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' ' .. , - f ' w ' ivVaL ' ' ' Brig. Gen. Sawyer vs. American Legion A ; Kr ' 1 .Mv Brig. Gen.r Charles E. Sawyer. President Hardlhg's personal physi-cian and chief of the fed-ra- l board of hospitalization (portrait herewith), appears to be In bad with the American Legion. Anyway, Col. A. A. Sprague, chairman of the legion's national rehabilitation committee, charges him with standing In the way of proper care for "wounded shell-shock-veterans, and holding up ho-spital plans voted by congress. , "I recognize the fact," Colonel Sprague wrote to the President's phy-sician, "that before becoming chief , of the federal board of hospitalization, you had no contact with the men and women who were serving In the army and navy during the war and no experience either In the field or In government service that Would give yon a chance to really know how men feel who lose their nerve, their health and their minds in devotion to duty, or now tiieir families look upon these men who went out In the strength of their youth to Invest their lives In their nation's service," Appealing to General Sawyer to "stand aside," Colonel Sprague said over 4,500 mental cases are still confined in contract Institutions, and that of the remaining 4,715 victims of mental disorders only" 3,500 are In government Institutions devoted entirely to their care. 1 Crissinger and State Banks Fall Out The long-standin- g feud between state and national banking Institu-tions over branch banks has Just come to a head as a result of Comptroller of the Currency Crlsslnger'a policy, in which national banks, to compete suc-cessfully with state institutions, are allowed to maintain additional offices. . The fact that there was such a policy came to light when the comp-troller sent a letter to Senator McCor-mlc-k (III.) In answer to a protest from the Chicago and Cook County Bank-er- a' association admitting frankly that he had found a means of getting around the law against national bank brnnches, and that he had no hesita-tion In resorting to such an evasion If evasion It be in order that na-tional banks might survive the compe-tition of state Institutions. In this communication Comptroller Crissinger agreed that the nationnl banking act forbids national bank M,iuiiri r f&l' 11- - v:J v ,fS branches except In the case of state banks having branches at the time tuey may be nationalized. Twenty-tw- o states, on the other hand, permit state Institutions to have and to operate branches, and the result has been, as the comptroller points out, that stute banks and trust companies with their branches scattered over a given community have reduced, the national banks in some cities to a neg-ligible number. ' Smoot Will Head Finance Committee Ir " !'.. Reed Smoot, Republican, of Utah, will be the next chairman of the sen-ate committee on finance. This comes about through the defeat of Senator Porter J. McCumber of North Dakota for the Republican nomination for senator. Senator Smoot, now in his twentieth year In the senate, under the rule of seniority will succeed on March 4 next as chairman of the com-mittee whose deliberations and deci-sions directly concern every roan and woman in America. . - ' " Senator Smoot was born In 1802 at Salt Lake City, and got his educa-tion In his native state. He is a banker and woolen manufacturer. He lives at I'rovo City. His father was a Kentucklan and his mother of Norwe-gian stock. He is an apostle of the Mormon church. When he was elect-ed In 1903, the fight to unseat him lasted three years. Senator Smoot Is of that kToud of the Renubllcan nartv. sometimes rererred to as standpatters and more often as the Old Guard. Senator Smoot Is a regular watchdog of the treasury. He Is also admitted to be one of the hardest-workin- g men who lias ever sat In the senate, a man who begins his day's labor almost with the sun and who-- ends it as a rule long after most other senators have called It "a day's work." He is a master of, statistics, to whom the study of financial history Is a pleasure; a senator to whom vacations when congress Is In session are 'unknown. Kansas Het Up Over "Henry and Me" What's the matter with Kansas? Nothing except that the state Is all bet up over the fact that ''Henry and Me" have fallen out over the railroad strike and "Henry" had "Me" arrested und the courts will settle it In October. "Henry" Is Gov. II. J. Allen (por-trait herewith), sponsor of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations. "Me" Is William Allen White of the Em-poria Cuzette and suthor of "The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me," a hook written after the return of the two chums from overseas. Both have reputations as publicists and editors. Bill stuck a placard up In the Ga-zette window announcing that he sym-pathized with the strikers. Attorney Generul Hopkins said the placard was against the section of be law. Rill refused to take It down, inylng It was tyranny an attack n free sieech. Henry had him arrest-ed and he gave bond. Then Henry made a public speech In Kmporlu and Bill Introduced liliu. llenrv said, ainoiij; other things: "If trouble should arise In Emporia, Will White would be a brlgrdlet general In ibe posse which would go out to protect law and order. The euly time Bill is dangerous is when he sits down before a double-actio- n tjpevvrl'er mill writes out his emotion. When Bill put up that sympathy curd he became dangerous because of the faith 10 many have lu his judrutUit. His arrest la t grist compliment to blm." f Divorced 26 Ycarti" 1 ' ; It took James Henry of Chlea- - "', go and hl former wife, Mrs. : Mary nenry, nearly twenty-si- x years to realize their divorce ; I was all a mistake. Henry, now . ; sixty-thre- e years old, has taken ; , out a Becond marriage license to s I wed his former wife, who Is fif- - ; I ty-fiv- e years old. The couple I were first married In 1886. Ten ; J years later Henry brought suit ; I . for divorce on the ground of In-- . t compatibility of temper, and was j granted a divorce. The Bingham News Entered as second-clas- s matter at the postoffice at Bingham Canyon, Utah, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 187U. Price $2.00 per year, in advance A Weekly ' Newspaper devoted - exclusively to the interests of the Bingham District and its people. Published every Saturday ' at Bingham Canyon, Utah George Reynolds, Editor Clark and Reynolds, Publishers. Bourgard Building, Main St. Bingham Phone 91 passed them by. It has given the great centers of population a new aspect, broadened them, where the tendency had been to narrow them and make them congested. The automobile has been a force for democracy, in that it has broken down the snobbery of unsoiled hands and has reduced the rich and those far nearer to poversy, to a com-mon democracy of car owners. Yet, the transformation has only just begun. It promises to re-verse the steram of population from the cities back to the open spaces. It will create new cities of a type now hardly guessed at. It requires isolation to maintain the political distincton we recog-nize in our national life; but the automoble is destroying isola-tion. - Altho it is not the car it-self that has forced the building of our mighty highways, but the' desire for speed and travel which has been stimulated by the ma-chine. Elwood Haynes did more than stimulate the inventive genius of his fellow Americans, he may be said to have given us a new world. THE AUTO CREATES A NEW J , WORLD About twenty-eig- ht years ago the first "horseless carriage" ap-peared on an Indian road, Elwood Hayes, the triumphant builder and owner let his imagination Boar very freely on the evening of that great day. But he never believed what his first success with a gasoline driven car would mean to the world at that time. v But for the automobile,the sharp line between communities that are now bound together almost as the old fashioned family was, would be isolated from one an-other The motor car has knitted state to state and setcion to sec-tion. . It has revived towns that were dying because the railroad HOMES TOWNS! HELP5EJ EFFECTIVE FLEA FOR ZONING Practicably Impossible to Construct Proper Sewerage System Without ' Arrangement. The value of completely zoning a city or village is demonstrated in mnny ways. One of these is in the op-portunity it gives the engineers to de-sign and build sewer systems on pre-cise information as to the character, number and use of buildings that will occupy the district which the sewer system Is to serve. The Information derived from the zoning ordinance and the official maps will tell him in advance that the area to be drained Is zoned, say, for a single-famil- y district. This means to the engineer a smaller density of pop ulntlon, a smaller volume of sewage, shallower and smaller sewers. Without zoning, the engineer Is obliged to estimate the type and in-tensity of the development of any given district and design his sewera on the basis of his estimate. If In his estimate he did not pro-vide for large numbers of apartment buildings or hotels, requiring provision for a much greater volume of sew-age and deeper basements to be drained, his sewers will be found to be inadequate to take care ot the dis-trict as it finally develops. . The Inadequate sewer Is distressing and costly, as It means the backing up of the sewage Into basements, . In-volving the loss of property by Hood-ing, the expense of cleaning out the filth and silt which are deposited after the water has seeped away and the menacing the health of occupants of the buildings. From a Report of the Zoning Committee of the Western Society of Engineers. . CROWD SEES FLYER KILLED IN MIDAIR Stunt Aviator Cut to Pieces by ; Propeller, Leaping From Plane to Plane. Chicago. Swinging on a rope ladder dangling from an airplane 100 feet la the air as he sought to thrill 5,000 ; Homewood , pleasure seekers, Louis James, nationally known "boy avia-tor," was cut to pieces by the pro-peller of another plane. His body fell to the ground, almost at the feet of his fiancee, U1m Ruth Trlssman. aer-- s fit Squarely Into the Propeller. ( ?nteen years old. James, who was but eighteen years old, was a protege of Mis Ruth Law. The occasion was the second day of an aerial celebration under the aus-pices of the American Legion post of Homewood. A great throng had gath- - ered. A dozen pltwes were whirring through the air, nose dives, tail spins, barrel rolls, Immelman turns, and all ; the other hair-raiser- s of the aerial art held the spectators. Then came the fentnre of the day.-Jame-s was to per-form the stunt made famous by Lieut. Omer C. Locklear that of climbing from one "ship" to another In midair. Twice before that day he had tried t and failed. James climbed to the top wing of one plane, and, lying flat upon Its sur-face grasped two struts and gave the signal to go ahead. The two ships took the air and slowly climbed to a height of 800 feet. Twice the pilot In the upper plane brought the dangling ladder to within a few Inches of James' outstretched hands before he was able to grasp It. He was seen a second later bunging free. And then The planes seemed to sheer together for a moment James and the ladder were thrown squarely Into the propel-ler of the lower ship. James' body was p to cramp!. A awmrut later, mangled and bleeding, he dropped into the crowd far below. Women screamed and fainted. Miss Trlssman sank to the ground uncon-scious. TOWN OFFICIALS OF BING-HAM CANYON Dr. F. E. Straup, President; Boyd J. BarnardTreasurer. F. W. Quinn, Clerk. Board Members, Boyd J. Bar-nard, Dan Fitzgerald, R. H. Ken-ne- r, J. A. Wright. Town Marshal, W. F. Thomp-son. . , Night Patrolmen, John Mitch-ell and Thomas Mayne. Water Master, Wm. Bobbins. Health Officer, H. N. Stand-is- h. y BINGHAM COUNTY CAN HELP SAVE ITSELF (Bapvfart ot Editorial frtMB Maim RpabBcu e Uckfo, kUW) Julf 17, 102a At the present time with pros-pects for it heavy crops as we have ever had there is now the poorest prospect we have ever had for freight transportation. The rail-roa- d strike may be broken at any i time, the men may go back to work, but the prospects are that the re pairing of railroad equipment and keeping it in working order will depend on their finding new men to put on the task. , At this time the trains are run-ning on schedule, but at a sacrifice that the public does not very well understand. The auditors and man-agers and clerks leave their own work and are doing work on the yard and in the aheps to keep ths - trains running, bat this cannot last very long. When the heavy ship-ments of grata and potatoea begin next month and in September these men will be needed at their desks and large numbers of men will be needed to do the yard work, the car work and the shop work. The present railroad strike is dif-ferent from most of the strike we have been accustomed to. In most eaaei the men were asking for high-er wages because they were not getting enough or they were asking to have existing wage scales main-tained. In this case the strikers are asking that the redneed prices of things shall be borne by other peo-ple but not themselves. They are unwilling to share in the great re-daction of prices and they are un-willing to leave their work and let anybody else step in and fill the plaees. President Harding has is-sued a proclamation on the matter' in which he says that it Is the priv-ileg- e of every railroad employee to leave his Job, bat it is not his priv-ilege to prevent anybody else froir stepping into it It is the right oJ the employee to decline to work at ' the wages offered, It Is the right of every other man who is willing to accept soon wages to step ia and The present strike is not a strike against the railroad company, bat against the government and the people of the United States. A very large percentage of the men who are going on strike on this occasion, are people of foreign birth who took advantage of this condi-tion growing oat of the war so that while our men were leaving to go overseas to fight the battles in those p old countries where these people came from and to save civilisation which the old countries were wreck-ing. Many jobs were made vacant by enlistment and the heavy traffic on the railroads made it necessary for railroad companies to find men and put them to work almost disre-garding their fitness for the posi-tions. In this emergency lasting two or three years large numbers of foreigners got into the railroad jobs and promptly organized and tied up the railroad companies in labor con-tracts binding them to what they call seniority rules making it impos-sible for the railroad companies to discharge men without the consent t of the union and even the ce men on returning from the battle-fields of Europe, expecting to take up their old jobs, could not get in because they were barred by these new rules, an,d even tho they are much more 'efficient and capable than the men now holding the jobs, the foreigners hold forth and ear own men .trained by years of serv-ice, are seeking jobs elsewhere. Un-der this strike conditio the railroad company has not been able to re-instate them and now that the men have gone on a strike and refused to work and are refusing to let any-one else work if they can prevent it, the railroad company Is hunting up its ce men and new men who have clean records to go on the Job. , Under this emergency the young men from the farms and ranches who have been accustomed to hard work and to relying on their own resources in emergencies are being given very good positions by the railroad company, where they will be trained for the railroad work, al-lowed to take advantage of the un-usual opportunities afforded by the present scarcity of men and pushed to the front in their respective , During the war the anion made strides in their work of what is known as aabbotiam that is, handl-ing their work to get as little done as possible, making the railroad company operate shorter trains so ae to give employment to more crews. They have made rules for handling every kind of work in a way to have as many helpers as possible. While one man Is work-ing the helper is standing idle or while the helper is working the chief is standing idle. In all these ways this foreign element led by the organisers who build and plan the work of the union, have made transportation more expensive and the American people are footing the bill. Millions of tons of farm prod-ac- e cannot be moved because the freight rate ia so high that it is prohibitive and these things explain why the rate cannot be reduced un-til we get the real American men i charge of the work to straighten out the difficulties and Introduce high efficiency. , men graduating from our schools who want employment, but who have lived in the towns and have never been accustomed to working much, have never been thrown on their own resources in their daily tasks and are not very valuable men for the railroad companiee. They do not regard them as hopeful pros-pects. They prefer to get the men who have been brought up on the farms and ranches and In the occu-pations where they have developed their pep and resources, for rail-road men must be men who can do things and do them quickly. If Bingham county would aid in making it possible to move its own crops this year it should contribute some of its best men to the railroad service and help keep equipment repaired that is to carry the crops. A man working for the railroad company these days has a number of unusual advantages. They carry insurance for him so that if any-thing happens, his family is pro-tected. By the peyment of 75 cents a month into the hospital fund he is entitled to the best hospital service the country affords. In case of death his salary goes on a year just as if he were working; in case of sickness he draws half salary. Men desiring to get positions should ap-ply to any railway agent in the nearest town. NOT YET NATION OF RENTERS Home Owning Is by No Means a Lost Ambition Among People of the United States. Is home owning a lost ambition! Are we becoming a nntlon of cliff dwellers and renters? Not If we put faith In the figures compiled by the lately established bureau of housing of the Department of Commerce, ob-serves the Nation's Duslness. Of C8 cities of more than 100,000 population but 20 show a loss In percentage of. homes owned be-tween 1010 and 1920 (the figures are from the census bureau), and the losses are more than offset by the gains of the other 43. Of the .20 where losses were recorded, four. De-troit, Cleveland, St. Louis and Los Angeles, are In the first ten cities In point of population. Although In New York more homes are owned than In any other city, the" percentage Is the lowest, but 12.7. yet even here the percentage has grown kfrosi 11.7 in 1910 and 12.1 In 11)00. Manhattan presents the most .striking situation. With more than half a mil-lion homes, less than 11,000 were owned, little more than 2 per cent If home owning be a form of civic virtue, then Des Moines may gather her chaste skirts about her as painted Manhattan passes, for the Iowa para-gon among cities shows a percentage of home ownership of 51.2, a growtn from 45.0 per emit In 1910 and 38.3 In 1900.' In only one other community of more than 100,000 Inhabitants are half the homes owned and that It Grand Rapids, Mich. Old Houses Being Made Over. An era of remaking old houses runs scross the entire country, according to Northwest lumbermen. Following the building shortage of late years has come an appreciation that any house, old or new, has untold possibilities of alteration. Architects have been called upon to produce In-stances of "liefore and after" of ram-shackle, barnlike structures made ovei Into charming homes. Old barns havt been 'rebuilt iiilo-oiutlio- s, siieus and warehouses Into residences of taste. There Is an enormous demand op the Northwest planing mills for mold Ings, trimmings, shingles, sidings, lu side finishings, lumber and fane) grained fir, hemlock or cedar for cub Inet work. - ' Lumbermen declare this demand has come from the alteration wave over the nation, repulrlng and adding built-i- n features. How Zoning Saves Money. It Is estimated by the city engineer of the city of St. Louis that zoning would have saved the property owners shout 15 per cent of the cost of sewer construction. If this saving Is true In the case of sewers, Is it not equally true of the either services which combined make a mighty sum? HURLED OVER CLIFF; LIVES Forester, Legs Broken In Rock Slide Swims Gorge 200 Feet Below. Red Pass Junction, B. C, Canada. J. Bedford Kdwards. forest ranker, wounded In the World war, was caught In a rock ude oi the brink' of a 200-fo- cliff, and with both less broken was hurled Into the swirling waters of the Frnser river below, while members of a section gang stood on the cli.r powerless t help him. By some miracle Kdwurit" succeeded In paddling his way to a slmllow spot In the river and was hauled up onto the llff wlih a roje. Kdwards. employed by. the British I'oIumMa forestry department, was surveying the territory devastated by n forest tire when cnnxhl! In the slide. Joseph McOolg, station opera '.or at tho Junction, heard the ronr of the s:de while strolling nearby, and called the etlon crew when he saw Kdwards fctrugL'ltng In the river below. Kd-wards was to have been married this week, and his bride had arrived from Inland. Avenged. "Good heavens, mnn; pretty badly CTiaslied up, ain't you? Anybody with you?" . "Yes, the chap who wns trying to sell me thU used car.' Harper's Mag-azine. Use and Appearance. ' "Do you think your bathlrtg suit la proper ?' Troper enough as a bathing suit," replied Miss Cayenne, "though per-haps deserving of criticism as cenory."