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Official Taper of I . utte County TWICE A WEKKTUKSDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of Allumee V "VOLUME XXVIII. (Eight Tages) ALLIANCE. T.OX 15UTTE COUNTY, NKHIIASKA. FUIPAY, SEPTKMUEK I), 1921. No. 82 NORTH STAR HIGHWAY LINE-UP IS NOW ASSURED MORRILL COUNTY COMMISSION ERS APPROVE ROUTE. sk Assistance of State Engineer in Deciding In-ation of Road from Angora to Alliance. The long-awaited meeting of the IMorrill county commissioners, held at Bridgeport on Tuesday, resulted in up setting some of the dope sheets. The three commissioners with little or no -delay and an almost entire absence of oratorical persuasion, voted unani mously to approve the North Star route through that county as road No. 1 to receive state aid, and then desig nated the G-P-C route, which goes through Broadwater, as route No. 2. .State Engineer Johnson is requested by the resolution to lend his assistance in selecting the most feasible route between Angora and Alliance. "; It was the series of North Star road meetings that is believed to have turn ed the trick, although the Bridgeport Toad boosters, who include among their "number practically every citizen of the Morrill county-seat, aside from the rmetery, did yeoman service in behalf -of their road. Despite the fact that undictions were that their road would not be approved, somebody, believed to .i;ve been Mark Spanogle and a bunch of Bridgeport boosters, got on the job and won an easy victory a victory That is not only highly pleasing1 to very town along the North Star route, hut is also satisfactory to the G-P-C boosters. The Morrill county commissioners unanimously approved the following Tesoation: m The Resolution. WHEREAS, The North Star High way Association of the State of Ne braska has designated and established route for said highway passing from Kouth to north through western Ne braska and Morrill county; by way of Chappell, Sidney, Dalton, Bridgeport, .Antrora. Alliance and Chadron, which raid route connects with, and is a part of a transcontinental highway extend ing from the Gulf of Mexico to Can Ada, a greater part of which is now improved, and,"'-. - - ' ' " WHEREAS, No public, toad exists at this time between Angora and AM ance, and more especially in that part of Morrill county between Angora and the north line of said county, and, WHEREAS, the public necessity in Morrill county, and western Nebraska, -as well as the entire west, demands that a road be laid out, established and improved between Angora and Alli um: as a part of said highway within -the shortest possible tune, and, (Continued on Page 8) Rushville Man Dies From Injuries Reecived When Struck by Car An unusual accident occurred Tues day evening near the fair groumts a Cordon. Mr. Jacobs of Rushville was driving a Ford from the grounds. A short distance away ho discovered a flat tire and stopped his car near the middle of the road to get out and loclc at it. As he stepped from the car, an other car, from the roar, turned out ju.-t enough to miss me jacoos car, lut on account of the dust did not see enough to miss the Jacob.-; car, Jacobs in time to avoid hitting himILicf AfplfiPnt fit 1 IIP fore assistance could be rendered, anl other car, coming from the front, ran youarely over him. He died Wednes day morning at 10 o'clock. Thiele Drug Store Is Now the Official Agent for American Legion Jewelry The Harry F. Thiele drug store is riow the only oruciai agen '-- fnr American I virion leweiry. nere- ,h includes Dins. 1 h -hJaI nd other1 is, cun i nuanu uu... tofore this line, tuitions, charms items, has -been handled only through the American Legion national neau quarters and the various posts, but it has been decided to establish a num ber of agencies, limited to one to a ity. As has been,the case in the past, purchasers must furnish proof of membership in the Iegion before sale will be made. 'jhrs. lucy sowers died ,7 in Alliance Wednesday Mrs. Lucy Sowers, sixty-one years of age, died" at St. Joseph hospital at 11 a. m. Wednesday, iouowing an op eration for the removal of cancer. She was a resident of Crawford, Neb., and had been in the city about two weeks. The body was sent to Craw ford on No .43 Thursday, in care of a son and daughter, who came to the city when summoned by a physician. Mrs. Sowers was a Nebraska pioneer, oming to this state thirty-seven years, iro from Vireinia. Mlss Wilma Mote has accepted a position with faculty of the Lakeside schools. ity Manager's Corner (By N. A. KEMM1SH) Yesterday we received and filed for the city a deed from the Lincoln land company for Mississippi avenue ex tending from Seventh to Tenth streets, also the alley between Missouri avenue and Mississippi avenue extending from Seventh to Tenth avenue; also the one-half block of streets on Eighth and Ninth avnues from hte alley ex tending to Mississippi avenue. This deed should have been gotten over ten years ago or else the property platted. This clears up the title to ihis land as it should be so that now we can proceed with our work of laying the water main extension on Mississippi avenue. We could not get Belmont addition to check out with the original town survey so had to lay the main on Mis sissippi avenue in accordance with the original town survey. We hope to have the main completed on Yellow stone, Missouri, Tenth street and Fourth street extending into Duncan's addition by Saturday evening. We will then be ready to start on a short stretch on Mississippi avenue. School is now in full swing in the c;ty hall and the rooms are light and airy and are splendid for school pur poses. We have made our changes in the fire department so that we now have one man on all of the time for which we pay him $100 per month and fur nish living quarters,, rough dry wash ing and electricity for cooking as we do not want any fires in the city hall building especially while school is goin on. The school also pays him $25 per month for doing their janitor serv ice. This makes quite a reduction in the expense of our fire department, in fact it reduces it from $3,000 a year to $1,200 per year for wage3 alone in this department. AN ACTION TO CLOSE ROSETTA ROOMING HOUSE COUNTY ATTORNEY BRINGS PROCEEDINGS Will . Appear Before District Judge " Westover at-Oadron Monday4 and Press Charges County Attorney Lee Basye haa commenced action under the state prohibitory law to bring about the closing of the so-called Rodgers room ing house, operated by Mrs. Minnie Rosetta in the building owned by Former Mayor A. D. Rodgers. The county attorney will ask for a tem porary injunction to prevent the place from running until the next regular term of district court, which convenes in Alliance, December 12. At th.it time decision will be made as to the advisability of asking the court to make the injunction permanent. Under the prohibitory law, one of fense is sufficient grounds for officials to ask that a rooming house be closed. Mrs. Rosetta, on June 18 of this year, pleaded guilty to selling intoxicating liquor, and paid a tine of $100 and costs. Last .Monday evening the place was again raided and a quan tity of liquor confiscated. Mr. Basye will present the court records at Chad ron before Judge Westover ard will ask a court order closing the place. The l'oncttas ore represented by At- turney u;rene juurion. y - I ol'nvirm Oil Wp!l fif 21!fS In Loss of Three Fingers The fir.it serious accident at the Lakeside oil well occurred ThursUy morning, wl.en Harry Landroth, rig builder, got his left hand cuij-ht in the machinery and bad'y smashed. Iand reth was brought to the Alliance hos pital by Dr. E. C. Cowles of Lakeside, and it is reported that three fingers of his hand will have to le removed. Mr. Landrcth came to Nebraska , , .. ... a few I weeks ago from Caifornia, and was in chaw of the construction work at the . . rw, near Lakeside. BOYS C ITU UK A LIVE PORCUPINE AT CITY PARK George and Alfred Simpson cap tured a larsre porcupine this noon at the city park. The two boys were on thair way home from school and per ceived the animal, enlisting the assUt artfce of older relatives in capturing it Ropes, grocery crates and other par nnhernaliif were used to catch Mr. Porcupine alive and uninjured. A big crowd or onlookers waicneu me per formance with interest Mrs. Margaret Weibling, sixty-one years of age, died in Alliance at p. m. Wednesday at the home of her sis ter. Miss Sera Lamberson, at Tenth and Mississippi streets. Mrs. Weib- ling's home was in Upton, Wyo., and she had been here under medical care for the past four weeks. The body was taken to Robinson, Kas., Thurs May nisht for interment Mrs. Weib- tjnir was the mother of Mrs. R.-A. Cook of Lakeside. Anher daughter 1 also resides at Lakeside. CLEAN-UP SQUAD FINISHES WORK IN ALLIANCE SEVENTY-FOUR SOLDIERS FILE THEIR APPLICATIONS. The Government War Risk Officials Expedite Work of Caring for the Disabled. Labor day furnished the largest number of ex-soldiers for the- govern ment "flying squadron", who spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday fore noon in this city, taking cair of claims of wounded and disabled service men who made out applications for com pensation, increase in compensation or federal vocational training, rorty men came to Alliance from the five coun ties "in this territory, and the day un a half following thirty-four others came in to make applications of one sort and another. Due to a mi.-understanding as to the work the clean-up squad was exjweted to do, there was at first a feeling of disappointment on the part of the ex soldiers, the Red Cross and the sol diers' organization, the American Le gion. The first reports that were sent out were to the effect that the squad wai possessed pf ample authority to receive claims, pass upon them finally at once, and immediately notify the claimants whether they would receive aid, and if so, just what would be done for them. Actually, the squad is not intended to take the place of the regular bu reau officials, and their work is large ly that of expediting the claims. Heretofore the Red Cross and in some places the American Legion have been making out the claims, and usually it required two or three months, even under the most favorable circumstan ces, to get definite action. . At Alli ance, the clean-up squad was compos ed of men who had to give their ap proval under the old method of handl ing claims, and if nothing more was accomplished, this much of the delay was eliminated. If there was any question as to the claims, the physi cians with the squad gave a" medical examination right on the spot, and were not compelled to base their decis ions on the various reports, 83 hercto- While the squad did not in any event finally pass on the claims and actually award compensation, they were able to tell the apolicants the recommenda- ! tions that, were made. In one or two instances, in Alliance, and the nearby counties, men who have been trying to get an award of compensation by the old red tape method for months were able to get assurance that their claims would be sent in for immediate aen tiMi. with a favorable recommendation. When it was fully understood that the squad was really hurrying up claims, and that through their visit in all nrobabilitv several months time unll hft saved for some of the claim ants, the various organizations which have co-operated with the government in the drive have felt a whole lot bet ter rdnut it. This was the ca? in Alliance, at anv rate, ami although re i ov-t-i from a few olaces in eastern Ne !i 1 . i.. 4.1. - ..nnn;n o'Tait th urasKa are iu inc uiipu.-Mw ,iv, v.. nitn with the squad say that if th Red Cross officials had been given more definite information at first, there would have been no ill feeling. Th squad left Wednesday atterr.oon for Kcottsbluff. where tney v:-w clicJuled to hold hearings on lours- day. . . . Tr following men filed claims on r-j"sd:iy and Wednesday morning in Alliance: John E. Sherlock, Alliance. Tudor P. Gibson, Lexington, Mi.. Klisha J. Hall, Alliance. Tom Kuros, Alliance. Louis Flaherty, Hyanni. fleonr" W. Miller, HemingfonL k Leo O. Purdy, Alliance. Walter Lewi:', Alliance. -Louis P. ; Wntti, Hi-mingford. William J. Eversall, Hunngford. Oakley O. Otten, Sidney. Frank I). ii lleran. Alliance. Russell C. Miller, HemingfonL Ray W. Robinson, Marsland. Dewey E. Hosted, Alliance. Ralph Jo.ler, Alliance. Jacob H. El sea, Curley. Dan W. Elliott, Alliance. Robert Murphy, Alliance. Ernest C. Larson, Alliance. Stanley Gusack, Angora, Joseph C. Erney, Alliance. Harris Gogert, Hemingford. Aaron S. Johnston, Hemingr'oriL Don Brenaman, Alliance. Mrs. Ellrn Johnson, mother of Wil liam R. Johnson, deceajed KoldieT, Al liance. Lloyd C. Dotson, Alliance. Carl Moscrip, Alliance. Omar D. Slayter, Sidney. Armand IeSage, Alliance. Morris Nelson, Alliance. Burton L. Garrison, HemingfonL Jefferson Id. Crist. Hemingford. - Holbert E. Jones, Hemingford, It will be necessary for the local home service bureau of the Red Cross to follow up a number of the new claims that were filed during these three days. Russell Mann will leave today for Colorado Springs," Col.r where he will enter upon his sophomore year at Col otado college. ALLIANCE MEN TALK RECALL OF COMMISSIONER DISS ATIS FACTION OV ER R ELL'S ACTIONS, CAR- State Law on the Subject, Shows There Is No Way to Put Question Up to the Voters. During the past two or three days, ever since the report reached Alliance that Commissioner George Carrell of HemniM'onl was working against this city at Bridgeport Tuesday, there has tw-en a considrable amount oi talk about getting out recall petitions for hini.f One or two men have aid they will cheerfully pass around petitions asking that a stiectal election be called to say whether he shall continue to hold otfice. There are said to be several reasons. ttoide 1'iom the Hemingford man's re ported opposition to Alliance having a olaco on the North Mar norm and south transcontinental highway, which havtfi served to arouse sentiment airainot him. Several of these were discussed in an article which appeared in The Herald two or three weeks ago. Talk began when through an error, Mr. Carroll presented to the board or commissioners a personal bill, which was O. K.'d by his colleagues without question after he had personally ap proved it When the mistake was caueht by the county clerk, Mr. Car rell immediately straightened it up. Thn other kicks began to come in, and these were from his home town, Hemingford. It was reported that ne had used a truck belonging to tne county to haul his spuds to the tracks for loading; that ne nati permuieu me grading of a lane on the Hucke ranch bv a road irradlng gang under nis supervision, and that he had graded a county road out to his house. Carrell'a Explanation. Mi. Carroll figured that these com plaints were too childish to be taken seriously, and waxed rather humorouj in his reference to them. He explain ed that he had often worked for the county without putting in a bill, and figured that he was justified in using a count yvU'vk if he made up for its use in this.way. He declared that the road gang had graded the lane on the Hucke place of their own volition, and that he was willing that they should run the grader over the two blocks in return for water taken from the place. As to the third chargi that he had graded a road to his own house he declared ' cnai me roaa gang nati uone inn without his knowledge, when he was out of the city. Recently the members of the road gang came back and issued a general denial, according to an Alliance news paier which published an interview with them. The members of the grad ing gang are quoted as saying that Carrell tried to make them the goat, bnd that they graded the road past his place under his personal supervision and under direct orders from him. They say further that the lane to the Fucke place was gTaded by Carrell'a orders, and quote the Hemingford man as saying, when Hucke offered to pay for it, that the county could stand the ex pen; e. The one thing that roused the most ire on the part of the Hemingford and Alliance objectors, it is sa'd, is Car roll's reported statement that he was going to run things in his district to suit Minseir, and in cirect mat uiose v,ho didn't like it were privileged to lump it. IUraII Requirement An ! so the talk of recalling the Hemingford commissioner started. Like most cases of the k;nd, there is a very loose idea of what th require ments are for a recall. Under the statute permitting the adoption of a city manager form of government, there are definite provisions for call-1 ing a recall election, and preparing a jietition. Somehow or other, the idoa ha-i gained gTound that similar ru'es apply in the cae of county commis sioners. But this impression is wrong. This state has the initiative and referen dum, as applied to legislation, but not the recall save in special cases, accord ing to Alliance attorneys. Under the exiting law, as set forth in Article XV of the tate statutes, county otricers may be removed by bringing charges against tiem and after a Bearing in district court The recall Is intended to furnish a ready means of removing public serv ants. In thestates where it j in use, it doert not carry with it any tgigma, but is taken simply as an incation that the man recalled does not suit a majority of the electors. Under the Nebraska law, however, there are only certain reasons for which a county officer may be ousted, and then only after trial in district court and the proving of the case. It cannot be done by the electors at a re call election. Causes for removal a.e (1) Habitual or wilful neglect of doty; (2) gross1 partiality; (3) oppression; (4) extortion; (5) corruption; (6) wilful maladministration in office; (7) conviction of a felony, and (8) habit ual drunkenness. No other grounds! are admissible. Chafes may be filed by any citizen TIIK WK ATI! KK Foreca.-t for Alliance and vicinity: Showers, probuhly tonight, and cinder Saturday. of the county, according to the law. Just what cllVct an understanding of the provisions of the law may have on the men who are talking recull re mains to be seen. Drunken Mexican's Arrest Leads to Discovery of Two Home Brew Parlors Thursday afternoon, while Sheriff Miller was maintaing onlcr in county (inurt, a phone call to his otfice from the Burlington round house brought news that a locoed Mexican was run ning wild in that neighborhood. Dep uty Miskimen and Chief JelTers pro ceeded to the scene and in bunk car No. 23 found Joxe Orbina, in a cor ner of the car, heaving up the liba tion that he had l oured to the Kods, Betwen gasps Orbina. who was com paratively happy despite his illness. managed to say: "Me mucha drunk Me don't give damn. Me got four teen dollars in the bank." The otricers, accompanied by the sheriff, then made another trip to the bunk cars, and uncovered twenty gal Ions of mash and five rations of rai sins in soak in each of two cars, as well as two or three bottles contain ing small quantities of hooch. Pedro Arrollos and Jose Cortes were placed under arrest In county court this afternoon, Or bina pleaded guilty to drunkenness, and was nicked for $!0 and costs. The other two men drew fines of $100 ami costs each when they pleaded guilty to manufacturing home brew. TRIAL OF SOME OF RAID VICTIMS IS POSTPONED ROS ETTAS GIVEN CONTINUANCE TO SEPTEMBER 19. Bond of Mrs. Hssseltine Is Declared Forfeited wo Young Girls Re leased From Custody. Visitors to county court this morn ing were disappointed. Judge Tash uj state 0f Nebraska vs. Harry Rosetta, mrfI Minnie Rosetta and Mrs. Jessie Hasseltine. All three were arrested in a raid Monday night at the Rodgers rooming house, conducted by Mrs. Ro setta, and the testimony was expected to be rather spicy in some particu lars. Mrs. Hasseltine failed to appear in ciwrt at all. and her bond of $iJ50 was declared forfeited, after Sherilf Miller, following the instructions of the court, had three times called upon her and her bondsmen, R. M. Hampton end Nathan G. Hasseltine, her husband, to j come mto court. The court waited two hours leyond the time set for her hearing. Mr. and Mrs. Rosetta ap;'ared in court promptly at 10 a. m. anil osk-d for a continuance, in order that they miirht effect a change in the attorney detend-ne them, Attorney Eugene liur lon ret;ring from tho c , ,jert,tooi that H. E. G eao. it is.UJi antz will take over the duties of coun.nel. Two Cirls Released. "Peggy" McGraw and Eva Gehm, the two sixteen-year-oM girh who were arretted in the raid and were be in? held as witnesses, were released lato Thursday evening. Mrs. Mary McGraw, mother of l'egiry, appeared at the court house at 8 p. m. and her daughter was turned over to her, the two leaving the city for Arvada, Neb., later in the evening, lbe Genm pm left for Omaha on the same night with Mrs. Mable Kuith, the other woman who was being htld in tho cae. Mrs. McGraw has been havin;? her share of trouble the pa.4 two or three months. Her husband, a one-rmcd gentleman, is now in jail at Hillings awaiting trial on the charge of as saulting his wife with intent to do her great bodily injury. Mr. McGraw used a razor, and his wife bears visual evi dence of the severity of his atttWc. Hipotilio Perea, Mexican who was numbered1 among those Ufcen in the raid, pleaded guilty this morning to two counts. On thp charge of being intoxicated, he wa fined to0 and costs, which wasremitted when he eonfided to the court that he had purchaed the liquor of Harry Rosetta. The second count, whteh charged him with pur chasing liquor of Rosetta, brought a fine of 2100 and costs. County Attor ney liasye made a plea for leniency, on the ground that rerea had given the officers valuable information n thi3 case, and Judge Tash suspended the fine. Perea will remain in the city and will testify when the Rosetta cases come up on September 19. Harve Berry, another man caught in the raid, pleaded guilty to being intox icated Wednesday morning, paid a fine of $10 and cosU and was per mitted to catch the next train out ox Alliance. linmnflTinu ni am inniuHiiuivrLHit FOR BOX BUTTE TO WAIT AWHILE ROTARY CLUB COMMITTEE RE PORTS ITS INVESTIGATIONS. . Congressman Kinkaid Interested in Project, Hut Adrlnrs Delay Until Congress Acta. At the Wednesday evening meetine of the Alliance Rotary club, held at th rern liarden or the Alliance hotel, w. K. Met i rendered a report for th committee appointed in July to con sider the feasibility of the plan to tr rlgate some twenty thousand acren f Hox llutte county land from the Nio brara river. At that time the pro ject was explained by R. E, Knigtit who told of a survey made prior to tit war, and that the state engineer at one time had endorsed the scheme. The Rotary club committee took th matter up with Congressman KJnkaJdL whose judgment is that the present n a quite unpropitious time to go ahead with the plan, inasmuch as the recla mation service has demands already made upon it that will require mora money than is now at their dis posal, and the heavy indebtedness of the government would preclude tho passage of special legislation requir ing any great appropriation. Congressman Kinkaid calls atten tion, however, to two bills that or now before congress, the Smith bHU H. R. 2913. which Drovides for re clamation of arid lands at the expenno of the government and covers beta fublic and privately owned land, ant I. It 372X, introduced by himself. which provides for the reclamation of private lands only at no expense to the government Wait for Congress to Act It was the decision of the Rotary club's committee that the club should delay action in the Rox Hutte irriga tion matter until congress bhould act. on one or the other of these1 bills, and) then take such action as might be in dicated. If the Smith bill should past. the government might be induced to take over the Box Butte project, white if Congressman Kinkaid s bill is on acted, the club will take the lead in In ducing the Box ButU county land owners to secure the ashlstaneo or , their reclamation service for develop ' Ing the project proposed for this coun ty. Congressman Kinkaid has volun teered to keep the club's committee ad vised of developments, and as soon aa possible, action will be taken, untie then, the policy of watchful waiting; . will be rouowed. (Continued on page 4) Potato Crop Report for September Shows Loss in Nebraska The bureau of markets and crop es timates, United States department cf agriculture, forecasts the total produc tion of potatoes in the United States, based on conditions September 1, at 32:1,000,000 bushels. This Is an increase of 7,000,000 bushels over the August 1 estimate of 31(1,000,000 bushels. Tho Anal estimate for the United Sta last year was 4':0,0C0,O0O bushels, while the five-year avcrt'sr for tho years 1915-1919 inclusive is 372,000, 000. . The s-tates showing Important gafna over last non h's report ere Maine, Michigan ami Minnesota. The enly notable loss is in Nw Yoik. Maine Colorado and Id:tho are ths only im portant statos fhow'ng an increiso.. over last year's crop, reductions ia. other states ranging from 1,000,000 to 16,000,000 bushels. Following is the estimate of tho probable production, based on condi tions September 1, 1921, for several ft the more important potito producing", states, as compared with tho Augns estimate and the final figures for tho 1920 crop. In this tabulation, three ciphers are omitted. State Sept 1 Aug. 1 Dec 1 1921 1921 1920 Maine 24,47 22.000 22,14 New York 30.00G 31,000 46,2Ct Pennsylvania 22,388 22,000 38,455 Michigan 22,216 19,000 85.70O Wisconsin 20,682 20,000 33,264 Minnesota 22,768 20,000 38,OTO Colorado 12,104 12,000 10,920 Idaho 9,464 9,000 7,330 Nebraska 7,203 7,C00 Entire U. S. 323,000 316,000 430.0W First of Raid Victims Pleads Guilty to An Intoxication Charge Harvey Berry, captured by city and . county police oficers in the raid on tho Rosetta rooming house last Monday evening, was the first one of the nine taken in the raid to get his case before County Judge Tash. Wednesday morn ing he entered a plea of guilty. Inas much as he was not very intoxicated, and was willing to meet the authori ties half-way, he was assessed a f no of 1 10 and costs. This is tho lowest fine that Judge Tash has handed cot on an intoxication charge in the ja&V aix months or more.