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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1920.
Naval Probe Results in
Heated Controversy Be
tween Officer and Sen
' ator Pittman.
Washington, March 23. Cross
examination of Rear Admiral Sims
.was concluded today by the senate
.committee investigating his criti
cism of the navy department's meth
ods of conducting the war.
Admiral Sims was charged by
S.-'-'-r riltman, democrat, Nevada,
with a desire to "turn over the
whole American navy to the British
during the war, regardless of pro
tection of the coasts of the United
States," and with having "favored
the French or British policy, cer
tainly not the American policy, of
sending raw, untrained troops to
"The testimony before this cum-
: mittee proves to, my satisfaction
that you relied very largely on the
British admiralty for your opinions
and recommendations," -Icclared
Senator Pittman. "You tilked freely
to Americans abroad during the war
?of your belief that the American ex
peditionary forces transport system
1 had broken down and on November
9. 1918, you still thought General
Pershing's supply arrangements be
hind the Argonne' front had broken
and you never expected him to suc
"Veriest Kind of. Rot."
"That is the veriest kind of rot,"
retprted the admiral. "No officer of
my experience, not to say record,
would allow himself to be governed
by any such policies."
The hearing today was confined
largely to technical questions re
garding the placing of responsibility
for alleged failure to adopt the con-
roy system earlier in the war. Scn
itor Pittman asserted that the blame
did not rest Entirely with the United
States and asserted that Admiral
Sims had been ' "hot-headed" in
charging the "murder of 500,000 men
Nonpartisan Political Drive
0f Labor Finally Launched
Meetings Held Throughout United States Discover
Enormous Amount of Enthusiasm, According to
Statement From .American Federation of Labor
Washington, March 23. Organ
ized labor's nonpartisan political
campaign has gotten under way
"with tremendous enthusiasm" as a
result of meetings held last night
throughout the country by local
unions, according to a statement
from American Federation of Labor
Directions were sent today by
President Samuel Gompcrs, Secre
tary 'Frank Morrison and James
O'Conncll, comprising the campaign
executive committee, to all locals for
the cementing of the campaign or
ganizations u;to an efficiently func
tioning . machine. These directions
were made public as follows:
Meetings Are Held. ,
'-'The meetings of March 22 have
been held as suggested and our
American Federation of Labor
nonpartisan political -campaign has
been put forward with tremendous
enthusiasm. Our bcothers all over
the land have entered into this
movement in a magnificent spirit of
co-operation. We believe every man
and woman of the labor movement
will be ready to volunteer when
called upon. With this object, we
are sending a letter to each local
tutioij in your city requesting co-operation
in this work with your cen
tral body by the selection of a,
committee of three.
"Our central bodies and our local
nonpartisan political committees
have a great opportunity in the
primaries. Here a smashing effort
can be made to nominate members
of trade unions for elective office.
Want Assistance Given.
"Where these brothers are can
didates in the primaries our 'central
bodies and nonpartisan committees
should endeavor to give every as
sistance possible ' to aid them to
victory, regardless of party. In com
munities where this plan cannot he
made successful, our brothers should
exhaust all their resources to de
feat every enemy of labor.
"This is a duty we owe to our
selves; .an obligation upon us to
perpetuate our liberty as working
men and women and all citizens of
our country. N
"By all means, endeavor to se
cure co-operation of sympathetic
farmers and farm organizations and
appeal to all other liberty-loving
citizens for support.
"We urge each worker to use the
ballot to advance the principles for
which labor stands. Then there
will he no question in future as to
the power of all the the people to
achieve their just demands."
to the Navy department," because
of the alleged lack of prompt naval
co-operation by the United States.
Frequent Heated Clashes.
Frequent heated clashes between
Senator Pittman and the witness en
livened the hearing for the specta
tors. At one point the senator shook
his finger at the officer.
"Don't shake your ringer at me,"
admonished the admiral, "it won't
do any good."
"You are not on the bridge of a
ship," retorted the senator. "We will
followed senate procedure, not navy
"Welt, you don't need to use po-
ff(fSi NEVER GRIPE OR SICKEN
"Cajcarets" act on Liver and Bowels without Griping or Shaking you
up So Convenient 1 You wake up with your Head Clear, Complexion Rosy,"
Breath and Stomach Sweet No Biliousness, Headache or Constipation.
lice court mcyiods," replied Admiral
Captain Horace Lanning, assistant
chief of the bureau of navigation
during the var and for a time acting
head of the bureau, is expected o
The controversy started by Rear
Admiral Sims' criticism of the Navy
department's conduct of its war ac
tivities was broadened tonight by
the entry of the War department
to deny some of the admiral's state
ments regarding the land forces.
Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, American
representative in the supreme war
council, not only denied categorical
ly that he had recommended the
brigading of United States troops
with foreign armies, lis testified by
Admiral Sims, but declared "the
truth is exactly the reverse."
General Bliss made his denial in
a letter to Secretary Baker, who
transmitted it, together with a copy
of the original order assigning Gen
eral Pershing to command the forces
overseas, to Secretary Daniels, and
he in turn sent both to Chairman
Hale of the senate naval subcom
mittee, at the same time makijig all
the correspondence public.
Rear Admiral Sims' statement
Monday concerning General Bliss'
alleged -recommendation was made
in discussion bythe admiral of the
most effective manner in which the
United States forces abroad could
have aided the allied cause.
Deputies Raise Own Salaries.
Taris, March 23. The chamber of
deputies this evening vo'.td to raise
the compensation of mernbers of the
chamber and senate by 1,000 francs
CONTROL OF GOAL
PRICES GIVEN UP
President Warns Against Prof
iteering in Ordering Aban
donment of Federal
Washington, March 23. With a
warning against profiteering Presi
dent Wilson today ordered abandon
ment of government control over
bituminous coal prices and asked
miners and operators to negotiate
a new working agreement on the
basis of the majority report of the
coal strike settlement commission.
The president ordered termination
df price control on April 1, when the
tie working agreement would be
come effective. This will permit at
least partial absorption ' in coal
prices of the increase in miners
wages, established at 27 per cent by
the commission's majority report.
The increase in wageS, the commis
sion estimated, will entail an added
annual cost of $200,000,000 and in
cludes the 14 per cent increase;
awarded the miners in settling the
The operators, however, were re
minded by the president that unrea
sonable prices must not result from
relinquishment of price control and
the addition of increased wages to
Conference Date Not Set.
The date of the joint conference
of operators and miners to formu
late a new wage agreement had not
been set tonight. John L. Lewis,
president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, while waiting a con
ference with officers of his union
on the matter, said the miners wert
ready and wilting to participate in
a meeting with the operators.
The majority and minority reports
of the coal commission also were
made public at the White House
and both wereTncluded by the presi
dent in. his letter to the operators
and- miners. Notwithstanding the
lack Of unanimity in the commis
sion's findings the president said it
was to be' assumed that the two
groups would regard the majority
award as binding. The minority re
port would be laid before them, he
said, for their guidance in reaching
, Majority Report Summary.
The outsanding features of the
majority report was:
Unless otherwise . ordered the
terms and conditions of the Wash
ington agreement of 1917 continue.
The 14 per cent increase in wages
fixed by the fuel administration
is eliminated on March 31, and re
placed by this award (which is on
a 27 per cent bays.)
The" agreements drafted tinder
this award are to take effect April
1, '1920, and continue until March
31, 1922, fin other v. . Js, the miners
"WHAT IS PERSONAL LIBERTY?'
v en in
A Jar of Vicks is Protection Against Colds
More than a score of years ago, a drug
gist in a little North Carolina town was
searching for a better way to treat colds.
He knew that epicac-and. internal medi
cines did not go direct to the lungs and
air passages, and often did derange the
At last he found a process by which he
could combine standard, time-tested
remedies in salve form, so that when the
salve was applied over the throat and
chest the ingredients would be vaporized
by the body heat.
These vapors, inhaled with each breath,
carried the medication direct to the lungs
and air passages. At the same time the
salve was absorbed through and stimu
lated the skin, aiding the vapors inhaled
to relieve the congestion.
This preparation was 'named Vicks
VapoRub, and year by year its use has
steadily grown until now more than 17
million jars are used annually.
Vicks is a Real "Little Bodyguard"
to Old and Young
For mothers with small children
Vicks is a boon indeed. No dosing
just apply well over the throat and
chest at the first sign of "sniffles,"
and cover with a hot flannel cioth. Leave
the covering loose around the neck so the
vapors arising may be freely inhaled.
An application 'at bed time usually pre
vents a night attack of spasmodic croup.
For deep chest colds, bronchitis, sore
throat, hoarseness hot wet towels should
first be applied over the throat and chest
to open the pores of the skin then rub
For head colds, asthma, catarrh,
whooping cough a little Vicks can be
melted in a spoon and the vapors inhaled.
Formula of Vicks
Vicks contains Menthol from Japan
Camphor from the Island of Formosa
Oil of Eucalyptus from Australia-Otl of
Juniper Tar from the Mediterranean
Coast Turpentine from the long leaf
pine trees of the South Petrolatum from
the oil fields of Pennsylvania, and other
If Filled on Prescription a 30-cent Jar
of Vicks Would Cost from 60
to 75 Cents
These ingredients are bought in enor
mous quantities, carefully tested by our
chemists and mixed by automatic ma
chinery in our huge laboratory, employing
over 200 people. ' "
Recently an officer of this Company
had a prescription for a 30-cent jar of
Vicks filled in various cities below are
given the prices charged, which of course
do not include the physician's fee:
Lynchburg, Va. .60
Baltimore, Md. .65
Chicago, 111. .70
San Francisco .75
Insist on the Genuine
At All Druggist,
do not get' their demand for ter
mination of contracts in the fall).
The mining prices for mining
rrfine-run coal, pick and machine,
are advanced 24 cents.
All day labor and monthly men
are advanced a dollar a day, except
trappers and other boys, who are
advanced S3 cents a day.
All rates for yardage, dead work.
and room turning are advanced 20
The fulfillment of all ioint and
district agreements are to be guar
anteed by the officers of the inter
The six-hour day and the five-day
week are not granted; the eight
hour day i retained.
May Probe Petroleum Raise.
Washington, March ' .Investi
gation by the Department of Jus
tice of recent increases in the price"
of gasAline, kerosene, fuel oil and
other petroleum products would be
directed under a resolution intro
duced by Representative Dyer, re
Gatiffvr Soep ahwei wltfeeet m . Kverrwfcer S.
Clean and Sanitary
' Fourtti Floor
Second Floor '
Characterized By Extreme Smartness Are These
Excellent for School
or Sport Wear
T7 VERY Coat embodies lines which are especially distinctive for
the school miss. - At no time, even in the old days of low prices,
have we been 'able to show better values or smarter styles. New col
lars, leather belts and button trimming are features.
Included are all of the new Spring shades, such
as Ash, Bronze, Mountain' Blue; Clay Knd Rose.
They are Priced at
Brandeis Stores Second Floor West
A Very Special Sale of
Trimmed Model Hats
- From $10 to $15 Wednesday a't Q. D
For this sale we have prepared a most engaging line of indi
vidual styles for your inspection.
Every hat is an exclusive model. Some are trimmed in a mass of beautiful flowers
others are more sombre, having vying or glycerined ostrich trimmings, and many have
a perky ribbon bow or dashing ornament to- add just the right touch. . 1
The straws are principally Lisere, five-end Milan and
Horsehair. The leading colors are Black, Brown, Navy,
French Blue and Cherry. There are a few in Mohair.
N a hat in the lot worth less than
worth as high as 15.00.
Very specially priced, each, at
10.0Q, and many are
Every Hat' Is Different
Brandeis Stores Second Floor East
Announcing the Arrival of .
Latest Models for Spring
Corset modes as established for the coming season
are authentically portrayed in these new corsets.
We have made exten-
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able our clientele to
obtain corset fittings
preceding the buying of
In the presentation
of these Spring models '
we- offer corsets so
carefully made that the
wearer scarcely realizes
she is corseted except
in the increased com
fort and support pro
vided. '-At the same
time the proper style
accentuation is assured.
4.00 to 25.00
' You will receive the
- careful attention' of
EXPERT x. corsetieres,
who will take a per
sonal pride in your sat
isfaction. Brandeis Stores
Third Floor North
Blouse Day ,
for Stout Women
Every stout woman
blouses in the larger
this sale of
j Beautiful Wash Blouses
Of fine French voile and batiste; trimmed in val
laces and dainty tucks; r , j- qj-
sizes 46 to 54. Priced at " O.OKJ tO 0.7)
The Silk Pongee Blouse
nd con- I
' Is the smart thing with the tailored suit. "We M
have them with both the Buster Brown and con- 1
Specially priced, at
liino 1 .inert Tnilirorl fflnueoo H
In, dainty colors of pink, rose, maize and blue;
high and low collars. - r-
Brandeis Stores Second Floor South.
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