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(IE BEE: OiMAHA, .MONDAY, MAY 11, 1914.
AFFAIRS ATJOUTH OMAHA
Lobeok In Bad with Former Magic
HIGH SALARY BILL THE CAUSE
Anxletr to Get More Moncr for Fed
eral Inspector In Packing House
Causes "Workers to Ileconic '
If ever Congressman Charles Otto Lo
beck hoped to keep the support of the
rank and file of South Omaha democracy
with him, Jt now appears that ho must
lCok elsewhere for support against almost
nny one who runs next fall. Congressman
Charles Otto Lobeck Is In bad In South
Omaha to say the least. First tho lilsh
democrats who constitute a large portion
of South Omaha democracy are made
over tho Panama tolls repeal and tho way
Congressman Lobeck voted for the re
peal. The congressman had just as well
walked out on Indian hill clad In orungo
yellow In St. Patrick's day.
Then there appears the egregious I
activity of the congressman In favor ot
a bill for higher wages for federal em
ployes working In the packing houses
and stock yards. These federal employes
at present are neither overworked nor
underpaid. The poorest paid class draws
$100 a month from Uncle Sam and often
does not work halt a day. Tho other
class draws from $1,(00 up. Now tho
complaint Is not against these federal
tmployes. lut the complaint Is rather
that Congressman I.obcck hailing from a
district In which packing house labor Is
rated at 19 cents per hour and then only
broken tlmo should worry eo much about
underpaid federal employes. The bent
and bowed worklnsmen of the packing
houses of sturdy democratic bullets want
to know why tho congressman Is bo fever
ishly active for raising tho salaries of
the meat Inspectors and the veterinarians
, when his life long supporters would ap
preciate a bill that would glvo them work
even and almost any salary so that It
Htnco It Is that tho Dahlman club In
South Omaha Is quietly pushing Its lines
among tho rank and fllo of the democrats
In South Omaha. And tho word Is being
tteadlly spread as to the Influences which
were able to win Omaha's Commercial
club endorsement for a bill for the re
lief of federal employes In packing
houses and stock yards.
necfiitlon to, Touchers.
A reception and program comrllinentary
to the public school teachers of tho' city
will bo given by the South Omaha Equal
Franchise league, next Friday evening,
Slay 15, at tho First Christian church,
Twenty-third and I streets. A large
progi am has been prepared, Mls3 Kate A.
JlcHugh ot Omaha, president ot the Ne
braska Teachers' association, and Mrs.
Draper Smith of Omaha, president of tho
Nebraska Suffrage association, being the
guests ,,ot honor. Admission will bo by
invitation, about SOO being Issued to
South Omaha teachers and .their friends.
Oct lilt of i null hk.
County Commissioner Tom O'Conner,
democras and friend of the small demo
crats of South Omaha, pushed another
one over yesterday when he effected a
compromise whereby tho county will
erade Harrison street between Railroad
avenue and Mandan park. The work to
obtain this concession on the part of the
county has been In progress for moro
than twenty years, It Is said. The street
runs between Sarpy and Douglas counties.
Each county must pay its share. The
announcement yestprday in South Omaha
was hailed with a triumph for "Long
Tom" 83 lie Is known among his follow
ers. O'Conner Is a candidate for renoml
nation on the democratic ticket.
.Tokr nu JHurphy.
Under the stimulating Influences of
Morgan Heafy and Richard O'Keefe.
City Attorney Murphy, a keen duck
hunter, unwittingly sold his trained mal
lard decoys and then had to buy them
back for $10 at St. Bridget's May festival
Friday night. To say that Henry Clay
Murphy was peeved is to say tru vr-v
Poles Will Colelirnte.
Poland's "Declaration of Independence
will be celebrated today In south omana
where there Is a large Polish colony. The
formal ceremonies will be held In the aft
ernoon at the South Omaha High ochool
auditorium. ( The at rair Is set for 3
o'clock. Prominent speakers will be
present for the occasion. Music by Omaha
and South Omaha Polish bands and by
the chorus of both cities will be features
of the program.
HrlKKs tines It Alone.
Practically atone Chief of Police John
Brlggs is making a raid upon tho gam
bling houses of the city. Somo weeks
ago the big crap games uptown were
ordered closed. Now it appears that
there are gambling Joints and crap game
at Twentyseventh and R streets. Twenty
sixth and P streets. Thirty-third and I.
streets and Twenty-seventh and N
streets. Besides these there are said to
Will Close Ilevlvnl.
Evangelist William Runyan of Baldwin,
Kan., will close his revival campaign to
day with preachlns the morning and
evening sermons at the First Methodis
Episcopal church, at Twenty-fifth and J5
streets. He will also speak at the Sun
day school at 9:15 o'clock In the morning
and at the Epworth league at 7:30 o'clock
In the evening. The campaign, which has
continued through the last two weeks
lilghtly In the church, has been a success
ful one. A fairly large attendance has
been averaged through the week. Rev.
J. W. Klrkpatrlck, pastor of the church,
will assist at both sermons today. Tho
public Is cordially Invited to be present.
MIes Anna Glllogly and James P. Shea
were united In marriage last Wednesday
morning at 8 o'clock at a nuptial mass
In the St. Mary's church by Rev. Father
Manning. Miss Mable Leary was tho
bridesmaid and Thomas Collins acted as
best man Following the ceremony u
three-course breakfast was served at the
homo of the bride's parents, 4213 R street
The breakfast room was decorated In pink
and white and a basket of carnations and
rDscs formed the center piece.
The bride wore a gown of Ivory satin,
draped !n ral lace, A long tulle veil was
held In place with orange blossoms and
carried a shower ot bride's roses and
aweetpeas. The bridesmaid, wore a gown
of pink chalmolse draped In marquisette
and shadow lace and also a corsage bou
quet of Mrs. Ward's roses.
Many beautiful and useful gifts were
received by the bride. After an extended
tour in the west the young couple wilt
be at their home, 1311 North Twenty-
fourth street. The out-for-towr guests
were Mrs. Lizzie Donlgan ot Savanna.
1)1. ; Miis Johanna Smith of Savanna
Ill . Miss Sylvia Carroll of Pavtn"a III ,
Miss Eileen ODrlicoll ot Blair, Neb
Old Nancy H No Longer Can
Show Heels to Fast Ones
Decrepit days have come upon old
Nancy H and tho heart of N. D. Herd
linger Is saddened thereby, for, like a fond
parent, he does not seo that the former
prido of the Tekamah race track has
grown old and halt, but In his mind's eyo
she Is still the trim and agile beauty ho
transported to Tekamah In tho early days
at an expense of 1150 to win a J100 prize.
Nancy H wintered In tho hills near
Council Bluffs. Herdllngcr drove her
forth a flno spring morning last week,
confident that having escaped tho ravages
of old ago and the diseases incident
thereto, sha would carom away with the
swagger gait' of old.
And then It was that Herdllnger's heart
broke. Tho old mare was lame. He
rubbed her and bathed her In fine
ointments and swathed her in woolen
clojhes, but the lameness persisted. Sadly,
as one burdened with many years, Herd-
Miss Griffith of Omaha and Rev. Father
O'DrlscolI of Blair, Neb.
Sin j- Pnrty ly'"Tlie tilrls,"
An elaborate May party was given by
"Tho Girls," a temporary social organiza
tion, Inst Saturday evening at tho An
cient Order of United Workmen temple,
which proved to be tho social success of
tho season. The hall wag elaborately
decorated, a pink and white scheme being
used. P.nk roses with greens wcro hung
from the center chandelier to tho sides,
forming a perfect bower. Roses draped
tho golden gates which formed an en
trance to the ball room. Cozy corners
were formed on each side of tho room
and posters were hung about them.
Bouquets of cut flowers were arranged
about the hall and tho adjoining room was
cleverly decorated In green. Punch was
served In this room.
Tho prtro waltz was won by John C.
Schultz. Muslo was rendered by Olscn's
orchestra. Those present:
Misses Carrie Andrcson, Mao Andreson,
BIeo Clifton. Louise Schlndlo, Vera Du
Hols. Nina Weppner. Pauline Faulkner,
Penrl Crowe, Adclc Davis, Georgia Davis,
?J?,Mys Van. snt. Esther Miller, Viola
William. Marie Krug. Helen Tyner.
Grace Bratton. Grace Hlrd, Mary Home,
Nora Home Pearl Laverty, Miss Hlgglns,
Undys Harlund, Vesta Van Sant, Madge
Ceaver., Joe Cleaver, Ann Maurer, Kath-rj-no
Crawford, Margaret Mella, Amanda
Petersen, Mayme Connor, and Ada Ray
nor; Messrs. Mnlnn Olapn Mninn Palm
Roscoe Wolf, Hugh McCullough. Cromby
Schlndle. Fred Weppner, Llovd Camp
bell. John Campbell, Howard Wilson.
Clarence Patten. Harry Petersen. Paul
Jordan, John Schultz, Leo Lowry, Mlllls
Miller, Lester Uratton, Dale Bratton,
Harry Renclio. George Oss. Mahns Berry,
Leonard Blessing, Waldo Laurer, Charles
Burke, Fred Randall. Paul Schields.
George Hauptman, Ralf Leach,. Frank
Anderson, George Schmidt, Harry Mc
Wllllams and Mr. Pcarlman.
Chaperons: Misdaincs W. M. Davis,
Max Foote, J, F. Miller, Dean Ringer and
W. B. Van Sant.
Mrs. A. S. Stryker and Mrs. F. A.
Cressey will entertain the Women's Homo
Missionary society of tho First Methodist
cnurch r:xt Friday evening. May 16, at
ttie homo of Mrs. Stryker. 1117 North
Twenty-thlrd street. All ladles of the
cnurcn are Invited.
Miss Hazel Thompson of York. Neb.. Is
visiting with Miss Georglana Davis at
tho homo of the latter, 1421 North Twenty
fourth street, this week.
Misses Mildred and Virginia Olson of
Harmon, Neb., Are visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Sullivan, 1212 North Twenty
fifth street. They will stay through the
Miss Amanda Petersen entertained n
party of friends at her home, SI13 E
street, last evening. The evening was
spent at playing games and visiting. Jte
frcshments were served.
Mrs. H. G. Klddoo was in Lincoln yes
terday participating In the entertalnmont
furnished by the Phi PsI fraternity of
the University of Nebraska In honor of
"Mother's day." Guy and Edgar Klddoo,
sons of Mrs. Klddoo, aro members of tho
The Los Mlstos society, a high school
girls' fraternity, held a meeting last
Wednesday afternoon at the homo of
Miss Margaret Carley, 615 North Twenty
second street. The afternoon was spent
in pmying caras ana refreshments were
served. Miss Dorothy Davis won first
prize; Miss Margaret Mower, second
.uuiiaiy won me :
noobv nrlze. Those nrnnnnt wfrn; Union
Tyner. Marie Krug, Esther Miller, Dor
othy Davis, Margaret Mower. Lois Rich
ard, Katharine Shanahan, Lillian An
derson, Ruth Derbyshire, orace Sturrock,
Mary O'NIel, Theresa Mullaly, Patience
Kelly and Margaret Carley.
IllKh Snhool Notes.
Report cards were Issued to tha
students last Thursday morning. Theso
caras are expected to be returned by
Tho Tooter will bo issued In thn
Students either Monday or Tuesday after
noon. t treasure story Dy Hryan Islxon
will' appear In this Issue, as well as sev
eral other stories.
Tho Senior Girls' club met last Satur
day afternoon at the home of Mrs. George
Frances, Miss Sara Thompson entertain
ing. The afternoon was snent In mimes
and informal conversation. Refreshments
The senior A's held a class meeting last
Friday afternoon and selected tho style
of class rings they will have on the event
of their gruduutlon. The design on tho
selected ring was drawn by Clyde Parsley,
a member ot the class. The rings will
be sent for at once.
Tho South Omaha High cliooi base ball
team won a game from thn Bellevue
academy base ball team last Friday nft
ernoon at tho Bellevue base ball grounds
by a score of 15 to 12. Saveral guinea
havo been scheduled by the local team
to be played In and out of tno city.
Russell Clark, alumni student of the
high school, was elected to the Innocents,
tho senior society, membership to which
Is supposed to represent the highest
honor attainable in the university, last
Wednesday afternoon at tho Ivy day cel
ebration. Mr. Clark is a Junior at the
The annual athletic meet of the high
school class track teams will be held
either the latter part of this week or the
first pait of next. A teum to represent
the high school at Lincoln during the
stute track meet will bo selected. The
turnout this year Is very poor md the
local scnooi is not expecting much of a
team mis your.
The Gavel club's revival meeting at the
high school was a irreat succosi and a
number of new members .mve been se
cured as a result. Tho next meeting will
be held In the Board of Education roo.n
at the high school on Tuesday evening,
May 19, at 7:30 o'clock. A lame program
has been propared and all hlgn school
students are invited to attend.
The Vellum club of the high school held
a meeting In the high school auditorium
last Monday afternoon. The life ot Rob
ert Louis Stevenson was discussed.
Mabel Lee telling the story ot his lite
and Marie Graham and Lyda Lorlmcr
telling Incidents that happened during
his career. Eleanor Alexander sang a
solo. Miss Naughtln acted as critic
The South Omaha lllgh school-University
of Nebraska freshmen team debate
will be held Friday evening, May 21, at
the high school auditorium at 8 o'clock.
The local team will uphold the affirma
tive of the woman suffrage question. A
tryout will be held In .he high school
auditorium tomorrow aftrnn to de
cide what members of tho two debating
teams will take part. Ml npinklne will
Prof. Vocosek will lead his band of
young agriculturists out to the school
la rm at t oriiem ana y streets next c a train of twenty cars, will present
Tuesday-afternoon to continue experl- ,... . .,,, r,j,' A.
ments in tho business of farming w,thtwe,vo snow'' anrt th u,uaI rlalnc de
the help ot fertilizer. Potatoes, wheat ' vires.
and oats are already planted, ant; as soon - ,
as the land has been fertv.l'.ed irn w li Tho Perslitnt and Judlci as Use of
ne pianiei ir.e riasa ' ;i i rrnsu's ",t
abo.it twenty rntrbcrs gfi r.it I i th"
Jiarm every Tuesday and Xhursday B't;ry
linger took himself to h telephone, and all
Innocent of tha fact that Nancy H 'is
about as old as he Is, ho telephoned to
"Tho colt's down and out. She's lame."
And then at tho tears came to his eyes.
"But maybe she'll come out of It"
"Gosh," exclaimed the dynamic owner
of the beaten horse to tho crowd as ho
left tho telephone. "I'm sorry to tell my
wife of that. She will never understand
It. She'll think I've driven her to death,
and I only drove to Benson, twelve miles
west, a few mlfes north ot Florence and
back to Omaha with her today."
Herdlinecr nays Nancy H was a real
friend. Sho stood by him In days when
his purse was slim and the bets were
big. Ho took great pride In the owner
ship of her. and he has been unablo to
seo that thf winters have nged her and
that youth and speed has departed from,
her rheumatic old legs. A. M. E.
noon to put Into actual conditions what
they learn In books and In the class room.
Tho senior A class went on a hike last
Friday afternoon to the Country club.
Child's Point and Vista Springs. The
party of twenty members left on the l
o'clock Bellevue car and rode to the
Country club. Walking tho railroad
tracks back, they rested at Child s Point
and at Vista Springs, refreshments being
served at both places. A large to"?":1
of wild flowers was picked and will bo
presented to Miss Chase, tho class
sponsor, who could not bo present. The
class arrived in the city about 9 o clock
In the evening.
The graduating senior class held class
meetings last Tuesday and Friday wttr
noon. At tho former meeting committees
on tickets, the class play, Invitations, pro
grams and publicity were chopen. vho
will make all arrangements fo- tho gradu
ating exercises. At the latter meeting
llev. Harold L. Bowon. pastor ot the
Episcopal church, was selected to preach
the baccalaureate ncrmon on Sunday
evening, Juno 7, in tho high school audi
torium. Also committees were chosen to
make arrangements for tho senior picnic,
which will be held during tho graduating
MukIc City Gossip.
John D. Gcmmlll has left for a short
vacation trip to Colorado.
Office space for rent In Bee office, 2318
N street. Terms reasonable. Well known
location. Tel. South 27.
Tho Ladles' Aid society of the First
Methodist church will hold a tag day
next Saturday, May 16, all day.
Mrs, Jane Hotchklss of Greely, Colo.,
returned to her home last week after
spending the winter with her daughter,
Mrs. W. B. Home.
Washakie tribe No. 39, Improved Order
of Redmcn, will hold an Important busi
ness meeting at Its hall Monday evening.
All Redmen are urged to attend.
M. Cahlll of St. Edwards, Neb., was at
the stock yarda yesterday with a carload
of cattle ot his own raising. Ho reports
that agricultural conditions In Boone
county are very good.
The Mystic Workers of tho World will
hold their regular meeting In tho Odd
Fellows' hall. Twenty-fourth and M
streets, noxt Tuesday evening. All mem
bers aro urged to come.
Louis Home, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. lfnrn nf this cltv. n. lunlor nt the Ne
braska university, has accepted a good
position for the summer In the employ
of the government forest reserve station
St. Agnes Court No. 669, W. C. O. F.,
will give a card party and dance at the
Workman temple. Twenty-fifth and M
Htre-jts. Friday afternoon. Mav 22. All
members and friends are cordially Invited
The Sons of Veterans will meet at the
Ancient Order of United Workmen tern
pie, Twenty-fifth and M streets, Monday
evening, to make arrangements for tho
memorial services. All Sons of Veterans
are Invited to attend, regardless of or
ganization. Rev. Robert L. Wheeler of the First
Presbyterian church has been elected
as delecato to the one hundred and twen
ty-sixth session of the general assembly
of the Presbyterian church In tho United
states, wmcn convenes Tnursuay, May ii,
in Chicago. He will attend.
Harmony council No. 14 SO, Knights and
Ladies of Security, will give a hard
times dance on Saturday evening. May
23, at tho Ancient Order United Workmen
temple of Omaha, at Fourteenth and
Dodgo streets. The public Is Invited to
attend. Prlze will be given.
Miss Alice Virginia Davis gave a re
nltnl nt iUa 1?1r3t Tlnntlst nhliroh lnnt
Thursday evening neroro a small sized
crowd. Sho was assisted by Cecil Bar-
rymore, who played tho second piano.
Miss Davis has received much commen
dation on her musical abilities slnco her
return from Europe, where she Btudiid
at Ak-Sar-Ben Den
Rehearsals aro on at the Ak-Sar-Ben
Den almost every night. They started
the latter pari of the week, and will con
tinue until the initiation team Is In ex
cellent trim for the opening night, June
1. Billy Lawrence, Charles Gardener.
Oscar Lieben, Fred Pafenrath, and a lot
of the other old timers are again on th"i
team and aro putting life Into the stunts.
Letters ate beginning to pour in from
dozens of towns In the stato seeking to
arrange certain nights on which special
train loads from those towns may be
entertained hero. Hitherto it has been
customary for the secretary of Ak-Sar-
Ben to write out Inviting these towns ond
urging them to come In. This year tho
business men of these places are getting
In the game early.
The hustling committee has been doing
good work in tho last week. Its mem
bers spent a day in South Omaha during
the week and hustled In a big herd of
stock man and other business men of the
stock city. Juno S, has been set aside
as South Omaha night, when all the South
Omaha fellows are to be Initiated and
the South Omaha bunch Is to be cspe
A movement Is now on foot to set aside
Lone night as fraternal order night On
this occasion all the fraternal orders of
the city would be Invited and special
stunts would be arranged for them. The
Rotary club Is to be entertained on tho
night ot June SO.
PARKER SHOWS TO EXHIBIT
HERE UNDER OWLS' CONTROL
The Omaha Owls' carnival starts Mon
day night, when the B. R. Parker shows
light up the midway on the old circus
grounds at Twenty-first and Paul streets,
where the aggregation will remain for
the entire week. The Parker shows will
exhibit here under the auspices ot the
Omaha nest. Order of Owls. The Parker
shows have not appeared in Omaha since
1809, when tho company played all the
principal fairs in the northwest country.
This season the magnitude of the or
ivlously turned out of the Parker facto-
"e largest ot this Kind in tne world,
l.The company will travel In its own ape-
Newrpaper Adrtlsinc Is the Road to
Bu nMS Succe8'
Twenty Progressives Impress Men
Into the Service.
GRAHAM HARDEST TO LAND
Intimates There Are Some Reasons
Why He Will Not linn, hut
He's Put Down Never
theless, Twenty progressives, all of them mem
bers of tho Douglas County Progressive
club, with President W. J. Brontch In
the chair, mot In room 504 Paxton block
Saturday night and slated seven candi
dates for county, state and national
The prospective candidates wcro ob
stinate. W,. T. Graham, who was nomi
nated for state senator over his vigorous
protest, voiced tho reason for this re
calcitrance: "I am willing to be defeated," ho said.
"I can accept defeat as gracefully as nny
ono. I do not object to the expense, for
I can stand that. I do not object to tho
time, for that 1 can spare; but there are
domestic reasons why I do not dcslro to
enter the race."
"Bill Uro?" nsked C. D. Hutchinson.
"No, he's ablo to take care of himself."
"Well, I do not believe It will cause any
family ruction if you run," continued
Hutchinson. "Mrs. Graham will prob
ubly not object."
The other candidates nominated, after
an executive committee meeting had de
cided on them and made report, wcro:
H. W. Morrow, sheriff.
A. H. Blgelow, county attornoy.
Twenty -eight full page photo
graphs and fourteen smaller photo
graphs of Colorado life.
Many pages of practical informa
tion regarding transportation by rail,
trolley or automobile.
Hotel and camping accommoda
tions. Rates for room and board at hotels
Suggestions as to inexpensive auto
Actual cost of feature trips, both
long and short.
Hunting, camping and fishing
All this and other useful informa
tion is yours for the asking.
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There are ninny institu
tions that might make prof
itable use of newspaper ad
vertising which are slow to
appreciate and utilize its
benefits. Among these are
banks and churches.
It should he the legitimate
function of a newspaper to
educnto tho merchants in its
community to advertise. Tho
newspaper is n medium of
publicity. It takes tho lid
off the things that should bo
exposed to public view. It
throws tho white light of
publicity into tho dark plac
es in society, in state and
municipal government. It
drags domestic skqletons
forth from tho closets of
secrecy and holds thorn up in
all their nakedness until
moral crookedness is made
repulsive. It also gives
publicity to tho civic, relig
ious and educational move
ments that contribute to tho
progress of well-ordered so
ciety. If publicity is good for the
promotion of those enter
prises that are closely re
George E Turklngton. register of deeds.
Carl II Johnson, coroner.
Grant Parsons, county oommlseloncr
from tho Fifth district.
W. T. Graham, state senator.
Tho candidacy ot Nathan Mcrrlam for
congress was also endorsed.
Flnnlly Honk tSrnhmn.
It took twenty minutes to whip Graham
Into lino for tho stnto senate, and even
then he said ho was not sure ha would
C. D. Hutchinson was the chief warrior
In putting Graham Into tho raco and In
the courso of his anlmndvcrslons he satd:
"Seo what It would mean to us to have
you among the candidates. How well
your name would look In the newspapers,
'W. T. Graham for tho state senate.'
Doesn't that sound good? Wo want your
name, I tell you."
Here Attorney Blgelow protested.
"Wo do not want his name. We want
tho man. Without tho man his name
would not bo worth much."
Graham said he understood that he was
welt acquainted and nil that,, but he ob
At tho conclusion of the meeting a mo
tion was passed Inviting all registered
progressives In tho county to affiliate
with the club.
Later tho nominating commltteo will
fill out tho slate, according to Secretary
Jimmy Richardson, who said It would
look better If a full ticket was put In tho
Ilest Trentment tnr Const Ipntlon.
"My daughter used Chamberlain's
Tablets for constipation with good re
sults and I can recommend them highly,"
writes Paul II. Babln. Brush!)'. La. All
of the West
"Talks on Newspaper Advertising"
BY TRUMAN A DoWEESE, BUFFALO, N. Y.
lated to industrial thrift,
why isn't it good for banks?
Did you ever road a bank
it make you rush into the
first bank you camo across
and deposit therein all your
savings? After reading ono
of theso bank advertise
ments do you know any
moro about banking than
you did before? Does it
give you a clear idea of tho
functions of a bank? Is
there anything educational
Of what does tho average
bank advertisement consist?
It usually gives tho total
capitalization, total de
posits, assets and liabilities,
and this is flanked by a
formidable list of officorsl
and Board of Directors. It
is true that theso numes
stand for much that is solid
and conservative and they
inspire confidence. They
impress the public with their
financial responsibility. Tho
members of tho Board be
como classified in the com
munity as "men of means."
But docs such an adver
tisement give any idea of
what n bank is for? Does it
advertise anything excopt
the wealth of the members
RUNAWAY HEIR POOR AND ILL
Seriously Sick, Asks Police for Free
WILL INHERIT FIFTY THOUSAND
Charles Gregory, TxTcnty Years Old,
Kmltires Pntn mid Hardships
Hnthrr Than Ask. CJnnrdlnn
Although heir to part of a Missouri es
tate said to npproach tho Jl.G.O.000 mark,
and soon to bo worth JS0.CO) or $,X In
his own right, Charles Gregory, 20 years
of ago and hailing from S'avannah, Mo.,
walked Into tho medical dispensary at tho
police station Thursday night and nsked
for frco surgical attention from Police
Surgeon R. B. Harris as a charity pa
tient. He was suffering from nn acute
rasa ot gallstones and was in a serious
condition, but was too proud to appeal to
his guardian, John I Bcaghlcr, of Sa
vannah fur the necessary funds, as he
had run away from home and was trying
to make his own way.
Or. Harris placed young Gregory In the
Swedish Mission hospital, under treatment
to restore his strength, so that ho may
soon undergo an operation. A metsajto
to the guardian verified tho lad's claims
of prospective wealth. Tho physician
nas Instructed to give Gregory all needed
care. Tho latter ls reported to bo Im
proving and tho operation will probnbly
bo performed soon.
GrcRory told tho doctor how h had
vainly tried to make his own way by
working as a farm hand since leaving
of the Board of Directors?
To bo sure, they aro nice,
genteel old fellows who camo
to tho town in the early days
and who became wealthy
through the natural growth
in value of real estate or
through the manufacture of
things that wero needed for
homes and tho development
of agriculture. Everybody
respects them but does the
publication of their names
teach tho non-banking ele
ment how to use a bank?
Now, what is the function of
a bank? Briefly defined
the function of a bank
is to make a dollar work
overtime. It is to em
ploy idlo dollars in all sorts
of industrial and mercantile
activity. It keeps a dollar
rolling along tho channels of
trade. It pulls tho idle dol
lar out of boxes, old stock
ings and other places of hid
ing and puts it to work for
the prosperity and progress
of the community. It pays
you and mo an interest on
savings and places those sav
ings at tho disposal of local
enterprises that need short
time loans with which to
An up-to-date bank adver
tisement should do some-t
his Missouri home. He said that as often
as he saved a few dollars he was taken
111 and went broke again. Finally an at
tack of appendicitis landed him In a
hospital at Columbus and ho had to call
upon his guardian to pay tho surgical
and hospital fees.
Since then he had been unablo to do
heavy work and had drifted to Omaha
In hope of finding something to do. Of
late he had been living nt a lodging house
near Sixteenth and Webster streets, un
til his Illness had driven him to the po
lice dispensary for medical attention.
C. W. Splccr ot Fillmore, Mo.. Is an
uncle of tho lad and one of the trustees
of tho big estate left by Gregory's aunt,
Mrs. Splcer. Because tho young man had
quarreled with his father and left home,
tho aunt had provided In her will that ho
should not have any of her money until
ho grew older and settled down. Gregory
says that his share of tho estate will
amount to nearly $60,000. There aro fif
teen olher heirs, he says.
STATE SAVINGS AND LOAN
LOCATION IS CHANGED
Assets and books of the State Ravings
and Loan association, Brown block, Six
teenth and Douglas streets, were remold
to the offices of tho Bankers Saving? and
Loan association, Sixteenth and Dodg
streets, Saturday. Tho business of tho
former company will be transacted at its
new location. John C, Wharton, who h:il
resigned from tho directorate of tho State
Savings and Loan association, was elvtcl
a dlroctor In tho Bankers Savings and
Tho Persistent and Judicious Use of
Newspaper Advertising Is the Road to
thing moro than advertise
the financial standing of tho
officers and Board of Direc
tors. It should perform two
functions; first it should ed
ucate the people as to what
a bunk is for; second it
should encourago frugality
and thrift by inculcating tho
habit of saving. Tho great
mnss of people aro not only
shiftless and profligate, but
they are entirely ignorant as
to the functions of a bank.
They look upon a bank as an
instrument for increasing
the wealth of the wealthy.
We have in several cities of
this country wonderful mon
uments to tho efficacy of
modorn up-to-dato bank ad
vertising. They have culti
tho people and have earned
on a popular campaign re
garding tho uses and func
tions of tho bank until their
deposits havo gono beyond
the dreams of tho average
old-fashioned banker. These
institutions are too few and
far between. There is no
reason why every bank
should not be made a valu
able institution for all the
people through educational
TRUMAN A. D'WEESE