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If Hiti !W! 4. tUf.as "v av BtMcras OPPOSE GOtlTltlUIIlG OPERATION OF 0n't ta.it Hff i Uf a's ), J;Tn;f- ARSENAL ON 'bfUn Fit in Carts Table at Meettag ! ek Island OraudttM. Term of "rank inefficiency," "pork.- "crooks," "political pull" and "big soilness" were applied, first at railed blnti, then aaaerted id careful statements, ant finally opasdy attend as factors la the ' operation of tbe fire great manu facturing arsenals of tbe country, when alleged contemplated closing of tbe Rock Island arsenal was discussed Friday afternoon at tbe city ball Eighteen prominent citisens. Mayor Harry M. Schriver, the four city commissioners. City Attorney J. K. Scott, and two representa tives of the Arsenal federation 'mmrm fkrMAtit 1 Even the term "Junker party" 'was bandied about in connection with tbe alleged activities of tbe .general staff of the United States !annyv which was held to be one of ithe biggest factors In tbe alleged contemplated closing of tbe ar senals. The question was asked as 5to whether a "junker party" is taking control of tbe government -through the subserviency of ad ministration officials to tbe general staff. f:i'f Draw Out Evidence, If. C. A. Cook, president of tbe Ar senal federation, and C. D. Worley, representative of the arsenal or ders branch, put tbe arsenal case -before tbe meeting, f At first they were1 guarded in their statements, which brought a 'demand from those present for all information they had showing that K, government is . intending to pe the Rock Island arsenal and the other four arsenals of the na tion in "cold storage," with only guards and caretakers in charge. The arsenal representatives were careful In guarding their sources of information. They- said that they must honor tbe confidences placed in them. However, they were prevailed upon to produce one piece of concrete evidence to sub stantiate their claims, which they asked be held in confidence. Quo tations from alleged statements from congressmen, senators and members of the general staff of the army figured in the statements, : "Rank inefficiency" was charged against tbe general staff. "Pulling of wires" and lobbying were alleg ed as a means to divert peace time arsenal work to private corpora tions. Danger Ahead. Great stres? was placed upon tbe evidence at hand, and the com mittee as a whole decided that heroic measures are necessary to avert "panhandling" of the people's tax money, the balking of forces alleged to be at work to close the arsenals by allowing peace time Nwork to go to private plants. Will "Get" Rock Island I The committee was startled by a Element of A. E. Horst, of thel" tn ar?enAa' five years after the Henry W. Horst Construction com pany, that he had personally heard persons in power in Washington state that: "We will 'get' Rock Island and that JiAmmiiTiitv ervma Av " Mr. Horst said that these state-11? n'8 ai? we managed to de ments were made at the time when mobilize a vast number of workers he and other delegates went to with minimum amount of ill feel Washington during the time that ing- the government houses were Workers Want to Stay Here. being constructed in an effort to I rescind orders that work on the! houses be stopped Mr. Horst raid that the threat to 'get" Rock. Island was made by men angry over the fight that was being put up at that time by the previous city administration to force the United States Housing Corporation to place "sanitary" plumbing in the houses, eave troughs on tbe roofs and lead pipes in the street instead of iron, which It was held would rust out in two or three years and cause big losses by tearing up pavements for re - fcair. J. Mr. Horst put up his statement kg a possible reason why there are Contemplated plans foreclosing the Jlock Island arsenal. Officials "Small." J However, the committee held Baa tbe closing - program . ex s to all arsenals there could ly be a direct connection of the "getting Rock Island" statement with the program now up. The committee held that if offi- pials actually made the statement as quoted by Mr. Horst, "they are Umall,' narrowminded and should be thrown out of office." w finrnlu Maiprlal I.ntif. " r- Mr. Horst also supported the Statements made by the federation wen to the effect that the govern ment sone officers in charge of sur plus material scarcely have any ; records and that they seldom know - where material is at or seemingly Slake any attempt to locate it. 4 He cited the case of the hous ing construction here. He said that there was $100,000 worth of mater ial left - over, and that, bis com pany sent in reports, he said that Vese scarcely did any good for the reason that be believed that "the papers were lost within a week after reaching their destination." He declared that his company sent a representative to Washing ton and kept him there until the f material was sold. ""The committee heard the Arsenal federation assert that tbe arsenals are not now manufacturing war munitions and that the men do not want the government to manufac ture, such munitions where there is ; so much already manufactured tbat may never be used. They as serted that the arsenals are not capable of manufacturing all the " peace time articles needed by the various government departments ad that private concerns must of necessity take most of this work, bat that there is no reason why pri- , rate concerns should get all the vwk when the arsenals can mauu ' ffcture some articles cheaper and t jereby save the governmet money. Of Baetoef Production. " fit was declared that $817,952,711 ' h of peace time articles for the - owepBBeeat departments . smm the peace time program for t PRESEI1T PLAN one years. All the arsenals put together can only manufacture $153,00,000 worth of these articles, or less than one-fourth of the total needed. It was explained that the fed eration realized this situation im mediately after the armistice was signed and as a means or sen preservation and with an idea of1 saving tbe government money and keeping a working force intact in case of further wars, the federation agitated the arsenaTbrders branch. This movement spread to all ar senals and practically every gov ernment head approved the plan. Plan "Explained. The arsenal orders branch plan was explained by Mr. Cook as fol lows: "The men realized lhat the arsen als could not go on manufacturing war material and that the war de partment alone would not have enough peace time work to keep the arsenals busy. Therefore, we decided to ask tbe government to let us manufacture peace time arti cles recces! by other government departments, such as mail sacks for the postoffice department. We wanted to show tbe adminis tration that we could save tbe gov ernment money, and offered to bid on these jobs the same as private concerns the lowest bidder taking the work. "The plan was accepted and we began. The arsenal here has been running a year on tbat kind of work, and we have not scratched the surface. Just recently the or ders branch, which has headquar ters in Washington, cleaned up oth er contracts in competition with private concerns, but was forced to give them up on account ot the closing down program, which will not give ns time to finish the jobs we have just obtained. "We have underbid, private con cerns even on top of the big over head expense of extraordinary up keep of a government arsenal with, in this case especially, a large force of guards, a private civilian police department, a fire department, a big force of clerks to handle matters and unkeep of grounds and the $250, 000,000 plant with its $50,000,000 worth of machinery and equipment. "We want to continue tbis work. We don't want to make war ma terial,, but want to save the govern ment money in making its own peace time material to as large an extent as possible. We want to bid even with all competitors in doing all of this. We want to aid in our own self preservation. I know how arsenal workmen were brought here. I was one of the men Bent out to scour the country for expert workmen. I practically got down on my knees to men to get them to come here. They said they did not want to leave their established homes to come here to work as the war was an uncertain matter. I sent telegrams back to this effect and was told to tell the men to come on as there would be work war ended. After the armistice was signed and tbe big layoff came I thought I would be lynched for some of the things I told the men. The government free employment service sent in an examiner and "If there is a big layoff ahead you people can't rest assured that these men will be absorbed in your local factories. The men at the ar senal are the pick of the country. They are experts in fine work. If the arsenal closes they will go where their class of work is in de mand and the tri-cities will lose close to 8,000 families. "One of the biggest reasons why the arsenals should not be allowed to go into "cold storage" is tbat an organization should be kept up in case of further war. Buildings and ; machinery are not production. The human force is the biggest of all factor s in the organization, "Before the war several millions of dollars were apropriated to place the small arras plant in shape. This money was diverted in some way and someone used it to buy pistols. The war came with the small arms plant closed. It took us one year after the want started to get the force to bring that plant up to pro duction. "The war department talks of re moving the harness department to Jeffersonville, Ind. It will cost $300,000. to move the. department and fix up buildings at Jefferson Iville just to store the department. mere is only one brick building at Jeffersonville and other build ings are practically sheds. "The equipment department is to be moved, taking away the ma chinery and equipment for the man ufacture of everything that a sol dier carries. The moving of the harness department alone with 150 employes at work now, means the affecting of 700 employes and the crippling of the arsenal for the tak ing of contracts as the departments are all intertwined. "We would have to turn down contracts where a leather case or other leather goods was needed. Taking away this department alone affects the carpentry department and many machin ists. "With these departments either gone entirely or crippled we can't bid on work where leather goods. woodwork or hardware is needed. We would he crippled to a vast de gree and private concerns would have to take the most of the Jobs. et Little Help. "This thing is not a new fight. We have been at it for over a year. Last year we got support from Davenport and Rock Island, but little from Moline. The Greater Davenport committee sent a repre sentative to Washington last year to help us. This year we can't seem to interest them or anyone 1 else. We have information that the shutdown is to start July 1 and by September tbe plant will be down to 350 guards and caretakers. If it comes to this we will leave and this community will miss us. "W; keen a representative ' in Washington all the- time to keep HEED 100 MORE ELKS TO BEACH CONTEST GOAL With a goal of 230 new members and with only 138 reported at the last general meeting, Rock Island Elks nave more than 100 candi dates to secure before the mem bership contest closes April 20, if their hopes are to be realized. The Elks have been working bard for the last few months to make their initiation this spring the largest they have ever had. It probably will be held May 31 when Grand Exalted Ruler Frank L. Rain of Fairbury, Neb., who expects to be in Chicago at that time, may be present to conduct it It is cer tain that Past Exalted Rnler Bruce A. Campbell will be present as he has already informed local officers to that effect Captains of the 11 contesting teams have submitted the names ot 138 candidates thus far in the campaign. At the next meeting Monday night it is expected that enough membership blanks to reach the goal will be reported. The number 'reported by the cap tains of each team so far are: Prank Brough, 46; E. C. Eber hardt, 19; Walter Griffin, 17; Sam Ryerson, 16; Ed Bauersfield, 9; Jesse Hanna, 8; Prank Warner, 8; J. A. CahaU, 6; Elmer Blakeslee, 5; H. W. Tremann, 3, and Elmer Salyard, L . the arsenal going, but this com munity sits idly by. "Weeks ago Congressman Harry Hull of Iowa told me that Secre tary of War Baker was coming to the arsenal and for me to tell the people here to wake up or some thing would happen. I carried this message to various people but it did no good." O'Niell Sounds Sentiment. After the case was fully pre sented Rev. C. P. O'Niell saif. "If what has been said here this afternoon is true, and I have no reason to doubt the statements, we must get busy immediately. Crooks are evidently making an attempt to take over the helm, and if we can't wake up our congress men and senators it is time to find out the reason why. I don't care who the man is, whether he wears one, two, three or four stars or an eagle on his shoulder, we don't in tend to have the people's money squandered. These men are pet ted, pampered and fed by the peo ple, and . we won't stand for big business stifling the arsenals. The ures being set forth for the corn government talks of retrenchments; jpanies in the order above, follow: then let the government manufac-) Five by five foot reinforced con- tore its own goods in its own plants at a profit to itself. These , men say that there is inefficiency j and that when they get .a contract! they have - a hard time . finding ' where government material is ana cannot go into the market and buy material until the search goes the rounds. If there is any collusion in holding back on material or the finding of material in order to stifle government work ou bids successfully made by the arsenal orders branch we want to know it." Arouse Community. It was decided that a campaign must be put on to arouse the com munity. It was urged that every organization in the community adopt resolutions and keep on adopting them until results are ob tained. "Wake up the senators and the congressmen," was the slogan. On authority granted by the com mittee to Mayor Schriver he nam ed seven men to meet today noon at the Rock Island club to combine the various arguments into a com prehensive form so that the mat ter can be taken intelligently be fore all vrganizations in order that each can form its own resolutions. Committee Members. Those named by the mayor are: Rev. C. P. O'Niell, Rastor of the Sacred Heart church, chairman ; Charles Reagan, editor of the La bor Review; Rev. John McGown Stevenson, pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian church; J. L. Vernon, president of the People's National bank; A. E. Horst of the Henry W. Horst Construction company; C. A. Cook, president of the Arsenal federation, and Joseph E. Prender gast, member of the Williams & Prendergast real estate firm. In addition to this committee the mayor was authorized to name- a committee to take charge of get ting speakers to go before all or ganizations. Those named on this committee are: M. S. Heagy, president of Vhe Central Trust & Savings bank; T. B. Reidy,- member of Reidy Bros., real estate firm, and Ben Jacobson. president of the Tri-City Federa tion of Labor. FLOYD THOMPSON ' AT LAST RITES OF ROGER SULLIVA!? Four judges, including Justice Floyd Thompson of Rock Island left at midnight last night from at tendance at the supreme court at Springfield to attend the funeral of Roger .Sullivan, which was held to day from the Roman Catholic ca thedral of the Holy Name, Chicago. Judge Thompson was in company with Judge Orrin N. Carter of Chi cago and Judge William Farmer of Vandalia. Four judges, a hare quorum, sitting in .the supreme court today heard arguments. FORMER MAYOR'S RECOVERY CERTAIN The condition of former Mayor William McConochie was consider ed by the attending physician to be so greatly improved today that he was permitted to sit erect for the first time since taking ill four weeks ago. Mr. McConochie's ill ness is due to leakage of the heart made serious"by a severe strain about a month ago. He has suf fered several relapses during his Illness but his recovery now is al most certain, his physician states. PLEASE REMEMBER TLat the genuine ABRAHAM'S PECAN ROLL is sold in one pound boxes only, with the ABRAHAM trademark. Take no other. . SATURDAYTHE ROCK ISLAND " ARGUSAPKIL BIDS ON DRAIN HIT OFFICIALS TERRIFIC JOLT Commissioners See Bom lssae Money Fade la Front f Prices on Sixteenth Avenne Job. " The city commissioners, figura tively speaking, were bowled over today when they opened up bids for the completion of the Sixteenth avenue storm drain. Prices have gone up since bids were received last fall and turned down and the commissioners find themselves in no better position than when they found it necessary to turn down the previous low bid for the reason that the $60,000,000 leftover from the $75,000,000 bond issue or, last summer was insuffi cient to cover the work. The city expended $15,000,000 of tbe bond issue money on the Sixteenth ave nue storm drain. It was hoped that the remaining $60,000,000 would be enough to complete the Sixteenth avenue drain, and the work was held up until this spring in the hope of a slump in prices. As' the drain now stands it is completed from just west of the C, R. I. & P. railroad tracks on Sixteenth aveiiiie up the avenue to Third street. Plans are to extend the drain along tbe avenue to Fifth street, over to Fifteenth avenue. east to Ninth street, oyer to Twelfth avenue and east to Elev enth street. .The drain was start ed in 1917, but abandoned on ac count of lack of funds and scarcity of material, due to war conditions. At that time the. work was un der contract for $20 per foot for a seven by 10 foot drain. Today the lowest bid for a five by five foot drain was $39. Bids submitted were for various size work, various type of con struction and due to the provisions of law that tbe bids be laid over for a period of 48 hours, the com missioners said that they would be unable to make any statement un til that time had elapsed. Bids Presented. The bids presented this morning by the Independent Construction company; the National Construe- j tion company and the Fraxier-; Davis Construction company, fig- j crete, $39, $42. $40 per foot. Forty-two inch by 42-inch rein forced concrete, $38, $41, $40. Forty-eight" inch segment block. circular construction, $37, $35, $36. PivA hv ia M. V-i : Jl! "Lfr'Ei a,fB !! segment block arch, $34, $50, $33. ! Rnrir fMn,i in tn ,V. per cubic yard. ' Lumber left in ditch through ne- i X. a T , tl cessity, per 1,000 feet,' $1107 $125 'lfe;kfr husDand Preceded her in $120. , ' year'; '-f Manholes, each $88, $92, $90 -: k S e was the mother of nine chil Catch basins, each SS7. $90. $85. Kr'n' one daughter having died Throat rrninpr-iin r..,ir, from a larger to a smaller size otl,iby D. R. Tanner, national organ drain. $250 200. ?( for of thiscity. Mrs. T.H. Wilson, Dor- ,- - vfini r,.rati drain. $250 $200. $200 for earfi connection. Quick sand, all bidders want cost plus 15 per cent. URAL SCHOOL TEACHERS ASK 9 MONTH TERM Draw Up Resolutions Asking Jiine Month School Tear at Meet, lug Today. At a meeting of about one hun dred fifty teachers of the rural schools of Rock Island at the court house this noon the teachers went on record to ask the adoption of a school term of nine months and to stand together in the matter of salaries received. Resolutions adopted were as follows: ,rRforf',ha!,tlier?raite8cll'Lt5on t0 ner husband, parents and ers of Rock Island county do here- hnfant son, Mrs. Wilson is sur- by go on record to be heartily in iavor or ana urgently request that all teachers in the. county work to gether with the school boards for a school year of nine months of 20 days each. Be it further "Resolved, That we- treat each other squarely in the matter of wages for the coming school year and not accept a lower wage than has beer, asked by some other ap plicant." . - The committee on resolutions was W. H. Fritz, Mary B. Edelman and M. C. Grubby. T,he meeting at which the reso lutions were drawn up followed an official meeting of rural teachers of the county called by Justin Washburn, -county superintendent of schools, for the purpose of mak ing plans for the eighth grade ex aminations and to discuss other matters pertaining to the rural schools. HEARST UPHELD IN ACTION OVER SALE OF VESSELS town is without water or light be- Washington, April 17 The ! Cause of a strike ot the wo'lBen in shipping board's motion to dismiss , pr?-test 'gainst the French occu the suit of William Randolnh i P1!??' 5" "fence of the plebiscite Hearst for an injunction to prevent the sale of the 29 former German liners, was overruled today by Jus tice Bailey in the district supreme court. The court sustained Mr. Hearst's right as a taxpayer to maintain the suit. The hsippipg board probably will appeal. I Licensed to Wed j O Q Ned E. Kennard....Iowa City, la Elsina K. O'Melia . ...Rock Island Hayward JConnei! f ...Davenport Olive Davis Davenport jonn a. weisnes.. South Bend. Ind. -- - - t .. .iBvt'uv LOWDEN GIVEN SUPPORT FROM SCOTT COUNTY The Republican county conven tion of Scott county was held at Turner hall, Davenport, this morn ing, at which time resolutions were adopted to support Governor Frank O. Lowden of Illinois for presiden tial candidate. There were 27 del egates from Scott county chosen to attend the state convention at Des Moines April 22. LOWDEN HEARS FUNERAL RITES FOR SULLIVAN Many. Dignitaries Follow Beloved Leader to Last Besting Place ' Chicago Pauses In Obeisance. Chicago, April 17. With Gov ernor Frank O. Lowden and repre sentatives of the president, leading delegations from all parts ot the country, city and county represen tatives attending, funeral service of Roger C. Sullivan was held at Holy Name cathedral today. Bishop Muldoon preached the fu neral sermon and Archbishop Mun- delien delivered the benediction. Wilson genus Flowers. Among the flowers at tbe church was a wreath of carnations bear ing tbe card "From the President, More than 10,000 persons gath-j ered at the cathedral for the ser vices. The funeral procession was headed by 1,100 policemen and firemen. City and county buildings closed during tbe services. City Bows Head. f,oi n(n-. '....c.H during the funeral. Scores ot pub lic officials, and political leaders from various parts of the country and thousands of members of civic organizations and friends attended the services and marched in a pro cession from the church through the business district. Burial was at Mount Carmel cemetery. f r I Obituary ; Mrs. Clara Chaney. Mrs. Clara Chaney, a resident of j Rock Island for many years, died ! at her home in Vindex, Md., Friday after an eight weeks' illness due to 7" ,r ", I Ul u fleatn as received here by her daughter Mrs. Maud Newcomb leakage of the heart. Word of her i morning. Mrs. Chaney was born in Milan '?ec16, 1?63' but 6he had made lnree years ago. surviving are othy and Margaret, all of Vindex, i Md.; four sons, Harley, George' and Harry of Rock Island and Clif S? pL h 8,,lter' Mis. Chris Heber and a brother, Llmer Hanes of Milan, and three grandcnildien. Tl. Krt.-i.. i I. : .. . t l- Island for burial. Funeral ser- vices will be held at the Moeller mortuary as soon as the body ar rives. Mrs. Ruth Ore Wilson. Mrs. Ruth Ora Wilson, 23 years old, wife of Charles Raymond Wil son, 2936 Fifth avenue, died at 1:45 today at the .Lutheran hospital, Moline, after giving birth to a son. Mrs. Wilson was born in Daven port June 24, 1897, and bad resided in Rock Island for tbe last 11 years. She was a member of the First Methodist church of tbis city and of the Eastern Sta'r. Through her church and social work she had a wide circle of friends in both Rock Island and Davenport. Since their marriage in June, 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had re sided with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dunham. In addi- vived by two sisters, Mrs. Matson of Sterling. Kan., and Mrs. Young - ert or Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Funeral of Mrs. Malison. Funeral services for Mrs. Helen M. Mattson. aged Rock Island resi dent, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. J. Wessel, 616 Fourth street, Thursday night, will be held from tbe home tomorrow at 2 o'clock and from the First Swedish Lutheran church at 2:30. Rev. Karl Nilsson will have the services in his charge. Pallbear ers will be: Ans Anderson, Albert Johnson, Carl Gustafson, Oscar Peterson, David Larson and Axel Johnson. GENERAL STRIKE IN UPPER SILESIA ON FRENCH MOVE Copenhagen. Anril 17. Rennrt from Oppeln, Upper Silesia, sav the in this district. The messages al lege the occupying trooos are ar resting and ill-treating numbers of citizens. A general strike throughout Up per Silesia is threatened, the ad vices add. Copenhagen, April 17. Several large foodstuff warehouses in Har burg, six miles south of Hamburg, Were burned April 15, savs dis patches from tbat town. The loss on the contents alone is estimated at 25,000,000 marks. REFUSE To accept cheap imitations, but in sist on the Genuine ABRAHAM'S I'tlCA.N ROLLS sold in white boxes only, bearing ABRAHAM'S trade mars. 17, 1920. DIG INTERESTS STIFLING THE UNIONS, CLAM Daucaa McDonald Tells. Crowd Labor Party is Solution at "Troables. Big interests of the country have t organized labor by the throat ana . , will" effectually stifle it' unless proper measures are taken in time," was the keynote of the address given to a large crowd at the Owls hall Friday night by Duncan MacDonald, chairman of the Illi nois Labor party. Mr. MacDonald declared that the labor unions are finding that they will have to place in the discard their former ironclad policy of keeping out of politics and form their own political group. The speaker told of many exper iences while ex-secretary-treasurer of the Illinois state miners' union and as ex-president of the Illinois State Federation of Labor. He spoke on "The American Labor Party and Its Relation to the Co operative Movement and the Trades Unions." He asserted that the labor voter might as well go to the poles blindfolded and take up the pen cil and scratch tbe ballot anywhere as far as his interests are con cerned in the plans of candidates of any of the old political parties. 1 "People are trying to get away from the high cost of living. The trains are crowded east and west ana nortn ana soutn witn peopie trying to escape the cost of living, but it js no use. The conditions are the same everywhere. There is no use to move, they have your ad dress. 'The only solution is a labor kparty through .which representa- el a wnwIrAPfi rn IKS lives ui iUQ ui aci a v.u w elected to office. We have the vote and should use it intelligently and not fight over which or tne oia parties is the best and after each election find that both sides of the contention in our ranks lost." Mr. MacDonald spoke under the auspices of the newly formed Tri City Independent Labor party. STORE PLAN IS GOING OVER IN $30,000 DRIVE Cooperative System to Be Inaugu rated Soon- Kock Island Only eds $500 Labor Move. A sum of $30,000 is rapidly being , said it had been established oy tes roieorf n rh tri-Htiea for thff in-! timonv that Prince Joachim and stallation of cooperative stores- in Rock Island, Davenport and Mo line. The campaign is being carried on izer for the National Cooperative association. The sum of $10,000 is needed to Tanner announced last night that j j ym needed t0 t tUe jRock Isliind fund over tne top. He Io;h that this mnnpv will be raised t ' - in record time. He is not collecting cash at tbe present time, but is signing up contracts for stock. He signed up $1,900 worth of stock contracts at the meeting at the Owls' hall last night. He made an address follow ing the one given by Duncan Mac Donald. chairman of the Illinois labor party. The cooperative store plan is a labor program to beat the high cost of living, and is a branch store proposition. Persons can not buy less than $100 worth of stock nor more than $250 worth. The money is not in vested in the local store, but into the national association. Promise is made of 6 per cent interest on the money and dividends from prof its of the business. Whenever a city signs up $10,000 worth of stock a store is installed. Claim 'e Failures. It was claimed by Mr. Tanner tbat there can be no failures. He said that under any circumstance ! where a store could not succeed it would be moved and the persons in that city would still hold their stock and draw dividends from thejbreai making materials, cousider national association. However, he 6blv less than he reauires said that all the stores in opera tion are scoring big successes. The idea is to eliminate the profits of the middle man. . DELEGATES LEAVE FOR MEETING OF WATERWAY ASSN. ' Five delegates from Rock Island to the third annual convention of the Mississippi Valley Waterways association will leave Sunday for St. Louis. Mo., where the conven tion is to be held Monday. Creden- tinla worn ieciioi) hv 14 U Cla.ita. land, president of the Chamber Commerce, to Colonel Harry Bur gess. I. S. White, Ben Lamont, Charles Nourse and Charles Shields. TRACES TROUBLES TO ACHING FEET Peevish husbands and scolding wives your troubles may all be in your feet and a few foot treatments j may suffice to restore domestic tranquility.. So says Dr. J. B. Har - tung noted Chicago chiropodist who will be in Rock Island Mon - day and Tuesday -giving a series of lectures on the proper care of the feet. Sore feet temte to make soreheads and constant abuse of the feet will result in many pain ful afflictions, he claims. Dr. Hartung will give his first lecture before the Klwanis club .Monday noon. It will be accom- panied by stereopticon slides 6Mwtng the cause and cure Of many prevalent foot troubles. He been supplanted by a new and more iWill give lectures at the V. M. C. A satisfying motto: "Eat Bread Monday and Tuesday evening to More Bread." be most nutritious .which the public is invited. and economical of all foods. t . Personal Points - A Q , O J. W. Potter of The Argus, will leave tor New York tonight to at tend the annual conventions of the Associated Press and the American Newspaper Publisher's association, which will be held jointly at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel from Mon day through Friday of next week. Tom Reardon, formerly Associat ed Press operator of The Argus, and Mrs. Reardon, now of Fort Worth, Texas, are making a brief visit in Rock Island on their way hftmA Tnnv vara rnstntl V Pill lPfi , P ' ... nn at.rnn, nt the serious illness of Mrs. Reardon's mother. Fred L. Mitchell left for Chicago last evening. Miss Florence Schneider of Chi cago is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schneider, 1021 Twenty-second street. Walter Rosenfield is spending the week-end in Chicago. Clifford E. Myers, assistant state intermediate Christian Endeavor superintendent, and Paul C. Brown, the national superintendent, leave tomorrow for Monmouth, where they will attend a district conven- tion. Mr. Myers will nave cnarge of the afternoon conference and will also ve an address at meipiaceuon me caienaar. tne Det tim evening meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Allsbrow cf 1028 Third avenue, are the par- ." "r:," V J.7,ai!tne 1919taxes which are now . Friday at the Maternity hospital in Moline. Mrs. Allsbrow was formerly Miss Hazel Applequist. Philip Darling ot Chicago came home Thursday afternoon to attend the Amoo grotto ceremonial, re turning the same evening. SOCIETY HEARS GERMAN PRINCE DRAW BIG FINE Berlin, April 16. Potsdam so ciety attended criminal court today, attracted by the fact that for the first time in Prussian history a orince ot the house of Hohenzol- lern occupied the defendant's bench. , Prince . Joachim Albrecht, Baron von Platen, and Prince Hohenlohe Langberg, who assault ed members of the t rench military commission at the Hotel Adlon, re- Lcentlv. were given a quick trial and were fined 500, 6W ana l.vuu mams respectively. Notwithstanding the social status of the audience, a pa trol of Security police carefully searched the spectators for con cealed weapons. Prince Joachim was decidedly nervous and admitted he had been drinking "a little" on the night of the disturbance. In summing up the case the judge Baron Platen had thrown glasses and candlesticks at the French men, and that Prince Hohenlohe had hurled a boot at them. "The court." he added, "refuses to pass Judgment against its con science to please anybody, regard less of who he is." ALLIES EAT MORE BREAD THAN YANKS STATISTICS SHOW America, the greatest wheat producing country in the world, consumes less bread per capita than any European country. Government statistics show that heretofore the phrase "give us our Des Moines, Iowa. April 17. daily bread" has not been accepted Iowa Democrats instructed the literally by the average American. Iowa delegation to vote for Edwin Despite his sincerity in repeating J T. Meredith, United States cabinet the phrase, figuratively speaking, officer, for the Democratic presi- he has gone on eating bread spar ingly, not realizing its importance as a food. All our alliea-give bread a more important place in their daily food program. Every time an American eats a slice of bread, the Frenchman eats clmost two slices. In fact, the Frenchman is the world's champion breadeater. Each year he requires rounds of wheat flour for bread. And, his bread is famous the world over. ' Yet, he is largely dependent on the American for his supply, even in normal times, because he preduces only one-fifth as much ably less than he requires. Italian Bread Eater. The Italian is a big bread eater also. " Consumption records show that his bread appetite is 2S per cent greater than that of the Ameri can. To insure himself of a year's bread supply, the Italian must buy 425 pounds of flour or Jwo barrels, eight 10-pound sacks and a three pound package. In the United Kingdom the indi vidual bread-eating ratio per year is 525 poun.i or about 10 per cent more thn that of the American. Prior to bolsheviki rule, the Russian also boasted of a larger ofifKUt rJbIead tna5 the. citi?en of the United States. But since the present regime his wheat fields have been virtually abandoned and the nation cut off from outeide sources of supply. Because of these conditions, he was compelled to curtail bis bread-eating habit and, in fact; reduce his food consump tion generally. limDhusize Food Value. The example in bread eating fur nisnea ny Europe and tae repeated ! emphasis of its nutritive qualities! . by medical sciences failed to stimu- j 'late the American anpetite for. , bread- until its extreme value wasi brought more forcibly to his notice j : by tbe restrictions of the food ad- ( ministration. Now that these restrictions no ' longer, exist the interest of the - 1 American in bread has been main tained bv the comnarativelv hih prices of other foods. ' ! The result is that tbe "Save Rread" sloran of mhriiir haa1 WILL SET TAX CASE OF U. S. I HOUSES SOOII I Judge Fltihe nry In Arrang, Ft4 era I Court Calendar te IecUt, Lota' Suit. (Special to The Argus) Peoria. Hi.. April n. Fitzhenry probably will on Mood., in federal court set for heariw Z new taxation injunction pentiai filed recently by the United State iiuitDius wi iruiauuu "SSlllSt tb county treasurer of Rock county. blind iTueitu cuun calendar ku yet beei arranged of cases inu tuted recently and it is expected bv federal court attaches that . i . . Fitzhenry will arrange a schedni, of cases, the beginning of nttl week, when he will preside over me court. Included in l.ll ne n. isiana county cas it included in the list which is to bt prayeu lor oy me nousmg corpori tion being to restrain the count; treasurer from selling goverang houses m kock island county lor able. The houses have been par chased on contract from the cor poration by nersojis who were ten ants of the corporation, but Q housing corporation holds that ii as much as the assessment made when the government still held title, the assessment aralnsl the property is illegal, similar to an order of the court on l$li taxes. PROBE ADVANCES OF FOOD PRICES BY RAIL STRIKE Chicago, April 17. Investigation of advances in food prices in Chi cago incident to the railroad strike was under way today by federal officials. A shortage ot potatoes wbicn has a:nt wholesale pnew to from $7.50 to $7.75 per hundred pounds was given special scrutiny. Thirty representatives of pro duce concerns were called before the federal grand jury yesterday 31 If and questioned concerning allege! profiteering in foodstuffs. Meat and produce are said to have shared the advances. Thir teen million pounds of government meat stored in Chicago has ben placed at the disposal cf the ciu for sale to consumers at cost " Tbousands of bushels of potatoei were r ported to be lying in Chi cago freight yards awaiting recon signment. MADDEN ACCUSES ARMY PROFITEERS Washington, April 17. repre sentative Madden, Republican, Illi nois, charged "that war department favorites realized from 100 to 500 per cent profit on resale of sur plus army supplies." NEW STATE FARM AT VANDALIA, ILL Vandalia, 111., April 17. Land amounting to 1.022 acres adjacent to the city was purchased Friday for a state farm. The farm will be used for male offenders over If years old. IOWA DEMOCRATS PLEDGE MEREDITH deutial nomination. MANILA OFFICIAL LET OUT BY CHEF Manila, P. I.. Friday. April 1. Vincent Morente, under secretary of the department of commerce and communications, has been dismiss ed bv Governor Genera! Francisco Burton Harrison because ne na ! "not lived ud to the standard of propriety and high-minuco. caie auired of a .government official. Martin? Tomorrow Malinfe Variety Bill Featuring Little CiiruMi & (' Presenting A Night In Venice Bill Robinson The Dark ( loud of Joy EqiiUlo Bros. Master f Equilib rium Kelly and rsl Two Merry Men ! Hare a Pickle Bert and Hazel Ska (ell in i linn Beuarture Late Feature of S.T la mmcr Three shows to morrow 2:I.h :." 9: Order your el now Twe phone eej .nambers MoL -r.