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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1918.
NEW COMMANDER OF AUS
FOR COiilG YEAR
Next Meeting Will Be Held in
Omaha on a Date to Be
(Frem a Staff Correspondent)
Lincoln, Feb. 22 (Special.) Ne
braska editors opened their business
session this morning at the Lincoln
hotel with reports of officers and an
address by the retiring president,
Clark Perkins of the Aurora Repub
lican.' G. L. Caswell of Iowa, field sec
retary., gave a short talk and advo
cated the matter of the state associa
tion joining the National Press asso
ciation: in order that, much more ef
fective work could be done in the
war of opposition to the print paper
trust .It was finally voted t-iat an as
sessmejit of SO cents should be made
upon each member for the purpose of
paying the' national tee.
Two Cities Bid.
Propositions came from York and
Oman as candidates tor tne nexi
meetinir of the association. This will
be a meeting for pleasure. The as
sociation holds a strictly business
meeting in which much of the enter
tainment usually given the associa
tion members is cut out and then one
After the proposition for York had
been put up by Will Mavipm and an
other York newspaper man, Mr.
Thomas, publicity man for the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Goodwin
of the Western Newspaper union at
Omaha" and ,E. G. Percell of the
Broken Bow Chief spoke in favor of
Omaha as, the plaqe to meet. The
vote stood. Omaha34;, York, 22.
W. P Wortman, president of the
Iowa Press association, was present
and was called on for a talk. He
spoke .for a few minutes, reviewing
the history of the Iowa association
and relating some stories applicable
to the present situation.
A bill presented by C C Johns for
$249 was ordered laid on the table
until such time as a better understand
ing could be had as to what the bill
covered, It was represented that while
Mr. Johns was secretary of the asso
ciation. t position which he held for
several years, that he had advanced
some money to the association, but
admitted that he had kept no records
and wat unable, to satisfactorily ex
plain just what' the advance was made
for. ?r- '
" recking Crew Absent.
The "wrecking crew," which was so
much in evidence af the banquet last
night, did not show up at the morning
session, and so speeches went through
without any effort at interruption, as
was made last night.-The crew which
persisted in shooting things at the
speaker! last night consisted of the
following named literary ."pirates ajal
beachcombers; " '
II. O. Ferguson, head wrecber;
Frank E. Helvey, Lincoln; machinist;
apprentices, A. B. Wood, Gering
Courier? Doc Tanner, Omaha Demo
crat; Adam Breede, Hastings Trib
une; Will C. Israel, Havelock Post;
Lee MetcaHefi State Home Philos
opher; A. D. Scott, Edgar Sun; J. O.
Goodwh, Western Newspaper union.
Omaha; George Foxworthy, Western
Newspaper :Utiion, Linmoln, and some
others .whom the authorities were un
able tj identify fe vTW"
This, afternoon.. iwhile , the "men
folks" were' liolding forth in a busi
ness session the women, of the asso
ciattoni.vere the guests. of the State
Journals the Orpheunj, personally
conducted by J. C Scacrtst, business
manager of that paper.
i Election of Officers. :
This' afternoon after an address of
welcome by Mayor J, E. Miller, to
which Lieutenant- Governor Howard
-responded. ..officers ; were elected as
President,. C. B, Cass. Ravenna
News: vice president. Will C. Israel,
HavelddU Post; secretary. A. D. Scott,
Edgar Sun; treasurer, F. O. Edge-
comb. Geneva Signal. Executive com
mittee, Adam. Breede, Hastings; E. R.
Purcell. Broken Bow; II. M. Davis,
Ord. and- JL F. Furey. Hartington.
Mr. Breede and Mr. Purcell. who
are old members of the board, will
draw lots to see who Alls the short
term of one year held iy Mr. Israel,
'whose election as rice president
caused his resignation from the exec
Field' Secretary Reports.
G. L. Caswell, field secretary, sub
mitted his report covering the period
he had been selected for. lhe pro
gram was then carried but, as follows:
"Hints on. Foreign Advertising," A.
S. Borglum, manager Darlow Adver
tising company, Omaha,
Election of officers for ensuing year.
"Subscriotion Expirations and COl
lections, J. G. Alden, York Repub
Reading of correspondence and mis
"Comoasing Machine Care and
Cost of Composition," A. H. Bak
haus, Pierce Leader.
Rec-ort on ouestionnaire on news
paper and job printing prices, C. G.
Carlton, Oakland Independent.
; Program on South Side
A Washington's birthday program
will be given at the South Side Social
Settlement, Saturday at 3 o'clock.
Edward and Harry Ault, Helen
Nightingale, Paul Jacobson, Ida
Lustgarten, Sophia Vondrak and Roy
Fredlund will take part
i Folk dancing for children at 4
o'clock will be followed by social dan
cing from 7 to 8:30 p. m. There will
be dancing lessons for adults between
8:30 ..nd 9. followed by social dancing.
Bellevne college glee club will give
a program for the Russian Pro
gressive club which meets Sunday
afternoon at 3. The music is at
4:30 p. m. .. . .
Farmers' Institute Closes;
$300 Raised for Red Cross
Atlanta, Neb., Feb. 22.(Special.)
The thirteenth annual farmers' in
stitute closed Thursday after a two-
; Canned fruit and pastry, together
' with pigs, butter and chickens, which
, were awarded prizes, were sold at
! auction - for the benefit of the Red
! Cross, bringing more than $300.
iw ' pn
1 Kfif$ III
I Ah J i
In the recent shakeup of the Aus
trian staff on the' Italian front. Gen
eral Szetozar Borocvjc was appointed
to succeed Archduke Eugene as com
mander of the entire enemy front
against ' Italy. -The new Austrian
commander is noted for defensive tac
tics and his appointment is construed
as confirminflr reports that Austria in
tends to maintain a detensive attitude
along thejtaliaff.frqntr , v
Amended Complaint Charging
Eightt Offenses Recorded in
Case of Accused De
Assuring Normal Supply
Manufacturers of essential food
products will be able to secure their
full necessary requirements of sugar
this season, according to information
which came yesterday to Gurdon W.
Wattles, federal food administrator
"Shipments from Cuba are steadily
increasing, says iioover in nis ad
vice to Wattles, "and when car short
age is relieved supplies of sugar will
be available for necessary preserva
The order applies particularly to
packers of fruits, condensed milk and
for the preservation of such vege
tables as necessary. The house wife
will also be assured of necessary sugar
for use in preserving.
lhis relief lias been desired by
manufacturerswho have been limited
In the past," says Mr. Wattles. "The
first limitation cut them down to IS
per cent of their normal supply. This
amount' was afterwards, raised to 70
Now tne new order practically as
suring normal supply will permit nor
mal, output to be resumed and will
be welcomed by manufacturers af
fected." Young Nebraska Volunteer
Dies at Deming, New Mexico
Fairbury. Neb., Feb. 22. (Special
Telegram.) The funeral services of
Curtis McAndles. was held at the
Presbyterian church this afternoon,
Rev. Mr. Hurliburg officiating. '
This young man was one. of the first
to volunteer his services at the out
break of war with Germany, enlist
ing at Lincoln, April 9,- 1917, with
Fourth ,r Nebraska , volunteers. He
was later transferred to 127th heavy
artillery at Deming, N. M.
His death occurred at a Hospital
near that point and the remains were
sent here for burial.
rile is survived by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. D. McAndles, of this
In -compliance with a proclamation
issued by Mayor Uenney, all stores
were closed during the funeral scry
ices this afternoon.
Murdock Farmer Held
For Threat on President
Lincoln. Neb.. Feb. 22.Charged
with threatening the life of President
Wilson, E. E. Marshall, a farmer of
Murdock, Neb was today held pris
oner in the county jail here pending
a orelimmarv hearing tomorrow be
fore United States Commissioner H.
Marshall was arrested at Murdock
bv a deputy United States marshal
. He denied the charge, the deputy
said, but confessed he was opposed
to the war.
"See 'Geb-ll' Peel
Oil That Corn"
Leav the To as Smooth as th
Palm of Your Hand.
Th eorn never drew tht "Gets-H" will
not net. It never irritates the flesh, never
meket your toe ore. Jut two drops ot
"Uets-It" end presto ! the corn-psin vanishes.
Shortly you can peel the corn right ott with
Lincoln, Feb. 22. (Special.) A
new complaint has been filed with
County Judge G. A. Ireland of Burr
county against John E. Elliott, former
cashier of the Farmers' State bank
of Decatur, which failed some time
ago. But three counts wre included
in the former complaint, but the 4iew
papers contain eight, the first being
a general specification of the mis
demeanors charged against Elliott
while cashier of the bank.
The second charges Elliott with
making a false report to the state
banking board of the condition of
the bank; the third charges him with
causing to be published in the De
catur Herald a false report of the con
dition of the bank; the fourth charges
illegal misappliance of the funds of
the bank; the fifth with making false
entries in the books of the bank; the
sixth covering the same ground as
the fifth count; the seventh with us
ing the funds of the bank to pay
personal attorney's fees for which the
bank was in no wise responsible and
eighth with practically the same of
fense as the seventh.
A letter from Attorney Herbert
Rhodes, county attorney of Burt
county, to the attorney general states
that Elliott is at Hot Springs a the
bedside of a brother who is very ill,
but that he is expected home tomor
row and as soon as he arrives the
papers will be served. He also states
that Mr. Hopewell. Elliott's attorney,
is of the opinion that he will not be
ready for trial at the coming term' of
the district court.
Spinal Meningitis Claims
. Victim at Grand Island
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 22.
(Special Telegram.) Carl Hee, 61
years old, died Friday of cerebro
spinal meningitis, following quickly
the death of his son, Fred Hee, of the
same disease. The mother, two
daughters, one son and Mrs. Hoes, a
nurse, are quarantined.
Another son, Harry Hee, connected
with one of the local banks is in the
city but was quarantined out of the
home. The death of Fred Hee oc
curred on February 9, after only a
few days' illness. Hee niovdd to
this city from Chapman, about four
years ago and was employed in the
Union Pacific yards.
Madison County Council
Of Defense Reorganized
Norfolk. Neb.. Feb. 22.-(Soecia!
Telegram.) During a meeting of
the Madison county Council of De
fense held here Friday afternoon a
committee on resolutions announced
that it found sufficient reasons for a
reorganization of tne council. An
other committee was appointed to
make plans for this reorganization
and report at a meeting to be held
here March 15. It is hinted that some
of the officers have not been active
enough and to speed op work on va
rious campaigns, reorganization will
be made. No German language will be
allowed in any schools of the county.
Military Honors Accorded
Soldier Dead From Pneumonia
Table Rock, Feb. 22. (Special.)
Corporal John Lee Brown, 23 years
old, who died of pneumonia at Camp
Lody, N. M., last Friday, was the
first Table Rock lad to forfeit his
life in Ae service of his country. The
body was brought here for burial.
During the funeral services all the
business houses were closed, and the
flags at the school house and in the
public square were at half mast. The
public schools were closed. The
Home Guards attended the funeral
and the usual military salute over
the grave was given at the cemetery.
Well Known Traveler
Is Dead of Paralysis
Cambridge, Neb.. Feb. 22. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Edward G. Thomp
son, traveling Salesman of Kansas
City, had a paralytic stroke at a lo
cal hotel last night and died a few
hours later. Mr. Ihompson traveled
in this territory for 30 years. His
bonywa. seqt to Kansas City.
It'a Wonderful to See "Gets-It" Peel off Corn
your fincer and there yoa are pain-tree an4
happy, with the toe as smooth and corn-free
as your palm. "Gets-lt" ia the only safe way
la the world to treat a eorn or callus. It
the sura way the way that never fails. It
li tried and true used b- millions every
rear. It always works, "Geta-It" snake eut
tin and diseins at a eorn and fussinc with
bandages, salve or anything else entirely
1 "Gets-It" Is sold by all drutstst (yoa
need pay no more than 2S cental, or It will
be sent direct by X .Lawrence a Co., Vhl
gold In Omaha and recommended as the
world' best eorn remedy by Sherman
McConnell Drug Co. Stores,
COLONEL VANDEEBILT IS
CHIEF OF STAFF TILL
REGULAR IS NAMED.
Washington's Birthday Sees
Trusty Hatchet Still in Use
Walter Reed, negro, was unduly
jealous of the homage paid George
Washington for being a truthful boy,
and desired a little notoriety for him
self. Instead of making the cherry
tree the mark for bis trusty axe, he
chose Ralph Martin, 20 years old, ne-
fro waiter in a restaurant on North
Martin told the police he went to
bis room Thursday night to find Reed
comfortably ensconed in his bed, and
not desiring that gentleman's com
pany he returned to the restaurant
Friday morning Reed entered the
restaurant in high dudgeon and de
manded to see Martin.
He was directed to the basement,
where Martin was cutting wood. Reed
accused Martin of stealing $4 from
him while he slept Martin denied
the theft and a fight ensued.
Reed escaped, but police predict an
early capture and express the wish
that he will further emulate the
"father of his country" by admitting
From nmr Mean? Neighbors
Colonel Cornelius Vanderbilt, com
mander of the 102d engineers at Camp
Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C, has
been designated acting chief of staff
of the 27th division, filling the vacancy
caused by the promotion of Colonel
H. H. Bandholtz. Colonel Vanderbilt
will serve, however, only until a new
chief of staff is selected by the War
department. According to the tables
of organization the chief of staff must
be a colonel of the regular army.
Coroner's Jury in Tell Case
Makes No Recommendation
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 22. (Spe
cial.) The jury summoned by Cor
oner Suhr to investigate the death
of James Kellogg at the hands of
William Tell, both colored, made no
additional findings and no recom
mendations as to prosecution.
Tell was himself a witness at the
inquest and repeated his first state
ment that he saw a revolver in the
hands of Kellogg and, therefore,
armed himself with the determina-
A Banking company is pre
paring to enter the state of Ne
braska. Its business is to fi
nance the purchase of trucks,
farm tractors and deal in auto
mobile dealers' paper.
Owing to the rapid increase
in this form of banking, the
company is going to soon offer
an allotment of its treasury
stock to be sold in this state of
Companies now doing this
kind of banking are making
50 and safety.
The officers and directors
are experienced business men.
A letter telling how much you
can invest will bring you fur
ther information. Adress W.
A. McWhorter. Fontenelle
John Uoaehan, a H. Webb and Miles
Moon went to Omaha Wednesday.
Mr. and Urs. Jansen are rejoicing- over
the birth of a daughter, bora February 14.
Mrs. J. V. Lelitelt gave a valentine party
for the Valley Camp Olrla and friends
Thursday evening. On account of Mrs. Len
tell moving Into the country she resigned
a guardian and Miss Katherins Nielson
was chosen by the girl to take her place.
Mrs. H. Wallstroem spent Wednesday In
Mrs. Janetta Jackson left last week for
Schuyler to care for a lady who is sick.
Mrs. Balr and son of Omaha visited her
aunt, Mr. Wallstroem Wednesday and
The regular monthly meeting of the
Women's Christian Temperance union was
held last Friday afternoon at the home of
Mlsa Gertrude Reynolds went to Omaha
Thursday to attend the wedding of her
sister. Miss Reynolds.
Mrs. Glen Condron returned aSturday
from Camp Funston, where she has spent
several weeks with her husband.
Newton W. Gaines of Fremont began a
series of gospel services in the Methodist
Episcopal church on Monday evening
Mr. Nordqulat of Mead purchased Thomas
Orr'i farm at $200 per acre and will take
possession March 1. Mr. Orr and children
will move to California.
The public sale of George Harshman, Jr.,
was hold last Friday. Mr. Harshman and
family wUl leave soon for Perkins county
where tbey will reside.
Mrs. Ora B. Copes entertained the
Woman'a club Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. E. G. Spencer of Talmags was here
Thursday for a visit with her parents.
Claude Durham returned the latter part
ot the week from a two months' stay at
The school gave a patriotic program for
the benefit of the Junior Red Cross at the
opera house Friday night.
Henry Hunterman was at Omaha this
week with two cars of cattle.
Miss Edna Johnson of Bumner is spending
th week with relatives in this city.
Miss Nlta Francis was at Dunbar over
Sunday for a visit with her parents.
Henry Maseman, Jr., will leave the first of
the week for Bertrand, where he and family
will reside on a farm.
Charles E. Everett was a state capltol
visitor this week.
Henry Srhram of Riverdale. Neb., IS
visiting Fapillion relatlvea this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Brown and daughter.
Marguerite, are spending a few days with
Captain Karl Brown at Fort Dodge. Ia.
Bert Calloway, who has been with the
United States army in Hawaii, is visiting
his mother. Mrs. William Calloway. He
left Thursday for Fort Monroe.
The Presbyterian Sunday school will have
a patrlotlo program Sunday.
tioh to shoot first. Tell admitted that
Kelogg had not exactly been a friend,
but no further information was obtained.
Fetterman Into Service.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 22. (Special ) Major
A. D. Fetterman, inspector general of
the Nebraska National Guard, who
lives at Hyannis, has been ordered to
report to Fort Robinson for induc
tion into the federal service as a
major in the department of the in
spector general of the United States.
That extra room will pay your coal
bill. Rent it through a Bee Want Ad.
Five Army Teams Playing
In Panama Canal Circuit
The Fanama Canal Zone league
has been under way more than a
month now, having started on De
cember 16, and according to word
received from the zone interest is
great There are five army teams
and three teams representing civil
ians in the league and the army men
are pulling strong for one of their
teams to win the pennant this season,
something none has been able to do
in the past
A Good Argument.
As he dislikes motor cars, a. country squlra
always kept good horses. Recently ha
bought a handsome mare and a few days
later asked his groom what he thought of
the new arrival.
"She's a fine-looking animal, sir," replied
the man, "but I'm afraid she's a Mt
"Why do you think so?" questioned tfe
"She doesn't seem to tak to no one,
sir. She can't bear me to go Into her bo
to groom her."
Oh, she'll settle down In s few days.'
the squire reassured him. Everything's
strange to her, you know. X don't thlnls"
thire'a much wrong with her temper."
"Nor didn't I at first, air," replied th
groom. "But. you see( she' kicked me
out o' that there box twice already, and.
when you come to think of It, that's very
Origin f "Ukulele."
A Honolulu authority derides the spelling
of "ukulele," given by a newspaper in tne
United States to a Portugal music instru
ment at one time popular In the Hawaiian
Islands. If a phonetic spelling la desired
oo-koo-lay-lay" is recommended, but from
the general tone of the article dealing with
this subject It would appear that there Is
some diffidence in pressing either the In
strument or its nsme upon anybody. Even
Honolulu has evidently heard enough ot the
ukulele. Christian Science Monitor.
The boy came into the house weoptng
nd his mother was naturally solicitous.
What't the matter, Willie?" she asked-
The boy across the way hit me," he
"Oh. well. I wouldn't cry for that." she
returned. "Show that you can be a little
"I ain't crying for that," he retorted.
"Then what are you crying for?"
"He ran Into the house before 1 could
get at him." Philadelphia Ledger.
A mud-bedraggled Tommy was plodding
wearily toward the base when a subaltern
stopped him. '
"Do you know that yonr regiment Is In
the front line now? Why aren't you there?"
"Well, sir," the Tommy explained, "w
were Just going over the top when the of
ficer shouted; 'Strike for home and glory,
lads!' All the others struck for glory, but I
struck for home." London Answers.
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If you wish to purchase, make
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