Sioux City Journal from Sioux City, Iowa on February 10, 1924 · 21
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THE SIOUX CITY SUNDAY JOURNAL: FEBRUARY 10, 1924 TWENTY-ONE KILL MAY 1 HIGH XHogs the Plant njMfi Care for Will - Be Killed. (Special IMnpatch to The Journal.) Chicago, Feb. 9. Starting In "with a force of from 750 to 800 meri Swift & Co. will begin operating the recently acquired Midland packing plant in Sioux City about May 1, according to information received from Swift authorities at the Union stock yards. It was said that an inventory of the plant Js now being taken with a view to ascertaining Just what kind of additional machinery will be necessary to bring the Institution up to the Swift standard of efficiency. To Run to Full Capacity. All the hogs that the plant can take care of will be kined there. Operating offic'als of the company also have decided to transfer from the South Omeha plant to the Sioux City plant a considerable proportion of the men now employed in tb calf and r.heep killing departments It was explained that one reason for this move is to make room at the Omaha plant for the establishment there of a wool puilery, whih ha been needed for some time. Plan to Use 1100 Men. In packing house parlance, Swift 1? going to "kill all dov.n the line" Cat tie, hogs, calves and sheep at tne new Sioux City plant and the decla ration is made here that the working. force in all departments, which will start May 1 at abouV 800 men, wiii b Increased to 1,400 men within cne year from the date of opening. A majority of the foremen, ' straw" bosses, electricians, engineers ar.a mechanics, as well as the kllllrg floor crew, will be transferred fioir. the South Omaha plant. An Inquiry as to what use woul' fee made of the old Huml plant, ell-cited the information that it would be converted into a dry storage hcuse and city distributing point. ArrnovAL of sale. Hearing To Be Held In Federal Court March 1. A hearing on the question of the approval by the federal court of the sale of the Midland packing plant to 11. C. Gardner, of Chicago, 111., for $622,500. will be held before Judge T. C. Munger, of Lincoln. . Neb , in the federal courtroom at" Sioux City, on March 1. C. M. Stilwlll. attorney for C. W. Britton, the receiver, has received an order from Judge Munger fixing the time and place for the hearing. The .order further provides that any objections to the report by the re ceiver of the sale of the plant shall be filed with the clerk of the federal cmt t on or before February 20. If no objections art filed, the hearing will only be a formal matter preliminary to the approval of the sale. Gets Damages for a Fall Doivnstairs A verdk-t awarding J350 damages to Mrs. Opal Nash against Mr. and Mrs. Hirry Feklman has been returned by the jury in the trial of the case before Judge A. O. Wakefield. Mrs. Nash sued for $5,000 as the result of injuries she-suffered when ehe fell down stairs jn a house owned by the Fellmans at 1017 Fifth street. -At that time Mrs. Nash was a tenant I In the house. She said she wrenched her back broke her left ankle and was rendered unconscious.' Proposed Grave for Bernhardt Is Destroy ed Paris, Feb. 9. Sarah Bernhardt desired her remains to be taken to her summer home on an island of the Brittany coast for burial in a rock that she has chosen for her tomb. It is fortunate that the actresse's Intention was not carried out. . for . the, recent tidal wave and storm which dovasted the French coast tore the rocks which she had se- lected from their place, and strewed them along the sea shore. Wales Takes Part in Function for Soldiers London, Feb. 9. Attired In flannel trousers, navy blue blazer, soft collar black tie. the prince of Wales. re-and black tie. the leading part in the right birthday festival of "Tabot House," opened at. Poperinghe during the war for the spiritual welfare of young soldiers. The" headquarters! of the society Is now in the church of All Hallows, Barking, and here is the carpenter's bench used as a communion table in Flanders, from which 30,000 soldiers partook of the sacrament during the war. The prince unveiled and lit the "l&mo - of remembrance,' one of which , burns lft a shrine at every branch of the brotherhood. The birthday party was partly In formal. The prince and the duke of Ievonshlre drank coffee at on pf the stalls, smoked "gaspers," and chatted with- the soldiers, and there was singing in which the prince Joined heartily. Home Bretceries of . ' Cologne Are Closing A "" Cologne, Feb. 9 The little home brew beer shops of Cologne, one of the town's well known institutions for some 200 years past, have about disappeared. They were popular because many Germans used to believe they could, and did. make better beer than the big breweries. But this point of view bas been changing for years: customers have been deserting the small places, and the last - of them has given over its efforts to hold on the past and, deserting fts cellar vats, has become converted into a regular beer hall, dispensing: the standard brands. f . Iowa 17; Kansas 18. Ames, la., Feb. 8. Two baskets and a free throw. In the closing moments 4 of the game gave the Kansas State ' Agricultural college an 18 to 17 vie- tory over Iowa State here last night. i Dangerous Hospitality. - JtChlcago News: Georgia courts decree that the" host Is liable if the t tleg blinds the guest at a party. ppiiauiy must nave a care. MU 1 J noma x WILLIAM. JUIXMAN. J Everything is relative, as, for ln-etance, when' a man refers to his. wife as a good driver. That Saturation Point. After all the Ink. paper and energy that has ' been expended to manufacture a saturation point in the automobile Industry, everyone seems to have come around to the conclusion that would have been reached in the first place had the alarmists been taken as a joke. Last year proved that the more automobiles there are the more there will be made and sold. But that's just one, of the reasons. There can be no saturation point when cars are being used more and more extensively. Though they may be better built jise Is bound to re--suit in greater wear, greater need for replacement. A younger 'generation is coming to maturity with definite ideas as to what it wants in the way of automobiles. It wants the newer and better things, which means that scrapping of older cars would be in order regardless of how many miles of unused transportation still remain. The American woman Is - unique In that she has proven her ability to drive cars. Twenty-six hundred teach-, ers own cars, a large percentage of which are women. When such fields are opened, up to the motor car manufacturer, the bird who worries over a saturation point had better run for cover. Doubtless the increase In accidents and fatalities tends to retard sales and will continue to do so until the manufacturers realize that it is their job to educate the public properly to the necessity for safety and sanity. But one cannot look over the situation without appreciating the fact that the public is bound to improve in its driving. Considering that mo toring is a comparatively new pursuit for millions of people the situa tion isn't half as bad as it might be. As for people who are suspected of never being financially able to own- cars or physically able to drive them, one has to go lightly. Many people are motoring today and . surprising their neighbors. And many a cripple does wonderfully well at the wheel. It seems to settle the saturation point once and for all by burying it. Keeping Your Dates. Motorist who make it a rule to date themselves ahead for social and busi ness engagements would do well to leave a line in the date book for com ing events in car care. Thus if Monday the 18th warns of the Charity Ball, the spare line for Sunday the 17th should read, "Add alcohol to the radiator." Saturday the 15th would read, "Stop off. and have battery tested." In some such manner your dates for car care would enable you to keep the more important dates and thoroughly enjoy them. By looking ahead in the date book it would be an easy matter to see what precautions should be taken, and a review of the preceding days would suggest the most convenient dates and hours to have such matters properly attended to. ' The Old Mechanic Says. Just glanced through the newspapers today and reached a conclusion or two that ought to . interest the driver who wants to use his brakes effectively. .All along I've said that it never helps matters to lock the wheels, but now that some of these four-wheel brake designs prevent the possibility of lockln' I don't want the driver to get a notion that he doesn't need to apply his brakes intermittently when tryin' to make the quickest possible stop. ' In commenting upon a railroad accident which was caused by the train slidin' five car lengths, some expert said that the engineer overlooked the principal of friction, and that in failin' to apply the brakes Intermittently, He encouraged a slide Instead of a "bite" Into the rails. The expert said that slidin Is not brakln and added that a good brake should- chatter. Applied to the sort of brakes that lock the wheels it is easy enough to see how this ' engineer's advice applied, but where brakes do not lock the motorist Is likely to . think that it's all right to slam on the brakes and hold 'em. He forgets that when he does this the brake drums start slidin' against the bands and that he car will not stop as quickly as it would if he would just release the brakes and make the bands take a fresh bite into the drums. The guiek-est stop can always be made by makin' brakes chatter. Merchants Please Copy- A few progressive stores are maintaining parking gsounds for customers' cars.. It is an immense conven ience to those who shop via motor. and a permanent selling feature for these enterprising merchants. Park ing is a retailer's selling problem, and he might Just as well make up his mind to spend a little money in solving it, just as he spends his money to conquer others problems in connection with the pastime of making a living. The parking problem is also a problem in competition, since it Is already a known fact that convenience of parking brings business to the house that has provided for it. A new hotel In the east, failing to capture the trade It anticipated, has already made preparations to lease a nearby lot cor the convenience of its guests. A hotel, however, usually has a large frontage, so that the problem is not so acute as in the case of the average mercantile establishment which may have a frontage of but 100 feet, 30 of which must be kept clear to accommodate those who arrive by motor but do not park. A Motor Paradox. Every automobllist owns more motor car than he can actually display. To put is another way, ona might say that he pays for more than he can actually show for, even dis counting all profit. This Is because of the . fact that in the process of making a car the greater part of the raw materials used Is frequently "JrCX O-yL discarded In order to produce perfect units. The more refined the car, the more this fact applies. In the case of one high class car, for example, the crankshaft etarts through ' the manufacturing process as a rough bar of steel weighing 37 pounds. But after being subjected to 54 different operations, it finally reaches the buyer as a shaft weighing but 10 pounds. The paradox of It is that the less you get for your money in a car, the better car you buy. For Safety's Sake. Keep the battery In good condition and figure the weak battery as a menace. The self-starter Is often a life-saver1 when the engine stalls, but it's helpless without encouragement from the battery. Don't take your eyes off the road even when the car has stopped and you think you have the brakes on. Many a car starts rolling when the driver unconsciously reduces the -pressure on the foot pedal, .and the car may move just far enough to do an injury. Perhaps you don't give a darn if your improperly adjusted headlights blind the other fellow, but what will his blindness mean to you? That's what counts. "A hill Is always steeper than it looks," should be your guide when descending grades,' and your' cue to shift to second while the shlfting's good. Let the other fellow do the smoking while the gas is being pumped in. If he's the sort who must be shown there's no need to be on hand when he's offered a demonstration. Did Tou Know.! That a' so-called backfire through the exhaust often serves to clean out the muffler? The black smoke which follows the report is simply carbon being scattered, and much of it will fall in powder form under the car. This process, by the way, is not backfiring at all, but' "after firing." Unburned gas that has accumulated in the exhaust pipe fires and explodes. A genuine backfire is a more dangerous thing, though less spectacular except for the results. It is the firing of unburned gas in the intake manifold through the failure of an intake valve to close or a too far advanced spark when cranking. That the breather tubes from the crankcase are - designed to keep the crankcase pressure more nearly at at-mospherelc pressure? fWere it not for the tubes the action of the pistons would soon compress the air ip the crankcase to a point where the burning fuel would be unable to operate the engine. This and That. It Is said that the annual cost ; of owning and operating 14,000,000 auto mobiles is approximately $5,600,000 000. Seems like a startling figure but get out your pad and pencil and see how this represents a cost of only $400 per car. Apparently it costs the wise 14.000,000 $33 a month to enjoy automobile ownership, or Just about a dollar a day. In other words, it's always dollar day for the man who is wise enough to invest In an automobile and who knows enough to use it. -A dollar a day keeps the taxis away. About Engine OIL When the oil indicator seems to drop radically on 'a long trip it isn't necessarily an indication that you have bought poor oil - or that your motor is suddenly becoming an oil gusher. More .than likely it is a warning that what you had in the crankcase when you started was more unburned gasoline than oil. You can drive a car about town for weeks without seeming to need oil, just because as the oil Is burned off the raw gasoline is added to the crankcase due to the excessive re-cranking of the engine. Thus .when the car is taken on a run of say 100 miles or so, the ' gasoline burns off, therebyp radically reducing the amount of lubricant in the crankcase. f If you suspect oil dilution it Is best to drain out the did oil and replace with new before starting on the trip, but if this is not convenient it is ad visable to pour in fresh oil even Premo (III) Furnace COAL $9.50 Per Ton Webb Bros. Company Third and Pierce Sts. Adair's New Encyclopedia for The Sioux City Journal Readers 55- i . r , . How to Get It 3 For Htm Mere Nominal Cost of llamfectar and Distri MaS audi to tKl paper 111! wkteh un t-m A mm . . f . . wfeh foU lUrirai. TkU oBtmlv now 4Htt-vJMj;. II iinsrli ts of boanan wmrross of roteroneo moo boforo thd World War ore oat of daw. ASKS BOOST IN TUX ON DOGS Morningside - Resident Says Stoburb Has Too Many Canines. I. D. Klttoe of Morningside has objected to any reduction in dog tax in Sioux City. . Mr. Klttoe contended that- Sioux City, especially Morngsifle, has too many dogs running at large at the present time, and would be much better off . if It did not have mo many. He pointed -out that many of the dogs running the streets are mongrels that are of no value and only a nuisance. Instead of decreasing the dog tax Mr. Kittoe advised that the council increase it to $5 and $10. The letter was received and filed. The Sioux City Humane society, through Mrs. M. W. Baldwin, secretary, recently petitioned the council to reduce the city tax on dogs. In a communication to the city council Saturday the Morningside man requested that body to "pay no attention" to petitions to decrease the tax on dogs so that children could have more pets, and the dog owners would not have to pay so much tax on their dogs. - An ordinance for prevention of cruelty to animals was presented by City Attorney Fred H.. Free, and placed on the first reading. Mr. Free explained that the ordinance is practically a copy of the state law, and will give the city power to try such cases without appealing to the -county attorney, as must be done at the present time. The Humane society, when prosecuing cases of cruelty to animals, has been acting under the state law. Adopting it as a city law gives city officials power to enforce it without aid from the state and county officials. , FILIPINOS' USE JAZZ TO PUT A BABES TO SLEEP Manila, Feb. 9. The tendency of the present generation to imitate foreigners instead of preserving what is best In local customs was deplored recently by Representative Serafin Hi-lado, member of the legislature from the province of Occidental Negroes, in an address before students of the University of the- Philippines. "In Japan," said Mr. Hilado, "the girls, for example, are taught the civilization -of the occidental, but the manners and customs of that country are also taught with a view to preserving what is good in them. Filipinos Instead of preserving what is best In the local customs prefer to adopt what is foreign, in contrast to the practice of the Japanese. No wonder that Japan in the short span though you seems to be adding more oil than is necessary. I Observations. Doubtless the great secrecy surrounding the details of new makes of cars is simply compensation for the painful intimacy with the facts later. Apparently the excessive number of collisions has its inception in the determination of many owners to prove by squeezing them that the cars they bought were lemons. The trouble is, in accident preven tion work, that so many of the people who used to regard the automobile as a Joke still do so. There will never be genuinely bus! nesslike motoring done until there is a full appreciation of depreciation. . If automobiles were sold sectionally, like bookcases, there would still be volume production. 'Copyright, 1924.) LADIES! DARKEN YOUR GRAY HAIR Use Grandma's Sage Tea and Sulphur Recipe and Nobody Will Know. The use of Sage and Sulphur for restoring faded, gray hair to its nat ural color -dates bick to grandmother's time. She used to- keep her hair beautifully dark, glossy and attrac tive. w nenever her nair tooK on that dull, faded, or streaked appear ance, this simple mixture was applied with wonderful effect. But brewing at home Is mussy and out-of-date. Nowadays, by asking at any " drug store for a bottle of "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com pound," you will get this famous old preparation, improved by the ad dition of other ingredients, which can be depended upon to restore natural color and beauty to the hair. A well-known downtown druggist says it darkens the hair so naturally and evenly that nobody can tell it has been applied. You simply dampen a sponge -or soft brush with it and draw this through your hair, taking one strand at a time. By morning the gray hairdisappeafs, and after another application or two, it be comes beautifully dark and glossy. OP 5r $2.98 orders filled. AICaPBMi.n CO p to 150 miles 14c; 300 mttee 24c Groator distance ask rate for 10 Dm. tkreo Coupons wftfc the small fvll tm L C K u I . a "S mmA icUmmuhL All of a few years has become one of the leading nations of the world. "Instead of committing to memory sayings and phrases of our leading men and heroes, we are prone to learn by heart the saying and phrases of American poets and authors. Instead of singing our children to sleep with our beautiful lullabies, our mothers now prefer the jazz. Instead of preserving our native dances we prefer the imported fox-trot "Put the greatest of our mistakes Is our tendency to spend beyond our means. Our old farmers used to boast of the money they saved, but some of our present day ' farmers believe that the more debts they . have in the Philippine National bank, the greater they become." Fair American Starts Unique Collection Sofia, Bulgaria. Feb. 9. It pleases Boris III, king of Bulgaria, from time to time to be democratic, and particularly with the citizens of a country known for its democracy. On New Tear's day the king was driving about the city in his limousine, paying formal calls and accompanied by two military aides, when he caught eight of an American acquaintance, engaged with his handsome wife in the leisurely occupation of window-shopping. Near the curbstone the car stopped, Boris hopped out, sought his friend and cordially wished him a happy new year. On being introduced to the Amerr lean's wife, Boris asked her how she was enjoying her winter In Bulgaria, exchanged a few remarks of local Interest, and on parting lifted his military cap, bent over her hand, kissed her silken glove, and returned to his car beside which his two aides were standing at attention. "I shall ' always treasure this mitten," said the American woman, well pleased; "it starts my collection of gloves that have been kissed by kings.'' It Is the reciprocity of Interest about the Journal Want Ads that makes them such great successes. WSm- llilfcll! P . 1 Number five in a series ALASKA CUTS LIVING COSTS Gold Seekers Win Strike Against Methods of Merchants. Nenana. Alaska. Feb. . Gold seekers alonr the lower Yukon river have Just won a strike against the cost of living, according to men here on their annual pilgrimage from the arctic placer fields to the "ouuside." Old time prospectors explained that they had wrought a metamorphosis of trading In Alaska. Traders, they said ho longer can dole out time won goods, but must meet the competition of mall Order houses In the States, as well as that of the more modern towns that have sprung up along the Alaska railroad. The railroad, with' Its connecting steamboat lines, whjeh extend far down the Yukon in summer, was the medium through which the miners won their advantage. The railroad provided a facility of shipment nerer known to Interior Alaska. Fairbanks was the first "placer camp" to abandon fhe quarter or "two-bit piece as the lowest basis of change. That city came to accept the despised nickel and dime. Before the government railroad was built. 10 cents was called a "short bit" and was not legal tender. When the first Fairbanks trading company took dimes and nickels, there was an outcry from other stores and rejoicing among prospectors and laborers. But prices soon became lower. Wages Drop With Prices. Warra droriDed with nrlees. but to help meet adjustments the Alaska rail road established a commissary, with provisions for sale at prices existing in the states. Many railroad laborers are getting but $4.50 a day this winter, but the railroad gives them the prlv- 9We r Blend FChoiceM from man lands to make this Qupof ervi ?'i"jv-7M r x mi ma nruri'i mi iisiii i H I Qutter-Nut 's flavor has never been matched. To obtain its distinctive richness, mellowness and aroma we blend the choicest coffees of the world; each for its supreme quality. We invite comparison with any coffee you know, for b$ taste alone Butter-Nut is winning its way into hundreds of thousands of new homes every year. lllgs of drawing any part of their wages In food, ant the workmen found, early In the winter, that for a day's pay at this rate they could receive In provisions the equivalent of $9 In prices at the trading posts of the interior. They boycotted the traders by getting all their food from the commissary. Merchants protested to the railroad management and received the reply that whenever prices were on a fair comparison "wTTn markets in the States, the commissary would be discontinued. Colonel Lee R. . Landis, manager of the railroad, annouitced this week that Anchorage business men had agreed on what he considered reasonable prices, o the commissary there would be closed. Prospectors of the Koyokuk and Chandelar, far to the north, gained their point by ordering provisions from coast towns or from mall order houses in the states. Some tradesmen on the Yukon went out of business, and others dropped their prices to meet competition. . A number of impecunious prospectors are making their "grubstake" for next summer by working on the rail road. Says Talented Young Men Turn to Baseball Boston, Feb. 9. Boys who were too young to enter the world war are going to be the major league baseball stars within a year or two, In the opinion of Judge Emil Fuchs, one of the owners of the Braves. "There will be some careful scouting for this material." he said, "because the big leagues ore crowded with veterans who are fading fast. "I believe the time is fast approach ing when there will be many Frankle Frlsch's In baseball. The war shut off the natural flow of talented young men to big league baseball, but now many of those boys who were below the draft age are coming along." Almost. - First Attorney "Did his speech carry conviction V Second Attorney "IH say so. His client got ten years.- Cbffee on Coffee Delicious 1 NEW RAILROAD BRIDGE PLANNED Milwaukee Will Construct Steel Span on Correc-tionville Road. The Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway company win construct a new, modern bridge to replace tho present bridge over the Correction-ville road near Egbert avenue. The Improvement will be made this summer. Work will be started as soon as the Tiecessary teel arrives, which will be In about three months. Th new bridge will bav a clear roadway underneath, 32 feet In width. This will eliminate the pier which supports the present bridge and la a danger to traffic. An ordinance 'giving. the company the right to construct the bridge was given first and second readings by the city council Saturday morning. Another new bridsr. to be constructed by the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul railway. Is in immediate prospect, to replace the old railroad bridge over Wescott street. Negotiations between the city and the company, providing for the new bridge are now underway. The old bridge Is supported by piers which obstruct the roadway, and the object of the city is to have the piers removed, leaving a wide, safe road for traffic. Investigations of the city engineer and the city attorney, reported to the council Saturday morning, show that at the time the bridge over Wescott street was constructed the company agreed to maintain two CO-foot openings, one on each side of the piers of the bridge. The report stated that the company has a 16 foot opening on the east side of its piers, and a 13 foot opening on the west side, dividing the street into two narrow passages. II 1 w 3

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