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THE BEE: OMAHA, THUftoDAY, AlAuorl 21, m.
CHILDREN OF NEBRASKA
WILL GROW VEGETABLES
ON ALL AVAILABLE LOTS
Eight Omaha Organizations
Meet to Perfect Plans for
Raising Garden Truck
on Vacant Lots.
Omalia was organized for a tre
mendous patriotic garden campaign
Uiis summer at a meeting yesterday
of eight organizations interested in
this work, and the appointment of an
executive committee to co-ordinate
The meeting was addressed by Pro
fessor Watson and Professor G. Wi
Jlood. Trofessor Hood has been sent
liere by the federal government from
the University of . Nebraska agricul
tural extension service, as an expert
to advise and direct garden activities.
The slogan is to be "Ever;- vacant
lot and back yard yielding"
; Xi:.c organizations are repr: rented
en the executive committee as
fallows: Professor G. VV. Hood,
state university agricultural extension
service, Oscar Allen, federal food ad
ministration for Douglas county; J.
11. Beveridge. Omaha public schools
Rabbi Frederick Cohn, Welfare board;
,V. S. Sheldon, Boy Scouts; Byron
It. Hastings, Chamber of Commerce;
Omaha Social Settlement, Mrs.
Draper Smith; Home Demonstration
council, Mrs. R. E, Winkelman;
C-.vic league, Stanley Rosewater.
There is already tremendous inter
est in gardening in Omaha. Mrs.
Rose OhtuH stated that the Welfare
board has received scores of applica
tions for vacant lots and has collected
scores of lots. There is still great
A survey of the city is to be made
for the purpose of listing all vacant
lots available for gardening which
have not already been taken.
Mrs. Ohaus stated that many
owners are asking from $1 to $5 as
rent for a lot. This ' practice was
denounced as unpatriotic.
Mrs. Draper Smith told of the
wonderful work done by the West
Side school social settlement on the
South Side and preparations for this
No Vacant Lots.
"In this district, about V mile
6iuare, there wasn't a vacant lot with
out a garden last year," she said. "We
bought seed and sold it and they paid
!or it in installments. The stock tarda
company gave us a large amount of
land to garden. So did other owners.
The stockyards also gave us plenty
: jf fertilizes. We offered prizes and
ve raised a wonderful amount of
;arden truck." i
Mrs. Ohaus was told that she should
O right ahead with this work. The
i. v v rl - .1 r.l.fl.l.n .S t tt ! 1 1 .flit
; lot interfere in any way with existing
gardening activities. Its object is to
jet all the land cultivated, to give ex-
art advice as to what to plant and
iow and when to plant it.
Prof. Hood called attention to the
'act that the price of seed has ad
vanced 20 per cent, to 250 per cent and
. that the quality is not as good as in
Must Be Careful. , ,
"It will be necessary, therefore, to
lant more carefully and intelligently
han ever before," he said. "Tint is
ny we are nere. vve win give aa
Mce to , any gardeners who a si', it.
There is a certain way to plant eveiy
hing to get the best results and ter
ain varieties of the various vegetalles
rive better results in this locality than
ertain other varieties.
"The world is dependent on thisS
country for seed. Last year England,
France, Belgium were so short ot seed
hat the shipped six carloads by ex
press fnom California to New York
md across the water before our seed
nen knew anything about it. And in
lormal times these countries not only
aise seed tor themselves, but tv a
?ood deal to this country. Th' ac
:ounts for the shortage. ' .
Local commission men have already
- uked the garden expert to get gar
deners to plant certain things which
'.hreaten to be very scarce. For in
itance, last year turnips wer so
icarce that common market basketful
sold for 65 cents.
Prof. Hood addressed a puolic
neeting in the city council chamber
last night on the garden campaiga.
hmployes of the Brandeis Stores
field their third annual dance at the
Metropolitan hall Tuesday night
More than 300 were present from the
'ore. The dance was democratic in
:very respect and included employes
m every department, from General
Manager Thomas Quinlan to the cash
A military air, in keeping with the
iine, was lent to the occasion by the
resence of nearly 100 solditrs from
rort Omaha, who had been invited
attend. Several of the soldiers were
'ormer employes, jwho were invited
or a farewell dance with their old
. .vorkers before leaving the city.
The employes' dance was in
augurated three years ago by George
Brandeis and Thomas Quinlan to
bring about a feeling of fraternity
among the employes and department
A big welcome dance soon will be
next on the program at this store.
It is planned to rent the Auditorium
and hold a dance at which more than
2,')00 people will be invited.
The dances have been the fore
runners of the organization of an Em
ployes' Eenefit association.
J. L Beisel, Deputy County ; -vr
-Treasurer, Has Resigned
There is much discussion in the
court house regarding a possible suc
cessor to J. JL Beisel, cashier wnd
deputy county and city treasurer, who
resigned Tuesday. Fred ETsassrr ;nd
James P. Rush. Lpecial tax clerk, are
mentioned as possibilities.
. The resignation of Mr. Belssl, fol
lowing so many years in that poait on,
was a distinct surprise. He laves
April I to eater the insurance tusi
lsess with the C. D. Hutchinson com-
Bnej City News
More Than 100 Schools Are
Taking Up Gardening Work
as Part of Regular
Prof. C. W. Watson, state leader
of junior work in the state university's
agricultural work, was in Omaha yes
terday helping in the organization of
Omaha's garden activities for this
Speaking of the spread of this work
among the schools in the last tew
years in Nebraska, Prof. Watson said;
Home gardening as carried on dv tne
public schools of the state is becom
ing a success in many localities. This
year will be tne fourth year tor tne
chool warden nrooosition. The first
year but a few schools took hold of
the matter, the secona year scnoois
participated and last year, the third
year, 46 schools took part in the work
cf gardening under the direction of
the agricultural extension department
of the university agricultural school,
under the direction ot frot. u w.
Pugsley, director of the extension
service and , myself state leader
of junior extension. This year it is
expected that 100 schools will partici
pate in the work. .
Will Keep Record.
"This year it is intended to make
the work of the children in the schools
more beneficial by establishing a sim
ple method of bookkeeping so that
each child having a garden can keep
a complete record of the time put
in. the value of the crop, the cost
ot the seed and everything connected
with the work from the time of the
beginning in the spring to the' time
the crop is harvested and sold, with
the amount of time put in each day.
Books for this purpose are furnished
by the state extension department.
Nebraska is the first state to start
in this kind of work and its bene
fits to the pupil depends upon the
thoroughness in which the book is
kept. With the book the pupil makes
a chart of his garden, showing the
kind of seed planted.
"This year it is intended to ex
tend the scope of the work by en
couraging the pupil to have his
garden in the back yard of his own
home or on lome nearby vacant lot
where he can put in his spare time
without having to go to tne school
plant, perhaps many blocks away. The
advantage of this will be seen, in that
the child will have easy access to the
plat and also be to aorrte extent un
der the care of the parents. The de
partment expects to have 10,000 chil
dren participating in the work this
year. It is also arranged to have the
work, where it is efficient, count in the
credits to a pupil the same as where
he was doing the regular school work.
"The work is being so systematical
ly nlanned that each pupil participat
ing in the work will be in constant
touch with the department and will
receive the right kind of instruction
lust at the time it is" needed. The
ricnartment will have a number of as
sistants and at the proper time, when
application is made, an assistant win
? . ' . 1 1 l,Mtfl ..lii. rv rr . i.
Villi I BtllUUt aliU I1U1U lliVVliaiB, B"
ing instruction wherever needed.
'Whenever a city elects to enter the
school garden service under the pun
they will be required to secure a su
pervisor who will have personal su
pervision of the gardens and instruct
the children in the work. ' In Omaha,
on account of the size of the city, the
Agricultural department has offered
to put in a man as assistant if the
school board will put in a supervisor. i
A supervisor can be secured at about
the same salary as the average school
teacher, except that the work must
extend over the full 12 months. A
competent man should be secured for
approximately $100 or $125 a month.
"The first step in the work of the
school garden is to secure the appli
cations from the pupils. A card i
provided for that purpose which gives
the name of the "child and all neces
sary information as to the size of the
garden, quality of soil rent to be
paid, etc. Then a duplicate applica
tion is made out and the stub sent to
the department at Lincoln with the
other application. Thus the state,
headquarters has complete informa
tion regarding each tract. Each su
pervisor is provided with cards so
that when he visits a garden he can
score each gardener of the essential
points in his work and the condition
of the graden. Other cards are pro
vided in case any of the products of
the garden are canned.
"Before it is time to begin the work
of preparing the garden each pupil
will receive from the extension serv
ice a bulletin especially prepared on
how to plan the garden, space to be
used between rows and the kind of
plants to use. A little later another
Circular will be sent covering the
roposition of fertilizer and how to
use ti ,T hen about two weeks before
it is time to prepare the garden by
spading or plowing a bulletin is sent
explaining hbw the garden should be
prepared. Then will come a bulletin
on sowing and planting the seed. Next
will follow in proper time instructions
as to how to thin out the plants and
how to re-plant those which will stand
replanting. This will be foltowed
by a bulletin on cultivating the gar
den. . "With the product out of the way
and the money from the same safelv
in the pocket or the bank, then wifl
come the problem .of preparing for
next year and so we will send each lit
tle farmer instructions how to fix up
the garden plat for the winter so it
will be in good shape for next spring.
"After this is all over then will
come the final report. This will give
a condensed report of the work ot
the year and each gardener will be
asked to wr'te a story to cover the
following subjects' or some subject
suggested by them:
"1. The Story of My Life (as told
by a garden beet.)
"2. How Hard It Is to Live in a
School Garden (as told by a weed.)
"3. Serving Uncle Sam las told by
"4. From a Tomato Seed Into a
Salad (as told by a tomato.)
5. My hummer a Lxoenence (as
told by the garden hoe.)
'O. l he Joys of a Gardener.
"7. The Joy , of Havinir a Garden
of My Own.
8. I he Garden as a Business
H.re Root Prim It New Beacon Proa.
Lighting Fixtures. Burgess-Grnmleii.
Fined $1.50 J. O. McCarthy. 1612
Durt street, was fined $7.50 and coat
in police court Wednesday, charged
with disturbing the peace.
Prudent raving in war times is a
hostage for opportunities of peace.
Play safe by startlig an account with
Nebraska Savings & I,oan Ase'n, 211
8. 18th St SI to $0,000 received.
noacli Back from Cody Frank
Roach of the Union Pacific advertis
ing department, la back from Camp
Cody, Texas, where he went to visit
his brother, who is a memoer or ine
machine gun corps.
Sues Street Car Company Leona
E. Nye, 34 years old, mother of three
children, in suing the street car com
pany for $25,000 for alleged injuries
suffered in a colliHlon between two
street cars at Twenty-fourth and
Tn Pnwnt FIa2 A flaer will be
given to the Nebraska base hospital
by the Omaha chapters of the Daugh
ters of the 'American devolution. A
patriotic demonstration will mark the
oreuentation. The affair will be. held
at the municipal auditorium in the
Railway Mall KsaminatioiiH The
government is short of railway mall
clerks, and April 13 has been set as
the date for holding examinations for
applicants who desire to get into serv
ice. Examinations win do neia in
Omaha, Alliance, Beatrice, Broken
Bow, Chadron, Columbus, Fremont,
Grand Island. Hastings, Lincoln, Mc-
Cook, Nebraska City, Norfolk, North
Platte, O'Neill and lioidrege.
Women to Meet The district lead
ers of the Nebraska Women's Liberty
Loan committee will hold a confer,
ence In Omaha at the Omaha Cham
ber of Commerce Thursday noon.
Mrs. A. O. Peterson of Aurora, state
chairman of the women's section, has
called the meeting. Mrs. George W.
Fuller of Kansas City, chairman of
the Tenth Federal reserve district,
will be here for the' conference.
Navy Night The smoker which
members of the Noonday club will
hold at the Chamber of Commerce
Thursday night will be featured as
"navy night" and Ensign conflict or
the Omaha navy recruiting station
will speak and formally present a
navy recruit to the club, which will
sponsor the youth while he Is In the
service. The boy will be sworn In
and the oath ot allegiance given in the
presence of the club members.
Fine fireplace goods at Sunderlands.
Seek Restraining Order
Preventing Land Transfer1
Injunction proceedings were begun
in district court Monday against Oak
C. Redick, City Trust company, Wal
ter G. Silver, Julia Moylan, E. W,
Simeral, Roy H. Walber and Hiatt
company to restrain Miss Moylan,
an employe of Redick, from convey
ing 63 acres of land adjoining Carter
lake, which it is alleged, was deeded
to Miss Moylan without right at a
meeting of the board of directors of
the Hiatt company.
. The petition recites that Hiatt was
ousted from the management of the
Hiatt company, and E, M. Simeral ap
pointed in his place. Hiatt asserts
that Redick then planned to gain con
trol of the assets of the company,
and, in pursuance of this scheme,
caused 63 acres o.f land adjoining Car
ter lake to be conveyed to Miss Moy
lan, without consideration. ,
He alleges that a fair value of the
land is between $15,000 and $18,000
and that Redick is trying to obtain
the tract for $3,092. He asks that the
deed to tl'm Moylan be set aside and
that she be ordered to turn the prop-
rfv Kartr t th Ulntf rnninativ anrl
that a referee be appointed to sell the
property at public auction.
John Goss, Bellevue Pioneer,
, Passes Away; 91 Years Old
John Q. Goss, 91 years old, a resi
dent of Bellevue for 58 years, t ted
Mr. Goss was widely known
throughout the state as a historinn of
the early days of Nebraska, wlen
Bellevue and Florence were the only
settlements west of the Missour ver.
He was one of the pioneers, convng
west by oxen and wagon, sclenting
Bellevue to locate. He has becnyre
tired many years, devoting his time
to study and writing.
A widow, one daughter, Mrs. Emma
Thompson, Washington, D. C, and
one granddaughter, Miss Laura
Thompson of Bellevue, survive. Mr.
Goss was a pioneer member o Ne
braska lodge No. 1, Knights of
Pythias, and also was a Mason.
Many Omaha Boys Will
Work on Farm This Summer
The United States Boys Labor, re
serve has started on its drive to en
roll the entire boy-power of the na
tion, and local officials say that Oma
ha bids fair to enroll several thou
Elmer Cowell, 17-year-old boy, liv
ing at 1817 Jackson afreet, was the
first Omaha boy to enroll and he
already has gone to work on the farm
of John Speedie, near Gretna.
Farmers say they need the help of
the boys, and will pay tllem good
wages, and many boys will do their
bit this summer by passing their va
cations on farms, engaged in whole
some outdoor labor and helping to
raise the food which will win , the
State Chairman Trester. says that in
addition to having the support, both
financially ' and otherwise, of the
United States government, the na
tional enrollment week is endorsed
by churches and schools throughout
Judge Remembers Name,
Also Past Performances
Recognition of the name of Harry
Lohrman, ladies' tailor, caused Judge
Day to change his mind about signing
a divorce decree tn favor of his wife,
Freda, Tuesday afternoon.
"This is the same man," explained
the judge, "who neglected to support
his former wife, Clara, and who fled
from Des Moines when a decree of
alimony was entered against him. Suit
was later brought in my court and the
wife was awarded judgment against
"You are his second wife and if
I, divorce you, he will, in all probabil
ity, do the same thing. I will con
tinue this case and urge you to file a
petition for separate maintenance.
There ought to be some way of put
ting a stop to a man like that."
Mrs. Lohrman sobbed aloud in
court when telling of her husband's
alleged misdeeds. He admitted hav
ing "another woman," she said, and
urged her to get a divorce.
Colonel Settle Will Soon
Leave for Southern Camp
Colonel Douglas Settle, who has re
ceived orders from Washington re
lieving him from duty as commanding
officer at Fort Crook, will leave Oma
ha this week to take up new work
at a southern camp. ',
Mrs. Settle will accompany the
colonel to his new post.
"I regret leaving Omaha," said Mrs.
Settle, who is a popular member'of
Omaha society, "Our stay here has
been so pleasant and we have grown
attached to Omaha."
Colonel Settle was assigned to the
Forty-first Infantry last October, and
came here from Fort Snelling, Minn.
He is a graduate of West Point and
has seen service in Panama, Cuba.
Pdrto Rica, and the Philippines.
A daughter of Colonel and Mrs.
Settle, Miss Pauline, is attending
Beechwood school near Philadelphia.
Dr. John M. Dean to Address
Conf erence of Churchmen
Dr. John M. Dean, Chicago,
evangelical worker, Tuesday night
spoke before a joint meeting of the
Omaha Red Cross chapters at the
First Baptist church. ,
Wednesday night he will address a
men's meeting at the First Baptist
church, where the men from the
First Christian, Westminster Presby
terian and First Baptist will gather
for a banquet and conference. At 7:30
the conference will be opened to
Another speaker will be Amy Lee
Stockton, evangelist of California.
One hundred and fifteen voicea will
furnish music for the occasion.
Seven Presbyterian Church
Bodies Meet at Philadelphia
Philadelphia, March 20.Represen
tatives of seven church bodies of the
Presbyterian synod met here today
and considered preliminaries for an
amalgamation of religious and social
activities. The churches represented
are the Reformed church in America,
Presbyterian church in the Un:ted
States of America, United Presby
terian church, Presbyterian church in
the United States, Reformed church
in the United States, Associate Re
formed Presbyterian synod, Cumber
land Presbyterian church (colored).
All Records for Freight v
. Traffic in Omaha Broken
All records for freight traffic on
Nebraska railroads were broken dur
ing the first two weeks of March.
During the first 10 days of the
month, the Northwestern reports 7,-
077 cars were loaded out as compared
to 5,773 cars during the same period
a year ago. The report further shows
no carload movement was delayed
more than 48 hours.
Business on other Nebrask roads
shows an increase in keeping with
that of the Northwestern
LADIES' AND MISSES'
Serge and Poplin Coat
111 SO. 16TH ST.
OUR a DEFENSE
Our boys are defending
this country on the high seas
and on the land. Our own
defense against a common
enemy is to keep the system
clean by ridding the body'of
the toxins, or poisons, which
are bred in the intestines.
When you feel tired, sleepy,
headachy, when your breath
is offensive, or pimples ap
pear on the face and neck,
jt is time to recognize the
danger and protect your
bodily health by taking a
good laxative or liver medi
cine. The machinery of the body
needs to be oiled, kept in
good condition, just as the
guns or machinery of a ship.
Why should a human person
neglect his own machinery
more than that of his auto
mobile or his guns? Yet
most people do neglect them
selves. Their tongue has a
dark brown color, skin sal
low, breath bad, yet they fail
to see that their machinery
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pel
lets have been known for
nearly half a century. They
are made of May-apple,
leaves of aloe and jalap,
made into a tiny pellet and
coated with sugar. They are
standard and efficacious. You
can obtain them at any drug
store in vials for twenty-five
cents. Ask for Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets and get no
CaUblMiMl 1894. I havt a tueeaiilul trmtmant for Rnptara with
out retorting to a painful and aneartaia aargteal
t operation, i am tna only rvpuutiia pkritetaB who
will takt such easea npoa a cuarantaa to fWa
aatiiftetory remits. I baa devoted more than tO
yeara to the eicluiWe treatment ot Raptura. and
have perfected the beet treatment tn exiitenea today. 1 do not inject parafflae car was.
a It la danjerone. The advantage ot my treatment are: No ioaa of time. No detention
from baainea. Mo dancer from chloroform, ahock and blood poiaeo, and ao lay lne P
in feoepitaL Call or writ. Dr. Wray, 304 Baa Bldf, Omaha. r
Some say that it is stock that is preferred as to assets and
dividends. Others say that it acts the lame as a first mortgage.
that at the present time it is being used in many instance in
Omaha to cover graft and promoters.
Investors who purchase Preferred Stock should be sure, be
fore investing in a corporation issuing Preferred Stock that it
V has assets in excess of the total face value of Preferred Stock
issued; otherwise the corporation is gambling with your money,
expecting to pay its officers good salaries and trusting that it
can make its Common Stock worth something.
Expense Allowed by Law for the
Sale of Stock
Section 806 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska, for 1913,
was amended by our Legislature in 1917 to read as follows:
The State Railway Commission shall allow and
grant at the request of the Board of Directors of any corporation;
coming within the purview of this act, the right to appropriate,
use and expend fifteen per cent of the gross amount received from
the sale of stock for the purpose of paying for the marketing and
selling said stock, and in addition thereto said commission shall
allow and grant at the request of the Board of Directors of any
such corporation the right to appropriate, use and expend an
amount of five per cent of the gross amount received from the sale
of stock, for the purpose of paying and bearing the expense of
organization and promotion of said Company. When the com
mission or bonus to be received, directly or indirectly, on the sale
of any stocks, bonds or securities, exclusive of the amount allowed
for promotion purposes, is to exceed fifteen per cent, then in such
event, such fact shall be set forth on the face of the permit issued,
and on the face of the stock sold, and in a written statement filed
with the commission before any attempted sale of such securities.
Many corporations have and are paying from twenty-five
per cent to fifty per cent expense for organization. If a cor
poration is willing to evade the law to secure your money, do
you honestly believe that it will follow the law in looking after
your investment, and returning you your profits?
Somewhere there is a quotation like this: "Beware of
wolves in sheep's clothing." Separate the financial depart
ment from the Corporation. Find out WHO'S WHO what
per cent of your money goes to the financial department, ancj
what per cent of your money goes to the corporation.
If you are going to purchase a piece of real estate, you cer
tainly would be a poor business man if you did not ask for an
Abstract of Title. When purchasing Preferred Stock, fojlow
the same methods, and in future years you will be wealthier
$75,000 7 Accumulating and Participating Stock
in a Growing Corporation of Omaha
CAPITAL STOCK, $200,000
$150,000 Preferred $50,000 Common ,
Par Value $100,000 Selling at $115.00
Incorporated in 1915
' ' Capital,
Increased Capital for 1916
Business Transacted, ,
Increased Capital in 1917,
Capital Paid In,
Business Transacted. '
TOTAL NET ASSETS to guarantee the $150,000.00 Pre
ferred when issued, $215,000.00.
1 The Stock will return to the investor 12 to 16 per;
For full information, write, phone or see
GEORGE H. LYNCH,
350 Omaha National Bank Bldg.
Phone Douglas 1869
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