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THE BEE: OMAHA,, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918.
SOUTH SIDE GETS
READY TO HUSTLE
RED CROSS DRIVE
Large ' Contributions Flow in
Before Campaign Managers
Fire Their First Gun in
, Big Campaign.
The machinery of the big Red Cross
urive, which will not start, officially
until May 20,' has already been put in
motion on the South Side by several
laree contributions from firms and in
dividuals, the largest donation being
$5,000, subscribed Thursday by the
Union Stock Yards company.
E. Buckingham, vice president and
general manager of the Union Stock
Yards company, and chairman of the
d&ive. said there are about 100 men at
the Exchange building already at
work obtaining contributions and
pledges, and that present indications
are the South Side will be over its
juota before the drive officially starts.
"It is reallv amazing to see the
readinesi with which all. classes of
people subscribe to the cause, said
Buckingham. "Foreigners of the
laboring class subscribe just as un
hesitatingly as the rich man, and are
r always ready to recognize the Red
Cross wherever they see it."
Mr. Buckingham said that 12 or 14
counties out in the state have already
oversubscribed their quotas amj pre
dicted that Omaha and Nebraska will
go"over the top with a rush when
the drive starts.
Mrs. John Blake Dead
'After Year's Illness
Mrs. Alice B'ake, wife of John
Blake. 2915 R street. South Side, died
yesterday after an illness of a year.
Surviving, besides .the husband; are
one sister, Mrs. Anna Mitchell, and
four nieces and one nephew, Mrs.
Martha Colby, Mrs. Thomas Myler,
Mrs. tieorge (jrpckelsby, Mrs. Joseph
Mver and Tames Mitchell. '
Mrs. Blake had lived here for 30
years. The funeral will be held Satur
day morning, Larkin's chapel to St.
Agnes' church, at 9 o'clock. Burial
will be m St. Mary s cemetery.
Exemption Board Ordered
; To List Colored Eligibles
Local exemption board No. 2, South
Side city hall, has received instructions
from the government to, prepare a list
of all colored men in the district.
There are about 200 negroes out of
a total of 3,418 men who have been
nhvsiallv examined and classified.
The government also has issued a
call for 25 railroad brakemen, 10 loco
motive engineers, 12 veterinary sur-
. - ai
, bcuhs nu live Buiisiiiiiua.
Rev. Titus Lowe to Speak
At'Papilllon Friday Night
Rev. Titus Lowe, pastor of the First
Methodist church, who recenty spent
six months with the American forces
in France, will speak on "With Our
Boys in France," at a patriotic rally
to be held at Fapillion city, park Fri
day night. Preceding the address the
Fort Crook 41st infantry band will
gfve a concert, beginning at 7:15
o clock. . .
Folk Dancing at Social
Settlement House Saturday
There will be folk dancing for chil
dren at the Omaha Social Settlement
house, Twentyninth, and Q atreels,
Saturday afternoon at 4 o clock-, from
7 to 8:30 o clock a dance tor children
will be given, and from 8:30 to 11
o'clock a dance for adults.., Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock the Russian
Progressive club will hold its regular
Butchers' Union to Meet.
A me etinar of the nork ' butchers'
union, local No. 33, will be held at
Union hall Monday night, to complete
preparations for the Ked Cross drive,
The packing house unions are organ
izing for the drive, and expect to at
tain 100 per cent soon alter the cam
Live Stock Exchange Meeting.
A special meeting of the Omaha
Live Stock exchange will be held Fri
day afternoon at 1 o'clock, on account
of the death of Lawrence Meiady, for
mer member of Meiady Bros.' Com
Benefit Entertainment at
Dundee Presbyterian Church
An entertainment for the benefit
of the dining room equipment of the
Presbyterian Theological seminary
will be given at 8 o'clock Friday
night at the Dundee Presbyterian
The program will include readings
by Mrs. C S. Calkins, instructor of
expression at the Theological semi
nary, music by members of the Lib
erty quartet and byXarl Seibert. Miss
Agnes Knoflicek, pupil of Prof. J. E.
Brill, will play a group of violin solos.
Members of the Liberty quartet in
clude Ruth Gordon, Florence Elks
worth, Eleanor Lockie and Allegra
fuller. :' - ; ?"
Two Wives Seek to Dissolve
- Marital Ties Through Court
Clara Sanders filed a petition in
district court Thursday, asking di
vorce from Charles W. Sanders, cus
tody of three children and sufficient
alimony for their support and educa
tion. Mrs. Sanders alleges cruelty.
Tire couple were married October 17,
Ruth Davis asks divorce from Ar
thur Davis, alleging nonsupport and
Welfare Club Plans Free ;
Lecture Course on Gardens
- Prof. Hood or B. C Roe of the
Omaha Welfare board will give talks
oa gardening to improvement or war
rnden clubs. The men are both
"fresh from the soil" and can give
practical advice, i Their services are
fice. Consult the Welfare board.
NORTH LODP 6IYE8 ,
HOGS TO RED CROSS
1 1 1,1
Carload, Comprising 73 Head,
Donated by Farmers, Net
$2,361 on South
A car load of 73 hogs, donated by
farmers in the vicinity of North Loup,
Neb., was sold on the South Side
market Thursday, the proceeds going
to the local chanter of the Red Cross.
The' shipment weighed 14,jJ0
pounds, and was sold to T. W. Mur
phy, order buyer, for $17 per 100
nounds. nettinar $2,361.05. The Lou
Bick Live Stock Commission com
pany handled the shipment without
William Volger. North Loop, ac
companied the load and was instru
mental in collecting the hogs. Me
said most of the donations were made
by German farmers, who were glad
of the chance to take a whack at the
TAXI DRIVER, IN
HOTEL VICE CASE,
' TO JAIL 30 DAYS
Joe Welton, taxi driver, 2414 Cass
street, was sentenced to 90 days in
jail by'Judge Madden Thursday, on
a charge of conspiracy with a woman
to defraud F, J. Brown, Tacoma,
Wash., of $500, while he was a guest
at an Omaha hotel.
Welton admitted taking Brown
"joy riding" and testified to going to
the Reio hotel to "get a girl." They
rwent to a roadhouse, he testiiied. He
asserted he was unaware that the
woman had stolen any money from
Brown until later. He then urged her
to return the money, he testified.
A warrant has been issued for the
west of proprietors of the Reio hotel.
Mayor Directs Action
Toward Municipal Gas
Mayor Smith directed attention of
the citv council to the expression of
the 'voters on May7, when an over
whelming vote was cast for municipal
acquirement of the gas plant.
i "It is up to the council to take
some steps toward ascertaining a valu
ation of the plant. The election com
missioner will certify the vote to the
supreme court this week and then
three district iudnes will be appointed
to serve as a board of appraisers," the
He asked the commissioners to give
the matter serious thought and to of
fer suggestions as to how the city
shall proceed. '
"We can not afford to let this case
be submitted only on the evidence of
the gas company, he added.
Jenkins Funeral Services
' Will Be Held Saturday
i Funeral services for Mrs. A. M.
Jenkins, 56 years old, 1412 Sherman
avenue, who died as a result ot in
juries received in an automobile ac
cident Tuesday nizht. will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
Gentlemen . mortuary, o4u farnam
; A grouocf Nebraska cioneers.
friends of the family, will act as pall
bearers. - Judge Dickinson will of
ficiate at the burial services in the
Christian Science church. Interment
will, be in Walnut Hill cemetery.
Sixty-First Grand Lodge of
Masons Will Be Held in Omaha
The 61st grand lodge, Ancient, Free
and Accepted Masons of Nebraska,
will be held in Omaha at the new Ma
sonic temple June 4 to 6. There arc
270 lodges in Nebraska, with mem
bership of 26,500. Each lodge ia en-
ytled to send three delegates, the ex
penses of one being paid. An attend
ance of 400 delegates is expected.
! Frederic L. Temple of Lexington is
grand master and Francis E. White
of Omaha is grand secretary. A re
ception committee of 50 Omaha Ma
sons has been appointed.
5,000 Jobs Are Open to
Omahans; Big ayt Free
Fare; Walk Vpt Gents!
1 Five thousand joba await" idle
men in Omaha.
The pay ia from $2.50 to $4 per
day. .-. ,
, No agency fee.'
Thia ia the bulletin that went out
Thursday when Regional Director
Aishton, in charge of western
Iowa, Nebraska, parts of South
Dakota and Wyoming, opened
labor agency for the employment
of railroad workers at 1108 Far
Federal Agents Franklin and
Davia are in charge, with Will
Freeland. Him Sails. Tohn Ton.
rich, Fred Smith, Robert Samar- i
mcK, jonn melps and John M.
Carruth as assistants.
I Obituary Notes
'MRS. WILLIAM BATES died from I
a. stroke of paralysia at Madison. She j
wm uorn, ai uaiena, iji., January 2
l?S?' i,e,n a dmshjter of Adam Kost."
cltliens of Denlson, Ia., died of cancer.
ervices were held at ths
Methodist Rnltiuinal linrali 1. ILL
city ana burial was in Dow City.
REV. JAMES HOWARD, pastor ot
First Congregational church of Chad
ron, Is dead. He leaves a widow and
tWO Sons. Th funeral
by Rev. Howard Mills of Grace Epuw
mtiM itnurcn. interment m Green
wood cemetery. ,
.LEONARD RITHiViv .
ber of ths 240th infantry, died at a
hospital In New York, to which place
he was recently tnnufwraH
Camp Funston, according to word re-
ioivbu in neatnee. rneumonia was
the cause of death. Ths deceased wss
born and raised at Biu Snrinn th&
J. L. DlAtil
STEAM, VAPOR AND HOT WATER
HEATING MODERN PLUMBING
Douglas 3463. 324 South 19th St.
Bnej CUy News
flat Boot' Print It Ntw Beaeoa Preaa,
Elec Fans, $8, Burgess-Grandea Co.
Prudent saving In war times Is a
hostage tor opportunities ot peace.
Play sare by starting an account with
Nebraska Savings & Loan Ass'n, 211
S. 18th St. SI to $5,000 received.
Harrison Act Arrests Charged
with vlnlntinn nf the Harrison drug
act, federal officers have arrested
Frank Osborn and Edna Burns, 320
North Fifteenth street.
A Infra Annmlu DfH'KInn A . B.
Alpirn has tiled notice of appeal in
district court from the decision handed
down by Judge Redlclc in favor or o.
Splegal & Sons for $5,540.
Royal Highlanders to Entertain
The Royal Highlanders will entertain
their members and friends at a card
pkrty and dance Friday evening in
their hall at 19th and Farnam streets.
Junior Dramatic Recital Amy
Woodruff will give her annual Junior
dramatic recital Friday evening at
the Edison shop, 313 South Fifteenth
street, 27 young people participating.
Janitors Get Busy Summer has of
ficially arrived at the federal build
ing. Janitors Wednesday morning be
gan their annual task of annexing
the sheltering awnings over the vari
ous windows. '
Hotel Men in Business Meeting-
Omaha hotel men neia a dinner
Thursday night at the Fontenelle
hotel with 25 present. A general
business meeting and discussion fol
lowed the dinner.
Woman Given Jail Sentence Mrs.
Est el la Allan was sentenced to IS
days in Jail by Police Judge Madden
Thursday on a charge of having stolen
large quantities of linen from the
Elms hotel, while employed there as
Omahan Elected President W. R.
Adair of Omaha has been elected
president of the Statu League of Build
ing and Loan associations at the Beat
rice convention. J. J. Fitzgerald, an
other Omahan, was made secretary
Alien In Omaha Jail Gustav Stein
bring, a German alien, who is held In
the county Jail here, likely .will be
interned for the period of the war,
recommendation to this end having
been made by United States Attorney
T. S, Allen.
Denies Knowing Girl William Pe
cock, whose name was mentioned in
an afternoon daily in connection with
testimony offered by Mary Prawltz
In police court Wednesday morning,
denies any knowledge of acquaintance
with the girl.
Fine flrcplucu goods at Sunderlandr
Labor Unions Hold Red Cross
Dinner at University Club
Omaha labor union heads held a
Red Cross dinner and meeting Thurs
day night at the University club
rooms to lay plans for the war fund
drive. This meeting was the largest
ever held by them for patriotic work.
Talks were made by E. Buckingham,
chairman of the drive in Douglas
county; S. E. Caldwell, T. P. Rey
nolds, Frank Kennedy and J. E. Da
vidson. Robert Switzler presided.
The muscians' union will donate
four bands for the meetings to be
held at the parks next Sunday.
Kansas Men Here for Ideas
On War Savings Campaign
P. W. Morgan, publicity manager
of the Kansas department of the war
savings committee of Kansas City,
and Albert T, Reed of Topeka, Kan.,
are in Omaha investigating the Ne
braska plan of handling the savings
i 1 1
Wilmar Miller Hit by Auto;
Receives Two Broken Ribs
Wilmar Miller, 2419 Seward street,
received two broken ribs when he
was run into by an automobile driven
by T. P. Shirley, 2109 Vinton street,
Thursday afternoon. The accident
happened near Twenty-fourth and
Vinton streets. Miller was attended
by Police Surgeon Romonek and
tajcetMo the St. Joseph hospital. 1
Yes, I'll have a man
right over there"
But in ths meantime you're
suffering the inconvenience of
a waterless faucet or clogged
waste pipe in that old worn
And then there's the cost of fre
quent repairs as long those
old fixtures stay in your home.
Why don't you TODAY
visit our Thomas Maddock
model bathroom display and
find out how little it costs to
haves fuitcoat-latt-cot bath,
room equipment inyour home)
S Your Plumber or
United States Supply Co.
& MJN CO. iSSf
Omaha Girl Received
By King of England in
Miss Joy Higgins of Omaha has
found fame in England, where she
is making a lecture tour as a mem- ,
ber of tht American labor mission,
to tell the people of that country
what America is doing to win the
Associated Press dispatches from
London say: "Miss Higgins of the
American labor delegation has an
swered the call of blood. England
has been a wonderful inspiration
and the heart of America is full of
gratitude for what England's sons
The delegation was formally re
ceived by King George at Bucking
U. S. Treasury to Issue farm
Loan Bonds Bearing 5 Per Cent
Washington, May 16. The first
federal farm loan bonds bearing the
new higher interest rate. S per cent,
will be placed on the market next
week and an active selling campaign
will be started, to continue until the
Liberty loan campaign next fall.
It will constitute the first public
offering of farm loan bonds since the
treasury began absorbing them from
a special fund three months ago.
About $57,000,000 bonds have been
bought by the treasury in that period.
A farm loan board report today
showed $85,000,000 bonds have been
issued by the 12 federal land banks
within the last year.
Allan W. Stephens Graduated
From Technological School
Allan Wilcox Stephens? stationed at
aeronatical naval school, Pensacola,
Fla., has been graduated with high
honors from the Massachusetts Insti
tute of Technology. He is the only
son of Thomas Wilcox Stephens, an
Omahan, now residing in New York
War Has Multiplied the Value
of Good Tires
Never were cars so necessary both in busi
ness and domestic life.
Never was their continuous and economical
use so imperative.
Never was freedom from tire trouble and
tire expense so absolutely essential.
The rapidly growing demand for United
States Tires proves their war-time worth. .
Thousands of niotorists each week are turn
ing to United States Tires to get dependability
and economy. v
, United States .Tires last longest and carry
you farthest at least cost.
They enable you to make the most of your
car passenger or commercial now, when it
is more than ever a vital war-time necessity.
There is a United States Tire for every pos
sible need. '
Our nearest Sales and Service Depot will tell
you which ones you should have. '
. it u mum i v
9th and Douglas Sts.
FARM LOAN BONDS
MEET QUICK SALE
IN OMAHA MARKET
Federal Land Bank is Selling
New Securities on Increased
Basis of 5 Per Cent
Announcement by the Federal Land
bank of Omaha that it is selling fed
eral farm loan bonds drawing 5 per
cent interest, an increase of one-half
per cent over former issues, brought
instantaneous response from numer
A large number of bonds have been
sold in the last few days to investors
in this district, comprising Iowa, Ne
braska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
The largest subscription, $50,000. was
from an Omaha business man. Other
subscriptions have been received
from without the district, among them
being United States Senator James
Hamilton Lewis of Chicago.
President Hogan, in discussing the
market for bonds, said:
How Market Operates.
"The Federal Land bank of Omaha
operates in one of the richest agricul
tural districts of the United States.
While there is a strong demand for
loans, there are, on the other hand,
so many people who have idle .capital
for investment purposes that I have
no doubt of our ability to market
enough of the securities, to take care
of all the loans which we shall make.'
"These bonds, issued under the di
rect supervision of the United States
United States Tires
government, are secured by first mort
gage loans upon iarms opcraiea Dy
the owners. They are exempt from
all taxes and are issued in the con
venient denominations of $25, $50,
$100, $500 and $1,000.
Securities of Highest Class.
"The perfect character of the secur
ity, together with the tax exemption
features, place these bonds in the
highest class of nonspeculative se
curities. When consideration is
riven to the fact also that our funds
are loaned for the direct purpose of
stimulating agricultural production, it
will be seen that investors are af
forded the opportunity not only of
procuring an investment of the high
est class, but they are performing a
distinct patriotic service in assisting
in financing the agricultural interest.
''The Federal Land bank of Oma
ha in its operations during the first
year has proven successful beyond
our fondest expectations and we con
fidently expect that in its second year
it will prove of even greater value to
the agricultural and investin inter
ests of this district."
Omaha Agency of Insurance
Company Leads State in Bonds
The close of the first stage of the
Metropolitan Life Insurance contest,
in the sale of war saving stamps,
shows the Omaha agency leading the
state in amount of sales of May 1.
J. H. McMahon, manager of Omaha
branch, announces that a banner has
been given them in, recognition of
the work accomplished by local
agents of the company. The Metro
politan company agreed to sell $65,
000,000 worth of stamps and, this
state's apportionment of that amount
was $200,000. Inclusive of May 1, the
company's agents in Nebraska made
cash sales of $68,063.70.
Everybody reads Bee Want Ads. I
,FI MUllta -Hi-r
- Phone Tyler 840
State Food Administrator Wat
ties Declares Consumption
Has Been Reduced to .
45 Per Cent.
Flour consumption has been cut
to 45 per cent of normal since the
conservation plans of the food ad
ministration have been operative, ac
cording to information coming to
Gurdon W. Wattles, federal food ad
ministrator for Nebraska. a
Sales of wheat flour to consumers
have been reduced to this figure, a
sucyey develops. This voluntary re
sponse, coupled with the natural
Handicaps ot positive rationing,
prompts Herbert C. Hoover to say
regarding rationing: v
"Many states have wished to adopt
a card system for consumers of wheat
flour. Thip system must be avoided,
if possible. Any rationing system ap
plied to the United States entails
tremendous difficulties. Fifty per
cent of our population are either pro
ducers or live in intimate contact with
producers and are therefore difficult
IU I MOll a, IX 1X1 IIJW11 VUliOUUJLUVU WJ
any rationing. '
"Furthermore,' consumption habits
in different parts of the United States
vary so greatly that any rationing
plans on a national basis work in
equitably. A card rationing system
would also mean an annual cost of
from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000, and
besides there would have to be cre
ated a vast administrative system.
"Voluntary response is the solution
Lof the, food problems."