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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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Close Teamwork Expected Be
tween Administration and
National Committee Since
Pass "Buck" to Congress
By N. O. MESSENGER.
Copyright. Ittl, Br Wu Million Star.
Washington, June 11. (Spe
cial Telegram,) President Harding,
by way of variety and change from
the long routine of international and
domestic problems he has been con
sidering recently, made a brief ex
cursion into national politics this
week. The occasion was afforded
by the meeting in Washington of
the national committee of the re
publican party to select a chairman
and change of representation in na
tional rnnvuntirmc Aftur n Ant
spent over these details the com
, mitteemen and committeewomen en
joyed an evening at the White House
with President and Mrs. Harding.
The president, however, had for a
day or two been conferring privately
with individuals and groups of the
committeemen and getting first
hand information as to political and
other conditions' in the country at
Let it not be understood that the
chief executive is not keeping a wary
eye on politics. While he is the
president of all the people, and not
of the republican party alone, at the
same time a majority, to the extent
of some 7,000,000 people, voted for
him for president as the head of the
republican party, and he is carrying
. the banner of that political organiza
tion. While he is glad to be the
president of all the people he pre
fers to be such under the auspices of
the republican party and exponent of
Will Keep Posted.
President Harding made careful
and diligent inquiry of those national
committeemen with whom he talked
about affairs in their respestive states.
He intends, it is said, to keep him
self posted at all times on the vary
ing political phases of the times.
There promises to be close team
work between the administration
an4 tiA natinnal rnmmillp. frnm
now, following the reorganization of
the executive management of the
committee. Postmaster General
Hays and Attorney General Daugh-
, rty win oe in tne executive coun
fkil of the national committee and
I will fo.rm a closer connecting link
i between the administration and the
committee. Tfte; new chairman of
the national committee. Governor T.
Adams, proposes to spend a great
deal of his time at national head
quarters, here and he will be in
touch with the government heads
and the congressional leaders.
The politicians are already passing
an congress and camping by nights
on the trail of the leaders, urging.
them to extraordinary exertions to
Up to Congressmen.
The argument put forward by the
national committeemen who were
here last week, to the congressmen
was something like this: . "We poli
ticians did the trick for you con
gressmen last fall and rolled up a
record republican majority. It be
hooves you to pick, up the burden
now and come through with re
sponse to the known demands of
the voters for relief. We promised
returning prosperity, and it , is in
cumbent upon you to make it come."
Which constitutes a line of argu
ment appreciated, by the congress
men as but adding to their anxieties
without affording enlightenment as
to the ways and means for palliating
Will 11. Hays, the retiring chair
man of the national committee, in
his swansong, caused a cold chillof
apprehension to run down the spine
of the committeemen, and of several
congressmen who were participating
in the committee meeting on proxies
.of absentee embers, when he some
what sharply reminded them "that
nn mainritv i firMssri1v nermanent
and that certaintv of continued suc
cess comes only with certainty of
Majority No Alibi.
He also pointed out that "a seven
million majority is large, but it is
not an alibi for. the mistakes, negli
gence and extravagance of misgov
ernment." He held that "we have
our opportunity but there is a con
sequent proportionate accountabili
ty that is very properly inevitable.
Indeed, the visit of the national
committee to the capital at this time,
in all its attendant features, may be
regarded as constituting an effort
at bracing up of the legislative and
administrative branches of the gov
ernment as controlled by the repub
licans, for the benefit of the party at
President Harding is said to be
interested in observing the reaction
in the country over the national
committee's move to iron out some
of the inequalities or representation
in national conventions. He is as
sumed to stand bv the committee
in what it did in this direciton, al
though it is stated authoritatively
that he did not interfere with the
subcommittee's work. "'
The report of the subcommittee
was presented with a unanimous
recommendation in its favor: . This
Pat Two. Coloma Two.)
New $100,000,000 Company
H Formed to Assist Farmers
Dover, Del., June 11. A charter
was filed here today by the Farmers'
Finance corporation, authorized to
help finance the marketing of farm
and related products, with a capita!
of $100,002,100. -
Former Newspaper Man
Of Internal Revenue
Chicago TribuM-Omah Be Lad Wire,
Washington, June 11. Francis G.
Matson, former Chicago newspaper
man, today was appointed deputy
commissioner of internal revenue in
charge of the divisions of informa
tion, supplies and equipment, tobac
co, oleomargarine and miscellaneous
Mr.. Matson was born in Ogden
Utah, and is 28 years old. Mr. Mat
son began newspaper work on the
San Francisco Examiner in 1911. He
was at one time city editor and later
managing editor of the Salt Lake
Herald and has been connected with
the San Francisco Examiner, San
Francisco .Call, Los Angeles Exami
ner, Salt Lake. Tribune, Salt Lake
Telegram, and Chicago Herald-Ex
Mr. Matson came to Washington
in 1919 with the 66th congress, as
compiler of the congressional direc
tory. During the last presidential
campaign he was employed with the
publicity department ot the repubh
can national committee under Scott
Thousands Pay ,
Last Tribute to
Funeral Services for Late
American Legion Command
er, Killed in Auto Wreck,
Held in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, June 11. Thousands
today paid tribute to the memory of
Col. F. W. Galbraith, jr., national
commander of the American Legion,
who was killed in an automobile
The funeral services were held in
Music hall, with each of the 4,000
seats taken. The obsequies were
under the auspices of the American
Legion and were marked by great
simplicity. Brief orations were de
livered by Rev. John Herget. who
was the chaplain of the 147th in
fantry, which was commanded by
Colonel Galbraith in France; Rev.
Frederick McMillin, who also was an
overseas chaplain; Theodore Roose
velt, assistant secretary of the navy,
who represented the government;
former Congressman Victor Heintz
of Ohio, who was a captain under
Galbraith; Col. Franklin D'OIier,
former commander of the Legion.
and Marcel Knecht, director of the
French information service in the
United States, who was the repre
sentative of France.
In his address, v -Mr. " Roosevelt
"We mourn his death, but we are"
proud of his life. We shall miss him
in. the troubled days that lie before
us, but our faith in our country is
strengthened in that it can . breed
such men." -
Colonel D'Olier said:
"The Legion has lost its great
leader; the service man, and especial
ly the disabled man, has lost his
best friend; this city,' this state and
this nation, has lost one of its most
Captain De Levergne, air attache
of the French embassy, posthumous
ly conferred on Colonel Galbraith
the Grand Cross of the Legion of
Honor by declaration of the presi
dent of France.
After the military services, the
Scottish Rite conducted its impress
ive burial ceremonial. The body
was borne on a gun carriage, fol
lowed by a large military funeral
cortege, to a vault in Spring Grove
cemetery, where it was placed prep
aratory to its interment in the Ar
lington cemetery . in Washington.
One of the floral offerings consisted
of' palms bound with the tri-color
of France. It was the tribute of
the citizens of Chateau Thierry.
King Victor Emmanuel in
Speech. Urges Co-operation
Romer June 11. King Victor Em
manuel opened the session of the
new Italian parliament here today
and the speech be had prepared for
the occasion made a strong appeal
for co-operation Ijy all political
parties in the reconstruction of the
country. Italy will continue to co
operate with the' allies in dealing
with international problems, the
Kansas Supreme Court
Affirms Howat Conviction
. Topeka, Kan., June 11. In the
most sweeoine decision yet handed
down affecting validity of the Kan-H
sas industrial court law, the state su
preme court today affirmed the de
cision' of the Crawford county dis
trict court sentencing Alexander
Howat to one year in jail for con
tempt. The law was held valid on
each of the eight issues raised.
WHERE TO FIND
The Big Features of .
The Sunday Bee
The Three Dead Men by
Philpotts Part 4, Page 1.
"Counting the Stars" Roto
gravure Section, Page 1.
Photos of South High School June
Graduates Part 4, Page .3.
Omaha Society Women Pose For
Midsummer Styles Displayed in
Omaha Stores Rotogravure Section,
Married Life of Helen and War
renPart 4, Page 8.
June Graduates of Benson High
School Rotogravure Section, Page 2.
The Husking Bee" Part 4,
"One Words Leads to Another, by
Montague Part 1, Page 7.
For the Children Part 4, Page 2.
Editorial Comment Fart 4, Page
Sports, News and Features Part
3, Paces 1 and 7
Major Risks Court-Martial to
Prevent Dumping o 26,000,
000 Pounds of Explosive
- Into Ocean. ,
To Be Used for Blasting
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leaaed Wire.
Washington, June 11. Twenty-six
million pounds of picric acid, in
scientific parlance, trinitrophenol
(TNT) will be distributed shortly
to the farmers of the west for blast
ing purposes. This acid, a part of
the great store of explosives intended
by the United States army to blow
the huns out of their trenches in
France, will be turned over to the
farmer at cost by the United States
Department of Agriculture. Picric
acid is very similar to TNT, 24,000,
000 pounds of which were distributed
by the department to the states for
Behind this prosaic announcement
of the Department of Agriculture
there is a story of a major in the
ordnance department of the United
Mates army who was confronted
with seeine this $10,000,000 of valu
able property dumped into the ocean
or with risking court-martial to save
Explosive Not Destroyed. .
Perhaps it was because the major
is red-headed, perhaps the aggressive
fighting chin was responsible, but at
any rate the $10,000,000 was not de
stroyed and farmers of the country
will shortly enjoy the benefit from
the officer's refusal to execute an
order. Furthermore, the soldier was
About the time that the German
kaiser decided to change his resi
dence from Berlin to Doom, the War
department 'announced that 26,000,-
000 pounds of TNT would be
dumped into the Pacific and Atlantic
oceans. Major Connolly, at his desk
in the ordnance department, read the
official order before- it got to the
newspapers. lhe major, who is a
chemical engineer himself, knew that
the TNT had cost the United States
government from 35 to SO cents a
pound and that before America got
into the war it had sold as high as
$1.25 a pound.
He did not know that he could
utilize an explosive intended to blow
human beings to pieces, for the les
excitinar. but more useful work of
blowing stumps and blasting rocks,
but he was-convinced that -it 'could
be done. . He was so thoroughly
convinced that he appealed to his
'chief to rescind the order, and fail
ing there he appealed to Secretary
of War Baker, thereby laying him
self liable to army discipline, tailing
to convince, the secretary of war, he
carried his appear to the late.secre
tary f Interior Franklin K. Lane,
thereby aggravating the original of
Would Find Way of Use.
"Mr. Lane," said the major, "if
you will get this 26,000,000 pounds
of TNT from the War depart
ment I will find the way that you can
use it in building roads, in carrying
out your reclamation work and in
every project that the government
has on hand in connection with
waste land. There is not a chemical
manufactured by this 'government
for war purposes that can't be con
verted now into peace usuage. Any
thing that the government has in
chemicals that those fellows say has
no value, let me work with and I
will prove that they are wrong."
That was "turning swords into
plow sharesVin reality. Secretary
Lane saw the point. Moreover, at
that time, the secretary had on hand
his project for placing soldiers on
government lands and he realized the
immense saving that could be effect
ed by securing the war explosives.
Dr. Charles K. Munroe, chief ex
plosives chemist of the bureau of
mines, an authority on this subject,
was asked his opinion. Dr. Munroe,
it developed, was also interested in
saving the munitions and he advised
the department that TNT as well
as the other material could be em
ployed for commercial purposes.
Secretary Lane thereupon request
ed the secretary of war to turn over
the TNT to the Department of the
Interior. Secretary Baker agreed
to do so, but it was found that spe
cial legislation by congress was
necessary before this could be done.
The powder companies did not look
with favor upon this action of the
government. If TNT was to be
used for making good roads, for
building dams, for reclamation in
Alaska, naturally the government
would not be in the market for com
It was not long before one of their
representatives called upon the cus
todian of these munitions in the bu
reau of mines. He felt particularly
outraged that the government,
which had bought explosives ; at
fancy prices during the var, should
use those explosives for . purposes
other than that of which they had
been -manufactured. He grew more
indignant as the interview pro
gressed and declared that if the In
terior department persisted in its pur
pose, many of the powder plants of
the country would be closed, capi
tal would suffer a loss and labor
would be thrown out of employment.
Finally he asked if the War depart
ment requested the return of these
munitions would the Interior depart
ment give them up. He was informed
that this could not be done as the
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Bubonic Plague Takes 37
Lives in Tampico in May
Havana. Cuba, June 11. Thirty-
seven deaths from bubonic plague
occurred in Tampico during May,
according to the bill of health issued
tn the American tanlfpr Alhprr F..
I k1rr Ja
tew Language Law
Lincoln, June 11. (Special.)
Attorney General C. A. Davis found
that Otto F. Walter, county attorney
of Platte county, would depend on
him to safeguard the Reed-Norval
language law, jvhich certain interests
are endeavoring to override in the
Platte county district court. A let
ter from Walter received by the at
torney general reads in part:
"This being a case of state impor
tance, I suppose your department
will take full charge. I shall take
no action in this matter without ad
vice from your department."
J. he attorneys representing inter
ests attacking the law are: Arthur F.
Mullen, Omaha; Arthur G. Wray
and C. r. sandall of York; I. L.
Albert and August Wagrter of Colum
James W. Good
Of Iowa Resigns
From Lower House
Will Practise Law in Chicago;
Jefferis Tells of Associa
tions With Solon at .
Washington. June 11. Represen
tative James W. Good of Iowa, chair
man of the house appropriation com
mittee, resigned today, immediately
after the house had adopted the con
ference report on the deficiency ap'
prooriation bill, the last big supply
measure handled by him. He will
practice law in Chicago.
Exclusive of the present session,
Mr. Good served 12 years in congress
as the representative from the Fifth
Democrats joined republicans in a
round of speeches commending the
Congressman Jefferis took a min
ute or two today while the house of
representatives was eulogizing the
retiring chairman of the appropria
tions committee, to tell felicitously
of his association with Good at the
University of Michigan where they
were students together and gradu
ated in the class of 1893.
In the course of his remarks, Mr.
"All that has been said of Jim
Good here today was displayed at
Michigan university then, only in a
different field of activity. He was at
all times active, possessed of the
great energy that has carried him
through these years to such success.
When the class separated 28 years
ago, going out into the world, every
one of the 321 young lawyers felt
assured that we would hear from
Jim Good and I know members of
the class .have Jhft greatest pride and
admiration for the sacrifice that he
has made for 12 years of his life for
his country's good. They, like all
loyal true Americans, join in wish
ing him, for the balance of his life,
all the happiness that it is possible
for mortals to obtain on this terres-
Actor Volunteers to
Support Divorced Wife
Chicago, June 11. Although
granted a divorce, Charles L. Nor
man, an actor now playing with the
Valeska Suratt troupe, volunteered
before Judge Lewis in the superior
court, to support his former wife be
cause "she's a nice girl and just be
ginning on the stage, so I want to
help her along."
Norman married Miss Agnes
Loftus in 1918 at Oakland, Cal. Be
cause his work was in Chicago, Nor
man wished to make his. home here.
His wife, however, he testified, re
fused to live here and six months
after the wedding left him.
Former Attorney for Rail
Commission Is Drowned
, Lincoln,' June 11. (Special.) Ed
mund J. Kates, formerly an attor
ney for the Nebraska state railway
commission, was drowned Wednes
day at Wilmington, N. G, when he,
attempted to save the life of a com
panion, according to word received
in Lincoln. At the time of his death
he was engineer examiner of the bu
reau of finance of the interstate com
merce commission at Washington,
Four Omaha Men Charged
With Violating Dry Law
Lincoln, June 11. (Special.)
Complaints charging the following
men under arrest at Omaha with
violation of the national prohibition
law were issued by United States
District Attorney Tom Allen: J.
William O'Hern, Charles Andrews,
Richard G. Henderson and Rosario
Have You a Friend D
in the H. Y. S. Club
Now is the time for you to help that
friend who is a member of The
Omaha Bee Help Yourself Club.
If you will look at the standing of club members, pub
lished on Page 8, this section, of today's paper, you
will find your friend's name if he is a candidate for one
of the fine awards of the 'club's campaign. He is now
on the homestretch and needs your aid as never before.
If, in the eariy part of the campaign, you gave your
friend a six month's or a year's subscription, you can
help him materially by making a further payment be
fore June 18. It will mean several thousand more
votes for him if done before that date.
No Serious Damage Is Feared
Predict Raise of One
Foot During Night
": Hours. ".
North Platte, Neb., June 11.
(Special Telegram.) The Colorado
flood water in the Sbiith Platte river
reached this city early this morning
and since then has been slowly ris
ing. The. dirt approach to the bridge
south of town was broken through
this morning, but late this afternoon
the washout was bridged and travel
from the south has been resumed.
The water rushing through the break
has submerged the land between the
river and the city, but it is not be
lieved that it will seriously affect
buildings in the ejjjfreme south part
of town. f
Reports from tne west vindicate
that the river will ".continue to rise
throughout the night, probably a
foot above the present mark. The
recently built concrete bridge is not
considered in danger. Two river
bridges between here and Ogallala
are reported to have gone out.
Union Pacific employes went to
Ogallala on a special train having on
board a large quantity of nitrogly
cerine which will be used in blowing
up a bridge fill that is diverting the
water into a course that submerges
the railroad tracks. .
Trains from the west were not
much belated by reason ' of sub
merged track in the flooded district.
The Lincoln highway, both east and
west of North Platte, has not been
affected and probably will not as it
is located a considerable distance
from the river on high ground.
The North Platte river is running
bank full, but has been stationary
todav. Below the junction of the
North Platte and South Platte
rivers it is probable that consider
able damage to bridges will result
and perhaps to farms.
Help Your Friends
Time for a Pill
Man Killed While Attempting
To Steal Ride ; Carried Of
ficial Credentials and
With his pockets stuffed witfi I.
W. W. literature and a silver medal
showing his connection with the
Russian bolshe ists, a rian, believed
to be C. J. Mack, was beheaded at
2 Saturday afternoon at the Avenue
a crossing of the Illinois Central
main, line in Louncil Blufis. A
South Omaha meat train, which he
was trying to board to steal a ride,
caused his death. The headless body
of the man lies at the Cutler morgue
while efforts are being made to lo
cate his relatives.
An initiation card and document
showing his appointment as a travel
ing delegate to collect money and
initiate members into the I. W. W.
in any part of the country were
found in his pockets. Another docu
ment shows his appointment as one
of the "general construction workers"
of the "wobblies," and was issued by
"Lodge 310, I. W. W., Dubuque, la."
A dues card, issued by the same
lodge, shows that his dues were paid
'until April, this year. All of the
papers bear the name of C. J. Mack.
The bolshevik silver medal, which
he seemed to prize most, bore Rus
sian inscriptions with engravings of
the head of Lenine on ,one side and
Trotzky on the other. It was issued j
at Moscow. The man was appar
ently between or jo years old.
There were several eye-witnesses of
the accident. Clayton Kuhn, Illi
nois Lentral timekeeper, saw the
man dart toward the moving train
and attempt to board the tenth car
from the engine. He was carrying
a bundle and this seemed to cause
him to stumble as he attempted to
grasp the iron ladder. . He fell be
tween the cars with his neck across
the rail. 'The headless trunk rolled
convulsively away from the track.
The head was found between the
rails after the train had passed. It
had been bowled along more than
50 feet. The only disfigurement of
the face was the crushed chin.
The man was 'well-dressed and ap
parently above the average intelli
gence. He had been seen about the
Union Pacific and Northwestern
yards during the day. The accident
happened half a block north of the
Illinois Central passenger station.
Congressman Evans Says
Marshal to Be Named Soon
Norfolk, Neb., June 11. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman . Robert
E. Evans of Dakota City announced
here that a successor to James C.
Dahlman as United States marshal
would be selected by the republicans
of the Nebraska delegation in Wash
ington about the middle of this
month. Scores of applications are
on hand, he said. Congressman
Evans was here on his way home
for a brief stay.
Proposal to Bar Tohacco
Users at Conference Fails
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 11. A reso
lution to bar delegates who use to
bacco from the 92d annual synod of
the Reformed Presbyterian church
of North America in convention
here, was defeated yesterday by a
The, Rev. Dr. R. C. Wylie of
Pittsburgh in opposing the resolu
tion declared that those using to
bacco "ought to attend the synod to
75 Ak Knights
To Raid Omaha
Monday for Men
Will Parade Streets and Enter
Every Store and Office
Along Line of March for
.Monday will be Ak-Sar-Ben mem
That will be the time for all good
men to come to the aid of the or
Seventy-five knights, clad in colors
of the order, will start at 9 in the
morning from Ninth and Howard
streets, up through the wholesale dis
trict, and then west on Farnam street
to Twenty-fourth street.
They will be headed by a big
wagon drawn by two large horses.
On this wagon will be a staff of
clerks and cashiers.
The 75 workers will enter every
store and office along the line of
march and every man Iwho is not a
member of Ak-Sar-Ben will be ex
pected to become a member and pay
?10 for the privilege. The wagon
will pause in each block till the work
ers have finished that, and then will
move on to the next. A hurdy-gurdy
will furnish music.
Samson expects to garner 1,000 ad
ditional members from the drive. He
hai 3,350 now.
Many Seriously Injured in
Evening Riot in Belfast
Belfast, June 11. One person was
shot and perhaps fatally wounded
and several citizens were so roughly
nanuiea mai iney naa 10 De laKen to
hospitals during a melee on Cupar
street last night. A police lorry
was passing the scene of the serious
affray when it was fired upon. The
police returned the fire and a general
While the fight was in progress
crowds of unionists gathered along
Shankhill street and cheered excited
ly. Many Sinn Feiners living in the
Falls district there changed their
quarters during the night.
Receiver Is Appointed
For Tulsa Refining Firm
Boston, June 11. Federal Judge
Anderson yesterday ordered the ap-j
pointment of Daniel A. Shea, former
assistant United States attorney, as
receiver for the Bay State Refining
company of this city and Tulsa, Okl.
The action , was taken on petition
of the Riter-Conly company of Pitts
burgh, which placed the company's
assets at $650,000 and liabilities, ex
clusive of deferred dividends on pre
ferred stock, at $476,000.
Atrocious Crime Revealed
With Finding of Girl's Body
Moorestown, N. J., June 11. An
atrocious crime was revealed here
today when the authorities an
nounced 'the finding of the badly
mutilated body of 7-year-old Matilda
Russo, who had been missing since
last Saturday. The police are seek
ing for Louis Lively, a negro, 35,
in the cellar of whose home the body
was found buried.
The Weather -
Fair Sunday; not much change in
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Verdict Returned After Six
Hours' Deliberation in Trial
Over South Side Shoot
Wife Grows Hysterical
City Detective John Herdzina was
found not guilty of manslaughter
for the slaying of Joseph Howard
by a jury which returned its verdict
in Judge Leslie's court at 5:45 Sat
The jury had retired at 11:45 and
through the afternoon hours convie
tion deepened among court followers
that no decision would be reached.
There was a hush over the court
room as Clerk W. M. Pardee read
the verdict, followed by such a dem
onstration on the part of the detec
tive's relatives that the judge warned
them to be quiet. ,
Shakes Hands of Jurors.
As the jury filed out of the room,
Herdzina shook hands with each
member. Then he turned to em
brace his wife.
Mrs. Herdzina burst into tears and
became so violently hysterical that
it was necessary to remove her to
Judge Leslie's office.
Final arguments in the trial, which
had been going on all week, were
completed Saturday morning at 11:30.
A large crowd listened to the pleas
of County Attorney Abel V. Shot
well, his chief deputy, Raymond T.
Coffey, and Harry B. Fleharty, the
latter Herdzina's attorney.
Unmoved by Denunciations.
Mrs. Herdzina sometimes wept.
Herdzina seemed entirely unmoved
by the state's denunciations or his
own attorney s statements.
The father of Joe Howard, the
22-year-old boy killed by a bullet
from Herdzina's revolver the night of
April 9 at Thirty-third and L streets,
listened to the arguments. With him
were several of his daughters.
Judge Leslie instructed the jury
that it was incumbent upon the state
to prove that Herdzina was not act
ing in self-defense if it wanted to con
vict him of manslaughter.
The judge also instructed the jury
that Herdzina was engaged in law
ful discharge of his duty if he
thought the automobile in which the
noisy youths were that night was a
liquor carrying car and that it was
his duty to investigate it and arrest
the occupants if he found they had
Herdzina probably will be rein
stated by Commissioner of Police
Dunn Monday. He has been under,
suspension pending the outcome o
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magistrate, ordered Herdzina held
to the district court.
Politically, Herdzina was known
as a "Ringer man." For this reason
some central police station attaches
believe the detective may be reduced
It was April 9, shortly before mid
night, that Herdzina, while walking
home, saw an automobile filled with
boisterous youths. Joseph Howard,
who was killed, was one of the
youths. Shouts from occupants of
the car convinced him, he said, the
young men were drunk and that a
fight was in progress.
Slugged With Bottles.
He ran to the car, he said, and
told the boys he was an officer. An
instant later, according to Herd
zina's story, the bovs nulled him over
the side of the car and then slugged
him with beer bottles. He pulled
his revolver and fired seven times.
Herdzina stated that he suffered
bruises as the result of the alterca
tion. On May 1 a suit for $150,000 dam
ages was filed in district court by
Clifton Hannon, one of the wound-
ed members of the joy riding party,
against former Commissioner of Po
lice Ringer, former Chief of Police
Eberstein, Detective Herdzina, Offi
cer Charles Morton, and Police Cap
tains Allen and Briggs. The suit -was
for alleged damages suffered by .
Hannon as the result of the shoot-'
Hannon charged the police offi
cials individually and collectively
permitted him to be confined in a
"filthy, ill-ventilated, vermin-infested,
underground dungeon for more than
24 hours without medical attention
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auuuug u ai was 3CJ wuuuucu.
He is now in Ford hospital where
last week he underwent a second
In the car with Howard were Fran
cis Welsh, John E. Welsh, Frank L.
Norgard, Paul Kane and Clifton
Hannon. Welsh, Kane and Hannon
Tulsa Refugees Will
Talk Here on Race Riot
Several refugees from Tulsa, Okl.,
now in Omaha, will discuss the race
riot at Tulsa at a meeting in the
Pleasant Green Baptist church,
Twenty-first and Paul streets, un
derline auspices of the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
The meeting will start at 4 this
afternoon. II. W. Black will pre
side. Dr. L. R. Lenima, chairman
of the press committee of the as
sociation, was unable to give the
names of the speakers.
Greek Destroyers Bombard
Village on Gulf of Ismic!
Constantinople, June 11. (By The
Associated Press.) Greek destroyers
have bombarded Karamursa!, a vil
lage on the southern shore of the
Gulf of Ismid, and there have been
several skirmishes along the Turkish
front in Asia Minor. Coast towns
along the Black sea, the Sea of Mar
mora and the Aegean are filled with
refugees who have fled from the in
terior because of the imminence of
the Greek offensive against the Turk
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