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Increase Totaling $38,000
000 Effective July 1 if
Recommendations Are
3 Passed by Congress.
Washington, May ' 31. Increased
salaries for postal employes
amounting to approximately $33,
000,000 for the first year, effective
July 1, were recommended in a re
port to congress today by a joint
congressional commission.
Increases of from $150 to $250 an
nually for postal clerks and letter
carriers, with $400 for supervisory
officers, were recommended. No in
creases for first-class postmasters
receiving above $5,000 a year were
proposed, however.
' Estimates by the commission
place the increase of the postal pay
roll at about $38,000,000 for the sec
ond year and $43,000,000 for the
third and fourth year.
Rural Carriers' Increase
For rural delivery carriers, the
commission recommended $1,800
for a 24-mile route and an additional
$30 for each mile in excess. Motor
route carriers, covering 50 miles or
more, would receive not in excess
of $2,600. The pay of village de
livery carriers would be from $1,000
to $1,200. Should recommendations
of the commission based on hear
ings held, be adopted, clerks at first
and second-class postoffices and
city carriers would be divided into
five classes, with those in the first
class receiving $1,400 annually and
$100 added for each class. Substi
tutes and temporary clerks would
receive 60 cents an hour while spe
cial clerks would be paid from
", $1,900 to $2,000. Watchmen, mes
sengers and laborers would be di
vided into two grades, the first re
ceiving $1,350 and the second, $1,450.
Clerks in the postal maii service
would be divided into six classes
with those in the first class receiv
ing $1,600, those in the sixth; $2,300,
and the others graduated between.
Eight-Hour Day.
Services for all clerks, the com
mission's report recommended,
would be on an average of eight
hours a day, 306, days a year. Di
vision superintendents in the postal
trail service, under the commission's
recommendations, would receive
$4,200 annually,' assistant superin
tendent, $3,200; chief clerks. $3,000,
and assistant chief clerks, $2,500.
Pay of postoffice inspectors would
range from $2,300 to $4,200 with an
allowance of not more than $5 a
Princess Olga Hassan, formerly MisssOlga Humphrey, of San Fran
cisco, whose marriage several years ago to Prince Ibraham Hassan,
then cousin to the khedive of Egypt, gave her a chance to occupy
Cleopatra's throne, is to become the bride of an untitled Englishman,
according to a report from London. .Her life with the prince was short
but turbulent She left him six months after their marriage and later
sued for divorce. .
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day for expenses while- traveling.
Clerks at division headquarters oi
tVe postoffice inspection service
would receive from $1,600 to $2,600.
Postmasters Get Raise.
A graduated increase was . pro
posed for first-class postmasters " receiving-
less than $5,000 annually,
ranging from $200 to $400 for post
masters now receiving $3,000 to $3,
700 annually; from $400 to' $500 for
those now getting between $3,700
and ,$3,800 and $500 and, $600 for
those whose pay now" is between
$3,900 and $4,000. Second-class post
masters whose present salary ranged
from $2,300 to $3,000 would receive
an increase from $100 to $300. As
sistant postmasters would receive
$50 for each grade up to $2,150.
Third-class postmasters would : br
ircreased $300 from basic salaries
e.ch, the salaries ranging from
$1,000 to $2,200. The commission
also recommended fourth-class post
masters be allowed 140 per cent on
cancellations of $75 a . quarter and
less: 115 per cent from $75 to $100
of cancellations a quarter and in ex
cess of $100 a quarter. 100 per cent
on the first $100; 75 per cent on
ti e next $iuu and OU per cent on th
remainder, f
Organize Legion Auxiliary.
Plattsmouth, May 31. (Special.)
A woman s auxiliary of the Amer
ican Legion has been formed here
and is increasing its membership
Lighting Flxieres. Burgess Gran
den Co. Adv.
Parade of Veterans Precedes
Municipal Program at
Auditorium All-Busi-',.
-hess Is Suspended.
Omaha revered the fallen service
men yesterday by suspending bus
iness and participating in various
forms of patriotic and religious ser
The parade led by veterans of the
civil war coursed through the dwn
tworf section at 2:30 to the auditor
ium where the municipal Memorial
Day services were held.
Graves of the hero dead in the
various' cemetaries were decorated
with flowers. Many patriotic ser
vices were held in various parts of
the city, participated in by women,
children and boy scouts. .
Rev. Smith Speaks
Old Glory, whose past makes the
proudest chapter of history, never
will be .permitted by any future
generations to trail in the dust, the
Rev. Frank Smith, pastor of the
First Central Congregational church,
prophesjed to veterans of three
wars in ah address at the Memorial
day exercises held in the Municipal
auditorium under the direction of
the G. A. R., Spanish War veterans,
and their auxiliaries, yesterday af
ternoon. - ,
"What of tomorrow?'1 Mr. Smith
asked his audience, of former serv
ice men, of the Civil war, the Span'
ish war, and of the World war.
"The great motives that have never
corned that flat into a war tor sell
ish reasons, but have ever placed
it on the side of right and freedom,
are alive now, and will never die.
No political difference or other fleet
ing question can change the funda
mental national character, and as
long as time endures, our flag never
will know the dust from which it
has so far been preserved."
Desire for Liberty
The national beginnings and sub
sequent expansion grew out of a
desire in human minds and hearts
for the enjoyment of four great prin
ciples, which have become the very
foundation of Americanism, Mr.
Smith explained. Those four prin
ciples he named as religious liberty,
social equality, civic democracy and
industrial opportunity. They were
the cause of our first war, which
led to the establishment of our re
public, and have been the motives
behind every Conflict the nation has
engaged in since.
An historic background, which
described old world conditions in
the seventeenth and eighteenth cen
trries, was drawn in explanation of
the founding of a nation with liber
ty as its backbone. There was no
place in Europe for men possessed
of the ideas that led to the Decla
ration of Independence, 'Mr. Smith
explained, so the ideas embodied in
it and the ideals behind them, were
brought to the western continent for
their development
Refers To Civil War.
Great questions not settled when
the constitution was adopted led to
a sharp division in 1861, he said,
and four years of strife established
the tenets of religious liberty, : so
cial equality, civic democracy and
industrial opportunity stronger than
ever. Members of the G. A. R. left
their normal pursuits then, he "re
called, to offer all they had that
the country might not become di
vided. Many made the supreme sac
rificc, he reminded his audience, but
through their efforts a stronger
union, nobler nation and better peo
ple emerged lrom the turmoil.
Unselfish motives, with no hope
of indemnity or territorial expan
sion, and without any desire for ma
terial gain, impelled this nation to
take up its arms in 1898, Mr. Smith
continued. In that brief conflict
many of the country's best man
hood gave their lives, but each knew
that it was for the betterment of
the world. Again in 1917, Mr.
Smith declared, autocracy's greatest
challenge to democracy was hurled
at this country, and the finest army
of youngmen ever assembled,, won
bloody victory for the side, of
right. And every man who, fell was
jtivincr his greatest possession for
the ideals the United States first
sounded, and will always stand for.
Parade to Auditorium
The memorial exercises followed
a parade down Fifteenth street from
Capitol avenue to the auditorium.
A squad of police headed the march
ers, followed by the Central high
school cadet regiment, members of
the G. A. R., the United Spanish
American War veterans, auxiliaries
of both orders, world war veter
ans and Boy scouts. The high
school band and the Omaha Fife &
Drum corps furnished music for thi
march. . ; ,
The exercises opened with music
by the drum corps, followed by an
invocation by the Rev. Ward L.
Austin. General John A. Logan's
orcier to memoers ot the u. A. K,
dated May 5, 1868, establishing the
custom of Memorial dav. foa rail
by J. S. Davidson, member of
ueorge irook post. Ihe roll oi
honor, containing the names of vet
erans of the wars of '61 and 93,
was read by Perry Miller. Anan
Raymond read Lincotn's Gettysburg
address, and an appropriate recita
tion was offered by Miss Maybells
lhomas. Musical numbers were
furnished by tMrs. Otis Spickler,
V.mro T.nnr and S MrTntcli Tfc
Rev. W. H. Underwood pronounced
a benediction. Immediately before
his prayer the assembly sang
A scant 500 attended the ixr..
cises, aside from the occupants of
the reserved sections.
English Girl Training
; To Swim Across Channel
London, May 30. Mrs. Arthur
Hamilton, daughter of Sir Charles
Farlie-Cunninjrham. is now training
for an attempt to swim the English
channel in August.
'1 am doing a five-mile swim
every evening before dinner," she
Mrs. Hilda Willing of Rochester,
Kent., is also to attempt in August
to be the first woman to emulate
Captain Webb.
Gage County Man Dies
After Prolonged Illness
Beatrice, Neb.. May 31. (Spe
cial.) Reuben D. .Radebaugh, an
old resident of Gage county, died
Saturday m,orning at the home of
his son, "George, who resides
southwest of Batrice. He was 74
years of age and had been ill for
some time.
Wife of Former U. P.
Assistant Auditor
Dies of Heart Disease
Mrs. C. S. Stebbins, 74 years eld,
died early Monday at her home, 1230
Park Wilde avenue, of acute dila
tion of the heart
She was the wife of the former 1
assistant to the auditor of the Union
Pacific railroad.
Mrs. Stebbins died in the same
house in which the family had lived
during the past 46 years. She had
been a resident of Omaha for more
than a half century.
Her husband, two daughters and
a son survive. They are: Miss
Eunice Stebbins, a teacher in the
Omaha Central High school; Miss
Millicent Stebbins, teacher in the
Chicago public schools, and Dr. Joel
Stebbins, professor of astronomy at
the University of Illinois.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday. i
Thieves Steal Cut Flowers
Bought for Memorial Day
Atchison, Kan,, May 31. Mors
man $juu worth of cut flowers, as
sembled at the First Baptist churcf
here for use in decorating gravel
of veterans, were stolen during th
night The flowers had been pur
chased by public subscription. It ti
believed they were hauled away bj
thives in a motor truck.
French Occupy Aintab.
Paris, May 31. A French columk
has occupied the town of Aintab.
Syria, it was announced in a Havat
dispatch from Beirut dated Frida
The French took many nrisoners.
is reported 1,200 Turks were killed
Over all the hurdles! '
c ' Spur Cigarettes were bred for
V Put out all the hurdles, widen the ditches:-
Spurs will clear them all. Bred for the course,
trained to win. Ask the man who has smoked
all kinds. He knows Class. ; He will pick Spurs
eVery time. .
There was room at the top for Spurs because
Spur is not merely a new brand but a new and
better cigarette.
s Spurs are crimped, not pasted. That is neta
and makes them easier-drawing, slower-burning.
Blended in a new way to bring out the good old
taste of American and Imported tobaccos. Smart
"brown-and-silver" packet, three-fold to preserve
Spur's delicious taste and fragrance.
A Charge for Alterations
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Women's Spring Apparel
Has New Low Prices in June
The Glearaway Brings a Reduction in Prices
which will be especially interesting at this time
All Sjping Apparel Included
JSvery garment is from regular stock, . "
; .The reductions are all genuine.
Spring Suits Spring Coats
Silk and Wool Dresses "
The Hats for June
$35.00 to $55.00
$59.50 to $75.00
'$79:50 to $98.50
$105 to $129.50
$135 to $150.00
$155 to $195.00
Tuesday $ 28.75
Tuesday $1,7.50
Tuesday $ 61.50 .
Tuesday $ 81..50
Tuesday $10.50
Tuesday $124.50
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All Sales Final
THE new and fashionable in millinery
is displayed just now on the fourth
floor. Hats that are of Thompson-Belden
quality are offered at'the price that ap
peals to you with an adequate variety in
each group.
Suit Hats Ceorgette Hals
Sport, Hats Organic Hats
' Ribbon Hats ' Leghorn Hats
Taffeta Hals Transparent Hats
$5 $7.50
Fourth Floor
The June-Clear away
Includes all of our finest
models, lac trimmed or
hand embroidered, in a wide
range of colors. The de
signs are charming with the
touch of originality that dis
tinguishes the showings of
the Store for Blouses (
For the Followinf lm
port ant Reductions:
$15.00 to $18.75 Values : $32.50 to $39.50 Values
$19.50 to $22.50 Values $42.50 to $49.50 Values
$25M to $29.50 Values $52.50 to $65.00 Values
. $18.95 $42.75
The Store for Blouses : Third Floor
Sale of Silks
THE June clearaway brings a reductipn on
silks of exceptional quality and on silks
of the sort one desires just now for sports
clothes, for afternoon frocks and. for all of the
lingerie, blouses and the like that avacation
wardrobe demands.
$10 Sport Silks, $4.75
Dew Kist, tricollette, and baronet in
' white and lovely colors, values to
$10, are offered in the clearaway for
$4.75 a yard.
$4.50 and $5.00 Tub Silks
on Sale for $3.50 and $3.95
Attractive '. tub silks for blouses,
dresses and men's shirts, exceptional
, for $3.50 and $3.95 a yard.
$4.50 and $5.00 Printed Geor
getts Reduced to $2.49 a Yard
A very good quality and a desirable .
assortment of patterns. The new
price is exceedingly low for Tuesday;
$3.50 Plain Georgette is
Priced Tuesday, $2.49 Yard
To be had in white and in colors.
The qualities are unusually fine and
can be made use of in numerous
ways in the summer wardrobe.
A Table of Silks, Values to '
$5, for only $2.49 a Yard
An assortment that includes satins,
taffetas, crepes and Georgettes.
t White Silks Ate Reduced
You will find that the white silks in
many desirable weaves have been
priced remarkably low for this sale.
Silk Section Main Floor
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