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    TTIE BEE: OMAHA, MUISliAI, JAW U Alt I IV, 11116.
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Executm Committee it Composed
of Fifty Per Cent Entirely
ITew Members.
Half the personnel of the executive
eommlttee of th Commercial club for
thla rear la new blood.
The elation of twenty-four member of
the executive committee at a. meeting" of
the new Board of Directors at noon re
sulted In the election of twelve of the
members of the old committee and twelve
new men.
The few timber consists of Ihe fo'low
Int m"n: Paul Kuhns, J. Clnvke Colt,
II. II. Dalilrlge. A. W. JofferK J. P.
l-ord, U V. NMrholss. C. C. Oorge.
tleorite T. Morton, L.. C. Nnsh. Herbert
M. Rocrrs, Clarke O. Powell anl Robert
S. Trimble.
Severs! of the old member of the
executive committee did not run for re
election. They refused to allow their
fame to go on the ballot. One of theae
was elected over Ma proteiit. Thla waa
Casper K. Tout, whose name was written
on the ballot by enough voter to elect
him over CI. W. Holdrege and A. I
Mohler, whose name appeared In the list
for representative of railroad and public
eery Ice corporations.
Those, who ran for re-election and were
defeated were J. W. (Iambic, John I.
Kennedy, John L. MeOatpie. Stanley
Bnaewater and H. A. Thompson.
The new executive committee aa It
stands for thla year conalats of the fol
lowlnf; O. T. Eastman, Paul Kuhns. J.
P. rrentUa, C. C. Itosewater. J. (.'larke
Colt. N. B. fldike, II. H. flaldrle. A.
W. Jeffcrl. J. P. Lord, C. F. Yoat. H. O.
Edwards, T. B. Coleman, F. H. Knapp,
I V. Nicholas. C. C. Oeorge, George T.
Morton, L. C Naah, Herbert M. Rotter.
C'harle R. Sherman, Randa'l K. Brown,
1 Oouli Diets, C. H. Pickens. Clarke O.
Powell and Robert S. Trimble,
i Theae twenty-four members together
. with the president, J. A, Sunderland; sec-
rotary, il. F, Wyman, and treaaurer,
i Thomaa A Fry, elected at the director
I meeting" conotltute the executive com-
mltte for the ensuing year.
The new executive committee la to hold
its organisation meeting next Tuesday.
At that time chairman will be chosen
by the committee members. Thla la
always a position of gerat Importance
since the chairman, by a long: custom of
the club, la always chosen president the
following; year.
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State University
LJttle Florence lirurscdow, Omnh-t'b fa
vorite Juvenile fancy dnncer. will be the
feature attraction at the annual ball K.vou
by the Lcinara club at the Hotel Rome,
Thursday evening, Jmiuary 20. Toe
dancing Is her sfeclalty and in this ho
lias become so proficient as to attract
more than minor attention amonx
dancing masters and theatrical Inslruc
lor. Reese'a orchestra will furnish the
music for thl.i occasion, providing any
special music Mis Ihruesedow may choose
for her numbers. The committee In
charge of arrangements for this Imll arc
Adrian Lund, Vincent Be hind troth. Jay
Collins, Bob Heath and Jack McCarthy.
Jackionian Club Listen! to Enlogiei
to Prominent Members of
. Club.
Tes,M said J. a Haynea, "I have
severed my pleaaant relations with the
j1 Nebraska Republican Publicity asaocl-
atlon. Owing to a preaa of other bust
ness, I found It unprofitable to devote
any more time to the work of the aa-
roetatlon, whose plans are excellent. It
now has representative In more than
? seventy counties, and will no doubt be.
' OOIUA an ImnArtint fMA. In K A r-a m
palgn thla yfr. Pretty soon the fact I
win Become apparent mat me woooa are
' full of republlcana."
The wooden forms for the concrete
pillars In the basement of the new Bcssey
building; were placed laat week, and then
work atopped until warm weather come
around again. Although the contractors
agreed to put up the bull. ling In 120 work
ing days, Pupertntendnnt of Construction
Charles Chowlns of the university re
fused to let them pour In concrete with
the temperature hovering around aero,
on the grounds that the mixture might
freeie and not prove firm. Mr. Chowlns)
la watching every step of the work on
the new university buildings, and In
tends to make sure that the construction
Is well done.
The horse hsrn and power plant St the
farm are practically done. The dairy
j bull. ling wn-k had to be halted on account
of the cold, but the shell of the structure
has heei raised psst the second floor.
Architect Hordon of Clilcqso expressed
himself as well pleaded with the construc
tion work, when he was here for a few
dnv Inst week.
Old frnme sharks are being cleared
I swsy from the site of the cheml'try build
ing, ani excavating will commence on
that within a month or two. Meanwhile
the architects are husr on their plans
for the aetl-tiltural engineering htilM'n?.
the obnervntory. and. the social science
The student publication board's de
cision to resume the old practice of ap
pointing the members of the editorial
s'aff of the Dnlly Nebrasknn, as well a
the biislnes.i manager nrd h's assistant,
(nused little stir except among thos
candidates who had carefully canvassed
ti e voters in their own Interests. It la
generally agreed that the luck of Im
provement In the dally paper during the
laxt few years of student control has
been due to the fact thnt the good politi
cian, ret her than the student of ability,
obtained tie position of control. Thn
committee will report Tuesday, and the
appointments will probably be announced
The season of formal parties opened
Pnturday nlnht. when the junior elaaa
pave Ita annual prom at the Lincoln hotel.
This promise to be the most economical
octal year for the etudenta. with cabs
absolutely banned, and the Pan-Hellenic
inlnn having rone on ercord a opposed to
the sending of flowers. Pome of the
student have declared that formats are
no different from other parties, except
for the dree aulta worn by the men.
Kven white glovea are dlacarded after
the first dance or two.
j are playing a splendid game, marked
by good team work.
The fraternity athletic council will meet
Tueaday to draft a schedule for the frat
contests for the championship of the
achool. Phi Kappa Pat holds the cham
pionship now, but will have plenty of
opposition In the tournament.
t'r I alveralty. .
J The basket ball season at Cotner unl
' vera ty has opened very auspiciously.
The two games played, Tarklo against
' Comer, score. i" to So; Omaha univer
sity aaalnM Cotnsr In Ootner'a gymna
sium rldy nixht, score 10 to 41. Our
team shows up exceptionally well thla
yar. It has outclassed Ita opponent In
both gamea in speed and team work.
First team men: fcarl Parmlnter, cen
ts n: Clyde Iiarner. Krancl Knappie,
;Wlnfleld Osrdner. Paul Brltt.
The intarclaaa debutes took place this
we.-k. On laiet Tuead ty the Juniors de
bated the seniors, the ouostlon being,
ftesolved. That the Vnlted Rlatea
fthould Immediately and HubstantiHlly
Increase Its Armament." The eniora
with the negative aide of the nuest'on
; were victorious. Those representing the
seniors were O. T- Johnson. Pearl hi war t-
wood and L. A. Brumbaugh. Thoae who
, upheld the color of the Junior. Mlnta
. Thorn. Alonso Knlcht and Ernest
Wilkinson Thursday afternoon the eoph-nmor-f
reshmen debated. The sophomores
defended the negative and were eucceea
fill. Friday afternoon occurred the col
; less prelimlnarea. At thla time the col
; Ifiio teams were chosen and the rank of
the debaters decided. H. Johnson won
' first rlti- and L. A. Brumbaugh aecond.
and Glen McRae third. O, K. Johnson
ll reelv lli Alice Jerry prise fur the
oet oenater in acnooi.
! The basket ball schedule for thla Reason
;is nearly completed, boms of the dates
iremeln tentative and other gamea may
he arranged for later. Two. gamea with
iWesleyan are assured, but the dates have
.not yet been decided upon. The schedule
no li s as follows:
j January fc Tarklo college at Cotner.
January 14 Omaha university at Cotner.
3 Janusry 1 Cotner at Peru.
( January 1 Cotner at Tarklo (Missouri
j January Cotner at Omaha university.
I fvtiruary York at Cotner.
1Fbruarv a Kearney at t;otner.
Veoruarv 17- lwane at Cotner.
. March 1 Not aettled.
I March a Cotner at Kearney,
j March I Cotner at Hasting.
I March I Peru at Cotner.
i The drsmatlo rlasa. under the Instruo
Mon of Prof jton Bnyrter. rave "The
iirl From I'pper 7." a western plv at
h. runltenttirv Mnndsv nlrht Hl T"e-
ly n'aht at Cotner dUorlun. The class
-a tieaun work on "The Vanguard," to
x given In a few weeka.
' Nebraakst Weilsrss Valveratty.
j vf Jenen dellveed an addreaa en
i-W'lreless Telegraphy" at Wafcaali Fri
day evening.
i Prof Bay nor iit paper on "fl'"r
'naturaltem In Relllon" fore the tTnl
ersity Plar Rymoosliim Thurlsy. Prof,
.lores t the conservator and Principal
O I,. Ken1 all of the I'nlveralty ptai-e
Hish iw liool were elect e.1 to membership
yn the f-'yinpoalum at thla meeting.
fvnieter examinations will occupy the
tt nll"n of the tdents rtur'ng t' e week
cg'rn nr Isnnsry , Kltrstton for the
'-iond semester w'll 0"Xir on January
end SI.
. i!r )tlnsman of the national ataff of
'ie Tn'mi ien'a Chrletlan association
i1ll eddreoa he atu'lerita st c-eitvocstlon
Monday on the F.'Tnrean wse te w
t while doing aiiaoclatlon work at thi
Vu h Interest la manifested 'n the
1tns he'ng held nmoiii the collere
lri- ,n te auhect of "treoarednea."
(.st Frldsv evening the Freshmen won
'mm the Sophomore, and on Monday
, venhi t-e Juniors w n from t' e bciilois.
"cut FMdsy morning the convocation
lour will be riven over to the final be
fn the Freshmen and the Jun'or.
'Hh the w nntiia teams ao far ha
urwniJ the '(rmtv, b't In t"e
'insls t'e Juniors will have to rhrK
'rent and oppose Increased armaments.
About fifty member and friends of the
Jacksonlau club gathered at the club
headquarters, sixteenth floor of the City
National bank building, laat night for the
memorial services In honor of the late
John Power, former sheriff and promi
nent member of the club. The eons"and
daughter of the late Mr. Power were
present by special Invitation at thla me
morial meeting. Ed. P.. Smith gave a
biographical review of Mr. Power's life,
and Colonel C. O. Cunningham and
Richard L. Metcalfe paid beautiful tri
bute to the character of Mr. Power
which they said was at once atrong
enough to face the hardest battle, and
tender enough to weep for the afflicted
at all time.
The following resolution of tribute waa
adopted by the Jackson'an out of j
respect for their deceased member:
When, pear the hour of 9 o' lock a. m.,
January "Hi, our well beloved friend and
fellow member. John Power, bowed to
the final decree, death claimed one whose
life book ia ao replete In good and
righteous works; whose Influence waa ao
valuahlo and whose example so Inspiring
thst we scarce f'nd words more than to
sincerely express the universal regret that
he waa not permitted to serve out his
allotted time.
It la of common knowledge to all with
whom he waa acquainted, that John
Power was of sterling quality; that he
waa a rugged, broad, superb type of
American manhor.d; that he vu the soul
of honor, clean, unselfish, loyal, patriotic,
cauragoona, aymitliello, frank and
genial; that he waa sn affectionate hus
band and father, a staunch friend a wise
rounsellor, an upright public otflclat, a
progressive, generous, peace-loving Uod
fearing cltlseji.
With elrong, earnest and conscientious
fldullty to duty. John Power met the car
of official responsibilities In t' e same
manner with which he discharged the de
tail of his buainesa affairs, it wa In
the office of sheriff that he earned and
.deserved the title of "Honest John
Power," and no on can truthfully point
to a deliberate act of his official or un
official life which would bring the pang
of reproaolt to those most near and dear
to him or cast a stain on his family
Johi Power will be sadly missed from
our counsels. The church, the lodge and
the social realm In which he waa wont t i
move, will bitterly deplore hi tak n
awav: yet. In the larger aenae, the en
nobling example of an earnest, unassum
ing and honorable man aa exemplified by
John Power, will linger with thein 1 1
the years to come.
And, above the pallor of gloom which
hover over th home which he haa so
many years honored and loved; shove
the sighs and tear of countlaaa friend
of every avocation pmfeaaton, class an I
rlan, the lustre of his helpful. wholnaom
l ie snail shine as free aa "Hope great '
throbbing star above the darkness of the i
dead. " I
He it Besolved, Therefore, That th'a'
tribute of respect to our departed friend
be made a permanent part of-tha record !
of thla club, and that an engroaaed copy. '
-.... . , uo uuutii oa torwaroea to
his family.
C. J. 8MYTH.
Swiss Court If ines
Insulter of Kaiser
PARIS, Jan. 16.-A dispatch to the
Temps from I.u.mio aya that the Bwins
government ha prosecuted the editor of
the newapaper II Ragno for publishing a
scurrilous poem on Empefor William. The
federal court found the editor. Elvlxlo
Crtvelll, guilty pf Insulting the emperor
and fined him tuo franc and costs.
Twenty-three university student volun
teers, who have decided to devote their
live to work In the foreign mission field,
met with volunteer from Wesleyan. Cot
ner and Fnlon college at Wesleyan Thurs
day night. Jack Meyer, eereUry of the
Peward Young Men' Christian associa
tion gave a stirring talk on 'Th Fro
preme Test." At It conclusion two girl
announced that they had decided to
enter the foreign missionary field.
Bishop F. J, McConnell of Denver, Colo.,
will be th speaker for the spring re
unions movement at the university, com
ing to Lincoln April 1. 17 and 18. Bis-
hop McConnell will attempt to awaken
the student to a realisation of their
possibilities a Christiana. He will not
call fof publle decisions. The failure of
Raymond Bobbin laat spring to secure
mor than fifteen or twenty public ac
ceptance of Christ ha convinced the
university Christian association that
such appeal are fruitless with th etu
denta, a great majority of whom are
already member of churches.
HaaHaae lollrare.
' President Crone Is on a trip to New
York and other eastern In the
Interests of the college, lie expect to
return the latter part of the month.
A draft for 1.0iv haa been received
from John T. Pickett of Manila. P. I.,
t apply i.n the Bible chair endowment
The Deutsch-Amerlkanlaches Jugend-
blut-ti ru .iw itiiN ... . . t:t'in.,4.i
Issue publiHhes an article by Prof. Cun
ningham of the German d"parlment on
' The German Language in the Middle
Among the rhapel leaders for the week
were Profs. Booih, Carpenter and An
derson. Mr. Andernon gave an Interest
ing talk on "A World i'enter."
Amonk the former students who have
visited the college during vacation were
Iliifus Oateg of Scott's Bluff, formerly
of the clnes of '17; Reuben Dunlap, prin
cipal of the high school at Kldnev: John
Moreland. sunerlntendent of schools at
Gretna: Bedford Johnson, principal of
the hiah school at fiothenberg. and Ken
neth Smith, formerly of the ciass of '11.
The basket bsll team under Coach
Mager Is rounding Into shape for 1ta
heavy schedule. The first same of the
seaaon will be with Grand Island college
January II.
The sixth annual of the Eta
Phi Lamha LI'ersrv aocletv 'was held
at the Clark. Mondav evening. Roland
Bcott, '1, acted ea tnastmaster.
York Colleae.
President McLaughlin Is pushing hard
Ihe tnalter of endowment for the college.
The rfforta of all th friends of tho
school sre hcinr directed et present to-w-d
t'd nd
The basket hall
Frinav . . .i.iirf. .1,11 . .. .. ... . a ranii
with St. Paul Normal school. Prospects
for a Kod team were never better. All
A scholarship secretary, assistant ta
Dean Kngberg, will be appointed with
the beginning of the new semester, on
request of the fraternities of the univer
sity. One of hi duties will be to com
pile complete comparative report of the
scholarship average of the different
fraternities, twice a aemester Instead of
two time a year a formerly. He will
also give a complete report of the stand
ing of any given man In hi atudles,
on request of the man' fraternity. The
fraternities feel that with thla co-operation,
the Improving acholaatlo average
may be raised still further.
Nebraska' victory over Kanaa In
basket ball gives th Cornhuakera .hope
for th Missouri Valley championship,
which Kansas held last year. Better ma
terial turned out for the team than for
several year past, and the member
A Fine Aid For
Wa are all srcatlv Indebted" In itinu
who tell their experience. And among
1 lb toanr thins wbJck
1 w ed about and
irtanc to the axpec.
ot mother. 1 a solan-
(did asternal remedy
called "Mother'
' Dean Fales of the aoi hoinore c'aae has
een Buffering fr6m an acute attack of
;ni pe and has len confined to hi apart-
111)11 In Hamilton hall.
Phlilp M. Pllnby of the freshman class
1.4 not return to school after Christmas,
ut secured instead a position In the
mat. a National tank.
' l"!.nor Insersoll, member f the fresh-
in cxm fiie to rvturt to school
'i.-c tie holKiay tcai of th sudden
' of l..-r mother from heart failure
11 lirln'i aa dy and beta' s of I er own
f Th fsreweP given In bono
f I r A. A Tvier, head of the blolory
m!ime-t wr.o Iciivm fon'isv f tf
iih M!'iU n unlverMtv after Mften
t tti '-t I- a a toi ft mor llill'ue
, ,1-. v -15 ri! aitci.d'.'J ty the fHoi'liy
TACOMA, Waah.. Jan. ll.-Two ehll
dren, Walter jn1 Florence Bower, were
drowned and a number of passengers had
a narrow escape from death today when
the gasoline launch Victor II capalaed In
Puget Sound during a heavy gal. The
paaeentters clung to the framework of
th launch and later succeeded In getting
lnrt a lifeboat, which wa picked up by a
passing steamor.
wend. Tai I ap
plied over th -noscle
of the stomach. It is
deeply penetrating la
it Influence. Mutbei
4rrywhor tU of Its
oothlng erect, bow It
allay pain Incident to
Ilgamenta and majcle. They tell of restful
comfort, of calm, peaceful nights, aa at
seno of those distresses peculiar to th pe-
od ot expectancy, relief from morning
alckness, no more of that apprehension with
Which ao many younr women's ntnda h.
com burdened. It is a splendid help. Get
a bottle of -Mother's Friend" front your
nearest druggist Ask your husband to get
It for you. Thea write to Brad field Reg
ulator to. 4a Lamar Bldg Atlanta, gT,
for a very hand soma and InstnicUv book.
It I tiled with uggeativ ideas of great
kelp to all women Interested ta th subject
of maternity. And best of all are sons let.
ters from mother that r Il litsuuraUoos.
Writ today, f
of last year's team sre bsck except Por
ter. The new men are showing up well.
Guilford launders Is captain of the team
Th Twelf v-h relr- 'Ion h' th
Christian ascoclatlon on Friday night of
last we. k wit art-.i ,ii i.-iKiiti i. i' t.e . i
tletits and friends of Ihe college. M'.
Wl Ham Graham waa chosen king of the
Twelfth Night and Miss Kthel Thomp
son queen. I R. Oregory acted well
Ihe part of the court Jester. An Inter
esting feature wss th trial of the KnBV
- ""arts '! " e f be
queen. A bonfire of discarded Christ
in 1. ,1-tcs I'l.fltii ne irmrm.
The l.enrflt recllal given under the
direction of J. A. I'srks Wednesday, the
Uth, for Prof. Amnion, will be repeated
next Hundsy afternoon.
Prof. Mlsner gave an entertainment at
Horace on Friday evening, January 14.
Grand Islaad College.
The freexlng weather of last week
played havoc with the heating plant, put
ting it, for a time, out of commission.
Consequently there was an enforced va
cation for several days.
Several Walhsch girls took a forty-mile
suto ride In 'lie Arctic weather of Fri
day to ptev has-cet ball with h Or-d
Island college girls. They played Well,
but were by the sour 01 to . '
The "preps" of Grand l.-d md college
were the victory ova th t iu"'"' con
servatory faculty in a game of basket
hall played last Tuesday evening at the
Young Men' Christian association gym
nasium. There was a meeting of the executive
committee Friday. January 14. called to
consider importa it financial questions re
lating to th progress of the Institution.
Dr. George Sutherland waa chosen chair
man for the rest of the year. Various
measures were taken toward a vigorous
campaign for funda.
President O. W. Tsft has gone to Chi
cago at the Invitation of the secretary
of the Northern Baptist convention to
meet other college presidents and to dis
cuss w'th denominational leaders the best
methods of tn-i-ening the efficiency of
our western colleges,
Ir. Geurxe Sutherland has taken a trip
to the eastern and southern parts of the
etst In the interest of the financial cam
paign. Rev. Fred Berry, secretary of the Ne
braska Baptist state convention, visited
the college Friday morning, and In a very
Interesting way spoke to the students In
regard to the twelve things he would do
If he were again In college. -
Frenaaat t olleae.
Kvanrellst Raybum visited chapet en
Thursday morning, conducted devotional
exercise and gave a moat excellent talk
to the student.
Mra. W. H. Clemmona wilt addrea the
Toung Women' Chrlatlan association at
Ita headquarter) next Hun day morning.
She will have for her subject. "What a
Young Woman Owe to Herself."
Besa Gerhardt Morrison ha been en
gaged by the Alumni association to give
"War Brldea" on th evening of January
31 at the college auditorium. She will
si dd to the rrorsm a number from
Kipling In the way of a planologue.
It waa docided bv th executive commit
tees of the Star and Chion Literary my
cletlea o( the college that on account of
the revival service which are being held
at the tabernacle, the programs be post
poned thla week.
January 24 will mark the opening of the
second winter term. A large number of
new people are expected and have -written;
for reservations.
The executive committee of the East
em Nebraska Teachers' association, con
aistlng of Superintendent Koch, Superin
tendent Campbell of Columbus, Superin
tendent Walton of Wahoo and President
Clemmons, will hold a meeting m the col
lege parlons Saturday for the purpose of
formulating the program 10 be given at
the meeting which will be held at the
high achool building next March.
Prof. 8. I Keller was called to hi
home at Sioux City by a message an
nouncing the serious Illness of hi father,
and Prof. J. I. Ray wa called to Iowa
to hia mother's bedside, who suffered a
stroke of paralysis last Thursday.
In the hear future Mrs. Rayburn will
address the Young Women's Christian
SFMOciation organization of the college.
The students are looking forward with
much pleasure to her being with them.
Pons tin Thing,
I. Wlxon. Farmer Mill. N. Y
ha used Chamberlain'a Tablets for years
for disorder of the stomach and liver
and says, "Chamberlain's Tablets are th
best I have ever used." Obtainable
everywhere. Advertisement.
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ends a cold or grippe in
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It promptly opens tlogged-up notrll
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, nothing else In the world give such
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Washington Affairs
Reprenentatlvee of many of the conn,
try' foremost Industrial and actentirtc
orgaulatUma. formed the Joaeph A
Holmes Kafetv First association, to help
prtuat th safrty first movement
Inaugurated by'th lata I'r Holmes aa
director of the bureau of mine.
An incre-aae of more than tvlXMODO In
the rvso'Jrces of the federal leiwrvs
banks dm In the Innt .k Is ilmvn
iu a report of the banks' condition Jan'!
srv 14. iennrtl loda) !' the fuli-lal ta-
svrve board.
For Weak Stomachs
Inactive Dowels
Physic PU!s Mineral Waters
Drugs Oils Enemas
Any ftrst ciass drvggtst or grocer can fat
Fruit-Visor lor you $1 per (r. Or for a
kmitad Hun we will send by parcel post on
lr lor I -hour jars J.iO (ars ei.009
a.. ay .". aHta""aa
Why Do the Majority
of New Building Operations
Exceed the Original Estimate
of the Architect
In tba last of thla aerie of advertisements we told
of the Investigation by an Insurance company of a large
number of commercial buildings, which developed the
fact that 96 out of every 100 of these buildings exceeded
the estimated rout of the architect, and that the exceci
cost averaged 33.
Now, let us tell why such a condition exists under
the older-day building system
Some disappointed building owners In the past have
blamed their architects;
The Architect, however. Is not the one to blame:
unless he attempted to guarantee that the building would
not exceed the figure he gave, In which case he stepped
beyond his province.
The Architect's services,- even though they may be
of the best, are simply professional or advisory. The
owner cannot demand from the architect a guarantee
covering the work In its entirety and the high class archi
tect, who is a member of the American Institute of Archi
tects, will not Klve any such assurance to the building
owner because It Is a recognised fact within that body
of professional men that the building business is too
complex to permit any single individual to comprehen
sively meeTt and solve all of the problems that are con-
atantly arising In the building construction field.
The answer to the above question, therefore, Is not
hard to make.
The principal reasons that so large a majority of
buildings exceed the architect's estimate are:
Flrste Because the average architect does not have
the proper assistance In the shape of advisory services
from building engineers, together with that ot an
up-to-date estimating department, when preparing bis
plans so as to enable him to give a price to the building
owner that is based all the way through on conditions
as they exist in the building field at the time plana are
made; and.
Second Because very frequently the building owner
changes his mind, which In turn causes expensive
changes In the building Itself, In which case, of course,
no one can be blamed but the building owner himself.
To provide a remedy for the decided weaknesses In
the old-time architectural and building methods much
is being done to revise the system of handling building
operations. !
The building professions and trades are at the pre--enftlme
engaged in the task of providing closer cc-opera-tlve
methods between themselves new forms of con
tracts are beiig devised and many other activities are
apparent, all Vith the view of eliminating the ineffi
ciency that has been the terror of the prospective new
building owner In days gone by. '
The Modern Building
however, is the one modern device which has shown con
clusively, after years of experience, that it Is capable of
meeting the builders' expectations both from the view
point of a satisfactory building and from the viewpoint
ot a satisfactory cost price.
The Bankers Realty Investment Company Is one of
the many modern building organizations existing In the
United States today that has demonstrated Its capacity t
to meet the demand for better Building Methods.
This Institution provides for Its customers the serv
ices ot Architects, Estimating Engineers, General Con
tractors, Material Purchasing Experts and Building
Engineers and our Financial Department provides
financial assistance to such of our customers as need it.
The Banker Realty Invettment Company
ii a firm that yoy can make retpontible at
the very beginning for the eatitfaetory per
formance of the entire work.
If you contemplate building during 1916,. get
acquainted with our Modern Building organization, which
provides for architectural service of the highest order
first, and for the handling of every part of the building
operation after the plans are approved.
Write us or call at our offices; address
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- Omaha, Neb.
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