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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, ' FEBRUARY 3, 1917.
OMAHA BOY MAY
Henning Lindeman, Student at
Uni of Omaha, Solves Age
Old Geometry Problem.
HE TRISECTS AN ANGLE
At last it seems as though the
4,000-year-old geometrical problem
has been solved. Henning Lindeman,
student at the University of Omaha,
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Lindeman of 2858 Ohio street, is the
discoverer. He has the mathematical
department and the whole school
agog over the discovery.
The young man is studying geome
try and mechanical drawing at the
university. About a month ago he was
told by his geometry teacher, Miss
Olga Anderson, that so far no one
had . found a way of trisecting any
angle. He asked Miss Enid Eeaty,
his mechanical drawing instructor.
but she, too, con6rmed what the other
teacher had said.
A "Simple Thing."
Lindeman set to work to discover
a way of doing what he called a
"simple thing." He got a compass and
a ruler, drew four arcs and two lines
and thus divided the angle into three
equal parts. He has taken angles
from 1 to 180 degrees and has
shown the method to hold to the
fraction of a second. As his method
of checking he used a protractor. His
method works for all angles whatso
ever. In the case of the right angle
he uses a very short method
involving the same principle. In the
case of the reflex angle he trisects
the smaller angle and then completes
the work by a method of backward
extension of the trisecting lines
In doing this "simple thing," as he
calls it, Lindeman has done what the
best experts on geometry have been
trying vainly to do for the' last 4,000
years, since the time of Euclid, the
discoverer of the science.
His teachers are rather sceptical
when he tries to show them. Although
he cannot prove his method to be
correct by the rules of geometry, yet
his teachers cannot disprove it by
the same principles. The boy says
"I don't care whether I can prove it
or not by geometry; I can show you
on any angle by the use of the pro
tractor that the division is accurate."
If no flaw is found in the method
the young man .will be eligible to re
ceive the $25,000 offer which is made
by some eastern professor to anyone
, who can discover a method to trisect
; the angle.
; Business Boom is
. Reflected in Big
; , Postal Receipts
A phase of Omaha's prosperity is
; shown in the January postoffice re
' port. In January. 1916, the total re
ceipts were $122,255.81, while for the
month just closed the receipts were
$141,381.19, or a gain of 15.6 per cent.
The gain 'was made notwithstanding
the fact that many Omaha publica
f'tions have reduced thf size of their
; 'ssuei because of the paper scarcity.
Stamp receipts for the month were
i $121,616.17, as compared to $105,218
for the corresponding month of last
: Movie Houses Prepare
For the Kiddies Today
Patriotic songs and a talk by the
president of the Humane society,
. Dean' J. A. Tancock, will be features
of the special movie program for
t children at the Strand theater Satur
day morning at 10 o'clock. Miss Fitts,
a Saunders school teacher, will lead
the singing. Besides this Baby Marie
. Osborne will be shown on the screen
in "Twin Kiddies." Other films are
"Climbing Mount Blanc," a natural
history and a United States military
The Muse will show Marguerite
f Clark in "Little Lady Eileenj" "Bobbie
: Bumps and His Pointer Pup," and
another cartoon, and a scenic.
At the Boulevard theater at 2:50
o'clock, "Boy Scouts," "The Bear
: Idea," and a travelogue, "Seeing
South America," will be shown
The Besse theater on the South
Side will have its first children's pro
grairf at 1 o'clock. "The Battle Hymn
of the Republic;" a comedy, "Jones
Keeps House;" a nature study, "Na
i tive Birds," and the South 'American
travelogue will be shown.
The educational committee of the
Omaha Woman's club, headed by
Mrs. W. S. Knight, sponsors the
, children's movies.
Perfect Transaction for
Lease of The Bee Building
The transaction for the lease of
The. Bee building to the Keystone
Investment company, which is com
posed of five well known real estate
men, Byron Hastings, E. M. Slater,
Charles W; Martin, Harry Wolfe and
Ernest Sweet, has been perfected and
the lease is ready to go on record.
The document, which is quite lenghty,
covers a term of ninety-nine years at a
net rental of $35,950, being 5 per cent
on $719,000, at which figure there is
also an option to purchase for five
' years, increasing to $730,000 for the
next five years, and then to $750,000.
The purpose of the leasehold arrange
ment is to secure a remodeling of the
building by reconstruction of the two
ground Boors along modern architec
' tural lines at a cost of approximately
$100,000, to guarantee which a cash de
' posit of $25,000 is the security.
John Haynes Holmes is
; Again Coming to Omaha
John Haynes Holmes of New York,
who attracted a good deal of atten
tion by, the talks he delivered in
. Omaha about a year ago, is to be in
' Omaha , February 22, Washington's
birthday, and is to give a lecture at
that time on ' "The . International
' Minll." Mr. Holmes is a Unitarian
preacher and a lecturer. He talked
: to the Unitarians in' Omaha on his
previous visit, before they had defi
nitely selected a pastor for their
, church. He also spoke before the
. Commercial club at that time, dealing
ttith. international questions in a way
r that attracted a great deal of atten
. tion. Where he will speak on the oc-
cssiou of Washington's birthday is
,.notyet decided. The local Unitarians
will have charge of the event.
Why Not "Thrift Day" Every Day?
I l an t in itr-a
( THtse art. .y rt
To get away
Save your old paper -
THE. H0U5C THAT
( BUILT THtOlHHSAVlM
EXPERT RATE MAN
OH TRAFFIC BUREAU
D. P. Moore Comes Here to
Safeguard Business Against
NEW PROFIT INSURANCE
D. P. Moore has arrived in Omaha
from Schuyler o take- up his work
as rate clerk in the traffic bureau of
the Commercial club. The traffic
bureau is now to make a more highly
specialized department of this phase
of the work than ever before. The
demand for a central bureau from
which wholesalers can get accurate
rate quotations at any.ame to given
points is growing, and more atten
tion is now to be given- to this.
Many calls come to the bureau
every day for rate quotations on a
given commodity to a stated point on
the railroads. The rate ...hedules are
so complicated , that even the rail
roads, it is said, cannot be deoended
upon always to give shippers the
right rate upon inquiry on a mo
A Chance to Lose.
Thus, the wholesaler who is sellincr
goods to a firm 500 miles away, calls
up tne railroad or tne traffic bureau
to get the rate on his goods. When
he learns the rate, he sells the goods
on that basis, figuring in the freight.'
Later if it is learned that the rate was
quoted to him too low he has no re
course on the railroad company. He
has made his quotation of price to
his customer out in the state and must
stand on that. The railroad company,
however, is able to collect the addi
tional charge from him when the
books are checked and it is found he
was not charged enough. By a law
in the statutes he has no recourse
whatever, but is simply the loser.
Thus the wholesalers are becoming
more and more concerned with the
matter of finding a central bureau
that may be relied upon to quote
rates correctly to them all the time.
Mr. Moore was a Burlington rate
clerk in the Burlington headquarters
in Omaha for some time. From there
he took a position as rate clerk for
the M. C. Peters Mill Co. Later he
went to Schuyler as traffic man for
the Wella-Abbott-Nieman Co. and
now comes to Omaha to the traffic
Union Outfitting Co. Will
Remodel Part of Store
W. L. Myers, manager and buyer
for the ladies' and men's clothing de
partment of the Union Outfitting
company, left for the east last night.
During his trip he' will visit New
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
other eastern cities and will also stop
in Chicago on his return trip.
During his absence this entire de
partment will be remodeled and re
decorated. The heavy clothing busi
ness the firm has enjoyed the last
year compels it to remodel and re
decorate the clothing department.
Many new fixtures will be installed
and all the latest ideas in store service
will be added.
Howell Rights Abolition
Of Water Main Assessment
General Manager Howell of the
municipal water plant appeared be
fore the senate committee on munici
pal affairs Thursday afternoon, in op
position to a bill to abolish the 50
cent per foot tax levied for district
water mains. If the bill should be
enacted, the Water board would be
required to refund $225,000 received
in district main taxes since the city
took over the plant 1
NEW HOSPITAL FOR
CITY AND COUNTY
City and County Commission
ers Meet with Boosters
WANT TO BUILD AT ONCE
The county commissioners and the
judicial committee Judge Troup and
Judge Day appointed by them, will
meet with two city commissioners,
two representatives of the Omaha
Commercial club and two members
of the Douglas County Medical so
ciety this morning to draft a bill
to be presented to the state legisla
ture providing for ways and means
to bring about a combination county
city hospital and poor farm.
The decision to take immediate
steps to do away with the present
county hospital with its overcrowded
and unsanitary conditions and build
a new structure, which it is planned
to make available for both county
and city patients, was taken at a
quasi-indignation meeting a couple of
weeks ago, when the commissioners
for the "umpty steenth" time heard
what a disgrace the present mstitu
tion is to the county.
The proposed bill will probably ask
tne legislature to autnorize tne Uoug
las county commissioners to sell the
present county hospital site, which is
estimated to be worth several hun
dred thousand dollars. It is also in
tended to make the new hospital and
poor farm separate1 institutions. The
bill will likely be introduced in the
legislature by the governor.
Fire Near School House
Does Very Heavy Damage
Fire completely gutted Mrs. Emma
Allen s two-story frame dwelling at
710 South Seventeenth street at 2
o clock. Ihe building is only two
doors removed from the Commercial
High school and rumors flew fast
around the city that the school was
Two tenants of the burned house
tried to rush back into the house to
save some of their possessions, but
Bremen dragged them back to the
open air. The damage will approxi
mate several thousand dollars.
Street car traffic was tied up for
more than an hour.
Commercial Club Opposes
Plan to Elect by Wards
Commercial club men may again
make a trip to Lincoln Thursday of
next week to appear before a commit
tee of the legislature in opposition to
House Roll No. 39, providing for the
election of school board members in
Omaha by wards.. The master was
discussed at a meeting of the legisla
tive committee of the club at noon
today, and it was practically decided
that a committee should again be ap
pointed to make this trip, as a com
mittee went to Lincoln vesterdav tn
appear before a legislative committee
on the proposed charter amendments.
Philatheas of Hanscom
Park Church at Banquet
The Philathea class of the Han
scom Park Methodist church closed
its recent contest for new members
by a banquet at the Young Women's
Christian association lhursday even
ing. Miss Helen Best acted as toast
master. Mrs. Clark responded to the
toast, "Our Needs;" Miss Emma
Ellsworth. "Our Teacher. Mr.
Clark;" Miss Eleanor Stallard, "Good
Losers; Miss Eloise Virtue, a read
ing, and Miss Helen Best closed with
a class prophecy.
WHAT IS LAX-FOS?
Cascara and Pepsin A Digestive Laxative
Lix-Fos it in Improved CASCARA with PEPSIN. Pleasant to Tiki
In LAX-FOS the Cascara is improved by the addition of Pepsin
and certain other harmless chemicals which increase the effi
ciency of the Cascara, making it better than ordinary Cascara.
LAX-FOS aids digestion. Pleasant to take and does not gripe
or disturb the stomach. Adapted to children and adults. Just
try one bottle for constipation or indigestion. BOc.
Ride Up On the Escalator to
the Second Floor.
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They are masterpieces of tailoring built on lines ap
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THEY ARE THE ACME OF CLOTHES PERFECTION
and this is becoming so well known, that it is only necessary
- to mention the name Hart Schaffner & Marx and the price,
to sell the Suits and Overcoats.
Get Into One of These Overcoats Today.
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Great Coats, Chesterfields, "Varsity 55' and Pinch Backs.
Suits in the most approved styles and a variety of fabrics to suit
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$15.00 All Wool Chinchilla MACKINAWS, $7.50
Other Makes of Suits and Overcoats
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$125.00 Mink Lined Coats "$62 !0
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'$ 65.00 Northern Rat Lined Coats.
$ 50.00 Northern Rat Lined Coats.
$ 30.00 Pieced Marmot Lined Coats.
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A great variety of excellent materials, such as Worsted Cassimeres, Tweeds and Blue Serges. . -
S4cotiti Floor M.n't Building. Rid. Up on th. ElcaUtor,
Shirts. Scarf s and Men's Furnishings
Saturday Sales of Exceptional Interest
Do a little shopping in the Men's Store Saturday and sure satisfaction
will be yours. Every Shirt, every tie, every bit of merchandise that we offer
to every man is in every way up to the high standard that always prevails
here. That is one reason why this store has builded for itself a remarkable
reputation, and stands supreme today.
Silk Shirts, $3.95
One lot, consisting: of all oar $5.50 and
$6.50 Silk Crepe Shirts, in plain colors and
assorted stripes. The sizes are somewhat
broken in certain patterns. Saturday . . . $3.95
Four-in-Hand Ties, 45c
35 dozen Fine Silk Four-in-Hand Ties, all pure silk.
Cut extra large in shape. Mostly 75c values; sale price,
Men's Shirts, 85c
85 dozen Men's Shirts, mostly soft cuffs, all good, de
sirable patterns. All sizes, 14 to 18. Every Shirt well made
and cut full. .Some of these Shirts have been selling for
$ 1 .50 ; not a shirt worth less than $ 1 .00. Specially priced,
Fiber Silk Hose, 21c
125 dozen Men's Fiber Silk Hose, "run of the mill"
quality, in mostly all shades. Sizes 9i2 to 11 ; sale price, .
pair . .21c
Main Floor, Moa't Building.
This High Grade Footwear for Men Recommends
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SHOES FOR EVERY WALK OF LIFE for the man who realizes today that
to buy a pair of Shoes cheap is in the majority of cases to buy a cheap pair
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For the young man, for the middle aged and the elder man we have all sizes and satisfy all tastes. Our prices
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The Prices Range from $2.98 to $5.00
M.n't Shorn D.partm.ot Mon't Bldg.
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