Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 7, 1920)
THE BEE! OMAHA. "FK1DAY, MAY Y. lyiiU.
: CAR SHORTAGE
3. W. Shorthill and F, A.'.
Brogan Present Serious
Aspects of Railroad Situ
'"' ation in Northwest.
By E. C. SNYDER.
WuhlBfton Carrfwpondont of The Be.
Washington, May 6. (Special
Telegram.) The conference of rep
resentatives of grain exchanges,
chambers of commerce, live stock
exchanges and growers, bankers' as
asciations generaffy of the big
interests of th northwest, culmi
inated yesterday when .Hiembers of
the conference presented their, case
to the car service sectionof the In
terstate Commerce commission with
Commissioner Clark presiding.
J. W. Shorthill of Omaha, chair
man of the conference, told -of the
purposes of the meeting and out
lined what it had accomplished and
then introduced the speakers, who
included G. F. Ewe of the Minne
. apolis Chamber of Commerce, wJio
read ,the resolutions adopted at the
session Tuesday; A. S. Sykes, presi
dent of the Corn Belt Producers'
association of Ida Grove, la.; E. P.
Hubbard, secretary of the Nebraska
Co-operative Grain and Live Stock
Association of Omaha, and rrancis
A. Brogan, president of the Omaha
Chamber1 of Commerce.
Farm Products Congested,
Mi. Brogan said that the -product
of the farms was congested at the
terminals, in local elevators, in the
farmers' bins and even.iij the fields,
where wheat in stack was un
"The sole reason why this enor
mous product has not moved," said
Mr. Brogan, "is due to the shortagj
of cars. This has resulted in the
country banks carrying excessive
loans for farmers and stock growers,
and the country banks in turn have
been compelled to seek excessive
loan? from Omaha banks.- They in
turn have been compelled to seek
relief from the federal reserve banks.
"A serious financial condition Ins
only been averted," continued the
president of the Omaha Chamber of
Cdmmerce, "because of the general
soundness of the banks and stabil
ity of business generally."
Mr. Brogan urged upon the com
mission to issue general orders re
storing to the railroads of the, north
west their own equipment, which
had been diverted to roads in the
east and southeast.
Country Bankers" At Bat
Nebraska state bankers have been
in Washington this week meeting
with the .National State Bankers
Protective association in an effort
to get the Federal Reserve board
to consent to their being paid for
service in cashing checks, drawn on
banks in other localities. While this
was fundamentally what brought
nearly a dozen well-known, citizens
of the Antelope state to the National
Capital, they had also come on to
shqw the coercive methods prac
ticed by agents of the Federal Re
serve bank at Kansas City and its
Omaha banksin getting Nebraska
rtate banks to pay checks atf par.
They contented themselves with a
statement made by the attorney of
the Nebraska Bankers Association,
J. P. Palmer of Omaha.
Lawyer Tells of Threats
Tie prefaced his few remarks with
extending the congratulations of the
Nebraska bankers to Governor Hard
ing and the Federal Reserve board
for the manner in which the issues
that had brought the country bank
ers together have been met. '
As to recent threats to establish
national banks in towns where coun
try banks are located or not con
nected with the Federal Reserve, Mr.
Palmer Jold of two federal reserve
agents having gone into nydcr,
Neb., and endeavoring to buy a lot
upon w hich to erect a national bank.
They said thev proposed to capital
ize it for $.?00,000. When the post
master at Snyder told them that
they had two prosperous banks
there, they replied that they were
not worth consideration. He also re
cited a similar situation at Pierce,
and Filley, Nebraska.
Governor Harding said the Fed
eral Reserve board had given pos
itive instructions to both Kansas
City and Omaha that agents of these
banks must not interferewith state
banks, that they must collect their
iu;jiey and "keep their mouths shut."
Contest for Presidential
Nomination Is Becoming
'Field Against Wood' Fight
Senator Johnson Rolls Up Largest Popular Vote, but
Military Candidate Annexes Greatest Number of
Instructed Delegates Opponents of Wood Pro
moting Boom for Knox Harding Eliminated.
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
hlraro Tribune-Omaha Bra Leaied Wlr.
Washington, May 6. The repub
lican presidential primaries, now
virtually ended, have developed three
major contenders for the nomination
at Chicago Wood, -Johnson and
Lowdcn, none of whom have any
where near a majority of the na
tional convention delegates and
have eliminated Senator Harding of
Ohio for consideration.
The convention fight now passes
into the stage of political maneuver
ing, which will continue until the
republican candidate is named, either
as the result of a stampede of the
delegates or of a compromise agree
ment reached by the leaders between
In the primaries General Wood
has won by far the greater number
of instructed delegates, while Sen
ator Johnson has rolled up the larg
est popular vote. With California
and Indiana still incomplete in the
returns, Johnson has a popular vot;J
of 717,513 in 13 states; Wood, 603.509
in 12 states, and Lowden, 355,556 in
'Field Against Wood."
By carrying New Jersey, Mary
land and Indiana General Wood has
enhanced his prestige tremendously
and the fight if now more than ever
"the field against Wood." The
nomination of Johnson is not re
garded within the realm of prob
ability, tholigh it is conceded that
he will be in a position to exert a
powerful influence in the choice of
The Wood managers are confi
dent that the-6ld guard will be less
powerful in this convention than
heretofore and that it will be un
able to stem the tide of public sen
timent relied upon to compass the
nomination of the general.
On the other hand, the Lowden
managers figure that the Wood
forces will be dissipated by the ear
ly balloting, after which the Illinois
governor will occupy a position of
such stragetic strength that the fav
orite son and uninstructed delegates
will flock tp his standard and the
old guard wit clamber aboard the
Lowden band wagon.
Dark horses will not get a chance
unless Wood or Lowden fails to
land. The republican leaders op
posed to Wood are saying Jt will
be either Lowden or a darkt horse
and thexy are promoting the 'boom
for Senator Knox as a compromise
In the interest of harmony, re
publican leaders here have framed
a plan to settle the convention chair
manship controversy on the lines
of compromise, proposing:
That the temporary chairman
ship, carrying with- it the honor of
making the keynote speech, be con.
ferrell upon Senator Henry Cabot
Lodge of Massachusetts, the repub
lican leader of the senate.
That Senator Borah of Idaho, who
has been put forward by the John
son faction and the treaty irrecon
cilbles, withdraw from the contest
for either chairmanship.
That the progressives and irrecon
cilables be permitted to select the
permanent chairman of the conven
tion with ex-Senator Albert J. Bev
cridge of Indiana looming up as
their probable choice.
Borah May Withdraw
Senator Borah, it is understood,
is perfectly willing to get out of the
contest provided the progressives
and irreconcilables be "allowed to
pick either tlifpermancnt chairman,
preferably the latter.
Senator Borah announced today
that he is going to revive his fight
against swollen", campaign funds,
with particular reference to the
charges of big; expenditures by the
He had amended liis resolution
for a senate investigation to make
if cover promises of patronage and
a1f other matters of political re
ward. The purpose of this is to
have a senate committee lootf into
the acquisition of southern delegates
by the Wood and Lowden forces.
Foster Father of Wyoming
Senator Dies at Texas Home
Sansaba, Tex., May, 6. Ike T.
Kendrick, foster father of United
States Senator John Ketrtlrick of
Wyoming, died at his home here
Wednesday. He reared the present
senator from childhood and was a
pioneer Texas cattle man.
' Foley 4 Minn. hSome years ago Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription cured me of a case of -woman's weakness and since that
time I have become the mother of seven healthy children. I have
always ' taken the 'Prescription
and not one-of my children was
ever puny or sickly. They have
grown"up sfrong, and I have been
in the best of health these many
years due I am sure to the constant
use of this medicine. I hardly
know what I would have done
without it. I feel safe in recom
mending it to all ailing women.
There is nothing better.
i "We also keep Dr. Pierce s
Pleasant Pellets in the house foe
MRS. GEO. WALBMDGE,
Lock Box 318.
"Favorite Prescription' should have the full confidence-of
every woman in America because it contains no alcohol and no
narcotic. Send 10c to Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y.,
for trial package tablets, also write for free confidential medical
advice if there is need. N '
Dr. Pierce. long since found the herbs and roots provided by
Nature to overcome constipation, and he had these vegetables col
lected and made up of Mayapple, leaves of Aloe, root of Jalap, little
white sugar-coated phis, that he called Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pelletsj
and placed them with the druggists everywhere. ' '
The Food Situation
Potatoes Are High
Sugar Is Scarqe
Is Low in Cost
and Very Plentiful
COOK IT " ,
SOLD BY THE
Maytag Week Shows
How to Do a Family
Washing for 5 Cents
Union Outfitting Co.
Demonstration Begins Next
Saturday Witlf Factory
Expert, in Charge.
See How to Do the Family
Washing Cheaper, Quick'
er and More Sanitary.
How' far electricity has gone to
lighten the labor of Wash Day is
to be fully demonstrated during
" Maytag " Washing Machine
Week, which begins next Satur
day at Union Outfitting Com
pany. The ''Maytag" deos away with
the inconvenience and uncertain
ty of sending your laundry out,
and itwill do an average family
washing at a cost of LESS than
5 cents for electricity.
The aluminum cylinder in the
'"Maytag" is so constructed that
not, soap-sudsy water is forced
through the meshes of - your
clothes six times with each revo
lution of the cylinder.
The Union Outfitting Company
located out of the High Rent Dis
trict is exclusive Omaha agent for
this world-famous, nationally ad
vertised "Maytag" Electric Wash
ing Machine. It is an example of
the high' character of merchan
dise carried by the"3tore.
TENANTS TO USE
MOVIE IN FIGHT
Pertinent Paragraphs Will Be
Flashed On Screens Ar
raigning House Owners
Chicago, May 6. The movies are
to, be employed by the organized
tenants of Rogers park, a suburb
of Chicago, in their fight against
rent profiteering. This step yas de
cided on in their campaign a? a
means of stimulating morale among
renters in the neighborhood. Among
paragraphs which the tenants' pro
tective society plans to ask the pic
ture shows in theylocality to show
are the following;
"They say fliat prohibition has
emptied the jails. Let's fill them
with profiteering landlords!"
"It is just as important to fight
profiteers as it is to defend our
country in the war. Don't be a
"'When human rights clash with
property rights, human rights should
prevail. Theodore Roosevelt.'"
1,000 Families Are Members
J. R. Patterson, president of the
societv, reports a membership of
1,000 families. .He says that 800
residents of Rogers park have agreed
to wear only soft shirts with attached
collars, as part of thetr general move
to bring down prices. '
While relying chiefly on publicity
and- public opinion, the Rogers park
organization is preparing to use the
courts, when necessary, against the
profiteering landlord, and-tiltimately
hopes to secure legislation, Mr.
Patterson said. Its first case is now
in the hands of attorneys. '
The leader of the Rogers park or
ganization argues that in the long
run the real estate owners will gain
by renting his house to the on
lervative permanent tenant with a
family who is willing to meet a rea
sonable advance, hut generally can
not stand the extra charge of pro
fiteering. Twenty-Three Injured When
New York Bus Overturns
New York, May 6. Twenty-three
persons were injured, 16 of them so
severely they were taken to a hos
pital when a crowded Fifth avenue
bus overturned late Wednesday. The
driver, according to the police, in
trying to avoid a collision with a
heavy motor truck, swerved toward
the curb, striking the truck a glanc
ing blow. The bus then toppled over
on the sidewalk. The majority of
those injured were women.
Watson Will Not Plead
Guilty; Denies Ever
. Being in Nebraska
Los Angeles, May 6. Walter
Andrew Watson, alias James R.
Mtiirt, alleged self-confessed bigamist
and murderer; has no intention of
pleading insanity according to a
statement issued by his attorney, J.
Morgan Marmaduke, and would be
disappointed if in his case there was
any verdict other than "one of guilty
of murder in the first, degree.
nied to him that he had ever been
in Nebraska, where authorities were
reported as having tried to connect
him with the .slaying of a woman and
her daughter at Tccuinsfh.
The county grand jury -has been
ordered to convene Thursday to con
sider the Watson case.
More than 20 per cent of the girl
Marmaduke said Watson had de-J stents at M Aunt Holyokc college
are engaged in remuneration work1
to help .defray the cost of their .
college course. '
A ! " V KKT IS E$KM T "
NAME 'BAYER' ON
For Pain, Colds, Neuralgia,
You want relief quickly and Safe
ly! Then insist , on "Rayer Tablets
of Aspirin," stamped with the
"Bayer Cross." 1
The name "Bayer" means you are
getting genuine Aspirin prescribed
by physicians for over eighteen
years, and proved safe by millions
For a few cents you cart get a
handy tin box of 'genuine "Bayer
Tablets of Aspirin," containing
twelve tablets. Druggists ulso sell
larger "Bayer"- packages. Aspirin is
the trade mark of Bayer Manufac
ture of - Monoaceticacidcster of
The Schmoller & Mueller Guaranteed Phonograph
100 Phonographs in 100
Homes. We want you
to lenow this Matchless
Instrument. Pay $1.00
membership fee; the $1
is credited on your ma
chine; easy payments on
MUSIC IN THE HOME Drives Dull Care Away
- If you can't call, phone nSifor'FREE demonstration
in your own home DON T DELAY ! ACT TODAY
SCDLLER & MUELLER
S. 15th St.
The Oldest Music House in the West.
'OMAHA'S VAuTMSTviN'3 STOSeJ
. MWID (T. ItrwCCM lfir
We'll Sell 100 Lawn Mowers at
Bowen's Value-Giving Price
Bowen's Guaranteed Satisfaction
Goes With Etch Mower
They arc genuinely good, light running and
clean cutting. Three blades and open wheels, 16
inch cut. -
; Grass Cutting Time Is Here.
and this is tin opportune time to purchase a mower,
especially when a substantial saving can be affected.
The supply being limited, wc urge you to come
early and avoid disappointment. " -
Grand Rapids Refrigerators
CONANT HOTEL BLDG., SIXTEENTH STREET ! .
A Timely Special Purchase Sale of y
of Georgette, Crepe de Chine
Blouses for immediate and limitless summer wear; authentic in style;
featuring every fashionable sleeve length; in" an' array of gorgeous colors
and combinations, including the favored pastel shades. They are tucked,
lace trimmed, embroidered, braided, beaded and finished in Fashion's
latest dictates. . x
BLOUSE SECTION MAIN FLOOR
There is nothing quite so appropriate;
Nothing quite so serviceable, as
MADE to ORDER
Good Clothes Pay for Themselves
That is why wc put all our knowledge
into buying the Right Sort of Fabrics
And devote our Utmost Skill in Tailoring "
v so that your clothes will retain that air
of Distinction which is soon lost in less
Select from almost endless, quiet, rich,
distinctive, faultlessly correct patterns,
The Store of Wide Assortments
Suits and Overcoats
$50, $55, $65
, and Upwards
NICOLL The Tailor
"WM JEKREMS' SONS
209-211 South 15th Street ;
Extra Heavy Felt
Base Floor Covering
Six Choice Linoleum Pat
terns, square- fiTQ
See our advertisement forvpar-
-ticulars in this paper Friday. ,
Complete ' line of Inlaid and
FOR THE BEST RESULTS
USE BEE" WANT ADS
AND YOU WILL NOT BE
Powered by Open ONI