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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 6, 1918)
iEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1918.
AFTER 6 MONTHS'
To Tell What Omaha Tele
phone Boys Are Doing
at the Fighting
Ellwood Bailey, Omaha boy who
returned Thursday from France,
where he has been doing work, for the
Young Men's Christian association,
will tell of his experiences "over
there" and the fine work that the Ne
braska 'phone boys are doing in
France at the First Methodist church
... Bailey brings a message to Gen
eral Manager Belt of the telephone
company from Captain Gieriet and
Lieutenant Butt. He was also in
trusted with several hundred letters
to deliver to mothers and friends of
some of the boys from this part of
America who are in active service
Thinks Germans Are Doped.
Bailey is of the conviction that the
Germans are "doped" before an at
tack. He hao drawn this conclusion
from the inanimate condition of cap
tured Germans. He has many tales
to tell of his experiences, among
which are the dangers of crossing the
big pond with the U-boats in close
proximity. He is proud to say that
the allies treat their prisoners well,
which is more than he can say for
the Germans. He is also enthused
over the fine reception given to the
Sammies by the French, to whom
they are stil! u novelty.
Sammies' Wonderful Fight
'"The American boys are in the war
head pver heels," said Bailey. They
are wonderful fighters, both white
"American officers are sometimes
honored even before the French.
American and French privates are
excellent pals. Conditions over
there are such that mothers need not
"uny. Aiicir lives are ciean ana
Omaha, as a Convention City
Nebraska editors have a warm spot in their hearts for Omaha. It
would be an indication that they did not appreciate true hospitality and
courtesy if they did not Omaha has never failed to show her apprecia
tion of the journalistic visits and the convention which was held last week
again demonstrates the very important fact that the metropolis is mighty
glad to have the pen wielders of the state visit her.
And the editors are always glad to make the visit. On each recurring
occasion they learn things they ought to know. They realize, for one
thing, that the prosperity of Omaha depends upon the prosperity of Ne
braska and that Omaha is just as much interested in the progress of the
country as she is in her own welfare.
The newspaper men of Nebraska are always glad to go to Omaha.
They hope that the invitation will never be withdrawn. From the Ne
braska City Press.
right The only disease they suffer
from is lonesomeness. Mothers, sis
ters and wives should write oftener."
Bailey is the son of J. P. Bailey,
state secretary for the V. M. C. A.,
who is at present doing "Y." work in
Mrs. Mildred A. Pitts Given
Divorce and $1,100 Alimony
Five divorce decrees were granted
in district court Friday morning. Mrs.
Mildred A. Pitts was granted a di
vorce and $1,100 alimony from Don
ald H. Pitts. Malissa Sullivan was
granted a separation from Elmer J.
Sullivan on the ground of abandon
ment and nonsupport.
Mrs. Flossie Parmenter was
granted a divorce decree from George
P. Parmenter on charge of nonsup
port. Thomas Roulette was given a
divorce from Monette Roulette on the
grounds of cruelty. Le Roy Rich
ardson was divorced from Myrtle
Obtains Writ to Gain
Possession of His Son
John Murray obtained a writ of
habeas corpus in district court Fri
day morning compelling Mrs. Julia
A. McCaustland, 2335 South Elev
enth street, to bring Mr. Murray's
son, Harry, 10 years old, into court
on July 12. Murray alleges that Mrs.
McCaustland refuses to return the
boy to his care. He says Mrs. Mc
Caustland was given charge of the
boy when his wife died but he allages
that she is keeping Harry out of
school, is forcing him to stay up late
at night and treats him cruelly. He
says he can furnish his son a good
Want to Change Back
To Old City Ward System
Petitions are being circulated to
change the form of city government
back to the old ward system.
City Commissioner Butler was ask
ed to sign one of these petitions, but
he declined. The circulator would
not state who was behind the enter
prise. The law provides that after four
years of the commission plan of gov
ernment the question of returning to
the old ward plan may be submitted
to the voters upon the presentation of
petitions signed by 25 per cent of the
total vote at the last general election.
Iron Bars on Windows at
Women's Detention Home
The health department has ordered
iron bars placed on all windows of the
detention home for women at Twenty-second
street and St. Mary's ave
nue. Numerous escapes of patients since
this institution was opened a few
weeks ago prompted the officials to
take drastic measures to make the
home more secure against unau
Omaha Man Now Engaged
In Evangelistic Work
George W. Campbell of Dayton, O.,
is the new membership secretary at
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion. Mr. Campbell was formerly an
Omaha man and leader of the choir
of the Walnut Hill Methodist church.
For the past two years Mr. Campbell
has been doing evangelistic work in
Married Twice and Divorced
Once; Again Appeals to Court
The violent and uncontrollable tem
per, the discontented, disobedient and
irritable disposition of his wife, have
convinced James W. Patterson that
his second attempt to live with her
has proved a failure, he alleges in a
petition for a second divorce, which
he has filed in the district court.
.The couple was married in 1899 for
the first time, in Kansas, and divorced
in 1909. In 1914 they were remarried
at Wichita. Patterson says that he
came to Omaha for work in the sum
mer of that year, but that his wife
refused to move here.
Omaha Police Makes 75
Arrests on the Fourth
Police at the, central station cele
brated the Fourth by making 75 ar
rests. Eleven drunks were included
in the list and four charges of illegal
possession of intoxicating liquor were
filed. Proprietors of six ill governed
houses and a score of inmates were
found taking advantage of the holiday
spirit of the crowd and arrested. Two
alleged violations of the draft regula
tions, Stanley Smoluski, 2926 South
Twenty-third street, and Pete Lach,
living in rooming houses, were arrest
ed and are being held for investiga
tion by federal authorities.
Find Gin When Brakeman
Arrives From Kansas City
F. P. Parsons, a railroad brakeman,
living in Kansas City, was arrested
Thursday by officers from the depart
ment of justice charged with illegal
possession and transportation of in
toxicating liquor. The officers allege
three quarts of gin were found in his
possession when arrested upon the ar
rival of a Kansas City train.
Waterloo Man Files fo.
The Office of Sheriff
John M. Hofeldt of Waterloo has
filed for the democratic nomination
for sheriff of Douglas county.
Three candidates have filed for the
office of roadoverseer. They are: M.
K. Dekker, democrat, Elk City; E.
R. Kidder, democrat, Fifty-sixth and
L streets, Douglas precinct, and An
drew Nevey, republican, Florence.
Nebraskan on Battleship
That Sank German U-Boat
"Things get pretty "hot here every
once in a while," writes Frank Gray
from his bulwarks in the front line
trenches of France to his friends in
Chappell, Neb. He added:
"Especially is this true at night,
when the Hun gets busy and starts
dropping a few bombs over our heads.
They have been presenting us with
some nine-inch shells, but they get
back about two for overy one they
Paul Looschen, a former Hooper,
Neb., boy, is in France, where things
are lively and where the dullness of
life has been vanquished by the great
opportunities that confront the boys
"over there." He recently wrote to
his father, H. H. Looschen, Hooper,
in which he detailed the following:
"The weather here is glorious and
the evenings are nice and cool. Our
battalion is bil'eted in a small French
village, and our sleeping quarters are
in private houses. The people treat
us m an excellent manner and do the
best they can, in their simple way, to
teach the 'wild' Americans the French
language, and to make them comfort
able. "One custom that prevails here is
that if you wish to take a stroll with
a French maiden you must take her
mother or father or older member of
the family with her unless you are
engaged, then you can walk alone
with her. So far, I have seen no
soldier walking without half of the
From "somewhere in France" Har
old Giberson has written the follow
ing to his cousin, Miss Margaret
Giberson, Weeping Water, Neb.:
"Don't you folks worry about me
I wouldn't be any where else in the
world but over here doing my little
bit. The experience, itself, is worth
"Yes, I have seen One or two of
those famous chateaus, one especially
where a countless had so many lovers.
They tell great stories of how, after
she tired of one of them, he went
through her room to the trap-wall be
yond and dropped to the river which
runs under it. And it looks the part,
I will say. But darn glad I wasn't
here during her time."
Giberson is a sergeant in Co. A,
"I want a pair of German ears," is
the rather startling assertion made
by Corporal Lester Pitke, Co. B, 168th
infantry, France, iq a letter to his
mother in Gibbon, Neb.
"My chances for having this wish
granted," he added, "are all to the
'gravy,' as I am in a raiding patrol
and every once in a while we go 'over
the top.' Then we give them at1 the
'rough stuff' we can and make our way
back to our own lines.
"That's the life for me. It sure is
Ray B. Crellin relates in a letter
to friends in Elgin, Neb., how the
United States battleship goes after
'em on the water. In part, he wrote:
"Would like to tell you about our
last trip and the part our boat took
in helping to send a German subma
rine crew to a warmer climate than
this, and where they will receive no
iron crosses from Kaiser Bill, but can
only give a few of the particulars.
"A heavy fog hung over the bay
when we pulled anchor, so heavy one
could almost cut it with a knife. It
was not yet dark and we hoped by
the aid of the fog screen that we
would run the gauntlet, and be well
out in the zone by morning. So the
war watches were put on, with all
hands at their stations, when we
turned in at 8 o'clock. Subs had been
reported in the vicinity before we
shoved off, so the band did not play
their usual after-supper concert. We
all hiked to bed.
"It was about 8:30 o'clock that
night when the report from a six-inch
gun of the transport alongside us
nearly lifted us from our bunks. The
next instant our general alarm for
torpedo defense was sounded and the
way we made for our stations was
anything but slow, I assure you,
, "The band is stationed in the pow
der division during an engagement,
but we have to climb several hatches
to get there. I lost most of the skin
off my elbows getting to the gua
deck. ' ,
. "When we reached the top the fog"
had lifted, and on our port side 1
most aft we could see the bridge and
periscope of the sub, as it was sub-
merging. Another transport was di-r
rectly alongside us, so we could not
fire, for a miss would surely have '.:
hit the transport And the other '
transport could not fire for the same
reason. The sub could not fire a tor- v
pedo, for they were too close to us,
and the explosion would have been
disastrous to them. '
"So we waited until the sub was ,
aft, then let drive with out six-inch
gun, as did the other transport Im- ,
mediately, the destroyers crossed the V
scene, dropping depth bomb after ,
depth bomb, and all there was left '
to mark the spot where the sub went
down (for she surely went) was a
big spot of crude oil, a veritable
'grease spot' Believe me, I slept
with all my clothes on for the rest of.
the night. But we saw no more subs
on the way over.""
Sergt E. T. Wallace, 485th aero '
squadron, France, recently wrote to
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Wal
lace, Clay Center Neb., in which he
narrated the following:
"I was talking to a French sol-"
dier fresh from the 'first ditch' who
spoke a little Anglais and as he talked '
of the bravery of our soldiers whe '
were with him, big tears rolled down '
his face. He simply couldn't say
enough for them. He said: 'Whee
they call out, 'up and at 'em,' it seemi
that they fly up from the trenches
like birds. They don't wait to climb
the ladder as other troops do
"On my expeditions around ' this
country, I have seen t goo ' many ''
souvenirs from the 'first ditch. The '
one that impressed me the most was
a German bayonet. It has a flat blade
about 18 inches long, with a cutting'
edge on one side and :. double row
of saw teeth on the other. This shows ' '
what a gentle bunch of murderers we
are up against."
Armouri Win Two
The Armours defeated the Platts
mouth ball team on their own grounds
in both ends of a double-header. The
first game was won by the tjyre of ) .
to 1, in which Zeague and M filer wcrs
batteries for Armours and Mason and
Harold performed for Plattsmouth.
The second game was more decisive,
10 to 5, Stillmock and Yost compris-
mg tne winning buttery.
The SM Event JiY oiRiefeoi
Sweeping Reductions in the Women's
All of Our Women's
Wash Dresses Must
Be Cleared Out
Women's Wash Dresses, values dC QC
up to $15.00. In this sale PU.i7iJ
Women's Wash Dresses, regular val
All the popular materials and colors are
Women's Cloth Suits, worth up fc C C A
to $36.00. In this sale
Women's Cloth Suits; regular (ID C A
value $37.50 to $45. In this sale. V 1 OtJU
Women's Cloth Suits, regular d00 CA
value $47.50 to. $59.75. In Bale.P&JvF
Women's Cloth Suits; regular dJO CA
value $62.50 to $69.75. In sale.
Second Fleer. .
July Clearance of
Charming Silk Dresses
The newest models in the newest materials
at these reduced prices.
Silk Dresses; regular value to d Q PA
$35.00. In this sale vlO.UU
Silk Dresses; regular value up J00 CA
to $45.00. In this sale p.UU
Silk Dresses; regular value d0l CA
$47;50 to $59.75. In this sale.. . P&TiJV
in the July Clearing
Great variety of models and in every
desirable color and size.
100 S a t e e n Petti
coats, in all shades,
100 Tub Silk Striped
Waists, in the July
Clearing Sale, each
ues $17.50 to $22.50. $11 QC
sale V JLtjj
Girls' Coats in the
July Clearing Sale
Girls' Lightweight Coats, suitable for early
fall wear, regular values up to $15. Sizes
6 to 14 years. July Clearing QQ
Sale Price'. ...tplWO
Women's Silk Hose
Women's Silk Hose, regular value $3.00;
all colors, all sizes. In the d1
July Clearing Sale, a pair. ..... P 1 rxJ
SATURDAY morning at 9 o'clock we will open our doors to
the Greatest Money-Saving Event that has ever been
launched by The Beddeo Clothing Co. This time it is more
sweeping, more advantageous, and far more important than
ever. You can supply your clothing needs in this July Clear
ing Sale at unheard of low prices. This half page of sale atr
tractions bears testimony to that fact. But this announce
ment is only an index of the marvelous offerings await
ing you in every department of this store. It will pay you to
supply your future clothing needs during this sale, as much of
the merchandise offered is suitable for wear later on as well
as right now. Come Saturday and share in this great bargain
feast, and come early.
Use Your Credit During This Sale
Beddeo says his easy liberal credit terms apply during
this July Clearing Sale. Come in and select your clothing
needs for the entire family, make a convenient payment and
pay the balance in small sums each week or pay day. Beddeo
will trust you. Once more we urge you to come early Saturday.
Men's and Young Men's Suits at Great
Reductions During July Clearing Sale
Men of good judgment will turn their steps toward
this store tomorrow and buy the clothes they'll need.
Men's $22.50 Suits, in this $15j)0
Men's $24.50 Suits, in this $18.50
Men's $29.50 Suits, in this $22.50
Men's $32.50 Suits, in this $24.50
sale . . .
Women'a Coats, regular
value up to $35. In this sale.
Women's Coats, regular
value to $45. In this sale. . .
Women's Coats, regular
value to $59.75. In this sale.
Your free and unlim
ited choice of all our
:rimmed hats, values up
to $12.50, d0 QQ
July Clearance of
Little Girls' Shoe
Sizes 8 to 14 years,
worth $15.00 to $20.00.
Priced for quick clear-
July Clearance of
Just 30 pairs of wom
en'a Pumps and Ox
fords, odd sizes, values
Palm Beach and Kool Cloth
Suits for Men Reduced
A limited quantity of Palm Beach
and Kool Cloth Suits; regular $12.50
value. In the July Clearing $3.00
Men's Straw Hats
Your choice of any Straw
in the store d ruing the July
Clearing Sale, j gjjj
Just 25 Boys' Suits, values
up to $10.00. In the July
Women's Wash Skirts
Go in Two Lots
For war work, for the street, for sports,
for business the separate skirt of white
Gabardine and Wash Satin is in great de
mand. We have set the prices as low as possible
for the July Clearing Sale
$4.98 and $6.98
Out-of-Town People Are Urged to Use Their Credit During
This Great Clearing Sale Open Saturday Night Till 9
Men's Shirt Special
Men's Percale and Madras Shirts, some with collars,
others without; regular $1.50 and $2.00 values. In the
July Clearance Sale, at . ;
89c and $1.19 each
1417 DOUGLAS STREET
- i '
Men's Shirts, 69c
A special lot of Men's Shirts with
collars attached; regular fJQr
$1.00. value; at, each. . . . XJ,'
Men's 65c Neckwear, in
This Sale, Each 39c
Men's Union Suits and Athletic
Underwear, regular $1.00 CQP
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