Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 27, 1917, SOCIETY, Image 18
The Omaha Sunday Bee OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1917.' When Beveridge Was a School Boy Now He's to Be Superintendent' " " Y . of All 'Omaha's School "Boy's cT7 ...... ' By EDWARD BLACK. J.-H.. Beveridge almost entered upon a career as jockey, earned hit 111 SI wages uuhpib v rowt at 17 centi per day, was born in the house that was the birthplace . vot former unnea oiaics atm J. Beveridge of Indiana, and hold, the relationship of aecond cousin to that illustrioua Hoosier ttatesman- "if Mr. Beveridge had yielded to his youthful inclinations when he fas 1 5 years of age, it is not probable that Glidden, la., would point to him with pride as the man who put the town on foe educational map; Missouri Val ley would not have had him during a period of his progress, nor would Council Bluffs be sending him across the river to take the superintendency of the public school tystem of Greater Umana s new icnuui w owned the best horse in Winchester . m: ,.,i,.r lm lived from ' "oirt 00fehUy.i"anH.0rodeA.oh0.ndI from the little district school, and when he taught his first county i school at the age of 17, he rode home on Friday afternoon and helped the folks on the 'farm. At a county , fair he was Inveigled to enter a ace which he won. A man from "the big city" suggested that he would make a great jockey. ' , , "I almost listened to the siren voice, but' I . suppose the pedagogical in stinct was so strongly implanted by my father, who had been a teacher, that I just followed a natural bent and entered upon my fe work as teacher," he said. ,a..a He hat an intensely human tide and impresses one as a man who rs sure of himself. The practical affairs of - everyday life appeal to him and those who have been close to him for nine years in Council Bluffs say he has an unobtrusive but effective way. of reaching the heart of a boy or girl. "Work" has been his motto ever since he was a boy He knows what it means to work from "sun to sun, and jokingly said he found his place in the aun on his father's farm many yeare ago. He knows what it is to take one end of a cross-cut saw. The dignity of labor was the key-note of hi paternal advice. His 15-year-old ton. Wendell, has a newspaper route it. tii..ir. mm heranse dad does not earn enough money for the tam ily, but because the boy hat been taught the lesson of thrift Mr. Beveridge was born m High land county, Ohio, in an old-fashioned wtih musive fireplace and large 'stone chimney on the outside. tu f.rm wai on Brush creek. Al bert I. Beveridge, who was born in this house, is first cousin of John Thomas Beveridge, father of Omaha s new auperintendent. The fathers of former Senator Beveridge and John ti ia..r;,lr were brothers. x manias wcni'-B- --- . r When he was 1 year of age Mr. Beveridge't parents moved to Win chester, in Adams county, Ohio, where they atill maintain ineir nums, the elder Beveridge being 78 years of age and stilt Keeniy intcicsrcu ... ...v educational affairs of his counuy. Before he was 16 years of age you-ig Beveridge had mastered the higher branches of mathematics and at 17 he held a county certificate to teach. At two months past 17 he took the Eu gene county school, his first class . numbering five pupils from one to lour years older than hnnsclf. His fisst pay as teacher was $20 a month, out of which he kept himself and horse.. , . "I remember riding home on f ri day evening from that first country school and plowing corn for the folks until late Saturday,", was one of his reminiscences, , . ... i Between times as teacher he attend ed Lebanon university and latef t- j -A ru; ,,n;vritv. where he was graduated in 1897. , He was attracted to the Ohio university because it was ,u. institution to have a definite course of education. He received de crees from Columbia university and . Ohio university.' c.i.i;nn hia hnvhnnrl recollections, he told of working for his grandfather it 17 cents a day. He was 10 years of ige and saved the money until the Fourth of July, when he spent some f u:. Itnarjl nt ua1ttl. v "I can remember my father advising tnm n alwavs earn what I got and to economize. He preached and prac ticed that advice. He it 78 years of hge and keept at work," continued Mr. Beveridge, who holds his mother .nd father in high esteem. "Diir home always was a gathering ulace for the young folks of the neigh borhood. Even today they go over and visit mother and father. My . t..ihr wnulfi rjther attend a school commencement than go to anything , . . y - I JT'TJ 73pi)api A ' GJsSf. tfjEVei lUSfZ cgjj; '"'WW could think of: Mother always took delight in training the youngsters for their graduation exercises. Mother and father kept young by holding their interest in everv-day affairs, the young folks, keeping happy by being Dusy, looking at tnings irom an opw Comb Honey . By EDWARD BLACK. Pep. Our Uncle Samuel is giving us the finest demonstration of, pep this coun try ever hat witnessed. The old man hat been pictured as an easy-going person, with chin whiskers and a non chalant smile. He will have to be photographed again, with grim deter- ruination written into the lineaments of his face. 1 "There s chores to be done," says Uncle Samuel, and forthwith one hun dred millions of nephews and nieces face about and apply themselves to the taska at hand. These are davs of ceo. If wc would know what real pep, meant all we have to do is to follow Uncle Samuel. He does not contend that the best form of pep is marching down the street, carrying a flag and beating a drum: or working one's jawa down at the general merchandise store. He says a demonstration ot pep can at shown in the back lot with a hoe and spade, or in the kitchen, or wherever one's legitimate work happens to be. It is to be neo all down the line. It is a time of speeding up, a time of a new national forward; movement; of cutting out superfluities and waste. The-little flv in the fable showed a lot of pep by hustling to get out, but it did not get anywnere; Keal pep means setting somewhere and do ing something in the least possible time and witlt the least possible el fort. 1 Conservation of natural and manu factured resources calls for pep with a purpose. i 1 Don't be a business slacker," is the caption of a splendid placard be ing uisiriDuieu. mis means mai every mother's son and daughter must show some pep in helping to main tain the normal channels of business; to dispel war-time hysteria which for a while threatened to become epi demic in form: to economize wisely but not niggardly; to keep the ship of business on an even keel. The commander-in-chief has called for pep and the word is being passed long the line. ', Lioing our ntue oir, in any piace we happen to be, calls for pep and more pep. ' j'- It is a big little word, is 1't.f. Sowing the Seed. "Dad" Weaver of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben walked over to the office of Charles L. Saunders and, assuming a confidential manner, said; say, Charley, I want you to tell me how to plant radish seed. Ralph Hayward said vou olant the heads down and Hob Hayes said you mam tne neaas up. What do you say?' " ' ,t:- .: "Why, Dad, I thought that a man of your intelligence would know that the way to plant radish feeds is to lay them on their sides " "replied Saunders. , ' i "That t what I thought," rejoined "Dad." . . - , y Conservation oi Conversation. 1 While the solons and savants of the ttate were holding their conservation assembly in the Auditorium during ihe week they overlooked one impor tant matter: the conservation of words. Talking requires muscular ef fort which consumes the tissues of the ;.ifta7.raA--f4JZr lav mistic point of view and trying to make otnera nappy. Mr. Beveridge loves his work. In stinctively the boys and girls are drawn to him and the unruly boy and girt is won without realizing, how it happened. ' "I took up teaching," he continued, "for the purpose of my own growth and development, mentally and ..h ejuvise, and because I liked children. The teaching germ was well devel oped in my consciousness through my father.' Two boys were brought before him tor having greased a school pole. "That was i c grease you used." ho said to one of the boys, who was completely subdued. ' Mr. BeVeridge learned that the boy's father was a manufacturer of axle grease. Well, boys, it is up to you to settle this matter in the right way. I will leave it to you. Report to me tomor row, was his rebuke. The' boys returned the next day and reported that they had made amends, after hich they accounted the superintendent at one of their best friends. . Mr, Beveridge is "more than fort in the journey . life. His advance ment has been steady from the time he entered his first school room as teacher back in Ohio. He has been superintendent for nine -ears in Council Bluffs, was superintendent six years in Missouri Valley and was in charge of the schools at Glidden, la., during his early educational work in Iowa. Now he is to assume lead ership of 25.000 children in fifty-five schools of Greater Omaha. , He has two children, Wendellf-m junior high school at the Bluffs, and Lenore, at Grinnell college. Vdy and thus increases the demand for food. Liberal talkers need more food than those who are chary of their words. Less talk, less food re quired. Silence is golden; talk is cheap. It is said that people gen erally talk more than is necessary. Words are wasted, effort is wasted. "Be brief" are the words frequently seen in the offices of busy men. Ex cessive talking takes time and time it money. The Celtic section boss had the hunch when he sent in his re port of a wreck to headquarters in these few words: ."Off again, on again, gone again, Finncgan." , "Weigh your words," is the time honored advice. Bv the way. did you ever meet a person who insists on telling you the same thing fire or six times just to make sure that his thought has per colated into your cerebral, recesses.' Big City News. John U Wharton shook hands with us yesterday. He is not a slacker when .. Z L.u: i i 11 comes iu nuiuiug nanus. Belle Ryan has not taken a vaca tion in three years. Some stayer on the job, is Arabella. L, J. TePoel has been appointed inspector of hoes in the municipal garden, department. . Heard En Passant , "Did vnu rail me. Acmes?" "I told my. husband I would get a divorce if he cultivated a mustache." "The doctors do funny things, don't theyr ;'We are going to have shortcake a: our house todav." "He dances just too lovely for any use. An Inauiry: Why do all of the women go down town on a windy day f C. r. B, ' We asked the society editor and she replied that your question is immate rial, incompetent ana irrelevant Do You Know - How many bones in the human body? , . . j Information Wanted. "Omaha U girl in musical comedv, reads a headline. Will someone please tell us what relation a U girl is to a U-bo' , ; Wld J own lum$ Jitm toward the Litis. Grohs History of Omaha All the truth and untruth thate lit to know By A R. GROH. . Chapter XVI Hospitals, etc. Public-spirited citizens at an early day in our city's history began a movement to build a hospital. Like all new things this met oppo sition. Critics said the city did not need a hospital, because there were very few sick people.. But those who were pushing it said this difficulty, would be disposed or, once the hospital was erected with nice beds all ready for the sick. "People just can't help getting sick when they are sure of a nice hos pital," they said. They alto pointed out tnat an large cities nave nospitais. They challenged their critics to show them a single city of importance that didn't have hospitals. - Thi was an unanswerable argu ment. They went ahead and built a hospital. The carping critics looked on and criticised. But the very day the first hospital was finished two peo- pie got -sick, l ney were taken to tne UtospifaU Were conducive (o jicktiw hospital and thus the enterprise had a good and favorable beginning. , Accidents soon began to . happen.' People were run ove by automobiles, they fell off of high buildings, their fingers were crushed in machinery. The hospital was well patronized. Soon visiters' hours were set and nobody was allowed to visit patients except at those honrs. Everything went along as the builders had pre dicted. The stream of sick did not waver. The hopes of the builders were realized to the fullest limit. Today we have twelve hospitals and it is our pride that they are all well filled all the time. This success inspired people to go farther. It was found that there was a number of deaf and dumb people in the state. Why not establish an EVewMylias a HdbfeJ James E. Davidson, general mana ger of the Omaha Electric Light and Power company, has a hobby, but he does not think of it, as such. His hobby is outdoor exercise. He does not take kindly to physical culture a la solitaire, but enjoys the sociability which goes with a game of squash or golf or whatever,it may be. His work with utility plants has taken'' him from Vermont to Michigan, thence -to Oregon and now he is located in what he declares is the most salubrious climate in the world. Wherever he may be, he always keeps up his ex drcise, which is his hobby. Years ago he resolved never -to know from per sonal experience what it means to be "fat and forty." "When a man passes 40 there is more reason why ne should keep up his interest in outdoor activities, for they make him more fit for the day's work," said r. Davidson. Resurrecting old violins is the hobby of Omaha's most talented cop, Sergeant E. Ferris. In the last ten years while Mr. Ferris has been on mania life in a Jna 11 ! The ear impetus ptfen learning institution for them? Again the voice of criticism and pessimism was raised. "You can't get enough deaf people to make it pay," they said. But the boosters went right ahead. "When we get it started the deaf and dumb will come," they said. How we should admire the unquenchable spirit of these people! Scarcely was the agitation started when it received encouragement. The little Callahan girl was brought forward by her par ents, who resided in Omaha. The child, being deaf and dumb, could not be educated in the public schools. Therefore it was the duty of the state to educate her elsewhere. J"r': With this encouragement the en terprise' swept forward. The legis lature finally passed an act for estab lishing the "school for the deaf and today that sign is familiar to all of us on many of the cars that run out Cuming street and branch off from the Benson line just this side of Krug park. Dumb children are taught to speak there, for it was soon discov ered that they have vocal chords just as good as any of us, only they don't learn to speak because they can't hear others speak. The history of 1 hospitals simply shows that the optimists are the real builders of cities. Today our dozen hospitals are all flourishing. No dif ficulty is experienced in keeping them filled. It is a fitting answer to those gloomy pessimists who claimed it wouldn't be possible to get enough patients for even one hospital. Questions on Chapter XVI. 1. Was there any difficulty in sup plying patients to the first hospital? 2. Are the hospitals of today well patronized? 3. What does the history of hospi tals show? .) Ik. ,..-.1! furre f,f liat rphllilt more than 200 instruments and has real ized a small tortune m tneir sale. CnT.,111 Pprrie npnrla hrmrs'nf his time going through second-hand shops in his quest for old brokyi down violins. ) At-times ne runs across very .valuable instruments, once hav ing secured a Stradivarius model that was said td be more than a century old. Sergeant Ferris is no less than an muthority on violins and their makers. A large number of his friends con sult him 'before they purchase one of tne stringed -instruments. While Sergeant Ferris is a master in rebuilding old violins, he is also an expert violinist, beside being"able to play other musical instruments, such as a mandolin, and ither. Besides he can play a piano and cornet. After-dinner speaking might be said' to have become a hobby with Charley Black. If it is not a hobby with him, it has become a hobby with his friends to vcall upon him for such speeches.- Charley always makes good, too. He has made good on so W ' j 4 ' i By A. EDWIN LONG, v He rode on the back of "Jesse James" as a youngster, at Red Oak, la. Once he nearly got his head cut off while "Jesse James" was gollop ing around the barnyard with him. "Jesse James" was a big white horse owned by the father of Julius Orkin. Julius when he was a small boy loved nothing so much as to mount this brute and charge the fence posts or the ash heaps in the, alley, just to see the ashes fly. The tradi tion was that the Missouri desperado once held up banks and ran down express trains from the back of this white charger hence his name. Once when Julius had spurred him dawn the alley too often "Jesse" got disgusted, took the bit in his .teeth and charged the open barn door like a super-six in a delirium. When Marmion galloped over the drawbridge at the Douglas castle, Walter Scott said of him: "To pass there wis such scanty room The bars descending grazed his plume. " Well, Julius Orkin had no plume to graze,' He ducked to save his head from the rafter over the door, but he left part of his scalp and some of his dark locks dangling from a sliver on the rafter. He wanted to be a lawyer, too, but the instinct for merchandising was too strong to permit it. Yes, Julius Orkin had the law craving so strong as a young marl-that he entered Drake uni versity in Des Moines and actually thrust his nose for two years into thick volumes of torts, contracts and jurisprudence. ; "Huh," he grunted one day as he slammed the covers of his book after getting letters from his five brothers. "Huh, these brothers of mine. are all making good in the merchandising cime: and here I'm spending a healthy part of a lifetime to learn toJ be a lawyer, mere is no guarantee anywhere that I will get a case when I get out. There is no guarantee any where that I would win a case, even if I should get one." , "Huh," he grunted again, and car ried his books down to a Secondhand store. He packed his trunk and bade the school pals goodbye. He rode the first passenger train to Sioux City, where four of his brothers, J. L., M. E., J. B. and P. H were al- 0ttt?5 many and never failing occasions that he has become known to his friends as "Chauncey Depew." ' In fact, Chairman Charley Saunders, of the Ak-Sar-Ben hustling committee fre quently introduces him at the com mittee dinners as "the Chauncey De pew of Omaha." Has George Anthes a hobby? George Anthes has a hobby. What is his hobby? His hobby is horseshoes. Who is George Anthes? He is the expert accountant at the court house. Mr. Anthes' mind runs to figures during the day's work. He can solve the most difficult mathematical prob lems and unravel any accounting snarl. Once away from work, how ever, and he should hear of a horse shoe game, there he will v as fast as he can move. , He avers th-t pitching horseshoes is not to be sneezed at . The game, he adds, steadies the general nervous system and improves the optic nerves. For a case of nerves he recommends horseshoe pitching. The game also develops the lungs, he contends. "L-wish the ancint and honorable ready flourishing in a dry goods busi ness. When he got a chance to show, goods, however, he proved to be sa fast a salesman that the boys had to recognize him, and soon he was oh ar par withthe squad of brothers, though they were, all older than he. Then Sioux City was not. big enough to suit the boys. J. B. went , to New York and into the merchan dising game there. M. E. and P. H. stuck by Sioux City. Julius, Max and J. L. swooped down upon Omaha, and alighted at 1510 Douglas street. Ladies' apparel was their specialty, and this line of business they de-s veloped until J. L. and Max became infatuated with Sixteenth street and moved. Julius stuck by Douglas, be lieving it was the coming street oi the city. He has been in Omaha twelve years and has now what he believes to be the largest exclusively women's apparel store west of Chi cago. Next In This Series, "How Omaha Ool Harry R. Bowen." ' A Bad Predicament A Westchester countr man took his run meroufl progeny to a county fair. Ab thty moved about the groundi, tha father felt his fifth bora tujffUif at his eoattallt. Ha turned, and the youngster begged him to buy soma candy. 1 "Buy H yourself." said the father. "Wherj la the dime I gave you a little while ago?- "It's down my neck." "Well, shake it out!" "But, dad, I can't It was In my moutl wheo It went down." New York Times. On the Road to Thrums. Robin HcPbairson met David Drummom -on the road to Thrums. "Gude morrnln', lad!" said Robin. An hoo Is your gude wife, an all the weani at hame?" "The weans are ne'er at hame , an swered David, bitterly. "An1 I dlnna blamt them. My, gude wife is a bletherfn auiq bellura. an' drives me frae mjealn but an ben wl' her sour looks an worrds!' "Heck! I thought she was the applt yer e'e?" "Apple 7 Ay, tha crabapple!" 31evslani Plain Dealer. Fascinating Story of the Streets: Conclusion of E. F. Morearty'f reminiscences of . Farmatt street begun last Sunday has been de ferred a week. i game of pitching horseshoes were more generally recognizee, it is in expensive and the results are highly beneficial," said Mr. Anthes. as he looked at his watch and noted that he was nearly due at a game of toss ing equine jootwear. If you want a real hobby, buy a telescope, take it home and mount it near a window in your home. Oft in the stilly night train the glass toward the empyrean vaults and then' see what you shall see. That ii what W. J. Broatch will relate if you ask him what his hobby might be. He has a telescope at home and avert he has found many interesting and profitable moments in the gentle art f atar gaz ing. He is on speaking terms with Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Sa turn, Uranus and Neptune. He keeps posted on the conjunctions 'of the heavenly bodies and knows the run ning schedule oi the comets. He con tends that astronomical phenomena it more interesting than golf. And he believer his hobby is the best nerve tonic on the market , .