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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1917.
THE CLASS PLAY,
'TRIAL OF HEARTS'
The Members of the Class Taking Part
in the Play Did Remarkably Well
in the Presence of Large
From Tuesday's Dally.
Despite the fact that the rainstorm
made traveling- disagreeable and that
it was with the greatest difficulty that
the auditors could get to and from
the Parmele theater, that structure
was crowded last evening when the
class of 1917 presented the play, "A
Trial of Hearts," a comedy in four
The play chosen was one typical of
school and college life and with the
usual array of young college men
and bevys of sweet soriority girls to
lend a sparkle to the occasion. "A
Trial of Hearts" dealt with the story
of Dudley Van Antwerp, a wealthy
college man, and his marriage to a
quiet and innocent girl from the west,
with the subsequent cold reception of
the bride by the proud and haughty
mother of the groom; the learning by
the wife that her young husband had
had previous love affairs, and her
leaving the unwelcome home to return
to the west. In the end the two whose
lives had been cast apart were re
united and the final curtain was on
the reconcilliation of the two who had
learned more of life. As incidentals
to the trend of the story there was
much doing in the way of miniature
reproduction of the "rushing" season
at the sorority houses, to secure the
eligible members for their societies.
In the role of Dudley Van Anwerp,
the young husband, Glenn Elliott was
undoubtedly one of the best in the
cast, and his stage presence as well
as his rendition of the part was most
enjoyable. As a sharer of the steller
role of the play, Miss Helen Living
ston was very pleasing, and to the
role of the neglected wife brought
much charm and attractiveness. The
part of the former sweetheart of Dud
ley was taken by Miss Grace Nolting
in a very pleasing manner and added
to the dramatic value of the play. The
mother was represented by Miss Jes
sie Todd, who was very clever in the
part and received with much pleasure ;
by the audience. Miss Abbie Brown asjtures and fields of alfalfa as being
Gretchen Van Antwerp, and Everett green and fresh appearing.
Spangler as Jerry Jones were pleasing
and their parts added much to the TrtQ 0011 A Dill V
pleasure of the audience. The role of i
"Philip Vivian," the friend of "Dudley
Van Antwerp," was taken by Will
Nolting in a very pleasing manner.
Miss Beatrice Seybert and Miss Delia
Frans as members of the sorority cir
cles added much to the delight of the
audience with their splendid rendition
of their respective roles. Will Schmidt
mann, who appeared as one of the
young college men, was very pleasing
in his part, in spite of the fact that
he had been called into the cast at the
last day to take the place of Burdette
Briggs, who was ill and unable to ap
pear in the part assigned to him.
Frank Palasek and Albert Janda, who
were in the cast as two of the young
fraternity social leaders, were very
clever in thoir respective roles and
were received with much pleasure by
. everyone in the audience. As the
leader of the "Delta Chis" Miss Ne
nora Snyder proved one of the de
lightful features of the play. Miss
Katherine Schrack as the much sought
after freshman, was one of the bright
features of the entire production.
Taken as a whole the play was one
that rellectecl great credit upon the
young people of the class, and the
members of the cast appearing in the
minor parts as colelge girls and boys
divided honors with the principals in
their clever handling of the situations
of the play and added lo the interest
of the dramatic offering. The cast
numbered twenty-seven of the class,
and throughout, from the first curtain
until the alst, there was the keenest
interest shown by the audience, and
those who braved the storm to witness
the "Trial of Hearts" felt amply paid
in the clever manner in which the
young people of the class of '17 pre
Nemetz & Co., confectionery and
ice cream parlor.. The well known ice
cream and candy-, kitchen, established
fifteen years, better known as Nemetz'
Candy kitchen.- . 5-18-2twkly3td
DR. E. VV. COOK RETURNS
HOME FROM OMAHA
From Tuesday's Daily.
Last evening Dr. E. W. Cook re
turned from Omaha, where he has
been for the past two weeks taking
treatment. Dr. Cook is feeling much
improved over his condition of the last
few weeks and seems to be gaining
in strength over his recent illness. It
will be some time, however, before
he will be able to resume his practice,
and will rest at his home in this city
until such time as his health will per
mit his resuming the practice cf his
profession. It is a great pleasure to
the host of friends of the genial doc
tor to have him back and showing
marked signs of improvement, and it
is their sincere wish that he may con
tinue on the highway of improvement
until he is restored to his former good
health and able to resume his work in
the field of duty.
MAKE TRIP TO
NORTH BEND TO
From Tuesday's Daily.
Sunday morning an auto party
composed of Luther Pickett, O. C.
Hudson, C. E. Whitaker and John
Stander, departed from this city for
North Bend, Neb., where they desired
to attend the services held at the
Christian church in that city. The
trip was enjoyable, with only one in
cident to mar the pleasure of the out
ing. When near Fremont a rather
bad piece of road was encountered
and the car of Mr. Stander in which
the trip was being made skidded and
dumped the members of the party out
of the machine, but fortunately did
no serious damage beyond the shak
ing up, an dthe only part of the ma
chine to suffer as the result of the
mix-up was the windshield, a portion
of which was broken. The members
of the party soon had the car back in
the road and resumed their journey.
The members of the party enjoyed
the sermon, and, leaving North Bend
at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
reached home shortly after 7 o'clock.
They report the crops as looking fine
all the way to Fremont and the pas-
UUf I HnUL I
TO SIGN HIS OWN
NAME TO ARTICLE
From Tuesday's Daily.
The Omaha Daily News, one of the
progressive papers of the west, has
been conducting a portion of their
editorial page devoted to communi
cations from their readers from over
the state on the topics of the day.
This has been a most interesting fea
ture of the paper, but it seems that
there are persons who have imposed
upon the courtesy and opportunity
afforded by the News for its readers
to express their opinions. On Satur
day evening the News appeared with
a small article signed by the name,
"E. H. Wscott, Plattsmouth," and
covering- an article on the war. Now,
Mr. Wescott is nothing loth to ex
press his opinion upon any subject,
but would much rather have the
privilege of writing any communica
j tion in the papers himself instead of
'having someone write something and
use his name, signing it without his
knowledge or consent, as was done in
this instance. Those who desire to
have any article printed in the public
pulse columns of the papers should
sign their own names and not those
of other people, who have no knowl
edge of the matter they are com
pelled to stand as sponsors for in the
eyes of the newspaper readers. It is
a small thing to do and involves
people entirely innocent of writing
the articles for the papers and some
times does great injustice to the par
ties whose names are used.- 0-
Henry. Meier jurgen of uf&ear Mur
dock was in the city today visiting
with his friends . in the county seat
while en route., home from. Omaha
where, he had been, attending the con
servation congress and heard the ad
dress of Carl Vrooman of the depart
rnent of agriculture.
National Surgical Dressings Commit
tee of America in Plattsmouth
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon the ladies
forming the local branch of the Na
tional Surgical Dressings Committee
of America, met at the auditorium of
the public library to take further steps
towaTd perfecting their organization
that is- expected to take an important
part in supplementing the work of
aiding the sick and wounded on the
battlefields and providing comforts
for the soldiers in the field. The
adies advanced their work by the
appointing . of several committees
which will see that the work is car
ried on with as much dispatch as pos
sible. The meeting was presided over
by Mrs. T. P. Livingston as chair
man. One of the most needed require
ments of the committee will be that
of material for the making of band
ages for the use of the hospital corps
inthe field and in France, and for the
purpose of soliciting the donation of
inens for use as bandages a commit
tee composed of Mrs. Waldemar Soen
nichsen, Mrs. R. F. Patterson, Mrs. C.
A. Rosencrans and Miss Edith Dovey
was appointed, who will at once start
out in their campaign. The linen that
will be required can be secured from
sheets or other similar articles, but
they must be washed and ironed when
turned over to the committee, as it is
necessary to have the bandage ma
terial perfectly sanitary.
A number of the ladies are prepar
ing to take up a course in "First Aid"
work, and ten were signed up to take
up the study of the methods that will
be necessary in ministering to those
who are sick or injured. This depart
ment of the work will be in charge of
Mrs. T. E. Parmele and Miss Minnie
On the committee to secure a proper
room where the work can be carried
on in the making of the bandages, Mrs.
F. H. Dunbar and Miss Marjorie Ag-
new were appointed. The room to do
the work in will have to be clean and
sanitary and as bright and light as
possible, and the ladies will do their
utmost to have a location ready for
the use of the association.
The committee appointed on knitting
different articles for the soldiers was
headed by Mrs. George Dodge, and
this committee will at once get busy
in taking up the work.
To look after the preparation of
foot comforts for the soldiers in the
trenches, Mrs. F. H. Dunbar was ap
The committee on publicity of the
committee will be, Mrs. D. C. Morgan
and Mrs. R. A. Bates.
The start made in the work of the
committee is very satisfactory in ev
ery way and the co-operation of every
ady in the city is solicited to join
in the good work and assist as far
as possible in the preparation of aid
and comfort for the soldiers.
Miss Hazel Dovey was selected as
treasurer of the committee to receive
the sums that may be collected and
expended in the cause of charity and
CHANGES MADE III BURL
INGTON STORE DEPARTMENT
From Wednesday's Daily.
A change has been made in the of
fice at the Burlington store depart
ment in this city, due to the promo
tion of Harold G. Streight, one of the
clerks, who has been transferred to
Gibson as storekeeper for the com
pany at that point. Mr. Streight left
this afternoon for Gibson to take up
the duties of his new position. Fred
Hesse, who formerly held the position
of storekeeper at Gibson, has been
transferred to Kansas City, to be in
the employ of the Burlington in that
city. The Gibson store department
is under the supervision of the
Plattsmouth storehouse and is one of
the most important in this portion
of the state. Mr. Hesse is a former
employe of the Plattsmouth office and
worked at the local storehouse sev.
eral years before being sent to Gib
American flags, from 5c up, at the
THE KID HAS GONE TO THE
The Kid has gone to the Colors
And we don't know what to say;
The Kid we have loved and cuddled
Stepped out for the Flag today.
We thought him a child, a baby,
With never a care at all,
But his country called him man-size
And the Kid has heard the call.
He paused to watch the recruiting,
Where, fired by the fife and drum,
le bowed his head to Old Glory
And thought that it whispered,
The Kid, not being a slacker,
Stood forth with patriot-joy
To add his name to the roster
And God, we're proud of the boy!
The Kid has gone to the Colors:
It seems but a little while
Since he drilled a schoolboy army
In a truly manly style.
But now he's a man, a soldier,
And we lend him a listening ear,
For his heart is a heart all loyal,
Unscourged by the curse of fear.
lis dad, when he told him, shuddered;
His mother God bless her! cried;
Yet, blest with a mother-nature,
She wept with a mother-pride.
But he whose old shoulders straight
Was Grandad for memory ran
To years when he, too, a youngster,
Was changed by the Flag to a man!
DEATH OF MRS.
ADAM KRUTZ OC
CURS AT PLAINVIEW
From Wednesday's Daily.
Late last evening U message was re
ceived here announcing the death of
Mrs. Adam Kurtz at Plarnview, Neb.,
where she had for several months been
making her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Mary Boltz. Mrs. Kurtz had
been in poor health for several years
past, and since the death of the hus
band in February, 1916, she had failed
very rapidly, and made necessary the
abandonment of the home in this city,
and had since resided with her daugh
ter. The departed lady had made her
home in Plattsmouth since 1888, and
had been a lady universally loved and
respected by those who knew her best
and one that in her care of home and
amily found her greatest joy and
happiness, and to the children who are
eft behind the death of this kind and
oving mother will be deeply felt.
The body of Mrs. Kurtz will be
brought to Plattsmouth Thursday eve
ning and the funeral services will be
held Friday, but the place of the serv
ices or the hour cannot be determined
until the arrival of members of the
family to complete the arrangements.
The departed lady was a member of
the Woman's Relief corps and of the
Daughters of Rebekah lodge of this
DIES IN CALIFORNIA
From Wednesday's Daily.
The sad news has been received in
this city of the death at Santa Monica,
Calif., of Edwin S. Sampson, a for
mer resident of Plattsmouth and a
brother of Mrs. S. M. Chapman of
The deceased was born in this city
and was the youngest son of Mr. and
Mrs. David Sampson, and in Platts
mouth spent the younger years of his
life, and was for some time employed
in the Burlington shops in this city.
Later Mr. Sampson removed to Chey
enne, Wyo., where he entered the serv
ice of the Union Pacific as a railroad
conductor, remaining there until his
ill health made it necessary to seek a
milder climate, when he removed to
Santa Monica, where he remained un
til death came to his relief and brought
peace and rest. His death occurred
on Thursday, May 17th. He leaves
to mourn his death the widow and one
daughter, both at Santa Monica.
The old friends of the family wil
regret very much to learn of the
death of this good man and will ex
tend to the sorrowing family their
deepest sympathy in the loss that has
ben visited upon thejn.
TWO GOOD BALL
GAMES SUNDAY AND
From Wednesday's Daily.
I he fans of Plattsmouth will have
the opportunity of witnessing two
good base ball games during the com
ing week, opening with the game Sun
day, when the DeVol Victors of Coun
cil Bluffs, one of the Greater Omaha
eague teams, will journey down to
tangle with the Red Sox and learn a
few points on the great national game.
The Victors. are equally as strong as
the other teams of this league which
have appeared in this city and will
put up a good stiff game for the lov
ers of the sport.
On Decoration day the Armours,
our old friends of many a hard-fought
battle, will be on the job to oppose
the sterling Red Sox, and the game
will be started as soon as the Me
morial exercises at the Parmele thea
ter are completed, and will give every
one an opportunity of attending the
services and also the game. It is use-
ess to say anything for the Armours
as they speak for themselves and will
deliver the goods in the way of a good
clean and fast game of ball.
FOR CASS COUNTY
From Wednesday's Doily.
The list of registers for the general
registration under the conscription law
has been completed by the board of
registers of Cass county, consisting of
County Clerk Libershal, Sheriff Quin
ton and County Physician Dr. G. H.
Gilmore of Murray. The registration
day has been set for Tuesday, June
5th, from 7 a. m. until 9 p. m., and
the list of registers selected, as ap
pears below, will be at once sent to
Governor Neville at Lincoln. The list
is as follows in the different wards
Tipton H. K. Frantz, George
Greenwood Dale S. Boyles, F. E.
Salt Creek T. J. Marshall, W. E.
land, John Mefford.
Stove Creek C. G. Bailey, Harry
Williams, W. C. Bartlett.
Elmwood Frank Melvin, Louis
lornbeck, Harold W. Tool.
South Bend J. W. Berge, John H.
Weeping Water Edward Dowler,
Center II. C. Schwind, Charles
Louisville Charles Noyes, L. F
Avoca Joseph Zimmerman, Orlan
do Tefft, William Morley.
Mt. Pleasant Cameron Cathey,
Eight Mile Grove A. O. Ault, Paul
Nehawka J. M. Palmer, G. E
Young, J. W. Magney.
Liberty J. M. Patterson, Louis An
derson, R. L. Upton.
First Rock Bluff W. G. Boedeker,
A. L. Baker.
Second Rock Bluff George S
Smith, W. P. Hutchison.
Plattsmouth William Rummell, A
A. Wetenkamp. ;
Weeping Water, First Ward I. W
Teegarden, M. U. Thomas.
Weeping Water Second Ward J
I. Corley, Frank J. Davis.
Plattsmouth, First Ward H. A
Schneider. W. A. Robertson. G. O.
Plattsmouth, Second Ward M.
Jirousek, J. W. Burnie.
Plattsmouth, Third Ward J.
Douglass, Clarence Beal.
Plattsmouth, Fourth Ward W. R
Egenberger, G. L. Farley.
Plattsmouth. Fifth Ward John
Beeson, Robert Harris.
TO BE OPERATED ON.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Mrs. Dewey Zuckweiler, who has
been very poorly in health of late,
has become so ill that ii has become
necessary to have an operation per
formed, and this will be performed
tomorrow at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Zuckweiler. The many friends
of Mrs. Zuckweiler trust that she
may recover from the operation and
speedily be restored to her usual good
MASONS ELECT OFFICERS
AT MEETING LAST NIGHT
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last evening the members of
Plattsmouth lodge No. 7, A. F. & A.
M.f met at their lodge room in the
Masonic lodge room in the Masonic
temple and held their annual election
of officers of the lodge. There were
a large number present at the meet
ing and great interest was taken in
the result. The following were se
W. M. W. J. Streight.
S. W. A. O. .Moore.
J. W. Nelson Jean.
Treasurer C. W. Baylor.
Secretary W. T. Adams.
Judge M. Archer, who for the past
twelve yaers has served as secretary
of the Plattsmouth lodge, retires from
the office owing to his advancing
years, having served faithfully and
well in this position during the years
MR. DAVE IRELAND AT
TACKED WITH HEMOR
RHAGE OF STOMACH
From Wednesday's Daily.
Last evening shortly before 6
o'clock there was a great deal of ex
citement created at the court house
when Dave Ireland, an engineer of
the Rock Island railroad, who was
called to this city to testify in the
Foreman damage suit, was taken very
seriously ill while awaiting his turn
to be called to the witness stand, and
for a few minutes it was feared that
he might die before medical assist
ance could reach him. Mr. Ireland
came from his home at Fairbury yes
terday to testify in the case and dur
ing the afternoon complained to a
number of the other witnesses of the
fact that he was not feeling well and
had been suffering very much from
stomach trouble. He had taken some
medicine in hopes of giving him relief
and returning to the court house lay
down in the equity court room. It
was only a few minutes later that he
was taken violently ill and vomited
great deal and it was thought he
had suffered a hemorrhage of the
stomach. Dr. P. J. Flynn was called
to the court house and the sick man
carried on a stretcher to the Hotel
Riley, where . he was placed in bed.
Mr. Ireland was taken with a second
attack of vomiting during the night,
but not so revere as the first attack,
and this morning: was resting very
easily, although feeling to a great
extent the effects of the illness. A
trained nurse was summoned from
Omaha to look after his care, and the
wife and son summoned from Fair
bury to be present at the bedside. It
is thought that the attack will not
result fatally and that in a short time
the sick man will be in a condition
to be taken to his home at Fairbury
RELIEF CORPS ARE
BUSY PREPARING RICH
TREAT FOR SOLDIERS
Txm IVinDC.lflv'Q DflilV.
The ladies of the Woman s Kenei
corps, who have in the past been en
gaged in a number of patriotic move
ments, are preparing to afford a treat
to the boys of Company C of the
Fourth Nebraska -who are stationed at
the Burlington bridge, by sending
them a number of pies on this occa
sion, that will certainly be appreciated
by the boys. The Relief corps ladies
last Sunday sent a number of pies to
the camp and these were disposed of
in short order by the soldier boys, and
the ladies were presented with a writ
ten expression of thanks for the treat
These little courtesies and remem
brances to the fighting forces of the
country serve to show the generous
and appreciative spirit of the citizens
toward the defendants of their coun
try, and are thoroughly appreciated
by those to whom they are shown. A
number of "Other-organizations have
caried out 'threats of this kind and
these have aided in making camp life
a little more pleasant.
Henry Miller of Alvo was among
the visitors in the city today to at
tend the Foreman trial in the district
PART IN THE
Y. Pi C. A. WORK
Committee in Charge of Raising Funds
for the Good Work Are Busy
Sending Out Letters for
The Cass County Y. M. C. A. War
Work Council, which was appointed
by the State Council, is making an
appeal by personal letter to a number
of citizens in the county for assist
ance in raising the apportionment for
Cass county, of a fund that has been
determined necessary for the work of
Y. M. C. A. organized among our sol
diers. It is to be hoped that every one
receiving this letter will respond to
the treasurer. The committee is com
posed of C. A. Rawls, E. II. Wescott,
and H. A. Schneider, H. A. Schneider
being the treasurer, to whom all
funds should be forwarded.
By special executive order of the
president of the United States, the
Young Men's Christian Association is
authorized to work among the sol
diers at the front, and in the mobi
lization camps, for the physical and
moral welfare of the soldiers. The
governor of Nebraska in a proclama
tion has also authorized this work.
The secretary of war in a very
strong letter has pointed out the won
derful efficient work this organization
does among soldiers also has it been
approved in the strongest terms by a
letter written by General Fred Fun
ston in his life, also by Tasker II.
Bliss, major general of the army, and
and by 'John F. O'Ryan, major gen
eral, commanding New York division.
t has also been commended by every
officer and private that has come in
contact with this work that it does
among the soldiers.
How the Association Serves.
Provides buildings for a social cen
Stationery for the men to "write
Newspapers and books.
Checkers, chess, dominoes, etc., for
Volley ball, baseball, football for
Entertainments of all kinds, using
Victrola and piano.
Lectures, educational classes.
Religious meetings, Bible classes.
Enlisted Men's Bible and Prayer
Visits to sick.
Clean living campaigns.
Secretaries write letters for those
unable themselves to write.
The Y. M. C. A. in its work among
the soldiers on the Mexican border
furnished writing paper for soldiers
to write home, together with ink and
envelopes from which over five mil
lion letters were written home. Major
Todd told one of the -committee that
the Y. M. C. A. on the border dis
tributed 82 tons of writing paper free
to the soldiers. Not only that it was
constantly reminding them of their
homes and people, and furnished free
lectures, Bible classes, personal inter
view, distributed Bibles, visited the
sick, and distributed magazines, etc.,
to the amount of several nunarea
thousand. Indeed, their work has
been inestimable in providing mobi
lization camps, permanent buildings
where thousands of the soldiers may
have recreation, rest and wholesome
instruction and surroundings. No
better work has been or can be done
than this organization is doing for
our soldier boys.
If you get a letter do not hesitate
to read all the literature enclosed and
respond promptly. To those who do
not receive letters, because of the
shortness of the time it is impossible
to" write, all or any member of the
committee would gladly give infor
mation concerning this movement.
George W. Snyder departed this
afternoon for Omaha, where he will
visit his daughter, Miss Anna, at the
hospital, where she is recovering from
A box of stationery would make a
most excellent graduation gift. We
have a nice line at the Journal office.
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