Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, August 22, 1916, Page THREE, Image 3

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Willamette Valley News
Independence Items
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Independence, Ore., Aug. 22. The
ladies' Needleeraft of the Pre3bytcr
i n church, was entertained by Mrs.
Hugh Hannn, at her couutry home on
Thursday afternoon. The afternoon was
Hpent in fancy work and conversa
tion. At the close of the afternoon
Mrs. Hanua served a dainty luncheon to
the guests. The ladies motored out to
the Hanna home. All report having hud
a good time.
A wedding of interest to many Inde
pendence friends took place in Astoria
on Tuesday eveliing, when Miss Vir
ginia Peterson and Mr. Dean H. Walker ;
were married. The ceremony was sol
emnized at the Grace Episcopal church
of Astoria, Rev. Walter Taylor Hummer,
1). D. bishop of Oregon, officiated and
was assisted by Rev. W. R. T.vrrel, rec
tor of the Grace church. The brido
wore a gown of white charmeuse and
lace, suid carried a bouquet of bride
roses and orchids. The church was dec
orated with sweet peas and Shast i dais
ies. After the wedding a reception was
held at the home of the bride, when a
buffet supper was served to the guests.
After the reception Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ker left for the beach where they will
Hpend a short ' honeymoon, and . then
they will return to Independence, where
they will make their home in the fu
ture. Mr. Walker is a member of the
firm of Moore & Walker Furniture com
pany here.
Mrs. Chus. Smith returned to her
home on Friday evening, nfter spending
a few weeks with her daughter, in Till
amook. Mr. 8. B. Walker and wifo attended
last Sunday in Turner the guest of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Charts and son,
Johnnie, are at Newport lor a two
weeks vacation.
Mrs. Wnlter Blasco and Mrs. Geo.
Weatherall went to 'Newport Suturday
returning Monday.
Miss Hazel Fleetwood left for Wood
burn Saturday afternoon. v
Hester McKay was in Turner last
of the week.
Mrs. Beatrice Ott of Roseburg spent
part of last week with her mjther,
Mrs. McKay.
Gladys Salisbury of Corvullis, for
merly of Turner, spent Saturday and
Sunday rn Turner.
John M. Watson, Jr., and Miss Lu
cile Ransom visited the state buildings
on Wednesday of last week.
(-'. P. Cornelius and family have be
gun picking Kvergreen blackberries
and shipping to the cannery.
Mrs. L. Small and Mrs. Cole were;a Vls't from Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Haves.
Snlem visitors Saturday. I Grandma Tremmel and Miss Gladys
neuna mcKueu spent Sunday with!u. wno motored over trom Salem
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Silverton, Ore., Aug. 22. Mr. and
Mrs. Adolph Wolf enjoyed a visit from
their son, Dr. Lewis Wolf, of Portland,
a couple of days last week.
Mrs. Al Nickerson and little daugh
ter, Mildred, also Mrs. Amos, spent Sat
urday at the Capital City.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil " Ouderkirk, of
Brooks, were guests at the Sargent
home the past week.
Charles McKinley, of Salem, spent the
week-end at the home of his parents,
Mr. irfid Mrs. Bryce McKinley, on First
Mrs. Wrightman and son, Edgar, are
nmlitiM n .. .w. I. ., . l':i,.!i ... I
One Formal Dance Before
They GoSpecial to Con
sist of Ten Cars
At a meeting of the Cherrians last
evening, it was decided that everybody
should attend the drill this evening at
the armory, and again that all should
attend in uniform tomorrow evening,
first for the drill and later to officiate
at the farewell Cherrian dunce at the
Mrs. R A. Con-den and Mrs. L. Ham
mond spent the past week at Newport,
guests of Mrs. P. I.. Brown.
I .a Verno Bailie, who has been spend
ing the past week at the home of his
grandparents, .Mr. and Mrs. J. Haines,
the wedding of their son, Dean, to Miss better.
hr parents, Kev. and Mrs. Bicknell of
this place.
Mrs. Edith Ransom and daughters,
Lucile and Carolyn, were in Mill City
over Sunday visiting old friends.
Geo. Mason and family were dinner
guests of Mrs. McKay Sunday.
Mrs. Green visited Mrs. Esther Nenl
Gerald Gower of Xewbeig spent Sun-1 ""ting at Estncnda. lenvino- for Hint
day with relatives( i). place Thursday.
Lawrence Roberts of Independence! Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Smith and chil
spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Wil-I dren," of Mountain Home, Idaho, who
lis Small. have been guests at the W. A. Reynolds
G. W. Hunsacker, who has been at ' home left for their home Monday,
the bedside of his sou, Howard Hun- Miss Clara Howard is spending the
sticker at his home in Idaho, came home week with Annie Hobnrt and other Sil
Sundny erening, reported Howard much j vet-ton friends, coming from her home
returned to Muclcay Sunday afternoon.
M. J. VnnVulkenburg are enjoying an
Virginia Peterson, which occurred on
Tuesday evening at Astoria.
Mrs. R. J. Bascne, milliner, returned
to her home on Friday spending a week
in Portland.
Mr. K. E. Paddock was a Salem vis
itor on Saturday.
Mr. E. E. Percival, a milliner, return
ed to their home on Saturday, after
npendiug a week in Portland attending
t)ie millinery openings at that place.
Mr. J. G. Mcintosh and wife and Mr.
D. Hedges, are spending a few weeks tit
Cnscadia Spiings.
' P. L. Hedges and wife, accompanied
try E. Cook and' wife, left on Satur
day for. Cascndia Springs for an outing.
Mrs. Zoe Lee. of Portland, is the
jjuest of Miss Zelphu Cross.
Mr. J. Pattersoil was a Portland vis
itor on Friday.
Mr. Guy Walker attended the Walker
IVterson wedding at Astoria last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Cjipt. Dickinson arrived
liere on Friday, where they Will make
their future home. They have been in
(Smith Dakota for the last six mo-iths.
Mrs. E. T. Hinkle left a few days ago
for I.ewiston, Idaho, where she will visit
her brothtr.
Word .was received here on Saturday
night of the death of Mr. Lee Fluke, of
Tacoma. Mr. Fluke was a former resi
dent of this place, and a son of Mrs.
Al. i hike, ot this city.
Mrs. 11. Miles went to Salem Sutur- Miss Katherine Slade. wlm umlom-nnt
'lay. I an operation at a hospital in Portland,
Mrs. Lulu Potter Humphreys visitediis convalescing nicely.
her mother last week. ' The T. E. Preston" and Ed R. Adams
Kev. McCloud of Mill City was shak-1 families spent the past Sunday at Wil-
iiik minus nun I rii'lius Ull our sireeis nun.
last week.
Siierwin Swank of Aumsville was a
business visitor Saturday.
' H. R. Crawforil"and fnmilv are en
joying a visit with a relative, Mrs. An
spending a week at Wilhoit Springs, For Wednesday night, the Cherrians
while the doctor is on a trip in south- will give a farewell jitney dance similar
"'ilr.Tnrr. w w p..i. iv- t0 those of 'wek. 1,11(1 to weeks ago.
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... "V 'vi, iiuiiu iu vuiiiiui:!, llitr
various booths and to take charge of
the dancers. .
Forty-two Cherrians have already
signed up and secured reservations for
the Mtirshfield excursion and at the
laid, moment it is expected that sev
eral more will irecidc to get In on the
big Coos Bay celebrations. With the
band of 22 pieces, this will insure tit
least a marching force of 75 in uniform
when the Cherrians arrive in Marsh
field. . . . . ..
The .special stunt ' committee, ". after
weeks of arduous thinking,- has about
completed its program for the Marsh
field Tiitertainment. This includes the
initiation as honorary members of a
dozen of . Marshf iold 's prominent citizens.-
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Original words have been written to
be sung to popular songs whereby the
entire Salem representation may join
in. Special addresses will be made as
part of the Btunts, including an oration
in Chinese by C. T. Pomeroy.
The train leaves Commercial and
Trade streets promptly at 8:S() Friday
morning and the 8. P. depot 15 minute's
Already reservations have been mnde
tor the Tour Pullmans first ordered and
at Aurora Tucsdar.
Mrs. F. E. Wray has returned from
n pleasant visit with friends at Seattle
Mis. J. F. Harrison, who has been a
guest at the home nf Imr uiui,,,. ir I one hnlf nf Hia fifth tl, ..it .
nice Siler from Ashville, N. C. Miss; J. Low-den the past two weeks, depart-' rations must be made by ,'i o'clock to
Siler is on her way to Japan and ex-led for her home ut Columbus, Mont., i morrow afternoon, and 'as soon as the
peels to sail tor the Orient about the. Tucsdny morning. I fifth Pullman is ull reserved, stile of
''- 'it' u'KiU!ft: . , I PrK- K- Kleinsorgo and family are ! tickets and reservations will .be with-
Mrs. Kusby has been doing some re
puir work on her farm east of town.
Clarence Siineral of the state train
ing school spent Sunday with Mrs. Siin
eral. (ieo. F. Booth of Jefferson spent a
few days in Turner this week.
Mrs. E. Estes of McMiunville is a
ienii jioueris is visiting relatives i eniovinir nn extended viuit t.
and friends in Turner. mother. Mrs. Just!.... K li,,.,.
Mrs. Louie Wolfard left on Wednes
day for a visit with friends at Eugene.
Little Helen Knser is spending a few
days at the home of her uncle, Bert
Miss Bess Cowden went to Portland
Sntiirdny Tor u visit with friends.
MtlVor Putter unit fii.,,ll.f ..,.
guest of her sister. Mrs. Wm. Steele ; inn n ,,i..,,.t ...; , '
nn fith St ' "".mk ...... Ulll00.r4
... .. . , occoe and children, also Mrs.
Geo. Jams family motored to Sa- Hemmington and sister went to Salem
lem Sunday afternoon. . . i Saturday to visit friends.
The Lpworth League members had Miss Eunice Reese came Fridav from
charge ot the services nt Shaw for Kev. her home at Nnmpa, Idaho, for a visit
JlicKey. ' . at ,he ,l0""' f -'r. and Mrs. Frank
Miss Witzel was a guest of Miss.RPPHt.
Elizabeth Oornelius Saturday evening. Miss Rosella Richardsoi, ). ...
spend Riel.lni.,1 Center, Wis., for an extended
Iran n
The special to leave 8:.'10 Fridav
morning from Commercial street, will
consist of two bnggage cars, two diners,
five Pullmans and one Shasta observa
tion. As 148 have alreadv mnde reser
rations and secured tickets, it is esti
mated that fully 175 Salemltcs and
neighbors and perhaps 200 will repre
sent the capital city in the big Marsh
field celebration.
H. R. Crawford and family wi
Mr. Lynn Huntley and Mr. Reeves re- 'this week iu their town home. I)iiriiig visit with old friends.' She
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nianilcr of the armies opposing the Rus- and the other sectors as shown on the, those generals Von innileiiluirg I'rineo
sums, now leads the greatest forces map Rre commanded by various Grmitn ! Leopold of Bavaria nnd Yoii ' Linsin
ver coinmnnded by one man. Their and Aiistrii-lliingarinn generals. Of! gen nre Germans; Bntlinier Pfiau.i-r-nuniber
is estimated at 2,r)ll(l,(l(in. Von. these men Von Linsingen is the best : Haltin, Ters.tvans.kv, noohm-Ermoili
Hiiiilenburg in person lends in the most , known, but the others have been named land Koevess are AustrolHungiiiiniis
turned home the last of the week from
Yachats, where they have been enjoy
ing a fishing trip.
Mr. Kenneth Thompson, of Portland,
is the guest of his uncle, Moss Walker,
lor a short visit.
Moss Walker and George Conkey arc
enjoying a bunting nnd fishing trip at
Myrtle Creek, in southern Oregon.
Mr. J. S. Cooper, Sr., will attend the
annual reunion of the Cooper families
to be held in Portlnnd on August 22.
Mr. Hntner Link and wife, of Airlie,
nccompanied by Mr. Morris Fowle and
Miss Link, attended the Saturday night
dance given here.
Mrs. O. A. Kreamer is the guest of
Portland friends for a few days.
Mrs. B. F. Swope, who has been in the
hospital at Salem, is ublc to be at her
home now.
Mr. W. H. Pntton nnd family arc
Upending a couple of weeks at the beach.
A number of people from Independ
ence attended the Hughes meeting iu
Portlnnd lust week.
: The members of the Tatting club were
entertained at the Burton country home
cn Saturday by Mrs. .1. Burton and her
tlnughter, Miss-Florence, the afternoon
being-devoted-to-faucy work, followed
by a light luncheon. All the ludies re
port, a good time.
. Mrs. H. L. Fitchcrd, of this city, who
underwent ah operation .at the Snlem
hospital lust week, is reported to be do-
, i"K nicely.
the slimmer months Mr. Crawford's: her simnr
camp on their tarm east ot Turner
accompanied j
John HiilleuH
Kd w. her Ordinance Introduced Fixing
Zl aWLVvI M A?'; ,,0n,9 UM ,.M": riM. Mnthew. and Httle I.' f I. .... ,T . 5
JL1LCH5C ui rtiuus usea
John Ahren and Fred Goth.
Arthur Edwards and wife
the younger set to auto rides Sunday
Rev. Wodfen filled the pulpit for
Rev. J. J. Mickey ut the M. E. church.
Winnie Wipper is spending a few
days at the coast.
B. E. Robertson and 1. S. Robert
son spent Sunday at H. Wipper 'a and
Mr. Whitehead's.
"Mum" seemed to be the word in
our little town on Saturday of lost
week when Harley Robertson, young
est son of Benj. E. Robertson, and
.Miss jNora Wood planned to visit the
for Hire
uangiiter. Llovdene. nu ....,.i:.. .
treated pleasant vnmtin.. n v B
Mrs. Broowlcr, of La Grande, Ore.,
who has been a guest in the home of
the home of her dnughter, Mrs. Will
Nenl, deiiarted for h
Miss Lillian Hunnestend, of Corvallis Tn0 ''0"cil last night ordered
is a guest of Silverton friends and stny-i'ne putting up of new signs at all
streets running into the city designat
ing at the John Quail llome.
A sharp frost is reported up at Sil
ver Falls camp Friday night.
Madge Wnrnaek had a birthday Sun
day and invited her friend, Mabel Stew
"h' 5'"' e","tin wilbr Moores, out for
Rose City and Vancouver, without ask- urp ?, V,? ""'e
ing as miich as "if you please." Nev- OTj ' P'"o -
ertheless Harley having that usual
nervous appearance and Xora dressed
in the regular "going awav" gown
of dnrk blue, the whole affair seemed
to suggest "rice, old shoes, . large
placards and chalk," of .which her
many friends and some "should have
been" sister-in-laws used to a good ad
Mr. and Mrs. John Cannon, Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Siinernl and Miss Elizabeth
Cornelius motored down to Njioiig's
Park, on the east hank of the Willuin
ette river a' few miles north of Salem
and bad dinner-under the spreading
branches and on the green carpet of
" Mr. L. Crane and fnmilv. wlm l,.v ""' weal, place on Sunday. . Captain
been snfndinu hnt ;.i.in.. . Spong keeps the park in a sanitary
luuuiiiuii, inrii: ttnv ..nun guuu nu.er,
eamp tables, benches, furnaces" for
cooking purposes, and a number of
swings. "Uncle John'.' was about to
join a bunch of swimmers when to the
surprise of all he decided to remain
on terra firma on account of the ice
berg condition of this "ever onward
lovely river-softly. calling to. Hfe sea."
.lust before this Inin-u left the park
Turner, Aug. 22.Frank ' Davis ' of I It TV ".m" T, f
fishinir trin
the McKenzie, have returned to their
tome, ..
Mrs. O. A. Macey, who has been con
fined to the Salem hospital for a short
time, is able to be at her home now.
Turner Tidings
(.Capital Journal Special Service)
Turner, Aug. 22 Frank Davis
Portland was a Turner visitor Sunday.
- .urs. r-ranK HaKer and son, Lyle, are
m inc parental some in Turner,
Mr. ami Mrs. Edgar Hartley, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert iKiwning, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Minto, Mr.
Mr. and Mr.. HeiTr; .Sauer f'rom Sa- !"' Mr- ,oh" ,Crai' !oU a.nd
lem snent Sunday with A. W. Earl. "'"V" '"".."""in"""
Mrs. L. W. Robertson ' spent Sunday i
with Mrs. Pearl .Giyens.
Mr. and' Mrs. Clyde Welborn spent
la "spread."
Journal Want Ada Get Result.
Western Crude
Wetern, Asphalt - bue, crude
makes the highest grade motor
oil, not only in tur opinion, but
also in the opinion of unpreju
diced experts and of increasing
thousands of satisfied users. .
ihtSianJard Oil ior Motor Cars
Sold by dealers everywhere and
at all Service Stations of the
Standard Oil Company
North Santiam News
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. (Capital Journal Special Service)
Hll?'am Aug. 22. Miiss
Hen McLaughlin is visiting in Port
land. . ...
Miss John Bradley has been quite
sick, a physician was called several
ing to automobile drivers the fact that
the speed limit within the city is twen
ty miles an hour, except within tiie
fire limits of the business district,
where the limit is fixed at fifteen miles
A suggestion that some form of signs
be placed at street intersections to
force drivers of automobiles to turn
the corners according to regulation was
made by AMermnn Wallace, nnd the
matter was referred to a committee
composed of Aldermen Wallace, lTn-
run and want.
Following a motion made nt a form
er meeting of the council, the city at
torney Inst night presented an ordi
nance requiring a uniform license fee
of $2." a year for any public auto or
laxicab with a capacity of seven pas
sengers or less, MO pr year for those
enrrying more than seven and not more
ten to sixteen, and $50 for those carry
ing more tnnn sixteen.
An effort to pass the ordinance re
! license of t"0, over the veto of the
mayor, was nimle at tins meeting, but
was .unsuccessful.
. The next regular meeting of the
council will be held Tuesday night,
September ., the regular meeting date
fulling on Uibor Day
Ralph Snicer was in l'il.i . ,
days ago on business and also to call I
one, yes, Kalpli. .
w. J. Turnine of Cinbt ree ia tiiut
getting bis distillery in operation for',nan W fr t''sp carrying from
mi:, peppermint crop.
. .Quite a number from hern are going
to the hon fields.
' Master Carl Shearer of Portland islio'ring 'traveling medicine shows to
visiting friends here and also intends 'pay daily license of 10, or a weekly
to go to the hop fields. .
J. S. McLaughlin and family motor
ed to the Capital city seve'raT. dnvs
ago. . .
. The S. P. Railroad painting erew has
befn doing some painting and whlte-
nunuillg Hioilg tins point.
More Bathing Suit
Rule Next Summer
Atlantic City, N. J.. Aug. 22. Once
is enough. It's too late to stop it this
summer dui no more baro legged maid
ens, be-socked girla or vest pocket bath
ing suits for the cops in 1917.
Beach Director Bossert announced the
1917 rule for the city commissioners to
day so sumntnr girls may know what to
expect a year hence.
It 's been some summer for the cons
this year. Trim ankles and gracefully
rounded knees, with only seabreezes to
cover them are too popular and too
many of the knees start entirely too
far up, say the eops.
Adrian. Mich., Aug. 22. Announce
metit of the engagement of Laura Marl
Freee to Eugene Brookiee was the cool
zephyr wafted through a teimierature
of 104 today.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 22. A thief
early today entered the office of the
Olnihtead hotel here during the absence
of the night clerk and stole two tin
cash boxes containing 1,102.
(Continued From Fag On.)
the ; negotiations are costing between
2.';mo 'and 110,000 day, it is esti
mated." There is no doubt that a division ex
ists among the railroad heads. Against
one faction, which favors "trading"
witii the- president in accepting the
eight hour day principle, is another
group' violently opposed- to' any step
that would weaken their stand demand
ing irbitrati&n on all matters. ' -
A short session attended by all of
the" two score railroad presidents was
held during the morning, but adjourn
ed at noon until six o'clock this even
ing. In the meantime it was announc
ed the committee composed of eight
presidents nf the leading roads and
headed by Hnle Holden will continue
in session throughout the day.
Up to Railroad Barons
- Washington, Aug, 22. The question
of strike or no strike today was in the
hands of the "big barons" of the
railwav world. A limited number ot
the heads of the country's biggest sys
tems had taken charge of the situation
Their answer, it appeared, was to be
the film I answer to President Wilson's
proposal and personal appeal for pre
vention of the most paralyzing trans
portation tieup in the history of the
nation. Thev were to meet, one wnv or
the other, the president's declaration
that tiie country's imlustriul iuture
rested iu their hands.
In a secret conference nt the Metro
politan club lust night a small number
of the big liaroiis ' of the railroad
world, representing 100,000 miles of
track and 2,000,000,000 of capital, de
termined on a course of action. They
were to place it before their fellow
executives for ratification at n confer
ence this morning. Opinion prevails
that a peaceful adjustment of the
threutened commerce crisis would be
The roads are dying bard, however.
They will not yield, it was declared to
day, unless they enn trade with the
president and gain some offsetting ad
vantages, some "adequate compensa
tion" for accepting what they regard
as "a revolutionary change" in the
eight hour day. But the very fact that
many of the suinll road chiefs, as well
as a iiumlier ot the foremost railroad
executives have reached the stage
where they are willing to talk
"trades" indicates .the president has
stirred up what he termed "the im
mobile opiuion" of rnili'iiud powers.
Manufactured Backing
It is known 1 1 1 1 1 1 the B. nnd O. and
the Southern Railway executives are
ready to make concessions and prsi
dent Hale Holden of the Hiirlingtou, in
whose hnmls Louis W. Hill has placed
power for negotiating for the Hill
lines, is opposed to unequivocally re
jecting the president's proposal.
On the other hand, early this morn
ing the Pennsylvania and the .New
York Central were holding out against
yielding the point of arbitration. A
majority of the great systems appeiired
to be with them.
Throughout the night lelegrams kept
pouring into the headquarters of the
executives and managers appeals from Is
men-limits ami mainline Hiring nrgntn.n- S
Hons in all the big cities of the i-oun-: ,
try urging the chiets to stand pnt on
Out of today's situation belief grows
that the roads will yield iu the end.
It developed today that the inside
committee of the big railroad heads
who met most of Inst night, were get
ting in direct touch lis fast as possi
ble today with their important direct
ors. They expected to be able to re
port tonight or early tomorrow niorn
ipg to the president on their conculs
iptis regarding his plan.
. President Wilson held himself in
readiness to meet them us soon as tiieyls
were ready, mid it was said he had in-Is
heated he has nn plan at present o 1 1 1 -1
er than that on which he has steadily S
insisted. I
These WiU Decide It js
President Holden announced ' theS
committee of so-called "big bnrons's
included himself, . W. Atterbury, Penn-I
svlvania; Fairfax Harrison, Southern S
Railway; R. H. Lovett, I nion Pacific; S
E. I'. Ripley. Santa Fe; A. II. Smith, 5
N'ew York Central; Prank Trumbull, S
'. and O. ; and Daniel Willnrd, II. nnd
O. He issued tiie following statement:
'The committee is in continuous
session, considering the situation, Out i
no conclusion has yet heen reached.
"There will be no strike," said one
railroader today. Officially, he hud
said the executives "would stick to ' son 's proposal was iiuieted bv Louis VV
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the Inst ditch if public opinion contin
ues favorable to the railroads."
Privately, however, his admission
was "they'll talk this 'last ditch' bus
iness, but it is a practical certainty
mar no strme is coining."
The inforniiiiit frankly suid if there
Is any veering in public sentiment as
the railroads interpret it or if Pres
ident Wilson feels the public is with
him, the executives must and will
There is no ilonbht, however, that
the roads will stand out to the end for
some concessions. They want the pres
ident to define strongly and practical
ly some means for avoiding future
trouble. To this end, there have been
inniiy suggestions, (une of tiie fore
most of which provides lor the crent
iug of nn investigation commission
similar to that under the Canadian dis
putes act.
May Be Settled Today
In the discussion of "adequate com
pensation" for yielding the eight hour
day the railroad executives are expect
ed to urge the president to recommend
some congressional action to unify con
trol of railroad operation. They want
the roads placed entirely under federal
regulation, emiiinting state control.
The executives arc now said to be
convinced that they can get rate in
creases from the interstate commerce
commission and with this one of their
principal objections hns been removed.
Talk of violent opposition to any
general acquiescence to President Wil-
i. ill of the lliils who denied he hid
iusiirged against the others.
"I'm in agreement with everybody"
he said today.
lis identiilly he and others professed
not to be particularly moved by Presi
dent ilson s plea for peace in view
of the need for moving crops and gon
ernl supplies both for this couutry mid
foreign nations,
"The crop in our country is ve.:y
short," Hill said.
"They're not even cutting it, muiOi
less moving it. A strike wouldn't af
fect us as it would eastern roads. We
actually have four or five thousand
cars idle. The only lines seriously nf
tcctcd would be those iii-ouml Pitlsbuig
transporting steel ami iron."
The last word on the negotiations
will he said by the nu.nngers' commit
tee. The executives nfter conferring
together, were to call on the president,
explain Hie decision reached and tell
him they would confer with the man
agers' committee. Tills committee wns
to formulate the final decision. There
fore, it appears the Turning point iu
uegotintions mivht be reiiched today.
The employes hud ft brief meeting
this morning and found themselves ut
a loss to si.e up the situation accurulc
ly though inclined to optimism.
Their meeting adjourned (tntil :1
o'clock this atternoon nnd in the mean
time many of them visited the capitol
as t' guests of Vice-President Marshall.
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