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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1917.
IC CAMPAIGN IS
TWO WEEKS SET ASIDE FOR BIG
'FOOD CONSERVATION DEM
OVER U. S.
WOMEN TO SIGN PLEDGE CARD
Committees Have Been Appointed in
Plattsmouth and the Work will
Go Rapidly Forward.
Prom Saturdays Daily.
October 21 to November 3 will be
a period of great patriotic demon
stration in Nebraska. At that time
all householders in the state will be
asked to sign the pledge card and
become enrolled as members of the
Federal Food Administration. The
householder who signs the Food Ad
ministration pledge card accepts the
I am jrlad to join in the service of
foo.l conservation for our nation and
heretic accept membership in the
I'niteil States Foxl Administration,
ploliri njr myself to carry out the di
rections and advice of the food Ad
ministrator in my home, insofar as my
There are no fees or dues to be
paid. The Food Administration
wishes to have as members all of
those actually handling food in the
home. Those who become members
by signing the pledge card will be
given a membership window card
and a home card of instruction, in
The pledge card campaign in this
state is being handled through the
office of Gurdon W. Wattles, federal
food administrator for Nebraska. He
has appointed S. R. McKelvie cam
paign manager for the state and the
work is being pushed vigorously.
A director has been appointed in
each senatorial district, to cooperate I
with and help the county chairmen,
The chairman of the County Council J
of Defense is chairman ex-ofncio of
the County Central Committee for
the pledge card campaign. The Coun
ty Central committee in turn super
vises all of the work for the pledge
card campaign in the county.
The work will be so completely
done that every householder in Ne
braska will be given an opportunity
to sign the pledge card and it is ful
ly expected that all will sign. The
school teachers and the school child
ren will take an active part in cir
culating the pledge cards and will
do their part of the work during the
week of October 21st to 2Sth.
In order that every family resid
ing in Plattsmouth may be reached.
the cooperation of all is necessary.
If you do not receive one of these
cards at your nome or it you u
of a family that nas not receiveu
one. please phone 103 or notify one
of the following and cards will be
sent: Miss Golda Noble, Miss Marie
Swoboda. Miss Gladys McMaken,
mr.- cctn tjo,-,.,i c a Rnnrhf. CI. I
liaa jca.ai, v r i
F DeWulf. The pledge cards will
be given to the school pupils Tues-
lav October 23rd. to be taken home
for the signature of the parent.
They are to be signed and returned
at nr.ee If vou do not have children
tn hnnl Dhone or send your name to
one of those mentioned above and a
card will be placed in your hands.
This work is tremendously impor
tant, as anyone must realize from the
frequency with which the statement
has been made that the country that
most successfully nourish its
can -.. -
people will win the war.
cio-n a nledsre card and. become a
member of the Federal Food Admin -
istration and do your bit to help
win the war for Uncle Sam and our
TVTR: A J ANDERSON
From Friday's Dally.
John Olson, of Council Bluffs was
a visitor in the city for a while to-
day, coming to act as a witness in
the matter of the estate of the late
ugust Anderson, of this city whom
he had known in Council Bluffs
years ago. Mr. Olson is engaged in
the grocery business in Council
Bluffs and has been for the past
number of years. He is a member
of the city council of that place,
serving now his sixteenth year as
On petition, Mrs. A. J. Anderson,
widow of the late August Anderson
is appointed administratrix, of the
deceased estate, which amounts to
FORMER YOUNG MAN HERE
DIES OF INJURIES IN OMAHA
From Saturday's Daily.
Alfred Michka, of Omaha, a young
man about twenty years of age, who
has been in the employ of the
Aleminton Dairy Company of Omaha,
and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. James
Ftacek, sr., of this city, who injured
by a team which ran away with
him last Wednesday, and who after
wards died at a hospital at Omaha,
and was buried yesterday afternoon
the funeral being held from the resi
dence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Michka of that place. Mr.
and Mrs. Adolph Michka, were for
mer residents of this city, and this
young man, then a boy lived here,
going to Omaha to live about ten
years ago. Mr. Adolph Michka, the
father of the young man is a brother
Mrs. James Ptacek of this city.
Mrs. Ptacek was at the bedside of
the young man, when he expired and
remained for the funeral.
INJURED WHEN CAR OVERTURNS
From Saturday's Daily.
L. M. Hartley, living some four
miles south of Salem. Iowa, wras in
jured when he was caught under
hi? car when it overturned, near
Kecsauqua, Iowa, a few days since,
paralyzing his lower limbs, in such
a way that he is not expecieo to re-c-iner.
Mr. Hartley wcs a former
neighbor of Dr. E. W. Cook and M.
S Briggs and Will Cook, living but
j rflorr-aistance rrom rt,o ocvnooa
home of Dr Cook.
GO AFTER TWO MORE CARS
From Saturday's Dally,
This morning, Guy Reese, an em
ploye of the T. H. Pollock Auto
Company and Mr. Harley Wiles, de
parted for Omaha, where they se
cured two new Ford Automobiles for
the Pollock Company here, driving
them down today.
SELLS ANOTHER CROW CAR
From Friday's Dally.
George M. Hiid was a passenger
to Omaha this afternoon, where he
goes for another Crow-Elkhart to
supply the place of the one which
he sold to Bert Sachel yesterday.
Bert will enjoy the service this new
car as will also his family
an easy rider, and a car that can be
depended upon during all the months
in the year. Mr. Hild is selecting
the men who are discriminating in
their choice of a good car. As the
number of owners of the Crow Elk-
THEIR NEPHEW WILL MARRY.
F FrHav's Dallv.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boeck, are
in receipt of an invitation from the
fiancee of Mr. Boeck's nephew. Mr.
Davis Soencer Ball, who is to be
united in marriage to Miss Kathryn
Imogen Upson, at the Chapel of
hamt Saviour, or tne cainearai. oi
saint John tne uivine, wnicn is io
occur on. October 24th, the newly
married, couple to be at home to
tneir mends after tne nrst oi ue-
cember at Eighteen Saint Nicholas
Place in New York City.
VISITING HERE FROM EAGLE.
From Fridav's Dally
Stanley and wife, and daughter Lola,
accompanied by, Oscar Otto, who
drove them over in his car, are look-
ling after some business at the court
house this morning.
SOUTH EASTERN NEBRASKA.
We have some cnoice so, 120, 160,
24 ana tracts or iana near
Sterling, Adams, Tecumseh, Elk
creeK, jook. liurr.uougiass, vesta.
Crab Orchard, Filley and Lewiston,
Nebraska. Prices very reasonable
and terms good. Call or write.
MOCKENHAUPT & CURTAIN,
Obey the Law. Order your Osgood
j Lens. Plattsmouth Garage. AH sizes.
THIS WORTHY ENTERPRISE
BEING LIBERALLY PATRO
NIZED BY OUR PEOPLE
DAVENNY QUINTET PLEASED ALL
Rev. Truscott Requests Change in
Dates and Addresses Audience
on Liberty Bond Issue.
From Saturday's Daily.
Last evening the hrst number of
the lecture course, the Davenny Quin
tet, appeared at the Parmele theatre
and was listened to by a large and
appreciative audience who had gath
ered to show their appreciation of
the efforts of the committee having
the matter in charge to give the peo
ple of Plattsmouth a really worth
while lecture course this winter.
The -arrangements had been made
for a four-minute address by Rev.
A. J. Hargett, of the Christian church
when Rev. Truscott, of the Metho
dist church, who was scheduled to
made an address at the Gem theatre
this evening, came forward stating
that he especially desired to have
the date last evening, and Rev. Har
gett graciously assented to a change
in dates. Rev. Truscott spoke very
entertainingly on the second Liberty
oan bond issue and at the end re
ceived loud aplause.
G. E. DeWulf, superintendent "of
the city schools, then spoke regard-
ng the concerted effort which is .De
ng made for the conservation of food
in connection with the schools.
The Davenny Quintet then open
ed the program, the first number be
ing some renditions on the piano by
member of the company and an
artist of high character, whose var
ious pieces were received with rap
turous applause. The singing that
followed was excellent, and "every
number elicited an encore. The mem
bers of this versatile company of
entertainers, highly pleased with the
reception given them by our people,
responded readily to the request for
more and their encores were equally
as pleasing as their original num
bers. Selections from "The Bohem
ian Girl" by Balfe and "In the Val-
ey of the Hills" were especially
pleasing selections. Miss Davenny
sane- h "rirrlP nf Life" and the "Do-
main nf thp Forest" in a most mellow
tone of voice and for her encore re
sponded with "Daddy Might," a-hu-
morous and entertaining little skit
to which she adapted herself well.
After another quartette number.
Miss Davenny gave a reading entitled
"My Besetting Sin," in this case a
dislike to wash her neck. The ap
plause called her forth again and
she gave a character sketch of "A
Little Girl's First Piece in Public."
The rendition of "Danny Boy" by
Miss Gray appealed to the audience
and on her return she gave "The
Moon Behind the Cottonwoods."
These two numbers seemed to please
the audience as well as anything on
the program. r
Another number which merited
and received recognition was "The
Task of Today." Miss Davenny and
Mr. Caton in "The Keys of Heaven,"
received the applause that donated
appreciation of true acting and abil
ity to sing as well.
Taken as a whole the first num
ber of the course was well received
by everyone and the committee has
reason to feel proud of the success
with which its efforts to furnish en
tertainment to our people are meet
HEW YORK BONO SUBSCRIP
TIONS PASS HALF BILLION!
New York, Oct. 18. Liberty loan
subscriptions at 2 o'clock today pass
ed the half billion mark in the New
York federal reserve district. The
Central Trust company announced
an additional purchase of $20,000,
000, the International Nickel Co.,
$1,000,000, the Bankers Trust com
pany $1,000,000 and the Guaranty
Title and Trust company $1,000,-
Twenty-five million dollars more
were added when J. P. Morgan &
Co., subscribed to that amount. This
brought the total subscriptions with
other smaller ones up to $534,7S4,
350, the total for the day reaching
$75,000,000 and making it the ban
ner day in this district.
RETURNS FROM OPERATION
AT ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA
From Friday's Daily.
John Thompson and wife returned
last evening from a trip to Roches
ter, Minnesota, where they were for
the past week or ten days. Mr.
Thompson was there some time ago
and received treatment at the cele
brated Mayo Brothers' institution, at
whicli time he had an operation and
remained quite a while. Since his
return from the first trip there he
had been home a year, and while he
was able to be around and come down
town whenever he felt like it. Mr'.
Thompson has not felt just like him
self and so he concluded he would
go back again and consult the spec
ialists further regarding his condi
tion. After remaining there fcr a
while he concluded he would be as
well off at home, and so he and Mrs.
Thompson returned home and he will
receive treatment here.
DISTRICT BOARD CERTIFIES
NAMES CF THREE MORE
From Saturday's Haily.
The District Ex mption board has.
within the past few days, certified
three more names of people who are
to be called into the service. They
are Luther M. Swan, of Plattsmouth.
No. 90; Henry Vogt, Kim wood. No.
91 and Henry Earnest Reuter, of
Wabash, No. 2.
ODD-FELLOWS ALL AMERICANS.
From Fridav's Dally.
J. C. .Petersen, sr.. returned home
last evening from Lincoln, where he
has been with Mrs. Petersen, who
was a delegate to the Grand Lodge
of the Rebecca's of Nebraska. Mr.
Petersen reports a large attendance
of Odd Fellows, and their families in
attendance to the different orders of
the lodges represented. All of these
people are extremely loyal to the
government under which they live,
and to be otherwise would not al
low of their being Odd Fellows.
BUYS LAND IN WEST.
From Friday" "DaiW-
Phillip A. Hud returned tins morn
ng from the west, where he has been
for. some time past, and where he has
been looking after some lands which
he recently purchased near Grant, in
Perkins county. Mr. Hild was out
there some two weeks ago, and at
that time purchased a half section of
land, which he has been out just now
to look after and arrange for some
one to farm it during the coming
VISITING WITH PARENTS HERE.
Mrs. John E. llazzard, of New
York, but who has been in Chicago,
for the past week, where Mr. Haz
zard is with his opera, the Spring
time Company, who have been play
ing. Mrs. Hazzard who was former
ly Miss Alice DoYey, is visiting in
the city with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. George Dovey, and other rela
tives and friends, and will remain
for some time.
BUYS A NEW EUICK CAR.
From Saturday's Daily.
Walter Sand, and Henry McMaken
departed this afternoon for Lincoln.
where they go to get a new car for
Mr. Sand. They will get the Buick
at Lincoln this' afternoon and return
with it driving it to Plattsmouth
this evening. When buying a car.
Mr. Sand has evinced a bit of good
judgment in the purchase of the
If your children are subjsct to
croup get a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, and when the attack
comes on be careful to follow the
plain printed directions. You will
be surprised at the quick relief
which it affords.
Subscribe for the Journal.
ANSWERED BY THE
OFFICIALS ASSERT FRATERNAL
ORDER IS IN GOOD FINAN
State Examiners Attacked Its Sol
vency and Suggested
"There will be no raise in rates in
the Woodmen Circle; no raise is con
templated, and there hasn't been a
raise in rates since 1901," said Mrs.
Emma U. Manchester, supreme
guardian V. O. W. Circle, yesterday
in reference to an article in the
morning paper, which contained a
report cf examiners of the insurance
departments of Nebraska, Texas,
South Carolina and Wisconsin on the
aft'airs of the Woodmen Circle, with
headquarters in Omaha.
The report contains a criticism of
the conduct of the lodge affairs, with
a recommendation that the supreme
executive council take steps at once
to advance rates and forestall a loss
in membership, which usually fol
lows such an action. The report
also recommends that all literature
claiming the society is; financially
solvent be withdrawn and the mem
bers be informed they can expect
only temporary protection at the
The officers of the Woodmen Circle
in Omaha stated that the criticisms
made by the insurance commission
ers were corrected at the meeting
of t lie Supreme Forest, which met
in Atlanta in July last. The exam
ination of the society was made by
the insurance commissioners prior
to the meeting at Atlanta, they said,
and their recommendations were
printed and in the hands of the offi
cers of the society prior to the meet
ing. "It is a well known fact that in
surance commissioners of the differ
ent states are constantly urging fra
ternal insurance societies to raise
their rates tc a rate equivalent to
the National Fraternal congress
table of rates, plus the expense of
management," the officers of the
Woodmen Cfrcle said, "and they
never lose an ' opportunity to make
a recommendation of that kind in
the examination of a fraternal in
"It is a fact that very few fra
ternal insurance societies have a
rate equal to the National Fratern
al congress table of rates, and few
fraternal insurance societies operat
ed by women approaching in magni
tude the Supreme Forest Woodmen
Circle have a rate equivalent to the
National Fraternal congress rates.
"The Woodmen Circle is licensed
to do business in thirty-six states in
the union and is successfully con
ducting its business in all of those
states. As an evidence of the fact
that it is in most excellent financial
condition, the members of the Emerg
ency Fund committee are today
clipping coupons off of more than
$6,000,000 worth of bonds which
the society has in its vaults. In
addition to this it has on deposit in
the banks of Omaha more than
"It has 182,000 members through
out the "United States and by effi
ciency of management, is conducting
it3 business at a much lower cost
than any of the old-line companies
and as low as any of the fraternals
The cost of management during the
past year was $1.11 per member."
WHO WERE THE BOYS?
From Friday's Daily.
The Nebraska City papers of
Monday had accounts of a turnover
of atfi automobile from this place at
that city Sunday, and breaking some
of the parts of the car, which was
taken to a local garage for repairs.
The facts not disputed, they did have
an accident, in which the car was
put to the bad, and the fact was
telephoned to the owner of the car
Mr. W. E. Propst also the owner of
the Propst Garage of this city, who
went to Nebraska City with the
necessary parts for the fixing of the
car. Some parts were gotten out of
the garage there, and the car was
fixed. When all was done, and Mr.
Propst had asked what the bill was,
had gotten out the money to pay for
same, and was in the act of hand
ing over the monev for the same.
The manager of the garage, jumped
away from him, to the car which
had been cranked up for starting,
and turned off the switch, saying
you cannot tak'e that car until it
has been paid for. It would have re
quired less effort and less time to
have taken the money than to have
stepped to the car and turned off
the switch. The amount was $25.90
whicli no one disputed paying and
was paid by Mr. Prcpst. Mr. Propst
is the owner of a garage himself
and knew enough business to know
that he cannot defeat a bill if he
desired, ad does business on business
principles. Because a garage own
er gets sore is no reason why he
cannot stick to the truth. Just as
well stick to the truth, even if it
does not fit jour peculiar condition
of mind Just at that time.
MARION DICKSON TO JOIN
THE U. S. AVIATION CORPS
From Saturday's Daily.
Marion Dickson, who has been J
employed in Valley, came home last
evening, and. this morning departed
for Omaha, where he will enlist in
the services of the United States as
LETTER FROM ONE OF OUR BOYS.
From Saturday's Paily.
Deming. N. M.. Oct. 17
To the People of Nebraska:
I wish to say just a few words in
regard to the work of the Y. M. C. A.
There are several Y. M. C. A.'s, in
each camp of the army and navy,
and I can say that they are doing
some very excellent work among the
Soldiers. They are forming Bible
classes in each company of all the
regiments, and they also have Sun
day school as well as services by one
of the regimental chaplins each Sun
day. They also have prayer meet
ing's each night of the week, in
which many of the soldiers are more
than glad to attend, besides this they
arrange special entertainments on
certain nights, which are always at
tended by large crowds of the sold
ier boys. Now the Y. M. C. A. is
asking the people of each state to
contribute to help raise $35,000,000
to carry on this work with. Nov. if
you folks at home knew what a help
this organization is to the hoy's in
khaki I know that you will not hesi
tate a minute to give all you can.
For I can truthfully say that if it
were not for the Y. M. C. A. I don't
know what the soldiers would do.
For things get most awful lonesome
around camp and so the first thing
soldier thinks of is going over to
the Y. M. C. A. and writing a letter
or reading some good magazine, play
ing checkers or finding some other
amusement So we the soldiers of
Uncle Sam do earnestly request that
each and every one of you help all
that you can. And mothers can
rest assured that when there is a
Y. M. C. A. in camp, that her boy
will be there a'nd not off somewhere
into some devilment that will get
him into trouble. Signed,
From Plattsmouth, Nebr.
The Federal Reserve Banking System is
not merely an emergency system, a financial fire
engine to extinguish occasional fires.
It is much more than this. It is a vast
reservoir through whose member banks its ser
vice reaches into every mill, every farm and
every store in the country, supplying at all times
not only the best banking protection but the best
banking service the country has ever known.
If you want to tap this system of which we
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
. Establuhed 1871
LETTER FROM R. B.
AT PEACE JUBILEE
SAYS VETERANS OF THE CIVIL
WAR ARE ENJOYING THE
REUNION VERY MUCH
A Most Harmonious and Interesting
Meeting Good Feeling Among
Boys of Both Armies.
From Saturday's Daily.
Vicksburg, Miss, Oct. 17th.
Col. M. A. Bates.
Editor The Journal.
Dear Sir and Comrade:
As an old veteran, the Cass coun
ty contingent of the Vicksburg peace
jubilee feel sure you would like to
receive greetings from them expres
sing their own sentiments created by
the occassion, as well as those of all
veterans present, both Union and
Confederate. It is estimated there
are from 12,000 to 15.000 old sol
diers here, northern and southern.
It is the most harmonious and in
teresting meeting of the character I
have ever attended. The feeling of
good fellowship among the boys of
both armies is very pronounced. Cor
dial hand-shaking, humorous and
pathetic reminiscenses and army
jokes is the order of the day. Our
camp is in the Military park and the
system of control is near perfect.
Good tents and cozy cots are sup
plied to all and the food supply is
free, being furnished in a systemat
ic manner. There is no room for
fault-finding and everybody is very
The weather is perfect and the
varied fall tints in the woodlands in
the park add an indescribable beauty
to this great and marvelous gather
ing of friends and brothers among
whom no contention now exists, al
though they were once enemies. I
mail you Nebraska's greeting to the
veterans of the South.
On our trip this way we stopped
over at Corrinth for four hours and
a part of our group took autos for
the battle field of Shilo while others
remained to traverse and view the
battle field of Corrinth and the rem
nants of the old fortification. Cor
rinth is one of the greatest historical
points of the war. At different per
iods it was the headquarters of the
following Confederate generals: Polk,
Johnston, Bragg, Breckenridge, Chea
tem, Cleburne, Beauregard a n l
Lockett and the headquarters of the
following Union generals: Grant.
Thomas, Dodge, Pleasanton, Ord,
Pope and Rosencrans. I talked with
a number or men and women who,
as children, were living in Corrinth
at the time of the fighting and their
stories were deeply interesting. One
gave me two bullets to remind me
of the visit, picked from the field of
battle, one shot from a Rebel gun,
the other from a Yankee gun.
Of Vicksburg, proper, the whole
atmosphere is one of gayety, good
humor, enjoyment and pleasure. The
health of the veterans is most excel
lent. Our entire squad from Platts
mouth are in good health to date
so far nothing has marred the occa
sion. All join in personal regards
to you and well wishes for the folks
are members, your connec
tion can be made by depos
iting your money with us.
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