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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JUNE 18, 1923
Mi RAIL 101
VOTE FOR STRIKE
95 Per Cent of Workers
Said to Favor Walkout.
OFFICIALS TO CONFER
Kail and Miners' Organizations
Plan Co-Operatlve Action
Against Fay deductions.
CINCINNATI, O., June 17. (By
the Associated Press.) Withdrawal
ot wage reductions ordered by the
railroad labor board and the taking
back by railroads of contracts farm
ing out shop work Is the only way
the threatened strike of approxi
mately 1,000,000 workers on July 1
can be averted, rail union executives
The triple-barreled strike vote ot
seven unions so far returned was
announced by union leaders as be
ing 98 per cent In favor of a walk
out. However, leaders said this per
centage is high and they did not ex
pect the final vote to reach more
than 95 per cent.
Tuesday the rail and miners'
union officials will meet to discuss
co-openat-ive action between mem
bers of these organizations. John
I Lewis, president of the miners,
formally announced today that the
meeting would discuss- the indus
trial situation affecting the strike
of organized mine workers and the
outrageous action of the United
States rail labor board in Imposing
unwarrantable and unjustifiable re
ductions upon the railway era-
In accepting the invitation ex
tended by B. M. Jewell of the rail
way employes for the meeting Mr.
lewis stated that the mine workers
would seek to prescribe "a course of
action which will afford that es
sential degree of Justice which is
necessary to the men working in
these industries and at the same
time give every proper considera
tion Vo tthe welfare of organized
men and women."
MINORITY REPORT ATTACKED
Majority Members of Wage Body
Retaliate to Criticisms. ,
mission on living costs and stand
ards in 1915, a year which the dis
senters said was a fair basis, were
quoted by the majority members,
who, after a lengthy presentation,
said the standard of living for clerks
under the rates prescribed by the
decision is 12.1 per cent above 1915.
"It certainly affords grounds for
satisfaction and encouragement
rather than for inflammatory ap
peals for strikes," the statement
Recognition of budgets proposed
by the minority would result in the
loss of hundreds of millions of dol
lars to the railroads each year, the
majority members continued.
"This shortage would have h,ad to
be paid by some form of taxation
on toe public presumably freight
rates, which would have added to
the burdens of every individual in
the country, rich and poor," they
"It ' is well to remember, the
statement continued, "that the time
will never come in this or any other
country when the ordinary rules of
common sense and business, call
them economic laws If you wish, can
be absolutely ignored in the conduct
of any industry. The latest Instance
in which these laws have been
thrown overboard and replaced by
fine-spun socialistic theories, both
in railway and other Industries 'i
found in Russia, and the result
there is not one that this country
desires to emulate.
'The minority are sowing some of
the tiny seeds that have germinated
and blossomed iato industrial an
archy in Russia when they make
such statements as this: They (the
economic laws) are simply a de
scription of the way in which busi
ness and industry has worked to
date, and it has worked out very
badly for human life.',
"It will be readily 'conceded that
our social and Industrial system has
not invariably produced perfect re
sults, but upon the whole. It has
demonstrated its. superiority to
every experimental substitute that
has been offered. And the fact must
not be overlooked that this great
industrial republic has rewarded
labor with Its largest degree of lib
erty, prosperity and happiness. It
is well not to hold its minor imper
fectiona too close to the eye as to
obscure its benefits."
The minority report to which to
day's reply was made, was signed
by Arthur 0. Wharton and Albert
Phillips'. The third labor member of
the board. W. L. McMenimen, was
in the east on an investigation trip
when the minority ; report was
issued. . :
IIS ARK HELD
EXTANT IN EGYPT
Ancient Structure Thought
to Be Pyramids.
NICHE IS CUT BY FLOOD
CHICAGO, June 17. (By the As
sociated Press.) Majority mem
bers of the United States railroad
labor board, who yesterday ordered
another slash from the wages of the
nation's railway workers, today re
taliated to criticisms of minority
members of the board with the
charge that the dissenting members
presented "incendiary arguments in
a strained and exaggerated effort to
inflame the employes to strike
agalnt the decision of the board."
The minority, constituting two of
the three labor members, were ac
cused of "sowing some of the tiny
seeds that have germinated and
blossomed into industrial anarchy
Yesterday's decision, which lopped
meanly $27,000,000 from the wages
of 325,000 railway clerks, signalmen
and -stationary firemen, brought to- ;
tal reductions effective July 1, under
the board's orders, np to fl35,000,000.
Approximately 1,200,000 railway eim
pittyes are affected by the orders.
AooofmpaTiyinig yesterday's order,
carrying! reductions ranging from
2 to 6 cenits an hour, was a lengthy
supporting opinion from the mem
bers representing the railroads and
tlhie public, and the dissenting opin
ion by the labor members comidenwi
ing the order.
In their prompt rejoinder today
the majority members said:
It is not incumbent upon the six
members of the board concurring in this
decision to follow the minority into a
partisan controversy which partakes
more of the characteristics ot impas
sioned advocacy than o calm adjudi
cation. Insofar as tite dissenting opinion dis
' torts the sentiments of the majority,
misquotes their language and reflects
upon the.r desire and disposition, to do
'justice, we will refrain from comment.
We profer to believe that these impro
prieties crept into that part of the docu
ment which was drafted by the employes
la the headquarters or the railway de
partment of ti-e American Federation of
Labor, and that they were overlooked
by the dissenting members. .
There is one feature of the dissenting
argument, however, which is so unusual
that it should not be passed over with
out notice, and that is the portion
wherein the two dissenting members ad
vise the employes to strike against the
decision of the board. . . .
It is something new for labor members
of the board to Issue incendiary argu
ments to employes in lavor ol striking
against a decurion of the board. The giv
ing of advice of this kind heretofore has
been left to outsiders, who were not
under the official obligations Imposed
by the transportation act, the main pur
pose of which is to prevent railway
strikes and protect the public from their
One of the passages referred to is as
follows: "The transportation act aimed
to substitute for the strike such just
and reasonable wages as would render
resort to a strike unnecessary. If this
tribunal, created to determine such
wages, admits that under existing cir
cumstances it cannot fulfill this func
tion, obviously the employes must use
such power as they have to influence the
labor market, which is henceforth to be
the determining factor in their wages."
That Is to say, if the board makes
such admission the employes must strike.
Then the dissenting members proceed
' to remove the "if" and to assert that
the board has made the admission which
renders a strike necessary.
Not only do the minority step down
from the Judicial position, which they
occupy, to advise a strike, but they
obviously distort and misconstrue the
language of the majority in order to
provide the condition which they pro
nounce a justification.
This is not the only place in the dis
senting opinion where the suggestion is
made to the employes to strike. As a
matter of fact, the entire dissenting
opinion constitutes a strained and ex
aggerated effort to inflame the employes
- by the belief that they have been grossly
outraged by this decision.
A fair statement of the facts will con-
- vince any disinterested man that no in
justice has been done to these employes
by the present decision, and that tho
; decrease in their wages is conservative
and is based upon the law and the evidence.
Declaring that the minority sav
agely attacked statements quoted
; from former decisions by the board
- in which relevant circumstances'
referred to In the transportation act
were considered in wage increases
, the majority members asserted that
"It would appear that the 'relevant
. circumstances' were to be considered
by the present dissenting members
. in relation only to wage increases,
but not decreases."
The statement then went into the
controversy over theoretical living
.. 4 standards and the minority's charges
that, the year 1917 was an unfair
year to adopt as a basis or a start-
- ing point in the consideration of
wages of railway labor.
J "The dissenters are well aware
that the wage reports of this board
- have begun with the year 1917 and
both of them have twice concurred
in this arrangement," the statement
Statistics from the bureau of labor
- and the interstate commerce com-
STKIKE BALLOTS MAILED
Firemen and Oilers to Decide
Whether to Take Vote. ,
CINCINNATI. O., June 17. (By the
Associated Press.) 'Strike ballots to
stationary firemen and oilers and in
structions to general committees of
signal men to decide' whether to take
a strike vote were placed ine th
mails tonight, following the decision
of the railroad labor board last night
cutting wages of members of these
Clerks and station employes will
not take a general strike ballot
E. H. Fitzgerald, grand president of
the brotherhood, announced. He said
the general committee on each rail
road system or road would determine
whether or not a strike ballot would
issue and added that where such
votes were taken the men would be
bound by the result. There will be
no walkout on a number of roads
which have made agreements with
the men which bound them to accept
any wage slashes made by the labor
Spiritualism of 30,000 Years Ago
Gradually Lost to Race,
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. June 17.
Noah's ark, built to save human and
animal life from the flood of'&ncient
biblical times, is syil extant for all
to see, 80,000 years after its con
struction. This is the belief of Dr.
E. C. Getsinger, Egyptologist, now
visiting here. His conclusion Is
based, he declares; on recent discov
eries, following 35 years of research
work, some of the results of which
he described in an address.
Dr. Getsinger . is convinced that
the ark of Noah was not a. ship: that
it was the great pyramid of Cheops
in Egypt. Recent discoveries prove
that the pyramids Noah s ark,
and the others were under the sea
for thousands of years. Dr. Get
singer said. Near the top of each of
the pyramids, at the same level, is a
high water line where a deep niche
has been cut into the rock by the
lashing of a long-forgotten smrf-
the surf of the flood which inun
dated the ancient biblical world, he
declared. Dr. Getsinger said re
search showed the inner passages of
the pyramids to be thickly crusted
with salt, which, chemical analysis
proved, is sea salt
Noble Philosophy Represented.
Dr. Getsinger is ' convinced the
pyramids were built thousands of
years before the reign of the
Pharaohs. The latter, to whom they
have been accredited, merely re
paired them and caused a casing of
stones to be built over them, he
And he is also convinced that the
pyramids stand today a living monu
ment to an old and noble philosophy,
a civilization greater than any the
human race has since attained.
Obviously, since modern science
cannot account for the means used
to transport and place the great
stone slabs used in the construction
of the pyramids, that ancient race
must have possessed knowledge and
power lost to us of the present day.
Dr. Getsinger argued.1 His explana
tion of the feat performed by those
ancient engineers is that they were
of a race infinitely more spiritual
than modern man, that their powe
lay in a greater understanding of
the universe and its laws.
Spirituality Gradually Lost.
For instance, Dr. Getsinger said
his researches indicate that those
ancients, prior to 30,000 years ago,
had no language, needed no lan
guage. They had the gift of trans
ference of thought, a "higher, finer,
' comprehension' of what we call tele
pathy, and as language was porn
into the world for the use of human
beings; this spirituality was gradu
ally lost to us. ,
"In-like manner," Dr. Getsinger
continued, "they understood the
power of light to lessen the weight
of mass objects a fact which mod
ern experiments are even now malt
Some knowledge of this kind, ir.
Getsinger thinks, made possible the
handling of those "huge blocks of
limestone and granite of whicn tne
pyramids are constructed."
Some knowledge of this kino., vt.
Getsinger thinks, made possible the
handling of those "huge blocks of
limestone and granite of wmca tne
pyramids are constructed."
'. Three Chamber Found.
Gnlne further into detail about his
research work in the pyramids,-, the
F.E-vntoloeist stated there are three
chambers within tho Great pyramid
whinh "conform to God s directions
tn Nnh for tho building of the ark.
and these three chambers, named for
the three sons of Noan. nem, nam
and Japhet, represent the three
strata of life and intelligence." The
chamber of Shem, the lowest of the
three, Dr. Getsinger said, is symbolic
of iniina.ls wlra have no sou is. a uc
.nnd chamber, that of Ham, sym
hn!ia human beingB Wltn SOU1S DUl
of lesser intellectual and spiritual
.iHinnint And the highest cham
ber, that of Japhet, symDOiazes me
inspired teachers, tne spiritual in
tellectuals souu OI greater uuuci
' Film to Show Evolution.
it i aireadv known. Dr. Getsinger
continued, that the flood of Noah's
time did not submerge the whole of
the present known worm, out in
nniv the ancient lost contt
nt Atlantis and JSgypi. ..-
lantia has never reappeared, he said
but Egypt, after 12,000 years under
the sea, proved, Dr. lieisingrer uc
clared, by the evidence of sea salt
encrustations to a height of 475
feet on the great pyramid and the
s-Dhinx. arose as a beacon light to
mankind and when the flood sub
sided Egypt was resettled by immt
irmnfa from other lands.
Dr. Getsinger is preparing an edu
cational motion Dicture film, wnicn,
h. . will Taortray vividly the
evolution of Egypt from the pre
historic age to the dawn ot nistory
ONE MAN KILLED IN RIOT
Three Probably Fatally Injured
In Fight Incited by I. W. W,
CHEROKEE. Okla., June 17. One
man was killed and threes others
probably injured fatally here last
night, in a fight between about 60
harvest hands assembled in the city
r,arv lust outside the city limits.
Th. fisrht which assumed the pro
nnrtions of a riot, is thought by of
ficers to have been incited by the
I. W. W. The man killed was known
o- to! Tirnrcek of Ardmore. He
o.-oi nhoiit 40 vears old.
Later 12 reDuted members of . the
t w w . who are charged with
participation in the shooting affray,
. Berries Are Being Canned.
MOTINT ANGEL. Or., June 17.
(Special.) The local cannery has
been busy the past week at canning
strawberries and gooseberries. Fifty
a-irla and women have peen em
ployed much of the time.
Phone vour want ads to The Ore
e-onian. Main 7070. Automatic 560-95
FAIR PETITION IS FILED
84 Per Cent of Names Certified
. by Umatilla Clerk -,
PENDLETON, Or., June 17. (Spe
cial.) Ninety-four per cent certi
fied, the first petition filed with the
clerk of Umatilla county initiating
the exposition tax measure propos
ing state indorsement of action of
the voters of the city of Portland
if they authorize a tax of $3,000,000
for the staging of the 1925 exposi
tion was filed yesterday by W. "W.
Harrah, member of the managing
committee of the fair board.
More petitions circulated in Uma
tilla county and Treely signed will
be filed in a few days. Several pe
titions completely signed have been
forwarded to the secretary of state
without certification, and these will
have to be returned to the county
clerk and certified before they can
3fj without changing: ?J
Don't Forget "Your Favorite Organization Votes" With Every Purchase
Served 5 to 8 P. M.
Today we serve a deli
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Chicken Dinner, with
other seasonable good
things to eat.
269-271 Morrison St.
A Pleasant Place to Dine
(Formerly De Honey's)
Oprm All Summer.
Largest and Most Prac
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Pri-rate Lessons ;
Mill LARK HALL,
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Phone Main SS27.
14th, Nr. Washington St.
rnone Broadway 2002.
NOTICE Teachers' Normal School
Opens July 1 ENROLL NOW.
Diamonds at Lowest Prices.
Jewelry Watches Silver.
Washington at Broadway
Endorse The Brunswick
How significant it is that in the homes of
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The Brunswick! Noticeable absence of
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is one reason. Its fidelity to true musical
form is another. ,
Mahogany and oak. With six
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3 : 1 JUi'lrJ.
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IT lit $244
Walnut and mahogany
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The latest Brunswick out.
Equipped with oval am
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Continuous Post Bed in V. M. (gold color)
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Genuine Chinelles, Three Colors
- These very beautiful and popular plain colored (no border) Rugs In Taupe,
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Linen Fringed Wilton Velvets
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Living Room ...$95.00
Dining Room . . .$95.00
Bedroom ...... .$95.00
ANY ROOMFTJL ON TERMS' OF
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I Pride In Publishing Them. - .
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