The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 21, 1917, Image 1

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No. 207.
The Presbyterian church was filled
to its utmost capacity last evening to
attend the baccalaureate services for
the class of 1917 of the Plattsmouth
high school and the services were
both beautiful and impressive.
The faculty of the high school, to
gether with the members of the grad
uating class, were seated at the front
of the church to receive the message
carried in the sermon delivered by
Rev. H. G. McClusky. The members
of the class present were E. Glenn
Elliott, Anna Weber, Edna M. Tu
lene, Will II. Sehmidtmann, Anna A.
Iliber, Ruby M. Winscott, Ina Fran
ces Cook, C. Burdette Eriggs, Paul
ine E. Olson, Joseph G. McMaken,
Catherine Bintner, Helen Livingston,
Alpha Hailstorm, Ruth E. Mann,
Katherine J. Gorder, Ida Tschirren,
Florence M. Persinger, Katherine M.
Schrack, Abbie M. Brown, LeNora
Snyder, Agnes L. Bajeck, Edna Mae
Warren, Albert A. Janda, Jessie B.
Todd, Charles E. Spangler, Grace H.
Nolting, Beatrice E. Seybert, Will M.
Nolting, Eva LaRue, Delia Frans,
Ethel E. Tritsch, Lelia B. Duff, Ida
C. Ledgway, Adelia Sayles, Frank
S. Palacek, Irene Truscott, Mina
Kalfenberger. The members of the
class entered the church as the or
gan prelude was played very charm
ingly by Mis Verna Cole and were
The scripture lesson was given by
Rev. T. A. Truscott, of the First
Methodist church, while the prayer
was offered by Rev. McClusky. The
choir of the church gave a very plead
ing anthem. "Oh Fear Not Ye of
Israel," which gave splendid oppor
tunity for the excellent voices of the
members and was much enjoyed. Miss
Mathilde Yallery also gave a most
delightful solo, "The Song of Thanks
giving," in her usual charming man
ner that added much to the beauty of
the service.
The sermon given by Rev. McClus
ky was one of force and eloquence
and its message sank deep into the
hearts of the young people of the
class, as well as the members of the
congregation present. The sermon
was one of the most pleasing that has
been given before any of ihe grad
uating classes in recent years and
was as follows:
Darcalaui eate address to Class of
1017, Plattsmouth. Matt. II.: 19.
"Wisdom is justified of her children."
Christ's comment on the genera
tion of His time was: "They are like
children at play in the market-place.
First, they play funeral and then at a
marriage. The people passing by
look and smile, for they are but chil
dren at play." Thus the antics of
the Jews were as child's play to Jesus
and John the Baptist. The Levite
sacrificed the lamb at the altar of the
temple with grand dignity, but in the
street refused to give the cup of cold
water to the suffering Samaritan. So,
on the other hand, the Jews, being as
children, were unable to detect in the
actions of either John 6r Jesus deeds
worthy of their consideration. Jesus
said: "We have piped unto you and
you have not danced, we have
mourned unto you and ye have not
lamented. John came neither eating
nor drinking, and you say he has a
devil, and the Son of Man came eat
intr and drinking and you say he is a
wine-bibber, a friend of publicans
and sinners." It seemed as child's
play to the Jews when Jesus said to j
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man was healed, for he had trans
gressed their idea of the Sabbath
law. "To the Jews, life was living
strictly to ritual, to Jesus and John
life was relieving distress. The con
clusion that Christ brings as to which
was child's play, whether that of the
Jews or that of John and Jesus, is
contained ir the words, "Wisdom is
justified of her children," wisdom will
see in us her true children, for what
we do is right, i
Failure to detect the truth in this
life has been the cause of all the
world's misery. Eve was deceived by
the subtle serpent, and thus for her
failure to believe the word of God
turned loose upon mankind all the
trials to which flesh is heir. "Ki
I Continued on Taee Seven.)
From Saturday's Daily.
George Lamphere, jr., of this city,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lam
phere, is the latest of the Platts
mouth boys who have entered the
services of the nation in the navy
as he enlisted at Omaha Wednesday
and will report on Monday to take
the oath of allegiance and be ready
to serve the nation as best he can.
This gives Plattsmouth a splendid
showing in the navy enlistments and
few cities of this size can boast of a
better one. A number of others of
the Plattsmouth boys have entered
the service through Company I of
the Third Iowa Federal militia, and
Wendell ' Hartman, Ralph Allen,
Hugh Carnes and Earl Murray are
among those who have not heretofore
listed and who are patriotically en
gaged in the task of defending the
national honor.
The May term of the district court
was convened this morning by Judge
James T. Bagley and the members of
the jury panel were present at 10
o'clock for roll call and to get ready
to proceed with the business of the
term that will demand their atten
tion. The first case to be called will be
the case of James H. Foreman, spe
cial administrator of the estate of
Edith Foreman and Bell P'oreman,
deceased, against Jacob M. Dickinson.
receiver of the Chicago, Rock Island
& Pacific Railway company. These
two cases, as well as that of Charles
Godbey, administrator of the estate
of Alma Godbey, are brought to re
cover damages aggregating $15,000
in each case for the death of the
three young women, which occurred
at the Rock Island crossing at Alvo,
when the automobile in which they
were riding was struck by a Rock
Island train and the three young
women killed. Mr. Foreman is also
the plaintiff in a suit for $50,000
damages for injuries received by him
self in the accident. Matthew Ger-
ing, of this city, Palmer, Taylor &
Palmer, of Omaha, and Dale Boyles,
of Alvo, represent the plaintiffs in
the case, while E. P. Holmes, of Lin
coln, and D. O. Dwyer, of this city,
represent the defendant railroad com
pany. The four damage cases in
volve the sum of $95,000 and will be
warmly contested by both sides of the
One of the oldest established busi
ness institutions in the city was dis
posed of Saturday when V. V. Leon
ard closed the deal for the sale of his
photograph gallery to Mr. Roy Smith,
who a few weeks ago came to this
city and purchased the photographic
business of Miss Carrie Greenwald
Mr. Leonard has been engaged in the
photograplus business for the past
forty-eight years in Plattsmouth, lo
cating here in 1869 and has during
the long years of identification with
this line of work served almost all of
the residents of the city. Mr. Leon
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'ard will now enjoy a rest from the
work of the studio that his advanced was one that was eloquent and car
years makes necessary for the first ried with it logic and force, and his
time since he first embarked in the
business life of the city. Mr. Smith
will look after the needs of the citi
zens of Plattsmouth in the future in
'this line of work and his ability and
experience in the large cities in pho
tographic work is a guarantee that
the people of this city will have the
same excellent service in the future
as in the past.
Miss Gerda Peterson returned Sat
urday evening from Red Cloud, Neb.,
I where she has been teaching in the
public schools in that city. Miss
Peterson will remain here and bs one
Plattsmouth next season.
Theater Crowded to Utmost Capacity
to Hear the Able Address Deliv
ered by Hon. R. S. Metcalfe,
of Omaha.
From Friday's Daily.
The Parmele theater was filled to
its utmost capacity last evening by
the patriotic citizens of Cass county
and Plattsmouth to hear the able Ad
dress delivered by Hon. Richard L.
Metcalfe of Omaha, one of the truest
Americans in the nation and a gentle
man who carries the welfare of his
country close to his heart.
The stage was arranged with a dis
play of American flags, that served
as an inspiration to the loyal hearted
citizens, and upon the stage were seat
ed the gray-haired veterans of the
civil war, with the members of the
Woman's Relief corps, as well as the
sturdy and splendid young men of
the Fourth Nebraska, who are sta
tioned in this city on guard duty. The
Boy Scouts, in uniform, served as ush
ers at the meeting and assisted the
audience in finding comfortable seats.
The Burlington band, preceding the
meeting, gave a short program at the
corner of Sixth and Main streets and
at the close of the program gathered
at the theater to assist in the exer
cises. JMayor John I, battler presided
over the gathering, and at the opening
the band played "America," when the
audience arose and joined in the sing-
in.? of the national anthem.
Mayor Sattler" in his opening re
marks stated that he had been born
in Germany and that his father and
mother slept beneath the soil of that
land, but that when he came to Amer
ica to find his future home he swore
allegiance to the Stars and Stripes
and this United States of America be
came his land, and the only land to
which he owed allegiance. One of his
sons was serving iri the army of the
United States, and it was his wish
that the war would bring to the arms
of the United States a victory that
woidd guarantee future peace to the
A double quartet composed of
Messrs Don York, G. L. Farley, W.
G. Brooks, Jennings Seiver, Frank ,
Cloidt, R. W. Knorr, Lynn Minor and
H. G. McClusky gave a number,
America Triumphant," following the
invocation by Rev. T. A. Truscott of
the Methodist church.
The officers of the county defense
council, L. F. Langhorst, chairman,
and C. C. Wescott, secretary, read the
reports of the proceedings so far in
the development of the plans for the
national defense in this county, with
the appointment of the various chair
men in the different wards and pre
cincts of the county.
Mr. Metcalfe was introduced in a
few words by Mayor Sattler and at
once launched into the thread of his
address, touching on the purpose of
the county councils of national de
fense. This council, Mr. Metcalfe
tated, was one that was far more im
portant than most people imagined,
and the work that was cut out for
them during the coming summer
would give them all that they could
do. To assist in the carrying out of
the selective conscription was one of
the things that would be expected of
them. To uphold and sustain the in
dustrial life and the financial part of
the war would be another part of the
duties that would be laid upon the
members of the council.
The appeal made to the patriotism
of the citizens made by Mr. Metcalfe
arraignment of the factors that stood
in the rear and attempted to stab the
American government and its insti
tutions to the death, was forceful, and
impressive, and his declaration that
the open foe across the sea was not
worse than the foe who sought to re
tard the defense of the country and
to embarrass the government in its
work of carrying on the war was re
ceived with approval. Mr. Metcalfe
stated that no one in the land desired
war, that President Wilson, exercising
a patience that few men would have
j shown, had sought to keep the hem
lock cup from the lips of the Ameri
the struggle against his will by the
indignities that had been heaped upon
the American nation by the foes that
for the past two years had practically
levied war upon the American nation
on the high seas. The United States,
Mr. Metcalfe stated, had been the only
nation to stand for the international
law that protected the neutral nations
of the earth, and had they not done so
there would have been a world v with
out a semblance of law or order.
The conflict, Mr. Metcalfe stated,
was not levied upon the German na
tion, but was a struggle to settle
whether or not a free democracy could
exist upon the face of the earth with
out being threatened by the auto
cratic forces of the old world, and that
it was his wish to see the wonderful
progressive people of Germany cast
off the yoke of the military rule and
stand in their true light as one of
the leaders of civilization, but that
while the military system of govern
ment existed there could be no peace
upon the earth. The speaker paid
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a glowing tribute to the part that the
Nebraska boys had taken in the great
civil war, the Spanish war, and in the
part they will play in the conflict that
lias just been forced upon this nation.
Ready to go and willing to bear their
pait, the Nebraska soldiers had writ
ten their record upon the history of
the country in a manner that would
ast for all time. He urged the en
listment of the young men in the
ranks of the national guard and that
they would add luster to the history
of the state of Nebraska' and the
United States of America.
In touching upon the selective con
scription, Mr. Metcalfe stated that it
was the desire and purpose of the
government to have all the names of
the men of military age registered,
and from these the selections would
be made. The men who were con
tributing to the support and main-
inence of the country, or who had
relatives dependent upon them, would
not be placed in the army for service
but would be expected to do their part
in the work of the war at home, in
the posts where they were working.
The farms of the nation must be sup
ported as strongly as the army, as
they are the backbone of the nation,
and while the brave young men of
the nation are serving on the battle
fields and upon the sea, those at home
would be backing up the work of the
men in arms by service in the fields
and factories. The men and boys
who have no one dependent upon
them will be the first taken in the
opening 500,000 to be selected for
The draft board that will have
charge of the registration in the
counties of the state will be composed
of the sheriff, county clerk and coun
ty physician, and these will look after
the enrolling of the names. The
board to make the selective draft will
be composed of others to be appoint
ed and who will be able to pass upon
the merits of the registered men and
make the exemptions that are to be
made. Service in the draft was not
a stigma of cowardice, Mr. Metcalfe
stated, but a patriotic and democratic
method of raising an army that would
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divide the burdens more equally be
tween all clases and not lay upon the
few the work of defending the land.
It would bring to the service the
slackers, who were willing that oth
ers might shed their blood for their
protection and profit.
Mr. Metcalfe also gave a very
pleasing tribute to the poem of Miss
Clara Mae Morgan, "Your Lad and
My Lad," and gave the poem as a
part of his address, and stated that
this had been widely published
throughout the United States in aV. of
the leading papers as one of the best
answers to that most silly of songs,
"I Didn't Raise My Boy a Sol
dier." The address throughout was im
pressive and filled with many thoughts
that made the purpose and causes of
the war clear in the minds of the
hearers and prepared them to take
their part in the war, whether great
or small.
A great deal of the success of the
jjHf cES
meeting is due to the Daughters of
the American Revolution, who car
ried on the soliciting for funds for
the theater, as well as the members
of the Burlington band and the Boy
Scouts, who assisted in the meeting.
Your lad and my lad
And how he lives today,
In your land and my land
And half a world away.
Your joy and my joy
His eyes forever gleam;
Your boy and my boy
Some little mother's dream.
Sky blue and true blue
His eyes still gleam aright;
Oh God, be his guardian,
His protector throu the night!
Your lad and my lad
And may he live to be,
As were his good forefathers,
A son of liberty.
Your hope and my hope,
And may he never lie.
And honor then, next to his God,
His flag, that waves on high.
Your heart and my heart
Most breaking at the sight
When "Old Glory" calls our lads
To help her win the fight.
Your price and my price
And oh, how high it seems,
To send my love and your love
Out where "Old Glory" gleams.
Arms ache and hearts ache
For lads gone from our side,
But your boy and my boy
Shall save our country's pride.
Your God and my God
Still rules his world below,
And you're glad and I'm glad
To send our lads, I know.
Clara Mae Morgan.
Fred Kehne drove in from his farm
home west of this city Saturday to
attend to some business matters and
visit friends. While here Mr. Kehne
took time to call at this office and
have his subscription to the Daily
Journal extended for another year.
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From Friday's Daily.
The list of the county precinct
chairman selected for the county de
fense league was given out yesterday
after the meeting of the executive
committee held in this city, and they
will take up the work as soon as pos
sible. The following are the mem
bers selected:
Tipton John Adams, Eagle.
Greenwood Dale Boyles, Alvo.
Salt Creek C. D. Clapp, Elmwood.
South Bend Henry Guthmann,
Weeping Water E. Sturzenegger,
South Bend.
Weeping Water Edward Dowler,
Weeping Water.
Center Dan Bourke, Manley.
Louisville Charles Noyes, Louis
Avoca Sam Johnson, Avoca.
Mt. Pleasant Wilson Gilmour, Ne-
Eight Mile Grove Paul Roberts,
Cedar Creek.
Nehawka J. M. Palmer, Nehawka.
Liberty C. F. Harris, Union.
East Rock Bluffs W D. Wheeler.
West Rock Bluffs Glen Boedeker,
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Plattsmouth Luke L. Wiles.
Plattsmouth City
First Ward Matthew Gering.
Second Ward Fred Wagner.
Third Ward Edward Donat. -Fourth
Ward George Luschinsky.
Fifth Ward John Beeson.
Weeping Water City
First Ward I. W. Teegarden.
Second Ward Frank J. Davis.
From Friday's Daily.
The way of the speeder is hard,
indeed, as two of the drivers of the
gasoline joy wagons have learned in
the last few days, and the police are
active in their efforts to suppress the
practice of some auto drivers to try
to lower the world's speed record on
the streets of the city. Yesterday H.
R. Miller and B. Sinkinle, both of
Omaha, forfeited cash bonds in the
court of Judge M. Archer for this of
fense. Sinkinle was nabbed on Main
street by Chief Barclay as his ma
chine was tearing down High school
hill and over the Sixth street cross
ing at a high rate of speed, and this
gentleman also drove up the street a
few minutes previous at a rate that
would make the Century limited look
very cheap. Miller was picked up
on Washington, avenue where he was
engaged in burning the dust on that
popular thoroughfare in his journey
to Omaha. The city council have
given instructions to the police to
lay down strong on the speeders in
the future and there will be no let
up in the efforts to have them lined
up for the violations of the city speed
From Friday's Daily.
The response to the request for
volunteers to serve as registers under
the conscription to be called shortly
by president Wilson under act of con
gress, are coming in very satisfac
torily, and Sheriff Quinton now has
volunteers from every precinct of the
county with the exception of the Sec
ond and Fifth wards of Plattsmouth
and East Rock Bluffs precinct. Those
persons who feel that they would be
willing to donate time to the service
of their country in the service as reg
isters of the conscription, residing in
the' three precincts, should notify the
sheriff at once in order that the list
may be completed and transmitted to
Governor Neville for action. It is an
important position, and those who ac
cept the service will be doing a great
deal toward aiding the preparedness
program of the country.
Hans Tams came in this afternoon
from Omaha to look after some mat
ters for the Burlington in. the travel
ing carpenter department.
But the Home Team Loses Out By
Score of 3 to 1.
The Melady Mavericks under the
pilotage of Jchn Dennison came down
yesterday afternoon from the metropo
lis of Nebraska and hung a defeat on
the Red Sox, by the score of 3 to 1.
The game was interfered with to a
great extent by the rain, being de
layed in starting until 3:45, and at
frequent intervals during the contest
the downpour made the playing very
difficult and very annoying to the few
faithful fans who gathered to witness
the contest. Stevens, while nicked for
six hits, was in good form and six
teen of the Omaha outs came as the
result of his pitching, this with many
of the Dennison crew fanning the air.
Woozley, who did the tossing for the
visitors, was able with splendid sup
pert from hi.s teammates to hold the
Sox aggregation to three hits, which
were scattered throughout the game
and did but little damage.
The Mavericks opened their scoring
in the fourth inning when Ryan, the
first man up, secured a two-bagger
through short, and advanced when the
little hit of Minikus to first base was
not handled promptly by Kemp and
the runner was safe. George Sutey
was retired on a fly to Mason in left
field, Ryan scoring. Dennison was
able to land a drive into the center
garden that Mason attempted to se
cure but failed in the try, and resulted
in Minikus registering at the plate
for the second score. Wachtler and
Tracy both retired on strikeouts.
- In the sixth inning another score
was added to the visitors' tally sheet
when George Sutey secured a two
bagger to the left field fence and later
scored on an error of Salsburg at sec
ond. This ended the scoring as far
as either team was concerned until
the ninth, when the locals tallied.
The locals looked good tc score in
the seventh Inning. Herold was given
a base on balls and advanced when
j Ryan fumbled the hit of Kemp, but
I Herold was caught at third base when
Mason rolled one to Woozley. Ed
j wards was safe on an error by Wacht
I ler, but here poor judgment caused
j Kemp to be forced off of third and he
was caught at the plate. Grassman
retired the side by a fly to Ryan.
The ninth inning brought the only
j ray of light to the followers of the
: Red Sox, and resulted in them being
; saved from a shutout at the hands of
j Mr. Dennison's aggregation of young
athletes. Salsburg opened tne en
gagement with a hot one to Ryan at
short which retired him at the initial
sack. Herold followed with a drive
over first base territory for a safe hit,
and this was the undoing of the at
tempt of Mr. Woozley to secure a
shutout, as Bill Mason completed the
dark work with a drive to the left
garden that brought Herold in safely
with the score, but Bill was called
out at third base on a very close race,
and this ended the show, and the
crowd hastened home to select dry
clothing. The score:
AB. H. O. A. E.
Beal, cf 1 0 0 0 0
Salsburg, 2b 4 1 1 4 1
Herold, c 3 1 1G 0 0
Kemp, lb 3 0 8 0 1
Mason, If 3 1 2 0 1
Edwards, 3b 3 0 0 0 0
Grassman, ss. . . . 3 0 0 1 0
Stevens, p 3 0 0 2 0
McCarthy, rf.-cf. .3 0 0 0 0
Maurer, rf 3 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 3 27 7 3
AB. H. O. A. E.
Wiltz, cf 5 1 2 0 0
Ryan, ss 4 1 3 4 2
Minikus, 2b 4 1 3 3 0
Sutey, If 4 1 0 0 0
Dennison, rf 4 1 3 0 1
Wachtler, lb. . . . : -4 1 2 6 0 1
Tracy, 3b 4 0 3 1 0
Rushenberg, c. ... 4 1 7 1 O
Woozley, p 4 0 0 2 0
Totals 37 7 27 11 3
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