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THURSDAY, JANUARY 28.
rLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
TO BE MADE IN
Iawz String of Rills to He Passed
on by Legislature County Unit
Will Cause Fight.
From Wednesday' Daily.
Jv.hool legislation occupies a laigi
ition of the rosier of bills so far
i.tioduced in both houses of the legis
lature and some of the measur2s
I lumise to produce some oiaiors. It
They get out of committee to the floor.
The county unit plan is one measure
"hi !i will probably create discussion
.f the most vigorous kind. The farm
ers' union is opposed to the plan, and
the farmers congress adopted resolu
tions opposing it. The county unit
system was one of the recommenda
tions of the school code revision com
mission's report, but when the feat
ures of that report were drafted as a
i ill. the county unit was left out, as
was not unammou
also the fear that it would kill
the whole bill. It has been in
troduced as a separate bill. Follow
ing a'e the changes asked for the
,ch. -1 bills:
A measure to enable 'an easy con
solidation of rural schools, providing
for transportation of all children re--i
'i.'T-r over two miles from the school
!.ou.-e. and providing state aid of $l-".)
to s'.'VO per year.
A measure to facilitate the forma
tion of rural high sihool and provid-i-.'S
to $:)oi per year state aid.
A measure to provide for vacational
education in both city and rural
A constitutional cou.-uy high school
A measure tc provide seven months
of school for weak districts in thinlv
M-ttL-d portions of the state.
A provision to change the date cf
the annual meeting from the lat
Monday in June.
A provision to increase the mini
irum L-ngth of school term from four
' seven months and reducing the
Tir.iiv.um required in schools with
iv.T.tv-fivc pupils from nine months
t- eiiiht months.
A provi.-ion to eliminate the third
;ruL- county teacher's certificate.
A provision to clv.-nge the date of
t'.e county tea.-lurs' institute from
tl ? s-.immor noiHh to September,
(i-tobe: an November, and reducing
tb.c- time it is to be in session from
i ;:t- week to three days.
A mea. ure to p-ovide for a system
of ;(i:!:ting all school treasurers' ac
counts under the supervision of the
s :-:t" superir,te.-"f-n; .
A measure r ta idinir for the selec
tion f county superintendents by hir
ing ti.f-m as city superintendents are
row hired, making their selection
o',-. try-wi le and not confined to th-e
e unty limits.
A measure whereby the state super
intendent is to make pre per regula
tiors for sanitation, and fireproof con
.-t! net ion of new school buildings.
A measure to compel all pupils in
villages, towns and cities between the
:.ire-- of seven and sixteen to attend
.-1 hool the entire time instead of two
tbinis of the time as at present re-
inired. This is the same as the law
now enforced in Omaha and Lincoln
A measure providing the pupils in
tb- ruia! districts shall attend a mini
mum of r'i school days each year and
extending the distance from two to
tv. o :.r:d a half mile-
A provision for a probation officer
in eciy county whose duty shall be
t; enforce the compulsory attendance
A measure to provide fir an eijua!
Ms. t inuiion 01 uie stare scnooi appor-
A measure permitting the enlarge
Moot oi a county superintemient'-
s'du !. when the s; nie is possible
A me;:.-u:e providing for the pay
ment of ; county superintendent'
1 1 u eiing expenses.
A measure to provide state pay
ment of free high school tuition i:i
Numerous minor amendments to
the present laws which will simplify
the same and assist materially in
making the school system more re
sjor.sie to modern educational de
mands. That portion of the ! i!l leiatintr to
permitting the state superintendent to
n.aliP proper regulations for sanita
tion and fireproof construction ;n
srhool building of the state was be
foie the legislature some years ag"
:rd was jumped on hard. Some nthr
measures introduced as separate bill
1. ji'divid'ta!.- who ha ' Mrir o.vii
on school legislation folir-,v:
Providing a county levy of no less
than 10 mills to be distributed on the
fame basis as the state apportion
ment; school districts to reduce the
levy by corresponding: amounts.
Legal voters of the school district
to determine the amount of money
required for the school year, in place
of leaving this tp the school trustees,
and reducing the maximum school
levy from 35 to 2 mills.
Reducing the four months' school
year to -three, and eight months Lo
six, and striking out the provisions
concerning nine months school on 15
mills levy and eight months school on
Providing for demonstrations in
western Nebraska on school lands
fixed up as farms and presided over
by demonstrators from the state uni
versity farm, under supervision of the
In districts where a majority of the
pupils attend a parochial school for
two months in the year, the school
term may be reduced to seven months.
Making the establishment of coun
ty high school mandatory in every
Providing for the organization of
county rural school districts and coun
ty unit management.
The annual school district meet
ing to be held the first Monday in
June instead of the last.
Relieves from taxation schools
which are not conducted in whole or
in part for gain.
Reducing the minimum school year
from eight to six months in dis
tricts with from 20 to 75 pupils.
Repeals the requirements regarding
nine months school in 15 mill districts
and eight months in 20 mill districts.
Abolishes the state normal board
and places the administration of the
normals under the regents.
Permits the maximum levy for
school purposes in villages and cities
of the second clas sat 50 mills.
Places the annual school meeting
date the first Monday in April.
State levy to provide each school
district with six months school re
gardless of district levies.
Giving county superintendent dis
cretionary powers in the creation of
new school districts from others on
petition of one-third of the voters of
each of the districts affected.
Raising the non-resident tuition fee
from 75 cents to $1.
THE REMAINS OF Z. S.
VCSBURG CONVEYED TO
From Wednesday's Ially.
The funeral services over the late
Z. S. Vosburg were held yesterday
r.fternoon at 2 o'clock from his home
in the south pait of the city and a
largo number of the old friends f
this worthy gentleman gathered to
pay their last tributes of respect to
this most highly reinfected citizen,
v. ho occupied such a warm spot hi
the hearts of all who knew him. The
set vices were in charge of Rev. Diu
liner of the Methodist church, who
delivered a short sermon filled with
words of comfort and cheer for the
bereaved family. During the esrvice
a number of the old well loved hvmns
were given by Messrs. G. L. Farley
D. C. York, Mesdames C. S. Johnson
and F. M. Druliner. The body was
taken this morning to Weeping Ya
tor, where it was laid to rest in the
Standing of Contestants.
Henry Klinger . . .
. . . . Ki3,(!15
Miss Klara Bi.anz
Miss Tillic Halmcs
.Miss Josephine Yarga .
Miss Violet Keil
N. D. Church
M. E. Sunday School
Presbyterian Church . . .
Miss Grace Noiting ....
Mrs. J. McGee
Miss Vera Campbell ....
Miss Helen Horn
Mr. Chas. Isner
Miss Bessie Wiles
NOTICE Don't forget
prize of a $25 Vitaphone
February 15th. G. P.
Returns From the Hospital.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Frank Sebatka, who has been for
the past few weeks in the Immanuel
hospital in Omaha undergoing an
operation for the purpose of fixing up
an injury that he suffered some time
go to one of his lower limbs, will re
turn home today, as the operation was
ntirely successful in every way. He
broke his leg and the limb did not
m prove as it should and necessitated
the operation. Jibs friends will be
veil pleased to see that he is getting
along so nicely and to have him with
Regular 75c values in Initial Sta
tionery at the Journal office for 50c.
Others arc taking ad
vantage. Why not you?
Box Social at Becker School House.
There will be a box social at the
Becker school house, about eight
miles west of this city, Saturday, Jan
uary 30th. A program will be ren
dered by the pupils of the school.
Everybody invited. Ladies are re
quested to bring boxes.
Florence Rummel, Teacher.
JUST A RUMOR.
On a Friday night
Dame Rumor said,
A (log bit a child
Rjght where he woultl sjt.
This vicious animal
Must at once be shot,
And for this purpose
Telephone wires were kept hot.
The terrible story, as of old,
Increased in size as it grew old,
I'ntil the child at death's door stood,
And Pasteur treatment was no good.
; know that rumor is roving yet,
I know the facts are easy to get,"
And 'tis a hobby tp rol old rumor
Expand it a little then pass jt along.
The heaten rumor, as of old,
Knew little of a Christian fold;
For charity's mantle should cloak all
Until we're certain jt wpn't fit them.
This angel child, as facts disclose,
Fell down a bank and tore his clothes,
Scratched himself right on the flank,
And then he probably loved the bank?
In childhood days we were often told
We would meet some bumps till
But the bump we did not then under
Was, "Why is Dame Rumor in the
Tis only good for worry and strife,
It does not fit jn a Christian life.
Its only purpose, as you can see,
Is to promote anything but harmony
C. G, J.
TWO PLATTSMOUTK CITI
ZENS HIGHLY HONORED BY
THE CATHOLIC WORKMEN
From Tuesday's pall v.
The national convention of the
Order of Catholic Workmen, a Bo
hemian fraternal organization, has
just closed their meeting at Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, where they have been
in session for several days, and at
their meeting again honored two of
Plattsmouth's leading Bohemian citi
zens in the persons of John M
Jirousek, who was elected president
for another term, and Rev. Father
John Vlcek, who was re-elected rs
national chaplain. This organization
met in this city two years ago as a
compliment to their efficient president,
Mr. Jirousek, and a great many dele
gates from all over the west were
present at the meeting, The Catholic
Workmen have shown splendid judg
ment in the selection of the two
gentlemen for re-election, as two bet
ter men could not be found- The net
meeting will be held at New Prague,
Minnesota, in 1919. The officers se
lected were as follows:
President John M. Jirousek,
Vice President Joseph Resnicek,
Chaplain The Rev. John Vlcek,
Treasurer of Reserve Fund Vac
lav Vachal, Omaha, Neb.
Treasurer Frank J. Polak, Wahoo,
Secretary Tfros. G. Hovorka., New
Medical Examiner M .E. Lorenz,
Supreme Advocate Frank TL
Directors Anthony J. MaleH. Lake
field, Minn., and Anthony F. Vana,
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
From Wednesday's Dally.
W. W. Carter to W. W.
Jameson, part north half
NE quarter, 2-10-11. Con
sideration $ 500. 00
Kate L. Jones, guardian, to
W. W. Jameson, guar
elian's deed, part SW quar
ter, NW quarter, 6-10-12.
F. R. Farley to Maude B.
Fuller, lots 3 to (5, block 8,
Young & Hayes' addition,
J. W. Maurer to W. T.
Adams, lot 10, block 40,
Opal Gale to Libbie M. Wal
ling, one-third lots 12 awl
13, 16 and IT, West
Greenwood. Consideration 560.00
G. W. Walling to Libbie M.
Walling, two-thirds lots
12 and 13, 16 and 17, West
Greenwood. Consideration 1,000.00
ID 15 Calendar Pads at the Journal
FORTY YEARS AGO.
I. C, Corey of Factoryville, Cass
county, is general agent for the Iowa
School Furniture company of D'is
Miss Mamie Gibson goes to
Michigan today to remain for a while
with an aunt. Her Plattsmouth
friends will miss her.
'Oswald Gathman has opened a new
bakery and confectionery in the old
rerkS building on the north side of
Main street. Success to Oswald and
the new bake shop.
Sheriff Cutjer has bagged a crimin
al from over in Iowa, a sweet, but
soiled Dove, at least so say the
papers. Dan Wheeler helped to stop
hjm crossing, and all the lawyers in
town are engaged on one sjde or the
other. The trial has been postponed
until next Tuesday, to allow the
prisoner, who failed to raise bail and
is in jail, time to prepare his, defense.
Andy McMaken has been appointed
route agent on the A. S. & T. R. R..
and his journey will be from Atchi
spn, Kansas, to Pueblo, Colorado.
Andy is one of our boys; has been o
piajl agent almost from the beginning
of the system. He leaves a host of
friends behind and we know he will
make hosts where he goes. Good-bye,
Base Ball At the second regular
meeting of the "Western B. B. CY
the following were elected for the
coming season: Charles Martin,
president; C. Smith, vice president;
II. H. Hunt, secretary; James Vivian,
treasurer; Richard O'Neil, sargsant
at arms; James Vcvian, captain first
nine. The club now numbers fourteen
and will be out to show themselves
As the boys were returning home
from Louisville last Friday some of
them had a serious time. Sheriff Cul
ler and Mayfield were driving ahead,
and Doc. Jones, with Fairfield, Hen-
diickson, and some little
distance in the rear. Near Nick
Halmes' in going through a deep gully
the doubletree on Jones' wagon came
eff and the team set off on a dead
run. When they reached Cutler's
team, their impetus was so great it
carried them right over Cutler's
buggy, one horse leaping the hind
wheel clear. The neckyoke struck
Cutler and Mayfield and swept the-n
right out of their own buggy. Cutler
vent down right under his horses,
breaking the tongue, and Mayfield,
who had caught at the bridle of one
of Jones' horses, was thrown more o
one side. Cutler kept talking quietly
to his horses all the time, and won
derful to relate, they stood quite still
in spite of the plunging about them,
until both men could get up and help
themselves. The least fright or
plunging on their part must certain
ly have killed one or both mayhap.
Cutler's buggy was left a perfect
wreck. Jones' horses scarcely hurt.
Hjs wagon was fixed up and all six
came home safe and sound the rest of
the way. Cutler is badly jammed up
and Mayfield has a toe broken. Ver
We have left this morning, Thursday,
January 28th, the following sizes in Suits and Overcoats at these
14 heavy all-wool suits $7.50 each
35 36 37 38
Hart Shaffner & Mane. .
Michaels, Stern & Co. . ..
Alfred Decker & Cohn. .
18 heavy all-wool overcoats $8 each
34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Hart Shaffner & Marx..
Michaels, Stern & Co. . ,
Alfred Decker & Cohn
J. Friedman & Co
The above sizes run large, and in most cases a man who wears
a 38 can wear a 37 comfortably. If your size is still here we advise
you to take advantage immediately.
Odds and Ends
We are placing on the bargain counter a lot of merchan
dise odds and ends. These we oiler at a large reduction
Ladies' and Children's Hosiery
Ladies' and Children's Woolen Underwear
Woolen Batts for Comforters
An Odd Lot of Worsted Dress Goods
Ladies' Silk Petticoats
Zuckweiler . hutz
K y . v. AtAAA
THE RECITAL OF
The Program Was Rendered in a
Manner That Reflected Great
Credit Upon the Instructor.
The recital given last evening at
the M. W. A. hall by the pupils of
Miss Augusta Mengedoht of Omaha,
proved one of the most pleasing
musical events of the season, and the
young people who have been under
the instruction of Miss Mengedoht on
the violin for the past few months
pioved the worth of their instruction
in the splendid manner in which the
different numbers selected from the
masters of music were given, and
there was not one of the young people
participating in the program that did
not fail to win the heartiest com
mendation of the large audience. The
only disagreeable feature of the even
ing was the fact of the electric lights
going out, which served to interfere
with the completion of the program
and proved quite annoying to the
The young people have formed a
string orchestra, and as the opening
number on the program gave a most
nleasing number, which displayed the
skill possessed by the talented mem- J
bers of the class.
The first solo number was ofTere I
by Miss Eunice Druliner and was
most charmingly given. This was fol
lowed by the "Song of the Sea Shell,"
by Krogman, which was played in a
very finished manner by Leslie Hall,
and won much applause. Mi3s Lor
etta Propst was the accompanist for
"The Little Patriot," as played by
John Egenberger. was one of the most
pleasing numbers on the program and
he was accompanied very beautifully
on the piano by Miss Helen Egen
berger. Harold refers also contributed a
most pleasing selection to the first
nart of the program, "Robin's Lulla
by," and this portion of the program
; i i
was closed by a "Polkaretta," by
Greenwald, given by Eunice Druliner,
John Egenberger, Leslie Hall and
Harold Peters, which was heartily en
cored. In the opening of the second half of
the program a most beautiful number
was given by Miss Sophia Jirousek,
being the "Berceuse," by Godard, and
this was enjoyed to the utmost by the
The quartet, "Prayer and Rondo,"
oy Harris, given by Robert Krochler,
Genevieve Whelan, Miles Altman and
Grace Beeson, was one of the most
difficult as well as pleasing on the
The number, "Blue Bells of Scot
land," as given by Miss Grace Beeson
reflected great credit upon this tal
ented little lady, whose playing was
enjoyed to the utmost by the entire
audience She was assisted as ac
companist by her sister, Miss Eliza
beth Beeson, who played most de
lightfully the piano score.
Charles Miles Altman gave as his
solo offering the "Fifth Air Varie,"
by Dancla, and was accompanied at
the piano by Miss Mural Barthold.
This young man is one of the most
talented members of the class and
handled his selection in fine shape.
Miss Genevieve Whelan played a
pleasing solo in the "Mazurka," by
Demuth, and was assisted at the piano
by Francis Whelan, and this number
was very pleasing in its rendition.
Robert Kroehler, one of the leaders
in the work of the class, gave a num
ber from "111 Travatore" and his play
ing demonstrated the fact that he is
a thorough master of the violin in
every way. Miss Helen Roberts serv
ed as accompanist for this selection.
The program was closed with the
"Hope March," given in a spirted
manner that showed the skill of the
young people in their musical work.
The recital was most enjoyable and
served to give the public an insight
into the clever work of these young
people who are Incoming most
proficient in their work.
CASTOR I A
Tor Jfaat and Children,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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