The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 27, 1916, Image 1

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NO. 2.
Only a Question of Time When We
Will lie Compelled to Have a New
School Building, and Why
Not Now?
From Friday's Dally.
The matter of the school bonds is
grtatiy interesting the citizens of the
t!i.-.:iit at the present ti'.ie and the
f.trt i . gradually being brought out
of the absolute necessity of having
some stejs taken to provide a nev
bui'dintr for our nublic schools if we
expect to beep in the educational pro
cession. The irreat majority of the
j are getting aware of the con
ditions which prevail there and it ha;
stir led a feeling that justice to the
future men and women of our com
munity requires that there be some
thing did to relieve the present crmdi
i ion.
The strongest advocates of the
school building ar numbered among
the heaviest taxpayers and in a grsat
many eases are parties who them-s-e!c-
will derive no direct benefit
from the schools, as their children
have finished their school work and
are starting cut in life, but they
recognize the need from the viewpoint
of the citizen who is looking for the
welfare of the town which he calls
home and are therefore supporting the
measures that will bring to the over
crowded public school system the de
sired relief which cannot possibly be
hoped for under any other way thrn
by a new building. There is no one
who desires to add other urdens to
the taxpayers, but the necesitj of
the case seems to offer no other 50I0
i ion that will be in the least satis
factory. Too much money has been spent in
rttempting to temporize with the
situation, which if applied to a new
building might have brought relief
and further steps in this direction
will only put off temporarily the cry
ing need of the boys and gills for a
.-uitabie place where their minds may
1-e trained to assist them in the bat
tle of life.
The situation is one that is filed
with vital importance to tue "om
munity and should be weighed :y the
people carefully if they expect to
realize their hopes in their sovs and
t-'-iu;1 hters whose education must be
:.'p. ired in the grade and high schools
of the city, and there is a very large
majority of thos attending school who
v. :1 probab y never take up university
or college work, and it certainly seems
thct they snould receive all th ad
vantages possible in their common
i-chool education which will fit them
for the;r work in the years to come.
From Friday's Daily.
The commercial club of this city, in
compliance with the custom of the
past few years, has decided to secure
the Parmele theater for the use of the
old soldiers on Decoration day, Tues
day, May 30th, and at which time the
members of McConihie post. Grand
Army of the Republic, together with
the assistance of the children of the
schools, will give the program in
keeping with the spirit of the day
that has been set aside by a grateful
nation to pay tribute to the soldiers
who braved the horrors of war that
the republic might live. Each year
the ranks of the boys in blue grows
less and less as life's sunset overtakes
them and they pass away to join the
thousands who have gone before, and
it is fitting and just that we give
them the tribute justly due to brave
men. The committee of the grand
army post is now busy in arranging
the program for the day and one of
exceptional worth is to be offered to
the people of this community that will
inspire them with a love of country
and the American institution of lib
erty and freedom which endured the
fire test of the great civil war.
Moore's " Noh-Leakable Fountain
Pens for sale at the Journal office.
Application for Citizenship.
From Frldav's Dally.
Application for citizenship papers
has been made in the office of Clerk
of the District Court James Robert
son, by Otto Paul Herman Finder of
this city, who states that he was born
in Germany and arrived at the port
of New York June 27, 18S4. while a
minor child and asks that he be given
his full citizenship papers that will
entitle him to all the rights and priv
iieges of the citizens of this great re
public. Alfred Alexen, a resident of
Louisville, was also an applicant for
citizenship, stating that he was born
in Sweden and arrived in the United
States June 2, 11)10, and has since
made his home in this country.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening in Omaha, where for
the past few years he has made his
home, Marvin Edward Tyler passed
away, after a short illness from pneu
monia fever. Mr. Tyler is a Platts-
mouth young man, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Claiborne Tyler, and the news
of his death came as a great shock to
the relatives and many friends in this
city. The young man had only been
confined to his bed for the last three
days, but the ravages of the malady
were too great for his strength and
he gradually grew worse until death
came to his relief. Mr. Tyler was 34
years of age and unmarried and leaves
to mourn his death, besides the father
and mother in this city, several broth
ers and sister as follows: Sidney
Tyler. Omaha; Noah Tyler, Manchest
er, Iowa; Mrs. T. B. Line, Reedspoint,
Montana; Mrs. Stella Delaney, Omaha,
and Mrs. C. E. Mc Bride, of this city.
The deceased young man was of a
nature that made and retained friends
of all whom he met and his death
comes to these with a grievous blow,
as it takes from their circle one whom
they will long miss. For the past few
years Mr. Tyler has been employed in
Omaha by one of the large clothes
cleaning establishments and was held
in the very highest esteem by those
with whom he was associated. To his
sorrow-stricken relatives will be ex
tended the sympathy of the entire
No funeral arrangement have been
made as yet, awaiting word from the
sister in Montana, but the services and
interment will be held in this city.
From Friday's Dallv.
The work of the two trained nurses
employed to assist in the work of
handling the scarlet fever situation in
this city seems to be most effective
tnd the ladies are taking every step
possible to check the disease and to
clean up all cases that may exist. The
ladies have been busy, both in the
schools and a large number of the
homes have been visited on the tour of
inspection and in almost every case
the ladies have been treated with the
utmost courtesy and permitted to ex
amine the children and general condi
tions of the homes.
In the schools as soon as a child
shows signs of sickness of any kind
they are promptly sent home to wait
for medical examination to determine
whether or not they are suffering from
any contagious disease, and it requires
a certificate from the attending physi
cian before they are allowed back into
school again. So far there has not
been any very serious cases reported,
and it seems a very light form in the
nature of scarletina, but it is well to
take all possible safeguards, both in
the schools and the homes, and the
citizens in general are co-operating
with the health authorities in seeing
that all cases are reported and the
quarantine kept when placed on a
house by the police. Cases of quaran
tine violation should be reported in
crder that the police may look after
the matters for the protection of
others who are exposed in this way.
H. P. Long of South Bend was in
the city a few hours today attending
to some matters at the court house.
Sets Dav for General Overhauling of
Debris at April 10 This
Lincoln, Neb., March 23. Follow
ing the pure food week which Gover
nor Morehead called attention to re
cently he has asked that "Clean Up'
week be observed by the people of the
state. The executive calls attention to
the fire protection side. The proc
lamation contains this warning to the
people of the state:
"Again, as governor of the state, 1
feel impelled to call the attention of
the people of Nebraska to the neces
sity of guarding against the destruc
tion of property by fire. Destructive
fires have been prevalent throughout
the different states during the past
few days, and at this writing a con
flagration, destroying millions of dol
lars' worth of property is raging in
Paris, Texas; homes and business
houses are being wiped out and over
$5,000,000 damage sustained by a pop
ulation of 20,000. Five thousand peo
ple are without food or shelter and
will be dependent upon others for im
mediate help.
"During the winter months, rubbish
and all kinds of inflammable sub
stance has been accumulating and the
dry winds of March will prepare this
for the lighted match or stub of cigar
and other means of ignition. The
time to clean away everything that
makes it easy for a fire to start is at
"I therefore urge the week, begin
ning April 10, be observed as 'Clean
Up' week, during which time let there
be united action in regard to this
business, each individual joining his
neighbor in the good work. Don't
wait, begin now. 'Safety first.' "
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Mollie
Hanson entertained a number of
friends at her home in the south part
of the citv at a kitchen shower in
honor of Miss Frances Koubek, whose
marriage to Mr. Floyd McCart will
occur in a short time. The afternoon
was one of the rarest pleasure to the
members of the party and enjoyed to
the utmost. Mrs. E. F. Setz and Mrs.
Frank Sivey gave two very delightful
vocal numbers as the members of the
party gathered, which were enjoyed
very much, and the the bride-to-be
was requested to follow up the clues
offered by a large number of pieces of
string and by these was guided to
where the different useful articles for
the kitchen had been hid by the mem
bers of the jolly party, and much
pleasure, as well as amusement, was
had as the guest of honor discovered
the articles which her friends had re
membered her with. Following the
"shower" the guests staged a mock
wedding, which was enjoyed thorough
ly by everyone and was very realistic
indeed, Mrs. Albert Murray taking the
part of the bride, while the groom was
represented by Mrs. Ed Cotner, and
the mother of the bride by Mrs. Albert
Stokes. The "wedding ring" was
borne by little Miss Florence Hanscon,
while the role of the minister was
carried out in a very realistic manner
by Mrs. Frank Sivey, who saw that
the bride and groom were properly
tied up." After the wedding the jolly
crowd of ladies marched to the dining
room, where a very enjoyable three
course luncheon was served, which ad
ded greatly to the delight of the
happy occasion, and in honor of the
event the "preacher" gave a very en
tertaining talk for the benefit of the
bride-to-be. At a late hour the guests
departed, wishing the bride-to-be
many happy years in the future in her
wedded life. Those who were present
to enjoy the occasion were: Mesdames
Albert Stokes, George Stone, J. W.
Hale, E. F. Setz, George Perry, J. B.
Cotner, Ed Cotner, Mollie Hanson,
Frank Sivey, Albert Murray, Misses
Frances Koubek, Florence Hanson and
Aubrey Lowther.
Now Getting Along Nicely.
From Friday's Dallv.
The many friends of Mrs. Edward
Egenberger will be pleased to learn
that she is doing nicely at the Clark
son hospital in Omaha, where she was
operated on yesterday morning for an
anection ot tne tnroat. At last re
ports Mrs. Egenberger was getting
along nicely and it is thought that the
operation was in every way successful
anl that in a short time s.he would be
able to return home to this city, and
this fact will be the source of much
pleasure to her relatives and friends
in this city and vicinity.
Washington, March 25. Congress
men Reavis, Lobeck, Kinkaid and
Sloan yesterday voted against the
provision in the Hay military bill for
the establishment of a government ni
trate plant. The proviso was defeated
by a vote of 224 to 180. Congressmen
Stephens and Shallenberger were in
favor of the establishment of the
plant, which would make the Ameri
can government independent of the
supply of nitrates for the manufac
ture of explosives which now comes
from Chile.
The only Nebraskan in congress to
vote for the Kahn amendment author
izing a standing army of 220,000 in
stead of 140,000 as provided by the
Hay bill was C. F. Reavis. Earlier in
the week he had joined with the state
delegation in voting against it as a
committee on the whole.
In explaining his change in views
Congressman Reavis pointed out that
the amendment was not mandatory,
and that, in view of the Mexican sit
uation, the president ought to have
the power to raise an adequate force
on short notice without having to ask
a special session of congress.
In voting on the Gardner amend
ment for a six year enlistment the
Nebraska delegation voted strictly by
party the republicans for and the
democrats against it.
To replace Floyd Seyboldt. Federal
bank examiner of Nebraska who has
recentlyl been transferred to a Penn
sylvania district, E.'N. Van Horn of
Pawnee county, has been appointed.
From Saturday's Daily.
Last evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Godwin on South ave
nue, the Loyal Volunteers of the
Christian church gave a pie social,
which proved a most delightful affair
and was most thoroughly enjoyed by
the large number in attendance. For
the occasion the cozy rooms of the
Godwin home had been very prettily
decorated in the class colors, green
and gold. A pleasing feature of the
evening's entertainment was a splen
did program of vocal and instrumen
tal music, to which Fay Crook and
Thelma Hudson contributed an instru
mental duet, Grettal Hackenberg a
recitation, the Loyal Volunteers class
c song, Esther Godwin and Una Crook
a dialogue, Eva and Una Crook a
piano duet, and a piano duet by Es
ther Godwin and Una Crook. This
program was most highly appreciated
y those fortunate enough to be pres
ent to hear it. After the program va
rious games were introduced which
were entered into with much interest
and enthusiasm and afforded the large
company much pleasure. The first
game introduced was a peanut race in
which Leroy Winscott was awarded
first prize, consisting of a box of
candy. A pie contest followed in
which prizes were to be given for the
best pie crust recipe written by the
boys. Harry Winscott won the first
prize in this contest, Albert Godwin
the second prize, while Phil Rihn car
ried off the booby prize. The selling
of the pies followed, Phil Rihn being
the auctioneer. A neat sum was re
alized, which will be used for building
r.n addition to the Christian church
J. M. Holmes of Murray was here
today for a few hours looking after
some business matters and visiting
with his friends.
This Most Estimable Lady Passed
Away at Very Early Hour
This Morning.
From Saturday's Dally.
Nothing has so shocked this com
munity as the news of the death of
Mrs. J. M. Johns did this morning
when it was first reported, and to the
friends of this lady it seemed unbe
lievable, so sudden was the blow in its
intensity. Mrs. Johns had been in ap
parently good health and it was only
last evening that she complained of
suffering from what was thought to
be a slight cold but did not think seri
ously of the matter on retiring for the
night. This morning, shortly before 2
o'clock, Mr. Johns was aroused by the
apparent difficult breathing of his wife
and hurriedly turning on the electric
light found her apparently in a dying
condition. At once medical assistance
was summoned but dwpite all the aid
that the members of the family could
render, Mrs. Johns passed away with
out further arousing herself.
The death is supposed to have re
sulted from a sudden attack of heart
failure brought on by the work of car
ing for her sick family and looking
after the work of the household. The
blow is a most severe one to the fam
ily, who are all under quarantine at
the home on High school hill and it
is impossible for any of the friends to
render them any assistance in their
hour of grief as both Mrs. Roy Bur
dick, the daughter, and Edith Burdick,
the grand-daughter of Mrs. Johns, are
still under the quarantine regulations,
and Mr. Johns, the husband, is in
very bad shape, having been quite sick
for the past four months.
There is a world of sympathy ex
tended to the members of the family
in their hour of grief, who, being con
fined to their home, must suffer their
grief alone without the kindly assist
ance and sympathy from the anxious
friends who long to assist and comfort
them as best they could and this
makes the death even more sorrow
ful. Those who have known Mrs.
Johns in her long years of residence in
this city feel keenly the loss that has
been visited upon the bereaved family
and on the community in the taking
away of their friend and realize howr
much the heartbroken husband and
the members of the family will miss
the loving hands which ministered to
their every want and need and which
are now folded in eternal rest. Mrs.
Johns was fifty-eight years of age and
a greater part of the last twenty-five
years has been spent in Plattsmouth,
where she made many friends by her
pleasant ways and genial manner in
meeting with those whom she called
bv the name of friend.
Devoted to her family and to her
friends, Mrs. Johns spent the best of
her years in striving to aid those who
she loved the best and it is to these
that the blow of her death will be felt
the keenest.
From Saturday' Danv
Thursday evening the members of
the Loyal Mystic Legion lodge held
their regular meeting at their nw
odge rooms, the M. W. A. hall, which
was very largely attended. The reg
ular business session was held, after
which the remainder of the evening
was devoted to a social time. Card
games, dancing ana various otner
amusements were indulged in by the
members, which made the hours pass
all too quickly and which made this
occasion most enjoyable to the par
ticipants. In the meantime a most
tempting luncheon was being prepar
ed, which was served at a suitable
hour, which materially added to the
pleasuies of the evening. It was a
late hour when the members of the
Loyal Legion wended their way home
ward, declaring this meeting to be one
of the best they have held in some
Stock to Pasture.
Will be ready to take in stock the
first of April. John A. Koukal, phone
No. 2922. 3-27-4td2twkly
From Saturdavf nalir.
Yesterday afternoon while Judge J.
W. Johnson was at the court house
looking alter several matters con
nected with his work as a member of
the soldier's relief commission he was
taken with a sudden sinking spell and
for several minutes was quite ill and
found it necessary to be assisted into
one of the offices whe.e he rested for
a few minutes until he partiallly re
covered and started for home, stating
that he felt greatly improved. Judge
Johnson has not been in his accus
tomed rugged health for the past year
and this probably accounts for his
sudden illness.
This morning Judge Johnson was
reported as feeling much better, but
will be compelled to remain quiet for
a time until he grows stronger.
From Saturday Dally.
A very pleasant social gathering
was enjoyed Thursday evening at the
hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Eu
gene F. Setz, being in the nature of a
surprise party in honor of Miss
Frances Koubek, soon to be one of the
season's brides. The party was ar
ranged by Mrs. Mollie Hanson and
Mrs. Ed Cotner and was given with
out the guest of honor being the wiser
until the jolly party of friends came
in to share the pleasures of the even
ing with her. During the evening sev
eral very pleasing vocal numbers were
given by Mrs. Setz and Mrs. Frank
Sivey which added very much to the
general delight of the jolly party.
Mrs. Setz and Miss Minnie Klinger
also contributed several instrumental
numbers to the evening's entertain
ment, and Mr. Setz, not to be outdone
by the ladies, put on a number of
vaudeville turns which were received
with great pleasure by the guests and
his efforts were warmly encored. At a
suitable hour dainty refreshments of
ice cream and cake were served, which
was done ample justice to by the
members of the party, and at a late
hour they departed homeward wish
ing the bride and groom to be many
years of happiness. Those composing
the party were Misses Pearl Barker,
Nettie Meisinger, Ella Cotner, Mable
Murray, Tillie Meisinger, Frances
Koubeck, Florence Hanson, Lucille
Hale, Mrs. Mollie Hanson, Mrs. Frank
Sivey, Mrs. J. B. Cotner, Miss Minnie
Klinger, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Setz, Mr.
and Mrs Ed Cotner. Messrs. J. V.
Hale, Albert Murray, Charles Tarn of
Johnson, Neb., Floyd McCart, Nelson
Beckner, Lester Beckner.
From Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon District Clerk
Robertson and Sheriff Quinton select
ed by drawing the names of those who
will compose the panel of petit jurors
for the coming term of the district
court which will convene April 19th
and the following were picked to fur
nish the panel: F. H. Stander, Cen
ter precinct; L. H. Peterson, Fiatts
mouth, fifth ward; Lloyd Gapen, Rock
Bluffs, first; G. L. Sheldon, Nehawka;
H. Chilcott, Nehawka; Martin Nelson,
Plattsmouth precinct; John Svoboda,
Plattsmouth, second ward; C. E.
Mockenhaupt, Center precinct; George
Oberle, jr., Tipton precinct; James
Griffin, Plattsmouth precinct; Ed Ma
son, Plattsmouth, third ward; E. G.
Young, Nehawka precinct; J. L. Wall,
Tipton precinct; John Hirz, Platts
mouth, third ward; Dan Miller, Avoca
precinct; Ed Gustin, Stove Creek. pre
cinct; John N. Fowler, Weeping Wa
ter, third ward; Ernest Pautsch,
Louisville precinct; Henry Jess,
Plattsmouth, third ward; Guy Clem
ents, Stove Creek precinct; William
Wagner, Louisville precinct; W. H.
Heil, Eight Mild Grove precinct; J.
M. Parkhurst, Liberty precinct; J. P.
Falter, Flattsmouth, first ward.
The Woman Relief Corps Met Satur
day Afternoon to la Tribute to
Their Deceased Sister.
Saturday afternoon the member'; of
the Woman's Relief Corps of this city
gathered at their lodge rooms ji the
court house to pay their tribute of
love and esteem to the memory of
Mrs. Laura Thrashe:-. one of their
most faithful member.-;, who has been
called from the scene or" her activities
in the order to her reward in the
Hereafter. There was quite a large
attendance of the members of the or
der and friends of tie departed lady
present to enjoy the splendid program
which had been arranged for. The
meetitrg was presided over by the
president of the corps. Mrs. Anna
Egenberger, and the rr.ual service of
the order was carried out in a very
effective manner by the different offi
cers. During the course of the serv
ices the entire membership joined in
the singing of two of the favorite
hymns of the departed. "Nearer, My
God, to Thee," and "Blist Be the Tie
That Binds," whose weet melody
filled the hearts of every one present
with the recollection of the many acts
of kindness which ha J characterized
the life of Mrs. Thrasher during hr
years of association with them.
The tribute of the Belief Corps to
their departed member was giveiv by
Mrs. Val Burkle in tie following short
address: ''We have just listened t
the secretary read the record of mem
bership of our beloved sister. I.auru
Thrasher. Her record as a member
shows a long and loving service, she
having filled all the cflVes from guawd
to that of president. She has always
been considered an authority upon all
questions of law and upon the rules
of the order. Her whole lift was
filled with those noble qualities which
make true greatness. How many acts
and loving words still linger in our
hearts and will ever k?ep her in our
memory. No woman ran follow the
teachings of the Woman's 111 ir-f
Corps without gaining a broader view
of life. Let us this afternoon renew
our obligation to the Grand Army of
the Republic in the noble work of
caring for their afflicted comrades,
helping to bring a little sunshine into
their lives that their last days may be
their bet days. As we pay our fir.ul
tribute to our beloved sister, Laura
Thrasher, may her sweet and gracious
presence brood over this gathering
like a peaceful benediction. So we
come to our last words, shall they be
words of sorrow. Ah, no, let there be
words of joy; let us think of her a
waiting, waiting just a little longer
and we, too, will join her there."
Hon. R. B. Windham, representing
the Grand Army, gave a very touch
ing and eloquent tribute to the mem
ory of Mrs. Thrasher which brought
to the minds of those fathered thete
the many acts of kindness which they
had known her for as well as the loss
which they had sustained in her beiag
taken from their midst.
Yesterday the Hotel Riley enjoyed
a very pleasing business at their Sun
day dinner, there being a large num
ber of the residents of the city pres
ent to enjoy the excellent menu ar
ranged for the occasion. The tables
were very prettily arranged for the
dinner with handsome floral decora
tions as yesterday happ-ened to be the
birthday of Manager J. E. Grippen of
the Riley and he distributed the flow
ers to the guests as souvenirs of the
event. Mr. Grippen states it was his
fifty-fourth anniversary but we have
our suspicions that he is attemptirg
to add several years to those which he
carries so well. The dinner was most
enjoyable and was served in the usual
pleasing manner which the Riley
makes a part of their excellent serv
ice. DUCK EGGS FOR SALE Iniydre of
Mrs. Fred Spangler or calKj$y)e
No. 2104. 3-23-d&Hf-2wk