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FORTY- SECOND YEAR NO. 258. TEN PAGES.
MINEMS DEFY COUR TORBERRESTR
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LEWIS SAYS INJUNCTION
ISSUED TO GOVERNMENT
WILL BE DISREGARDED GOB
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Eighty Four Union Heads Arc Instructed
Refrain f rom Ordering Strike, Paying
Expensesor Urging Continuance
Administration, Backed By
Congress. fteparc&To Pro
tect Publics Tstefests;
Troops Held In Reaness.
Recall of Mayor Wilson PFRRHlf P. R&P.
Because of Opposition he iiinwcnoni
to More Police Started Uf -UNlVtKoAL-
A movement was on foot here today to recall Mayor
Otto J. Wilson. It is understopd that it is because of his
alleged opposition to an increase of men in the Salem po
1 nannl T11c Hmica And RV.
It was stated unofficially by a leader I H. H. Vandervort, member of .the WUCIOI hib iwuov nuu u .
lnjl!(iMAnnlic Inn rw 3i .tHa strike of bituminous coal miners of the
start at midnight tonight in defiance of a restraining order issued by Judge A. B. An
derson in United States district court today. . .. . , -John
L. Lewis, acting president of the United Mine Workers of America, declared:
"This instrument will not avert the strike of bituminous wire workers and will not
settle the strike after it occurs. The injunction only complicates to a further degree
the problems involved in adjustment of the controversy." -- - '
ijewia uwitutu . - . . .
iiila nr,W on the most "sweeping i -i f- f '
abrogation of the rights of citizens
granted under the constitution, and de-
finey by statutory law, that has ever
been issued by any federal court."
The statement of the head of the
inline workers' union was issued half
!an hour i:.ter he had been served by
'United States deputy marshals.
Washington, Oct.-Sl.-Bitcked by
the solid support of congr& the fed
eral crovernment waited Ails afternoon
nation will 1 for tne mlners to ke 4j'rst move
in xneir siriKe, suii?uu,eu rut huumibui.
The house of repraseniitives, by a
vote of 2G6 to 0, pledge. lis support
to the government in its efforts to pro
tect the public Interest in the impend
THE COUNTRY'S ATTITUDE
Minors No deviation from
original demands for six hour
day, five day week and a 00
per cent wage Increase.
Operators No negotiations
unless strike order is first re
scinded. Government Virtual restor-..
ing of fnel administration's
powers; re-estnbllshment of
priority in coal distribution;
military protection for mtners
remaining at work.
Public Voluntary rationing
of coal; general endorsement
of government's protective
Lewis, after a short session with the
executive board, announced he would
make an oral statement. He dictated
slowly and with great deliberation. ;
Number of bituminous coal
miners, 655,000. .
Puid up union members, 351,
Mines operated by union
Tons of coal mined weekly,
Union fund back of strike,
$15,00,000, ; -
in the Business Men's league that a city council police committee, lnaioa
meeting of that association will be ted that he will tage an active part in
called very soon when Mayor Wilson 'any movement to impeach the mayor.
will be asked to make an explanation and "finance the recall If necessary."
of the affair. Larger Force Sought.
This became known this morning I It also became known, through un-
when members of the city council, in- I official channels, that the Business
censed over the Inference of Mayor I Men's league does not propose to let
Wilson that they are liable to a fine
of $600 for voting an overdraft of city
funds, made it plain that no danger
lies in their action of adding two more
men to the department.
Utter (Justifies Stand.
. "I wish to make it plain to the peo
ple of Salem," Councilman Utter said
this-morntng, "that the city will not be
ng strike. The senate toathe action wrecked financially by this action. It
by passing he Thomas resolution yes-
' ia true that in adding the two men it
torday. It assures th president of "the ' T . :T. i "I"1""" " "
constant, continuous and. unqualified
the police force remain with an add!
tion of two men, but intends to asked
another two officers.
Councilman Utter, in open session of
the council recently, announced his in
tention of making provision in the next
budget for two more men. , If these
men are added it will make a police
force of 12 men, which business men
regard as none too many.
Wilson Is Silent,
A different view of this is taken by
support of congress,"
Order Is Sweeping.'
Tndlananolls. Ind., Oct. 31. A tem-
rorarv restraining order preventing 84
officials of the United Mine Workers
of America from carrying on the schert
uled strike of bituminous coal miners
was Issued here today by Judge A. B.
Anderson of the United States district
The order restrains union officials
Ordering the btrike.
Issuing instruef nna to un'on mem
bers to continue the strike.
Paying strike, benefits from union
The order was issued at the request
of the special assistant United States
attorney general, A. B. Ames. It was
based on Iwo war time acts of con
gress. , War Acts Are Basis.
First The Lever act, which pre-
"vents restriction of the supply of food
Washington, Oct. 31. - Preslde.it or fuel during the war.
... ....(.....novntivaorrirr Second The act under which the
re-establishing the maximum prices tilted States government took over
for fuel as they existed when the fuel
RESTORED BY ORDER
cuntrol of the railroads.
It was also based on the broad pow-
The president acted under authority. clUzena in tlme o tnreatfiI1Gd disaster.'.'
administration ceased to function,
f the food and fuel control act The
order, officials say, will reduce price of
coal in many sections of the country.
The president restores the order
COAL SIRE If TO "
EFFECT SALEM FUEt
SUPPLY FOR WHILE
In the event a coal strike is called
in the east it is not anticipated here
that Salem consumers will be greatly
affected. As local dealers receive
their coal from mines in Washington,
Wyoming and Utah, sections not yet
threatened by a walkout, it is felt
here that no trouble will be encoun
tered unless railroad men strike n
sympathy with the coal workers and
tie up shipments.
If such a. thing occurs, however.
dealers here say that they nave
enough coal on hand, or ordered; to
furnish the city with fuel until after
the first of the year. Should . the
threatened strike also tie up mines
in the three states above named, it is
Troops Move Secretly.
Washington, Oet 81. jA.pproach of
the zero hour in the fhiwitened strike
of more than 400;000 (Bal miners
midnight tonighf foun the- govern
ment secretly moving trlops to strate
gic points in the affeetld area, while
steps were taken to enjoin union lead
ers from directing the proposed walk
out. v .-. " .
The troop movements were as care
fully guarded as during the war. Gov
ernment officials believed that nothing
can stop thousands of. miners from
quting Work at 12:01 m. tomorrow
)and' every precautoijas being taut
en to prevent the mining regions from
being tho scenes of civil strife.
fun, but the city treasurer has assured Mayor Wilson, however. He said this
me that the general fund will take care morning that "I know there are more
of any men we may add tothe police i
ate Military Committees All
Young Men Should Benefit
From Army Service.
Permanent Force Sufficiest
To Prevent Invasion And
Cope With Internal' Distur
bances Is Urged.
(Continued on.patte two)
HONEY TO FINANCE
That the minimum amount of mon
ey required-to start the HomehullUj
ARMISTICE DAY DECLARED
Veterans Ordered Out.
Huntington, W. Va., Oct. 31. Near
ly one thousand First division veterans
from Camp Taylor, Louisville, , Ky.,
were due In Huntington this afternoon
for duty in the West Virginia coal
fields, during the miners strike, local
officials said today they were inform
The soldiers are coming on two spe
cial trains, the first due here shortly
after 2 p.m. - .
N Chicago, Oct. 31. It became known
today the Illinois militia is ready for
strike duty If needed on four hours notice.
Ti.4ha AnflhBnn OCT VrtVflmhpr ft AH '
the date for a hearing on a temporary i probable mat saiem uea era v...
on Canadian mines tor men- iucu
Fixing prices of bltumlnious and lie- Ameg savora, Um6B poInted out that
the action is no way involves the right
of workers to strike.
Position Held Legal.
"This 'n a special action, brought
under laws passed for the purpose of
tilte coal at the mines.
Fixing or regulating commissions of
persons and agencies performing the
functions of middlemen dealing in bi
tuminous and lignite coal. '
UNIONS AND PALMER
PASTORS TO LAUNCH
ANNUAL ROLL CALL
era association, proposed housing or
ganization, is assured, 1 and that the
actual work of consti-uctlng homes
here will begin about January 1, was
made known this afternoon by mem
bers of the committee of five engag
ed in forming the corporation. Attor
neys wore busy today drawing up the
articles of incorporation to bo submit
ted at a later meeting of the commit
tee. The subscription lists then will
be- opened,, and th energies of the
corporation directed toward the build
ing of modern homes here.
To expedite action of organization
and building the capitul stock of the
corporation was reduced by the com
mittee from $250,000 to $100,000.
Following the subscription of the
stock the officers of tho corporation
will be elected.
Schools throughout the
county and city will be closed
Armistice Day, November 11,
according to a statement today
of State Superintendent of
Public Instruction Churchill.
The school children are asked
to participate in celebrating
the day,' which has been pro
claimed a state holiday by Oot
Washington, Oct. 31. General Per
shing today declared for universal mil
Universal training brings many ,
benefits, and such benefits should b
universally extended to all oi our , ,
young men," ne saiu. ,
Pershing appeared before a-Joint .
meeting of the houBe and senate mili
tary affairs committees to outline lu ,
views on tho permanent military pot- -t
icy of the United States.: .
The program, Pershing .declared, s
should include: . ...
- Outlines program. , s
1 A permanent military establish
ment large enough to provide against
sudden attack. - r ; s, - ,:
j t- A small force sufficient for e-
'pedjUonary purposes to meet our inter- ,
.national purposes, particularly on th
American continent; , .. .. 1
$ 8 Forces sufficient to cope with
any internal disturbances. ; ..
I 4 A trained citizen reserve organ-
IS. RALPH, RESIDENT
FOR 30 YEARS, DIES
Every man and woman and young
man and young woman would do weu '
to attend some church Sunday, "if" for
no other purpose than that of learning
something about tho work of the Amer
loan Red Cross. It la understood that
each minister will announce the third
annual sale of Red Cross stamps and
give a short talk about the work of this
Beginning Monday morning, the
Fixing or regulating gross margins winnins the war," he declared. "These
or prices of wholesale and retail deal- ;awfc specifically state they are to eon-ei-s
in bituminous and lignite coal. tinue In force until the terminat'on of
Appended to the president's state- the war by proclamation of the presi
ment was a list of maximum coal dent," -
prices f.o.b. cars at the mines. , Judge Anderson made only two com-
, , mentS aurlng me ?tamenc- J "ey werB road brotherhood heads , conferred
KINO BREAKS SrKED Kb-COilD signifcant. ' ' ; with Attorney Oeneral Palmer today
looks like the government ism a lsoon terreportBof the iMUance of
Washington, Oct 31. KlnfT Albert position to bring tuis suit, the Judge jftn Jnjuncton af?ainst the coat strike
of Belgium with his son, Trine Leo- stated when Ames explained the law ; reached nere-
pold, shattered local rpped records under which government operation of i It was understood that the railroad
when they jumped from Annapolis lo railroads were permitted. men desired to lay a protest against
WaaWntrtnn bv motor in Just an hour. Public Protected. ... ..., il(.frR l'aimer and to tell
The distance is 47 miles. At some spots At another point Judge Anderson i h)m that ,t mlght be impossible to 1 jj wave comes to some section, they
a soeed ot B6 nines an nour w.is mum- asueu roaiiiuuiB 1"""""" " " .hold railroad men irom siriKinn n
wnclrnrfl will tn.rt the enrollment cam-
Washington, Oct. 31. Twelve rait- paign ana jt is hoped that very per
son, young or old, will see that their
name is enrolled and that at least one
dollar Is paid to the worker.
You may think that here is not the
ned for funds now that there once was.
In this you will be mistaken. The Red
Cross must be prepared so that when
a catastrophe like the Corpus Christ!
Mrs. Martha J. Ralph, for 31 years a
resident of Saiem, died at her home,
148 Wilson street, this morning. She
was 70 years old when death overtook
her. Funeral arrangements have been
completed and the services will be held
at the chapel of Webb & Clough, un
dertakers, at 2 p. m., Sunday, Dr. Geo.
Holt officiating. Burial will be in the
I. O. O. K. cemetery. ... '
Mrs. Ralph is survivel by one daugh
ter and three sons.
here December 4, 1917.
Her daughter, Mrs. L. Masc, lives
here. Barl Eddlngs, son, resides at
.iaea to met the emergency of war.
0 A standing army i m,vuv
800,000 men Is ample for the peace
time needs of the United Btivtes, Per- .
Outlining the benefits which ne Be
lieved would result from adoption of
universal military training, Porshln
Ilenefits Are Cited. . .
Development ot physical vigor and
manhood; development of mentality;
decrease ot Illiteracy i teaching of dis
cipline and respect for constiund au
thority; development of initiative and
better preparation for the duties ot
cltlienshin This last benefit, Pershing
said, is especially neoded'among aliens
If Ame'Icahad been unprepared our
lights would not have been vlolatel.
Pershing wild, and added that tnia
country's success !n the war was due t
the united tMermlnation of the people
ralhtr than tc any forethought In pre
"The w:ir has '-laced thH country In
a new light, ' lershing said. "It Is no
longer measured by weait'i, Its popuia
tion nor omi fo-m of goe!iment, bu!
by our purposes to mii"laln 11U
Too M'iny Stafr Officer.
, Pershing rCvommendfld that tb
broad powers of army r"-tganizatlon ,
allowed the oresident during war tlm
A charter was granted this mornieg j,e eontlnuort In peace, ihli is in ae-
to the Farmers & Stockgrowers Bank cord with the general sti.t view.
hhofl ,i,,i at .Vale, Malheur county by Will H. The number cf general t'iff officers .
LABOR HEAD DEFIES
rhoenlx,' Ariz., Oct. 31. The ses
sion of the Arizona State Federation
of labor today was thrown into high
excitement when Secretary Ceorge
D. Smith denounced the war and
challenged authorities to arrest him
under the espionage act.
Smith was speaking on his resolu
tion to demand Immediately the re
lease of all political prlsonors, includ
ing "all tho boys of the I. W. W. and
all conscientious objectors."
I "I spent $10 on liberty bonds,"
Smith shouted, "and I am ashamed
"If the espionage act Is still In ef
fect, come here and get me!"
The convention ordered the resolu
tion returned to committee to be re
VALE BANK CIIAIITFUFD
Bennett, sate superintendent of banks. provided for in the army olll is excos
The institution Is capitalized at fifty slve, he said. ,
thousand dollars. M. Q. Hope is pre!- He prei'.cted a great futnie for th
riont nnrl B TTii m nhrnva. rnhlr. This ale asrvlcft f.nd hald that I'll' 1, 06, Grfifct
Eugene, Harry Ralph resides in Salem makog the thlr)J bank tot Vale, two na- Tritaln and Ituly were laying stress on
and the other son, William Ralph lives bankg bfl girotKly established, this phase of the army,
at Ooverdale, Wash. .
Residents of Nortk Fourth
. Street Petition Council for
Paving 30 Feet In Width
the government went ahead with the
W. O. Lee, head of the railway
will be equipped with funds and sup
plies so that the work of caring for the
helpless can be carried out without a
moment's delay. Suppose Salem should
trainmen, and L. H. Sheppard, head fce vlBited by g0m(v disaJrtOT an(i haif
of the railroad conductors, were the lhe populaUon of our beautiful city
two raUroad union heads who did not made homeIe8g and helpless and
attend the meeting at Palmers "i; ,lnany wounded and onable to care for
icon- . themselves it would be the finest
Lee sall ne unueraiooa .e ... h .or1d , ,h Rd
nnection with the ' . . . tu
A petition to the city council, ask- smoothed over, and the necessary fill
in.? thnt North Fourth street be pav- .made. without a prohibitive cost.
o i,ith ,f an twt from the north This is the street that has been ..,ave dmands before the railroad ad
street, ana: proposed as tne logical inorougnuire ; ministration and are awaiting an ans
I Ing bad some, co
miners strike, and
"I do not Interfere with other peo
ple's business until I am asked to."
He said he had received no request
to take any part in the miners strike.
Lee and Sheppard s organizations
ORGANIZATION OF BUILDING
CLUB TO PROVIDE HOMES PLAN
A plan, adjudged simple in detail I a month, and with this f 10,000 foar
and logical in design, to form a build- bungalows costing $2500 each could be
imr club in Salem, for the purpose of , built. After these bungalows are tmlit,
rringlng an end to the shortage of
city limits to Belmont
that that part of the old mill proper
ty between Belmont street and the
North Liberty street brkfge be open
ed up and made a part of Fourth
street, will be circulated among prop
erty owners or Fourth street Satur
day, it became known today. The pe
tition has already been prepared.
An effort to have .Nortn rourcn
for entrance to the city rrom tne WPr t0 thm,
north. Is passage by several churches, j A protest against Issuance of the
through a part of the best residence injunction was lodged with Attorney
district of the city, and by the Com- .feneral Palmer previous to the meet
merclal and Elks clubs, makes it an fnff nt ,ne American Federation of
attractive feature to tourists coming jj,bor. Twelve of the fourteen union
to the city, leaders of the movement heads saw Palmer. W. O. Lee, head
say. ' of the trainmen, and L. K. Sheppard,
In making the crossing of tne oiu head of the conductors, reiuseu to at-
s'reet paved a width of 20 feet has; mill property at North Mill creek it Und. It was uncertain whether these
already been made. Put those back j id pointed out that the portion of the two WOuld attend the afternoon meet-
Cross come to our aid and come the homes here, and providing aceomoda-
momcnt they louna out auout our Uion. for Incoming people, was ex-
pllght. You will recall that the Red piajned this morning by Will E. Purdv,
Cross did a fine work in Salem during ,tB au,hor, Mr, pmdy has been act:")
the last influenza epidemic and stands i tha past dayg ci,cu 8Hng a pet',
ready at this moment to help suffering 1 1 t,n tQ th rty couni-,;i asking for a
they could be sold and the buyer would
pay at least one-half down. This mon
ey from the properties sold, would go
to the club to build more houses eaoh
month and at he end of the twelve
months $120,000 would have been col
lected frcm the members ana at eas ;
one hundred houses built
In the end when this plan la worked:
out, the purchaser would buy tBe prop- ,
erty at cost, the members get their
(Continued on page six.)
of this latter movement believe that property
it shoufd be 30 feet wide, from curb j made ito a public playground,
remaining could easily be infr. y
or I Officials1 who attended the confer-
i - ' ; . i. . . ' r- nff -a .a ft. .fail irt luiV
to curb. . used for other civic purposes, as has ?nce . ,
ed to make this connection could belNorth Salem Improvement association Bjnwn meeUng.
humanity wherever they may be
If you have any mistaken Ideas
about the work of this society or if you
have heard one work of condemnation,
no matter from what source, you are
advised to cal lat Red Cross head
quarters In the postofflce and inquire
Into the matter. Give the Red Cross
a chance to explain what it has done
and is doing today and learn what It
Intends doing in the future and I am
sure you will enroll your name and
leave your money before you leave
There are no prisoners In the Crook
public mass meeting, H which plans to
ctmbat the housing menace will bj
discussed and formed. This petition
will be presented to the council at us
meeting next Monday night, Mr. FurJy
In discii-slng the movcrtent, Mr.
Purdy exiii'imed the id-r. o? his plai,
and said tint In clruia;n.s the p-itl-
tlon he hi'j encountfi.i r.etrty iu
port. Rrfrtlv his proposed plan fol
lows: "One thousand citizens of Salem join
a building club and at the same time
pledge themselves to pay $10 per
month for twelve months, or those thnt
pay $120 In advance if they pie
dock:" tor "uirt. rssr - - - id 1M04
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