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THE EEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 20,-1919.
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These are Dean-Ringer's busy days.
Att $8 ptr -wilT never look good again in
FdJand':r&djGafs are against Paderewski's
cabinet, whichis a big point in its iavor. .
' Representative Sears may discover his
notions are too old fashioned for modern consumption.
Poincare says the allies seek only justice.
Agreed; but which one of the 57 varieties sug
gested will be chosen?
If Germany will listen attentively, she may
soon hear the echo of the "terror gun" that
bombarded Paris last spring.
"Freedom of the seas" in the new American
merchant marine means the best paid and
most efficient sailormen afloat.
' London and Paris are going for air mail serv
ice also. It has been done these last four years,
but not for public convenience.
Smoking may be permitted in Y. M. C A.
buildings in deference to the boys who "went
over the top," but look out for the flare-back.
PEACE, AND PLENTY OF IT.
All the world wants peace. Even the bol
shevists seem to have enough of slaughter, and
say they will give over if civilization will only
surrender to their madness.
But hyw is this universal desire to be
gratified? The elder statesmen are g'athered in
Tar's, solemnly to confer and gravely to de
termine all things necessary to a general un
derstanding. But from this multitude of wise
men comes a confusion of expression akin to
that which must have prevailed on the Plain
of Shinar, when work on the Tower of Babel
was interrupted. This may be but the prelimi
nary tuning up of the instruments before the
leader waves his baton and the full orchestra
strikes the opening note of the international
Just beyond this great gathering may be dis
cerned the figure of Ferdinand Foch, himself
a devotee of peace, but worshipping according
to his own formula. He outlines for France a
future of watchfulness over the Rhine. There
she must stand, a sentinel to guard civilization
against any untoward demonstration from the
unrepentant Hun. Foch may be accused of hav
ing the instinct of a professional soldier, but
tie knows that safety depends on vigilance,
Lloyd George will go into the conference
pledged to preservation and perpetuation of
the British empire. This carries with it the
British navy. Canada, Australia, the South
African Union dominions of today and princi
palities of tomorrow stand back of the pre
mier. India, Egypt and other dependencies of
the empire will remain true.
America, the third of the dominant powers,
also has a future to protect. Its president has
put forth a platform on which peace may be
founded, if all nations may be trusted. To
translate its idealism into terms that may be
practically applied is the task.
Peace and plenty, of it 5 in process of
being made. Where will it rest on the Golden
Rule, or the lex talionis? ,
Federal judges ought to be able to dispense
justice with greater equanimity hereafter, con
gress having added $1,500 a year to their pay.
The weather bureau thinks it may have
to end the "January thaw" with a snow storm
this week. All right; we have had a right nice
Mr. Bryan points to the record as an answer
to the Dickinson letter, but does that tell the
whole story of what the women folks were
' The English language is quite popular in
the legislature, and will be much better known
throughout the state in the future, if signs count
Nebraska lawmakers have started with mod
eration in the matter of number of bills intro
duced. We must wait for the finish before
iirasging about them.
Germany has instructed its "delegates" tp
the peace council as to what iourse to follow.
The, allies wilPtell them, als, and it "will be
"Sign on the dotted line."
Four million dollars ought to produce a
pretfy fair sort of a state house building, even
in these days of high prices. But the best is
none too good for Nebraska.
Nebraska teachers will meet in Omaha next
November, when the cityvwill try to make up
to them what they missed when the flu broke
up their convention prospects last year.
Federal control of the meat-packing industry
might upsej some of the plans of the inde
pendents for cutting in on a good business).
Work of building will go right on; just the same.
Now that the air mail service has again been
saved for Omaha the people breathe easier. It
would be more to the point, though, to have
some improvement in the service as it now
"Cur Dog or Woolly Sheep."
This queston was put to the legislature by
I the governor to decide.'. If the business of
I sheep-raising is to be fostered in Nebraska, the
raising of dogs will have to be curtailed; the
two do not go together. So far, the governor's
suggestion that dogs be taxed for the protec
tion of sheep owners has not taken tlje form of
a bill, but it doubtless will, for the sheep men
are in earnest. TJiey have tried to get needed
legislation on the topic from the last two or
three assemblies, but were not able to convince
the democrats of the validity of their claims.
Better luck may come this time, because of
the interest taken in the matter by the gov
ernor(who understands the importance of the
measure. Nebraska may well become a wool
producing state, adding another element to its
material wealth, but not until the cur dog has
been done, away with in favor of the woolly
Packers' Profits and the Experts.
An expert accountant employed by the Fed
eral Trade commission has. testified before the
senate committee on agricubetre that the profits
of the "Big Five" packers doubled and trebled
during the war. 'However, he discredits, in
dme degree, his- owtl-statement by asserting
that no one can tell "accurately -what- the
I packers' earnings are, because their methods of
keeping ibooks have the effect of covering up
their profits." His charge that one concern took
a profit o'f 267.7 per cent in 1917, and another
had 114.2 per cent in 1916 deserves attention.
Strict examination of the accounts "of these con
cerns should reveal the truth. Qualified experts
can trace the course of the money received and
paid out, and arrive at definiteyfacts. If this
expert knows what he is talking about, the
packers have not only deceived the public, but
have defrauded the government, for it is certain
that neither of them paid taxes last year on
any such showing. Variations in the matter of
expert opinion are not at alt uncommon,, but
here is a difference between the Trade com
mission and the packers that is shocking.
Somebody has been trifling with the figures, and
in all fairness to everybody the truth should
be brought out.
Champ Clark may have been looking to
1920 when he put his foot down on the salary
grab last week. He knows the congressmen
will be too busy with their own affairs to go
utter him very hard.
J r . :
Mid-winter graduations, now a regular part
of the local high school program, begin to take
on something of importance when classes as
large as the present one are coming out Our
schools are growing.
Francis Ileney will not find it easy to make
the world think Herbert Hoover engaged in any
crooked work in the food administration.
Hoover aroused the American people to a point
where they saved the day by saving food, while
I k'ney failed to win the democratic nomination
for governor of California. This may or may
not mean anything.
Breaking Hindenburg s Line
What was apparent in field reports is now
;; adt real irra f&tmal official report made by
Sir Douglas lliig covering all operations from
:he beginning of May, 1917, until the day of
armis.Ice. If our frequent admiring com
ments on the performance of American troops
in action, so far a they could be discerned from
day to thy, in bulletins and map references,
ere ever left to be over partial or enthusiastic,
Ueir inerrancy is more than proved now. De
tailing the operations along the British front of
September 29, the day which brought the first
t reach in the famed and snpposed-to-be im-l'S-egnahle
Hindenburg line, the British field
n-irshall reports: "North of Bellenglise the
Thirtieth. American division, Maj. Gen. E. M.
Lewis, having broken through the deep defenses
iif the Hindenburg line, stormed Bellincourt
and seized Nouroy." . - ,- ,
The first breach in the ITindenburg line is
Innii-a to have been made at a point against
which the British forces were operating. The
report of the successful assault made by the
Americans is the first rtfirence made in the
report to that event. The London Daily News,
!,i its comment on the field marshal's report,
-.' hat it is a clear recognition of divisions
according to their work. . - ,
It is that, ;ind something more. It is a re
fection of the mind and heart of a great sol
(i:er, incapable, in his official expressions, of
u-ithholding any meed of merit from deserving
; :ca. St Louis Globe-Democrat,
Humor from the Hospitals.
Stories that have come back from the battle
fields of France, telling of the superb valor of
American boys, how magnificently they faced
the awful terrors of modern war, will live in
annals of the country, growing brighter as the
days intervene. America will forever be proud
of those lads, who so. gloriously upheld her
best traditions. But other tales are coming
through, whose tenderness and pathos bring a
clutch at the heart. These come from the hos
pitals, where the boys who felt the kiss of bay
onet or bullet, the shock of shell or shrapnel,
who inhaled the gas or were caught by the
scorching flame, are winning back to health and
strength. Wounds so terrible they shocked the
surgeon and challenged his utmost skilljmd
daring, are borneby these youngsters, not with
patience and resignation alone, but are made the
subject of light-hearted jesting among them
selves. The humor of the boy who can joke
under these conditions is proof of the spirit.
Death holds no terror for such an one, and life
no hazard he will not risk, no obstacle he can
not surmount. While such a breed of men ex
ists we need not worry about the safety of
"human liberty in this world. ., .
"Sliding" Scale for Policemen.
Chief Eberstein's lucid explanation of the
"sliding" scale on which Omaha's policemen
are to be pajd may awaken some apprehension
in timid minds. If the monthly pay envelope
is to be stuffed proportionately to the number
of arrests made by the individual "copper,"
Omaha will very likely be required to provide
a numerous fleet of patrol wagons. Reason
ably enough, the chief of police wants some
method for rewarding efficiency, and better pay
for the officer who 'has proved himself worthy
is a good way by which to manifest approba
tion. But service ought to have some other
standard than the number of arrests made.
merit is to rest on this alone, thensthe demand
for downtown beats will be far beyond the sup
ply, while the poor devil of a policeman who
is banished to the outlying, purlieus of Dundee
or Benson, for example, where trouble never
occurs, maj starve to death on the pay he
draws. We hope every man on the force earns
and receives top wages, but through real service
to the public, and. not 'for -the number of times
he "calls the wagon,"
The White Man's Burden
An advance synopsis of a booklet on "The
World's War Debt." compiled by the Mechanics
and Metals National bnk of New York City,
outlines the size of the white man's burden
which present and future generations must
carry through to the finish. ,
According to the bank's figures, the gross
indebtedness of the nations of the world has
risen in four years from $27,000,000,000 to more
than $200,000,000,000. The indebtedness of the
seven nations which were chiefly engaged in
carrving forward thp great war amounted to
$194,000,000,000 on January 1. 1919. Great Brit
ain and Germany have the largest debts of any
of the belligerents. France being third, fol
lowed by Austria-Hungary, Russia, the Uni,ted
States and Italy.
Securities now outstanding against the big
seven represent a sum greater than the devel
oped wealth of any single nation of the world,
other than the United States. "They represent,"
the bank says, "a sum six times as large as the
deposits of-all the hanks of the United States,
12 times as large as all the gold and silver
mined since the beginning ol the world and 20
times as large as the value of our annual foreign
trade." The statement continues:
The indebtedness of Great Britain, wlu'ch, in
the middle of 1914, represented a mortgage
equal to 4 per cent of the nation's wealth," now
represents a mortgage equal to more than 44
per cent of. that wealth. The indebtedness of
Germany, which in 1914 represented a mortgage
of 6 per cent of Germany's national wealth,
now represents a mortgage of nearly 50 per cent
of that wealth. For Austria-Hungary, the
increase has been 60 per cent of the nation's
wealth; for France and Russia to 45 per cent,
and for the United States -8 per cent.
Estimating -the indebtedness of -the nations
on January 1, 1919, the figures are as follows,
in comoanson with the natinm.l debt-figures as
they stood at the outbreak of the war on August
Aug. 1, 1914.
Entente .$18,400,000,000 $130,000,000,000
and states .... 5.200,000,000 40,000,000,000
Austria-Hungary . 3,700,000,000 24,000,000,000
Teutonic nations$ 8,900,000,000 $ 64,000,000,000
Gross debt i I
of all ... . . . .$27,300,000,000 $194,0.00,000,000
A gross total of $194,000,000,000 for the coun
tries given acknowledges only the war indebt
edness, as added Tb the indebtedness of 1914. It
makes no allowance for obligations to be in
curred for further military purposes. for the
demobilizing of armies and for pensioning them.
Nor does it allow for the restoration and re
plenishment expenditures that will impose upon
the nations the duty to incur turther loans.
. There will be. beside the expense of de
mobilizing the armies, the work of rebuilding
and restoring, of housing on an unparaBeled
scale, and of road-making. There will be the
imperative need of agricultural development,
shipbuilding and improvement ot transportation,
to sav nothinof of schemes of economic and
social reform that are regarded as absolutely
essential to future national emciency.
It is maintained by the bank that, if debts
are notto be repudiated or scaled dovAi, it will
ultimately have to be out of the people's income
and savings that the nece.ssary funds are pro
"Taxes will have to wipe the slate clean,"
says the bank, "for, while public securities are
a mortgage on the wealth of a nation, their
security is really the right to share in the earn
ing oower of that nation, and be redeemed out
of that earning power. Ihe difficulty will be
very great of adjusting the tax levies properly,
for it is plain that thereis a maximum or tax
ation beyond which any nation will not find it
safe to go.' To make a tax too' extreme 'would
be to kill initiative and incentive and thus di
minish industrial and .commercial prosperity.
If tax bills in any country were- hereafter to
exceed the annual excess of the people's pro
duction over consumption, the progress of that
nation would stop.
War Inventions That Last
Another secret of the war is revealed in the
Navy department s account of the use of under
ground and underwater wireless. No reason any
longer exists for withholding -from the public
information that would have been' of value to
the enemy. Of far greatersimportance today is
the development of the Kogers system for nor
mal purposes in the transmission of radio mes
For the last four years science has been en
gaged in a match of wits. Military necessity In
unexpected situations required that the enemy
be circumvented in the employment of new de
vices and outdone in the arts of destruction,
To neutralize the deadly effects of the Ger
mans' use of poison gas the gas mask was made
part of the soldier s equipment. As an addeo
protection against air-raids the British hit upon
the idea of wire air screens suspended from bal
loons. The depth bomb went far to reduce the
effectiveness of the U-boat's operations. Against
hidden mines the -paravane was invented by an
officer of the British navy.. Tq produce a lght,
high-power motor for airplanes, a machine gun
capable of the highest rapidity o fire, a non
inflammable gas for observation balloons, were
achievements to which the United States was
But not all of the advances made in the
laboratory and the workshop will cease to have
practical value with the, restoration of peace.
In mechanics, in chemistry and in surgery, with
the unlimited backing of government, it has
been feasible to attain a rate of progress in
many directions, ordinarily denied to skilled in
dividual investigators. On a scale never fore
seen the world has been forced to meet prob
lem? that have taxed its resources, but many of
the lessons it has mastered under extreme pres
sure will continue -to be applied with advantage
o industry and science in the years to come.
New York World. -
The Day We Celebrate. ,
John A. Kuhn, transportation manager for
the Updike Grain company, born 1870.
Dr.- Sanford Ringler, born 1876. .
Josef Hoffmann, one of the world's most
celebrated pianists, born in Cracow, Galicia, 42
Mischa Elman, widely famed as a violinist,
born in southern Russia 28 years ago.
Thomas N. Hart, Boston's oldest ex-mayor,
born at North Reading, Mass., 90 years ago.
Furnifold McL. Simmons, senior United
States senator from North Carolina, born in
Jones county, N. C, 65 years ago. -
John William Cunliffe, professor of English
in Columbia university, born in Lancashire,
England, 54 years ago. v
In Omaha 30 Years Ago. " .
An Omaha turnverein party, "under Philip
Andres and Henry Kummeron, went to attend
a grand ball and exhibition given by the turn
verein at' Plattsmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gallagher entertained in
honor of Judge and Mrs. J. W. Fitzgerald of
Cincinnati, who have been the guests of R. C.
Cushing for the past week.
Eli Perkins, newspaper man and lecture
humorist, is in the city registered at the Paxton
under his own name, Melville D. Landon.
The Little Church of the Good Shepherd
at Nineteenth and Lake, was formally opened,
Dean Gardner ajid Bishop Worthington par
ticipating in the services.
Rev. J. G. Detwiler in his sermon to Ijie
Kountze Memorial Lutheran church, denounced
the charity ball,
State Press Comment
Harvard Courier: Sooner or later
Nebraska will have a new capitol
building, it oufthtr to have one now.
Hut the old building is still usable
and should be used until WBr prices
for material and labor are done away
with. When a new building; is
erected we all want a good one andJ
it will cost enotiKh without paying
an inflated price for it.
Fremont Tribune: Both governors,
the old and the new, advocate the
teaching only of the English Ian
iuage in the public schools, a wise
mid patriotic thing to do. But if
both of them recommended some
thing else they could set down that
the legislature would never follow
their suggestions. It is plain that
the sentiment of the legislature is
overwhelmingly in favor of every
method that will most effectually
Nebraska City Press: Mr. Mc-
Adoo's plans for government re
tention of the railroads Include
nearly every blessing imaginable
except one. He makes no provisions
for lower freight or passenger rates.
But of course those are minor issues,
in which the general public should
not be interested. Being so used to
increases in the cost of living the
general public wouldn't know what
to do with any sort of a reduction
if it was handed to them.
Blair Enterprise: Another boost in
express rates occurred the first of
the year; and the service Is rotten,
And It's the same with the railroads.
The roads are doing more than they
ever did, the rates, both passenger
and freight, are higher than before
the president "gave the roads to
his son-in-law,' McAdoo to manage,
and the deficit is greater than before,
Still you run across people ndw and
then who are In favor of govern'
ment ownership of the railroads.
notwithstanding these objections.
L& qJ9os Qom&r
Minneapolis Tribune: . Four states
ratified the dry amendment In one
daftr. Pretty soon a camel will feel
at home in this country.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: If the
warring elements In Poland could
hear the beginning of one of Pad
erewskl's performances on the piano
there would be Instant quiet.
Detroit Free Press: One of the
ox-kaiser's sons has taken a job
with an automobile concern. We
hope it's greasing rear axles, for
that's the dirtiest Jo around an
auto we can think of.
Minneapolis Tribune: intoxica
tion is now punishable inl Florida
with a ?3,000 fine. At that rate a
"jag" is piohibitive to nearly every
body except those In the 20 per cent
incomo class and up.
Philadelphia Ledger: Some soft
headed people argue against a heavy
indemnity bill against Germany and
speak of her mistake In "crushing"
France In 1871. But France paid
quickly, and so can Germany.
Kansas City Star: As Mr. Ho
henzollern follows events in Ger
mcny, he may extract some com
fort at least from the reflection that
he did pretty well to hold a soft Job
for thirty years In a country y like
Brooklyn Eagle: -Perhaps some
foreign foe might raise Hades in
Southern California, no other crop
has any chance In that arid soil. But
the proposition to buy this wilder
ness from Mexico need not be seri
ously considered. It's a 100 to 1 hot
that Mexico wouldn't sell.
New York World: According to
the official report of Gen. Haig, the
Thirtieth American division, which
was composed of Tenesseeans, North
Carolinians and South Carolinians,
was the first, along with the New
York troops, to break through the
Hindenburg line. General Grant
knew what he was about when he
forced these men back into the 1
A Woodr Lake.
Anions the grandeurs of th Great Divide,
Created tn an oval frame or pine,
A lake repose, near a silver mine.
About hatt way upon a mountain side.
With blended blue and (ray and green
Ala beauties on the canvas to enshrine
'The sky and water, shadow, tree ana
But with my picture was not satisfied.
I strove to draw the silence of -the scene.
Tne aanKisn coolness ana tne oaors
The smile of Nature mirrored in the
But all my colors were too marked or
And yet, the lines 1 traced, I fondly ween.
Suggest the raptures that I could not
A San Francisco Scene.
High on a hill, a garden, roseate.
With here and there a marble statue and
A fountain, or a palm tree In the sand,
liOoks out upon the gllst ning Golden Gate.
The sunset s amber colors, animate.
Reflected In the ocean near he strand
Dartre minuets and sparkle, hand to
Upon the wavelets as they undulate,
While slow the evening dissolves the light
And shade across the harbor's double
The water fairies take fantastic flight;
Then Luna, crescent-shaped, beside a
Shines on the deep a lingering good-night.
Ana sinks behind the sky-line, wide and
When twilight tinges Into shadow deep,
Around my cabin In Its peaceful lone.
Within Its bungalow of leaves alone
t hear the Katydid supinely peep.
The motives of Its spell around me creep,
Ana as 1 listen to Its xylophone
Four forth Its nocturne in a soothing
I slur Into a serenade of sleep. v
I feel my over-weary spirit fling
Its loan or care away and dlsaonear
Above the moil and rival murmuring.
Ana rest enrapiurea -nil i tntnk I hear
The shouting sons of God begin to ring
ine morning stars in Hallelujah clear,
"BALKY SAM'S DUEIi"
(Tn this adventure Peggy and Billy
Belgium again meet Balky Sam, the army
iiiule. and Billy Goat and Johnny Bull,
the army masoots.)
Balky Sam Kicks,
FACE! Peace! Peace!"
The glad song floated
down to Peggy from the
chuifch steeple far Above her. f
"Peace! Peace with victory I
Peace with safety! Peace with joy
and happiness!". The chant grew
louder as out from the steeple there
poured an army of pigeon.
"Hurrah!" cried Peggy. "The
soldier birds are home from war!"
Down-swooped the pigeons, lining
up before Peggy In military forma
tion. In front of them was a hand
some young officer, who saluted
"Princess Peggy, we have done our
duty and helped to make th world
"We are in Germany," said Billy.
safe for every one. We thank you
for sending us to war, and giving
us a share in this noble triumph."
Peggy looked closely, In pleased
surprise. It was Airy Pouter, but
not the snobbish, lazy, sneering Airy
Pouter she had known of old. This
was a snappy, soldiery, UK ibie
pigeon of a very different sort.
"Oh, I'm so glad you're back,"
exclaimed Peggy. "But where are
Carrie and Homer Pigeon?"
"They have remained behind to
prevent Balky Sam, the army mule,
from starting another war. They
want you and Billy Belgium to
hurry over there as fust as you can."
"Goodness gracious! Why does
he want another war, just when
everyone is so happy over peace?'
Before Airy Pouter could answer,
another pigeon voice cried, "Hurry,
hurry!" and Peggy looked up into
the air to see Bronze Beauty darting
toward her. Beside him was Hill
Belgium's toy alrulane. with Billy
himself, reduced to doll-size, In the
pilot s seat. .
"Come on, roggy. Here are
Goliekty Leaves to wake you sinull
and invisible," shouted Billy.
Presto! Peggy became as small
as the pigeons, and hopped Into the
"Europe! BIngen on the Rhine!"
shouted Billy, as if giving directions
to a chauffeur.
went the airplane for a dizzy min
ute. Then It slowed up. Looking
below, Peggy saw a large river.
"We are in Germany. There's the
Rhine." shouted Billy.
Beslda the town was a huge mili
tary camp, .over which flew the
American flag. Straight for this
camp headed the airplane. As they
approched it, Peggy and BUly could
hear a violent racket. Bang! Whack!
Thump! Clatter! Bang! It sounded
like a battle.
"Has the war broken loose
again?" cried Billy In wonderment.
"It will mighty quick, if Balky
Sam isn't headed off,' -shrilled a
voice close at hand and there were
Homer, and Carrie Pigeon flying be
Bide the airplane.
A bugle call rang just below, and
a company of negro soldiers could be
seen running toward a long wooden
building from which the racket was
"What's doing?" shouted Billy
"Balky Sam's army of mules has
taken possession of the stables,"
'shrilled Homer Pigeon. "The negro
troops are attacking them to prevent
their beginning a new war on Ger
"Oh, oh. the soldiers will kill the
mules!" screamed Peggy, horrified
at the sight of the weapons In -the
hands of the negroes these weapons
being glistening pitchforks.
"Wah! Wah! Wah!" shouted the
negroes, rushing Into the stables.
For a moment there was silence.
Then bang, bangety-bang, bang!
The racket rose louder - than ever.
Above it sounded screams.
"Oh, the poor mules!" cried Peg
gy, covering her ears.
Crash! Out through a window
came flying a negro. Crash! Right
through a splintered board came an
other negro. Crash! Up through
the roof came a third. Then crash,
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Just look who's herel
It is a
Draw from on to two and so on to the
crash, crash, followed a chorus, and
with every crash a sprawling negro
flew through window, side or roof.
"Hee! HawV roared a familiar
voice, and there was Balky Sam
leading a troop of prancing, kicking
mules, through a hole smashed in
the side of ihe stables. , ,
"Hee! Haw!" brayed Balky TJam.
"On to Berlin!" ,
"Stop him!" shrieked Hdmer
Pigeon. "Stop him before the war
begins all over again."
(Tomorrow will ba told how Balky Sara
advances against the (oe.)
'o5h! HERE'S A TIM IN THE M1EEU.E
s- 1-iac ktdcct I T 1 "Dirvi-r
DP AND 5EE IFMYt-UCrT rT3?"3
A Proper Memorial.
Omaha, Jan. 17. To the Editor
of The Bef: Seeing there is to be
an open discussion for a memorial
to the "Boys" who went into the
great world war, I would like to
suggesst A Bulding for Service.
The thought of the world for
months past has been service along
every line. Through efficient service
we have backed and won the great
est war of all time. Service flags
are in our home windows for the
boys who responded to the eall of
our country. They went . "over
there;" they went "over the top"
and when they fell - on "No Man's
Land" before the guns of the enemy,
they did not call for the stretcher
bearer, but shouted to their comrades
in seriveo to "carry on" -till this
phrase of two words containing so
much of the noble, so much of the
sublime, has probably become the
greatest expression of all time.
As it was with men, so it was with
nations. When the Germans storm
ed at Belgium's gates, she withstood
them as long as she could, then with
a dying gasp she called on France
and England to "carry on," and
when the grey hordes of Huns came
sweeping down through Serbia and
Montenegro France and England
called on America to "carry on."
And America sprang to an 100 per
cent efficiency, responding and help
ing, and backing, and sending over?
seas the flower and strength of her
young manhood, who fought and
bled and died, calling "carry on!
America! Carry on!"
Now that the guns have ceased
firing, the excitement is past, and
our "Boys" are coming home with
their greater, broader views of life
and service, fellowship and brother
hood of man and memories of brave
comrades who will never return,
their patriotism will not find expres
sion in monuments or galleries but
through some channel to "carry on."
In all departments of the great
organized war work there were
headquarters and central ' meeting
We now have patriotic societies
dating back through the years of
our country. Our great Red Cross
organization is in need of state head
" The "Order of the Gold Star," with
national headauarters in Omaha and
the War Mothers will be in need of
The Boy Scouts and Campfire
fJIrla are the coming men and wo
men who will "carry on" the work
The Soc ety of Fine Arts, musical
clubs, Woman's club and other or
ganizations bringing talent and con
ventions require suitable meeting
and assembly rooms to "carry on
work which will broaden and grow
for a newly awakened manhood ana
womanhood of our city and state.
The indolent lethargy indulged In
before the war is a thing of the
pint, and it is hoped Omaha men ana
women, and he great state of Ne
braska will stand togelher in the
reconstruction period which we are
entering, and build big and broad
that we may be in a position to
"carry on" a greater work and help
our "Boys" who , are privileged to
return to have a "headquarters in a
Building for Service to "carry on,"
not only the work already begun,
but to carry On the work of theli
comrades who gave their lives on th
battlefields of France and in the
"service" of their country.
MRS. EDGAR H. ALLEN,
Regent Omaha Chapter, D. A. R.
Up to the Proofreader.
Omaha, Jan. 18. To the Editor
of The Bee: One cannot but help
notice the treatment in your columns
as well as in other dailies not a
thousand miles from Omaha, of the
word "Protestant," referring to the
particular group of churches not
Catholic. You always use the capl
tal "C" in Catholic (referring to the
Catholic church.) but you use a
small "p" in protestant. There is no
valid reason for this not even the
most rabid "down style" should jus
tify it. No dictionary, unless It be
a Catholic dictionary (which would
put the word in the same class as
"heretic"), has degenerated to the
point of recognizing as proper the
um of a lower case "p" in "protest
ant," meaning the group of Christ
ians protesting against the papecy
at the time of the Reformation. And
by the way, the word "reformation"
is often treated in the same way.
You can't make a "common" noun
of these in any other way but by
placing yourself with those who are
distinctly opposed. Where is the
writer, compositor or proofreader,
who is responsible. . - ,
v Case of "BUe,, Rice.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 17. To the
Editor of The Bee: The Wom
an a club did right not to listen
to "Billle" Rice at this time,
She is being cured for - a drug
habit and other diseases and until she
has been free fromthe drug at least
six months or a year she would not
be in condition to talk before an
audience. Mrs. Hayes has the sym
pathy of her friends - and- many
would be willing to help her if she
would go about things In a . more
level-headed way. What good has it
done to advertise this "Billle" Rice?
Has it been wise to put her before
the public and thereby call atten
tion to her so that when cured and
ready to go back to her profession
that she will have the confidence of
people who wish to employ her?
What . did right-thinking people
think of the action the Womans
club took in this matter? Let us
hear from someone else.
Saya Pay Is Too Low.
- Omaha, Jan. 17. To the . Editor
of The Bee: I am a discharged sol
dier and while I received ihe best
of treatment when in the service,
now that I am back, I fall to find the
great opportunity and splendid pros
perity I was told about by so many
I feel that my family has-a right
to good food, good clothing and a
comfortable home, but that cannot
be had on the pay that 95 per cent
of the employers are offering us.
That is not the brand of democracy
we went out to shed our blood for,
Groh for Government Ownership.
Sutton, Neb., Jan. 17. To the Ed
itor of The Bee: A correspondent
in The Bee wants the railroads re
turned to the inefficiency of private
control and exploitation because a
rew picknickers could not get a
through train stopped at Schuyler.
Of course this was all wrong. Per
haps the officials in authority are
doing their bit to make government
management odious. On page 4Q of
the Burlington time table is the fol
lowing: "There are many neople
wno, ior partisan or seinsh purposes,
wish government operation of the
railroads to be a failure." True.
and some officials could give the I.
W. W.'s pointers in the practice of
sabotage. If anything is wrong, why
not report to headquarters in Wash
ington? You are invited to do so if
you have a. grievance.
The superiority of federal over
private control has been demon
strated la one short year.
Employes of ail grades. evn the
section hands, have received in
creased wages amounting to $650,-
uwu,ouu per year, while fancy salar
ies of useless officials have been cut
out. A saving equal to 21,000,000
train miles has been made in . opera
tion, etc. Best of all, government
control won the war for the allies.
Without it, the kaiser would have
dictated terms of peace at Paris. ,
The writer talks about service.
The following is a quotation from a
standard magazine: "The railroads
are no longer able to get their freight
cars in and out of the yards and
terminals of the larger cities. . .
The business of the country has
been, to a great extent, paralyced
for weeks on account of what is
called freight-car famine. Yet
freight cars by the thousands are
standing on side tracks and packed
into freight yards, all in one welter
ing chaos of- hopeless mismanage
ment." This was in 1907 and has occurred
several times since, yet a few people
holler their heads oft because of a
little persorial inconvenience.
A. G. GROH. '
False to His Master.
Baltimore American: Count Bern
storff says heartlessly and cynically
of ex-Kaiser Wilhelm: "Where in
h could we send him?" Truly are
the days of lese majeste past beyond
all recalling. There was a time
when this same- Bernstorff, who
speaks so carelessly of his ex-chief,
was willing to soil his honor as a
gentleman and his principle as a
man at this same ex-chief's behest.
He lacks even the dog's trait of
fidelity to his master. . .
Prospect Hill Censtery
Oldest Burial Ground in
the city. Many of the first
families own lots in it. A
location of rare natural at
tractiveness, well cared
for. Readily accessible
from all parts of the city.
Lots or single interments
may be had on reasonable
terms. See the superinten
dent. Phone Web. 2404.
J Whenyou feel provoked if there are occasional
defects in the telephone service, or feel that our
policies or practices are wrong, we'll appreciate it
if you will tell us fibout it and let us talk tbiiigfl
over with you.
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