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VOL XI
STRIKE BALLOTS ARE BEING PRINTED
MAINTENANCE WAY EMPLOYES
WILL VOTE ON WHETHER TO STAY
AT WORK OR QUIT THEIR JOBS
More Than Half a Mil
lion Slips Are To Be
Mailed To Workers
Throughout the Coun
try Whc Will Express
Their Preference
Detroit, May 31.—(8y the Assoeiat- j
eil Press. I—-Officials of the United :
Brotherhood ol' Maintenance of Way I
hjmployes and Railway Shop Laborers
today began preparation of strike lull- 1
lots to he tent within the next few!
Vflpys to the 475.009 members of the
♦ organization throughout the country j
, and to the approximately 75,000 non-j
! union men of the craft who would he j
affected by a strike.
Brotherhood members, with the non
union men, would lie requested to vote j
on the question of accepting a wage I
cut of X to 5c an hour recently ordered i
by the railroad labor hoard in Chi-|
cago. If a majority of the men vote
against acceptance of the decreases.
K. !•'. Clrahle, grand president of the j
organization, with headquarters here,
is empowered to issue a strike order j
immediately, setting the date for the i
walk-out. A resolution t ailing for the
strike vote anti ordering (treble to
take the strike step in the event it is
sanctioned by the membership, was
passed late yesterday at a meeting of
the brotherhood's executive council,
composed of all officers of the union.
A strike ballot was mailed to each j
person affected by the reductions, it i
being desired to give non-union men |
working beside those holding union!
cards an opportunity to express their!
choice lietween continuing work atj
the reduced figure or suspending their j
efforts.
Tile presses at the brotherhood’s j
plant here were set at work early in !
the day turning out ballots, it being
necessary to print more than 550,Dim
of the slips.
It is expected by union officials ,
that the last of them will have been
nailed by the last of this week or
thy first of next. All replies are
looked for by the end of June. If a
strike is desired by the membership
such a call probably will go out dur
ing the first week in July, Mr. Uruble
said.
Tint wage reductions ordered by j
the labor board become effective on
July 1.
I’he resolutions calling for a strike j
vote was adopted unanimously. It'
was confined to the mere request fori
stu b a vote and tho empowering ofj
the president to call such a strike if it.
was ordered by tho membership.
UP TO MATHILDE
TO MAKE CHOICE
OF HER PARENTS
Prospective Marriage To Swiss
Riding Master Involved
In the Decision
Chicago. May 31. —Mathilde McCor
mick was back in Chicago today to
cj'.oosc finally between her parents.
JUie 17 year old girl planned to go
('into probate court where Edith Rocke
feller McCormick, her divorced moth
er. last week reopened the guardian
ship proceedings in which the girl's
leather. Harold F. McCormick, was
'tentatively named guardian.
in the final selection of a guardian
today Mathilde has at stake the mat
ter of approval of her contemplated
marriage to Max Oser, Swiss horse
man. who was her riding master (lur
ing her school days at Zurich.
The choice of her father, titular
head of the machinery company hear
ing his name, will bring approval of
marriage to a man twice her age.
Choice of her mother would cause
disapproval of her wedding.
Before returning to Chicago she
was halted at the pier preparing for
a voyage to Switzerland in company
with Julia Mangold, Oser's former se
cretary who had been Mathilde’s
guest.
The 17 year old granddaughter of
John D. Rockefeller. Sr., refused to
discuss her romance or the guardian
ship proceedings but took an automo
bile ride with her father who met
her at the train.
Indications here today were that
Mathilde would east her lot with her
father and permit society to specu
late for awhile longer whether the
betrothal to Oser would culminate in
the marriage or the break in the en
gagement through a convenient denial
of the nuptials by her guardian. The
Swiss law requires consent of par
ents or guardian to the marriage of
a girl of Mlsb McCormick's ageV
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic,
came the rumors that Max was pre
paring for a speedy trip across the
Atlantic to Chicago.
It was hinted at today (hat the
court might designate some other per
son than her parents for the guard
ianship.
Lakeland Evening Telegram
MEMBER OK
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WORK ON PLAN TO SHARE
PENSIONS AMONG PASTORS
Atlantic City. N. J., May 51. A
plan whereby Protestant denomina
tions would share the payment of
| pensions to pastors who had trans
( terred their affiliations from one de- |
j nomination to another was propose 1 j
j to the annual conference of Interde
nominational Secretaries of Minister'
I ial relief of Protestant churches here |
today by ltev. Dr. Henry B. Master
i < f Philadelphia, general secretary of
the Presbyterian Board of Minister
j ial Relief and Sustensation.
' He suggested that the division of re
| sponsihility for pensions be based on
; the number of years tit ■ claimant
j lias served in each denomination con
cerntd.
Dr. Master asserted that anew
j era of interdenominational triendli
j ness had dawned, and concluded. “It
i surely is not asking too much when
i we suggest that service rendered is
j tile cause of Christ shall ini reward
led whatever the minister's ‘name or
| sign.' ”
SENATE REPORT
SOLDIER BONUS
IS FAVORABLE
Senator McCumher Will
Now Endeavor To Get
Action By Congress.
Although the Tariff
Bill May Cause Some
Further Delay
Washington, May 31. —Tho common
ly known McCumher soldier bonus
plan was ordered favorably reported
today by the Senate finance commit
tee. The vote was !) to 4.
The active date of the bill was
changed front next October 1 to Jan
uary 1, 1923, after Senator Walsh,
I Democrat, Massachusetts, told the
! committee it would take six months
| to get the bonus machinery in opera
' tion.
I Senator McLean broke the tie that
! has existed among the Republican
! members on the vote to report the
| McCumher plan, which is the house
Dill with some amendments includ
ing elimination of the land settle
ment or reclamation project.
Several of the majority members
of tile committee gave notice to
Chairman McCumher that they would |
oppose laying aside the tariff hill for
senate consideration of'Mho bonus
at any time this year.
Senator McCumher replied that he
lilt ended to get as prompt considera
tion of the bonus Dill as could he
worked out, but did not state whether
the tariff measure would he laid to
one side or not. it was reported
(hat the Republican leaders hoped to
week out some plan by which the
bonus measure could lie expedited
without seriously delaying tho tar
iff bill.
Senator Simmons, ranking Demo
cratic members, announced on behalf
of the three Democrats present, that
they voted to report out the McCum
ber hill only to get action promptly
and not because they favored the
measure.
The Democratic, leader expressed
the opinion that the McCumher hill
would he of little benefit to the for
mer service men and said that the
minority reserved the right to offer
a substitute bill in the senate, or
an amendment to the McCumher
plan.
The Smoot plan, providing for paid
up insurance in lieu of all other forms
of compensation, was defeated by a
vote of 8 to 5. the three Democrats
present —Simmons, Walsh and Gerry,
voting against it. Republicanssup
porting the Smoot proposal were:
Senators Smoot. McLean. Frelinghuy
sen. Calder and Dillingham. Republi
cans voting against it were: McCum
ber. Curl is. Watson. Sutherland and
La Follette.
CHILES REPLY UNFAVORABLE
Washington. May 31.—(8y the As
sociated Press.) —An unfavorable re
ply by Chile to the Peruvian proposal
to arbitrate the sovereignty of Taona-
Arica is understood to have been pre
sented at today's joint session of the
Chilean-Peruvian conference. The
Chilean reply, although not considered
of a final character, was regarded
with manifest disappointment in Pe-1
ruvian circles. The meeting ended,
however, without definite action.
FATAL MOTORCYCLE RACE
South Bend., Ind., May 31. —Ham-
mond Springs, of Atlanta, died in a
hospital here last night from injuries
received during a collision in a motor
cycle race. Springs was leading and
Eddy Brinch, of Dayton, Ohio, when
they swerved and collided, their ma
i chines being thrown several yards
down the dirt track. Brinch suffered
a Broken collar bone. He was exon
erated from blame by the coroner.
HAWAIIAN CRATERS BELCHING FORTH
HUGE MASSES OF LAVA AND ASHES
Hoik lulu- T. If. May 31. (By the*'
i.V sta iah'd IT*ss.) Tin* unusual vol
j activity in tin* reKi'm of Kil
I ..!'*•• on tin* island of Hawaii, which,
| yi.stonlny stirrod lonj? dormant crat
< rs to frosh activity, continued today
to manilo u itself in erupt ions Irom
tli-T puns of that area.
The old crater of Nupau and Pannn !
are c rur-iins steam and smoke and j
emitting a hissing sound as the lava
rises against the walls of the pits.
Burning vegetation that has grown
there in the years sham their last
activity.
Tn inner walls of the < raters to !
day were masses of flame.
N\ipan and Panau are four am!
three miles respectively from the old
irater Makrapuhi. which yesterday
touted itself from 23 years of slum
her in a tremendous outburst. The
lava flow had broken out in a series j
of molten fountains, which were
Roaring fiery sprays )into the old
pit. The Panau pit is said to re- :
semMn the disturbance of 1919 when !
PROTECT THE CLERGY FROM
“ECCLESIASTICAL PONZIS”
Atlantic City, X. J.. May 31. A new'
plan to protect ministers from “ec-1
ck.uastical IVn/.is" hv affording them ;
a sound opportunity for investment ■
has been formulated by the Metlio j
dist Board of Conference Claimants. I
according to an address by ltev. Jos. j
15. Ilingeley, of Chicago* before the
Annual Conference of Interdenomina-1
tiotial Secretaries of Ministerial Ite .
lief of Protestant church here today, i
The proposed plan according to l)r I
Ilingeley. would yield ministers in j
some cases a dollar a day on savings j
of a dollar a week and would insure !
them against disability or poverty in
old age.
“In preparing the plan.” said Dr.!
Ilingeley. “we based the accumula |
tions oil interest compounded semi-an
Dually at four per cent on money paid
during the minister’s active years
on which, when retired, he would re-j
ceive a fixed sum for life. The ac- 1
tuarial computation showed that if he!
should begin the payment of a dol ]
lar a week when he was 25 years old <
and should continue such payments i
until he was sixty-five, his accumula
tions at the usual rates would yield j
a dollar a day for the remainder of}
his life.”
In describing the need for such an ;
actuarial plan Dr. Hingeley said that
a book advising agents how to pro
mote a certain speculative enterprise I
(hissed the best ministerial prospects
PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY WEEK
—PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR
In consideration of the wonderful growth and satisfying
development of Polk County, the present seems to he a fitting
lime to express in public celebration our gratification and pride
in this our beautiful county. While all the rest of the country
was deep in economic depression, Florida has hardly been
touched by it. First among the counties where prosperity lias
reigned against all the depressing influences of poor business
in other parts of the country, Polk County has smiled and
grown and flourished.
Now conditions are improving all over the country. The
spirit of optimism is again beginning to show its head. The
trend of the times is toward normal development once more.
In the dawning of this new era of returned prosperity,
Polk County stands as a beacon to Florida and to the world.
Now is the time to rejoice. Now is the time to stimulate en
thusiasm and to give that upward push that leads onward
to undreamed of prosperity.
Polk County’s Progress and Prosperity Week celebration
at Lakeland, June sth to 10th, is a fitting expression of this
spirit. It is designed as a festival, a holiday time of celebra
tion and merry-making. Under this spirit of rejoicing lies a
deeper feeling, a feeling of gratitude, and of thanksgiving for
the past, and of desire to make the future even more gratify
ing than the past has been.
The future development of Polk County lies in the co
operation of its various communities. Only by working to
gether with the common purpose of carrying this county to
the position its people and its resources warrant can its utmost
development be attained. To foster this spirit of community
co-operation is one of the deep underlying motives of the
Progress and Prosperity Week.
Lakeland rejoices in the privilege of being host to the peo
■ple of Polk County and the surrounding counties during the
week of June sth. It is our earnest hope that all the people
of this territory will come to Lakeland every day of this week,
will join in the spirit of rejoicing, and will do their utmost to
make this indeed a fitting expression of Polk County’s Progress
and Prosperity.
I believe that every community will urge its members to
participate in this celebration, with a full realization of the
importance of a deeper knowledge of and friendship between
the communities, and the closer bond that comes with rejoic
ing together in a common cause.
H. C. PETTEWAY.
Mayor of Lakeland.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 31. 1922
•• stteam of lava plunged down tli •
side cl the cone thro* miles to the
sen. The ancient craters am! Pun
: huluhulu and Ah a. also shew signs
of activity according to Pro'. Thomas
A. .laager- head of the American Yul
ca’io Observatory on tin* island of
Haw aii.
Although the activity of tho sur
rounding craters has lowered tile level
i the great Kihiuea v< 1 ano. Prof,
.longer believes this will not he pel*
1 maaem.
.Vakapuhi. a series of 11 hitherto
dor.iant pits- has u circumference
of about three miles. The <oiutry
set rounding Makapuhi is wninhahi e !
hut there is a small s*ttlenient on
Panar, ;-ppar*ntly m ti> line the
lava would take to. Tin* sea of the
lava was reputed in great volume.
It is not expected the lava would
extend to the region <.!' Kalipana
which is the largest native village
cis the island and Kama, another re: r
by village- but residents of th.es* vil
lages ha* been warned to be on the
alert lor such a development.
STEAM YACHT FLORENCE
HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED
Jacksonville, Fla.. May 31. —The
American schooner Marion N. Gobb.
of Mobile, which became waterlogged
and was abandoned by her crew live
miles off St. Johns Bar .Moiida> night
was towed into the river early today
and was being brought to Jackson
ville. The vessel was enrouto to
Jacksonville from Venezuela with a
cargo of guano when she sprang a
leak during a gale.
Xo report had been received early
today from the coastguard cutter Ya
macraw, which went in search last
night of tin* steam yacht Florence,
reported late Monday by a British
steamer as disabled and at anchor
tweny miles off St. Johns Bar. The
Florence was enrouto to Miami from
an eastern port. The British schooner
Bender, which went ashore on St.
George* • oar near the mouth of the
St. Judins Sunday afternoon, later was
washed over the bar and now is rest
ing in shallow water.
It is believed it will ho necessary
to dig a channel to float her.
as Presbyterians and Kpiscopalians
"because they are easy marks for the
promoter."
The plan would supplement the pre
sent Methodist pensions toward which
pastors do not regularly contribute
with provision ineorpornfing actuar
ial principles tried out by oilier de
nominations- Dr. Ilingeley explain
ed.
IRISH REPUBLIC
IMPOSSIBLE IS
CHURCHILL VIEW
Significant, and Impor
tant Statement Made
By the British Colonial
Secretary To Hcuse of
Commons
Dr niton. May 31. — ißy the* Assoeiat
.*il |'n* s. ) —K<*<*rHnrv (’hurt hill, in
tin* ci'urs** of the debate following hi. •
st.lemont on tho Irish situation re
iterated that Croat Britain would not ,
tolM*ato tin* establishment of a re--
public in Ireland. He said the British j
troops remaining in Dublin were mili
tarily sei’iire and wen? awaiting even- |
lualitics.
*’lii the event a republic* is set up." i
added the colonial secretary, “it is tin* I
intention of the British government
to hold Dublin as one of tb:* prelimin
ary and essential stops of military op
eration.” lie said.
“Xo one* disputed.” said tie* secre
tary. “that the wisli of the Irish peo
ple wa reconciliation which would
give Ireland Ih*i* freedom, her place
in the* world and tic* hope of final
unity. Fp to ten days ago tin* leaders
of the provisional government had ap
peared t > lie resohed to march stead
ily toward a free ♦‘lection and put
down, if necessary by force*, all armed
persons wlm tried to prevent them.
“The agreement reached between
Michael Collins, head of tin* provision
al government and Kanion de Valera,
the Republican leader. however,
struck directly at the provisions of
the treaty.” Mr. Churchill said. "The
conse<|i!e'nces of the agreement were
very serious,” lie said, “and it seemed
possible that tin* Irish people would
not he able to give free expression to
their views.
“!f Mr. de Valera or any others
who might he ministers in the Irish
.government, refused to sign tin* dec
1 iratoin prescribed in tin* treaty.” the
secretary continued, “the treaty was
broken by that fact and tin* imperial
government resumed such liberty of
action—whether in regard to the ac
tion of the powers which had been
transferred or the re-occupation of
territory—as it might think appropri
ate and proportionate to the gravity
of the breach.
“The* imperial government would
rot. in any circumstance's, agree to
deviate from tin* treaty, either in the
strict letter or tin* honest spirit of
tho document.’ Mr. Churchill declared.
“it is almost certain." Mr. Church
hill wont on. "that the Irish people
will not be able to say in an intelliga
ldt* way whether they accept or reject
the treaty offered by Great Britain
“A certain number of labor or inde
pendent candidates may doubtless se
cure election, but it is difficult to sec
how the parliament resulting from the
election and tin* government t<> In
based on that parliament after the
election can have either representa
tive or democratic finality, or author
itv as it is usually understood.”
In reply to a question Mr. Church
ill said that the Free State govern
ment did not. as charged, issue a
leaflet urging the Irish voters to sup
port tin* treaty candidates in the com
ing elections on the ground that they
could thus secure a republic “through
the safe, short road of the treaty.”
FORTY KILLED IN RIOTS
Hongkong. May 31. — (By the Asso
ciated Press.) -Forty persons wore
killed and more than 100 wounded in
the recent fighting on the island of
Macao, which resulted in tin* declara
tion of martial law. Macao is a Per
tuguese concession, and tin* trouble
is said to have arisen when Chinese
women were insulted by the African
police employed by tin* Portuguese.
After the arrest of several Chinese, a
general strike was called by the Chi
nese guilds and the shops were closed
Demonstrations against the Portu
guese then began and it was in tho
attempts of the police to put down
these disturbances that the casualties
resulted.
TO PURCHASE ROLLING STOCK
Washington. May 31. —Norfolk aind
Western Railroad financing arrange
ments for thp purchase of 4,000 new
freight cars and seven (lining cars
were given final approval today by
the Interstate Commerce Commission.
The railroad was allowed to assume
liability for the payment of interest
and principal of $6,700,000 in equip
ment trust certificates, to he issued
through the Commercial Trust Com
pany, of Philadelphia.
HERE’S A CHALLENGE!
Punla Gorda, Fla., May 31.
Lakeland Evening Telegram,
Lakeland, Fla.
Relative Futch telegram to
Wear in Tampa Times of yester
day, can get five hundred dollars
of W. C. Norvel, E. W. Crane and
H. A. Boggs that Trammell will
defeat Gilchrist, and smaller sum
•hat he will carry the city of
Punla Gorda. Have him name his
bank. W. S. DOYLE. Arcadia.
THE WORLD'S NEWS AT YOUR
DOOR
Now it’s Connie?
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Constance Talma age. movie star,
!s suing her husband, John Piagolo,
for divorce.
PROGRESS AND
PROSPERITY CARS
TOURING COUNTY
Band and Bannered Autos An
nounce Coming Lakeland Cele
bration to Neighboring Towns
Ten automobiles carrying titty
Lakeland residents, headed by Un-
American Lei;ion Band in a Die motor :
Dus. are touring I’olk county today in '
a motorcade to tall especial attention,
to Progress and Prosperity week j
which opens in i akeland next Mon-:
day. Manager T. .1. Appleyard. ofj
(he Chamber of Commerce, had |
charge of ari'ingene-nts. with a spe
cial committee, while Henry Conilieaw
acted as chairman of I lie motorcade!
committee.
Stops were made at Medulla. Mill-:
berry. Fierce, Brewster. Ft. Meade.;
Frostproof. Crooked Lake, and the
noon rest was held at Lake Wales.;
At eaelt of these places the American ,
Legion Band pave a concert, and ev-j
erytvhere tile visitors were received j
with open arms.
At Mulberry T. J. \ppleyard gave;
i short talk outlining the objects of;
the iril>. At Ft. Meade Mayor Fatter
son extended a welcome, and gave the.
visitors the key to the city. Addresses
were made Dy Key. .1. T. l'arker an*!
L A. .Mortran. president of the board ;
of trade. The latter presided at the j
watermelon feast stivett in honor of;
tile visitors. Motorcade talks were,
made by ’l'. J. Appleyard and Rev. >
I. Hiller.
Speakers at Frostproof were \V. A. i
Stntz and Rev. Hiller. Alter the itincii i
stop at the Lake W ales Inn the tour i
was to he resumed to Dundee. Lake;
Hamilton, anil Haines City.
Tho schedule for tomorrow is as J
follows:
Thursday
(Start at s a. in. from Chamber ofj
Commerce I leadquarters. I
Bartow First stop 9:90 a. in.
Leave 9:30 a. ill.
Katie Lake Arrive 9:45 a.m.
Leave ... 9:50 a.m.
Winter Haven Arrive. tn:lsa. in.
Leave 10:45 a. 111.
Lake Allred Arrive 11:10 a. in.
Leave 11:25 a. 111.
Aulmrndale Arrive 11:45 a.m.
Aiihurndaie for Lakeland 12:10 p. m.
CAMPAIGN STARTS JUNE 1
FOR CARE AT CROSSINGS
Washington. May 31. —The general
public will lie sreatiy interested
in the campaign which will lie con
ducted under the auspices of the
American Railway Association tor the
prevention of accidents involvins au
tomobiles and other vehicles at grade
crossings. The campaign will he na
tion-wide in its scope and will extend
over a period of four months, from
June Ist to September 30tli. 1922. and
will include all rairoads in the United
States.
Handsomely illustrated posters are
now on dispay in every public place
in all our cities and towns, as well
as in the vicinity of grade crossings
in our rural districts. These posters
point out tlie hazards incident to
crossing railroads tracks at grade, un
less proper caution is exercised. It
is believed Dy many people that the
only safe plan is to STOP. LOOK and
LISTEN, before attempting to cross
railroad tracks at grade.
It is hoped in view of the many
serious accidents which have occurred
at these crossings during recent years,
involving loss of life and property,
that every person operating an auto
mobile will realize the seriousness of
the suuation and resolve to further
the campaign by literally folowing the
slogan which has been adopted:
1 “CROSS CROSSINGS CAUTIOUS
LY."
THE WEATHER "1
Continued showers tonight and to^
morrow.
MEMORIAL DAY )
OBSERVED IN
FINE PROGRAM!
American Legion
Grand Army Posts Join
In Honoring the Mem
ory of Their Dead
Comrades—E. L. Mack
Delivers Eloquent and
Appropriate Address
A beautiful and impressive program
j was given at the Lakeland cemetery :
Tuesday afternoon, in observance of
[the national .Memorial Hay, by t,!i*
Lakeland Post of the American \*e-
Igion. assisted by the Grand Army of
the Republic.
The pavilion was used as the
; speaker's stand, and Lieutenant Get
jsolf if tiie American Lekion presided.
The American Legion band amt
members of the Grand Army of the
Republic and the Ladies of the Grand
Army were seated on the platform.
The instrumental music was supplied
,by the American Legion hand, which
rendered a dirge as t lie opening
number.
Lieutenant Getzoff announced the
[purpose of the meeting in a few well
chosen remarks, after which the au
dience sang “America.’’
Chaplain A. C. Shaffer, of the
j Grand Army Post, delivered an elo
quent invocation.
Commander Thomas Rrvant. of the
Grand Army Post, read the General
Orders establishing Memorial Day as
a day of memory for the departea"*
comrades.
The next number was a reading by
Mrs. William Steitz. who gave senti
rents appropriate to the occasion
iiom a Memorial Day address by
Robert Green Ingersoll.
The audience then sang ‘‘The
Star-spangled Banner,” after which
K. L Mack was introduced as the
[speaker of the occasion. Mr. Mack
paid high tribute to the soldiers of
America in every war in which the
Country lias been engaged, and de
clared that every historic feat of an
cient and foreign soldiery has been
equaled by the American soldier. In
(losing, lie declared that America
will not perish so long as we wor
ship God and keep sacred the mar
[riage tie and maintain the integrity
jof the home.
The address was warmly applaud
| ,m| and elicited much favorable com
iii tit. ...
Hr. .1. M. Gross of the I'irst Metli
[0 ,jj t church, in beautiful and titling
language, pronounced the benedie
t ion.
For the carrying out of the cere
mony of decorating the graves and
[tiring the three volleys of farewell,
[the Legion cliose the grave of Willie
Kearrand. who was killed on the bat
;t! fields of France. The ceremony
i was in charge of Captain William
'Steitz. and taps was sounded by
[Bugler Roy Amidon.
1 At the close of the formal pro
| grain, the graves of all soldiers in
I both the Lakeland cemetery and
j Roselawn cemetery were strewn with
j beautiful blossoms.
MILLIONS NEAR
STARVATION IN
STRICKEN CIHNA
Shanghai, China, May 31.—8 y the
Associated Press—Six million people
out of a population of 27,000.000 in
the province of Hunan, are starving
anil hundreds of thousands are cer
tain to die before mid-summer, accord
ing to estimates of mission workers
there.
laterally thousands have fallen, nev
er to rise in the fields and by the
roadsides. The bodies of the dead
are stripped by the emunciated sur
vivors and the pitiful rags that cloth
ed tlie corpses sold for the few brass
coins they may bring with which to
buy a handful of rice.
One missionary of the Augustinian
order, writing from Yuanshow, said:
“This afternoon I called on a once
prosperous family and found them
eating. Each had a bowl of boiled
grass and in each bowl was a few
grains of rice. The rice in all bowls
of the entire family would not fill
a tablespoon. It breaks my heart
to see this peope dying with no pos
sible help, as the funds we have re
ceived were sufficient to aid only a
very limited number."
In the famine belt the last dreadful
resort of the starving—cannibalism—
is being practiced according to Ma
Llng-Yi, former minister of educa
tion at Peking. Girl children are
given away on the mere promise that
they will be fed and boys are sold
at front 20 to 30 cents each.
The Cubs, with Alexander pitching
held the Reds to a 2-2 tie in eight
innings, rain halting the contest.
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