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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1921.
Can't Force Par
Supreme Court Rules U. S.
Banks Haven't Right to In
sist on This on Checks
Of Member Banks.
Omaha Air Mail Pilot
To Be Married in June
Washinoton. Mav 16. Federa
reserve banks hve not the right to
insist on par collection ot checks o
member banks, the supreme com
ruled today in effect.
Tti rnnr revprseH tiecrro o
Georgia courts which had refused to
enjoin the federal reserve bank of
Atlanta from taking steps to force
collection ot cnecus urawn on a
number of Georgia state non-mem-,
ber banks, "except through the usual
ana ordinary channels.
.This decision is very gratifying to
non-mcmbcr state banks in
braska. A number of officers repre
senting these banks met in Omaha
more than a year ago to plan some
method of combating what they
termed "high handed methods of the
Federal Reserve bank in making
It was charged at the time that
the Federal Reserve bank held
checks until they aggregaU-d large
sums, then demanded immediate
payment, hoping to embarrass the
small banks. 1 - ' "
Officers of banks at Pierce, Neb.,
asserted durin'g this, meeting that
men representing the reserve, system
carried guns when they were in
Pierce making check collections, and
that one representative was attempt
ing to organize a national bank
there. This was done to Lirce non
member banks fo join the system,
these officers said.
A short time later, in an effort to
fight these alleged methods and to
resist par collection of checks, these
banks inaugurated a system of
stamping checks to read as follows:
"Not payable through the federal
reserve banks, their branches or
agencies, nor express companies or
A committee of, bank' officers,
headed by v their attorney, J. P.
Palmer of Omaha, also made a trip
to Washington to protest federal
; Variety of Thefts
Rrorted to Police
Sam McL'rum, 5616 Florence
boulevard, reported to police a $75
automobile tire was stolen from his
car while parked in front of the
Dublin Inn Sunday night.
C. R. Pinneo, 3124 North Six
teenth street, reported a new lawn
mower and new, spare tire stolen
from his machine parked in front
of his home.
J. W. Keller, 2025 North Twen
tieth street, boarded a Dodge street
car at Union station and missed his
bill fold containing $25 when he dis
mounted at Twentieth , and. Grace
streets, he reported to .the police.,
Pickpockets got $51 'from W. S.
McNaniara, 5710' Florence boulevard,-
.Saturday night at the Audi
torium; he reported.'
Six thousand cigarets and $15 in
checks were stolen -from the Ed
wards hotel pharmacsv 302 North
Sixteenth street, according to police
A. W. 0. L. Women Will
Visit Ex-Yanks in Hospitals
Ex-service men in Omaha hospi
tals will be visited Decoration day
by members of the Omaha chapter
of the American Women's Overset
league, it was decided at a meeting
of the league Sunday at the home ot
Mrs. Charles T. Kountze.
Cigarets, chocolate, fruit and mag
azines will be taken the disabled vet
erans by the girls who will work un
der the supervision of the following
committee: Marie Mathews, Mm.
Harry Byrne, Mrs. G. Mervin Ross
and Miss Ethel '", Fullaway. Mrs.
Kountze, Mrs. A. L. Reed and Miss
, Gladys Peters were named honorary
members of A. W. O. L. The next
meeting will be the first Monday in
June. ' "
Taxi Driver and Fare Lose
Valuables to Auto Bandit
As Sidney Stocking, 1608 South
Tenth street, stepped from a Brown
taxicab driven by Harold Roberts,
in front of his home at 2 yester
day, according to ; police, another
automobile drove up and a man
leaped out, held up and robbed
Stocking of watch and the taxi
driver of $4, climbed back in the
car, at the wheel of which sat a
companion, and escaped.
From descriptions of the bandit
car, given by Stocking and Roberts,
police believe it was the machine
stolen from W. H. Platner, Omaha
lumberman, 2427 Kansas avenue, at
Nineteenth and Douglas streets
Man Says Another Won Wife
And 3 Children From Him
Edward Menous lived happily
with his wife and three children in
their little home at Fourteenth
street and Poppleton avenue until
Joseph Dubensky came into his life,
he says in a suit against Dubensky
for $15,000 filed in district court yes
terday. Menous alleges that Du
bensky "by representations, promises,
arts and contrivances," alienated the
affections of Mrs. Menous and that
she took the three children and left
home on April 8. They were mar
ried on July 29 1912.
Man Hit by Auto Asks $20,000
From Parents of Driver
John Hayes filed suit in district
court yesterday against Mary A.
Gentleman and Thomas Gentleman
for $20,000 damages.
He says an automobile belonging
to them and driven by their son
struck him on May 7, at Thirteenth
and Leavenworth streets, hurling
him 20 feet and breaking his left
arm and three ribs.
I'lTorr Petition. ,
Willlm 1'. Green against Tauline
Gretn. cruel! v.
Pi Moor. Xrom Qujt iloore, cruelly.
New City Council
To Be Installed
In Office Today
; Koutsky to Name Beal and
i Cotton for Engineers
J Health Commissioner
Not Yet Chosen.
Brief City News
W. A. Yackey, reserve air pilot at
the aerial mail station, and Miss
Olive Koken, St. Louis, daughter of
the late head of "the Koken Supply
company, will be married June 23
and will go to Europe for their
Yackey . won a distinguished ser
vice cross, cioix de guerre with palm
and several Italian decorations dur
ing the world war and met his bride
when he was sent to a New York
hospital to convalesce after being
Yackey is now living with a sister
at 5109 Underwood avenue.
Nebraskans Named To
Attend Conference of
Educators in Iowa
Lincoln, May i'a (Special.) Fol
lowing are Nebraska men and women
appointed today by Governor S. R.
McKelvi to attend a conference of
persons, not teachers, at Des Moines,
July 1 and 2, interested in schools,
from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri,
Minnesota and the Dakotas:
J. W. Campbell, Adams; L. II.
1 liornburg, Alexandria; F. E. Ed-
gcrton, Aurora; E. C. Yont, Brock;
II. K. Franz, -Riagle; Dr. ,M. M.
Aiken. Fairmont; S. E. Zinc, Grand
Island; Fred Bchrens, Meade; E. H.
Gcrhart, Ncwnmn Grove; C. E. Lcft
wich, St. Paul; W. O. French, Scotts
bluff; Walter P. Campbell, Tecum-
sch; Charles Arnot, Scribner; Ellis
E. Good, Peru; R. C. Harris, Fair
bury; Perry Reed, Henderson; H. E.
Goodrich, Nelson; Charles Miner,
Ravenna; George A. Williams. Fair
mont; A. F. Sturm, Nehawka: James
W. Good, Chadron; Frank Malicky,
Barnston; H. A. Swanson, Clay Cen
ter; H. O. Schaff. David City; Rev.
U. J. Miiiort. Diller; Dr. G. H.
Bentz, Fairfield: S. S. Sidner, Fre
mont; Mrs. Howard . Baldridge,
Omaha; F. D. Young, Havelock;
Dr,iA. J,. Cameron, Herman; -jO. A.
Himebaugh, Hooper;, R. B. Folda,
Howclls; A. N. Lincburg, McCook;
Mrs. 'C. Morgan. Rising City; Mrs.
M. M. Mason, Salem; Mrs. Acidic
Dobler, Stratton: Mrs. Fritz Nicklas,
Syracuse; Mrs. Kate Phillips, Table
Rock; Ruth O. Jackson, University
Place; Mrs. George Liggett, Utica;
Mrs. Fred Gordor, Weeping Water;
Mrs. E. JG, Drake, Beatrice; Frances
A. Brogan, Omaha; Ernest C.-Fol-som,
Lincoln; J. O. Shroyer, Hum
boldt; J. D. Ream, Broken Bow;
Mrs. "H. J. Gramlich, Lincoln; Mrs.
A. H. Waterhouse, Fremont; Mrs.
Charles H. Diedrich, Hastings.
School Board at Neligh
Elects Officers for Year
Neligh, Neb., May lb. (Spejjal.)
A. E. Malzacher was ' elected
president ' of the Board of Educa
tion; E." E. Curtis, viqe president and
John M. Lamson, secretary-treasurer.
The following grade teachers
were elected for the coming year:
Lucile Lewis. Cedar Falls, la., pri
mary; Miss Sarre and Miss Husen
etter of Newman Grove, second and
third grades, east and west wards,
and Charlotte Benson of Ewing,
Well for Water Supply at ,
Neligh to Be Completed
Neligh. Neb., May 16. (Special.)
E. J. Long, assistant manager of
the Kelley Well Co. of Grand Is
land, has tested two wells ' near the
city pumping station and it is ex
pected that the mayor and council
will contract with the company for
the completion of at least one well.
The cost to the city will be in the
neighborhood of $3,000. :
Blue Springs Drug Store
Robbed of $115 by Burglar
Beatrice, Neb., May 16. (Special
Telegram.), The Jrug store of Earl
Thomas at Blue Springs, Neb., was
robbed of $115 in cash last night.
Officers could not find how-the thief
entered the store and it is supposed
that he had a key and was locked
in by Mr. Thomas when the store
For threading the ends of iron rods
used to hold silos together a cutting
die" that can be operated by power
from an automobile has been invented.
Mayor Ed P. Smith will pound out
his swan song with his mayoralty
gavel this morning, when the old
city council holds a brief adjourned
meeting at city hall, previous to the
installation of the new city commis
sion. The adjourned meeting is to
pass the payroll for the first half of
the month. Commissioner Tow I will
Following the meeting the new
officials will accupy the seats around
the council table and will immediate
ly begin organization of the new city
council. James C. Dahlman will be
Appointments will be considered
and made following the organization.
Dr. J. F. Edwards, health commis
sioner, will undoubtedly be replaced.
His successor has 'not yet been
Appointments Decided On.
Among the appointments which
will be made formally this morning
at the first j;cundl meeting of the
new administration will be:
M. F. Dcnipsey, chief of police; C.
F. Bossie, city clerk; Matthew
Greevy, assistant city clerk; L. J.
TcPoel, city attorney; J. F. Moriarty,
city solicitor; Frank Dineen, city
prosecutor at Central Police court-
John Mercell, prosecutor at South
Side police court; W. F. Wappick
police judge at Central police court
Dr. Thomas Boler will be named
as superintendent of the city deten
Beal and Cotton Engineers.
City Commissioner-elect Joseph
Koutsky, who will be in charge of
the public improvement department
announced yesterday afternoon tlia
on Wednesday morning he will pre
sent to the city council the names of
Herman Beal and H. E. Cotton for
city engineer and assistant city engi
neer, respectively. '
Mr. Beal is at present serving as
first assistant city engineer and Mr.
Cotton as second assistant. Mr.
Beal has been assistant city engineer
during the last three years and for
merly held an official engineering
position in the South Side. Mr. Cot
ton has been in the city engineering
department since May 1, 1907, with
the exception of ajj interruption df a
year and a half.
These announcements were made
at the conclusion of a conference yes
terday afternoon, when the commissioners-elect
"There is one announcement I will
make at the beginning of my new
organization of the public improve
ments department which will be that
no private work will be done in this
office or during the city's time," said
Mr. Koutsky. .
Woman Socialist Worker
To Give Series of Lectures
Lilith Martin of Indiana, lecturer
and organizer for the National So
cialist, party, will speak on labor
and liberty at Fifteenth and Doug
las street Wednesday and Thurs
day evenings at 8. Some of the
subjects she will touch upon include
high prices, strikes, profiteering, the
cause and cure, reconstruction, po-
litical prisoners, war profits, how
and why capitalism failed, world
bankruptcy, why and how workers
Divorce Decree Granted
' Wife of Edwin T. Swobe
Clara M. Swobe, was granted a
divorce from her husband, Edwin T.
Swobe, by District Judge Wakeley
Monday. The charge against Swobe
was cruelty and non-sunport. Swobe
is head of the Edwin T. Swobe In
vestment Securities company. Mrs.
Swobe sold insurance for the
Mutual Life Insurance company.
She w-ent to .Chicago March 31 af
ter filing her divorce action. The
Swobes were married at Kirkland,
111., in 1903. ,
Second Wife Sues First
For Alleged Deformation
Mrs. Bessie Crow, second wife of
Donald F. Crow, president of the
Crow Tire & Rubber Co., filed suit
in district court yesterday against
Mrs. Florence1 Crow,' first wife, for
$10,000 damages, alleging defainar
tion of reputation. She says that
Florence said things about her which
were not true.
Mrs. Florence Crow recently filed
suit against Mrs. Bessie Crow for
$10,000 charging that she had alien
ated the affections of Crow.
Asphyxiated Willi Mueller, 75.
was round dead In his room at 838
South Nineteenth street Monday
morning. Police surgeons say Muel
ler died of gas asphyxiation. Gas
jets woro -turned on and windows
and doors were closed. Mueller had
been suffering from ill health.
Juvenile Odlccr NHnicd Mrs.
Clara Crolghton Bnndle was ap
pointed assistant probation officer in
the juvenile court Monday by Dis
trict Judge Sears, succeeding1 Alice
D. Hopkins who resigned recently.
Mrs. Bandle assumed her duties yes
terday. She has long been prominent
in women's clubs and welfare work.
Her husband was formerly register
of deeds of Douglas county. -,
Monday Religious Services Rec
ommendations were mado Monday
by Omaha ministers at the weekly
meeting of the Ministerial associa
tion to hold religious services in
Momo downtown theater every Mon
day during the year. Rev. Charles
K. Cobbey reeom mended that Sun
day evening services be held in the
city parks during the summer. '
Ciirls Make Hikes Despite the
storm which threatened yesterday
afternoon, the Cnglde and Prlnar
girls' debating clubs of the Omaha
Hij?h School of Commerce made
their monthly hikes. The Prlnar
pirls tramped out to Klmwood, while
the Cdglde-ers ate their pickles and
Ice cream at Chllds' Point. Approx
imately 80 peppery high school girls
of the two clubs attended the hikes.
Thoosopliiral lectures 1. W.
Rogers, president and senior nation
al lecturer for the American section
of the Theosophical society, will de
liver the first of a series of lectures
Thursday evening next at 8:15 In
the Omaha Theosophical society
rooms, Leflang building, Sixteenth
street and Capitol avenue. His sub
ject will be "Reincarnation." He will
speak Friday night on ."Thought
Power and Fate," and Saturday
night on "The Supermen."
Three Hurt In Auto Crash Three
girls were slightly injured Sunday
when two automobiles collided at
Twenty-fourth street and .Poppleton
avenue. Six men escaped.. The cars
were driven by Joe Rosenthal of
Panama, la., and Arthur Brandt,
Thirty-sixth and Curtis streets. The
girls, after being attended by po
lice surgeons at the police station,
gave their names as Madeline Cun
ningham, 2119 W street; Jennie
Grooms, 4921 South Twenty-third
street, and Lois Cottrell, 4919 South
Tram Hearing Is Started;
To Fix Value, Not Fares
A hearing to set a permanent val
uation basis for the Omaha & Coun
cil Bluffs Street Railway company
hefnre the State Railwa
commission in the city council cham
"There is no application to in
crease fares before the commission
now, said Lonimissioner inornc
Browne, "but the testimony here m
frnrliiceii mav. of course, be used in
any future application of the com
pany to make permanent the present
temporary four for 25 cents fare."
1 he company recently snowcu
hat is revenue for 1920 lacked
$659,490.36 to making an 8 per ceut
return on its investment.
Court Awards Custody
Of Child To Her Father
Harry Schifflcr, Los Angeles, was
awarded the custody of his daughter,
Kathryn, 4, by District Judge Sears,
Monday after he had started habeas
corpus action to get possession of
his little one.
Schiffler came to Omaha last week
and started action against Rev. Mr.
Halsey, ex-dean of Omaha univer
sity and now assistant pastor of the
Wheeler Memorial church, father of
the child's mother.
The grandparents retained the
child as they said it was the dying
wish of their daughter, who died
Easter Sunday, that the child re
main -with them.
Policeman Who Killed
Youth To Be Tried June 6
' John Herdzina. city detective, who
shot and killed Joseph Howard, 22,
and wounded three others at Thitry
third and L streets the night of
April 10, will be tried before Dis
trict Judge Troup June 6, according
to County Attorney Shotwell. The
three youths who were seriously
wounded when Herdzina fired into
the car are Clifton Hannon, Francis
Welch and Paul Kane. Hannon was
taken to the South Side station, ac- i
cording to police reports, and kept
there 36 hours, although seriously
wounded, before being given med
Committees Appointed by
Commerce Body at Neligh
Neligh, Neb., May 16. (Special.)
President A. J. Sholz of the
Chamber of Commerce has appoint
ed the following committees for the
ensuing year: Membership, F. G.
Auringer and F. E. Reynolds; adver
tising, M. O. Daxon, C. A. Mohr
man and C. J. Best; auditing. S. D.
Thorton, jr. and C. G. Melick;
roads, A. H. Jensen and W. H. Van
A special committee was appointed
to overssee the placing of numbers
on residences and business houses.
'Bride Goes to Hubby's Aid;
One month ago Newton H. Mur
phy who had been conducting a
store in Eagle Grove and his swcVt
hcart, Marion Livingston, daughter
of a wealthy business man of Spen
cer, la., came to Omaha and were
CARTER'S LITTLE UVCR PHJU
rarely fail. Purely w.
vegetable act ' 1 ,rs
ntwla hut rnt. 1 4 IVrrR'
iy cm the liver.
Relieve after Jl
trete re 4
lieve Indiget- 1
tion; improve the complexion farightea
SauH Fill Small Dese-Small Price
I Look at the
Drake Court Newton started out as I for the groom and later the matter
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ctfiiuiiifty .uuijii naa miiaicu
charged with borrowing $1,0110 on
a stock of groceries which had al
ready been mortgaged for $1,600.
The little bride got busy and sum
moned help. In a few hours the
bride's father had secured a bond
married. After they had settled at
clt).,l .itiVf..!,,,!,, t. all
"A little misunderstanding caused
it all," Murphy said when released.
A Scotchman has invented a cylin
drical concrete chimney for resi
dences, fitted with a fireplace that
can he rotated to warm any one of
A. HOSFE CO.
ISIS D.u,l.t St. T.l. O-l i
Tuesday We Will Hold an Enormous Sale of
Trimmed Banded and Ready-to-W ear
kind of straw is
r e p r e sented, in
rough straw, por
cupines, as well as
fabrics of all de
scriptions. There is a style
here to suit every
type, including roll
brim sailored, tur
bans, large picture
shaped hats and
dozens of others.
In Millinery Section-Third Floor
able shape and
color is here, made
up in all of the
latest straws and
m aterials, also
rial and straw.
Trimmings such as
fancy ornaments of
straw, ribbon and
and fancy pins,
scarfs, fancy bands
and applique or
them very smart.
Tuesday-Bargain Day Downstairs Store
Tuesday We Place on Sale a Limited Number of
Put up in packages of approximately five to a package.
25c a Package
These packages may vary, some may have one less, others may
have more. These are splendid to fill in the bare places in the
- Voile and Batiste
We feel proud of the blouses we are offering you at. this
price. And you will be proud to wear them when you ee the
lovely materials, trimmings and styles. They are correct foV the
various kinds of separate skirts and suits; made of fine voile
and batiste. Sizes 36 to 4.
Men's four-in-hand ties, reautiful pat
terns, 3 for 79c.
Men's Canton flannel gloves, 10 pairs
Men's chambray work shirts, cut full and
roomy, all sizes, 79c.
Men's athletic union suits, sizes 38 to
Men's silk hose, all colors, all sizes, two
pairs for 79c.
Boys' rompers, sizes 2 to '6, 79c.
Boys' blouses, madras and percale, all
Boys' wash pants, broken lots, 79c.
Boys' caps, all sizes, 79c.
Children's Knit Union
Children's low neck, no sleeve,
knee length union suits, made of
nice quality cotton. You'll find they,
are so much more easily laundered
than muslin. All sizes.
Women's white union suits of nice
quality cotton, made envelope style,
are unusual values, at 65c
You Will Want Several Pair
at 15c a pair
if the sizes you want are here. The
range of sizes is 4 to 6 in either
white or black. .
Fiber Hose, 95c a pair
Women's fiber silk hose with lisle
foot and top, medium weight in
black, white, pink, and brown are a
splendid quality at this price.
Street Wear, Work, Sports Wear-one of these
will be very suitable, for they are made of splendid quality material
in stripes, checks and plaids. Some are plain, others pleated, all have
a separate belt. Sizes up to 30 waist.
Sale of Rag Rugs plait9Gcigams
Tuesday in the Down
Six 24x36 Hit and
Siia 30x60 Hit and
Size 36x72 Hit and
Size 27x54 Plain pink,
Size 30x60 Plain pink,
Size 36x72 Plain pink,
Miu Effect, 75c ath.
faits Effects, $1.39 each.
Miu Effects, $1.98 each,
blue and green, $1.75 each,
blue and green, $2.25 each,
blue and green, $3.00 each.
, SHOES Specials for
Women and Children
32-inch plaid gingham, included
are fine imported, as well as domes
tics qualities in light or dark colors
as well as plain.
Linen weft crash toweling. A
very absorbing quality; Remarkably
. low priced.
Full size hemmed crochet bed
spreads of good quality, with neatly
One lot women's black kid, one-strap
slippers for house wear. Are specially priced
Women's Low Shoes
One table is filled with women's newest
style oxfords and fancy strap slippers, mili
tary heels. All sizes in the lot.
Slippers for the Children
One lot of children's, misses' and growing
girls' slippers in patent, kid and gun metal
leather in newest styles are offered for Tues-'
day at $2.95. Sizes 8 to 11 children; 11 H
to 2 misses' and growing girls' sizes, 3 to 7.
White Shoes, Slippers
One lot white cloth shoes and slippers for
the little folks; a real bargain at $1.00 a
pp.ir. Sizes 3 to 8.
vVhite cotton suiting with linen
finish. Limited quantity, not more
than 10 yards to a customer..
Hemmed huck towels of very fine
weave and quality, with handsome
S6-in. figured challies, good quali-
ty in handsome designs.
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