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OF "GOLD SEAL"
Vote Favorably on Suggestion
of N. A. Huse of American
Press Association; Omaha
Next Meeting Place.
(From a Buff Cerrenpnndent.)
I.inrntn. Neh.. Feb. 23. f Special.)
By unanimous vote, the Nebraska
State Press association, atter listen
ing for an hour or more to N. A.
Huse, representative of the American
Tress association, adopted what is
known as the gold seal advertising
proposition of that organization
which, as their representative, Mr.
Huse is advocating all over the
Some of the editors were a little
hv hefare Mr. Huse beaan .his talk.
but his explanation and answeri of
questions put to mm soon convinced
them that his scheme would be one
for their benefit, and they agreed to
enter into a contract.
Omaha was chosen as the next
Before the talk of Mr. Huse, Mr.
Worley of the Federal Land bank at
Kansas City spoke for some time-explaining
the workings of the bank and
The association tool? a recess at
noon and were the guests of "Bob"
Johnston, manager of the Lincpln ho
tel. at a noonday luncheon. .
In the afternoon the program of
the convention was completed and
the meeting adjourned. - ,
Contest Awards Made.
In the contest for best first page
display, in which there were; more
than two dozen entries, the first prize,
$10 worth of type, went to the Nema
ha Repoblican, of which R..E. Cun
ningham is the editor. The second
prize, 25 pounds of ink, went to the
York Republican, of which J. G. Al
den is editor. The third, fourth and
fifth awards were in the way- of 'spe
cial and honorable mention and went
to Wilt C Israel of the- Havelock
Post, H. M. Davis of the Ord Journal
and B. J. Sallows of ' the' Alliance
Times. .' .
It is significant and very nonpar
tisanly" to note that .under, a demo
cratic administration the three jfirst
papers mentioned as drawing prizes,
are republican. . .
One of the features of the after
noon was an address by Lieutenant
Governor Howard on "Legislation.
He thought the newspapers should
have a better line on their represent
atives and get them to commit them
selves on newspaper legislation so
strongly that it would take and pro
duce results after they got to the leg
islature. Next Time In Omaha.
In behalf of the association a gold
watch was presented to outgoing
President Clark Perkins and the
members of the "wrecking crew and
others who have worked with Frank
E. Helvey in preparing the amuse
ment of this and past sessions. Mr.
Helvev received a solid gold watch
fob. t . ,
Mr. Thomas, publicity manager of
the Omaha Chamber, of commerce,
addressed the convention on various
topics in connection with his former
membership in the association. The
next session which will be held in
Omaha. ':::, .. ,
Table Rock to Have Free
' Hall for Public Meetings
Table Rock, Neb. Feb. 23. Spe
cial) Walter D. Hartwelt of Paw
nee City has fitted up at his own ex
pense, a conference and consultation
room, heated and lighted free to the
public, and furnished with paper, pen
cils, pen and ink for all manner of
committee meetings, church and
lodge committees, Red Cross,, council
of defense, and, farmer organizations.
West Point Man Arrested
For Alleged Disloyal Talk
West Point, Neb.; Feb: 23. (Spe
cial.) Dick Chatfield, an employe of
Schinstock Brothers, of this city, is
in jail on the charge of mH!n.g ret
marks derogatory and disloyal to the
government. He is - an American
born man, 66 years old. '
Booze Sleuths Active.
fffrnm at Utmtf pMrnmnnnAmt
Lincoln, Feb. 23. (Special.) Gov
ernor Neville received a message from
his booze sleuths today announcing
that they had soaked Joe Rathburn
of Belgrade $112 for having in his
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)U(aC3iUD quantities vi wuisivji wmc,
gin and other beverages and that at
Fullerton Pete Wredzweike was
rhrtrmA 4112 frtr tiavintf fiine rases
of wine in hit possession In his soft
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In Service In Mitchell, Neb.
Nebraska Buick AutQ Company
G. M. C Distributors
Omaha Lincoln Sioux City
Army Officer Visiting Folks
Will Do Recruiting Service
Beatrice, Neb., Feb. 23. (Special.
Lieutenant Robert Emery, who re
cently returned from Camp Cody, N.
M., for a visit at home after having
recovered from a severe attack of
pneumonia, yesterday received a tele
gram from Lieutenant Austin of
Company C, stating that the company
needed 60 more men to replace those
who had been transferred to other
companies and training camps. Lieu
tenant Austin stated that enlistments
would be received under the ages of
21 and over 31.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Snow, pioneer
residents of Beatrice, recently cele
brated their 64th wedding anniver
sary. Mr. now was the hrst black
smith in Beatrice and followed his
trade until a few years ago.
Walter Darnaur and Miss Erla
Lohmeyer, both of the De Witt
neighborhood, were married at the
Lutheran church northeast of De
Witt, Rev. Mr. Schaff officiating.
William Moeller, 15-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moeller, died
yesterday at a local hospital follow
ing, an operation lor appenaicius.
Mrs. Daisy Auman of this city,
who obtained a divorce from her
husband, Charles Auman, some time
ago, yesterday filed a supplemental
petition in the district court asking
for $30 a month alimony for the sup
port of an invalid son who is living
with his mother.
Paul Marvin, who has been en
gaged in Young Men's Christian as
sociation work at Camp Cody since
last summer, arrived in town yester
day to visit with his wife. He will
leave soon for Honolulu, H. I., where
he will take up similar work for the
Crawford Man Discovers
Wife Was Already Married
Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Married to Mrs. Georgi
ana Claxton at Crawford, Neb., De
cember 12, 1917, after having met
through a matrimonial agency and
separated from her a few weeks later,
Lewis H. Bowdish of that place came
here today to initstigate his wife's
other marriages, which she made
without getting a divorce. He dis
covered she married Samuel K. Jones,
Akron, O., in Syracuse, November 5,
1917. She said at that time her first
husband had been divorced in 1913.
Bowdish asked the district attorney
to start action against her, but was
told proceedings must originate in
Nebraska. Mrs. Bowdish admits
marrying Jones, but denies any wrong
doing, as she discovered Jones al
ready had a wife, nullifying the mar
riage. ",, .
Citizens of Eustis Attend
. Council of Defense Meet
.- Eustis. Neb.. Feb. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Washington's birthday
was celebrated here last night by a
monster attendance at the Council of
Defense meeting, E. A. Knight of
LexinKton sroke -on "Practical Pa
triotism.' A musical program and
community singing preceded the ad-
stood and sang "America."
In an effort to raise $1,050 with
which to buy yarn and other ma
terials to make sweaters and mittens
for the Sammies, the Junior Red
Cross of the local high school held
a basket social; at which baskets con
taining lunch for two were sold at
auction to the highest bidders.
Circus Signs to Appear
At Nebraska. Fair Again
(From Staff Corrcapondtnt.)
Lincoln. Feb. 23. (Special.) Man
agers of the Hagenbeck & Wallace
circus and menagerie were so well
pleased with their reception at the
Nebraska state fair last year that
they have again signed a contract
with the fair association through Sec
retary E. R. Danlelson for another
exhibition during the week of the
1918 state fair.
The fair will be held this year on
the week beginning September 1, but
the Hagenbeck & Wallace people will
not be able to reach, Lincoln until
Tuesday, because of a date to show
in Omaha on Monday of that week.
Jury Deliberates Upon
Fate of Louis W. Chobar
York. Neb.. Feb. 23. (Special Tel
egram.) At 5 o'clock this afternoon
the attorneys finished their arguments
to the jury in the case of the state
of Nebraska against Louis W. Chobar
for the murder of Albert Blender at
his home northwest of Benedict, on
the night of November 19, 1917..
The trial, which has been in pro
gress nearly all week, .hai attracted
much attention, and the court room
Tecumseh Farm Hand Held
On Bogus Check Charge
Tecumseh, Neb., Feb. 23. (Spe
cial.) Ed C. White, farm hand, 32
years old, has been arrested, charged
with issuing bogus checks on two
Tecumseh banks. Six or seven small
checks were given to Tecumseh busi
ness men, aggregating $24.50.
F.fi,; fa ' r.
Attorneys Ask New Trial for
Convicted County Commissioner
Attorneys for County Commissioner
"Johnny" Lynch have field a motion
in district court for a court order set
ting aside the verdict of guilty in the
ouster suit brought against him by
Sheriff Clark. If the order is granted
Lynch will be given a new trial in
Frank Howell, attorney for Clark,
says that he will request an immedi
ate hearing upon the motion before
Judge Sears. If the motion is de
nied judgment will be entered imme
diately removing Lynch from his of
fice as county commissioner. The mo
tion will be argued in the forepart of
next week, probably Monday.
AMOUNT OF LAND
U. S. Completes Works for Irri
gating 12,000 Acres dorado
Soil; Now Open to Home
steaders. Washington, Feb. 23. The reclama
tion service has completed the neces
sary works for watering approximate
ly 12,000 acres of public land included
in the Grapd valley and Uncompahgre.
irrigation projects in western Colo
rado and arrangements are being per
fected for their disposal to home
seekers. The land is divided into numerous
valuable and attractive farms ranging
in size from 40 to 80 acres each. Wa-1
ter will be available for 1918 irriga
tion and a crop of spring wheat can
be grown this year if settlers prepare
the land promptly.
On March 29 a drawing will be held
at Grand Junction to dispose of 5,000
acres under the Grand valley high
line canal, and on April 5 there will
be a drawing for the Uncompahgre
valley lands at Montrose, Colo. -Ap
plications for the farm units on the
Grand valley project will be received
by the project manager at Grand
Junction from March 23 up to and in
cluding 9 a. m. March 29, 1918. Each
applicant is required to deposit $3 per
acre for each irrigable acre in the
farm unit selected by him at the time
of filing. Where more than one ap
plication is made for a given farm
unit a drawing will be held to deter
mine the successful entryman.
Applications for farms under the
Uncompahgre project will be received
at the local land office in Montrose
from March 30 up to and including 9
a. m. April S, after which the draw
ing for these lands will occur. A
similar advance payment of $3 per
acre is required as in the Grand val
Aberdeen Man I sCharged
Aberdeen, S. D., Feb. 23.-J. W.
Stehly, a hardware merchant at
Hecla, near here, is held in the Brown
county jail here today, charged with
violating' the espionage act and ob
structing the draft.
He will be given a hearing, before
a United States commissioner Mon
day. Stehly is a pioneer of Brown
county. He is said to be a native of
New flagpole at Deshler.
Deshler. Neb.. Febj 23.-(Special.)
Deshler s new flag and pole were
dedicated with approximate exercises
Friday. Dr. pred Hoffmeister of Im
perial delivered 'an address in the af
ternoon and Judge f. J. Burke of
Geneva in the evening. Children of
the public and parochial schools took
part (n the program and music was
furnished by the Deshler band. The
pole is 86 feet above the ground. The
flag was made by pupils of the sew
ing department of the Deshler col
lege, as is the service flag, whjth. con
tains 35 stars, one for each boy in
the service from Spring Creek pre
cinct. Funds for flags and pole were
raised by popular subscription.
At a meeting of the Women' club
Thursday a $50 Liberty bond was
voted to the Nebraska Red Cross
Stores Close for Funeral.
Fairbury, Neb., Feb.' 23. (Special.)
Mayor C. H. Dpney issued a
proclamation closing all business
houses Friday afternoon, for an hour
during the funeral services of C. A.
McCandlass, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard McCandlass, soldier who died
of pneumonia at Camp Bayard, N.
M., on Friday, February 15.
Fairbury Woman Dead.
Fairbury, Neb., Feb. 23. (Special.)
Mrs. Yeakle, wife of County Com
missioner Yeakle, died Saturday
morning at her home near Fairbury.
Two children are left, one 4 years old,
the other a month old. M. Yeakle
was the daughter of Mr. and Mr?.
William Bonawiti of Endicott, Neb.
SUNDAY BEE: FEBKUAiCr 24, m.
The motion to set aside the verdict
is based upon the formal contentions,
first, "that there was error on the part
of the court in giving to the jury in
structions 2 to 22 inclusive; second,
that the court erred in refusing to give
to the jury instructions 1 to 49, in
clusive, submitted by the defendant;
third, because the verdict on all five
specifications is not sustained by the
evidence; fourth, because the verdict
is contrar, to law; fifth, because of
errors of law occurring at the trial,
and, sixth, because of misconduct
on the part of the jury."
The objections are those custom
arily offered in motions for setting
aside a verdict to obtain a new trial.
Former Nebraska Man
Held for Disloyalty
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 23. (Special
Telegram.) William J. Wallace, con.
tracting painter, was arrested today
by W. ' T. Wheeler, United States
deputy marshal, and is held at central
police station, waiting an order for his
internment at Fort Leavenworth.
Numerous complaints that Wallace is
a pro-German sympathizer and is dis
loyal to the United States have been
recorded by both the federal and po
lice authorities, according to Deputy
Wheeler, and the man has been un
der close surveillance for some time,
but nothing definite had been estab
lishd. Wallace declared in tears that
he had not said anything against the
president. He said that he was 14
years old when he came from Ger
many. He lived at Avoca, Neb., until
1900, -when he removed to St. Joseph.
While at Avoca he took out first
naturalization papers, but they had
not been completed and now are void.
Fined for Carrying Gun.
York, Neb.. Feb. 23. (Special Tele
gram.) Ray John Pringfe of Osh
kosh. Neb., was arrested yesterday
and brought before Judge Murphy
and fined $25 and costs for carrying
British Labor Will
Support War Program
London, Feb, 23. The Inter
allied labor conference, in session
here, reached an agreement today
to support the British war aims
In war time our output of motor cars is
reduced, because the Governirient relies upon
the Packard factory for motors and other im
portant war material
Hut the need for dependable transportation
was never so great.
Whatever the number of Twin Six cars we
can produce, they reflect unswerving devotion
to an ideal to build the best we know and
always better than before.
(J Their quality is guarded and upheld by the
same organization which for 19 years has never
lost sight of those essential elements which are
the foundation stones of Packard character.
This season's enclosed carriages are all strikingly new
designs. The lines, finish and appointments set ahigher
standard for motor vehicles. The verdict of competent
critics is that these latest Twin Six carriages mark an im
portant step in that advancement and leadership which
have been and will continue to be consistently Packard.
Jlsk the Man 'toho Owns One,
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C. OF C. IN DRIVE
Twenty-Two Committees Will
Make Canvass of City in In
terest of Omaha Com
"Off for 2,500 members!" That will
be the aim of the membership com
mittee of the Omaha Chamber, of
Commerce. The chamber has 2,150
members and wants to raise that to
the 2,500 mark.
Twenty-two committees of men
who have Omaha's welfare at heart
have been organized to make the cam
paign. More than 100 workers have
volunteered for this drive.
Should Be Supported.
The chamber has issued a little col
lection of terse reasons why the or
ganization should be supported by a
Following are some of the reasons
that will be advanced:
"It co-operates with the National
Council of Defense, the War depart
ment and the Departments of the In
terior, Agriculture, Commerce and
Labor in directing Omaha's share of
war work. .
"It is recognized in Washington as
an agency through which the govern
ment acts in Omaha to get things
"It is the first instrument in organ
izing all big national war campaigns
and dirves for Omaha.
"It develops Omaha as a military
"It conducts a constructive pro
gram for Americanization work
among the foreign born.
Always on Job.
"It is conducting a campaign for
locating in Omaha one of the big
"It maintains a - soldiers' comfort
fund, its members subscribing nearly
$1,000 a month.
"It endorses worthy subscriptions
and eharities. It withholds endorse
ment from the unworthy.
"It prepares and works for the pas
sage of desirable legislation for Oma
ha. "It maintains an industrial bureau
that has helped establish factories
and wholesale houses in Omaha.
CARS of CHARACTER
in War Time
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Ninetv-seven new industries were es
tablished in Omaha in 1917.
"It is conducting a plan to furnish
at cost 200,000 grapevines to small
and large fruit growers in Omaha.
"It is helping organize on a big
practical scale the vacant lot garden
ing in and around Omaha.
"It has laid the foundation for a
fruit and vegetable market place
where local growers may sell direct
to the consumer.
Work Is General.
"It keeps boats and barges- on the
Missouri river carrying grain anl live
"It co-operates with state and na
tion in obtaining government aid for
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An instrument built into an attractive straight line
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"It has established the Omaha Hay
exchange, which is making Omaha one
of the leading hay markets in this
"It advertises Omaha throughout
"It brought 82 conventions to Oma
ha in 1917.
"It brings the greatest men of the
nation to address the citizens of Oma
ha. Within the last 48 months the
president of the nation, the secretary
of the treasury, General Leonard
Wood and official representatives of
three allied nations have appeared at
the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce."
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