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2 THE STANDARD-EXAMINER FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1 920. Vk
McCormick Resolution Au
thorizes Committee to
: B. R. T. OFFICER SAYS
STRIKE'S END NEAR
Switchmen From Coast to
Coast Go Out in Sympathy
With Chicago 'Insurgents'
WASHINGTON, April 0. Con
gress took cognizance today of the
strikes of railroad employes which
starting at Chicago, have spread to
half a dozen cities from the Paci
fic to the Atlantic coast.
Senator McCormick, Republican
j Illinois, Introduced a resolution
authorizing the Interstate com
' mcrce committee to Investigate the
walkouts and to report the causes
and tho merits of the controversy.
i It was referred to the contingent
-1 expenses committee which will
recommend whether funds for the
' Inquiry should be voted.
Tho resolution proposed an invesli
Slition of any existing strike of rail
road employes not authorized by the:
lenders of the railroad workers' union.
Senator Pomerone, Democrat, Ohio,
wanted to know whether the resolu
tion would apply specifically to strikes
reportod today from Los Angeles. Buf
falo and other cities. Senator McCor
mick said it would apply to all strikes
in which the men "havo disregarded
the judgment of their responsible lead
ers." i These walkouts he said, have taken
place despite the efforts of tho lcad-
L era of the railroad crafts to prevent
With the unauthorized strikes
spreading, President Wilson's advisers
urged him to speedily appoint the rail
road labor board provided for In tho
transportation act. Those who talked
With him said he probably would make
them in a few days. .
I Many Cities Affected. i
CHICAGO, April S That unauthor-j
ized strike of switchmen and railroad
cuginemen which started in the Chi
cago district and spread today to sev
eral cities, will be broken within the
next 43 hours, A. F. Whitney vice pres
ident of the Brotherhood or Railroad
Trainmen and S. E. Heberling, Inter
national president of the Switchmen's
Union of North America, predicted to
night The strike situation In Chicago
showed some improvement during the
day but Whitney said that the traf
fic handled was still less than fifty por
cent of normal. One thousand brother
hood men from other cities have ans
wered the call to come here as strlko
I breakers, he added.
I The railroad managers association
I reported that more engines were op
I orated today than any time since the
I strlko began.
I While conditions hero showed 1m-
I provement, the strike was spreading!
throughout the country from coast to
coasL Reports tonight summarizo thei
situation as follows:
Chicago, S.000 men out freight traf-i
fic thirty to forty por cent of normal; j
40,000 packing plant workers thrown
out of work with complete suspen
sion of the plants, employing 50,000
men, in prospect tomorrow.
Buffalo 1,500 to 2,700 men idle; em
bargo on all freight in effect
Kansas City 100 to 500 men out;
' freight embargo iuoffect.
Los Angeles 1,200 men employed
' by transcontinental lines on strike.
Toledo 600 men out; completo
freight tieup withjn 24 hours predicted.
' Detroit 1,000 men out and 500 more
expected id follow tonight.
Gary 300 to 400 idle; 350 B. R. T.
men vote to remain loyal to their union
East St, Louis 200 out; 5,000 in St.
Louis vote to "resign" at midnight un
less demands are granted.
Decatur, 111. 107 on strike, vote to
stay out until demands granted.
Joliet 111. 50 on "on four roads strike
j Chicago Outer Belt men refuse to Join
I Springfield, 111. Baltimore and Ohio 1
switchmen uot. '.
Colton, Cal. 50 Southern Tacific
Cleveland 1,500 to vote tonight on '
strike issue. 1
Sheridan, Wyo. Men vole to remain i
at work and send delegation to Chi- '
cago to aid In breaking strike.
Niagara Falls Switchmen refuse to
strike after listening to appeals from 1
fifty Buffalo strikers.
J Elmlra, N. Y- Yardmen of the Del
aware, Lackawanna and Wostorn, New
York Central and Lehigh Valley ord
Pittsburg 2,000 Pennsylvania em
ployes at Conway yards vote to strike
at midnight if demands col. granted.
Memphis Yardmen on all but two
roads entering the city, vote to strike)
at 4 p. m. Friday if demands are not
Fort Wayne Strike of 3200 Pennsyl
H , vania shopmen believed settled. Strike
had no connection with switchmen's
H San Francisco 20 switchmen quit
Jersey CH, N. J. Eric yard brake
men struck today.
; Effect New Organization.
BUFFALO. N. Y., April 8, At a
! meeting tonight attended by about
H ' 1300 switchmen, the Grand Lodge of
h the- International Yard Workers' as-
H : sociatlon was organized. II was said
by the officers that this organization
H i would he extended to other cities
they declared that tho association
where tho switchmen are on strike and
B -would supersede tho the switchmen's
union and also tho Brotherhood of
1 Railroad Trainmen as far as it affects
H i vardmen.
B i ' Speakers at the meeting emphasized
H ! the contention that tho men were not
' on strike, but that they had walked
v out as individuals. The speeches wero,
' moderate in tone and a striker who al-
' tempted to interject remarks in praise
of Eugen V. Debs, was denied a
hearing by tho assemblage.
H After the meeting Edward C. Hola
Hi han president of the new organization
Hl i' .mnouueed that the switchmen's de-
I Inand for' wage . Increase and an eig1it:
MEXICO TO RUN
Mi IF STRIKE
IS NOT ENDEB
Sonora Governor Tells South
ern Pacific -President
State Is Ready to
MUST ACT TO SAVE
Will Have Strikers Operate
Road and Pay Them
NO GALES, Mexico, April 8. The
settlement of the trainmen's strike,
which since Saturday has tied up traf
fice on tho Sonora district of the South
ern Pacific of Mexico, is in tho handa
of Presidont Epcs Randolph, of that
road, said Gov. Adolfu de la Iluerta
today. Unless he acts, the state will,
Gov. de la Hucrtn, who is here from
Kermosillo, in an effort to settle tho
strike, declared emphatically there
would bo no revolution in Sonora. He
explained the various rumors of revolt
wore borne of political misunderstand
ings which would be corrected within
24 hours. lie also announced that un
less the strike is settled today tho gov
ernment would lake over the railroad
and op2rate iL 'In the ovent of gov
ernment control the governor said,
trains will not' be operated by soldiers,
but by the striking tralnmon them
To Aid Governor.
Prior to calling the strlko last Sat
urday, Gov. de la Huerta explained the
trainmen notified the state govern
ment of their Intentions nnd of their
reasons for quitting wc , and plncPd
themselves absolutely at tho command
of tho governor in any adjustment of
tho difficulty he saw fit to negotiate.
The strikers, he said, have not sinco
receded from this position and are
willing at the governor's orders, to per
mit and assist in the resumption ofi
Will Got Demands.
If it i3 necessary to take over the
road, the govornor said, the men who
run the trains and perform other ser
vices incident to their operation, will:
bo paid tho scale of wages they demand
and will be only requlVod to work rea
The real issue of tho"strike. the gov
ernor said, is recognition of tho train-1
men's union and placing employes of'
the Southern Pacific of Mexico" on a!
wago nnd hour equality with the em-J
ployes of other roads in Mexico. Thei
governor added that the granting of I
demands would still leave the strik-j
ing workers at a wage scale one-third;
helow that of workers on connecting
Hues in the United States. I
To Prevont Water Famine !
Gov. de la Huerta declared ho is ac-j
tuatcd by a desire to do justice to all :
concerned and the fact that a water I
famine threatens practically every
point along the railroad in Sonora1
makes him especially desirous of hay
ling traffic resumed without delay.
BRITISH IUTAjUD IN RIOTS
LONDON. April 9. It is reported!
that ten civilians were killed and 180
wounded and that three British offl-1
cor.s were wounded In the disturbance
in Jorosalem April 4 between the
Jews, Jloslenis and Arabs, says a dis
patch to the Loudon Times from ,
Cairo, Bgypt, dated April 7. j
hour day would he submitted to of-j
licials of the railroads tomorrow. Ho
said that there would be no comprom
ise and that the mon were prepared to
remain away from the yards if their
demands were not granted.
Shop Strike Ends.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 8. The
strike of more than 3,000 Pennsylvania
railroad shopmen, inaugurated a week
ago when a demand for a closed shop
was made, was believed practically to
bo settled today.
Turn Down Strike.
OMAHA, Neb., April 8.--Switchraen
here have voted down a proposition to
join in a sympathetic strike.
CHICAGO, April 7, John Grunau,'
whose "personal grievances" precipi-j
luted the present strlko of railroad
switchmen, is president of the "out
law" union, known as the Chicago
Grunau, a yardmaster, was conduct
or on a work train operated by the Chi
cago and Northwestern road.
Recently the company added a pas
senger car to tho train, making neces
sary the replacement of Grunau by a
road conductor, officials say. Follow
ing his discharge, Grunau organized
the Yardmen's association among
switchmen, who formerly were mem
bers of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen and called the local strike.
Grunau is oaid to have been unsted
from the brotherhood during the war
for alleged pro-German utterances.
St. Louis Strike On.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 8. Two hund
red switchmen in tho East St, Louis
terminals failed to report for work at
3 o'clock this afternoon after demands
for increased wages had been refused.
Officials of the SL Louis djstrlct Yard
mens association said that 5,000 switch
men, fireman, engineers and firemen
would he out by tomorrow.
"Wo are Just resigning," they as
sorted. Out At Jersey City.
JERSEY CITY. N, J., April 8. All
yard brakemen employed In the Erio
railroad yards here wont on strike late
this afternoon without giving any rea
sons for their action. Railroad offi
cials deolared that the rr;i:e was un
sanctioned by union officials and ap
parently was called in sympathy with
the unauthorized strikes of railroad
employes in Chicago, Buffalo and oth
S. p. Men Out.
SAN FRANCISCO, April S. Twenty
yardmen and switchmen employea bv
the Southern Pacific company struck
hero at noon today in sympathy with
the strike of their fellow workers else
where, f be company announced, "
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B RAILWAY iAILi
Forces Three Clerks to Floor j
and Fourth to Bind Them;
' Robs Pouches j
KANSAS CITY. April S. Tho mail
cvar of Atchison, Topeka and Santa (
Fo railroad train No., 9, Chicago to
Kansas City, wa3 robbc-d by -a ban
thc amount of loot obtained was avail-;
dlt between Lexington' Junction and
Kansas City tonight. No estimate of
I The bandit boarded tho train at Lex
lington Junction, llo., 30 miles east of
here. Knterlng tho mail car flourish-i
ing a revolver, he forced thrco of the!
four mail clerks to lie, face down
ward on the floor, and compelled a
j fifth to bind them. He then bound the
fifth man himself and proceeded leis
urely rifle the. registered mail.
No inkling of the robbery was ob
tained until tho train reached Kansas
I City, when tho five cierk3 were found
bound. Motor cars of police armed)
jwlth riot guns were sent immediately;
to the spot where the bandit left the!
train and are proceeding to search i
the adjoining woods. Other police are
watching all roads leading to the city,
ostoffico officials set to work imme
jdiately in an effort to check tho rog
ittcred mall to determine the amount
obtained by the bandit.
Estimates of the amount taken by
the bandit was unobtainable late Po
Employes at the central postofficc.
on the night force, however, said that
the train the last three nights has car
ried registoi-ed mail or unusually high
lvalue, due to tho fact that express)
transportation has boon curtailed by!
the strike of Chicago switchmen. This I
registered mail has on previous nights!
: in that period, consisted largely of cur
rency and bonds., they said.
1 SOVIET RUSSIA
FEODOSL, (Theodosia) Crimea,
April 8. (By the Associated Press) '
After two years of hardship and ad-1
venture in soviet Russia, Miss Eliza
beth Hollinger, of Syracuse, N. Y., has!
made good h$r escape through tho!
south Russia zone of hostilities to thei
American Red Cross here. She is one!
of the thousands of refugees now
crowd tho shores of the Black sea,
seeking an exit through Russia's back
Miss Hollinger who has rosided for
twenty years in Russia, was living at
Kiev wheu it wus occupied by the sov
iet army. She left hor homo, staying
In the daytime in a local cemetery, nnd i
at night visiting the dwelling of hum
ble friends, who socretly provided hor
with food. Eventually she Was discov
ered and arrested, but on account of
her nationality was released, though'
forbidden to leave tho region,
In ancient Tlomoj domesticated os
triches were sometimes used by woni
on of the nobility for riding. On one
occasion for Emperor HclIograbaluH ,
I had tho bralno of GOO oHtrlehea served'
I up in a sinxlo dleh at a feast. I
SPECIMENS OF FLYING j
REPTILES FOUND IN KANSAS'
(By International News Service) i
LAWRENCE. MasB, Specimens or!
tho largest flying reptile of tho Kansas '
world some five million years ago,
were dug. up recently in the fossil bods
of the state by Handel T, Martin, cur
ator of the Kansas University.
Tho blrd-roplllc has been givon the
name of ptoranondon by sclonliats.
They describe it as huving a wing
spread of from eighteen to twenty feet
small body, slender hind feet and
(Statement Said France Should
I Have Sent Troop As
United States, England, Italy
and Belgium Believe Ger
many .Should Have
LONDON, April 0. (By the As
sociated Preos) After a long con
ference with the French ambassa
dor, Paul Carnbon, had with Prem
ier Lloyd George today, and a full
discussion of the France-German
incident by the cabinet council, at
which the French view wac fully '
explained to the British mlnistcrc,
an authoritative ctatement was is
sued to the efect that France h.id
acted entirely on her ovn initiative
in deciding to occupy German
towns; that Great Eritain, the
United States, Italy, and Belgium,
were all opposed to the plan, and
that France's action has caused a
Tho matter is under direction of the
British and French governments and
the hope is expressed that the situa
tion may be realized. The statement
recites various expedients suggested
far dealing with" tho Ruhr situation,
among others the sending of allied of
ficers with the German troops to sup
ervise the German withdrawal. An
other alternative was that tho decis
ion should be left with the German
government, wtyh the stipulation that
unless the status quo was sufficient
ly restored, tho allies themselves
would occupy Gorman points to en
force their demands. The statement
Only Ac Last Reoort.'
"The German government , appears
to have acted precipitately, and France I
to have responded by adopting a plan
which was only Intended as a last re
sort method, and even then! to havo I
been the affair of the alliesi and not
Of any one of them simply.'
Great Britain, Italy, Belgium and the
United States, it is declared, all felt
that the task of restoring order should
lie with Germany and all were opposed
to their regular forces being called
upon, oxcept as a last resort, to un
dertako what, are virtually police du
ties. It Is pointed out that France
feared somo ulterior motive on the
part of Germany and doubtless acted l
In good faith, but, adds the statement,
"the Immediate result is that the re
sponsibility for her action cannot be
shared by the allies as a whole and
certainly there is no intention on thoi
part of the British government to al-j
low British soldiers to act as police
between hostile German factions and I
incur all tho odium of such a position,;
to say nothing of its risk."
Be Ready to Act. I
The statement concludes:
"If, and when, Franco's suspicions
or Germany's ulterior motives and de
liberate flaunting of the terms of peace
treaty become accomplished facts, the
fillies would doubtless bo prepared to
act JnBtantly and vigorously in con
cert to vindicate the position and re
spect for the provisions of the treaty.
But for tho time boing, it may he taken
that no British soldier will participate ,
in the occupation of Gorman cities in i
tho neutral zone."
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