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TTTE FEE: OMATTA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBEK 13. 1D1T
1 RACK BRAINS TO
Exemption Board Officials Say
Average Man is Helpless
When it Comes to Study
'.Hi, jou registrants! Pretty soft,
iMi't it? Yes, bo! It's pretty soft. All
you gotta do after you receive your
luestioimaire is to rack your brain
;or the necessary information in re-.-ponsc
to the umphty-steen questions.
If you don't know how to do it, take
your little questionnaire to your ex
emption board and ask assistance.
Here's one opportunity of a life
time to -aJip one over on the legal
luminaries who arc acting as advisors
n (he advisory boards. They give a
registrant oodles of advice and assist
ance for which they receive no com
nensalion. The exemption and classification
.Machinery got away with a had start
Monday " iuoming everything was
new and even the most brilliant law-
crs had to study up on the ques-
tionnaircs before they could correctly
idvie registrants, but now the com
ponent parts of the gigantic machine
ire running smoothly, anil registrants
will have but little trouble in getting
assistance in filling out the question
About 850 Daily.
Approximately 850 questionnaires
will be mailed daily to registrants up
until January 15. 1918. from the six
citv exemption districts as follows:
Division Xo. 1--W. (i. Ure, chair
man, Fifth and Twelfth wards, lire
bam, Twenty-second and Ames, ap--noximatclv
18o out of a total of 3.141.
Division" Xo. ' Perry Wheeler,
chairman. Second, Fourth and Tenth
wards, citv hall, South Side, approxi
.natclv A70 out of a total of 3,408.
n;';.;, n .i .i ('. C. Redwood.
and Eighth wards.
4 I'lvde Sunblad.
lyii uiuu .,v. - j
Mi-iii-iii-.nl Firs! Sernnd and Seventh
wards, 7W Hraiideis block, .'15 out of
a total of J. 17.
Division Xo. 5 Charles Foster,
chairman. Sixth. Ninth and F.leventh
wards, county court house, 171 out of
a total of 3,658.
Division Xo. 60. J. Pickard.
chairman, licnson, 90 out of a total of
Exemption boards are having much
grief caused bv registrants who want
to leave the city ami put up the plea
that the questionnaires will not reach
t hem in time, and they want to know
it the exemption officials will slip
them a questionnaire and permit them
to (ill it out before they absent them
selves from the city.
To all these inquiries there is a
most emphatic "Xo!" To accommo
date a few, say the oliicials, would be
the same as throwing a monkey
wrench into a piece of machinery.
Evcrtything would have to stop and
a lot of extra work would be neces
sary to unravel the mess and get
things to working in unison.
"It is surprising." commented one
official, "how so many men who are
presumed to be of average intelli
gence are unable to (ill out even a
small part of the questionnaire. They
apnear to need help on every little
matter, or else they arc adopting the
"Let-George-do-it' attitude." Really,,
if the situation wasn't so serious it
would be amusing for one to stand in
the board room and listen to the nu
merous nonsensical questions pro
oounded bv registrants.
WORKERS WAR AT
out of a total of
WRECKS HOME OF
(t'ontiniied From Pat One.) .
the resignation of Governor Hiram V.
Johnson, who went to Washington to
assume bis duties as United States
senator. Previously Stephens resigned
as representative in congress from the
Tenth California district at the solici
tation of Governor Johnson, who ap
pointed him lieutenant governor to
succeed the late John M. F.shlcman.
At the opening -of the 1917 legisla
ture Mr. Stephens in his capacity as
lieutenant governor presided for ser
cral weeks over the senate. In March
following the legislative recess Gov
ernor Johnson retired and Mr.
Stephens automatically succeeded to
During the last week Governor
Stephens made a series of patriotic
addresses in southern California, deal
ing largely with the duties of Cali
fornians in supporting' the national
government during the war.
Police Find No Clue.
Police were without a clue today
to the identity'of the persons thought
to be responsible for the explosion
Police today attributed the ex
plosion to dynamite, but rejected the
theory that the explosive had been
thrown against the southwest founda
tion from an alleyway, a distance of
approximately 40 feet.
Xo motive has been conceived yet
for what is thought to have been an
attempt on the life of the governor.
ltwas pointed out by friends that
1m official life as governor since, he
succeeded United States ' Senator
Johnson has been entirely free from
threatening letters, even from per
sons who may have had fancied
Jt was pointed out that a charge of
dynamite could have been placed
against the rear of the house while
the watchman was making his rounds.
Pig Reward Offered.
Reward of ? 1,000 for arrest and con
viction of persons responsible for the
explosion at the executive mansion,
which was "a deliberate attempt upon
the life of the governor of this state
and members of his immediate house
hold," was offered in a resolution
adopted" today by the Sacramento
board of city commissioners.
Flooded When Pipe Bursts
Firemen worked several hours
Tuesday morning to prevent thous
ands of dollars' worth of fruits and
vegetables in a five-story warehouse
at 1208 Howard street from being
ruined by water.
A sprinkler head in the warehouse
of Blotcky Commission company
blew out and ttie five-story was
flooded with water. Several fire com
panies ans .ered the alarm when the
sprinkler system automatically sent
A frozen pipe caused the sprinkler
head to burst.
WITNESS SAYS HE
OF SUGAR FAMINE
Nurse on Trial For Murder
At Last Acquitted
Dedham, Mass., Dec. 18. Miss
Hariet A. Varney, a nurse of rest
Upton, was found not guilty of the
murder of Mrs. Pauline Keyes, the
ten months' bride of George II.
Keyes, a Boston real estate man, by a
jury in the Norfolk county superior
court here early today. The jury de
liberated more tlfan four hours. .
Washington, Dec. IS. Sugar men
saw the danger of a shortage early
last spring because of stories of a
fictitious famine, and later when they
began to realize the large amounts
being sent abroad, Earl T. Kabst,
president of the American Sugar Kc
tuiining company, today testified be
fore the senate investigating com
mittee. Babst said that in May he warned
Food Administrator Hoover that
famine stories circulated in February
and March would have a serious
effect and again in June predicted to
Mr. Hoover a shortage this fall be
cause so much sugar was being sent
abroad. Babst pointed out that his
company advertised extensively dur
ing the summer that there was no
prospect of a shortage if people
would not hoard, and added that his
company took only two foreign or
ders after June -8. These, he said,
were rilled at the earnest plea of the
British royal commission that some
sugar was needed there. The total
shipped abroad this year, he testi
fied was 423,000 tons.
Food Administrator Hoover today
made another ineffectual attempt to
be heard at the senate sugar investi
gation. Chairman Reed said that,
while he wished to treat Mr. Hoover
with all courtesy, he saw no reason
why witnesses waiting to testify
should be displaced at this lime.
To Jewish Relief in Palestine
Washington, Dec. 18. The State
department today telegraphed to
American Consul General Garrett at
Alexandria, l'gypt. $185,000 for the
relief of the 10,000 sufferers at Jerusa
lem in want of food and other sup
plies. Consul General Garrett was direct
ed to proceed immediately to Jerusa
lem to take charge of the distribu
tion of this fund and the supplies.
The money was collected by a Jew
ish organization, but the supplies are
to be distributed among (he suffer
ers without regard to race.
HOUSE WILL VOTE
ON SUFFRAGE BILL
Rules Committee Reaches
Agreement to Have Test of
Strength Come at This '
Washington, Dec. 18. Vote in the
house on the woman suffrage consti
tutional amendment Thursday, Jan
uary 10, was assured today when the
rules committee agreed on that date.
On a test vote today indicating
sentiment in the house toward the
woman suffrage constitutional amend-
niiiif tlif tnrfroiilc nnllrH spvpii innrr
than a two-thirds vote. The question !
was on referring suffrage resolutions
to the new woman suffrage commit
tee as the suffragists wished, instead
of the elections committee as the anti
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundreds of positions listed
You wilt want ta send the best
300 South 18th St. Wead B!df.
Just Off Farnam
lit South 16th Street.
REAL KID LEATHER
In All Colors.
Values to $2.50,
Opposite Hayden'a "
The Winner of the HARLEY-1UVIDSON bicycle given as a
prize to the boy or girl sending the best, story "why every boy or
girl should receive n Harley-Davidson bicycle for Christmas" is
14-year-old William Spangenberg, of 2725 South 20th St., Omaha,
Nebraska. Here is the story :
"Why Every Boy and .Girl Should Receive a Harloy-Davidson
Bicycle for Christmas.
"Every true, red-blooded American boy and girl should re
ceive a Harley-Davidson bicycle for Christmas because it promotes
healthful, invigorating exercise and clean, wholesome sportsman
ship. The Harley-Davidson bicycle furnishes exercise that is bene
ficial to the heaith of both old and young, and it is the one gift
that will bring good cheer and gladness to the heart of every boy
and girl who receives one for Christmas.
"From the coaster brake to the front hub there is that dis
tinctiveness of quality found only in a Harley-Davidson bicycle;
that distinction that makes every one take notice as you whiz
swiftly down the road. In short, it is the ideal Christmas present
for any boy or girl, a present they may well be proud of."
WILLIAM SPANGENBERG, 2725 So. 20th St.
The judges were Mr. H. H. Allen of the fchieago Lumber Com
pany, Mr. S. Frank, south-side stockman, and Mr. Charles Marrtlon
of the National Refining Company.
VICTOR H. ROOS
"The Cycle Man"
Motorcycles and Bicycles
2701-03 Leavenworth St., Omaha
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of offering free rides downtown to
rhe passengers on incoming trains
who vfould buy Red Cross member
ships. The women had two automo
biles placarded with Red Cross slo
gans and were attired in the same
Red Cross nurse costume and veils
worn by Mrs. Stokes' committee.
Say They're Handicapped.
"They're taking all our business
away. We can't sell memberships
when the other women offer the pas
sengers a free ride," wept one:
"They haven't ' been authorized to
wear the Red Cross nurse outfit," said
"What difference docs it make?
The membership all go to the Red
Cross, don't they?" one unbiased per-
Mm wanted to know.
"It makes a lot of difference. We're
working under the women's com
mittee and we won't have any mem
berships to turn in. Mrs. Smith and
her committee are working for the
automobile dealers and they'll get
credit for all the names obtained
here." was the replv.
Mrs. Johnson threw up her hands '
in despair. She telephoned Mrs. Sy
fer l. "What shall I dor"'she asked. !
Mrs. Syfert then went into ex- ,
ccutive session with the campaign !
Our stock contains
gems' from the mod
crate priced up to
the stones of great
Open Evenings until
This Popular Christmas Gift
will be welcomed in many Homes this Christmas-tide-
THE ELECTRIC IRON
Is .the Practical Gift for Christmas
For the Stay-at-Home for the recrular weeklv
For the Traveler for those quick pressings of
crumpled frills so necessary when dressing for dinner at
the hotel " '
For the College Girl for those many little treas
ures she dares not trust to the laundry"
The Electric Iron has its uses at all limes and
Phone now, and secure an Electric Iron before our,
stock is exhausted by the holiday demand.
Telephone Tyler Three One Hundred.
Nebraska Power Co.
"Your Electric Service Company"
Telephone Service . First
for the Nation's Fighters
North, south, east and west all are working to put the Nation in
As our part we have enlisted every resource at our command to
meet the government's requirements for telephone service at training
camps, munition plants, arsenals and other military stations.
Since the beginning of the war the employees, the equipment and
the service of the Bell Telephone System have been unreservedly placed
at the disposal of the government.
At the same time increased business activity, an outgrowth of the
war preparations, has thrown an additional burden upon us. Telephone
materials, also, have practically doubled in cost in two years.
The draft and the national guard have taken many of our em
ployees, while fourteen complete battalions of men from the Bell Sys
tem have been organized and are now in Europe or in camps here
ready to go. These telephone men are now being or will be used as
a part of the signal corps to provide telephone service about the camps
and in the trenches for the American army in Europe.
Telephone men from the Bell System, now with the army in
France, recently completed the first all-American telephone system
over-seas. Cable dispatches to the press say that it is a great treat
for the officers to use an American-built telephone system after trying
to talk on the lines in use over there.
With so many of our trained men in the army, and with the supply
of materials greatly depleted, it is a tremendous problem for us to fur
nish facilities to meet the rapidly increasing demands for telephone
We sreatly appreciate the kindly attitude our patrons in Omaha
are showing white we are readjusting our forces and equipment to
handle the greatly Increased telephone burden thrown upon us here
by the steadily growing business activity and by the growth of this
elty as a military training and supply center.
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPANY
LAST TIMES TODAY
" Temptation "
Comedy Girl Act
Lawrence & Edwards
i, or uesiiny
The Story of a
Today and Wednesday
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
"The Voice of Conscience.
Fin.t Motion Pictures
'THE CLEVER MRS. CARFAX"
(Mack Sennett Comedy)
A Revival of the Creat
ALL THIS WEEK.
A Revival of the Creat Emotional Drama
A Special and Elaborate Scenic Production
Mats.. Wed. & Sat., 25c; Nights, 15c to 50c
Sun.. Till Wed.. STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! I si.
OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
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JUST THE AlOW FOR TIRED SHOPPERS
FRED H1 A FiTir , Musical
IRWIN'S 9 I IV Burlesque
I Florence Bennett, Lyle La Pine, Roacoe Aila,
Paul Cunningham, Flo Emery, Ruth Bar
' hour. Big cast and
1 CHORUS OF 20 THE BEST OBTAINABLE
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS.
Mat. nod Week: l)n AUrloD'i Omi Show.
Price 25c. Saturday Matinee, 25c-50c
Nights, 25c-3Sr.-SOc and 75c.
Next Week Mutt A Jeff, A Very Good
AL HERMAN; Lil
George A v t i n
Moore 4 Cordelia
Haager; Georgia Earle V Co.; Fern, Blglow
A Mehan; Orpheum Travel Weekly.
When Buying Advertised Goods
Say You Read of Them in The Bee
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Thuri. MRS. VERNON CASTLE
Last Times Today
EARLE WILLIAMS, in
"THE GRELL MYSTERY"
Today Irene Fenwick -Owen
Moore, in "A Girl Like That"
Today Irene Fenwick Owen
Moore, in A GIRL LIKE THAT
Today WALT WHITMAN, in
"The Tar-Heeled Warrior"
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