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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1918)
BUMPER CROP IN
Small Grains Are Reported in
Flourishing Condition, With
Small Damage to Win
I Indications are that Nebraska will
harvest a bumper crop of small grains
'this year, as crop conditions are re
sported favorable In all parts of the
;state. , .
.4 "Wheat has come through the wm
her with not over 10 per cent damage,"
(said F." A. Howard, field man for the
I Updike Grain company. "Owing to
I the high price of seed wheat and the
! scarcity of spring wheat seed together
fwith the abnormal scarcity of farm
labor, not much more than .the nor
fmal acreage -of .wheat has been
( planned in the state. '
"There is a lack" of moisture in the
'eastern half of the state and the sub
soil is pretty dry. but the farmers are
rot alarmed and it is not yet time
for the 'city farmer to become pessi
i Vast Crops In Sight
"The precipitation of moisture dur
ing the winter shows an abnormal
deficiency for the. eastern partb the
atate, but with well distributed rains
from now on a great crop will be as
sured. In the western parts of the
estate there have been heavy snows and
.rains this winter and spring and more
fthan the usual amount of moisture,
j "In the semi-arid sections around
(North Platte and Alliance the farm
ers have planted large acreage of
,virgin soil in spring wheat and durum
'and big yields are indicated.
"I was talking with a banker from
South Dakota and he said that an
enormous acreage has been sown to
oats in Tripp and Meyer counties.
Tenant farmers and settlers who have
located there have had limited capital
to work with and high priced seed
wheat, that requires a bushel and a
peck to the acre in, sowing, was out of
-stheir reach and they have gone in for
joats. There will be an enormous yield
of that cereat and it will bring in a
iiew territory to the Omaha market. .
1 "This has ben an ideal spring for
'corn. Seed corn was more generally
tested than ever before in the history
kf the state, a p-ecaution whose wis
Sdom has been shown in the fine stands
that are already up in the eastern part
ff the state.
"There has been little complaint of
&cut worms or ants and the stand so
far averages far above the normal.
With a good distribution of rainfall on
ground in the highest tilth that it has
been at this season of the year for
many seasons there should be a great
CUT IS LIMITED
TO TjOOO NAMES
Request of state woman suffragists
to strike out more than 7,000 names
from the referendum petition filed
with the secretary of state has been
denied by the district court at Lin
It was contended that 5,000 of the
names on the petition were those of
unregistered voters who were, there
fore, not qualified to sign the petition.
John Lee Webster, in support of the
petition, argued that registration ot
voters was merely a means of identifi
cation and had no bearing on their
qualification to vote. The court sus
tained his contention.
Mr. Webster further argued that
2,161 withdrawals of names appearing
on the referendum petition could not
be considered by the court, since the
filing and acceptance of the petition
by the secretary of state constituted
an official act and no withdrawals
could be considered thereafter. The
court again concurred with Mr. Web
ster, and ordered the plaintiffs to
file an amended petition with these
two claims omitted. This will be the
second amendment to the original
petition ordered by the court.-
Valley County Sheriff Holds
Omaha Lads and Automobile
Flight of two alleged automobile
thieves, giving their names as Don
Ramsey and George Penner, was ter
minated at Ord, Neb., and a new ma
chine stolen from Arthur Storz, 3708
Farnam street, Sunday night, was re
covered, Omaha police were advised
"The sheriff of Vallev countv ap
prehended the lads upon advice from
th central nnlire station. Detective
Van Deusen has gone to Ord to bring
back tne prisoners ana the car.
Ak-Sar-Bi-n to Stage Big Show
In Omaha Hen, Monday, June 3
The new show which will be staged
at the Ak-Sar-Ben Den on the open
ing night, June 3, was the principal
topic discussed at the regular meet
ing of the board of governors Mon
day night. It is announced that this
will be the funniest bit of comedy
ever .shown in Omaha.
All members who wish to join the
initiation crew are asked to -report
to Gus Ren at the Ak-5ar-Ben Den
at 8 o clock ThursdayjBiyht
Alberta, Canada, .Firm Places
Order for Carload 'f Fine
Omaha is now recognized as the
distributing center for breeding stock
of the beef strains and orders, for
young bulls are coming in to the
firms at the Live Stock exchange,
which specialize in this branch of the
Gillespie & Stiffen of Alberta, Can.,
placed an order this week for a car
load of fine yearling Shorthorn bulls
to place on the range in their section.
Quarantine Fear Passes.
It was thought for a time that the
ruling of the state veterinary board,
regarding the retesting of breeding
animals shipped to Nebraska from
other states for tuberculosis and the
60-day quarantine necessitated by the
reinspection would hurt the Omaha
breeding animal market and there
was talk at the time that Iowa would
retaliate. Nothing has come of it and
the local market has not been det
Nebraska took the step for the rea
son that owners of high priced bulls
or cows would "plug" individuals they
wanted to get rid of with tuberculin,
which prevented an infected animal
responding to legitimate tests until
the effect of the inoculation worked
off. which takes about 60 days.
It has been recommended that the
federal government, through repre
sentative veterinarians all over the
country, take over the supply of bo
vine tuberculin and make the tests
on the stock farms where the animals
are owned or raised, 60 days previous
to shipment, so that the purchaser will
be protected with a standardized fed
eral test. Advocates of this say it
would be an effective means of doing
away with the pernicious practice of
"plugging" and would be fair to the
seller and buyer.
Alleged Negro Slacker is
Arrested by Federal Agents
Floyd Coulton, negro, 2206 Clark
street, was taken into custody by re
cruiting officers on a slacker
charge Tuesday morning. He claims
that he registered in Kansas City,
but lost his registration card. He is
" e 1 n Kj? I d for ym v r s 1 1 g aj ip nu
Promises of the Press Agents.
Orphcam Will Oakly, swct linger, li
proving; quite a mstlne hero over at the
Orrheum this week, presenting "Danny
O'Glll. IT. 8. A.," which relatei a story of
a young American on a vlst to the Em
erald Isle. His meeting there with a col
leen forme the baste of a pretty love atory.
The stage eettinne are attractive. Mr. Oakly
haa a aweet voice and renderi pretty love
oug and lullabya pleasingly.
Empress Arthur Angel and Violet Fuller
are appearing for the laat timea today at
the Empress theater In a little skit. "A
Real VuMler," that Is stirring to the point
of cheers. fligsbee'a Acrobatic Dogs go
through a drill In which they maneuver In
companies of two, four and eight. Every
kidilie should see this dog act.
In the Silent Drama.
Sun- Douglas Fau-oanks will be offered at
this theater again today and Thursday In
the Triangle feature "Manhattan Madness."
The story la of a cattleman who goes to
New York and complains to his friends
that there Is not enough excitement to sat
isfy him so they arrange with aetors to
stage mysterious actions that look real
enough to Fairbanks, but he outwits them
and turns the tables on them In a sensation
al and laughable manner. Other good pic
tures also on the bill.
Strand Elale Ferguson In 'The Song of
Songs," her latest picture for Artcraft, in
terprets a tremendously emotional part as
Lily Kardos, whose tempestuous career pre
sents highly dramatic situations. Followers
of the drama will see 11 Iks Fergunon In an
Interpretation which exerclBes all of her art
istry. In addition will also be a comedy
and Strand-Pathe News.
Brnndels Former Ambassador James W.
Oerard's "My Four Tears In Germany," con
tinues to attract large audiences to the
Brandels. Two of the Interesting Bcenes of
the picture are Mr. Gerard's visit to the
prisoners' camp at Wittenberg, and that In
which he Is given his passports. The Ger
man government. It will be recalled, at first
refused to supply Mr. Gerard and his official
family with passports until he had signed
an agreement whereby America promised to
release German boats Interned at Ameri
can piers. Mr. Gerard's refusal to sign on
the dotted line and his statement that be
fore doing so he "would stay In Germany
until hell freezea over" supplies one of the
most exciting Incidents.
Empress For the last three days of the
week, the Empress theater has a picture
which shows the British tank at Camp Dlx,
New Jersey, giving a complete demonstra
tion of the uses to which these fearsome
engines of war are put at the western
front. This tsnk weighs 11 tons and moves
at a speed of four miles per hour; It is eight
feet high, 23 feet long and seven fpet wide.
It Is manned by a crew of seven. The pic
ture gives a complete exposition of how
tanks are utilized in modern warfare, and
will be shown at every performance for
Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.
Muse At the Muse today and tomorrow
Alice Brady will be shown In her latest
Select picture, "At The Mercy Of Men."
The story Is laid In far-away Russia, tell
ing of a musto teacher having been Insult
ed by three officers of the czar's palace and
la forced to marry one of the three men
much against her will. The story has an
Hipp Nell Shlpman and Alfred Whitman
will be featured at this theater for the final
times today In "The Girl From Beyond,"
a story of romantlo love, laid amongst set
tings that are unique, and fit In well with
the story. Other good pictures. Including a
comedy, are also offered In connection.
Festival of Shabuoth Will Be
Observed Friday by Omaha Jews
The festival of Shabuoth, or Feast
of Weeks, one of the three ancient
Jewish harvest festivals, as well as
one of the three annual occasions of
pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the
temple, will be observed Friday in all
local Jewish houses of worship, with
additional services Saturday in ortho
The holiday is called the "Feast of
Weeks" because it occurs seven
weeks after Passover, just as the
Christian Pentecost, which is of cog
nate origin, comes 50 days after
In the modern synagogue, in ac
cordance with a tradition that the Ten
Commandments were given on this
day, and that by accepting them Israel
Hartington Man, Alien Enemy,
Faces Charge of Disloyalty
Lubbe Tureens, alien enemv. was ar
rested ifonday by Deputy United
States Marshal Morgan at his home
in Hartington and brought to the
Douglas county jail to await investi
gation by the United States attorney
on an charge of disloyalty.
It is alleged that Jurgens, in the.
presence of two witnesses, offered to
bet that Germany would win the war
and that he said "he hoped it would."
It is alleged that he also said: "The
United States had no business in the
war and if it had not wanted trouble,
it should have kept off the sea.
Complainants against Jurgens testi
fied that he was highly elated over the
progress of the Germans in the drive
around Easter time, and again offered
to bet that Germany would win out.
Thursday only comes Lillian West In "The
Power of Evil."
namllton "The Turn Of The Card," will
be the attraction at this theater for the
last times today, starring J. Warren Kerri
gan. It tells of a man who won a Long
Island home from a professional gambler,
and after having been there a short time,
the daughter of the unfortunate man comes
home from France, not knowing of the
transaction. Thursday will be The William
Fox Kiddles In "Treasure Island."
Lothrop Marguerite Clark will hold forth
here today In the Paramount picture, "Bab's
Matinee Idol." Bab Is a girl who falls in
love with a matinee Idol, and later finds out
her hero Is a married man with a large
family. Other good pictures will also be
on the bill. Thursday comes Alice Brady
In "The Knife."
Subnrt.an Alice Brady will be shown here
today In "Woman And Wife," a dramatic
offering that provides a role for the star In
which she shines. The supporting cast has
been well picked. Thursday comes Ann
Pennington in "Sunshine Man."
Grand Montagu Love will be offered
here today in the World production, "The
Cross Bearer. it aeais wnn tne mo m
Cardinal Mercler In warworn Belgium, and
the atrocities of the German barbarians In
burning churches and other deed. There
is also a love story Interwoven in tne piay.
entered into covenant with God, chil
dren of 13 to 16 years of age are
Confirmation exercises at Temple
Israel take place Friday morning at
9:30 o'clock, when Phyllis Adler, Mil
dred Cohn, Victor Eisler, Bessie
Handler, Henrietta Kohn, Ely Ma
geff, Miriam F. E. Mosher, Beatrice
Rosenthal, Erma Wells and Howard
George Werthoimer will be the con
firmants. Rabbi Frederick Cohn's ad
dress to the confirmants will be,
"Peace Through Righteousness."
Thursday evening, at the first Sha
buoth services, Rabbi Cohn will
preach on "The Message From Sinai."
Body of Soldier Who DierJ
In East is BrouqhGIte
The body of Emil Olsen, 39 rials
old, who died of pneumonia at Camp
Merritt, N. J., arrived here Motfday
night. Mr. Olsen formerly, lived, in
Omaha. He enlisted in the army'last
September. He was a member of the
Odd Fellows. His parents and rela
tives reside in Washington, Neb.,
where the body will be taken for
64th Balloon Company Gives'
Farewell Dane Tonight
The 64th Balloon company, Fort
Omaha, will give a farewell dance at
the Municipal auditorium tonight. The
boys will be ordered overseas soon and
this may be their last social visit
with Omaha friends.
Hundred point Six
The car of a hundred
The Hundred Point Six motor is built
not assembled by Kissel.
It will develop 52 h. p. at high speed
It will make 60 miles an hour if you
want to go that fast.
Some time you may for the doctor or
to make a train.
Its Hundred Quality Features are all
just as efficient. Compare them,
Foshier Bros. & Duttoii
2056 Farnam St
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BIG STURDY OVERSIZED
test these Cord
the laboratory. We tested them
on the road
Our experts demonstrated the soundness of the construction.
Our chemists proved the resiliency and durability of the rubber
composition. But that wasn't enough for us. We said:
"This isn't a subject for a drawing-room lecture. Go and gel
those tires a reputation. They have got to stand tests no sane
motorist would dream of giving them. Go out and wear them out"
Through rain, snow, sleet, ice, mud, in mid-winter, on Ohio
roads, on cars weighted to 5200 pounds, they plowed day and night;
testing out Kelly-Springfield Cord Tires. They wore the tires out
They almost wore the cars out trying to get to, the end of the
mileage in those tires. r
But not before the rear wfieels Had averaged 11,725 miles Hie
front wheels 14,000 miles. Then we knew we had a new tire to sell.
Two treads grooved and non-skid.
Kelly-Springfield Tire Co., 2046 Farnam Stree Omaha
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