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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 12, 1919)
WAITERS OPEN UP
' Diners Fill Co-operative Eat
ing House to Capacity Dur
: ing the Entire Lunch
Striking: cooks, waiters and wait
resses opened their co-operative res
taurant at 1415 Harney street yes
terday noon. Hundreds of itrikers,
who had he en waiting in line, were
William Sweeney, business agent
and secretary of the Cooks'. Wait
ers' and Waitresses local No. 143,
stated that rood prices at this res
taurant were materially below those
of other restaurants.
Diners filled the new restaurant
to capacity during the entire lunch
Prices Are Cut
Radical reductions in the prevail
ing prices for meals have been an
nounced. In many instances the prices of
meals have been cut to less than
half of the amount charged by
other restaurants. Those engaged
in operating the restaurant are also
receiving higher wages, as the un
ion scale is above that paid by res
taurant owners who have not
reached an agreement with the
The food is of good quality, ac
cording to many of the diners who
have been questioned.
Following are some of the prices:
Boiled short ribs with horse radish
sauce, 25 cents; roast sirloin of
beef, 25 cents; roast loin of pork
with apple sauce, 25 cents. Mashed
potatoes and vegetables are served
with each order at the prices named
Profits to Strikers.
According to Mr. Sweeney, all
profits from the operation of the
restaurant will be distributed among
the strikers. The public will share
in the operation by purchasing
meals at a cost below that in other
restaurants, he declared. The res
taurant, which can accommodate
350 people at one time, will be op
erated until the union is successful,
The strike continues, In the mean
time, with no possibility of a quick
settlement apparent. No conces
sions have as yet been made by
either the employers or the Res
taurant Men's association. Picket
ing has been resumed on a larger
scale after withdrawal of the pick
ets from the streets Wednesday.
Arrested Pickets Discharged.
Seven pickets, who were arrested
Wednesday on a charge of disor
derly conduct, were discharged
Thursday morning by Judge Fitz
gerald in police, court.
The judge commended their stand
for higher wages and shorter hours,
but advised against the commission
of rash acts against restaurant
proprietors or pedestrians while do
ing their picket duty.
Those arrested and discharged
were Pearl Hendricks, Mary Flagg,
Myrtle McLane, P. W. Langstrom,
Tack Williams, S. A. Knowles and
Robert Murphy. .
Cafe Proprietor Arrested.
Jerry O'Connor, proprietor of the
Delmar cafe, Twenty-fourth and
Farnam streets, was arrested Thurs
day morning on a warrant sworn out
by A. C Harbers, a striking waiter,
who charged assault O'Connor was
released on bond immediately.
O'Connor's arrest followed a
threat alleged to have been made
against Harbers when the latter is
aid to have insisted on standing
in the doorway of O'Connor's cafe
Jtvhile on picket duty.
A week ago O'Connor received a
threatening letter, signed "The
Union," in which it was stated that
TWlesi you hire union help, trie
fctng will clean out your" place."
sbt tetter was handed over to Chief
ff Detectives Dunn.
C of C Committee
JJrges Employment of
g Expert Gty Forester
' to municipal affairs committee
ft the Chamber of Commerce has
"recommended to the city rouncil the
employment of an expert forester
to care for the trees and shrubbery
of the city.
The committee, headed by W. G.
Brandt has been investigating the
way other cities cared for their
trees and shrubbery bordering
streets, and found that almost every
city in the country employed a for-
" ester, who supervised the trimming
of trees. .
The forester's duties, as outlined
by the committee, will be to super
vise the trimming of trees in all
parts of the city, and to advise resi-
dents regarding the time and man
ner of planting' trees, hedges and
Hunt Woman Who Failed to
Return With Rented Auto
A woman, who said her name was
Mrs. G. A. Houck, and that she
lived at 2114 North Twenty-fourth
street, called at the Ford Livery
Co., Fourteenth and Howard streets,
and rented a car. She left a deposit
of $10, according to the rules of
the company, and drove off in a
Ford. She was an expert driver.
But she hasn't driven back, and
an investigation at the address
given shows that it is a grocery
store and the people there know
nothing of any Mrs. Houck.
Police have been notified to watch
for the woman and car.
Cannot Find Hero to Be
Decorated With War Cross
' A Croix" de Guerre,' highest honor
, war medal bestowed by the French
government held at the Marine
recruiting office here for Robert S.
Williamson, Omaha boy.
But Mr. Williamson cannot be
found. Mr. Williamson is cited for
conspicuous bravery in action.
Yon will find the Dyckman, Min
neapolis, convenient to the shops,
theaters and points of interest. Rea
sonable rates. The Elizabethan
Room and the Coffee Shop of the
Dyckman are ideal places to dine.
THE BEE: OMAHA, VyfPAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1919.
Brief City News
Have Root Print It Beacon Preas
Etectrl Wahrs Bur-M-arsnon Co.
Omaha Gasoline and Oils "Beat
In the Long Run." Adv.
Norris Home Sold Charles H.
Sevlclc has purchased tire home of
E. B. Norrla, 114 South Tirty-aev-enth
Mayor to Attend Funeral Mayor
Smith has gone to Calhoun to at
tend the funeral of a grandson, the
child of Mr. and lira. E. P. Smith, Jr.
Recovering From Operation
Fred F. Paffenrath, manager of the
Nicoll tailors, la speedily recovering
from a serious operation at the Nich
olas Senn hospital.
Two Couples Married John Mc
Cullough of Denlson, la., and Miss
Ada Baty of Missouri Valley, la,,
and. Claude E. Freelin and Miss
Charlotte Lorenzen, both of Oma
ha, were married by Kev. Charles
New Property Ordinance City
Commissioner Towl Introduced at
the city council meeting an ordi
nance to condemn and acquire
property which will be necessary
for the opening of an 80-foot traf
flcway from Thirty-second avenue
and Grover street to Thirty-third
and I streets.
Open Sewer Bids Jens Jeneen
was low bidder on two sewer pro
jects for which the city council has
opened bids. One was an extension
of the Florence storm sewer system,
the Jensen bid being $82,228; the'
other district is along Railroad ave
nue, south of Washington street, the
low bid for which was $17,919.
Lodges Hold Mass Meeting
Grand Master K. D. Evans of the
Ancient Order of United Workmen
of Iowa addressed a mass meeting
of the Omaha lodges in A. O. U.
W. temple Wednesday night He
declared the showing of the order
here is very satisfactory and con
gratulated the members. Field
Deputy J. P. Riley spoke.
To Resume Services Regular Fri
day evening- services, with choir, or
gan and lecture, will be resumed at
the auditorium of Temple Israel
Friday at 8. The subject of Rabb.1
Cohn's sermon on that night will be
"Open the Gates of the Temple."
There will be a service Saturday
morning at Temple Israel at 10:30
and the Sunday school will open
again Sunday morning at 10.
President of Irish
Republic to Be in
Omaha October 20
President Eamonn De Valera of
the "Irish republic" will visit Oma
ha October 20 and 21. This infor
mation was given to the Irish Self
Determination club at a meeting
Wednesday night by Louis D.
Kavanaugh, who, recently went to
New York and interviewed Harry
Boland, secretary to President De
Valera with a view to having the
president visit Omaha and make an
extended address here. Professor
De Valera stopped here for a few
minutes oi his way to the Pacific
coast several weeks ago and was en
thusiastically received at the Union
Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the
American Commission on Irish In
dependence, will probably accom
pany President De Valera to Oma
ha. Great interest was manifested by
the members of the club Wednesday
night in the meeting at the Audi
torium tonight, where Senator
Borah, will speak.
Grain Corporation Reports
Wheat Increase Over 1918
Figures given by the United States
Grain corporation in its 17th weekly
bulletin show a large incrgase
over conditions of last year
in wheat receipts from farms, flour
produced, and total stocks on had.
The wheat receipts from farms,
for the week, were 40,675.000 bushels,
-as compared with 32,270,000 bushels
last year; flour produced was 2,904,
000 barrels as compared with 2,131,
000 barrels, and total stocks of
Wheat on hand amount to 214,838,000
bushels compared with 160,413,000
Chamber of Commerce to
Entertain the Bluffs C. of C.
The good fellowship committee
of the Omaha Chamber of Com
merce will give a smoker and lunch
eon at the Chamber of Commerce
rooms next Monday night for the
good fellowship committee of the
Council Bluffs Chamber of Com
merce. More than ISO guests from the
Iowa city are expected to be pres
ent Entertainment will be fur
nished. The Omaha committee was
recently entertained at the Council
Bluffs Boat club;
AUTO CLUB WILL
Auto View Rest In Belfevue
Gives Tourists Unhampered
View of the Missouri
A new country club, to be known
as the Auto View Rest will be
opened next' Saturday for members
of the Omaha Automobile club. It
is situated two blocks north of
Bellevue college, on the high Belle
vue hill overlooking the Missouri
The club grounds art made up of
nine lots, and cover approximately
two acres. A seven-room house
which was purchased with the lots
has Leen remodeled and a large
screen porch added. The building
has also been equipped with ample
cooking facilities, to accommodate
a large number of autoists at the
same time. A caretaker will be em
ployed to look after the property.
Autcv View Rest may be reached
by following the Bellevue boulevard
to Nineteenth street in Bellevue,
and going west on Nineteenth street
to the college grounds and then
yard will be laid past the club house
in the near future.
One of the features which In
creases the popularity of Auto View
Rest, is the flat observation roof
which has been placed on the porch.
An unhampered view of great
charm can be obtained from this
Warren Smith Funeral to
Be Held This Morning at 10
Funerai services for Warren
Smith, 34 years old, who died of
pneumonia in a hospital Monday,
will be held this morning at i0
at the Burket chapel. Burial will
be in Prospect Hill cemetery. Mr.
Smith is a son of the late Allan B.
Smith, who was for more than 20
years general freight agent for the
Burlington railroad. The Smiths
are members of one of the oldest
families in the state, Mr. Smith hav
ing resided in this city during his
He is survived by his mother,
Mrs. A. B. Smith, Washington, D.
C; a sister, Mrs. Clarence Rich
mond Day, Washington, D. C; a
brother. T. A. Smith. Huron. S. D..
and an aunt, Mrs. J. W. Maynard,
of this city.
To the Public in General and
to my Friends and Patrons
As I am feeding from fifteen
hundred to two thousand people per
day, and as my service owing to
labor troubles has been crippled
for the past few days, It has oc
curred to me that it is due the
public to state the facts in relation
to the labor problem as far as I am
I understand there has been more
or less talk in reference to my sign
ing up with the Cooks' Union and
afterward repudiating same. I de
sire to make the positive statement
that neither myself nor any author
ized agent of mine ever signed any
agreement with the above Union. I
did grant them a personal interview
and went as far as I possibly could
with them in their requests regard
ing my employes. Their exactions
continued to multiply until I was
compelled to refuse to have any
thing further to do with them.
They then, exercised their authori
ty by calling a walk-out without
notice, of all my kitchen and cafe
teria help at 12 o'clock noon Tues
day, September 9th.
There was no question of wages
involved as the salaries I was pay
ing were higher than their schedule.
Previous to their calling on me I
had granted these employes a six
day week with seven days pay.
When they finally insisted that I
should employ none other than those
from their office and that my cafe
teria help should be unionized, I
declined to treat with them further.
I stated in unequivocal terms that
I was committed absolutely to the
principle of open shop and when
engaging employes did not ask them
whether they were union or not All
I asked of them was efficient serv
ice. I avail myself of this oppor
tunity to thank my many friends
and patrons for their loyalty and
BORAH TO TALK ABOUT
"THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS"
AT OMAHA AUDITORIUM
FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8 O'CLOCK
United States Sen
ator William E.
Borah of Idaho will
come to Omaha and
speak at a public
mass, meeting in the
Friday night at 8
o'clock on "The
League of Nations."
Be Sure to Come
and Bring Your
SEtf. WILLIAM!. JiOJtAH r nena
HEAR BOTH SIDES OF THE
QUESTION ALL SEATS FREE
Reserved Seats Only for tKa G. A. R. end the American Legion.
9 A. M. to 6 P.M.
See Progress Sale Special in
Our Progress Sale Friday in the
Downstairs Store Includes
taylor nir JfW ll QtffilLlL
1,000 Mina Taylor Aprons Think of what a wonderful assortment from which to choose.
We have assembled for this sale a great stock of Mina Taylor aprons, round, square and V neck, slip-over effects with wide belts and
big pockets completing the straight linend shirred effects. Made of the best quality of percale and Indian Head muslin, in plain pink, blue
and white, also stripes, dots, plaids, checks and floral designs. Assorted sizes, 36 to 44. All at the one price, $1.75.
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstair Stor
Dainty New Georgette
WE cannot begin to tell you what
pretty waists they are, for the
trimmings of embroidery, beads and
laces are used in such dainty ways
that the waists are most effective.
Flesh and white Georgette is the
Every one fresh and new.
sizes, at $3.90.
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Stor
An Opportune Sale of Wotnen's New Smartly
AVERY fortunate purchase makes it pos
sible for us to offer these beautifully
trimmed velvet hats to you at a price about
14 the intended price.
There is a variety of shapes, smartly
trimmed with ostrich and flowers.
Your choice Friday, at $1.75.
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstair Store
Women should lay in
supplies for present as
well as for future use at a
price as low as this.
Burgss-Nash Co Downstairs Store
Women's fine cotton un
ion suits, low neck and
sleevless, either cuff or
lace knee. Very special
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Stor
Four Extra Special Values for Friday
In Dress Materials
ALL sewing has been started in practically every home, and these four "spe
cials" will be of great interest to those who care to save..
Wool Jersey (slight
ly imperfect) , in a good
color assortment. At
less than Vi the regu
lar selling price. Won
derful values at $1.98
Figured sateen for
lining, in a large as
sortment of pretty pat
terns, all dark shades,
36 inches wide, 75c a
At 98 c
Silk poplin, 36 inches
wide, in a large assort
ment of colors, lightand
dark; will make very
pretty dresses. On sale
Friday at 98c a yard.
Kimono silk in very
pretty patterns, both
light and dark colors,
36 inches wide. Very
specially priced Friday,
at 99c a yard.
Children9 s Hose
A splendid wearing
hose, elastic, double heels
and toes. Made to with--stand
hard wear, 35c.
Burgsss-Nash Co. Downstairs Store
A large assortment of
gloves on sale Friday at
the low price of 33c. y
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Store
A Remarkable Sale of
Women9 s New Fall Boots
Less Than Cost to Manufacture
ABOUT 600 pairs of women's new Fall lace boots In
wanted styles. Sizes somewhat broken, among them
are black kid cloth uppers, military.
Tan calf, military heels.
Black kid shoes, colored cloth uppers.
Gray and champagne kid boots, Spanish heels, and
many other pleasing novelties.
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Store
MEN will profit by purchasing here in our Down
stairs Store on Friday. The following items are
extreme value. Extra specials for Friday:
Men's neckband shirts, 98e.
Men's work hose, 19c pair,
or 4 for 75c
Men's 'and boys' fcelts, 39c.
Men's union suits, $1.15.
Blue ihambray work shirts,
Men's muslin night gowns,
Men's good weight khaki
Heavy knit, sanitary work
hose, 29c, or 4 for $1.00.
Wool flannel shirts, $2.98
Men's gray rough neck sweat
Men's fine knit button Jer
seys, $1.50. ,
Cooper's wool-mixed union
White lawn handkerchiefs,
Everyday hose, 7c pair.
Burgess-Nash Co. Downstairs Store
Men's dress hose, 25e.
Boys' dress shirts with or
without collar, $1.15 and $1.25.
Cotton, flannel gloves and
mittens', 15c a pair.
Men's bandana handkerchiefs,
2 for 25c.
Medium weight two-piece rib
bed underwear, $1.15 garment.
Fleece-lined union suits,
Ready-made bow ties, 15c.
Leather-faced gloves, . 33c.
Odds and ends in men's silk
and poplin neckwear, 12 He
Odds and ends men's neck
band shirts, broken sizes, 39c
' Nainsook union suits, odds
and ends, 2 for $1.00.
High Rock fleece lined un
derwear, $1.50 garment.
Khaki golf shirts, $1.49.
Table fall of lined gloves and
Table Cloths, $30
72x72-inch damask table
These are of excellent
quality, they have mill stains
and are slightly imperfect on
edges, otherwise they will
give splendid service.
Trimmed Scarfs, 79c
Lace-trimmed scarfs of ex
cellent, quality, size 18x50
inch. Very special Friday at
Bed Spreads, $3M
Full size, scallope'd edge
bed spreads, unusual values.
Very special Friday at $3.95.
A wool blanket of excel
lent quality, with ribbon
binding, full size. Splendid
value at $8.95.
New Fall Suits for
Friday in the Downstairs Store
WE have just received
these clever new Fall
suits and have priced them
at a figure that will prove
of interest to all young men.'
All the latest models and pat
terns are included in the lot.
Splendidly tailored of good quali- ,
ty material. Very specially priced
Extra Pants, $3 JO
An extra pair of pants to
match these new suits have
been priced for Friday, at
Burgsss-Nash Co. Downstairs Store
Housewives! Take Advantage of This
Sale of Housewares
A LlaT including articles needed and wanted in every household. You will pos-i
sibly need every item here, so plan to shop early."
Stev pans, gray enameled, irfilh "1
handle, 4-quart size, 39c
Bake pans, gray enameled, 4
quart size, 39c.
Rice boilers, gray enameled, 2
quart sizes, 39c.
Sfraincrs, gray enameled, tvith
Waste basket, fancy splint,
good size, 39c.
fif ash board, well made, family
Toilet paper, crepe tissue, 10
Clothes line, 50-foot length
Calvanized iron pail, f2-quart
Cedar oil polish for mops,
floors, furniture, autos, etc., quart
can, 39c. y
Cake pans, made of pure alumi-
num. has tube, 39c.
Henis fruit or vegetable press,
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