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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1921.
Wage Reduction Will Not Re
lieve Unemployment, De
clares A. F. L. President
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 23. the
present unemployment situation is an
"economic crime," that is resulting in
a loss of $27,500,000 a day in wage
to the workers of the country. Presi
dent Samuel Gompers declared last
flight, following a session of the ex
ecutive council of the American Fed
eration of Labor, at which present
unemployment conditions were dis
Wage reductions will not relieve
the situation, the veteran labor cruet
said, adding that such action will
further curtail our domestic pur
chasine nower and more factories
will close because the people haven't
the money to buy their products.
Cut Will Prove Boomerang.
"The present depression," he
added, "will become even more acute
and the reductions, if they can be
forced upon us. will not only prove
a boomerang to the employer, but a
menace to our economic, Jinanciai
and political structures.
"In all this talk about readjust
mcnt and feconstruction, why is it
that the pressure is always brought
to bear upon those whose standards of
life and every day existence would
be demoralized and deteriorated by a
reduction in wages, and why this
drive to reduce their wages first?
The rank and file cannot understand
how readjustment and reconstruction
can mean only reduction of their
"I have been asked who, among
the capitalists, has suggested a re
duction in the rate of interest on a
loan or a reduction of profits, or even
a simultaneous reduction of wages
"The cost of living has not come
down. Instead, with proliteenng un
checked and unrestrained, it is going
up, especially rents. Ninety per
cent of the homes in the United
States were built before the war. but
the exorbitant rents gauged out of
the tenants by the profiteering ana
unsrupulous landlords is blamed on
the high cost of labor during the
The council had before it a pro
posal to call upon congress to take
steps to relieve the present unemploy
ment situation oy legisiauuit aim
making appropriations that would
aid in speeding up public work. Ac
tion on this will probably be taken
later this week.
French "Blue Devil" in Omaha Believes
Hels "Perfect Manfor "Perfect Woman"
Who Is Looking for "Perfect Husband"
"Black Hand" Letter ;
Received by Sheriff
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 23. (Special.)
--Sheriff Emery yesterday received
a "black hand" letter demanding
that he resign within 24 nours. The
officer believes the author is con
nected with the booze ring which, the
authorities recently rounded up. A
Similar leiier was reccnuy rcueivcu
by Deputy Sheriff Frank . Kelso.
Man Wanted in Kansas for
Attacking Officer, Held
Muncie, Ind., Aug. 23. James G.
Baughman, said to be wanted at
Ottawa, Kan., for attempting to kill
a police officer, was arrested by the
police here' today when they raided
a boarding house where Baughman
and his two brothers had hidden a
quantity of stolen merchandise. The
police at Ottawa have been notified.
Ten years ago he was sentenced
to federal prison for robbing a bank
at Upland, Ind. He escaped from
prison, but was captured a short
Judge Considers Ordering
Wife to Pay Hubby Alimony
Minneapolis, Aug. 2 b. The ques
tion whether gaining the vote makes
women liable to pay alimony is be
ing considered by Judge Jelley of
the Hennepin county district court
in connection with a suit brought
by Benjamin Liss against his wife,
fpfi liililia pi
Andre Delacroix, a French "blue
devil" during the world war, sojourn
ing in Omaha for a few months, has
ambitions to be the eugenic husband
of Audrey Munson, "perfect woman"
and famous model of Syracuse, N. Y.
Correspondence, which is Raining
fervid momemtum, is being ex
changed between Delacroix and Miss
Munsonl the model recently having
indicated through the public press
that she is in quest of a perfect man
to be the father of her children.
He Is the Man.
Delacroix asserts he is ihe man and
he is in the field as a contender for
A letter received this mornine by
Delacroix from the model reads in
My Dear Mr. Delacroix: I am not
turning down your proposal, but ask
you to keep up correspondence with
me and hope that we shall meet some
time. Your photographs are lovely
and I am grateful for your coming
forward so bravely and gallantly.
Your athletic work is so interesting
to me, as I goto see the Olympic
games in New York. If you win.
out it may be possible for you to
appear in the movies with me. I am,
graciously,, your fond friend."
He Could Love Her.
In his first letter to Mrs. Munson
Delacroix frankly informed the
model that he is "a man perfectly
built," and he expresses his belief
that he could love Miss Munson in
honorable manner if she is as perfect
as described "in the papers."
I am very anxious for your an
swer and I will kiss you later when
This is Andre Deiacroix, who be
lieves he may be the perfect man
Audrey Munson, the model, is seek
ing. At the left is a snapshot of Andre
in the uniform he wore while serving
his native land, France, in the war.
At the right is another snapshot
which Andre exhibits to support his
claim that he is the physical speci
men Audrey is seeking, inserted is
a picture of Andre tossing the discus.
I have the right," Delacroix added in
the letter which brought the reply
received this morning. Miss Mun
son, however, in her answer riiade no
reference to the osculatory phase of
Omaha has just awakened to find
the "perfect man" in, her midst. This
AdomY is of miusual ' physical
prowess. 4- " 1
Delacroix is S feet 7y3 inches in
height and weighs 155 pounds. He
follows a strict regimen and has
studied eugenics. He frankly de
clares that no man pr woman should
consider matrimony unless physically
"The woman I would marry must
be physically perfect and I believe
Miss Munson is that woman," Dela
croix asserted this morning with se
riousness. "The woman who would
be my wife must take an interest in
athletics, because I have been in ath
letics ever since I was a boy."
The romance between Omaha's
perfect man and the famous model of
Syracuse is causing considerable
comment in the east, where Miss
Munson is well known. In fact, she
is known on two continents. .
He entered military service in
France when he wasM8, and was
two years in the "blue devil" con
tingent. He is a native of Paris and
a trained machinist. In 1916 he won
the ski championship of France and
has-excelled at discus throwing and
other sports. He is 23 years old.
Delacroix carries an autograph
photograph of Georges Carpcntier,
whom he regards as a friend.
One More Letter.
Another letter from Delacroix td
Miss Munson went forward this
morning to the model's Country
home in Oswego county, New York.
Delacroix has entered the ski
events to be held next February at
Glenwood park, near Minneapolis.
He will urge that Miss Munson at
tend that contest, at which he will
endeavor to win the championship
of the world.
"I know I could win the champion
ship if Miss Munson would attend,"
Delacroix added. He has jumped
from 180 to 190 feet on skis.
Minnie Liss, for support and ali
mony. Liss, a peddler, and his wife accu
mulated considerable property. He
was stricken with paralysis two
years ago. He says his wife sola
their common property and refused
to support him from the proceeds.
Half Billion Proposed to
Washington, Aug. 23. Represent
ative London, socialist, New York,
tcrday an appropriation of $500,000,
000 to relieve distress caused by "in
voluntary" unemployment. The
funds would be administered by the
Department of Labor.
Service Men Ask Probe of
Washington, Aug. 23. Declaring
"there are strong reasons for believ
ing that widespread unemployment
is largely the result of deliberate
planning and is not the result of nat-
proposed in a resolution offered yes-.ural economic conditions," the Pri- ment.
vate Soldiers' and Sailors' Legion in
a petition transmitted to congress,
has requested investigation of un
Lights for Ak-Sar-Ben.
Appropriation of $3,500 from the
lighting fund was authorized by the
council yesterday morning for --the
city's annual contribution to the
lighting for the Ak-Sar-Ben festival
Harry K. Eanton has moved his insur
ance office to 936 City Nat'l Bk. Bid.
New phone, Jackson 0046. Advertise-
"They are really suffering from
COUNTLESS numbers of people have a daily
- elimination of waste matter from the sys
tem but this elimination is not thorough
and sufficient. They depend on a regular weekly
purge to rid their intestines of poisons and they
never feel the full vigor and zest that come from
' This whole problem is so important that a well
known medical journal has published a collection
of essays on constipation. All the doctors who
wrote these essays emphasize the importance of
diet. As one physician puts it, "The diet has the
most marked influence upon the normal activity
of the bowels."
Scientists have now discovered the simple food
that helps restore normal conditions, and clears
,the body of accumulating waste matter just the
familiar little cake of Fleischmann's Yeast!
First came the startling discovery that Fleisch
mann's Yeast richly supplies the essential water
soluble vitamine. Then it was found that it
builds up the body tissues and keeps the body
resistant to disease. In addition, because of its
freshness (you get it fresh daily) it helps the
intestines in their elimination of poisonous waste
Eat 2 to 3 cakes of Fleischmann's Yeast before
or between meals every day. Have it on the table
at home and on your desk at the office. Eat it
plain, spread on bread or crackers, or dissolved
in water, milk or fruit juices. You will like its
fresh, distinctive flavor and the clean, wholesome
taste it leaves in your mouth.
Fleischmann's Yeast is assimilated just like
any other familiar food. Only one precaution: if
troubled with gas, dissolve the yeast first in half a
cup of very hot water. This does not affect the
efficacy of the yeast. Place a standing order with
your grocer for Fleischmann's Yeast and get it fresh
Send 4 cents in stamps for the booklet, "The
New Importance of Yeast in Diet." So many
inquiries are coming in daily for this booklet that
it is necessary to make this nominal charge to
cover cost of handling and mailing. Address THE
Fleischmann Company, 701 Washington Street,
New York City.
A food with laxatire properties
Fteiachmam'a Yeast ia a corrective food, not a laxative. Front 1
3 to 3 cakea m day added regularly to the diet will not only re
store normal functions ofjhe intestines, bat will also assure a
proper elimination each day. In many cases thfi amount taken
can be reduced as the condition improves. A noted specialist, in
his latest book, says of compressed yeast: "It should be much
more frequently gi ven in illness in which there is intestinal cfrs
turbance, especially if it is associated with constipation."
To assure a thorough elimination of waste matter every day eat
from 2 to 3 cakes of Fleischmannia Yeast regularly.
Discovery 0 f
Police Believe Grandmother
Of Much-Kidnaped Char
lotte Mayo Drowned ; Son-In-Law
New York, Aug. 23. A mystery
of the sea which opens the way for
speculation along various lines came
with the discovery, at midnight in a
bath house at Coney Island, of the
clothing of Mrs. E. S. Cheatham, a
wealthy widow of Walls, Miss., and
grandmother of the minh-kid-
naped Charlotte Mayo, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Koy A. Mayo.
If Mrs. Cheatham was drowned,
as the police believe, her daughter is
utterly at a loss to explain how she
came to visit Coney island. Ishe had
started out Sunday to motor to
Long Beach, where she was to meet
a friend at Bretton Hall hotel.
Roy Alfred Mavo, an investment
broker, says he believes the alleged
drowning is a hoax. He charges his
wife and her mother with various
illegal practices in Denver and
Pueblo, Colo., and says J. J. Will
iams, former mayor of Memphis, in
vestigating disturbing reports re
garding Mrs. Cheatham, had been
shocked by what he discovered in
Mrs. Mayo fears her mother is
drowned, but clings to. the hope she
may have suffered an attack of mem
ory and has taken refuge in a
bungalow along the shore. Police
began dragging the surf for her
body at daylight this morning.
The disappearance of Mr. Cheat
ham adds interest to the Mayo di
vorce case and the repeated kidnap
ing of their daughter, Charlotte,
who had been stolen first by one
parent and then by the other.
Marshal Foch Undecided
. On Visit to United States
Boston, Aug. 23. Marshal Foch
of France is . unable at present to
make any definite plans to come to
(he United States, he said in a cable
message received by Mayor Peters
todav. The messaee was in renlv to
an invitation to visit Boston.
Son Scatters Ashes
of Father to Winds
From Speeding Plane
New York, Aug. 23. Flying at an
altitude of 3,000 feet over Long
Islaria sound. Charles S. Haight un
folded an American flag containing
the ashes of his father, Charles r.
Haight, and scattered them to the
winds. ' This strange ceremony which
took place sunday was viewed from
the ground by the dead man's widow
and two other children.
The unique disposal of the remains
of the late Mr. Haight, a widely-
known Brooklyn insurance onicial,
was in accordance with a wish ex
pressed just prior to his death a
month ago. i
Membership Drive to
Be Launched by A. F. L.
Washington, Aug. 23. Samuel
Gompers, president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, will de
liver the keynote address for a cam
paign to increase the membership of
the federation to 5,000,000 in an ad
dress to be delivered at Baltimore on
Labor day, it was stated today at
Chicago has arranged for a three-
day cekbration at which William J.
Bryan Kabbi Judah Magnes and
senator Joseph I. r ranee of Mary
land are expected to be among the
Arrive for Omaha Meet
New York, Aug. 23. Andre
Stoyanoff and Assen Jordanoff, Bul
garian aviators, arrived yesterday on
the French liner France to partici
pate in the Pulitzer trophy air race
at Omaha, Neb., November 3.
Mother Reunited With Her
Daughter After 25 Years
Chicago, Aug. 23. After a 25-
year search, during which time
both have been in Chicago, Mrs.
Sophie Wheeler- Ruff has been re
united with her daughter, Edna
Hope Benson, the name chosen by
the daughter, when, as a little girl,
she was told that somewhere she had
mother and that perhaps some day
she would see her.
Is Here at the
August Sale Price
The man who saves on Clothing expenditures is usually the man
who takes advantage of such a Sale as this one. Coming
directly before the Fall and Winter seasons this event is in
deed timely. Not old, carried over stock, mind you, but fresh,
clean merchandise, made specially for our patrons ready for
the approaching cold days.
All the popular new styles all the wanted fabrics all the
desired colors and patterns are offered in thi3 great selection
at a price we didn't believe possible a year ago.
Double breasted, belted backs; new semi-raglan sleeves and
belted all-around models. These coats are all carefully tail
ored of fine imported and domestic oxford cloth and Irish
frieze all heavy all-wool fleece overcoatings with back of fancy
plaid. One-quarter satin lined.
The Store of Specialty Shops.
Five Members of
Band of Bandits
Are Under Arrest
Suspects Are Alleged to Be
Part of Worthington Mail
Robber Gang Held in
Chicago, Aug. 23. Five men, al
leged to be members of a gang for
merly headed by John W. Worth
ington, now being held in connection
with mail robberies totaling more
than $6,000,000, were arrested today
and held in $25,000 bonds each on
charges of conspiracy to use the
mails to defraud.
A woman who also was arrested
in a federal raid on the alleged head
quarters of the band in a downtown
hotel was released on her own recog
nizance and warrants were issued
for seven men in other cities.
A total of $750,000 inundated notes
were confiscated by Department of
Justice agents when they raided the
hotel rooms occupied by the five ratij
now under arrest. During the past
three weeks, according to John V
Clinnin, acting district attorney,
members of the band have obtained
between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000
through fraudulent loans obtained on
Clark's 17th Annual
From New York Feb. 4. 1922. by the
palatini steamship, "EMPRESS OF
SCOTLAND" (25,000 tons). No ovr.
crowding, first class throughout. In
cludes shore excursions, guides, hotels,
drives, etc. 68 days. $600 and up.
For further particulars apply to
Bock Travel Agency
'407 S. 15th St., Omaha, Neb.
Tel. DO ugla. 4481
Removes Dand ru lT8 tnpi Hair Flltn(l
RtorM Color and
Boauty to Gruy and Faded Hal
60c. and tl.flo at DrtifrrfRta,
Broadway to you!
THE gems for the new
New York are ready on
before you'd be able to
buy a good seat at the
box office, if you lived in
Q. ?. S. Rolls
I. Last Waltz (From "The
II. A Baby in Love (From
"The Last Waltz"
III. Second Hand Rose (Fol
lies of 1821)
Dou. 1623 V y
ROCK ISLAND LINES
(Effective Sunday, Aug. 21t)
No. 302 Des Moines Local Will leave Omaha daily at
8:00 A. M., instead of 6:00 A. M.
No. 6 Chicago Express Will leave Omaha daily at
3:00 P. M., instead of 3:15 P. M., making local
stops to Des Moines.
Des Moines locals leaving: Omaha at 4:30 P. M. and
arriving Omaha 4:05 P. M. will be discontinued.
No. 14 Chicago Express Will continue to leave
Omaha at 6:08 P. M.
For further information inquire of
J. S. McNALLY., D. P. A.
(Phone Jackson 0428)
They Are Buying
Good Used Cars at
Because the cars are RIGHT
and the public KNOWS that ours is
A Safe Place to Buij
Still left for your choice:
All traded in on new Cadillac cars.
PRICES EXTREMELY LOW
OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAY
J. H. Hansen Cadillac Co. 1
Farnam at 26th
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