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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 '
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Annual Dinner Turned Into
National Non-Partisan Po
litical Convention
'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
'-"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.
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..
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. 1- i . YIK)IEN : 1
j Secession of Sonera Brought
j About By Dispatch of
i . Federal Soldiers
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. -
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
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.
LIVERPOOL, April 10. Sir Auck
land Geddes sailed this afternoon for
tho'Unltcd States to take tip h.I:post
there as British ambassador.' "
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."
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
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
"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."
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.
Moral and Financial Assistance.
Pledged in Resolution
Adopted at Meeting
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
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."
, -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)
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 '
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
"In St. Louis and East St. Louis an
embargo was placed on practically all
express and freight both inbound and
"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
"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
"Dealers in Omaha are reported not
anticipating that tho strikes will af
fect conditions In that city."
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.
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
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
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
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.
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-
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.
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

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