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About The Omaha morning bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 1922-1927 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 10, 1922)
THE SUNDAY PEE: OMAHA. SEPTEMBER 10. 1922.
Light System 38
Years Old Today
'irt Arc I-amp Jtyuttfrrtl
Here Only Two Yran After
New York Hail Firt
lotky it the Wth anniversary cl
the establishment of th frt Unlit
and powir company in Omaha, an!
this week lh 4Mh anniversary o( the
r fliliilimein of th first rleftrie
luthf ami jiowrr company in Nr
York City, the first of iia k;nd any.
where in the worM, it bring erte
brafed. The firt company wit organised
in Omslii tinder the name of tli!"
0 m a. h aThouuon-Houston F.leetric
J.'Kht cor.ipany, anil at it brum
iuv.fi had only one employe in the
ofliie and hut a few cutotnrrt. lit
antrill geiie.ating- plant was located
in a cnc-Mory brii'k building, then
known a 10J N'ntth Eleventh street
1 (if cf)ii..nv nt consisted of a tnia'J
engine and small arc dynamo.
Miorily after the company Mat or
jird h-re a mull plant was huill
it the fimt of Jones ttrce?, where
tle mammoth phut of the Kehraka
I'ower roi.ipany it now located. At
ths beginning I HI arc lamp wric
phced a'nl the ntht the fitat light
was tnm?d on a great jollification
Only 40 Years Old.
J. F.. Dvid.on, general manager
of the Nebraska I'ower, company,
speaking of Jlie first electric. ligli'
plant, said. "
"lienjaiti'. i Franklin may -have dN
covered 0) year afto thai the rloudl
contained electricity; yet the electric
lighting and power industry it only
4'i yean f ae. The first central
station beqan operation in New Ybrtt
lily in September, 182. Omaha
was not far behind, for about two
year liter' the brst arc light sput
tcred forth hrre. It consisted of a
puttering, spitting arc tamp which
f'Tinthrd illumination, such at it was,
for street lighting and a few larg
ftoret. Today there are 6,000 elec
tric liicht and power companies, serv
ing 14,01)0 conumtnitiei in the United
States, and the customers number
"The Nebraska Power company,
which is the out growth of the firtt
e'ectric light and power . company
lure, now givet yrvice to more than
38,000 homes anT factories.
Three Kindt of Lighting.
"In the early days the commercial
business of the company consisted
of three kinda of arc lighting, known
at '10 o'clock '12 o'clock.' and 'all
night' circuit. The time designated
when the lights were turned off.
"In connection with the nation
wide recognition of the anniversary
of the first light plant in New York
City, a general tribute has been paid
to Thomaa A. Edison, in whose
mind there was borne most of the
present day conveniences of elec
tricity. It is but a proper tribute to
the wide vision and great genius of
Kdison to point out that his ' first
electric system of 40 years ago,' on
the development of which"he worked
day and night,' embodied all the es-
Omaha Girls Guests of Verdun Mayor
After capturing the fortrcts at Verdun The Omaha Bee's Good Will delegation to France went calling on
the mayor, taking Commandant Letpinatte of the fortress aa hostage. "Make m prisoner, too," said monsieur l
Maire, and here they arc: Left to right, Miss Nellie B Donn. Mits Mary Leary, Miss Catherine O'Brien, Miss
Kl eabeth Kaufman, Mits Irene Rice, Mits Elizabeth Pace, Mits Catherine Rossiter and Miss Ella Fenn; center,
left to right, the secretary to the mayor, the mayor and Commandant Letpinatte.
tential principles in force at the
"From the beginning, coal and
ahee were handled by machinery;
engines and dynamos were coupled
to gether as a single unit. Klectrical
and mechanical appliances of original
conception were introduced to pre
vent variation in voltage and candle
power, Safety fuses protected the
entire system from generators to
conductors' lamps. Then he brought
on his syttem of feeders on which
the stability and control of the sys
tem di'iiends; then came the ground
conductors and soon after the scien
tific accurate meter by which the
customers' service is measured, an in
vention of greatest importance and
the only medium by which essential
fairness could be assured to the
Group of Women in Milan
. Give' Limousine to Pope
Rome,' Sept. 9. A group of 'wo
men in Milan made a present to the
pope consisting of a specially built
limousine. The holy father appre
ciated the gift very much and took
a ride in it at soon as it was de
livered in the Vatican. . It is ex
pected that the pontiff will use it
every day within the Vatican gar
dens for he showed great fondness
in rjding around at a greater speed
than his horses had taken him here
As there is , no garage in the
Vatican the car was housed in the
15th century stables. The car is
painted black and bears the papal
insignia on the side doors. The in
terior is luxuriously upholstered in
dark velvet. .
Name of Lincoln Is
Defended by Writer
Springficjd, III., Sept, 9.
Charges made by Miss Mildred
Rutherford of Athens, Georgia,
against Abraham Lincoln at the in
stigator of the civil war. are denied
by Henry B. Rankin, 85. Lincoln's
biographer, who studied in the great
emancipator's law office here.
"So Hi an that ever lived was more
lied about as to his personal manners
and purposes of life than Lincoln."
the historian said in discounting the
charges. "During the war he went
with Seward and met the confederate
cabinet and challenged them to write
whatever conditions of peace they
desired, but nothing came of it."
. Rankin professed ignorance of
the reasons underlying the renewal
of the charge at this time.
"However," he said, "it will not
damage his memory, because it is
Rankin is the author of "Personal
Recollections of Lincoln." For vears
he has devoted his time to compiling
incidents fm the life of Lincoln,
seldom stirring from a couch where
he is confined by ill health.
Yank Tourists Invade
Many Cities in Spain
Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 9. Even
Spain has its midsummer American
invasion. Although Spain is gener
ally overlooked by the American
tourist throng, a party of 55 Amer
ican students have arrived here un
der the guidance of Miss" Marcial
Dorado of New York. The students
will spend the summer studying at
Japanese Will Carry
on "Prison Gale" Work
lokio, Sept. 9. "Prison Cte"
work in Japan which has been car
ried an in a agnail way by a band of
philanthropists, is to bt undertaken
by the Japanese government on
Urge scale, an announcement to that
eflect having just been made by the
minuter of ;uttce, Mr. Okano, J'hii
when ronvirtt have served their
terms they will no lunger have any
reason to complain that there is no
place where they may go with then
prison records and secure employ
ment. Mr. Nakano's plan includes the
trection of a large factory some
where in the suburbs of Tokio,
where work will be provided for the
most needy and where released con
victs will be given firtt preference.
Near the factory will be built a
n amber of small houses to be used
as living quarters for the factory
hands. The hope it that released
convicts will seek this factory and
work in it at least long enough to
earn a little money and to regain for
them some measure of s'.lf respect
and some knowledge that honest
work is more profitable than crm-c.
The convicts will be free to l:-ve
the factory at any time, of course,
but will be able to have a rcftire be
tween the jails and the life of a tree
man, a place where a return to hon
esty may be made easy.
Hungry Kuaoians Fat Own
Children, Captain Says
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 9. Re
ports that starving Russians have
been eating their own children are
noj exaggerated, according to Cap
lain F. Dunnet of the steamer Orient,
which has arrived in Los Angeles
after completing .a voyage to the
Russian provinces on the Black Tea
with wheat for the Russian rebel.
to Bank Vice President
First Job With South
Omaha Institution In
cluded Sweeping and
From messenger boy to sice proi
dent of a bank is the distinction at
tained recently wlun Atvm Johnson,
former cashier of the Live Stock
National bank, was promoted l
Mr. Johnson was born in South
Omaha in IH'M and graduated from
South Side High school in l'H!7,
aftrr which bt sought employment,
"I started at a niettenger bov
with the Live 'Stock National bank
at a salary of $.'0 a week," said Mr.
Johnson, "the work including sweep
ing and dusting the bank. After a
month at that work I was given the
aosistanre of a janitor. J he bank
did not nerd the services of a ste
nographer full time, hut had use (or
one occasionally and I went after
thl place. I studied shorthand and
typewriting nights and became pro
ficient enough to do the required
Taunted by Schoolmates,
"The first morning the Live Stock
National hank opened for business
was in IV07. during the panic of that
year, and Dr. C. M. Sihindel, presi
dent, and I drove to Omaha in a
buggy to the Uncled States National
bank to get the money with which
to open the South Omaha institu
tion. "At 'that time I hardly tipped the
scales 100 pounds and now I weigh
250. Some of my former schoolmates
taunted me on my job of cleaning
windows and sweeping floors. It
hurt my pride some, but I was de
termined to stick and win.
"There is one big thing for a boy
or any one to keep in mind in any
position regardless of how unim
portant, ami that is lJ learn every
thing there is to know about that job
"Don't let a single detail get away
from you. He punctual, get on the
job before the others, stay later if
necessary. One has to do things a
little better than the other fellow U
you ate to be noticed.
"I woikrd at the stockyards for
the bank as mrstenger (or seven
years, later assuming charge of the
rapidly increasing batiness there, and
seven years ago I was made assistant
rathier. Two years ago I was made
a director and cashier."
Former Electric Shop Man
Joint Automobile Company
Dick ((ungate, formerly manager
of the Good Housekeeping Electric
shop, is now associated with the
Universal Motor company, Twenty,
first and Leavenworth streets, in it
tales department, handling Ford
cars, trucks, tractors and Lincoln
automobiles. Mr. Hungale has lived
in Omaha for over 30 years.
Frank Much, concert vlollnlat and
Inmrurinr, having riturntil from an
HKtanilett trill Ihruush Minnesota,
Wlwonsln amt Ni-Jirnska, has resum
eil touching at hli studio In the I.yrlo
Johanna Andcrann will ranpen her
studio Hfplembur It. Mhe ha re
eently returned from (at Urande.
Or , whvra sh spent th month of
AnaiiM. I'ublle whool muslu claws
will hegln Kiitfinlr II.
Th miiulo d'partmfnt of the
Omaha Woman's club slnd a cor
dial Invltatlitn to alnarrs ami play
era of orehrslral Infiriimenta to Join
tha rlub'a activities for tha coin Ins
cumin morning and evtnlnc chorus
rrhnaranls and evening orchestra
drill, afternoon musicals and venlnt;
public performances. 1'rospactlva
chorus meinbi-rs ara aaktd to anroll
us soon as ivmlhla with any of th
following club Isaders: Mr. Mary
AiMe Abbott, Mr. H. M. Anitron,
Mrs. Jnmea Hunley, Mr, tillbert
Hrown. Mrs. MihIk West Hutphen
nnd Mrs. On II MMiinle, (enroll
ment for th Woman's club or
ehvMtra may h mad with Robert
Cuncaden, musical director, 13urgeaa
Nush building, firth floor.
"HE Hupmobile is pecul
iarly f orturiate in the re
spect it inspires in every branch
of the automobile industry.
A. striking instance of this is the
frankly; admiring attitude of
thousands of garage and repair
It is very impressive, the way
these experienced men who
intimately know all makes of
motor cars single out the
Hupmobile, in confidential
conversation as the one car
they unqualifiedly, approve.
IWiflf Car WSQ RaaJtUr 1IS0 RtaJtttr Co woe . 'MJ1
Cam IS3S SWan . IT35'
, Cor J Tirai Ail MoJtU
. tt at al4l - r fete
STEWART MOTOR CO.
2J2J 253S Famer 4rtt
TWiho ATlanlU 5242
A constant unremitting process of betterment has
been Dodge Brothers policy from the first
Consistent with that policy, the body lines of the
car have recently undergone a "new and dis
tinctive revision in design. .
The new radiator is singularly smart and grace
ful. The cowl is higher, and more vividly express
ive of the car's roominess and abundant power.
Further improvements in the vital mechanism
have notably increased the excess margin of
strength which has always characterized the car
in every rugged detail of its structure.
CTBwen-Davis-Cdad Auto Co.
dM AHA. NEB.
HARNCY AT 2BTH.ST.
COUNCIL BLUFFS IA.
103 SO. MAIN ST.
COUNCIL BLUFfS 631
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