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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 21, 1918.
WOUNDED MEN TO
BE GIVEN TRAINING
IN USEFUL TRADES
Federal Board for Vocational
Instruction is Undertaking
Task of Making Returned
Every man who goes in the army
or navy is now certain that if the
Germans shoot him up he will not
be compelled to sell pencils, or shoe
laces to eke out an insufficient pen
sion, or be immured in a soldier's
home to rust out the years until death
comes to his relief.
' The United States government has
studied the whole subject of voca
tional rehabilitation of wounded and
disabled soldiers. The experience of
all the belligerents has been gone over
carefully, and the marvels of re-education
ccomplished by some of them
are fully noted. The Federal Board
for Vocational Education has been at
work on the proposition since August.
1917. The result is to be found in the
Smith-Sears act, which passed con
gress June 11, and provides a compre
hensive scheme of rehabilitation for
wounded and disabled men.
Canada has been dowg this work
with great success ana all of the
Canadian experience has been freely
given to the United States. The di
rector of that work has been actively
co-operating with the Federal Board
for Vocational Education, and was
sent by his government to appear be
fore the senate committee and testify
at the hearings of the bill, which
passed both senate and hous with
out a dissenting vote.
None Too Badly Wrecked.
It has been demonstrated in
Europe that no matter how badly a
man may be wrecked physically, as a
general rule he still has latent capa
bilities for something useful. If those
capabilities rtay be specialized into
some line of trade the wounded sol
dier already knew, that is done. The
experience he has had and a
knowledge of the trade is a valuable
foundation to build upon.
If the trade he is familiar with does
not offer an opening then he is in
duced to enter an allied trade where
his previous knowledge will be of
value. In some cases the man is en
tirely re-educated and for an occupa
tion entirely different from that
which he had previojsly followed.
It is seldom that a man is so badly
shattered that he cannot be trained to
something useful, which he can pur
sue in the consciousness that he is
doing a man's work for a man's pay
and that he is back in the current of
civil life, a useful and happy citizen
who asks no odds of anyone when it
comes to making a living.
The task to be discharged by the
Federal Board for Vocational Educa
tion is a large one. Figures from the
various countries show that for each
million men in the armies, there will
be 1 per cent, or 10,000 men to be re
educated. This does not include the
wounded who are able to and even
tually do return to their occupations.
Shell Shock Cases.
? This does not necessarily mean
that these are "dismemberment"
eases. The general idea is of the leg
less, armless, or sightless man. They
are far in the minority. The figures,
which have not got down to fairly ac
curate averages, show that of the 10,
000 half of them will be purely "medi
cal" as against "surgical" cases. And
of the 5,000 that are "surgical," that
is which need the attention of a sur
geon as against that of the physician,
500 will be cases of dismemberment,
where the men have lost members of
the body. Three hundred will be cases
where a leg has been lost and 200
where arms have been lost. In 41,000
returned invalided Canadians there
were less than 40 cases of blindness.
The real problem is the man who
has suffered profound shocks to his
system nd perhaps been rendered in
capable of standing the strain of his
former occupation. A boiler-maker
for instance, comes out with shell
shock and his nervous system in tat
ters. He could not stand the racket
in. a boiler factory, but he, with his
knowledge of iron and steel workine
could very easily be made into sayan
expert lathe operator where theros
no noise. And so on along the whole
line of readjustments.
The Federal Board for Vocational
Education is the source of most of the
war training courses and is going
ahead with plans to begin the re-educational
work at an early date. It is
proposed, instead of concentrating the
men to be re-educated in large hospi
tal shops, to use the wonderful facili
ties afforded by the many technical
and agricultural schools of the coun
try as far as possible.
Clemenccau Delights to
Honor Ai.iy Chaplains
Correspondence of The Associated Press.
London, June 20. Premier George
Clemenceau has a fine appreciation of
the war work done by members of
the Catholic church. In distributing
decorations won at the front, he found
before him the other day. Father Lau
rent, chaplain of the 123rd infantry
regiment, who was to receive the
Cross of the Legion of Honor. In
pinning the recognition of bravery on
the priest's breast Mr. Clemenceau
' "Father, I have not the honor of
being a Catholic, but I am sure that
you will accept from my .hand that
which I am brinein? vou. for it is a
cross and it is France which offers it !
to you. ' .
Swedish Minister to Japan
Disappears on Homeward Trip
Tokio, Tuesday, July 16. The
whereabouts of G. O. Wallenburg, re
cently Swedish minister to Japan, who
left for home by way of Siberia two
months ago with a party of fellow
Swedes, is not known. Advices re
reived from Sweden say that he has
not arrived there.
Minister Wallenburg and 14 other
Swedes were compelled to leave Japan
because of unneutral conduct.
First Finnish Warship
Arrives in Helsingfors
j- Correspondence of the Associated Press
.Stockholm, June 20. The first Fin
nish warship, the cruiser Karjala, has
arrived at Helsingsfors The cruiser
i a former Russian ship, expronria
" ted by the Finnish senate Three
other warships, in course of construe
tion. are to be added to the Finnish
navy,-it is announced.'
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Six More Stars Added to
The Bee's Service Flag
Six new stars were added to TheO
Bee service flag the past week. Four
mn will leave in the July contingent
for the draft army and one enlisted
in the navy.
Edmund C. Larson.
Edmund C. Larson, since April 1
in charge of the foreign advertising
department and service department
to national advertisers, left Saturday
for Minneapolis, from which point he
will leave with the Minnesota draft
quota for Camp Wadsworth, S. C.
Beforo joining The Bee staff he was
employed in a similar capacity by the
Mr. Larson left with a smile and
thankful that he was at last to join
Uncle Sam's fighting forces. He has
been refused admittance to every
branch of the service for lack of
weight until ordered to report to the
draft army. He was refused admit
tance to the marines ;he day war was
declared. The navy, infantry and air
service enlistments wre next refused.
He was a member of a.Minnapolis
hospital unit on day, but discharged
when mustred into federal service.
Anthony C. Ostronic.
Anthony C. Ostronic. 1415 South
Twelfth street, employed in the com
posing room, will leave with the Om
aha contingent for Camo ' Dodee
Monday. He is a native son, having
ben born and raised in Omaha. He
was employed as an artist, after which
reader and in the ad room.
Ostronic has been orominentlv con
nected with amateur sports in Omaha
until the past year and a half when
A.a,.Ky.s...,.ia-..vln mnrrtmnrffisr iiniirmMiurr
dnuxtf C, Zaps on
siderable attentioi. bv his bowling
in the Huntington league.
Ostronic plans on returning to Om
aha at the conclusion of the war and
will uyloubtedly enter into business
for himself. He has attracted a large
circle of asquaintances and friends
during his business career in Omaha
Leonard Weber, manager of The
Bee ensrravins denartnient. will ac
company the Omaha draft contingent
to Lamp Dodge. He has been con
nected with the art depa-tment for
the last two years. For one year he
was employed as an artist after which
he became city solicitor. He was
promoted to manager of the depart
ment when "Bob" Heath responded
to the call of his country to fight
Stanley Smith. 1521 Yates street.
for the past nine years employed in
the pressroom of The Bee will become
a member of the National army at
camp uodge. ne will leave with
the Omaha contingent Monday. Smith
learned his trade in the Bee office and
became one of the most efficient
workmen in the press room.
His wife will remain in Omaha
while he visits in Berlin. He has
had his application for entrance to
the rort Omaha balloon school in
for some time and may be trans
ferred back to Omaha.
Cecil Lehr, a linotype operator
working m the composing room of the
uee. leaves Monday with an Omaha
contingent to become a Jackie in
Uncle Sam's navy. He will train at
the Great Lakes Naval station. The
sinking of American ships decided
Lehr in his determination to enlist
and Mrs. Lehr and their little daugh
ter, 5 years . of age, are extremely
proud of "daddy" that he is going
after the German subs.
Lehr has been prominent in ama
teur base ball aircles in Omaha for th ;
past 12 years. At the present time
he is a member of the Holmes White
Sox in the Greater Omaha league.
A. D. Hurley.
A. D. Hurley has but recently be
come a member of ihe Bee family
coming from Kansas City. He has
been called by his draft board in
Missouri and left Saturday to don a
suit of khaki. He has been employed
in the composing room as an ad
prcs of business forced him to retire.
He played base ball with the Mur
phy Did Its his last season in the
national pastime. Ie attractive con-
Picking Up Own Hat is
Crime in German City
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
German courts-martial evidently
administer the law with a stern hand
in the attempt to prevent the spread
in Germany of bolshevik doctrines.
Their application of the law was de
nounced in the Keichstag by the so
cialist, Dr. Cohn, as a disgrace to
German justice, according to the
Citing instances to show how se
vere these sentences had been, Dr.
Cohn said that a woman who stooped
to pick up her hat which had fallen on
the ground near a trolley car f was
sentenced to serve one and jne-half
years' in a penitentiary on a charge
of attempting to endanger transport
Dr. Cohn said he could enumerate
dozens of similar cases.
Large Area Under Cultivation,
With Indications of Yields
That Will Break Some
War Has Changed Loi.don's
Dinner Hour; Comes Early
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
London, June 20. The war ha9
changed London's dinner hour, buf
the alteration came about so gradual
ly that few people realize it. lust
before hostilities began in 1914 the
fashionable dinner hour in Lom'on
was 8:45 o'clock. Now it is 7:30
o'clock or thereabouts. The hour for
afternoon tea, however, continues to
be from 1 to 5 o'clock, as it was in
Petrol Prices Are Driving
Cabs Off London Streets
; Correspondence of The Associated Press. ..
: London, July 20. Since the begin
ning' of May when increased prices
for petrol came, into effect, taxicabs
have been gradually withdrawn from
the streets of London. Operating
companies say it is impossible now
to run cabs at a profit.
Next Wednesday, July 24th
Will be placed on sale at three sensationally
low prices All our finest garments made up
especially for-this exclusive new store
All Our Exclusive Tailored Suits Sold up to $75.00
All Our Beautiful Presses Sold up to
All Our Fine Coats Sold up to - -
Our entire stock to go into this sale at three prices:
"Thu Rosebud country looks like a
land of promise this spring." said E.
Ei VanVlissingen, St. Francis, S. D.
More land has been broken on the
benches this year than ever before.
Even the Indians have in quite an
acreage of small grain and some corn
Everything is looking fine and there
is a good prospect of record break
ing yields. The only thing we fear
is the unreasonably hot weather forc
ing the spring wheat too fast and
making most of the growth go to
"There has been considerable heir
ship land purchased from the In
dians by practical farmers, many of
them former renters from eastern Ne
braska. They are making good im
provements and the careful farming
they are doing will develop the coun
try as nothing else has done.
"In the past most of the land was
purchased by speculators, who let H
lay idle, hoping for some one else
to come along and increase values by
development. The farming that is
now being done will demonstrate the
immense agricultural possibilities Of
"Grass is fine and Immense herds
of southern cattle were shipped in
this spring. This was due to the
high prices for grazing in the 'flint
hill' section of Kansas and the Osage
country in Oklah oma. Our grass is
fully as good, if not more nutritious
Cattle that came in skin poor are now
taking on weight and the grass cattle
that will come from there a few
months hence, will help to relieve
the beef shortage. v
"Indian herds have greatly in
creased. War prices and motives of
patriotism impelled many Indians
who heretofore have been herdsmen
pure and simple, to become husband
men. The country will be permanent
ly benefited by this condition."
to the ambulai.ces which take them
to the various London and suburban
hospitals. Speed and skill are the
essentials of the work of these men,
and they have become experts through
long training, assiduous practice and
a thorough knowledge of first-aid
principals. Many of the cases brought
to London are what is known as
"special" and have to be handled with
skill and care owing to the nature
of their injuries. In spite of this,
trains containing several hundred cot
cases are unloaded in a half hour or
The London Transport Column was
organized in August, 1917, by volun
teers from the staffs of the nip Lon
don insurance companies. The Col
umn numbers about 1,000 men, a l of
them business men in good positions
who volunteered to give two days
a week to the work, and to hold
themselves in reserve for a third
day each week. Their work takes
them from one railway station to
another, and they are often on con
tinuous duty for 12 to 14 hours.
Air raid., make no difference. Many
a train has been unloaded during a
heavy barrage. During a recent air
raid on London, several trains ol
wounded were stopped at a siding in
the suburbs. and unloaded in com
plete darkness, the wounSed being
carried safely in a tunnel nearby,
where they remained until it was
safe to send the ambulances out fot
The Transport men have Seen on
special duty in every Zeppelin and au
plane raid on London, Every mem
ber of the corps is subject to call in
an emergency of this kind.
Whole Gooseberry Crop
is to Become Army Jam
An order has been issued that the
whole gooseberry crop in England
and Wales shall be used for army
" i ' ' ui ,1 1 1 i ii ii ssBKmamsasamm 'I mi 1 1 esagsgigass. in I i I i I I ..ii i in ii i i
Transport Column of
Red Cross is Expert in
Handling of Wounded
Correspondence of Associated Press.
. London, June 20. Shortly before
the arrival' of a train of wounded at
any London railway station, morninp,
afternoon or night, a small gr up
of men in navy blue uniform may be
seen passing through the gates onto
the platform. They are members
of the "London Transport Column"
of the Red Cross, and they have un
loaded every train of wounded that
has reached London since the, war
betran. " '
Their duties consist of the trans
fer of the wounded men from the
trains to the stretchers and rhenca
Lower Than Ever During Our House
A General Clean-Up from' Cellar, to Garret. New Sam
ple Pianos, Player Pianos, Grand Pianos. Used Pianos
taken in trade and Pianos returned from rent must be
One More Week of Underselling
We must make room for several cars of Pianos and Grafonolas
or pay demurrage and storage. Hence this wonderful cut in prices
and most liberal terms.
Buy to Save
Buy for Investment
Dd It Now ,
Some of these Pianos are
being delivered in your
neighborhood. Ask your
friends how well they are
pleased. If you have already
taken advantage of the won
derful values we are offer
ing. Tell Your Neighbors
and Friends; they will most - "
certainly appreciate it
Your wornout excuse for not buying a piano has been antici
pated and provided for. We can meet your price and terms. '
Here are real Piano and Player Piano bargains that we can
offer to discriminating buyers without an apology. They are instru
ments that you would be proud to own.
$5 to $10 Per Month Pays for Your Piano.
New and Used Piano Bargains
$400 Practice Piano $ 25
$250 Kohler Upright $ 85
$275 Chase Upright $ 90
$300 Arion Upright $100
$325 Vose & Son Upright. .$125
$300 Cable-Nelson Upr....$135
$350 Price & Teeple Upr.. .$178
$350 Schmoller & Mueller. $185
$450 Steger & Sons' Upr. .$228
$350 Hartford Upright... .$280
$600 Steinway Upright.... $290
$1,000 Steinway Grand... $375
New and Used Player Bargains
$400 Capen, only .$195 I $500 Schmoller & Mueller $328
$450 Ebersole, only. .... .$290 $550 Hartford, only $398 ;
Remtmbar, we mrm exclusive representatives for the celebrated
Steinway, Weber, Emerton, Hantaan, Steger & Sons, McPha.il,
Schmoller A Mueller alio Aeolian Player Pianos.
SCHMOLLER & MUELLEn
Headquarters for everything In Mmle at Loweit Prices.
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BUY NOW-IT IS GOING FAST
68 CARS OF LUMBER AT
In four days we have sold twenty-five carloads of lumber, so it won't last long.
This is an unusual offer on straight, sound building material; while it must be
classed as second hand lumber it is really better than new, as it is thoroughly sea
soned in Nature's kiln. ?
It must go immediately, at the following prices:
FIRST GRADE LUMBER
2x3, 8 ft., 10 ft., 12 ft., only. $26 per thouin.d
2x3, 12 ft., 14 ft., 16 ft., only. 26 "
2x3, 18 ft., 20 ft., 22 ft., only 28 "
2x3, 24 ft., 26 ft., only 23
2x4, 8 ft., 10 ft., 12 ft., only. . 32
2x4, 14, 16. 18 & 29 ft., only 34
1x6, 10, 12, 14 & 16 ft., only 32
1x6, 18, 20, 22, 24, & 23 ft.,. 36
1x10, 12, 14, 16 ft., only.... 35
1x10, 18, 20, 22, 24 ft., only 36
1x12, 12, 14, 16 ft., only 37
1x12, 20, 22, 24, 26 ft., only. 38
2x6, 10, 12, 14, 16 ft, only
2x6. 7, 8, 9 ft, only . . . .
2x6, 18, 20 ft., only 36
2x6, 22, 24, 26 ft, only 36
2x8, 7 ft., only 38
2x8, 10. 12, 14, 16 ft, only.. 32
2x8, 18? 20 ft, only 34
2x8, 24. 23 ft, only 38
2x10, 20 ft, only 36
2x10, 14 and 16 ft, 38
2x12, 16, 18, 20 ft 36
2x12, 22, 24, 26 ft, only. ..f. 38
$32 per thousand
Second grade lumber on all the above sizes 5!2.00 per thousand less.
Hooverize Save money and time BUY NOW Lumber is scarce and grow
ing scarcer and higher in price.
CONTRACTORS Let's get
even on some of those low esti
mates. No one could anticipate
such decided advantage in ma
terial costs. Lay in a stock of
this lumber now. You're sure
to need it. Th scarcity and
big demand wiU bring still
higher prices. Prera'e now
mukeour future bids attractive.
Make those farm Improvements equally substantial at far less cost. Economize on the lumber
expense. Do the building now you had decided to put off another season. . ,
Here's a sure money-making investment. Cash in on it. Store the lumber for future use or
sell any time at a big profit. Write or telephone. .
Henry R. Gering Company
Salesman and Lumber Offices
20th St. Boulevard and Mo. Pac. Belt Line. Telephone' Douglas 1290
Now you can save. Reduce
heavy lumber costs studding
and other framing material.
Make your interior finish and
other features that much more
beautiful and convenient, just
like you wished for.
KINDLING .AND FIREWOOD
in abundance. Store enough
for your winter's use. Larger
cities have already been threat
ened with coal famines. Buy
this quality fuel at practically
your own price.
35c per hundred , '