FOR "OPEN SHOPS" ONLY
f : -- :
4 cJ 13." '
it a4M pace througboct
jr.f2ih orgaaliaiiona wen
VCa time t U Of MTTlc
, - !atektof that aaeaat far
'.JiaX t the atria eoav
y. r-t Cm MfU tharein.
...I Kan? B. Jordan, com
H ot Ua Bock Ulaa ma
. 4 to the pfweidoat
! Cta Rotary rsanlsatton.
: IB. C. Mir. : Colonel
done aagaadtd work ta
capacity. Th other officer
i club wer kwhlad Was ail
j. aad It is inks aateit of c
Um thai ku mad tke Rotary
.J awt in th Uet of tbe city
' Colonel Jordan, together with K.
1; ruber aad other Rock Island
v x, vara the elab'e repiwsaatawvee
i4 the national contention ot Ro
tary club fa Atlantic City. R. C.
ttaher was appointed district gor-
ernor, aa honor that not oat? re-:
facta to hi own credit, but to that
f the Rock Island organization, a
Rock Iilaad in tba seen of
tba district conrentlou of Rotar
laas during the aummer. The lo
cal club displayed aa apt talent as
boats and entertainers by provid
Ing a program of exceptional mer
it Several hundred Rotes from va
rious cities comprising tbla dis
The Kiwanla club under tba, lead
ership of 1. L. Vernon, a president,
became firmly entrenched. At
tendance at the weekly meetings
on Monday noon m maintained at
a high ftgare throughout the year.
Tba club also bad the honor of
entertaining the district conven
tion ot Kiwanla clubs lata in the
aaaunar. Otto F. Hiidebrandt, sec
retary, waa the clty'a represeote
tiv at the International coaveu
' turn nf Klwanlaas in Portland. Ore.
The club displayed a splendid
spirit darlna the period preceding
is. Many oc we memoers
their time during the even
loin in making simple toys
poor children oi me city.
blner. better rear In 1921 is
the aim of ell true Klwanlans, and
with the foundation laid during the
' mar closing, the goal ahoald be
i Dr. Ouster A. Andreen, president
Of Augustan college, baa been
elected the new president of Ki
wanis. Or. Andreea is tboroaghly
Imbued with the spirit of Kiwan-
TO HOLD WAIT.
The Volunteer Rescue Army, 122
Twentieth street. Rock Island,
wish to announce their watch sight
Services Friday, Dec. II. Krery.
body la welcome to come to this
,- T. M. C. A. IK HOLT LAUD.
V Jerusalem. The Young Men's
Christian aasociation in Palestine
. be been asked to open center In
Hebron, Bethlehem, Haifa and other
towns. Dr. A. C. Harte, who has
charge of the work in Palestine,
has prepared plans for an interna
tional Y. M. C. A. building in Jeru
salem, with a memorial tower to
be used for devotional purposes.
i SUIT FOR SPRING
I, have seen some of the Drat
fvuils of the labors ot the garment
designers in their spring lines.
While there are many charming
suits In box effects, with short eton
jackets, embroidered and button
trimmed, shown in the advance
spring showings, there are aiao
many strictly tailored model which
will delight the business woman
and those other women who affect
tailored things. These tailored
suit have changed little from the
general tallleur style of the past
The girl who goes to busineas
every jy will do well to chooee
oo of these plain suits like ttil
ona pictured. It 1 superbly tailor
ed in tan tricotine. A narrow don
. bl belt. Inverted pleats and man
tailored collar and revere are the
OBtaUading feature of the suit A
hunty little tofbaa of sailor hat
and some smart tailored lingerie
and silk blouses will carry It sue-
' 'ally tka season.
Jl 1 t
. Daniel Tae4e. Brooklyn. N.
has beea secared by the local class
af tke lUematfooal BM Students'
aasociation to give his lecture "Mil
ltons Now Living Will Nerer Die,"
Sunday afternoon at I o'clock at
the Rack Iilaad Chamber ot Com
merce roams, la the State Bank
Mr. Toole baring been a cloee
student of Bible chronology aad
prophecy for many years, la pre
pared to gire a proof text for every
statement and to show that many
entahaclea hare recently been or
are being fulfilled.
The lecture is entirely free.
Washington, Dec. 31. (United
Press.) United State exports and
imports both decreased for Norem
ber, 1120, compared with Norens-
ber, 1911. the department ot com
merce announced today. Howerer,
both exoorta and imnorts increas
ed for the Drat eleven montna ot
tbla year, compared with the simi
lar period laat year.
United States import irom
South America were lees for No
vember tbla year than for Novem
ber, IMS. United States export
to South America Increased for No
vember, compared with November,
119. For tba nrst eleven monus
this year both Imports from and ex
ports to South America increased
compared with last year.
Robert William Fisher.
Robert Wiliam Fisher, after a
brief illness, died ot diphtheria at
11:15 o'clock yesterday morning at
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. Fisher, 2441 Twenty-Brat
Robert waa born at Rock Island
Feb. 10, 1917. Surviving ore the
parenta. a sister Charlotte and two
orothera, Warren and Richard, all
of Rock Island. Funeral services
were hold at the grave this after
noon at I o'clock with Rev. C. P.
O'Neill in charge. Burial, waa in
Mrs, Barbara Esterday.
Mrs. F. J. Scheaebricker of 4500
Ninth avenue received word today
ot the death ot her aunt. Mrs. Bar
bara Eaterday of Van Orin. Mrs.
Esterday had visited in Rock Island
and bad many friends here. Mr.
and Mrs. Schenebricker and family
will leave tomorrow morning to
attend the funeral services, which
will be held Monday in Mendota,
with burial at Aurora.
OF FORT MASSAC
Springfield 111. Changing its
course where first it touches Illi
nois, the Ohio river is threatening
to rob the commonwealth ot one of
its most historic landmarks the
site and earthworks of Fort Ma
sac near Metropolis in Massac
county. This word comes from
State Architect Edgar Martin, who
is 'in charge of emergency meas
ures taken to prevent the river's
Situated on the highest spot of
land in the region, 20 feet above
the reach of spring freshets and 50
feet above the low water mark, the
remains of Fort Masaac are gradu
ally being undermined. Unless pre
ventive measures succeed, it may
gire way before the rash of waters
next springtime, Mr. Martin re
ports. He has ordered construc
tion of an 18-foot retainer wall.
Fort Massac is the second oldest
fortification in the state. It
successively occupied by Spanish.
French, English, Indians and Amer
leans. Tradition has it that De
Soto, the Spaniard, Drat built it in
1542. Howerer, It did not get its
name, a corruption of "Fort
ere." until after French occupation
In 1700, when the Indians by trick
ery succeeded In slaughtering all
Rebuilt in 1757. it remained
French until 1765. when the British
took it The British lost it in 1777
to George Rogers Clark, who en
tered the "northwest" at thia spot
in his "Illinois campaign, which
contributed toward winning from
the British the territory later mak
ing the state of Ohio. Illinois. Indi
ana, Michigan, Wisconsin and a
part of Minnesota. The Daughters
of the American Revolution have
marked Fort Massac with a monu
ment to Clark.
Rebuilt again' In 174 by orders
of President George Washington,
the fort was carriaoned with Unit-
led States troops antil 1814. With
in this period, in Jane. IMS, an
nate ot the Illinois Historical ao
ciety show, "Aaron Burr planned
bis southern expedition. Here, with
General Wilkinson. Blennerhaaaet,
Powers, Sebastian tad Spanish.
French and Creole women, he plot
ted to dismember the American
nation. Here was laid the plana,
which It aaceesatnl would hare
crushed the Infant republic aad
would hare founded an empire in
the southwest, of which tba aaibi-
Onus and disappointed Burr would
5V been ruler and rirtaal kiig.
: GO, III CED
Half at Total Stack la.
m Parehaaa by !
Employes ot the If. L. Parker
company ot Davenport are to be
given the opportunity to become
tdoatMed with the company aa
stockholders. aeerdin to - the
terse of a plan announced today
by the officials ot the concern. Halt
of the f 600,00 capital stock al
lowed nader the new papers of In
corporation of the company is to
be allotted for parehaae by the em
ployee. The other half will be re
tained by the preaent owner, and
will be known aa Founders' stock.
The employe stock will be termed
aaaortata. It a provided that the
bolder of the Founders' stock
will hare the right to elect tre di
rector. When tka Associate stock
a beam subscribed for, the hold
ers of it will be privileged to elect
four directore. Until the total of
the Associate stock la taken up,
representative directors will be
elected in proportion to the amount
of such stock Issued.
The amount of earnings of the
Associate stock is not to be limit
ed by any provision usually found
attached in such instances, a feat
ure that is certain to appeal to the
employes. The owners state that
it la their des.re to bare tne em
ployes own bait of the business as
a matter of Justice to tbem and
for them in their efforts to build
up the business, and as an incen
tive to thrift.
The founders state that they hare
been looking forward to this time
when the store' has attained the
proportions that enable them to
take in the employes as partners.
Any employe who has been with
the business for one year or more
will have the option of purchasing
shares at $10 a share. The number
of share which may be acquired
is not to exceed 20 per cent of the
value of his or her earnings with
the company during the previous
year, except that at the outset
thoae who have had a year or more
of service may purchase stock cor
responding to the number of years
of service up to and including five
SEES PEACE IN
United States Declared to Hold the
Power to Bring About Mere
for General Cat.
New York. Dec. 31 By United
Press.) The movement for limits-
tion of naval construction is
spreading so fast throughout the
world as to make it a more immed
iately effective instrument for
world peace than the League of Na
America controls the world's
naval situation. Whatever the
United States says will be done.
America alone has the financial
resources sufficient for an indefl
nite expansion of warship construc
tion. If America is willing to de
clare a naval holiday, the other
powers will eagerly seize the op
portunity to cut down their own ex
A conference of the world's naval
powers to meet at Washington at
invitation of the United States
would do more to guard civilization
against the outbreak of another
war (han the meeting uf the as
sembly of the League of Nations at
Geneva was able to do. Complete
disarmament cannot come at once,
because the risk is too great; but
the first stage is to limit warship
building. America alone can in
spire this program because Amer
ica controls the world's balance of
There are now only three naval
nations of major rank. They are
the United States, Great Britain
and Japan. The key to the prob
lem ot naval retrenchment is the
proportional future strength in
warships which these nations shall
me united states, with two
vast seaooarda to protect aad
Great Britain with the outlying
parts of the British empire to safe
guard, are entitled to heavier naval
insurance against unforseen possi
bilities than Japan.
When America's present naval
program is completed so the
sirengta oi the American and Brit
ish navies will be about equal.
Japan will have about 60 per cent
of America's power. That propor
tion is a fit compromise.
If an agreement is reached for a
continuance of the same relative
strengtn, tne problem will be
REDS IN AMERICA
WARNED OF FATE
Washington, Dec. 31. So lone
as the Russian soviet government
seeks to stir up insurrection against
toe government of the United
State, its member residents
here will be subjection to depor
tation. Secretary ot Labor Wilson
said in a letter to Charles Recht
counsel tor Ludwig C. A. K. Mar
tens, soviet agent in the United
States, now under sentence of de
Vienna Austria's finances ro
from bad to worse. The govern
ment admit an estimated deficit
thia year ot about 11.000.000,000
crowns bat allied Investigators ani
some ot the newspapers place it
Bearer $30,000,000,000. The total
indebtedness of the country is
placed at approximately 8.000,000.
000. Thirty-three per cent of the
Aaetro-Hangarian bank circula
tion, or about SM6t.000.000 crown
ie now within the republic. The
note circulation has increased four
fold ebKs) April last
IIAY E3 ET70
Ftoaa tka time thia -ranches your
front porch tbla evening, fair maid
en, you will only have six hours to
do it la. g work teat! - -" .
Tonight rather Time atarU on a
aaw flight with Leap Tear on Ma
winga, not to return for toar jreaxe.
Instead of suffering the agosiea of
being called an old maid for.fonr
years, make up your mind and do
The Amis aociety : editor has
been unable to gather all statistics
on tba number of proposals made
by tba female sex in iwa. ao nas
decided to keep the totale on the
Q. T.. until tomorrow morning when
he hope to quadruple her ngvree.
Halo boost the totals by phoning in
yoar answer to The Argua tomor
row morning. .
Gat down on roar knee tonight!
I - Personal Points r; I
wriend of UIss Dorothy Rhoads
of 1032 Twenty-first street will be
elad to know that aha la getting
along splendidly following an op
eration which she underwent at
Mercy hospital. Davenport, Monday.
Mrs. B. R. Stiegel and children of
Zell, S. D.. are risiting at the home
of Mrs. Stiegel'a parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Ihrlg, 4100 Twelfth
street , 1 :
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hisch of Well
man, Iowa, and formerly of Rock
Island, are In the city orer the
week-end risiting with mends.
Mrs. David Barber ot Ong, Neb..
. , , ,
is visiting at tne uome w nr. h
Mrs. B. E. Robb, 1310 Forty-third
street. - '
William Pohlmann, president or.
the Iowa Steam Laundry, leaves to
night for Mexico. Mr. Pohlmann i
a director in tne woco reiroienm
company, one of the large inde
pendent oil companies, and with
other official of the company, it
making the trip into Mexico to in
spect various oil properties. The
party expects to spend sereral
weeks in Mexico.
LEFT IN STATE
Springfield, 111. There are no
more "Maniacs" In Illinois while
the violent insane wards ot the
state have almost disappeared, ac
cording to A. L. Bowen, state sup
erintendent of charities. He an
nounces that in one state hospital
of 3,300 patients, tbe "maniac" class
has been reduced from 500 to one
and that one is no maniac.
"Where are the maniacs?" quer
ied Mr. Bowen. "That is the ques
tion asked today in every state hos
pital for nervous and mental dis
eases in Illinois. Among the 20.
000 patients in the state's 10 insti
tutions, the old type known as the
maniac, is seldom found today.
"We have men and women who
are disturbed and agitated. Some
do Impulsive things that have ser
ious consequences. They require
special attention and care, but this
care is that of trained nurse or at
tendant and not the repression and
restraint of cells, straps, strong
suits and leather collars.
"Not many years ago it was very
different Our state hospitals were
full of maniacs men and women
looked upon as dangerous. They
were locked in screen rooms and
padded cells to prevent them from
injuring themselves and others.
Many of them wore no clothing and
slept upon the floors.
"These were the patients who
gave to all the mentally sick the i
dreaded name of maniac. Every
patient was regarded as dangerous
and violent Hundreds ot visitors
came to see this class and It alone.
"Today in one hospital ot 3,300
we hare just one who may be fear
ed, where not long ago there were
500 of that type. I can go orer this
Institution in my mind's eye and
pick out scores of men and women
who for years lired in the most ab
ject state of restraint. We bad
nearly 700 screen rooms here 10
years ago in which patients were
securely locked 24 hours a day and
3S5 days in the year.
Great Change Made
These were emptied long ago,
the doors removed, their walls plas
tered, beds placed in them and
their patients transferred to dormi
tories where they hare since lired
in comparative peace and comfort
Most of them are not recognisable,
so great baa been the change in
their personal appearance. One ot
our most trusted men who has
erery liberty within the grounds
was once our maddest, foulest, and
most feared patient"
The Illinois state hospitals today
hare no screen doors or padded
cells, nor has anything been de
vised that answers the same pur
pose in another form. No patient
is restrained by mechanical means.
No patient is ever locked in a room
or apartment In the last eight
years no new building has been
erected with screens or bars upon
its doors and windows and hun
dred of old windows hare been re
lieved of their bars.
Occupational therapy, educational
classes and other mean of Inter
esting patients in the world about
them and in themselves and the
evolution of the old fashioned in
stitution Into a simple community!
arc iqb inouencee, sir. Brown said,
which are daily making themselves
apparent in tbe changing character,
attitude and conduct of thoae af
flicted with nervous and mental
disease. ,, -
GIFT OF WIRELESS.
Crbana, 111. A complete modern
wireless outfit is to be presented to
the University of Illinois, upon rec
ommendation of Major P. W. s.
Evans. V. S. A-, who has just in
spected tbe signal corps of the re
serve officers' training corps her.
The equipment in as at the uni
versity waa built by the students
themselres. Major Evans found
that thia outfit, while It worked per
fectly, did not have the needed
range, and accordingly ha recom
mended that the government pre
sent the university with an outfit of
the lataat type.
A WE POST
Oareace DeU, FewxtaamU
Avenae, Is Thrown Tareefti
Clarence DolL 440 ' Fourteenth
avenue, 16-year-old high school ,
v . - w. wtMttm an ttntntnn- 1
vojt " ""
bile accident which occurred yes
terday afternoon at about 1:30
o'clock at Thirty-eighth street and
Seventh arenue. He waa riding
with a friend in a truck which was
aproaching Thirty-eighth street hill
when aome boys started snowball- I
ing tbem. The. driver in his at- i
tempt to dodge the snowballs, lost ':
control of the car, which crashed!
into a telephone post hurling the
boy through the windshield of the
car. The drirer escaped injury.
The injured boy sustained a lacer
ated face and head. Dr. Joseph De- i
Silra attended, taking two stitches
in each of the wounds.
m OLD COUNTRY
London.- High dignitaries of the
English church are finding difficul
ty in making their official stipends
meet the high cost ot living.
Dr. Winnington Ingram, th3 '
bishop of London, has leased his
town mansion in St James quare
and announces that be Is quite '
prepared to give vjf Fulham Pal-,
ace, his magnificent official resi
dence. The bishop's stipend is
10,000 a year. Being a man of
simple habits, he does not spend
31,000 a year on himself, yet he is
often heard to say that he is
"worse off now than when he was .
a curate." , '
The Archbishop of York and !
primate of England, Cosmo Gor
don Long, declares that It is quite
impossible for htm to maintain his
home, Bishopthorpe Palace, and
entertain his clergy adequately, on
hia official income of 9,000 a
year, although he is a bachelor,
says the Evening Standard.
The Bishop of Winchester, with
6,500 annual income, is in a sim
ilar plight He has to maintain
Farnham Castle, the largest bish
op's place in this country, with a
deer park which is one of the
sights of England.
- The Bishop of Lichfield definite
ly announce that he is about to
change his palace tor a
house. He states that, although
the yearly income of his see is
4.200, the necessary official
charges leave him only 1,209 for
the upkeep of tbe palace, which
really requires 2,000 per year.
The Bishop of Worcester, who
draws 3.900, is also considering
tbe advisability of leasing bis vast
pglace, Hartlerbury Castle, to take
a more modest dwelling..
OF ROCK ISLAND
WE EXTEND TO THE PEOPLE OF ROCK ISLAND AND
VICINITY OUR BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND PROSPER
OUS NEW YEAR AND EXTEND TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT AL
READY OUR PATRONS AN INVITATION TO OPEN AN AC
COUNT WITH US. AND GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY ft) SERVE
YOU IN A BANKING WAY DURING THE YEAR TO COME.
-f- i - &hZliti Ntw-
On the witness stand before to? Lock wool housing committee in
New York, Eugene G. Grace, president of the Bethlehem Steel corpo
ration, admitted that his corporation had refused to sell steel except
for open step jobs In Philadelphia and New York. He defended the
policy as "lelf-protection."
HARK TANK ADVAXCE.
Paris. Fire monuments made
from an identical design, are to
mark the (rest- of the advances
made on th French fronts by the
1st Ameriom division in its five
n-iijmost impomnt attacks. They are
now complied and ready to be
They are seven feet high and the
bases are concrete pillars sur
mounted by a shell on which is the
American Eagle. Bronze plates
bear the nines of the officers and
men of thefivision killed in the at
tack for rhich each memorial
stands. - ' :
The monments will be set up at
Cantigny, Bujancy, Saint-Mihiel,
Saint-Juvin, and Sedan. They were
designed by Jo Davidson, the well
known American sculptor.
PROVIDES 5EW WARD.
Lincoln, 111. A ward building
for mothers and small children has
been completed at the Lincoln state
school and colony for the feeble
minded here. Thomas H. Leonard,
managing officer, says tbe institu
tion had been overcrowded tor sev
eral years but with the completion
of the new. buildings inmate can
be better cared tor.
and Safe Deposit
Savings Deposits Jan. 3 and
4 draw interest from Jan. 1 .
Our Liberty Savings Club is
still open. Make the start
THE NEW BANK
Southwest Corner Second
Ave. and Eighteenth St. .
Met Retail read Shape Am t'
' . : i
- The last 12 months seamed la V
a hoodoo year for retail ttatm-
," "re groceries chang'
hands in 1320 than any arar
J year. .
Whether the people of the ar
end hill district don't eat u W
as those on the level lent a am
fact but statistics show that
j majority ot stores which ehr
, hands were locat i in the i ,
borhood of from Thftem;
Eighteenth avenues and fronV;
tleth to Fortieth tres. f;
Groceries ere clamped g
than any other retail busineal
ing the war. the profit oa i
tuff being limited and a sti
price placed on many. I)
the time other mereaaflk'
j ness houses profited considtL.
I and during the last year wheat)
market price fell -were abkT
I stand the loss, while grocer;
were hard hit For this ret
food dealers say, that when f
ot groceries tell such mere;
were not able to stand the k
no excess prices In war tinies t
there to carry them orer. ... tf
Many of the stores car
hands three md four time
the laat year, sereral mere!
selling at a loss. Parties,
those which were sold ant
times this year are located hit
east hill district v )
Few exchanges were rear'
with the Rock Island. But
Men's association in other limit
business. , ,
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