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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1918)
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1918.
Chairman Buell Announces the
Drive Will Be Continued,
Though Quota Already
Has Been Reached.
The most unique campaign in the
history of obtaining war funds in Ne
braska reached its quota yesterday,
The Smileage campaign is "over the
top," but will still continue and be
greatly oversubscribed, according to
reoorts from the state.
Reports received at the office of
. Chairman D. C. Buell carry the cam
paign safely over the $10,000 mark,
and no report has yet Deen received
from Lincoln. Many towns in the
state have sent subscriptions directly
Cash received in Omaha today to
taled more than $8,300. and daily re
ports from towns that had not
reached their quota indicate that they
now have the balance. 1
Assist Other States.
Mr. Buell has just returned from
Washington, where he conferred with
the national campaign committee. He
was informed that Nebraska was ex
pected to raise $15,000 and assist
backward states in reaching their
quota. He assured the committee
that the necessary assistance would
Nebraska subscriptions have been
entirely voluntary and no committees
have solicited subscriptions, lne ac
tive campaign will close and a re
port made to Washington, but the
books will continue to be on sale at
sale stations in Omaha, and the prin
cipal cities of the state.
Smileage books can be secured at
all times at the Omaha federal reserve
bank. Washington committees will
continue to manage the sale of books
on a permanent basis.
Report is False.
Reports from Washington stating
the total quota of $1,000,000 had been
raised proved to be erroneous, ac
cording to the information given Mr.
Buell. The actual cash received from
the sale of books is $120,000.
Nebraska is well up among the
leaders in the sale of books.
Largest Flag in Nation
Designed for Auto Show
When the doors of the Omaha Au
tomobile show open Monday they will
disclose the Auditorium in the most
attractive garb it has worn in the
thirteen years of Omaha automobile
W. G. Colling, with the Burgess
Nash company of this city, who has
charge of the decorations, has worked
over his plai.s for several months and
now has every piece of decoration
ready to place in the Auditorium.
Tonight, at midnight, the show
management takes possession of the
Auditorium and Colling, with a big
force of men, will start work. It
means working day and night from
now on if the decorations are to be
up by Monday morning, and Colling
guarantees that they will be finished
by 11 o'clock of that day.
The theme of the decorations for
1918 is decidedly patriotic, and red,
white and blue will literally cover the
entire inside of the Auditorium and
The most striking feature of the
decorations will be an immense
American flag, which will form a can
opy over the entire ceiling of the Au
ditorium. This flag is the largest
made so far in this country, and it
has taken weeks of hard work to
build it up.
Julius Orkin Now in East
Making Second Large Purchase
Julius Orkin left recently for an
extended eastern buying trip. While
in the east he will confer with his
buyers and personally oversee the
buying of his second large purchase
of women's apparel this year.
"The shortage of clothing products
and the extremely bright outlook for
large sales in this section of the
country makes this second buying
trip necessary," said Mr. Orkin before
leaving. "The shortage of women's
clothing in the eastern factories
makes it hard to secure the
quality demanded by Omaha people.
I look for one of the biggest years
in our history and I will not return
urtil I secure an assortment that is
re to please."
Italians to Dedicate New
Church Sunday Morning
St. Ann's Catholic church, Twenty
fourth street and Poppleton avenue,
will be formally opened Sunday with
a 10 o'clock mass, served by Father
Stagono, pastor of the church.
Italians have built the church,
which will be devoted particularly to
their interests. The Benevolent so
ciety of the church will have charge
of the Sunday morning exercises.
13th Annual Convention
The Nebraska Association of Op
tometrists closed its 13th annual con
vention at the Paxton hotel Friday
morning after a session during
which J. E. McGlynn discussed prac
tical advertising, and C. C. McLeese
of Davenport conducted an experi
ence meeting. Max J. Egge of Grand
Island led a round table discussion of
all the various problems of the pro
fession. Burglars Break Into Meyers
N Hardware Store; One Hurt
Burglars entered the Meyers Hard
ware store, 2915 Leavenworth street,
Thursday night b1 breaking the sky
light and lowering themselves by a
rope. One of the men is believed to
have fallen, as the stove lid on
which he alighted was bent, and con
siderable blood was found on the
E. V. Parrish Resigns as
- Convention Bureau Official
E. V. Parrish tendered his resigna
tion as vice president of the National
Association of Convention 'Bureaus,
which held its convention at Buffalo
Thursday. Mr. Parrish was unable
to attend the convention on account
of the press of his duties with the
food administration in Omaha, and as
he is temporarily out of the conven
tion work he tendered his resignation
CIVILIZATION BOUND TO
WIN, SAYS KINO GEORGE
King George V, in his recent
speech proroguing parliament, de
ciared the entry of the United States
into the war spells the doom of bar
barism and oppression. The king
"My lords and gentlemen' Since I
have addressed you great events have
happened. Within a few weeks of
that occasion the United States of
"America decided to take their stand
by the side of this country and our
allies in defense of the principles of
liberty and justice.
Their entry into the war. followed
by that of other neutral states, has
united practically the whole civilired
world in a league of nations against
unscrupulous aggression, has lent ad'
ditional strength to our arms and in-
spired fresh confidence in the ultimate
triumph of our cause.
FORMER BEE MAN IS
Erwin R. Davenport, at One
Time Market Editor and Re
porter, Buys New York
New York papers contain extended
accounts of the sale of the Rochester
Union and Advertiser, the oldest eve
ning daily in the state west of the
Hudson river, to three young news
paper men of Elmira, one of the pur
chasers being iirwin K. Davenport,
formerly of (Jmaha.
Mr. Davenport began his newspa
per career on The Bee. He was a re
porter and market editor for ihe Bee
for some time.
He was graduated at the Omaha
High school and later from the Uni
versity of Nebraska, and began his
newspaper career doing special writ
ine for Omaha caoers.
Later on he went to New York,
buying a half interest in the Daily
Gazette of Elmira, a paper that was
at one time owned by the late Gov
ernor Hill of that state. Still later
the Gazette absorbed the Daily Star
and its owners have now branched
out into a still larger field by adding
to their newspaper properties the
Rochester Union and lAdvertiser. In
connection with the Rochester paper
is one of the largest job printing
plants in the state.
It is hinted that another Rochester
daily will be absorbed before the deal
is entirely closed.
Mr. Davenport will be the manager
of the Rochester property and will
move from Elmira to that city.
Big Improvement in Health
Conditions in U. S. Camps
Washington, Feb. 22. Health con
ditions in all American army camps
showed decided improvement during
the week ending February 15, and
for that week there was a lower death
rate in all camps than at any other
time since last November.
Deaths in all camps, regular army,
national guard and national army for
the week totaled 177, of which 96
resulted from pneumonia.
Fewer new cases of the more seri
ous diseases, especially pneumonia
and meningitis, were reported as com
pared with last week. The regulars
show the highest death rate li.v
per thousand per year.
Woman Seriously Burned
When Lamp Overturns
Miss Ada Anderson, . Fourteenth
and Burdefte streets, was seriously
burned Thursday night when she
stumbled against a table and over
turned a lamp. Her night clothing
was on fire when her screams at
tracted W. Garrett, who extinguished
the flames. She was taken to St.
Joseph hospital, where her condition
is reported critical.
Men Accused of Disloyalty
Are Forced to Kiss Flag
Nokomis, 111., Feb. 22. Twelve men
suspected of disloyalty were forced
to kiss the flag here last night by
men who visited their homes. In an
other part of the town a farewell dem
onstration was given for 12 drafted
men. who left for the national army
Public Utilities to Get Aid
From Rail Administration
Washington, Feb. 22. President
Wilson has authorized the railroad ad
ministration to interests itself in the
affairs of trolley, light and power com
panies throughout the country whose
financial standing may be endangered
by increased operating costs.
Lynch Reported Shot;
He Strongly Denies It
Bulletin: County Commissioner
"Johnny" Lynch reported shot.
Second Bulletin: Lynch denies he
has been shot.
A rumor originating in a report
to the police station that County
Commissioner Johnny Lynch had
been shot quickly spread over the
Because of the fact that Lynch
has not been seen in his usual
haunts since the verdict of guilty
was brought in ousting him from
office, the rumor gained consider
A Honing I
ale of era's
In Some Instances at Nearly 50c on the Dollar
Special purchases and a grouping of odd lots of some of the best Shoes in our
Men's Stock, permits us to announce for Saturday, a complete assortment of
sizes in wonderfully good Footwear for men, at prices which are truly as
For Men's $7.50 to $10.00
This lot includes Cordovan Tan,
Russian Calf, dark Cordo Calf and
Gun Metal Calf. English last, me
dium and heavy weight soles;
sizes from 6 to 11 and widths AA
to D; lace style.
For Men's $6.50 and $7.00
Including Tan Russia Calf with
fawn buck top; Tan Russia calf
with gray buck top and gun metal
calf with gray buck top ; practical
ly all sizes to 11 and widths A to
D. Lace style.
For Men's $4.00 and $6.00
Gun Metal Calf, Kidskin and
Tan Russia Calf; blucher and lace
styles, medium and English lasts;
Bizes are broken, but in the entire
lot we have most every size.
Boys' $4.48 to $5.98 Shoes, at $3.95 and i&ffSMt
English last, sizes 1 to 5. If we could mention the name in print, they wouldn't last many minutes as it is they will go in
Main Floor, Moa's Building
Suits and Overcoats-Two Big Lots
Saturday at $14.00 and $19.00
This is an opportunity to effect the greatest clothing savings of
the year. Next winter Suits and Overcoats of equal worth will cost
vastly more. The gathering of short lines from high priced ranges of
fers Suits and Overcoats in all styles, fabrics and sizes for men and
young men, representing the utmost value-giving obtainable, at $14.00
Don 't Make Any MistakeThese Are Wonderful
Values at $14.00 and $19.00
Young Men's New Spring 1918 Styles
Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes
The new season brings forward for the young men, something very new and
individual; a smart military type of suits, the coat, with a five-seam back giving it
the stunning shaped-in effect Young men are taking to it eagerly. New ideas in
fabrics; Gabardines, Silk Stripe Flannels, Soft Worsteds, Novelty pattern many
$20, $22.50, $25, $30, $35, $40, $45, $50 to $60
OFFICERS' UNIFORMS Omaha headquarters for officers' uni
forms and all accessories.
1500 Pairs of Trousers, $3.50, $5 and $7.50
Prices are less than they would cost to manufacture today.
Second Floor, Man's Building
ShirtsAnother Fine Lot for Saturday
$1.15, $1.45, $2.45 and $3.95
The hundreds and hundreds of men who came last
Saturday, found some of the best Shirt values that they
have ever been able to obtain here or anywhere else,
many, many months. Some men who came with the in
tention of purchasing one or two, -stayed to pick out a
dozen and last Saturday was one of the biggest selling
days we have had in months. Another lot for this Sat
urday ready for those who did not share before BET
TER COME BRIGHT AND EARLY.
Silk, and Silk and Linen, Fibre Silk, Corded
Madras, Percales and Jap Crepes 3 a m p 1 e s and
surplus stocks from some of the best makers in this
$5 to $6 Shirts, at $3.95
$3 to $5 Shirts, at $2.45
$2 to $3 Shirts, at $1.45
$1.50 Shirts, at $1.15
All sizes, hundreds of designs and the best colors. Not
all sizes in each style, but every size in the lot.
Men's $1.00 to $1.50 Neckwear, 55c and 85c
Here again we repeat an offering that sold thousands and
thousands of scarfs in the past two weeks. Another lot added for
All of the most beautiful Silks in big, generous sizes and the
very best patterns and colorings.
Men's Silk Hose at 35c a Pair
Regularly Sold at 50c to $1.00
200 dozen Men's Silk Hose, in plain and fancy Silks. All the
odd lots of fine Silk Hose from our regular stock, also one lot in as
sorted plain colors from one of the best Eastern Silk Hosiery mills.
All sizes in the lot, but not in all colors.
Main Floor, Men's Buildiof
at 6 P. M.
to Second Floor
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