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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 251.
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1921.
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Consolidation of Government
Machinery Under New Ex
ecutive, Officer Agreed
To By Commission.
Real Progress is Made
Washington, April 5. Progress in
: reiving the jrovcrnment's problem
caring -for ex-service men, whether
sick or disabled, or physically fit,
hut having financial claims to be ad
justed, was made today at the first
meeting of President Harding's spe
cial commission, headed by Charles
G. Dawes of Chicago.
it was agreed that the adminis
trative machinery operating sepa
rately for soldiers' relief, should be
consolidated tinder one central au
thority, probably a new executive
' officer, who wold he responsible to
Heads of all soldjer relief bu
reaus said they favored the general
idea of a consolidated service bureau.
The endorsement, Chairman Dawes
said, promised quick solution of the
problem as it related to the general
administration of aid for men alleg
ed to have suffered under the sys
tem of divided governmental re
sponsibility. Cummings Favors Plan.
Among those who expressed gen
eral . endorsement of the plan were
Surgeon General Cummings of the
, public health service, who said he
would be willing to bring his serv
ice under the plan, so far as its work
with soldiers is concerned; R. H.
Hallctt, , acting director of the war
risk bureau, and Uel Lamkin, diree--tor
of the division of the federal
board for vocational education.
. Mr. Lamkin also favored placing
the public health service completely
in charge of the proposed new exec
utive head to the exclusion of all but
Brig. Gen. C. E. Sawyer, who appeared-
as the president's personal
representative, declatcd emphatical
ly that the public health service
should be retained as an entity. He
was supported by others of his pro
fession. Chairman. Dawes, however,
expressed the- belief that this ser
vice could be placed under the one
directing head without endangering
Investigation Near End.
It was stated authoritatively to
night that the commission would
complete its investigation and pre
sent its recommendations to Presi-
dent' Harding by the week end. .
The committee met tonight'irt executive-session
to consider testi
mony heard today. .-
Dr.T.' fv Salmon of the Rocke-'
feller institute ,told the committee
one-half of the governments beds
.v.-ere unsuitable for . tubercular
cases. "We know there are 4.000
such patients," he said, "and 5,000
mental sufferers who are without
treatment by the government be
cause they refuse to go into charity
and state institutions." '
The question of hospital facili
ties resulted in a request from T. W.
Miller, alien property custodian,
that Chairman Dawes poll the com
i mission to ascertain whether it fav
ored asking congress to increase. its
last appropriation of $18,600,000 and
provide a permanent hospital build
ing program. The question was
unanimously endorsed, with the pro
viso that the request be made in case
the agreement for a consolidated
service is incorporated in the final
report submitted to President Har
ding. ; . -
Sielcken Estate Is
Ordered Returned to
Heirs by Daugherty
Washington, April 5. The attor
ney general has authorized return to
the heirs of Herman Sielcken of -New
York property valued at approxi
mately $3,000,000, seized by the abn
property custodian during the war.
At the same time the return to hi
widow of her own property, valued at
about $1,000,000, was ordered. Roth
properties, it was said, consisted
mainly of securities.
The seizure of his pronerfy was
ordered, it was explained, because
Sielcken, who was German horn, was
unable to prove American citizen
ship. Evidence was produced after
his death to show he was naturalized
in San Francisco, but lost his citizen
ship papers when sliipwrecktd on a
voyage from South America.
Heavy Snow Fall in Utah
Will Save Fruit Crops
Salt Lake City. April 5. A 6-inch
fall of snow in Salt Lake City and
surrounding territory within the last
14 hours will result in increasing
Utah's agricultural wealth this year
by more than $1,000,000, J. Cecil Al
ter, United States meteorologist, de
clared. He said that the snow would
act as a blanket for the young trees
tonight, and that the freezing tem
perature, would not affect the buds.
Second" Reduction Made
In Price of Print Paper
Minneapolis, April S.-The board
of directors of the Minnesota and
Ontario Paper company announced
today a further reduction of $17 a
ton on news print to publishers.
This concession together with that
of $8 per ton made January 1. re
duces the price, from $138, as fixed
by contract until July.l, to $lf3 per
ton for the next three months.
Daugherty Recommends Aid
w-,.i.:, a:i e in......
" General Daugherty has recommended
to President Harding the appoini
. ment of William D. Riter of Salt
Lake City as assistant attorney gene
ral, it was announced today.
41 Mutinous Sailors
Returned Under Guard
Providence, R. I., April 5. The
steamship, Britannia, due here to
morrow, has aboard 41 men in irons,
the alleged mutinous crew of the
steamship Mauoa. The Manna was
forced into Horta, bound from France
to Montreal in February. According'
to wireless information today from
the American consul at Horta,
United States r,il on the Manca was
rifled during the mutiny.
The radio message added that de
tailed information concerning the
reported revolt was in the hands of
the purser of the Britannia, who
would turn it over to agents of the
A force of deputies will take
charge of the,prisoncrs on arrival.
Fear Spread of
Coal Strike in
Railway and Transportation
Workers Meet, Today
Miners Attack Several
i By The Aaaoclatrd I'reea.
London, April 5. With all coal
mining in Great Britain stopped the
public is considering tonight whether
the paralysis will extend to the rail
ways and other transportation, and
even among workers generally.
Parliament discussed the situation
today w ithfout taking any steps. The
national transport workers" federa
tion delegates conferred without
reaching a decision as to whether
to call a strike in support of the
miners. . 1 he railway men, the trans
port workers and the miners, . will
meet separately tomorrow.
The' miners took strong measures
in several places today against own
ers protecting their property. A suc
cessful attack was made on the
guardian of a mine near Edinburgh,
Scotland. A thousand miners
marched to the pithead of the Ocean
Collieries in Rhondda, Wales, and
successfully demanded withdrawal of
the officials working the pumps. Re
ferees in several towns have refused
applications of strikers for unemploy
Four hundred delegates represent
ing 500,000 workers attended the
meeting of the transport men's dele
gates. It is reported they are consid
ering other measures to help the min
ers as an alternative to striking", one
measure, being a refusal to transport
coal. ' "
Reports of factories closing con
tinue to be published. The attitude of
the public and workers seemingly
is that this is as good a time as
any for threshing but the vital prob
lem of reduced wages, which the
employers contend is necessary if the
country is to continue doing business
and which the workers insist should
be accomplished" Ty gradual stages
if it cannot be avoided.
The government is concentrating
troops in Kensington Gardens in
the fashionable west end district,
supposedly in connection with plans
to maintain order in the event of
strike disturbances. Soldiers there
are equipped, with arms, steel hel
mets and full war-time parapher
nalia. . -
. In rioinir at the Hart 'Hill
fCollieries near Edinburgh, where
500 miners armed with pit props and
stones attacked and overwhelmed the
police and volunteer" pump workers,
five policemen and several civilians
were injured, while the plant was
wrecked and adjacent haystacks set
afire. In West Benhar, Scotland,
similar scenes occurred. The police
In several other places striking
miners forced volunteers to cease
work. - , "
Chlrngo Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
Washington, April 5.-Reports
from Germany that the German gov
ernment hid conditioned the release
from prison of American army ser
geants, Zimnier and Neaf, in the
promise that Grovcr Cleveland Berg
doll, American draft , dodger, would
be no further molested wers em
phatically denied here today.
Secretary of War Weeks said such
a report was nonsense. "There were
no conditions whatever to the re
lease of these men," he said. "I
know because I have seen copies of
all the correspondence '.with rela
tion to their release and there is
nothing of the sort mentioned. Be
sides this government would not be
a party to any such condition."
High Water in Oklahoma
. Blamed for Train Wreck
Hobart, Okt., April 5. Rock In
land passenger train number 723 was
derailed west of Granite today, the
train turning over on its side. No
one was seriously injured. High
waters caused the wreck, it is stated.
How to Play
, Through a series of articles on
the sports page of The Omaha
Bee, the greatest stars of the
national pastime are offering de-.
tailed information on how to play
various positions on a base ball
The articles are especially val
uable to amateur players, but
every base ball fan in Omaha will
Today EDDIE COLLINS
tells "How to ; Play - Second
Base." Articles will follow by
Walter Maranville, Heinie Groh,
Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Grover
Alexander, Steve O'Neill and
Wilbert Robinson. Watch for
Outline! tn Bee Will
Be Prrfhof Adminis
tration in Settling War
-Rivals Monroe Doctrine
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
thiruiro Tribune-Omaha Bee I.eayd Wire.
' Washington, April 5. What will
be known as the Harding doctrine
of American participation in the
stabilization of world peace, destined
perhaps to rank with the Monroe
doctrine as a principle of Ameri
can policy, constitutes the salient
feature of the peace plan the presi
dent will present to congress next
week, probably in. person.
The Harding doctrine will pro
claim the United States ready to co
operate with European powers to
prevent or suppress any aggression
by any nation or combination of
nations to disrupt the peace of the
The president does not contem
plate that the United States will go
farther than that in dealing with
questions of world peace, - for th.
time being at least. That it will not
enter the present league of nations
even w ith such modifications as have
been proposed up to date,, is certain.
Conference Body Improbable.
Whether there ever will be an
association of nations for confer
ence, as suggested by Mr. Harding,
remains to be seen. It appears im
probable .that any effective steps
will be taken in that direction un
less the European powers should
scrap the present league.
The program for re-establishing
peace with Germany, Austria and
Hungary and for the participation of
the United States in the stabilization
of world peace will be known as
the Harding peace plan, now being
formulated by the president in the
light. of his study of the problem for
several months and of the advice of
his counsellors in the cabinet and
That part of the plan which "pertains
to the re-establishment of peace
with the ctntral powers is based up
on a definite rejection, of the Ver
sailles treaty and upon a declaration
of peace in a resolution similar to the
Knox resolution which is to be
drafted according to present inten
tions,, by Secretary of State
Hughes. This resolution is intended
to embody snch changes in the
Knox resolution as the president and
Secretary Hughes dpem necessary to
Cpnform to the Harding plan. "-.
, The Harding doctrine of American
co-operaticE in the preservation of
peace which the president contem
plates incorporating in this resolution
declaring peace with the central pow
ers, is said to resemble in it s essen
tials the declaration -which Senator
Knox drafted for inclusion in his
Confirms P.ce's Outline.
Confirming The Bee's outline today
of the administration peace program
it was stated authoritatively that the
president and his advisors are con
vinced there is no .practical way of
considering the Versailles covenant
as a basis of the American peace
As for the Knpx resolution, it was
stated that the president voted for it
while in the senate, that he spoke fa
vorably for it in his speech of accept
ance and that he now finds no
particular reason for a marked re
versal of attitude on that score. This
confirmed information from other
quarters that the Knox resolution is
the basis of the plan the president is
The president in discussing the
matter with callers takes the position
that he is not committed to a definite,
program in connection with the in
ternational situation, that it is neces
sary to proceed prudently keeping
in the mind our rights, and aspira
tions in 'he world and that, it may
be necessary to establish the pro
gram piecemeal, instead of all at
Plans Personal Address.
Mr. Harding has declined to state
his views more definitely than that
in advance of his address to congress
next week. He has stated this would
deal not only with domestic legis
lation, but 'with international ques
tions. The president has indicated
that he likes the custom of address
ing congress in person which was
re-established by President Wilson,
having been impressed while a sen
ator with the perfunctoriness of the
communication' of executive mes
sages in writing. He has told nis
friends that in all probability he will
appear before the joint session of the
tuo houses to deliver his message
next Tuesday. '
- The peace program was the subject
of discussion at the cabinet meeting
today. The majority of the cabinet
members expressed the opinion that
(Turn to Twee Two. Column Hi.)
Plattsmouth Lad Scalded
By Boiling Water May Die
Plattsmouth, Neb., Aoril 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Marvin, 8 year-old
son of County Treasurer and Mrs.
Mike Tritsch, is in a hospital h-?re
suffering ftom burns which may
prove fata', as a result of being scald
ed by boiling water. The boy ran
into another member of the family
who was carrying a teakettle, filled
with the boiling water, the contents
being spilled over the land. Physicians
hold little hone for his recover y.
Man KUled by Bull
Golden, Colo., April 5. Olc Han
son, 67, a resident of Jefferson coun
ty for 40 years, was gored to death
by an infuriated bull this afternoon
while saving the life of Mrs. Burg
land, a neighbor. ' Hanson rushed at
the bull with a shovel, but was
knocked down and killed. Mrs.
Light Vote is Cast in
City Primary Election
Polls closed at 8 o'c'ock last eve
ning on the primary election - at
which. Omaha voters picked 14 candi
dates for the city commission, seven
to be elected in May.
Watchers at the polls generally
declared the vote light and Jnterest
apparently lacking. A canvass of
various precincts indicated that the
vote cast exceeded 30.000.
Women voted for the first time.
Owing to the long list of candi
dates 65 the counting of batlots
was tedious ,and no results were
available during . the early night
ey Bid for
Receiver Reports Evidence of
Criminal Violations by In
vestment, Hostelry and
. Securities Finns.
Lincohv April 5. (Special Tele
gram.) The bid of $1,000,000 made
by Eugene C. Epple1', Skmx City
hotel man, for the string of hotels
belonging to the Nebraska Hotel
company and the Nebraska Build
ing and Investment company- was ac
cepted by District Judge : W. M.
Morning this evening. , Hie court
instructed W. E. Barkley, who is
receiver for the companies, to en
ter into a contract immediately with
-Mr. Epplcy for the purchase of the
properties, which are as follows:
Hotel Fontenellc, Omaha; Evans,
Columbus: Lincoln, Scottsbluff:
Lincoln hotel, Lincoln; Capital hotel
site, Lincoln; Lincoln, Franklin;
Lincoln, Table Rock.
The $875,000 bid made by a group
of Lincoln financiers was not boost
ed. It and the Eppley bid were the
only ones received. Motions by in
terveners against the sale of the
properties were overruled by the
court. F. E. Schaaf, former presi
dent of the company, filed objections
to the sale.
Recommendation that a . special
grand jury in Lancaster county be
called to investigate alleged viola
tions of the criminal law by direc
tors of the Nebraska Building and
Investment company, the Nebraska
Hotel company and the Lincoln Se
curities company was made this
afternoon by W. E. Barkley, receiver
tor the three firms, m all amended
report filed in district court here on
the condition of these concerns.
In his report yesterday Barkley
charged that these firms never did
In his amended report today
Barkley charges he has found evi
dences 'of. violations of the criminal
laws of Nebraska iff transactions of
the companies through an investiga
tion of the books of the concerns by
C. B. Campbell;
These alleged criminal transac
tions were between the directors of
the three companies, Barkley
charees. naming Frank E. Schaaf as
a member of the board of directors.
Barklev asks that a special grand
jury be called to investigate the al
leged transactions and indict the
persons found responsible.
He recommends that special coun
sel be employed in behalf of the
Fisherman Gives Up
His Life to Save That
Of Fellow Companion
San Diego, Cal., April 5. How
John Zaberlin, a fisherman, gave his
life for his fellow was told here
today by Joseph Vidovich, the man
Both were swept overboard from
the fishing smack Santa Lucia' Sun
day night in a heavy storm. They
caught some nets swept over at the
same time and pulled their way
along these toward the boat until
Vidovich became exhausted. After
that Zaberlin held to his companion
with one hand and edged toward
the vessel with the other, and his
feet. The only other man aboard
was injured but stayed at the wheel.
After a bitter struggle Zaberlin put
Vidovich over the rail and clam
"I have helped you all I can." he
said. "I am going to die now."
Then Vidovich said, Zaberlin fell
to the deck, dying almost at once.
Another vessel towed the Santa
Lucia to port last night.
Hastings, Neb., April 5. (Special
Telegram.) Mayor L. B. Stiner was
re-elected mayor here today, defeat
ing William Madjctt and Charles G.
Ingraham, both former mayors. In
graham ran second and. . Madjett
third. The Sunday moving picture
proposal was overwhelmingly de
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) City officials nam
ed at the election here today are as
follow: Mayor, Carl A. Johnson;
city clerk, Aubrey Duxbury; treas
urer, Charles Hartford: engineer,
jamcs. B. McGec; councilmcn, First
ward, Frank M. Restor; Second
ward. James Bird; Third ward, Roy
W. Knorr; Fourth ward, John Schul
hof; Fifth ward, Frank Sebatka, jr.;
school board, Dr. B. A. Marshall and
F. S. Chase.
' Stromshnro' Neb.. Anril 5 Sne.
cial Telegram.) John B. Johnson
was elected Mayor oi stromsburg at
till rttv riorfinn hfM tnrla v Ottipr
city officials elected are: City clerk,
A. E. Rodine; treasurer, C. I Mo
linc; - engineer, Lewis Enderson;
councilman. A. C. Donelson and Al
bert Hull: school board, Victor An
derson and C. A. James.
Viviani Views Our Devastated District
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Tells Board Wants to Know
Where Agencies Have Fall
en Down; Also Desires
Washington, . April 15. President
Harding today asked his special
commission, headed by Charles G.
Dawes, of Chicago, to make "dili
gent ..inqutry" of government de
partment .heads in an effort to find
out just where the government
agencies have been "lacking in
authority, neglectful or failing" in
caring for disabled service men. He
also asked tha investigation be
made of "theb'ises which have de
veloped." Mr. Dawes who called on the
president today at the White House,
announced- that the president's
wishes would be carried out to the
letter and that the inquiry would
not be. directed into controversial or
' I have asked you to meet and
make an investigation into the ad
ministration of the law for caring
for the crippled and injured sol
diers of the late world war." said the
president's statement. "There have
been numerous complaints that the
government is neglecting the .be
coming care of these defenders, to
whom it owes every consideration,
and there is further complaint that
there is tardiness in dealing with
them and their claims which grew
out of their service.
Must Find Cause.
"I should like you to make diligent
inquiry of department heads or with
those associated with them, in an ef
fort to find out just where. the gov
ernment agencies are in any way
lacking in authority, neglectful or
failing to carry out what is the un
questioned intent of congress in its
enactment of law, and the making
of appropriations. There need be no
inquiry into the intent of the gov
ernment, because I think it is well
understood that every agency desires
to deal justly and generously with
those of its defenders who were im
paired in the nation's defense.
"I think it .would be well, while
you are making inquiry as to the
failure to care for these service men
that you also make inquiry into the
abuses which have developed, and
look carefully into the regulations
adopted so that you may know their
probable effect in the future. . It is
well to realize that the Arrierican peo
ple want to prove the republic's
gratitude to these men. .
Must Stand Fifty Years.
"The regulations adopted at this
time are likely to be in effect for a'
lull half century to come. In order
to deal justly with these. men and
carry out a permanent policy it is
exceedingly important to start on a
firm foundation." - . . .
Mr. Dawes told his commission
that it was known that '.'a deplora
ble situation exists" and that the
president and congress were anx
ious to remedy it.
lhe condition exists - he de
clared, "because; of lack of co-ordination
among the agencies au
thorized by the law tq care for the
soldiers. Something must be - ac
complished. We will find the rem
edy and stay in continuous session
until we do. . The men on the other
side worked at night. This relates
to them. Let's cut out the dinners
and get down to definite work right
Mr. Dawes said the commission's
hearings should be concluded by
Saturday night and the commission
then begin its executive sessions to
draft recommendations for submis
sion to the president.
To Stand Probe
Cabinet Names Commission to
Make Plans for Fighting
i Monopoly. '
Chicago Tribunc-Omnha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, April 5. The cabinet
today had under consideration the
problem of radio' communication in
the United States with particular ref
erence to the private monopoly, com
monly referred to as the Marconi
monopoly throughout the world, and
a proposed, extension of this..monr.
opoly in the United Stales. .,
- It " lias Come " to"" the attention of
government departments that the
three big private radio concerns op
erating in the United States are
planning a combination designed as
a cog in the world-wide Marconi
monopoly, the concerns involved in
this country being the Radio Corpo
ration of America, the Wcstinghou.se
company and the Federal Radio cor
How the other countries are pro
posing to fight this monopoly by
permitting the transmission of gen
eral and commercial business
through government wireless was de
scribed to the cabinet and the par
ticipation by the United States in
this movement through transmis
sion of general business by the
United Stales navy wireless was
also discussed. How to improve this
American service was considered to
gether with the whole problem of
domestic and international communi
As a result of the discussion it
was agreed that the State, War,
Navy, Postoffice and Commerce de
partments should each name a tech
nical expert who should constitute
a special commission on radio mat
ters. This commission will hold its
first meeting Thursday, and it will
seek to co-operate with members of
the . international communication
conference which is here working
out, among other things, problems
of the radio as they affect interna
tional wireless transmission.
Greeks Are in Danger
Of Losing City of Brusa
Constantinople, April S. (By The
Associated Press.) Greek forces in
North Asia Minor seem to be in
danger of losing Btusa, upon which
city the Turkish nationalists are ad
vancing in superior numbers. The
Greek casualties during the past 10
days on the Eski-Shchr front are estimated-
at ' ISO ofliccrs and 4,000
men. Ismet Pasha, Turkish com
mander at ; Eski-Shehr, is issuing
wireless dispatches comparing the
Turkish victory there to the battle
of the Marnc. He adds in his state
ments that he was a student of Mar
shal Joffre. ' '
Murder Trial in Georgia
' Peonage Case Started
' Covington, Ga.. April 5 A jury
to try'Johii S. Williams on a charge
of the murder of one of. the. 11 ne
groes alleged to have been killed on
his plantation in an effort to hide
peonage practices,-was completed-today
and the taking of testimony will
begin tomorrow. Seven farmers,
two merchants, a clerk, a barber and
a druggist were sworn to try the case.
The defense sought delay in" the
trial on a plea of lack of time to pre
pare its case, Tiu't Judge Hutchcson
refused a 'postponement.- . ,
Warmer Weather n Coast
Removes Danger to Fruit
San ' Francisco, April 5. Rising
temperatures today have-taken away
all danger of damage to fruit along
the Pacific coast from the two days'
extiemcly low temperatures, the
weather bureau announced. During
the two days' storm snow fclt iu
southern California, and below freez
ing temperatures were recorded.
Hoover Asked to
Aid Shipmen to
Fix Wage Scale
President of Union Declares
Owners Prepared to Demand
Cut and Elimination of
Washington, April 5. Secretary
Hoover was requested today Ly An
drew -Fuvuseth, president of the In
ternational Seamen's union, to use
nis personal and official influence in
arranging a conference betwetn the
American Ship Owners' association
and officials of the seamen's union
with a view to negotiating renewals
of wage and other agreements which
expire April 30.
"The next six weeks will determine
whether the United States is to have
an adequate merchant marine or is to
go back to the status of 20 years
ago,' Mr. Furuscth said.
It is reported here that the ship
owners are prepared to insist upon i
wage reduction of 25 per cent,
elimination of all overtime provisions
in the present agreements and several
changes in working conditions. Mr.
Furuscth said, however, that the
headqimtcrs of the seamen's asso
ciation here still was in ignorance of
the extent to which the ship owners'
demands would go, as no communi
cation had been received either from
the American Ship Owners' associa
tion or from the similar organization
on the Pacific coast, although' a re
quest for a conference was first nisde
Charles Starts Trip
For Swiss Frontier
Vienna, April 5. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Announcement was
made tonight by the foreign office
that former Emperor Chariot, who
had been at Steinamanger, arrived
today at Fchring, where he boarded
the Austrian train bound for Switz
erland. Charles entered his compartment
81,2:45 o'clock while awaiting the
train. He had remained in the pri
vate car which had brought him
from Steinamanger. The train left
Fehrmg at 4:30 o'clock and it is re
ported tha. it will reach the Swiss
frontier early Wednesday.
The V-cnnesc government is
breathing easier since Charles has
started. His visit, however, iias re
sulted in two portfolios be'ng va
cated; Minister of War Mueller and
Minister of the Interior Glaz having
resigned. "3oth objected to a Volks
wehr guard being placed over
Charles, claiming this was an in
dignity to the former emperor.
Newspaper Uses Branch
Office to Speed Delivery
Toronto, April 5. To expedite
distribution, the Toronto Evening
Telegram began publishing part of
each edition in a branch plant four
miles from the main office. .
' The branch turned out papers
simultaneously with, headquarters.
All copy was, edited and set in the
main plant and some pages 'stereo
typed before being rushed to. the
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Bill Providing Penally for
Teaching Modern Foreign
Tongue in State Recom
mended by House.
Puts Teeth in Siman Law
Lincoln, April 5. (.Special.)
Teaching .modem foreign language
in any private or public school in the
state under the eighth grade is sub
ject to a fine or imprisonment under
the terms of Senate File 160 recom
mended for passage in the lower,
house today by a vote of 65 to 31.
American Legion men by the
hundreds shouted, whistled ami ap
plauded in the galleries when Keprc-'
senlative Byrum of Franklin, moved
advancement of the bill and spoke in
its behalf. For fully five iv.inutes
after Bvrum concluded bis speech,
Representative Mellor, acting chair-
nan. waited tor someone to speaw.
. . i .. ti tt . i ir..
against tne mil. ruiany .Mian
John" arose to his feet.
"Well, I'll talk then," he said.
. "Alfalfa John" declared the hilj
was a slap at the German people
Continuing, he named Gcrmau gen
trals in the civil war to prove the
loyalty of the Teuton in America
and declared the Siman law was suf
ficiently drastic. j
Defends Bill. '!
Before the debate was finished late
in the afternoon fully two-thirds of
the members had spoken.
"There are (certain races in this
coujitry determined to maintain &
"Little Germany," "Little Italy" and
"Little Bohemia" despite any of our
laws to the contrary." Speaker W. L.
Anderson said. "They care nothing
about the spirit of the law and we
must literally put a letter in it in the
form of a penalty to . force ft upon
Continuing, Anderson pointed to
the action of certain factions in going
to the supreme court in attempting to
knock out the Siman language law to
prove, he declared, that they cared
nothing for the spirit of the law.
"If they want pure English in
this country let's force them to put
English labels on drugs so rain
water won't sell at 65 cents a bot
tle," Representative Beans shouted
in hi3 second speech of the session.
Beans voted against the bill.
Religious Services Not Affected.
An amendment by Byrum cutting
out a provision permitting private
tutors t(f teach modern languages
carried. Religious services are the
only public meetings whkh may be
conducted in a foreign language
under the bill- recommended for
Originally, Senate File 160,. intro
duced by Senator Norval, would
have put the Siman law in the dis
card. When the senate finished with
(Turn to Page Two, Column Two.)
Cubans Appeal to U. S.
To Control Country
During New Election
Washington, D. C, April 5.
Formal appeal for the establishment
by the United States of a temporary
provisional government in Cuba to
supervise new general elections was
made to the State department by Dr.
Rafael Angulo, chairman of the com
mittee of liberals, in the interest of
Jose Miguel Gomez, defeated liberal
candidate for the presidency of Cuba.
The appeal asked that the provisional
government be- headed either by a
Cuban or an American as governor
Department officials assured Dr.
Angulo that . the appeal would be
taken under consideration.
The department also has received
a protest from the Veterans associa
tion of Cuba against the Gomez ap
peal. During the day General Gomez
was presentod to President Harding.'
Record Grain Shipment
Reported in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minn., April 5.
Minneapolis terminals now are
plentifully supplied with railroad
eejuipment and the movement of
grain from local elevators to consum
ing points is the largest on record
for the present crop, the Minneapolis
traffic association announced. Eleva
tor stocks are being reduced at the
rate of nearly 1,000,000 bushels a
week. Stocks on April 2 totaled
Fruit Growers From Every
x State Meet in Chicago
Chicago, April 5. More than 200
delegates representing every state
and fruit growing locality in the
country were here today attending
the meeting of the fruit growers
The principal business w as discus
sion on a resolution which proposes
that a committee o,f 21 should in
vestigate marketing and transporta
tion problems and the cultivation of
Angered at Mother, Youth
Kills Self in Michigan
Pontiac, M-ich., April 5. Angered
because his mother refused to hasten -preparations
for breakfast in order
that he might engage in a ball game,
Kcrmit Brown, 11, on of Fred
Brown of Pontiac, shot and killed
himself with a shotgun.
Bonus Given Wisconsin
Soldiers Outside State
Madison, Wis., April 5. The 2,000
Wisconsin soldier coters who regis
tered outside the state will receive
the cash bonus of $10 each for each
month in the service as. a result of
the decision oi the supreme court
today, ' .
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