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THE HUtl: OMAHA, MUNUAY, MAKUH 1,
MAYOR JIM OPENS CAMPAIGN ELIMINATE USE
AT VERY SELECT GATHERING QF WHEAT FLOUR
IS THE SLOGAN
Fifty "Personal Friends" Assemble at City Hall to Fire
First Gun in Dahlman Campaign; Ward Workers
Chosen; To Announce Platform
Mayor Dahlman opened his campaign Saturday in his
office where 50 friends gathered to start an organization. The
nA.. .nnnr)oJ to invitations from the mayor who ad-
the ffatherinsr as his "personal friends.
dressed the gathering as his "personal
"We should place in office this
time only men who are tried and true,
rather than recruits," said the mayor,
in a brief opening talk. He said he
had hoped that he would not have
found it necessary to make the race
again, but being beyond the age
where he could engage in active mili
tary service, he believed he could
serve his city, state and country as
L. J. Piatti was chosen as chairman
of the meeting and John Gentleman
served as secretary.
"Jim Dahlman is the best man
Omaha ever bad as mayor. I .can't
see how anybody should (oppose him
at this time. He lias been your hon
est representative during all these
years," said Chairman Piatti, who
suggested an organization to obtain
an overwhelming vote for nomination
ind re-election of the mayor.
The names of those present were
recorded by wards, each ward and
precinct to have leaders who will at
tend to the details of the primary
LODGE ROOM HEWS
OF GREATER OMAHA
Odd Fellows of High Degree
Meeand Induct Members of
Large Class Into Secrets
' of the Order
Food Administrator Wattles
Urges Substitutes, That Wheat
May Go to Boys Overseas
and Uncle Sam's Aliles.
Among those present were: Tom
O'Brien, Gene Melady, Joseph Sal
erno, W. A. Roufke, Tom O'Connor,
P. C. Heafey, Dr. W. J. McCrann,
T. J. O'Connor, Dr. S. R. Fatten,
Meyer Klein, W. P. Lynch, H. V.
Hayward, John Gentleman, J. B. Wat
kins, Ed Lawler, Henry Anderson,
D. J. Connell, C. P. Moriarity, T. J.
McQuire, Jerry Fitzgerald, H. II.
Harper, S. Arion Lewis, M. L, Endres,
Albert Kalpan, J. M. Fitzgerald, John
Welch, Ed McArdle, L. J. Piatti, John
Moriarty, R. A. Schneider, Thomas
Keenan, L. B. Kokas, Frank J., Riha.
Mayor Dahlman stated that he
would announce a platform before the
primary on April 9. '
"Still Absorbing' .
- Baker in France
(Continued From Om.)
many years if the war was not going
Secretary Baker watched for some
time in a yard the assembling and set
ting up of the parts4of American
built locomotives. He saw a series of
them in various stages of complete
ness. One hundred and seventy-two
have been put together thus far.
The secretary visited a. remount
deporwhich for the most part con
sisted of immense mule stables. It is
here that the Americans have taken
up French veterinary practice, ex
tracting the "bray" from s mule by a
slight surgical operation on the nose,
so that the silvery bray, which can be
heard for a mile or two upon silent
nights at the front will become a
harmless wheeie not enough to
awaken the enemy and draw his shell
- f.re. ;
Talks With Wounded.
Mr. Baker visited recently wounded
Americans and talked with them. He
listened to some personal accounts of
the men's experiences. At the end of
the day back aboard the train, General
Pershing, in discussing the secretary's
visit said: ,
"I had long urged the secretary to
come to France. Now that he is here
we are delighted that he means to take
the time to master the details of our
situation, as our chief who carries all
our military effort at home and abroad
in his own mind. He is seeing with his
own eyes what we are doing on this
tide and his visit is a personal in-
miration to every orticer ana man
Secretary Baker said to the cor-
- -espondent: "
"These days have been worth my
trip across the Atlantic in the infor
nation and t encouragement which
they have given me. I have seen
anly the effort in two ports, only the
receiving depots of the great war
jlant which we are constructing. But
I have seen enough to convince me
that we now have an organization
which will meet the problem with its
ncreasing volume of demand, of
:oupling up the ports of embarkation
it home with the ports of debarka
tion in France.
"I find that the written reports have
given me an inadequate idea of the
difficulties which the enemy said we
could " not overcome and which we
are overcoming. After her long and
stout-hearted defense, France could
spare us little material or labor for
our purposes, except by ill-advised
diversions from her own organization.
She could offer us land on which to
raise our structures and the right of
way for our communications.
Pays High Tribute.,
"I should like to pay a tribute to
the men who began last summer and
fall to bring into being the blue
prints of a great conception which
now is advanced far enough to yield
conviction of success to any observer,
and a tribute to our engineers and ex
perts from civi life in all branches
who nave continued to arrive to serve
with the officers of the regular en
gineers in command of an increasing
army of workers, all doing their part.
I hey come from a pioneering
people and they have brought to
France a pioneering energy. They
have turned marshes into docks, fac
ing waterways which they will dredge,
sent out a spur of railway track and
built warehouses and the necessary
supplementary plants for a system
which will dispatch all lines of com
munication to the front, food, clothes,
guns, ammunition and all the enor
mous amount of complicated war ma
terial which the resources of our
country can supply, to be transported
by ships which we are building.
"We owe it to their devotion and
efficiency that the troops in action
shall not want the means for striking
blows. I only wish that every. Amer
ican could see this work as I saw it
I ceased to be an official when
thrilled as a citizen with pride and
satisfaction over the ever increasing
force which we shall bring to the aid
of the allied armies in trance.
Hesperian Encampment No. 2, Odd
Fellows, conferred the patriarji.al
golden rule and royal purple dew-tes
on a class of 32 candidates at tlie
last meeting night, some being firm
Ashland and Greenwood. Grand
Patriarch E. J. Farr of Blair and
Grand Scribe I. G. Page of Fremont
were present to witness the confer
ring of the degrees, which were ex
emplified in full form. The mem
bership takes great pride in the ef
ficiency of their degree staff and the
gorgeous robes add a luster which
remains vivid in the memories of the
This branch of Odd Fcllowsh o is
showing renewed activity and the
grand officers by their frequent at
tendance enthuse the patriarchs to
do their best.
Thursday, important matters will
come up for consideration and the
officers desire a large attendance. The
new scribe will be pleased to shake
hands with each and every one.
Loyal Order of Moose,
Omaha lodge No. 20, Loyal Orner
of Moose, will have a class of 22 for
initiation Monday night. Nwly
elected officers will put on some of
At the meeting last Monday there
wa,s the election- of officers. Mr.
Kaufold was elected trustee fo; the
three-year term, and Drumir for
the one-year. Others elected were:
R. W. Hutchinson, dictator: O. F.
Whitmer. vice dictator: H. P. .'kow.
prelate; A. S. Carter, treasurer. The
entertainment committee reported
progress on the program to be given
Monday, April 1.
Woodmen of World.
,W. A. Fraser Grove No. 1. Wood
men of the World, will give a darce
fnday night at its hall. A Boy scout
drill will be a feature of thoprogrrm.
Brotherhood of American Yeomen, .
Last Wednesday night!. Omajia
Homestead No. 104 save a'ftsrd time
dance. Next Wednesday night the
Homestead will initiate a class of 25
candidates. The degree work will be
in charge of the Omaha degree team.
After the meeting, refreshments will
be served. " ..
Negro Stevedore Tells Secretary '
Baker He Must Have More Bread
Order of Stags.
Omaha Drove No. 135 met Thurs
day night and several Candidates were
obligated. The drove voted Jo give a
dance Saturday night, March 30, in
Swedish auditorium. The next meet
ing will be ladies' night. Free dancing
will feature the evening. Refresh
ments will be served. This meeting
takes place Thursday, March 28, in
Odd Fellows' hall. The election of a
treasurer will occur. The Stags will
have a ball team in the field this year.
Ladies of the Maccabees.
The joint hives of Omaha and
Council Bluffs of the Ladies of the
Maccabees will hold a public initia
tion Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the
Swedish auditorium. The deputy
grand commanders, Mrs. Belle Pat
terson and Mrs. Harriet Williamson
of Michigan will conduct the work.
Hoover Asks Farmers to j
Market Wheat by May 1
Federal Food Administrator Hoover
is urging that farmers bring all avail
able wheat, except seed wheat, to
market before May 1. In a call just
issued, he says:
"In order that we may comply with
the urgent demands of the allies for
wheat and at the same time take care
of our own domestic supplies, "we
urgently need this year an earlier and
more complete marketing of the
wheat in farmers hands than usual
The allies are taking from us 50 per
cent of other cereals than wheat to
mix in their bread. Inasmuch as the
people in allied countries and the sol
diers must be fed with bread baked in
bakeries, it is impossible for them
to prepare bread made wholly out of
other cereals and we must furnish
them with sufficient wheat to main
tain their bakery loaf. Therefore. I
appeal to all of the farmers in the
state of Nebraska that thev shall
bring all of their wheat, except their
necessary reserves for seed, to mar
ket before May 1. This is a war call
and a service for Uncle Sam, vlio is
fighting for his life. If your local
miller is unable to buy all the wheat
that is offered, market it in the other
customary trade channels x through
which it will reach the food admin
istration grain corporation."
Fortune Discovered in
Old Abandoned Well
Youngstown, O, March 17. An
iron pot containing 5115,000 in gold
coins was unearthed Wednesday in
an abandoned well on the Isaac
Shaffer farm in Lawrence county,
near Miiisvuie, Fa- it became
known here today.
Employes of a limestone company
were blasting and coming to the
well set off a charge which sent a
shower of gold coins skyward.
In 1888, Isaac Shaffer, a rich cat
tle buyer, died. Stricken by apo
plexy he managed to mumble
gold," motioned toward his farm
and fell dead. During the last 30
years his heirs have explored the
farm many times, hoping to find
s the treasure. The gold has been de
' posited in a Newcastle, Pa., bank.
Heirs of Shaffer have claimed the
"Further reduction in the ue of
"The use of the accredited substi
tutes by housewives for wheat flour.
"The immediate marketing of all
wheat on the farms, saving just
enough for seed purposes.
"Rigid adherence to the three Mg
ill enable us to furnish
the requisite amount of wheat and
wheat flour, which we must send to
the allies between now and the r..xt
h,rv,Lt" avs Gurdon C. Wattles,
'---i . y .... . t
foHArai fnort administrator ior Ne
braska. . ,
fr Watt p has returned trom
Washington, where a conteren;e oi
fnnH administrators ot tne untea
;tatp resolved itself Into a disres
sion bf the best means of meeting the
Situation Is Critical.
"That the existing situation is crit
ical was unanimously conceded. The
one thought was how can the United
States meet the demands with iair
ness to the American people. Thit we
must and will meet this situation was
conceded." added Mr. Wattles.
"Further limitation of the amounts
for local consumption; the comman
Hpprintr of nil wheat and wheat flour:
and even the drastic measure of tak-
intr wheat flour from the market were
suggested by tne tooa aaminibirai
ors- ... i.
"Each had its supporters, while the
last alternative developed many more
exponents than might be imagined..
In the opinion of Mr. Wattles no
such drastic action is necessary. He
believes that the American people will
respond to the call without forced
action. . ,
"We must furnish to the allies and
our own boys in the trenches 50,000,
000 bushels of wheat during the next
four and one-half months," says
Wattles. "That is a big task, but
not too big for the American people.
Must Limit Consumption.
"Our ohlicration can easily he met
if we will limit our corfsumption of
wheat flour to six pounds per month
per pefson, and if we will market
all the wheat now on the farms be-
fnrp fav 1.
"We can limit ourselves to the six
pound requirements by the intelli
gent use of substitutes. These sub
stitutes are as healthful as wheat
flour; they are as palatable, and in the
long run they are as economical as
"When the housewives of Nebraska
realize that we must use substitutes,
they will rally as they have to every
other demand. The question is o.ten
asked, why we must send wheat to
Eurone when we are told that other
cereals are just as rood, and we are
asked to use 'them?, Why not send the
' Answer Is Simple.
"The answer is simple. We must
send wheat to Europe because they
can make bread of wheat that they
cannot make c ut of oats, corn or rice.
No one hakos domestic bread in
ranee. You will find no individual
bakers there. The bread is detveted
to the home, and bread is one half
the diet of the home. Since th; war
bread has taken the place ot mtny
things that have become scarce, and
for this reason bread takes on an
added importance in the wairing
"American women do their own
baking, more than half the lota!
amount of bread consumed in this
country being baked in the homes.
Our housewives are resourceful.
They know how to use the other ce
reals and they have the facilities for
using them. .In France and other
allied countries the women are work
ing in the factories and in the fi.kls
and they do not have the time to
bake bread, even if they had the fa
cilities and knew how to do it.
Must Have Bread.
"They must have the bakery bread
and it must be within easy reach.
Also remember that this bakery bread
they are buyinar contains from one
fourth to one-half substitutes and the
wheat we are sendinjr furnishes only
the basis for the bread they consume.
If we take the bread away frtm
these people who have been so val
iantly fighting for nearly four vears,
we must assume the responsio I'ty
for whatever might follow.
Every Nebraska woman who is
not using the substitutes, should im
mediately learn to use them and to
eliminate as much wheat flour as pos
sible from her daily menus.
we must also market every avail
able bushel of wheat at once. There
is nothing to be gained by holdinar it
The price has been assured and will
not vary. In Nebraska alone there
are more than 3.000,000 bushels of
wheat on the farms and in the elevat
ors. That 3,000,000 bushels will po
a long way in meeting the 50,000,000
Great Patriotic Service.
"When Uncle Sam is fichtine for
his very life and for the existence of
his people, no one can do a greater
patriotic service than by putting on
the market every possible bushe of
'Never did a greater opportunity
exist .tor the producer and the con
summer to work to a common cause.
The former bv Duttin? into the chan
nels of trade the wheat on the farms
and the latter by reducing consump
tion to the minimum, can join hinds
and say to our boys over there ind
our associates 'We are back of you
io tne end.
(By Associated Press.)
On Board Secretary Baker's Spe
cial Train in France, March 17. In
his trip of inspection of American
military establishments today Sec
retary Baker stopped frequently to
talk with private soldiers. His im
pression, and that of all the civilian
members of the party, was that the
men are well-housed and fed, and
want to go on with their work. Only
one complaint was made. It came
from a negro in one of the stevedore
regiments serving as an improvised
shipyard. ( -
How do you like the cooking:
the secretary asked.
"Well, I gets only one piece of
bread," the man replied. .
'Ts it good bread?" asked Mr.
"Oh, it's good, boss, but when I
asks for another piece I wants it."
Small gangs of German prisoners
were encountered. Usually they
saluted. They gazed seriously at the
secretary of war, and the commander
in chief. Near the harbor develop
ments which the secretary inspected,
is an amazing system of warehouses.
When completed there will be rows
of one story warehouses covering
about 2,000 acres, stretching out for
three and one half miles, to a depth
of a mile. Construction has been
lippun of a hospital which will have
20,000 beds. It will be the largest in
the world. The British have the next
largest one, with 16,000 beds.
firmed. Sedgwick, J. not sitting. Ross -and
Cornish, J. J. not participating.
11321 H. F. Lu company against Elgas.
administrator. Reversed and remanded. Cor-
UJ42 Woodbury Granite company
against Miller. Affirmed. Hamer, J.
19811 Burkley against The city or uma-
ha. Reverted and dismissed. Cornish, J.,
Sedgwick. J., not altting.
10J Bridges against St. ram r. at ai.
Ina. Co., consolidated with Brown against 8t.
Paul F. & M. Ina. Co. Reversed and dis
missed. Cornish, J. Dean, J., dissenting.
Sedgwick, J., not sitting.
19228 Marshall agalsnt Busn, receiver.
Order set aside and matter remanded to
state railway commission (or further hear
ing and consideration. Letton, J. BedgwicM,
J., not sitting.
15 Hall agalnat Ballard. Affirmed.
Letton, J. Hamer, J., dissenting. Sedg
wick, J., not sitting.
S01S1 In re. Application for Mothera'
Pension. Rumsey against Saline County.
Reversed and remanded. Sedgwick, J.
Cornish, J., not participating.
0S8 Sutter against State. Reversed and
remanded. Cornish. J. Sedgwick and
Hamer, JJ., not sitting.
20426 Fawn Lake Ranch Co. against
Cumbow. Reversed. Letton. J. Morrlesey.
C. J., not participating in decision.
20633 State ex rel. Simon against Moor
head. Affirmed. Morrlssey, C. J.
The following cases were affirmed without
ian W. V. Brown ft Sons against Chi
cago & N. W. R. Co. Letton. J., not partici
pating. Sedgwick, J., not silting,
. 19836 First National Bank against
Marsh-Burk Co. Cornish and Letton, JJ.,
' 198S2 McClintock against McCllntock.
Sedgwick, J., not sitting.
19959 McCllntock against McCllntock.
Sedgwick, J., not sitting.
The following cases were disposed of by
19890 Schroeder against Moscrey. Af
firmed. Mcairr, C.
19917 Llbby against Erlckaon Lake Co.
Reversed and remanded. Parriott, C.
19SG8 Ryan agalnat Thompson. Affirmed.
199(5 Dempster Mill Mfg. Co. against
Thompson. Decree modified by reducing
same In the sura of $50 and affirmed as
modified. Martin, C.
19957 Reasoner agalnat Murray Broth
ers and Ward Land Co. Affirmed. Par
19961 Nehls agalnat Springer. Affirmed.
19963 Atdrlch against Richardson County.
Affirmed. Martin, C.
19976 Sprecher against Folder. Affirmed
and remanded for further proceedings. Mc
20008 Summerfleld against Cavanah.
Affirmed. Parrtott, C.
The following are rulings on motions for
19702 McFarland against Callahan. Over
ruled. 15742 Bosenstock against Clay Robinson
& Co. Overruled.
19929 Grosvenor asralnst Fidelity A
Casualty Co. of New York. Oral argument
ordered on motion for rehearing at ses
sion of court commencing April 16, 1918.
FORM JUNIOR ORDER
OF FOUR-MINUTE MEN
Schools of Nebraska Organize
Pupils for Contest in Writ
ing Short Speeches
Lincoln, Neb. March 17. (Spe
cial.) Into the 63S high schools and
664 grade schools of Nebraska the
division of Four-Minute Men of the
United States committee on public
information is to extend its patriotic
educational work on war questions.
The "Junior Four-Minute Men" is
the name of the new organization,
announcement concerning the pur
pose and plan of which was made
Friday by Prof. M. M. Fogg, state
chairman of the division of Four
Minute Men. The work will open
within a week with the "Junior Four
Minute Men War Savings Stamp"
contest. A bulletin of material on
that subject will be distributed this
Bulletins prepared under the super
vision of war departments, with edi
torial aid of prominent educators of
the country, will be issued approxi
mately once a month during the war.
These bulletins will be used by
teachers as text matter from which
the pupils will prepare four-minute
essays or speeches. The best speech
will be delivered at a meeting of the
entire school, to which parents and
friends may be invited. It is planned
to have the first contest to take place
on the day preceding the Easter holi
days. To the pupil who, according to the
judgment of a committee, presents
the best speech, a certificate issued by
authority of the government of the
United States will be given.
The certificate is signed by Director
William McCormick Blair of the di
vision of Four-Minute Men, and is
countersigned by the principal of the
school who issues it to the winning
pupil. The names of the winners are
sent to Washington on official report
cards and are enrolled at the capital.
"The educator will recognize the
value of this movement in its direct
effect upon the American youth and
upon the American home," says Di
rector Blair. "It will stimulate among
the young people a real interest in the
public affairs of the day and will de
velop in them the power of expres
sion. Topic after topic will be treated
in the same manner, and we believe in
this way a sound and thorough un
derstanding of the causes of the war
and the duties of our people may be
spread to every section of the coun
try. "Every boy and girl in the schools
of the United States wants to do his
or her part. The bulletin tells them
what their job is and the necessity for
the work thev are to do."
The 287 Four-Minute Men local
chairmen will co-operate with the
schools in this junior work. They
will send to the schools from time to
time speakers to make four-minut sd
dresses on the subject the pupil is
studying at the time.
The bulletins on the opening cam
paign will be distributed from the
office of the state director of the na
tional war savings committee, and the
work in this campaign will be con
ducted jointly by Mr. Burgess, State
Superintendent W. H. Clemmons and
Bakers Not Making "Victory
Bread" Will Lose License
Washington, March 16. All bakers
not using the required 20 per cent of
wheat flour substitutes in bread and
rolls were ordered tonight to cease
baking those, products on March 20.
They will not be permitted to resume
until they are prepared to conform to
the regulations, under penalty of re
vocation of their licenses. A com
mittee of food administrators said the
action was a step toward making ef
fective the slogan "Victory bread or
In the Supreme Court
Following are rulings on miscel
laneous motions and stipulations In
tne supreme court of the state of Ne
bram. March 18:
I037 State, ex. re!. Caddis against
nrya-n. Motion and stipulation for con
tinuance sllowed. Cause contlnuel to sea
slon of court commenclnr April J. 191.
10408 in reformation of drainage district
No. 1. Lincoln county. Union Pacific Rail
road company against Jenkins. Stipulation
aimwea. Appeal dismissed at costs or ap
pellants. Judgment of district court af
fired. Mandate to Issue forthwith.
The following opinions wsre filed:
1953 Exchange bank of Wilcox agalnat
Glfford. Affirmed as to defendant, Louisa
"irrora: revised as to defendant, H. A. Olf
ford. Dean, J. Sedgwick, J. not participat
ing. 19654 Reynolds agalnat Hathaway. Af
Start today to bny
War Savings Stamps
An excellent investment
and a patriotic duty
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