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Official Paper of Box Butte County
TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
Official Taper of the City of Alliane
ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEDUASKA, FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1922.
REPORT OF THE
ADDITIONAL SAVINGS AND
'Cemetcry Fund Increased 43 Per Cent
Police and Public Welfare
City Manager N. A. Kemmish in
this issue presents the second install
ment of his preliminary report of the
accomplishments and economies during
his first year in charge of the admin
istration of the city of Alliance. In a
previous report, the general operating
expenses of the city were considered,
which showed not only the largest
cash balance on hand in years, but that
the city had spent but 70 cents out of j
each dollar received. There was also
included a preliminary statement of
the affairs of the city water and light
in this issue, Mr. Kemmish takes
up the cemetery, the public safety de
jpartment and the department of public
welfare. He gives his plan for bulding
up a permanent cemetery fund which
will allow for the hiring of a care-
A-i -ii 1 1 1 .1 e u
waiter an me )ear uruuuu, aiiu wi ",c I
inherited tangle in finances that must
Joe straightened out. The city manager j
also tells of law enforcement and give
the actual conditions in the city during
the past year, and the gradual im
provement as show by lessened num
bers of law infractions. Finally,
he takes up the work of the depart
ment of public welfare and tells what
Jias been accomplished in furthering
The report, of course, is only pre
Jiminary. Mr. Kemmish plans to make
a detailed report, which will in all
probability be published in pamphlet
iorm within a month or two. City
Clerk Kennedy is now working on a
detailed statement for the water and
flight departments, and Mr. Kemmish
is planning on a study of taxation in
Alliance, which will be included in the
Mr. Kemmish'B report follows:
To the Citizens of Alliance: We
kerewith submit the following report
of the activities of the city govern
ment for the year ending May, 21,
Th city business has been conducted
carefully and in a buainess-lik man
ner. As you will note 1n going: over
this - report, our expenditure have
Jjeen considerably below not only our
estimate of expenses, but they have
ueen also below the co3t of previous
.years. We thereiore submit this re
port in facts for your careful consid
eration. , , , , it
We first take up the table of the
operating expenses in connection with
the city government. Next we have
taken up the revenues and expen
ditures of the light and water depart
ment. Third, we take up the receipts
and exnenditures of the cemetery.
Fourth, the public safety department,
mniistinir of the nolice and fire de
partments. Fifth, public welfare.
When we tcok over the cemetery a
there was a balance of $A
2;.8.91 in the cemetery fund. I his
-balance included all money previously
paid in by patrons from the sale of
lots and tor perpetual care of individ
ual lots. In the past it seems mat
any expenses of operating the ceme
tery were paid out of this lund and any I
money received from the sale of lots,
r for perpetual care was credited to
it. There was no auempi hiuub m
separate these funds or to create a
permanent cemetery fund. On April
15 of each year since 1U17, the ceme
lerv fund has stood as follows:
1917, $042,33; 1918, $202.22; 1910,
3S38.1C; 1920, $2,305.80; 1921, $2,
The 1922 total shows an increase or
over $1,075 over the previous eai.
Last year, however, we mane a
.chance in the policy or spending this
niAn a r mill VlllVfi been building up this
Vnn.l as fast as we could. Any
H.MI1 IMC I 11 LT- 1 t.'l . ... i
-cemetery and not use up the principle
as has been our previous prutuy.
therefore increased this iunu -o i-er
cent over what it was a year ago.
It will require a number of years to
tuild this fund up and when it is built
vp to i 15,000 or $20,000, the annual
interest received therefor will maintain
,ur cemetery in splendid shape We
can then have a care-taker at the
"metery the year around without
.adding this additional expense or bur
flen tcfour taxes as we would have to
o now In the meantime we should
onomizeand build up the cemetery
fund as rapuiiy as " kTJ
ipMd this principle as we have been
'during the past year we have done
all work needed in the cemetery. The
fences have been repaired ami painted.
the water system and buildings have
Kpen keot in order and all graves kept
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paid in from the sale or lots nas j n was eviwni mai some ui mem
into this funL This mwney should be . would not sign a petition of any kind,
invented in come long time bonds and! although they expressed themselves as
;,..0t .1,1 in raring for the i favorable to mv claim, and it was for
ien-es we have had in operating me ; nad secureu me iwcniy-iour nuuic, i
cemetery during the past year we have intimated to Mr. Sallows that I could
paid lor out of the general city fund probably get another name in the
iand as stated, by doing this we have morning, and he then hastily stated
.added to the permanent fund $ 1.07a that the better way would le to de
...w it was a vear ago. We have cjde it by ballot. Taking it for granted
for Alliance and vicinity:
" r'hniAS ami
City Manager Has
Called in More
of Water Bonds
City Manager N. A. Kemmish ha9
call! in another $10,000 block of the
$55,000 water bond issue of 910.
This makes $20,000 since the first of
the year. The bonds are not due until
liMO, out by paying them off, several
hundred dollars in annual interest will
be saved the taxpayers.
The report of the city manager, pub
lished a few days ago, has called forth
much favorable comment from over
the state. The Omaha Bee yesterd-iy
published a most commendatory iiti
cle on the results of the system in Al
liance, and requests have come from
me Hastings chamber or commerce
am olher Places for coPies of the ie
John Jelinek Has
Entered the Race
for County Clerl
John Jelinek Thursday morning filed
for the democratic nomination for
county clerk. He lives in Running
Water precinct, twenty-three miles
north ot Alliance, and is regarded as
one of the most popular farmers in
the county. He is the second man to
file for this office, the other being
Frank Irish, present county treasurer.
Even if no others file, an interesting
contest should develop. ,
FORD CAR CASE
CLAIMS PUBLISHED ARTICLES
of the Lucky (?) Number
Doesn't Think He Get
a Fair Shake.
t Calvin D. Walker who ' drew the
lucky t (or unlucky, which j, was ft)
number at the recent Ford contest,
feels that he has been checkmated in
every turn in his efforts to get proper
consideration from the men who put
on the free Ford car drawing and ex
presses his ideas of the matter in the
following letter to The Herald editor:
ALLIANCE, Neb., May 18. To the
Editor of The Herald : I am aware of
the fact that it is not always the part
of wisdom to air your personal trou
bles publicly or otherwise, but I am
going to ask your indulgence just this
once in an effort to correct some er
roneous impressions that have been
broadcasted by your worthy contem
porary up street.
Will Have to "Be Shown."
"In closing his column write-up of
the Ford contest Tuesday, The Times
editor stated that "Mr. Walker's claim
was given every consideration," and
endeavored to leave the impression
that he really did what he could to
wards the furtherance of that claim
A few pertinent facts ought to dis
illusion the fair-minded citizens or Al
liance concerning these intimations.
From the very beginning of this un
pleasant affair when Mr. Sal laws made
a very hasty decision as to who was
the rightful winner of the car, it has
appeared to me and to many others
that he did everything in his power to
block the move for a reconsideration,
and public opinion alone, very emphat
ically expressed, was what caused him
to hold his hnal decision ror one weex.
I mav be wrong in holding to this
i opinion out win nave 10 ue snow a m
; any ev
hen it was agreed that it be left
to the merchants giving the contest,
f , ,
that the ballot way was
Thursday night when I
that a petition bearing but twenty
four names of the merchants inter
ested would not influence the Times
alitor, the Detition was not formally
ented to him, aitnougn ne couiu
A: 1 1 1 I
e seen it at any ume nau ne tuieu
to and asked to see it. out mis ne
Question of a Majority.
"And the funnv Dart of it is that
twenty-four names on a petition did
not constitute a majority of the mer
chants, while in the balloting last Sat
urday, twenty-four ballots did count as
a ma'ioritv for the other fellow. They
very easily got around that little
difficulty by eliminating one or me
narticiDatine merchants Mr. Ted
Fielding. Very convenient when the
necessity arose. This was entirely
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FOR NEXT WEEK
Class of Twenty-Five are Candidate
for Graduation Eleven Boys
and Fourteen Girls.
Next week will be graduation week
at the local schools, a number of the
usual ceremonies in honor of the sen
iors being put on then.
The annual senior picnic of the Alli
ance high school is being held today,
the picnickers going to Seottsbluff for
their celebration. In this they will
avoid the town, as this is the law
laid down by the school board with re
gard to the picnic.
The candidates for graduation this
Boys Robert Bicknell. Raymond
Brown, Harold Clark, James Fowler,
William Hilton, Clement Kneist, Ed
ward Morrow. M. J. O'Connor. Clar
ence Ralls, Rowland Threlkeld, Lewis
Girls Florence Baker, Mariellen
Beagle, Lcota Becker, Genevieve Dot
son, Oral Edwards, Ethelyn Ellis,
Dorothy Hampton, Theresa Tooney,
Irma Miller. Blanche Peterson, I.Ua
Thompson, Belva Tipple, Grace White,
Josephine Wright. j
Baccalaureate Sermon Sunday.
The first of the series of functions
in honor or the seniors will ce tne
baccalaureate service at the high
school auditorium Sunday evening,
Mav 21. Rev. Stephen J. Epler will
deliver the baccalaureate sermon. 1 be
irogram, which starts at 8 p. pi. will
e as follows :
Vocal duet, Misses Dow ami Wilson.
Prayer, Rev. M. C. Smith.
Saxophone solo, Miss Kibb'o.
Scripture reading, Rev. B. J. Minoit.
Vocal solo, Mr. bhellenberger.
Sermon, Rtv. Stephen J. Epler.
Weal quartette, Messrs. Dii gey,
Irwin, Welch, Shellenberger.
Benediction, Lev. Andrew J. Hodge.
Tuesday will be Recognition day,
the exercises held in the morning.
This will be in the nature of a fare
well by the high school to the depart?
ing class. Josephine Wilson, junior
class president, will deliver, the Rec
ognition day address, with response
by Leet Becker, president of thaoj
ior class. Class night exercises will
be held Tuesday evening. This is the
night on which, tne senior msiory,
prophecy, -will.., poem, etc., are ie..d,
and this is usually the cause ot-a good
deal of merriment. I
The commencement exercises will be
held on Friday evening, May 26. Dr.
Walter Aitken, pastor of St, Paul M.
E. church of Lincoln, will deliver the
commencement address. Following is
Vocal solo, Mrs. Beal.
Invocation, Rev. M. C. Smith.
Violin solo, Mr. LaRivierre.
Address, Dr. Walter Aitken.
Vocal solo, Mrs. Khein.
Presentation of diplomas, Judge J.
H. H. Hewitt. t . t
Awarding of scholarship honors,
Superintendent W. R. Pate.
Vocal solo, Mr. Dingey.
Clark Lewis Was
From County Jail
Clark Lewis, the last of the four
youths arrested at Kastner's last Sat
urday night, was released Wednesday
evening, his fine being guaranteed by
a responsible party. The other three
of the quartet were released shortly
after the hearing. Lewis was he
only one to be removed from the city
to the county jail, all the others pay
ing their tines perore this was none.
The trial of the other five, who
were arrested the same night will be
held Friday atternoon at 'i. Ihese
were arrested while they were back
of the Smith pool hall. A small
amount of sugar whiskey was seized,
and it is belived that this will be sut-
ficient for conviction.
May Festival to Be
at The Imperial
Tho annual sDrine festival of Mrs,
Inirp Dunnincr's exuression class will
be nut on this evening at the Imperial
treatre. The entertainment will be in
the nature of an operetta, "When Polly
Was Queen of May." Louise Cogswell
will be the Mav Queen. She will have
three small attendants, Betty Sims,
Maxine Schafer and Gwendolyn Dow.
About sixty will take part, from the
high school expression class down to
the tiny tots. Those who saw last
year's entertainment will know what
the class can do, and they know that
they will not be disappointed.
T?nv Townsend of Stursris. is. D., one
of the stockholders of the Wykota Oil
company, is in Alliance today on business.
COMMENCEMENT E X E K C I S E S
SET FOR MAY 25.
Rev. Mr. Combs of Bayard Will Give
Address at the High School
Ninety-three eighth graders will l
graduated in Box Butte county this
year. The eighth grade commence
ment exercises are set for 8 o'clock on
the evening of May 25, at the high
school auditorium, with Rev. Mr.
Combs of the Christian church of
Bayard as the orator for the occasion.
This is practically the same number
of graduates as last year. Of the
ninety-three, fifty-one arc from the
various rural schools, nine from the
Hemingford schools and thirty-three
from St, Agnes academy.
Carolina Rose, orchestra.
Marche Aux Stambeaux, orchestra.
"Stars and Stripes Forever," class.
Invocation, Rev. B. J. Minoit.
Address, Dr. L. L. Combs.
"Humoresque" Hour of Memory,
Presentation of diplomas, Superin
tendent W. R. Pate.
Presentation of the medals awarded
by the Daughters of the American
Revolution, Mrs. R. E. Knight.
"Cupid's Arrow," orchestra.
Benediction, Rev. M. C. Smith.
Following is the list of graduates:
Berea, District No. 13 Esther Mc
Donald, Florence Whetlock, Charles
McDonald, Irene Hawkins.
Alliance, District No. 23 Sadie Wil
kins, Orville Wilkins.
Alliance, District No. 22 Fay Boy
er. Hemingford, District No. 4 Lewis
Fronapfel, Leo Fronapfel.
Curly, District No. 31 Blanche
Hookham, Blanche Moravek. Clara
Playmate, Velma Dyer, Robert Hood,
Charles Kennedy. '.
Alliance, District No. 78 Minnie
Frederick, Leonard ' Becker, Irene
Joag, Bertha Ditsdw .
' Alliance, District N;o..16WMaxwell
Rnuth. Mildred Routh. Nellie Trenkle.
Alliance District Ne2-rVet'vujw.
RUth Sotlv- . ' ' L.' ','
Alliance, District , Nor.i-TUlma
Dlllon- ' - ; -i :7 "
Alliance, District No. 38 Sydney
Alliance District -No.-8 WesleyPln it inception several weeks ago.
llathma' - e Thls hiKhway wm exU.nd from Lib-1
Heath. Tena Herbert.
Alliance, District No. 11 Evelyn
Alliance. District No. !0
Rowley, Bemice Shelmadine
Alliance. District No. .
Sloan. w ,
Alliance, District No. SO Ivy Rf-ed-er.
Alliance, District No. 3S Earl Dil-
Hemingford, District No. 30 Mar
ion Kosmiski, Floyd Kosmii-'.ti, Leon
ard Kosmichi, Bessie Berfiolil.
Hemingford, District No. DO Floyd
Grabher, Robert Bowser.
Hemingford District No. 21 Mabel
Tavlor, Alice Keane.
Hemingford, District No. 4!)
Imager. , .
Hemingford Distinct No. M Mar
garet Mollett, Elsie Mollett, U.yrK.mi
Hemingford, District r-o. Zi Marry
Robe. ,. ...
Hemingford, District ISO. m uicn
Swanson, Loran Swanson.
Hemingford Eishth Grade.
Eugene Andrews Mary hinsella
Wandil (iibson finest riann
Edna Hillkker Ellen Plahn
Inez Jones June Walker
St. Aunes Academy.
Catherine Acker Frank Hodkinson
Josephine Brennun Agnes Hoban
Hester Hall Kex neiiey
Mary l eager
Irene Rice Has
Good Chance for
Trip to France
According to information received
in Alliance yesterday, Miss Irene Rice
has a chance to get in on the trip to
France. The total sum of mone ynow
contributed is sufficient to permit
sending eight delegates, and if Miss
sending eight delegates, and if Miss
iwn auic m KrF mr wni mm,'
she has a good show for success.
Ranch Hand Found
Dead in Bed at
Forest McGill. twenty-thrr years of
age, was found dead in bed in 'his
room at the Charles Averv ranch,
thirty-five miles south of Allinnce, on
Monday morning of this week. Pe
ports reaching Alliance are to the ef
fect that death resulted from heart
failure, following indulgence in moon
shine. The boy's father had oeen en
employe at the ranch for several
years. A brother, Chester, has been
employed in Alliance for some months.
The death took place in Garden
county, and the authorities at Osh
kosh were notified.
Defect in Bond
Results in New
Trial for Shepherd
Harve Shennrd. arrested tnmo ,lnv
ago on a charge of breaking into the
rarmers union store, and later re
leased on bond of $1,000, was given a
second trial Thursday morning. It was
discovered that the bond, as drawn up,
lid not conform to requirements of a
law passed at the last session of the
legislature. Shepard did not secure
bond until the case had been tran
scriptcd from the county to the dis
trict court, and in order to avoid a
trip to Rushville, the old case was
dismissed and a new action brought in
Under the new law, bondsmen must
not only justif yin an amount equal to
twice the bond, but must give the des
cription of the land owned and state
any other cases in which they are act
ing as security.
NEW HIGHWAY ,
KANSAS AND NEBRASKA ROUTE
INCLUDES THIS CITY.
Prospects Now for Through Roads
fUdUMnf From Jhla Clty In
y .., Every Direction. ' '
The Kansas, and Nebraska Highway
association,; with headquarter '..at
Stratton, NebraskaT has beenorgan-
iied, according to; word- received by
the "Alliance chamber of commerce,
which has been watching the project
Imperial, Nebraska, Big Springs,) Mr. Graham said he knew of several
Lewellen and Oshkosh and on up to instances where ranchers who had ade
Alliance via Broadwater, following the quate security had applied to the cor
line of the G-P-C highway into this ; Deration for financial assistance, but.
Alliance is rapidly becoming the
"hub ot a wheel" of highways and
coming months should witness the or
ganization and completion of these
highways, one by one, until passable
roads radiate from liox tsutie county
in practically all directions northeast
to Hay Springs; north to Chadron;
northwest to Crawford and Harrison;
northwest to Agate ami the lossil
beds; west to Seottsbluff and Mitchell;
southwest to Bayard and Bridgeport;
south to Broadwater and Oshkosh;
und east to Broken Bow and Grand
Each additional highway, from a
liilpi-fnt territory, will act as a
"feeder" to the main highways which
will pass through- Box Butte county.
Every tourist who goes to the Wack
Hills, the Agate fossil bods or to iei-
lowstone-park along one of these.
main through highways win leain
more about Alliance, Hemingford and
Box Butte county. The favorable re
sults are obvious.
The News Chronicle of Scott City,
Kansas, where the N. & K. highway
meeting was held, had the following
to say about the session:
Will Make U. S. Highway.
"A highway that will go from the
Canadian border on the north to the
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Weekly Meeting of
Lions Club to He
Held This Evening
The Alliance Lions club meeting
will be held this week on Friday even
ing, instead of Thursday, due to the
fact that the Lions have surrendered
their claims on the Palm Room to ac
commodate the alumni association of
the Alliance high school, which planned
their annual banquet for that even
ing. . , .
Lion Donald Spencer is the good
fellowship chairman for this evening,
anil has prepared an especially inter
esting program, according to the dope
sheets. Lion Tom Carney, a new ad
dition to the Lions ranks, is slated
for a speech, and it is reported that he
has been practicing on it for three
The local club is taking great in-
' in. 7:'
bers who fail to realize line mponance,
ui oi.-i.iwk ...
campaign for attendance honors.
RATES TOO HIGH
ALLIANCE MAN TESTIFIES
President of Storkgrowers' Awocia
tion Says Any Increase Meana
With the hearing of the testimony of
Robert Graham, president of the Ne
braska Live Stock Growers' associa
tion, and one of the largest cattl
raisers in Nebraska, shortly be for
noon, the Omaha live stock interests
began their rebuttal of the Burlington
railroad's testimony that freight ratea
on live stock in Nebraska should b
increased, according to the World-
The hearing Is takinc nlace in thm
Federal building before Examiner Dis
que, representing the interstate com
merce commission, and Thome Browne
a member of the Nebraska raliway
Nebraska ranchers, according to Mr.
Graham, will not be able to bear an. in
crease in freight rates "because it will
add just that much more to their in
debtedness." "The operation of ranches in Ne
braska during the past two years has
been very disastrous," according ta
"The farmers do not like to read ia
the newspaper that the Burlington
railroad paid a 25 per cent dividend
last year and at the same time realised
that they are suffering from thes
high transportation charges on live
Say Diverts Cattle to K. C
Mr. Graham said the raising of rates
on the Burlington railroad had resulted)
in sending some of the live stock ship
ments to Kansas City instead of Om
aha. "This increase has also increased!
the shipments of the Northwestern
and Union Pacific at the expense of th
Burlington," Mr. Graham continued.
The witness said the Burlington's
rates were $16 or $16 a car hlghee
than those of the Union Pacific or th
Northwestern. "There is such a dif
ference in the rates that many of th
ranchers west of ' Aurora drive thUQ
cattle from fifteen to twenty miles fc
ship on tnother road," Mr. Graham ex
When asked by the attorney for th
Burlington if he did not thrak that tlx
War Finance corporation, through its
Joans, had assisted the ranchers of Ne
iraslta.viMr.. Graham declared, "W
consider the finance coraoratios nrett
much of a ioke out in the western
part -of the State. It has been of n4
had been refused.
. Other Cattlemen to Appear.
Other cattle raisers from the section
of Nebraska west of Aurora will ap
pear to testify as to the alleged un
fairness of the Burlington's rates.
L. C. Mahoney, assistant general
freight agent of the Burlington, was
cross-examined during the greater part
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High School Physics
Class In Phone
The physics class of the h'gh school,
twenty-five in number, visited the Al
liance telephone office Wednesday ii
connection with their school work and
to secure data for a contest put on by
the local telephone exchange.
T. E. Carney, the manager, ex
plained the plant machinery to the
class, and also told of the policies of
i the Northwestern Bell Telephone com
Mr. Chaffee, the chief operator,' et-,.i
plained the central office, snowing how
local and long distance calls ar han
died, and also who "Information" U
and what she does.
Mr. Wright, cashier, told how th
accounting is done in the Alliance of
fice. Mr. Carney announced that the tele-
phone company would give prizes ta
the students writing the best descrip
tion of the exchange. The first prize
will be a three-minute conversation!
with any person in the territory of th
Northwestern Bell Telephone company,
comprising the states of Nebraska,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa
and Minnesota. The second prize will
be a three-minute conversation with
any person in Nebraska.
The judges of the essays are Princi
pal F. C. Prince, of the high school,
Ben Sallows and Mr. Carney.
Sioux City Firm
Gets Contract for
The Guarantee Construction com-
f"j va uivua vivii ia.. irurvMrnuvi rw
1 7: KRSlestone, was successful in t
I!!a.ain? lr. construction of the ad-
dition to the gt A(Cnes acade th
company s bid being $75 000 Eichfc
firms were represented in tho'biddjjSJ