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University Faculty Members
Sign Resolution Backing
Up Wilson.
(From a, Buff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, April J. (Special.) A
self-appointed committee at the Uni
versity of Nebraska wished to obtain
indication! favoring support of a
strong foreign policy, such as it ap
pears that President Wilson is now
working out It has been surprised
at the ready response. The refusals
to sign have been very few. The com
mittee has been able to solicit but a
part of the faculty, but the indications
are conclusive, from the character as
well as number of the signers, that the
sentiment of the faculty ia over
whelmingly in favor of a strong gov
ernmental policy. The committee
wishes to apologize to the many who
would like to sign, but have not had
the opportunity, since it has been im
possible to go the rounds completely.
However, anyone acquainted with the
faculty of the University of Nebraska
will recognize the following list is
thoroughly representative. The reso
lution and the signatures have been
sent to President Wilson and to all
senators and representatives at Wash
ington. The resolution reads:
"We stand for unqualified support
of administration and for defense of
international dignity and solidarity in
all events. Pacifism is untimely and
dtagerous. Signers are:
. a. L. Taylor
J. E. LoBOMlffnot
Minnie T. England
w. r. Dann
Dana I. Colo
0. R. Marlla
1. T. I-aae
Guerneer Jonas
Loulee round
Allan K. Stubbe
H. A. Evana
Leo J. Lovan
Hi. E. Andoreoa
F. D. Barkar
Dean R. Inland
Edwin llaxejr
R. M. Marra
Allea Howell
Marguerite C. MnPhet E. It, Hlnman
Dean E. W. Tala
Dean O. V. P. Stoat
Mai WeotarntauB
H. 1. Oramllck
Ouf B. Read
Chancellor 8. Arery
Charlaa W. Taylor
Fred W. Upaon
A. If. Hlltner
Malcolm a. Wjrer
R. O. Claps
Nellie Jane Comptoa
O. E. Condre,
H. H. Watte
H, B. Alexander
Q, B. Barber
Herbert Brownelt
F. K. Claymaker
George N. Footer
Raymond J. Pool .
A. A. Reed
Dean W. O. Haatlnra
J. M. Chowlna
B. B. Moore
B. 1. Stewart
Dean B. A. Burnett
B. C. Fllley (
U W. Chaao
O. J. Pergueon '
Dean L. A. Sherman
H. M. Wllcoa
Foreat R. Hall"
South Dakota Also.
' Vermillion. S. D.. April 1. (Spe
clal.) "We wish to assure you that
we will loyally support any measures,
however visorous. which the govern
ment may take in defense and vindica
tion of American rights." This tele
gram, signed by more than fifty of
the members of the faculty ind staff
of the University ot Soutn Dakota,
waa sent last night by Dean Ethel
hert W. Grabill and Prof. T. E. Mc-
Kinney to President Wilson, Senator
Sterling, Senator Johnson and Con
gressman Dillon ot aoutn Dakota,
W. C. BrnlMl
T. W. San ford
C H. Chowtni
MfttMlU a Bcttl
Ocrtrud Moor
Charlcf Fordyo
0orc A. Loveland
Fred M. Fllnf
. U. lllllor
M. M. Fog
Robert H. Woleott
Wlllard Kimball
, Carl C. Engbarr
Barka B. Hrbkovft
Joioph H. Power
Frank H. BhoamaJcar
William J. Allen
Daniel H. Bui It van ,
Thorn T. Wlrtb
P. M, Back, jr.
Q, D. Bwoier
J, D. Hoffmn ,
8am II. Parker
Benton Dale
Hut ton Wabater
Laura B. PfeKfer
T, T . Bui look
BMrler O. BabMtt
Lawrence Bruner
Dean It. A- Lyman
(Coatlnned from Paga On).
possession. We remove an the 010
arguments that the liquor dealer put
forward and leave them exposed in
their real colors, merely as men who
are making money from administering
the poison to our manhood that has
destroyed countless other nations and
unless stopped in time will destroy
uiis one."
Cards were distributed for "re
cruits to finance the "nation-dry"
Hobson also declared that a pea
tion with 12,000,000 signatures is to
he presented to congress asking for
the dry amendment.
Talks at Auditorium.
Captain Hobson was introduced at
the Auditorium by John L. Kennedy,
who had served with mm as a mem.
ber of congress, who urged that this
it a time for patriotism among
Americana, A small gathering lis
tened attentively to the captain, who
told of the work of the Anti-saloon
league m the United States.
"Congress has been petitioned by
12,000,000 persons to submit a consti
tutional amendment to make this
dry nation," stated the hero of the
The captain quoted statistical infor
mation, showing the growth- of the
anti-saloon movement, and he re
ferred to the use of intoxicants as
an organic- disease. 'He distributed
cards at the close of his address, ask'
ing for pledges from 33 1-3 cents to
$100 a month, payable quarterly,
"We are raising an army of volun
teers who will give of their time and
money for the furtherance of this
work. We now have 700 regular
workers of the league in the field,"
he added.
Captain Jess Believes
War Will Be Outcome
' Fremont, Neb.," April 1. (Special.)
Captain Henry A. Jess of the Fre
mont signal corps, who left this morn
ing for Lincoln, believes that this
country will soon be engaged in war
' with Germany. He has told his men
that it may be sometime before they
i t permitted to return to Fremont
The company, recruited to the full
strength, too its equipment to the
capital city, where it is expected they
will be called upon to do guard duty
for a time, at least. The sanitary de
tachment. Majo Birkner of Lincoln,
commanding, wilt report at Lincoln
today. -The sanitary detachment has
a membership of twenty-four. -
' Teachers Re-elected.
Deshler. Neb.. Aoril 1. (Special.)
At a recent meeting of the school
boaid the following teachers were re
elected': Prof. H. Jennings, superin
tendent; Miss Minnie Half man, gram.
n:.. T 1. : u
met, Jia jvatyinni: ii,ii;jr. pn-
roary. . -Mis Hilda Jacobsorr of Ara
paho, was elected teacher for the in
termediate grade.
ef any yardage charges due the state
of Nebraska under the provisions of
this act, shall constitute prima facie
evidence of the violation of this act"
Puta It Up to the Dry.
In nlain words, this amendment
will subject all live stock exhibitors
at the state fair to a tax of 10 per
cent on any sale they may make, di
rectly or indirectly, as a result pt
showing their animals at the . fair.
Machinery exhibitors, people who
show fruits or other products of the
soil or any form of material or ar
ticle, may negotiate with prospective
customers and escape the tax, but a
live stock owner dare not. That is
the meaning of the amendment
It has been hinted that if the dry
members of the legislature who are
also interested in the future of the
live stock industry of the state, will
only back away a little from the pro
visions of the house bill or look with
leniency on the amendments tacked
to that measure by the wets in the
senate, the Mattes amendment may
not be vigorously pushed. ,
Moreover, it is suspected that the
fine directing hand of Arthur Mullen
has had something to do with the ap
pearance of this scheme to discourage
the exhibition of live stock at the
Nebraska State fair. All that is posi
tively known i that the amendment
has made its appearance, and that the
interested parties are lining up for a
nice little scrap if necessary over the
point involved.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer
Observe Golden Wedding
Greeley, Neb.. April 1. (Special.)
On March 28, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Meyer of Scotia, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary. They
were married at Crown Foint Ind.
When the boom was on for homes in
Nebraska. Mr. Meyer and family
came to Grand Island, filing on a
nomcsicau wunoui ever seeing me
land. They drove from Grand Island
by1 ox wagon to Greeley county,
March 16, 1878, and had lived thirty
six year on the homestead. They
are now living in Scotia. Two daugh
ters, Mrs. George W. Milne of
Greeley and Mrs. George P. Hoke
of scotia, a daughter-in-law, and
seven grandchildren came to help
celebrate the event. The invited
guests -were: At Locker, a brother;
Kay Hansel of Scotia and Miss Leda
Reed of Greeley.
Mr. Meyer is a civil war veteran,
having served four year from 1861
to 1865, and is remarkably well and
active. Mr. Meyer is 77 year of age
and hi wife, 67 years.
Joe Smith, Quarry Foreman,
Is Stabbed by Phil Michael
Louisville. Neb- Aoril 1. (Soecial
Telegram.) Following a dispute over
wages, joe Smith, assistant foreman
at the Woodworth stone quarries
here, .this morning, was stabbed with
a butcher knife, in the left side, by
Phil Michael, a workman who had
been with the company about a week.
ire rather dispute occurred just out
side the bunk house. Michael secur
ing a butcher knife from a tabte,
rushed at Smith and drove the blade
its entire length into his aide, bout
three inches below the heart
Smith 1 in a serious condition and
his recovery is doubtful. After the
stabbing, Michael ran, but was fol
lowed by a posse of the workmen and
captured near Meadow. He was
turned over to the sheriff of Sarpy
county and taken to jail in Papillion.
Lincoln Patriotism Shown
In Two Great Meetings
(From a Staff Correepondent)
Lincoln, April 1. (Special.) Re
sponse to the call for patriotism last
nitrht demonstrated that the pacifist
meeting of a week ago here did not
trtily express the sentiments of the
people of Lincoln.
It 'is estimated that more than 6,000
people attended the patriotic meet
ings, many being unable to gain ad
mittance. The speeches were calm,
deliberate addresses to educate the
people along th lines of the present
war, the conditions which exist and
the steps which might be necessary
if the country was compelled to take
up arms.
Resolution were sent to the ores).
dent pledging the people of Nebraska
to hearty accord with whatever might
be his action if called upon to defend
the honor ot the nag and the nation,
Lincoln Men Plan Erection
Of New Hotel in the Capital
(From a Staff Correspondent
Lincoln, April 1. (Special.) Frank
D. Rager, Ernest Folsom and others
associated with them in the proposed
building of the Crown hotel at Four
teenth and P streets, in this city, have
secured an option on the Lincoln
hotel and also on the site formerly
occupied by the old Capital hotel at
Eleventh and f streets.
It is understood that the project
contemplates the erection of the new
Crown hotel on the Capital hotel site.
instead of at Fourteenth and F, but
a new hotel will be also erected on the
latter site. !
Hemlngford Community Club Meets.
Hemingford, Neb.. April 1. (Spe
cial.) The Hemingford Community
club held a largely attended meeting
on rnaay nignt. ine clutt is re
organizing to include the ruralist as
well as business men. Keith Pierce
presided. F. M. Seidell, county agri
cultural agent of Box Butte county,
gave talk on "Agricultural." H. M.
Bushnell, jr., of Alliance, president of
. i. . ' . , f r , ... r
mic naawmca vuramcrciai ciuds oi
western Nebraska, talked on "Com
munity Work and Patriotism.
' Commercial Club Banquet
The Alliance Commercial club will
give their annual banquet on Thurs
day, April 5. It is arranging for
large attends: co at this occasion, at
which time the cl - will hear Com
missioner Taylor of the State Rail
way commission and Dr. Housbaum,
community lecturer.
Masonic School at Gering. .
Gering. Neb.. April 1. (Special.)
Andrew H. Vide, grand master, and
Robert E. French, grand custodian of
the Masonic lodges of the state, ar
ried in the city Monday afternoon and
held a central school of instruction.
On Wednesday evening a luncheon
was servea to eignty,
House Compensation
Bill WiU Be Passed
By the Senators
(From a Staff Correopondent.)
Lincoln. Aoril 1. (Special.) In
a speech yesterday Senator Hager of
Adam pronounced the proposed
workmen compensation bill the
most dangerous legislation before the
senate at the present session.
The statement was made while the
senate was considering the bill which
recently passed the house. The sena
tor is a candy manufacturer at Hast
ings and he asserted that class ot peo
ple were against it
. "If this is passed it will bring on
more trouble between labor and capi
tal than the state has even seen, said
the senator.
Senator Beal of Custer had intro
duced two bills, Senate Files 213 and
220, one amending the basis of com
pensation and the other creating a
state compensation commissioner to
administer the law.
In a communication to the Ne
braska senate, the directors of the
Nebraska Manufacturers' association
had urged the passage of both measures.
A house bill. House Roll 525. em
bodying in one bill the provisions of
the two senate bills, has just been
reported out in the senate by the
labor committee after passing the
house. The senate bills are to be
postponed in its favor.
German Citizens of Polk
Resent Rumors About Them
Polk. Neb.. Aoril 1. fSoecial.)
The residents of the German, com
munity west of this village are highly
aroused and indignant over a report
which has gained circulation not only
in this neighborhood, but in other
parts of the state that they have been
holding secret meetings m the inter
ests of the German government and
against the United States and that
one of Uncle Sam's secret service
men disguised himself and attended
one of the meetings and at the proper
climax made his identity known.
These German citizens keenly resent
the circulation ot a story that in any
way reflects upon their fidelity or
loyalty to the United States.
These citizens of German birth,
while they hope war may be averted,
should war come, wish to proclaim to
the world that Uncle bam will have
no more patriotic defenders than they
will be.
Teachers' Association
Has Banquet at Sidney
Sidney. Neb.. Anril 1. (Soecial
Telegram.) The North Platte valley
Teachers' association closed last
night with a banquet at Union Pacific
hotel with Mayor lames L. Mcintosh
and Professor Elliot of Chadron the
principal speakers. This ha been the
most successful meeting in the his
tory of the organization.
Ihe declamatory contest resulted as
follows: Oratorical, Orval Harvey,
Alliance, first; frank Wilson, Kim
ball, second. Dramatic, Mildred
James, Sidney, first: Violet Hegemen.
Uenng, second. Humorous, James
McGowan, Scottsbluff, first; Nellie
JJednck, Sidney, second. ..(
The following; officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President. C
M. Matheny, bcottsbluft: vice presii
dent, K. n. iruax, Kimball; secretary,
Aida xiaideman, uering.
Wheat Near Shelton
Is in Poor Shape
Shelton. Neb.. April 1. (Special.)
Many farmers in this locality have
examined their fall wheat fields and
opinions vary from a total loss to a
good half crop in case rain should
come soon. One prominent farmer
reports that in places where large
snow drifts have melted from the
recent big snow, that on this land
wheat is dead and can be pulled up
by the tops, roots and all, while in
other parts ot this same field rain
would bring the eroD out in good
shape, but many farmera will plow
their entire crop up. Some will sow
less acres In spring wheat and the
balance put into corn.
Potash Plants Compete
For Box Butte Ranch
Alliance, Neb., April 1. (Special.)
A certain ranch orooertv which
was bought more than a year ago for
$16,000 has recently been sold for
$62,000. The cause for this pheno
menal price was the fact that two
competing potash plants needed the
land to protect their industry with
the result that it was bought for
three times its actual value.
Delay In Finishing Cutoff.
Fremont Neb.. April 1. (Special.)
According to Burlington officials
the Yutan-Chalco cutoff, which the
company is building to shorten the
distance from Omaha to Sioux City,
will not be completed until May 1.
Uilticuity in driving piles m the flatte
river for the bridge to span that
stream is said to be responsible for
the delay. All the steel has been laid
and only the bridge work remains to
bs completed.
Austrians Are Ejected.
Petrograd. April 1. After making
repeated attacks, Austrian forces yes
terday penetrated the Kussian
trenches near Kirlibaba, in the south
eastern Carpathians, says the Russian
official statement today, but they were
ejected by a counter attack- and the
position was restored. Near Odo
bechti. southern Moldavia, a Teuton
airship was destroyed by Russian air
planes and anti-aircratt guns. :
Shelton Saloon Robbed,
Shelton, Neb April 1. (Special.)
Burslars cot into the saloon of E.
L. Lomax Thursday night and got
away with cash and checks to the
valua nf 250. It is sunoosed thev
were either in hiding in the building
when closing up hour came or
entered through the transom over the
rear door ,
Nature Cures, the Doctor Takes the
There Is an old saying that "Nature
cures, the doctor takes the fee," but
as everyone knows you can help
Nature very much and thereby enable
it to effect a cure in much less time
than is usually required. This is par
ticularly true of colds. Chamberlain'i
Cough Remedy relieves the lungs.
liquifies the tough mucus and aids in
its expectoration, allays . the cough
and aids Nature in restoring the tys
tern to a healthy condition.
German and Dutch Diplomats
Segard Anstro-Hungarian's
Words in This Light.
London, April 1. Renter's Amster
dam correspondent says that a semi
official Berlin telegram states that in
German political circles the following
view is taken of the interview with
Count Czernin, the Austro-Hungarian
foreign minister, in the Fremdenblatt,
in which he was quoted as saying that
the entente could conclude an honor
able peace and that the proposal of
the central powers for a peace confer
ence still held good:
We joyfully greet the rrank utter
ances of the well-tried leader of the
Austro-Hungarian policy. They will
doubtless contribute to dissipate the
rumors which the enemy is circulating
that the central powers are interested
in a Russian reaction and are willing
to assist it to return to power. Count
Lzernin closely adheres to the utter
ances of Chancellor von Bethmann-
Hollweg in the Reichstag. It lies now
with Russia to reply to these clear
and unmistakable utterances of the
German and Austrian statesmen.
Will of Germans Also.
Count Czernin'a remark regarding
his general readiness to enter peace
negotiations immediately our enemies
are ready to abandon their unrealiz
able idea of crushing us also funda
mentally agrees with the general
wishes of the German people. As re
gards this we can with erect head
await the offer of the enemy, to whom
since December 12 our intentions have
been known. We are stroneer than
ever on all fronts and we can and
shall, as Count Czernin said, hold on
to the end to an honorable peace
wnicn really is worth our gigantic
sacrifices. '
New Peace Proposal.
The Hanue. Aoril 1. The impor
tant interview with Count Czernin,
the Austrian foreign minister, printed
in the semi-official Fremdenblatt of
Vienna and republished here, caused
an unusual sensation in the Dutch
press. The remarks of Count Czernin
are generally interpreted in Holland
as being a new peace proposal for a
general conference of all the belliger
ents without the interruption of hos
tilities and the enabling ot conversa
tions without the loss of military or
political advantage.
Mohler, Former President of
Union Pacific, in From South
Having spent the winter in the
south, A. L. Mohler, former president
oi ine union racinc, has returned
improved in health and assertine that
during the last six months he had had
the greatest time of his life. He as
serts that it has been the first real
vacation that he has ever had and
that he has enjoyed it hugely. Mr.
Mohler will probably remain in
Omaha two or three weeks and then
will go west to look after his ranch
When Mr. Mohler left Omaha last
fall he went to Texas and there he
spent several weeks hunting and fish
ing along the gulf coast He made
some great bags and some great
catches. From there he went to
North Caroline, remaining in that
state until he started for Omaha. He
made his headquarters m Newbern,
going out on trips to the fishing banks
and to the mountains after game.
These expeditions were usually at-
rennea wun success ana ne returns
well estisfied with his outing and its
Plant Barley at Holdrege.
Holdrege. Neb.. April 1. (Spe
cial.) Fifty per cent of the winter
wheat area ot fhelps county will be
planted to barley and at least 25 to
oats and corn. There will be prac
tically no spring wheat here, due to
the lateness of the season and inabil
ity to secure seed. Winter killing
was not due to lack of moisture, but
smothering by the ice early in the
month, according to C W. McCoun
naughy and Harry Mann, local grain
dealers, who said the wheat was do
ing well before the ice. but since it
has been rotting at the crown while
the roots rested in moist soil
New Train to Alliance.
Alliance. Neb.. Aorti 1. (Soecial.)
Superintendent Weidenhamer of
the Alliance division announces that
the Burlington railroad has definitely
decided to put on a new local train,
beginning May 1, between Alliance
and points east This train will re
lieve the congested conditions of the
traffic and lighten the work for the
fast trains. The Burlington will be
gin work at once on enlarging the
freight facilities at Alliance.
Farmers Buy Graf Elevator,
Tecumseh, Neb.. April 1. (Spe
cial.) ihe rarmers Elevator com
pany of Graf has bought the elevator
of the-Central Orananes company ot
Lincoln. Possession will be given
just as' soon as the Lincoln company
can secure cars in which to ship the
wheat in the elevator. The officers
of the companv are president An
drew Hahn; vice president, John
Kuhlman; secretary, i. t. Roberts;
treasurer, William fcrnst, jr.,
" Gering City Ticket
Gering, Neb., April-1. (Special.)
The ticket for city officers names A
B. Wood for mayfcr, N. R. Reasoner
for city clerk, F. E. Neeley for treas
urer, and J. ts. Jones tor engineer.
The latter two are the present incunv
bents. - -
rjiumo v in in v. ' ii 1 1 n i j v. . "-.
Vre, formerly county treasurer; Frank
Hnnta- formerly a clerk In the county
treasurer's office, and Anton E.
Dwnrak, a public accountant h&v or
ganlzed a firm ot expert public x
Goununu auu aueiwn, v
Mother Chases Up Son for
rear He Has Stolen March
on father.
All aorta of freak and unusual
cases furnish comedy and relaxation
for the recruiters during their stren-
effort to bring the military or
ganizations up to war strength. While
most OI me recruiter ic iw b
fourteen hours a day, with hardly
u nit fnr K n t,7 menl. thev.
UMIC CliUUgu "v. . '
nevertheless, find many chances to en
joy the lighter sine oi ineir serious
A l!..n..a am..-. nf --ltt1riV Mt
National Guard headquarters is found
in the cases oi moiners, wives, amic, o
and sweethearts who frequently seek
... ,.4--lani- ri;vr1 from rlutv
IV K-i buoij'"... . . ------ - -
or to prevent fond sons and brothers
trom outburst oi painoiuui
would bresjk the family apron strings.
Mother Heads Off son.
In breathless excitement, Mrs. R.
A. Kress, 1608 Corby street, rushed
Um -.,;fr,'nr atatinn tn Innuire
IIIHF Hie IW, UI.I1-, ,
if her 16-year-old son, Virgil, had
joined the Guard.
"Wis tatner is out oi ine cuy, nc
".-,-1 I'm afrairl Viral! ia
taking advantage of the fact toenlist
against our wishes, it win oe soon
enough for him to volunteer when he
becomes of age."
Peter Johnson, who is 40 years of
age and served three years in the
Danish army, joined Company B
Saturday, although rather older than
the usually accepted "rooKie. ne
had to make his mark in lieu of signa-
... n til an1i(l-,nt n9-,r. hilt
proved himself otherwise qualified.
A . L an.l!n(iAii lim MM.ll
r ' I . J -1 i
m nne snape, ana mat
Obituary Notes
ilOtlM -a. Wa WAkW " a-va SUI v -v. . .
yeari resident of Fremont, died at
nis noms iners, loiiowinpj an umw
often weeks. Mr. Brown was 67 years
Ut, lfS7e Af VT 1UU T , VU-B MA M- A.-.UA
two sons, an vi r remonu survivs
Storz Famous Bock Beer
On drautfht and in bottle through'
out the city on and after April 2d.
Order a few cases of this fine brew
for your home, l'hone CHAS. STOK-.,
Web. UW-
Wouldbe Rookies Try All Sorts
Of Schemes to Get Into Service
bad cold was the worst illness he ever
had in all his life.
Albert Sledge, a professional cook,
living at 3455 South Sixteenth street,
not only joined Company B, but was
so zealous to "do his bit" for Uncle
Sam, that he ran out in the midst of
signing up, and soon brought five
of his friends, who also enlised.
One man was so anxious to enlist
that he declared himself unmarried
and with no dependents to support
However, Major Todd said, the man's
wife appeared later and had his en
listment cancelled, because he had a
family of three to support
In the navy also, unusual cases
broke the monotony of recruiting last
week. Lionel Tuffield, son of C J.
Tuffield, 2824 North Twenty-sixth
street, appeared in knee pants and
begged to be enlisted. He had his
parent's signed consent, and exhibited
a four-inch chest expansion, to make
up for his tender age, only 15 years
and 6 months.
Recruit Given Up.
However, Washington headquarters
refused to waive the age and physical
requirements on Lionel, and Lieuten
ant Waddell reluctantly gave up the
recruit, who declared he would en
list later, after growing a few inches
and aging a year or so.
Perry Shirley, president of the jun
ior class at Commercial High school,
gave up his studies to enter the navy
as a landsman for yeoman or clerical
duty. He asserted that he would write
articles about the navy for the high
school paper, on the staff of which
he has been a writer. His father is
Tillman P. Shirley, 2205 Vinton street
Perry went to the Great Lakes train
ing station Saturday,
The navy's need of men in the pres.
ent crisis drew Andrew W. Edwards
of Wymore back to the fleet, after
he had married and settled down in
business, following a previous term
at sea. He left the navy in 1911 as
coxswain. Saturday he told navy re
cruiters that he had secured his wife s
consent to his serving another term,
and had left her a $1,000 bank roll
to keep away the wolf till he could
start sending his navy pay back home.
Omaha Man Eefuses
To Believe Report
Of Reward by France
Although Dr. F. J. Despecher,
Omaha dentist, rendered notable
civilian service to France during the
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Nazaire. France, have sent him. But
his friends are awaiting its arrival
with confidence that it really is a gift
from the French authorities, in rec
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