THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1920
Washington, I. C '
Kansas City, Mo.
705-707 Kansas Ave.
The House Qf Cffurtesu
Kansas City, Kan.
We To Not Cue Former or
We Let You Tie the
Judge of Our Values
To Boost May Sales!
Berkson Bros. May Reduction Sale
The Season 's, Greatest Value Giving Event
Coats i Dresses
Daintily conceived, but practical dresses for street, informal and general summer oc
casion wear. The fabrics are remarkable, and the workmanship is splendid.
The Coats are fashioned like higher priced selections in straig-htline, flare, polo styles
and feature every authentic length and shade.
PLEADS FOR ROADS
Secretary of Kansas Highway
Commission Before Congress.
Wants Present System Con
tinned by Jfew Law.
WESTERN STATES FAVORED
Eastern Part of U. S. Already
Has State Highways.
Law Would Give Kansas $3,000,-
000 Per Year.
Washington, May 11. A plea for
continuance of the present system of
building hard surfaced highways with
federal aid, but under supervision of
the state, rather than a national high
way built across the various states
by the federal government, was made
today before the senate and house
road committee by W. C. Markham;
secretary of the Kansas state high
way commission. Mr. Markhara re
viewed the advantages of the state
road building plan and cited alleged
disadvantages, of. the national highway
It has been brought to the atten
tion of the congressional committeesj
the plan of building up state system
be continuedr while several eastern
states have displayed favoritism to a
national highway system. Mr. Mark
ham pointed out that that was a, na
tural attitude for the eastern states
because they already had. perfected
state systems thru state aid. -
Make System Fair to AU.
"Kansas is building- roads on the
theory that the property owner ad
jacent to the roads receive special
benefits; his property is enhanced in
like degree and therefore hei should
pay for its construction in proportion
to the special advantages -secured,"
said Mr. Markham. 'To this end the
state has before it an amendment to
the constitution whereby the state may
aid In the construcion of many roads.
It is not her purpose to give them to
the lucky fellow, who by the shuffling
of the dice, secures an Improved road
by his farm."
The Kansas system, mapped out by
the state highway commission, con
sists of S.600 miles, one-fifth of the
total road mileage in' the state.' It
reaches 85 per cent of the population
and passes thru townships- embracing
92 per cent of the state's taxable prop
erty. Mr. Markham said federal aid
has proven a boon to road building in
Kansas, the state's portion of federal
aid having been apportioned to aid in
building 833 miles of. highway in
$S,OO0,P0O Per Year To Kansas.
- "If the bill now before congress ask
ing .for federal aid to the extent of
one hundred million dollars per year
Is passed, Kansas would receive in
round numbers three million dollars a
year," said Mr. Markham. "This
would assist In building, under our
plan, two hundred miles a vear.
Should this three millions doUars be
expended on a federal road, it would
construct, at present prices, less than
fifty miles a year."
Must he BEST to be FIRST
SALE 111 THE WORLD
This.it the second ef a strut aioertise
mrnls published by the Commutes of Ameriean
Shipbuilders to assist in bringing about a
right solution of questions vital not only to the
future prosperity of shipbuilding but equally
vital to the safety and prosperity of the Nation. .
Why our ships
should not be sold now
TO meet the needs of war a great
American merchant fleet was
created; we spent $3,000,000,000
for 10,000,000 tons of shipping.
For the first time in half a century
the American flag is back upon the
sca.- Shall we keep it there? '
These ships are now owned by the
United States Government. It is agreed
that they should be sold to private
But the United States should not
sell its ships until the conditions under
which they are to be operated are
These conditions will only be known
when shipping legislation now under
consideration becomes a law. This
law will affect ship values as
well as settle our future on the seal
If our ships are sold in advance of Con
gressional action the Government must
accept less than it would receive after
Congress adopts a progressive policy.
Bargain prices to present purchasers
would give them unearned profit if new
laws make American ships more valuable
than they are at present.
Pending legislation declares that our
policy is "to do whatever may be
necessary to develop and encourage"
our merchant marine. T
American ships cost more to build
and to operate than do foreign ones.
Congress is planning to overcome these
V Until this is done, it is evident that
the ships we now have should not be
dispersed to face competitive con-"
ditions which, prior to the war, resulted
in the de'cline of our merchant marine
Send for free copy of "For an American Merchant Marine" .
COMMITTEE OF AMERICAN SHIP BUILDERS
30 CHURCH STREET, NEW YORK CITY
C Sturm an: J. W. POWELL,
H. A. EVANS, . . .
A. C. PESSANO, . . .
J.W.MASON,- . -H.
B. TAYLOR, - - -J.
F. DUTHIE, . - - -
Vice-President, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Ltd., Bethlehem, Pa.
. . . President, Baltimore Drydoek St Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md.
' - Chairman Board of Directors, Great Lakes Engineering Works, Detroit, Mich.
- - President, Western Pipe end Steel Co, of California, San Francisco, Cat.
Vice-President, William Cramp & Sons Ship at Engine Bldg. Co.. Philadelphia, Pa.
....... .. President, J. F. Duthie fc Co., Seattle, Wash.,,
CATTLE LOSS LOW
Livestock Damage 1-ast Winter
Lightest in Years. '
Edward C. Paxton Report
Covers State of Kansas.
Losses of livestock in Kansas from
disease and, exposure in the last year
have been the lightest In many vears.
according to estimates released today
oy towara u. paxton, .field agent for
the federal department of agriculture.
Correspondents of the department
estimate that mortality among horses
has amounted to elevon per thousand
in the year ended May 1. Similar
estimates show an average loss of six
teen per thousand during the last five
Mortality of cattle was unusually
light the last winter in comparison to
the heavy losses, suffered in the win
ter of 1918-19. Only nine cattle per
thousand died last winter from ex
posure as compared with thirty-five
per thousand in the previous year,
and an average of twelve in the last
five years. Loss of cattle from dis
ease during the last year amounts to
fourteen per thousand as against nine
teen a year ago and a five year aver
age of eighteen.
Thirty-one sheep and thirty lambs
died per thousand last year from
either disease or exposure. The five
year average lor-s has been thirty
sheep and twenty-seven lambs.
Swine Fared Well..
Swine mortality reached the lowest
ebb in fifteen years, being only twen
ty per thousand. In the year ending
May 1, 1912, before any measures
were taken by the state or federal
government to eradicate hog cholera,
the losses mounted to 132 per thou
sand. The loss of hogs during the
past five years has averaged -twenty-seven
AU classes of livestock are reported
as being in nearly average condition
of healthfulness on May 1. Cattle In
the central and south central counties
are reported as coming thru the win
ter quite thin due to shortness of
rough feed last winter. Elsewhere in
the state cattle are full weight for
spring generally. Western range cat
tle are fatter than usual owing to
abundant pasturage all last winter.
Spring Work Delayed.
Paxton's report further shows that
farm work was considerably delayed
up to -May 1 this year. Reporters In
dicate that only 6 H per cent of the
spring plowing and 62 per cent of the
spring seeding- had been done up to
that date. This is fully 5 per cent less
than had been accomplished up to
May 1 last year. Delay is partly at
tributed to inclement weather and
partly to shortage of labor.
The heaviest carry over of hay in
the last five years is recorded -a of
May 1. Thirteen per cent of last
year's crop or 748.000 tons is estimated
as still on farms. Holdings of wild
hay in the long grass section are un
usually heavy. Backwardness in mar
keting is attributed to shortage of cars
and unsatisfactory markets. The out
look for the new hay crop is not flat
tering. Meadows are reported in 88
per cent of normal condition as com
pared with 94 per cent a year ago, 91
per cent in 1918, 88 per cent in 1917
and 89 per cent in 1916. Alfalfa suf
fered a severe setback from the
freezes of April and made slow re
covery and growth. Wild hay mead
ows were slow to start because of the
cold and are much behind the usual in
development. Pastures are rated at 82
per cent of normal for the season.
GASOLINE IS VP AGAIN.
Standard Seta New York Price at SO
Cents Per Gallon.
New Tork, May 11. The Standard
Oil comapny of Ixew xoric Baa an
nounced that the price of gasoline to
garages would be raised to SO cents a
gallon, an increase of 11.2 cents, while
independents were reported to be
quoting gas as high as 3Z cents.
This, it was said, would mean that
the retail price would be at least 84
cents. This advance brings advances
since January 1 to 12 per cent.
Advances for oil products were not
confined solely to gasoline. Prices on
virtually all oil products continued to
rise in various sections of the country.
Reports from the middle west and
southwest, as received in the financial
district, indicated further upward re
vision of price schedules for practi
cally all grades of crude and refined
BODY HIDDEN IX BARREL.
Letters Found In Clothing Indicate
Remains Those of St. Louis Man.
Atchison. Kan., May 11. A body of
a man believed to' have been A. K.
Larkan, a St Louis carpenter, was
found in a barrel in a corn r;rib on a
farm owned by William Boone, west
of here, Monday.
The body was past Identification,
but letters in a coat pocket were ad
dressed to Larkan. The letters indi
cated he had three brothers, Gus and
A. A. Larkan of Clifton. Kan., and
George Larkan of Centralia. Mo.
A deep gash in his head indicated
violence and a two by four timber
covered with blood, which lay near
the body, may have been the weapon,
local authorities believe. George Lar
kan is expected here today.
25 YEARS ASO IN TOPEKA
From the" Columns or
THE TOPEKA STATE JOTCtXAI.
'-- . .
Ml U. 1899.
Chief Wilmartli hat boslit a new liorsa
for the North Tppka tat ion. He Is a
sorrel ami weigUs 1170 pounds.
The county commissioners will bold fl
special session next Tuesday for the par
pose of considering proposition for a nw
brii'ge ac.-ons the Knnsns river 011 Knna,
avenue. William Tweeddale and other
representative! of the Metan Arrh Concrete
Bridfce company of New York, will appear
before the commissioners and tell why
their biiijr Bhonld be the one sheeted.
This company proposes to build, just what
the penple want, for a Mim not to exceed
$100,000. The lfiatare passed a bill
authorised the expenditure of $150,000, but
bonds will be Tojed for the whole amount.
The Oxford club, the youngest aoclety
danrine; club fa Topeka, closed its series
of parties last eventnjr with a dance nt
Tjibrary hall. About eighty wen? present.
Music was furnished bv the MnndolSn clnb
The chaperons were Mr. and Mrs. Sim
Bear, Mr. and Mrs. Oorue W. Crane, Mr.
and Mrs. George Ashtou and Miss Kib
linger. The Tuplicte Whist club will hoJd Its
lat afternoon meeting of the season to
morrow afternoon with Mrs. Arthur Llnza
iVlt st her home in Western avenue. The
members of the club for the past winter
have been Mn. vKiren Quiuton, Mrs. P.
HoUirtay, Mrs. W. Morton, Mrs. Harold
fhrse Mrs. Arthur Capper. Mrs. Harry
Asafoy. Mrs. Arthur Unrsfelt. Mrs. Frank
Jarreil. Mrs. Tom Pound. Mfs Matir.iret
Mnlvane, Miss Mam- Horton and MU
Irene. Horner. Mrs. Arthur Canner
holos first place in the greatest Dumber of
joints won uuriag the year
THE tremendous "buying power of
this store was never more in evi
dence than today. Our big Four Store
Buying Power organization will prove
to you that in our ordinary business
life" our prices are cheaper; values bet
ter; goods more desirable, than when
other stores are making super-efforts
Comparison is your true guide.
i at least a
Men's and young men's fine new Spring
Suits, Blue Serge, fine Cheviot and ilk
mixed Worsteds, every suit a most won
derful value, being offered you here at a
saving of tlO.00. This means at least
saving of $15.ff0 ever other
stores' prices. We want you to
investigate these - wonderful
High Scoool Jr. Spring Suits
In snappy models for the young chap Just
going into long trousers. Moth- f f mat
ers with wnom economy is es- f s
sential should take advantage BJJ
of this offer at
Young Men Suit on Special Sal Savm
flU.UU) at $i.uu
These Suits at this price mean more than the saving that
we claim for them, they mean extra values,
spring styles, surprising qualities. If you
want an unusual bargain, don't miss this
offer at -
Men's Rain Coats $8.80
to $12.50 Kinds
Exceptional values. arc
small lots, and we are go
ing to close them out, while
Men's $8.50 to $12.50 V
Special lot of high-grade
quality, including H. S. &
M. odd lots of both fancy
and Blue Serge, all sue
until sold we offer'
they last at
Boy $18 to $22.50 2-Pant Spring Suit $15.75
MOTHERS! This is an unusual and exceptional value.
The price of boys' clothing is going up, and we are taking
the opposite stand and reducing them. We advise an early
visit from you because the savings are certainly to your
advantage, ell ages 6 to 16, choice while they Ct 7C
Painted Walls areBest
Acme Quality N'o-T-ustr Finish on your walls will give you
more lasting satisfaction and better service than any other finish.
It is cleaner and more sanitary than wall paper. It is more eco
nomical because it lasts longer and it forms a hard, smooth coat
ing that is a protection to the plaster itself.
it Is made especially for finishing walls and ceilings. It is
offered in delicate tints and rich colon that will harmonise and
enrich the furnishings of any room. Iust and dirt do not adhere
to its smooth surface. It is easily kept bright and clean by wiping
with a damp cloth. Far more beautiful and sanitary than wall
paper stuck In place by germ breeding paste and more durable
Let us show you colors and estimate cost.
Our Home Decorating booklet or Acme Quality Fainting Quids
Book gives a lot of useful information about paints and finishes.
Acme Quality Paints and Finishes may be secured In Topeka
from the following dealers
J. B. Wbelan k Co Ill East 4th St.
Waddle & Bettinger... 2J04 Lincoln Bt.
McCleery-Dudley Lbr. Co.... Sis Jackson St.
' H. Breltenstein Hdwe. Co 25 N. Kansas Ave.
N. G. Edelblute Drug Store 501 West St.
G. H. Ensign Drug Store 104 Forest Ave.
Acme Quality Paint Store
Kansas Ave. Phone 447.
SEE THE "BABY FOX" PORTABLE
ALL MAKES SOLD KE.VTED REPAIRED
H.C, Psrfcn its Kansas Ave. rfceae MI
It's Easy to Peel Off
AU Your Freckle
The contrast between the freckles snd
tbe clear skin usually is so great tost, no
bleach can be more than partially soccrts
fal in obliterating the disfigurements. Or.
disary mercollwd wax is far better; it lit
erally peels off the freckles. Get in ounce
of it at toe sesrest drug store snd tonight
ffTire1 on enough t completely cover the
fmw, remove in tbe morning with warm
water. Kepeat daily antll every freikie bs
Hough, blotcbv, pimpled iVin. also jnr
rnon st this season, mar be entirely gotten
ri-i of by this same method, without liis
romfort or in-onvenleuee. The mfhirt m
decide-tly worth while, the new romflexin
obtained being so i4ear. smooth snd youth
Because of Eczema t
Jobs W Shwiting. set ntstt $U tasnisir.
"Mt bmtrt dot eoatmrt! ireml M
- ef Kczetna which coverxd his Ht sad
bead. Vmitoriteeuf ben would ansa
my child necaoM ha looked ss terrible,
i procured s bottle ol D. D. D. Is as hv
cndibly Short tits at key was eared,"
Theossd ef tetter from trstentl am f
Dt U. D. pro its nroaderral iwalts Is heslma
tortarins akia dueue. The eery antnslM
tiot tilMLV tit itching sad bornis. war a
trr a bottle at enc sad bt eoevtaeadl Veer
nau? back if h (rat keltic dec pot bnsa
chat sac. ats sM ll.ac Try U.D.D. feme. tea.
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