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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1919.
Wholesalers Report Steady
Growth During ' Year
Increase in Receipts and Ship
ments Greatly in Excess of
Those of Any Former
It was a record breaking year for
ihe Omaha grain market.
The total receipts for the year
were 91,707,900 bushels, an increase
of 25,245,800 over the previous year.
The total shipments were 75,049,500
bushels, an increase of 18,507,700
bushels. The difference, 16H58.400
Dusneis, between the receipts of this
vear and the shipments represents
the quantity of grain now in storafje
in Omaha terminal elevators and
sold locally to millers, live stock
feeders and others.
Omaha is entering upon its six
teenth year as a grain market. With
in the comparatively short time that
the Omaha Grain Exchange has been
in existence it has placed Omaha on
the map a,s the first of the primary
grain market of the United States.
First as a primary market, it is
third in all other respects, being out
Kinked in receipts and shipments by
only Chicago and Kansas City. It
is pulling up on Kansas City for
second place and it is confidently
expected that it will land in this po
sition before the end of the present
Big Gain for Year.
v The comparative figures on Oma
ha grain receipts and shipments dur
ing 1917 and 1918 in bushels are:
ley, the total aggregated $122,077,
690. Money Receipts Big.
The figures on which the prices
are computed are probably con
siderably too low, for during most
of the year a greater proportion of
the wheat sold above $2 a bushel.
Then, too, for a long time during
the early summer most of the corn
sold much higher than $1.40 a bush
el. What was true of wheat and
corn, during the spring and early
summer, applied equally as well to
sales of oats, barley and rye. How
ever, going on the basis of the prices
heretofore, the following shows the
millions paid out here to be distrib
uted back among the farmers of
Omaha trade territory:
Jobbing in Omaha Grows
In Spite of Year of War
Restrictions Fail to Keep
Down Increase, Which is
Ten Per Cent Over.
' '; for 1917.
Wheat ;-. ...... . ... .13,714,000
Oata .,. .20,280,600
.". .66,426.100 91,707,900
Corn 2S, 764, 000
Total 57,631,800 75,049,500
The money paid out by members
' af tht Omaha Grain exchange for
the five principal kinds of grain,
wheat, oats, corn, rye and barley,
coming to this market is something
enormous. On the basis of $2 a
jushel for wheat, $1.40 for corn, 70
cents for oats, $1.50 for rye and a
'ittle bette than $1 a bushel for bar-
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'Follow tht Beaton Path," 15th and
F amain Sta, Omaha.
Since the establishment of the
Omaha grain market 16 years ago
there has been a steady growth
each year in the receipts due to the
fact that there has been a continual
and steady reaching out into new
territory. However, the growth has
been most marked in the last, ten
years. The comparative figures for
each year of the last ten, showing
the carload lots of the different
kinds of grain coming to the Oma
ha market, supply the evidence.
Year. Wheat. Corn. Oats. Rye. Barley
Rich Territory to Draw On.
The growth of the Omaha market
is something that has astonished its
most enthusiastic supporters. With
the excellent railroad facilities ex
tending out to the numerous grain
producing states west of the Missis
sippi river the market is able to
reach out and draw trade (from a
much greater distance than most of
Another factor that tends to make
Omaha one of the greatest grain
markets in the country is its nn
mense elevator facilities for the
storage of grain. At the Omaha
grain terminals there are 20 elevat
ors with a storage capacity of 10,-
600,000 bushels. ,
And while Omaha has grown to
be the grain market of the central
west, it has made rapid strides in the
way of becoming a muling center,
Here there are three flouring mills
and practically the year around they
are run night and day. they and
their daily capacity are;
Omaha Roller mills, 2,000 barrels
Maney mills. 1,500 barrels a day,
Updike mills, 1,000 barrels a day.
Miller Cereal mills, 1,800 barrels
For Home Consumption.
In addition to these there are ;
number of small mills doing a mer
chant business. Then there are the
two alfalfa meal mills, the Omaha
and the M. C. Peters company, each
with a capacity of 1,000 tons daily
and each Using large quantities of
grain in the manufacture of their
products. - . , .
It is of interest to note the fact
that during the last year Omaha has
had. much o do with , feeding the
American, boys on ' the European
war front and also the soldiers and
civilians of the countries that were
at war with Germany. Omaha was
looked upon as a great grain storage
house of the central section of the
United States and to this city came
buyers from eastern, southern and
northern mills to take the raw prod
uct. Not only did they come, but
also there came the agents of the
governments of England, France,
Belgium and Italy. They bought
the grain in storage and ordered it
sent abroad, there to be milled and
the products distributed.
As to the future of the Omaha
grain market, members of the Oma
ha exchange are sanguine that it will
be but a few years until it will stand
at the head of the list. Ihey point
to the fact that with the millions
of acres of rich wheat land now un
cultivated and in a virgin state, all
lying within Omaha trade territory,
more elevators will be erected and
more mills will be put in operation,
thus making this not only the lead
ing grain, but the leading milling
center of the country.
In spite of the fact that many
lines of merchandise were hard to
obtain, and many others affected by
war restrictions, merchandise sold
through Omaha jobbing houses dur
ing 1918 amounted to $260,836,940,
or an increase of about 10 per cent
over the year of 1917.
The jobbing business for the vear
in the particualr line was as fol
lows: Automobile Urea & accessoriea.l 16,794.918
Automobiles and trucks 37,103,277
Adding; machlnea, etc 64S.V40
Advertising novelties 180,000
Agricultural Implements 19.0ttl.V8S
Asbestos and magnesia prod'ts 490,000
Art goods ISO. 000
llakcrs' supplies 2lil,000
Barbers' supplies 51,000
Belting and supplies 20,000
Billiard, bowling and pool sup
Blue prints 6.700
Boots and shoes 3,125,000
Brick and tile 10l,5(i0
Building material 1,759,055
Butchers' supplies 99,000
Carpets, ruga and draperies,... 800,000
Candy and confectionery 785,000
Cement and lime 114.107
Cereals 400, uoo
China and crockery ' 600,000
Cigars and tobacco 2,457,500
Clothing and furnishings 210,000
Coal and coke 13,514,999
Coffee, tea an dsplces 1,153,833
Cordaga and twine 806,00(1
Crackers and rookies 300,000
Creamery machinery and sup
Corks and seals i 200,000
Dairy produces 200.532
Dental supplies 635.141
Drugs and sundries 2,652,428
Dry goods and notions....... 15.103,000
Engines, gas and oil 1,301,500
Electrical supplies 5,407.690
Feed and Hay 1,659,432
Fire department equipment... 39,328
Flour, other than wholesale
Fruits and vegetablea 12.237.817
Hardware, light 6,450,000
Fur, hides and pelta 654,000
Furnace supplies 363.462
Qrocers' specialties 60,000
Harness and saddles 450,000
Hardware, hevy, and imple
ment supplies 2,250,000
Hardware, light 6.450,000
Hats, raps and (loves 575,000
Hospital auppliea 16,000
Hotel aupplies 118,000
Junk and paper stock 1,861,000
Laundry supplies 286,517
Leather supplies and novelties.. 460,000
Lithographing and printing.. 35,000
Machinery aupplies 780,000
Magazines, booka and news.. 822,500
Millwork. sash and doors 800.200
Mill & Eelvator Supplies 125,000
Motor Cycles & Bicycles 33,000
Office Supplies & Equipment 512,589
Oils Oil Burning Devices 23.0S0.00n
Optical Goods 8,349
Oysters, Fish Celery 758.306
Paints & OIhss 4,323,750
Paper & Stationery 6,257,000
Photo Supplies 225.000
Picture Frames & Moldings .. 70,000
Pipe Organa 65,000
Pipes (Smoking) 75,000
Plumbing & Heating Supplies 6,460,000
P0ultry, Butter & Eggs 6,132,018
Printers Supplies & Equip. 180,000
Pumps & Windmills 1,257,000
Rubber Footwear & Clothing 2,000.000
Road Machinery ' 76,0000
Roofing Materials 64,000
School Supplies 380,000
Sheet Metal Products, Tanks,
Stoves and Ranges 120,00s
Surgical Supplle 200,000
Talking Machines & Records 1,450,000
Undertakers' Supplies 165,000
Wallpaper & Supplies 395,000
Weather Stripping .&00
White Lead & Alloys 165,000
Total, 1918 1260,836,940
Ttal, 1917, 236,137,067
Total, 1916 183,759,493
Total, 1916 177.261,670
Total, 1914 169,990,467
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Births and Deaths Both
Increase During Last Year
Deaths in Omaha during 1918 in
creased more than 40 per cent over
the deaths in 1917. There were
3,540 deaths in 1918, compared with
only 2,535 in 1917, according to the
city health commissioner's report.
This increase of 1,005 deaths was
due to the Spanish influenza. Until
October, when the epidemic , broke
out here, the deaths each month
were less, in nearly every instance,
in 1918 than in the corresponding
month in 1917. In the last three
months they increased as follows:
October 185 633
November 155 401
December 242 560
The number of births in Omaha
in 1918 was 4,003, and in 1917 the
number of births was 3,728.
3t t 11 CALIFORNIA f
l&fjUsLi'l LOGICAL fc
BSS Rooms, each with private bath.
Every desired luxury. Situated in the
heatt of the city, convenient to all
places of interest. Cart to beaches.
m mm ).na mtaaWttia anil nnSM
J groves but few steps from lobby. Ab-
-i solutely Fireproof. Both American ana
3 European Plana. Tariff from Sl.ftO per
4 day upwards. Look for Clark But at
' uepot. r . m. Liunnuce, lessee.
More Warehouses and
Churches Were Built
Than During Year 1917
Building operations in Omaha
during 1918 showed the effect of the,
war. In spite of this handicap, how
ever, there was more than half as
much building in 1918 as in 1917.
Totals were: 1917, $7,737,047; 1918,
Two items showed larger in 1918
than 1917. These are warehouses
and factories, which amounted to
$1,755,000 in 1917 and to $1,895,700
in 1918, and churches, which were
constructed to a value of $121,500
in 1917 and to a value of $193,800 in
Total figures for 1918 are a3 fol-lows;
Stores and office buildings., 28
Warehouses and factories.. 63
Apartments and hotels 4
Hospitals '. S
Theaters and clubs 1
Additions and repairs 272
Omaha Starts Work on
. Million and Half of
The following structures, each
costing $50,000 or more were built
in Omaha during the year 1918:
Union Pacific Ft. R. Co., brick ma
chine shop f40,000
Drake Realty Construction Co.,
Apartments t 10, Drake court .70,000
Mercantile Storage So. 701-11 So.
11th St., fireproof warehouse 164,000
B, H. Post. 6202-11 Maple St., brick
garage 4 store building 60,000
Faxton Estate. 2561-6 Farnam St.
' Fireproof auto tales bldg. ...... 120,000
Omaha & !. B. St.,-Ry Co., .568-
; 2617 Cuming St., brick car barn 76,000
Neb. Buick Auto Co, 1901 Howard
. St., Fireproof garage and sales
Holy Angels Parish, 2720 Fowler
Ave., brick church 60,000
Central Congregational church,3546
Harney St.. brick church 65,000
Cudahy Packing Co., 33rd & Q Sta.,
Fireproof cold storage bldg... 100.0000
Sprague Tire A Rubber Co., 916-24
No. 18th St., factory 135,000
Skinner Packing Co.. Fireproof
packing house, power plant, of
fice and garage 600,000
Jerpe Commission Co., 1002-12 Dav
enport St. warehouse bldg 60,000
Annual Report of Douglas
County Attorney for 1918
The annual report of the county
attorney shows many convictions
during the year:
Convictions First and second de
gree murder and manslaughter, 3;
breaking and entering, Ji; grand
larceny, 24; robbery, 5; forgery, 10;
felonious assault, 6; concealed
weapons, 2; larceny from the per
son, 2; insufficient funds. 5; statu
tory rape, 3; wife and child aban
donment, 2; aiding and abetting, 7;
miscellaneous, 6; rape, 1; embezzle
ment. 1: total. 113.
Acquittals First degree murder
1; breaking and entering, l; robbery,
1; felonious assault, 2; larceny from
the person, 1; miscellaneous, 1;
rape, 2; total, 9.
Free Employment Bureau
Does Big Business in 1918
The co-operative free employment
office in the court house reports tnat
during 1918 employment was furn
ished for 7,889 men and 4,975 women,
a total of 12,864.
The office recorded 15,610 appli
cants during the yean This work
was accomplished with an annual
payroll of $12,000. :
County Clerk Records
fc,337 Mortgages In 1918
County Clerk Frank Dewey re
ports that during 1918 his office re
corded 8,337 chattel mortgages, re
presenting a total indebtedness of
$10,866,374. During the year there
were 3,902' releases," representing a
money consideration of $2,659,868.
Public Utilities Are
Held Back for Year
by Material Shortage
Scarcity of material, labor, as well
as restrictions in financing due to
war restrictions, made 1918 a year
of comparatively limited expansion
on the part of the public service
corporations of the city. ,
Despite these conditions some
notable improvements were made
in order to provide absolutely nec
essary facilities for the increasing
growth of the city. '
The Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway company appropri
ated $150,000 for the new Cuming
street car barn, which is nearing
The Omaha Gas company com
pleted a number of extensions and
also installed a pump, witn a ca
pacity of 300,000 cubic feet per hour,
to force gas to the outlying suburbs
of Omaha, the whole program of
improvement representing an in
vestment of $75,000.
The Nebraska Power company
completed during the year the im
provements started two years ago,
which included the doubling of the
capacity of the power house, the in
stallation of a new 15,000 kilowatt
steam turbine engine, with full
equipment of boilers, switchboard,
etc. Short line extensions were al
so made to various parts of the city
and an addition to the South Side
transformer station. The whole
project of improvement amounted
to $2,000,000, of which $500,000 was
spent last year.
Jurors Served Over Eleven
Thousand Days During 1918
Record of cases docketed in the
district court during the year 1918:
Civil cases 2,365
Criminal cases 543
Juvenile cases 410
I Petit Jury Service.
Total number days' attendance,
Total number miles travel allowed
Total costs of petit Jury 33,307
Total amount paid to grand jurors
during year 1,333
Total number of civil juries im
panneled 204, resulting as follows:
For Plaintiff (Civil).
Verdicts for plaintiff 14 $179,506
Instructed for plaintiff 6 8,043
Jury discharged, finding for
, plaintiff 11 7,321
Totals 110 $194,870
For Defendant (Civil).
, . Cases. Amn't
Verdicts for 'defendant.. 81 $ 96
Instructed for defendant 19 1,810
Jury discharged, finding for de
fendant ........ 4
Total 64 $1,307
Ochsenbein Goes to Coast
to Enter Creamery Business
E. C. Ochsenbein, . well-known
fufniture salesman here, will leave
Omaha this week for Oakland, Cal.,
where he and his brother, Roy Och
senbein. will start a creamery es
tablishment. The brother is at the
head of a big creamery business in
San Francisco and the concern at
Oakland, which will be in charge ot
the Omaha man, will be a branch
of the San Francisco company. .
Mr. Ochsenbein has lived in
Omaha all his life and has sold fur
niture in local stores for the last
20 years. For the last year he has
been employed by Orchard-Wilhelm
The Opening of the
215 S. 14th St.
Wed. Night, Jan. 1, 1919
Special Speaker, Good
Public Invited and Wei-
Regardless of War, Overland
Road Is Kept Up to High
est Point of Traffic
While a good many of the rail
roads of the country were running
pretty close to shore in the matter
of expending money last year, the
Union Facific, with the authority
of the Railroad War board expend
ed $10,461,000 on new' work and
Included in the new work along
the line of the Union Pacific was
the renewal of 75.78 miles steel on
main line tracks. In Wyom'ng the
second track was extended 142 miles.
An interlocking plant was installed
at Hastings. Four 150-ton track
scales were put in.
In the way of new passenger sta
tions, commodious buildings were
erected in Grand Island and North
Platte, Neb., with still others in
Kansas and Wyoming. New coal
ing stations were erected in Grand
Island, Laramie agd Kansas City.
New shop buildings were completed
in Omaha, Grand Island and Hast
ings, Neb., Evanston, Wyo. and
Marysville, Kan. The erection of
roundhouses, machine shops and
other buildings was commenced in
Council Bluffs, Sidney, Cheyenne,
oreen Kiver ana Junction Uty,
work to be completed this year.
Buys New Engines.
Durini? last vear the Union Pacific
acquired 50 new engines on its own
account ana U through the United
States railroad administration. Dur
ing the same period it purchased
and put into use 3,975 box, stock and
flat cars, besides getting 1,000 from
the railroad administration.
During the year the company had
an average of 936 locomotives in
Train mileage and the number of
passengers handled during the year
is something almost- hevnnA the
comprehension of the layman. The
ngures snow tnat the passenger
tra:ns on the road traveler! QR87-
025 train miles as against 11,424,230
aunng the previous year. During
1918 the oassencers rarriprl tntatlpH
4,730,276, as against 5,330,634 in 1917.
rigurmg it aown still closer, the
mileage ridden during 1918 by all
the people travelling on the marl
was equal to carrying 736,563,374
passengers one mile.
Hauled Many Soldiers.
The transportation of soldiers
was an important item. During
1917 the comoanv nnerativl 17?
troop trams, carrying 127,608 men.
In 1918, the troop trains aggregated
872. thev handling 3M f,7i
Commercial freight handled during
the year aggregated 16,670,000 tons.
Of this 1.000 carloads originated at
and 13,000 carloads terminated at
The number of freight cars on
the company lines during 1918 aver
aged 21,900 and passenger cars, 600
per day. Engines hauling freight
averaged 115 and those hauling pas
senger trains, 165 miles a day. Mile
age made by freight cars averaged
65.3 and passenger, 300 a day.
Improvements and betterments,
not including maintenance, cost the
Burlington $2,297,000 on the lines
west of the Missouri river. During
the year the rail replacements ag
gregated $543,000. Second track
was laid from Crawford to Rutland,
Sheridan to Dietz and Ashland to
Greenwood. During the year, at
Phillips, near Grand Island, a
change was made in the line at a
cost of $171,300. At this point a
bridge was built over the Platte
river at a cost of $99,700.
Other improvements made by the
Burlington during the year included
new terminals at Bridgeport, cost
ing $62,800; reservoir and pipe line
at Edgmont, $175,000; water sta
tions, tanks, pipe lines, $92,000; bal
lasting, $60,000; automatic signals,
$31,000; new sidings, $325,000; com
pany buildings at Casper, Edgmont,
Lincoln, Havelock and Ravenna,
New work and building done by
the Other roads operating into
Omaha was unusually light. The
Great Western built an addition to
its Omaha freight house at a cost
of $50,000 and the Missouri Pacific,
at a cost of some 75,000, erected
a freight depot to replace the one
destroyed by fire a number of
months ago. The Northwestern
erected a depot at Parkerton at a
cost of $5,000, - laid a number of
passing tracks out on the line to
Wyoming and replaced about 12
miles of steel,
i During the year, the Missouri
Pacific, at a cost of $150,000, ele
vated and rebuilt a considerable
portion of its belt line. The eleva
tion starts at a point north of Cal
ifornia street and extends south to
about Leavenworth. Ornamental
viaducts of concrete and steel span
Farnam, Douglas and Dodge streets.
These viaducts carry the railroad
tracks, with the vehicle, street car
and pedestrian traffic on the street
NEW CAPITAL IS
DURING YEARM 8
Fifty-Five New Industries ES'
tablished Employing 1,231
Additional Men in Year
During the year of 1918, 55 new
industrial establishments were open
ed in Omaha, and eight instituting
to a larsre extent increase! thpir
capital and number of people employed.
In speaking of the industrial ad
vancement of Omaha rliirinc tli
past year, J. M. Gillan, chairman of
the industrial committee, sairt: "TIip
number of small institutions was not
as great as last year, because many
men with small canital were afraid
of the unsettled war conditions, and
again many men who had ready cash
invested a great Heal rf it in T IKprr
bonds. There were many concerns
mat were meritorious intending to
start business here that kept out for
just mose reasons. But the men
with a larger amount of capital were
not alarmed or worried over what
the war might bring forth, conse
quently while there were not so
many new firms opened for business
in Omaha during the past year, the
ones that did start were large, arid
the amount of capital invested and
the number of people employed is
far in excess of last year." t
The following are the figures on
the new industries established in
Omaha during 1918:
Auto Clesring House f
Adair-Lee Rubber Co....
Blackstone Garage No. 2.
Blank Enterprises, A. H..
Beals ss Schell Auto Re
pair Co ;..
Crown Tire & Rubber Co.
Crumbliss Van Doren Co..
Estess Laundry Tablet Co.
Exlde Battery Service....
Federal Envelope Mfg. Co.
Qoodwear Tire & Rubber
Hay ward Motor Co
Huffman W. L Truck
tHIgglns Parking Co....
Industrial Chemical Sup
Keystone Motor Corp....
tKirschbraun & Sons
Knudsen Auto Co
Long Company W. W.
Laruesh ft Woodruff Co.
McCaffrey Motor Co
Midwest Serum Co
Mid City Motor Co
Midwest Iron Works..,..,
tMlller Cereal Mills 14S.000
Moore Car Company
National Tire - Shop
Nebraska Bag Co
Nebraska Sulfern Soap Co.
Nebraska Motor Sales Co.
Norrls Lumber Co
Omaha Battery Service Co.
Omaha Hog, Horse & Cat
tle Remedy Co
Omaha Motor Sales Co....
Odell Corporation, The..
Omaha Rug Co
tOmaha Sanitary Supply
Pennsylvania Rubber Co..
Pells Leaf Tobacco Co...
Perfection Cooker Co....
Permallfe Storage Battery
Petersen & Pegau Bak-
Ralston Tub Factory
Runyan Cushion Tire Co.
Select Picture Corp
Service Garage Co
tSc'ott-Omaha Tent A
In- of Era
I 15.000 4
'Standard Potash. Co....
Sterling Film Co
Stoltenburg Elevator Co..
Sioux City Tire Sales Co.
Sprague Tire A Rubber
Skinner Packing Co
Thlele & Scharf Millinery
United Service Co
Weir Co., Truck Bodies. .
Western States Garage Co.
Will Hall Garage &
Headquarters office only In Omaha.
Factories located outside city.
lAddltlonal capital and employes.
New capital Invested. $3,177,000 $8,371,000
Additional employes.. 1,094 1,231
War Cuts Down the Number
of Weddings in This City
Marriage licenses fell over 500
from 1917, according to the report
from the county court:
1917 Marriage licenses issued. 2,91o
1918 Marriage licenses issued .2,420
5y5cr Basket Stores 5T
Thursday all our Omaha and Council
Bluffs Stores will sell
AAnriCash Habit brands 01 m
UUH1J Canned Corn at. . I 0 VOC
This Corn is extra standard quality
packed in Iowa at a clean, sanitary fac
tory. Better quality than the ordinary
Corn and is usually sold by most grocers
at 171,4c to 20c per can.
5T Basket Stores 5Ir
All Sorts of Tournaments and
Stunts Planned to Occupy
the Kiddies of
The municipal recreation depart
ment did a big work during 1918 in
the teaching of patriotism through
programs and pageantry. The de
velopment of the community cen
ters was also a feature of the work.
An ambitious program was adopted
last spring and, with the aid of the
people of every playground com
munity, was carried through to suc
cess. The chief effort of the department
was on the big pageant presented
on Labor day at Riverview park, in
which approximately 500 children
and about 50 men and women took
part. The pageant presented in
unique manner the plea of President
Wilson that the interests of the
coming generation be safeguarded
during the strenuous time of war.
All playgrounds observed the In
dependence days of the United
States and France, July 4 and 14,
respectively, by appropriate pro
grains. A benefit circus at Kountze park
and benefit carnivals at Millpc and
Hanscom parks, in whicli the Red
Cross and the Omaha municipal
guards shared the proceeds, were
two of the big undertakings by play
ground communities. In these, th
parents of playground children were
the prime movers.
Eight Campfircs were organized
among the older girls at the play
grounds and the Omaha municipal
guards, the organization by which
the play and physical training of the
older boys of the playground is con
trolled, increased its membership to
almost 400. The annual encamp
ment of the municipal guards at
Elmwood park, made possible bv
the generosity of public spirited
business and professional men ot
Omaha, was attended by 250 boys
The camp lasted a week and there
was not a penny of expense to the
bovs who attended.
Sewing, crocheting, knitting and
similar activities were taught to the
girls of the playgrounds, and boys
were taught to make toys, many ot
which were sent to the Belgian or
phans and to the charitable insti
tutions of Omaha. Boys and girls
alike gathered old paper, tinfoil.
etc., for the Red Cross and many
knitted garments were- made for
the Red Cross by playground girls.
Junior city governments were
conducted on all of the playgrounds,
mm THE BEST
and the interest of children in civic
affairs was aroused as a result. In
addition, the spirit of co-operation
and responsibility was inculcated in
an impressive manner in the minds
of the youngsters.
A horseshoe tournament was con
ducted at Fontenelle park, and for
mation of a State Horseshoe Pitch
ing association resulted. The tourna
ment was attended by many out-of-town
men, and aroused the interest
of young and old alike in this
wholesome and simple form of
Formation of a Municipal Golf as
sociation was started, and it is ex
pected that all who play on the twx)
municipal courses at Elmwood and
Miller parks will unite in making
the association the controlling or
ganization for this form of outdoot
sport. Golf tournaments were con
ducted for the older boys of the
playgrounds at Miller park and
Benson playground. Tennis tourna
ments were conducted at Miller and
Two new clay tennis courts were
built at Kountze park, and the
ground was cleared for three courts
at Fontenelle park, which will be
completed this spring.
Thirteen Play Grounds.
Thirteen playgrounds were con
ducted during the summer season.
Attendance was less than last sea
son, owing to war conditions.
Four swimming pools were con
ducted last season. Owing to the
efficiency of the life guards, not s
single serious accident was reported,
although in a number of casei
guards from the municipal beach? al
Carter Lake were called to the res
cue of persons who were in dangei
in other parts of the lake.
The community center program
has been curtailed because of the
influenza epidemic. In addition to
the centers conducted last season,
three new centers at Train, Mason
and Benson schools were opened
Community singing and com
munity drama, inaugurated last sea
son, are among the principal fea
tures of the community center work.
WEST LAWN CEMETERY
Beautiful, modern park plan ceme
tery aecessiblt to Omaha's best resi
dence section. Family lots on partial
payment at time of burial. Telephone
Walnut 820 and Dounlas 829. Our free
automobile is at your service.
WEST LAWN CEMETERY.
58th and Center. Office 15th A Haraeyl
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