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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 12, 1022.
The Omaha Bee
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A Party Deserted.
From Lincoln conies news of strange things
being done or attempted in Nebraska politics.
Political leader are moving as upon a stage;
the scenes are being shifted; new costumes are
being donned; various lines are being spoken.
Mr. Wray, third party candidate for governor,
is switched to the senatorial list. Mr. Norton,
who three weeks ago was devoted to the farm
bureau and would have naught to do with
politics, change his mind and becomes a candi
date not of the third party which adores him
but of the democratic party, with a condescend
ing willingness to accept a third party endorse
ment. And Charles W. Bryan writes of a united
Nebraska democracy, an act which results in his
being publicly kissed by the newspaper vhich
for so many years he has fervently denounced
as the mouthpiece of everything politically
These are the moves of the actors on the
stage. But who writes the lines? Who pulls
the wires that shift the scenes? Who presumes
to make a play of the serious issues which the
third party was formed to meet, to barter and
trade with its name and its support? Who, in
fact, engineers the job?
It is not by chance that these things happen.
Not by chance is Mr. Bryan caressed at the
very moment that third party leaders are attempt
ing to make this ambitious organization a mere
tail to the democratic donkey. Something is in
the wind. Mr. Bryan is admirably frank in his
analysis of the situation. He says: "It takes
the third party out of Nebraska politics as a fac
tor this year." That is what he hopes it will do,
undoubtedly. Norton is the bell-wether. Mr.
Bryan hopes the sheep will follow. True, Mr.
Wray persists as an independent, but as a can
didate not for governor but for United States
senator. The state ticket is forsaken. Has Mr.
Wray figured out what will happen to his own
bob-tailed candidacy if the Norton-Bryan fusion
program is carried out? Does his left hand know
what his right hand has agreed to?
' Does the third party know what has hap
pened to it, or what is to become of it?
It is all very interesting, particularly to those
third party members who thought they were or
ganizing a modern crusade for righting economic
and political evils which oppressed them.
Communism in Army and Navy.
Aiming at no particular organization, Secre
taries Weeks and Denby have broadcasted a
warning to army and navy against what they
denominate "insidious propaganda." Perhaps,
if they were called upon, they could particularize,
but 'their announced intention is to counteract
any effort to sow disloyalty among the' men in
the defense establishments. Agents of the forces
of disorder are always active, and experience has
taught them that dissatisfied men are easiest to
approach. Our soldiers and saifors have ample
reason for feeling dissatisfied just at present, be
cause of the action of congress in its cutting
and slashing of appropriations for the support of
the defense establishments. Men who have en
listed in either have done so largely because of
the implied contract 6f employment. This obli
gation on part of the government is being over
looked by the group that is bent on the reduc
tion of forces through the cutting down of ap
propriations. No authority or power can com
pel the government to keep on its payroll men it
does not need, nor should any hope to be so re
tained, yet a more reasonable way might be
found to lower the number of men in the army
and navy than by wholesale discharge, especially
at a time when industry has not fully recovered
from postwar depression, and unemployment
still is prevalent Radicals recognize this, if the
congressmen do not, and are quick to seize upon
the opportunity thus made to disturb the attach
ment nf mn aftVrtpd tr lit mwrnm,t .hat i
playing fast and loose with them.
Et Tu. Chicago.
Citizens of Chicago maintain a bureau of pub
lic efficiency, which is carefully scrutinizing what
happens to the money contributed to the munici
pal treasury. In a letter addressed to the board
of education this organization sets forth the M
School taxes are now nearly two and a half
times as much as they were four years ago.
Nearly 40 cents out of each dollar paid by tax
payers is going to the support of schools. If
the budget now under consideration by the
' board of education is not amended, taxes next
year will be higher.
In commenting on this the Chicago Evening
Post says truly that the taxpayers of Chicago
ought to be willing to bear whatever burden is
necessary to provide an adequate and thoroughly
efficient system of public schools. No good citi
zen will advocate parsimony in education. It con
tinues: . "If it can be shown that it is absolutely es
sential for the welfare of the future generation
that we be taxed to the limit of what the law will
permit and the available resources can afford,
then we must grin and bear the burden. Onr
biggest job it education. But we ought to be
Omaha's school expense, and that of prac
tically every rural district in Nebraska, has gone
p if much the suit, way as that of Chicago.
However, only !7 cents of the Omaha tax dollar
goes to education, white Chicago spend 40 cents.
The reed "for persistent and consistent
scrutiny and criticism of board policies and
methods by an impartial body intelligently in
terfiled in getting the best results from the edu
cational system" is emphasised by the Chicago
editor. This is at the community sees fit; out in
Oakland, Cl., where school taxes have gone to
42 centt out of every tax dollar, an educational
advisory committee already has tet to work.
Peace in Europe.
First day's proceedings at Genoa imply that
Lloyd George it going to be kept busy pouring
oil on the troubled waters. The not surprising
attempt of the Russians to take charge right at
the outset brought from France a pointed retort
that reparations and guarantees for payment of
debts come before disarmament. The Cannes)
resolutions, on which the call for the conference
and the agenda for in deliberation! were formu
lated, made specific provision for the German and
Russian participation. This formula will not now
be abandoned by France, nor is England inclined
to give countenance to repudiation.
Peace in Europe depends on the recognition
of certain outstanding facts. France and Bel
gium expect to be indemnified for losses sus
tained during the war. Also, France expects
Russia to pay its debts. These expectations art
justified, and will undoubtedly be realized, no
matter how far the present generation of
politicians may go in their attempts to dodge
the plain truth.
Germany, according to all accounts, is busy;
factories are working overtime, output is sold
montht ahead, and dealert contract on the basis
of the American dollar, scorning the inconse
quent mark. France knows this, and to demandt
Russia has been devastated by the proletariat
beyond even what was done in France by a ruth
lessly efficient invader. Moreover, the Russian
loss of man-power incident to the war wat in
significant when compared to the Russian lost of
man-power resulting from soviet control The
millions who died in battle are scarcely more
than a handful to the multitudes that have per
ished from starvation, disease and cold since
1917, a drain on the resources of the land that
will not be recovered from for generations.
Restoration of Russia involves something
more than the opening of the country to exter
na! communication. Industry must be built from
the ground up. and this will take a longer time
there than it does in France, because the French
can help themselves and the Russians must have
help from outside. Chitchcrin's proposal for dis
armament is certain to get full consideration, be
cause it is a pressing problem, but Lloyd George
gave him good advice when he said:
Let M. Chitcherin finish this voyage and go
home with all he can carry; then we will wel
come him on another voyage when we know
what sort of a passenger he is.
"Batter Up! Let's Go!"
Open season on grandmothers, and other
calamities that overtake office boys, begins today.
Baseball, with all its glories, is on once more,
and from now until October will, share with
politics the top line in conversation. Many good
things have been said about the sport in the past,
and many more probably will be said in the fu
ture, for baseball is essentially a game for the
people. Every youngster plays it, cherishing an
ambition to become a star; every oldster remem
bers the time when he took part in the contests
and strove with his utmost to win not only the
game, but to develop his powers to the ult-mate
degree. No American ever reaches the stage
where baseball holds no attraction for him. One
of the strongest recommendations for the game
is its cleanliness. Were this not true, it might
have succumbed under the terrific blow it re
ceived when certain popular stars were dismissed
in disgrace because of their dishonesty. Popular
confidence was abused by these men, but no per
manent harm was done the game; indeed, good
came from it, for the come back of last season
showed how close to the heart of America dean
sport is, and how ready the public is ito support a
game that deserves to be supported. Omaha, ac
cording to traditional uses, is represented in the
Western league, its team taking part in the open
ing contest at Oklahoma City, today. Shortly it
will make its bow at Rourke park, and the popu
lace will disclose to the world the fact that
Omaha remains as it has been for years, the best
baseball town 6n the map.
Clean-Up Week in Omaha.
Having set about the annual job of removing
the accumulated debris of winter from the prem
ises, Omaha should see to it that the job is a
thorough one. No half-way measures should be
tolerated. This is not in any sense a move to
make work for the jobless, to boom the sale of
wall paper and paints, of utensils and tools. A
deeper purpose is back of it. Cleaning up and
keeping clean through the summer months is the
price of community health. Omaha has been
fairly free from epidemic diseases, of late years,
but only because of constant vigilance on part
of the public health authorities. Even that vigi
lance is unavailing unless the citizens co-operate'
m the most hearty manner with the health com
missioner at all times. Removal of rubbish of
all kinds at thia time will wonderfully beautify
the city, making yards and premises of all sorts
more sightly to behold, and will also remove
countless lurking places for disease germs. After
the big job it done Comes the bigger job of keep
ing clean throughout the summer. This will
necessitate the attention every home owner lovet
to give hit own place, and should be emulated by
every tenant as well, to the end that all are work
ing together to the. achievement of a spotless
town. Omaha is a good place to live; let's make
it a better one, by keeping it clean.
The bureau of mines plans to investigate the
suitability of industrial explosives; just as if
there were not too many high explosives in the
industrial situation now.
A dishonest juryman has just been sent to jail
for six months in Omaha. Such medicine may
effect a cure.
The question is: Does that Genoa conference
represent the resurrection of Europe or its day
The Mormon chief who denounces short
skirts might advise his flock to glue their eyes
All that remains is for some spring poet to
tune up his lute and sing of April snowstorms.
The Husking Bee
It's Your Day
Start It With a Laugh
FRONT PAGE STUFF.
Far and wide through the nation
There's a feeling that is tense,
At each little burg and station
There are crowds of turbid gents;
In the early morning vspor
Rising from the sparkling dews.
Men rui.li forth to grab the paper,
Madly scan it for the newt.
In the crowded city centers
Crowds line up on itching fctt,
Through the turn.tile each one enter,
Rushes for a bleacher seat;
Do you wonder what's the reason
For these mobs of rabid men?
Well, you see, the baseball season
Now is open once again.
The man who kicks the hardest on a poor
exniDioon is ins guy who gets in on a pass.
A country town is a town that still hat a few
hitching posts lelt In it.
The constitution grants you the right to our
sue happiness, but doesn't guarantee that you
will catch it
Almost every man desires a steady job but
steady work, that s dincrent.
When a woman sits for a picture her husband
has to stand lor it.
WITH SIGHS IMMENSE.
A great big, fat girl will.
Admit that she's a tri-
Don't forget the wife's spring millinery bill
when figuring your overhead.
TODAY'S IDLE THOUGHT.
Ancient cavemen were a rough, uncouth lot.
but they never bcaned the umpire with a pop
Mrs. Ruth, better half of the Sultan of Swat,
says that the Babe is very domestic in his tastes
and fond ot home.
The veracity of this bit of feminine brag
gadocio is borne out by the fact that Mister Ruth
comes right home nearly every time he goes to
The results of our recently inaugurated epi
gram contest have proven beyond the shadow of
a dispute that Omahans have a strangle hold on
the Anglo-Saxophone language born of an inti
mate knowledge of the subject at hand. When
it comes to tooting Omaha s horn, they are there
a a a
Montagu Tancock says the poster boards are
yawning, so here are a few for him to give the
official once over.
"Speak a Good Word for Omaha It's Yours."
"Strategically Situated Industrially Im
"Omaha Acme of Opportunity."
"Omaha Has A Home for You A Job for
You A Fortune for You! Try Omaha First."
"Talk Omaha 1 A City of Churches, Homes,
Culture, Commerce, Wealth."
"Wealth Waits Upon the Willingness of a
Man to Work in Omaha."
"Nowhere Else Will Effort Find Fairer or
Fuller Returns than in Omaha."
"Omaha is Just Another Name for Oppor
"Omaha The Talk of the Tourist."
H. A. Milton.
"Omaha has plenty of' wealth, you know,
And the folks spend their money to make it
"Omaha is not the largest city in the West,
But when it comes to doing things, we think it
is the best.
"One thing that will make Omaha grow
Is to boost it plenty wherever you go.
Ji. J. Lonrad.
All of which goes to show that we ink squan
derers have a few definite ideas on the subject.
Anybody else want to get in on this? Remember
"When You Talk Omaha You Are Talking
Dollars and Sense."
AN APRIL ROMANCE.
To W. T. M.
Skies may be gray, things out of tune,
And Time may seem a picaroon.
Life may be empty song birds still,
Flowers not bloom, no azure fill
The arch of Heaven. But as long
As I have you, I'll sing a song
My heart be glad, love never end,
If I can always call you Friend.
W. C. K.
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SAYING IT WITH SIGNS.
At Twenty-ninth and Leavenworth:
"We Make Our Own Furs."
Hall & Morris Hospital:
; "Do Not Talk to the Dogs."
In Frank Carey's cleaning emporium:
"Don't Ask for Credit We Haven't Any."
Somebody should tell John Bath's driver that
HE is the "careful florist." F. C.
Tim says: An earnest reformer always seems
to hold to the idea that everybody else should be
prohibited from doing the things he, himself,
doesn t want to do.
a a a
This proposed Chicago-Omaha Shortline high
way will give Chicago another valuable connection.
a a a
A laugh, a sigh,
A tear, a cry;
A frown, a thrill,
And better still
A pretty miss,
A ling'ring kiss,
A ring, a vow,
A home. Allow
This to a man,
And we will bet
He'll grumble, rumble.
Growl and fret.
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AFTER-THOUGHT: April is saying it with
We found a new word in a little magazine
a few days ago that appealed to us. The word is
"Yesbutters" you now, the people who agree
to a proposition, are in favor of it "Oh, yes,
but " Don't you know them and isn't their
name legion. Speak of wet blankets, dashes of
cold waterl What has a more cooling effect
when you are thoroughly in sympathy with a
project than a "Yesbutter?" And you meet them
hourly and probably have, one in the bosom of
your family and the chances are that you may
even belong to the big fraternity yourself. Mis
How to Keep Well
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Aa iim ia at TV Roa.
PROHIBITION IN 30 YEARS.
Cven the most kptiral r con-
vuuej William Allan While was
rinlil when ha to 14 thtt it Uke a
pouple about JO rt to tt on the
str wagon. Nut vn cenctliu
titrnul siueudmenta can brln the re
sult about over night.
At thia data we are somewhere
Mworn one-umh and one.aeventh
tha diaunce in time w mutt travel
Mora we arrive t practically com
I'lete prohibition. Hin.a moat of
th poop la who live in tha rural tl-
trti'ta. and. In f.r. niAro Ikmi I.mIO
the amir population, atarted on tha
"r journey noma yenra before
the pa( of ih foil Br amend.
Intnl. tha ivonra rlilinn I-
than ona-aevonih over the road.
..hi not avan tna averaga nun la
half way toward tha go I.
Lntii tha and lAn sight we can
prontHbly d mum tha h.m, .f
drinking alcoholic bveraga on life,
health, and errirlenry every now and
Tha Ufa In.u. j,ira eompitnlca are
In favor of prohibition bacau thiir
very careful atudiea show that drink-
mm coaia inem money.
Dr. Oacar H. Rover aunnlioa a
study of this subject to hi ao-
rime on ma medical staff of the
New York Life.
Thia atudy relate to the expa
Hence of 41 Ufa Imuran? mm
panlee In this country and in Eng.
una. u cover crnuoa or nmnH
totaling mora than 1.000.000 people.
jo Drgin witn, none or the com
panies Insured heavy drinker.
Vt hen they liinured a man whn
drank the applicant waa required to
convince tne examiner and tha in.
spector that he didn't drink to ex
com and that hi habit did not defi
nitely increase his danger to acci
dents or of organic disease.
Very careful comparisons show
that if tha death rata of total ah.
stalners waa aet at 100. that of non
abstainers was 132. When it wan
argued that tha relatively low death
rata of the abstainers was due to
occupation or to temperance In
other direction. Dr. Porter of the
Mutual Life and Dr. LounBberry
studied that question.
They found that the difference
waa not due to difference In occupa
tion, nor to temperance in other
Very close examination a to the
effect of the quantity of alcohol used
by these moderate users on the death
rates was made.
One study showed that, putting the
rate of total abstainers as 100. tem
perate (not dally) user had a rate of
lza and moderate daily users one of
A study by Dr. Fisher of the
Northwestern showed: Total ab
stainers. 100; moderate (that Is. oc
casional) users, 119; dally users of
beer, 133; daily users of spirits, 166.
A comparative study made by the
New England Mutual showed:. Total
abstainers, 100; those who rarely use
It, 124; temperate users, 143; mod
erate users, 213.
The figures furnished by the med-ico-acturlal
Investigation were: Con
servative daily users, 118; liberal free
A long time ago Austie said that a
drinker was a good insurance risk so
long as he kept below a daily dose
of one and a half ounces of alcohol.
This, expressed in terms of once pop
ular beverages, is: ,
Whisky, 3 ounces, about 6 table-spoonfuls.
Fifteen per cent wine, 10 ounces. .
Eight per cent wine, 20 ounces.
Four per cent beer, 37 ounces, or
a little over a quart
Two per cent beer, 74 ounces, or a
little over one-half gallon. t
Dr. Rogers' study leads him to the'
opinion that the Austie limit la far
too liberal. An insurance company
that would Insure a man drinking
that much daily would pay heavily
for its folly.
He says: "There appears to be no
limit within which alcohol may be
entirely harmless. The damage per
sists a long time after the use of al
cohol has been discontinued. Any
one who uses alcohol now, or has
used It in the past, is a less desirable
risk, all other things being equal.
than a total abstainer; and his un-
desirability Is in proportion to the
fieedmn with which be has umh th
Tlia Inauranra ramoanir rani
Mt't 10 set the full effect of proht-
imi ion in is man in i,
Heller Ik latx-tiiairtt.
V. V. H. vrltoa! "Th. unio
Iwo ulecea who are going to Ksiimi
tit lUO. TllttIP MM S anil In
They were vaccinated whrn quit
"They will change car at Kan
ity and win no there a fw Hour
Hhould they be vaccinated aaain be.
fore they love?"
It would be tha afer policy.
Skm lug JkUU Weak A ilk lea. '
3. I D. write: "I am a young
man and am troubled with weak
ankle. Have had on ankle strained
"I there anything that I ran do
to strengthen them 7
For th purpose there I no other
exercls equal to skating. Ico skate
When th Ice melts, roller skate.
l'e the sidewalk and aaphalt street
So It Mut lie All Itklit.
ft. R. writes: "Kindly let me know
if it I dungeroua (or children, ages
9 and 10 year, to wear woolen sock
In the winter, the knee being ex
No. The Sootch dress that way and
not even Scotch whisky f eases them.
"Whllci Thr-roa Life."
Death from automobiles Increased
IS per cent In 1921 over 1J20. Prac
tice makes perfect. Life.
Hod I.lau.l '21 Hq.ort
Hum. $3,T0) DiudcMid
thiragj, April II. The I'hiraga,
Kotk I.Und & iViiic Kily com.
pany in its smuul report for the
year ending pcrriuiirr ,M. 1 .!,
i made pul'lic lojjy. .Imwcd a bat.
laiuv of income available for divi
l.i.n.U ol i$,7MJS'.::, of whuh
fj,iv, wa applied t Hie pay
ment t( full dividend on the pre
An inac. of freight dining,
MiJ by the rfort to be a rare per
(..inume among the road in the
Kotk 1. land's territory. slo was
EARL H. Bl'RKET
h. k. BURKET &son
Wonif ii Kqualt of Mm ; Should
TU Same Marriage Vowi
New Voik. Apiil H Women in
the I'nited States are, In nearly all
rrpcts, th equal of men, and there
fore the promises and vows of tha
man and woman at marriage should
Stun is the substance of a state
ment made today by George Zabris
kie, member ot the commission on
r vision of the 1'ook of Common
l'ravcr of the Episcopal church, in
explanation of some changes the
commission will recommend to the
general convention of the church in
I'ortlaiid. Ore., next September.
From a Bride:
"At a young housewife of only
two and one-half years' ex
perience I am glad to find that
even we xamateurs can cook
successfully if we use Royal
, Mrs. J. L M
Contains No Alum Leaves No Bitter Taste
Stnd for New Royal Codk Book-U't FREE
Royal Baking Powder Co., 130 William St, New York
to be held in
May 25, 1922
Special1 Bailing from
Montreal, Quebec, by the
SS Montreal, May 6
Direct to Naples"
Minimum rate, $850
All expense tour, including
pilgrimage to the principal
shrine in Italy and France.
Full information from
R. S. ELWORTHY
S. S. Passenger Dept.
40 North Dearborn St.
s-11. II ft I II
VL'ii taiiu c a s i as
utf the water level route
FOLLOWING the water level
route of the New York Central
lines between Chicago and
New York, the Twentieth
Century Limited is known
among travelers as the most
fast train in the world. i
Lv. NewYork 2.45 p.m.
Lv. Boston 12.30 p.m.
Ar. Chicago 9.43
Lv. Chicago 12.40p.m.
Ar. Boston 12 noon
At. NewYork 9.40 a.m.
Omaha Office: 808-809 Woodmen of the World Dldg.
NEW YORK CENTRAL
Inviting vs. Accepting
Tn earlier days the barfldng institu
tion held aloof from the daily life of
commerce a place to which the
merchant came, hat in hand, and his
business was ACCEPTED or not ac
cepted. . ; ,;;
Today, every up-o-date, progressive
bank realizes that its own well being
and growth hinges on the extent of
its usefulness to the business life of
.the community.;: It INVITES busi
ness. :'4 ;.
'Just as every merchant is eager for as large
a volume of trade as his establishment can '
properly handle; so are we eager for th.
banking business of reputable' merchants,
manufacturers and individuals, to the limit
of our ability to care for it and ws
INVITE it. . ; - .
Our Officers cordially
welcome conference on
any banking questions.
The Corn Exchange Nat'l Banlc
"The Bank With an Interest in YOU"
1503 Farnam Street
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