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Official Paper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of AUianca VOLUME XXIX (Eight Tages) ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY G, 1922. No. 12 M 111 (SWffl vVMS J i I 4 BROADWATER IS BOOSTING HARD FOR G. P.O. ROAD 'GOVERNOR M'KELVIE ASKED TO HELP GET FAIR PLAY THE WEATHEK Broadwater Chamber of Commerce Says State Representatives Did Not View Their Route. The lively little town of Broad vater, in the midst of a somewhat heated discussion as to where the Bridgeport-Alliance road is to be 'Constructed, is not sitting in the grand stand watching the playing of the :game, but has grasped a ball bat and is out on the field mixing into the fray. The Broadwater men, who are :the original road boosters, have done their part, aside from state and fed eral aid, to make the G-P-C route be tween that town and Alliance a real road. But this isn't all. They are out to see that the road in question frets a fair deal in competition with -the Bridgeport-Alliance road. This summer, when Alliance road boosters helped to bring about a set tlement of the Morrill county dead lock, a settlement of the difficulties of that county waa arranged whereby the commissioners approved the Bridge port road as route No. 1 and the Broadwater road as No. 2,. Broad water's belief beinar that the state en gineer would be called in to decide as Wuwn the two routes. It develops, according to the Broadwater road iJinnsters. that the representatives of Abe state hiehway department, in .-stead of looking over the two routes -jinA selecting the one most leasiDie for a road through the sandhills, never inspected the Broadwater road at all, wit apparently went aneaa on me sumption tnat tne pnuKeiwn was the one to dq duiiu G. P. Harries secretary road of the "Broadwater chamber of commerce, forecast for Alliance and vicinity: fair tonight and Saturday. rising temperature. J rally BiOv 9fy north to Alliance is the most v c4 most feasible has been establish nany reasons. One is that it h. vKi-, Vae most traveled route throiA andhills from the Black Hills l and vice versa for the past forty jvars. Another is, that it is now a Star route and Post road from Alliance south r.nd east for over thirty miles. Another is.he distance from Broadwater to Alliance is only about 40 miles and is now an open donated road. Still another, Alliance is almost directly north of Broadwater, and the sandhills lay in a northeasterly direction', and the road after leaving the table, follows up the valleys in the sandhills, leaving really only a few sandy places, and magnesia for sur facing purposes very close at hand. "With all these things in favor of this road, the county commissioners were asked to desigate this route for State and Federal aid. Bridgeport, being the county seat, and the strong factor in the rival road, North Star road, also asks the county commis sioners to designate the North Star route for aid, notwithstanding the fact, they had not as yet secured their right-of-way and their route was some 25 miles farther around. The county commissioners finally designated the North Star as road No. 1 for State aid and the G. P. C. highway from Broad water to Alliance as road No. 2 for State aid. leaving the decision to the (Continued on Page 8.) FOUR MEN FROM HEMINGFORD ARE THROUGH COURT MEN TAKEN IN HOOCH RAID ARE GOING THROUGH MILL PUBLIC IS STILL DISCUSSING THE PHONE QUESTION MUCH INTEREST IN PROBABLE ACTION OF COMMISSION Indications Are If Rate Increase Allowed There Will Be Some Attempt at Reprisals. Is SS1SSVr.' A.w.it Sentence of the nvomnr McKelvie. in a letter in. V-OUn uenairatr ahsvbhvu me The matter of telephone rates con tinues to be discussed in Alliance, al though the state railway commission, by order, continued the status quo un til January 27, at which time there will be another hearing. The commis sion has announced that other cities than Alliance may ask for figures con cerning investment and revenues of their exchanges. The twenty-five or more towns in which an increase has been requested have organized a com mittee, and some of them, at least, are employing legal talent on a contingent fee, that is, pay nothing unless the company is routed. In Alliance, City Manager Kemmish and P. E. Romig, who represented the Alliance chamber of commerce at the hearing last week in Lincoln, have been placed in charge of preparing Alliance's showing. City Manager Kemmish has already receivded the data contemplated by the Alliance franchise, and is now engaged in going over the figurea and getting ready to prepare the case against the company. He has as yet made no out line of the course he intends to take, and probably will not until he is ready to go before the state railway com mission. In the meantime the discussion con tinues. A week aeo only a few men were talking county telephone com nanv. and now the number has in creased considerably. Kmnloves of the company at Alii ance are not particularly alarmed over KEMMISH TALKS TO ROTARY CLUB ON BOYS' WORK NEED OF SION PLACE AND SUPERVI. FOR RECREATION Urpes That Community Building Be One of the Firt-t Projects Put Across by the Public. City Manager N. A. Kemmish was the speaker at the Wednesday dinner of . the Alliance Rotary club at the Palm Room of the Alliance hotel. Mr. Kemmish spoke on "Boys' Work,"' and emphasized the fact that there is a need in Alliance not only for more opportunities for recreation, but also for supervision during hours of play, which he considered fully as important. J Alliance has no Y. M. C. A., and no agency that in any sense takes its place, the speaker declared. In other cities the Y. M. C. A. fills an impor tant place in boy life, furnishing them with several kinds of recreation. The Boy Scout organization came in for considerable praise, but the chief drawback to this, it was said, is that it reaches so few boys. There is but one active troop in the city. The pres ent scout master is an ideal man for boy leadership, but the difficulty is the lack of men who will take the troops and organize and lead new ones. Boys, Mr. Kemmish declare!, are clannish, and the older ones ob ject to associating with their younger brothers in the Fame organization. He declared that a great need wa3 more troops, and a thorough training in the Scout principles. There is also a. great need for a Jilace where boys may meet and en oy themselves. The present Scout club house is ideal for the purpose lor which it was constructed, and is ad- uuvtrxiivi A,vA;i - . which he reviews the controversy be tween the North Star and G-P-C Wghwaya and tells some interesting ttia turn mutes. He de clares the G-P-C route the m03t feasi- the far-famed mills of the gods, in that ana exceedingly Limit Allowed by Law. The justice mill is somewhat like this line of talk. "If these men who' mjraDiy suited to swimming parties. are talking a county system wouiu get statin ar excursions and week-end far enough along with their project 'camping trips, but it is not large to inquire concerning the cost of ma- eoujrn j3 not favorably located terials," said one of them, "that would , for a number of the athletic sports mark the end of it." ur course, me Jn wnich the boys are interested. Urge Community Building. Basketball Team , Won Victories on Its Holiday Trip Prospects for a winning team for the local high school seem to be bright this year as the team is meeting with great success on the annual ip dur ing the holidays! After defeating Hyannis, 4C to 19, the locals fell before the fast Ravenna pnstimers, 27 to 17. They then took the measure of Anslev 20-13, Aurora 4(5-19, College View 32 to 14, Green wood by the close score of 25 to 21 and Havelock 31 to 1!). Either tonight or Saturday night the boys play Lincoln high. Lincoln is credited with having one of the strong est teams in the state, having had a strong team last year and losing few men by graduation. If the Alliance boys can defeat them they may be ranked as one of the strongest teams in the. state. From comparative scores Ravenna and Greenwood would seem to be the strongest teams met. This is doubtful in the case of Greenwood but is prob ably true for Ravenna' as this team won the championship of class C last ycltr and has practically the same team this year. From the victories on this trip Alli ance will probably be in class A at the tournament this year. After Dlavinir Lincoln the team will return on Sunday in time for the re opening of school after the holidays. i iii . Lyman Boylan of Crawford was op erated on this week for appendicitis. AUTO THIEVES IN NO HURRY TO GO TO STATE PEN YOUTHS BACK UP ON THEIR PLEA OF GUILTY bU for - going through the sandhills, ' .jrind-slowly it is. and makes a most ef- . twrv sman. ima is tr ,ieCUVe argument, v.". ..m onnnM case of the eight men captured in a men who are discussing a county sys tom have an idea, back in their heads, that they will get enough prospective Mr. Kemmish then explained Ida patrons lined up bo that the North- plans for converting the present city nai tnrous" rr7"i" vr'. n TTm?no.fnrd. .countv seats. Mr. names aiu . true, at least, m wiej Consiler sellm. Ihe matter nas not rth. ftrm0rv already contains U min dooI. now covered with a fiance flnnr which is of ample size to ac commodate 2,500 bathers a week, und his idea was to extend the building up as yet, apparently, gone- ucjuim ." discussion stage, the general idea be ing to wait to see what action will be taken by the state railway commission nt th heanne on the Attn, n tne . Ktnrv and have a community comDanv should be granted an increase . -,nteP witn swimming pool, shower then there wj be ample opportunity . dressing rooms, springboards to discover whether the various peopie- nn(j au the paraphernalia to be foun, Prospect of Immediate Sentence Not So Pleasing After They Listen . to Advice of Friends. JOLLIES OF 1 922 PROVED A BIG HIT THURSDAY NIGHT AMERICAN LEGION PLAYERS. SCORE A SUCCESS. Second and Last Performance of All Home Talent Show to Be Given at the Imperial Tonight. "The Jollies of 1922", an all horn talent production by the members of Allinnce post No. 7 of the American I-egion, which gave the first aoDear ance at the Imperial theater last night, made a decided hit with the good sized crowd that assembled to see th legions funmakers in action. Tha show was produced unjler the direction, of the Joe Bren company of Chicago, with Chris Ming and Joe Iverson aa directors. The rehearsals got away t a late start, but with two directors on the job the cast was whipped into fin shape in the short time. Ihe show was one of the most successful eve produced by an amateur cast in A1U ance, several of the members getting by sufficiently well to be classed witn the professionals. The performance consisted of two acts and four scenes. The first act showed a tropical island, with a kins who had never laughed for a reason that was adequately explained. Thn king has offered a large reward tn anyone who can make him laugh, and Shorty Arkins. as a colored aviator. essays to collect by inviting the king to come to the United States and wit ness a mistrel performance that wui turn the trick. The second and third scenes pr sented a pleasing interlude in which Miss Sarah O'Keefe, S. E. Wible and George Madsen, as a tough customer, win a good many laughs, with a clevtt comedy sketch. Mrs. Frank Buechsen stein sang "Longing," Joe Bren's latest hit, accompanied by a chorus of girla and men. The plot is carried forward In th second act. There's a scene staged In the Alliance County club, followed by an old time minstrel show, which waa perhaps the most popular part of thn program. Ihere were several musical i to uiscover wnemer me iuj nn(j an the parapnemaua to oe ivum.ij uuhpi n ' . T ' i. mnti who dislike the Bell company are suf- at Hot Springs. The great problem to Alliance with the sheriff without Glares that the state highway depart- the men captured, but four have ap- ment did not give uroauwaier a iair peareu in cuun iu icvcivc men umii shake and asks Governor McKelvie's cine. Four of the men are still in jail, jassistance and intervention. ! -d W three are awaiting trial. Mr Harries' letter to the governor David Crisp, released under $500 .follows- bonds, was being tried early this after - - .1. - v,iv. eta noon. '"T Viavo hrvn renuested to Write yOU l,ul- Via fnllnwinir in behalf of the Broadwater chamber ganford Sahling and Clayton Ersk f commerce, officers of the Nebraska jne pieaded guilty to having intoxi rganization of the Gulf, Plains Ca- j cang liquor in their possession, and radian Highway and residents of this were finej $10o an(j cost3 each by pai-t of the county, in reference to ob-' Ju,,Ke Tash Saining SUte and Federal aid in the William Ervine and James Wison construction of a north and s011"1 entered pleas of guilty to charges of "highway between Alliance and Broad- intoxication and were fined $50 and water, connecting the Nebraska High- j costs! nvay and the Lincoln highway on the Wilson, in entering his plea; declar south, and the Custer highway and the . cd that wnie he was not intoxicated JJlack HilU on the north. 'at the time, he was willing to plead "As near as I can learn the facts.01 ; guilty in order to get out of jail and the case are this: a highway associa-j put an end to the cas He had just tion was in the process of organization ge judge Tash. A two-ounce i V l;wif ond TpnSlhlA nortll ! 1 L V. fka nffiara AAJ lay uui a unci., w.v. - ---otuvcu a miuic uiik. uriui c uic wn.t. o, i , and south highway from the Gulf of, bottlo of hooch waB found in an inside F'e Chief "Bud" Schafer has issued Mexico to the Canadian border, Known st of his coat. another statement concerning tne re- tfte speaker at the Thursday evening a t.hM Great Plains highway, and up ' r Wfl!m't drunk, but I nrobably lations of the fire department and the ' nf ih0, Aliinnm Uon club. Dr. to the time of war, the route was would have heen u the officers had public, as well as giving some sugges- Simps0II mad6 an extended and. inter- Harpld Watklns anf Peter Schleve, the two youths brought back from St, Paul w RririfT Mil lor thn first of the numbers, in which local singers won week, have suffered a change of Wrt' J heavy, .W'1 "iss Jrothy inco their return. They were arrest-, e8WCial,y noticeable hits. .1 X Kl urhAi f half I ' - CU III uio iuiuiicruia vivjr w sis j were found in possession of the J. F. Spetman garage in Alliance about evening at the Imperial, and a huge atj tendance should turn out to Bee one oi mitted the theft In St. Paul, and came . . D" "-" Second Performance Tonight The show will be repeated tola The cases so far disposed of in- ficently peeved to bow their necks and fop ft Bw5mfn(r pool in Alliance, he fighting tradition. They pleaded. set aoout tne uisn oi kchi8 said, has been heating the water. At gumy m coum-y tuun ' !,". in this fashion. I Hot Springs nature has solved this, asked County Attorney Basye to ar- mance. y Thoro Investieation Promised. problem. In Alliance, he said, it could range to take tnem oeiore ouuge i no committee irom Alliance post lhoro investigation ituinmcu. "" . v. . ... ... .... ... Wtnimii of Pnubv 11a. where thev which had chartr nf "Th Jn si rit ta riAnn nv LlltJ I i L V tl L vciy lltLlw v A I -. ... ri v -v Deaoiieuy mew; 4 tu ' m,H in ,liKt.r rmil-t nnd 10W urna mmnnwrl nf 11 r. TrA- DV laymE a pipe line n me tuuiu t"c.v. n ... a . Jr " and utilizing tne exnausi oeRin msrvniK wm-cnw. "uii .! mmi, - iwwu, mn nurif ving system could be ' made to take them to Rushville yes-1 M. Burr, George Madsen, Tom W. Gee, Tn tht meantime, the state railway :: i a tn fip ' pense, n-rnun.l annnrentlv. is not Slttinff ldlv i City 8 plant waiting for the big battle. It has an ( Continued on Page 8.) Fire Chief Schafer Makes a Few More Good Suggestions steam. A (Continued on Page 8.) Dr. Simpson Talks to Alliance Lions Thursday Evening Dr. John M. Simpson, government veterinarian located at Alliance, was told the countv judjre. "The raid was . lowed in the event or lire. a eood thinar for Hemingford. The- ment follows: "The many favorable comments re- ;nnoAH tn some nlace in southeast- -,.f chAuH nn uh,n thev Aid." Wilson tions as to the best course to be lol rninritn. Durine the war this tn, tlw, rnntv txuir. "The raid was lowed in the event of fire. The state- work was laid aside for more impor tant work! Last year the. organiza tion work was again taken up and the name of the highway changed to the Gulf-Plains-Canadian highway, incor porated in the state c-f Colorado, and Ihe route designated from Holly north to Wray. BurUngton, Holyoke and Julesburg, thence north to the Ooio-wdo-Nebraskaline. The Nebrwkn. r ,ranization meeting with the Colorado 5.i tViPn took ud the work m bootleggers have been going entirely too strong there the past few weeks. Thev were trettinsr vourg boys mixed up in the trade. The raid will have a good effect." At noon todav there were still four men in jail, William Ervine, who had no money to pay his fine, and Lloyd Chapman, whose case has not yet come to trial. At the city jail there were Fred Lehman and Jim Potts, who jfhrska. and designated the route ,ave not yet gone through the mill. from the Colorado-Nebraska line, Only words of praise for the officers through the state -of Nebraska to theCOme from Hemingford. The Ledger Nebraska-South Dakota line, Ihe ot city remarks laconically, that rtsiirnated through NeorasKa, the iid ia on and on to stay. It also was from Julesburg north to thence west following the Nebraska highway to Broadwater, then directly north to Alliance, Chadron, Wayside . . .1.. nn.A llfIA "A little later, a rival organization In Nebraska sprung up and caiiea themselves the North Star highway. They designated a route from beag vick north to Chappell, then west to Sidney following the Lincoln luRhway, rL'ri ' t, t Rrid(?eDort and finally to Alliance. The i route from Bridgeport t Auce was not estebUshedfor the rtalon no right-of-way had been ob toSr as has not to this day. as I will explain later. Sandhill Roads Hard to Build. "With your personal knowledge of the sandhills you know it ia i not prac tical to build a road in every part :LtV,HmIU in western Nebraska. This was one of the things encounter-ini?.rfv- n r r Hitrhwav associa tion an.l after 'very careful consider lAsiVnated the route from Broadwater directly north to Alliance as the most direct and feasible road, keeping in mind the purposes of the t0The fact that the road estinir address, tellinir of the work being done by his department, the du ties of himself and his assistants. Report on the telephone committee reived since mv recent 'statement' to waa mnA hv C,uh Ahevrr and Romisr. the people of Alliance leads me to be- They told of the work already done lieve that suggestion from the chief of -nd ef the meeting to be held Jn your volunteer fire department are Omaha on January 27, hints that everybody is everyone else of being a spotter, and that several Hemingford heads are uneasy these days. Dr. Minor Morris Is Made President of Medical Society welcomed and I feel that our depart ment has the good will and the desire to co-operate with the people of our "The intense high wind of last Fri day kept the entire volunteer fire de partment on their toe's' for almost any kind of a fire would have been out of the control in a few minutes in that howling gale. A fire in some of tthe fmiTiA huildlnra of Alliance mieht suspecting foy done many thousands of dollars A banauet and annual election of officers were held by the members of the Box Butte county medical asso ciation last night, with the members of the staff of St Joseph s hospital. Dr. Minor Morris was elected presi dent: Dr. Einar V. Blak, vice presi dent and Dr. K. J. Baskin, secretary. Dr. Charles E. Slagle and Dr. B. F. Schoch were elected as delegates to the state convention, and Dr. Slagle and Dr. J. P. Weyrens were elected as censors. The censor committee is to see that the ethics of the profes sion are not infringed upon. Dr, Young of Genng then read a paper upon a medical topic, followed by a discussion by the various physicians I Dresent. Drs. Griggs and Plehn of from j Scot tsbluif were visitors. terday.. 1 . -i n . Joe D. Williams and M. D. Some time Weanesday the youtns Mrs. Lee f armer was musical uirector changed their minds. The jail was nnd Mrs. D. C. Bradbury patroness W filled with Hemingford men ami charge or tne gins- cnortu. others, and the officers have an idea The following cast of character! that they were advised not to both J participated in the various parte o plead guilty for the one onense anu the performance: worth of damage. Luckily nothing happened and 1 feel that this was largely due to the care exercised' on that day. "In case of fire, it Is not a good Idea to wait until you have failed to extin guish it yourself before you call for the department, for the first few min utes are always the most important. The fire department can oftentimes 'nip it in the bud' before it gets head way. In case of nre nrst can central by phone, giving the street address and your name. Then use your best efforts to hold the fire in check until the arrival of the firemen. "At least ten of your volunteer fir men are going to Norfolk for the an nual state convention, leaving Sunday night, January 15. There firemen do not go for 'a good time' but they go to learn the newest wrinkles in fire fighting and to help keep up the fire fighting spirit that makes Nebraska the foremost state in the Union in fire prevention and in fire fighting. These firemen give of their time without pay, for your benefit and for the bene fit of their fellow members, for what they learn is imported to the depart ment members on their return." that there was a chance one or both of them might get off. So the two youths and announced that the Rushville trip was off. , , , , , , Later one of them changed his mind again and the other intimated that all that was needed was a little coaxing, but when County Attorney Basye went to Rushville, they did not accompany him. The net result will be that the two prisoners will probably nave a nnnh nr so more time to serve. The only advantages to having them plead guilty would be that the county, if it boarded them, would be able to tax the cost to the state. There is now no room in the penitentiary. But the officers had had enough of mind changing, and the confessed auto thieves will be guests of the county until the February term oi aisinci court. , ' Charity Ball Being Planned for Benefit of City's Unfortunate Announcement was made today that some time in the near future, a charity ball will be staged for the benefit of the city's charity organization. Under the present arrangement, the commit tu wWh investigates the various "v . . . I. or cases has no tunas out cans upon uuieri organizations to take care or neeay cases. There are times when emer relief ia needed, and in several thai nf thsA it hn taken considerable time opinion of members, to bring into the to get help to those who most need it club several live members from the It is believed that a big chanty ball, .: . U...K.. nf iha farming ' whirh should be Well DatrOniZed. Will UJllcicilb Li uituiva o ( " - it . t business. furnish neeuea lunas to biumjiw mw rs,K Prudent Varner announced charity committee to perform its worlc that the chairman of the next regular efficiently. Announcement concerning iri ko rh t joo Raave. with ' Vie event will be made later. The commiwec new a luccuug the chamber of commerce rooms yes terday afternoon, and went over the situation. There are new cases show ing ud constantly, and from an lndica An "Eskimo Pie" was served to each member by -courtesy of Cub LeRoy Greee. to whom the following was dedicated: "Here's to Eskimo Pie, that delicious confection We've all got one, it's the selection Of our new Cub, LeRoy Gregg, Who hopes we all will learn to beg Even you and I For Eskimo Pie!" The question of bringing the farm ers of Alliance territory into the membership of the club was discussed. It was the concensus of opinion that th members of the club are heartily ! in favor of admitting fanners into the membership of the eluD, suojeci oi enure, to the bv-laws and regulations of the club admitting to memDersnip nnlv one member for each line branch of business. Inasmuch as there are farmers who specialize in dmerent branches of the farming industry it should be possible, according to Firat scene of Act L "The Island, ot Go See Go Go: The King's Favorites Misses Win nie, Barry, Emma Barry, Irene HaieU ton, Sarah O'Keefe, Katherine Buech snstein, Genevieve Dotson, Margaret Carey, Rose Carlson, Helen Hawes. Mattie Miller, Madeline Zediker, and Mesdames Wible, McKenzie, O'Keaft and Madsen. Cymbaline, one of the king's favor ites. Miss Winnie Barry. Boola Boola, the king's factotum, Edwin M. Burr. King Cocoabola, king of the island George Belshaw. (Continued on Page 8.) Cub Bob Reddish as substitute in case it is not possible for Cub Basye to be present. TIia ..Wir miniil of Ha moolinir fast. night delayed consideration of the re- tions, there will be many calls upon quest of the St. Agnes academy fori the committee during the next lew v nf obtain street. A re- months. The committee plans to ask monstrance containing 93 names was the county commissioners to give as placed on file. ... Itistance in a few cases. , Youths Fined on a Disturbance Charge Will Appeal Cases Stanley Zediker and Frank Gllleran arrested Monday evening of this weekj by Officer Stilwell, when they werj charged with creating a disturbance on the street, by yelling and otherwise noisily deporting themselves. wtr fined $25 each in police court Tuesday afternoon, together witn cost amount ing to $9.45. The two men took aa appeal to district court, being release under bonds of $200 each. "' Fire Department to f Send Eleven Men to State Convention At a special meeting of the Alliance, volunteer fire department Wednes day evening, arrangements were com pleted for sending a delegation to the. annual state convention which will b hed at Norfolk the latter part of this month. The following eleven men will leave at midnight on Sunday, January 15 for the convention: Charles L. Hill, Penrose Romig, A. G. Isaacson, Henry Blume, O. C. Moore, president, Chaa, Safford, John Guthrie, C. E. SchafTer. chief, Ray Trabert, C. E. Byrne, sec retary and Lloyd C. Thomas. .