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The Omaha Bee
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4. Horn Rula Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Goverameat.
What the Legislature Accomplished.
It is a little too soon to fully appraise the
work of the legislature just adjourned without
day. From the time it commenced work, at the
beginning of the new year, until its end, almost
foup; months later, it has been buy. Whatever
else'may be said of the body;' 'it members were
lurd workers. ;They took hold of their task se
riously and earnestly endeavored to do what to
ti-e'tn seemed best. We gravely doubt if. eondi-t-ons
.in Nebraska are such as warrant many of
the'uempts nude at correcting the ways, of the.
people, or whether marked improvement, in so
cial and business life will follow the wake of the
r new statutes. ' Bat many nded things were at
, ' tended to, and some provisions made that will
jiuroly be of benefit to all the citizens.
I -" "" Qmaha is particularly interested ,m the home
l-Hrttle charter'that is to be voted, on hers in June.'
1 .rex.t to this .cqmeif.the revenue law, which will
v be studied very closely before its provisions are
1 if entirely clear. The districting of Douglas county
! for the election of members of the legislature
. ! ij, is to conform to the constitutional provision,
. adopted last summer. It will materially , cbm
plicate local politics, but may finally work'; out
as its advocates' hope. Similar remariJgwy be.
Jrmade as to the law that abolishes the ' police
i ill1 judges and justices of the peace and .tiadi two
ij.'i' members to the municipal court benchl" .
' ijj' For the' first time in the state's .history ap-'
k i ll! propriations were made in response to.abudget
i fm submitted by the executive. This, together with
'lii'lhe confirmation of the "code" system of admin?
istration and the preparation of the revenue law
I indicates the progress being made in the manner- j
and form of the state irovernment. It is not en-""l
l: tirelv clear. thouEh.vas to whether the "'"budget
tii;'''pla!,'has entirely eliminated logrolling: oft Jk
propriations. External evidences f the.. old
,!!' method may be discerned in the result
. Fiercest of all the session's controversies
' raced around the movie censorship, a portion ei -
l.il the extensive welfare program presented -bythe .
special commission, and most ot which,. was.jet-;
i; tisoned by the legislature, in the last rnoracni
j'jj the censorship measure, went through, but) :
prompt veto by the governor may be accepted ii
(;! the final verdict on this piece of work,: .. '
' to the credit of the members must be placed
the notwbrthv ' reluctance-"' to "expand expendK
tures. A final budget approximating $23,000,000
:i; fnr the t.icnnium is formidable enough under
f'li "circumstances. Many desirable measures failed"
end that rowdyism be eliminated. This docs not
mean that base ball games are to become calm
as afternoon teas, but that the hot-headed young
sters will be taught that there is a better way of
settling arguments than handing the other fellow
a punch in the nose. To win a ball game each
player must have absolute control of all his
faculties all the time, and the man who loses his
temper is a handicap to his team for that long
As to the gambling element, the man jho will
invent a way to prevent partisans from backing
their judgment as .to the merits of the teams or
the players will have achieved a real wonder.
It may be possible to keep down open gambling,
which is the curse of. the game, but the quiet
sort is bound to prevail as long as base ball is
Some Defects of Democracy
Lord Bryee' t Criticisms Gn
Careful, Critical Consideration
to receiva approval, and. some went over.
111! might have beer killed without harm to the
state, but on the, whole the session1 will measure
if up fairly well with its predecessors,' -
McKelvie Ends the Censorship. .
Governor . McKelvie's prompt and emphatic,
' V cio of the moving picture censorship measure
i it " "ull be approved by right-thinking' Nebraskans.
i u.'i 'lle gives a very good reason for his act in these
Jiij words: r
I wish to point out the fruitful field of dis-,
enjion, discontent and resentment that is dc
eloping in the public mind by this sort of
A tendency to interfere with the ordinary's
I aftairs of life, to set up an indefinite and hazy
standard of morals by statute, and to put the
r keening of the public conscience into private care.
' has caused much apprehension among those who '
truly love their fellowmen, and who have hope3
f for the spiritual as well as the intellectual and
material advance of the race. The Bee has on
'. several occasions presented ha: it regards as
,: gocd reasons why such a board as was proposed
!1! by the advocates of censorship should not be
created. It is, not to the credit of the legislators
;tbat in the closing moments of a ?orig session
V they should have given way and, one branch ad
l! mining that it was 'passing the buck" to the
,i other, have enacted such a piece of legislation
' as many of them realized is dangerous: in its
) nature and subversive in its principle. Governor
i, McKelvie has shown moral courage that might
i well have controlled the lawmakers and have re-
; 'l' lieved thera long ago from the most troublesome
J i! item cm their program.' ,t
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- K.eep Amateur oase mil viean.
' Omaha, like all other l,ive' communities, is
greatly interested in base. ball. This extends
fi: beyond the splendid, team that represents the
! city in the Western league, and includes the en
t; rhusiastic semi-professional and amateur organ
; izations, which are so numerous and sdenergetic.
As a matter .of fact, it is quite probahle that
;: partisanship rpns higher in- proportion to the
!!: amateur than1 to the professional clubs. -j:;
This quality of unTOwing, loyal suppoVt has
li' been a source 'of difficulty from the start m con
ji nection with the efforts to organize and discipline
I the unpaid players. They take part in the con.
j!' tests from pure love of sport Their followers
j! not one of them but is first and last in favor of 4
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fair play at itl times. Frequently, however, in
;c the excitement of a close contest, when a cu
ff puted play coines up, hot temper is likely to flash
j out when cool judgment would be far better.
I Then it is a word, and a blow, and frequently a
V row, marring the game that should have been a
joy to all. .
t Manager Isaacson and all who are associated
with him deserve not only commendation because
?Dlteic attitude, but. should 1ave. the help of all
i te&afc...4L'8&-i "affialeps-bjie bajl, tft-the
Women On Guard.
The walls of the city of Jericho, it is written,
fell down at the sound of a trumpet. Not o
with the bulwarks of Omaha, though much noise
is now being relied upon to effect the capture of
the city. Injustice, loose morals, hatred and the
corruption of riches -were the weak barriers on
which that ancient town of Palestine relied, and
the blast of trufh demolished them.
The walls of Omaha are its homes, and the
clean hearts and f honest lives found in them.
Fully awakened to their responsibility, the wives
and mothers are alert at the parapets. Armed
now with the vote, they are taking an active
and important part in all good movements and
at this time especially in the matter of choosing
the commissioners who are to rule the city.
In countless ways the administration of the
municipality affects the welfare of the home.
One of the more apparent points of contact has
lately been seen in the ordinance reducing the
costs : of electric lights to domestic consumers.
This was brought about by a readjustment of
rates which had given a few large industrial con
cerns the electric power to run their plants at
less than the actual cost of producing the cur
rent. Under old contracts about a score of mills
and factories had enjoyed the privilege of
ridiculously low charges for electricity, while
the cost was apportioned among the small con
sumers. Not all of them had the same rate-
some of the business houses, indeed, will profit
by the readjustment, for they have been paying
more than was just. What the city commission
did was to put them all on the same basis, and
to. insure that none would have the undue ad
vantage of loading the home consumer with a
portion of the charges that should have been
paid 'by it.- .'
This is' even-handed justice. No industry
hat can not afford ;to pay living wages to its.
employes or tan not run without levying toll on
the people answers any purpose. These plants
are jail substantial, all able to pay as they go,
needing' no; subsidies or special favors. In ruling
that. they must hot be allowed to saddle part ot
their running ;expenses on the homes of Omaha,
the city councjj has shown the same regard for
the rights; of, the; whole people that has charac
terized its entire; administration,.
No- one- in; Omaha needs any special privi
leges. '-In; ,'the; emorecment of the !aw; agamst
crime arid misdemeanors that same standard has
be uah&d by the city hall. Undoubtedly there
are poliikftl interests, whose secret source of
strengths lies' in . the hope extended , to some, that
i 'justke" will Wink now and then at special privi-
leges xft one gmq or anotner. vne ppiiucai iac
tion just now is attacking the present city coun
cil for' its equitable readjustment of electric rates.
The same Interests are likewise hinting that the
.nnliw rlinrtment has been over-strict in its-
dealings With undesirables. Ihcse elements seeh.
to create- the- impression that if the administra
tion can be .overturned, a general- loosening up
will follow,; " - ,' -
The . trumpet calls of a 'mistaken and mis
guided "liberalism".' are being heard. Some ex
cellent people may have mistaken the sound for
harmony, when in, fact it is nothing more than
the signal for collapse,- But the walls of Omaha,
will stand firm, as long as the women are aroused.
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' Warning' From the Past.
The people of France ought.' not be made to
bear the whole brunt of the charge of extrava
gance and dissolute conduct which flaunts itself
in the gambling houses, race courses and pleas
ure resorts where the idle rich "of the whole
world assemble. The names of Americans are
not lacking from the accounts which filter out of
the wasteful and depraved diversions.
These same distorted instincts exist among a
certain class, in every nation, but it is in France
that they are concentratedand as a result even
the poor there are said to have been thrown into
a fever of gambling: and immorality.
It was such an increase in immorality that
was seen during the decline of Rome. Gluttony
and the most debauched luxury characterized the
higher classes, and moral principles were extinct
among them., Wealth had become concentrated
and furnished the only standard of . social dis
tinction. N .
All ties of marriage broke down, and in the
time of Caesar a premium had to be put upon
marriage. Rewards were offered to women who
had many children, and those who had none
were' forbidden to wear jewels or ride in litters.
Matters continued to grow woe, for these things
were not matters with which laws could deal,
but could have been cured only by a thorough
going change of heart. Emperor Augustus put
penalties on those who failed to marry, in a last'
effort to strengthen the institution of home and
family, but without avail. - t
Faith died, demagogues gained political power
by attacking industrial capital, lowering the rate
of interest and attempting the abolition of debts.
Were it not that the modern world has full
knowledge of these facts, good ground for the
fear that history would repeat might, exist.
Just when South Dakota had come to be re
garded as provincial on account of its blue laws
the revelation is made that they were based on
similar statutes in cosmopolitan New, York. The
difference, however, may lie in the application.
In spite of Mr. Wilson's point concerning no
annexations, the United States has annexed at
least two things through the war trouble and
Peace by resolution is all right, but most of
the world seems to lack the resolution and not
to have got any farther than the "whereas."
Arrests in the Des Moines police department
suggest a resort to the old theory of "set a thief
to catch a thief." .
That new military figure in France is General
Amnesty, .whom some have thoughrjughtlo be
("J. E. C." in Boston Transcript.) ;
As Lord Brj ce, in his writings about the i
United States, has never shown a lack either of;
understanding ot or ot admiration lor our in
stitutions and our national character, we are
bound to view with respect his summary of the
defects of our system, in his recent work on
"Modern Democracy." Those detects he notes
1. State legislat'ires do not enjoy the con-
fidence of the people, as is shown by the re
strictions imposed upon them, and by the trans
fer, in many states, of some of their powers to
the citizens acting directly. Congress main
tains a higher level, yet one below that to be
expected ot a nation proud of its institutions
as a whole.
2. The civil service, with the exception of
. the scientific branches of the national govern
ment, is not yet equal to the tasks which the
ex-tension of the function of government is im
posing upon it. .
2. The state judiciary is, in the large ma
jority of the states, inferior in quality to the
better part of the bar that practices before it,
and has in some few states ceased to be respected.
4. The administration of criminal justice is
slow, .uncertain, and in many states so inef
fective that offenders constantly escape pun
ishment. - 1 5. The laws are in some states so imper
fectly enforced that the security for personal
rights, and to a less, extent for property right
also, is inadequate.
6. The government of cities, and especially
of the largest cities, has beta incompetent,,
wasteful and corrupt.
7. Party organizations, democratic in theory
and in their outward form, have become selfish
oligarchies worked by professional politicians.
8. The tone of public life and the sense that
public service is an honorable public trust,
though now rising, are not yet what tifey
should be in so great a nation.
9. The power of wealth, and particularly
of great incorporated companies, to influence
both legislatures and the choice of persons to
sit in legislatures and on the judicial bench,
has been formidable.
10. Though there are and always have been
in public life some rnen erf brilliant gifts, the
number of such persons is less than might be
expected in a country where the national issues
before the nation are profoundly important.
The statements contained in his summary are
certainly in the main correct, though wc fancy
i-ord cryce has not gone to the bottom of the
matter in one or two instances. In the matter
of the removal of power from legislatures to the
citizens acting directly, for example, the changes
are not so much due to dissatisfaction with the
legislators themselves as to the general tendency
to transmute our purely representative republic
into a tlemocracy. The tendency is a growth,
not an impeachment, of the democratic idea in
which Lord Brycc continues to afHrm his con
fidence. And it is the more marked in the states
than in the affairs of the nation because the laws
of the states are : more- readily open to such
changes than those of the nation because, they
are nearest to the people's hand. But. even in
tho affairs of the nation, in spite of the constitu
tional difficulties, the change asserts itself, as
the constitutional amendment for the popular
clectipn of senators proves. It would be impos
sible, moreover, that the state legislators should,
be looked to with quite fhe same degree of re
spect as congress, for the reason that the activi
ties of the nation, being on a broader scale and
much more distinguished, attract . the highest
minds aitd the greatest political genius, leaving
the legislatures ot.the states in a considerab.'e'dc
gree to the tyros in government.
The civil service is indeed inferior to what it
ougrht to be, and perhaps it always will be. We
had great hopes-of the civil . services a .(feneration
ago, when men like Theodore Roosevelt devoted
themsehes to its regeneration. . But the public
civil service suffers perennially; in this, country
from the competition of business; with its great
prizes. It is not so much democracy's fault as
How to Keep Well
By DR. W. A. EVANS
Qutiiiuit caacsrniny ars'a '
lion and prvttin of diseasf. u
m it ted ta Pr. Evens by rtadtrs of
Thi Bh, will aaiwtred ptrnlly,
ufejact ta proptr liatltatian, whtrt a
lUmHi addrfttad tnvalapa is an
clesad. Dr. Evaas will net maka
diagnosis ar prascribe far individual
rfiaseits. Aldress Itttara ia ears of
. Copyright, 1821, by Dr. W. A. Evans.
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the fault of democracy's, prosperity. The same
may be said of th state judiciary in its relation
to the bar.. The bar. leads to fortune the bench
only to. dignified public service, inadequately re
warded.; ; The condition may well produce, a
higher grade of acumen at the bar than on the
bench, .But it does not prevent the bench from
beirig' honorable and, in the main, learned and
sagtciousv Justice is indeed slo.w, and often in
effective.; "The condition as well as the criticism
deserves the attention of the people. .
' Personal rights and property ar,e in the main
well , guarded under our democracy. Do rot
cases where 6uch protection is lacking' immedi
ately arouse public attention and indignation?
If the government of our cities is still corrupt,
we can, nevertheless, prove that on the whole
we have been making progress in this field. Bos
ton, for example, has introduced several im
portant reforms in her city administration in re
cent j-ears. New York is less corrupt in this
generation than in the last. Yet.it is very likely
that the limitations of democracy, in the matter
of city government, are perpetual.: In the lastj
analysis democracy is the more emotional, the
more completely governed, by feeling, the nearer
it gets to the popular source of power. The dele
gated national power is the least emotional, the
.least subject to spasms and outbursts; the state is
more emotional; the city most of - all. ; In city
elections cool judgment, is periodically upset by
personal passions, prejudice,, or. blind,, choice.
Tammany is the type of personal basis, the rule
of feeling; in the operation of democracy. We
shall probably never have ideal :ity government,
and more s the pity
, We are not so sure that Lord Bryce is right
in condemning, in so sweeping a way, our party
organizations as selfish oligarchies. They are
imperfect agencies, but they are. generally repre
sented as worse than they are. After all, their
motive, in board affairs, is good, and the fact
that they must function in obedience to the oeo
pie at least periodically corrects their worst de
fects. Their source is pure; they cannot in their
n ' . a . . . 1 . 1 . f 1 rri
now qmic rise to u; out iney ao xainy weu. inc
tone of our public life is indeed rising; and oer-
haps that is enough to ask. Nor is the power
ot wealth, repressive. Jt is probably declining.
We do. our share of "muddling along" in this
country, as well as the people of other democ
racies. And it is at least one good sign that we
keep our public, arrangements and proceedings
wide open to .criticism. . : - . .. , -.
The Way to i Quicken Prosperity.
When general, production costs are brought
down to something approximating prewar costs
wage earners, like everybody else, will be a'.l the
better off. The production, without which the
nation must die of dry rot, will quicken, em
ployment will be abundant, earnings will be reg
ular and the cost of living will be down again
within everybody's reach. New York Herald.
It's a Sad Tale, Mates. ,
With labor turning its back on communism
and refusing to be set free from the capitalistic
yoke. Lenine and Trotzky may decide that the
world is not worth saving and leave it to perish
of high living. Chicago News.
It Doesn't Mean " Anything. "
The New Jersey .legislature has. refused to
ratify the prohibition amendment, but. we ven
ture the assertion that the real stuff costs as
much per: quart there as it does here. Detroit
Free Press. ,
It may be that before many years
we will have heart disease sanitaria
duplieatinsr those for consumption
For several years heart disease has
led consumption as & cause of death.
The . consumption rate, falling
steadily for more than 10 years, haa
slumped rapidly since the Influenza
epidemic of 1918. On tha other
hand,, heart disease has increased, or
at least held its own, when scores
of other diseases were decreasing:.
In some places there are heart dis
ease dispensaries paralleling the tu
oercuiosis dispensaries. in some
places there are evening: classes of
instruction on how to live for hoart
cases, Just as there are similar class
es for consumption. We are begin
ning lo get book manuals on how to
live with heart trouble Just as we
have similar manuals for conaump
And now we read in the Medical
Record of a- New York open air
sanitarium for heart cases. If the
roll were called, doubtless a fair
number of auch places could be
found, and it would be increasingly
evident that there is no need to go
to Europe and take the Schott treat
ment for heart trouble.
The New York institution oecupios
a tract of 60 acres. On the tract are
two miles of surfaced walks, with
grades of 1 per cent and less. There
is a short link golf course, base ball
diamonds, tennis courts, hand ball
courts, croquet courts, athletic fields,
dancing floors, playground, pool and
billiard tables and workshops. Just
as In the case ' of the tuberculosis
sanitaria, there ia an entrance ex
amination, and none except suitable
cases are sent to this institution.
Only those are sent of whom the fol
lowing1 oucstion can be answered in
' Has the proposed applicant suf
ficient heart and general reserve to
be repairable, rehabitable up to full,
or handicapped, wage -earning,
homekeeping, or schooling in a few
weeks' term of rest-work-play ex
ercise treatment in the country?"
Note that Dr. Bush, who writes of
this treatment, calls it the rest-work-play-exercise
out the thought of the rest-feeding-open
air treatment of consumption.
To drop some of the near syno
nyms will give tho heart treatment
a better title,
The usual length of stay in this
institution is about four weeks. An
eight weeks'' stay would be better.
The average length ot stay in a tu
berculosis sanitarium is about Ave
months. An average stay of 10
months would be better.
The central, theme of the treat
ment is graduated exercise to build
up all the muscles, and especially
tha heart muscle. This is .com
bined with prescribed rest. In a
certain sense it,, too, is an open air
treatment. An important part of
the treatment is a. certain ' work
period, spent daily in a workshop.
Dr. Stewart says "The good super
intendent of a tuberculosis sanltari-.
um is one who knows which patients
to prescribe work for and what kinds
and how much."
Examination Seems Best.
Mrs. F. S. writes: "My daughter
always complains about her heels
hurting her. , At night she can hard
ly walk, the condition is so bad,
There is nothing: on the heels, so far
as I can see. Can you tell me what
this is?. Is there anything I can do
to relieve the pain?"
It may be that her foot, bones are
out of line. X-ray would settle
that. Rheumatism ' and' gout are
possibilities. Women sometimes feel
an ovarian pain in the heels. Trying
to treat before the nature, of the
trouble is known is a matter- of
How to Americanize.
Now is the time to go into the country, make
a garden, raise some-chickens and tell the
profiteers the exact spot in the lake where they
may jump in. Chicago News.
Two Don'ts for Investors.
Not to buy what you can't: pay ic-r and not
to sell what you haven't got is still a good rule
ior the average investor to tollow. Los Ansclts
108 Lives Against His 1.
W. R; writes: "Is it proper or
sanitary to live with a dozen cats?
My wife has a hobby of keeping
from eight to 13 cats in our home at
all times and every, one seems to be
sick, always sneezing and their eyes
running with matter.' The cats lie'
on our bed.,, on the table, and they
prowl over all our dishes and if I
kick I am. told to leave the house.
What do you advisa? M'e have four
rooms and things are always in a
filthy condition as the cats are riot
what you- would call clean."
: , REPLY.
; I presume a person could live with
a dozen cats and keep things very
clean and sanitary, but it would re
quire a great deal 'of work. I sug
gest that you ask for an investiga
tion by the sanitary bureau of the
health 'department. ;
Better Try a Little Scotch.
' D. D; F. writes: Did, booze
evei? cause any. more sickness, suffer
ing and death in tha happy days of
King Alcohol than is now caused by
the present style of women's clothing
so scant and short at both ends?
"2. Is it. not about time to intro-,
duce the twentieth -amendment to
the constttution prohibiting thia aw
ful sacrifice of life and health to the
god of style? .
"3. Is sleeping . sickness an epi
demic?" -.1 V"; . - - , , .-
REPLY. , ' '' ' '-':-:
1. There is nd proof that abbrevi
ated clothing is harmful to health
The Scotch Highlander is about as
healthy as they make 'em, and the
women are a long way from the
Highlander's state of exposure. Dr.
Walter James , thinks women are
healthier because 'of their way . of
abbreviating their clothes at bottom
and top. -
2. Why not ask the Scotch to lead
' Yes. Bran Is Good. .
' P. ."'P. writes: "l. What is the
normal blood . pressure of a man
aged S8 and in good health?' 1
i "2. Is bran- beneficial for consti
pation? Are two cupfuls sufficient
for dally use?"
REPLY. ' J
1. About 140.
2. (a) Ye. There are a few ex
ceptions.' (b) Yes. .
About Heart Murmur.
Mrs. P. B. S writes: "What is
meant by a systolic heart murmur,
also how can it be compensated, and
Js it a serious trouble for a woman
A "systolic heart murmur" is a
sound made by the blood leaking
through a crippled valve. I Judge
that j'ou have a leak in your mitral
valve in the left side of your heart.
"Compensated" means that the heart
muscle has grown strong enough to
do the extra work without inconveni
ence. A systolic murmur with com
pensation is not exactly serious.
However, you should have an exam
ination periodically once a year or
tar Looae Shos.
C. B. writes: "How can I gt rid
Wear loose shoes and properly flu
ling socks. Use any one of the
tandard corn medicines fnund on
the market, following directions
Wants Balloon School Retained.
Omaha, April 25. To the Kdltor
Of The Bee: Willi no desire to
rush into print, for I know only
fools rush in where angels foar to
tread, I am writing you as a citizen,
resident here for over 20 years, a
home owner and taxpayer, and last
but not least, always a -boonter for
Omaha, spending my own time and
money to advertise our beautiful
city, both at home and when travel
ing away from here, and usins my
best efforts to interest people In com
ing here to live and to invest in out
enterprises and perhaps will reap no
reward until I get it in the great
beyond, to request you to give
enough apace in . the columns of
your valuable paper to bring the at
tention of the real, live and sincere
boosters of Onward Omaha to the.
facts of what it means to the citizens
of our community to hu,ve the Unit
ed States Army Balloon school re
moved from our city and state.
This institution with its various
department and in which there are
now employed 100 civilian employes
of the United States government
under civil service, and including
engineering experts, skilled artisans,
of the various crafts, oflice help anil
air service supply department of
ficers, and the payroll for which ex
ceeds on an average $20,000 a
month, an all American aggregation
and spending their money here,
among whom there are several
home owners of beautiful Omaha,
and whose breaking up is contin
gent on the, removal from our midst
and their happiness destroyed as a
result, all citizens and taxpayers
If it is desirable to make beautiful
Fort Omaha the resident headquar
ters of the Seventh Army corps, and
that there is insufficient ground at
this rjost for tha maintenance of the
United States Army Balloon school
with its various departments includ
ing its engineering department or
flces, now fully equipped and
manned by a full complement of
competent engineers and draughts
men, chemical and photographlo as
well as electrical and physical lab
ratories, a fine new and fully
equipped machine shop and garage
for the construction of motors.
winches or other devices used
in . the signal service of the
army,, all now running with a
large plant for manufacturing hy
drogen gas included, why not some
of the real, live and sincere men of
money and influence in our com
munity, in our general welfare, come
forward and subscribe suffllciqnt
funds for the purchase of sufficient
land at or near Omaha in Nebraska
to make it an object to the War de-.
partment to make Omaha the prin
cipal aviation headquarters of the
Uniter States army, which is logical
from every angle, and not wait un
til we have, another war and force
them to do it in self-defense.
The returns on the investment will
soon repay the business men of Oma
ha for fostering this effort, to say
nothing of the prestige it will add
to Omaha's growing popularity as
an aeronautical center and the In-,
creased factor of safety to this com
munity in. timo of trouble,. strife and
Omaha and Nebraska are large
enough to accomodate both the
Seventh Army corps and the United
States Army Ballon school and
several others of the important aero
nautical adjuncts to the army, ir it
is found expedient to locate them
Trusting you may be Interested
enough .to investigate and use the
influence of your paper in the gen
eral good' of the community, adding
the fifth plank to The Bee's splendid'
platform by backing the new Union
station, good joads, increased water
ways, home, rule and United States
army aviation -headquarters, and be
lieving you will agree: with me in
my views of "Keeping a good thing
when you fiave it."
, AN HUMBLE CITIZEN.
Dogs Damage Gardens.
. Rising -Gity. Neb.', April, 25. To
the Editor of The Bee: How are
people - in town to protect their
gardens from doss? Can owners be
made to keep them on their own
property, or may they be let to run
- 'Answer" If" a dog destroys or
dajnages youc garden you -have recourse-under
the law against the
owner. The Nebraska law- requires
that domestic animals be kept safe
from. cUihjf . harm to neighbors. Take
your, cAJse,' to the town authorities.
Pleads" for Dalilnion Ticket.
Atkinson, Neb., April ,25. To the
Editor 6f The Bee: I just finished
re&aing"in 'this morning's Bee some
of Dr. 'Harold Gifford's statements
under the heading, "iiture of City
Depends on, Keeping Ringer." . It
seems to me that1 the broad-minded
Dr. 3lfford,who we used to, know,
and who We were proud to know.
is becoming cither feeble minded, or
to ijse his own words, "is changing
I his spots." My reason for thinking
! as I do is the fact (hat he maintains
Herdzina's statements to be true; i,
e., that ' he was shooting over his
head with no intent to kill.
I would like to ask any normal
i minded person to picture a man in
the position iierdzina says ha was
in, body bent over tha Hide' of the
t ar; and head held down in tha back
ot the car by the occupants, certainly
n very awkward position ror a man
to be in. Now this man carried a .45
automatic which contains, as we all
know seven shots. Herdzina says he
fired seven shots over his shoulder
at random now three of these shots
took effect in the body of Joe
Howard, two in that of Clifford
Kane, one in John Welsh and one in
Paul Kane, very good -snooting
would say for a man in his posl
tioh and shooting at random with
no intent to kill, firing seven Shots
and seven snots tooK errect.
All of the boys in that car were
personal friends of mine and I would
liko to stake any of their characters
and past reputations against those
of Detective Herdzina, whose career
on the Omaha police force is painted
red with the blood Of his innocent
victims. Wake up, Dr. Clifford, and
extend j our efforts , fyr some one
else, who win at least nava consia
eratioii for the lives and property
of Omaha people. Vote for the Dahi
man licket from top to bottom.
, ' , ' O.-B. CV .
what makes him so. 'snappy ?'
it. isn't his face. ..- .-
-it isn't his grace: ,
it's because he keeps his
Clothes so spick, ' span and
perhaps , we should have
saidi "WE ..keep his clothes
spick, span and clean ' for,
him." . 1 -
we will do as much for you,
phone Tyler 0345, or South
0050 if you reside on South
2211-17 Farnam St.
Ouo;Cost of Clvlllieation. '
' Every ' bird can build its own
dwelling, and man could do that be
fore he became civilized,. St Louis
Globe-Democrat.; ' v'
V'Frlenda of Mankind
Now a naturalist says -that 'the
English sparrow is a friend of man
kind. Somebody'll be telling us next
that mosquitoes serve a good pur
pose. Tacoma Ledger.
"BUSINESS IS GOOD THANK YOU'
EDITORIAL SNAP SHOTS.
Roth Germany and the allies are in
a fair way to discover that Secretary
of State Hughes does not wear whis
kers to conceal a receding chin.
The capitalistic system may havn
flaws, but we need not repeat the
Russians' blunder in killing the cow
before the naif is weaned. Boston
"Several policemen ran to stoii
him." says the account of the young
New Yorker's daring leap oft Brook
lyn bridge. Most of them, no doubt,
yelling, "Get down off there!" Which
he did. Kansas City Star.
.ff , , , , i
v- mav become
the. hands" or anotlier
Godowslcy; pr Carreno
-those little hands of
Youx music-loving chlld
J3?nt deny those
hands ari opportunity to
acquire musical skill.
Put a piano into -your
liome. A retuiltr in
stmrrumt, costing very
little, at first, if vow
prefer; tloen exchange
it later oi lov a rvew
IV Nicholas oil Company
The Art and Music Slore
1513 Douglas Street
The Most Satisfying
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eyes, so can you save a dollar at a time and see
your. family's, future made secure.
By leaving, part of .your pay envelope here week
by, week you. not only save money, but you.
Put Your Savings to Work on a
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Open an account with this strong Association
and participate in the semi-annual dividends.'
The Conservative Savings and
SL1 ; :
1614 Harney. Street.
South Side Agaacy, Kratky Bras, 4805 South 24th St.
If so bring them to 'us the.
trouble is with your shoes.
You weren't properly fitted,
they may be pressing upon
the GREAT nerve. This is the
cause of many serious ail
ments.. STOP THEM X0V
before it is too late.
Selling ' shoes that fit that give comfort;
and restore perfect footform is our spe
cialty. "We're not satisfied in just giving
you a pair of shoes, for the money you
have to spend. : :
Come in TODAY, and see
the difference in our way
of selling shoes. .You'il
be surprised at the com
fort you buy here.
W. S. Stryker
Douglas Shoe Store
117 North 16th St. Opposite Post Office.
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