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The Omaha Daily Bee
to 10 p. m.
Paget 11 to 20
VOL. XL VI. NO. 219.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1917.
On Train, it Hotili.
Nawi Stand, Etc., So.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FLAG SUPREME AT
Patriotic Flavor to All That's
Doing at Annual Dinner-Dance.
MANY PRIZES ABE GIVEN
American flags and patriotic favors
galore served to make the predom
inating note in the largest and most
brilliant social function in the history
of the Rotary club of Omaha, when
members and their women and friends
to the number of more than 300 as-
' sembled at the Hotel Fontenelle Tues
day evening for the third annual birth-
das party and dinner-dance.
As the crash of the last one-step
reverberated across the big tall room
on the mezzanine floor shortly after
rmrlnitrlir tli fnrmil ittilf .....a
' on the wheel of local Rotary as the
most successful by far in the annals
: : r
"Two ball rooms were thrown to
gether, with forty tables, each seating
eight guests, arranged about three
sides. A moaning saxaphone, clanging
cymbals, orchestra and a bevy of pro
fessional cabaret entertainers held
forth on a stage at the end of the
Flags the Emblems.
Each guest was presented with a
miniature American flag, the women
also finding corsages of violets at
their plate covers. American flags
and Rotary emblems were draped in
profusion about the ball room. Danc
ing interspersed the dinner courses,
following which was the distribution
of more than fifty practical prizes by
various Rotarians. The latter part of
the evening was devoted to dancing.
Before taking their seats at the be
ginning of the dinner the guests sang
"America." "In the Rotary," com
posed by Harry Lauder, who is a
Rotarian, was also sung by the assem
blage. The prize distribution was replete
with laughs, thrills and surprises.
Present for Mary Ellen.
Mrs. W. A. Rourke, wife of "Pa"
Rourke of base ball fame, was given
a $5 bill donated by Tom S. Kelly.
Immediately Mrs. Rourke announced
that it would be expended tor a gift
lor Haby Mary fcllen Rourke.
i 1 An honest-to-geodness pink, squeal'
mg, squirming pig went to Mrs. Harry
Weller. Gaily bedecked with ribbons,
the small representative of the porcine
stock tribe was carried trom the stage
in Mrs. Welter's arms, while the
guests roared with laughter. A. C.
Buchanan donated the little porker.
Today is the sixth wedding anniver
sary of Mrs. Sam Rees and she re
ceived a fruit cake, donated by J. W.
The fates were obviously working
right in some cases, for Mrs. Al Scott
now has a fifty-gallon can of gasoline,
the donation of X. V. Nicholas. Mrs.
Scott's husband signed'a check for a
new motor car last week.
New Base Ball Fan.
Many of the guests were "pulling"
for the base ball season pass donated
by "Pa" Rourke. Mrs. Charles Grat
ton, however, who seldom, if ever, at
tends performances of the national
game, marched off with the highly
prized piece of pasteboard.
Fifty-four prizes in all were donated
by different Rotarians.
The program committee which had
charge of the general arrangements
was composed of A, S. Borglum,
chairman; John L. McCague, jr.:
Harry A. Koch, Dr. H. L. Akin, J.
W. Welch, Ray Kingsley and Joy
Others who had been bus- for
weeks on the plans for the season's
social event in Rotary and who divid
ed their time last evening between
dancing and seeing that the rest of
the guests had a good time were Dr.
E. C Henry, president of the club;
Dan A. Johnson, secretary, and Miss
Alma Pearson, assistant secretary.
New Pneumatic Tire
Introduced by the
The 'Swinehart Tire and Rubber
company of Akron, O., have intro
duced this year to the motoring trade
an entirely new and distinctive pneu
matic tire, known as Hexagon and
ribbed treads. Much comment has
been received from throughout the
country upon the appearance and
service which this tire is gr'ing.
The factory is running twenty-four
hours each uay and is not able at the
present time to meet the demands.
The Swir.ohart people are well
pleased with the reception their tires
have received from the Omaha trade.
The new tires are designed by ex
perts of the highest standing. The
construction of Swinehart tires is
based upon scientific principles,
backed by years' of experience. They
are evenly balanced tires and give
equal wear on all parts. In addition
ti, being constructed of best materials,
they are so made that each ply of
fabric and each layer of rubber re
ceives its proportionate strain in serv
ice, swinehart tires are built to give
maximum resiliency and wear. An
added feature is a white stripe running
around side walls and treads which
adds to its beauty and is distinctive.
Dead Kansas City Bandit
Said Brother of Frank Lake
Omaha police declare that Joe Lef-
eke, shot and killed in Kansas City
Saturday night while he was staging
a street holdup, is a brother of Frank
Lake, who is now in the county jail
here, bound over for his part in a bold
daylight robbery of a grocery store
at Thirty-third and Cuming streets.
A photograph ot the dead man was
sent to local police, who showed it
to the prisoner here. While Lake
would neither affirm nor deny his re
lationship, police say his betrayal of
emotion convinced thein that their
suspicions were right. The .brother
had been arrested as a susDicious
character a year ago, but was released
on account, of lack of a snecihe
charge. The prisoner held hen. is
wanted in Kansas City also for high
Hawkeye Basket Ball Team
, Trims Ames for the Title
Iowa City. Ia.. Feb. 28. (Special
Telegram.) Leading from first to
last and suffering the score to be tied
only once, Iowa defeated Aines for
the state championship in basket ball
tonight, 15 to 13. Beyers, substituted
for Jenkins in the middle of the sec
ond half, made the winning goal with
the score 13 to 13.
Iowa won the game on the superior
ability of Von Lackum at throwing
fouls. The Iowa guard made five out
of seven, while Paige for Ames scored ,
only three out of ten. Field goals for
both teams were equal in number. The
guards were the stars of the evenine. !
Von Lackum, , without a foul on i
himself, held Bragdon scoreless and
made two, while Morgan and Boynton
for Ames allowed only one field goal
to the Iowa forward. i
Corkhill Just Too Busy
To Talk, He Tells Friends
"Too busy to talk," just fitted C. J
Corkhill of the Haynes agertcv. A
bunch of friends of his in the Con
cord club have it all framed up, how
ever, to call on him en masse at the
show some time this week and make
him stop work long enough to enjoy
a complimentary demonstration they
wiH pull off.
Fire on Water Tank Platform
Over the Lee-Coit Building
Fire, caused either by a spark from
a nearby chimney or irom detective
electrical wiring, burned a big hole in
the platform on which rests a big
water tank atop the Lee- Coit-An-dreesen
building at Ninth and Har
ney, earl last night. The loss was
Text of Senate Bill Carrying
Out "Armed Neutrality Policy
. Washington, Feb. 29. The text of
the bill drafted by the senate foreign
relations committee to carry out
President Wilson's policy of armed
"Be it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the
United States of America in con-,1
"That the commanders and crews
ot all merchant vessels of the United
States and bearing the registry of the
United States are hereby authorized
to arm and defend such vessels airainst
unlawful attacks and that the presi
dent oi 'tne united states is hereby
authorized and empowered to supply
such vessels with defensive arms fore
and aft, and also with the necessary
ammunition and means of making use
of them; and that he be, and is hereby
authorized and empowered to employ
such other instrumentalities and
methods as may in his judgment and
discretion seem necessary and ade
quate to protect such vessels and the
citizens of the United States in their
lawful and peaceful pursuits on the
"The sum of $100,000,000 is hereby
appropriated to be expended by the
president of the United States for the
purpose of carrying into, effect the
foregoing provisions, the said sum to
be available until the first dav of
For the ournose of meetine the
expenditures herein authorized the
secretary of the treasury, under; the
direction of the president, is hereby
authorized to borrow on the credit of
the United States and to issue there
for bonds of the United States not ex
ceeding in the aKKreKate $100,000,000."
Ihen follow regulations for yie sale
of the bonds similar to those in the
house bill. The text of the senate
bill concludes as follows:
"The president is authorized to
transfer so much of the amount herein
appropriated as he may deem neces
sary, not exceeding $25,000,000, to the
bureau ot war risk insurance, created
by act of congress, approved Septem
ber 2, 1914, for the purpose of insur
ing vessels, ineir ireignt, passage
money and cargoes against loss or
datnage by the present risks ofwar
Takes Two Prisoners Back
When He Goes to Sterling
Sheriff S. B. Patterson of Sterling,
Colo., will almost have a "chain
gang" accompanying him when he
goes home this morning. He nabbed
B. J. Carson at Lincoln for disposing
of a car mortgaged in Colorado and
brought his prisoner here for safe
keeping while he went over to Neola,
la., for E. H. Phillips for a similar
offense. A third man got away from
him, but he will take the two prison
ers back today.
Judge Day Gets Flag
From the Relief Corps
Judge Day of the district court was
pleasantly surprised Tuesday after
noon when 'the members of the
George A. Custer Woman j Relief
corps, No. 82, auxiliary to the Grand
Army of the Republic, swooped down
upon his court room and presented
hi'in with a silk American flag to be
used in naturalizing citizens. The
presentation speech was made by Miss
Llara N. rienan, treasurer ot the
Linch Mighty Glad .
His Hunch Led Him
To Stock Up on Cars
Seeing ahead is a characteristic
possessed by J, P. Linch and just
now he is mighty glad of it. Some
time ago he had a "hunch" that it
would be a wise stunt to stock up
heavily with Faterson cars, his com'
pany having the Nebraska territory
tor that make. X he result was that
the Nebraska Paterson Auto com
pany had a large stock alreadv de
livered before the present freight con
gestion began to hold up auto ship
ments to the middle west, so buy
ers at the busy Paterson booth m
the palm room are getting immediate
deliveries, and Linch says he believes
that in spite of many sales, his stock
will last through the week.
Auto School Students
Hear How to Handle Cars
About 125 students of the various
local auto schools were addressed last
evening by I. D. Rocap, assistant
manager of the King service depart
ment. He explained intricate mechan
ical construction to the auto students,
in response to a request based on a
similar successful lecture he gave here
during last year s Auto show. He
has addressed traffic officers in many
cities on efficiency, in traffic regula
tion. Hotelmen's Bureau
Great Aid to Visitors
The hotelmen's bureau, one of this
year's innovations, is one of the bus
iest places at the show. Through its
help, hundreds of visitors have been
assisted in getting rooms.
No matter what your haul
ing problems are,theG-M-C
will solve them.. They are
like all "made-to-order
things" they don't answer
, the purpose by accident, but
because theyare designed
to do so.
NEBRASKA BUICK AUTO COMPANY
Lee Huff, Manager
H. E. Sidle., General Mgr.
3. C. Douglas, Manager,
HENRY & CO., OMAHA
Distributors, Omaha, South Omaha and Council Bluff.
Three Hundred Per
Cent Increase, Saysi
' Francis of Sales
"Indications are that Auto show
sales will be 300 per cent greater this
year than in 1916, says C. V. Francis
of the Maxwell agency. He bases his
estimate on the sales so far on his
car, and the ' assumption that other
dealers are doing the same. His first
day's sales this year were twice as
large as on any day during the 1916
show, he says, and Tuesday's record
was double that of last yea" too.
Maxwell dealers will be the guests ,
of C. W. Francis at a luncheon Thurs
day noon at Hotel Rome.
Mnxw.lt Win. Medal
Plnehursr, N. C. Feb. 21. Norman Max
well of tho Aponlmlnk club, Philadelphia,
won the qualifying meilal In the .print Self
tournament here today, with a card of 161
for the thlrty-stx holes. Robert Hunter,
Noroton club, wa. second with 15S, while
Krsnklln Gate, of Hoffman. N. C, who wae
tenth at the completion of the first elrht
onn holes yesterday, took third place, with
163. The first round will be played tomor-
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and Eights Seven, five, and "Chummy Road
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