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THE BEE: UMAHA. THURSDAY", 'JANUARY 24. iyi8.
RAISE $1,700 FOR
Schmarya Levin of Russian
Duma Tells Jews That They
Are Coming Intc
."V Their Own.
"The Jewish nation once more
lakes its place on the roll of nations.
It is the most dramatic moment in
llie history of Israel. The British
government's declaration of recogni
tion that Palestine is tne national
homeland of the Jewish people
marks the greatest climax in the 2,
000 years of the dispersion of. Israel
For 2,000 years the Jews were of all
nations, yet were counted as none.
We now stand at the turning point
in the world history of a people.
Their future lies in our hands."
So spoke Schmarya A. Levin, Zion
ist leader and the first Jew to serve
in the Russian duma, in a powerful
appeal to local Jews to help inthe
rehabilitation of Palestine, made be
fore an audience of 500 in the Swed
ish auditorium Tuesday night.
Contributions amounting to $1,700
were made to the restoration fund.
Dr. Philip Slier pledged himself to
give 10 per cent of the total col-
lected -in Omaha. Five thousand
. dollars is Omaha's quota of the $3,
f 000,000 emergency fund.
"Poland will be free, Belgium,
Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, and
even the smallest unit of government
in all the Russias, if its national de
velopment demands it, after this
war, the speaker prophesied. "It
will not come about because Ger
many or the Allies wish it a power
higher than that, the world's devel
opment which is now at the stage
of the collective unit, not the individ
ual's importance, will determine that
settlement. Universal brotherhood
is an abstract ideal but nationalities
are concrete. We legislate against
a single murder, yet we permit mur
der by the wholesale in this war.
lAnd it will continue so long as one
nation exercises sovereignty over an
other," he declared.
"The orient is about to wake. We
must seize the opportunity to infuse
new life into Palestine, to colonize.
restore institutions and industries de
stroyed by the ravages of war.
We must work and earn the land,
the right to hold which is now recog-
nized by the British government. To
accept the declaration as though it
were a gift would be folly," hhe em
phasized. Henry Monsky presided and Rabbi
Morris Taxon also spoke. "America"
and the Jewish national hymn, "Hati
kwoh," were sung.
Gamble Appoints Heads
Of Committees for Year
Chairman J. W. Gamble of the
executive committee of the Commer
cial club,, has appointed the chair
men of 24 working committees for
the year as follows:
H.. H.- Baldrige, public affairs; C.
E. Black, retail trade; George Bran
deis, banking and insurance; F. A.
Brogan, Americanization; Randall
K. Brown, war activities; E. Buck
ingham, live stock and agriculture;
R. T. Byrne, trade extension; J. E.
Davidson, new activities; Gould
Dietz, municipal affairs; C. C.
George, public welfare; H. M.
GnnlHincr manufacturing: B. R. Has
tings, civic conservation; Dr. E. ,C.
Henry, city health and hospitals; P.
W. Kuhns, industrial; J. A. Linder
holm, grain interests; T. L. McCague,
development Nebraska resources;
Ezra Millard, river navigation; L. C.
Nash, finance; C. H. Pickens, whole
sale trade; C. G. Powell, good toads
and auto trade; H S. Susmann, en
tertainment; R. S. Trimble, fruit
marketing and development; H. O.
Wilhelm, good fellowship; W. R.
y 'Wood, house.
Jerry Howard at Last is i
At last Jerry Howard has 500 signa
mres to his petition, which makes him
a full-fledged candidate for the city
commission of Omaha. He has about
five times as many signatures as re
quired. Ten days ago he appeared at
the office of the election commis
sioner to file his petition. It was found
then that he had only women' sign-
ers. His attention was called to the
fact that women are not voters and
P therefore their names are of no value
on a petition.
"They . ;ked me what women I had
on 'the petition," said Jerry, "and I
told them I had scrubwomen and club
women, and now that Ihave 500 men
on the new petition I can say again
I have scrubmen and clubmen, for I
have bankers, dishwashers, waiters,
barbers, tailors, butchers and corpo
ration presidents." Jerry has paid his
filing fee and is carrying the receipt
in his vest pocket.
Ofouglas County Farmer Says
Elk City Man is Corn Champ
That Douglas county farmers raise
the best corn in the state is the as
sertion of J. W. Shumaker, and he
offers as evidence to prove his con
tention a championship ear of corn
;rown on the farm of M. B. Turner
near Elk City.
Shumaker brought the ear of corn
xnto The Bee office to refute the
claims of Burt and Richardson coun-
ties ,that the championship corn of the
state grows in their baliwick.
The ear of corn Mr. Shumaker ex
' M Kibited' contains 30 rows with 57 ker-
nels in each row. The best Burt
county had to offer was' an ear con
taining 30 rows with 52 kernels to the
row and Richardson's prize winner
had 26 rows with 50 kernels to the
row. - '
Letters From France to Be
Read in First 1W. E. Church
Letters will be read at the First
1 Methodist church next Sunday tell
ing of life in the Young Men's
Christian association huts in France.
One letter was received from Rev.
Titus Lowe, pastor of the church.
Another letter has been received
from H. C Cland of Ashley, O., who
has just returned from France. While
in Bordeaux he frequently met tnd
visited with Rev. Mr. Lowe, whom
he reports to be in the best of
health and thoroughly enjoying his
work with the American expedition
1 ary forces.
NEW DUTIES HERE
Former Member of The Bee
Staff Now Official of the
Ernest Julian, who worked on The
Bee as a reporter 20 years ago, re
turned this week to assume his new
.duties as assistant general manager of
the Wesern Newspaper Union and
right hand man to n. H. rish. vice
president and general manager of the
big newspaper service organization
that has its headquarters in this city.
Mr. Julian was manager of the
principal eastern ofhce of the com
pany with headquarters in New York
He came to The Bee 20 years ago
from Dawes county, where he en
joyed the distinction of being the
youngest editor in the state. He was
editor of the Dawes County Journal
Mr. Julian was on. of a notable
staff of reporters who worked on The
Bee during the days of the Omaha
expositions, every one of whom has
made good in a big way in newspaper
work or other fields of activities.
After leaving The Bee he joined the
forces of the Western Newspaper
union and has been connected with
that organization ever since. For sev
eral vears he was manager ot tne
Lincoln office and has a wide ac
quaintance among Nebraska publish
ers. Mr. Julian and his family are living
at the Blackstone hotel.
High School Principal
Talks on Patriotism
"Patriotic Education" was the text
of a talk made by J. G. Masters,
principal of Central High school, to
200 Young Men's Christian associa
tion night school students at their
10th annual student banquet last
night. He commerced the students
for taking advantage of an oppor
tunity to train their minds for some
thing bigger and better in the hope
that they may be of value to their
country when the time comes.
Ten officers from Fort Omaha,
who are taking instruction in French,
were among the guests.
L. M. Whitehead acted as toast
master. Other speakers and their
topics were: John W. Welch, "Food
'Conversation';" Edwin Puis, "War
Poems;" Frank Builta, "War Savings
Stamps;" Alfred C. Thamsen, "Over
Briej City News
Have Boot Print It New Beacon Preii,
Military Wrist Watchet Edholm, jeweler
John Davles jr. has gone to San An
tonio to work for the war department
as a bricklayer.
OCR ELECTRIC WASHERS will
pay for themselves. Special terms.
Robt. G. Druesetlow & Co.. stocks
and bonds and local securities, 860
Omaha Nat Bank Bldg.
Have moved my offices from 306-7-8
McCague Bldg. to 606 First National
Bank Bldg. - Charles Battelle, lawyer.
Clan Gordon No, 63 will celebrate
Burns' birthday on January 27 at
Swedish auditorium, 1609 Chicago
Lean pork chops, 25c Der pound.
Sirloin steak, 22 He per pound. Ham-
Durger and sausage, I7c per pound.
vvasnington Marjcet, 1407 Douglas.
Stars Added to Flag Additional
stars have been added to the Union
Pacific headquarters service flag. Now
there are 154 blue stars on the white
field of the flag.
State Bank of Omaha, corner Six
teenth and Harney streets, pays 4 per
cent on time deposits; three per cent
on savings' accounts. All deposits in
this bank are protected by the de
positors' guarantee fund of the state
of Nebraska. Adv.
Omaha Boy Is Transferred Word
has been received that Bert F. Krelle,
who has been in the Three Hundred
and Fortieth artillery at Camp Funs
ton, has been transferred to the Three
Hundred and Thirty-fourth auto
truck company at Fort Meyer, Va. -
John Loomis Arrives In London
A cablegram received by N. H.
Loomis announces the safe arrival
of John U. Loomis in London. Young
Loomis sailed from New York to be.
come an attache of the United States
embassy In London. He was grad
uated from the Omaha schools and
subsequently studied law.
War Savings Office Moves. War
savings committee has moved from
1612 Farnam street to Thirteenth and
Farnam streets. The change in loca
tion was made today. The new
quarters are larger and more commo
dious. A larger corps of voVunteer
assistants can be handled much more
readily In the new location, and the
work of selling thrift stamps greatly
Paxton & Ylerling Elect Paxton &
Vierling iron works held its thirty
second annual meeting and re-elected
the old board of directors and officers.
Directors are: C. J. Vierling, Louis
Vierling, A. J. Vierling, B. J. Scannell
and F. R. Vierling. Officers: C. J.
Vierling, president; A. J. Vierling,
vice president and general manager;
Louis Vierling, secretary and treas
urer; F. R. Vierling, assistant man
ager. Bnilt Since Tornado With the
completion of the new Crosby-Smith
garage afr- Twenty-fourth and Lake
streets by Alex Beck, this will give two
solid blocks of buildings on the east
side of Twenty-fourth street from
Lake to Willis avenue, all erected
since the tornado. They are the
Knowles garage, the Storz building,
the Crosby-Smith garage, the Stand
ard laundry and the Carey Clean
ing company. . ',
Scandinavian Y. W. C. A. Elect
At the annual business meeting of the
Scandinavian Young Women's Chris
tian association officers for the com
ing year were elected: Recording sec
retary, Miss Bjork; president and
treasurer, Miss Marie Hoinass; vice
president. Miss Hilma Carlson; mat
ron. Miss Ellen Nelson; financial, em
ployment and membership secretary,
Miss Andrea Krath. A patriotic reso
lution was adopted.
Fine fireplace goods at sunderlands.
develooed in the
making from grains
-should be your
KO SWEETENING NEEDED
Ready CocfcsLKo Waste.
OF YELUJW PAINT
"Liberty Six" Visits Local Gro
cer During Night, Declaring
Early Closing Law Was
"We are the 'Liberty Six.' We
have just bought nine barrels of
yellow paint, and we are going to
paint the fronts of all the stores
that do not comply with the fuel
administrator's request to close at
6 o'clock. We may have flat
feet but we can paint for Uncle
Claiming the above as their "creed"
and alleging that Tuchman Bros.'
grocery and meat market, Twenty-
fourth and Lake streets, was not
closed at 6 o'clock last night, mem
bers of the Liberty Six daubed the
store front with yellow paint.
A few minutes before 11 o'clock
The Bee was notified by telephone
that the store front had been painted
yellow. The person who gave the
information said he was president of
the Liberty Six, and that it was their
intention to paint the front of every
store in Omaha that refused to com
ply with the order to close early and
"Uncle Sam needs the coal to win
this war," the informant said, "and
if any person is not patriotic enougn
to obey the order we will make it our
business to see that his place of bus
iness receives a visit from us. and we
will leave our card on the windows.
Frank Tuchman, 2770 Webster
street, one of the brothers interested
in the business, emphatically denied
the charge that they had neglected
to close at 6 o'clock.
Mr. Tuchman expressed surprise
when he learned that the daubing was
the work of an organized gang. At
first he thought it was the antics of
mischevious boys who reside in that
A reward of $25 is offered by the
firm for any information that will
lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.
Few Dependency Claims
Before District Board
Few dependency appeal, claims
have been filer! wifh the rlisfricf an.
peal board, according to Chief Clerk
nay sutton. mcticaily all the
claims for exemotion are maHi hv
registrants who are engaged in an
industrial or agricultural capacity,
and which automatically go to the
district board following classifica
tions as made by exemption boards.
Dependency claims will not be
taken UD until all the acrririiltiirat
and industrial appeals have been dis
posed of in a satisfactory manner.
a tew exemption boards in west
ern counties have undertaken to
Pass on inrlLStrial anA airrirultiiril
claims without the consent of the
FOOD CONTROL AIDS
Standard Loaf Now Sells at 9
Cents, or One-Fourth Less
Than It Did a Year Ago ;
Profits Wiped Out.
In the face of a shortage of wheat
in the world's supply, the consumer
is buying bread at less than he did be
fore the war, according to informa
tion from the Federal Food Admin
istration to State Administrator Wat
tles. For wheat in the present standard
loaf, selling at 9 cents, the consumer
pays practically one fourth less than
he did a year ago for a loaf of uncer
tain weight. The farmer who pro
duces the wheat gets about halt as
much again as he did. Speculative
profits have been wiped out and ex
cessive cost of distribution has been
pared down. The consumer and the
producer are the direct beneficiaries.
Cheaper oread lias been made a
reality," said Mr. Wattles. "With
standardization of the loaf it has been
possible to eliminate many wasteful
practices forced on the trade by lux
urious demands of the public. On a
war footing there is no cause for in
dulgence in fancy breads, extravagant
variety or extravagant distribution.
"It is said that bread is' sold in
England for less than in the United
States. That is true, but it not the
same quality of flour, since the Eng
lish flour uses more of the wheat ker
nel and British war bread includes
othet cereals and potatoes.
"A larger difference comes from
the fact that the British government
deliberately sells flour at a loss, sub
sidizing consumption to the extent
of $200,000,000 to hold down the price
of bread artificially, the loss to be
made up through taxation."
Omaha Clearing House
Elects Millard President
, At the annual meeting of the
Omaha Clearing House association
yesterday the following officers were
J. H. Millard President.
F. H. Davis Vice president.
H. S. Clarke, jr. Member commit
tee of management.
William B. Hughes Manager.
refund money if it fails. 25c
m be cheeked. a4 more aerloni eoodfc
tioni of the thro will be often srolded
bf promptlr .rln the child a do of
When docs ' the "whittle
blow" for the boys in the
There's a magnificent lesson in unselfishness and
whole-hearted patriotism being written into the new edi
tion of American History, bound in khaki.
It's a lesson that labor can profitably peruse and
one that capital must heed. ..
It's the lesson of PERSONAL SACRIFICE FOR THE
GOOD OF HUMANITY.
When we ponder over the fact that these boys of ours
never stopped to figure on "what there was in it" when
the call came for help when we figure they never ask
"what are the hours" and never hear the whistle tjhat
means "lay off work" -our petty quarrels become a re
proach to us.
While we are quarreling over how much work should
be given for so much money how many hours constitute
a day's work those valiant lads are giving their every
minute, their all even their lives for thirty dollars a
month AND THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF A DUTY
Because of their sacrifice 'we stay-at-homes are get
ting steady work at better wages than ever before in the
history of America and .the very least we can do is to
give the best that is in us now, and ever after, regardless
of our occupation, profession, wage or earnings.
Let's learn to deal fairly and squarely with each oth
er NOW so when the boys come "marching back" we
will be ready to take up the great work of rebuilding and
rearranging our domestic affairs, and help to regain, so
far as possible, what they sacrificed hen they went
It shall be both my duty and my pleasure to do my part in my
profession, and I pledge my word that excess value is returned in
durable, artistic, guaranteed dentistry for every dollar paid by my
If it ever becomes necessary for me to raise my prices in order
to keep up the high standard of workmanship and material I will
certainly raise them.
Just how I am not forced to do this but I wish to emphasize
ihe- fact that it is the QUALITY OP DENTISTRY NOT THE
- PRICE that comes first here.
Painless Withers, Dentist
423-428 Securities Bldg. 16th and Farnam Streets,
Office Hours: 8:30 A. M. to 8 P. M. Sunday, 9 to 1.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1918.
STORE NEWS FOR THURSDAY.
Phono Douglas 137.
More Splendid News From The
That Proclaims Economy in Its Broadest Sense
Women's and Misses
For Street, Afternoon and Party Wear, in the
Anniversary Sale Thursday Specially Reduced to
WONDERFUL values, every one, and a
glance will reveal the true value im
portance of the offering.
In the assortment are satin and taffeta
party dresses in all the dainty colors, silk
and serge dresses in dark colors and also
many dressy gowns in combination mate
rials made in styles that are all the very
These dresses, regardless of the former
prices, have been put into one group and
marked for Thursday at a price way below
the original selling price.
Suits Reduced 1-3 I,
Your choice of our entire stock of suits I J
Thursday, reduced fully one-third under
the original price.
Suits that are for early spring wear as
well as for present wear. All the latest
styles are featured in these suits from our
Bur(-Nah Co. Second Floor
J5. dJ :
Clearaway of Women's Sample
Kid Gloves Thursday at
$1.29 the Pair
THE assortment con-'
sists of French kid
and lambskin gloves
Sample pairs, also soiled
and mussed gloves from
our stock which have
been greatly reduced
for quick disposal. They
include silk lined and unlined mocha and cape gloves,
every pair of which has been greatly reduced to $1.29
BuriM-Naah Co. Main Floor
CAMPLE Hose for
" Women and Children
HERE'S an anniversary spe
cial of mora than ordi
nary importance. The sample
line of a big hosiery distributor
Including hose for women and
children in cotton or silk lisle,
black or whiteand seamless.
Tho values are simply ' ex
treme and if you have a hosiery
need for yourself or the chil
dren this is your opportunity.'
BurfM.-Naaa Co. Mala Floor
A Sweeping, Clearance of Women's and
Misses' Sweaters at Less Than Half Price
$3.45, $5,95, $7.95 and $12.50
PRACTICALLY our entire stock of women's
wool sweaters is included in this sweeping
jThere are all sizes in the different groups but
not all sizes in every style. There are plain and
fancy knitted sweaters, also angoras, some plain,
others with belts. With collars and without.
Practically every color desirable as well as white.
It is indeed a remarkable opportunity to secure a
good serviceable sweater at less than half the
original price and right in the face of a constantly
rising market too.
BurfM..Nah Co. 5con4 Floor
' Decorated Semi-Porcelain ' '
Dinner Ware Anniversary Sale
INCLUDING gold decorated American semi-porcelain
ware plain neat shapes: '
Cups and saucers, pair, 20c.
1 Dinner plates, each, 10c.
Soup plates, each, 10c.
"I Oatmeal bowls, each, 10c.
Round vegetable dishes, each,
Oval vegetable dishes, each,
Ijlll Bowls, each, 15c.
Meat platters, each, 15c.
Creamers, each, 15c.
Earthen Bowls, 10c
Brown glazed earthen bowls, white lined, each, 10c.
Semi-Porcelain Breakfast Set at $2.69
31-piece gold decorated breakfast set, $2.69.
Complete Dinner Service, $9.95
, 51-piece blue line and conventional patterns, complete dinner
service for six people, 9.95. ,
100-piece floral decorated dinner sets, complete service for
twelve people, $15.95.
Cut Table Tumblers, Each 10c
Star or floral cut table tumblers, cut on
thin, blown blanks.
- Floral cut sugar and creamer sets, neat
shapes, set, 59c
Heisey Glassware Special
Colonial Pattern With Grecian Border.
Goblets, each, 12 He.
Sherbets,high stem, each, 12 He
Ice tea glasses, each, 12 He
Bell and straight shape glasses, each, 10c.
Footed compote, 19c.
Two-handled nappy, 35c.
Fruit saucers, square or round, 6 for 50c.
Burfcu.Nah Co. Down Stair. Stor.
Suits At 89c
An exceptional anniversary
special for Thursday.1 Wom
en's white, medium weight cot
ton union suits, ankle length,
with high neck and long sleeves,
or Dutch neck and elbow
sleeves, also low neck and
sleeveless. We consider them
extreme values at the sale price,
89c. . '
A big lot of women's sample,
lightweight vests, white cotton,
low neck and sleeveless and
taped. Very special at 15c
Bur eti-Nah Co. Mala Floor "
SATURDAYS, 6 P. M