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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1920.
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Labor Goes Astray When
Nominee Rejects Conven- .
Floyd L. Bed! en of Wayne, Neb.,
will not accep.t the nomination for
attorney general, which was made
Tuesday afternoon at Grand Island
by the Nonpartisan league and asso
ciated delegates, Horace Davis of
Omaha declared yesterday.
Mr. Davis has known Mr. Bollen
Intimately for a period of years and
had an extended conversation over
the telephone this morning, Mr.
Bollen being at the time in Crofton,
Neb., where he is attending to legal
business, Mr. Davis said.
"I was surprised to have heard of
the action of the Grand Island mass
convention in naming me as the
candidate for attorney general. It
was done entirely without my
knowledge," Mr. Bollen told his
Omaha friend. "
Objects Jo Principles.
Mr. Bollen further stated that it
appeared to him that 'some of the
progressive men with whom he as
sociated "in former years had gone
over to the Nonpartisan league and
he made it clear to Mr. Davis that
he was not in sympathy with the
Nonpartisan league program and
that while Ihe considered himself a
progressive; he would not allow his
f repressive- affiliations to carry him
jnto the league. He added that in
asmuch as he could n support the
Nonpartisan league's principles as
adopted by the Grand Island con
vention, he coifld not see how he
would be an available candidate for
attorney general even if he should
be urged. He stated positively that
he would not allow the use of his
name in this connection.
This is considered as taking some
of the teeth out of the Grand Is
land convention, because much
stress was placed on the office of
attorney general and Mr. Bollen was
recommended highly particularly by
the labor delegates. Bollen was
named by the convention in the
light of a concession by the farmer
delegates to the lab;r groups,
Mayor A. G. Wray of York for gov
ernor, being avowedly the Nonpar
tisan league candidate' and agree
able to labor.
Call Second Meeting.
Mr. Bollen did not attend the con
vention. His declination raises the
question of whether it will be pos
sible for the leaguers and labor
groups to agree on a candidate for
attorney general. It has been in
timated that -another "mass con
vention" will be called for August 1.
Bollen's nomination Tuesday
was accomplished after a scrap on
the question of whether the attor
ney general should be a farmer or a
lawyer. Some of the Nonpartisan
league leaders insisted that the at
torney general should be a farmer,.
Spirited Debate Precedes
Nominations in Convention
Grand Island, Neb., May 2. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Farmers opposing
a lawyer for governor and insisting
that a "laboring man" should be the
nominee of the mass convention 01
farmers' and workingmen's organi
zations were overcome by the ef
forts of the conference committee
that met and agreed on Mayor AM
G. Wray of York, Nebraska member
of the Committee of 48,'J before the
Headed by John Boeltz, a farmer
from Central Citya spirited debate
was engaged in, followed by an
hour's recess, during which the op
position to Wray was overcome.
C. A. Sorenson of Lincoln, attorney
for the Nonpartisan league, and T.
P. Reynolds of Omaha, president of
the State Federation of Labor,
headed the Wray forces.
- The convention was made up of
'delegates representing the Non
partisan league, State Federation of
Labor, labor unions of Omaha, Lin
coln, Fremont, Grand Island and
other towns; "Committee of 48,"
Farmers' union, railroad brother
hoods, Woman's Nonpartisan league
and a few other organizations of
labor and farmers. '
"Committee of 48" Member.
' The mayor of York Is a native of
his county, 40 years old, and at this
time is Nebraska member of the
"committee of 48." He served three
terms as judge of York county and
was elected mayor last, year on an
. Robert Mousel of Cambridge was
nominated for lieutenant governor
during the afternoon. He declined
to accept gubernatorial endorse
ment. He is a wealthy stock raiser.
F. L. Bollen of Knox county was
nominated for attorney general.
John A. Smith of Saunders county
was also nominated but he declined
by saying he was not a lawyer only
an honest man. -
Dakota Governor Speaks.
Gov. Lynn J. Frazier of North Da
kota addressed the convention on
:he Nonpartisan league. He urged
the' farmers to develop the art of
public speaking and to take an inter
est in laws which will reflect thsir
interests. Mf you don't want .to be
forgotten you should elect men from
your own rank and file. Men who
see things from your point of view,"
John Boeltz of Central City was
the oratorical surprise of, the con
vention. In tones which reverber
ated through the Liederkrantz hall,
he said: "There are no tears in my
eyes when I see labor .over on this
side and the farmers over there
meeting together for the first time."
Sorenson Calms Attack.
Boeltz' open opposition to Mayor
Wray and his reference to hayseed
brought forth a sharp retort frort
C. A. Sorenson, attorney of the Non
partisan league, who occupied a seat
on the stage. Mr. Sorenson proved
on several occasions to be an adroit
pacifier. He poured oil on the
troubled waters of the convention by
stating that Boeltz should not refer
to any class distinction and intimat
ed that the Central City man was
playing to the galleries. .
The platform of principles, which
was adopted after brief discussion
emDoaies suDsiamiany ine pnnu-
pies apnounced by the Nonpartisan i
league at their state convention held j
in j-incoin lasi reuruarjr, wuu sev
eral additional resolutions approved
by the State Federation, of Labor
in session here Monday.
Members of Committees.
' Personnel of committees follows:
Credential J. A, Boeltz, Merrick
county; J. W. Burns, Douglas coun
ty; H. V. Brown, Sioux county.
Order of Business A. J. Donahoe,
Douglas county: George C. Porter,
Sioux county; Joe Aden, Sherman
Organization E. S. Coates, Valley
county; F. B. Campbell, Adams
county; J. D. Miller, Antelope
Resolutions E. E.r Young. Daw
son county; H. Elwood, Lincoln
county; T. P. Reynolds, Douglas
Platform W. B. Daly) Douglas
county; C. A. Sorenson, Lancaster
county; J. T. Marshall, Dodge
The final' act of the convention
was to empower the executive com
mittees of the Nonpartisan league
and the Nebraska Federation of La-
bor and such other executive com
mittees of orders; represented in the
convention as cared tq join to select
a campaign committee of 24, four in
each congressional district to man
age the campaign in conjunction
with the executive committees of
the orders named and to select cam
paign headquarters and fill va
cancies. Platform Is Adopted.
The following platform was
' 1. We favor the exemption of farm
Improvements and farm and workinsr.
men'a homes from taxation.
i. We favor state ownership and opera
tion of packing plants, flour mills, atock
yards, creameries, terminal elevators and
beet sugar factories. In so far as neces
sary to restore - competition and break
monopolistic control. '
a. We favor municipal ownership 'of
cold storage plants, warehouses and of all
publio service utilities.
4. We, favor state ownership and de
velopment of the watJr power of Ne
braska anfl state or federal ownership
and operation of telephone and telegraph
5. We favor co-operative banks and bet
ter and cheaper credit facilities for farm
ers and working men.
- 6. We .favor all possible legislative en
couragement to the organisation of farm
era and wage earners co-operative as
7. We favor state Inspection of dockage
and grading of grains and other products.
8. We favor the right of collective bar
gaining by farmers and working men
through their own chosen representatives,
and, up-to-date labor legislation that will
insure decent hours and working condi
tions. . We favor better schools and an In
crease in pay for all school teachers in
accordance with the Importance and re
sponsibility of their work.
10. We favor added guarantees ot
freedom of speech, freedom of assembly,
freedom of religion and freedom of press.
11. We favor public ownership of rail
way systems of America as proposed by
the Plumb plan and the retirement ta
private life of the senators and congress
men who voted for the Cummins-Esch
13. We condemn proposal No. 333, Bal
lot No. 38, submitted by the constitu
tional convention to the voters, which
makes possible the creation of an Indus
18. .We condemn the activities of the
Nebraska Fail Price commission as now
operated as useless, needless and an
14. We condemn the "Code Bill" as
written and administered as a dangerous
centralisation of power.
15. We favor the adoption of an antl
lnjunctlon law, limiting the power of
courts to grant injunctions and prohibit
ing the Issuing of restraining orders and
injunctions in labor disputes.
16. We favor equal suffrage for
' 17. We favor a bonus for soldiers by
both the federal and state government,
and to be paid In the main by the 16,000
additional millionaires created by the war.
18. We favor and urge co-operation be
tween the city workers and the farmer In
electing officials and In securing progres
Nebraska Porker Sold :
To Iowa Man for $10,000
Norfolk, Neb., May 5. (Special
Telegram.) Uneeda Orion Sensa
tion, a Duroc-Jersey boar, was sold
Wednesday by Edgar Taylor to
Studer Bros, of Wesley, Ia. for $10,
000. This is said to be the highest
price paid for a Duroc-Jersey hog
in this state.
UNDER BED IN
Bluffs Switchman Gets Home
Unexpectedly at 1 A. M.
Holds Visitor at Bay With
Near Beer Bottle. '
When Dan Corbett, 1128 Eighth
avenue, Council Bluffs, returned
liome unexpectedly from his work
as a Union Pacific switchman, at 1
a. m. yesterday, he found E. H. Bes
tcr, 817 Avenue B, under the bed in
his wife's bedroom, Corbett told po
lice. Corbett seized a near-beer bottle
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.Viola Corbett. Dan Corbett.
from the kitchen table and invited
Bester to show his head from under
the bed. But Bester refused and
retreated further into his "dugout."
. So Corbett stood guard with his
bottle in hand for an hour ' andj a
half until police arrived. Then he
had Bester arrested and taken to the
Married Three Years.
Pretty Viola Corbett, the young
wif in the story, is the mother of
a 2-year-oJd child and has been mar
ried for three years.
She appeared in police court yes
terday to defend Bester.
She told how she had been plan
ning to institute proceedings for
divorce from her husband, and had
invited Bester to her home to dis
cuss the matter.
, Bester and she were sitting in the
parlor, when her husband returned
unexpectedly from work, she said.
She told her visitor that prowlers
had been disturbing the neighbor
hood and that when she said she
had seen a man running through the
front yard Bester crawled under the
Bester admitted that he had left
Viola sitting in the front room when
he crawled under the bed to escape
Corbett holds an entirely different
view of the subject and told police
so. He filed complaints against
Bester, who was then ordered held
under $800 bond by the court.
Corbett is 23 years old, Viola 21
years old, and Bester 23 years old.
Haircuts in Chicago to
Remain "at Former Price
Chicago, May 5. Chicago barbers
have decided to keep the price of
haircuts and shaves at the present
standard. Some barbers considered
raising the price for haircuts to 75
Knox Opens Fight
To End World Wai
Contlnnd From First Ffe.)
meHt and with the Austro-Hutigar-
United States Actually at Peace,
Pointirig out that the war declara
tion bv congress was directed
against the imperial German gov
ernment. Senator Knox said that
government had ceased to exist and
with it the enemy named by con
Suooortine his contention that in
ternationally the nation actually and
legally is at peace, the senator dis
cussed the terms and effect of the
armistice, declaring that by this
document Germany had conceded its
capitulation. He contended also
that ratification of the treaty of
Versailles by Germany and the al
lies made peace for the United
Reiterating opposition to the
treaty of Versailles, Senator Knox
said it was almost universally dis
credited and that the senate reserva
tions did not Americanize the league
of nations, but merely made it safer
for America to join. Instead of the
league, he urged Van arrangement
for the codification of international
law, the establishment of a court of
international justice and the out
lawry of war."
Summing up his arguments that
the war was at an end, Senator Knox
"First The war is at an end by
virtue of the armistice of November
11, 1918, and of amendments and re
newals thereof, such armistice being
in facta capitulation ending hostili
ties by virtual surrender " of the
enemy. ' j
"Stcondr-The war is at an end by
the 'silent cessation' of hostilities,
which concluded the war in fact.
"Third The war is at an end be
cause the government against which
we specifically declared war has
ceased to exist.
"Fourth The war is at an end
because, we, together with our as
sociates, negotiated with the people
whom we had been fighting a treaty
pf peace which provided that the
war should terminate and diplomatic
relations be resumed when the treaty
came into force." ,
Deals With Legalities.
Senator Knox summed up the
legal aspects of the question as fol
lows: "First War is actual hostilities.
"Second That it was so under
stood by our constitutional fathers.
"Third That the power to declare
war was exclusively with congress,
which created the status of war by
a law which, like any other law,
could be amended, modified or re
pealed. . "Fourth That the purpose of the
war powers of the constitution was
to give he national government, the
legal power ahd practical ability to
conduct a successful war, that is,
"Fifth That war powers could
not be exercised after actual hos
tilities had ceased.
War .Is vOver.
"Sixth Thit the powers of the
president came from two sources,
that of the chief executive and that
of commander-in-chief; that the
powers of neither capacity could-be1
invoked to augment the other; that
he possessed no extraordinary pow
ers as chief executive, save only and
to the extent such powers were con
ferred by statute which,-to authorize
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Hog Feeding Unpopular With
Farmers as Trade Is Too
Uncertain Prefer to
There will be a decrease in pro
duction of spring pigs in Nebraska,
in the opinion of live stock shippers
to the local market, who were in
Wednesday. It is said the decrease
promises to be the largest in years.
Estimates ranged from 33 to 50 per
Anthony Schott of Silver Creek
and W. C. Merrill of Giltner" ex
pressed the opinion that the pig pro
duction would show a decrease of
fullv 50 ner cent. Mr. Merrill said
hog feeding was becoming unpopular
with most farmers as the trade is
too uncertain and most of them
would rather sell their corn direct.
Acocrding to John Kaps of Elm
Creek pig production in that section
will show a decrease of at least one
third and Otto Witt of Genoa
prophesies a 50 per cent decrease.
Nels Jensen of Stanton said at a
live' stock sale in his community re
cently less than half the usual num
ber of sows was listed for sale.
Rudolph Dunker of North Bend
does not agree with several others
on,y the high percentage of decrease
and says he does not expect the
production to be over 20 per cent
less than normal.
M. C. Jordon of Winside said
many of the larger stock farmers
in his locality kept but half as many
breed sows as a year- ago and oth
ers have gone out of the hog busi-
action by him, must be duly and le
gally in operation.
It results from all of the fore
going facts, and principles," con
cluded the senator, "that the war
has ended internationally both as a
matter of fact and law; that domes
tically the war powers ceased with
the end of actual hostilities, ami that
therefore we are already at peace,
both internationally and domestical
ly, without any further act by either
the executive or legislative branches
of the government."
ness altogether. He figured that the
decrease in his territory would be
about 50 per cent.
C. Jorgcnsen of Pender expressed
the belief that the. spring pig produc
tion would reach normal in his dis
trict and several farmers across tni
river in Iowa are of the opinion that
the decrease will not be over 10 to 15
per cent, if any, in their territory.
S. A. Heilessen cf Harlan says he
exnects the nic cron to be. normal
An his section and C. S. Straube of
Council Bluffs said all farmers hy
ing across the river close to Council
Bluffs realize they are handy to the
market and can hold their stock for
a good market.
Big Flood Damage to Roads
And Bridges in rfolt County
Flood damages to the graded roads
and the bridges of Holt county will
amount to more than $50,000, ac
cording to the estimate of the county
hoard of supervisors, in session after
an insoection of the bridges and
grades in various parts of the county.
But few bridges were washed away,
but the approaches to nearly ail ot
the river bridges on the Elkhorn
are gone. Kepair worK already nas
The total rainfall for the county
durine April, the flood period, was
9.22 inches, according to the gov
ernment gauge at O Neill.
Juniors Are Winners at
Sidney High School Meet
Sidney, Neb., May 5. (Special.)-
In the interclass track meet held
this week by the local high school,
the junior class was the winner by
a few points. At this meet ' the
school's representatives were chosen
for the district meet to be held at
Scottsbluffs Saturday. The. winners
at the district meet will represent
the district at the state meet at Lin
coln, May 15.
Earl j Kerschner, Harold Tobin,
and Otto Perso will represent the
local high school at the district
Farm Work Is Delayed.
Sidney, Neb., May 5. (Special.),
Cheyenne county farmers are pre
paring for a busy season as soon
as the ground is dry enough to
work. Due to the recent heavy
snow and the rainfall of this week,
work will be held up to such a late
date that the spring wheat sowing
will be a very limited acreage. This
county usually leads the state in
the production of spring wheat but
probably will have but little this
IN PRISON CELL
AT LOS ANGELES
Weakened by Leading Posse
to Burying Ground of Mur
dered Wife, He Is Con
. fined to Bed.
Los Angeles, May 5. Walter An
drew Watson, alleged confessed
bigamist and murderer, was re
turned to his prison ward in the
county hospital today after his trip
to El Centro during which he aided
officers to locate the body of Nina
Lee Deloney and testified at an in
quest that he had killed her.
Watson was weak from the exer
tion and excitement and had to be
almost carried from the train to an
ambulance. It was announced that
an indictment charging murder
would be returned, and that he
would be taken to court to plead to
the charge as soon as the necessary
steps could be taken. According
to Watson's previous statements, he
will plead guilty in the hope that he
may escape capital punishment.
The body of Nina Lee Deloney
probably will be shipped to her for
mer home in Kentucky. Instruc-'
tions are being awaited from her
brother, C. A. Noyes of Louisville.
Copper Company's Revenue
Drops $50,000,000 in Year
New York, May 5. Reduction of
almost $50,000,000 in total receipts is
shown by the Anaconda Copper Min
ing company for 1919 in the annual
report issued today. Total receipts
aggregated $100,713,499, against
$147,618,802 in 1918. Net receipts de
clined from $24,716,073 to $7,415,236
and total income amounted to
$9,308,024, against $27,583,588. Bal
ance applicable to dividends equaled
$2.14 per share against $8.92 in 1918.
Pioneer Conductor Dies.
Superior, Neb., May 5, (Special
Teleeram). Melvin Hicks, one of
the oldest conductors of the Santa
Fe railroad, died here early Wed
nesday morning of apoplexy. His
body is to be taken to Emporia for
Business Men Give
$7,000 to Start Ball Team
Sidney, Neb., May 5. (Special.)--Sidney
business men have subscribed f,
a budget of more than $7,000 to put
a base ball team in the field to rep
resent the.citv for this season. At
a meeting held at the county court
house Monday night, Frank White
lock and D. R. Campbell, who cir
culated the petition to raise the
monev, were elected directors to
Ipok after the organizing of a win-
ning team. The directors are em
powered to choose officers from
their own members, collect the
money subscribed and hire players
as they see fit.
They announce that the season
will open ahefut May 15 and that
Gov. S. R. McKelvie will be secured
to pitch the first hall and that Mayor
1. E. Grabill will wear the catcher's
mitt for the occasion.
North Platte Graduates
To Receive Diploma May 28
North Platte, Neb., May 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Thirty-three gradu
ates will receive diplomas at the
Franklin auditorium May 28. Ches
ter Cummines has been chosen as
valedictorian and Lester Langford
received second honors. Theodojre
Payne is the class president.
The senior assembly will be held
at the Central school on May 7 and
on May 13 the junior picnic will be
held at Dick's grove. On May 21
the class play will be presented at
the Keith theater. On May 22. the
junior-senior banquet and on May
23, Rev. Franklin Koch will deliver
tne baccalaureate sermon ai ine
Jews Will Celebrate
Recovery of Palestine
-New York, .May a. .thousands ot
Jews, headed by two of the oldest
orthodox rabbis in New York City,
carrying the "scrolls of the law," will
march down Fifth avenue next Tues
day in a parade celebrating the de
cree of the San Remo conference
making Palestine the Jewish home
The Zionist organization in an
nouncing the plans for the demon
stration today said that more than
40,000 Jews would be in the proces
sion, which will be followed by a
The average yearly wages of wom
en farm laborers in Japan is $15.
Women are barred from voting in
the Indiana primaries.
In Maij the need for additions to
one's wardrobe arises; hence, these
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charming affairs that were most evidently conceived with some
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Gowns Teddy Bears Bloomers
Short Breakfast Sacques Petticoats to Match '
Pajamas Step-Ins Boudoir Caps
Among the inexpensive "undies"
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