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JtTNA LOW RATE LIFE INSURANCE SK5£,
This is the time of year when you are thinking of increasing your insurance and quite naturally, many agents from as many different companies will Ik so ici mg your usiness. Thus our new Special Hate Policy will be of intense interest to you. It is one of the very best policies in nationally recognized life insurance that has thus far been presented. When any agent solicits yoi insurancjjjflisiness it will ay you pto immediately get in contact with the Aetna and secure its rates on our special low rate contract before you buy. OUR SPECIAL LON RATE POLICY HAS THESE ADVANTAGES ] It may be carried as long as the insured lives—it is not term insurance. 2 \ou have an absolute guarantee that there will neveer be any raise in rates. 3 This policy carries a lower rate than some fraternal" orders. 4 This policy has liberal cash values, loan privileges and paid-up policy guarantees. 5 This policy doubles if the insured is accidentally killed. 6 This policy provides for pensioning the insured if he becomes totally and permanently disabled. IT IS IDEAL INSRANCE FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES OF PEOPLE 1 Men of small means, ~\vho want the largest volume of insurance at the smallest outlay of money. 2 Business men who want insurance for business purposes. 3 Those who have dropped their insurance in fraternal orders because of increase in their rates. 4 Men with large estates who wish to provide for payment of inherit ance taxes. WHY THE RATES ARE LOWER THAN THOSE OF OTHER COMPANIES / The rates are lower than those of most of our competitors because we only write this policy on the best class of risks. By carefully selecting our risks, you do not have to contribute toward the premiums of other risks who are not up to your standard. If you are not an A1 risk in every respect, we would recommend that you do not make application for this policy. " ^ - WRITE OR PHONE ME FOR RATES ON THIS SPECIAL LOW RATE BEFORE TAKING ANY OTHER INSURANCE , '■ . -JlUMUMfe We write this Low Rate Policy for Risks up to 70 years of age. Remember, it is tre great Aetna Life Insurance Company with more than $150,000, 000.00 of assets which is issuing the special low rate contract. I want to give you full information regarding this wonderful new contract—you have much to gain by learning of its details. IRVIN A. BLAKELY, ■> jf jh mmmm mm m Prescott, *Ark. m E0 WkJF JV JPtt S1H m Af A Please send me figures on the Aetna's Special Low Rate Contract for my particular mm w mmm A%m SPf €f ft ^fjr p*. ™;d°"not <*****me in»-? Special Agent . . Nim*_H5L.~~ "<,D‘l1.. AETNA LIFE INS. CO. .. . Ofjloe mank of Preacott - - Preacott, Ark. _ 0c‘”p*tMm. HOW COAL SUPPLY WAS HANDLED DURING BIG STRIKE OF MINERS Uncle Sam Set Up His Own Coal Pile as Soon as Strike Began and Kept Replenishing It From Mines Which Continued to Work -Nation Able to Last Out the Six Weeks Through . Efficiency of Government Control. By BRUCE CLAGETT, Assistant to Director General of Rail roads. Nfj£ ' i I have the thought that the people of the United States would like to know how their coal supply was han dled during the six weeks' strike of bl famlnous~coal miners, which has Just come to an end. This was the first na tion-wide coal strike the country ever experienced, and therefore the prob lems arising were novel. Necessarily, j during the continuance of the strike, the exact stacks on band could not be made public at all times, although as to all vital facts, the public seems to have been kept fully informed day by •day. Uncle Sam set up his own coal Pile as soon as the strike began and kept replenishing It from the mines which continued to work, but mean while the pile was being diminished m°re rapidly than new supplies were coming in, and before long It became * question of keeping people warm ithan what industries should be ued. Had the strike continued longer many industries would bad to shut down and people i out of work, but on the re d basis to which the country came and with the part-time :tlon obtained undoubtedly the could have “carried on" for longer, If not months. Strike Anticipated. -Several weeks before the coal strike u on November 1 its coming was W apparent, and therefore the toor general of railroads, Walker Hines, consulted with all the re |PW*1 directors of railroads and the |j™clpal members of his staff, and h*ded tlmt *f the strike came It would H* the job of the railroad admlnlstra §£."* t0 ,nalie the coal produced go m a< Possible. After thorough dls gJMon the plan wqs adopted of allow coal mined up to the time of the pU'the^billed ^to co^lgneet needs of the country by taking over coni actually on the rails at that time. Through this method foresighted con sumers were placed In a position to store up. The alternative method would have been for the railroads to have begun to buy coal early in prepa ration for the strike, thus keeping such coal out of normal channels. Prior to the strike a very careful survey of stocks on hand, both of rail roads, industries and Individuals (ns far as possible) was conducted so that the railroad administration went into the strike with as accurate knowledge of the coal situation throughout the country as was obtainable, 'the ad ministration's original survey on No vember 1 showed 22,000,000 tons of bi tuminous coal on wheels and in rail road storage subject to distribution under the administration’s supervision. To this was added the daily produc tion which totaled 18,800,000 tons in November, and of the aggregate the stocks still available for the country’s protection on December 1, 12,300,000 tons and on December 8, 11,475,000 tons. Prior to the strike orders were is sued by the railroad administration to give preference to coal loading, and this naturally resulted In hardship on some Industries. The result was how ever, that in the week ended October 25 a total of 13.200,000 tons of con whs produced and moved In the United States, this constituting a record for the country. It took hard work by everyone concerned to distribute this enormous amount of coal. Once the strike was on. the production never reached 50 per cent of normal, with the result shown above, viz., that in addition to using the production every day, the stored coal In POSMMlon of the railroads was depleted ^ weeks of the strike from 22,000,000 tons to 11^875,000 tons. PI la Saved Country. A. times during the strike some com plaints were made regarding the hold ing of this emit in storage and go wMol* by the railroads. Without such »I f nave suffered much more than ft did, and It would have been Impossible .to have looked after the emergency re quirements of the parts of the country In greatest need. Throughout the i strike practically all of the coalf moved was produced In West Virginia and Pennsylvania, although some coal was produced In Kentucky, Alabama and Wyoming and a few other states. The great central competitive fields, how ever, closed down completely and out side of the stocks on hand the people in that territory had to depend entirely I on the coal from the East and upon the coal in the hands of the railroads to meet just this emergency. At the beginning of the strike coal was delivered freely to all of the ten classes on the fuel administrator’s pri ority list, hut soon afterward It was necessary to restrict deliveries to the first five classes, which included rail roads, army and navy, together with other departments of the government, state and county departments and In stitutions, public utilities, and retail dealers, and toward the end of the strike it was difficult in some parts of the country to meet even these re quirements, due to the fact that princi pally in the middle West the stocks became almost exhausted and it was necessary to depend practically en tirely upon the coal produced in the East The amount which could be shipped West was limited, not by car supply, but by transportation facilities and the necessity for moving tnis coal West was one of tbe reasons for the curtailment of passenger service In all parts of the country, which nat urally led to some hardships and some complaints. With regard to these complaints, a careful survey shows that, taken as a whole, the country has stood re markably well the restrictions which bad to be placed. Restrictions Enforced. The action of the government dur ing the strike which caused the great est comment was the placing of restric tions In connection with the use of bi- j tumlnous coal and coke in supplying light, heat and power to stores, office buildings, manufacturing establish ments, etc. These regulations were put into effect by the railroad admin istration on the advice'of the central coal committee and under authority of tbe fuel administrator. They were put into effect primarily as a coal con servation measure and because prior to their issuance local regulations, some time* more stringent than these regu lations. had already been laid down In many sections of the country. Prior j to the Issuance of these regulation*, the fuel administrator had issued a re quest that coal" for light," "heat and power be conserved as much as pos sible. Just as soon as tbe Indian apolis sattlement was reached the at torney general, following out a prior arrangement, immediately notified the railroad administration, and plans were at once begun to modify restrictions, with the result that within two days after the strike was formally ended, instructions were issued to regional di rectors permitting them to remove the restrictions as to the furnishing of light, heat pnd power, and also permit- ' ting them to restore passenger trains which had*been taken off as a coal con servation measure. The receipt of the word from In dianapolis was also the signal for the releasing of Instructions already prepared for the turning of empty coal cars towards mines which were ex pected to begin operation in order to transport the maximum production of all such mines at once. Control of Distribution. Probably there was never a more unique organization ever set up in tbe United States than the central coal committee of tbe United States rail road administration at Washington, which throughout the strike had com plete control over the distribution of coal minotl and over supplies of coal in storage and on wheels on the rail roads when the miners stopped work. The committee lmd back of it all the power of the fuel administration un der the Lever act. There was no prece dent to go by. Being hound by no precedents, it could go ahead In a . common-sense way and that Is exactly j what it did. Harry B. Spencer, director of dlvi- ! slon of purchases of the railroad ad- ! ministration, , formerly vice president of the Southern railroad, and a roan of long experience in dealing with coal questions, was given the unenviable job of handling the situation as chair man of the central coal! committee. Be fore the strike actually began, he had his assistants all picked, his plans all made, his orders written and every thing prepared to take charge. There fore, the evening of October 31 Dr. Harry A. Garfield, the fuel administra tor, who had tendered, bis resignation months before, but whose resignatlou had not been accepted and whose pow ers bad only been suspended, not an nulled, was called back into service and Issued an order re-establishing control over tbe distribution of coal, making the .director general of rail roads his agent, and re-estahliahing the priority orders in effect during the war. At the same time..and to pre vent profiteering, the fuel administra tor Issued orders re establishing tbe government maximum price* on bltti minous coal. The day the strike begair Mr. Spencer put his organization into effect throughout the country, and from then on the problem was one of distributing coal and looking after the constantly decreasing stock of the country. On the Job Every Day. The committee remained In practi cally continuous session every day of l tlje strike, including Sundays, and as rapidly as telegrams and letters came In. took Immediate action. Back of this committee and co-oper ating closely with it have been re gional and district local coal com mittees. picked in advance of the strike nnd established immediately after the strike began. On these re gional and local coal committees has fallen a very large share of the bur den of handling the coal distribution problems from day to day, and It is to the credit of these committees that they have had a minimum of clashes ; Needle in His Body j For Half a Century ; Elyria, O.—From mumps to * ■» measles and chronic indigestion ! to neuritis, Robert Myers, fifty- f " two, had run the gamut of hu- ? man illness. Recently a lump f appeared between his shoulder ? blades. It did not heal, and when ? the family physician was called ; ■ he hurried the patienFto a hos- * i! pltal. There a tarnished needle i with 24 Inches of thread at- | !! tached was removed. Physl- t clans believe Myers swallowed • the needle when a child and that t perhaps half a century It has I been wandering through his t body seeking an outlet. His var- • 1 lous ailments are charged to the ; needle’s peregrinations. Tiny Engine. Hillsboro, N. D.—A young jeweler — of Hillsboro has made a tiny engine, run by compressed air, which Is only three-quarters of an Inch long and weighs only two and pne-quarter grains. The diameter of the cylinder bore is 28-1,000 of an inch; the diam eter of the flywheel la 9-64 of an Inch and its stfoke is 86-1,000 of an inch. Contrasted with this Is a valve used by the Ontario Power company of N1 agara Falls, which Is 31 feet high, weighs 65 tons and has a water open ing nine feet across, so that an auto mobile full of men can stand In It.