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Minimum Wage of $150 a
Month Granted by City
Council After Stormy
(Total Increase, $56,000
After exchanging several varie-
tics of folclerol. persiflage and badin
age, the honorable mayor and city
commissioners, sitting yesterday
afternoon as the annual city budget
board in the city couivcil chamber,
voted to allow firemen and policemen
an increase of pay of $10 a month for
this year, beginning January 1.
The approximate total increase of
the fire department payroll for the
year will be $35,000, according to
Commissioner Zimman, and for the
police department, $21,000, accord
ing to Police Commissioner Ringer.
The. increased pay will be a mini
mum of $150 per month for fire
men and patrolmen. :
was the stormiest meeting (if
ecity officials for many weeks, in-.
iiik the field of politics and Hi
ving the presentation of personal
its. ' .
Commissioners. Zimman, Ringer,
Butler, Towl and Falconer voted
for tht Increased salaries of firemen
and policemen; Mayor Smith and
Commissioner Urc opposed the in
creases. 1 ' : - "
Commissioner Ure, superintendent
of the department of public ac
counts ami finance, asserted that the
budget board had only $124,000 to
apportion to the various departments
above the total of last year's general
fund ' of $2,218,000. Commissioner
Ziniman insisted that there was $200,
000 additional, explaining that Mr.
Ure had not, included a prospective
increase in miscellaneous collections.
So the council then proceeded to dis
tribute the $200,000 by allowing ad
ditional amounts over last year's ap
portionments in the following man
ner: -: , ' i . ..
Additional Amounts Allowed.
Fire, $45,000: police," health and
sanitation,, $45,000: electric light
rate case. $10,000; parts and boule
vards. $50,000: public improvements.
$15,000; citv elections, $20,000; public
library, $15,000. . " ' " ;
When that action had been for
mally approved. Mayor Smith turned
to Commissioner Ure and said:
"Now you bring in the resolution;
God only know what it is."
' Commissioner Ure. who stressed
his contention that there was only
S J 24,000 jk Wa4 hw-C!vfivfest ,
Miccessfuily Commissioner .tmman s
ttraumcnt .that there was $200,000. -"There
is $200,000 to spread," said
Ure Makes Hot Reply.
"Go ahead and apportion the
funds as you like," replied Mr. Ure.
with feeling, to Mr. Zimman, adding:
"I think your talk is as wise as
some of the other things you have
"Now. don't get excited!" ' inter
posed the mayor. . '
"I "am sorry to hear this break
between Ure and Zimman; they have
been such good friends recently,"
remarked Commissioner Butler.
"I am sorry to see this sop which
lias been thrown," said the mayor,
referring to increases to the firemen
and policemen. "You forget, Mr.
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Labor Leaders Plan
Early Action. Against
Supreme Court Ruling
Wa.-hington, Jan. 6. Early united
action by organized labor in rcplv
to the decision of the supreme court
ajainst the Machinists International
union, holding secondary boycott il
legal, was predicted by Vt S. Gaut
s'.er acting president, of the union. It
might take the form, he aid, of a
movement to repeal the Sherman.
nti-irust act.' , '
He said the Sherman law was en
acted "to deal with untair combina
tions and it has been utilized togeth
er with the amended Clayton act,
for regulation of trade unions."
Action of the supreme court in
the machinists' case . had nullified
the good of the Clayton act "passed
as beneficial to labor," he continued,
"It now stands in the position of
forbidding labor to seek assistance
of its friends in carrying on a peace
ful campaign against non-union or
Pal ifrtrnia T.orc1atiir
, , Honors Roosevelt's Memory j
Sacramento, Jan. (j. The memory
oi Theodore Roosevelt was honored
by the assembly of the legislature to
day, when that body stood silently
for a minute and then heard a prayer
j; by the chaplain. Rev. William E.
Y Harrison, extrolling the former
president. In calling the assembly to
r . 11V ' l . il l .1.-
order. opeaKcr i nnui recancu iuc
Mr. Roosevelt had died .two years
ago today, and after a brief tribute
suggested the silent moment that
Man Indicted for Theft
Of S105.000 Victory Bonds
Toronto. Jan. 6. John Doughty,
former secretary of Anibrose I.
Small, missing theater owner was
indicted by the grand jury on a
charge, of stealing $105,000 worth of
victory Donas, property or nis ior
meremployer. The jury failed to
report on the charge that Doughty
conspired to kidnap ' Small, whose
tate is unknown.
Former Empress Worse.
Doom, Holland, Jan. 6. Heart at
tacks, to which former Empress
Augusta Victoria has bcei suffering,
have increased in frcquencv during
iht Jast few days,
Mrs. McElhaney Given
30 Years in - Prison
For Barber's Murder
Alliance. Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.
Evelyn Preiss McElhaney, 21, and
pretty, who was convicted by a jury
in district court last month of seconJ
degree murder for the shooting of
Earl B. Anderson, local barber, to
day was sentenced to serve a full
term of 30 years in the state peniten
tiary by Judge W. H. Westoven A
motion for a new trial was over
ruled. To the judge's question as to
whether she knew of any reason
why sentence should not be pro
nounced, she replied in a'clear voice,
"No, , sir," and stood with head
bowed while the sentence was reael.
A few minutes later in the sher
iff's office she broke down and wept
bitterly, stating that she did not de
serve so long a sentence. She will
be taken to the penitentiary at once.
ton Bill to
No State Would Lose Mem
bers Under Plan of New
Measure - California
To Gain Five. J
Washington, Jan. 6. Membership
of the house would be increased to
483 under a bill to be reported to
morrow by Chairman Siegel of the
census committee to fix the reappor
tionment for 10 years under the 1920
census. The bill would mean an in
crease of 48 over the present mem
bership. No state would lose any
Representative SJegel also will in
troduce a constitutional amendment
to limit the size of future houses
r Adoption of the measure would
result in an increase in the total
vote of the electoral college to 579,
making 289 necessary for the elec
tion of a president. The present vote
is 531. makincr 26r
California -would make the largest
gain of new members, five, bringing
her total to 16. Michigan, New
York, Ohio and Pennsylvania would
gainfour each. Illinois and Texas
three, Massachusetts, New Jersey
and North Carolina, two each, while
Alabama, Arkansas. Connecticut,
Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New
Mexico, UKiahoma, Uregon, South
Carolina, Tennessee. Virginia,
Washington, . West Virginia and
Wisconsin ybuld gain one each.
; The basis of representation is
.fixed in thr-committee's bill at one
member f - each- 218.979 inhabitants
as compared to 211,873 as at present.
Members of the committee were
said fa have been -practically, unani
mous 'in support of the bill after an
effort to fix the membership at 460
had failed. . f)
Bootleggers Are v
Galled Bad Crooks
Assistant Chief Says Ageuts
Are Up Against Tough !
. Washington, Jan. 6. Revenue of
ficers under the Volstead act "are
i:p against the toughest proposition
any men e)rer were up against," ac
cording, to' Paul F. Myers, assistant
commissioner of internal revenue,
whose testimony before the house
appropriations committee was made
public today. ;
Myers declared they were dealing
with the worst clement of crooks in
tUe country. '
Commissioner Williams explained
that the department was having dff
";culty in finding the right type of
men to go after violators at the rate
of pay offered and that they were
open to all sorts of temptation, par
ticularly as to bribes.
"Some of them have , fallen, and
that was to be expected," he said.
"When a ' man feels the pinch of
hunger, he is apt to go wrong."
Grandson Asks for Nanie
' Of His Illustrious Sire
Washington, Jan. 6. George Pea
body Eustis, grandson of the late
William W. Corcoran, donor of the
famous Corcoran Art Gallery, today
applied to the courts asking that his
name," that of1 his wife, Rosamond
Street Eustis, and those of their two
little children be changed to Cor
Mr. Eustis explained that he was
anxious that the name of his dis
tinguished grandfather should not
Omahan and Albion, Neb.,
Girl to Wed at Buffalo
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Chris G. Schroeder of
Omaha and Marie E. McAaleer of
Albion, Neb., secured a marriage li
cense here this morning. They stat
ed that they would be married later
in the day and after a brief trip
would take up permanent residence
Former Chilean Minister
, Of Finance at Santiago Dies
Santiago, Chile, Jan. 6. Antonio
!S:e"ra Gallo, former minister of
'finance, died suddenly of heart fail-
ute tins atternoon. - .
Pearl Gray Boudoir
For Police Station
Boston, Jan. 6. A boudoir at
police headquarters, a suite of rooms
finished in, pearl gray and gold with
expensive mirrors, soft-lounges and
easy chairs was begun today. This
xestful " spot in the grim block of
buildings is the department's prepar
ation for the advent of. women to
its ranks. Police women were
authorized recently and it is expected
to have the boudoir ready when they
begin their duties.
Professor Tells Assembly of
Agriculturists at Lincoln
Dairy Bovine Will Tide
Them Through Straits.
Cheapest Food Producer
By PAUL GREER.
Lincoln, Jan. 6. (Special.) The
dairy cow will come to the rescue
of grain farmers who have relied
too much on a single crop for their
profit, according to Prof. J. H.
Ftfandsen, had of the dairy school
of the state agricultural college." at
the Dairymen's association today.
"It is true that in the, last few
years her number has been cut
down somewhat because of the
scarcity and high price of labor,
and the. fact that a satisfactory re
turn for farm operations has 'been
realized by selling direct as a re
sgft of abnormally high prices," he
nfid. "However, the dairy cow has
not been entirely eliminated, but
has gone peacefully chewing her
cud and biding her time to take
hef place as one of the most useful
factors, and perhaps the safest, in
developing a permanent agricultur
al prosperity for the great plains
Similar Experiences Before.
"The situation we are facing to
day is not so very different from
the experiences that are yet w'thin
the memory of the pioneers or Ne
braska. . Sometimes due .to -drouth
and crop failures, sometimes tq low
prices and general hird times, Ne
braska should have been labeled a
near-failure agriculturally had it not
been for the faithful , dairy cow
Many times Sp the past, when the
bottom dropped out of the wheat
market, or the corn, oats Or hay mar
ket, or when the grasshoppers took
the wheat4' and the, hot wind3 the
corn, many a' farmer i managed,
through the dairy cow, to pay the
grocery bills and other urgent ex
penses and in many cases even laid
the foundation for his futtife suc
cess. Furnishes Cheapest Food.
"The dairy cow produces human
food more cheaply than any other
animal ' on - the farm .'and converts
roughage and byproducts of fac
tories and mills into nourishing food
stuffs. One cow, if slaughtered, pro
vides meat for two persons for a
year, while milk from the same cow
will yield equivalent food material
for 20 persons for a ear. Katy
Gerbent-aAJnivetsr! of 'Naftei'
dairy cow, in seven consecutive milk
ing periods has produced as much di
gestible food material as is contained
in the carcasses of 47 steers. The
beef output is also swelled by
slaughter of superannuated dairy ani
mals and of surplus young ones not
needed for breeding.
A man in the dairy business can
better withstand a crisis of low
prices than those engaged in other
lines of farming, he asserted, and
urged greater) milk production, witji
advertising to stimulate consumption.
He said roughage and grains should
be converted into milk on the farm,
instead of all being sold and shipped
, Milk Means Better Children.
"Not only health, but also econ
omy, is served bv increased use of
milk, for at present prices of foods,
rnilk is cheaper than most others,
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Reveals Joy Ride
Of Lincoln Couple
Lincoln, Neb., Jan;. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Police officials, mem
bers of the (Lincoln Vigilance club,
and state agents, spent , a fruitless
thr hours of work early this morn
fng. when it was reported that Miss
Fern Wheeler,-19,- and pretty, had
been kidnaped from her home in
"Miss Wheeler was found at about
3 in the morning, lying on the lawn
about 75 feet from her home, chilled
with the cold and apparently dazed
from the exposure. She was clad
only in her night clothes, stockings,
slippers and her Aithcr's overcoat, ac
cording to the officials who found
her. The girl first claimed, accord
ing to the officers, that she had been
seized by a large man and carried
away in an automobile until she
jumped out a mile from her home
and made her way back.
Later the officers questioned Bern
ard Gil.dea, university student, and
found that the girl and boy had gone
for an automobile ride. Returning,
they had found the house lighted and
cars in front of the house and Miss
Wheeler was afraid to go in because
her parents had objected to her keep
ing company with him. Gildeau is
quoted as saying.
Officers reported that the pur
ported kidnaping turned out to be
nothing , more than a harmless
Two Killed by Explosion
Which Destroys Farm Home
Fort Wayne, Ind., Jan. 6. Two
persons aw dead and two. other in
jured, one probably fatally, as the re
sult of an explosion which destroyed
the home of J. W. Shelter, national
ly known fancy stock raiser, at Au
burn, 20 miles north of Fort Wayne.
The dead are Ebber Sheffer, 24, and
Ellen Sheffer, 12, son and daughter
of .Mr. Sheffer.
Pilots Are Killed.
Arcadia, Fla., Jan. 6. Lieut. Ray-,
mond Brandi of Grand Rapids.
Mich., and Cadet A. C. Pool of Rich
mond Center, Wis., were instantly
killed at Carlstrom aviation field here
this morning when an airplane in
which, they were doing "stunt" fly
ing crashed to the ground and
F7 i 1 JjLfiWd Leaf Lining and
.North Adams, .Mass., Jan. 6. Two
pairs of shoes designed to sell for
$100 a pair and said to be the most
expensive ever made in this -state,
were exhibited at a factory here. One
pair is made of patent leather kid
with pure gold leaf lining and gold
underlining of all perforations, gold
hooks and eyes, and has a $20 gold
piece inserted in the heel on each
The other pair is of tan, with a lin
ing of bright red satin and a gold
watch of the wrist type inserted in
the left shoe just above the ankle.
To Back Fordney
Supporters of Emergency Bill
Encouraged by Announce
ment of Support of Re-
Washington, Jan. 6. Supporters
of the Fordney emergency tariff
were given encouragement today by
the announcement of Chairman Pen
rose of the senate finance committee
that he would use his influence to
obtain passage of the bill. In a
statement issued afttfr his Committee
opened hearings on the measure, he
assured bis republican colleagues he
would join them in pushing the legis
lation, but declared for modification
of the rates in the bill as passed by
- Senate opponents of the bill, how
ever, .were not disheartened by th(
announcement. They were inclined
to accept the public definition of
his attitude as a political move, while
democratic opponents asserted the
statement was issued as a reply to
republican senaters on the commit
tee, who had demanded Mr. Penrose
say, in effect, whether he would
stand with or against them.
Democratic opponents pointed out
that they, with the aid of Senator
Penrose, had obtained open hearings
and expressed confidence that the
story on the "other side" would
carry sufficient weight to make pas
sage difficult, if possible.at all. They
added that they hoped to annex so
many amendments that the house
would reject it in conference.
The house ways and means com
mittee heard more than 20 witnesses
on revision of the Underwood tariff
act. It took up Schedule A, and the
witnesses discussed higher, import
duties on chemicals,, paints and oils.
Hearings will continue' indefi
Board Recommends Exclusion
From Country Secretary
Wilson Appealed To.
.Washington, Jan. 6. Secretary
Wilson of the Labor department, an
nounced today that he had granted
parole to Lord Mayor O'Cailaghan
of Cork; detained at Newport News
by immigration authorities, on his
own recognizance pending decision'
as to his. admission into the country.
Exclusion of Daniel J. O'Caila
ghan. was ordered yesterday at
Norfolk by a board of special in
quiry. O'Cailaghan appealed from
the ruling and the case eventually
will be referred to the State depart
ment for decision as to whether it
will waive the special passport reg
ulation. Meantime. O'Cailaghan himself
has made- an appeal direct to the
Stale department in the hope that
the absence of a passport might not
debar him from the United States.
Judge Landis Issues
" x ' Chicago Breweries
, Chicago, Jan. 6. Federal Judge
Landis issued temporary injunctions
restraining four Chicago breweries
from violating prohibition laws after
Attorney General Brundage had sub
mitted evidence which he said proved
that the breweries had been manu
facturing real beer. He said today's
injunctions were the first step in a
drive against Jocal breweries.
Breweries enjoined were: v The
Primalt Products company, the
United States Brewing company, the
Standard Brewing company and the
HanVnond Brewing company.
James J. Doyle, state' chemist,
testified an analysis of the product
sold showed that it contained from
2.85 to 4.32 per cent alcohol. In
vestigators from Mr. Brundage's
office said it was sold at from $4.60
to $5.75 a case, wholesale.
Legion Posts in Texas to
Oppose Jap Colonization
Brownsville, Tex., Jan. 6. Amer
ican Legion posts of five towns in
the lower Rio Grande valley met at
San Benito last night and formed a
valley council and executive com
mittee primarily for effecting sys
tematic opposition to Japanese
colonization in this sedtion, it was
announced today. It was voted to
invite Senator Bledsoe of Texas to
address mass meetings at Harlin
gen and McAllen to explain the anti
ahen land bill. '
Ship's Crew Refuses to Sail
Pending Wage Settlement
Valparaiso, Chile, Jan. 6. Mem
bers of the crew of the steamship
Renaico, owned by the South Amer
ic:.n Steamship company and plying
between this port and New York,
refused to sail today, pending settle
ment of their demands for increased
wages. The crew of the steamship
Aysen. operated by the same line,
walked out in sympathy with the
J men of the Renaic)
1 ' Follow the Leader!
Hoover Relief '
By Senator Reed
Hitchcock Defends Former
Food Administrator Against
Charges of Using Funds to
Aid Polish Army.
Washington, Jan. 6. Herbert
Hoover's administration of food re
lief enterprises in Europe was criti
cised and praised in the senate today
during debate resulting from
charges of Senator Reed, democrat,
Missouri, that Mr. Hoover had used
a portion of America's relief ap
propriations for maintenance of the
Senators Hitchcock, democrat, of
Nebraska, and Kellogg, republican,
of Minnesota, defended Mr. Hoover,
while Senator Reed rcaewed his
Mr. Hoover should be given credit
for "an accomplishment whose mag-j
nitude the world wonder )at," Sena-i
tor Hitchcock declared, in presenting
matter to show no American relief
supplies had been turned over to the
Polish army. American army officers,
he said, were vigilant in their efforts
to keep the supplies for Chilian use.
Senator Reed declared it did not
matter whether the supplies went to
civilians or army.
"They were given to boistcr Po
land up and enable her to carry on the
war." he declared, indicating he
would speak later and present fur
ther facts regarding relief funds.
Senator Reed also criticised Amer
ican policies, which he said had pre
vented reopening of American com
merce with Russian and Germany.
Kansas Court Holds
Three Robbers Are Mob
Kansas City. Mo., Jan. 6.Three
robbers constitute a "mob" under
the Kansas mob law. according to a
ruling yesterday of Judge E. L.
Fischer of Kansas City, Kan.
The ruling was made in disposing
of a demurrer filed by the city' in a
suit brought against the city for $10.
C00 damages under the mob law by
John H. Foley, Kansas City Kan.,
pool proprietor. Foley was robbed
in his place of business bv three men
January 31, 1920, of $3,500. Fifteen
patrons were also robbed.
The Kansas mob law provides that
if a person is attacked by three or
more persons he can obtain dam
ages from the municipality. This is
the f.rst case where the law has been
applied to robbers.
Water Power Board to Hold
Hearings on January 2i
Washington, .Jan. 6. Hearings on
various water power projects in
volving developments in the vicinity
of Niagara Falls will be held, by the
federal water power commission
The commission now has before it
143 applications for permits to un
dertake developments . in various
parts of the country. Among new
proposals received at the close of
last year was one for a 38,000-horse-power
devclopmen in Arnanor
county, California, and a 29,000
horsepower project in Alaska.
Goolidge Is Now
: Private Ctizen
Vice President-Elect to Take
Rest Before Assuming Du
i ties in National Capital.
Boston, Jan. 6. Calvin Coolidge
Mas a plain citizen tonight, the first
time in years. He went to the fam
ily fireside at Northampton for a
rest from affairs of state, before be
coming vice, president.
The transition from governor to
citizen was accomplished simply. In
an informal proceeding that had
much ceremonial ao it, the, retiring
governor handed Channing H. Cox,
his successor, the key of the execu
tive chamber, the Butler Bible and
the arrow head and flint that signi
fy ,the duty of keeping faith with
the state's vanishing Indian charges.
Then without official escort, he left
the executive chambers by a side
door while in the main entry the in
augural procession of Governor, Cox
began ' to' form. Citizen Coolidge
found friends awaiting him below
and with them he walked out of the
state house while the band blared a
hail to the new chief.
After luncheon,, with friends, the
vice president-elect set out for home.
At the station he had to edge a way
for Mrs., Coolidge through a crowd
and then seek a scat. They rode in
a, day coach, the man reading a
newspaper and the woman knitting
Governor Cox in his inaugural ad
dress recalled the " Ponzi gct-rich-quick
scheme iti urging protec
tion of small investors as one of the
most urgent problems before the
commonwealth. He declared worth
less or fraudulent securities amount
ing to at least $30,000,000 are sold
annually in Massachusetts.
Oldest Nebraska Member of
Order of Odd Fellows Dies
Samuel Jacobs, 86, retired mer
chant and pioneer of Omaha, died
yesterday at his . home, 531 South
. Mr.' Jacoba was the oldest member
of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows in Nebraska and was award
ed the veteran's jewel at the end of
50 years' membership. He came to
Omaha in 1866. He also was a mem
bet' of the B'nai Brith lodge.
He W survived by three daughters,
Mrs. Sarah Kohn, Mrs. Jennie Klein,
and Mrs. A. Rosenberg of Chicago;
eight grandchildren and even great
Funeral services will be held from
the; home this afternoon at 3.
Former Cornhusker Grid
Star Visiting, in Omaha
Thomas H. Matters, jr. (Tate)
of New YorW City is spending sev
eral diys in Omaha.
Mr. Matters was a foot ball star
at the University of Nebraska and
at Harvard university. He is prac
ticing law fi New York City and
was recently appointed receiver for
the Emerson' Phonograph company,
a $2,000,000 concern.
Not in Danger.
Panama, Jan. 6. Port authorities
at Cristobal announce the British
steamer Sussex, which went ashore
near the Atlantic entrance to the
Panama canal on Monday night, is
not in a dangerous position
Scored for Stand
On Oil Question
United States Has Power to
' Force Terms, Senator Mc
Kellar Says Retailia
tion Is Urged.
Washington. Jan. 6. America lias
"the power'! to bring Great Britain
to terms in the equal treatment of
American and British citizens in the
development of world oil supplies,
Senator McKellar, democrat, Ten
nessee, dclared in the senate. He
was urging- action, on his bill pro
posing reciprocity on oil with those
nations which dc not discriminate
against American citizens and retal
iation against those nations that do.
"If Great Britain is not permitted
to get oil from this country," he de
clared, "her navy will be handicapped
and many of the ships of her mer
chant marine will be put out of com
mission. She will be obliged to
come to terms."
Senator Phelan, democrat, Cali
fornia, declared during the war Eng
land, while calling for American help
and declaring her "back was to the
walj." was buying up oil lands in
other countries.. He added she got
$4,000,000,000 loans from America
and used her own money in acquir
ing oil preserves.
Denouncing England's position on
Ireland, he declared conditions in
Ireland were-"worse than in Cuba
under the Spanish and in Belgium
under the Huns."
England was try ing -to "exter
minate'' thelrishracehe charged.
Gen. Crowder Confers
With Cuban1 President
TI T r i
I iiavana, jau. o. uen. cnocn
Crowder, accompanied by B. W.
Long, United States minister to
Cuba, and the captain of the cruiser
Minnesota and his aides, went to the
palace where General Crowder con
ferred .with President Menocal.
General Crowder declineu to
make any statement.
Dr. Pablo Desvernine. secretary
cf state, declared the conference was
cordial and that he was happy Gen
eral Crowder had come.
Sculptor Is Fined $10
For Working on Sunday
Boston, Jan. 6. For carving a!
statue on Sunday, Leo Toschi, a
sculptor, was fined $10 in municipal
court. Toschi, who appealed, was
chargcu with doing unnecessary
work on the Lord's day.
The Weather ;
Friday possibly snow and colder.
Hourly Temperatures. ,
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Shlppera BuUetln. .
Protact shlpmenta during th neat 24 to
P. hour from temveraturf lut follow:
North. J5 d.-icr; tt, S'l dritra. Khlri
tueuta east Mid avuUi can be made a(cly.
Urges Removal of Capital
Punishment Except to Sec-
ond Offenders in Lengthy
Message to Legislature.
Would Legalize Boxing
Lincoln, Nelt.. Jan. (. (Special.
Gov. S. K. McKelvio today, .be
fore a joint session of the house and
senate in a .message containing
11,000 words, the longest message
ever, written by a Nebraska gov
There was no applatise while Gov
ernor McKelvie read his message.
Kpr an hour and a half members of
the two houses and visitors "who
filled the galleries listened to the
reading of the lengthy dorumcnt.
When the governor concluded therr
was a scattering of applause befort
the crowd filed out.
The lower house adjourned until
10 tomorrow morning, when it will
be convened to affirm committee ap
pointments of committee on commit
tees. Many Attend Ball.
Legislators, many accompanied by
their wives, attended the inaugura
tion ball at, the executive mansion
tonight. Dancing was the feature o!
the evening. Smilax, shipped direct
ly from the southland, and patriotic
draperies comprised the decorations.
The governor and state officers and
wives stood in the receiving line.
The following major laws, change?
in Nebraska statutes and recom
mendations on legislation were sug
gested by the governor: -(
Enactment of as few laws as pos
sible, declaring that too much de
pendence on state robs public viril
ity and personal effort and urges
that all legislative acts be "stimu
lated bv a desire tn serve al! the
people without regard to class or
creed." He exhorts legislators not.
to mistake agitation1 for progress.
Sweeping revision of taxation
laws. Proposes appointment of tax
commissioner and deputies, classi
fication and taxation of intangibles
as first steps of revision.
Force foreign corporations to pay
on gross receipts derived from state
tather than on portion of capital
stock used '-in operation in Ne
braska. New Primarjr Law.
A new primary law and, suggests
two plans. One provides for party '
convention nomination with proviso
that any other member of party
may. have name placed dri ballot, if:
he wishes, providing his namf did
not come tip before convention. The
other provides for two. primaries,
the first eliminating all candidates
excepting two highest for re-:pec-tive
elective offices. -rThe last pri
mary to decide on which of Two
highest shall have party nomina
tion. Sweeping changes in parole law.
Proposes ,taking persons convicted
of crime against person from Pjrol-
Me list, removing second offend
ers from' parolable list and feeing
applicant for parole to present same
in writing with approval of prose
cuting judge and prosecuting utor--ney
attached. Would make it a fel
ony for anyone to approach officers
concerned in granting paroles ex
cept at' public hearing of board of
pardons and paroles.
Remove capital punishment ex
cepting when man has been convict-,
ed second time of capital offense.
Legalization co-operative bank or
ganizations but deny them benefit
of state guaranty fund. )
Give moral and monetary encour
agement to farm bureaus. I
Proposes issuance of warehouse
receipts against grain held by farm
ers to give them operating basis of
Mrongly endorses giving every aid
possible to inland waterway pro
jects and points to Great Lakes wa
terway projects and Missouri river
projects as steps in right direction
in lowering rates on grain.
Proposes sale of school lands to.
(Turn to Paga Tonr. Colnmn Two.)
King Urges Changes
In Greek Constitution
Athens, Jan. S. Changes in the
Greek constitution with a, view to its
greater popularization were urged
by King Constantine in his message
to the new assembly. This question
was, in fact, -the keynote of the mes
sage, which was only some; 400
words. ' . i
Queen Sophie stood at his side.
None of the allied diplomatic .rep
resentatives was present, and the
American minister likewise- did not
appear. But eight of the Venizelist
representatives from Thrace were
present. 90 absenting themselves be
cause of the presence of the king. -
Former Xriny Officer Joins
Paraguay Government Staff
San Francisco. Jan. 6. CaDt. Do-
bert H. Vorfeld, petroleum and
tariff expert for the San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce, announce
he had been retained by the govern
ment of Paraguay for setvic with
its treasury department. He will de
Captain Vorfeld formerly was a
member of the general s'aff of the
army and was engaged ly the San
f)omingo government in 1910 and
920 in tariff revision and by the
United States in Latin-American
tariff and other investigations.
North Dakota Bauk Closes.
Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 6. The First
State bank of Crystal Springs, with
a capital stock of $10,000, closed. O.
E. Lofthus. state bank examiner, an
nounced. t He said shortage and tr-,
regularities were reported to have
been the cause. Twenty-eight banks
have closed in the state, he added.
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