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Dawes Plan to Be Accepted on
Debts Wiped Out or
New Commission Asked
fly Universal Service.
Paris. April fl.—France's alterna
tive conditions to the acceptance of
the Dawes committee report when
the latter comes up for consideration
a*' the governments, will, according
to a high source here be:
1. Cancellation of the Interallied
2. Reduction of those debts to a
“general level” after which the sum
remaining would be assumed by Ger
many, the payments to be by the
A summary of the official report
of the Dawes and McKenna ex
perts will be found on Page 3.
same method and In the same
amounts as reparations and to com
mence when the latter are com
pleted, or approximately, 50 years
For this purpose, a new "commis
sion of experts” probably including
General Dawes, will be urged, to con
sider the interallied debts and their
relation to reparations.
It is believed in high quarters hare
that if France makes this an abso
lute condition of her acceptance of
the recommendations. Including the
evacuation of the Ruhr, tremendous
pressure will be brought by interna
tional bankers to force the American
government *to accept such a pro
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An analytic reading of the Dawes
report shows that while the only In
ternational loan mentioned Is S00,
000,000 gold marks for actual necessi
ties. the different loans occasioned
ljy the constitution of the net^bank
the new railroads society reach
an estimated total of 14,000,000,00*
yold marks over a period of 10 years.
In the opinion of expert economists
here. half that amount, or approxi
mately 142,000,000.000, must be sub
script d by the United States.
It is learned that the total mora
torium provision for the present fis
cal year was inserted at the last
moment at the insistence of Sir John
Bradbury, British mtmber of the
commission. It came as a surprise
to official circles who were under the
impression that the payments would
The publication of the Dawes re
port this morning caused a great out
cry by the semi-official press. Per
tinax, in the Echo de Paris, said:
“The project presented today is un
satisfactory because It gives Ger
many the means of recommencing its
evasions of 1921-22. While the ex
perts ask us to give up the Ruhr
railroads, they promise nothing to in
sure the safety of our troops in the
Luclen Romier, famous economist
(Turn to I’age Two. Column One.)
John K. Edgerton,
Lebanon, Tenn., President
National Association of Manufacturers
Mr. John E. Edgerton, who has
been president of the National As
sociation of Manufacturers for
three years, has also been presi
dent of the Tennessee Manufac
turers’ association for 10 years. He
modestly states that it is through
ills work with the Tennessee Manu
facturers’ association that be was
honored with the presidency of the
■Born in Johnston county. North
Carolina, In 1879, he worked on his
father's farm until 16 years of age.
His father then gave him his free
dom for the purpose of getting his
education. He went to Tennessee
and was awarded a scholarship for
Vanderbilt university at Nashville
In 1898. lie was graduated from
the college of arts and sciences in
1903 and took a master’s degree In
1903. While at the university, Mr.
Edgerton was captain of the foot
ball team that won the champion
ship of the south in 1901.
After graduation, he taught for
one year in Castle Heights school at
Lebanon, Tenn., nnd the next year
laught at Memphis. He secured a
lease on government property at
Columbia, Term., that was formerly
used as an arsenal. He founded
Columbia Military academy which
he operated for seven years. While
at Columbia he married.
He left the academy to be man
ager and president of the Lebanon
Woolen Milla at T,ebanon, Tenn.
Mr. Edgerton la general treasurer
of the $90,000,000 centenary fund of
**^he Methodist Episcopal church In
the south and Is secretary of the
board of trusteea for Vanderbilt
Wlille In Omaha. Mr. Edgerton Is
tlie guest of the Omnhn Manufac
turers' association wiil< h is a
brnnch of the Nebraska Manufac
“Nothing Has Given More
“The most notable rssult in your
“Nothing has given me more
These are the high spots In a
telegram received late Wednesday
by Harry S. Byrne, Coolidge sup
porter. The telegram follows:
The White House, Washington,
D. C., Harry 8. Byrne, Coolidge
Please accept and extend my
thanks to all who contributed to
the most notable result In your
primaries. Nothing In the cam
paign has given me more satisfac
With Nebraska’s 19 delegates
and Illinois’ 61, the) president's
pledged delegatiion now totals 4S0
members: But 75 more are need
ed for nomination on the first bal
lot at the June convention.
Denies Plan to
Both He and Manager Dis
claim Knowledge of Con
ference to Consider
Washington, April 9.—The friends
and advisers of Senator Hiram John
son In Washington are taking coun
sel over the future of his presidential
campaign in the light of the primary
returns from Michigan, Illinois and
Nebraska, but none of them was will
ing tonight to forecast the outcome
of their discussions.
Senator Johnson himself was even
more incommunicative. He had no
comment to make on the outcome of
primary elections in any of the states
which recently have swelled ths total
of delegates for President Coolldge.
He declined to Impart the political
impressions he gathered during the
swing Into the west from which he
has just returned. He brushed aside
'all talk of impending political con
ferences with the terse remark that
he had been too busy with legislation
today to think of politics.
"I know nothing about It," was his
only response when his attention was
called to the conference plane of va
rious of his supporters, some of whom
are understood to be already on their
way to Washington to talk over the
future of his candidacy.
The same reply was made by Mr.
Johnson to widely circulated reports
that his withdrawal as an active can
didate was one of the possibilities of
the near future. He disclaimed hav
ing called any "conference” of his
managers and said he “knew noth
ing" of any project to abandon his
plans for campaign trips Into states
where primaries are still to be held.
It is expected that some of the sen
ator's friends wtll advise that a con
tinuance of the campaign must be
based on some other method of pro
cedure than that which has failed to
produce results In the west and mid
dleweat. There has been no conceal
ment of the surprise and disappoint
ment of Johnson supporters and the
candidate himself at hia failure to
command majorities In the states
where the Insurgent wing of the re
publican party has been regarded as
New York, April 9.—Arthur B.
Murtha, campaign manager for Sen
ator Hiram Johnson In New York
state, declared today that the results
of the Michigan, Nebraska and 1111
ttola primaries were “anything but
alarming” to the Johnson forces.
As for the future of the campaign,
Mr. Murtha said, “Senator Johnson
expects and is prepared to fight right
up to the last minute—right Into the
republican nstlonal convention.”
Senator Johnson had not, so far
as Mr. Murtha knew, expressed any
hesitation about continuing his cam
paign, nor had he called any confer
ence of leadera to discuss a possible
revision of plans.
Passengers Will Not Be
Allowed to Leave Trains
San Francisco, April 9.—No pas
sengers on trains entering Arizona
from California on and after April
11 will be allowed to leave the trains
while they are In ths state of Ari
zona, as a precaution against the
spread of the foot and mouth disease.
It was announced here today by the
Houthern Pacific company. The com
pany said that the order waa Issued
by the state of Arizona and appHed
to all railroads. The order will mean
stoppage of the sale of tickets In
California to Arizona points until
such time as the restriction ns aus
Crazed Man Kills Mother,
Sister, Then Hangs Self
■Wlnthrop. Ia., April 9.—Crazed by
brooding over Involved business con
nected with the settlement of his
father's estate, Kdwln McFarland. <5,
this morning strangled his mother,
aged 70, and his sister, 32. with ropes
and then hanged himself In the
kitchen of their home here.
Rebel Leaders Sentenced.
Hr Associated Press.
Manila, April 9 -Three leaders In
the recent outbreaks of fanatics In
Hurigao province have been sentenced
to death and 19S others were given
-sentences of 30 years Imprisonment.
Far in Lead
President Has Nearly 100,000
Plurality Over Johnson—
McCormick Behind in
Small Leads Essington
By r\isorlatfd Treat.
Chicago, April 9.—For the repub
lican presidential preference, 4,572
precincts out of 6.668 give: Coolidge,
413,933; Johnson, 319,267.
For republican United States sena
torial nomination, 4,784 precincts give:
Deneen, 303,602; McCormick, 298,098.
For republican nomination for gov
ernor, 4,879 precincts give: Essington,
414,127: Small, 465,095.
For democratic president preferen
tial delegates McAdoo received 108,455
In 2,993 precincts. In 2,334 precincts
In Cook county the vote was 84,374,
while 659 precincts down state gave
For democratic nomination for
United States senator 3.113 precincts
gave: McKinley, 60,545: Sprague,
134,182. The division: Cook county,
2,334 precincts, McKinley, 45,365;
Sprague, 119,018: down state, 779 pre
cincts. McKinley, 15,180; Sprague,
By International Xewt Service
Chicago, April 9.—President Cool
idge was leading by 10,000 votes to
day with between a third apd a hall
of Illinois' vote counted, after a close
race in which Senator Johnson cap
tured Cook county. With the de
cisive victory for the president
claimed In Nebraska, Coolidge sup
porters confidently stated their candi
date had advanced within 25 votes
of the 555 needed to nominate at
The same precincts indicated, on
the democratic ticket, that nominees
of the "regular" ticket were running
well ahead of delegates pledged to
William G. McAdoo and that Illinois
would send an uninstructed delega
tion to the New York convention.
The state's biggest surprise was
furnished by the lead taken by
Charles 8. Deneen. former governor,
over Senstor Medlll McCormick for
the republican nomination for sena
tor. Deneen was running 97,837 to
McCormick 89,443, early returns
Gov. Len Small led by more than
30,000 over Thurlow G. Esslngton for
the republican nomination for gover
nor, and his renomination was con
ceded by from 80,000 to 100,000 votes.
Col. A. A. Sprague for senator and
Judge Norman L». Jones for gover
nor, were walkaway victors on the
OIL COMMITTEE '
IN BRIEF SESSION
Washington, April 9.—Further In
quiry Into reports of ''deals" at the
republican national convention at
Chicago In 1920 was made today by
the senate oil committee.
J. W. Baughn of Harlingen, Tex.,
formerly an oil operator of Oklahoma,
teatlfled that the late Jake L. Hamon,
republican national committeeman of
Oklahoma, told him he had "signed
the check" that resulted In the nom
ination of Warren O. Harding.
The committee adjourned until Fri
day because of the difficulty In secur
ing the attendance of witnesses.
Police Judge Re-Elected
Though He Didn't Get a Vote
Falls City, Neb.. April 9.—Police
Judge J. D. Spraglna was re-elected
to his office at the recent municipal
election though he did not get a vote.
Through an oversight, the office of
police Judge was not included on the
ballot. No one thought aliout It until
Tuesday's general prlmnrlea when
soma of the voters demanded to know
why there was no provision for voting
for police Judge. They were Informed
that It was a municipal office and
should have been contested a week
earlier. As a result of this oversight.
Judge Spraglns will hold over two
more years without even having gone
to the trouble of voting for himself.
Oldest Odd Fellow Dead.
Hhenandoah, la., April 9.—James
Robert Throckmorton. 93, oldest mem
ber of the I. O. O. F. in Iowa. Is dead
at his home In Sidney. He was the
father of 11 children, four of whom
are living. He was twice married. Mr.
Throckmorton came to Sidney In
1R(I5 and located on the farm now
owned by F. J. Grimm, a timber land
which he cleared to smiling seres.
Married in Council bluffs.
Tli* following persona yaeierdav ob
tained marriage llcariae* In Council
Carl W. Thama, Gresham Nab.5*
Evelyn Olaon. Gresham, Neb. 21
famea P Hill, McCook. Neb ........ 21
Ethel Krlcke. Warden. Mont.21
Hairy K Juhn. Omaha I*
Irma E. Kyea. Cadet. M ia . 22
August Mafsen. Kennard. Neb. ...... 12
Annie Hansen, Kennard, Nob . 12
.7 H. Heston. Wear Point. Nab ... *2
Kldora Anderson. West Point. Neb. . . 22
Edmund J. Greene New York city
Virginia Beattie. Pittsburgh Pa ... 71
Henry Brockman Genoa. Neb. .... ?2
Dorothy Mayer. Columbus, Neb .... In
Arthur E. Slack. Omaha .
Gladys V. Ford. Council Bluffs . 1s
tiiio TUrene, l.nraln* o .
Mary Ivlaka. Vermillion. *1 ... .
WIMlam I) Bobbitt. Tobia, Nab . . .
Grace Bobblt, Tobia. Nab. Ift
Calvin Coolidge No entry
United States Senator.
George AA\ Norris John J. Thomas*
Adam McMullen Charles AY. Bryan
C. A. McCloud Arthur Mullen
Mrs. E. B. Penney
Dr. Jennie Callfks
•George A. AVilHams P. J. Mulltn
Secretary of State.
•L. B. Johnson C. W. Pool
G. A\'. Marsh C. E. Harmon
C. D. Rohinson L. P. Langhorst
Dan Swanson L. A. Larson*
H. G. Taylor Floyd L. Bollen
O. B. Spillman H. B. Fleharty
•R. H. Thorpe John H. Morehead
AY. G. Sears AY. N. Jamieson
E. C. Houston Edgar Howard
M. O. McLaughlin E. E. Placeli
AY. E. Andrews
A. C. Shallenberger
Robert G. Simmons
Charles AY. Beal
Thomas Falconer A. D. Compton
H. G. Counsman Ralph Roche
Clerk Distrirt Court.
Robert Smith E. Anders
1 ■ 'j ..
John N. Baldwin
Janies T. English
Sam K. Greenleaf Tom O’Connor
Municipal I'tllities Hoard.
Allan Tukey W. J. Coad
STATE SENATORIAL N0MINEE8.
Republican .. ... .Democrat
Charles W. Hoys John M. Tanner
William N. Chambers
T. B. Dysart Henry H. Lovell
John W. Robbins Edward.E. Howell
John W. Cooper
Edward P. McDonald
James A. Rodman W. P. Nolan*
Walter R. Johnson
W. K. Whittaker
R. L. Barnett B. R. Stone
R. M. Higgins David Crlmmlns
Walter Kori.eko Leo L. Klskovsky
Edward Hayduk L. V. Tesar*
John Lynn R. E. Hines
No Opposition H. P. Caldwell
George B. Dyhall Patrick J. Doran
H. E. Kupplnger Ray J. Abbott
F. H. Pollock John W. Light
Karl Kehm R. H. Hot*
W. D. Clark J. E. Quinn
•Indicates race Is still close.
Armed Man Walks Into Room
Starts Shooting—Two Wounded
Frank Saunders, 48, employed by
the Hannlghen Plumbing company,
walked Into a room containing five
men in the Harney hotel Wednesday
night and started shooting.
John Byrnes, 28, Helms hotel, was
shot through the abdomen and seri
Harry Hollis was shot through the
right hand when he disarmed
Saunders went from ths Harney
hotel to the police station and gave
Saunders and Byrnes, working on a
job at the Guaranty Truat Fund
building, had an argument and
threats were made. Saunders en
countered Byrnes when ha went to
tha Harney hotel to visit Joa B. Hollla,
who lives there, and Saunders pulled
his gun and Immediately started
Ask Low Freight
Grain Rate Arbiters Told
Crop Comes From This
Representatives of 8loux City and
South Dakota grain firms were heard
Wednesday hy memliers of the Inter
state Commerce commission In protegt
against the Increase In freight rates
on wheat from northern markets to
Freeman Bradford of 8!oux City
argued that since most of the grain
sold by Kansas City to Texas was
raised north of Omaha and Des
Moines, it Is right to retain the old
rates, which give preference to the
markets nearer the source of the
grain. H. C. Wilson of the Sioux
City Oraln exchange also presented
Raymond L. Dlllman, attorney gen
eral of South Dakota, and C. A. Carr
of the same state, protested against
Increases from their state to the
south. Dee Kuempel of the Minne
apolis Chamber of Commerce, and
A. B. Ayers, traveling manager for
Cream of Wheat, took the stand
Wednesday afternoon to represent the
Minnesota grain metropolis and will
make common cause with Omaha
against the Increase In rates.
The proposal of the railroads means
an Increase of C cents per 100 pounds
on coarse grain.
Band Tax Levy Defeated
in Several Iowa Towns
Audubon, Is.. April #.—To increas
mg popularity of the radio, broadcast
lng high class music. Is attributed
defeat at the city election here of the
proposed 2-mlll levy for the support of
a band. The same proposal was de
feated also at Guthrie Center nnd
several other towns throughout the
More than 30 radio sets are In
operation In Audubon homes and
business houses and more aro being
Installed every few days.
Council Bluff* Municipal
Court Judges Appointed
Des Moines. In.. April 9 -- John
I'lanchard nnd Daniel 11 Hheehan of
Council HlulTs were appointed Judges
of the municipal court of Council
Rluffs today by Governor N. K. Ken
dall. The court wan established at
th* Council Bluffs city election
Thiessen Chosen Head
of Fremont Farm Bureau
Hhenfitnlnfih, la . April !♦ Hlmrlre
Thl***enf one of tip' lending farm*!*
of Hamburg, bn* been ehoeen to mie
cee<l A. 1» Hnllnirr a.* prenhlrnt of
th# Fremont county farm bi|renu. Mr.
Lit timer will ninlte the rac* for the
republican nomination for etait i«*i»
resentatH t in IY#n)Wt county.
jU. S. Shows Gain
in Ship Building
America Jumps From Sixth to
Fourth Place Among Na
tions in Last Quarter.
New York. April 8—The United
State* Jumped from sixth to fourth
place among the nations In ship
building for the quarter ending
March 31, Lloyd register of shipping
While only 4.3 per cent of the
world's ship building Is being done In
the United States, as compered with
S8.5 per cent In Great Britain and
Ireland and 36 7 per cent for all other
countries, the gain of this country In
tonnage under construction was
28,000, or proportionately more than
England, Lloyd's report showed.
The rank of Jeadlng countries and
tons under eonstrucUon for the quar
ter just ended was reported as fol-(
Great Britain and Ireland. 1,473.000
tsns, a gain of 78,000.
Italy, 130.000 tons, a gain of 11,000
United States, 119,000.
France, 111.000, a gaJn of 1.000.
Holland, Japan and British domin
ions follow next In order.
$100,000 Heart Palm Asked
of Implement Maker’s Son
Ran Francisco, April 9.—A breach
of promise action In which $100,000
damages are asked waa filed In the
superior court here today against
Chariots William Cnsc Herring, club
man and son of Charles Peering, na
tionally known Implement manufac
turer, by Miss Margaret Curl of Pied
According to tlte complaint, Peer
ing became betrothed to Miss Curl
May IS, 1923. and site found out later
that he had married another woman.
Peering was divorced here by Mr*.
Helen Elizabeth Moyer Peering on
oman Dios From Wound;
Ex-Mate Held for Murder
Slirrtnl Ittapslrh to The Mmaha Bee.
Hastings, Neli, April 9.--Mrs.
Laura Phegley, who was shot Satur
day afternoon by her divorced hu*
hand on a farm near Pauline, died
today. Charges of first degree mur
der were fllcil by County Attorney
Crow against W. L. Thegley, who
haa been In the county Jail alnce ths
shooting. He gave himself up. The
twidy will he taken to Elgin, Neb., for
burial Thursday by Mre. Pheglev'r
Kinsrll Deputy Sheriff.
Sheriff Tatlnnnn appointed O. A.
Kln**1l * deputy sheriff to aucoeed
<#co»>re U i Happy, new chief of police.
KlneHl I* « former county Jailer und
iu\* recently been * constable In Jue
Mathers’ Strength Fails
as Late Returns Come In;
Thomas Holds Advantage
Dahlman Is High Man, Cor
rected Figures Show, With
Hopkins Now in Fourth
Mayor James C. Dahlman success
fully led Ills own ticket—the "city
hall six"—In the city primaries, cor
rected figures revealed Wednesday
One precinct lo still missing. In
this precinct the election officials
neglected to compile an unofficial re
With the vote from all other pre
cincts retabulated the corrected fig
ures show the following vote on the
14 nominees for city commissioner:
James C. Dahlman .21,097
Joe Hummel .30,894
Dean Noyes .20,717
John Hopkins .20,70!
Joe Koutsky .17,306
Henry Dunn .16,652
Dan Butler .16,131
R. J. Sutton . 7,986
T. P. Reynolds . 7,618
T. F. Stroud . 7,598
George Kiene . 6,449
Ross McGowan . 6.268
Leo RosenUia! . 6,253
Charles R. Courtney . 6,230
Judge Sears, for congress, piled up
the biggest vote In the county. 27,310.
His opponent for the republican nom
ination, Bremers, received only 4,298.
Jamieson won the democratic nomina
tion by a big majority.
Bryce Crawford, for county judge,
and Robert Smith, for clerk of the
district court, ran away from their
Baldwin, Holmes and Patrick are
high men in the municipal judge race.
Baldwin, English Win.
John Baldwin Is the republican
nominee and English the democrat
for public defender.
Green leaf won the republican nom
ination for county assessor and
O'Connor the democratic.
Allan Tukey plied up a vote of
9.034 for the republican nomination
to the utilities board, nearly twice as
many as hla nearest opponent. Coed
won the democratic nomination.
CooUdge Wins, Two to One.
Coolldge piled up 13,129 votes In
169 of the 175 county preclncta for
republican presidential preference.
Hiram Johnson polled 6,890.
Norris, In 167 preclncta, haa a total
of 10,505 for the republican senatorial
nomination, against 6,326 for Sloan.
McDonald waa high man on the
democratic ticket with 4.561.
Bryan polled 10,875, beating hla op
ponent, Graff, for the democratic
nomination for governor.
McMullen, 10,691, and Mathers.
3,188, was the vote for republican
laming landldates Totals.
Losing candidates for city cotnmis
sloner totaled votes as follows:
One hundred and sixty precincts nut of
Pleuler . lit
Barrett . 1,170
Hannon . 1,720
Mac* . 904
Parker . 1.209
Brubakar . 1,291
Judge L. B. Day Is high man In
the race for district judge. He has
20,138 votes In 170 out of 213 pre
Judges Redick. Leslie, Troup,
Wnkeley, Hastings, Stauffer. Goes
and Fitzgerald are nominated In face
of these figures.
Foster, Dlneen. Sutton, Sears. 81a
iuuigh, Shields, Coad, Wheeler and
Thotnsen also are among the 1* to be
nominated, according to the Incom
DISTRICT 41 DDES—ITH DISTRICT
One hundrad p##acventj out ef 212
'■cell* .- 10.219
Troup . 15.09*
• 'unninahoTn . 4 201
Uriel Inga .10.710
Page . 4 000
Sheppard . 9.215
shield* . 5,070
Thomeen . *.*10
Slabeugh . 5.*4#
Kulln . 4 517
Scar# . 1* 205
Burger . 3*34
Brady . 3,26.4
button . 13.926
"healer . 5.066
Dlneen . 14,01*
Vote In Dougiaa county eat aa follow*:
Flight .Again Delayed.
Scuttle, Wash .. April 9—Departure
of four American army planes from
Prince Rupert. B. C., on a flight
around the world has been postponed
until tomorrow morning, sooorillng to
a dispatch to the Seattle Times from
Prince Rupert. The dispatch said
that the alt plane .if MnJ. Frederick
I. Martin, commander of the expedi
tion, which was damaged lit lighting
nt Prince Rupert, could not be made
ready in time to continue the journey
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Norris to Work
Along Old Lines
as Vote Result
Considers Heavy Ballot for
Him as Sanction and Ap
proval of Actions in
Special Dispatch to Ths Omaha Bse.
Washington, April 9.—As an appre
ciation of the victory won at the polls
In Nebraska Tuesday, Senator George
W. Norris, republican nominee for
United States senator, declared he
would continue to work along the
same Independent lines In the future
that he has In the past.
‘‘X think the big majority given me
is a fair and honest vindication of
the things I have tried to do during
my service In the senate." the sen
"During the campaign the greatest
criticism aimed at me was to the ef
fect that I had not been a success.
I think the vote showed that the peo
ple of Nebraska have lost confidence
in the candidate who doe* little ex
cept boast of things he has done.
Try to Do Right Tiling.
“The simple truth Is that one man
can’t do much. But he can try to
do the right thing and the best he
can. and the intelligent people appre
ciate that kind of public service. I
think the beet way I can convey my
appreciation for the compliment at
the primaries Is to continue. If I era
elected—and I expect to be—along the
same lines that I have in the past."
Continuing, the senator renewed hi*
promise to stump the stats during
»H declined to discuss ths big lead
of President Coolldge in Nebraska.
Sentiment Against Ford.
’’Right now I am busy preparing
for the Muscle Shoals hearings to be
held before my committee." the eena
tor said. “I think the people are be
ginning to see the truth In this situa
tion and sentiment Is growing dally
against the Henry F'ord proposition.’’
Elmer E. Thomas received official
notification from Washington Wed
nesday of appointment as prohibition
director for the state of Nebraska,
signed by Commissioner R. H. Bla 1
of the Internal Revenue department
and approved by A. W. Mellon, sec
retary of the treasury.
"I plan to take the oath of office
on Friday mornlpg,’’ said Mr. Thomas.
“I understand U. S. Rohrer’a term
explrea Thursday. When I am sworn
in I shall Issue a statement to the
papers regarding my plana.”
WOOL PRICE HIKE
London, April 9.—Gambling on the
cotton and wool exchange la said
to be responsible for the rapid rise
in price of clothee and other articles
made out of cotton and wool In Eng
Many cotton fabrics have risen 30
per cent In the last few months,
while wool has risen from 90 to TO
per cent In a year. Further Jump#
are predicted In the fall.
Road Gangs at Work
on Linroln Highway
Kearney, Neb.. April 9.—Road gangs
are at work on the Lincoln highway,
from Kearney east to the county line,
building up the crown on the new
road bed. About TOO.000 square yards
of dirt are to be moved, requiring
about S5 working days. The road was
built last year and la now sufficiently
settled to prepare the surface for
graveling. The present work mill not
necessitate a detour, hut roads pars I
lellng on the north and south are both
In excellent shape should they he re
qulred as a detour. Work la also ex
ported to begin shortly on the Lincoln
highway west from Kearney, where a
scarifier will he used and additional
gravel surfacing provided.
Navy Bill Reported.
Washington, April 9.—The 1934
navy appropriation Mil, carrying a
total of $573,703 PST. an Increase of
$1.*90,500 o\er the house Mil, *n
reported to the senate today.
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Coolidge’s Smashing Lead Is
Accentuated as Reports
Continue to Pour
in From State.
President Coclidge's smashing pew
sonal endorsement by Nebraska r*
publicans was accentuated as the
final returns from Tuesday's primary
came In late Wednesday. As the
tabulation on this drew to a dose re
ports from 1.39* precincts out of the
1,93* In the state gave him (4,431.
against 86,443 for Senator Hiram
Johnson of California.
Equal significance was attached by
political observers to ths big rote
given to United States Senator George
W. Norris, who defeated Charles X.
Sloan, former representative and gen
erally accepted as a national adminis
tration candidate, by 68.161 to 26.636,
cn returns from 1.429 precincts.
Contest Is Close.
A close contest developed for the
democratic senatorial nomination,
with Kenneth W. McDonald of Bridge
port hanging doggedly at the heels of
John J. Thomas of Seward. With
two-thirds of the stats heard from
Thomas was leading by 1,790 in the
race to see who would oppose Senator
Norris at the November polls.
The gubernatorial candidates will
be Governor Charles W. Bryan, demo
crat, and Adam McMullen, a banker,
of Beatrice, republican. Governor
Bryan defeated Charles Graff, his
only opponent, by better than four te
one. but Mr. McMullen did not draw
to a safe distance away from Albert
N. Mathers of Gering until late in
George W. Marsh of Lincoln was
nominated for republican candidate
for state auditor In the primary Tues
day. Dan Swanson of Fremont was
the party's choice to make the No
vember race for land eoNmlssione:,
while H. G. Taylor of Central City
had an easy time winning th# repub
llcen state railway commissioner
A rather dose fight for the repub
lican lieutenant governor nomination
waa holding up definite announcement
as to the winner, with George A.
Williams of Fairmont leading with
25,072, compared to 2!.26! for John
M. MacFariand of Omaha and 21,850
for Grant S. Mears of Wayne. L. fs.
Johnson of Omaha had a fairly good
lead for secretary erf state, but the
final result was still In doubt.
Presidential: 1.894 precinct*. Cool
Idee, 64.461: Johnson. 26.441.
United State# senator: 1.4*2 pre
cincts. Norris. 66 161: Sloan, 26,6*5
Governor: 1.S80 precincts. McMul
len. 40.284: Mathers. II.827: Ousts?
Governor: 1.247 precincts Bryan
48.769; Graff. 11.924.
Detailed vote on republican eandl
dates for nomination for offices below
1,118 precincts out of 1.926 in the
stats for lieutenant governor give:
McFarland. 21.168: Mean. 21,850
Williams. 28.072; Conley. 11.167.
1.114 precincts for secretary ef
Knapp, 17.9*1; Mayer, 19,1*4; Cro
nin, 9.702; Johnson. **,246; Ball. 6.117.
1.116 precincts for state auditor
Marsh, 60,861: Eaton. 21.949.
1,104 prectacts for tend commit
D. Swanson. *6.955; Follmer. ft *95.
O P. Swanson, 20.104.
1.097 precincts for railway commit
Taylor. 27.284: Rickard. 16.7I9t
Miller. 17,209; Harrison, 12.123: Cel
The race between John J. Thomas
and Kenneth McDonald for th# demo
cratic nomination for senator contin
ues close. In 1496 rrerlneta Thomas
had polled IS 690 rotes against 14.695
Secretary of State Chari## W. Pool
of Lincoln was renominated aa the
democratic candidate for that office
in the November election at th# pri
mary yesterday, polling a large ma
jority over W. H. McGaffln, Jr,, ef
David City. C. F, Harmon of Lin
coln was the party's choice for th#
auditor of pubtlc accounts nomina
tion. while Floyd L. Pollen of Lin
coln was nominated for railway com
missioner. The other contested races
jon the demccratio ticket below gov
ernor »er# so close It wa» unsafe to
select nominees The detailed vote;
Nine hundred and elghty-nlne pre
cincts out of 1.986. In the race for
lieutenant governor give;
Mullen. 20.556. Connolly, 14 549;
Nine hundred and elghty-nlne pre
cincts for secretary of state give:
Iwol. S7.2M: McGaffln. 18.454.,
Nine hundred and seventy-elne pre
clncts for Hat# auditor give: Harmon,
72.892; .Teneen, 14.967: Ursula. 10,724.
Nine hundred sixty three precincts
for land commissioner g(\e: Riggs,
24 290; Larwon, *4 298,
! Nln* hundred forty four preotoc «
j for railway commissioner gWe: Tvden/
[16 944. Pollen. 27.914.
Non Political TWket.
results on the non poliucal tick*.
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