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ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEWS SERVICE
J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers
NOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
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GREENWOOD, LEFLORE
SPAY AFTERNOON. DECEMBER 10, 1919
SUBSCRIPTION: «ggffSc
VOLUME 4—NUMBER 87
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THE STRIKE OF BI
COAL MINERS IS SETTLED
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GEN. SYKES HOPES
FOR COOPERATION
Between Great Britain And The
United States In AH Matters
Relating To Flying
Associated Press
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LONDON, Dec. 10—Major Gener
al Sir F. H. Sykes, British Controller
General of Civil Aviation, hopes to er
ränge for complete cooperation be
tween Great Britain and the United
States in all matters relating to fly
ing. This is the purpose of his
journey to America, on which he ex
pects soon to leave.
The American Ambassador,
W. Davis, told General Sykes at a
farewell luncheon to the British .Con- ; to
troller that he thought American co-|
operation might be taken as assured. : of
General Sykes said that the Inter
ly
the powers
in
"The national tendency in aircraft
development in Britain," said Gener
al Sykes, "is to allow indivivdual en
terprises to work out its own salva
tion in the main and no scheme of
governoient subsidies such as that in
France, has, so far, been adopted.
But he pointed out that did not
that the government will spend
John
national Air Convention, based in the
main on regulations for air naviga
tion in.Great Britain, now had re
ceived the assent of a
allied and associated ii^ the war ex
cept the United States and Japan*
be
the Air Ministry ,he states, is an en-i
tirely "new departure," on the part
of the government. Its purpose is to;
advise the Aircraft Industry and ren-l
der it all assistance possible, to open!
international relations, to lay down!
internal and overseas air routes, to!
establish stations for landings and de
partures, to deal with all meteorolical j
matters, and to provide information i
that subject as well as a host of
others connected with aerial naviga
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mean
nothing to promote enterprise.
With a view to stimulating the ef
forts of designers and manufacturers
of heavier-than-air-craft and to guid
ing them toward the attainment of
greater security a n <l reliability,"
official competition
H
continued, "an
Im« been instituted which is to
The prizes offered
be
held next year,
to 64,000 pounds.
Prizes will be given first for the
small type of airplane required for
business, pleasure and sporting fly
ing in the British Isles; secondly, for
the large weight-carrying machine
which experience suggests will be
to meet the conditions of
trans-continental traffic; and, third
ly, for a type of Mamhibious flying
% boat which, in view of its power to
alight on and rise from land or water,
cannot fail to find many uses. 1 '
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N. GREENWOOD
HOLDS ELECTION
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Mr. G. A. Wilson, Jr. Is Chosen May
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mayor of North Greenwood yesterday
in the election which was held at the
or—Other Officers Are
Sé'.ected.
Mr. G. A. Wilson, Jr., was elected
Read store. The other officers c os
follows: Mr. A. J. ea , ^
«en are as
marshal ; Mr. T. A. Turner, clerk; Mr.
C&lhoon Wilson, treasurer.
selected
Messrs. S. I. Osborn, W. C. Peel and
were:
Aldermen
The
T. R. Gregory. * .
The above elected officers will hold
their first meeting at the home of Mr.
T g .Gregory in North Greenwood,
Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. All
th offifficers are urged to he present as
.business of supreme importance to the
of North Greenwood will be
town
'transacted.
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Can't Pay City Taxes
Before December 20th.
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The tax receipts/for the city real
estate and personal ^property have
not yet been arranged in alphabetical
qrder and payment bf the taxes by the
eitisens of Greenwood cannot be re
eeived before December 20th, accord
ing to a statement which was made
" t)^a morning by City Clerk Perry
pgmh At this time the receipts will
be in reediness. This will give the
eiHsens plenty ef time to pay their
--— «-tee February l«t, when the
is attached.
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BARB WIRE FENCES
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Hundreds Men And Women Of All
Nationalities« In Big War Intern
ment Camp At Harderwisk.
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HARDERWISK, Holland, Dec. 10
Hundreds of men and women of all
nationalities, considered undesirable,
but accorded refuge and hospitality
by The Netherlands, are still confin
ed behind barbed-wire fences in th ^
big war internment camp here. They
still are sources of trouble to the
caped from Germany, or Belgium, and.
; to their number, since the war, have
been added several scores of Russians,
: of Bolshevik tendencies, whom the
government has confined here for
safe-keeping.
The Russians have been particular
ly troublesome, but the means taken
by one of the Dutch military officers
in charge of the camp to control their
actions are reported in the Dutch
press to have been so severe that re
cently a number of Dutch soldiers are
said to have mutinied rather than obey
the orders,
Dutch government. .
Many of them are war refugees, es
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PROCEEDINGS LEFLORE BOARD
SUPERVISORS
The Leflore County Board of Sup
ervisors convened at the court house
on Monday, December 1st, with the
following members present:
Haley, president; J. G. Pleasants, M.
S. Wilson, S. R. Keesler, S. I. Brown,
and Chancery Clerk A. R. Bew and
Sheriff T. C. Garrott. The following
business was transacted:
The Board ordered the school pro
perty known as the Abiaca School
property, sold to A. B. White for $300.
The Board ordered corrections made
in the assessments of property be
longing to J. E. Kitts, T. W. Bustin,
James G. Taylor, Norris Cohen,Cal
hoon Wilson and C A Maxwell.
The committee appointed by the P
Board to inspect the property of B.
B. Harper as security for a loan of in
$6 500 reported that same was suf
ficient security, and the loan was
ordered made by the Board
The committee appointed to inspect
as security, the property of J. L. Ha- a
ley> Sr>> for a loan of $15,000 from
the county .reported same was suffi
cient secU rity and the loan was or
dered made b y the Board.
A committee was appointed to in
spect the property of R. L. Foy as
sec urity for a loan of $1,500 from the
county.
j The Board ordered that a warrant
i be issued from the interest sinking
fund for $25 00 for interest coupons,
maturing at the First National Bank
of Greenwood, January 1st, 1920 on
J. L.
bridge bonds of 1910.
j Notice was ordered given all banks
j in Leflore County that the Board of
Supervisors will receive bids at the
January 1920 meeting for the keeping
of the funds of the county for 1920.
The advertisement of the sale of
$100,000 worth of road bonds, matur
ing in 25 years, one twentieth to be
paid each year after the fifth year,
I bearing five per cent interest, on Mon
day January 12th, 1920, he sold to the
highest bidder. It was ordered that
bids be received the first Monday in
January 1920, for two mules to work
Qn the public roads
It was brought to the attention of
s uperv i SO rs that the names here- j
, ^ Q ^ ore drawn by the Board for jurors:
had been practically exhausted and aj ^
new list of jurors was ordered made
by the Board from the registration'
The petition J. C. Scott, asking per- 1
mission to pay the sum of his loan
from the county of $2500 with inter-!
est, was granted.
The petition of A. L. Franklin ask- j
ing the release of a vendors lien was
granted.
The matter of the back tax assess
ordered made under the
$ 100.00
151
books of the county.
ments was
direction of the state revenue agent.
Accounts allowed .
Dr. L. F. Barrier, salary .
Supt. J. R. Hughes, salary....
Robert Herman, supplies .:—
Henderson &. Baird, supplies
Lawrence Print. Co. sta...
7.50
12.37
19.50
31.85
T. C. Garrott, expenses
Miss. Print. Co^ stationery.... 40494
Brandon Print. Co. suppli
Champion Sup. Co., supplies..
Beckman Co., blankets -
J. W. Quinn Drug Co. merch,
Metts Auto Ffl. Sta., gasoline
John A. Mack, repairs
T. C. Garrott, janitor C. H.
Means Johnston, salary —.. 166.66
King's Daughters Hospital .
Old Ladies Home Ass'n ....
81.50
es —
39.00
38.00
12.75
1.10
14.00
85.00
100.00
7.60
58.00
R. M. Hight, sal ft dep. fee....
JL R. O'Neal, salary --
& L. Lee, sal. County Agt—
... 135.00 ;
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COBLENZ, Dec. 10 — Teh Thous
and locomotives are idle in the re
P air sho P s of Germany according to
fa»«>ad men who conferred recently
in Coblenz with Pierrepont B. Noyes,
the American representative on the |
Inter-Allied Rhineland High Commis
slon * The meeting was called for the
Purpose of discussing the coal short
a & e in Germany and the part the rail
roads f re to play in distributing fuel
this winter. |
The local representative, at the)
conference, contended that the Ger
man workmen are not holding back in
efforts bein S made to meet the econ-|
om ic difficulties facing the country,
The chief trouble in repairing the lo
comotives, the railroad men asserted,
was ^ acb of proper raw material
which Germany had been unable
secure since the armistice.
TEN THOUSAND
LOCOMOTIVES ARE
Idle In The Repair Shops Of Germ
any, According To R. R. Men In
Conference At Coblenz.
Associated Press
The railroad men asserted th a t the
men in the railroad shops realized the
responsibilities placed upon them to
repair locomotives and that there was
no desire on the part 'of these work
men to slow up on this work.
The average wage in the railroad
shops is sixxteen marks a day. The!
mark, at hte present rate of exchange i
at army headquarters in Coblenz, is
valued at a fraction less than three
and a half cents.
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Coldest Of Winter
Last night was the coldest of the
j winter and the thermometer regis
tered twenty degrees above zero at
aj ^ o'clock this morning. Ice was in
evidence everywhere. The mercury
dropped 30 degrees from 7 o'clock
yesterday morning until 7 o'clock this
1 morning. The highest temperature j
recorded during the past twenty four j
hours was 56 degrees,
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Tucker Pnnt Housed briefs. ..
L. N. Chandler, vaccine .
G'wood Enterprise, print.
T* G. Garrott, sal. deputies .... 988.00
G. S.' Pate, Circuit C. Allow..... 443.00
H. B. Levy, stenographer . 250.00
The Commonwtalth, print. —
Act. Election Commissioners..
Election Off. Account -
Schlater Gin Co., fuel - 108.00
9.00
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Take The Daily Commonwealth.
.v 10.00
42.37
30.00
10.00
G. S. Pate, expenses
62.50
18.75
25.00
J. D. Lan ham, repairs .......
Lee Stevens, janitor
25.00
Clark A Neblett merch. —.. 211.20
Cumb. Tel. ft Tel. Co., phones 34.30
Itta Bena Negro School - 500.00
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DO YOUR SHOPPING NOW»
ONLY 15 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS.
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LONDON, Dec. 10-^Many thous
ands of bank clerks hehe will shortly
become part of the gréât army of
trade unionists. The%^hief griey.]pub;i
ance is the continued employment of
| girls in places formerly held by men.
They s a y they do not object to fair
competition with women who accept
men's jobs at men's pay, but, they
state, the tendency now is for girls
employed temporarily during the war
| to be taken on the permanent staffs
to the detriment of former soldiers
seeking reemployment,
They object to the placing of bank
clerks returning from the army in po
sitions subordinate to women who
have taken their places during their
absence,
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MANY THOUSANDS
OF BANK CLERKS
In London Will Shortly Become A
Part Of The Great Army Of
Trade Unionists.
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♦COTTON MARKETS*
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NEW YORK COTTON MARKET
Prev
Open High Low Close C ose
36.90 37.07; 36750 37.03 367781
34.30 34.75 34.15 34.65 34.35!
j May - - 32.25 32.70 32.12 32.58 32.25!
Closed 25 to 33 up.
New York Spots 39.45—25 up.
Jan. -
! Mar. -
NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET
Prev.
Open High Low Close C'os
37.50 37.65 37.25 37.60 37^35
35.05 35.19 34.84 35.08 34.90
Jan. -
Mar. -
May - - 32.67 33.05 32.64 32.91 32.80
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Mr. W. IL Giles has sold his 404
acre plantation on Yalobusha River
(recently purchased from Mr. C. S.
Ware) to Mr. J. B. Nettles for $40,
400, or $100 per acre—immediate pos
session benag given.
Closed 11 to 25 up.
New Orleans Spots 40.00.
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Mississippi—Fair and much colder,
with a cold wave Wednesday; Thur
sday fair and continued cold; strong
north winds.
Temperature—Highest, 56 degrees;
lowest, 35 degrees; at 7 a. m. 20 de
grees; precipitation 2.81; river guage
32.8; rjse in 24 hours 0.3.
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Sells 404-Acre
. Plantation $40,400
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-•an National Committee, attack
ericamsm
ATTACKS POLICY
OF GOVERNMENT
Governor Sprout Says Republicans !
Confident Of Endorsement Of
Platform For 1920
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Associated Press
TV ASH1NGTON, Dec. 10—Governor
Sprout of Pennsylvania, in a keynote
speech at today's meetfng of the Re
ed the Administrationf's "Mexican pol
icy and declared the Republican party
approached the coming presidential
campaign with confidence that tht
people would endorse its policies.
His outline of the platform included
the better relation between capital:
and labor ,more economy and better!
business management in the adminis- '
I
tration, the firm handling of the Mex-!
ican situation, the restoration of Am
and the constitutionality of
the government, and the sound solu
tion of railroad problems.
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Greenwood Masons
Elect 1920 Officers!

The Greenwood Masonic bodies a
their regular stated meetings elected
the following officers to serve for the!
year 1920:
Greenwood Lodge No. 135 F. & A.
M.; J. W. Donnell, W. M.; O. P. Kim
brough, S. W.; D. O.. Galey, J. W.;
Robert Herman, Treas.; A. J. Coste,
Jr., Sec'y; E. R. Wiggins, S. D.; J. H.
Mitchell, J. D.; Ed. Hyman, Tyler. —I
Greenwood Chapter No. 1°2 R A.
M., F .C. R , . ., . . n g '
King; B. A. Williamson Scr,^; O. P.
Kimbrough, C. of H.; W. L. Barbour,
P S.; J. T. Spivey, K. A C Robert
Herman, M. of 3rd V.; C. E. Conty, M.
of 2nd V.; J. W. Donnell, M. of 1st
V.; Ed. Hyman, Treas.; A. J. Coste,
Jr., Sec'y; D. O. Galey, Sentinel.
W. P. Mellin Council No. 8 R. and
S. M.; C. W. Telfair, T. I. M.; B. A.,
Williamson, D. M.; Harry Hosmer, P.|
C. of W.; Robert Herman, Treas.; A.
J. Coste, Jr., Recorder; F. C. Pitt, C.i
of G.; J. T: Spivey, C. of C.; Geo Coop
Steward; Ed. Hyman, Sentinel. !
Greenwood Commandery No. 24 K.
T. : Harry Hosmer, E. C.; C. Dunn,;
Gen.; W. S. Vardaman, C. G:; J. M. ^
Brogan, Prelate; S. L. Raines, Treas.;
A. J. Coste, Jr., Recorder W. L. Bar-j
hour, S. W.; F .C. Pitt, J. W.; J. P. !
Knight, Stan. B.; Geo. Cooper, S. W.;;
C. W. Telfair, Warder; J. W. Donnell,
Sentinel.
Commission Considers
Buying New Machinery ;
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Representatives from various man
ufacturing companies visited the city
yesterday and conferred with Mr. Roy
Stott, engineer of the Water & Light ;
Plant, relative to the purchase of
boilers, turbines and auxiliaries. Bids
! were submitted to the City Commis
sioners, who met this afternoon to
consider same. It is probable at this
meeting that a contract will be let for
the purchase of the needed facilities
for the Greenwood Light and Water
Plant.
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The Sixth Decennial Census, taken
in 1840, was the first one to cover
one of
agricultural statistics, now
the most important -parts jd the en
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CITIES IN SOUTH
FLOODED TODAY
Rains Which Broke All Records Vis
/
ited Various Sections—Many
Homeless In Atlanta.
Associated Press
ATLANTA,
Go., Dec. 10—Torren
tial rains which broke the records
I here and at other points in the South,!
j gave away today to freezing weather
I that added to the sufferings of thous
ands made homeless by the flood wa
ters of numbers of rivers and smaller
streams.
Three persons were drowned near
Atlanta. One negro lost his life near
Meridian, Miss. The property dam-j
age is reported to be heavy. The rain.;
fall at Atlanta amounted 11.75 men
és, at Meridian 11.10, Selma, Ala., I
12.21.
| The towns of the West Point, Ga., |
j and Prattsville, Ala., are reported
! submerged. Portions of Wetumpka,
Ala., were also reported under water.
At Atlanta flood waters are threa
i
; tening the city pumping station.
The property damage at West
! Point, Ga., is estimated at almost a
million dollars. People there are re
ported to be practically without food
and fuel. The Red Cross is arrang
ing relief measures. The damage to
the Montgomery, Ala., Light, Water
& Power Company's hydro-electric
plant at Tallassee Falls, when the
dam there swept away, is estimated
between one and two million dollars.
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Production Oil In
Mexico Ceases
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Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10—Produc
tion of oil in Mexico has practically
ceased as a result of a decree promul
gated by President Carranza and thej
the general attitude of the Mexican j
government toward foreign oil com-!
panies. Chairman Payne of the Ship-.
i ing Board told a delegation of Am
erican oil men today.
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Memnonites Held
Recent Conferences
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Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 10-Johann
P- Wall and five other representatives
of the Memnonities of the United
States recently held conferences with
state officials at Porto Alegre, state j
od Rio Grande do Sul, looking to the j
establishment of a Meénnonite settle-!
! ment in that section of southern Bra
zil. If conditions are found favor
able, it is said, extensive tracts of !
land will be purchased.

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To Meet Increased
Cost of Living
pcr ^ (fai th< , form o( on
their "ordinary remuneration. ' This
^ the award of the civil Service Ar ,
M ^ Board whkh has been con .|
maUer on b( , ha|f o{ thc
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whole C1VU servlce '
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Advises To Seek
„ Trade In Denmark
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Associated Press
LONDON, Dec. 10_A recent trade!
report adv i S es bicycle manufacturers
! gee k trade j n Denmark. In Copen
hagen tbere are 700,000 people and
more tban 400,000 bicycles. 1
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xlOlQlIlg rlclualllh
! Of Milton Cooper
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died Monday morning in the city jail,
p^fo" frLtLYn" iorenÏÏ B Au! whô
; have telegraphed the omcert ^for par
; teulars of h.a death. Unless tbe body
,a taken charge of m the near fuhtre
; the remains will be buried in tne
tne remains wm uc
! tei*s field here.
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Associated Press
LONDON, Dec. 10—To enable them
to meet the increased cost of living
civil servants from 16 years old up
! wards are to have an increase of 30
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\n Old Resident Of
Carrollton Dies Here
Mr. S. L. McBride, an old resident
of Carrollton, who was brought to the
King's Daughters Hospital yesterday
morning, died this morning at 4
o'clock from blood poison. He was 74
years old and is well known through
out Carroll coirnty.
The remains were taken to Carroll
ton this morning on
twifai «ad interment will he made
there.
the 9 o'clock
COALSTR
SETTLED TODAY
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PLAN OFFERED BY PRESIDENT
WILSON IS ACCEPTED BY GEN
/ ERAL COMMITTEE OF MINE
WORKERS.
Associated Press
» INDIANAPOLIS, IniL, Dec. 10
, _(3;43 p.
the United Mine Workers of Am
erica ^ ^ p |„
i.)—The strike of
400„000 bi tu minon s coal miners
of the country Fas settled today
when the general committee of
offered by President Wilson.
President Wilson's proposal short
The members voted to accept
ly before 3 o'clock. The plan
provides for the miners to return
to work at once at an increase of
fourteen per cent wages and a
committee of three will bo
to determine the new wage agree
ment.
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Captain Smith Has
Reached Australia
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Associated Press
PORT DARAWIN, Australia, Dec.
10—Captain Ross Smith, Australian
aviator, arrived today from England
thus winning the prize of ten thous
and pounds, for the first aviator mak
ing the voyage.
Bolsheviki Launch
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A New Offensive
Associated Press
REVED ESTHONIA, Dec. 10—The
Bolsheviki have begun a new offen
sive on the Marva Front. Ten as
saults against the Esthonian positions
were repulsed with several Bolsheviki
losses, the reports state.
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Recently Constructed
British Battleship
Associated Press
LONDON, Dec .10—The most re
cently constructed British battleship,
the "Hood," cost the government $25,
125,000 to build, excluding the cost of
guns, ammunition and stores.
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COLD SWEEPING
WHOLE COUNTRY
,
tbe co ^ d wave began its Eastern in
vasion with subnormal temperatures
0 f twenty to fifty degrees in parts.
The Western country which is the
hardest hit by the fuel shortage, due
to the coal miners strike, has a num
ber of small cities and towns without
coal and suffering is reported in
1 Montana and Northern Idaho.
Preceding the extension of the coal
wave into the East and Southeast,
heavy rainstorms are reported in
those sections yesterday.
drowned near Atlanta, and two at
' Portland, Ore. The shipyards were
forced to close because of the snow
^
off Pr ^ ! i[in "' te , ^""t ur e S are reported
at ^^aten. The coldest apot on th.
Mther vu whiM RWer , 0 „
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tario, with a minimum of 44 degrees
. .
j below zero.
Low Temperatures And Suffering Is
Reported In West, Where Fuel
Shortage Exists. .
Associated Press
CHICAGO, Dec. 10—Below zero
temperatures prevailed in virtually all
: sections from the Mississippi Valley
: to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and
Three
Schools in Portland were
Heavy storms were reported
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Two Steamships
Built For The U. S.
Associated Press
tfOKIO, Dec. 10—Two ocean-going
steamships built for
States Shipping Board have been
launched recently in Japanese yards.
They were the Eastern Trade, a 13,
000 ton steamer, and the Ea ster n
Glade, a steel cargo ship 400 feet long.
the United
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