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the Omaha Sunday Bee
VOU 51-NO. .10.
These Young Women Are Go
Wo r k er s
Say Loyalty of Friends and
Organizations was Respon
sible for Victories in
Omaha Leads All Cities
The most successful Good Will
election held any place in the coun
try is at an end.
Eight girls, six of them Omahans,
will embark July 22 for France on
the tyission of mercy hded by Miss
Annt Morgan. . .
fit thc winmntr ffirlt tia
been interviewed regarding her fight
to win ana ner emotions oil learning
lliat 'th vva . KtirrKsfnt AnH each
girl credited her victory to the loy
ally 01 ner campaign managers, ner
friends and the organization which
.1: Several of torn declared .that deck
chairs, sea air and 'the wonders of
Paris will fail to dim the visions of
gay parades, carnival dances, flutter
ing banners and special trains, all
frequent incidents in their campaigns.
For never' was a political election
conducted with more vim and vigor
than The Bee's Good Will contest.
Admits Lump in Throat.
One demure candidate admitted
that she already feels a lump in her
throat at the thought of leaving her
friends, who toiled in her behalf, be
None of the candidates has been
abroad before, ' ''
"I I'm simply flabergasted at the
bigness of the whole campaign," ex
claimed Miss Nellie B. Donn, who
polled such a large vote that she is
likely to be named official head of
the "entire delegation. ' " ' ' ,
Miss Donn continued: I cant
help having a deep feeling of pride
that the Union Pacific has shown
such magnificent generosity, in the
worthy cause for which the contest
stands. Our success is due to the
loyalty of every Union Pacific em
ploye and his friends, and is just
?nother demonstration of the Union
Pacific spirit. I only wish I could
thank every one of them personally.
May Be Smallest One.
Miss Donn resides with her mother
and grandfather at 4317 Barker, ave
nue. She is small of stature and
laughingly said she supposed she win
he the smallest in . the delegation.
Miss Donn has been with the Union
Pacific for 11 years and is now - chiet
clerk- in the Union Pacific family
league and pension board. She con
tributes to the support of her motner.
Paul Rigdon, Miss Donns cam
paign manager, said: V,'
"One object of our endeavors in
this Good Will contest was to dem
onstrate that Cart Gray's crowd is
mighty hard to; beat. But it is , a
much greater satisfaction to us to
know and acknowledge with appre
ciation the cordial sympathy which
exists between the Union Pacmc and
its patrons. To all we extend our
Can't Express Gratitude,
s So many things happened during
the campaign of Miss Kathrme
O'Brien, Burlington candidate, who
not only proved a dangerous com
petitor for Miss Donn but chained
more votes than the winner of any
similar campaign held elsewhere,
that Miss O'Brien threw up her
hands in despair when asked to tell
about them. V - . ..
"No. I've never been abroad, said
Miss O'Brien, who resides at 2618
Harney street "I won because the
most loyal, most wonderful bunch
of people in the world were backing
nie. I simply can't express my grati
. (Torn to P Two, Column Three.)
Beatrice Doctor Injured
When Automobiles Collide
Beatrice, Neb., May 20. (Special
Telegram.) Dr. C. P. Fall escaped
with severe bruises when a car driven
by Ted Lodcr, Waverly, collided
with his coupe. There were four
occupants in the Waverly car, but
none were hurt. Loder was leaving
tow nwhen the accident occurred.
. Editorial comment for this
issue is on page - 6-A.
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Final Standings in
Good Will Election
Final revised statistics of The
Omaha Bee's Good Will contest
show a total of 493,283 votes, net
ting $48,928.87, and enabling
eight girls to take the trip to
The first eight girls in the list
will go. Here is the table, show
ing the standings:
Miss Nellie B. Donn 185.924
Miss Katherine O'Brien... 122,1 33
Miss Elisabeth Kaufmann-TO.OM,
Miss Ella fenn :. 50.117
Miss Anna McNamara.... 28,868
Miss Kathleen Rossiter... 19,321
Miss Elizabeth Pace 5,473
Miss Irene Rice 2,087
Miss Gladys Hitchcock... 1,823
Miss Myrtle Wood 1,540
Mrs. Agnes Hall 1,350
Miss Anna Funk 888
Miss Grace Endres 312
Votea of withdrawn candi
- candidates 3,447
Total votes cast 493,283
Other Girl Learns
She Is Winner, Too
Miss "Rice of Alliance, . Ju)
Threw Strerigth to Fcndwv"
- Employe, Surprised
: at Victory.
- "If a fairy prince , had appeared
and invited , me to go to France on
a magic carpet, my surprise and de
light could have been no greater,"
Thus did Miss Irene Rice of Al
liance, Neb., candidate of the Alliance
Times in The Bee's Good Will elec
tion, express herself, after recovering
from her surprise when notified she
was one of the winners.
Misi Rice is a former Omaha girl.
When her parents moved to Alliance
she accompanied them. For the last
two years she has been employed In
the general superintendent's office at
the Burlington railroad station there.
Miss Rice obtained many votes,
but they didn't pile up as rapidly as
those of the Omaha candidates. Hers
was a -smaller organization; there
weren't so many votes to be had. It
was then Miss Rice decided to sacri
fice her own 'ambition to loyalty to
the Burlington. . - i
"I couldn't see any chance of win
ning," she .explained over long dis
tance telephone'"so I. decided to help
Miss Kathrine O'Brien. She, too,
was a Burlington girl, and I thought
our road should be represented in
The Bee's delegation. During the
last week of the contest I Worked
very hard for Miss O'Brien.
Learns of Chance.
"The day before the contest
closed I was told there was a chance
eight girls might win the trip to
France. I was in eighth place, and
I had one day to make sure of hold
ing it. I worked very hard. .
s "Yes, it's very wonderful. Miss
O'Brien telegraphed me her con
gratulations just as . soon as she
knew the results. I'm sure she and
I will be great friends during the
trip. And to think that two Bur
lington girls are going I
''No, I won't, begin packing riht
away. . I'll have to do some sewirg
first, so I'll have something to pack.
No, 1 I've never been abroad Dcfore,
but I'm not a bit afraid of seasick
ness. Even if I do get seasick, :t'll
be worth it." ... .
Miss Rice stopped talking and a
sigh of pure joy and happy anticipa
tion could be heard at the Ail:ance
end of some 400 miles of telephone
rent rooms and apartments,
sell houses and farms, find
jobs or employes, locate
Bee" Want' 'Ads
and get results economi
cally, satisfactorily and
BEE "WANT" AD RATES
Pkoaa Yours to AT Untie 1000
The Omaha Bee
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Chairman of Shipping Board
Makes Statement as Last
of War Steamers
Inland Must Co-Operate
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Omaha Bra Ltaatd Wirt.
Washington, May 20. Chairman
Lasker of the United States shipping
board announced today - thf "om
pletion of the greatest shipbuilding
undertaking in history. ,- ;
The last on the the ships America
ordered built to bridge the Atlantic
and help win the war has been com
pleted by the Bethlehem Ship Build
ing Corporation, Ltd., at the spar
rows Point (Maryland) yard and
turned over by the shipping board to
the Munson line tor operation in the
South .American service. '
J he styp is rhe-"SJS" passenger
cargo steamer, Western World.
From May 24, 1917, when the wood
cargo carrier. North Bend, the first
vessel to be builtunder war-time con
tracts, was turned ovei to the gov
ernment by Kruse and Banks, North
Bend, Ore., to May 9; WZi,' the
United States shipping board con
structed 2,312 vessels of various types
aggregating 13,636,711 dead weight
tons... Today, more than 1,000 of
these vessels are laid up, due to the
depressing, condition of the worlds
markets, as well as to the inability
of the American operator to compete
with his foreign competitors from the
standpoint of expenses.
. Aid Essential. ' .
"The salvation of the American
merchant marine lies solely in gov
ernment aid," commented Mr. Las
ker. "The proposed ship subsidy bill
which is now beinor discussed before
a joint congressional committee con
sisting of members of the senate com
mittee on commerce and the house
committee on merchant marine and
fisheries, provides adequate means,
subject to such amendments as are
advisable and practicable for the
restoration of American maritime
prestige. - v- ; . "' ' . ;
"Until the citizen who resides in
land co-operates with his brother on
the various coasts of the country in
realizing the benefits to be obtained
(Turn to Face Two, Column Four.)
Ex-Pastor Guilty of
':. Practicing Medicine
Nebraska City, Neb.', May 20.
(Special.) A jury in district court
returned a verdict' of guilty against
Rev. F. B. Williams, former pastor
of the Baptist church here, on a
charge of practicing medicine without
a license. , -y -
The minister was accused on three
counts of havinsr administered medi
cal treatment to George btephenson,
Nebraska City man who is said to be
suffering from an incurable disease.
Mrs. Stephensou, who was expected
to be the chief witness for the prose
cution, was unable to leave her hus-
anbd to appear in court.
H. H. Antles. secretary of the State
Department of Public Welfare, Lin
coln, and Oliver Stevenson. . county
clerk, testified that the defendant
had never applied for or been issued
a certificate to praceice medicine.
The penalty is from $50 to $300
fine. ' Motion for a new trial proba
bly -will be made next week and if
overruled, the case may be taken to
the supreme court.
Fenton Gets Sxecutioner
to Electrocute King June 9
Lincoln. May 20. (Special Tele
gram.) Warden W. T. Fenton an
nounced that he had written to E. B.
Currier, executioner at Boston, to
come to Lincoln June. 9 to electro
cute James B. King, convict who
stabbed Robert Taylor to death May
So far attorneys for King have
made no move to fight his case fur
ther than the state supreme court.
If a motion for a new trial is made
i. may delay the execution a month.
"I'll push this ca.;e to the limit,"
the warden said. "Guards in my
employ, will get every f safeguard
against further murders of this de
scription that I can give them. ,Thc
King case should be made an ex
ample," i .
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1922.
7.... "trance in July as The Bee's
wyjw 1-' . 1
WHERE TO FIND
THE BIG FEATURES OF
THE SUNDAY BEE
parts and Ktwt Ftalum
l'aca I and I.
Of Spatial Intern! ta Molartata
KmI Eitata and Noma Hnlldw
Sen Paga 4.
Market aad Financial Paaa S.
Want Ad ra(a la .
anllv and Nar for Wa
laga t la I.
Miopplnv with rollf Fac S.
Amincmanta ragra 1 and S.
Muale Neva PI 1.
Tha flapper Wha t'oand Hararir."
Hlna Ribbon abort atorjr by Inr
Haym Irwin I'M
Tha Marrlrd Ufa of Helra and
Warren" Fa S.
The Romance of a Million Dollar," .
aerial by F.lliaaeth Urjean
Women Turn City aoreraaieat Bark
to Huaband" Fag II.
Far Live Roy of Omaha. Pnga It.
"Happrlaad," lor tha Children "
, , Page IS.
Den Show WKl Open Monday
Evening, May 29 Si'mson ;
Makes Appeal ior;
, . , - ,
Next Thursday Omaha will have
a unique tag day.
It will be unique in that solicitors
will be men, their prey will be men
and the necessary pittance for es
cape will be a $10 It'll.
For on that day 200 members of
Ak-Sar-Ben. will be out in force, be
ginning at 9:30, to corral new mem
bers for the realm of Quivera, and
only the display of .the little green
and yellow button, blazing allegi
ance to King Ak, can save their
quarry from extraction of the neces
sary 10 iron men. '
This will be the last opportunity
to eet into Nebraska's greatest
booster organization without suffer
ing the initiation tricks at the Lien.
The first Den show of the season
will be held one week from tomor
row night, Monday,' May 29.
"Of the original 554 members ot
Ak-Sar-Ben," says Charles Gardner,
Samson of the order, "there are per
haps 50 men in Omaha and Council
Bluffs now who have been members
every year since leys.
Demands Grow Yearly. .
"Ak-Sar-Ben has grown with the
city, with the middle west, but each
year more , demands are made on
Ak-sar-Ben and more members are
required each year to provide money
and entertainment for Omaha's
lwenty-nve years ago, when vis
itors to Omaha were compelled to
depend upon train schedules or the
horse and buggy for transportation,
there were not so many visitors, but
now in the day of improved railroad
transportation thousands of men
come each year to the Ak-Sar-Ben
Den to be entertained by Quivera's
"In 1921 there were 8,580 men
from all parts of the United States
who visited the royal Den;, 6,637 of
these came from Omaha's immedi
ate trade territory in Iowa and Ne
10,000 Are Expected.
"In 1922 Samson experts fully 10,
000 guests., ' ,
"To entertain these men properly
Ak-Sar-Ben requires a large mem
bership. Omaha cannot afford to
have these men come to Omaha and
not receive the customary royal en
tertainment passed out by his majes
ty, King Ak-Sar-Ben."
Here . is a table of Ak-Sar-Ben's
membership since 1895:
Tear.. . Members.
n7 , cot
1902 .... dm
1907 ; l,4o
1919 , 1,091
191S ; 2,592
!! -..I - 2,4i
191 . 4.992
191 3, Ml
Approve Use of
Auto on Sunday
Attempt to Halt Joyriding on
Sabbath Defeated by Big
Vote Movies Are .
By REV. W. B. NORTON.
Omaha Be Leatfd Wire.
. Des Moines, la., May 20.--Pres-bytcrian
automobilists cn' still get
the fresh air on Sunday and keep
the . law of the church, according to a
vote at the Presbyterian general as
The report of committee on Sab
bath observance, which condemned
Sunday movie3 and unnecessary Sun
day work of all kinds, was adopted
without dissent. Rev. George A.
Hill, Crawfordsville, Ind., introdued
a supplementary resolution to "dis
courage the use of the automobile
on the Sabbath, except for attendance
at Sabbath services and works of
Several noes at once came from
commissioners. A motion which de
feated' the resolution by laying it on
the table was carried by a rising
vote of 314 to 233. . -
Rev. H, L. Bowlby, general secre
tary of the Lord's Day Alliance, ex
pressed faith in the good intentions
of Will Hays, movie authority and
Presbyterian elder, to clean up the
movies, but declared war on movies
whether or not Hays acted.
"While we have faith in Mr. Hays
as a Presbyterian elder," said Rev.
Mr. Bowlby, "we are waiting to see
what he is able to put across. How
ever, if the movies don't clean up for
six days -in the week and clear out
on the seventh day, the sword is
unsheathed and we will fight the
commercialized movie trust to a finish.
Mail Makes Quick Time
Lodgcpolc, Neb., May 20. (Spe
cial.) Letters mailed in Washington,-
D. C; at 9 p. m.; reached the
local office at 11:20 a. m. the fol
HMi il umi Bum
m n m ti
Out Last Year's Straw
: : Conviction, Report
- " ..''" i
Los Angeles, May 20. A night out
failed to bring a jury to decision, in
the trial of Arthur C- Burch of Evan
ston.'.Ill., charged with murder of
J. Bel.ton, Kennedy here last August.
The four women and eight men to
day entered the court jury chamber
again and' .resumed deliberations.
Court .room rumors conveyed sug
gestion that 'the apparent division of
the jury was-nine for conviction and
three, for acquittal. The case went
to the jury late yesterday. .
Boy Pronounced Dead
Is Revived by Coach
Dcs Moines, May 20. (Special
Telegram.) Apparently dead for 15
minutes and then back, to life was
the experience of Albert Wilwerding,
17, student at the Des Moines Cath
olic academy. 1 . . ,
Wilwerding was playing base ball
with his school team when he was
hit over the heart with a batted ball.
He fielded the ball and fell over
"dead," at least that is what the doc
tors hastily summoned from the
Nebraska City Minister
Found Guilty in 20 Minutes
Lincoln, May 20.r-(Special.) H.
H. Antles, secretary of -the depart
ment of public welfare, reeived word
from Nebraska City that a jury there
had found Fred B. Williams guilty
of practicing medicine wtihout a
license after deliberating 20 minutes.
Williams, a minister, was charged
with giving a man suffering from
paralysis diet and medicine at
variane wicth the usual diets and
mediine prescribed by regular physi
cians. . Complete' Park Plans
Broken Bow, Neb., May 20. (Spe
cial.) The representatives compris
ing the state park committee from
the towns of Arnold, Ansley, Ansel
mo, Merna, Sargent, Comstock and
Broken Bow met at the Public Serv
ice club and completed arrangements
for the meeting with Governor Mc
Kcliie and the state board May 23,
Ul . tj M.
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4 .rt jiw 'SW
Jefferis in State;
to Launch Active
. j' "
Plans to Visit Every Coun
tyWill Carry Message '
of Republican ,
: . Achievements. '
Congressman Albert W. Jefferis,
candidate for republican nomination
for United States senator, will leave
Omaha this- afternoon for Sidney,
Kimball, Scottsbluffs, Gering, Bridge
port, Morrill and othj- points.
"I will try to find out what the
voters of the state want carried out
during the coming year," said Mr.
Jefferis. "I want to know what sort
of a man they want to represent
them; to determine if I can live up to
their ideals of what a United States
senator should be. .
"I want the people to talk to me;
and I want, to tell them of the won
derful , teamwork of the republican
gove'rnment in . Washington, which
has enacted constructive and help
fut legislation despite the opposition
of the democrats.
Democrats Embarrass President .
"Every effort of our president has
been embarrassed by democratic op
position. President Harding is one
of the most forward looking men in
our land. He has a keen insight into
the business of our nation, and is de
voting every effort and utilizing the
best brains in bettering conditions."
"Although not all of the republican
leaders are of the same mind on some
issues they are working in harmony,
(Turn to Pats Two, Column Two.)
Sunday fair and somewhat warmer.
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to Stand by
Woman Who Married Screen
Star in Mexico Hears of
With Tears in Eyes.
Gets Tender Messages
By Tha Amrlatcd Vrnt. '
Chicago, May 20. Winifred Hudi
nut, whose marriage to Rodolph Va
lentino in Mexicali, Mexico, has re
sulted in charges of bigamy against
the moving picture star, reached
Chicago today, en route to her home ,
in New York with a pledge of love
for Valentino on her lips and tears
in her eyes when she heard the latest
news of the screen idol.
All the way on her long trip from
the west she steadfastly refused to
discuss the case with scores of news
paper reporters who boarded the
train at almost every station, but at 4;
the last moment, when someone sug-.,
gested tha.t her silence might reJlVv'
in misjudgment of , Valentino "ini.
asked her if she loved him, her lips .
formed one word "forever." Then
she resumed her attitude of silence. 1
- Persons on the train said she told
them she would "never, never leave
Rodolph," and planned to return to
him, but Miss Hudnut herself would'
say nothing , to this effect to re
porters. 'Sends Nine Messages.
Miss Hudnut sent Valentino nine
telegrams and a special delivery let
ter during the trip here. She receiv
ed 12 telegrams from him. All were
couched in terms of endearment, such
phrases as "bushels of love." "don't '
worry, everything will be all right,"
"love you so much," "God take cars,
of you," and "your darling sweet-
heart," predominated in the wires
sent and received by her.
To several she signed the word
"Bambino," instead of her name. It
is Italian for sweetheart, . :
Miss Hudnut's only companion '
was a Pekinese dog which rode in
the baggage car. Traveling under
the name of "Winifred Shaughnes
sy," she rode in an ordinary lower
birth, but' made no attempt to con
ceal her identity when reporters ask
ed her if she was "Mrs. Valentino.''
. Cut Pictures From Papers.
At times she cried, at others sha
laughed as the reporters pleaded with
her .to talk, but most of the; time
she sat Jooking wistfully at a book
on her lap which always remained 1
open at the same spot. Part of the
(Tom to Paf Two, Column six.)
'Xholorform Burglar" !j
Is Killed by Watchman
Chicago, f May 20. Adam Pro
chowski, known as the "chloroform
burglar," who escaped from Joliet
penitentiary some time ago, was shot
and killed early today in an attempt
to enter the home, of Henry A. Blair,
president of the Chicago surface
lines. The burglar was killed by
private watchman, a former army
Prochowski,: also known as the
"Gold Coast burglar," because of his
numerous robberies on Lake Shore
drive, had a long record. He was
credited with scores of burglaries and
admitted many six years ago. when
apprehended. He claimed he was a,
graduate of the University of War
saw and that his only burglar tools
were ' a "jimmy" and a bottle of
chloroform, using the latter to stupi
fy his victims. .... , -
Humphrey Withdraws !
as Candidate for Congress
Linoln, May 20. (Special.) A.
R. Humphrey of Broken Bow, who
is working in, the federal irrigation
department at Washington, D. C,
and who wired D. M. Amsberry yes
terday to file his name as a republi
can candidate for congress, wired to-:
day asking Amsberry to withdraw
his name following the decision of
Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid to
run for re-election. Amsberry, wh ,
filed as a candidate for congress in
the Sixth district, stated today that .
he would keep his name on the list
as a candidate until a few days be
fore nominations are to close so he
would be ready to get into the race
in the event "Kinkaid changed his
mind a second time and withdrew at
a candidate, . . j
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