Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 16, 1917, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 18, Image 18

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'IHE baa: OMAHA, SA'l'LihbAY, JbiNti 16, 1917.
Local Market Sunt Keck and
Neck With Chicago and
' Tar Ahead of the
River Cities.
Local grain men are amazed over
the continued heavy receipts of corn
, on the Omaha marke . For a month
or more almost daily they 'lave been
running neck and neck with Chicago
for first place. During the same time
, they have been far ahead of either
St. Louis or Kansas City. For many
iyi in succession they have been as
great as the receipts of these two
markets combined. Friday the corn
receipts were 1S2 carloads, as against
164 in Chicago. '
Corn prices here and elsewhere
were off, the cereal selling at $1.64
to $1.65, a drop of 'A to 2 cents
from Thursday.
Wheat was 2 to 4 ccnti off and sold
at $2.82 to $2.92!4 a bushel, with
sixteen carloads on the market.
Oats were '4 to M cent off and sold
at 66 to Ob'i cents a bushel. Receipts
were nine carloads.
Picket Fined for Hurling
Brick at Strikebreaker
Jesse Griffith, 11 JO North Twenty
third street, pleaded guilty to disturb
ing the peace and paid a fine of $10
and costs. Onlhth was acting as
picket for striking teamsters and
order to intimidate a strike-breaker
by the name of Schwager, who paid
ncTheed t his arguments and threats,
threw a brick at him. In pronouncing
sentence Judge Madden told Griffith
that future cases of this kind would
mean jail sentences for the offenders.
U. P. Employes Nearing
$1,500,000 Liberty Goal
Up to Thursday night the returns
indicated that Union Pacific employes
had bought a total of $1,019,650 of Lib
erty bonds. Short Line employes had
taken iaj,uuu and Uregon-YVashing-ton
Railway company employes.
$.522,000. making a grand total ol
$1,461,650 for the system. The mark
was set at $1,500,000 and it is expected
that before the day is over it will be
In buying bonds, the Nebraska divi
sion of the Union Pacific took $17K,
950; the Colorado division, $87,050;
Wyoming division, $188,450; Kansas
division, $125,450; general agents' de
partment, $33,230; dining car depart
ment. $50,500, headquarters, $319,000
and shops, $04,250.
Ten Central High Cadets
Qualify as Crack Shots
Under command of Lieutenmt Os
car L. Keating ten Centra' High
school cadets have qualified as marks
men and two as sharpshooters in the
rifle class, composed of noncommis
sioned officers. The cadet, had
weekly U'get practice n the range
at Hast Omaha.
Morris Bramnnn turned in the
highest average, with a score of 123
out of a possible '50. Stephen Vizo
viska took second honors. His score
was 120. Both qualified as sharp
shooters. Those who qualified as
marksmen were -William Rogers, H.
Wilmoth, Chester Slater, Frank
Campbell, Lcland Potter, Richard
Gillen, Robert Booth, H, Geisler and
Robert Dodds. Clarence Rogers,
Harry Keiner and Leonard McCoun
were selected alternates.
Invade Buttermilk Stands With
the Money Given Them
by the Cornhusker
The Union Pacific "special" which
carries members of Company B,
Fourth Nebraska National Guard,
from their camp on the Iowa side
across the river was particularly
crowded Thursday evening. The
guardsmen, heavily laden with gift
money from the state, invaded the city
and bombarded the amusement places
and buttermilk stands with a vigor
that can only be displayed by one
who has suddenly became a million
aire for a day.
The gift amounted to $25 for each
man. Although Nebraska did not
vote as much money to its soldiers as
did several neighboring states, the
khaki-clad men agreed that the money
looked like a mountain.
A general squaring of old accounts
with the canteen man, purchasing of
new tickets and the storing of sup
plies fo,- the future in the way of
sweets will be in order with the sol
diers until the gift from their "big
brother" has been exhausted.
Movements of Troops Work
Havoc With Tourist Travel
According to the officials of the
passenger departments of the rail
roads, the movement of troops has
wonted Havoc with tourist travel it
every direction. It has not onlv de
layed the movement of the tourists
who had laid their plans for going to
tne lakes and the mountains, but it
has put a rood many of the roads in
a position so that they are short of
power and equipment
' With the troops being assembled at
army posts, railroads have been
forced to assemble equipment on
short notice and about all of the avail
able cars on many of the lines have
been pressed into the service. Later
on, however, passenger service men
assert that cars will be released and
that then there will be plenty of cars
to handle the tourist business.
Persisteut Advertising is the Road
to Success.
Change Made in Den Show;
Oocherty Succeeds Reed
While it will, be a greatly improved
and considerably changed show that
will greet Nebraska editors Monday
night at the Den, one of the changes
is involuntaay on King Ak-Sar-Ben's
part and is greatly regretted, Ken
neth F.' Reed, one of the 'veteran and
reliable performers at the Den, will
be out of the city on business during
the rest off the summer and his part,
that of "Sandy Haig," will be taken
by Charles R. Docherty, the versa
tile stage manager. Reed's fuzzy
Scotch dialect will be missed, but
"Doc" isn't so bad at it himself.
One of the new features at the Ker
mess will be the appearance of a
printed program called "The Ker
mess Kicker" and edited by anybody
who has anything on his mind.
Secretary "Dad" Weaver has sent
contracts to the bosses of the Wor
tham shows, which will be the big
noise at the carnival here September
26 to October 6. Mr. Weaver saw
the shows at Danville, 111., recently
and pronounces them bigger and bet
ter than ever. The contracts will be
returned, siirned. within a very few
days. ,
Your Wife's "Al
lowance" may not ex
pand to meet the increasing
cost of foods, but it Will
buy a sufficient quantity of
Shredded Wheat to nourish
every member of the family.
Two Shredded Wheat Bis
cuits with milk make a
good, nourishing breakfast
at a cost of a few cents. All
the body-building material
in the whole wheat grain.
For breakfast or dinner with
berries, or other fruits.
Made at Niagara Falls. N. Y.
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Make Streets Unsafe
Union pickets continued Thursday to make the
streets unsafe for deliveries of coal, lumber and build
ing material.
Attempts of dealers in these supplies to carry on
their business by trucking through the public streets
were met by throwing of bricks, forced stopping of
teams, the threatening of drivers with bodily injury and
the hurling of profane and vile epithets by gangs of
union pickets at men who dared to venture on the pub
lic thoroughfares.
In case after case only the timely arrival of police
prevented violence and enabled drivers to continue
about their business.
Following are cases of intimidation reported yesterday:
Teams Stopped-Men Threatened
Will H. Platner, Plainer Lumber Co. Target for
bricks thrown by two union pickets at Twenty
fourth street and Meredith avenue. Hit on arm,
. which he had thrown up to shield his face. One
brick went through automobile windshield.
Jess Griffin Arrested by police, who saw brick
' thrown at driver for Updike Lumber Co., near
' Forty-fifth and Dodge streets.
Platner Lumber Co. Load accompanied by George
Platner stopped by twenty union pickets at Six
teenth and Cass streets. Three union men
snatched bridles of horses from Platner's hands
when he tried to lead team through mob. Pickets
turned team around. Pickets told Platner "no
loads will move today" and told drivers "the
next load you carry will be a load of lead."
; Police protection required.
C. W. Hull Co. Driver told by union man at Eigh
teenth and Clark streets: "You dirty scab
I'll fix you so your wife won't know you if you
keep on."' Another driver, Twenty-first and
Izard streets, threatened that "We'll get you
, if you don't quit work." Still another
driver was followed by pickets in automobile
to Thirty-first and Seward streets with threat,
, v "If you go out on the street after this load we'll
get you. If you don't quit, we'll fix you so you
can't drive a truck."
Chicago Lumber Co. Driver stopped by union pick
ets, Fortieth and Dodge streets. Ordered to re
turn to the yard or "we'll knock you off the
. load." Pickets picked i up bricks to emphasize
the command. Driver coerced into returning to
yard, eight pickets following. Driver so badly
frightened that he refused to go on street again,
,. even with police protection.
Smith Brick Co. Two drivers stopped, Forty-third
and Lake streets, by two automobile loads of
union pickets, who held them up until police ar
rived. Two other drivers ordered by six union
pickets at Thirty-fifth and Leavenworth streets
.to stop unloading bricks or "it will go hard with
you." Had to await police protection. Another
driver stopped at Thirtieth street, near Spauld
ing, and threatened by union pickets that "if
you don't get off the streets and stay off, you'll
be knocked off with bricks."
Ideal Cement Stone Co.
union pickets near
-Driver stopped by four
Forty-fifth and Military
avenue. Ordered to join the union if he stayed
on the street Gave them $1 and got application
blank, which they said, would entitle him to the
privilege of driving a wagon on the street.
McCaffrey Lumber & Coal Co. Driver stopped at
Fifteenth and Jackson streets by a gang of union
pickets, who called him vile and obscene names
and ordered him to go back to the yard.' He was
forced by them to turn around and return toL
the yard. Another driver stopped at Fifteenth
and Nicholas streets and not permitted to pro
ceed until police came. Still another ordered
back to the yard from Sixteenth and Dodge
streets. Driver of this company stopped at Fif
teenth and Webster street by four union men.
' One jumped on the wagon and meanwhile call
ing him vile, obscene and profane names, tried
to grab the lines out of driver's hands. Driver
whipped up horses and called upon a police
man for help.
Chicago Lumber Co. Started team for East Omaha
with driver and office man in charge. Six union
. pickets stopped outfit, abused and harassed
driver Until the office man made a feint, of tele
phoning for police. Another driver told "your
head will be beaten off if you keep, on." He was
so frightened that he refused to leave the yard
again. Still another driver stopped on way to
railroad depots, threatened that he must "go
back or we'll dump your load." He was so
intimidated that he returned to the yard.
C. N. Dietz Co. Driver at Twenty-sixth and Dodge
streets threatened by an automobile load of
union pickets that "We'll beat you up if you
don't turn around." Another driver at Ninth and
Farnam streets told "You've got to stay off the
streets. If we don't get you in the day time we
will at night Police protection required.
Independent Lumber Co. Union driver of express
wagon joined three union pickets in telling
driver that he would be "hurt" if he stayed on
the street. Police protection required.
Enterprise Lumber & Coal Co. Driver threatened
and abused by union pickets, who said they,
would "knock his block off" if he proceeded.
Police called. Another driver threatened by
union pickets that they would "beat him up" if
he kept at work-. Police protection required.
Third driver so badly frightened that he did not
return to work.
Boyer-Van Kuran Lumber Co. Old man, a driver,
threatened by union picket, "if you haul another
load we'll get you. I'm alone now, but I'll have
a gang here." Later, this driver threatened
with assault by two union truck drivers.
Central Coal & Coke Co. Pickets, traveling in auto
mobile, started to unhitch team at Twentieth
and Leavenworth streets, but were frightened
Nebraska Fuel Co. Driver stopped while delivering
coal by gang of union pickets and warned to
"get off the streets." Police protection required.
Later same driver stopped again. Threatened
and forced to get off truck. Pickets said they
would upset truck, but left when police arrived.
Cady Lumber Co. Driver delivering shipment at
, Burlington depot stopped by three union pick
ets. They threatened him that there "will be
something doing" if he did not turn around and
go back to the yard. He at first refused, but
finally frightened by their threats, he returned
(to the yard, the pickets following him. They told
him not to try to go out on the street again until
he joined the union. Later the same driver again
stopped at Fifty-first and Davenport. Threaten
ed with "a beating" if he "ever came out
on street again." Two union pickets started to
climb on his wagon, but a policeman arrived
and saved the driver from injury.
This record of intimidation and violence throw
ing of missies and threats of bodily harm is the result
of efforts of building supply dealers to make use of their
lawful right to the public streets. The men threatened,
abused and frightened are men who have violated nox
law, but whose offense is that they are trying to work
when the union says that men shall not work.
What do you, citizens of Omaha, think of this
record? WHO is trying to "shut down" deliveries, the
unions or the dealers?
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