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Albert Lea Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 4, 1921, Albert Lea, Minnesota 8 pages Attis Linti Purisi a pages Freeborn county times Twer to six year Albert Lea Enterprise forty ninth year Albert Lea. Minnesota. Wednesday May 1921, number eighteen volume fifteen. S. Rejects German plan for payment nine Days remain for Germany to give consent to allies plans. U. S. Note delivered to Germany this morning. Plans for occupation Complete. By associated press French military Headquarters. Mayence May 3.�?the plans for the occupation of the Ruhr Valley according to the French general staff provided for the exclusive use of White troops it was announced Here today. The two moroccan units which left Here last night in the direction of Dusseldorf did net proceed to that City but will go elsewhere. London May 3.�?after approving the measure for the occupation of the Ruhr Valley should Germany fail to comply with the terms of the Allied ultimatum and also discussing the question of naval demonstrations. The Allied supreme Council today completed its examination of the financial clauses of the reparation demands which were virtually agreed upon by the drafting committee. Washington May 3. In urging Germany to make at once direct to the Allied governments adequate proposals on reparations the american government was believed by the a lied diplomats Here to have definitely closed the reparation incident co tar As the United Stales was concerned. The administration said the communication spoke for itself. They would not indicate consideration which caused the dispatch somewhat unexpectedly last night. Action was taken it was said without any communication having been received from the Allied supreme Council at London. The state department has been kept informed or events in the supreme Council and it became evident that Germany a proposals Are unacceptable As a basis for discus Sion. London May 3�?the Allied supreme Council today derided to take no naval action against Germany without consulting the United Silies the committee of experts at this mornings session reported on to plan worked out concerning the guarantees to he demanded of Ger Many for the payment of reparations and the Council will consider it this afternoon. Occupation of the Ruhr Coal Basin in the event of such action should become necessary was considered by the Council with the military representatives of the allies. The Counell then adjourned until 3 o clock this afternoon. It is expected the Council will finish its labors today. Four suggestions were examined by this Council this morning the blockade of the German ports the partial blockade a demonstration without a blockade and seizure of the custom receipts in German ports. Sir Gordon Howard for great Brit Ain and m. Fromageot famous International Legal member of the French foreign office gave a judgment astr the rights of allies in relation to Mutual countries. The unanimous opinion was that nothing further should be done con ppr Ping tia a action until the views of the Washington government overs Learned and Only As an additional Means of compulsion in the even that occupation of the Ruhr Valley if carried out should not prove sufficient to cause the surrender of Germany. London. May 3. Nine Days remain for Germany to inform the allies of her intention relative to the payment of reparations and give guarantees for the execution of her promises. She must Deal directly with the Al lies it was believed but As or Hughes the american Secretary of state was deemed to have closed the door to Washington in the note he sent to the German Cabinet last night. London Mav 3.�?premier Briand read the text of the note sent by Secretary of state Hughes to Germany j urging the government of that country to make Clear definite and adequate Pinr it opals to the Allied govern ment while at breakfast this morn Jip by was greatly pleased with the note. Continued on Page six Stillman gets out of City Bank by associated press new York May 3rd.�?james a. Still a today Resig Ted As president of the National City Bank. Charles e. Ditch Ell was elected to succeed Steamer Burns at sea nine missing these thought to be drowned. The rest of the Crew of 40 or 50 men were reported to be taken off by other ships. By associated press Washington May 3.�?nine persons Are believed to have lost their lives in the burning yesterday of the japanese steamship Tokuyo Maru off Cape Mears ore., according to wireless advices today from the United states transport Buford. Marshfield ore., May 2. The japanese Steamer Tokuyo Maru is on lire and sinking rapidly in latitude 15 40, Longitude 124 59 West Accord ing to radio advices received Here. The Steamer Horace x. Baxter has gone to the Relief of the japanese ship. San Francisco �?Tal., May 2 the Tokuyo Maru. Reported afire off As Loria ore., is a freighter of 5,800 Gross tonnage owned he the Tovo Visen Kaisha japanese line and under the command of Captain Susuki. She is 400 feet Long and 32 feet beam. She was built in 1920 by the Sano shipbuilding co., of Taur Uini Japan. She carried a Crew of Between i it it my 50 men. Seattle. Wash. May 2.�?the naval a Adio station Here picked up an s o s message at 4 50 p. A. Reporting the japanese steamship Tokuyo Maru on fire and sinking rapidly at attitude 45 40 North and Longitude 124 59 West. The army transport but orly was reported to be standing by and rocking up the Crew from the sinking ships boats. The steamship Santa Alicia and the Revenue Cutter Snohomish were reported proceeding to the location of the Tokuyo Maru which left Astoria for Japan this morning according to the naval radio operator. The vessel is about 300 Miles off Shore Southwest of the Mouth of the Columbia epidemic is raging is South Dakota Paul Giera and Herman Bernstien met death when Ford car goes off High embankment South of the Village near Fred Bailey place. Accident discovered by Markin Hoeg tuesday morning in Way to Alden. Believed Bernstien suffered broken neck and Giera smothered to death. By associated press Pierre s. I>., May 3.�?Western South Dakota is in the grip of an embryonic Oil craze the further develop ment of which will depend upon the Success or failure of a dozen or more1 a wild cat veils now being drilled in various parts of the state from the Missouri River to the Wyoming and Montana Boundary lines. The epidemic or whatever it May to called is raging most severely within a radius of 60 Miles of this the capital City where speculation has been rile for Many years because of certain formations As to whether of not the Western Oil Fields extended this far East. Based on recent geological surveys of Montana geologists agree on the general theory that the Field in that state extends from Northwest to South East and if it continues Southeast Waid must extend into South Dakota. These geologists also agree that to surface indications Are As prominent in the suspected South Dakota Oil area As in the proven Montana and Wyom ing Fields. Fossils shells and various precis Torio formations Are present Here it is said which Are necessary to form the Oil containers. Geologists who have made surveys in this state say that in certain sections it is their opinion Oil should be found at a depth of from 2,500 to 3.500 feet. Fred a. Davies of Lewistown Montana and l. G. Free of Lusk Wyoming both of whom made separate surveys of the Western half of the state last fail declare there is Oil under certain sections but in what Quantity they refused to Esti mate. Paul Giera son of or. And it mrs. Albert Giera and Herman Bernstien son of or. And mrs. Harry Bernstien both of Wells were found dead underneath their overturned Auto a mile and a half South of Aiden Village Early tuesday morning by a Farmer Martin Hoeg As he was on his Way to Alden Village. The Accident took place on a High Grade near the Fred Bailey farm. The car Lay Bottom Side up about twelve feet Down the Highway embankment with the men beneath. The men about 10 of clock Mon Day night drove up to the Fred Bailey Home and asked for Gas. After filling their tank they started South. About Midnight they railed at the Albert Ostrander farm Home asking or. Ostrander to help them get their car out of the ditch about a Mue South of the Bailey farm. killed in train wreck in j a West Virginia by associated press Bluefield. W. Va., May 2.�?six persons were killed and 27 injured nine seriously late today when a Norfolk Ltd. Western Railroad passenger train backing up from Gary. W. Va., to Welch w. Va., ran into an open switch and crashed into four loaded Coal cars. One of the passenger coaches was telescoped. Roanoke a. May 2. Six persons were killed and a score or More injured late today when the tug Fork passenger train hacking off a Branch line near tug. W. Va., broke Loos and crashed into a string of cars on the main line of the Norfolk amp Western railway. Several passenger coaches w Ere derailed and Turne Over. Ostrander phoned to Orrie Babbit George rein tie a nearby Farmers and the three men went to where the car was ditched. Not until 2 of clock in the morning the men get the car Back onto the Road. The car had lost its lights and was otherwise damaged in the Accident. Or. Ostrander loaned the men his lantern. The Farmers Scon found the strangers were in no shape to drive their car so attempted to persuade them not to go farther. Or. Ostrander even tried to hold the men from getting into the machine. However they finally jerked away and with Giera holding the lantern and Bernstien driving the men disappeared toward Alden. This was the last seen of the men until or. Hoeg discovered their bodies beneath the wreckage. Coroner Webber of Albert Lea was summoned and he arrived at the scene of the Accident about 10 of clock tuesday morning. Several Hundred people from Wells and other parts of the immediate territory were already on the scene. Or. Webber found that Giera still held the lantern in one of his hands. Gieras body Laid half under the Tonneau and half on the outside. It is believed that his neck was broken and that death came instantly. Bernstien was lying a Jack knifed beneath the car with the weight of the machine resting upon him. It is believed that he smothered to death. In one of Gieras pockets was found a quart bottle of liquid Only partly full. It is believed that the a quid was a mixture of extract and Moonshine. A full Case of Lemon extract was beneath the car with the men. The bodies were taken from the wreckage and to the Beatty undertaking Parlours at Alden by Brohn amp Gray of Alden and then. Turned Over to undertaker Fred Hanson of Wells. The bodies were taken to Wells about noon tuesday. Gieras brother and the father of Bernstien who were called to Alden went Back to Wells with the remains. Bernstien was 19 years of age and Giera 27 years old. Young Bernstien was employed at the Gohde bakery at Mills died today had been member of slate Railroad and warehouse commission since 1893. Boast a impartial Justice resident Dies in fire of mining Camp by associated press great Falls. Mont., May 2.�?wooden business buildings in Neihart one of Montana a historic mining Camps burned this morning with a loss estimated at $225,000. George Roehl. One of the town s oldest residents was burned to death. The file which started about 1 30 in the morning destroyed the concentrator of the Cascade Silver mines and Mills. The Shaft House of the Queen of the Hills mine two resilience and the Frisco hotel a wooden Structure built in the Early �?T90�?Ts by judge Roehl. The hotel was closed As a hostelry last fall. Or. Roehl who is an invalid occupied one room in it with his brother. The brother rushed to the Street to get Aid but was prevented from returning by the flame Roehl was 83 years old and a native of . Harding starts drive on deficiencies by associated press Washington May 3.�?president Harding launched a drive today against what he termed the dangerous tendency of government departments to live beyond the Means provided for them by Congress and submit requests for deficiency appropriations to cover deficiency appropriations. In identical letters to Cabinet members the president called attention to the fact that Calls for approximately $216,000,000 in deficiency appropriations Are now pending and that the estimated deficiencies will run very much beyond that sum. By associated press St. Paul. May 3d.�?judge Ira b. Mills chairman of the state Railroad and warehouse commission died at his Home in St. Paul at 4 30 a. M. Today. Judge Mills had been a member of the commission since 1893, when he was appointed by gov. Knute Nelson. He served As District judge at Morehead Minn and later As assistant attorney general previous to his appointment As Railroad and warehouse commissioner. St. Paul. Ira b. Mills was Horn in scotch town new York january 14, 1851, and spent the Early part of his life on a farm. In his discussions and his rulings he never forgot the Early farm training and often mentioned it. Anxious for a Good education he Knute Nelson asked him to serve As Railroad and warehouse commissioner for the state. He accepted and governor Clough in 1897 and in 1898 reappointed him. He was elected d to the same office in 1900 and continuously served up to the time of his death. One of the outstanding features of his Long service on this commission was that none of his decisions on Railroad matters was reversed by the his proudest l our a although there were numerous appeals t o the state supreme to court and also to the United states supreme court. He was elected president of the National association of railway commissioners in 1904. His service extended Over a period of time that witnessed the period of j a a Lioom building and depression. He watched the state grow and develop and took an important part in its growth. One of his proudest boasts was that he had always a dealt impartial Justice to ally and it is said of him that he viewed the merits of every Case with a a cold impartial to keep ships running during strike chairman Benson Calls upon a fall Loyal citizens to rally to the support of their by associated press Washington May 2.�?announcing a policy of no Compromise on the ques Tion of a 15 per cent wage reduction in the settlement of the controversy Between the shipping Hoard american ship owners and Marine workers chairman Benson tonight called upon a fall Loyal citizens to rally to the support of their a full Protection a he said a both now and after the controversy is settled will he Given by the shipping Board to All those who come to its assistance in keeping the ships in new York May 3�?a test of strength in the Marine workers walkout which began yesterday was expected in this port today when two big shipping Hoard vessels with passengers mail and freight were due to sail for european ports. These ships the old North state. For London and Boulogne and the Potomac. Tor Danzig would sail on scheduled time it was said at the offices of the United states mail steamship com Panay Union leaders declared How Ever that they would remain in port they claimed that the engineers of both vessels had quit and that men to replace them had not been signed. Several other ships were on the sailing lists today the Jefferson for Norfolk the Matt Ole for Baton Rouge the Mun Indes for Cuba and the Munro and six Aola for the West indies. Of these Only the six Aola was reported As having a full Crew. Union officials said the regular Crew of the six Aola Hail walked Oft and that a substitute Crew had been signed later. Of sixty ships loading Here for sail Ings during tie months 37 Are due to leave port this week and it was predicted in Union circles that the effects of the walkout would be Felt gradually or with the failure of each of the ships to make its scheduled departure Crews on about 50 of the 310 ships in the port have obeyed the walkout or Der they said. Out of the 310 vessels about 50 per cent of them were Laid up for repairs and Slack business. It was claimed by owners that they were having no trouble in signing seamen and firemen. They admitted however that filling the jobs of engineers is a More serious Grade fight taken to president about 10,000 printers Are now on strike by associated press St. Paul May 3d.�?Minnesota farm studied earnestly graduating from the ers have carried their fight for Modi Albany school of Law in May 1872. Fled Grain grades directly to presi he opened his first office in port Jar Dent hard Ngi l e Potter president vis n. Y., after his marriage in 1874.a a a and decided to Quot to West Quot will min 01 Lle Bureau fe<1 Nesotas As his destination. Oration said today upon his return politics interested the Young Law from Washington yer and he was induced to enter the the Minnesota delegation Organ race for judge of the eleventh Judi sized by the legislature to petition the dal District in 1ss6. He was elected department of agriculture to make and when that District was divided he the Federal Grade confirm to the old became judge of the fourteenth Dis Minnesota Standard was received by strict the president with the Assurance that when the populist wave swept Over he had full Confidence that the fed Tom country in 1892 he was swamped eral department of agriculture would politically As were the majority of work out a satisfactory arrangement others but in january. 1893. Governor or. Potter said. Proclamation 1 am very glad indeed to endorse the movement for Observance of National Hospital Day on May 12. Any movement which Lias for its object the arousing of Public interest in the True scope of Hospital service meets with my Hearty approval. We. Wohlhieter mayor by associated press Indianapolis ind., May 2.�?officials of the International typographical Union after checking their reports a received today on the inauguration f strikes in a number of cities to end a orce demands for the 44 hour work week in Job and Book printing offices predicted that less than ten thousand would be Idle As the result of the walkouts John Mcfarland president of the Union said Complete figures would not he available until late to Morrow when reports Are expected from the various local unions As to the number of men entitled to strike benefits. Or. Mcfarland and other Union officials expressed satisfaction with developments of the strike for the Shorter work week. Or. Mcfarland said that few news papers would be affected. The strike will not affect newspaper printing plants unless an Effort is made to employ non Union printers in offices where newspaper and Job printing plants Are combined he said. Union officials declared that the sporadic strikes throughout the coun try could Only he brought to an end by local agreements.12,000 paper workers Are out on strike Peiu Amaua by associated press Albany n. Y., May 2.�?approximately 12,000 members of the International brotherhood of paper workers Are on strike James t. Carey president of the brotherhood said today. The plants affected Are located in the northeastern Section of the United states and in Canada and Are operated by the International paper company. Tidewater paper company Minnesota and Ontario company and the fort Frances paper company most of the Mills Are engaged in the production of newsprint paper. A few Independent companies located at Thomson Felts Mills great Bend and Hadley this state have signed a wage and working agreement with the Union and Are not affected by the walkout. The strike was called in protest against a wage reduction of approximately thirty per cent and a change in working miners and operators on trial today bituminous Coal men affected. Criminal partnership charged Between 1 hese in violation Sherman anti Trust act. 1920 Coal shortage by associated press Indianapolis ind., May 3.�?a criminal partnership Between soft Coal operators miners and retailers has existed for Many years according to the government in its anti Trust prosecution which began in the Federal court Here today. The indictment is directed at 226 persons and corporations and is in five counts each charging violation of the Sherman anti Trust Law. Among the individual defendants Are John l. Lewis resident of the United mine workers of America d. B. Wentz president of the National Coal association Many others of both organizations and some of the most prominent operators in the country. The miners officials under indictment number 39, the operators retailers and their employees 88 the corporate defendants 99. The defendants reside in six states Missouri Illinois Indiana Kentucky Ohio and Pennsylvania. Taken As a whole the indictments charge first restraint of Trade second restraint of Commerce third restraint of Trade and Commerce fourth conspiracy to monopolize and fifth monopolization. The indictment is estimated to contain 50,000 words one paragraph of which says a that at various joint conferences miners and operators agreed and arranged that they were partners in the mining production and distribution of bituminous Coal in these eral states and that they should and would Aid and assist each other in their plans and efforts to increase wages increase prices create shortages and limit production and distribution that bituminous Coal should not be sold at any time for a Price that did not at the time yield a profit to the operators that whatever increase of wages of miners should be agreed upon should be added to the Price of Coal that Competition among operators should be eliminated by organization among operators and such other methods and Means As would be effective therefor that the Means of increasing the Cost of production and the Price of Coal was by closing Down and keeping Idle the Coal the indictment also attacks the famous a Check off system of paying Union dues of miners by which the operators virtually act As a collecting Agency of the Union by withholding part of the miners wages and paying this to the Union. The 1920 Coal shortage according to the indictment was maniac ured by the operators a was a part of the general plan of by refusing to contract for future deliveries except a Lor a Price which would be the ruling Price at the time of delivery the operators Are charged with having erected a a a spot Market last year their alleged plan being a to create a Scarcity of available Coal and cause a High and excessive the operators Are charged with obtaining priority Coal shipment orders from the interstate Commerce commission which diverted Twenty million tons of Coal from the Normal Market places mainly by shipments of West Virginia. Tennessee and Kentucky Coal to new England and the Northwest. This diversion in part is alleged to have affected contract deliveries ensured immediate purchases at higher prices and drove Consumers into Distant markets and so disturbed conditions that local shortages were created and industries forced to suspend work. In respect to the 1920 Coal situation the indictment charges that a there was no shortage of available Coal in the United states during that various other acts Are charged by the Long indictment As a part of the conspiracy including allegations of fixed territorial limits for an operators sales the promotion of strikes the private agreements of operators to maintain uniform sales contracts the breaking of contract deliveries the refusal to sell direct to Consumers an also to retailers who were not members of the retailers association and the inflation of prices especially by Quot pretended sales and distribution through sales agencies a separate Only in name from the operating and production the indictments were returned last february 25, after an almost continuous investigation by the government for 18 killed in Border clash by associated press Naco ariz., May 2.�?one mexican is reported to have been killed the afternoon during a clash bet a mexican line raiders and United states immigration officers on Tbs american Side of the Border about one mile East of Here

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