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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1917)
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, i DECEMBER 23. 1917.
Will Transfer Offices and
Salesroom Across the Street
in Order to Obtain More
CHIOAGOAN TO BE MANAGER
OF BEE BUILDING.
37 ' V$
Announcement was made last week
that the Western irotor Car com
pany will move from 2054 Farnam
street to the present location of the
Overland show room directly across
the street. The firm will move into the
new quarters January" 1.
"The new location," asserts E. V.
Abbott, "will give us a great deal
more floor space, which we are sadly
in need of. We have been very much
cramped in our present location ow
ing to. the expansion of our territory
and addition to our force.
"In addition to the new location,
. we will still maintain the, building at
Twenty-fourth and Leavenworth,
which we now occupy.
"Every indication for the coming
season seems to be for a good busi
ness in this section. Of course, we
will not be able eo secure as many
cars as we have ordered, but what
we are able to get we will have no
trouble disposing of."
What Will We
We Get Back?
Murray E. Randall has been named
manager of the Bee building by the
Keystone Investment company, les
sees of the building.
Mr. Randall comes from Chicago,
where he has been assistant manager
of the Continental and Commercial
National bank, the largest office build
ing in the United States with the ex
ception of the Equitable Life of New
Starting Battery is
Called for Hard Work
Elmer Rosengren of the Nebraska
Storage Battery company says: "A
starting battery does work which has
never been required of a battery be
fore. A little battery of three cells is
often called upon to deliver for a few
moments an amount of current equal
to two horse power, or enough to pro
pel a heavy electric vehicle at normal
speed. Therefore, a starting battery
must be made of special materials or
it will last but a short time yet it
cannot be too heavy or too expen
sive." Franklin Factory Eight
Weeks Behind on Orders
"Unfilled orders at present on the
books of the Franklin Automobile
company, Syracuse, N. Y., represent
eight weels factory production at full
capacity," asserts H. Pelton, of the
Franklin Motor company. "This rec
ord for what is generally regarded as
the 'slack period' of th year com
pares most favorably with that of
this year's most active spring buying
season, when Franklin orders on hand
equalled 10 weeks production.
A Burning Question.
Supposing a man with a bottle of
snakebite remedy under the rear seat
of his car was exceeding the speed
limit in getting through "bone-dry"
territory, would he be justified in so
doing? Better have the high court
pass on this at once, as there is a
great burning question here which
needs prompt settlement. American
Greenberg Tells the Real
Estate Men of Funston Life
The Omaha Real Estate board was
entertained Wednesday by one of its
soldier associates, Joe Greenberg, of
the Harry A. Wolf company, who re
turned from 10 weeks at Camp Fun
ston. Mr. Greenberg says that while per
haps the majority of the men who left
Omaha for the army life when he
did, went regretfully, he thinks a large
majority of them are now entirrly
reconciled to the life and work before
them. He gives an interesting ac
count of how the men arc taken care
of, sounds high the praises of the
Young Men's Christian association
and encourages the younger mem
bers of the Omaha board, who may be
called, to take up, the work happily
and with good cheer.
Demand for the Scientific
Appraisement on Increase
The appraisement committee of the
Cleveland Real Estate board has ap
praised property during the last year
in that city and county to the amount
of nearly $14,000,000, an increase of
46 per cent over a year ago, and 135
per cent over 1915.
The Omaha Real Estate board ap
praisement committee will show an
appraisement of between $800,000 and
$900,000 this year. This is far more
than the year before, due to the sys
tematic attention given to this part
of the board's .work and the knowl
edge of the public that they may have
the advantage of such appraisements.
It is believed that next year these ap
praisements will run over $1,000,000.
There is a growing interest all over
the country in having skilled and
scientific appraisements made by ex
perienced bodies of men rather than
in the haphazard methods cf the past.
Five Boy Scout Troops
In Parochial Schools
Achibishop Harty, when appointing
Rev. J. J. McCool as deputy commis
sioner of Bov Scouts among tin
Catholic parochial schools, expressed
the hope that before long there would
be a membership of 500 scouts m the
The local executive board of the
Boy Scouts of America approved the
appointment made by the archbishop.
There are now five troops among
these parochial schools. More troops
will be formed during the winter and
Father McCool is identified with
St. Peter's church and has the wel
fare of the boys at heart. Scout
Executive English is pleased over the
splendid selection made by the arch
Troop No. 42 Basket Ball
Team Issues Challenge
Ralph T. Mackenzie of Troop Xo.
"Troop Xo. 42 is to have a basket
ball team and we will challenge other
"Last week we had one second
class scout; this week we have eight.
We feel proud of this record, as we
are a new troop.
"Our new scoutmaster is liked by
all of the boys."
Thf following poem published in
the Presidio Periscope was sent to
Mr. Conner,1 manager of the Stude
baker branch, by George B. . Morse,
a former employe who has joined
Uuncle Sam's forces, and has re
ceived a commission in the cavalry:
TJia same old sprint In the morning, boys,
, to the same old din and smut;
Chained all day to same oldf desk, down In
the same old rut; .
Posting the same old greasy books, catch
ing Ihn aairiA nlri trnin!
Oh, hnw will t manage to stick It all, if '
I ever get back again?
We've bidden goodby to life in a cage,
we're finished with pushing a pen;
They're pumping us full of bellicose rage,
they're showing us how to be men.
We're only beginning to find ourselves;
we're wonders of brawn and thew;
' nut when we go back to our Sissy jobs oh,
what are we going to do?
for shoulders curved with the counter
stoop will be carried erect and square;
And faces white from the office light will
'"be bronzed by the open air;
And we'll walk with the stride of a new
born pride, with a new-found Joy in
Scornful men who have diced with death
under the naked skies.
And when we get hack to the dreary grind,
and the bald-headed boss' call,
Don't you think that tyie dingy window
blind, and the dlnKler office wall,
Will suddenly mejit to a vision of space, of
violent, flame-scarred night?
Then, oh, the joy of the danKer-thrill, and
oh, the roar of the fight!
Don't you think a's we peddle a card of pins
the counter will fade away.
And again we'll be seeing the snnd-bag rim,
and the barb-wire's misty grey? ;
As a flnt voice asks for a pound of tea", don't
you fancy we'll hear Instead,
The nlKht-wiiid moan and the soothing !
drone of the packet that's overhead? j
Don't you guess that the things we're see- I
ing now will hiiunt us through all the
Heaven and hell rolled Into one, glory and
blood and tears;
Life's pattern picked with a scarlet thread,
where once we wove with a grey '
To remind us all how we played our part
In the shock of an epic day? i
Oh, we're booked for the (Jrenf Adventure
now, we're pledged to the Real Ro
mance; We'll find ourselvfs or we'll lose ourselves
somewhere in giddy old France;
We'll know the zest of the fighter's life, the
best that we have we'll give;
We' 1 1 hunger and thirst; we'll die
but flr3t we'll live; by the gods,
We'll breathe free air and we'll bivouac
under the starry sky;
We'll march with men and we'll fight with
men and we'll see men laugh and
We'll know such joys as we never dreamed;
we'll fathom the deeps of pain;
But the hardest bit of U will be when we
have to come back home again.
for some of us smirk In a chiffon shop,
and some of us teach 1n'a school;'
Some of us help with the seat of our panti
to polish an office stool;
The merits of Studebaker automobiles some
of us seek to explain,
But all of us wonder wha,t we'll do when
we have to go back again!
Autocar Company Builds
New Government Truck
George D. Pratt, general sales rep
resentative of the Autocar company
of Ardmore, Pa., has been in the city
during the past week visiting with W.
M. Clement Motors company, local
distributor bf the Autocar.
Mr. Prattj, in an interview, stated
"The government W3 ton truck
known as model "A," is being built
for the government by the Autocar
company at Ardmore, Pa., under the
general supervision of Mr. Brock-
man, who is chief engineer of the Au
tocar company and is also chairman of
the government board on motor truck
The government truck model "A"
is not by any means an Autocar, but
it is a signal tribute to the Autocar
company s organization that it was
selected by the government to build
Establish Night Service
Station Here for Trucks
AWrrg the first of Omaha truck
inert td realize the importance of day
and night' service to truck ownpr io
the Ornaha Motor Sales' company,
distrainor ot Jsandow trucks.
The firm recently engaged a suf
ficient force to operate a service de
partment, both da,v and night. Trucks
it used are bound to need attention
rpffarHIpcc rtf th ml, firrtif
will-eleminate a loss of time necessi
tated by repairing, trucks in the day
Troubles of Kovice.
. Very often tfre reason why, the
novice has trouble and the expert has
nori is found in the olrl savino- "Knnla
rush in where angels fear to tread,"
ohserves a writer in the current issue
of American Motorist. With the
misjudgment born of inexperience, the
motoring novice often goes for the
adjustment of parts as if they were
logical objects for adjustment and
th repair man's bills soar accord
ingly. The way to avoid trouble may
be to anticipate it, but don't meet it
half way with a smile of welcome.
Cause for Wonderment.
In a recent sensational murder case
tiie wealthy victim's safe deposit box,
uhicft was supposed to contain riches
galore, was found upon opening to
hold nothing but a rubber band. Now,
u i r nan i t in i lit ii a. 1 1 iu Liu u juhc r
no one- would wonder. American
When you put up your car for the win
ter, do not neglect your battery. The
"know how" sort of storing and care
of your battery will save you disap
pointment and a repair bill in the spring.
Bring your battery to us for storage;
or if you intend using it through the
cold months, let us inspect it now and
give you advice as to its proper care.
Batteries called for on request at a
small additional charge.
All Makes All Cars
Drive your car in
R. C. SMITH, Manager
2024 Farnam St. Douglas 3697.
AN IDEAL XMAS GIFT )
Strictly speaking Saxon Roadster is the great
est value low-priced car on f i market. It is
absolutely unequalled in the number and quality
of the equipment nad conveniences it carries.
Note them curefully best two-unit starting and
lighting system built; new style body, big,
roomy and comfortable; demountable rims with
30-inch by 3-inch tires; new style top with Gre
cian rear bow; electric horn; tire carrier; speed
ometer; new desigai-arburetor that gives greater
efficiency and easier starting; three speed trans
mission; Timken axles; Hyatt quiet bearings;
Saxon high-speed motor of unusual power, speed,
smoothness, flexibility and coolness; ventilating
windshield; and twenty further refinements.
Saxon Roadster, $435 f. o. b. Omaha.
NOYES-KILLY MOTOR CO.
Special Film to Be
f Shown for Boy Scouts
Scout Executive English wishes
all Boy Scouts to attend the Strand
theater next Saturday, when a spe
cial film of interest to scouts will be
shown. "Knights of the Squire
Table" is the title of this motion pic
ture offering, which shows a new line
of work in connection with scout
craft. Commissioner Wilder of Hono
lulu is sponser for the film which has
been endorsed by the national board
of Boy Scouts of America.
War Taxes Something That
Puzzles Real Estate Men
Realtors are puzzling over the war
taxes, and are not yet quite sure of
themselves. Even the tax on docu
ments such as deeds and mortgages,
is not altogether clear.
A discussion of the stamp and tax
laws as they pertain to real estate, at
the meeting Wednesday, indicated
some difference of opinion. It was
brought out that the farmer will be
required in making his returns of
profits, to include all the products of
his farm used in the home or in keep
ing up the farm and to report the cash
value of products consumed on the
place. It is recognized that this will
be a difficult task for many of them
who arc not used to keeping books
on what they use.
Von can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
When you need
a new battery
Olympian Closed Cars
IN design, in coachwork, in comfort and in mechanical perfection,
Olympian closed cars are in perfect keeping with the exclusive
- type of service they arc called upon to render.
Every convenience is provided. The handsome, heavy, corded
- upholstery, the exclusive floor coverings, the curtains, the hardware
all are rich in quality exquisite in appearance.
Long shock absorbing cantilever rear springs lessen road bumps.
The annoying squeaks and rattles so frequently found in closed car
bodies have been practically eliminated in the Olympian.
The rugged, powerful four-cylinder Olympian motor operates
silently and with remarkable economy consistently giving 18 miles
to the gallon of gasoline.
Two Olympian closed models are presented this season the
Coupe and the Sedan. Both are built on the same famous Olympian
The Coupe offers every convenience and luxury with far more
room than is customary in a three-passenger body.
It can be easily converted into an open car when weather and
occasion permit. Windows and uprights can be quickly and easily
dropped out of sight. The doors are unusually wide. Hangings,
cushions, upholstery and appointments are far superior to most of
those found in the other medium priced cars on the market.
The Sdan is also of the convertible type a closed and open car
in one. Ip seats five passengers.
Olympian three-passenger convertible Coupe.. $1,340
Olympian convertible Sedan $1,5CD
Prices f. o. b. Factory.
" Wire Wheels, $3.CM) Net Extra
DILL & TORRING
2209 FAUNAM STREET ' OMAHA. PHONE DOUGLAS 2508.
Dealers If interested in a live proposition, wire, phone or writ
The Willard trade-mark branded into the Bide of the bat
tery tells the whole story. For that mark is the sign of the
Still Better Willard with Threaded Rubber Insulation.
It is the outward and visible sign of the biggest storage
battery improvement in years.
It stands for durable, Threaded Rubber Insulation for a
battery in which the need of re-insulating is definitely post
poned. Next time you're in, ask us for booklet B-3, "A Mark with
a Meaning for You'it tells exactly what the Willard Mark
stands for. '
Nebraska Storage Battery Co.
I 2203 Farnam Street. OmahaNeb.' Tel. .Douglas 5102.
Vv.AutoortejWiflard Jkrjrke Station-" ,.i;
Its uncommon beauty appeals to feminine good ,,,
taste. . , '
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The Convertible Coupe "is well designed, well
finished, well upholstered, roomy and suited
for use the year 'round. .
It will pay you to visit u and examine thi car
The gasoline consumption is unusually lov
The tire mileage is unusually high
Coupe or Sedan, $1350; Winter Touring Car or Roadster, $1050
Touring Car, Roadster or Commercial Car, $885
(All prices f. o. b. Detroit)
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MURPHY-O'BRIEN AUTO COMPANY
1814-18 Farnam St. Omaha, Neb.
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