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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1918)
LODGE ROOM HEWS
; . OF GREATER OMAHA
.Woodmen of the World Busy
With Installation of Officer!
and Starting Work for -.-This
'. 'v rrt -'V.
Officers of Alpha camp No. 1, were
- installed last Friday night by the cen
tral committee. '
Omaha-Seymour camp No. 16 will
Install officersnext Tuesday night
Th 'ceremony will be conducted by
the central committee. ' Sovereign
Heath will be the, installing officer.
SmnVee and eats will be added to the
occasion. The dance given last Tues
day night by this camp was a big
Druid .camp No. 24 will have its
officers installed by the central com
mittee Monday night.
Columbus camp No. 69 will have in
stallment ceremony conferred on -the
new officers Sunday morning at 10
o'clock, at the hall. Thirteenth and
German-American camp No. 104
, added a new member to the roster
last week, with many more candidates
in aight" v
Zizkub Dub camp No. yS will en
tertain the central committee next
Sunday morning at the hall, Twenty
first and TJ streets, where 'officers will
. Shiller camp No. 304 entertained the
central committee last Thursday eve
ning at a banquet after the officers
had been installed.
In Fraser camp No. 499, C J Hoff
land, clerk, is putting forth every ef
& fort . to double the membership of
, that camp within the next three
Thomas camp No. 523 will enter
tain the . central committee at the
hall in the Benson Auditorium Wed
nesday night, when the officers will be
.- installed, , '
V Fraternal Order of Eaglet.
r Omaha aerie No. 38,Fraternal Or
der of Eagles, installed the following
5 officers Thursday evem'nga C. W.
; Britt, president; K, J. Moyna, vice
1 president; G. Rasgorshek, chaplain;
' C A. Grimes,Vecretary; J. L. Wilson,
treasurer; W, E. Lovely, conductor;
J. P. Gibney, trustee; H. Hirschman
i and W. A. Hostetter, physicians;
i George Dingledine, inside guard.
The degree team initiated a class
t and put on the amplified form, and is
j getting ready for a lively campaign.
i The aerie now meets regularly at
Its new home, 1517 Capitol avenue.
Knights of Pythias.
Nebraska lodge No. 1, Knights of
Pythias, will install officers for the
coming term, at its meeting Monday
t night A question of interest to all
' members of the order will also come
. up for discussion.
State lodge No. 10, Independent!
Order of Odd Fellows, will install its
newly elected officers Monday night
A SDecial nrosxam will be put on.
An unusually large attendance is
Brotherhood of American Yeomen,
No. 1404, Wednesday night added to
their membership by. initiation' and
consolidation 63 members. This
X . .A. , . i I 1 J
makes no. inw me largest nomeneaa
in Nebraska. Four new members were
added to the merit rank degree. There
were a number of talks by members.
The program began with talk on
I consolidation by Attorney Karlin L.
; Mossman, first lieutenant, Seventh Ne.
" braska. He was followed by Dr. John
H. Thompsen, who spoke on economic
. lines in regard to the consolidation,
telling the membership of what can be
accomplished by united effort. Roy
Summerville, state manager, was also
present. Luncheon was prepared by
Lady Rowena Alberta James.
j; Next Wednesday evening a ance
'- will be 'given to. the members and
their friends. ' I
' 'Order of St George.
Qtfeen Mary lodge, No., 219, Order
I-' of St. George, will hold its 'regular
. business meeting Wednesday in the
, Lyric building.
( Trjbe of Ben Hue.
Mecca court, No. 13, will install of
... fkers Thursday night The women of
V- the court will meet with Mrs. R. N.
Burgess, 201 Karbach block, Tuesday
night and Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. C B. Foltz, 3405 Webster street
to do war relief work.
,,. , Lee Forby Installation,
j ' Lee Forby camp No. 1, United
; Spanish War Veterans, and, Henry
: . W. Lawton auxiliary No. 1, held their
i tninr inctatTatinn taei Wednexrtav
i night. State Commander Fred Fero
and Past President Alvina Blackeh
r were tSe installing officers. Mrs. John
Evans gave several recitations, Lee
, Forby camp displayed a large service
j'fiag which contained 22 stars. Re
r freshments were served by ladies of
' Joint Installation. ' ?
U. S. Grant post and Woman's Re
' lief corps will have a joint installation
: of officers at Memorial hall Monday
; night ". .. , - ' , .
Letter Carriers' Auxiliary. a
Letter Carriers' wives of Auxiliary
' : No. 78 installed the following officers
for the ensuing year Saturday night:
: Mrs. Olive McCormick, president;
Mrs. MinaHeed, vice president; Mrs.
Eva Tillotson,. financial secretary;
: Mrs. Mary Young, corresponding sec
" retarv: Mrs. J. Clark, treasurer: Mrs.
Ada Willey, mistress at arms; Mrs.
brnma Rose, chaplain.
Clan Gordon No. 63, Order of Scot
. tislrClans, will meet January 15, when
officers for 1918 will be installed. The
Burns celebration will he held on Jan
uary 25 in the Swedish auditorium,
, sixteenth and Chicago; streets.,
Ail Saints' Auxiliary of
Red Cross Opens Workshop
AH Saints' Red Cross auxiliary has
established a public work shop in the
parish Jiouse, i wenty-sixtn street and
Dewey avenue, where surgical dress
ings work will be carried on each
Monday between the hours of 9 and 5
' o'clock. Miss Gertrude Young in-
vites women of the neighborhood, as
, well as members of the church, to
, help with the work. Coffee will -be
; served luncheon time.
;I The workshop was . opened two
', weeks before Christinas to help in
the special drive fos oakum pads, 720
of which were made here. Gauze
' work is now to be continued by the
ASKED TO AID
.THE RED CROSS
Women in Omaha churches are
asked to respond more generally to
the call of the Red Cross for workers.
Mrs. P. A. Wells suggests the differ
ent societies in each church arrange
Sunday to send women canvassers
over Omaha to obtain promises from
members to make supplies for the
Each minister is asked to take this
matter up and see to it that the dif
ferent societies start this work next
"There are plenty of women who
would willingly serve one day a week
or even more," says Mrs. Wells, "if
they were informed that each one
personally is needed to assist in this
good work in preparing supplies for
our men abroad. It must be impressed
on the public that proficient seam
stresses are not necessary. Women
who are willing to baste hems on
sheets are needed just as badly. These
can easily learn to do more difficult
work under capable instructors who
are always present to superintend
this work. ' ' .
"I ask the ministers of, Omaha to
announce and arrange this program
Sunday in every church in Omaha.
Winners of Six-Day Eace
Worthy to v Be Ranked With
Best in the History of
Event at Gotham. ,
Alfred Goullet and Jake Magin, the
two riders who won the six-day race
at Madison Square Garden with a
score of 1,103 points, undoubtedly
rank with the greatest riders In the
history of the race.
Although both worked harder than
. t . I. !i I
any ot tnose mat nnisnea, neuncr
showed' any signs of exhaustion
when the long ordeal was over. At
no time during the race did either
weaken for a moment and they out
classed their rivals at all points.
Goullet, star of the team, earned
the displeasure of the gallery because
it was reported that he had refused
to team up with Frank Kramer on the
ground that the veteran was too old.
That Goullet showed excellent judg
ment was proven when Kramer was
Sorced out before the week was half
iver, while Magin rode a race that
was far above what was expected of
him. . . "
In fact Magin's great showing was
the surprise of the race. He had com
peted in five other six-day events, but
had not shown anything startling. He
hails from .Philadelphia, where he
rode well as an amateur. He turned
professional in 1910, but never was
regarded very highly. Goullet is an
Australian and has been a star rider
ever since 1908. - He holds several
worlds records and frequently has
defeated Kramer and other cracks in
sprint races. As a six-day rider he
is a class by himself.
Hoover Commends Omaha
Firm for Window Display
The Burgess-Nash company is in
receipt of a complimentary letter from
Food Administrator Hoover, com
mending a food conservation window
display in its store a few weeks ago.
The display was designed and exe
cuted by E. J. Berg, display manager
for Burgess-Nash. An excerpt from
Mr. Hoover's letter reads:
. "The Dry Goods " Economist has
sent to the food administrator a
photograph of the excellent display
which your firm exhibited and entered
in the food conservation window dis
play contest .recently conducted
through the Economist
"We are glad to Jave this photo
graph to tdd to our permanent collec
tion and thank you very sincerely for
the patriotic spirit which prompted
"The great problem which the food
administration has to solve is the edu
cation of the people; and the retail
merchants through their display win
dows and various other forms of adt
vertising, have a wonderful oppor
tunity to carry the food message to
the consumer. It is indeed gratifying
to find them so uniformly eager to
enlist their unusual facilities in our
Some Nebraska Girl Knits , '
For Girl; Does Not Know It
There's a proud gang of sailor lad
dies, including' Yeomanette Sady An
derson, at the navy recruiting station.
Each blue-clad man-o'-warsman wears
a pretty navy blue sweater that was
knitted by some Nebraska girt The
sweaters were gjven to the men by
the local Red Cross chapter.
On each sweater was pinned a little
slip of paper on which was written
the name and address of the knitter.
On the reverse side there is a little
note asking the recipient to write to
the giver. The sailor laddies guard
these little notes with jealous care
and each affirms that he will follow
instructions to the letter ai! but
Yeomanette Anderson She says that
she will append a neat little note of
"I'd like to be around in the imme
diate vicinity when that knitter re
ceives the note," mused one of the
future admirals. "I'lUbet the atmo
sphere will take, on an indigo hue for
a few minutes. ,
Powell Goes to New York
To See National Display
Clarke G Powell, manager of the
Omaha Automobile snow, leaves
Monday for New York, where he will
visit toe great national exposition to
gather ideas for the local exhibition
to be held the last of February.
Mr. Powell calls attention to the
annual statistics of Omaha to combat
the arguments of those who main
tain the auto show should not be held
this year. , '
In 1917 Omaha's automobile busi
ness totaled $39,814,157, and the ac
cessory business $7,713,873, a tatal
of $47,428,030. In 1916 this business
was less than $30,000,000.
The .automobile industry enjoyed
a larger volume of business than any
two other jobbing lines in the city.
This spells success for the show,
Powell declares, because the show al
ways reflects the condition of trade
during the previous year.
LONG TERM FOR
Des Moines Man Who Circu
lates literature Against Meas
ure in Iowa Given Twenty
Tears in Federal Prison.
(From Staff Correspondent.)
Des Moines, Jan. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) D. T. Blodgett of Des
Moines, who violated the espionage
act by sending anti-draft literature to
Iowa registrants, was sentenced to 20
years in the federal penitentiary at
Leavenworth by United states dis
trict Judge Wade late today. Judge
Wade severly scored the convicted
man when he said "any man who, in
times like these, circulates this vicious
pollution, ought to be taken out, stood
up against a wall and shot He is
guilty of an offense against decency
as well as against tht'law in attempt
ing to poison the minds of youths and
parents." Blodgett will probably ap
peal, ti bond had been fixed at
Shelby County Leads.
State Director A. E. Kepford of the
Iowa division of the Red Cross be
lieves that the Christmas membership
campaign in Iowa, will approximate
1,000,000 members, although he states
it will be some time before a complete
report from all counties is received.
From the returns now in, Shelby
county is leading in the per cent of its
population which joined the Red
Cross, a percentage of 84. Kossuth
is second with 80 per cent and Dickin
son is third with 78 per cent. The
county which wins is to be presented
with a silk flag, the gift of Mrs. W.
L. Harding, wife of the governor.
Mobilize Bricklayers Here.
Iowa's " quota of bricklayers for
Pershing's army overseas will be
mobilized in Des Moines and sent
from here to Kelly Field, San An
tonia, for training. The state must
furnish 50 men and these are now be
ing selected through the draft boards.
Some 25 or 30 boards will furnish the
men. The nation is asking for 1,000
....' Organize War Stamp Work.
' Mts.J. W. Watzek, president of the
Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs,
has been made a member of the ad
visory board of the state war savings
stamp campaign, Members of her
committee follow. Mrs. H. W.
Spauldin?, Grinnell; Mrs. W. H. Dav
idson, Burlington; Mrs. Stephen A.
Swisher, Iowa City; Mrs. Frank
Ridgeway, Hampton; Mrs. O. W.
JHeiserman, West Union; Mrs. timer
E. Taylor, Traer; Mrs. Henry Tay
lor, Bloomfield; Mrs. F. S. Burberry,
Indianola; Mrs. John Fox Lake,
Shenandoah; Mrs. B. B. Griffith, Har
lan; Mrs. S. J. Sayers, Jefferson, and
Mrs. John W. Corey. Spencer. Homer
A. Miller of Des Moines is state diyf
rector of the warsavings stamp cam
paign. Brother Shoots Sister.
Laura Ekscll, 14-year-old school
girl, was shot and killed yesterday by
her brother, Lee. 10 years old. The
boy claims the shooting was acciden
tal and the parents and friends believe
his story, but the authorities have
placed him under arrest for investi
gation. The, family lives near Fort
Des Moines and the father is a miner.
Lee, Says He Will Reform.
Harvey Lee, who ' twice escaped
from the Fort Madison penitentiary
and was recently returned after his
arrest at Sacramento. Cal., has de
clared to the prison keepers that he
is going to reform and has started in
to make his word good. He is work
ing in the chair factory at Fort Mad
ison prison. He says he will work to
secure a parole.
Serve Without Charge. ,
Three county draft boards have
now reported to Major R. W. Snell,
state disbursing officer, that they will
make no charges for their work. The
counties are Cherokee, Washington
and Howard. .Estimates on the cost
of the next draft are now being se
cured by Major snell.
Base Hospital is Large.
The base hospital at Camr Dodtre.
to which is devoted forty acres of
grounds, is to be practically doubled
in extent under plans now beine for
warded from Washington. In addi
ion to treating patients the base hos
pital will be devoted to training a
large number of physicians for army
worK at tne tront. An entire base
hospital ataff is to be'graduated in the
spring. The staff at the base liosoital
includes, physicians of note from all
parts of the country.
Fight Venereal Diseases.
That the control of venereal infec
tions constitutes the most important
sanitary problem now confronting the
public health authorities of the United
States is declared by Surgeon General
Blue of the United States public
health service in a telegram to Dr.
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... wuuuiti. Bnciaijr vi ItlG oldie
board of health. He declares that
venereal infections should be made
reportable and quarantinable and
means of diagnosis and cure should
be provided. At its "meeting yester
day the Iowa board of health passed
a resolution drrectinsr boards of health
to make all necessary rules and regu
lations for the protection of the sol
diers as well as the public at large
from the danger ol contagion and in
fection from such diseases. A law has
been drawn up by Secretary Sumner
oi tne Doard to be presented to the
legislature either at a special or a
regular session to control these dis
eases. Reports on venereal diseases
are now required to be made to local
board of health and by local boards
to the state boards. A law compelling
this has been in operation since 1914
Keports under that law are incom
plete, however, it was stated at the
state board of health offices today,
and the information secured has been
put to little use.
Bridge Patents Passed On.
Royalties on contract price of prac
tically all concrete bridges and cul
verts in the state of Iowa amounting
to millions of dollars have been saved
to the taxpayers through the decision
against Daniel B. Luten by Judge
Martin Wade in federal court Thurs
day. The decision was -founded on
the ground that the patents in ques
tion were based on methods of con
struction used by contractors years
before Luten applied for his patents.
The suit was brought against J. B.
Marsh, et at., but it involved royalties
on thousands of bridges. The plaintiff
asked $2,000,000 to cover the value of
all ' (. 1 !
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i $ a
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Always public-spirited, American women
are more active, now, than ever in the
history of the nation.
The convertible sedan is proving a boon
and a bjessing in speeding war work in
all sorts of weather., .
The gfcllna consumption it toioau iow
The tire mileage it unuiuI& high
Sedan or Coapc, S1350; Wtntar Teartnf Car or Roadster, S10J8
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