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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE; DECEMBER 2, 1917.
IN REAL ESTATE
Realtors Declare Men Now Re
ceiving Better Wages Than
Ever; Discuss "Own Your
The "own your home" acitatiou is
feomingr to the front again with the
real estate men of Omaha. At the
meeting of the Omaha Real Estate
bosrd last Wednesday much 'time
was consumed in discussion of this
subject -Some argued that the home
is the base from which soldiers are
supplied, and that a better, grade of
men will come from the owned
hornet. than from those rented. Oth
ers argued -lso that patriotism is
stronger among the home owners
than among the home renters.
Good Wages Paid Now. "
Some questioned" whether the
financial condition of the people at
this time is ripe for an "own your
home" campaign, but others held that
at few times in history were able
bodied men so universally employed
at good wages as now.
That there is a change in the build
ing situation was evident in the dis
Vussion at this meeting. C. G. Carl
berg stated that in his Parkvale addition-,
he was selling the houses he
i hniMinar fa.trr than rte ran finish
them, because the people of the South
Side are all employed at good wage's
and are in a better condition to buy
them than they have been for years.
It was also said that other builders
had found no trouble in disposing of
their nouses, while Tukey & Son and
others, who have been handling older
properties, have found a - renewed
market for second-hand' homes quite
b.isk during the last 60 days. The
opinion is pronounced that next year
will see an increased demand for
homes. f ' .
Urge Officers to Buy.
Following the meeting in a discus
sion of the debate that had taken
place, one realtor said? to another
that there ' could be no greater in
ducement to the young soldiers to
save their - money, especially the
young officers, than to begin buying
a home or a lot that in time could be
worked into a home.
' Realtors in Gotham Urge
- Officials to Save Money
The Real Estate board of ' New
Vork is showing in its Monthly Bul
letin great interest in ! the new gov
. eminent andv the financial conditions
of the . nation's . metropolis. . j
This board, which does not meddle
in politics, calls the attention of the
new. government in i a brief, well
stated letter ; to the fact that New
York -is, heavily in, debt, has nearly
exhausted its borrowing capacity,' and
the annual tax on real estate is rap
idly approaching the limit imposed
by law. Real estate in New York,
as in most cities, bears the principal
part of the expense of the city gov
ernment . The board urges the new govern
ment to limit the budget ana to be
exceedingly guarded as to ' expendi
tures, and urges that tax commis
sioners should be selected for their
- unquestioned qualification as experts
on real estate values. This has led
some prominent Omaha realtors to
wonder what will be the attitude' of
- the real estate board toward the con-
stantly increasing burden upon real
estate of the city government, and
the policy which must be set by the
government, which will take charge
vn Omaha next May.
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Hard Drive to Top of Pike's
Peak Proves Alien's Mettle
One jof the many trial tests given
the sew. Allen 41 touring car while
in Colorado recently, was a hard drive
from Denver to the summit of Pike's
Peak, a-distance of 135 wiles. The
ease with which the , climb was ne
gotiated and the absence of any trou
ble whatsoever is prpof that the 1918
Allen is a worthy follower of past
Allen successes.; a '.. i .
From Glencovc Inn to the summit
a distance of 18 miles, the car climbed
6,000 feet in elevation on second gear,
without any overheating or boiling,
which is a very' unusual performance
for even , much higher priced cars.
For the convenience of many tourists,
it has been found necessary to place
special stations along this roadway
V for renewing the water supply for
radiators. 1 -v ' '
Other testing grounds for the Allen
"41" were gruelling hills of Pennsyl
vania and the sands of Texas. Thus
it can be recognized that the 1918
Allen cars have Ken given . tryouts
that insure succtcsfut performance
under any ordinary conditions. -,
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Corn in State Now Becoming .
: Hard, Says Papillion Farmer
"About two-thirds of the corn in
Sarpy county is fit tq crib," said J.
' B. Grinnell of Papillion, seretary of
the Nebraska Farm congress. "I be
lieve that ' percentage holds good
throughout the state, taken (as 'a
whole, while, of course, there are
spots where the corn is spfter than in
other localities. This farmers are tak
ring every precaution ' in. Sarpy
county to save the corn. Those who
. found that they cribbed too early
have taken the corn out again, sorted
. It and recribbed the solid corn, while
they are-rapidly feeding the soft" '
New York ReaItor,Says
Biggest Boom is Here
Charles. F. Noyes, one of the ex
ecutive governors of the Real Estate
board of New York, writes in the
Monthly Bulletin of that board an
' exceedingly interesting article on the
topic, "To Those Who Duy It Wise
ly." The opening sentence indicates
he. feeling in real estate circles all
over the country. ; (
"We-are the commencement o1 the
biggest and yet the most logical and
conservative real estate boom affect
lag city real estate generally that we
hav witnessed in the last 20 years.1
Wilson B; Heller Receives
Commission at Ft, Sheridan
. Wilson B. Heller, an Omaha bey,
'- got a first lieutenancy in the artillery
t Fort Sheridan, 111., at the second of
ticers' training camp. - He was grad
. dated from -Omaha High school,, in
1910 and from Missouri State univer
sity in 1914. He took post graduate
course there and in 191S received a
state teacher's certificate, followed by
.wo Tears' teaching of agriculture and
lined sciences at Lot in
insrton. I1L and
Immense Santa Claus Greets All
Kiddies When They Go Down Town
The large picture of Santa Claus
on the corner of the Brandeis cloth
ing building at Sixteenth and Douglas
streets, is attracting the attention of
immensevthrongs every day. In ad
dition to this being the biggest elec
trical lighted Santa Claus sign. in the
country, it is significant of the fact
that it marks the headquarters of
Santa Claus, also. The sign is lit with
1,500 incandescent lamps and the. fig
ure of Santa Claus is40 feet wide and
60 feet higha veritablCjGuIliver of, a
Santa Claus. i This electric 'sign
Oniaha's' Board May Employ
Executive Whose Duties
Would Be of Broad, i
Practical Scope. - '
- Shall the Omaha real estate boar,d
open an office and employ an execu
tive secretary? . This will be a seri
ous question for this organization dur
ing the month of December. A hum'
ber of cities are now employing luch
secretaries, .who make themselves
very useful,' not only to the member!
of their respective boards, but to the
city at large. .
One of the activities of such i tec
retary in Omaha has already been
discussed and would be to further the
market for judicial and other sales of
real estate of a public nature.
It is agreed that an official would
well earn a good salary by the in
creased returns that could be stf
cured in bringing before the realtors
of the city before every judicial sale
the character of the property, its lo
cation, value, liens agains it and other
information tnat nugiit encourage -its
purchase. . '
bucli an omcial would also oe very
useful in helping forward the indus
trial development of JM city, secur
ing proper industrial sites, trackage
and looking after similar interests.
Elks Memorial Services
V; . At Orpheum Sunday
"A musical program will feature the.
Elks' memorial f ervice Sunday mo'rn
ing at the Orpheum at 10:30 o'clock.
The public is invited. .
V Members of the Omaha string or
chestra, Henry Cox director and solo
violinist, with Mrs. Cox at the piano,
will be the first number on the pro
gram. Four first violins, four second
violins,, four , violas . and four tellos
compose "the orchestra. '
Tne. Elks', quartet, composed of 'J.
R. Gerke, Alex Bengtson, C S. Hav
erstock and J. F. McCargar: - Alide
Duval and Hazel Smith Eldrtdge, so
loists, ; arid t Miss Loretta , De; Lone,
harpist, with Cecil Berryman' as ac
companist, are scheduled to-round out
the entertainment.' ,
Theiinemorial will 'close 'with- the
entire gathering singing ' patriotic
numbers." - " ' ( ,'
Supreme Court Affirms ,
V1 Opinion in Hauser Case
Lincoln, Neb Dec. L--(Speciat)
An opinion of the Douglas county
district ourt' has been affirmed s by
the supreme caurt in the celebrated
Arthur Hauser is serving a life
sentence in the state penitentiary. He
was .convicted of the murder of Wil
liam. H. !Smith, one of the ofticfals'of
the Woodmen of the World." bnuth
was killed on the night of October
16, 1915. Hauser, notorious "ape
man," wis convicted after a sensa
tional trial. . f
His attorney. Public Defender Hor
ton of Douglas county, appealed the
case and argued twice 'before the su
preme -court Hauser. admitting
many -crimes, - always stoutly ;' main
tained ht was innocent of the Smith
murder. " . . ; m
Building Operation in ! . :
Omaha Shows Big Increase
Building operation, in Omaha dur
ing eleven months of this year' were
$730,000 more than the corresponding
period of 1916. The figures:
November, 1917, $769,700; Novem
ber. 1916, $726,105.
Eleven months. 1917. . S7AM2l7t
iiTr a -crtv silver- m
if' v?l f e
; mzt0J - in, ' -A 1 it
I 8? -J y j
uMim" f ,iiawa.i.ip w.miiii I . 1.11m. .., , , y 'Cv"
makes one of the most attractive day
as well as night displays it) the en
tire city, standing out in bold relief
in the busiest section of the-city, and
adds materially to the holiday spirit
which is rife at this season of the
year. , - v.. ?. ; . '
TO OPENJN OMAHA
Prpminent Citizens Afflicted
With Growing Deafness to
Take Up Study; Engage
A school of lip-reading or speech
Interpretation is to be opened in
Omaha by Miss Emma B.. Kessler,
graduate of the Central Institute for
the Deaf and the New York: School
for Hard of Hearing, New York City.
Several prominent citizens, who are
afflicted with growing deafness, have
become interested- in her work and
signified their intention of taking up
A meeting open to the public will
be held at the home of Guy Liggett,
4823 Douglas street, Monday night.
Miss Kessler will explain in detail
how. the work of substituting the eyes
for the ear can be mastered b" adults
in less than a vear.
Will Benefit Soldiers.
In iiiC opinion of Miss Kessler, this
ork will enter into a much larger
field when American soldiers abroad
begin returning, a large percentage of
whose hearing will be affected by the
tremendous shell shocks and gun ex
plosions. England, France and other
warring nations have compelled marly
of their men to learn the art, she de
clares. Miss Kessler was formerly a teach
er in the high schools of LaFayette,
Ind., when forced by growing deaf
ness to give ifp this work. She found
the work of lip-reading such a great
help to her that she decided to be
come a teacher and now devotes her
time to helping others similarly af
flicted. " "
'Lip-reading is the art of under
standing a speaker's thought by
watching the movements of his
mouth," declares Miss Kessler.
Thirty-five Lessons, s
The regular course consists of 35
lessons. The purpose of this course
is to give .he piipils a thorough under
standing of the principles of lip-reading
so that, they will be able to con
tinue study at home.
The lip-reading stuy has been en
dorsed by Frank W. JJooth, superin
tendent of the Nebraska School for
the Deaf, Henry W. Rothert of the
Iowa School for the Deaf, and Drs.
Harold Gifford, W. P. Wherry and
W. P. Haney.
Second-hand Car Ads Show
What to Avoid in Automobile Buying
TTVERYBODY has been noticine the tre-
IJ- mendous amount of newspaper advertising
" J being done to m fcc second-hand cars. -: With'
many dealers the Use(hCar Show has become an
V Much can be learned from used car advertising,
when the prices quoted for the different makes and
models are considered. ' . .
With the average car the biggest single item of
expense the first year is depreciation.. Besides its loss
as an investment it tells another story its record for
service, utility, economy in, tires, gasoline and oil.
'' - Used Franklin dars Aave always been scarce
: scarce enough to have waiting-lists of people
throughout the country who would ratbtr pay the
comparatively high price of a used Franklin than
put the money in a. new car of wasteful upkeep.
The Franklin Owner Rarely Changes to
i A nother Make of Car
Unlike, the average motorist the Franklin buyer
does not endeavor to settle his choice among three
or four makes.
' . "
" The motorist wno buys a
Franklin' Car has mtpistalabU rea
sons for his choice. -'
iThe Franklin buyer has for a
long time regarded the Franklin
"j'as his ultimate car. He is a man
.who knows the reasons back of the
1 present trend towards the Franklin
Gar reasons that have tripled the
,;. Franklin building schedules. Rea
sons that always make Franklin de
mani exceed-Franklin production!
" 2205 Fariiam St Phone
You can build any kind of a truck, capacity of
with a Dearborn .attachment.
PicK the old car which you think will bet
and build a truck to your, own liking.
' T. O. B. Chicago j ,
and a FORD males a ONE-Ton
FORD-DEARBORN TRUCK .
P. O. B. Chietgo
and ANY Car makes, a ONE-Ton
DEARBORN UNIVERSAL TRUCK
2043-45 Farnam St., OMAHA, NEB. v
Distributor Eastern and Northern Nebraska and
Town Car '
220 Us, 3050.00
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carido this with a
F. O. B. Chicago
and a F )F.D makes a TWO-Ton
FORD PEARBORN TRUCK
T. O. B. Chicago
and AN Car makes a TWO-Toa ,
DEARBOLN UNIVERSAL TRUCK
A. H. J6NES
Distributor Sot 'hern and Wastera. J'ebrs'a and
, i itorthem Kanaaa.
And what are these reasons? One is llanwntj.
On July 13th of this year 179 Franklin Cars, under
standard efficiency rules, at points through, out the
. country established a new record for gasoline ect iomy by
averaging 40.3 miles for. a single gallon of gasoline.
A similar economy in tires is recorded by I ranklin
owners themselves. Reports, over a stretel of five
years, give 1 0,2 03 miles as the average for a set of tires.
Again economy in oil. A Franklin Sedan covered
1046 miles-New York to Chicago-on a singlr gallon..
Franklin Scientific Principles Insu re.
1 Long Life
The comparatively high prices of the Frai klin in
used car advertising is the best proof of is hng l:fe
Scientific light weight construction, tine-materials
wisely distributed and direct air cooling con bine to
minimize-: friction, wear, tear and unn cessary
pounding so common with the average h vy car
and destructive to long life.
v-are numerous. Every F anklin
owner can give them from apai
But never before has it leen so
urgent for every motorist t know
the full Franklin facts as if; is these
days days that clearly in'iic ate that
the motorist must ultimate! accept
cither restricted use 6f-his Car or
curtail unnecessary waste ah the
Franklin . -
two tons or less,
serve your needs
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