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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1917.
' USES PARING KNIFE
Cuts $307,200 From Amount
Asked for the University
OTHER INSTITUTIONS HIT
Lincoln, Feb. 28. (Special.) The.
finance, ways and means committee
of the lower branch of the Nebraska
legislature has solved the problem of
the high cost of living. Great men
have studied the question, newspapers
have discussed it and congress has
wrestled with it, but vthe "feenance"
committee of the house has actually
solved it. They simplAcut down the
It is such an easy solution of the
great problem that it is a wonder no
body ever thought of it before. In
"other words, if you haven't got the
money you can't spend it.
, No Raise for "Profs."
The committee began the solution
of the question of the -hour by cutting
tne state university and its branches
$307,200 from the amount asked for,
leaving the total $1,042,500, which is
a nine more man was given by tne
last session. About $200,000 of the
amount was needed for additional sal
aries for added teachers necessary be
cause ot tne enlargement ot the uni
versity, and a part for increases in
salaries of the now poorly paid
Then they took another whack at
the high cost of living problem and
lowered the amount asked for the
maintenance of the state medical col
lege at Omaha fnjm $85,000 to $75,000.
The Curtis school of agriculture was
cut from $75,000 to $65,000; the experi
ment station at the state farm from
$50,000 to $25,000; the sum to pur
chase additional land for the state
iarm from $74,000 to $32,000; state
entomology from $10,000 to $5,000;
conservation and soil survey, an insti
tution which has done more to adver
tise Nebraska than anything else ex
cept the newspapers, from $25,OOQ,to
$1 7,500; agricultural botany from
$3,000 to $2,000. and North Platte sub
station from $65,000 to $63,000.
The legislative reference, bureau
was given the same as last session,
$16,500, instead of $23,000 asked for.
The state medical hospital at Oma
ha will be given $100,000 for hospital
maintenance and $120,000 for a new
Departing Farmer Remembered.
Wymore, Neb., Feb. 28. About 100
neighbors and friends of the family
of Frank James, a prominent farmer
of this vicinity, tendered a farewell
reception to the James family at
their farm home Monday evening.
The guests presented the family with
a fine rocker as a token of friend
ship. Mr. James will move in a few
days to Greely, Colo., to make his
Methodist Builds Church at Cozad.
Cozad, Neb., Feb. 28. (Special.)
The Frst Methodist church of this
place will erect a new modern church
here to cost in the neighborhood
Soldier's Home Notes
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 28. (Special.)
Captain Charles Noell, who some, weeks ago
was suffering with pneumonia, and who
wai transferred to the Wait hospital, has
been returned to his old quarters.
James H. Nail of room 5 of the main
building has asked for a ten-day paes to
1 ro to Omaha, where he will undergo an
operation for a disability of hfs eyes.
Mra. Sutlief has returned from a fur
lough. Mr, Seath Larkin has alao returned
from his leave of absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller of MarysvJlle, Kan.,
were visitors at Burkett over Sunday. ,
James B. Barbour, late of Company B,
Eleventh Illinois cavalry, passed away on
Saturday morning In the West hospital. He
was 81 years of age and was admitted to
. the home on May 6, 1915. He gave forty
months of his early life to the defense of
his country. He had a splendid record an
a aoMIier. The funeral took place at the
Home chapel Monday afternoon at 3:30
o clock. The body whs laid to rest in the
Conservation of Forests Needed
To Insure Supply of News Paper
Washington, Feb. 28. Conserva
tion of the country's forests as a
means of insuring a future paper sup
ply was urged in a statement issued
today by Carl Vrooman, assistant
secretary of agriculture. The paper
problem, he said, primarily is a forest
problem, and can be solved by re
forestration an scientific forestry to
keep up a continuous production of
"At the present moment," the state
ment said, "we are using daily 6,000
tons of news paper, and this is in
creasing at the rate of 10 per cent a
year, We need about 7,000,000 cords
of pulp a year for all our paper pro
ducts, and at piesent only two-thirds
of this supply is grown in our own
forests. We import a third of our
news print pulpwood from Canada,
and between 15 and 20 per cent of the
pulpwood used for our other paper
products from Europe. Since the
war this lattet-seurce has been cut
"In order to render the United
States independent of outside sources
for paper we must first of all elimi
nate as much as is feasible of the
waste in logging. Then we must re
use old paper, and develop woods
hitherto unused to any considerable
"Both public and private enterprise
must take the lecd in the intelligent
reforestration of the private lands.
We must provide for the development
of privately-owned timber lands by
compelling fire protection and thus
checking annual losses amounting to
millions of dollars.
"Moreover, the public must recog
nize the benefits to the community
afforded by the reforestration of pri
vate lands as burdens imposed on
their owner in diverting income from
them. The community should sub
stitute for all other forms of taxation
what ' known as the yield or harvest
tax on forest lands which are man
aged so as to meet their public obligations.
"Ihere are plenty of paper re
sources in the United States. The
trouble is that they are undeveloped,
unorganized and unnationalized.
Contests Barred by Bill
(From "a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 28. (Special.) It
will be unlawful for newspapers to
conduct subscription contests if the
Ainlay bill, house roll No. 594, which
was reported out by the house com
mittee this afternoon for passage, be
comes a law. The committee fixed a
penalty of $500 for any paper that
conducts such a contest.
Messrs. Norton, Thomas and Axtell
were appointed by the speaker as a
conference committee from the house
on the constitutional amendment bill.
Consideration of the maintenance
bill for state occupied a short time
and several minor matters were also
Funeral of O. E. Burington.
Wymore, Neb., Feb. 28 (Special).
The funeral of O. E. Burington, of
Blue Springs, whose death occurred
Sunday, was held today, interment
in the Blue Springs cemetery. The
services are in charge of Rev. Mr.
Connell, of the Blue Springs Metho
dist church. Mr. Burington was 80
years old, and leaves a wife and three
Club Will Build Hall
Anselmo, Neb., Feb. 28. (Special.)
For some time a move has been
afoot to provide a modern building
for social gathering and amusement.
A number of business men have
formed a corporation whose purpose
it is to erect a building that shall
l.ouse club rooms, bowling alleys, a
hall adapted to give shows or hold
other public gatherings. Tli build
ing will be equipped along the most
modern ideas along these lines.
Overdose of Morphine is
Fatal to Walter Freund
An overdose of morphine proved
fatal to Walter Freund, 48 years old,
1708 Cass street, Tuesday evening..
About a month ago Freund was
arrested in a police raid at 1617 Chi
cago street. In his possession was
found dope estimated by federal
authorities to be worth about $700.
He was turned over to the federal
authorities and was being held for
the federal grand jury under bonds of
$500. He was believed to have been
one of the leaders m a nation-wide
gang of "dope" traffickers.
You take the best of care of your car, nT
m but how do you treat flr
tj Your Eyes fe
jt We will protect your eyes
for a reasonable cost. sar
PBl Headquarters for Goggles FAt
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M 309 SOUTH 16TH ST. V
V&G Your glasses adjusted for you without iires!
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You have your good money
invested in your car
why not protect it the same as you "
do your home?
Let ui explain how, at a email
cost, you can be fully protected
500 BRANDEIS BLDG.
MAY INSTITUTE TAX
FOR NEW CAPITOL
Friends of Levy for This Fur
pose Find Support in Lower
TAYLOR FIGHTS THE MOVE
(Prom a Butt Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 28 (Special Tele
gram.) Though friends of the Rich
mond bill for the creation of a special
levy to provide funds for a new Capi
tol building were defeated this after
noon in the matter of appropriating
$50,000 for repairing the old building,
57 to 33, there is a good indication
that the bill will carry when it comes
up for consideration. The repair
feature was favored.
The $50,000 appropriation was in
the maintenance bill brought in by
the finance committee and a motion
was made to strike the item out of the
"You might just as well take that
money and throw it in the sewer as
to use it in trying to fix up this build
ing," said Richmond, author of the
state house bill. v
Can't Use Same Stone.
"If you undertake to pull that wall
down with the idea of using the same
stone to rebuild the wall, you will
find that it will crumble and be un
fit for use," said Craddock, who is an
architect and has had much experi
ence in the erection of many of the
best buildings in the state.
"You will find that it will be a dif
ficult nutter to get stone which will
correspond with the rest of the build
ing," he said, "for there is no more
stone of that kind in the quarries
from which that stone came."
"My people in Cherry county," said
Tracewell, "are for a new state house.
I shall vote for the $50,000 for repairs,
but I shall also vote for the state
house appropriation for the people of
my district feel as I do that this old
building is a disgrace to the state."
Those Who Opposed.
Opposition to the new building
came from Hoffmeister, Taylor, Reis
ner, McAllister and one or two
others. Their opposition was along
the line that the state could not af
ford to build a new building and that
the appropriations of this legislature
now were in cxces of former ses
sions. Some of them who have bei n fight
ing for the appropriations for their
own measures, suddenly discovered
after getting what they wanted that
the appropriations were getting too
New High School Building at Cozad,
Cozad, Neb., Feb. 28.-(Special.)
Work on the new high school build
ing here will begin as soon as apring
opens. A modern building costing
about $40,000 has been contracted
Everybody readi Bee Went Ade.
The Privacy "yOU would not invite a stranger
"ae I to enter your home and cat
Of Your alogue your personal effects.
Yet that Is what men do who neglect to
make their will.
Guard the privacy of your home by the
provisions of your will.
Make this careful, hut considerate, Com
pany your Executor or Trustee.
Use all the conveniences this
great establishment has
TELEPHONE 2020 DOUGLAS"
Visitors to the Auto Show will
do well to make this -
Clearance Sale of
Priced this Season, $3.90 to $8
IT'S A CLEARANCE SALE and one of the best that we
have announced in many a day.
We have gone through our entire stock of Women's Shoes and
wherever lots have become broken and cannot be ordered because
of the great advance in the wholesale market, we have put them
into this clearance sale.
IT IS A MATTER OF NECESSITY we must make room for
the arrival of the newer Footwear for Spring and our necessity is
your opportunity for we say conservatively
Ever a Sale Offered Unmatched
Opportunities to Save -It Is This One
Three or four pairs would not be too many for you to buy, when
Shoes like these are offered at these prices.
PLENTY OF STAPLE AS WELL AS NOVELTY
It is doubtful if you will ever be able to obtain Footwear like this
again at $2.95 and $3.85.
Ten of the Styles ore shown in the illustrations and every pair
measures right up to the goodness ot these
Styles are Button and Lace High and Medium Cut,
Leathers are Patent Black Kid, Black Dull Calf, Tan Russia Calf,
Dark Olive Kid, White Kid, White Calf, Bronze Kid and combination
Light hand-turned, medium weight welted and stitched soles.
Wood covered Louis leather heels, leather Louis, Cuban, Military
and Low Walking heels.
Grouped in Two Big Lots for Thursday;
Friday and Saturday's Selling.
$2.95 and $3.85
All Sizes All Widths
On sale on the Main Floor, Women's Shoe Department and
PLENTY OF ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCED SALESPEOPLE HAVE
BEEN ENGAGED TO WAIT UPON YOU and fit you properly.
This it one of the
best sales we have
announced in many
At Very Lowest Prices.
NOW WHEN MARCH WINDS make face coverings
a necessity, we are ready to offer you exceptional values
in just the Veils you want most.
Handsome Square Silk Net Veils, with unusually smart
borders and floral effects, in black, white and all the
popular shades; worth very much more than we Qgg
ask for them here at
Drape Veils, free flowing and dainty in design and ef
fect; combining smartness with charm; in all fashionable
shades ; worth a lot more than we ask for
Sample lot of Drape and Scroll Veils, combined with
chiffon borders; some square, others V yards in OQ.
length; specially priced, at v7C
Fashionseal Suits for Women at
Are Style Aristocrats,
We established these
"Fashionseal" Suits as
the maximum of $25.00
value and each season we
offer them with the
knowledge that they re
present the best that $25
will buy anywhere. De
spite the fact that every
thing in the wholesale
market is higher today
than ever before the
same standard we set for
last year and the year be
fore BEST still pre
vails. Men's Serges, Gaber
dines, Poplins and Wool
Jerseys are the most pop
Colors are Bices,
Rose and Green
The strictly tailored stvle is exceedinelv srood but belted and
pocketed models come in for a goodly share of popularity in fact,
styles are so varied that everyone may be sura of obtaining just
what they seek. ... Second Floor.
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