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THE BEE : OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1919.
Proposal Made at Convention
:, Tuesday Meets With Hearty
v . Support of Ail Dele
BRINGING UP FATHER
S J iff and Mfjl in Mill
Drawn for The Bee by McManus
Copyriftht 19m International 8irvl?.
"The Hew Moon"
Pathe Newt. Lloyd Comady.
irf li 1 1 1 1 M oomve , ., v 'y fSyJz r-v ? to think ivuz 1 rT -5
Atlantic City, June lO.A pro-
posal that organized labor insist
vpcfi public ownership of the rail
roads of the country was submitted
j-t. . . . i? .
xp jne aeicgaies attending ine re
" construction conventicki of the
American Federation of Labor by
Glen E. Plumb, counsel for the rail-
' The speaker's statement that the
ownership of the systems should be
' acmiired immediatelv was erertfA
with prolonged applause. The
cheering was renewed when Mr.
Plumb said that the government
outstanding securities, the railroads
; would be "removed from the dic
- tatorship of Wall street."
s Would Save Interest Costs.
Government ownership of the
Tail transportation systems, said the
speaker, would mean an annual sav-
; .. : . & t ' tf a rr fjf
iiiK in unci csi cosis iroui qtuu,mju,-
000 to $600,000,000 -annually and
probably would permit a reduction
of 10 per cent in current transporta
tion rates. The plan as detailed by
Mr. Plumb proposes the operation
of the roads by a single corporation
regulated by and accountable to tne
government for all its acts and ex
The so-called Plumb plan has al
ready been presented to the execu
tive council of the federation. The
council, in its report now before the
conference, recommends that the
convention endorse government
ownership of railroads.
Wear Patriotic Buttons.
Almost 100 resolutions were sub
emitted today, but were not' made
public owing to delay in having them
- tabulated and printed. As an indi
cation of the feeling of tl conven-
tion " toward extremists and advo
cates .of violence, virtually all the
delegates are-wearing red. white and
blue buttons in their lapels with the
.motto: 'American citizen loyal to
f Harry Boland, a special envoy of
the "Irish republic," arrived today
to explain the aims of the Sinn
" Feiners. As he was unable to ob
tain passports he" made his.way to
the United States as a stoker on a
Negro Wanted for
m "l a i '
Murder in Arkansas
Arrested by Sheriff
T-; A negro, wanted in Arkansas on a
.-.muraer charge, is locked up m the
county jail at Council Bluffs await
ing the arrival of officers from Phil
lips county, Ark., where the crime of
which he is accused was committed.
"... The man is known as Ben O'Shields,
lias Joe Lee. He was arrested by
"Sheriff Groneweg and his men.
The crime alleged was the killinsr
of a white man at Helena several
vrars nfrn. Th nrvrrn Hpniort all
r o o" w " - - - -
knowledge of the crime and declares
; he has never been in Arkansas. He
is So conffdent Jef establishing his
innocence that h wilHngly signed a
" waiver of his right to" require extra
, Sheriff Kitchen is said to be per
sonally acquainted with the man
wanted and will have no difficulty
in identifying Lee if he is the righi
-Arrested for Refusing
to. Stop at Toll Station
Clarence .Gable, Joe ' McKinney
and Harry Fornby were arrested
last night on the Douglas street
bridge when they attempted to
speed by the toll statipn.
According to State Agent Evans
a'- Detective Joe Baughman, Gable
was driving the car. When ordered
. to stop at the toll station he speed
ed up, they said, and they had to
shpot away one of his rear tires be-
fore he wonld stop. V
Gable, who gave his address as
720 Washington avenue, Council
Bluffs, was charged with .driving a
car whrle. drunk and of ('running the
toll bridge." Fornby and McKin
ney were charged with drunkenness.
Bqth said they live at the Grand
: hotel, Council Bluffs. '
Asks to Be Locked Ud:
, Sanity Will Be Tested
- . . Nels J. Olson, 40 years old. bus
j tied into Central station at 9 o'clock
last night and asked to be put be-
. iiiiiu in c uars. .
"What for?" queried Sergeant
( "Sh-h-h-h! Quiet now! My ene
.. mies will not let me even sleep
alone! They're following me now!
. They've been following me for two
years. Some day I'm going to dis-
closeMhe whole thing, but I can't
say anything about it now."
"Sure we'll lock you up,"-acquiesced
the desk sergeant. Olson was
; Ijooked for investigation. He will
be examined todetermine whether
, or not he is sane.. ,
J. E. Converse of Fairbury
5i Declared to Be Insane
'J E. Converse of Fairbury, Neb.,
has been declared insane by the in
sanity commissioners of Council
Bluffs, and he will be'turned over
to the Omaha insanity board. Con
' "verse has been in custody here sev-
i T- - I . t- t
-eral days after he had created a dis
turbance at the rooming house
where he lives. 'He has been work
: ing.as a railroad switchman part of
the time, frequently quitting to be-
come a waiter in a restaurant In-
sanity developed quickly after he
was locked up and -he begun to"
abuse and threaten his fellow
orisoners. Co!y Curtis.11! at Home of
y " Daughter in Connecticut
Col. S, S.Curtis, former Omahan
and ovne-of valuable property in
this city, is- critically ill at the sum
mer home of his daughter. -Mrs. E.
' Dimon Bird," Greenwich, Conn,
PLAN TO RETURN
Director General Hines Says
Administration Policy In
eludes More Economy in
Carrying Out Operations.
Walker D. Hines. director general
of railroads, in a speech at the lunch
eon at the Chamber of Commerce
yesterday, toldof the aims of the
administration in the future. His
speech, in part, follows:
"I am deliehtedato have this od
poftnnity here and feel it is highly
significant to have such a large audi
ence do me the honor of listening
to me, in this temporary period, and
also now the very short period re
maining of federal control of the
railroads. I am exceedingly anxi
ous, as far as it lies in my power, t
come in contact with the people of
the country. iand to get them to
thtnkine. as tar as l can ot tne poli
cies which my associates and I are
trying to carry out m the railroad
administration, and to seek every
practical opportunity to get the point
of view of the people as to what is
right and proper for the railroad ad
ministration to do. The railroad ad
ministration is trying to render an
appropriate and economical service
to the public. It has no function to
perform with respect to a perma
nent solution by congress of the
railroad situation. And yet I feel,
as I have had occasion to think a
great deal about it, that it will not be
improper to make some suggestions
upon the subject.
Outstanding Features of Policy.
"I want to tell you that thewo
outstanding features of my policy in
carrying out the railroad adminis
tration at this time are: First, to get
as soon as possible back tothe con
tingency of railroad service in the
prewar period, and to give even a
more steady service than was given
up to that time. And in the second
place, to accomplish a more reason
able economy in carrying out rail
road operations under the exceed
ingly difficult conditions that have
been created by the war.
"There is one specific feature of
railroad operation which I think is
particularly important to this part
of the country, and I want to say a
few words about it, and that is, what
the railroad administration has done
and tries to do in order to control
the movement of traffic, so as to
avoid as far as possible the serious
congestion such as has occurred in
Give Best Service Possible.
"Last year the government took
advantage of the opportunity of hav
ing a unified control of railroads
and undertook to meet that situation
by controlling the goading and
movement of the traffic, and I be
lieve the results accomplished were
very gratifying to the country as a
whole, although, no doubt, in'some
individual cases the shipper may
have felt that he was being deprived
of the right to ship his traffic when
he wished to do so.,
"I wish to say to you that the
people in the railroad business are
rendering the best possible service
as far-as the people connected with
the railroad service art concerned
as can he. done under reasonable
conditions. I will cheerfully wel
come your confidence and sugges
tions with respect to anything that
can be done that is reasonably cal
culated to improve that service or
improve economies incident to it.
I feel very happy and gratified to"
have had such earnest attention
from such a large audience as I
have had .heretoday and wish to
thank you heartily for the privilege
of talking to ybu."
Alleged Army Supplies
Bids Scheme Laid Bare
. Des Moines, June 10. Details of
an alleged scheme whereby Arthur
Koerner of Washington,. D. C at
tempted to insure acceptance of his
bids for purchase s of supplies at
Camp Dodge were related by Lieut.
H. R. Vanstrum at the trialrtoday
of Koernjer, Alexander Gross of
Denver, and Joseph Rhoade of Nor
folk, Va., on charges of -conspiring
to defrapd the government. -
According to Vanstrum's testi
mony," Koerner in submitting his
bids left the amount blank. Van
strum being offered nloney to fill in
the spaces after first examining the
Vanstrum said he reported the
matter to the intelligence depart
ment and was told to '"accept" the
bribe in order to secure evidence
against Koerner, which he did.
The specific -charge againsl-Koer-ner
involves the purchase of 30,500
Sinn Feiners Elated.
London, June 10. "Sinn Fein
hopes, already elated by the United
State senate's resolution, have been
restfmulated," says the Daily Mail's
Dublin correspondent, "by a state
ment from the Frenan's Journal
correspondent in Paris that Presi
dent Wilson has intimated an in
tention to receive Messrs. Walsh
and Dupne. Sinn -Feiners believe
this is due to the senate action.".
"PHOTO TAY OFFERING S .FOR. TODAVv
GEORGE BEBAN, noted screen
actor, arrives in Omaha today
to appear at the Rialto theater
this week in connection with the
kshowing of his newest picture
'Hearts of Men. Mr, Ueban will
make a talk on better films each
day at the theater and will also tell
some of his experiences while en
gaged in the making of - pictures.
While in the city he will be enter
tained ty various organizations, the
first event being a dinner this eve
ning at the Athletic club, where he
will meet many of the film and
newspaper men of the city. During
hi stay here he will also make a
visit at the Den.
As refreshing as a cool breeze
after a sultry spell, as vlfWizing as
a new hope after a longdespair,
comes George Btban, the noted fa
vorite of stage and screen, in a clean,
wholesome photoplay, after the
series of hectic motion pictures
which we have recently had, entit
led "Hearts of Men," a picture that
will appeal to the whole heart of hu
manity, being presented by Hiram
Abrams at the Rialto all the rest of
"hearts of Men gets altogether
away from the beaten path of the
usual photoplay and has an added
note cf interest in that the star is
supported in the production by his
3-year-od son, Cieorge Beban, jr.,
who plays the most prominent part
a youngster of his tender years has
ever been allotted on the screen, and
who contributes to the picture one
of the, most lovable boy character
izations rendered before the camera.
"Josselyn's Wife." the photodrama
starring Bessie -Barriscale, at the
Sun today and the rest of this week,
is a film dramatization of the story
by Kathleen Norris, the novelist,
whose fiction has attained universal
The story contains all the ele
ments that niake for a superior
photoplay, and in adapting it for
the s: reen the scenario writer and
producer have succeeded in retain
ing with remarkable and unusual
fidelity the continuity and action
which made the book one of the best
sellers of the day. Miss Norris'
stories contain that essential of dra
matic material, sustained interest,
which, combined with cumulative ef
fect and strongly defined personali
ties, make them ideal for screen pur
poses. Amelita Galli-Curci is to appear
in the Stage Women's War Relief
series of films being released by
Id, art Wnlivipe whn nlavs flip role
of the villain in Norma Talmadge's
latest picture, J. he JSlew Moon, in
which she is presented at tne
Ctrnnrl ffipatpr and Marc McDer-
mott, who also has an important
role, are both portrait artists oi
considerable talent, when not en
gaged in making pictures.
Mr. Holmes is likewise a sculptor,
and last year exhibited his "Bust
cf President Wilson" at the. Inde-
IN A COLLISION
Driver of Car Which Rammed
Another Charged With
Drunkenness and Reck
Mr- and Mrs. Ben Harrison, 3206
Harnev street, and Mrs. W. W.
Wenstrand and baby of Stratton,'
Neb., were severelv cut and bruised
last night when the automobile in
which thev were riding was rammed
by an automobile driven by W. L.
Tindell, 1537 North Nineteenth
street, at Eighteenth and Cuming
Mrs. Harrison, who was the most
seriously injured, was thrown out
of the car and suffered deep abra
sions on the head and face and
bruises op her body.
Mrs. Wenstrand and Jean, ner
1-vear-old child, were severely cut
and bruised. Harrison escaped with
Tindell was arrested and charged
11U1 IB. J
with drunkenness and reckless driving-
All the miured were taken to
Swedish Mission hospital and later
removed to the Harrison home.
HarristoH is vice-president of the
Standard Chemical Manufacturing
company. Mrs. Wenstrand is a
guest of the Harrisons.
Omaha Hebrew Club Elects
Officers for Ensuing Year
Aooroximatelv 500 members par
ticipated in the election of Omaha
Hebrew club officers 'for the ensu
ing year Sunday afternoon. Tne
following were elected:'
J. J. Friedman, president; Julius
Waxenberg, vice president; Sol
Rosenberg, secretary, jsind Sol No
vitzky, treasurer. N. S. Yaffe, Abra
ham Richards and J. Shukert were
Bee Want Ads pay big profits to
the people who read. them.. I
On the Screen Today
KIAI.TO GEORGE BEBAN 1 n
. v "HEARTS OF MEN."
Sl'N BESSIE BARRISCALE 1 n
STRAND NORMA TALMADGE in
"THE NEW MOON."
Ml'HE CONSTANCE TALMADGE In
"THK OIRL OP TiE TIMBER
CLAIMS." BBANDEIS LYMAN H. HOWE in
BQYI BLANCHE SWEET In "THE
EMPRESS HALE HAMILTON In
"FULL OF PEP."
LOTHROP 24th and Lothrop--WIL-
LIAM FARNUM in "LES MISERA-
SIBIRBAN 24th and Ames WIL
LIAM RUSSELL in "BRASS BUT
TONS." GRAND 16th and Blnney BESSIE
BARRISCALE in "TWO GUN BET
TY." RUTH ROLAND in "THE"
TIGER'S TRJflL," No. 7.
HAMILTON 5th and Hamilton
FRITZI BRUNETTE In "THE VEL
VET HAND." RUTH ROLAND in
"THE TIGER'S TRAIL." No. 6.
ORPHEUM South Side 24th and M
HALE HAMILTON in "AFTER
HIS OWN HEART." RUTH RO
LAND In "THE TIGER'S TRAIL,"
COMFORT 24th and Vinton GLA
DYS LESLIE In "FORTUNE'S
CHILD." JERRY COMEDY.
APOLLO 29th and Leavenworth
CHARLES RAY In "THE GIRL
pendent Exhibition in New York.
He h-is also the distinction of hav
ing made the models for the eagles
over the door of the Chicago post-
office, and has recently hnished a
portrait in oils of Miss Talmadge.
Mr. McDermott works in black
and white rather than oil, and is
more interested in landscapes and
marine scenes than he is in por
traits, but not to be outdone by Mr.
Holmes, Mr. McDermott made a
series of impressionistic India ink
sketches of Norma Talmadge in her
Russian story, The New Moon.
A story of early days in the big
tree country of the far west is un
folded in "The Girl of the Timber-
ciaims," at the Muse today and
Thursday.. Constance Talmadge
has the part of a girl homesteader
who refuses to be robbed of her
land by a gang of claim jumpers,
who are aided in their nefarious
operations by crooked politicians
As a result of her taking a firm
stand at the head of the settlers' a
pitched battle with the "timber
cruisers" follows, ending in the vic
tory of the settlers. y
Joe Weber, salesman out of the
Omaha office of the Universal Filri
company, returned with the 89th
and will be at work again with his
company at once. '
Lyman H. Howe's new Travel
Festival will be shown at the Bran
deis theater for the last two times
today. It is an education and enter
tainment, including an excursion
through Yellowstone park, a ride in
a maneuvering warplane over the
city of Washington, the capture of
monster sea-elephants in the South
Seas, a picturesque journey through
Japan, glimpses of Italian ski sol
diers in action in the Alps, a hunting
and fishing trip in the Canadian
Atlantic City, N. J., June 10. A
resolution protesting against repeal
by congress of the daylight saving
law was defeated at today's session
of the annual conference of the
American Federation of Labor.
' The resolution was voted down
after a spirited fight had been
launcned against it by delegates, es
pecially from Ohio and the south
west. Advocates of the resolution
asserted the law had operated to
the benefit of working men gen
erally. Many delegates opposing the
measure said it had been used by
employers to cut down expenses and
as a means of requiring their men to
work overtime. T. W. McCullough
of Omaha, delegate of the Typo
graphical union, , said the law
worked especial hardships on agri
culture. He made it clear, however,
he held no special brief for farmers,
saying amid applause:
"God knows the farmer needs no
help. He is, the one man at this time
who has the world by the tail and
pulling down hill."
The vote on the daylight savings
resolution was 10 against and 154 for
LAST TIMES TODAY
MR. AND MRS. GORDON WlLDE
OUTING CHESTER FEATURE
BELLEVUE MAY ,
BE LEASED BY
Trustees to Accept Offer if
Terms Can Be Arranged;
the Only Way to
At a meeting of the trustees of
Bellevue college held yesterday
afternoon, it was decided to accept
the offer of the Caddigan Hill cor
poration of Miami, Fla., to lease
the grounds and buildings of the
college, provided satisfactory terms
can be reached. In case the lease
is made, the college will be con
tinued as a military academy, to be
run under the supervision of the
present board of trustees. Some
opposition was raised during the
meeting, but the final vote of the
trustees stood 12 to four in favor
of the proposition.
The trustees wish the public tc
understand that in case the lease fs
made, the school will be conductvd
in such a manner as to promote
a liberal evangelical Christian educa
tion to all students.
In speaking of the offer after the
meeting, one of the trustees said-.
"After careful consideration, the
trustees have decided that this is
the only course by which financial
failure can be avoided, and the
property continued to be used for
educational purposes. The college
has never received the financial sup
port which it should have received
from the Presbyterians of Ne
braska." At an election of officers held in
connection with the meeting, Henry
T. Clarke was elected president, E.
H. Jenks and C. F. McGrew vice
presidents, Henry E. Maxwell secre
tary, and R. M. Crossman treasurer.
Iowa City Man Tells
Funeral Directors of
the Latest Discoveries
.Prof. W. P. Hohenschuh, Iowa
City, la., one of the country's fore
most authorities on anatomy, em
balming and disinfection, addressed
the 300 members of tire Nebraska
Funeial .Directors' association, in
session at the Swedish Auditorium
Professor Hohenschuh discussed
the latest discoveries ill embalming,
emphasizing the importance of the
use of proper and thorough disin
fectants in this work. ,
In the absence of Mayor Smith,
City Attorney'Weaver delivered the
address of welcome to the funeral
Headquarters of the convention
are located in the Hotel Loyal,
though all meetings will be held in
the Swedish auditorium.
Thee onvention will be in session
in this city for three days. . During
this time new members will be in
itiated, officers for the coming year
chosen and the year's business of
the association transacted. Dele
eater to the national convention will
also be chosen and the place for next
year s meet decided upon. ,
Council Bluffs Woman
Dies at Age of 80 Years
Miss Marie Elizabeth Baker of
Council Bluffs, aged 80 years, died
yesterday at the home of her niece.
Mrs. Z. 1. Jones, SJU Avenue C
Death was due to old age, following
an acute, illness of six weeks. Miss
Baker had been a resident here for
many years. She is survived only
by nieces and nephews.
ASK ANYONE EVERYBODY GOES
THE JOY SPOT OF OMAHA
TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT
AL WRIGHTS JAZZ BAND
t Dancing Every Night
' Rides Thrills
Children Free at All Times
Adults, Admission 10c.
War Tax Is.
Thursday, -Juna 12
LOOSE-WILES BISCUIT CO.
I HTLIO f D' 24th and
Today and Thurtday
in "LES MiSERABLES."
VTthe home or picnics fl
If you were a girl of marrying
age and inclination, would you
marry Charlie Chaplin, the noted
screen comedian? Maybe you have
seen Charlie m some of, his 'stunts'
and have said to yourself, "If I had
a lover or husband like that I'd "
Well the girl who really did mar
ry Charlie Chaplin said that very
thing when she used to see his pic
tures. .She is Mildred Harris on the
screen and will return to the Bran
deis as the star in "When A Girl
Loves," the six-reel production,
which will be shown tomorrow and
The sale of seats for the engage
ment of Cohan & Harris' dazzling
musical comedy success at the Bran
deis June 15th to 18th, is now open.
Otto Harbach and James Mont
gomery wrote the book and lyrics
and that well known composer,
Louis A. Hirsch, supplied the music.
T'.e cast is a large and powerful
one and the chorus is a youthful
and beautiful one.
Tne fifty dog actors at the Em
press take part in a funny panto
mime in three parts. The first scene
is a village restaurant where the of
ficers lounge at ease. The second
scene is the call to arms and the
third, the camp at Poodleville
where militarism reigns supreme.
Mr. Merian, producer of the act, has
woven a love interest in this setting
in which there is a funny flirtation
Major Rupert Hughes, who wrote
"The Unpardonable Sin," did not
see the photoplay version of the
Story until some weeks after it had
been completed. When he and Mrs.
Hughes were finally afforded the
oppportunity of witnessing the big
picture, Mr. Hughes did what few
authors of his caliber ever do in the
case of a photoplay version he
crav it an ahn1nti1v rlpan hill nf
neaitn, saying inai it nnea mm witu
pride to have such a wonderful
screen production based upon a
story of his. "The Unpardonable
Sin," is the attraction for the Boyd
theater this week.-
Thieves Steal Five
Cars In Night; Three
Taken From Garages
Automobile thieves stole five
automobiles Monday night.
M. Cosgave, 2030 Lake street re
ported to police that his touring car
was stolen from his garage.
J. C. Sanders, 613 North Fourty-
second street, left his car standing
at Seventeenth and Douglas streets.
When he returned a few minutes
later he says it was gone.
Mrs. Walter Bennett, 276 North
Twenty-third street, found that her
garage had been broken open and
her car stolen.
E. R. Carter, a grain broker in
the Keeline building, was visiting at
2H2 Ohio street. He left his car
standing in front of the residence.
When he came out it was gone.
One night he tele
phoned that he had
to remain at hie
itadio all night
The tame nurht A,.
orote down i
atonal and thm
unable to get home
The next morning
.they found the young
husband and hit
step. mother An hit
studio and the was
rteojnmenda&an Ihnn la say
tit from Ihe iaojr hy
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fS n.r s i r k
MAY BE TIED UP
BY BIG STRIKE
35,000 Shopmen to Go Out
Unless Their Demands
Montreal, June 10. An ultimatum
that unless the railway war board
accedes to the demands of the rail
way shopmen of number 4 division,
railway shopmen of America, Ly 10
a. m. next 'Tuesday, all the railway
shopmen of Canada will walk out on
strike, was issued to the railway war
board Tuesday by delegates of the
The ultimatum will be discussed
by members of the board and offi
cials of the union Wednesday.
Thirty-five thousand men will be af
fected in event of strike and every
railway in Canada would be tied ur.
1 MUt I a
LAST TWO TIMES
NEW TRAVEL rCSTIVAL.
NATIONAL i PARK.
Daily Mats. 25, 35c. Nifhta 25, 35, 50c
THURSDAY MRS. CHARLIE CHAPLIN.
He will appear at the Rialto
twice daily, in conjunction
with the showing of, his
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TODAY AND ALL WEEK
Rupert Hugha' Greatest Novel.
5 SHOWS DAILY
1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15
PRICES: Mats. 25c and 35c. Evnga.
25c and 50c.
A Few Seats Reserved for 7:15 Show.
Saturday and Sunday
Matinee Prices Sama as Nights.
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