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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1919.
UP BY JMKOUT
Officials Estimate That 3,000
Men Are Directly Affected;
U. . Shipping Board
Vessels Not Included.
New York, July 11. Several
coastwise steamers have been pre
vented from sailing and others due
to leave Saturday will be tied up
jnlesi they are able to replace
striking firemen, water tenders and
oilers who struck yesterday for a
wage, increase of $15 a month. Of
ficials of the International Seaman's
, Union, with which the strikers' or
ganizations are affiliated, estimated
that 3,000 men are directly affected
and that they would be joined by
the seamen, cooks, stewards, en
gineers and mates- Should the
claims of the union men be made
, good about 40,000 men will walk
out 1 paralyzing, coastwise shipping.
Vessels operated by the United
States shipping board are not af
fected. Officials Confer. '
Washington, July 11. Officials of
the Seamen's union conferred with
i Vice Chairman Stevens of the ship
ping board, Friday, in an. attempt to
settle the strike of marine
engineers, firemen and oilers which
began Thursday on the Atlantic and
Gulf coasts, but no conclusion was
While higher wages are an issue,
it was said in shipping board cir
cles that the principal demands of
the nun were preference for Ameri-
can seamen, and recognition of the
union by shipowners.
3 Juse fC3Una$bt
l Clearaway Saturday
In Oiir July Clearance Sale.
' Just a few of the striking bargains that the shopper
' will get who comes downtown in the cooler hours of
'". the early, morning.
' Just the clever wrap for1 summer evenings and for
the coming fall. Soft velvety materials that sold for.
$45 to $75 this season. Fif
teen of them. to' the first fifteen
3 6 Silk "
In navy and soft shades of
gray and tarr. This special lot ,
: takes in taffetas, pongee, crepe
de chine and combinations.
Values tip to $59.50."
Thousands Expected to Attend Balloon
Circus at Fort Omaha Sunday Afternoon
htv t ? A
Some of the Balloons Entered
As the hour approaches when the
greatest aerial carnival ever held is
to begin, Fort Omdha is a bustle of
activity and anticipation. The great
balloon sheds are filled with work
men, numerous types of balloons,
some of which have never before
been viewed by the public, partly
inflated, loom up grotesquely in the
At an informal dance at the
25 Linen Tub
Smart of line, fine of tex
ture, hutton-trimmed, with
graceful tailored belts, real
linen and wash tricotine,
which tubs beautifully. Only
25 of , them to the early shop
pers on Saturday at this
special price because they
are slightly soiled from han
dling. Values up to $12.98.
In youthful styles,
blouse straight line
and tailored models
of fine navy serge
and smart checks
have been added to
list for vacationists'
needs. Valued here
up to $69.50, for
in the "Flying: Circus" Events
Knights of Columbus hut last night
the names of the fair sponsors who
are to christen the four great racing
balloons were read. Miss Esther
Wilhelm will christen racing balloon
No. 1 the "United States." It will
be piloted by Capt. A. C. McKinley
and Lieut. James T. Neely.
Miss Gertrude Stout will name bal
loon No. 2 the "All America." Lieut.
R. E. Thompson and Lieut. J. B.
Jordan will pilot the "America."
Balloon No. 3 will be christened
the "Victory" by Miss Regina Con
nell. Pilots of the "Victory" will be
Lieut. W. E. Huffman and Lieut. W.
Miss Helen McCreary will name
balloon No. 4, which will be piloted
by Col. Jacob V. S. VVuest, Maj.
M. J. O'Brien and A. Leo Stevens,
who will act as judges, the "Cannon
Miss Dortha Callender of Pasa
dena, Cal., will release the 1,000
small balloons on their voyage for
the ladies' prize.
Balloons Brand New.
All balloons to be christened are
brand new. The sponsors were se
lected by the Omaha chapter of the
American Red Cross at the request
of Lieut. Col. Jacob W. S. Wuest,
commanding officer at Fort Omaha.
A variety of material will be used
in the christening. Some will be
showered with grape juice, and it
is whispered that some will receive
their bon voyage in the orthodox
manner, with champagne.
Among the features of the aerial
carnival not mentioned before is the
first exhibition of what is said to
be the fastest pulling windlass in
the world. It was invented by W.
D. Burton of Omaha.
1 Another novel feature will be the
"megaphone balloon." which will
rise and announce each event. The
huge megaphone is said to be larg
er than the 5,000 cubic-foot-capacity
balloon which carries it. Any man
enlisting at the fort on the day of
the carnival will be assured of a
balloon trip shortly after. Three
places to enlist will be open.
Interest Centers on Four Ev.ents.
The four events on the program
that are likely to command the
greatest interest of the public are:
1. The balloon race for distance.
(Three balloons entered.)
2. Exhibition of captured Ger
man "sausage" balloons and Ameri
can "propaganda balloons" in ac
tion. 3. Observations of Prof. David
Todd, 1 Amherst college meterolo
gist, who is coming from New York
City to ascend in the judges' bal
loon to "study physical features of
the planet Mars."
4. Release of 1,000 balloons
Besides these, the afternoon will
be packed with 15 other events, in
cluding athletic contests, races,
band concerts by army bands from
both Forts Crook and Omaha, a
Lballoon jumping contest and an ad
dress by the commanding officer,
Lieutenant Colonel Wuest, "from
Practice for Jumping Contest.
The entire command at Fort
Omaha has been busily employed
all week cutting grass, plotting the
grounds and driving stakes for po
sitions of the balloon craft that are
to fly. Officers at the fort have
been daily practicing for the "jump
ing contest," which will be one of
the big features of the day's
The long-distance balloon race
will be the biggest event by far.
Official sanction was received
Thursday by A. Leo Stevens, chief
balloon instructor, from President
Allan R. Hawley of the Aero Club
of America at New York for the
race. .Records established will
recoroca in tne statistical racinir
compilations of the club. Further
than that, the race will be given na-
The telegram received follows:
"Glad to sanction race for 13th.
Best wishes for a successful event.
"AERO CLUB OF AMERICA."
Six pilots and three balloons are
The pilots are:
Balloon No. 1. Caot Ashlev C
McKinley. 180 oounds: Lieut. Tampa
T. Neeley, 145 oounds.
Balloon No. 2. Lieut. Richard F..
Thompson, 154 pounds; Lieut. James
B. joraan, lay oounds.
Balloon No. 3. Lieut Willi am F..
Huffman, 151 pounds: Lieut. Wil
liam E. Connolly, 161 pounds.
Many Wagers Laid.
The judges' balloon which will ac
company the others on their flights
will carry three persons, Colonel
VVuest, Maj. Martin J. O'Brien, ad
jutant at Fort Omaha, and A. Leo
Stevens, instructor. The ludees bal
loon will announce by signal from
the air to attendants below which
contestant attains the highest alti
Wagers among officers during the
week as which of the contestants
will attain the highest altitude in
at Fort Omaha Sunday.
the long distance race have amount
ed to as high as $300 and $400. That
the public may take part in the
guessing, coupons have been pub
lished in each erf the Omaha papers,
on which the question of how hgh
will the balloon ascend is asked.
These may be filed in special
booths provided for the purpose by
the three Omaha newspapers on the
grounds. After the race is over the
coupons will be collected and near
est guessers selected and announced
in the papers. The Bee will have
a booth on the grounds.
Divided in Two Periods.
The day's events have been di
vided into two periods, afternoon,
3:30 to 6, and evening, 6:40 to 9:20.
The balloon race will be last on a
program of 15 events. Captain Mc
Kiniey will hold a company drill
of the 12th balloon company ma
neuvering and flying an American
observation balloon. The drill will
be demonstrative of the training
given .to thousands during the war,
fitting them for overseas service at
First period, 3:30 o'clock to 6
1. Firing of cannon announcing
opening of Rates to public.
2. Aerial flag raising.
3. Inflation of balloons.
' 4. Band concert.
5. Twelfth balloon company ma
neuvering and flying American ob
6. Propaganda balloons In action.
7. Exhibit of French, Italian, Ger
man and American war balloons on
west end promenade.
8. Athletic events:
100 yards dash.
8. i.clease of 1,000 balloons.
Second period, 6:40 o'clock to
1. Athletic events:
220 yards dash.
Tug-of-way, 9th and 12th balloon
2. Balloon-jumping contest.
3. Release of propaganda bal
loons. 4. Commanding officer delivers
talk from air.
5. Placing of racing balloons.
6. Christening of racing balloons
by society women of Omaha.
8. Start of racing, balloons.
9. Release of judges' balloon.
Wilson to Review
West Coast Fleet
at a Pacific Port
Washington, July 11. Secretary
Daniels announceed Friday that he
would not accompany the new Pa
cific fleet to the west coast. The
secretary will, however, join the
fleet at San Diego, about August
10. The date of the fleet's sailing
from Hampton Roads has been
changed from July 19 to July 22.
Mr. Daniel said that the fleet
would reach San Francisco about
August 15. at which port it probably
will be reveiwed by President Wil
son aunng his speaking tour in be
half of the league of nations. The
decision as to the port at which the
tevciew will take place, it was said,
depended upon the president's itin
Secretary Daniels announced he
had accepted the invitation of the
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce to
be present at the official opening
late in August of the new navy dry
dork at Pearl Harbor. The secretary
will make the trip to Hawaii aboard
the New Mexico, flagship of the
Pacific fleet. Most of the fleet will
go to Honolulu for the event.
The Pearl harbor dry dock, which
is being completed, is one of the
largest in the world, and will ac
commodate any ship now afloat.
Construction work has been under
way for several years, having been
partially wrecked by an earthquake.
Better Weather Was Reason
for Army Camps in South
Washington, July 11. Questioned
today by a house war investigating
sub-comuittee about the location of
most of the army training fields in
the south, Secretary Baker said he
had "never heard an improper sug
gestion from any one about the lo
cation of the camps."
Mr. Baker declared the camps
were placed in the south rather than
in the north solely because better
weather conditions obtained there
and he added that no influence that
he knew of was exerted to send the
men to the south.
A GENCINE THIRST Qt ENCHER.
Hornford'n Acid Phophte
make til drinki tastier and more tlfy-ing-
makea you feel better. Buy a bottle.
IS FONTS POLICY
Son of Manufacturer, On
Witness Stand, Says Prifce
Reduction Results From
Mount Clemens, Mich., July 11.
Edsel B7 Ford, president of the
Ford Motor company, resumed his
testimony this morning in the libel
suit brought by his father, Henry
Ford, against the Chicago Daily
Tribune. The elder ford was in
court, ready to follow him on the
The examination was conducted
by Attorney Elliott G. Stevenson.
The guarantee of $5 a day minimum
wage was put in effect January 12,
1914, the witness testified, and the
net profits that year were approxi
Mr. Stevenson, pursuing his
theory that the wage was some
thing that the employes amply
earned and should not be called
"profit sharing," adduced that in
1916, production had more than
doubled and net profits were ap
proximately $60,000,000. This doub
ling of profits, Mr. Stevenson point
ed out, resulted in no change in the
incomes of employes and hence he
said, "the term profit-sharing" was
On cross-examination by Attor
ney Alfred Lucking the witness said
there was a surplus of labor in 1914
at the wage scale prevailing not-i
withstanding which the $5 minimum
was put in effect.
To Keep Profits in Limit.
It was Henry Ford's policy to
keep profits at $25,000,000 a year,
Edsel Ford said, and to this end it
was the custom to cut the price of
car; each year. In 1916, however,
it was deemed advisable to build
blast furnaces and expand otherwise
The price was not cut that year
r.nd big profits resulted and are now
being used as originally contem
plated. The younger Ford was called as a
witness by the defendant and the
war activities of the company were
brought out on cross-examination by
Attorney Alfred Lucking. jDirect ex
amination was by Attorney Elliott
G. Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson ad
duced that the government contracts,
which aggregated $190,000,000 at one
time in work being performed or in
prospect, were on the usual cost
plus basis. Mr. Lucking stated that
Mr. Ford's share of profits, 58 per
The Summery Touch
Your linen dress or your white
tub blouse may need just the
touch of color that a Windsor
or middy tie would give
black would be especially
good, but there are all colors
from which to choose.
If you have had difficulty in
finding the vestee you need,
it would be very easy to make
your own from the tucked
net which we sell by the yard.
And collars, sets and vestees
of organdy, net and lace in
any number of charming
styles, are at your disposal.
Ribbons are an important
part of the fluffy dresses of
this season. Lingerie rib
bons, grosgrain ribbons with
piquot edges, wide ribbons
with brilliant designs.
Sashes, vests, camisoles, lin
gerie bows and rosettes made
To the Right As Yon Enter
Boys' Porosknit suits, Chal
mer's make, 85c and $1 suit,
Women's lisle union suits,
made with wide knee, $1.25
Women's Futurist suits, made
from a fine cool mull, $1.50
19c for Pure Linen
An Extra Special Value
We imported these before the
war as you will readily ap
preciate, for at present whole
sale cost, a pure linen hand
kerchief can not be obtained
at anywhere near this price.
By the dozen, they are $2.25
Wash Neckwear, 35c
Three for $f '
Made of woven madras shirt
ing by Delpark. A splendid
value at this price.
Tho Men's Shop
I hehompson "Belden Store
cent, all would be returned to the
Showed Profits of Firm.
Mr. Stevenson, through the wit
ness, showed the profits of the Ford
Moto'r company for the purpose, he
said, of showing that the company
was as prosperous in wartime as at
other times. He asked for a state
ment of the 1919 profits to date,
which brought Mr. Lucking to his
feet with a protest the "spectators
did not understand until they re
ceived the news that Henry Ford
and his son had just purchased the
stock in the company of all minority
stockholders except James Couzens,
mayor of Detroit.
"They are asking to go into the
private affairs of this corporation
down to this date. I say to your
honor that there are very important
matters pending that it affects very
seriously," said Mr. Lucking. The
latter's protest s were so vigorous
that Judge Tucket warned him that
he was verging on contempt of
The profits of the company for
nine months of the fiscal year 1919
were placed at $33,982,292. It ap:
peared from the testimony that the
year after Mr. Ford cut the price
of his touring cars $80 a car the
company sold 800,000 of them. Mr.
LSicking said that these could have
been sold even had the cut not been
Ordered to Dissolve
by- the Federal Court
Boston, July 11. Dissolution of
the Boston Fish Pier company and
of the Bay State Fishing company,
was ordered by the federal court,
which ruled they were combinations
illegal under the Clayton anti-trust
act. The court stated in its opinion
that dealers on the Boston fish pier
had exercised predominant control
of the fresh fish industry of the
north Atlantic states.
The New England Fish exchange
was held to be operating contrary ta
law, and was directed by the court
to revise its rules and method of
operation to conform with the re
quirements of the government.
The court's decision was on a bill
in equity brought by the govern
ment two years ago, in connection
with which lengthy hearings have
Denver Street Car Strike
Settled; Service Resumed
Denver, Colo., July 11. Tramway
cars moved Friday afternoon on
Denver's streets for the first time
since last Tuesday, following formal
ratification of an agreement reached
between the executive committee of
the union and company officials at
Announces the arrival
of some exquisite hot
Fashioned of the finest
materials, distinctive in
design and beautiful in
workmanship. In all,
quite the most interest
ing products of Ameri
ca's foremost blouse
$9.50, $15, $19.50
$25 and $39.50
You are invited to view
this display, which is of
a most 'enjoyable na
ture. The Stora for Bloutei.
An) $2.50 Shirt
Saturday) for $2.15
Eagle, Arrow, Earle & Wil
son makes. Good shirts all
this season's patterns. Soft
or laundered cuff styles. AH
$1.50 Athletic Union
Suits for $1.25
Cool garments of light nain
sook. All sizes.
Fibre Hose, 45c a Pair
I These are first quality and
i the price is for Saturday only.
Medium weight. Sizes 9 to
11. In seven colors.
A Step to the Left As You Enter
en s SHnbp
HIS HOLDINGS IN
Son Becomes Partner With
Father; Amount Involved
Said to Be Close1 to
Detroit, Mich., July 11. Reorgan
ization of the Ford Motor company
is being completed, whereby Edsel
B. Ford, 25-year-old president of the
company, becomes, with the excep
tion of one other stockholder, the
sole partner with his father, Henry
Ford, in the corporation. This an
nouncement was made here FrHay
by Frank L. Klingensmith, vice
president and general manager of
Bays Minority Holdinjrs.
Klingensmith announced that
purchase had been arranged of all
the minority stock excepting a block
held by James Couzens, millionaire
mayor of Detroit and former vice
president of the company. Mr.
Klingensmith and other officials of
the company refused to divulge the
amount involved in, the purchase. It
was estimated in financial circles,
however; that it would total close
Up to the present, Henry Ford
has held 58 per cent of the Ford
Motor stock. The minority stock
bought in, included that of John F.
and Horace E. Dodge, heads of the
Dodge Motor company.
Today's announcement comes as
a complete surprise in motor and
financial circles, as it had been ru
mored for some weeks that another
large automobile corporation was
seeking the minority holdings.
No New Company.
Mount Clemens, Mich., July 11.
Edsel Ford, president of the Ford
Motor Co., stated that the new
stock purchase means that there
will be no new automobile company
formed as had been planned by the
Ford family, and announced in Cal
ifornia, last March,
Wages, he said, would be in
creased frpm time to time, but he j
declined to contirm tne report cur
rent among certain Ford employes
that a $7 minimum would be put in
He also declined to state the price
paid for the minority stock. The
Ford family now holds 89 per cent.
Peck But, my dear, I thought we had
planned to go iu the theater this evening.
Mn. Peck Yes, I know, but I have
changed our mind. Boston Evening
Summer Fashions for
Coolness and Comfort
The daintiest of hot weather dresses de
veloped in light, attractive materials in the
delicate colors so appropriate for summer
wear. Charming in every detail of design
A Special Group for $14.75
others up to $65
Tub Skirts of cool white fabrics. Two spe
cials, $5.50 and $6.95. Others, $3.89 to $25.
Summer Blouses and Smocks, $1.89
Apparel Section Second Floor.
White Sport Hats
A group of white straw sport hats just received
from New York will be shown Saturday for the
first time rough, white straw bound around
the brim and banded with white gros-grain
ribbon. A wide-brimmed, becoming style.
Also an assortment of ribbon and satin sport
hats in all the summer shades are also $5.
France Has Reasons
for Congratulations, i
Paris, July 11. Premier Clemen
ceau appeared before the committee
of the chamber of deputies, which is
considering the peace treaty, Friday
and reviewed the circumstances un
der which the treaty was framed.
He said that the difficulties the al
lies encountered during the war con
fronted them in a changed aspect
when they came to make peace.
The dominating ideaof the treaty,
Premier Clemenceau said, was the
necessity of maintaining the peace
I L - i i i . t. . : . i
iu inc worm oy me union 01 ine
four great allied and associated
The premier said France had rea
son to congratulate itself on the
treaties guaranteeing it against ag
gression by Germany. Referring to
the league of nations, he said the
French government must endeavor
within the league organization to se
cure the adoption of the amendment
proposed by Leon Bourgeois, estab
lishing a military and naval staff in
Delay in Declaring
Surplus Food Stocks
Causes Great Loss
Washington, July 11. General
March, chief of staff of the army,
told a house sub-committee on war
expenditures Friday that the Wat
department's declaration of surplus
food stocks could have been made
in February instead of May, and that
on July 8 he declared surplus o)
foodstuffs amounted to $121,100,000
Chairman Reavis, in questioning
the general, contended that delaj
in declaring the surplus had resulted .
in great loss to the government anc
had deprived the public of foods foi
which there was great demand.
In a statement filed by Genera!
March, the surplus of food stock!
was sriven as follows: Corned beef
$24,000,000; bacon, $23,600,000; roast
beef. $20,500,000; fresh frozen bee!
and poultry, $20,000,000; corned bee!
hash, 510,000,000; canned vegetables
Five Dead, 12 Missing.
After Storm in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pa., July 11 Five per
sons were dead today, a dozen oth
ers missing and more than two
score injured as a result of a severe
electrical storm, accompanied by
high wind and a cloud burst, which
swept this section of the state late
yesterday. Property damage will
run into many thousands of dollars.
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