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- ij,.4 Most Typical American Womaa Accuses Both I
; Political Parties of Sidestepping H. C. L. j
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.'Mary Roberts Fflnehart Con
siders H. C. L. Greatest
Problem of American Home
and Coming Political Cam
paign. By RUTH E. FINLEY.
' 'N. E. A. Woman's Pago Editor.
GLEN OSBORNE, Pa., May 17.
' Mary Roberts Rlnehart, most success
ful woman novelist, short story -writer
and playwright In the Engllsh-speal:-lug
world today, believes that every
Issue of the coming presidential enm
jjI . PQ-Ign should be reduced to the terms
of the Individual homo, and In the
same breath accuses both great par
ties, Republican and Democrat, of
side-stepping America's most vital
This problem, she says, Is the high
cost of living.
"There is not a single home, not a
single member of a single family, that
this matter of exorbitant prices does
not touch," said Mrs. RlneharL "Yet
both political parties so far have side
stepped it In this period of post
war reconstruction it seems to me
high time that some constructive
work be done. There's been a lot of
1 talking which is the only cheap thing
Hi w America today."
Ii Most Typical Woman.
It is fair to assume that if Mrs.
Rlnehart is of this opinion concerning
the present political situation, 75 per
. I cent of the entire adult womanhood
i of the country holds the same views,
t I I Lord Northcliffe, England's bet known
- newspaper publisher, said when last
I J. visiting the United States that he com
jf- sidered Mrs. Rlnehart the most typi-
cal American woman he had ever met.
a -V "Aside from profiteering, which Is -a.
criminal rather than an economical
yi4 ' matter," 6aid Mrs. Rlnehart, "there
jljf are, as I see It, two basic causes for
ft, our continued high prices. They are
fj-; under-production and over-demand."
I This opinion is expressed by Mrs.
1 Rlnehart after a business tri,p through-
R 8 out the country which gave her un-
3 usual opportunity for observation. Dur-
jjfj! ing this trip, extending over a period
iff of several months, and covering terri-
IW tory from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Ml ' coasts and the extreme southern
DjJ f states, she talked informally with
MV hundreds of representative women,
jjt Demand Too Much.
HV "We, the women of the country,"
pK. said Mrs. Rinehart, "are going to have
M to realize that we are pretty much re-
Sji sponslblo for one of the causes of high
costs. Wo'ro demanding too much.
SB We have come to think of comfort and
9 w luxury as synonymous terms. They
v are not. Necessities we must have,
R f but luxuries we can do without like
mx silk stockings at $5 a pair.
I Unmolested on Street, Scores
of Irishmen "on the Run"
Fear Night Arrests
DUBLIN, May 17. Scores of men
'in. ' this city are "on the run" which,
in the parlance of the land, means
that the police or military hold war
rants for their arrest, yet they go
about the streets unmolested by po
licemen. Sinn Feiners here, and Incidentally
few men will admit they are members
of that organization, say that the po
I lice are afraid to arrest one of their
I members on the streets because a
crowd collects, often shots are fired
nnd usually the prisoner is rescued.
It is at night and at home that they
P aro in danger of arrest The police do
W not admit they are afraid to make an
i Pf it? arrest in public but say they dislike
' we to create a scene -vhere many people
irV may gather quickly.
, "; One of the "runners" confided some
of, his troubles to a newspaper man.
He Is 3S years of age, has a Wife nnd
children and has" served several terms
us a political prisoner. Ho said: "My
wife and the kiddies are getting rather
tired of the suspense of not knowing
whether I am coming homo or going
to jail. X have four places where I
sleep. It is only at infrequent nnd
; Irregular intervals that I go home and
then never to sleep in a bed. I roll
up in a blanket on a couch or floor
partly dressed. If they come for me,
which they have several times, I get
J j out of the house and they find no evi
,i j denco that I have been there. I do
ii not have to lay out along a hedge or
I hide behind a tree as long as I might
I if they knew I had been there and in
I j , r stlgaie a thorough search.
Ifi . "This 13 only an outline of the sort
-A of life many of us .ire leading these
M i ' daa- W all follow about tho same
2 1 system in which much is left to chance
m , "Jut it really has kept many of us out
1L "I v 'of jailfor intervals at least."
Ml H s3 Tnis inforrnant said nothing would
I l'," suit him but an Irish republic and he
I ft would fight for it as long as he lived.
m 1 oo
I On TO DIE IX CHAIR MUST
If I HKMOVI3 WOODEN LEG
3$ (By International News Service.)
j 1 NEW YORK, Sins Sing- officials
if I have admitted they aro puzzled by the
f. wooden leg of John Egan, whose con-
(! ' viction of tho murder of John Klein
l ; In tho Bronx June 2. 101D has been
i I upheld by the court of appeals.
II J Egan, It la said, will bo the first
ill man with a wooden leg to go to tho
ft electric chair,
fc'; Wood being a poor conductor of
W electricity, Major Lawea, Warden of
y Sing Sing, said that is probably will
be necessary to remove the wooden
limb when Egan has been strapped In
For Infants and Children
f K) In Use For Over 30 Years
' Signature of
Novelist; Dramatist, War Correspondent, Journalist.
"Labor," she continued, "uhich is
heeded today to produce necessities,
by farmers in their fields and by
manufacturers of staples In their mills,
is making costly articles such as only
a luxurious people demands."
Mrs. Illnehart's statement concern
ing the transfer of labor from the pro
duction of necessities to that of lu?:u
rles is given force by such facts as
A recent bulletin issued by the U.
S. department of agriculture shows a1
New Government OVganizing
Territory Near Vladivostok
VLADIVOSTOK, May 16. By the
Associated Press) The idea of a buf
fer state is gaining popularity with
the Russians both in the cast and
west and M. Vilensky, tho soviet rep
resentative from Moscow, assured the
corix'spondent today, that it already
existed, the soviet government having
recognized the Vladivostok provision
al government which is attempting
to unite the social and political ele
ments east of Lake Baikal.
The troops of General Voltzekhov
sky, which are the remnants of Ad
miral Kolck's forces have refused to
co-operate with the Japanese and
General Semenoff, tho Cossack leader,
against the Paissian partisans, accord-l
Ing to Chita dispatches. Here Russo-!
Japanese relations are Improving and
joint committees aro co-operating.
Hostilities have ceased and the Japan
ese commander. General Ol has Issued
a declaration supporting tho prpposed
popular government and suggesting a
! dofinite truce and pcaco negotiations
Nine thousand fresh Japanese troops
arrived in Vladivostok last week.
i DEPOT CO.
Notice Is hereby given that the
regular annual meeting of the stock
holders of tho Ogdcn Union Jfcallwav
&. Depot Co. will be held at the office
of the company in the city of Ogden
on Tuesday, the 1st day of June, 1920,
at 10:00 a. m., for tho purpose ff elect
ing directors for the ensuing veaf.
HUGH NEILL, Secretary.
decrease in farm labor of 2S per cent.
The significance of this figure is fur
ther emphasized by the assertion of
J. N. Howard, president of the Amer
ican Farm Bureau Federation, after a
survey of the 28 chief agricultural
Farms Will Be Untitled.
"In New York state nlone, 25,000
farms will lie untilled this summer for
lack of labor," he said in his report
made in Washington-in April of this
'year. "Alabama farmers are leaving
U. S. MINT TO BUY
OF NATIVE SILVER
WASHINGTON, May 17. Tho
treasury department announced
Sunday that under provisions of
the Piltman act, which are man
datory, Secretary Houston had is
sued standing orders to the direc
tor of the mint to buy silver at
?1 an ounce delivered at the op
tion of tho director at the assay
office at New York or the mints
at Philadelphia, Denver and San
Francisco up the the aggregate
amount of 207.000,000 ounces.
Silver so purchased, the an
nouncement set forth, must be
"the product both of mines situ
ated In tho United States and of
reduction works so located and
clear and unequivocal proof to
that effect will bo required. "
Comes for a four-days run at the
Alhambra. and it crowdsfBig Bill Hart
off the boards for gun play and swift
action. This gripping picture is whole
some, and the moral powerful, a story
that the young and old will enjoy.
Don't miss "Slam Bang Jim." The ti
tle sure fits the picluro at the Alham
bra, starting Wednesday.
Ono pool table with accessories.
Mission, fumed oak. '1x8. Inquire at
Musicians' headquarters, basement at
corner of Hudson and L'5th, from
10:30 till 12, or 3 till 5.
4CHAS. C. THATCHER.
Idfe 1,000,000 acres because of help
shortage, while Iowa, one of the rich
est of agricultural states, is more
than 150,000 workers short."
In comparison the bureau of labor
statistics shows an increase of 27.7
per cent in January of 1920 over tho
same month, in 1919 of the number of
people employed in the manufacture
of automobiles. The number of people
employed In the silk industry over the
same period shows an increase of IS. 6
This demand for luxuries is, Mrs.
Rinehart believes, closely allied with
what she considers the second basic
cause for continued high prices, under
production. "All of us are crying for life to be
inado easy for us," she said, "forget
ting that the only real ease is the leis
ure earned by labor well done. Since
the great war it has been difficult for
us to get back to the maximum of
production. I am not advocating Ger
many's method of handling her post
war industrial reconstruction, but It
might be well for us to realize that
Germany established a 10-hour day.
That 10-hour day in comparison with
our eight- six and four-hour day is
worth thinking about. There is sig
nificance in it."
Work for Everybody.
Mrs. Rinehart believes in work for
"And by everybody," she continued,
"I mean not any particular class or
.particular sex, but everybody. We
were not a nation- of slackers during
tho war. Are wo going to develop
into slackers now that we have
When asked what she considered
the remedy, Mrs, Rinehart said:
"If I were asked to give America
a single watchword today it would be
responsibility, and by this I mean per
sonal, individual responsibility fo each
olher and the nation at large. We aro
indeed 'our brothers' keepers.' The
woman in the home can't slack her
work without affecting her entire
household. Tho man in the office or
shop can't slack without affecting the
whole concern, and these slack house
holds and concerns materially affect i
the nation. It's a question of iudi-J
Industry Like Marriage.
Mrs. Rineharfs term for strikes is
"wholly unnecessary industrial up
seLs." She contends that "industry
like marriage is a mutual affair."
When in a marriage, a woman takes!
all and gives nothing, that marriage is
a failure. The same- thing, she says,
is true in industry.
"Capital is built up of labor, and
labor is built up on capital," said Mrs.
Rinehart, "end here again it is a mat
ter of individual responsibility. There
is a very apt slang phrase called 'pass
ing the buck.' The time has gone by
for clear visioned Americans to pass
the buck, either industrially or politically."
Pres. Gompers Declares Big
Sums Ready in Coming
WASHINGTON, May 17. President
Gompers of the American Fed
eration of Labor, discussing prob
lems concerning political and in
dustrial welfare, considered by the
executive council, declared that money
was being "expended in inexcusable
quantities by those who seek political
office in the interests of the enemies
In preparation for the federation
convention at Montreal Juno 7, Mr.
Gompers said the council had given
particular consideration to matters of
Importance in connection with the
national non-partisan political league.
Reports received from all parts of the
country indicated, he said, " a most
satisfactory progress in the campaign
to defeat the enemies of labor and to
elect the friends of labor"
Mr. Gompers in part said:
"We find a growing determination!
to rid the nation of such policies calcu
lated to repress and coerce. We find a
growing resentment against govern
mental impotence in dealing with the
high cost of living which is paramount
in every homo in the land. AVe have
prepared a comprehensive and con-i
stnictive program for meeting this
"The executive council has given
consideration to the efforts generally
of employers and the enemies of la
bor to break down standards of living
and it will leave with the council its
A sounding by Terry five miles
from the North Pole failed to reach
bottom after tho lead had been lot
.down 9000 feet.
Argentina has at least 1.000,000
pino trees In ono government forest
.tract, all large enough for profitable
if you want
for the home
at soda fountains
and on draught
fi ACTION iOH
Express Apprehension As to
Results if Wage Increases
Are Further Delayed
CHICAGO. May 17. The seven
heads of railroad brotherhoods Is
sued a statement Sunday expressing
apprehension as to the effect of fur
ther delay in meeting tho wontcrs' re
quest for increased wages. The
Brotherhood of Firemen chiefs, ar
rived in Chicago for tho resumption
of wage hearings before tho labor
The statement in part follows:
"The country Is face to face with
the menace of a breakdown In trans
portation. Already tho efficiency of
the service havo ben seriously Im
paired by tho- action of thousands of
employes who voluntarily have quit
to find higher wages elswhcre. The
car shortage now threatening to stop
the wheels of all Industry in the cqun
try Is one of the first effects trace
able to the failure to provide the
railway workers with a living wage.
Lowest Sum Needed
"We have presented our case for a
living wage for the workers. Ex
pert opinion, predicated on incontro
vertible facts. Indicates that the low
est figure at which a family of five
can be maintained in health and
reasonable comfort is $2,500 a year.
"Wo have also submitted evidence
proving that only two and one-half
per cent of the whole army of rail
road workers aro receiving a living
I "More than COO, 000 railway em
ployes do not earn in a normal work
ling year $1,075, below which figure
I nearly three-quarters of the families
aro under nourished, and seven
eighths arc underclad.
Below Set Level
"Here is the entire transportation
system of tho country not with, its i
unskilled alone below the subslstance.
but with seven-eighths of its entire
working force below this level, and
large proportion actually below tho
"Tho average yearly wage paid to
the entire number of railroad workers
In the United States today Is $1,
2S0.30 for a normal working year of
300 eight hour days, allowing nothing j
for sickness, emergency or irregulari
ty of employment. i
"So great is the issue that there 1
can be no question as to the practica
bility of paying rates which will make
possible for 2,000,000. fain lies a stan
dard of health and reasonablo comfort."
FAMOUS RGAD SHOW
The Alhambra crowded to its capaci
ty presented for tho first time the
screen version of the famous road
show attraction, "My Lady's Garter,"
and those who have witnessed both
pronounce the screen play far better
owing to the possibilities of employing
scenes which were impossible on the
stage. The dramatic action keeps you
wondering all through the story as it
slowly unravels, and not until the
final scene can you determine wlfose
Ihe thief. Ben Turpin surely who's
heavy in "The Star Boarder."
$73,000 ROTTJjES OF
KITCHENER BOUGHT HERE
(By Internntlonnl News Service.)
NEW YORK, M. Parish Watson,
art dealer of this city confirmed a re
port from London that he had ao
quirod the two famous pairs of
"crysanthemum bottles" given to the
late Lord Kitchener by the Emperor
of China In 1909. Mr. Watson pur
chased the rare objects from Lord
Broome, Kitchener's heir, for ? 75,0 00.
The bottles, Mr. Watson said, were
purchased to add them to his own col
lection , and denied that ho had acted
'as an agent in tho transaction.
CLIMAX WALL PAPER I 1
Regular size cans EH
. . 3 for 35c 2 for 25c IS
il for 15c 9
Fresh Stock; Regular Size Cans 1
Our Lawn Hose Sale Is Still On.
BETTER HURRY H
We sold out of the tennis shoes in just three hours. 'LLl
Geo. A, Lowe Co. I
The BIG Hardware Store
MARCONI TELLS OF
IN WIRELESS PHONE
ROME. May 17. Wireless tele
phone communication over a dis
tance of 500 miles with apparatus
of a strength of only three kilo
watts has been achieved by Will
lam Marconi, the Italian Inventor,
he announced here upon his re
turn from a cruise In the Atlantic
and Mediterranean on board the
yact Elcctra. Slgnor Marconi
said he regarded this as a great
er success than speaking with a
stronger apparatus for a distance
of one thousand -miles, which has
Another experiment carried out
on board the Electra Wa3 the use
of a "radio gonometer," with tho
aid of which is was possible to
navigate to Cape Finitcrne in
, the midst of a heavy fog. Slgnor
Marconi .said the radio gonometer
made it possible to approach
within a very short distance of
tho rocks without danger.
MEX'S CLUB TO BUY 800
SUITS FROM BRITISH GOVT.
MANCHESTER. N. II. The board
of governors of the Amoskeag Texlle
Club, an organization of men employ
ed in the Amoskeag Mills In this city,
voted to buy 800 suits of clothes of
fered by the British Government at
$18 a suit. Tlie clothes. It Is undcr
j stood, were made for Britishers.
Will Float 15 Millions in Cer-
tificates and Retire Them MM
By Rentals wLm
NEW YORK, May 17. The plan of
the Canadian government for financ- H
ing the purchase of railroad equip
men which was announced here
Sunday, provides for an issue
of $15,000,000 fifteen year seven
per cent sinking fund equipment trust
gold certificates of the Canadian na- H
fional railways. Details were made H
public by William A. Read & Company,
which is floating the loan. fl
Equal semi-annual payments suffi- IH
cient to retire the entire issue by the jjl
maturity date, May 1, 1935, are pro- J
vided for. These payments, instead jjH
of being used to retire specific securj- jH
Lies, must be used by the trustees to jJ
I purchase certificates in the open mar
licet at or below par, if obtainable. Tho
fixed "rentals may be increased from
'time to time to buy certificates at a
premium if the railway elects.
All the mineral springs of Peru witl
be taken over by the government and J
put under the public health depart
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! When you buy com I
flakes ask by name ! I
- for the best -kind I
are superior corn fikes H
that possess a crisp body I
and a flavor that have made I
them the favorite, and the I
demand is greater than ever I
IVhen Ordering Corn Flakes I
ask for PcstToasties , I
Made by Postum Cereal Co. Battle-Creek. Mich. H
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