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THE UMAfiA, JUUINDAY, JANUARY 21, 1918.
Canadian Sergeant Enlivens
Procedings With Informal
Talk Describing Life on
The Omaha "Knockers" x opened
their "Trench" Saturday with a
big smoker and program. The new
club rootrs at 1619 Farnam street
were so named by Engineer G. L.
Campen. . Most of the members were
present, together with a number of
visitors from out in the state.
Sergeant Joyner of the Princess
Pat regiment, now recruiting in Om
aha for the English' army, was a
guest, and carried his listeners
through 22 months f war, telling of
battles, army jokes and miscellaneous
The Germans are very good fight
ers, he said, when only women and
children are the opponents. When it
comes to individual fighting, a Ger
man soldier balks.
The sergeant said German prison
ers still believe the United States is
bluffing. He commented on the way
the American people are looking to
ward the future. "If England had
done what you are doing, you would
not have to enter the war now. Po
litical strife and unfitness of the offi
cers who entered the war at the be
ginning did a great deal toward piling
up the 'missing list after the battles.'"
F. J. Stark, president of the Knock
ers, announced that the members in
anticipation of a third Liberty loan,
have raised $800.
Cigars, cider and refreshments were
served after the program. The club
from now on will serve lunches to its
members and visitors.
Senator Robertson of O'Neil and
W. H. Mullen of Bloomfield were
railed upon to adddress the Knockers.
The latter entertained the members
with a number of stories.
ESTATE ARM FOR
RED CIVIL WAR
Stockholm, Jan. 20. As a result of
the Finnish diet's decision to author
ize the government to organize an ef
fective force to preserve order, the
executive committee of the socialist
party has issued a proclamation call
ing on the proletariat throughout Fin
land to join forces against the govern
ment The proclamation refers to the gov
ernment's "butcher policy" and de
clares that the majority in the diet
has deceived the proletariat and now
threatens it with bayonets and bullets.
The socialists assert that a red
guard is necessary for the defense of
the working classes and summon all
workers to depose the present senate.
The diet's decision to establish a
force to prevent anarchy and protect
citizens against the red guard and
Russian soldiers was reached several
days ago by a vote of 87 to 85 after
the socialists' minority had threatened
violence in case the resolution was
Professor von Wendt, the Finnish
government's representative at Stock
holm, admitted to the correspondent
that the situation was tense but he
believed that actual civil war would
Council Accepts Tract of
Land From the Roy Towls
City council accepted from Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Towl a deed to a 'tract of
land 182x236 feet, overlooking the
river on South Thirteenth street. The
proposed new south river drive will
go through this tract, which is desira
ble for its scenic beauty.
'The following letter was received
by city council from Mr. and Mrs.
"We herewith hand you warranty
deed for 182 feet of Thirteenth street
frontage, overlooking the Missouri
river at a point where N street, if ex
tended would cross Thirteenth street.
"This property was bought Dack,
after having been sold, when we
learned of the plans and report of the
City Planning board to make a park
way along Thirteenth street from
Riverview park to Mandan park.
."We heartily endorse this project
and are supporters bwuse it appears
mat me cuy oi umaui musi nas
"river drive," with its many scenic ad
vantages, and because it is urgently
demanded by the public at this time
when property may be secured at Cts
cost than at some future date.
"We are advised that the Fontenelle
Forest association, the residents of
the territory directly affected, the im
provement clubs of South Side and
other organizations interested in the
proper and best development of Oma
ha, have by resolution approved and
are now requesting that the city take
the necessary steps to acquire the
property recommended by the Plan
ning board for this boulevard and
"We believe that other property
may be secured by donation or for a
Shippers Must Make New
Forms For Export Licenses
New forms of export declarations
and export licenses will be required
from shippers beginning February 1
C. W. McCune, collector of cus
"A new single-sheet form of snip
u' export declaration will be re
quired during the period of the war
he says. "It must be prepared in
quadruplicate by the shipper for all
exports to foreign countries. The
war trade board license must be pre
sented to the collector at the port of
exportation with the declarations
covering the shipment which will be
compared with the four copies to see
that they agree in all particulars.
Hardware Men Co-Operate
With Fuel Commissioner
Many hardware firms of Omaha
will observe the fuel administration's
recommendation and will not open
until 9 a.m. beginning Monday. They
will close at 5 p. mi except on Sat
urdays at 6 p. m. Among them are
King Hardware company, Hussie
Hardware company, Johnscn Hard
ware company, James Morton & Sons
company, Milton Rogers & Sous com
pany and G. Wiig & Son,
Experts Make Addresses at
.Weekly Meeting of Jmaha
Board; Is One of Corn
"Forty realtors met at the regular
meeting of the Omaha real estate
board Wednesday to hear A. E.
Lewis, president, and N. H. Nelson,
secretary of the Douglas County Fruit
Growers' assoication, discuss what a
prominant realtor describes as "the
greatest industry which can be devel
oped by the Omaha business men and
Omaha capital." These men spoke on
grape culture. Mr. Nelson showed the
large and sure profits and indicated
in his statements that grapes grown
in this vicinity rival in the market
grapes from all other grape-growing
districts in the country in popularity;
Among other things, he said that the
market at Denver always took the
Omaha grapes by preference and
would pay more for them than for
the grapes from any other grape
growing region in the United States.
Mr. Nelson also made it clear that
we were not now furnishing nearly
enough grapes for table use, let alone
furnishing grapes for factory pur
poses. He stated that the Welsh and
Armour people had both been inves
tigating this field and would enter it
with a factory for manufacturing
grape juice when they were sure of a
sufficient quantity of grapes.
Mr. Lewis discussed the growing of
grapes, their proper planting and cul
ture and answered numerous ques
tions from the realtors as to the
methods and the difficulties, as well
as the profits of grape growing.
Midgie Miller is about three-fourths
of the show in "The Spiegel Revue,"
which began a week's stay at the
Gayety yesterday. Midgie is petite,
shapely, vivacious, a singer and a
dancer of parts and she has personal
ity that holds every eye while she is
on the stage which fortunately is a
large part of the time. Midgie sings
a number of songs and wears a num
ber of costumes, most of which do
not conceal her shapely person un
duly. Her dancing is the dancing of
youth and was particularly pleasing
in the specialty she did with the Cal
Harry Sheppell and Johnnie Wal
ker act as the male comedians of the
show. Emma Cook and Mae Clinton
also have leading parts.
Some of the scenes are rather un
usual. It was noted, however, that
one set appeared first as "railroad
station at Soberville" and later on as
"Columbus circle, New York City,"
and still later as a mere "street scene."
Still, it was a pretty scene. The show
comes to a splendid climax in the
final scene in the "Peacock room,
Giltmore hotel." . This scene show
enormous peacocks and peacock
feathers ' and Ihe chorus appears in
striking costumes with peacock tails.
The show announces a "good shape
contest" for Tuesday and Friday eve
Alfalfa For Human Food;
Nebuchadnezzar Back Again
The Omaha Alfalfa Milling com
pany soon will be milling and manu
facturing alfalfa products for sub
stantial human food.
.The officers and allied stockhold
ers are eq-ipping a mill in the build
ing recently occupied by the Keyes'
Brothers Implement company in
Council Bluffs. The capitalized stock
Among the new products which
will be a substitute for tea or cof
fee and a milled grain having all the
substantiating health benefits of
flour. When mixed with flour, the
manufacturers say the price of the
product .will be ont dollar cheaper
a barrel than the present price of
flour with a much greater protein
A pancake flour of blended wheat
with milled alfalfa and other ingred
ients will be manufactured also.
J. F. Hughes is president of the
The company vill have in opera
tion the Mark C. Rich patents for
the milling and manufacture of their
Widowed Mother Receives
First War Insurance on Son
Washington, D. C, Jan. 20. Mrs.
Betty Ingram of Pratt City, Ala., the
widowed mother of Gunner's Mate
Osmond Kelly Ingram,' killed last
October IS, when the destroyer Cas
sin was attacked by a submarine, has
received the first payment made by
the Soldiers' and Sailors' Insurance
bureau to the dependents of a soldier
or sailor killed in action. Secretary
McAdoo announced today that she
received a check for $40, representing
compensation payments for two
months up to December IS, and an
other for $50, representing automatic
insurance for the same period.
.. Sato Says He Will Return
A Pacific Port, Jan. 20. Dr. Aimuro
Sato, Japanese ambassador to the
United States, sailed today for the
orient, having been called home to
Tokio recently. Before he ooarded the
vessel he said he hoped to return to
Washington in the near future.
Troops in France Well
Equipped Says Baker
(Bj AMoclatcd Freaa.)
Washington, Jan. 20, Repeated
publication of reports of shortages
of food and clothing among Gen
eral Persh ng's forces in France to
day led Secretary - Baker to an
nounce that no complaints had
come to him either from official or
unofficial sources. Had there been
shortages, Mr. Baker said, not only
would a report have been received
from General Pershing in the ordi
nary course,, but such a report
would have been required by army
In this connection it is learned
that soon after the movement of
troops to France began, a general
order was issued prohibiting the
embarkation of any man whose im
mediate commanding officer had not
certified that the soldier was com
pletely equipped. s
EAT MORE SPUDS, IS .
ORDER OF EXPERTS
' - M H mt
Consumption of Bread May Be
Lessened by Use of Pota
toes; National Call
More potatoes than we . have ever
had before I Four hundred and forty
two million, five hundred and thirty
six thousand bushels of potatoes, ac
cording to the latest figures of the
bureau of crop estimates of the
United States Department of Agricul
ture. But the trouble is we are not eating
these potatoes. They are being held in
storage, on farms, and in warehouses
and have been marketed very slowly.
Unless marketing picks up and con
sumption increases at once we will be
unable to consume the large supply
before a new crop comes in we will
throw away a great amount of food
at a time when food is vital to vic
tory. What can you do?
Potatoes for Breads.
Eat more potatoes and less bread,
thereby decreasing domestic consump
tion of wheat and conserving it for
military needs. And, if you are holding
potatoes, you can commence to
market then gradually, upon such a
basis that all your stock will be con
sumed before the new crop comes in
In order to be effective, this pro
gram must be initiated without delay
and must receive general co-operation
throughout the country. The supply
of potatoes we now have on hand is
so large 155,583,000 bushels more
than last year and there is such a
shortage of cars and so many trans
portation difficulties that it will be im
possible to move the potatoes from
storage and production points to con
suming centers unless it it done grad
ually all during the winter and unless
potatoes are marketed and consumed
as near to the point of production or
storage as possible.
If marketing isn't handled on this
basis, and if consumption isn't in
creased it will mean a sheer waste of
much of this food supply-food that
if eaten here at home means more
wheat for the fighters in France. We
cannot wait until next summer or next
winter to eat those potatoes. A new
potato crop will start coming in about
the middle of June. If the present sup
ply is not cleaned out before that time
it may result in a glutted market and
transportation congestion, became all
the holders may attempt to unload at
once. The safe way is to clean out
the bin during the winter and spring.
Plant Another Crop.
If we fail to consume the present
supply during the winter the producer
will not be disposed to plant another
big potato crop. This might result in
a limited potato supply next winter, at
a time when our food problem will be
much more serious than it is now.
A few years ago the potato people
had an experience by which they
should now profit The 1914 crop was
very large, but it was held during the
winter and moved slowly into con
sumption, just as is the case with the
present crop. In the spring of 1915
everyone who was still holding po
tatoes tried to unload at once and be
clear before the new crop came in.
This swamped the market, hammered
down prices and caused the absolute
loss of large quantities of potatoes
that spoiled as a result of transporta
tion delays or of reaching already
overstocked markets. In addition to
this spoilage large quantities were
used for other purposes than human
food thousands of barrels were sold
to starch factories at 25 and 30 cents
Sell Storage Potatoes.
The present crop is 32,615,000
bushels more than the 1914 crop, and
car shortage and transportation lim
itations are and will be more pro
nounced this winter than they were
two years ago. Accordingly there is
an increased likelihood of a repeti
tion of the former unfortunate expe
rience if we do not begin now to sell
storage potatoes and continue o sell
them steadily during the wintt.
The potato loss two years vas
a bad thing but it didn't imperil
American independence. It was an
economic loss to the nation and a
financial loss to individuals but it
didn't threaten the perpetuity of free
dom. If we do not profit by the ex
perience, if we permit it to be re
peated in 1918, it will be more than
an economic loss to the nation and
more than financial loss to individuals.
It will be a weakening of our war re
sources, a reduction of our possible
war-winning strength, And our war
job is big enough without handicap
ping ourselves. We can't afford to
dissipate any potential force that can
possibly be directed against the kaiser,
or to divert to other channels or to
permit to become atrophied any
strength that can be used in the fight
Use your potato weapon 1
Eat more potatoes and less bread.
Sell gradually the potatoes you're
holding, thereby protecting your own
pocketbook and preventing food
waste next year.
Nebraska Ags Carry Off
Honors in Cattle Judging
Denver, Colo., Jan. 20. The team
representing the Nebraska State Col.
lege of Agriculture carried off the
first prize in cattle judging today in
the opening event of the 191 National
Western Stock show, which will con
tinue for the next week. Five teams
competed in the class judging for col
leges. The winning Nebraska team
was composed of the following mem
bers: Merle Townsend, Glenn Snapp, C.
P. Grau, A. E. Anderson and J. Moul
ton. Red Cross Supplies Reach
Stricken Guatemala City
Washington, D. C. Jan. 20. Relief
supplies valued at $110,000 bought by
the Red Cross from government
stores in the canal zone, have reached
Guatemala City, the Red Cross was
advised today through the state de
partment This is in addition to the
supplies shipped from New Orleans
soon after the earthquake wrecked
Looking for work? Turn to the
Help Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundreds of positions listed
Governor General of Canada Makes
- Form Call on President Wilson
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Easier Rules for Fasting Will
Prevail During Lenten Season
Fasting in the Catholic church dur
ing the Lenten season, beginning
February 20, will be less severe than
in former years, by ret in of the new
ecclesiastical "code," n ently promul
gated in Omaha.
The new code, the icsult of years
of labor at the Vatican, was prepared
by a commission appi inted by Pope
Pius X. It allows the use of meat on
Wednesdays during Lent, which days
were formerly fast days. Rules of
fasting and abstinence are also less
Mention is also made of the com
paratively recent ruling on the choice
of bishops. It formerly was the cus
ON BIG MILITARY
BAND TO OMAHA
Former Sixth Nebraska Now
Unassigned Wants Station at
Fort Omaha; Seventeen
Members Live in City.
Omaha may have a military band.
The forjiier Sixta Nebraska band,
which as yet is unassigned, iriay be
trnsferred to the Fort Omaha balloon
school. Friends of the band, which
is made up of Nebraska boys, 17 of
whom live in Omaha, are exerting
their influence to have the transfer
It is reported that the officer in
command at Fort Omaha - hare re
quested .that they be: given a band .3
enliven the spirits of the'men in train
ing at this post an'd that their request
has met with favor at the war depart
ment. The band has requested that
it be transferred to this city.
The band is at present at Camp
Cody where it has an enviable repu
tation. Under the leadership of Band
master Webb only trained musicians
were enlisted, nany of whom had seen
service in circuses and other travel
ing musical organizations.
An endeavor is now being made to
induce the commercial bodies of
Omaha to exert their influence to
bring this musical organization here.
SOUTH SIDE HAS
IN STAMP DRIVE
The South Side "went over the top"
in the week's War Saving stamp drive.
Leaders say that sales amount to
more than $100,000. The South Side
quota was set at $75,000.
This is in line with , the progress
made in all previous drives. South
Side has exceeded its quota in every
Jungeman school, South Side,
claims to have broken all records for
the grade schools in this drive. The
pupils of the school purchased $1,406
worth altogether. The pupils in the
seventh grade bought $365 worth,
those of the eighth grade $315 worth
and the sixth grade pupils $209 worth.
Madison Community Center
The Madison Community center
in Albright has completed its organ
ization. It has been decided to hold
a general program ..every two weeks.
Classes in physical culture have been
organized for men and women and
directors have been procured. The
women's class will meet Wednesday
night and the men Thursday night.
A community singing class will be
organized Friday. More than 200
persons attended the first meeting.
The officers are: M.. T, Habgood,
president; Charles Alstadt, vice pres
ident; Mrs. McCarthy, secretary; and
Mrs. F. E. Belding, treasurer.
South Side Business Men
Call Patriotic Meeting
W. . W. Yatrer, president of the
South Side Business Men's associa
tion has called an open meeting of
all South Side citizens for Monday
evening at the city, hall, ! Twenty
fourth and O streets.,",; ,
It will be a patriotic meeting and
the new early closing, rules will be
discussed. .- ':
Detectives Raid Hotel.
Detectives Jolly. Walker, A. C. An
derson and Zaloudek raided the
Manhattan hotel. 124 North Fifteenth
street, last night and arrested the
keeper and six other inmates on a
charge of, keeping an ill-governed
DUKX OF DEYOrrSHIWIl AND TAFF
tom, when a vacancy was created in
a diocese, for three deans of the
diocese and three . bishops of the
province to select a list of names for
appointment to the vacancy and sub
mit the same to the Vatican. The new
rule provides that every two years,
whether or not a vacancy has oc
curred, a list of names be forwarded
to Rome as suitable men for the
bishopric. Thus the pope will have
an immediate list from which to
choose in case of vacancy.
The annual pastoral letter will be
read in the various Catholic churches
of the city in about three weeks, ac
cording to Monsignor Colaneri.
K. OF C. WILL ERECT
HUTS ATTWO FORTS
Receives Permission From
Washington to Build Similar
to the Young; Men's
T. P. Redmond yesterday after
noon received from Washington in
formation that the secretary of war
authorized the commanding officers
at Fort Omaha and Fort Crook to
permit the erection of huts for the
Knights of Columbus.
The, information was received by
telegraph from VV. C. Fraser, secre
tary of the Knights of Columbus war
fund recently raised in Nebtaska. Ar
thur Mullen accompanied Mr. Fraser
Mr. Redmond estimates that the
two huts to be erected at the local
posts will cost $20,000. .Construction
work will be started at once..
These huts; will be equipped, with
many conveniences for the soldier
boys and will be similar to the Young
Men's Christian association huts. A
competent secretary will be in charge
of each hut.
When Mr. Redmond received the.
telegram at his office in the Burgesi
Nash stores he was gratified. He has
been one of the foremost workers for
the Knights of Columbus war relief
AGREE TO CLOSE
Earl" closing hours will be effective
in South Side stores Monday, The
merchants have agreed to close at 6
o'clock every night except Saturday,
when they will remain open until 10
o'clock. South Side stores have al
ways hitherto remained open until
late Wednesday nights, but the pro
prietors have agreed to the new rul
ing. 'They have been keeping open
until 6:30 every evening.
The Nebraska Shoe and Clothing
store started the movement for early
closing and secured the signatures of
22 merchants to the petition advo
cating the new system.
Jury at Jindra Inquest
Refers Case to Magney
The jury that held an inquest Sat
urday morning into the manner of
the death of Joe Jindra, 14-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Jindrn.
3119 Fifth street ,who died Thursr U
night of injuries sustained when ne
was struck by an automobile driven
by George Harold, 2915 Mason street,
brought in a verdict that the death
of the boy resulted from the colli
sion of the automobile and the sled
upon which the boy was riding and
referred further action in the mat
ter to County Attorney Magney.
County Attorney Magney says that
he will investigate the case careful
ly before taking any action.
Funeral services for the boy victim
of the accident will be held at 9:00
o'clock Monday morning at his pa
rent's home to Holy Assumption
church. Interment will be in St.
He is survived by his parents, two
brothers and four sisters.
Kublic Arrested for
George Kublic, 2015 Madison
street, was arrested at South Side
police station Saturday afternoon
following a search of his place by
Sergeant Ferris and Officers lack
man and Scott who say they found
a quantity of rum and alcohol in his
possession. He is charged with il
legal possession and sale of liquor.
Commencing Monday, January 21,
Cressey's shoe store will close at 6
o'clock each night except Saturday
until further notice.
F. A. CRESSEY.
4822 South Twenty-fourth street,
MONEY AFTER ALL
BILLS ARE PAID
Pays Balance Lot and Still
Four Thousand Cash on Hand
to Begin the New
Carnival gate receipts nd conces
sions last fall brought Ak-Sar-Ben
$30,227.35. The membership fees
brought the organization $22,110.
The ball cost $6,894.15. The elec
trical parade cost more than $11,000.
The board of governors made the
final payment on the lot south of the
Den, which they bought more than a
year ago. This payment wai $4,770."
After cleaning up the bills of Ak-Sar-Ben
for last year and making the
final payment on this lot, the organi
zation still has in the bank $4,012:58,
and is ready with this to begin solicit
ing 1918 memberships to make the
years' celebration the greatest in the
more than a score of years AK-sar
Ben has been an Omaha feature.
Following is the full financial state
Rnlnnca, .THury 1, ltlT I SM.M
Momberahtp t If.110.00
Parade SuhacrlDtlnha. etc '. 16.2Tt.40
Carnival rtt, concenMona, t... 30.827. S5
Battl of Verdun Gate reralnti... 1,166.00
General Pa lea, advartlalnf, eto. . . . 4,174.11
Final payment on lot aouth of Den
Parades Klectrlcal ,
Paradr Liberty daylight
Battle of Verdun
General Salaries, rent, etc
Cash In bank Pecember SI, HIT..
HUGE PROFITS TO BE
Mrs. A. Rasgorshek Has Reg
ular Gold Mine in Her Little
Place West of Benson; En.
couraged by Government.
Twelve hundred dollars clear profit
in eight months on chickens is what
Mrs. A. Rasgorshek made on her lit
tle place one half mile west of Ben
son, according to her own accounting
system which has been audited by the
poultry committee of Omaha now
working with the federal government
to encourage the growing of chick
ens in the cities and on the farms
throughout the United States.
Mrs. Rasgorshek has a chicken
house 16 feet wide and 100 feet long.
The capacity of the house is 400 hens.
This woman operates on the inten
sive plan. She does not even have
a chicken pen. The hens never
leave the house until taken out for
From January 1 to September 1,
1917, Mrs. Rasgorshek kept an aver
age of 325 layers. They made her a net
profit of $4 per hen. In her costs
she figured labor, depreciation, and
other expenses. These eight months
covered the period when feed was at
Mrs. Rasgorshek and her boys do
all the work necessary to keep the
flock thriving, while the husband is
employed in an Omaha tailoring es
tablishment. Mrs. Rasgorshek started
the chicken business five years ago on
a small scale for pin-money. It has
grown to be a thriving business.
"The Department of Agriculture,1'
says A. G. Peters, federal govern
ment representative in Omaha boost
ing the poultry business, "does not
recommend that people in the city
start On so large a scale. We are
merely using Mrs. Rasgorshek's, suc
cess as an example of what may be
Judge Redick Hears Argument
In Lynch Ouster Case
Judge Redick heard arguments of
counsel Saturday in Sheriff Clark's
ouster suit against County Commis
sioner John t. Lynch, on Lynch s
motion to dismiss the case on the
ground that the acts alleged to have
been committed by him do not con
stitute ground for removing him from
office. Judge Redick took the matter
under advisement. The ouster suit
hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Boy Says Old Man Tried
To Hold Him Up in Street
Charles Cumings, 12-year-old boy
living at 3513 Folk street, reported to
the South Side police that when he
was going home Saturday night he
was accosted by an old man at Thirty-sixth
and Y streets who grabbed
IN WAR STAMPS IN
SWIFT W DRIVE
Hustlers Find That More Than
Third of City's Quota Was
Obtained in Week of
The War Savings Stamp campaign
waced by the Commercial club closed
yesterday afternoon with total sub
scriptions amounting to $1,023,207
more than twice the original quota.
Soecial committees assisted the 24
regular committees in their i week's
drive to bring Omaha's campaign
standing above par in comparison
with other cities.
Considering the large amount of
War Savings Stamps already sub
scribed, the hustling committees have
accomplished four months' campaign
work in seven days.
Four Months' Work In Week.
In the past week, more than one-
third of the year'a quota was ob
R. H. Hanley, commissioner of the
Commercial club, has compiled a re
port of the subscriptions of the vari
The Manufacturers' committee led
the list with a total of $112,788, de
feating the Retailers' . committee,
which was credited with obtaining a
sale of thrift stamps amounting to
$108,040. . ,
Schools and Scouts Aid.
Returns from the South Side, in
cluding packers, commission men and
merchants, totaled $91,313.
The wholesalers of the city sold
$54,632 worth of stamps. The prin
ters reported a sale of stamps amount
ing to $55,914. ; ;
Livelv interest was shown by teach
ers ana pupils of the schools during
the campaign, and $58,644 worth of
stamps were reported sold. . -
The Boy Scouts, working several
hours each day, brought in returns
aggregating $11,250. . . , ,
Women Sell Many.
Grain men bought $38,054 worth of
stamps. Real estate men came for
ward with $41,201 toward the cause
and the insurance committee was
credited with the sale of $30,112
worth of thrift stamps. ,
In comparison to the number of
men in the campaign committees, the
woman's committee sold a larger
amount of stamps, their returns
amounting to $32,458.
Honors, given to the individual
house selling the largest number of
thrift stamps, were conferred upon
M. . Smith & Co., whose commit
tee reported a sale of $18,000 worth
of stamps. ,'
Shortly before the campaign
closed two more subscriptions for
War Savings stamps were reported to
the Commercial club. The Interna
tional Union of Steam and Operating
Engineers bought War Savings
stamps which totaled $500. The In
ternational Association of Bridge and
Iron Workers obtained a sale of
stamps amounting to $500.
The total Tesult of the campaign
was wired to State Director Ward M.
Burgess who is in New York,
"I am more than pleased with the
result and the work done by the corn-;
mittees. With more than one-third
of our quota of War Savings stamps
already spld, we will have no difficul
ty accomplishing our final end the
sale of $3,000,000 worth of stamps,"
said R. H. Manley.
ALIEN ENEMIES ,
TO BE INTERNED
AT BIG WAR CAMP
New York, Jan. 20. A group of
Germans from New York, Boston.
Providence, Rochester, Scranton and
Hartford, many of them classed as
Hangcrous enemy aliens, left yester
day under heavy guard of .United
States soldiers for the internment
camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Others
will be picked up at Baltimore, Wash
ington and Richmond.
Three of the most prominent pris
oners were Hugo Schmidt, American
representative of the Deutsche bank,
Berlin, and alleged paymaster of Bolo
Pasha; Frederico Stallforth, a banker
of New York and Mexio and friend
of Franz von Rintelen and Karl Neu
mond, a wealthy importer and ex
porter, whose activity in getting com
munications from this country to Ger
many attracted attention of federal
agents. Rudolph Hecht, another
wealthy banker of this city, also was
in the party.
Ask Congress to Melt
$150,000,000 For Allies
Washington, Jan. 20. Congress will
be asked soon to authorize the melt
ing of 150,000,000 silver dollars now
stored in the treasury to supply sil
ver bullion for export to America's
allies and to pay trade balances.
Simultaneously, one and two dollar
silver certificates issued on the basis
of the reserved coins will be with
drawn and federal reserve bank notes
of the same denomination issued in
their place, accotding to tentative
plans by treasury officials. The sil
ver dollars eventually would be re
minted from silver to.. be bought by
the government next year,
him and tried to choke him. ' The
boy succeeded in breaking away.
He says that his assailant was an old
man with a Van Dyke beard and big
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