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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1918)
THE BEE: OMAHA.. SATUKDAY
NE 15, 1118.
Banquet Given, Largely At
tended by Omaha Business
Men, to Celebrate Quar
. ' ter Centennial.
(CoBttnoed Tnm Tmf Ope.)
fire year ago we felt relieved, that
we" wouldn't need to bother about
quarter, ta we thought, for JO years,
the period of our lease. But already
we are seeking to get more room.
We need at least 20 per cent more
space right sow.
"We have at present about $45,000
in a permanent fund and 1 hope this
will be the nucleus of a fund with
which the club ahall buy or build a
permanent add adequate home, which
ji a thing it should have done long
C M. Wilhelm, a past president,
spoke on "Presidents of the Cham
ber," giving interesting personal facts
about thera and the principal achieve
ments of each in his administration.
; - Message From State Clubs.
JohnW.Steiahirt of Nebraska City,
president of the Nebraska State As
sociation of Commercial Clubs, spoke
oo "The Relationship of the Chamber
to Nebraska," emphasizing the need
for constructive work, especially after
the war, in making the state greater
by developing it resources. , .
John W. Gamble, chairman of the
chamber's executive committee, told
of the. present acuities of the cham
ber, detailing many of the big things
toward which the organization is
pushing at the present time for the
upbuilding of Omaha and the better
ment of its people,
F. N, Shepherd of Washington, D.
C, member of the Chamber of Com
merce of the United Siates. spoke on
"Relationship of the Local Chamber
to the National .Chamber of Com
merce." The national organization,
which is only about six years old, has
1,059 Jocaf chambers of commerce and
, trade associations in its membership.
Aid to Government. N
"The national chamber has been of
incalculable value to the government
in organization of war work," he said
"Business has been placed by means
of it which could not hare been
placed otherwise. For example, the
government wanted 43,000 wagons of
a certain type. Through the national
.Chamber of Commerce it was able to
get in touch at once with every con
cern in the whole country able to
make these wagons. The contracts
were placed and every wagon came
through on schedule time.
"So astonishing has been the co
ordination of the country's busines
since the war began that I state that
in mere dollars and cents we are go
ing to be gainers because of this war
Men who formerly were bitter busi
nut enemiet now meet around the
council table for the common good
and this has resulted in economies
that are astounding. Take just a few
examples, Ihe paint manufacturers
have decided to cut down the number
of shades of paint from 132 to 32.
There were 1250 types of wagon
wheels made, each a little different
from the other. The manufacturers
have rut thru down! ta lust 50 tVDeS.
The wool manufacturers, by simply
agreeing 10 limn ine nzc ui men
samples to 6x9 inches, have saved
240,000 yards of cloth in a year.
How Saving Results.
"Standardization is the rule every
where. Thev are cutting out the use
less things which were made usually
just because the competitor made
them. WODoay is going to suner oy
cutting down tne varieties maae. De
cause those that are still made afford
ample variety for all needs. But the
savings are going to run into bil
lions." Mr. Shepherd read a letter given to
him by Mr. Vanderlip just before he
Mt fnr Omaha in which Mr. Vander
lip spoke in the highest terms of Ne
braska, "which nas pointea me way
to the nation in the War Savings
stamp campaign." He also praised
most highly the work of Ward Bur
gess in originating and carrying out
the War Savings stamp plan, which
put Nebraska far ahead of all other
states and which is now being put into
national use by Mr. Burgess, Guy
Kiddoo. Frank Builta and Harry Pal
mer, who are in Washington for that
vltjrs Bngni ruiurc.
fivnr Smith closed the evening's
program with an address on "Omaha's
Future." He declared no other city
has brighter prospects for the future
than umana, juogea Dy iu pasi anu
nr,i,nt hv iti nroirresi and bv the
spirit and prosperity of its people.
The taDies were aecoraiea wun
little flags of the allied nations. Flags
also hung from the ceiling. Back of
the speakers' table was, a large por
trait of President Wilson, draped m
"'a quartet of men, an orchestra of
young women and a young woman
soprano provided music for the occa
sion. Patriotic songs were sung by
the guests and a toast waedrunk to
A SATISFYING SUMME DRINK
Hartford1 Add Phosphite
A toMpoonful in cold wattr. tweeUned to
UU. both rofruhing and bnflell. Adv.
The House of Menagh
l' "The tore for Women who,
t know how to properly drew.
1613 Farnam St
' ' . $5.95, $6.75
values to $15.00,
Air New Colors.
Clearance Sale of All Wool
Suits at V2 PRICE
$5000 SUITS, at $25.00
$75.00 SUITS, at .$37.0
. $100.00 SUITS, at .$50.00
Young Woman Who Was
Killed by Admirer
i t v 4
MRS. ELIER PARSONS.
That Ivan E. Hadlock, who hot
and killed Mrs. Elmer Parsons before
hundreds of merry-makers in ' the
dancing pavilion at Krug park Thurs
night, and then turned the gun upon
himself, had once said, "I would just
as soon be shot dver here as over
there," is a statement attributed to
Hadlock was in Class 1 of the
drafted and was to have reported for
service June 24. Of late he had been
brooding over the calls to arms, it is
said. Police believe this fact may
have been coupled with the desire to
be revenged upon Mrs. Parsons for
her rejection of his attentions to make
up the motive for Hadlock's act.
Germany Furnishes List
Of 40 American Prisoners
Washington, June 14. An addi
tional list of forty American prison
ers of war in German prison camps
was made public tonight by the war
department. It was reported by the
Prussian war ministry and was for
warded to t..e American legation at
Berne by . the Spanish embassy at
The last list of prisoners showed
a total of 349, of whom 133 were sol
diers and 216 civilians, including
Of , those whose names are an
nounced now 21 are soldiers captured
at Laon, Chateau Salins, Lorraine
and Gouzecourt, and two are sergeant
aviators captured at Chateau Salins.
Most of the others were members
Of the crews or were passengers on
ships captured at sea in the South
Pacific or Indian oceans.
None of the men named is from
the central west. 1
Paraded by Germans
In Towns on Rhine
Geneva, June 14. American and
British prisoners, ,. together with
French colonial troops, recently
captured by the Germans, are be
ing paraded through the streets of
the Rhine towns to imprest the
population, according to advices
from Strassburg, received in Basel.
8:30 A. M.T0 6P. M.
One and two-clasp styles of fine
French kid pique sewn gloves in
black, white, navy, gray and
pastel, with self and contrast
ing embroidared backs, $2.50, 3,
Fitted by experts.
Special Sales of
Hair Brushes only 98c.
Creme Oil Soap, 10c.
Palm Olive Soap, 3c.
Trailing Arbutus Talc, 25c.
I A well fitt'ng brassiere creates
an extremely smart figure for
? th' wearer. It performs two
functions, completing the shap-
jji ing of the corset above the waist
- line and adding attractiveness to
50c and upwards.
A New Hand Bag
Not a Bit Amiss
Plain silk bags in black and col
ors have struck a note of popu
larity. Back strap purses of seal and
crepe leather are particularly
practical for shopping. They
sell from $1.23 to $15.
Men's bill folds and coin purses
of seal and crepe seal leather at
thomkorBeujen - CQ
fhe Fashion Center fir Womat0
We have just received many
fancy edges for aprons and
Embroidered edgea for collars
Underwear edgea and insertions.
Wide flouncings (2? -and 45
inch), for eooj summer frocks.
These come in organdy, voile
Very distinctive, but not high
Are You Familiar
With the Latest
Styles in Sweaters?
They are made of mercerized
yarn and are exceptionally at
tractive. For this purpose we have sev
eral beautiful shades of D. M. C.
cotton in large skeins and balls.
Being fast colored,1 they make
very serviceable sweaters.
Lessons are without charge when
materials are purchased in the
You'll Surely Admire
These Sorosis Pumps
Women who delight in
smart footwear are enthu
siastic in their approval of
the latest Sorosis styles.
The model illus-
trated will be sold
Shown i n
Bathing Suit Tiirte
Finds Us Ready
Suits for women and children are
here in fine variety. Styles and
prices that are attractive.
Black cotton jersey suits trim
med with white and frreen. V
neck, short sleeves, 36- to 46,
Worsted bathing suits in black,
Cope, rose, cardinal, purple, gold
and srreen combinations: sizes 36
to 46; reasonably priced.
Bathinsr tichts, cotton and wool,
S5e to $2.50.
Tight fitting rubber bathing caps
in several styles and colors,! 35c
Rubber-lined suit bags; black,
navy, cardinal and preen, 65c.
Shown on the Third Floor.
White Silk Hose
With Summer Footwear
Various grades that fill every
need of the most particular
White silk hose with lisle tops,
$1.23, $1.73, $2.
Pure thread silk-to-the-top hose,
$1.75, $2 and $2.50.
The Most Recent Developments
In Summer Apparel Fashions
There, is indeed genuine
pleasure in wearing
from ordinary, chiefly
because one can -feel
perfectly at ease in any
gathering. When such
things are possible at. a
moderate outlay the
pleasure is all the more
The Thompson, BeJden fashion service "definite
ly promises the most interesting summer apparel
at sensible prices. See for yourself Saturday. '
A few interesting offerings :
A pretty frock of checked
gingham is priced modestly
A new Georgette blouse
that is just as cool as it
looks is $5.95.
A grouping of tailored
suits is worth considering
for the price is so low. Only
Ever so many wash skirts,
lovely to wear and easy to
Summer coats and wraps
Private Display Rooms.
Excellent alteration service.
Of Special Interest to Men
All $2 Shirts
Arrow, "Eagle and Rialto
makes are included at this spe
These are out of regular stock
of soft and stiff cuff styles.
A sale worth attending.
New bow ties in light sum
mer silks; many distinctive
styles, 50cSo $1.50.
Plain crepe de chine four-in-hands
in all shades, $1. Beau
tiful English twills, $1.
Pure Irish linen handker
chiefs, 19c, or by the dozen,
$2.35. A good size and a real
investment at this price.
New fancy hose; plaids, stripes,
clocks and all the different
Such makes as Interwoven,
Wayne Knit, Onyx.
Our Fall shicment of wool
is now in stock. It includes
all weights and colors, 75c to
$2 the pair.
( To the left as you enter.
Bee Want Ads Are Business Boosters .
They are very special at this price and as
charming as they are special
These Dresses were purchased by Mr. Bed
i deo while in New York on a recent buying
trip. They're really extraordinary values.
New in style, new in every particular; cool,
simple in line, yet different to anything
shown this season. Taffetas, Foulards,
Georgettes, in a wide variety of designs,
and in every wanted shade and size. Early
in the season you would have been glad to
pay $35.00 for these Dresses.- We are of
fering Saturday, at $22.50.
NEW WASH DRESSES
A most attractive line of them. Very pretty models, brought
out In Ginghams and Voiles, in novelty effects All colors.
REMARKABLE VALUES IN
, at $18.50
Models which appeal to the Men around
thirty summers, or to the Mea of middle
age, or to the Men older still. Models cat
on conservative lines, with plenty of grace
and style, yet not in the least extreme.
They coma from America's leading cloth
ing makers. Theyliave an unusual amount
of handwork, which makes them fit better
ana hold their shape better.
We have sires to fit every Man whether
he be stout, short, long or "regular." .
Just now the price on these Suits is $18.50.
Later on they will be worth much more.
At Bcddao ra. ttltct what tou mnt.
ink a parracnt down and thn pay a con
vtnlant amount each male or pay day. Yon
have tka pleainra of warin the clothes
wnue payinc lor them.
The greatest Credit Clothing Store west
of the Mississippi River. .
1417 DOUGLAS ST.
OPEN SATURDAY NIGHT UNTIL 9 O'CLOCK .
r ' ' 1 ' - V I
Cooler Than the Lake Breeze
are the soothing, stimulating .zephyrs
from an Electric Fan. Always ready
never failing nor disappointing
summoned instantly at the click of a
An Electric Fan
Drives Heat Away
It enables you to enjoy the summer
months works wonders on a hot day. Cools
the kitchen in the morning makes the meal
time hours pleasant brings instantrelief on
sultry afternoons summons comfort and rest
on hot, sticky nights.
In our new salesroom you will find a complete
assortment" of Electric Fans suitable for home
and place of business. ,
Nebraska Power Co.
x ' Your Electric m Service Co." -
Electric Building . Fifteenth and Farnam
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