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The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. 51-NO. ZO.
Illmt M W CI4M naf May It, IMS. tl
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 12, 1022.
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FIVE CENTS I
Farmer Poet Asks for Recognition iVictOTV for
of Artists Before East Lures TliVmj, q p
seven Anuerton, Kliymea rrose wruer, r caiumi !
Bee, Pleads to "Keep Sunflowers Growing i If q
Property Taxes So High as to
lie Confiscatory in
Some Parts of
Local Levies Beat State
(Pnllnwlnr I. ha seeonil of Th Km
rttm of iialljr arilHr Mllus lh. iruln
I .Nebraska Utallua.)
By PAUL GREER.
A precious tit of advice from the
ancients is that kings should shear,
rot skin, their sheep. Applied to
Nebraska this is warning to the
various sets of officers, slate and
local, not to pitch their expenditures
so high as to discourage further
production of taxable wealth, which
ii to say, the growth of more wool.
In some cases the various gathcr
ers are taking hide and all. Although
these instances are not as numerous
as partisan agitator would have it
believed, yet tin's docs not lessen the
pain for those comparative few who
arc undergoing the skinning pro
cess. 1 here is the example of a Richard
son county farmer who bought 160
acres jii!t ouUidc the city limits of
Tails City, hut within the town
school district. This man owes
$10,000 on his place and is paying
ahout ?0() interest each year. His
taxes, state, county and school,
amount to $743. It is easy to see
that his property is being confiscated.
Local Taxes Highest.
Over in Jefferson county records
n the county treasurer's office show
that the total tax for all purposes
on a quarter section of land
varies from $50 to $.569. Those
fr.rms most heavily taxed arc tlic
ones near towns having high
schools. The most astonishing in
stance is that of Henry Germer wlio
owns 160 acres near Plymouth. The
total of his tax is $369, of which $234
is collected for local school pur
.oscs. Scattered instances such as these
sre what aroused keen public In
terest in taxation. Now that t!e
people have begun to interest them
selves, it is pretty thoroughly under
stood that the state's expenditures
are comparatively unimportant, til
that the tax levies of local gov
ernments are at least five times as
fhc most promising field for
economy is In the governments
nearest the citizen. Not only are
th? amounts of money involved
fctv.ileiy .but the smaller communr
ties naturally would be thought
more directly subject to local sentiment.
The smallest unit of government
a .Nebraska is tne townsmp. uniy
a tew.ot tne counties sun maintain
this fdrfr?..of organization, almost tlie
sole function of which is the con
struction of highways. A visit to
Clay county on the day set for the
annual meeting at which the town-
vTnrn to rairs Six, Column Two.)
"Keep the sunflowers growing on
the prairies," said Seven Anderton,
the farmer poet of Clay county, in
in address before a meeting of the
Goodfellowship club of Miller Fark
Presbyterian church held at the
home of Ralph Decklcy, 2" J 4 Bau
man avenue, last night. His plea was
for the fostering of native talent by
providing an appreciative audience
at home instead of forcing them by
neglect to emigrate to New 'York
and other eastern centers. Mr. Au
derton is the author of the humorous
rhymed prose feature published in
The lire under the title of "Silly
Songs." That he has the courage
of his convictions ahout the middle
west is proved by his recent refusal
of an attractive offer to remove
from the farm near Edgar to New
"I never miss a chance to brag
about the middle west, of which I am
a part," Mr. Anderton continued.
"However, I am going to pass over
the outstanding talent that we have
produced very briefly, for all of you
are familiar with Mark 1 wain,
James Whitcomb Riley, Hamlin Gar
land, Maud Adams. Willa Gather.
Abraham Lincoln, Champ Clark and
the practically endless list of famous
men and women who first saw the
light in our own beloved portion of
the country, the com belt.
Buying Power Only Boast,
"True, New York, that metropolis
sometimes referred to as Hickville-
on-the-Hudson, has, since it first be-1
gan to obstruct the mouth of that
river, been able to outbid us for the
nrrwturt nf these ereat writer
lists, musicians, aetors ant .rt
men that we have aiven to ti .
... tv -
States by Kipcrt
the only one which Hick,W
urse can coast.
"Just as there is more pride in the
voice and heart of the man who ran
point to his two-room cottage and
say, 'This is mine because 1 made
it, with my own two hands,' than
there is in the voice and heart of the
man who points to his magnilicent
Discontent Is Vanishing
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNIN0.
Hnht ll Imvil Wire.
Washington, -March II. After
mansion and says, 'This is my home surveying the political situation in
"Keep Right on Going!"
because I bought it, so. when thee
great names are read from the roll
of fame, it is to the middle west
that the right of proudly saying, 'I
made them,' belongs.
Wither in Transplanting.
"Now having paid tribute to
those who have been designated by
Longfellow as "Ihe grand old
masters," let us step down and con
sider some of the ordinary laborers
in the field of literature, such as
myself, llickville has so long made
a practice of buying everything that
shows evidence of any degree of
worth which the golden west may
produce that she frequently buys
and transplants a flower that can
nut wither and die from the trans,
planting. It is this that I would
like to sec stop. Lmcrson said, "f
am a part of all that I have met,"
and what he said is true of all the
artists who endeavor to he true to
their art. They can but portray tiic
(Turn to Par. Two, Column Two.)
in South African
to Reorganize Army
Washington, March 11. Favor
able report was voted by the house
military affairs committee on the bill
to authorize the War department to
reorganize the army's office person
nel without cutting the number be
The action of the committee was
taken to presage a hot fight on the
army appropriation bill which, as
it will be reported to tne nouse
Monday, . provides pay allowance
sufficient only for the maintenance
of an army of 115,000 men and 11,
000 officers. Chairman Kahn of the
military affairs committee, an
nounced that he would fight the pay
provision and support the officer
personnel figure set in the officer re
organization bill reported today by
Automobile Crashes Into
Plate Glass Store Window
A coupe, driven by R. L. Vankat,
cmplove of the Gordon Tire station,
1923 Faniam street, crashed into a
Seventeenth street plate glass win
dow of the Brandeis stores Satur
day afternoon. The window was
smashed, but the car and driver
Vankat said he was trying to get
out of the way of a truck and lost
control of his car. Though the
sidewalk is usually well covered
with pedestrians, no one was in the
path of the car at the time.
Men Wound Eaeh Other in
10-Minute Knife Battle
Steve Smith and Sam Bedre
fought for 10 minutes in a house at
1320 Capitol avenue yesterday after
noon, cutting each other badly with
a knife mhich they gained possession
of alternately. . ..
Edward M. Fisher, a street rail
way employe, arrived on the scene,
took the knife from the men and
called police. The fighters' wounds
were dressed at the police station
and they were jailed on charges ot
being drunk and fighting.
Telephone Rate Hearing
Called in Lincoln April 17
Lincoln. March 11. (Special Tele
gram.) Hearing on application of
the Northwestern Bell Telephone
company for a permanent increase in
rates will open April 17 at Lincoln,
it was announced by the state rail
way commission. The company also
has an application on file asking in
creases in certain of its toll rates. The
applications will be eontestedby rep
resentatives of numerous Nebraska
32 Killed and 57 Wounded in
Mine Strike Fighting
Duteh Farmers Join Strik
ers in Attack.
London. March 11. (By A. P.)
The trades union hall at Benoni, near
Johannesburg, crowded with South
African gold mine strikers, was
bombed by an aviator today, says a
Central News dispatch from Johan
nesburg. The majority of those as
sembled were killed and the build
ing was destroyed.
Johannesburg, Unio'i of. South
Africa, March 11. Casualties in 'he
fighting between the striking miners
and police had reached 32 killed and
57 wounded by 9 o'clock last night
when the firing was still continuing.
Of the 32 killed. 19 were policemen.
By 11 o'clock, however, the streets
had become deserted and the town
was uncannily quiet. The public
was forbidden use of the streets.
The workers' hall at Benoni is re
ported to have been hit by a bomb
dropped from an airplane. The
heaviest casualties in the district are
believed to have been suffered in the
extreme eastern section of the Rand.
It is reported from Benoni that an
airplane has been shot down, the
pilot being killed.
General Beeves, commanding the
Witwaters band, has ordered the
public to remain indoors from 7 p.
m. until 6 a. ni.
Jephe, a suburb adjoining Johan
nesburg, was seething with strikers
this atternoon. Most of- the men
were armed and some carried bombs.
They are credited with planning to
hold up the police in that area so as
to prevent them from reinforcing
other points, particularly Fordsburg,
where intermittent firing was con
tinuing today. At Brakpan and
Denoi the strikers apparently had
obtained the upper hand, at least
temporarily, and numbers of dead
and wounded were lying in the
London, March 11. The general
strike called by the miners' leaders
at Johannesburg is, in reality, a rev
olutionary movement, according to
the Capetown correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph. The strike issue
has been eclipsed by the threat
against the state, he says.
There was some speculation oyer
Premier Smut's delay in proclaiming
martial law, but it is understood he
was actuated by fear that such a
step would precipitate a conflict in
which the strikers, who are mainly
Dutch, might be reinforced from the
The Johannesburg correspondent
of the same newspaper reports that
members of Dutch farmers in the
Bobsburg and Benoni districts have
joined the strikers and formed
mounted commandos which attacked
Widespread Red Plot. .
The Times' Johannesburg corre
spondent, on the other hand, ascribes
the trouble to a widespread bolshe
vist plot, and says the Fordsburg
commando regards itself as a red
guard. He adds that fighting is in
progress throughout the Rand. He
believes that the police will soon gain
the upper hand in Johannesburg and
Benoni, but admits that, owing to the
prevailing chaos, it is very difficult
to verify the various reports.
Member Supreme Council
Scottish Rite Masons Dies
Frank Cargill Patton, 33d, sover
eign grand inspector general in Ne
braska. Scottish Rite Masons, has
word from Washington of the death
of Charles C. Homer of Baltimore,
who held a similar position with the
rite, in Maryland.. Mr. Homer was
also' past grand master of Masons
in Maryland, and was president of
the Second National bank of Balti
more. He was buried with full Ma
sonic honors Sunday afternoon.
Real Peace Pact,
Democratic Leader Tells Sen
ate It Does Away With
Washington, " March 1 1. Describ
ing the four-power pact treaty as
"the real treaty of peace" of the arms
conference, Senator Underwood of
Alabama, the democratic senate
leader and a member of the Ameri
can delegation to the conference, told
the senate today that he would vote
for the pact's ratification in the same
spirit which actuated him to support
the treaty of Versailles ami the
league of nations.
The real issue, the democratic
leader declared, was whether the
United States was ready to give its
sanction to an arrangement for
"peace and mutual understanding" or
desired to continue "the opportunity
for war that has threatened us in the
past two decades."
Mr. Underwood asserted that he
did not regard the treaty as an al
liance, but added that even if it were,
and were founded on arbitration
rather than force, he would support
it. To argue, on the other hand,
that because it was not based on
force it was valueless, was declared
by the Alabama senator to be re
verting to the philosophy of past
Recounting how he had supported
the league of nations, he said he had
approached the work of the arms
conference ready to welcome any
new effort to establish peace by in
ternational understanding rather than
by the power of the sword.
Arkansas Sheriff and
Deputy Slain by Robbers
Charendon, Ark., March 11.
Sheriff James Ryals and Jack Camp,
special deputy, today were shot and
killed and William Camp, another
deputy and father of Jack, was prob
ably fatally wounded at Monroe,
neat here, while attempting to arrest
two unidentified men wanted on a
robbery charge. The bandits es
caped, abandoning their automobile.
Lincoln School Teacher
Enters Race for State Office
Lincoln, March 11. (Special.)
Miss Ruth Pyrtle, principal of a
grade school in' Lincoln, has filed as
a candidate for state superintendent.
Under the law candidates for this
office are nominated on a non
15 states in the last six werkt I hive
formed the conclusion that the rt
publicans probably will retain con
trol of congress in the election rent
With only one-third of the sen.
ators to be elected the republicans
are in no danger of losing the senate,
in which they now hotd a majority
of 22. Their majority in the senate
in the next congress, according to
present indications, will not be far
from that figure. There are two or
three states in which they may lose
seats, but there are two or three
other states in which they may gain
When I set out on my tour I
thought, from the reports of popu
lar discontent which had been reach
ing Washington, that the loss of the
house by the republicans was not
unlikely I came back with a decid
edly different impression.
I found widespread dissatisfaction
among the farmers because of low
nri.-ca inr their nroducts. amonc la-
! boring men because of unemploy
ment and among Business men lo
calise of the stagnation of business.
I found evidence of the customary
tendency to hold the party in power
' to blame for existing evils,
j Panaceas Losing Interest
I also found, however, that the
popular discontent was beginning to
be dissipated. This change was con
spicuous in the great agricultural
states -where the prices of all farm
products, except cattle, are rapidly
getting back to prewar levels, caus
ing the farmers to lose interest in
legislation for the stabilization of
prices and other panaceas, the de
mand for which was born of the
Evidence also was not wanting
that the popular discontent at its
nMtf was not of the character or
volume calculated to work a party
overturn in the house. In not
state I visited did I find the dem
ocratic leaders encouraged to be
lieve it would be possible for their
narfv to do morcuJtuu) regain inc
seats in normally democratic dis
tricts they lost in the Harding land
slide. That would still leave the re
publicans with a comfortable ma
jority in the house.
Can Lose 89 Seats.
In the house now there are 307 re
publicans and 127 democrats, a re
publican majority of 180. In the last
congress the republicans had a ma
jority of 46. The Harding landslide
(Turn to FiW" rolnmn One.)
AM V OH
No Clues to
$11,000 KoM.cry Was Per
formed by Some One F
miliar With Office, U. ?
I'. Officers Certain.
WHERE TO FIND
The Big Features of
THE SUNDAY BEE
Lincoln Statu Donated to J.lncoln
Grade School ' 4-
-atlve Son Youngest Omahan for Hii
Alte 1 s-
Omaha Quintet Answers 1.65S.0OO
Question a Tear rage S.
STenty-flT Miles of lee In New
Muny Storehouse Tag 9.
Society and News for Women
rages 1 to 4.
Shopping With Polly rag S.
"The Wanted Man." Second Install
ment of Serial by Harris .Dickson
"The Man Killer." Blue Ribbon Short
Story by Frederick IrTing Ander
son Tags 7.
Editorial Comment .
Amusements Pages , 10 and 11.
Sport News and rcatnrrs
Pages 1 and t.
Ante News Page J.
'Building the Irish Trtt State." by
Frederick Palmer Pago 4.
Real Ktate News Tage 5.
"The Married Life of Helen anil War-
. ren" Page 9.
Want Ads Pages to 9.
ehras1ia Farm Tnds Show Large In
crease in Value Page 7.
Markets and Financial Page 10.
ACTO SHOW SECTION.
About Omaha's 1933 Automobile Sbow
aad the New Cars Pages 1 to IS.
"Happyland.'' an Hour of Pleasure for
the Children . Fags IS,
Six Taken in Robbery
of Train Passengers
St. Louis, March 11. bix arresis
have been made today in connection
with the holdup last night ot a lim
ited electric train near Eagle Park,
Tit ti wnlf n Samuel H. Wyss, pres
ident of the Alton Banking and Trust
company, was robbed of $5,500.
About 50 passengers in the two
coaches were forced to hold up their
wci! ne the only oassenger roo
bed. A woman offered the bandits
her purse, but one replied, "keep it
kid, we only wane oig uuus".
Nebraskans Urge Pensions
for Civil Service Employes
have been sent by the
executive and legislative committees
of the Nebraska Civil Service asso
ciation to benator nucncoLK. u
Congressman Jeffcris, urging them to
obtain legislation to secure pension
benefits for all civil service employes.
The action was tak-en iouowihk
recent construction of the retirement
act by Attorney General Daugherty
whereby about BU.uuu civu serv.u;
employes would be excluded from
pension benefits, '
The telegrams were signed by
fudge Frost of Lincoln, Anan Ray
mond, Mrs. F. H. Cole, Raymond
Vctntr. T. M. Banister, Frederick
Mrs. Draoer Smith and
Howard Kennedy. The annual meet
ing of the civil service association
will meet at the Chamber of Com
merce at noon next Thursday, urn
ccrs will be elected and civil service
legislation discussed. j
3,132 Persons Given Jobs
in Omaha During February
Employment for 1,152 persons was
obtained in February by various
Omaha organizations. The Colored
Commercial club has sent letters to
all business houses, asking them to
give first choice of employment to
Omahans and not to hire those from
other places. This organization found
work for 223 in February and had
The free employment bureau in
the city hall placed 283 in jobs m
February, the Y. M. C. A., 136; the
American Legion, 150; the Salva
tion Army, 92.
Indicted Stock Salesman
Surrenders in Lincoln
Lincoln, March 11. David W.
Simpson,' whose address is reported
as Oregon, Mo., today surrendered
to Lancaster county officials on a
grand jury indictment charging
Simpson with obtaining property un
der false pretenses. Sale of stock
in a questionable enterprise is con
tained in the indictment.
Is Promised in
Broker Tells of Alleged Sugar
Boycott Attempt by Whole
sale Grocers' Associ
Startling disclosures are promised
in the federal trade commission's
hearing on charges of unfair trade
practices, to be continued this week
in the Army building. The Nebras-
ka-Iowa-Minncsota Wholesale Gro
cers association is respondent.
T. W. Cullen of the Cullen Brok
erage company gave five days' testi
mony on an alleged attempted su
gar boycott, before the commission
in Washington, last fall, he told The
"When our company undersold the
organized jobbers on sugar, forcing
them to cut their price to meet ours,
they went to the sources of sugar
supply in an attempt to prevent us
from obtaining any to sell," he said.
The Cullen company and Basket
Stores are among the local complain
Similar charges of unfair price
discrimination are contained in the
government's complaint against the
wholesale grocery association.
Little was gleaned from two days
examination of John Melhop, jr.,
secretary of the association. He tes
tified he could not recall the greater
part of a large number of letters, al
leged to have been written by him,
and copies of which are in the hands
of the commission.
His counsel objected to their in
troduction in evidence because their
date preceded the federal trade com
mission act of 1914 and to others
because, he said, they were not ma
terial. Local Witnesses.
The letters deal with the associa
tion's policy in dealing with non-
member grocery concerns.
E. M. Avenll is the prestairtg iea-
eral examiner. Lharles Meivin in en
is the prosecuting counsel and Al-
. T'l Unnemn
fred Craven, assistant, """..6
will last at least two weeks, In erf
said. ... mi
A number of local witnesses win
be called. Previous sittings were
held for one week in Minneapolis
and two weeks in the east.
Hays and 12 Movie Men
Form New r nm Corporation
AiK,nv. VS. Y.. March 11. Will
w Wavs. former postmaster general,
is named a director with 12 others,
many o them widely-known picture
producers, in a new motion picture
corporation chartered today by the
secretary of state. The new cor
poration intends "to foster the com
mon interests of those engaged in
the motion picture industry. Sso
capital was mentioned in the papers.
The articles of incorporation set
forth that the corporation also is In
tended to improve the motion pic
ture industry "by reforming abuses
relating to the industry ana Dy
securing freedom from unjust or un
Mother of Five Children
Is Sentenced to Jail
Lincoln. March 11. (Special.)
Mrs. Frances Khmcnt ot WUDer,
mother of five children, today was
sentenced to 10 days in jail and $200
fine by Federal Judge T. C. Mun
ger. Mrs. Kliment was charged with
breaking the federal prohibition act.
i by Betty June
Baby of Convict Refuses Bot
tle and May Obtain Re
lease of Mother From
Decision in Suit
Over Permit for
Rohrer Claims Grand Island
Druggist Drew More Than
Share of Liquor in
Lincoln, March 11. (Special.)
Wanted A wet nurse.
Otherwise the law must be cheated
of its toll demanded from Delia Dc
Hart, mother of Betty June, 3 weeks
old baby, if Baby Betty is not to be
brought up within prison walls.
Again today an attempt was made
to get Betty June to become friendly
with a bottle. But it was a hopeless
task. She absolutely refuses to be
come reconciled to the modern baby
State officials expect an attempt
will be made to obtain a commuta
tion of sentence for the mother, who
is serving from 1 to 10 years for
complicity in the murder of John
Mize in Holt county. The father, Rol
la, is serving life for the murder of
H. H. Harmon, secretary of the
state board of pardons and paroles,
is in receipt of a letter from the
Holt county judge saying that if he
had had his way Mrs. DeHart never
would have been sentenced, as he
had grave doubts as to her guilt.
"However, someone must make the
first move, file application for a com
mutation of a pardon," Harmon said.
Mrs. May Wineteer, Burwell, Neb.,
grandmother of Betfy June, was in
Lincoln to see her daughter and
granddaughter. If Betty June will
overcome her dislike for a bottle or if
the wet nurse is produced, the grand
mother wants her. Or better still, the
grandmother says, pardon the daueh
ter and let the entire family, minus
the father, have a reunion m Bur
British Military Critic
Would Abolish Aircraft
Syracuse, ' fnmi, 11 Air
craft as well as submarines should be
suppressed, not only in war but in
peace, according to Col. Charles C.
Repington, English military critic,
in an interview today.
"Aircraft, like submarines, are art
unmitigated curse," Colonel Reping
ton said. "They are of little practi
cal value in peace. We could do vCry
well without them. The next war
will be fought in the air unless air
craft are forbidden and no one can
understand the destruction and havoc
they will cause.
"But I don't think there is going
to be any 'next war', for at least 40
Nebraska City Farmer
Has Lord for Attorney
Nebraska City, Neb., March 11.
(Special.) James Lawson told Judge
Bischof in county court that the
Lord was his guide in legal as well
as spiritual affairs. .Lawson was in
court to answer a forcible detention
and entry summons.
"I need no attorney of the mortal
sort." said Lawson. "I put my faith
in God Almighty. I have my trust
in the Creator. He'll take care of
my case. ,
New York Editor Dies.
New York, March II. Charles A.
Barcher, for many years editor and
publisher of the American Commer
cial Traveller, died today of throat
trouble. The body will be sent to
Cincinnati, where Mr. Barcher was
Decision in the mandamus suit in
itiated by Francis Dunn, Grand Is
land druggist, to force U. S. Rohrer,
federal prohibition director, to issue
him alcohol, is withheld until next
After hearing two hours of testi
mony yesterday, Judge J, W. Wood
rough instructed the attorneys to be
ready to argue the case a week from
He indicated that Dunn's attorneys
must prove his property rights are in
volved, else no writ of mandamus
may issue. Appeal can be made
only to the prohibition commissioner
in Washington otherwise, he stated.
Overdrew Share, Charge.
Both past and present prohibition
directors were on the stand; James
H. Hanley, who gave Dunn his or
iginal permit in 1920, and Rohrer,
who denies recognition to Dunn as
"Dunn did not file an application
for a 1922 renewal before December
31, 1921, as provided by law, and be
sides that, he drew more alcohol than
he was entitled to in 1921," Rohrer
Permitted 120 Gallons.
He said Dunn was permitted 120
proof gallons, in quarterly periods
of oO gallons each last year, where
as the records show he obtained 359
proof gallons in the first seven
months of last year. That includes
the first two quarters when Hanley
was still in office, and the month of
July. Rohrer took office July 1.
A proof gallon is almost twice the
amount of a wine or liquid gallon. -
Radio Concert to Reach
Audience Within 600 Miles
A radio concert will be given next
Tuesday evening at 8 at the Omaha
grain exchange to an audience scat
tered within a radius of 600 miles of
Omaha. It will be the first concert
of its kind to be given here.
Everyone with receiving radio ap
paratus for 360 meter waves is in
vited to tune up and invite the
friends and neighbors in, whether
they live in Omaha, Council Bluffs,
Chicago Kansas City North Platte
or anywhere within 600 miles.
The J. R. Wilderman six-piece
orchestra will entertain, assisted by
the Gram Exchange Glee club.
Four Are Held in Theft
of Clothing From Boxcars
Detectives W. E. Smith and M.
E. Anderson recovered recently 24
suits of clothes said to have been
stolen from boxcars. Four Italians
giving the following names are being
held lor investigation m the case:
Joe Guglio, 1709 South Ninth street;
Joe Gusta, 721 Hickory street; Joe
Puglicic and Tony Giovanni, both
living at 620 Hickory street.
Sunday fair and warmer.
5 a. m.
6 a. m.
7 a. m.
S a. m.
9 a. m.
In a. m.
31 a. m.
Case Dropped by Police
Union Pacific secret iervic oper
ative have notili'd Omaha deter
fives that thev will need no further
usiH.mre in their investigation! of
the JH.0O0 robbery from the treas
ury afe on the seventh floor of the
I'nion Pacific headquarters between
7 ami 7:J5 Friday morning. '
Jlin C. tiale, chief special agent,
and corps of operative ire now
working exclusively under the di
rection of tailroad fhciats. Thev
are absolutely without a clue. Gala
staled. Only rumors lead them on,
City Detectives M. H. Anderson
;mi W. K. Smith practically gave nt
the cae to the railroad agents in
solve themselves late Friday when
all agreed it was an "inside job."
Railroad inspectors have quc
lioned every employe on the seventh
floor in hope of arriving at some tan
Officials of the railroad even-de
dined tit inform city detectives the
exact amount of the money that was
missing from the fafe..-
"The general auditor who ij at the
head of that department told us $400
in old bills was missing, but refused
to give the amount of the payroll."
stated the city detectives. "We'll
wait until they call us again."
A clue obtained Friday night was
that au employe in the assistant treas
urer's ofiice, where the robbery was
committed, together with a former
employe, are involved. Operatives
arc working , on an angle that "a
woman"' is involved, on the strength
of rumors coming to them.
Though the combination to the
time lock burglar proof safe was kept
in a book in an unlocked safe in the
same office, detectives are firm in the
belief that no outsider pulled the job.
The time lock went off at 7 o'clock.
The job w-as discovered at 7:35, No
one but a person who was thorough
ly familiar with the affairs of the
office would have attempted the rob
bery. That is the basic theory of
the officers as explained by Chief of
Detectives Van Deusen.
Employes in the assistant treasur
er's ofiice arc sure the safe was
locked shortly after 4 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon. W. II. Sanford, the
assistant treasurer, and R. H.
Rhoad.es, his chief clerk, the only
two who are supposed to know the
combination, said the time lock went
off at 7 o'clock. .
Air Mail Pilot Forced
to Land by Blizzard
Reno, Nev., March 11. Air Mail
Pilot Paul P. Scott walked into
Delle, Utah., this afternoon, after
spending the night lost in a blizzard,
according to wireless dispatches re
ceived at the Reno air mail field.
He was forced to land yesterday
when he ran into a storm and in
walking1 to Delle, was lost in the
He was uninjured and his plane
was not damaged.
Legion "Employment Day" ""
Is Set Aside by Governor
Lincoln, March 11. Designation
of March 20 as "American Legion
employment day," upon which day
"the most careful and practical con
sideration will be given to the sub
ject of employing idle ex-service men
in Nebraska," is contained in a prac
lamation issued by Governor Mc
Kelvie, at the request of the state
department of the Legion. The day
has been set aside by national head
quarters as "employment day" and
all state, muncipal, civic and fraternal
organizations have been requested to
"Everyone should do his utmost
to see that every ex-service man who
seeks employment at a proper wage
is given an opportunity to work,"
reads the proclamation, "and in mat
ters of public employment, it seems
to me to he the first right of ex
service men, wherever they are fit."
Taylor Will Represent M
Nebraska at Rail Meeting
Lincoln, March 11. (Special.)
H. G. Taylor, chairman of the
State Railway commission, will go
to Washington, D. C, Monday to
attend a meeting of representatives
of state commissions for the pur
pose of ascertaining where federal
control of railroads ends and state
control begins. Following this con
ference the various state officials
will meet with the Interstate Com
merce commission in an endeavor to
reach an agreement on this puzrling
Endorse Waterway Project
Boston, March 11. The St. Law
rence waterway project is desirable
from the standpoint of the country
as a whole and is feasible as an
engineering feat, in the opinion of a
committee appointed by the Asso
ciated Industries of Massachusetts.
The committee's report, submitted
yesterday, concluded also that the
cost of the project would be reason-
Fire at Springfield.
Springfield, Neb., March 11.
(Special.) Fire destroytd a store
building with contents here. A hotel
and harness shop adjoining were
damaged. Loss $2,500. partially in- ,
sured. Sparks falling on roof from a
chimney caused the fire.