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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1917.
A LIVE Y. M. C. A.
MEETING HELD AT
ALVO LAST NIGHT
CASS COUNTY VILLAGE RAISES
ENTIRE QUOTA ASSIGNED TO
Immense Crowd Present at the Meet
ing and Much Interest Mani
fested in the Work.
From Thursday's Daily.
Aivo, wincii is one of the very pro
gressive towns in ihis county, and
which has frequently, in the past,
taken a step in advance in many
things, but more especially in its
rousing community meetings, proved
itself fully alive and awake last ev
eTiing when a very enthusiastic Y.
M. C. A. War Work Fund meeting
was held there resulting in the rais
ing of as much money as the entire
precinct in which the town is lo
cated was assigned to raise.
Alvo has one of the most magnifi
cent school buildings of any small
town in this part of the state. it
caring for the educational needs of
children from four former districts,
under the consolidation plan, and
the reorganized district maintains a
number of wagons with hired driv
ers to haul the children from the
most remote parts of the enlarged
district. It thus affords better edu
cational facilities than many towns
of its size, and after all, we main
tain, education is the thing which
makes people progressive and up-to-date.
This, and other distinctive
features, make Alvo a town different
from most of the snm.ll towns in this
and other states.
Last evening was the occasion of
the regular community meet there,
but out of courtesy to the effort be
ing made to raise funds for the Y.
M. C A. war work, the meet was
deferred until this more important
matter should have been disposed of.
With the arrival of Mr. C. A. Rawls
and his corterie of workers, the big
meeting began, a large crowd being
appreciation and delight by the large
crowd present at the meeting.
Mr. C. A. Rawls made the ad
dress of the evening, and in it he
made it plain to all what the fund
was being raised for, how the money
would be distributed and how much
good it would accomplish. In plead
ing for liberal response on the part
of the people to the Y. M. C. A's. ap
peal, he told licidly of the conditions
under which soldiers are trained and
in attendance. Those from Platts
mouth present at the meeting were
Win. Baird and wife, Mr. and.jMrs.
C. A. Rawls, E. II. Wescott and wife,
Mr. and Mrs. John Gorder, Mrs.
Lillian Caldwell and Mrs. R. E.
Sprecker, they making the trip in
The program consisted of a violin
solo by Mrs. Lillian Caldwell, fol
lowed by a reading by Mrs. William
Baird, and closing with a musical
number by Mrs. E. II. Wescott. All
-Ihese numbers were most excellent,
and were received with evidences of
later fight, and made clear how the
r'niinra subscribed would help the
boys. The disposition of the crowd
was for giving, and at the meeting
last evening they went 'over the top'
in the matter of raising the funds
allotted to them. The quota for
Greenwood precinct is $270.00 and a
trifle over that amount was raised.
This speaks well for the enthusi-i
asm and patriotism of the people of
that portion of the county. Nowhere
is there any lack of a public spirited
desire to be of service to the boys
in the trenches and at the various
training camps. All seem willing to
do their bit, and it looks like every
precinct in Cass county is going to
oversubscribe, making a neat sum
oversubscribed by the county, and in
this, it also seems likely the 'state
will oversubscribe its quota, too.
As with the response in the sale of
Liberty bonds, such enthusiasm gives
evidence of the patriotism of our peo
ple and is highly commendable.
MRS. CHARLES DILL IMPROVING.
Mrs. Charles Dill, of Gandy, who
has been at a hospital at Omaha for
the past three weeks, where she
has been taking treatment, and
where she is making good progress
towards entire recovery, being so
far advanced that she is able to
leave the hospital, arrived in this
city last evening, and waif inet by
her brother Bert Philpott of Weep
ing Water, who took her in his car
to Weeping Water, where she will
stay at the home of her parents Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Philpot for some
time. When she has gotten strong
er she will depart for her home in
the western portion of the state.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS WILL
LIKEWISE DO THEIR BIT
From Friday's Dallv.
Last evening at the. High school,
there was a meeting at which the
boys who go to make .up the roster
of that institution, became enthus
ed in the matter of the Y. M. C A.
war work: and demonstrated their
solicitude for the ones who have
gone to fight the Nation's battles,
by generously subscribing to the
fund for their Welfare. At eight
o'clock the meeting was opened by
the singing of America, with a vim
by the students, after whTch the
meeting being in charge of Mr.
Spacht, he introduced fhe subject
and then asked Mr. Richardson to
tell the students what he knew of
the workings of the Y. M. C. A. at
the cantonments and in the trenches.
Mr. Richardson explained the work
ings, as per his information from
various letters from friends who are
there now. Mason Wescott follow
ed by reading extracts from letters
which he had received from the
of the receiving of a letter from
Henry Soennichsen, telling of the
front. Then Earnest Subec, told
things which the Y. M. C. A. were
doing in the camp. Claire Hudson
told of receiving a letter from Cas
sion Carey, telling of the different
stunts they did at the camps, who
was succeeded by LeRoy - Winscott
telling of the letters which he had
received from his brother Harry
Winscott. Following him was Lieut.
Arthur A. Jaques who is at the Rifle
Range just nfcrth of the city with
the soldiers who are practicing targ
et shooting. Lieut. Jaques is a
member of company 'C 41st U. S.
Infantry. He has been in the ser
vice for the past five years, and
spoke enthusiastically of the treat
ment which the soldier was receiv
ing from this organization. He was
the punitive expedition to Mexico,
with Pershing. He referred to the
generous manner in which the Y.
M. C. A. made Christmas for the
soldier, real, and of the Basket Ball,
Foot Ball, Volley Dall, and other
amusements which it furnished. He
said that the soldier was not all
blcod, but was human just like the
rest of us. The boys were then giv
en an oportunity to get up and
stretch themselves for the remaind
er of the meeting. After the recess
R. H. Morrow of Lincoln, spoke to
the boys, and telling of a conven
tion of policemen, he said after the
meeting had been prolonged for some
time Jones was called upon,
The presiding officer said that now
Mr. Jones would give his address.
Mr. Jones said after having looked
over the house and seeing that they
had had enough of that talking
stunt, my address is 220 l-O street.
While Mr. Morrow said his address
was inth and P Lincoln. He spoke
more to the matter of the relative
strength cf the different fighting
Nations, and when they would wear
out. He also said that the perchant
of the German professors has been
the teaching of French geography,
and especially the road to Paris,
showing that a life time had been
spent in preparing for the invasion
and capture of France. Superin
tendent DeWolf, in a few words seem
ed to electrify the students, to do
their tit as they could, and Mr
Spacht had a number of the boys
pass out cards for signatures, which
when collected showed that a contri
but ion had been made which amount
ed to $230.00 or ten dollars each by
23 of the boys. This as compared
with Nebraska City 18, Auburn 50
and Lincoln 78, making a good show
ing among the schools of Nebraska.
Wm. T. Shidell and Fred Teaschaf-
er and families all of near Falsom,
Iowa, south of Council Bluffs, pass
ed through this city today enroute
for Union, where they go to visit at
the home of Herman Fowlander, who
was formerly a neighbor in Iowa, and
has been making his home south of
Union for a number of years.
VERDICT OF ALL
WAS GREETED BY LARGE AUDI
ENCE LAST NIGHT SEC
OND NUMBER OF LEC
MOST PLEASING ENTERTAINER
Gave a Varied Program Sane- in
Native Language and Answer
ed Question Propounded
From Saturday's Daily.
One of the livest of Indians, and
a royal good fellow, with a travel
world wide, he more than met the
expectations of the most exacting in
his lecture last evening. Preceeding
the lecture was a short talk on the
Government necessities, bv the Rev.
A. J. Hargett of the Christian
church, which was concise, to the
point, and told- - Th a manner which
was most convincing, this was a
talk, which states the facts, and put
it in so plain a light that no one
could make a mistake as to the
meaning, nor err from not under
standing what it desires.
Catipolican in his address begin
ning with a synopsis of what his
lecture would be, he said that the
first period would be one of amuse
ment, consisting of about fifteen
minutes, and in this he sang some of
the native Chillian songs, the "Call
of the North Obijiwa" was the first
which struck the popular chord, and
brought a storm of applause, then
followed the 'Bark Canoe but the
one which seemed to catch the aud
ience the most was the 'Long, Long,
Trail'. Speaking of the relations
of North and South America, he said
that the north has wrong ideas, for
they were always inquiring, what
can we make out of South America.
in regard to profiting by their trade.
The question he said should be,
What can North America do for
South America. Saying regarding
the best service that he who would
profit most must serve best. Speak
ing of what all people has said that
was best in any age or land. he
quoted many sayings from seer and
profit, and wiseman, but he said the
greatest thing which had been left
for the world, was spoken by that
peerless American. Abraham Lincoln,
and that it could not have been
spoken anywhere else but on the
American continent, and then re
peated the Gettysburg address of
Abraham Lincoln. Dropping lightly
nto American history, he showed
how this Nation starting with the
thirteen stars and the same stripes
for her National ensign, she had
kept the stripes, but added stars un
til no one but a school boy could tell
the number of the stars in the field
He said that united North and
South America were destined to
blaze a trail to a better and more
glorious civilization. Here ending
the second period of his evening's
entertainment, he said while the
audience were preparing to ask ques
tions be would sing another song.
Questions came pouring in and the
first was by C. A. Rawls, w ho desired
lo know if the tribe to which Cau
polican belonged was kept in its
aboriginal condition. To this he
answ-ered that the tribe was the only
one which now remained, which was
free from assimulation and contain
ed fifty thousand members. C. C.
Wescott desired to know what they
done, and was informed that the
persuits was agriculture, but they
had Ford automobiles. Then come
nnestions touching 'Mexico, and
those were all answered in a"n in
telligent and satisfactory manner.
He said that Russia would not find
herself for fifty years, but that. Ger
many would not profit by it, as the
cold northern winter was coming,
and that would be a barrier to the
forces of Germany. After having
answered the questions asked by
numerous inquirers, he sang a good
by song, and the stuff was all off
with the 'Big Indian.
Cyclaman plants for winter bloom
ing. They have them at the Green
PATRIOTIC SALT CREEK
'OVER THE TO?'
From Saturday's Dally.
A telegram last evening from
Walter E. Railing tells of Salt Creek
in which is the city of Greenwood.
going 'over the top' over ten per
cent. The quota for this precinct,
was $240.00 and last evening they
had $2G5.00, and still some coming
in. This, makes a good record for
that precinct, and for the county all
over, none need be ashamed of the
way this county or any portion of it
have contributed "to fhe ciuse of the
bovs at the front. Both in the sale
cf Liberty Bond-t and the subscrip
tion to the Y. M. C. A. war fund,
Greenwood has ;rot to the notch in
good shape, over subscribing, in both
funds, showing p.-.! riot ism, and en
thusiasm as well.
PUTTSMODTW TO ACQUIRE
ANOTHER FAMILY SOON
From FrMiv's Dallv.
Mrs. Lincoln Denson and son,
Floyd, departed this morning for
Omaha, where they go to bring home
with them a sister of Mrs. Denson,
Mrs. L. A. Diffendorf, who has been
in a hospital at Omaha for some tin:.-.
and who was operated upon there a
few weeks ago. fc'lie is just now get -ting
able to leave the institution.
Mr. I):ffendorf and family will iu
the near future move to Plattsmouth
to make their home, which will make
nother family for the old town.
NEPHASEA NOW STRIVING
From Saturday's Daily.
This state has nassod the mini
mum, ana will endeavor to raise
$350,000. Meeting with such abund
ant success in the'r drive this week,
for the. ?: 55,000.00 iu the Nation
it is net considered best to" make
the amount $50,000,000, and there
by be placed in position that it will
not be necersary to make another
call before next fall. The following
special was received from the head
quarters at Omaha t tils morning:
Special to Plattsmouth Journal,
Omaha, Neb.. Nov. 17th,
Nebraska has passed its minimum
M. C. A. war work goal, report
ing $251,400 to National Head
quarters last night and is now driv
ing for its new goal of $350,000 as
explained in this telegram from
state chairman Ringer to campaign
workers. "Sentiment of association
leaders and strong business men
peems to be unanimous that in view
cf developments in certain world
conditions at least $50,000,000 will
be needed and that under the pres
ent unanimous and patriotic support
or cur war work program we should
press on and make the total for this
effort so big that another campaign
at least before next fall will be but
a remote necessity. .Get this word to
your workers at the earliest possible
moment urging concerted effort to
reach the new goal." Omaha jump
ed sixteen thousand over its maxi
mum qt'ota of one hundred thous
and yesterday but is keeping up the
work, many sections of state have
not reported and it is fe?red some
may fall short.
Plans are now being perfected to
make Monday a big day in the drive
for the Y. M. C. A. fund, in the
state. The miniters-of many towns
will devote their morning hour to
the subject. Stnte directors empha
sizing fact campaign does ' not close
until midnight Monday night and
not then if district has not raised
maximum quota. "
WILL VISIT IN CHICAGO.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. W. J. Hartwick and daughter
J.Irs. Glenn Edwards and the latter's
sen Willie, departed this evening
for Chicago, where they will visit
for some time, being tho guests of
Mrs. Mary Straub, who is Mrs. Hart
wick's mother, and with Mrs. Henry
Hartwick. who is Mr. Hart wick's
mother. They will be absent for
about two weeks and will be join
ed by Mr. Glenn Edwards, in about
ten days from now.
Mrs. It. Ilasmussen. of Terry, Ok
lahoma, who has been visiting near
Mynard, at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Phillip Mcisinger, Jr., de
parted this morning for Gladbrook
Iowa, where she will visit at the
home of a son, who lives near that
city, for some time before returnin
to her work in the south.
ILEA ORIGINATED IN WASHING
TON TO PROTECT THE
WANT CENTRALIZED POWER
This Country Will Not Permit the
British Crisis to Imperil TJ.
S. War Resources.
Washington. Nov. 16. The state
ment of the London Evening Stan
dard that the plan for a supreme
allied war council as outlined by I
Lloyd George, has the approval cf
the United States, was fully confirm
ed by officials here'todav.
It is believed, in fact, in some
well informed circles, that the plan
originated with President Wilson,
but was announced by the British
premier for its political effect on
the ether allies. Lord Xorthcliffe
may have had this fact in mind at
the time he warned Llovd Georgo !
th?.t the United States will
control unless dallying is put to an
President Wilson worked out the
permanent, war council plpn. it wa3
intimated today, with only Colonel
E. M. House in his confidence.
The president has long believed
;::trol of the allied military forces
should be centralized. Political as
pirations of various .branches of the
sliie !ive led, from one, disaster, to
another. While the allies have been
fighting independently for territory.
which they could claim after the
war, the central powers have con
centrated on one front after anoth
er with disastrous results.
The United States the only na
ion not seeking territorial gain is
the only logical nation to propose
throwing all national aspirations
overboard in the interest, of defeat
ing Germanv quickly and decisively.
While it is semiofficially confirm
ed that Major General Tasker Bliss
will be the military expert of the
United States on the supreme war
council, olrieials were not willing to
sav definitely that Colonel House
would sit permanently as the rep
resentative of President Wilson.
There is no other candidate for the
place, but it Avas indicated Presi
dent Wilson feels the need of Col
onel House's advice and for that
reason might not agree to have him
remain in Europe permanently.
Admit Critical Situation.
That a critical situatioa exists at
the present time is admitted and
there is a strong undercurrent of
sentiment that the time has come
when some strong force must take
charge cf the campaign of the allies.
Not only the unity of plans which
the war council at Paris is expect
ed to produce, but a strong leader
ship, amounting almost to a mili
tary dictatorship for the allied forces
is the demand in many quarters.
The situation in the internal af
fairs of the allied nations is giving
concern. Italy is cracking, under the
combined German invasion and the
internal strife. The turmoil in Great
Britain, with the clash between Lord
Xorthcliffe and Lloyd George is tak
en to reflect a growing unrest and
belief that there have been avoid
able mistakes in the handling of the
war program there and failure to
haiidbw the industrial problems in
a wise manner.
It is admitted that a cinfidential
warning from an expert financial ad
viser to business men that the war
will be won by the nation which can
longest prevent conflict between cap
ital and labor is taken most serious
The criticism of Xorthcliffe level
ed at Britains "wobbling" and fail
ure to Jhrcvr into the struggle its
entire power, coupled with his praise
for Amican activity is taken to
mean that this nation must bear an
even greater burden of leadership
. The vrar council at Paris, in which
Colonel House will represent this na
tion, may be expected to produce a
program of unity. It may produce
either through an allied aboard or
a single individual, a leadership that
mass the allied forces for the final
struggle with Germany.
New Situation At Hand.
Before the council meets, there
will come in the house of commons
next week a debate in which the
speech of Lloyd George" and the
Xorthcliffe letter are expected to pro
duce a new situation in regard to
Britain's part in the war.
It is intimated that Colonel House
and the other American representa
tives will be expected to urge with
all their power every possible step
that will lead to the more success
ful prosecution of the struggle.
It is consid?red here that the
most vital step in this direction is
theubmission of the individual am
bitions of &U the allies to the com
mon good. The United States, it is
pointed out, already has set the ex
ample in this respect in the way the
economic conduct of the war has
been handled here.
SETTLED THE FOUR CASES.
From Saturday's Daily.
Growing out of the killing of
some young women, by reason of a
passenger train striking an automo
bile at a crossing of the Rock Island
road in the village of Alvo. were
four suits, on which had been tried,
with a verdict against the road on
the trial of or.e, the remainder pend
ing. The verdict which was given one
was for $10,500 while the petition
on which the suit was began asked
for $50,000. The other suits had
not. come to trial as yet. but were
on the calendar for. the coming term
of court. The pnrties at suit who
were tle James H. Foreman vs. the
Chicago Rock Island and Pacific
Railroad Co., and Charles Godbey vs.
the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific
Railroad Co., the total amount in
volved and being sued for being
$95,000. The parties to the suit
about a week since settled the mat
ter cut of court, the defendant stipu
lating to pay the accrued costs and
to pay to the plaintiffs, the sum of
$9,250.00. The settlement was. ef
fected on this status. The accident
occurred -on April 20th, 191 5, -and
suit was brought October 16th, 1916.
HAS HOME COMPLETED.
Frim Fridav's Datlv.
Mrs. J. H. Adams, who had moved
to Plattsmouth from west of My
nard some time since, and had a
house under progress of being built.
now, has the structure completed
and is moving into it. The building
was erected by A. B. Smith, the con-
ractor, and makes a very beautiful
home. It is built on the bungalow
style, and finished in, stucco, with
flint coating, making a very beau
tiful, convenient and comfortable
Fred Drucker, of Hastings, who
has been visiting at the home of his
cousin. Julius Englekemier and fam
ily, near Weeping Water, for, the
past week, departed last evening for
Ashland, where he will visit for a
few davs before returning to his
home in the western portion of the
You are employed now at good wages. Every
thing is going. along finely. Your present is pros
perous. Your future looks bright. Insure your
future so far as you can by saving some of your
present earnings against a time when for one rea
son oi another you may not be able to earn as
much as you can today.
This is the sensible thing to do. . Join the hun
dreds of wise ones who are doing it at the
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
FACES AN IMPEND
ING CRISIS NOW
N0RTHCLIFFE LETTER GAVE
NEW LIFE TO AGITATION
Lloyd George Probably Will Remain
but .New Blood may be Intro
duced in Other Posts.
London. Nov. 16. Ixrd North
clilTe's letter to Premier Lloyd
George, asserting that unless there
is swift, improvement in British gov
ernment methods, the United States
will assume management of a gre.it
part of the war, created the reit-
est political stir today since the
Xorthcliffe munitions campaign.
Coming on the heels of a threat
ening crisis, growing out of Lloyd
George's Paris speech, the attack by
Lord Xorthcliffe created a situation
that promises heated debate in the
Commons and possibly a shake-up
in the war cabinet.
Hit at Winston Churchill
Lord Xorthcliffe, in saying that
"men in various positions of author
ity who should have been punished,
have been retained and in some in
stances elevated.' is believed to have
been referring directly to the con
sideration that has been shown to
Comment on the Xorthcliffe letter
follows largely the political bent of
the various papers. Discussion in
political clubs brought forth the be
lief that Lloyd George himself may
survive the crisis his government
undoubtedly faces. The general
opinion is that there must be a
house cleaning in some of the de
Xorthcliffe would not support ex
Premier Asquitli as a possible suc
cessor to Lloyd George.
From niii1uy"s Daily.
J. W. Simmons and wife are re
joicing just at this time, because of
the arrival yesterday at their home
of a little girl, who's name is also
Simmons, and will make her home
with them permanently. This is
accountable for that tune which Will
is whistling as he goes about his
work at the Burlington phops.
Grandpa J. R. Hunter who wears
that very pleasant smile sees joys
in this life, and could not be any
other way than happy if he tried
with the little grand daughter add
ing to his happy mood.
DEPARTED FOR THE
EAST LAST NIGHT
From Sat irriav's Tailv.
Last evening Phillip Becker. Mrs.
C. T. Peacock, and Mrs. F. A. Cloidt
departed for the east on the late
Burlington train. , and will visit at
Mason City, Illinois, where they have
numerous relatives. They will re-
main for come time visiting with
their many cousins and uncles and
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