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Organization Gets Praise
From Gen. Pershing For
Overseas Service.
New York, Mar. 28. -JThe Knlg'hts
of Columbus has reorganised its relief
work and sent 300 more workers to
France to meet the new . condition
surrounding the men of the expe
ditionary forces after the armistice.
William J. Mulligan, Chairman, of the
2C. of C. War Activities Committee,
announced yesterday. He has Just re
turned after four months abroad.
All war relief agencies were con
fronted with the necessity of making
their work stronger when the excite
ment of hostilities had been taken
away, Mr. Mulligan explained. The
reaction needed to be met, by an in
crease in diversion and recreation.
The entire K. of C. work has been
reorganized into a system of zones.
Each zone has a supervisor and from
5l to 100 secretaries. More ttian
K. of C. men are with the Army of
Occupation. The total force abroad
numbers 1,000 men.
Mr. Mulligan opened fifty new IC.
of C. places. He conferred with rep
! resentatlves of the War Department,
the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., Salvation
, Army and Jewish Welfare Board and
perfected arrangements to prevent
overlapping of effort.
"In my judgment,' Mr. Mulligan
said, "our overseas force will not
fully leave Europe for another twelve
! months. When I left Paris the im-
presslon was that the peace treaty
; would be whipped in shape by the
middle of May, but our boys will be
detained until they can return in
comfort. All the relief organizations
; have made their plans with this pe
. rlod in view. If the American public
i could realise how urgent is the need
for entertainment among the troops
they would wish that, instead of j
seven organizations, seventy times
seven were catering to their boys."
Mr. Mulligan, was the guest of Car-
dinal Merrier in Belgium. Tie pre
: rented to the Cardinal a check for
10,000 francs from Cardinal Gibbons.
Gen. Pershing, Mr. Mulligan said,
expressed his enthusiasm over the
elaborate boxing programme being
carried out by the Knights.
San Juan, Porto Rico, March 28
That women in Porto Rico should
share all rights granted to men un
der the existing laws, is the proposal
of an ax?t introduced into the House
of Representatives by JR. e preservative
Gonzales Mena.
The Woman V League of Porto Rico,
with over 2,500 members throughout
the island, and which is working to
obtain the vota for women, is not in
favor of the bill as it is considered
too sweeping' in its terms. The
league fears that if the vote is given
to ignorant and illiterate women
throughout the island it will mean
only more votes to be controlled by
the politicians.
Jt wants votes only for women who
can read and write, more for educa
tional and patriotic reasons than for
political purposes and the women ex
pect -to use their influence and pow
er in social, charitable, moral and
intellectual ways.
Under the control of the womans'
League of Porto Rico the woman's
suffrage movement in the island has
made a, considerable advance consid
ering that it has. been in progress
only two years. For many years Por
to Rico has held the usual Latin
American idea of woman's place In
Bills providing for woman's suf
frage were introduced last year in
the legislature but failed to pass,
while not very strong hopes are en
tertained of the bill recently intro
duced which in any case is thought
by the' league to be too far reaching.
Members of. the league, however, say
they are not discouraged and will con
tinue their work until the women of
Pot t o R ic o who can read and w r i t e
are given the vote to be used for the
moral and social benefit of the island.
On this date in 18 91 the Canadian
Paciflo Railway was completed from
ocean to ocean and became a. truly
transcontinental transportation sys
tem, the only one in America. The
great railway, built at such tremend
ous cusi in inuuey, nit?iiLi nuix aianu- i 3
al labor and narliamentarv conversa- i
tion, was completed hetween Montr en.
and Vancouver in 1SS6, but it was
not until nearly five years later that
its eastern tenacles reached to the
Atlantic. After the completion of
the Montreal-Vancouver main line,
tho company began gradually to ac
quire smaller lines to link together ;
the Atlantic-to-Pacific system and ta .
serve as feeders. These roads in- j
eluded the Xew Brunswick system, ;
the Xorth Shore, the Canada Central, i
the Atlantic and iXorthwest, the Mon- ,
treal & Ottawa, the Toronto, Grey i j
Bruce, the Credit Valley, the Kubury ;
and San It Ste. Marie, the St. Law- !
rence & Ottawa, the Manitoba & j
Southwestern, the Minneapolis & St.
Paul, the Ca'-gary & Edmonton, and
many others. Since the completion j
of the Atlantic to Pacific line, the
work of construction and assimilation j
has been continued, until the system's j pjj
loiai mileage is auuui i.uuu. me i sk
greatest of any single system in Xorth
PINEHUR ST, X. C. March 27
The mile-and-a-half steeplechase, the
chief event at yesterday's race meet
ing of the Pinehurst Jockey Club, was
won by Melos, entered by George K.
Xibbs and ridden by Hulcoat. Nat
Iftird's Porin, with Diamond up, was
second. Drawn, entered by James
Tufts, of Boston, led at one stage
of the race, hut fell at the fifth hur
dle and was injured so badly that he
had to be shot. The jockey escaped
Our prices made many new customers last
week. Prices quoted below will make many new
ones this week.
Note O or Low Prices
Ixmdon, March. 28 Recommenda
tions that a legal maximum working
week of 48 hours, subject to varia
tion in proper case, with, adequate
esLfegruards, be established, that sys
tematic overtime, bo discouraged, and
that le&al time wage rates of uni
versal applicability be fixed, are made
In trie report of a committee ap
pointed by the industrial conference
which met in February at the re
quest of Premier Lloyd Oeoree. The
committee waa chared with the : S
luty of considering ,the causes of la- I (
"bor unrest and inquiring- into the
question of hours and waes and was
made of sixty members, evenly divid
ed between the employers and repre
sentatives of trade unions.
It ia suggested that agreements for
minimum timo rates should be reach
ed between employers and trade un
ions to be applicable to all employes
in the same trade; that the basis for
negotiations between employers and I
workmen should be a full and frank I
acceptance of employes' organizations j
&s recognized organizations to speak
fi.nd act in behalf of their members;
And that all workmen should accept
the jurisdiction of their respective or- j
ionizations. I
Among the suggestions made by the
committee to meet the problems of un
employment and the maintenance of
the unemployed are plans for state
development of new industries, the
raising of the age at which children
should be allowed to enter employ
ment, more generous sick benefits
and old age pensions.
It is proposed that a national In
dustrial council be formed, . to con
sist of 400 members, each side be
ing equally represented. A standing
committee of fifty, also evenly di
vided, is suggested in the report.
The committee has asked the gov
ennment to authorize the minister of
labor to intimate at the conference
to be held on April 4, whether if the
;jlan is adopted, the government will
!lut It Into effect.
Inquiries continue to pour Into the
(offices of the Federal Board for Vo- i
cational Kducatlon relative to the J
"farm mechanics" course evolved as !
a brand new occupation for disabled j
men of the army, navy and marine
corps who are bo badly disabled as to
require vocational retraining at the
hands of the board. Farm owners in
fmany a farm owner to realize that
recognized the practicability of the
course and voice the need for men
trained along the lines Indicated. I
The tabor shortage has caused
many af arm owner to realize that
he must get out of the rut and sub
Btitute machinery for time honored
wasteful methods, but his own lack
of knowledge concerning the upkeep
and operation of farm tractors, motor
trucks, automobiles, gas engines,
electrical machinery, and the like has
, been tho principal barrier. The dif
ficulty of obtaining competent help
has been an equal obsiacle. That the
Federal board has started- training
disabled soldiers in this new trade of
"farm mechanics" has been glad
news to many farm owners, long
time victims of incompetent untrain
ed labor, who, nevertheless, have
keen steadily increasing their wage
axnauds while not improving the ser
vice rendered.
As b. result of trained men, able to
operate machinery which will all but
eliminate the average farm , laborer,
farm owners are hopeful and display
great interest in putting their places
on a modern basis, equipped , with
anodern labor Bavins machinery
'.- ANNAPOLJS, March 27 Soccer
vrlll be played for the first time at
thq .Naval Academy against an outside
team when theHidshipmen meet Bal
timore City. College Saturday. Next
year a regular schedule will be ar
ranged. . i
for Saturday
Prime Chuck Prime Chuck Fresh Chopped
Roast of Eeef Steak Meat
Solid Meat Pot Choice Cross Brisket Corned
Roast of 'Beef Rib Roast Beef
Vfjpl "Veal Veal
Brleastf of Shoulder Leg of
Veal of Veal Veal
; Rumps of Rib Veal Shoulder
Veal . Chops Veal Chops
Pork Pork Pork
Whole Loins Fresh Lean Pork
of Pork Shoulders Chops
Fancy Young Fancy Roasting Fresh
Fowl Chickens Gathered Eggs
41c lb 42c lb 47c doz
Morris' Smoked Calas 2 J. J3
Delieetesseii Department
T)eliVimi9 VfffP Potato Salad Hot Baked
UeilLlOUb V Cjje with j(,tlch Beans with
table Salad Mayomuu.. Pork and Tomato
Dressing sauce
33c Ih 2 lbs 25c 15c lb
Butter and Ego Department
Fresh Gathered All Bolognas Nut
FranerS 01gmarge
Bakery Department .
Fresh Baked Fresh Baked Fresh Baked
Bread Coffee Cake Bread
9c.l7cea iSSfttc
ational Market Co.
5 State
870 Main St., Near State
of Meats
in America
Lower Prices on Housefurnishing Goods and Cooking Utinsels
Rates, Hoes.
Spading Forks.
Rakes 4i)c to 7fic
Moos 44c
Spacllnsc Forks
98c ami 51.25
Iron Pails
12 qt.
14 qt.
size. . .44c
size. . .4Sc
Janitor or
Kitchen Size
" 1
l nil Cover
OtllPV Sizes
Iron Wash
Glass Shelves
White Bath Tub Seats
18 in. Ions
24 in. Ion:
vritli Nickel Plated
in. wide . . .
in. wide
Towel Ears Nickeled
18 tisclies .49c
24 mches 59c
30 inehes lonj; 69c
1 8 inches long: 59c
24 incites loug- ....... . . 69c
Extra Heavy Soap Holders
For the Wall or
Plain Soap
Wall or Tub.
Tumbler Holders, Paper
Holders, Towel Bars,
Soap Holders
Choice 49 c
Guaranteed Electric Iron. Com
plete with cord,
and stand. Pull
No. 6 Very Good Quality
Delivered witli other
Best Grade, Sash
Cord, Clothes Ijiuo
4c yard
Sirs. Potts' Bad Irons.
Sets of 3 Flats, stand
and handles ... . .
Covered Kettles
S Med. Size $1.37 1
m Large Size $1.57 f
Handle. "Sy
ZiMi HoWs fT yy
9 qt. Regnlar g J .29 1 J
$1.59. Special .. 3
Aluminum Double Boilers
Holds about
6 qts., $1.59
Holrls about three. T,lnts.
Heavy Cause Aluminum.
Regular $1.79.
Special . .
$3.87 Pure Aluminum
Tea Kettles
A. Extra
8 Saturday
4 Only.
Flour Cans
Wlsite Enamelled
25 TT, Size. .98c
50 R. size $1.59
Bread or
Cake Boxes .
Roll top, white
enamelled. K
Medium Size 88c, U
Ijarge Size $1.29
Choppers I
$1.47 ;
Family size XfMx
4 cutters.
Other Sizes
$1.75-S1.98-$2.49 .
Extra Heavy
Pans ..
Less than four rears ago, when the sense of economic grievance that rankled in the 'hearts of...
North Dakota's fanners had been fanned to a flame by the refusal of the legislature to establish a
State-owned terminal grain-elevator, a man named Arthur C. Townley jumped into a small hired auto
mobile and began by a farm-to-farm canvass the organization of the Xon-Partizan Leagiie. For months
the old lino politicians regarded this "flivver campaign" as a ."joke, but today they see Mr. Townley's
league of farmers grown to a membership of more than 200,000 with a political organization in thirteen
states, representation in the U. S. Congress, and completely in control of Xorth Dakota's government.
The St. Paul Dispatch terms the league "the most revolutionary political machine that ever
gained complete autocratic control of legislative affairs in any state in the Union," while the Minnea
polis Tribune speaks of it as "Townleyism, the political prairie fire that is now raging in Xorth Dakota
and spreading to surrounding states," but as the Xew York "World reminds us "Xorth Dakota and her.
people will pay the bill and the rest .of the country will profit by the demonstration." .
In the course of an illustrated article, comprizing more than three pages in this week's LITER
ARY DIGEST, every phase of this movement is explained, together with public opinion upon it fronr
all angles. -
Other news articles of great interest in "The Digest" for March 29th are: ,
uneer s une un uermanv ano nussia
European Observers See Starving Millions in Germany, Austria, and Russia, "While Statesmen Debate
in Paris About Peace the Only Condition That Will Relieve the Situation.
French Fears of Germany and Austria
The Black Spots on the Sky
Parachutes to Save Aviators
How German Operetta Was Silenced in
To Open the Door For Prosperity
Causes and Cure of British Labor Unrest
Blowing Money Up the Chimney
Will Women Stay in the Machine Shops?
Holidays to Relieve "Intellectual Indigestion"
Sabotaging Rodin's Works
The Church Rebuking Peace-League Politics
Rural Moral Perfection a Myth
Armenia and Her Claims
The Plans of Republican Leaders
Personal Glimpses of Men and Events
New York
American Plays on the London Stage
German Literature Since 1914
Is the Church Ignoring Heaven?
Mormon Missionary Efforts
The Best of the Current Poetry
News of Business
Many Fine Illustrations and Mirthful Cartoons
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