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Hear die Voice of die People.
Senator tt Washington who ire opposing
(tie four-power treaty arc Tiyititc fl and Ico.e
m ttli tlie public. When, in 1 9 JO, tlie Treaty of
Versatile Mat submitted to "a great and olrmii
referendum" the answer relurnetl by the people
Hat unmistakable. Warren (. Harding, run
niitg on a platform that iiromiscl to establish
prae without entangling his country in dan
gerous alliances, was elected by the nit im
pressive majority ever registered. He led liis
democratic opponent, pledged to the Wilson pro
gram, ly more than 7.fKK),000 votes.
Thin emphatically did the people approve the
Harding program a a substitute (or the Wilson
treaty. In redemption of hit party' platform
and of hit own pledge to the voters, the preM
drnt called the Washington conference, where
amid the acclaim of even the democrats, agree
ment were reached whereby armies and naviet
are limited, chancel of war reduced, the road to
permanent prace opened, taxation lessened, and
k better way of international relationship estab
lished. Now partisan factions are seeking to de.
stroy the work of thit conference.
When the treaties were submitted to the sen
ate for consideration, Mr. Harding said plainly
that if thit work it undone or rejected, it will be
futile to try again. Other nations will not bother
trying to negotiate with another that does not
know its own mind. If the group which is op
posing the treaty in the senate, among which is
numbered Ihc democratic senator from Nebraska,
succeeds in defeating the four-power treaty, it
will have nullified the entire accomplishment of
the Washington conference. Agreements as to
China, Vap, arms limitations and all the stones
in the arch of which the four-power treaty it the
keystone, will fall if these irreconcilables have
The hypocrisy of the democrats in their
present attitude is too plain to call for much com
ment. They are daily swallowing whole pages
of the record they made under Wilson that they
may embarrass Harding. Such republicans as
Borah, Johnson and Brandege have at least the
appearance of consistency in' their unreasoning
determination not to let any sort of a treaty go
through, for they fought Wilson as persistently
as they afre now fighting Harding.
On the surface it appears that the pending
treaty will be ratified, but whether it is or
whether it fails, the people should mark the sen
ators who are now recreant to the plain mandate
given at the election in 1920. Our people want
a rest, a chance to recover, and this is to be de
nied them if the work of the Washington confer
ence is destroyed by purblind partisanship.
pfrlupi nut the flil cne. An equation uiiH
lt) known and only en unknown quantity
fiually it ii ty one to "Ke. The Dee hope
thai the city commtMion will live ihit one earnest
iirniion during the nu few mouth, to the
cud that whrti the neat budget it nude up the
answer N wuvh clearer than the one pre
rented now at an expedient
TUB HKK: OMAHA. THURSDAY. MARCH V. W'X.
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More Democratic Deception.
l)rmKiti'c nrpaprrt, caught in one fUe
hood at to the I9J1 legislature' amendment of
the tax li, evade that liue and undertake a
"come haek" ty quoting an entirely different ec
tion of the l.
Originally thoe newspaper charged that the
legislature had failed to lower the mill Uvy
I. nuts for tovvnt, counties and school district!
when it changed the !'s of valuation. The
Hre pointed out that the legislature had done
'that ery thing. .Vow ihee paper pick new
issue and claim that the legislature, in amending
Stencil 6450 of the revenue law, omitted the
former 5-mill limit for general stale taxes.
This It true. The limit was dropped. It wat
dropped heeause, under legislative procedure
upheld by the couilt, it meant nothing at all.
The 5 mill limit applied to the genrral ktale tax,
but for year it had heen evaded by the simple
expedient of making special levies) for specific
purposes. Whenever the legislature found the
S-niill limit a bar, it simply took one or more
items out of the genrral appropriation and pro
vided special levies, the state university, the slate
normals and the Mate bridge fund being exam
plei of this practiie. The limit wat, in fact, no
limit at all.
This practice involved appropriaiions by levy
rather than by specific amounts. Frequently
the levy raised more money than the legislature
intended. Raising the general fund limit permits
definite appropriation and the gathering to
gether of all appropriations in a single budget
so that the taxpayer know exactly what he is
Tangles at Muscle Shoals.
From the committee that has been handling
the Ford proposal to take over the Muscle
Shoals enterprise comes, the information that
legal tangle exist which will require ten years
to straighten out. Thit discovery ought and
probably will lead to a thorough inquiry into the
bargains made by Newton P. Baker, as secre
tary of war, with the promoters of the, original
scheme, An investigation already has developed
the fact that the government's share of the work
down there was extravagantly and recklessly
financed. It is not improbable, it the claims or
the Alabama company and other concerns, now
set up to rights that can not be extinguished by
a lease to Ford, have any foundation, they will be
found resting on loose practices prevailing in the
War department. On one occasion it was
brought out in the house that the work was pro
ceeding under an agreement that would turn the
plant over to the promoters without charge at the
close of the war. This was amended to call for
the payment on part of the promoters of the
scrap or junk value of the plant. As at first ar-
ranged, the schemers who were back of the deal
would have received from the government as a
free gift a going concern in which $100,000,000
of public funds had been invested. A department
that made such an agreement may have in some
equally slipshod way have mortgaged other val
uable rights of the people at Muscle Shoals. It
will do no harm to go into the matter deep
enough to find out just how much of that great
work really belongs to the United States," whose
money has paid for it all.
. Police Pay Question Not Answered.
Omaha policemen have reached a solution of
their personal problem en a basis that may elicit
some consideration. The men have tacitly con
sented 4o an enforced vacation of two dayt per
month per man, a reduction in pay, but not to
appearing. The saving thus effected will com
pensate for the impending deficit in the budget.
As far as the men are concerned this arrange
ment appears to be all right. It affects them
sJone and in a direct way. The public,, how
ever, hat an interest " in the matter. On
the basi of two days off for each man, the
force available for duty will be short each month
to the extent of about ten men per day. When
it is remembered that the force of , patrolmen
ilready is too small to properly look after the
service expected of them, the seriousness of the
situation must be noted. Two elements of the
problem are thus presented: Omaha has not
enough policemen; the fund i too small to pay
those now on duty. The readiest solution is
Beet Sugar and Nebraika.
Action of the Chamber of Commerce at Scotts
hluff. expressing its support of the Fordney
tariff measure for a duty on sugar, it not solely
the reflection of local interests. All Nebraska is
concerned in the prosperity of the sugar. beet in
dustry, and this is vitally affected by the tariff.
In I9J0, when sugar was soaring to undreamed
of pricet, domestic beet producer afforded 11. 1
pcr rent of the total amount consumed In the
United States. In 1921 this source of supply
hat risen to 23.05 per cent, the tonnage for the
two yean being 454,446 and 946,977 respectively.
The tariff is desirable, for it is directly reflected
in the price paid for tugar beets. Nebraska's
contribution to the total supply of beet sugar is
growing each year, moving up from 60,870 tons
in 1919 to 103,464 tons in 1921, almost one-ninth
of the country's total. The impressiveness of
these figures can not be mistaken, and afford full
warrant for the action of the Scottsbluff com
mercial body in demanding that ample protection
be afforded the industry that is so valuable to
the state as a whole. Sugar men are looking to
another year of short supply and correspond
ingly increased prices, and it surely behooves
Americans to encourage as far as possible the
production at home of the sugar they heed. The
beet men are doing their share, and the public
should help some.
Arms and the Chinaman.
President Harding has issued a proclamation
forbidding the export of arms and ammunition to
China. This rests on the fact that the United
States has extra-territorial interest in China, and
therefore can not have any part, however re
mote, in the domestic discord of the country.
Will this stop the supply of American arms to
the Chinese armies, of whatever grade of color?
We doubt it. Unless the makers of war supplies
are suddenly become what peaceably inclined
folks would like to see, it may be taken for
granted that they will find a way out of their
present dilemma. Nothing in the proclamation
forbids the sale of arms to Sweden, or Portugal,
or any one of several countries that might be
named. Then a resale could be effected. The
guns and cartridges will get a little longer sea
voyage, maybe, but eventually will bring up in
China. Mr. Harding has done what he can, and
in good faith. The cannon makers will do the rest.
The New York husband who punched the jiosc
of a Metropolitan tenor because of an "artistic
kiss" implanted on a wife's lips, may not have
helped the cause of art any, but he showed an
appreciation of propriety that deserves com
Ratify Four-Power Pad
Ntbratk Stmimtnt Favor lit
Immediate Approval by gtntie.
A "widows' league" has been formed at Chi
cago, to protect those who have lost husbands
gainst unscrupulous deceivers, bamuel Wellers
dictum thus goes into reverse. English.
tht the Chamber of Commerce knows
where its headquarters will be for the next five
years, it may take up other matters.
What difference will it make whether the
bonus bill has only two-thirds or all of the vote,
so long as it goet?'
Sir Harry Lauder says prohibition is pitiful
to look at, but the land has another sight that
Omaha was first in live stock receipts again
for a single day. Some time this record will be
Omaha's welfare board is taking in a lot of
territory if it assumes to regulate boxing and
Some school children are found to be under
weight, but this does not mean they are under
Hardwood manufacturers admit their hard
luck with the court.
Origin of a Presidential Policy.
President Harding's alleged statement that
he favors an equitable tariff recalls the case of
the Kentucky orator who said with solemn em
phasis: "Fellow citizens, I am for the measure
with all my heart if it is right and against it with
all my soul if it is wrong." Louisville Courier.
Another Pacifist Crying Out.
Representative Gallivan, democrat, of Massa
chusetts, says the United States will be in an
actual state of war just as long as prohibition
enforcement lawt are attempted. Let us have
peace, by all means. New. Orleans Times-Picayune,
Poii (. Van Detistn What thl the erute
do wiili ihe foiir poner treaty? Kaljlv ii, just
a they should have dime wnlt the VeisaiUrt
part. let pulnui md more utettitnshi
would please the people a tot better. Whatever
will help to suMue world condition will hrln
lutinrss, and better business i what we all wut.
E. A. Watraili he eoulrrer at Washing,
ton did the best they roiild in preparing ihe (our.
power treaty, which deals especially with IVilic
arlair. America will he wonderfully bene filed
by early action in the ruai. Amendments "iy
he beneficial, hut not a prolonged fight. The
senate should ratify, not revolt.
M. A. Prowii-l'laying politic with the four,
power treny i a betrayal of senatorial responsi
bility. The treaty speak for itself without in.
triprrution or reservations. Republican iirecon.
iliahlrt are dinging a pit for thrir own frrt.
Democratic objectors are riding for a fall. The
people demand speedy ratification.
A. S. Ilerry The senate should pa the four.
pnwrr treaty without a quibble. The seuatort
ihrmselvet can not but think that it in a good
thing. They should back Harding's udministra
tion, and we think but little of the republican
member who does not. The people of thU part
of the country look with scorn upon the dilatory
work of that distinguished body.
George Grimes The senate should pass the
fdur-powrr past without delay and with such
reservations as it thinks wise. The treaty i a
definite forward step toward permanent world
peace, clears the air of doubt and fear in the
Pacific and makes for international understand
ing. Norfolk News.
The senate should ratify the four-power
treaty, with a reservation if it prefers making
clear our position under the constitution. The
public is in no mood to tolerate another par
tisan squabble over impossible reservation to
an important treaty and would resent the injec
tion of politics into the fight. It would be a
crime not to ratify or to kill the treaty by at
taching nullifying reservations.
Clark Perkins Irreconcilable senators should
rot spoil a good record with silly objections. The
treaty should be ratified without reservations
and without delay. No more analogy exists be
tween it and the League of Nations covenant
than between a warranty deed and an agreement
to refrain from attacking the title to property.
Failure to ratify will restore the Anglo-Japanese
Clay County Sun.
Fred B. Howard The four-power pact should
be given the deepest and most patriotic considera
tion, revised on careful lines and adopted with
out waste of time. Evolved along the accepted
lines of treaty making in the United States and
living up to the best precedents of this country,
it stands immune to any argument except one
based on strictly partisan lines.
Preparedness Still a Duty
The National Council for the Reduction of
Armaments has issued a bulletin in which it is
said: "The common sense of the nation is urg
ing the policy of drastic economy upon con
gress. The army and avy appropriations con
stitute the only field where further economy i
practicable. We maintain that a reduction- of
50 per cent is not excessive at this time." Many
members of congress are not reluctant to believe
that the only field where further economy is
practicable is the military establishment. They
have threatened to reduce the army to 75,000
its strength in 1913, nearly ten years ago, was
85,000 men and they want to cut the navy per
sonnel to a figure that would necessitate the tak
ing of half the battleships of the fleet out of
comhiission. These members of congress would
soon find ways of spending the money thus
saved. The strength and efficiency of the army
for the routine work it has to do and the condi
tion of the navy as the first line of de
fense little concern these pseudo-economists.
They call themselves anti-militarists as soon as
the last shot in a war has been fired and they can
The composition of the National Council for
Reduction of Armaments is pertinent. It was or
ganized on October 20, 1921, at Washington,
Among its constituent parts are: The National
League of Women Voters, the General Federa
tion of Women's Clubs, the National Congress
of Mothers and Parent-Teachers' association, the
National Consumers' league, the National Wo
men's Trade Union league, the National Milk
Producers' association, the National Board of
Farm Organizations, the National Woman's
Christian Temneranre Union, the American As
sociation of University Women, the Friends of
Disarmament Council, the Fellowship of Re
conciliation, the Women's International league,
the Women's Peace Union, the Council of Wo
men for Home Missions, the Foreign Policy as
sociation, the Society for Elimination of Eco
nomic Causes of War, the Women's Committee
for World Disarmament, and the American
Union Against Militarism. Merged in the Na
tional Council for the Reduction of Armaments,
it is these organizations and a few others of like
tendencies and aims that demand of congress
that the present army be reduced by one-half
and that half the ships of the fleet be laid up.
The army can not stand much more reducing
if it is to remain a modem army it was any
thing but a modern army in 1913, when its com
plement was 85,000 men. Nor must congress
play fast and loose with the fleet. All but three
of the ships of the three-year program are to be
scrapped. Whatever economies are effected in
the navy, other capital ships must not be
scrapped. The Washington conference did not
abolish war. Preparedness is still a duty. New
There Will Be Airships Yet.
Tlie wisdom of replacing the Roma would be
doubtful, as Secretary Weeks has said, hut it
would be even more unwise for the United States
to cease experiment with the airship because of
the failures so far recorded. What is needed is
not another Roma or another R-38, but a lightcr-than-air
model built throughout by American
engineers, using the data which have been ac
cumulated at so great an expense of life and
money. Trying out dirigibles is a hazardous
business. The government was aware of that
fact when it ordered the tests. But the dirigible
will be perfected somewhere soon or late, and
there it little to be said for dropping the whole
enterprise because of the initial sacrifices in
Instead of ending now the experiments should
begin. It would be a sad comment on our me
chanical genius if this accident to an airship built
in Italy should put a period to American devel
opment of lighter-than-air machines. New York
Treat Ahead for King George.
It is said that sweet potatoes will soon be
served at King George' table. That's fine.
Now let King George have a try it corned
beef and cabbage, liver and onions and crackling
com pone and buttermilk, and he will soon
barn to live the democracy that he seems to like
so much. Houston Poj
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THE -PNEU-FLU" AMBUSH.
Tl l'nlif'1 Hlalra publiti broil h
reports, tinM February A, ii;'2.
'rrti a ilte siting lite til num.
tier t't iltaih from pneumonia and
llifliisnja. tluHl'ir III first Ave Wrfka
if III, a ntmparoH Willi I ha tuine
iriuii in m:o ni ii.
It will l irmriuirl iliat In Jan
uary Mini Krbruary, tl, th piin
ilrnili' or f'i'tultrr, I !!, ha J not
tniti I'lflrl V spun lli-lf. Th Inml
IIUtnhrT of ileillll from tlltf 1ln-f-m
III 34 Inrua I'lllrx of the l'liltr'1
Hnira wat I7.I3&. Kvrrv pun of
Ili t'nlii'il Hi lira rrprenrntnt
In January mid rVhruarv, l;'i.
tlisra usa a diaiini'l wava of Inrtii
rn.i, Tim total ntlinhrr of dratha
from tlir.e io lliui"- In the same
permit of I hut sear waa 12.997.
The d ii Hi rai In 1921 waa uni
versally low al u'l srasona anil In all
purta of lha country. It waa In I'm
first four moniha thai IS-1 made
that irnil of lia rai'ord which waa so
uierlor to that of oilier year.
Iavlnf out 'nia hi unci Hi. I'uut.
iiipo tlio arrvh-a liu lot rriorta
from (lime cHlva, lha total number
of it.'Mlhn from the tu cutiin-a In
mi. in the list of ill a. was 3. Tlx.
In 1V22 Ihe total oiimlitT of death
from tli two caiiMca waa 4,S7.
KLinlylnif the weekly record of the
vnrloua lilacea. I find that thn num.
bee of Heal ha liicreaaed limierlully
d ii rln if (he II fill wrek of ihe period
In Nw Haven, Allinila, ( IiIimho, In.
diunapolm. Iiulavllle, Kansaa City,
liufraltt and New York I'lty.
In the remainder of the cillca the
tendency waa aoiiicliinea downward,
anineilnii'S level and aonietiiiica
lightly upward. Thn natural trend
all over the country in the avrrnaa
winter Ik for a alight meplike, week
ly increase until aomewhore about
the middle of March.
The evidence indicates dourly
that the exceedlncly low death rule
of the wlntei'-vpring of 1921 will not
be dupllcHted thl year.
At the anme time it does not seem
to ba on the carda for ua to huve ua
much Influenza-pneumonic, an in
IS19 or 1920. DurinK the flrat five
weeks the dealha were Icmi than one
third the. 1SUS figure and !' than
one-half that of I92.
Nevertheless, it behooves each one
of ua to take care of hlmaelf or her
self. Kspeclally muat the very old
and very young look to their heitlth.
It Is well to remember that pneu
monia, la partial to the fat, the red
faced and the visrorous.
I recently heard Ir. Arthur Mo
Oormkk. pecrelary of the Kentucky
health board. ndvlnlni? the public to
set vaccinated againitt colda and
pneumonia, and giving1 liis reason
He frankly said the laboratory
people, us a rule, had no confidence
In the procedure, but he told us why
he, aa a practical man, did hive con.
fldence in It.
He said that It did not seem to
pi-event many colds, but it did seem
to prevent pneumonia from develop
ing out of colds. He hsd some fair
ly convincing proof on that point.
1'or the cure of pneumonia he ad
vocated pneumonia antigens, and he
gave his reasons for his belief In that
Pneumonia antigens aa a remedy
for severe coryza, acute brfcichiti
and pneumonia has more talkine
points than has the general run of
I agree thoroughly with the advice
given the Chicago Association ofj
Commerce by Health Commissioner
Bundesen. People who wish to
avoid pneumonia and influenza will
do well to keep away from hot
rooms, illy ventilated places and the
places where people, crowd together.
Ofllela.1 figures for an additional
two weeks in February Indicate. I
think, that the crest of the wave has
Dip 'Em in Kerosene.
B. It. H. writes: "I notice some of
vour friends are annoyed by crack
ing finger ends. This trouble com
menced on me three years ago, and,
after trying various projects, I hit
on using kerosene.
"I soap my hands well, then dip
my nail brush in kerosene and scrub
thoroughly, especially the finger
ends. I rinse, but do not try to re
move all the kerosene. If I keep up
this treatment 1 have no trouble."
Many people, treat chilblains the
same way. Cracking finger ends is
a cousin to chilblains.
Ncrvousnea From Lights.
J. G. B. writes: "Certain nervous
and internal deeretion disturbances,
I believe, are frequently aided in
their establishment not only by eye
strain but by poor lighting. Thn
glare of a modern, unprotected high
power tungsten becomes a real trial
and definite stress upon the worker.
"As you are no doubt aware, in
1909 Sir William Crooks made up
some 300 mixtures of glass with the
object of obtaining a glass which
would definitely exclude injurious
rays, and then also in the optical
Held we have the 'Noviol' glass.
"Has anything of real value been
accomplished along these lines for
general office lighting?
"I have repeatedly found this sub
ject of importance to both nervous
and some other patients."
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I 'of Urn Itunua.
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Til liar! I waa lt In lh mbf
d-irin- I lua war, but we laajy io
answer the nailon'a t all al any nine.
Ho am not writing for my own in
trisal. It la humiliating It loa 10
know thai O'lr rl Miilm man liava
iccciwd gui'ti poor lreimnt alio
h war rndr.j, Any ciiuru who
a,tv Dial iIh-m. men ai not roililrd
lo any boiiua I an undrairul'le, Thr
men were draf'd from soo.l pn.
Hull', homes and lrd miea cros.
rd lh" pond, and w.ra wiliim; 10
til that Ho nation nuehl lite,
Thry ii.. i only earnrd iliia atnatl
buiiiia that lhy uk, hut should
have a priouon for life. Why not
t.ne (hi. money needed under this
plun: IMV no iutrrest In any una
Iml.tln liberty bonda for lo yiara,
di-flaio these bonda to per cent,
Kite till hit per re-tit end Inlrresl al
a I'l'ima in our e service mn.
Thia would niakft a lion t IV0U..
fliiil.miit or better. No es-arrvlca man
would wink al bmoia like thla
This would a Is ante lt of lti
terM for thia nation in the future.
What would lhaae hood be worth
if w should bava Inst the war?
I'd Imps thla cannot be done. If
not, why not?
The value f our farma ha been
deflated to the tune of 0 per rent
or betier. Th product of our farm
hua nearly been woiihlesa for two
ye.ira, until very lutely. I do not
blame the rvice men for thla.
As I hardly think the federal re
nerve bunk aaked them any oura
lions before they went ehead.
I see no reason al all why the
holders of povernmrtit bonda ahould
not receive Ihe sums treatment
we farmer have enjoyed. These
bonds are now meetly In the hnnda
of Wall street and they certainly
can stund It aa well ua the farmers;
or the government can put a straight
tax on all property, and there almuld
he no exemption for any amount of
property, as all who are enjoying
the protection of the stars and
stripes should pay accordingly.
It I a pleasure for me to know
Ihst we have men at the head of
this great nation whose eurs are low
enough to listen to the voice of the
common people and before long Jus
tice will be given to all concerned,
farmers, laborers end last, but not
least, the reward will be yours when
the election rolls around.
One thing we farmers need to
learn i to carry our heads on our
own shoulders, and not stand with
our mouths open ready to swallow
all this political propaganda offered
us lately. We should not turn our
votes into the hands of any politi
cian, but reserve the right to exer
cise our vote as we see fit. and be
besides turn over $18 of our hard
earned caah for the promotion of
Lot us show our boys how we
stand on the bonus question. I am
standing back of you boys, as strong
as I did when you were going over
the top making the world safe for
THE FAKMtliS S'JM-
Halt for Irbdi Votes.
Omaha, March 4. To the Editor
of The Bee: The republic of Ire
land Irish are kidding Tumulty,
Mullen and Hanley Irish for going
out In the country to Kearney to the
Wilsonian St. Patricks day demo
cratic convention, or rarher, a meet
ing to discuss our senior senators
ft ail equity in political life in Ne
braska, an equity so thin, many wise
birds are advising quit claim deed to
(From tha Washlnaton Star.)
A good many persons are rising to
the defense of Hollywood, a "movie"
city in California. A few citizens of
that town have become involved In
scandal, and a murder, attracting
much attention, was recently done
there. From the defenders of Holly
wood and its inhabitants one gets the
idea that Hollywoodere and the
movie people actors and all are
being indicted by public opinion as
immoral and much given to entan-
1 , .' .i..,44o. or.fi rBnrlfll.
iemcill 111 "iiuiuct "
Reasonable people do not Indict a
class for the lapses of a few. The
actors, photographers, writers, man
,. Kanir.. anil nil the others
who make up the moving picture
personnel are rone wno aervcu m
i f -urnrlr hpfnre thev
found employment in the movies. It
- , i a i, ,., V.A rnr..
IS a large citiaa, aou il um".
posed of many kinds of persons.
There must be good, bad and indif-
r,...rTlt in tVlA TYlOVinff OlctUt'e
class. Just sa in all other classes of
mere mortals, it is manneauy un-ni-
n .uinb- et fVir. nponle of one
trade, or profession, or art, as being
scandalous because a small fraction
of 1 per cent of them get into trou
ble. To denounce Hollywood as an
Improper place to live because they
have had a murder there Is to speak
unfairly, foolishly. People of good
brains and good instincts do not thus
make charges against a wnoic oass.
There are scandals and murders In
ii ih. iio. hut It r1nii tint tend
to prove that the people of ho
citiea are given over iu Muuai
avoid rost an. .o4i nVn. I. n. )r
)i,.l ineni, lin old ."iulil
are shaking: a oin litis, r al Ihe
"liatik of .Saio.iis' and luaklns!
knots 11!- nod lo lb proari !.
I'Hllv Tlia nati'r' nrl"ipir la
aa iri't Hto yraia on Ilia am.
sior s t . at hirtaoirnla In banking
aatma, oi .lustrums in ii ii (
Ilia s".al"l lirw t til " I for lUll-i-Unit
of liK-urf and i'"!'!
i;t-IUItli T. I I.VNN.
Mil 'e Hint.
l ialiiing I on for ll'aln.
rretiKHil. Nth , Man It T.l Ihc
Kdimr f The lire: I want in es--rrs
my appra. latum in toil In tbr
hihM iciin iif .nii riliiniil of
loiliy mi "Noi l'urliaiiisi.i ISut I'm-'
ity," nnpliasUiii. lha gatirially
country -wills insistence mi it cUaner
Ihrairr and mow. It i. in line
with ilia brat of Tbf lire' uniform
ly rvilent editorial iKirmnna on
all a'll'jsiis under It t'r.-iit edi
torial management. I git around a
great dcil into all lha great t me
an d o get a rv wide rut"
metropolitan trading and 1 want
lo My lhal there l not a p.ipir
published anywhere at Ihla lone ili.it
I like bailer r nuiie go well. The
Hiotig CUy Journal la Hie neartst
iipproactl lit II.
It must ion be n-hiiih-iI by ihrr
the friend or foe tf the Impure i bo
ater and films I hut Ihe old American
stock, lh old 1'urnan slock. IN Hid
nitty one that la. standing solid for
high moral publin atandnrda. There
I (rowing up In thla roi.ntrv a (real
riraiidlimvlNii pupii hit Ion, of whom I
apt one. that run he counted on lo
stand up for what t III accordance
with the tiei.i old American tradi
tion. There is Hie great Lutheran
church of Aioerlitt Hint la develop.
Ing n powerfully Herman, I'milsli,
Hsvedlsh, Norwegian and oilier. 1
am lint mvsclf a Lutheran, bill un
derstand all Ihesa languages und at
tend on occaalon Lutheran services
In nil of them. 1 know aa perhaps
fw realUe, getting out over the
country en much, what a great and
powerful force for righteousness the
Lutheran church la becoming n
lighting force for righteousness of
no milk and water sort.
J. V. HANSON".
"hairl for hport'a Sake."
Omaha, March . To the Kditor
of The lire: I enjoyed very much
reading your edltorlul In jour Issue
of March 4. "Sport for Hpnrt' Bake."
However. It Is pretty hard nowadays
to distinguish amateur sports from
Amateur sport, es you are aware,
are also promoted solely for the
gale, in moat Instances. In your
football gainea. baseball games, run
ning meet and ail other aporta in
which amateurs participate, tho gate
seems to be tho dominating factor.
The trouble with professional sports
in Omaha at least, is that amateur
promoters are handling them. The
boxing low that was passed at the
last session is simply a piece of class
legislation. The law specifies that
no Individual can participate in the
profit and that only incorporated
clubs can handle matches. How.
ever, In Omaha there are clubs pro
moting matches under charters of
clubs that have been out of existence
for years, and the promotion of
these matches is solely for the bene
fit of a few individuals who take
thla means of getting around tha
If boxing is to thrive in Nebraska,
they will have to make It an open
law and not for a few politicians and
newspaper men who are now endeav
oring to control the sport. Any time
politics enters sports, exit sport, as
these two cannot mix and ba on the
This, to my notion,, is the trouble
with sports tn Omaha, yours very
truly, GiSNK MULADY.
Old Indian Fiohtm
(I rum Ilia tt)Ma4 t-iaaiag al t
In WasliMigloii Oieta soint la "
field iiteulllie of lb In lnn v-in
ao. icii. Tha oi l l tii. tinu ra wi l
gather tl live ''kee ilaia i( plait"
and inoiiitUiu liei'a, H te
hardship and mora auffrring, fill
undergone without Ihe sliulit.
i.,.m of bearing "well dote'
finoi b A'oerban peopl The
s.i.lira of Ihe M army did iheir
duty under nrdera gnd then wrf
blamed, aomrtlliie r s. ni l4ted, fr
At Hie dinner in Wnalungloti, inn.
St-lwui A- M'b'S. t-'1''
age, will be frrarnl. With Mm will
do licit, rralik l. Itstdwiu, lh- only
aiittv Imlder of l medala of lion
or; lien. Anson Mill", 'lb ""Idiei;
Wlm favrr ki"'W wbril lo top,
Urn litiiile King. d some ecotr.
,.f ot beta Hit. i fought lleronllii". U'd
Ootid. 'ray llotsa. fbl'f Jns..pli.
Aiiis.n an Hots, or finer nf Ihe
warrloia of Ihe id.ilna.
Trunk, h l Voiajtliea. run.
Merill. Howard. Uiwfon. Hnurke.
and oilier fumed trail followers arc
gone, but they will b remetnbeie.J
at Iim iiieiling of th living anl
Iheir deeds will b retold to lha etlp
prresloti of lb deed of those w hi
still lua i' or.
Virtually itoiin nf Ihe older In
dian Hunters saw service in the great
war The irgulnr army till bohli
in ua run, however, some men who
a second lieutenants saw e-rvien
on the plains. The leader of ih.
(id duv. however. it her are dead
t.r ar taking It romforubly In ih
quarter of Ulo retired li. In lh
Indian w.ir ! lh delachmiit of
Iroona wet frequently cut off from
ll.rlr supplies. At lintee they ale
inula meat and occasion dog
mc.it. They starved and thirsted im
ihe null. Thn only reward which
camu in them was the knowledge
that they bud done wb.it thry n.
been told tn nnd hail done It with
out comi'lilnt nd matter or
NowndHy Hie man wbo peddle
Ihe Htllo brown Jug Is headed
straight toward the atone one.
For a man who Isn't dead yet.
fncle .Ine Cannon la receiving much
fltio post-mortem attention. Toledo
A Chicago man who believed what
a bootlegger told him Is learning to
read with hi finger. August..
An 113-year-old woman lias mar
ried for tlie seventh time. Wonder
if she knows every seventh marriage
in this country la a failure? Nash
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