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OU HrD GETTER
EXERC5P A. i itti p
YflLL DO 0U
CREIGHTON TO MEET
First Regular Basket Ball Game
of the Schedule to Be
Staged on Friday
Th Creighton cage quintet will
meet Coach Kline's Nebraska Wesle
yan crew next Friday night, instead
of on Wednesday. This will be the
first game on th.e Blue and White
schedule and although the Omaha
team is the favorite, the Ministers
have a way of causing their oppon
ents to fight desperately for every
point gained and they might even
spring an unexpected surprise on the
Catholic five. The game will beon
the Creighton gym floor.
Coach Mills of the Blue and White
squad, is working on the 1V18 basket
hall schedule, which he has not yet
completed. Games with the star quin
tets from Camp Funston and Camn
Dodge are certain, and the probabili
ties are that these two teams will
meet in the latter part of this inontn.
Camp Funston plays Nebraska at
Lincoln on January 19 and Camp
Dodge meets the state quintet on
January 26. Efforts will be made o
have the army men from the two
camps stop off in Omaha and battle
the Creighton five on their trips here
from DodKe and Funston.
Schedule Out Soon.
1 The Creighton mentor experts to
have a complete schedule made out
in a few days. Practice of the var
sity at the Creighton gym has been
renewed and the two weeks layoff has
in no way lessened the speed and ac
curacy of the basket shootcr&J
"Chuck kearney and Ed Haley are
in prime ondition and Vic Spittlcr
has confided that he is ready for a
long and hard season. Of course
Captain Eddie Mullholland and How
ard Vandivcr, the two stellar guards,
are out every night and have all
their old ginger and pep.
Lawn Tennis Officials
Cancel Indoor Tourney
New York, Jan. 6. Lawn tennis of
ficials decided today upon the cancel
lation of the national indoor Cham
pionship tournament. The announce
ment was made at the Seventh regi
ment armory, where the tournament
was scheduled to begin February 12,
and continue to February 22.
King Smith, the president of the
Seventh Regiment Tennis club, after
a conference with J. S, Myrick, acting
president of the United States Lawn
Tennis association, stated it was feared
that a representative entry list would
not be possible. A scries of exhi
bition matches by prominent players
.will be arranged for the two holi
days of the tournament. It is the
first time that, the national indoor
championship has been cancelled in
This Family 100 Per Cent
Red Cross and Then Some
Stella. Neb., Jan. 6. (Specials
Henry Rohfs, merchant, land owner
and banker at Rohrs station, east of
Auburn, has a Red Cross card out of
he ordinary in that it has membership
crosses, covering almost all the space
on the card.' Mr. Rohrs was born in
Germany, and came to America when
19 years old. Seventeen children
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Rohrs
and 15 are living.
Recently Mr. Rohrs hunted up a
Red Cross solicitor and tendered him
i?17 for membership for himself and
family,, thus getting a 100 per cent
VVeegh;r.:n May Train His
Club at Shrevcport, La.
Chicago, Jan. 6. Abandonment of
the spring training trip to Pasadena, ,
Cal., is being considered bv President
Weegfypan of the Chicago National
League club, it became known to
night, because of the difficulties in
transportation growing out of the
government control of the railroads.
There is a possibility that the clul)
may train at Shreveport, La. Busk
ness men i the southern city have
made an offer to President Weegh
man to bring the club there. Manager
Mitchell is opposed to making the
long trip to California.
Cleveland to Training Camp;
May Clash With Giants
Cleveland. Jan. 6. James C. Dunn,
president of the Cleveland base ball
team and Business Manager F.. S.
Barnard have arranged, it is said, for
the Cleveland team o leave here
March 16 for their regulat training
grounds at New Orleans. If the pres-
. ent schedule is carried out they will
leave New Orleans April ?., going to
Dallas, Tex., where they will play in
exhibition games with the New York
Wilber Wins High Score
In Hotly Contested Game
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 6. ("Special.)
In a hard fought basket ball game
here last night Wilber won from Be
atrice bv the scorevof 21 to 18. It
was the opener of the season here
and anybody's game until the end.
A PICK NEARLY
A I ......
LIFE- C I
Today's Sport Calerular
Ba Ball Annual mwtlne; of the Na
tional Ilae Ball coiiinilimlfin at Cincinnati.
Billiard Tournament for the flan C, IX.'l ,
balk line billiard amateur rhatnnlonnhlp
oprna In Nrw Vork.
Cox Hunt Midwinter hunt of the w
F.nicland Vox Hunter1 club at Bedford,
Trnnla Opening ef annual midwinter
tournament at Plnehurat, N. ('.
Yield Trial ( hamplonhlp trial of
I'nlted State Field Trial rlub at (irand
Hojlnr Krankle Brown agalnt Kid Foa
ter, 15 round, at New Orlean. Kid Wolfe
aalnt Pal Moore, IS round, at Bultlinore.
Jaek White a(alnt Johnny Tillman, alx
round, at Philadelphia.
GALL FOR BIGCONEAB
OF WESTERN CLUBS
Minor Leagues Would Get To
gether to Consider Question
of Base Ball in War
Teoria, 111., Jan. 6. A request that
J. M. Sexton of Rock Island, presi
dent of the National Association of
Minor leagues, all a meeting of rep
resentatives of five middle western
base ball circuits in this city late this
nnnlh, was sent out last night by Pres
ident Jack Ryan of the Peoria base
ball club. He issued the suggestion
at the request of more than' a dozen
clul) owners in this territory.
The leagues, which he expects to
be represented are Western, West
ern association, Central association,
Three-I and Central. To rearrange
the circuit in order to operate war
time minor league base ball next
season, was declared to be the pur
pose of the meeting.
Savage $igns Four Men
For Joplin of Western
Kansas City, Jan. 6. John Savage
owner of the Joplin team of the
Western league, announced here to
night that he had signed Ewell Gross,
shortstop; Frank Thompson, third
basement, and John Nutt and Emmett
Mttlvey, outfielders, all of the McAl
ester, Okl., team, Western associa
tion champions. Savage is secretary
of the Kansas City club of the Amer
Uni Freshmen Triumph.
Crete, Neb., Jan. 6. (Special.)
By a field goal in the last minute of
play, the University freshmen were
able to triumph over Doane college
here tonight, 26 to 24. The game was
anybody's throughout, being tied
twice. Doane held a little lead until
the last few minutes of play. Dredla.
Crete star of last year, made several
sensational field goals for Doane,
while Newman of Columbus, starred
on the floor and caged the most
points for the locals.
Caught in Ice Fields
Quebec, Jan. 6. Four American
steamships were caught in the ice
fields off Cape Chatte several days
ago aid arc as yet undamaged, ac
cording to word received from that
place today. Cape Chatte is on the
south bank of the St. Lawrence river,
northeast of Quebec.
Four other American vessels which
have been in Quebec harbor, intend
ing to leave today for Halifax, have
been ordered to winter here because
of the dangers of shipwreck in the
Master Builders Convene
In Omaha January 8
Madison, Wis., Jan. 6. Supreme
braska will hold its annual conven
tion in Omaha January 8 and 9.
Omaha Builders' exchange rooms in
the Barker block will be headquarters.
Grant rarsons or Omaha ts presi
dent. V. Ray Gould of Omaha secre
tary and Paul Haskell of Omaha com
Northwestern Defeats Badgers,
Chicago, Jan. 6. Northwestern de
feated Wisconsin tonight, by a score
of 33 t. 17, in a western conference
basket ball game. Chandler proved
the star point winner for Wisconsin.
Zim Signs With Giants;
Herzog May Be Traded
New York, Jan. 5. Heine Zim
merman, third basemen of the New
York club, has signed a contract for
the 1918 season.
President Tener and Secretary
Heydler of the National league, will
leave here tomorrow for Cincinnati
to attend the annual meeting of the
National commission next Monday.
President Hempstead of the New
York Nationals also will attend the
It is understood President Hemp
stead will make an effort while in
Cincinnati to trade Charley Herzog,
captain of the Giants, to Chicago or
some other club. Herzog started
suit recently against the New York
club for salary taken from him last
season while under indefinite sus
pension. The player says he will
never piay tor New York again
j while John McGra-.v is manager.
OA- " ' ' - V I I (A. - 1 I - L a 1 t - M a- -C M VI I j K I I M
oo 40 fi;ht out-
ANO BUT THObE
ikirvi h ili . . .
Yankee Shortstop Who May
Be Tjaded to the Browns
I -it-s y y, $
Roger I'eckinpaugh, sh(tstop of
the Yankees, may be traded to the
St. Louis .Browns for Derrill Pratt.
Miller Huggins, the new Yankee man
ager, is trying to put over the deal,
Attorney General of Great Brit-
jiin Will Speak at Conference
to Be Held in Lincoln
Middle of Month.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 6. (Specials
Through the co-operation of the'
Council of National Defense and the
speakers' division of the committee
on public information, the bureau of
speakers and publicity of the Ne
braska State Council of Defense has
dated six speakers, including a mem
ber of the cabinet and the attorney
general of Great Britain for the Ne
braska War conference and the Ne
braska Four-Minute Men conference
at Lincoln Friday and Saturday,
January 18 and 19. The program of
the main meetings was given today
uy. rroi. m. m. rogg, director or tne
Notables to Come.
Secretary of the Interior -Franklin
K. Lane, and Rt. Hon. Frederick E.
Smith, England's attorney general,
will have the mass meeting platf6rm
the first (Friday) evening of the two
day conference of war problems and
Director Arthur P.. Bestor of the
speakers' division of the committee
on public information will give the
chief day address Friday when there
will also be a meeting addressed by
him, especially for the chairmen of
the county councils of defense.
Dr. Alonzo E. Taylor of the United
States Food administration, selected
to represent the government on he
House commission at the recent inter
allied conference at Paris, will speak
at .least once on Saturday at a sec
tion meeting which it is planned to
have on "food" and probably also at
an evening mass meeting.
A representative of the Council of I
National Defense and of the United
States Shipping board will also be
here for the Saturday ilay meetings
Four-Minute Men Meet.
The conference of the Nebraska
Four-Minute Men, approximately 1,
050 authorized government speakers
in moving-picture theaters in K2
cities and towns, will be addressetTby.
a representative of the division-of
Four-Minute Men of the committee
on public information. Its program
will include, as now outlined, meet
ings on Friday and Saturday.
White Plague Hospital
Offered for U. S. Soldiers
New York, Jan. 6. The national
Jewish hospital for consumptives at
Denver, Colo., will be offered to the
government to care for the men of the
United States army afflicted with
; tuberculosis, it was announced here
i officially tonight.
Sam Grabfelder. president cf the
I hospital, has called a conference of ex
perts from all over the country to
meet in this city. January i. to lis
: cuss tiiberctilosi.s with 5-'r'Cci:.l rcTcr
I ence to the war.
THE .BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY. JANUARY
but is holding out for additional play
ers from the Browns, as he figures
Peckinpaugh for Pratt, in a straight
trade, would be a poor proposition
for the Yankees.
HIT SUPPLY SYSTEM
Quartermaster's Agent Testi
fies to Present Lack of Million
Yards; National Council of
(By Associated Pmm.)
Washington, Jan. 6. Responsibility
for shortages of army clothing was
placed upon the supplies committee of ,
the Council of National Defense to- J
day by Colonel Elmer Lindsley, quar-
termaster's agent at Philadelphia
testifying at the senate committee's
Another witness, William Bianchi,
a New York dealer, who has pur
chased cloth for foreign armies,
charged that an unnecessary wool
shortage "scare" was created, to in
crease the use of wool , shoddy, or
dered for army garments by the sup
Colonel Litfdsley contradicted the
recent testimony of Vice Chairman
Eisenman of the supplies committee,
that the committee had obtained an
abundance of cloth for army needs.
He said there now is a shortage of 1,
000,000 yards of cloth and that the
supplies committee system was re
sponsible for both delays and fric
tion. Garment manufacturers, the1 witness
declared, are without sufficient cloth
to keep their factories working to
capacity and in that connection he said
that "haggling" by the committee with
the American Wool company last
Summer over prices had caused a loss
to the government of 3,000,000 yards
of cloth, many looms being idle for
two or three months. Strikes of gar
ment makers also have caused some
delay, he said.
Baker to Report.
Bianchi said the wool shortage
"scare," as he termed it, was in the
interest -of manufacturers of shoddy
garments. lany American cjoth
makers, he testified, do not have1 fac
tories equipped to make all wool gar
ments and, therefore, could not have
shared in the. war contracts if shoddy
had not been approved for army
clothing. European armies, he as
serted, are better clothed than Ameri
can soldiers and h severely criticised
the use of shoddy, declaring it wholly
It was announced during the day
the committee had asked Secretary
Baker for a complete report as to
any clothing shortages in the training
camps on January 1. Previous reports
have dealt with conditions as they
existed some time ago and the com
mittee wants to know just what is
the situation at present.
Portland Street Car
Company Boosts Fares
Salem. Ore., Jan. 6. The State i
Public Service commission today j
granted the Portland Railway. Light
& Power company the right to
charge 6-ient car fares in the city of
Portland. The company had petition
ed for the privilege of raising fares,
coii'endiug that its present revenues
ere iiiMiiucient to niet expenditures.
DOOOVT Vb THE DOCTOR
T0LO YOU - AMD DON'T
wun until. I sri
7 CALLVOU- jli
Price Soars to $1.62 Per
Bushel at Chicago, With Im
mense Supply Being
Chicago, Jan. 6 While Chicago
consumers are compelled to pay $1.62
a bushel for potatoes, owing to the
lack of supply, the United States food
administration has discovered that
farmers of Wisconsin and Minnesota
are hoarding their potato crop and
demanding at least $1 a bushel before
they will haul them to the cars. They
are now getting 75 cents a bushel.
These farmers have been, in the
last tew weeks, as busy digging
trenches in Wisconsin as the soldiers
in France. The Wisconsin trenches,
however, are being filled with pota
toes, embedded in straw and covered
with earth to prevent freezing. When
the market reaches ?1 a bushel these
potatoes will be dug up and not be
fore, the farmers announce.
Wheeler is Powerless.
Harry A. Wheeler, United States
food administrator for Illinois, admit
ted today that the government is pow
erless to' compel the farmers to mar
ket their crops, as the anti-hoarding
law does not apply to them.
. "There are plenty of potatoes," he
said, "but the farmers say they will
not sell them until they can get $1
a bushel. 1 found some farmers who
hadas high as 5,000 bushels stored
on their farms. 1 believe, however,
that some of these potatoes will be
moved shortly, inasmuch as the roads
are frozen and the farmers can haul
them to market unhindered by the
"The farmers are taking a chance
in keeping their potatoes," Mr.
Wheeler said. "The new potato crop
from the south will be coming in
later, and these farmers may find
themselves with a lot of rotting pota
toes on their hands."
Sky High at Chicago.
Potatoes are quoted by the food
committee of the administration to
the consumer at the rate of $1.62 a
bushel, and to the retailer at $120 a
bushel. With the farmer receiving
75 cents a bushel this makes an in
crease of 45 cents a bushel for pota
toes from the time they leave the
farmer until they reach the retailer,
leaving a profit of 2 cents a bushel
to the retailer from the consumer.
William H Taft Addreses
Students at Grinnell
Grinnell, la., Jan. 6. (Special.)
In an address here last night before
a capacity house on "The World
War," William Howard Taft pre
sented a review of the war, especially
as it has affected the United States,
and showed clearly why there must
be no peace until Germany is de
feated. In regard to the present peace ne
gotiations he said: "We cannot make
terms with the present German gov
ernment. We have got to produce
a psychological change in the Ger
man people by defeating them. There
is nothing but victory on our part
and defeat on their part that will
bring to their eyes the horrible
vicious, wicked policy that they have
adopted. When we have defeated
them, they will relegate the1 whole
Potsdam crew to tlie place they ought
Girl Says Former Suitor
Left Her to Die in Flames
Springfield, Mo., Jan. 6. Miss
Rayma Parson, an 18-year-old -girl,
told the prosecuting attorney today a
former sweetheart was the man who
bound and gagged her and left her to
perish in the flames of her home near
Willard last Monday. A farmer found
the girl on the porch of the burning
house and carried her to safety. A
warrant has been issued for her
The Home Supply company, gen
erarmerchandise, to locate at Ralston,
filed articles of incorporation. Capital
stock authorized, $10,000. Incorpor
ators. L. H. Corbett. F. A. Miller, Al
fred Adams, C. A. Lutz, C. M. Skin
ner and Raymond Roberts.
The Jensen Omaha Toy company
incorporated for $30,000. " Albert O.
Jensen, president and treasurer; Fran
cis Jensen and J. D, Ringer are incor
porators. Women Guards on Sub
Trains in NewYork City
New York. Jan. 5. The city
added a new subway link to its
tiansportation system today, when
an extension of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit's underground sys
tem was opened on Broadway.
Women will act as train guards
and as ticket agents.
2,000 MUNY GUARDS
PLAS FORNEXT YEAR
Fully Equipped Regiment of
Juvenile Soldiers is
Planned by Recrea
Commissioner Hummel expects 2,
000 boys in the Muny Guards next
summer, according to statements
made by him at a meeting of the last
year's Muny Guard regiment staff
held in the city hall Friday evening.
Guns and other equipment have
been ordered by the recreation board
to meet the needs of the big juvenile
army. Next summer there will be a
full regiment consisting of 12 compan
ies and three battalion. Miller park,
Kountz park. Fontenelle park and
Benson will be in the first battalion;
Dundee, Hanscom park, Gifford Tract, j
and Riverview will be in tha second !
battalion; Spring Lake park. Clear-j
view park, Morton park and Mandan
park, all in South Omaha will belong
to the third. !
A captain for each park and a ma-!
jor for each battalion wilt be fur-!
nished. In order to have efficient
captains a captain's training school
will be held.
The captains of last year's staff all
of whom are. Central high school
graduates will conduct these classes.
The classes will be held every Friday
evening in the council chamber of
the city hall. The fi,rst one will be
on Friday evening January 18.
"The Muny Guard regiment will be
a real military organization this
year," Commissioner Hummel said.
"We tried an experiment last sum
mer. It worked and now we will
have a real thing."
Demand Independence for
Lithuania; Seaports to Rus:
Washington, Jan. 6. Delegates of
the various Lithuanian parties at
Stockholm have issued a proclama
tion demanding independence for
Lithuania. According to an official
dispatch received here today the dec
laration insists that Lithuania
be occupied by its own army
and that Lithuanian parts of Rus
sia1 must be joined to the new
state. The promise is made, the dis
patch states, that the Lithuanian sea
ports will be freely open to the com
merce of countries that are without
openings to the sea, notably Russia,
if she should be so situated.
Called for Staff Position
By Food Administration
Harry F. Vorics, chairman of the
board of directors of the Iten Biscuit
company, and director of the Quaker j
Oats company has been called by
Food Administrator Hoover to a staff
position in the federal food adminis- j
tration to oversee the work of com-
Wm. S. Hart
. The Cold Deck
Last Times Today
Molly Go Get 'Em
Tuei EMILY STEVENS j
2:15 and 8:15
25c and 50c
THE' KINO OF
EXERCJ SiE. I
Submarine Victim Died
Of Accident, Court Holds
Madison, Wis., Jan. 5. Supreme
court, of Wisconsin passed on its
first submarine case Saturday, Dr.
Edmund F. Woods, Janesville, was
submarined on the Arabic. His
widow sued the Standard Accident
Insurance cpmpany for $2,500 insur
ance. The court decided in her favoi
Dr. Woods carried accident
policies in three companies, two ol
whom paid, but the Standard Insur
ance company claimed it could not
be held if the insured came to his
death while hunting or if killed by
explosives. The company appealed
on the ground that the death was ,
the result of an explosive. The su
preme court today found death was
BRILLIANT MUSICAL BlffllESQUr.
Twice Daily week Mat. Today
Final Performance Friday Nlt
On th Job Jot Hurtlj'i Pet Show Troupt
(THOSE FAMOUS DANCERS)
A Mlnsl of Merriment. Conilstlna of a Llttli
Bit ol Everything to Make Everybody Haopy.
CHORUS IN BURLESQUE
Tlxwe two UanelnR demons hue a Ivan
brwight me one of my nigftrst weeks ewli
5eon. and I'd like to i l h someone try
ing to alter the custom. The ninibleness nf
Uenrge Stone's feet and Etta l'tllard 3
dairitv grace are undeniable.
OLD .MAN JOHNSON'. Msr. Havelr.
Evening! and Sun. Mat., 25c. 60c, 75c. $1.
Z'iYlats. 15c and25cAa,Vo"
Chew Gum It You Like. But No Smokl:.g.
LAD I EC iA T ANY WEEK
TICKETS V DAY MATINEE
Baby Carrlao Gara In the Lobby.
Fields, Saliabury, Davis, Lope
Arthur Havel & Co.; Libonati;
Ford Goodrich; Private Loui
Hart; Hazel Moran; Orpheum
AVELIN6 and LLOYD
Two Southern Gentlemen
In a Patter Written bj
unHnvm ivsiiivxns Wed.
PLAYERS WED. MATINEE
A Drama for Mothers and Their Daughter
"The Blindness of Virtue"
WAS MARY ANN TO BLAME?
Mat; 25c; Nights 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c
Three Days Beginning, Thurs., Jan. 10th
lUAwtKiANCw and GEonoe Cry UK
tswr THE CLAD OLAV
CATHERINE CHISHOLM CUSHINO .
Sat. Mat. 25c, $1.00; Nights 25c, $1.50
Turpin School of Dancing
New'terin for adult beginnera, Monday,
January 14th. Join the first lesson. Terms
28th and Farnam. Harney 5143.
Class meets Mondays and Thursdays at
S P. M.
Last Times Today
CARMEL MEYERS in
MY UNMARRIED WIFE
Today MADAME OLGA PETROVA
in THE LAW OF THE LAND
Today and Tuesday
GERALDINE FARRAR in
WOMAN GOD FORGOT
in NEARLY MARRIED
24th and Fort
Today MARIE WALCAMP
ioNo 4 THE RED ACE
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