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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1920.
TO GEN. PERSHING
Commander of A. E. F.
Addresses Vast Throng In
Hippodrome and Is Loudly
, Acclaimed. '
America's biggest playhouse, rising
. tier on tier until the human beings
looked like large flies .from the
orchestra rail. They had com out
principally to welcome the great
leader of the American expedi
tionary forces, to listen to the bird
like quality of John McCormack's
voice and personally witness the
triumph of Mary Garden.
Hundreds of thousands of Amer
- ica's best manhood have been re
viewed by N General Pershing id
. foreign lands, but tonight he was
reviewed by those whom he review
ed during the last three years, and
the ordeal through which he passed
signalized the splendid character of
: the man whose name is a household
word wherever a soldier of the
V American expeditionary forces ap
f peared in the cause of democracy
the wide world over.
Pershing Greets McCormack.
Juct before General Pershing ap-
incident occurred whicn ine ap
preciative audience was quick to
recognize, and the applause that
followed sounded like the boom of
breakers upon a rocky shore. John
McCormack in his matchless way
had finished the song "When Per
shing's Men Go Marching Into
Picardy," and bowing his acknow
ledgement to the enthusiastic recep
tiofc accorded the song, was leaving
the stage when General Pershing
rose in his box and cordially grasped
theJiand of the great lyric tenor.
It was a dramatic moment that
was fully appreciated, not only by
the audience and the artists assist
ing in the program, but by the mem
bcrs of the great orchestra under
the leadership of Marcel Charlier.
T. Douglas Robinson, chairman of
the men a executive committee, in
introducing General Pershing said
that it was a profound pleasure to
have at this testimonial benefit tor
the American Legion one of the
rreat military leaders of his time,
and that wherever Jfersntng name
was known it was a synonym for
uprightness, ability, courage and
Audience Standi Cheering.
As General Pershing came for
ward the crowded Hippodrome, suk
gestive of a sea of color, stood and
applauded him for a full minute
while over all were heard the cheers
of the doughboys who had gone
over the top with Pershing 3,000
miles across the sea.
After the audience had resumed
their seats, General Pershing made
a rather serious speech, probably
the most serious in the great num
ber of speeches he has been called
upon to make during the four
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months' tour of inspection that has
carried him to almost every military
garrison in the" United States.
He said he considered it a.very
great privilege to be present "to
assist in encouraging this great or
gantzation known as the American
Legion." Continuing, he said that
it was. an especial pleasure to be
present because it was from the city
of New York that so many thou
sands took passage as crusaders in
the great cause of human liberty,
and it was the city of New York
that gave more iu proportion to the
numbers of the American exoedi
tionary forces than any other city
in the United States. "And then
what a royal welcome you save the
boys when they returned, he said.
While New ork had to its credit
more men contributed to the cause
of democracy than any other city,
it further had the credit of con
tributing more in money and in the
necessities than any other city, he
- Praises N. Y. Troops.
"The men who went from New
York early attained a very high
standard," said the general. "You
people may well be proud of the
record made by that splendid divis
ion known as the Twenty-seventh
which was followed shortly after by
a National Army division known as
the Seventy-reventh which achieved
high record ot service and other
divisions, but wherever they served
they did it with credit to themselves,
to their martial anacstry, and to
y.u- . . .. ..
I hey were inspired by this high
est ideals. A deep religious note
ran through their work and it gave
them a moral tone unenualled by
any army in the world. The soldiers
of the American expeditionary forces
made a record for morality and
lean livincr never known to any
other country or any time.
Creed of Region. -General
Pershing then took up
the creed of the American Legion,
which he characterized as containi
ng the. prlnciplea that every Ameri
can should stand for. love of coun
try, veneration for the constitution,
and respect for law and order.
He said that if the creed of the
American Legion wa3 lived up to it
would create a standard for Amer
icanism and patriotism that must of
necessity mean much in the per
petuity of the nation. He said the
creed of the legion 'Would have a
harmonizing influence among dif
ferent callings and different walks
of life. Its membership, he said,.
includes men from every walk of
life, from the farmer's son to the son
of the rich man. Around the camp
fire, in the trenches, and on the
march, he said, they had learned
much from one anojher which could
not help but be beneficial in the
great problem of reconstruction
now in front of the American
people. They have a, wholesome re
spect for the constitution of the
United - States, coupled with in
appreciation that this was a coun
try of law, and not of men, he Said,
and added that if the members
stood for law and order they would
transmit to their posterity an en
viable record of splendid citizen
General Pershing was accom
panied to the Hippodrome by Major
General Robert Alexander, Mr. and
Mrs I Douglas Robinson, Com
mooie Louis M. Josephthal, Colon
el Lorrilard Spencer, Admit al Glen
non and Colonel John G. Queke-
meyer, his arie ue camp.
Cloud of General War
In Far East Never So
Black As at Present
(Cuutlaued From First rte.)
the Siberian villages, I know there
have been numberless cruel atroci
ties commuted by the Japanese.
Hardly a 'Siberian lives "in the
sectors held by the Japanese wh
has not. felt the weight of the Japa
nese military's iron heel. Hundreds
of these 'people told me they will be
willing to give their, lives before
they will see Japan remain in Si
So intense is this- feeling that the
civil war is almost forgotten iu the
wave of anti-Jipanese hatred.
The great majority of Siberians
believe the Japanese are trying to
stay, and they are preparing them
selves SDirituallv to face what they
believe the tremendous task of driv
ing the Japanese from Siberia.-
No one apparently knows exactly
what Japan's policy will be, but the
ROADS ENTER A
NEW ERA, FINAL
Must "Make Good" Under Re
turn to Private Control to
Make Situation Per
The Baltimore and Ohio
Th Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
has resumed, as bf this date, the operation off its
y property, and now solicits, and will endeavor to
handle satisfactorily, business to and from all
points on or via Its lines.
By virtue off Its geographical location, The
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, tapping as It does
the large Industrial centers of the Interior, and
connecting the principal cities of the Seaboard
with those of the Mississippi River and Great
Lakes, Is logically In position to furnish satis
factory transportation service between the Eastern
Section and the Middle and Western States.
Regular freight schedules will be established
between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Washington In the East, and Pltt$burgh,Wheel I ngf
Columbus, Toledo, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago,
Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis and other Import
ant centers In the West, and special efforts will
be made to maintain regularity of service.
' It will be the aim of The Baltimore and Ohio
Company In the future, as In the past, to satisfy
the reasonable requirements and desires of Its
patrons, both freight and passenger, and It
solicits business solely upon that basis.
judgment of the best observers is
that it will be forced out. The day
of the Vladivostok revolution the
Japanese lacked the plain nerve to
keep the anti-Kolchaks trom maic
inff the town their own. The min
ute Vladivostok fell to the pink Si
berian revolutionists Japan was
Military Leaden Sore.
Today Japan's military leaders are
sore as bears. Thev have not a leg
to stand on. From every point of
view they have been outmaneuvered.
Within a few days they will be
hopelessly outnumbered, most of
their trooos cut off in the interior.
the winter against them. They will
face the ultimatum to get out or
fight with a faint-heart. '
Reports from Japan show popular
sentiment aeainst continued inter
vention. I have been told on reliable
authority all members of the Jap.
anese cabinet, excepting the war
minister, favor evacuation. Unques
tionably all the 'liberal elements
and this is a new thing in Japan
and must be reckoned with are
putting up a strong fight for recall
of the expedition. Today the mili
tary party is able to stand against
them, but they have played their last
ace in Siberian affairs.
The picture of the imnerialistic and
militaristic army of Japan fighting
Siberia over a rule of democracy
and justice will always be one to
In Control of Army.
Most of the Japanese army offi
cers do not know how to spell
democracy. But they can spell
such words as ounitive expedition.
ine liberal, enliehtened elements
of Japan are just as much against
this type of military as Americans
and in writing; of japan's Siberian
policy it must be explained that it
not unanimously sunoorted at
Many believe Tan.n will retire
from Siberia proper, but will make a
desperate attempt to squat on the
Chinese eastern railroad through
northern Manchuria, making a short
cut between Vladivostok and the
Trans-Siberian railroad at Manchu
ria City. Japan long has "Coveted
this priceless railroad and now it has
an excellent excuse to possess itself
of the roadbed and to stay there.
just as it squatted on southern Man
churia and stayed there.
America Halted Japs.
Japan will tell the world it was-
only protecting the Chinese border
from the flood of red bolshevism,
which otherwise would swoop down
from Siberia. It would be as worthy
a bit of fiction if they would say
they were holding southern Man
churia with bayonets so that Asiatic
cholera would not sweep over
The real bottom reason why
America sent an expedition to Si
beria was in order to check Japan
from grabbing Siberia at the mo
ment when Siberia could not resist
it. There were other reasons, such
as helping the evacuation of the
Czechs, but the real idea was to
check Japan. The job is done, and
we Can retire, but the Chinese east
ern railroad is worth watching for
the next Six months.
By ARTHUR M. EVANS.
Washington, Feb. 29. (By Chi
cago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased
Wire.) One minute after midnight,
government control of the railroads
ceased and America'! $20,000,000,000
transportation plant, the largest in
the world, passed back into the
hands of the private owners.
The shift meant no visible change
in service so far as the traveling
public was concerned. The cen
tralizing power dropped out and the
properties became separate entities
In the great majority of instances
the ' same men who managed the
roads during the 26 months of fed
eral operation are still on their old
jobs. Schedules were unaltered.
1-or months the roads had been
planning their organizations, and
the transfer was made without a
jar. J. lie most protuberant facts in
the Situation as the roads "housed
back to their owners were:
Expect No tabor Trouble.
Government authorities do not
look for any labor troubles of size.
ine strike fever has been abat
ing for a week and more, and the
vast rrajority of the 2,000,000 em
ployes will stand behind the con
servative brotherhood leaders.
Adjustment of pending wage de
mands is to be pushed 'as fast as the
administration can expedite it. The
president is expected to appoint the
three new members of the interstate
commerce commission in the near
future They will jojn with the othei
tight 4j making the law effective.
The officials of the fifteen railway
unions Will meet Monday to con
sider President Wilson's letter. It
is forecast that their effort will
largely be to obtain appointments to
the boards which will be satisfac
tory to labor.
Final Test of Private Owners.
Railway executives in general take
the position that private operation
now enters upon Its final test, and
to become permanent it must "make
good." financing Is really the big
gest end of the problem. Ffjur to
six million dollars in the next five
or six vrars is the estimated need,
Under the bill,' the rdads will get
credits which for years have been
waning, largely on account of un
certainty as to tfovernmentai pprcy.
The railroads of America in fact
now enter upon a new era. Two de
cades ago there was the period of
Cut-throat competition with the evils
which brought about the anti-rail-road
movement. Then came the op
posite swing to the period of "un
restricted restriction" under which
the carriers began to lag behind and
their credit began to drop.
By the new act, the interstate com
merce commission is to fix rates
which will give 5 1-2 per cent return
on the real value of the properties,
and this- is expected to re-establish'
the roads in the investment markets,
Then, too, instead of mergers be
ing fought, they are now to.be en-'
couraged the line are to be organ
ized sooner or later into a com
paratively few big systems.
Heads of the railway unions who
remained in Washington awaiting
Mr. Wilson's reply to their request
that the railroad bill be vetoed, are
to meet tomorrow. Timothy Shea,
acting head of the Conductors, said
he had no comment to make.
Champion to Compete.
San Francisco, Feb. 29. Ernest
M. Smith of the Olympic club, for
mer California swimming chamoion.
who served in the army during theM
war, has been training during the
pasttfew months and is now ready
to, return to competition. A few
days ago he covered 100 yards in
RAPPED BY LANE
Characteristic Parting Report of
Cabinet Member Complains
of "Red Tape."
- Washington, Feb. 29. (By The
Associated Press.) Official Wash
ington, "a combination of political
caucus, drawing room and civil ser-
vicj Durcnus, ' containing "statesmen
who are politicians and politicians
who are not statesmen," is poorly
organised for its task which "fewer
men of larger capacity Would do
Such Is an epitome the retiring
secretary ot the Interior, Franklin
Lane, expressed In a Characteristic
parting report to the president on
the occasion of leavintr public life
today after more than 20 years ser
vicethe last seven in the cabinet
Brainy Honest Men.
Washington " says the retiring
secretary, "is rich in brains and
character. It is honest beyond any
commercial standard. It wishes to
do everything that will promote the
public good. But it is poorly organ
ized for the task that belongs to
it Fewer men of larger capaeity
would do the taskJbetter. Ability
is not lacking, but it is pressed to
the point of paralysis because of an
infinitude ot officials and an unwill
ingness on the cart of the great
body of the public servants to take
responsibility. Evervoae seems to be
afraid of everyone. The self protec
tive sense is 'developed abnormally,
tht creative sense atrophies Trust,
confidence, enthusiasm these simple
virtues o: all great business are the
ones most lacking in government or
ganization. We have so many checks
on our work that our proftre99 does
not keep pace with the nation's re
quirements. More Authority Needed.
"We could save money for the
government if we had more dis
cretion as to how we should use
that already given us. As for the
benefit of the civil servants, there
thould be quicker promotion or dis
charge and a sure insurance when
disability' comes. For the higher
administrate officers there should
be salaries twice as high as those
now given and they should le made
to feel that they are the ones re
fpoiisible tor the work of Hie de
partment the head being merely an
advisor and a constructor of policies.
As matters. ae now devised there
are too few in the government
whose business it is to plan Everv
man is held to detils, to the narrow
er view whioh comes t"o often to
the department view or some sort of
parochial view. We need for the
day that is lure and upon us men
who have little to do but study the
problems of the time and test their
capacity at meeting them.
In a word we need more oppor
tunity for planning, engineering,
statesmanship above, and more fixed
authority and responsibility below."
of Central City Is
Strong for Pershing
Central City. Neb., Feb. 29. M.
G. Scudder of this city, republican
leader, has announced himself as fa
voring the candidacy of General Per- ,
shing for president. In a letter to '
the camoaiffn headatmrters at Lin
coln Mr. Scudder said:
"I esteem it the great privilege ot
my life, to have an opportunity to
do all in my power to nominate and
elect the greatest man of the hour . .
John J. retching, the most logical
candidate for president of then:
United States of America."
Alarm Clock Rings
and Betrays Thief
London, Feb. 29,--Because an
alarm clock Walter Cotgrove had
tolen from a Great Eastern Rail
way company warehouse rang when
Cotgrove was walking past a police
man, Cotgrove was arrested, con
victed and sentenced to a month in
WO ATTEMPTS BY
FIVE MEN TO ROB
SOUTH SIDE HOUSE
Frightened Away, They Return
As Police' Officers Sent to
Investigate Own Acts.
Five burglars, representing them
selves as oolice officers, went to the
home of H. Rodenberg, 3162 South
Fifteenth street, a second time Sat
urday night and demanded entrance
into the place, Mr. Rodenberg re
ported t police today. Two shots
fired by Mr. Rodenberg from a rifle
frifihtened the men away, he said.
The first attempt was made early
in the evening, the burglars at-
temoted to break into the home after
cutting tne telephone wires, Dy por
ine eiirht holes about the lock of t
basement-'door. The owner of the
house frightened them away with
out calling the police, ne,saia.
Two hours later he answered a
rinsr at the front door and found five
men on the oorch--
"We're police officers," the leader
said, "and understand you've had a
b'irglary here. We'll investigate.''
Mr. Rodsrrb5nr asked them to
show their badges, hi said, and they
started to push their way into his
home. He pointed a rifle at them
and thev swaner into a waiting auto
mobile and made off. He fired twice
in the air, he said.
Captains at Ctntral police station
report that they sent no man to in
vestigate tne nrst attempt ot ourg
lary at the Rodenberg home.
Mrs. A. E. Loman, 4119 Pacific
street, awoke at 1:30 Sunday morn
ing to find two burglars attempting
to climb through a bedroom window
of her home. They were frightened
for March )
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Alfrad Cortot 64846
Emilio d Gogorza fi4847
Emma Destinn 87306
Mitch Elman 749)1
My Jmus, Thou Wilt
MaUguena (Spinlih Oinde) I'ino
A La Luna (To the Hood)
Last Tears ffotlcdat Sliy)
Kol Nidrei Violin
Rkrolett Pianot. Fanchilla! (Wd. M Child)
Amelita Calli-Curci and Giuseppe De Luea
That Tumble-Down Shack in Athlone
Rienzi Overture Part I
J Rienzi Overture Part II
1 Might Be Your HOiiee-inHk.WliiIen
You Are Free
Behind Your Silken Veil-Medley Fox Tret
Rom at Twilight-Medley Walt
Now I Know
HI Alwaya Be Waiting Per Yett
You'd Be Surprised Medley One-Step
Saxophone, Xylophone, Pi.no
Keep Movin' Fex Trot Ssxophone. Xylophone. Piino
You Know What 1 Mean
Bell Hop Blues
Wa There Ever a Pal Like You?
You're a Million Mile From Nowhere
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Carolina Sunshine Waltz
Mystery Medley Fox Trot
Ohl-Medley Fox Trot
Nwnber Site Ptiee
John McCormack 648:
Philadelphia Orchestra 74602
Philadelphia Orchestra 74603?
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V Olive Kline4517
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