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1 Fiftkth Year-No. 87 ' Price Five cents - 1 OGDEN CITY, UTAH, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1920. Tr- THIRTY-SIX PAGES '
B ' , : . i H I-y GRIDIRON CLUB , POKES FUN AT . , pup II Annual Dinner Turned Into National Non-Partisan Po litical Convention NOTED AMERICANS ATTEND BANQUET 'Palmer, Hoover, Bryan, Low den and Others Are Cari , catured During Interlude .i' WASHINGTON. April 10. Having " - arrived at the presidential age of 35 years, the Gridiron club, celebrated the, event tonight by turningiits din ner into a national non-partisan polit ical ' convention, at which 1 0-0 candi v . dates heard their claims presented in a' fashion new to party politics,. . Many were nominated and more ycrc discussed in such a way as to suggest to all the candidates who were, present the notion that perhaps j they take themselves too seriously. The Gridiron convention was called to order by the clanging of a dinner bell, and when the delegates, who also included guests, filed into the hail and look their seats at the dinner tables they discovered that both great polit ical parties were heavily represented bv- some of their most distinguished members. Among those present were Secretaries Colby, Meredith. Houston, Pavne and Daniels, Attorney General Palmer, Speaker Gillctt, General Per shing, the Japanese ambassador, the Polish minister, former Secretaries Lansing and Lane;' Homer S. Cum mi'ngs, chairman of the Democratic national committee; Will H- Hays, ' chairman of the Republican natldnal committee; Senators Watson of In-, diana, Owen of Oklahoma. Harding oi 1 Ohio, and Polndexter of Washington; Ti,. i n-T.-r " f-PffmnsvlviiD lrr,..an .l, . Morrow o Kentucky, and Colonel George Harvey. Chairman Chosen The convention was opened by the selection of a temporary chairman, following which it proceeded to elect ai.pormancnt chairman, who, proved to b'e3W. w- Jcrmane, the new president of the club. . The proceedings' were ipi'xcd and fast. find, while touching upon many phases of the 1020 cam paign, really settled none of them. -A press section was filled with working newspaper correspondents and .a large number of editors and publishers tried to crowd in. Dr. Al bert Shaw could not get a seat among the correspondents, who al30 rejected applications from William H. Taft and "William J. Bryan. A pair of "sob sisters," who applied for seats met the same fate. AVluit About Hoover'.' The working correspondents, how jf ever, were not without their troubles. "I was told to describe Herbert - Hoover." wiid one. "To what party does he belong?" "I- don't know." was the answer. "I haven't asked- him sinco ycatcr dapiatform planks on prohibition, la bor, the tariff and the war made their appearance. '-"My. paper wants to know." one correspondent asked, 'whether Mc- Adoo Is for or against government ownership of railroads." I '"Answer .Yes'." he was advised, - A session given over to the minls- tvations of three medium, who sum moned spirits and made them talk by means of an ouija board, operated mysteriously .without the use of hands and in full view of the delegates. J Fed ttlpe Olives i The spirit of Charles E. Hughes J remarked: "I would have been all right if Will Crocker had not fed me those California ripe olives." Said the spirit of Joseph Daniels: k I am being punished for my Sims." J - The spirit of Vice President Mar- fi shall observed: "What the Democratic party needs Is a fool killer. Then the 1 few of us left can form a new party." i , Frank Hitchcock's spirit told the) delegates: "It pays to advertise. Ij , put an ad in the papers, .reading as I 1 follows: 'Situation wanted as political ( i , manager for some candidate. Terms, 5 Florida delegates on delivery. Fast color guaranteed.' Now look at the job I got." Wisdom and Discretion The spirit of Pvobert Lansing sol emnly said: "May I not suggest to c you, .my dear Colby, that it would bo the part of wldom and discretion to H move your office, to tho ground floor, rf It is much safer. Cordially and sin- cercly yours." K There was a musical interlude, also ft political, in which Senator Harding, j Attorney General Palmer,- Herbert 9 Hoover, General Leonard Wood, Gov- ft ernor Lowden And William J. Bryan iw all found themselves caricatured. u The- political status of the peaco I: treaty also was considered. T MICHIGAN WETS HIT ft BY COURT DECISION J -- LANSING, Mich., April 10. Action 'HI .-- of the Michigan legislature In ratlfy- ! vjk ing the national prohibition amend - lpent Is final and cannot bo submitted to a referendum of tho people, the su- "0 premo" court, held today.. ege v v w w v v v g 4 I jH ISGNORA QUITS REPUBLIC OF MEXICO I . 1- i . YIK)IEN : 1 'seBops j Secession of Sonera Brought j About By Dispatch of i . Federal Soldiers CHARGE PLOT TO HARM OBREGON Southern Pacific in Mexico Seized and Strikers Sent j Back to Work NO GALES. Sonora. April 10. The, state of Sonora withdrew from the re-! public of Mexico today. The atatc ; congress at Hermosillo iii a secret session which lasted .all night, voted, according to reports reaching here, to resist with armed forces any attempt, of the Carranza government of Mex-, ico to send troops into the state. The action of Sonora was brought ; about by President Car ran za order- ( ing federal troops sent into the state. t When the plan to end Mexican fed-' crals into Sojj.ora 'became, known, state ' .authorities said' the Ca,Vraha,,tropps I would bclroc't with 'arirted force's and ' civil war would result.. Prejldcn t ) (ntivfPcomnby Gov-! ernor - Adolfo de La litiarta to ex plain the reason for the contemplated i invasion of Sonora. ; Break With Carrajia Carranza replied that If t.roops were ordered into Sonora it was for the ; general welfare of the country. The reply did not satisfy Governor de la Huerta and other state leaders. The state executive, in announcing the break with the Carranza government. I said: .'.'.' "In view of the replies of President j Carranza, to the governor and con gress of the state of Sonora it was de-) cided to suspend relations with the ; central government until such time J as the causes leading to- tho determl- j nation had ceased to exist." I Against Obregon j Sonora political leaders declared j President Carranm planned to sot up j a military dictatorship in Sonora and take over the state government. Ho! was openly accused of plotting the maneuver to harm the presidential I candidacy of General Alvaro Obregon. I wlioso home Is here. Yesterday Sonora seized tho South- j edn Pacific de Mexico, an American-! owned railroad whoso, employes had J been on strike, and put all the strikers j back to work with a guaranty of their J demands. The federal government i had threatened this action yesterday1 but the Sonora government oper ated by soldiers If the strikers and I railroad officials could not agree to j a settlement and gel trains running. - i CUSTOMS HOC-SK SKIZED DOUGLAS. Ariz.. April 10. The Customs house at Agua Prieta, across ths; line from Douglas, was seized late today in the name of tho Sonora state government and tonight armed men ' are guarding the building. The im-1 migration office and the postpffice also have been taken over by atate authorities. The employes of the customs office and of the other federal departments have declared their loyalty to the state government. Orders have been issued to arrest and imprison Jose M. A. Tostodo, federal customs in spector, in charge, should he attempt to return to Agua Prieta. He left for Mexico City two weeks ago, and a telegram from him this morning stated he would return home tonight by way of El Paso and Douglas. All able-bodied men in Agua Prieta between tho ages of IS and 60 have been organized into state militia and they arc ready on short notice to as semble to protect the town against Invading forces. General J. M. Pino, lieutenant governor of Sonora, when General P. Ellas Calles was governor is In command of theso men and to night in answer to a telephone In quiry ho said ho had 2000 men at his call, Aith plenty of amis and ammu nition, and he declared it would be impossible for a Carranza force to capturo the town unless federal troops were permitted to comp through the United States, and he did not believe such a request would be granted. Trenches have been dug on the eastern, western and southern out skirts of the town and there are 200. militiamen on watch In them tonight. AMBASSADOR HAILS LIVERPOOL, April 10. Sir Auck land Geddes sailed this afternoon for tho'Unltcd States to take tip h.I:post there as British ambassador.' " DETAILS OF PLAN i TO ATTACK NEW YORK ARE FOUND WASHINGTON, April 10 f Details of plans of the German general staff for bombing- New York City from the air and a ' minute description of the super ; Zeppelin in which the invasion : would have been attempted, are contained in an article by Colo nel "William N. Hensley, Jr., of the air service. Colonel Hens- ; ley was one of the American of- ! Cicers who visited Germany aft er the armistice. He says the German effort was scheduled to take place about Thanksgiving", 1918, and that the L-72- which he describ ed as "the largest airship in the world," was expressly con structed for the raid. Measur- t in 775 feet from tip to tip and equipped with six engines of 260 horsepower each, the L-72, j the colonel said, was capable, of j carrying five tons of high ex plosives and incendiary mate rial. ,3 Three hundred and sixty-sev- -Jen. times the voyage-wasnnade on paper. The chances of real success were 367 to 1." OF COAL Cost to Consumer Held Out of All Relation to Pro duction Expense WASHINGTON, April 10 The Unit ed States bituminous coal commission, which settled the dispute between soft coal miners and operators, declared iiii a formal statement today that present prices of bituminous coal "were inex cusable" and "out of all relation to the increase in the cost of production caused by higher wages granted by the commission." Declaring that the present rise in prices could not be attributed to the campaign for early buying, the com mission's statement said there were various causes-for the "temporary up- ward trend" Including widespread feel ing that there might be a scarcity of coal for domestic use, due to foreign demand. "There seems also to be a misap-prehpnsion- in regard to production," the statement added. "The weekly re ports of the geological survey show that in the Tirst quarter of the present year our production was decidedly in excess of the production last' year and slightly in excess of the production 1 under high pressure in 1918. There is, therefore, no reason based on the past few months, for the skyrocketing of prices. "The fear of immediate suffering . from car shortage seems also to fig- ure in tho reasons for the flurry. There' were sufficient cars and motive power to distribute this unusual production of the past few months, on account of careful and energetic car distribution. These cars and motive power are prac tically all available and while there is definite need for more of both in order to stabilize the industry, tliore is no immediate serious threat of a car shortage such as has not existed dur ing tho winter, unless it is necessary because of emergencies, to divert coal cars for other purposes." oo FAMOUS "TOPSY" OF TOM SHOW IS DEAD AVOUCH ESTER, Mnas., April 10. Millie 13. "Wilkinson, who had tho dis tinction of making famous tho part of "Topsy" in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," died hero today, aged 7a. She was a nativo of England and up to the tlmo of her retirement from tho stage 3S years ago, she played with several fa mous actors Including Edwin Booth. She was at tho head of her own com pany in "East Lynn."" While aho was not the original "Topsy," she devel oped the part unljl it was oni of the principal features of tho play. CRAFTS OFFER I 10 OUTLAW YARDMEN HERE Moral and Financial Assistance. Pledged in Resolution Adopted at Meeting RAILROAD ASKING FOR STRIKE BREAKERS j Notice Served That Men Who Failed to Return Are Taken Off Rolls Here are yesterday's ouLsUind- lug developments in .Hie Munition j resulting from the slrikc of Og den Union Hallway., and Depot j yardmen: ' Southern Pacing shopmen anil ; railway Hcrks vole moral and fi nancial support of the -'"outlaw" movement. ; Announcement, by the Southern ; Pacific that men who failed to re- j turn ntr i o'clock yesterday after noon lire no longer on railroad .Hsu . : " Plncjtu"; of advertisements in 3.. ima-iyJ1 ajjsiuSw panics -folr, men (o -lako places of strikers. ' Announcchcnt of Strikers that there are no descrtcra from their t"i II J.-a Striking railroad -switchmen and yardmen were supported in their "outlaw" movement by members of the railroad shop crafts and the clerk's union In a resolution adopted last night at a meeting of more than 100 railroad men, representing prac tically all crafts. A delegation of- railroad shopmen ; from Salt Lake attended the meeting 1 and brought tho information that not a car wheel was turning in the Sail I-ake freight -yards and urged that the union members present support the "outlaw" move and make the Is I sue a success. v I One Big Union One big union, where class is en tirely eliminated was also advocated by practically all of the speakers who represented the switchmen, firemen, electrical workers, machinists and others. Tho moral and financial support of the various railroad craftsmen was voted in the resolution, which told of tho months of waiting and patience on the part of the yardmen to receive a living wage that never materialized. It contained Information regarding the ever rising high cost of living and stated that the yardmen were simp ly driven to strike in order to protect their families. Slick Together ' Practically every speaker urged that tho railroad men stick closely togeth er In. the present issue and make it a suce'ess,' then to bogln plans for the building of a bigger and better union where cias3 was entiroly eliminated and every member was equal. They all practically .agreed that the present strike was-the beginning 'of an up heaval of railroad labor which would i be fought to the finish by tho cm- j ployes The representatives of the var- ions trades expressed themselves as entirely In favor of tho move of the; Ogden yardmen and dcolared that If It were necessary they would all be- 1 come "outlaw." i , -Meeting In Salt lutkc The Salt Lake delegation brought , tho information that a mooting will bo held in Salt Lako tomorrow morn-1 Ing to decide whether or not the shopmen will strlko in sympathy with the yardmen now out. A delegation of Ogden shopmen were Invited to at tend this meeting. C. II. S'haeffer, representing the railroad clerks, was tho first speaker and callod attention to the orderly manner in which tho striking yard men had walked out and praised them for their conduct. I-lo urged that in caso a general sympathy strike was called that similar conservative ac tion be taken on the part of tho strikers. He declared they had not been near tho yards since walking off tho job and had not interfered with tho few men that wore working in tho freight yards. RcjKjrts Are Denied Various reports that railroad clcrKs had been used in freight yards in Salt Lake to spot ears were flatly denied by tho Salt Lake delegation mem bers who declared that conditions were such there that a certain pack ing company was forced", to bring whoolbarrows into tho yards and un load their goods. In regard to the cierka being used ... (Continued .on page -two) YALE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SAYS ! HE WILL RESIGN YALE UNIVERSITY NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 10. The resignation of Presi dent Arthur Twining- Hadley of Yale university, has been ac cepted by the Yale corporation, it was announced tonight. The resignation will be effective on June 30, 1921, when Dr. Hadley will have been president of Yale for 22 years. In his letter of resignation President Hadley said : "Early in 1921 I shall reach the age jit which the statutes of the corporation permit its offi cers to retire. I rejoice that conditions are such that I can honorably avail myself of this privilege and resume my stud ies and work as an economist. I am making this request more than a year in advance because I regard it as important for the continuity of Yale's prog ress that my successor should be chosen next autumn, and have at least . six months dn. which to consTder plans for the future, before assuming the ac tual duties of his office. ' ' v ' FOOD RESERVES li MANY CITIES MJEPLETEO Question of Getting Provi sions Grows Serious, Gov ernment Bureau Says WASHINGTON'. April 10 Reserve supplies of food stuffs at principal distributing centers already have been depleted as a result of tho railroad strikes, the department of agriculture today announced. Large shipments of meat," livestock and produce were In transit today but '"arrivals will be more or less affected by loc.il strikes I at junction points" an official sum mary by the department said. "The strike situation was reported serious at New York," the announce ment continued, "very little produce was lightered across from New Jer sey Friday or Saturday. "Ac Chicago, the supply of various commodities was reduced about fifty per cent with the possible exception of potatoes. Most roads were refusing shipments particularly in adjacent territory. "In St. Louis and East St. Louis an embargo was placed on practically all express and freight both inbound and outbound. "At Kansas City seventy-five per cent of the railroad facilities were re ported unavailable. Car lot dealers re ported inability to distribute many cars of perishable produce In the rail road yards. Others arc being unload ed Into trucks and contents pla'ced in warehouses. "The Pittsburg market Is reported j not yet affected by the strikes but railroads at that point are not ac cepting billings west. "Tho situation was reported norm al at Cincinnati, except for tho effect of embargos due to strikes In other cities. "Dealers in Omaha are reported not anticipating that tho strikes will af fect conditions In that city." THERE IS NO STRIKE GOMPERS DECLARES PHILADELPHIA, April 10. There is no strike of railroad men, assort ed Samuel Gompers, president of tho American Federation of Labor, here today to reporters while he was wait ing for a delayed train for New York. He was compelled to go to West Philadelphia and catch a through train from Washington. As ho swung aboard he said: 1 "Remember, there is no strike. Con gress lias prohibited strikes on tho ' railroads, but, of course, there Is no ' law to prevent Individuals from quit th.i' their jobs if they choose to do 1 so." ! Mr. Gompers would not reveal tho nature of his mission to Thlladelphla. Ranks of Insurgent I Yardmen Grow By I Thousands Each Day I CHICAGO, April 10. Soveral more railroad centers today, were affected by the insurgent strike of switchmen and passenger service was affected in some places, notably New York City, while strikers returned in small groups-at several places.. Large areas of the country had not yet been in- , vaded by the strike, which, union officers declared was an effort to over throw the unions and make way for a new organization. IH The switchmen In New England, in all the southeastern state3 and in the upper Mississippi and the Missouri valleys remained at work, those it I JM Denver and St. Paul and Minneapolis formally voting to remain at work. Or, the other hand, hundreds of men in Cleveland, the headquarters 6t the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, today broke away from official resL-aim i and quit work. FORTY THOUSAND MEN ON STRIKE.. ! Reports' of the number of strikers were confused by the variance- be j tween the figures of union officers and strikers. Unofficial figures from ;tht i various railroad centers affected showed -10,000 men on strike. ajL fl In addition thousands of persons were indirectly affected by theike through the closing of steel mills, packing plants and other industries ''de- pendent on the roads for coal and raw material, . The insurgent forces were strengthened by nearly 8000 . today when j switchmen in 22 additional ciites and towns struck and further walkouts occurred in large railroad centers. Against this gain about 1000 strikers re- I JH . turned, to, wor.lcJn jihalf dozen .places. More than '46ouJdIuedrthstfikers already out in Toledo, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, Fort Worth and oiher cities. CLAIMS BRING DENIALS. In the Chicago area, claims of railroad heads and officers, of the Broth crhoods who united to break the unauthorized walkout, that strikers were"re" turning to work and that freight traffic was gradually approaching normal, were met with denials by officers of the Chicago yardmen's association, who jH asserted that the tieup was complete. Federal intervention in the strike with the possible utilization of the Illinois national guard to protect properly was forecasted today by the actiov of District Attorney Charles F. Clyne who after an all night- conference witn his staff and members of the department of justice suiumorfed John Grunau, IH leader of the strikers, to his office. It was said that definite instructions were received by Mr. Clyne frorc Attorney General Palmer in regard to the government's action in the stiike situation. Il DRASTIC ACTION LIKELY. Mr. Clyne would not discuss possible government action. "I will say JH however," he slated, "that the United is not entirely powerless in a situation that affects the food and fuel supply of the country and that drastic action will be inevitable unless conditions are altered materially within the next fl 18 hours." It was learned that Mr. Clyne was in conference by telephone with chiefs llH of the department of justice in Washington as late as 3 o'clock this morning. f Members of the Eleventh regiment. Illinois national guard, were report 1 .ed to have been ordered to keep in close touch with their homes, so they IH could be reached by telephone at short notice. They said they were instruct- 1 ed to be ready "to go out on strike- duty" at any time. The General Managers' association, representing the roads, today an nounced that it would refuse to treat with representatives of the strikers. J MAY PRESENT DEMANDS. I The announcement followed that of II. E. Reading, chairman of the new ly organized engiuemen's association, that committees of three on each o( jH the roads would confer with the general managers of their respective lines IH and present their demands. IH "Our contracts with the brotherhoods cover all the men now on strike, IH Secretary Snyder, of the general managers, said. "If the strikers want eon- I tracts they have only to return to their unions.' We will recognize no out law organization." Plans for the senate investigation of the strike were completed toda by Chairman Cummins of the senate interstate commerce committee. Tli inquiry will begin in Chicago on Tuesday and will be conducted by the ful , committee with John Grunau. A. F. Whitney, vice president of (ho Brother hood of Railway Trainmen, and officers of the Chicago, Milwaukee &. St j Paul railroad, on which tho strike originated, as the first witnesses. ALL RESTRICTIONS LIFTED. Two railroads entering Chicago lifted all freight restrictions and prom jH ised 100 per cent operation in the next -18 hours. B. B. Greer, vice president of the Chicago, Milwaukee &St. Paul, saic that the road would havo full crews working before Sunday night and that IH switchmen now at work would have the congestion fairly relieved withiD 12 "All our firemen arc back and we have raised the embargo against freight," Mr. Greer said. "There will be a complete resumption of work Monday morning." The first general movement back to work was announced after avcon ference between A. E. Lloyd, superintendent of the New York Central lines; W. W. Kirchy, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and W. Bannister, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En- EMBARGO LIFTED. The freight embargo was lifted at all depots of tho New York Ccntrai lines. Il F. W, Whclnn, president the International Order of Railway . Yard masters, today denied reports that the yardmasters would strike. Five locals in the Chicago switching district, Racine, Waukegan, Elgin, Joliet and Chicago, voted to remain at work. Insurgent leaders declared tonight that 95 per cent of the switchmen were out in Chicago and that twenty charters in the new union had been issued, enrolling a membership of 25,000. Requests for charters and organ izers were pouring in from all parts of the country, they affirmed. "BIG FOUR THROUGH" H. E. Reading, president of the United Enginemcn's. association, another of the outlaw unions, said tlrL "Xroni all indications the 'big four; brother hoods aro through." . , "I ordered 15,000 membership enrds for the new organization, Reaciiug declared, "and we are now starting on our twelfth thousand." There were 12-1 cars of livestock deceived at tho stockyards today ovei . I he direct trunk lines of four railroads. The cars contained 700 cattle, 500C hogs and 4000 sheep. Normal Saturday receipts aro 1200 cars. A. F. Whitnev, vice president of the Brotherhood of Railway TraJnmon, said that a large "number of strikers had returned in tho Chicago area. He . said that representatives from three groups of strikers, two 1'rom tho Chi r cago and Northwestern and one from rite . Chicago, Milwaukee &'St. Paul, . had conferred with him today concerning returning to ijvor.i. j