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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY. MAY 14. 1918.
SMITH NAMED OMAHA
MAYOR AS NEW COUNCIL
TAKES OVER CITY HALL
Municipal Executive Promises ! First Appointments Under New
in Initial Speech Mandates City Administration Are to
Omahan, Who Fell on Field of
Honor, Left Government Policy
of People Shall Be Car
We have with us Mayor Smith,
successor to Citizen Ed P. Smith.
"Just Mayor Ed," the new execu
tive jokingly remraked when he
took over the office from James C.
Dahlman, retiring mayor.
NEW ORGANIZATION. '
The organization of the new city
council was accomplished with only
an echo of friction, the assignment of
departments being legally ratified ac
cording to the program which was
announced last week, as follows:
Ed P. Smith, mayor; W. G. Ure,
accounts and finance; J. Dean Ringer,
police and sanitation; Roy N. Towl,
public improvements; Harry B. Zim
man, fire; Thomas Falconer, parks;
Dan B. Butler, streets.
When Mr. Smith had been elected
' mayor by an unanimous vote of the
council, he acknowledged applause
from the crowd by making this state
ment: "Gentlemen of the council and citi
zens of Omaha: I appreciate this
vote of confidence and the tremendous
responsibility which lies ahead of us
for the next three years. The people
have issued their mandate and I
hope that mandate will be carried out.
I hope trfat we will refer to our ad
ministration, rather than my admin
istration. We owe a great responsi
bility to Omaha and the state. It is
my hope that we will give to our
great city the government it is en
titled to. The whole state has eyes
upon Omaha at this time. This must
be an administration of work rather
Mayor Smith then ordered that the
council proceed with assignments of
departments, whereupon Commis
sioner Zimman moved that Commis
sioner Ure be designated as superin
tendent of department of accounts of
Commissioner Butler made formal
protest against being ousted from
the department of accounts but to
no avail and his vote alone backed the
objection. He was given street
cleaning and maintenance.
The formality of turning over the
city government to the new adminis
tration was effected in half an hour.
Ex-Mayor Dahlman called the old
council to order, Hummel 1 .oved an
anjournment sine die, the new com
missioners took their seats, the crowd
cheered and Dahlman expressed the
best wishes for himself and retiring
"I hope that your administration
will be a success. I will be ready to
give you my assistance," the retiring
mayor said to the new mayor.
Meet Again Tuesday.
The council resolved to adopt the
old rules until further action. The
next meeting will be on Tuesday
morning at 10' o'clock.
Frank L. Weaver, who has accepted
the position of city attorney, visited
the city legal department and ex
changed courtesies with City Attor
Xo appointments will be made un
. til Wednesday morning.
The Election Slogans.
For a week before the election, an
automobile was driven through the
streets, bearing the following slogans:
Ed. P- Smith I favor municipal
ownership of the city hall."
Dean Ringer Smash gang rule.
Harry B. Zimman Expert, eco
nomical municipal service.
Roy N. Towl Better public works
for less money.
W. G. Ure Business, not politics.
All Vagrants and Slackers
Warned to Enlist or Work
"All vagrants, slackers and bums
in Douglas or arriving here, must en
list, work or travel. This is no time
nor place for idlers!"
This little "fair" warning heads a
notice prepared by the Douglas (Wy
oming) Chamber of Commerce that
all such persons will be called upon
by a committee appointed by the 100
Per Cent American club and will be
required to give name, address and
occupation. If anyone is found un
employed, he will be asked, why not?
He is given three days to go to
Copies of the warning and its ob
ject were received in Omaha Monday,
with the request that co-operation in
this city and state be extended in
making the movement nationwide.
C. L. U. Endorses Brown
For Chief Electric Inspector
, Members of the Central Labor
union held an executive session Sun
, Secretary Wangberg of the organi
zation said the meeting was for the
purpose of planning to make recom
mendations to the city commissioners
for appointive city officers.
The only action taken, the secretary
said, was to endorse James P. Brown,
for chief electrical inspector. Next
Friday evening other endorsements
- will be considered.
Seed Company Head Required
To File Bonds for Appearance
W. G. Windhelm, president of the
Nebraska Seed company, against
which company charges of destroying
food -products were filed by federal
authorities, was required 'Monday
morning to file bonds of $1,000 for
his appearance for a preliminary
hearing before the United States
commissioner Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock. The charges are the result
of the dumping of onion sets into the
Missouri river Saturday.
Finnish Flag Raised
Over Sveaborg Fortress
Helsingfors, Finland, May 13. The
Finnish flag was raised today with sol
emn ceremonies over the fortress of
Sveaborg in Helsingfors harbor,
where, 110 years ago, it made way for
the Russian banner. The fortress was
renamed Huomenlinna, a Finnish
jtrord meaning Finland's fortress
Be Made Wednesday;
Sherry City Clerk.
The advent of a new city admin
istration emphasizes the question of
who s who in and out ot the city
Appointments will be started on
Wednesday at the city council meet
There seems to be no dearth of per
sons who admit their qualification for
various municipal positions.
Sherry for Clerk.
Joseph Sherry, clerk in the office of
County Judge Crawford, will be ap
pointed city clerk, subject to connrm
ation of the city council.
Sherry has been identified with the
Jacksonian branch of democracy and
had charge of the speakers during the
campaign lor the allied candidates.
T. B. Murray, another supporter of
the allied candidates, will be named as
prosecutor of the South Side police
H. B. Fleharty, city solicitor, has
tendered his resignation.
Wood Hartley, city abstracter, will
resign. He expects to move to Cali
fornia next month.
Drs. A. B. Somers, A. D. Dunn and
Charles O. Rich, comprising a com
mittee of the Omaha Medical society,
in conference with Dr. Albert F. Ty
ler, president of the society, decided
to recommend Dr. Millard Langfeld
and Dr. Ernest T. Manning for the
position of health commissioner.
The mayor has received a commu
nication on the subject and will dis
cuss the matter in conference with
Dr. Langfeld is city bacteriologist
and is prominent in his profession.
Dr. Manning is supervisor of med
ical inspection in the public schools.
Holmes Is Mentioned.
Robert Holmes is spoken of as pros
pective superintendent of the city hall,
although his choice would be fire
warden. John Trouten, fire warden
for the South Side, is in the running
for appointment as chief fire warden.
O. A. Scott may be appointed super
intendent of street lighting. L. J.
Quinby's name "has gone into the
front office" for a clerical position, as
sistant city clerk or assistant comp
Commissioner Falconer announced
that he would make no changes in the
staff of the park department for a
month or so at the least. He ex
plained that he wanted to look around
before making new appointments.
"I expect to save $10,000 to $15,000
a year in my department,' Commis
sioner Zimnif.n stated when he took
charge of the fire department and
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without soiling hands or
clothes and in less time
than it takes to screw
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Seven Models, $1990
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Let us demonstrate all the
Westcott superiorities to
Motor Car Co.
CARL CHANGSTROM, Pres.
2020-22 Farnam St.
HOW SOON ?
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run-down people in two weeks' time in
many instances. Used and highly en
dorsed by former United States Senators
and Members of Congress, well-known
pyysicians ana former Fublie Health of
ficials. Ask your doctor or druggist
John A. On, 1306 South Third
street, is among the first Omaha sol
diers who died in action on the west
ern front to be insured under the gov
ernment provision for soldiers. Ort.
who was a former bookkeeper for the
Woodmen of the World, was listed
among the casualties of Mav 2, in
France, just a year following "his en
listment in Omaha.
He had participated in many bat
tles as a member of a machine gun
company. He leaves his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Ort, a sister, Anna,
and two brothers. Anton and Joseph.
His last letter to his parents was un
der date of March oO, in which lie
said he was going into the trenches
for the third time.
Nebraska's Fame Spreads as
Live Stock Production Center
Nebraska's fame as a producer of
live stock has reached California.
II. H. Braly, from the Conejo ranch,
near Los Angeles, and member of the
live stock committee of the California
Liberty fair, to be held in Los
Angeles in October, is touring the
central part of the country with a
dual purpose, lie is buying pure
bred stock and endeavoring to pre
vail upon the breeders in Nebraska
and surrounding states to enter their
best herds in the California fair.
"This is an onnortnnitv far Ne
braska breeders," Mr. Braly said. "We
nave received the assurance of the
railways of a frej freight rate for live
stock to the fair, and the alluring
premium list, amounting to $.15,000,
should offer an incentive for big
breeders to get their stock before the
buvers of California."
FOR the noble quality of its tone the
Stradivarius stands supreme among
violins. That tone is in the genuine
"Strad"; it is lacking in all others.
Whatever is genuine possesses a degree
of excellence never found in imitations.
The only genuine Aspirin is found in
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Aspirin has been made In the United States for
more than ten years. For your protection genuina
Aspirin is invariably marked every package and
every tablet with
Ths trade-mark" Aspirin" (Rc. D. 8. Pat. Off.) Is
srasnntefl that ths monosreticaeidmtsr of asilrylicaciij.
ia these tablets is of the reliable Layer manuf acture.
TO CAMP BOWIE
Three Omaha commissioned officers
were included in a list of 100 selected
men to attend a personnel school at
Camp Bowie, Tex. T,he Omaha men
are Major T. M. llarires. Captain
Charles 1. dlidden and Captain H. A.
Wise. The school w ill be held for one
The school will be in charge of Cap
tain Y. Stokes, especially assigned by
the adjutant general of the army. He
will be assisted by f)r. K. K. Strong
and Kendall Weisiger of Washington,
prominent members of the personnel
classification board. Every detail of
the classification work will be taught.
Kvrry vocation at which a soldier
has ever been employed or in which
he has received instruction is listed.
The fitness of the individual man is
noted, so that where a highly trained
expert is needed he may be supplied.
J he work of the personnel officers
is one ot ever-increasing importance.
It not only has effected an enormous
savings in construction and mainte
nance cost at the costs, camns and
cantonments, but has enabled the War
department to complete building pro
jects in trance that otherwise would
have consumed more than double the
time that was actually required
It was through the work of the per
sonnel department that the War de
partment was enabled to send an army
of skilled workmen to France, which
constructed thousands of buildings,
cold storage plants, bridges, depots
and aided the engineer corps in the
construction of hundreds of miles of
St. John's Catholic Church
Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Celebration of the 30th anniversary
of the dedication- of "St. John's Cath
olic church took place on Sunday.
During the solemn high mass at 11
a. m. Father Weiss gave a short his
tory of the work done in the parish
since the opening ceremony was hetd
there by the late Bishop O'Connor.
"PHOTO PlAY. OFFERINGS FOR. TODAY"
Mad by Hartmann Are Different
They have Cibraltarized Cor
ners, Padded Hinged Tops, Rein
forced Trays, Special Locks and
Hinges, Spot Welded Frames to
Carry the Drawers.
All above features are patented.
Why not buy the best?
Priced at $30, $35, $40, $47.50,
$60 and $75.
Freling & Steinle
"Omaha's Best Baf safe Builders."
1803 Farnam Street
The use of WRIGLEY'S by the fighting
men has created much comment
across the water.
Even before American soldiers and
sailors landed, the British, Canadian and
French forces had adopted WRIGLEV'S
as their war-time sweetmeat.
And now that Uncle Sam's stalwart
boys are bitting the (jne, you'll find
WRIGLEV'S a very noticeable ally of
Keep tnem supplied. fl box is easy
to send 100 sticks 100 refreshments.
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LAST TIMES TODAY
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f2 Thiv Sign
Francis Ford's First Production
Berlin or Butt
At tht Boyd Thsatar today and ths rest
of ths waek. Continuous show from 1
p. ra. until 11 p. m. Admission 25 cents.
Today and Wednesday
J. WARREN KERRIGAN In
"THE TURN OF A CARD"
Last Times Today MARY PICKFORD in
"Fatty" Arbuckle Comedy
Last Times Today
HENRY WALTHALL in
"HIS ROBE OF HONOR"
Authorized Film Version of
Startlinf Book of Facts,
'My Four Years in Germany'
U. S. NAVAL NIGHT TONIGHT
Daily Matinees, 25c and 50c.
Evenings, Balcony, 25c to 50c.
Orchestra 50c and
75c; Boxes, $1.00
OMAHA VS. ST. JOSEPH
May 14, IS, 16 -
Garnet Called 3:15
Today and Wednesday
ALFRED WHITMAN in
"THE GIRL FROM BEYOND"
24th and Ames
Last Tlmea Today , j
MARY PICKFORD In '
"AMARILLY OF CLOTHESLINE ALLEY"
HILL, TIVOLI GIRLS & HILL
Interestlns; and Amasina NoTelty.
"The Cruis of the Doughnaf
ANGELL A FULLER
"A Heal Soldier" Comedy.
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s PEGGY 1IYLAND in
'TK(1 OF THK . PIRATES."
"Camouflaffa" Ba,l: wm
1.!1IJ Oakland & Co.;
The Stantons; Allan Shaw; Regal
& Bender; Three Weber Girls;
Orpheum Travel Weekly.
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