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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 13, 1917)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 13, un,
MRS. CANGESTAD I
HELD UNDER BOND
Wife of Real Estate Broker
Bound Over for Trial on
Charge of Stabbing Her
Husband With Shears,
Mrs. N'ina Mae Gangestad, militant
wife of Edward G. Gangestad, real es
tate broker, smiled all the time she
Wis in court yesterday to answer to
the charge of stabbing her husband
with intent to wound.
Not once did she glance at Mr.
Gangestad, who leaned on a stout
cane and gazed grimly at his wife's
back, the only view she allowed him.
Not a word did Mrs. Gangestad
otter. Through counsel she entered
i plea of not guilty, waived prelim
inary examination and was bound
iver to the district court under bonds
The posting of the bond was merely
I matter of minutes. The fair de
fendant had already offered a bond of
$2,000 as surety for her appearance
Woman Modishly Gowned.
Mrs. Gangestad wore a black and
white checked suit of stylish cut, a
large picture hat with two birds of
paradise feathers and a scarf of white
fox fur. From her ear lobes hung
The domestic affairs of the Gange
stads bulk large in police history. A
divorce, a remarriage, a suit for di
vorce, a reconciliation and an assault
and battery, case preceded Mrs.
Gangestad's alleged stabbing of her
husband with a pair of shears. Later
Mrs. Gangestad and Walter Jewell, a
bell boy in a local hotel, were ar
rested on a statutory charge.
Mr. Gangestad swore out the war
rants in the last case, which is await
ing trial in district court.
Detroit Couple Wedded
' Here to Escape Mann Act
Sam Lenenberg, 30 years- old,
charged by federal authorities with
having violated the Mann act in bring
ing May Schor, 22 years old, to
Omaha from Detroit, Mich., and the
young woman were married by Judge
Crawford in county court Saturday
morning to escape prosecution. United
States Marshal Klynn, a deputy jailer,
and County Jail Matron Johns were
The bridegroom was released from
jail in order to be married at the re
quest of the Department of Justice.
After the ceremony Lenenberg was
taken to the federal building and then
released on $1,000 bond.
The "tip" resulting in the man's ar
rest was given to the federal offi
cials by a former sweetheart of the
girl, who came to Oinaha from De
troit and asked her to return home
No Wife Beaters in Omaha
Since Nebraska Went Dry
There are fewer cases of drunken
ness and wife-beating in Omaha now
than ever before in the history of the
Since May 1 only ten. men have been
arrested on the charge of drunken
ness. In the first twelve davs of Mav.
1916, the number of "drunks" in po
lice court was eighty-seven.
Since Mav 1. 1917. not a single case
of wife-beating has been tried in po
lice court. - -"I
have had only one complaint
from a wife about the abuse her hus.
band was giving her," said Judge
Madden, "and that trouble was ad
justed without bringing either party
into court. - "
What the Women Can Do in War
By LEONARD WOOD,
Major General United Statu Army.
War brings with it a call to na
tional service for women as well as
men. There are two very important
ways in which women can help the
nation in war:
First By working in industry,
thereby releasing men for the front,
Second By joining the American
Every man and woman owes it as a
duty to the country to become a mem
ber of the American Red Cross. Mem
bershipit is as low as $1 should be
universal. Instead of having a mem
bership of 500,000, as at present, the
American Red Cross should far ex
ceed the 1,800.000 membership in Ja
pan, the 1,400,000 in Russian and the
million each in France and England.
Membership alone does not neces
sarily imply service. It means merely
that one helps to support the admin
istrative organization directing the
work of the Red Cross.
After membership there is opportu
nity .for service with the Red Cross.
Every chapter has its work rooms and
its auxiliaries. It has trained instruc
tors in the preparation of hospital and
surgical supplies needed here and
Many chapters have classes in first
aid to the wounded, home care of the
sick, home dietetics and in the making
of surgical dressings. All of these
are at the service of women who
wish to aid their country.
But what the Red Cross does need
today is trained women for the work
of military relief. The immediate call
is for competent nurses. A soldier's
life is too precious to risk in un
skilled hands. Nurses must largely be
drawn from the hopitals of the cities.
Women must be found to take the
places of many nurses in civilian hos
pitals. To prepare for this emer
gency the Red Cross has been con
ducting great training classes for
From them will largely be drawn
also the nurses' aids attached to the
base hospitals organized throughout
the country. Twenty-eight of these
hospitals, with 500 beds each and a
complement of fifteen nurses' aids,
are now ready for active service. Even
CAR FARE MAY BE
Street Railway Company Con
siders Six-Cent Rate to
Offset Increased Cost
A 6-ccnt street car fare Is among
the possibilities which may strike
Omaha amidships during these days
of II. C. oi L.
"The continually advancing cost of
materials is a problem with all trac
tion companies of the' country," said
General Manager Leussler of the
Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Rail
"We do not wish to change from
the standard 5-cent fare if we can
possibly help it. It is a question
whether the public would rather have
a lower standard of service or a high
er rate of fare. We don't think our
patrons would stand for a depreciated
service," continued this official.
The Wall Street Journal of this
week carries an article on the subject
State railway commissions of eastern
states have authorized a 6-ccnt rate
and even as high as 7 cents in some
instances upon showings made by the
Mr. Leussler declares his company
has been giving the matter considera
tion, but nas arrived at no decision.
Officials of the Omaha company say
they will wait a while longer, hoping
that the situation may offer a silver
lining, but he intimates that if no re
lief conies soon serious thought must
be given to the 6-cent rate proposi
tion. Coal Miners of Wyoming
Given Increase in Pay
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 12. Four
thousand coal miners in the Wyoming
district were granted an increase of
from 7 to 8 cents a ton, effective im
mediately on all coal mined, under an
agreement signed today with south
ern Wyoming coal operators.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
the djctors and nurses attached to
these units have been innoculated
against typhoid and other dangers of
The functions of the Red Cross,
however, go far beyond service in
military hospitals. In addition to the
department Of military relief is the
department of Civilian relief, equally
large and equally important.
Dependents of fighting men cannot
be neglected. Red Cross committees,
assisted by expert investigators, take
care of children who need aid. The
needs of convalescing soldiers from
the front, will be looked after.
If the' time comes when women
must go into industry, the burden of
caring for children must be shifted
from many mothers. Homes or nur
series must be found for infants. It
is the Red Cross that is called upon
to meet these emergencies also.
Between the Red Cross and other
relief organizations there should be
co-operation. The independent or
ganizations should constitute a sort
of "relief militia," or service force.
Americanization Night .
At the Commercial Club
Sixty aliens will complete their cit
izenship at the - Commercial club
rooms Monday night This will oc
cur on the occasion of the second
Americanization night held at thj
club rooms recently. The program
will begin at 8 o'clock.
All the district judges will be pres
ent, and the privileges and responsi
bilities of citizenship will be ex
plained by prominent speakers.
Invitations are being lent out to
several hundred foreign-born persons
in Omaha who attended night schools
preparatory to taking out citizenship
papers. It is hoped that many of
them may be brought in. to wjtness
Sues on Policy of Man
Supposed to Be Dead
Court of Honor, a fraternal order,
answering the suit of Mrs. Alice E. R.
Mitchell, suing in district court on a
$1,000 policy held by her husband,
Charles D. Mitchell, who disappeared
October 30, 1916, denies he is dead.
The widow is confident that her
husband is the man who jumped from
the Douglas street -bridge into the
Missouri river last fall. Clothing
identified as that worn by Mitchell
at the time of his disappearance was
found later. The bridge toll man saw
a man climb over the railing and jump
into the river, but his identity was
never positively established.
Women to Knit Sweaters
And Socks for the Soldiers
Inquiries are being made at the
National League of Woman Service
headquarters for evening classes in
knitting sweaters and socks for the
"It is very possible that such classes
will be formed for the business
women as soon as the knitting ma
chines arrive," said Mrs. A. C Smith,
As classes will be held in the league
rooms during the day, the women in
charge are anxious for all interested
,to visit the headquarters and register.
Yarn may be bought at wholesale
prices at the league rooms.
Probable Next Week
Washington, May 12. Weather pre
dictions for the week beginning Sun
day, May 13, issued today, follows:
Plains states and upper and middle
Mississippi valley: Normal tempera
ture probable; generally fair except
that local rains are probable Tues
day. Rocky mountain and plateau
regions: Normal temperature prob
able; scattered local rains likely first
half over central and northern por
tions; latter half fair.
What Is the Weight of the Car?
Why Is This Question
So Often Tabooed?
ONE of the most difficult tasks for any car
salesman to explain satisfactorily is why
most fine cars must weigh between 3000
and 4000 pounds, when the Franklin Touring
Car, for instance, weighs just 2280 pounds.
Big Weight Is
Car Owner's Loss
We admit our inability to advance any real reason.'
We know too well what Scientific Light Weight means in
the Franklin Car.
Franklin weights are not attained to meet today's de
mand for light cars, but are the results of fifteen years of
consistent scientific-light-weight car building.
The difference between the Scientific-Light-Weight
Franklin and cars burdened with unnecessary deadweight
is daily illustrated on the used-car market
Used Franklins for sale are scarce, but if you find one,
price it and see for yourself how high its value is in pro
portion to other used-car values.
Figure what is back of Franklin records of 10,000 miles
to the set of tires and 20 miles to the gallon of gasoline.
Then investigate the claims of
Franklin owners for unusual road
ability, safety and comfort.
Look around and see if any
heavy car is equalling the general
satisfaction that Franklin owners
We say find out all you can
about the car you're going to own
That's business-like way to
judge whether Scientific Light
Weight or superfluous weight ap
peals to you and your purse.
Franklin Motor Car Company
2205 Farnam Street Phone Douglas 1712
which in time of war should merge
with the Red Cross just as the Na
tional Guard merges with the regular
The Red Cross is the big brother of
the medical services. The army and
navy cannot get along without it.
Without it i warring nation is almost
helpless for the reason that a nation
in time of war is unable to provide
an adequate medical organization
without civilian aid.
In no war have there ever been
enough nurses and surgeons. As no
chain is stronger than its weakest
link, so no army is stronger than its
Red Cross. So clearly ii this under
stood that in time of war the govern
ment requires the Red Cross to give
all its energies and facilities to the
nation, caring for the fighting men
and their dependents at home.
The Red CroSs is the only organiza
tion authorized by the government to
render war relief service. It acts
under a charter from the government.
Congress passed the act incorporating
it. This a.-t made the president its
official head and placed representa
tives of the army and navy on its di
In other words, the Red Cross is
officially as much a part. of the gov
ernment machinery as the army it
Despite this official standing, how
ever, the Red Cross must depend upon
voluntary service of women and men.
It is the great volunteer army that is
serving hu-nanity as well as the na
tion. And it is an army made up
largely of women.
You sit in it not on it.
That's why the
delivers comfort like the biggest car
made. The Liberty leads in thought
of the owner. Get into one today,
W. M. CLEMENT MOTORS CO.,
2512-14 Farnam St., Omaha.
Phon Douglas 5218.
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245 Omaha National Bank Building. ' OMAHA, NEB.
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