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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1919.
General Unable to Maintain
'lis Composure in Wel
come Parade So Over
, come Is He.
(Continued From race On
meet with an injunction to keep it
safe. The "sergeant" kept it safely
all right, but later on, in the great
crowd at the city hall, he got sepa
rated from his father, much to the
dismay of the general. When the
i boy was recovered his father asked
"Warren, have you got the com
mission?" "Yes, sir," replied the "sergeant,"
"Well, see that you hold onto it."
The army and officialdom did not
have it all their own way at the
preliminary reception at Hoboken.
Among a little army of welfare
workers who greeted General lu
shing were SO girls, three of whom
were decorated for barvery under
fire while serving with the first di
vision. Eight naval seaplanes
, soared and circled over the Levia
than as she steamed up the bay and
included in the committee at the
dock was Rear Admiral Morgan,
commander of the cruiser and trans
But it was reserved to New York
; to begin the real ovation to the re
turning hero. For hours before the
arrival of the general "the Battery"
: , was thronged with patient thousands
who stood in serried ranks, silently
waiting. As the little boat with its
distinguished party ; steamed up to
the pier an uproar ' began such as
Manhattan probably never had heard
before. From a thousand factories
and vessels steam sirens shrieked
out a raucous welcome, but vainly
' tried to drown the roar of cheers
which rose and fell and rose again,
overhead airplanes dipped and cir
cled, but the drone of their engines
was scarcely audible and the most
valiant efforts of the fire depart
ment's band served only to give the
impression of a number of men who
were silently trying to blow them-
selves up after the manner of the
frog in the fable.
, ' ,At first General Pershing seemed
to be suffering more from embar
rassment than any other emotion.
He walked swiftly from the landing
stage to his gaily decorated automo
bile and settled himself down in his
seat like a man who has an impor
tant journey to make and wants to
get it over with as quickly as pos
sible. But as the long procession
of cars started up Broadway he was
engulfed in a flood of enthusiasm be
fore which no man could have re
mained unmoved .
New York's financial district was
t bedlam of noise and a riot of color.
Every window in the huge skyscrap
ers was packed and even the cloud
piercing roofs had their quotas.
From there a storm of many-colored
confetti descended upon the surg
ing crowds beneath . The mists had
disappeared with the mounting sun
and the brilliance of the scene was
enhanced by streamers of red, white
and blue ribbons which were shot
through the air from hundreds of
Given Sound Kiss.
The enthusiasm of th spectators
found vent in one unrehearsed inci
dent which was received by Gen.
Pershing with apparently mingled
feelings. As he entered the city
hall flanked by Gov. Smith and
Mayor Hylan, a woman burst past
the police guards and implanted a
sound kiss on his cheek. Another
woman, stirred by emulation, at
tempted to repeat the feat but he
raised his hand in supplication: "Oh,
madam," he said, "please don't. Not
The ceremony at the city hall,
where Gen. Pershing was officially
welcomed to New York, was brief.
After the mayor had delivered his
address of welcome and the general
had made a short reply, the party
emerged again and the procession
As the precession advanced up
town, steam sirens blew, but at a
steel foundry two husky former
"dough-boys," whose somewhat
grimy khaki trousers explained how
they had beaten their swords into
pruning hooks, proved that the
American soldier has-not an unjust
reputation for ingenuity. They had
erected an enormous piece of sheet
ron on the pavement and with two
hammers made a racket which seem
ed to please them, whatever were
the feelings of their neighbors. A
little furfner on a large junk shop
provided an ancient church bell
which three girls banged with
Retires at Hotel.
On the arrival at his hotel the
general retired immediately to the
suite which had been reserved for
him. There he lunched privately
with his son and sisters, Miss May
Pershing of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs.
D. M. Butler. His rooms were
decorated with masses of flowers
sent by admirers. After luncheon
he received a number of visitors, in
cluding Senator Warren of Wyo
ming, his father-in-law, and William
Jennings Bryan, who is a fellow
guest in the hotel.
So many invitations have been ex
tended to General Pershing that he
decided today to prolong his stay
here until Thursday, leaving for
Washington that night
Soldier in World
New York, Sept. 8. (By the As
sociated Press.) "The American
'doughboy' is the finest soldier in
the world, and it didn't take the Ger
mans long to find it out," declared
General Pershing, in an interview
granted newspaper men today, fol
lowing Kis arrival from overseas.
"We boasted a little, probably, of
the peculiar qualities of the Ameri
can fighting man, but his aggres
siveness, initiative and devotion as a
member of the American expedition
ary forces give us every right to
boast and to be proud of him," the
"I suppose it is because of the
way the American boy is reared, due
to the fact that he is encouraged to
develop his initiative and that he
feels that in any crisis of his life he
is master of his own destiny."
The interview, brought about in
the hope that the general might be
willing to express his views upon
such subjects as the league ot na
tions, the situation in Europe and in
Mexico, what he intended doing
when he entered civil life, when he
expected to retire from the army,
and similar questions, was preceded
by a general handshaking and a
remark by General Pershing that all
such topics were "taboo."
Pleasant Duty, but Strenuous.
"I am still on duty," he said. "It
is a pleasant duty, but very strenu
ous." The general had just finished
luncheon after a little rest to re
fresh himself after the arduous
hours of the morning.
"General, what do you consider
the crowning achievement of your
service abroad?" he was asked.
"Cutting the German lines at
Sedan on November 6."
"Was that a more difficult opera
tion than cutting the Hindenburg
"Cuttinsr the Hindenburg line was
a start toward cutting the line at
Sedan. It was hard to tell what
might have become of it under dif
ferent circumstances. It followed
the final effort of the Germans to
force their way through, but their
armies were beaten before they
"General, will you say a few words
about Marshal Fochf"
"Marshal Foch," he replied ap
preciatively, "is a very great strategist."
ON AUTO TRIP
Business District Not Deco
Turn Out Enmasse to
By EDWARD BLACK.
President Wilson, Mrs. Wilson
and party arrived at the Union
station promptly at 9 yesterday
morning, and the Omaha pro
gram was carried out to the
letter, without accident or unusu
The demonstration along the
route of the automobile ride fell far
short of expectations of those who
are able to estimate such occasions.
Thousands of people gathered along
the route, some to see the president,
some to see Mrs. Wilson, and some
to see both. The reception accorded
the president suffered by compari
son with his visit here in 1916, and
fell short of any previous visit of
No Great Outburst.
There was no great outburst of
enthusiasm along the way. The fed
eral building, usually crowded on
such occassions, was the scene of
a mere group of spectators.
Whether because of lack of man
agement, or on account of some
other reason, there was a conspicu
ous lack of decorations in the busi
ness district. Save for the World
Herald building, headquarters for
Senator Hitchcock, and a few other
places, the usual decorations in hon
or of the visit of a president, were
Stop at Dietz Home.
The only stop along the automo
bile ride from Union station to the
Auditorium was at the home of Mrs.
L. A. -Dietz, 410 South Thirty-eighth
street. She is the mother of C. N.
and Gould Dietz. The president
and Mrs. Wilson stepped from their
automobile in front of Mrs. Dietz'
home and, accompanied by G. W.
Wattles and Gould Dietz, who rode
in the president's car, walked up to
the Dietz porch and were introduced
by Mr. Dietz.
Smiles at Cameramen.
Mr. Wattles informed the presi
dent that a battery of local photog
raphers were waiting for him, so he
agreed to hold his automobile for a
few minutes while the cameramen
took several views. The president
seemed in a cheerful mood. He
To j. W. Meadimber,
Omaha Auto Dealer
All the goodness of
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out the impurities.
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John W. Meadimber, 43 years
old, automobile dealer, died of ap
pendicitis Sunday night in a hospi
tal. Mr. Meadimber had been ill
just a week. Several days ago he was
taken to the hospital and oper
Mr. Meadimber was a son of the
late Edward Meadimber, Omaha car
riage manufacturer. At the time of
his death, he was a member of the
Warren Motor Sales company, 2012
Besides his widow, Mrs. John W.
Meadimber, 2119 Sherman avenue,
he is survived by a sister. Mrs.
Muse Kennedy, Ellsworth, Neb.
but it's good m
Just now you get three cans
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who just will not sell any
thing but the best. Oatman's
Milk is wonderfully good
even for uses which many
thought needed rich cream
until they tried Oatman's.
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Cottdenmy t Nefllwflle, Wo in the center of Wisconsin' most sanitary a&d productive dairies
smiled in his characteristic manner,
but Mrs. Wilson did not appear to
take kindly to the early morning
"Won't you please have Mrs. Wil
son turn this way so we may take
her photograph?" importuned one
of the photographers.
"I have nothing to do with her
in that matter," replied the presi
dent, smiling again.
Mrs. Wilson, however, would not
accede to the request.
Red Cross Represented.
Women of the Red Cross Motor
corps drove seven of the official
The first demonstration along the
automobile route occurred at the
Farnam school, Twenty-eighth and
Farnam streets, where the children
were grouped effectively with flags.
These little folks gave three cheers
tor the president and the lady of the
White House. Near the school a
group ot workmen, digging a
trench, stopped to greet the party.
Children ot Columbian school
were assembled along Thirty-eighth
street by their teachers, and the
children of Field, Windsor and Ma
son schools were grouped at points
near their schools. Other children
appeared in groups here and there
along the way.
Firemen Raise Flag.
The pupils of St. Peter's school
on Leavenworth street were massed
in front of the school and the fire
men of a nearby engine house raised
a flag for these children as the pres
ident passed by.
Street car service was stopped
along streets of the president's au
The president's special train came
to Omaha from Des Moines, leaving
the Iowa capital at midnight. The
original plan was to bring the train
direct to Omaha, but the party was
held at Underwood, la., during the
early hours yesterday, reaching
Council BIrffs about 8:30 a. m., and
Omaha a few minutes before 9.
President Wilson took leave of
Omaha at 12, when his train moved
out of Union station, with the presi
dent standing on the observation
platform of the last car, waving his
right hand to a small crowd that had
gathered at the train.
More Omahans Arrive In
N: York. From Overseas
Headquarters Company, 16th In
fantry Sergt. Rufus Bailey, 316
North Eighteenth street; Corpl.
Clifford O. Porter, 2015 N street,
Supply Company, 16th Infantry
Sergt. Frank Zemanek, 4011 South
Company B, Second Field Signal
Battalion Capt. Charles R. May
berry, S622 North Twenty-seventh
First United States Engineers
Band Muscian Eaton E. Mason,
2308 Cuming street.
Medical Department, 26th Infan
try Lt. James F. Purnly, 3512
Company L, 18th Infantry Pvt.
Joseph Cirian, 1039 South Twenty
Company K, 28th Infantry Pvt.
Hans K. Kristensen, Sixty-second
and Dodge streets.
Company A, 16th Infantry Pvt.
Gus Schutle, 2911 South Twenty
sixth street; Pvt. Frank J. Stavniak,
2507 Bancroft street; Sergt. Anton
Stransky, 1243 South Sixteenth
street; Pvt. Rocco Stella, 1030 South
Twenty-third street; Pvt. Raymond
M. Malloy, 1614 South Tenth street.
Company B Pvt. Joseph Duda,
1911 South Twelfth street; Pvt
August Imbert, Doris street.
Battery C, Fifth Field Artillery
Wagoner Charles Clements, 4530
South 39th street. South Side; Pvt.
Charles Leese, 2510 South Twenty
sixth street; Corp. Earl C. Sutphen,
4170 Chicago street.
Headquarters Company, Sixth
Field Artillery; Saddler George
Augustine, 2419 South Twenty
fourth street: Pvt. Dick Cooley,
4430 South Thirty-second and J
Two Yanks to Be Decorated
Through Omaha Army Office
Two" more Croix De Guerres
were received at the Omaha recruit
ing station yesterday, one for an
Iowa and one for a Nebraska boy.
The recipients of the highest honor
medals conferred by the French gov
ernment are Henry E. Dye, Almer
ia, Neb., and Edgar Rule, Boone, la.
Dye served in Company D, 126th
Infantry, and Rule with the 10th
Field artillery. Both are cited for
bravery in actio"
Morals Squad Leader and His
Men "Horn Into" the Presi
dential Parade and Sur
vey the Crowd.
A feature of President WilsonS
automobile ride through the streets
of Omaha yesterday was the ap
pearance of the police department
morals squad, with Paul Sutton sp
earing as the personal representa
tive of Police Commissioner Ringer
and Elmer Thomas.
Sutton, the leader of the squad,
appeared on the front seat with the
drive and surveyed the people along
the route with a quizzical air.
Sutton and his crowd butted into
the automobile parade and made the
entire route. A few out-of-town per
sons wondered who Detective Sut
"Is that Colonel House?" asked
a little woman on Farnam street.
"Gee, lady, that's Paul Sutton, the
guy what went to the Plaza hotel
when the colored boy was shot," a
Just what the morals squad had
to do with the presidential auto
mobile drive is a riddle which may
be explained some day.
Plans for Reception
Of U. S. Senator Borah
Are Nearly Completed
Plans are materializing rapidly for
the reception and entertainment of
United States Senator Borah in
Omaha next Friday.
A meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Omaha branch of the
League for the Preservation of
American Jndependence was held at
noon yesterday at the Chamber of
Commerce. E. A. Benson, president
of the Omaha branch, reported that
many telegrams and telephone calls
have already come from towns and
cities within a radius of 300 miles
of Omaha, asking for reservations
for individuals and parties who will
make the trip to hear the distin
guished senator and orator tell of
the menace to this country of the
covenant of the league of nations
unless revisions are made to safe
guard the sovereignty of the United
States in its own affairs.
"A vast amount of work must be
done in a few days to arrange for
this meeting," said Mr. Benson.
"Senator Borah was invited to come
to Omaha more than a month ago.
He is not 'trailing' President Wilson,
but is merely telling the people what
they have a right to know regarding
the league of nations."
Special sections of the Auditorium
will be reserved for the Grand Army
of the Republic and for the Ameri
Senator Borah will be in Chicago
Wednesday and fuller details of his
visit to Omaha will be received
Advertising and Selling
League Holds First Meeting
T. W. LeQuatte, advertising
manager of the Successful Farming
of Des Moines, last night address
ed 150 members of the Advertising
and Selling League at the first
meeting of that organization this
season. The meeting was held in
LeQuette's talk was on "Sales
manship and Service." In his ten
years the publication in which he is
interested has grown in gross ad
vertising receipts from $150,000 to
more than $2,000,000 a year, with
out the addition of a single sales
man. LeQuette has attributed the
unusual success of his publication
to the strict attention paid to ser
vice of both advertisers and readers.
Th Advertising and Selling
League will hold a meeting every
Monday night from now on during
the season. Next Monday night E.
W. Reynolds of the Eldridge-Rey-nclds
Co., will speak.
Woman Suffrage Ratified
By the Minnesota House
St. Faul, Minn., Sept. 8. The Min
nesota house of representatives,
shortly after the special session
opened today, ratified the federal
woman suffrage amendment. The
vote was 120 to 6.
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Freling & Steinle
1803 Farnam St.
Identify Murdered Boy
as Messenger Who
Left With $178,000
New York, Sept. 8. A photograph
of a youth found murdered in Mil
ford, Conn., several weeks ago was
identified at New York police head
quarters as that of Benjamin M.
BinkowiU, a Wall street messenger
boy, who, according to police, dis
appeared on August 12 with $178,000
worth of Liberty bonds entrusted to
him for delivery by his employers,
Whitney & Co., bankers and brok
ers. A nation-wide search was begun
for the boy after his disappearance.
Hitchcock O.K.'s Postmasters.
Washington, Sept. 8. (Special
Telegram.) Senator Hitchcock has
placed his official O. K. on the fol
lowing nominations for postmasters
whose confirmation by the senate is
expected Tuesday: Lory D. Rus
sell, Ansley; Olive C. Messier, An
tioch; Mary L. Hoyt, Bloomfield;
Arnold J. Fiala, Brainard: John L.
DeLong .Bushnell; Elbert M.
Vaught, Genoa; Charles A. Currie,
Havelock; John F. Buehncr, Morrill;
Adda G. Ncwson, North Bend;
Peter H. Peterson, Plainview;
Ralph E. Oliver, Superior; Joseph
A. McGowan, Wilcox.
Justice Brandeis Home.
New York, Sept. 8. Justice Bran
deis of the United States supreme
court, returning from Palestine, a
Swiss industrial mission of 224 mem
bers and Mme. Ernestine Scluimann
Heink, opera singer, were among
passengers who arrived Monday on
the steamship Rotterdam from Rot
terdam, Boulogne and Plymouth.
TO REACH TERMS
WITH CAFE OWNERS
Unions to Call
Efforts to settle in part the strike
of cooks, waiter and waitresses
ended in failure yesterday and the
strike continues with no indications
of an early termination. Albert
Langfddt, president of the unon,
after a conference with five of the
leading restaurant proprietors and
managers in the city, announced
that lie was unable to effect a set
tlement. As it became apparent that no set
tlement was near union loadersebe
gan exerting the full power of their
organization to force acceptance of
their terms. Organized employes of
three more restaurants were ordered
out and a threat made to also call
restaurant workers from the smaller
restaurants, which have not yet been
The number of pickets has been
materially increased. Frank Mason,
one of the pickets, was arrested yes
terday afternoon and charged with
disturbing the peace. He is alleged
to have stood in the doorway of the
Keen hotel to remonstrate with in
dividuals who passed in and out of
the place. He was released on $10
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Fir Ewiniiiniii Wear
Since the Fall silhouette for evening wear
is extremely bouffant as to over-skirt and cling
ing as to foundation, the need for exquisite
material is paramount. That over-skrt must be
a sheer, delicate thing, and opportunities for
color contrasts between foundation and drap
eries offer themselves. The most altogether
charming fabric which has appeared is a
Georgette in delicate shades embroidered in
roses of gold and silver threads, there is a pale
blue with gold, an orchid with silver, a rose with
silver and a maize with silver. For combination
with these, crepe de chines and Georgettes in
every desirable shade may be had.
Seductive names, such as Moonglo, Sunbeam,
and Satin Circe explain for themselves the charm
of a satin evening gown, but when satin is broadly
striped with gold or silver tissue, the effect is
startling, a pale blue with gold, an orchid with
silver, and a peach with silver are the combina
We shall be very glad to show the fabrics
mentioned as well as a number of other new
The Thompson-Bcldcn Store
We beg to announce to our friends and customers
that on account of the rapidly increasing business
the entire Third Floor of the Finance Building at
1817 Douglas street was leased and occupied Sep
tember 6th, 1919.
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