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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1918:
FARM TOOL COST
Omaha Implement Dealers Wei
come Congress Investiga
tion as Means to Clarify'
. ' Adoption of the resolution intro
duced in the United States senate by
Senator Thompson of, Kansas autho
rizing an investigation, by the federa
trade commission, of the productis
- and supply of agricultural implements,
and the prices farmers are compelled
to oav for machine, is of vast in
terest to farmers of Nebraska and im
clement jobbers of Omaha.
"I anticipated an investigation1 of
this character, said W. D. Hosford,
local manager of the John Deere Plow
company. "Such a contingency -was
provided tor in tne leaerai control
measure and I am sure the implement
e j . "i 1 1 1a.
manuiacturers win welcome as i
means of clarifying an irritating situ
Investigation Welcomed. ,
"Oiarcroa tiav Hepn mjdf that im
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plements are selling at an exorbitant
" price and there has been some hints
ol combination and agreement to con
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"Imn1mi'nt mannfartnrfre have
been up against the same proposition
mat tne larmer nas ana nign prices 01
. labor and raw material, which the
farmer complains of, is the same shoe
which pinches the manufacturer.
"In a general way the prices of farm
implements are higher oh account of
the war, but the proper way to put
it is that tarm implement costs arc
comparatively low in spite of the
Wages Heavily Increased.
"Wages in the implement factories
have gone up 60 per cent since the
war in response to ine sKy-tutucuug
nt rntto nf livincr. fomraoil labor
which received from $1.75 to $2 per
day is now being paid inom $o to
$3.75 per day and is not near as ef
ficient because the more youthful and
enereetic of the men have been
drafted into the army, and the more
intelligent have been lured to the
' eastern munition factories.
."Every item of raw material enter
ing into the making of tillage tools
has advanced from 100 to 350 per cent
in 1918 over 1914. Take two items,
; that of high speed steel, which costs
350 per cent more per pound at Pitts
burgh, and cotton duck, which costs
' 334 per cent more a yard now than in
Some Unusual Changes.
"It is illuminating to note that
seven-foot binders have only advanced
from 65 to 71 per cent in cost over
1914, while the farmer who paid for
a seven-foot binder in the year pur
chased the machine with 128 bushels
of wheat, or 196.4 bushels of corn. In
1918 he buys the same machine with
108 bushels of wheat, or 169 bushels
of corn. These are the figures that
have been deduced by the Department
"Implement dealers have not been
as progressive in financing their busi
ness as has the automobile dealer. He
asks cash of the farmer for an auto.
-The implement dealer follows the
coma .nM rnstnm of accenting notes
for tillage tools in the spring. They
mature in uctober, aner tne narvesi
ing of the crops. Many country banks
refuse to take this paper, or, where
they do accept it, instead of putting
them into the federal reserve banks as
trade acceptances, they borrow money
on their own straignt paper, puiung
the implement notes up as collateral.
Cash' and Credit System.
"Some dealers have been making
.cash and credit prices, and the dis
counts have been so attractive that
many farmers prefer to pay cash
rather than accept credit.
"Thir has heen some complaint
regard to the prices farmers have to
pay for repairs," ventured tne report-
cr. "Many of them declare the prices
' are exorbitant."
"The repair feature is one that we
nn vpt hrrn ahle to solve."
said Mr. Hosford, "and it has some
irritating features, me increase in
costs are no greater than the per
centage of increase in completed im
plements. we quote prices on repairs
to dealers net, and they add their
.ml rrrft T hone tn flee
this standardized and made more
Grain Exchange Guards
Hold Election of Officers
The Grain Exchange Guards have
completed their organization bythe
nf th followinff officers to
, look after the civil affairs of the mili
J. A. iLinderholm, president; 0. M.
Smith, vice president; Charles Adams,
, secretary, and U a. wrignt, treas
Civil and military officers of the or
ganization .will make up the execu
Eighty memberi have enrolled as
Grain Exchange Guards. Regular
drills are scheduled for Tuesday and
Friday nignts. An armory win dc
selected within the next few days.
Sub Station for Recruiting to
Be Placed on Court House Lawn
A' small olive drab building will be
placed on the court house lawn Sat
urday -to be used as a sub-station for
army recruiting. The structure was
planned and built under the direction
of Gus Renz of Ak-Sar-Ben fame.
Thomas Byrne is the sponsor of the
building and he donated the money
for the materials used. County com
missioners granted the committee per
mission to place the building on the
court house lawn.
A Common Soldier's
Recital ol Thrilling
Adventures in the
Terrific Struggle for
By ARTHUR JAMES M'KAY.
(Copyright. 191S. by Small. llaynsrd Co.,
Arthur James McKay, "Shellproof Mack,"
enlisted In an English bantam regiment
after tbet sinking of the I.osltania and npon
reaching the front wag wounded twice and
Hi application for discharge wai torn
op upon deliberation and he went back to
the front to participate in the battle of
Messlne ridge. When the 1.000,000 pounds
of ammonal are discharged to blow up Hill
60 Mack and his comrade go over the top
In the face of heavy fire and lose about
20 per cent ot the men In casualties.
A long rest 'was ordered for the men In
reserve billet but at the expiration of two
weeks they experienced their first air raid
but came through It -creditably. They took
OTer the first line from a Scottish battalion
which failed to accomplish their objective
and went into action.
While trying to escape the German shrap
nel Mack hide In a German trench. Ilia
whole company Is almost 'wiped out in this
action. After two days Mack is assigned to
a detachment assigned to capture a num
ber of German "pill-boxes.' While accom
plishing this Mack i gassed.
An air raid Is staged by the Germans on
Mack's first night there and 26 were killed
and 45 wounded. Fourteen of the dead
were German under treatment at the bo'
The bombing of the hospital was classed
as an act of reprisal by German officer in
retaliation for the helling ot a German Bed
Cross train used to bring up reserve troops.
A gas attack was made by the Huns, in
which "Shellproof Mack" was gassed. He
was sent to the base hospital, where he re-
mamea lor a time and then got "bllchty.'
While convalescent he passed his time at
Chatham. The ministrations of the Red
Cross, both at the front, the base hospital
and the convalescent stations In "blighty,"
he said, made all of the suffering and
danger in the trenches worth while.
Many queer questions asked the wounded
soldiers by well-meaning visitors at the
hospitals, were told by Mack with an equal
number of pranks played by the wounded
soldiers on the nurse and doctors. After a
siege in the hospital Mack was discharged
from the British service October 26, 1917,
ana return ea to tne united states.
Shells and Slang.
A "Minnie" or Minnenwerfer is a
German trench-mortar. It is about as
big as a milk-can and comes over
on a high arc, tumbling over and over
like a foot ball, and is plainly visible.
It is not dangerous that is, the fly
ing pieces of the case are not .bad:
but the minnie tears a huge hole in
the ground or in the parapet of a
trench, and it is unhealthy to be very
near one when it explodes. The min
nie talks to you when it comes. It
starts saying very distinctly, "I'm
coming for you, for you, for you,
for you." At night it leaves a trail of
sparks. Altogether the minnie is the
politest of the German shells.
One of the worst shells the Hun
uses is the 5-9. or the five-ooint-nine.
better known as a "coal box." This
emits a huge cloud of black smoke
and makes more noise than any-other
sneu. Almost any shell of any cali
ber can be heard"whistling as it comes
We get so we can distinguish he-
tween-those arriving and those going
irom our own guns.
"The "toffee apple" is an English
irencn mortar, a round ball with
piece of pipe attached. I don't know
now it looks when it is arriving, hav
ing never been on the receiving end
uur hying pig is similar to the
minnie, but weighs 100 pounds and
penetrates the ground very deeply be
The Mills hand grenade is the latest
and most efficient of the new bombs.
Formerly, in the first stages of the
war, the British grenades were a
hand-made affair, fabricated out of a
jam tin and some explosive, wired
on to s suck, iney looked like a
hair brush and were so called. The
Mills is a lemon-shaDed erenade
weighing about two and a half nounds.
rlts case is cast iron, scored with deep
li cases o mat u wiu. Dreaic into aDout
50 pieces. It has a lever running
irom tne top down one si.de. This is
held in position by a pin with a key
ring at one end. When the bomber
is ready to throw the Mills he grasps
the bomb, holding down the lever
with his fingers, and pulls the pin
either with his left hand or with his
teeth. When the bomb leaves-'the
hand the lever is thrown up by a
spring and the bomb is exploded after
four seconds by a mechanism released
fey the lever.
The rifle grenade is about the size
of the Mills, but cylindrical and sim
ilarly creased. It has a rod which
sticks into the muzzle of a rifle and is
projected by a blank cartridge, t
will carry more than a hundred yards.
For some reason we found that the
German rifle grenade was compara
tively harmless, lhey used to make
a point of lobbing them over at the
latrines, which in some mysterious
way they knew the locations of. It
was embarrassing to be engaged in
a shirt hunt and be driven out by
grenades. It is the German idea of
Machine guns are called by Tommy
typewriters." The German ones
make a noise like the typewriters used
in a newspaper othce. The British
machine guns are of two types main
ly, Lewis and the Vickers; The Lewis
is light and is used from the front
trench. The Vickers is a heavier
rapid rirer and is usually emplaced
in the support trenches or somewhere
to the rear.
At close quarters Tommy uses a
persuader or a knuckle knife to ren
der the Fritz napoofini. A persuader
is a short club with a studded head.
A knuckle knife is a short dagger
with a hilt that covers thehand serv
ing for brass knucks. Napoofini
means finished dead absent. When
a Tommy is wounded he "cops one."
The one may be a Blighty one,
which is a wound that will take him
to England Blighty. The British
rjfle is usually termed by Tommy a
'barndook. Nobody knows why. A
bayonet is a "pin," for obvious rea
sons. His helmet is a "tin hat," which
he wears on his "napper."
Flares or starlights, commonly
known as "Verys," are a greenish
white light sent up to illuminate No
Man's land. When ' one goes aloft
anyone who is out there stands stock
still, and can rarely be distinguished
as a man unless he moves.
Coining down to food, nearly every
thing has its new name. Bread is
"pan." Bacon is "sow-belly," unless
it is very lean, when it is "lance cor
poral bacon." Tea is called "char."
A stew comes up under the name of
"scow," and the dessert, which is in
frequent goes as "afters." The near
hash of supper is called "rissoles."
Bacon fat is "gippo." x
Melsens Celebrate at Their
Silver Wedding Anniversary
j w o - r-l 3 i
Air. ana mrs. ourcn i xuciscn ccic
brated their silver wedding anniver
sary Sunday, May 12, observing at th
same time the 534 birthday of Mr,
Melsen. A hve-course dinner was
served to 75 guests. Mrs. L. Torgen
sen, a niece, of Harlan, la., prepared
the wedding cake.
They were recipients of many gifts,
including several pieces of silverware
presented by the Danish brotherhood,
Lady Danner bicory made the presen
tation. The out-of-town guests in
eluded Peter Jorgensen and family
Llkhorn, la.; L Jorgensen and fam
ily, Harlan, la.: Nels Jorgensen and
family, Harlan, la.; Chris Ja.cobsen
and family, and L. Jacobsen and fam
I Farewell Reception to Pastor
Calvert at Benson Church
A farewell reception, at which Rev.
Tv.- .1 - V it ,
iiius lowc was tne principal speaker,
was given to Kev. John Calvert, pas
tor of the Benson Methodist church
Mr. Calvert will leave Thursday
for New'York, from where tit will
go to some point in France to en
gage in Young Men's Christian asso
ciation work, as general secretary and
religious director in war service.
Volunteer firemen of Be'nson met
Tuesday night and marched in a body
to the home of .Pastor Calvert, 2910
North Sixty-third street. The pastor
was presented with a steamer trunk,
Felicitous speeches were made by
several ot the organization, feelingly
responded to by the pastor.
County Stenographer Will
Enter Government Service
Miss Ethel Barker, for he last 11
years stenographer in CouSty Judge
Crawford's office, has tendered her
resignation, to take effect June 1.
Miss Barker will go to Charleston,
S. C, to enter the government service
as a stenographer in the navy yard.
During the years of her service in
the county judge's office Miss Barker
has made a record for efficiency and
Miss Pearl Sundblad, daughter of
Clyde Sundblad. clerk of the county
court, will fill Miss Barker's position.
Annual Synod of Episcopal
Diocese Opens Session Here
The annual synod of the Episcopal
diocese of eastern Nebraska opened
this morning at the Trinity cathedral
for a four days' session. More than
100 clergy and lay members, repre
senting congregations from eastern
sections of the state, were present.
The opening session this morning
was given over to church services,
Bishop A. L. Williams of the Trinity
cathedral presiding. Matters of con
siderable importance are scheduled
for the business meeting this after
noon. , '
1 6 Bell-ans
VW Sure Relief
Omaha Real Estate is the best in
vestment you could make. Read The
Bee's real estate columns.
fnereasea atreifrtti fc fl1?it mama... -
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run-down people, in twol weeks' time in
-many instances Used - and highly en
dorsed by former United States Senator
and Member of Congress, well-known
physicians and former Public Health offi
cials. Aslc. your doctorcr druggist
King Motor Car Co. Official
Pays Visit to This City
R. T. Walsh, assistant sales man
ager and advertising manager of the
King Motor company of Detroit,
Mich., arrived Monday to spend a
few days with the King distributors,
the Noyes-Killy Motor company. Mr.
Walsh has a wide acquaintance among
automobile men of Nebraska. outside
of the King organization. Among his
old-time friends is W. E. Foshier of
Beautiful Silk or Vool Skirts worth
to $9.75 to be given away Thursday
with every coat purchase-
No Red TciPe PURCHASE any coat in the house at the extra-
I . - " . r ordinary sale prices effective for Thursday
nCrC S HOW YOU an( as a future attraction we offer you in addi-
- J tion your unrestricted choice of any one of '150
may Share 111 Beautiful Silk or Wool Skirts absolutely Free
I r Never has such a remarkable offer been offered
thlS great Oiler Omaha women.
Wonderful Values Prevail for This
GREAT COAT EVENT
P VERY coat in the house has undergone a severe
AJ price cutting our immense stock must be material- -ly
reduced at once that's why these most unusual buy
ing opportunities are offered you. .
$19.75 and $22.50 Coats reduced to. .$15.00
. $25.00 and $29.75" Coats reduced to . .$19.75
$32.50 Coats reduced to $2250
- $35.00 and $37.50 Coats reduced to . . $24:75
$39.50 and $42.50 Coats reduced to . .$29.50
$45.00 and $47.50 Coats reduced to . .$35.00
$49.50 and $55.0(f Coats reduced to . .$39.50
' With any coat you buy you are entitled to choose any
one of 150 jaunty silk or wool skirts absolutely FREE.
This Offer is for Thursday Only'
"Your 'head aliman' 1
comparison of value. I
like to let clothing tell It
elf to me. Your doe,"
aid a cuitomer.
These war times every man is
justified in stretching his
clothes money as far as it will
go. Comparison of values is the
sure way to get results for YOU
and for US.
ortraant a B
A New Standard
, . '
in Clothes SqUing
value, a. ffifyl
THE greatest singlet busi
ness improvement in the
history of Omaha retailing
has been developed at the
You men who buy clothes how
difficult it has been in the past to
get the EXACT style, the PRECISE
model, just the RIGHT pattern
YOU WANTED find here a won
derful change. All that any man
the most particular man or young
man, can ask for is now' shown in
our mammoth selections five to fif
teen times larger than elsewhere.
trettnting the wett't mo$t'
comprehensive showing of
Hiekey Freeman Clothes
Fash 'on Park Clothes
1 BravdegeerKineaii Clo0u v
Adler Rochester Clothes
Spring Suits and Top Coats
$20, $25, $30, $35, $40, $45
Military models and the many variations that,
this new style theme has produced all are here
delightfully refreshing new stunning pat
terns, high quality fabrics. , '
Nebraska Special $15 Suits
No limit to the range of selection in "Nebraska 15V worsteds, (t Ff
cheviots, cassimeres, fancy mixtures or conservative all sizes up to h I
50 in chest. Save $5 to $10 in Spring Suits here at ....... ! ..... ... . . ...f
Ma'a an4 Younf Men' Cloth In ( Entire SeeeiWI Fleer.
CORRECT APPAREL FOR MEN AND WOMEN
A BOOSTER FOR
There are thousands of such
boosters for Sulpherb Tablets
and that is why hundreds of
thousands are sold by druggists
every year. Mr. Robert Clem
ence, 233 S. Wilbur avenue,
Syracuse N. Y., writes: "I
have taken 3 packages of Sul
pherb Tablets and my bowels
are moving regularly now and ,
I am a great deal stronger than
H was when I started taking
them. I was all ran down and
weak from the long, continued
stotrmch, liver and bowel
trouble. I know 4 or 6 men
that work with me, was
troubled the same as I was. I
told them about Sulpherb Tab
lets and now they are all tak
ing them, and say they are the
best medicine they have ever
tried, etc.", Sold by all drug
gists.. Be sure of the name,
Sulpherb not "sulphur."
Hair Often Ruined
By Washing With Soap
Soap should be used very carefully,
if you want to keep your hair look
ing its best. Most soaps ana pre
pared shampoos contain too much
alkali. This-dries the scalp, makes
the hair brittle, and ruins it.
The best thing for steady use is
just ordinary mulsifled cocoanut oil
(which is pure and greaseless), and
is better than the most expensive soap
or anything else you can use.
One or two tesspoonfuls will
cleanse the hair and scalp thorough
ly. Simply moisten the hair with
water and rub it in. It makes an
abundance of rich, creamy lather,
which rinses out easily, removing ev
ery particle of dust, dirt, dandruff
and excessive oil. The hair dries
quickly and evenly, and it leaves the
scalp soft, and the hair fine and silky,
bright, lustrous, fluffy and easy to
You can get mulsified cocoanut oil
at any pharmacy, it's very cheap, and
a few ounces will supply every mem
ber of the family for months. Adv.
WEAK KIDNEYS MEAN
A WEAK BODY
When you're fifty, your body begin, to
creek a little at the hinge. Motion i more
slow and deliberate. "Not o young a I u.ed
to be" i a frequent and unwelcome thought.
Certain bodily function upon which good
health and good spirit o much depend, are
impaired. The weak pot i generally th
bladder. Unpleasant symptom show them
selves. Painful and annoying complications
in other organ arise. This 1 particularly
true with elderly people. If you only know
how, this trouble can be obviated.
For over 200 years GOLD MEDAL Haar
lem Oil ha been relieving th inconvenience
and pain due to advancing year. It is a
standard, old-time home remedy, and need
no introduction. It Is now put up in odorless,
tasteless capsule. These are easier and more
pleasant to talc than th oil in bottle.
Each capsule contain about on dose. of
five drops. Take them just like you woflld
any pill, with a small swallow of water. They
oak into the system and throw off th pois
ons which are making you old before your
time. They will quickly relieve those stiffen
ed joints, that backache, rheumatism, lum
bago. sciatica, gall-stones, gravel, "brick'
dust," etc. They are an effective remedy for
all disease of th bladder, kidney, liver,
stomach and allied organs.
Go to your druggist today and get a box
of GOLD MEDAL Haarlam Oil Capsules.
Money refunded if they do not help you.
Three aizea. GOLD MEDAL are th pure,
original Imported Haarlem Oil Capsules. Ac
cept no substitutes. Advertisement.
SAGE TEA DUNDY
TO DARKEN HAIR
I bav a successful treatment for Ruplcr with
out resorting to a painful and uncertain, (cnrical
operation, I am th onlc. reputable physician t'yt
will tak uch eases upon a guarantee to giv.
satisfactory results. 1 have devoted more than 20
years to the exclusive treatment of Rupture, and
have perfected the best treatment in existence today. I do not inject paraffine or wax,
as it is dangerous. The advantage of my treatment aret No los of time. No detention
from business. No danger from chloroform, shock and blood poison, and no laying up
in a hospital. Call or write. Dr. Wray, S06 Bee Bldg., Omaha.
When Buying Advertised Goods
Say You Read of Them in The Bee
Leek year younger I Us the eld-time
Sage Tee and Sulphur aad : . , ,
nobody will know. , .
You can turn gray, faded hair
beautifully dark and lustrous almost
over night if you'll get a bottle of .
"WyethTt Sage and Sulphur Com- .
pound" at any drug store. Millions of
Dottles of this old famous Sag Tea
Recipe, improved by the addition of -other
ingredients, are sold annually,
says a well-known druggist here, be- .
cause it darkens the hair so naturally
and evenly that no one can tell it has
Those whoBe hair is turning gray
or becoming faded have a surprise
awaiting them, because after one or
two applications the gray hair van-
ishes and your locks become luxur
iantly dark and beautiful
This is the age of youth. Gray-" ,
haired, unattractive folks aren't
wanted around, so get busy with ,
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound
tonight and you'll be delighted with .
your dark, handsome hair and your
youthful appearance within a few
This preparation is a toilet reaui-
site and is not intended for the cure,
mitigation or prevention of disease.
FROM KIDNEY DISORDERS
Headaches and depression may be
due to several causes. Perhaps yours
mystifies you? May be kidney and
bladder disorders is the cause? If so,
you surely want relief and restora
tion Indiscretions in eating and drink
ing bring on such troubles very grad
ually sometimes at other times
will bring the desired benefit if such
symptoms are present as these." If
the secretion that passes is highly
colored, strong of odor, insufficient
or too copious, followed by pain,
burning, irritation, smartins. etc. If
chills or fever come and go, if the
head aches, the eyes burn and rheu
matic pains, general discomfort and
nervousness beisge you. Balmwort 1
Kidney Tablets '
ARE NEEDED BY YOU
Not secret, not new, just right and
true. Sold by all druggists. Adv. .
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