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THE OMAHA SUNRAY'x KBE: MAY 27. 1917.
REAL ESTATE MEN TO
POSH FOR ARMY CAMP
Officer! Arrive and Are to Be
Shown Sites Suitable for
Location . of Uncle
' Sam'i Soldiers.
Today real estate men and Com
mercial club rcprcsen-.atives will
escort a group of army officers about
the city and sliow them land adjacent
available for an army cantonment
camp. The officers arrived last night,
and will be taken out early this morn
ing;. A- special committee of real
estate men, Frank H. Myers, 'F. D.
Wead, John F. Flack, J. H. Dumont,
H. A. Tukey and George G. Wallace.
has been investigating available tracts
during the latter hall ot the last week.
The government will locate thirty-
two cantonment camps, each to ac
commodate some 35,000 men and 15,-
000 animals. Omaha is .looked upon
as a favorable location, and if the real
estate men and the Commercial club
representatives can show the army
men a suitable tract, near enough to
the proper switching facilities, Omaha
has t good chance to get one of the
v No Graft Proposed.
The board faces its new duties with
1 spirit of patriotism and devotion to
the needs of the country. The com
mittee is desirous . that, owners of
land may face the ' situation in ' a
similar manner., The hope is that it
will not be a spirit of money making
or greed that will control the selection
of a site, but the desire to best serve
the interest ot the country, i ne gov.
eminent is willing to pay reasonably
tor facilities secured, but the commit
tee and the real estate board back
of the committee will see that there
is no graft or undue price required. -
it is said, indicate that the
state fraternity has shown a fine
of lovaltv and oatriotum everv-
a number ot cases leading
l,.., r.l,tntAr,l mnA er haw
service or in training
he Omaha hoard does not
at amount of material suit-
comes within the conscrip-
and not many of the older
had any military experience.
ever, uicy aic imu iu uu tin
seems to come next.
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OMAHANS PAY CASH
FOR LIBERTY BONDS
Bankers Say Very Few Are
Asking to Purchase on the
Installment ' Plan or
.on Credit. - v
President Hass Is Pleased
With the Sights in Omaha
The National Real Estate Journal
fot May quotes President Hass of the
national association in an interview
after hit trip to the central west as
"Mr, Hass believes real estate as an
investment will become more - and
, more popular during the present war
time, owing to the uncertainty in
ttork and bond investments.
"Your investor will want to find a
safe place to put his money during
war time," lie said. 'Real estate is the
Concerning Omaha the article says:
President Hass was greeted warmly
by E. M. Slater, president of the local
real estate board; Charles W. Matin,
C. C George, C F. Harrison and
Byron Hastings. Telling about Oma
ha Mr. Hass said: .
"I found in Omaha the most active
real estate market that I saw on the
whole trip. They are certainly doing
businest there'. There is a wonderful
downtown building movement on
hand just now and some corner prop
erty downtown is selling at the great
price of $10,000 a front foot.. They
took me to see Happyfio'llow, a
most beautiful residence iection of the
city, where it is assuredly, pleasant to
live. In the afternoon we were taken
to Council Bluffs antVVere met there
by a delegation including M; K.kSonr
er, H. G. McGee, C F Officer and
Robert B, Wallace. We had an inter
esting meeting. Because of its topog
raphy Cpuncil Bluffs is uniquely
situated city, being built f,n t Bluff
with the railroads and grain- elevators
beneath.- The railroads hi,,.
buying considerible land the lairiv
and the place is fastbecomingat jm-K
nortant 1 railroad center." ...... ",T
Plateau Becoming One of ' ' ',
The Good Business Districts
That plateau, formerly an attractive
residence part of the city along North
Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets,
between Davenport and Cuming, is
showing one of the changes that go
to make up the history of cities.
Where formerly were rows of com
fortable cottages suitable for the middle-class
tenant and now going dp
large and commodious garages. .manu
facturing and storage houses. The lat
est is the M. F. Shafcr company, five
storeys, 65x132 feet, and fireproof, at
the northeast corner of Seventeenth
and Webster streets. In time track
age and facilities for shipping may be
extended into this plateau, pushing
back the old and dilapidated homes
which have been left to occupy this
fine business territory. The Ford plant
gave the start and others will follow.
Eight-Hour Day Good
War Measure Gompers
Washington. Mav 26Wi nt I.
bor through irregular employment and
maintenance o large numbers of
valets and flunkies are responsible for
me present apparent labor shortage,
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor de
He recommended that instead of
lengthening working hours to meet
government war demands, employers
ukc greater care to provide steady
employment and wealthy persons re
duce meir corps oi servants.
"The experience of Great Britain
' tinder war conditions," he declared,
"proves conclusively that the wiaeat
plan, not only from the standpoint of
production, but from that of main
taining the virility of our nation, is to
conunue ine eigm-nour day wnerever
it nai been eftablished and to estab
lish it where it does not already pre-.VauL"
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The Home Builders plan we show
this week is probably one of the most
conveniently arranged bungalows that
can, be built."-The first floor has large
living room, dining room and kitchen
Manager Thomas is Hit
By an Auto Ambulance
H, M. Thomas, manager of the
Strand theater, and his wife, had a
narrow escape from injury Saturday
morning when a coupe in vJhich Mr.
Thomas and his wife were riding col
lided with Dodder's ambulance at
Nineteenth and Cuming streets.
Thomas was driving south on Nine-
. 3BCWD noon Plan
and a commodious porch. The second
floor has two large bedrooms with
plenty of closet room, linen closet and
chute and bathroom. Plans were fur
nished by Home Builders.
teenth street at a speed, he says, that
was not over ten miles an hour. The
ambulance was going east on Cuming
street and it hit the smaller machine,
Thomas says, turning it over and
pinning the theater manager 'and his
wife beneath it. Both were badly,
bruised, but no bones were broken.
Persistent Advertising is the
Most persons in Omaha who are
buying Liberty loan bonds up to the
present time are paying cash for them.
There is a provision whereby the
bonds may be paid for in installments,
but thus far few have taken advantage
of this provision. . ' .
Bankers say . the speeches of Secre.
tary McAdoo in Omaha gave the sub
scriptions to the bonds a great im
petus locally. "Thev have been com
ing in and subscribing thick and fast,"
sain president A. L.. Schantz of the
State barrk of Omaha. "We are busy
taxing subscriptions all the time.
Though there is a provision for buy
ing the bonds on the installment olan.
and though we have arranged to loan
the necessary money to anvone who
wants to buy a bond and has not the
ready cash, few have asked for these
loans or for the installment plan of
paying out on a Dond. t
Not only are bonds beirtg taken in
large quantities by companies and
corporations, but the subscription for
bonds among individuals received a
great impetus , from the McAdoo
speech and the speech by Assistant
Secretary of Agriculture Vrooman.
W. L. Holzman of the Nebraska
Clothing company has set a precedent
in war bond buying by subscribing
for a bond for his 4-year-old son,
Word from McAdoo.
The following telegram has. been
received by Luther-Drake, president
of the Omaha Clearing House asso
ciation, frcw Secretary McAdoo:
"Please assure the clearing house
banks of Omaha of mv deeo aoorecia-
tion of the patriotic service they are
rendering not alone by their subscrip
tion of $4,000,000 to the Librty bonds,
but the work they are doing to dis
tribute the bonds .among the people.
Hearty thanks for the many cour
tesies extended to me in Omaha. The
evidences of patriotism there and
everywhere in the rnnntrv J. hav
been are profoundly inspiring." IE
The Cudahv Packinar comnanv is ?
requesting employes to subscribe for I S Old First National Bank Bldg.,
the Liberty bonds. The company of-1 S Auiui mcd
fers to accept 2 per cent weekly in S "mama, nun.
payment for the same, the amount to I nllllllllllllllMIIIIIMIIIIIIIIHIMIIIIIIIIIIMIr:
deducted irorh their weekly
The employes are given the op
portunity to subscribe for bonds to
the extent of from $50 to $1,000, and
it is felt that a large number of the
employes will take advantage of this
offer. ' "
Officials say under this method
there are very few who cannot afford
to buy at least one or two bonds of
the lower denominations, and in this
manner inspire a spirit of thrift.
Veterans o Be Guard
Of Honor for Roosevelt
Lincoln, May 25. Veteran soldiers
of the state will act as a guard of
honor to Colonel Theodore Roose
velt, who is scheduled to speak in
Lincoln on June 44 on the occasion
of the celebration of Nebraska's semi
centennial of statehood. Invitations
have been sent out to almost 6,000 old
soldiers in the-state and it is believed
more than 1,000 will be in Lincoln to
escort the ex-president to the caoitol
'grounds, where he will make an ad
The veterans will also be the honor
guestssat a luncheon at the Masonic
Temple at noon June 14.
Panama Canal Approaches
Are Carefully Guarded
Washington, May 26. Panama ca
nal officials are taking every precau
tion to protect the approaches to the
waterway fro.Ti possible enemy activi
ties. All boats are prohibited from
entering or remaining in a wide re
stricted area embracing the mouth of
Balboa harbocexcept by special per
mit. Violators are warned that they
may be fired upon. '
( and Hew Floors
have been treated witji SAUMS'
Preservative. It is beneficial for
all floors, renews the life of the
3 old floor and insures the life of
tne new floor. Saums Preserva
tive can be used on any type of
Furnished and Applied by
Joseph P. Redding
1 314-315 Farnam Building
HOME BUILDERS, INC., will soon exhaust
its 7 SHARES. The next allotment will probably
befcr 6 on account of the downward tendency
of interest rate and the abundance of money seek
ing investment. " ,
Your order by mail or in person for 7
shares before they are all gone will insure a profit
able and SAFE investment. All inquiries gladly
answered. - . ' '
American Security Co;, Fiscal Agents.
17th and Douglas Sts. Omaha, Neb.
The Thrift of the Franklin Car
Our Response to the National Call
AS a people, Americans have
. ZA so long been charged with
J. jL wastefulness and extrava
gance that. we have come to ad
mit it as our National sin. t .
Perhaps the meanest thing that
has been said of us is that our only
. idea of economy is to do without. .
That, being a people of ex
of economy is the man who
buys a heavy, extravagant car and
then limits its use. 1 -
Whatever the times or condi
tions, the Franklin owner knows
that he stands firmly on a thrift
bait's. . ' ' ;
That if all cars were as efficient
as the Franklin, America would
tremes, we can save only in the save Four Hundred Million Gal-
. j : i I I -r . 1: j irv nv nnn
juub ui gasuiiue aim 4i74,vwuuu
worth of tires every year with
out cutting one mile off the stu
pendous motor-car mileage of
the United States.
most drastic and obvious way.
That, our ida of reducing
household expenses is to dis
charge the help, wear our old
clothes and cut the table where
it will be felt the most 1
; That we must either waste
' coal or shut down the furnace
' and freeze. '
ere is just -enough truth in
this indictment to hurt. ,-
, Wasteful Economy vs. Construe
, tive Saving and Use
The call to National economy
ought rather to be a call to
Here in the richest country in
the world with nation-wide
employment and prosperity, with
wages higher than they have ever
benn in the history of the world,
with 935,000,000 acres of tillable
land and unprecedented returns -
1 for the farmer we can support
. another hundred-million people,
whether in this country or Eu-
', . rope, on what America wastes, if
; we onrjsapply brains to our prob
lems, National and individual. '
Afofor Traffic a Vital Factor.
in National Lift
t It takes no brains to practice
tht economy of doing without.
' A good example of this idea
' Then is Neediest Watte of -;
' . Gasoline and Tiret
. Thrift always implies a sense
What is the mileage value of a
gallon of gasoline or a set of tires?
Do youVealize that all the
twenty-odd years of motor-car
designing has never produced
anything like a standard of mile
age for either gasoline or tires?
That gasoline,-worth twenty
miles and upward in the scientific-light-weight
Franklin, drops as low
as nine miles and even six miles
in many another make of fine car?
. That while the Franklin owner"
is getting his ten thousand miles
from a set of tires, the typical-,
fine. car owner is getting only
five thousand or less?
with flexible construction doubles
the tire mileage of the Franklin car.
Study the Used Car prices!
They tell the same facts in terms
of depreciation, emphasizing the
security of the Franklin owner in
the investment value of his car.
. Under all circumstances of
road, climate, and the cost of gas
oline and tires, the man with a
Franklin owns and runs his car
on the most favorable terms.
I . s
These factors make the Frank
lin peculiarly the car of free use,
of staunch service, of small up
keep, of low depreciation.
, Twenty thousand Franklin
owners saw these things before
there was any call to National
. Franklin Owners Have the Facts
on Comparative Costs
Where the heavy car wastes
gasoline in the drag of its dead
weight the Franklin devotes its
power to mltap. . .
Where the heavy car hammers
its tires out before their time
Franklin light unsprung weight
Franklin alont amies'
Us qasoli n e to maximum
a less etlcienearcutsrl 1
fif'all tka rm caw. tht:
imw our era artjnen
mhammerswi I J
kit or mnnsanav -i j
their, milewt to-
. - . .
i the tint cars.
investment value on
You want a varnish
that will keep its
lustre through years
of exposure to sum
mer sun and winter
snow. Ask youf
paint dealer for'
We guarantee that Vernosite will not turn white
from rain or sleet. The sun's heat will not blister
it. Scratches will not show up white as it contains
no rosin or other adulterant.
Vernosite drys dust free in ten hours. It is the
perfect varnish for kitchens, bath-rooms, store-fronts
and every surface exposed to water. Ifypu have a
boat, Vernosite is the right varnish for the deck, '
rails and spars-. Uniformity assured by the guar
anteed formula on every can.
Dealers and painters recommend Vernosite because it always gives their
customers satisfaction. ' .xtt.
F. W.DEVOE ACT. RAYNOLDS CO.
New York Buffalo New Orleans Houston Bofiton
Savannah Pittsburgh .
Founded in New York fat 1784. The oldest manufacturings-concern in the United States.
The Enemy Will Soon Attack
The advance guard of the army of potato bugs,
currant and cabbage worms is already upon us.
The best way to rout them is by the use of
Used successfully for thirty-seven years and will
not harm plants or persons.
The Nebraska Seed Co.
1613 Howard Street
Douglas 1736 ,
Franklin Motor Car Company
, R-U-2-B.1.OF-60 . -
2205 Farnam Street Phone Douglas 1712
Telephone Douglas 8980.
The Best ia Asbostoa.
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VL0Y imci j! ATIONS & ROOFING
We contract for the application of all roofing and iniulative materials
NATRO CO. Roofing Products.
1114 Jackson St.
Reliable Paints and Varnishes at Reasonable Price
BARKER BROS. PAINT CO. ''
1609 M Faraam Strut. , - Prompt Deliveries. . Douglas 4780.
CYCLONE SANITARY LAWN FENCE
ie the hiaheit grade fene.-on th. mar
ket: heavier, stronger end eloaer epaced
than nay Other; complete, erected on
wood posts, 2fie per lineal foot and up.
Wo earn a full line of wire and iron
fences and gates, trelliaes for roses and
vines, flower bed borders, fences, stays,
steel poets for field fencing.
Also ws maka flag poles.
Com. in and see our Una and get oar
Send for Cetloew.
ANCHOR FENCE CO..
207 North 17th St.
Phone Red SI 4.
1212 Farnam SL TeLD.151
Persistent Advertising ia tb Baas
to success .
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