Newspaper Page Text
ha. u r an Official Paper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Taper of the City of Alllanc VOLUME XXIX (Efcht Pages) ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1922. No. 21 HEARING UPON PHONE INCREASE TO BE DELAYED PRELIMINARIES TO TAKE CON SIDERABLE TIME. Cook Value of Company to Be Checked for Errors Towns Make Inde 1 pendent Investigations. City Manager N. A. Kemmish has issued a statement giving: the results of the conference on the proposed phone rate increase, held at the com pany's offices in Omaha last Thursday: P. E. Romig and myself with eight or ten other men representing the var ious towns of Nebraska met at Omaha with the state railway commission and representatives of the telephone company commission neiu mai 'ch were of a general 4J. the entire state THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska: Fair tonight and Wednesday warmer. Warmer to night and east and south portions Wednesday. Judge Bayard Paine Talks to Members of M. E, Sunday School District Judge Bayard Paine of Grand Island spoke to the Methodist Sunday school for about ten minutes Sunday morning, and made what was considered one of the best addresses ever made before the school. He spoke of having sentenced a number of boys to the Reform school in Kear ney, and how nearly all of them were confirmed cigarette smokers when sent there. "I have known boys eleven years old that I have sent to Kearney who smoked a package of cigarettes a day. They could not climb the hill leading to the school without having to stop and rest. But after they had been there a short time, they could run all the way up without stopping." The speaker stated that he had sat with Judge Lindsey in . his juvenile court in Denver and haard him say that "the greatest curse of the present age was the misuse of automobiles. You could get in a car, and in eighty minutes could drive forty miles and be in Hells Half Acre." "Then," said Judge Lindsey, "the question is, when you start out in a car, are jou going toward Hell s Half Acre?" Another menace, said Judge Paine, was the moving picture that depicted' crime. He cited one instance which a boy eleven years old had stolen a re volver and held up a neighbor. When arrested and questioned by the judge, he said he had seen three holdups during one week in moving pictures, and decided he might just as well have a little candy money himself. The speaker declared that no child under eleven years of age should ever attend the picture show unless accompanied by his parents. Charles Widman has returned from California after a two months' visit. WOMEN URGED TO SPONSOR GIRLS' ORGANIZATIONS MRS. E. B. PENNEY TALKS TO ALLIANCE WOMAN'S CLUB. T0TAL0FS3.823 DIVIDED AMONG RURAL SCHOOLS APPORTIONMENT MADE BY THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT. STATE ENGINEER IS PLANNING TO VISIT ALLIANCE The Railway only matters nature cone would be du. Matters of local interest to loca. t?, they stated, would be taken u,. UIiance was the only city ready 4its case ar-d in view of the fatv " other cities were not ready we to wait until they are ready tj .it their cases. No date was set. . . the final hearing. It may be some time in May or June; in the meantime the old telephone rate stands with the sur charge being kept in a separate fund. The most important thing considered was the "rate base." The question vhich the commission wanted to settle was whether or not the company's "book value" as shwn on its books fchould be taken as the "rate base" or whether or not the telephone users Avished to have made a physical valua tion nf the nronertv of the telephone company in Nebraska. This involved two main issues: First, was raising of money necessary to make such a -valuation and second, was it desirable from the standpoint of the telephone u?ers to have such a valuation maue. It developed then upon the tele phone users over the state whether or not thev could raise the necessary $100,000 to carry on this physical val uation. It appeared to those present to be out of the question for the tele phone uers to raise this amount of money. The next -question .arose, -.. as. -to "whether it was desirable to have such a valuation.- W. C. Lambert, corpora- i tk. nt Omaha. uon counsel w "r: .:.' enirnnK nr thf soittii cmn Kt.ated in so far as umana was cun- rned the7 would not be a party in PROBLEM MAY BE REACHED. having a physical valuation made. He, ; stated that Omaha had all of such Johnson Suggests a Joint Meeting of JJSStSV'SS .ff'.SSS ! -r d Box Bull. Cm. valuation brought in by the appraisers missioners. was $3,000,000 more than the book I value of the company. By y. state Engineer George E. Johnson, on thisf sSVo.OOO leaving a net in-; who has refrained from making known crease over the "book value" for the his position on the location of a north -city of Omaha to pay of $1,500000. and south road through Box Butte r.r.d . The. Alliance representatives had not Morrill counties, in a conversation ft rnade a study of a state wide valuation n;s office wjth J. S. Rhein of this city so they arranged a plan whereby any recently, announced that the was :nak city can have a valuation if they so ng pjans to come to this city within choose, the expense to be borne by the next month or so and look over those having the valuation made. j the road situation. Mr. Rhein wa3 After an all-day discussion ere one of the chief speakers at the cham was a tentative agreement which be,. 0f commerce luncheon Mi.nday agreement was not signed or voted I gome WCeks ago, following a de upon and may be set aside if the tle-1 dsion on the o Morrin C0Unty to phone users so uesi uu build the Bridgeport-Allia-ice road follows: . throueh the sandhills instead of along "That the cost of ine piam oi ine,th Burlinirton tracks, the Box.I'ulte commissioners wrote the taio engi neer and the Morrill county oTicials to the effect that this course vas n t sut- sfactorv. and that if the road was to follow the route suggested, thev would be in favor of a road from Uroad- water. No replies were ever received to their communications. State Engi neer Johnson, according to Mr. Khcm, seemed to be or the opinion that inere wa3 not sufficient funds., at Morrill county's disposal to build either rocd. However. 11 a joint meeting oi ine Morrill and Box Butte officials can be . Northwestern Bell Telephone company, (Continued on rage e.j New Firm Takes Possession of the ! " Fowler Lumber Co". The J. H. Melville Lumber company lias now assumed possesion of the Fowler Lumber company stock in this city, following completion of the in ventory the latter part of last week. The terms of the sale were arranged the first of the week. James A. Mel ville who was in charge of negotia- i-.c fnr tha new comnanv. has re- turned to Broken Bow, after spending several days in Alliance, getting ac quainted with the business men and r,im;iiQriinor himself with business nmlittnns in the city and in Box TlnttA rnnntv. Floyd Lucas, who ha3 been in charge of the concern, will be retained as manager. He has been a live wire in fraternal and business circles since coming to the city, and backed by the liberal policy of the new owners should le able to maKe a spienam snowing ThA Melville company now owns vanU nt Broken Bow. Ansley. Mason Anlmo and Alliance, in Nebraska, n,l t Keeline. Wyo. C. L. S. Mel- i-iiu is nresident: Arthur W. Melville -ir-nrpident. and James A. Melville, . . , , secretary-treasurer, it is Known as an aggressive, live organization, and is a big factor in the lumber business in the cities where it maintains yards. Extensive improvements of the local yards are planned, with new lumber and coal sheds and additional office facilities in prospect Heretofore the concern has not handled coal, but this product will be added. The Fowler Lumber company will undoubtedly reinvest in a yard in -Kansas, nearer to its original line of 3-ards. ., . . i i... i .t State President of Club Federation Says Women Should Study and Help Enforce Laws Mrs. Edgar B. Fenney, president of the Nebraska state federation cf Woman's clubs, spoke before the Alli ance Woman's club last Friday. The members of Woman's club of Antioch, the East Side progressive club and tha Rural club were guests. Mrs. Penney in her talk championed th.e girls of the day, and urged the women to stand be hind all girl's movements, as the Campfire girls, in the same manner that the Rotary club, Chamber of Com merce and Lion's club are back of the boys. ' "Just now there Is a high wave of criticism of the women of our land. It is a double pointed arrow aimed at both the women and the girls, because they are growing up in our homes. Sometimes we decide we are back num bers, and then we get enthusiastic and get busy, and a 'little splash of powder, a little dab of paint, help to make our beauty, look like what it ain t.' So you can't blame the girls if they splash a bit too," said Mrs. Pen ney. The responsibility of training the women of tomorrow lies with the women of the present according to Mrs. Penney, who declared that the woman is the fulfillment of the girl. "Now that women have the nine teenth amendment the women should use it to the best interest of the nation and the home. They should study the lews, and help to enforce them." She also said that the members of the women's clubs, in order to have a working organization, must forget petty differences of opinion. . Mrs. Penney then spoke about the work of the women's club3 of ,the country, outlined some of the big things that had been accomplished, and then mentioned some of the big things that were to be accomplished. . Her address was enlivened by many anec dotes. Mrs. Penney has been promi nent in the work of the woman's clubs for a number of years and her trenius as an organizer and her ability as a speaker has made her a national figure in the work. Her address was listened to with keen interest. Heroine of Great Blizzard. There is a little history connected with the life of Mrs. Penney which bring? to the minds of. many of the older residents thoughts of what oc curred in our state thirty-four years ago. In those days, Mrs. Penney was Miss Minnie Freeman, a school teacher who heroic efforts in saving the child ren in her charge in the great blizzard of January 1888, formed a story of bravery and endurance which was pub lished in every state in the union. The 12th of January, 1888, was a very quiet day. Several inches of the lightest snow had fallen without a breath of air stirring to move it. Sud denly, without a moment's warning a terrific gale came sweeping all this snow into the air. Great was the suf fering in consequence. Of the teichers who fared illy there were Miss Etta Shattuck of Inman and Miss Louise Royce of Plainview, who lost limbs as a result of exposure. A monument rtrchased by "pennies contributed by school children all over the state marks the burial place of the two little girls near North Bend who perished in this storm. Many schools did not leave the school houses till after the storm had spent its fury. But Miss Freeman had to brave the elements with her band of a dozen little children, for the wind had taken the roof from their sch h1 house. The story of how she with the children's jumping ropes, tied them in a row and led them to safety formed the theme for a story which was pub lished throughout the country and Alliance City Schools Benefit From the Distribution by $1,368 Plan Is Explained A total of $3,823.75 has been di vided among the sixty-odd school districts in Box Butte county as a re sult of the January. 1922. semi-annual apportionment, recently completed by County Superintendent Opal Russell The-money is now in the hands of the treasurers of the various school uis tricts. The plan for apportioning Is as fol lows: County buperinteiHlent upal Rttssell first takes one-fourth and di vides it equally between the districts, wtiich amounted on this occasion to a little over thirteen dollars for each district. The other three-fourths was then divided according to the num bed of children of school age in the district. The revenue from the school lands is then added, this going to the district in which the land is located This explains why some districts with fewer children receive more money, as in some districts the school land has been sold. F. W. Harris, treasurer of the Al liance city schools received $1,823.75 of a total apportionment of f JiSJJ.Vo. received follow: The list of districts. the director and the amount received follow: o 1 3? 5 o . a. "i o a 3 o c a 13 37 25 8 25 assured, he will come to Alliance for the meeting and attempt to arrive at! made Miss Freeman the most talked of a harmonious solution of the problem, woman in the state for weeks that fol ' i t- 1V.A;M whA hoo iimf VftiirnnH . ivweu. from the state hardware dealers' con vention. at Lincoln, said that the gen eral tone throughout the convention was one of optimism. At this conven tion there were bankers, manufactur ers, jobbers and retailers, all having a general feeling that while tnere wouia be no radical opening, business would at least be able to tell accurately the condition of affairs and how iar to branch out and what chances to tke. The bankers at the convention praised highly the federal reserve banking ?t tem and the Nebraska state guaranty law as great stabilizers in times of business depression. Every banker urged that everyone work to get as much money from the war finance cor poration for their community u.i posti- ble. The jobbers, whose efforts up to the present have been to keep c'wn the overhead expense, are now stress ing the selling end of the ousiness ana expressed themselves as pleased with the sales maue at the convention. vuy manaKCT in. a. nemmisn was another speaker at the lunchnn. v. plaining what had happened nt the hearinsr held by the state rxiimisv commission and the representatives cf the telephone company and towns ef fected by the application for incraised "tes. L . Cardinal Ratti Is Elected Pope on Seventh Ballot Cardinal Achflle Ratti the arch bishop of Milan, wa3 proclaimed elected pope in succession to the late Benedict XV at 11:30 Monday morn ing. lie has taken the name of riux XI. As soon as the two-third3 vote for Cardinal Ratti was verified, Cardinal Vannutelli. dean of the Sacred College arose and proceeded to the throne of the chosen one. He asked in Latin if he accepted the election of the su preme pontiff, and the new pope an swereil, "bince it is the will of God, must obey." Later the Sacred College escorted the pontiff to St. Peter's and he went to the balcony at the entrance of the cathedral and raised his hand and be stowed the benediction upon the multi tude. He then returned to the Vatican where, although reigning, the popes remain virtual prisoners until death. Cardinal O'Connell, archbishop of Boaton, arrived an hour after the pope nau ten ciecicu. 1 Rolert Garrett 2 0. V. Kennedy 3 Herbert Nason 4 Lizzie FronappeL 5 Dan Lawrence 6 F. W. Harris 1593 7 Floyd Trine 8 H 8--John Duskln 10 9 Fred Schwaderer . 29 10 Frank Rawley 13 . 11 Mrs. Lushman 29 12 John Ditsch 17 13 Sam Mundt 59 14 A. J. Gannon 24 15 John S. Gerdes,. 10 16 Fred Trinkle 80 17 Carl Hashman 18 W. L. Clark 19 Jasper Jasperson. 20 John Tunek 21 G. L. Taylor 22 Mrs. Crawford 23 G. N. Neilson 24 John Schefcik Charles Boness 27 Otis W. Cox 28 Bert Lance 29 E. F. Abely 30 Mrs. Sam Graham 31 C. F. Hookham 33 J. J. Winton 34r-J. F. Hilton 85 Joseph Kennedy 36 Herb. Robinson 37 D. E. Purinton 38 Herman Rehder 41 Chas. Bowser 42 Mrs. Campbell 45 Mrs. C. A. Donnell 46 J. J. Watson 18 48 H. L. McLaughlin 17 49 August Lincer CO Henry Finke 51 H. C. Hausen 52 Mrs Robinson 55 E. A. Herbert 56 L. E. Ford f,8 Frank Vaughn 60 Raph Hopkins 7G Joseph Duhon 78 Otto Becker 79 C. P. Mann 80 Mrs. Rathburn 81 K. M. Ringer 100 A. P. Gordon 124 Chas. Coupon 12o Kail Forstrom, 14 281 11 11 22 9 10 13 18 27 23 8 32 29 4 15 5 4 24 17 13 4 6 15 17 17 12 18 25 20 2 6 21 ia 9 33 22 14 23 E 51.08 45.72 62.80 80.43 35.52 1318.32 21.07 27.09 50.44 35.40 49.16 36.72 84.58 47.67 32.31 65.33 34.41 G-P-C BOOSTER NOT SATISFIED WITHJROGRESS SAYS SOMETHING IS WRONG W ITH PRESENT PLAN. Oshkosh Man Suggests It May Necessary to Leave Morrill County Out in the Cold, B Harry Duliuquc ! Plans Radiophone For the Imperial H. A. DuBuque. proprietor of the Imperial theatre, is looking over plans with the object of installing a rad'o phone in the theatre. With this phone, music of the grfat opera singers ami also other things of interest, such as the speeches of prominent men, could be heard. Several thousand people in San Francisco heard President Hard ing's inaugural address. The phone which Mr. Dubuque is considering in stalling will have enough volume to be plainly heard throughout the entire theater. Ben Keach of the Auto Electric Service will share a part of the ex penses of installing this apparatus, as he is greatly interested and wishes to have A set for the Boy Scouts, of which organization he is commissioner. The cost of installation will be about $1,000, according to Mr. Du buque, but he believes that the people of Alliance will realize its value and that in spite of the cost the installa tion will be worth while. Mr. Keach has installed a wireless apparatus with which it is possible to pick up messages, both telegraph and telephone, from all parts oi the coun try. This receiver is built to pick up low waves only and receives with spe cial clearness the amateur and the smaller stations. I tween Oshkosh and Alliance, fhl.x. h At any time of the day or night the J says, would be ten miles shorter end air seems to be full of buzzes from 'could be built for as little money aa Editor Charles Tomppert of th Garden County News Isn't at all 8ati fied with the present situation in rt gard to the Gulf-Plains-Canadian highway. The road hasn't been marked save between Julesburg and Oshkosh and Broadwater and Alliance, he de clares. The Morrill county deadlock, in Mr. Tomppert's opinion, Is Just 09 far from settlement as it ever was, and within the next month or two th map makers will begin publishing automobile routes. If the G-P-C rout is to be shown, it's up to somoone to get busy, is his conclusion. The Oshkosh man makes the fug gestion that if Morrill county simniv 1 ..... - .1 .. . - ( won 1 come inrougn, mere is n way j out, by following another route te- tween Oshkosh and Alliance. stations all over the United States. The time signals sent out from the Denver Y. M C. A. are received with the greatest distinctness. As yet, Mr. Keach has been unable to get the con certs sent out from different stations by the radiophone as he has had his receiver in operation only two days. . . 1 In a great many cities people use the present Hroad water-Alliance road. He expresses sympathy for the Broad water boosters, but believes tho situa tion calls for prompt action. Hi analysis of the situation follows: Time for Action. It may bo that we are just a lltth too strenuous on thin north and smith the radiophone for their music instead ; highway proposition but it seems to us of the phonograph. Mr. Keach, while that a good deal more could be doom in Denver, listened to a telephone con- between here and Alliance by peopU vernation between Cataline Island and along the line than Is being done. l or San Francisco. A number of people instance, the Broadwater News and in the city have become interested in the Tribune at Lisco aren't doinff this since Mr. Keach has had his set scarcely a thing to boost the propo.u and there will probably be a number of tion that we have noticed and thota who should have attended to the mat ter never have marked the route at all except between here and Julesburg and between Alliance and Broadwater. It's hard to get even a glance of approval from the county commissioners tt Bridgeport; we Just wonder if it Is all worth while. Alliance seems to be do ing her part and we sure have tried ut this end of the line, but there is some thing missing some place and with less , effort on the part of those who aro. ' - reaiiy wonting on this matter, a tovW FIRST DEFEAT OK THE SEASON could be established from Oshkosh to radiophones in Alliance before long. ALLIANCE HIGH LOST TO SIDNEY FRIDAY. EVENING TO TUNE OF 18 TO 13 Alliance Now Ranks Third in League Average, Instead of Being Tied for First the Alliance without going up the valley into the whirl of trouble that is al ways seething up there on road mat ters. I What do you say ? There in a tairtjt good road through the sandhill country from here to Alliance and considerable; of the distance can be whittled off la making the route through there in- 273.92 43.08 The Alliance basketball team fell be 29.38 fnr tho Sidnev warriors Friday nitrht cin.i cf ncrm-dimr tn thm nKu nt... 9Q'rn,by a 8Core of 18 to 13, e Alliance and the route could be made a good 3247 team's passing was up to standard, but ad with about the same expense aa ine locals were unaoie wj connect mm T - - the baskets, the ball going into the uww to Amance. Ana we are. Jox uulte county will do their 33.96 43.65 hoop and spinning out time and again, telling .Vtt T- CLInoiitn. nln hni hard lurlc on hd B(J aa in . . . ... . ... ... - in Tfi what seemed to be easy shots, but sunk ' . i e proper recogniuoa no a few from the middle of the floor i e that the work is done. It cno that proved too much for Alliance. fms to us that if we could cut out 91 97 Very little clean passing was done, the , troublesome Morrill county it 44 30 'players of both teams being so fast vould make a great deal more simplo 35.80 31.11 34.67 03.82 29.80 25.67 1937 41.09 34.32 35.66 38.62 36.39 24.46 41.08 52.79 31.26 41.60 28.00 32.11 38.75 37.59 49.99 38.72 35.09 33.81 Prelim Debate at High School Wednesday Eve The preliminary debate to choose the team that will represent Alliance hieh school in the district debates will be held Wednesday evening at the hisrh school auditorium Four debaters will be picked, three for the team and an alternate. The question for debate is: Resolved that the movement of or Irani zed labor for the closed shop should receive the support of public opinion. ihose taking the atnrmative side 01 the argument are Charles Cross, Parker Davis, Verne Laing, Paul Thompson and Chester Yount. The negative will be upheld by Harold Clark, Floyd Irwin, King Robbing and Rowland Threlkeld. This is an espe cially interesting subject and should be of special interest to laboring men. The judges of the debate will be Judge Tash and attorneys H. E. Gantz and 1 W, R. Metx. , . j. b i 1 j that bunchine was necessary. Sidney has a fast bunch that handles the ball well, although the shots at the baskets on both sides were hurried so as to make the tossing seem of poor quality. Campbell was the main point getter for Sidney while Cross easily led the locals in all-round playing. Bicknell played a fine game at forward when put in during the second half. This game puts Alliance in third fiW in the conference instead of be- insr tied for first as before. On Feb-! urary 10 Alliance plays at Chappell. This team at present holds the leading place having defeated Sidney, 16 to 19. If the locals succeed in conquering Chappell they still have a chance for the championship, but the odds at present seem to be against them. The summary of the game: Alliance g ft f p Cross, f 15 4 7 Dailey, f z u u Brown, c 0 0 0 0 Joder, g U 0 3 u Fowler, (c) g 0 0 3 u Bicknell, f 10 0 2 Total . '45 10 13 Sidney g ft f p Lintz. (c) f 1 4 .2 6 Leonard, f 10 0 2 Campbell, c 3 0 2 6 Zimmer, g & u a 4 Dresser, g y u 3 y , the problem before us and we are of Total 4 10 13 Boys Find Couple Pints of Moonshine in An Outbuilding George Jeffers and Parker Davis, twelve-vear-old boys, brought into notice headuuarters last Thursday two Dint bottles of moonshine which they had found in an outbuilding north of the German church, at Third and Sweetwater. The officers have kept a close watch on the place, but so far have been unable to locate either the manufacturer or po&slblo customers. the opinion that' the county commis- ( Continued on Page 4) Legion Auxiliary Elects Officers and Mrs. Penney Speaks Mrs. Edgar R. Penney, department piesident of the American Legion, Auxiliary, spoke before the local branch of that organization Friday evening at the home of Mrs. A. O, Dodge. Mrs. Penney, who is promi nent in women's activities throughout the state, emphasized the importanco of all women who are eligible to tho auxiliary uniting with it. She suggested the planning of hos pitalization work among our wounded veterans. She told how a strong unit with tho American Legion could bo built up, and suggested a joint meeting once a month to promote co-operation. Mrs. Penney told of the necessity of observing flag week and expressed tho hopthat both the Legion and tho Auxiliary would work with the public schools of the community. A few of the activities which were emphasized as being important were to help in tho furnishing of Legion club rooms, help ing disabled soldiers and their fami lies, assist the Legion with burials and the caring of the graves of the dead, to provide Christmas boxe3 for tho sick and disabled soldiers and to as sist Legion boys in obtaining work. in closing Airs rennev emphasized the importance of contributing to tho national emergency fund for aiding tho lamiues 01 aisaoiea soiaiers. After the talk the following: Auxil iary officers for 1922 were elected: Mrs. Zella Johnson, president; Mrs. A O. Dodge, vice president: Mrs. Bert Duncan, treasurer; Mrs. D.C. Brad bury, secretary; and Mrs. Floyd Dono van, historian. The executive commit tee is Mrs. George L. Burr, Mrs. M. T Donovan, Mrs. B. G. Baumao, Mrs Frank O'Connor, Mrs, A, T. Luna Mrs. Joe Williama, . . '