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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1917)
FOR YEAR SHOWS
Chief Executive English Re
views Activities and Cam-
paigns of 1917; Predicts
Busy Time Ahead.
f A review of an interesting and busy
year for Omaha Bov Scouts is made
by Scout Executive English.
"Scouts in Omaha have always re
sponded to every good movement and
have rendered hundreds of good turns
never recorded at headquarters, but
we all know they haveresulted in
much good," he says.
"We are now facing a new year
no one can foretell what is to hap
pen. This, I am sure, that Omaha
Scouts are going to render an in
valuable service, which will be
equal to that service rendered by
business men and even soldiers, for
are we not soldiers for democracy?"
The following arc the Scout activi
ties and campaigns of the last year:
February Distributed flowers to
600 patients in hospital Scouts anni
versary; Clean-up Campaign, May First
survey: Left circulars in 16,000 homes
and took notes on sanitary conditions.
Second turvey: Found only 3,285
homes had not made improvements,
First Public Tarade "The Battle
of the Hoe," May 5-Garden activity.
300 individual gardens, six troop gar
dens, and a Scout garden of six acres.
Nebraska Sunday School Conven
tionScouts acted as guides at depots
and outlying districts to auto cara
vans. First Red Cross Campaign, May
Scouts worked two last days of cam
paign, secured 820 members, Troop 4
winning loving cupjor most members
First Liberty Loan, June Secured
$251,650 and 1,187 subscriptions; 72
Scouts secured War Service medals
from the government.
Second Red Cross Campaign, June
21 Secured $248 pledges, amounting
to $16,420. Scouts dceated three busi
ness men's teams in competition.
Ak-Sar-Ben Parade Service "Best
controlled parade route in"hitory of
city due to Scouts' assistance," Police
Second Liberty Loan Drive, Octo
berSecured 1,951 bonds, amounting
to $441,750. ; Sixty-eight Scouts en
titled to War Service medals, and a
like number from local committee.
Trqop 5 won silver, loving cup for
most bonds secured.
Hallowe'en Special ToHce Pa
trolled city and guarded property.
Two Final Days of Food Pledge
Campaign Secured 11,800 signatures
" in the house-to-house canvass. .Troop
28 won loving cup for greatest num
ber of signatures per capita of troop
Messenger service and guides' for
State Teachers' association, ' -
Third Red Cross Campaign-
Scouts worked downtown theaters to
secure members for Christmas fund.
One hundred and fifty Scouts at
tended the summer camp.
Troop No. 28 Will Care,
to the Boy Scouts
I0P W0. CO Will tare v , y .greater results than any other, year
Cnn Pnnn Familv fihrktmaS of scouting experience in history. Just
ror roor ramiiy unriMmda think for the firgt time in ,,istorv a
The boys of Troop No. 28, under
Scoutmaster C. R. Stewart, will care
for a poor family on Christmas day.
They will visit the home in advance
and learn of the needs, which they will
endeavor to supply insofar as their
iMhds will allow. Executive English
'says that this is practical Christmas
giving and he hopes there will be
more of it. '
PRES. COLIN H. LIVINGSTONE.
"On this Christmas renew your
pledges to be loyal to home and
country, to be brave under all trials,
to be trustworthy among your fel
lows, to be thrifty and careful not
to waste in this time of - hunger,
suffering and want, to be to all at
all times patient and courteous, ever
holding down with a strong hand and
will angry passions and the tempta
tions of evil thoughts, words, deeds,
never forgetting that He for whom
the day is named in giving up
His life for us gave tremendous
meaning to the. words, 'It is more
blessed to give than to receive.'"
, Dr. E. C. HENRY.
rrenidrnt Omh Council.
My Dear Boy Scouts:
I wish you a very merry Christmas
and happy New Year.
One year has rolled around since
we organized, and in that year we
have had some dandy good times. Our
summer camp was great. You have
had some fine hikes, and next year we
hope to complete our organization
and have a week end camp so situated
you can all go once or twice during
the season. How about a drum corps,
a couple of base ball team, a band?
And, above all, next year we must do
some real scouting. Wish we could
have some cross country runs, hare
and hound chasing, etc. We know
how faithfully Scout Executive Eng
lish and Commissioner Welch, and
the various scoutmasters have
worked, and we hope to get a lot of
helpers next year. You must 4e
patient, ancL-remember it is not easy
to organize 1,000 boys and get tilings
to run smooth all the time.
One word more Omaha appreci
ates the way you worked for the Red
Cross, and the Liberty bonds; it
has said so in the finest way.
All work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy, but remember that all
play and no work makes Jack a fool.
Next year you are going to help
us men "put across" x some fine big
things, and then "us men" are going
to see that you boys have a proper
reward for your work.
JOHN W. WEXChT
To the Omaha Boy Scouts:
I wish youall a happy holiday
season, wish that this greeting could
be delivered to you in person and in
that fine winter week end camp which
we all drf:am niust come true.
You have done things great in your
first year under' organized scouting
in spite of many calls required by
your country. 1
I expect you to njake yourselves
such valuable forces in the comirfunity
that next year, the citizens of Omaha
will make your week end camp dream
a reality. ' y 1
0. H. ENGLISH,
To Scouts and Scout Officials
Greetings: To every scout and scout official a
merry Christmas and a more useful
and helpful New Year.
The executive is just rounding out
his first year in scout service with
you and finds just pride in your first
year's service to our city and country.
In one year's service as scouts you
have accomplished greater things,
I nd we have engaged in four national
tampaigns were all successful a:id sat
:sfactory. Truly, scouts, you are just
tompleting a wonderful year in your
lives and it should always be remem
bered. Just one word of caution.
Don't let these campaigns and scout
ing interfere with the home and school
duties. Don't let these campaigns
prevent you from becoming advanced
in scouting technique and the ideals
of scouting. Let's all work hard to
improve our own methods of living,
to improve our health, and thus in
crease our service to our God, our
country, and all humanity.
Boy Scouts Have Nearly 2,000
Pairs of Shoes to Be Re
paired for the Omaha
Boy Scout Activities.
On Thursday night the boys of A
Troop No. 2 visited the home of
Verl King, who is convalescing.
These scouts made merry and cheered
their litle friend, who appreciated the
Scouts who wish to take swimming
examinations for first Class scout cer
tificates may attend the Young Men's
Christian association pool on Friday
afternoons at 4:15 o'clock .
Dr.WHrard EPowell and N. J.
Weston are new members of the Boy
Scout's Court of Honor of Omaha.
Mr. Weston is identified with the
Young Men's Christian association
Scout Execudve English will be in
his office on Saturday afternoons from
1 to 4 o'clock in the future. Head
quarters are in the Patterson block,
Seventeenth and Farnam streets.
Serlds Greetings to Teachersiof shoe repairing.
boy s worth has been recognized by
our great government and you with
all brother scouts in American have
proven, far beyond the wildest ex
pectations, that the Boy Scouts of
America is an organization of national
imnortance. In Omaha we have been
very busy doing helpful service which r You can secure a maid, slenogrv
has been much appreciated by Omaha pher or bookkeeper by using aBee
t - a. VI.. I
People. In reviewing tne last year l want Ad. f
Christmas greetings from Superin
tendent Bevcridge to teachers and pu
pils: To Principals and Teachers A
merry Christmas and a happy New
Year to you, heroic builders of1-a
greater, a better and a nobler hu
To the Pupils I wish to extend to
i very boy and girls in the public
ichools a merry Christmas and -a
I appy New Year. You will find most
oy in giving or in helping some, one
Ise. It is not necessary to give costly
gifts. Some of the best things to give
cost you nothing; a pleasant greeting,
a smile, a kind word spoken, a kind
ict performed, are among those things
that brig greatest joy to your par
ents and to people generally. You can
all give this. Try it and see how hap
py it will make you. '
This is my greeting to the boys and
iris of Omaha.
Superintendent of Public Schools.
Boy Scouts of America7
Do a Good Turn Daily
i There ai be no meeting Friday
as I have to go uptown, and we have
no assistant. But a week from Friday
morning Mr. Herman invites you to
the Young Men's Christian association
in Omaha, where he, stays, to swin
and have some games on the mat. So
take some rubber shoes if you have
them and be sure to go. Just think,
a year ago we didn't know anything
about scouting and now what all we've
tried to do and what good friends
we are. It's all worth while, but the
main thing 1 think is the 12 points
of scout law and the oath, don't
H. W. VORE, Scoutmaster,
Dec. 22. Troop 13.
Francis Connelly, on behalf of
Troop No; 8, extends through The
Bee a Merry Christmas to all Boy
Scouts of Omaha.
Ordinary Common Sense
Sensible Thrift and
Maxwell Motor Cars
Common sense says to you, "Buy a Maxwell Car and use it"
The American people are going forward not backward.
That is the purpose of the great war in which we are now
The success of the Nation depends on healthy business activity
over the countryand sensible thrift N
Healthy business depends on the utilization of every possible
labor-saving, time-saving, money-saving device known. .
The light-weight, economical Maxwell in passenger service
taking you where you have to go on business, helping you relieve
delivery congestion is one of the greatest known labor-saving, time-,
saving, money-saving devices.
Tturing Car $74S; fadtttr $745; Ctupt $095
Etrkni $1095 t Sedan $1095. F. O. B. Dttnit
MIDWEST MOTOR AND SUPPLY CO.
2216-18 Farnam St.
Phono Tyler 2462.
Scout Executive English hopes that
the Boy Scouts' cobbler shop which
will be started at 9:30 o'clock Wed
nesday morning in the basement of
the Khaki club, Seventeenth and Har
ney streets, will be the inception of
a permanent thrift shop for Omaha
This cobbler shop js said to. be
the first Ho be started "by any scout
organization in the United States.
Last Friday old shoes were brought
to the schools and delivered by th.e
scouts tothe Khaki club basement.
When all shoes have been collected,
Mr. English believes there will be
nearly 2,000 pairs. The plan is to have
the Associated Charities pay for the
materials used in the repairs and then
to give the shoes to the Charities
for distribution to poor people dur
ing the winter.
To Eenlist as Cobblers.
Registrations for the cobbler classes
will be started Wednesday morning.
C. A. Kohlmeyer, 3828 Sprague street,
veteran cobbler, has been engaged by
the local council of Scouts to instruct
the boys. Paige Christie of 110 South
Fifty-second street is the first Scout
to have enlisted in this new feature
Practical Home Work.
Executive English expects
hopes that cobbling will, be a perma
nent activity among the Scouts and
that many will learn to do some prac
tical borne work, which will serve as
a conservation measure as well as be
ing a useful activity.
"We hope to add furniture repair
ing after we get the cobbling work
well in hand. There is no telling to
what limits our thrift sh6p may be
extended," said Mr. English.
Scoutmaster D. C. Buell, who has
charge of the correspondence school
of railroading in the Union Pacific
headquarters, will have direct charge
of the Scout cobbler shop.
Bee Want Ads Bring Results.
YOU ne v e r
yet have ex
smooth artd even
power from a gasoline mo,
tor if you have not ridden -in
the new sixteen-valve,
It is different entirely
different even. from the
Stiitz of other days.
New model now on our
There is a demonstration awaiting you
4 cylinder M 0T0R
Haarmann-Locke Motors Co.
2429 Farnam St.,
Phone Douglas 7940.
Bee Want Ads Are Business Boosters For Business
nHERE is one delusive element in the tire business that
A we GQodyejtr Service Station Dealers want our cus
tomers to recognize that is the definite mileage guarantee.
It is an outworn practice held over from the time when tire
quality was uncertain and variable; today it is a deceptiye
attraction used chiefly as an inducement to purchase.
How can a manufacturer in fairness put a definite mileage
guarantee, on his tires, when he knows very well that
in no two cases will the conditions of use be the same?
Where is the equality of a plan by which a cartful tire user
is taxed for a guarantee he will never need, while a reckless
driver who is sure to benefit by it is made to pay no more?
The cost of the definite mileage guarantee is borne by the
tire that carries it, just as every other cost connected with
such a tire is included in the selling price.
If the tire with such a guarantee costs no more to buy
,than other tires Without it, you may feel sure that there has
been some compromise of quality to keep the figure even.
For the definite mileage guarantee must be paid f or) make
no mistake about that and its cost must be included in
the tire you buy.
We Goodyear Service Station Dealers advise our customers
to buy a tire in which, this cost is spent to better the value,
instead of for an inducement which will help to sell the tire.
j j a n i
This sign identifies the Good
year Service Station Dealer'
Goodyear Tires, Tubes and Ac-""
resscries are always kept in stock.
4911-15 South 24th St. Phone South 420.
NATIONAL AUTO SCHOOL,
2814 North 20th St. Phono Webster 5943.
TROUP AUTO SUPPLY CO.,
1921 Farnam St. Phono Doug. 5230.
THE NOVELTY REPAIR CO.,
4809 South 24th St. Phone South 1404.
ORR MOTOR SALES CO.,
Packard Show Room.
CH AS. W. WALKER GARAGE CO.,
Fontenelle Garage Auditorium Garage,
and C. W. Walker Garage, 36th and Farnam Sti.
COUNCIL BLUFFS AUTO CO.
510-518 Pearl St. Council Bluffi Phone 691.
THE TIRE SHOP,
2518 Farnam St. Phone Douglas 4878.
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