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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1917.
OYER RESERVE BANK
Financiers Declare it Will Give
Omaha All the Advantages
of a Parent Institution.
Omahi bankers will be almost as
well pleased to get a branch of the
federal reserve bank of Kansas City
as they would have been had Omaha
been chosen in the first place instead
of Kansas City as the headquarters
of the federal reserve bank of this
The intimation has come from Sec
retary of the Treasury McAdoo and
from other official sources that
Omaha will set the branch bank.
"It is likely that Wyoming will be
included in the-district served by the
branch to be located in Omaha, said
0. T. Eastman A the First National
bank. "It is possible that theextreme
southeastern part of Nebraska will not
be included in the territory served by
Omaha on account of its proximity to
Kansas Uty and the railway facilities
in that direction.
Much to Omaha.
It -will mean much to Omaha to
nave this branch. It will mean that
the reserve which Omaha banks are
now required to deposit in Kansas
city will be deposited in the branch
bank m Omaha. It will mean that
the local branch will have all the
functions of the parent bank, the re
discount function, and everything
"It will mean quicker service for
the Omaha banks, and quicker adjust
ment of debits and credits in the fed
eral reserve bank for the banks out in
the state and throughout whatever
territory is assigned to the Omaha
branch. Suppose a 6ank of Laramie,
Wjo., for instance, is serfding in
checks for deposit, or for credit.
"This Laramie bank would save
twenty-four hours in getting its re
turns if it could send to an Omaha
branch instead of to Kansas City.
On the long run that counts up. The
interest on that length of time would
be 10 cents per $1,000, and that would
soon count up on the hundreds of
thousands of dollars of debits and
credits exchanged in the course of a
Omaha bankers believe the branch
. institution would eventually employ
upwards of seventy-five clerks.
Nebraska Cement Company
Has Taken On New Life
The recent foreclosure and sale of
the Kansas and Nebraska properties
of the Nebraska Portland Cement
company, an Omaha concern, of
which E. E. Bruce is one of the di
rectors, and its reorganization by
bond holders has given a new lite
to that firm. The plant, which stood
idle tor over a year, is owned al'
most exclusively by Nebraska men
and is not merged with any eastern
cement concerns, as has been re-
Already about sixty men are at
work upon the plant engaged in mak
ing it an efficient running industry.
Several hundred thousand dollars will
be spent in the construction of stock
houses, new buildings and modern
Much credit for the reorganization
of the cement company is given to
Colorado interests, which also pur
chased large blocks ot stock.
One-Legged Man Proffers
Services to "Dandy Sixth"
Though his left leg is cut off at
the knee, t. L. Larson, 2303 Douglas,
. requested admission to the Sixth reg
iment. Larson is :4 years old and
was born in Denmark. All the male
members of his family are soldiers in
Denmark. He became indignant when
not allowed to enlist here.
mere must be something 1 can
do," he insisted. "Lots of these guys
have more wood in their heads than
1 have in mv leg.
If he were to enlist in the Danish
army ne would be entitled to a posi
tion as a noncommissioned orhcer. tie
lost his leg in a railroad accident,
NEW FRENCH WAR HELMET With the added advantage
of the visor down the soldier is protected from shrapnel and
grenade fragments, which will cut down the casualties.
General Pershing's U. S. troops, now in France, will wear
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Omaha War News
Tomorrow t the Uit day a person under
rvmiu vi ags can enter ina navy.
Traffic Officer Oliver Farrand hu en
Hated in the Sixth regiment.
Trouble li belnr exnerlenrrf at -An..it
lug atatloriB on account of applicants not
uiiiiBinB mtnr registration cards with them.
The Red Star shining parlor has turned
out thre recruits for the regular army
George P. KrimM. a- wrestler and
oroiner or Knockout" Brown, has enlisted
Ueorg E, Rumn e. a rnnnrilan hmm k
enlisted in the Fifth regiment through the
icvruutn aiauon at Hotel Edward.
The hospital corps is stfll open to a few
applicants. An attempt is being mads to
ui hub orancn at once.
rne army now needs 46 men In order
o mi iu quota. jt was attempted to
fill the quota by June 30, but this is now
The navy opened a new substation yea
leraaxai xwenty-iourth and Cuming streets.
with Chief Machinist's Mate Frank P.
jwuwrtj in cnarge.
Louie and Albert Lepinsky, brothers, em
ployed by the American Express company,
have enlisted in the Fifth regiment. Their
father and mother were both born In Ger
many and are of German descent.
No less than fourteen applications for
i,D"u,un " cnapiains in trie Sixth regi
ment have been received by Captain Keat
ing. The colonel of the Sixth regiment
must .recommend the chaplain and the
governor of the state must endorse him.
Finally the War department approves and
When Fred E. Appel learned that h had
passed the physical examination for ad
mission Into the army he was so highly
elated aver the fact that he destroyed a
perfectly good collar by ripping it off.
With other demonstrations of Joy, such
as throwing his cap in the air and stag
ing a jig, he made evident the fact that
he was ready tov serve Uncle Banty
Ex-service men of the navy are requested
to meet at the Navy recruiting station Mon
day night at 8 o'clock to discuss plans to
stimulate recruiting. "If these men are
actually unable to enlist," said Ensign Ray
ley, "they can do the next beet thing, get
someone else to enlist. It Is estimated that
there are 160 ex-service men in Omaha.
1 George Emery, member of the Omaha
police department, who applied for admis
sion to the navy, has been rejected because
of poor eyesight. Emery formerly was a
member, of the world's championship gun
crew which held a record of thtrteen hits
n one minute at MOO yards with a six
Traffic Officer William Hudson spent sev
eral moments deliberating on whether or not
to enlist in the Dandy Sixth. Officer Hud
son, who ts 66 years of age, was formerly
OPERATORS IN MIX
Squabble Over Management;
First Dividend Declared
Since the Jlotel Was
The board of directors of the Hotel
Fontenelle operating company Thurs
day night at their annual session de
clared the first dividend earned by
The hotel is operated by the Inter
state Hotel company ot Syracuse, N.
Y., where a majqrity of the stock
holders and directors reside. The ac
tion of the board in declaring a divi
dend automatically deprives Mrs.
W. R... Burbank, a heavy stockholder,
of her right to live at the hotel with
out paying rent.1
The board will reconvene at Syra
cuse, N. Y., July 5, where the diffi
culties that have arisen between Man
ager J. F. Letton and two discharged
employes will be thoroughly thrashed
Manager Letton offered his resig
nation to the board of directors, but
it was refused, the board compliment
ing Mr. Letton on his past achieve
ments and expressing a wish that he
reinstate Ed Gregory, former assist
ant manager, who was discharged by
the manager. The board further de
clared vthat Mr. Letton was to have
full authority in the management of
the hotel and that opposition forces
which had heretofore been at work
against him would be entirely re
moved. Mrs. W. R. Burbank and Judge
Baxter are the only Omaha people
holding stock operating company.
Gregory, it is said, was working
against the interests of Manager Lyt
ton at the instance of Mrs. Burbank,
who does not hold enough stock in
the hotel to control the actions of
the board. i
W. T. Raffcrty." president of the
Interstate Hotel company, will return
to Syracuse tonight.
Omahan Enlists in Iowa
Regiment of Engineers
W. V. Short, assistant ticket agent
in the city offices of the Northwest
ern, has received notice that he has
passed all examinations and that his
application for enlistment in the Iowa
jegiroent of volunteer engineers has
been approved. Under sealed orders
as to his station location. Mr. Short,
Saturday night will leave for Chicago.
"Only Way Out of War
Is Through If--Bryan
Callettsburg. Kv.. Tune 29. In an
address here William Jennings Bryan
declared we are in tne war, and the
only way out of- it is through it."
He said it is the duty of those to
whom the comforts of the fireside are
not to be denied during the war to
"stand without division, dissension or
discord in support of the government."
Bride-to-Be Flew De Coop;
So Ben Returned License
Ben Jackson, a gentleman of
dusky hue, this morning asked
"Cupid" Stubbendorf, marriage li
cense clerk at the court house, to
refund $2 which he paid for a cer
tificate two days ago. He brought
the unused license with him.
"Mah bride-to-be done flew de
coop," Ben explained. "She alls
left me a note when I went to get
her to have the cer'mony pafohmed,
saying she had gone back to her
folks at Dallas, Tex."
Ben procured a license to marry
one Miss. Chloe Wilson. He said
he didn't have any further use for
the certificate, aa "Miss Chloe" was
the only girl."
Ben scratched his head and re
marked: "I done don't see what got into
that gal no how."
The marriage license clerk said
"nothing doing on getting the two
Ben said he wanted to buy a Lib
erty bond with the money.
sergeant in the army, and on receiving
an honorable discharge from there he be
came a member of the Omaha police force.
He has a letter dated April 25, 1892, from
W. S. Seavey, chief of police at that time.
commending him for his part In the round
up of four burglars who engaged In a gun
battle with Officers Hudson and Hayes.
I m certain I could pass the examination."
he said. "I am a little old, but If I could
pass It when they offered me the drum.
malorshtp of my old regiment I could pass
It now." Mr. Hudson regulates the traffic
at Fifteenth and Douglas.
Optometrists' Head to '
Make Visit in Omaha
F. J. Alexander, president of the
National Association of Optometrists,
is to stop off in Omaha, July S, on his
way irom nis salt Lake home to
Columbus, O., where he goes to attend
the rational convention. The local
association in umaha held a meeting
inursnay mgnt at the olfice of Presi
dent E. H. FUtton, and made local
arrangements to entertain the na
tional president. They plan to have
him speak to the optometrists and op
tical people at the Hotel Fontenelle
the evening of July 5, giving his illus
trated school lecture.
Distinctive Styles in
rnHE real pleasure in wearing shoes comes from
-L knowing you have the very last word in high
Tans are of course the most popu
lar of Summer leathers. You will
see them here in all the newest
shades, any on of which is
correct according to your
'LIBERTY BABIES1 TO
GET BONDS IN JULY
Finance Committee Will Issue
Papers to Sixteen New
comes of June 9, In
cluding Twins. '
The sixteen Liberty babies born
June 9, when the local Liberty loan
committee offered to give a $50 Lib
erty bond to every baby born that
day, will get their bonds some time
The committee fs to pay for all !
but two of the bonds. General George
H. Harries is the only man in Omaha
who. would volunteer to pay for
bonds for babies born that day. He
made the offer during the day that
if twins were born he would -give
each a $50 bond. The report of the
twins came late in the afternoon of
Saturday, June 9.
The following Monday when Gen
eral Harries appeared at the meeting
of the Liberty loan committee he had
five shining $20 gold pieces in his
pocket, which he deposited with the
committee at once to buy the two
bonds tor the twins.
Omaha bachelors who were ap
proached for money with which to
buy bonds for the babies balked at
the suggestion. The committee then
sent out letters to fifty business
firms of Omaha asking for contri
butions of further funds to defray
the expenses of the campaign. The
fifty requests brought twenty-five
responses and the coffers were again
So the treasurv is in aood condi
tion to provide bonds for the six
teen babies and Chairman' O. T.
Eastman has asked the city health
department for an official report on
the babies born June 9 in order that
he may have the bonds made out as
soon as they arrive.
MUCH, WS HOBBY
So Alleges Verd V. Dunn in
Cross Petition to Divorce
Suit Brought by His
New Physical Director
For the Omaha Y. M, C. A.
Norman I. Weston comes SeDtem-
ber 1 as physical director of the
umana Y. M. L. A. He is at pres
ent physical director and director of
boys work at Hull House, Chicago.
Mr. Weston is a irraduate of the
Chicago Y. M. C. A. college, and has
had several years experience in
Y. M. C. A. work, both in this coun
try and Australia. Has been taking
special work in University of Chicago.
Bible Students Open
Convention in Omaha
The International Bible Students'
association Friday began its sessions
at the Lyric building. Bible stu
dents and teachers of Sunday school
Bible classes from various parts of
the state are here. Sunday after
noon a session is to be held at the
Brandeis theater, when I. F. Ruther
ford of New York is to sneak. His
subject will be "Why Do the Nations
made this store's reputation years ago. True quality merchan
dise and supreme service has found its fullest expression with us.
Quick sales, large volume, short profits and one price to
everybody has placed this store at the head of all com
petition, and we
Sell More Clothing Than Any Other Store
Kuppenheimer and Society
models and styles without a peer. Exclusive patterns of
these master tailored creations for d1Q C4fi
men and young men OlO to iflU
Pinch Back, Pleated or Full Back as You Like
the Fourth and be comfortable in one of our superb 2
piece creations in
Hundreds of patterns to choose from in Belter Back, Pleated,
Pinch, Ail-Round Belt or Plain styles. Spartan Plaids, Tropical
Worsted, Silks, Homespuns, Kool Kloth, Crashes, Palm Beach,
Thornbury Twists, the Briarclif f , etc., etc. ; all tailored, just as
Just now there is an added charm to first choice. Come in
the morning if you can. Saturday will be a busy day rain or
You Will Need New Accessories
for the 4th Parade
Beautiful Silk Shirts $3.7S ts $8.50
Handsome Madras Shirts.,., .....$1.00 to $2.50
Tub Neckwear i 25c to 11.00
Cool Sheer Underwear $1.00 to $3.50
Full length and athletic styles.
Swell assortment '
cotton, wool, silk
$1.00 to $6.00
Sv s . T
Every kind of comfort
able straw and hot weath-
er styles Panamas,
Bangkoks, Leghorns, Sail
ors) Porto Ricans, Palms,
Sennits and Splits
$1.00 to $10.00
See Our Windows in Our New Location
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Too much mother-in-law is alleged
by Verd V. Dunn, employe of the
Bankers Reserve Life Insurance com
pany, answering his wife's divorce
suit in district court.
He filed a cross-petition against
Amelia F. Dunn attributing the cause
of his domestic unhappineia to his
The Dunns were married at Wilkes-
barre, Pa., June 5, 1905. They have
They separated, the husband al
leges, but a reconcilatiori was effected
He says shortly after this time
"mother-in-law showed up and im
mediately developed a spirit of has
tility, approved by his wife."
Dunn alleees thev "naaeed him and
the domineering attitude of his moth
er-in-law made his life miserable.
"To save myself humiliation and
embarrassment I no longer invite my
friends to visit at my hearth," he
states in his petition.
Dunn alleges his children, because
of the actions of his wife and mother-in-law,
came to regard him in the
light of a bug-a-bear.
He says he can't sleep nights, can't
eat ana is a nervous wreck.
1508-1510 Douglas St
Will Be the Third Day of the
Extraordinary Sale of Blouse:
which involves more than 8,000 fresh, crisp, new
silk and lingerie blouses of the type for which this
store has become famous. You'll pronounce the val
ues most extraordinary and you'll find the greatest
array of styles, colors and dainty fabrics ever as
sembled by any Omaha store.
.a & m .11 m m m
i.UQu bilk and Lingerie k
Blouses, 75 Distinct New p
Styles; Actually Worth $3.50, Sat.
75 different styles tub silks,
plain, barred and embroidered voiles,
organdies, batistes, smart sport mod
els, all colors, all sizes the greatest
exhibit of one-piece blouses ever
shown in Omaha.
In the past this store has held wonderful blousev
sales, but for greatness of assortments and en
thusiasm in buying, this sale leaves all other sales
far in arrears. Saturday will be the greatest day of
all, over 1,500 new blouses have arrived to augment
the regular stocks. Attend this sale Saturday. Shop
in the mornings if possible.
Hundreds ot georgette and (
Crepe de Chine N Blouses V
Worth t o $9.75, SATURDAY
Hosts of beautiful georgette blouses
beaded and embroidered effects, several
high collared models, all the desired col
ors; this group holds values that have
never been duplicated in Omaha.
Blouses to $1.25, at
styles in voiles, batistes
and dimities, white and
colored, large collars, lace
and embroidery trimmed,
all sizes, many smart
Blouses to $2.00, at
Tailored sport and
dainty lingerie blouses of
batiste, organdie and voile
white and novelties
trimmed withlaces; em
broidery and contrasting
fabrics, all sizes.
Blouses to $2.50, at
Beautiful blouses of fine
voile and batiste large
collars, many frill effects,
white, copen, maize and
sport plaids, dainty laces
and embroidery much in
Blouses to $6.50, at
Sheer georgettes, crepe
de chines and tub taffetas,
pongees in white, flesh
and all colors, broad var
iety of pretty styles, many
models for sport wear.
Great Specials in DRESSES and SKIRTS for Saturday
With the Fourth just around the corner, everyone will
want new skirts and dainty new dresses. For Saturday we
offer most exceptional values. Below we list four leading
Up to $6.50 d
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Up to $10.00
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