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fHE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1919.
Discuss Proposed Legislation;
Question of Through Roads
Across State Meets
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 31. (Special.)
Representatives or organized agri
culture to the number of about 100
gathered in the offices of Governor
elect S. R. McKelvie today and dis
cussed legislation necessary to the
best needs of the state from an ag
ricultural standpoint. The morn
ing session was executive and con
sisted chiefly in the governor out
lining his policy regarding legisla
tion and the consolidation of depart
cents. In the afternoon the meeting was
public and general discussion was
had on subjects under the morning
program. The proposition of the re
organization of the state board of
agriculture caused the most inter
est, at least on the part of members
of the board who were present.
Speaker Jackson, who is a member
of the state board, asked the gov
ernor if he thought that he could,
fix up anything better than the sys
tem the board had had for 50 years
The governor replied by saying
that when he was back home the
nice litt'e school house where he
had attended school, and which had
been adequate to meet all demands
at that time, had now given place
to a modern building. He disliked
to see the old landmark go, but im
proved conditions demanded im
proved methods and he thought this
would apply to the present board
of agriculture. His plan would not
abolish the board, nor take from it
any of the functions as far as run
ning the state fair and other fairs
were concerned. The only change
that would take place would be to
take from it the agricultural activi
ties connected with the gathering of
statistics and the like.
Good Roads Question.
State Engineer George Johnson
then discussed the matter of good
roads, and this met with some op
position, the main contention being
that the farmers did not like to see
the roads built unless they took
care of the traffic from the towns to
the farms and back. They did not
want to see a system of through
roads which only looked after the
tourist proposition. Mr. Johnson
said that it was the intention to
make special effort to cover the
matter of heavy transportation from
the farms to the towns.
At I hi forenoon spsslon, Mr. McKelvie
rtis.usseit t hi" tentative nRTirulturat pro
kiuii) whli'h ha experts to recommend to
the legislature In his message.
The first purt of this dealt with the
i i v i I administrative rode and one depart
ment under thil code will be devoted ex
clusively to agriculture and kindred sub
jects. This department will have super
v ision of the duties that heretofore' have
fume under the administration "of the
Kood, Prug and Palry commission, tht
state Board of Agriculture (except the
state fair and other agricultural exposi
tions), the Livestock Sanitary board, the
Siallion Registration board, the Conserva
tion commission, and at least one new
fc'tioti will be devoted to farm markets
bliss in that
to be alive"
was written in the
new year of the
when the sleeping
giant of Europe be
gan to shake himself
free from the
shackles of ignor
ance and oppression
Can not we, in
America, say the
"Happy New Year"
with even deeper
joy, since we stand
today with "hands
across the sea" to
the giant of Europe,
now in the full noon
day of his awaken
ing. Together we shall
end the age-long
mistakes that have
stoodin the path of
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Honored by Clan Gordon on
Golden Wedding Day
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Mr. and Mrs. John Trench, 2922
Seward street, had particular reason
to be happy yesterday, which was
their golden wedding anniversary.
When they attended the annual
New Year's eve celebration of Clan
Gordon No. 63, Order of Scottish
Clans, they were surprised to re
ceive a generous gift of money,
handed to them on behalf of the
members of the clan. Mr. Trench
is chaplain of Clan Gordon. He
and Mrs. Trench have lived in Oma
ha 37 years. They were married in
Paisley. Scotland, December 31,
1868. Mr. Trench is a pensioned
employe of the Union Pacific shops.
and marketing. This plan of administra
te organization will eliminate many of
the evils that have heretofore resulted
from overlapping functions and divided
responsibility. It will leave all educational
and experimental work to the departments
of education, particularly the state uni
versity. Aurlcultural fairs and expositions,
and meetings inrident thereto, will be left
to the state and county agricultural so
cieties, and the subjects of control and
law enforcement will be collected and the
work co-ordinated within the State Ue
partment of Agriculture.
Mr. McKelvIe recommended that the
state join wilh the federal government in
the eradication and control of contagious
diseases in farm animals and that there
should be unrestricted sale of. antl-hog-cholera
serum and virus, and, if it became
necessary in order to bring this about,
that an adequate state plant should be
operated within the proposed Slate Depart
ment of Agriculture. Air. McKelvIe also
suggested legislation In the interests of
the sheep and wool growers.
Legislation is needed that will facilitate
and extend the work of the county family
farm bureau so that It may Include ex
tension work In agriculture and home
economics as carried out through the em
ployment of county agricultural agents,
home demonstration agents, boys' and
girls' club leaders, agricultural specialties
and all types of extension meetings car
ried on in the county.
There Is need for co-operative credit so
cieties so that the honest. industrious
farmer of small means can be given the
advantage of larger credit and lower
Want Rural High Schools.
rrovlslon should be made for the read
justment of boundaries of our school dis
tricts ao that our rural schools may be
consolidated, and rural high schools
should be established. Vocational training
and physical culture should be made
part of the course of Instruction.
Mr. McKelvIe called attention to the fact
that 60 per cent of the farms In Ne
braska are now operated by tenants and
that some legislation should be evolved
that will forestall the further develop
ment of such a menacing situation.
Kxperiences of the war period have in
dicated the necessity for rural highways
which are of prime value for marketing.
Nebraska Is pledged by the action of the
last legislature to co-operation with the
federal government in the raising of funds
and administration of construction and
maintenance of rural highways.
Tax On Motor Tars.
Mr. McKelvie recommended a tax upon
motordrlven vehicles in addition to the
property tax as a further aid to road
building. The road work is especially
timely now in order that employment may
be provided for the surplus labor that will
be produced by the demoblliiatlon of our
The following organliatlons were rep
resented at the meeting:
State Board of Agriculture.
Corn Improvers' association.
Association of State, County and Dis
Nebraska Conservation and Public wel
State Dairymen's association.
Nebraska Farmers' congress.
Nebraska Farmers' Co-operative and
Farmers' Co-operative Grain Dealers'
and Live Stock Shippers' association.
Nebraska State Urange.
State Horticultural society.
State Live Stock Improvers' association.
Aberdeen Angus Breeders' association.
Dairy Cattle Breeders' association.
Nebraska Horse Breeders' association.
, Nebraska Holsteln Breeders' association.
Nebraska Potato Growers' association.
Nebraska Poultry Breeders' association.
State Association f Farm Bureaus.
State Association of Rural School Pa
trons. Nebraska Sheep Breeders' and Wool
Nebraska Stock Feeders' association.
State Swine Breeders' association.
National Non-Partisan league.
Nebraska State Irrigation association.
Nebraska Jersey Cattle Breeders' asso
ciation. Nebraska Holsteln Frieslan club.
After discussion of several other
propositions, the question was asked
of Mr. Johnson what number of peo
ple of the state would be most
served by the county seat to county
seat road program as laid out by the
department. Mr. Johnson replied
that 63 perecent of the people of the
state lived along the lines of con
templated road building and that 75
per cent lived within four and one
half miles of the roads.
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Action of Governor Makes
Hit With Defense Council
Norfolk, Neb., Dec. 31. (Special
Telegram) Following the an
nouncement by Governor Xevillc
that he will abolish the council of
defense officers of the Madison
county council they declared that
they were glad that their trobues are
over. They declare that their work
had been about finished after the ar
mistice was signed. Some of these
officers feel that the organization
would be disbanded anyway by
Governor-elect McKelvie. Officials
iu charge of Liberty bond and other
campaigns, however, are not pleas
ed with the order, declaring that
their work in the future will be ex
tremely hard without assistance
from the defense council.
Scribner Man Sells Hog
for Record Price of $5,000
Fremont. Neb., Dec. 31. (Spe
cial.) John Bader, the well known
Scribner hog raiser, sold the Great
Orion Sensation, head of his herd,
to Ed Kern of Stanton for $5,000.
Sensation is considered one of the
best boars of any breed in the coun
try and won the junior champion
ship, at ihc Nebraska state fair last
fall.'. - ...
Pioneer Gage County Woman
Dies at Home in Rockford
Beatrice, Neb. Dec. 31. (Special)
Mrs. Susannah Lillie, a resident of
Gage count since 1864, died in her
home near Rockford yesterday,
aged 87 years. She is survived by
three sons and a daughter. Her
husband passed away years ago. She
owned a tine farm of 240 acres.
Hinsdale Todd, for the last two
years carrier of rural mail route No.
3 out of Beatrice, died yesterday of
influenza in his home, aged 24
years. Hhe was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Todd, and is survived by
his widow, who is seriously ill of the
Private Emil D. Schwartz, a mem
ber of old Company C of this city,
which left Beatrice on July 15, 1917,
was severely wounded in action in
France on October 25, according to
a report received here yesterday by
the War department. He is a son
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwartz of
West Beatrice, and has a brother,
'"Pud" Sehwartz.with the American
4roops in France.
Miss Minnie h. Nielsen, a nurse
in the Lutheran hospital here, died
Sunday of pneumonia, aged 33
years. She was a sister of Miss
Katherine Nielsen, the head nurse
af the Institution, and a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Nielsen of
Western. Neb., to which place the
remains were taken yesterday for
Brother of Omaha Attorney
Attacked by Pneumonia
Fremont, Neb., Dec. 31. (Spe
cial.) Will Rine, son of Mr, and
Mrs. P. S. Rine, graduate of the
State university and star second
baseman of the university base ball
team, is lying critically ill of pneu
monia following influenza at the
Rine farm home north of Fremont.
Mr. Rine is a brother of City At
torney John Rine of Omaha. His
parents, who are sojourning in Cal
ifornia, have been sent for.
Burlington Porter Fined
on Illegal Liquor Charge
Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 31. (Special)
William Hackley, a colored porter
on the Burlington road, was fined
$300 and costs yesterday by Judge
Woolsey of Wymore on three
counts, one for bringing liquor into
a dry state, the second with having
liquor in his possession and the
third with transporting liquor to be
delivered. The amount of the fine
and costs were $321.50, which
Hackley arranged to pay.
Auto Thieves Steal Car
While Owner Is in Church
Fremont, Neb., Dec. 31. (Spe
cial.) Two Ford touring cars were
stolen in Fremont over the week
end. Will Peters lost his car while
attending the theater and H. C.
Wheeler's machine was stolen while
he attended church.
NEW YEAR'S WILL
BE COLDEST DAY
Mercury Goes to Ten Be
low at Several Points in
State; No Sign of a
The new year will be ushered in
with snow and the coldest weather
of the winter, according to the pre
diction of Colonel Welsh, in charge
of the Omaha weather bureau.
At 9 o'clock Tuesday morning the
thermometer registered 5 degrees
above zero. The coldest weather
repoited from any place in Nebraska
was 10 decrees below zero at Alli
ance and Sidney. Valentine report
ed 8 degrees below and Sioux City,
la., lcported zero weather, 5 de
grees colder than Omaha.
The coldest temperature reported
to the Omaha station was from
North Dakota, where the mercury
sank to 30 degrees below zero.
New Year's day will be snowy
with a bitter, cold, penetrating wind.
Officials say that the weather will be
bad but they do not expect a bliz
zard. While the weather all through the
Missouri valley and west to the
mountains is cold, there is nothing
approaching a blizzard. This is the
report coming to the railroads.
Monday and Monday night there
was some snow, but generally not
enough to interfere with traffic, as
the snow was in the air and not on
the ground. Out in the state there
are snow flurries Tuesday, but as a
rule the weather is clear, with high
no. thwest winds.
Winner, just over the Nebraska
line and in South Dakota, reported
a temperature of 16 degrees below,
and up in the Black Hills country
the range was from zero to 18 be
low. Sheridan, Wyo., reported 16
Omaha Boys in France
Send Greeting to the
Chamber of Commerce
The Omaha Chamber of Com
merce received a postal card Tues
day morning that will be very in
teresting reading to the friends at d
relatives of the boys of the old
Fourth Nebraska regiment.
The postal is from Bordeaux,
France, and is addressed to the
"Omaha Commercial club." On the
front of the postal is written "From
the Omaha boys of the 127th F. A.,
formerly old Fourth Nebraska."
The message side of the postal is
Bordeaux, France, Dec. 6, 1918. j
Dear Mr. Commercial Club: Just 1
a few lines to let you know chit
the 127th F. A. are figuring on be
ing home before many days. Thrre
are about 800 Omaha men in this
regiment, so look for a big time
when we arrive.
"THE OMAHA BOYS."
EXPRESS GO. TO
Must Put New Intrastate
Rates into Effect or
Show Cause by
Lincoln, Dec. 31. The Nebraska
supreme court today issued an alter
native writ of mandamus directing
the American Railway Express com
pany to put into effect a schedule of
intrastate express rates as promul
gated by the Nebraska State Kail
way commission or to show cause
by January 10 why the commission's
rates should not become effective.
The supreme court's action was
taken on an application filed today
by the railway commission for a
writ of mandamus to compel the ex
press concern to adopt the commis
sion's schedule of charges instead
of charging rates ordered effectve
tomorrow by the federal railroad ad
ministration. The commission,
whose rates are lower than the fed
eral charges, questions the railroad
administration's right to control in
trastate express business.
Checker Expert Dies.
Manchester, N. H., Dec. 31.
Lyman N. Stearns, known as an
authority on the game of checkers
died here today.
Thayer County Fair Holds
Annual Meeting in Deshler
Deshler, Neb., Dec. 31. (Special)
At the annual meeting of the
Thayer County Agricultural society
Monday, Paul Grupe, John Albrecht
and Richard Roiienbnrg were elect
ed directors for three years. The
following officials were re-elecied
unanimously: Albert Caughey,
president; John Rotlenburg, vice
president and superintendent of
grounds and buildings; K. J. Mitch
ell, secretary; Richard Kodenbu',
treasurer: John Albrecht, chief i
police. A sheep department w.is
added with George Weimers, super
intendent. The fair will be held the
week before the state fair.
Start Suit to Collect
on Soldier's Insurance
Fremont. Neb., Dec. 31. (.Spe
cial.) Suit to collect $.'.500 on an
insurance policy held by Priv. Kd
ward Pniss of Snyder, who died at
Camp Dodge Inst fall, lias been
started iu district court by Robert
Frahm, administrator of the young
man's estate. The defendants are
the Bankers Reserve Life Insurance
company of Omaha.
Firemen's Convention to
Be Held in Fremont Jan. 21
Fremont, Nib., Dec. 31. (Spe
cial.) Rrennrts sent nut 1,1 llir r(-
! led that the annual coiurutioii oi
j the Nebraska State Fii men's asso
ciation. , scneduleil tor rrcuiont Jan
uary 21, 22 ami 2X had been called
off owing to the influenza epidemic,
are erroneous. Plans for the con
vention are lcitin i .ade by the com
mittee of the Fremont lire depart
ment and Commercial club. No
ollicial announcement from the pres
ident, J. W. Guthrie of Alliaiue,
calling of the convention has been
Employe of Nebraska
Power Company Hurt
by Electric Current
Ray Born, 2768 South Thirteenth
street, an employe of the Nebraska
Power company, was badly burned
by a power wire at the substation at
Thirtieth and Larimore streets at
1 o'clock Tuesday. He was work
ing among some wires and at the
direction of another man pulled a
switch which caused a heavy cur
rent of electricity to pass through
his body. The shock also caused
an explosion which created consid
erable disturbance i.i the neighbor
hood. Born, who was made uncon
scious by the shock, was taken to
the Swedish Memorial hospital on
Twenty-fourth street, where it was
found that his arm had been seri
Gage County Line Stock
Men Want New Legislation
Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 31. (Special)
Provisions of a bill which has
been drafted by the legislative com
mittee of the Gage County Live
Stock association to be placed be
fore the legislature, urge a state ap
propriation to aid the federal gov
ernment's fight on tuberculosis in
stock; revision of the fence law and
a dog law to protect the growing
sheep industry, and a liberal appro
priation for the equipment and main
tenance of the state serum plant.
Another "provision relates to the sale
of stock remedies. The bill yas
prepared by Frank C. Crocker, pres
ident of the county asociation.
County Agent Rist, Frank Putnam.
Frank Thornburg and A. D. Graf.
THE KAISER SAID
"Hand In hand, with God's help, w
shall gain victory In the coming
year," one year ago today, January 1,
1918. . - '
Find the Crown Prince.
Left side down nose at left arm.
Cor 8i verv
f Blue Serge Suits to Order I
at Reduced Prices
For a short time I will make to your
measure a high grade, all wool, guaran
teed, fast-color blue serge suit, bought to
sell at $60, while they last, $50. This suit,
skillfully tailored from all-wool fabric
and quality trimmings, will hold its shape
and outwear two or three ready-made
suits that contain cotton and poor trim
mings. See the other big bargains I have to
show you in all pure wool fabrics at $40
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Where Will You
Invest Your Jan
in dividends will be
paid to Nebraska in
vestors in January
from various sources.
You are respectfully
requested to consider
investing a part of
your surplus money
in Home Builders'
Guaranteed 6 Mort
gage Secured Shares.
Home Builders is not like
any other apparently similar
Company doing business in
Nebraska. It does not
finance hotels or other
buildings in country towns.
Home Builders solicits your
business on its merits, and
long record of honorable
May Be Gone Tomorrow
You Now Can Secure
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Earning a guaranteed 6 Divi
dend, free from tax in Nebraska, ex
empt from federal normal income
In case general interest rates de
cline, as predicted by financial jour
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Builders" Shares will be offered at a
lower dividend rate.
A DEFINITE FIXED INCOME
Those who invest in these 6
shares will receive a fixed, definite
semi-annual dividend, notwithstand
ing another issue may be offered
later at a lower rate of interest. The
dividend rate guaranteed on Home
Builders' Shares at the time of issue
cannot be changed thereafter.
FOR NEARLY TWENTY YEARS
Home Builders' Managers have
been handling mortgages on new
buildings for nearly twenty years
without the loss of one dollar of prin
cipal or interest. Home Builders'
has never had a dissatisfied investor
among the three thousand who have
invested in Home Builders' shares.
HOME BUILDERS' LITERATURE
will be mailed to prospective invest
ors upon request. Orders received
by mail for $1 shares up to $5,000,
the maximum issued to any one
American Security Company,
Fiscal Agents, Omaha, Neb.
G. A. Rohrbough, President.
C. C. Shimer, Secretary.
We Pay Your
Home Builders pays
all Nebraska taxes
and the Normal Fed
eral Income Tax on
Home Builders' 6
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to a 7 investment
where you pay these
Converted Into Cash
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verted into cash by
resale through the
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agents) any time after
over a half million
dollars are now under
ing a $100,000.00
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