Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 24, 1919, Page 2, Image 2
THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1919. UAL SIMS REFUSES AWARD OF MR. DANIELS Rumblings of Dissatisfaction at Manner of Arranging Reward for War Service Come to Focus. (Catlati4 From rc Om.) lit award be taken from an officer Ltpon whom it already has been con ferred, but he does ask for a re vision upward of some of the lesser decorations. . Sims long known as the stormy petrel of the navy, since his sensa tional "last drop of blood" speech Jn the Guild hall at London, when le drew the attention of the foreign officers of Berlin, London and Washington, has figured in navy sensations before and has many warm supporters among the officers. Secretary Daniels' report to Chair man Page of the senate naval com mittee outlines the general policy followed by the secretary in award ing medals and distinctions to naval ! officials and enlisted men. Indicating that the entire con troversy that has now come to light, revolves around the old Navy de partment argreement as to which class-'.of service shore or sea is f more important. Secretary Daniels iin his report said: Duty on Shore Recognized. I "The value" of the duty on shore ! was , duly recognized, but in my cpiniort it should be of the highest (importance and responsibility in order that this duty should be recog nized by the award of the same kind of medals as that given to officers charged with great- responsibility and at the same time in positions of grave danger in the active war tone, and this was the standard which any particular case had to meet for an officer on shore duty to be awarded the medal." Services Recognized. Emphasizing his belief that officers engaged in hazardous and responsi ble duties in the North sea mining squadron, the destroyer force, the convoy and the armed guard serv ices should be given preference in the award of high honors over offi cers .serving on shore, even in posi tions of great responsibility, and of ficers serving with ships in home waters, Secretary Daniels said that "the services rendered by these dif ferent forces was recognized by the board of awards in assigning certain medals to the officers in command of the ships and stations concerned and this plan of procedure met with jny approval. - With this policy in mind, Secre tary Daniels said he had changed, however, the recommendation of the board of awards convened under Rear Admiral Austin M.' Knight, in the case of a (number of 'officers serving ashore,! at home, or in home waters 40 that such officers .would receiver decorations of lesser value than officers serving in the face of the entmy overseas. Christmas Greetings Sent Overseas Men By Secretary Baker Washington, Dec. 23.-r-Secretary Baker has sent to American troops within the United States and abroad the following Christmas message: "To those who wear the uniform of the United States Christmas with its deep meaning of 'peace on eartb) good will to men,' should take oni an added significance this year, in1 that during the new era of peace for which such great sacrifices were made,'. American institutions have1 been, guarded during the 12 months past with that fidelity and devotion which has always been one of the great traditions of the United States arm. - . "With- the New Year, approaching, your country stands on the thres hold of greater opportunities and prosperity than are to be read in1 any of the glorious pages of her history.' As. soldiers, you represent the strength of your' country and in peace, 'as' well as in war, you can prove that the foundation of democ racy nd the safeguard of. liberty is the ability of the individual to per-i ceive and defend the truth. I speak for. your commander-in-chief and for the. nation you serve when I .wish you a very" merry Christmas and a successful and happy New Year. Allied Law Officers Draw Up Indictment Against Ex-Kaiser f London, Dec. . 23. Law officers of the crown held a' consultation wttbJ French and Belgian law of ficers With regard to the former German emperor. It is reported that the r.conferees made out a case against the former German ruler and framed an indictment. Mne nague, ucc. to. ine semi- -ce vt . , I i , omciat jNemerianas correspondence no truth in a statement published in the Soir of Brussels to the effect that the Netherlands government has al ready unofficially informed the al lies that the Dutch government will Hot surrender the former German emperor if extradition is requested. The bureau says that as yet no ac tion in the matter has been taken. Opening Christmas Box ' Uearlv Proves Fatal Seattle. Wash, Dec. 23. Fred Fink, a Seattle musician, Mrs. Fink, their three children and . I. Mul lerj a- ledger, narrowly escaped death or serious injury jwhen they decided to open a Christmas box, received through the mail, by breaking open the slide top rather than by pulling it out in the usual manner. The box contained an internal machine set to explode when the ltd-was pulled back. Fink said an attempt was made on his life some time ago. Lloyd George to Go to Paris London, Dec 23. Premier Lloyd George will go to Paris next week to confer with Premier Clemenceau, it was announced today. - To Heal Cough aat HAISd' HXAJ4XJ HONET. 35c per tntU. Suspected Murderer Of Colorado Rancher Breaks His Reserve Denver, Npv. 23. Companionship of a cell mate broke the reserve last night of Alex Miller, mute farm hand, held in connection with the murder Saturday night of Adam Shank and his family near Gilcrest, Co o. For the first time he com municated in writing to another person. Since the arrest of Miller, former ly employed by Shank, he has main tained that he could not read nor write nor understand the sign Ian guage. ' Last night he answered questions of his cell mate in the city jail by writing. Sheriff Frank N, Hall, of Oreeiey, wno came nere to get Miller, will examine the mute again today. Discovery of revolver cartridges and a revolver in Miller's trunk on the Shank farm and a quarrel be tween the mute and his former em ployer Saturday over wages caused the arrest of Miller here Sunday. The Shank family the father, mother and four children were shot to death in their home some time Saturday night. Their bodies were discovered by a cousin Sunday fore noon. No money or property was taken. Best Fellows on Earth ill Carrv Cheer to 200 Omaha Families Two hundred poor families in Omaha are being remembered this Christmas in a substantial way by Omaha lodsre. No. 39. Benevolent and Protective Order of lilks. In the ruined Red Cross room of the court house a committee of Elks headed by District Judge Sears is sending out great bags of food in liberal quanatities to the 200 fam ilies. ' , . Each bag contains a chicken,, five pounds of bacon, 12 1-2-pound bag of flour, 5-pound bag of cornmeal, rice, beans, coffee, tea, salt, syrup, ma caroni, buttter, cabbage, turnips, onions, bread, candy, oranges, half bushel of potatoes and cans of to matoes, peas and corn. There's enough to support a good sized family for many days. It is an annual custom of the Elks. Every big bag is being de livered right at the door of the poor family. Belgium Wishes to Remain Free to Chose Her Friends Brussels, Dec. 23. Paul Hymans, foreign minister, made a long state ment on Belgium's foreign policy. Concerning the revision of the treaty of 1839, he was unable to en ter into details as negotiations were unfinished. But however they might result, he said, Belgium would, not enter into any agreement in the di rection of returning to neutrality or restriction of her sovereign rights. 'Belgium, he .said, wished to re main free to choose her friends and allies,, which was necessitated by her honor and national dignity. ' t Depths of Despair Reached By Crushed . Soul of Child Forgotten on Christmas Associated Charities Make Final Appeal for ' Omaha Poor. Forgotten. All the suffering of the children of war-stricken Belgium, all the anguish of the persecuted children of Armenia, all the sorrow ot the fatherless children of France, cannot compare with that crushed spirit' of the American boy or girl who awakes on Christmas morn, after days of almost hopeless faith, to find that he has been forgotten by Santa Claus. Man, who has tasted the deepest dregs of despair, knows naught of suffering as compared with the child vhose stocking hangs limp and life less, empty, on Christmas morning. Forgotten. , Because of the whirlwind campaign of the Associated Charities, the past few weeks, in the interests of the needy and deserving families of Omaha, there will be few, if any, children in Omaha, who will be for gotte'n by Santa Claus on tomorrow morning. But today, in a supreme effort, the Associated Charities, is winding up its efforts to care for Omaha's fam ilies. Donations made this morn ing to that organization will yet reach their destination in time for Christmas. Noon today is the closing hour for Christpias gifts to Omaha's poor through the . Associated Charities. The headquarters is at 519 Farnam building, and Mrs. G. W. Doane, secretary, is anxious that more do nations of food, clothing, fuel, or money be received before noon for distribution. Funeral Services Held for Aged Widow of Omaha Pioneer Funeral services for Mrs Freder ick Krug, aged widow of the late Omaha pioneer, were held at the family home, 818 South Twentieth street, yesterday afternoon. Rev, W. A. Schaefer, pasjor of St. John's German Lutheran church, had charge of the services.. Mrs. Krug died at the age of 81 last Saturday night, a little more than a month later than her hus band, who died November 19. The pallbearers . were: Albert Cahn, Isidor Ziegler, Moses O'Brien, Joseph Middlebach, Charles Kar bach, Arthur Metz, Val. Peters and Hans Mohring. Burial was in Prospect Hill ceme Pershing Will Visit Omaha This Morning (Continued From !' One.) generals, four colonels, a lieutenant colonel and a captain, according to information received at Fort Oma ha. This will be the largest number of high ranking officers to visit Omaha in the history of the city, iirmy officers say. The officers who are scheduled to accompany General Pershing are: Brig. Gen. Fox Conner; Brig. Gen. George H. Vanmosely; Brig. Gen. Manin Crait; Col. George L. Mar shall; Col. Richard H. Williams; Col. John G. Quekefeyer; Col. Henry Lee Buewkes; Lt. Col. E. O. Bow ditch and Capt. J. P. Schneider. Home Town Honors A. E. F. Commander Laclede, Mo., Dec. 23. Gen. John J. Pershing came back to his boy hood home today, ate turkey dinner, was presented with a medal and a loving cup, visited relatives and cronies of long ago, explored anew the old Pershing house, and made several ipeeches. In the words of Miss May Per shing, his sister, also a guest at the homecoming celebration, it was "a lovely day, quite beyond descrip tion." And the general seemed to enjoy every minute, from the time he stepped from his private car to grasp the outstretched hand of Al Warfield. aged negro, once a ser vant in the Pershing household, who was the first to greet him, until he departed tonight for Lincoln. Three Impressive Moments. Three impressive moments marked the day. One was public, two were private. The public one came when, acting on behalf of the people of Missouri, Gov. F. D. Gardner presented him with a medal as a token of the state's appreciation of his efforts in winning the war. Of those in private, one took place when a group of close friends and former schoolmates presented him with a loving cup, and another when he expressed his sympathy to the father, mother and sister of a soldier That your stocking may contain the things you most de :ire and that the day may be one of hap piness is the Christ mas wish of THOMPSON-BELDEN & COMPANY killed in , France. The general told the sorrowing three that his heart went out to them. Mothers Share Honors. "And I might in tonclusion," he said, "say that the sacrifice of the boy does not exceed that of the mother," General Pershing apparently could not see- enough of the old home and followed up earlier ex plorations with another tour late today, after he harf returned from the . operahouse where a public reception was held in his honor. General Pershing's most extended speech today was made in response to the address of Governor Gardner, who had acclaimed him as Mis souri's most illustrious citizen. "It was here that I learned the les sons of patriotism and devotion to duty," said General Pershing. "These lessons were handed down to me in my youth by my father and my mother. It was here that I learned a deep sense of duty to my coun try and to my God. "The lesson of service was taught me by my parents whose staunch characters impressed it upon me and caused me to follow the path of duty. Whatever service I may have rendered in co-operating with or in command of our young manhood, I ewe pre-eminently to my mother's early teachings. Many of you knew her and loved her. Too often we have been slow to value the influ ence of our mothers. "In late years I have come to real ize it. During the war it was borne in on me. We all felt that the won derful loyalty and- devotion of the women of America were sustaining vs. I am very much' overcome with emotion to be thus honored today. The circumstances are overwhelm ing. To receive such an emblem in the old yard where I romped as a boy brings a choke in my throat and I can't just say what is in my heart. No honor has come to me greater than this in the midst of those whom I love and cherish. To receive such a tribute I assure you is a treasure more precious than I care to ex press." Gas Company Will Be Host At Christmas Entertainment The Omaha Gas company will be host at a children's Christmas enter tainment in Metropolitan hall, 2301 Harney street this afternoon at 3 for employes of the company. G. W. Clabaugh. vice president of the company, will extend the Christ mas greeting and present the annual gold medal, in recognition for serv ices to the company. Albert Elm quist; employed by the company since 1891, will be the recipient of the medal. A short musical program will be given, followed by impersonations of mother goose and other characters. Harry Disbrow and Rudolph Reiter will give vocal selections and Charles R. Davis and Murel Simp son will play cornet solos. Gifts will be distributed to the children after the program. s Pay Increase to Policemen ; Formally Passed by Council The city council yesterday for mally passed an ordinance which) grants patrolmen $125 per month to start and a maximum of $140 per month. Increases were allowed other members of the department. British Occupy Batum London, Dec. 23. British forces have occupied Batum and Baku to .prevent the Turks from penetrating the Caucasus region, according to a Moscow wireless dispatch. THOMPSON-BELDEN & COMPANY N f Ik Men 5g Bhm Has never served so many Christ mas Shoppers nor has ever been 1 v so well prepared for the last day. THESE TO PLEASE A MAN U A pair of good Gloves in shades of tan, Cordo van, gray, for business and dress wear also the best and warmest of gloves for motoring. ft Handkerchiefs of fine Irish linen, plain hem stitched, cords, tape borders, embroidered initials, to please every taste. ft And Silk Shirts, when genuinely good, appeal to every man. We in sist upon the best of qualities and they are worth all that they cost. ft Neckwear can't be de scribed except to say that no style worth while is missing. Four-in-hands, bats and finest silk knits from 50c to $5. Silk half hose Be cause of welcome "last minute" arrivals we can say, "all styles, colors and sizes." Doesn't that help a lot? ft Bath and Lounging Robes of silk, wool blan ket" and Terry cloth all sizes. U Silk Pajamas in pink, blue lavender and tan all good ones and bound to please $7.50 to $15. Sateen' Pajamas in plain shades are priced at $6. ' ft Mufflers of silk and silk knits. Every color effect. $1.50 up to $12. The Men'. Shop To the Left A You Enter THOMPSON - BELDEN COMPANY ' ep Its-the Counts on the Last Day Be Assortment That fore Christinas To be able to choose the most desirable and appropriate gift rather than to take "any old thing" that happens to be left. Here at Thompson Belden's you will find the most helpful serv ice and any number of "just right" gift things so' that the last names to be crossed off your list may be as well taken care of as were the first ones. 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Not Open Christmas Eve Brushed Wool Scarfs for $10.95 Soft fluffy scarfs with figured borders checks and plaids, . come in royal blue, green, pur ple, cerise, brown and turquoise. They are quite as fine for street wear as for sports. Third Floor Lace Hose For $1.50 a pair Pure silk hose with lace stripes and all-over de- sions nrp t.r hp had in black, navy and brown. A Velvet Bag For $4 Black silk velvet with a' delicate frame and chain handle of silver in an exceptionally dainty bag lined with change able silk. A Bathrobe Priced $5 Is as soft and woolly as one could desire, with attractive patterns in white or a contrasting color; the robes are rose, blue, pink, purple and other shades. Third Floor Sheer Organdy Collars-$l A charming embroid ered one is particularly attractive as to shape and there are others just as desirable. Children's Suede Mittens $1 a pair Heavy" suede with a band of seal about the top, warm enough for the frostiest days. Lace Collars For $1.25 In patterns and shapes particularly- f ine on dark frocks.. A Petticoat Of Taffeta-$5 Changeable silks and plain shades; and a wide range of them. Eppo skirts, well made,' but above all, decidedly at tractive." . Third Floor Rattles-25c each Pink and blue celluloid rattles with sunbonnet babies and flowered pat-. terns painted on them. 3r A Wash Satin Teddy for $6.50 Flesh colored, with a daintily hemstitched top and shoulder straps and pink and blue, rib bon roses about the top. Children's Felt Slippers-$1.75 Comfy ' slippers of red or blue with Indians painted on the toes, just the thing for a little boy. Shoe Department Brush and Comb Sets for 75c Tiny celluloid brushes and combs lor Dames j have the daintiest ' of designs paint ed by hand. A Leather Purse For $1.25 A flat purse with a strap at the back, is of seal with a lining of brocaded material $1.25. ' Notion Department Glove Silk Vests for $3.50 Flesh colored vests with shoul der straps of rib bon, -are of a quality seldom found at this price,. Embroidered 'Kerchiefs-35c Linen handkerchiefs with hand-embroidered or initialed corners, are very fine for 35c. Table Bibs For 35c each White drill bibs with a yellow chick in a red vest embroidered at the hem. Babies' Knitted Sacques-$1.50 White knitted .sacques with borders of. pink or blue. Leather Gloves $3.50 a pair Heavy single -clasp street gloves in gray, tan, brown and beaver, are most attractive. White Gauze Fans 50c each Dainty gauze fans on sticks of ivory, made espe cially to delight a little girl. Children's Wool Mittens 45c a pair Warm mittens for snow balling weather, come in a number of shades. Feather Fans For $3.50 each r Most attractive ones of pink or blue ostrich feathers. Neckwear Section Perfumes for 50c a bottle Mayis perfume, a really delightful scent, 50c a bottle. A Telephone Pad for. 75c To hang on the mouth piece of the 'phone, an indexed pad with covers of silk brocade in rose or blue, and bandings of gold lace. Art Department Hair Ribbons For 75c a yard Wide ribbons of a fine quality t most attrac tive plaids and flowered effects. - Crepe de Chine Gowns for $10.50 Crepe de chine and satin gowns i l 1 iTa -V 1 witn nemsuicnea- or lace 'trimmed necklines and sleeves. Wo n 'derfully dainty and fine. Second Floor Jeweled Tuck Combs-$1.75 each Tiny combs with jew eled tops to tuck in Mi lady's tresses at just the critical spot; a novelty and, a charming one. . - . . . ,. Notion Department A Cotton Crepe Dog for $1 The most lovable sort of a cuddle toy with the cotton stuffing just soft enough to make him a desirable bed fellow. Made of white crepe with his features out lined in threads of vari ous hues. Art Department- TrefusseKid Gloves-$3.75 Fine gloves of French kid, in all the desirable shades, with self:col ored or contrasting 'em broideries on the bacits, may be selected now- or a certificate for them may be purchased here the recipient to select the size and color after 'Christmas. Two-Toned Silk Hose for $2 a pair. Heather shades that are. extremely attractive in silk, red, navy or purple : blended with black. Doilies of .Cluny Lace-25c and 50c An eight -inch doily edged with wide Cluny lace is priced 25c, and a ten-inch one to match is 50c. Linen Section Duvetyn Bags For $7.50 each v Soft duvetyn bags on a metal frame with a han dle of duvetyn, fitted with a coin purse and mirror and attractively lined, are to be had in gray and brown. Glove Silk Bloomers-$5 A heavy quality of flesh colored glove silk with a wearing quality that equals its-beauty.