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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1922.
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Colonel Receives Distin
guished Service Medal With
Military Honors for Hos
Troops Parade in Review
Colonel Donald Macrae, jr., of
Council liluffs was decorated with
she distinguished service medal with
full military honors at Fort Crook,
headquarters of the Seventh army
His citation from the adjutant gen
eral, War department, reads:
"Distinguished service medal.
"Donald Macrae, jr., colonel
medical cores, United States
army. For exceptionally meri
' torious and distinguished serv
ices, in a position of great re
sponsibility as commanding of
ficer of Mobile hospital No. 1,
at Oulommiers and Chateau
Thierry from June to August,
"Colonel Macrae promptly ar
ranged his hospital tinder the
most difficult conditions and in
adequate equipment and person
nel." Entire Garrison Out
The entire garrison was called out
at the fort for the ceremonies held
on the parade ground. With the
troops of the Sixth infantry in bat
talion formation, Col. Macrae was
escorted to the front by Lieut. H.
W. Johnson, who presented him to
the commanding officer of the post,
Maj. William Buerkle.
As 'the troops stop'd at present
arms with officers in position and
sabers at salute, a squad of trum
peters soiuided "To the Colors,"
after which Lieut. P. E. Jackson, ad
jutant of Fort Crook, read the order
frohi the War department citing Col.
Troops in Review.
Maj. Buerkle then advanced and in
the absence of Maj. Gen. Kernan,
commander of the Seventh corps,
pinned the distinguished service med
al tw-the cofoncTs tunic:"- -
Col. Macrae then was stationed
beside the commandant as "the troops
were paraded by in review,
. Attending Col.' Macrae at the cere
monies were officers of his staff
who served with Mobile Hospital
No. 1 during the strenuous days of
the Chateau Thierry drive, for which
services the colonel was decorated.
Among these officers were Maj.
A. A. Johnson and Maj. F. E. Beil
itiger of Council Bluffs and Capt. JL
E. Hanisch of Omaha. Mrs. Donafd
Macrae and her grandson, Donald
Macrae, 4th, 4, also were present.
Colonel Macrae also is decorated
with the croix de guerre from the
French government, and Mobile
hospital No. 1 as a unit received the i
croix de guerre and numerous cita-
lions from both French and Ameri
can generals, including Gen. Petain,
for services in the Chateau Thierry,
Aisne, Marne, St. Mihiel and Ar
gonne engagements. Six nurses of the
organization were individually dec
orated for valor under ' bombing at
Tuna and Sardine Firms
in $5,000,000 Merger
Los Angeles, June 6. A $s',000,000
merger of tuna and sardine pack-
ng interests of southern Laijiornia
o be known as Van Camp Sea Food,
bmpany. Inc., has just been made
public. Firms included in the
merger are Van Camp Sea Food
company, White Star Canning com
pany, International Packing corpora
tion, Nielsen & Kittle Canning Co.,
Ltd., four of the largest fish pack
ing plants of Los Angeles harbor
and two in San Diego, with several
others acquired by association and
Control of the new company is
vested in a board of 11 directors.
Frank Van Camp is president and
manager. Others prominent in fish
canning industry interested, are B.
Houssels, R. D. Steele and A.- J.
Cohn, all of International Packing
corporation; C O. Nielsen of Niel
sen & Kittle Canning Co., Ltd.; W.
J. King of White Star Canning com
pany, afld Gilbert Van Camp, with
headquarters in Los Angeles.
Omaha Man Is Elected
Vice President of Rail Union
Houston, Tex, June 6. A. J.
Lovell of Logansport, Ind., was
elected legislative representative at
Washington at the meeting of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
Six vice presidents elected are C
V. McLaughlin, Omaha; S. A.
Boone, Boone, la.; C J. Goff, Bir
mingham, Ala.; O. D. Bopkins,
Syracuse, N. Y.; H. H. Lynch, Win
nipeg, and O. W. Karn, San Fran
cisco. Lenine Suffering From
Accute Gastritis, Improved
Riga.. June 6. (By A. P.) M.
Yureneff, Russian soviet ambassador
to Latvia, announced today that
Premier Lenine was suffering rom
. acute gastritis. An official bulletin,
issued today, says the soviet pre
mier's condition shows some im
Officer Receives Medal
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Maj. William Buerkle, commanding officer of Fort Crook, pinning the
distinguished service medal on the tunic of Col. Donald Macrae, jr., com
manding officer of Mobile Hospital No. 1, on the parade grounds of Fort
Crook yesterday. The medal was awarded for meritorious service at
Is G.OP. Nominee
Victory Considered Triumph
for Progressives Vote
More Than Double Any
Des Moines, June 6. (Special Tel
egram.) Col, Smith W. Brookhart
f Washington, la., is the republican
nominee to succeed William b. iven
yon in the United States senate.
His majority is steadily increasing
as the rural counties report, and it
is declared by those in close touch
with his campaign that he will have
at least 43 per cent of the total vote
when all of Iowa's 2,348 precincts
are heard from.
The Brookhart victory is consid
ered a triumph for progressive forces
and the independent voter unequalled
by the results of any previous Iowa
election. His vote showed trfU
niendous strength i.n districts where
least expected, and, to the surprise
even of his friends, he polled a large
vote even in such sections as the
fashionable residence district of Des
His total vote is far more than
double that of any of his opponents.
While Pickett is running in second
place on the returns to date, there
is reason to believe that Clifford
Thome, also regarded as progres
sive in his tendencies, will be lead
ing Pickett when all returns are in.
The precincts yet to be heard fisam
are chiefly in rural districts where
Brookhart is steadily increasing his
Advertising Talk No. 3
There is a fashion among some newspapers of talk
ing in loud words about amount of advertising
carried. The purpose is, of course, to attract other
advertising. "To him who hath shall be given," is
the hope of such newspaper. Yet the proper appli
cation of this parable would manifestly be "to the
paper that hath the value to the advertiser shall be
given." The paper that has the ability to produce
results is the paper which is entitled to advertising
The Associated Retailers' Survey showed conclu
sively that The Omah'a Bee's great army of readers
had greater purchasing power than any other paper.
A copy of this survey is always available at The Bee
office for the interested advertiser.
Omaha advertisers are learning that it is not the
quantity of competitive advertising nor even entirely
the quantity of circulation which forms the correct
basis of a paper's advertising value.
r ;?&:'. .v
of Germany Must
Present Scheme Will Not
Bring Results Is Opinion
of High Government
Washington, D. C, June 6. Rear
rangement of the present scheme of
German reparations is to be expected
if tangible results are achieved by
the conference of international bank
ers now discussing a loan to Germany
at The Hague, in the opinion today
of high government officials.
Officials in close touch with finan
cial and economic developments in
this country and abroad expressed the
view, which was coincided in by
Secretary Mellon, that a German
bond issue could not be floated in
the United States, which would be
looked to for most of the loan un
less attractive security is offered for
the investment of American money
in German obligations.
Laying aside political considera
tions involved in a possible re
arrangement of reparations payment,
and basing their conclusions upon
mnnev marWftt conditions in this
country, officials asserted that unless
bonds issued under the terms of an
international loan to Germany were
tn havp nrioritv in German revenues
as security in preference to the ex
isting reparations bonds, very tew
of the new obligations would be ab
cnrhpH in tfip Amrriran market. Un
der the present reparations arrange
ment, otticials explained, the A. a.
and C. reparations bonds for ao
proximately 100,000,000 gold marks
(Torn to Fnge Two. Column Four.)
Former Senator Accused of
Using Freedom of Cham
ber to Lobby for Tariff
to Benefit Self.
Renew General Debate!
Washington, June 6. An attack
on former Senator Henry F. Lippitt
of Rhode Island, a cotton goods
manufacturer, for alleged activities in
the interests of high tariff protection
for his products and additional re
cessions by the linance committee
majority from rates originally pro
posed, marked senate consideration
today of the tariff bill.
There also was a renewal of gen
eral debate, Senator Harrison, demo
crat, Mississippi, replying to the ad
dress delivered yesterday by Senator
Watson, republican, Indiana, in de
fense of the tariff measure. Senator
Harrison charged that the republi
cans had determined upon a policy of
replying to attacks on the bill so that
senate action might be delayed and
the measure finally killed in confer
ence between the house and senate
after the November elections.
Ashurst Leads Attack.
. The attack on former Senator Lip
pitt was made' by Senator Ashurst,
democrat, Arizona, who expressed
doubt of the "propriety and the
ethics" of a man wlio had once been
a senator, and thus had entre to
the senate chamber, interviewing his
tormer colleagues here with a view
to increasing tariff duties from which
he would profit financially.
senator Ashurst read from an ar
ticle in the New York World in
which Mr. Lippitt was termed 3
super-lobbyist" on the cotton sched
ule of the tariff bill, and said there
was a story going around that the
former senator had been admitted
to the secret sessions of the finance
committee majority after producers
of long staple cotton in Arizona had
This brought a denial from Senator
Sraoot of Utah, rankinir republican
.on , tht committee, who added that
an examination of the tariff bill would
disclose that no matter how often
Mr. Lippitt had been heard, he had
not had much influence with the com
mittee m changing the rates.
Show Rate Recommended.
Chairman McCumber of the com
fnittee called attention that the com
mittee had recommended a rate of
7 .cents a pound on long staple
cotton which Senator Ashurst had
explained was the raw material used
by Mr. Lippitt in the production of
fine grades of cotton goods.
The first three hours of the senate
session today was taken up with
general discussion, Senator Harri
son's address drawing a reply from
Senator Willis, republican, Ohio, who
declared there already had been "ten
milts,, of discussion, his distance
computation Deing on the basis of
stringing out senators' speeches line
tdf line. Another estimate was that
2,000,000 words had been uttered
in the senate on the bill.
King Defends Speeches.
This brought response from Sen
ator King, democrat, Utah, who de
clared that' those senators, believing
the tariff bill to be such as to threaten
injury to the American people would
be open to censure If they did not
challenge an increase of the "iniqui
tious" rates proposed. He added that
there would be a full discussion to
the end that the people might know
just what the bill would do.
Rates from which the committee
receded today included those On cut
nails and spikes, horseshoe nails
horseshoe rivets and studs, and steel
and iron screws. On cut nails the
duty of 30 per cent ad valorem
originally recommended was cut in
half, the vote being 55 to 1, with
Senator Wadsworth, republican, New
York, casting the single negative
vote. The duty on horseshoe nails
was reduced from 2'A cents a pound
to V2 cents and the 40 per cent pro
posed for rivets and the 40 per cent
for rivets and studs was reduced to
30 per cent. On horseshoes the rate
was made 1-5 cents a pound instead
of 3-5 cenrs.
Bond Fixed for Lad
Who Attempted Wreck
York, Neb., June 6. (Special
Telegram.) William Lec, 18, ar
rested Monday afternon by Special
Agent F. M. Sempeck of Norfolk on
the charge of being connected with
an attempt to wreck the Chicago &
Northwestern passenger train here
a month ago, was bound over for
preliminary hearing on a $500 bond
The lad confessed to the attempt
ed wreck before Sheriff Jay Mil
ler, Chief of Police Olson and
Sempeck. He is employed as a de
livery boy by a grocer.
Plenty of Coal for June,
White House Reports
Washington. June 6.
There is plenty of bituminous coal
in the country for everybody for
the current month at least, it was de
clared at the White House. Pointing
out that there is a continuing slight
increase in coal production, officials
declared no new emergency or crisis
was threatened bv the continuing
Hot Days Bring
Need for Milk,
Ice for Babies
Each Year The Bee Free Milk
and Ice Fund Saves Lives
of Hundreds of
Hot days are upon us.
And babies are beginning to suf
fer for want of cooling sweet milk.
Each year The Bee, through its
Free Milk and Ice fund, stages a
fight against the torrid heat which
stifles kiddies in the poorer homes.
A Worth-While Fight.
It is a worth-while fight, for it un
questionably saves the lives of hun
dreds of kiddies, and preserves the
health of hundreds more.
Many children who have been re
ceiving milk in the schools will be
without it during the hot, oppressive
months to follow, without the aid of
Ihe Bee s fund.
There are similar agencies in other
cities, but no other one in Omaha.
Every penny contributed to the Free
Milk and Ice fund purchases milk and
ice for the tots whose parched throats
cry for it. There are no commis
sions or overhead expenses to drain
Rewards Are Manifold.
Readers of The Bee are asked to
contribute to the fund as they feel
able. It is not the largeness of the
contributions, but rather their num
ber, that counts.
The rewards to those who contrib
ute are manifold: A happy knowl
edge that one has done a good deed;
that intense suffering has been check
ed, and the mute .thanks of dis
traught mothers given cheer and
hope by the returning health of their
There already is heed of money to
purchase sweet milk and the ice to
keep it sweet. As in the past The
Bee opens the Free Milk and Ice
fund by contributing $5. Contribu
tions from readers will be acknowl
edged each day in The Bee.
Churches Asked to Urge
U. S. Aid for Armenians
Washington. June 6. An appeal to
the churches and their members to
urge upon congress that the Amer
ican government take necessary
steps to "ensure the permanent pro
tection of the Armenians and other
Christians under Turkish rule," was
announced by the federal council of
Christian churches in America. The
council's letter to church pastors fa
vors among things that the United
States extend "financial support to
whatever body assumes the trust of
organizing the administration of
Col. Samson Lane Fiason
Washington. June rt. Col. Sam
son Lane Faison, United States in
fantry, was named by President
Harding for promotion to theNrank
of brigadier general in the regular
army. Colonel faison will succeed
Brig. Gen. William H. Sage, who
died June 4.
The Way It Works
O'Bryan Freed on Bond
After Being Sentenced
R. C. O'Bryan, former manager of
the Great Western Commercial Body
company, sentenced"' yesterday by
District Jodge Goss to the state peni
tentiary for one year at hard labor
and fined $1,000 and ordered to pay
the cost of the prosecution, was re
leased at 4:30 yesterday afternoon on
a $5,000 supersedeas bond.
O'Bryan was found guilty last
month of conspiracy to obtain money
by false representation.
Mrs; Jean Day Tells
of Beck "Attack"
Letters Show Army Officer's
Relation With Women at
Oklahoma ' City, Ok!., June 6.
Mrs. Jean Day, local society woman,
related today to a special army board,
her story of an alleged attack upon
her by Lieut. Col. Paul Wark Beck,
commanding officer at Post Field,
Oklahoma, which resulted in Beck's
death at the hands of her husband
here early in April.
At a morning session of the board
in the federal building, Jean P. Day
appeared with his attorney and sub
mitted to the questipning. Hearings
were strictly private and neither Mr.
Day nor the board members would
make any comment. Day answered
all inquiries, "I have been pledged
A surprise developed at the morn
ing session, it was understood, when
Pruett, Day's attorney, introduced
several letters concerning alleged re
lations of Beck with women at other
army posts where he had been sta
tioned. Persons conversant with army af
fairs pointed out tonight that the
investigation might have no bearing,
as intimated, on whether civil au
thorities would be asked to prose
cute Day. Vhen an army officer
dies, a board of army officers is
named, to determine if he met death
m line of duty, it was pointed out.
A coroner's jury exonerated Day
shortly after the slaying.
Unnecessary to Prove Liquor
Intoxicating, Court Holds
San Francisco, Cal., June 6. It is
no longer necessary to prove that
whisky and wine are intoxicating in
liquor prosecutions. The United
States circuit court of appeals ruled
that it was sufficient in the gov
ernment's case to prove that liquor
offered in evidence was whisky or
The decision said, "It does not re
quire a scientific expert to identify
a well-known article of manufacture
and commerce in common use."
Postal Receipts Gain
Washington, June 6. (Special Tel
egram.) Receipts of the Omaha
postoffice for the month of May. as
anonunced by the Postoffice depart
ment, were an increase of
$38,462. or 23.84 per cent, over the
same months last year. The receipts
of the Des Moines office were $192.
026, an increase of $36,491.
Alumni of Drake
Committee Appointed to In
vestigate Alleged Ad
ficulties. Des Moines, June 6. (Special
Telegram.) Agitation for the re
moval of Dr. Arthur Holmes as
president of Drake university is ex
pected to come to a conclusion to
night when the board of trustees
meets to hear a report from a com
mittee appointed to investigate al
leged university administrative dif
ficulties. Reports are that a strong move
is on foot for the removal of the
university head. It was stated on
good authority that the liberal arts
college, almost without exception, is
at outs with Dr. Holmes, and that
an alumni petition has been presented
to the trustees asking that thev de
clare the presidency vacant.
.Prominent alumnae, it was stated,
have served notice on university of
ficials that they will refuse to assist
in the raising of finances for the
school unless Dr. Holmes is relieved.
They allege the president has failed
to co-operate with the women, and
has been antagonistic toward ath
letics for coeds at Drake. The or
ganization had been asked to raise
On the other hand, Dr. Holmes
has many champions in the school
and on the board of trustees. It was
reliably reported that they will de
mand the resignation of Dean F. O.
Norton of the liberal arts college in
case opponents of Dr. Holmes insist
upon retiring the latter from office.
Holmes' friends say that the presi
dent refused to be dictated to by the
faculty and thus incurred its en
mity. Rumors are that a move may be
made to abolish the office of presi
dent of the university and to create
again the office of chancellor with a
local man in that position.
Two Soldiers Die in Crash
Baltimore, June 6. Two soldiers
were killed, two suffered probably fa
tal injuries and six others were hurt
wnen a truck carrying 10 troopers
from Camp Holabird went over an
embankment near Westminster, Md.
The dead are Privates Parent and
Wednesday fair; not much change
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Rail Labor Board Orderi
Slash on Shop Men
1,200,000 Are Affected
Cincinnati. June 6. (By A. P.)
New wage reductions for shopmen,
ordered by the railroad labor board
today, can but intensify the present
feeling of dissatisfaction with railway
labor conditions, according tto B.
M. Jewell, head of the shopcrafts
unions, here today for a railroad
A trike vote of approximately
1,200.000 rail workers will be taken
by the individual unions affected by
the railroad labor board wage reduc
tions, recently ordered and pending.
it was decided at the conference.
The vote in each union will be re
turnable within 30 days after the
board announces a wage cut for that
class of employes, the vote of the
shopcrafts, whose reduction was or
dered by the board today, being re
turnable June M.
Kepresertatives of all railroad lab
or organizations, with the exception
of the "Big Four" brotherhoods.
were in the conference which was
to be the first of a series.
Strike Vote to Be Taken.
Washington. D. C. lune 6 (Kv
A. P.) H. L, Brumsom, special rep
resentative in Washington of the In
ternational Association of Machinists,
declared today that a strike vote
would be immediately taken among
the 400,000 machinists affected by to
day's decision of the railroad labor
board reducing wages. Mr. Brumsom
said that the decision was regarded
Chicago, June 6. Over the strong
protest of the three labor representa
tives on tne united Mates railway
labor board, a new wage cut of 7-
cents an hour for railway shop me-
cnanics and y cents tor ireight car
men cutting 400,000 shop men ap
proximately $60,000,000 a year, was
ordered by the board today.
Saving Nearly $60,000,000.
The new wage reduction broueht
an estimated added saving of,$S9,-
ooy,J4 annually to the railroads, fol
lowing on the heels of a $50,000,000
cut in the wages of maintenance of
5Vay laborers last week. The shop
crafts decision becomes effective
July 1, the same date as last week's
The minority -eport of the labor
members pointedly stated that the
majority devision was made "with no
consideration of human needs" and
that it fails to carry out the function
of the hoard to set a "just and rea
"To Vindicate Propaganda."
"The tendency of this decision is
to vindicate the propaganda of the
railroads and consequently condemn
such statement as the employes have
been able to bring to public atten
tion," the minority opinion said. It
(Turn to Pa Two, Column Two.)
Judge to Hear Ouster
of Sheriff Is Named
Lincoln. Tune 6. The rrhrala
supreme court today, on the appli
cation of Sheriff Charles RiitlpH nf
Thurston, named Judge A. M. Post
oi oiumDus to try the ouster case
started against Kutledge by Gov
A. R. Oleson, attorney for Rut
ledge, requested the court for a
change of judges, objection being
taken to Judge Guy Graves of Pen
der. The change takes the case out
of the Eighth district.
In Governor McKelvie's charges
against Rutledge it is alleged that
the latter was at times intoxicated
and failed to enforce the liquor laws. '
Rutredge was ordered suspended,1
pending the outcome of the ouster
suit, but so far has persistently re
fused to give up his post. He claims
that the portion of the prohibition
law relatin? to ouster nrnr;.
is void, because the substance of the
section is not mentioned in the title
ot tne act.
Cardinal Casparri to
lake Cure at Monte" Catini
Rome, June 6. Cardinal Gas-
parri, papal secretary of state. let
Rome to take the
tini, near Florence.
The cardinal usually takes his va
cation in September. This year he
has suffered from erysipelas and also
is run down following his hard work
at the recent conclave.
Prior to his departure. Cardinal
Gasparri said he hoped to return to
Rome so as to be here when the
coming conference at The Hague
Patriarch of AH Russia
Given 5-Year Pen Sentence
London, June 6. According to a
dispatch to the Dailv Telegraph
from Copenhagen, the Most Rev. Dr.
Tikhon. patriarch of all Russia, has
been sentenced to five vears' impris
onment for having opposed the
seizure of church treasures by the
government. The disnatrh iHH h,t
identical sentences were passed on
t?:i a, "...
uiMiup Aicxoi ann another high ce
clesiastic named Innokenti,
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