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SCOOTS' DRIVE FOR
BOOKS BIG SUCCESS
Thousands of Volumes Are Col
lected for Soldiers at Fort
Omaha and Fort
Omaha Boy Scouts made a success
of their book and music collection
for the soldiers at Fort Crook and
Fort Omaha. The boys brought loads
of books and songs to headquarters
Friday and Saturday. Scout Executive
English arranged the gifts in conveni
ent manner foir fumigating. Miss
Edith Tobitt directed the boys in the
work by giving them suggestions as
to the kind of books that would be
most acceptable to the soldiers.
The libraries of the two local posts
will have a valuable assortment of
high grade reading matter, and the
soldiers who like vocal and instrumen
tal music have a large repertoire of
selections from which to select.
"Here is an armful of love songs,"
exclaimed Earl Graff of Troop No. 38,
when he arrived at the top of the
stairway at scout headquarters, pant
ing for breath and his arms laden
with sheet music. He carried 277
pieces of music, which he explained
had been left at his home by former
occupants. A few of the songs were:
"I Love the Ladies," "I Want to Go
Back to Michigan," "When the
Grownup Ladies Act Like Babies,"
"You Made Me Love You," "Just
One Girl," "Bedelia," "Beatrice Fair
fax, Tell Me What to Do," "Amer
ica, I Love You," "I Sent My Wife
to the Thousand Isles," "The Girl
From Utah," "The Preacher's Ball."
"Back Home in Tennessee," "The
Gaby Glide; "The High Cost of Lov
ing," "Take a Little Tip from Fath
er." "I've Got the Finest Man," "Stop
That Bearcat, Sadie," "Don't Wake
Me, I'm Dreaming," "You're a Dan
Diet Donates Games.
Gould Dietz gave Scout Harold
Erickson a game of Tiddledy Winks
and several books. Mrs. John B.
Rahm of 1106 South Thirty-first.street
gave 27 books, including a set of 10
volumes of the late Marshall P.
Wifder's "The Wit and Humor of
America." R. A. Leussler helped his
son carry some books to scout head
quarters. -" ;
Scoutmaster R. A. Stewart of Troop
Ko'. 28' declared his troop intended to
maintain its record of being firsttn
patriotic activities. This troop earned
off. first honors in the food conserva
tion pledge campaign, and the boys
are out for first place in this book
contribution for the benefit of the
soldiers. , ,.
It is evident that there is nothing
just now nearer to the hearts of Oma
ha Boy Scouts than doing some work
which will help the soldiers.
l.T,he 15 scouts who bring in -the most
books are to be given awards.
Scout Executive English set 5,000
book's, as the goal, but he will not be
disappointed if that number is not
reached, because he realizes that he
set the mark rather high. There will
be plenty of books, however, for the
soldiers of the two forts.
Scoutmaster Hill Has
!! Thrift Plan for Scouts
" V-'By GLEN B. WILLIAMS,
r'. (Reporter of Troop So. 814
Scoutmaster Hill believes in thrift.
He gave every boy of his troop a cer
jificate containing one thrift "Stamp
-as 'a starter. .
' A number of scouts of the troop
jhaVe been working off their demerits
b$ rolling Red Cross bandages at
Scoutmaster Hill's apartments at the
Elackstone. Others not having de
tmerits have been working for merits
by' rolling bandages. Bolton Brow
,ng, scout scribe, rolled 87 bandages
in one morning.
Salvage Committee of
Red Cross Begins Work
ff.i Mmmiftu nf Omaha Red
Cross begins its worn Monaay in iiu
Harney street, Mrs. Philip Potter, the
chairman, announces. This is part of
the conservation, policy urged by the
Everyone is invited to bring any
thing saleable to these quarters, to be
resold by the committee, which in
cludes Mrs. Frank Adams, Mrs. R. A.
Finley, Mrs. F. F. Porter and Mrs.
Li D. Shipman. The money will re
vert to the Red Cross. '
Typewriter and office supplies
which can be rebuilt or renewed will
b the first salvage undertaken.
Sleeps in Boxcars to
i Avoid Process Servers
Tlejirv Adams, sought by process
servers" in his wife's divorce suit, is
said to be sleeping in box cars and
lying low so that the notice of the
suit cannot be served on him. At
torney for Clara Elnora Adams asks
permission of the court to serve the
notice by publication. .
The affidavit for publication de
clares that since the divorce action
started Mr. Adams cannot be located.
The last heard of him he was sleep
ing in a freight car, the affidavit al
leges, and no one knows whither it
vas bound. -
Collections Double in
; ; Weight Inspector's Office
-Amos P. Scruggs, inspector of
weights and measures, in his report
for 1917 shows that his office col
lected $2,082.65, as against collections
r ntt. on A 1Q1A VnWc court
fines collected through cases brought
. v. . . - vACvi Cfl lUln
byjiifs department were iu.jw, -',
Last year his staff inspected 2,489
scales, approved 2,299 and condemned
190 Seven scales were destroyed;
67. measures ana nu wcusma -.
,' j. i ..r...lo fifiS- rnn
oemneu; staita icBu...u, -
victions in police court, 45; auto
pumps inspected, i.
Judae Day Refuses to
. " Hold Up Grocers' Ordinance
Tiirfae Dav. sitting in equity cour
denied a temporary injunction against
the city of Omaha to enjoin the en-
nf the crocers and butcn-
" era Sunday closing ordinance. Ap-
-.v ! . . : ..... .is4a inf a Mfflnnrarr
t injunction against the city by one
Mary Connors "and other grocers
similarly situated.",. '. . -
Judge Day said that when the case
r f f I .' 1
comos up lor nnai Hearing e iiKfj
wdify-the ordinance so that the sale
of milk e-permitted on Sunday,
Scout Shoe Repairer
III; Class Postponed
C A. Kohlmeyer, instructor in the
Boy Scouts cobbler shop, if ill, which
necessitates postponement of the shoe
repairing work for a while.
REAL ESTATE BOARD
Secretary - Wallace Outlines
Flans for Bringing; New Mem
bers Into the Local Or
ganization. An early campaign for new mem
bers for the Omaha Real Estate
board is advocated by Secretary G.
G. Wallace, in his aiftual report. He
advocates also that the board make
a drive for at least 100 associate mem
Secretary Wallace first reviewed
the year's work of the organization,
and then followed with some sugges
tions for the coming year. His recom
mendations ran in part as follows:
"This year's experience has con
vinced your secretary of additional
ways in which we can add to our
usefulness and increase our profits in
either our organized or individual ca
pacities. By your indulgence I will
now speak of some of these matters
that need or deserv attention this
Change In By-Laws.
First. Immediate attention should
be given to changes in the by-laws to
cover the disposition of stock when
a membership lapses for non-payment
of dues, is discontinued because of
changed conditions or is to be trans
ferred. We are now in an embarrass
ing condition, because some of these
Second. A session or perhaps more
should be given at as early a date
as possible to the war tax situation.
The brief attention given to this
puzzling problem recently indicated we
were in the dark about many points.
It is in the experience of most of us,
no doubt, that our clients are even
more in the dark. We should get all
our questions together, bring them to
these meetings and, if possible, se
cure an expert's sqlution, then we
should give our findings to the public.
Looking After Activities.
Third. Several activities of the
board, which will, head up with the
coming of spring, should have 'im
mediate attention. The "Own Your
Home" campaign is the chief of these
and in the care of a most efficient
committee already well started on its
work. Then there is the thought, the
center of the letter sent out to you
this week, co-operation in grape cul
ture. If this is deemed practical, why
not co-operate in other kinds of
fruit raising, alfalfa, potatoes and cer
tain forms of gardening? Your secre
tary believes there is a great oppor
tunity for us in this direction, but at
tention should be given it immedi
Then, to accomplish what we might
and ought, we need money; to get
money we must increase our income
First By increasing our member
ship to the 100 limit. This would
add $700 to our investment account,
and over $500 a year to our mainte
nance 'accounts : ':
Second. By making a drive for at
least 100 associated members, adding
$10 a year each to our maintenance
As To Appraisement.
Third,. The work of the appraise
ment committee may be pushed inde
finitely, depending1 a good deal upon
the amount of time the secretary and
chairman of the appraisement com
mittee can afford to give it. The board
gets from 20 to 40 per cent of the
fees from appraisements, amounting
last year, if all the fees were paid in,
to $536 gross, or over $210 to the
board. These should be doubled and
may be tripled in 1918.
Fourth. Your attention has been
called recently to the opportunity for
making good profits in judicial sales,
besides doing the public a great serv
ice. On looking into the matter care
fully and after a conference with
county officials, your secretary is con
vinced that by a regular weekly ex
penditure of time, say half a day, and
bringing before this board the re
sults of his labors, that one or more
deals a week could be worked out.
The board should establish a system
including a commission of say 25 per
cent of what the regular commission
would be. or a percentage ot the
profits, by which such sales could be
handled. I do not see why in a year
we might not increase our income
from $1,000 to $2,500 from this source.
Men Fined for Stealing
Meat From Packing Houses
The dinner nail brigade must be
stopped, according to special police
at the packing houses, i hey say em
ployes fill their dinner pails with meat
and smuggle it out witn tnem wnen
they leave the plants.
William Saniuk. Thirty-fourth and
J streets, was sentenced to 15 days in
jail by Police Judge Madden in South
Side police court Saturday morning.
He was arrested as he was leaving the
oackine house with his dinner pail full
of meat and a ham "cached" under his
coat. Special Officer McGuire testi
fied it waj Saniuk s third onense.
Jesse Robinson, negro, 2123 Nich
olas street, was fined $5 and costs on
a charge of stealing meat from a
packing house. When he was arrested
and put into the patrol wagon, he
dropped" to his knees and prayed, uti,
Lord, have mercy on me." Judge
Macden, on learning he has a wife
and five children, released him.
Ed Dulin, 5108 South Thirty-ninth
street, was fined $1 and costs on the
Books Are Brought in to
Send to Boys at Forts
From 50 to 100 books a day have
been pouring in at the library during
the week, lhe books donated were
all in good condition and will be sent
to the soldiers. The donations were
made in connection with the mov
ment of the Boy Scouts to collect
5,000 books for the army boys.
Miss Tobitt, librarian, has appealed
to the library visitors with a number
of drawings picturing the boys in the
lonesome camps. Any number of
these drawings, may be seen' in the
lobby of the library- building. A huge
basket is placed beneath the drawings
where the -.Omaha people may drop
A number of posters designed to
appeal for the baby bond drive are
also in the lobby at this time ? .N
Newly Elected Head of Real
Estate Exchange Selects Men
to Help Boost Business
Harry M. Christie, newly elected
president of the Omaha Real Estate
board, in his inaugural address last
Wednesday, urged the furtherance of
ethics in the profession, approved the
"Buy a Home" campaign, reviewed
the building activity of the year, urged
the board to work in harmony with
the Commercial club for new indus
tries for the city, urged the im
portance of city planning, dwelt upon
the importance of permanent high
ways, reviewed the interurban de
velopment of the state, called at
tention to the growth of river
transportation at Omaha, and urged
that the real estate men continue to
stand behind the boys who are in the
Appoints the Committees.
President Christie has appointed
the following working committees for
Membership D. Glover, L. P.
Campbell, Joseph 1 Kopietz,' Alfred
Kennedy, Brower McCagur, Ed Bed
ford and F. W. Shotwell.
Public Service J. H. Dumont, Paul
W. Kuhns, F. D. Wead, Ed Heyden
and Henry Wyman. v
City Planning L. C sholes. C. W.
Martin, J. J. Mulvihill, Ernest Sweet,
Harry Wolfe and George Morton.
Fruit Growers Byron Hastings,
Joe O'Keefe, D. C. Patterson, Fred
Lreigh, John S. Kobbms, N. r. Dodge,
T. J.- O'Neil, J. H. Dumont, J. F.
Flack and Jesse Hiatt
International Realty Associates
C. F, Harrison, B. R. Hastings, I.
Shuler, G. G. Wallace and H. W. Pot
ter. Appraisement Gharles GrunmeL F.
W. Shotwell, P. J. Tebbins, W. G.
Spain, Ed Slater and W, K. McFar-
New Industries H. A. Tukey. J. J.
Mulvihill, Nathan Somberg, Clinton B.
Stuht, E. H. Lukehart, hi Williams
and W. T. Graham.
Interurban Erastus Benson, Ed
Geome. Arthur H. Walsh, William R.
Adair, C. D. Birkett and C G. Beavers.
Arbitration Frank Meyers, Don
Adams, Howard C Loomis, Ed Gar
win. W. H. Gates and L. D.Spalding.
Banquet Clare R. Nelson, Hugh E.
Wallace, M. S. McFayden, Ed Wil
liams, C B. stuht, Marie lartm and
Legislation John Robbins, John F.
Flack, G. S. Redick, Clay Thomas, J.
H. Shooen. J. B. McKitrick, Edwin S.
Jewell and-Charles Saunders.
Own Your Home c. u. carmerg,
Byron Hastings, J. W. Rasp, John
Brandt, Daniel Carey, M. S. McFay
den and Ed Williams. .
Chance Still Offered to
Get in Aviation Corps
According to Lieutenant Charles J.
Glidden. oresident of the aviation ex
amining board at Fort Omaha, there
are only four classes in that branch
of the service in which an enlisted
man may Qualify for a commission
as lieutenant He says" no-one. knows
just how long the opportunity will be
favorable for applicants to enlist in
the aviation corps, but the spring and
summer will offer excellent chances
for training. He advises that applica
tions be made at an early date. Full
particulars of the qualification neces
sary will be torwaraed on request.
Final examinations and enlistments
are made at Fort Omaha.
Create Military Zone
Around Shipbuilding Yards
Washineton. Tan. 5. A bill to
rreat a military znne around shin-
building yards, to authorize the presi
dent to take over control oi street
railways and ferries to aid in trans
nnrtatinn of workmen and to take
steps to improve housing conditions,
was introduced today by senator
Fletcher, chairman ot the senate com
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State Bar Association . .
Gives $250 to the Red Cross
Nebraska State. Bar association has
authorized the treasurer of the organi
zation to turn, over $250 of its funds
to the Red Cross.
Resolutions have been adopted by
the association, condemning the prac
tice of attorneys who have been col
lecting fees for preparing exemption
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