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THE. BEE: OMAHA, 'Hi U USD at, T.TAKcn n, 1317.
CITY WILL VOTE
IN QUESTION OF
SI, 000, 000 BONDS
Proposition of Providing Funds
for New High School Build-
ing Submitted at Coming
Omaha is asked to vote a bond
issue of $1,000,000 at the coming elec
tion, to provide a large, modern and
uell-equipped Commercial high school
building. This is needed for these
reasons, sdfool experts say:
1. The present building is unsan
itary, poorly lighted, poorly venti
2. The present plant is scattered
in various buildings over an area
of three blocks oi both sides of
Leavenworth street. This leads to
inefficient administration and exposes
the students to the weather.
3. The enrollment in this school
is increasing so rapidly that even the
present makeshift arrangement will
be completely overcrowded in a
short time. In the last tnree years
it gained J4.o per cent in enrollment
while the Central high school gained
only 8.1 per cent in the same period.
4,. Omaha is far behind other cit
" ies of equal size in its Commercial
high school equipment.
The cost to the tax payer of this
great improvement to the city has
been figured out to be only $1.56 per
annum on property worth $5,000 on
Omaha's present Commercial high
school conditions are rated the worst
in the United States. As a matter
of civic pride alone, apart from the
other considerations, the new High
School of Commerce is considered
an absolute necessity.
As far as the present cost of build-
ing is concerned, it isnot at all like
lv that building conditions will be
come more favorable for some years
and they will probably grow less
favorable. The building of the school
is a thing that, the public school
authorities ay, cannot wait.
The main building of the school
lias 11 rooms and accomodates 400
pupils. It is- heated by four stoves
' and nine furnaces! In the threean
nexes are 15 class rooms, each heated
by stoves. It has been found diffi
cult to keep coal gas from these
Use Store Rocms.
The worst condition of all prevails
in the 10 rented store buildings, lhese
are long, narrow and lighted very
poorly from the front. In some of
them artificial light has to be used
throughout the day.
The present school is without spe
cial rooms such as auditorium, gym
nasium, rest rooms, laboratories. One
lunch room is provided, located in
one of the old store buildings, a dark
and unsanitary place.
Omaha Boy Scouts Enlist
To Fight "Battle of Hoe"
The second "Battle of the Hoe" will
lictrin in Omaha within 30 days.
It will be a big drive against, the
' kaiser's minions, and will continue,
without cessation, until early fall at
least. v .
Omaha Boy Scouts will be the'at
tacking forces, and the battleground
. will be vacant lots and other trrcts
in the city where gardens mar be
. Last vear the boys enlisted in the
( garden campaign with great zeal. As
; a result there were more than lUfi in
dividual gardens carefully tendei as
' well as six large troop gardens, and a
' scout garden ot six acres.
' "It is impossible to say how much
food was contributed through the me
dium of the scout gardens, ' says Dr.
E. C. Henry, president of the Omaha
council, "but I venture to say that if
all the produce raised in those 300
gardens could be stacked up in one
place it wo:ild amaze the people who
"We shall have another garden
ft jjimpaign this year. The scouts recog
nize tne necessity ior producing every
ounce of food possible to raise, until
the war is over; and I believe that
more and better gardens will be
grown this year than last."
' Volunteers of America Issue
Statement of 1917 Work
.Last summer more than 300 poor
mothers with small children were
given a summer outing. Those in
charge of the work hope to be able
to send a larger number away for a
short holiday during the coming hot
Major and Mrs. F. A. McCormick
are the officers in charge of the work.
Advisory board consists of Casper E.
ost, J. A. Munroe, VV. E. Foshier,
G. H. Payne, H. S. Susman, Dr. D.
A. Foote, W. E. Reed and F. A.
Volunteers of America furnished
more than 2,000 meals to the 'unem
ployed, medical aid to 200 persons
nd lodging to more than 600 of the
:ity's homeless during 1917, according
:o the annual statement.
The organization also distributed
" roal and clothing to poor families
and obtained employment for many
. persons who were cut of work.
Union Pacific Employes
To Hold Patriotic Rally
A big patriotic rally will be held at
:he Municipal auditorium next Mon
day night by the Union Pacific em
ployees for the purpose of organizing
a Family War Relief society to care
for relatives of former Union Pacific
men in war service.
Ross Hammond will be the princi-
pal speaker. N. H. Loomis and May
i or Dahlman will be on the program.
Rev. T. J. Mackay will give the in-
vocation. W. H. Jeffers will preside
"4 is chairman.
Rotarians Hear Debate
On Military Training
Rotarians held their weekly meet
ng at the Hensha hotel Tuesday
.won and heard a debate on universal
nilitary training. Dr. E. C. Henry
nd Francis A. Brogan represented
he affirmative, and Dr. C B. Atzen
md James Allen the negative. Will
Clarke acted as presiding officer and
timekeeper, and Harley G. Moor
tead, J. H. Beveridge and Herbert M.
, Htfrsm acted as judges 1 i
The GARDEN of SPRING STYLES
A VERITABLE flower garden of the newest for Spring an occasion when we announce and demonstrate to the
people of this community our completeness of preparation in every section
of our store for the season just beginning.
The New Tailleur Suits Show
"Individuality" in Every Line
THIS season Fashion has sharply defined her styles and, above all,
the well-dressed woman must have authority and individuality
back of style quality in fabric and in the making.
Women with a feeling for dress recognize at once the authorita
tiveness and individuality of Burgess-Nash Suits.
Suits that are ideally correct for street, dress or sports wear, in
poplins, tricotines, gabardines, serges, coverts and black and white
The jackets include the etoh, pony bolero, box and straight line,
tunic or panel effects.
It's, indeed, a most fascinating display of the new, and you'll enjoy
Burgeee-Naah C. Second floor
Strikingly Original Features Mark
the New Coats for Women and Misses
THE novelty starts with the rich and brilliant fabrics, soft wools, duve
tyn cloths, tricotines, gabardines and combinations of satin and
cloth, in the fashionable and most favored spring shades.
The range for style selection is very extensive top coats, for sport
and afternoon wear. A coat for every purpose.
The collars are first to present unique effects some quite large,
becomingly draped; some with fetching shawl fronts, and the cuffs are
often striking, and the adornment, both front and back, expresses beau
ty as well as originality. j
And right now is the time when you will be most delighted to
possess and wear them.
Burgeaa-Nath Co. Second Floor
The Enlarged Importance of
the Separate Skirt
THE blouse and separate skirt come into their
own again much to the gratification of
women who like frequent change of apparel.
There is a surprising variety among the sport
skirts in wool and worsteds
Stripes and plaids pleated, tucked and ar
tistically gathered. Among the-more dressy skirts
there's a wide range of materials as well as styles
many of them original in design and effective
Burgeae-Naah Co. Second Floor
Don'tWorr yAbout Your Figure
Bring That Worry to Us
WE promise to keep the worry and send you
home happy. Are you stout? Be happy
that you are not thin. Good health is a blessing.
-It is only bad corseting from which stout
women suffer, and we can correct that. 1
Perhaps you'll be just as much amazed to
learn what the modern stylish stout corset can do
with your figure, as have scores of other women,
who had given up hope pf shapeliness long ago.
Just give us a chance to show you the results,
when you have a little time to be fitted if pos
sible, before you select the new suit for Easter.
Our expert corsetieres are at yout service.
Burgeae-Naah Co. Second Floor r . . . .
Blouses Have Never Been Ex
celled in Novelty or Beauty
WE scarcely know where to stop, when making
our selections neither will you. There are
so many different varieties to serve so.many differ
erent purposes ' fr 1 '
Yet all are smartly designed, cleverly exe
cuted and made charmingly' becoming.
But so bewitching are some of these models
that many women will claim them. Every woman
who loves dainty apparel will be eager to see the
whole collection see it Thursday.
Burgeaa-Naih Co. Second Floor
' , ' . . . ' ' ' " '
There's a "Differ entness" About the
Dresses You're Certain to Like
(TT'S easier to buy a dress than to make one," when you consider
JL what lovely styles and what interesting materials and trimmings
make the new dresses.
All the new style features have been cleverly adapted to these ex
ceedingly well made dresses, as you'll note at a glance.
Dresses for every occasion, practical purposes, street and after
noon wear. The' materials are plain or in combination, in a variety of
models, that you cannot fail to find just the sort of style you have in
mind and most desire.
There is originality and smartness in everyone, which you must
see to appreciate.
Burgeae-Naah Co. Second Floor
Most Important to Mother is
Baby's Easter, Outfit
WE'VE been looking forward to serving the baby as though there
wasn't, a grown-up in the world. Never saw such charming
dresses and coats as we found this season.
My, but baby is Retting fashionable such care and art have been
displayed in designing this new apparel for the coming season.
And bonnets and hats, you'll say they came right from Paris
where, of course, the ideas were born.
Just bring baby in and let its show what we have planned and
brought here for him.
You'll be prouder than ever of him if that were possible when
we show you his pretty Easter things.
Burgeee-Naah Co. Second Floor
ONT Forget the
New Silk Petticoat
Your old one will make your new
suit or gown fit badly and that
would make you most unhappy.
The new silhouette demands
a more slender cut to the
petticoat as well.
We have exactly the right kinds ,
to give correct fit and smart finish
to your new Easter outfit.
You'll enjoy looking at them and
we'll enjoy showing them to you.
' Burgeei-Nesh Co. Second Floor
EW Silk Stockings
to Match Your Gown
There is nothing that is more im
portant nothing easier to do and
have the combination right.
But wouldn't it be too bad
not to have done it before
Here are the nicest silk stock
ings, in good fitting shapes, in all
the new tones of the fashionable
colorings with intelligent aid to help
you get just what you require.
Burgesi-Naah Co. Main Floor
OW About the
The gleam of Rhinestones from
under the brim of the new hat will
enormously enhance the charm of
the head dress.
There's a witchery about the
sparkle as it snuggles in
dark hair or blond
and the carefully coifed woman
never omits it. Here are simple
pieces that are most effective and
handsome kinds that make delight
ful Easter gifts.
Burgeee-Naeh Co. Main Floor
YOU'LL Like the Easter
1 Gloves We've Provided
Every forecast was for glove scar
city this Spring. But it hasn't hap
pened yet. Glorious France still
counts glove-making one of her
and America gladly buys all
the gloves she can send.
So you may have kid gloves from
France and the prices are far less
than such a privilege is worthy
Here, too, are the best America
made gloves. -
Burgeaa-Naih Co. Main Floor ''
Exquisite New Conceptions in Easter Neck
wear Fixings Invite Your Inspection
TVTORE than ever this season the new ready-to-wear has set a de
1 mand for dainty neck dressings.
And as usual the new ideas are shown here as soon as created.
You'll enjoy this display of new neckwear and we urge you to
come and see. .
Burgeee-Naeh Co. Main Floor
Unusual Interest Has Been Aroused
in the New Easter Footwear Styles
IRST hand information regarding Spring and Easter styles by
careful inspection of the many models now on display.
There is no further need for speculation as to what is correct in
These authentic styles represent the final word from the leading
Burgeee-Naah Co. Second Floor