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German Chancellor Saysj
Genoa Conference a I
Step Towards Recon- j
struction, But Not Com
plete Until United
States Takes Part
Genoa, April 22. —Hope that a world
conference witli the United States ■
participating: will he held after the J
Genoa meeting was expressed by thej
German Chancellor Dr. Wirth at a,
meeting of Germans last night.
The Genoa conference itself is a |
step forward in the reconstruction of j
the world, he said, hut this could not
lie completed without the United:
Genoa. April 2.2 —(By the Assoeia-,
'ted Press.)—The French delegation l
to the economic conference has sub
mitted a protest against (he German
reply to the Allied note in which the
Germans stated they would refrain:
from discussing Russian questions |
settled in the' Russo-German treaty, i
The French contend that the Germans ;
under their reply may insist upon set- i
tlement of other Russian questions.
Genoa, April .22—Henry Wickham j
Steed, correspondent of the London 1
Times, wired the Times today that j
an important financial authority had
confided to him Thursday that
Rapallo and iu, the city of Genoa:
representatives of the principal petro- !
ieum interests of the world were be-j
sieging the Bolsheviki who were thus I
placed in the position of dispensers I
of favors to suppliants.
But 1 could not disguise the fact i
that the real basis of this conference]
was political and must he sought ra
ther in British home affairs than pri
marily the condition of Europe.”
London. England. April 22. —Alth-.
official statements by the Russian so
viet government have reported Pre
mier Lenine's health satisfactory he
continues to keep away from stale]
affairs, says a Reval dispatch to the ]
M. Tsuriiupoff who lias hitherto i
acted for Lenine as president of the
council of peoples contmissiars was j
taken ill on April Sand lias been suc
ceeded' by the first vice president, M. j-
Rykov, who is also assistant presi-i
dent of the Council of Labor and do- i
Washington. April 22. —Vice presi !
dent Love of the shipping board said!
today that the shipping board learn
ed with deep regret of the threaten
ed passenger rate war in the New
York-South American service, caused
by the Lampert and Holt line slash
ing its rate approximately 100 per
cent and an announcement by the!
Munson line it would meet the!
new rates. ~
Mr. Love said however, that no]
announcement concerning the ship-j
ping board attitude would be made
until Monday. The Munson line has
cn allocation, two of the newest and
fastest of the shipping boards ves
Baltimore, April 22.—Resolutions
embodying in concrete form the work 1
of the pan-American conference of |
women which will end officially this
afternoon will be brought in at the
closing session by a commission!
which includes Dona Bertha Lutz of i
Brazil. Senora De Clavok of Panama.
Senorlta Elena Torres of Mexico and
Mrs. Sidney Small of Canada.
The sessions today dealt entirely
with the civil and political status of
women In the various countries of
the American continent. Mrs. Mabel
Walker Brandt, assistant secretary
general of the United States depart
ment of justice, presided.
“There is no doul/t," said Mrs- ]
Wood Park, president of the league, j
"that from this better understanding j
may come a livelier appreciation by 1
the women of each country for the -
high qualities of all the others, and j
that through this improved acqualn-]
tance the political and social rela
tions between the American coun
tries may be welded together in one
harmonious group of nations.’’
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, honor
ary president of the league and pres
ident of the International Suffrage
Alliance, saffi that the pan-American
conference cannot help but give a!
great impulse to the entire woman :
movement of the western hemisphere.,
The women who have come as repre
sentatives from twenty-two countries
are certain, she said' to go home with
the message that “human progress 1b
nc * confined to one nation, hut that
It 'noluslve of all the movement
fo- moawpd."
Lakeland Evening Telegram
Tacoma, Wash.. April 22.-
Battling for his life fifty feet be
neath the surface of Puget
sound, Walter McCray, a diver
known in marine circles from
Alaska to California, came out
victorious here yesterday over a
giant devil fish.
The monster wound its ten
acies so tightly -about McCnry
that the diver was unable to
reach the knife he carries for
protection. JVhen one tenacle
threatened to cut off the air
supply. McCray, through the
submarine telephone called for
a short steel wrecking bar. With
this weapon he was able to
pierce the body of the devil fish
and at last with man and mon
ster still struggling desperately
MeCray was drawn to the sur
face hv his assistant and other
men called to help.
While Richard Burnett, a
dock-watchman, stood by with
drawn pistols, unable to shoot
because the diver and devil fish
were so completely tangled,
others attacked with what weap
ons there were at hand and fin
ally the devil fish released its
hold and disappeared beneath
the water.
The devil fish was one of the
largest ever seen in these wa
Chicago, April 22. —The railway em
ployes' department of the American
Federal Labor hoard (shop-crafts em
ployes) voted at its biennial conven
tion to send out .strike ballots to its '
600,000 members. The question in
.velvet! is the farming out of repair
work by the railrodds. B. M. Jewell,
president of the railway employes' de-]
partment said: “If there is a strike I
and l feel sure our men will vote j
solidly for it, it will he in protest of ■
tile action of railways in ignoring de-!
visions of the United States Labor.
Complaints of the railway employes]
in connection with the farming-out;
system are now pending before the j
railroad labor hoard. A decision is!
expected next month after the con
clusion of the present wage hearings. I
There are now several thousand men
on strike on the Western Maryland !
Railway against the farming out of 1
maintenance work.
Mr. Jewell declared that the pro-,
cise wording of the strike ballots is ]
yet to be determined. The question,
lie said, is simple—whether to strike j
or not to strike. The ballots probably ]
will he sent out within a short time,
and the result should he known with
in sixty days. Mr. Jewell added.
Chicago. April 22. —The vote to send
out the ballots was taken yesterday;
and officers declared that it was a !
counter move to “an effort to crush
our organization completely."
“The carriers have arbitrarily re
duced wages in defiance of the hoard."
said Mr. Jewell. “They have restored
the piece work system and resorted
to the farming-out system which is
mere subterfuge by which they dodge
labor hoard decisions.
“A year ago our membership was
overwhelmingly In favor of war in
protest against the 12 per cent reduc
tion already then announced and giv
en effect last July. When the date
came, however, he favored peace be
cause of assurances given by the la
bor hoard that no further wage re
ductions would he considered for some
| Mr. Jewell charged that roads are,
] “dodging the board's rulings" by let
ting out shops to contractors who arc
not technically within the jurisdiction
; of the labor hoard.
“The carriers have been getting
away with it thus far.” said Mr.
Jewell. "We are going to find out
whether they can continue to do so.
"The hoard, it must be remembered,
has no real power to enforce its de
cisions. It must rely solely upon the
influence of public opinion.”
There has been a strike for some
time on the Western Maryland ' rail
way against the farming out of main
| tenance of way work.
I New York, April 22.—Todays broad
dealings in the stock market almost
entirely at higher levels, centered in
equipments, independent steels, Mo
tors, oils and untllities. High grade
rails were In little demand, but jun
ior transportation were active and
strong. Pullman, American and Bald
win locomotives, pressed steel oar.
Midvale, Repubulic, Replogle Steel,
and Lackawanna Steels rose one to
!t\vo points. Pierce Arrow preferred
t and many of the domestic oils were
one to three points higher. Local
tractions and gas issues made similar
gains and coppers strengthened with
such specialities as Coco-cola and
Post urn Cereal. The closing was
strong. Sales were approximately
for “One Big Union'
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Ben Legere, addressing striking textile workers on the common af
Lawrence, Mass. 110 is the leader of the “One Big Union” faction whicl*
'lopes to win the New England textile strike.
Many Out-of-Town Guests Among Those Present When District Gov
ernor Branch Makes Presentation
Lakeland proudly welcomed Inter- 1
1 national Kiwanis last night at a han
’ quet given at the Elks Grill. Num-
Itered among the guests were many
prominent people from neighboring
] cities. Kiwanians all. At S o'clock a
i sumptuous dinner was served, during
j which the Davis Orchestra rendered
i many selections. Rev. W. J. Bolin
pronounced the invocation following,
which each Kiwanians wife was
called upon to introduce her husband.!
] giving his name ami business. Prof,
i J. E. Walker then sang. “When the!
, Heart Is Young.” and when the ap-i
j plause subsided rendered another;
] pleasing solo.
The presentation of tile charter by j
: the governor of the Florida-Alabama
district. Edward C. Branch, came ;
; next. Mr. Branch told of the wonder-'
: ful work Kiwanis is doing and that
at the present time it boasts of a,
membership of 64,000. Judge A. R.
, Carver, president of the local Kiwanis
\ cluh. received the charter and gave a
line speech of acceptance. Jeff Bailey,
i secretary of this district, whose talks
'are always snappy and entertaining,
] made a few remarks, ending his
i speech with several funny stories.
Among the Lakeland speakers on l
: the program were Kiwanians Mayor
: H. ('. Petleway, Thomas Appleyard jr„
! manager of the Chamber of Com
merce. and Sandford Jewett, president
of tile local Rotary Cluh. Mayor Pet
tewa.v welcomed Kiwanis to Lakeland
and Sandford Jewett said that Rotary
and Kiwanis would always work to
gether as sister organizations. Tom
Appleyard was then introduced by
Toastmaster Carver as a man of many
speeches, hut Tom responded nobly.
Other speakers during the evening
were Rev. W. J. Bolin, Mayor Will
Lee of Plant City, and W. T. Hack!,
president of the Bartow Kiwanian
Cluh. The out-of-town guests were:
From Bartow —W. F. Hackl, J. G.
Gallemore, V. G. Kelley and B. C.
From Plant City came President
Will Lee. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Worde
hoof. Rev. and Mrs. 11. J. Haefting
er. Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Alsobrook and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson
, and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. As
kew, Miss Lowe, Fred Householder.
! Miss Elizabeth Hull. Dr.*C. T. Young.
! Dr. J. C. Knight. Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
' Knight. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark,
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Barnes, R. M. Mor
gan. Mrs. Loebel. C. E. Cummings, Mr.
-and Mrs. J. E. Cassels. J. R. McDon
ald and daughter and W. J. Milsap.
The complete roster of the Lakeland
club with their classification is as fol
O. C. Lanpliear, real estate; T. B.
I O'Steen, jewelery; T. W. Bryant, law
: yer; B. H. Harnley, auctioneer; E. N.
On account of the excessive dry weather and
heavy demand for water, it has become im
perative that all sprinkling and using of water
for other than household purposes shall be
discontinued between 8:00 a. m. and 6:00
p. m. until further notice. By order of
1 Good, hanker: L. I!. Curtis, druggist:
J. W. Turner, civil engineer: W. S.
Regers, insurance: .1. J. Ilaldeman.
real estate: C. It. Weeks, dentist: K. j
T. H.iynos. hanker: W. J. Merrill,
pucker; L. W. Bloom, newspaper: It.
11. Garner, picture shows; G. W.
Froemke. new .paper: G. E. Everett.
; school superintendent;. Frank San
ford. government oTicial: E. L. Mack.
1 iruspTompany; H. I’d teway. city
j official; A. D. Hartzeli. bus line; XL
G. Waring, real estate: W. It. Groov-!
I er. physician; J. D. Freer, fruit grow-:
! er; \Y. XI. Kiddle, contractor; E. II
: Beasley, auto supplies; F. I). Bryan,
druggist; C. W. Gaddy, bakery: A.
A. Rainier, cafe; I). XI. Brown, wlmle
! sale groceries; J. A. Powell, wiiol >-
i sale groceries; X. Granade, bicycle
shop; XV. t). Lemasters. Southern col
lege; XV. .1. Bolin, minister: It. L.
Cline, specialist; C. XI. Foreman, hat
teries; F. B. Langley .railroad super
intendent; J. P. Getzen, dentist: 1,. C.
Demiiley. ice manufacturer: 11. D
Washburn, hotel: R. G. Hinkley. pho
tographer: Kirk McKay, furniture; I).
C. Warner, hardware: A. F. Pickard,
grove developer; O. A. Kline, barber;
11. Moscovitz. merchant; J. A. Xlatcli
ett, grocery; J. C. Owens, dry goods.
R. 11. Omohundro. farmer; T. H.
Stephens, grocer; C. O. Beckham,
insurance: J. t). Delkle. wholesale gro
ceries; J. W. Bow, hotel; A. R. Car
ver, attorney.
The officers of the cluh are: A. R.
Carver, president: W. J. Bolin, vice
president: E. X. Good, treasurer:
Frank Sandford. secretary, and W. O.
1 Lemasters, trustee. The directors of
the cluh are: L. W. Bloom. K. T.
Haynes. Joseph LeVay. Kirk McKay.
T. B. O'Steen, 11. C. PetteVav and Dr.
C. 11. Weeks.
Detroit. April 22.—Factories here
have absorbed all skilled workers
and the demand for men of that class
is greater than the supply, the weekly
report of the Employers' Association
stated today. So far as killed men
are concerned, the report added, the
> unemployment here lias passed.
Annapolis, Mil.. April 22. —Athletics
of tile naval academy, Harvard and
University of Virginia came together
in Triangular field and track meet on
Karragut field today. All three contest
i ants had a strong coterie of represen
i tatives, though the middies were a
! slight favorite due to their decisive
] triumph over Pittsburgh last Satur
! day. The track was heavy due to the
1 rains of yesterday.
Only Difference Is Un
willingness of Allied
Forces To Restore Free
hold Title of Foreign
ers’ Property—Willing
That They Use Them
Genoa. April 22. IHv tin* Assoc i:it
ed Pres;. I —Actual work on a plan for
tilt* reconstruct ion of Russia was
started today by exports represent in;:
the Soviet government. Groat Britain.
Frame. Italy. Japan. Belgium. Czecho
slovakia and Holland.
Th<* heated politics surrounding the
Bus dan ptobtains have been cooled by
M. Cliitherins note* accompanying in
the main the Allied formula stating
the terms oil which the Croat Powers
are willing to resume business rela
tions with Russia.
Sir Edward Grigg. private secretary
to the British prime minister and oth
ers prominent in tin* conference have
unde* it clear that no proposition has
been put forward for government
loans to Russia, nor government guar
antees of loans. The idea of the fi
nancial and economic experts is that,
when Russia reaches a position where
she can give investors assurance that
there will he legal basis for undortak- 5
iilgs in Russia and that foreigners will
have protection under proper courts,
abundant credits will he forthcoming
f**r the development of Russian re
'File single* important point of differ
ence* between the Russians and the
Allied representatives is the unwill
ingness of the former to tvstoro the*
freehold title of foreigners* property
which has been nationalized or requi
sitioned by Russia, althemgh they are
willing to rostort* it to the former
owners for their use*.
In the* tin* rase eif factories, this
would doubtless he em a ooneession
basis. Factories which have* hitherto
stood idle* because the* former owners
refused to operate them unless as
sured that their title would he* re
stored may he re-opened if the Soviet
concessions are given a real basis by
the Henna negotiations.
The International Harvester Com
pany and many either large* corpora
tions having factories or mines in
Russia, have* deelineel to consider tak
ing concussions to run the properties
they vigorously eont nd are theirs,
and not owned by tlu* Seiviet govern
ment. Tlu* concessions hitherto of
fered to American and British pro
motors by Leonid Krassin. Seiviet
comniissair of trade, have been too
nebulous to attract capital in tlu* opin
ion of the prospect developers. Fre
quently this hesitation lias been based
on the fear that the former owners of
tlu* properties may some* day claim'
them. This fear, the Bolshevists be
lieve. would he largely dispelled by
International recognition of their
right to nationalize property.
Belgrade. April 22.—(8y The As
sociated Presi.i- The marriage of
King Alexander of .logo Slavia and
Princess Mark*, second daughter of
King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of
Rumania, has been fixed for June
1. it was announced toda.
Meets King Emmanuel
(leorge Chritchien. the Russian So
viet Foreign minister gave the Ital
ian socialists and communists a shock
today by meeting King Victor Km
manuel on the king's vist here and
accepting his majesty’s invitation to
1 a luncheon on hoard tin* Italian dread
naught Conte I)i Favour.
Gainesville. Fla., April 22. —A
warning against a growing tendency
towards speculation throughout the
country as business conditions
improve, was sounded here today by
Comptroller of the Currency C’rissin
ger, in an address before the Florida
Bankers' Association. lie urged the
hankers to advise their clients toward
sound investments and to use their]
influence "to prevent fly-by-night j
Recent reductions in interest rates.'
Mr. Crissinger declared, have been
too generally regarded by the specu
lative public as a sign of easy profits
in sight when at the present time it
was of supreme, importance that
money and credit should he available
lo sustain renewed business activity.
“The present," he said, "is a most '
appropriate time for hankers to ad
monish their clients against over-con
fidence in speculative investments.
The world needs a restoration of op
portunity to produce and consume
things needed for human progress and
hankers should keep in mind that the
first call for liquid capital must be
laid in behalf of the farmer, the man
ufacturer, the exporter, and in gen
eral the industrial and commercial
community. It is equally Important
that banks be kept from over-extend
Chicago. April 22. The rec
ommendation of a coroner's jury
that a confessed slayer be re
leased on the ground that lie
was “intoxicated and therefore
not criminally responsible" will
he investigated today. Peter XI.
llolTman. coroner, announced.
The verdict of the jury, re
turned yesterday, recommended
release of Fitz Xieinshau sen.
who had signed affidavits ac
knowledging the slaying of .Mrs.
Anna Peters, a dressmaker.
She was shot and killed on
April 4 while fitting Xleinshau
sen's wife.
"The law makes no allowance
for intoxication in killings."
said Coroner Hoff man. "so this
verdict easily becomes the most
astonishing any coroner's jury
ever brought in during my pe
riod in office.”
Deputy Coroner Seese. who
conducted the inquest, suggest
ed that the jury was actuated
by "a sense of protest against
prohibition and the moonshine
liquor which has followed its
so-called enforcement.
Police say that they will rec
ommend that Xleinshausen be
held to the grand jury oil a
murder charge.
London. April 22. (By The Associ
ated Press.) Most Lou ! in aensnap
ers today were of the opinion that
the German reply to the Allies de
mands at Genoa was in qgr '.-meni
with Mr. Lloyd George's position and
considered tile incident closed. S an
|u -tile critics were still diss.nS oa and
with the reply and opposed He
French protest vigorously.
The Russians received >■".''!••• <riti
cisni. Tile Times calls it disturb
ing aml asks to wliat pnrpo e ’the
British delegation is encouraging ami
supporting the Bolshevists to the
point of ricking a break vi'lt !•’ -nitre.'
The Morning Post thinks the Rus
sians have made a good bargain and
quotes its corrcKpondenl :ii Genoa
wlm ri-ede ts the Russians wM! win
lie jure recognition. This :te\'SL,a--
i ,-r fin -S as Hull Hie 801.-'i -vI- s a- ■
using this recognition to prr'.:i • her
pestilential creed anil care world
wide pints of communism."
T* * - Daily Telegraph. w’-Mo I- !-!,rg
that the Russian reply is "less pre
posterous" than tlie Russian's funner
attitude says the new proposal "is
I far from being such as can he ar
repted" and declares that "no busi
ness can he done on the basis of
a flagrant proposal which amounts
to defiance."
The Daily Chronicle takes at.
opposite view It expresses the
belief that the Russian reply re
moves a perilous idistaele to the suc
cess of the conference and takes
away the objection to the continued
presence of the Russians ai the con
g rogation. The newspaper pleads
tliat Russia lie not pressed too hard
regarding her debts and supports
her claim for i loan.
Sir George Daisli. financier, tele
graphs the West Minister Gazette
from Genoa in defense of the Russo-
Germany agreement. He urges that
if Germany and Russia are subject
,ed to political isolation great harm
• will result.
He insists that Great Britain must
give Russia reasonable terms.
ing themselves by too liberal accom
modations to speculative investors.
Mr. Crisaenger declared that he
was glad to bring to the south a real
message of assurance that the country
was indeed around the curve anil mov
ing steadily and surely forward on
the road to more prosperous condi
“The business outlook for the whole
country," he continued, "is brighter
and more encouraging titan it has
been for the past two years. We are
well rid of business and industrial
froth, and in a position to go forward
on sound ami substantial lines. We
are ready to start, to he off. to lie do
ing. Business, industry, agriculture
and commerce need only the awaken
ing of American pluck, courage and
initiative to insure the re-establish
ment of prosperity
"The hanks which come under my
supervision in the main, are in condi
tion and prepared to finance every
productive enterprise, but should have
nothing for speculative venture. There
has been wonderful improvement in
hanking and financial circles; money
; is easy and cheap, and as in the past
the banks again will he the bulwark
I of prosperity and the sheet-anchor of
national progress."
Florida: Fair Tonight and Sunday.'
President of Aluminum
Wheel Company Out
lines Plans For Use of
Power With Govern
ment Retaining Owner
WiishiiiKton. April 22. (By Assocf
;il<*(l Press)- Proposals for use of
power developed by the government
built projects at .Muscle Shoals, Ala.,
for Hu* manufacture of aluminum ami
fertilizers with the government re?
mining ownership of the projects al
though not spending any more money
on them, were presented today to
war department officials by R. R.
Brant, of Wilmington. Del., president
of the* American Non-Ferrous Cor
poration and of tin* Aluminum Wheel
C* mpany of America.
Other features of Al.r Grants
plans as outlined by him provide for
Hie use almost immediately of the
entire electrical output of the power
projects at .Muscle Shoals and for the
government to take over his plants
ii tin* event of national emergency.
The plans of Mr. Grant, said by him
t- he as ye: in a tentative stage,
contemplate an offer which, he said,
wiil enable the government to retain
ownership of tin* shoals property but
j w hich will allow the American Xon
! Ferrous Corporation a contract for
twenty-five years. During such a
Iperiod under his proposal a sinking
fund would pay off the cost of the
projects at the rate of per cent per
year with five years allowed at the
outside for completion of the proper
.Mr Grant outlined his plans as
looking toward the manufacture of
aluminum principally hut so that u
by-product for fertilizer will he ob
tained amounting to from one-third
to one-half the production of the pro
posed plant.
Paris. April 22. — (By the Associated
Press.iJ- J. P. .Morgan is expected to
come to Paris next month to attend
the international meeting of hankers
called by the \llied re pa rations com
mitten for the purpose of endeavoring
to arrange the floating of an interna
tional loan for Germany, according to
information received here.
While the reparations committee
has not yet had definite word that Mr.
.Morgan i< coming here, it is believed
here it is almost certain that he will
do so.
Friends of .1 P. Morgan were in
formed by him in NYw York Friday
that lu* was considering from a stand
point of usefulness the invitation the
.Morgan firm had received to accept
membership on the commission being
organized by the reparations commit
tee to consider the floating of the Ger
man loan, hut that no decision had
been reached as to acceptance. It
was stated, however, that if any mem
ber of tin* firm went in response to
the invitation it would he Mr. Morgan
Dublin. April 2. (By Associated
Press) Fifty armed men today rata*,
ed the Steamer Rut ill in head, anchor
ed here, shot and wounded the watch
man. sprinkled the decks and fittings
with gasoline, set tin* vessel aflame
and made off.
Jacksonville, April 22.- President
t ’onant of the local cluh of the state*,
league announced today he had sign- ’
ed Art Johnson, a highly rated semi
pro piteher to report here Monday.
Johnson, whose home is in New York,
is 21 years old. weighs 190 pounds,
is five feet 11 inches tall and pitches
right-handed. In his last start ’
against a fast semi-pro club in Phila
delphia Johnson shut out the oppos-1
ing cluh without a hit and did not
allow a man to reach first base. Of
the twenty-seven men to face him lie .
fanned eleven.
An interesting announcement is :
I that of the radio concerts to he given?
in the high school auditorium Xton-J
day and Tuesday evenings at 8j
o'clock for the benefit of the Athletes
Association. Jj
The radio receiving station has rj
: eently been installed at the hisM
I school and this will be the first
liortunity the public will have to hajfl
the messages. The station is equtM
jped to receive from the big
casting stations of the country.
I eluding those in Pittsburg, Pa., Nm
jark. X. J„ and Chicago, 111.
The program will last two hbi9
.and include vocal and
I solos and orchestra numbers. 3|
The admission charged will nfySy,
! cents, the proceeds to go to
{the Indebtedness of the
. social ion.
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