The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, June 20, 1922, Image 1

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Official Paper of Box Butte U
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Official Taper of the City of AHi&acft
No. 55
Thousands of Visitors Expected to Be
in City for "Get Tosether
The committee in charge of the en
itentainment at the Box Butte county
fair grounds on July Fourth met at the
chamber of commerce offices Monday
ening ana prepared the program to
be Riven as their part of the day's en
tertainment. There were present at
' the committee meeting: Joe Vaughn,
chairman, J. V. Bicknell, Ed Bishop,
rrr. a. jscnocn, t,u curry, lorn Car
ney, Tom Lawrence. Bruce Mallerv
Herb Nason, True Miller and Lloyd
The entertainment program at the
OTOuncis win start at 2 o clock sharp.
"ru 1 1 l - i i . i .
jncic win oe no auumonaa cnarges 10
the fair grounds, the quarter-stretch
or the bleachers. A charge of 25 cents
will be made for adults and 10 cents
for children for admittance to the
,vrand stand, with a charge of $2 for
Jboxes, which will be reserved if re
servation is made at the chamber of
commerce office before July Fourth,
Liberal prizes are offered for all
events and there will be no charge for
entries ail are iree.
The Track Program.
The "horse" program, which comes
Hist at the grounds, is as follows:
Shetland pony one-eighth mile
First, $7.ou; second, $2.50: third, S2.50,
One-fourth mile clash First, $15,
.second, IU: third, $5.
One-half mile dash First, $15;
second. $io: third So.
Novelty Race One-half mile walk,
one-half mile trot, one-half mile run
first, $20: second, S10: third. $5.
One-half mile and repeat, 2 in 3
Jfirst, ro; second, $lo; third, $10,
consolation noises not money
winners, one-halt mile First, $10;
second, $7.50: third, $2.50.
Buckisg contest Best rider First
950; second, $20; third, $10.
Best pitching horse First, $25;
second, $10; third, $5.
Barrel roping contest First, $10.
Entries may be made with any
member of the committee or at the
office of the chamber of commerce at
any time prior to the time of the con
tests. Sub-committees on arrange
inents are as follows: Selection of
judges, starters and timers Tom
Lawrence, Ed Curry and Herb Nason;
fixing grand stand and dragging track
Ed Bishop; mounted track officer
and starter's assistant J. W. Bick
nell; bucking and roping program
(Continued on Page 8.)
Better Facilities
for Tourist Camp
Urged by Guthrie
i '
At the Monday luncheon of the Alli
ance chamber of commerce J. W.
Ouihrie voiced the criticism of an
auto load of tourists from Iowa, who
parked in the Alliance tourist camp.
The Iowa people commented on the
fact that the Alliance camp is the
poorest they have yet come across in
their travels. There are no lights, no
shade, no cooking facilities or com
fort stations, the tourists said.
City Manager Kemmish pointed out
that trees have been set out on the
grounds, and that there are comfort
stations in the city park, a short dis
tance away. He said that signs should
lie put up directing tourists to them.
The chamber of commerce passed a
resolution asking the city council to
appropriate some money for adding
conveniences to the tourist camp. In
this way, it was pointed out, the ex
pense will be borne chiefly by those
who are most interested in attracting
tourists here.
Dr. Minor Morris voiced the objec
tions of ranchers near Alliance to the
places where roads are located. He
told of instances where valuable ray
meadows were cut up and of otiier
damages resulting from poorly chosen
locations. City Manager Kemmish
urged that these matters should be
left to the engineer, who shou'd
know the best place to luild roans.
He urged that roads through ranches
are oftentimes of great benof.t to the
ranchers themselves, and of insturtes
where roads were located becuu e of
the convenience of surfacing material.
Lloyd Thomas also mentioned tome of
ths problems that road engineers have
t'i solve.
Dr. E. C. Drake told of the plans
for decorating the city for the cele
bration the Fourth and urged that in
dividual business houses co-operate.
There will be social electric lighting
for the business district, unc it is de
siied that merchants be liberal in their
li.e of bunting.
V. D. Fisher, former secretary, who
was scheduled to le present at the
Monday noon luncheon, failed to tr
rive. A postal card from him, sent
from Siurgis, S. D., read: '"Rain for
tlnee days. Impossible to get juc of
liere. May try in a week to come your
way." Evidently Fi.-her had troubles
with mud as do some oth-.'r localities.
He will probably be preent at the
luncheon on Monday, J use -C.
Forecast for Alliance and vicinity:
Fair tonkht and Wednesday; not
much chance in temperature.
Farmer Files Assault
Charge Against His
Neighbor Monday
A complaint was sworn out Monday
neiore Jui ce lash hv cnn,i,nl;-
rviL-mhe, a larmer living a few miles
west of Hemingford, charging a neigh
bor of his, Uus S. Schoening, with
assault. The two live a few miles
apart, and were in some difficulties,
the nature of which is net definitely
known. Klemke asserts that Schoon
ing assaulted him without cause, and
has taken the legal method of getting
redress. Klemke is a much older man
than Schoening and claims that he was
unable to properly defend himself.
The time for the hearing has not as
yet been set, although a warrant was
served on Schoening Monday. The
hearing will probably be held within
the next few days.
A letter received from D. J. Traill,
commissioner of the OrsnH inland
chamber of commerce, to the secretary
n" roua" mgnway association at
Alliance. Savs: "For vonr lnfnrmn!nn
the Potash highway, Grand Island to
navenna, is in wonderful shape and
one of the best roads at present in
this section of the country."
Prospects for Prairie Chicken
Grouse Hunt for Fall Are
the Best in Years.
Fines aggregating approximately
$75,000 have been brought against the
fur smugglers of Sheridan county who
have been brouuht befnr
Judge D. R. Dorr of Rushville during
the past three weeks. The offenses
consisted of violations of the muskrat
trapping laws and included trapping
out of season, smuggling furs across
the state borders into other states and
the possession of furs out of season.
State and United States Denntv
Game Warden Otto Gewinner, assisted
Dy deputy Mate Game Warden Wil
liam Boettcher, started in about six
weeks ago obtaining the evidence
which led to pleas of guilty on the
part of every man arrested to date,
when confronted with the chains of
evidence secured.
The officers traced the shinmenta nf
furs, by auto and train, to many points
outside of Nebraska, including Voder
and Torrington, Wyoming; Denver and
Julesburg, Colorado; Chicago, Omaha,
vea Aioines, Kansas City, St. Louis,
Indianapolis; Sioux City and Glendale,
and other points. Some of the ship
ments were made in trunks as bag
gage, while other shipments were
carried overland by auto to out-of-state
points, where they were loaded
and shipped to the market points.
$50,000 Worth of Furs.
The ageresrate value of the furs
shipped illegally amounted to approx
imately $50,000. Under the state laws
which were violated, each fur shipped
niegaiiy wouia nave carried a maxi
mum fine of S10 each. Had the
maximum fines been assessed in each
case they would have amounted in the
aggregate to probably $500,000. The
receipts from these fines eo into the
county school funds.
About twenty-five men have bepn
arrested during the past three weeks
for violation of the muskrat trapping
law. The open reason for trapping,
under the present state law, extends
from November t to February 15,
with ten days additional allowed for
the possession of furs. This gives the
trapper until February 2o to dispose
of surh furs as he may have on .hand
at the close of the season. The fines
assessed ranged from $100 to $11,200,
part of which have been remitted by
(Continued on page 4)
Hewitt Approved
as Substitute for
the County Judge
On petition of Countv Judco T. P.
Tash, the commissioners yesterday ap
pointed james h. rt. Hewitt as sub
stitute county judge, and approved his
bond. Mr. Hewitt was immediately
sworn in as a substitute official by-
Judge Tash.
County Judge Tash plans on taking
his first real vacation in eight year.
He will start, early in July, by auto
mobile, for his old home in Iowa, anc
he and Mrs. Tash will spend a month
visiting relatives at Afton, I)e
Moines, Mason City and other points
in Iowa.
Judge Hewitt will take Mr. Tash's
place during his absence, and the du
ties will not be new to him. He served
four years as county judge, and like
Mr. Tash, will have the fun of taking
an excursion into the pat.
no survivors of a carloa
Sixteen Men DiM-nvcr Supply of MuJ
Puppies. lint Total Absence of
Finned Beauties.
Sixteen men, under the direction c
federal and state game warden Ottt
Gewinner, and at the request of the
All lance chamber of commerce, spinod
Bronco lake, located two miles west of
this city, for several hours Saturday
afternoon in an attempt to find out
what became of half a fish-car-load
of baby fish which were planted in
vne ias.e iwo years ago.
Twenty years ago this lake, which
now covers a section of land, was drv.
but it has been increasing in size and
freshness year after year and today it
is ueing convened into quite a resort
for the people of Alliance and this
part of western Nebraska.
Swimming and boating are favorite
diversions at the lake, but although
u is meany situated lor nsh. all at
tempts up-to-date to stock it with
game fish have been unsuccessful
Years ago the lake was quite alkaline
It is fed from springs and is now
becoming less alkaline each season.
Other lakes cf similar character, which
have been stocked in l-ecent years, are
Dccoming well tilled with game fish,
Plenty of Water Dogs.
The net results of the tets made
Saturday with seines were a bunch of
"mud puppies' or "water dogs."
inese hshlike animals while swim
ming look like a large bullhead but
upon inspection are found to have.
in place ot tins, short legs with which
they propel themselves about along
tne snores and through the moss and
rushes on the bottom of the lakes
it is not Known wnetner they are
edible or not, as no one has ever been
found who has had the temerity to
eat one to find out. Perhaps some
unsuspecting stranger will happen
along some day, catch a mud-puppy
and eat it, and thereby introduce to
the fish-eating fraternity a new deli
Samples of the water from Bronco
lake, on the shores of which are lo
cated the Alliance Country club and
the municipal swimming pier, have
been taken by the game wardens and
sent to Lincoln for an analysis to de
termine what kind of fish, if any, will
thrive therein.
Alliance Will Play
Bayard Sunday at
the Fair Grounds
The undefeated Alliance amateur
baseball team will play Bayard, cham
pions of the Platte valley league,
Sunday afternoon at the fair grounds.
Bayard recently finished the season
with the Platte valley league, includ
ing teams from Scottsblutf, Gering and
Mitchell, and the Bayardites walked
away with the bunting. The league
was dissolved in mid-season because
of the fact that the championship was
practicaily a cinch for the Bayard
The Beetpickers have been traveling
fast and are reputed to have one of
the fastest amateur teams in this sec
tion of the country. They are certain
ly the class of the Platte valley, and
if the Alliance team can take them
into camp they can make a good
claim to the championship of western
"Stub" Fenning, who hurled a no
hit game last Sunday for Alliance,
will probably be on the mound, with
Johnny King, formerly of the Denver
Western league team, and the Chicago
Cubs, also a possible twirler. With
Garvin, a promising high school
pitcher, also on the staff, this depart
ment will be well taken care of.
This will undoubtedly be the best
game, and should draw the largest
crowd of the season. The manage
ment is preparing to handle a large
crowd as this should be a game such
as is seldom seen in Alliance.
Alliance May Get
Spark Plug Factory
in the Near Future
A report is current that Alliance
may in the near future have a spark
plug factory or at least a sparkplug
assembling, plant. Martin W. Jacob
son last year secured letters patent
on an improve I electrode and side
wire. He, with F. A. Bald, are the
sole owners of the patent.
Although the owners are non-committal
as to their future plans, they
admit that samples of their plug have
been sent to the best engineers avail
able and that the plug has come up
to evei-y expectation in every tech
nical test and that it has proved its
superiority over other standard
makes of plugs in actual field work
tests on tractors and automobiles.
Tentative contracts, providing for
the (hstriiiution of ten thousand plugs
daily, have been made with sales or
ganizations in several central and in
western coast states.
Larue Numher Seek to Be Cummin
sioncr or Sheriff, hut Every
Office Contested.
Twenty-three citizens of Box Butte
county have entered the lists in an ef
fort to secure a county office. When
the time for filing expired Saturday
there were this number of hopeful can
tluUdes who had visited the countv
clerk and treasurer, paid a filing fee
and insured themselves a place on the
oaiiot at the primary election, which
will be held this year on July IS. The
war may now be considered as official
ly on.
There are two offices which will
apparently be pretty hotly contested
commissioner and sheriff. This
'ear two county commissioners, from
the Second and Third districts, are to
be elected. The incumbents, C. L.
rn.-htn pnd George W. Duncan, have
both filed for re-election, and in addi
tion there are six others who are
competent and willing to accept the
position if the voters will favor then
"nndidac. There are five candidates
for sheriff, of which four are repub
Apparently the farmer-labor bloc is
represented among the filings for
very oil ice. It is understood that this
element p!ans to work through the
letvocratic primary, and there Is a
Meat number of democratic aspirants.
The primary vote will give a fair test
of the comparative strength, not only
of the two old parties, hut of thf
in mer-li.bor vote, which may turn out
to be strong. The organization haf
not !een making any appeal to the
public, but has been workirg, never
theless, and some of the leaders of the
movement seem confident of success.
The filing Saturday included L. A.
Berry, who seekii the democratic nom-
nation for county attorney, ror a
time it looked as though Lee Basye
might have no competition in the race,
but Mr. Bern's last day filing in
dicates that this office will be Con
tested along with others.
I Lint of Filinct.
' xne complete list oi nungs is e
follows: '
County Commissioner, Third dis
trict: Democratic J. K. Laurence, L.
Bennett. John Pauling: republican
T. L. Miskimen, George W. Duncan.
Countv Commissioner. Second dis-
crict: Republican G. H.- Hagaman, C.
L. Hashman; Democratic, J. P. Knapp.
Countv Teasurer: Republican-
Nellie Wilson, Cora M. Lewis; Demo
cratic, A. H. Robbins.
County Clerk : Democratic John
Jelinek, O. M. Krumtum; Republican
Frank Irish.
County Attorney: Republican Lee
Basye; Democratic L. A. Berry.
County Sheriff: uemocratic ai
vin M. Cox, Jay Oliver, Samuel H.
Fink, Lloyd Gwinn; Republican
George P. Jones.
County Superintendent. Non-political
Opal Russell, Myrtle Reeves.
Lloyd Thomas Not
a Candidate for
the State Senate
Llovd C. Thomas, secretary of the
Alliance chamber of commerce, who
was a member of the state legislature
in 1917-18, states that the reports
from Lincoln published in the daily
papers of that city and Omaha that
he had filed as a candidate for state
enator on the democratic ticket are
incorrect. He states that although he
had been reiue.-ted by friends to file,
he had decided not to do so on account
of the fact that his present duties take
all of his time and he would be
unable to make a proper campaign.
A friend in Lincoln, who was inter
ested and who desired Mr. Thomas to
file, upon learning that his filing had
not reached the office of the secretary
of state,.advised that official that his
'iling would arrive from Alliance and
the report in that way got ouU, Lloyd
u deeply interested in seeing some
needed legislation passed for the ben
efit of western Nebraska and hopes
that whoever is elected from the rep
resentative districts and the senatorial
district which includes the counties in
this territory, will use their efforts
towards securing the establishment of
a state and government seed potato
experimental farm in the seed potato
district and in securing a change in
the muskrat tramiintr law. extending
the open season for trapping for a
period of probably tnaty uayi or ion
The stock of the Alliance Shoe store,
bankrupt, will be di-po.-ed of in ; ten
davsale. bevinninir at K o'clock Thurs
day morning. The entire stock will be
sold at 30 cents on the dollar. A
partial list of the bargains appears
m this issue of The Herald. George
J. Fenning purchased the stock and
Mill stage the sale.
The four-page comic supplement,
which has been for some month a
feature of The U prrilil li.'u lutein
temporarily discontinued, although
we nope, within the month, to re
place this; feature with nuothet
which will be of equally high qual
ity, but which will le better becuu.-e
it wi'l n.t le old when our reader.
receive it.
When The Herald contracted foi
its pre-cnt comic, it was with the
.inderstanding that we should be
allowed to u-e it for our l rida
isjue. Thin was essential, for the
reason that several daily news
papers in the state use one or more
oi tne paves. Vhen all arrange
ments had been made, and the
service started, the company re
fused to permit this. The Herald
has been putting out this four
page supplement two days latei
than other newspapers that reach
Alliance. Therefore, the contract
was cancelled.
We are now considering two oi
three other comic services, and ex
pect to be able to announce the re
sumption of this feature without
inuch delay. Our readers, we are
sure, will not blame us for wanting
them to have not only the best in
features of this kind, but to have
the feature entirely new when it
reaches them.
Game a Bit One-Sided, But the Larg
est Crowd of the Season Was
Present for the Slaughter.
"Stub" Fenning, Alliance pitcher,
hurled a no-hit, no-run, game Sunday,
and Alliance defeated Hemingford 22
to 0. Fenning has been keeping the
hits scarce and scattered thoughout
the season, but this ii his firest exploit
of this sort. This is Fenning's third
year of ball with the Alliance team.
ihe game was tod one-sided to be'
interesting, although the largest crowd
of the season attended. Johnny King,
formerly of the Chicago Cubs, played
right field and played a fine game,
getting three hit3 of six times up.
uarvin took the honors in batting.
getting five hits in six times up. Ray
Butler, center fielder, ran him a close
race, poling out five wallops in seven
times up.
Fenning, in addition to his no-hit
game, struck out fourteen men, and
allowed no one to walk. Johnny King
slammed the pill for two three bag
gers, while Griffis, Garvin and Kay
Butler also connected for the same
route. Ray Butler, Verne Butler,
and Garvin got two base hits.
The Alliance team played a snappy
fielding game, allowing only two er
This wins keeps the Alliance no-
defeat record safe, the team having
played six games and lost none. From
now on teams which will furnish a
iittle more competition will be ob
tained, and the Alliance people will
have a chance to see as good ball as
played by any amateur team in the
The box score:
Hemingford ab r h po a e
F. Uhrig, cf-p 4 0 0 1 1 3
Miller, 3 0 0 4 2 0
Christ, lb 3 0 0 C 0 0
Grimes, cf-ss 3 0 0 2 0 0
Bunce, 3b-p 3 0 0 2 0 4
Reeves, If-p-rb 3 0 0 1 0 0
Pellit, c 3 0 0 7 0 0
Mathews, p-cf 3 0 0 1 1 3
W. Uhrig, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0
2S 0 0 24 3 10
ab r
po a
Griffis, lb
Slattery, ss
R. Butler, cf .
Fenning, p
tJrtl'V.II, 11
Edwards, 2b .
V. Butler, 3b .
King, rf
McNulty, c .
... i
2 2
1 0
0 3
0 0 0
1 2 0
0 1 0
0 0 0
1 14
0 1
Totals - . 4G 22 22 27 0 2
Score by innings:
Hemingford 0 00000000 0
Alliance 6 8 0 0 1 0 3 t x Zi
Summary Two base hits: R. But
ler, V. Butler, Garvin. Ihree base hits:
Griffis, R. Butler, Garvin, king (2)
Sacrifice hits: Fenning. Stolen bases
Grin is (2), Garvin, Reeves. Base on
balls by Mathews, 1; by Lhrig, 3; by
Bunce, 1. Struck out by Mathews 4;
Lhrig 2: Bunce 1. by lenning 14
Time of game, 2:20. Umpire, Bob
Morgan. Attendance, oOO.
At lea-t oiip special train of Shrin
ers.'en loute home from the national
convention at Sun Francisco, will
reach Alliance Sunday afternoon,
There' will be thirteen cars of live
wires and local Shriners, headed by
rred Gurley, are planning some spe
cad entertainment for them. It is
hoped to keep thejn in the city for
at leut an hour.
Program Includes Automobile Ride
and Meeting at Country Club
and Palm Room.
Alliance is host today to one hun
dred western Nebraska bankers ami
their wives, who are here attending
the second annual convention of grout)
seven of the Nebraska bankers' asso
ciation. The meeting began thi
...uiiuiiK, wun me registration of dele,
gates from 8 to 11 a. m. at the Alli
ance hotel, with Secretary Lloyd G
Thomas of the Alliance chamber of
commerce in charge. The banka of
the city are all closed for the event,
and the program will occupy this aft
ernoon and this evening. R. M. Hamp
ton of the First National bank of thS
city is president, and C. W. Brittan of
the first State bank secretary of th
From 11 to 1:30 p. m., the vtutin
bankers and their wives were taken
for an automobile drive, during which
they were, given a good view of Box
Butte county. The bankers and their
wives were taken out over the first
sixteen miles of the Allianee-Chadron
state road, thence west to Hemingford
and from Hemingford back over the.
Hashman road to the Alliance Country
club, where luncheon was served at
1:30 p. m.
The Afternoon Program.
The 1.
noon is being held at the Country club,
the program beginning at 2 p. m., and
uitiutiing tne ioiiowing:
Address nf ustrnmo r
Metz, City Attorney, Alliance.
response, James I. Whitehead.
President Mitchell Sin to hunk M.-
Pl-P.tidont'a bI,Ioc P AT tJ
ton, President First National bank. Al
liance. Addreas. Chart H T?nn,to1l IWL
dent Nebraska Bank
Randolph, Neb. .
Address, o. T. Eastman, vice presi
dent, Merchants National bank. Om
aha. Appointment of committees. i
Unfinished business. I
Report of committees. ,''
Election of officers.
Following the huairutoa mAotlnir tm
bankers will enjoy golf, boating ant
swimming at the club.
Banquet Tonight.
The bankers and thmir wk.i art!! K
tend a banquet at the Palm Room ot
me Alliance notei at 7 p. m. toaigbt.
Mann's orchestra will furnish muaid
and the following program will
Toastmaster. R. M. Hamntnn nract-
dent group seven.
Address "Guarantee Fund," Gar
ence A. Davis, attorney general, St&t
oi jveDrasxa, Lincoln.
Address "Taxation," W. H. Osboro,
state tax commissioner, Lincoln.
Address "Pending Legislation," F
W. Thomaj, Omaha.
Male (Quartette J. B. Irwin, A. J
Welch, C. P. Dingee, H. D. Shellenber
Special entertainment, furnished)
and sponsored by the clearing houe o
(Continued on Page 4).
Three Boys Make ' f
Big Collection
of Switch Keys
Alliance motorists who have been
puzzled the past three days over th
disappearance of the switchkevs frjm
their Lincolnettes, or other cars vith
removable switchkevs, may now rest
quietly o' nights. There is no plot to
steal all the cars in the city, to make
business for the garagemen or to en
courage profanity.
The mysterious loss of witchkeys
started Sunday, when no Ies3 than
thirteen cars in the Coursey & Millet
garage were found to be min'u thi
important part of the machinery. Re
ports from other places began to
pour in, and by Monday nigat puzzled,
motorists all over the city were be
ginning to wonder.
Chief of Police Charles Jeffers solv
ed the mystery this morning, when h
saw three small boys running away
from a car parked in front of the J.
H. Melville company offices. Th
chase resulted in the capture of Orvillo
Colerick, aged six; Emerson Carroll,
aged ten, and Wilson Carroll, age4
seven. These three little tykes had ft
collection of over thirty-five switch
keys. They gave no reason for their
hobby. When told that they miht
just as well have stolen the cars, one
of them answered: "We weren't li
enough to start a car."
Chief Jett'ers isn't fully decided what
to i- in the matter, but it is prob
able that the parents of the boys will
be delegated to administer private, if
not silent punishment.
Chiy Jeffers suggests that parent
keep a close watch on their children,
as a number ' of complaints huve
reached him that young boys have
been climbing into cars and stepping
on the starters and tampering other
, wise with the car.