The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 01, 1917, Image 1
Neb Btalo Historical Soc VOL. XXXV. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 1, 1917. No. 33. I TWO LETTERS FROM OUR BOYS AT DEMING, N. II BUEHLER METCALFE AND HAR RY WINSCOTT WRITE TO FRIENDS HERE. TELL OF THE REORGANIZATION State Work Getting Harder as They Continue Training All Buy Liberty Bonds to Aid. HEADQUARTERS COMPANY C lfith Machine Gun Battalion SIXTY-SEVENTH BRIG. Camp Cody, Deming, Oct. IS. I). C. Morgan, Esq., Plattsmouth, Nebr. Dear Mr. Morgan: I saw j'ou as we were passing through Plattsmouth en route to Deming,, but the train did not stop long enough for me to even get oft. The reorganization of the Division here, including the split up of the Sixth, has left us in very good shape. Our company remains intact and in addition we took in 91 men of the Second Iowa Infantry. Our full war strength under the new order of things is 172 men. We will soon start on an intensive course of train ing that will cover three or four months. I recall the conversation I had with you during the organization of the Sixth regiment and I can indeed say that my company got the cream of young men in Plattsmouth. They are a, fine bunch of l)oya and l am mighty proud of them. We have al ready won recognition throughout the camp. The men are all in ex cellent health and are receiving the very best possible attention. I have sat around the mess tables of many army organizations and I think I am safe in saying that the mess which is put up in our company is the best army mess I ever ate. All of the of ficers of our organization, including myself, are eating with the men and are given the same food that the men are given. Let me hear from you when you have time. With best wishes to you and Colonel Bates and my other I'lattsmouth friends and with assur ance to the mothers and fathers of Plattsmouth who have placed me in custody of their sons, that these boys will be well cared for, I am. Sincerely yours, BUEHLER METCALFE, Captain Commanding. P. S. The company subscribed $10, 700.00 for Liberty bonds in less than 2 4 hours. Camp Cody. N. M., Oct. 24. Mr. M. S. Briggs. Plattsmouth, Neb. My Dear Friend: Your letter at hand since the 21st, I will try and answer it at this time. I am glad ito hear from you and to hear that everything in Plattsmouth is pro gressing. Those improvements will make 'Old Platts loom up among the cities of its size. Ail the boys in the camp from Plattsmouth which I have an opportunity to see are getting along all right, and generally like th life at camp. The work here get3 harder all the time. When I wrote you before, we were only hav ing three hours of calesthentics, the remainder of the day being devoted to keeping things tid5 such as quarters, clothes and our persons. Now we have two hours of Swedish exercises which is hard, two hours of study of horses, two hours of study of the mechanism of our guns, and map drawings and two hours of studying andlearn'n how to be courteous to our superiors and, fellow men. These duties almost take up the whole day, and is expected to last sixteen weeks, and after this time we should have a fairly good idea of what i3 expected of us. Cu Wednesdays and Saturdays we ire expected to have the afternoon to de vote to athletics. Every one is ex pected to take part in omrthitig. Wc have wrestling, boxing, re'.ay races, various distances, dash?, jumping, high and broad, hurtling hir.lt and low, in fact we are expected to take part in every sort of atletics, as well as all kind of games as far as our ground limits will allow us. We are expected to practice for these events at odd times, so you may know we have not many idle hours now. The more of this one takes, the better kind of a man he will make. How is the question of the LIB ERTY BONDS passing around there, we soldiers are doing our bit in buy ing bonds with our other work. In this we are doubling our work for that we deem a great cause. I have purchased one hundred dollars of . bonds, while the most of the boys .are taking from fifty to three hund I red dollars worth. The officers are buying from five hundred to fifteen hundred, so you may see what a help we are trying to be to our coun try. Tell the boys of the Loyal Sons Class "Hello" for me and also give my best regards to the Y. P. S. C. E. Answer soon, I remain your friend, HARRY WINSCOTT, Battery 'B' 127th Field Artillery, Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. JOHN MEISINGER, JR. CEL EBRATES 39TH BIRTHDAY From "Monday's Daily. Yesterday at his home, seven miles west of this city, the friends of John Meisinger jr., gathered and made merry on account of his thirty-ninth birthday. There were present a large number of relatives and friends and a jolly good time was had, with an excellent dinner. There were from this city C. A. Harvey and wife, Mrs. George Godwin and wife, Oliver Harvey and Miss Fay Crook, Herbert Thacker and Miss Bental Stone, Mrs. Arthur Kern of Omaha and E. J. Harvey also of Plattsmouth. MRS. JACOB HEIRICH CEL EBRATED 50TH BIRTHDAY From Monday'. Daily. Yesterday, at her home in this city, surrounded by all her children, Mrs. Jacob Heirich celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the day of her birth. The children present were Mrs. H. K. Zavgren with her hus band and son, John, grandson of Mrs. Heinrich; John Heinrich, who lives in Lincoln; Thomas Heinrich, of Omaha; Tillie Pastsch and daugh ter, Deloras; Mrs. Mike Kaffenberger and husband from southwest of the city and Frances and Lena of this place. In addition there were some fifty friends of this good lady pres ent to congratulate her upon the oc casion of her birthday and wish her many more of the same kind, filled with joy and greetings from friends innumerable. The house was crowd ed and all were served with a boun tiful dinner. The occasion was one enjoyed to the fullest extent by ev ery one of the large number pres ent. GRAND ARMY WILL ENTER TAIN THE W. R. G'S. SOON From Monday's Daily. At a meeting of the Grand Army of the Repubic Saturday afternoon at their rooms at the court house, to purchase two LIBERTY BONDS of the' $50. 00. In this action the Mc Connahie Post have shown their pa triotism, and they are the boys who gave it without a question. The members of the post are chivalrous as well as patriotic, for they perfected arrangements to have a social meeting at the home of Com rade Thomas W. Glenn's home cn November Sixth, at two in the af ternoon, at which time they will en ¬ tertain the members of the Womaa's Relief Corps. Refreshments will bo served and reminisences of the trip to Vicksburg will be given of the Peace Jubilee by all those who were in attendance at the meeting at Vicksburg. FRANK MILLER AT DEMING NOW From Mondav's Dally. Frank Miller, who was in the hos pital at Omaha for so long, on ac count of an injury received, mak ing his back lame, is so improved that he has been sent to the can tonment at Camp Cody at Deming New Mexico, and since getting there is feeling fairly well. His folks have received a letter fYora him since his arrival thre. S30 ADDED TO THE ATHLETIC FUNDS TODAY PEOPLE SHOWING LOTS OF IN TEREST AND MONEY IS GIVEN FREELY. BUT ONE MORE DAY REMAINS On Friday the Journal Will Forward All Money Realized to the Cass County Boys. From Wednesday's Daily. The closing days of the big two weeks' drive undertaken by the Jour nal to raise funds with which to aid the promulgation of athletics among Cass county soldier boys in camp at Fort Riley (Camp Funston) and at Deming (Camp Cody) are days of real success. Since last Saturday these funds have grown steadily un til today they assume very preten tious proportions and the end is not yet. There remains yet tomorrow no longer, as on Friday the Journal will send all the money collected in each of the funds to the Cass coun ty soldier boys to use for the pur chase of suplies and paraphernalia. And they will not be "one-man" funds, either. Every Cass county boy in the camps will have as much ndividual interest in the money and how it is spent as every other one. On behalf of the boys our boys your boys who are out there train- ng vigorously to fit themselves for soldiers to fight, and mayhaps give theirjives in defense-of the princi ples every American holds dear, we appeal to the people of Cass county and Plattsmouth not to let tomor row's contributions lag behind those of today, but rather to make them exceed those of any single day dur- ng the campaign and we believe they will. The total contributions to date, in cluding those received since yester day, are as follows: Camp Funston Fund The Daily Journal $ 5.00 C. Morgan 5.00 Weyrich & Hadraba 5.00 J. E. McDaniels. foot ball 10.00 Bruce Rosencrans 1.00 James Sage 1 5.00 Ed Schuhloff 3.00 Loyal Sons Class 2.50 A. M. Arries 1.00 Frank Neuman 1.00 1.00 1.00 Wm. Barclay Thomas Walling E. J. Richey 5.00 Cosmopolitan Club 5.00 John Kopia 1.00 Frank Slavicek 1.00 A. S. Will 5.00 T. H. Pollock 7.50 Dr. F. L. Cummins 1.00 N. W. Chrisinger 1.00 M. Bajeck .50 Henry R. Gering 10.00 Mrs. Mary L. Wiley, Murray .50 Mrs. Addie E. Park, Murray- .50 Andy Snyder 2.50 T. J. Girls 2.50 Frank Bashus 1.00 Wm. Holly 1.00 J. K. Pollock : 2.00 C. Rosencrans .50 Will Jean .50 Claude Shoemaker 1.00 Ed Thrall 1.00 L. W. Lorenz 1.00 C. M. Parker, 1.00 Fetzer Shoe Co . 2.50 Arthur Troop 2.50 Judge J. T. Begley 1.00 R. B. Windham 1.50 Dr. E. W. Cook 2.50 Camp Cody Fund The Daily Journal S 5.00 D. C. Morgan 5.00 James Sage 5.00 Ed Schuhloff 3.00 Loyal Sons Class I 2.50 A. M. Arries 1.00 Thomas Walling 1.00 Wm. Barclay 1.00 E. J. Richey - 5.00 Cosmopolitan Club 5.00 Weyrich & Hadraba 5.00 T. H. Pollock 7.50 Dr. F. L. Cummins N. W. Chrisinger M. Bajeck - C. E. Hanley 1.00 1.00 .50 .50 .50 I Paul Stadelman Henry R. Gering 10.00 Mrs. Mary L. Wiley, Murray. .50 Mrs. Addie E. Park, Murray. .50 B. B. Warthen 1.00 Webster Warthen '. 1.00 Andy Snyder 2.50 T. J. Girls 2.50 Wm. Holly 1.00 J. E. McDaniel 2.00 J. K. Pollock 2.00 Frank Kalasek 1.00 George Winscott, 1.00 Claude Shoemaker 1.00 Ed Thrall 1.00 L. W. Lorenz. 1.00 C. M. Parker ... 1.00 Fetzer Shoe Co... 2.50 Arthur Trocp 2.50 Judge J. T. Begley 1.00 R. L5.. Windham 1.50 Miss Gertrude Morgan .5 Dr. E. W. Cook 2.50 COSTS EIGHT DOLLARS TO COME ACROSS FROM CANADA From Monday's Dally. Will P. Ilice and wife were pass engers to Omaha this morning, where they will visit for the day af ter which they will go to Glenwood, Iowa, for a visit. They have just returned from their home in Canada where they spent the summer, re turning to the States because of the severity of the Canadian winters, which are extremely cold. Mrs. Rice says she will not return to Canada, on account of the right dollars head tax, which is now being levied for every one who crosses the border, coming this way. The provisions of ihe tax is that should thev return by the 16th of May that the amount will be returned. AVhen crossing a complete history cf the person is taken with their picture, and personal description. weight, age and height. THE RIFLE RANGE IS DESERTED ONCE AGAIN From Monday's Daily. The boys from Fort Crook, who have been practicing at the Rifle Range north of the city for some time past have all gone and left the place as deserted as it was before they came. There were a large num ber of men there practicing and many good records were made. The weath er became so bad during the latter part of their stay that it was not possible to obtain results commen surate with the time and energy spent. DID YEOMAN SERVICE IN SALE OF LIBERTY BONDS From Monday's Daily. The First National Bank of Green wood, which was asked to sell $14,- 000.00 of Liberty Bondf, did it and then did not feel that tlieir mission in the matter was ended, and kept up the pace '-'Which it was setting by selling that many more, and having a little time left, sold $3,400 more, making in all $31,400, which 'was doing their 'Bit' and then some. This is not as boasting but, it is just en thusiastic working along the line in which their heart is. The cause was there the opportunity existed, and they were in it, for the cause of country and home. RECEIVES GOOD POSITION. . From Monday's Daily. Miss Marie Robertson, who has been visiting over, Sunday at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Robertson in this city, de parted this morning for Kearney, where she recently has been elected as an instructor in the State Nor mal school at that place. Miss Robertson is to be congrat ulated upon the election to this posi tion and we are sure she will more than make good at the work. HERE FROM CANADA. From Monday's Daily. Will Rice came in last Saturday from Omaha, where he has been visiting for a short time, and will visit with friends and relatives here and at Glenwood, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Rice are making their homo i t Maple Grove, Canada, where they have been farming the past year where they have a nice farm. Call Plattsmouth Garage for serv ice. Tel. S94, also livery. J. E Mason, Prop. PLAN TO ELIMI NATE GERMAN FROM CHURCH PASTOR OF KOTJNTZE MEMORIAL STARTS MOVEMENT AT GEN ERAL COUNCIL. SAYS CHANGE RAPIDLY COMING Says Immigrants ''Should Adopt the Language and Customs of Their Country.' Omaha, Nebr., October 20, 1917. The Rev. O. D. Blatzly, pastor of Kountze Memorial Lutheran church, who last spring was quoted as say ig he believed "this to be Mr. Wil son's war" is leader of a national movement in the Lutheran church to substitute English for German and other foreign languages. The movement was begun at the annual convention of the general council of the church which has been in session at Philadelphio. Dr. Baltzly who was a special commis sioner to the council returned to Omaha Monday night. The merger of the general con ference, the general synod and the United Synod of the South into an organization to be known as the United Lutheran Church of Amer ica, was affected. Speaking of the movement to do away with the use of German in the church. Dr. Baltzls said: "The thing any foreigner coming to this country should do is to get into the English speaking church at once, no natter from what country he comes. Urges Adoption of U. S. Customs. "People coming here ! j make their homes should adopt the lang uage and customs cf tin country as fa?t as possible. "You can't quote me too strongly on that question." The change already is rapidly oc curring, Pr. Blatzly said. "The new organization, the Unit ed Lutheran Church cf America." he said, "will have over a million members. Most of these are Eng lish-speaking and that language is used in most of the church service?, with a constant growth in that di rection. The Missouri synod, anoth er great general body of Lutherans, with approximately 800,000 mem bers, uses English and German, but with a rapidly-growing preponder ance of English. "The same is true of the Joint Synod of Ohio, with a membership of perhaps 200,000, and the Iowa synod, numbering about the same. These two bodies will very soon, it is understood, become a part of the United Lutheran Church of America. Later it is expected the Missouri synod will also join us. "Last May the Norwegian church es united in the United Norwegian Church of America, its membership being about 600.000 and the Danish churches are already in a similar organization with perhaps 250,000 communicants. These, as well as the German Lutheran churches, are rapidly becoming Anglicised. "I wish to say that the action of the Philadelphia convention in unit ing three great Lutheran bodies and preparing the way for further unifi cation of the people of our faith is the most important happening in the Lutheran church in fifty years." One Lutheran Pastor Disapproves. "We believe in preaching to the people in the language" they can understand," was the comment of Rev. Titus Lang of the First German Lutheran church. "Our church is about two-thirds English already," said Rev. M. W. Ilalverson. pastor of the Norwegian Danish church. "Our people rap idly acquire the English language and so far as possible English is used in our churches, but Scandinavians are all the time coming to this coun try and their spiritual needs have to be looked after. It is not prac tical to adopt the English language exclusively for this reason." Obey the Law. Ord r your Osgood Lens. Plattsmouth Garage. All sizes. GETS TWO FINGERS MASHED. From Tuesday's Dally. Floyd Denson while working at the Burlington shops yesterday af ternoon sustained a painful and se vere mash on two of his fingers while at his usual work.. He was working with a push car, on which there was a load, and while attempt ing to place a block under the wheel, the car which was moving mounted the block, catching two of Floyd's fingers between the block and the rail, mashing them severely, but no so much so, but the chance of them entirely recovering is' good. He will be enforced to take a layoff during their mending though. WHO EVER THOUGHT A FORD GOULD CLIMB A GRAPEVINE? ONE DID Frorn Monday's Dally. . Yesterday Billy Sutley and Ever ett McCourt, scenting snow in the air, and not being content to set by the radiator and toast their shins. harnessed up their 'Fliver and de parted for the fields where the 'Cot ton Tails' abound, longing for the excitement of the chase. During the afternoon they enjoyed the sport of the hunt, notwithstanding the fact that the northwest winds were try ing hard to drive them home. AVhen the shades of eventide began to fall o'er field and stream, they turned the nose of the '4-d toward home and all went well as a marriage bell un til they reached the juncture of Washington avenue and Elm streets. when, to avoid crashing into an other car coming down the avenue, they turned sharply to the right and landed in the grape arbor of Fred Kunsman, with the result that three of the posts supporting the vines were broken and the car was badly iamaged.- The car did not turn over, 4uU.if.it bad -it is hard to estimate what would have happened to the ccupants. Part of the mechanism was put to the bad and the front end looked like it had gone through a railroad wreck. We have oftentimes heard it said that a Ford can climb a tree, but this is the first time we have ever heard of one attempting to climb a grapevine. But then no one can tell what the next attempt will be. As a result of the wreck, John Boetel has been minus a car today to look after the business of trans porting people to and from the de pots. DISCHARGED Oil ACCOUNT OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY From Tuesday's Dally. Harrison Sheldon, who was one of the boys to enlist here forming the "Dandy Sixth" and was sent to the hospital at Fort Crook, on account of sickness, was required to take a number of examinations, five in all of which he passed until the last, which the examining doctors rejected him as physically unfit for military service. He had been at home and received a telegram calling him to report at Fort Crook, to receive his discharge papers which he did yes terday, and returned home. Bring your welding to ns. Platts mouth Garage. Tel. 294. Helping Business The Federal Reserve Banking System was created largely to protect and benefit those en gaged in industry, commerce and agriculture both' employers and employees. Its main pur pose is to help those who borrow and provide a currency more responsive to business needs. We are members of this system and you can secure its benefits and add to its strength by be coming one of our depositors. FIRST nflTIQHQL DANK . United States Depository BOY SCOUTS PASS JUVENILES TAKE TESTS ON THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF SCOUT WORK. Figured in the Sale of Liberty Loan Bonds Are Appointed by Chief Barclay to Help Pre serve the Peace. From Tuesday'.1? Daily. Jast evening uie boy scouts neil a meeting at which there was a good deal of business transacted. That being the night for examinations. there were various tests in different features of the Scout work. Thoie passing the examination for the Tenderfoot were Harold Fitt, Claire Hudson, Lawrence Spricker, Joe Johnson, Leonard Walling, Charles Egenberger, while John Ptak pass ed the examination as a second class scout. The board of commissioners were present and conducted the ex aminations, they being E. J. Wey rich, C. C. Wescott and R. Glen Rawls, with Charles Spacht as as sistant scoutmaster. The Boy Scouts figured in the sell ing of Liberty bonds of the second issue to no small extent. Those to win medals for their services in this capacity were George Schmidtman. who sold 51.400 worth and George Thomas, who disposed of $700 worth while numerous others of the mem bers sold goodly amounts. The boys have been making such headway in their organization and becoming familiar with the rules and workings, that they have been honored by Chief of Police Barclay by being appointed assistants to help keep the peace during the festivities Incident to Hallowe'en tomorrow night. RETURNED FROM ENJOYABLE TRIP TO CAMP FUNSTON Krorn Tuesday's Daily. lesterday the party which last Saturday departed over the Missouri Pacific for Camp Funston. Kansas, returned reporting a nice time, while away and while the weather was cold and blustry here it was not so bad in that portion, as that was somewhat south of here. The boys are all enjoying fair health, and while they are getting along in nice shape, they naturally would like to see the old town and their friends here. To hear from them is next, and a letter telling how things are going here is eagerly read by all. and read again by their friends. Those to go and return yesterday were A. S. Will and wife, Dora Will and Opal Fitzgerald. VISIT WITH RELATIVES HERE. Frm Mi1a v'. Dally. Mrs. D. M. Dickey and daughter. Miss Edna, mother of Mrs. Clarence Robeson and Mrs. Rolla Clark, with her two children, from the same place were guests in this city yes terday at the home of Mr. and Mrs Clarence Robeson, departing for their home last evening on the belated Burlington train. Stop in and let us see just how we can meet your par ticular needs.