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TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
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Official Taper of the City of Aliianc
ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1921.
TAKE STEPS TO
CARRY OUT THE
Forccav Nebraska: Generally
fair tonight .and Wednesday; colder
east and central portion?; 'cold wave,
extreme southeast portion, with the.
temperature ranging fiom zero to fivo
below; continued cold Wednesday.
Write Morrill Commissioners and the
State Officials Protesting
to have a meeting with you. We are
Kure that the importance of this road
is well known to the state department
as well as all others desiring this
north and south connection and the
shorter and more direct it can be
made the better all interests will be
served for the years to come.
llease let us hear from you as
promptly as possible and oblipe, yours
Now that a peace treaty has been g Kftu VdUnS W
signed Deiween i-ne Alliance roau 4 rhairm-in
boosters and the Box Butte county onairman.
commissioners, and a comprehensive; ALLIANCE, Dec. 17. Department
road program mapped out, things are of Public Works, Lincoln. Dear Sirs:
Btirring in road circles. The commis- ( We acknowledge yours of the 13th by
nioners have already adopted a resolu- Mr. Morey, enclosing blueprint show
tion designating for state and federal ing the designated roads in Box Butte
aid up the railway track to Heming- and Morrill counties for a south con
ingford and then north to the county nection, which do not meet,
line. The resolution, which was adopt-1 At a meeting with our citizens on
ed Monday, prescribed the following December 15, with all facts consid
erate for the road:- ered, the sentiment expressed was
Going out of Alliance on, .the Tenth that to meet this connection is en
street road west to the turn on the tirely too much of a defour and too
present Bo-ealled Hashman road, then much mileage for a south road. We
north to the Happy Hollow road, then feel this road should come right up
following the track to Hemingford, the track from Angora -to the county
through Berea. Leaving Hemingford, line in Morrill county and thence up
the road goes twelve miles due west the track in Box Butte county to our
to the Lawn church, and then eight south road and then into Alliance for
miles due north to the county line, near ( connection with both the Potash high
Marsland. It is understood that' the way and theChndron highway.
Crawford commissioners and road en- ve have done much bickering with
thusiasts are only too anxious for this Morrill county over this road. They
connection and will do their best to have gone to the trouble to secure re
Fee that it is designated and approved jnqUijjhment of claims for right-of-for
state and federal aid. way up the track and even asked and
The commissioners have also writ- received signatures from our board to
ten- letters to State Engineer Johnson
and the Morrill county commissioners
in regard to the proposed location of
the North Star highway in Morrill
county. An effort will be made to
arrange a meeting with the state en
gineer, in the event the two sets of
commissioners cannot arrive at an
agreement. The board, through its
chairman, speaks plainly and say3
openly that it prefers a Broadwater
connection to the proposed road north
Chance for Settlement
Division Engineer Gaddis, who met
with the commissioners today, is of the
opinion that the matter can be settled
without calling in his chief. He de
clares that the Fole' difficulty is one
of expense for Morrill county, and
there is no way Box Butte can share
the burden. ,
Mr nmidia is not so certain wheth
er ctnti lonartment will look with Joe Dolan. nineteen, and Jack Do-
favor, on the proposed tracK roau 10 ian, eighteen, orouiers, were arrestee
join this road at the intersection of
the county tone and the railroad track.
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Practically Alf Stuff Stolen" Trom'the
Wilson Store Sunday Night Is
Recovered by Officers.
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nr HE ALLIANCE HERALD publishers,
just entering:; upon their third year iii
Alliance, extend sincere good wishes to the
friends everywhere who have, by their
splendid support, helped to make the years
of our sojourn both pleasant and profitable.
Not to acknowledge our gratitude would
leave a big debt unpaid. 4 )
The big family of Herald subscribers
fully two thousand of them our advertis
ers and other patrons all have been of the
utmost assistance to us in building up The
Herald. We pledge our utmdst efforts to
make this newspaper better in every pos
sible way, and to strive to merit your con-,
tinued confidence and good will. We prize
no other gift: so highly. f
Like the treasure ship 'of olden times,
"full-fraught .with precious things, so! may
Christmas and the New .Year come to you
laden with all that will make for your Hap
piness and Contentment.
at Bridgeport Monday afternoon by
Sheriff Ray Newman of Morrill coun
ty, .at the request of Sheriff Miller of
Box Butte county, following the rob
bery of the Wikon furniture store in
this city Sunday night The youths
were brought to Alliance this noon
and are now lodged in the county jail.
Sometime Sunday night a window
was broken in the rear of the Wilson
store and merchandise taken valued
Hemimrford and Marsland. This was
a part of the state department's pro
gram four years ago, but it is not now
among plans for the immediate future.
Alliance road boosters are of the opin
ion, however, that the department will
not stand in the way if it is shown
that the whole county is in accord on
this road, although it's hard to say
what action the state bureau will take
in tha matter.
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The following letters, explaining whs at 5j50.no. The missing article in
attitude of the county comnussioiers, cme two 8ujtcases, knives, cutlery!
were mailel tne rawer pan 01 io amj electrical appliances, practically
week, following a meeting with an. Al- aJ1 of w.njch was found in the posses
1 liance delegation: , I sion of the young men when arrested
ALLIANCE, Neb., Dec. 17. Board in Bridgeport. They had fold a por-
of County Commissioners, Bridgeport, tion of the stolen goods for $5.50 ut
NeD. Gentlemen: We are in receipt that place before being apprehended.
of a letter from the department of The boys claim to have been liv-
public works with, copy of resolution jn(? at Casper, on the "Sandbar", for
and map, snowing me piu. the nve years, iney tay mai
thev worked for the U .1, waiter
. OF BURLINGTON
DISCUSS BUSINESS CONDITIONS
ON LINES WEST
ENDS HIS LIFE
FARMER NEAR ALLIANCE A SUI
CIDE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Gives Account of
At a special meetinir of the charity
board committee of the Alliance cham
ber of commerce, held at the chamber
rooms Monday evening, there were
present Mrs. S. W. Thompson, chair
man; Mrs. Llovd C. Thomas, secre
tary; II. D. Hacker, Rev. B. J. Mi-
nort, Mrs. W. E. fcpencer, Mr. and
Mrs, Samuel Tillett Mrs. W. W.
Johnson, N. A. Kemmish, W. R. Pate.
Ihe board completed arrangement?
for Christmas dinners for ttbout fif
teen families who are receiving help.
The Elks, Woman's club and other or
ganizations are taking an active part
and each is caring for a certain number.
The fathers in, three different fam
ilies in the city are due for some
drastic action unless they mend their
ways. Ihe committee, after Rome
quiet but thorough investigation, has
decided that these men will be re
ferred to the proper authorities unless
they make some attempt to care for
ana assist their dependent and needy
families. Two of the families are re
ported to have been selling groceries
and clothing which has been given
them, and the father of the third
family, although earning money, is re
ported to bo neglecting his family.
Iho present usually severe coin
weather is causing some suffering
among poorly supplied families which
are being looked after, and those who
desire to make donations of food 01
clothing are requested to phone the
secretary, Mrs. Thomas, at phone 74,
in order that their donations may ie
put to proper use. Duplication of ef
fort will be avoided if those who wish
to help will advise the bend of the
committee: Mrs. S.. W. Thompson,
phone 417-W, or Mrs. Lloyd Thomas.
OPENS SEASON BY TWICE DE
DISCUSSES I !!E
CONDITIONS IN WESTERN NE
Adris Farmers Not to Go Into the
Game as a Sideline, But as
Over thirty farmers and their fam
ilies were guesto of the Alliance
chamber of commerce at a special
luncheon tendered them Saturday
noon, at which E. M. Little of Fre
mont was the speaker. Mr. Little,
who described himself as a farmer but
who is also an expert on dairy cattla
ind who has been instrumental In
lrinsring hundreds of them into Ne
braska, spoke for an hour to those
present He has visited Sidney,
Scottsbluff and Alliance, in the west
ern end of the state, nt the request of
the Omaha chamber of commerce,
which has inaugurated a campaign to
promote the dairy industry in tho
Mr. Llttte was Introduced by J. S.
Rheih. vice president of the Alliance
chamber of commerce, who presided.
The speaker said that he was ruised
fn the dairy business and that he had
"milked" his way throueh the state
university. He declared that the fact
that there is a lartre, modern cream
ery at Alliance adds 3 cents to the'
price of butterfat to the producers
The three essentials of the cow bus
iness, according to Mr. Little, are,
firrt, the cow; second, the food sup
ply, and third, the mnrket. "Western
Nebraska," said he, "has a wonderful
supplv of feed alfalfa and corn.
Wih reference te the use of silaVrv
u- T nu ,m that last yesr he f c I
100 yearling steers on silage and ha;'
nnd that in ninety dnvs they gained
216 pounds. During the next ninety
days he added to the above foed n
supplement of three pounds of oil moRl
pod the gain during thit ier!od was
only 211 pounds. "I would not farm
without a Bilo, he said. , , , r
Experience Is Valuable. v.j
"Only men with previous experience
should go into the dairy business on
a larce scale." said Mr. T.ittlo "Th
' ' I averajre dairy cow for each 100 pounds
Alliance high school opened the has- of milk produced eats 32 pounds of
ketbnll Feason by handing the Chad-1 corn, valued et .'10 cents rr duhM: 64,
ron Fcnoois iwo oeieais. ine 1: in pounds 01 aitana, valued at $8 Der
Takes Measure of Normal Five
Score of 17 to 15 Wins From
High Scholo, 27 to 20
Uii.ln-enort state highway from Alli
ance. At a meeting with our citizens
on December 15 for the purpose of
going over this matter, we decided
that your proposed route leaves the
railroad track at Bonner and comes
straight north to the county line.
There has been much bickering
about this road and we felt, when
vour committee of interested citizens
Lumber company there for two
months and for the Midwe.'t Oil re-
had gone to the troume 01 secunni? piare they had purchased tickets
damage waivers for right-Df-way up Tney ciajm that their father's n
was Jim Dolan and they lived at 222
North 10th street, Denver, for several
years, their mother dying there in
1012. They say that their father took
them to Cody, Wyoming, where he
i:pl In toifl. Thpir schooling, accord-
Ihe sentiment at this meeting was jnr to thcir j.toryi was received at the
again.st any further uetour v Jefferson whool in Denver.
the track road, in order to get this Both of the youths were dressed in
connection. This senuniem wa Iiew blue serge suits, son wnue roi
on the extra mileage cau.-eu iur ton- iars an(j nevv pnoes,
the track, and had asKeu a wriutu
agreement from us to join you at the
intersection of the county line with
the railroad, that the matter was
tuHPticallv settled and was satisfac
tory to all concerned.
tinuous travel and if there wa3 no
chance for reconsideration of this
matter by your board, it would be
preferred to take the bhorter route by
It has been stated that our county
has stood willing to meet your county
at any point. But the later develop
ments, with the written agreement
..m 11 to meet on the county line
at the intersection of the railroad, nat-
No Definite Decision in Regard to
Improvements at Alliance
Alliance was visited, Friday a,nd
Saturday of last week, by most of the
high officials of the Burlington rail
road. Among those who attended a
conference here were President Hole
Holden. vice president; C. S .Burn-
finery for three months, although they ham, operating vice president; U. P.
cannot give details. They claim that Bracken, T. Roope of Lincoln, super
they were broke in Alliance and that jntendent of motive power; W. F.
thev "found" the two suitcases filled Thiehoff of Omaha; F. Comb, siqer
with stolen goods at the Burlington jntendent of the Sheridan division;
depot Sunday nipht. shortly before the c. C. Holtorf, superintendent of the
Sterling division; ueneral superin
tendent A. G. Smart and 8ure-intend-ent
F. G. Gurley of the Alliance di
vision Mr. Holden and Mr. Bracken,
accompanied by Mr. Smart, left Fri
day evening, on an inspection trip over
the lines west, and the other men re
mained here for a conference.
There was a report that Alliance has
been slated for about a hundred thou
sand dollars Worth of improvements,
but at the railroad offices it was said
that no definite action had been taken
Condition of wages, rates und busi
ness is now so uncertain, it was
pointed out, that it was thought lest
to delay decision until time become
Believed to Have Been Despondent
Over Financial Affairs Fu
1 neral Held Monday
Adolph Brost, sixty, pioneer Box
Butte county farmer, committed pui
cide at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon at
his home, thirteen miles northeast or
Alliance, by shooting himself in the
head with a shotgun.
Brost. a widower, and a fourteen-
year-old son were preparing Fupper,
train left for Bridgeport, to which
Joe is 5 feet
4 inches in height and JhcK is o Teet
5 inches. They claim to have had no
trouble of this kind before and al
though they appear olde rthan they more nearly normal,
state, are not worried bytheir can-,
ture. '. Mrs. Oscar Maret or I nermopyiis,
' ' Wvo.. formerly Miss Alice Cailon,
The potoffice announces that on js visiting in Alliance at the home
Sunday and Monday, December 25 tnd 0f her oarents. Mr. and Mrs. John
2i, the carriers will make one com- Cr.rbon. Mrs. I. W. Wright, another
ruin trin pjirh dav. Money order. ,l..i..kt.i. 1j ovrwwtut in arrive from
urally takes precedence over any oth- jejt-tiy and ceneral delivery windows Lander with her two children within
er previous discussion, Deing ii me wil open from y a. m. unt:l Vi 1
f a oecuieu poinu ne me
not unmindful that this route may
cause your county a little more mile
ace, nor is this our main reason for
protesting me inwm u.
route. But, because of the years of
service and the continued extra mile
age for the connection, which we feel
sure in the end will more than jus
tify the added construction exinse.
We feel that a joint meeting of your
board and ours with Mr. Johnson of
the state department, if possible,
might bring about an agreement to
settle definitely thig much-needed road
and we hope such a meeting: can be
. ni-snced in the near future unless,
perchance, you are willing to recon
kWr, and in that event will be glad
J. W .Guthrie has received a tetter
from Henry C. Keach, formerly ore n
h;t at the Imperial theater, which
brings the news that Mr. Keach, who
is no wat Greenville, Tex., is again
able to walk.
the next few days.
The meeting of the Rotary club for
Wednesday evening has been postpon
ed, due to the holiday season. A spe
cial program had been arranged, but
this win prooaoiy De given wie meet
ing following Christmas.
C. H. Sneer of the National store in
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this city naa nanaeu in nis resijm.i
Charles Benjamin is suffering from
a dislocated hip and shoulder, received , tjon expects to be relieved within
when ne sieppea in noie at uw vug a Bhort time.
of the sidewalk.
The Married People's Dancing dub
held one of the best meetings in the
history of the organization last Sat
urday at the armory, when one hun
dred dancers were present.
It is pretty hard to tell sometimes
whether some of the highly paid men
strike because they want more money
or because they just want a little time
in which to spend what they already
game was with the Normal Friday
n:ght. It was a clo e b-ittle from
start to finish. On th tip-off AH;
ance got tho ball and BTcknell m'sM?d
an easy shot. -There was no scorincr
from the field during the first Fix
minutes of play. Yates of Chad ron
broke into the scoring column by tos
iner a couple of baskets from the ield.
followed by Crops for one oal. First
half ended with scove of 8 to .1 !n the
The Normalites started he scoring
in the second half in whirlwind f.uh
ion, scoring six points in so many min
utes. The high school began to hit
their stride, outfighting the Normal,
and with five minutes left to play,
scored six field goals: Cross, four;
Bicknell and Joder each one 'apiece.
The Normal tried desperately to tie
ton; and 120 pounds of silajre, valued '
at $4 per ton, producing 100 pound
of milk at a cost of (50 cents for feed,
on the year round basis, with 10,000
pounds of milk per year."
"The dairy cow is a complex piece
o fmachinery and requires study r.ll
the time," said Mr. Little. "You w II
innever find two cows alike. 1 would
not recommend that dairy cows bo
put in unless you have a field ahead
of you. The dairy cow brings in an
income the year round and you should
make a business of it. Don't try to
make it a sideline. It is much easier
than the farming of grain crops for a
"The dairy cow is the most efficjent
of all farm animals. The cow U'six
times est efficient as is the steer in
the idilirat'on of hav and (Trains."
avail, final whistle score 17 to 15, in
favor of Alliance.
C. 1 11 jlu 1 iYiA Allinn wnrrlnrs tun-
He sent the boy into the kitchen to I lp(J wjlh Superintendent Crawford's
look after the meal and then placed proU.RCS. There was a better display
the muzzle of the gun to his left jawf bajjk,ti,an jn this game, on bo'h
and using a cleaning rod to push the , It c0felv contested. Alli-
the score by taking long ihots, with no Mr. Little then mentioned Kaite Ger
trigger shot away the entire left side
of his face and head.
Brost is reported to have been de
spondent over financial matters and is
anre took the lead early in the first
half and held it throughout the came.
The final score was 27 to 20, while id
the end of the first half it was 12 to 9
said to have told a neighbor a lew,;n Alliance's favor.- Superintendent
lavs aero that he would kill himself. 1 Crawford, former principal of Alliance
He is survived by seven children, fiveihSph school, had hopes of crowning the
sons and tnree uaugnters. ciuintet from Alliance, ana inrew u
Funeral services were held from the, w-aie into the locals the rtr.t part of
Methodist church in Alliance at two the second half,
o clock Monday afternoon, with Kev.
M. u. Smith in charge. Interment
was in onsen woou cemetery.
The suicide was an uncle of the Al
liance mati of the same name who died
in Alliance at the hospital a few
weeks afro while being operated on
for tonsilitH. This is thought to have
weighed on his mind and perhaps to
have been partly the cause of his act.
For Revival At
That the potash industry In Ne
braska may get on its feet a?ain is
m i.: .u. f:.... ........ lorecasieu in a decree meu 111 irunui
church presented a sacred Christmas ??UI ,iiu,,'f V 1 Zhr i .h,vh hi
concert at the evening service at the 1 V11 , 1 J 5.9W?"' Ln tl
church Sunday. The following pro-, ""f-r- 'i;" r'h
gram was presented: ur',W. - ' uZZZ
Vance taking solo part.
le Shepherds of Beth- company or
; Mrs. J. S. Rhein, Mr. P??,? th A.
solo oarU. 9' NeJ,",a 1
Smart; Mrs. Rhein. Avis Joder.
Anthem, "Through the Silent Star
ry Night," Wilson; eolo, Mr. Shellen-
Violin solo, "To Spring," Craig; Mr.
Anthem, "O Little Town of Beth
lehem," Nelson; solo, Mr. Bald; duet,
Mrs. Nelson, Avis Joder.
Anthem, "The Heavenly Sign," Lo
renz; recitative, Mrs. Rhein.
Quartet. "Hallowed Nieht." Messrs.
Hewett, Shellenberger, Vance, Bald.
Anthem. "What Mean Those Holy
Veioes," Adams: trio, . Mrs. Rhein,
Aria Joder. Lulu Surgeon: Mrs. B.
of Deleware, bankrupt, to
merican Fota.sh company
the sum of approximately
the remnant of the proceeds
uukt., inore -was joy jn neaven, r. insllPnr nolicies.
VI V VV.wvy y " '
rniwted bv Mr. Wauch as the result
nf th fire at the Antioch potash plant
in 1920. At least the i.incoin Mar
sees a possible revival of the indus
try, although it is sugsrested that even
$99,000 won't keep tne poiasn piani
Referee McClenahan further rules
that this order shall not affect any
subsisting restraining order now in
force as against the American Potash
company of Nebraska and iU officers
and agents, in the suit in nty of
George Harris against William b.
Sharp and others, now pending in the
ben. the famous Univer;ty of Ne
braska cow, and stated that she hnd
produced 18, (KM) pounds of milk and
723 pounds of butter in one year. Sh .
produced, from the same food, 2,200
pounds of edible fro Stuffs to 450
po"vt from a steer.
I have bought and sold dairy cows
for twelve years," said the speaker.
"and I beFeve that, they will be 25
per cent hiirher in a year than they
are at this tune, in1? production on
foodstuffs from the dairy cow, in pro
portion to other animals, is as fol
Dairy cow, J 00 pounds of feed to 18
Hog, 100 pounds of feed to 15
Calf, 100 pounds of food to 7 1-2
Hen, 100 pounds of food to 5
Sheep, 100 100 pounds of food to 3
Steer, 100 pounds of food to 2 1-2
"The dairy cow takes practically no
plant food from the farm," said Mr.
Little. "One hundred pound of but- .
ter takes less than 4 cents worth of
fertility permanently from the soil,
while f0 bushels of oats takes away
fertility valued at $14.50, based on
the comparative value of fertilizer.
"In Denmark they make monev in
dairying on land valued at J500 to
J1.500 pe racre; in Holland much of
the land used for dairy purposes is
valued at $1,000 per acre. Conditions
here in western Nebraska are excel
lent for dairying.
"The type or breed d si red fo rdairy
ing depends upon the individual." In
closing his talk Mr. Little stated that
good dairy cows can be laid down in
western Nebraska, Alliance for in
stance, at $110 per head, for three,
f our orfive-year-oldai First calves
can be purchased for $15 less. It is
quite probable that his visit to this
part of the state will remit in the
bringing in of a good number cf td
ditional dairy herds.