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1. New Union Paasenger Station.
2. A Pipe, Line from the Wyoming Oil
Field tt Omaha.
3. Continued improvement of the Ne
braska Highways, including the pay,
ment of Main Thoroughfare leading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
4. A chert, low-rate Waterway from the
Corn Bolt to tha Atlantic Ocean.
A CROWING APPREHENSION.
Between notability and notoriety there is an
unpleasant distinction. To be notable is one
thing; to be notorious is quite another. The
sense of disfavor, unpopularity and odium coa-
veyed by the word notorious should be given
careful heed in the Los Angeles colony of mov
ing picture celebrities. The public, which
grows fond of its favorites on the screen, has
had several shocks from them recently owing
to domestic troubles of a disagreeable nature
which have become widely known. Too much
of that sort of thing will lead to discrimination
tin the purchase of tickets, once the picture
patrons become convinced that moral rotten
ness is pervading screen life.
Until quite recently the general character of
the leading actors and actresses in moving pic
tures has been remarkably free from criticism
and the box receipts of their managers have
been enormously augmented because of that
fact. It should not be forgotten by the men
and women whose gifts of expression in pho
tography have made them famous throughout
the country, and attracted hundreds of millions
of dollars to their performances, that the movies
are now the national family amusement to an
extent which the stage never even remotely ap
proached. The entire family goes regularly to
The significance of this fact must be ap
parent. The public, accustomed for several
years to respect and admire the stars, has
learned to love them, and to have the personal
interest in them which affection inspires. People
crowd the theaters not so much to see this or
that play, as to enjoy a kind of personal as
sociation wisji the leading performers. They
have a "close up" interest in them rather than
in their plays. The great value of this fact to
the- business needa no demonstration. Every
body recognizes it. (
Is this invaluable asset to be destroyed by
scandals? Is the public to be chilled and dis
heartened by miserable evidences of Immorality
and disregard for marital obligations by its
favorites? The family has made thefortunes of
the moving pictures. It will not continue to do
so if those who make the pictures trample under
foot the dearest principles of clean family life.
Fathers and mothers will not take their children
to see pictures of men and women who have
degenerated fromt notability to notoriety.
Even so amusing a comedian as Mr. Charles
Chaplin was to adult audiences in the days when
he, played opposite the rollicking "Keystone
Mabel" Normand, and still is to children, cannot
afford such a public display as he made in a hotel
lobby in Los Angeles the other night? It has
added to a growing suspicion that things are
going wrong among the present public favorites
on the screen. We speak both for the public
and the players in appealing for a decent regaVd
for the proprieties by the talent in moving pic
tures. It would be a deprivation and a shame
for the decent public to be forced to cease its
generous patronage, and a serious business blow
to the moving picture industry as well. ' Clean
amusement by clean performers has built up a
business of prodigious proportions. It will be
seriously impaired if the players become unclean.
to distant places. In their minds their former
home on Dixie's land "became synonymous
with an ideal locality combining ineffable hap
piness and every imaginable requisite of earthly
beatitude," to use Bryant's words, which are
fairly descriptive of the average ardent south
erner's notion of the south generally.
Nebraska' Duty and Opportunity.
If the candidacy of John J. Pershing had no
other appeal than that to state pride, Ne
braskans could not well forego the privilege of
voting for him. Fortunately, Pershing has
other qualifications that attract the notice of
He has proved himself in the severest of
schools, that of actual life. His conception of
the relations between individuals, between citi
zens and the government, between- nation and
nation, is founded on experience. Not as a sol
dier alone has Pershing served the republic and
the world. It has been his lot to share tasks
of statesmanship, of local government, of the
administration of little as well as big affairs.
What better qualities of business ability can
be sought for than were shown by General
Pershing in directing the organization and
management of the operations of the A. E. F.
in France, the greatest single undertaking of its
kind in our history?
The human attributes he, has shown all
through his career have made him loved and
respected by all who have come into contact
with him. He is a leader, not a politician; a
fighter, not a militarist; a man, and not a marti
net. This is the kind of man Nebraska offers to,
the nation as its choice for chief magistrate.
Back of the offer should be the undivided ap
proval of every republican voter in the state.
Support Pershing at the primary and so honor
the state that is proud to claim him as e citi
zen. It is a privilege as well as' a duty and an
The Slacker Not Without Hope.
It is too early yet to be sure that Grover
Cleveland Bergdoll, millionaire and draft
dodger, lately convicted and sentenced to five
years in the penitentiary, will be properly pun
ished. True, he has been sentenced and put to
work as a convict, but the influences which save
scoundrels from the just sentence of courts may
be depended on to operate in Bergdoll's behalf
.when the public is not looking, or has forgot
ten. It is notorious that a lively sympathy for
slackers and pacifists of all degrees exists in
high and powerful quarters in Washington, and
that it has made some shameful demonstrations
even in time of war with at least the tacit
approval of our pacifist administration of the
Not yet have a thousand or two vicious
alien enemies of our government, arrested for
deportation, been sent overseas. It is more
than suspected that they are slipping slily
through the net of the law with the connivance
of men sworn to execute it, and are scattering
over the country to do further mischief to
society when occasion arises. With a govern
ment so weak in the protection of American in
terests, so absorbed in a hopeless scheme for
world regeneration, so neglectful of home
necessities, we cannot yet regard Bergdoll's
ease as settled. .Eight to five is a good bet that
the Philadelphia millionaire will be out before
March 4 next.
The Law and the Profiteer.
When the federal judge at Puebla ordered
the United States attorney to desist prosecut
ing profiteers, he laid down a principle of law
that is crystal clear. He also made plain how
Lhopeless is the pursuit of the profiteer through
A federal judge at St. Louis recently held
in a case where a jobbing firm had sold for 19j
cents a pound sugar purchased at 9 cents, that
the law does not fix a reasonable or an un
reasonable profit. Announcing this decision,
the court administered this rebuke, which would
be blistering to any but the indurated hide of
In the presence of the existing rapacity
and greed of the profiteer, I confess it has
been difficult for me to approach this ques
tion in a judicial frame of mind. It is to me
a matter of most sincere regret that I find it
my duty to say, as far as the application of
this law to the facts presented in this identical
case are concerned, that it is invalid, for the
reason that I have stated. It is regrettable
that a law which was intended to be so benefi
cent as this law is intended to be, and which
was intended and designed to remedy an out
rageous and crying evil, should be found to
fall short, by reason of constitutional diffi
culties, of the end sought to be attained.
There never was a time when a curb on
human greed and rapacity was so urgently
demanded as it is demanded now, and I re
peat that the abhorrence which I feel of the
selfish hoggishness of the profiteer is such
that I can scarcely deal with the question
with the amount of judicial plumb with which
I ought to deal with it. But, in my opinion,
gentlemen, these considerations do not war
rant a ruthless overriding of the rights of the
citizens to have stated in a criminal statute
the certain and definite rights which hedge
him about as a citizen, and the certain and
definite definitions by which he, or his coun
sel, can ascertain whether or not he is guilty
of a felony.
In simple language, "Let your conscience be
your guide." The profiteer will find much con
solation in this, for he is told that, however
wrong he may be morally, the law has in it a
loophole through which he may escape with Jus
loot Indignation expressed by victims has
no effect on these greedy souls, who have ex
torted huge sums from a patient public It
might be possible that in another case the court
will submit to the jury the decision as to
whether the profit taken is unreasonable, but,
so far as any benefit to the public appears, the
Lever law is as useful as if it never had been
A Fond- Look Backward.
A customs house officer on the Canadian
border has found a maple syrup can two-thirds
full of guile. It produced syrup when tipped
to one side, and rum when tipped the other and
more productive way. Alas 1 to what base uses
may an entirely innocent product be put, thus
to disguise an outlawed traffic.
The incident carries our thoughts back to
an elm-shaded college campus and an old, old
dormitory, long crumbled into dust It was
full of harum-scarum college boys back in the
period when the old-fashioned oil-burning German-
student lamps were used, before electric
light bulbs were invented. A kerosene can sat
in every closet of that dormitory, and in several
of them were two cans. The second can, with
a potato stuck over the end of its spout, made
frequent trips across the campus, and always
came back sweating and you'd scarce believe
it full of cold, contraband beerl
Those were the days of irresponsible'youth,
of long, long thoughts, of visions of future
glory, of scandalously pretty girls, of excursions
into untried human experiences, of joyous
mornings and mysterious summer night dreams
never to be forgotten.
Dixie's Land Wat on Manhattan.
That stirring old song, "Dixie," was sung at
large and informal gathering in an Omaha
church last week. It was written by Dan Em
niett of Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was one of
the early negro "minstrels of note. He sang it
all over the country, and it became a popular
favorite, particularly in the south.
Bryant, in his "Songs From Dixie Land,"
ays the phrase was originally "Dixie's Land,"
a tract on Manhattan Island owned by a man
named Dixie when the slave trade flourished
there. His slaves increased so rapidly that
many of them emigrated or were sold and sent
Mrs. Hoover is averse to Herbert's being
a candidate. Herb himself showed some re
luctance, you may recall.
Maybe the president is not altogether dis
pleased with the way private control of the
roads is working out.
The weatherman put a damper on the Sun
day joy ride, and so curtailed the casualty list
Norris Brown has the right hunch on Persh
ing it's Nebraska's g chance.
Thirty-cent sugar and no fruit for the can
ning season what's the use?
A Line 0' Type or Two
Htw to tht ilM. lit the ails Ml they nay.
Quandary of an Intrigued Reader ef "White
Shadows In the South Seas."
"Why do I want to go down there?
la It to save the gentle ex-cannibala
From the miaslonarlesT
la it to take my ehoea off and walk on
Or ia it tha Interesting Marquesan polysyllables
That make mo leal that I must go there
And complete a Polynesian Dictionary
Before the curiously-named brown girls
Are all gone? RIQ.
AMOY, reports Col. Fred Smith, is the
dirtiest city in China. The street cleaning there,
we conjecture, is done with a horn.
HERE IS A REAL SPORTING EVENT.
Sir: I'll donate a barrel of guaranteed 6 per
cent, or better, to any bug that can produce a
bottle of home made beer witn H per cent or
better. H. C. U
THE French occupation of Rhineland is the
highest-handed outrage that has occurred since
Belgium attacked Germany in 1914. No won
der the Frankforters are hot.
OF course when Mr. Colby said, in 1916, that
"there is not even a scintilla of legality ir. Eng
land's claim to rule Ireland," he did not expect
that he would live long enough to be secretary
"MAD ambition ever doth caress its own
sure faie, in its own restlessness." However,
A. Z, overheard this in a hotel in Modesto,
Calif.: "I know what I can do and what I can't
do; I realize my own limitudes."
"COMING, Mr, S. T. Dickens, piano tuner
and entomologist." Chatfield, Minn., News
Democrat. Add famous doublings.
THE POWER OP WORDS.
. Sir: The use of English to accomplish re
markable feats is not apparently conflnd to the
country newspaper. The Pictorial Review for
April, in an article on "Any Old Barns in Tour
Midst?" has this to say: "They drained a swamp
and made a lake out of it" P. H.
WHOA! ANT FRESH FISH TOD AT?
(From the Crestline, O., Advocate.)
To the public This is to inform you that .
I'm getting some fresh fish either this week or
next It's the same man who sold last sum
mer. Don't forget to come out and get some
of the first fresh fish of the season. I'm not
going out to sell any fish until I have some
fresh fish. The fish have blue eyes and white
wings; it makes anybody hungry when they
look at them. Twice a week I deliver them to
you and the rest ot the week I'll sell them at
the jniddle of town. TONT PETER.
WE can remember "way back when" an
Irishman and a German mixed like oil and
water. A fellow feeling has made them
The American Alchemist.
Sir: "The alchemist's dream of producing
gold from bass metals is not extravagant," says
Professor Soddy, of Oxford. "To get gold from
lead expel the atom of lead one alpha-particle,
which will make mercury; expel from the atom
of mercury one beta-particle, which will make
thallium; and from the latter one alpha-particle,
which will turn the thallium into gold."
Obviously, Professor Soddy is not familiar
with the scientific progress made in this country.
There is no doubt of the soundness of his con
clusion, but his method of procedure is open to
criticism; it is archaic and too intricate. Instead
of bothering with alpha and beta-particles of
lead and mercury, we have a simpler, yet wholly
convincing way of proving the practicability of
It is well known to our scientists that when
nature expels a considerable number of calories
from the atmosphere, the expulsion at once re
acts on mercury, which drops, thereby causing
to take place in lead a pronounced physical
change requiring- the services of a plumber.
When a genius of that species can be prevailed
on to give attention to the matter, he, to whom
the length of time for making the experiment
does not make one alpha-particle of difference,
leisurely puts in an appearance and calmly pro
ceeds to demonstrate the simplicity with which
lead can be transmuted into gold. J. J. C.
"FORMER Montana woman, Fount Hagler,
looking for husband. Box 3841, Portland, Ore."
Try the lions' cage.
A GOING CONCERN.
(From the Taylor County Star-News.)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stlbbe have a big
baby boy to remember 1920 by. Three short
years ago this family was not in existence.
Now it's a self-supporting family of four,
father, mother, son and daughter, owning and
occupying their own farm. This is the kind
of citizenship we old pioneers can praise.
THE SECOND POST.
(The writer conceivably desires leaf lard.)
Dear Sirs:' Please write how much it is a
pound. And send the fat not rendered hogs fat
We means, but send hogs fat but not rendered.
I mean the fat on both sides of the hog which is
is the inside of a hog.
"ALPHA CHI OMEGA announces the
pledging of Lillie Mae Bursth." Daily North
western. With pride?
WHAT L. C. J. would like to know is, how
the Kurds got. that whey.
"IN THE HOUR OF GRIEF."
(From the ad of a Dubuque mortician.)
To all who have commissioned us to serve
them we have rendered a tactful, diplomatic
ceremony. We furnish burials of beautiful
LIFE'S GREATER MOMENTS.
Sir: Among Life's Greater Moments should
we not add the time when we discover yiat a
blotter may be turned over and used on the
other side? ' C. F, J,
A GOOD many Ruhrbacks are flying over
the Rhine. B. L. T.
V3UC T LsUV Lsl W
Pi Jtttbur 'Brooks "Baker
This is the candidate's busy week.
SHERIFF MIKE CLARK.
The gentleman who practices with motives
dire and dark should shillfully conceal his plans
and purposes from Clark. We all should do
the things we ought instead of what we like, or
in default should well beware the subtle skill
of Mike, whose vengeance stalks on rubber
heels the wicked and the frail and fills his hos
pitable home, the Douglas county jail.
The aruy who coos your silverware, who lifts
your watch or knife, the fellow of peculiar
views who runs off with your wife, the per
sonage who gathers up the fruitage ot your toil
by selling you imoosine shares in nonexistent
ott is often guest of honor dining a la h. c. L at
Clark's unduly popular and poulous hotel
But of the famous human race the big ma
jority is, one may say, as straight as you,
almost as straight as me; and adding these to
all the friends with whom the sheriff scored by
giving them at county cost their room and bed
and board, we find him in possession of a fol
lowing so strong that every time he wants to
run they push his race along.
The sheriff is a commoner, a purely ocoole's
choice, who apes no far metropolis in manner,
garb or voice. He competently represents the
rough and ready west, in pride of which im
portant fact he swells a good-sized chest And
those afraid or those ashamed of anything
Ihey've done are warned that he's a smart and
rapid artist with his gun.
Next subject: Robert Cowell
HWto Keep Well
By Dr. W. A. EVANS
HEALTH CARE IN JUNGLE.
A recent number of the American
Journal of Public Health gave some
insight into the health customs and
habits of the natives of South Af
rica, a few of which are of some
interest to us.
When very tired they lie on the
stomach and have a child walk or
crawl UD and down tholr hapfea.
Doubtless the massage and manipu
lation is of service by pressing fa-
Tigue products out of muscles, quick
enine lvmohatln mil ranillsrv Mr
culation and overcoming tendency
to sioucn aown wnicn comes wnen
a person is very tired. ,
They bathe whenever they can
get to clean water. The first step in
the bath is plaster the body with
mud. Then they wash off the mud.
In hot weather they wash out their
nostrils. In winter they grease the
DOdy witn oil. This is done to keen
the body warm and to prevent chap
ping and other winter eruptions. In
the spring they wash the grease off
witn earth and a crude alkaline
The place from which they get
their drinking water Is always up
stream from the bathing place.
They clean their teeth with the
index finger. I am not certain but
that they nave something for us In
this. In spite of all our propaganda
Dr. Fones told the recent meeting
of the Illinois State Dental society
that not more than 10 per cent of
our population own or use tooth
brushes., pther speakers agreed
substantially with the estimate.
Perhaps a part of our general re
luctance to use .tooth brushes is due
to the shortcomings of the instru
ment Mothers are told to clean the
teeth of young children with a small
cloth wrapped around the index
flnRer. Some of the teeth of an
adult can be much better cleaned
with the finger than with any brush.
I would like to see the National
Dental society make some experi
ments with fingers versus brushes as
tooth cleaning tools.
The South African native has
learned that his people are healthier
when they build their villages in
the uplands. They do not build In
the swamps when it can be avoided.
They have no sanitary conveni
ences and the soil around their
homes soon becomes badly polluted.
They have learned the dangers of
such a condition and after living in
a place long enough to pollute the
soli they pick up and move. Their
villages never remain in the same
When the Arms Sleep.
S. P. writes: ."I read in your col
umn a letter telling of arms 'going
to sleep.' May I tell what has
helped many others as well as my
self? If the person suffering from
arms and hands becoming numb
and aching will pass a finger along
the cord straight down from the ear
he will find a sort f triangle formed
by the cord and collar bone. Gently
massage cord at triangle with a rot
ary movement. In a few minutes
the pain will disappear for a time
at least and by repeating the mas
saging as often as needful a cure is
effected In time. The simple rem
edy never has failed whenever tried.
Have told of it in hopes that some
one will find as much relief from it
as I have done."
Just Matter of Attention.
A. L. writes:- "Is it possible for a
person to hear his own circulation?
I am troubled with high blood pres
sure, and cannot seem to get relief,
although I am strictly on a diet.
How long would one be troubled this
way and with noise in the head?"
Any one who chooses to listen
can hear his circulation. Any one
who wants to can feel his pulse
"beat in his stomach." Listening to
the circulation and feeling the
stomach heartbeat are favorite pas
times of neurasthenics and some
worriers. .Doing so adds to their
troubles and perplexities.
Where He Succeeds.
The democratic donkey covers a
good deal of ground when he puts
his ear to it Boston Herald.
Tho Day We Celebrate.
Vice Admiral Sir Rosslyn
Weymss, former first sea lord of the
British admiralty, born 66 years
. Col. Luke Lea, former United
States senator from Tennessee, born
at Nashville, 41 years ago.
Rt. Rev. Arthur C. A. Hall, Epis
copal bishop of Vermont, born in
Berkshire, England, 73 years ago.
William B. Bankhead. representa
tive In congress of the Tenth Ala
bama district, born in Lamah coun
ty, Ala., 4 years ago.
George M. O'Neil. catcher of the
Boston National league base ball
team, born in St. Louis 22 years ago.
Thirty Tears Ago In Omalia.
Frank Helbert of this city was
killed by a train at Arlington, Neb.
The pupils of the public schools
contributed $3,114.3 to sufferers
from famine in South Dakota.
Jim Crawford was appointed
manager of the Gate City Athletic
Building permits were issued to
the amount of $19,000.
FROM HERE AND THERE.
For "small change" in ' Abyssinia
blocks ot salt are commonly used.
Baby carriages which are propelled
by electricity are now to be had.
The Chinese boil all their bread
instead of baking it or, if baked at
all, it is browned after boiling.
The Japanese have a pretty cus
tom of celebrating the blossoming
of the fruit trees by a general holi
day. The largest plants in the world are
seaweed. One tropical varietty is
known which, when .it reaches its
full development, is at least 6Q0 feet
The shortage of paper has led the
Postomce department at Washing
ton to rummage in its storage
vaults for the remnants of post,
card issues of 25 years and more
ago, and these are now being placed
Thomas Jefferson and Martin
Van Buren have been the only men
in the history of the United States
who have served as governors of
states, foreign ministers, heads of
cabinets, vice presidents and presi
dents. When the Chinese wish to declare
the -' extreme vexatiousness of any
piece of work, they say "It is more
trouble than a funeral," the obse
quies of a parent being reckoned
the most maddening affair in hu
Ohe Shirt With,
Your 'ollar will set
comfortably on a Beau
Brununel 6hirt the
neck is cut at tho
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wLBEALCOMBiNAnow Cf STUMO GOrfOKT
"BUSINESS IS COOP THANK YOtf
LV Nicholas Oil Company
AV&nderM to &Y?2st
You can go direct to the Coast and sea beautiful Alpine scenery en
route from an open observation car. You can see
"Fifty Switzerlands Iiv One"
without side trip9 or changing trains by going over the Canadian
Pacific Railway. Leaving Calgary Canada s Denver you follow the
Bow River through the Gap into the Rockies and then for twenty,
four hours trail one waterway after another, past Banff, Lake Louise,
Emerald Lake, Glacier, Sicamous, and down the Fraser Canyon to
The Canadian Pacific Railway
makes direct connections with steamers
bound to Alaska and the Orient as well as
with trains to all points on the Coast
Canadian Pacific Ticket Office
Thos.-J. Wall, Gen'l Agt. Patgr. Dept.
140 So. Clark Straet, Chicago, 111.
Canadian nnupapm and information rtgording
Canada en fil at IhUaSk
Then vote for these delegates who
will support him loyally and
represent you faithfully
DELEGATES AT LARGE
Titus Lowe ,
Charles H. Kelsey
George H. Austin
Elmer J. Burkett
ALTERNATE DELEGATE AT LARGE
Carl E. Herring (
C. E. Adams
Hird Stryker John C. Caldwell
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