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IN OMAM SCHOOLS
Buildings and Grounds Are Not
in Full Accord with the Ideas
of Expert Who Makes
Survey. 4 '
"It will be observed from the de
tailed scores that the Omaha elemen
tary schools are deficient in their
iieating and ventilating, their fire
protection, their artificial lighting sys
tems, their water supply and toilet
systems," are comments in Dr. George
D. Strayer's survey report, submitted
to the Board of Education.
"They lack large rooms for general
ise, lunch rooms, play rooms, and
also rooms for the use of teachers
and rooms for nurses," the doctor
Under the Strayer system of scor
ing scitool buildings sixty-five points
represent comparative perfection of
tire protection. Thirty-six elementary
school buildings scored less than nine
points out of e possil le sixty-five on
fire protection. Ten received less
than thirty-three points, which six re
ceived high scores.
The report states that 58 per cent
of the children enrolled are not pro
vided with adequate playground space,
following comment is made:
No Attempt to Apply Standard.
"As one views the city as a whole,
apparently little attempt has been
made to apply any standard in the
purchase of elementary school sites.
Instead of buying large tracts of land
when land was cheap, piecemeal ad
ditions have been made to meager
playgrounds. Many of the sites are
very irregular because of the failure
to purchase buildings and land adja
cent. "In contrast 'with the attractive and
well kepi site upon which the Cen
tral High school stands, the sites of
many of the elementary plants show
that little attempt has been made to
make schoolhouse surroundings as
attractive as they can be made in
such a beautiful city as Omaha. Too
frequently sheds and barns surround
school buildings. Sj all houses and
outhouses are on the same square,
and grounds -re hemmed in ' y fences
and small structures.
"The i . littce was pleased to
note that in many playgrounds some
apparatus had been installed. It is
possible that this is just the begin
ning of a program of installation of
playground apparatus whereby soon
all playgrounds will have an abund
ance of play material for all ages of
Score of the Buildings.
In scoring school buildings 1,000
points represent all requirements. In
the Strayer survey the Dundee scored
first with 817 and the Edward Rose
water school second with 796 points.
The scores as returned by Dr.
Building-. Folnts.l Building Point.
K. S. of Commerce.274ISouth Lincoln 559
Central Benson.. . .308
Druid Hill 313
Park , 334
i'lifton Hill 334
West Side 561
New Lon? fl
Bemon Hign &oo
South High 617
Did Lonir 439
...422 Saunders ....,...616
Central High (21
Brown Park 484
Vlason 695Jungmann ..656
Monmouth Park... 639
,'nrrlgan ,. 552
South Central 672
Miller Park 730
3outh Franklin. .. .739
Central Park 783
IHoward Kennedy.. 787
Local Shoe Man Returns
From Chicago Foot School
W. S. Stryker of the Douglas Shoe
store has returned from Chicago
where he has been making a special
study of practipedics given by the
American School of Practipedics.
The study includes analysis of foot
anatomy, foot troubles and their
causes, the diagnosis of foot condi
tions and their correction through the
use of orthjpedic appliances.
South Dakota Cavalry in
Omaha En Route to the Front
Captain Raymond W. Mullin, senior
captain of the South Dakota medical
corps, passed through Omaha Satur
day with Troop K of the First South
Dakota cavalry. Captain Mullin is a
former Omaha boy, a graduate of
Creighton university and a son of
Mrs. R. Mullin, 2535 Chicago street.
Police Surgeon Mullin of the central
station is a brother.
"I will join you 'somewhere in
France' as soon as I complete my
course here," Police Surgeon Mullin
told his soldier brother. "They told
me to finish my course when I tried
to enlist, so I guess I cannot go until
after next year."
Troop K, the advance guard of the
South Dakota troops, is considered
the crack military organization of the
South Dakota , Guard. Raised on
horseback, the men feel thoroughly at
home. All were in the best of spirits
and cheered lustily as their train
pulled into Omaha. All were anxious
to get to their new camp at Deming,
N. M. The troop consists of 109 men
and officers. They are officered by
Harry De Malignon, captain; Fred
Hattcrscheidt, first lieutenant, and
Howard Manchester, second lieu
tenant. Public Library Saves War
Cartoons for Future Use
"There is nothing new in the world.
Just as events of the present are du
plicates of what has happened in,the
past, so are tne nappemngs 01 ine
present day forerunners of what will
come to pass in the future, with, of
course, more or less difference in their
manner of fulfillment."
So says Miss E. Tobitt of the Oma
ha public library and in proof she re
fers to the world war of today as in
controvertible evidence of the simi
larity of actions of man since Cain
first killed Abel. Miss Tobit then
observed that she had been making a
study of the different phases of iden
tity between the cartoonists of a gen
eration ago and those of today. The
ideas brought out by the big war
cartoons and advertisement posters of
the army and navy for the enlistment
of recruits are modeled unintention
ally upon those of civil and Spanish
Miss Tobitt believes that these
posters will be valuable for future
reference, as they are indicative of
the spirit of this particular age. A
rnlWrinn nf those of the better sort
has been gathered at the library.
Byram Finds Burlington
Road Has Plenty of Business
H. E. Byram, vice president in
charge of operation on the Burling
ton system, came in from Chicago
Saturday and went out on an inspec
tion of the lines west of the Missouri
river. He spent an hour in Omaha
and during his stay said:
"The Burlington, like all the other
roads. of the country, is swamped with
business, but wn are managing to
handle it in pretty good shape. We
are keeping everything moving and
expect to do so.,
"Generally along the Burlington the
crops are good and with the high
prices that are going to obtain for
agricultural products the farmers are
going to continue to be prosperous."
School for Boys
Entered 900 boys to 40 colleges
in the last 20 years.
Excellent advantages and mod
Terms, $425. School not con
ducted for profit.
Send for catalogne.
Edwin M. Hartman, A. M.,
Box 900, Lancaster, Pa.
Van Sant School of Business
Day and Evening Schools
Offers the following
courses of study: "
Greg j Shorthand
Adding and Listing Machines
Civil Service Subjects -Junior
""Friday afternoon and evening classes by professors from
the School of Commerce, University of Nebraska, in the
Finance and Investments
Saturday morning class by one of these instructors in the
Business Course for Home Women
Arranged to meet the needs of women who manage their
personal affairs and those who must look after the busi
ness affairs of Borne member of the family called to
Detailed information concerning courses of study, tuition rates and
rates and general and special opportunities for those with business
training, may be had by calling at the school, or writing for the school
lone C. DUFFY, Owner
Second Floor Omaha National Bank Building. Douglas 5890. Omaha.
BIG PROBLEM IS
DP TOTHE ROADS
Gigantic Task of Moving One
Million Soldiers to Canton,
ments Staggers Rail
Ballard Dunn, manager of the local
War board of the National Council of
Defense, is of the opinion that not
withstanding the fact that the rail
roads have pooled their locomotives
and passenger equipment, a serious
problem confronts them in figuring
out a plan for handling the troops
that will have to be moved between
September S and 9. The time be
tween these two dates is when the
first contingent, 30 per cent of the
National army of nearly 1,000,000
men will move to the cantonments.
Data is not available relative to the
number of men each railroad in the
United States will handle, but the
cantonments are so located that prac
tically all of the lines will be taxed
to capacity. It is" also certain that in
order to handle the men within the
time set by the government, the rail
roads are going to be kept busy and
that it is going to be difficult for
them to keep the regular traffic on
One Thousand Cars.
It is estimated that to the canton
ment at Fort Riley, from September
5 to 9, the Union Pacific will trans
port 14,000 men. If these men are
handled in day coaches, as probably
most of them will be, the movement
will require 1,000 cars, provided there
are two persons in each seat. To han
dle the trains over the one division
into Fort Riley will require some sixty-five
locomotives, provided the
equipment is in trains of sixteen cars
Even the Union Pacific with its im
mense store of equipment is going to
be somewhat crippled when it takes
sixty-five locomotives and 1,000 pas
senger cars out of the regular serv
ice. It is fiured that other lines not so
well supplied with equipment and
which will have large numbers of
men to move, will have to abandon
some of the regular service unless the
new pooling plans affords them more
relief than seems possible at this
Washington, Awr. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) First Lieutenants Urbane F.. Bass
and Charles C. Middleton, Medical Reserve
corps, are relieved from duty at the med
ical officers' training camp, Fort Oglethorpe,
Ga., and ordered to Fort Des Moines, la.;
for a course of Instruction.
Wife of Local Railroad
Man Sues for Divorce
Hugh V. Hale, general j ardmaster
for the Northwestern railroad, is be
ing sued for divorce in district court
by Dorothy T. Hale, who makes
wholesale allegations of cruelty, non
support and infidelity.
They were married in April, 1897,
and have several.children.
Mrs. Hale alleges her husband has
a vicious and ungovernable temper
and has swore at her almost con
stantly for the last ten years.
He is extravagant, she says, and.
according to her allegations, spends
their savings on other women.
She alleges he entertains other wo
men and buys them fine clothes, while
she and the children go without the
necessities of life.
Mrs. Hale says he then comes home
and beats the children.
At the present time, she alleges, he
is infatuated with a "blond," who, she
says, has complete control over him.
Mie says tins woman lias an in
valid husband "or she would tell her
Mrs. Hale declares her husband
earns a large salary.
More Buildings Are to
Be Erected at Fort Omaha
Within three weeks Fort Omaha
will be equipped with additional bar
racks to care for 1,500 more soldiers
than are now stationed there. The
new barracks are occupying prac
tically all the available space between
the parade ground and the south line
of the military reservation. Barracks,
garages and shops are being built,
with a heating plant for all.
Contracts have been leWor other
buildings, work on which will begin
is soon as the barracks are completed.
They will come as the result of sug
gestions and recommendations of
General George O. Squier, command
ing officer of the signal corps.
Employes of Public Service
Companies Picnic at Manawa
It required sixteen coaches to carry
the street railway employes and their
families to Manawa Saturday to en
joy the annual picnic. And almost as
many cars were demanded to trans
port the employes of the gas and
electric light companies of the two
cities to the same pHace for the Same
purpose, lhe two annual events
helped to swell the regular Manawa
crowds to huge proportions. Ideal
weather conditions helped to make
the picnic one of the most pleasant
of the long series of those annual
events. Many of the picnickers re
mained at the lake until a late hour
RAGTIME PIANO PLAYING
Positively taught in 10 to 20 lessons.
Original Christensen System.
Imitators can copy the substance of our advertising, but they cannot copy our
system. Christensen schools of popular musio located in all large cities from
"Coast to Coast." Established at Chicago, 1903, by Axel, Christensen.
The "Caar of Ragtime" m
Phone Walnut 8379. Omaha Studio, 4225 Cuming. Call or write for fret booklet.
Junior College and Conservatory for Young Women.
Literary Courses, State Certificate, University Credit, Music, Expression,
Art, Home Economics, etc. $25,000.00 Gymnasium.
$12,000.00 Swimming Pool.
For catalog address
JOHN W. MILLION, A. M., President.
1001 College Place, Mexico, Mo.
Y. M. C. A. NIGHT SCHOOL
Monday September 10th.
YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON YOU.
PROMOTION, THROUGH NIGHT STUDY.
LET US FIT YOU FOR A BIGGER JOB.
EDUCATIONAL DEPT., Y. M. C. A.
y Room 319. Phone Tyler 1600.
Mosher Shorthand Institute
Shorthand and Typewriting Course
i (Books Included.)
WE TEACH MOSHER SHORTHAND.
MOSHER SHORTHAND is the Gregg greatly improved.
MOSHER SHORTHAND is the most rapid system.
MOSHER SHORTHAND is the most legible system.
MOSHER SHORTHAND is the easiest learned system.
MOSHER SHORTHAND is the system business men prefer to have
their stenographers write, as letters like the following prove :
MARTIN BROTHERS COMPANY,
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS,
y 812-20 BARKER BLOCK.
Omaha Neb., Feb. 13th, 1917.
F. W. MOSHER. Omaha. Neb. ' . i.m,
Dear Sir: It may be interesting to you to know that we have made it a point
to engage all of our stenographers who wrote Mosher Shorthand, as we find their
work has been the most efficient of any we have had. Your system of shorthand
is very practical and the results we have obtained have been very gratifying. We
employ from eight to nine girls in the office and practically all of them use your
system. Yours truly,
MARTIN BROS. CO..
By C. W. MARTIN.
Shorthand Home-Study Course Complete
SCHOOL BUILDING Located on Strehlow Terrace, Yates St.,
from Sherman Ave. to North 18th St., Omaha. It is surrounded by
the beautiful Grounds and Buildings of the Strehlow Terrace Apart
ments. Every Day Is Enrollment Day. Call at the School or Telephone
Webster 5578 or Harney 6045 for Appointment.
Mosher Shorthand Institute
WE ARE SHORTHAND SPECIALISTS.
F. W. MOSHER, President.
A FINE REGIMENT
Omaha Business Men Push
New Organization, Which
Soon Will Be Recruited
to War Strength.
The recruiting office of the militia
reserve was open all day Sunday.
Already the "Lucky Seventh," the
new militia regiment beng organized
by Major Ray Abbott and a number
of Omaha business men, justifies its
"Seven is Omaha's lucky number,"
said F. Y. Higginson today. "Seven
always brings us victory at the ball
games and in all other endeavors. So
the new militia reserve regiment con
siders itself lucky that its number
happns to be lucky seven."
Omaha has taken up the idea of the
ney militia with enthusiasm. Re
cruiting is going on with a rush at
the office between Sixteenth and Sev
enteenth on Farnam. Here Lieuten
ant Leidy,-A. J. Mctilone, F. W. Hig
ginson. Will Metcalfe and many oth
ers are kept busy meeting applicants.
Last week a young Jewish business
man applied for entrance. He was giv.
en the physical examination and was
rejected because of bad eyesight.
Since then he has besieged the office
with propositions to enter in de
tached service. He hopes to enter
as a clerk or stenographer, or to en
list in the quartermaster's corps in
any way that will allow him to serve
his country. In such lines his slightly
$200 Per Month
Russell C. Lemmon graduated
from Cotner in 1916, and be
gan his work with us while
teaching school. He has just
been elected to a commercial
teaching position at $200.00
Our. graduates in other com
mercial lines do correspond
Fall term opens September 3.
T. A BLAKESLEE, pre.id.nt.
H. F. CARSON, S.cr.Lry.
Corner O and 14th Sts.,
defective eyesight would not count
Yesterday the business manager of
a large wholesale 'house in Omaha
tough t entrance as a private. He
now has a salary of $.00 a month.
winch he is perfectly willing to give
up tor one ot (U, should the re
serve militia be called into federal
Among the unique features of this
youngest of Nebraska regiments is
its six sets of brothers who enlisted
in its ranks last week. Two of these
are quite young, under the age limit
and the rest mature men, near 40.
Physical examinations for entrance
to the Lucky Seventh began Friday
night. Fifteen men were examined.
Two were rejected and one held
pending another examination. Last
night twenty men were examined
and a very small proportion rejected.
Business men are contributing lib
erally the expenses of organizing the
new regiment. The use of the build
ing on Farnam street has been donat
ed by the Independent Realty company.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
the dsy too si fradnatrd from the RsiMMmartsn slue-1
nass School, 1310 Crsne Ave Kama Clt, Mo. I
HigharaNnantanea.ttanosraphy, bookkpinf . bonkiri. I
ptrnmaiwhip. advertising- snd salesmanship. A nhm m I
anmanahla bv th world's otiamolon Mftman. a loa-1
m In Oran hertnaa. and catalog sad partieolani
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THE HOLYOKE-DOX SCHOOL
For Boys an(j Girls Opens Monday, Sept. 17th
534 S. 40th Street.' Phone Harney. 5654.-
Mrs. E. A. Holyoke, Principal. , ,
School of Music
A School with the highest ideals. Large Faculty.
All the Principal Branches of Music, Dramatic Art,
Aesthetic Dancing. Anyone may enter.
Catalog containing full information sent on request.
Director " i ,
1109 It. St., Lincoln, Neb.
Located at Bethany (Lincoln). Nebraska
Cotner University offer the very best opportunity in the following
departments! ( .
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS Embracing all branches of a Univer- !
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION For training teachers, leading to first '
grade and life professional certificates. j
BIBLICAL COLLEGE For training preachers and mission workers. j '
ACADEMY Corresponding to the regular four years' High School
SCHOOL OF ART, SCHOOL OF MUSIC, SCHOOL OF EXPRESSION,
COMMERCIAL SCHOOL OF HOME ECONOMICS.
The moral atmosphere surrounding Cotner and Bethany is the best. It is a town
made up of Christian people. No saloon, pool or billiard hall. The church and college
are the centers of attraction and activity. , .
Bethany, the seat of Cotner, is an ideal suburb of Lincoln, the city of Univer
sities. A more delightful place to live cannot be found.
Students come directly under the head of each department and not under substi
tutes or assistant teachers, as in larger institutions.
Tuition low. Table board $3.00 per week. The cost of an education here is the
very lowest possible.
Cotner University stands for a Christian education, for the development of the
moral and spiritual life as well as the mental.
We believe also in the highest development of the physical. To this end we
have a well equipped gymnasium. Athletics are encouraged. We have strong College
and Academy teams in foot ball, basket ball and base ball, who compete with the
other Colleges of the state and adjoining states. We are proud of their -record this'
School opens September 10th. For Catalog or further information
ADDRESS J. H. BICKNELL, COTNER UNVERSITY
Bethany, Nebraska 7
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
and Young Women
Preparation for Bryn Mawr, Smith, Vassar and Wel
lesley. Special courses for high school graduates. Unusual ,
advantages in piano, voice, domestic science and expres
sion. French, German and Spanish. Gymnasium and out
door sports and dramatics.
For catalogue address the principal
MISS EUPHEMIA JOHNSON
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