Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 19, 1916, NEWS SECTION, Page 10, Image 10
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 19, 1916. M. Y. 0. B. IS REALTY BUILDING OWNERS DR. PRATT TO TALK TO ADDRESS STATE MANU FACTURERS Chief of Bureau of Foreign and Domestic com merce spaalu here this week. Room Advertisers BOARDS SLOGAN Exclusive Attention to Affairs AND MANAGERS MEET AT FIRST SESSION Talk Legislation and Mak Plans for the National Con- vention in September. Chancellor Day and Prank Cof fey Will Also Address Ne braska Manufacturers. Concerning Themselves Only Will Be Guiding Policy. 10 A EXCHANGE BLUNT OPINIONS The Omaha Real Estate board is going to attend to its own business after this. That is, by a report of the execu tive committee adopted at the last meeting, Jhe general policy was es tablished of discussing real estate matters alone in the meetings hence forth, and leaving other public ques tions to be handled by the organiza tions, boards and commissioners espe cially organized for that purpose. The report was submitted by Harry A. Tukey, Edward R. Benson and Harry A. Wolf, The report went into considerable detail and provoked not a little heated discussion. There was some talk of gag rule, and of an at tempt to shut off all debate on any question of such subjects as electric light ordinances, and gas franchises, but the report carried just the same. Alternative Mentioned. W. T. Graham wanted to leave the matter in the hands of the members as to whether they wanted to discuss a given subject at a time when it should come up. VI am willing to trust in the good judgment of these members," he said, "as to whether we should discuss a subject or not." "Jt is merely a matter of establish ing a general policy ," insisted Tukey, "not that we arc bound absolutely by this." Charles Grimmc! wanted to know what subjects discussed in the past or likely to be discussed in the fu ture were especially obnoxious to the committee. "I'd like to have the committeemen us what it is getting E. R. Benson said he had been stay ing away from real estate meetings for a long time because they did not discuss things of interest or profit to him, and because he could put in his time more profitably in the office at that hour. Reason for Absence. C. C. Georae declared this open dis cussion was bringing to the surface the reasons why many nad been stay ing away, and that it ought to be taken as a lesson to the board to get down to business in the future and discuss real estate matters. He de clared himself in favor of the report. So, with some variations, revisions, amendments and modifications, it was finally adopted. The principal points are as follows: The committee believes that the board Is organised primarily (or the consideration of real estate questions, and that for some yea re pant It hea unconsciously grown Into a nog live rather than a constructive body. A great many Questions are brought up for discussion outside of the real estate business and questions In fact that should be considered by the other civic bodies of the city, of which Individually most of us are members, and we believe this board should not take Imme on anything foreign to the real estate business and that the other questions should be taken up by the memberi of the civic bodies that are formed primarily lo consider general question " ' Watrh ttM lAWt.' ' Legislative Work The committee recom mends that the president appoint a commit tee to watch new bills Introduced Into the the bureau which Issue the bills, and that all bills Introduced affecting real estate buslneae be reported on by thla committee, and further that this committee should re port the need of whatever new laws, If any. ' are required to advance the welfare of the real estate business. -; - - Taxation The tax fcommittee should be appointed to study tax questions In general and thla committee should report at fre quent intervals to the board regarding gen- eral questions of taxation and principles thereof far the education of the members. The baste value, however, of taxation la a quadrennial assessment of property which has just been made and before the next Sour years come around the board should be In such position that they can materially a nalst the assessor In obtaining a fair n4 equitable valuation af rami estate. , , City Planning The city planning prob lem hi at preseat In the hands of a com petent planning board, whoae chairman Is one ef our members, and we believe the In terests of the city will be well taken care f and that the chairman of the planning boaroV should report te the real estate board at frequent Intervals the progress of the work. . ''-.. Get Mew Industries. New Industries This ta a question which the Commercial elub is making a very live Issue and another on of sur members Is chairman of this committee. We believe he should call Upon this board for active as sistance, for it Is far abetter to co-operate with on active committee like this than to attempt Independent work. We would es pecially like a report from him as to the housing question for working men. We be lieve It la possible to secure trackage at very reasonable prices In Omaha and that there Is a large amount of same te be had, Street Htgne This is one ef the minor and Inexpensive questions, but in alt a very Important one, as It will be one of the first steps t enable the visitor to know Omaha, and we recommend that a committee be appointed to eee the city commissioners asking that steps be Immediately taken to xnara all street coiners. . - r Better Appraisements. Appraisements We appreciate the amount of good work that the recent appraisement eemmlttee has accomplished, but we feel that It Is a very small percentage of what ehettld be done by our real estate board. Far some reason there has not been sent lo tills committee the Important values which should have been. This Is probably due lo the fact that the board Itself has not gained the full confidence of the clttsens and property owners which It should. We believe a committee should be appointed which would be competent to give any and all appraisements asked of it and that the xistence of such committee be advertised at frequent Intervals and that the indi vidual members refer te this committee all the Inquiries tor such appraisements, with the exception of those which eome from their own clients who desire the personal opinion ef the member te whom thejr ap ply. In this connectlen the board Itself should have frequent appraisements made at the open meetings for the education of Its member. In e toeing the committee, wishes to say that It would Ilka le have the cooperation af every member of the board and that each member take It upon himself te work out some detail ef the real estate business which would be Instructive to the other members and when called upon by the pres.. Meat for his views to freely imsart same. w believe that should any ons class of nasiaees lag tnat turn member Interested la that particular line should not feel that It 1 the thing to keep quiet about, hut should frankly take It before the exchange and have an open discussion en same for the benefit of alt There Is much thla oara nas accomplished l the past, but wi believe the things directly connected with , the real estate bstans. such ss cemmls ' si on and what seemed the small question of changing advertising oa the rental prop i tmr ana ine nse nave oone weiL tiu board should be conducted atone the line ef a . school for ourselves and especially for the younger mn who are continually coming Into the business, m order that they may have the full benefit of the knowledge of in e-raer mem sera. The memberahlD of the boaxtl itMlf atuuii be displayed more prominently and made of mere value, investors should undntnii that If they deal with any one member of - in reai estate ooara iftey are absolutely nro. tected from trickery of any kind and that any disputes they may hav with an agent win do laaea up witn the board and set. tied to the satisfaction of mil miuwrnM We recommend that the board spend consid erable money la advertising Its membership DISCUSS SOME PROBLEMS A movement is on foot to secure the reduction of the fire insurance premiums on buildings owned or man aged by members of the national as sociation and local associations of Building Owners and Managers. This was brought out by Mr. Loomis at the last meeting of the Building Own ers and Managers of Omaha at the Commercial club rooms. On Novem ber 24 a special meeting of the Omaha association is to be held to consider the advisability of the Omaha asso ciation contributing toward the ex pense of such a campaign. In the general discussion of apart ment house problems that followed at the last meeting, Ernest Sweet advo cated a law compelling builders to provide enough land for apartment houses to insure plenty of light, air, grass and trees. Co-Operative Plan. The possibility of clubbing together and buying supplies on a co-operative plan was also discussed as one means of overcoming the constantly increas ing cost of merchandise entiring into the management and service yf apart ment houses. No definite action was taken on this matter. Some wanted to seek an apartment house law that would permit managers to hold furni ture for back rent, and others wanted to start a movement to gain for apart ment house owners and managers the privilege of buying plumbing supplies at wholesale prices. This latter met general approval. the several committees to have charge of the local end of the na tional convention when it comes to Omaha in September, 1917, are: Arrangements 1'aul W. Kuhns, chairman,, Howard G. Loomis, Ed O. Hamilton, Charles JJ. Armstrong, George T. Morton. finance Ernest Sweet, chairman; R. C. Strehlow, F. H. Myers. Entertainment Hugh Wallace. chairman; L. C. Sholes, F. T. B Mar tin, Irving' Sorenson. Automobiles William R. McFar land, chairman; C. D. Glover, A. T. Elmer, Clay Thomai, George T. Por ter, A. M. Gebelt, Harry Wolf. Registration R. O. Babcock, chair man; A. C. Kennedy, A. A. Reming ton, A. B. Mason, Publicity Edwin S. Jewell, chair man; John Crawford, L. R. Wilson, A. A. Allwine. Reception-B. H. Hastings, chair man; H. W, Potter, E. M. Slattr, L. Pettmgill, W..G. Spain, F. D. Wead. John-W. Robbins, W. T. Graham, hred Mengedoht, J. N. Hunter, John F. Miles, W. B. Drake, Richard Tiiard. New Apartments Are ' Rented Just as Soon ; . As They Are Built Hastings & Heyden report that their building operations for the year are about finished, having built the Berkeley, the Milton, the Idalia and sevral other apartment houses during tne year ot luio. 1 hey report that almost all of the apartments were rented before the buildings were com pleted. ' "The Melrose," at Thirty-third and California streets, has thirteen apart ments, consisting of seven three room apartments and six four-room apartments. This is an "L" shaped building on a corner lot. lhe Idalta," which is the most ex pensive building they constructed during th year, is more highly fin ished. There are twelve apartments besides janitor's quarters; "lthe Milton," with twenty apart ments, is located at .Nineteenth ave nue and Jones streets and will be ready December 1. All apartments are now rented with the exception of five. ' , "The Berkeley" was completed in the middle of the summer and is en tirely rented, consisting' of thirteen apartments and located at the north east corner of Nirrteenth avenue and Jones street. Build Costly Homes In Lockwood Plat " The asphalt paving for Lockwood addition was completed this week. This property was platted late last spring and has developed into a high ly improved addition. The property lies adjacent to the Dundee district on the high ridge to the south between Howard and Leav enworth streets, between Fifty-first and Fifty-third avenues. The ground was laid out with wjde streets and large lots, none less than fifty feet frontage, and many of them seventy-five to 150 feet fronts.ee. The improvements have been in stalled with an idea of permanency and consist of a complete sewer sys tem, a complete water system, gas mains, wide permanent sidewalks, combination curb and gutter, and a three-layer heavy asphalt paving and underground ngnt conduits, fc-lectro-lier lamp posts, similar to the adjoin ing Dundee district,' have been in stalled over the entire property. Wide panting spaces ana private recreation narks have been provided. According to Shuler & Cary, the agents for the property, about two thirds of the building sites have either been sold or reserved up to this date, and a number of homes are "being piannea costing irom aiu.uuif to $lo, uuu. une nome costing $iu,uuu is now under construction. Pigs and Answith In Eoad Dilemma M. J. Answith of Denver was the victim ol -peculiar accident on the Dodge street road a few miles from Omaha. A pig crossed the road in front of his car and, to avoid hitting it, he ran the machine into the side of a bank. He was thrown from his seat to the road. The car was not damaged, and Mr, Answith got only slight bruises. 7 I FARMERS GATHER IN OMAHA THIS WEEK State Convention of Co-Operative Grain and Live Stock Association to Be Held. HENSY CLARKE TO SPEAK The fourteenth annual convention of the Nebraska Farmers' Co-opera tive Oram and Live stock state as sociation will meet at the Hotel Rome November 21, 11 and 23. There will likely be not less than 700 in attend ance. The convention will be addressed by Henry T. Clarke, chairman of the Nebraska State Railway commission, on "What the commission can do for the grain shipper and what it can not do," and by Prof. H, C. Filley, rep resenting the United States Depart ment of Agriculture and the Univer sity of Nebraska, whose address will deal with the services that the uni versity and the department can ren der to the grain grower. J. B. Swear ingen and J. W. Holmquist of the Omaha Grain exchange will also ad dress the convention. The matter of greatest interest aside from the addresses will be the car famine, car distribution and a prob able embargo on the exportation of grain. Constructive work, having for its object the placing ot more cars into the equipment of the railroads, will be taken ud. The method of dis tribution of cars in times of shortages will also receive attention and the state legislature will probably be asked to perfect the present law on this subject. Oppose Embargo. Anv embargo on the exportation of train will be onoosed. it is said, be cause durinar the present car short age grain dealers with their, elevators full will be unable to avoid financial disaster that is sure to go with the dcmoralir.ee! market such an embargo will produce. The present grain storage law will come up for attention and recommen dations will be made to the legisla ture to strengthen it. The state scale inspection law, if it can be called a scale inspection law. will receive at tention. J. S. Canaday of Minden is president and I. W. Shorthill of York is secretary of the association. Hastings & Heyden Make Benson Sales s Recent acreage 9ales in Benson Gardens and West Benson made by Hastings & Heyden are as tollows: Ktlirar H. Palmqulst purchased two acre tract In West Benson for $1,600. -Robert H. Holme purchased an acM trart In Benson Oardene tor 00. Mary J. H. Robinson purchased lot I, hloelc 1. Wast Benson, for K't&. Krtward Turner purchased a half acre. In Benson Uardenn for ibO. Mamie Vlrtor purchaaed anxacre In west Beneon for isso. Herbert Frits purrhaaed lot 2S, block 6. Went Benson, for 1200. Oust W, Tanner purchased an acre in Beneon Harden for $H26. . Herman B. Ochiltree purchased an acre tract In Beneon Uarrtena for $900. Charlea W. Heard purchased an acre tract In Benson Hardens for 1850. Marjorle K. Jones purchased five acres In Benson Heights for, $2,600. tjeomn nt. mnuuriu purcnru an aire tract In Benson Gardens for $sS0. Charlea K. Harland purchased 1. $8 acres In Benaon Oardcna for $1.4&0. Joe Phalen purchased an acre In West Benson for $K2I. , Marie Hchrneder purchased three acres In Benson Gardens for 92.600 . Halel Nelson Grosjean purchased an acre and two-rooin house In Benson Gardens for $1,150. Ella J. Brown purchased three and a half acres In Richland Acrea for $MO0. Other recent aales made by Haatlnga A Heyden are: A. B. Cramer purchaaed two lots on the boulevard In Waverly Park addition for $1.0. William H. Beeman purrhaaed lots K and M, Roanoke addition, for $600. rharlea W. Faulknor purchased 1$14 Amee avenue for $2,100. Morton tihrenretch purchaaed a lot In Waverly Park for $0. Arthur Ih Frederick purchased a lot In Waverly Park for $776. Homer A. Stephenson purchased lot 14, block I, Waverly Park, for $776. Hjalmer Nelson purchaaed lot I, block I, Waverly Park, for $716. To Exhibit Gym Class Work at Brownell Hall Under the' direction of Miss Mary Rosevear, head-of the department of physical training, students of Brown ell Hall will give an exhibition of gymnasium class work tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock. - Special guests on this occasion will include parents of the girls, former students and alumnae, and friends and patrons of Brownell Hall. The exhibition will comprise display of all the features of the gymnasium courses at the hall. REPAIRS AND SUPPLIES FOR STOVES, HEATERS, FURNACES AND BOILERS PROMPT SERVICE-MODERATE PRICES WATER MONTI AND WATM HtATINO ATTACHMENT OMAHA STOVE REPAIR WORKS, 1208-1 Douglas Si Phone Tyler 20 PLAN IMPOETANT PROGRAM A delegation of sixty-five manufac turers from Lincoln is to arrive in Omaha November 21 to attend the session that day of the Nebraska Manufacturers' association conven tion at the Hotel Fontenelle. This will be the opening day of the two sessions planned for the stale "asso ciation. Dr. Ewing E. Pratt, chief of the bureau of foreign and domestic com merce, is to speak that afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Lincoln delegation is especially anxious to get here for the opening day to hear him. He is to speak on the development of foreign and domestic commerce and on the industrial condition after the war. For the Ladies. Ladies attending the delegates will be registered also at the secretary's desk at the Hotel Fontenelle where information will be given as to the entertainment features planned for them. C. D. Marr of Fremont is president of the association. J. W. Steinhart of Nebraska City and Omaha is vice president. A. C. Scott of Omaha is treasurer, and Herbert E. Gooch of Lincoln is secretary. , The meeting will open formally about 11 o'clock November 21. After Dr. Pratt speaks in the afternoon, Chancellor Samuel Avery of the Uni versity of Nebraska is to speak. Dinner and Dance. That evening a big dinner is to be given at the Hotel Fontenelle, with some special .entertainment features following, provided jointly by the Omaha Manufacturers' association and the Omaha Commercial club. W. H. Young, manager of the traf fic bureau at Fremont, is to speak,on the morning of the second day, giving an analysis of the present freight rate tangle in Nebraska. George Wright man, secretary of the Iowa Manufac turers' association, is then to talk on the elimination of waste in fire in surance rates. Frank M. Coffey of Lincoln, deputy labor commissioner, will then talk on the compensation law and its needs. In the afternoon C. B. Towle, past president of the association is to talk on the need of greater co-operation. Several Building Deals Announced During Last Week The last week brought forth a com pletion of the plans for the new Ath letic club building; saw the breaking of ground for the new Prettiest Mile clubhouse north of Miller park; brought forth the announcement of plans to build an addition to the Keen hotel, and saw' the purchase of a tract of ground by the Omaha Coun try club for the enlargment and ex tention of its clubhouse. Fred Busch also bought a strip of ground adjoining his present transfer and storage plant at 1114 Douglas street, where he intends to build an addition to the present establishment. One of the largest sales of the week was that of Chauncey J. Wiltse of Fullerton, when he sold to Alex Beck, the Omaha contractor, the northwest corner of Twenty-second and Doug las street, where Mr. Beck will prob ably fxtrld apartments. He paid $36, 000 for the ground. Cold Today Warm Tomorrow Take advantage of this changeable weather to have your clothes cleaned. We cart give you very prompt service now, while work is slack. By having your suits, overcoats, jackets, waists, dresses, etc., cleaned regu- tarly, you will get enough , more wear out of them to more than pay for the cleaning. IT PAYS TRY IT THE PANT0RIUM "Good Cleaners and Dyers" 1513-15-17 Jones St., Phone Douglas 963. Branch Office, 2016 Faraam St. SOUTH SIDE 4708 South 24th St., Phono South 1283. N. B W. pay Parc.l Pott one way on all out-of-town orders. Heavy Hoisting E. J. DAVIS 1212FarnamSL Tel. D. 353 2218 LEAVENWORTH St., $4.50; thn hounekw-pinir roomi. n nuitc. Mr. C. L. Young, 2218 Leavenworth, says: "I rent my rooms on the first or second in sertion of my ads in The Bee " SOUTH 2TH, 1029 Eltzant fur nished rooms, with or without board; atrictly modern; also gar age. Harney 2754. Mrs. A. C Klotz "The Bee always rents my rooms in two or three insertions of an ad vertisement." COMFORTABLE, large room, suit able for two; $5 week. 221 Doug las St. "Rented my rooms in one day." Chas. Gutta, 2216 Douglas St. EVERYTHING homelike. Private fam ily. Modern room, $2.60. 2ZS N. 2Sd St. J. F. Harned, 223 N. 23d. This ad was ordered to run one week. Rooms ,were rented in three days.' Thanks The Bee for good service. 1911 DAVENPORT Clean, modern romoa; three and one-half blocks from postofflce; reasonable. Mrs. Crandall says she is well pleased with the results The Bee brings her. S. 86TH ST., 925 Large, nicely fur nished room, strictly modern; good board ; in private family ; suitable for married couple or lady. Harney 291. MrsLeilie, 526 S. 36th Ave., believes in running a good de scriptive ad in The Bee. She gets results, too. lit SO. 26TH ST. Modern single housekeeping or sleeping rooms; free guest. Hsrney 7417. "Rented all my rooms from three insertions of this ad in The Bee." Mrs. L. Wright, 110 So. 26th Ave. ' 2 WELL furnished front rooms, mod em; private family. &6 S. 26th Ave. Doug. 106. Mrs. Daisy Whisman, 559 S. 26th Ave. Rented her rooms through The Bee and is highly pleased with The Bee service. ATTRACTIVE room, whiU furniture; cretonne covering, modem home, walking distance; serve breakfast: everything above average; good service. Harper 18. weii pwd with the re- mm. The Bee brought her to MrlMHrr 1226 DODGE Nicely furnished apart, menu, en suite or single. Tyler 12. Mrs. B. A. Brown says Bee advertising suits her fine. It gets results and the rate is low. Read These Figures During the month of October, 1916, THE BEE published 10426, More Room To-Rent Advertisements than in the same month of 1915 During the first ten months of this ' year THE BEE published 76 More Room To-Rent Advertisements than In the same months of last year During this same ten months' period one of the Other two Omaha papers ; made a very small gain and the other took a loss in "Rooms to Rent" advertisements. Read These Stories . of Success On this page are a few of the actual ads recently run in THE BEE that enabled the people who inserted them to rent their vacant rooms to secure good tenants at a cost of only ONE CENT PER WORD. Read How. You Can Profit Too! You people with empty rooms fill them. Make them pay their way. Make them give you revenue. You're entitled to it but you've got -to get busy and collect it. Put your ' 'Rooms to Rent" ad in THE BEE "and you'll GET the extra revenue your vacant rooms ought to give. All you have to do is call Tyler 1000 ask for Mr. Addison, he does nothing but take care of Room Advertise- ments. It will only cost ONE CENT PER WORD much lessthan the other Omaha papers charge for the same service and you'll rent your rooms Act NOW! Call Tyler 1000 Today wauuf nm Muia mure vaiuasie.