Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 29, 1917)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY REE: APRIL 29, 1917,
"i ill m m w mim m d i n m m ki i-ra;HV ., n mi r
WIH'lt E '111 aJTll Ik I it' J' i i in I K ?V J .m'llB 1UU FI a 8,1,1 1 1 . I m V ' W lUk & J I
in i it 1 1 1 i in "r-j i s i i i) ii v 'a j i z v. --re nwwii . n;; a i aivit'j t. w i n ill - if i
nil : I n iii'i if vvi i i ii , wzm i m mmimimmmmmWMmm
jb ill iff iu. i mm x ii ink Mwm ihi, ih i .,.1 u Mum in iihit m twh ft vy , 1 ie-?;:: cj aVM.ii e ii h"H fliii-R lit i up tuai i i
ri ' i :i ic i iiiK I iii ni .w ib 1 1 i i uk vm .i tivuv iyy'f ' jtj i 1 innm i n e il rr life , i i' r si .
j ? hi M lit lias i hi .. w 1 1 m m a 'irara n i m w a,
Hot Another Omaha District
Will Show as Much Build
ing Activity This Year.
Not- another street in Omaha has
such immediate building prospects be
fore it a's.Doilglas street in the busi
ness sectiori. Douglas now has im
mediate prospects , for seven sky
scrapers in a direct line within a
lineal distance of four city blocks.
All of thesc'strange to say, will be
on the north side of the street.
Highest of these, of course, is the
Hotel Fontenelle, which has already
been in existence a few years and has
become a landmark on that street.
Next to it, on- the west, stands the
Masonic 'temple; with ten stories.
now being completed.
New 'Phone Building.
West of that excavation is in prog
ress, at, Nineteenth street, for the
construction of the fourteen-story
$1,000,000 headquarters building of
the Nebraska Telephone company.
Down .the. hifj a Wf. block from the
Hotel Fontenelle will be the Omaha
Athletic club, with its ten stories.
Bids are now in and the contract will
be let in a few days. A half block
east of this will be the fourteen-story
building contemplated by the Bran
deis interests, who have just obtained
a long-time -lease- on the - Bnshman
block, better known as the Kennedy
corner, the northeast corner of Six
teenth and Douglas. One block east
have obtained a long-time lease on
the Creighton block, where they con
template a fourteen-story, building.
Immediately east of this is the site of
the old Continental block, now ; de
stroyed by fire. Recent negotiations
brought this site by a long-time lease
into the hands of A. H. Blank of Des
Moines, president of the Strand
Amusement 'company, who plans to
build a twelve-story moving picture
house aad 6tore building there.
Seven in a Row.
This completes the seven skyscrap
ers in a lineal distance of four blocks,
and makes a prospect of changing
Omaha's skyline so radically in the
next twelve or twenty-four months
that those who might be away a year
would . feel lost in the maze of new
structures ,hse. .
So much for Douglas street.. This
street will.nqt be' (he only one,' now:,
ever, over which the skyline will be
changed,, The First National . bank
building, in the pivotal heart of the
city, of'-TourseV-changed -the skyline
several months ago. It is again to be
changed by "the Wolf-Hiller hotel
building of fourteen stories at Six
teenth and ' Harney streets.- It will
be changed by. the ten-story automo
bile and garage building contempla
ted by the' Keystone Investment com
pany at Seventeenth and Howard
streets. It will be changed some
what by, the. ..beautiful apartment
house's v.-hich are going up every
where. r"d'- the great additions to
the wholesale houses and factory i
iVan'3 in the section of the city given
over r'pre, especially to this line of
activity; . ' ' .
Omaha Realtors Going to
Conference at Kansas City
The .Omaha Real Estate board at
a meeting Wednesday showed con
siderable interest in city planning and
especially in'be'ing represented at the
national sonference of city planning
boards in Kansas City May 7 to 9.
Invitations were read from real es
tate men- of Kansas City to real es
tate men of Omaha. One from Pres
ident F.p.G. Sharon of the Kansas
City board- urged the Omaha realtors
to be present, George T. Morton,
chairman of the Omaha City Plan
ning corrifmssion, told the meeting
that they would be well repaid by at
tending) He. called attention to work
that hatf been done in Baltimore,
probably the most extended piece of
platting and the most elaborate- ever
attempted in this country.
The program for the conference
shows that George E. Kessler, St.
Louis, will 'be prominent in the con
tention. He is known in Omaha and
has advised the water board and the
park commissioner as to the work
here. The sen-iment of the Omaha
Real Estate board indicates that there
would be a good delegation attending,
not only to hear the program and to
enjoy the entertainment -offered by
realtors in Kansas City, but also to
see what has been done in the Coun
try club, and other suburbs of Kan
sas City in correct planning.
It was the sentiment of the board
that the officials of Omaha should be
well represented. A committee of
three was appointed, George T. Mor
ton, C. W. Martin and Ernest Sweet,
to secure a-representative delegation
Omaha Real Estate Board
Urges Appraisement Body
The Ornaha Real Estate board, pro
poses to urge the public to consider
the advantages offered by securing
the services of the board's' appraise
In many of the large cities all legal
appraisements are submitted by at
torneys and the courts to the real es
tate board and the appraisements are
considered not only official, but au
thoritative. In an estate where there
are four heirs and three separate
pieces of property, two of them cen
tal and the third a suburban ten-acre
tract, wishing to divide the propertv.
the parties came to the appraisement
eommitte of the board and paid the
fee, which is very moderate, for the
appraisement on' the separate proper
ties. Several attorneys have recently
asked for the services of the cotnmit-
tee in cases which are pending in
Fixa's Plan for a Bungalow
i tP Ii II
! - i! rteev j- - . !
K - jrp-.-------'i y-.-i zysL.
fri', di' W
This plan is one of a story and a
half bungalow that has been built a
number of times with varied exteriors.
The general arrangement is one that
is compact and it is as small a house
as can be built and still keep all of
the salient and important points of
a well annointed home. Ill this small
plan will be noted a china pantry with
built-in cases, and a clothes chute. A
grade landing leads to the basement,
opening from the exterior and from
the kitchen and a small reception hall,
from which the main stair leads. The
dining room and the living rooms
court which require appraisement.
The eommitte consists ol:
Chairman E. R. Benson, with Hast
ines & Hevden: P. I. Tebbins, YV. R.
McFarland, C. A. Grimmel and YV.
Application may be made to the
chairman of the committee or to the
secretary of the board by those wish
ing the assistance of the committee.
Peters Trust Company Agent
For Many Apartment Houses
The Peters Trust company has been
appointed agent and manager of, the
following apartment houses:
Ardmore terrace, Fifty-ninth and
California, six-room apartment house
to be completed May 1; Mason,
Thirty-first and Mason streets, twelve
five-room apartments; Potter, (Thirty-third-
and Farnam streets, twelve
apartments: Joyce, now under con
struction, Turner boulevard and Cali
fornia street; Urbana, 1317 Park
avenue; Nathan, Spruce street and
Sherman avenue; apartment house
section of Colonial, Thirty-eighth and
Farnam; a new apartment house now
being built at Twenty-sixth and
The property department of the
Peters Trust company has closed two
down town leases. The Master Sales
company has taken a lease on the
building, three stories and basement,
414-18 South Twelfth street, and will
move its automobile accessories busi
ness there. The Mangum Printing
company has taken a lease on the
two-story and basement building at
1220 Harney street, and has moved
into these quarters.
Oil Companies Pay Well
For Filling Station Locations
The public is impressed with the
price that'the oil companies are will
ing to pay for locations for gas sta
tions. Two valuable corners have
recently been sold for this purpose at
$25,000, the last purchase being by
the Standard Uil company, in
Kountze Reserve, at Nineteenth and
Howard streets, sold through Tukey
for that figure.
Automobile owners are asking
themselves whether they are having
to pay for these valuable corners by
the increased price of "gas" or wheth
er the rapidly increasing sales and
smaller profits are what makes possi
ble the purchase of corners that run
into the $10,000 in cost.
Interest Centers on the
East and West Streets
Interest in real estate circles has
continued to center around Harney
and Farnam, Twenty-sixth and Thir
tieth streets. Douglas, Howard and
other east and west streets are also
affected by the same movement.
Some interesting stories are told
about the increasing values in these
localities. A business man in the re
tail line who puts his spare money as
fast as he gets it into real estate
in 1906 paid $7,000 for an improved
property in this neighborhood and it
is now being offered with a fair pros
pect of sale for $30,000.
Given Another Big Boost
The "buy-a-home" campaign was
?:iin pien a lionet at ihe last meet
ing oi the Omaha Real Estate board.
Papers from Oakland, Cal.. where for
weeks this has been the principal
theme of discussion, were distributed.
opt n nicely into each oilier, with a
colonnade opening which has book
cases on living room side. The second
floor has two very large bedrooms and
a bathroom, and opening from the
hall is a linen closet and the clothes
chute. Exceptionally large closets are
shown op this plan. By arranging this
differently three bedrooms could be
worked in on this floor. For further
information regarding this plan or any
other plan that you maye have in
mind write or call Home Builders,
Inc., 202 South Seventeenth street.
In that city ministers preach about
buying a home, the school children
write and sing about it and the news
papers give space to this topic.
B. R. Hastings reported that let
ters from friends in that city indi
cated that there had been a great
stimulus given to real estate by the
"buy-a-home" slogan, and that it was
considered to be one of the best
things to cultivate thrift and the habit
of saving that had ever been started
in that city. Other coast cities are
giving this movement attention as
well as the leading cities throughout
the country. A campaign will be made
HARVARD MAN KNOWS BABIES
Undergraduates Far Ahead of Rad
cliffe Girls in Nursery Ob
servation. One naturally would expect that
Harvard's undergraduates would be
wise to the various movements of
grown-up babies, but even the most
optimistic family man would he slow
to declare that they knew more about
the traits of infancy than do girls of
their own age.
For instance, Prof. Johnson of Har
vard's department of education off
hand asked his clas of twenty girls
in Radcliffe how many different ways
a baby creeps. The girls, after much
thought and discussion, could only
think of two methods of babyhood
"Why, young ladies, T asked that
same question of niy class in Har
vard, and they discovered no less than
seven," said Prof. Johnson.
The seven methods of creeping
tolled off to Prof. Johnson by his
Harvard class follows:
They creep on all fours.
They hitch along, using the hips
Some roll along like a ship in a
Some instead of creeping forward
Some move on their hands, lifting
their bodies as one would on crutches.
Some move forward with hands and
feet in front, like a rabbit.
Some put their heels in front of i
them propelling themselves along.
"This proves that these undergrad
uates were more observing or had
better memories than the girls," Prof.
Johnson says. Boston Transcript.
HEAL WOUNDS WITH SUGAR
German Army Surgeon Uses Ordi
nary Granulated Article on
The astonishing number of recov
eries, running up to 80 and even 'JO per
cent of the wounded, is due to im
provement in the methods of treat
ment which have been developed in
handling these all too abundant cases.
There will not be so large a propor
tion of one-armed and one-legged men
as there were among our civil war
Dr. Alexis ' Carrel of France lias
shown how to prepare a cheap and
very effective antiseptic from sodium
hypochlorite and boric acid. From
the other side comes the report of an
even simpler treatment. J)r. Kricii
Meyer, in the military supplement of
the Munchener Medizinische Woch
enschrift, reports that he has got good
results by dressing the wounds with
ordinary granulated sugar after wash
ing thcin out. The wounds are simply
cuvered with a compress and the su
gar renewed every second or third
day. Whatever may prove to he tin'
value of this treatment, it is at lets
worth knowintt m c-;tsf no surgeon i
within call, New York Independent.
Disposing of Tax Questions
When Sales Are Made is
ALL SEEK LEGISLATION
The Chicago Real Estate board
claims to be "the oldest and most in
fluential in the world." This board
issues monthly a bulletin, a magazine
of more than 100 pages. The last
one contains an address given at one
of the weekly luncheons of the hoard
on the "Real Estate Man and the
The Chicago realtors seem to have
the same problems as the boards of
Omaha and other cities. This is
shown by the reports of their "good
housing" committee and the commit
tee on housing the negro race. They
also have the same difficulty evidently
that is experienced by Omaha real
tors in deriding when taxes should
be assumed by the purchaser and
when they should be paid by the
grantor, at the time of the year when
taxes arc not jet payable, hut the
date of paying is near at hand.
An Old Controversy.
Omaha realtors have always had at
this season of the year considerable
controversy as to who should pa
the city taxes which are not payable
until May 1, and yet are liens months
before. The Chicago board is trying
to secure legislation specifying the
date or dates that will make a divid
ing line between the grantor and the
grantee paying taxes.
The Omaha real estate owners and
real estate agents would like to see
something decisive done in Nebraska,
particularly covering the city tax
Omaha is said to he probably the
only city in the country where taxes
are paid in advance. City taxes are
due May 1 and delinquent July 1 for
the current year. It is a rule in most
places in states and municipalities
that taxes do not become payable un
til toward the close of the year, and
are not delinquent until some time in
the year following.
Taxes Paid in Advance.
For instance, the state and county
taxes of Nebraska are payable No
vember 1 of the current year, but are
not delinquent until May 1 of the fol
lowing year. City taxes being delin
quent July 1, the city has the money
six months in advance. The whole
tax system, with its varied times of
payment and the different funds and
taxes to be considered, show a cum
bersome and expensive method of do
ing business, and is most inconveni
ent for the taxpayer.
The realtors have from year to
year and from legislature to legisla
ture undertaken to readjust these dif
ficulties, but have not succeeded
farther than a few years ago
through the Real Estate exchange
it was brought about that taxes
should all be paid to a common treas
urer and at a, common office.
DIGS UP $7,000 IN KETTLE
Wisconsin Farmer Discoveres Gold in
Iron Pot Under Ground.
Seven thousand dollars In gold was
the treasure John Rugowski, a truck
farmer, found hidden two feet under
ground while working in his- garden
near Manitowoc, Wis.
Rugowski struck an old iron kettle
with a shovel, and, digging it up, care
lessly cast it aside, when tie soied the
Now the question arises to whom I
does the money belong, because i
Kugowski is only a tenant on the
farm. The property is owned bv the !
estate of the late John Meyer, which '
is still being settled. Heirs of the !
estate claim the treasure, but Rugow- I
ski intimates that possession is nine ;
points of law, and whoever nets the
money from him will have trouble.
for years the farm was owned by
a man named Muck, an eccentric
character, who had no faith in banks.
It is he who is thought to have hidden
the wealth. The property has changed
hands a number of times. Milwaukee
Keep floors furniture
and woodwork like new
Please don't scrub varnished floors or
woodwork. Dust and clean them with
out destroying their lustre by giving them
an occasional tubbing with
PMII ft llmJjff I We Have Moved! gj
PjfLCL MJ3 I NEBlttSKA COMPOUND Ij
tmmTt' rSjlIj Jj' a H Formerly located at E I
It does not leave
a tacky surface to
catch dust. We
guarantee it to re
move all dirt and
grease and to leave a
bright finish. Use it
on your piano, even,
without fear. Re
new the surface of your carriage or automobile
Use Devoe Polishing Oil according to simple
directions on the bottle. The less oil you use the
better the results.
Get a small bottle to-day. It
time and work in a dozen ways.
DEVOE & RAYNOLDS CO.
Chicago Kansas City Denver Minneapolis
Fonniled In New Vorlt In 1754. The oldest
Carnegie Hero Fund
PiUshurfj, I'a,, April 27. -Twenty-two
acts of heroism were recognized
by the Carnegie Hero Fund commis
sion at its spring mertuiR here today.
In one ia? a silver medal was
awarded; in twenty-one cases bronze
medals. Four ot the heroes lost their
lives, and to the dependents of two
of these pensions aKRreKatinu $840
a year wrrc prantcd; to the dependent
of one of the other who los? their
lives, the sum of $500 was granted,
to he applied as the commission may
In addition to these money grints,
in five cases $h,300 was appropriated
for educational purposes, payments
to be made as needed and approved,
and in ten cases awards apRregating
$5,000 were made for other worthy
purposes. Payments in those cases
will not be made until the hene
ficiaries' plans lor the use of the
awards have been approved by the
The only silver medal was awarded 1
to the widow of Joseph J. O'Donnell,
who died attempting to save William j
1 Rolni from electric shork at South i
Bethlehem, Fa., October ZZ, 1916. She !
was .itso iveri a pension.
Mexico Puts Ban on the
Removal of Antiques
O'orrfnpontlAnc, of The Anorlatad Prras.)
Mexico City, Mexico, April 17.
The taking from the country without
government authorization of objects
of art or archeological interest, which
have been in the churches, has been
strictly prohibited on the ground that
such objects are the property of the
nation. Copies or duplicates must be
approved before they can be ex
ported. Three carloads of alleged antiqui
ties and objects of art recently
shipped from here to the United
States have been stopped at Laredo
under the ruling. The shipment will
be examined by an agent of the di
rector of arts. i
War Has Cost Holland
Two Hundred Million
(Corr.Bponilonrn uf Tim Associated PrtM.)
The Hague, Netherlands, March 25.
The war has cost Holland $2J5,480,
000, according to the latest official an
nouncement, this sum having been
spent on the upkeep of the mobiliied
army and navy, together with tne
supply of cheap food, the care
of refugees, and the like.
Moreover, the rate of expenditure
is rising. The last half year the cost
was $57,060,000, as. against $45,400 for
the preceding six months. With the
ever-mounting cost of the provision
of cheap food, the figures are ex
pected ' to continue their upward
course in the current year.
is the highest grade fence on
the market; heavier, stronger
and closer spaced than any
other; complete, erected on
wood posts, 25c per lineal foot
We carry a full line of wire
and iron fences and gates, trel
lises for roses and vines, flower
bed borders, fences, stays, steel
posts for field fencing.
Also we make flag poles.
Come in and see our line and
get our low prices.
Send for catalogue.
Anchor Fence Co.
207 North 17th St.
Phone Red 614.
manufactures concern in the United States,
JK 1 Webiter 2884
''' 'fff! jlwj 'Jl j ame Phone number li
HHU r 5
w ,. ms. apjji-jl. Jwisf,
Investors in Home Build
ers' Preferred Shares
have mortgage security
aiicl are guaranteed pay
Wire and Iron Fences and
Gates for Lawn
Garden and Poultry Yards
Trelliaea for Vines and Roses
Crape Arbors Flower Beds
Iron and Wire
Screen Door Guards
Send for Catalogue
15th and Jackson Sts.
Pays for a Home at Least One
If you pny for your home through this Association
you pay for it but once and it is yours. If you continue
to rent you pay for a home every ten years and it still
remains the property of the landlord.
Ask Yourself This Question:
Am I paying for my own home, or for the landlord's?
If the latter, call at our office and we will explain
our systematic method for Home Owning.
Our plan calls for a monthly payment of $1.00 per
$100.00 borrowed; 50 cents interest and 50 cents dues
(principal), or $10.00 per month per $1,000.00, $5.00
of which is interest and $5.00 dues (principal).
WE WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU
Omaha Loan & Building Association
Northwest Corner 15th and Dodge Sts.
G. W. Loomis, President W. S. Wright, Vice President
W. H. Adair, Secretary and Treasurer
J. T. Helgren, Asst. Secretary A. A. Allwine, Asst Secretary
The Keynote to Success Is Attention to Business
Our trees and shrubs grow because they are fresh dug
and properly handled. Let us figure your wants today.
Choice Concord Grapes, $2.50 Per 100
Phone Benson 534. P. J. FLYNN, Prop.
DON'T STOP BUILDING
We can save you money on your
A Million Brick, at
$2.50 Per Load
Cast Iron Columns and Lintels, at
2 Cents Per Pound
Steel Beams, at
3 Cents Per Pound
DRY WHITE PINE
Second Hand Lumber
$20 to $24 Per Thousand
Doors and Windows.
lc to 3c Per Roll
Lumber & Wrecking Co.,
Phone Doug. 349. Glaring
Buy your glass and paint at
Henry M. Johannszen
Gleas and Paint Company
1 14 S. 14th St. Omaha, Neb.
Telephone Douglas 8980.
1-1" tt -araar - rr- -r-rr - - -4
INSULATIONS & ROOFING 5'3
We contract for the application of all roofing and insulative materials
NATRO CO. Roofing Product!. 1114 Jackson St.'
AH Invested Funds
Secured by Mortgages
able Jan. and July 1st.
Home Builders, Inc., invests its funds in
sood mortgagn on new properties built only
to order by Home Builders for reliable people
and worth nearly double the amount of the
mortgage. $1.00 shares in any number by
mail or in person.
American Security Co., Fiscal Agents.
HOME BUILDERS, Inc.
Chairs and Settees
Tree and Flower Guards
& WIRE WORKS
Tel. Douglas 1590.
Will the floor you are puttinr on
today Hill b giving iatiaftctlon
Will you ba ready than to iat
"Thii floor hat nevtr coat ma on
emit for repalraT"
It'a worth money to you to know
fiaum'n Fraaarvative atopa rot and
aplinterlng of wood doa away
with all dusting and ma ken CON
CRETE FLOORS water, acid,
graaae and oil proof.
Furnlahed and Applied by
Joseph P. Redding
314. IS Farnam BuiMInf,
Old First National Bank Bide,
E. J. DAVIS
1212 Farnim St. Ttl. D. 1S3
A food contractor ! aasential to Ihe
inaklns ol substantial home. All resi
dence work and repairing la my specialty.
Estimates cheerfully furnished.
N. L THOMSEN
S204 Leavenworth St. Phone Wal. 1387.
The Best in Asbestos.
Powered by Open ONI