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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1917. ,
PEOPLE ALL OVER
STATE ARE GUfLTY
OF HOARDING FOOD
WATTLES TELLS FOOD ADMINIS
TRATORS TO SEARCH OUT
AND ADVISE HOARDERS.
Price Fixing and Methods of Enforce
ing Prices Subjects
Prom Thursday's Daily.
County chairmen of the state food
a lr.nuistration from fifty-six Nebras
ka co'inties met in Omaha yesterday
with State Food Director Wattles tr
t?.I': over methods of price hrJuy
avd of enforcing these prices after
Talks were made by G. W. WaM'c,
Dr. G. E. Condra. Prof. G. W. Pugs
ley, Miss Julia Vance and George
Coupland. and questions concerning
details of price fixing; were fired at
tl.e food director from all sides.
"Stabilize prices, increase prochie
t'oii and prevent waste" were he
three cardinal principles of the work.
-tr. Wattles told the committeeman.
"Organize meetings everywhere
and conduct campaign of educa
tion." Mr. Wattles advised the meet
ing. "You don't need a man from
Washington to address you. Any
fellow with good common sense will
do. Get some German who knows
the beauties of the .country he left
to come over here to tell you about
Mr. Wattles said that people all
over the state are breaking the laws
against hoarding and advised the
committeemen to investigate and
teach them where they are wrong.
"Be lenient with them at first," he
said. "They don't realize." Hut when
the time comes, you must be firm as
rock. We don't want to send an
innocent man to prison.
"We are going to fix fair prices all
over the state. You must each
choose a committee in your county
and you are the ones who will fix the
prices as fair and just. And then
you must enforce these prices. Your
committee should not be large, for a
large committee is unwieldly. A
couple of retailers, a wholesaler, you,
the chairman of your count y defense
organization, the county agent and
one or two more.
"Get the people out to your meet
ings. Results will come through edu
cation. Explain to men, women and
children. Make them feel the'patri
otic impulse. And remember that
you will have tLe assistance of ev
ery patriotic citizen of your coun
ty. Remember, also, that you are
working for the very best friend you
ever had the United States govern
ment." Prof. Pugsley of the university
asked the committeemen to give as
sistance to the extension depart
ment agents when the latter came
to their counties investigating the
matter of lands which are not under
cultivation. He said, further, that
arrangements were already under
way for garden work for next year.
v. Miss Julia Vance, director of home
"Wonomics and member of the state
food commission, advised the meet
ing, to spread the use of substitutes
for sugar in the way of syrups and
honey, of wheat in the way of meal,
and of meats. "And you men must
eat the substitutes for meats your
wives prepare and you must urge
others to do the same things," she
Dr. Condra told of the efforts his
department is making in discover
jng additional acreage which can be
cultivated. "A few years ago Ne
braska produced no sugar. This
year it produced 140,000.000 pounds.
Next year that amount will be doub
led. There are great stretches in
western Nebraska that will grow
wheat and sugar beets. Get them
MASS MEETING IN PLATTS
MOUTH SUNDAY EVENING
From Thursday's Daily.
Mrs. L. J. Sprecher, who is the
district chairman of the Young Worn
an's Christian Association, has ar
ranged for a mass meeting to be held
for the propagation of the news of
the necessity of the campaign to
raise the $4,000,000, "which this so
ciety Is muTtins for work la the -war.
Where the meeting will be is not as
yet definitely known but it is prob
able that it will be at the Parmele
Theatre, the committee will know
by tomorrow' when it will be an
nounced. The different churches
will forego their evening services in
difference to this movement. Miss
Fay Vagundof of Chicago who is a
fpecial field lecturer for the Young
Women's Christian Association, for
their War Work fund, and Is an elo
quent speaker, who will hold your
interest. Come out and hear her. she
will tell yo uwhat the organization
is doing and will also tell you the
need of the work as it is being done.
There will be nothing in the way of
you coming out on Sunday evening
to see this lady as the churches will
hold no services and good Beats and
a comfortable house will be provid
ed for the occasion. Watch for ad
ditional information regarding the
movement and this mass meeting.
LAID AT REST IN
OAK HILL CEMETERY.
From Thursday's Daily.
This afternoon at two thirty at
the Methodist church were celebrat
ed the last sad rites over the remains
of Richard D. Dalton, whose death
so sadly brought grief to his happy
But a few days since was he in
the full enjoyment of health, and
with a cheerful demeanor, greeting
his friends, only to be by the sudden
reverse of fortune, to have his life
snuffed out, by circumstances over
which he had no control. The inci
dent which called for tils and McCul
ley's life was one, unlooked for and
apalling as it was sudden and awful.
The services, which were held over
his remains were conducted by the
Rev. Truscott of the Methodist
church, and the interment made at
Oak Hill Cemetery.
Special music by his friends and
members of his own church, and
of his Sunday school class. . Messrs.
Don C. York, Jennings B.' Siever,
Mrs. E. H. Wescott and Miss Flor
ence Balser singing the beautiful
hymr.s which were always so dear
to him. The following members of
his Sunday school class acted as the
pall bearers and tenderly bore his
remains to their last resting place in
Oak Hill Cemetery.
J. W. Crabill, L. V. Copenhaver.
F. R. Eallance. D. J. Lair, C. H.
Lewis and Robert L. Propst.
WILL PURCHASE LANDS IN
From Thursday's Daily.
J. C. Heinemann who has been
visiting in this part of the country
for some time past, a guest of his
wife's people J. R. Hunter and fam
ily last Sunday departed for the
western portion- of the state, where
he looked over the lands there, and
after seeing the crops raised and the
prospects for the crop of wheat the
coming year, concluded that that
part of the country fully equalled
or exceeded the portion where he
has been living at Hitchcock, South
Dakota, where he makes his home
now. Mr. Heinemann will in the
near future purchase some lands in
the western portion of the state.
SOME DIFFERENT FROM HERE.
From Thursday's Daily.
Mrs. George Brooks, last evening
received a letter from her son John
Brooks, who is at this time in Hono
lulu, the Sandwich Islands, and who
is a member of the Hawaiian Ord
nance DeDartment of the United
States army, in which ne tells of view
ing the . funeral of Ex-Queen
Liliuokalani, which occurred a short
time since. John said it was so hot
that those in the procession and those
watching could hardly stand the
beat. A little of that here could be
used to some good this morning.
John1 is getting along in good shape
and likes the islands.
GOOD LANDS NEAR HOME.
There are large and small tracts
of land near home that you can buy
right through the agency of Curtain
& Mockenhaupt, of Sterling, Neb., as
you will see by their ad in another
column of this paper. They have
some very choice farms .near Sterl
ing, and will take pleasure in show
ing you the value of the same
you will take a day and vlist with
Brins your welding to us. Platts
mouth Garage. Tel. 394.
3 FREIGHTS IN
FAILURE OF AIR BRAKES TO
WORK CAUSES PILE-UP AT
GARS ROLL DOWN STEEP BANK
Only One Man was Hurt, However,
and He Not Seriously Delay
in Train Schedule Here
Villisca, Iowa, Dec. 6. Three
trains were derailed and rolled down
a 00-foot embankment in the rail
road yards here this afternoon when
the air brakes on the fast meat train
number TO, east bound, failed to
hold and it ran into slow freight
number 92, from behind, and, with
a buckling movement, threw it side-
wise onto fast freight number 77,
w-est bound, which was just pulling
out of the station. But one man was
hurt, a fireman, who had his hip
broken, when he jumped.
Of the 23 cars in the three trains
rolled down the bank onto the
racks of the Burlington line below.
and three burned on the tracks
above. The cars carried meat and
mixed merchandise. Had the wreck
occurred a few yards farther west,
the cars would have rolled into the
As a result of the wreck, passen
ger tramc was necessarily delayed.
both tracks being out of commission
and several trains were detoured or
held up pending clearance of the
ine by the wrecking crews. Number
due in Plattsmouth at 7:25 this
morning did not rach here until a
late hour in the forenoon.
BOX CARS OBSTRUCT TRAFFIC.
From Saturday's Dailv.
During the night an extra freight
going to Urn a ha had a derailment oi
a number of cars at LaPlatte which
obstructed the track in such a man
ner that until it was cleared there
could no trains get past. Therefore
the trains which usually pass
through Platttsmouth" between here
and Omaha had to be diverted, via
Council Bluffs and Pacilc Junction.
A stub train was made up here for
Pacific Junction carrying Omaha and '
west bound passengers as well as
those bound for the east and south,
which cared for the passenger traf
fic. VISITS PLATTSMOUTH
From Thursday's Daily.
Phillip Sauter who for a number
of years was engaged m the harness
business in Plattsmouth, and who
went to Omaha from here and later.
to California, where he lived for some
years, returned to Omaha and has
lived there for a long time came
down to Plattsmouth this afternoon
to look after some business matters
here. Mr. Sauter. is at present en
gaged with the Union Pacific where
he works in the store house depart
ment. FUNERAL OF EDDIE McCULLEY.
From Thursday's Dally.
Arrangements for the funeral have
been completed, which were held in
obeyance on account of not hearing
from relatives at a distance, has been
pet for two o'clock tomorrow (Fri
day) afternoon and will be held from
his late home, where Henry Zuch-
weiler formerly lived. Rev. Mc
Cluskey will conduct the services,
and the following will act as pall
bearers: Ed Lutz jr., Ed Gobelman,
Gust Kopp, Glen Edwards, Henry
Lutz, and Will Heinrich.
REV. WILSON DIES IN KANSAS.
From Friday' Dailv.
The Rev. Alan Grant Wilson was
born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess
county. New York, June 16. 18S7.
and pasred away in Topeka, Kansas,
November 22, 1917.
Mr. Wilson was a graduate of Ho-
bart college, New York state, and
was in active church work for over
twenty-five years. He came to Clay
Center fourteen years ago next Feb
ruary and was married to Edith
Munro Gay, in this city, February
15. 1906. On February 1907. their
only child, Francis Munro, was born,
but lived to be only four days old.
Mr. Wilson's father, mother and a
brother passed away many years ago.
Two brothers, George SiLbokl and
William Ross, are still living.
Four years ago. while a resident
of Plattsmouth, Neb., he had a se
vere nervous breakdown. He was
in Florida and Colorado for the ben
efit of his health after that time,
but returned to Clay Center two
years ago last August. The even
ing of October 13 he was taken sick
with his old trouble and that he
might receive careful attention his
wife took him to Topeku to Christ's
hospital, Friday, October 2 0.
His body was brought back to Clay
Center, Friday evening, November
23. The burial was from the St.
Paul's Episcopal church on Monday
morning, November 26, at 9:30, Rt.
Rev. Jas. Wise, bishop of Kansas,
and Rev. Mr. Brodhead. of Wake
field, a friend of many years, held
the service. Burial was made in the
Greenwood cemetery. Clay Center
ARRIVE FROM SOUTH DAKOTA.
From Thursday's iJaily.
Mrs. Henry Zuckweiier and son
Dewey and wife arrived in Platts
mouth this morning from Miller.
Scuth Dakota, to attend the funeral
of Eddie McCulley. who was killed
in the sewer accident a few days
shice. They left there yesterday af
ternoon, and report the weather very
cold there yesterday. Mr. Henry
Zuckweiier was not able to come, cn
account of their, having a house
under construction, and some one
had to remain. When arriving this
morning they did not know anything
about the accident or how he had
lGSt his life.
DROVE OVER THIS MORNING
FROM WEEPING WATER
From Saturday's Dal'.v.
Bert Reed, H. D. Murphy, Samuel
Reed and Lloyd Harmon, all from
Weeping Water, were looking after
business today at the court house,
coming over from their town in a
car for the purpose of looking after
the business. They say the air was
a little thin for pleasure riding, but
as business called they had to make
FATHER LEETE'S IMPROVEMENT
From Saturday's Dailv.
The many friends of Father Leete
Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church
who returned home yesterday from
Omaha, where he has been under
the treatment of a specialist for sev
eral weeks greatly improved. are
highly delighted to see Lim looking
so much better in appearance and
much strengthened. Father Leete
has many friends in Plattsmouth,
both in and out of the church who
have a great interest In his' welfare
who are delighted to see him so
much improved, and the Journal
family is among the number.
EULOGY TO D. E. SETTER.
Frnm P8t;irdav's TnMv
In the death of D. E. Se cr. Ham-
i'mn Count y loses one of :ioj b.t
riurens. He was a resident, of C-.s?
county for a long time ar.d was in
business with C. H.' Parmele r.rj1 W.
IT. Newell and then ren.oved to
where his family now lives. The writ
er was intimate with him r. rt;; than
tl.iity-five years o; longer mi :mv s
L.tt no better i:?n ever el.d Mis-'-ness
with the people. He moved to
Hamilton County seme twenty-five
years ago and has formed a large
circle of friends there, and will be
greatly missed by the whole ccm
munity. He was a member of the
Methodist church and a good chris
ARE DOING THEIR EIT TODAY.
From Suti rrtav's Dailv.
A half dozen of the young lady
school teachers, were working like
beavers today at the office of the
county superintendent, assisting in
getting the registration work under
the new selective draft compiled
that the classifications may be com
pleted in as short a time as possible.
And that the questionnairies can be
gotten to the registrants at an early
date. The ladies are to be com
mended on their willingness to help
i the matter.
OMAHA KICKS OUT
NO MORE GERMAN LANGUAGE
INSTRUCTION IN THE COM
MON SCHOOLS THERE.
Board Refused to Heed Plea of the
Omaha, Neb., Dec. C Kaiserism
has been eliminated from Omaha's
public schools, where it was once
strongly entrenched. No German
language instruction is now being
given in a single one of this city's
grade schools. Last year it was em
braced in the course In nearly all of
The board of education took the
situation in hand last summer and
voted to cut out German in the
grades at one stroke. Up to that
time, not only had special teachers
been employed to g.'ve kaisorite in
struction in the grades, but a Ger
man language supervisor was cn the
payroll. The board dismissed the
supervisor as its first step. It is us
ing some of the teachers in other
lines of work. .
No German has been taught since
the beginning of this school year in
September, except at the high school.
There thf course ban been retained,
but pupils are not urged to take it
and the enrollment in German class
es has fallen off by 50 per cent or
Bounced At Nebraska City.
Nebraska City. Neb.. Dec. fi. Al
though this city furnished the test
suit under the Mockett law which
enabled the German-American Al
liance to force kaisprism into the
common schools, it is no longer in
vogue here. Its s-ponsors are not
raying a vcrd since ll e beard of
education dropped German language
instruction out of the course.
No pupils have been withdrawn
from the public schools to enter paro
chial schools, so far as the school
officials have knowledge. If this has
been done it is not aparent from at
Three ward schools last year
taught German in the seventh and
eisMh grades. It has been discon
tinued in all of them. The high
school German course, which for
merly covered four years, was cut by
the board to three. It was retained
for the upper classes which already
bad taken one or more years of it.
but was dropped in the freshman
City Superintendent W. G. Brooks
says he has heard no complaint be
cause German was cut out of the
grader; and cut down in the high
AT EMANUEL HOSPITAL
From Pntnrdav's n.iilv
On account of continued ill health
o Mrs. J. r.l. Roberts it ha.- won
decided the beet to have her gitn
speiial treatment. ' to the troubles
which has of late became more ag
gravated, and last evening an am-
bii'aiice from the Emanuel Hospit
al "iva? had come from Omaha an
t'H 1? dy removed to that pica'-,
where the best of care and most
scientilc treatment could be provid
ed for her. It is not as j-et known
whether it will require an operation
or only rational treatment in her
case. After having been at the in
stitution in order that the specialtists
may observe her case and condition
it will he decided upon as to the
need or aveidance of the operation.
Her many friends in this city as
well as "isewhere -will be. pleased if
it can be that her health can be re
stored without resorting to an op
ration for relief. '
ARE TRAVELING WITH AIT AUTO
From ScttirrtaVy r-aii'.
J. W. Jennings, a brother of J. R.
Jennings, who is known to many of
the people of this city and who is
the husband of the former Miss Zel
m?. Tuey, accompanied by his wife,
arrived in this city last evening
from ' Humboldt, Kansas, which is
in the southeastern portion. Mr.
Jennings, has been engaged in farm
ing there and with the appreciation
of land there, accepted a tempting
price for his holdings and closed out
Irvhat bad- Whila they were free
tkff thcfugfct it wftuld b nice t
visit with their folks, and accord
ingly started for Oakland, Iowa,
where thev will visit with Mrs. Jen-
gs parent's Wm. Warren, and
ng this far last night they con
cluded they would stop over night.
They departed this morning and will
go to Oakland today and after visit
ing there will go to Moulton to visit
the parents of Mr. Jennings.
From Saturday's Daily.
Just after one o'clock this morning
near the city of Weeping Water, at
the farm home of Frank H. Johnson,
arrived in company with the stork,
Joseph Wright Johnson jr.. who has
com? to make his home with his par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. "Frank II. John
son, and to enter into the joys and
otherwise of his brother Walker
Johnson, who is a few years his sen
ior. To say that the proud father is
pleased over this pair of young
Americans, is putting it mildly, for
he is jubulent, and you can even
see his smile in the dark. The moth
er and child are doing well, and the
happy household is not the only
place where there is joy, for the home
of Grandpa and Grandma J. W. John
son is a place where there is a smile
or two as well.
HAVE ADDED NEW MACHINIST.
From Saturday's Daily.
Thomas Short, a new employe of
the Western Machine and Foundry
company, son of James Short, fore
man ot the machine shops, has re
cently been added to the working
force of the shops. Mr. Sbort, Jr.
lias heretofore been working with
the Douglass Motor company, which
company also handles the Drum
mons automobile. Mr. Short is an
excellent workman and is busy turn
ing out the Short steering gear for
Ford automobiles, for which the lo
cal company now lias many advance
orders on file.
IN DISTRICT COURT TODAY.
Frrm Tl'iirsony's Daily.
There were filed In the district
court a suit to quiet the title of a
parcel of land just south of this city,
in which Kate Barthold asks that the
title in herself and be cleared from
shadow of interest in any one else.
and especially M. Bennett.
W. A. Robertson appears for the
Another suit filed was for the
partition of some lands east of Weep
ing Water, in which George L. Spohn
and wifo Carrie have an interest,
with that of many others, it being an
80 ACRES FOR SALE.
This land is located S miles south
west of Plattsmouth and has no
buildings,' but the land is good and
in a very . desirable location, 2Vs
miles from Murray and can be bought
for $130.00 per acre until Jan. 1st.
191S. After Jan. 1st, the price will
be increased or the land withdrawn
from the market. See me at once if
interested. T. H. Pollock, Platts
mouth, Nebr. d&w
For Sale A number of white
Brahma Cockerels. Mrs. C. E. Heeb
These are the amounts of the smallest and
largest pieces of commercial paper the Federal re
serve banks have thus far discounted for their
These figures strikingly illustrate the adapta
bility of this system, of which we are members, to
the varying needs of borrowers. Its vast resources
are always available for the protection of business,
large or small.
If you are not already getting this protection
First National Bank
See Us for farm Loans.
WE'RE NOW AT
WAR WITH AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
Wilson Signs Declaration at
5:03 O'Clock Yester
LA FOLLETTE ABSENT ON VOTE
SENATORS WHO OPPOSED WAR
WITH GERMANY SUPPORT
THE PRESENT MOVE.
HOUSE VOTE WAS 363 TO 1
Socialist London Only Member Vot
ing Against the Resolution
His Stand Attacked.
Washington, Dec. T. President
Wilson signed the resolution de
claring the exi.stance of a state of
var between the United States and
Austria-Hungary at r:0J o'clock
this afternoon. The state of war
dates from that time.
The declaration was passed by
both bourses of congress with brief
The house passed the senate reso
lution. The vote was :jf.:i to 1, Rep
resentative London. the socialist,
casting the only negative vote.
Within a few minutes after the
house acted Speaker Clark and Vice
President Marshall signed the reso
lution and sent it to the White IIo.iso
where the president signed it.
La Fcllettee Absent.
The resolution was adopted by the
senate unanimously, 7 to 0. Sena
tors Gronna of North Dakota. Nor
ris of Nebraska and Vardarian. of
Mississippi, who voted against the
German war declaration, supported
the resolution. Senator La Follette,
of Wisconsin, left during the speech
and did not cast bis vote.
Senator La Follette explained that
his absence at the voting was due to
his expectation that the del-ate
would continue until late in the day
and that he had gone to his other? to
perfect an amendment when the res
olution was passed. He denied that
he had any intention of absenting
himself from the chamber to escape
Would Have Voted No
La Follette said that he would
have voted against the Austrian war
declaration had he been present, un
less it had been amended to provide
that the United States would not be
a party to any agreement to take any
territory held by Austria prior to
August 1, 1914.
By unanimous consent, the house
substituted the senate resolution for
its own. The house resolution by
that action was discarded.
The house debate was enlivened
by an attack on Representative Lon
don, when he announced he would
not vote for the war resolution. The
members set up a cheer when Repre
sentative Lenroot attacked London's
a nncim cement.
as one of our depositors, why
not open a banking account to
day and secure it?
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