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THE EEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY. MAY 18. 1022.'
Apirant for Senate Into? atcd
in Wnttrway Development
ml Rrtltii lioti of Kail
Washington, Mej 17. CSpecial.)
Congrcisiiun Albert W. JfrYerii e
ccs to leave tonight tor Omaha to
mum lu NeUaska until alter the
miliary election uu!r important
iiraturri in congress should demand
lu rclum to th capital.
Mr, JefTerit i due to arrive in
At ratxluUte (or United State
tetiaior on the repuhhean titkrt, Mr,
Irtfrrn hIII nut estiblish campaign
radjiurter, he epUiued, but will
Icnend upon hii (rirndi ior atipport.
Heiore leaving the capital tor
tome, Mr. Jrtfrrit informally dis
missed the issue in which he it in
ereited and which he will plate be
ore Xrbrakni in hit campaign.
Mercant Marina Needed.
Among these it a six-foot channel
hich he teekt (or the Missouri river
tetween Omaha and Kantat City, at
tart cl the interett lie hat in water
ay transportation. He hat made
trrangrmruti to olfer an amendment
o the rivert and harbort bill when
t it presented to congress.
"I believe," he taid today, "that
i hen the bu.iuett of the country it
rtored, tlie railroad will have more
lian they can take care of. . 1 rant
ortatinn it the corncrttQue of the
armer'e business. We thould open
ip all avemiet of transportation, and
or tli it reaton I look forward to the
ihtablithnient of a great merchant
narine. Farmer cannot afford to
gnore the importance of having an
iinericau merchant fleet which will
ie teeking market! for their product!
md which will make it possible for
imericau ahipping to have the first
Favors Tidewater Project
"At part of tin's program I am
trartily in favor of the development
if the Great Lake-St. Lawrence
later ways project. Thit will make
t possible for the middle west to
lave access to cheap ocean trans
ortation. The St. Lawrence project
hould be part of the merchant marine
In his candidacy, Mr. Jefferis will
egister his support of the adininis
ration. He believes in party organ-
ration and regards the Harding ad-
minitiraiwn a a great niece.
"It is not ray id measure iht re
tuin o t hi administration." tit tI.
"It Ut been in turner only hnrt
time, yet the thiiigt it in done will
bear comparison with any adminit
1 Kapectt Kail Fata Cut.
"It found our foreign affair dis
arranged, our doine.ue ailaira at
odd and ends and everything lopiy
turvy. It i tolly to blame the ad
ministration far what evilt exist to
day. 1 he rublic should place the
rtipontibilirv upon the admmistra
lion that brought ihete condition:
"The Harding administration
found our irCuencc nil in foreign at-
fairs. Yet in short time it
straightened out our affairs an1
placed the United States in the lead-
er.hip of world influence.
Treaties growing out of the arma
ment! conference marked a turning
to:nt in world alfairt.
Ire great weaknett in our em
nonnc latine today is high freight
rates. The president it dealing with
that and I look forward to seeing
great reductions made in the near
future, in both passenger and
of Loan Bodies
Building, Saving! aud Loau
Association 5Urcbing Into
Eay Street, Sayi T. J.
25 and 75 Packages Everywhere
Slate Attorney States He Will
Prove Slain Man Was
Shot While Reclin
ing on Floor.
Albion. N'cb.. May 17. (Special
Telegram.) The dying declaration
of Bolen v ictor Cooley, who wat
shot down at hit home in Silver
Creek on October 28, will be sub
mitted as evidence in the trial of Ed
Hill and John Maxwell, charged with
being his- murderers, which opened
here yesterday, according to Attor
ney Flory for the state in his opening
He said in his opening statement
that the state would produce evidence
to show that Cooley had been as
saulted and shot lour or live times
while on the floor in a reclining posi
The first witness to take the stand
was Thomas Cotton, village marshal
at Silver Creek. He testified that
he was taken to the scene of the
murder by Maxwell, while Cooley 000,000 at the close of the fiscal year,
was still alive, and that Cooley told June 30, next.
The figures of co-operative pro
gress bear a message oi cheer and
satisfaction to the saving and home-
getting people of the state. Bv rule
of majorities, Nebraska is a home
owners state. According to the fed
eral census of January, 1920, there
were at that time 303,4.16 dwellings
in the state, of which 177.733 were
occupied by the , owners. Home
ownership constituted 57.4 per cent
of all; placing Nebraska 12th among
the states in percentage of owner
ship. States ranking higher are Wis
consin, Minnesota, North and South
Dakota, Maine, Vermont, Michigan,
lowa, Idaho, Montana, and Utah
32.5 Per Cent Mortgaged. '
"The ceiitus reports 177,753 homes
other than v farm homes, which com
prise the dwellings in the various
communities of the state. Of this
number, 103,671 or 58.5 per cent, are
owned by the occupants and di.a per
cent are mortgaged. The average
Lincoln. Miy (Speclal.)
Buildinr. tsvingt and loan associa
tion el Nebraska art marching
teadily along Normal avenue into
Eny aired." declared T. J. Fitimor-
ns of Omaha, tecrttiry-treaturcr of
the Nebraska League of Saving! and
Loan attoctations, at the Jut annual
meeting of that league which opened
at the Lincoln hotel here thit morn
ing at 10.
"Uutinesi It fairly good. Money j
ii pientnui wan most associations,
and game in resource are th rule.
These barometer! of thrift and home
getting furnish encouuglug cvidenr
oi increased saving and greater
economy among the people.
"The marked improvement in the
constructive business interest! served
by mutual associations is further
shown by the increased number ol
loans for building and buying homes,
Building activitiei in cities and
towns, particularly in Omaha and
Lincoln, turpass the spring rush of
iat year and ioretnadow a tubman
uai gain over tne total nome building
record of 19.M.
This cheerful Lusiiie situation
situation does not approach the leans
and hour, i ot growth which marked
the fiscal year of 19I9-19JO. when as
locutions rolled uo an averase sain
of 14 per cent in resources. Fortu
nately to. uoomi carry the red
lights of the business world, signal'
ing collision and irreparable blow
outs. The present rate of srowth
cieariy marks a return to the high'
way of safety and sure footing.
Reports Support Views.
"Renorts from 43 association nut
ot the 77 in the state tor the nine
months ending April 1, 1922, support
the, favorable business conditions
here outlined. The reporting asso
ciations show cross assets of S79.-
693.280, equal to 92 per cent of the
state i total. In that period the gram
in assets amounted to $3,801,538, a
clear 5 per cent increase, which will
carry the total resources of all asso
ciations in the state close to $89.
him before lie died that he wanted
to see his lawyer.
Nearly 400 persons from the vicin
ity of Silver Creek crowded the court
room throughout the day. 1 he trial
is expected to continue for a week
Rob Wymore Dentists
Reatrice, Neb., May 17. (Special
Telegram) Burglars entered the of
fice of Dr. Fritz and Dr. Gillaspie at
Wymore, but secured little of value.
it is believed they are members of
the gang which robbed dental offices
here and have been operating at
points in Kansas.
Tell advertisers you saw it adver
tised in The Bee. -.
to yourself. It's a known fact that the
atyle of a suit of clothes sums up a
man's individuality. It expresses the
. inner man. It's the lines of the artist
that determine the picture it's the
lines of a suit that depicts its style".
Style can't be machined into a suit. It 1
takes human hands to paint a picture
so does it take human hands to mold
the style of a suit. Therefore it's the
. hand-tailored suit that alone can show
' artistic lines.' ,
Stratford Clothes are strictly hand
tailored and sell at a moderate price.
1809 Farnam Street
financial lots to member. i"d no
association closed its doott during
the recent financial tnuttn,"
Bank Head Speaks.
' Mr. Fitsmorru addrr followed
iht president's address by L. L
llrvelont ft Beatrice.
John L Kennedy, president of the
v ihiki piaict .mhooii tna pi
Omaha, thru spoke on "The Astoci
it on as a Constructive Factor in tha
Dinner, served by Lincoln associa
At 2 thu aiiernoon, J. P. Douglas,
secretary ol tne lecuinsen Building
and Loan association, conducted
round-table discustion. which inelud
ed leading discusslont on methods
of advertising by William II. Purer
of Nebraska Cur. meeting compete
tion by L. M. rorsythe ol Lincoln
collection ly P. U. Kowe of rre
niont, and selection ol losm by II
A. iiiatt of brward.
Election ol officers and selection of
the net meeting place was ached
uled to close the convention.
First Before tlic
Colorado Authority Says
Those Who Ovf rdo Them
selves Are Easy Victims
"It ii the 'BO Ketters' who succumb
most certainly to tuberculosis." said
Dr. Charlci O. Giee of Colorado
Spring!, ipeaking to the "Nebraska
Tuberculosis association at its an
nual meeting Tuesday night.
Dr. Giese.- who ii vice president of
the Colorado lubercuiosis associa
lion, and n.edical director of the
Union Printers' Home at Colorado
Springs, had for his mbject, "Where
to Put the Emphasis in Tuberculosis
Prevention. Elaborating his remark
about the "go-getters," he explained
that it is because they live almost
continually on the border line of
physical bankruptcy, that when the
disease overtakes them, they have no
reserve. He advocates the beginning
of prevention before the disease
makes a start, in proper sanitary and
nourishment methods for children,
and said he finds a very hopeful sign
in the number of sleeping porches
that are being built.
The following ofheer! were
elected: Dr. S. R. Towne, president;
Dr. William N. Anderson, vice presi
dent; W. W. Bradley, recording sec
retary: Dr. A. D. Cloyd. treasurer;
C. J. Claasen, Dr. L. T. Sidwell and
Col. J. M. Bannister, executive com.
mittce, and W. R. Pate, Alliance;
Mrs. Max Westermann, Lincoln; H.
B. Simon, Norfolk; Dr. L. T. Sid
well, Kearney; Mrs. William Travcr,
Central City; O. A. Wirsig, Kearney,
and Mrs. Alpha Morgan, Broken
Live Stock Man
- Outspoken at
IleaJ of Nebraska Organiza
tion and Freight Agent
Glare at Each Other
Kearney to Entertain
Kearney, Neb., May 17. (Special
Telegram) Arrangements have been
completed for entertaining 300 visit
ing delegates expected in attendance
at the United Commercial Travelers'
state convention, which will be held
in Kearney on Friday and Saturday
value ot mortgaged homes is placed of this week. b. M. Smith, J. W. Daw
son, a. VV. soweles, J. K
Well Chosen Investments
Ther. U a satisfaction in knowing that your funds are Invested In well-chosen
5T2rt ! m.ort,';j0n " th,t th" enin quarterly
dividends at tha rata of ! compounding itself or a regular income to
you oy check.
Call on our officers to explain our plan.
18TH AND HARNEY
33 YEARS IN OMAHA
at $4,175 and the debt $1,646. The
ratio of mortgage debt to value is
J9.4 per cent.
Ihe percentage of owned homes m
Nebraska declined from 59.1 per
cent in 1910 to 57.4 per cent in 1920,
doubtless due to the restricted build-
line activities of war time. Neverthe
less the states record of ownership
stands 11.8 per cent above the aver
aee for the whole United States. Un
encumbered homes constitute 61.7 per
cent of the whole number of dwell'
ines'on farms and m cities and towns.
Owned farms numbering tsp&b were
mortgaged for $168,507,859 and
valued at $705,561,409. The ratio of
farm mortgraires to value was is i
per cent. -Homes not on farms, 33,
680 in number, were mortgaged for
$55,427,688 and valued at $140,607,534.
The census bureau admits that its
statistics are not complete, as infor
mation was obtatned on only .08.0
per cent' of the mortgaged homes.
"Data compiled for cities of 50,000
population and over show that home
ownership decreases as population in
creases. Lincoln, with a population
of 54,946 in 1920, scheduled 13,812
homes, of which number 0,840 or
51.24 per cent were owned by the
occupants. Census takers counted
44,499 homes in Omaha, of . which
21,528 or 48.4 per cent were owned
by the occupants.
Ihe census reports anora sub
stantial and gratifying proof of the
settled, industrious and thrifty char
acter of Nebraska's, family life, and
furnishes the best evidence of the
constructive work and worth of sav
ing and home-promoting associa
tions. In the last quarter of a cen
tury, these mutual institutions as
sisted in building 39,000 homes, loan
ed $180,000,000 repayable in long-time
installments and disbursed millions
dividend earnings among saving
people. The official record for that j
period does not disclose any serious j
J. V. Dwyer represent the executive
committee of the local post in charge.
It is planned to' hold all business
meetings at the teachers' college au
ditorium, while a big banquet on Fri
day evening is scheduled to take
place at the college gymnasium.
Possibly as many as 500 will be ac
commodated at the banquet. A
dance . is to follow. S
Arrangements for housing the vis
itors and their wives have been pro
vided, may of them being guests at
the homes of 75 traveling men who
comprise the local chapter..
Bankers to Contest
Taxation of Capital
Lincoln, May 17. State Tax Com
missioner W. H. Osborne said yes
terday he had 'received information
that the bankers of Nebraska in
tend to contest the taxation of cap
ital stock in national banks. State
and national banks are taxed in the
same manner. The understanding
at the tax commissioner's office is
that the nationals will bring the test
suit, and if they win the state banks
expect to profit by. the victory.
The tax commissioner said his in
formation is that the bankers' or
ganization has employed E. M. Mors-
man of Omaha as its attorney, and
will appeal from the levy.
Many state and national banks I
gave in their property for taxation
this year with a written protest at
tached, so they are said to feel they
are in a position to participate in a
test suit to resist collection.
Robert Graham, a plain spokea liv
S'oin man oi Alliance, aim s
C. Mahoncv. assistant general Ireigl
aaent of the BurliiiEtoii railroad
glared at each oilier across the table
at the hearing on live flock rate! be
fore Examiner Disdue of the inter
state commerce comniUiion in the
federal building yesterday.
Mr. Graham, who is president ol
the Nebraska Stock Grower!' associa
tion. declared many ol the stork
growers and shipper! are bankrupt,
Mr. Ma honey had testified that the
Burlington's live stock ratei in Ne
braska are so low ai to be almost
confiscatory. But the Burlington at
present hai much higher rates than
ihe Northwestern and Union Pacific
roads, due to a ruling in 1919 by the
interstate commerce commission.
Creditors' Beit Aniwer.
"Many shipper! drive their cattle
a distance of ai much as 20 miles to
ihip them by the Northwestern or
Union Pacific because ot the Bur
liugton'a rates," declared M
Graham, t-roni Alliance to Oina
ha tc Burlington rale is about 4o
cents, Ihe Northwestern rate is
"Could you stand an increase of
rates by the Northwestern an
Union Pacific to the rates of the
Burlington?" he was asked.
Uur creditors could best answer
that question, said Graham.
Then he added:
"It doesn't sit well with the stock
men and others in my part of the
state to be held up by the rates the
liuriington charges and then read in
the news of theday that the Bur
nngton railroad declared a J5 ncr
cent dividend last year.
' - Considered a Toke.
Mr. Graham was asked whether the
War f inance corporation's ooera
tions had not helped the stockmen.
"That was considered pretty much
of a joke in our part of the coun
try," he said. "If it hadn't been for
our local banks standing by us, we'd
nearly all be ruined."
L. C Mahoney, the Burlington s
assistant general freight agent,-declared
that if the commission orders
strictly mileage scale of rates the
result will be still lusher rates to
Your idea of a reasonable rate is
Iways a higher rate, isn't it?" H,
V. Shackleford, attorney for the
Omaha Live Stock exchange, asked
No, said Mahoney. "some rates
on the Burlington may be too higl:
but most of them are far too low."
Uncompleted Hotel at
Grand Island Is Sold
Grand Island, Neb., May 17.
(Special Telegram.l The uncom
pleted 10-story hotel building erected
in this city in 1917 has been sold by
ine Donanoiaers, wno purcnased u
at a foreclosure sale last February
to a Mr. Carter, paving and sewer
construction contractor at Sioux City,
la., for $75,000 cash.
Mr. Carter was attracted to Grand
Island by the proposals for sewer
Construction. When he heard of the
bargain involving possession of this
property, he at once lost interest in
the sewer construction contract and,
after a telephone conversation with
Judge Norvak representing the bond
holders, left for his home to Arrange
for the full cash payment.
Mr. Carter stated here that if suc
cessful in purchasing the hotel, he
would at once complete and equip
the building 'and lease it.
Friend Farmer Makes Profit
on Load of Heavy Herefords
A consignment of choice weighty
Hereford steers, that weighed 1,565
pounds, was brought to the Omaha
market by Charles Hansen of Friend.
He received $8.20 a hundred.
Mr. Hansen said he bought the
steers' in Omaha last October when
they weighed 1,100 pounds and cost
$6 a hundred. He roughed them
about two months .and then put them
on a straight alfalfa and corn ration
for five months, making a good
Sheriff Seeks Peddler
Beatrice, Neb., May 17. (Special
Telegram) Sheriff Emery is look
ins for a peddler, who called at the
farm home of Mrs. Dewey near Lib
erty and sold her a pair of spectacle ,
lenses for $50 which were made out
of window glass.
Jumps to Second Place
t MMiv4 IrMs) rasa OaO
draft! made out to V, Dale CUik.
treasurer, in the mail so that they
will b postmarked previous to i p.
nil Miy 19. u addition they should
end to Treasurer Clark, Omaha Na
tional bank, a telegram stating the
amount of funds mailed.
Deposits at Bank.
In order that each candidate or
treasurer of a candid-ite miy have
the utmost privacy on the final day
of balloting they will gather at the
bank between i and 3 Friday alter
noon. Thry should bring nil pre
vious deposit slips. Thry will be
t-Acn in turn to a private consulting
room to make out the final deposit
slip and check all deposit slips against
the total number of vote credited lo
them. No return of standing on
the final day will be given out unlit
the complttc tally i made for the
final count. Candidates ami man
aagcr! and friends are invited to
gather at the bank at the time ol
linal deposit where the first an
nouncement of the number of girls
to be sent to France will be made
and the winning candidate announc
ed. It is expected that the first an
nouncement will be made about 4
Many Citiei Contribute.
The election ai 'conducted under
the ausDicei of the Omaha Bee
smashed all previous records. Omaha
is the first city to secure a total of
$10,000 in the middle of the voting
oeriod. It is the first city to be as
sured two delegates before the time
of final tally. Not content with this
the candidates have made it possible
for three sirls to be guaranteed elec
tion two days before the close. I n
doubtedv the larcest delegation
elected up to the present time will
be an additional honor for Omaha,
This lias been made possible
through contributions lrom many
cities boosting the campaign of the
Several eirls have determined that
from Omaha also will be named the
official head of the National Dele-
gatiun. This honor will be awarded
to the girl securing the greatest nmu
bei of votes in all rlfi lions. It it
now held by Mis Adahsa Miaklrtte
of Louisville with s record ol loo,.
I oo votes.
Substantial contribution! have been
received at Burlington headquarters
from Kansas City. Lincoln, Hannibal,
Mo, Lacrosse, Wis, Galesburg, III.,
Sterling. Columbus, llavelock, Chi
cago, VVvmore, Beardstown, 111,
MvCouk, St. Joseph, Mo, Brookfield
and Grand dossing, Wis. '
The list of towns contributing to
ward the campaign ol the Union
Pacific i quite a! large, reaching at
far as Los Angeles, Seattle and New
Truck Kf place Hres
for HoaJ Surfacing VTurk
Jvcarnry, Neb., May .-ipecul ) ,
Gravel surfacing of the Lincoln
highway, et ol Kearney, lsJ-to be
done by uto truck entirely in the fu
lure. Over iQ men aud team! were
laid off Monday and wore
trmks were put imo operation, t
i stated that the truck, tan handle
a rrrater amount of gravrl at a mm
Gravel surfacing completed en.
tend from the t't county line to
point six milei east of Elmcrerk, 1 he
crew will be transferred to Odena
shortly, working east to Kearney.
THE importance of
quality in buying
clothes, and since so
much of it is where.it
can't be seen, you
should make certain
it's all there.
You may select a pat
tern that pleases the
eye, and its texture
indicate softness and
strength by its feel,
but its ability to retain
its shape, and give last
ing satisfaction will
depend upon how it is
$45 -$50 -$60
Do not fail : to see our
splendid Serges, suitable
for year around wear.
Aho White Cricket
Linens Palm Beach
and Mohairs for hot
209-211 S. 15th, Karbach Blk.
Primary July 18
Lincoln, May 17. (Special Tele
gram) Governor McKelvie today
issued a formal proclamation setting
aside Tuesday, July 18, as, primary
Safe 7lUi&9 infants a invalids
Happy Song of Little Pet Hen Sends
Chicken Thief to Jail for 60 Days
Varlarinrts. TnraBds mi Orofo Children Rich milk, trsltwl pain attract fa Powder
Tte OMftae) rood-Etta rorMIl Aaes
No Caekiac NovrUUnc - XMcaatibia
O'Neill, Neb., May 17. (Special.)
The happy song of a contented
little pet dominick hen branded
Charles Grady as a chicken thief in
the. minds of a Boyd county district
court jury at Butte and sent him to
jail for 60 days.
Charles was charged with stealing
chickens from his neighbor, Andrew
Lorenson, living near Butte. The
chickens, with others, were found by
Lorenson at a Butte butcher shop
atter the butcher had purchased
them from Grady.
At the trial Grady said he had
slept at a neighbor's house, the night
the chickens disappeared and he also
contended that the chickens were his
own. , .' .
Lorenson and his little son, Carl,
insisted that the chickens belonged
to them and said that in the bunch
was a little pet hen trained to do
The chickens were kept in a room
at the county jail during the trial
and as it neared its close the jury.
accompanied by District Judge Rob
ert K. ' Dickson, . the . prisoner and
court dignitaries, went over to view
them. At the jail, Carl told the jury
that if the little dominick hen was
his it would fly to anyone's arm
when called and sing a little son?.
Juror Cline decided to try the ex
periment and, crooking his left arm,
called the biddy. The little dominick
new to the arm and, cuddling up to
his shoulder, sanar a little sons: that
all hens sing in the spring,
i nen the jury went back to court
and the trial was resumed. At the
conclusion of the hearing the jury
remainea out only long enough to
eat supper at the county's expense
and then came in with a verdict of
guilty against Grady. Judge Dickson
gave him 60 davs and he now is in
Bread and Butter
Our regular one-pound loaf of fresh bread will sell from
. 8:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m. Thursday for
5 Cents a Loaf
No Mora Than 5 Loavea to Each Buyer
Our fresh IDLEWILDE BUTTER (the Cream of the
Churning) will go on eale at
38 Cents Per Pound
Make Friday a Bread and Butter Day. Come to The Butter
milk Shop (under the United States National Bank clock)
and get a few loaves of our regular bread and a pound
package or 2-lb. roll of the finest butter made. Purchases
neatly wrapped for carrying.
"Health in Foods"
Northwest Corner 16th and. Farnam
Georgette Crepe and
Light Sports Silks
The country club openings are not
far. in the future then it is for
those delightful events which the
younger miss looks forward to so
expectantly that Thompson, Bel
den's offer these Jovely new dance
frocks of georgette crepe and
sports silks. ' . . l
The georgettes are fluffy little
models voguishly. trimmed "with
ribbons, flowers, beads or laces. ,
The sports' silks afford -a lovely
variety of colorings and trimmings
in the favorite straightline or loose
jacket effects. '
Jmm Coast to Coast
iA national Institution
The Store of she Town."
Young Men Who Want to
We always like to meet the young man -"
who comes in and tells us frankly that he
cannot afford to pay big prices for his
clothes v. i ' ' -,4
We like to meet him because we feel '
we have got both the clothing and the
prices to please him .
There . is certainly nothing which a
young man'may want in style or quality
which he cannot find in
"Browning King & Co. Clothes"
And as makers of every suit we sell,
we can let you have this style and quality
at a price which won't keep you broke
12 to $10
for a month.
t We are showing some un
usually fine ones now spe
cially priced at
Usually sold at $35.00.
Golf Suit Special
Thirty-four suits, sizes 35 to 44, that are values
sold up to $50.00. Now offered as a special in
ducement of introduction at
Extra long trousers to match if you like $6.50.
Browning King & Co.
15th and Douglaa Sto. Harry H. Abbott, Mgr.
. . . t..r
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