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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 19X7.
FROM THEIR SONS
PLATTSMOUTH BOYS WITH THE
PORCES WRITE HOME.
Tell of Trip Overseas and Impres
sions of England, Where
The Were Camped.
1 From Thursday's Dally.
I Somewhere in England, Dec. 3.
J Mrs. M. B. Allen,
I expect you are wondering where
fl am, and why I have not written.
We landed in England safe and
sound after eighteen days on the
ocean. I cannot tell you where we
sailed from, that is the port we were
in. or wher we landed, or the camp
we are in now. So will say we left
he United States on November 14th
jUil arrived in England on December
.'nd. Our trip is not yet completed.
( is not so very cold here. There has
f been no snow as yet. We can under
f stand the English pretty good, and
f they are glad to see the American
soldiers come ovei. The country here
is about as hilly as it is there at
'plattsmouth. We made the trip in
ood shape and were lucky only had
six men for the hospital when we
irrived here. Fome with the measles
md others with scarlet fever. One
nan died on the boat two days he
re we landed, he was poisoned in
.-me way. He was a member of
tympany K from Corning, Iowa. That
is all the bad luck we had so do not
believe anything else. The men were
idlO0.00 for. the first which
:hted a submarine, but none of us
A"e took a hike into the country
is morning for exercise, and when
.e passed the farm houses, the peo
ple came out and yelled till they
Tere hoarse. We soldiers over here
n foreign countries do not have to
iiy any postage on mail to the U.
5. and it is a pretty good thing.
I We are all shy on money, but will
.liave a pay day soon. I sent you S30
jjust before we sailed. I suppose you
received it all right. I sent it in
form of post office money order. I
also made an allotment for twelve
months for you. We get twenty per
cent more while in a foreign land
Where is Wayne now'.' I have not
heard from him for some time. There
are eight of us boys from Platts
mouth. The clipping which was sent
did not have Ralph Lair's name on.
We all think we have it over the rest
of the boys, for we will be among
the first to go to France. When we
first enlisted they called us Rookies,
l but it goes to show now that we are
better trained men than they, for we
1 are leaving them behind. Well 1
I will close for this time. Hope this
finds you all well. Wishing you a
"Merry Christmas and a Happy New
f MyatTiss is Ralph H. Allen. Co. I,
16Sth UVNS- Infantry. A. E. F.,
France, via. New York.
. Somewhere in England, Dec. 3
Mrs. J. D. Lair,
T wpnt to town yesterday, and
went through the cathedral. Sure
was some trip, too. The building is
",60 feet long, and is certainly a fine
one. I saw King Arthur's casket
and round table. It is worth a dol
lar of any one's money to go through
the cathedral. I sure would like to
see you folks, and slip in on you and
eat Christmas dinner with you at
home. Tell Gordon and Donnie hello
and give them a kiss for me. I will
send them some Christmas remem
brance if we get paid by Christmas.
Did my allotment get home all right? !
If so use it for whatever you wish.
I am going to try and lay away five
dollars per month with Captain Dunn
from now on. This will be all for
PRIVATE RALPH C. LAIR.
Co. I, 16Sth U. S. Inf.. A. E. F, via
New York - . ..... ......
For Sale A' number "of white
Rrahraa Cockerels. Mrs. C. E. HelP
CONDUCTOR MISSED HIM.
From Friday's Daily.
Corporal Farrough, who is located
at Ft. Crook, has been on a furlough
at Minneapolis for the past week,
came back last evening, and in tak
ing the train at Omaha for Ft.
Crook, purchased a ticket for the
Fort Crook, and took the midnight
Missouri Pacific train for that place.
The train being crowded, the con
ductor did not get arcund to take
up his ticket until they had passed
the Fort, and then did not take it at
all. Corporal Farrouch had to be at
the Fort by six o'clock this morning I
and being carried to this citv did I
not feel justified in attempting to 1
walk to Fort Crook, and stnvprt h ! I
until this morniner. telenhonine- th I
company clerk regarding the matter,
and going on the earlv train of the
OUR SOLDIER BOYS
AT OEMING, N, M.
From Saturdav's Datlv,
Camp Cody. N. M., Dec. 25, 1917.
Christmas this year to the boys
from Nebraska and Iowa who are
members of Co. C, 126 MG Bn, was
a decided novelty, being some 1,500
miles from home, and instead of the
usual snow and snappy cold weather
of the northland, the day was warm
and pleasant and one could leave off
their coat with comfort. Even here
in an army camp where men are be
ing trained for the stern realities of
warfare in the most modern methods.
the spirit of Christmas was felt as I
strongly as at home and the camp
filled with thousands of packages
and remembrances from the folks at
home. That no one was allowed to
pass the great festival of the Chrisi
tian world without some remem
brance. was due to the National Red
Cross society, which had provided a
Christmas box for every soldier of
the United States, whether in this
country or abroad, and the contents
of the different packages came from
all over the United States, although
in this camp a large part of the pack
ages were supplied by the California
and Arizona state chapters. In these
packages were fruit cakes, candles,
nuts, tobacco, playing cards, cigar
ettes, handkerchiefs, writing paper,
chewing gum, books and other simi
lar articles that brought joy to the
hearts of the boys in this organiza
tion. The packages were distributed
through every company in camp
through the company organiaztion.
There were also Christmas trees at
the various Y. M. C. A. buildings
where Christmas treats were given
out to the boys.
Church services were.helc in the
camp Christmas eve. the Eoiscopal
service being held at the tent of the
135 Inf while the Catholic church
service was held at the Knights of
Columbus hall, Henry R. Gerfag of
Omaha, displayed his thoughtfulness
of the Cass county members of the
126 battalion by sending each one a
card of greeting to show that they
were not forgotten and Henry Soen
nichsen also remembered the com
pany with cards. Almost everyone
received at least one or two packages
from the home folks and those who
did not were shared with by their
comrades in arms in the presents and
good things from Nebraska and Iowa.
The Plattsmouth and Cass county
members of Co. C are. all getting
aiong very nicely ana last aeveiop-
ing into real warriors for Uncle Sam
as well as assimilating the New j nave co-operated with the govern
Mexico sand and dust. One of-thement n eTery way. They will con-
popuiar non-commissioned omcers 01
the company is Matt Jirousek, form
er denutv rountv rlorlr nf Caea eoun
ty. who has had splendid success in
hi hiinr of th f ,t Rflad.
The friends of Maldon Urown would
hardly recognize in the tanned and
bronzed soldier, the former Jeweler,
and "Hrnwiiip" has th war irame
down from squads right to the lat-
pkt method of warfare on tho Knrn
pean front. Dan Cooney is still
keeping In shape at his trade as
barber and v sorih. H11 has the
pleasure of his shaving as in the days
when Dan was busy with his cry of
"next" at the shops of Ward Clark
and -Rosy'. John Palacek, who was make the routine or camp a mue
a member of the Fifth Nebraska more pleasant.
when leaving the home state is now The Journal is also a welcome
located in the 127 Field Artillery visiter at Co. t, quarters tad. -when,
and holds the rank of sergeant and they arrive and are distributed every
has learned the handling of the bi thine is Stopped to leofe.over th
.imi iti-Uxwi shape. ' Life in camn'ts' new frbraboin.
TIVES SAY ACTION
IS NO SURPRISE
PRESIDENT CALVIN OF UNION
PACIFIC AT IOSS TO KNOW
HOW GOVERNMENT CON
TROL WILL OPERATE.
rmm rhnrErinv'a -rviiiv
With the exception of Hale Hol-
"en President of the Chicago, Bur-
1'HRton and Quincy railroad, the ex-
tcutives of rail lines centering in
Omaha shied perceptibly at givin
cut statements concerning the mo
ncntous step taken by the president
of the United States in placing the
loads under government control.
View of Mr. Calvin.
E. E. Calvin, president of the
Union Pacific system, the only rail
road executive residing in Omaha, at
first declined to comment upon
President Wilson's action. Later he
made this brief statement to The
"There Is not much to be said.
The step taken by the president was
notat all unexpected. We have be
lieved for some time that something
of the kind would be done, but we
had no means of knowing what form
it would take. What effect it will
have or how it will operate I cannot
at this time attempt to say."
B. F. Bush, president of the Mis
souri Pacific railroad, said at St.
"I believe the situation will be
clarified, but I do not believe the
rank and file of the people realize
What the railroads have had to con-
the last few
Burlington President Talks. j
Hale Ilclden. president of the Chi-
cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad I
and a member of the railway board
of the National Council of Defense. I
in Chicago last night said: J
President Wilson indicated the
possibility of such action as he has I
taken at a conference with railroad
men several weeks ago. I believe
the president has a deep sense of his
rocnnntihilitv to the nennle and to I
the railroads Yesterday afternoon while Fred
"He realize the difficulties of the w- tolling was attempting to get in
rallway heads in securing capital un- to his waSn Just after having Pass"
der the present war conditions. The pd through a gate, the team which
railroad men will co-operate with lie was driving started to run throw
him to the fullest in solving the inS im to th ground on his head
... . stunnins him and injuring him in
proDiems oi trauspunuiiun pieseuicu i
by the unusual conditions."
Mr. Holden added that he would
leave in the morning for Washing
ton for a conference with Mr. Mc-
Adoo and other officials.
Mr. Holden added:
"The practical effect that the
public is likely to feel probably will
be an increase in railroad rates. In
England there was a 50 per cent in
crease in passenger schedules, neces
sitated by the change in the conduct
of affairs. There has been talk of
a 3-cent rate in the United States."
Hughitt and Aishton Interviewed.
Marvin Hughitt, chairman of the
board of directors of the- Chicago &
Northwestern railroad when inform
ed in Chicago of the order of Presi
dent Wilson said:
"We will co-operate with
president to the fullest extent."
Richard A. Aishton, president of
the Chicago & Northwestern rail-
j road said:
1 "Since the beginning of the war
i1A railroad men of the countrv
1 tjnue to do so."
different musical instruments and in
this line Lloyd Gilmore. Harry John-
son and Otto Lutz are there and over
l and especially Otto who has acquir-
fed a swell tenor voice since coming
I nere ana ou
company. The tent of Matt Jirousek
- I is one of the feature spots of thel
I wlioie company suea as
I has a Victrola. the property of John
I G. Fisher, son 01 huu. v.
I Fisher, of Chadron. ana since jonn
bas Joined the bunch there has been
plenty of the latest rag ume 10 aeiy
1 FRANK II. SMITH
jauiiu iiwyci, auuuiu, xx.
YOUTH, TRAPPING, FINDS
A LOOTED MAIL SACK
Fror.i Thursday's Daily.
Willie Linder, who makes his home
with his grandfather, Neb Beckman,
and with hjs stepfather, Louis Uhein
ackle, south of this city, is doing
some trapping this winter and is
keeping a very close watch on his
traps at about eleven o'clock find
ing everything all right, and in
the afternoon made another trip of
inspection. It was at this time he
discovered in a ditch where had once
run a small creek, near to one of
his traps, a mail sack with torn
wrapping papers strewed around and
three automobile number plates. One
wrapper had the name of Frank
Givan on it, but contained no ad
dress. The numbers on the plates
were all Nebraska 1917 and were
144,225. 33.329 and 96,339. All of
the plates were more or less batter
ed up. Young Linder picked up all
he could of the things lying about
and placed them in the sack, deliv
ering it to the rural mail carrier,
Mr. Herman Hough, who brought
them to the city and delivered them
to the postmaster.
Where the sack came from is a
mystery. If there 'was ,a label on
the sack, it had been removed, as
it was without any identification
when found. Whether .it was stolen
f from sonie office a mail carf or lo3t,
L nQt knowa at tllis time It looks
... ha,, 11SP fnr
I many auto numbers, and as they got
las many new numbers as they, threw
awav old ones, it looks all thd
OPERATED UPON YESTERDAY.
irnm Kri1aVs tatly.
Yesterday morning J. W. Tulene
and wife were to Omaha taking with
them their daughter Miss Ada. who
has been having trouble with ade
noids, an'at the CArK3on hospital.
has been having trouble with
colds, anat the CArK3on hospital,
had them removed as well as the I
tonsils. Last evening Mr. Tulene re-
turned leaving Mrs. Tulene there
with the little girl, whom it was
thought had not better leave the
hospital for a few days.
FRED W. N0LTING INJURED.
From Saturday's Dally.
the back. Just immediately he did
not feel the injury to its fullest ex
tent, but in a short time began to
be worse, and was taken to the phy
sician, who treated him and made ex
aminations. He was taken home.
this morning and was reported to be
feeling some better, but still very
sore and stiff from his experience,
with his head still hurting, as wen
as the back. Mrs. Nolting was just
starting ior uiair ior a uui auu uau
gotten as far as Omaha, but on ac
count of the lateness of the connect
ing train, had to return.
RECEIVES FINE FOR .
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday Howard Newton receiv
ed a fine of two hundred dollars for
I violation of the prohibitory law. A
few davs since Frank Stenpat had
been arrested for being in toxicated,
and when he was charged with the
crime he reported where he had got -
ten the goodsf and was released, this
was done in the case of the man
through whom he had gotten the
stuff, he having gotten it from Fred
Haffke, who in turn, said he had re-
eeived it of Howard Newton, who
pleaded not guilty, and day before
yesterday secured bonds for his ap-
pearance at the trial yesterday, and
h arraigned had secured
I counCjj of M. Gering, who defended
1 At the trial he was iounn gumy
and assessed a fine on two counts.
fQr havsnir intoxicating liquor
1 n nS possession ana tne otner ior
Eelling same. Making his fine $200.
Thi the county court wnen
he appeaied, and was placed under
bonds of five hundred dollars to ap-
pear at the first day Qf the next term
of district court, which
"The Red Cross may bring him
baek to you.,
You "will find a few choice New
Year cards at the Journal office.
BRSVE TO END
TWO LAEIES SECURE 250 MEM
BERS SHOP TEAM HAS
300 TO ITS CREDIT
THOUSAND MEMBERS SECURED
A Shipment of Various Articles is
About Ready to Be Forward
ed by Local Chapter.
From Thursday's Daily.
The Red Cross drive - which
neen in progress for some time past
was very successful 5n that the wori:
was done by but so few workers,
who devoted all their time to the
enterprise. During the whole of the
campaign. Miss Mathilda Vallery and
Mrs. Henry F. Goos contributed al
most their whole time to the solicit
ing of the sale of memberships. The'
were very successful and secured up
wards of 250 members. At the shops
of the Burlington railway company,
four of the men were successful in
getting memberships, and they have
300 to their credit, while working
at their usual labor, as well. The
men making up this team were R. B.
Hayes, Joseph Sabatka, George L
Luchinsky and W. H. B. Perie. In
all there were one thousand mem
berships sold. While this seems a
lot with this city of 5,000 popula
tion, it does not compare with Ne
hawka, where there were sold 630
memberships, while the population
of the precinct is about TOO. We can
ade-Jtake a lesson from this little neigh
boring town', and -precinct anu get a
hustle on us. The city of Pender
has 100 per cent credited to its name
on the role .as there are many
members there as there are people
in the city. The Elks lodge in York
is in the same category, having 100
South Dakota, as a state, has one
out of every three of its population
belonging to the organization.
Now this membership campaign
will bo kept up until the first of the
year, and when opportunity is pre
sented to you to join, if you have
not yet done so, enroll your name
on the lict of members. . It will be
one of the best acts in your life.
The Red Cross is not a fighting' body
but an organization dealing with
mercy, and their mission is to Dulia
up the wounded and care for them.
which they are doing. We all de
plore war, but it is here and we, as
members of this humane family, the
ileu cross, should welcome the op
portunity afforded us to help care
for lhe bounded and suffering. .The
more liberally we subscribe the more
we are showing ourselves true Amer
icans and entitled to that name.
The local Red Cross chapter is
about to send forward several hun
dred knitted articles of . various
kinds, and those who would like to
see them before they are sent, by
wav of obtaining some ideas of Iww
to make themselves useful by dorg
j some knitting too, are invited to call
at the rooms and view them before
ithey are sent. The goods which are
J now at the rooms represent the pa-
tient labor of many hands, and are
j for the purpose of doing what the
doners can for the cause of liberty!
J ail,j humanity.
IttjDqE m ARCHER SOME BETTER
From Saturday's Daily
I Judge M. Archer who is sick at his
I home in the city, is reported as be-
I ing a little better, and rests easier.
though still very sick and weak. He
gains Dut siowiy, and with. his ad-
i vancea age, nas not me power turn
batting the 'illness as if he was
f younger. He will not be able to be
1 out ror some mue time, dui nis im
iprovement though slight will be good
news for his many friends.
How to Prevent Croup.
In a child that Is subject, to at
tacks of croup, the first indication oC
the disease is hoarseness. Give Cham
berlain's Coush Remedy as soon as
the child becomes hoarse and the at
tack mcy be warded off and all dan
ger and anxiety avoided.
GIVES TELEPHONE GIRLS TREAT,
From Thursday's Iaily.
Mrs. Q. K. Parmele, who has in
mind the pleasure and happiness of
her friends, a number of whom are
operators at the Lincoln Telephone
and Telegraph Co. office in this city,
baked some extra nice mince pies
and popped a quantity of corn, plac
ing these together with some delic
ious apples, and taking them to
the office of the telephone company,
last evening and giving them to the
girls who work for the company for
a fine Christmas lunch. The girls
surely appreciate the treat and they
prize more the spirit and friendship
which prompted Mrs. Parmele to
furnish this treat for them.
ELKS TO AID IN THE
REBUILDING OF HU
MAN WAR WRECKS
The Benevolent and Patriotic Order
of Elks Work in Line With
Name. Are Doing Val
From Saturday's aily.
In line with their name, working
to the intent and purpose of what
the organizers of the order intended
the Benevolent and Patriotic Order
of Elks and furnishing the "Govern
ment of the United States with a
hospital at Boston costing $250,000.
and are in all raising one million
dollars, for the purpose of aiding
the government in reclaiming and re
building into serviceable citizenry,
those who have been disabled, in the
war which the soldiers of the United
States are fighting for the Liberty of
the World. There are Just about
500,000 members of this order in
the United States, and by each one
paying two dollars, they are able to
furnish this amount to the govern
ment. The local lodge at Platts
mouth have contributed $450.00,
which is paid by its 225 members of
this lodge. When the order tend
ered this donation to the United
States, they graciously accepted the
gift, and thanked them for their
kindness and patriotism.
The Benevolent and Patriotic Ord
ed of Elks have the honor of being
the order to build the first American
Recalamation hospital in which the
work of rebuilding human wrecks
will be done.
The Order have placed the matter
in the hands of a commission of the
members who will construct the hos
pital, which is to be built on Parker
Hill, Boston and is contiguous to the
Robert Brigham hospital. It will
consist of a complete unit of" twin
ward hospital buildings, vocational
workshops, barracks, mess hall, and
QUESTIONNAIRES FOR TODAY.
From Saturday's Daily.
Slowly the number of names of the
registrants are being consumed by
the board in their sending out the
questionnaires for their filing and
later classification. Today there
were sent out the daily eighty-one
questionnaires. They being from
970 to 1050 Inclusive
How Does It
Business men believe in the Federal Reserve
System, "but many of them know very little about
it or how it operates.
To tell our community how the system benefits
them and how the can contribute directly to its
support, we have prepared a short phamphlet.
Ffeit Matioial Bank
' . . - . . -
Send for ttaphtet, "How D& It Benefit ftfe?"
JOHN'S DAY HERE
LARGE CROWD PRESENT AND A
GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY
An Excellent Program Was Rneder
ed and Refreshments Served
by the 0. E. S.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening at the Masonic tem
ple was gathered the membership of
the local Masonic lodge, augmented
by visitiug members of that order
from out of the city. The occasion
was the celebration of St. John's day
and was one calling forth the mem
bership in large number despite the
inclement weather. The gathering
was addressed by Worshipful Mas
ter W. J. Streight, who in a few well
chosen words made all appreciate
the hearty welcome which he on be
half of Plattsmouth lodge No. (1, ex
tended to visiting brethren and
their friends. Mr. Streight touch
ed upon the spirit of New Year and
and the things which it brings to us
in the way of advancement and op
portunities to be of service to man
kind.' Every one present enjoyed
Mrs. H. F. Goos's work at the piano,
as thev did also the masterful syle
with which Mrs. Wm. Baird gave
the readings which comprised her
part of the program.
Miss Mathilda Vallery. in her sole
wasNnost pleasing and capitvated
the entire assemblage, receiving en
thusiastic encores. Mrs. Robertson
in her whistling solo, with which she
played her own accompaniment on
the piano, was unique in that it was ,
different from the others and was
Dr. and Mrs. Caldwell were excel
lent in their musical duet and shared
the applause and praise of the gath
ing. C. A. Rawls, in speaking, touched
upon the questionnaire and the four
minute talks, saying they were edu-
cators as well as obtainers of facts
which the government desires and
must have. He spoke largely along
patriotic lines and was followed by
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wescott and the
entire gathering in some patriotic
songs, which stirred the souls of all
those present. Last but not least,
was the eats, served by the O. E. S.,
and which were greatly enjoyed by
GET YOUR SKATES ON
THE SEATING IS FJNE
From Saturday's Pally.
The court at the Airdome has been
transferred into & skating rink and
has a good coating of fine ice, where
all who desire can find an opportun
ity to skate, without going to the
river. This is well protected from
winds, by the string of buildings on
the north and also by the high
board fences which surround the
place, and will make an ideal place
for the amusement of those desiring
to skate. i
If you haven't seen it we will
be glad either to mail it to you
give it to you if you will call.
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