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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1918.
Omaha Man Pleads With Ro
. tarians to Back Boy Scouts
in Building Or
Ce(;; Rapids, la., Feb. 22. John
V. Welsh of Omaha in an address
t to the Tenth district Rotary con
vention today made a plea that the
national organization get behind the
Boy Scouts to encourage them and
assist them in building up the organ
Sioux Falls and Omaha are the
candidates for the Jiext year's con
vention. The city will be chosen at
the June meeting.
Prospective Revival of
Whaling in New England
Ihe return of the brig Viola to
New Bedford with a $75,000 catch of
sperm oil and ambergris reminds us
that New Bedford is once more a
whaling port, and that the fine old
practical school tor , sailor men, the
whale ship, still sails the sea. Twelve
hundred and fifty barrels of sperm
oil and 121 pounds of ambergris spells
no small profit for owners and crew.
In the days that antedated petroleum,
the decade before the civil war, whale
ships by the hundred sailed out of
New Bedford and not only made for
tunes for their owners, but furnished
training for hardy seamen that made
the American sailor the pride of the
sea. Then came "coal oil," to take
the place of whale oil for lamps, and
the industry languished and all but
died out. New Bedford prospered n
manufacturing rather than whaling.
The old brigs rotted at the wharves
and the romance of their adventurous
voyages to all seas passed into tradi
tion. The country lost by the change.
A race of hardy mariners passed. Cot
ton manufacturing is a lucrative and
honorable business, but the mill op
erative is a poor figure of a man com
t pared with the husky, hardy, self-reliant
seaman that the whaling bred.
Strangely enough it is the battle
ship that relaunched the whale ship.
The modern battleship is a mighty
machine, and it was found that for
use in certain bearings of its ponder
ous engines nothing would take ihe
place of "case" oil. There is in the
head of the sperm whale a great
cavity that holds barrels of this
strangely clear oil, a lubricant that
does not disintegrate under great heat
and nressure. As battleships grew in
size and number the world over, the
demand for case oil for their bearings
sent the whalers to sea again. The
from the seas. The rig revived, and
hulls that no one dreamed would ever
sail the shoals again passed Nan
tucket, outward bound. New Bedford
is once again a whaling port Rusty
harpoons shine, the line smoices in
the chocks and from many a mast
head in the Spanish Main the
shout "Ah blow!" resounds. Boston
Courtship in Bulgaria
. Modern and Primitive
Bulgarian youth of the two sexes
meet frequently, and their courtship
nictnms ar at the same time modern
and primitive. The popular meeting
place in a Bulgarian vinage is mc
spring, to which every household
must send for water. Hither comes
the peasant girls in brilliant costumes
with the pails carried over their
shoulders on yokes. And where the
.... n . . .1 .f
girls go thitner nocK tne youin siai
wart fellows in short breeches, em
broidered jackets and round caps.
Here is enacted the ancient story of
Jacob and Rebecca, and here a mod
ern youth has plenty of chance to
court a girl. He may fill and carry
her pails 'for her, he may beg the
.flower from her hair and put it behind
his ear or he may invite her to meet
him at the husking bee that night
The husking parties are gatherings
where boys and girls chaperoned by
an old woman husk corn for some
neighbor, then join in singing folk
songs or dancing their circular dances,
and finally sup on some of the corn,
which has been boiled for them in a
great pot. What better chance could
there be for encircling Olga's waist
or stealing a kiss from Tinka or
whispering in Blagoya's ear?
Not seldom the party is broken up
by the sudden rush of one of the
y'iung men, who, seizing a girl in his
arms, carries her off to his home. Or
dinarily the girl is entirely satisfied
' with this proceeding; indeed, openly
or indirectly she may have excited it
by her fascinations. The Bulgarian
' girl knows well the art of flirting and
pleasing, although she is frank and
friendly, lacking the mysterious
charm lent by veil and seclusion.
This marriage by capture, such as
was practiced by our tribal an
cestors, is consecrated the next day
by the orthodox religious service,
when the tall-hatted, long-robed vil
liage priest unites the two lovers in
legal wedlock. World Outlook.
' Emmer Better Than Wheat
In the Arid Districts
' is emmer, but it has been used in the
Old World for at least 6,000 years.
The wild emmer found in Palestine
is believed to be the original grass
from which wheat has been devel
i .iped. The Scientific American tells
how Prof. B. C. Buff urn of Worland,
Wyo., brought some emmer seed
from Palestine ten years ago and has
experimented with it in true Burbank
: - style. . .
Prof. Buffum bred it selectively un
til he overcame its sharp spinelike
beard, and then distributed it to farm
ers for trial. In the arid regions to
the east of the Rocky mountains it
grows , far better than wheat, crops
(mm fi tn 180 bushels ter acre
being harvested, the higher amounts
Flour made from emmer is a little
richer than wheat in protein, carbo
hydrates and mineral matter, and 3
per cent more of its protein and 4 per
cent more of its carbohydrates are
digestible; The perfect balance of
the ration it supplies and its nigti
mineral contents make it the only
L-nrtwn amnnff tne cereais.
Mills for grinding emmer into flour
and breakfast cereals have already
: been built m Wyoming ana uoioraao.
1 The meal is becoming known in
- the far west as a breakfast food, but
k there is no reason why it should not
t be ground into flour and used for
. t bread. New York World. '
Americans Must Overcome
Softness in War Service
Chicago, Feb. 22. Some form of
service is necessary to the develop
ment of proper citizenship, Dr.
Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of
Leland Stanford university, said in an
address today before the Congress of
National Service, which opened a
three days' session yesterday under
the auspices of the National Security
"America has been raised 'soft' and
has to harden," said Dr. Wilbur. "We
are suffering from our prosperity and
now have to face the ugly, hard facts
of the war. Six months from now we
will be a changed nation.
"Our children now are being
brought up in the school of war, and
will get training of an international
sort Unfortunately the children of
this generation are growing up look
ing upon the German in the same way
that the generation before did upon
the Apache Indian, as cold, cruel, re
m?"e!ess' .?,s ? vinous, clever savage.
Th.s will interfere with the need
we have of studying our enemy,
which is the first move in defense.
To give up the study of any foreign
language, including German, at the
present time is to play the ostrich
.Some form of service is absolutely
vital to the proper development of
citizenship. It must be a part of the
life of each boy and girl part of their
'This sen-ice must be associated
with our educational system. It must
include adequate physical training for
all, military training for a large per
centage and some form of national
service for all."
When someone stops advertising,
Someone stops buying.
When someone stops buying,
Someone stops selling.
When someone stops selling,
Someone stops making.
When someone stops making,
Someone stops earning.
When everybody stops earning,
Everybody stops buying.
Two wrongs don't make a rlirht. Still"
A senator was discussing the food control
"While th bill has Its drawbacks," h.
went on, "there would be worse drawbacks
without It, and to we can face our opponents
like the lady.
" "My love,' her husband said to this lady,
'you spend all your money rettlne; your palm
"She smiled sweetly.
' 'And you, dear,' she retorted, "spend all
yours getting your nose red.' " Washing
Nebraska Congressmen and
Leading Republicans of
Lower House Discuss
of The Omaha Hee,
1311 O Street.
By EDGAR C. SNYDER,
Washington, D. C, Feb. 22. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Acting Minority
Leader Representative F. H. Gillett
gave a largely attended dinner to a
number of leading rrnnhlirans Thurc.
day night at the Metropolitan club,
tne guests including Representatives
Sloan and Reavis of Nebraska, Mon
dcll of Wyomine and Towner of
All the republican members of the
wavs and means rnnim!tti r
present, the leading republicans on the
interstate and foreign commerce
committee, the judiciary, military af-
tairs ana ruies committees.
The dinner was planned to bring
together the various elements in the
house and included Representatives
Lenroot and Cooper of Wisconsin,
Campbell of Kansas and Kahn of the
military affairs committee.
The guests discussed the republican
American Troops Take
Over Another Sector
On the French Line
(Hy Asovliit'il Press.)
With the American Army in
France, Feb. 22. In a patrol fight,
Americans from units under in
struction in the famous Chemin-Des-Dames
sector killed one Ger
man and captured another. One
American was slightly wounded.
This is the first time it has been
permitted to reveal the fact that
new American units have entered
the line. The troops have been
there for some time, suffering
slight casualties, but their presence
was kept secret until it was cer
tain the enemy knew they were
has been in Washington for a fort
night on matters before the commis
sioner of internal revenue, left for the
Anton Dredla of Crete is in the
national capital on a short visit.
Representative Lobeck delivers an
address before a conference of Swed
ish Lutheran ministers in Baltimore
position on pending legislation, in
cluding the railroad bill and the war
corporation bill. It was generally
thoueht the republicans vhmiM sun-
port the house railroad bill. Nothing
was done with reference to the war
President Hayes of the Peru Nor
mal school and President Conn of
the Wavne Normal are in Wasliino-.
to'j to attend a meeting of school
men on Otir rural ftrlnratinn rilUrl K
J. L. McBrien, formerly of Nebraska,
now director of rural triiirati'nn tin.
der the United States bureau of edu
Edward M. Martin of Omaha, who
Widely Known Churchman
Denver. Colo, Feb. 22. Rev. T. C.
llilT, widely known throughout the
United States for his work in home
missionary and o ther church work
of the Methodist Episcopal church, is
reported critically ill today at St.
Luke's hospital. lie is not expected
His home is in Los' Angeles. He
is 73 years old.
He served through the civil war and
was a missionary in the Rocky moun
tains from 1870 to 1901, and also was
superintendent of the Utah mission
at Salt Lake City.
U. S. Soldiers Plot to
Shoot Their Officers
Camp Lewis, Wash., Feb. 22. Four
national army soldiers are held in the
ii. . .
guarunouse toaay awaiting a presi
dential warrant from Washington
which will mean their internment as
enemy aliens who plotted not only to
shoot their officers the first time they
got into action in Europe, but also to
deliver all the American soldier's in
their organization to the German
Train Tonr Skin. ,
It Is pretty generally believed that ex
posure to cold and wet weather will bring
on the disorder known as a "cold."' But
sensitiveness to cold Is usually due to the
fact that the nerve center controlling the
circulation of blood through the akin are
over-delicate, and exhibit a sort of hair
trigger reaction to exposure. By acoustom
lng the body gradually to cool and later
to cold baths, resistance to cold. Is aet up.
Popular Science Monthly.
1519-21 DOUGLAS STREET
REMOVAL SALE AT ITS HIGHEST
As Our New Store Will Soon Be Ready
It will be many a
long day before any
retail store in the
United States will
ever again be in po
sition to sell coats
like these at such a
price Buy for next
Off Our Entire Stock of High-Grade
Blouses in Georgette,
Crepe de Chine and
Satin all good spring
models, values to
Coats in Wool Velour, Kerseys and
many other materials, navy, brown,
green and beet root colors. Values at
$25.00 to $35.00, at $12.75.
We Are Giving the Most Drastic Price Re
duction to Make a Quick End to All Our Re
maining Coats. Nothing Reserved-The Finest
Garments Included In this Ciean-Up Sale-BE
HERE TOMORROW-BARGAINS OF A LIFE
TIME. THREE HUNDRED COATS
THREE BIG GROUPS
VALUES UP TO $65.00
LOT 2--COATS i LOT 3--COATS
Coats in Wool Velour, Broadcloth, Bo
livia cloth in season's leading colors.
Some beautiful fur and velvet trimmed,
other plain tailored lines. Values $35.50
to $39.50, at $18.75.
Here is a group of coats in all the latest
materials and coloring. Coats that will
be worth three times the price next
season. Values to $55.00, at $24.75.
ALL OUR BETTER COATS GO
Coats are Pom Pom, finest Wool Velour, Broadcloth. Col
ors are burgundy, navy, green, taupe and brown. There are only
37 of these coats, worth $65.00 to $05.00. All these coats will be
just as good style next season as they are all exclusive models.
$65.00 Coat Values,
$75.00 and $79.50
$85.00 to $95.00 Val
FINAL REDUCED PRICES ON
PLUSH AND VELVET COATS
Plush Coats worth $35... $21.95
Plush Coats worth $39.50 to
Plush Coats, worth to $55, $32.95
Plush Coats, worth to $75, $44.50
Velvet Coats, worth $45, $29.75
Velvet Coats, worth $75, $46.50
Velvet Coats, worth $35, $52.50
Velvet Coats, worth $125, $62.50
These Coats Will Be Worth Three Times These
Prices Next Season.
All New Spring Models
Worth $25.00 to $35.00.
All go in this final wind-up sale at half
price and less to make a final clean of all
and $35.00 at
$1 Z1 .75
Your Last Chance
1 Jill 6 'Sil 1
Ttis Rous of Kuppenhslmse
At a Genuine Saving in
Price of from
8 to IS
There are no better gar
ments made than you will
find right here, and every
one the finished product of
the finest tailors in the
Specially priced from
15 to $4S22
Cramped as we are for room in our present quarters,
we must have room for Spring arrivals.
New Spring Hats
$2 to $4
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