Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, February 06, 1919, Image 1

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Weather Report - ;
Only Circulation in Salem Guar
anteed by the Audit Bureau of
.Oregon: Tonight and Friday
rain west por.ion, rain or snow
oast portion, warmer east jor
tion tonight, moderate souther
ly winds. ".
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Chairman Kitchin Of Wjs And Means Committee In
National House Of resentatives, Presents Con
ference Report On A'ca's Six Billion Dollar War
Revenue Bill, Greatest 1 ."his Nation's History.
By L. C. Martin
Washington, Feb. 6. The biggest
tax bill in American history was sub
mitted to congress today for final .ap
proval. When Representative Kitchin, chair
man Of the house ways and means
committee, resento4 'the conference
report on the war tax bill to the house
he announced it will gather from the
peoplo $6,070,000,000 in taxes for the
fiscal year ending July 1, 1919, and,
in succeeding years a li'ttle less than
While big incomes and swollen prof
its foear heavy taxes, the man of small
and moderate -means has a heavy bur
den. .
.Sciifltmr Lnd'ffe. rennhlican . leader.
has publicly expressed the fear that it cont and 65 per cent of all profits over
"imperils business," which, he say's, U'20 per cent. Before figurine this tax
facing a very difficult year. " .the taxjayer deducts from Ms net Ifi
ixill'inu Huiiuuiici-u uiuaty jiu piaus
to call the conference report up Sat
urday. He expects approval in one day.
Tho senate will probably talto it up
next weok if Kitchin gets it through
the house as quickly as he hopes. Sen
ate approval probably will take long
er. The normal income tax for 1918 is C
per cent on incomes up to $4000. and 12
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per com on nignur incomes, aimr
the normal i8 4 per cent on incomes up. tho war profits credit end the amount
to $4000 and 8 per cent on those 07crj0f excess profits tax figures under the
$4000. Tho present normal is 4 per cent
In addition to raising about $0,000,
000,000 in taxes, tho bill gives every
soldier,' sailor and marine and all wo
men nurses in the American forces a
bonus of $00 upon discharge. This means
an appropriation of more than $400,000,
000. Following aro the chief provisions of
the bill:
Income tax on individuals.
Exemptions of $1000 for a single per
son and $2000 for & married one, with
$000 additional for each dependent un-'of
dor tho age of 18, remain as at present,
Tho incom sur-tax rates begin at one
per cent on incomes of $5000 to $6000
stid run to 65 per cent on incomes ovtt
Present sur tax rates aro lower on the
middle and higher incomes, the high-'000 and running to 40 per cent on those
est rate in the present law being SOji.vcr $10,000,000. Estates if soldiers,
per cent on incomes of more than $1,
Partnerships and publie service cor
porations pay the tax as individuals.
not as corporations.
Tho corporation income tax for 1919
is 12 per cent and thereafter 10 per
cent. The present rate is 6 per cent.
Special provision is made for corpor
ations owning oil or gas wells or mines.
Because e ftlie hazards and tho rapid
depletion a special deduction for deple
tion and improvements is allowed. It
Dr. A. C. Seeley
of Health Playing in Hard Luck
Ways And Means Committee
Couldn't See Why He Want
ed So Much Money.
Dr. A. C. Seely, health officer for
tJia Stata Board of Health, played in
hard luck last evening with the juint
ways and means committee which is
trying to please everybody in appro
priating funds and at the same time
get under the 9ix per cent appropria
tion law.
Two yearg ago the State Board of
Health was given $24,000 for its work.
Dr. Seely eamc before tho committee
Inst evening asking for $95,225. After
the committee discussed his proposed
plans, it voted to hive him $24,000,
figuring there would be no more need
of money in that work for the coming
two years than for the past two.
Dr. 8yvv had planned to divide the
state into five districts and employ
five doctors at $2000 a year each who
should go about in vesicating. His
plans also included several specialists
who were to draw good salaries.
Mrs. Alexander Thompson, who i on
the committee, attempted to get the
doctor to go more into details as to
hit .proposed plans but could get no
satisfactory answer. She said: "The
state health department comes here
with a great comprehensive p'.an re
quirin.T thi expenditure of almost four
times the amount it received two years
5o. Yet Dr. Seely did not know how
to answer questions, nor give us any
id a of how he was going to handle
all this money. If such radical changes
are contemplated, why eanuot ho tell
i cd on the fair market value iu
thi ble year. " " "
'- Taxes in Installments.
Th "iiiiil allows income taxes to be
paid in one or four installments, r,
the tax payer chooses. The first in
stallment is duo when the return is fil
ed, the second three months later, the
third in six and the lust in nine month
War and excess profits tax:
Provision is mmlo for both war and
excess profits taxes in the fiscal year.
Kiif nfl-tii. that tio vni nvnfl o inxofl '
conies off except in certain specified
cases whore war contracts run over in
l;.tor years.
The excess profits tax for 19181919
is 30 per cent of profits up to 20 per
come three thousand dollars. cms 8
per cent on his capital, as an excess
profits exemption. Concerns making
less than $3000 a year net income pay
no excess profits. For 1919 1920 and
thereafter tho rates aro 20 per. cent
of profits up to 20 per cent and 40
per cont of all profits over 20 per cent.
Tho war profits tax for this fiscal
year is the difference between 80 per
cont of the net income after deducting
preceding provision. Tho war profits
provision, ono of tho most involved in
the bill, teads as follows:' .,
"The sum, if any;- by-Vhich 80 per
cent of tho amount of the net income
in excess in war profits credit, exeeeds
the amount of tho tax computed under
tho first end second brackets (the ex
cess profits tax provision). '
War Profits Credit.
"The war profits credit is $3000, plus
the average net income for the pre-war
period (1911-1912-1913) plus 10 per cent
tho difference between the average
invested capital of the pre-war period
and the invested capital in the taxable
year." '
Kstate tax:
This provision levies & tax beginning
at 3 per cent on estate not over $5j,-
Isuilors and murines killed in tne war or
who die within ono year from injuries
suite ined in the war, are exempted from
payment of this tax.
Transportation taxes:
These remain largely Cs in tho pres
ent law 3 per cent on freight, foreign
or domestic: one per cent on each 20
cents paid lor carrying express! 8 per
cent on passenger fares except commu
tation or season tickets; 8 per cent, proh
Continued on page five
of State Board
us afbout it." Other members of the
jojt committee thought the same and
tho pruning knife was got out and the
$95,225 asked for was at one s'ash cut
down to f24,000.
Mrs. E. T. Moores, superintendent of
the blind school was given' practically
all she asked, except. a slight reduc
tion in the estimation of maintenance.
She was allowed $1300 to furnish an
atftic for a dormitory, $1425 for furni
ture and general furnishings and $10OO
for repairs, as the buildings are old
and in not very good condition. The
committee also favored giving her
money to pay for operations when it
wa thoifht that' such operations
might restore to sight any of the chil
dren in the institution.
Miss Cornelia Marvin, state libra
rian, told the committee so many good
things about the work of the state li
brary in her rapid fire machine gun
talk of half an hour that it was al
most inclined to give her every dollar
asked for while under the spell of her
oratory. "Oregon has the most liberal
use of books of any state in the un
ion," declared Miss Marvin. "It is
the poorest supported financially of
any state library in the country. There
is no institution in the state that come
in contact with so many people as the
state library. Every post office in the
state has sent in request for books.
Oregon can beat the world when it
eomes to the library question."
Senator Strayer wa a little in douot
about Oregon's state library beating
the whole world, but Miss Marvin had
the figures to prove it. This evening
the committee will decide just what
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Thomas Says We Must Take
' Action If Hi. Don't Want
Sample Russian Anarchy.
Washington, Fdb. 6. Discussion of
bolshevik activities was renewed in the
senate today when Senator Thomas,
Colorado, read a telegram from a Seat
tle atorney, assailing strikes there.
Thomas doclared "tho time is here
when we must abandon our policy of
trusting 'to luck and hoping with an
optimism that will brin'g us to tho
precipice that things will right them
selves. " We must decide whether America
is to be for Americans and instead of
striving for party advantage we must
see to- the strict enforcement cf the
laws and tho constitution."
Thomas declared 'the Seattle strike
appears to be heading toward Russian,
lie said that if the state wide strike
threatened in Washington in sympathy
with Seattlo workmen becomes a fact
and strikers attempt to exercise state
governmental functions, as some or
those in Seattle have exeri'iscd munic-
t: pal functions, we "shall have a full
fledged cxponment in Kussian ibolsncv
Figures Show That Prune Dry
ing methods Could Be 1m
proyed Upon Greallyi
As a means ef obtaining much need
ed information as to methods and costs
in tho evaporation of prunes in this
valley, Manager W. T. Jcnk?, of tho
Willamette' Valley 'Prune association,
has sent out to the leading growers
an elaborate questionnaire, covering
every detail of drying operations.
Thirty seven growers responded, and
tho figures they give are interesting'
suggestive almost astounding in the
wirtn rmiffft vf costs. Thev uz2cst that
that some of our growers are operating
under a handicap either as to equip
ment or methods, rney snow aoove au
things the need of ' getting to gether,
comoaTins notes, and standardizing on
methods and prices.
Tlie questionnaire caiica lor rne type
of 'drier used, size of trays, height of
air shaft, size of heat chambers, kind
of gtove or furnace, the degree of heat
used, tho number of hours required to
dry lfruit, number of hands employed,
tho amount anil cost of wood, and the
final ccst per ton or xno aneu iruiv.
Out of 37 operators, 24 had used the
tunnel type of dryer and 13 the stack
typo- . ....
It is evident that very tew oi tm
growers kept exact tally on their oper
ations and the results can be no more
than rough averages. Thus it appears
that those who used the tunnel type
of dryer required on the average ap
proximately 36 hours to finish their
fruit, while those who used stacks re
quired an average of about 33 hours.
The figures on berth types ranged from
20 hours up to 48 hours. .
Further computation shows that in
both types of dryers it required all
tho way from two thirds of a cord to
one and one foufth cords of wood to
dry a ton of prunes, though in the n
eral average dt was shown that with
the tunnel type it required 1454 cords
of wood to dry 1588 tons o'f prunes,
while with the tfack dryer it required
598 cords of wood to dry 575 tons of
Figures Startling
The figure as to total eofrt of dry
ing are startling almost pathetic, if
iimv rn Authentic, for they show a
variation running U the way from
$15.50 per ton up to $48 per ton. The
general average on both types of dry
ers show a cost of approximately $26.
80 per ton for drying.
All types of stoves and furnaces
were used. Many utilized tho ordinary
hop stove, while the minority used
brick f ornaens., The great majority
made use of lye in the process 4roni
one to two pounds to 50 gallons of wa
ter. .Now out of this mass of contradic
tory figures, it is the hope of Manager
Jen kg that some conclusion can be ar
rived at as to the best methods both
s to operation and equipment. There
is something radically wrong some
where when it ots grower $48 a
ton to dry his fruit. For the sake of
getting at something concrete in this
matter he has call.-d a meeting of
prune growers to meet in his office to
morrow (Friday) afternoon at 1:30
o'clock for Ithe purpose of canvassing
the whole situation. This is au Im
portant conference? and growers are
urged to be present and be ready to
talk facts, for out of this may cme
beflcfit to the whole industry.
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Initial Draft May Be Present
ed To General Congress
This We ek.
By Fred S. Ferguson
(United Press staff . correspondent)
Paris, Feb. 6.....Prospects for comple
tion of the initial draft of the league
of nations constitutioa in time to pror
sent it to the . general peace congress
this week, were understood to be bright
er today.
As the special committee having tho
work iu charge considers the vcrious
problems contained in the 22 articles of
the tentative program, tho conferees afo
Baid to be rapidly approaching an agree
ment, the speed' with which the details
aro handled is increasing as the sessions
continue Tho two questions present
ing tho greatest difficulty of solution
Means by which the league will en
force its decisions.
Apportionment of representation on
the administrative council of tho
Boycott Most Effective
The majority of the conferees 'are bo-!
lioved to be agreed that the most ef
fective weapon of the league will bo an
oconomic boycott mado possible through
a blockade enforced by an international
fleet to which naturally Great Britain
and tho United StateB would be tho
chief contributors. But some members
of the committee are said to hold out
for the substitution of moral for physi
cal forces. These members reclare that
tho main object of the leaguo really is
the promotion of understanding be
tween nationg that will render w-ai's un
likely rather than forcible prevention
of wars after they have been caused by
political or ononomio jealousies. Those
who favor an international police forco
agroo to this promise, yet hold that the
loague must possess some weapon in
caso any misunderstandings do arise.
Tho reported conflict ovor represent
ation arises from the X.?uf of small na
tions that tho big powers will domi
nate the league." Efforts are now being
made to dispel this fear which is held
to be unfounded.
Newspapers Not Able v
v To Issue In bsatt'e
' Seattle Wash.. Feb. 6. With Seattlo
in the grip of the first general striko
in America's history, the city was left
this afternoon with only haphazard
means of learning details of its plight.
Of the ' three afternoon newspapers,
the Star alone got out an edition this
afternoon. With the news boys out in
sympathy with other strikers, there was
no means of circulating the ptpers.
Stcreotypcrs had votod to go out, but
their international union refused to
sanction tho vote. Acting as individ
uals, they walked out in. all newspa
pers except the StGr, where, for some
time, it was uncertain whether they
would work.
Finally at 2 p. m. they made plates,
but gave no assurance they would cou
tinue to do so.
The Union-Eecord, the official organ
of the unions, got out one edition early
Nation-Wide Strike Fends.
New York, Feb. 6. William J. Eow
en of Indianapolis, president of the
bricklayers union, today piodicted 8' no
tion-wide strike of birck'.f.yVrs aud al
lied building workers as a result of the
threatened lockout of bricklayers ar.d
engineeu in this city, who struck In
svmnnthv vith tho ewpentcrs. Two
million men, he estimated, would paf
ticipate in the strike.
Madamo Neuralgia, ,th' palmist, is
payin' her annual visit an' may be con
sulted on affairs o' th' heart anVot
wrist watches in th' parlor o' th' Pal
ace hotel. A bank never loses so oppor
tunity to close
Is Composed Of 421 Iknkrs
Incmding 35 Women, Elect
ed By Pcpdar Vote.
Weimar, Feb. 6. The first popular
national legislative assembly in the
history of Germany is meeting here
today to write a constitution for the
people of tho former German empire
The assembly, composed of 421 mem
bers, including 34 women, was elected
by dfirect popular vote of the whole
people, and is diecidedly socialistic in
complexion. The mcmlbership i divid
ed among the political parties thus:
.Majority socialists 164
Christian Peoples' party 88
Democrats .. 77
German national party 34
Minority socialists 24
German People's party 23
Bavarian Peasants league 4
Guelphs 4
Wurtemberg Bourgois party 2
Peasants' and Workmen's democrat
ic leaguo l
This gives tho majority socialists a
plurality, with other socialistic gTOups
so well represented that a constitution
that would be called radical in any
of tho older countries of tho world is
practically assured.
As for monarchists and anarchlstB,
they aro not even thought of by tho
lawmakers assembled here for tho his
toric founding of a Teutonic democrat
ic republic.
The littlo city of weimar, selected
for tho national a'sembly when it be
came evident that Berlin, with its kais
er traditions and its militaristic, atmos
phero, would not be acceptable to the
democratic Germans, is littlo more than
30,000 in population, and' possesses
none of the facilities usually thought
issentlnl for a national capital. It is
tho capital of the grand duchy of Saxo-Weimar-Eisenach,
and is situated on
the left bank of tho 11m. It las
Goethe 'a town, and still is permeated
by the Goethe atmosphere Goothe's
house, now tho Goethe national muso
um, is ono of the show places of tho
city. Schiller 'b houso also, is pne of
the public assets, and a famous Oootho
Schiller monument, adorns tho -space
in front of tho theater, -! which has
been turnod into a nntional assembly
hall for the present gntherang. Tho two
great poots sleep in tho game vault in
-the cemetery.
OPPOSES pioiscia
Present Law Making Property
RequKite To Vets On School
Taxes Still Stands.
Tho bouse believes it is dangerous
business to let tho bars down for pro
miscuons voting at school meetings or
elections whore a tax is to be levied,
:'.ud tho bill proposed by Richards of
Portland lotting down all sorts of bars
was killed easily yesterday afternoon
when the boys from the country were
heard from,
Bean didn't think it right to permit
thoso who have no personal or real prop
erty in a school district to vote a tax
upon the district. Joncg of Newpoit
said out his way the lumber companies
own a lot of land and tho man yilh
five or six children with no property
could have nothing to say about schools.
Gallagher suggested that if a lumber
company wanted to carry a vote in its
interests, it could import a few hundred
dagos. Woodson of Heppner, one of
tho heavy weights of the house, said if
tho bill passed, every weary Willie that
had lived in Portland 30 days would
have the right to vote on levying school
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school bill he has some ax to grind and
ho generally meet, with defeat. Tho
Marion county delegation voted solid
against the bill and it failed to pass.
As the law now stands, there is a prop
erty qualification for voters at school
meetings or elections and also for vot
ing for school directors. j
Mr. nrntiflm nf TCiKrnnA Wfl fulcc.Pri-
ul in having his legislative service
aud reference bureau bill pass the house
It provides that five professors from
the University of Oregon be appointed
to conduct research work into questions
of importance and give their informa
tion to prospective law makers. As it
doesn't cost anybody anything to have
tho bureau appointed, the bill had easy
1,111 fi.th.roil hv Mr. Pi Ida (f
Brownsville prsscd the house with no
opposition. It provides that teachers,
may conduct eighth grade examinations,
-pt.. .. i r. t.. Tn.i.:nn.l
up to a director or anyone ho appoints.
Th .tt. highway commission will be
nAWfd .mi.lnv .minimi ami t hnv
anything it needs in the way of sup
plies and equipment. The bill was in
troduced by Dennis and is supposed to
be satisfactory to the "interests."
Eeprescntative McArthur is on a com
mittee named by congress to erect a
nermsnent memorial to the late Colonel
Union Leaders Say
Seattle Strike Is a
Successful Move
Strikers Do Not Ask Anything
But Concession To Demands
. Of Shipbuilders.
Telephone And Electric Power
Are Obtained As Result Of
Volunteer Workers
Sct'ttlo, Wash., Feb. 6, Soventy
thousand union men are idle in Moattlo
and 100,000 other workers havo boon
thrown out of employment horo follow
ing tho walkout of 05 per cent of tho
men affiliated with the centrtM labor
council at 10 o'clock this morning. '
Desultory business is being carried
on in a fow scattored business eotab-1
lishincnts and restaurants. Streetcars
aro stopped but telephone service and
electric power aro obtainable as the re
sult of tho efforts of voluntoor oluctrl
cl workers who answered aa sppeul is
sued by the mayor.
Labor's own police force of 200 for
mor service men is. patrolling tho streets
in addition to 1000 extra city policemen
sworn in this morning. There havo been
no disturbances up to noon totny. Thu
labor council at tho request of the metal
trades council U a decided success, Jn
ion leaders declare
Shortly after noon the strcotcar em
ployes joined in tho striko and an hour
later hardly a car was moving down
town. It was stated at the carmen's
hcadquartors that uthorlty to go out
hd been given.
Tho barbers announced thoy and their
bosses wero "taking a vacation" but
donied they were on striko. Japanese
barbers als0 closed up shop.
Failed to Materialize.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 6. The general
striko rodercd by the central kbor
council for 10 a. m. today failed to ma
terilizo at noon, although a number of
unions wnlkod out and there were pos
sibilities of tho strike spreading dur
ing the afternoon.
At noon light, water and powor ser
vice was being fully supplied, the utroet
cars wore running and all tho most im
portant necessities of the city wero be
ing furnished.
Striko leaders, however, expressed
confidence that tho outside electricians,
who voted strongly against the general
striko and who ia largo mcnusro noiri
tho key to tho situation, would walk
out before night. The outcome of a
meeting botwoen the electricians ana its investigators due to the slowness
the executive board of tho central labor 0f commercial telegraph w ires. And
council was expected to determine their the department won't act until it doe
action. I get thut "ofifcinl information." J
A walkout of all streetcar men early General impression about the labor
in Uie afternoon appeared likoly. departmcut was that there would bo m
At the headquarters of the carmen intervention unless unuBunl circumstuu
in the labor tomple a telegram was re-'ces wero reported by the investigator.
ceived notifying them that the interna
t"nnl """N' n"VTnB ,t , t
the carmen 's Btriko in Seattle and ask
ing that ction be deferred here until
&' vico prosidont of the international ar
rives. Some of the largest, unions in the city
i,.ti rAfnimd in wnlk nut. The smelt-
mmi refusnd tn sbide bv the decision
of the labor council and all men were
t "01
The longshoremen also refused
walk out, although It was ojepectod they
would probably bo forced out later.
Strike Begins on Schedule.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 6. The first
ircn....erBl striko in the United States
began here at 10 o'clock this morning,
Practically all industry was at stand-
I Sill', ovrotucur u Ji...v ....
"topped. Milk will be distirbuted only
to the extent of supplying the needs o
hospitals and babies.
- The unions pica to run 15. public eat-
whc" th9 Reneral public as
well as the strikers will be given meala
at stated hours at small cost.
ally all restaurants closed this morning
even before the sriko hour.
Unions allied with the printing trades
are not on strike. This includes every
department. Newspapers will, there
fore, continue to publish here. The
threatened closedown of tho light and
nower nlnnt. did not occur.
The strike afreet" approximately 70
Shipyard workers on strike
' during tho past two weeks de
mand $8 minimum for common
labor; $7 for mechanics; $8 for
machinists. Todivy 's goneral
strike is in sympathy with ship
yard "strikers and does not de
mand concessions of any other
000 workers directly. Of thoso 30,000
uro shipyard workers and .tho others are.
sympathy strikers.
Mayor Hanson is prepared to swear
in 10,000 policemen to msintai i ordor,
if necessary, ho declared today. Ei
trn details of police have been called
to duty and it is reported that details
from the army cantonment at Camp
Lowis and from tho Bremoiton navy
yard and (ho University Tiniiiinpr Stn
tio i are prepared to tuko a liunn ia
tho utuatlon should the emergency arise)
Tho striko committee has issued a
statement that it will maintain its own
police, but will not furnish them with
guns. "Moral suasion'' will bo used
to disperse crowds. ' , .
No trouble has ensued during tho two
wockg of tho shipbuilders' Btriko, but
no attempt had been mado bv the ship
yard ownors to open thoir yards.
The unions have declared they will
not tolerate disorder on tho part of
their mon. They have organized a po
lico forco of their own. eounl in sizo
ti rhe city police force and have a well
established systom of soup kitchens and
benefits designed to prevent suffering,
It remuins to be seen what will be the
attitude of the unions in ciibo Hanson.
tries to keep wheels turning through his
plan of volunteer labor.
Citizens Qml merchants, fearing . a
completo tio-ui), nnd n .possible famine,
have for several days boon collecting
food supplies from all nearby cities.
Portland commission mo 1 have been
foccd to keep forces of men working
nights to take enro of rush orders from
this city. 8d greot has boon the do
mnnd that Portland reports a tempora
ry scarcity of supplies for her own peo
ple. The striko of ship workers, which be
gun more than a week ago, came when
Chairman l'iez of tho shipping board
refused to grunt demands for a wage
higher than thut granted by tho Maty
awurd. Tho ward wus 80 cents n hour.
The ship workers demanded a $6 mini
mum for common lnbor and $7 una $3
a day for skilled labor.
Piez declared in numerous statement
that the board could not in fairness to
shipu'orkcrs in other districts go abovo
tho Mucy nwnrd, which hnd been sanc
tioned by officials of the Anioriean Fed
criition of Labor as well as representa
tives of the shipping board. Piez has
published his statements in several full
p..o uilvcrtismneiits in newspaper up
and down the coast.
He cham-cterized the striko horo tvi
a "cclossal mistake" becauso the ship
building industry is "at stake."
Hrattlo unions are very strong and
tho radical element horo is well devel
oped. Washington, Feb. 6. "Watchful
waiting " about summed up the official
attitude here. No "official word" ha
come through to the department from
Disregarded Covenant.
Wilkcsbarre, Pa., Feb. 6. "Tim
30,000 shipbuilders who are now on a
strike in tho Seattle district have de
liberately disregarded the. covenant
mnde with the United States govern
ment through the Emergency Fleet coi-
miration, although they had sacrediy
promised to coutiuuo work under th
trin i.f agreement set out by the Ma-
to.'cv wnirc arbitration board until Marca
31, 1019," said Charles Pic of the Unit
ed States shipping Doara.
Failure to Settle.
Scuttle, Wash., Feb. 6 An eleventh
hour attempt by Cunrles Pic of th
United States shipping bonrd to pro
vent the walkout at 10 a. m. of from
50,000 to 73,000 ur.ion men has failed,
lubor leaders said early today. ;
Pi. a. uey said, wucd that if the ship
workers would return to work ho would
at once call a conference to arrange
wages rnd hours uftcr the expiintlon ot
the nrebv.it agroen.n.t. The labor men
declared Pica's offer "unsatisfactory.
Labor lenders asserted this would bo
the first striko In America's hisrory in
which labor representing practically ail
forms of activity walked out onmasw.
Tho strike is in sympathy with 30,009
strikinc ship workers who are at log
gerheads with the United States ship-
(Coatinucd on page eight)