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Dfficial Paper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of AIli?nc VOLUME XXVIII. (Twelve Pages) ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1921. No. n ALLikSF- will HAVE h v'VERN OF THE ltd KLUX KLAN ORGANIZERS HAVE KEEN BUSY Ft)R A WEEK. Preliminary Meeting for Organization Scheduled for 1 his Evening Much Interest. , Alliance is to have a kavern of the; -. ii 17 i i i 4 1. : -vu mux ,a,J"";'",nrV"V' ,'! police should have started warning the turn, out as the or ..zcrs and theount sh,e the minute the acck,cnt ? n Br rvivtwS discovered, instead of waiting sev- ociety desire. Of gto"en hours. He didn't know what a i? c."nrj.tl0PLw 1 , ?'Ial'"-n task the sheriff had in getting his kept more or less secret, but some mai jiiuntrn liie intuitu a. iiimuiiii thiajrs have leaked out, and the infor- unation comes from so manv sources that it is considered fairly reliable." I CTrJirT Tnl"!. will g.ve practically every resi Two orranirers have been on the lobL fi VP1 Pmlon fems to be ' jcnt of the county amp!e - time i o organizers have been on the joO( tjiat tie jj be made harmful or Aijanr From 10 o'clock on it in Alliance for a week or ten daysJan oo-encv for c-ood. denendine on the m l .if- .l i ociocn on u "Thev have interviews! a lono- list of aency -or F00, "epemnng on me Wll, nothing with free entertaln lney nave interviewee a long list oi men who are in charge of it. In a naS S,u f .ua ; prospects. In some places they have met with ready response, and it is said rtrat twenty or more men have pledg ed their membership if a klan is es tablished here. In addition to these, ;there are a number of others who are :interested, and many of these have agreed to attend a meeting at which .the question of organization will be discussed. This meeting is scheduled for tonight. The place is in doubt, al though one preliminary meeting is said to have been held at Reddish hall : several day3 ago. Some of the pros pective members seem to have their wires crossed, as other reports are to the effect that the big gathering of the klan will be held Wednesday even ing. The men in Alliance who first sig nified their interest in the organiza tion of a klan, and who were the first to volunteer assistance to the organiz ers, are said to be railroaders. There is no intention, however, to limit the membership to any one class of people. A number of merchants and profes sional men have been approached, some of them half a dozen times. "There seems to be a general belief on the part of the business men that Alliance has about all the organiza tions that it can take care of comfort-r-ably, and the majority of the turn-downs that have come to the organiz ers are assigned this reason. Of course, there are others, who say open- ly that they think the klan un-American. There seems to be a general disposition, however, to lay low and have the fun of taking in the first meeting, at least. Plenty of Arguments. Alliance men who have been ap vroachd by the organizers say that newspaper accounts in other cities are substantially correct. In Omaha, where .a big fight is being made on the or ganization, prospective members were iombarded with "klan" literature, from the imperial palace of the grand vizard. In Alliance the procedure is differ ent. Whether the klan objects to "having their pamphlets get into the hands of unfriendly newspapers, or whether it is deemed better business -to be secretive about it, the fact is that not every prospect is allowed to Tet&m the klan's literature in his possession, uniy tne triea ana irue . i ... i a I '42mhJ,VIn Alliance havVbW -tiVe members in . Alliance Jiave been 3 1 lU7rv of the order bu - these 1 fe.IL nave r. Some quotations from this little booklet, the cover of which is orna niented with a night-gowned, hooded, torch-bearer, mounted on a horse wearing a similar rigging, are inter- sting as well as instructive. "It was the savior of the south and thereby the savior of the nation, for lnd there been no ride of the ' Ku Klux Klan there would not today be -fnrtu-A rht stars in the nag that noats irom tne uome i t T.inrnln " It mav be hard to con vince the Grand Army men that this is quite the case, but the imperial 'wizard thinks it is. There is another pamphlet, "The A B C of the Knights of Ku Klux Klan." which contains more ains more interest - inr information. The organization is described as a "peerless paragon of pure patriotism," and "by its unsei fifh, patriotic achievement stands pre-eminent as the greatest order of real chivalry the world has ever known and its members were the -noblest heroes in the great world's history. A monument is now being built to perpetuate their ideals, And this monument shall be construct ed of real American manhood and hall be known as the Invisible Era- mire Knisrhts of the Ku Klux Klan. "Membership in this order cannot le bought. It is given as a reward for service unselfishly rendered. If you really believe in the order and will practice its principles, and conform to .its regulations and usages, and con tribute the sum of $10 toward its propagation and con otherwise qualify. Vin momhershiD is awarded you upon this service rendered and pledge of future fidelity to the institution. This 'is not a selfish, mercenary, commer cialized proportion, but the direct op- posite. Swatting the Authorities. The organizers, they say, grow vexed when the Drojoect begins to talk of southern outrages, ami some of the lawlessness attributed to clans. The lawlessness, it seems, is all done ! by roughnecks who use the klan as a cloak to hide beneath. However, from some of the argu ments that have been made to Alli ance people, it is apparent that the klan imposes c sort of super-govern ment. One Alliaie man was told that if there had boeii a klan in Alliance a year or two ago, a certain livery biiin would not have continued to op erate as a gambling den. "Why," said the speaker, "if there had been a klan, they probably wouldn't have had the nerve to open up. Another man who was soliciting members referred to the escape of the driver in the automobile that killed Arthur Jones, a week or so ago. He claimed that Sheriff Miller and the i :; " . .ur u A'Z'AZ a7?J?jril ,Uw'r n,l T ! the nvictIon f the driver and oc- number of cities of the country, there Omaha is the only Nebraska city where there is any big fight. At Scottsbluff, Lincoln and other places, the klan members rank high in civic circles and there hasn't been a breath of protest. The chief danger is be lieved to lie in roughnecks and other lawless people committing crimes and throwing them onto the klan. At any rate, Alliance men will have' the fun of deciding. The men who have been ap- proached as prospective members are, practically without exception, of a high order, and apparently the organ-1 ization will go through without a hitch. THE ALLIANCE COUNTRY CLUB OUT OF DEBT MEMBERS BUY STOCK TO CLEAR INDEBTEDNESS. W .B. Barnett Elected President Succeed H. E. Gantz Direc tor Are Chosen. to The Alliance Country club is now out of debt. At the annual meeting, held at the club house on Monday evening of this week, the members present purchased the few remaining unsold snares of stock, and this money will be sufficient to clear off indebted ness on the construction and furnish ing of the new club house, as well as improvements to the golf links and grounds. As new members are ad mitted in the future, the members will turn in their excess stock and be re imbursed. There are few Country clubs in cit ies of this size or larger which will compare with the Alliance club. The directors for the past year have had a hard row to hoe, but have succeeded in building a pretentious club house . teriori Xhe ,.olf links have en mill 1UX I11D11UIK 11 ill atwiuniivc vtiti. imP,0VH' to remarkable degree andiDeckert who Uved about a mile away. tennjg courts bathin& i)each and Perlbec ' worried about it and started have been instaJlel. The grounds bcftn fenced- an "Taroental te elected and nuantities or trees set out. . it was an ambitious undertaking, and the men who have pued it through and find it paid for at the close of the first year have a right to feel proud of the achievement. At the annual election of officers, the following directors were elected: Earl D. Mallery, W. R. Met, W. B. . Ttav-nnf Jamaa TV T a V fi Rim J. Sa,,0WS( Roy Beckwith, W. M. Beving- . w p nat, 0a w n Minnr ine directors nave eiectea tne ioi- lowing officers for the year: Presi- dent, W. IS. Uamett; vice president, Roy Beckwith; secretary, W. B. Minor; treasurer, is. J. Sallows. fl-AlT.Atro ITtJlrnrt - uiunuo uiiiiAiug Inspection Service of the State Bureau Three times as many carloads of Ne braska potatoes were inspected anil passed upon by agents of the state Bu reau of markets this year as in 1920. The total number of inspect'ons for the current season, up to October 1, was 1,355, while a year ago only 448 were made up to the same time. The highest number of cars inspect ed in any one week for 1921 was 289, the week ending October 1. In the corresponding week last year, 77 cars were inspected. Of the total number of cars inspect ed to date, one car reached the require ments specified in the foUto grading law for "grade fancy", 746 qualified as "grade No. 1, and 51 classed as the grade designated "Early Nebras ka." The shipments include 22 cars of mixed potatoes. Attorney S. L. O'Brien of Antioch stopped in Alliance over Sunday on his way to lindgepon on legal uun ness. . . . , T SATURDAY WILL BE A BIG DAY FOR ALLIANCE LARGE CROWD COMING HERE FOR HARVEST FESTIVAL. All Day Program for Entertainment of City's Guests Free Ford Big Drawing Card. All roads will lead straight to Alli ance on Saturday of this week, when more than forty merchants of the city will be hosts to the people of the city and county in a big harvest festival, where every single thing will be free as the water or air for the autos that will make the trip. An all-day pro- :is ' ram has been arranKed. with the fes" titieg. startinj. promptIy at 10. a. m. !free Ford automobile, given away to the holder of the first lucky number who is present at the din win. v ; The members of Post ,M, T. P. A., have consented to act as judges and starters for the various events. A list of the events and the prizes offered, follows: To family coming the farthest, sack of flour. Largest family coming in one car, sugar cured ham. Oldest car driven t otown, pair of shoes. Car with most mileage, new fall hat. Worst looking car, new inner tube. Obstacle race for Ford cars, 10 gal lons gasoline. Most distance on pint of gasoline 10 gallons gasoline. Tug-of-war between Ford cars, $5.00 shirt. Open auto race, 3 start, box of cigars. Squaw pony race, coffee. Indian pony race, blocks, standing 2 blocks, 5 lbs. 3 blocks, 5 lbs. tobacco. School boys' race, 1 block, sweater. School girls race, 1 block, pair of shoes. Chasing greased pig by squaw, the pig. Auto race one block with change of tire, pair of shoes. Indian boys' foot race,, sweater. Indian furls' foot race, dress. Auto truck race, 1 block, standing start, pair of shoes. Open navelty race, box oi cigars. Fat man's race, 10 lbs. butter. Boxing and wrestling exhibitions. Indian wrestling and athletic event. Indian War Dance and Harvest Moon Pow-wow. Sam Becker Dies After Being Pinned Underneath Automobile for 48 Hours Samuel Becker, a farmer in the Goodstreak neighborhood, died Sunday from injuries received when his car turned over, pinning him underneath. He had left his farm tor Angora two days previous, and when he did not return home his brother, Edward on the Angora road to investigate. He took a short cut from Becker's house through his pasture, finding him pinned under the overturned car not far from his home. The car was lifted from him. When asked how long he had been there, he answered "Two days," and died within a few minutes. The deceased was un married and lived alone on a farm about twenty miles north of Bayard. tricated himself from the position in I . L ... i i ...v In his efforts he had partially ex nlnnwl wa3 8 11 a ive and conscious, but 8UCCumbed a few minutes after being released from the wTeckage, The nlace where the accident occur red is a trail road leading through a pasture to the Pecekre home and prac tically not traveled other than by him self which accounts for the length of time elaDsinor before he was found. He is survived by an ager mother ... n f 1 T. residing at uayara, ana r v,. anu t., W. Becker, brothers, of Morrill coun- unerai services were neiu av ui' ard Sunday. Interment being made at Sutherland, Neb., their old home. Eileen, little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kraft, was taken seriously ill Friday morning with ptomaine poisoning. She was immediately brought to the hospital and for two davs was seriously ill, but was thought to be out of danger Monday. Jacob B. Baker, old soldier return ing to the Old Soldier's home at Col umbus Falls, Mont., after spending a fmloiiirh visitinor in Arkansas, was taken ill in Alliance and was removed to the hospital until he recovers suffi ciently to continue the trip. .Mrs. Alex Johnson of Mason City, la., arrived Saturday for a month's visit with her parents, Judge and Mrs. I. E. Tash and her sUter, Mrs. R. L. Johnston. . . ',.. CARRELL DOING BEST TO MAKE THREATS GOOD II KM 1 N G FOR I) CO M M I SS I ON ER OCT FOR ALLIANCE'S SCALP IS Attempts to Stir t'p Interest in Buy nrd for Another North and South Highway. George Carroll, official enemy of Alliance, is out on the warpath again. The Farmers Exchange, a Bayard newspaper, in an article in its last is sue, exposes George's efforts to make good on his threat to swat this city every time he has an opportunity, and to make an opportunity if none is ut hand. George apparently has an idea to enlist support from Bayard, Potter and Reddincton In an effort to get a north and south state aid road, somewhere vest of the proposed North Star route, leading from Sidney to Bridgeport to Alliance. 1 he bulky Heminglord com missioner has an idea that any road west of the North Star route will take away about half the tourist travel. Of course, in talking it over with the Bay ard men, he says tnat his plan is to get a state aid road that will serve a large farming community, and give the farmers an improved highway to help them market their crops. Only last week it wa3 that a crowd of Crawford road boosters, presum ably inspired by the Hemingford com missioner, asked for a road rrorn Lawn church north to the county line, If the Bayard road falls through, George has another idea just as good he'll build a road straight south from Lawn church to the Kilpatrick dam, and this will open the way for (Continued on rage IS.) Seneca Man Sends Check to Help the Methodist Church Rev. Mearl C. Smith received the following letter this week: "I notice! in the Alliance papers you are' mak ing a supreme effort to raise money enough to keep the work going on the new church. As a member of yourj church 1 am enclosing check which' you may apply to this good cause, and I assure you I am with you in the good cause and hope you succeed in raising tne required amount to com- plete the building, Yours faternally, "H E. HARKLEROAD" -7 , The committee will continue the canvass for funds this week. A nura- ber of pledges have come in at this writing, wnne reauy cajsn is nuv a yet plentiful as in some previous years, yet those who cannot pay their the bank. After over an hour of ques subscriptions in full this week can take turning, during which Shores stoutly the option of making them payable in maintained his innocence, it was decid three or six months. led not to file a complaint against The building work is still progres- nim. sing rapidly. The large steel beams The evidence against the janitor vas for the support of the roof over the purely circumstantial. He was posses main auditorium have been put in ped of a complete set of keys to tl.e place and the roof is being built. It building, and held the only key to the is the opinion of the building com-1 cellar. He admitted having seen the mittee that A. S. Mote, the superin-!two sacks of silver currency on the tendent of construction, has succeeded noor 0f the teller's cage, where it had in accomplishing more with the . been thrown after Brad Minor receipt- amount of money that has been ex-1 e for it and where it remained when pended than could be accomplished in the bank closed, having been overlo ik a period of years before or in the ej. Shores did not tell bank officials, near future. Business experts are ! Wme of whom were in the building ns predicting a period of prosperity in the next eighteen months. As this comes on, wages will be higher. Those wno neip in tne consiruiviun vi inc church now will have the satisfaction of knowing that their money will go farther than in most other times. Thirty Days at Hard Labor Is Sentence for Two Hard-Boiled Coons Roy Mitchell and William Owens, Ikuv iniiA.iic-11 aim ii Miiuio v . . , both colored, pleaded guilty in county court Monday afternoon and were sen - tenced to thirty days apiece at hard labor by County Judge Tash. This is an unusually stilt sentence ior vag- rants, but this was an unusual case, according to the testimony. Mitchell and Owens were in the pas fnnrpr Ktnt'on at Seneca last Saturday night, when Burlington Special Agent W. S. Short appeared on tne scene, ii was along about 7:30 in the evening. Mr. Short, suspicious of their appear ance, asked their business there. They got hard-boiled. One of them drew a gun on the officer, and a3 a result they were placed in custody. There being no "law" in Seneca, Mr. Short brought them to Alliance, where the vagrance charge was placed against them. Tho colored man who drew the gun claimed that it had slipped down his pant leg when the fastening broke, and that he had no intention of draw ing a gun for any threatening purpose, but the court declined to accept the explanation. Instead, since it is ille gal to carry concealed weapons, he or dered the gat confiscated. The two men will be given an op portunity to labor in the spud fields for the next thirty days, and their wages will be turned into the county treasury. A SPECIAL FEATURE. Beginning the week of Novemlor 2, The Herald has mr.de nrranjre ments to publish a series of art it-lex from lenders of national thought on themes in which they are most in terested, which rellect the funda mental needs of the nation today. These are big, vigorous, vital mes sages, educative and sensational. The publication of the?e articles in this community is exclusive with The Herald. The contributors Include such men as Dr. Charles H. Mayo of Rochester, Minn., who will write rn "The Nation's Health"; "Safety First in Investment," by Senator Arthur Capper; "Obligations of An American," by Lemuel Bolles, na tional adjutant of the American le gion; "Deflation of Wages," by John J. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of Americi; and dozens of other men of equal prominence and ability, Other contributors are Senator Borah, Judge Ben B. Lindsey, htlf a dozen governors; several r.tiiruad presidents; diplomats, politicians, miltaryi celebrities and leader.? in the business world. There will be topics discussed that will be of in terest to every reader of Thu Her ald . Watch for more detailed announcement. THE WEATHER Forecast for Alliance and Vicinity: Fair tonight and Wednesday. Rising temperature Wednesday and west por tion tonight. BANK JANITOR IS RELEASED AFTER AN EXAMINATION NO CHARGES FILED AGAINST JIMMY SHORES. Pinkerton Detective, Bank Officials 1 and Chief of Police Give the Chase. Jimmy Shores, colored janitor at the First National bank building, who wu neiu ior niveau lonuwum , the disappearance of $2,000 in silver i (dollars at the bank on Tuesday of last I week, and its recovery Thursday when 'found in an upstairs hallway of .he bank building Thursday afternoon, was released late Friday night after he had been questioned by Pinkerton Detective w. v. nopxins oi uenver, Chief of Police Jeffers and officials of ( ate as 9 o'clock, of the money on the , floor. The nile of boxes in the hrll- way, where the money was found, by tnree Doys, naa oeen seurciieu uw uay before, and the money had undoubted ly been transferred there some time Wednesday nicht or Thursday. The search for the perpetrator of the theft has apparently been aban dond. The Pinkerton operative has re turned to Denver, and the police au thorities have checked the case off their list. Tnmmv Murnhv. colored man who starred as pitcher for the Alliance Mnnnrrha this summer, was arrested . m . i I in Denver on Thursday of last week, 1 following advises from Alliance that he was under suspicion in connection! 'with the robbery. Murphy was also reieasru ucihk icivi ;-. hours for investigation. Murpny leu Alliance me mgni iiwiuwinn mo iuu- berv. and the man who sold mm tne ticket noticed that he was not only in a tearing hurry, but that he paid for the ticket with ten silver dollars. In asmiuh as the money had not been discovered, this was regarded as a sufficiently suspicious circumstance to warrant holding him for investigation. When the money was found, he was released. Murphy has a police record in Denver, the officials say. The three small boys who discover ed the money on Thursday afternoon, hidden in a box in an upper hallway, l ave leen called up and given a cash reward by the bank. The boys are John Barry, Joseph Barry and Earl Lymeth. Mrs. Frank McFall. wife of well known rancher living southeast of Antioch, underwent a very serious operation for tumor at the Hospital Momlnv morninar. She was in a very critical condition Monday and Monday night, but is resting some easier to day. BUSINESS MEN TOLD BENEFITS OF ADVERTISING LECTURER AT ARMORY EMPILU SIZES IMPORTANT POINT. "Getting the Mont Out of Retailing Draws Big Crowd to the Armory Monday Night With more than 150 representative merchants and salespeople present the business lecture given Monday nighfc in the Armory was a big success. The lecture entitled "Getting the Most Out of Retailing," was delivered by W. II. Farley, a representative of the Na. tional Cash Register company, whe spoke under the auspices of the Alii ance Chamber of Commerce. The lecture, which Was illustrated with 1,000 feet of moving pictures, was pre ceded by the showing of some very interest views from the National Cash Register plant at Dayton, O?" Mr. Farley complimented the cham ber of commerce for its splendid oo operation. He said: "You member realize the value of co-operation; you are on the right track. Keep it up and nothing can prevent Alliance from maintaining its place in the front ranks of progressive cities in this part of the country. The speaker made a vigorous appeal for better system in the operating of every kind of business. "It is only natural," he said, "that each one of us should want to get the most out of the work we are doing, or the business we are in; yet we must not forget that customers are justified in buying whatever they can get the most in goods and service for the dollars they spend. Success Not Easy. "In these days of keen competition, it is not easy to be a successful mer chant. There was a day when & men chant could sit down and wait for business to come, but today he must coax trade through advertising, dis plays, store arrangement, prompt anil cheerful service on the part of em ployees. The fact is, the merchant who aims at the highest success has I liicr inh nn hia hnmla. "Competition is proving that stor methods and store service must b improved to meet the demands for th buying public, and at the same time, make a rea-onable profit. Experience. has shown that one of the best ways to get more out of retailing is to study-' V. ana pi oni Dy me mevnoas tnai navv enabled other merchants to get hd "The National Cash Register com- pany always has tried to help mer hants solve their problems in thia way. For more than twenty-five years we have been collecting the best retail ideas, plans, and methods from sue-. - cessful stores in ail part or in world. We have accumulated a vabt amount of material, simplified, eon densed, and charted it and in such, meetings as this have passed it along to those who could use it. It indeeu; is one of the hopeful signs of th times, that merchants are getting to gether through such organizations a yours to study these plans and to work for the common good. Need for Organization. "The store that knows best how te please the buying public will get the. most trade, but unless at the same time it can make a profit, it cannot succeed. To succeed, a store must be thoroughly organized. The help must look alter the details, leaving the mer chant free to keep his fingers on the pulse of the business and give time to. affairs of the community. "Customers should be told promptly .about the goods carried, and impressed; with the fact that the store is wide awake and progressive. Goods must be displayed so they will attract And please the customers. -"The salespeople should be made to know the value of giving prompt, and satisfactory service to every customer. Merchants should know, ratner inaa guess about the important facts ef the r business. inev snouia control . , , , . . i their business, their cash, their stock, and their help." ... Commenting upon the importance 0? store organigation, the speaker mad m-. tirung m " , , , rhiint are trvinir to do all the think ing and planning for their 6torea. He advised that responsibilities be divid ed. "Fixing responsibilities encour ages co-operation among employees,' he said. "Remember it is team work that wins in business just as it does baseball." . An especially interesting topic ells' cussed was newspaper advertising. In this connection he said: Newspaper Advertising. "Among the important things ta which many merchants do not giv sufficient attention because of the press of details is advertisng, yet sta tistics show that hundreds of mer chants have failed because of this ne glect. " "Newspaper advertising travels far end wide. It is the medium through vhich the merchant gets his message to the people in their homes. Custom ers like to read their store news and general news together. The merchant uho fills his ads with store newt and interesting information about tht t ty . : i It ct Vtt .OS"- V.