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uaw. Stairs mm Official Paper of Box Butte County TWICE A WEEKTUESDAY AND FRIDAY Official Paper of the City of Alliance VOLUME XXIX (Eight Pages) ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1922. No. 21 CHOICE OF-SITES FOR NEW SCHOOL UP TO CITIZ COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARL AGREE TO CHANGE. Ready to Place New Building In the Center of Box Butte Avenue If No Serious Objection. The proposal made at the last cham ber of commerce meeting by E. D. Mallery concerning the location of the new school building Co be constructed this year. Mr. Mallery suggested that instead of placing the city's newest and best building back of tne present high school, and fronting on Laramie avenue, that it be given a location at the north end of Box Butte avenue -similar to that of the Burlington sta tion to the south. The school board has expressed itself as more than will ing to make the change, and the mem bers of the city council have indicated their willingness to close up Box Butte .avenue provided there is no serious ob jection from the residents of the city. The new plan proposes that the new high school building, instead of being placed out of sight on Laramie, shall be built in the middle of the street. The new building is 106x84 feet, and if centered in the street will extend some thirty-three feet beyond on either side. The plan does not provide for dosing the roadway entirely, but calls for a letour around the building. There will be on extra expense for the school board, for that body is plan ring, even if the first location is adopted, to purchase an additional block, for a playground. Want Opinon of Residents. It has been suggsted that inasmuch .as the school board and city council are ready to act, all that is lacking is the sentiment of the general public, and the newspapers have been asked to assist in getting this.- On this page is a coupon upon which all citizens are asked to register their sentiments, itherfor or against, with the reasons for the same, if they desire to go into detail, although all that is necessary is either ayes- or no vote. A general in ritation to residents of the city is is sued to fill out the coupon and mail or bring to The Herald office. . w Lions Club Endorse Change. . Following a thorough discussion, the Alliance Lions club last night en dorsed the Box Butte location by a vote of 16 to 4. Cub Lee Basye ob jected to closing the street,- on the ground that it would not only be an end to the street and limit further growth of the city's main thorough- tare, but wouiu oe a narusiup ior tne fire department and for the property t TrC Vowi tii. r,nn.,- 'after the trial, that Schleve was inno-L- TZl rthn cent in Intent This stand was con- ed by the testimony of Watkins, of the city, 7. "T h wir ne uiiai acLri uic wi local yard" of the old high school. P. E. Romig opposed the Box Butte location, saying that it would be an obstruction to the view. , - m,aa ton nnn Pa., he sa.d, had removed a ?90,000 monument from the center of the ?trV i.herTthat ls not placed there, that part of the city will continue to grow, an I that z .... ..... I.roperty owners tnere are enuueu u consideration, Roy Gregg told of a conversation with a member of the Doane college jrlee club, who said, before the loca tion was even considered, that it would be an ideal place for a big high school l-uilding. Calvin D. Walker endorsed the move. Wmitrhtn. Kas.. he said, has four school luilding3 at the end of the fourJ principal streets, and the enect is jemarkably good. A. S. Mote said that so far as ob structing the view is concerned, there is no view at present but a row of Funflowers, and pointed out- that the rear of the building al?o contained an entrance, so that it did not have a "back" 6ide. - E. C. Drake, B. G. Bauman and Dr. J. H. Jeffrey endorced the proposed change of location on the ground that it would beautify the city. Rev. A. J. Kearns to Leave Alliance By r. the First of March Rev. A. J. Kears, pastor of the First Presbvterian church has received a call f.. th Tpkamah church of his de nomination, and will present his resig nation to the Alliance church on Sun day. The Tekamah church wishes him to report for duty the first Sunday in If. u m- Vonrno has been pastor oT the 'Alliance church for the past three vears. During ms posioraie, mc church has made a most satisfactory growth. The Tekamah church is some what larger, having a membership of 3o0, and the position carries with it a substantial increase in salary, as well as a modem, new parsonage. The resignation is dated to take ef fect March 25, and it is probable that xi.. Woirn'i last sermon in his present pastorate will be given Sunday. No plans for his successor have been con- iiaerea. . . - THE WEATHER Forecast for Alliance and vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Saturday. Somewhat colder tonight L 'Supreme Court Has Long-Krause Case Co. & Attorney Lee Basye yester day rev ved a telegram from Omaha attorney associatcM with him in the Peter J. Long vs. Krause estate case, which said that the supreme court yes terday had declined to mandamus Judge W. H. Westover to set aside a temporary order restraining Long and his attorneys from attempting to col lect a judgment of $75,000 granted by the Omaha district court. This marks an important victory for the Krause interests. Peter J. Long, who owned a ranch in Sheridan county containing several potash lakes, sold this property to John Krause. Later, Long set up the claim that Krause knew it contained potash, and fraudu lently concealed the fact from him. Summons were served on Mr. Krause while he was on a trip to Omaha, and a jury in district court there aliowe judgment for $75,000. Long had asked fcr practically a million dollars dam ages. At a hearing held at Rushville, re cently, Judge Westover issued a tem porary writ enjoining Long and his at torneys from attempting to collect the judgment. The land in question is lo cated in Sheridan county. Long's at torneys asked the supreme court to mandamus Judge Westover to set aside the injunction. The court's re; fusal makes the next step in the case the hearing on the permanent injunc tion, and it will come up at the May 15 term of district court at Rushville. SCHLEVE FREED FROM CHARGE OF THEFT OF AUTO SAYS PLEA OF GUILT DUE MISUNDERSTANDING. TO Many Ca on the Criminal Docket - Hare Been Dismlssed"for,One' Cause and Another Attorney William Mitchell scored a victory in district court Wednesday in ; his defense of Feter Schleve, held with Harold Watkins for the theft of ago. Schleve had, like his partner, the J. F. Snefman car some weeks : ."fo.TSk guilty in county wa3 convinced, . - ,. - - ., . .J wno iook an me Diame ior me men upon himself. . e, k wQb; vm u I he automobile was taken on the inn " . arjven uy wuiKins ana ocnieve o rioi d h b h northern ltlrt St PanI f!ntl lVloro fh... i i nr.Ai i r i 1 a n.i rmiTJ txi rsr. r 1 1 1 . n mn.. wn(ra i.nv and brought back to Al , fc . gh . ff Mn, fi h ,eaded . d countv court ani; were bound - . , but ir. the man. time Schleve changed his plea and de manded a trial on the ground that he had pleaded guilty because he had been informed by the officers that he had broken the law by merely riding in the car.with Watkins. County Attorney Basye. in his argu ment, endeavored to prove that Schleve was in company with Watkins at the time the car was stolen and hence was at least an accessory before the fact. The testimony of the state tended to prove that Schleve had arrived in Al liance at midnight of the 8th and had, met Watkins then and talked with him It was also brought out that Watkins and Schleve had been in a pool hall to gether and had talked to Spatman's daughters on the street the next day. This was testified to by Charles Blume. who claimed to have seen them in the depot when Schleve had first arrived, by Chief of Police Jeffers, who hud seen them in the pool hall, and by the two bpetman girls. Ihe state also brought out that the car when stolen had to be pushed about two blocks thuough the snow and over a wire fence which they alleged would be (Continued on Page 8) Alliance Scouts Receive Loan of Wireless Outfit Scoutmaster B. W. Keach, City Manager N. A. Kemmish, Mrs. Kem- mish and Lincoln Lowry drove to Scottsbluff yesterday and arranged with the Scouts of that city for the loan of their wireless equipment for a few days. The ScotUsblutf scouts' etiuioment will permit a roomful of people to hear concerts and messages without donning the steel headgear prominent in wireless circles. Plans are being made for a wireless concert, which will probably be staged Tuesday. A second concert to which the public will be invited, is also planned. ALLIANCE LIONS HEAR A TALK ON NEW PATRIOTISM EARL G. JONES SPEAKER AT THE THURSDAY DINNER. Explains the Comparatively New Con ception by H. G. Wells of a World Federation of States. Earl G. Jones, editorial writer for the Alliance Times, was the speaker at the Thursday dinner of the Alliance Lions club. Mr. Jones took for his subject "The New Patriotism," and discussed at some length H. G. Wells' conception of a great federated world state. The address was received with a great degree of enthusiasm by the club. Mr. Jones said, in part: One of our greatest Americans of a century or so ago, Stephen Decatur, that brilliant naval officer of the War of 1812, once gave a toast that has became famous and with which we are all familiar, when he said: "Our coun try! In her intercourse with foreign nations, nay she always be in the right, but our country, right or wrong!" With all respect to Mr. Decatur, brilliant and dashing defender of Am erican honor that he was, his state ment is one that has no place in that broader vision of a new brotherhood of nations, which is engaging the minds of the world's great leaders today. Mr. Decatur, in his intense patriotism and in his zeal to serve his country in time of war, probably dd not stop to real ize that no real honor could attach to such a policw as was embodied in those words, "My country, right or wrong!" Now, do not . think for a moment that I would challenge a patriotism based on honor or on the preservation or defense of worthy ideals. It was for those things that our boys died in Flanders Fields. I would not challenge a patriotism based on righteousness, on the fundamentals of civilization. I would not even challenge a patriotism based on an unselfish and just pride of country. But the kind of patriotism I do challenge is such as that voiced by Mr. Decatur a patriotism which teaches that nationalism is above just ice and Christian brotherhood, and that we must honor and support our country, because It Is our country, even though it be flagrantly in .the wronsr. I -speak bluntly when I say. that such patriotism, such teaching is un-Chris tian. unethical and subversive of alii right and justice, and that such false standards of national honor have been responsible, more than anything elsej ior tne wars tnai nave arencnea tnis worUI h) a"d ,tar3td ?r0; ress of civilization by thousands of ear, Education Is Necessary. For until nations eome to look upon one another as true brothers: until they become educated more and more claims are presented, they are sorted . forgotten fartemal order of the "Jolly away from a self-centered nationalism out ami are not brought to the atten- Corks" was ilisbanded. And the Be am! toward a new order of world tion of the commissioners. Highway nevotent and Protective Order of Elks brotherhood; until they can bury their differences in universal friendship and claims against the state road fund be resnect for each other's richts. instead fore thev were presented to the com- of hating each other with a hatred Dorn or jealousy, ana trying to cut each other's throats in wars of rom- (Continued on Page 8.) Perc Cogswejl Is Elected President of Retail Clothiers liance,was elected president of the Nebraska retail ciothers' association, at the meeting at the Hotel Fonten- elle, Omaha, Wednesday. Mr. Cogs well was elected vice president at last year's convention, and was promoted to the highest office in the associa tion at this year's convention. At the Wednesday meeting of th Rotary club, fellow Rotarians sent Mr. Cogswell a telegram of congratulaiton on the honor that has come to him. CAST YOUR VOTE OF THE NEW HIGH Fill out this coupon, mark your preference on it, and bring or mail to The Herald office. The city council and the school board will be guided by public opinion, and if you have any preference, now is the time and this is the way to make it known. Name Street Address I am in favor of closing Box Butte avenue and placing the new high school building in the center of the street. I am not in favor of closing Box Butte avenue. I prefer the location to the west of the present high school, or (give location you would like to see chosen) , - Why give reason if you desire COUNTY USING A NEW SYSTEM FOR CHECKING CLAIMS IMPOSSIBLE TO APPROVE DUPLI CATE CLAIMS. Commissioners Say No Money Lost by Old System, and Very Few Mistakes Made. Cal L. Hashman. chairman of the board of Box Butte county commis-1 .innar; ,ii.i u " ; 1 . . " . ? . 1 m . Ords for four of the last five years are not in such shape that it will be pos sible, without considerable labor, to furnish the state committee investigat ing road expenditures the information that has been requested, is inclined to think that The Herald's story In the Friday issue is likely to give the wrong impression to the taxpayers. In its last issue, The Herald told of the information that Jias been re quested on the cost of building and maintaining county roads, and fact that in this county the law re quiring all county roads to be num bered and separate accounts to be kept for each, has been disregarded. All of the road claims allowed have been duly filed, by years, but no systematic record has ever been kept, and in order to get the cost of any particular road, it would be necessary to go through huge stacks of claims, sort out all the road cla'ms, and then depend largely upon memory in order to get the in formation. It. E. Knight, county high way commissioner, has kept accurate record of money spent on state roads, but no detailed record of county roads has ever been mad. The commissioners, due to their sys tem of auditing claims, have occa sionally approved the same claim more than once, but the error has always been discovered. The commissioners have not always paid claims the month they were filed, and some creditors, instead of Waiting, have filed new claims every month. Mr. Hashman be lieves there is a possibility that the voters will jump at the conclusion that this in a common accurrence, when in fact it has happened very few times. There are two or three instances where some of these duplicate claims have been allowed, and once or twice they have- been paid, but, according to Mr.,Ishman, even with duplication of dakns. it was impossible for the coun- ty to lose any money, as a final check always showed the error, just as it did onhe occasion when a personal bill of one of the commissioners was allowed from the bridge fund. New Plan Followed. Beginning with the first of 1922, Countv Clerk Joder has installed a claim record system, whereby every claim against the county is listed in a ledeer. Thus, whenever duplicate Commissioner last year approval &HtwaH born, missioners, and this year all claims are audited and carefully checked by the county clerk before they are approved. The commissioners have been in session during the past two or three lav8. Commissioner Duncan is au ent. It would appear that the appoint ment of R. E. Knight as highway com missioner will continue for the present year. "Mr. Hashman was nominated for the office bv Commissioner Carrell, but he declined to serve. Mr. Knight I will, in any event, hold office until his successor is appuimeu mn "luamroi, February 12 To Mr. and Mrs. James Austin, a nine-pound son. February 15 To Mr. and Mrs. wai- ter Becker, a daughter. I February 15 To Mr. "and Mrs. Lloyd M. Brady, 205 Yellowstone, a I son. ON THE LOCATION SCHOOL BUILDING Five-Year-old Boy Not Seriously Injured When Struck By Auto Spencer Lucas, the five-year-old son of Floyd Lucas .manager of the Fow ler Lumber company, was thrown to the pavement but not seriously injured when struck by an automobile driven by J. Jelinek, a fnrmer living north east of Alliance. The accident, which occurred in front of the postoffice Wednesday evening, was characterized by Mr. Lucas as very fortunate, as it might easily .have resulted in the death of the child. Mr. Lucas, who was in the nostoffice just before the accident, was hurrvinjr nc0M t0 Newberry's hardware before closing time, about 7 o'clock. His two sons, Junior and Spencer, ten and five years old, were following close behind him. Mr. Lucas feeling that the younger child was perfectly safe in the company of the older, who has been quHe used to caring for him. Mr. Jelinek was driving down the street at about a speed of eighteen or twenty miles per hour and was unable to stop until he had struck Spencer, who was thrown iuite a distance. The car pas sed over him, but fortunately none of the wheels struck him. The child was then' taken to Thiele's drug store and revived, having nothing worse than a few bad bruises. At present he is said to be. perfectly well, aside from a few sore spots. Mr. Lucas said that he did not blame Mr. Jelinek, for while he was exceed ing the speed limit, this has become such a common practice here that a car driven according to the law was un exception. Mr. Lucas stated that, in his opinion 80 per cent of the cars driven on Box Butte avenue were driven faster than the speed supposed ly required by the law and that Jelinek was merely following the usual custom. No particular blame is at tached to anyone. FEBRUARY 1 6 THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELKS LODGE ORDER FOUNDED FIFTY-FOUR YEARS AGO YESTERDAY. On That Day. the "Jolly Corks" Dis banded and the B. P. O. E, Was Borrr:rxf-; - The dawn of February 16, 1922, marked an anniversary of keen inter est to nearly 1,000,000 American men. Fifty-four years ago on February 16, 1868 a little group of fourteen men sat in a stuffy room in New York city. Twice thev voted on a matter' thev had been debating for weeks. On, the second ballot, the now almost The first membership report in the archives of the Elks is dated December 27, 1868. New York Lodtre No. 1. the Mother Lodge of the order, was then jt3 only lodge. There were 70 mem bers on the rolls. The fifty-fourth anniversary of the order's birth shows a membership of more than 818,000 Elks in more than 1,400 lodges that dot the United States of America. At Anchorage, Alaska, the farthest north Elk lodge htands amid almost polar ice and snow. Elk lodges rise at Brownsville, Texas, and Kev We.d.. Florida farthest southern points of the continental United States. Our Canal Zone has its lodge at Balboa Heights. Our island posses sions are starred with Elk lodges at Manila in the Philippines, at Honolulu and Hilo in Hawaii, at Guam, and at San Juan in Porto Rico. And the Elks of America are working to initiate its millionth member by July, 1122, when the Grand Lodge meets at Atlar tic City. Founder Was An Actor. The founder of this organization that is today America's greatest fraternal order? He was a strolling English actor! He never lived to know how well he and his little group of brother actors had builded. v His body rests today in Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts, be neath a great granite boulder bearing a bronze plate with the inscription: . . m i if:.,; Xnaries Algernon oiuney vivian. Founder of the Order of Elks. Died March 20, 1S80. Aped 34 years. A lover of his kind, who founded a great order and in so doing wrought much good." Vivian, who was' the presiding "Jolly Cork" at the momentous meeting in ikfix u.Vipii thi fourteen men voted to organize unuer uie name ui i.m.-., died in Leadville. Colorado, after a l .L PII, life of theatrical vicissitudes that ranged from touring affluence at the head of his own company, to being Ktranded in Denver. There in Lead ville his body rested, his grave marked only by a weather-stained pine board on which an inscription was scratched with some sharp instrument, until on April 28, 188t, Boston Lodge, No. 10, B. P. O. Elks, exhumed the body, took it to Boston, and buried it there with tnlpniliil ceremonial. Only in Elkdom's archives and the memories of the few surviving "old- (Contiaued on Page 8.) H. W. CAMPBELL GIVES TALK ON DRYfARMING PROMINENT AGRICULTURIST AT THE IMPERIAL WEDNESDAY. C. A. Newberry Makes Is Possible fo Box Butte Farmers to Hear Address by An Authority Hardy W. Campbell, who is probably the best authority in the lTnitd RtAtmm on dry-farming by the summer tilling method spoke Wednesday afternoon betore an assemblage ot farmers at the Imperial theatre. Mr. Campbell who was once a farmer himself is bow employed by the Northern and South ern Pacific railway lines to aid their migration departments in the develop ing of new country for settlers. Mr. Campbell gave as his keynote, "Our , plan is to increase the farmers profits by lowering the cost per acre. Thia can best be done by raising more per acre at a lower cost" Mr. Campbell was persuaded toj come here and give a talk by C A. Newberry, who is one of his close friends. Mr. Newberry stood the ens tire expense, including the cost of th theatre and the speaker. Mr. Campbell said that he had started as a farmer in South Dakota. He had had remarkable luck one yT by fall plowing and had decided that this was the secret of successful dry farming, only to have conditions re versed the next year. Finally after years of research and experimenting, he came to the conclusion that ' the main thing was to plow wheo. thoj ground was damp. Describe Sub-Surface Packing. He then brought up the subiect of sub-surface packing and of how he hai stumbled on this accidentally. A neigh', bor of his hud been cutting across nJa field on his way to and from work, and in Mr. Campbell's opinion, ruining hi seed bed which he had all prepared. He finally stopped this man and ob jected, refusing to allow the use of his , field as a roadway any more. His sur prise was great then, when, In the face' ' of a general crop failure, the oely green thing pn his place at the end of the drouth was the wheat that grew where the. ground had been packed by .1 i rri. s j . v me ceignoor norscs. mis u u ut Invention of the sub-surf ace packer'' whlh f said t to of great Value. Mr. Campbell then said that It kadi always been a mystery to him why the proper cultivation of the ground and the packing of the sub-soil brought such desirable results until he went to California a few years ago and was shown about a plant for the cultivation of bacteria which were used to jnoCulate seed for the home Rurh clover alfalfa beana etc., and increase yield and grewth. He then decided and has since cen firmed by experiments that the proper packing and cultivation of the soil put it in just the proper fhape for the cultivation of bacteria. If the ground was not loose enough too much water escaped and it was necessary to peek the sub-soil to exclude the air, for while a certain amount of air is neces sary, too much stops the growth of these tiny organisms. Another reasoa or loosening the top of the soil is thai if the surface is packed the heat of the sun cannot penetrate but instead the cold from the deeper soil rises and re tards the growth of the bacteria. He also recommended the use of a double disk directly behind the plow to cut the surface and hold the moisture. Farmers Hard to Convince, Mi. Cmnbe'1 then told of the ctrug gle he had with the farmers to per suade them to follow his method as a whole, for while they were willing to to adopt part of it they objected to the part which he has worked out in later years, namely not to seed the ground until rather late, in order to give the ground time to warm up and allow fot the growth of bacteria; and, second, to not use too much seed. He reeonv mended the use of about twenty pounds of seed while he said that u (Continued on rage o.j "Dance of Death" Second in Series by Rev. M. C. Smith The second of the series of sermons on dancing will be delivered by the Bev. Mearl C. Smith at the Methodist church next Sunday night at 7:30 on the subject, "The Dance of Death." The subject is not original, but has been used many times. iears ago a book wa3 written with that title which was read by Mrs. Gen. W. 1. Sherman, n ml ttf ter reading-it she said: "Women of virtue or self respect who know the contents of that volume would blusn to have the dance named to them." The author of these dancing sermons has never seen the book referred to, but the subject has come into common use as an epithet characterizing the harm ful effects of the modern dance, The sermon will picture the unfortunate ones who do not escape the pitfalls which the dance makes for them, and who fall into temptation and moral sin. "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereat are the ways of death." , .