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VOL. L NO. 29.
SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1921.
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Undir Act ot Jfnrt
Buckeye Team Goes Down to
Defeat Before Blue and Gold
In New Year's Contest
' - ' A( Pasadena.
Huge Crowd Sees Game
Tournament Park, Jan. 1. Cali
fornia's unbeaten foot ball eleven
outplayed Ohio State in the annual
Tournament of Roses game here to
day and won, 28 to 0. . '
The blue and gold men, champions
of the Pacific coast , conference,
proved their superiority in every
Mancivot the game and at no time
did Ohio threaten the California
Out of a sky almost clear the sun
blazed down ou the reen turf of
Tournament park here today, before
the whistle scut the Ohio State uni-
ve rsity and the University of 'Cali
fornia foot ball teams against each
r.thcr in the annual Pasadena New
Year's day game.
In the press box and stands many
sat in shirt sleeves. As the time
or the game approached, a cooline
wind came in from the Pacific. Of
ficials estimates put the .attendance
fit 42,000 with thousands unable to
v gain admittance.
- College yells split the air as the
. rival teams trotted onto the field
for warming up before the whistle.
. Graduates and former students of
( Big Ten schools and former, Ohio
people sat in the Buckeve rootine
section, awhile Across the field theJ
blue and gold colors , marked the
California cheer section.
, . The California ' band inarched
across the field,' stopped in front of
the blue and gold section and
played the "Star-Spangled Banner,"
while the players stopped their prac
v tice and the spectators stood with
v- heads bared.
. . CallforniaWins Toss. ,
First Period California" won the
toss and chose to defend the south
goal.- "Hoge" Workman kicked off
v tor Ohio. Nisbct took the ball and
f returned it a short distance to the
,.ij)-.vard Jine, made two yards around
right end but on the next play was
; nailed behind the line. . Nisbet then
,. kicked to Stinchcomb who was
downed by Mitller with no gains.
, Stiiichdomb starting the Ohio of
fensive, gained 'three yards thrbugh
the California ;line. Two more at
. tempts at line, plays failed. Work
' man - punted to California's 30-yard
'Sprott- took four- yards through.
Ar. line, but California was held on
the" next line plnyc ands kicked.
j Stephens recovered the ball for Cstli
fornia when Ohio State -fumbled on
lt he. -Buckeye 30-yard line' A for-
''f wKrd pa'ssSprott to Multev, gained
. 15 yards for California and 'put the
California, team on Ohio's'' 15-yard
5hie.' Sprott circled the Ohio right
end, "and in, a surprise play to the
. Ohio four-yard line, and a line buck
took it to Hie middle westerners' six
inch line. Sprott took the' ba!l in
another line play for California's
first touchdown. Toomey kicked
the goal, making the score 7 to 0
in favor of California.
"Workman JCicks Off. ' "
Again Workman kicked off for
. Ohio.' . Erh returned five yards to
the 30-yard line, but 'California was
; fienalizcd IS vards. . for -holding.
Tooiney lost on an attempted end
run and Nisbct punted. Ohio State,
in its first forward pass, H. Work
man to N. Workman, gained 20
yards, but fumbled. Stinchcomb re
covered. Two Ohio line plays took
the ball,to California's 20-yard line
and Blair went through the blue and
gold right tackle to the 8yard line,
where "Hoge" Workman fumbled,
(Turn to raft Five, Column Two.)
'Passenger Fare Law
;:. Is Upheld in Report
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 1. (Special.)
-The 2-cent passenger ' fare law
passed in 1917 is upheld in the report
of Special Master John F. Stdut of
- Omaha, who recommends ' to the
'-federal court that the petition of the
Rock Island against the state .rail
way commission be dismissed.
The Rock Island initiated the 3
cent fare after obtaining a temporary-injunction
of the 2-cent fare. Stout's findings
were filed in federal court today and
an in direct contradiction- to those
of Spcial Master Frank S. Gaines,
who-several months ago held in fa
ver of the Missouri Pacific in jte
fight against the 2-centvfare. -The
two reports are now up to
Federal Judge Munger for final de
British Naval Expert
Ad vocates Sinking
Ut All battleship
at inn i i
hli-ago Trilxme-Omahn lire. 1.nHd Wje
New York, Jan. 1. Lieut. Com
mander 1. VI. Kenwortby. M. P.. .well
, known British txpert on naval af-
fairs, cables as follows:
"The best that could possibly hap
pen to the world is this: -"At
a certain hour on a certain
day and a certain month, to be ar
ranged, every ship of war belonging
i to every nation should be taken into
deep wafer and sunk with a pre-ar-
pavies of. all nations being liheTally
-i.-evsioned. their pensions depending
upon their not agitatingMor more
v No New Professors.
Berlin. Jan. 1. The title of.o-
fe.-sor has lint been conferred in Ger
many for a year, and there is much
aibsatisiaction in university circles.
will Joe oucmi uemer ui ufcso.
Regal omp and Ceremony That Has Surrounded
Chief Executive tinder Present Administration
"Will, Be BanisheHVvWhen - President-Elect
Takes Office ates Will Be Open."
By DANIEL to. CHURCH.
luterimtlmml N Srvlc Htnff
Washington, Jan. . 1. It looks
like a bad four yetfr for the "roy
alty" at the White House.
Regal mannered servants and' flun
kies xwho have lorded it to their
supreme delight for many, years at
the White House are likely to rind it
necessary to drop their royalty mien
when President-elect Harding takes
up his abode in the Pennsylvania
Next to ;.n outcast duke a White
House servant is quite the most re
gal person in-the United States.
Hardings Are Democratic.
The Hardings are about as demo
cratic people as there are in the
United States. 4
Either the Hardings or the White
House "royalty" must ch;i'ge thir
ways," and the odds are in favor of
the Hardings remaining democratic.
vThe White House gates are going
to be open for the ifext four years
Mrs.. Harding promises it. i
The White House is going to be a
social center again and the Hardings
are going to entertain their friends.
The stately old mansion is going to
have new visitors in the next admin
istration. Daugherty to BesFavored.
Harry M. Daugherty will probably
(Te one of the most frequent visitors
and he is not likely to tolerate the
royal deference of the White House
servants which has been paid Col.
House and Bernard Baruch."
Instead Daugherty, who is a Co
lumbus, O., lawyer of .bluff good-na-frred
manners, will stalk into the
White House with as little ceremony
as tie has stalked into the Marion
home of the Hardings for the "last
20 years. Daitghcrty will probably
be a cabinet iticmber.sbut this, won t
change his manrfcr or unassuming
OhiOvMan Is Visitor.
Tf Harry Daugherty is a frequent
White1 House visitor it is a safe bet
that Jess W. Smith of Washington
Courthouse, 0., will also be a fre
quent visitor at the presidential man
sion. Wherever Daugherty is there
is Smith, and Jess is already pretty
close to the president-elect and con
sidered a part of the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beale Mc
Lean, social leaders of Washington,
are close friends of the Hardings and
they will be frequent guests at the
White House. . Mrs. McLean, who
jS a motion, picture, fan and who has
made reU and reels of pictures pi
- ? preMtknt-cleeir will pi
lake pv-er thF management o
Street Rail way
Head ito Favor
1 Of Toll Bridge
Company Planning to Provide
Structure Adequate N for
Many Years, Says
- W. A. Sniith.
The" prime need in the way of
bridgefacilities betwpen Omaha and
Council Bluffs at the present time
is for a bridge carrying i double
street car track, with a roadway
for other vehicles on either side, as
well as sidewalks for pedestrians, ac
cording to ' a letter from W. A.
Smith, president of the Omaha and
Council Bluffs Street Railway Co.,
to Mayor Smith. . " -
The letter was in reply to a com
munication from the mayor, asking
whether the traction company would
consider a proposition of enlarging
the present Douglas street bridge
and qpening it as .a free, bridge.
"We do not believe it is economi
cally sound to build such a struc
ture at the expense of all the tax
payers' for the -benefit only of those
who use it. residents and nonresi
dents alike," wrote Mr. Smith. "We
believe that the cost should be
borne by those who use it. In oth
er words, we believe that a toll
should be collected to pay formnin
tcnance, ' depreciation, operation,
taxes and interest on the invest
ment." Mr. Smith added . Ihe following:
"We have, the matter up actively
at this time and expect to proceed
with our pl.au to provide a structure
adequate for all purposes for many
years to come, as soon as we feel
assured that we are safe in making
the additional investment. S
"Since our plans do not coincide
with fhe plan you have in mind, we
aie obliged to decline. your kind in-
vitaiion to comer wnn me engineers
retained bjr the city of Omaha." ,
Beware! Friend Wife!
Are Easy to'Vairtp"
London, Jan. 1. Wdmen with
blue-eyed husbands, and" girls en
gaged to be piarried to blue-eyed
men, will be relieved to know that
the warning of Thomas Luijisden of
Leeds need not be too closely foi
bands are blue-eyed.-
Mr. Lumsden has come to the . de
pressing conclusion after 17 years ai
general- relieving officer for" Leeds
that 90 per cent runaway hits
are blue-eyed. V .
But then the majqrity of num.'.as
well as women, have blue eyes.
'Dr. IL'G. Critchlcy, a famous ocu
list" who has examined 'the, eyes of
oyer 50,000 chitclren, said that there
is a popular opinion -that certain Col
ored eyes denote certain psychologi
cal tendenci of characteristics. "But
the idea is a complete fallacy. Sev
enty per cent -of people in this
country have eyes of some shade of
blue and the color of the eyes gkes
ao clue to persona! charactef,"
of the White Halite motion picture
The president usually has a physi
cian from the army or naval medical
corps. Dr. C. E. Sawyer is the Hard
ing' family physician, adviser and
friend. He is over 60 and probably
couldn't be made an admiral or a
major-general, but Dr. and r Mrs.
Savryrr arc certain to spend a good
bit of their time about the White
Senator Lodge and sonie other re
publican leaders will probably be
frequent visitors at the White House
for business reasons, but the senators
who will slide into the White House
in the evening on pleasure bent will
probably be Senator Fred Hale, of
Maine, Senator ' Frclinghuysen of
New Jersey, and Senator Davis El
kins of West Virginia. These men
have long been playmates of the
president-elect and they know hw
to make a bridge game interesting
for either Senator or Mrs. Harding.
The chanofs are ten to one that most
of their evening calls at the White
House will be sanscvening clothes,
too,' fori they are as ardent advocates
of informality as the president-elect.
Necessity may make the White
House, under tiie Hardings a social
center. The habits of the Hardings
will make the White House a home,
a. typical American home without
form, pomp or ceremony. "
So, altogether, it looks lik-e a' hard
four vcars for the White Hlouse
"royally." , ' i
"I . ir-h m I
In iSiP Meet
Twenty State Agricultural Or
ganizations Will Hold An
nual Combined Convention
In Lincoln This Week.
Lincoln, Neb.," Jan. 1. The big
event of the annual meetings of the
state agricultural associations in
Lincoln January 3 to 7jvill be the
joint session -of all the, prganiza
tions ittthe- Lincoln city auditorium
Wednesday aftefti3ofi; -"'"GSVcmor
Mclyelvie vfill preside, and among
the speakers will be it. J. Waters,
editor of the Kansas Cifv Weekly
Star and .art intcrnationaTigure in
agriculture,' and Secretary Craig of
the organization promoting the deep
Avaterway, from the Great Lakes to
the Atlantic ocean.
I Mr. Waters was formerly dean, of
the Missouri ' Agricultural college
and president of the Kansas State
Agricultural college. He was. prom
inently mentioned" for secretary of
agriculture in President Wilson's
cabinet- and has Been mentioned for
the same , position in President
elect Harding's cabinet. The "gov
ernment sent hi'm to the Philippine
lsla;ids to investigate agricultural
conditions. . t
Chicago a Seaport.
In bringing the lakes-to-ocean
project before the Nebraska farm
ers at the annual meetings, the com
mittee in charge of Organized agri
culture says the goading ot. ocean
going vessels at Chicago means a
big tiling' tivthe-corn aild wheat belt.
It would place the seaports -within
1,000 miles of Nebraska farmers and
result in a material saving in freight
The meetings this year will be the
twentieth annual gatherings of the
state agricultural associations. Be
tween '3.000 and 5,000 farmers usu
ally attend. This is the first year
the railroads have granted reduced
fares, and the committee in charge
believes that this, plusintense inter
est of farmers in organization, will
mean at least normal attendance.
Several of the meetings this year
are of unusual importance. The Ne
braska Farm Bureau federation will
meet for the first time a"? an effec
tives organization. It now represents
between 40,000 and 50,000 farmers
and a campaign is under .way to
increase the membership.
Other strong organizations meet
ing' during the week are the'Nebras-
ka Crop Growers' association, -theJ
.Nebraska' Mate .Horticultural so
ciety, the Nebraska Dairymen's asso
ciation, the Nebraska Home Econ
omics association, the Nebraska Im
proved Live Stock Breeders' associa
tions, the Nebraska Farm Equipment
association. In. all about 20 organ
izations will meet.
Some of the organizations are old,
this being the 52d annual meeting
of the State Horticultural society.
Many of the noted men of the pjo
neer age of the state were members
of this society. The Nebraska dairy
men will hold their 36th ; antyinl
meeting, and the women will have
their 16th annual gathering
While the majority of the speakers
on thc-A-arious programs are Nebras
ka men and women, "therarc a num
ber from "other states and several
VitfT ' national reputations in their
particular lines. The live rtocU men
will hear some of the noted educators
of the day, such ?.s Prof. A. M.
Paterson of the Kansas State agri
cultural, college, a sheep authority of
considerable repute, and Prof. L. A.
Weaver of the Missouri Agricultural
CtitJege, a hog. authority.
Philip S. Rose, agricultural engi
neering editor of Thei Country Gen
tlemai, is on the prouram of the Ne
braska Farm Equipment association.
G. S. Phillips of the International
Apple Growers' association of Roch
ester, X. Y., and R. A. Emerson,
(Turn to rune Tn, Column Oue.)
" ' .. i '
''Welcome to Our City" Sigu
Haugs Out to Greet New
Year Formal Ceremonies
Muk Passlui' of Year.
'Onward Omaha,' Slogan
Xineteen-twc.nty-one was given a
real "Welcome-to-our-city," recep
tion ill Omab i.
In ,the receiving line were 200,000
Omahans ,vho resolved to begin
forthwith to promote .the "Onwar'd
Omaha," spirit; each todo his or her
part, whettier great or small, to make
1921 the best year for Omaha.
The formal ceremony of observing
the .old year pass out, and -of greet
ing the. new cycle of. time, occurred
between twilight ofFriday and the
dawning of the morrow. The cele
brations were as varied as the minds
of m. Watch services in thurches,
partiesvin private residences, all sorts
Lof functions in hotels, clubs, dance
nans; specui penormances in me
theaters, and other form of diver
tisements marked the advent of
'another year. - .
Sunshine Sfarts Day. y
I New Year's morning broke with a
Flood-of sunshine, silollowec by gath
ering clouds. The holiday spirit
was observed in a quicvay, follow
ing the, .more or less noisesohie
demonstrations of New Year's eve.
Business igenerally was suspended
for the day and the hours were spent
by many in a retrospection of the
year that has gone and the year that
is to be.
It mav'be said that Omaha did
its .'celebrating Friday night and
ignored the alarm clock Saturday
"City, county and federal offices
were closed and even the mail car
riers enjoyed a whole day of rest in
which to Recover from the Christ
Omaha will cutgr upon the serious
busyness of another year, Monday
morning, with the slogan, "Let's
go!" resounding up and down the
lines. . , ' - i' , '
Blessings on Earth.
. Solemn high mass was observed
at 11 Saturday morning in St. Ce
celias cathedral, where Archbishop
Harty adjured his hearers to be
mindful of the wisdom, power and
goodness of God.
"God's blessings are not confined
to heaven, but are at the service of
men on earth, today," said -the arch
bKshorr. ' VS' e must' co-operate with
fidelity, have an acknowledgement
of God s goodness, and manitcsva
zeal for God's interests, and then
these blessings will be bestowed
;The speaker emphasized the im
portance of perseverance and Earn
estness in everyday life. TJe stressed
the value of adopting high , moral
standards for the new year and ex
pressed , the hope that Omaha will
press forward to greater things jn
its religious and 'educational life,
as well as in commercial activities.
He looked with hope and courage
toward the new year and said -he
was confident that, Omahans will
take pride in making this city a place
of spiritual as well as. aterfal
Special Musical Program. '
Rev. G. A. Smistol and Rev. T. J.
Fortune, assisted the service. A
special musical program was given
under the direction of Dr. R. Mills
Silby. During the communion a
.group of carols were sung.
Dean J. A.: Tanconk conducted
holy communion at Trinity rathedral
at 10 a. m. This simple service was
observed generally in the Episcopal
churches, where watchnight services
also were held. Religious and so
cial watchnight services were held
at Trinity Methodist chuVch and
Dietz Memorial Methodist church.
The' custom .of exchanging New
Year's calls was observed by many
in Omafia. . -
Monday will mark the beginning
of school after a vacation of two
weeks. Business men . will begin
their inventories and th6 new year
book will begin to record entries
Captain of Life-Saving
Crew Awarded Gold Medal
Chicago, Jan. 1. CaptT" John 0.
Anderson, in charge hf the coast
guard station at the mouth o,f Chi
cago river, has heeii awarded -the
gold medal of the Treasury depart
ment, the highest award for saving
lives. - ' , - ' ' '.'-,
The award was made for the rescue
of 17 members of the crew, of the
wrecked steamer, R. E. Runnells at
Grand Marais, Mich. ."November 14,
1919. The region of Grand Marais,
according to the inscription on the
medal, is the "graveyard of the Great
lakes." i -1 , '
: 2 i : .
WHERE TO FIND
the Big Feature of .
The Sunday Bee
The Year 1920 in the Sporting
World Part 3, Page 2. .
The Romance of the- Wires
Part 4, Page 1. '
The "Nixie" Clerk Lives Among
a Stack of Stray. Letters Part ,4,
Page 2. ' '
Married Life of Helen and War
renPart 2, Page 7.
Women's News and Gossip
Part 2. '
Letters of Home-made Father
to His Son Part "4, Page 8.
An Opera Singer Runs an Ele
vator in Omaha Part 3, Page S.
nearr eecreis oi a fortune t
Teller Part 3. Bace 5. X
Montague ,in Prose Part v 4.
Page 8. '
Gibson Cartoon Part 4, Page 8.
' Movie Contest Part t, Page 6.
Amusements Part 4, Pages 5-6-7.
Boys and Girls Part 4, Page 3,
Some Co-Operation NeedediA " 1
- ' ' ICopjrtiht: 1920: By Th Chicago Tribunal '
In 1918, When
In 1920, When a
At Pretent, When the
' Advent of 1921
In Windy City
1 v ' ,
Two Deaths Directly Due to
Wild New Year Celebrations
In Chicago Few Hold
ups Are Reported.
Chicago Tribunr-Omahs liee I.eusrd H ire,
Chocago,' Jan., I. Tragedy ushered
in the NeWYear, two deaths being
due directly to wild - celebrations.
Several persons were injured in a
number of affrays caused by uncon
trolled festivities. There was an un
usual amount of promiscuous shoot
ing, chiefly from, automobiles loaded
with drunken revelers.
A child, whose name was not
learned by the police, was shot and
killed whena. party of intoxicated
celebrants ripped' through the street
near her home, firing off their pistols
as midnight ended.
; Dennis Cobb, 18, was killed by his
sister, Mrs. Lee Jordan. Mrs. Jor
dan was Ipbsent and he brother,
Major 'Barber and Sam Hill, picked
up. two w.omen and took them to the
Jordan residence for -a New Year
party. Mrs. Jordan returned short
ly after midnight and found the
front door locked. She was denied
admittance, so she; fired through the
panel, killing 6obb' instantfy.
' Two Injured m Figlt.
Miss Hazel Lucascy, 20, with some
friends, was' on her way to a com
munity dance when they bumped
into a gang fight. SI15 and Police
man .Frank Hunt, whom the gang
sters Were fighting, were both se
There were some cases, of girls
being abducted, thrown into cars and
carried away by drunken revelers.
The police reported eight holdups,
which is below normal.---.
Generally - this year's celebration
was of a tame nature.' There was
abundant booze and much drunken
ness, but there was an absence of the
old scene of debauchery, numberless
fights in cafes, and in the street rafs
and other characteristics of the days
when saloons ran wide open. The
police were very active and anv
signs of trouble werev quickly
Many Alcoholic Cases.
New York, Jan.' 1. An aftermath
of the New Year's celebration was
found in a number of cacs of acute
alcoholism at the Bellevue hospital.
Several of these cases were suffering
from fractured skulls, lacerations or
other- injunes received 111 accidents
or-brawls- during the New Year cele
bration. , ' . '
- One case resulted in death, accord-'
in? to morgue records, that of John
Wfl soil, 51, an alleged victim of
"lightning 'hootch." John Daly34,
was standing without hat or coat in
a downtown park tdday, waving -his
arms and pointing his hands m an
unusual manner. When quizzed by
a policeman he said he was regulat
ing the traffic. ' He was taken to
Bellevue where he was listed as "al
coholic." Receipts Discontinued for
Special Delivery Letters
EffectiveJanuary 1 the Postotfic
department discontinued the signing
of receipts ott delivery of special de
livery letters. Under the ney sys
tem there will be no wav in which
delays in delivery can be checked,
1 HE'S STOPPED BUYiN&l 7. I , OlSr1?!
r' jwg" iui ! 1
Whnt a Dollar Bought a Dollar t Worth
i Dollar Bought a Half Dollar' i Worth
Dollar Stopped Buying Anything That
High Wage Are Being Yanked Down
Man Who Wasted
Fortune in Youth
Dies at Ft. Crook
'"Coal Oil Johnny! in Service j
Of Burlington Road ,37
' Years, Following Loss
Of His Money.
JohuW. Steele died at. Fort Crook
Uiider his real, name Steele .was
little known beyond the little com
munity of Fort Crook, where he was
station agent for the Burlington
But half a century ago as "Coal
OiV Johnny" Steele was cne of the
most prominent newspaper figures
of the time.
"Coal Oil Johnny" is reported to
have squandered a fortune in his
youth. - The money he received from
oil royalties from property inherited
from a relative. His favorite pas
time, was to throw away currency
while strolling on Broadway in New
The fortune he squandered wafe
estimated at sums ranging frpm
$150,000 to several million. His wife
says the fortune did not exceed the
former figure. ,
Following the loss, of ljis money
Steele went into the service of the
Burlington and has been in the em
ploy of that road 37 years.
Funeral services will be held at
9:30 Monday morning at St. Martins
church, South Side. Burial will be
in Fremont, where Steele formerly
resided. ' - '
Of Lumber Men Called
ncago lnis w
Chicago, Jan. 1. A national con
ference of lumber dealers will be
1 eld here January 5 and 6, at the
request ot Edward limes, head of
a lumber company.
"Lumber manufacture is the sec
ond largest industry in the. coun
try," said Mr. Hines, in issuing his
call, "but it is practically at a stand
still. It is time to take an inven
tory of the facts.
"Buildintr must to on if lumber is
"to be sold. . We are five years be
hind in building. .Building must be
stabilized. ' Lumber prices are below
cost of production just now."
Mr. Hines said the lumber, dealers
would take stock of their business,
including bibor and living costs, and
wages paid, together with considera
tion of steady work1 with a rea
sonable reduction from the present
wage scales, rather than high wages
and periods of idleness..
i : ; ;-ra'r. 'is$
Detroit Cluh Lands Next
Pulitzer Airplaie "Race
New' Yorw, Jan. 1. The Aviation
Country club of Detroit has been
awarded the privilege of hoMing-the
1921 faces for the Pulitzer trophy, to
be held Labor day.
This announcement was made here
tonight. An additioiial prize oi $10.
000 has been offered by the Detroit
Brazilian Congress Adjourns
Rio Janeiro," Dec" 31. Adjourn
ment was taken by the Brazilian con
gress today. The next session will
begin on Majr 3, uexU
to Lower PrictTTeveL
Changes in La ws
J. R. Howard Declares Regu
lation of Co-Operative Asso
ciations Should Be With De- .
partment of Agriculture.
JBy' FRANK RlDGWAY.
lS;i(:iKTrUiinc-Onm!ia.rtie leased Wire.
Chicago, Jan. ' 1. J. R, Howard,
president of the American Farm Bu
reau federation, on his' return from
a trip to AVashington, issued a
statement declaring that ri:e regu
latory power over farmers'. Co-operative
marketing association -should
be in the hands of the United States
Department of Agriculture, rather
than of the federal. trades ronmris
sion. ' . - y' .
He also declared that:
The farmers' co-operative ma-ket-ing
movement must net-be Hindered
by the provisions of the Serman
act. , "..-.'. ''
The federal reserve act should be
amended so as to provide preferen
tial rates "for loans for productive
purposes over loans for speculative
purposes. ' 1 -,'".
The warehouse act should be ex
tended to serve the needs of both
individuals and co-operative asso
ciations and there should be based
upon .it a rural -credit plw which
will enable the farmer, individually
or collectively-.- to 'market his crops
in an orderly fashion. '
The federal bank system should
be extended to provide the farmers
with personal credit, for such pur
poses as buying improved seed, live
stock, machinery and equipment on
the samq general plan as real estate
loans are now provided, - - -
President Howard and Grey Sil
ver, the bureau s Wa shington rep
rescntative, appeared ' before " the
joint committee of a.ricul'ure and
banking and currency of the' senate
and gave the- farmers' views. The
entire marketing .program for the
farmers was discussed, and it w'as
agreed that a more direct marketing
system must be had.
Yank Tennis Players
Make Clean Sweep of
Davis Cup Tourney
Auckland; N. Z" Jan. 1 William
T... Tilden II of Philadelphia and
Win. M. Johnston of San Francisco
mailc a clean sweep of the Dirvis cup
iiawn (emus cuampionsnip Tonrna
it here todw bv defeating: Gerald
i F. I'att-erson and Norman E.
Brookes in the- single events termi
nating the tournament. Tilden de
feated Patterson 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 rmd
6-3, while Johnston heat Brookes
5-7. 7-5. 6-3 and 6-3.
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City Bloc J
Is Swept By
Ncw.ly-Constructed Frame An
ne of High School of '"Com
merce. Is Totally ConA
sunied ly Flames.
Apartment 'Is Burned
x Fire, originating in the new two
story annex just built at an esti
mated cost of"$75,00() for 0:e High
School of Commerce, svcpt before
it everything in the block from
Nineteenth to Twentieth streets,'
Jones to Leavenworth streets, early
Saturday night. The fire was dis
covered shortly after 6 o'clock and
Practically all of the buildings in
the vicinity are frame structures and
offered little resistancd to the march
of the frames. All available fire ap-'
paralus was sent to the scene in an
effort to prevent the fire spreading.
" Apartment Destroyed. -
An apartment 'house at 1959
Jones street was completely de
stroyed. Firemen gave up any at
tempt to saye the building and de
voted their energies to saving other,
buildings in the vicinity. Windows
in the Milton Tind Berkley apart
ments were broken ou by the hea't
and flooded with water. ,
John Liudholm, who resided, in
the apartment, was in the bathtub
when the flames first spread to his
hfune. He narrowly escaped, scanti
ly clad. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gaph,
and son, Arthur, 14, also lived in
the building , and lost all of their
possessions. Mrs. 1. Myrtle Kellv,
public stenographer, lost all of her"
personal belongings, ..;
The Iliglv Schoo of Commerce
building was nearing completion to
care for tlu rapidly increasing num
ber of stirdents. It was a temporary
structure to. be used until the new
$1,000,000 school is completed
Danger Is Past. .
- After an hour the; fire .was still
raging, but firemen 'sbitcd . that all
dauger of spreading vlas past.
The burning buitdingsniade the
streets in the vicinity light as day
and a crowd estimated at 5,000, at
tracted by the blaze, watched 4he
efforts of the firemen. The fact that .
all of the buildings were construct
ed of wood made the fire one of the ,
most spectacular in months. ,
After a conference between Su
perintendent Bevcridfie and Principal-
Porter they announced that '
no pupils were to report until fur
ther notice, '
Dreams of Movie
Posloffice Inspectors Burst
, Picture Bubble of Kansas
, City Corporation. :
Kansas' City,' Jan. 1. Dreams b(
becoming .cinema stars were shat
tered in the minds of' scores ofgirl
throughout the middlcwest as a re
sult ofthe bursting of an alfeged -promotioii.bubble
here, known as the.
Internationa) Pictures corporation. ,
' The scheme, according to lederal
officers, was simple; an advertise
ment placed, in an eastern theatrical
magazine asted.for chorus girls and
leads. The .answers rrtmc quicklv
and then, on beautifully engraved
stationery, the applicants were told
a tale of a trip to California, a char
tered yacht that was to sail the south
seas, drop anchor - at Egypt and
cruise European waters. The onlv
requisite was a deposit of $50, to ,
rv-7 tway tnnosiry seekers.
The.mouey came with answers
such as the following:
"I am 5 feet 4 and-very pretty! En
closed .is S0." . , -
-Then along came the agents of.
the PostofhCe department and spoiled
the' plan. Hifbcrt Settles and his "
wite are under afrest and postofiicc
inspectors say they have scores of
letters from., girls ambitious,, to be
screen heroines and a!s.o ' the en-,
graved replies. " ; .
Omaha Speech Teacher '
Honored at Cleveland
Cleveland, O., Jan. .1. (Special
-Telegram.) Mrs. Sarah II. Barber,
Omaha speech teacher, read two ad- .
dresses Friday night to Cleveland,
0., .speeth teachers. One addrrss
was on Omaha speech coirectjon:
the other on what speech correction
can add to Americanization. "
Mrs. Barber said Omaha hasv
speech correction now to' cover 160
cases, all of which are improving.
Americanization cay be greatly tK-lp-ed
by speech correction by bringing
into it our most modern education
al speech ideals, she declared.
In recognition of her service? Mrs.
Barber was.lectc,d a meiubcr'of thV
American Society of Speech Instruc
tors, the most advanced educational
organization in America.
Farm House Near York
Destroyed by Fire
York, Ceb.. Jan. l.-,'Sp-oal '
Telegram.) Firr destroyed thff
farm house on the Thomas IVnce
farm, nipre miles southeast of this
cily. The house was occupied bv
W. C. Pence, a son, and family.'
The loss is SJ.StW. The family was
away from home when the tire was
discovered ami everything was' de
stroyed. 1 . , , :
200 Ellis F anners Unite
- In Circle Hunt for Wolves
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 1. (Special.)
About W farmers of Ellis held a
circle hunt for wolves. The roundup
took place on the "Dick" Carpenter
place, but no wolves were Mghtcd.
Many jackrabbita w UaciUrdL
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