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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1917)
BOY SCOUTS TO
VISIT EACH HOME
FOR RED CROSS
Total for Second Day of Cam
paign $144,823; Women
. Call Up Every Omaha
Be Ready to Sign the Card
"Every housewife in Omaha
should have talked over with her
husband the amount of their pledge
to the campaign, (o the card can be
igned at once when the Scout calls.
It will require a great amount of
work to call at 40,000 homes, and
the boys should be delayed as little
as possible." Committee.
The Red Cross war fund totalled
$144,823 at noon yesterday. Of this
sum $60,783 represents today s effort.
The Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway company and the Ne
braska Telephone company gave $5,
00' each and the electric light com
pany and the gas company each
Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Redick gave
$1,000 and team 9 reported $1,238.50
at the luncheon of the team captains
at the Fontenelle.
Subscription blanks were signed by
450 employes of the Krandeis store
and the old soldiers of the U. S.
Grant corps of the Grand Army
pledged $25 to the fund.
Totals for First Day.
Totals for the first day of the Red
Cross finance campaign amounted to
$84,040. This sum represents sub
scriptions in cash and written pledges.
Although $110,000 was guaranteed at
the Red Cross dinner Friday, it was
only pledged orally, and i while it is
as good as in, it cannot be give:', in
the total amount, since it is not in
writing. A wire was received from
Washington headquarters congratu
lating Omaha on the results of the
"Give one day's pay" is the ultima
tum laid down to Omaha citizens by
the 800 Boy Scouts, the crusaders in
khaki, who will make a nousc-to-liouse
canvass in every district of the
city Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
asking every rcsiden' to contribute to
the fund on an equal basis. One day's
pay for each "bread winner" means
only that one-third o! 1 per cent of
the annual income of the contributor
is given to the fund. "Surely every
man, woman and child in the city is
able to give one-third of 1 per cent
out of each dollar that he earns," said
one of the captains.
Merely Ask Pledge.
The scout will ask for no money,
but merely that the housewife sign a
pledge card which she wilt hand back
to the acout. The boy will then give
the woman a window hanger which
announces that the household helped
the Red Crost. According to the pa
triotic scouts, every -window in Oma
ha will ha.vt.one of these cards before
the week i over, and the one which
does not have it will be as lonesome
as Robinson- .Crusoe was before bis
man Friday appeared on the scene.
The winning; troop is promised a din
ner, movie party or automobile party
by Ward Burgess.
Pay on Installments.
Pledget arc payable in four equal
installmenta on the first cf July,
August,- September and October, and
contributora will be notified aa each
installment falls due.
In housea where there are two or
more wage earnera the Red Cross
asks for the total of one day's pay
for the entire amount for one day.
In some families the head of the
household may earn $25 a day. In
other households the income may be
$2 a day. Whatever the amount, a
pledge of that aum is asked.
Over $15,000 was tubscribed to the
Red Cross by the campaign waged
on the South Side Wednesday morn
ing. Donators were as follows:
Union Stock Tarts company ....I ."
Mock Tarts Nllotil tank J.SO0
Live Stork National bank
Employes . . ;
Packers National bank ..
Traders' exchange .......
It was also reported that J. Ogden
Armour had given $500,000 to the Na
tional Red Cross society.
Phones Kept Batf.
F!acsrrll an' placed In every uslnss
houee asking the employes to contribute
The Omaha Ad etub le conducting- the
most tntenetve advertUlns campaign ever
put on In Omaha tn the Interests ot the
Besides fuU page announcements tn the
dally uaners and Red Cross slides In all
''movie" houses of ths city, street cara
are to be placarded, tnus malting ii prac
tically Impossible for the residents of Omaha
to overlook the "Olva One Day's Pay Cam
paign." Prank C. Best Is In charge of the atreet
car publicity and of the telephone volunteer
teams. Tom Warneld receives duo creau
for aeslstance In the newspaper advertise
ments, K. H. Wallace for the "movie" ad
vertising and C, B. Ayres and Frank Butlta
for their help.
Telephone wires fairly eliiled while the
committee of 200 women celled SO.000 resi
dences, asking them to contribute to the
fund when asked by the Boy Boouts. One
member of the committee reported that out
of twenty-fve calls only one refused, while
fifteen promised to given and nine said they
would talk It over with thlr husbands.
Men's, Women's and Children's
SUITS. SHOES AND FURNISHINGS
AT LESS THAN COST
SATURDAY THE LAST DAY
SftTBE NOVELTY CO.,
MR. CORE ATTACKS
FOOD CONTROL BILL
Oklahoma Senator 3ays Would
Cost Corn Producers Half
Billion First Year; An
swer by Kenyon.
Washington, June 20. In a vigor
ous attack upon the administration
food control bill in the senate today
Senate Gore, democrat, chairman of
the agriculture committee, declared it
strikes at the farmer, will cause losses
to producers this year of $5H,00O,0tltl
in wheat ana :mj,iw,uiiu in corn ami
result in famine next year through re
Senator Gore declared the bill
"short sighted policy" and it would
result in urivtllg uuwn mimcm piiv.ee.
Bill Should be Amended.
"ft was drawn bv some attorney
down at- the Department of Agricul
ture, he shouted, but one woui'i
think it is in the handwriting of the
diety and that it would be sacrilege to
Senator Gore declared the bill was
the "sweepings" of all the British and
Canadian food acts of Parliament and
orders in council.
"They are all strung together in
this bill like a lot of beads," he de
clared. "If congress loses its self-respect
in passing this bill unamended,
everybody else will lose their respect
"I will not say that the intention
of this whole movement is to force
down the price of products in the
hands of the farmers, hut that is the
inevitable result" he declared.
Kenyon Roasts Speculators.
Senator Kenyon, republican, then
spoke in defense of the bill,, attack
ing food speculators as highwaymen.
"One, however, should apologize
for using the term 'highwayman' in
connection with them," he said. "The
highwayman or the sea pirate is a
Christian gentleman compared to
thtui. It lakes sonic courage to be
a highwayman, but no courage to be
a food speculator. These gentlemen
at the present time are the allies of
the kaiser. They arc weakening the
American nation in its contest. The
men who fight must be fed. The
mothers of the nation must be fed.
The babies of the nation likewise. The
men who work to make the things
to fight with must be fed.
Babies and Food.
"We have heard something about
this bill giving the right to the food
controller to tell mothers how much
food they shall give their babies.
It does not do so. But there is one
question just as important as the
question of the amount of food a
mother shall give a baby and that
is whether the baby shall have any
food at all or whether the food that
should go to feed the babies of the
poor shall feed the poodle dogs of
"We are contending that babies of
the ioor shall have food; that there
shall be no extraordinary profits dur
ing this war, either in foodstuffs or
steel or anything else. .Foullon may
sneeringly say 'the people may eat
grass' or Marie Antoinette 'Let them
eat cake', they do not propose to
eat grass and they have no chance to
eat cake. The government must to
some extent take the place ot middle
men in this situation..
Food Prices are Too High.
"When -we are paying more for
food in this country than they are in
London there is something wrong.
No fine spun theory can convince
otherwise. I would as soon have a
dictatorship of a food controller as
the dictatorship of the food gamb
lers." Senator Kenyon contended the bill
does not injure farmers whom he de
clared "would rather have food sup
plies of the nation controlled by the
nation than by the food gamester."
Senators Borah and Reed sug
gested that the bill is unconstitu
tional, but Senator Kenyon insisted
that iti provisions are amply justi
fied under the constitutional war
"I am deeply apprehensive regard
ing the effect upon public tranquility
unless something is done," said Sen
ator Kenyon. "We must realize the
grave situation of the nation, which
justifies this legislation. J. lie peo
nle. farmers, laboring men and every
body have got to make sacrifices
and are willing to, The small salar
ied man certainly is doing so now.
Nobody in congress wants to injure
the farmers, who have been some
what stirred up against the bill, al
though it is generally in their inter
est." Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst
Arrives at Petrograd
Petrograd June 20. (Via London.)
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, the Brit
ish suffragist leader, arrived unex
pectedly in Petrograd yesterday. Mrs.
Pankhurst conferred with Elihu Root
and Charles Edward Russell at the
Winter Palace regarding ways to as
sist Russia in the struggle with the
Mrs. Pankhurst said that she had
come to Russia' to explain to the men
and women of the new republic the
attitude of the British democracy to
ward the ' r.
TONK THK HTOMACH
With Horeford's Acid Phosphate,
Disordered stomach and weak digestion
are relieved and strengthened by tte tonic
properties. Buy a bottle. Advertisement.
THE NOVELTY CO.
Thousands of Dollars the Buying
Public Will Save During This
Hummel Wants Council .
tn Charge of Police
City Commissioner Hummel made
this atatement when asked for an
expression on the Maloney hearing
"I believe that the police depart
ment needs reorganizing.
"If Commissioner Kugel or Chief
Dunn aay that their hands have
been tied in any way by the city
council during the last four years
they are mistaken.
"I favor the mayor's proposition,
that the seven city commissioners
should take over the police depart
ment. If we are to be blamed we
should have lome of the responsi
bility." POOL OF COAL AND
(Continued From I'age One.)
tween rail transportation and anthra
cite production. Bituminous mines,
however, are compelled by the car
shortage to operate only part time
and many miners are going into other
Contributine factors in the disor
ganization of coal transportation are
the high barge rates Irom New York
to Newport News to Boston and the
practice of lake ships to make trips
to the northwest in water ballast
rather than carry coal.
Commission Explains Plan.
Discussing the proposed remedy,
the commission says:
If the producer at each mine were
paid bis full cost of production, with
allowances for depletion, mainte
nance, upkeep and all the usual items,
and to this were added a fixed and
uniform net profit per ton, with due
regard to duality, the coal thus pro
duced at widely varying casts, if
pooled, could be sold through the
government at an average and uni
form once, nualitv considered, wmcn
would be entirely tolerable to the con
suming public and a price much
lower than could be tixecl it an et-
fort were made to fix a uniform price
to the producer. It would seem that
steady employment, fair compensa
tion to labor and capital, equitable
distribution and stable prices could
The railroads of the country, if
operated as a unit and on govern
ment account, could be used to trans
oort coal and other products by the
most direct route to their point of
destination and the efficiency of the
roads themselves, existing rolling
stock and motive power would be
vastly increased. ,
Distribution of Receipt!.
All receipts from all rail and wa
ter transportation agencies being
pooled at the hands of the govern
ment and all expense of operations
being paid from the common fund,
each individual company should be
paid a just compensation, which
might be measured by the average
annual net profit and expenditure for
maintenance and betterment for the
five-year period prior to the war.
The operations both ot the mines
and of the transportation agencies
could be carried on by the present
employes -nd officials and after the
war they could be returned unim
paired to private operation. The roll
ing stock of railroads, operated as a
unit, could be mobilized so as to care
for the shifting seasonal demands."
Attention is called to the tact that
Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy
and Germany have found it necessary
during the war to take over control
of their coal industries in varying de
The commission win continue its
Three Seek Divorce Carrie Payne,
suing Charles I'ayne for divorce in
district court, alleges misconduct.
Louise Shlnrock would be freed from
Lawrence Shlnrock on ground" of al
leged desertion and Henry C. Getcher
oaks a divorce from Hilda Getcher on
grounds of alleged cruelty.
DIAMOND TIRES STST4
Lininger Implement Co.
6th and Pacific Streets.-. Omaha, Nab. Phong Douglas 109.
1 Diamond mii
in far greater
volume than any
guides choice to
Omaha Tire Repair Co.
HENRY NYGAARD, Prop.
2201 Farnam Strost. OMAHA Phona Tylar 1SS2.
OMAHA, THURSDAY, JUNE
AT WORK IN RUSSIA
Americans Expect to Increase
Traffic More Than Three
fold Within Short
Petrograd, June 20. (Via London.)
The American Railway commission
after a partial inspection of Russia's
railroad resources is confident that
even with the existing deficiency in
rolling stock traffic can he increased
more than threefold.
The Americans arc somewhat skep
tical, it is believed, about the possi
bility of managing the lines on the
principles put forward by N. V. Nek
rasoff, minister of communications,
who is accompanying the commis
sion. In a statement given to the Asso
ciated Press by M. Milinsky, director
of the department of material, warm
appreciation was expressed for the
work already done by the Americans,
lie said: '
"Mr. Stevens and his colleagues
found the condition of the track not
so bad as expected. The rolling stock
they also found in relatively favorable
condition. The work of the Ameri
cans in Vladivostock was admirable
and they are now engaged in planning
and putting together shops. On the
spot they decided that the facilities
at Vladivostock were inadequate to
means more than just
keeping a stock of shoes
At least it means more
with us. It means a
great variety of pat
terns, each the smartest
of its kind, for every
occasion. It means qual
ity in those shoes equal
to their style.
It means fitting your
foot with the proper
size to insure your
comfort and lasting sat
isfaction. It means serv
ing you with footwear
of the latest style for
any costume at an hon
In short, it means fit
ting your taste, your
feet and your pocket
book. That is our busi
ness. PARCEL POST PAID.
Drexel Shoe Co.
1419 FARNAM ST.
- equip - I
take care of the expected delivery of
big American orders and the con
struction of two big piers for ships
drawing forty-five feet was decided
upon and sketches made. The work
has already begun and will be finished
within three months.
"At Harbin. Tfhita, Krasnoyarsk,
Irkutsk and also at Vyatka, in Euro
pean Russia, thorough examinations
were made, chiefly from the stand
point of finding the most suitable lo
cations for repair shops. We will act
on the advice of the commissioners."
THOMPSON BELDEN 6XO.
are at Your
for Separate Skirts
Taffetas and Satins lead
in popularity. Our collections-
large and present many
excellent values, at $1.50,
$1.75 and $2.
New White Wash Satins,
36 and 40 inches wide
$1.50 to $3.50.
The New Silks First
Silk Boot Hose
Silica, wrier, they show.
Llsl. whar. tiny nw,
Colors, black and white, lisle
tops and double CQ
soles, a pair OaC
New Just In
j Large Pique Collars.
Pique Collar and Cuff
Sets, so practical and
much admired for sum
King of Bulgaria
Is Afraid of Greece
Geneva, Tuesday, June 19. (Via
Paris.) The semi-official Balkan
News agency says that King Ferdi
nand of Bulgaria has been impressed
deeply by the abdication of King
Constantine and considers it certain
former Premier Vene2elos will take
office at the head of the government
and that Greece will enter the war
against Bulgaria. King Ferdinand
lHouirs, pm a.
A Pleasing Combination of
the Practical and the Artistic
In These Summer Dresses
Materials have been chosen with
an eye ta coolness and comfort
during the warm weather. The
dressmaking is perfect to the
smallest detail. Styles are varied
to suit the many occasions and
purposes of a summer season.
Prices are $7.50 to $35
Embroidered and Woven
The frock of voile is so sen
sible for summer because its
attractiveness is enhanced
by the knowledge that it
may be cleaned and laun
dered without injury. They
return as fresh as when
new. Exclusive patterns, in
figures, plaids and stripes
75c to $1.50 a yard.
Opposite the Silks.
85c to $1 a Yard
The color ranges in both qual
ities are very complete and the
prices are far less than present
purchases could ba sold for.
Opposite th. Silks.
is the cool, invigorating air from an Electric
For less than a cent an hour an Electric Fan will blow
a refreshing, uninterrupted breeze as long as you wish.
You'll Forget the Heat
by equipping your home with an Electric Fan". The
sultry winds from the Southwest plains will hold no ter
rors for you or your family. Simply turn the switch and
you have a breeze as refreshing as the winds straight from
An Electric Fan can be attached to any light socket.
Place it wherever you happen to be working or resting
in the kitchen, dining room, living room or bedroom.
Get Your Fan Today. Enjoy It All Summer Long.
Nebraska Power Co.
, (SUCCESSORS TO OMAHA ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER CO.)
Your Electric Service Co.
therefore intends to go shortly to
German great headquarters to de
Liverpool Cotton Exchange
Closed for Few Days
Liverpool, June 20. The cotton ex
change was closed temporarily today
after a short period of trading. Un
usual advances have occurred on the
Liverpool cotton exchange in the last
few days. The high prices yesterday
showed gains of 148 to 182 points.
mm., Close 6 p. mm.
In Price Go
It pays, indeed, to pur
chase a suit during the
June Clearaway the as
sortments are good and
the prices so low as
On Your Footwear
Is an assurance of genu
ine goodness, for Sorosis
are known the country
over for their quality and
We are showing a com
plete assortment of white
kid boots, (both low and
high heels), from $10 to
Lace and button styles, in
gray, ivory and cham
pagne boots, $10 to $14.
White R e i n s k i n Lace
Boots, are $6.
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