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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE SO, 1918.
TO PUNISH STATE
Administrator Peterson Works
Out Plan With Charles Taft
to Enforce Nebraska Law ,
.Washington Bureau of
The Omaha Bee,
1311 G Street.
Washincton. June 29. (Special Tel-
Lram). C Petrus Peterson, 'county
iod administrator for Lancaster
I-ounty, as well as city attorney of
Jncoln, said today after a confer-
y-nce with food administration oflic.als
hat hoarders of food under the sedi
lion law of Nebraska passed last win
ter, who are now under arrest( would
shortly be brought to trial. '
. ' Under the sedition law one of the
offenses Is that any one found guilty
of hoarding or concealing- any ar
ticle of food, which the president or
any1 authorized representative of the
president has declared to be neces-
,,-Aary for the armed forces of the
United States or allies, shall be gu'.lty
of sedition, and shall be punished
with a fine or imprisonment, or bdth.
Under this law a number of arrests
have been made throughout the
siate, two in Lancaster county. In
irder to furnish basic proof' of the
puilt of the persons arrested under
the Nebraska statute, the entire food
iJministration being built up under
, the federal law, it was necessary fo'
Mr. Peterson to seek the help of the
food administration here, "hrough
the efforts of Charles Taft, son of
William Howard Taft, and Mr. Pe
terson a method of certification and
formal orders has been worked out
. sa that Peterson can now proceed to
(he enforcement of any regulations
! ander the state law.
"With this declaration established
especially with reference to wheat,
the enforcement of the Nebraska law
svill be easy," said Mr. Peterson.
, - Mum on State Politics.
1 As to the senatorial situation In Ne
braska, Mr. Peterson refused to
speak. He did say, however, that the
recent speech of Senator Lenroot at
Lincoln has created sense of party
unity and more particularly a sense of
party responsibility and obligation
that was greatly needed. Amplifying
this thought, he said: ;
; "The republicans in Nebraska, in
iheir earnest desire to strengthen the
arrrii of the country, look upon their
party organization as an indispensable
means of accomplishing that purpose
We are not faultfinders nor inclined
to be hypercritical of any act of the
srovernment We do believe, however,
ks Nebraska republicans, that the na
tion now needs the talent and enerpy
of all political parties. President Wil
son at one time used the phrase, "bor
rowing brains,' as indicating the ne
cessity of relying on others in dis
charging the tasks too complex or ex
tensive for one man, j
"The task of winning the war we
believe complex enough and extensive
nmi&h tn rrmiSra nn (Via nart rt thr
fco-liticsl party in power borrowing
iiemj an puuiitai panics, iiie re
publican party has brains that ought
s P TERMS
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The Miracle of ,
the Player Piano
Prior to the advent of the Player Piano, musical
notation was Greek to the masses, but today,
transferred to the music roll, it becomes not only
intelligible, but appreciated.
Yesterday the works of the great masters
lay upon the shelves of the music publishers un
sold and unsalable. Today these self-same
works, with their matchless melodies, may be
heard floating from the cottages of millions of
human beings made happy by the music of the
masters. ; (
By the Hobart M. Cable
it will be seen that the player is not only great
in its physical aspect, but in its intellectual ad
vantages. It is great whether viewed as a com
mercial or an educational proposition, and, as
the industrial slave has Been made free by labor
saving devices, so the handicapped artist, as
well as the ordinary layman, is relieved of the
techinal drudgery of
means of the manual
We will be glad to have you riait our store .
and hear the wonderful music produced on the
H&hart M. Cable.
to be utilized and inasmuch as the ad
ministration has not evidenced any
real desire to make use of their 'bor
rowing brains' or otherwise, we be
lieve the country is prepared to incor
porate at the cor.iing election repub
lican talent by making congress re
publican." Criticises Rail Order.
Representative Green of Iowa, in
discussing the resolution to have the
government take over the shortline
railroads, said today that while the
resolution was necessary and impor
tant, it was a sad commentary as to
the connection in which the congress
was sunk. He went on to say that the
railroad administration had proceeded
in defiance of the shipper to route
freight over certain lines in order to
kill off the short lines, which, he said,
was entirely illegal. "When we grant
ed this great power, not only un
precedented in this country, but al
most unprecedented anywhere, we
were assured that the power con
ferred would not be abused, but here
we have the positive example of what
the railroad administration intends to
do in the way the short lines have
been treated," he said. "If there is any
body that ought to be just it is the
government of this country, which is
represented by them- But they have
absolutely ignored the law and have
attempted tp defy congress."
On the motion to pass the postof
fice appropriation bill over the presi
dent's veto, which was defeated by a
substantial majority, Kinkaid, Lobeck.
Shallenberger and Stephens voted to
sustain the veto. Sloan votinsr in favor
01 passing uic uui uvcr mc v(ciu
Near Quarter Million in
Dividends Paid by "Omaha"
Stockholders of the Omaha Loan
and Building association will receive
in dividends July 1 $231,960. This or
ganization, the oldest co-operative as
sociation in Omaha, has paid a total
of $.1,426,142 in dividends since its
Speaking of the purchase by the
Omaha for its stockholders and others
of $500,000 worth of Liberty bonds
and of its advising its members to
withdraw a part of their savings in
order to buy government bonds, Sec
retary Adair says:
"And yej with all this amount sold
and with the purchase of War Savings
stamps we have opened more new
savings accounts in numbers and
amounts than in the same period in
Secretary Adair's report showed
also that the association had made
loans during the fiscal year aggregat
ing $1,198,050, notwithstanding the
practical embargo placed on building
operations and the unusually heavy
withdrawals that the association has
been called upon to meet on account
of its members investing in Liberty
loan bonds and War Savings stamps.
The association has earned for its
stockholders in the 12 months a total
of $430,502, , .
"Mogy" Finds Substitute
For Wheat Breakfast Food
Mogy Bernstein, who actively takes
part in all war work, claims to have
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discovered a way to lessen wheat con
sumption without inconvenience. Pop
corn, Mogy alleges, is one of the best
substitutes on the market. As a
breakfast food he says it is ideal and
already has a considerable following.
To convince the public of the de
sirability of his patriotic food he in
stalled an $800 corn popper and pea
nut roaster in his coffee department
at the Central Market. "'
learing to perform by
U.S.'Closes First Year in War
With Handsome Trade Balance
By Associated Press.
Washington, June 29. The United
States closes its first fiscal year as a
participant in the great war with a
trade balance of approximately $3,000,"
Exports for the fiscal year will total
$6,000,000,000, as compared with
$6,290,048,394 m the 12 months ended
June 30, 1917. Imports increased from
$2,659,355,185 last year to about $3,
000,000,000 this year.
Such a showing was regarded as
very gratifying by government ex
perts and no uneasiness is felt because
the trade balance declined $630,693,209,
as compared with 1917. Steps are
being taken, however, to relieve the
loss as far as possible in the coming
year by a fuller utilization of available
tonnage in foreign trade, especially
small boats not needed for Transat
lantic service, which can be used to
carry surplus manufactures to Latin
American countries and reduce the
shipments of gold made necessary by
the United States becoming a debtor
nation of the other Pan-American re
publics. The increasing flow of gold to South
America was one of the most strikirig
features of world trade in the last 12
months- Products of the Latin-American
countries grain, -meat, rubber,
hard wood, nitrates, tin, platinum
have been sought in large quantities
by the allies, which have had less and
less goods to ship in return as the
war progressed. The result has been
Nebraska Savings & Loan Ass'n.
At Opening of Business July 1, 1918.
Real Estate Loans
Loans on Association Stock . ,
Real Estate Sold on Contract
item 8iaie . , . . .
Loans in Foreclosure .
Interest and Taxes Due fr6m Borrowers
Municipal Bonds and Warrants
U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds
Cash on Hand and in Bank.
Dues Paid and Dividends Added Thereto $1,245,316.79
Reserve Fund 27,250.00
Undivided Profits 11,465.43
Incomplete Loans 2,541.20
Total . $1,286,573 . 42
A dividend at 5 per annum was declared for the period from
January 1, 1918, to July 1, 1918 and the reserve fund strength
ened.' The Home is the Foundation of the Association's strength,
and the safeguard of American Liberty.
, Savings accounts solicited $1.00 to $5,000 received.
Small accounts as welcome as large.
Loans to home-makers, on first mortgage security, repaid month
ly like paying rent.
THOS. A. FRY, President. '
ROBERT S. WILCOX, Vice President.
. JOHN R. BRANDT, Secretary.
C. F. BRINKMAN, Treasurer.
- EDGAR M. MORSMAN, JR., Attorney."
THOS. A. FRY,
President Fry 8hoe Co., lSti and
. MAJOR R. S. WILCOX,
Browning King a Co., ISth and
Asst. Cashier U. S. National Bank, 16th
and Farnara, .
General Foreman Car Department V. P.
z Railroad. ,
211 South 18th Street. City Hall
Albert W. Jeff eris is a candidate for Repub
lican nomination for Congress and it seems desirable,
if possible, to have every Republican voter ;n the
Second Congressional District enroll in the Jefferis
For Congress Roosters' Club to vote for him and work
for him until he is elected to represent this District in
Join the Jefferis Boosters
and Do It Now
V There is no money Obligation imposed on you. Just send in
your name by first mail so that the membership roll may be com
pleted without delay. X
Albert W. Jefferis has been a constant and consistent Booster
for Omaha and Nebraska for the past twenty-five years, and no man
has done more than he to make Omaha the great market town of the.
middle-west and to bring increased prosperity to aU of our people.
Let the people now reciprocate by joining in one great organization
, to send Jeff eris to congress. 1
In addition to all that he has done for our state and his own
home town Jefferis has demonstrated beyond any question of doubt
that he is an absolutely loyal and patriotic American citizen, and he
stands for the prosecution of the war until Prussian military power is
absolutely destroyed, and until the flags of the Allied nations float
over the government palaces at Berlin and Potsdam.
JEFFERIS FOR CONGRESS BOLSTERS' CLUB,
Janrs C. Kinsb" President.
: (Sign, eat eut and malt this today ta Harry S. Byrne, Secretary, City National
Bank Building. Omaha, Nebraska . ,
. v .- - .
Without assuming any morey obligation, the undersigned en
rolls h;mself as a member of the Jefferis For Congress Booatera'
Club of the Second Congressional District of Nebraska and pledges
himself to vote and work for the nomination and election of Albert
W. Jefferis to Congress.
Address .......... i......... Tel No.........
MAIL TODAY. DO IT NOW I
that the Latin-American countries
have been paid in gold, which they
hardly have been able to spend.
Imports of South American goods
by the United States alone in the last
12 months have totaled nearly $600,
000,000, while exports to the same con
tinent have been only about half as
much. 'The United States also is a
debtor to Asia, Oceania and Africa,
despite the growth in sales to coun
tries of those continents. Europe and
North, America, including Canada,
through which is shipped much of the
exports going to Great Britain, con
tinue to look to this country as their
great source of supply.
12-Room Annex to Commerce
High Completed in 7 Weeks
The completion of a 12-room annex
to the High School of Commerce
within seven weeks, makes a new
building record for 'the school district
of Omaha. The new building, which
is at Nineteenth and Leavenworth
streets and is 150x150 feet, will be
used' Monday morning. It will relieve
the congestion at the old building.
The superintendent of school build
ings was told to speed up with this
construction. He wrecked old build
ings at the Clifton Hill and Bancroft
sites and utilized the materials.
In addition td 12 class rooms, there
is an assembly room with seating
capacity for 450. The building is
equipped with electric lights and ''a
O. D. KIPLINGER,
Cteara and Tobacco, 1808 Farnam.
WILLIAM G. URE,
THOS. F. GODFREY,
Pass. Agent Missouri Pacific Railroad,
, . SOS 8. 16th.
BYRON R. HASTINGS,
Hastings t Heyden, Real Estate,
THOMAS J. FITZMORRIS,
Editorial Staff Omaha Bee, Bee '
Tel. Douglas 133.
Conservative Shows Large
Gain in Its Resources
Paul W. Kuhns, president of the
Conservation Savings and Loan asso
ciation, reports that their association
will close the fiscal year with assets of
over $14,300,000, showing a gain in re
sources for the year of over $300,000.
"The war has naturally checked
building demands, and in response to
the government suggestions, our
citizens have deferred doing much of
the building that was contemplated,
said Mr. Kuhns. "There has been a
good demand on the part of the pub
lic for purchasing homes. Omaha peo
ple are fast acquiring the idea of
owning their own homes rather than
"Our association has made 540
loans on city properties during the
year, disbursing over $1,250,000. In
addition we have placed $1,000,000 in"
loans on farms in that splendid sec
tion in eastern Nebraska.
"The association will have dis
I . THE
j Conservative Savings & Loan Ass'n
I OF OMAHA . I
I Organized 1891. 1
1 FINANCIAL STATEMENT, JULY 1, 1918.
S Under Supervision of State Banking Board S -
5 Loans on Improved City Real Estate
5 Loans on Improved Farms
5 Loans on Pass-Book Security , J
5 Real Estate Sales on Contract
Loans in Foreclosure
5 Accrued Interest : r..
Office Building and Lt .
Davidge Block Purchase for Future Ass'n Home
S Municipal Bonds and Warrants
S U. S. Liberty Loan Bonds
Cash on Hand in Banks
Payments and Dividends added
Balances to be Disbursed on City and Farm Loans
Contingent Loss Fund
Increase in Resources in last twelve months.
Dividends Paid Since Organization
When you analyze the $14,368,270.44 of assets of the Conservative, special atten
tion is called to the large amount invested in Municipal and Government Bonds, which
are quickly convertible into cash. This, in addition to the cash and bank balances, gives
quick assets of $977,319.67. The combined figures of Contingent Loss Fund and Un
divided Profits, $492,249.24, are noteworthy. This financial statement is a synonym of
strength. It means that thousands of men and women have found the possession of its
shares profitable and otherwise satisfactory. And it means more than that: It is evi
dence that our Association has built up a great structure of good will in the hearts of
' the people and that the good
is bearing its natural fruit. It is rendering a service to the people, the value of which
cannot be estimated in dollars. May we render you this service? -.,..
Savings accounts may be opened any day, in any sum, by persons residing any- ;
where. The best plan by which to get ahead is to pay in a certain amount each pay day,
to which semi-annual dividends of 5 are regularly added January 1st and July 1st.
We invite accounts of this kind at; any time.
PAUL W. KUHNS, Proftkfcnt
EDGAR A. BAIRD, Vic President
JAMES A. LYONS, Secretary
J. HERBERT M'MILLAN, Treasure,
LESTER R. SLONECKER, Attorney
William Baird, Counsel
OFFICE 1614 HARNEY STREET, OMAHA.
South Side Office, Kratky Bros., 4823 S. 24th St
i - Financial Statement
Loans on First Mortgages
Loans on Association Shares of Stock
Interest Due from Members ,
Keal Estate Acquired
Office Furniture and
Cash on Hand and in
Warrants and Bonds
Running Stock and Dividends A
Paid-up Stock and Dividends.
Due on Account Building Loans.
Reserve Funck '
Dividends earned for members during year ending June 30, 1918
.Dividends earned for members since organization. . . .
During the past year we have made loans aggregating
Keserve fund and undivided earnings.
Savings accounts may be opened at any time in any sum from one
dividend rate is Six per cent per annum.
- We are authorized agents of the U. S. Treasury Department for the
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
, W. R. ADAIR, Secretary and Treasurer
G. W. LOOMIS, President W. S. WRIGHT, Vice President
, J. T. HELGREN, Asst. 'Secretary A. A. ALLWINE, Asst Secretary x
JOSEPH BARKER CHARLES E. BLACK JOHN H. BUTLER
R. J. DINNING E. A. PARMELEE MILLARD M. ROBERTSON
1 Office: Association Building, Northwest Corner Dodge and Fifteenth Streets, Omaha, Neb
South Side Officet 4733 South Twenty-fourth Street, J. H. Kopiets, Agent.
bursed $575,000 in dividends for the
year, m-ktng a total of over $4,695,000
disbursed in dividends since our or
ganization. "Our contingent loss fund and undi
vided profits amount to over $475,000.
This splendid reserve and the sub
stantial cash balance and quick assets
in choice bonds of over $950,000 mark
the policy of the association and pre
paredness which has always been
keenly appreciated by the careful in
vesting and saving public As a year,
the showing of the conservative is a
very gratifying one to the directors
and more than 23,000 shareholders."
Americans Down Three Planes;
Take 309 German Prisoners
Washington, 'June 29. Capture of
309 German prisoners and the de
struction of three German airplanes
by American aviators was reported by
General Pershing in an official com
it has done in the community during a quarter of a century
Officers and Directors
Randall K. Brown
Chas. O. George
J. A. Sunderland
E. A. Benson
Byron R. Hastlaft
June 30, 1918
Through Foreclosure ,
Ye Ed Scorns Wfe's Ccokery
After Fatted Calf in Omaha
Here is the way the wife of the
editor of the Hooper Sentinel talks
about how her husband was treated
Our husband. R. T. Ring, attended th
annual stats convention of toe Nebraska
Press association at Omaha the latter part
of last week. He Informs us that Oinahi
certainly knows how to treat visitors. sn4
that nothing was too good for the Nebraski
pencil pushers. In fact, we have noted thai
food frpm the editorial war garden seemi
to have lost its savor for htm sinca his re
turn. We think after he has had a snort -course
with rake, hoe and lawn mower
again, he will forget the fatted ealf that
was killed for him (and others) In Omaha
and return, to grateful appreciation of his
"You have been arrested on the charge
of loafing around the house and doing
nothing," aald -the magistrate severely.
"Now can you truthfully assert that you
have a steady occupation?"
"Oh. yea." replied the defendant, with an
unseasy glance at his baby In ita mother'a
arms. "I have a steady job as a floor- .
walker." Baltimore American.
H. A. Thompson
C. M. Wilhelm
A. W. Bowman
John F. Flack
J. C. Robinson
A. P. Tukey
dollar up to $5,000.00.. Present
sale of War Savings Stamps.