Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 21, 1917, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 14, Image 14
14 THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, ArRIL 21, 1917, BLANK SECURES AN OPTION ON DODCLAS Owners of Continental Corner to Build a Twelve -Story Structure. IS LESSEE OF THE STRAND A. H. Blank, president oi the Strand Amusement company of Omaha, holds an option on the northeast corner of Fifteenth and Douglas streets, V2x 132 feet, the site of the Continental block, which was recently destroyed by fire. D. B. Welpton negotiated the deal. The option calls for an investment of not less than $250,0(10 in a modern building. One of the finest motion picture theaters, with a seating capac ity of 3.000, will be in the plant for Omaha's new business Mock. Stores ind offices will be included. Mr. Blank came from his home at Des Moines to confer with K. P. Mar cus. R. L. Byera and M. L. Breyfogle of Kansas City, trustees of the prop erty, which is 132x132 feet. One of the stipulations of the option is that a modern building not less than twelve stories shall be erected on the site. Boost for Douglai Street. Men who have inside information on this deal state that this is an other indication of the continued de velopment of Douglas street as a substantial business thoroughfare. Mr. Blank owns the property occupied by Orkin Bros, on Douglas street. He took hold of the Strand theater when it was dark and made a pay ing proposition of the property. Mr. Blank made this statement: "I consider Omaha to have one of the brightest" futures of any city in the United Statea and have in mind build ing a theater that will not only be a credit to Omaha, but will be one of the largest and best motion picture theaters of the country. No expense will be ipartd to attain this end. and with the novelties in theater construc tion we have in mind, this house will be known from coast to coast. There also will be store rooms fronting on both iDoug'ai and Fifteenth streets." He announced that the Strand thea ter will be improved next summer and will be retained as a motion pic ture theater. Mr. Blank is stockholder and offi cer of the Triangle Film corporation and vice president r f the Continental Security company of Dca Moines. He started hii business career in Omaha and is now a resident of ls Moines. He it prominently identified with the motion picture industry. Speeders Fined for the Violation cf Speed Laws Motorcycle Officer Farrand, "the tawny ghost of the highway," who it fast becoming the chief worry of the autoists who break the speed laws, arrested nine men Thursday. He summoned Robert Connell, ion of City Physician R. W. Connell, on the charge of speeding patt a tchool house, but the young man did not appear in court. By telephone ar rangement hit hearing was set for Tuesday. . Speeders arraigned were: N. H. Hiatt, 3518 Jones street, fined $5 and costs; William Durnier, 6305, Fort Crook boulevard, $5 and costi; Ed Erteni, 701 South Thirty-fourth itreet, $7.50 and costs; Ed Sprague, 4338 Franklin treet, $5 and costs: T. Boyle, 1109 South Tenth itreet, $7.50 nd costs; H. Bando, driver for Guy U Smith, $5 and costs. J. A. Mathieson wai fined $10 and costa for driving past Sixteenth and Douglas streets during the noon rush at the rate of twenty miles an hour. E. C. Bruner, 3522 South Twenty fourth itreet, was fined .'.1 and costt u ..Pr,ln8" n auto with bright headlights. Son of R. B. Howell Enlists In Aviation Section of Army Sidney J. Cullingham, 20-year-old on of R. Beecher Howell, general manager of the Metropolitan Water district, enlisted m the aviation sec tion of the army signal corps Thurs day. He goes in at the7 bottom, as a private, and will take the regular army training at Fort Logan, Colo, before being assigned to flying school. He laid he hoped to earn a commission. Vincent M. Shook, ,on of Cnar, U Shook, 111 North Twenty-fifth street, joined the army Friday. He is Ltl ,Ta.1 i,"ing Cullingham, and both lads had planned for some time to volunteer for the war. Fiction. THE UOHT IN THB CLEARING. Br Irvine BaehalLr. Indianapolis. Bobb. Merrill Company. 11. St. Around the fortunes of a lovable lad revolves this novel of reality and vitality, of humor and honor, of love of woman and love of country, of the simple anections and of fine ideals. The boy has you, heart from the start He becomes the principal wit ness to a crime and to a great event. By loyalty and devotion he gains his goal of happiness and his meed of love. TO THB LAST PENNT. By Edwin Lefevre, New York. Harper Bn. 11,16. A story of the new ideals of busi ness and of a man who made them work. You will find Tommy a very original and interesting character and his lather his chum Willetts, and Marion, some of the other characters in the story well worth becoming ac quainted with. ANTONT ORAY. OARDKNKK. Br I.eell. Moor. New York. J. P. Pataam Sons. 1 1. SI. Nicholas Denver, a recluse, granted by his doctor a scant twelve-month of life, awaket to a great opportunity for good, and formulates a scheme as wise as it seems eccentric The prize offered to the man who is asked to co-operate with him is so great that refusal is impossible, though the risk it great. All of Leslie Moore's charm of telling, and all the sympathetic skill with which he weaves a love story are in this tale, the scenes of which are laid in south Africa and on an English estate. THIS HVHII OF THB WOODS. By Jo.eph A. AllaheLr, Hew Tork. D. Applston Co. 1116. This is the story of the five mem bers of a little band of brave young men led by Henry Ware, who make it their business to protect the settle ments of Kentucky from the Indians and renegades who infest the coun try. It is essentially a story of the wilderness steeped in the forest spirit and dealing wtih wild animals and wilder men: THB MI8HION OP JANICE DAT. By Helen Beeeher Long. Now York. Sully A Kloln telih. 11.26. A book full of humor, love and breathless action, of scenes in quaint old Polktown, on the Rio Grande and in the camps of the Mexican soldiers. Wherever Janice goes she makes friends, and no matter how perilous the situation, the brave, trutting girl invariably finds a way out. A vol ume that is truly interesting and one that will gain a host of new friends for the "Do Something" heroine. Prof. Thomson Lectures To Audubons Saturday Another special open meeting of the Audubon society will be held Saturday evening at 8 o'clock in the city hall r-nCJ Pi"r- Robert Thorn " .9 . Plamview, Neb., will lecture ?nJ .,ADi ;how- beautiful co ored slides of native songsters. He will I also talk to junior Audubon mem ! era Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock "ides also will be shown. Walter Cassidy Improves; Back May Not Be Broken Walter Cassidy, 2502 South Elev enth street, has made some improve ment since he waa iniurA k., Lit:. from the second story window of his iTume wnne walking in his sleep. It was thousht at th tim ,. i.;. i t. was broken. He had numerous cuts ana onuses Besides. Attending physi cians nnur hliv- h. ,;tl , miiYsi, though at first it was thought his . cnances were slight. Veteran of Three Wars Wants to. Serve in This General L. W. Colby of Beatrice, veteran of the civil. Indian and Snan. ish-American wars, who wants to or ganize a brigade of his own in Ke. braska. has written Countv Commin. ioncr Bedford from Washington, where he went in the interests of the pian, that, his chances are bright for success. Despite his 71 years. General Colby is anxious to see service in the ores. tnt war. Commissioner Bedford, one of General Colby's old "pals" in the Indian wars, saya that he would like a commission in the proposed brigade. The commissioner is well past three score years ana ten. tOlllSMJRO SQUARE. By Robert Cutler. . New Tork. Tho MauMlll.B Company. 11.10, In Louisburg Square Mr. Cutter gives a shrewd and kindly picture of contemporary Boston, a really inti mate record of the society in which he has always lived and which he thoroughly knows. Throughout the book dominates the love story of Rosalind Copley. An aristocrat in every fibre finely human, eager for life and an almost idyilic dove, not at ail the new woman, yet none the less mistress of her time, she is a true, gentle and fascinating heroine. AOAMBNTICIJg, THB PURPLE HILT,. By Ethel and boon AforM. Boston. Sh.rmen, Pronoh Co. II. (0. What the mountain meant to Owa- isa and to her girls, and the influence of the camp fire upon those within its circle, is told with sweet simplicity. The camp fire flame burned through the years that came and went. . At last the time came for the girls to take up the real work ot lite, and a Jtlimpse is given of the lives which ay in wait for each girl beyond the threshold of happy irresponsible girl hoodlives with noble and worth while aims because of the tender guidance of Owaisa. DOUBLOONS AND THB GIRL. By John Maxwell rorbes. Now Tork. sully ana Klolntolek. 11.11. A book of up-to-date treasure hunt ing and love story combined. Opening in New York City with the finding of the aeaman'a chest containing a map and a mysterious document, the scene is quickly shitted to the bound ing ocean and then to a forgotten island of the West Indies. A story that is full of mystery and full of pretty love scenes with the breath of the salt lea blowing throughout all its pages, THE CHOSEN PEOPLE. By Sidney L. Ny. ours. j'Miaaoipbia. j. as. uppinoott com pany. 11.40. , A novel of men and woman work and faith. The story is of a brilliant young rabbi, his love for a girl and his belief in ideals, his struggle against forces of materialism and his resction from them. Those interested in the spiritual life of America will read and talk of this story, as it is the most distinctive work of the year. Labor, capital, orthodoxy and tree thinking, religious belief and religious life are among the forces which appear. By Evaloon Stoln. Boston. Lothrop, Leo 4 Ihopard. 11.00. Charming to both the eye and the mind is the story of Rosechen, a lit tle girl in the Xyrol, and a magpie, confined in a cage in a nobleman's castle to alone for the thievish ex ploit of a magpie of former genera tions that had a tragic result, this part of the story being historic. Rosechen's good little heart led her to disdain tradition and great trouble teemed likely to follow, but it chanced that the same little girl's kindness led to results of great importance, not only to herself and family, but to those of high station. HARRT HARDING, ilKSKKNGKR "46." By Alfred Raymond. Now Tork. Cupplos a Loon Co. 7S Cants. When Harry Harding bravely de cided to leave school in order to help his motlie' in the fight against pov erty, he took his first long step to ward successful manhood. How Harrv chanced to meet mischievous, red haired Teddy Burke, who preferred work to school, how Teddv and Harry became messengers in Martin Broth ers' department store, and what hap pened to them there is a story that never flags in interest. I, MART MACLANB. By Mary MaoLan.. New Tork. Frederick A. Stokea Com upany. 11.40. Here is a curtain drawn aside, dis closing a soul essentially rare and un usual, dwelling apart. Its attributes are lyric beauty, chaotic disregard of the conventionalities, passionate hu manness and a sense of humor which is elusive, creative, delicate. In the modern world the authoress scarcely' "k-i. v., eh:, c... tess baring of self the reader will dis cover odd compelling similarities to his own strengths and weaknesses. This is an adventure of the spirit ca'.t in heroic dimensions an epic of struggle and victory, heights and depths which will hold the reader spellbound. Juvenile Fiction. ROSECHEN AND THB WICKED MAGPIE PATSKT CARROLL AT WILDERNESS 1.UUUU. uy uraco ooraon. Now Tork. Cupplea A Leon Co, II. IS. Fatter Carroll succeeds in coaxinc her father to lease one of the luxuri ous camps at Lake Placid, in the Adirondack mountains, for the sum mer. Chaperoned by an aunt and ac companied by her three dearest friends, they motor into the heart of this delightful forest with Patsey as chauffeur. There they meet Cecil Vane, a young girl whose inheritance has been filched from her by an un scrupulous kinsman. The remarkable manner in which the troublesome document is finally brought to light, restoring to Cecil the inheritance she has despaired of ever regaining, fur nishes material for a ttory of the most absorbing interest. The volume is beautifully bound in blue and gold. THE GOOD LOSER. By E. Richard Scharor. Philadelphia. David McKay. 60 Cents. A very interesting and attractive story of a lovable boy and an above the average man. You will find it well worth the reading. BLUE ROBIN, THB OIRL PIONEER. By Rena I. Halsey. Boston. Lothrop, Leo A Shepard. Il.lt. Nathalie Page is just such a girl of 16 as one likes to read about. Obliged to exchange affluence in a large city for a modest home in a small one, she develops into capable young woman hood by becoming a member of the Girl Pioneers of America, that ster ling patriotic order that seeks to re vive the spirit of those who built up this country. Incidentally, Nathalie and her friends have the most enjoy able times imaginable and the book holds one's attention wonderfully. Miscellaneous. WHERE GARMENTS AND AMERICANS n enuft ny jeoaie Howell McCarthy. New Tork. Writers' Publlehlns Company. InrV nf 1iVl eve, am n( ti ...n... education for Americanization of for eigners, conducted in co-operation with New York Board of Education a challenge to hyphenatism. ORASPINO OPPORTUNITY. By Nathaniel C. fowler, Jr. Sully Klolntelch. Tl cents. . Articles and dialogues presenting the practice of those affirmatives and negativer, which together constitute the elements of success in business and in all other vocations. SERBIA. By Helen Leah Reed. Norwood, flui in. rumpton frees. This book claims to give the aver age reader a clear and concise ac count of Serbian history from the earliest times, with some attention to the present war. It has met the ap proval of various leading Serbians in this country. Hodman to Recover, But Will Keep Bullet Carl Flodman, the receiving teller of the Nebraska National bank, who shot himself accidentally Wednes day night, will carry a .38 calbre bul let in hit body for the rest of his life. Physicians say that the bullet, which entered below hit heart and narrowly missed that vital organ, has lodged in such a position in his back that he can carry it there without much inconvenience. It would en danger hit life to probe for the bul let. Flodman will recover, hospital re ports say. To Be Brought from Bluffs On Charge of Auto Theft Ed Swan son is locked in the jail at Council Bluffs awaiting requisi tion papers which will bring him to Omaha to face the charge of stealing an auto belonging to John Mullen, 240 Keeline building. Police say that he drove the machine Wednesday from this city to Glenwood, la., where he ran it into a sandbank. Fred James, alleged partner of Swanson, is under arrest at Elmo, Mo. He also is fighting hit return to 'Omaha by demanding requisition papert. Town House of Hope is To Be Closed by Board Chairman Payne of the board of directors of the House of Hope ad vised Superintendent Schreiber of the Board of Public Welfare that the town House of Hope at 958 North Twenty-seventh avenue will be closed as soon as proper disposition can be arranged for twenty occupants. Mr. Payne said his board has not taken action on the resignation of Rev. Charlea W. Savidge as superin tendent ot the House of Hope. German Playlet Given by Central High Students A German playlet, "Heinzelmann- chen," was given by German students of the Central High school. Every word was spoken in German. The cast was: Morris Mararolin as Dr. Leo Schonbach, Elfrieda Schafer as Irau Uberst Schonbach. Beulah Ku lakofsky as Sidonie Lohner. Helen Wahl as Elsa Lindemann, Margarte McWilliams as Kathe Wollkonf. Madalene Cohn as Grcte Schuster, and Willard Usher as Martin Deiner. 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A a lick of phalaetino, with eaay dlreo tlona, can be had at any druf atore. It I entirely harmlee (a ohlld could aa(ly eat It), ddorleaa and non-Irritating. Alwaya aold under a monoy-back guarantee, It la an tnntantneoue method, and o Uterolith that tho akin ta left perfectly amnoth and halrlase, bearing1 net tho lat evldano of I la former dlaflf uremtnt. AdvertlaemeDt. Good service is the foundation on which the Great Western's supremacy as a Twin City line is built. On, the Great Western you travel in luxurious Bteel cars, the best money can buy sleep- : I... H:t.i. 1 1 .t. Jilt, a( uy liiMb aim uaAlujr vu- . servation cars by day arrive "on ( time" almost without exception and trainmen are kind and obliging. -ft Lv. Omaha..... 1 :10p.m. Lr. Co. Bluff., :40p.m. Ar. Ft. Dodf.. 12 :37am. Ar. Mown ttty. t :11a.m. Ar. St Paul.... 7:30a.m. Ar. Minneapolis. 1:05 a.m. T:lt a,m. S&O p.m. 7iS9a.m 4:10 p.m. 1S:U p.m. t ill p.m. 1:05 p.m. 7 :50 p.m. 8 :H p.m. P. F. BONORDEN, C. P. and T. A. 1522 Faraam St., Omaha Phot) Douglas 260. U. P. FORCES MAY USE ARBOR DAY TO PLANT Jefferg Orders Headquarters Closed Monday that All May Start Gardens. MAY MOVE CLOCKS AHEAD All of the men and women who constitute the official and clerical force in Union Pacific headquarters, in an effort to reduce the high cost of living, will turn their attention to agricultural pursuits. , As a starter of the determination of Union Pacific people to go farm ing and gardening, General Mana ger Jeffcrs has issued an order that the headquarters bui,lding will be closed all Arbor day, next Monday. Heretofore Arbor day has brought with it a half holiday. This year em ployes will devote their time and energies to starting their gardens and getting them into good growing con ditions. No one is immune from the Union Pacific gardening order and those officials and employes who have not started on the work of tilling the soil, are urged to do so next Mon day. May Move Clock Ahead. In addition to going into the gar dening business next Monday, there is a probability that beginning May 1, for Union Pacific peoole who are going to crop their back yards and vacant lots, the clock will be pushed ahead an hour. Voting slips have been passed mrougn trie headquarters orhces, giv. ing officials and employes an oddop tunity to say wether or not they during the summer months desire to report for work at 7 AS in the morning and quit at 4:30 in the afternoon, in stead of starting at 8:15 and quitting at :M as now. The outcome will depend upon the result of the vote. It is understood, however, that in figuring on this extra hour of daylight in the after noon, that the time is to be devoted to working in gardens, instead of loafing. Boy Scouts Report Three Thousand Untidy Sites Scout Executive English announces that the recent survey of the city conducted by Boy Scouts showed 3,258 untidy conditions around Omaha homes and 131 vacant lots that are illegally used as dumping grounds for bottles, cans and ashes. ' The Scouts wilt make another sur vey of the city Saturday, April 28. A : tomorrow the boys will visit the Union Pacific shops, starting from Scout headquarters at 9:30 a. nl. Belgian Wants to Get Even With Kaiser Wilhelm Julian Vermeuldean. Beleian. was disappointed at navy recruiting head quarters fnday morning when he was rejected because he was not a citizen of the United States. "Let me join the fleet and get even with the kaiser," he pleaded with Lieutenant Waddell. Place Valuation of One Dollar on Foot Strip Philip Tebbina and W. B. White horn, city appraisers, placed a valua tion of $1 on a one-foot strip, 600 feet long, on Thirty-fturth avenue, Lake street to Patrick avenue. E. A. Smith, the third member of the ap praising board, brought in a minority report, with a valuation of $1,000. The city council will determine which is fair. This narrow strip has been of rec ord for many years. It separates Wise and Parmalee addition from the street A real estate firm will plat this addition and seeks to have the foot strip added to the street. Beix-ans Absolutely Removes Indigestion. One package proves it 25catalldruggist3 Perfectly formless I Pleasant to take i? ' Acts like Magic 1 PALACE CLOTHDfO CO. 1 A SALE IN WHICH STYLE IS KING Superfine, Mi-Wool, Stylish SPRING suns Every man and young man owes it to himself to see Una wonderful demonstration of tne Palace never equaled Suit values. This is a sale that'i absolute proof of the utterly unmatchable Suit val ues we offer you. This great underselling store is in a position to present you with the finest of Suits at the lowest of prices. 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