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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 24, 1917)
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MANILLA, IA GIVES
Tiny Village Sends Host of Re
cruits to Colors With
out Any Urging.
MANY ARE IN THEIR TEENS
If every town in the United States
furnished as many war volunteers in
proportion to population as Manilla,
la.. Uncle Sam's army would be over
1,000,000 men in a short time.'
With only 1,200 inhabitants and
many of them of German extraction,
Manilla sent thirteen army volun
teers . Monday and two others re
cently. ' -
Furthermore, Mayor, R. C. Saun
ders, with sixty parents, sisters,
friends and the only four civil war
veterans still living at Manilla, ac
companied the lads to Omaha. Most
of the town turned out to bid them
God-speed in the greatest patriotic
'demonstration Manilla ever held.
Get Diplomas Early.
In recognition of the patriotic spirit
that animated the volunteers the Ma
nilla school board granted diplomas
Monday morning to three that were
In the senior high school class, al
though graduation usually occurs in
All of the Manilla volunteers de
cided to fight for Old Glory without
being directly appealed to by any re
cruiting officers. They made up their
When their decisions were anounced
a patriotic rally was held at Manilla
Sunday night in their honor. Then
after a farewell breakfast, given them
by the town's people, practically the
whole population of the town gath
ered at the railway station and waved
last goodbys as the volunteers and
the big committee of escort started
Eldest Only Twenty.
Frank Berkemier. the oldest of the
nulla volunteers, is only A). Mar
Deter, the youngest, is only 16.
Allen and Robert Hird are twins. Vic
tor and Gifford Theobald are broth
ers. The others are Allen Saunders,
George Gaumer, Leslie Currier, Ed
Algee, Glen McCracken, Leo Perion
and Joseph Cooper.
McCracken, Gaumer and Robert
Hird were the three graduated from
high school early in order that they
might get diplomas and stilt serve
Velie Sowels, J. P. Barber, George
W. Fuller and Thomas Brown were
the civil war veterans who came to
Omaha with the mayor and commit
tee to start the' youthful soldiers on
the road to Old Glory's lighting
Manning, la., one of Manilla's
neighboring towns, also has sent a
large delegation of army volunteers
and more are reported coming to
Omaha to enlist.
Manilla promises to send another
group next week. Max Berkemier and
Joe Curtis of that town enlisted in
the army a short time ago.
Father Forgives Girl
Who Had Accused Him
After his daughter had accused him
of inciting her to a life of thievery,
R. B. Hawes, father of Irene Hawes.
has forgiven her. He says he will
help her in her fight to prove that she
and her chum, Emma Witcher, 1008
North Sixteenth street, are innocent
of stealing $200 worth of goods from
the Brandeis stores.
Mr. Hawes, who lives at 901 South
Twentieth street, first learned of his
daughter's arrest after she had told
police that he was the one who in
stigated the larceny of the goods.
Miss Hawes, who is 18 years old
and very pretty, will be the chief
witness for the state against G. H.
Moore, 4916 Cass street, held on a
Nebraska Elks Convention
Held this Week in Lincoln
Lincoln has issued a call to Ne
braska Elks to assemble there April
26 and 27 to attend the annual state
The announcement promises every
"Bill" who attends that Lincoln will
"out-do" itself in furnishing the
proper kind of entertainment.
Edward Latoskey to Disprove
Ends His Life.
MAKES THREE ATTEMPS
Edward Latoskey, 21-year-old car
penter living at 1047 Atlas street,
confirmed pacifist, to prove he was
not a coward, took his own life late
Sunday night. He feared that con
scription would compel him to
shoulder a gun and possibly take
other human lives before he would
IriSe his own.
His father, William Latoskey. natu
ralized citizen of German birth, de
clared that his son was a martyr to
principles of humanity. "He was not
a coward, anyway," he said, simply,
as he watched an undertaker carry
the body to the morgue.
Latoskey went to a barn in the
rear of 1026 Dominion street some
time Sunday flight and tied a half
inch rope to a rafter and then climbed
on top of a high box, from which he
jumped. Charles Pischa, 1026 Do
minion, found the body. In one of
Latoskey's pockets was a note: "I
leave my body to the medical college-According
to Latoskey's father, it
was incessant worry over war devel
opments that caused his son to pur
sue the course of action he did. It
was his third attempt at suicide with
in the last week, it is understood.
Orice before he jumped into the river,
but was pulled out by workmen who
saw him. The second time he tried
a rope, but it broke.
Armed Guards Now Watch
Food Storehouses Here
All elevators and warehouses where
foodstuffs are stored in and near
Omaha are now under armed protec
tion of the National Guard.
Before this additional guarding was
taken up Sunday, an incendiary fire
occurred in an elevator near here, but
it was put out before much damage
was done. The bomb in a carload of
oats shipped from Omaha to Denver,
combined with the incendiary fire and
other suspicious circumstances, led to
the guarding ot stores of grain and
After the guards were posted at
elevators, an auto passed one of the
new guard posts. Either a tire blow
out, an engine mis-fire or some similar
explosion, gave rise to a rumor that
a guardsman had been fire 1 on by a
This .eport was refuted by guard
officers. Trivate Larman of the
guard was one of the guards near the
scene of the noise. He and his super
ior officer.! reported to Vaior Todd
that the explosion was not that of a
firearm, but undoubtedly came from
a passing auto.
Mute, Denied in Militia,
Turns to Red Cross Work
James M. Gomme, 16, a deaf mute
attending the Nebraska School for
the Deaf here, tried to join the army
as a hospital corps man. When
turned down because of his loss of
hearing and speech he went to Jthe
Red Cross headquarters. 1219 Far
nam street, and joined that organiza
tion. He wrote that he desired to be
come an ambulance driver and that
other students at the Deaf institute
also wanted to serve their country in
A big membership campaign will
soon be ota-ted for the Red Cross
chapter here, Secretary W. G. Ure
said. In the meantime many Oma
haos are already paying in member
I You don't want the
i Germans to treat our
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