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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: .DECEMBER T6, 1917.
LODGE ROOM HEWS
OF GREATER OMAHA
Busy Week With the Secret
Societies and Much Interest
Taken in the Meetings
Municipal Christmas Tree Will Afford
Fine Treat for Kiddies Monday Night
Alpha camp No 1 will turn its hall
over to Alpha grove No. 2, Woodmen
circle, for a dance next Friday eve
ning. The hall is in the Lyric build-
. imr VinMppnth anH Farnam strM
Druid camp No. 24 has invited the
central committee to install officers,
Monday evening, January 7. Refresh
vments will be served.
Columbus camp No. 69 will install
officers the first Sunday in January
at its hall, Thirteenth and William
Sobieski camp No. 75 took ten
tickets for the Red Cross benefit
and dance given by the central com
mittee on December 6 and has agreed
to co-operate with the central com
mittee. German-American camp No. 104 has
so.ne real live memhjers and is going
to show an increase in the member
ship for the coming year.
Dr. Falk, consul commander, and
three other delegates from South
Omaha c.mp No. 211, met with the
central committee last Wednesday
Benson camp No. 288 a3ded 17 new
numbers '.n November and is show
ing a good steady growth. The pa
triotic entral committee, will hold its
next meeting Friday evening. Decem
ber 28, in executive council chamber,
seventh floor. Woodmen of the World
building. Delegates from all camps
wju oe present. 1
t Woodmen Circle.
W. A. Fraser grove held the annual
ehction c officers Friday night; The
result: Past guardian, Daisy Blinn;
guardian, Maud Higgins; adviser, Mrs.
Hall; clerk, Cora V Bunce; chaplain,
Eleanor Smith; banker, Florence
Holmes; ittendant, Lucy Morrisy:
( assistant attendant, Mrs. Mclllvoy; in
ner sentinel, Kuby fierce; outer sen
tinel, A. Schlagel; manager, Lee
Howell; musician, Caroline Hansen.
Order of Stag. I '
Omaha drove No. 135 'will meet Fri
day night and wishes its members and
friends a happy New Year- The Stags
win install new omcers at this meet
ing ana ceieDrate in e w x ears eve,
administering the "Princess of the
Orient" to the members and friends
who care to take this degree, which is
open to the public.,. This degree will
start at the close of the old year
and end at the lint hour of the new
year, j : .',';
Son of St. George. ; '
The Son and Daughters of St
George will give a hard-time party
in Lyric building Wednesday eve
Brotherhood of American Yeomen.
Last Wednesday -i night Omaha
homestead 140 initiated a class of IS
candidates. The district manager,
Edgar Michener, presented : William
H. Bates with a meritorious service
button, he having secured three new
members during December. ' Next
Wednesday evening Omaha home
stead 140 will give a dance to its
members and their friends.
Mr, Michener returned from Des
i Moines, where he made final arrange
ments for the Castle degree team to
come to Omaha to confer the degree
of the Realm of Rhademanthus.
I - Maccabees.
Omaha review No. 46 will meet at
the Hotel Castle Friday evening at
8 o'clock for a joint meeting.
' . - R. N. A. ;'.
Fern camp 3165, Royal Neighbors
of America? will meet Friday night in
Labor temple for election of officers,
change of place of meeting and nights
of meeting. Fern camp sent Christmas
boxes to the sons of the members
,who are away in camp. This was
, in place of the annual Christmas tree.
J Woodmen" Circle. Y .-.
Alhpa $rove No. 2, Woodmen Cir
cle, held its, regular business' meeting
Tuesday evening, December llt; The
following officers were elected for this
ensuing year; Past guardian, Nancy
J. Kingsbury; guardian, Edna V.
Keelber: clerk. Svlvia E. Rests;
banker, Bessie Bray; attendant, Adaf
.u. aeewara; assistant attendant, Eliza
D. Waack.r chanlain. Matilda FlaiVi.
inner sentinel, Cora B. Clark; outer
sentinel, Asuitn Delbridge; managers,
Edecta, Walsh, Hulda Ayers, Wercia
Shak; physicians, Dr. Wercia Gang,
E. C Abbott, Dr. Stella Jacobi. On
Friday evenmg. December 28, Alpha
grove No. 2 will give a Christmas
dace in Alphia camp No. 1 hall in the
Lyric building, Nineteenth and Far
,nam streets. ,
Outline T. k TVt-J
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YOU MUST HUNT DP
Agents Will Be Sent Out to
Help Fill Out the
Christinas carols and the crash of
martial music will mingle at the
Auditorium Monday night, A big en
tertainment attending the unveiling
of the fourth annual municipal Christ
mas tree is arranged. - "
Fifteen! hundred of the poorer chil
dren of the metropolis will be gath
ered around the minaret of lights
and tinsel that decprate the tree.
More than 1.500 bags of candy and
nuts will be there for these children.
The bags will be suspended from the
illuminated branches of the tree until
the hardy evergreen will hold no
more, and then the rest will be piled
in sweet-scented stacks on the flooi
beneath the boughs. V i
The entertainment and celebration
will be held under the auspices of
With the Boys'
Tha Onikha ambulance company at Camp
Taylor, Loulavllle. Ky., gave a banquet
Tuday In ons of tha camps, Tounf Metl'a
Ctiriattan association, tn honor o( Colonel
Allen, division vurg-on, and Major FlHcher,
director ot ambulance cempanlea. l.leuten
ant Lynn Hall and Sergeant Hart Jenka
were the speak ors.
uBk Deuel, Hart Jenka and Adrian Lund
of the Omaha ambulance company are
here on furlough and other of the Omaha
boys at Camp Taylor will be here later.
Rev. E. H. JenkH will accompany h aon
back to Camp Taylor, where he will give
a talk to the boya, and on Sunday will
preach In the Preabyterian church in Louis
ville. Captain .T. A. Kenake will be home Mon
day from Camp Dod(e. Lleulenante -Harold
Pritchett, Cedrlc and Cuthburt Potter
were to motor from there Saturday. '
Lieutenant Newman fionaon, who wftn hie
eonuniaslon at Camp Pike, haa been at
Camp UcArthur, Waco, Tet, for the last
two or three months taking machine un
training, and expecU to be ordered abroad
'- W. t, Karnea of Kanaaa City, who mar
fled a former Omaha girl, Urn. Jessie Dick
inson Lyman, has been , reappointed Into
the army aa a major' of cavalry and haa
been ordered for duty to Camp Funaton,
Major Karnea reaigned from the army sev
eral years ago to go Into business, but of
fered hla services again after th Culled
States entered the war. v ' ,
Kobert Wood, son of Mrs, Ben Wood, waa
with the telegraph battalion of the algnal
eorp which was reported aa having landed
afely in France last Monday. Mr. Wood
was at Little Silver, N. J., In training for
gome week before his departure.
Captain Rex Morehouse wbo la at Camp
Sherman, Cbijlcothe, 0..; has , been made
commandant of the personnel of the util
ities, motor truck company No. 342, cooks'
nd bakers' school, bakery company No. I
and fir truck) companies, including about
J.100 men. ; . .
Jack Summers, eon of Dr. and Mrs. J. B.
Summers, haa anllHted In the aviation corps
and la waiting orders from Washington,
where he took hi examinations.
Francis Gaines, who bad been : at the
ground school at Kelly Field, Ban An
tonio, haa been made first lieutenant and
transferred to Rich Field, at Waco, Tex.,
Um bw flying school. Mr. and Mrs. F. H.
Oalnra left Thursday for IV goo to spend
Christmas with him, '
Lieutenant Ben Gallagher has been as
signed to the utilities branch of th 88th
division at Camp Dodge.
Bernard Smyth, wbo Is first lieutenant
of coast artillery, haa been ordered from
Fortr Monroe, va.. to Fort Washington
near Washington, D, C.
Jo Millard, brother of Barton Millard, la
at the school of aeronautics at Berkeley,
Cal, Mr. Millard Is training for the flying
corpa and has already had enme prelimin
ary training last summer at the Curtia avia
tion school at Buffalo. .
Paul Mueller, who recently won his com
mission aa first lieutenant at the Fort
Omaha balloon school, haa been detailed at
an Instructor there,
I Lieutenant ; Tupper Wyman, who went
with the Fourth Nebraska to Camp Cody,
has. In the reorganisation, been assigned
l artillery and is now with the head
quarters company, .
Jarvls Offut. who Is at the flying field
at Fort Wftrth, Tex.,' Is expected to come
to spend Christmas with his mother and
sister and hi grandparents, Mr, and Mrs.
Wayne Pelby. first class sergeant in tha
quartermaster department, ia atlll in Syra
cuse, N. Y but expects to go to Jackson-
vine. 'la., shortly.
Burdette Klrkendall and Albert Rlbbern-
sen will not be able to come home from
Austin. Tex,, for the holidays aa they had
Oeorge Pritchett. now a first lieutenant
of. Infantry, visited Omaha for tha first
time in four years last Sunday and Monday,
when he was the guest of his sister, Mrs.
John L. Kennedy. Lieutenant. Pritchett was
living on hla ranch In Texas when this
country went Into the war, and h Joined
the army last June and has been at Camp
Bowie at Fort Worth since then.
Lieutenant Frank Mead of the 36th in
fantry is now taking the machine gun
course at the Infantry school of arms at
Fort Bill, 01(1., but expects 0 be back at
Fort ,8nlllng some time In January. .
Jabln Caldwell, third eon of Mrs. Victor
B. Cn Id well, has Just completed hla course
of training at tha ground school at Berkeley,
Cal,, and was sent to th flying field at
Wichita Falls, Tex. He hopes to get home
Stanley Dnrkee will be h'ome for New
Tear's with his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Q. M.
Durkee. and will bring Richard Vaught
of Beatrice with Mm. Donald B. Baxter,
from the military school ot aeronautic
at Champaign, ill.. Is coming next Thurs
day to b a guest ot Mr. and Mrs. Durkee,
Lieutenant Oscar Roman, Fifth squad
ron at Fort Omaha, and his bride left yes
terday for Ht. Louis to spend Christmas
With hla parents.
Lieutenant Raymond Low. who has been
sick in a hospital at Camp Pike for a
week or ten days, arrives home today on
Mr.- and Mrs. Isaac Carpenter have re
ceived word from their son. Lieutenant I.
Carpenter, Jr., that he will reach here
Christmas morning from Fort Andrews,
Mass., on ten days' leave.
Lieutenant Frank HlxcnbaUKh. Lieutenant
Edmund Booth and Lieutenant Harold Lan
deryou are planning to motor home from
Camp Dodge for Chrlstmaa.
Clarence Peters left last week for Fort
Logan, Colo., where he will receive his
equipment for aviation and from there will
prohably be ordered to some southern flying
Mayor Dahlman and his associates
of the city commission. Under the
direction of George Green, the Om
aha Musicians' association will fur
nish the music.
And then while the eager children
strain their eyes toward the tree,
longing for the moment when Santa
Claus will begin to toss the bags of
goodies among them, the band will
strike up the "Star Spangled Banner,"
the great audience ' of interested
mothers and fathers will catch the
strains and sing the national anthem,
which has never meant so riiuch t
mothers and fathers since the stern
days of the early '60s.
Thus patriotism will lead, and
Christmas cheer will follow immedi
ately after, i Dainty little dancers will
trip over the stage for the delight of
the horde of tots waiting for Santa
Claus. Georgia Pembleton. Martha
loty, and Winifred Merriam, dainty(
little misses of Chambers" Dancing
academy, will pirouette on nimble'
toes. H. Diedrickson, well known
baritone, will sing the popular trench
song, "Keep the Home Fires Burn
ing, and the band will play the iol
ticking airs of "Around the Christ
Miss 'Ethel Parsons, accomplished
local soprano, will render the "Birth
day of a King." Again the band will
strike up the patriotic melody, Over
Sublime beauty and tender pathos
will be merged by Patrick O'Neil in
his rendition of that remarkable lit
tle song by Eugene Field, "Little Boy
Blue." Mr. O'Neil, a popular tenor
idol of Omaha, has won much favor
in his rendition of the touching
The little toy dog Is covered with dust,
But sturdy and staunch he stands;
And the little tin soldinr is red with rust.
And bis musket 'moulds In his hands.
Other patriotic selections on the
band will be followed by more classic,
aesthetic, and novelty dancing by the
children trained in this art. A dan
cingduet by Tommy Bonnie and
tharlene Barnes will be featured,
while little Agnes Britton will do
classic and novelty steps.
Following is the program in order:
"Star' Spangled .Banner'' ,'
Band and Chorus, by Audience,
March Liberty Loan (new) Sousa
Medley Selection Children's Games., Reeves
Cornet Solo, Paraphrase Jerusalem the
Baritone Solo Keep the Home Flrea
Burning , H. Diedrickson
Miss A. Fuller. Accompanist.
A Tula Tide Pot Pourrli-Around the Chrls-
nias Tree Tobanl
Soprano Solo Birthday of a King
. . Miss Ethel Parsons. .
1 Mtwt Olive Seymour, Accompanist. -,'
Patriotic Melody Over There Cohan
Tenor So!o--Llt(le Boy Blue
- (Patrick O'Neil.
Miss Ruth Flyun, Accompanist. '
Patrol Spirit of America... ...... Zamecnlk
Pupils of Chambers' School of Dancing In:
Toe, classic, aesthetic and novelty dancing;
featuring a duet by Tom Bonnie and
Charlene Barnes; classic and novelty dan
cing by Agrnes Britton; solo, "Daddy," by
Georgia Host Pembleton, 6 years old; solo,
"Pretty Baby," by Martha Doty, 4 years old;
solo, "Babes In the Woods,'' Winnlfred Har
rison, 5. years old.
A great white angel, designed by
the -archiect Thomas Kimball, is sus
pended aloft over the Christmas tree,
and the Auditorium is tastily dec
orated for the occasion in a wonderful
blending of patriotic colors and
Christmas glitter and holly.
"You won't have to figure out your
income tax all by ypurself hereafter.
The government is going to send out
men to help you. It will be up to
you to hunt up these men, who will
be sent into every county seat town,
and some other towns besides, to
meet the people. , Postmasters, bank
ers and newspapers will be able to
tell you when the government's in
come tax man will be around, and
where to find him. He will answer
your questions, swear you to the re
turn, take your money and remove
the wrinkles from your brow. Re
turns of income for 1917 must be
made between January 1 and March
1, 1918," says Internal Collector
"The government recognizes that
many persons experience a good deal
of difficulty in filling out income tax
forms. It recognizes, too, that tax
payers resident at points where col
lectors' offices are not easily accessi
ble find it had 4o get proper instruc
tion in the law. Next year, when
every married person living with wife
or husband and having a net income
of $2,000, and every unmarried person
not the head of a family and having
a net income of $1,000 for the year
v)i, must make return of income on
the form prescribed, there will be
hundreds in every community seeking
light on the law and help in. execu
ting their returns.
County as Unit.
"My own and every other collec
tion district in the nation willJbe di
vided into districts, with the county
as the unit, and a government officer
informed in the income tax assigned
to each district. He will spend
hardly less than a week in each
county, and in some counties a longer
time, very likely in the court house
at the county seat town. In cities
where there are collector's branch
offices Jhe will be there, and in other
citiespossibly at the city hall. My
office will in due time advise post
masters and bankers and send out
notices tQ the newspapers stating
when the officer will be in each
county. It will be unnecessary for
prospective taxpayers to ask my
office for forms on which to make
returns. The officer who visits their
county will have them.
"It may he stated as .a matter of
general information that 'net income'
is the remainder after subtracting
expenses , from gross income. Per
sonal, family' or living expense is not
expense in the meaning of the Jaw,
the exemption being allowed to cover
The new exemptions of $1,000 and
$2,000 will add tens of thousands to
the number of income taxpayers in
this district, inasmuch as practic:"y
every farmer, merchant, 1 tradesman,
professional man and salary worker
and a great many wage workers will
li required to make return and pay
The law makes it the duty of the
taxpayer to seek out the collector.
Many people assume that if an in
come tax form is not sent, or a gov
ernment officer does not call, they
are relieved from making report.
This is decidedly in error. It is tin
other way round. The taxpayer has
to go to the government, and if he
doesn't within the time prescribed
he is- a violator of the law and the
government will go to him with its
American Listed as
"Gassed" in Canadian Army
Ottawa, Dec. 22. P. G. Lewis, San
Francisco, was listed as "gassed" in
today's casualty list.
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fiv;-"v-'r';;j OF THE
J lt2&:l PRESS
I . . I l 1
10 to 25 Off On
We have the best line of dia- .
monds, jewelry, watches, clocks,
silverware, Victrolas and rec-
orda, optical goods, etc., and f
can quote prices that will please
you, i " . I
discount on large
New Year's Eve
given to our patrons making din
ner reservations at .$1.50 per
cover, service from 6:00 to 12:00
P. M. Dancing commences at 9:00
P. M. If theater or other engage
ment plan for an early dinner
and take advantage of the dance
and New Year's frolic later in the
Admittance to Ball Room only
to those having reservations.
Make Your Christmas Tree
Safe for the Children
By using electric lights. They're
pretty, and so economical. You
can use the tree several days.
Xmai Tre Sett Complete
With Colored Lamps
8 lights ,. $3.60
16 lights 6.50
24 lights 9.60
32 lights ....12.50
James Cerr Electric Co.
307 South 19th Street.'
Phoae Doufhu 4466.
Did You Wait Till Now to Buy
IF SO, HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO
SAVE BIG MONEY ON DE LUXE DESIGNS OF
A 1918 LINE THAT MUST BE CLOSED OUT
We have 150 designs in lots from 50 to 1,000,
in all sizes. De Luxe styles, in various colors, sizes,
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suited to every business and taste. -
COME EARLY WHILE THE LINE IS COM
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' On inquiry state quantity you can use.
MAIL ORDERS GIVEN SPECIAL ATTENTION
1' "Better Printer"
310 S. 12th St OMAHA Phone Doug. 5708
Newspapers Have Been
the Greatest Educators the
World Has Ever Known.
Ever since the first Dental
Advertisement appeared in a
newspaper, there has been a
division of opinion between
the advertising and the Non
Advertising Dentists and a
breach which has widened
with the years has existed in
the ranks but through the
education of the public
through the press this breach
is now narrowing and may
some day be entirely closed.
I do not propose to defend the Advertising Dentists
AS A CLASS nor attack the Non-Advertising( Dentists
as a class because personally I care not for the views of
either I ANSWER ONLY TO MY OWN CONSCIENCE.
In the October, 1916, issue of the Quarterly Bulletin,
Indiana State Dental Association, a certain Dentist whose
name I shall not mention because he does not believe in
advertising in - discussing certain statements made in
Dental Advertisments, says: '
"This statement ('Dentistry that is clean, artistic,
above the ordinary, at half the prices charged by high
priced Dentists') creates suspicion in the mind of a pa
tient that there is a chance of being defrauded by the
dental profession, and he is continually on the alert,
watching every move and transaction to see that the
dentist does not get the advantage of him."
Evidently the gentleman objects to the people being
educated up to such a point that they ask questions yet
he certainly admits the power of the press and yearns
to benefit by this power, as witness the following:
"Such advertisements should be excluded from the
press" AND NOW GET THIS: "IT WOULD BE FAR
MORE PROFITABLE for these organizations to JOIN
FORCES and start a campaign for dental publicity."
The sensitive soul who is shoved because the Adver
tising Dentist and his powerful teacher, the Press, "cre
ates suspicion" in the rind of the public, now suggests
that it would be "more profitable" to join forces with the
advertisers and thereby get more business.
I feel that further comment is unnecessary. The Press,
has received a well merited tribute as to its poweras an
educator and I am just vain enough to think that my ,
efforts to give the public better dentistryat lower prices
is proving as popular with the people as it is unpopular
with those who desire to maintain high prices.
423-428 Securities B Id g. 16th and Farnam Streets
Office Hours: 8:30 A. M. to 8 P. M. Sunday, 9 to 1.
. Get Your Free Copy of The
Navy ' Art Calendar Today
The Omaha Bee is sending free to its readers a beautiful pa
triotic Art Calendar. ' !
The illustration on this calendar, the work of a well-known
artist, sums up in a striking poster the "War Spirit of America.
It shows the figure of Liberty with drawn sword pointing the
way to a'staunch American sailor, while over them both wave the
folds of the Stars and Stripes.
There is no advertising matter on this calendar. It is a work of
art, intended to serve as an ornament and a patriotic inspiration
through what may well prove to be the most trying year in Ameri
can history. . .
The calendar itself is practical and made for service. It is of
the form which has a separate leaf for each of the twelve months,
and a complete calendar for 1918 on the last leaf.
This is themerican calendar .for 1918. To get your free
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