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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1917)
- BIG CONTRACTS
Largest Chalmers Dealer in
, United States Also Secures
New Territory for the
E. V. Abbott, general manager of
the Western Motor Car company, re
turned from Detroit last week with a
Chalmers contract for 1918, including
an additional strip of Nebraska terri
tory. The Western Motor Car com
pany will also continue as distributors
in Kansas and Oklahoma through
their Wichita branch.
During one of the sessions between
Abbott and Walter E. Flanders, presi
dent of the Maxwell-Chalmers organi
zation, the business of the various
Chalmers distributors was drawn up
in comparative form and it was found
that the Western Motor Car com
pany bears the distinction of being
the largest Chalmers distributor in the
' Knoblock Works Manager
Of Cleveland Tractor Co.
A significant sign of the times is
seen in the manner in which progres
sive tractor manufacturers are draw
ing into their organizations men who
have made reputations for themselves
in the automobile industry. '
An example of this is the appoint
ment of A. F. Knoblock as works
manager of the Cleveland Tractor
company, makers of the crawler or
track-laying tractor, developed by
Rollin H. White of the White
motor car and motor truck fame.
Mr. Knoblock was' one of. the
pioneers in the automobile field, hav
ing been one of the founders of the
North way Motors company some 16
years ago, and associated in a man
agerial capacity with the General Mo
tors eompany. .
Later he became identified with the
Cole Motor company at . Indianapolis
as vice president and general manager.
Mrs. A. J. Wisler left Wednesday,
in company with her young niece,
Beatrice Lynch, for Chicago to spend
the week-end with her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. J. W. Russell and son, Loyd,
left Wednesday for Denver to meet
Mr. Russell,' who is on his way home
from Billings. Together they will
return, in their auto.
Mr. and Mrs. Watkins Wolfe are
the proud parents of a son, their first
Miss Anna Harris, Manly, Neb., was
the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur King. '
Harvey Cans of -Canada is the
week-end guest of his uncle, John
Armburst and family.
Fred Garlsen of Harlan, la., and
his sister, Mrs. A. Jacobsen, of Fort
Crook, were over Sunday to help their
mother, Mrs. Ola Carlsen, celebrate
her 68th birthday.
' Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fulmer, West
Side, spent the week-end with their
parents at Hamburg, la. '
Miss Harriet Grovcr, Council Bluffs,
was the week-end guest of her
brother, E. G. Grover.in Eckerman.
Mrs. F.'C. Potter entertained the
first of the week for her sister, Mrs.
i. u. isenoen ana two eniiaren, wno
leave Tuesday for Los Angeles to re
side permanently. Mr. and Mrs. Mills
were also guests.
Mrs. Guy Whitelock brought her
daughter, Mrs. Charles Swardfigger of
Ashland, to the hospital for treatment
Mrs. Whitelock la the guest of her
niece, Mrs. Charles Baarman.
Mrs. Thed Jacobsen and son, How
ard, and niece, Violet - King, left
Wednesday ior Nebraska. City to
spend the week-end with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Cockayne, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Wisler, J. Bostock, William
Vickers and T. Goodnough surprised
vMr. and Mrs. Paul Ebener Monday
evening and had ,a royal time.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gantz, who have
been the guests of their twin daugh
ters, Mesdames Warren Ryder and,
George Cadwellader , at Marsland,
Neb., the last month, returned home
Saturday. " "
Miss Blanche Bir, who has been
the guest of her cousins, J. E. Gar
man and family in West Side, re
turned to her home Monday in
" Mrs. Frank Dunn will entertain the
West Side Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Mabel Schwalm, who has been
in the hospital for treatment, has re
turned to her home.
Mr. and Mrs. David Johnson gave a
dinner Sundayn honor of the return
of her mother, Mrs. J. Johnson, from
Looinis, Neb. Plates were laid for
Mrs. J. Johnson and daughter, Mrs.
Nettie, Mrs. I. A. Miller, Miss Verna
Todd and Mr. and Mrs. D. Johnson.
Pete Rasmussen, who has been in
Lincoln for the summer, left Monday
for Denver and Casper. ,
Mrs. H.; Claggett entertained for
her circle of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union at her home on
Leavenworth Heights Tuesday. Mes
dames H. and C Nielsen, M. Mitchell,
L. L. Wdlnainc, T. G Jensen. M.
Johnson, T. Tox O'Wrieth, D. Givens,
M. Lindquist, I. T. Fulmer, E. Grover,
M. G. Mallon, F. Hammond and E.
Chenwortli were, present
Miss Ellen Hanson entertained the
following of her schoolmates at a
party on Friday night: Misses Mur
ef .Tullis Martha Garman Margaret
Jacobsen, Pauline Gilmore, Anna
Duflff y, Mildred Dickens, Martha
Smith, Margaret Thompson and
Messrs. Ernest Jensen, Raymond Tul
lis, Herbert Van Dusen, Walter Wil
son. Clarence Weston, Alfred Nelson.
The young women of the West
Side will give a dancing party "at
Woodmen Hall Saturday evening fof
the benefit of the soldier boys who
have gone to the training camps and
' with the proceeds will send Christmas
boxes to the following boys of the
West Side: Ray Cole, John Garman,
George Parker, C Young, Walter
Barkci-, James Moore,, Donald Davis,
Seldon Smith, Bernvg Sorrenson,
Harry Murray, Arthur Jensen, George
Young, Carl Anderson, Harry Nelson,
Franz Sorrensen, Norris Anderson,
Alfred Jensen and Soren Doll. V
The following young people of the
West Side gave Mr. and Mrs. Park
Edgar a house wanning in. their new
home on West Pine street Friday eve
ning. It was a complete surprise.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R.' Blacketr, E. G.
Grovcr, H. and C Nielsen. F, C Jen
sen, R. and Earl Stevens. A. E. Dowl
ing; R. G. Chenowith, J. J. Fulmer,
Louis Armburst and the Misses Sarah
Givens and Gurtha Long were pres
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Women Mechanics Take Places in Rail
Road Shops of Men Gone to Front
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With hundreds of thousands
y9ung men called to the colors and
now in, France, in the army canton
ments, or the camps, the industries of
the United States begin to find them
selves short of man power. When
the call came for women to take the
places made vacant ' by. the young
men. the first response came from the
central west. The women of Omaha
have been in the front ranks' and
hundreds of them are doing the work
formerly performed by men; as a
rule, working for wages correspond
ingly as high. In ft is respect it
may be said that employers have not
taken advantage of the circum
stances or conditions, but have paid
the female help the same wages as
they paid men doing the same class
of work. '
Late in the summer it became ap
parent that there was a scarcity of
help in the big office buildings and
women were hfrcd as elevator con
ductors. These young vomen made
good. The packing houses dropped
in line and as fast as the young men
enlisted and . went to war the va
cancies were filled by women where
the work was not too heavy, and in
every instance, it is said, they have
When the call for volunteers went
out, something like 300 young men
trom the Union Pacific headquarters
and general offices of the system im
mediately enlisted. .Not long after
ward, 500 more went and subsequently
another 500 went out to follow '"Old
Glory."' Taking 1,300 men out of the
employ of one concern interferes
with the efficient conduct of the busi
ness. However, it had been fore
casted that large numbers of the men
would enlist and company officials
took . advantage, of conditions Vthat
might arise and commenced drilling
an army of women for office and cler
ical duties. Women are now em
ployed in nearly every office from one
end of the system to the other, doing
the same character of work that was
formerly performed by the men and at
the same wages, and all are making
, Recently on the Union Pacific sys
tem the women have been admitted
into the mechanical department of the
road, where the doors were closed
against them, not because of probable
incompetence, but because it was
thought that physically they were not
strong, enough to do the work. In
some of the shops out on the line a
few 'women were given trial and
they immediately made good. The re-
nsult was that more women were em-
pioyeo..ana aunng me iasi xiirec
months they have taken . up avoca
tion that formerly were only for
On the Union Pacific women are
not running or stoking engines, but in
the shops they are repairing cars,
running lathes and handling the most
intricate machinery. Officials of the
company assert that they are quick to
learn and that they do their work
well and that in all cases it will com
pare favorably with that of the men.
So far as the Omaha shops are
concerned the company officials as
sert that women have not been called
into them to fill the places held by
men. In4the shops here the majority
of th; men are old timers and, as a
rule, have passed the age when they
would be accepted for army service.
Miss Julia Wilson of Raymond,
Neb., spent a few days last week vis
iting among old friends here.
Mr. Earl Davey left Monday for
Camp Funston, where he will enter
the quartermaster's service as clerk.
He enlisted some time ago, but re-
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; 1 I y 2! 4R Tr--prTiC . SUM . H
FRST of Its type, this handsome four-passenger
Foursom is now pattern for the tntlr
. industry. The style and dash of its"destroyer"
lues have captivated public and manufacturer, alike.
For those- who desire the Sport type of car. with
long, low, rash lines, yet designed in perfect taste
this King fears bo competition. , Narrow and
racy , it seats lour in comfort, has lengthy leg
room, -and is equipped with four doors. , -
The two front seats are of the "bucket type and
are eaca nineteen inches wide. Fitted to the back
- . pf these seats is a combination tonneau and "handy"
. lamp which may be removed from its socket and
carried anywhere about the car.
' A locked compartment Just behind the rear
eat provides generou and convenient storag
ptce. v i
King prices have not been Increased. Telegrapn advlesj Just received states a sub
. ; stantial -increase, must be made soon.. Buy now and save $200.
NOYESrKILLY MOTOR CO.
? Omaha Factory Distributor.
ceived his appointment only re
Mrs. J. Calvert entertained the
Loyal Daughters' club at her home
Tuesday evening. Knitting was the
program of the evening. A number
of the members registered for the
first aid class,
Mrs. T. H. Smith, formerly of Ben
son, Is a guest at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. E. H. Fike.
The Woman's club met at the city
hall last Thursday. The program was
a study of war and foreign countries.
Mrs. Frank Pence entertained at
her home Tuesday evening for Miss
Julia Wilson. The guests were:
Misses Carrie Crossett, Helen Mor
ton, Kate Vair Horn, Irene Pence,
Mary Butler, Ethel Burt, Elizabeth
Nelson, Alice McCreary and Julia
Wilson. Mrs. F. Pence and Mrs.
Bradford Hiles, Mrs. William BurnelL
The members of the high school
senior class went to Elmwood park
Wednesday afternoon for a "wiener"
roast and general good time. They
were accompanied by the principal
and and teachers of the high school.
Mrs. J. H. Meeker has returned to
her home in Decatur, la., after a visit
with her daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. John Speedie have
moved to their farm near Springfield.
Nb. They resided here, a number of
year. Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Moul
throp have moved into their home,
which they have purchased.
Mrs. P. S. Rosander was hostess
for the English Lutheran Ladies' Aid
society last Wednesday, and Mrs. W.
H. Reed for the Methodist on the
Mr. John Sagar went to Stanberry,
Mo., Wednesday, where he was called
by the death of his father, who died
at the age of 88 years.
Miss Helen Jorgenson entertained
the Guild at her, borne last Monday
Mrs. Arthur Gwyne of Florence
spent Thursday visiting with friends
Mr3. James Gallagher entertained
for the Good Times Card club at her
home last Thursday. -
A'son was born to Mr. and Mrs. R.
H. Persons last week at the Metho
The Men's club of the Methodist
church entertained at an oyster sup
per Thursday evening for about 60
men. An address was made by Dr. St.
Clair of Council Bluffs, and others by
a number of Benson men. who are
making an effort to raise a $5,000 debt
by the first of the year.
New Improvements !
Don't deny yourself the complete
variety of enclosed car advantages the
new Cole Eight Four-Door Toursedan
If made to your personal order it
could not have more complete accom
modations from floor heater toWalt
Adjustable glass panels at the side
permit one to transform this car into a
variety of types that amply provide for
every social and business requirement,
or weather condition.
Four-Door Toursedan Prices
7 jwneoaer with divided front leatt . $2595
7 panencer with nlid
front nt, (taM partition . . $2695
I pawengef with 6 icat&n tonnca . S279S
With it you have all the advantages
of an open touring car, a Sedan or a
Limousine. There is also a removable
glass partition which can be used to
separate the driver's compartment from
the tonneau when, the car is either open
We caution you to place your order
now and take advantage of an im
mediate delivery. Demonstrations by
Prices, Other Models
7 pauenger touring car $1995
4paueagef Tnzeda Roadater ... $1995
4 paneoger Toureoupe ..... $2495
Prktt f. o. b. factory end tubjtel to changt without notice i
) DE BROWN AUTO SALES CO.
Wholnala Distributor! for Iowa and Northern Nebruka. Som Good Territory Open for Liva Dealer.
Z210 Farnan St, Omaha, Nebraska. 1414 Locust St., De Moinei, Iowa.
TRAYNOR AUTOMOBILE CO.
1210 Farnam Strut
v Cole Motor Car Company
Indianapolis, U. S. A
Fhont DouffUi 5266.
A Practical -Hand
- . We have had designed a practical farm
; body, which is used with the Little Giant Chassis.
N This is a dump body and the hoist is so con
structed that it can be worked easily by hand.
This eliminate? an expensive pnetfmatiG hoist
and serves every farm nee'd.
Little Giant Chassis can't be beat. They are -built
by the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., a $12,
000,000 concern. A concern well able to build
the best ' . .
4 The Duntly Pneumatic Gas Generator, an
exclusive Little Giant feature, guarantees a sav
ing of 50 ( in fuel consumption.
Implement Dealers should be especially in-1
terested in this, as it is a practical solution of the
" yrrTl gflrgpp t
:.. OMAHA, NEB.
2429 Farnam St
Phone Douglas 7940.
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