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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAKCH 6,
PREPARE LAW TO
Health CommissiQner and Cor
poration Counsel . Declare
Emergency Exists in .
Health Commissioner Connell and
Corporation Counsel Lambert have
prepared for city council an ordinance
which declares that an, emergency
exists in Omaha in connection with
the prevalence of certain diseases."
The last paragraph of the ordinance
reads: " Whereas reports , indicate
widespread prevalence of- infection in
this city, with conditions favoring like
lihood of rapid increase unless re-strained
by prompt action on the
part of city authorities, an emergency
is thought to exist and is so declared."
One of the provisions oi the pro
posed law makes it unlawful to know
ingly expose another to infection;
provides a penalty for failure to re
port any -such case, and authorizes
the health commissioner to isolate
cases brought to his attention.
If the ordinance becomes, a law,
which is said to be probable it will
be the duty of physicians, hospital
attendants, nurses, members of the
police department, city employes and
citizens generally to report any cases
within their knowledge.
It is proposed to empower the
health commissioner to isolate victims
for such time as in his judgment may
be necessary. Names of those in
fected will be regarded by the health
commissioner as confidential infor
Police to Assist.
"All police officers and employes
of the city arc required to aid and
assist in execution of the provisions
of this ordinance," is the wprding of
another paragraph. ,-
"There has been a marked increase
of venereal diseases in Omaha since
the sutression of the so-called see
reeated district and' this increase has
been especially marked during recent
months, declared the neait i commis
Neqro Accused as" Slacker,"
Says He Tried to Enlist
Abraham B. Clements, a negro, was
brought before . United States Com
missioner Neely. Tuesday morning,
charged with being a "slacker." He
said he regisered in Lynn, Mass., and
gave the ward ana precinct wnere ne
The commissioner continued his
(nr turn wrrke until the author!
ties can write to Lynn for informa-
Asked whether he was willing to go
into the army, uemems saia, ourei
Anv minute. I made three trios across
the Atlantic on a cattle boat for the
British government. I d just as soon
be in the army as anywhere else. I
tried to enlist in Lynn, but they said
they weren't taking any more negro
Enlists in Navy as Soon
As He Reaches Required Age
Waiiar Smtt Muir. 2523 North
Twentieth street, was waiting at the
naval recruiting station l uesaay morn
ing when recruiting officers arrived.
In his hand he carried an age certifi
cate stating that he had reached the
age of 18 years. .
He attempted to enlist. when the
United States first entered the war,
but 'could not obtain the consent of
his parents. Later his parents were
willing for him to enlist, but he was
refused admittance because new regu
lations required every applicant to be
18 years old. .
Muir was a student at the Commer
cial high school, where he was train
ing in telegraphy. He enlisted in the
radio service and will await call for
training in a naval school.
Improvers Want City to
Take Over Street Car Lines
The Benson Improvement club has
petitioned the city council to take
over the Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway company's lines and
equipment and control the same un
til such time as "the company gives
evidence of wanting to act in good
faith with the people."
These improvers allege inadequate
and unsatisfactory service and con
tend that the company lias thereby
violated the terms of its franchise.
Corporation Counsel Lambert was
directed to advise the commissioners
what they should do in the premises.
Wattles Urges Schools to
Do Away With Vacations
Schools and colleges throughout the
state are requested by Food Admin
istrator Wattles. to have.no spring
vacation this year in order that the
work may be rushed through and the
semester finished earlier. This, Mr.
Wattles says, will release a large body
of male students from the colleges
and high schools to work on the
farms. ' ' .
Theosophical Society Asks
Wilson to Save Sentries' Lives
The following message was sent by
l.he Omaha lodge of the Theosophical
iociety to President Wilson in behalf
af the four sentries found asleep while
jn duty: "The Omaha lodge of the
TJiBncnnllirnl snrtptv Mftlpstlv M.
treats you to intervene to save the
lives of the four sentries found asleep
in the trenches." ,
Florence Resident Files
Petition in Bankruptcy
Gus A. Saum, 7719 North Twenty
ninth street. Florence, filed a petition
in bankruptcy in federal court. His
total liabilities are $9,248 and his as
sets $357. Of his' liabilities, $5,735 is
due, to the Manhattan Oil company.
Widow of Frank. Rooney
ftUan CKfi Mnnth Poncinn
WIVvll Hvv mvillll i vmwivii
The widow of Detective Frank
Sooney has been allowed a pension of
$50 per month by city council. Rooney
was killed miring- a rata n a gang ot
alleged-auto-bandi ' -
Be Given by Boy
' Circus" Will
Scouts This Week
Great preparations are being made
for "Jingling Bros.' circus," which
comes to the Auditorium Thursday
nigm ior ine vismng mercnanis ana
which will be given complete Friday
night for the general public for the
benefit of' the Boy Scouts of Omaha.
Gus Renze and his Ak-Sar-Ben crew
are in charge of the big affair.
With the great circus is Darnem
& Kailey's monster emporium of mar
vels, positively the most colossal, cap
tivating, comprehensive ami clever
aggregation of agonizing absurdities
anjjl artistic accessories ever gathered
in one place since Heck was a pup.
The most wealthy, winsome, witching
and wondrous collection of world
wide, torpedo-proof tantalizers ever
seen by .man. The amazing aggrega
tion of grandiloquent genius has been
gathered at a cost so superlatively
stupendous that the figgers, if printed
here, wouldn't be believed."
The Boy Scouts are selling tickets
to the circus, the proceeds of which
go to the Boy Scout work in Omaha.
Among the laughable things that
will be seen at this two-ring circus
are "Mallaklabriam Brothers, world's
greatest acrobats;" "Cleops Brothers,
famous pyramid builders;" "Sigr.or
Sponzonni, the famous toreador and
his great fighting bull;" "Prof. Lee
Kennard and his trained lariat;" "Dr.
Hazzie Hump and his famous herd of
performing camels;" "Secrets of the
bakers' trust exposed;" "Grand pa
triotic spectacle, hanging and dissect
ing the kaiser."
SERVICE FLAG FOR
Superintendent Beveridge to
Make Presentation at Pa
triotic Exercises Wednes- ,
day; to Contain 42 Stars.
A service flag for 42 graduates of
Comenius school wijl be presented
to the school by Superintendent J. H.
Beveridge at patriotic exercises
Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock, arranged
by Mrs. F. J. ,Swoboda, chairman of
food conservation in Comenius dis
trict Mrs. Swobodat will make the
acceptance speech. Miss Ivy Reed,
Miss, Mary McMahon and Miss Anna
Meyer, teachers, will read the roll call.
Miss Nellie Farnsworth, federal
home demonstration agent, will give
a food conservation talk. Patriotic
music will be given by Mrt. Willard
Snell, Miss Clara Snyder, Miss Mar
garet Delpsch, Mrs. Marie Haas Mar
tin, Mrs. E. A. Weathers and by the
The honor roll of men from the
Comenius school district includes:
Fund Campaign Next Week
The organization of prominent bus
iness men back of the Armenian and
Syrian relief campaign in Omaha is
busy with numerous committee meet
tngs and other activities, getting
ready for a dash next week to clean
up the Omaha quota. Omaha ac
cepted $60,000 as a goal and has
raised only $15,000 of the amount.
Most prominent among preparation
affairs this week will be meeting at
the University club Friday noon,
wherr Dr. George E. White, president
of Anatolia college at Marsovan,
Turkey, will speak.
The Nebraska executive committee
includes the following: John L. Ken
nedy, chairman; Governor Neville,
Mayor Dahlman, the Rev. John Bap
tist, William F. Baster, E. A. Benson,
Isaac W. Carpenter, Rabbi Frederick
Cohn, Mrs. Benjamin Gallagher,
Archbishop J. J. Harty, Mrs. G. M.
Hitchcock, R. Beecher Howell, G. A.
Hulbert, Edwin H. Jenks, Mrs.
George A. Joslyn, N. H. Loomis,
Joseph Polcar, Victor Rosewater,
Bishop Homer C. Stuntz, Gurdon W.
Wattles and Bishop A. L. Wililams.
Former Ak-Sar-Ben Queens
Work in Red Star Fund Drive
Mrs. Fred Daugherty and the
Misses Mary Megeath, Marion Howe
and Elizabeth Reed, the four former
Ak-Sar-Ben queens, who are working
for the Red Cross drive, will canvass
office buildings Wednesday and
They each will have several young
girls as assistants. Omaha's quota is
The Red Star, which works under
government supervision, cares for
horses and mules used as carriers fcr
food, ammunition and guns when
these supplies are unloaded from the
trucks two miles back of the trenches.
If the pack animals are unable to do
this work, it falls on the men. The
Red Star protects the soldiers by sav
ing the injured horses.
WILL BE TAUGHT
TO SCHOOL BOYS
II II Mill III t
Implemented Vehicle Follows
The Bee's Suggestion That
Implement Instruction Be
The Omaha school boy is to re
ceive intensive instruction regarding
farm implements in order that he may
know the rudiments when he is called
to the farm this summer to help grow
and harvest crops.
The suggestion was first made in
an editorial in The Omaha Bee some
weeks ago. The Omaha and Council
Bluffs Implement and Vehicle club
at its meeting Monday took the mat
ter up formally and will put it across.
W. D. Hosford appeared at the
meeting with a copy of The Bee edi
torial and read it to the club mem
bers. Unanimously the idea was en
dorscd. F. R.'Bumpus. local repre
sentative of the Implement and Trac
tor Trade Juornal, moved that a
school of implement instruction for
school boys be started in Omaha at
once in order to teach the boys and
young men as much as possible about
the handling of implements before
school closes in the spring, when there
will be a big demand for their service
on the farms.
Board to Aid.
The co-operation of the Board of
Education is assured.
The Implement and Vehicle club,
through the president, ,F, V. Roy,
tendered its service to the Board of
Education, and, the individual mem
bers have promised to give the boys
personal aid and instruction when
they appear at the implement houses
The boys will be taught in squads.
A schedule will be provided at once
for the different squads or groups so
that the implement houses will know
where to expect them and when to
have competent men ready to lecture
and demonstrate as the boys are taken
through the sample rooms.
Hubby Talked to Other
Women, Wife Tells Judge
Elizabeth Sparber, 621 South Sev
enteenth street, testified - tn police
court Tuesday morning that her hus
band, Harry G., would go next door
"right under her consideration," and
talk to other women, and that fre
quently he had told her that he had
only walked a half of a block with
her aunt, whereas she afterwards dis
covered he had walked a whole block.
For these "offenses," he was sen
tenced by Judge Fitzgerald to pay
$3 a week for her support.
James Jarosh ,
Albert Kunold "
' M. Tlrak
Fred Weidaman .
Hotel Greeters' Association
Hold Meeting at Merchants
Nebraska and Iowa Greeter's asso
ciation, representing hotel clerks of
the two states, held a meeting at the
Merchants hotel Monday night. R.
D. McFadden, manager of the Path
finder hotel at Fremont, president of
the National Hotel Clerks' associa
tion, presided. About 20 Omaha
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A trial bottle an be obtained, free of
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Cadillac Cars at Cost
Order your Cadillacs from us now. We can save you
from $200.00 to $350.00 m a new Type 57 Cadillac car
according to body style you select. We believe you can get
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We are prepared to render you high-grade service and at
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to care for high-grade motor cars.
Our many years of experience in motor car service is a de
cided advantage to you in the purchase of a motor car.
Remember, our entire stock of splendid used Cadillacs are
offered at special prices.
BETTER INVESTIGATE AT ONCE
DON'T DELAYS-CALL HARNEY 10.
George F. Reim Company
Distributors of High Grade Motor Cars.
3016 Harney Street , Phone Harney 10.
Many More Enlisted Men
Expected at Fort Omaha
Preparations are being made at Fort
Omaha to receive 1.300 enlisted men
whi-i will he assigned to balloon com
panies. Their arrival is expected with
in a week, lhey will till the barracks
occupied by the Second. Third, Fourth
and Fifth balloon squadrons recently
called into active service.
The incoming detachment wiil be
composed of men who enlisted and
expressed a preference for this branch
of the service. One detachment will
come from San Antonio. Tex., consist
ing of about 1.100 men.
Funeral Services Held
For Pioneer Railroad Man
Funerah services for Allen M. Sav
age were held Sunday afternoon. In
terment was in Forcet Lawn ceme
tery. He was a pioneer railroad man.
He is survived by his widow, a
daughter, two sons, Edward and
Cleveland a sister, Mrs. J. N. Richardson.
Nebraska Still Leads Union
In Sale of Savings Stamps
Reports of the United States Treas
ury department up to March 2 show
Nebraska still leading the other
states of the union in the sale of war
savings stamps and thrift stamps.
The sales of postofficcs and banks in
Nebraska for the five days ending
March 2 amounted to $1,075,000, one
twelfth of the total sales for the
United States. Secretary W. M. Mc
Adoo has wired Ward M. Burgess,
state director of War savings, con
gratulating him on the marvelous
sales of the Nebraska organization.
Four Balloon Students Kept
High in Air for Three Hours
Owing to the temporary inability
of the gas motor to pull down a huge
observation balloon at Fort Omaha
yesterday afternoon, three aerial
signal corps students were kept nearly
a mile up in the air, in the basket of
the kite balloon, three hours.
No Butter Shortage, Says
Northwestern Dairy Agent
While butter prices an; likely to
continue high, there is nothing to in-,
dicate there is any probability of any
alarming-shortage during the coming
spring and summer," said General
Dairy Agnt Allen, of the Northwest
ern, who is in the city from Chicago.
Mr. Allen ' makes all the territory
covered by the Northwestern, his
purpose being to keep in touch with
the dairy interests. Discussing the
butter outlook, he said:
"Farmers and dairymen all over
Northwestern territory are inclined to
give more attention than usual to
their herds.. They are conserving
their stock food supplies that there
may be an abundance of milk pro
ducing feed for the cows. They are
producing all the cream possible, and
are doing all in their potr to help
win the war. N
"1 note that this snrin there is
less inclination than usual to kill the
calves. Veal prices are high, but as
a rule farmers are saving 'he calve..1
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A nation-wide campaign is being launched to increase the
number of small flocks of hens in the United States.
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It is a war measure. It is addressed to the city and town
dweller more than to anyone else. "
It is a measure of economy. It will supply hundreds of
thousands of families with cheap, clean eggs, raised at home.
It will save food and prevent waste.
The central idea is to utilize the table scraps from every
family table jo feed a small flock of hens. The average
family, says the Department of Agriculture, throws away
enough table scraps to provide an egg for each member of the
family. What is needed are the hens to turn the scraps into
eggs. , 1 . '
Just how this should be done is fully described in an of
ficial illustrated book, now being distributed free by The Bee.
If you are interested in the possibilities of keeping chickens,
either as a matter of patriotism, or of saving money, or both,
send your name and address with a 2-cent stamp for return
postage to The Omaha Bee Information Bureau, Washington,
D. C. You will receive an illustrated booklet with full direc
tions for raising eggs in your own back yard. Ask for the
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