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    THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY, MAY 2, 1921.
The Omaha Bee
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The Bee's Platform
1. New Union Passenger Station.
2. Continued improvement of the Ne
braska Highways, including tka pare
ment of Main Tkorouf hfarea leading
iate Omaha with a Brick Surface.
9. A abort, low-rate Waterway from the
Cora Belt to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
Reduce Unreasonable Freight Rates.
When the Interstate Commerce Commission
gave permission for a general increase in freight
and passenger rates to be charged by the rail
roads, the thought was that the increase in reve
nue would relieve the transportation' situation.
Results have proved directly the opposite. In
itead of the expected benefits the companies have
found their affairs even worse than when the
government's aid was removed and the lines put
Lack on the responsibility of their management.
Traffic has fallen away to almost nothing, the
operating deficit has mounted steadily, and a
ral crisis has grown out of the effort to remedy
the evil
This is almost wholly due to the fact that
freight rates'are too high. Producers can not pay
the charges. Especially is this true of the agricul
tural and troitding industry. Farm products are
felling, when sale is made, at figures far below
production cost, and fhe building industry is at a
stahilstill .generally throughout the country be
cause of the high cost of material, due to freight
rates.' Until this embargo is removed, and the
blocadc that now checks the current of entcr
prire is lifted, we will see no notable revival of
business.
That. the high tariffs have not helped the
transportation industry is made plain by the fact
that the ra:lroads are not employed. Freight is
not moving, because farmers and factory owners
can not afford to ship under existing rates. De
mand for materials, raw and prepared, is urgent.
Everywhere liousina; conditions are short; all
Over the country there is a request for lumber,
steel, qement, and everything that goes into
building, but the movement is checked by the
' freight rates. Farmers have pocketed losses run
ning into billions, because of the shrinkage in
farm prices, but the consumer has gained little,
for the cost of getting food to the table is ex
tortionately high. Freight on a carload of lum
ber from the coast to a Nebraska point is more
than the original cost of the lumber; the same
. is true-with regard to farm products, and nearly
all other commodities.
Such a condition can not be long sustatined,
for the' railroads are involving the whole business
, situation in ruin. Regardless of any question of
wage adjustment, which really is not the prime
po'nt.' concessions are needed for business, and
should be granted without delay. Resumption of
industry will follow, and the railroads will gain
much, because they will have revenue at lower
rte3, whereas row at the high point they have
none.
If private ownership and corporate manage
ment of the transportation industry is to justify
itself, it will do so by loosening up the grip it
now has on the business life of the United States.
If the mafrnrtes are in a mood to force govern
ment ownership, they are piling up strong argu
nunt3 in favor of such a policy. .
Pay for the Preacher.
An old story has to do with the installation
of a minister in Scotland. The presbyter prayed
that the Lord would keep him poor and humble
in. spirit. "Ay," muttered an old woman, "let the
Lord keep him humbtc and we'll keep him poor."
This is brought to mind by the appeal from the
Fresbyterian seminary for more young men to
enter the ministry. In the Literary Digest figures
are quoted to show that only 1,671, or less than
1 per cent of the 170,000 active pastors in. the
t'nited States had salaries of $3,000 or over. The
average salary paid to ministers, including the
house he Jives in, was a few years ago about
S700; last year it was said by the Interchurch
Movement to be $937. In October, 1919, the De
partment of Labor set $2,262 as the minimum re
quirement for a family of five. These figures
may. indicate a reason why fewer young men are
entering tht ministry. Salvation still is free, and
hundreds of devoted men apply themselves earn
estly to carrying the message to those who sit in
darkness; but this does not provide for the crea
ture wants of the minister and his dependents.
The church can not expect to compete with com
merce as a field for the activity of those who look
to laying up treasures here below, but it does owe
something to those who strive to extend its in
fluence. Let the preacher be assured of reason
able compensation here, and perhaps the short
age now complained of will in time disappear.
less direct but wholly appreciable way on the
school life. The more intimate the acquaintance
of the schools, the better chance for the growth
of that finer democracy they are supposed to
represent.
What the Track Meets Mean.
7 A gathering at Philadelphia of what is dc
, scribed as "the cream of the college athletes" of
the east and west is significant of something more
than just a competition between some well-trained
young men. Even that is worth while, for the
race is better off physically and consequently
morally because its men are taught such things
as make for bodily growth and muscular develop
ment. A broader aspect of the meeting may be
noted in the coming together of youth from va
rious sections of the country, each a representative
of his school or college, and capable of observa
tion and comparison. Rivalry will be keen and
competition clean and helpful, and each of these
young ambassadors will take home with him
Jomething that will be of benefit We are not so
tntxch interested in the outcome of the contests
as represented by the winners, but believe that
the assemblage is one of the most important of
I the annual events, for the effect it must have on
aKBoot athletics throughout the land, and in a
Era of Guess Work Passes.
Good cooks may still prepare excellent dishes
by taste and not by measurement of each in
gredient, and tome musicians who play by ear
and not by note may yet be able to please, but
the method of hit and miss in other regards has
been largely superseded. Stung by. the criticism
that, Avhile science and invention have increased
the mechanical advance of life and industry, the
same expert attention has been lacking for social
and economic problems, modern industry is
more and more being driven to study itself.
Just now the farmers are making a concerted
effort to put their business on a less primitive
and more dependable basis. The first thing they
discovered was that little accurate information
existed on which to base any valid conclusions.
One of their first moves has been to engage
economists to collect facts by which their organ
izations will be guided.
The members of the railroad brotherhoods
found themselves facing the same predicament,
and how they met it has lately been seen in the
numerous and voluminous reports of W. Jett
Lauck, a trained investigator and economist. The
miners' union also has engaged experts to over
haul matters affecting them, and most of the great
industrial enterprises also maintain a staff of
men who do nothing else than study human and
economic factors.
One of the most widely read publications to
day is the monthly survey of business and indus
try written by George E. Roberts, vice president
of the National City Bank of New York. Tough
minded college professors and hard-headed busi
ness men alike place confidence in his evenly
balanced regard of the facts. Thousands of busi
ness men subscribe to the advisory service of
statistical experts who provide them with con
cise statements and precise charts on matters of
policy and the future outlook as based on the
present facts. In other days public utilities de
pended on lobbies and a genial open-handedness
to settle questions of rates and franchises. Today
the city, or whatever part of the government is
concerned, calls in its experts, the utility company
sends its own experts and the question resolves
iself into one of facts.
This reasoning process, this increasing disin
clination to settle human affairs with a lick and a
promise, gives hope and assurance of a new era
of industrial peace and progress. When the music
of prosperity returns to America, it will not be
played by ear, but with all the certainty and
clearness with which a proficient musician ren
ders his harmony when the printed sheet lies
open before him.
Omaha's Balance Sheet.
When the managing directors of a great cor
poration get together to settle any question of
policy, the thing they most frequently consult is
the balance sheet of the concern. When mak
ing returns to their stockholders, they exhibit the
state of the corporation's affairs in the balance
sheet So it should be with a city. Omaha is
something more than a big business concern, but
it does have financial transactions of such magni
tude as to warrant giving them careful attention.
Million's of dollars pass through the city treas
urer's hands every year, and it is of great inter
est to all that these be carefully watched and ac
curately recorded. .
When W. G. Ure was made city and county
treasurer a few years ago, about the first thing
he did was to institute a reform in the handling
of the sinking funds, and through a simple
process he saved many thousands of dollars in
interest to the taxpayers. When he took over
the department of the city government of which
he is now the head, he brought into it the same
sort of efficient management and oversight that
marked his course as treasurer. One result of
this is that while under the. preceding adminis
tration only $40,000 of bonds had been redeemed,
the showing for the present administration is
more than $600,000 in bonds retired, and not a
dollar of renewal bonds issued.
There is the best possible reason for the re
election of W. G. Ure. His wisdom and experi
ence is worth many thousands of dollars a year
to the taxpayers.. Those who are serving with
him have acquired such knowledge of city man
agement that they, too, are worth something to
the citizens. They have done big things, and
may be trusted to look well after the big things
yet to be dons.
Ure, Ringer, Zimman, Towl, Falconer and
Butler should be re-elected.
May Day and Its Meaning.
It doesn't much matter just how the European
"reds" came to fix on May 1 as a peculiarly ap
propriate date for demonstrations. The day is
also by tradition given over to moving, and on
it renters are wont to flit from tenement to ten
ement, bettering themselves only in that they
have fled ills they had to others they know not
of. Once upon a time, the 1st of May was more
or less consecrated to the tapping of "bock" beer.
The lighter variety that had been quaffed all
winter long was relegated for the time, and the
heavier, darker, more potent beverage came foam
ing from the faucet as the keg was broached, to
quench the thirst that ever sprang anew. . This
custom is obsolete in America now; "home brew"
can by no stretch of imagination be considered
as "bock" However, the migrttory householder
is yet with us, although this year he is reduced
in both number and range because he has no
where, to go. Until the housing shortage is re
lieved, the moving van will not be so extensively
employed. Alsd the "red." In Europe every day
is May day for him now, and his existence is one
perpetual demonstration. He has established
about everything he ever set out to accomplish,
except to divulge the secret of how to live with
out working." Some of them hare mastered this
art. but none of them are likely to be envied or
imitated extensively. In this country the police
graciously permitted the marching proletariat to
carry banners, sing songs and shout down with
everything, including work, but banned the red
flag. With that missing, and no beer flowing, the
joy of demonstrating is gone. Only the faithful
can appreciate it, and even these are no longer
so numerous, especially since Emma Goldman.
Alex Berkman and "Big Bill" Haywood "have
gone to Europe. If May day ever had a mean
ing in this land, it is rapidly fading away, and
becoming just another mark on the calendar to
remind u; that bills are due once more.
Fifteenth and Douglas will soon be back to
normalcy. '
Smash the slates 1 Mix 'em ifp)
Foreign Element Population
, Soms Facts Disclosed by Census
Carefully Compared and Analyzed
(From the Boston Transcript)
That the increase of our foreign-born popula
tion in the decade 1914-'20 has been only 2.6
per cent, as against an increase of 14.9 per cent
for the entire population of the country, and that
there has been an actual decrease of the principal
foreign-born national elements in that period,
may seem at first glance to be a matter of en
couragement to those who fear the development
of foreignism or influences strange or hostile to
American national development in our population.
But the real question in this regard is not the
particular percentage of increase or decrease in
the foreign-born as a whole, but the question
whether the point of saturation has been reached
or passed, and also the question1 whether the less
desirable, useful and assimilable elements arc
gaining on the more desirable. The simple fact
is that 50 years ago a million immigrants were
more readily assimilated than-a hundred thousand
are now. Opportunity quickly opened for them
as they arrived, and as yet few of those vast
reservoirs of the unassimilated, such as now act
as a deterrent to the absorption of newcomers,
had been created. We are now at the very point
of saturation in this regard. The days are gone
when a Schurz, or a Muir, or a Carnegie, or a
Riis, arriving here from abroad, stepped almost
at once into the center of our most characteristic
life, and became an actual exponent of the Ameri
can idea. We have become surcharged with for
eign elements, so that in certain spots our life
is affected by them more than it affects them.
Nevertheless, there are, in the analysis of the
returns of foreign-born made by the Census Bu
reau, considerable grains of reassurance. Our
national strength, relatively to the foreign in
flux, lies in the extraordinary diversity of that
influx. The influence of any element of the foreign-born,
as set over against the influence of the
old population, is offset by that of some other
element. For example, our largest foreign-born
element is still the German, which is represented
by 1,688,298 persons born in Germany. But the
population of the whole country is 105,000.000, so
that this element alone cannot be regarded as
presenting an insoluble problem of assimilation.
The result of the war showed that the 2,500,000
of German-born who were in the country in 1910
were readily taken care of. And when the account
is fully made up, there can be no doubt that the
German immigrants have been one of the most
valuable elements ever added to our population.
That there should have been a decrease of 600,014
in .the number of the German-born in the country,
in the decade, is on the'whole not surprising. We
have no "German menace" in our population.
Our second most important foreign element,
numerically, is the Italian. We have 1,607,458
natives of Italy. This valuable element is not
yet sufficiently permanent, though it tends to
become so. The Italian blood can hardly yet be
said to have entered into the veins of our nation.
But the interest of the Italian people in our in
stitutions is intense and friendly, and we can
rot too much encourage the tendency of these
industrious and eager people to abide with us, on
American terms. The third element in numbers
is now the Russian-born, with 1.398,999 people.
The Russion-born are mainly Jewish, and to them
must be added many thousands from Austria,
Hungary, Roumania and other countries, so that
undoubtedly the Jewish race now supplies one of
the largest, if not the very largest, of national
unassimilated or partially assimilated elements in
our countr. Politically speaking, the Jewish
race has possessed, with us, the property of hav
ing no national tie abroad, but with the setting
up of the "Jewish national home" in Palestine
that condition may pass. The assimilation of the
Jewish element is a problem which Americans
of Jewish faith and race are manfully helping us
to solve. The Irish-born are still 1,035,680. and
there has lately been among them an intensive re
vival of national feeling a revival that spells
"problem" for us. But at the same time that
we contemplate this problem, we find. as a make
weight to it the fact that we have in the rnnnrrv
$12,414 born in England, 809,455 English-speaking
Canadians, ts,wt scotch and 67,071 Welsh, con
stituting a formidable total of 1,943,422 all told.
This British element, in reality, though its speech,
its culture and its traditions parallel our own so
closely, might, if its old reluctance to naturalize
were maintained, constitute a problem on its-owo
account; but it is worthy of note that the duty of
naturalization is now quite recognized by the
British-born.
Taking one race thus with another, we find that
the problem of Americanization is a general and
not especially a racial one. It js. as we have sug
gested, a serious one still, in spite of the degree
of protection that we may find in racial diversity.
We have had enough of indiscriminate and unre
strained admission. That the time has come for
regulation in earnest is admitted by th,e whole
nation in the favor shown to the immigration
regulation bill now before congress. And even
more radical means, it is apparent, must be sought
to hold our immigration down to the elements
that may be assimilated. We want no millions
nor thousands of immigrants who cannot become
citizens. We are for America, and not for Asia.
Why Men Fail.
Men fail for various reasons, little and big.
Most men fail because they are lazy.
To be lazy means to be late, to be slovenly,
to be a poor economist of time, to shirk respon
sibility. It means to say of anything that is clamoring
to be done: "No, I'm not going to do that, be
cause it isn't my work."
Laziness is at the back of most of the lesser
reasons for failure. The minor causes arc
derivatives from that one great major cause.
It is so easy to dream in the sun and let the
world go by; to dawdle and procrastinate, till
one wakes up too late.
Late and lazy are, in fact, first cousins.
If you are late, you waste other people's time
as well as your own.
Lazy people have all the time there is, and
yet they haven't time to be polite. They disdain
the forms of ceremony that sweeten life.
They are grouchy, surly, gruff. It pains them
to be pleasant, to say thanks and to smile.
Therefore they remain underlings.
There is plenty of room at the bottom for the
boy who has never learned to be polite.
To be deferential is not to be servile. It is
merely to be decently respectful.
The biggest men are the most unassuming
and the most unpresuming.
It is the insignificant people who fluff them
selves up with a false and foolish pride and arc
forever orating from the flimsy and slippery plat
form of their own touchy dignity.
Failure is generally elective. It rests with
the man himself to decide whether he cares
enough for success to pay the price. Philadel
phia Public Ledger.
Relativeness of Luxury.
Reproof of Americans for love of luxury
brings up the question, "What is a luxury?" In
the early days of railroading, travel facilities
now offered .by the humble smoking car would
have been regarded as decidedly luxurious.
Washington Star.
Robust Generalities.
We sometimes think that success in public
life in this country, depends chiefly upon the can
didate's ability to come out in a general way for
God, for country and for home, and make it
sound perfectly fearless. Ohio State Journal.
How to Keep Well
By DR. W. A. EVANS
Queetlene cencerntng hygiene, aanlta
ttian and prevention of dieses, sub
mitted to Dr. Evana by readera of
Tha Baa, will ba answered personally,
aubject to proper limitation, where a
a tamped, addressed envelope i en
- cloaed. Dr. Evans will net make
dtacaoele or prescribe for individual
diaeaeea. Address letters In care of
Tha Bee.
Copyright, 1121, by Dr. W. A. Evans.
Free From One Danger.
One advantage the Russian ruble has over
the other money is that it will not be counter
feited, since the counterfeit would cost more
than the original is worth. Chicago Daily News.
Where It Becomes Sounding Brass.
Silver-tongued oratory often holds up
work of ldcislation. Boston Transcript.'
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TO PREVENT NEARSIGHTED
NESS. More people are wearing glasses
than ever before. Perhaps this means
that the human eye is degenerating.
There are some who say a large
part or the people- have needed
glasses in every age, the difference
being that the twentteth century
man gets what he needs.
There Is truth in the statement.
Present day standards are tar higher
than standards ever were before.
Men now wear glasses when men of
a generation ago wore headaches. To
substitute glasses for headaches U
not a degeneration.
There are others who say near
eye work and poor illumination are
gradually making the human eye in
to a nearsighted organ. In a lec
ture on the prevention of nearsigh
odness,' Eldredge-Green says that
reading and other close-up straining
eye work do not cause nearsighted
ness. Having covered the question
from the negative side, he proceeds
to tell what does cause it and why
and what can be done about it. That
is what we are interested in.
First on the list he puts measles,
then come whooping cough, cough
ing spells, heavy lifting, especially
in tho stooping position, boxing and
a few others.
The nearsighted eye is one In
which the ball is too deep. The
outer 'coat of the eyeball is a very
dense inelastic white membrane. The
weakest part of this dense inelastic
sao is the back where the nerves.
arteries, veins and lymph vessels
pierce it in order to reach the in
terior of the eye. If the pressure in
the Interior of the eye becomes too
great this heavy sac, , called the
Rclera, stretches at the back, mak
ing the eyeball deeper than normal.
A very slight stretching can convert,
an eye with normal vision into a
nearsighted eye.
Measles docs it by injuring the tis
sues cf the eye itself. Everybody
knows that measles picks on the eye.
Whooping cough does, not because
the whooping cough germ picks on
the eyes but because the hard cough
ing spells almost make the eyes pop
out of the head. Any coughing or
vomiting spell or any other strain
ing which wakes the eyes almost
pop out. of the head is liable tf in
duce nearsightedness.
Then the first lsson is, if measles
cannot be avoided, avoid all forms
of eye strain and eye irritation dur
ing the attack. - The second is to
avoid all coughing spells, vomiting
spells, or any other strain which
makes thfe eyes feel like or appear
like popping out of the head.
Lifting heavy weights is a form
of straining which accomplishes the
same purpose. Darwin, recognizing
that lifting heavy weights increased
the amount of fluid in the eyes and
made them feet like popping out,
wondered why men did not. intuitive
ly close their eyes when at the height
of such strain. Other observers say
thev do and that Darwin was right
in his surmise. The eyeball seems
to give under this strain more fre
quently when the subject is looking
downward. Eldredge-Green advises
against doing things under a strain,
particularly when the Right Is directed
toward the ground. For instance, be
says riding a bicycle up a hill with,
the body bent over th handle bar
and the eyes fixed on the ground Js
provocative of nearsightedness. . .
Hard exercises should be taken
with the head thrown back' and the
eves pointed upward. The pictures
of Paddock, the runner, taken In
the middle of a sprint, do not indi
cate that he was endangering his
eyeballs.
In using tne eyes ior une ur, n.
i better to have the work held high
than to necessitate looking down
ward. The shape of the socket is
another factor in nearsightedness.
People with shallow sockets are lia
ble to be farsighted. Those with
deep sockets are apt to have long
eyes and therefore to need glasses
for myopia. But if the shape and
slse of the socket is a matter of in
heritance, certainly it cannot be
changed by anything we can do or
refrain from doing..
It Won't Harm You.
A. B. writes: "Can a person take
too much essence of pepsin in order
to gain an appetite? Am 70 years
old."
REPLY. i
Taking, essence of pepsin win
scarcely harm you. On the other
hand, it will not help you. Some
people can get up an appetite by
taking bitter tonics. Exercise is the
best of all appetizers.
It's Your Pet Poison.
15. G. writes: "I am troubled
with the hives very often. I have
the kind that come out like mov
equlto bites. What ean I do?"
REPLY.
There Is some substance which
poisons you. Do you keep company
with cats, dogs or horses? Perhaps
it is some food which poisons you.
A skin test will show you what
causes your trouble.
Social Training Tfecdcd. ;
Regular Reader writes: "Is stam
mering curable? How is it caused?
"Will these so-called stammering
sehonU do any good?"
REPLY.-
Your children can be cured of
stammering very easily. The mothers
can do the job. The habit in school
children is more firmly established
and harder to cure. In adults it Is
far more difficult. Yet many adults
are cured. All the schools cure
some cases. The more they recog
nise the neod of training the stam
merer in poise and mental and social
calm the more successful they are.
Bono Tuberculosis Treatment.
Mrs. C. writes: "Please give me
diet and treament for bone tuber
culosis In the ankle."
P.EPLY.
The point should be iun mobilized.
It may be advisable to drain the pus
and .chisel nway the dead bone. At
the proper time massage, passive
motion and exercise are called for.
AU bone tuberculosis lesions are
benefited by ieliotherapy. Exposo
the ankle to the sunlight gradually
until it Is burned a deep brown but
is not blistered. After it has been
burned brown it can be exposed
longer daily with advantage. Tuber
culin Injections are used with advan
tage in bone tuberculosis. A life of
rest In the open air is advisable.
There is no special diet.
Slight Chunge Diet.
H. H. writes: "I have been trou
bled with a glaring red nose for tho
last year. I a,m 21. My mode of
living does not justify such an afflic
tion. It is so bad that it prevents my
mingling socially and causes me
much misery and embarrassment
Vhe redness is much more In evi
dence at night. What do you advise?"
REPLY.
Drinking alcohol is only one of
several causes of red nose, Sortie
form of Indigestion is the cause in
many cases. Try changing your diet
radically. Are you at all constipated?
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Fair Tlaj" is Mystified.
Omaha, April 2Sth. To the
Editor of Tho Bee: Last night's
Evening News contained an inquiry
from an "Old Subscriber" asking for
the Party Affiliations of all the can
didates running for commissioners.
Whan I read it 1 wondered "Why this
inquiry." Did it come from one who
desired to vote forvnone but his own
party affiliation candidates? May
be it was done for the purpose of
carrying out the wishes of "His
Lordship" on Fifteenth and Farnam
street. For days it has been rumor
ed, and especially among the demo
cratic ladles, that they should vote
for none but the four democrats
on ' the tickets. Hopkins, But
ler. Murphy and Dahlmau, that
mearis that Koutsky, Hummel. Dunn
and Zimman are to bo sacrificed or
double-crossed for the three demo
crats on the ticket of the United
Seven, also that Falconer, Grlmmcl,
Ringer, Towl, Sutton nnd Vre-are
to be (louble-crossed for Murphy.
But what could you expect?
If it is right for the democrats to
disregard tho nonpartisan law and
vote for none but democrats, why
isn't it just as right for the republi
cans to vote for none but republi
cans? Whnt is to hinder the repub
licans from voting for Falconer.
Grimmcl. Ringer. Towl. Sutton and
Ure on the progressive slate and one
other? "What is fair for the goose
is, or ought to be, fair for the gander.
I have not been a resident of this
fair city very long, long enough,
however, to vote next Tuesday, and
maybe I am a crank, but I believe in
fighting fire with fire. If the demo
crats are to vote for none but demo
crats, then I am certainly in favor
of every republican in tho city to
pick out. and vote for none but re
publicans, and especially the repub
licans on the progressive seven slate
and one other.
It occurs to me that nonpgrtisan
ism as practiced in Omaha is a "De
lusion and a snare." The spirit of
the law has been and is being abused
by the very ones who should stand up
for its enforcement. If any party
has a kick coming on this nonparti
san law it is the republican.
This city Is strongly republican.
For 15 years we have had a repub
lican council and a democratic
mayor. This is' brought about by
the democrats' getting a few strong
republicans on their .ticket, to pull
them through, but not until the re
publicans had pledged their votes if
elected to vote for Dahlman for
mayor. Shame on such republicans.
Anyone, democrat or republican, who
would sign away his birthright, man
hood to a minority partisan for the
purpose of being elected to officp
ought to stay out of and never bo
permitted to enter the city hall.
All the years that Dahlman was
mayor, did you ever hear of one
measure that he fathered or even
proposed to the betterment of the
city? Did you ever know of one lit
tle effort lie made to enforce any of
the criminal laws of the city, ex
cept, maybe as it suited his hench
men in riding roughshod over the
laws, to do so? Yours very truly,
"FAIR PLAY."
Cut Out Improvements.
Omaha, April 29, 1921. To the
Editor of the Bee: The question of
taxation is being discussed more and
more in every department of the
government and a demand will be
made that- public improvements be
made less costly to the tax payers
and that the most rigid economy
shall bo practiced in all public
works. A multitude of taxes have
been created to meet emergencies
of the hour without the slightest re
gard to laws of political or public
economy and without attempt to
have the taxes consistent, one with
another, or to organize them into a
coherent and equitable system of tax
ation. The grossest inequality and
favoritism characterize the assess
ment and collection of taxes, par
ticularly state and local taxes.
In the last two decades, states,
counties and municipalities have en
gaged in any orgy of expenditures
that not only exhausted, but ex
ceeded their expenditures.
AVe have an examnle of it right
in Omaha where millions of bonds
ore being issued every year. There
should be a limit to the vast expen
ditures of money and it can be done
by cutting out lots of unnecessary
boards and commissions', and by
spending . less for what are called
public improvements until times set
tle down to the old basis. Instead
of spending money for more parks,
more boulevards, more Dlay grounds,
why not use the filled in grounds
for building purposes for the people
of small means. Instead of wasting
the grounds for more parks anl
more stadiums?
I am not in favor of the candidates
for city commissioners who have
publicly announced that they are in
favor of vast public improvements
in case of their election.
The people of Omaha wilt vote
with their eyes open and if they want
a tremendous increase of bonds and
taxes, they want to vote for the men
who have been advocating buying up
more holes and byways to make
them into parks and boulevards,
when we now have many parks that
are hardly used" throughout the
year.
"We want men to run this city for
the next three years who will try to
cut down taxes, instead of increas
ing them.
If we elect the Sutton-Towl-Rin-ger
ticket next Tuesday, our debts
and public burdens will be increased
at appalling rate.
It is not especially the question
of men to elect, but whether we are
to be burdened still more by taxes in
the next three years.
FRANK A. AGNEW.
Lawyers for Dahlman?
Omaha. April 29. To the Editor
of The Bee: It is my opinion that
at least 75 per cent of the lawyers
of Omaha, both republicans and
democrats, will vote for Dahlman
and most of his ticket next Tuesday.
The sentiment among them seems to
be almost overwhelming. So the
votes cast for Dahlman next Tues
day will not all be from the toughs
and criminals, as some who have jobs
and some who expect Jobs under the
proposed Sutton adminltratKm, haye
been telling.
I find plenty of the best citizens,
both men and women, who say they
intend to vote for Dahlman and most
of his ticket next Tuesday.
The commission form of govern
ment is supposed to be nonpartisan,
so we all have a right to cast our
votes as we please without our mo
tives being impugned by zealous
workers on either side of the fence.
FRANK A. AGNEW.
Sees Fraudulent Voting,
Omaha, April 27. To the Editor
of The Bee: Would .like to say a
word on the coming city election in
regard to the tactics being used by
the old "Third ward gang" in their
desperate last attempt to again gain
control of the police department, as
they did before the election of Dean
Ringer and his fellow commissioners.
They are going over the hotel regis
ters in the lower wards and sending
men to register in their names and
then have a crowd of "thugs", here
from all the surrounding cities to
vote the same names on election day,
and It Is very hard for the election
commissioner to get inspectors that
know the situation well enough to
find the fraud, "an the proprietors of
this class of hotels are in league with
the "gang" and are instructed and
instruct their help to cover the fraud
up and unless the inspector would
return at midnight and make the
proprietors produce the man or wo
man, ns the case may lie, it would
be difficult to check up. But with
the right kind of work and if tho
"good government" forces would
start prosecution on each and every
ono they would knock out a very
large number of fraudulent votes.
But the word passed out by the
"gang" is to win regardless of money
or expense. Every ono of iho old
keepers that ever ran any kind of
a Joint or dive is back and bending
their every effort to bent Ringer and
they have been promised to bo ablo
to run wide open as in the old days.
But if the people of Omaha will just
elect a man like Dean Ringer for
another three years that element of
the underworld will be eliminated
and then ho will be able to organize
his department as he would like to
do. As I worked under him. and his
chief of police and If there were
ever a fair and square pair of men at
the head of our police department it
Is Dean Ringer .nd Chief Eberstein.
but they, like anyone else, have
made mistakes but the smallest kind
of a mistake made by them was
grabbed up and made to look like a
terrible thing.
I do not mean that the old "gang"
can iise or handle all of their slate,
for instance Dan Butler and John
Hopkins. Dan lias always fought for
what he thought was right and as
every one knows they ' tried three
years ago to beat Dan for being fair
and would do the same now only they
need Dan a world more than Pan
needs them. John Hopkins is n
clean-cut, bright man and would be
fair, and square with every one and
T do not believe would have any part
in letting the old "gang" take our
police department in their hands and
use it as it has been used in the past,
catering to dive keepers and "thugs."
TAUL. 13. .SUTTON.
THE SPICE OF LIFE.
Th fallow who Know a whore th flab
r biting tan nlwajs borrow a quartaf.-
Albany 1 1 era l.l.
Prohibitionists have no objection to
rrlcos taking a drop. Chaparral.
Now th new ronrr, reviving old de
bate. Iho thoughtful aoul resigns Unfit to
foto. Pittsburgh Hun.
PomptlniM ws think tli world is grow
Intr wurse and aomrtlm think it i
n.CTcly bfttcr liiturmrd. Dallas News,
"Siniplo Simon went a-fithlng in hi
j mother's pull."
lie iuukik nullum,.
Mr Aniilor; "but lie saved nr'lir, and
Kiildo lure. I've dou worae myself."
Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Whero run I rut tills suitcase V
"I'm aorry, old man. but I ho ice-box IS
full." Iowa. Krlvol.
T;le Acnes alwpj'S finds something
to harp on.
lies.- Yes: t only hop she'll he, aa
firtnnule In the ne.t world. Alumnus.
I'yni.Tl Cyrus ssya: 'A girl that. Beta
hnir bobbed oufht to he swllrhed. and sh
vill be m noon as It goes oul of fashion.'
Sun I'odger.
"Is she m,v prelty? '
"Pretty? Say! when she sets on s street
ear th ndvertininR Is a total loss."
Boston Transcript,
"Go to th aunt, thou sluKiinrd!"
lie went she would give him no mors;
So ho had to ko to his unelp
Where oft he had been before.
Boston Transcript.
"A hes ut if id l'ly lawyer to defend
beautiful client. What chance hao w ta
win this case?"
"Can't we net a few homely ladies on
the jury?" BlnnlnKhitm Age-Herald.
A t.over I wish you'd find out how I
stand with vour fsther.
Ilia I.bfs Whyt
A Lover He gave m a. tip on the stock
exehanito tonight London Mail.
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"Hooch" and "Milk" Streets.
The road downward to the lint
place has always been crowded. The
road upward to the land of "milk
and honey" has plenty of elbow room
for all of the self-denying people
who have decided to go that way.
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roi.rricAi. advertisement
Vote For
For City Commissioner
and you cast your vote for honest
efficiency at all times.
His record in public office
is 100.
Vote Tuesday May 3d, for
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