at a meeting In the auditorium of the central library yesterday, to fill the va cancy left by the. resignation of Daniel W. Howe, who had been president of the organization for twenty years. Mr. Howe resigned because of. 111nes3. He wa* elected honorary president for life nn<l u resolution expressing appreciation of his service was adopted. Other officers elected were ns follows •lames A. Woodburn, first vice president ; William E. English, second vice presi dent; Harlow T.imlley, third vice presi dent; Charles E. Coffin, treasurer; Jacob I*. Dunn, recording secretary; Frank B. Wynn, corresponding secretary. John 11. Holliday, Logan Ksarey, Mrs. Frank Athon Morrison, Lee Burns and Mis AMUSEMENTS, gftfif*! IC6J9& toh’iTE CnbySll 9 Bal. Week MATINEE SATURDAY America's Foremost Glrllasque llarie Guinade MARCUS SHOW of I*2o Company of 73, including MIKE SACKS, Bee Winsome, Charlie Ab bate. Mile. Marlon and Famins M YHCI S TEACHES. PRlCES—Nights and Sat. Mat.. 50c to $2.30. Tonight, New Year's Eve., 50c to $2.50. Next Monday—All Week .Matinees, YVed. and Sat., 60c to SI. Evenings, 50c, 78c, $1 and $1.50. SEATS SELLING WM-COLD! iHi Mates You Forget Your Troubles Selwyn & Company's LAUGH FESTIVAL zaisA cuazoM ■ Two Shows NewYear’s Eve Ist Show 8 p. m. 2nd Show 10:30 CLOWN FEATURES Try to Get In! THIS WEEK Dubin and Oliver Present “Now and Then” A Melodious, Youthful Revue Jimmie Rosen ! Famous Lilliputian Comedian. 4% Other Big W 1921 Features ” IM ■ r———.i_. jr*wjrwf.rv, mmmwwmmmmmtmmm PARK Snappy—Full of Pep. GIRLS From the FOLLIES With Freddie (Falls) Binder This coupon and 10c with 3c war tax entitles lady to reserved seat i§ at any matinee during the week. .! Midnight Show New Year’s Eve. ' -rTtUBTSf t T”-T~~‘r" rJ —TirT w 1 *T ANNIVERSARY mm All Special fractions Matinee Every Day J macro I Musical Comedy 111 MOON GIRL 25 PEOPLE 25 Plepty of Girts 1 INDIANA DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1920. Elizabeth Gordon Browning were elected to the executive committee. Resolutions adopted urging the passage of a bill at the next Legislature to pro vide a commission which will Incase the battle flags of Indiana regiments in Civil war, the Spanish-American war an.! the great World War. Miss Lucy M. Elliott and Harlow Lindley were p pointed to arrange a public meeting next summer. STATE OF SIEGE AT Bl UAPEBT. BERLIN, Dec. 31.—A state of siege has been proclaimed at Budapest as a re sult of the revolutionary situation, ac cording to r report received today by the communist newspaper, Freiheit. Retail Merchants Profit By Buying Through Us— ORDERS placed with us afford the retailer the advantage of a handy ware house from. This diminishes your chance of overstock and en ables you to carry a cleaner stock and larger assortment of styles. You will also save time and money on transportation, and get immediately the benefit of all market changes. We have sixteen departments, all well filled with DEPENDABLE MER CHANDISE. Our selling cost, being distributed over a wide range of goods, gives you the advantage of DEPENDABLE PRICES. Our nearness to you and our large reserve stocks insure DEPENDABLE SERVICE. Dry Goods, Notions, Furnishings, Ready-to-Wear \bh en - Hoi ! weg S? Cos. jijljjjli? f !" : Wholesale Only feteilfif 131-141 South Meridian Street INDIANAPOLIS U NIO N TRACTION Is What People Want for Travel and Shipping j Better passenger and freight service to points reached by trac tion lines than given by any other means of transportation. Seventeen trains via Anderson and fourteen trains via New castle for Muncie. Seven through trains to Ft. Wayne, sixteen to Kokomo. Two trains through to Ft. Wayne and one through [ train to Goshen viti Peru daily. All limited trains connecting at junction points for all cities and towns in the gas belt, northern and northwestern part of the state, Michigan and Ohio. Announcement to Freight Shippers “Aeroplane” Freight to Ft. Wayne, seven hours; Toledo, fourteen hours. “Cannon Ball” Freight to South Bend, fourteen hours; St. Joseph, Mich., twenty-four hours. Local freight to all points daily except Sunday. Express freight on all passenger trains “stack up” our service against anything else. Talk to the Local Agent or Write to Traffic Department, Anderson, Indiana 'TRACTION Says We’re Better Off Than We Think Fred Hoke, the principal speaker at the weekly luncheon of the Indianapolis Association of Credit Men at the Clay pool Hotel yesterday, told a story of an automobile that, with its human cargo, crashed into a tree at the maximum speed of which it was capable. The driver shouted that the machine was "all shot to pieces," but investigation showed that the only damage consisted of one broken tamp. He added that neither are we “all shot to pieces.” The pains the country is suffering now, r Good Service UNION TRACTION CO. OF INDIANA he said, would contribute to growth. Op llmism was the keynote of his talk. “A Review of the Year In Business” was the subject of his talk. Bandits Routed by Barrage of Glasses MG DEN, Utah, Dec. 31.—With his soda fountain serving as a breastworks and glassware- as hand grenades, George F. Cave, <fruggist, last night, put to rout three young bandits, one armed. Heavy artillery in the form of a five-gallon bottle sent the three scampering to safety. t -- “We Do the Dirty Work” Engines, Boilers, Smoke Stacks, Safes, Presses, Pumps, Hoisting Engines, Punches, Tanks, Heavy Machinery Expert Riggers Machinery Movers F Heavy p EDERAL MAULING LdMPANY 331-333 Virginia Ave. Auto. 25-492. Main 1492. “If It's Movable-We Move It” Work Estimates Anywhere In Cheerfully the State Made UNi ON TRACTION i l I [traction!