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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 29, 1919)
(THfi OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 29, I9i.
PREDICT $50 TO
$75 SUITS FOR
MEN NEXT FALL
Sharp Advance of Clothing In
dicated by Shortage of Ma
terials and High Cost,
Retail merchants, especially those
dealing in cottons and ready-to
wear goods, are advised that a sharp
advance in prices is scheduled for
the near future. They are advised
that the indications are winter suits
for men will sell at from $50 to $75
and that shoes will jump to $15 and
52.- a pair.
The increased prices, according to
the eastern manufacturers, is due to
the fact that stocks of raw material
re running low and that labor
prices in the factories have gone
uo 50 to 100 Der cent.
The National Foreign Trades
council has advised the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce that the ad
vance in prices has hit Europe and
that there is no reason why it should
-ot be felt in the United States
within a short time. In its letter,
the council asserts that throughout
France the textile plants in the war
area were damaged 50 per cent.
There were 2,221 of these plants,
prior to the war. The linen industry
was damaeed more than any other.
It is estimated that one-third of
the olants manufacturing linen
poods were totally destroyed, one
third taken to Germany and the
other third robbed of their brasses
by the Germans.
Prior to the war factory workers
in France were paid four francs a
day, while now the scale has risen
to 10 and, 12 francs. In the coal
mines, where prior to the war the
wages were 4.6 to 6.3 francs a day,
they have gone to u.s ana o irancs.
with an acute shortage of labor
C. of C. Out for Renewal of
Soldiers' Employment Fund
Last year the Chamber of Com
merce and business men of Omaha
subscribed $25,000 to a fund to fi
nance the Soldiers and Sailors' Em
ployment bureau and to aid in post
war activities. The money was p?.id
in monthly. Now the funds have
become pretty well exhausted. A
move is now on foot to re-finance
Letters are being sent out to all
business men of the city and to
Chamber of Commerce members,
asking them to contribute in order
that there will be no slackening in
k ths efforts to find employment for
the boys returning from war and
that when necessary, they may be
aided until such employment is 'ob
tained. Took Bathing Suits Hung
Up to Dry, Collected 75
Cents On Each of Them
Louie Salerno, Sam Salerno, Tony
Maloney and Sebastiano Marino,
were hf juvenile court yesterday to
. answer charges of defrauding the
municipal bathhoujtf keeper at the
pool in Riverview park.
It has been- the custom there to
rent bathing suits for 25 cents. A
deposit of $1 was required and when
the suit was returned 75 cents was
refunded. ' ,
Back of the bath house dozens cf
suits were hung out on lines to d.-y.
Louie Salerno had a bright idea, tie
"snuk" up and took a suit from the
line and took it to the counter in
the bath house. The man gave hm
Louie ran out and told his three
pals the good news. They all ran
up and stole a suit each, presented it
at the desk and received 75 cents
They made about four trips each
when they were discovered. Judge
Troup, in juvenile court, ordered
them to pay back the money they
had received for the suits and pro
hibited them from enjoying the
Riverview park pool for a period of
Police Say Man Wants
His Suitcase Back, But
Doesn't Care About Wife
"Get my suitcase back but don't
bother about my wife," H. L. Cof
fin, agent at Cortland, Neb., for the
Union Pacific railroad, requested
yesterday, according to Captain of
"And if you find her with my
suitcase arrest her," he added, ac
cording to Dunn.
Coffin's wife disappeared from
their room at the Overland hotel
Friday night, taking the husband's
entire supply of (Slothing with her,
according to his report to police.
The couple have been married
several years. Coffin expressed the
belief that his wife became in
fatuated with another man during
their visit to Omaha and ran away
with him, Captain Dunn says.
He told police that he would have
to go back to Cortland whether his
suitcase and wife were found or not,
Captain Dunn said.
Old 'Uns Feel Cupid's Darts
And Get Marriage Licenses
George Shepard, 69 years old, and
Marie Brown, 49, secured a mar
riage license yesterday in the
county judge's office. They headed
a list of mature brides and grooms
that was remarkable. Two of the
brides were between 50 and 60
years old; four were between 40
and 60, and two were between 30
and 40. Among the bridegrooms,
one was 69 years old; three were
between 50 and 60 years old, and
one was a comparative youth in his
Actual Condition of Banks
Shows Excess of $33,668,600
New York, June 28. The actual
condition of clearing house banks
and trust companies for the week
shows that they hold $64,077,130 re
serve in excess of legal require
ments. This is an increass of $33,
468,600 from last week,
Ye Gods! "Tex" Sets Pace
in Ohio Society By Wearing
Cane; Others Follow Lead
Celebrities at Toledo Contest Blossom Out in Glad
Rags, Split Name in the Middle, Partake of Tea,
1 and Every Other Little Thing George T. Rickard,
Oil Magnate and Fistic Impressario, Responsible
By DAMON RUNYON.
mivsrual Service Staff Correspondent.
Toledo, O., June 28. Social tore
suddenly has up and enveloped us.
George T. Rickard, the oil mag
nate and fistic impressario, who was
not long since rudely referred to as
"Tex" Rickard, the fight promoter,
has taken to carrying gloves and a
J. Isaac Dorgan, engineer effi
ciency, who was recently nothing
but o ld"Ike" Dorgan, press agent,
now speaks of "conferring with a
gentleman" whereas he used to talk
of seeing a guy.
S Potts Hall, the authority on
sport topics, Chicago Herald ana
Examiner, who has heretofore been
just very plain Sam Hall, the sport
ing editor, and is a seersucker suit,
at that, blossomed out this morning,
in conventional black.
"Tad" Has Boutonniere.
T. Alovsius Dorgan, staff artist
for the New York Journal, and once
vulgarly called "Tad" the cartoon
ist, has donnea a Douionmere anu
adapted an expression calculated to
make himself look a little less litre
Oscar Mathew B. Nelson, the
famous journalist, partakes regular
ly of tea in the tea room.
In the old days betore mis social
opulence befell, Mr. Nelson had
some fame as "Battling" Nelson,
Out as his estate on Maumee cay,
VV. Harrison Dempsey, the former
(Tack) receives guests, who were
once his customers. Hard by, Jessi
phus Willard, the foremost expon
ent in the greater division oi tne
fistic art. who onlv yesterday fig
ured in the news as Jess, the heavy
weight champion, entertains at his
villa, which used to be a training
"Apartments," If You Please.
And over at the Hotel Boody, the
erstwhile Boody house, what hap
pens? Why, there Will McLarney
and John Kearns retire to their
apartment where once they just
went to bed in their rooms.
This social furrore is due to the
announcement of the omcials who
are to preside over what is now
oonularlv termed the contest de
Willard-Dempsey. Now that we are
n the society column, tar De it
from anv member of the local
colony to do or say anything that
may push the manly art of self de-j
fense into that abyss from which it
has been lifted.
R. Withington Lardner, the emi
nent man of letters, who was Dut
so recently none other than old
Ring Lardner, the humorist, was
complaining in well modulated
tones this morning because his
friend, Reginald Vanderthusen, was
not included in the cast of officials,
but of course we canot have every
thing. Blow to Betting.
The Australian ballot system of
judging this fistic election has ac
complished one reform in the
Marquis of Queensbury realm in
short order. It has knocked bet
ting a stem winder. Betting is a
vulgar practice, anyway, and per
haps it is just as well.
A lot of betters are willing to
abide by the decision of Ollie
Pecord, the referee, who is highly
spoken of in Toledo, but they do
not want their dough to go to the
jury. Many people are going to
save their money.
"Scoop" Gleason, O. Floto, T.
Maxwell, and several score more
other gentlemanly and urbane mem
bers of the Secor Country club, were
observed today leaping from crag
Mean Cool Waves
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FEEL cooler if you know
that your summer gar
ments are scrupulously
clean and nicely pressed.
Have us do the clean
ing and pressing. We
will do it rightly.
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Tailor. Rue Cleaners, Shoe
Main Office and Plant,
2211-13-17 Farnam St.
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Pompeian Room of Branded Stores.
West End Main Floor Burfess-Nash
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to crag, with pencil and paper in
hand, and uttering the most singu
It was at first rumored that they
were daffy, but it subsequently de
veloped that such was not the case.
They were merely trying to figure
cut the various complications possi
ble under this new system.
It was quite coolish here today
and on the crest of the crisp wave
quite a number of sporting celebri
ties rolled into town to add to the
congeston in the lobby of the Hotel
Joseph Youngs of Syracuse, N.
Y., was among the first to hang his
monicker on the hotel register this
morning, and few of the you'-g
squirts up to that hour recognized
in the staid looking owner of the
name Tommy Ryan, one of the
greatest fighters who ever poked
a beezer through the ring ropes.
The old 'uns knew him, however,
and Tommy held i regular levee.
Another ex-champion to arrive to
day was Jack McAuliffe, one of the
two or three title holders to retire
without a licking. Jack is rotund
and dapper and loaded with con
versation. ' Leonard Leads Parade.
His lineal descendant in the light-'
weight dynasty, Benny Leonard, al
so got in, attended by quite a few
members of the William Gibson
Marching and Yes-Yes association
from the Bronx. Benny is here as
a newspaper man, dividing honors
in that respect with Battling Nel
son and Frank Moran.
Jack Curley came in swinging a
little cane and there was a great
commotion in the lobby when the
ntan who made Willard champion
was seen conversing with the Pot
tawatsomie cow proddler as Jess
dropped in on his usual morping
call. It was generally believed that
Jack and Jess were not on speaking
terms, but they were punching the
old conversational bag as pleasantly
Curley told Jess he had bet $500
at even money on Dempsey, where
at Jess lifted his eyebrows. How
ever, he did not seem vastly dis
turbed by the information Curley
has been known to lose his bets.
Most of the new arrivals hurried
out to the training camps to have a
peek at the fighters. The old-time
glove swingers were particularly
anxious to get a squint. As a rule,
old fighters are prone to stringing
with a champion in their predictions,
which are just about as valuable as
the prediction of what you might
call the laity. Just about.
Frank Moran, for instance, likes
Willard's chances. Frank could not
lick Jess himself, and got knocked
out by Fred Fulton, who was sub
sequently stopped in a punch by
Dempsey, so what kind of reason
ing is that?
Condition of Fighters.
I think Willard is in as good con
dition now as he will be on the day
of the fight I should say it is fair
condition for a 12-round bout, but
it would be poor condition for a
finish affair. I am not inclined to
attach as much importance as son
to the matter of condition for such
a short bout, save in one detail, and
that has to do with Dempsey.
Despite the protestations of the
savants who surrounded him, I
think there is still danger of(draw
ing him too fine. A chap his size
needs no great amount of prepara
tion for a sprint. As for Willard l.e
is a physical freak to begin with and
a fistic freak generally, so what
might seem doubtful condition for
an ordinary man may be good con
dition for him.
He was a freak in the matter of
size. He was a fistic freak to be
able to start fighting beyond 30 and
to win a heavyweight championship.
The rules that might apply to an
ordinary man do not fit Jess at all.
Sales Agents of Refinite
Company to Assemble Here
Sales agents of the American Re
finite company, coming from all
over the United States' and to the
number of 75 to 100, will meet at
the Chamber of Commerce Wednes
day for a three day's convention.
Omaha is the company's headquart
ers, it having recently purchased a
three-story brick and stone build;,ig
at Eleventh and Harney streets.
July 4 Will Be Real Holiday
at Chamber of Commerce
With Chamber of Commerce peo
ple, July 4 will be a real holiday.
The rooms will be locked and all
heads of departments and employes
wil have a vacation. No noon
luncheon will be served.
KING AK STRIVES
HARD TO REACH
GOAL OF 5,000
Hustling Committees After
1,500 New Members By
July 15, When Citizen
Ship Books Close.
Ak-Sar-Ben hustling committees
are working hard to reach' the goal
of 5,000 members, more than 2,000
more members than were ever pre
viously listed on Samson's rolls. So
far the 3,500 mark has been passed
leaving 1,500 members yet to be add
ed before Kink Ak closes his citizen
ship books on July 15 and allows
no tardy subjects to gain admit
tance to his court.
The hustling committees will meet
Tuesday noon at the Paxton hotel
and lay plans for enlisting the re
maining 1,500 members. A. F. Rasp.
William Mickel and W. H. Baumer
are setting the pace. These three
hustlers have already caused over
700 membership blanks to be filled
out thereby outdistancing the near
est committee by more than 300.
Monday will be "Saunders county
night" at the den. Gus Rent's' peppy
show, "The Wandering Juice, or
The Trail of the Lonesome Wine,"
will be presented for the visitors.
Ashland, Wahoo, Cedar Bluffs and
Yutan will send delegations. Wahoo
has sent word that it will trot a
brass band along with it.
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namourg, ia., ana xorK, ieo.
night will be July 7. Large delega
tions are expected from both cities.
Arrangements are being made to
extend the street car lines to the
Ak-Sar-Ben field. Sixty-fifth and
Center streets, where the festivities
will be held this fall. Grading on
the race track is progressing. If the
car lines are not extended in time,
the usual fall events will have to be
held down town.
North Dakota Adopts Seven
Nonpartisan League Laws
Grand Forks. N. D.. June 28.
With less than 400 precincts to hear
from of the 1,938 in the state, the
seven Nonpartisan league lawi"
voted on last Thursday, have been
ratified by the voters by a majority
of from $5,000 to 10.000, according
to present returns. The vote now
stands as follows: For the laws,
42,329; against, 40,939.
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14500 Miles to the Set of Tires
New National Average established hy
The FRANKLIN CAR
A' nation-wide investigation among Franklin owners has just been completed. It covered
all types of the present model in every part of the country, which have been driven day by
day for over two years. The results show a delivery of over 14,500 miles to the complete
set of tires.
Has Delivered More Than Claimed
When in 1916 the present chassis was put on the
market, it was known that its lighter weight would
give greater tire economy. Yet former figures of
10,000 miles were not changed in Franklin statements
of performance, until owners' results were available.
Franklin statements are based on facts, not on
is Car Principle that Counts
Not Tires Only
This newly proved economy is just fresh evidence
that even the best tires cannot compensate for bad
principles of automobile construction. That to save
tires, lightness of unsprung kwA weight below the
springs must, ;n the future, be the continual aim of
car designers. That light total weight and flexible
construction throughout the car are indispensable to
In the Lead for Seventeen Years
The Franklin Car has always led in economy be
cause for seventeen years it has been continually
perfected by the application of those principles
which are the basis of economy. Today the aver
age running expense of its owners is indicated by
20 miles to the gallon of gasoline
14,500 miles to the set of tires
50 slower yearly depreciation
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