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. State Organization in Excel;
- lent Financial Shape to "
' Handle Reconstruction
v Problems Next Year.
, J. Dean Ringer, police commis
sioner of Omaha, was chosen pres
ident of the Y. M. C. A. workers of
Nebraska at a meeting in Lincoln
Sunday. In addition to the annual
election of officers, a conferenc on
reconstruction problems was held.
The state organization is in excel-
lent financial condition and well
, equipped to handle the problems of
the coming year, according to the
report of the treasurer.
I he following othcers were
. President J. Dean Rlnfer. Omaha.
'' Vict Prealdent Qaorga W. 8c h reck,
v Treaaurer O. C Elf erly, Omaha.
.' Recordlnt Secretary Hugh E. Wallace.
Committeemen W. J. Hill, Lincoln; A.
I. Johnson, University Place; R. M
Campbell Columbus; S. D. Ayers, Central
City; C. L. Richards, Hebron; J. H.
Knowlea, Fremont; Nathan Wilson, Stroma
burt; A. P. Tyler, A. W. Bowman, Hugh
K Wallace, Omaha: Qlen Johnson, Orand
Island; Oeorge Marshall, Arlington; John
Llchty, Falls City.
The following secretaries, to work
tinder the direction of 'the state
committee, were chosen:
State Secretary Charles A. Musselman.
Btata Boys' Secretary Paul H. McKee.
Stat High School Work O. M. Adams.
, Stat County Work Harvey T. Smith.
Stat Colleges C. '8. Holcombs.
' War Work Recruiting f. Merle Adams
ARMY 01500,000
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estimates its needs at $1,922,000,000
in 1920, as compared with the $12,-
?74,UUU,UUU appropriated for this
year. Before the armistice it had
Men figured that the army alone
would need more than $19,000,000,
000 for 1920.
The navy's estimates for 1920 are
$2,595,000,000, as compared with $1,
591,000,000 appropriated for the cur
rent year, an increase of $1,000,000,
000, despite the closing of the war.
There is nothing to show what it
was estimated the navy would have
needed had the war continued,
v ' May Be Further Cut.
These estimates may be pared
down considerably when the actual
heeds of the government in closing
out war contracts become clearer.
Including $574,237,000 estimated
for fortifications, the total contem
plated outlay on the army amounts
to, $2,497,000,000. A striking figure
in the army estimates is the $144,
943,000 for air service production.
The appropriations last year under
this head were $760,000,000. It is
evident that the War department is
proposing to continue construction
and manufacture of aircraft on a
fairly large scale. ! ' -The
Urgest single reduction from
rite appropriations for this year for
the army is in pay; travel .and gen
eral expenses, the new estimate for
next year being $327,678,000 as
against ,jo,wu,uuu appropriated
for this year. Similarly large re
duction is made in quartermaster's
estimates for supplies, clothing,
quarters, including cantonments and
ajmilar expenses, the new figure be
ing $911,789,000, as compare! to $5,
451,000,000 appropriated for this
' : Poitofficet Get Ax.
The shipping board asks $500,000,
000 for building ships already au
thorized by congress, $60,000,000 for
operation of vessels, $17,451,000 for
recruiting and training officers and
crews and $1,453,000 for incidental
administration expense.
' The item of $893,000,000 as inter
est on public debt includes provision
for meeting the semi-annual pay
ments on Liberty bonds already out
standing and those to tje issued in
the near future.
There is small provision for post
offices and other public buildings
and for river and harbor improve
ments. Only $1,567,000 is included
in th? estimates for buldings, mostly
for continuing construction already
iMittvr w9v Ahnnr half rtf th $19.-
870,000 for rivers and harbors is for
maintenance or continuation of ex
isting projects; $5,000,000 is asked as
a general fund for use by the secre
tary of war and $4,000,000 for flood
control on the Mississippi river.
"' Establish Sinking Fund.
There is provision in the esti
mate for $287,000,000 for the estab
lishment of a sinking fund, reported
perfunctorily in previous years. In
the face of tremendous public debt,
however, it is regarded as probable
that congress now will provide for
.redemption fund with which
to pay bonds when they fall due in
future years. The estimated total
of ; $7,443,000,000 does not include
this item nor $358,307,000 for postal
service, the needs of which are
covered automatically by appropria
tions, but are met directly from
postal revenues.
Keep Up Insurance.
' That officials count on the con
tinued functioning of the war risk
insurance bureau to administer
soldiers' and sailors' insurance and J
compensation payment is indicated
by the request for $12,367,000 for ad
ministration expense.
Payments to soldiers and sailors,
V their dependents, on account of
compensation, or government al
lowances, are expected to run to
nearly $120,000,000. Ten millions is
the estimated cost of collecting
customs and administering customs
Goodfellowship Dinner Held
V in the Westminster Church
- A Good Fellowship dinner will be
given in tne Westminster rresDy
terian church this evening at
.4A 4 .1. i U -It am Mt knwe mt..
w Hiitvu u uivii u wwj uiw
14 of the congregation are invited.
Mrs. Whistler's circle will serve the
dinner. The male quartet of the
church will sing and Dr. E. H.
Jenks will speak. A charge of 50
centa a olate will be made for the
A reemxratW diet Id faflnensa. Hor
lickfH Hilt JtUk. yy $lbli.Adv-
Lester ogle is an Omaha boy
who died of wounds in France. He
was born in the South Side 22 years
ago and attended the Corrigan
school. At the time he was drafted
into the army, Private Fogle was
farming in Winside. Neb. He was
sent to Camp Funston in January of
last year and was a member of Com
pany G, Fourth infantry. 89th di
vision. Private Fogle went to France
with that division m May of this
year. In August he was gassed and
was in a base hospital a " month.
October 2 he died of wounds re
ceived in action. Private Fogle is
survived by three brothers, Lee
Fogle in training at the Great Lakes
naval training station, Everett
Fogle and Clifford Fogle ' and one
sister. Thelma Fogle. The Fogies
reside at 2649 X street.
(Continued from Pag One.)
than one wound, but few would talk
of the incidents of battle that had
sent them on stretchers from Euro
pean trenches.
Red Cross Serves Lunch.
At the pier military discipline
succeeded the freedom that had
brought officers and men side by
side to the rails for the first view
of "Little Old New York."
Units were quickly formed and
after hot refreshments had been
served by Red Cross workers the
contingents marched aboard ferry
boats, which conveyed them to
Long Island trains.
Notwithstanding the announce
ment that no parade would be held,
thousands of persons lined the
streets leading to the East river
ferry, but they were disappointed in
the hope even of seeing the troops
in procession across the city.
With the exception of a few hun
dred men the troops from the Mau-
retama were in aviation squadrons.
They were greeted by a committee
from the Aero Club of America,
which chartered a tug and met the
Mauretania down the bay.
To shouts of youngsters in khaki
that they were "looking for a square
meal," officers of the club invited
the airmen to dine at the organiza
tion's headquarters. Indeed to
every passing craft and to officials
at the pier the soldiers voiced their
longing for "some real eats."
No Parade Allowed.
In a letter informing Mayor Hy
lan that a parade of the homecom
ing soldiers would not be permitted
Major-General Bell, commanding
the department of the east, declared
that "on the unanimous recommen
dation of the federal health authori
ties" the government had decided to
keep returning troops from contact
with the public "until they have un
dergone a sanitation process."
The senior army officer aboard
the Mauretania was Col. H. C. Pratt
of the air service.
Wounded men brought home on
the Northern Pacific, it was an
nounced, included members of the
Fifty-fourth infantry, 10 engineer, sjx
field artillery, two machine gun, two
marine, one cavalry and one quarter
master units.
Passengers on the Northern Pa
cific included Frederick R. Keppel,
third assistant secretary of war, in
charge of army morale, and 37 army
officers, among them Brig.-Gen.
Thomas H. Rees and Charles I
German Radicals Fail to
Get Control of Big Wireless
Berlin, Dec. 2. (By Associated
Press.) Radical socialists have not
yet obtained control of the greater
German wireless stations at Nauen
and Konigswusterhausen, hut inde
pendent socialists in connection with
the Sparatacus group have secured
control of all home stations with a
restricted radius. Only the refusal
of Philip Scheidemann to approve
an order transferring the entire wire
less system to the, jurisdiction of
the soldiers' and Workmen's council
temporarily halted a raid on the
larger overseas stations.
McAdoo Files Answer to
Petition by Farmers' Union
William G. McAdoo, director gen
eral of railroads, has filed in district
court answers to petitions recently
filed by the Farmers' Educational
and Co-operative union and J. B.
The petitioners alleged that
deaths of hogs enroute from Win
ner, S. D., and Plainview, Neb., to
South Omaha, were due to the care
lessness of Mr. McAdoo's employes,
while Mr. McAdoo contends that
the hogs died from natural causes.
Arthur Embree Wounded
in France hy Shell Shot
Atlantic, la., Dec. 2. (Special.)
Arthur Embree, Company M man,
was badly shot by a bursting shell
on October. 18 . while acting as a
"runner." He received seven
wounds. Two of the fragments of
shell are still in his body. His
wrist was broken and the cords and
arteries severed. He is in a hos
pital, according to a letter received
by his parents, who are farmers liv
ing' near Elliott " ' " "
Number of Councils Ask Gov
ernment to Hale Former
Ruler Before Ger
man Tribunal.
Amsterdam, Dec. V A number
of the Soldiers' and workmen's
councils in Germany have request
ed the German government to
have former Emperor William
tried by a German tribunal, ac
cording to a news agency tele
gram from Berlin. The govern
ment, it is stated, will submit the
question to the national assembly.
Discover Plot
London, Dec. i. a plot to re
store imperialism and secure the re
turn of Emperor William has been
discovered in Berlin, according to a
dispatch from Amsterdam to the Ex
press. According to the dispatch, which
was filed at Amsterdam on Friday,
the chief men behind the plot were
Field Marshal von Mackensen, Gen
eral von Born and General Count
Sixt von Arnim. Large sums of
money are said to have been placed
at the disposal of the leaders by
munition makers.
The plot collapsed owing to the
fact that a secret service agent over
heard a telephone conversation.
Many arrests have been made in
Berlin and other cities, while the
government has long lists of sus
pects, who had planned to seize
members of the present govern
ment. No direct evidence of William Ho
henzollern's connection with the
plot has been found, it is said, but
it is believed that the outline of the
plan was brought to Berlin by two
of his suite who recently went to
the German capital for the ostens
ible purpose of taking the wife of
the former emperor to Amerongen,
Lt. Dr. Gustav Krupp von Bohlen
is said- to have been in control of
the financial arrangements. Field
Marshal von Mackensen is reported
to have attempted to induce Field
Marshal von Hindenburg to join,
but the latter refused, saying that
he intended to retire after the de
mobilization of the army.
The whole Prussian court, it is
stated, was in sympathy with the
plotters, and it is said that Prince
von Buelow and Dr. George Michae-
hs, former imperial chancellor, had
promised to help. The plan was to
organize a provisional government
under Field Marshal Mackensen, or
some other military leader and then
urge William Hohenzollern to re
Austrians Get Supply of
Food from Hungarians
Vienna, Deec. 2. (By Associated
Press.) Vienna has been saved
from famine for another month by
arrangement with the Hungarian
government whereby . there will be
delivered to the municipal authori
ties 500 carloads of potatoes, 40,000
sheep, 5,000 head of cattle and other
foodstuffs. The arrangements were
made by Baron Knoblich, who rep
resents the republic at Budapest
through the help of Count Karolyi,
president of the Hungarian National
Edmond Rostand, French
Poet, Victim of Grippe
Paris, Dec. 2. Edmond Rostand,
the poet and playwright, died this
afternoon. He had ben ill from
grippe. When M. Rostand passed
away Madame Rostand, his sons and
several other relatives were at the
Qommenting on the death of the
playwright the Temps says his loss
will be grievously felt by Franc
and her allies as he was "Worthy to
celebrate in odes triumphal right
and magnificent victory."
William Hohenzollern
May Face Murder Charge
Filed by Chicago Girl
Chicago, Dec. 2. Mrs. Cather
ine Callan Hayden, daughter of
Patrick Callan, who lost his life
when the Lusitania was sunk by a
German submarine off the coast
of Ireland, today appeared at the
United States district attorney's
office and asked that a warrant be
issued for William Hohenzollern,
charging him with murder.
, Francis Borrelli, assistant dis
trict attorney, said that he would
look up the treaty rights of the
United States and Holland to as
certain whether the former kaiser
can be extradited to this country.
"If our treaty rights permit ex
tradition and we can show an
overt act by the former kaiser,"
he said, "we certainly will issue a
warrant asking for his removal
from Holland to the United
years of age, 1131 North Seventeenth
street, died in a local hospital Sun
day morning. She Is survived by her
husband and three small children.
years, of Clyde, Mo., died at the
Nicholas Senn hospital Sunday
morning. His body was taken back
to Clyde at 5:45 Sunday afternoon
for burial.
merly of Nebraska City, died here
Monday of pneumonia following an
attack of influenza. He is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Kuhlman, 6010 Chicago street, and
by a sister, Mrs. J. Franklin Anson.
ANTON SW ANSON, 42 years of
age, died in St. Joseph's hospital Sat
urday of pneumonia following Span
ish influenza. He is survived by his
mother, who lives at 2016 Poppleton
avenue, and three brothers. The
funeral will be held in Taggart's un
dertaking parlors at 2 o'clock Mon
day, with interment at Valley, Neb.
76 years of age, died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. John Martin,
3153 Farnam street. Monday morn
ing after a long illness. She is sur
vived by four daughters, Mrs. W. R.
Kyle, Mrs. W. F. Clay, Mrs. C. H.
Russil and Mrs. Martin; and three
sons, Jason Francisco, Jessie P.
Francisco and 'Willie Guy Francisco.
Funeral arrangements have not been
made, but will be announced later.
years of age, died in a local hospital
November 29 of paralysis. The fu
neral was held Monday morning at
11 o'clock in Larkin's chapel. Rev.
R. L. Wheeler read the services. In
terment was in Graceland Park cem
etery. Mrs. Terpenmning is sur
vived by her husband, Edward Ter
pemning; her father. William Ham
lin; her children, Grant Terpemn
ing, Burt Jensen, Goldie Jensen. Olie
Coy, and Roily Coy, and her broth
ers, Harry, Guy, John and Jacob
1423 G street, Lincoln, Neb., died
Saturday following an operation for
appendicitis. Mr. Leyendecker was
formerly manager of the wall paper
department in Brandeis stores. He
was 34 years old, and is survive) by
his widow, one daughter 5 years old,
hia father and sister of Philadelphia,
one brother In Chicago, and one
brother in the service in France.
The funeral will be held in Castle,
Roper and Mathews undertaking
parlors at ii p. m. today with in
terment in Wyuka cemetery, Lincoln,
Neb. Mr. Leyendecker was a mem
ber of St John's Masonic lodge,
thirty-second degree, Scottish Right
and Shriuera. w-- ,
Renresentative Mann
Recovers From Illness
Washington. D. C, Dec. 2.
Representative Mann of Illinois, to
day resumed active floor leadership
of the republicans in the house, af
ter an absence of several months on
account of illness. He said he would
make no announcement as to can
didacy for speaker of the next house
until he had consulted with the re
publican membership.
Indict Rumely for Failure
to Report Alien property
Washington, Dec. 2. Edward A.
Rumely of New York, who bought
the New York Evening Mail with
money said to have been furnished
by the German government, was in
dicted by a federal grand jury here
today for failing to report German
ownership of property to the alien
property custodian.
Orduna Slightly Damaged
in Collision With Tanker
London, Dec. 2. The Cunard
liner Orduna, inward bound, was in
collision today with the British
tanker Konakry, near Galley head.
The Orduna proceeded to Liver
pool and the extent of the damage
done to her has not been determined.
Reavis Looks After Potash.
Washington, Dec. 2. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman Reavis,
who has been asked by W. E. Sharp
of Lincoln and C. L. Lee of Omaha
to look after the potash situation
while ' they are in Nebraska, said
today he is urging upon Chairman
Vance McCormick of the War In
dustries board the prime importance
of refusing licenses to any fertilizer
company using German potash.
If this is done it will prevent the
importation of the German article
and save the American market until
legislation can be got through put
ting an import duty on potash to
protect the local situation.
This legislation, Mr. Reavis said,
he would endeavor to get through
in the next congress.
Florida "Bone Dry."
Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 2. The
house today unanimously adopted
the senate "bone dry" bill.
Women Found Dead.
Viola Oliver, negress, was found
dead in her home at 2327J4 South
Sixteenth street last night. Shi. had
been dead four days.
(Continued from face One.)
delegation were present when the
two houses assembled. Congress
man Lobeck having arrived just as
Speaker Clark's gavel fell. Repre
sentative Stephens and Shallenber-
ger reached Washington Sunday,
Congressman-elect Andrews of
the Fifth district was on the floor
receiving the congratulations of old
friends who had served with him
in the Fifty-fourth congress.
Criticism of Message.
Views on the message are neces
sarily varied, individual members
seeing it from many angles. Messrs
Lobeck, Shallenberger and Steph
ens were of the opinion that it was
"masterful" and let it go at that.
but Representative Sloan had a dif
ferent impression of its importance
as a state paper.
Mr. Sloan said of the message:
"The president's narrative of the
war's progress and conclusion was
one of his most ambitious rhetorical
efforts, but he delivered it to an
audience December in temperament
as well as time.
"The paper was marked with un
certainty and lack of determination
except in one particular, and that
was that he was going to Europe
to participate in the peace negotia
tions. He made a strong plea for
approval, which he failed to receive.
Evidently congress neither approves
the president's going, nor mmends
the personnel of the comi..;ssion.
Commission Not Satisfactory.
"Our best blood and manhood
vere demanded by this government
to tight the war. We are entitled
to the highest statesmanship to
meet the most exalted statesman
ship of Europe to settle it. No
democrat or republican, claims that
we have it on the commission.
"Upon the public ownership ques
tion the president simply pointed
out several ways that might be fol
lowed in disposing of it, recom
mending none.
The message had too little deci
sion where the public wanted de
cision, and too much on the one
point where sober reconsideration
would have been welcomed."
Representative Reavis said: "The
message consisted largely of a re
view of troop shipments and pro
ceeded to pass the buck on the rail
road question with no recommenda
tion to congress. In the present
condition of the world's affairs the
message is lamentable and disap
pointingly weak."
Judge Kinkaid said the message
was disappointing in that the presi
dent failed to take the congress and
the country into his confidence on
the peace proposition.
Mrs. Glibert H. Barnes
Dies in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mrs. Gilbert H. Barnes, died of
pneumonia in Pittsburgh, Pa., Wed
nesday. She made a host of friends
in Omaha during her visits at the
home of her husband's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. M. Barnes. Her hus
band is head of the department of
social science in Carnegie Technical
institute, and also head of the war
aims of the same school.
Purdue Uni Captures
Grand Championship
at Chicago Stock Show
Chicago, Dec. 2. Fyvie Knight,
a junior yearling pure-bred Angus,
entered by Furdue university, cap
tured the grand championship at
the International Live Stock expo
sition today. In the blue ribbon
senior yearling Hereford steer
event, Kansas Agricultural college
won the prize with "Victor Hessler
"California Marvel," a steer from
the far west, entered by the Uni
versity of California, won the senior
shorthorn championship. Purdue's
'Surprise" was second in this event;
Kansas A. C.'s "Golden Dale 2d,
third; Purdue's "Good Sort." fourth,
and Iowa State college's "Hercules,"
University of Missouri scored a
first with "Decoration" in the graded
and cross-breds steer or heifer class
Missouri's "Dedication" was- third
and "Monte," entered by the Uni
versity of Minnesota, fourth. "Fancy
Rupert," a Kansas A. C, nomination
among the senior Hereford calf
steers, was first, with Iowa State's
"Lucy's Lust" second.
Mrs. Ella Whitney, Pioneer,
Celebrates 80th Birthday
Atlantic, la.. Dec. 2. (Special)
Mrs. Ella Whitney, widow of Frank
H. Whitney, pioneer of Cass county
and founder of Atlantic, has just
celebrated her 80th birthday.
She makes her home with her son,
Thomas. Mrs. Whitney is still active
and enjoying good health.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney settled in
the county in 1861. For a time they
ived in Lewis, then the county seat.
In 1869 Mr. Whitney laid out the
town of Atlantic. He had assisted
in the survey of the Rock Island
west from Des Moines. , The first
train over the new road reached
Atlantic that fall.
Nonpartisan League Will
Hold Mect;;:g in St. Paul
St. Paul, Dec. 2. The National
Nonpartisan league will begin its
annual convention here tomorrow.
The sessions will continue for five
days. Forty-one delegates, repre
senting 13 states, mostly in the
northwest, were here tonight to at
tend the gathering. The states rep
resented are Minnesota, North and
South Dakota, Montana, Idaho
Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa. Kansas
Oklahoma, Texas, Washington and
Plans for extending the member
ship of the league into territory
will be one of the principal sub
jeets for discussion.
Principals Waive Jury
Right in Railway Case
The principals in the case of
Yiser. and Conaway against the
Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad
waived the right of jury trial in fed
eral court Monday morning, and the
hearing is being held before Judge
Yiser and Conaway are suing for
$25,000 damages growing out of a
former suit in which they were at
torneys for a Mrs. Titus in the
state of Iowa wherein she was suing
the company lor persona, injuries.
They claim the company settled with
Mrs. Titus for $7,000, and that they
received no compensation for their
interest in her suit.
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The public is wise
in its food select
ions. Recent demand
for ihe well known
ready-cooked food
shows how "the first
use of a full -worth
food js followed by
continued repeat
Nothing made of wheat
and barley has so much
of attractive taste and.
stand-by nourishment
as Grape -Nuts food.
"There's d Reason"
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The Fur Shop
Featuring for Gifts: Coatees,
Capes, Coats, Scarfs, Muffs. .
These are of special interest.
Hudson seal muffs $19.50
Muffs of fine marten $29.50
Taupe nutria muffs $19.50
Hudson seal scarfs $35.00
Taupe fox scarfs $49.50
Compare these values
Silk Lingerie for Women
Gowns of silk crepe
de chine and wash satin.
Plain styles, or with
beautiful trimmings, as
you may prefer, $6.25
to $12.50 and more.
Two-piece silk pa
jamas, "Billie Burke"
suit, satin or crepe de
chine bloomers, en
velope chemise. Lovely
silk lingerie need not be
expensive, as a viewing
of these garments
quickly show.
A splendid selection
of. hand-sewn Phillipine
gowns, daintily em" 'f
broidered by hand,:
$2.50 to $6 and more.
1f A great variety of .
boudoir caps of lace, net i
and ribbon combina
tions, as well as black, v
65c to $2.50 and more.
Lingerie Section Third Floor.
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there'll be a bright spot
at the breakfast table
and a pleasant smile
when you are served with a nice, hot and
crisp slice of toast which will melt in your
mouth, making your morning's cup of cof-..
fee seem twice as fragrant and delicious.
surprise wife or mother
this Christmas with
an electric toaster
It's one of the many electric household
utilities that go for the making of pleasant
Nebraska Power Co.
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