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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1922)
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IWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
Official Taper of the City or Alliaad
ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922.
ON THE FOURTH
PLENTY OF PHIZES FOR
BOYS AND GIRLS.
City Will He Decorated Like a Jun
Dride for Bin Free Celebration
on Independence Day.
Alliance will be decorated in groat
tyle for the big gala day the huge
free entertainment on July Fourth, in
which everybody from the town and
from its neighboring territory and
it owns will take part. The committee
n decorations consisting of E. C.
Drake, chairman, William Rhoads, O.
W. Basye and W. It. Harper, has been
intensely busy for the past week, with
Ihe result that Alliance business men
and property owners have ordered
through the committee over a mile of
bunting, to be strung along the streets
.and over the fronts of the buildings.
Billy Rhoads is an old hand at the
decorating game and he has been
drafted to assist in making a com
plete plan of decoration for the busi
ness district with the result that the
visitors to our city will find it gaily
decorated like a June bride in the
The city management has been re
quested to install the beautiful clus
ters of colored electric lights across
the intersections, so that as the dying
sun gently fades away in the west,
-at the close of the busy day, the vari
colored strings of incandescent will
jjlow brightly in the gloom of the early
The committee wishes to announce
to the merchants who have ordered
decorations, that capable men will he
employed to place the decorations cn
the store and building fronts and that
if desired these men ran be secured to
do the work for them at a slight ex
Ien.se. Phone E. C. Drake 121, r
William Rhoads 213, if this is de
ferred. Street Program Full of Events.
The list of events for the street pro
gram, which begins promptly at 10 a.
m. and lasts until noon, is full of in
terest to all both old and young, and
it is as follows:
Boys' foot race, under fourteen
years, 50 yards First prize, 2; sec
ond prize, $1.
.Girls' foot race, under fourteen
years,5Q. .yarjis First prize, $2; .sec
ond prize, $1. , ' ' .
Boys' shoe race, " under fourteen
years, 25 yards First prize, $2; sec
ond prize, $1.
Boys, foot race, under fifteen years,
J0 yards; for boys outside of Alliance
only First prize, $2; second prize, $1.
Girls' foot race, under sixteen years,
CO yards; for girls outside of Alliance
only First prize, $2; second prize, $1
Foot race, free for all residents out
side of Alliance First prize, $5;
second prize, $2.
Foot race, open to everybody, 100
yards First prize, $5; second prize,
Boys' sack race. 25 yards, for boys
under sixteen years First prize ?2;
second prize, $1.
Potato race for boys under fifteen
years First prize, $1; second prize,
Foot race open to all ladies, 0 yards
-First prize, $3; second prize, f2.
Foot race for boys seven y-ars and
under First prize, $1; second prize,
f0c; third prize, 2oc.
The above events will occupy the
morning program on Box 'Jutte ave
nue, between Second and Fifth .-tteets.
The traveling men of Alli-vnce, mem
bers of Post M, T. P. A., will act as
special olFicers and will see that the
stieets are cleared for plenty of tpjee
for the events. Their order 4 must be
strictly obeyed and autjs vill be
barred from the district use J for the
nrtest s. The last street event f the
day will take place at ti o'clock in the
evening and will be as follows:
Water fight between picked teams
from the Alliance Volunteer Sue de
partment; water at eighty pounds
pressure; four or five men ti each
team First prize $10; second prize,
Band stands will be erected cn Box
Euitc avenue for both of the b; nds
vhich are to take part in thi cele
Lration for the day. Judpe f. '. Tash,
chairman of the music committee, is
planning the program sa that there
v ili be mu.ic In re air through prac
tically the entire clay, ending with a
bund concert at the city park at 7
o'clock in the even.ng.
It will be one big, free day open
to everybody from dawn 'tid dark.
Aktati Campfire Girls
Will Present Play
Next Friday Evening
TW members of the Aktati camp
fire will present a play, "The Call of
WrtVielo." next Friday evening at the
Methodist church gymnasium. The
proceeds of the play will be used for
a camping inp later in me buiuiuci,
The play is one often used by Camp
fir, o-ii U and has been a big success.
Specialties will be presented between
acts by the girls. The play itself is of
three acts, and those who attend
should spend an enjoyable evening,
The play will begin at 8 o clock.
Forecast for Nebraska: Fair to
night and Saturday; cooler tonight and
in east and central portions Saturday.
Board of Equalization
Will Meet Wednesday
for the Last Time
The board of equalization, which ad
jiurned last Saturday, will meet the
coming Wednesday to finish up the
business undertaken. All those who
have any grievance as to the nmojnt
of their taxes will have to make a
complaint then or pay up when the
time comes. A few matters which were
left unfinished from the last meeting
will be settled. The county clerk an
nounces that this is postively the last
chance, and that those who have a
kick will have to register now or "for
ever hold their peace."
Decision in the
Nash Contest Is
Delayed a Week
Advices from the Nash Coffee com
pany, which recently conducted a
nation-wide contest, which was ad
vertised in The Herald in Box Butte
county, say that the judges will be
unable to reach a decision in time to
make the announcement of the win
ners in the issue of June 23, as had
been planned. An enormous number
of replies were received, and the
judges were unable to complete the
task of checking them over on sched
Announcement will be made of the
winners in the is.;ue of June 30, ac
cording to company officials.
IMMIGRATION INSPECTOR QUES
TIONS ANARCHISTIC DANE.
Red Hobo Hates Laws of the United
States, But Doesn't Want to
Return to Denmark.
Chris Kaigeland may be deported.
Chris, the Dane" 'ho "" was arrested
some time ago for eating a 35c meal
at Jack Berry's cafe and not paying
for it was questioned Wednesday aft
ernoon by United States Immigration
Inspector W. R. Mansfield, of Denver.
Mr. Mansfield decided that Kiageland
was an undesirable, and recommended
to his department that he be sent back
Chris was arrested about two weeks
ago for eating a meal at Jack Berry's
cafe, just north of the Alliance hotel
annex. Kiaeeland not only refused to
pay for the meal, but reviewed the
proprietor's ancestry and remarked
that he could go to hell. "What do
you mean charging a poor man for a
meal?" he remarked.
In police court Kaigeland was fined
r0 and costs for defrauding a res
taurant keeper. He snarled at the
judge and inquired why he didn't make
it a hundred. "Because," remarked
the iud?e. "I eave vou the limit.
Chris then informed the judge that he
would "get'' him. He also informed
the people in the court house that he
would blow up, or burn ciown, me town
when he got out.
When ouestioned bv Mr. Mansfield
Kinireland. in snite of his hatred of
h laua of this country, showed no
inclination to return to Denmark,
"Can t vou make it Canada." he said
He was' informed that Canada had no
more wish to harbor another country's
Hods, than had the L nitcd States.
Action on the recomniemiauon oi
the insuector will lie taken within a
few ciavs. as Kiaeeiana s sentence ex
pires July 2. The inspector thought
it probable that he would le deported.
Jones Co. Unloads
First Carload of
Manacer Cobb of the A. H. Jones
company, is unloading h carload of the
new models ot tne ijoou aiaxweus to
day. These are the latest models,
having all of the new improvements
which the Maxwell company is intro
ducing. Ihe shipment includes botn
tl-.e onen and closed types.
The Maxwell company is introducing
a new feature in the disc wheels with
which thev are eouinuing their car.
Either disc or wood artillery wheels
are optional with the car, at the same
cost.- There are a number of other
interestine- features about the new
This is the first shipment of these
cars to reach Alliance, as the Jones
company has only recently obtained
the atrencv. For this reason they will
be of particular interest to Alliance
nenole. The new models will be on
display in the Jones company show
rooms Saturday, and are expected to
attract a good deal of attention.
Harve Ellis and E. D. Henry drove
to Ctuulron this morning.
ALLIANCE TO PLAY SOME
THE FAST ONES.
Gridiron Prospect for Coming Season
Are the Best in Many
Coach F. C. I'unce has announced
the football schedule for the coming
fall. This includes games with the
teams. that are recoimized as the lead
ers throughout the state. There nre
few open dates on the card which
will have to be filled and Coach Prince
is trying to locate some strong teams
f ir these.
The Al'.'ance team during the com
ing eur slif'uld be one of the strongest
in tho state, as there will l3 two
three year men, five two-year men,
and three rorc letter men available.
The buck f eld of last year, which
aincd fame throughout the Mate will
e intact. Due to the irre-it pn.mive
of (nine t-f the new men. hontver,
there may be a shake-up even in this
department. Captain Stron-r, kt-own
as one of the best tackles in IIM3 part
of tie state may also be uvail.iule,
raising tSie tctal number of iHter men
to ki'ii' en.
Cf.DCi Prince Is asking for li.e svp-
port of the town for this team, which
will ceitsiinly make a strong oid foi
the state championship. Suitj will be
needed, as it is the wish of those in
charge that all equipment oe furnished
this year by the sehiol. List ' ear t
number of very promising candidates
were unable to come out iwei.use of
die lack of football equipment. i
Rotnrians Promise Support.
The Alliance Rotary club has agreed
to underwrite the team, this being
necessary in onier that le-ini from
some distance may be brought here.
Grand Island and Beatrice are now on
the schedule, and an attempt will be
made to get another fast team. Grand
Island and Beatrice will have espe
cially strong teams, and plan to be in
the race for the title. North PUtte
refused a game with Alliance, prob.tbly
because of the strength of the local
team. Sidney, a neighbor of Alliance
was offered a game with the '21 i tate
champs. Alliance has regularly wal
loped Sidney for several years.
The team win include sucti men as
Captain Dailey, all-western hsufbaci
and captain in "20 and '21, and second
team all-state half In 21 ; Garvin, au
western half in '20 and '21, and men
tioned for all state in '21; Purdy and
Herman, all western guards, '20 and
'21, Purdv was also third team all
state tackle in '21; Cross, all-western
end in '20, but who played full-back
last year. With such a line-up as this
Alliance should be aoie to noiu us own
against any team in the state.
Following Is the schedule:
September 29 Open.
Octolier C Scottsbluff (tentative).
October 13 At Beatrice.
October 20 Grand Island, here.
October 27 At Sidney.
November 3 Morrill (tentative).
November 11 Bayard, here. (Arm
November 17 At Gering.
November 21 At Broken Bow.
November 80 Open.
Dispute Over Horses
Injured by Shot
Settled in Court
The case of the State vs. Raymond
Westlake was dismissed and the costs
assessed against the complaining wit
ness Tuesday afternoon, in county
court. Judge Tash decided that there
was not sufficient evidence to war
rant a conviction. Westlake was
charged with shooting at horses be
longing1 to Charles A." Vanderwalker, a
neighbor of Westlake's. The men both
live about sixteen miles north of Al
The evidence brought out that Van
derwalker had turned his horses into
a corral, but that some time during
the night the horses broke out of the
conal. The tracks showed that they
had crossed the farm belonging to
Westlake, and they had been
found the next morning by Vander
walker, injured by a charge from a
shot gun. Three were rather severely
wounded and the other tlire only
sliuhtlv injured. The shooting Is said
to have taken place on the night of
The iudire ruled that although the
evidence showed that the horses had
been wounded, there was nothing to
show that Westlake had done the
shooting. He therefore dismissed the
case, and assessed the costs, to the
complaining witness, Vanderwalker.
PRIZE FLAG IS WON BY
METHODJST SUNDAY SCHOOL
The large flag which has been on
disnlay at Miller's furniture store
which was to be given to the Sunday
school sending the larirest number t f
adults to the lecture of Dr. Banks last
Tuesday night, was won by the Meth
odist Sunday school, which had forty
seven tickets. The Christian Sunday
. I I 1 . . .1 lint IN..
OIL PIPE LINE
TO RE RUN FROM
Ml ( II PLEASED.
Proponed Line Will Greatly Increase
Value of Holciinj: of Many
Alliance stockholders in the Griffith
Oil company ure elated over the an
nouncement, coming from Caser, that
a pipeline is to le run from the Bol
ton oil field, south of Carper, to that
city, eliminating it from the shut-in
oil fields of Wyoming. The Iowa
Wyoming company is the major opera
tor in this field and it is understood
that several big interests are bidding
for the privilege of handling the large
supply of crude already developed. An
important step in marketing plans was
taken when the Iowa-Wyoming com
pany installed a mammoth pumping
plant, following the discovery of a
third producing sand.
The Griffith Oil company, which is
controlled by Alliance people, who
own a majority of its stock, is the
owner of 1.2H0 acres of the best
acreage ,in the field, through leases
and filings. -Producing wells are re
ported on three sides of this-ncrenire
and steps will be taken at once by tne
Griffith! company to develop this val
uable sot of holdings. The company is
in excellent condition, has money in the
bank, and will either lease its hold
ings in small b'.ocks at once on a fav
orable royalty b:sis, or will proceed to
lo its own drilling.
The heaviest stockholders in Alli
.;we are J. D. Emerick, Howard Red-
li.-h, James Armour, and other local
.:ien, who have determined- that no
it lay will lie allowed in taking
Horiit action for the quick develop
ment of holdings which may le worth
many times the value ot the stock in
the company already issued.
It is believed by parties interested
in the Bolton field that within ninety
davs the production can be increased
to 4,000 barrels per day, as five
second-sand wells making around 250
barrels each can be lowered some
seventeen feet to the newly discovered
third sand, which is conservatively
making in excess of 800 barrels per
day. The field has three highly pro
ductive sands, all within 2,100 feet of
the surface, and there is every reason
to believe that there are at least two
more oroducinar horizons at a com
paratively shallow depth.
Ed Peltier Fined
$1 and Costs for
Ed Peltier, twenty-three years old,
was released from the charge of as
saulting Thelma Henderson, with in
tpnt to do creat bodily injury. Wed
nesday morning by Judge Tash, but
was fined SI and costs on the charge
or technical assault ana naiiery. int
state asked that he be put under bond
tn Ween the ueace. but this was re
fused. The evidence showed that the
Homlersnn family, hda been living at
the home of A. E. Peltier, father of
the young man since last winter. Mrs.
Henderson had died at .this time and
tin. familv of seven children was left
to the care of the father. To help
them out Mr. Peltier had taken them
intn hi home, hoon alter tnis nis
son, Ed, had arrived, and had lived
with his father. Ed Peltier's fiancee
had arrived shortly after this. The
oldest Henderson girl, Thelma, seven
teen, had then told the McClure fam
ily, living next door that young Pelt er
had made derogatory remarks as to
members of the McCluie family. Mr.
McClure had demanded an apology,
which was given, ultliough Peltier
claimed that he had made no such re
marks. ... i
Peltier had then rushed home ana
into the room where the Henderson
girl, her younger sister, and Walton
"Toughy"' McClure were. He had in
great anger called the Henderson girl
a few names for trying to discredit
k;.,. Iiofn-o hia fhincee.
Judge Tash held that no assauu
with intent to do great bodily injury
bad been committed, but that Peltier
had committed technical assault by
calling the Henderson girl names. He
therefore assessed a tine of $1 and
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costs, amounting to about $10, against
iu;,. li r. r.:mtz. reuresenting the
defendant, objected to this on the
ground that the defendant could not
be convictetl oi a crime uh v,',""
ho wn not charged but Judge fash
maintained that he was merely con
vited of a crime of lesser degree.
TO BE HERE SUNDAY
Alliance Shriners are planning on a
nleiLsant session Sunday afternoon,
ulipn. at 2 o'clock, nobles from Ro
Chester. N. Y.. thirteen carloads of
them, en route home from the national
meeting at San Francisco, will stop
here. A group of local Shriners have
been manning a greeting from tne vis
itors, and there may be a wild west
show nut on with the assistance of
some of the Pine Ridge Indians.
A larire crowd of local shriners is
expected to be present.
Hints of Flood
at Hay Springs
The Omaha Daily News, which pub
lishes three photographs of flood
scenes at Hay Spring-, is the only
Nebraska newspaper to date to hint
at a cloudburst at the neighboring
town this week. There is no date
.Mentioned, and very few details, but
the photographs show an automobile
standing in the middle of a miniature
lake, u couple of men plying u loat
n the front yard of u farm and cars
standing in water up to the middle of
The flood caused great property
damage, it Is stated, gardens being
iwunded down and buildings and
streets inundated. The rain is san'd to
have lasted less than half a honr.
Dr. Louis A. Hanks
at M. E. Church
Dr. iouls A. Banks spoke on "World
Wide Prohibition" before a good sized
audience at the Methodist church
Tuesday evening. He predicted that
the world will be totally dry in ten
years, and traced the growth of a
prohibition sentiment even in such
countries as "wine bubbling France"
and "beer guztling Germany." Lead
ers of public opinion in these two
countries., and4n others . are openly
Fmousing the cause of prohibition, he
following his talk, Mr. Banks ap
pealed for monthly contributions, in
amount from f0 cents to $10O, for the
t-upport of the anti-saloon league,
which sionsored his upiarance in Al
liance. RUNAWAY GIRL
IS WILLING TO
HOMESICKNESS CONQUERS SIX-TEEN-YEAR-OLD
Gentleman Friend Had Money and
She Wat Making Sure He
Wouldn't Waste It.
"I didn't know where 1 was going,"
said sixteen-year-old Mildred Silvers,
who was taken from train 41 Thursday
i morning by Sheriff Miller. "I just had
some money and wanted to spend it.
Mildred, whose home is in Osceola, la.,
was taken from the train after Sheriff
Miller received a wire from her home
informing him that she had run away.
Mildred had a ticket bought to
Torrington, Wyo. "Why were you
going there? she was asked. "Well,
answered Mildred, "some people at
home were buying tickets for there
when I was in the depot, so I just
decided to go there too.
When asked how she got the money
to leave home she replied that she had
a "gentleman friend" at home who
had been oavinir attention to her for
some time. "Now he sold his hops
last week, and I was afraid he would
itamble with it, so 1 just told him to
give it to me."
"I'm willing to go home though,"
he said. "I'm homesick." Sheriff Mil
ler remarked that he had no difficulty
in getting: her. "Why, she got off the
tiuiii uo4 wan luuKiuK ivi iiiu, ni
l-aid. Mildred was intormed at hen
eca that she waa wanted, but she was
allowed to stay on the train until she
reached Alliance as there was no
nlace to keeu her at Suneca. Mildred
is staying at Sheriff Miller's home, and
wi be sent back to Usceoia soon.
This morning Sheriff Scott of Ion,
Decatur county, la., accompanied by
the girl's father, who lives at Leroy,
la., arrived in Alliance, ami tne two
of them accomnanied the young lady
on the return trip. They left for Iowa
Gus Schoening is
Fined $5 and Costs
in, County Court
Gus Schoening, a farmer living west
of Alliance, pleaded guilty in county
court Wednesday, to the charge of as
saulting Constantine Klemke, a neigh
bor. He was fined $5 and costs, or
about $21 in all. This was paid.
Accordinir to the story told by both
men, the argument aro.e over the re
moval of the school house in their (lis
trict to a new location. Both are mem-
lers of the school board. The board
voted to move the building, but failed
to niinronriate monev to do this
Klemke objected to the move, and
when Schoeninfr wii-hed to start mov
ing, Klemke demanded that he give
bond for the expense. This led to an
argument which resulted in a fight
Klemke came to Alliance and filed a
comnlaint airainst Jsthoening lhuis
Jiidra Ta.h in a lecture to the de
fpndant cautioned him to use othei
methods than this in settling disputes
and warned him that a repetition
would mean a much tUffer hne.
Mrs. J. B. Denton, who has been ser
iously ill for the pa.-t two weeks, I
now reported aa much improved.
BANKERS HEAR :
GROCP SEVEN MEMBERS MET
IN ALLIANCE TUESDAY.
Md Hampton Recommends Change
lit System of Loun to Ranch
j men and the Farmers.
Thtl second annual meeting ot
Group Seven, Nebraska Bankers asso
ciation, was held in Alliance Tuesday.
The entertainment program had been
planned and was carried out by th
local committees, in conjunction with
the Alliance chamber f commerce
The entertainment started at 11
o'clock, following registration at th
Alliance hotel. Twenty autos took
part in a trip to Hemingford, foin
via the Chadron road and murninjr
via the i Hashman road, a stop oC
thirty minutes being made at Himin
ford, as 'guests of the Hemingfordt
bankers. The trip ended at, the AUU
ance Country club, 'vhere a luncheon
was given at 1:30 o'clock, at wbictt
102 were seated. t
Following the luncheon, the business
session was held in the hall, with
President R. M. Hampton presiding.
The add resw-ftf welcome was given by
Walter R. Metz, city attorney, fol
lowed with a response by James T.
Whitehead, president of the Mitchell
President Hampton stated that the
experiences of the past two years will
resulting in bringing about a bafklng
system which will more fully care for
the agricultural interests. The ranch
man and farmer are entitled to a! bet
ter system, he stated. Instead of thre
or six months loans, they should !-
entitled to ciedit from one to thre
Thawing Out Frozen Loans.
Charles II. Randall, president of ih
Nebraska 'Bankers' association, 'ot
Randolph, Nebraska, gave a detailed
report of the work of the state iuso-
ciation during the past year aftd)
stated that the present system t
financing should be ameliorated t
meet present conditions; that the toa
tal attitude of the banker is changing
and that the frozen loans are being
President Hampton appointed th
Resolutions: W. W. Dimery, Sid '
,.ney; Charles. Finegan, Uyannief ClydW
Spanogle, Bridgeport. , '
Nominations: O. R. Lovelace. Mife
chell; H. H. Ostenberg, Scottsbluff!
(Continued on page 4)
to Be Improved
Alliance's tourist camping ground
will be improved just as quickly as that
city park board can raise the needed
funds and have the work done, in ac
cordance with a resolution passed by
the ciay council Thursday evening, re
questing the park board to take step
lo see that the camp Is put in shape
to accommodate the visitors, follow-.
ing the presentation ot a resolution
passed by the Alliance chamber , of
commerce at its regular luncheon hut
Harry P. Coursey, chairman oi ine
chamber of commerce special commit
tee on tourist camp ground, appeared
before the council, accompanied by
Secretary Lloyd Thomas. Mr. Coui'
hey explained the situation to the
council, who unanimously voted to Ude
all legitimate efforts to improve the
condition of the camp ground.
The resolution passed by the cham
ber of commerce, which was pre
tenteil to the council, is as follows:
"Whereas. Alliance is the center or
an important tourist district in north
western Nebraska, and is now locatea
. i i . t
on more tourist nignways man any
other city in this part of the state, and
'Whereas. Ihe number or tourists
and visitors to our city is constantly
increasing, and it is a deplorable fact
that our camping facilities are gros&ly
inadequate and that the city has ua
established site, therefore be it
"Iieso veil. That the members of
the Alliance chamber of commerce, in
session assembled, do unanimously
reque.-t the city council and city man
ager of Alliance to at once erect on
the camp ground site a screened
building for protection lor travelers
from storms and insect pests, and
that suitable cooking facilities be
provided, with signs installed direct
ing the visitor to the toilet facilities,
the use of which is granted them, iu
the city park."
Chairman T. H. Barnes of the city
park board is intensely interested ia
reing that the tourist camp and the
city park are improved to a point
where they are of the utmost use and
value to home people and tourists. All
the funds which can be spared from
the city park fund will be used to
improve the tourist camp without
City Manager Kemmish promises
that the long expected drinking foun
tain for the use of farmers who drive
in by team will be installed and in
good working order before July 4.
The fountain will be installed on Lar
imie avenue, between Second and
Third streets. , u
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