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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. 1917
Omaha Women Register Today for War
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DOES NOT MEAN
SERVICE IN WAR
Women Will Not Have to
Leave Their Own Homes
Unless They So
"It is information the government
is asking for now not the actual
service," is the point Mrs. N. P. Feil
emphasizes in speaking of women's
registration day today.
"So many busy housewives are
afraid to register because they think
they are pledging themselves to some
service which they will not be able
to give," said Mrs. Feil, who is Miss
Edith Tobitt's assistant on the county
"Women will be asked to give only
such information as the government
needs; they need tell nothing they
do not wish freely to tell. Women
should register even if they are too
busy to give service. They will not
be called for any service outside their
homes unless they themselves seek
How Old la Ann?
Whether women will tell their cor
rect ages is the subject of much wager
on the part of men.
Women should tell their age, Mrs.
Feil believes. "Young women can be
assigned to duties that older women
cannot perform' and older women fill
in so much better for certain kinds
of work, than young women would. In
formation gained through these cards
will not be made public anyway."
Automobiles will call for any wom
an who is unable to come to the
polls herself. A telephone call to
the public library, Douglas 1803, will
bring an automobile to the house.
Mrs. Charles Geiger. Harney 2358,
will have charge of the automobiles
for the Fifth precinct of the Seventh
Autos Will Call.
Emergency workers will call at hos
pitals, schools and shops to obtain
the registration of women who are
not able to go to the polls.
Committee women addressed all
women's club meetings; urging , the
members to register., Mrs. u i.
Kountze addressed a north side club
and Mrs. W. F. Baxter talked to
Kilpatrick store employes at their
Red Cross meeting last night
Worried Kansas Mother
Seeks Wayward Boys
A sadly worried mother 3s anxiously
awaiting word of the whereabouts of
her two sons who ran away from
hdme on July 23, leaving no trace be
hind them. Sirs. George D. Noonan,
of Florence, Kan., has written Omaha
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nan, age 16 years eld, 5 feet, 6 inches,
tall, dark' hair, dressed in overalls,
black hat and white shoes, and her
youngest son, Earl Noonan, 13 years
Old, 5 feet, 4 inches tall, dark hair,
gray eyes and a trifle cross-eyed.
"My heart will break unless I hear
from them soon " wrote Mrs. Noonan,
pathetically. "I am here all alone.
They were the pride of my life; if any-1
thing has happened to them, and if!
they are dead, I want' to die, too.
Please, please, make some effort to i
find my two boy.
Cards Omaha Women Will Fill Out at Polls Today
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Kb Woman's Committee Council of National Defense divwon ym
(Sign only one of these cards) j
Name In full.
(Ciur or town' (No. and Itr.et or R. D. No.)
Age (in years) Married or single j
Color or race Country of birth .
Cltiien: By birth.. ..........By naturalliatlon
Persons dependent upon you, If any
Service offered 'p.ctf)' wht)itr roluntr, .tpnse. or.lr, or pM) ..............
Time pledged for service
If training Is wanted. Tuition
specify line.. paid or free.
By whom employed.
Education (graduate or length of time attended):.
Grammar College (give name).
Hiith or Specialiied
Emergency Strvlce (prt(y whthr volunteer, exixriie. only, or itd) .......
Will you go
anywhere?.......... Home town only? In United States?.
How soon can you star'.T
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (ENCIRCLE NUMBER TO LEFT OF OCCUPATION IN WHICH YOU ARE TRAINED. UNDERLINE ONE IN WHICH YOU WISH SERVICE OR TRAINING)
3 Fruit railing
5 Poultry raising
6 Stock railing
13 Clerical work (gen,)
15 Office assistant
16 Office manager
17 Private secretary
19 Shipping clerk
50 Care of children
34 Industries by home
35 Knitting (employ't
37 Practical nurse
38 Trained attendant
51 Boarding house
56 Needle trades
57 Food trades
5ft Leather trades
50 Hat trades
60 Metal trades
62 Paper and printing
6.1 Wood trades
67 Janitres (cleaner)
68 Laundry operative
70 Manlcureand halrdr
73 Retail dealer
93 Laboratory worker
94 Languages (for'gn)
106 Teacher (subject):
Of adults ,
Of children ,
VI. Public Service
111 Institutional mgr.
112 Mail carrier
113 Police patrol
1 17 Wireless
123 Power boat
VII. Social Service
130 Camp work
131 Charities Which?
132 Club executive
133 District nursing
135 Industrial welfare
138 Protective assoc'n
141 Reading aloud.
142 Relief visiting
144 Social clubs
till. RedCron and JUIIsaRillef
150 Surgical dressings
152 Elementary hyg.
I nstruction Cont'd.
153 First aid
B. Driver for car
C. Duplicating raach.
E. Home for convales
H. Motor boat
I. Motor car
K. Share home with
widow or children
RAILROADS ABLE TO
' MOYEUJ. TROOPS
Will Furnish Pullmans to Take
Sixth to Deming if the
Will the, Sixth Nebraska sleep in
Pullman berths or sit up all night on
the way to Deming?
''It rests with the government,"
said W. M. Jeffers, general man
ager of the Union Pacific, when the
question was put to him. "The rail
roads handle troops as the govern
ment directs as long as there is equip
ment available," he said. "Ordinarily
if the troops travel more than a
single night and day Pullman ac
commodations are ordered. Of
course, the simultaneous mobilization
of a great number of troop units puts
considerable strain upon the Pullman
company in furnishing sleeping cars
for this extra traffic just as such spe
cial traffic requires the railroads to
mobilize additional rolling stock and
locomotives for such occasions. We
expect no trouble in handling the
guard companies, however."
The faet that the country is at
war is reflected at this time in the
railroad business perhaps, more than
in any other here in the middle west,
Mr. Jeffers believes. Handling trans
portation of the various regiments
of the National Guard and of the
regular army, together with the
quotas of the national army now be
ing assembled, has made special de
mands upon the passenger service of
every railroad in the country; while
the handling of freight for provision
ing the troops to unaccustomed cen
ters tends further to the complication
of the railroad's difficulties in doing
"But the roads are meeting them,"
Mr. Jeffers maintains cheerfully. "The
Union Pacific ha3 thirty new locomo
tives of the largest type routed for
this division of the road at the pres
ent time, in spite of the fact that the
cost of railroading has gone up and
a locomotive of this type costs twice
as much as it did before the war."
Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results
Washington, Sept. 11. The raid on
the Philadelphia Tageblatt by federal
agents is regarded here today as the
first step in the government's cam
paign to summarily throttle seditious
It is not yet disclosed whether the
authorities' action will take the form
of raids and arrests or the exclusion
of the offending publications from
Daily issues of at least .six other
newspapers printed in the enemy
tongue have been closely scrutinized
by officials for several months and
it is expected steps of an equally
drastic natvre will be taken by fed
For Trip to the Front
. NiCE UNIFORM
By RING W. LARDNER . . ,
(Special Cablegram to The Omaha
' Bee, Copyright, 1917.) . ' ;
A Letter to Home. .
Paris, Sept," 8. Friend Harvey:
Wellt Harvey, I wish you' could aee"
me now and see what. I look like in a
Khaki uniform and' I wisht the girls
could see me too, only for their own
sake its better for them not to. '
I have not become a soldier,
Harvey, but the other day a gentle
man from England and Great Britain
asked me would I like to go to the
british front I was afraid to say No,
so he made'a date f.r me to go there
ana wnen you go mere ana riae
around you've got to wear a uniform
because if you didn't look just like
the rest of them you would be a reg
ular target, for the snipers. .
So I was wondering where I could
disr uo'the orice of a uniform on ac
count of their being a, big shortage of
loose moniy in Paris nd Floyd Gib
bons came to my rescue and says he
had uniforms and he would loan me
one and he certainly ought to because
I let him use my typewriter because
his is at the bottom of the Atlantic
ocean being needed by another fish.
- So this a. m. I put on his uniform
to get used to it and I must say, Har
vey, that while Floyd Gibbons has
some good qualities I wisht he was
several incnes taner ana a lew Kimo
metres bigger around the knee joints.
Well, all Floyd had was the coat
and 'trousers and shoes' and puttees
and of course they's more to the uni
form than that and I had to go and
buy a shirt and a tie and some socks
; and handkerchiefs and a cap and the
store keepers in this burg are not
what you could call modest when it
comes to charging prices.
Thi sliirt was only twenty-five
' francs. and the cap was 26 francs and
' the socks is 5 francs and the neck
ties and handkerchiefs are something
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kerchief onlv flovd savs it isn't done.
and you can t use a white one because
' the Heir.es might think it was a flag
But anyway I look simply grand so
' what's the difference, how tight I
, feel. All I hope is that the Germans
won't be in a angry mood the days
,. I' there and that the people that are
f driving me around wont think I'm
near sighted. That is about all the
news except that Bill Evers was a
pleasant m'ler ' esterdav.
Persistent Advert.sing Is the Road
pHROUGH the perspective of fifty yeara
X we see a Lincoln staggering under a
burden of responsibility almost too great to
Years and history bring those things
clear to us now, as they were not clear to
many Americans of the early sixties.
Today another President, struggling
with as mighty a task as the devoted Lin
coln, calls upon the people to save wheat
that our soldier sons and allies may have
food to sustain them in their fight for liberty.
Shall we hesitate or falter in the smaller things while our
leaders engage in greater and more arduous duties.
You Are Asked to Eat Corn Instead of Wheat
When you eat
you are eating
the best of selected corn a food perfected to a deliciousness far
surpassing many of the best wheat products. These bubbled
flakes have a substance that gets them away from the usual con
ception of old style corn flakes thin and wispy. They are a sub
stantial all-year food, not a soggy confection.
And when you eat Post Toasties you have the sat
isfaction not only of doing full duty to your appetite
but the higher satisfaction of helping the men who
guide the nation.
FIFTH AND SIXTH
But the Exact Time of Leav
ing Has Not Been An
nounced to the Men
Members of the Fifth and Sixth
regiments in Omaha are all ready to
leave today. The companies are still
following their regular routine, but
everything is packed, ready to go.
Captain Gardner of the Fifth ma
chine gun company says he learned
on the border last year that false
alarms often start the men to pack
ing too soon.
"Once we thought we were going
to start at once and took down all
the tents. We were ready to jump
on the train at once, but we lingered
around for a day and nothing hap
pened. Then we got word there was
some trouble getting cars up the road
away. Finally we put up our tents
again and it was several days before
we really got off."
America Buys Wood Huts
, To House Sammies Abroad
Berne, Sept. 11. The American
military authorities in France have
placed through the Swiss Contracting
association an order for 1,000,000
francs worth of wooden huts to house
Dl7rJ Saturday Evcninf,
Ja 1 6 to 8:30 o'clock
To Serve Thos. Who Deaire to Save.
Nebraska Savings and
211 S. 18th Street. City HaU Block
rSS DRESS SH0P
Benson & lolfbtne
"VheShrQ of IndividualjSkcpb"
If f i
It really does not mat
ter what kind of dress
you want or have in
mind it really does not
matter what material.
model and colorinsr It j
really does not mattei
for what occasion, morn(
ing, noon or evenine'
breakfast, bridge or ball I
room it really does not'
matter how much you
wish to pay or how little
the identical dress you
want is here in this great
assortment of Fall and
Smart, serviceable and
comfortable one - piece
dresses for the business
girl or for street wear.
More elaborate models,
braided and embroidered
for afternoon wear, among
which is shown the new
coat dress, smartly but
toned up to the chin
Rich satin frocks for semi-dress and dress wearalso
attractive taffetas and combinations of taffeta and ceorgctte
crepe. Moderately priced
Satin and Silk Dress, $19.75 to $69.50
Cloth Dresses ....... . $12.75 to $69.50
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Fast trains on convenient schedules
arrive Englewood Union Station
(63d St.) and La Salle Station-cmost
convenient locations in Chicago
connecting with limited trains for
all Eastern territory. The
Leaves 6:08 p. m. daily. Have dinner on the
train arrive La Salle Station, Chicago in the
heart of the business district ready for the day -no
Carries sleeping car for Tri-Cities may be occu
pied until 7.-00 a. m.
Low round-trip fares to points in Connecticut,
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Brunswick,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova
Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Vermont and Virrina,
also circuit tour fares to Boston and New York, in
Automatic Block Slgoalg
FlaeMt Modern Atr-Steel Equipment
Write, phone or call at Bock Island Travel Bureau,
1323 Firn&m St, for tickets, reservations, Information.
J. S. McNALLY, Div. Pass. Agent Phone Doug. 428
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