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Public Must Get Behind the
Movement at
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^"People Are Suffering and
Factories Have Closed
> Over a Wide Area.
The Executive committee o> tlie
West Virginia Gas Consumers' Association.
which was named at the meeting
of the board of directors of that
organization held last night at the
Fairmo it Hotel, had its first meeting
this morning at S:30 at the Fairmont
PVnrrtKnr nf rnrnmorco.
H The disposition of the association
for early results was evidenced in the
early meeting of the executive m
mittee and in the talks last n
when the concensus of opinion anion-'
the boa-d of directors was that speed
H*'f Is necessary.
H There ate consumers in Clarksburg
who have suffered, greatly during tile
recent cold spells, according to Tunc.
Harrison, who represents the consutr
ers of that city, and as a result of th
K? , . low pressure of gas the physicians o:
K ' \ that city reajvng a harvest for
there is much illness, llorgantown
* * ?c tvoH o nneitinn
nas Deeu iu muiu^L ? ,?
for those domestic consumers who
did not happen to be on high pressure
lines have suffered, according to
i Charles A. Goodwin, and ten important
factories have been forced to close
down on account of a lack of gas. Mr.
Goodwin declares that Morgantown is
all wrought up at the injustice being
worked on West Virginia and stands
ready to do its end of the work taken
up by this association, having already
arranged for petitions to be
brought on behalf of both domestic
consumers and industrial consumers
of Morgantown. which will be financial
l by the people of that city.
Robert T. Cunningham, the president,
said he thought the supply o:
gas at Fairmont during the reccn;
cold spell had been much greater than
| during the first cold spell and that
real suffering had been eliminated.
% regreiLing mo WI ?.< ?
the coldness of churches which ma-hreligions
gatherings of some congreJ
Rations out of question. The fact is
thUt there were many cold homes in
Fairmont during the mor<? recent cold
spell. There were many houses where
there was not enough pas for cooking
purposes. A few scattered homes
could not raise enough heat to make
coffee. A few families gave up the
idea of trying to keep house without
/ heat and moved to hotels for the cold
If spell.
The executive committee named by
the board of directors includes A. O.
Nagle. of Wheeling. E. M. Grant, of
Morgantown. H. E. Travis, of C'.ark.sburg.
O- S. McKinnev, of Fairmont,
and J. B. Yates, of Peunsboro. R. T.
Cunningham, of Fairmont, president
of the association. Ex-Governor W. E.
Glasscock, of Morgantown. vice-president.
and George W. Dudderar. of
Clarksburg, secretary-treasurer, arc
members ex officio.
W. C- Kelly, who represents Charleston
on the board of directors passfVttc
rriAminf r?r?
[CU lUVUb ?n?w wwt M>.<9
route to Pittsb r*^. but could not stop
off. S. P. PuGer. secretary ot the
board of trade of that city, did come
here however as his representative.
H. E. Knmp. of Elkins. one of the attorneys
named by Governor Cornwell
to assist in the movement, was
here -for the meetfng of the board of
directors last night and was present
at conferences held this morning. He
is certain that the Public Service
Commission has sufficient authority
to carry out the desires of the gas
consumers of the state but insists
upon the importance of the co-operation
of the people as necessary to
aocb a result.
P. P. Steptoe. a leading attorney of
Clarksburg, who represents that city
in this movement and who is the best
posted man on the gas situation in
"West Virginia, with the possible exception
of Fred O. Blue, made it plain
that his understanding of the matter
was that the Governor was endeavoring
to lend the power of the state
to the movement and thought that oil
mat ? as ucv.co3<n y iw oucvcjo ????o
{Continued on Page C4)
#7 TO m
y MOTtjjHaffrl SSflKjKMK:
I Roru Reading is thoroughly f.iuiil
i .r, in, r-niipri Smips and Great
character. Lord Reading in :i nephe
Mayor of London, i.ady Reading is
ion of his studying lay.
i ?
' Plucky High School Athlete
Painfully Injured Last
i . ^oibail practice ycste*day aft- j
! ernoo.i. Matthew Turko1. tch. a guard;
Ion the High school bar.kctb.ill team. |
| suffered his second seveo- accident of
i the season. While p radioing yester- 1
J day. he was accidentally kicked in the ;
j face and his right jaw Lone broken,
i He was taken to Cook hospital where
J an X-ray was taken of n:s jaw, an'.
the broken bone reset.
I During the football season in a garni
! played at Morgantown, Tarkovich was
i accidentally kicked by a Morgantown
. player and sustained a broken jaw
j bone. It was thought that he would
i not get to play any more football games
that season, but the injuries soon ins-,
cd and after one month he returned
and finished the season.
His absence from the basketball
team will deduct much from the weigh*,
of the team. It is doubtful whether he
will be able to play any more basketball
games with the local team this
year. i
Policeman Kern is
Now Sanitary Officer
Policeman Carl Kern has been ap
pointed city sanitary officer, succeedng
Dent Holden Who yosterday tendered
his resignation. Air. Kern wi :
assume his new duties tomorrow and
is now busy getting a line on his new
work. Kern was appointed yesterday
by Mayor Bowen.
In the future Kern will bare direct
charge of the sanitary department ar.a
will not be compelled to do police ,
work, although he is still a member
of the police iorce and has the power3 ,
to make arrests.
Want 1000 Pillows?A call for 1000
fracture puiows nas oeen retuuru
Red Cross headquarters and members
of the organization are urged to come
to headquarters and take home ma- <
terjals to rmaking pillows at once.
The work can be done by inexperiences
hands and the call is urgent. 1
7zg West Virginian's
Copyright. Underwood & Underwood j
iar with nil the matters co-related be
Britain, especially those of a financial i
w of Sir Henry Isaacs, who was Lord
a New York girl, and was the inspirat i
m iiHOOin!
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First Regular Meeting of ;
the Coal Club to be Held
D. K I.awson. Deputy Distributor
of tiie National Fuel Administration,
has been given additional authority
and can now cut off additional shipments
of coal to one plant even
though contracts are in existence if in j
his judgment, such action won't se-j
riouslv interfere with the operation
of the plant. This means that he can
cease sending coal to a plant which
is accumulating u surplus no inatlet
what contracts are in existence.
The appointment of Mr. Dawson as
Deputy Distributor was an innovation.
being a decision of the government
to handle coal matters under
new regulations, and the success of
the scheme is generaly admitted. The
arrangement is one by which the organizations
of the operators are employed
to make distributions of the
*- 3 - a ~ nnonocorr tn
rusn orutjrs ui luo: icit uc^v.7ou>.< ? j
keep munition plants working, ship ;
building in progress, railroad trains
running and the like, promises to
solve the coal problem with the minimum
amount of friction.
D. R. Lawson. secretary, of the Central
West Virginia Coal Operators* Association.
who was honored with the
first appointment of this nature, has
worked such wonders in speeding up
things that A. H. Land, secretary of
the Guyan Valley Operators* Association
at Huntington, has been named
for a similar position for that portion
of the country and other Deputy-Distributors
will be appointed for different
mining regions.
D. R. Lawson. who was the first of
these officials named, knows the railroad
business as well as the coal business.
knows the physical capacities of
the mines and is up on coal it/'!ers.
Mr. Land, of Huntington, enjoys the
confidence of coal men everywhere
and Is likewise competent to handle
cue GisrriDncioii 01 ruMi uiuuo
(Continued on Page Three) I
5,130 Daily Averai
in nnirn?i n a isi/o
iff mmoAiiEVD
New President Elected for
the Exchange Banuk at
* ?
Deaths Lead to New Faces;
in the Directorates of
Several Banks.
Banks and trust companies of Marion
county are today holding l heir annual
meetings and directors are being
elected .or the ensuing year. In the
vast majority of cases the same directrtr-t;
Tiav.- hppn chosen, howe *er. here
and there former directors were drop
ped and new men were substituted. In
certain cases there are more than one
candidate and in such instances the
outcome will not be known for a certainty
until late in the day. In several
banks a successor had to be altered to
take the places of the late Festus
Downs and the late Charles E. Wells.
At the Home Savings Bank the election
began at the usual hour tills morning
but information as to the result
was not obtainable at press time. It
was reported on the street and not de- i
nied at the Home bank that Sam K. j
Xuzum who has been president will be
succeeded by ex-Sheriff C. D. Conaway. j
The following were the results of the !
Fairmont Trust Company
These directors were elected this!
afternoon at the meeting of tiie stock-1
holders of The Fairmont Trust Com- j
C. I- Shaver. Smith Hood. J.' Waiter j
Barnes. J. B. Crowl. John J. Phillips.!
Lee Swisher. J. E. Dowden. J. A. Jam- j
i.---^. M. E. Fettv. J. H. Beckman. T.,
L. Barchinal. C. D. Robinson. C. S. {
Riggs. M. E. Ashcraft. J. Guy Prich- j
aril. J. \V. McDonald. W. C. Jamison.!
G. M. Alexander. M. M. Xeely, M. A. j
Fletcher, George T. Watson. James u.;
Watson. Walton Miller. H. B. Mere j
dith. J. W. Hennen. J. E. Watson. Jr.. i
and Sidney Reed. Mr. Hennen takes
the place of the late Festus Downs.
The Fairmont State Bank.
At the annual meeting of the stockholders
cf the Fairmont State Bank
these directors were elected for the
ensuing year: S. D. Brady. R. T.
Cunningham. H. L. Heintzelman. C. H.
Jenkins. Paul \V. Lange. H. S. Lively.
J. Clark Miller, Michael Powell, W. J.
The directors organized as follows:
H. L. Heintzelman. president: M. L. j
Brown, cashier; C. H. Jenkins, vice-j
president; Harry E. Eagle. Asst.I
cashier. I
National Bank of Fairmont.
J. E. Watson. Jacob S. Uayden. Wal-'
ton Miller. Glenn F. Barns. M. L. j
Hutchinson. C. W. Watson. A. B. Fleming.
J. M. Hartley. O. S. McKinney. F.
E. Nichols. Chas. Powell, J. M. Jacobs, i
After the meeting the following of- i
ficers were elected: J. E. Watson,!
president: Jacob S. Hayden, vice!
president: Walton Miller, vice presi- j
dent: Glenn F. Barns, cashier: N. E. [
Jamison, assistant cashier: L H. Ran-,
dall, assistant cashier; James H.;
Thomas, auditor. .'
The National Bank of Fairmont has 1
been a leader in the various patriotic j
causes in Marion county, having sold j
$561,750 in the first Liberty bond drive
and $1,510,000 in the second one . It '
at the present time is actively engaged |
in the campaign incident to the sale of |
war stamps. I
Peoples National Bank.
These directors were electe-" at this j
afternoon's meeting of the stockhold- j
ers of the Peoples Nation a! Bank: i
George E. Amos. J. M. Brownfield.'
Howard Ft. Furbee. Attorney Kiank C.;
Haymond. H. J. Hartley. H. L. Heintzelman,
C. E. Hutchinson, E. C. Jones, j
Hon. W. Scott Meredith, Duncan Sinclair
and 2. F. Davis.
First National Bank.
Today The First National Bank
elected the following directors to serve
for the ensuing year: H. W. Sir waiter.
Hon. E. M. Showalter. Thomas Hall.
John Wells and W. E. Watson. Jr.
The Monongahela Bank
The (oliowing directors were elect- i
ed at the annual meeting of tr.e stockholders
of The Monongahela Bank, i
East side, this afternoon at the annual j
meeting: J. M. Higginbotbam. B. F.1
(Continued on Page (4)
ye Quality Circulatic
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hh pol
The Tree** Poland which the Gen
all the seacost is kept in German ha
New Station When Biult
Will Connect With That
Be. the new bridge to cross
the Monongahela river may connect
with the new station which will sometime
be built by tixe Baltimore and
Ohio railroad company, representatives
of the railroad and the City Board
of Affairs met at the city hall this
mnrntnsr. The Board of Affairs agreed
to furnish the. railroad officials with
proper pl. rs and drawings cf the new
bridge. It is the plan to make the
new Mouongahola river brhlge a connecting
link between the Baltimore
and Ohio and the Pennsylvania railroad
During the conference matters pertaining
to the repair of that part of
the present bridge crossing the B,
& O. railroad tracks was also taken
up. although nothing definite was decided
Those attending the meeting were
Superintendent Deneen of Giafton, Engineers
Wilson and Eberlv. B. F. Hoi
berstatt and Freight Agent John D,
Anthony of Baltimore and Ohio rail
road. City Engineer S. B. Miller and
the members of the Board cf Affairs.
Coal Leasing Bill
Passed by Senate
WASHI^ii l U.Nt Jan. c i nt waiau
Pittman oil and coal land leasing bill
was passed by the Senate late yes
terday by a vote of 37 to 32. Jt now
goes to the House.
Under the provisions of the bill a
prospector would receive a permit foi
640 acres. If he discovered oil he
would receive a patent for one fourth
of this area. An amendment by Sen
ator Kenricks. accepted by the Senate
would permit the secretary of the in
terior to give the lessee preference
in the leasing of the remainder.
SoTistnr Smoot's amendment to con
ue the temporary leasing act of 191-1
in effect until the new act become;
operative was accepted.
The Senate also* adopted Senatoi
Kendrick's amendment authorizing
the secretary of the interior to grani
a prospecting permit on land "located
within a geographic structure of the
producing oil and gas fields." instead
of limiting it to land located within
a radious of 20 miles from a producing
m is Almost Eniiti
N ?" ' ... ? ... .. "
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* i
nans arc trying to create. Xotice lio?v j
rx ds.
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Registrants Objected to Clas
si neat ion They Got Under
New Scheme.
11 Four appeals have been made from i
j the decision of the local board in ma \
; king their classifications. All of the j
| j appeals were made to the district j
! board in session at Clarksburg.
1! In each case the decision of the lo- j
j cal board was sustained.
Frank Conley. order number 11 was
: classified in Class 1 by the local |
board, but because of physical defi- i
' j ciency claimed Class 5.
j Paul Robinson Cnmpstos. order
. I number 54 was placed in Class 1 by
the local board. lie appealed on the
: grounds of dependent children (not
! his own) and parents, claiming defer|
red classification.
George Martin Freeman, order nam I
ber 23S was placed in Class 1 by the
' local boatd. lie appealed for deferred
. i classification on the grounds of de
pendents or infirm parents.
11 Abe Pilling, order number 409. man.
i ager of the Peoples Clothing store was
! placed in Class I by the local board.
I He appealed for deferred classification
on the grounds of a dependent
' child (not his own.)
;; There was a unanimous vote by
] the district board that the decision of
i the local board be sustained, which
?r?*- further nnDpal. One negative
[ i vote on* the part or the district board
! entities the registraint to continue his
r; appeal.
A few other appeals have been made
11 but have not been acted upon by the
, district board.
?i. City Hall Notes j
There will be no additions to the
| present police force until spring. The
' j vacancies left by Ward. Woodward
, j and Kent will not be filled until then.
. i According to Water commissioner
J Smith the week which has just past
: has been the most strenuous in four
[! years as far as the city water dep3rt.
i ment is concerned.
i j Uncle Jlnimie McWilliams was at
: the city hall this afternoon calling
on friends.
tly in Marion Count
Limitation of Armaments,
And Chance for Russia -a
Among Them.
; People Who Live in Them
Must Have Voice in the
I By Associated Press)
i WASHINGTON", Jan. S. ? President
I Wilson today addressing Congress, de;
iivcred a restatement of war aims in
i agreement with the recent declaration
j bv the British Premier David Bloyd
| The President presented a definite fl
program lor world peace containing
i fourteen specific considerations. The
President presented the following as I
i necessary elements of worid peace:
1. Open covenants of peace without
private international understanding. -9
1*. Absolute freedom of the seas in
peace or war. except as they may be
< bv international acts. iH
3. Removal of all economic values
and establishment of equality of trade
conditions among nations consenting
to peace and associating themselves
for its maintenance.
4. Guarantees l'or the reduction of
national armaments to the lowest possible
point consistent with domestic 4? j'-.-'TB
safety. P
5. Impartial adjustment of all colonial
claims based on the principal I
that the peoples concerns have equal
I weight with the interests of govern- <1
C. Evacuation of all Russian territory
and opportunity for Russia's political
7. Evacuation of Belgium without
any attempt to limit her sovereignty.
S. All French territory to be freed
and restored and reparation for the . -~M
taking of Alsace-Lorraine.
i). Readjustment of Italy's frontier
along clearly recognizable lines of na10.
Freest opportunity for economic
development of peoples of AustriaHungary.
IX. Evacuation of Rumania. Serbia
and Montenegro with access to the
^eas for Serbia and international gnar,
antees of economic and political independence
and territory integrity or '
the Balkan states.
12. Secure sovereignty for Tarkey'a
portion of the Ottoman empire, but icS
with other nationalities under Turkmio
wpnritv of life and on
I portunity for economic development
with Dardanelles permanently opened,
to all nations.
13. Establishment of an independent
Polish state including territories in1
habited by indisputably Polish population
with free access to the seas ana
[ political and economic independence
i and territorial integrity guaranteed-by '
| international covenants.
14. General association of nations
j under specific covenants for mntnal
! guarantees of political independence
i and territorial integrity to large and
j small states alike.
i "For such arrangements acd cove- 3
I nants." said the President in concln- . \; >3
i sion. "we are willing to fight and con- , .3
i tinue to fight until they are achieved
i but only because we wish the right to
i prevail and desire a just and stable
| peace." Such a program, he said, re- .
; moved the chief provocations tor war.
; "the moral climax of this, the cnlmlnatj
ing and final war for tinman liberty ... ;j3
; has come," said the President in end- ' '"
! ing his address, "and the people of the
; United States are ready to put their
; own strength?their own highest purj
pose, their own integrity and devotion
i to the test.7
Arnett Better?Russell Arnett who *
! is ill at Sherman at hilicothe,
! O.. is slightly improved according to
; a telegram received from his moth- * ^-2
: er, Mrs. J. M. Arnett of this city who , j
with her daughter. Miss Margaret ArI
nntt TifictOTiAH trt liic r?n T*A. *
] ceint of the message announcing his
| seHbus illness from quinsy.
I ? ~
| Laborers Wanted
J in Shipping Department. Apply 5

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