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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 19, 1917.
URGE JOINT BUYING
OF SHIP MATERIALS
Effort to Eliminate Competi
tion, Insure Prompt Deliv
eries and Reduce Cost
Made by Builders.
KITCHEN POLICE WITH COMPANY G OF THE "FIGHTING FOURTH" These men
will feed the 150 member of Company G, now on their way to Deming, N. M. Aurora
is their home station. Standing, left to right: Hollenbeck, Hood, Jones, Coleman,
Horner. Kneeling, left to right: Sanderson, Leeper and Mess Sergeant Obnen.
Washington, Aug. 18. Co-operative
purchasing of materials for ship con
struction was decided on here today
by representatives of the country's
ship building plants to eliminate com
petition and to insure prompt deliv
ery of supplies. A central purchas
ing officer will he named to work with
Major R. E. Wood, purchasing of
ficer for the emergency fleet corpora
tion. The builders, operating yards in
which the government has requisi
tioned ships under construction, were
called here by Hear Admiral Capps,
general manager of the fleet corpora
tion, to discuss speeding up building
of the vessels.
Although the government has taken
over the construction, purchases of
materials for completion of vessels
will be made by the individual yards.
The conference developed that
some yards have committments for
more steel and other materials than
they need and that others have not
obtained enough. A readjustment of
commitments will be made through
the priority committee of the war in
dustries board. One advantage in
centralizing buying pointed out by
officers of the fleet corporation is
lower prices for materials.
The buying agent will be chosen by
the .New York hp Building cor
poration and will open offices in
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From Our Near Neighbors
Jim. T. 0. Brawnrr and dauihlr, Bulah,
bava gnn to llllnula to vtalt (rlenila.
air. and Mr. John Davidson of Chicago,
ara on visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. IT. Pavidson.
L. A. Bates received word from his son.
Boss VV. Bates, who la an attorney In Boise,
Ida., that he had been selected aa one to
attend the officers' training camp at the
Presidio, 8an Franolaeo, and ordered to re
port there August it.
Reutl Alford of Castle Rock, Colo., It
O. A. Bates has sold the Southslde sleva
lor to Mr. William Mueller.
Dr. A. J. Peters has been ordered to ap
pear at Fort Itlley on August 17 to join tbo
Mrs. 0. V, Tyler and son of Butte, Mont.,
left for their home Wednesday.
W. ". Kleck has received an order to re
port for training at Fort Bnelllng on Au
gust 17. i
Frank Cotnte, Jr., member of Company
V, Fifth Nebraska, was horns for a day.
Arrangements ara being made to hold
the annual reunion of old settlers some
where In the county the latter part of this
Mrs. L. A. Bates Is visiting her mother,
Mrs. 8. K. Kelley In Peru.
Cyrus Lalng and three children of Alli
ance are visiting at the horn of Mrs. M. A.
Mlsa Freda Muellar of Cedar Rapids, la.,
la here on visit to her parents.
The public school will open Monday, Sep
Walter Kerr ha enlisted In the aviation
Dr. C, W. Hlckey and family of Bennlng
ton visited Wednesday at the Charles Witt
Mr. and Mr. Charles Baumgardner and
llttl aon returned to Rawltn. Wyo after
two weeks' visit here.
Mrs. D. P. Qulnn entertained the Ladtea'
Kensington Thursday. -
Mr. and Mra. A. Oaeth motored to Schuy
ler Wednesday for a visit wtth relatives.
Mra HarrV Inhn.nn Af U'ata.lnn .l.lt.J
friend her Thursday,.
Walter Sundell left Wednesday morning
for Rawlins. Wyo.
1 Mr. and Mr. Howard Oaborn and family
left Thursday to motor to Minneapolis.
Mra. Olson of Fremont and Mr. P. Oleon
ef Rawlins, Wyo., are visiting at the
Mlsa Rose Jacobson I visiting relative In
Kennard this week.
Mr. Erdman returned Wednesday from
Mrs. Henry Henrtrlrkson left for her
home In Wyoming Wednesday after a two
weeka visit with her psrents.
Mrs. K. I. Powell was an Omaha vlnltor
Mrs. Anna Sundell left for Fremont Wed
nesdny. The congregation of (he Congregation!
churrh held Its annual picnic Thursday at
Walter Fallon and family of Missouri are
her visiting the former's parents, Mr. end
Mrs.' P. Fallon.
The little son of Mr and Mrs. Fred Mar
tens underwent an operation In Omaha Tues
day, i 1
Mr. Floyd Siberia visited, her pnrents,
Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Hofeldt. Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. CI a us Sendel are visiting at
There was an Old Settler1 reunion In
There was a family reunion at the Tlm
perly home north of town last Bunday.
Mine Minnie Dlerks Is spending a couple
of weeks with her slater near Kennard.
Mlsa Bessie (Jrau visited several day with
Mrs. P. Baclihun. near Irvlngton,
Enill Kwoldt has purchased the Otto
Schneekloth farm for 1G7 per acre and
will move to it next spring. .-
Max Rlecken and MUs Herta Witts were
married In Omaha TueedaJ and loft Im
medjately for thetr future home In Ulrvln,
China Formally Announces
Entrance Into War to U. S.
.Washington, Aug. 18. Formal no
tice of China's entrance into the
war has been given the United
States by Dr. Wellington Koo, Chi
nese minister here. In a communi
cation to the State department the
minister announced all international
agreements relating to civilized
warfare would be observed.
Burns Says Some Bakers Recently
Have Sold Their Bread at a Loss
Jay Hums of thi. city, former pres
ident of the National Association of
Bakers, member of the executive com
mittee of that organization, member
of the war emergency council of the
baking industry, and a man who has
been in constant touch with Herbert
C. Hoover, gives out the following
"Bread has been selling pretty gen
erally over the courftry at 10 cents
per pound, retail, and this represents
a flour cost of $9.50 per barrel, ac
cording to formula used, the price
will range from $9.25 to $10.
"Most bakers were supplied with
flour purchased before the big ad
vance of April and May, purchased at
$10 or below, arid while they had this
flour bread sold on the basis of $9.50
to $10 flour, and will continue to sell
on that basis so long as the supply
"Some bakers have been compelled
to buy at higher prices, but so long
as they had to compete with lower
priced flour in their own communities
they could not raise their prices.
"Bakers very generally are now
Boycott of Socialist Paper
Called Unjust by U. S. Senator
Washington, Aug. 18. Exclusion
from the mails of The Masses, a New
York socialist publication, was as
sailed in the senate today by Senator
Hardwick of Georgia, as arbitrary
and unjust. He said he proposed to
introduce a resolution asking the
Postoffice department for information
regarding its action.
running out of flour, and even though
flour has declined in price from the
high point of $17 to approximately
$13.50, the baker purchasing now is
using flour at an advance, to him, of
some 33 1-3 per cent over the flour
used in April, May and June.
"Many bakers could have sold the
flour they had bought in May for
from $5 to $8 per barrel profit, but
they did actually bake it into bread
and sell it from 80 cents to $1 a bar
"The bakers have lived for the last
two months in the confidence that the
food bill would "be passed at an early
date, and would result in stabilizing
flour price near $10, any many of
them who purchased some high priced
flour have taken losses rather than
again raise prices, feeling certain that
relief would come soon."
Adopt 'Big Brother From
Soldier 8 Fighting Abroad
New York, Aug. 18. Each of the
Boy Scouts of America will adopt a
"big brother" from the men who
have been called for military serv
ice, according to an announcement
It will be the duty of the scout to
call at the home of his "big brother"
at least twice each week to see
whether, he can do anything for the
family, and particularly if there is
no one in the home but aged peo
ple. He also will charge himself
with keeping the soldier informed
as to the news of his home town,
including base ball.
Eskimo Confesses Murder
Of Priest, But Is Acquitted
Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 18. Sin
niasiak, one of the two Eskimos from
the Bloody .Falls country on the
shores of the Arctic ocean on trial
here for murder in concction with the
death of two priests, Father Rouviere
and Father Lcroux, was acquitted to
day of the specific charge of murder
ing Father Rouviere.
The trial of Sinniasiak, who with
Uluksuk, was arrested by Royal
Northwest mounted police after two
years' search of the northern, wilds,
was begun last Tuesday. Av confes
sion by Sinniasiak at a preliminary
hearing immediately after arrest in
which he said he and Uluksuk killed
the priests, was written into the rec
ord. Counsel for the defense contended
that Sinniasiak committed the act
through fear of the priests, who were
armed with rifles and who had hired
the, Eskimos to draw their sleigh. It
was, . counsel declared, justifiable
homicide and the only evidence
against the defendant was his confes
sion. Uluksuk will be placed on trial early
next week on a charge of murdering
Father Lerotix. The two Eskimos
have suffered greatly from the heal
during the trial.
Successor to Barnes Is
Appointed in Britain
London, Aug. 18. John Hodge,
minister of labor, has been appointed
minister of pensions in succession to
George Nicoll Barnes, who was an-1
pointed to the war council to take the
place of Arthur Henderson. Other
changes announced officially tonight
were: ' j
Minister of labor, George R. Ro-,
Minister of national service, A. C.
Parliamentary secretary to the
board of trade. George. J. Wardlc. I
A. C. Geddes, the new minister of
national service, is Brigadier General
Geddes and a brother of Sir Eric '
Campbell Geddes, first lord of the
admiralty. He has been director of
recruiting, but under the ministerial ;
pledge that recruiting should pass in- j
to civilian control, he drops his mili
tary rank on entering the ministry of
national service, which ; will have
charge of recruiting.
Seven Hundred Jews Leave
Palestine for America
Stockholm, Aug. . 18. Ira Nelson
Morris, the Ameiican minister, stated
today that he haU received official ad
vices from Turkty that about seven
hundred American Jews bad been
granted permission to leave Palestine
for the United States'. Mr. Morris
said that nearly one hundred already
fjad left Constarlinople for Switzer
land. These seven hundred Jews rep
resent about one-half of the American
colony is Palestine. .,
ADITORIAL NO. 3
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One good investment
is worth a lifetime of
toil or saving.
. H. HARRIMAN,
The world' greatest railroad man.
Creamery Butter Churn Room.
Packing the Finished Product in Sixty-Pound Tuba.
A Good r
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The butter industry is a good place
for investment because everybody
Investment in Omaha in the butter
industry is especially good, because
Nebraska has the raw product and
Omaha is the biggest butter-producing
center of the world.
The Alfalfa Butter Company is a
home institution. Its stock should be
attractive to investors, living in this
trade territory because, in addition to
offering a guarantee of Vj per cent, '
its growth and prosperity adds to the
prosperity of their territory and
therefore to the welfare of each
TIig Alfalfa Butter company is a
going institution, owning and operat
ing a completely equipped plant in
Omaha. Now only eighteen months
old, it is making over $100,0()0 worth
of butter a month. Its rapid growth .
necessitates the . erection of more
buildings, hence it is offering stock to
investors for expansion. s
, Write for 16-page booklet explaining the prop
osition, rail at the company's office at Eleventh
and Capitol Avenue, or telephone Douglas 3903.
Alfalfa Butter Co,
OMAHA, NEBRASKA .
HOLD PUBLIC DRILL
Omaha Company Backed by
Local Red Cross Shows
Skill in Maneuvers at
Repeated cheers and applause from
a crowd numbering a thousand people
greeted the efforts of Omaha Am
bulance company No. 35 in first pub
lic infantry and litter drill at the Oma
ha Auditorium Friday evening. Lieutenant-Adjutant
A. S. Kenworthy of
the Sixth Nebraska put the men
through their paces in the infantry
drill, and the appearance the men
made was really impressive as they
forwarded, squad-righted and double
quicked over the broa"d floor of the
Auditorium without a misstep or
hitcfi in their maneuvers. After the
infantry drill, the men were given a
chance for rest, and refreshment in
the form of buttermilk, donated by
the Alamito Dairy, was' served.
Sergeant J. N. Young then gave his
litter squad a strenous half-hour drill,
which culminated in carrying two men
wounded by a shell off the field of bat
tle in record time. Company No. 35
is composed of 119 men and five of
ficers, commanded by Dr. A. L. Lind
quist of South Side whose appoint
ment has received final confirmation.
This company is financed entirely by
the Omaha Chapter of Red Cross.
There are but two ambulances in the
company' at present, whereas twelve
is the full complement. However, the
Omaha Red Cross Chapter stands
ready to furnish the remaining ten
ambulances whenever the government
calls for them. It is rumored that
army officials intend filling up the
company with ambulances fromtother
points, and thus prepare for action as
speedily as possible.
Strikers Appeal to Prevent
Use of Arms Against Them
San Francisco, Aug. 18. A public
appeal asking the law and order com
mittee of the San Francisco Chamber
of Commerce to prevent "further im
portation and activities of gunmen
employed by the United Railroads to
replace strikers on street cars," was
issued tonight by John O'Connell,
secretary of the San Francisco Labor
The appeal came after the arrest of
nine more alleged employes of the
company in connection with the
strike. All were charged with carry
ing concealed weapons and were ac
cused of having followed in automo
biles a parade of strikers yesterday,
for the alleged purpose of intimidating
marchers. High: alleged company
employes were arrested yesterday on
charges of carrying concealed
Mayor Removed for Refusal
To Listen to Police Charges
Joplin, Mo., Aug. 18. Mayor Hugh
Mclndoe was removed from office to
day in a recall election, as the result
of his refusal to grant a fraternal or
ganization hearing of charges that po
lice officers had detained one of its
members in the city jail four hours
without just cause.
Mclndoe was the first mayor to
serve in a Missouri city under com
mission form of government. He also
served one term in the state senate
and in 1916 was a candidate for the
republican nomination for governor.
Alleged Opposition to
Draft Under Investiaation
East St. Louis, 111., Aug. 18. Of
ficials of the Department of Justice
are investigating an alleged sedition
ary movement in southern Illinois
counties. .Farmers are said to be or
ganizing a league to oppose the send
ing of drafted men to France.
For weeks, it is stated, petitions
have been circulated among men of
draft age, asking them to take an oath
that the; will refuse to go to Europe
and will use force it" necessary to pre
vent transporation to France.
OMAHA HAS IDEAL
Poorest Omaha Cleaner Doe Better
Work Than the Beit Cleaner
in New York City.
CARE GIVEN HERE.
Al Dresner, of the firm of Dresher
Brothers, Dry Cleaners and Dyers,
2217 Farnam street, knows whereof
"Al" has just returned from a trip
which has taken him in turn to
Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, New
York City and other eastern points.
His object during the entire trip was
to see what other cleaning establish
ments are doing and after all is
said and done he comes to the con
clusion that Omaha cleaners are do
ing whatever eastern cleaners can
do, but are doing it better, quicker
and for far less money.
For instance, the Ladies' Dresses
that are cleaned and pressed in New
York City for from $4 to $4.50 are
cleaned in Omaha for $1.93 really
cleaned, mind you.
So be loyal to your Omaha insti
tutions and realize that you have
the best of everything, particularly
When next you feel a need for
cleaning work phone Tyler 345 and
a Dresher man will call, or you might
leave work at the plant, at Dresher
The Tailor's, 1515 Farnam street, or
at one of the Dresher Branches in
the Burgess-Nash or Brandeis Stores.
Dreshers pay express or parcel
post charges one way on all out-of-town
ffimnw4 CD h s0fe4 f n n n a i" j
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Offers You An Exceptional
H Opportunity To Purchase is
QUALITY FURNITURE, RUGS AND STOVES
- i ) t AT MUCH LOWER PRICES
Never was this store so busy waiting on old
customers, advising with newly-weds and
arranging for the refurnishing of thousands
of homes. Whether you intend to purchase
a single piece or to furnish just one room,
a complete apartment or an entire house,
we advise that you inspect our values be
fore purchasing. Our. August terms OF
ONE DOLLAR DOWN should be of inter-
est to you, besides, you will find surprising
opportunities right now in every depart
ment of the store, and our absolute guar
antee insures safety of every dollar you
spend here. 'Our inexpensive location, our
low operating expense, combined with our
immense buying power, assures you of
much lower prices, and, as usual, you make
your own terms.
SA VE FROM 20 to 50 DURING THIS SALE
Home Outfits A
Inspect our cozy
Home Outfits, at
Make Your Own Terms
Dressing Tables A large assort
ment of patterns, in all the desir
able finishes, including many beau
tiful Period and Colonial designs.
Many come with triplicate mir
rors, while others have the plain
standard designs. Our low prices,
812.95. S14.50. S18.50.
$22.50, $25.00, S28.50,
Visit Our Big
Rugs from the leading mills in a
patterns, all at a price that mean a bi
Hit and Miss Rat Rues, 7Q
27x64 inches, our low price.... ,"'4'
Hit and Miss Rag Rugs, in tl 70
36x72-inch sizes, our low price.T,'
Princess Tapestry Rugs, in 9x12
feet sizes, splendid quality, J17 QC
choice patterns, our low price1
Dining Room Tables Massive
Colonial and Period designs, in
the Colonial fumed oak or ma
hogany finishes. Exceptional
values at 9.75, $13.50,
$16.50, $21.50, $24.50,
Overstuffed and Fireside Rockers
In a large range of. patterns,
many are upholstered in tapestry,
others in morrocoline and many
others in genuine leather. The
values you will find extremely in
teresting. Prices are, $9.75,
$12.50, $14.75, $17.50,
$19.50, $25.00, $27.50.
grand variety of colors, weaves and
g saving to you.
Carpet Sweepers, fully guar- CI
anteed, our low price pi.
Princess' Axmlnster Rugs,' sizes 8-3x10-6
feet, our $24.50
low price '
Velvet Rugs, 9xll-fect sizes, a very
desirable rug, t18Q
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High Grade Buffets A wide
range of patterns to choose from,
including a splendid assortment of
golden and fumed oak, in the Co
lonial and Period styles. Our
prices $17.50, $18.75,
$21.50, $24.50, $28.50,
Blanket Values Placing a big
order before the big advance in
prices, enables us to offer you
unusual values. An extra heavy,
large size double 10 QQ
blanket, at, only.. $iOV
Many other equally good
High-Grade Dressers Beautiful
dressers, in Colonial and massive
designs, many in the Colonial and
Period styles, in the golden or
fumed finish, also in the walnut,
mahogany or bird'seye maple; our
prices $10.50, $12.50,
$16.50, $19.50, $24.50,
$27.50, $35.00, $42.50.
Goods Purchased During This
Sale May Be Held for Future
Delivery, If So Desired.
All Lawn and Porch
Furniture, One-Half '
Columbia Grafonolas We urge
that you make your selection
now. Prices are due for an
advance and the supply is lim
ited. Prices range from
$15 " $150
We also carry a full line of
Columbia double disc records.
September records on sale
THE PEOPLE'S STORE.
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