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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1918.
FLYING CADET IS
INJURED IN FALL;
Aviatibn Student Tells How It
Feels to Plunge Headlong
From Clouds in
t A: thrilling story of the 3,200-foot
drop in a free balloon at Kelly field,
San Antonio, Tex., is told by Flying
Cadet Harry Shackleford, former
Omaha lawyer, who is home on sick
leave, nursing a broken ankle suf
fered in the fall.
"I thought my ! day had come, but
that did not deter myself and the
other boys from making every effort
, to save ourselves. The valve on the
hallopn was defective, and when we
opened it to let out some gas, it
refused to close, and the big bag be
gan to. drop. The first 500 feet we
did not go very fast, but the speed
of our descent increased momentarily,
and it seemed we must be dashed to
pieces on the ground below. We were
throwing out sand as fast as we could
work, and the rush of air caused by
. our speedy descent would throw the
sand back into our faces. When we
struck the ground the basket made a
i hole IS inches deep."
Shackleford also related the details
of the injury of E. R. Burke, another
former Omaha attorney, who is a
student in the balloon school at Kelly
"One of the balloons had become
entangled in a tree, and Burke climbed
out on a limb to set it free. Illuminat
ing gas, with which the balloons are
' inflated, was escaping from a tear in
the bag, and he was overcome. He
fell to the ground, alighting on his
head. 'He was in a serious condition
for some time, but was looking well
again when I left.
Shackleford will be in Omaha until
' May, 1. , '
Band From the Great Lakes
, Station Stops in Omaha
the Great Lakes' naval band of
- SO pieces reached Omaha in the midst
Of a driviog rain shortly after noon
. Friday and was forced to abandon
. the original plan to play at Sixteenth
and Farnam streets and in front of
the Liberty bank. The rotunda of
'the court house was used for botn
"concerts, the first at 2 and the second
a'f 5 o'clock.
.'The firsb floor of the court house
Was packed with a gathering of lovers
of martial music and the stairs and
, the railings around the court on the
upper floors were several deep with
an enthussiastic people.
.Bandmaster Foetkner did not arrive
with the band, being detained in Lin
coln to care for a sick man. His place
' was taken at the first concert by First
Musician Ed Nelson. The bandmaster
arrfVed to officiate at the sencond con
cert. The most popular numbers on the
program were "The Liberty Loan
4 March," "America, Here Is My Boy"
" atfd other new marches by Lieutenant
Sbusa.. . In the two mentioned num
bers the members of the band sing
several stanzas. The program was
concluded with the national air.
"Say," exclaimed an admiring ex
blne jacket, "I just wonder what that
'300-piece band sounds like at Chi
cago." . Oh boy," responded the band
master, "You just ought to hear the
700 pieces Wednesday afternoons."
Bandmaster Foelkner, and his men
left, for. the training station at Chi
cago at 10 o'clock last night. They
have been on a tour of the 10th fed
eral "reserve district and Omaha was
the last city on the schedule.
Wife of Balloon Sergeant
j V Dies After Short Illness
J - ' Mrs. Mary M. Burcham, wife of
Sergeant Guy Burcham, formerly in;
the balloon school at Fort Omaha
and stationed at Morrison, Va., died
Friday morning after a week's illness
- of pneumonia at the home of her par
ents, Mr, and Mrs. J. B. McDonald,
2715 Hamilton street. She was 26
' years old.
Mrs. Burcham had been employed
as a stenographer at Fort Omaha.
Her husband, who was awaiting
orders to go abroad, has been granted
a furlough to attend the funeral. Mrs.
, Burcham, besides her parents and
' husband, is survived by two sisters,
Miss Jesse McDonald and Mrs. Frank
Davis, and one brother, Henry Mc
Donald, who is a soldier at Camp
Mail Sacks, Heavily Laden With News
From Home Reach Sammies "Over There"
ii i m miMii nil ii i m a i iyri V:;
1 fu5!ww 1 f
i lAG:ML-im -fit- ai I
the Marine corps
crease in the Ma
strength to 75,500 men was
voted by the house today to en
able the navy to put an entire
division of the sea soldiers at
the front with Pershing's ex
Provision Jor the increase,
which would add about 50 per
cent to the enlisted personnel,
was approved by the naval com
mittee and promptly was made
a part of the saval appropria
tion bill under consideration in
Action was based on a recom
mendation from General Persh
ing that a brigade of marines
now attached to his force be
raised to a complete division.
With an appropriation of $25,
000,000 to take care of the ad
ditional number of marines, the
bill carries in all,' $1,352,608,673.
House leaders predicted its pas
This is The
Ask to See
These Yankee boy are smiling because the ever-welcome mail from home has arrived at
their camp in France. -
Six Candidates Unable to A free on
Seventh Man, Declare "Bill" Ure.
School Boys and Girls Tell of
Thrift Stamp Experiences
Rally of Nations at
The Central High School
fn a "Rally-of Nations" at the Cen
tral High school Friday afternoon,
pupils from more than a score of na
' . The entertainment was given to en
able the foreign-born students to ex
press their appreciation of democracy.
The participants were dressed in the
. costumes of the country of their par-ents.-
The program opened with a flag
,3rill by girls of the gym club. The
irls wore costumes of many nations.
An .original poem by Abe Swet, who
" came from Russia five years ago, told
of his initial impressions of America.
Sam Okun drew some clever por
' traits. ,
. Register Dedicated to
Memory of Soldier Dead
.i The April number of the Central
High School Register, which appeared
Friday, was dedicated to the memory
of three former high school students,
Lieutenant Peyton C. March, Cor
poral Russell G. Hughes and Marion
G. Crandall, who died while in war
Marion . Crandall, doing Young
Men's Christian association work at
the front, was killed by German shell
fire as she returned from the soldiers'
canteen, where she was employed as
Bohemian Association Takes
Big Block of Liberty Bonds
Godfred Horacek of Omaha, head
treasurer of the Western Bohemian
Fraternal association, with head
quarters in Cedar Rapids, la., has
been instructed to buy $50,000 of the
third; Liberty loan bonds. Of tni?
amount $25,000 is credited to Oniali.i
and $25,000 to Cedar Rapids, ,
(Continued From Far One.)
sioner Butler also were considered.
George M. Tunison will be the actfvc
campaign manager of the citizens'
ticket an I W, F. Baxter will serve as
chairman. Headquarters will be se
lected this week.
The antis have adopted a platform
which, in substance, is as follows:
"We favor home rule and will work
unceasingly for a home rule charter.
The needs of a metropolitan city re
quire that we secure for our citizens
the fullest measure of self-government
and individual liberty consistent with
the .constitution of the state. Our
people and our mode of living cannot
be made to conform to so-called blue
laws that have long been dead let
ters. We favor municipal ownership
of public utilities. We urge the adop
tion at the joining election of the
proposition to authorize the city to
take over the properties of the Oma
ha Gas company and we are opposed
to the granting of a new franchise
to that company. Recent disclosures
in which only a part of the facts
were brought to light make impera
tive a reorganization of the police de
partment. The police department
must suppress bootlegging and must
not take its orders from any outside
source. Regrettable contests between-
employers and employes resulting in
strikes and lockouts should be unnec
essary; we pledge the services of out
administration toward securing a basis
of justice and right in these direc
tions, and our good offices for media
tion in all of these controversies. We
are opposed to and will not practice
nepotism. The times demand the
strictest economy in the expenditures
of public money, and we pledge our
selves to conduct the affairs of the
city on nonpartisan business princi
ples, and not as a part of a personal
. a a -11 i
or political macnine. we win insti
tute a broad-guaged program of pub
lic health and sanitation."
In launching: the campaign fyr the
antis, Chairman W. F. Baxter made
this statement. "This group will rep
resent the best will and intentions pf
the whole people of Omaha. The ob
ject is to change the control and at
titude of the city hall. It is infinitely
more than a contest for place or for'
person. Those who approve of the
present administration are urged to
vote their convictions, but those who
do not approve and want to realize
their wish, must vote for some desig
nated group in order to change con
trol." Commissioner Butler, who will not
be lined up with either administration
or anti-administration tickets, said:
'T haven't started my campaign. If
they (the administration group) are
going to allow some dirty sneak, un
der the name of Hot Shot Murphy or
some other nom de plume, to write
under cover against me, then I intend
to give the people a few facts and
figures about fire apparatus and other
matters. I would like to make a
clean campaign, but if it is necessary
I will let the people know a few things
about the city hall."
,Ed P. Smith, I. J. Dunn and others
spoke at 7 o'clock last night at the
city hall in Florence.
Jerry Howard is getting his finger
in the pie again. He is arranging
meetings for some of the candidates
and in a paid political announcement
over his signature refers to the "bell
hops of the corporations," "camou
flage patriots" and a few more bon
Funeral of Jesse Lowe
Will Be Held Today
The funeral of the late Jesse Lowe
will be held at the residence of Mrs.
F. E. Pratt, 2326 South Thirty-third
street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon,
Bishop Williams of the Episcopal
church officiating. Burial-will be in
Forest Lawn cemetery. The pall
bearers will be:
Active George B. Christie, Beards
town, 111.; E. H. Glass, Rushville, 111.;
P. E. Bottenburg, Rushville, 111.; Paul
Harbaugh, Omaha; Harry Mc
Cormick, and Will R. Patrick.
Honorary W. D. McHugh. W.F.
Gurley, Isaac Congdon, G. W. Mc
Geath, Charles E. Saunders and
Frank T. Hamilton. .
"Every miser helps the kaiser,"
wrote Edwin. Case of Mason school,
in his story of War Thrift Stamps.
Boys and girls of the schools have
written of their experiences in sav
ing and earning money for thrift
stamps. Some of these efforts were
sent to school headquarters for ex
amination. "Hush little thrift stamp, don't
You'll be a war bond bye and
were the lines of a girl. '
Abe Kadner of High School of
Commerce wrote : "It is the greatest
investment on earth, and when I
realized what buying thrift stamps
did for me stopped me from smok
ing, spending less for magazines,
saved many toothaches by eating less
candy and improved my health by
walking more I was glad that I had
made these sacrifices."
One boy stated that he cleaned
his father's automobile, another boy
beat rugs for a neighbor and another
took care of a neighbor's baby on
Saturdays and Sundas.
"Every American boy and girl
should make a few sacrifies by giv
ing up little pleasures," was another
A girl wrote that she played a
piano to amuse her father, who gave
her money for thrift stamps. A boy
stated that he shined his brother's
Fifty Election Officials
Sentenced to Prison Terms
New York, April 19. Fifty election
officials half of them democrats ami
half republicans were sentenced to
day by Justice GotT to prison terms
of two months each, after pleading
guilty to participation in primary
frauds inj the, mayoralty contest here
last September. Ten others who
denied their guilt and were tried and
convicted by juries. received sentences
of from three to six months each.
The frauds, for the most part, favored
John Purroy Mitchel, then mayor,
who was a candidate for the repub
lican nomination. i
Law Ropes in I 'lers.
Trovidence, R. I., April 19. Gov
ernor Beekman today signed an act
passed by the general assembly re
quiring every man between the age
of 18 and 50 years to be employed
for at least 36 hours a week.
Stvlea ll ., I
Shoe for Men
Black. Calf and Kid
shoes until they "looked lijce two
headlights.of a Ford." A girl wrote
that she mended her mother's hose.
Eighth grade class of Monmouth
Park school set a mark of $50 to. 15
pupils of the class. They sold pqp
corn. candied fruits and horseradish
and have gone "over the top."
Let Your Next
Pair be a "Bates"
round toe and
till 10 p.m.
We ara exclu
sive agents for,
This is the Shoe - Bates -
We offer with pride to the man who wants
a good shoe at $6 and $7. A lot of style
and big values. We bank on the Bates Shoe.
I jHk A Special for Saturday I , y n
i ri In W Famous for Blouses" WfS ) r fe
' H 5f snk .nd wool H J I J3W m V As jL lJJft'L H
I 1 Worth to $9.75 I 'A , A, iLW 1 JY H
p i Tits offer makes possible one r jj JU1 , . .
0 of the foremost Skirt values j ' O M AH A.
jl! M r- evr aMmPted by this store.
1 1 5B?.il'' launtv Sfrined Silks. Plain Taffetas. Shenherd j?l?,v.,w.v..v, 5?
ill all the new colors several very good styles this . rxn . nil
m V 0ffer is for Saturday only so don't delay. Tum Your Dollars Into Bullets
m , j
Buy a Liberty Bond . .
This Store Has Earned a Tremendous Reputation Simply by Unfailingly Giving the Best Bargains Omaha Affords
SATURDAY We Launch a Great Sales Campaign in Which 1
"print Suits and Coats
ARE OFFERED AT PRICES AMAZINGLY LOW-READ ON
Herbert Quick at the
Chamber ofXommerce Today
Libert loan headquarters Friday
afternoon received a telegram frpm
Herbert Quick, saying he is on his
way to Omaha. He will speak at
the Chamber of Commerce at noon
today, as will Marie Bressler. If Mr.
Quick can remain over he will prob
ablv speak in the Auditorium, and
' perhaps in some moving picture
jhvuscs in the evening.
There's goodness in this Coat sale which
warrants immediate action. on your part.
Involved are Coats of Velours, Serges,
PopNns, and Tweeds, in aa many good
styles as you might care to see. Navy,
Rookie, Copen, Sand, Gray and Black are
the colors most in evidence.
Actual Values to $29.50
In looking for Suit bargains be sure to go
where bargains really exist that's here.
Choose from suits of distinctive style-lines
'-Suits fashioned from Men's Wear Serges,
Poplins, Taffetas, Gabardines, Silvertones,
and Shepherd Checks; every favored ftolor
is included. Hosts of "different" styles.
Actual Values to $39.50
Sat urday-Another One of Those Famous
$5 BLOUSE SA
Past Blouse sales of this type have proven so all-attractive to Omaha
women that for Saturday we have assembled 900 exquisitely pretty
Blouses of Georgette and other wanted materials and offer them at $5.
$7.50, $8.75 and $10.00, Beautiful
Georgette Blouses, Saturday
It's bewildering to see this great host of new Blouses with all
the various colors, distinctive trimmings, new beading, new
embroidered designs. Such I 'ouse values are only found at a
Julius Orkin Blouse Sale. Saturday is your day to share in
savings of a broader, bigger type.
LES a .
About 1,000 New
Lingerie and Tub Silk
That Are Actually
Worth up to $3.95,
The Lingerie Blouse season is jugt
breaking and this great special of
fer affecting such immense quanti
ties of new style Blouses should
make this section a decidedly
busy spot all day on Saturday.