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The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. L NO. 24.
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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 28, 1920.
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Society Leader of North Bend
Sues Husband for Divorce
And Rich Widow for
Suit Creates Sensation
Mrs. Clara Rees, president' of then
W oman s club and leader of society
in North lnd, Neb., today filed
suit frr divorce against lier husband,
Martin, city councilman and wealthy
contractor, charging cruelty and in
fidelity and another suit charging
alienation of affection against Mrs.
Emma G. Johnson, beautiful, wealthy
and twice widowed, and mother of
four children, asking $50,000 alleged
The suits were filed in the district
court in Fremont following, it is al
leged, two years of friendship be
tween the defendants. In this time,
it is charged, the two enjoyed auto
mobile rides along moonlit lanes.
While the suit is pending Mrs.
Koes and her 7-ycar-old daughter,
Lois, arc making their home with
Iheir parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Larsen, 4411 North Twenty-seventh
.According to Mrs. "Rees attorney.
J. K. Loncs, Kees became infatuated
with Mrs. Johnson, several years
igo, although the affair did not at
ract attention until two years ago.
"In North Bend they have movie
ihows Tuesdiv and Thursdays,"
Loues said. "Kccs would send his
ivite and children to the 'movies,'
Mrs. Johnson would also send her
brce children to the show. While
heir families were at the theater the
wo would meet.
"Mrs. Recs was prominent in
ocicty. On 'nights when her club
lad dances, Rees would take Mrs.
Sees and after one dance would dis
ippcar, often not appearing again in
he course of the evening," Lones
Mysterious Phone Calls.
"One night last summer the Rees
lroc to a nearby town to a dance.
Mrs. Rees went into the hall, Rees
did not follow and when she went
'o look for him Mrs. Rees says she
'ound her husband with another
",'Irs. Rees told me of many mys
terious telephone caljs she received
;rom a woman. The woman's mes
sage was always the same, 'get rid
)i Recs, divorce him for he is run
ning around with other women.' The
source of the calls has not been
Rees is said to have remarked to
his wild on one occasion, I have i
just wasted nine years of my life
with you. I should have married !
a wealthy widow."
t is said he once told relatives ,
"I'm coins' ot eet rid of my wife;
and marry Mrs. Johnson. We will!
soend the remainder ef our lives on
a Jarm in nappiness.
Finds Postal Cards.
At Christmas time, according to
I nn. Mrs. Rees found several un
signed postal cards in the Rees' mail j
box at the postoihee. iney Dore
burning messages -of constancy and
love such as "I can't Jive without
vow," "I love you." and similar dec
larations, Mrs. Rees told her attor
ney. Rees is well known in INorth
Bend and is reputed to be worth
$25,000, made in his building enter
prises. He recently completed the
(Turn to Ta Two. Column Four.)
Former Sergeant Is
Held for Swindle of
$100,000 In Planes
WiimesDarre, ra., uv. ..
Franklin Novaak, 22, a for
Vyer sergeant in the aviation
aps, is being held in the county
I, here pending arrangements to
,Qle him transferred to fort Mil,
uJU., for trial on a charge of having
a party to tne tnett ot $iuu,wu
rth of goods from the United
tes army aviation supply station
that citv. He was arrested in
anticoke, near here, last night.
It is alleged that he and a number
others had an agreement witti
ilians in Fort Sill whereby the
Idiers were to be paid large sums
they turned aviation supplies over
Kins George and French
General Send Greetings
New York, Nov.27. A message
from King George and
tx-i address by General Robert
(icorge Nivlele, trench war nero,
featured commemorative services
held in Carnegie hall last night by
the American Mayflower council to
niaric'the Pilgrim tercentenary.
General Nivelle said he felt cer
tain that on the voyages of troop
-hs bearing American soldiers to
Frence, the Mayflower made the
trip with them in spirit and carried
her quota of the army of democracy.
Troops Leave for Strike
Duty m West Virginia
Nov. 27. Four
hundred and fifty soldiers of th
Third and 19th infantry entrained
here at noon for strike duty in the
Mingo county. West Virginia coal
strike zone. Thcv were in com
mand ,of Colonel Hall of the 19th
Holdup Nipped 1$ Police
Robbery of American Smelting Company and Other
Large Omaha Industrial Concerns" Was
Plotted by Arrested Bandits,
Officer Says. '
Plans fur a carnival of .crime,
which provided for the robbery of
several of Omaha's largest fi
nancial and industrial institutions,
were discovered and thwarted by
Sergeant Patrick Rinn of the South
Side police station, who posed as
a member of the gang which pro
posed to carry out the robberies,
Rinn disclosed Saturday.
Among the institutions slated to
be robbed by the gang, according
to Sergeant Rinn, are:
American Smelting company,
South Omaha Savings bank,
Burgess-Nash company. ',,
"While posing as a member of
the gang I was also informed sev
eral other safes, presumably contain
ing large sums of money, were
'spotted,'" said Seigcanr Rinn Sat
urday. Tip Over Telephone.
Sergeant Rinn said he received a
tip over the telephone last Monday
which resulted in the arrest of
"Chicago" Daly, J. J. Bohmer.
James Mack, James McCarthy and
J. II. Ryan, .all alleged to be mem
bers o.f a powerful gang of safe
crackers which has been operating
in the vicinity of St. Paul,! Minn, i
"A man called me over the tele
phone and told me a fjang of safe
crackers, numbering Id was plan
ning 3 series of robberies. I met
the man downtown later and he gave
me a fev details concerning the
gang," related Sergeant Rinn.
"I theu trailed two men to a
house on South Thirteenth street
and then to the Hotel Flatiron. I
hd been informed a part of the gang
was already in Omaha and that the
others were on their way. After
trailing" my quarry-to the Flatiron
I went to Central Police station for
"With three other police officers
I vent to Oakland, Neb., where we
met a man who said he was a mem
ber of the gang. We told the man
we were alse members and that we
had ust arriyed from St. Paul.
"I learned, whib posing as a
member of the gang, that the first
job to be pulled off was the South
Omaha Savings bank, 4801 South
Twenty-fourth street. This job was
scheduled for November 27 at the
close of business. I was told that
H. Ryan, alias "Chicago" Joe Daly
had visited the bank and sized tip
the location of the vault and the
number of employe's.
"Daly and Jack McCarthy, the
. r . ,
Agents of Attorney General
Arrest Nine Men ;
Pay . Fines of $
Lincoln. Nov. 27. (Spccial.)r
Attorney General Davis received a
report from his two special represen
tatives sent to Bridgeport to investi
gate rumors of wide open gambling
in that city. As a result of the
visit of the men, nine men were ar
rested for gambling and most of
them received heavy fines.
According to the communication,
the men soon discovered that there
was need of action, were sworn in
as deputy sheriffs and made a raid
on the place under suspicion.
Four of them, Stephen Jouris,
Lark Thurman, Charles J. Liakos and
Nick Liros, .were iined $325 each and
costs. Lewis T Townsend, Bur
lington agent at the place, with Ed
Burke and Charles West were bound
over to' the district court, being al
leged proprietors of the joint. Two
Greeks arrested with them offered
to turn state's evidence and their
cases will be taken care of after
wards. This condition existed in the
county where County Sheriff Wil
liam I. Dyson was recently deposed
from office on orders of the gover
nor for failure to perform his duty
as sheriff. It isnot charged that
the sheriff had any connection with
the gamblers, but simply failed to
take action regarding a place
was so notoriously unlawful.
The Married Life of
Helen and Warren
This popular series begins
in The Sunday Bee a ueek
, iot hysterical not over
Just the little problems of
married life, tiovcn into a
story that everybody can enjoy
tach story comlcte. in itself,
but all a part of the series.
Once a ueek, in (
TffE SUNDAY BEE
latter from Denver, are said to have
been given charge of leading the
attack on the South, Omaha Savings
bank. A bank at Fremont, one at
Oakland, a bank in Council Bluffs, a
bank at Logan and. two other towns
in Iowa are said "to be included in
the raid by the gang.
S Safes' Were Spotted.
f'I was also informed that four of
the most expert members of the gang
had been intrusted with the job oM
looting the sate of the Burgess-lash
company and several other Safes in
Omaha had been spotted.
"I gathered the information that
StewarV, whom we arrested at Blair,
was engaged as one of the 'location
spotters' of the gang, whose duties
included the visiting of small towns
and getting the lay of the land
abound small banks. Stewart is said
tol possess the ability to throw his
Hands out of joint and pretend to
1e a cripple, getting permission
from the respective town authori
ties to sell leaa pencils on the streets,
as a blind as to his true occupation.
"We checked up. on the member
of the gang, whom we had met at
Oakland and to whom we posed as
members of the gang, ahd found that
he hadgdisappeared since --the arrest
of the alleged 'members of the gang
at the Flatiron hotel."
Couple Held in
Alliance May Be
Red-Haired Woman, Dressed
in Man's Clothing, and In
jured Mail Sought by Po
lice of Three Cities.
Alliance, Neb., Nov. 27. (Special
Telegram.) The arrest .here of a
man with a gunshot wound in his
shoulder, giving the name of William
Henry Kimble, tnd a red-haired
woman dressed in man's clothing and
representing herself toe Kimble's
wife, has attracted the attention of
the authorities of three other towns
in which it is believed the couple
are wanted on serious charges.
The pair are said to answer the
description of a man and a woman
who escaped from Bayard in an au
tomobile following a revolver battle
on the night of October 16, in which
Deputy City Marshal Jan Lindgreen
was shot to death by one of the
bandits and in which a man answer
ing Kimble's description shot and
seriously wounded Deputy Marshal
Charles Webb. The man who shot
Webb was himself wounded in the
shoulder by that officer, but escaped
in an automobile in company with a
Register As Brothers.
The couple registered at a room
inghouse as Joe and Henry Smith
and posed as brothers. They claim
their1 home is in Cheyenne, Wyo.,
and that they were en route to Chey
enne from a visit with relatives at
Edgar, Neb. Following their ar
rest County Attorney Basye received
a message from the sheriff at Clay
Center, the county seat of the county
! in which Edgar is located, stating
j that' warrants had been issued there
for the arrest of the couple. The
! woman is charged with bigamy and
The sheriff also informed the
county attorney that he had received
a message from Charles E. Gooden
of Cheyenne, .who says he is the
woman's husband stating he would
come to Edgar and file a charge
under the Mann act against the cou
ple. Gooden ' did not known that
the couple had been arrested here.
Kimble claims he received the gun
shot wound while out hunting and
that he went to a hospital in Chey
enne, October 17. the day following
the Bayard shooting. He claims the
wound was caused by a shotgun ac
cidentally discharged in the hands
of his oldest son. Officers here al
lege the wound was made by either
a rifle or revolver bullet. The ban
dit who escaped from Bayard was
shot through the shoulder with a
'.large caliber revolver,
Handling of Aland Islands
Dispute Being Watched With
Interest ,hy Both Sides
America Is Represented
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chic ago Trlhftip-Omaha Itee Laaied Wire.
Washington, Nov. 27. Because of
the important bearing it will rjave
upon tfie league -of nations contro
versy, the dispute between Finland
and Sweden over the Aland islands
will probablyv figure largely in
the debate in th senate, when the
question of American policy is
brought up by the new administra
tion. . '
The Aland islands case, one o' the
five now before the council of the
league, is regarded as the most im
portant. It will not only serve in
large measure as a test of the ability
of the league to settle international
disputes, but will reveal the methods
by which it is to go about this task
and the principles upon which it pur
poses basing its action.
The members of the irreconcilable
group in the .senate are on the alert
to discover in" this case, confirma
tion of the objections which they
have made against the league, as it
involves more than any other of the
five now pending, most of the points
of which have been brought up in
the senate debate. Reports from Ge
neva indicate that the proponents "of
the league hope to demonstrate by
the settlement of the Aland islands
controversy, its capacity as a work
ing institution ajid the practicability
of the ideas norm which it was
Opponents Watch Outcome.
On the oiher hand, if the decision
of the council proves unsatisfactory,
if it leads to the creation of another
Alsace in the Baltic region, or if
t is based upon political expediency
instead of international law, it un
doubtedly W-ill be seized upon by the
opponents of the league in the senate
as an, illustration of the futility of
attempting to keep the world's peace
by such an institution the league.
American interest in the Aland is
lands controversy is not confined
solely to the effect the proposed
settlement might have on the atti
tude of the United States toward the
league of Rations., At the request
of the council of the league, Judge
Abram I. Elkus was designated by
President Wilson unofficially to
serve as a member o the commission
which isvnow making an investiga
tion of the dispute.
This commission is now at Stock
holm. Later it will go to the Aland
islands and to Finland. Upon the
results of its investigation it will
base its commendations to the
council of the league for a settle
ment of the dispute. The American
point of view, therefore, will be pre
sented in the preliminary delibera
tions even though the United States
lias held aloof f.rom the league.
Presents Complex Case.
The dispute over the Alands pre
sents a most complex case, similar
in some respects to the Fiume ques
tion, which disturbed for so long,
the peace of the Adriatic. On the
one side the 25,000 inhabitants of
the islands who, backed by the Swed
ish government, ask to be permitted
to decide their political future on
the basis of the principle of self
determination. On the other are the
Finns and 375,000 Swedes of Fin
land poper, who insist that the
islands belong to Finland. An ar
bitrary settlement, therefore, by the
league of nations might easily create
a situation which, instead of preserv
ing peace in the Baltic, would pro
duce constant disturbance.
, Infrest in the case in Washington
centers mainly upon the methods by
which the council of the league pro
noses to settle the Aland island case.
The fact that Finland is a small and
weak nation compared to Sweden
and will be virtually helpless in the
event of an adverse decision, has
been taken into consideration. If
the council follows the old methods
of political expediency and disposes
of the case arbitrarily, without re
gard to the canons of international
law, it9 action will un "oubtedly en
courage opposition to ie league in
the senate. .
. WHERE TO FIND .
the Big Features of
THE SUNDAY BEE
It's Out of Style to Grow Old
Part 4, Page 1.
Omaha Old and New Roto
gravure Section. Page 1.
The Union Pacific's First Big
Train Robbery Part 4, Page 1.
How the City Manager System
of City Government Works . in
Other Cities Part 4, Page 8.
Movie Stars in Rotogravure
Rotogravure Section, Page 2.
"The Brute," by James J. Mon
tague Part 4, Page 8.
Gibson's Cartoon Part 4,
Sports Part 3.
Women's News and Features
Classified Ads Part 3, Page 5-8.
Heart Secrets of a Fortune Tel
lerPart 2, Page 8.
Editorial Part 4, Page 4.
Letters of a Home-Made Man to
His Son Part 4, Page 8.
For Boys and Girls Part 4,
Pane ? - .
13 Passengers of
Ice-Bound Wreck Victims
Had Been Wandering oil
Ice in Arctic Sea 2 Weeks
San Francisco, Nov. 27. A thrill
ing tale of the rescue ot 13 ice-bound,
starving passengers of a passenger
steamer which had been wrecked
near Cape Prince of Wales, was told
here on the arrival of the whaler
Herman, one of the licet, operated
by H. Liebes & Co.. furriers, from a
cruise into the Arctic sea.
The whale was loaded down with
whale o'l, furs, salt fish and whale
bone, a cargo valued at $200,000.
The rescue was effected after the
shipwrecked passengers had been
wandering over the ice for two
weeks without food. There were
three women in the party and they
told of how they had bdked the last'
of their provisions into small sized
cakes, giving one to each passenger.
When found the passengers were
nearly exhausted. Captain C. T.
Pederson, skipper of the whaler, was
recommended for official commenda
tion by the authorities at Nome.
An attempt was made by the party
of the Herman to rescue the lone
survivor of the Stephenson expedi
tion, who, if still alive, is at Banks
Land. Three men were brought out
from this place by the Herman on its
last cruise. , The lone survivor is be
lieved to have a fortune in furs.
Fifty miles was the closest the party
attempting the rescue could get to
the place where the survivor is be
lieved to be . On the way nortlythe
Herman took supplies to the Pres
byterian hospital at Point Barrows.
But One Mishap.
In the whaling expedition there
wa's but one mishap and that was
when a giant bowhead, harpooned
by members of a boat in the com
mand of Theodore Pederson, son of
the captain, and a veteran of five
cruises into the frozen north, showed
fight. The boat was upset and the
men rescued only aftcj their lives
' The Esquimaux have become inde
pendent owing to the increase in
tho value of furs, according to
George Goheen, company represent
ative, who made the trip. He says
they arc wallowing in filth, refusing
to hunt f6r furs, employing the less
independent members of the tribe to
do the work for them. The natives
generally, says Goheen, are in poor
Officers Are Transferred.
Officers Hcald, McClegnehan and
Reiglcinan, on duty as special offi
cers of the traffic squad to check
parking time of automobiles in the
restricted downtown areas, ' have
been transferred back to the duties
of patrolmen, effective Monday,
Gift to Shoe Fund
Contrihutions Come From
Shuhert and Other Towns
Numerous and big were tlrj
Thanksgiving offerings to The Bee's
fund to provide warm, stout shoes
for the young children of father
less, worthy, poor families in
From Shubert, Neb., came an
anonymous contribution of $20.
From two Nebraska towns
$10 contributions. Other
hearted people helped the
alone with sums down to $1.
- From the money acknowledged
yesterday new shoes were bought for
10 boys and girls little, thinly-clad,
shivering boys and girls whose
gratitude for the new shoes was
And still the line of little wails,
victims ot circumstances- far beyond
their control, comes for help. .
You may be one of those who will
have the pleasure and credit of put
ting shoes on these little feet. If
you can, .and will help, just send or
bring yoiir gift to The Bee office. It
will be turned quickly into shoes
for waiting feet.
Previously reported S'JDJ.SO
TIioiiih I. 'rnne 5.H0
Mary HncliteH l.0
A ThunLairlvlllir lift. Shubert. Nell. 20.IMI
I xh. Klilnev. la '.'.OO
Alice Houghton. Hampton, Neb...
Dr. mid Mrs. K. I.. Ralph, Kim
Delia Evans, Itoone, Neb
Army of Mexico Is Held
Under Rigid Discipline
Mexico City, Mex , Nov. 27.
Mexico's army is being held under
the most rigid discipline and insub
ordination is severely punished.
Death sentence for insubordination
has been imposed upon Sub-Lieut.
Hcrminio Valasquez, of the 56th
battalion, for an act of insubordi
nation in the state of Tamaulipas.
Lieutenant Velasquez will be shot.
New Use, for Pcramhulators
Is Found by Aurora Woman
Aurora, 111., Nov. 27. The baby
buggy has been pressed into service
at Geneva as a carrier of liquor.
Mrs. Joseph Ravinski was pushing
the perambulator fron St. Charles lo
Geneva, when City Marshal Nclsoa
of Geneva, wise to the ways of baby
buggies, peered under the cover and
discovered a gallon jug of whisky.
He arrested Mrs. Ravinski.
New York Roads Enjoined
From Raising Rates
New York, Nov. 27. All railroads
operating in New York state have
been restrained from raising their in
trastate rates next Monday, Deputy
Attnrnpv P.pnrral Vr'.v'urA A f irif-
fin "announced hcre today in making
I'uunc icnipoiary injunctions isjiucu
by Supreme Court Justice Cropsey
late last night, " .
Says Cost Plus
System in Ship
! Witness Testifies Before Con
j gressional Committee That
Fitting of Single Hinge
New York, Nov. 27. Testimony
tending to show alleged abuse of
the cost-plus form of contract in re
pairs to shipping board vessels was
given here today before the con
gressional committee investigating
shipping board affairs by Harold F.
Ilanes, an examiner of the board's
The witness said that at Norfolk,
V'a., he saw a bill for $18, which had
been paid for putting a 50-cent hinge
On a galley door.
He testified that 25 men had been
sent aboard a ship in the same port
and remained there from 7:30 a. m.
Monday, to the same hour the fol
lowing Monday, and were allowed
pay for 39 hours a day. On another
occasion, he said, 12 carpenters were
put to wotk at one time in a wire
less room of a ship which measured
4 by 4 fect.
Hanes also testified to investigat
ing gifts of watches and stock to
shipping board employes.
Short deliveries and overcharges
for beef furnished to the emergency
fleet ships also wa alleged by
Hanes. He said 24 cents a pound
was paid for 11-cenf beef.
Pavment of a commission of
$1,000 on an order of $4,000 to a
ship captain at Portland, Ore., also
was testified to by Hanes. The
name of the ship was not given. The
commission, he said, was paid by
the Portland branch of a Boston
ship supply firm.
Discovery of silverware marked
"U. S. Shipping Board" in a hotel
at Yokohama and street vendors
selling shipping board linen at La
Pallice also was testified to by
Hanes. He said he did not know
whether these matters had been in
vestigated. Wage Cut Announced.
Pell City, Ala., Nov. 27. A 20
per 'cent reduction in the wages of
all employes, effective Monday, was
announced by the Avondale Cotton
Sunday possibly rain.
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Trotect shipments durlna; the next to
36 hours from temperatures an follows
North and west, 3i decrees. Shipments
east and aoutU can tia mad itely, M ,
diaries Young Tells Govern
ment Doctors of Long Ride
In Auto at Night With
U. S. Will Prbe Charges
Washington, D. C, Nov. 27.
(Special Telegram.) United Slates
department of Health officials have
instigated an investigation into the
mysterious disappearance from the
Madison county Nebraska poor farm
of Charles Young, afflicted with
leprosy, whom they found in a
Washington rooming house and have
interned in the district quarantine
According to Dr. W llham C.
Fowler, health officer, Young told
him that he was taken from the Mad
ison county farm by county officer
at night in an automobile and they
forbade him to return. He says be
was taken about 60 miles from th
farm, given a big dinner and advised
to get on a train and out of the
Found in Rooming House.
Young talked freely to the health
officers, admitting that Omaha doc
tors had pronounced his disease lep
rosy, and told of his travels through
eight states unmolested after he left
Madison county in July. He said
he had been living in Washington in
a public rooming house since Sep
tember. It was learned that Young was in
Washington when he went to a phy
sician to be treated for a minor
complaint. Dr. Fowler was called
and held a clinical examination, de
claring the disease unquestionably
leprosy.Dr. Fowler said that Young's
body was ocvered with spots and
Young is a veteran of the Spanish
American war and says he came to
Washington to settle a pension claim
for disability due to rheumatism. He
says he served in Cuba and is of the
opinion he contracted the disease
while in the army. He told health
r fficers that snots first appeared on
his body while employed at the T,'.
S. Naval Station. Kev West. Fla. He
j then went to Hot" Springs, Ark.,
where he stayed for eight weeks.
May Be Returned.
Young's wife lives in Florida and
he was employed by a bridge con
struction firm in Madison county
vhen his disease first came to pub
lic notice. A hut was erected for
him on the Madison 'county poor
farm where he was kept isolated
but not under guard. County offi
cials in Madison county denied any
knowledge of his escape early this
month. When the fact was made
public they declared that he must
have become lonesome and walked
off during the night.
The health service will keep
Young in Dr. Fowler's jurisdiction
pending a probe into his charges
that Madison , county officials
ordered him out of the county and
assisted him by furnishing an auto
mobile to transport him from the
Following the investigation it is
probable that Youner will be
returned to Madison county at the
county's expense. Later he will
probably be taken to the Louisiana
lepersorium which is maintained by
the government. The public health
officers think the much dreaded dis
ease has been conquered and it is
probable that Young will be given
the chaulmoogra oil treatment. Doc
tors say he has not yet reached the
Jury Favors County in
Suit for Autoist's Death
A verdict in favor of Douglas
county was rendered yesterday by a
jury in federal court in the $50,
000 damage suit brought against the
county by William S. Weathers, ad
ministrator of the estate of Everett
Weathers, for the death of Everett
Weathers on the Dodge street road.
This verdict was in compliance
with instructions by Federal Judge
Wade to the effect that negligence
on the part of the driver of the car
in which Weathers was riding in
attempting to make a sharp turn
on the road while traveling at the
rate of 35 miles an hour was re
sponsible for the machine turning
over and causing Weathers to die
from injuiies received.
The Weathers estate claimed that
faulty road construction was rc
sponsible for the accident.
Sioux City Youths Plead .
Guilty to Breaking Jail
Sioux City, , Nov. 27. lohn
Hughes, J. C. Bowers and W. C. '
Wiseman, who with two othe
youths, escaped from the county jail
here October 18, pleaded guilty to
breaking jail and were sentenced tn
serve 10 years each in the state re
formatory. The other two have not
Tacoma Smelter Announces
50 Cents Per Day Wage Cut
Tacoma, Nov. ".The Tacoma
smelter posted notices to its em
ployes that 50 cents a dav reduction
in wages will become effective at
once. Five hundred men ;iru af
fected. It was announced the cut
is made necessary by the low price
of copper ore, which is below the
prewar price, -
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