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THE mi: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. AFIW
Lloyd George, on His Native Heath,
Not King, But Hail Fellow Well Met
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' Spring Freshets
Bring Danger to
Many I.owlan! Already
1 tootled, Sfriom Damage
Feared l'inI, Snow Play
Havoc in Wet.
I'ltlcauo, April 11. Sprim frcn
rt. wluih luxe already flooded many
1)mIhiiIs were threatening more
rrioiu damage today in nmny mid
ille fttern 1141c, Itain. tmot
torrential, itnt the riven up in Mich
titan, Wirnnin. IllinoU, Miouri,
Rati, Oklahoma nd Arkna.
Stream in other tUtes Here aUo
r'nif, but nut it an alarming rate.
!iww wai general tlnouuliout the
northrtn and middle Kotkjr moun
tain area, report from Denver in 1 i
tatcd. Laniler, Wye, reported that
it was d'cuin iti way out of eight
iiu hei of tnotv.
The mow and uiud played havoc
mtlt telegraph wire. It was not
until late hut nKht that The ,o
ciated I'ren wa ahlc to tablih
through cnuitnunication to cities west
Wind of eiecial!v liifc'h velocity
deemed to renter in Miotiri. Three
Miiallv town. Ah Grove, Harold
and Luck, nortlme of Springfield,
k Mo., were in the path of Inch wind
itnd two prroni were killed and
nronrrtv a damaged to the extent
The otorm today was moving: cast
Allied Debt Refunding
Washington, April 11. The allied
rlelit refunding comniission, created
by congress and entrusted with con
version into long time fecurilicj of
the debH of the allied nations to the
United States, was formally com
pleted ' today through conlirmation
ly the senate of the nominations of
Senator Smoot of I'lah and Rep
resentative Burton of Ohio, repub
licans, as members of the commis
sion. The vote on confirmation was 47
to 25. Two democrats, Senator
Kroussard, Louisiana, and Senator
Kendrick, Wyoming, voted for con
firmation, .while three republicans,
Senators Borah. Idaho; La Follctte,
Wisconsin, and Norris. Nebraska,
voted against. The roll call was
made public by order of the senate.
Degenerate Flees After
Attempt to Attack Girl
Des Moines, April 1 1. (Special
Telegram.) Screams of Miss Wilma
Igo, 20, whom he had attempted to
assault, frightened away a burglar
degenerate from the home of L. J.
Young here early today.
Miss Igo was awakened by the
burglar when she was seized by him
tn her room at tne Young home. Her
screams awoke her roommate, Miss
Esther Evelctt, and Mr. and Mrs.
V-Oiing. who were sleeping in an ad-
loininc rnnm. Mis Kvelett and Miss
Igo grappled with the burglar, but
lie shook them off and fled through
an open window, through which he
Police, who were called, failed to
find any clues to the burglar.
Reorganization of Earl
. Motor Company Completed
Chicago, April 11. Announcement
of the reorganization and refinanc
in jar of Earl Motors, Inc., was made
yesterday ' by Ralph Van Vcchton,
vice president of the Continental and
Commercial National bank. All im
portant creditors of the Jackson
(Mich.) automobile company which
became involved in the difficulties
of the Fort Dearborn National bank,
vere said to have assented to the
Clarence A. Earl will continue as
president of the company and ade
quate lines of credit, it was said,
have been arranged with ' Chicago,
.New York and Jackson banks to fi
nance the new manufacturing pro
Boy Suffers Broken Ankle
When He Runs Into Auto
Central City, Neb., April 11.
(Special.) The small son of Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore DeGroat of this city
was severely injured when struck by
an automobile while playing ball in
front of his home. The lad did not
see the car and ran directly into the
rear fender, being thrown under the
'Sfcar. He suffered a broken ankle and
other injuries. The car was driven
,by Miss Helen Barge.
Strike Disturber Given
Commutation by Governor
Nebraska City, Neb., April 11.
(Special.) "Bunny" Meyers, sen
;j tenced to 90 days in tho county jail
, by the military court here several
. weeks ago during the packing house
strike for "pernicious activity," was
ordered released by Governor Mc
Kelvie on the recommendations of
County Attorney Heinke and Sheriff
Fischer. Meyers has been a good
worker on the highways and re
ceived a 20-day commutation.
Gelf Club at Pawnee City
to Use Fair Ground as Links
Pawnee City, Neb., April 11.
(Special.) The Fairview Oolf cluo,
recently organized here, closed a con
tract with the Pawnee County Fair
association to use the fair grounds
for the new links. Work will start
this week on a nine-hole course.
Professionals say the grounds are
ideal for a course because of the haz
ards which exist.
Shipment of Steers From
Avoca Brings Top Price
A lose! of well finished steers
averaging 1,367 pounds, - were
brought to the stock yards yesterday
Thev sold for the top price of the
day, $8.40, a hundred. There were
16 in the consignment, which , was
bought by a packer buyer.
Herefords Bring $8.25
J. D. Clausen, jr.. brought in 13
head of fine Hereford steers Monday
that averaged 1.347 pounds and
brought the top price of the day of
$8.25 a hundred. He said the cattle
bad been on feed-for the last six
months and that he made a gogd
By F. A. WRAY.
Criccieth, Wales, April 10. If
anj when it is possible to run to
earth David Lloyd George, prime
minister of Great Britain, uncrowned
king of Wales, powerful politician in
Europe, then the best thing to do is
to seek him in hit own native village.
It is there you get him in the proper
'Why, what ever! If it is not Mr.
I.loyd George I Come in, David.
What a stranger, indeed! Hut you
are not looking well? That London
nir is bad for all, I am told. And
how is Margaret, George? She is
have just been telling my boys that
if they do not do their lessons they
will never be prime ministers of
Stir li is the creeling, hurled in flu
cnt but cordial WeUh, to the prime
minister when he calls on a cottager's
wife in Wales.
He's Just Old Friend.
He may convulse British politics,
he may shake empires, but when he
arrives at Criccieth 'he is just their
old frientl. David. They like the man
who grew up with them; in fact, they
love him. But there is no particular
respect and certainly no awe of linn.
What he has done is nothing more
than any son of Criccieth should and
ouRht to do.
In fact, it is part of their self-appointed
duty to prevent him becom
ing swollen-headed and vainglorious.
It is their privilege to keep him in
his place. And affection cannot be
sllowed to butt in.
Six days ago Lloyd George took
three of us along to his old Sunday
school. We were to hear the school
superintendent's address. The prime
minister wished us to understand the
real secret of the greatness of Wales.
We were glad to fall in with his
wishes. He had been worried and
distrait. His government had been
almost split asunder: he was the vic
tim of plots and intrigues. Half a
dozen sections were attempting to
drive him out of . the premiership.
Anvthmsr that gave him a sense ot
relief was a benefit in every way.
- Parable for Premier.
And so the school superintendent
gave out his text. It was from St.
Mark, xii: 1-13: "The Parable of the
"Thisf is the heir. Come, let us
kill him,- and the inheritance shall
be ours. And they took him and
killed hiin and cast him out of the
"There seemed to be bolsheviks
even in those days" was the com
ment of the premier, with a some
what sickly smile. And he stayed a
very little time after that.
But the school superintendent
meant it all for the best. Anything
approaching the begetting sin of
vanity was entirely contrary to his
principles. ' '
Yet, despite these occasional re
buffs, the prime minister of England
enjoys himself better at Criccieth
than anywhere . else. So does his
wife. In fact, she is in the highest
element of bliss. Here she is the
farmer's daughter over again
capable, supreme and confident.
v When He Digs Potatoes.
And when one reads the stories of
Lloyd George digging potato fur
rows in the garden for relaxation it is
really a falsehood. What hajs hap
pened is that Mrs. George has found
him a job that she considers really
useful, although she admits that he
is little good at it. In fact, once he
has set a row of potatoes with in
finite labor she usually comes along
and drs the work all over again.
Brought up in a little four-roomed,
home-made cottage by Criccieth the
walls built of huue stones laborious
ly carried from the seashore Lloyd
George now lives in the swaggcrest-
lookmg-house near the village. In
appearance it lacks all elaboration
and resembles the country home
that anv American business man
with $16,000 to spare would be like
ly to erect for his family.
But the house possesses a wonder
ful outlook. The sun shines on it all
day, and from any one of its four
sides there is a clear and. wonderful
uninterrupted view of 50 miles. The
premier can look right out across
the Irish sea; he can view the an
cient towers of his beloved Carnar
von castle; from the porch he can
see the wonderful white-tipped peaks
of Snowden. At his feet lie the vil
lage and the, bay. When one has
seen his home' it is possible to visual
ize the perorations of his speeches
when he interprets everything- in
terms of the rugged mountains, the
surging sea and the beautiful woodlands.
Scenery Index to Character. .
And this scenery is an index to
his character, A man who, comes of
a race who have earned a scahty liv
ing op the sea and have literally
scratched existence out of soil main
ly conmosed of rocks fears little
either in the shape of personalities
For relaxation, when not discuss
ing in Welsh local affairs with his
village mates, Lloyd George has
either fishing or the crazy Criccieth
links. He is not a very good fisher
man, although he seems to get all
the pleasure in the world out of it.
But he certainly passes a lot ot time
on the beach digging out what are
known as "razor-fish," an ugly
species of the shell variety Which he
pretends to be edible in the highest
Still the links are his greatest joy.
And nobody has' ever seen or heard
of golf links like those of Criccieth.
To the uninitiated observer they
seem to be built around the tops of
three fair-sized mountains, with
stark, uninviting sides of limestone
and slate. Incidentally, they are in
tersected by tihy farms, and conse
quently there is no need for artifi
cial bunkers, because every 50 yards
one runs into a stone fence about 12
feet high. "'
Eighteenth Hole Is Pride.
But the 18th hole is the pride of
the locality. One drives off the top
of a steep hill; at the bottom of the
hill is a sunken cattle track; then
comes the green, invitingly sloping
downward, after that there is a more
pronounced slope toward an enor
mous pigstye. And woe betide the
man who drives cither too long or
too short I
But Lloyd George thinks them the
finest links in the world. He wants
llraid, Vardou and Ray all to come
and give him their candid opinion ot
them, because he fears no criticism.
Up on these lulls he is hail-fcllow-wcll-mct
to all the world and in the
wonderful air on the hilltops both his
health and spirits seem visibly to Im
And when lie is not slicing his
drive or missing an easy putt it is al
most possible to imagine that be
does not care whether he is ever
prime minister again or not
Retail Food Prices
Decrease for March
Washington, April 11. A decrease
in the retail cost of food to the aver
age family in March, as compared
with February, was reported by the
bureau of statistics of the' Depart
ment of-Labor. Prices of 43 food j
articles in 51 important cities were
considered. Seventeen of these
articles showed decreases . ranging
from less than .5 per cent on butter
and tea . to J4 per cent on strictly
fresh butter. Twenty-one articles
increased from- less than .5 per cent
on cheese to 11 per cent on oranges
and six" articles remained unchanged.'
During the year, the bureau added,
the average decrease in the retail
prices of these foods was 11 per cent,
35 articles declining and eight in
creasing. In the nine-year period
ending March 15, the average of in
crease was jlaced at 4J per cent.
Bill Would Make Retirement
of Naval Men Compulsory
Washington, , April 11. Compul
sory retirement ot naval omcers
reaching 60 years of age: or having
served 10 years, if the president so
desires, is proposed m a bill intro
duced by Chairman Page of the sen
ate naval committee upon recom
mendation of Secretary Denby.
Another bill proposed by the naval
Page would repeal the law prohibit-'
ing employment or retired naval or
marine corps officers by private
companies furnishing supplies to the
With respect to this measure,' Mr.
Denby stated that there was no sim-
.lar restrictions on army or foreign
officers and the department believed
that it would be to the advantage
of -the government if it were possible
for shipbuilders and other manufac
turers of . naval supplies to avail
themselves or tne service ot retired
A cagey old hunter, McNair,
Lit a Piedmont with dubious air.
At the second and third,
He said, "It's a bird."
At the tenth,"Oh man, it's a bearl"
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.
and for cigarettes
- Virginia tobacco is the best
And your sons? I Otewt i
For the Easter Promenade
We Are Ready
With the Newest Fashions
with that longer
-jacket; created to
14 to 20 Year V
tume suits of navy
blue twill cord.
ness and grace of matching s e p a r
slender models ate coats, making
and will prove be- a three-piece cos
coming to the wo- tume at the for
man of full fig- mer price of a suit
ure; priced, or frock. Priced,
collection of bet
ter frocks in street
and dinner mod
els of fine Ro
de chine, and silk
yfaille. Many are
ed, as shown in
That a Cape or
is becoming to
both women or
misses. An un
of veldyne, mar
vella, gerona, and
the sketch -T
Second Floor West
Our Pre-Easter Sale of
Smart New Hats
Several shipments came too late to
be included in this group Saturday.
So we are continuing this sale all
week, and there will be new hats
each day in the greatest variety of
colors and styles. ,
Perrint Modane, Real Grenoble Kid Gauntlets With heavy
nana crocnei oaexs m DiacK or Belt-colors and pique
in newest snaaes oi silver, brown, 1 C f
oak, white and black." Per pair,
Van Raalte Pure Milanese Silk Gauntlets With strap wrist,
in beaver, gray, sand, pongee, white and -l QC
black. Sizes 5 to SM.. Per pair, l.OD
Kayser Long Silk Gloves 12-button length, of heavy
Milanese with two-tone embroidered backs in n 7C
gray, beaver, node, white or black. Per pair, 5 O
Main Floor North
The famous Red Cross
Oxford in a combina
tion of gray suede with
patent leather tips and
instep- straps. They
have leather soles and
flat heels. The im
portance of smart foot
wear in the costume
ensemble is well under
stood today and these
oxfords will be one of
the highlights of the
- cleverest Easter outfit.
Third Floor East
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Suits for Men
35.00, 40.00, 50.00
For Easter new clothes are the custom.
Naturally you want to make your Easter selec
tions where the offerings are varied and genu
inely representative where value is assured.
Logically that leads you here.
Only through the
system known as "The
Lookout in the Fore
no v v
been fo wholly suc
representatives in all
markets have been
"spotting" the very
bargains now offered
over the Brandeis
Store counters as a re
sult of this trip. And
tives in all important
markets of tho world
are even now scanning
the business horizon,
locating the goods our
customers need and
want, shipping on
cable order or map
ping out purchasing
campaigns for the buy.
ing trips of the future.
There is never a les
sening of effort or a
slackening of vigilant
watch where there is
the possibility of ob
taining a bargain for
the Brandeis Store
customers. "The Look
out in the Foretop" is
always on the job.
ticularly smart coat,
.. Skirt is
ing only 2
40 - inch
The making of a suit
means no more than the
making of a dress if Home
Journal Patterns are used.
Whether you are experi
enced in sewing or not you
can easily make a perfect
fitting garment from a
Home Journal . Pattern by
following the simple cut
ting and construction chart
on each pattern envelope.
Summer Ladies' Home Journal
IT LI i. A ..... t - .
rniDnp iuarieriy now on salt.
. Main Floor West
Handkerchief Take An Im
portant Place in' the Eatter
Fashion Parade. . , 'v
All Linen Handkerchief
Sport ; a French hand-
rolled hem and solid
color, each, v
Colored Linen Handker
hand embroider- 7C
ed corners, each," OC
Men'a All Silk Pongee
Handkerchiefs H e m
stitched borders in con
Main Floor North ,
A beautiful, sheer qual
ity in beige, rose, gray
and black. Full fash
ioned, double soles
with all silk reinforced
garter tops. Per pair,
Main Floor North