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The Bee's Platform
1. New Union Passenger Station.
2. Continued improvement of the Ne
braska Highways, including the pave
ment of Main Thoroughfares leading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A short, low-rate Waterway, from the
Corn Belt to the Atlantic! Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
China at the Conference.
That China is the first of the invited na
tions to make formal reply to the bid to par
ticipate in the Washington conference is
fortuitous only. The reply of France is on the
way, and Great Britain, Italy and Japan will be
heard from in season. Importance may be at
tached to the Chinese reply because of the
gravity of the Pacific and Far East problems
as affecting that country. Chinese commis
sioners refused to sign the Treaty of Versailles
because of . the .Shantung provision, and that
issue has been acute ever since. The attitude
of the United States on the point is well known,
and when the matter is brought forward for con
siderations it may well overshadow the disarma
ment proposals, at least for the time.
Japan was very reluctant to accept the in
vitation as formulated, by the president, because
of the inclusion of .facinc and Far East is
sues. Leaders ;at Tokio would Tiate been much
better content had these been left for future
and independent consideration. Mr. Harding
would not give'vWay op the point, howev.er, and
so the whole matter will get an airing. The
British attitude Is $hown by Lloyd George's re
marks to the House of Commons, in which he
set out that, as -Japan -had' faithfully carried
out its share of the bargain with England, it
would now ill-becorne England to entirely
desert Japan; however, lie hoped that it would
be possible to "act the gentleman" with Japan
and yet meet the full requirements of the
United States. Cryptic and inconclusive as this
statement may' beit is subject to the interpreta.
tion that our open, door policy in China will suf
fer nothing, while the demands of Japan may
be modified in considerable degree. France will
probably go with England, while Italy may be
expected to forget Fiume and side with the
United States, - especially as the Italians have
now gotten out of the settlement with Jugo
slavia even, more than they asked at Paris.
China is looking for help in realizing- a
newly-awakened nationalism, relying strongly
on the United-States for support in thisway.
Europe is concerned in Chinese affairs almost
entirely because of the investment of large sums
of money in the exploitation of the resources
of the empire. Some of the concessions, espe
cially those having to do with railroads, are
onerous, and the Chinese ask for relief in this
respect All this combines to give the presence
of the delegation from Peking at Washington
the aspect of unusual interest and even gravity.
It will not be a partition of Poland, or even
the redrawing of map, as at Berlin and Paris,
but it may be the recovery of a great nation
and its restoration to a dignified place in the list
More Than Beer Involved.
Dog days at Washington are being made
more than ordinarily lively by the battle the
bonc-drys and the wets are carrying pn in con
gress. Senatorial dignity is considerably ruf
fled over certain of the proceedings, and not
without reason. When Senator Ashurst bolted
the conference in progress between the house
and senate over the substitution of one for an
other amendment to the Willis-Campbell bill,
he did so in protest against an unusual event.
Contrary to all precedent, and violent to the
sanctity of a conference, Wayne B. Wheeler,
attorney for the Anti-Saloon league, thrust
himself into the conference chamber. Whether
his presence, admitted by Senator Sterling, who
was in charge of . the bill for the senate, had
any effect on the proceedings', its impropriety
did stir senators' to a flood of indignant protest.
Denunciation of the lobby en either side is
familiar enough, for legislators frequently resort
to such tactics when other means fail for hold
ing up or defeating a measure to which they
are opposed. In this case, though, unusual pro
vocation is present. Influence". is generally tx
erted indirectly when a bill has gone to the
point of conference, and the presence of a lob-'
byist in the room that is supposed to be closed
to outsiders is certainly offensive.
What may finally come out of the rumpus
that has been stirred up by the action of At
torney Wheeler is not so much at point as is
the fact that his conduct will not redound to
the benefit, of the general cause, of morality.
The oversight of legislation by a selfcconstitu
.ed moral dictator is hardly conducive to good
results, nor does it square with ordinary no
tions of representative government.
Chief Salter's Good Advice.
Accompanying a few .interesting statistics
is to the number of cigars,' cigarets and match
's that are consumed by Omaha smokers each"
year, Chief Salter of the fire department gives
iome advice with regard to the potential de
itructiveness involved in the habit. He does not
arge that smokers abstain from the weed, but
does suggest that they be very careful in dis
posing of the match after tht smoke is lighted
and the stub of cigar or cigarette after it is
finished. Carelessness is the basis of a great per
centage ,of the fires that destroy property, and
not a little of this carelessness is ascribable to
the thoughtless smoker who flips away the
match without noting where it alights or see
ing if it has been extinguished. The same fel
low; tosses aside . the till glgvring .cigarejte
alter he has taken fc final puff, arid gives
no heed to what follows. All too frequently
the fire department is called to attend to the
mischief this heedlessness produces. All this
trouble may be avoided if the smoker will only
be a little more guarded. He is not to be de
prived of any pleasure, but is asked to make
attrc that no danger accompanies his indul
gence. He should see to it (hat match, cigar or
cigarette is extinguished when he is through.
Little trouble is involved in this, and its prac
tice will be the means of saving a great deal of
property that is now damaged or entirely de
stroyed by fires, the origin of which is easily
traced to the smoker who does not take heed.
It Might Happen.
Once upon a time there was a county which
set out to build itself permanent road.1;. And it
advertised for bids on the work and received
and awarded bids.
And the work went forward apace. And
there came certain outlanders into the county
who asked that. the work be investigated.
And when tests v ere made it was foimd
that, while' the specifications called for a min
imum of one part of cement to six parts of sand
and gravel, the contractor had put n even more
one part of cement tot each- five and a -half
parts, of sand and gravel.
' And they "said ta him: "Why do you-put in
even more. cement than the contract requires?"
And he answered, "Because my reputation is
bound up in this work and it will stand as a
monument to me many years after I have died
and people will rise up and. .call my name
And the Chamber of Commerce sent vol
unteer inspectors to watch how the workmen
did their work. .
And the inspectors, returning, said: "Al
though this man is required to put only three
sacks- of ; cement to each 20 cubic feet of sand
and' gravel, yet he puts 'three and a half sacks
of cement to each 20 cubic feet."
"This thing is impossible!" exclaimed tne
Chamber of Commerce committee. "We never
heard of such a thing."
And they went out to -the place. And they
discovered that it was even so.
And when the work was don;, the paving
was the most beautiful ever seen and '.he most
substantial. Not a brick was faulty or defective.
People came' from far parts of the country
to see it.
Years passed but not a ' flaw developed in
this paving. And the name of that 'contractor
was mentioned with awe by the people. The
public sought to bestow public office upon him.
But he declined.
'"Is honesty such a rare thing?" he asked.
"I have done only what was honest. I have dis
armed suspicion, and I have given my fellow
men a road of permanency which shall be good
for many generations and incidentally I have
brought myself the greatest happiness in
knowledge that I have done my full civic duty
and a little more."
Russian Relief and Soviet Sensitiveness.
The deadlock at Riga over the relief situ
ation lets a flood of light in on. the workings
of the soviet mind. After wasting many pre
cious days in negotiation, Kommisar Litvinoif
has now conceded as the, ultimate limit to
.which the sqvjet is willing to go, that the num
ber' of American relief workers be restricted,
that relief shall be furnished only iii the hunger
stricken regions, and that extensions of the work
may be made only with consent from Moscow.
This is because the soviet anticipates that the ac
cursed capitalists of the United States will un
dertake to uproot some of the seed of freedom,
the only sort of seed that has lately been
sown, it seems, in Russia. The Red Cross will
pass out bread with one hand and pernicious
propaganda with the other. .
,. It is not in Russia alone this foolish notion
prevails. In New York a meeting of socialists
and communists passed a resolution, denounc
ing the insidious effort of capitalism to under
mine the proletarian temple by assuming to fur
nish food through any -other means than the
sanctified agency of the soviet. They do not
grasp the idea that the United States is willing
that Russia should be left free to work out its
own political destiny, but is unwilling that help
less women- and children should starve in the
Experience may teach them that a relief ex
pedition under the direction of Herbert Hoover
has but one mission, and that is to look after
the distress and remove its cause, without
"troubling itself any with politics. We e-ay may
teach them, for those who devote their lives
to the doctrine of Karl Marx seldom learn any
thing by experience. Yet we will feed hungry
Russia if there be any way of getting the food
to those who need it.
Wireless Waves Determine
Master Clock in Boston Controlled By
Radio Impulse Sent From Washington
Recent Models in Law Suits.
' Whether, the. courts are sufficiently occupied,
in the ordinary business of settling the con
troversies that arise between the litigious, in
derriarking human relations and fixing property
rights, or whether time is hanging heavily on
the judge's hands while cobwebs gather over
the scales of justice, may be subject to debate
in presence of some recent announcements.
For example, a wandering herd of cows licks
the paint off "-the side of a freshly decorated
country school "house, and die as a presumable
result of the indulgence. The owner of the
dead bossies brings suit against the painter to
recover for his loss.
Trial of this case may determine to what
extent the innocence of a cow is entitled to
protection against the carelessness of a painter,
who smears the outer walls of a country school
house and leaves the same exposed and unpro
tected against the curiosity of i wandering herd.
It may be an important precedent, although a
lay mind is apt to look upon it as very nonsense.
A speeding automobile hit and smashed the
wooden leg of a huckster's crippled horse,
whereupon the owner sues for $10,000 damages
in .the name of the horse, alleging that the hu
miliation of the animal only may be assuaged
in such manner. Here again is an opportunity
for settling what may be a valuable question to
jurisprudence. Also it looks like darn-foolishness.
In a land where complaint as to the law's
delay is continuous, when litigation is con
tinually held up because of the volume of work
that presses en our court, these late models in
law suits seem to be impositions on public good
nature. However, justice must be .done, even
though .the heavens fall.
- "Miss Alice" may not please the League of
.Women Voters, .but she is confident of the stand
of her own constituent' i" ' 1 -'"
(From the Boston Transcript.)
Grandfather's clock may be permitted to
retain its outside appearance in years to come,
but under the guiding hand of progress in clock
making there is no legitimate place for its inte
rior, for old-fashioned clock-works may be out
of fashion one of these days and the hands move
with equal precision under electric impulses that
are stimulated by radio waves from some cen
In fact that process of measuring time is
already in operation in Boston. Pedestrians are
attracted by the clock that stands in one of the
West street windows of Bigelow, Kennard &
Co. and gives the time without ticking.
They no doubt visualize the intricate machin
ery that may be presumed to be inside, accus
tomed as all people arc, to the basis mechan
ical principles of a timepiece, but the fact is that
in the massive case there is no pendulum and
back of the large artistic dial there are only a
few wheels and coils that gather up electrical
impulses from a master clock on the seventh
floor of the building and convert them into a
propelling force for the movement of the dial
hands.' That, however, is only the net result of a
entirely new idea in the management of clocks
not to say operation of clocks.
- The new principle in this arrangement is
the automatic regulation of the master clock by
wireless waves, transmitted, in turn, to the sec
ondary clock. The demonstration in the Bige
Jow, Kennard & Co.'s store is made by the it
Ventor, T. S. Casher of New Jersey, a mechani
cal engineer. .He entertains the ambitious hope
of some day revolutionizing the clock industry
by his invention, so that in the future there may
be clock units in the large office buildings and
hotels and in industrial establishments and even
in large homes that have many clocks. Bigelow,
Kennard & -Co. are giving careful .consideration
to the possibilities in this direction and are. ex
perimenting with Mr. Casner's invention.
Almost numberless secondary clocks could
be hooked up with one master clock and be
regulated every day by the government wireless
station in Arlington, D. C, whence wireless
time messages are sent out every day between
11:55 and 12 o'clock. A proposition is under
consideration in New York of installing 2,600
such secondary clocks in a hotel, and Mr. Cas
ner says that they could be placed under, the
control of one master clock, or there may be
established three units, each with a master
clock. Just how many can be operated by one
master clock is a matter of speculation, but it
is oniy the master clock that needs personal at
tention occasionally to keep the system operat
ing, and it is the machinery only that needs this
attention. Correct time is maintained by the
As Mr. Casner explains the invention it
seems simple. For the purpose of the demonstra
tion in Boston he stretched one wire between
two flag poles on top Of the Bigelow, Kennard
building to intercept the wireless waves from
Bringing this wire in through a window on
the seventh floor, he connected it with his
master clock, connecting that with the secon
dary clock on the street floor. This noon he
demonstrated to a. group of spectators the op
eration of the machinery on the seventh floor
as the wireless message came from Arlington,
D. C. At the side of the larc clock dial there
is a selecting device, so named by Mr. Casner
because it selects the effective waves coming
through the ether.. Some of the waves have no
influence on it. The whole mechanism is attuned
to the wave-length that goes out from Arling
ton to tell the time, r.r.d there is an adjustment
oh the clock that opens and closes a circuit in
the selecting device so that it eliminates possi
bilities of error, and the 12 o'clock time from
Arlington sets the master clock forward or
backward, as the situation calls for, and thiity
minutes later the .master clock corrects all the
secondary clocks that are hooked up with 't.
Why Blackball Volstead?
The formation of a new country club hear
Washington, solely or chiefly for members of
congress, has been somewhat delayed, according
to report, by the personal hostility of some
members of the lower house to Mr. Andrew J.
Volstead. A few of them have gone so far as
to say that they won't join the club if Volstead
is in it; and as invitations were sent as a matter
of form to all congressmen, everything must
wait on his decision.
Why this hostility to Mr. Volstead? He
chews tobacco, and in some clubs that practice
is regarded with disfavor. But a congressional
country club which refused to admit "eaters" of
the weed would never get many congressmen on
its membership roll. Perhaps Mr. Volstead is
too dry. But he must have been honestly dry to
accept the putative fatherhood of the law forced
on congress by the Anti-Saloon league; he voted
for prohibition, presumably, because he believes
in prohibition. There has never been any sug
gestion that he uses, or used, liquor himself.
Will the Congressional Country club exclude
gentlemen who voted for prohibition, though
they didn't believe in it, in the firm confidence
that they themselves would be able to get what
they want when they wanted it? If it does,
there will be no club. Mr. Volstead, it would
seem, has committed the gravest possible offense
against the congressional code of etiquette: He
has been sincere. No wonder he is blackballed.
New York Times.
Free Trips for Censors
: It is announced that Kansas City's moving
picture censor is going on the trip to California
as the guest of a film company that has a pic
ture almost ready to submit for censorship.
It is said that a number of censor boards
from different states are making the trip in the
special train party provided by the film com
pany. Perhaps that is the reason why any of
them are going because many of them . are
going. Possibly public officials find justifica
tion in accepting a big favor of this kind from
in Interested company on the ground that "they
ire all doing it."
It must be admitted, too, that it is a bait
hard to resist. Pullman cars, dining cars, stop
over privileges, side trips, excursion parties,
hotel accommodations already reserved, a
chance to see the movie stars at work, taxi
cabs all expenses paid. It would require -a
very stout-hearted public official with a" .keen
sense of the responsibility of his position, to
6ee it in the light the public is certain to see it
in. Kansas City Times.
Empty Words, Nothing More.
The press of the United States as well as
Europe comments upon the circumstances that
the, declaration that a state of war no longer ex
ists between this country and Germany has been
received without any show of enthusiasm, or
indeed any feeling whatever. One paper makes
the suggestion that the reason for this apathy is
that "Not at War" is not synonymous with "At
Peace." Just sol Churchman.
Has Mr. Keller Forgotten?
"The president has assumed more power than
any of his predecessors and tells congress what
bills to pass and what not to pass," declares Rep
resentative Keller of Minnesota, . republican.
Doesn't . he know that' "one-man, rule" was de
feated last November? Springfield Republican.
The One Who Gets Hurt.
The United States has been invited to take
part in the meeting of the supreme council and
Ambassador Harvey will attend as .an jnnoccnt
bystander Jacksonville rimes Unio
How to Keep Well
By DR. W. A. EVANS
Question concerning byfiene, sanita
tion end prevention of disease, sub
mitted to Dr. Evans by readers ef
The Bee, will be answered personally,
subject to proper limitation, where
stamped, addressed envelope is en
closed. Dr. Evans will not make
diagnosis or prescribe for individual
diseases. Address letters in cars of
Copyright. 1921, by Dr. W. A. Evans.
PAST MASTER OF BUNK.
Take it as a whole, the food fad
dists shoot more bunk than any
other group of people runninsr
loose. They mako more wild as
sertions and say more things with
less proof than anybody else.
One sub-proup of the large
group are those who say what
foods should be eaten together,
and what foods eaten at the same
meal cause explosions, fits, railing
of the hair, and other dreadful
With this whole ; pseudo-scionce
there is Just enough' truth to servo
as. a foundation for a superstructure
For instance, meat and potatoes,
make a good combination from the
standpoint of the palat and 'from
the scientific standpoint as well.
When there are a few thousand
such facts scientifically, determined
and cheeked by practical use, there
will be material with which to build
a real structure in place of the
shams now foisted ; on an uhusus
pecting public- -:'
.Recent literature contributes a
few" such facts.,.' We judi?e of the
vnlue of a food . by its calories, its
proteins, Its minerals, and its vita
mines. . When- vitamlnes were com
ing into their own a new standard
was added to the list namely: abil
ity to keep young animals growing
properly to prevent a certain eye
disease, scurvy and beriberi.
Now McCollum and his associates
suggest the following additions:
Fertility, success in rearing young,
longevity, preservation of youthful
character, and stability of the ner
vous system. Using these standards
he has tested the comparative food
values of various foods and some
combinations of foods. It is known
that because of the difference in
certain substances called aniidoacids
in proteids these Important foods
are of different food values.
These are some of his conclusions:
"When the proteins of cereals and
legumes are eaten with meat, milk,
liver, or kidney, the food require
ments are better met than when
potatoes are eaten with the cereals
and legumes, for example, peas.
When eating a meal of beans or peas
nothing is gained by eating two or
more varieties, but there is a gain
from adding peas and beans to a
diet of bread or cereal.
To supply the shortcomings of the
protein molecule of vegetables such
as barley, peas, rye, corn, and beans,
animal foods such as muscle, kid
ney, and liver are better than milk.
When growth substance A and lime
are needed, milk is better than most
meats. A somewhat though not ex
actly similar observation is that of
Steenbock and his associates.
They found that there is a good
deal of relation between the color of
foods and the amount of growth
substance they contain. If a butter
is yellow It is apt to contain a good
deal of fat soluble A, but if it is
white we should eye it with sus
picion. If it is fed to young children they
must get other foods to supply the
deficiency in growth (substance. We
need not more than state that "all
is not gold that glitters," and that
most of the yellow in butter as it
is sold is bought as a powder in
neatly wrapped and labeled pack
ages. Studying the golden yellow milk
and butter made in June, when the
pastures were rich and the pale
white stuff made when the cows
are stall fed, Steenbock found that
the growth substance did not range
through so broad a field as did the
color, but, speaking generally, yel
low uncolored butter had much of
it and white had little. Yellow beef
fats had much, white but Jittle.
However, green peas had more than
yellow. Therefore, in serving yel
low peas it is more necessary to add
butter than is the case wrhen green
peas are being fed.
Cereal Meal Is Good.
J. C. M. writes: "1. Do you rec
ommend the use of oil preparations'
like mineral oil as a remedy for ob
stinate constipation when every
thing else has been tried and failed?
The patient is an old man of good
general health. 2. What about
2. It is effective, as a rule.
Yes, It's Curable.
J. T. A. writes: "Is a new case of
hernia curable in a .man 49 years
old? Is an operation serious? What
are the chances of a truss effecting
a cure, and about how long does
Hernia is curable. Some cases
are cured by exercises, a few by
wearing trusses. Operation is much
more certain to cure. Most people
get along satisfactorily by wearing
Bettor Be Examined.
Mrs. B. A. F. writes: "Is there
any cure for dysentery? What would
you advise a sufferer to eat and
what to avoid? How can the at
tacks be warded off? - The patient
has been a sailor and caught dysen
tery in the Mediterranean."
The probability is that this man
has amoebic or tropical dysentery.
Microscopic examination would set
tle the question. Most cases of
amoebic dysentery tan be cured.
Emetin and ipecac hypodermlcally
and internally and local treatment
are effective.' Amoebic dysentery is
f n infectious disease.
Too often the scales of internation
al justice are fishy. Ncrfolk Vir
Add sod widows and grafts widows:
Cun widows. Toledo Blade.
"Let the home brew do the work-
illfi-" KpeiUH to hA tho tnltr. ft onn-a tt
our citizens Wheeling Intelligencer.
EVe had her little troubles, hut
Adam never complained about miss
ing buttons. Birmingham News.
Beauty is knee-deep, as every man
can see for himself Hoanoke Times.
Duels are fought In Hungary be
fore breakfast. The idea, possibly,
of a food conservationist. Dertoit
Before starting for India to preach
prohibition, Pussyfoot' Johnson said
he hoped to find England dry on his
return. An intimation that he ex
pects to make a protracted stay in
the east. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
We have escaped the menace of the
mailed fist only to fall victim, to the
itching palm. Columbia Record.
A New Jersey woman is suing for
divorce on the ground that her hus-
: 1-an is neglecting her for golf. What
does she want hini to neglect her
for?. t. LoUis Star,-
Vrtco of Religion.
Burlington, la., Aug. 16. To the
Editor of The Bee: The reference
to letter of Bishop Stunt to the min
isters in his district, as reproduced
in The Bee of yesterday from the
Northwestern Christian Advocate,
has been read with attention and in
terest. The indicated desire to
retain an extensive list of mem
bership as a basis for financial es
timates upon each congregation, or
as one important . reason therefor,
presents a remarkable feature for
coiu'ern upon the question of church
administrative affairs. This tendency
is so common In practically all reli
gious organliations that I fear it fails
to startle and alarm those .most In
terested, as it properly should do.
The writer hag intimate knowledge
of two , splendid families, formerly
very active in church affairs locally,
w ho are now in financial straits, and
Lecause of recent crash in prices will
ultimately be penniless. Because of
this condition, and as I know, dread
ing to be thought of as possibly religious-pikers
or spongers, the fam
ilies are totally depriving themselves
of church association, although great
lovers of that privilege. .Thousands
of others are in the same situation.
As now administered in the average
local church of almost every name
religion has been made about the
same as a Ford car via, a very unwise-
possession or Investment except
to those who are able to keep it up.
Countless thousands of people have
no interest" or part in so-called
Christianity simply because they can
not afford it In Its present form.. We
need to. re-establish genuine Chris
tianity that which Isaiah foresaw
and foretold, and to issue anew in
truth his Invitation: "He that hath
no money, come ye, buy and eat;
yea. come buy wine and milk with
out money and without price." That
invitation Is obsolete now.
L. H. MONPvOE.
w. o. w.
Red Oak. Ia., Aug. 16. To the
Editor of The Bee: "Lo and Be
hold: All thine eyes caji see and
all thy hearts may desire, verily are
yours If you will but follow me!"
And so did once upon a time a
spike-tailed creature speak from a
cliff on high. He was not selling
life insurance but he an insur
gent in his time and has his follow
These words I saw between the
lines as I read your editorial and a
news item In an issue of recent date
on insurgency in the Woodmen of
the World as represented by one
giving the name of Claude Wilker
Bon. In answer to the claims of this
self-imposed leader of insurgents I
will first say that he and his 12 col
leagues at the recent New York con
vention received every courtesy and
were accorded all due respect on an
equal footing with the staunchest
supporters of the ideals of W. A.
Fraser. Under oath I am ready to
say not only this, but that they oc
cupied more time upon the -convention
floor in . any question they
deemed interested in, than the ad
I was a delegate to that conven
tion, I was not hand-picked. I was
elected through the free will of my
constituents and as Iowa's represent
ative I am under obligations to no
one except the Woodmen of Iowa, to
safeguard the protection they have
in good faith provided for their
loved ones In an organization no
wrecking crew can tear usunder. As
certified to by every reliablo llfo In
surance authority, every state Insur
ance commissioner and in compli
ance with all state laws, the Wood
men of the World is today as firmly
established as Gibraltar, will stand
the test of time and will as certainly
withstand any and all attacks vici
ously aimed at the society and Its
ablo i.tllcers by men of questionable
and doubtful motives.
These Insurgent leaders have been
discredited by alt courts they op
pealed to; thoy sold their legal serv
ices for higher pay than the officers
of our order receive; they have lost
their clients' ease in every point aid
now, if not for reason and the com
mon good of their fellow man, then
In harmony with the ethics of their
legal profession they should like de
cent citiaens abide by the decrees
of the courts of the land and once
more let their conscience dictate
their future conduct amongst men.
The Woodmen of the World will
not split, but may lose some worm
eaten splinters. The misconception
of 60 years of fraternal life insurance
has given way to light and facts and
the members of the Woodmen of the
world today recognize and know the
fundamentals of sound insurance and
will not be led astray by a company
of men whose sole purpose Is to en
rich themselves; our members will
not leave an organization of intelli
gent men and millions of assets to
follow false leaders and "creatures
cn high of spike-tailed fame."
PHIL J. BAUER.
Sovereign Camp Delegate.
All We Need Is More Money.
Omaha, Aug. 17. To the Editor
of The Bee: An unfortunate result
of the world war is that certain in
dividuals, including banks and cor
porations, are making a business of
playing the game of Shylock in ex
acting the last penny from those who
are in need of ready cash, through
their nefarious dealings in Liberty
bonds and certificates of Indebted
ness of the Unlter States, thus forc
ing those who gave their money to
their government In time of war to
sell these securities far below par on
a market established by these
It Is a scheme and, in my opinion,
a crime nothing short of treason that
any individual, bank or corporation
would seek to make a profit in the
dealing with the securities of the
United States government by such
dealings as buying below the par
value a security which has cost the
purchaser 100 cents on the dollar,
only to find now that the sacrifices
the people have made are to be
turned to a profit for the benefit of
the shylock dealers.
In order that this practice may
be prevented in the future, Congress
man Herrick of Oklahoma has in
troduced a bill In congress, which
would penalize the sale of bonds be
low par up to $10,000 for each of
fense. It provides that any holder
of a Liberty bond or certificate of
indebtedness of the United States
shall be given United States circulat
ing notes for the full face value
whenever he presents them to the
It Is to be hoped that the people
of the United States will give this
bill their support and that it will be
passed In congress, for It is the first
piece of collective legislation in
money matters that has been at
tempted. For it will curb the loan
shark and will do much to solve our
financial troubles at a time when the
principal ailment with American
business Is the shovl aRO of ready
cash, I'p-to-ilate the American peo
plo have loaned the, United States
government $1 S, 000, 000, ooo, which is
invested in Liberty bonds, war sav
ing stamps and certificates of In
debtedness and it can readily be
seen that this working capital, if if
were released, woub' havu to seek
Investment and would be forced Into
the channels of domestic commerce.
This could not help but rcstoro pros
perity, titlmiilato business and afford
employment for America's unem
ployed, and reduce the burdens of
taxation. In fact, it is one of tbo
biggest pieces of legislation that con
cress could pass to aid in returning
America to normalcy..
ROY M. HAUKor.
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lo& "conventional" ajf
me cost oT supreme
a - a
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Are the Terms
NEW PLAYERS from $395 Up
$3.50 per week pays for one.
NEW PIANOS from $275 Up
Terms $2.50 per week.
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