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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 15. 1918.
STOCK YARDS TO
Hundred Additional Cattle Pens
to Be Built; Traders' Quar
ters to Be Rearranged
on South Side.
In accordance with an order issued
by the Union Stock Yards company,
the : readjustment of yardage facili
ties, involving the exchange of places
of the traders' division, long located
at the east end of the yards, and the
commission men, located at the west
end, will be completed Saturday. The
firms will be ready for business in
their jiew locations Monday morning.
4'The change is intended primarily
for the benefit of the shipper, and not
for any special advantage to either
t 're "traders or the commission men,"
said Manager Everett Buckingham.
"Under the old arrangement the
shipper was at a disadvantage in hav
ing to move the cattle from the un
loading pens at the east end of the
yards clear through the length of
the yards in order to get them to the
commission pens where they are sold.
This situation will now be eliminated
bv allowine the commission men the
use of the yards nearest to the un
loading pens. Naturally they traders
do not favor the idea of giving up
the pens they have used for so long,
but the change will benefit tit trade
generally by helping the shipper out."
i Twenty commission firms and 100
traders will be affected by the change.
,? The construction of 100 additional
cattle pens at the west end of the
yards, all with concrete floors and
overhead walks, will begin within a
few days. Overhead walks will also
be '.built to extend over the entire
'Western' end, of the yards, for the
benefit of prospective feeder buyers.
Altogether the improvements at the
.Stock yards, including new pens,
-Chutes, scales, etc., will involve the
expenditure of approximately $1,000,
000, according to Traffic Manager
The stock pens cover 160 acres,
with 40 acres more used for other
GIRL PURSUED BY
; WILD COW SAVES
: LIFE BY FLIGHT
i Little Helen Brix, 2803 Madison
street, narrowly escaped injury when
a wild cow, which had escaped from
the 'pens of the Goldberg Bros.' In
dependent Packing company, gave
thase as she was returning from a
$ tore in the vicinity of Twenty-eighth
and Madison streets fnday atternoon
As thei nfuriated animal charged,
Helen ran and leaped across a ditch
'several feet wide. The animal then
charged through a fence and chased
wpman who was in a yard at Twenty-eighth
and Madison streets, into
j When Officers Baughman and Fer
ris arrived on the scene the residents
fii the neighborhood had sought ref
uge, in a yard surrounded py a high
board fence, and the cow apparently
.was waiting for them to venture out.
A bullet from a policeman's gun ended
the brute's depredations. Another cow
which had escaped was roped and re
turned to the corral.
TWO WHEN AUTO
; GOES DOWN BANK
Two persons narrowly escaped seri
ous! njury i-riday night, when an
automobile in which they were riding
went over an embankment in Spring
!Lake park at the termination of
Twentieth street, near Hoctor boule
' C C Wilson, driver of the car,
leape when he discovered the machine
was uncontrollable. Mrs. Bossfield,
Auburn, Neb., who was riding in the
front seat, with Mr. Wilson, jumped
as the car started over a second grade.
The automobile plunged down the em
bankment and lodged among some
' trees. The car was damaged badly.
The two were following another
.automobile, driven by Mr. Bossfield,
hotel proprietor and automobile man,
Auburn, Neb., and were on their way
to Auburn, Neb. Mr. Bossfield kept
going, unaware of the accident of the
car behind. Efforts were made to stop
him at Fort Crook, btu to no avail.
' OF STOLEN GOODS;
$. More than $1,5000 worth of mer
chandise which was stolen from the
Chicago Bargain Store, 4824 South
Twenty-fourth street, the night of
f une 13, was recovered by detectives,
and Leo Pollard, colorea, alleged to
have stolen the goods, was arrested.
' Pollard was arrested in a rooming
house at Sixteenth and Pierce
streets.. Nearly all of the goods was
in his possession. Pollard confessed
to selling the rest of the merchandise
to J. Jackson, 1320 North Twenty
t Detectives say that Pollard was on
parole from the Oklahoma peniten
tiary, where he was sent for high
way robbery. He was booked at the
South Side station for robbery.
Settlement Needs Fan.
: The heat ware hag reached the
Social Settlement, 2827 Q street, and
settlement workers and instructors
, are, feeling the need of the cooling
breezes of an i electric fan. Anyone
desirous of presenting a fan to the
settlement is requested to call South
,'81 and to ask for Mrs. Caldwell.
Yankees on Dreadnaught
Looking for Submarines
CN THE. TRAOc THE, fUBMAKlMe,
This photo shows the firing of a five-inch gun aboard one
of Uncle Sam's modern dreadnaughts. Since the advent of the
American navy into European waters to co-operate with the
British navy the sinkings by U-boats are said to have fallen off
almost 80 per cent.
Briej City News
, South Side Brevities
r.MI Franc. Ham. 1515 Jeff.rion treet,
who ha. been til with appendicltlf, li rt
Jerttd to be Improving.
.fFl mn have been tailed by Local E.
wtninion, board No. 2. Bouth Side ctly
AT CAPITAL ON
Norman and Kleffner Attend
Meeting of Federal Agencies
Planning to Bring Jobs
and Men Together.
Wanhinclon Bureau of
The Omaha Bee. 1SU G Street.
Washington, June 14. (Special
Telegram.) George Norman, deputy
commissioner of labor for Nebraska,
and George J. Kleffner, state director
of federal employment service of
Omaha, are in Washington for various
conferences on the labor situation.
Mr. Norman is here to attend the
convention of the public service
reserve organisation for the pur
pose of securing skilled labor for
her of using his money to buv pro-! shipyards "id other governmental ac-
visions for rrnr relatives; that he used tivitics. Kleriner today participated in
abhslve language, threatened her life . the conference of state federal employ
and forced her to leave her own home ! ment directors, meeting his fellow di
and seek shelter elsewhere. She asks rectors for the first time since his ap-
"r.y:- "" ,-uo,u' "l mice inuiui nrlnmpnt in ( IP nnc firm
This body is devising ways and
means to connect the "jobless with the
job free of charge, the plan doitifc
away with the private employment
Hst Boot Print It New Beaoos Preaa
Elet. Fans, $8. Burgess-Granden Co.
Team of Mules Stolen A team of
mules, owned by L. Shlller, Thirty-
third and California streets, were
stolen Thursday night.
Up Go Prices It will cost you an
aditional 50-cent piece to have your
horse shod now. The Ilorseshoers'
association of Omaha has agreed to
boost the price from $2.50 to $3.
Recovers From Operation Albert
Krug, manager of the Krug; Products
company, who was recently operated
on for appendicitis, returned to his
home Thursday and la convalescing.
Prudent saving Id war times Is a
hostage for opportunities of peace.
Play safe by starting an account with
Nebraska Savings & Loan Assn. 211
S. 18th St SI to S5.000 received.
Oat Meal Price Cut The food ad
ministration announces a cut of 1 1-3
cents a pound in the retail selling
price of oat meal. Heretofore it has
sold at 8 1-3 cents a pound. Until
further notice it will be sold at 7
cents over the counter.
Wife Seeks Freedom Mrs. Eliza
beth Humer. who has filed divorce
suit In district court against John
Humer, alleges that John has accused
Given Custody of Child Mrs. Agnes
C. Smith, divorced wife of John C.
Smith, was given custody of her 3-year-old
child. Oeraldinn. hv order of
Judge Day in district court Friday agencies, the scope of its activities be
morning, the order merely strengthen- ing to secure places for every class of
ing her right to the child, which was
formerly ordered in district court.
Mrs. Smith has as yet been unable to
find Geraldine and she claims that her
former husband still retains custody
of her daughter, although without
Candy Factory Closed For buying
sugar without certificates, Gus Cades,
who operates a candy factory in Nor
folk, has b.en closed down for one
week by J. J. Cleland, county admin
istrator. Cleland also coupled a fine
of $25 for the offense, which went to
the Red Cross. The penalty has been
approved by E. M. Fairfield, director
of enforcement, Nebraska food admin
istration, and becomes effective Im
mediately. Though repeatedly
warned, Cades refused to apply for a
Flue flreplace goods at Sunflerlands.
Woodmen of World Picnic
At Krug Park This Afternoon
The Woodmen of the World mem
bers will hold their annual picnic al
New Krug park this afternoon.
Col. C. L. Mather will be master of
ceremonies and more than $300 in
prizes will be offered in running race;
and other athletic contests. Patriotic
speeches and songs will be a feature
of the program. The outing will begin
in the afternoon.
In addition the free diving attrac
tion and the regular nark attractions
as well as the grounds, will be open to
everyone as usual.
Central High Teaches Go
From School Room to War
Three members of the faculty of
the High School of Commerce are
going from the school room to the
battlefield. They are E. S. McLain,
O. J. Dirker and O. E. Turpin. All
have been connected with the ac
counting department and all have en
listed in the army.
The men were honor guests at a
dinner Thursday night at the Castle
hotel. B. A. Falzin presided and J.
H. Beveridge, superintendent of
Omaha schools, and Dwight Porter,
principal of the High School of Com
merce, gave short talks.
Sixty Mechanics Wanted.
The co-operative employment bu
reau has received another call fo
mechanics to work for the govern
ment. Omaha's quota is 60 men.
day for Vancouver Barracka. Wash. Those
listed to go as brakemen are: Carl Kauf
man, 2810 S street; Arthur Nector. 4723
South Nineteenth street; William Jl. Wright.
o027 fioutn. Twenty-third street, anil Harry
Livingston, 2209 Munroe street, alternate.
Electrlral workers, John Joseph Ryan, 6212
South. Twenty-fifth gtreet, and Harry Bach
man, 1618 N street.
Telephone1 South !00 and order a ease of
Oral or Lacatonade, the healthful, refreshing
Horn Beveraga, delivered to your residence.
Omaha Beveraga Co.
Telephone Bouth 800 and order a ease of
Oma or Lacatonade. the healthful, refreshing
Home Beverage, delivered to your residence.
Omaha Beveraga Co.
Rev. Ford A. Ellis, pastor of South Side
Christian church, will preach Sunday morn
ing at 11 o'clook on 'The Certainty of
Faith." and at night on "The Sin of the
Nine." The Christian Endeavor euclety
will meet at 7 p. m.
Graduation exercises of the elrhth irrade
class of Highland school were held Thurs
day night. The graduates are Frank Ca
row, Clari Carroll, Joe Challno, Ellen Dib
ble. George Paly, Albert Joneschelt, Lena
Lana, frank Sopoucek and Irene Seater.
Jack Larkln, (304 South Thirty-alxth
street, who has completed a special hospital
training course for war service at the Mayo
Institution. Rochester, Stlnn., rarne honi
rrursuay for a 10-day visit. At the rVr,l
abnr from the housemaid to the
business manager of a large corpora
tion. John B. Densmo're, director general
of tile federal employment service, is
presiding over these meetings, and to
day took occasion to pay a high com
pliment to Nebraska and the close co
operation existing between the fed
eral, state, county and city organiza
tions for the procurement of labor.
Omaha Office Places 2,740 in May.
Mr. Kleffner reported to his 47 asso
ciates that the employment office at
Omaha had placed 2,740 people during
the month of May.
B. A. George, president of the Lin
coln Commercial club, with Congress
man Reavis appeared before the
Council of National Defense with a
request that priority of purchase of
steel be granted the Cushman Motor
rompany of Lincoln. This request
was accompanied by a letter from the
food administration stating that the
Cushman company was engaged in
the manufacture of harvesters and
binders and on the strength of the
food administration letter Mr. George
was assured that the request would be
After a conference with General
Wood and Colonel Glover of the quar
termaster's corps, H. E. Fredrickson.
l!ie well known automobile man of
Omaha, was today appointed a -civilian
inspector in the motor truck trans
port service and was ordered to De
troit on inspection duty. Whether Mr.
Fredrickson will be given a com
mission is a matter to be decided
Congressman Lobeck today filed
with the secretary of state his appli
cation for a place on the primary
ballots for congress from the Second
Senator Norris Brown is in Wash
ington on matters connected with the
government and is a guest at the
Only Two Pounds of Sugar
May Be Bought at One Time
Hereafter Mrs. Householder, if you
live in a city or town, you may pur
chase only two pounds of sugar at one
time. If you live in a rural district,
you are permitted to buy five pounds.
This is the latest order emanating
from the food administration office.
In buying sugar there is no chance
to cheat. The selling grocer keeps
an account of the sugar sales, and
these are checked at stated intervals
by a government official. If some in
dividual succeeds in cheating, that in
dividual will be put on the black list
and prohibited from buying sugar.
Homes of Metz Brothers v
Leased by Brownell Hall
Former homes of Louis, Charles
and Fred Metz, on South Twenty
eighth street have been leased for a
term of two years, with the privilege
of rerwiwal for Brownell hall.
The.houses at SS6-5S8 and 560 are
large and roomy, with kpartmentj
sufficiently large to make fine study
rooms. The lighting and ventilation
is good and the faculty and students
of Brownell were fortunate in secur
ing such admirable temporary qua
ters. The former site of Brownell 'hall
will probably be put on the market
for sale. The leases for the present
temporary . quarters were secured
CLOSES; CASE IN
HANDS OF JUDGE
Defendant in Alimony Suit Is
Scathingly Arraigned in Sum
ming Up by Woman's
Trial of the divorce suit. of There
sia Stoecker, alleged common-law
wife, against William Stoecker, a
rich Omaha business man and former
politician, ended late Friday after
noon after an all-day session de
voted to arguments of the contending
lawyers before Judge Troup. I I o
judge took the case under advisement
and will render his decision in a few
days as to whether the little Bo
hemian woman is entitled to the di
vorce and $1011,000, for which she is
Few facts brought out by law
yers tor eitner tire piainun or de
fendant in Friday's session hut were
included in testimony offered during
the early stages of the trial. One
side contended that Theresia Stoecker
should be given the rights of a wife
and the defendant contended that .she
in no way was entitled to mi.U
Upholds Woman's Reputation.
Attorney McKenzie, representing
the plaintiff, during his arguments
in the morning, strongly upheld the
character of the girl, at which, he con
tended, the defense was aiming. lie
branded as false the statements that
Theresia had come to Omaha for any
other purpose than to seek legitimate
Attorney Sidney Smith then took
up the arguments, for the defense. He
characterized the case as "one not
lor divorce, but for the purpose of
extracting money." He contended
that Theresia knew of her guilt in her
transactions with Stoecker and that
she knew she was not married to the
Attorney Gaines, for the defense,
contended that the plaintiff had pre
sented two alleged facts on which
to base her claim. They were, he
said, her testimony as to the verbal
marriage contract and that the couple
had lived together. "We are dealing
with an ambitious girl," he said.
Sutton Assails Stoecker.
Attorney Sutton in his arguments
later for the plaintiff, held her up as
"a little flower who had been crushed
by Stoecker." He made the declara
tion that it was Stocker's intention
the first time he ever saw the little
Bohemian girl "to crush and destroy,
by frightfulness and German kultu'r.
this little girl." He made frequent
mention of the word "kulttir," as ap
plied to Stoecker.
"If I believed that Stoecker took
this girl out to balls and dances in this
city, thinking that she was a prosti
tute, as the defense has contended, I
would say that he ought to be ridden
out of town on a rail," he fairly
shouted during a heated moment in
his argument. "I do not think, how
ever, that Stoecker believed that of
this girl," he added, "hut I do believe
that he thought she was the good girl
that she is."
on Straws and Panamas i
Leon's Factory Surplus Stock of Pana
mas, Leghorns, Bangkoks and other high
grade Straws now on Sale at 511 So. 16th
Street, Her Grand Hotel Bldg.
85c 1 95c I $1,45 $1.95 $2.45 $3.45
These are the prices NOW of Hats that
' sell regularly from $2.00 to $8.50.
Save V2 By Buying Today
fhese Prices Are Only Good at
Store No. 3
511 So. 16th.
Her Grand Bldg.
FOUND IN WEEDS;
LOST TWO WEEKS;
MAN NEAE DEATH
Following fourteen days of physi
cal torturei of hunger, thirst and ex
posure, David Curry, hostler, Four
teenth and Davenport streets, was
found by Motorcycle Policeman
Wright lying in a plot of weeds in
the East Omaha river bottoms.
Curry was barely able to talk. He
made it understood that he had bteu
wandering about the bottoms two
weeks ago and suddenly lapsed in
On May IS, police found Curry in
a similar state in the hay loft of
Simpson's Livery, Fourteenth and
Davenport streets, where he had
lain 16 days without food or drink.
He was taken to the county hospital
at the time and discharged just two
Police Surgeon Foltz attended Cur
ry Friday night and ordered him re
moved to the hospital again.
Merchants Soon Adopt
Summer Hour Schedule
All the downtown retail stores he
longing to the Associated Retailers
will go on their summer schedule of
hours beginning next Monday. The
stores will open as usual at 8:30 in
the morning but will close at 5 in
the afternoon every day except Sat
urday, when they will close at 6
o'clock. This schedule holds until
Benefit for Boys' Home.
A benefit dance and card party will
he given at Liberty hall, 4406 South
Thirteenth street, Monday evening,
June 17, the proceeds to go to Fathei
Flannigan's Home for Boys. The ad
mission fee is 25 cents.
mlf'"' rvlca as railroad bn.kcmen j ration of his furlough be will go to Fo'n . ,nrwUSh the agency of George &
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out with pimples and blackheads.
i ne pimples were small and
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