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"Official Paper 6f Box Butte County
TWICE A WEEKTUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of Allianc VOLUME XXIX (Ten Tages) ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1921. No.3L I 1 1 n n n 1 1 I ft ft I ! t VV, f Jke- " ends on the county line, f ar jilORRILL GOUNi . Y n-sass glord. are a number of explanations DECIDES ROUTE OF NORTH STAR HIGHWAY IS TO GO STRAIGHT NORTH FROM BONNER. Itoad to Strike Box Butte County Line at a Point About Eight or Nine Miles West of Alliance. The long discussed question of the -routing of the North Star highway in JMorrilT county, from Angora to Alli ance, has at last been settled. The IMorril county commissioners, in a spe cial meeting held on Tuesday of last -week, unanimously passed a resigna tion locating the highway, and apply ing for state and federal aid for the -route. And, as had been feared by .Alliance road boosters, the route ap proved by the Morrill county fathers is the Bonner route. The Bridgeport INews-Blade, in its last issue, tells the .-ttory: "After a lengthy and painstaking consideration, the county board of -commissioners held a special meeting 'Tuesday for the purpose of locating the last five miles of the North Star : route in Morrill county, this stretch of road being between Bonner and the 3ox Butte county line. -The road, as it Is now located from Angora north, runs along the east side of the track from that town to a point About three-quarters of a mile south west of Bonner, then crosses the track And follows the section line straight north for a distance of five miles and to the Box Butte county line. The commissioners have designated the en tire road north and south through the county, including the stretch referred to, a3 state aid road number one, and 3t is also the official North Star route .from the gulf to Canada. ''The commissioners wouid have pre errnl to locate the road along the railroad track from Bonner to the county line, but it. would have cost four or five times as much to build as the one that was selected Tuesday, and -would have required a succession of ncuts through sand hills where a heavy -.-surfacing would have Deen necessaiy r change ot front on the part of thfc ' .orrill commissioners. One of them is that the Bridgeport road boosters laid down on the job. They profited by Alliance's efforts to end the deadlock, and in the first sh of gratitude offered their assistance in getting the road to follow the line ap proved by Alliance. However, their part of the struggle was over, tnd they ceased to fight Alliance's battles the minute there were any real battles to fight. It is believed that if the Bridgeport men had kept on the way they started, the Morrill county com missioners might have stayed put. Some of the Theories. The influence of Division Engineer Gaddis, however, ia thought to have been the deciding factor. Mr. Gaddis announced, it is understood, that he would not approve for state iud a road along the track, due to the expense of construction and maintenance. It is suggested by some who claim to have knowledge of conditions that a few of the state officers with influence own land that would be benefited by a road straight north from Bonner. Others say that while the state officials on no land there, that members of their families do. Commissioner Carrell of Heming ford, who at one time started out to hand Alliance the raspberry, has so far taken no credit for the actions of the Morrill commissioners. On his last stop in Alliance, he was frankly pleas ed with the prospect that Alliance would not get what its citizens wanted, but didn't claim that he was responsi ble for the change of sentiment in Bridgeport. . Alliance road boosters are making few comments on the designation of the route. But many of them have donned their thinking caps. HIGH OFFICIAL PAYS VISITTO THE ACADEMY ST. AGNES ENTERTAINS MOTHER . GENERAL AND STAFF. ALLIANCE ELKS OBSERVE THEIR V MEMORIAL DAY DR. MINOR MORRIS DELIVERS A BRIEF ADDRESS. Order Who Have Died During Past Twelve Months. the deen cuts would have , ., ' . i ibeen certain to fill with, snow in the ( pay Re8pects to Members, of the -winter, thus making would cost a heavy expenditure, to maintain. , . "The route that was selected will receive the sanction of the state en- A hundred members of Alliance gineer, it is stated, while the road No 961f p. o. Elks, and their ialong the track would not have receiv- f famjiies and friends met at the Elks ed such endorsement on account of the( home Sunday afternoon in the annual robjectionable features indicated. Ihe i0dge of sorrow", with which this :action of the commissioners was taken or(ier r,ava its respects to members .after many personal examinations oi.wno have passed away during the the two rouies ana several km i year, ucareful consideration.' Alliance Favored Track Route. The designation of this route didn't come as much of a surprise to Alliance road boosters, for along about the middle of November it became appar ent that the Morrill commissioners had changed front. Division Engineer it was also discovered, had entered into the road game and had thrown his support to the Bonner rroad, and against the one desired by .Alliance. This city has, ever since -.the days when a big delegation of Al liance men went over to Bridgeport and assisted in settling the deadlock in that county, which had for two .years prevented them having any road through the county, favored a route from Bridgeport to Angora and thence in the track to the county line. This V. . . ., 1 TO There was a special musical pro- cram, under the direction of J. P. Mann, with Mann's orchestra render ing several selections solos by Miss Noll Arheson and H. D. Shellenbereer. and a memorial address by Dr. Minor Morris. Secretary Percy Cogswell called the roll of the Elks who have died since the last lodge of sorrow, including the following: C. E. Hershman, G. N. Hoag, Daniel Lyons, Frank Stewart, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Wade B. Curry, and George P. Ehrhardt. The following was the program: Introductory March "Komaine" Gounod; Orchestra. Invocation, Rev. Andrew O. Dodge. "O, Lamb of God", Bizet; Orches tra. "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, Rathburn; Miss Nell Acheron, BROKEN BOW'S CONTEST IS A DEEP MYSTERY COACH PRINCE CANT UNDER STAND HOW COME. Special Programs Given Sunday and Monday by Student sand Alumnae of the Institution. St. Agnes Academy is enjoying the honor of a visit from Rev. Mother Valesca, superior general of the Fran ciscan sisters whose international mother house is located at Heythuy sen, Holland. Rev. Mother Valesca is accompanied by Sister Mary Dionysia, private secretary of foreign affairs and Sister Mary Dorothy, of Stella Niagara, N. Y., private secretary of domestic affairs. t, . At three o'clock Sunday afternoon the students of the Academy rave a reception in honor of the visitors on which occasion the following program was skillfully rendered: Duet The Old Cloister Clock .Kunke, Wilma Finegan. Margaret Brennan Chorus Welcome, dear Mother ....... Melody from Kubensteu Glee Club. i Greeting ' i Ihe Minima Duet Fanfare Op. J03, C. Bohn Mary Herman. Lillian Krejci Song the lioys or 5. A. A. Piano Solo Valse Caprice Newman Mma Wilson Chorus Come With the Gtip.ty Bride From "Bohemian Girt" Act Z Eolfe Welcome Verses Madge Dunn Chorus Der Herr 1st Mein 1'irt Glee Club Presentation of Gift Elizabeth Hume , At the close of the program Vevy Rev. P. J. Manning ihati!:el the stu dents in behalf of Rev, Mother Valesca and expressed the hope of welcoming her in Alliance. Later in the afternoon the Alumnae reception took place in the Academy parlor which was artistici'Jy decorat ed.' Much praise was merited by the following artistically rendered pro- Pionn finirt PiftW Kiuuime " 7 -WnAi i rivim? the ball to Broken Bow with Miss Wilma Finegan four feet from the goal. They played Violin Solo The Rosary .Nevin'uirtd the bull was six inches irom tne Miss 11. Schwenson line, uroxen uow inumuuneu inai. mo Accompanist Miss Madeline Bivnnan ! ball went over and Alliance disputed Vocal solo r ace to f ace Johnson i v?" "l i""1"1- II!.. . . A VI 1 T Piano Miss Ruth Morris Violin Miss B. Schwensen Welcome Address Miss Margaret Dwyer. Piano Solo Vive La Republique ; Kunkfl Miss Madge Applegate Presentation of Gift Mrs. Walter Buechsenstein The members of the Alumnae were then introduced to the Rev. Mother Visitors Well Satisfied With Every, thing Connected With Game Till , They Got Home. Coach Frank C. Prince of the Alli ance high school football team ia sore 'v puzzled over the behavior of the Broken Bow team and coach, which came to Alliance in the latter days of November, were defeated by a score of 12 to 7, were entertained by the Alli ance bunch and up to the time that they mounted the varnished cars for home, seemed to be as happy and con tented a bunch of defeated gridiron veterans as ever left the city. But, once home, according to their home town paper, the Custer County Chief, they experienced a sudden change of heart. Mr. Prince can't understand how come. He wonders what's come over them. For the Broken Bow coach. Mr. Carr by name, has announced that he will protest the game with Alliance. Not only that, but he will appear be fore President Brooks of the state as sociation, and make the protest in person. According to Mr. Carr, the grounds for the protest will be that the usual courtesy of having the visit ing coach O. K. the names of officials at the game was not extended to him, and that he had to telephone Alliance at his own expense to find out who they were. He O. K.'d the names given him by Mr. Prince, he says, and although he and his' team arrived at noon Thursday, and did not play until the following afternoon, nothing was Mtid to him about official.?, and he had thought everything simply hunkydory until an hour before tne game. At that time, Carr charges, Prince told him the umpire hadn't showed up and the linesman was out of town. The substitute had gone, and the game had to start with these two officials picked from the crowd. - ',.:, The game went all right to the four th quarter with Alliance 12 and Brok en Bow 0. when Broken Bow made a touchdown in that quarter that scored neven points. Alliance fumbled a punt '.THE' WEATHER Forecast for Alliance and vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Wednes day; colder tonight and Wednes day. Prince's warriors were anxious to mix with the Gering gridiron heroes, but the desire apparently wasn't mutual, good as won. had it been arranged, The Alliance boys figured the game as judging by the playing of both teams with Sidney. Gering and Sidney tied. 13 to 13, whereas Alliance walloped the Sidney aggregation, 83 and 6. In view of the disinclination of the Gering gang to tangle, the comparative strength of the two teams this year will probably never be known. City Manager Is Asked to Address . Nebraska League City Manager N. A. Kemmish has received a notification from the secre tary of the league of Nebraska muni cipalities that he ia down on the pro gram for an address on the second day of the league's annual ' convention, which will be held at Omaha on Janu ary 24, 25 and 26. Mr. Kemmish has not yet decided whether to accept the invitation, but inasmuch an Alliance is the only city in the state which has the city manager form of government, and COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS OBSERVANCE PLANS FOR MUNICIPAL TREE AND rUBLIC PROGRAM. The Elks Lodg to Be Committee fa Charge of Distribution of Gift to the Children. Alliance will have a community Christmas tree and ft program in which there will be something to in terest every person in the city, accord ing to plans made by City Manager N. A. Kemmish and others who hav interested themselves in the matter. Complete plans have not been made, but the arrangements have gone for ward to Buch an extent that nothing short of a howling blizzard will inter fere with the celebration now. Division Sunerintendent . VrA fi Gurley has volunteered to furnish th Christmas tree, and will bring down a monster pine from the Black Hills. This will be erected in the center of the street at Third and Box Butt. The city electricians will decorate it with colored lights and other thing that are customary . for Christmas trees, and J. B. Irwin, master mechaa- there is considerable interest in the lie for the Burlington and a member plan on the part of Omaha, Lincoln ' or the city council, has agreed to gel and other cities in the eastern part of I hold of enough discarded railway ties the state, will probably decide to be to make a monster' campfire to fur present. He will have been in charge nish light and warmth for the ocea of the municipal affairs of Alliance sion. The volunteer fire department, for a year by that time, and it will be assisted by men from the Northwest possible to give definite figures on ern Bell Telephone company, are to what the system has accomplished fori look after the fires. Alliance. . - I J. P. Mann and Mra. Tntr Dunnlno director of music in the schools, ar looking after the music and will hava some special numbers by tha school children and Christmas carols so that every one can Join in the sing ing. . After a short talk by the Rev. Ste phen J. Epler, Santa Claus will sea that all of the children who are pres i ent at the exercises and living in and I around Alliance between the ages of mree and up to high school age will STATE SECRETARY OF FINANCE be remembered. The business men of f COMPILES FIGURES .the city and others are to be Santa ' '., n . r Claus by donating some 1,600 or 2,000 n . - .-. ii n j i f I packages for the tree. IheE ka lodge. Out of Every foliar Taid ! Taxes, itn ar, Meyer as chairman, wiUa a o . a . o I . .... a . I. r . ... i.. ... . ... wie amie opcn iui is vrnit County and City the Rest. TELLS WHERE THE TAX MONEY WAS EXPENDED Philip F. Bross. secretary of the de partment of finance of the state of Ne- t t. i f i - ;: rresiaent, croons uecwes m iuvor distribution of taxes lor the year IDZO, It who presented each one with a slight his hat, Broken Bow it will make the score 13 to 12 in favor of the latter team. Talking Through His Hat. This about completes the charges by the Broken Bow man, and while they may sound quite convincing to him, they fill Coach Prince with astonish ment. The coach speaks his mind quite freely on the subject, and it's plain to be seen that he thinks the Broken Bow man is tauung mrougn would bring the road into Box Butte The Glory of God," Beethoven; Or- county at a point a coupie oi uict ; chestra. vest of the city, and make it definitely Alliance road. The Worm aiar an highway's official route calls for a load from Sidney to Aliiance'to Chad- Ton. Up until three weeks ago, it was understood that the Bridgeport road Jjoosters, who were elated when Alli .ance helped put an end to the Morrill countv deadlock, were with Alliance. One 'Bridgeport man succeeded in petting a right-of-way along the track a fin- na the countv line. The Box had agreed to -oot tVio Mnrrill commissioners at any place along the county line, and this, it was believed, definitely settled the matter. But someone threw a monkey wrench into the machinery and played inprrv hob with the works. - -..I The Morrill commissioners, wno naa Apparently been with Alliance all the time, about-faced with alacrity. A delegation from Alliance received as surances that no definite action had ten taken, and that the board wouid -view the various routes from Angora to Alliance and that Alliance's de tires would receive careful considera- tl0n Ends in Sandhills. It's probably true that the road as laid out by the Morrill commissioners -can be built and maintained for less money than the road along the track. But, as matters now stand, tne road ends out in the middle of the i-amlhills, and it will be necessary for Box Butte n ThuiUl a nine or ten-mile road ttraiv'ht west irom Alliance to connect with it. It will make a longer road for tourist traffic, and will not serve that it can to con M.ini'.i nnvthinir cl.e than a tourist i'lMV i - J - - - n J . crtma time to Come. a . nn iiii inrR-Bridireriort rood, the truute de.-igtiated i3 nothing more than rwuinTi Dr Minor Morris. ' "Still, Still With Thee", "Lansing; H. D. Shllenberger. "Auld Lang Syne", the Tudience. Benediction, Rev. Andrew D. Dodge. Wholesale Fruit Man Considering Locating Here N. A. Kemmish has received a letter from H. F. Smith of token of remembrance. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, closed the eventful dav. Rev. Mother Valesca 13 making a tour of the states visiting each hou.-e of the congregation under her jurisdic tion. We sincerely hope that her vi.;it to Alliance will be a source of pleas ant memories when she returns to her European headquarters. compiled from reports made by county clerks to the state tax commissioner. The charts and tables with which the DamDhlet is illustrated to show in a clear and interesting way some facts the committee in charge of collecting and distributing the presents to tha children. Harry Thiele of the Thiela Drug company is to furnish tha Christmas cards for the children upon which they will write their names and hand to Santa Claus to identify them as being eligible for a present. . - The Christmas cards will be dis-' tributed by the teachers to the school children in the city December 23. Children over three years of age and . . ...... , ii- . . viiiiuicii uvi win ire v cai o vi a aDoui wnirnins genera. P' not in school and having no older imormeu. m f ""''"'" " ."."Tl brothers or sisters in school If ac as a sort of political revelation-and companied by a parent can obtain, comes as pn answer to certain candi-, Christma, card, at Thiele's druir Missionary Society Convention at the M. E. Church Friday - Next Friday there will be an all-day convention of the Woman's Home Mis sionary society of the Methodist church held in Alliance. Delegates from several towns in western Nebras ka will be present, including the con ference officers and the traveling sec retary for the organization, Mrs. Anna Bowers. There will be a morning and afternoon session at the home of Mrs. Hampton, and in the evening at 7:30 it will be held at the Methodist Minneapolis, who writes on Btationery fhurcn and an B(MreM wiu be given by oi me urevn ot yc,'c '"""''T;; Mrs. Bowers. The program will be as wnoiesaiB cuuee 111111110, about Alliance as a possible location for a wholesale fruit house. Mr. Smith inquires concerning tne popula tion, railway facilities in all directions and the location of the nearest whole sale establishments. Special Meeting of Fire Department For This Evening There will be a special meeting of the Alliance Volunteer rire depart mnr fit the deoai-tment's headuuar tAra in t he citv hall this evening, at which time the lineup for the state firemen's convention, to be held at Norfolk January 16, 17 and 18, will be made. Alliance was a contender for the convention this year, and a strong delegation will, in all proba bility, be sent from here. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Smith was very painfully injured last week by a fall. The back of his head was cut quite badly and required sev eral btitches to close the wound. Mrs. Bowers, follows: Morning Session, 9:30 to 11. Devotions by Mrs. H. E. Wells. Reports from various officers. Presentation of pledges for next year with plans for each auxiliary. Children s Work, including Mothers Jewels Home, by Mrs. C. L. Miniek, Crawford. Afternoon Session, 2:30 to 5:00. Devotions, by Mrs. E. C. Barker. Roll Call Some good suggestion for the work, by each auxiliary represented. Address ''Jesse Lee Home", Alaska, by Mrs. Mildred Blust .Whitney. Question Box. Suggestions by Mrs. Bowers. Evening Service, 7:30, at the Methodist Church. Song Service and devotions, by Mrs, Van Metre, Harrison. Address Mrs. Bowers. Special Muaic. Mrs. Bowers will also be here Sun day morning and speak at 11 o'clock in the .Methodist church, "Tha officials were approved by Mr. Carr." he savs. "and he was very well satisfied with them. We expected the i two missing men to show up, but w hen they didn t there was nothing else to (lo but select others to take their places. Mr. Carr demurred about the men, and I told him that the game would not go on until he was satisfied. When the selections were maue, ne ctqva hi assent. If he hadnt, the game would not have been played. Mr. Carr knew the umpire, ami in lacv stated that they had gone to school to gether. He certainly approved the selection of the referee. So far as the claim that a touch down was made, the decision on the field was up to the referee, and he was the only one who saw what was hap pening. Neither Carr nor myself was there at the time. The referee was an official to have officiate. Those who saw the game are in clined to lauirh at Broken Bow's claim that it was entitled to a victory. 1 ne visitors had been blanketed until the fourth quarter, and they were plainly outclassed. The records of the game show which team had the advantage, and the records show that Alliance gained 395 yards io scrimmage, while Broken Bow gained but til. Coach Prince and others who are acquainted with the facts are not fretting about the chances for awarding the victory to the visitors. The game was not on of those which fiirured in the northwestern Nebraska league stand- tiering Declines a 01 me. The neighboring town of Gering, store. All children living in the coun try may get their Christmas cards at the Thiele drug store during tha week before Christmas. Those unabla to come to town for their cards will receive presents anyway if accompan ied by an older person to idenuiy them to Santa Gaus. dates who are now occupying the lime- liirht and riving columns of pledges to the nress that thev will reduce the trpmemlous burdens of state expenses. Mr. Bross' figures show that out of each dollar in taxes in the year 1920, the state received but 15 cents; the county 21 cents: city and village, 16 pfinto' inwiishin F cents and rural and city schools 43 cents. The state spent Let everyone who can donate one or its 15 cents for the following purposes:! more pnekages do ro and mark each. General state government, 2 cents; one as follows and see that they ara Ftate capitol, 1 cent; state institut'ons, put into the hands of the present com 3 cent; education, 5 cents; roads, mittee as early as possible. Packages bridges and paving, 4 cents. The larg- sutiable for boys, write the word est share or taxes are uncier uie cun-uoy on uiem mm emu w trol of local officials, city and county, present is suitable for. The same way In Box Butte county, m vjzm, me lor gins, wrue me woru, um n total taxes levied amounted to $285,- the age the present is suitable for. Oa 309. The state's share was $32,971; packages for either girls or boys writa the county appropriation was $52,710;, the word "Either." Also give tha school $148,187 and city and village, ages. Santa Claus will then divido tha $51 531. Per capita taxes for the gifts into three main packages con- county averaged $33.90, which compar- venient for distribution. Those who ed favorably with $37.25 for Dawes would rather make a donation instead, countv: $41.28 for Scotts Bluff county,' of presents may do so and the com $39 47 for Sheridan; $45.06 for Mor-1 mittee will attend to purchasing tha rill; $44.52 for Garden and $41.05 for present for them. . ' I Cah, aao r 1 1 hAtri w or r fill tv rV fin Sioux. . . ..... I k . c 7 VZ Mr Bross has promised a taDUiauon 1 unnsimas uay. im umc of the 1921 taxes ior tne neur miuic, 1 1 mc ucoi o v.. and this will give some basis of com- of all. u.i'v ..)..... Mrs. William Connor and Miss Anna HotVland of Antioch were Alliance vis itors Saturday and Sunday. which has had a no-defeat record this this season, albeit the game with Sid ney turned out a tie, has had its eyes on the state championship, the cham pionship of western rebrasKa, ana nas even turned covetous eyes on the northwestern Nebraska championship, which Alliance won hands down. I he Alliance team had but one defeat, and that came early in the season from Ansley, which is not a member or tne league. Gering and Alliance did not play. Coach Prince, on learning of Ger ing's ambitions, used the long distance telephone in an effort to arrange a I'ost-season game and definitely settle the oue.-tion, if question there was The Gering 'ich, however, said that it was after the season and that any way, the team didn't care to play. parison that will make more valuable. the figures Chamber of Commerce Is Advertising the Dox Butte Potatoes At the Monday noon luncheon of the Alliance chamber of commerce, the members adopted a suggestion ma..t hv V A. Bald, and the secretary in'ite to various chambers of the state offering supply of Box Butte spuds iree ior the annual dinners of the various or Mr. Bald pointed out that this was about the time for these nnnuul events, and that Box Butte spuds could receive some mighty good low cost. J. W. Guthrie suggested that the mr.mtu.rj of the Alliance organization, at its next annual banquet, each in vite a farmer to be present. An at tempt will be made to have farmers nmunt. from Jill Darts of the coun ty, and there will be a program of 1 interest to them. This sug gestion was adopted enthusiastically, Dr. W. J. Mahuffy of Mullen was in Alliance Monday on business. Let us all join and help the varioui committees make this a real enjoy able time for the children and the en tire community. Further details of the program win be given just before Christmas. i I Alliance Football Player Receives Honorable Mention No Alliance football player was lilt ed for the first, second or third all state high football teams, selected by the sporting editor of the Lincoln, Star, but Daily or Alliance is given a place on the honor roll among tha halfbacks who are credited with extra ordinarily good playing- during tha season. The Omaha Bee also give Dailey a place of honor. BIRTHS December 4 To Mr. and Mrs. C. R, Robinson, a dausrhter, December 3 To Mr. and Mrs. T. II, Fowler, a ron. To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heath, December 1 To Mr. and Mrs. Chas Heath, a girl.