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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1917.
No. 2 9.
50 More Men
OUT OF ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR PREVIOUSLY EXAMINED THE
EXEMPTION PERCENTAGE WAS SO GREAT AS TO MAKE
SHORTAGE IN FILLING CASS COUNTY'S QUOTA
GENERAL SHORTAGE ALL OVER
This County Called to Furnish Ninety-Two Still About Twenty-Five
Short and Hence This Call of Fifty Additional Men for Ex
amination Men Will be Examined Next Friday.
Fifty more Cass county men have been called for examination, the
notices being sent out today to that number to appear for examination
on October 5ih. This is made necessary by the fact that out of one hun
dred and eighty-four previously examined the exemption percentage ran
so high as to make a shortage of some twenty-five men in this county's
quota of ninety-two men to be furnished under the first draft. A like
condition prevails generally over the country and some boards have found
it necessary to issue two and three such supplementary calls as this be
fore they have been able to certify enough men to fill their quotas. The
general average has shown that not more than about one man out of
very three examined is certified for service, either through disability or
the acceptance of an exemption claim. Cass county's percentage exempt
id on account of disability is much below the average while the per
centage claiming and receiving exemption is about the same as in other
tcunt ies over the state. Following are the names of the men who are
cMled in this supplemental list for examination, and out of which the
local board hopes to be able to certify the twenty-five needed to com
plete the county's quota of ninety-two:
s.-1-inl -o. .me nutl Allr-i Order railed
CS5 Herbert Poter Opp, Nehawka 185
1141 Cornelius F. DeJung, Mynard 186
i;;i4 Isaac Earl Stradley, Greenwood 187
3 DIG Jennings Bryan Seiver, Plattsmouth 1S8
1CSS Carl Walter Olanuer, Weeping Water 189
o Harry Gardner, Greenwood 190
14 P. 0 Fred P. Loomis. Elmwood 191
493 Fred Harold Huff. Louisville 192
135S Stanley Dwight Richards. South Bend 193
23 Peter Roucka. Plattsmouth 194
1305 Frank Bowdick Perkins, Greenwood 195
341 Aden Jones, Greenwood : 196
1007 William Harvey .Mason. Plattsmouth . 197,
.".91 Carl Cedrick Cross, Union 198
1266 William M. Schildmeyer, South Bend 199
253 Walter Wilmer Olson, Greenwood 200
970 William K. Fox. Jr., Plattsmouth 201
637 Charles David Adams, Nehawka 202
1C75 Kane A. Fredrickson, Weeping Water 203
3C0 Harry Saddaris, Alvo 204
: C 7 Caleb T. Noell. Weeping Water 205
1217 Will Howard Smith, Plattsmouth 206
571 Sterling F. Amick, Weeping Water 207
4SS Jose Garcia, Lagos de Moreno. Mexico 20S
154 3 Clyde Harvey Trimble, Eagle 209
704 John Henry Steffens. Nehawka 210
72 Mike Cross. Weeping Water 211
35C Guy E. Ring, Alvo -212
112 John Murphy, Weeping Water 213
10C7 Leslie William Niel, Plattsmouth .-214
12 8 Joseph Edward Rau. Manley 215
C79 Thomas Edward Mason, Nehawka '. 216
805 William S. Wetenkamp. Mynard 217
11 Fred Roy Elbert Durham, Avoca 218
I00 Edward Long, Plattsmouth 219
1C17 Carl Henry Richert. Weeping Water 220
3G3 Earl Wesley Sloniger. Lushton 221
12S7 Nicholas Limpach. Greenwood 222
1142 Oron Ray Deles Dernier, Murray 223
6 Ernest Everett Bates, Weeping Water 224
327 Henrv Dumont, Greenwood 225
6 64 William Jorgensen, Nehawka : 226
93 Edward Julius Jochim, Louisville 227
14 4S Emil G. Rosenow, Elmwood . 228
557 Bror A. J. Christianson, Plattsmouth 229
1 .-,57 Henry John Wulf, 'Eagle 230
3 112 Michael F. Rabb, Plattsmouth 231
345 oiin Albert Kitzel, Alvo 232
1595 George Jorgensen, Avoca 233
?355 Henry Romin, South Bend 234
103 Joseph E. Miller, Wabash 235
NAMES OF MEN CERTIFIED FOR
The names of the following men,
board, have been certified back to the
not having been approved by the
subject to service in the order certified, as given below. A final appeal
(on industrial claims only) may be
States, but in most instances he has
and district boards. Of the men listed below all but the last three were
certified back to the local board on September 17th, while the others
have just been certified back. This makes 71 men certified so far, while
the quota' is ninety-two being twenty-one short:
Ortfil. Serial o. Name- nn Addrrwi.
56 63S Fred Gust Ahrens, Nehawka. 181
f7 1570 John A. Box, Elmwood 150
5S 1417 Waite R.' Hall, Elmwood 158
59 141S Albert Wm. Kunz, Elmwood . 99
f.O 606 M. W. O'Leary, Weeping Water S2
Gl 1456 E. F. Seiker, Elmwood ' 97
r.2 1531 William A. Smith, Elmwood 132
G3 223 E. E. Chamberlain,
64 652 Earl H. Cox, Nehawka '-. . 7
C5 1572 Herman Dankleff, Weeping Water
r6 16S5 M. E. McKay, keeping WaterL. : 63
C7 792 Earnest L. Stenner, Plattsmouth 104
08 1560 W. W. Wiggs, Elmwood 112
09 29S Christ True, Cedar Creek 119
70 616 Fred H. Stoll, Nehawka 32
71 390 George W. Comer, Union : ,. 94
COUNTRY OWING TO EXEMPTIONS
SERVICE BY DISTRICT BOARD
who had appealed to the district
local board, their exemption claims
district board, and they are therefore
taken to the president of the United
concurred with the decision of local
Cedar Creek 90
VISITING IN PLATTSMOUTH.
From Friday's Dallv.
This morning Wm. Kunz and wife
with two sisters, Mrs. A. Kennebeck,
of Ithica, this state, and Mrs. Lizzie
Kennebeck of Pipesone, Minnesota,
who are visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Kunz, and Emil Halke, all
of Elmwood came over In a car this
morning and are visiting in the city,
the guests at the home of Arthur
Dean, Mrs. Dean being a neice of
the ladies of the party. They were
also looking after some business at
the court house, relative to the
draft, Mr. Kunz having two boys in
the draft. They returned home dur
ing the afternoon, after having at
tended to the business which called
them and visited with their neice.
ing Last Night
From Friday's Dailv.
At a meeting of the board of di
rectors of the Cass County Bank last
evening at the bank building, the
vacancy 'occasioned by the resigna
tion of T. M. Patterson was filled
by the election of R. F. Patterson
to the position, while the position
of director, which also became va
cant, and which was formerly filled
by T. M. Patterson was filled by the
election of Mr. T. E. Parmele to
Mr. R. F. Patterson who has been
chosen as the cashier of the bank
has been connected with the insti
tution for a number of years has
shown himself one of the most effi
cient and painstaking gentlemen. He
has a host of friends In and out of
this city who will be pleased to know
of his selection to the position of
SOLDIERS PASS THROUGH CITY.
Four specials, bearing troops to
the south, passed through this city
this morning over the Missouri Pa
cific. The first one went through at
5, the second at 9:20. the third at
11:20 and the last one at 12. The
third section carried IS coaches.
while the last had 15 coaches and 4
cars filled with army wagons.
MARRIED BY THE JUDGE.
From Friday's Dally
Bert M. Barder. of Omaha, having
passed forty-two mile stones in the
journey of life, having been married
once before, and divorced,' and Miss
Minnie Steffer, of Omaha, aged 24,
slipped slyly off the train yesterday
which came from Omaha, and pro
ceeded to the office of the county
judge, where they were sold a mar
riage license by the accomodating
clrk, and were united in marriage
by his honor, the judge. They de
parted for their home in Omaha on
a later train.
WILL BUILD IN THE SPRING.
J. P. Falter and C. C. Parmele
yesterday purchased the property
just across the street west of where
T. M. Patterson lives, and which
will be taken by Mr. Falter, whose
intentions are to erect a small bung
alow in the coming spring, where
he will expect to live himself. This
is indeed a beautiful building spot,
with a great view and will make au
ideal spot for a home.
WILL DRIVE TO LOS ANGELES.
From Friday's Dally.
S. O. Pitman and wife were in the
city last evening accompanied by
the parents of Mr. Pitman, D. J
Pitman and wife of Murray. S. O
Pitman and wife will start Monday
for Los Angeles, California, going
in their new Cole Eight car, which
they have recently purchased. The
new car is a beauty and one with
power enough for any test or re
quirement which ma- be made of it
HEARS FROM SON.
Mrs. Hettie Covert is in receipt of
a letter from her son, Logan Covert
who is a member of the U. S. Army
and is now stationed at Honolulu in
which he states that he is feeling
fine and wishes to be remembered to
his friends in this cily. He also,
states, that recently he fell from a
street car, cutting and - bruising his
head quite badly, but had recovered
from this accident.
A LETTER FROM
ROY HOLLY TELLS
OF ARMY LIFE
SAYS BOYS ALL GETTING ALONG
FINE AND FEELING GOOD
AT CAMP FUNST0N
The Journal Eagerly Looked For by
Members of the Cass County
Contingent now in Camp
Camp Funston, Sept. 2 6th.
The Plattsmouth Journal:
Friend R. A. Bates: This is to let
jou know that the Cass county con
tingent arrived here safely and in
good health. We all felt rather blue
after leaving Plattsmouth, but we
spent our time on the train getting
acquainted and jollied up a little.
We arrived in Kansas City at 4:30
and had our supper at the depot. We
then divided up into squads of six
men to view the city. We enjoyed
the sights in K. C. until 8 o'clock
and then left for Camp Funston. We
arrived at Camp Funston about 2
a. m., were met at the station by
officers and checked up, and were
then invited to take a nice cold
shower bath, examined and ordered
to change clothes. We were then is
sued mess kits, a hat. shoes, under
wear, hosiery and trousers. Follow
ing this procedure we were then or
dered to quarters. We slept that
night on bed sacks filled with hay,
on the floor and with no blankets.
Some comfortable sleep for the first
night. We were called up at 5:45
a. m. and lined up in front of our
barracks for instruction, then had
mess, or breakfast, or "chow" as it
s called here.
We were lucky to be quartered in
the same barracks as Carl Dulton.
Leo Tigbe, O. Miller, Hall Pollard
and Elie Munger'all of whom are
with the Cass county bunch. Carl
Dalton is mess sargeant and the rest
of the men are acting' corporals.
On Thursday we were called out
to drill and take the physical exami
nation. In the afternoon we were
vaccinated and received the typhoid
nnoculation. Friday was lecture
day and the captain gave several
centres about army rules and regul
ations. We did not drill as all of
us had sore arms, and we sure did
not feel like moving around. Sat
urday we drilled in the forenoon and
washed our clothing in the after
noon. Saturday afternoon is clean
up and wash day. We have to shave
and shine our shoes every day for
retreat which is at 5:20 p. tn. Clean
liness is important here, and the
quarters have to be scrubbed twice
a week, and beds aired every Friday
morning. We were issued a com
plete uniform and toilet kits, which
consist of toothbrush, hair brush.
soap and towels, on last Saturday;
also bed cots and blankets, so we
sleep more comfortable now. I re
ceived several copies of the Jour
nal last Sunday and had to pass
them around the barracks, as all the
fellows from Cass county were anx
ious to read the news. We sure
would apreciate the' daily Journal
here, as we all like to read about
good ' old Platts. The men are all
feeling much better now as the lone-
someness has worn off and we like it
much better. We sure get good
treatment and good food"" here. The
Lieutenant Colonel, in his lecture
the other day said that "we should
drop the word "boys" and say men.
as only men can be in the U. S.
I would like to mention also that
the next bunch that comes should
only take with them what they ab
solutely need for the trip, as every
thing is furnished here or can be
bought here. They will need shav
ing utensils, towels, handkerchiefs,
writing material and possibly a pil
low. We have a canteen or exchange
store where everything can be pur
chased at about the same price as
in Plattsmouth. It is a dry goods
store, tobacco store, drug store, fruit
store, grocery store, stationery store,
clothing store and kodak store com
bined. I also want to mention that
the fellows are all anxious to hear
from home and the people at home
should write often as it makes us
feel better to hear from home. Hop
ing to receive the Journal soon, I
remain, as ever,
W. R. HOLLY.
BUSINESS IS VERY GOOD.
From Friday's Dally.
With all the numbers almost in
use on the extensive switchboard of
the Lincoln Telegraph and Telephone
Company, and still the business com
ing their way, it has become neces
sary for the company to put anoth
er section on their switch board, in
order to accomodate the increasing
business. Besides this, they are
compelled to build more cable in
order to have lines for the connec
tions of subscribers. This is a pretty
fair barometer of the business in
terests of the community, and when
the telephonic service has to be ex
tended, the business has increased
to demand more and better service.
You people who think the city and
community in general is not pro
gressing, notwithstanding the fact
of high prices and high cost of liv
ing, mutt take stock and find where
you are. The town is getting better
n business, in its morals, in its so
ciety and all other ways, our town
is growing better in ail ways. ' Put
your shoulder to the wheel and help
push it along.
RETURNS FROX EURLINGT0N.
From I-'riilMv's Iailv.
Frank Moore this morning return
ed from a visit in IJurllngton. Iowa
and vicinity, where he was called
about a week since bv the serious
illness of his last surviving aunt,
Mrs. J. Jesters, of Danville, Iowa, a
small station this side of Rurlington.
Mr. Moore received the message last
Sunday, and which was sent the day
before. He immediately started for
the "bedside of his aunt, but ?he has
passed away before his arrival. Mr.
Moore's family lived at Danville be
fore the war and removed to this
state and county in the late fifties.
Mr. Frank Moore being born a few
miles south of this city, August 'list.
From Friday's Dally.
Friends in the city are in receipt
of a letter from Col. J. -.. Thrasher,
who is with his son Connie at Deer
Lodge, Mont., in which he states
that he is still under the doctor's
care and very weak and nervous.
Has not walked a block for seven
weeks and that he hopes to be able
to return to Plattsmouth about No
vember first. He, also, writes that
his daughter, Mrs. Agnes Keffler is
now living at Drummond. Mont., a
town about thirty-five miles west of
Deer Lodge. Colonel's many friends
will be sorry to learn of his contin
ued illness but trust he will regain
his usual good health and soon be
able to return to this city and be
in their midst again.
TOOK A NUMBER OF MOVES.
Fr'ini FrMuy's Daily.
Fred Guenter married some time
since, and as 'a consequence, thought
a home would be the proper thing.
and he was right. The home is the
mainstay of the nation. lie arrang
ed to farm on the old home place
west of the city. Anton Meisinger
is living there and has been for some
time. C. H. Rist has been living on
the farm of Phillip Decker, Sr., the
one whom we heard of being killed
he and wife in Illinois. Having liv
ed there for some time he has done
well, and having accumulated some
money longed for a home of his
own. Finding a farm near Murdock,
or. between there and Ashland, pur
chased the same, on which he will
move in the spring. . He having al
ready sowed some winter wheat on
the farm. This left this farm with
out a tenant, so Anton Meisinger.
whose move it was. has rented this
farm, and will move on it in the
spring. This has made a place for
them all, and all are satisfied.
HAVE AN ELECTION OF OFFICERS,
Yesterday afternoon at their meet
ing at the Perkins House, the La
dies Aid Society of the Methodist
church, their annual election of offi
cers was had, resulting in the se
lection of the . following officers:
Mrs. Yal Burkel, president; Mrs.
Don York, first vice president; Mrs.
John V. Halt, second vice president;
Mrs. Charles Carlson, secretary; and
Mrs. Henry Mauzy, treasurer. With
these ladies at the head of the
management of the affairs of he so
ciety, it would' F.eem that they
should make good progress.
Journal Want-Ads Pay!
VISITED THE CHILDREN.
From Friday's Daiiv.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Peterson re
turned this morning from a trip
which has taken over a week, and
which included Dakota City, Ne
braska, where they visited first, re
turning with their son Andrew
Petersen, who was visiting here from
his home at that p!aee, with his
car, they going with him. From
there they went to South Sioux City.
Nebraska, where they visited with
their daughter, Mrs. John M. May
field and family, for some time. After
which they went to Havelock,
whore they visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Cook, Mrs. Cook be
ing a daughter.
BUYS FARM WHERE BORN.
From Friday's Daily.
Yesterday was concluded a deal
whereby Major Anderson Hall he
conies possessor of the farm on
which he was lorn. and where he
lived for the first few years of his
life, what is now known as the Par
mele and Sage ranch. It is the farm
Just across the Missouri river, in
Iowa, which has been farmed the
past year by Parmele and Albert
Funk. James Hall, father of Dr.
J. II. Hall and M. A. Hall and a
number of the other boys, owned
this farm for about five years away
bark in the early sixties, and after
selling it. built a home where Allen
Land now lives, living there for
many years. In purchasing this
farm Mr. Hall is acquiring an ex
cellent farm both for farming and
stock raising, and especially th-:
latter. The place , which comprised
34 fi acres, is of ample proportions
for the keeping and feeding a large
herd of cattle each year. Considera
tion about $50,000.00 and the deal
was made through the rv.! "sr.te
aarencv of W. K. Rosenerans.
Krinn Friday's lHHy
Little Miss Charlotte Field was
seven years old Wednesday and a
number of her little friends were
invited to come to her home on
Wintersteen Hill to assist her in
celebrating the occasion. For sev
eral hours the little folks played
various games, which made the after
noon most delightful to them. At fi
o'clock a tempting birthday lunch-
con was served, consisting of ice
cream, cake, fruit and candies. Mrs.
Field was assisted in serving by Mrs.
A. T. Fitt. Jut at dusk the little
guests departed for ineir homes.
wishing Miss Charlotte many more
Tliose in attendance were Ruth
Lushinsky, Kdith LeCgway, Carolina
Schulhof. Rertha Schulliof, Matilda
Olson. George Olson, Clara Olson.
Ruth Smith. Dallas Hawkenbary.
Charlotte Field. Edwin Field.
VISITS DAUGHTER AT EAGLE.
Yesterday Mrs. Thomas W. Glen
departed for Eagle wheer she will
visit with her daughter Miss May
Glen, who is one of tne teachers in
the public schools of that place. Mrs.
Glen will stay until Sunday and
departed for Eagle where she will
visit with a sister Mrs. Susan Ttern
ard for a short time before she re
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2nd Liberty Loan of 1917 subscriptions now open
ANOTHER VERY FINE
GARAGE TO BE BUILT
POLLOCK AUTO COMPANY WILL
SOON COMMENCE ERECTION
OF NEW FORD HOME.
New Building to be Erected at Sixth
and Pearl Streets will be Re
plete with All Modern
From Saturday's Daily.
Plans are now in the hands of the
architect, George A. Uerlinghof, of
Lincoln, for the erection of another
fine garage for the city of Platts
mouth, to be known as the home of
the Ford. This building will be
erected on the corner of Sixth . and
Pearl streets by the Pollock Auto
company. The hew structure will
be modern in every particular, ab
solutely fireproof, and built of steel
and concrete. It will be a two story
building 60x120 feet. The first story.
which will be a full basement, will
be used as a repair room, with one
section for Ford supplies and acces
sories. The second floor will be de
voted exclusively to the office equip
ment and show room.
When completed, this will be one
of the most modern garages in the
stated with right up-to-the-minute
conveniences, and will be of suffici
ent size to accommodate the manv
Ford customers, as well as all other
car owners. The rapid growth of
the Ford business in this territory,
and the increased territory given Mr.
Pollock for the coming year has ne
cessitated more modern conveniences
for the carrying on of the business.
The lot owned by Mr. Pollock on
this corner is very large and when
the new building is completed he
will have a space 70x140 fee; to the
west of the building. It is his in
tention to make this a public park
ing place. The lot. which is slight
ly below the level of the street, will
contain a concrete driveway to eith
er side, with a flower garden n the
center and will make a very attrac
tive garden spot for the customers
convenience of the new Ford home.
It- is Mr. Pollock's intention to
rush the building to completion as
rapidly as possible, so before many
days this old corner in the city will
be one of the most beautiful to be
seen here. Let the good work go
on. Plattsmouth is booming and we
want the world to know it.
INJURED IN THE SHOPS.
Just as we go to press we hear of
an accident which occurred thi af
ternoon at the Rurlington shops
when Oliver Harvey was hurt while
at work on the freight car repair
tracks. He was raising a car when
the handle of one of the jacks under
neath the car slipped and flew up,
striking him under the chin in such
mannef as a cut a gash nearly two
inches in length and deep enough
to make a severe wound. The Rur
lington physicians dressed the in
jury, which will be the cause of lay
ing Mr. Harvey up for a considerable
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