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I $48,000,000 SLASHED FROM PAY
OF 400,000 RAILWAY EMPLOYES Labor Board Decreases Averaging Five Cents an Hour Affect Mostly Maintenance of Way Workers, But Other Cuts Expected I DETROIT. Mich. May 29 (By The Associated Pros.) Belief that a strike voto would be ordered by tbo executive council of the United Broth erhood Of Maintenance of Way Em ploye! and railway Shoo Laborers wj expressed today by E. F Crabh grand president of thr organisation, as the council v,ent Into session to consider the u.il-. reduction ordered Sunday by the United States railroad labor board. SLASHES DEI IH BSD. CHICAGO. May 29. Impending de cision governing the wajres of 600, 000 railway shopmen, 200,000 clerks, legraphers, station employes ;;nd . . i .inoco r-vnoeled to fol - i MlIlVI lttn , . v .MBfw- low closely upon Sundaj nights or der which cut the pay of mainten ance of wny workers from one to five I'. Ji cents an hour. While their settlement over work 11 Ing rules still is pending, tn- ' b,& four" brotherhoods and the switch men are not yet Involved in nny wage dispute before the board These classes received a 12 per cent reduc tion last July, however. . Immediate consideration of Sunday night's ordei by the executive OOUn .11 of the United Brotherhood of Main tenance of Way Employes was In pros pect today with th. pr. -diction by I!. M. Jewell, head of the railway depart ment ot th' American Federation of Labor, that the decision will - re fected and submitted to B vote of the men. ! SOME MECHANICS AFFECTED. Pi ot In- ho, id olfniaN i h.u.o u r..ed 1 the cut as Indefensible, asserting that i ihe caso they presented to the board did not warrant the reductions Wages of maintenance of way em-H- ployes now ranging from 2 to 10 cents an hour, will, after July 1. range from 23 to 35 cents. Common labor suffered Hie biggest cut. This 1 class numbers about 1ST. 000 cm- H ployes who face a reduction of G cents B an 1 Section, track and maintenance foremen Will take a 3-cent reduction. H while mechanics not under the shop H crafts agreement were cut I cents and H s mechanics' help fs 1 enl OPPOSING OPINIONS. m CHICAGO, May 29 (By the Asso- , ciated Press ) More than 5HS.000.OO0 was slashed from the wages of iOO.OOn H railway employes in a decision by the United States railroad labor board mk Sunday Hf The decreases, which averaged five ". v '. rents an hour in the majority of cas.-s. H followed cuts of $40u.00o.o0u mad last July by the board. Sunday's decision, however, affected mostly maintenance of way workers although decisions are pending affecting other - itluns ML EXPECT T) HIRE MORE j.:,-" If the wage cuts made in the latest I decision are extended to other decifl- ions expected soon, it was pointed out in railway circles, that much of the j $000,000,000 increase given by the Hf rd in 1920 would l v. ip.'d out and wages restored to a ICVel which rail way officials had told the board would kail to a new era of development and I lEtoU open the way to the employment of H 200,000 men . , The decision was sign- , l th- thrc- H ' rail wav members of the board and the H' i three members representing the pub-l H lie. a dissenting decision was illed by 1 the three members reprevntlng ih- labor group. The majority opinion, H said that the wage cuts, effective on. July I, were made in accordance with decreases in the cost of living. The minority opinion contended that the, I -wage scale provided in the decision was insufficient to sustain life on thei B .'it basis of American standards. All of the former differentials were' continued In the present decision, It being stated that the wages of thl class of employes have not been stand ardized and uniform throughout the ountry and will not be made so under the decision The wages of trad . a' -j orers at present rab-s iang from L'S ta 40 cents pir houi Under the de-J H clsion they will range from 23 to 86 ccnta per hour LIVING COSTS CITED The decision asserted tha. under the H new scale, common labor on the roads j still will be receiving a ratio higher than that paid similar labor In most other industries. In a statistical table based on the j figures on wages and the cost of living, j iv the department of labor, which 18 I ill, urporati-ij in tin dc-iMon. the board declared that while the cost of living H In March. 1321. (.last available gov- H ernment figures) was approximately 17.2 per cent oer that of December. J 1917, the hourly rate of pay for main- I tenance Of way employes under the present decision will l- 59.4 i"-r cent above the hourly rates of December I 1917, and the purchasing power of the H ) I iges ot employes affected the J m '-nt decision, will bo 44. j over the purchasing power of their wages in j Labor men. while they were reluc- B lanl to le quoted until they had full j time to study the decision, pointed out that while It applied to the larger class I c.f railroad employes, the total of the ' -maintenance men being more than 70 in r cent of the whole, the amount of wages paid to this group which ranks ii -j.ill a unskilled' labor, was smaller In the total than that paid uny of the other great groups whose wages are also to be passed on by the j bard. If Sunday's decision, it was said, j were applied to all employes, the gen- era level of railroad wages would have declined to the level In effect be fol ,- t he ? i.dii uOu.000 Inci ' -1 1 ra nt- sd by the board in 1920. Of this In crease, $400,000,000 was wiped out by laSI yen i 'm decision which was follow ed by a strike crisis, a walkout being averted only after long negotiations b Lween union leaders and members of the rail board HEED NOT JUSTIFIED The dissenting opinion was si bv the throe labor members ol the b..ard A W harton. Albert Phillips and W. 1, McMenimen Tb opinion gives extended tables nd testimony on which the labor group bases Its de cision that the wage cut Is not Justi ne .A ' 1 tie rates ot pay m.u.uuaiit-o uij this decision " the dissenting opinion said, "will merely perpetuate the low level of purchasing power possessed by this large class ot workers In pre wa r j SS rs " 'The rates of pay established under this decision," the dissenting opinion continued, "will mean annual earnings far below anv minimum standard subsistence which has been formulat ed, even below those of most SOhserva tlve employer groups." These rates, the opinion declared, "are not based upon the human needs Of the hundreds Of thousands of fam ilies Involved. The) are Insufficient to provide these families with the ab solute essentials " The ore-WSJ Standard Of wages per petuated by the decislou the labor group said, "was the product of in equitable wage bargains." The dissent ing opinion also gave figures in an ef fort to show the statistical study of comparative purchasing value for la borers of the class affected in Decem ber. 1917, and nt present, to be "un fair and misleading ' I 1ST OF ORGANIZATIONS Railroad labor organizations listed afl parties to the dispute include be sides the Cnlted Brotherhood of Main tenance of Wav Employes and It.itl wa BhOp Laborers, the Railway Em ployes' department. American Eedera tlon of Labor. Maintenance of Way Firemen's association. International Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen 'and idlers. Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks. Freight Hand lers. Express and SUtlon Employes, and the American Federation of Rail road Workers. It was stated, however that practically ftll the men Involved belonged to the maintenance of way organization most of the other organi zations only having certain groups af fected, and these on only a few roads oo KING OF INK AND PAPER, IS HUGO'S TITLE (Continued front Pago One) cause and hope for an ultimate re storation of the Hohenzollerns. MP PORTS PKOPLE'S PARTY, Stlnncs belongs to the Herman People's partv In fact, he Is It? chief financial backer. He fills Its cam paign chest when an election is fought. And the right wing of th.' party Is largely royalist. Germans who belong to the democratic parties which believe In republican Institu tions tell you Stlnncs himself at heart is a monarchist However that may be. he is too shrewd a business man to come out In the open for the king business so long as the republican wave lasts In Germany and so long as open espousal of royalty would throw him Into conflict with his workmen. The fact Is the Deutsche Allge meltu Zeltung certalnlj watches in step It confines Itself largely to giving the new;- If the news Is col ored to suit the interests of Stlnnes, It Is very cleverly done. In n time when German papers are almost as small as those of France because of the high cost of things, this great Stlnnes sheet gives abun dant proof of the full money coffers i In back Of It. It is the largest pa i per In Berlin and It spend- much money on special telegraphic service ' in a period when the rate of foreign exchange against Germany makes ca bles from outside really worth their actual weight In gold. DENY OWNERSHIP. I have been told that Stlnnes 0WHS at least one Important paper In al most every considerable city of Ger many and that only recently he clo Bd n deal for two in Belpslc hen, ver such assertions appear In the German pn as, they are Immediately denied by the Deutsche Ailgemelne Zeltung. ! This paper persists In saying that i Silnncx owns only the three I have mentioned. Stlnnes' sec retary earnestly told mo the same thing To which other Ger mans reply that the ownership of the man:, other papers may not be in Stlnnes' name But they say he con trols them just the same Sometimes they say a bank or a coal mining company or a big mill control the paper. And Stlnnes controls the bank or the mill or the mine IX AUSTRIAN JOURNALISM. Ho has also become an Important factor In Austrian Journalism, where only recently it was reported lu ha J purchased the Elbe paper mills. This i oncern not only had thrwo paper mills but four Vienna newspapers the BXtrablatt, the Mlttags Zeltung, the Winer Allgernelno Zeltung and the Conn and Montags Zeltung The 0 - - I SPECIAL DECORATION DAY DANCE at the I White City I TOMORROW NIGHT , j No car fare to pay, no long tiresome intermissions, the best and smoothest floor, the best dance music ! in the west. I I I j 30c Per Person Pays All '"'I i I i Olie Reeve's Dance Orchestra 4 Better Than Ever 1 " ' WOOL PILED UP I FOR NEW TARIFFi Lodge Says 60,000,000 Lbs. Stored in Bonded Houses at Boston WASHINNOTON, May 29 fon gress will pass a "Republican protec tive tariff" before It adjourn Sena tor Lodge of Massachusetts, Republi can lender, declared In a Rt.-itr-ment outllnlnK his views on the measure be fore the senate. lie predicted the country would approve the bill, 'when the tli'ie tomos for the electorate to pass judgment '' Nlgbt sessions of the senate will continue this week, under the tariff program. "The Republican majority In the senate." said Mr. Lodge, "bellevrs the policy of protection Is the surest road to trie building up and restoration o; our economic interests That is the purpose of the pending bill.' Senator Lodge denied that the rates pro i In the permanent bin would have an adverse effect on the volume of trade "Our forelRn trade today Is not suf fering because of the tariff and we are living now under the emergency tariff l. which has higher rates. In many case, tlvin those proposed In the fl , nance committee bill." Senator Lodge declared. "The Democrats seek to give impression that the Iricreasi in jour foreign trade' and In trade condi tions throughout the Country are due to the Underwood tariff act Whereas, 'the figures quoted by Secretary Hoov er show Increases in foreign trade which have developed since the emor gencv tariff bill became a law. IMMENSE WOOL STOCKS "One little thing is Interesting and Will prove that the resumption of our foreign trade Is not prevented by the I emergency tariff. During the past four months wo Imported in Boston Sixty million pounds, of wool, one eeventh of the total consumption of the United States. This wool the im porters are holding In bond, awaiting the passage of the new tariff when they an get it in under lower rates. "This Importation of wool does not indlcato th-it the tariff Is going to de stroy our business with other coun tries. But It doos Indicate that the Importers are the very men who ex pect unclr the new tariff, a boom In business and they aro preparing to take immediate advantage of the pas sage of this bill. "Under the emergency tariff our trade is becoming more nearly normal than that of any other nation. After the present tariff bill becomes a lav, there will be an even greater advance In our trade both foreign and domes tic. ' I have been through eight tariff de bates. The importers and Democrats always put up the same camouflagoo .... l, Ur WA l,.,,r fftllflV lllll the country invariably returns and sup ports a Republican protective tariff, when a new foundation Is needed by the business of the country' to rebuild an era of prosperity. UNDER NEW CONDITIONS "It Is upon the protective principle thai 'be cjre:lt prosperity of this coun try h.aa been built We are obliged today to meet an economic situation such' as the world has never seen, ow ing to thf utterly distorted and dis located condition of exchange The fundamental conditions of all tariff legislation today are entirely different from what they were prior to the v ir Nevertheless this Is not an argu ment for delay In tariff revision. The first essential of buslnea Is to have stability of conditions, eo far as they depend upon the tariff legislation of the country. Ruslncssran adjust Itself to a discouraging tarlf or een to one badly constructed better than It can to a condition of suspense and doubt. "Our duty, as far as legislation can do so Is to pass th tariff and other economic measures to stimulate and encourage the improvement In busi ness which Is now visible." Extrablatt is an Illustrated paper with B large circulation and the Ail gemelne Zeltung is a b i. ling Bourse organ. So in Austria as In Ger many Stlnnes now controls a leading business newspaper. When a man owns a string of news papers, it Is natural that ae should think about the sources of their news. In other words, he become interested In the press associations that supply news by telegraph The first In which Stlnnes Invested money was the well known Dammert bureau, which had three separate services: One for pa pers which support the German Peo ple's party; one for the papers which support the Democratic party; and lastly, a service for papers fr.e from political leanings This bureau has no been merged with the Telegraph Union, In which Stlnnes Is also said to have Invested money. KING OF INK AND PAPER Having the wood and the coal and the paper and the newspapers, Stinnes has gone almost as far afl It Is possible In the newspaper business But there are other outlets for print paper There is, for Instance, the book and pamphlet trade and also the general printing of leaflets, cir culars, catalogues, bill heads, etc. So Stinnes formed a new concern under his own name and also bought two famous and old established compa nies the North German Book and Printing Co , and the powerful Bux ensteln Press, which Itself controls a number of subordinate concerns The eminence attained by Stlnncs Is obvious. No man in Germany Is In such a strategic position to Influ ence public opinion upon corporation laws, taxation, tariff and other mat ters that Interest big business. If he wants to he can concentrate a woight of printed matter newspa pers,, pamphlets books, magazines such as never before has been at the disposal of one man In Germany, It s no wonder that In newspaper circles they now call him the King of Ink and Paper. (Copyright, 1922. NEA Service, Inc.) . n n . BOY OFFERED $500 TO KILL WARD, CHARGE (Continued from Pace One) severer every day; perhaps It Is his past experience. KNOWN AS "GOOD SPORT" He was always a good sport slnco his days at Yale. I In Pittsburg, his former home, he mingled with a lively younger set When he moved to Brooklyn. he fell In with a high social group. His wedding to Miss Beryl Curtis was the big function of the season. Ho became associated with the Ward Baking company, one of the largest In the country. It had been founded by his uncle. There was a strike on. The com pany could not make its deliveries. Young Ward left his desk, mounted a truck and carried goods to cus tomers. ENTERS BASEBALL Always Interested In sports, young Ward helped his father organize the I good 1LH AMBR A a 1 MUSIC UTAH'S FINEST THEATRE jf De5et!jjR IM TODAY S I oiyifoNl IS LARRY SEMOk I HiH Crc&k'ifi "TPF7 G WMII I & I beginning DECORATION DAY i Robert Z. Leonard presents: 1 MAE ivLURRAT I in, I PEACOCK ALLET A Tiffany B Ed"1 Goulding Bascd on a story by Ouidt Bcrg -fc Production Directed by Robert Z. Lconerf m ; I I ,, m n iiimim mi n eie i Mil i iiBMsriTTMSTsrrfnniMSieMn - - - - i PRICES MATINEES Balcony 20c Main Floor 30c I Children 10c PRICES EVENINGS I All Seats 30c I Children 10c H I! " mJ Brooklyn ball team in the Federal ISOfiTUS. The venture failed, but the young sportsman was undaunted. He went In for horso racing Book maker call h'.m a "hard-boiled" bet ter It was this that involved him with the gang that blackmailed him, his attorneys sa . At first, according to Ward's story, he gave thorn $1000 After a few payments the bid was raised to $2000. Then the gang asked for $8000 and got It Soon thev were getting $fi000 payments. But they weren't satis fled. DEMAND $75,000 "Finally," says Jf,in F Brennan. one of Ward's counsel. "they de manded a lump sum of $75,000. They set the night of Monday, May ID, as the time for this cleanup and get away. Mr. Ward met them, hoping to temporize and cut them off " But they wouldn t be put off. Ward says he engaged them In a pi-it ol battle, which resulted in the killing of Clarence Peters, rj-year-old boy who had sprved in the navy 1 mly once during the six weeks of blackmailing did Ward seem to W( aJcen He took an overdose Of Iodine. A stomach pump saved him. At another time authorities say Ward wirelessed his father at sea for ?.i0.000. Then answer came back quickly: "Not one cent for blackmail, but wl spend f lOO.noo to put the blackmalh i "s in jail " His father, aa well as his wife, are standing by him So despite the fact that he was forced to resign his posi tion as police commissioner of New Rochelle, young Ward keeps smllim? In face of trouble. oo LENINE INSISTS ON WORK IN 'VACATION' MOSCOW. May 29. Oy the Asso Blated Frees) Premier Lnin..-. yield ing to the Importunities of his asso ciates, has gone to the country for, a two months' holiday to recuperate aftei hie recent operation, but insists on spending his "vacation" in working. according to Boris Relnstein, formerly $40,000.00 1 YEARLY FILM SERVICE MAKES THE ALHAMBRA THE DEPENDABLE PLAY HOUSE UTAH'S FINEST THEATRE J 1 I1 ----- - r M HwMnE!M-sK " 1 , i-i, s. - of Buffalo, N. Y.i "ho is in close touch with the premier "I saw M. LC nine a few days ago I before ho left for the country," said ; Reinsteln, ' and If 1 had not known he had undergone an operation, I would not have believed It. He ap pi ared fit and fine: he was alert ;ind laughing and the reports that he Is a physical and nervous wrack are ridic ulous. Naturally he Is tired No man could have undertaken his task for ih" last five years and bo other, but quiet and simple living has left him a solid physical foundation." oo GRAVE DISORDERS IN CITIES OF SYRIA DAMASCUS. May 23. By The Ah ROClated Press.) Serious disorders occurring here and in many of, the largest cities of Syria as the re sult ot the arrest of Dr Shahbander, fas Ghandl of Syria. All the prisons, aro filled with revolutionists and Oen- as."!" Aft- gardod as grave . t0 TfcJp In a Ptatcmsnt twits ggf ciated Press. 01 nflH die people by tell in nj! A rangements reached J and the ! 1 r fe econ8 Krench ffSSA velopment of trie ' i I BUDAPEST Ma )S,liJ t,,i!, s vdctoi y for the go rch slL list right w:n , Is regarded as ja, Dew; prohdl." r , j Rein- rtJMS six opposition canai" far.