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THE BEfe; OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1920.
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-Postal Official Reports They
Threaten to Cut Acreage
And Production and
I Run Up Prices.
Washingfon, Jan. 30. Indication
of a widespread spirit ofunrest and
dissatisfaction among the farmers
of the country, so threatening as
likely to disturb the existing eco
nomic structure, is considered bV
government officials to be revealed!
... . 1 Aft nrui - i: - J
jii uiuic man tv,vij iciics iu a
questionnaire recently sent out by
the Posoffice department
The replies? as thus far digested
were, read to the senate postoftice
committeet by James I. Blakslee,
fourth assistant postmaster general.
The views of the farmers were ob-
tainedty the broadcasting of 200,00(J
copies or a questionnaire throughout
the agricultural states. .. .
Answers to the questionnaires
' have been coming in sinxe,the mid
dle of December at the rate of 1,000
a day and show the major com
plaints of the farmers, in numerical
. order, to be:
Cannot Obtain Labor. .
"Inability to ohtaiu labor to work
the farms, hired help and the farm
ers' children having been lured to
the city by higher wages and" easier
"High profits taken by middle
men for tit mere handling of food
"Ljick of proper agencies of con
. i . . i t i . i.
idci uciwclii uic laruicr ana inc
,Many of the-replies, said one of
ficial, probably as many as 50 per
cent, indicate that the writers' con
template either leaving their farms
or curtailing acreage under culti
vation, because of one or more of
the three major grievances and be
cause of the growing feeling against
non-producing city dwellers.
"Replies From Bolsheviots."
Commenting tonight on the re
plies, Assistant Postmaster General
Blakelee said: ,
"Such a condition at a time when
the predominant cry is for produc
tion and still more production can
not but constiute a grave menace."
This opinion was expressed by
Mr. Blakelee, after a member of the
Senate committee had remarked that
the replies seemed to have come
"mostly from a bunch of bolshe
vists." "The time is very near," wrote a
farmer at East Chatham, N. Yv "when
we farmers will have to curtail pro
duction and raise only what we
need for our .wn use and let the
other fellows look out for them
selves. People are trying to get
pay for what they don't earn."
Oklahoma Rejects Lowden.
' Kingfisher, Qkla., Jan. 30. At the
Sixth district republican convention
here a resolution was offered in
structing the delegates for Governor
Frank Lowden of Illinois for the
presidential nomination, Jut it was
rejected. ' 1
Will Provide 2,000,000
Soldier's, Says Senator
Washington. Tan. 30 Mobiliza
tion of an organized field army of
.2,000,000 men would be possiDie
within five years after passage of the
senate army reorganization bill,
Chairman Wadsworth of the senate
military committee said today in his
report to the senate on the measure.
The cost would not exceed $590,
987,000 annually, he said.
Including the permanent standing
army of 29S.00O and the citizens'
army and national guard, as pro
posed, the measure, through its com
pulsory military training plan,
would permit the mobilization next
year of an army of 1.198,000 men,
the report continued. Youths train
ed would be passed into the citi
zens' reserve army and in 1926, the
nation's available military strength
would be 3,345,200 officers and men,
while the cost per man would be
reduced from $509 in 1921 to $176
Nationalists and Sinn
Feiners Elect Mayors
Rdfash Tan. 30. An unoaralleled
scene for this city foflowed the elec
tion Friday by a vote of 20 to 19 of
Alderman "O'Doherty as Derry's first
nationalist mayor. Mayor O'Do
herty declared that flags, if they
were of an insulting character, would
not be permitted to fly" from the
Derry guild hall in future.
A Sinn Fciner was elected mayor
of Sligo. He said no British dele
gation would be received by him
during his year of office.
. LOBECK DIES OF
Formei Representative Stricken
With Fajal Malady Follow,
ing Attack of Influenza.
Charles O. Lobeck, representative
from this congressional district in
the 62d, 63d, 64th and 65th con
gresses, died yesterday afternoon at
1:20 at his home, 1811 Spencer
street, of an attack of heart disease,
following an illness which kept him
at home for nearly three weeks.
At his side, when the end came,
were Mrs. Lobeck and two daugh
ters, Mrs. Raymond G. Young and
Miss Marguerite Lobeck; Mrs., Wil
liam Fried of Fremont, his sister;
Mrs. W. F. Chambers of Omaha,
niece, and Mr. Young, son-inl-law.
All surviving members of his fam
ily were present. '
111 For Three Weeks.
The former congressman was
stricken nearly three weeks . ago
with an ailment which was symp
tomatic of influezna. Last Thurs
day he appeared to be improving
and during the evening' he remarked
that he would be able to go down
town Saturday. Friday morning his
condition grew worse until he
Mr. Lobeck was born in Andover,
111., April c 1852, and received com
mon school education in his native
town.. He attended high 'school at
Geneseo, 111., and studied. one year
at Baldwin-Wallace college, Berea,
C. O. Lobeck.
THE JUNIOR SHOP
Qffers Hundreds of $15 to $20 Quality .
Boys' Suits at $10412 "
They just arrived. Another big assortment and we are indeed glad to
be able to offer really good looking, substantial suits for the boys of
Omaha at a price that will be welcomed by every thrifty parent.
MAJORITY HAVE TWO PAIR OF PANTS
Others are model suits of a very high character, both in tailoring and
style; strong, sturdy fabrics. Many are-pure all-wool.
VALUES ARE SO EXTRAORDINARY
We urge every parent who appreciates real honest savings to take
advantage' of these while they last. Sizes 6 to 17 years.
'ffl? Boys' $12 50 Overcoats $7-50
Here are lots of really tailored coats in mixtures and
plain colors; smart, mannish styles; coats that are
exceptionally well trimmed. Buy one now and have
it for next season. You will not be sorry.
Sizes 2 to 7 Years.
Corduroy Knickerbockers $1.95
Heavy velvet corduroy, the satisfactory kind; made
big and roomy; seams all reinforced; dark drab color.
Sizes 6 to 17 years.
Mixture Knickerbockers $2.25 to $3.25.
Big savings on these also.
BARKER JUNIOR SHOP
Trade Upstair and Sav
16TH AND FARNAM
O., after which he went to Dyhren
furth Commercial college, . Chicago.
Was Commercial Traveler.
During his' youth he clerked in a
general store at Dayton, la., and
from J875 to 1892 he was a com
mercial traveler in western Iowa and
Nebraska, selling dry" goods during
the first four years and being in the
hardware business during the latter
years for Lee, Fried & C. and Lee-Glass-Andreesen
company of this
city. . .
He entered politics in 1892, .when
he wa elected state senator oh the
republican ticket During 1896 he
became a silver republican, supporting-
William J. Bryan. He was
elected to a seat in the Omaha city
council in 1897 and re-elected in
1900 and was elected to three suc
cessive, terms as city comptroller,
beginning in 1903. He served as
democratic presidential elector for
Nebraska in 1900. Mr. Lobeck
served continuously as congressman
from the Nebraska Second district
for eight years, from the opening
of the 62d session in 1911 to his de
feat by Aliicrt W. Jefferis.
That a column of iwater can be
made to transmit power has been
demonstrated by a European scien
tist who has invented a rock drill
driven in this manner.
Deny Packing Committee
On Military Training
Washington, Jan. 30. To obviate
charges that the house military com
mittee was packed for or against
universal training, republican house
leaders have virtually agreed not
to till a vacancy on the committee,
which is jiow framing an army re
organization bill, caused by the
resignation of former Representa
tive La Guardia, New York. Rep
resentative. Harreld republican,
Oklahoma, nominated as successor,
declined to serve after friction
among republicans had developed to
his selection because of his opposi
tion to universal training.
The military committee, now com
posed of 20 members, is understood
to be evenly divided.
Through Grain Rates
From Omaha to Duluth
The interstate commerce commis
sion has given Omaha another gate
way for through shipments of grain,
by establishing through rates on
grain from Omaha to Duluth, there;
by removing much of ;the conges
tion which has "been experienced
each year in the movement via Chi
cago. - .
The commission's decision cancels
all transit arrangements at Minne
apolis, except on grain originating
in Montana. This is considered as
a victory for Omaha as a grain and
The transit privileges which have
been enjoyed at Minneapolis enabled
that city to develop its great milling
"The People's Store," Opposite Hotel Rome.
S. . COR. 16 th A. JACKSON STS.
B - A
The tremendous crowds that have attended this sale for
the past few days attest the popularity of this wonderful
value-giving opportunity, the like of which was never
seen in Omaha. This long-looked-f or, event includes
such well-known makes as Laird & Schoher, Wright &
- Peters, H. H. Gray & pn, Ziegler Bros, and many
others. You're certain to appreciate these wonderful
values the moment you see them.
PLAN ON BEING HERE TOMORROW
THE PRIONS TELL THE STORY
LOT NO. 1
$18.00 Laird & Schober's Gray
and Field Mouse Kid, hand
made, Louis heels, now
LOT NO. 3
$15.00 Ziegler Bros. Gray Field Mouse
ana Jtseaver .Brown
k Kid, hand turned
Louis heels, now. ,
LOT NO. 5
LOT NO. Z-
.$12.00 Gray, Field Mouse and ihA r
Brown Kid, Louis heels, 9-inch 7KK H!Y
tops, now pJUJ
$16.00 'Wright & Peters' Patent and,
. Kussia (Jalf vamp,
Field Mouse tops,
Louis heels, now. : . .
eieis raiem ana
LOT NO. 4
$13.00 Laird & Schober Calf Vamp,
genuine .Buck tops,
hand sewed, custom
LOT NO. e-
$10.00 (Black, Gravand Field Mouse.
Louis and Military
EXTRA SPECIAL L
i j kjail v amp,
d Field Mouse,
LOT NO. ft
495 pairs $10 and $8 Laird &
Sthober's and Wright & Peters'
and lace, now
vnjjni ct reiers
LOT NO. 8
545 pairs $8 and $6 Kid and
' Patent button and lace, some
tion tops, now
ana tace, some
See : " .
16th and Douglas Streets
and Get First .
Choice, of Style
' and Size.
j Many Recent Arrivals in Snyart
The yoman who desires a change from the somber
colors of 'winter will be delighted with these new ar
rivals in Suits and Dresses. , It is a showing character
ized by becoming simplicity and "youthfulness of line
and trimming. Blue is a favored shade and prices are
Spring Dresses are $39.50 Up
Spring Suits are $59.50 Up
Winter Coats Are V3 to V2 Off
Winter Dresses at l$ to V2 Off
Our Entire Sample Stocks Will Be Closed Out At
l2 and LESS
TIBMll IV n It' -
Having sold these ferns before,
we Know tney are neaitny plants
that will thrive in the home. They
are not as bushy as the one pic-'
tured, but will soon be that way. I
BERG SUITS ME.
Buy Now for Next Season.
It's a positive fact that you will save
One-half the price or better Mou.
All broken lines and odd garments at
this special reduction of
-ONE QUARTER OFF-
. Models and styles for all ages ,
Some medium weights suitable for spring
1415 Farnam Street.
Updike Lumber & Coal Go.
Pennsylvania Hard Coal All Sizes
ARMY GOODS FOR SALE
The Nebraska Army & Navy Supply Co
THE HOUSE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY.
OPEN SATURDAY EVENING
Leather-lined Veete, with moleskin back and leather sleeve.. .Worth $18.00 Our
Price ; $0.48
Raincoat, extra heavy, brand new, ventilated double back, very (pacial, at. . .$1230
Roofing Paper, 2 ply, sanded both fide, waterproof, weatherproof, and fir resist
ing, 2 squares to th roll, price per roll $5.25
Khaki Breech, a real (nap, at 79c
U. S. Jerkin or Leather Vests, very special, at VI Xt
Heavy Grain Leather, Chocolate. Munaon Last Shoe, exceptional value I4J1
innuu aicw, wruuiv "CV, VWI1U 111 IUUIIUUl. n.UW priW
$130.00., Our special offer, while they last , v. . .$75.00
O. D. Shirts, refulation issue, all wool, brand new, $10.00 value. Our price. .$5 .OS
O. D. Mackinaw, all wool, belted back. Special $15.95
U. S. Haversack, special , ..,.$1.29
Hip Rubber Boots, brand new, all sixes, a real snap. .$5.49
Wool Undershirts or Drawers, per garment $1.68
Khaki Sweaters with sleeves, wool, special SS.S8
U. S. White Canvas Barrack Bat, each. Cotton Plaid Mackinaw, heavy, S8.TS
..1 1-29 I Three-fourth Sheep-lined Coats, mole-
U. S. Army Raincoat or Slicker, used, I skin $14.0$
U. S. Army Wool Blankets. .... .$6.50
U. S. Marin Blankets, all wool. .$6.50
Cotton Double Blankets, 72x84; In gray,
brown; brand new; while they last,
U. S. Army Regulation Tents. 18x16,
with a 3-foot wall, pyramid shape;
extra heavy duck canvas; these tents
cost the government up to $125.00;
have been used in servcie; our spe
cial offer 1 .$35.00
U. S. Army Cot Beds, all iroh with'
Simmons' Sagless Springs $5.69
Mattresses, Ostermoor Army," 3x6 Vs
feet) good as new. A bargain at $530
U. S. Army Munson Field Shoes, brand
new, at a price of $6.98
Army Munson Infantry Shoes, genuine
oak soles, brand new, sal price, $6.98
Soap, pure cocoa caatil soap, S-lb. bar.
$3.00 worth of soap for, $130
Bacon, 12-lb. tins Army Bacon, sp
SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY ONLY
Ulster Sheep-lined Coat, moleskin,
for 7. $2630
Corduroy Sheep-lined Vests, without
sleeves, all 'sixes, brand new... $630
Overalls, brand nw, union made, with
bib; also jackets $138
Unionalls, khaki, brand new, union
Khaki or Brown Flannel 'Shirts, brand
new, wool, at .$438
Silkiline Khaki Kerchiefs, 2 for... 25c
Wool Union Suits, brand new, par uit,
Khaki Sweaters, without sleeve, brand
new, at ,.... $4.68
Sweaters, with hawl ' collars, brand
new; gray, oxford or brown, at $4.68
Barbed Wire, painted; 60-lb. reels
Pork and Bean in tomato sauce, large
can, per can, inc; per case, 24 cana,
Syrup, 10-lb. can Karo Syrup, special,
per can 55c
Medium Weight Cray Sock 49c
Wool Sock, heavy ' 69c
Cotton Sock, brand new, do ten.. $1.65
Cashmere Socks, per pair. , 39c
rer dozen .8430
White Jumbo Wool Socks, extra heavy;
alio gray, at 88c
Gray or Brown Wool Sock, light,
TO OUT-OF-TOWN BUYERS We ship good exactly a advertised. Make order
out plainly. Include money order or draft. No C. O. D.'s hipped. If ordered by
ESTE."! J"" "' ltag. You ar assured of prompt and satisfactory shtpmsnt.
REFERENCE State Bank of Omaha. Make Money Order or Draft Payable to
THE NEBRASKA ARMY & NAVY SUPPLY CO.
1619 HOWARD STREET. OMAHA. 1619 HOWARD STREET.
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