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BIG ARMY GRID GAME AT
CREIGIITON FIELD TODAY
Camp Funston Eleven Arrives Friday Night; Dodge Team
Due Here This Morning Via Council Bluffs; Seat
Sale Hits on High and Promises Full
House When, Game Starts.
Omaha is all set for the big army gridiron game to be held
at Creighton field this afternoon between elevens representing
Camp funston, Kas., and Camp Dodge, la., the two largest
cantonments in the United States, s ',' '
Hostilities between the rival armyp.
elevens starts promptly at 2:30. J A
preliminary game starts at 1 o'clock.
The prelim is no mean combat itself.
It will be between Fort Omaha and
Fort Crook for the army champion
ship of Omaha. ,
Sale of seats, which started to hit
on high yesterday, promises an im
mense crowd. Additional stands
have been erected at Creighton field
so that 9,000 persons can be ac
comodated. There also will be
plenty of standing room for the over
flow crowd. ' '
Automobiles will not be permitted
to enter the grounds, but a large
vacant lot directly across the street
from the main entrance to the field
affords plenty of parking space for
The Camp Funston eleven arrived
in Omaha at 8 o'clock last night on a
special train on the Union Pacific.
Several hundred camp followers ac
companied the team in addition to a
40-piece military band. . ;
The Funston eleven came in tjvo
sections. One section came from
Funston where the team played Il
linois turkey day. The other came
from Joplin, Mo., where it played
' Camp Doniphan on the same day.
The two squads wilt be united to bat
tle against the Dodgers. ' -.
The Camp Dodge crew arives this
morning. A special train on the Rock
Island is to bring the team and 500
soldiers and the divisional band. The
team will stop at Council Bluffs,
" where it will be entertained by the
Chamber of Commerce after which
the soldier-athlestes will be brought
to Omaha by automobile.; ' '
Walter Eckersal, former Chicago
university star and . AllrAmerican
iuarterback, one of the best known
officials in the country, will referee
it.s game. Edson Shaw, captain of
the Lornhuskers, will be umpire. Gus
Graham of Michigan will be field
judge and Tim Corey1, captain of the
1916 Cornhnuskers and now a captain
in the army at Fort Snelling, will be
All College Stars. ;
Some of the best known college
and university stars in the country
will take part in the game. A number
of All-American men have positions
on the two teams. ;
, . Yale, Harvard, Michigan, Minnes
ota, Pennsylvania, . Nebraska, Colo
rado, Iowa, Ames, Wisconsin, Illin
ois, Notre Dame, West Point. Carlisle,
Texas, Missouri, St. Louis, Washing
ton and Hakell are some of the big
Proceeds of the game go toward
the gymnasium funds of the two
camps. The money will be evenly div
ided between each camp. All of the
money beyond that spent for actual
expenses goes to' the fund. The Oma
ha committee which has been making
the plans for the game gave their
services to this patriotc ciause. The
officials all are donating their services.
Creighton university gave the field
without renumeration. So a snug sum
should be turned over to the soldier
: boys.; ; ,
Gene Melady Gives $10 to
Fund for Mrs. John jVjdrews
Gene Melady is the latest con
tributor to the fund for Mrs. Johnny
Andrews, ife of Johnny Andrews,
Omaha amateur ball player who died
of tabreculosis last week. Gene's
check for $10 has been received by
the sporting editor of The Bee.
The Omaha Amateur Base Ball as
sociation is raising the fund for Mrs.
Andrews, who was left destitute by
. the death of her husband. Contri
butions may be sent to her through
the sporting editor of The Bee.
Cafl for Bin Hokuff. .
Gene Melady is anxious to com
municate with Big Bill Hoknff, Oma
ha wrestler. He would like to have
Hokuff get in touch with him immedi
Tleto Tn Nm rail.
8!ou fella, a. V., Nov. . Special Tel,
mm.)-fUoux ralla High school. 18; audi
Today's Sport Calendar'
anaaJ aha at Atrmdala
Terrier Club 4 America, at Kew Terk.
Biryellag jPrafaariaoal aaa aaeelear
riot reoee ana anirawi evtnte, at
Mediae flaaare Gerdra, York.
Ifcmiina Opening of aaaaaj ekantplonnhlp
ounuuneai at t'kivaf Bawling aatoeiatkia.
1 Mayor s Proclamation.
To the People of the City of
Omaha: ' i
An event of more than' passing
importance is scheduled to take
place in our city Saturday after
noon, ' and I bespeak for it tins
patronage of every man, woman
and child who can possibly attend.
The boys from Camp Funston and
Camp Dodge are to engage in the
very popular game of foot ball, and
the proceeds of this game are to
be devoted to a mighty worthy
project 'the providing of a gyrrw
nasium and swimming pool at
So many demands are made now
adays for worthy causes, that it
has become second nature for us
to "dib up" and forget it im
mediately. But these boys 'have
ttfought it Incumbent upon them
selves to make returns for what
ever is extended them in the way
of financial help and to say that
every patron of the game today
will get his money's worth and
then some, is putting it very
- Go out to the Creighton campus
and root for either side and for
both sides and show your Uncle
Sammie'a boys that you are with
them heart and soul. So many of
the things that they hid to give
up when they left their own homes
will be made up for if these camps
camps can be equipped with these
necessities, that it is up to us to
see that they are furnished with
out any more delay.
I ask especially that the busi
ness man attend this game and that
they give their employes an op
portunity to do so. And when the
whistles begin blowing at 9 o'clock
this morning, don't bother Central
to death to find out what it's all
about. Just rush your Saturday
work along and if you don't have
time to invest in a chrysanthemum,
go without it you can donate
what it might cost you to the boys'
cause and do your share toward
making this game the splendid
success it must be if we are the
right kind of Americans,
South High Rims West
Point; Score 21 to 0
In a game yesterday at West Point,
Coach Patton's scrappy eleve i ran
away from the West Foint team.
The game was fast from start to fin
ish, but the packers' goal was only
in danger once, that was when .a long
pass by the West Point team brought
them to the five-yard line, but a stone
wall on the part of South ruined their
only chance for a touchdown.
The first touchdown for South High
came when Banner made wide end
run. evading the West Point backs,
and ran 40 yards for a touchdown.
Voltz kicked goat. The second quar
ter opened with the ball in the pack
ers possession in the middle of the
field. It was lost on downs and the
West Point squad carried it to the
15-yard line where it was lost on
downs. South then carried the ball
to its ' own t goal by , straight line
plunges, Emigh going over for the
second touchdown. The half ended
with the . ball in West Point's pos
session on the 40-yard line. The third
quarter was entirely in favor of the
Point lads. They tried long passes
with much success, and their trick
plays proved good ground gainers.
It was during this quarter that they
came nearest to scoring.
Fred Rantschler Chosen
Captain Denver Team
Denver, Colo., Nov.- 30. Fred
Rantschler, right end, was chosen
captain of the University of Denvei
foot ball eleven last night. He may
noi piay next, year, nowever, as lie is
a member of a
subject to call.
military hospital unit
Eietee Itofrata Wllbor.
Extr. Neb.. Nov. SO. (Soaclal l Exotar
rlaatd a aucoaacful seaaoa Jteatarday bjr de-
leaum m wuir ntavjwelghta, l to 1,
Rum by Lons. Coatello and Adama. rain.
(oread bjr axoallent Interference (natural the
Kama. Lfet Tacltla John brok through
tha Wilbur Una on a (aka,' for a 40-yardi
aln. Coxtallo, left half (or Exatar, carried
ma nail lor a total of III yardt. Wllbert
Only touchdown eama on a loni paaa.
itererna Kanm, Wlyan. aava excatlrnl
auaiaotom. Tna buainasa man of th city
ium icaoia titer lija tame.
America Will Not '
Condemn the Reds;
Faint Hope Left
(Continued from Fasa Ona.)
ceipt of the Lenine-Trotzky peace
and armistice proposal.
Acceptance No Surprise.
No surprise is felt in diplomatic
circles here at the speedy acceptance
by Germany and Austria of the Len
in proposals. It had been assumed
that with no intention whateyer of
accepting the substantial demands of
the Bolsheviki, the German and Aus
trian chancellories would not miss
this great opportunity to eliminate
Russia as an offensive military force
for the many days, weeks, or even
months during which the skilled Ger
man diplomatists might protract the
negotiations for an armistice and
peace. In fhe meantime, of course,
there mav be released for active serv
ice the British, French and Italians
on the west front hundreds ofthou
sands of Germans. Austrian. Turkish
and Bulgarian soldiers maintained on
the eastern front. '
Must Neutralize Scheme.
It will be for the inter-allied con
ference in Paris to adivse some means
of neutralisncr this German' scheme,
possibly by influencing the Bolsheviki
element: itiscu mrougn an exposition
of the duplicity and real aims of the
Germans or by recourse to the ele
ments in Russia represented by Gen
eral Kaledines and other leaders who
have refused to acknowledge the con
trol of the Maximalists.
The letter of Lord Landsdowne
suggesting a moderation of allied war
aims which has aroused such a bit
ter feeling in England, in the opinion i
of some of the diplomatic officials
here, prove a powerful factor in
keeping, the , Bolsheviki . within the
entente1 allied circle by Ifttlng .them
perceive that their own doctrines re
garding peace are not lacking in sup
port among entente statesmen.
UP WELL IN FIRST
CLASH WITH EAST
The Missouri Valley foot ball sea
son closed Thursday with nearly all
the teams running true to form. Ne
braska had already won ac lear title
to the Valley championship by its de-
teat of Kansas and Missouri.
The bit conference irame was the
annual Missouri-Kansas classic. Ne
braska played its first game with an
eastern team with considerable credit,
only the failure to kick goal from a
touchdown brineintr its defeat. 10 to
9, at the "hands of the Syracuse
Missouri showed a little more
strength than in any other game of
the season, but was outclassed by its
ancient rival after the first five min
utes of play.
'The Oklahoma Aggies, who had not
been expected to 6how much strength,
held Oklahoma scoreless. Illinois
romped through the Camp Funston
line, at Fort Riley.. Drake took the
same sort of. beating it had suffered
in nearly every game of the season,
Ames winning 4 to 0. Washington
helo St. Louis university to 13 points,
but was unable to score itself. The
Kansas Aggies won their game from
Washburn with ease.
Arkansas took a beating at the
hands of Texas, being unable to score
while the Texans scored 2Q points.
State Defense Council Gives
Names of Mutton Committee
(From a Staff Corwaponflent.) .
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 30. (Special.)
The state council of defense today
announces the mutton, wool, beef and
calf committee for the state as fol
lows: C M. Sears, Aurora; J, M .Cox.
Hampton; C A. Tayner, Marquett;
J. O. Whitmore, Aurora; H. B; Prfcr,
College of Agriculture, Lincoln;
James Hang, Shelton, president Sheep
Breeders' association; Noel Rhodes,
county agent, Madison county; G. W.
Hervey, Omaha, ex-president of Sheep
Breeders association; Joseph Tubbs,
Beatrice, sheep breeder; Dr. H. E.
Hewitt, David City, sheep breeder;
Judge John Reese, Broken Bow, sheep
breeder; H. B. McKinney, Omaha; M.
O. Cunningham, Omaha, secretary of
Sheep Breeder association.
Sheriffs Must Enforce , 1
Orders of President
(From a Staff Correipondent,)
Lincoln, Neb.. Nov. 30. (Special.)
S heriffs of Nebraska are being noti
fied strictly to enforce the orders of
President Wilson regarding carrying
arms by aliens. The council of de
fense today mailed to each sheriff the
order, the ubstance of which is that
"no alien enemy shall have in his
possession any firearm or any weapon
of any sort or any part thereof, nor
use or operate any air craft or wire
less appliance or any of the usual
signalling appliances generally used
Deny Kelley Rumor.
John Powers, owner of the Los
Angeles Angels, denies the report that
Mike Kelley. manager of the St Paul
team of the American association club,
nas Deen trying to buy into the Los
Angeles club. . ; ,: '
Opera National Game in
Italy; San Carlo Singers
Bat .300 in the Pinches
Music critics say that grand opera
is Italy's national game; that the Ital
ians are not only players, but fans;
that they keep score, hits, runs, er
rors, especially errors; that the small
boys fight in the street over the mer
its of singers and write to the sport
ing editors asking who leads in the
league of singing, who is the best
tenor, the best baritone, etc., just as
boys write and fight about base ball
players in this country.
People in Italy want to know who
is the better tenor Caruso or Sala
zar. just as people in New York want
to know who is the better player Hap
relsch or Benny Kauff. Averages,
are kept and every now and then
there is an argument about the re
spective merits of the old and new
singers. They "knock" or "boost"
singers in Italy as we "knock" or
"boost" base ball players in America.
. Difference of opinion makes nase
ball and horse racing in America.
Jealousy, it seems, difference of 6pin
ton as to which , man has a better
right to the lady or the lady the bet
ter right to the man, seems to make
grand opera. The Italians take a
vast interest in all these things.
Opera companies, like base ball,
have managers. Fortune Gallo of
the San Carlo Grand Opera company
is the John McGravsr of the Opera
league, lie picked up a C'ub a few
Dick Colvan Arrives in France
4 To Avenge Death of Family
Dick Colvan has arrived "some
where in ' France." Detective J. T.
Donahue received a postal from him
announcing his safe arrival.,
v "Dick" is an Armenian who formed
many friendships during eight gears'
residence in Omaha. He was in the
employed the Orchard . & Wilhelm
company and the Corte-Aldous-Hunt
company. When the Turks attacked
the town of Diarbekr, Armenia, they
killed Colvan's mother, father, three
sisters and a brother - When - the
Omaha man received the news of the
fate of his family he was almost over
whelmed with grief. He sought De
tective Donahue for consolation: and
was advised to make the best of what
could not be helped. "I thought he
might do something desperate," re
marked Mn Donahue.
FROM BATTLE LINE
Congressman Stephens and R.
L. Hammond' Return From
France, Declaring War's
End Is Long Way Off.
Fremont, Neb., Nov. 30. (Special
Telegram.) Firmly convinced that
the end of the war is yet a long way
off, Congressman Dan V. Stephens
and Ross L. Hammond of Fremont
returned from their visit to the west
ern battle front.
Congressman ' Stephens arrived
Thanksgiving forenoon and Mr. Ham
mond followed rnday forenoon, he
having remained in New York on
The Jremonters covered 1,500
miles of the French and Belgium
battlcfronts and bring the word to
Fremont that the barbarities of the
Prussian soldiers have not been
painted blac kenough.
What you have been told of the
terror inFrance does not exaggerate
it. "It can't be exaggerated," said
Mr. Stephens. .
"It it all true, too true. Those .who
are paying the awful price, tht. world
at large, including the German people,
are victims of the brutal system of
Prussian militarism." '
Congressman Stephens blames -the
Prussian -war leaders for the brutali
ties practised bv the German soldiers.
Mr. Stephens and .Mr. Hammond
brought -back many touvemrs they
picked up along the battlefront and in
the towns that have been destroyed
during the war.
During the trip along the front,
the Fremonters were continually
within the sound of the roar of battle.
Once a shell exploded within 100
yards of their party, but none of the
members was injured. Plans for an
overflow meeting next Monday night
when the war visitors tell of their
trip are being made If the weather
is favorable the committee in charge
of the reception to the Fremonters
look for a Crowd that will tax any
building in the city and plans has
been made for another hall where Mr.
Stephens and Mr. Hammond take
turns speaking ;-
Prlvata Hlpaon was tha "bad boy" et
the retiment, aad for tha fiftieth time
waa vp befora hla colonal for broach of
Tha colonal flared. iMdn't I tell you the
laat time you war up In- tha orderly room
that I aerer wanted to ie you acaiaT" ha
"That'a quite rlcht. air," replied tha cul
prit "But tha bluomln' aerceant wouldn't
peueva iL-r-Fhlladelphl Ledger,
years ago that had been low down in
the race, got himself a few, stars like
Salazar, Antola Craft, 'Royer, De
Biasi, and is now winning the cham
pionship. His captain is Charles R.
Baker. Some day Gallo may play the
Metropolitan for the world's operatic
championship. "Gallo is the "Miracle
Man" of the opera. He can take a
club that runs last one season and
win the championship with it the
next He can even talk a singer out
of a week's salary, and any one that
can do that gets by.- 1
Salazar is one 'of the strongest men
in the Grand Opera league. He is a
regular Hans Wagner in strength and
hitting ability. His brother played
the part of Ursus, the strong man,
who snatches the girl off the horns of
the angry bull in "Qho Vadis." Sala
zar comes from the Basque provinces
in Spain, where "pelota ball" is the
national game. He is. one of the San
Carlo 'pinch-hitting" tenors. The
other is Agnostini. who reaches up
and hits awfully high ones, causes
much "rooting" and scores many
"runs." He also take's, everything
that comes his way, Italians, how
ever, are not the only ones that like
opera. The Americans like it, too.
The Forty-fourth Street theater, New
York City, has been packed with fans
recently to hear the San Carlo club
pennant winners, sure, this season.
A call came that an Armenian regi
ment would be formed in New York
for service overseas and that the
French government would train the
men for service against the Turks.
Colvai. immediately enlisted, arrang
ing his property affairs, here in the
event of his death in war.
As soon js he enlisted in the New
York Armenian regiment his manner
changed. He vowed vengeance on
the Turks and declared he would
"get" one Turk for every member of
his family killed. He is the only sur
vivor of his family. "I imagine there
will be frightened Turks when that
New -.York regiment of Armenians
get into action," added Mr. Donahue.
Mr. Colvan sailed last month and
arrived in France nearly three weeks
Brain Lags Behind Legs
As Athlete Scoots Home
Ned Egan, famous wittier of pen
nants in the Central association, is
contributing an interesting series of
articles to a newspaper syndicate
dealing with base ball in the bush
leagues. One of his opening stories
has J)an O'Leary, who : managed
Mason City last season, as the hero
and one of Dan's raw rookies as the
goat. The storv runs sofhething like
this: , ..; .
'OLeary's team was a run behind in
the ninth and taking the last turn at
bat. He had a runner on first when
his best hitter came to bat. The bat
ter hit a sharp single to right, in be
tween the fielders. . :
, The fellow on first had a good start
and made third without even draw
ing a throw to catch him. O'Leary
was coaching at third and signaled
for him to pull up at that bag. But
the runner had his head down, tore
past third and made for the plate like
an express train. He pUle 1 a tri
mendous slide, but was caught easily,
the ball being there at least 20 feet
ahead of him. Naturally that made
the third out and settled the game.. .
O'Leary was frothing w;th rage at
this foolish display of bone base run
ning u..at even a Ty Cobb-couldn't
have got away with. He w&' ed over
to his young player, who was brush
ing the dirt oft his clothes, and,
steadying his voice as much as his
feelings would permit, said quietly:
"Young man, let me call your at
tention to something that perhaps
you didn't notice. When you made
that slide into the plate your brain
hadn't reached third base yet"
'. Fulton to Meet Flynn.
St Paul, Nov. 30. Fred Fulton
and "Porky" Flynn have been match
ed to box 10 rounds at Columbus, O.,
December 10, it was announced here
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
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Reinspection of All Three Oma
ha Companies Ordered and.
: Findings Will at Once Be
Sent to Washington.
(From a Staff CorreaponJenL)
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 30. (.Special
eTlegram.) A reinspection of all
three' companies of the Seventh regi
ment at Omaha has been ordered, ac
cording, to Governor Neville. It will
be made Monday and the report of
the inspection of the entire regiment
forwarded at once to Washington.
The governor expects to hear very
DUNDEE WOOLEN MILLS1
Exceptional Values Now in Uncalled
for Suits. Overcoats and Trousers
N.' W. Cor.
I Betee Dec: IBth Iff Yu 1
I . Wish t VOLUNTEER I
I . After that date you are , designated for 1
the draft army. 1
1 ' The Seventh Nebraska needs 55 men to
1 replace bosses due to reexaminations. Each 1
1 of the Omaha companies have openings
join now and serve with your friends.
Federal Inspection Will Be Held
Get into the game before Monday. Call at Re-
cmiting Station 1
1612 Farnam Street, Omaha,
I IWl Mil I
All. Steel, All
Leave Ckicaae (daily) J 0:05 pjn.
Arrive CryinnaTri 6:30 ajiu
Arrive Chattanooga. 6:10 p.m.
Arrive Atlanta uo pJB.
Arrive Jacksonville (awoad morning) :10 a.m.
(Until Jan. 5 arrive Jacksonville 9:20 a.m.)
Sleeping eara open to receive passengers in Chicago at
9:15 p. m. Dining cam serving- meals eoroute. Free
reclining Chair Can, Drawing Room Sleeping Cars.
Romd Trip Wmttr Tourist T,cket$ at reduced
fart to Florida and Cuba on halo dally
H. L DA1T.
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shortly that the regiment has been
recognized and that will mean arms
and uniforms immediately. Quick
recognition is necessary in order that
many of the men belonging to the dif
ferent companies- who are subject to
the draft may be exempted so they
can remain in the new regiment.
It is expected that soon after the
regiment is recognized and called into
service, it will be; sent to France in -advance
of the draft men. Every com
pany has been drilling strenuously
since the work of recruiting began.
Blizzard Rages in Alaska.
Seattle, Wash., Nov1. 30. South
easter Alaska is in the grip of a bliz
zard, according to reports reaching
here today.' The thermometer is said
to beilO degrees below at Seward and
from zero to IS below at Anchorage :
and Matanuska valley points 4
15th and Harney.
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