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The Bee's Platform
1. Ntw Union Passenger Station.
2. Continued Improvement of th No
braska Highways, including the pa
ment of Main Thoroughfares loading
into Omaha with a Brick Surfaca.
3. A short, low-rata Waterway from the
Corn Belt to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
"Old Man Dollar" Convalescing.
Certain comparisons easily made' show that
the value of the dollar is steadily increasing, and
while it may never reach the 100-cent basis as
represented by prewar prices, it has long since
ceased to b$ the 32-cent affair it was not many
months ago. .Accompanying this is another state
of affairs which must have full weight in any
calculations made. Consumption has decreased
as well as prices, and production naturally has
ceased. Within fairly marked bounds this holds
no cause for alarm. We are letting ourselves
down from the peak attained in 1918, slowly get
ting back to something like normal relations and
a stable way of living.
A great deal of talk is yet being heard about
Europe's industrial and commercial condition.
That is deplorable, but talking about it .will not
remedy it, nor will lending assistance , that
amounts to little more than charity. Whatever
help is given to Europe, if it-is to be effective,,
must be of a sort that will encourage Europeans
to help themselves. "Freezing" of large sums of
capital V long-term credits to foreign .buyers
is likely to" prove disastrous at home; so also
will the opening of our own markets to European-made
wares. We, want to furnish raw ma
terials for theni, but we realize that if we buy
back the manufactured articles, we are cutting
off just that much ot a market. 'for our home
made goods' What Europe has to sell that we
need of want, we will buy from them, but we
owe to our' own peopll the protection of the
home market. British, German, French and Bel
gian institutions are anxious to regain their place
in the. world markets. Here they met and will
meet again. Americans, but on a different basis.
We will compete more, sharply and effectively
with them than ever, and their recovery will be
delayed by just that much.
This seems a harsh conclusion, but it is in
evitable. Russia is not the only land that has a
long road to travel back to normalcy. Results
of centuries of laborr e-f productive effort and
thrift; were dissipated iri a few months of stu
pendous madness, and these will not be restored
in a short time. When' this is realized, we will
hear less of bringing France back directly to
where she stood in August, 1914, and more will
be done apng the only way that leads back to
prosperity lor France.
In America" effort will have to be directed to
the production of things that are needed. Great
stores of raw materials arc accumulating, not be
cause there is no demand for them, but because
conditions will not permit their, immediate use.
Copper mines are shutting down, because of
great surplus and slack demand for copper, yet
the principal users of that metal have adjourned
extensive programs because they Can not pro
ceed on present conditions. .The copper will not
disappear, and in time it will all be used. So,
too, with other things.
The way back is not a pleasant one, for it
means the, abandonment of war prices and war
profits; it means close computation and not the
happy-go-lucky method of "cost pkts," and it
means that success will be for the competent and
careful, not for the reckless and improvident.
We have learned the lesson,-however loath we
may be to apply hv "Old Man Dollar" is con
valescing, all right.
The Kind of Discipline.
Distrust and dislike of discipline is perhaps
a characteristic of Americans, and it is some
times pointed out that the nation had its: birth
in the casting forth of the discipline of the Brit
ish crown. But it must be remembered that an
other, a self-discipline, so to speak, was sub
stituted. Yet Dr. W. A. Evans was right when he
told the convention of Nebraska teachers here
the other day that, "There is too little disci
pline in this country, too little governmental
discipline, school discipline and home discipline."
His plea must not be misunderstood as being
for more general use of the switch, the paddle
or the palm of a chastising hand, but rather as for
greater emphasis on character and the mainten
ance of stricter standards of conduct.
The best sort of discipline is that which con
trols the child or the citizen by appealing to his
reason and conscience to his self-respect rather
than to fear. The day of the iron hand in the
home, the school or the state is gone; the low
er forms of discipline would no longer be effect
ive if they were tried, and the appeal now must
be to sympathy, intelligence and self-control.
Protecting the Middle West.
The position of those who oppose a tariff
on farm products imported from abroad might
have some color of logic if no other. line of in
dustry were enjoying protection from foreign
competition. When democratic politicians such
as Senator Hitchcock oppose duties on raw ma
terials, consistency would demand that they de
mand the removal of tariff restrictions- on other
products. Why should mining or manufactur
ing have protection that is denied to agriculture?
It it evident, that the .manufacturing inter
r ests of the east are laying plans, praiseworthy
in themselves, for expanding America's foreign
commerce. They will do this under the shelter
f a tariff, but look with disfavor on extending
the tariff to cover the raw materials which they
refine, desiring to be free to purchase their wool
cheapest, rt order to hold down the costs of
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace has point
ed out that to reduce their labor costs they also
want to keep food prices low. "If they can send
shipload' of their manufactured goods to the
great producing countries south of us and bring
back these ships loaded with food ' products
raised on cheap lands and with cheap labor, that
would seem to them to be good business," Mr.
He is right in saying that this would ruin
American agriculture and injure the whole na
tion. The thing is too one-sided. Freight rates
on grain from Argentina to New York are said
to be one-half those from Nebraska to New
.York. Cheap water transportation thus gives
foreign lands a further advantage in the eastern
Something has to be done for the American
farmer. President Harding haa announced his
policy that the same- fair treatment must be.
given agriculture that is given other industries.
The proposed tariff is a conscientious effort to
meet one side of the emergency. Have any of
those who oppose this measure anything more
practical to offer?
Lloyd George and the Miners' Strike.
Some time ago Lloyd George expressed him
self with regard to the labor movement in Great
Britain in terms that now seem to be justified
by the strike of the miners. He then character
ized the trade union activity as revolutionary,
rather than economic or constructive. The pres
ent strike of the miners is anomalous in some
respects. In 1915 the miners sought to force the
nationalization of the industry by setting up a
strike at the time when England's need for
bunker coal was greater than ever in its his-
tory, and when fuel was even more important
than food in the winning of the war. Govern
ment control followed, rather than government
ownership, and a scale of wages resting on the
selling price, of coal.. This agreement has ex
pired, and a reduction in wages is urged by the
owners. Miners admit that some mines can hot
be operated at a profit on the present age
scale, . but they urge a pooling of output and
profit, with the alternative of payment of any
deficit out of the national exchequer. The plan
is substantially that proposed by Plumb for the
operation of American railways.
As a sidelight, it is interesting to recall that
at world conference of coal miners, held in Am
sterdam some years before the war, American
delegates presented a resolution calling on all
miners ceased to dig coal in event of war being
declared. This resolution was withdrawn at be
hest of the German delegates, who said they
could not sit in the conference while such a
proposal was present
Coupled with the miners' strike, the railway
men of England also threaten to go on strike,
paralyzing industry as far as possible. The gov
ernment made preparations to meet the situa
tion, revolutionary in its character, and by va
rious plans hopes to keep up communication
and carry oh. In its broad phases the situation
is as serious as any the, Lloyd George govern
ment has faced, and holds its fate. He must
win this or surrender power; and, on the other
hand, if the miners are the losers, the labor
movement in England has suffered a defeat it
will be a long time recovering from. It is not
likely that either the fuel or the transportation
industries of the United Kingdom will be na
tionalized, but. damage may be. wrought that
will imperil the nation for a long time, because
of the immense cost of restoring the colleriesand
railroad lines to productive service once more.
Short of actual invasion by the enemy, Eng
land could not be more seriously menaced than
it is now by the conduct of its own people. The
strike holds all the elements of the revolution
the reds have been working up, and provides for
democracy one of its severest tests. John Bull
is sore beset at home, but his faculty for mud-!
dling through offers hope for his recovery.
Four Hundred Careless and Dangerous.
Saturday night was a splendid night for joy
riding. Part of its record is 400 drivers inter
cepted by volunteer motor police, because of
improperly lighted cars. Some had no lights,
some had one. some were running cars without
taii' lights, but all were violating1 the ordinance
and traffic rules in so operating their cars. Not
only were thev careless, but they were dangerous
to others as' well as themselves. Each of the
cars stopped was the potential cause of an acci
dent, in event of which lite was m jeoparay.
Never was the futility of preaching more per
fectly illustrated. AH the admonition of every
aorencv that can be brought to bear on he sub
ject seems to have been wasted. Mount the car,
turn on the starter, give her the gas, and away
we go. It doesn't matter if it have no head
ight or tail light. Why should we worry? We
will take a chance, and make the other fellows do
the same. It will ony take a minute to inspect
the Hants and find out if we are properly
equipped, but why waste a minute?
Up in Minneapolis, they are sending such of
fenders to the workhouse to spend ten days or
such a matter in contemplation of their error.
We have no workhouse in Omaha, but a substi
tute of some kind may be devised. At any rate,
something ought to be done to putrespect for
the law and the rights of other people into the
minds of the careless, reckless, dangerous auto
mobile drivers. Four hundred in one evening is
quite a bag, and amounts to disgrace for the
It Always Might Be Worse.
Among the literary projects of Southey, never
fulfilled, was to write an essay after the manner
of Addison on the notion of a board of suicide,
instituted to grant licenses for that act, upon suf
ficient cause being shown. Any such proposal,
of course, is nonsense, but it is interesting to
speculate on the question whether anyone after
having gone through the cooling process of le
gal discussion and having had the matter consid
ered from all sides, would still desire to die.
. The world, perhaps, is better off with some
men dead than with them alive, and thus we
have capital punishment, but as far as the in
dividual is concerned, while there is life there
ishope. Things might be better, but they might
be a great deal worse, too, and there is a strange
sort of consolation in knowing that- however
badly off one may be, there are other miser
able creatures with whom he would not ex
Not long since a woman estranged from her
husband commented on his disappearance and
threat to end his life that he did not have the
bravery to kill himself. It is indeed questionable
whether self-destruction reqtrres any hardihood
or anything more than a '.cak desoair and lack
of adequate reflection.
What Constitutes Income
Supreme Court of United Slates Again
Profits derived from the sale of capital assets
are taxable under the income and excess profits
law, according to a unanimous decision by the
supreme court of the United States. The profits
may be in the form of gain derived from cor
porate securities or other corporate assets of any
increase in the value of a capital investment.
Arthur Ryerson, who was lost on the Ti
tanic, left as part of his estate capital stock in
the fir.m of J. T. Ryerson & Son valued at $560,
000 on March 1, 1913. In 1917 this stock was
sold for $1,280,000, and the cash obtained was
added to the estate.
The collector of internal revenue collected a
tax of $311,000 on the $700,000 difference between
the values stated and the tax was paid, butt to
recover was brought and the court below held
that the tax should stand.
The case turned practically on the determina
tion of what was "income" in the meaninsr of the
law. In the decision, which was read by Justice
Clark, the court says:
"It is obvious that this presents a question of
definition, and we think that the answer to it
may be found in recent decisions of this court.
.The corporation excise tax act of 1909 was not
an income tax law, but the definition of the word
'income' was so necessary in its administration
that, in Stratton's Independence against Herbert
231 U. S. 399, it was formujated as a 'gain de
rived from capital, from labor or from both com
"This definition, frequently approved by this
court, received an addition in its latest income
tax decision (Eisner against Macomber, 252 U.
S. 189) which is especially significant in its ap
plication to such a case as we have here, the
definition was then made to read: 'Income may
be defined as a gain derived from capital, from
labor, or from both combined, provided it be
understood to include profit gained through sale
or conversion of capital assets.'
"It is obvious that unless this definition be
modified, it rules the case at bar, and notwith
standing the full arguments heard in this case
and in the series of cases now under considera
tion, we continue .entirely satisfied,-with that
definition, and, since the fund so taxed was the
amount realized from the sale of stock in 1917,
less the capital investment determined by the
trustees as of March 1, 1913, it is palpable that
it was a 'gain of profit' 'produced by' or 'derived
from' that investment, and that it 'proceeded
from' and was 'severed' or 'rendered severable'
from it, by the sale for cash, and thereby be
came that 'realized gain which has been repeat
edly declared to be taxable income within the
meaning of the constitutional amendment and the
acts of congress.
"A second contention is that the word 'in
come' as used in the sixteenth amendment and
in the income tax act we arc considering does
not include the gain from capital realized by a
single isolated sale of property, but that only
the profits realized from sales by one engaged
in buying and selling as a business (a merchant,
a real estate agent, or broker) constitute income
which may be taxed. In other words,, it is con
ceded for the purpose of this part of the argu
ment that the gain assessed would be taxable if
a broker had realized it, instead of an investor.
. "It is sufficient to say of this contention, that
no such distinction as is here urged between an
investor and a dealer was recognized in the civil
war income tax acts of in the income tax act
of 1894, which was declared unconstitutional on
an unrelated ground; that it was not recognized
in determining income under the excise tax
act of 1909; that is not to be found, in terms, in
any of the income tax provisions- of the internal
revenue acts of 1913,. 1916, 1917 or 1919; that
the definition of the word 'income' as used in
the sixteenth amendment, which has been de
veloped by this court, does not recognize any
such distinction; that in departmental practice,
for uow seven years, such a rule rjas not been ap
plied; and, finally, that there is no essential dif
ference in the nature of the transaction or in the
i-elation of the 'profit to the capital involved
whether the sale or conversion be a single, iso
lated transaction or one of many.
"The interesting and ingenious argument
which is earnestly pressed upon us, that this dis
tinction is so fundamental and obvious that it
must be assumed to be a part of .the 'general un
derstanding' of the meaning of the word 'income
fails to convince us that a construction should be
adopted whhh would, in a large measure, de
feat the purpose of the amendment
"Plainly the gain we are considering was de
rived from the sale of personal property, and
very certainly the comprehensive last clause (in
Section 2), 'gains or profits and income from
any source whatever,' must also include it if the
trustee is a taxable person within the meaning
of the act.
,. "It results that the Judgment of the district
court must be affirmed.
Salesmen and Hotel Prices
Massachusetts has found how difficult it is
to get a definite idea for the basis of hotel
charges, but the 600,000 traveling salesmen who
protest the high prices charged by hotels
through the country aren't going to hold any
"investigation." They aren't going to dig into
complicated accounting schedules. They are going
to employ direct action in the form of a boy
cott and let everyone, from the supreme court
down to the legal department, of the hotels they
think profiteering, do the worrying.
The traveling salesman is one of the elements
to be considered in hotel keeping. He doesn't
frequent the Peacock Alleys; he doesn't engage
the four-room suite, he doesn't patronize the
roccoco restaurants but where, those who do
frequent, engage and patronize them come to
the hotel once a year he comes perhaps every
week. Where the casual patron will stand the
gouge once, and do his grumbling at home, the
salesman, who has to be on the road, and who
has to patronize the hotel as a part of his busi
ness and livelihood runs against the charges con
tinuously. He knows food prices are falling, he
knows labor is cheaper, but evidently some hotel
men don't. Therefore he avails himself of the
only weapon left him publicity and definite
warning to his brothers to beware.
He knows, moreover, that the best advertise
ment a hotel can get is from its patrons. He
knows that unfavorable comment upon prices
will result in those warned steering clear of the
hostery mentioned when arriving in town, and
also that they will tell others what they have
heard. A hotel depends more perhaps than
most business institutions upon good will. If it
loses that unless it has monopoly of accommo
dation for traveling public its balance sheet be
gins to suffer.
When the organization says that "Jesse James
was a piker beside some hotel managers" the
hotel managers are going to do a little thinking.
Hotels have to have patrons to keep 'going.
The Puzzle That Remains.
While Robert Lansing has revealed how
more than we suspected Woodrow Wilson at
Paris refused to accept counsel, how he was se
cretive as the Japanese, how he was unprepared
with any program for the day's work, how to
save the league covenant he yielded his convic
tions upo;i other articles of importance, con
spicuously Shantung. He does not explain sat
is factorily why in the face of discourtesy and
rebuff and of disregard that must have been hu
miliating he remained as secretary of state until
his resignation was asked for, long after the
treaty was signed.
He does not attempt to explain, as one who
had not the confidence of the president could
not, why the president delayed so long to ask
for his resignation, which should naturally have
come soon after the arrival at Paris, if not in
deed, before the commission went to Paris.
Really, Mr. Wilson should write a book.
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Disagrees With The Doe.
8tamford, Neb., March 29. To the
Editor of The Bee: The writer haa
been a reader ot The Bee for a num
ber of years and appreciates to a
great exten the editorials, but of late
many of them are off color, especial
ly those referring to movie censor
ship. The one appearing March 26
ia again of aueh a nature. I do not
wish to appear controversial in thia
letter, Out I would like to have an
explanation and, I think, a few
others of your readers will welcome
a statement. Tour article "Movie
Censorship" is the same as used by
the liquor element of a number of
years ago, It Is the same without the
"dotting of an T or the crossing of
a t. just substitute for movie
censorship the word prohibition and
you have the argument of the saloon
element. Why were those wrong
wnen tisca ty the liquor element and
why are they right when used In
ravor of the movies?
In the last paragraph of the above
editorial tne editor makes this sig
niflcant statement: "It Is admitted
that the picture promoters have ot-
fended good taste and frequently
have gone very close to the verge of
aecency and that much of positive
harm has come, etc." Is it really as
bad as all that, that the movies have
actually come "very close to the
verge of decency?" I had thousrht
tnat a great part of the pictures pre
sented were of the decent sort, but
i cannot ten since I seldom go to
see them. But if they are reallv so
bad that they have come close to the
verge of decency it truly is time that
our legislators awoke to pass a
censhorship law. Or is that ouoted
sentence a mistake? Did the editor
mean to say the promoters have
'come very close to the vern-e nf In
decency?" Perhaps a typographical
error! Thanking you for the privi
lege of making the above inquiry
through the Letter Box, I am,
H. W. SAEGER.
Calls for BergdoM.
Antioch, Neb., March 29. To the
Editor nf TVlA Hob- T am
much A iKannoln eA with Via nni nv
r r ...v.. . . . .j (.uiilj
the CfTVPmmrnt 1. fnllnurlno. In .
gards to conquered Germany. Why
not aemana- tsergaon ana let Ger
many understand ff tViio .muiitn
wants a certain thing done that It
means . it must De done that very
minute and not. whan th
or feel inclined to do the request.
sucn policies as have been fol
lowed of late are dtaenstlns' in r.
service men. I hope the new ad
ministration will put the fear of the
cannons in the Germans again. It
la a disgrace to have the deserter
run at lr nA th fir v,. v,.
him about captured behind lock and
key. Let's go to Berlin if necessary.
Let's have what we want and If it
takes men, ammunition, yes, the
whole country to do so.
EX-SERVICE MAN. '
For Proportional Voting. .
Omaha. ADrll 4. Tn th TCrittnr
of The Bee: Thank you for your
editorial of last week on proportion
al representation. It may interest
von tn knnnr tnat TOmiMai.
Ashtabula, O., and Sacramento, Cal.!
are using tnis metnoa of voting and
that it was recently adopted by Can
ton, 0. It has been used In Kalama
zoo, but was found nnnnnnHtiitlnnal
in Michigan. In addition to Den
mark, it is used in nearly all the
Swiss cantons, all
Canada, for 11 seats of the English
House of Commons, in New Zealand,
in Sydney. Australia; British Colum
bia, South Africa and for school
boards in Scotland and elsewhere.
Moreover, it is uesd in .Ireland
generally, with the consent of the
English government. Proportionists
claim that this method secures peace
and satisfaction, and in support of
this -claim, let me ask if anyone can
remember anything else the English
and Irish have agreed upon in a
thousand years? Tour editorial
States that malnrftv rnt la Wo-h
but a sa moral issue, especially whenJ
sustained Dy a strong caucus and an
industrial lobby. majority rule
works oueerlv. Knrnnpan stnrfenta
of political economy tell us that, of
au tne ways or counting votes, the
United States usese the worst. It is
half a century since John Stuart
Mill maed a littlfl fnrmiiln. tnr nnr
edification and from which we may
pront. Majority rule develops into
rule bv a malorltv of a. malnrttv-
which is necessarily minority rule.
That is why we are actually gov-
ernea Dy small groups, usually or the
most interested, active and greedy
of our politicians and why the voter
sretB SO little for his vote that no is
discouraged and quits. Proportion
al representation not only gives con
sideration to minorities but it curbs
majorities and does Actually equalise
political power according to its
MRS. CHAS. T. NEAL.
Germany and Borgdoll.
Kearney, Neb., March 26. To the
Editor of The Bee: Good for the
writer of "Let Us Have Bergdoll."
which appeared in the Letter Box
or The Bee, Friday morning, March
25. He lias expressed my sent-
ments exactly and also ri am sure
of every other boy who served his
hitch in the A. E. F.
Let us start a campaign, through
the press demanding the immediate
surrender of this yellow cur. Berg
doll, and the release of the two
Tankea soldiers who tried to cap
ture him. If Germany falls to come
across pronto, there are -any number
of us who will gladly volunteer to
go in and .get him and also liberate
Neuf and Zimmer. '
Let's get busy, boys, and demand
the Immediate surrender of Berg
doll together with the release of our
two soldiers from a German prison.
And let us let Germany, know that
we are decidedly In sympathy with
the allied demands on reparation.
Let each man do this in the name
of your buddy who gave his all and
whose resting place over there Is
marked by a little white cross.
Alleges Unfair Discrimination.
North Platte, Neb., March 29. To
the Editor of The Bee: The gener
al revenue bill, now pending in the
senate file 65, prepared by the senate
committee renkly and unfairly dis
criminates against mutual building
and loan association in this: That
after provding that the capital stock
and surplus of all domestic corpora
tions shall be assessed as intangible
and a tax levied thereon of four
mills on the dollar actual valuation
thereof, including the capital stock
and surplus of domestic building and
loan associations. This tax is pro
vided by Section .1, of Article IX of
Under the provisions of Section i.
of said article domestic building and
loan assocations are also required
to pay a tax or four mills on the
dollar on their gross earnings.
No bank trust company or other
domestic corporation is required to
pay this tax. In al lother domestic
corporations the four mills on the
capital stock and surplus is the only
tax required to be paid on their in
The only possible excuse for such
rank injustice would be a determina.
tion on the part of me legislature to
discourage mutual co-operative associations'.
We do not believe that any fair
mmaea legislature will knowingly
perpetuate this injustice, hence we
can their attention to It at this tme.
that Justice may be done.
THOMAS C. PATTERSON.
President Mutual B. & L. Association
or North Platte.
Word for WaUweber.
Omaha. Anril 2 Tn tho TfMitn..
of The Bee: , W. H. Wallweber has
been a citizen of Omaha all his life
and Is for the welfare of the work
ing men. He will do his best to get
work for the unemployed.
A workinir mr.n hlmtalf Via mfll ..a
that the working men get a fair deal
How to Keep, Well
By DR. W. A. EVANS
to Dr. Ev.n. by ?..d.r. .1 Th. Bt.. will . an.w.r! P"' ry;JT,,
propr limitation, wh.ro .Ump.d .Wr.. "v. lop. .nel.Mj. r "
will not m.k. di.sno.l. or prwerlb. lor individual dl.M.. AddrtM toMora
ia core oi Th. Bw.
Copyright, 1921, by Dr. W. A. Kv.m
How to Tell Who
The Louisville Courier-Journal
ha compiled a formula by which
anyone at a glance may determine
Just what Interest owns or domin
ates any newspaper any time." The
oDject, tne Courier-Journal states.
ia to save much vexatious specula
tion among those who readily per
ceive a hidden and ulterior motive
behind a newspaper's policy but can
not bo easily understand what the
motive is. The formula follows:
For good, roads owned by the
cement manufacturers. -
For enforcement of ordinances re
quiring tail lights to be kept burn
ing on automobiles at night con
trolled by lamp manufacturers.
For free textbooks for public
school children dominated by the
book publishing houses.
Against government ownership of
railroads controlled by Wall Street
and railroad interests.
For government ownership of rail
roads dominated by Wall Street
and railroad interests who desire to
trade their fluctuating and watered
stocks for gilt edged United States
bonds with a guaranteed Income.
Against , profiteering dominated
by radicals who desire to bring dis
aster to capital.
Against incompetence or abuse of
authority by a democratic office
holdercontrolled by the republican
Against Incompetence or abuse by
a republican officeholder dominated
by the democratic organization.
For a policy in the public interest,
pursued by a republican owned
body and soul by the republican par
ty. Against socialism, bolshevism and
communism owned by Wall Street.
For prohibition controlled by a
coalition of soft drink manufactur
ers and politicians.
Against prohibition bought by
the distilleries and breweries.
Against an increase in street car
fares purchased by socialists and
For an Increase in street car fares
subsidized by the railway compan
ies. Against one-piece bathing suits for
women bought by Ziegfleld, - to
overcome competition with his "Fol
lies." For longer skirts for women
controlled by the dry goods manu
facturer. For a revival of interest in poetry
purchased by poets.
Against clouds of smoke In the
city air dominated by the manu
facturers of smoke consumers. '
For another epidemic of Spanish
influenra controlled by the physi
cians and undertakers.
Against said epidemic subsidized
by the theatrical interests
Kllmarten and Hopkins.
Omah Mnrrh 31 TV, ha T7rli
of The Beei There is an uderstand-ing-,
more or less general, that John
Hopkins and John Kilmarten, acn
didates for city commissioners were
induced to file by a group of young
men. most, of them rT.ei. man
who feel that the younger element of
the city is entitled to some represen
tation in the ritv envernmant OTfetla
it is true that both of these men are
members of the American Legion,
there is no connection between their
candidacy and the organization men
tioned. Kilmarten and Hopkins are clean,
capable young men whose records
are such that the men who back
them feel the city would benefit if
two such live wires are elected to
the city commission. Both are
square-shooting, hard fisted Ameri
cans, and they are making the race
independent of any factions, groups
or cliques. RICHARD F. WOOD.
Omaha Food Prices.
Oklahoma City, Okla., March SO.
To the Editor of The Bee: For
more than 18 years I have lived in
Omaha, and believe me, I do not
think, there were many in Omaha
who talked Omaha longer or thought
Omaha stronger than the writer.
February 1, this year, business
necessitated my removal to the south
and since that time I have been con
stantly on the move from such towns
as St. Louis. Kansas City. Wichita,
Oklahoma City, Dallas, Ft. Worth,
Houston, San Antonio and other
In making: these cities since Feb
ruary 1, I have become accustomed
to food prices which are about what
they were before the war. The other
day, however, I was called to Omaha
and was there two days and I found
that my expense accounts for meals
are double the amount it has cost
me In any other of the cities named
for the same period of time.
It seems to me that with your
"Onward Omaha" and other forward
movements, such as the free bridge,
eto., that a movement to curb this
profiteering In your prices of restau
rant and hotel food should be both
started and completed, no matter
whose toes are stepped On.
Tou may take it from a very re
cent ex-Omahan that you are alone
in this and if I could make you re-
One reason for the marked de
crease in consumption during the
last 20 years is the common -knowledge
of the disease. The man who
does not know something about it,
how to prevent it, what symptoms
cause one to suspect it, and the ad
vantage of open air treatment is un
usual. When anyone announces a
mngio cure for consumption, as
happens about once a moon, the
newspapers give it space, so wide
is the interest in the sujeet.
Dr. E. O. Otis makes a few sug
gestions t for those who consider
themselves posted on consumption.
In his opinion some of their know
ledge is not well founded. A com
mon idea is that the bubbling sound
known as rales heard on listening
closely to the chest of a consump
tive means the disease is active. Con
sumptives think the disease is not
arrested so long ns any rales can be
heard in the chest. Dr. Otis says
rales may be heard In some chests
for years after the disease has
healed. An arrested case is not
justinea in tninKing nis disease nas
flared up again merely because rales
reappear. Dr. Otis recognizes that
rales are one of the most valuable
signs both of the presence and prog
ress of consumption, but he also
thinks many convalescents have
been too much disturbed over them.
Certainly one of the most valu
able signs of consumption is the
appearance of tubercle bacilli In the
sputum. Finding them, there has
settled many a dispute over diag
nosis. They mean that the disease
has become rather well advanced.
Furthermore, they mean that the
subject is a source of some danger
to his surroundings. Tet even this
well known old lightship does not
always tell the exact truth. A
diphtheria carrier is one who con
tinues to throw of! diphtheria bacilli
after he has been cured of the dis
ease. A tuberculosis carrier is one
who is throwing off tubercle bacilli
in his sputum, but in whom the dis
ease is not active.
Another somewhat erroneous be
lief relates to the efficacy of climate.
Dr. Otis says there is no greater
misconception than that open air
is all that Is needed for the cure of
consumption. Tuberculosis can be
cured in any climate. Climate is
of aid in the cure. So is life in the
open air. But worry, financial care,
homesickness, work, fatigue, poor
food, lack of home surroundings,
lack of medical control, lack of
nursing service, any or all of these
can more than offset the advantages
of open air or climate.
One man overworks trying to hold
his family together and seeks to gain
alize how disgusted, not from the
money view but from the standpoint
of principles, this makes all Omaha
visitors I do not believe you could
resist dealing with these profiteer
ing hogs as they should be dealt
I will venture to say that you can-,
not get a bunch of men who travel
together any where throughout this
mid-western section start talking
about food prices and to a man they
will declare Omaha is in a class by
Itself. A DOUBTFUL OMAHAN.
t,u Aura by aleeoinsr in open air
, .iin n tha aimlleht all dT
HUU ivnunn ... " - . -
.a... A9tYimm 9nmn mftttm tO NSW.
Mexico or Colorado for the cllmatei
cure, but worries, Is homesick, worka
when fatigued, lives in s poor room,
eats cheap food, and suffer for
medical and nursing service.
So widespread is the fallacy as W
the ability of climatic advantage to
overcome all disadvantages of th
hard life of a sick and poor man,
among strangers that the Texas au
thorities widely distribute a warninaf
card advising the people of the dls
advantages under which many oon
sumptiven labor, which disadvan
tages may outweigh the advantage
Removing Bad Tonsils.
Mrs. G. S. writes: "Mrs. M. J.
is worried over her little 8-year-olcl
daughter. My experience probably
will benefit her. My o-year-oldl
daughter was very nervous and
threw up very badly for almost a
year. She was treated for stomach
trouble, but it did no good. I took
her to a child doctor, and he told
me the child was suffering from
enlarged tonsils. We had the tonsils
removed more than four months
ago. The child has not had a throw
ing up spell since. She has gained
six pounds and is no longer nervous.
In fact we are delighted over the.
results of the operation." '
"Attention, Brig. Gen. Sawyer.
C. T. C. writes: "Tour eloquent!
confrere. 'Eye Witness,' in describ
ing the closing scenes of the Sixty
sixth congress refers to Mr. Harding
sitting with his legs .crossed, the
right leg rising and falling a little
'in that way which, 'Eye Witness
says, 'I have been told. Indicates
iiift.ii iicai i nviivu. i
"Would it be too much to hopeT
most learned doctor, . that in the
quoted phrase you may find an ap
propriate text for one of your ad
mirable health sermonettes. I have
noticed many a leg, both left and
right, rising and falling when
crossed over the other. What Is the
significance of this movement and
what relation does 'high heart ac
tion' bear to the better known high
When the legs are crossed "cor
rectly" the large blood vessel on
back of the leg crossed above
other is compressed somewhat.
possible under these circumstances
to count the pulse by counting the
little "kicks" of the foot If one
could standardize the way of cross
ing the leg It might be possible to
form some sort of a rough Idea of
the force with which the heart Is
beating. Dr. Eye Is a very astute,
alert physician if he can form much
of a dependable opinion from thia
sign. We will see that Brig. Gen.
Sawyer hears of the observation.
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People have hidden a great
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of "safety" through unjusti
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If that money were put into
circulation, building and
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Be at the Polls Early
to Vote for
George B. Dyball
Good, clean government is what the great majority of
people nant, and tvhat I stand for.
mi; duties at Lincoln as state representative, wording
in and for the interests of Omahans, has left ny? cam
paign for city commissioner in the hands of rnj friends,
but I here announce mj willingness ' to serve the public,
if elected, in' a straightforward and business-like manner
throughout my term of office.
GEORGE B. DYBALL
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