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VARMER on 7YYE 77AE5 A'eic Carrie, a Full Leased IVire Serc ce. Compare It! WEATHER VOL. Y7T, NO. 51. INT Kit N A T 1 " NAT. NT V S i fvi.i. leased wike service JANUARY -I, 1910. EIGHT PAGES. SATURDAY AND WEEXLY EDITION 1 r Li U3 D F0RLEA6UE OF NATIONS;0GT0l KING EMANUEL PL Til Ml t -m a a i f i j -jL JLJlJLJ jLJ jliL jL iV. m , A if fin n UlJ Li wi L3 y Vsu LjZD Lii EDGE WTO ILSOi 11 ITH ! Close Relationship Between Italy and U. S. Shown at aer. ilCi (Br International News Service.) ROME, Jan. 4. The close reUT tionship between Italy and the United States was emphasized by' the speeches made by King Victor; Emmanuel and President Wilson; the state dinner given in the, American executive's honor at the Quirinal last night. King Victor Emmanuel, speak-: ing at the dinner in President Wil-; son's honor last night, pledged the : - ipport of Italy in co-operating : with the president's efforts to ere-, ate a league of nations. j Th- king, i.t addressing the ass.ir.b;-; saio; ! You. jourseif. Mr. President, became j . ;: welcome and pleasing gueot only to- j . -. but in the copscienc- of our peop'c. j personality already for a lens time j t marked an incff-icf nbio way. ; fOS IIEESiy AND JUSTICE. "It is that whlc! in Itself eathr; a'" ; powers v. hich po to stimulate .t will i ',1;. on liberty mid justice ami is in-! 5.irei an'l gives inspiration towards the ,.hest conception of the destinies of j huVrlar.Kf.-" - " j "Tho enthusiastic salutations which j j-av nccmr?niod your rassage through ! :h waj s of Rome today are attestations . f the sentiments cf admiration and; ... sr.ition that your own r.ame and ,Ver and tha nam-; and labor of t!if 1 t.!:d States s'ir in the Italian rerto. : i-U-i principles in winch jou !um- j rri'.d up the idea! reason- of the wir j ..j.-rty fnd f"or.ance in Ttatian hrt. j T!i best traditions of Italian ctiUarr. Me li'ehest currents cf our national! iotjehts have constantly filmed ftt fin, ta.i ioal to-.vard5 the ejtablithiv.ent i .-r n sr.ternstier.sl paoe for which you. j v.rh tenacious faith. h.T. e afTirm-.d an mdi'linablo necessity- ! V. S. AND ITAI.T CX.OSELY KNIT. J 'Aireadv before the icissitude.3 r'- i vs- and the fnWnity of armies hd ! rf-tabhshed today admirable communion i Cf intention" and rurros h--v,prnour " Continued r-n vase ' igh-t.) Mercury Ranges From 15 to ; 40 Degrees Below Zero j Early This Morning. (By International Wewa Earrice.) HICA'iO, Jan. 4. "A slight rise in ternperatnie"' was premised aou-thern srd nr.d-west ?t ;tes todP? by the weather man. Nearly reports it ;ived hre to Jay show- the mercury has already started climbing- !n many parts of the middle Much warme weather !j pre liiete.i by nigh to be accompanied by no- .n Jilinots. Indiana. Michigan and 1 o w s . The ,)ies of fiosts in southern Cali f i nia resulted :n the most serious damage to citrus crops since 1913. U. ij. Dozell, acting general manager ot the California Fruit Growers Ex ehange, said It would be impossible to determine the full extent of the dam age for two weeks, however. Mason City. Iowa, with 31 degrees i,tloiv zero, ie?isteied late last night, was the coldest point in Iowa. Sev eral other state points were bit a few decrees warmer, however. Sufferine In Chicago has been ;n--ne. Four deaths due to the weath er have been reported. Huge ice fields are reported in Lake Michigan and grave fears are enter tained for the safety of the tesmer, Alabama, expected to arrive here to ds y from Milwaukee. KnoxvU'.e. Tenn.. U facing below xro weather. The temp"i attire staited .to-wnward late last n.ght and is ex .cted t continue diopping unti! it reaches the below-aero mark. In spite of the extreme cold weather tb Tennessee river continues to rise and ie today creeping Into the low section of Knoxville. A fiend is pre dicted fex funday- OTHER Ml SMS : WARMEH"i (ET International Xews Service.) r;".Mi:. J:i. 4. O'.v i:m;s-h V.'n-tb-- 1 : In tu-i:!i,s the h.ui..:.-,: v.iir.ei.r-l.in , ,, . ... , , . I i.i :.; :. 1'i esi.i.: i.; Wi -.-n u-i! -r'-d tnv Sot.. -v .'f.idj-'-.'-'.s I a ;is' I "Ti.u !isv fot. honor. i v rliai-? -ju onn i.-'-.air. '. Vehns :'. is f a .-if'yt! .in.- . w et tho s,-rf-t n i t-.:t;zcn this ;.n.-!-'ii; ni(. i; i- s. u!s''.:i.-t;.-n v i.tci I a;.i u rv " t 'i -!. ti-rrutt; u; '-n ti ." t' a e- -'.'at! .:- ,.; jrreit io-i i I'-tviy c.'r.i-.'t it ' : ! w;th'..ut l.'ivi'-c i ud r r -1 '.vT- c-f ; meiiicr;. : n j 't i. r.f i e.i f ti:e t ' :a.'i ! r v vi." o-.fr.ts wj.icli i arc n.mi.'.! i;i th ,T G! BITTERLY CillllCIZEO Military Committee Hears ; Soldier Boys Are Up to ; Their Keens in Mud. (By International Newt Senrice ) "ASHINCiT'.'.V, .1 to their Knees in tr.t if; i it.i v. !.ir! to vs h th ir f.ic- utid hands, clay'?...;! ,i r. ;r-d v ith mud nti-l rain jmro-?;hl.' .. mane in or : Mlh-ry." Th'S description -f the nnnv .".rti'lery :rri.n;r. .'..rev at W'-'-st i'oni". K . in a telegram just reeei-.e.i P. rrcSf.r.;a- tlv. P.i::i"I Tl. Anth--'ny. Jr.. : ; -j'..' -.-art. cf ICar.s?. vas reatl by him n: h null ing of the houre military nffiirs cm,-,-mittee th's at'ternovn. in th- pre-n-e of Arsistant Pecrclsry of 'Vnv k'rovtV. Crow--;! had pr--' . iously a.ivocated th" establishment cf a.p-Minrnt i.UlU.i.y school at the Kentucky camp, ar v-c!l as two other permanent t-ainin.s and maneu tr:v,g camps. 4. DEVIL GOGS WANTED ONLY W PICTURE Tobacco, Money, Candy? 'Well, No, They Wanted None of Them. By International Sewi Serrice.) QL'A.Mil'U, VA.. .bin. 4 --What was , the mot apprecjated gift :e-'ir-l ficr. Spr.'a i'iaus by the IT.ited t-:-."e- Mi rirs this i. "iiri" mns ? V"i? it ii-'-rey, tobaecr-'. i-ar.dy or afety rador"'.' Not on" of the.-e. A rep.-.riej- for Th" t.eo the rr.c k. the '-atiip paper, question - ' m:j h" "e!"vi! dojfs" as to Mbit pi ft tb.ey appreciated tho most, learned t!iat tii most welcome present was a pho'o-; graph cf the little sirl back home. Christmas' thujrhts were of hei nnd many a !om"sick youth C'asped a pie-; ture of the 'yirl ho left behind' an'l regained hi? former pood iistue when the mail Vro'ucht the desire.! pboopr.-: h cf the gi: 1 he ;-..-, -d. j PRETTY GHORUST GIRL IS i LEFT BI DENTIST HUBBY Broadway Favorite Shook in Georgia by Goom of j But Few Months. j (By International News Service.) MACON. GA ., Jan. 4.Th..ush she. has listened to th" apv.luuse of the multi tude as a member of ztcgfield's l-'oilies on r.roadway. pretty Miss Jeatmett" Harrison, now Mir-. rr. Hurry Ilrnest Fry, is now a desert- d w-fc nd mother in Macon. She has asked the po'k-e to find Fry. but says the only wonts hei baby back. Fry met the pretty !,or;i girl in New York one nigrht after the show, took her to a dinner party and in a few weeks they were married. They Bpent their honeymoon in Atlantic City and came to Macon where Fry opened a dental office. Returning from a vsit to New Tork a few d3ys PS". Mrs. Fry found their apartment occupied by rw tenants and Dr. I'ry gone. FIRE BURNS CAR ON COUNTRY ROAD !S:.V!.t. To Tkk Time?.! LOWELL.. IND.. Jan. 4 Fire destroy ed tha big Overland car and SHOO in money for Miss B. O. Sweet, a lady salesman on her trip south from a busi ness isit to Lake county cities yester day. The money was in the side door. She had been having a 1 of trouble with the car and al) at once it burst into flames, the salesman escnpnig with her life. The machine wo ;. ioUl wreck. (By International New Service ) FEr.LIN. via Copenhagen Jan. 4 The Polish army has occupied Skalmierzyee. Germany, destroying the. fortress, ac cording to advice from Pe-sen today. -r.i.t a I l.:t-. mhi toda 1 hae 'n '"'Messed w.ti) the '-..n tract ho-; iween i:.c innpcivni-v arid pc-r:u'r- ... . ' , ' cMUered a !.' it Honx. fit:i the i.r.'f ; a!i!i from a lm! ci:y, slic stow to be i i.;:. ti-esi.H of a srial etupis-'-. ai d clianf. 1 t.t).- of viTjafi-'r chatiK.2 l-a : ft a a y many; t . !.. M..ae ihiniJ5. altoritiK the v ; fcrm of hr ' I :trfair '. but the thitj.e tba? h:t l en-.nii.': . en: .nn-nt is the ;;.ir;'. -f Tbur.e an-1 ! i.o I;,iha:i ioo;.;. "T!:at t-int .' ii.s io li; v u.isii' . '. i : J acli i" c'i.a i a. t "Vi st -iiri'OS- " th' np Tl.i. iiiiiiorial people ik.-v. j ,a,i ! y 1 1-: ! , , , t s t'- ijecdotu of n-i- !.oii . This rf,r,f. v hich at u t'.m-- ; i . ont inued on p.-iee i.v.l II STIFF SENTENCE Fined $210 and Given Six Months' Jail Sentence for Stealing Pheasants. The tr.a! o" John Nf-r:r.an. who wa. ; : t e . i f . i . . -! , e.-s ' . ri i; M;iie . ;C..ea.--'ir t - ;m i ..'th---i- tiv.ngs from M. ' '. ) I li-vni'in, ' a ? tii ! .;n t-n. lla!rir..ond 1 iy o'.:tt this mot nir.g. , X tm.-ui ne f.ned J.M1 and p:.en a ; . a.l .-T'.ten-.'o .-.f sr e months in the pc- 1 nal fa .-.u by Judare Kb.tz. Martm to:u n'.h -jC I'1:) l"f arborn i Ij'ammond, h' r tiie p...ojs nfic !- ; .td t.;- th p.i!!i, was a 1 1 estt'd and' eliaiaeri w ith bavin? stfl'ii coed? mi iis !!Os."?rien. lie a? lined in the ; ;ty c em t this :r.orn:ns. iiominin eimnis that he did not kno'- tliat the poods had ben s-toien. : MAYOR BROWN HOME FROM INDIANAPOLIS; Is Interested in Having an Equitable 100 Percent I Valuation. Mayor Dr'-wn r"';;r:ed to 1 1 am it. end !a.-t niisiit fr.-m Ind anapol.s w liere l;r. uitcmie'l a meeting -t th." count:, of -e- ov - e. i tl;e ."-tet. The at-es.-ot ? lij j unil-r d t -n rr w- vaiution. M.iy-'r Vi:own j. an r-xnno,; c.iita.d" i lu a t n -. "With 1 lamtnond up t" tii . i.ni.t -f indobt- (utii'5 and ti-. ,-.Tjo--n l;c'.ti;io revenue n..-':n; hr l.cj .- s financial ci'.f fu ultie? i an be otv-tf for all time only bj a hundred per-n valuation vhi h woubl lw-er t!i" tax ml'. JIammond'3 al"..at!on todov is .Af..i)ti aril the Mayor b'lieves it should be $ 10.00", ei'ol. It vc-iVn't man higher taxes,'' Fa d the Miv.'-i'. 'It would only :i!sn that t!i" bip guv who bti. b-ep pet ttr.sj by vltii txve-iity pe-rc-t.t would :ijy ir: ' r. i 1 H,ni e of tb- tai" Th little fellow is: p;r. in his n--'." STREET DEPARTMENT j DOES GOOD WORK Hammond stre e-t rleaniriR depart ment did s.. r.e of the h. it. work it has rvey ,1'tn-'' s.r;re ,! Times eo:n plained abo.it th" ;-liprv cvossings. '."s son bads of n.-hes were 5pr"d on Kohman .it'f-.'s sl'ppei lest w alks and "ifc-i'iiperiii li' i. s:)Ot s e.terla :nd pej e.-l ; ii ri - p re.-.inl their ftppt"-e.-tioTi of the p-Miil w-..rk. The ashes should b used by lioushddri all ov er the city in mak ng th" walk? safe. LEW GOES SOUTH; ' TOO COLD HERE I.ew Kd"! . andidate for treasure on the if pub! ( an ti--kt last yar and e-.mloyeil in Hammond and Whiting banlti, left lat night for th coast by v.-ay of New- Orleans. lew- plans to spend a few weeks in New Orleans if i." likes th" town and then proceed through Texas. T,os Angeles will be bis ultimate destinat!o "f may be home in Vonth and I :r.ay stay until summer. jfi'd Lew. ILL WITH INFLUENZA. Dr. '!. K. Sharr-"r has Veen iii with the Spenisii inlluena at h hme ,mi the corner of H--.hmaii and Dot streets since the last of 191?. Doc says it hr.s lasted a lor.jr time and in case he is bumped off that he does not want anfold cuts used, but hie friends may be advised that he is doing so w el 1 there is ro danger. IS ACCUSED OF CHILD DESERTION Talmadge Wiihe c-f'CiT Oak stieet. Hammond, w as arresied at th" Fd wards Valve company by court bailiff James Ttos; on a warrant charging ehi'.d der!ion. 1 THIEVES GET $1,500,000 WORTH OF LOOT IN i. i- JC V -t- t Kecent dispaV-l'.es from F.orlin -tats that thieves and vandals, ope nit hi. 2: during the urel.s since the armistice w a s ?:grrie'i, liave il?crcd jewels, valuable-; .arid rich YOU CAN GET CASTOR OIL THERE (By International News Service.) OWENSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 4. More prohibition now comes the big question- is grape juice the "softest of soft" drinks? It seems to be in Owensville for on Sunday grape juice is the only drink; that restaurant and cafe owners are allowed to serve even lcmonst Is barred. Cigars, chewing gum and candy arc also on the list of pro hibitives but you can buy pills and costor oil at all the drug stores. BASKETBALL GAME STARTED ELOPEMENT Dorothy Jones and Bob Hoi- liday Saw U. of C. Team Beaten by Owls and Then Elopecl. he T:m' V.niTlN'l. Ind. Je.n. 4. Th" Ilo'.i;-day-Joims fdop'.nent. oei"t;- chatter for Chicago jurt now. started in this city on New Year's wli"n the principal attended the .Owl V. of C. basketbali game her0. Farents of the cojple. Tlobert Hcili iiay and P'-rotli;.- Jones, ay the rn'ir j tape must he annulled. They were married at Crown r"ir.t. Ind., Thursday. Hob is IS and Dorothy 15. He is now- home ".'ith his moth er at 1MK Fast Fi iy-s". er.th street. Young Mr.'. Hoiliday is with her par-'nt- a' 4040 Calumet avenue, in Cii'. ago. ,-iid Mrs. Jones yesfrdav : "Rob has b"en crazy to tiope wfth r.'e.t-e.t by. He boucht hr a wedding ling last week v lh cvpi j thing vn sravi t on it '., ; t th" date. 1 tool it a war from he r. They er- only ch.! drcn and mum go back to s-.hool. "Tiiere waf- a university basketball game, a' Wb.it me. Ind.. New- Y'i'r's r.'.eht. Dorothy and Hob w er.t down w; h Mary Whi'ehoad antj ra il Htn kle. hich f hoVd chums. The girl? stay cj t, t a b. .' 1 together. In th.? ncM n :ug Hob p;r-uad"d Dojothy 1 many hiio. ilapi. It inkle and Mary were t!i witnesses. They all came horn'. Th" mat i aige must be annulled." WHITING TOTS JUILO ft FIRE One of Them Will Die in Consequence at St. Mar garet's Hospital. (SfK-.-iAT. To The Times. "V HITIN;, Ind.. Jan. 4. Helen Wa gon. 3-ycar old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wagon, of 121st street, is suffering with dreadful " burns about the face and abdomen. The mother Ind gone out in work early in the iiui nliif, and w hen th two little git Is Rot up. I,irie, J. and Hfclen. ii, f. t .em pi ed to build a good lire to waiit tl-e.nselves, with the le sult that the blaze, puffed out. setting Helen's dress oh fue. She was taken to St. Matgarei's hos pital where her rendition is said to ie serious. ; M Jl V I , ft. ' ' Imperial palace at Berlin. srarmcnts totaling $1,500,000 from the imperial jta'ace at Berlin. Five hun-.ircd yrtouh have been arrest ed" in conrccticn with the thefts and considerable property nas been VETERAN OPERATOR TO MUEflDHE H Frank Cherdron, Indianap olis Takes Charges of Times Leased Wire Service. Frank F. Ci.erdron has arrived in liiViimunfl hi tah- c h.a rgeoT TTie re teiing.of the n-w lease j telegraph wire rr'. Installed thi week in The TtMts offiee. lie a veteran new a wire man with lovs esper'.t nc-c. Con-rrnins h.s it? me J"'" "It is an '.iri'.-s!. i r 1 1 -r; tT.ej n-..raii snthinkacle. unr'-i.-.'-mbnuMi' name of i;, r -v. hiin .11 tu'.v ii. v. hc pi cfei t to called l-'rank .-r "Civ-ri .' A Floo-ior from I .-idia'.ii V'di -' ' -' i" ; . " ins h" is hn'-'Wti o.i the wire j'Jit a-.r.e f r--n: ! i ! v !;'- w (:.- !, pent , eat s on th '..? d8tltes of that e'.ty. and beforo that lie had bcet in Mo-,n"s for jw ral j ears. aop. in .lif k here tint .1 the .-ons yaid "Cherr:-." lu is mod- fS. 0. S.- AGENTS IB SATCHEL OrJELRY Sapphires, Rubies, Pearls in Great Numbers Packed in With Sunnybrook. When a late Monon train out cf Chi cago stopped at Hammond la."t night the long arm of the federal law reaeh ej abend ami bt ought fourth four passengc:-. iecludine William B. Hitch., proprietor of a drug store at 301 Columbia .street, Lafayette. Ind. The grip that Mr. ll.trdi had shoved out of sight beneath tii" seat h" oc cupied in the eo.v.h was examined. It 'ontalned a galbui and a pint bottle of whlKkey. whifh was th" evidence sought, and besides that, a teacup full of precious stones. Hitch 5? a ted that, ho bought and sold jewelry hut had the whiskey for his own consumption. Ho declined to r-iai-e a value on the sa phi res. rubies, pc-irls arid diamonds. They are doubt less woith several thousand dollars. Hitch wa taken before Special Agt. Green and fetter examina'tk.n, bound over th the federal grand Jury by U. S. Commieioner Charles Surprise, for violation cf the F.ecd amendment, namely, tt a nsport ation of liquor into Indiana. Another of those arrested was W. M. Garvey, 631 North Eighth street, La favette. Ind., a yard swi'chman for the Monon railroad. Tie h-ad in his posses sion tw.. and a half gallons of whis key. INSTALL OFFICERS. The follow ing officers were :nstoll"d by the Garfield lodge, at the Ma sonic Temple las', evening: Ernest S. Tillman, worshipful mas ter. lUrritt D. Met?., senior warden. Will K. O-ooin. junior warden. Theo. Moor, tress. uer. li-rorg t. Mallett. sei retar.' . John C. Kennedy, sc'i.-'r deacon. John vr. Moi ti.i s nd. .iiJnicr deacon. Fred C. Fuehrmeyer. Senior steward. Jos. W. New?, junior steward. I'urtis B. Erun.sdon. oiganist. Jacob Kr.sper. tyler. Walls P.. Foid, trustee. BERLIN PALACE I recov?r-d. The ex-emperor's warden took the bulk of tr.e art treasures to a place of safety be fore th ex -kaiser departed for his hidinjr place in HoVanrf. mm crowd. SUFFERS FROM POOR SERVICE When the TV. B. Conkey plant turn ed Its hundreds of employes loose at ti-,o .mini hc,:.- last fvfniny there were no street cai s "waitini? to carry t!)?m the mil" ird three-fifths to town. And l. was r.ve oejow rero. The girl, hoys, men and women ".sited and suffered in the eold. All w ho could -"t m were jam-..d in a l'ittte fili , Clthn ? t P r t ellio :r: e afOOt. It was 5 . 1 S when the factory ti:-c'.-.ii, fd '' nn.rnes fr the dsi-. At ca me ' I , e from I'.vt Hammond .-lps and riot a one r i n w d " J of the 'r.Ley worhrs io :ld board it. .-o all except. ng fifty or sixty started to walk, br.v.r.c a pi-f-irc- wind. It v as eis-ht minute? after six that the rext rsr came fi-e-m Fast Hammond, with all scats f.lled and many stand ing. With difficulty the Conkey com pany wedged inside and jammed the platform?. Th" street car management knows when the rvnhey plant 1"t out. for the 3ay and b.-w u,?tiv "tc.ploy es need ser v u e. Thetc should have been at le f t one extra car waiting on the i "enkey swit.ci when the whistl" View. In de cent weathr the publ.r w;li wait and not comrlain bu' in brlcw-cio tim"s it will not suffer in s;l"n-.e. Therefore a loud roar has b-n made by the fac tory workers. VIOLENT BATTLE IS RAGING (By International Netra Serrica.) COPENHAGEN. Jan. 4. Violent lighting is raging near Lemburg. in Galicin. between the Ckraniana and i the Austrians. said a Vienna dispat'-h to the Politiken today. The Ukranian troops bombarded tho city of Lemburg. destroying the elec trical works and doing considerable other damage to the city. The Ckranians have made progress in the fighting. GERMANY TO RUSH TROOPS (By International New Set-rice. AMSTERDAM. Jan. 4. 'Sharp meas ures" have been decided upon by the central committee of the German gov ernment in dealing with the situation at Posen, where hard fighting lias been in progress between Polish and Ger man troops, said a dispatch from Her lin today. It was said a volunteer ar my would be sent towards Posen. BOLSHEVIKI REACH VILNA LONDON. Jan. 4. The Bolshevik ar my in western r.ussia lias reached Vit na and will probably scire t;.,-. city as soon as the Germans leave, said a dis patch from Warsaw to The Times to day. The whole countryside is in flames. Perm has been destroyed !n the fight ing. SMASH-UP ON THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL , s ' fBy International Kiwi Serrlce.) CHICAGO. Jan. H. one woman and four liin were injured, none seriously when an Illinois Centra! tra'n lol'.'ded T'!:h the jear end of a fiSue Island suburban train in the Kcl - a ds ear ly today The engine of the liiino.s Central train telescoped the rear oecU of the suburban train, causing a pin..- among ibe passengers. GENERAL THREATENS : Senile Committee Discusses : Plan to Disarm fMtioo in I Repeal of Part ot Law, (By International Kiwi Sea-rice.) ! WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Unless congress extends the period of gov i ernment control of railroads for ' five years, the railroads will be j thrown into a condition of chaos i from which it will be extremely difficult for them to recover, Direc tor General of Railroads McAdoo declared before the senate inter- state commerce committee this af- trnoon. j As basis for this prediction Mc j Adoo gave two general reasons ; 1. F.ailroad officials, eeeing the end of government operation ap proaching, will refusa to entr agreements with the government as a basis for improvements. 2. The morale of railroad em ployes will be utterly destroyed be cause the railroad question would become an issue of 'the 1920 presi dential campaign and they would become the objects of political solic itation eTcrywhcre. SENATE COMMITTEE ANGRY (By International ITrwa Serrica.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. F.esentment of Railway Director McAdoo'a alleged effort to "club" the aerate interstate commerce committee Into agreeing o his five year extension plan by threaten ing, as the alternative, to turn the roads back to private ownership immediately, led this afternoon, to the, coneideratien. of a plan to "disarm" the director gen eral. HOW ZT COTJX.D BE SOSTX. This the committee would do by re pealing that part of the railroad contro? lav giving the. president authority to l urn back the roads at any time he de sires and making it mandatory that the. roads be. retained under governmer. control for the stated twenty-on months. The plan was openly discussed by committee members, but it its' agreed that no step should be taken un til tha director-general makes some gesture toward tarrying cut his altemc Uve suggestion. A meeting of Yailrosd xeuctivei ta decide upon their course of action In the present situation will be held tomorrow in Philadelphia. .Tuflge Thorn, repre senting the railroads, probably will take the stand aft"r Commissioner Clark, represer ting the interstate commerce commission, has been heard en Menda:-. flEEDnOLUHTEERS Red Cross Workers Are Called by Secretary of Hammond Branch. Edith Clarke Patterson, secretary of the Red Crosn Home Service for lia.n mcr.ci, points out that a large organ ization of volunteer workers is needed at this time. As the woi k requires pieparat.e n and considerable information th Home Service Committee of the Ham mond chapter has planned to ha.e tf short course given here in Hammond in the near future for training volun teer workers for this department. Tn the meantime the Secretary the Home Service Department will be grateful for tho name? of volunteers who are -willing to give some fim" each week for this work. People liav -ing cars can assist veiy materially in the matter of taking vis.tors about even if they are not. able to do the ac tual visiting themselves. In Ham mond where the cur service is so po'-' and the distance so great it is a sa -:r:g of time and energy if we can ha. help of this sort. The responsibility of trying to hiht en the burden of our fellow cit!hn who have been harder hit by tho exig encies of the war than the rest, of us. belongs to every citizen who is ben -fitting; by the sacrifices of their e1gh- boi S. HARKNESS WILL SUCCEED GARFIELD (By International ITe-wa Serrlce.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. Announce ment was made today by Fuel Admin istrator Harry A. GarSeid of the ap pointment of Frank E. Hirkneu, a solicitor of th5 United States fuel ad ministration. JAPS PULL TROOPS OUT OF SIBERIA (By International News Service.) TOKIO. Jan. 4. Twenty-four Cmu--nnd Japanese troops have been v 'ith drawn from Siberia, leaving only a smai: force that will remain there, the nir office announced tod.