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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 4, 1921)
Tax Levy Asked
By School Board
Body Asserts That Increase
Necessary to Pay $2,000,
000 and Provide Work
' ing Capital,
The Omaha Board of Education
has sent to the Douglas county dele
gation at Lincoln a bitl to increase
the tax levy of this school district
from 50 to 65 mills. A detailed state
ment of the situation is contained in
the following letter, which has been
sent to Representative Dysart:
"The pretent maximum levy of
SO mills will produce on the present
assessed valuation of $61 ,"00,000 tht
fc'ini of $3,05,000, which is insuffi
cient. .( . "
"The estimated expenditures for
the current year exceeded the es
timated receipts in the sum of $32,
520. Owing to the increased amount
to be placed in the bonds redemption
fund, as provided by statute and to
take care of the Current year's def
icit and for other necessary outlays
omitted from the budaet this year
on account of insufficient levy, the
1922 expenditures will be increased
in the sum of $250,000, making a
total estimated expenditure for 1922
"The fact that the maximum
school tax levy in past years wa
insufficient, coupled with the loss of
saloon licenses, is the cause of the
present large deficiency which must
of necessity increase' until a suffi
cient tax levy is authorized. It is
to enable the school district to wipe
out this deficiency and to gradually
create a working capital fund, so as
to be on an absolutely, cash basis
and save the present large yearly
interest charge on floating current
debt, that the Board of Education U
asking for the power to levy up to
a 65 mills tax.
"A close estimate based on the
receipts and expenditures of the
present school year to date shows
that at the close of our fiscal year,
June 30, 1921. there will be an ex-
cess ot expenditures over receipts
of approximately $2,000,000. In
order to save registering warrants
with its attendant evjls it will be
necessarv on or bctore. September
I, 1921, for the Board of Education
to anticipate the tax collections and
as in the present year borrow $2.
000.000 at 6 per cent interest, for
us as a working capital for payment
of current expense.
Assessed Valuation $61,700,000;
"The present assessed valuation of
the school district is $61,700,000. on
which 65 mills will produce $4.
010,500. . Subtracting from this
amount estimated 1922 expenditures
in the sum of $3,569,320, there will
be left balance of $441,180 to be
applied" on the $2,000,000 deficiency.
At this rate the deficiency would
be wiped out in five years and at the
sfeme rate in five vt ars more a work
capHal fund of $2,000,000 would be
created 'which would put the school
district on a net cash basis, and ob
viate the necessity cf paving interest
on current expenses as at present.
"In the .ca.e of the. last JncreaseJ
the amount allowed was Rarely suf
ficient to rover the estimated ex
penses for thrt yea', leaving nothifcg
for the deficit and for the expan
se nnd natural growth of the sys
Fruits Are Demonstrated
At Omaha Grocery Store
! The demonstration on grapefruit
and oranges carried on this week at
the Table Supply company store, at
tracted a great deal of- attention.
Many new drinks and pastry special
ties were given to those who .called
at the demonstration headquarters.
. Ralph Evans, specialty manager
for the Florida Citrus exchange of
Tampa, is in charge of this display.
"Grapefruit and . oranges contain
considerable amount of vitamines and
when this sort of food is used
moderately it is ' beneficial to the
health," said Dr. Garrett,, "vitamines
are Absolutely necessary as a diet
regulator and . in grapefruit and
oranges vitamines prevail to a great
'extent. Fruit of this nature is the
most healthful of all fruits when
Omaha Man Will Preside at
Life Insurance Congre'se
Edward J. Phelps, president of
the Omaha Life Underwriters as
sociation, will preside at the one-day
congress of the Missouri Valley
life underwriters in Omaha at the
Masonic temple, February 15. Speak
er w ill include Orville Thorn of
Dallas,' Tex.; Charles W. Scovel of
Pittsburgh, P.: B. H. baxton ot
Sioux City: J.. V. Moore of South
Dakota, and O.- A. Andrew s of Lin
coln. rJ ' ; ' -
Public Warned Against
Bogus Welfare Workers
If "welfare workers" call at ydur
home and are Ttnable to show the
metallic badge of their office, grab-
them and senci tor a policeman. i ma
was the advice sent out yesterday
when reports came to the Welfare
board that bogus "welfare workers"
had sought to enter several north
Omaha homes, and also had called at
schools, saying they had been sent
to get girl pupils.
George Brandcis Resigns
' From Ak-Sar-Ben Board
The Ak-Sar-Ben board of gover
nors has received the resignation of
George Brandeis from the board. It
was mailed just before he sailed from
New York for Europe recently. He
had served six years and was the
third member of the- Brandeis family
to serve on the board. Business
requires Mr. Brandeis to spend con
siderable time abroad and this is be
lieved to be the reason for his
C. R. James Is Installed as
Head Foreign War Vett Post
C. R. James has "been installed
commander of St. Mihiel post No.
247, Veterans of Fbreign Wars, and
.If A , , T T
.-v. nonacK, adjutant. n. i.
ix-cnneu nas oeen insiauea quarter
master; Ray J. Abbott, senior rice
commander; A. Amderson, junior
vice commander: Bert F. Krelle.
chaplain; Fred M. Blair, officer of
the day, and John . Liddy, color
What's Your Idea of Cupid?
Here's a Chance to Cash on It
Leave This Coupon Attached
Everybody knows about little Dan
and his love pranks with the bow
and arrow of mystic power.
Artists "The world over have
sketched and painted him. with fea
tures as varying as their artistic
What is the real Cupid expression?
Should his nose by "turned-up" or
pointed? Should he be pictured as
smiling or serious? What sort of a
chin should be given him?
The Bee would like to have Oma
ha and Iowa and Nebraska boys and
girls express on paper their ideas of
a portrait of little Dan.
His "Big Day""of the vear is com
ing soon, the day we celebrate in
honor of Valentine, patron saint of
sweethearts and lovers. The-J5ee
wants to dedicate to Dan in honor
of the day the" best valentine fur
nished by "the genius of ar Nebraska
or Iowa boy or girl.
To Add. Zest.
i To add. zest" to the competition
The ..Bee is offering prizes for the
nine best pictures. First prize will be
$5, second prize $3 and there will be
seven prizes of $1 each. .
Brief City News
875 Dog License! -Only 375 dog
licenses have been issued by the city
clerk this year, although it is
estimated there are at least 6,000
dogs in Omaha. . ,
Short Skirts Cause Colds Short
ness of women's tkirt is responsible
for the prevalence of colds today,
Superintendent Adams: of the Wei
fare board declared.
Signs of Spring Joe Byrne of
City Commissioner Butler's office
reported that he saw the "first
robin" yesterday morning at Twcnty
seYenth and Fort streets.. '
Suspects Arrested Three men
have been arrested in connection
with the theft of t,000 worth ot
furs from the A. Bonoft store, 1408
Douglas street, January 10.
Threatened Suicide Finl Alieo
Peterson, arrested lit . 323 North
Seventeenth street "Wednesday for
threatening to kill herself, was fined
SiO in police court yesterday;
Inquest Today An Inquest over
the body of George Williams, found
at Thirteenth and Chicago streets,
suffering from injuries from which
he died, will be held At 9 this morn
ing.. ' '
Kent Visits Jail Dr. H. S. Kent,
recently aoqultted of trying' to mur
der the "well babies," has visited
hts old haunts in the county Jail
thrice since he was - released last
Fires at Burglars Mrs. E. L.
Teal reported to police that sb fired
both barrels of a shotgun at two men
she found prowling in her home, 871
North Twenty-fifth street, yesterday
Assessment Approved Approval
Of the special assessment plan to
cover the cost of grading the Dodpe
hill, $140,278, was Riven yesterday
by the city roungll, sitting as a
board of equalization.
Funeral For Detective Funeral
services for Arthur Cooper, city de
tective killed in a rujv battle,, will
be held at 2 this afternoon in the
John A. Gentlemen chapel. With
burial in West Lawn cemetery.
. Man Re-arrested Harry Rudolph,
negro. Indicted last month for selling
"dope.7 was arrested yesterday again
by city detectives after several hun
dred dollars worth of alleged stolen
property was found in his home.
Baby to Institute After having
been adopted by two families in her
brief 65 davs of life. Rose Wieland,
daughter of. a servant at St. Cath
erines hospital, was turned over to
the Child Saving Institute Wednes
day by the Juvenile court.
Monuments to Bo Sold Monu
ments exhibited at the annual con
vention of the Nebraska Retail
Monument Dealers' association,
which opened a two-days' session in
the Loyal hotel yesterday, will be
auctioned off at the close of the con
vention. "Dope" Suspect Found "Rabbit"
Green Davenport was brought be
fore the federal graiuhjury yesterday
by Deputy .United States Marshal
Qutnley after he had disappeared
from the federal building. "Rabbit"
was found at home. He is charged
with selling "dope."
Mendelssohn Niglit Mendelssohn
night - will be observed in Temple
p lsreal tonight- with special services
The Bee artist has drawn an out
lineof Cupid, with the features
blank,, and' leaving Dan without his
pet bow and arrow. He has en
closed the figure in lines ' suggesting
a valentine .design.; '
It's up to the boys and girls, to
fill in the features and the bow and
arrow' and complete tht- Valentine
design. Use cither ' pencil, crayon
or pen and ink. Colors, if you like.
Fill in Coupon.
Clip from The Bee the outline and
the coupon attached" to it. Alter
finishing; 'the Valentine . fill in" the
coupon and bring or mail the pic
ture and coupon to the Valentine
Contest Editor, The Bee.
The competition is open to all
Omaha, Nebraska aad Iowa boy
and girls of 12 years, or younger,-
The pictures must be turned hi or
mailed to the Valentine contest
editor not later than ; Thursday,
February 10. .1
. Nantes of the winners will be an
nounced in The" Evening Bee on St.
Valentine's day, February 14, arid
' The Morning Bee of February 15.
in celebration of the great compos
er's birthday anniversary, February
3. Rabbi Frederick Cohn will speak
on "Is the Jew Convertible?" All the
music selections will be from Mende
Assistant's Pay Reduced The
board of county commissioners voted
permission yesterday to Public De
fender John N. Baldwin to employ
one. assistant in his office- at $125 a
month. This is $25 a mwth, less
than was paid the assistant in that
office under the former public de
fender, a democrat, i -
Sues to Recover Land Edward D.
Roberts filed suit yesterday in fed
eral court against his wife, Mrs.
Frances Roberts of Paxton, Neb.,
and a number of Omaha and Red
Oak. Ia., attorneys to regain title to
land and several thousand dollars.
He charges the defendants with get
ting possession of the land after he
was adjudged insane.
Will Buy Protectors Police Com
missioner Ringer and Chief of
Police Eberstein took one of the
supposedly bullet-proof body protec
tors down to the foot Of Burt street
Wednesday afternoon and fired many
shots at it. Mr. Ringer concluded
that it is fairly bullet-proof and de
cided to purchase a dozen of the
protectors at S25 each for use by the
Tio Eat, No Danco The chappies
over at the University club will have
to eat if they want to dance Satur
day night. These dances were dis
continued in mid-December, because
the members partook too much of
the dancing which was free and too
llttlo of the food which cost a price.
Now the dances have been resumed,
but dues have been boosted 10 per
cent at the club. -
Body of Widow of Former
Omahan to Be Buried Here
Mrs. Helen R. Clark, widow of
Hugh G. Clark, died yesterday at the
home of her son, Walter G. Clark,
in St. Louis. The body will be re
ceived here Saturday morning for
burial. Funeral services will be held
at 2 Saturday afternoon at Forest
Mrs. Clark was 85 years old. She
is survived by one son, with whom
she lived since the death of her hus
band in Omaha 25 years ago. '
Hugh G. Clark was representative'
of the Dupont Powder company Jr.
Omaha years ago and the son, Wal
ter G., established a local sporting
goods establishment which still beat's
his name. Mrs. Clark and her son
moved from Omaha 10 years ago.
v- . . . Decreet. '
Helen Hoffmann from Oscar Hoffmann,
William E. Chamber! from Florence
Chambers, fiensrtion. -
Grace M. Jackson from Otli Jackio.
' Marie Wiggins from Glenn Wiggins,
Beatrice Pauleen agtlnat Christian Paul
sen, desertion. ' ,
Eleanor Oblcr against Carl Ohler, non-J
support. . . - .
Nellie Taylor against Thomas Taylor
Myrtle Hansen against Harvey Hansen,
Kmroa Wtlsi against Hani Weiss, cru-i
THE BEK: OMAHA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1921.
From Home When
Daylight Prtmlers, Caught in
Act of Looting House, Rout
ed by Woman After Police
Screams of Mrs. John Fit
Roberts, 230J South Thirty-second
avenue1, routed two daylight burglars
from her home at 3 yesterday -afternoon..
Mrs. Roberts was upstairs dress
ing when she heard the door bell
ring persistently for several mo
She did not answer the bell -anil
all became quiet again.
She continuJ her toilette.
She thought she heard a noise at
the rear door, cut dismissed the
thought from her mind.
Again she thought she heard
someone , walking downstairs and
decided to investigate.
Recalls Chief's Advice.
Recalling Chief Eberstcin's order
two days ago citing a scream as a
woman's best protection against
house prowlers and burglars, Mrs.
Roberts started down the stairs to
investigate the noise.
she saw two men rifling the buffet
in the dining room. v
. - screamed.
They ran out the rear door.
Mrs. Roberts ran to the telephone
and called the police. Again she
heeded the instructions given out in
The Bee by Chief Eberstein.
Officers Hurry to Scene.
Officers Haley and Xclson'were
dispatched to the scene.
Scarcely had lliey left police hcad-
quarters in the cmergencv car when
Mrs. J. A. Changslrom, 2232 South
Thirty-second avenue, called to re
port having seen a negro and a white
man run from the rear door of the
When Officers Haley and Nelson
reached the neighborhood aU was
The burglars had already secured
$2 from the top drawer of "thCburTct
and were rifling the other dra,wcs
when they were discovered.
Chief Eberstein was gratified yes
terday afternoon to 'learn that his
instructions to women of Omaha,
published exclusively in The Bee, had
shown effect so promptly
"This case of the Roberts' home
shows conclusively that a woman's
best protection is her scream," he
said. . : ,
"Women of Omaha should read
of this instance and profit by Mrs.
Roberts' success." . .
Work to Be Resumed Soon
On Medical Arts Building
Work- on the Medical Arts 16
story building at Seventeenth and
Dodge streets, stopped' for-several
months, will begin by April at the
latest, it was announced yesterday.
A saving of $300,000 in cost of con
struction has resulted from the delay.
John Latenser, architect, says many
buildings, held vp till prices come
down, will be started soon.
Meetings of Missionary
Alliance Will Continue
Meetings of the Christian andMis
sionary alliance, Ijeld at Twenty
fourth and. Binney streets, will con
tinue the remainder of the week, and
over Sunday. These meetings are
very interesting, and the attendance
is good. The services are under
direction of, the Rev. Robert : R.
Browli and the Rev. Luke Rader.
Lumber Company Sued -
Bradford-Kennedy Lumber com
pany was made defendant in a suit
filed in federal court yesterday for
alleged nonfulfillment of a lumber
contract with the J. B. Whelan com
pany, Topeka, Kan, The plaintiff
alleges the contract was entered into
on August 21, 1919. andAas not yet
been filled and asks judgment for
$3,540.50. , The Whelan company
charges that the contract was held
up until it was forced to buy lumber
at a much higher price.
-"-i lf ' '
Made Since IMS
Will Last a Lifetime
See the New Models
Does Your Back Ache?
Have you swollen hands, ankles,
feet, due to a dropsical condition,
often caused by disoraered kidneys?
Naturally when the kidneys are
deranged thetlood is filled with poi
sonous uric acid, which settles in the
tissues of the feet, ankles, wrists or
back as uratic salts.
It is just as necessary to keep the
kidneys acting properly as to keep
the bowels active to rid the body of
The very best possible way to take
care of yourself is to take a glass of
hot water before meals and an "An
uric" (anti-uric acid) tablet.
This "Anuric" is a:fiew discovery
made bv Dr. Pierce of the Invalids'
Hotel. Buffalo, N. Y. All druggists
keep it, or if you prefer send 10c for
trial package to Dr. Pierce and write
for free medical advice.
Four Months Needed
Tb Complete Repairs
Upon Court House
Although 16 months have elapsed
since the riot a4id fire of September
28, 1919. the court house is still far
from repaired, and County Commis
sioner Unitt said yesterday it will be
at least four months more before the
building is completely restored.
"It will be three months before the
county treasurer's office on the main
floor is ready for the painters. The
Every day brings thou
sands of visitors to the
which is featuring a
By Omaha Firms
Now in progieas on the
main floor of the
Open Until 6 P. M.
and From 7)30 P. M.
Until 9 P. M.
Women's Union Suits
Women's union suits in heavy or
super weight" cotton, high neck,
Jong sleeves, low neck, no sleeves,
ankle, lengths. Priced very spe
cial, $1.95 suit. .
Our Downstairs Store Offers Unusually Low Prices
on Merchandise of Good Quality
News of Interest
to Men and Boys
59 men's and youths' high grade suits, mostly c&
si meres and worsteds, in brown or gray mixtures and
some plain serges. If your size is here you will find
a wonderful bargain. Sizes 34 to 38. , ,
125 pairs of men's
pants, khaki and striped
worsteds at $2.95 pair.
Nearly . all sizes in this
Boys' waists, sizes 4
to 8, 50c.
Men's work shirts, 75c.
Men's soft collars, 5c.
And other articles too
Remnants of Bleached Table Damask
Immense accumulation after our January linen sale in
lengths from lft toZ yards. These are marked much be
low January sale for quick clearance.
36 in. Figured challie a good quality
in neat figures or light or dark color3.
Colored Organdie "
59c yd. " .
40 in. colored organdie in all the
wanted shades of lavender, pink, blue,
gold, an excellent quality, 59c yd.
contract for the office fixtnres has
just been let and the contractor wants
four months to put them in, which
we insist be reduced to three months.
This room was the worst damaged
in the building.
"H the plaintit? who is seeding to
conjoin the painting appeals his case
tb the supreme court, the painting
may be tied up for many months."
, Mrs. Sibhith Lectures
Columbus, Neb., Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) Mrs.Mary Shibbitt of Wich
ita, Kan., lectured in the Methodist
church on the subject "American
Democracy" under the auspices of
the W. tJ. T.. V,
Large booklets, hand
painted ribbons - tied cwith
beautiful sentiments for
sweethearts, mother, wife
and friend, 50c to $1.00. ,
Small and medium sized''
ribbon tied booklets, 10c to
Lac valentines, 5c to 35c.
Humorous valentines, 5c
Mechanical valentine, 5c
to 35c, each. ,
Valentine 'material, 35c
Party favors and decora
tions including luncheon sets,
napkins, decorations, crepe
paper, Valentitie party caps,
nut cups, ice 'or salad cups,
paper plates, doilies, place
cards, tally cards, invita
tions, cut out hearts, cupids,
arrows, and small decorative
seals. Priced from 5c to $1.
Values for Friday
Women's pure thread silk
stockings, made with six thread
heel and toe to give real service.
All sizes in black, white and col
There are just 45
of these men's and
young men's over
coats, most of them
cheviots, in either
belted or plain mod
els, all colors for you
to choose, but not all
sizes. ' '
Men's and Young Men's
55 men's moleskin
vests, blanket lined, sin
gle and double breasted
sizes, 38 to 44, $1.95
. Boys' and girls' kover
gowns, fine quality,
numerous to mention.
36 in. shirting flannel, a good quality
in neat stripes or cnecKS. .
Beautiful ginghams in handsome
plaids of light and dark colors, these
are of very fine quality and are unusual ,
value for 59c yd.
Given Week to Show
Sighs of Solvency
A week was allowed the Fengcr
Hospital company by District Judge
Sears yesterday to file . affidavits
showing that it is being conducted
efficiently and has prospects ol solv
ing its financial difficulties.
The hearing came up on a peti
tion filed by the Selden Breck Con
struction company for a receiver.
i He rengcr Hospital company
For the Wbmen'Who Make
For herself or for her home our Art Department
is a constant source of inspiration.
Here you will find all materials for making a
lamp shade and expert instruction in making it, if
you. so desire; garments and other articles stamped
for embroidery in most attractive designs; yarn
that will make you an enviable sweater; and in
numerable other things which delight you if you are
clever with the needle.
Shoe Specials for Friday
Broken lines left from the season's selling are
placed on bargain tables and marked at these prices
for quick disposal.
Women's boots, newest
styles on sale at $3.95 pr.
Women's oxfords and
pumps on sale at $3.95 pr.
Men's shoes, all sizes in
this lot, $3.95 pr.
i ' Men's Miinson army shoes,
Goodyear welt sole, $5.95 pr.
Children's and boys shoes,
on tables, all sizes in the lot,
priced from $1.00 to $2.95 pr.
Women's newest style spats,
assorted, colors, all sizes at
Trimming Embroidery and Lace
These are good lengths in white, creani and
black lace f lodncings ; nets in black, cream,
white and colors, as well as banding edgings,
, etc, trimmings, embroidery and laces.
Women's super weight cot
ton, union suits, high neck,
long sleeves or Dutch neck,
elbow sleeves and some are
bodice tops and ankle length.
Two Speqals for Boys
37 boys' knickerbocker suits'
sizes 12 to 17, mixed cassi
meres, blue serges and cordu
took over the partly completed build
ing at Twenty-sixth street and Dew
ey avenue last . May wheu Dr. and
Mrs. E. C. Henry, who were build
ing it as the Lord Lister hospital,
were unable to complete- it.
Attorneys for the Honry sail
yesterday they had mortgaged their
home and automobile in trying to
carry through the project. They
stated also tlxrf the insurance had
been allowed to . lapse because
premiums could not be paid.
Examination of trustworthy rec
ords has convinced scientist that
there has been no appreciable change
in' the climate of northern Europe
b 1,000 years.
So varied , are the
styles this season that
they can't help but
meet the requirements
of every type.
Eton and box coats
have appeared with a
few, new angles., how
ever, and here and
therp a sash. There's
the ripple hip to some
of the coats and then,
too, some of the skirts
have a slight flare, de
pending upon the sil
houette 6f the coat.
Tailored suits still find
perfection in the nar
Children's fleeced lined
union suits high neck, long
sleeves, ankle lengths. Ages
: 8 to 16, at 49c suit.
Pants, $1.98 pr,
96 pairs of boy's corduroy
pants, fine quality knicker
bockers, $1.98. AU sizes.
Handsome velour flannel, 19c yd.
This splendid quality comes in veryv
handsome designs and good colors.
Pillow Cases 49c each
Hemstitched pillow cases of fine
round thread quality, in size 45x36,
perfectly hemmed and neatly stitched,
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