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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY AUGUST 2, 1917.
NEBRASKA CORN IN
Telegrams Sent Over State In
dicate but Little Damage
as Yet, With Most in
Up to this time the Nebraska corn
crop has not btn materially dam
aged by hot weather and drouth.
However, to bring it up to the normal
yield this fall there must be more
rain within a few days.
The foregoing is the consensus of
opinion of the members of the Omaha
That they might get a correct line
up on the condition of the Nebraska
corn crop, more than one-half of the
175 members of the Omaha Grain
exchange sent telegrams to their cor
respondents out in the state Monday,
asking them to wire the damage, if
any, the extent of the damage and the
outlook for a crop.
Answers to the hundreds' of tele
grams are coming in and as a rule the
country correspondents take a most
optomistic view of the present con
dition and the future, though all agree
that if Nebraska raises its normal
crop there must be more rain.
The real corn belt of Nebraska lies
east of a line drawn north and south
of Lexington and Holdrcge, some
200 miles back from the Missouri
river and it was into this territory
that the most of the telegrams went.
Almost everywhere in this area, with
the exception of a small section of
country in the extreme southern part
of the state, word comes that except
in isolated cases, but little damage
has resulted from the dry and hot
The answers indicate that early
planted corn has stood the heat and
drouth far better than that planted
late in the season. Then, too, corn
that was well cultivated smd carefully
tended has been ( damaged but little,
while corn where the weeds were
permitted to grow and the ground
was not; plowed deep cannot make
more than a half crop. However, a
field in this condition is the exception
' rathcrthan the rule.
Taking the, east two-thirds of the
corn belt heretofore, indicated, replies
Shit in are of the most flattering kind.
Triry generally state that, while the
top of the ground is dry, one-half
inch to two inches beneath the sur
face the soil is moist and the plant is
making good growth.. The leaves curl
during the day, but straighten out at
night and in the morning are fresh
and do not ahow any signs of being
.Grain men are unanimous in the
opinion that while there may have
been some damage done to the corn
in the extoeme western portion of
the Nebraska corn belt, the fields
back from the Missouri river for a
distance of 100 to 125 miles, except
in a few instances, are damaged
While the rain of the last few days
has been helpful to the corn, grain
men say that it has not been of the
character that brings results and a
full crop. They say that it has moist
ened the top of soil, but has not gone
down into the roots of the growing
corn plants. However, they add that
corn hat attained growth so that the
plant shades the ground and pre
vents the sun from striking the roots
and drying out the soil.
Soldiers Save Cars 1
From Long, Burning Train
Soldiers at Fort Robinson saved a
Northwestern oil train of twenty-one
tank cars from total destruction. As
it was nine' cars loaded with gaso
.line and oil were burned, entailing a
loss of something like $35,000, according-to
the estimate of General
The oil train was pulling into
Crawford, 1 Neb., coming from the
west. Just opposite Fort Robinson
the axle on the sixth car back from
the engine broke and dragged along
the rain, the friction throwing off
sparks that ignited the dripping oil.
An instant later the car was a mass
of flames, quickly communicating to
cars farther back. , .
' With rart presence of mind the en
gineer cut the blazing train in two,
pulling the five cars away from the
scene of the fire. At about the same
time, at Fort Robinson, guard was
being changed and a sergeant sound
ed the fire alarm. Five minutes later
more than 500 soldiers were at the
scene of the fire. They cut the train
in two back of the blazing cars and
pushed to a safe distance those cars
that had not caught on fire.
' Nothing could be done to save the
nine burning car and inside of an
.hour everything about them that
would burn had been consumed.
Woe to tthe Autoist
Who Moves "Park" Stan
"Woe be to the parking ordinance
violators who remove the 'Don't
Park Here' signs and park their
cars within restricted limits," said
Police Judge Fitzgerald.
Traffic Officer Harry Ulmer com
plained that in some cases, where
business firms have secured an order
from the police to mark off a section
in front of their places, autoists re
move the sign and drive in, in spite
of the warnings, and when they are
ready to leave they put the sign back
to where they have taken it from.
Marshal to Take Two
To the Internment Jail
United States Marshal Flynn and
Deputy Nickerson will leave Thurs
day for Fort Douglas, Utah, with
John Grabert and John Fentrohs,
two alien enemies who were arrested
respectively in Omaha and Dunning,
Neb., and who have been ordered in
terned at Fort Douglas.
British Flight Sergeant to
Leave Fort Omaha Balloon School
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Flight Sergeant Harry C. Hill, of
the British Royal Flying corps will
go down to fame as the man who
stayed a month in Omaha without
being interviewed. He was sent over
by the British government to assist in
establishing the balloon school here.
The reason for Sergeant Hill's shy
ness is this. Not so long ago he was
approached by an American news
paper man who wanted a "ripping
Not being in a story-telling mood,
Sergeant Hill replied, "I have nothing
Next day in large headlines the fact
was blazoned to the world that "Ser
geant Hill is under orders to say
Not being used to "yellow" head
lines Sergeant Hill waxed wrothy. In
deed it is said he is still gunning for
a certain reporter.
But Omaha reaped the results. It
may be that Sergeant Hill has a story
to tell. Reports are current of his
deeds of daring at the front, but he
almost froths at the mouth at mere
sight of a reporter. As Sergeant Hill
boasts six feet of British.brawn, "yel
low" reporters have deemed discretion
the better part of valor.
Sergeant Hill will leave this week
for Akron, 5., the famous rubber
town, where he will inspect some
y. m7c. a. to send
General Pershing; Cables Ap
peal for Actives to Teach
Scriptures to Women.
"Do you know the message that
General Pershing sent back him soon
after he landed in France.
"It has not been made public, but
its contents was an appeal to the
Young Men's Christian association of
America to rush there as quickly as
possible clean men who can help the
French people overcome one of the
greatest instances of misplaced grati
tude that the world has ever known.
Such was the message of Rev.
Charles E. Cohbey in an appeal for
clean men of Omaha who can speak
the French language. The Omaha
Young Men's Christian association
will list the names of all men who
can so qualify. Any number up to
800 will be accepted and immediately
sent to foreign fields.
Continuing his review of conditions
there, Rev. Mr. Cobbey said:
"It is an actual fact that these
wonderful women of France are filled
with misplaced gratitude. They mis
understand. "What we want is something to
counteract this mistake. God's word
carried to France will set it right I
am positive. And what will be more
powerful than a fine set of America's
best youth exerting a wholesome in
Pays $2,000 a" Year.
"There are any number of men now
doing this work who prior to the war
commanded salaries all the way from
$5,000 to $10,000 per year and are sac
rificing much. The Young Men's
Christian association will pay every
man it send to France for this work
$2,000 per year."
Rev. Mr. Cobbey, who is pastor of
the First Christian church, has been
chosen for the responsible position of
religious secretary at the Deming,
N. M., mobilization camp, where
guardsmen from Nebraska, Iowa.
South Dakota, North Dakota and
Minnesota soon will concentrate. He
is 'one of the most active members of
the Omaha Ministerial union and has
been prominently identified with re
form movements during the last few
Foley Suceeds Park
On the Illinois Central
Information from Chicago is to
the effect that T. J. Foley, formerly
general manager, becomes vice presi
dent of the Illinois Central, in charge
of transportation and operation, suc
ceeding V. L. Park, assigned to other
duties. Both are Omaha men and
both wire connected with the Union
Pacific. Some years ago, when Mr.
Park was general superintendent of
the' Union Pacific, he was called to
the Illinois Central as general super
intendent. At that time he took with
him Mr. Foley, who was a yardmas
ter, appointing him a superintendent.
When Mr. Park was elected vice
president Mr. Foley was promoted to
The Illinois Central also announces
the promotion of A. E. Clift, general
superintendent of northern lines, to
general manager. As general super
intendent of the northern lines he is
succeeded by L. A. Downs, superin
tendent of the southern lines.
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BRANCH WAR BOARD
IS ORGANIZED HERE
Railroads Centering in Omaha
to For,m Section of the Na
tional Council of
Thursday there will be organized a
branch of the railroad war board of
the National Council of Defense in
Omaha. The organization is to be
brought about by reason of the sug
gestion of the parent organization and
its purpose is to aid in co-operation
in keeping the freight car shortage
at a minimum and impressing upon
shippers the importance of loading to
The meeting to organize the Omaha
branch of the railroad war board will
be attended by representatives of the
lines centering in Omaha, and is to
be presided over by Ballard Dunn,
the special representative of the coun
cil. Those who have been named to
attend and formulate a line of ac
tion that will be in harmony with the
plans of the war board, are: G. W.
Holdrcge,. general manager of the
Burlington; Frank Walters, general
manager of the Northwestern; Eu
gene Duval, general agent of the
Milwaukee; B. J. DeGroodt. assistant
general freight agent of the Great
Western; John R. Webster, general
agent of the Illinois Central, and B.
C. Dosier, assistant general freight
agent of the Missouri Pacific.
Omaha Butchers Off for
Fifteen Omaha butchers will leave
Sunday night for Minneapolis to at
tend the National Convention of
Master Butchers, August, 6 to 11.
J, J. Cameron, manager of the
Omaha Retail Grocers' association,
is the accredited delegate to the na
tional convention and A. A. Health
is alternate. Other members will at
tend the convention, however, from
Omaha. V. F. Kuncl, one of the vice
presidents of the National Associa
tion of Master Butchers, will attend.
Most of the Omaha members will be
accompanied by their wives.
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Women Eagerly Sign Pledges
to Assist in the Home Con
servation Movement of -the
"Contrary to any impression
abroad, when I named the women to
serve as a committe in charge of the
house-to-house food conservation
canvass in Omaha I chose women
used to doing that sort of work with
out any thought of whether they are
suffragists or antf-suffragists," said
Mayor Dahlman m the course of an
address which he delivered at Central
Park school Tuesday night. Mayor
Dahlman switched on the electricity
which started the fan in the first mu
nicipal drying plant in Omaha at the
time. "This matter of food conser
vation is not a political movement;
it has been ordered by the govern
ment as a measure in connection with
the State Council of Defense."
In addit:on to the highly patriotic
speech made by the mayor, Frank G.
Odell, Mrs. Mary Howe and Mrs. H.
C. Sumney all talked on food conser
vation work. Since no canvass had
been made yet in Central Park dis
trict, all the women present signed
pledge cards and took more to dis
tribute among their neighbors.
This n.orning Mesdames H. B.
Fleharty, J. VV. Robbins, James Rich
ardson and H. C. Sumney, with a
number of Campfire girls, started on
a canvass of the northern part of the
Emma Jane Estes Files
Suit for Divorce; Cruelty
Emma Jane Estes, 42 years old, a
bride of a few months, has begun
suit for divorce in district court
against Love Mason Estes, 50 years
old, said to be a wealthy real estate
Mrs. Estes alleges her husband's
given name fits him . too well. She
says he is too loving cruelly so.
The Esteses were married at Cres
ton, la., June 7.
Mrs. Estes says her husband is worth
Mediation Board to. Report j
Omaha Strike to Governor I
The state board of mediation and
investigation went into executive ses-;
sion at 11:30 .Wednesday morning in;
the city hall to consider the matter J
ot dratting a special report to uov
ernor Neville on the strike situation
in Omaha as they have found it in
the testimony introduced on. the
labor side of the cpntroversy. Only
attorneys for the laborers appeared
when the board convened. The em
ployers are stili standing on what
they hold to be their constitutional
right to refuse to testify. They de
clare that both sides are bound by the
injunction restraining agitation of any
Woman is Given the , .
Right to Change Name
Magna Rebecca Grimso has been
given permission by district court
to change, her name to Magna Re
becca Horn. She said she has been
living with. the family of John Horn
fpr the last seventeen years and is
known to everyone by the name of
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