Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 17, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Page 5, Image 5
THK OMAHA SUNDAY KKli: JUNE 17. 1017, 5 A HAZARD CLINGS TO WORK IN GARDEN One-Third of the Accidents Sustained While Tinkering Around Home Are Fatal. Statistics are frequently misinter preted and twisted to back up some pet theory or prejudice. The old say ing that figures don't lie is a half truth, and figures without an inter pretation often convey information which is far from actual facts. The Conference Board on Safety and Sanitation, of which Magnus W. Alexander is executive secretary, has just issued a most interesting and il luminating pamphlet under the title "Facing the Facts." This booklet shows that straight statistical think ing is possible. It presents figures on industrial accidents, so analyzed as to show to what extent workers actually are being injured and the decreases which has been brought about by modern safety efforts. Not Safe at Home. The morbid-minded person who simply reads that a certain number of thousands of workers were injured in industrial occupations during a cer tain year, might not feel so gloomy if he analyzed the figures and discov ered that probably six-sevenths of the injuries reported as such would not be noticed had they occurred in the home or in the garden. The sensi tive citizen also would be comforted if it were pointed out to him that about one-third of 1 per cent are fatal injuries, about 1 per cent result in permanent injuries, and the remain der are minor injuries. A number of surprising compari sons are made in the pamphlet. For instance, of 370 fatal accidents in Massachusetts during a certain year, ninety-five occurred in factories, while 275 occured in street and building construction, on railways, and other work, outside of factories. During the same period, 374 deaths from whooping cough and measles occurred among children. The remarkable fact is set forth that industrial work is really the safest occupation in this .country. In Industrial Fields. The reports of the United States government are cited to show that in all factories, mines, railroads, steel mills, and other industries, one work er out of each 1,500 is killed annually. Outside of industry, one out of every 1,000 is killed annually. But in manu facturing only one out of 4,000 is killed annually. The fact is surpris ing, but true, that in farming ont out of every 2,000 meets death each year; this represents considerably more of a hazard than the one in 4,000 in general manufacturing. It is deduced from dry statistics that the law of gravitation is respon sible for the most and the worst acci dents, not excepting machinery. More men and women are crippled or killed from falling or because something falls on them, than from any other cause. Four times as many people are drowned every year as are killed by machinery. This includes those drowned while bent on pleasure and those drowned in the pursuit of busi ness. The moral is found in the appli cation of the universal remedy "Per sonal Precaution is the Greatest Safe guard." Iron Trade Review. Strike of Mexican Textile Workers Settled by Arbitration (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) Mexico City, May 20. A strike of textile workers in the federal district, the State of Mexico and Vera Cruz, has been settled by arbitration, in which C. Lopez de Lara, governor of the federal district, played an impor tant part. The strikers were given increase in wages ranging from 25 to 100 per cent, graduated according to the wages now received. Workmen earning less than 75 centavos a day were given 100 per cent increase, while those earning 4 pesos or more received 25 per cent. As the former wages were based on a ten-hour day, however, the actual increase in pay under the present eight-hour law will ittain those figures. Piece workers in the textile trades secured advances of from 40 to 100 per cent. Taken to Protect the Canal From the Raiders (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) Ancon, Panama Canal Zone, May 3. To protect the Panama canal against surprise movements by raid ers and to secure peaceful commer cial ships against possible harm through confusion, General Plummer has established what are known as "defensive sea areas" off both en trances to the canal. They are in ef fect ante room sections, where every ship must present its credentials and undergo inspection before entering the canal. Steps Hair Made Beautifully Wavy While You Sleep! Just think, girls! You apply a little liquid Umerine at bedtime and in the morning your hair has a prettier wave and curl than probably it has ever had. The wa vines s looks perfectly natural, and the hair is sleek and glossy like plush. It will remain in curt the longest time, regardless of heat, wind or moisture, and you won't have to be con tinually fussing with loose strands or fly ing ends. Liquid silmerine is of course entirely harmless. It leaves no sticky, greasy or streaky trace. It has the peculiar quality of drying in beautiful waves, creases and swirls. It is also an excellent dressing for the hair, keeping it delightfully soft and silky. A few ounces from your druggist wilt Isst for weeks. It is best applied with a elean tooth brush, drawing this down the full length of the hair. How to Look Years Less Than Your Age The most aged face will look younger after the use of ordinary mercolised wax for from ten days to two weeks. This remarkable substance, because of its peculiar absorptive power, actually removes the thin veil of faded or withered outer cuticle, a little at a time. Gradually the fresher, more youthful skin underneath is revealed. This absorption process being a purely hygienic one, an en tirely natural complexion is acquired quite different from the artificial complexion, which appears anything but girlish, though often hearing painful evidence of childish ness. An ounce of mercolized wax, obtain able at any drug store, is sufficient to re ja venule any complexion. It is put on like cold cream at bed time, and removed morn ings with warm water. To eradicate such age marks as wrinkles and furrows, make a wash lotion by dissolv ing one ounce of powdered saxolite in one half pint witch hazel. This has wonderful astringent and tonic properties. It quickly effaces all kinds of wrinkles, no matter how caused, making the skin firm, smooth and foung looking Advertisement. Win Honors Eastern Schools WOULD RAISE BAR AGAINSTARRESTS Des Moines Business Men Ask Order Restraining Attorney General From Enforcing Blue Laws. Omaha girl graduates at eastern schools finished with the usual high honors attained by local young women. Miss Flora Buck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Buck. 2007 Sherman avenue, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar, where she was graduated last week. Miss Buck is a high school graduate of 1912 and spent a year traveling in Europe before en- tering Vassar. She expects to pursue a post-graduate course at the Univer sity of Wisconsin. Miss Amy Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Nelson, 2413 North Eighteenth street, will graduate this month from the University of Michi gan, Ann Arbor. She is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. She grad uated from Omaha High school in the class of 1913. WHISKERS GOING . TO THE DISCARD Safety Razors Are Urged for the Soldier Boys Who Go to Firing Line Over Seas. When, during the Spanish-American war, the Spanish officers met Americans for the first time in friend ly communication, at the capitulation of Santiago, they were surprised to find that the American soldier 'was clean shaven. Few officers in the United States service affect either mustache or beard. As a rule they are better look ing than the continental soldier. The bar! arian trims his beard and hair to become frightful in the eyes of his enemy. The bearskin and sha kos of Napoleonic armies were adopted to add height and rightful ness to the appearance of the sol dier. All, or nearly all, of the European armies encourage the mustache. The bigger the mustache the fiercer the soldier. The French soldiers call them selves "poilus" as a tribute to their hairiness of visage. When the British went into the war, the young men composing the army were as smoothly shaven as the American private. But a lack of safety razors for razor factories are turning out shrapnel has given them the appearance of continental war riors. When we send our soldiers to France, let them have the distinction that in the kit shall be a razor, and that the approach of a clean shaven man in uniform shall iuJicate that here comes an American Syracuse Post. Change of Front. "Going to make a garden ihla yesr?" "No, I have boarded grubs, worms and Insects long enough." "Huh?" "I'll aeep ehiofcens this year and let the aforesaid grubs, worms and Insects board them. Kansas City Journal (From a 8taff Correspondent.) Des Moines, la., June 16. (Special Telegram.) In an attempt to bar At torney General Havner and police from arresting them again under blue laws for opening Sunday, one candy store and .wo drug stores today ap plied to district court for a restrain ing order against these officers. The plaintiffs arc the Gutshall randy store, the Irwin drug store and the Dickson drug store. All were freed of charges of violating the Sunday closing law in municipal court this week. They charge Havner had threatened to ar rest them for reopening. Begin Survey of Camp. L. P. Wollf of St. Paul, army engi neer, and a corps of assistants reached Des Moines today to go over the grounds chosen for the cantonment camp for the Thirteenth division at Camp Dodge. The engineers will lav out the tract, which consists of 3,500 acres, at once. A complete sanitary and waterworks system will be planned and the camp laid out in streets after the plans of a modern city. City and county authorities are planning to enforce all laws to keep the vicinity of the camp clean morally. Colored Troops at Fort. Many colored men from all parts of the country are arriving at Fort Des Moines daily to take training as officers of colored troops. None but negroes of standing in their home communities are being received. Many of the men are graduates of educational institutions. Yeomen to San Antonio. The next general conclave of the Brotherhood o( American Yeomen will be held in San Antonio, Tex. Omaha was a candidate, but San An tonio won by a big vote. Resolutions were adopted at the meeting here urg ing prohibition as a war measure. A juvenile department will probably be organized by the order. This was made possible through a law passed by the last general assembly o Iowa. Big Flag Day Celebration. Flag day was celebrated in Des Moines by a monstrous parade, staged in the evening under the direction o the hlks and Yeomen lodges, and a patriotic meeting at the coliseum, at which former Congressman Pickett was the principal speaker. The meet ing at the coliseum was taken advan tage of to secure recruits for the reg ular army and fifty men enlisted. 5.000 Carpenters to Be Used. ft is the plan of the government to let the contract within a few tiavs for the erection of the buildings at Camp Dodge, the conscription camp for the 1 hirteenth division. Nunc J.tKH.' build ings will be erecled. Heretofore one contractor has been awarded the en tire contract and has sublet the work in building similar camps, and it is possible the same plan will be fol lowed here. More than 5,000 carpen ters will he used on the work. I he camp must be ready to receive the men by September 1. Control Board Lets Contracts, Contracts have been awarded bv the state board of control for a number of new buildings at the women's re formatory at Kockwell City, work on wnicn will start at once. W. r. Kucharo to. of Des Moines was awarded the following contracts: In dustrial school building. S2.206: cot tage, $2(i.h32; pump house, $t75. The Des Moines Plumbing and Heating company secured tile following cen trales: numbing and heating cot tage, $8.3o8; Industrial school, $4,770; water and sewerage system, $2,375. the Ues Monies bridge and Iron company was given the contract for the erection and completion of a wa ter tank at $5,000. Leach Heads Bankers. S. M. Leach of Adel was todav elected president of the Iowa State Hankers association. He has been in the banking business in Adel for many years. The association yesterday adopted a resolution against the war tax on checks as proposed by mem bers of congress. CoDies of the reso lution were (orwarded to the mem bers of the Iowa delegation in con gress. The bankers say that such a tax will induce people to use currency and will require the banks to carry an unusual amount of currency. State G. A. R. Encampment. The Iowa state Grand Army en campment is to be held in Daven port June 19 to 21. Governor Harding and his staff. Department Commander Mills and other officers of the Grand Army will leave Des Moines on a special train which is to leave over Rock Island at 8 o'clock next Tuesday morning. The program at Davenport includes a big campfire Tuesday night, a parade at 2 o'clock Wednesday and a river ride Thursday afternoon. High Cost of Living Means Higher Salaries in Mexico (Correspondence of Ths Associated Press ) Mexico City, May 15. Taking into consideration the high cost of living, a number of the members of con gress have started a movement for an .increase of their salaries June 1. A bill shortly will be introduced in creasing the salary of a deputy from Wi pesos a day to 20 pesos. ECUADOR MAY SELL ISLANDS TO U. S. Galapagos Lie Close to Steamer Lanes and Would Make Fine Site for Naval Base. Ancon. Panama Canal Zone, May 8. Keports keep coming to the isth mus of a growing inclination on the part of the people of Ecuador to of fer the Galapagos islands for sale to the United States. The handsome price paid for the Virgin islands is said to have made a great impression on Ecuadorians. The Galapagos islands have long been economically worthless to Ec uador, but all suggestions to sell them have been hailed by opposing politi cians as an intrigue to deliver the territory of the country into the hands of foreigners. It may he that the conduct of the United Slates to ward Latin America under President Wilson has mitigated the distrust of the United States and inclined the Ec uadorians to consider more leniently American possession of the islands. J'heGalapagqs JieaboutJWmilcsJ southwest of the canal, close to the road of steamers plying between the canal and New Zealand, Australia, and the rest of Oceania and the lower East Indies. It is asserted that the site would be a strategic point for naval operations, an outpost in the defense of the ca nal and a haven for ships of peace or war in a vast stretch of lonely sea. The population o the group is reported as about 400 persons Do You Believe In Me? H. M. 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A Fine Brass Bed Of Very Smart Design This Bed is satin fin ished, of strong con struction and unusual ly smart design ; priced below the present day cost, at $24.00 60-lb. first quality white cotton Imperial Mattress, covered in high grade art ticking, with roll edge and four rows of stitching. .$17.50 "WAY" Sagless Springs Guaranteed for 25 years against sagging, stretch ing or breaking, price, $9 1 1 f I $15.00 Delightful Gifts for the Bride to Be The Martha Washington Sewing Table (illustrated above) is but one of very many beautiful pieces that will be treasured in her home as long as she can remember the dear friend that gave it. Select With Care Those Summertime Draperies and Window Curtains Appropriate window curtains, hangings and slip-overs will re-create your sun room and bed rooms this summer as nothing else can. The transforma tion is inexpensive and our drapery men are here to help you in the spirit of true service. 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