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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1920.
IOWA OWNS MORE
CARS PER CAPITA
THAN ANY STATE
Licenses Issued to 41,000
Owners of New Automobiles
Since January 1 Total
' Over 450,000. ,
Iowa oeoote own more automo
tiles per capita than any other state
in the union. The last shipment of
license plates number above 450,000,
according to a statement received
yesterday from the office of the sec
retary of state by Lee Hough, li-
i-cusc cjcrK in me omce ox county
Treasurer Fred Maxfield.
Licenses were issued for 41,000
new automobiles to Iowa owners
since January 1, which is more than
were sold in the whole state of
New York for the same period, the
total there being 32,000 since Janu
ary 1. California comes third with
12,000 new cars licensed since the
first of the year.
Iowa now has 500,000 automobiles,
according to official word from Des
Moines, which makes an average of
one car to about five persons. In
Pottawattamie county there is about
one to each six persons.
The automobile department is still
short many thousand 1920 license
Slates. County Treasurer Maxfield
as issued 4,000 postal card license
certificates since the stock of plates
has been exhausted and is still short
more than 1,600 plates.
License Clerk Hough wishes to
emphasize the fact that the Iowa
license law makes no provision for
a semi-annual license fee. The full
amount of the license must be paid
for every car in the state. Many
people have been deferring the pur
chase of cars until after July 1, ex
pecting to get a half-year license.
The full annual license must be paid
tven if the car is purchased the last
week of the last month.
Booze Comes In Piane
rrom wet uinaaa to
. Desert at Des Moines
Des Moines, May 25. Police an
nounced tonight that they are on the
trail of an airplane pilot who landed
at a flying field near the city at 4
o'clock Monday afternoon from
Winnipeg, Canada, with 18 cases of
whisky in his plane. He sold the
whisky for $250 a case within two
hours after his arrival here the police
The plane left Winnipeg at 8:30
Monday morning, and made the 580
mile trip in between seven and eight
hours, the police have learned. They
did not reveal the hiding place of the
Frank Harty, assistant police chief
and night captain, is conducting a
city-wide search for the liquor
brought to the city by the aerial
Police Receive Word of
Pretty Juanita Williams
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Williams, 2112
Eighth street, Council Bluffs, par
ents of pretty 17-year-old Juanita,
who has been missing for two weeks,
told Bluffs police yesterday that they
nave received a report mat xneir
daughter is in Kansas City.
Juanita is said to have written her
brother, Roy, who is serving a sen
tence at the Anamosal reformatory,
telling him that she is living in
Kansas City with a man named
Romaine, whom she married there.
Tries to Enter Boudoir
Of Former Wife by Force
After attempting to break down
a door and force his way into the
boudoir of his divorced wife at the
Ogden hotel in Council Bluffs Mon
day night, D. W. Pyle, a Lincoln
contractor, was arrested by police
and charged with being drunk and
disturbing the peace. . Pyle tried to
kick the door down when his former
wife refused to admit him, police
say. He 1 was fined $50 in police
South Dakota Doctor Must
Serve Term for Malplractice
' Deadwood, S. D., May 25. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Dr. Oscar Clark of
Newell was sentenced by Judge
James McNenny in special session
of the circuit court at Bell Fourche
to serve from four to 30 years in the
yenitentiary for the killing of Alice
Leuth through criminal malpractice
last February. He was convicted a
week ago of manslaughter in the first
Thieves Break Into Seven
Railroad Cars in Bluffs
Thieves broke into seven freight
cars in the Burlington railroad
yards in Council -Bluffs Sunday
night and Monday, according to a
report made to police by Sepcial
Agent Johnson yesterday. The list
of missing merchandise included
overalls, cigars, cigarets, chamois
$kins and phonograph records and
For Boys and Girls
No Gun, No Camera.
When yon go out with a gun. you
see mighty little to shoot, but if you
leave your gun at home, you note
game on every side. If you go out
with a camera, birds and animals
are so shy that you can never come
within focusing range, if you go
cut without it, opportunities for
snapshots present themselves con
One might think that this is im
amination, that we only think that
we could have shot or photographed
the chances which came to us when
we had neither weapon nor lens.
Not at all! The real reason is that
the wild folk of the woods are very
responsive to telepathy, that is, they
receive the wireless call of murder
ous desire that a hunter uncon
sciously sends in front of him.
Every fellow or girl who knows
anything about woodcraft knows
For Boy and
I'M THE GUY!
I'M THE GUY who breaks into
the line at the depot ticket window.
If I didn't, I'd have to wait for my
turn like the others. It may make
some other fellow miss his train, but
he'll be out of luck and I'll be on
I'm not always in a hurry. Some
times I only want to ask the ticket
agent a question he hasn't time to
answer. But if I've any time to spare
I'd rather spend it lolling around the
Of course, it's harder for me to
wedge into the line when I'm carry
in? a suitcase but I can always bang
it against someone's shins until he
moves. If I'm not carrying a suit
case it leaves my elbows free so that
I can work 'em. I always aim for the
fetomach because higher up I'm apt
to hit my funnybone on a watch and
lose my opening.
I usually pick out some one small
er than myself to crowd ahead of,
preferably a woman. Then if there's
an arugment nothing comes of it but
words and they don't interest me.
J've heard too many of them.
(Convrlsht. 110. Thompson Festura
' .. . . Service, ,
GRANT M. HYDE.
"What is the best kind of a sail
to make for a canoe, Uncle Bob?"
"Are you sure that you can swim
well enough to sail' your canoe?
It's good sport but risky. There
are two good models of canoe sails
the safe-and-sane and the sporty.
Unless you are a strong enough
swimmer, I would advise the first
"The safe-and-sane sail is a
square sail, like figure 1. To rig it
no. make a strong, light mast about
eight feet tall to set up just in front
of the forward thwart. The mast
step, to be screwed to the floor of
the canoe, should., be a one-inch
board with a hole large enough for
the mast end. Lash the mast to the
thwart with cord, giving it a little
rake, or lean, toward the stern. The
lower yard should be 40 inches long
and the upper yard, 30 inches. The
that, in approaching a bird or ani
mal, you must not creep steadily
nor yet look directly at him, but
stroll forward carelessly. But
plenty of fellows who otherwise are
good at woodcraft do not seem to
know that vou must actually feel
at ease and feel friendly.
lhat is the reason why to some
people, the little wood-folk come
readily, why one girl can hold out
her hand to a chipmunk and he will
jump into the outstretched hand
when a dozen other girls will never
even seen one; why one Eskimo boy
can cluck to a wolf and he will fol
low him home like a doe. and ioin
the huskies, while another boy is apt
to be eaten by the pack.
This gift is natural to some Deo-
ple, but it can be trained, and the
first step in that training is: Do not
get eager or excited, but feel the
peace of the woods and put your
self in tune with it. A strong emo
tion is your worst enemy, for it
will carry" against the wind, when
even the man-scent won't.
(Tomorrow Pavement Tennis.)
Hurled 300 Feet
To Instant Death
Sioux City, la., May 25. Arthur
Strompe, 30 years old, a theater
owner, and Thorson Solsberg, 31
years old, blacksmith, both single,
were killed when the airplane in
which they were riding fell 300 feet
at Paulina, la., 75 miles northeast
of here. Both lived in. Paulina.
Hold Back Suffrage Vote
Until Convention Meets
Dover, Del., May 25. While it
has been generally believed that the
suffrage resolution which passed the
Delaware state senate May 6, and
which has been retained in that
house since then would be messaged
to the house today, the suffrage
'leaders insisted that it should be held
until Wednesday the day after the
meeting or the democratic state con
vention. It was hoped that whatever
action might be taken by the con
vention here tomorrow on suffrage
might have some weight in changing,
the votes of the democratic members.
Balloon Leaves Fort
With Six Passengers
A free balloon carrying four of
ficers and two non-commissioned
officers left Fort Omaha early yes
terday. The balloon used was of
35,000 cubic feet capacity. It was
planned to send one member of the
party on in a solo flight, if a land
ing could be made without deflating
the bag. v
Members of the party were Maj
Henry C. White, Capts. Calrence F.
Adams and S. B. Hall, Lt. James J.
Jordan, and Sergts. William J.
Mansfield and D. J. Merricle. Lieu
tenant Jordan piloted the flight.
Lipton Changes Shamrock.
City Island, N. Y., May 25.
Launching of Sir Thomas Lipton's
Shamrock IV, which is to race for
the America's cup off Sandy Hook
in July, is set for tomorrow. The
Irish baronet in renewing his quest
for the historic trophy, a quest be
gun more than a quarter of a cen
tury ago, will have in the water this
season, a very different Shamrock
to that which crossed the Atlantic
Hold Inquest Today.
A" inquest into the death of
Ralph Buzzelli, 4-year-old son of C
Buzzelll. 1702 TWrao r.f
was killed when struck Monday aft
ernoon Dy an unguided automobile
belonging to Theodore Sramek, 1611
Dorcas street, will be held in the
Duffy & Johnson undertaking par
lors at 9 this morning.
Hartford to Association.
Seattle, Wash., May 25. Beals
Becker, outfielder, has been pur
chased from the Kansas City club of
the American Association by the
Seattle Club of the Pacific Coast
League, which gave Bruce Hartford,
shortstop, and $2,000 in cash.
Plan Bathing Beach.
Plattsmouth, May 25. (Special)
John Richardson, ferryman here,
is arranging for the opening of a
Missouri river bathing beach near
the ferry landing within a short
suil should be unbleached cotton
cloth with hems through which to
pass the yards. Fasten the yards
and sail permanently to the mast
and take the sail down by unstep
ping the mast. Sheet ropes shouM
run back from the ends of the lower
yard to the stern seat and steering
is done with a paddlr-.
"The sportier model is a leg-o'-mutton,
or three-cornered sail, as
shown in figure 2. Use a mast
about eight feet tall, seated as de
scribed above. Use a boom (hori
zontal yard) about 46 feet long
looped to the mast about 20 inches
above the thwart. The sail stretches
from the top of the mast to the
boom end and then down to the
thwart, as shown, with a sheet rope
attached to the boom end. To tack
with this sail you will need an out
board keel, as shown in figure 3,
consisting of a crosspiece spanning
the canoe amidships and two paddle-like
boards 30 inches long
reaching down into the water.
Fasten it above the gunwales.
"Two are needed to sail this rig.
One sits on the bottom amidships,
handling the sail and acting as bal
last. The other sits in the stern
and steers with a paddle. One leg-o'-mutton
sail is comparatively safe,
but not fast. To secure larger "sail
surface, it is best not to increase
the size of the sail for a canoe
cannot carry a high mast but to set
up another smaller sail in the stern.
With two sails, the keel crosspiece
must be extended two feet over
each side so that one boy can lie on
it out over the water to prevent
(Tomorrow "Whoa, There 1")
North Platte Soldier Tries
To End Own Life in Denver
North Platte, Neb.. Mav 25.
(Special Telegram.) C J. Lindsey
of this city received word that his
son, Harry, 23 years of age, at
tempted to take his own life by
swallowing poison in his room in a
Denver hotel. He is an overseas
veteran and recently re-enlisted and
was stationed at Fort Logan, Col.
According to his mother, since his
return from war, he has been sub
ject to frequent spells of despond
ency, during which he would wander
away from home, telling no one of
his destination until his arrival,
when he would write. Army medical
officers say his condition is due to
the mental strain under which he
labored while overseas.
Lindsey told police surgeons who
attended him that he was tired of
living. He is reported recovering
in the county hospital in Denver.
Plattsmouth Stock Food
Company Plans Iowa Plants
Plnttcmnntli Mav 25. fSoecial.)
The Alfa-Maize Milling company,
which controls patents on machines
for the manutacture ot a special
process stock food and which lately
fnmnlftpil the erection of a large
plant in this city, is meeting with
much encouragement in tne xowa
field, where it is proposed to estab
lish a string of plants. Already ar
rangements are going forward for
the establishment of mills at Pacific
Junction and Glenwood, while Ham
burg is another town in the terri
tory where the company has received
Pass Pension Bill.
Washington, May 25. After less
than three minutes' consideration
the senate late Tuesday passed the
annual oension bill carrying $279,-
000,000. The measure now goes to
conference for adjustment of the
differences with the house dratt.
RULES MADE FOR
B A LLSEAS0N
Constitution and By-Laws
Adopted Impose Severe
Penalties for Violations
. Directors of the Municipal Ama
teur Baseball association at their
meeting held in the office of Park
Commissioner Falconer at the- city
hall' last night, adopted the consti
tution and by-laws, after several
amendments were made, ' for the
season of 1920. ,
The laws laid down this season
by the directors are of strict order
and the players and managers may
draw a couple of years' suspension,
should they fail to live up to the
Two of the rules in the constitu
tion which are of vast importance
and will be enforced to the limit
are: The amendment to article 4,
section 1 "In case a manager re
fuses to give a player his release
from contract, the board of direc
tors may grant said player a hear
ing and if circumstances warrant,
may direct the manager to release
said player. Providing, however,
that a manager at any time may re
quest the directors to suspend a
member -of the team, and, for just
cause, the board may apply such
suspension as it sees ht.
No Action on Charges.
An added clause to article 4:
"Managers of a losing team will not
De permitted to release players in
order that they may join another
team. All members of a team which
disbands before the season closes
shall, at the discretion of the board
of directors, be suspended for a pe-
noa oi two years.
It was also decided that any play
er not making good when given a
try-out in professional ball, shall
maintain his amateur standinsr.
The communication from the Or-
chard-Wilhelm team of the Com
mercial league, preferring charges
against William Slezewski of the
Iten Biscuit Co. team for alleged
tripping of Harold Wages of the
Orchard-Wilhelm team several
weeks ago, which resulted in the
latter breaking his arm, was re
ferred back to the Commercial
league for further information re
garding the case.
Will Get Prizes.
A committee consisting of Secre
tary J. J. Isaacson, Robert Kroll and
Pat Boyle was appointed by Presi
dent Scott to secure prizes for the
six amateur teams, which turned out
in full force in the Americanization
The board decided to postpone ac
tion on buying buttons for the
amateur players. The board upheld
Secretary Isaacson in the suspension
of Ray Carlon, third-baseman of the
Paxton-Vierling team of the City
league and the suspension of J. J.
Pankoasky of the Kirkendall Shoe
Co. team of the Commercial league.
Both were suspended for a period
of three weeks.
Meetings of the Booster and Gate
City leagues will be held Thursday
night, while the American league
will meet Friday night.
The Union Outfitting Co. team in
the Gty league has secured the
backing of Stroud & Co., and will
hereafter be known as the Stroud
Society Folks Like a Drink,
Dr. C. W. Eliot Thinks
Boston, May 25. Enforcements of
the prohibition amendment is being
resisted by a part of our social or
ganization that we are pleased to
call "good society," President Emer
itus Charles W. Eliot of Harvard
university said at a meeting of the
Unitarian Temperance society to
day. Dr. Eliot said that young women
are meeting young men in what he
termed a "whosy" condition at so
cial affairs which are countenanced
by matrons of good social standing.
The fact that these young women
do not object to meeting men in this
condition, he declared, is impeding
enforcement of the prohibition
Declares Seattle Hotel
Fire of Incendiary prigin
Seattle, Wash., May 25. The Lin
coln hotel fire in Seattle, in which
four lives were lost, was probably'
the work of an incendiary, Fire
Marshal Harry W. Bringhurst as
serted. Ten fires in this city during
the last month were of like origin,
according to the fire marshal, and
six of these were set in the base
ments of hotels.
The police are at work on the
incendiary theory. j
Wife of Late Senator
Elkins' Son to Be Given
An Absolute Divorce
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee jaad Wire.
Washington, May 28. Although
under the local law, a final decree in
the case cannot be signed within
three months, Chief Justice McCoy
of the district supreme court, indi
cated that he will grant an absolute
divorce to Mrs. Mary Kenna Elkins,
wife of Blaine Elkins, son of the late
Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West
Virginia. The suit for divorce was
filed by Mrs. Elkins in the fall of
"Frankie," the corespondent re
ferred to by the wife and other wit
nesses, was not in court. Mrs. Elkins
told Chief Justice McCoy that she
had made strong efforts to locate
"Frankie," but her search had not
been successful. Blaine Elkins did
not appear in court.
In her original petition Mrs.
Elkins claimed that her husband
was worth close to $2,000,000 and
asked alimony of $1,000 a month, but
it was denied that Elkins had that
much property. Counsel for the hus
band and wife will confer later on
the amount of alimony.
When she took the stand, Mrs.
Elkins referred to "Frankje," the
alleged corespondent, as havintr
been in her home when she returned
from an automobile trip in the sum
mer of 1918. She said she saw
"Frankie" rush out of the room,
leaving her night dress and other
lingerie behind her. When asked
how she knew the woman's name.
Mrs. Elkins replied that she heard
her husband refer to the visitor as
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WOMEN TO HAVE
LARGE PLACE IN
G. 0. P. CONVENTION
Twenty-six to Sit as 'Dele
gates Others to Have Place
Chicago, May 25. Check of dele
gates to the republican national con
vention, so far elected, show that
women will have a much greater
part in the procedings than ever be
fore. According to the present list,
26 women will sit as delegates and
Sthere are also many alternates who
will be entitled to seats on the floor,
but with no voting power. In addi
t'on to the delegates and alternates,
there will be several women ap
There will be no women door
keepers, this function being taken
over entirely by ex-service men.
There will be no rough work at the
doors, no slipping in of political
favorites and turning away of people
who are entitled to enter. Women
would be at a disadvantage in han
dling the clamorous mobs at the
doors, but the men who saw service
in France will atend to this duty,
strictly to the letter.
Members of the national commit
tee are arriving for the big meeting
next Monday when contests will be
threshed out. R. M. Shingle, com
mitteeman from Hawaii, says the
main interest of his people is in
the platform. They want a plank
giving them home rule, claiming
they have been a dumping ground
long enough and have a right to
Work of preparing the Coliseum
for the convention is progressing
rapidly and contractors say they
will turn it over on scheduled time.
Terminal Committee Meet
Today to Elect Officers
The Omaha terminal committee
recently organized in an effort to
relieve congestion of cars in the
railroad yards here, will meet and
elect officers at 9 this morning in
the Union Pacific headquarters
building. They will begin officially
to bring abou the desired relief
The committee consists of John
Welch, representing the Interstate
Commerce commission; W. M. Jef
fers, general manager of, the Union
Pacific; C. E. Childe, manager
Omaha Chamber of Commerce
traffic bureau, and T. A. Browne of
Lincoln, state railway commissioner.
F. O. B. Omaha, prompt shipment.
Delivered priest with itmpln upon request.
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If HUNT'S Salva fail, in tba
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SHOT AT NAVAL
Secretary Accuses SenatQ
Committee of Airing Griev
ances and Grudges of
Washington, May 25. Secretary
Daniels accused the senate naval in
vestigating committee today of dig
ging up "ancient history" and "air
ing the grievances and grudges of
disgruntled naval officers." The ac
cusations came during a long series
of questions from Chairman Hale
regarding disappearance . in 1914,
from the files of the Navy depart
ment, of a letter from Rear Admiral
Bradley Fiske on naval prepared-
Mr. Daniels told the committee
that he had no objection to pro
longing the hearings by goinpf back
as far as 1914, but said he did not
see how matters referred to had
any bearing on the question of
naval conduct of the war. Chair
man Hale replied that he was seek
ing to show that Secretary Daniels
was warned by his chief technical
advisors that the American navy
was not prepared for war previous
to the entry of the United States
into the war.
The chairman virtually charged
Mr. Daniels at another point with
having withheld from the senate a
letter from Rear Admiral Austin
M. Knight, written in August, 1914,
advising the immediate withdrawal
of American battleships from Mexi
can waters and the preparation of
the navy for possible eventualities
resulting from the world war, then
just beginning. To support his con
tention, Senator Hale read a senate
resolution asking for communica
tions from the navy general board
regarding war preparation of the
In Shoe Prices Late
In Winter or in Spring
Washington, May 25. Lower shoe
prices late next winter and spring
were predicted by Edward A. Brand,
secretary of the Tanners' Council of
the United States, testifying before
a senate committee of inquiry.
Tanners and manufacturers be
lieved prices will fall by that time,
Mr. Brand said, because of the re
cent decline in leather prices. This
decline could not sooner be reflect
ed in shoe costs, he said, because
shoes are made up far in advance of
the season in which they are offered
on the market.
Mr. Brand said he did not believe
that the "big five" packers controlled
hide and leather prices.
Charge Iceman Struck
His Wife During Quarrel
Guy Moore, an iceman living at
3215 Franklin street, was arrested
by police yesterday on' a charge of
assault and battery following a
domestic quarrel in which Moore is
alleged to have struck his wife,
Mrs. Bessie Moore.
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