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Official Taper of Box Biitte rountj " . Official Taper of the City of Aliianc VOLUME XXIX 4 ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1921. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES No. 7 r . r j TAKE STEPS TO CARRY OUT THE ROAD PROGRAM COMMISSIONERS DESIGNATE HEMINGFORD ROAD WEATHER Forccav Nebraska: Generally fair tonight .and Wednesday; colder east and central portion?; 'cold wave, extreme southeast portion, with the. temperature ranging fiom zero to fivo below; continued cold Wednesday. Write Morrill Commissioners and the State Officials Protesting Bridgeport Road to have a meeting with you. We are Kure that the importance of this road is well known to the state department as well as all others desiring this north and south connection and the shorter and more direct it can be made the better all interests will be served for the years to come. llease let us hear from you as promptly as possible and oblipe, yours Now that a peace treaty has been g Kftu VdUnS W signed Deiween i-ne Alliance roau 4 rhairm-in boosters and the Box Butte county onairman. commissioners, and a comprehensive; ALLIANCE, Dec. 17. Department road program mapped out, things are of Public Works, Lincoln. Dear Sirs: Btirring in road circles. The commis- ( We acknowledge yours of the 13th by nioners have already adopted a resolu- Mr. Morey, enclosing blueprint show tion designating for state and federal ing the designated roads in Box Butte aid up the railway track to Heming- and Morrill counties for a south con ingford and then north to the county nection, which do not meet, line. The resolution, which was adopt-1 At a meeting with our citizens on ed Monday, prescribed the following December 15, with all facts consid erate for the road:- ered, the sentiment expressed was Going out of Alliance on, .the Tenth that to meet this connection is en street road west to the turn on the tirely too much of a defour and too present Bo-ealled Hashman road, then much mileage for a south road. We north to the Happy Hollow road, then feel this road should come right up following the track to Hemingford, the track from Angora -to the county through Berea. Leaving Hemingford, line in Morrill county and thence up the road goes twelve miles due west the track in Box Butte county to our to the Lawn church, and then eight south road and then into Alliance for miles due north to the county line, near ( connection with both the Potash high Marsland. It is understood that' the way and theChndron highway. Crawford commissioners and road en- ve have done much bickering with thusiasts are only too anxious for this Morrill county over this road. They connection and will do their best to have gone to the trouble to secure re Fee that it is designated and approved jnqUijjhment of claims for right-of-for state and federal aid. way up the track and even asked and The commissioners have also writ- received signatures from our board to ten- letters to State Engineer Johnson and the Morrill county commissioners in regard to the proposed location of the North Star highway in Morrill county. An effort will be made to arrange a meeting with the state en gineer, in the event the two sets of commissioners cannot arrive at an agreement. The board, through its chairman, speaks plainly and say3 openly that it prefers a Broadwater connection to the proposed road north from Bonner. Chance for Settlement Division Engineer Gaddis, who met with the commissioners today, is of the opinion that the matter can be settled without calling in his chief. He de clares that the Fole' difficulty is one of expense for Morrill county, and there is no way Box Butte can share the burden. , Mr nmidia is not so certain wheth er ctnti lonartment will look with Joe Dolan. nineteen, and Jack Do- favor, on the proposed tracK roau 10 ian, eighteen, orouiers, were arrestee join this road at the intersection of the county tone and the railroad track. . ' (Contined on Page 4.) ARRESTBOYS CHARGED WITH STORE ROBBERY BRIDGEPORT OFFICERS THREE SUSPECTS NAB Practically Alf Stuff Stolen" Trom'the Wilson Store Sunday Night Is Recovered by Officers. limiiMlMnii Hi r f - -4. m -- - - - nr HE ALLIANCE HERALD publishers, 1 just entering:; upon their third year iii Alliance, extend sincere good wishes to the friends everywhere who have, by their splendid support, helped to make the years of our sojourn both pleasant and profitable. Not to acknowledge our gratitude would leave a big debt unpaid. 4 ) The big family of Herald subscribers fully two thousand of them our advertis ers and other patrons all have been of the utmost assistance to us in building up The Herald. We pledge our utmdst efforts to make this newspaper better in every pos sible way, and to strive to merit your con-, tinued confidence and good will. We prize no other gift: so highly. f Like the treasure ship 'of olden times, "full-fraught .with precious things, so! may Christmas and the New .Year come to you laden with all that will make for your Hap piness and Contentment. at Bridgeport Monday afternoon by Sheriff Ray Newman of Morrill coun ty, .at the request of Sheriff Miller of Box Butte county, following the rob bery of the Wikon furniture store in this city Sunday night The youths were brought to Alliance this noon and are now lodged in the county jail. Sometime Sunday night a window was broken in the rear of the Wilson store and merchandise taken valued Hemimrford and Marsland. This was a part of the state department's pro gram four years ago, but it is not now among plans for the immediate future. Alliance road boosters are of the opin ion, however, that the department will not stand in the way if it is shown that the whole county is in accord on this road, although it's hard to say what action the state bureau will take in tha matter. ... w.w - . owl c ail.. The following letters, explaining whs at 5j50.no. The missing article in attitude of the county comnussioiers, cme two 8ujtcases, knives, cutlery! were mailel tne rawer pan 01 io amj electrical appliances, practically week, following a meeting with an. Al- aJ1 of w.njch was found in the posses 1 liance delegation: , I sion of the young men when arrested ALLIANCE, Neb., Dec. 17. Board in Bridgeport. They had fold a por- of County Commissioners, Bridgeport, tion of the stolen goods for $5.50 ut NeD. Gentlemen: We are in receipt that place before being apprehended. of a letter from the department of The boys claim to have been liv- public works with, copy of resolution jn(? at Casper, on the "Sandbar", for and map, snowing me piu. the nve years, iney tay mai thev worked for the U .1, waiter HIGH OFFICIALS . OF BURLINGTON HERE SATURDAY DISCUSS BUSINESS CONDITIONS ON LINES WEST AD0LP1IBR0ST ENDS HIS LIFE WITH SHOTGUN FARMER NEAR ALLIANCE A SUI CIDE FRIDAY AFTERNOON Charity Committee Gives Account of Recent Activities At a special meetinir of the charity board committee of the Alliance cham ber of commerce, held at the chamber rooms Monday evening, there were present Mrs. S. W. Thompson, chair man; Mrs. Llovd C. Thomas, secre tary; II. D. Hacker, Rev. B. J. Mi- nort, Mrs. W. E. fcpencer, Mr. and Mrs, Samuel Tillett Mrs. W. W. Johnson, N. A. Kemmish, W. R. Pate. Ihe board completed arrangement? for Christmas dinners for ttbout fif teen families who are receiving help. The Elks, Woman's club and other or ganizations are taking an active part and each is caring for a certain number. The fathers in, three different fam ilies in the city are due for some drastic action unless they mend their ways. Ihe committee, after Rome quiet but thorough investigation, has decided that these men will be re ferred to the proper authorities unless they make some attempt to care for ana assist their dependent and needy families. Two of the families are re ported to have been selling groceries and clothing which has been given them, and the father of the third family, although earning money, is re ported to bo neglecting his family. Iho present usually severe coin weather is causing some suffering among poorly supplied families which are being looked after, and those who desire to make donations of food 01 clothing are requested to phone the secretary, Mrs. Thomas, at phone 74, in order that their donations may ie put to proper use. Duplication of ef fort will be avoided if those who wish to help will advise the bend of the committee: Mrs. S.. W. Thompson, phone 417-W, or Mrs. Lloyd Thomas. HIGH SCHOOT BASKETBALL '-..TEAM WINNING OPENS SEASON BY TWICE DE FEATING CHADRON FREMONT f.lAfJ DISCUSSES I !!E DAIRY PLAN CONDITIONS IN WESTERN NE BRASKA EXCELLENT Adris Farmers Not to Go Into the Game as a Sideline, But as an Occupation Over thirty farmers and their fam ilies were guesto of the Alliance chamber of commerce at a special luncheon tendered them Saturday noon, at which E. M. Little of Fre mont was the speaker. Mr. Little, who described himself as a farmer but who is also an expert on dairy cattla ind who has been instrumental In lrinsring hundreds of them into Ne braska, spoke for an hour to those present He has visited Sidney, Scottsbluff and Alliance, in the west ern end of the state, nt the request of the Omaha chamber of commerce, which has inaugurated a campaign to promote the dairy industry in tho state. Mr. Llttte was Introduced by J. S. Rheih. vice president of the Alliance chamber of commerce, who presided. The speaker said that he was ruised fn the dairy business and that he had "milked" his way throueh the state university. He declared that the fact that there is a lartre, modern cream ery at Alliance adds 3 cents to the' price of butterfat to the producers out here. The three essentials of the cow bus iness, according to Mr. Little, are, firrt, the cow; second, the food sup ply, and third, the mnrket. "Western Nebraska," said he, "has a wonderful supplv of feed alfalfa and corn. Wih reference te the use of silaVrv u- T nu ,m that last yesr he f c I 100 yearling steers on silage and ha;' nnd that in ninety dnvs they gained 216 pounds. During the next ninety days he added to the above foed n supplement of three pounds of oil moRl pod the gain during thit ier!od was only 211 pounds. "I would not farm without a Bilo, he said. , , , r Experience Is Valuable. v.j "Only men with previous experience should go into the dairy business on a larce scale." said Mr. T.ittlo "Th ' ' I averajre dairy cow for each 100 pounds Alliance high school opened the has- of milk produced eats 32 pounds of ketbnll Feason by handing the Chad-1 corn, valued et .'10 cents rr duhM: 64, ron Fcnoois iwo oeieais. ine 1: in pounds 01 aitana, valued at $8 Der Takes Measure of Normal Five Score of 17 to 15 Wins From High Scholo, 27 to 20 hy Uii.ln-enort state highway from Alli ance. At a meeting with our citizens on December 15 for the purpose of going over this matter, we decided that your proposed route leaves the railroad track at Bonner and comes straight north to the county line. There has been much bickering about this road and we felt, when vour committee of interested citizens Lumber company there for two months and for the Midwe.'t Oil re- had gone to the troume 01 secunni? piare they had purchased tickets damage waivers for right-Df-way up Tney ciajm that their father's n ante was Jim Dolan and they lived at 222 North 10th street, Denver, for several years, their mother dying there in 1012. They say that their father took them to Cody, Wyoming, where he i:pl In toifl. Thpir schooling, accord- Ihe sentiment at this meeting was jnr to thcir j.toryi was received at the again.st any further uetour v Jefferson whool in Denver. the track road, in order to get this Both of the youths were dressed in connection. This senuniem wa Iiew blue serge suits, son wnue roi on the extra mileage cau.-eu iur ton- iars an(j nevv pnoes, the track, and had asKeu a wriutu agreement from us to join you at the intersection of the county line with the railroad, that the matter was tuHPticallv settled and was satisfac tory to all concerned. tinuous travel and if there wa3 no chance for reconsideration of this matter by your board, it would be preferred to take the bhorter route by Broadwater. . It has been stated that our county has stood willing to meet your county at any point. But the later develop ments, with the written agreement ..m 11 to meet on the county line at the intersection of the railroad, nat- No Definite Decision in Regard to Improvements at Alliance or Elsewhere Alliance was visited, Friday a,nd Saturday of last week, by most of the high officials of the Burlington rail road. Among those who attended a conference here were President Hole Holden. vice president; C. S .Burn- finery for three months, although they ham, operating vice president; U. P. cannot give details. They claim that Bracken, T. Roope of Lincoln, super they were broke in Alliance and that jntendent of motive power; W. F. thev "found" the two suitcases filled Thiehoff of Omaha; F. Comb, siqer with stolen goods at the Burlington jntendent of the Sheridan division; depot Sunday nipht. shortly before the c. C. Holtorf, superintendent of the Sterling division; ueneral superin tendent A. G. Smart and 8ure-intend-ent F. G. Gurley of the Alliance di vision Mr. Holden and Mr. Bracken, accompanied by Mr. Smart, left Fri day evening, on an inspection trip over the lines west, and the other men re mained here for a conference. There was a report that Alliance has been slated for about a hundred thou sand dollars Worth of improvements, but at the railroad offices it was said that no definite action had been taken Condition of wages, rates und busi ness is now so uncertain, it was pointed out, that it was thought lest to delay decision until time become Believed to Have Been Despondent Over Financial Affairs Fu 1 neral Held Monday Adolph Brost, sixty, pioneer Box Butte county farmer, committed pui cide at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home, thirteen miles northeast or Alliance, by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. Brost. a widower, and a fourteen- year-old son were preparing Fupper, train left for Bridgeport, to which Joe is 5 feet 4 inches in height and JhcK is o Teet 5 inches. They claim to have had no trouble of this kind before and al though they appear olde rthan they more nearly normal, state, are not worried bytheir can-, ture. '. Mrs. Oscar Maret or I nermopyiis, ' ' Wvo.. formerly Miss Alice Cailon, The potoffice announces that on js visiting in Alliance at the home Sunday and Monday, December 25 tnd 0f her oarents. Mr. and Mrs. John 2i, the carriers will make one com- Cr.rbon. Mrs. I. W. Wright, another ruin trin pjirh dav. Money order. ,l..i..kt.i. 1j ovrwwtut in arrive from urally takes precedence over any oth- jejt-tiy and ceneral delivery windows Lander with her two children within er previous discussion, Deing ii me wil open from y a. m. unt:l Vi 1 f a oecuieu poinu ne me not unmindful that this route may cause your county a little more mile ace, nor is this our main reason for protesting me inwm u. route. But, because of the years of service and the continued extra mile age for the connection, which we feel sure in the end will more than jus tify the added construction exinse. We feel that a joint meeting of your board and ours with Mr. Johnson of the state department, if possible, might bring about an agreement to settle definitely thig much-needed road and we hope such a meeting: can be . ni-snced in the near future unless, perchance, you are willing to recon kWr, and in that event will be glad noon each day. J. W .Guthrie has received a tetter from Henry C. Keach, formerly ore n h;t at the Imperial theater, which brings the news that Mr. Keach, who is no wat Greenville, Tex., is again able to walk. the next few days. The meeting of the Rotary club for Wednesday evening has been postpon ed, due to the holiday season. A spe cial program had been arranged, but this win prooaoiy De given wie meet ing following Christmas. C. H. Sneer of the National store in ... i?lr-. ; this city naa nanaeu in nis resijm.i Charles Benjamin is suffering from a dislocated hip and shoulder, received , tjon expects to be relieved within when ne sieppea in noie at uw vug a Bhort time. of the sidewalk. The Married People's Dancing dub held one of the best meetings in the history of the organization last Sat urday at the armory, when one hun dred dancers were present. It is pretty hard to tell sometimes whether some of the highly paid men strike because they want more money or because they just want a little time in which to spend what they already save. game was with the Normal Friday n:ght. It was a clo e b-ittle from start to finish. On th tip-off AH; ance got tho ball and BTcknell m'sM?d an easy shot. -There was no scorincr from the field during the first Fix minutes of play. Yates of Chad ron broke into the scoring column by tos iner a couple of baskets from the ield. followed by Crops for one oal. First half ended with scove of 8 to .1 !n the Normal's favor. The Normalites started he scoring in the second half in whirlwind f.uh ion, scoring six points in so many min utes. The high school began to hit their stride, outfighting the Normal, and with five minutes left to play, scored six field goals: Cross, four; Bicknell and Joder each one 'apiece. The Normal tried desperately to tie ton; and 120 pounds of silajre, valued ' at $4 per ton, producing 100 pound of milk at a cost of (50 cents for feed, on the year round basis, with 10,000 pounds of milk per year." "The dairy cow is a complex piece o fmachinery and requires study r.ll the time," said Mr. Little. "You w II innever find two cows alike. 1 would not recommend that dairy cows bo put in unless you have a field ahead of you. The dairy cow brings in an income the year round and you should make a business of it. Don't try to make it a sideline. It is much easier than the farming of grain crops for a living. "The dairy cow is the most efficjent of all farm animals. The cow U'six times est efficient as is the steer in the idilirat'on of hav and (Trains." avail, final whistle score 17 to 15, in favor of Alliance. C. 1 11 jlu 1 iYiA Allinn wnrrlnrs tun- He sent the boy into the kitchen to I lp(J wjlh Superintendent Crawford's look after the meal and then placed proU.RCS. There was a better display the muzzle of the gun to his left jawf bajjk,ti,an jn this game, on bo'h and using a cleaning rod to push the , It c0felv contested. Alli- the score by taking long ihots, with no Mr. Little then mentioned Kaite Ger trigger shot away the entire left side of his face and head. Brost is reported to have been de spondent over financial matters and is anre took the lead early in the first half and held it throughout the came. The final score was 27 to 20, while id the end of the first half it was 12 to 9 said to have told a neighbor a lew,;n Alliance's favor.- Superintendent lavs aero that he would kill himself. 1 Crawford, former principal of Alliance He is survived by seven children, fiveihSph school, had hopes of crowning the sons and tnree uaugnters. ciuintet from Alliance, ana inrew u Funeral services were held from the, w-aie into the locals the rtr.t part of Methodist church in Alliance at two the second half, o clock Monday afternoon, with Kev. M. u. Smith in charge. Interment was in onsen woou cemetery. The suicide was an uncle of the Al liance mati of the same name who died in Alliance at the hospital a few weeks afro while being operated on for tonsilitH. This is thought to have weighed on his mind and perhaps to have been partly the cause of his act. Some Hope For Revival At Potash Plants That the potash industry In Ne braska may get on its feet a?ain is m i.: .u. f:.... ........ lorecasieu in a decree meu 111 irunui church presented a sacred Christmas ??UI ,iiu,,'f V 1 Zhr i .h,vh hi concert at the evening service at the 1 V11 , 1 J 5.9W?"' Ln tl church Sunday. The following pro-, ""f-r- 'i;" r'h gram was presented: ur',W. - ' uZZZ Anthem, "The lehem," Lorenz Vance taking solo part. le Shepherds of Beth- company or ; Mrs. J. S. Rhein, Mr. P??,? th A. solo oarU. 9' NeJ,",a 1 Smart; Mrs. Rhein. Avis Joder. Anthem, "Through the Silent Star ry Night," Wilson; eolo, Mr. Shellen- berger. Violin solo, "To Spring," Craig; Mr. Bass. Anthem, "O Little Town of Beth lehem," Nelson; solo, Mr. Bald; duet, Mrs. Nelson, Avis Joder. Anthem, "The Heavenly Sign," Lo renz; recitative, Mrs. Rhein. Quartet. "Hallowed Nieht." Messrs. Hewett, Shellenberger, Vance, Bald. Anthem. "What Mean Those Holy Veioes," Adams: trio, . Mrs. Rhein, Aria Joder. Lulu Surgeon: Mrs. B. Fonaih, accompanist. of Deleware, bankrupt, to merican Fota.sh company the sum of approximately the remnant of the proceeds uukt., inore -was joy jn neaven, r. insllPnr nolicies. VI V VV.wvy y " ' rniwted bv Mr. Wauch as the result nf th fire at the Antioch potash plant in 1920. At least the i.incoin Mar sees a possible revival of the indus try, although it is sugsrested that even $99,000 won't keep tne poiasn piani going forever. Referee McClenahan further rules that this order shall not affect any subsisting restraining order now in force as against the American Potash company of Nebraska and iU officers and agents, in the suit in nty of George Harris against William b. Sharp and others, now pending in the court. . ben. the famous Univer;ty of Ne braska cow, and stated that she hnd produced 18, (KM) pounds of milk and 723 pounds of butter in one year. Sh . produced, from the same food, 2,200 pounds of edible fro Stuffs to 450 po"vt from a steer. I have bought and sold dairy cows for twelve years," said the speaker. "and I beFeve that, they will be 25 per cent hiirher in a year than they are at this tune, in1? production on foodstuffs from the dairy cow, in pro portion to other animals, is as fol lows : Dairy cow, J 00 pounds of feed to 18 pounds. Hog, 100 pounds of feed to 15 pounds. Calf, 100 pounds of food to 7 1-2 pounds. , Hen, 100 pounds of food to 5 pounds. Sheep, 100 100 pounds of food to 3 pounds. Steer, 100 pounds of food to 2 1-2 pounds. ' "The dairy cow takes practically no plant food from the farm," said Mr. Little. "One hundred pound of but- . ter takes less than 4 cents worth of fertility permanently from the soil, while f0 bushels of oats takes away fertility valued at $14.50, based on the comparative value of fertilizer. "In Denmark they make monev in dairying on land valued at J500 to J1.500 pe racre; in Holland much of the land used for dairy purposes is valued at $1,000 per acre. Conditions here in western Nebraska are excel lent for dairying. "The type or breed d si red fo rdairy ing depends upon the individual." In closing his talk Mr. Little stated that good dairy cows can be laid down in western Nebraska, Alliance for in stance, at $110 per head, for three, f our orfive-year-oldai First calves can be purchased for $15 less. It is quite probable that his visit to this part of the state will remit in the bringing in of a good number cf td ditional dairy herds.