Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 01, 1921, Page 10, Image 10

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Bountiful Prosperity in 1921 Is Forecast tot All Lines
Many Additions
Made In 1920 At
Union Stock Yards
Omaha Still Second Largest
Stock Market In World :
Local Yards Ready for
' Record Business In '21.
The year 1921 finds the Union
Stock Yards Company of Omaha
(Limited) still the second live fitock
market of the world, and in better
s.hape to handle the business than in
any of the 37 years it has been in
existence. '
In September, 1520, a new addi
tion to cattle division was opened.
New loading and unloading chutes
were put in service, making an in
crease in the loading and unloading
facilities of approximately 15 per
cent, which will greatly aid in plac
ing live stock shipments on the
market earlier.
In addition to the new cattle pens
and chutes, a new quarantine di
vision has been . built which is
equipped with a modern scale and
a cattle dip that is up-to-the-minute
in every respect.
A hog immunising plant, which
v. ill be completed in the nea- future,
is under construction. Everything
is being done to make this the most
modern and up-to-date plant that ex
perience, workmanship and money
can produce.
Cleanest Yards.
The'' Omaha yards have always
had the reputation of being one of
the cleanest yards in - the .country,
but the management does not stop at
this. A modern system of electrical
ly drawn earts has been nstalled,
being the very latest equipment
manufactured for this class of work,
atjd it is proving a great success in
hauling the manure from the pens
to the incinerator. . s
The hog yards, constructed en
tirely of concrete and steel ! with
concrete floors and water troughs,
are the, most up-to-date in the
rld. Men who know the hog
business and the kind of quarters
in which it is transacted at various
stock yards are unanimous . in
awarding trie diuc iiuuu iui B i
jftrds to the South Omaha market.
No Expense Spared.
The Stock Yards company owns
aA operates nine large swucn en
gines in the handling of live stock
and products of the various ' indus
tries. No expense is spared to
maintain the most modern facilities
it is possible to obtain, and this, in
a, measure, is responsible for the
rapid growth of this market.
Fifty-four commission lirms
handle the live stock to the best ad
vantage, and more than 40 feeder
buyers and order buyers operate
regularly on this market, creating a
steady demand the year around for
all classes of slock.
Located in the center of the Corn
Belt, the Omaha market furnishes a
broad outlet for all classes of live
. 1 ,4 Ifln.lar A n III 1 11 A fnf
KnlVi ratHf and sheen is second to
none. In addition to the enormous
packing plants of Armour, Cudahy,
concerns, the Dold Packing com
pany, one of the larger eastern firms,
and the Higgins Packing company
. are now operating extensively, which
materially increases the packer buy
ing capacity of the market.
Back to Normal.
The, new year promises to be one
of great activity in all lines. Cpn
ditions are gradually getting back
to normal and the country in general
is in a position to make plans for
the future. The world must be fed
' and the great west must and will
furnish the meat. For the new and
brighter day that is convng for stock
growers the Omaha Stock Yards
company is fully prepared, hopeful
and confident.
The yards employes number near
ly 900 workers and the packing
plants have nearly 13,000. The an
. nual payroll of the stock yards and
packing plants is more than $IZ,-
' The following is a compar.ttive list
of jive stock receipts for the last five
Many New Features Added
To Omaha School System
During Year Just Passed
Thrift Savings Plan and Nutrition Centers Adopted ;
Continuation Classes Maintained ; Total Enroll
ment and Daily Attendance Increase; Teachers'
Salaries Raised; Property Valuation $11,000,000.
The valuation of the real estate
and buildings which comprises the
public school district .of Omaha is
placed at $11,039,044.
The total expenditures of the
school district, during the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1920... was $2,633,
862.87. The estimated expenditures
for the fiscal year ending next June
30. is $3,319,120.
There will be an additional ex
pense of nearly $400,000 during the
current fiscal year on account of in
creases of teachers' salaries. The
teachers' payroll for this fical year
will be approximately $2,130,000.
Present Bonded Indebtedness.
The present bonded indebtedness
of the school district is $3,681,000.
The voters authorized several years
ago the sale of $5,000,000 school dis
trict bonds which have not yet been
floated on account of financial con
ditions. This was to meet a pro
posed building program, the most
important features of which was a
new Commercial and Technical High
school at a cost of about $2,900,000.
The members of the school board
feel confident that some of these
bonds will be sold during the early
spring and that work on the new
high school will follow without fur
ther delay.
The total enrollment during the
last school yeaf was 33,837, as
against a total of 31,703 during the
previous year. ,. The average daily at
tendence during the last yeaf was
26,556, compared with ,662 during
the previous year. .
' Enrollments Increased. 4
The enrollment of the public high
schools increased from 3.849 to 4,900
during the last two years and the
average dailv attendence from 3,240
to 4,162.
The school census taken last Juno
showed a total of 44,555 persons of
school age. The census for 1919 was
Among the new features intro
duced last year were a thirft savings
plan and nutrition centers. I lie
children now have $30,000 on
deposit in three authorized"- banks.,
Nutrition centers nave Dceu opened
in Pacific, Bancroft and Hawthorne
schools, where children of subnormal
weights arc given special attention
by school nurses. These children
are fed bread and milk every morn
ing and afternoon of school days.
Continuation Classes.
Continuation classes are maintain
ed at Cass school, where boys and
girls may attend school two hours a
day and work at various emnlov-
ments, this being under the Sniith-J
Sheep Hordes
3,17ft.OR 27,486
,AW 1 I'll ni 3 11fift?9
1MT..1.7S3.J1 !.S14.23 3. 033,458 33,840
191K..1.993.3S6 3.429,533 3.3SS, 21.774
1919. .1.976.000 3,160,0(10 3,600,000 25.M0
110.. 1,609.615 2.716.741 2,893.066 23,972
927 Children Were Tried
In Juvenile Court In 1920
The report of the juvenile court
for 1920 shows a large increase in
its activities over those of 1919,
While only 21 boys were sent to the
State Industrial school at Kearney in
1919, there were 55 boys sent to that
institution by this court in 1920.
Eighteen girls were sent by the court
to the girls scnooi at ueneva in
1919 and 29 were sent there in 1920.
The number of children dealt with
in court in 1919 was 682 and in 1920
this number was 927. Children dealt
with outside of court in 1919 num
bered 1,202 and in 1920 this class of
cases numbered 972.
, Children turned over to the police
in 1919 numbered 409 and in 1920
thev numbered 335.
Total number of visits made ty
juvenile court officers, including
mothers' Dension calls, in 1919 was
7.183. In 1920 the total number of
such visits was 9,730.
Aileen Sines More Blues to
. Ring in Bright New Year
.More blues are the double contri
bution of Aileen Stanley to the new
Vifwr rwnrd! nr. Tanuarv. No one
has a right to be blue after hearing
her sing " i ve got tne ciues ior My
Old Kentucky Home" and "Singin'
iU. Rl,,.c Rrt "seal re fords for
January include Mme. Homer and
Miss Homr, Kutto, Johnson, Kacn
maninoff, Harrold, Alda Galli-Curci,
Vi 1?1rna1v niiartr. Werrr-nwrath.
Elman and "Since You Went Away"
by McLormack ana Kreisier.
"nnr rrrnrA are "Alice Blue
Gown," "Grieving for You," "I Love
You, Sunday, My Sahara Kose,
"My Wonder Girl," "Oh. Geel Oh,
r.nch " "S.tnn Tr " "Trior,!!"
"That Naughty Waltz" is the
catchiest vocal record of a list in
cluding "Alabama Moon," "Avalon,"
"Feather .Your, Nest.' .
Dold Packing Record ,;''
Dold Packing Co. Average num
ber of employers, 675, , For the
period from November 1 to Dec-ember
31, the followine business was
handled; 5,400 cattle killed, valued
at 292,000; hogs killed, 32,300, val
ued at S711.800; sheen. 9.500 at $69.-
000, and calves, 90 at ?2,000.- Value
ot supplies handled, $494,700; total
payroll, $143,000; total amount of
live stock and supplies purchased in
Omaha, $1,570,000.
Hughes act. An accelerated class is
held at Field school, for pupils who
are able to skip a class. Night
i . .
scnoois are maintained at ine nign
School of Commerce and the South
High, and Americanization schools
at Comenius, Kellom, Farnam, Train,
West Side and South High schools.
An ungraded room is maintained at
Cass school, the oldest attendant4e
ing a man 42 years old and who
works as a watchman during the
night. There are five Mexicans and
six Chinese in this class.
There are 53 grades and four
high schools in the system and a
regular teaching staff of 1,100, not
including substitute teachers.
The principal construction and im
provement work during the year was
necessitated at Central High school
on account of the grading of the
Dodge street hill. The work has
been nearly completed. It entailed
an ; expenditure of $346,000 and in
cludes remodeling of the basement
floor of the building and a com
plete reformation of the grounds and
Miller Park Annex.
A two-room frame annex was
added t oMiller Park school, which
was opened in 1913 when the build
ing had six more rooms than were
necessary at that time. A six-room
addition is being completed at
South Franklin' school and a new
auditorium will be ready within two
weeks at Clifton Hill school. Anoth
er 16-room annex is nearing com
pletion' at Twentieth and Leaven
worth streets, for High School of
Commerce, which will have 350 new
entrants during January.
The school tax levy, which was
declared last August, was for 50
mills, the limit fixed by statute.
W. T. Bourke, secretary of the
Board of Education, prepared the
following statement, which shows
the actual expenditures for the school
year ending June 30, 1920, and the
estimated budget for the school year
which will.b'e closed .next June 30:
Estimated Budget.
General Control School elections, sala
ries and supplies for business and educa
tional administration, compulsory educa
tion, census enumeration, 1 per cent treas
urer's fee for collections, etc.: X1119-20,
182,531.19; X1920-21, 1119,060.
Instructional Service Supervisors', prin
cipals' and teachers' salaries, text books,
educational supplies, etc.: K1919-20, 11,
704,662.61 ; 1920-21, (2,129,045.
Operation of School riant Care and op
eration of plants, wages of Janitors, engi
neers and other employes, fuel, water, light
and power, etc.: X1919-20, 271,177.66;
1920-21, 1331,790.
Maintenance of Plant Upkeep of
grounds, repair of buildings and heating
plants, repair and replacement of furni
ture, apparatus and equipment, etc.: X1919
20, (53,144.63; 1920-21, 157,000.
Fixed Charges Pension fund, rent, in-
Surance, special taxes, etc.: 11919-20, 8,
33.91; 1920-21, $68,000.
Debt Service Bond redemption fund, In
terest and exchange, etc.; 11319-20, S240,
263.19: 1920-21, 1419.200.
Capital Outlay Purchase of heating
equipment, furniture, apparatus, etc., old
buildings: X1919-20, $124,628.67; 1920-21.
$125,000. .
.Auxiliary Agencies School libraries,
medical inspection, etc.: X1919-20, $17,
716.T6; 1920-21, $70,025.
Inventory Stores on hand: 1919-20.
$10,613.67. -
Totals ilsll-10, $2,633,862.87; 1920-21,
X1919-20, expended; 1920-21, estimated.
Railways to Spend
On Upkeep Rather
Than Depots In '21
Policy of Increasing Carrying
Capacity Rather Than Pro
viding Conveniences
23 Miles of Roads
Graded In 1920
It will be the policy of the rail
roads in 1921 to purchase locomo
tives and cars, increase and im
prove machine shop and engine
handling facilities, make expendi
tures for tracks at terminals and
passing tracks between terminals in
preference to building new depots.
industry tracks, or other conveni
ences that will not contribute to car
supply and train movement, accord
ing to officials. This policy will be
followed in view of the present
financial situation, they say.
Say It's Imperative.
All railroad heads express the
hope that increased freight and pas
senger rates will insure net earnings
that will make it possible to provide
more convenience's, but for the year
1921, they say it is imperative that
all energy and money be used to
increase the carrying capacity of the
The volume of freight and pas
senger business: on most roads dur
ing 1920 was less than that of 1919,
but the revenue was greater on ac
count of rate increases granted by
the Interstate Commerce commis
sion August 26
U. P. Shows Decrease.
Union Pacific officials state there
has been a decrease of nearly 2.4
oer cent in oassensrer traffic and
that the average journey of 166
miles per passenger during the year
was 1.3 per cent shorter than the
average in 1919i . . . ,
Up to August 1920, the Burling
ton railroad earned gross, $15,509.
311 and the operating expenses were
$19,393,871, added to which $658,825
in tax accruals and a $729,371 deficit
in equipment rental, joint facility
rents, etc., created a net deficit of
$5,271,975 and a decrease of ap
proximately $9,000,000 from August,
1919, according to W. F. Thiehoff.
general manager.
Big Deficit
For the eight months period, . Tan
uarv to Aueust. 1920. the gross
earnings, according to Mr. ThiehofM
were $114,147,98y, while the operat
ing expenses were $105,854,211,
added to which $5,395,445 tax ac7
cruals and $2,835,594 deficit in equip
ment rentals, joint facility rentals,
etc., leaving a net operating income
of only $62,738 or $15,000,000 less
than for the same period in 1919.
Under the transportation act, the
net earnings of 6 per cent on the
valuation of the property would be
$36,000,000 per year.
Roads less favorably located, or
where the volume of business
handled required greater effort per
ton mile to move, show a more
marked decrease in net earnings.
Other Roads.
The Chicago & Northwestern
shows net operating deficit for
August, $6,029,674, and for the eight
months, $3,144,187.
The Chicago Milwaukee & St.
Paul for August, deficit, $7,966,559
and for the eight months, J6.385.126.
Northern Pacific for August, defi
cit $2,452,853. For the eight months
it shows a net operating income of
only $1,419,154.
Dividends Payable Quarterly
Building 8-Loan
At Opening of Business January 1, 1921
Real Estate Loans.... $8,258,917.75
Stock Loans w . . . . .... 47,909.15
Office Building 248,000.00
Real Estate NONE
Real Estate Sold on Contract. . ,V, , . . , . t , 45,642.89
Accrued Interest on Real Estate Loans.. 26,811.96
Accrued Interest on Securities , 4,671.66
Loans in Foreclosure ; 12,544.13
State and Municipal Securities. 78,031.50
Liberty Loan Bonds 246,100.00
War Saving Stamps. 259.26
Cash on Hand and in Batiks 812,937.71
Capital Stock 4...4 $8,849,972.75
Incomplete Loans .i 47,698.48
Contingent Loss Fund 878,000.00
Undivided Profits ' 6,154.78
Increase in Assets for Year Ending Dec 31, 1920. . . .$789,780.01
This Association began doing busi
ness about twenty-eight years ago in a
Small way and now has nearly $9,300,
000 assets.
The Association is under the direct
supervision of the State Banking Board,
with funds invested in first mortgages
on improved real estate and U. S. Lib
erty Bonds.
Fohn F. Flack, President E. N. BovsII, Secretary
R. A. McEwhron, Vice President Joha T. Brvwnlt, Asst. See.
t Geo. C. FUck, Treasurer Robert Dempster
Telephone: Douglas 3326 Office 322 SOUTH 18TH STREET
Dividends Payable Quarterly
The Association has set aside a Con
tingent Loss Fund as Undivided Profits
amounting to over $378,000.00, which
assures ample guarantee for principal
and dividends.
At the beginning of the new year,
we solicit accounts from $1.00 to
$5,000.00 on Full-Paid or Running
Biggest Expenditure Was
$325,655 for Paving On
Lincoln Highway.
The biggest expenditure made in
road-building by Douglas county in
the year 1920 was $325,655 for five
and a half miles of brick paving on
a concrete base, laid on the Lincoln
This paving cost nearly $60,000 a
mile, i
According to the report of County
Engineer Lou Adams, grading was
done on about 23 miles of county
roads, including the "Compton
boulevard." This job on the Center
street road is 13 miles long and in
cludes deep cuts. It comprises more
than half the total grading mileage
for the year. There were eight
miles graded on the Q street road
and one and three-quarter miles on
the O-L-D road.
Total grading during the year was
35,579 cubic yards at a cost of $20,
480, an average of 57.6 cents per
cubic yard.
This cost was 50 per cent higher
than was oaid for road grading in
1919, when the cost was only 38
cents a cubic yard, in iviv there
was a total grading of 29,573 cubic
yards at a cost of $11,295.
Omaha Birth Rate
Jumps 20 Per Cent
Stork Delivers 4,469 Babies in
1920, 718 More Than
In 1919.
The outstanding features of the
vital statistics of the health depart
ment for 1920 is the marked increase
of births above 1919. The total births
during 1920 was 4,469, as against
3,751, an increase of nearl" 20 per
cent. The birth rate per 1,000 of
population in 1919 was 18.8; in 1920,
The infant mortality rate in 1920
was 83 per 1,000 births, as compared
with 85 during 1919.
The death rate for the year was
14.5 per 1.000 of population; in 1919
13.1; 1918, 19. The average death
rate for the United States in 1919
was 12.9.
The health commissioner reports
total deaths for the vear as 2,785,
compared with 2.429 for 1919.
Deaths from the principal com
municable diseases were reported ?s
1920 1919
Pneumonia 317 199
Tuberculosis 122 130
Diphtheria, 49 17
Scarlet (ever 26 8
Measles 13 8
Whooping cough ...40 4
intiuenaa, is ins
Typhoid? tevtr ....18 10
'20 Factory Output
$6,000,000 More
Than During 1918
$433,047,970 Represents Ag
gregate for 1920 Material
Bought and Sold on Re
adjusted Basis.
Omaha made and sold to the
world more goods in 1920 than in
1919, although, on account of lower
prices, the total in dollars is less.
Compared with the more nearly nor
mal year of 1918, a gain of $6,000,000
has been made in two years.
Omaha's factory output. for 1920
aggregated $433,047,970 and for 1919
$463,103,099. On the face of the fig
ures this would indicate a falling otf
of $30,056,125 in the manufacturing
totals of the industries of the city.
Instead of this however, it is a gain
of $50,942,102.
Aside from the packing houses,
substantial increases are shown in
practically every character of out
put, ror instance:
Grouped and Listed.
In making up the following table
of manufacturing plants those whose
output is less than $500,000 for the
year have been grouped and listed as
miscellaneous. There are a consid
erable number of them and their to
tal output aggregates $6,220,555. ihe
table: .
Alfalfa product . 6,229,000
Autor. trucks, tires and acces- r
sorle 23.46M70
Ban 6,067,000
I 651.000
Bank, office and store fixtures 1.070,000
Hoots and shoes ,'260'?0'
Hox 1,297,000
Bread and bakery products.. 5,668,760
Butter .v 26.623.630
Cars ana rauroaa equipment. .
Chemicals and drugs
Cigars and tobacco ..........
Coffee, tea and spices .......
Concrete products .-'
Cr tickers (, .(.
Electricity, light and power..
Electrical supplies
Flour and mill products
666 000
Foundry products 1,250.000
Furnaces and supplies 960,000
Furniture and bedding 1,263,000
Fur garments 1.180,000
Oases i 1.646,000
Harness and saddles 1,173,600
Hats, caps and gloves 695,000
Ice 726.215
Ics cream 1,122,930
Laundry output 901.000
Macaroni 3,616,000
Machinery 2.765,000
Metal products 3.597,91
Mill work 1,046.600
Miscellaneous 6.220,656
Monuments and stone products l,676.0io
Photo engraving 825,000
Motion picture fi!ms and equip
ment 750,11111)
Oil and greae 1.120,000
Packing house products 215,609,660
Paint and glass
Printing and publishing
Heady to wear garments
Smelter products
Stock foods and serum .
Structural steel
Syrups and preserves ...
Tannery products
Tents and awnings
Total 1433.07,970
Statement of
Nebraska Savings and
Loan Association
At Opening of Business January 1, 1921
Real Estate Loans ;. $1,565,300.00
Loan on Association Stock 82,405.12
Loan on Liberty Bonds , 12,615.00"
Real Estate Sold on Contract 3,559.29
Real Estate 58.39:
Loan in Foreclosure 4,145.30
Accrued Interest on Bonds and Warrant 2,169.39
Interest Due from Borrovrar 403.12
U. S. Liberty Bond and Treasury
Certificate $ 61,584.40
Municipal Bonds and Warrant 66,127.99
Cash on Hand and in Bank 102,654.25 ' 230,366.64
$ 190 1,022.25
Dues Paid and Dividend Added Thereto.. .$1,851,206.57
Reserve Fund 37,939.12
Undivided Profit 10,483.73
Incomplete Loan '' 1,392.83
"I am placing my money where it will do the most good,",
explained a motherly woman on opening a Savings Account with
the Association. "It will help me while it helps others to become
Home Owners!
These simple words express the sole aim 'of the Nebraska
Savings and Loan Association. Saving helps the Saving Member,
and the Savings of All Members make the fund from which the
Home Maker borrows part of the cost of a Home. The system
is Mutual Helpfulness in Practice. For the Saver it insures
protection against the mishaps of Tomorrow and Brings Home
Ownership within reach of the Family.
The Association loans on first mortgages on Omaha Homes.
One dollar starts an account. Any sum up to $5,000 re
ceived. . "
Dividends for the year 1920 at the rate of 6 per annum. '
President Pry Shoe Co., 16th and
Browning King 4 Co., 15th and
Ass't Cashier U. S. Nat'l Bank, 16th
and Farnam
Cigars and Tobacco, 1808 Farnam
General Foreman Car Department, '
U. P. Railroad .
City Commissioner
Pass. Agt. M. P. Railroad, First Nat'l
Bank Bldg.
Hastings 4 Heyden, Real Estate,
1614 Harney .
211 South 18th St.
has been a good year for us
These Two Great Home Companies
4 to the insuring public for their liberal patronage
during the year just ending and solicit
a continuance of the same for
We Wish You
A Happy and Prosperous
New Year
Omaha Liberty Fire
Insurance Company
Nebraska National
Insurance Company
Combined Premium Income For 1920 Over $1,000,000.00
Combined Assets Over $1,000,000.00
P. F. ZIMMER, President