Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 09, 1917, Page 4, Image 4
-a RETAILERS WANT SPRINKLING PLAN Believe Work Could Be Done More Thoroughly by the City. DEPOT PLANS REVISED The creation of certain districts in the city where sprinkling of streets shall be done by the city, is desired by the Associated Retailers of Omaha. This is one of the movements started by that organization at its meeting at the Commercial clnb rooms yesterday. The resolution adopted pledged the retailers to refuse this year to enter into any contract with any private concern for the sprinkling of down town streets, believing that this work should be done more thoroughly and should be done by the city through the creation of certain districts, where the sprinkling should be done by the municipality. This, they believe, would do away with the numerous spots along the thoroughfares that go through the summer without sprink ling. The retailers provided for a com mittee to investigate and report back to the next meeting the progress being made by the Commercial club in the movement for obtaining a new Union depot for Omaha. The Asso ciated Retailers were among the pioneers in demanding a new Union depot, and they now insist that the matter be taken up again. The motion was made by W. S. Stryker. Oppose Wheel Tax. They opposed the proposed wheel tax ordinance, declaring in resolution that the people are already suffering from the high cost of living brought about largely by the high cost of doing business, which this tax would tend to increase. T. P. Redmond and W. S. Stryker were appointed by the president to represent the retailers at a special meeting in the city hall to protest the proposed . wheel tax ordinance. W. H. Schmoller, Robert Rosenz weig and R. C. Goddard were ap pointed members of a legislative com mittee. It was decided to hold another special meeting of the association Tuesday noon, February 20. Secretary Metcalfe made t report on the work sf a special committee which went to Lincoln to appear against the minimum wage bill and other meai ires introduced in the legislature. Mr. Sanderson of the Rudge & Gunzel company of Lincoln, being in Omaha attending the Hard ware men's convention, was present at the meeting of the Associated Re tailers as a guest. He said hit asso ciation together with the Manufac turers association at Lincoln was do ing everything to protect the business interests in matters coming before the legislature. war Surgery to Be Special Study At Nebraska Uni udenls of the University of Ne a College of Medicine will here . ler be required to 'take a special ourse in military medical work, ac cording to Or. Cutter, dean of the college. The move is national among, all medical colleges and - was dis cussed by the Chicago meeting called a few days ago by the American As sociation of Medical Colleges. Dr. Cutter represented the University of Nebraska at the meeting. A resolution adopted at the meeting. Dr. Cutter said, asked the War de partment to admit into the medical reserve corps without examination all students who graduated from colleges where special medical military courses under the supervision of the govern ment were being taught For the last two months seniors of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine '.ave been taking a spe cial military' medical course under Dr. Banister, a retired officer of the medi cal reserve, with the rank of a col onel. The new course will be required of all the students. Another Live Stock . Record Broken on The Omaha Market For the third time this week the re ceipt of hogs at the Omaha stock yards broke all previous records. The receipts Thursday were about 35,000 hogs. Wednesday the final total was 34,144 after all the late arrivals had reached the yards. Some ides of the money this means to the Nebraska farmers may be gleaned when it is stated that one packer, Armour & Co, paid out over 400.000 for .five stock Wednesday at the Omaha yards. This is all cash and is immediately available for the fanner as soon as his stock is weighed. Submarines Sink Price of ' Wheat and Corn Here The German U-boat campaign had a bearish effect on the Omaha grain market and prices here, .as well as elsewhere, went off. Wheat sold off 3 to 4 cents, fetching $1.69 to $172 a bushel, with fifty -one carloads on the market Corn was down ti to t cents a , bushel, selling at 95 to 95W cents a bushel. Receipts . were forty-two carloads. Oats lost Vi to J4 cents and sold at 52 to 5434 cents a bushel There were cine carloads of received. Dundee Social Center Will Entertain Tonight Dundee young people will give the program at the Dundee school social center tonight Miss Adelaide Fogg will read "The Little Rebel;" Miss Mildred Rogers will sing: piano selec tions will be played by bleanor Lear and Helen Taylor, while violin solos will be given by Richard Munchhoff. Ulga titner and Miss tmuy Lear.. Jury Finds Clark and . r Parker Guilty of Robbery "Gnilty" was the verdict which a jury in Judge bearr court returned against Steve. Clark and- Homer Parker, who were arraigned on the charge of highway , "robbery. ' They NEW MUNICIPAL BOYS' BAND Back row: Left to right, Darwin Paul, Thomas Burdin, Clyde Michel., Clare Goodsell, Lyle King, DeLoss Thompson, Marion Howell, Edward Ebbesen, Gerlacu Bouricius, director; William Cusick, Carl Mattox, Robert Winter, Edward Kerrigan, Paul Gilbert, Donald Myers. Middle row: Richard Grotte, city purchasing agent; Virgil Smith, Dean Hall, Paul Akeson, Walter Smith, August Burdin, Ralph Reynolds, Walter Hirsch, Rodney Eckman, Howard Mitchell, J. B. Hummel, city commissioner. Front row: Leonard Kelly, Eugene Sorenson, Kinsley Keebler, Carlton Endres, Carl Martin, Donald Othner, Melvin Lowrey, Alex Ebbesen. r ft v a ' V A -vv J . This picture shows thirty-one Omaha boys who play in the band. It is the Boys' Municipal band. The man standing in the right side of the picture is City Commissioner Hum mel, who is daddy ot the band, ine SPARE THE SEEDS; SWAT THEPACKERS Congressman Stephens Gives Some Advice to Nebraska Legislature on Action. HOW TO END MEAT TRUST (From ai Staff Correipon1nt.) Washington, Feb. 8. (Special.) The resolution of the legislature of Nebraska, commending certain mem bers of congress from the prairie state in their refusal to circulate gar den seeds, is still the subject of ani mated discussion among the members from Nebraska. Congressman Steph ens sends this letter to George G: Wane ot the house at Lincoln, which is self-explanatory: I mm In ractlpt of your kind favor of JimitfT It Inclosing rototutlon pamad by th honm of rmrntauve of tbe itate of Nebraska, rtwommflndlDi th rilarontlnu- of th dtaliibutlon of free urditn da. I ttalnK that th contention not forth In tho rtwoluUon, that the dint ri but ton of thoaa a! u now practiced li not entirely juatilUbla, la oorrooL I took thta position MTeral yuara aro whtm I flint cum to conTfwa and voted acatnat the appropriation ror una purpose and nava continued to do ever ilnea. Howftvar, I vrlah to remind ran that thla ao-called garden aaed graft not very mucn or a Kraft after all. aa will be apparent to you when I call your at tentlon to the fart that the appropriation for the parahaae of aeeda laat year, according to the report of the tecretary of agriculture tnat I now hold in my hand and which t Incloae herewith, amounts to but $l!0,m.o. Of thla sum fl.041.60 was spent tn the pur chase of seed from Nebraska producers. Of oeume, there were certain overhead costs tor distribution of the seed that must be added to hla, but even when that aura Is added to thla, hot even when that sura Is when considered from the national stand point. Now. aa a Justification for the dletrthn. tlon of these seeds, thoaa who believe In the practice submit the fact that we have the widest distribution throughout the country of the highest order of vegetables prodnced by any people In the world. Many of these varieties, such as asparagus, to matoes, radishes, etc, would not to thla day he tn common use were It not for the wtde distribution of aeeda throua-h ran. greMsional action. In fact, this practice, morn abused aa It la. has contributed enor mously to the better feeding of the American people. I offer you these suggeattons as a defease sf my col leagues who continue to support this seed distribution, with the Idea uut, nernapa. arter all has been said and done the practice may not be wholly wrong, and may be. In fact, justified, although I have continued to vote against It. Once or twice slnoe I have been tn consresa we suf. oeeded In defeating It In -the house,-but me senate put the provision back In the MIL At best It Is a matter of very little consequence financially and may be of great Importance to the country if the De partment of Agriculture chooses to make It oy constantly striving to furnish het(r varieties of seeds. I was very glad. Indeed, to get your letter and the resolution exonwrnin the vi f the house of representatives, which I greatly reeiiwni, vn inn suaeai, Decauee tt gives me an opportunity to remind you and your eo I lea guns In the house that there la a very great and pressing need for the legislature of Nebraeka to give Ita specific attention to the packing Induatrlea of that state, The packers of the United H tat as have gone Into the quasi common carrier boa Incus of tak ing possession of all of the stock yards whars all the meat supply of the country la assembled, and as a result they have placed a handicap upon anyone who might want to go Into the business of packing meats. Ths legislature of Nebraska could not render a greater service to the meat producers of the state than by compelling the packing eompanlea to surrender every dotlar'a worth of Interest and control they nave in ana over ine atocg yards. I con sider thla one of the very first atepa that most be taken tn the struggle that the peo ple must make in breaking the strangle hold of the packers upon the meat pro ducers. Thla Is not a new subject to tho legtslatWo of Nebraska, It has been dem onstrated beyond any question of doubt that the four or five great packers control absetutnly the fat cattle stock market of tne united states, and they are reaching out to control the market of the world. Competition among them la unnatural and not to bo expected. I have little hope tn oar ever being able to prove what la a well known fact to everyone who knows any thing about the subject, that these packers act aa a unit and pay whatever price they aee fit to pay for the meat animals of the country. They have gained thla tremendous advantage in many way a. Chief among them la the ownership of the stock yards at all of tho big cattle markets. This sub ject Is well worth the attention of the legislature tn view of the faot that the present per capita supply of meat In thla country Is only about slity-flve per cent of what it was in 1999. Men win not produce meat when they know the laws of supply and demand are held In abeyance by the Backers who absolutely control the market A free market where1 capital would have an opportunity to set up business at the stock yards In oompetftlon with ths present packers without a handicap would greatly help. At tho present time suck oompeUUoa Is Impossible. Tbe Deckers are only doing what any normal man will always do, and they do It so effectively as to attract the admiration of thoee who admire efficiency In business, but their continued control of the meat pro ducing Industry of the country la a disgrace to the lntelltgenoo of the people. When the people neglect to lane care or tneir own business tbor haven't 'anybody else but themselves to blame tor the loss ot their THE BEE: tall, young man is Gerlacus Bouri cius, the leader. The large, middle aged man on the left side is Dick Grotte, city purchasing agent. The boys prsctice on Tuesday and Thurs day evenings in the Monmouth Park school. Tbe band is an outgrowth of LUMBERMEN TOLD TO ADVERTISEIN PAPERS Wisconsin Man Says Space in Local Press is Best Buy in the World. CONVENTION ENDS TODAY "There is nothing in the world that is so good a bay as advertising space in the newspapers, if your advertis ing copy is well prepared,'' said H. R. Isherwood of Sawyer, Wis., in talking before the convention of the Nebraska Lumbermen's association at the Hotel Rome Thursday after noon. Mr. Isherwood was scheduled to talk on "Getting the Money." Adver tising freely in the local papers was one of the principal points he gave as a means to "get the money." C E. Walrath of Omaha, talking on Things You Should Know and Remember," declared the lumber dealer should have 15 per cent net on his investment "Any fair minded business man will concede that," he said. He argued that every yard should keep books in such shape as to know at the end of the year which particular line ot stock had produced a given part of his profit. "Many of the dealers." he said, "simply know at the end of the year that their profit is so-or-so much, but have no idea what particular line of stock produced the profit, or what line of the stock may have lost money. ( Round Table Discussion, W. B. Garkson of Owatonna. Minn., spoke on "Modern Methods of Barn Ventilation." A round table dis cussion on the advantage of quoting prices, and on what percentage of the yearly business should the average book account represent, was held be fore the afternoon adjournment. The visiting lumbermen and ladies were entertained at the Commercial club rooms in the evening. The Hoo Hoos held their concatenation at the Hotel Rome at 5 o'clock, and held a banquet of their own there. The Hoo Hoos hurried to the Commercial club rooms after their banquet, where they found the rest ot the lumber delegates assembled to enjoy the hospitality of the Omaha lumber jobbers who had prepared an entertainment for them. Orchestra music and other entertain ment features were enjoyed. The lumbermen are to close their conven tion today. Melting Pot Still Boils . Merrily at Court House Unnaturalized aliens who were bom under the flags of the rulers of the central powers continue to flock into the office of the clerk of the district court to enroll under Uncle Sam's citizenship rule. Nine Germans took out their first papers early Thursday morning and five subjects of other central powers declared their inten tions of becoming American citizens by taking out their first papers. RAYMOND'S FEBRUARY CLEARANCE Sale embraces many of tbe most elegant pieces found on oar floors. Among; suites and parts of suites for erery , . . room of your home, besides hundreds of sharp reductions in more staple grades all over the store. We have arranged spaces In our large storage rooms for holding and caring ' for your purchases where you are not ready for immediate delrrery. In fact we remove every hindrance that will bet ter enable you to get the advantages this , SALE OF GOOD FURNITURE brings to you for economical buying and money saving. OMAHA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9. 1917. the social center feature of the Board of Recreation. The city council ap proved a recommendation of Com missioner Hummel that $390 be ex pended out of the recreation fund to buy instruments for this band. Sometime next summer Mr. Hum DRY CLEANERS ARE HERE TOTALK SHOP Leaders of National Associa tion Meeting Here with the State Organizaion. TALE SCHOOL CLOTHING Nebraska cleaners and dyers are not here in convention assembled to "dry clean Omaha," but to talk shop and have a social time in connection with their serious deliberations. "Ne braska Cleaners' and Dyers' associa tion" is the name of the organization There are eighty-nine members on the list at present and the officers are: Leo Soukup, president; Fred Stewart, vice president; Guy Liggett, treasurer; F. C Wilmoth, secretary; C D. Jensen, sergeant-at-arms. The annual convention was called to order at the Henshaw hotel Dr. H. E. Mechling of Louisville, Ky, and John L. Corley of St Louis, pres ident and secretary, respectively, of the National Association of Dyers and Cleaners, were in attendance. Business Grows Fast. "Our business has been growing so fast that few people outside of the industry realize the importance of the business," stated President Mechling of the national association. "1 am on a tour of six weeks in the interest of improved plant construction and ven tilation. We have 700 plant owners in the national association, and a year ago last September we started a mu tual insurance feature within our own membership. This insurance covers the plants and articles left by patrons. We are giving the benefit of the best experience in fireproof construction and reduced hazards to life and prop erty." The convention now m session will be asked to endorse an annual day for the cleansing of alt school chil dren's clothing as a matter of disease prevention. The day will be fixed in early February and the national con TEETH DR. McKENNEY Says: "W haT paid attach attention to dwalineM, Mnttatkm, terili&ation wtd byriitf swtboda tn oar office and tit conduct of oar pnetiett. Hstvtest Bridn Work, per tooth, Boot SDvor FU- $4.00 50 W4r rlntM Em 2TV vortk $15 total. Crawm- GoM $5, $8, $10 1 $4.00 W pkaoo ymm or refund poor l McKENNEY DENTISTS Mth and Foraam 1S24 FarMm St. Pkooo Dowlas 2872. mel hopes to be able to invite the public out to one of the parks and hear the Boys' Municipal band. The youngsters are practicing with earn estness. They reside in the Mon mouth Park and Miller Park school districts. vention next July will be asked to pass upon the idea. Dr. Mechling stated that statistics show that con tagious diseases among school chil dren are more prevalent during the first months of the year. On Friday afternoon the delegates will visit local cleaning plants, and in the evening will attend a stag banquet at the Henshaw. The largest cleaning and dyeing establishment in this country is at Cumberland, Md., on an island, where 1,000 workers are employed. This firm maintains fifty stores in eastern cities. Extra Union Pacific Dividend. New York, Feb. 8. The Union Pa cific railroad today declared an extra dividend of one-half of one per cent on the common stock in addition to the regular quarterly dividend of two per cent Hairs Quickly Vanish After This Treatment (nlM to Bar) Science has aided in simplifying the banishing of hairy growth from the face, and, according to a beauty specialist, the most effective treat ment yet devised consists of apply ing a delatone paste to the hairy sur face for 2 or 3 minntes. The paste is made by mixing some water with a little powdered delatone. When this paste is removed and the skin washed every trace of hair has vanished. Be sure to get real delatone. Adv. Have You Any Foot Troubles ? CRAMPED TOES, lame mus cles, sore joints, swollen ankles, rubbed heels. All these are caused by ill-fitting shoes. Let us help you. We have shoes made over so many different lasts, every width and style. They fit hee,I, ball, ankle, toe and arch. "Put Your Foot in Stryker's Hands for Foot Comfort and Ser vice." Douglas Shoe Store 117 N. 16th St. Opposite Postof fice. Learn how to make HOME - MADE BREAD economically " The Gas Way " by attending our Special Demonstration to be held at our office. You can take a sample loaf home. This Demonstration will take place FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th Saturday a. m. (only) February ioth MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12th Our experienced demonstrators will be glad to give any information you desire, or if you wish they will to call at your home and instruct you. Milwaukee Road to Display Flags On All of Its Trams Just to instill patriotism into its patrons and employes, the Milwaukee I Railroad company is going to display I Old Glory at about every conceiv I able point along the lines of its sys i tern. Word conies to the local offices j that the company has purchased hun- dreds of thousands of small American i flags and that they will be used for ! decorations in every passenger car on j the lines. In addition to decorating the inte rior of the cars with flags, the com pany will send them to all their sta tions and offices. Besides the flags, red, white and blue lapel buttons will he distributed from, all offices to parties who desire. And in connection with this distribution, millions of cop ies of "America" and "The Star Spangled Banner" have been ordered printed and these will be given out over the counters of the offices. Masonic Times Latest On List of Omaha Publications The Masonic Times, the latest of Omaha publications to enter the field, made its appearance during the week. It is devoted to" the interests of the fraternity in general, but the affairs of Nebraska Masons in particular, and is controlled by a publication board made u? o' members of Omaha lodges. All the Masonic bodies have representation on this board. The first numbir is well gotten up, and is filled with matter of interest to the craft. Son of rienrich Dreesen Wants Share of Property A suit asking for a partition of the Property left by the late Heinrich Ireesen of Florence has been filed in district court. Fred W. Dreesen, a son and heir-at-law, the petitioner, claims a one-fourth interest in the real estate. Claus H. Dreesen. Hen rietta Bernicker and Lenora Jacobs are the other heirs. Fred W. Dreesen claims that no other persons have property rights in the estate. The Payment sf isir" r H a V. Jl V. 7 ica av j fat? sbv xsat' b tha mfy iTMiiu4ni rfrtrtinn that b wnuhwd befora yon an st liberty to Select Any Columbia Grafonola Priced at $100 or Less And Have It Sent Home palanw of pmi tiii poos t snail ynmxr or monthly InaMrniwmta to naaat toot novwntnnna. 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KUCKKBKKt Only H to pay st fhne er porchaM. SGhmoller & Mueller Piano Co. UU-18 Faraam Basalt aaa Waelesale lews mm tests Daketa. Write taaar far ear Daaa ara Prapastilea a Baal Haa)a7saaka at a assail LET US HELP YOU (REDUCE THE H. C. OF L. IN A PRACTICAL WAY OMAHA GAS COMPANY 1509 Howard Street Douglas 605 Use "Gets II," Lift Corn Right Off Shrirel. Loooena and It' Gone! "Just like Ukinc the lid off that's boo easy fu can lift a oorn off roar toe after it haa been treated with the wonderful dis covery, 'GetB-It'.' Hunt the wide world over and yoall find nothing io magic, simple and easy as HGeta-It" Ton folks who bav wrapped your toes in bandages to look like bundles, who have used salves that turned your ton raw and ttore, and used piasters that would shift from their place and never "fret" the corn, and who have dug; and picked at your corn a with knives and scis sors and perhaps made them bleed just quit these old and painful ways and try "Gets-It" just once. Yon put 2 or S drops on. and it dries at once. There's nothing to stick. You can put your shoe and stockings right on again. The pain is all gone. Then the corn dies a painless, Bhriveling death, it loosens from your toe. and off it comes. "Gets-It" is the biggest selling corn remedy in the world today. There's none other at good. "Gets-tt" is sold by druggists everywhere, 26c a bottle, or sent on receipt of price by E. Lawrence ft Co., Chicago, III. Sold in Omaha and recommended as the world's best corn remedy by Sherman & UcCoonell Drug Co.'s Stores, ustaGenfk Rob ShineJL, 8t, Omaha, Heb. Metrfawtei tar Ki you their recipe and make arrangements IE ST I Guickiy 1 wafc aJ . na3 .T-V frSiiVTan loy otCS took o irom ueorge A. naray, i I . I - markets.