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WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. (Bulletin.) —Charges that republicans are using money furnished by German interests to fight the league of nations were
uttde in the house today by Rep. Heflin, Alabama, democrat. Opposition is largely from districts benefited by munitions manufacture, he claimed.
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The Seattle Star
VOL I'M E 22. NO. 115.
Gompers Urges
of Railroads
(Copyright, 1919. by United Press)
PARIS, Aug. 13.—Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of lj»bor, today declared in favor of
nationalization of American railways and labor's demand
for an equnl voice in their administration. "American
railway workers intend not only to compel the government
to take over the railways, but will demand, an the logical
next step, that labor lie granted a permanent equal voice
in railway administration." Gompers said in an interview.
"The railways must be brought under suitable control,
made up of the government, laborers and technical experts.
At present none of these elements has a real voice in any
matter of importance concerning the railways.
"The first step in changing the situation would be for
the government to take over the lines. The next step would
be taking representatives of labor and representatives of
the owners into the administrative council.
"The government's failure during the war wu due to
its methods as well as abnormal conditions. It can't be
expected that a man like McAdoo who had not the slight
est knowledge of railroading, would be able to handle the
situation, even in peace time.
"Altho I am ready to admit I am not positive that gov
ernment control would right all present wrongs, I will
Iwck up the demand of the federation that a real trial be
given when control is taken. We will insist that rail ex
perts. not merely politicians, be placed in charge of tech
nical questions.
"Solution of the whole problem rests with co-operation
of three heretofore conflicting interests—labor, govern
ment and the owners. Labor is fully justified in its present
steps as it has not received the slightest consideration in
the past. Our opponents' claims that wages have been
sufficiently increased do not take into consideration the de
creasing value of money."
Gompers refused to state the degree the federation
would enter the political arena to gain its ends, stating
"Present conditions are extremely unfair. Previous
methods have failed to achieve legitimate results. Hence,
we will be forced to use other means."
Sen. France Favors Plan
for Labor-Capital Meet
I nitrd Prr<m (nrr«ipond'nl
bor must be (Ken a greater
•hare in industry, Henalnf
France, Maryland, declared to
day. In suggesting that represen
lallte* of capital and labor be
called to Washington for a con
Fundamental change* In lndu*lry
ar* Inevitable, and with unreal at ll*
present tenalon. frank talk from both
vide* around the same table would
clear the air and brink the group*
nearer together, France said.
"It would b« a *tep in the right
direction and would tend for greater
co-operation between capital nnd la
bor," France explained. "There la
no doubt In my mind that we are
facing a great many change* In our
Industrial ey*tem. I don't mean that
capitalism should be abolished, but
employes are merely seeking a
greater voice In the Industries In
which they are employed
The average worker Is tired of be
ing a m<i< hlne drudge, and he needs
an Incentive and a personal Interest
in hi* work. This outlet could be
found In shop committees which
would not only have a part in de
ti-rminlng working condition* but
would be represented on the board of
] directors.
"Much a plan would not mean that
U. Egan, 113 Fifth ave
nue, jfoes about winning a
prize in the Want Ad
khyme Contest in this
I have in rtnpty room /or real,
I I roir 'twill POOH br token,'
A uo„t oft to The Htnr /'i-r *rnt,
7 hry Miirr bring homC lh& b'iton.
This week's contest ends
Friday noon. See particu
lars on Classified page.
I I'm Profitable! It's I'"n!
Try It!
An American Paper That Fights for Americanism
Knl.r.4 •« R.r.,n4 Clm MatUr Mir I, 111 lat th« Potlnrrie* at Mr.til.. * a.h , unrt.r tlx Art Oonarra. Mar.h I. Il7t
the worker* would run the Industrie*
as they do In Kumilh. and earning*
would not be confiscated.
"In fart, if h min feels he In
filly an Important part of the firm
that employs him he will be content
with a smaller share of the profits
than otherwise, because he ha* a re
France *ald he i* opposed to the
Plumb plan for the railroad*.
"The Idea of asking the govern
ment to put up 120.01)0.000,000 to buy
the railroad* la out of the question,"
he said. "The Plumb plan Roe* en
tirely 100 far."
Horrors! Bill
Bryan Visited
by Bootlegger
tacoma Aug IS <Hp..|al)
That William jennings Bryan en
tertained a prominent bootltgffr
In the former secretary of utatc'a
room in a hotel In Portland. Ore .
a few wh kn Hgo, whn vouched
for here today by Anthony J.
swindle n Taeoma attorney.
"The entertainment waa brief,
hut I* wild to-have quite
lively while It laated." nald
Swindle, who (iaimM he obtained
hla Information from an ac
quaintance who wiin fttoppirig at
the hotel In which Bryan wim
quartered at the time
The tajotl«-KK»*r appeared In the
lobby. It In Maid, and wan directed
by a practical Joker to Itryan'H
room, where he waa told merely
to ank for "811 l. M "Bill/* It wan
Intimate*}, was "awful thlmty,"
and willing to jwy the standard
price of $2O a quart.
An Interval of perhnpa five
mlnutea elapaed before the l>oot
legger emerged from Bryan's
room looking flunherl and dlwhev
eled and made haute to reach the
open air.
Home time later Bryan ap
pea red, but his face was exprcn
alonlens and lie uttered no com*
in- ut>
Seattle's Fair Price commission CAN ac
complish results. It CAN help reduce the
profiteering of the retailer if it pursues its
work whole-heartedly, aggressively and fear
It is no place for any man or woman who
looks upon the curtailment of profiteering in
only half-hearted approval. It is no place for
any man or woman who has any special inter
est in maintaining high prices.
The Fair Price commission rendered good
service during the war. But, arduous as its
task was then, the difficulties of the present
are even greater. We were living then—to
some extent—under a spiritual tension which
made it easier for many of us to sacrifice
things. With the signing of the armistice
much of that has disappeared. We make no vol
untary sacrifices now. We do not willingly
stint ourselves. We have accepted the idea
that "we must get ours now because everyone
else is." * Profiteering, therefore, has become
more generrl and more vicious.
If it took a lot of moral courage to per
form the duties of the Fair Price commission
in war time, it will take even more gumption
If its worfc watched keenly before, it
will be watched even more so now.
The Fair Price commission's job today is a
rej?ular he-man proposition.
Promise Quick Action
to Punish Profiteers
\\ lih the fair price committee
a* It eiiated during the war
again In operation. \*«Mant
SUte'a district Attorney F. K.
conway rtprmtnl the opinion
Wednesday that food profiteer*
and hoarder* In Seattle would be
run down shortly »
The committee of ten- five for
the public ami five for the buaine**
Intereata—will work In harmony
with the bureau of lnve*tlgatlon of
the department of Juatlce," declared
"Finding* of the committee and
the bureau will lie reported to thla
office, and an energetic pronecutlon
will follow. !<nng penitentiary *en
tence* and heavy fine* face violator*
of the Sherman antl truat Inw and
the food control bill."
Kosen Is Selected
Henry Rosen, farmer, of Hnoqual
mle valley, will represent agricul
tural labor on the fair price commit
tee. His appointment wa« announced
Wednesday morning by County Hor
ticulturist A. V. I'atton.
Organised labor's representatives
on the committee will be elected
Wednesday night, at the weekly
meeting of the Central I»abor coun
ell. according to James I>uncan. sec
retary of the council.
Already chosen on the committee
Rumanians Occupy
Western Hungary
VIKNNA. Aur. 13. —(I'nited Pre** )
—•The Rumanian cabinet, according
to report* received here today from
Bucharest. ha* resolved not to evac
uate Rumanian troop* from Ftudapest
until the entente ha* redeem«*d the
conce**lon* made to Rumania in
1916 In return for her entrance into
the war.
Rumanian force* are occupy in*
West Hungary under the pretext of
*uppre*Hing Bolahevlk plot*, it wan
learned today.
The allied blockade against llun
gary wan removes! today and Ihe
American guard withdrawn from the
Rumans' Reply to
Allies Is Received
PA RIM. Auk 13—The peace con
ference received a conciliatory reply
from lluchnrext today In reply to the
allies' n.'KOtlatlons with Humanla
over her recent policy In Hungary.
The allies are reported to. have
asked Humanla to withdraw her de
mantis "n llunwary tor surrender of
great quantities of material. In vlo
l.itlon of the term* of the armistice.
are Thoma* \V Naah and Caraon R
"tong. repreaentlng retail grocer*;
J. W. tjoodwln and Rffl* I. Haiti. rep
reaentlng the public: J. Vernon Hop
klna, retail dry good*; T. A |ta*ter
and A E MacCluakey, specialty
atore*. n. C. Keck, naalatant federal
food ndmlnlalrntor during the war,
and Charlea K Hryant. former coun
ty food administrator, are eg officio
member* of the committee.
Probe Profiler me
The fair price committee will pub
lish at least twice weekly a cost lint
of nil food articles and the top prices
that should be paid by the public
to the retailer*. Kvery complaint of
profiteering will be invent lotted by
the committee in conjunction with
the bureau of investigation of the
department of Justice.
Investigation* that result In
charge* of profiteering will be turn
ed over to the district attorney's
office for prosecution. Fullest pub
licity will be given to all cases of
profiteering Investigated by the com
Viscount Grey to
Be Envoy to U. S.?
T-ONDO.V, Aub IS.—(By United
I'rww > The Kvenlnit New* today
Hiiid that Viscount Orey h id llerupted
the pout of llrltlnh ambassador at
Vlncount Edward Orey wan Itrltixli
foreign secretary upon the outbreak
of the war, having hold that post
from 1905 to 1916 lie In R7 year*
LONIK)N, Auk. 13 Andrew Flo
nar Law announced in the house of
common! today that Viscount (Jrey
has accepted a mission to Washing
ton In connection with the peace ne
gotlatlons, pending appolnmont next
year of a Hrltlsh ambassador to
Steve Itagan. assistant I'nlted
State* district attorney at Ketchl
kan. Alaska, was a visitor in Seat
tie Tuesday. Hp return* to Alasku
August 21.
Liberty Bonds Quoted I
NftW YORK, A hit 11 I.ltnTly bond
•Iwot atlons today: Sty* s9!* H4. flrnt 4'*.
|!>4 10 aaeotitl 4 "*. $9.1 04. firm 4 '*.
r.»4 i•. .....M.i 4u k. $«»; i :io. third 4 v«.
194 *»H. fourth 4 V*. $»:« ao, Victory i\ «
$;»!> MO; Victory 4 *, 199.7*.
II never hurl* a brave man if >ou
• all him a coward.
That nothing short of stringent congressional action or
an amendment of the state constitution will be sufficient
to curb the Japanese invasion into the property-owning
field of the Northwest, is a statement made to The Star
by Attorney General L. L. Thompson Wednesday.
Attorney General Thompson declared that the existing
statutes prohibiting alien ownership of property was so full or
loop holes that it was practically impossible to keep the Japanese
from acquiring large* holdings. He said that a capable lawyer
guiding the land-grabbing Japanese could protect them for all time
against detection as the statutes stand at present.
"Even if we do find that the Japanese have acquired
property not according to law," said Thompson, "there is
no law permitting us to take criminal action against them.
All we can do is escheat their property. The escheating
part is easy enough, when once the guilty one is found,
hut tracing down the title and locating the offenders con-
Btitutes the big job.
"For instance, the state has been working for three
weeks trying to trace the title of one of the big Seattle
hotels, which ut thought to be Japanese property, but which
i the operators insist is an American-owned house. It can't
be done."
According to the present laws of Washington, Japa
nese may acquire real estate by inheritance, by mortgage,
and in payment for debts, declared Thompson. They may
also own land containing minerals, metals, iron, clay, coal
and adjoining lands for mills and machinery in the de
velopment of the land.
"A son may be born to a Japanese family in this
state, "continued Thompson. "In this instance, he is a
citizen and can own property. The son may die and the
property then is inherited by the father, who is an alien,
and there is no law which says he can't hold this land.
"The Japanese, altho aliens, can acquire property when
obtained by mortgage foreclosures. There is nothing in our
law to prevent them from buying upon mortgages. They
may also l(»an money and then accept property In payment
after a limited time for the debt. There is nothing in the
law to describe the 'limited time.'
"As for the leasing of property, the Japanese is priv
ileged to lease anything for as long as he wishes. He can
then disguise the lease so that it is practically impossible
for an investigator to unearth his identity.
'The only sure way of stopping the Japanese
from acquiring property is for congress to create
some stringent exclusion act. This would affect
the situation nationally. If it is to be combatted
by Washington as a state, it will be necessary to
propose a constitutional amendment at the next
meeting of the state legislature. This will then
be voted upon at the 1923 elections."
Cincy Reds Wallop .
Giants in First Game
Cincinnati, 4: New \orl». 3.
POLO (IHOt'NDH. New York.
Aug. 13 (t'nlted Press! The battle
of Coogan'* bluff began this after
noon when Field Marshal McOraw
and <»en. Moran ltd their opposing
forcp« against each other for a dou
ble header.
The weather wa* threatening. but
18.000 noncombatHtits wore on hand
for the start of the first battle.
The lineup:
Hath. 2b Burn*, if
I •niit»ert. lb Young. rf
<lroh. 3b FlMrh*r. *•
llouah. rf l>oyle, lb
N>nlr rf ('tiaur, lb
Kopf. »i« Kauffi « f
Mifff, If '/.lmmcrnun, Sb
Itarhlen. c Hnydsr, c
Itfuthrr, p N*hf. p
t'mplri-M Kl«m and Knialle.
I irst Inning
Cincinnati Kath fanned. Daubert
filed to kauff. Ciroh singled and
took aecond «>n a wild throw to first
by Nehf. Roush fouled to Snyder.
No runs, one hit. one error
New York Burn* out. Kath to
IVaubert. Young singled Infield.
Fletcher fanned. Doyle filed to
Housh. No runs, one hit, no error*.
Second Inning
Cincinnati Neale popped to Zim
merman. Kopf singled. Magec filed
to Burn*, Rarldeti singled and Kopf
was out at third, Hum* to Zimmer
man. No run*, two hitM, no errors.
New York Chase singled Kauff
popped to Rath. Zimmerman sin
SEATTLE \||||l7
inr, Mr mw> IM# (• oo
Wonthor ForPPMt' Tonight m»"1 Thu.' 'j Pty, r i
vv l. Ulllt I A tlx ttUnl. k" nt I,- i >uth«-ily u ndi
filed and took second on wild throw
by Neale, Chase taking third. Sny
der singled. scoring Chase and Zim
merman. Nehf forced Snyder. (Sroh
to Kopf. Hurnn walked. Younf
safe on Daubert« error, filling the
Announcement of New Scale
Is Expected Today
Representatlves of employers and
employes of shipyards In the San
Francisco bay and l'uget Sound re
gion-» probably will sign an agree
ment today establishing a new uni
form scale of wages and fixing a
new working agreement.
The scale will give the men sub
stantial increases.
The agreement, negotiated by a
conference committee of seven em
ployes and seven employers, will be
presented at a meeting of both fac
tions tills afternoon.
It Is expected to stabilise the
coast shipbuilding industry.
Senators Buzzing With Res
olutions and Advice
WASHINGTON. Aufr. 13.—(l.mted
I'reaa).—Today's development In the
fl*ht against high prices were:
Attorney General Palmer asked
conirress to extend the food control
•ct to clothing and other necessities
War department announced fur
ther reduction of price* on surplu*
army food which Is on sale.
Wheat Director Hlnes advised the
people to eat more flour and less
higher priced foods.
Attorney General Talmer prepared
to give to newspapers full details of
food hoarders so holders would lie
forcd by public opinion to sell.
Senator McKellar denounced pack
er* In the senate as monopolistic
and profiteers, urging cold storage
Thirteen Products Are Quot
ed at Lower Rate
WASHINGTON. Aug 13.—<Vnit*<!
Press.*— Reduced prices on 13 of the
food products on Kale by the army
were announced by the war depart
ment today.
Reduction* were caused by retail
ers who tried to m*et the army
prices. Further reductions will be
made if food prices again decrease.
New quotations are basic prices for
the products apecfied.
To these prices muat l>e added cost
of transportation, either by rail to
cities or by parcel post to consum
Griggs Objects to
Food Sleuth Work
TACOMA. Auk 13. Herbert S.
Orlggs. food administrator for Pierce
county, will resign his post rather
than help the government in run
ning down and prosecuting food
hoarders and profiteers.
Griggs said he had mailed a letter
to Slate Administrator hebbard at
Spokane declining to perforin what
he considered "objectionable duty."
"I have no objection to compiling
and publishing a f.ilr price list of
commodities as requested by the food
administrator." said (Jriggs. "but if
this office is expected to become a
secret service aid, perform detective
work, I'm out of It."
Oregon Launching
War on Profiteers
PORTLAND. Ore. Aug. 1? With
the organization of a "fair prlc<>
committee'* perfected, the campaign
against food hoarders and profiteers
in the state of Oregon will be
launched today.
The first meeting of the commit
tee has been called for this after
noon by W. K. Newell, formerly
food administrator for Oregon.
Newell has wired all former county
food administrators to reorganise the
machinery which fcas in operation
during the war.

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