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    THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JULY- 18, 1921.
4The0maha Bee
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The Bee's Platform
1. Nw Union Paaaangar Sis ties.
h 2. Continue) iraproTemant of tha N
b' braaka Hirhwara. iaclui!ln tka nava.
man I of Main ' Thoroughfares landing
into Omaha with a Brick Surfaao.
3. A short, low-rata Watarway from tha
. Cora Bait to tha Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home' Rule Charter for Omaha, with
-City Manager form of Gorernment.
In spite of the reported interest of the Inter
.3 Itate Commtwce commission in the subject of
, reduced rates on'tiay, grain and live stock ship-
mcnts in Nebraska and .the middle west in gen
,' ml, aid for shippers, if coming at all, can hardly
r be 'expected for several months. Hearings on
'demands for. lower freight, tariffs have been set
' for, August 15, and it seems hardly probable that
'.his federal board would reach a decision without
Still further consideration and delay,
n..' It is plain to see that action has been put off
5 longer than it should have been. Long before
harvest began preparations should have been
Aiade, and among them, the lowering of trans
portation charges.
What are these rates that are complained of
as burdensome? On hay from O'Neill to the
ytfmaha market frriqht costs are 25 1-2 cents per
f-'ttJO pounds, or $6 a ton. When this hay arrives
here the farmer sells it for from $7 to $17 a ton,
When costs of production and cost of hauling
"to the country station are included, it is evident
that it is impossible to market a great deal of
-hay without loss. The rate on corn from Ord,'
205 miles away, is 22 1-2 cents per 100 pounds.
,vTAis is 12.6 cents per bushel, and with corn sell
urg around 55 cents', it is evident that the railroad
NEeives more in proportion for its services than
farmer. ' ,
' Other typical rates to Omaha per lOd pounds
ate: Potatoes from Crawford, 29 cents; wheat
Worn Alden, 29 cents; oats from Erickson, 22 1-2
jv'fits; cattle from Moorcroft, Wyo., 57 1.2
'ents; hogs from Ravenna.,41 cents, and sheep
sfagn Gillette, Wyo., 61 1-2 cents. These figures
present an increase 6f 35 per cent over those
' .&r'a$nff y Par. ao just before the slump in
iiBVf of farm Prodcts fcegan. The higher rates
..JNr awarded to the railroads on the strength
an increase in wages given their employes.
.''Tfiese wages have now been cut, but the rates
'jcji jwere their "excuse have not been. . .
"s5-5 Farmers clam tthat 4hey would be able to'
"ship more heavily.. and thus be enabled to ligui-i-fote'
debts if costs of transportation were lower.
4Hs matter for debate" whether or not market
- declines would result from larger supplies at the
markets, absorbing much of the saving in freight
costs. , . Some ' gain , there would be, however
for the producer of foodstuffs. The middle west
sst not weaken or procrastinate in its efforts
""for a readjustment, for the sooner the hobble of
.'.nnrh. rates is removed, . the more quickly will
.business resume its old vitality.
A NeW Deluge of Gold.
I With the United States now holding about 40
Dltr cent of the 'world's supply of monetary
V'd. news of a new strike of the yellow metal in
-Alaska can not .arouse much enthusiasm. This
V i$scovery, which some mining men declare is
V WmendousIy rich, - may' make a few more mil-
tlionaires, but will provide nothing useful to the
'rxist of Americans.; If the output is large one
s result would be to lessen the value of all gold,
.yjhich is only another way of saying that prices
, oil the necessaries of life would rise.
f it is not gold that America needs; this coun
t fy now has about $4,000,000,000 of . this, of
; j which almost $200,000,000 rests in idleness in
I the reserves of the Federal Reserve bank sys
i i tern.. ' What is needed is a resumption of pro
: I duction and consumption of goods on a normal
V scale and better facilities for distribution both
' in the home market -and abroad. This surplus
jj. gold, 'not being used as, a, basis of credit, is not
IJjpaving for its keep, and the only way in which
ferKcan be utilized, so long as America refuses
j'tqi ie$d ;to Europe or to import more goods
jthatt-it exports, is 1y -expanding our domestic
I credit.
The, fact that expansion is now possible is
reassuring at least Plenty of credit would seem
! to be available for- moving the harvest and for
stimulating business.; There is no reason why
Jany, legitimate enterprise should lack for means
,of carrying on or resuming normal operations.
jiThe only menacing feature now is unemploy
rment, which has limited the buying power of the
people. Gold discoveries mean little compared
jhtd the reopening of industry.
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i t- Putting Politics Into the Conference.
While President; JIarding's move for a con--rerence
over farestsVand Pacific questions met
Uyith a very popular response everywhere, now
t there is noted a tendency to put politics into the
t proceedings. Not so much in the United States,.
.(however, as" abroad. In England the matter pro
Receded immediately to a break between Lloyd
iGeorge and Northcliffe. The latter, whose great
lewspapers make him one of the really powerful
, leaders in the United Kingdom, has questioned
the .fitness of Lloyd George and Lord Curzon to
atft as delegates representing Great Britain at
)t Washington conference.'- The premier has
Vttjiliated by excluding the .Northcliffe papers
?from official sources.of news. " .
. Here is the making of a very pretty mess.
toVthcfiffe during" the war did not hesitate to
tear into the government, particularly the War
office, and largely because of the furor he kicked
; ijfc the Asqurth minis ty was overturned and the
: coalition government, of which Lloyd George
is head, came into existence. Sir John French
vM superseded as marshal of the British expedi
tionary forces "as a rtsult of the same upheaval,
and all through the war sjnd since the Northcliffe
press has dominated, a considerable element of
British opinion. During and since the Paris con
ierence it has severely criticized the government,
especially with relation to its dealing with the
Irish question.
What effect this will have on proceedings at
Washington is not easy to foretell. Northcliffe
says the British delegates should be above sus
picion, but does not say who will suspect Lloyd
George and Curzon, outside his own following.
The suspended Anglo-Japanese treaty may have
some influence in the course adopted by the great
publisher, but t safe guess is that he is doing the
coalition cabinet more good than harm by his
present tactics.
". Growth of the Dye Industry.
One of the schedules of the pending tariff
bill that is drawing a concentrated fire is that
dealing, with dyes and dye stuffs. It has been
denounced as the greatest imposition ever prac
ticed in the name of law. Senator Moses of
New Hampshire afforded, the democrats much
consolation by his attack on the dye schedule
in the Fordney emergency measure, and Repre
sentative Frear of Wisconsin has repeated this
by an onslaught on the permanent bill. Of
course the democrats have lost no opportunity
to rail against its provisions.
Some facts are disclosed by a report of the
tariff commission, just made public, dealing with
the industry. In 1914 the textile makers of the
United States were dependent on German chem
ists for dyes. When the Deutschland came to
Baltimore in 1916 its visit was welcomed because
it brought a fresh supply of dyes, sadly needed
here. Since then, however, the industry has
grown in the United States, until now 213 firms
are engaged in coal tar lines and 82 in dye stuff;
360 dyes were made in these factories in 1920,
and the color card is constantly being added to;
the total output for the year .was valued at $95,-
000,000, was 40 per cent greater than in 1919, and
92 per cent over the prewar output.
In 1920 the industry produced for the first
time in America triphenyl-phosphate and
tricresyl-phosphate, chemicals used in making
pyroxylin, the synthetic substitute for camphor,
heretofore controlled by Japan. So we find the
American chemists competing not only with
Germany, but with Japan in the making of dyes
and the by-products. Dyes to the value of $45,-
000,000 were exported during 1920. Incidental
ly, the chemicals used in tanning processes arc
being produced at a rate that will soon render
the leather industry independent of the natural
These facts justify the placing of a tariff high
enough to keep the home market secure to the
home product It was abandoned once, for the
sole reason that the materials could be purchased
cheaper in Germany. The war forced Americans
to develop commercial chemistry, and it would
be sheerest folly to permit control to again fall
into alien hands, especially as the United States
is fast coming to the controlling position in the
textile producing field.
; New York's Third Senator.
New York is boastinsr that it has three
United States senators' instead of the legal limit
of two since T. Coleman du Jfont nas oeen ap
pointed to fill a vacancy bv the governor of
c - .
Delaware.. General du Font, it is pointed out,
spends most of his time at his mansion in ew
York City, owns more real estate there than al
most any other person, and holds the office of spe
cial deputy police commissioner in the'metropolis.
Just how well pleased the citizens of Delaware
are at this representation has not been brought
to notice, although if size and population figured
in the. senate. New York would be entitled to
even more weight in congress than it now has.
Nearly one-fourth of the federal taxes were
contributed by New York last year, its quota
being $1,124,351,706. In view of a fact such as
this, it must be admitted that the influence of
the Empire state m matters of government is
not on the theory that he who pays the piper
calls the tune, and that the state does not ex
ercise the power it might well be expected to.
As a matter of fact it is possible for a
minority of the people of the United States to dic
tate to the majority. This condition comes about
through the fact that more than one-half of the
people of the United States live in twelve states.
Constitutional amendment require ratification
by three-fourths of the states, which three
fourths conceivably might be the thirty-six
states having less than half the population.
New York, paying almost one-fourth of the
taxes, and with nearly a tenth of the total popu
lation of America, may have strengthened it
self at the expense of Delaware, but is still
far from controlling the nation.
Home Versus the Camera.
Mrs. Natalie Talmage Buster Kea ton admits
she turned down not one but several offers of
$2,000 a week from movie magnates that she
might take on the general manager's position in
the home of her brand new husband. This re
versal of the usual order of things may make
some women gasp. Quite a few of them will be
ready to assert that Natalie will come nearer
earning $2,000 a week in a kitchen than ever she
did in the studio. That depends on which way
you look at it A lot of wonderful cooks are
working for their board and clothes, while a lot
of perfectly good dishwashers have been spoiled
to make rather indifferent actors. However,
Natalie is not taking so much of a chance. Bus
ter will be able to provide for her immediate
needs, and she. need not dread the approach of
the installment man for the next few months, if
ever. If conditions were a little different, the
tale might be otherwise. "At any rate, the fair
and artless Mrs. Keaton will get a lot of fancy
advertising out of her abnegation, the film will
not lose any more than she ddes, and after she
has tried home-bossing for a while the job will
be waiting for her down at the lot perhaps.
Nor will she, so to speak, retire alone to the
domesticity of her choice. Several million good
wives and mothers in America prefer their lot
to that of being a movie queen.
The Omaha Woman's club plans to erect a
building down town, which will be a remarkable
institution, as compared to those put up by men's
organizations; Instead of being devoted to de?
vetoping muscle or enlarging business or 'giving
opportunity for social diversion, this home will
be dedicated to mental improvement
A Pekingese pup Is a little thing to quarrel
about, yet a wealthy divorced couple have had to
go to law over who shall have it
Now that the former kaiser has had to give
in and pay taxes in Holland he may understand
one of the reasons his subjects revolted.
State As Super-Parent
What May Happen if Ben
Lindsey's Ideas Shall Prevail
(From the New York Times.)
' In proclaiming the state as super-parent,
Judge Lindsey of the Denver children's court
is very convincing, but convincing of something
quite different from what he apparently in
tends. The state has accepted the responsibil
ity of educating the child and "no one today
seriously questions this responsibility." "It is
far more its duty to feed the child" and in gen
eral to take responsibility as to its "health and
morals." "The child must no longer be the vic
tim of conditions over which it has no control,
but for which society and the state itself are to
blame." The words are doubtless inspired by
a high spirit of. humanity, and patriotism; but
constructive statesmanship requires something
more than that.
Let us first reconnoitre the pass to which
sentimental philanthropy has already brought
us. The cost of state aid public schools, pub
lic baths and playgrounds, maternity hospitals,
Americanization schools falls upon those who
pay taxes, which is to say very largely upon
the middle class.' So heavy is the burden under
which the class struggles that it can no longer
afford to have children and educate them ac
cording to the traditional American standard.
In this v important field statistics are mainly
lacking, but there are certain straws in the
wind. We know that, on the average, a Harvard
graduate and his wife have one child and a Vas
sar graduate and her husband seven-tenths of
a child. If any of our advanced institutions
were limited to children of its own graduates,
it would shrink by approximately one-half with
each generation. What else can this mean than
that the brain power of the nation is shriveling?
r or several decades the increase of our popula
tion has come almost exclusively fron immi
Krants and the children of immigrants. Yet
Judge Lindsey proposes that the national
wealth be still further diverted to the care of
the. children of the incompetent and improvi
dent; A curious sign of the times is that women
of the middle class seem blind to this danger,
and not always because of philanthropic senti
ment. When committees of the house and sen
ate were lately struggling with the question of
salaries in the civil service, they gave several
reasons, some of them rather clumsily ex
pressed, why men should receive higher pay
than women. They were sharply taken to task
bv the president of the National League of
Woman Voters. If woman's sphere is the home,
argued Mrs. Maud Wood Park, it is "up to the
men to "make that career so desirable that
women will choose it!" What else had the dear
congressmen intended? If men are to be hus
bands and parents, they must have incomes
scaled to the service they are rendering to the
future As an abstract principle, equal pay for
the sexes is as convincing as the super-parental
responsibility of the state: but in the actual world
of today both would work inerrantly and power
fully against all the high interests of women and
of children.
The tendency of modern imoulse. and of such
thought as it inspires, is somewhat too individual
istic, considering only the particular hardshio.
the particular "right." The prime concern of the
state is with the family; its future lies in its
women as related to their children. The prob
lem is by no means simple; but it cannot be
solved by insisting, whether from motives of
philanthrophy or of selfishness, upon individual
rights which can be granted only at the expense
of the family.
Leadership at Last
Mr. Harding deserves the highest commenda
tion for his proposal to the principal allied and
associated powers for a conference to consider
the limitation of armament. - ,
To the World, which has been in the fore
front of the campaign for the limitation of arma
ment, Mrt Harding s invitation is doublv gratify
ing. There were imes when it seemed as if the
president failed to appreciate the gravity of the
issue - or to understand . the seriousness of the
question of competitive armament in respect to
the exhausted economic life of the world. He
originally opposed the Borah resolution, which
provided only for a naval holiday on the part of
Great Britain, Japan and the United States and
did nothing to further the general cause of dis
armament until it was plain that congress could
no longer be restrained from an expression of
its opinion.
The president has now generously atoned for
any mistake that he made in the earlier stages of
the discussion. It would be easy to find fault
with his proposal on the ground that it is too
broad and that problems relating to land forces
and the far east might better be deferred until
an agreement has been reached in respect to
naval competition; but such criticism is captious
at this time. It is better to attempt too much
than too little, provided there is genuine good
faith and earnestness on the part of the United
States government in striving to effect an agreement.
The response of the British government to
Mr. Harding's suggestion is quick and complete.
Lloyd George told the -House of Commons that
"no effort will be lacking on the part of the
British empire to make the proposed conference
a success. More than that no prime minister
could say, for he not only pledged the govern
ment but he pledged the empire as a whole to
the undertaking.'
Mr. Harding's invitation is a manifestation
of statesmanship of the first order. It is world
leadership after more than two years of blind
and infuriated obstruction on the part of the
republican party as represented in congress, and
in particular by the senate. It helps to restore
to. the United States some of the prestige that
was wantonly wasted in order that senators
might gratify their hatred of Mr. Wilson at the
expense of world peace and world safety. What
remains now is for the president and the adminis
tration to use their utmost endeavors to bring
the , conference to a successful conclusion. If
they can make an end of the destructive system
of competitive armament they will have well
earned the gratitude of mankind. New York
' Mellon's Great Speech.
One of the greatest speeches ever made in
this country on disarmament was delivered the
other day by Secretary Mellon of the Treasury.
It wasn't what you would call a great oratorical
effort," lacking as it was in rounded periods and
florid similes and being rather bald and curt, in
tone. But it was some disarmament speech.
He announced that the gross public debt of
the United States was- $23,858,597,542.43. St.
Louis Star.
I' , Guides Wiser Than Serpents..
Lady Surma, who has been made president
of the new Assyrian nation, was educated .in
England and will be under English guidance.
She will have a better chance than Mother Eve,
who once reigned in' that region and whose
chief adviser, tradition says, was the serpent,
Springfield Republican.
Aboriginal or Hyphenated?
When interviewed and asked' to define an
American name Chief Pahgumpuinkaret re
plied, "Umph, paleface make me heap sick."
San Francisco Chronicle.
To Keep Cool: Think CoaL
An aid to keeping cool is thought of the coal
that will be needed six months hence, and of
the price thereof. That will be conducive to
chills. Albany Journal.
After Man Came Woman.
"Males Still Ahead of Females Last U. S.
Census Says." Headline.
Of course, this is not meant to imply that
the males are being chased. Temple fTx.)
How to Keep Well
Questions concerning hygiene, aanltation and prevention el disease, submitted
to Dr. Evans by readers of The Bee, will ba answered personally, subject to
proper limitation, where a stamped addressed envelope la enclosed. Dr Evana
. will not make diagnosis or prescribe for individual diseases. Address lettera
in care of Tha Bee.
Copyright, 1921, by Dr. W. A. Evana
Prohibition may not be working
at least there are come pretty
good sisns that it is not working'
100 per cent but there are also
some mighty (food signs that partial
prohibition the brand we have
is helping out the world.
In Chicago the physicians at the
county hospital tell us they do not
have the flood of week-end pneu
nionlaB that they were troubled with
in former days; the men who got
drunk on Saturday, developed pneu
monla about Monday, and died by
the next Saturday.
Far be It from me to say that it
was more than coincidence, bul: do
you remember how the sheets were
decked with advertisements; , of
whisky as a remedy for the flu and
pneumonia in 1918, and how the
death list from flu and pneu
monia grew and how, in Jan
uary, 1920, when the flu camo back,
there were no advertisements call
ing on people to drink whisky for
the flu, and how the death rate
came down?
This story deals with another
angle to the whisky situation. In
the old days Cook county hospital,
each year, took care of 150 cases of
cirrhosis of the liver, sometimes
called drunkard's liver. In 1916 that
hospital cared for 160 such cases.
There was one patient with this
disease for every 195 patients of all
sorts. In 1920 this great hospital
only cared for 19 such cases, or one
case for each 1,466 patients.
The drop has been progressive.
In 1918 about half as many as 1917,
1919 about half as many as 1918,
1920 about half as many as 1919.
Cirrhosis of the liver Is ,a slowly
developing disease and the county
hospital usually gets the late) and
fully developed cases. The 1921
cases will Include the booze fighters
of two or three years ago. Therefore
wo 'expect to get some eases this
year that earned their disease . by
working at the bar before the pro
hibition law went into effect.
After all, will drunkard's liver
disappear from the county hospital?
Will we have to appeal to the pa
triotic senses to keep it up in order
that each medical student may ace
one case of cirrhosis of the liver as
a part of- his- training?
I do not think so. . In the first
place, there is the hootch brigade.
I have one neighbor who pays three
dues in this brigade one for him
self in the daytime and two for him
self at night and this loyal mem
ber of the order should be able to
serve as .clinical material a few
years from now.
But even1 aside from the hootch
biigade, we will be able to get some
cases not many, but some from
the mustard eaters. ' .
Dr. J. Li. Miller, who makes the
above quoted report from Cook
county hospital, discusses alcoholic
beverages as the causes of cirrhosis
of the liver. -
The German literature in the
main ascribes, this disease to al
cohol. The controversy relates to
the proportions due to beer and the
distilled liquors, respectively. The
Brititsh literature ascribes it to liq
uors' in the main, but the Hindus
have It and they do not drink: they
get it from eating ginger, and the
Egyptians have it, though they do
not drink. They get it from eating
highly spiced foods.
When the day comes that prohibi
tion approaches perfection and the
cases of alcoholic cirrhosis of the
liver are not longer found, we will
be able to find enough cases to teach
our students with among the pickle
eaters and those who varnish their
meat with mustard, not to mention
those who eat cove oysters swim
ming in pepper and salt and those
who sop their rare roast beef in
high sauces.
But why think of it. Let us bo
thankful for what we've gained.
No Taxation Relief
(From the l'hiladelphia Ledger.)
The tax-revi3lon program, the
long and hopefully waited for tax
revision plan, will come as some
thing worse than a disappointment
to the taxpayer. It will come as a
numbing blow.
When tax revision was promised
it meant but one thing to the wait
ing millions; that was lowered taxa
tion. Spokesmen for the administra
tion admit that all existing taxes,
except those on corporation excess
profits and income taxes in the high
er, brackets, must stand. They go
further. They admit that there
must be additional levies if the gov
ernment is to meet its obligations,
even though soldier-bonus action is
Taxes are not to be lowered. New
sources of revenue must be found.
There is to be a "stamp tax," an always-hated
stamp tax, on bank
checks; a 3-cent letter postage
and the "nuisance taxes" will linger
on. The taxpayer hoping for relief
gets two blows, almost in the same
spot and at the same time.
Doubtless the government is get
ting little out of the surtax on in
comes above $75,000, as these pass
the "collection point.," It is sound
tax levying to remove these, but it
will be a sore and sorer point with
the small income taxpayers, for
whom no relief of any kind is fore-,
shadowed. The removal of the ex-'
cess-proflts tax and the substitution
of a general sales tax Is reckoned as
sound policy from the viewpoint of
industrial revival, but it will be
fought with bitterness by agricultur
al interests and union labor.
Small wonder that President
Harding is throwing the administra
tion weight against immediate ac
tion on the soldier-bonus bill! Un
less the country wants to pile taxa
tion on taxation, the bonus legisla
tion must wait. We are now trying
to raise $4,000,000,000 for national
expenses. The bonus bill will add
anywhere from one and a half to
five and a quarter billions to the
Secretary Mellon talks with grave
earnestness of the bonus danger. He
reminds us that we will have all we
can do to take care of the disabled
soldiers and that we should not dis
sipate our resources "In a sweeping
plan for cash payments to able
bodied soldiers and sailors." As to
legislation now, he gives this solemn
Its direct consequences are in
, escapable. It would so involve
grave dangers of renewed inflation
increased commodity prices and
. unsettled business conditions the
result would be serious injury and
loss to the whole community, and
in the long run even the veterans
themselves would lose far more
than they would gain.
The real troubles of the adminis
tration begin with tha announce
ment of the tax program and effort
to defer the promised bonus. The
administration is in a most un
fortunate position, in that it must
actually 'keep schedules in force and
hunt new sources of revenue when
it was expected to lessen the burden.,
However,, the party in power had
no illusions about this when It
wrote its platform in Chicago 13
months ago.. The plank on taxation
The burden of taxation imposed
upon the American people is stag
. gerlng; but in presenting a true
statement of the situation we must
face the fact that while the char
acter of the taxes can and should
be changed, an early reduction of
the amount of revenue- to be
raised is not to be expected.
It Is this "fact" that the adminis
tration and the taxpayers are facing
now. The future will tell whether
"the character of the taxes" can be
changed for the general betterment.
: Nor did the republican platform
go to any great length in promising
a bonus to service men. It pledged
"the utmost consideration" to the
disabled, but for service men gen
erally there was no promise of
funds. Valor and patriotism were
to be "held In Imperishable remem
brance." and the promise made was
this: "We pledge ourpelves to dis
charge to the fullest the obligations
which a grateful ration justly
should fulfill. . . ."
President Harding and Secretary
Mellon appear to have kept thus far
to the actual party pledges. Their
trouble is that the country general
ly and the service men particularly
have taken It for granted that the
pledges would be exceeded. .
Alliance Commerce Body
Appoints New Secretary
Alliance, Neb., July 17. (Special)
Dan Foley, until recently employed
as a bookkeeper in a hardware store,
has been appointed secretary of the
Alliance Chamber of Commerce, suc
ceeding George M. Carey, who re
cently resigned because of a $2,500
deficit which the chamber incurred
during the last two years. Efforts
will be made to clear up the deficit
as rapidly as possible; The weekly
luncheons will be continued.
aV .aV
Danger In Mixed Marriages.
Yutan, Neb., July 9. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: Just a few words
against the erroneous doctrine
which J. D. Crum is attempting to
spread through your paper.
I uphold Judge Sears for his
stand and maintain that inter-racial
marriages are a crime which should
bo prevented.
In reply to the points raised by
Mr. Crum let me answer them as
stated in his letter to you. First, Be
cause man commits a deed or crime
is no, proof that such action on the
part of man pleases God. Why did
God separate the races if he did not
want different races to inhsbit the
enrth? Each race has Its niche to
fill in this world and must fulfill
its own mission in life. Second, X
believe also in personal liberty, but
my liberty does not allow me the
privilege of trespassing on the rights
of other individuals or of society.
And under no circumstances does a
man have the right to curse the fu
ture generations through his own
action. Third, A law prohibiting later-racial
marriages is right. Fourth,
No. Fifth. It does. Sixth, It does.
Seventh,. Missing from letter. Eighth,
It is not necessary to allow children
to be raised in such an environment.
If would react to the detriment of
the child and of society. You do not
find inter-marriaares between the
better classes of either race. Ninth,
There is no use in the argument
about the relative merits of the dif
ferent races; each have their good
and strong points. But a pure-bred
breeder of cattle would not advocate
the improvement of a pure-bred
Holstein herd of high class by using
a pure-bred Shorthorn bull. Such a
policy would destroy his herd in
one generation and wfll do the same
in the- human race if generally fol
lowed. And I thank God that the
majority of people do not allow
visionary ideals to overcome their
better judgment. Tenth, Let us
stand for more care in insisting on
racial purity be it the black race or
the white race. And don't impute
all the crimes in the universe to
God because He gave man the priv
ilege of choosing between the right
and wrong. A marriage between the
races simply emphasizes the Bible
statement that "the sins of the fath
ers will be visited upto the children
even unto the third and fourth gen
oration. And how truly does that
work in a mixed marriage.
Wants Dodge Street Fixed.
Omaha. July 13. To the Editor
of The Bee: Thousands bf people
are inconvenienced every day, and
have been for many months, by the
disgraceful proceedings on Dodge
street, and no relief promised for
many months to come.
While over on St. Marys avenue a
job of grading and paving is mov
ing swiftly to completion; "mum"
seems to be the word about this job.
Lots of money?
Is this Omaha's invisible govern
ment at work ? Is Kontsky saving
the citizens' money on Dodge street
and spending It on St. Marys ave
nue? And if so, why?
Omaha citizens are entitled to
have a little light and lntormation
on this weird situation in the city
hall since the last election.
Easterner to Direct
Pageant at Superior
' Superior, Neb., July 17. (Spe
cial.) Earl E. Harper of Auburn
dale, Mass., will direct the. big chorus
in the historic pageant at Superior
August 16-17.
Mr. Harper is a musical director of
note, a graduate of Nebraska Wes
leyan ' university and well-known on
the chautauqua and lyceum circuits
throughout the west. His wife, a for
mer Lincoln girl, who is also well-
known on chautauqua circuits and
who Was very prominent in musical
circles in Lincoln, will sing "In
Flanders Field," the musical success
of Edith Louise Neuman of Wy
more, whose musical score of the
world war poem has been so highly
complimented by General Pershing.
C. D. Crary, commander of Bal
leau Wood post, American Legion
of Guide Rock, was here in confer
ence with Commander Hayes of the
Superior post relative to the pageant
Guide Rock will be one-of the towns
furnishing troops for the big battle
Big Picnic Planned.
Alexandria, Neb., July 17. (Spe
cial.) A farmers' and merchants'
picnic will be held in the city park
here August 3. John L. Naiman is
chairman' of the committee on ar
rangements. Music will be furnished
by the Hebron Firemen's band. 1
America Ignores
Sent by League
"There Ain't No Such Ani
mal," is Attitude Taken by
State Department at
Copyright. 19tl, w York Times
Paris, July 17. In the office of
the secretary of the league of na
tions at Geneva, there is a filing case
devoted to unexpedited business. One
section of this filing case contains a
collection of papers which grows,
thicker, but not thinner. It, contains,
communications of the league of na
tions to the new American govern
ment. None of them has been ans
wered. For since Harding has been
president, the attitude of the j State
department towards the league ap
pears to be that tnere am i no sucn
animal." Washington simply won't
be bothered. European diplomats
say there are few, if any, precedents
for a government absolutely ignor-,
ing the communications of an inter
national association, duly recognized
by other governments and 48 of therti
belong to the leagufc. '
In that green filing case there are
appeals for hungry folks; there are
reports of projects for the suppres
sion of white slavery; there are plans
for the suppression of the opium
traffic; there are notifications of pro
posals for a change in the covenant
American republicans dislike. Some
are invitations to America to send a
minister to discuss mandate mis
takes which Washington thinks the
league has made. But to these com
munications, the response from J
Washineton has been silence per
haps the silence of that tomb to
which the winning republicans con
signed the unhappy league, but which
it has not yet been quite reached.
There is a growing feeling amohg
league officials that the republican
administration at Washington 'is not
willing to let the league be buried
in an orderly fashion, but is hurry
ing along the corpse in an unseeming
fashion and this tends to peeve the
corpse. -
Chautauqua at Liberty.
Liberty, Neb., July 17. (Special.)
The chautauqua committee, has
signed up for another year, the dates
to be early in August.
Beatrice Men Form
Body to Combat High
Cost of. Traveling
Beatrice, Neb., July 17. (Special
Telegram.) Traveling men, manu
facturers and jobbers of this city
held a meeting to organize to com-'
bat hotel, railroad, auto- bus and ga
rage rates in the state.
These officers were elected: George
Smullin, president; E. E... Abbott,
vice president, and M. 1 Wright,
secretary. The, new organization
A snlirit the sunoOrt 6t all councils
and posts in Nebraska, as well as
manufacturers and jobbers tor a re
duction in general traveling ex
penses. The meeting was, well-attended
and the trond of addresses given was
that expenses on the road were al
most as high as during tlvc war. In
stances were cited where hotels and
restaurants had boosted, prices sky
high a few years ago and had never
made any reductioivs, although hotel
supplies had -dropped nearly 10 per
cent. .George Kelso of Grand Island,
state treasurer of the United Com
mercial Travelers, and Harry Price,
secretary, led in the discussions.
Geneva Woman Enters Work
'- Of Vocational Training
"Geneva'; Neb., July 17. (Special.)
-j-An appointment to the government
vocational -training department has
been received by Miss Allie Burke
of Geneva, who has gone to Wash
ington. Miss Burke will be sta
tioned, somewhere in the east, prob
ably at Washington or New York
City. She has been teaching in the
Lincoln scity schools for several
years. 1
Aged Checkman in Lincoln
Hotel Drops Dead in Lobby
Lincoln, July 17 (Special Tele
gram.) J phn Rosa,' 73, checkman at
the Lincoln., hotel, . dropped dead in
the lobby today. A letter addressed
to a,", daughter directed her to pur
chase a tombstone tor another daug
tef who died . recently. Apoplexy
caused death.
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Red-blooded Americans, lovers of
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as joyfully as the small boy withk
shout "C'mon Skin-nay" hot-foots .
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Here in the Rockies, only fourteen hours I
away, are all the joys and pastimes of .
thegreatout-ofndoors. Sky-piercingmoun-tain
heights, commanding, serene. Air
that O. Henry called "aerial champagne.'' '
Wild flowers from meadow to snow line. Wild
animals at home. Lakes and streams inviting the
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canyons to rugged heights and over the Continent
tal Divide. Golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking.
Modern hotels, camps, ranches. - '
All nature is in conspiracy against care. Come and ,
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For information ask
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1416 Dodge Street
Omaha '