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TUB UMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 30, l'J17.
SCOUTS LEARN ART
Charles A. Kohlmeyer, Veteran
Cobbler, Initiates Lads Into
Mysteries of Pegs and
Leather. ' .
New Oldsmobile Sport Model
Being Exhibited on Auto Row
SCOOT HONOR COURT
Medals for Swimming, Handi
craft and Business, Music and
Health Bestowed Upon v
The Boy Scouts' cobbler shop in the
Qasement ot tne K.ftki clui) was
opened Thursday morning with 10
boys starting under the direction or
Charles A. Kohlmeyer. veteran cob-
b.er. The scouts are taking a keen
interest in this work and it is be-!
lieved that before long k will be nec- j
essary to divide the apprentices into
The boys worked on the opening
day from 9:30 o'clock a. m. until 4,
o clock p; m., with an hour for dinner.
It was hard at first getting the knack
of driving the small nails and cuttii.e
the leather, but with natural scout
aptitude they gave promise of making
A charge of 10 cents per lesson is
made and when an apprentice com
pletes his term and is able to repair
a shoe with leasonable ability he then
will be paid 10 cents for each pair he
repairs. The shoes were brought to
tne scnoois ana will be turned over At the regular meeting of the court
to the Associated Chanties w en re- nf h
paired, the chanties paying for the Thursday afternoon, the following ap-
leather used in repairing plus 10 cents plications for first class scout cer-
per pair for the work of repairs. tificates and merit badges were ap-
. Many in First Class. ' proved:
The following boys entered the p;r rioc Cr,ti njfA
first class: Page Christie, Earl Graff. ier, Francis Connolly, Charles Daw
. tl'Kc"c i-wbun, vvu- son an(j Homer Kay.
nam u Connor, samuel lavage, John Gordon Smith of troop No. 9 will
Pottenger, . Frank R'zutto. Herbert recciVe a merit badge for first aid to
iwiiiiicuucigci .iu ivii.iiiiu okiioics.. animals.
sixteen pairs ot snoes were repaired other merit badges were awarded
day's work for novices. Earl GralT Swimming-Soofield DeLong, Rob
cue nis nnger wnue cutting a piece ert . Mallory, William O'Connor,
oi learner, out ne says it is an m tne George Paul Borglum, Richard
game ana oia not stop wone on ac- Holmes and Page Christie.
count or tnis sngnt aisaDiiity. Handicraft and Business-J. W
ine neaun aepartment lumigatea Velch.
an ot tne shoes as a precautionary Music' and Craftsmanship in Metal
.i.oauit. ,iw iin is wncn scnoois t,arle A. Stirling,
are ooer. again to conduct the classes Cycling Robert Mallory,
onti aiuuui uuurs aim on Saturdays
Work of Much Value.
Scout Executive English stated that
this work has a threefold value for
the boys, namely: Conservation, teach
ing a useful and economic accomplish
ment and helping the poor through
the Associated Charities. Mr. English
would not like to venture a guess as
to the number of pairs of shoes piled
up on the floor for repairs. The boys
win nave uiciliv Ul WUI K 10 uo ior E I C i . ji . . t
Ion time anH wiu Hnr thu ..Ll So great is the congestion of auto-
they will be learning something which mobile freight at Toledo and Detroit
may be of value to them in their own that some of the big manufacturers
homes. ' have evolved the novel plan of send-
i am going to repair dads shoes ng cars that have been bought for
and; then will try ma's shoes," re- export to the war zorre by their own
marxeo one ot the scout cobblers.
Merfs Christian association building
vaccinated on account of exposure to
smallpox. The victim had been serv
ing as telephone operator in the as
BUY YOUR CAR NOW,
SAYS MOTOR EXPERT
Advance in Price and Short
Supply Will Make Possession
Extremely Valuable in
"Buy your car now," is the mess
age from St. Clair Couzens, sales
manager of the Olympian Motors
company, of Pontiac, Mich.
"The summer of 1918 is going to
see an unprecedented demand for
passenger cars with an acute short
age of supply. A few months from
now a second-hand car will bring
nearly as much as its original price
and in many cases more, because of
the shortage of new cars." '
Mr. Couzens has been investigating
the automobile market for the last
Personal and Public Health Car
Dimond and D. L. Dimond.
What the Omaha Scouts
power to the seaboard for tranship
ment by steamer. One authority )on
the auto trade informs us that 10,
000 cars are now oi. the road speeding
tc various ports. On their arrival there
they are taken apart and stowed away
in compact form and forwarded with-
Scoutmasters nrptenteA n,. i? r out delay. It takes from two weeks
Henry with a bouquet of flowers. The t0 a mont ,t0 sn'P cars t0 tne sea
doctor is convalpsrinc fmm an x'x.m. board by. rail and in many cases the
tion. He is president of the Omaha car9 are sidetracked at various points
council of the Boy Scouts. - and ne,d UP indefinitely, while in a
. week or less cars can make the trip
Dr. Willard E. Powell and N. T. frpm Toledo or Detroit and in less
vvcsiuu sat wun tne court ot nonor I time irom otner points nearer tne
iastvinursday atternoon for the first seaboard.
timeas members I This word picture . of freight con
t ' x- , ' gestion throws an interesting light
lroop fco. 38 will give an enter- on the possibilities of relieving the
tainmentir, i St. Johns school, Twenty- railroads through the utilizatior. of
mwi iu wmornia streets, January huge nuto trucks to carry freight in
ine D?ys, win put on a show of stead of sending it by railespecially
cwuv vuin lvl uic ucnent oi tneir irom points at no great distance from
Barney Twiford, assistant scout
master of troop' No. 3, has gone to
Letter From Rev. Titus Lowe
seaboard shipping points. If such
usage should develop that the auto
trucks were an economic success m
this direction, v. hen peace is restored
big caravans or trucks could be util
ized for long freight shipments. It is
thought probable, however, that ex
To Be Read in Church Sunday afurSJi!!'!: XfiSS
Rev. Titus Lowe has written a sec- a success and be made premanent as
ond letter to the members and friends a line of freight competition not here
of the First Methodist Episcopal tofore considered possible. New
church, giving more of his experi- York Financial World,
ences with the American forces in k . . ,
trance. This letter will be read at AV, f, X 1 1 DC accmatea
both services Sunday,
Health Commissioner Connell has
At the morning services 'a servire ordered occupants of the Young
nag will be presented to the church
by, one of the patrotic members as a
Christmas gift. On this flag will be
a star , for each c..e of the honor roll,
which now numbers 50 members, and
which is prominently displayed in
front of the pipe organ in the main
auditorium. District Superintendent
U. G. Brown will preach at both the
morning and night services. ,
Some Have Charged Too
Much for Sugar Here
Some-wholesalers and also some re
tailers in Nebrask; have been charz-
mg too much for their sugar, taking
advantage ot the scarcity of that
staple article recently. This infor
mation is sent from the federal. food
administration at Washington. Mr.
Wattles has been investigating com
plaints of this kind for some timerand
will continue his investigation. The
federal office says licensed wholesal
ers and retailers are among those
guilty. It is suggested that future
violations of the rule in this respect
will be cause for revoking the, license
ot the ottendcr. s
School Principals Close
Th3ir Two Days' Session
Some of the distinctive professional
requirements for high school princi
pal? yere discus ed at the meetnig of
tne .estern Association t f leachers
of Education at the Hotel Rome.
The importance of givhg prospec
tive teachers actual practice in teach
ing as a part of their training was
also discussed. t
Superintendent J. H. Beveridg of
the Omaha sch.ols spoke on "The
Superintendent's Criteria of a Teach
The two-day sessior. 'closed with a
business - eeting in the atterr.oon.
three months through Olympian dis
tributors and dealers throughout the
country. He also has observed care
fully the production, especially as it
will be affected within the next few
months. Already, he reports, the pro
duction has been curtailed to meet the
needs of war and it is certain to be
curtailed much further. With com
prehensive data on the needs of the
nation and the prospects of supply,
Mr. Couzens is" able to give a fairly
accurate forecast of conditions as
they will obtain next summer.
Will Increase in Value.
The man who owns a used car
eight months from now will be as
lucky as the fortunates who held
shares of steel corporation stock be
fore the war," says Mr. Couzens. "A
good car bought now will prove a
profitable investment. The used car
business within the next year will
even surpass in volume the new car
sales because there will be more used
cars to sell.
"One of the causes for the in
creased demand for passenger cars
is the changing economic conditions.
The buying power of the workman
is steadily increasing because of high
wages and plenty of work, for
months this condition has been mani
fested by the increased sale of the
medium and lower-priced cars. It is
this class that will quickly turn to
used enrs if new cars are unobtain
able. Means Big Saving.
"Another cause is the quickened in
dustrial life of the country, which
1 must have means of rapid transporta
tion 3 to facilitate the transaction of
I u. f . .r ... .
'uaim.-s. vile AtlllJI: OI tills IS
found in the Emergency Fleet cor
poration, which already owns hun
dreds of automobiles at various
agencies throughout the country for
the use of its officers, engineers and
"Even to the purchaser of a new
car a car bought now means a siving
of upward of 20 per cent. The very
same causes which are increasing the
demand for cars are boosting ' thi
cost production. Materials are soari
ing and labor cost will soon increase
to new levels. This means but oni
thing, that.th manufactuiers will
soon be compelled to raise the pricei
Prices cannot drop even for months
after the close of the war, and thai
is not yet in sight. . t
"The purchase of a car now by rh
man 'who eventually expects to own
one is merely a matter of common
Iowa Banker, Dead
Los Angeles, Cal.', Dec. 29. Albert
L. Bartholomew, 76 years old, for 40
years president of the National Bank
at Preston, Ia a thirty:third degree
Mason and said to have been a life,
long friend of John D. Rockefeller,
died here today.
Relatives plan to take the body
bark to Iowa Sunday. , ' 1
Why They Chose the Knight
Type Motor for the "Tanks"
"Belter" and "Si Better"
' Here are the, two Willards the good old time-tested
Willard that has proven its worth on over a million cars,,
and is as good today as everand the 'Still Better Wil
lard," with Threaded Rubber Insulation. -
" The "Still Better Willard" costs a little more, but.it
pays you back with interest. In the vital matter of insula
tion, it's head and shoulders above anything else on the
If you need a new battery you can hardly afford not
to get the latest, finest and most dependable battery qual
ity to be had. '
Drop in and let us tell you more about it.
Nebracka Storage Battery Co.
2203 Farnam Street. Omaha, Neb. Tel. Douglas 5102.
I Authorized Willard Service Station.
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IF IT meant annihilation for your
motor to stop,, you'd think seri
ously about what was under the
hood of your car, wouldn't you? '
When the British engineers design
ed the famous "tanks," they KNEW
it meant annihilation for their war
machines if the motors that drove
Unprejudiced, seeking only the
MOST DEPENDABLE motor to
meet the supreme task of the war,
they weighed the different types.
There was but one answerthe
Knight-type motor had proved re
peatedly in tests never approached
by any other that it possessed un-
equaled stamina and dependability.'
So, for the work where the motor
MUST not fail, for the( work that
needed brute strength, bulldog ten-v
acjty, they chose the Knight,
Years ago the. tests of peace that the
tests of war have how confirmed,
convinced the F. B. Stearns Com-
pany that the Knight type was the
ultimate type. ; ,
Steadily, surely, their judgment
"has been proven correct. Anever
widening group of owners bears ;
witness ; to the supremacy of the
The reasons for this supremacy will
be evident to anyone who studies
the Stearns-Knight motor.,
It is worth your while to investi
gate it. , -
Z42J FARNAM, 5Z - OMAHA
is being shown
To Make Start on New
Proposed Muny Chorus
A proposed municipal "orus under
leadership of rrof. Lee Kratz will be
started Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o clock at the june Men s Christian
association auditorium. This will be
conducted under the auspices of the
Board of rub.ic Recreation, in whose
employment Prof. K atz If serving.
Men and vrmen are invited to join
the choir, and it is expl. 'ne ' that
technical knowledge of music is not a
prerequisite to membership.
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Vou can secure a rraM. stcr.opra-
Closed Car Salon
Held All This Week In Our Salesrooms.
'lurphy "'Briaim 'Aunt Co.
1814-18 Farnam St.
Phone Tyler 123.
Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company, Detroit, Michigan
Only One Day to Buy a
Reo Six Cylinder
Seven-Passenger Touring Car at the Present Price
The quality of Reo products is never questioned and we don't want it to
be. Therefore, to keep the same standard of value we must advance the price
of the Reo "Six" effective January 1st, 1918. " ' ' ,
The Nw Reo the Fifth 5pastenger Touring
Car $985 f. e. b. Factory. '
Reo 3-Pattenger Roaditer
$985 t . o. b.
1,500-Pound Reo Speed Wagon Complete with Body and Top, $1,125.
Two-ton Reo Heavy Duty Truck-Chassis, only $1,800.
2043-45 F.rn.m St.. OMAHA, NEB.
Distributor Extern and Northern Nebraska and
A. H. JONES,
" 1 HASTINGS, NEB.
Distributor Southern and Western Nabraska and
Six-Cylinder Reo J
Present Price, $1385
ihcr or bookkeeper by Hiiii? a Lee
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