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OF AIR PROGRAM
2 Uharges of Conspiracy Indicate
::. Misuse of Hundreds of Mil
7. lions of Dollars of ,
t (By AuoctaUd riM.)
Washington, May 2. Investigation
Hiaf the army aviation situation with a
view to criminal prosecutions was
v urged today in the senate.
Gross extravagance and misuse of
. appropriations for the aviation pro
gram were suggested and, in spirited
speeches, several senators declared
.further investigation should be made
sjs to any criminal or civil liability of
those responsible. '
Senator Brandegee of Connecticut,
jpublican, who recently referred to
oppression of the aviation report
made to President Wilson by Gutzon
Borglum, the sculptor, brought up
-the subject and suggested that the
senate military committee should con
tinue its inqutry, with a view to de
termining if criminal prosecutions
should be brought ,.
'. Charges of Conspiracy.
'Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
acting chairman pf the senate military
committee, said the committee was
ready to act, but contended that the
Department-of Justice should make
ay criminal inquiry, -
Senator Knox of Pennsylvania, re
publican, suggested that civil as well
s criminal responsibility in expend!
; fire of the aircraft , appropriations
should be fixed. '
" "Ther are charges of conspiracy,"
v he said, "that indicate misuse of hun
dreds of millions of dollars of the
people's money," ' ' '
' Baker's Statement Branded False.
A reportn on the aircraft situatio,
compiled by the investigating com
mittee of the Aeronautical Society of
Americawas filed in the senate today
hjr Senator Wadsworth of New York.
k It reviews statements on the pro
gress of the building program attrib
uted to Secretary Baker and brands
them false and misleading. The report
does not attempt to fix responsibility
for delays and failures, but in gen
eral way supports the published
charges made by Gutzon Borglum.
It ' charges that more than 5 per
tent of the facilities for building air
craft have been utiliaed and that re
cruiting and training of men for flyers
has slowed down. . .
- "Practically all atatementi by offi
ters of the government regarding the
execution - of the aircraft program
must be absolutely neglected as un
trustworthy." said the report "In
ventive genius was left unutilized, so
the 1919 program ia imperilled unless
steps are radically taken to combat
this evil." ,
, The report also concluded that pro
I Auction of fighting planes "is lagging
through lack of co-operation of de-
pertinents" and that delays will in-
trease with the rate of oroduction.
..The Liberty motor, basically of
food design, said the report, wss dis
credited by exaggeration of high
Officials and its production unneces
sarily delayed the high altitude type.
1 'AMEEICANS QUICK
TO LEARN FRENCH
1 C1 FIGHTERS' TRICKS
Paris, May 2. 'The end will show
which weighed most in the balance,
Austrian cannon as reinforcements to
the enemy, or the battalions which
' crowed the Atlantic to support the
defenders of right," says a special dis
patch to the Temps, describing a visit
to the American troops at the
front. v '
"The Franco-British liason has been
rightly described as intimate; the
Franco-American is, if possible, still
closer. It is real fusion. Every docu
ment of one of the French divisions
touching the Americana is immedi
ately' translated and communicated
to the allies. There are two uniforms.
two languages, but one army."
The correspondent asked a French
j ariiucrj coiunci, wuu ia wen kiiuwii
,i in Washington, what he thought of
H mi American auici. me coionct re
;1 nlied: ;. . .
i VVe value them highly of course.
;X There are lots of tricks which we
s learned at what cost! which we can
hand on, but I am astonished at their
4 faculty of assimilation.
jj "Take my arm of the service. One
J of the greatest difficulties in artillery
S is the utilization of observation points.
r. Ton can hardly imagine the work in'
( rotted in properly usinsr the informs
S tion collected at these points. Our
y American comrades have succeeded
W splendidly in this delicate work."
I GERMAN BOOKS
i " IN GRETNA HIGH
1 Gretna, Neb., May 2. (Special.)
German' books used in the high school
7- here were destroyed Friday or Satur
',: day, night 1 Someone entered the
school house, ransacked the desks and
i, bookcases and removed practically all
of the German books.
The school was well stocked with
' German books, which were valued at
- many hundred dollars. The schoo
V had enough German' song books to
- supply every pupil in the high school
' Last year, up to the time when war
was declared, German songs were
,1 sung st high school assembly every
week ' ' -,.i,r
I 'i Feeling1 against teaching German
',- ur the schools has been hieh for the
z last few months. Latin is not taught
3 and in order for the graudates to get
I; any college credit in foreign languages
.jj it hat been necessary for ' them to
t study German, as no other foreign
(anfttage is offered.
. The pupils of the school recently
1 received a mysterious message, telling
;-cnem that if they left their German
: books where 'they could be reached
t ey would be destroyed. '
Instructors warned the pupils to
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The enormous losses inflicted on
the Germans by the British have
caused General Ludendorf to change
his tactics. He has ordered that no
more massed attacks be made by. Ger
man troops. He issued the following
order, dated March 30: "The idea of
forcing success by the employment of
masses must be abolished absolutely.
It only leads to unnecessary losses.
The effective use of weapons, not of
numbers, gives the decision.
(Contlauce From Pf On.)
dent could not have happened in damp
weather, they declared.
Many Inhale Flames.
Last winter, according to the same
authority, the signal corps lost a bal
loon in Oklahoma front the same
cause. No one was injured in that
explosion. Since then care has been
taken to prevent the generation of
static current around the balloons.
So sudden was the explosion that
it was impossible for the men in
charge of the balloon to escape. The
two who were killed outright died
from shock and burns, and the dan
gerously'injured are said to be suffer,
ing from inhaling the flames.
About 30 members of the ' Four
teenth company were in charge of the
balloon. Several of those who were
near the entrance to the hangar were
literally blown from the building and
escaped with only scratches and min
Think No Officers "Injured.
An Omaha army officer stated that
in all probability none of the officers
or cadets waa among the killed or
injured. He declared that the cadets
leave the baskets as soon as the bal
loons reach the ground. The big
bass are then placed in the hands of
enlisted men who take them to the
hangars. This is called in army par
lance, putting them to bed.
The soldiers who care for the baga
are in charge of an officer, who gen
erally is a commissioned cadet. If
the officer in charge happened to be
in the hangar when the explosion
hanoened his name probably will be
found in the list of killed or injured
z First Fatality Here. a
The Fourteenth company is one of
the older organizations. It has been
known as one of the overseas com
panies, and has been daily expecting
to entrain tor the front
The operation of the captive bal
oons in Omaha has been extremely
successful and frequently eight bal
loons have been in the air at the same
time. Flights have varied in a'titude
from 2,000 to 3,500 feet. This is the
first fatality recorded since the estab
lishment ot the balloon school at the
Omaha fort, officers declared.
First news of the disaster reached
the city when unexpected intermis
sions came in all the theatera and
orders were read from the stages in
structing all enlisted men in the audi
ence to return immediately to the bal
loon field. .
Lew Kelley. playing at the Gayety,
had barely concluded his brief expe
riences in London in a patriotic talk,
when an enlisted man ,handed him a
note. The annoucement waa made
that a serious explosion had taken
place at the camp in which two men
were killed. '
Following this a number of soldiers
left the theater for Fort Omaha.
Bodies Horribly Burned.
The clothing of both dead men was
burned from their bodies. Only a
fragment of the shoes clung to their
feet The bodies were charred and
the skin was entirely burned away.
A lock of red hair was the only
recognizable feature on Beal'a body
and a small band ring still clung to
the remnant of Davis' left hand.
The features of both men were
baked into a mass.
The position of the bodies when
found after the explosion indicated
a struggle, the arms being extended
and the hands clinched. A deep gash
appeared in the center of Davis' f ore-
; Upland Passes Quota. -
Upland, Neb., May 2.-(Special.)-Upland,
with a Liberty loan quota of
$56,000, has subscribed. $73,300 and
IN A PACKAGE OF
Corn Food Good TbThe
Measure Agreed to in Confer
ence Would Restrict Freedom
of Speech and Liberty of
Press, They JJeclare.
(Or Aaaoelated Ptcm.)
Washington,. May 2. Opponents
of the sedition bill with it's drastic
penalties for disloyal acts and state
ments argued in the senate today
that the measure as agreed to in con
ference would restrict legitimate
freedom of speech and liberty of the
press. Action on the conference re
port Was deferred until tomorrow.
Criticism centered on the provis
'o.i anthnrizinsr the oostmaster gen
eral to decide what is non-mailable
and the . action of the conferees, in
eliminating the senate amendment
,.,urh umiiM fvfmnt truthful state
ments made with good motives from
the burs restrictions.
Senators Borah of Idaho and
Hardwick of Georgia led the attack.
Senators Walsh of Montana and Nel
SJn of Minnesota declared the ap
prehensions presented unfounded.
Borah Attacks Censorship.
"You enable the postmaster gen
eral to say 'what newspapers may
live," said Senator Borah. "I have
seen newspapers and magazines ex
cluded from the mail during the past
six months as disloyal and I con
fess that I have been unable to see
the disloyalty that the postoffice de
partment found in taking the action.
This section would put a censorship
over the people of the United States
until public opinion could not be de
clared to exist."
Senator King of Utah said he con
ceded that the power to shut out
Innocent mail is given the postmaster
general. "The section was written
in." he added, "because there are cer
tain criminal anarchists in the
United States, the I. W. W. for in
stance, to whom money is sent by
mail and when men like William D.
Hywood are prosecuted large funds
are raised by contributions sent
through the mail. The authority is
desired to shut that out and make the
Senator Nelson declared "this dis
loyal propaganda that goes in sealed
packages must be stopped."
. Senator Smoot of Utah replied that
if the section were confined to first
class mail he would vote for it.
President First National
. Bank of Hastings Is Dead
Hastings, Neb., May 2.(Special
Telegram.) A. L. Clarke, late presi
dent of the First National bank of
Hastings, died today. The funeral
will be held at the residence Friday,
May 4, at 3:30 p. .m
FRIDAY - SATURDAY
This Piano Sal Positively Closes Saturday -Evening;
Just glance over this list judge for yourself whether they are
real bargain or not I Never in the history of our business have we
conducted such a sale. Practically every well known make is rep
resented, and at prices far below their value. These pianos have been
turned in by May 1st movers as part payment on new grands and
? layers. Many cannot be distinguished from brand new. All are in
Irst class condition and guaranteed by Schmoller & Mueller, "The
largest music house in the west." Come early tomorrow morning if
you would have first choice of these wonderful bargains.
UPRIGHT PIANOS .
$225 Story & Camp.... 3 75
$250 Kohler & Chase. . . .S 85
$275 Kimball $100
$325 Emerson SI 10
$350 Baus S125
$550 Smith & Niaon . . . .$290
$800 A. B. Chase ......$310
$850 Stofor A Sons ....$195
$550 Mansfield $250
$600 Univenal $275
$650 Brinkerhoff $395
Many other prominent makes
are included in this sale, but for
it Low at
en Piano. ,
the lack of space are not listed. Be sure to come and see them.
' Remember this is the only store in Omaha where you can buy
New Steinway, Weber, Hardman, Emerson, Steger & Sons, McPhail
and Schmoller A Mueller Piano, also Genuine Aeolian Pianola
Piano. We rent pianos for $3.50 per month.
SCHMOLLER & MUELLER
131M3 DIAMrfl ff Telephone
Faxnam St irIHNV vUi Douglas 1623
We Sell Everything in the Music Line.
OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY
Russ Can "Come Back?
If Allies Will Aid
London, May 2. Captain Jean
Seba of the Czech-Slovak army, who
. has just reached London from the
Russian port on the Murman coast,
has been engaged for several
months in organizing a Czech-'
Slovak army in Russia, composed
mainly of men who were formerly
in the Austrian army and became
prisoners in Russia. '
In an interview with the Associ
ated Press, he said:
"Our army in Russia is so far a
small one, but the men having been
formerly in the Austrian army, are
well-trained and are thoroughly ac
quainted with the organization
and methods of the enemy.
"My observation in Russia during
the last few months convince me
that for the present, Russia ic like a
'sick person, who needs breathing
space and a rest cure. I am sure
it will again come into the war.
"With the help of the allies, Rus
sia can be brought back. All over
the country there are local Soviets
'and other organizations which will
never give in to German influences."
HAIG RESPONDS .
TO QUEEN MARY'S
London, May 2. Queen Mary's
recent letter to the troops has been
published in a special order for the
information of the troops in France,
with the following telegram to the
queen from General Haig:
"The message your majesty sent to
the army and air force in the name
of the women of the British empire
will inspire with new strength and
fresh determination all those brave
men from every part of the. empire,
who on thebattlefields of France
and Flanders are fighting so gallant
ly for all they hold most dear.
"They who with their own eyes
dUly see the women and children
homeless, and once peaceful and pros
perous villages and towns ruined and
m flames have resolved that their own
Itved ones and homes shall not
s'.are that suffering. No peril can be
too great no suffering too extreme,
;o save their country from such a
"Side by side with our gallant
allies, whose wrong we feel as our
own and are determined to set right,
we will persevere in the fight against
all odds until victory is at last
achieved. In this great struggle we
are heartened by the love and con
fidence of the women of the British
empire, of which your majesty's
most gracious message has given
such moving expression."
Esther Fullerton Is Granted
Divorce From 'Tardy' Hubby
Tardiness in keeping dates with his
wife was one of the grounds alleged
in a divorce suit tried before Judge
Troup. Esther Fullerton alleged that
James H. Fullerton had kept her wait
ing for him on the streets in Denver
for several hours; that he had an
over-developed passion for card play,
ing and a dwarfted sense of decency.
She was granted divorce and alimony.
$350 CabU S185
$375 Prica ft Taepla ....8195
$400 Chickering S218
$650 Steinway $225
$475 Stegar & Sons ....8235
I $800 Chickaring ..... . .$450
1 $1,000 Stainway $375
m Low at
3, ' 1918.
FIVE MEN KILLED;
IN FLYING STUNTS
Exhibition Program Carried
Out at Hicks Field in Honor
of General Greble After
Fort Worth, Tex., May 2. Falling
150 feet in a straight nose dive this
morningr, Lieutenant James S.' Ennis,
jr., of New York City, and Cadet Paul
Herriott of Oakland, Cal., were killed.
The accident happened at Hicks
field an hour before General Greble
and staff of Camp Bowie arrived to
witness some stunt flying.
The accident did not prevent the
day's program from being carried
out arid General Greble witnessed
many thrilling "stunts."
Followed Many Pursuits.
Oakland, Cal., May 2. Paul Her
riott, killed today in an aviation acci
dent at Fort-Worth, Tex., was 32
years old, uumarrred, and a graduate
of the University of California of ths
class of 1908 1 He had been a brick
layer, cow puncher, college student,
newspaper reporter, member of the
State Board of Control and secretary
to Senator Hiram W. Johnson. He
3he fashion Center Jor Women0
Double Brim White
Milans for $5
A May Sale Event
You'll like the fine quality
of Milan in these fashionable
sailors. Because they con
stitute a special purchase the
low price is possible. Besides
white, black and colors are
Friday's Price $5
The Blouse Store
Some of the most strikingly
attractive new blouses are in
batiste, cotton, voile and
sheerelene for $2.50 $3.50
and $5. v
Also there are several unusually
good values in Georgette and crepe
de chine for $5.
Thompson Belden Blouses
add distinction to costumes
Rit washes and dyes at the
same time. It will not
stain the hands or leave the
.materials streaked. Comes
in various shades 10c each.
Rubber Cushion Hair
brushes double bristle style
You will like these new mod
els. We guarantee that
they will fit properly be
comfortable, fash lonable
and that they will not rust,
break or tear
$1 a pair upwards.
The bett and most practical
The padded top prere&ts clothe
from falling off the hangers.
The lift top makes all garments
equally easy to get. ,
Outside construction of trunk
is supreme in trunk building.
Priced no higher than ordinary
Jutt more detail and thought
put into the trunk for your com
fort. Won't you let u how you?
FRELING & STEIN LE
"Omaha' But Baf gage BuiloW
1803 Farnam Street
When Buying Adrerb'sed Goods
Say Ton Read of Then in The Bm
German Smokes ''Fade?
Under Rigors of War
Amsterdam, May 2 For some
time past, the cigaret in Germany
has been growing thinner and thin
ner until at present the weight of
tobacco is little greater than of
PaPer- . .
The pre-war cigaret in Germany,
when sold by the ounce, ran about
16 to the ounce. Since the early part
of this year the cigaret has "faded"
until it makes more than 33 of them
to make an ounce .
was a son of Rev. C. C A. Herriott,
a Presbyterian clergyman of St. Paul,
Minnesota. " 1
Dropped While Making Turn.
Dayton, O., May 2. Major Oscar
A. Brindley and Colonel Damm, tw
expert aviaticn men from the Mc
Cook federa' flying field here, met
death at the Moraine City aviation
field here today. The machine drop
ped 400 feet while making a turn jn
the air. w
Observer Instantly Killed.
Lawton, Okla., May 2. Lieut.
William Dean Thompson of the 253d
field artillery, student observer at
Post field, was instantly killed and
Lieut. Foster Bailey, pilot, was in
jured severely today when their plane
fell 300 feet.
Pattern Jable Cloths
ReducecJ in Price
Foresighted women will
buy these fine pure linen
cloths because they are
bargains from every view
point. Both are 2x2 yards
$6 cloths Friday only $5.19
$6.75 cloths Friday only $5.89
Odd half dozens of all linen
napkins will also bear special
Silk Boot Hose $ I
Silk boot with tops and
soles of lisle, black, white
and all popular shades. A
very dependable quality,
one that has a host of
friends $1 a pair
Beautiful Tailored Suits
for $35 and $45
Featuring Unusual Values
Two groups that are
better than any values
we have ever offered so
early in the season. They
are typical Thompson
Fashionable models in gabar
dine, Venetian cloth, Poiret
twill and serge. Excellent
tailoring is a feature.
Suits of silk jersey and taffeta
in sizes 16 - 36 - 38 and popu
lar wool fabric suits in all
THESE ARE VALUES
NO EXTRA CHARGE
, ..I ' ' i ,
By motorizing the Fire Department and
maintaining it on a 100 efficiency basis,
he has given the taxpayers and citizens of
Omaha the best fire protection in the
United States. As a result, fire insurance
rates were reduced in Omaha. He has
fciven ample protection to the large Pack
ing Industries that are furnishing millions
of pounds of meatxjto our soldiers and
Vote for your own interests by voting for
CHARLES H. WITHNELL
MAJOR AMOS THOMAS
Omaha Officer in Capital, ox
Way Back to Camp Dodge
After Taking Soldiers to
Waihlnfton Bureau of The
Omaha Bee, 1311 G Street
Washington, May 3. (Special Tel
egram.) Major Amos Thomas, now
with the national army, stationed at
Camp Dodge, was at the capital to
day returning to his post from Camp
Mills, where he went with a large
contingent of soldiers who will sail
for France next week. '
Major Thomas . was a luncheon
guest of Congressman Lobeck, Sen
ator Hitchcock and D. H. Mercer also
being of the party.
The major left for Iowa tonight
Representative Stephens will re
turn to Nebraska shortly before May
15, having accepted an invitation to
address the National Manufacturers',
association in Chicago on that date.
After a speaking date in Indiana he
will go to Kearney, where he will de
liver the commencement address to
the graduates of the normal school.
Sale of Remnants
Of Wash Goods
Dress ginghams, percales,
voiles, tissues, batiste and
other new fabrics in rem-'
nants of various good
lengths. All from our reg
Very much less
than usual Friday
Wonderfully good looking
gingham dresses are $5
$7.50 $10.25. ,
Aprons of every desirable
sort are shown in excellent
selections 79c to $1.69 t
The Father of the
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