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Conference Plan
Of Armour & Co.
Gets Under Way
Employes and Management j
Representatives Hold First J
Meeting Featured By
Election Contest.
The first meeting of the plant con
ference board of the local branch of
Armour & Co. was held Saturday
morning, the meeting being on the
order of a "get acquainted" gather
ing. Several -representatives of the
company, among who"m were Oak
ley C. Willis, general manager of
he local branch, and J. E. O'Herin
general superintendent of all the Ar
mour plants, made addresses ex
plaining the- conference plan.
As a "climax of the spirited elec
tion for representatives from the em
ployes Thursday, a recount of the
vote was demanded by J. B. Brown
of the engine room, who was de
feated by Frank Barta of the elec
tricians by one vote. In the recount
Frank Lauer, acting as teller, an
nounced Eatta had gained a Vote
and Brown had lost a vote, with the
final result of 48 to 45 in favor of
The following were elected as em
ployes' representatives to. the ton
ference board: Beef division, An
drew Smith and Charles Casper;
pork division, Peter Bolner and Joe
Moore; production division, Patrick
Keenan and Arnold Sargent; me
chanical division, T. J. Hurless and
Samuel Marcoe; precinct 1, Wesley
Moravec; 2. Hugh McCormick; 3,
.Mike Shummy; 4, G.. C. Jensen; 5,
Edward Kosiski; 6, Max Schnieder;
7, William A. Curran; 8, James E.
Whetstone; 9, Charles A. Murphv;
10. Bishop F. Arnold: 11. Frank
Barta.and 12, William Hardman.
The following are representatives
of the management: At large, Wil
liam McGuigan, G. W. Brackenbui v,
U. G. Graham, B. -J. Boyle, f. C.
Rowe, John Wall, Thomas Green
and Otto Williams. Precinct repre
sentatives are: Precinct 1. R. L.
McCullough; 2, Edward Starr; 3,
Thomas J. JPurcell; 4, Charles Mol
ner; 5, John -Newton: 6, Arthur H.
Adams;, 7, Michael Hickey; 8, A. J.
Stevens; 9, J. H. Meagher; 10, J. R.
Hyerlv: 11. ihomas Wakefield: .
.Carl E. Magnuson, C. R. Orchard
was named chairman of the confer
ence board and P. N. Jewett, secre
tary. The local conference board
will . hold" monthly meetings with
special meetings at the call of the
Kinkaid Favors Bill
For Merger in Land
. Offices at Alliance
Washington, D. C, May 1.
(fpecial Telegram. Judge Kinkaid,
when his attention was called to a
kill introduced by Senator Norris
. lonsolidating the offices of register
tnd receiver at the land office at
Alliance, Neb., said that he had not
' Introduced such a measure because
I general bill applying to all -land
offices was pending before the public
land committee of the house,- giving
the Secretary of the interior au
thority for consolidation at his dis
cretion. . ,
"The house has Rassed such a bill
on several occasions, but has met
with defeat in the senate. Person
ally 1 see no reason why the two
offices should not be consolidated in
the Alliance land office. I am in
formed that the present incumbents
of those offices desire to quit, but
until some affirmative action is taken
looking to the consolidation of the
, offices I suppose they will continue
to serve. If ' Senator Norris' bill
should come over to the house, and
there is seemingly little chance of
yetting a general bill through, I will
make n effort to pass fhe Norris
Grl Killed and Five
Other Persons Injured
; When Bomb Explodes
Johnstown, Pa., May 1. An 18-year-old
girl was killed and five
other persons "were injured tonight
at South Fork, near here, when a
bomb sent through the mails, ex
ploded in a store. Annie Raneri was
killed and three of her sisters, a
brother and an unidentified man,
were injured.
The package was addressed to her
father. The girl opened the pack
tge in the store and as she removed
the . last wrapper, the explosion
occurred. One side of the building
was blown out and the store vyas
wrecked. According to the police,
Raneri had been threatened recently.
U. S. Ready to Negotiate
on British War Debt
Chicago Tribone-Omeha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, May 1, Secretary
of the Treasury, Mellon, it was said
-"at the Treasury department today.'is
, ready to discuss with the State de
partment, the matter of notifying the
British government-that the United
States is prepared, to negotiate for
funding the British war debt to this
It is assumed bv government of
ficials that the notice to Great Bri
ain of this decision will be forward
ed withia a few days and actual dis
cussions are expected to follow short-
, !, Because of the long time that
j has elapsed since the matter was
first" taken ' up informally, it is
thoorht that there will not be much
farther delay. Financial representa
tive of the British government prob
.. My will sail for the United States
at toon as word is received from the
State department.
Red Cross at Alliance
Close Home Service Bureau
Alliance Neb., May 1. (Spe
cial.) The home service bureau of
the Alliance chapter of the Ameri
can Red Cross has been permanent-
- ly closed. The local board will con
tinue to function however, and will
, hold the funds -on hand in reserve for
emergency. ' It is expected that local
ijhorch organizations will take v
the chapter' work-of contributing
f Id thing an! supplies tt the Near
Lit Relief,
Q WHlrOOU? LOOK gSf .--rup-ti VrtDV, SS? f ' PPESS ACCORDING N
l&HM A ROSIER CRemoH- GW A vAR UN A ( W 15 H tV'LL M
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Gary Welcomes
Probe of Charges
Of Selling Prices
Says Action of Federal Trade
Commission Involves Ques
tion of So-Called "Pitts-
burgh Base."
New York, May 1. Elbert H.
Gary, chairman of the board of
directors of the- United States Steel
corporation, declared that he wel
comed investigation by the federal
trade commission into charges that
the corporation and 11 of its sub
sidiaries had practiced unfair . com
petition in interstate commerce
through the system of having Pitts
burgh as a basing point for selling
lt is a mistake," hesaid, "to sup
pose the proceedings are directed
against the United States Steel cor
poration or any other manufacturing
concern. They involve a . simple
question relating to the Pittsburgh
base, so-called."
Many, if not all other lines, he said,
carry out similar practices. These
consist of establishing a system ot
base prices and plus prices. Except
for rails, steel, wherever made, is
delivered under this system at the
Pittsburgh base price, plus what the
freight would have been from Pitts
burgh to the delivery point. Pitts
burgh is known as the basing point
in the steel industry. --'
The complainants, who are west
ern purchasers of steel, contend, Mr.
Gary said, that Pittsburgh should not
be the only basing point, but that
others should be established.
"I will be glad to have the matter
fully considered and, if possible, a
judicial and final decision reached,"
Mr. Gary said. "The question is far
reaching." "
He declared Pittsburgh was desig
nated the basing point by common
consent among the general trade long,
before the United States Steel corpo
ration existed. It has secured stabil
ity in business, which has been of
substantial benefit to the general
trade, he said.
Until recent' years the system was
satisfactory to everybody concerned,
he continued, but lately complaint
has been made by residents of local
ities other than Pittsburgh, alleging
that the eustom resulting in building
up Pittsburgh and vicinity to the
prejudice of other places.
Norris Requests More
Information Before
.Drafting Grain Bill
Washington, May 1. Bills look
ing, to, tne regulation or gram
exchanges were considered by the
house agricultural committee and
Chairman Norris of the senate agri
culture committee also announced
he was waiting for additional infor
mation before drafting a measure on
the subject, which he expects to in
troduce in the senate. Senator Nor
ris said he had conferred with ex
perts from the1 Agriculture depart
ment and the federal trade commis
sion. ' .'
Senator Capper, republican, Kan
sas, whose but relating to gram ex
changes was referred to the secre
tary of agriculture for reconimenda-
. 'J I - .!- If-
lion, said ne nau laittcu wuji mi.
Wallace and that the secretary had
indicated the desirability of holding
a conference of all friends of the leg
islation. Policeman Sent to Jail
Under Prohibition Law
Salt Lake City, Utah May 1.
J. E. Smith, iwiio surrendered bis
badge as patrolman upon the demand
of the chief of police when he "was
arrested yesterday by' federal offi
cials and charged with violation of
the prohibition law, was sentenced
to three months in jail by City Judge
Fred W. Crockett today!
.The , judge held that Smith was
doubly responsible in that he had
violated 'a law he was charged to see
was observed. A still, said to have
been used at Smith's residence for
the making of moonshine whisky,
was confiscated. -
Pittsburgh Snow-White
Lamb Compared With
Conditions oh Stage
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Chicago, May 1. The nauglrty
bedroom comedy, garter shows bare
legs, bare backs, indecency, profaniy,
vulgarity all these are to be chased
from the stage, the Drama league
acting as the chaser, in accord with
recommendations submitted at the
league's convention by Chester B.
Story of Pittsburgh.
"Pittsburgh is a snow-white lamb,"
said Mr. Story, "compared with con
ditions on the stage today. Maybe
the reaction has been caused by war
unrest. A "back to normalcy" move
ment is needed and this must be led
by the Drama league." - ' . ..
,The stage, Mr.. Story declared,' was
penning too much toward the specta
cular, the stuff that appeals only teethe
eye and not of the ear and brain. He
declared the time had now come for
a revival of the spoken drama,
Applicants Jp Army '.
.Training Camps Are
Limited to But 1,200
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington,- May 1. Only 1,200
applicants for free practical military
training of civilians can be received
this year at the summer military
training camps in each corps area,
the War department announced,
owing to the limited appropriations.
Throughout the whole country
only 10,000 men can be accommo
dated at the training camps. ' V
According to the plan, the govern
ment pays all expense of training. In
return the candidate, in considera
tion of his time, will be taught five
of the most essential principles of
American citizenship? First, how to
serve his country in peace and war;
second, how to take care of his
body, build up his health and live a
happy, vigorous life; third, habits of
self-control, resourcefulness, self-reliance
and other elements of a man
ly character; fourth; discipline and
a sense of order; fifth, co-operation
and teamwork. " '
Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
In his lecture the other night the
Wild Onion school teacher dwelt at
length' upon the rapid flight of time.
but his audience didn't seem to think
so. v The Tickville photographer an
nounces that, he 'has just received a
new mountain to be -used in photo
graphs. But Slim Pickens don't
like that idea. He says when he has
his picture taken he wants to be
the biggest thing in it.
Atlas Peck took his watch to
pieces this week, and has got it to
running again with the exception
of two or three of the smaller
wheels. .
Copyright, 1921, George Matthew Adams.
Do White Marks Appear on the
. Finger Nails?
The finger nails, possibly more thari
any other part of the body, have al
ways been regarded with something
akin to a superstitious awe. Aropnd
thenv have' sprung up many legends
and beliefs, ranging all the way from
the harmless tales of European folk
lore to the dread tabu of the Poly
nesians, where the s curse of one's
finger nails is held to lead to a linger
ing and terrible death.
It is probably because of this
ancient veneration for ,the nails that
a number of legends have been woven
about the origin of the white marks
which appear during their growth
the half-moons which are supposed
to have a certain significance, the
tiny spots which mean something
else an the conjunction of these
marks which is believed to foretell
success or disaster. As a matter of
cold hard fact, however,' the white
marks on the nails have nothing to
do with anything outside the body,
but are the result of bruises or acci
dental knocks wjiich the delicate tis
sue of the finger "nails sustains while
it is in the process of formation un
der the skin at the base of the nail
itself. Sometimes' poor circulation
will cause a 'number of Jhese white
marks, because the nail is improperly
fed at the time it is being formed, but
strikine the hand against some! solid
object is responsible for the majority
of them, even though we may not' be
conscious of the injury at the time.
(Copyrigjjt, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Where It Started I
Interrogation and Exclamation
The interrogation point (?) is. de
rived by placing the letter "q over
the letter "o," these being the first
and last letters of the Latin "quaes
to" (question).- The point of ex
clamation was made by placing the
letter "i" over the letter "o," making
the word "io," a" Latin exclamaton
of joy. ; w. 'r " ..'.,' ,
(Copyright, 1921,. Wheeler Syndicate, Ine.)
South Side Brevities
THK 7AQEH OARAGK for rent.: 30th
and Q fits. Telephone So. SJSJ. Adv.
Fer S.le Fresh Jersey cow, tested. L. O.
Leaders, rapUUon, Tl, Spruce 1305. Adv,
More Truth
Algernon, along the lane,
In, his motor car came humming,
Just as the six-thirty train
At terrific speed was coming.
Though the bars began to drop
Algy tried to hurry under,
Neither he nor train could stop, ,
Now he knows he made a blunder.
Ladder leaned against a wall,
Inconvenient, people found it,
Notwithstanding which they, all
Excepting Willie, walked around' it.
He Walked under, stern and grim,
Not the least bit superstitious,
Which, since it fell down on(him
He admits was injudicious.
Argus dpticted motor cop
Fancied Ethelred was speeding,
- Loudly called to him to stop
But the lad went on unheeding.
Thought he'd gaily cry "Farewell,"
When the motor cop-was shaken,
Now-he's in a grated cell
Quite convinced he was mistaken.
Herbert had a case of gin,
"Which with fear and trepidation
He one evening carried in
On arriving at the station.
When his arm got stretched and sore
Gave it to a colored porter
Who. of course, was seen no more z
Now he knows Jie hadn't or' ter.
r jMEr rg
Step should be taken to prevent- the army engaged in the war on
rum from fraternizing with the enemy,
There is going to be no more' politics in. the postoffices. The best
qualified man in every town can be the postmaster, provided only that
hp is a good republican.
The bandits who robbed an umpire were probably trying to show him
how it felt. ..-
(Copnight, 1921, br the Bell Syndicate. Inc. I
Jewel, Flower, Color
Symbols for Today
Today's talismanic gem is the pearl.
Symbolic of, youth and purity, it was.
believed .by the ancients to guard
those who wore it from bad fortune.
However, it must be worn against
the flesh, as otherwke its beauty will
be lost. '
The natal stone' for today is the
Tonight wAEi!k
Mat:, Wed. & Sat.
MUTT AND bm-'"
fMtff the kiddie to
I II It H ate Mutt and
Jeff alive. It
will bring joy to their little hearts
SKS, 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.80 HCT
Four Night Starting Next Sunday
The World's Greatest Musical Comedy,
with Harry K. Morton and
the original company. .
Tickets: 50c to $2.50. Seats tomorrow.
Matinee Daily, 2:15; EveryJNIght, 8:15.
ING Burke & Betty; Kitner A Reaney
Emerson Baldwin; - The Two Reck
tors; Topioi of the Day; Path News.
Matinees, 15c to 50c; some 75c and
$1.00. Sat. and Sun. Nights, 15c to
DAN HOLT A CO., presenting "The
Moonshiners;" HAYDEN, GOODWIN
A RAYMOND, "Just Kids;" MARIE,
CORRELL A CO, in "An Athletic Sur.
priss;" Photoplay Attraction, "GOD
LESS MEN," a Coldwya Production.
Game Called 3:15 p. m.
Box Seats at Barkalow Bros.
Than Poetry
emerald. It brings good luck to those
who wear it, as it bestows on them
the power to read the future, if an
ancient supejstitution is to be be
lieved. It is also said to endow its
wearer witfy unusual intelligence.
Today's lucky color is white, ac
cording to the Orientals, who believe
that those who wear it on this date
will make many, friends. .
The lily of the valley "brings good
luck to those who wear it on this i
(Copyright.. nrl. Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Now Till Sat.
Master' Mind Reader
Ask him the
question nearest
your heart.
I . Between the Two "
j . . . Vtie Foir
Romance in Origin
' Of Superstitions
Planting by the Moon.
Dwellers in cities do not realize
how important a part the almanac
plays in the raising of crops. In all
countries the widespread belief is
among farmers that, in brder to do
well, crops planted im
mediately"after the new moon. All
except tubers they should be plant
ed in the. dark of4he moon. This
idea runs back to the time when
man first constructed for himself a
mood-goddess out of the earth's
satellite. , In fact the underlying idea
is older than the mythologies, being
the first attempts of primitive man
to comprehend and connect up the
natural phenomena by which lie was
. The ancients regarded the moon as
the source of moisture, and the ul
timate cause of the growth of plants,
as the .sun. was the source of heat.
They evolved the "doctrine of luna
sympathy" by which the waxing and
waning of the moon affected vege
table life. Therefore seeds planted at
the time of the new moon got a
.good start, waxing in vitality as
the moon waxed in size.
This for all crops which produced
abbve ground got out of darkness
as the moon did. But for the tubers,
which increased in darkness under
ground, they should be planted when
Drawn for The Bee by Sidney Smith.
(Copyright. 1921. by Chicago Tribune Co.)
the moon, also, was in darkness,
thus getting the full benefit of the
"luna" sympathy." This theory runs
back through the whole history of
agriculture the writing of the great
Roman authors are full of it. In the
mythologies the most ancient moon
goddesses were intimately connected
with agriculture. It was Isis who
first discovered wheat and barley
and instructed her br6ther-riusuand
Osiris in their cultivation.
U. P. Agent "at Capital
Washington, April 30. (Special
Telegram.) A. L. Craig, general
passenger agent of. the Union
Pacific, who has been east look
ing over the offices of his company,
was in Washington today. He be
lieves that business is onthc up
grade. MS
rifOTOPIAYS. vfflJ I I
Now and All Week
maas4 CLAIM
mgr, "i "ThelHick" V
trj! ATTRACT! Oft
. - ; Tomorrow Night .
vh V'YiY'Y?T Election Returns 1
i Empress Rustic
; tartar
tl , Under Personal Direction of '
j , Wilfrid Udoux
. Admisoin
For City Commissioner
The present high standard
of Omaha's playgrounds
and recreation centers is
due to Falconer's efforts.
A Vote Tuesday, May 3rd
is a vote for the continuance of
the happiness of Omaha's kiddies.
Do You Know the' Bible?
(Cover up the anaweia. reed the fiuei
tlons enil If )ou tan unewer them.
Then look ot the answers to see It jeu
ere right )
Follow these Questions and An
swers as arranged bv
1. What son of Abraham was
founder of a great colony?
2. Who were the Libertines re
ferred to in the Bible?
3. At what time was Fentecoat
4. What was the name of the
father of the apostle James the less?
. 5. Who was Euodias, 1
6. Who was Balac?
1. Midian, the founder ot the Mid
ianites. 2. Jewish slaves who had obtain
ed their freedom.
3. Fifty days after the Passover,
i. Alphaeus.
B. A Christian woman at Thilippi.
See Phillippians iv. 2
6. A captain associated with De
borah in the judgeship in Israel.
(Copyright, 1921, Wheeler Syndicate, lne.1
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