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TllU IIUIS: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 21, 1921.
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Expert Pleads for
U. G. Powell Testifies in Be-
half of Lower Graiu Rates
Shows Hardships Now
By E. C. SNYDER.
Waalilntna Corr aimnriont Omaha B.
Washington, Aug. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Nebraska got its sec
ond wind at the grain and hay rail
road rate hearing before, the Inter
slate Commerce commission when
Sate Railway Commissioner Thome
Brown of Lincoln, who is represent
ing Nebraska at the hearings, called
U. G. Powell of Lincoln, expert rate
man and statistician of the Nebraska
railway commission, to the witness
Mr. Powell was in the witness
chair for less than three-quarters of
an hour and made what was consid
ered a good witness for those con
tending before the commission for
railroad rate reductions.
Earn More Than Share.
In testy fing and in cross-examination
by attorneys for the railroad,
Mr. Powell insisted that grain earns
for the railroads more than a fair
share of the revenue when compared
with other freight that moves in
large quantities. He also contended
that coarse grain, particularly corn,
is unduly burdened now by freight
talcs by reason of the fact that Di
recor General McAdoo, ir. 1918. had
raised the corn freight rate up to
the wheat rate, thereby giving it an
extra upward jump compared with
Mr. Powell- showed that at the
time this was done corn was worth
sltuut as much as wheat and so it
stood the extra increase, as he ex
pressed it, "quite handily." Now,
however, he said, the pr'ce of corn
lfas slumped so much fcstcr even
than the price of wheat that When
coupled up with the extra increase
in the freight rate, which it received
dining the past four years, it is far
too heavily oppressed.
. To support his testimony that both
wheat and corn earn more than their
fair share of the railroad evenue, he
compared the carload earnings on
various grains with such other com
modities as cement, petroleum, ap
ples and lemons from California,
butter and eggs from Iowa and Ne
braska to Chicago, agricultural im
plements from Chicago and lumber
from the south.
With Mr. Powell's testimony the
group of middle west states com
pleted their case in asking the Inter
state Commerce commission to grant
rate reductions and tomorrow the
carriers will present their side of the
question. It is expected they wilt
consume about two days in testi
mony and that arguments will then
be heard. It is believed a prompt
decision will be handed down by the
commission in view of the emergency
r.aturc of the case.
Small York Girl Dier
On Station Platform
Grand Island. Neb., Aug. 23.
(Special Telegram.) Viola, 8,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Foley, tourists en route by automo
bile fi m Sabetha Kan., to their
home at York, Neb., died on the
Burlington station depot pUtform
just as members of the family were
about to send her by train to the
hospital at York. Efforts were, made
to get a physician, but death came
too quickly. The little girl had been
sick several days and late jesterday
became worse. The funeral will be
held at York.
yisitors Pleased With
Tourist Camp at Aurora
Aurora, Neb., Aug. 23. (Special.)
The camp for tourists wlvoh has
teen prepared by the Rotary club
and the park board of' Aurora is
pronounced by visitors to be one
of the most complete and enjoyable,
kamps in this section of the country.
Jt is located in Streeter pavk, just
rorth of Aurora, and the tourists
are permitted to camp on the grass,
vith water close at hand and also
Btoves for cooking.
Wounded Cop to Receive
Pay While in Hospital
Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 23.
Special.) At an informal meeting
of the members of the citv council.
conjunction with the mayor, it
was decided that the salary of Ch
ficer Buswell, shot by ex-Chief of
Police Maloney as a result of a raid
on the Savoy hotel, should continue
throughout his confinement in tht
hospital and that the city will pay
all doctor ;.nd hospital bills.
From Orthopedic Hospital
Lincoln. Aug. 23. (Special.)
The state board of control tOilay an
nounced the resignation of Dr. B.
A. Finklo, superintendent of the
.'orthopedic hospital at Lincoln, and
bis appointment a state prison phy
sician to Mioceed Dr. J. C. Munger.
Dr. J. H. Mathai of the state hos
pital at Newberry, Mich., has been
appointed superintendent of the
C. I.. Port' Says He Will Not
Run for Attorney General
inroln, Aug. 23. ( Special.)
AsM'-tant Attorney General C. I..
Don today announced positively
that he would not be a candidate for
atturney general to succeed Attor
ney General Clarence A. Davis. That
leaves Representative James A. Rod
man of Kimball as the on!y man
who has announced publicly bis
willingness to enter as a republican
"ormer Omaha Teacher
Dies at Home in Gering
Miss Agnes Lackey, for several
vars a teacher in Omaha schools,
ain for the last two years teacher
of art at Comentus school, died nl
her home in Gering, Neb., Friday.
August 19, according to word re
She had been ill (or seven months.
I The Winner. ' By t0" I
Hearing Held Up
Attorney for Ruhber Man Ob
tains Continuance by Claim
ing Audit Is Compila
tion of Charges.
Over the protest of A. F. Mulfin
ger, attorney for stockholders of the
Brictson Tire company. Federal
Judge Woodrough postponed yester
day's hearing on an application to
appoint a receiver until next Monday
morning at 9.
The judge granted the delay on the
plea of W. M. Giller, attorney for O.
A. Brictson, president of the com
pany, that he needed time to prepare
to meet charges contained in an audit
of the company's books, submitted
by Mulfinger for today's hearing.
Charges, Not Audit
"These figures are a compilation
ol serious charges rather than a real
audit of the company's books," Giller
stated to Judge Woodrough.
Turning, to look full face in the
direction of Mr. and Mrs. O. A.
Brictson, he promised:
"There will be no spiriting away
of books or records of this com
pany while I have anything to do
with this case."
Mulfinger here interposed a
strong protest against the postpone
ment. "Facts in this case warrant im
mediate and summary relief; every
day's delay is an injustice to my
clients." he declared.
"There are charges . and serious
charges contained in this audit, the
principal statement being that there
are no books and' records at all,
such as a company should have. All
wc found were notations on slips
of paper, nothing from which the
auditors could strike any balance at
all. We didn't get any, even after
a week's work."
Mulfinger argued there was no
necessity for delay to permit the
Brictson attorney to examine the
figures because all the figures in the
audit were submitted by the Brict-
"They worked right with the
auditors and have everything in the
way of information that we have
in fact we had to take their word for
all the figures we have."
lie said there were only 10 rows of
figures in the whole audit not sub
mitted by them.
Giller contended that adequate
books and records would be fur
nished to the court, whereupon the
court announced a recess until Mon
day. That day, August 29, is Judge
Woodroueh's birthday, be acclaimed'
I proudly, when Mulfinger asked if
next Monday were not a holiday.
"Yes. it is, my birthday, but we'll
hold court anyway," said Wood
rough. Mulfinger asked the judge to in
struct Giller to turn over to him the
original check paid to Lee Huff,
prominent Omaha automobile man,
for his Brictson stock. The amount
j is said to be $10,000.
Will Probe Charges Against
Clay Center Postmaster
Clay ( enter. Neb., Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) Two special inspectors for the
Postoffice department arrived here to
make a thorough canvass of the city
to investigate reports and written
charges against Postmaster F. A.
Vote on Rail Bill
Washington, Aug. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman Andrews,
who was the lone legislator from
Nebraska to vote against the bill pro
viding for funding securities offered
by the railroads for indebtedness that
they are under to the government,
which passed the house late Monday
night, said, in explanation of his
negative vote, "the treasury should
not assume any additional unneces
sary obligations. The account should
be balanced and the difference paid
to the party in interest. If the bal
ance is due the roads they should
receive it, and if to the government
the national treasury should receive
it. The attitude and financial condi
tion of the roads toward the govern
ment bring renewed demands for ad
ditional cash from time to time. The
national treasury should cease to be
the banking house for the railroads
and the taxpayers should be relieved
from those burdens. When the roads
reduce their excessive rate and show
a disposition to finance their own en
terprises, the country will receive the
relief to which it is entitled."
Breeders Body Will Make
Trip to Inspect Live Stock
Ord, Neb., Aug. 23. (Special.)
Company Agent Dale, secretary of
the Loup Valley Pure 'Bred Stock
Breeders association, has planned a
booster trip for members to inspect
some of the high-bred stock in Val
ley county. The trip will take place
Monday, August 29, and after an
all-day trip members will i ieet in
the Ord club rooms with their fam
ilies and friends for a big picnic
dinner. A number of Ord business
men will make the trip.
All Nebraska Heat Records
Broken; 106 at Fairbury
, Nebraska broke all its 1921 rec
Fairbury headed the procession
with a temperature of 106, accord
ing to a report of the weather bu
reau yesterday morning.
Auburn came second with 104,
while Grand Island, Hastings.
Holdrege and Lincoln reported 102.
At Red Cloud the mercury
climbed to 101.
Omaha's highest temperature was
Former Members of Church
Hold Picnic and Reunion
Friend. Neb., Aug. 23: (Special.)
Former members of the Turkey
Creek Center U. H. church, which
was established in 1893 south of this
city and disbanded in 1918, held a
reunion at the farm home ot Oscar
Johnson on the Blue river west of
Beaver Crossing. There were 70
present coming from Denver, Colo.;
Geneva. Phillips, Friend and Cor
Fire Destroys Hardware
Store at Hardy; Loss $12,000
Superior, Neb.. Aug. 23. --(Special.)
The Fair-Bryan hardware
store at Hardy. Neb., was destroyed
by fire. The blaze was discovered
when the report of exploding gun
powder was heard. The loss is esti
mated at $12,000. Origin of (he fire
Franklin County Fair Will
Be Held-September 13-16
The Franklin county fair will be
held September 13 to 10. Several
new buildings are being erected for
j the care of stock and poultry.
j Clothes to canary b:Hs arc oiTcred
(for sale in The Bee want ad columns.
Published by Arrangement With Life.
Table Rock Man
Table Rock, Neb., Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) Enos Jones, 57, prominent
citizen of Table Rock, committed
suicide by shooting himself. He had
been in poor health for some time,
and his mind was said to have beeu
While liis relatives were away
from home, he took a .22 caliber rifle
and fastened it in a plum thicket,
so that it was on a level with his
head. Then he stood in front of the
gun and pushed the trigger with a
stick. The bullet entered the brain
just below the car, causing instant
Jones had formerly been promi
nent in community affairs. He was
county commissioner for some time.
For the last few years he has been
in poor health and spent three
months at a sanitarium in Lincoln.
He was not married but lived with
his sister and her husband.
Are Now in Effect
Washington. Aug. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Senator Hitchcock was
advised today of the issuance of
treasurer regulations affecting butter
nfacle from sour cream, in line with
Attorney General Daugherty's opin
ion, holding that butter made of
sour crcanr and reduced by an alkali
was not adulterated buttered within
the meaning of the food and drugs
The treasury regulation is as fol
lows: "Butter manufactured from
sour cream, the acidity of which has
been reduced by the use of lime
water before churning, is not adul
terated butter within the meaning of
section four of the act of May 9,
1920; however, manufacturers pro
ducing butter from filthy, decom
posed or putrid substances or, who
add to their product any deleterious
ingredient are subject to prosecution
under .the food and drugs act."
Radio Market Report Puts on
Heavy Fall Wave Length
If you haven't been getting your
wireless weather and market report
regularly from the government air
mail station at Ak-Sar-Beu field, you
will be relieved to know that it is
only because the report has put on
its heavy fall wave length.
From the 800 meter wave length
formerly employed, the market report
has been changed to a 2,500 meter
' wave length it was announced yester-
1 rln f.l tr.ttM, ,rY rnmnlaMil fT,,i .trfm
amateurs that they have been unable
to pick it up.
The report is sent each morning at
Aged Gothenburg Pioneer
Stricken by Paralysis
Gothenburg. Neb.. Aug:. 23. (Spe
cial.) Abe Parsons, 75, probably
will never be able to walk again be
cause of a stroke of paralysis in his
right side. He is unable to move
either his right arm or leg. Mr.
Parsons came to this vicinity more
than 50 years ago. before the town
or the Union Pacific were built, and
has lived here ever since.
Man Badly Hurt as lie Falls
From Roof of School House
Superior, Neb., Aug. 23. (Spe
cial. J Vcrn Crosby icll from the
roof of the school houie at Abdnl
while doing some repair work, sus
taining a broken shoulder, wrist and
several rib.- lie v;is rushed to the
Lrvis Memorial lioj-pita! at 'Superior
Change Made in
Research Board to Classify
Children as to Whether
Morally, Physically or
Lincoln, Aug. 23. (Special.) I
first steps toward a revolutionary
change in committing delinquent and
feeble-minded children to state in
stitutions were taken today by the
state board of control when Kath
crinc YVorley, chairman, announced
the appointment of Dr. B, F. Wil
liams of Lincoln as consulting di
rector of the state bureau of juvenile
research, and Dr. Martha Koenig of
Lincoln as field officer of the bureau.
Dr. Williams will receive $2,500 a
year and Dr. Koenig. $2,000 a year.
Under the new plan effective Oc
tober 1, a section of the rtate ortho
pedic hospital at Lincoln will be re
served as a clearing house for chil
dren. There children, unmanageable
because of pure "devilment" in their
systems, children unmanageable be
cause of defective minds and children
of all other descriptions will be
classified and sent to various state in
stitutions for treatment.
Children to Be Classified.
It means an end to m.-.i.y com
mitments to state institutions by
juvenile courts. Instead, when a
child persistently causes trouble, he
will be sent to the board of juvenile
research at Lincoln, where tests will
be made .to learn whether he-is mor
ally, physically or mentally de
linquent and treatment for whatever
kind of delinquency which the board
diagnoses will be given.
One of the first duties of the new
board, as outlined today by Miss
Worley, will be reclassification of
many children now in state institu
tions. "Under the system in vogue now,"
Miss Worley said, "children have
been sent to the reformatory who
should have been in the orphanage
and children in the orphanage who
should be in the reformatory and
children in both of these institutions
who need operations of various kinds
which would make good citizens of
them in the years to come."
Clinical Psychologist. .
The board plans to announce the
appointment of a clinical psychologist
Won't cost you a cent
The Bee pays all expenses
Do you want to go to the world series at the expense 'of
The Bee? Would you like to see the galaxy of stars
fight for the championship this year? We know you
would. We'll make a bet that every fall since you got
out of short trousers you have envied the fellow who has
been to -see the world series games, and have wished
more than once that you were lucky enough to be in
Now you have a chance. The Bee will pay your ex
penses to see the world series games, and you can get
this wonderful trip without it costing you a cent. This
means railroad transportation both ways, Pullman
berth, meals enroute, hotel expenses and grandstand
tickets. What more could you want?
The opportunity is here! But not for sleepers. You'll
get caught napping off second unless you get busy and
let it be known you want to go. Go to The Bee office
and see Mr. Parsons, or write and let him know you
want to make the trip. Call him by phone and make an
evening appointment if you can't get around in the
Not a Contest
Call on Mr. Parsons at The Bee
Office for details. If you live
out of town, write a letter
Drown in Platte
Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 23.
(Special.) John Fines, jr., of Shel
ton and Miss Eunice Musgravc ot
Kaymondville, Tex., narrowly es
caped drowning in the Platte river
30 miles southwest of this city. After
both had gone down twice, the girl
was rescued by a young farmer from
Prosser and Fines managed to swim
to a point near the bank and wa
assisted by his father, who waded
out within a few feet of the deep
hole and helped his son to shore.
Scvreal families had gone to the
Platte river for an outing and a
number of young people, including
Mr. Fines and Miss Musgravt, were
wading along in shallow water when
the two stepped off into a deep hole.
Their cries for help were heard by
other members of the party and
when the young man from Prosser
reached the scene, both had gone
down the second time. He jumped
into the water and, taking the girl
away from Fines, told the latter ot
swim to shore while he rescued the
in a short time who will perforin
operations and be at the ju.enile re
search headquarters constantly. Dr.
Williams will be more of an advisory
physician than anything else while
Dr. Koenig will be out in the state
constantly examining children who
are causing trouble and sending them
into the research bureau at Lincoln.
A $20,000 appropriation for the
establishment of such a bureau was
made by the last legislature. It is
one of the few child welfare plans
which survived the legislature.
Motorcyclist Injured As
Machine Strikes Curbing
Beatrice. Neb.. Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) Ernest Rasmussen, motor
cyclist, was cut and bruised on the
body when his machine crashed into
the curbing. He turned out to avoid
a collision with a car and in doing
so lost control of his machine which
dashed into the curbing, throwing
him violently to the ground and
smashing the front wheel.
Face Burned by Acid
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) Ed Elliott of the mechanical
department of the Swift & Company
plant here, sustained a badly burned
face when he attempted to pour
muriatic acid into a bottle. The fluid
boiled up, striking him in the face.
Going to the
Plan Drive for
Common Errors of Speech
Listed in New Course of
Study Children to Get
Correct English will be the watch
word of Omaha public school teach
ers during the coming school year,
according to an announcement Tues
day morning by J. II. Bevcridge,
superintendent of schools.
A new English course of study,
prepared by a committee of Omaha
teachers in conjunction with the su
perintendent, contains the following
14 phrases commonly incorrectly en
l.ooky hei. or
I c'n git it
Don't eher sec'.'
Plan Daily Drill.
In every class at least five min
utes a day will be devoted to speech
drill and the teachers will be re
quired to plan thoughtfully to make
these drills function. At intervals
a "Better English" week will be ar
ranged for the schools. The aims
of these drills will be to cause the
child to discriminate between cor
rect and incorrect forms and help
him form the habit of correct speech
through daily usage.
Children will be encouraged in cor
iccting each other in a positive,
,The new course of study also con
tains a list of 62 common errors made
through the various grades, this hav
ing been determined by observation.
Sixth Grade Weakness.
A common sixth grade error is "He
sits in back of me," instead of "He
sits back of me."
"Where is he at?" seems to be rn
error peculiar to the fifth grade.
The error of "My father, he did it,"
is to be corrected in the second
The teachers will be expected to
be exemplars in the correct use of
words and also in articulation.
McKelvie Calls Meeting
Of Nebraska Park Board
Lincoln, Aug. 23. (Special.)
Governor McKelvie today sent a let-
ter to ntcmhers of the state patlc
board announcing a meeting of that
body in his office, September 7,
Members of the board arej Dr,
Harold Gilford, Omaha; G. D.
Butterficld, Norfolk; W. A. Harri
son, York; A. J. Weaver, balls City ;
J. 1'. Cordeal, McCook.
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