The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 03, 1918, Page PAGE SIX, Image 6

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Railroads are Blamed for Coal Short
age Much Profiteering Dis
covered Everywhere.
Washington, Dec. 29. Lack of
foresight caused the United States to
enter the war backwards, in the
opinion of congressional leaders to
night, after two weeks of senate in
. vestigations into war work. Summer!
up, they show:
"The army was called out before
ships were ready to take it to Europe
or adequate supplies were available
for training here.
"Coal and sugar are lacking in
many communities and transporta
tion facilities are such that raw ma
terials cannot reach manufacturing
plants fast enough to meet demands."
The military committee has de
veloped an astonishing situation in
many training camps, the lack of
clothing, arms and munitions being
frankly admitted and in some cases
denounced by Camp commanders, tes
tifying on the stand.
The probers developed that delay
in purchasing wood cost heavily and
resulted in production of uniforms
and overcoats being months behind.
Evidence of profiteering under the
eyes of the national defense council
and usurpation of the quartermaster
general's power by the council. va5
" And while these conditions were
being revealed the senate commerce
committee learned that the wooden
shipbuilding program is endangered
by insufficient lumber supply and the
steel ship program threatened by a
lack of ' housing for thousands of
workmen. At the same time testi
mony showed rapid progress in con
struction of fabricated steel ships, re
pair of .enemy interned vessels and
a substantial tonnage netted by the
requisitioning of all vessels under
construction in American yards, giv
ing promise that America will meet
all shipping demands.
In investigating the coal famine,
senatorial probers found a general
inclination of witnesses to blame the
railroads. The sole hope of improve
ment lies in government control of
those systems now in force, it is be
lieved. ,
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From Monday's Daily.
Last evening, death came to the
home of Mrs. Agnes Chapman of
Lincoln, when it claimed the bright
young man Clement Chapman, just
turned sixteen, and a son of Mrs
Chapman. Clement had been sick
with pneumonia, for some time and
but little hope had been entertain
od for his recovery. All which could
be done by careful nursing, and
medical science was done, but the
disease had secured such a grip, that
it could not be shaken and' the pat
lent after a masterly fight for life
succumbed, and last evening about
six o'clock his life went out into that
greater world, which awaits us all.
The remains will be brought to
this city on the noon train tomor
row (Tuesday) and the funeral will
be held from the Presbyterian church
and interment made in the Oak Hill
cemetery west of the city. Clement
Chapman was born in this city, and
spent the most of his life here, being
known by most of the people here.
With his. mother he went to Lincoln
to live a few years since and had
lived in that place, until his death
last evening.
FroTi Monil.iv's Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Schaefer of
Cedar Creek, who went to California
several weeks ago, write friends in
this vicinity, that they are enjoying
their visit in the far west. They
are nicely located at Long Reach and
say the weather is most ideal, that
the vegetables are growing and flow
ers blooming. Mr. and Mrs. Schaef
er were compelled to make this trip
to California on account of Mrs.
Schiefer's health, which has not" been
the best for the past few months.
They write that since their sojourn
in California, that Mrs. Srhafer's
Ilea ltli is very much improved, which
will bo most -l easing news to her
large circle of friends in this vicinity.
Austro-Hungarians Not Included in
the Present Registration May
Get Theirs Later On.
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Mr. T
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departed this
morning for his home at Sac City.
Iowa, alter having been visiting in
the city for several days at the home
cf his daughter, Mrs. Robert Hayes.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard arrived in the
city some days since and have been
the guests at the home of Mr. Haye3
and wife. Mrs. Howard the mother,
will remain for a longer visit, while
Mr. Ilov.ard goes home to look. after
things there.
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SO! ft RY fly' f-fK Flower
Her Trouble Is Gone.
Mrs. Thomas M. Davis, Montgom
ery, Ind., says she had trouble with
her bladder and had doctored for
several months without relief, when
Foley Kidney PilL wore reoomr.iend
d and she using thm and
gut relief. They relieve backach,
rheumatic pains, stiff, swollen joints
and kidney trouble. Sold everywhere.
Now For
The old year leaves us
pleasant memories and precious heritages;
it has seen good things accomplished and
greater things begun.
The new year will be a
new measure of progress, and its coming
finds us prepared with pride and power and
purpose for still greater accomplishments.
We have indeed much
to be thankful for, much to be joyous over,
much to glory in. American material pros
perity has long been a matter of world-wide
comment, but this year we have been called
upon to demonstrate that we also have
spiritual prosperity.
And sovhile we are
ushering in Nineteen-Eighteen, let it be
with pride in the past, power of the pre
sent, and purpose for the future.
We close at 6:00
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Washington. Dec. 30. The week
ending February 4 was set aside by
the Department of Justice today for
registration of the half-million un
naturalized Germans in the continen
tal United States by police and post
masters in pursuance ot President
Wilson's alien enemy proclamation
directing this action as a means of
minimizing of the danger from enemy
Registration will involve the gath
ering of detailed information con
cerning the business, relatives and
habits of every German, together
wjih his photograph and finger print
ideiit ification.
After registering he must carry a
certificate card and may not change
ins piace oi residence without ap
proval of the police or postmaster.
Violation of the regulations will be
punishable by internment for the
T'u1 orders do not apply to Ger
man women, nor to any persons un
der 14 years of age, because these
are not classed as alien enemies by
law. Subjects of Austria-Hungary
are not required to register.
From Morula Vs Tn ilv.
Last Saturday Rudolph Ramsell
departed for Seward, where he will
visit with his sister-in-law, Mrs.
August Ramsell and her son Wil
liam Ramsell, who formerly lived in
Plattsmouth but who have been
making their home at Seward for
some years. After having visited
there Mr. Ramsell will go to Colum
bus, where he will visit with a niece,
a daughter of Mrs. August Ramsell,
formerly Miss Pauline Ramsell. now
Mrs. L. L. Rewinkel who is a profes
sor in the schools at Columbus.
From Morula v's Daily.
Seven years out of High School,
and school days not yet forgotten!
Such was the spirit shown by the
Class of 1910 of Plattsmouth High
School Saturday evening, Dec. 29th,
when they met at the "Hotel Wag
ner" for their annual banquet, serv
ed only as Mr. Wagner and his effi
cient assistants can serve, with
"Hooverized Menu" to help "Our
Uncle Samuel." The tables were
artistically decorated in the class
colors brown and gold. ;
Three former instructors, Mrs. Geo.
B. Mann, Mrs. A. G. Cole and Mrs.
U. I. Hayes were honor guests.
A portion of the evening was spent
in writing a class letter to Otto Lutz,
who was formerly a member of the
Dandy Sixth, but is now with the
12Cth Machine Gun Battalion at
Camp Cody, and the remainder of the
time was spent in talking over
"School Days", refreshing memories
with happenings of the pleasant
years spent under the' 'Blue and
White", where "Sizzle Sazzle", and
"Chick-a-gorunk" are still the popu
lar yells. The latter having been
started by the class of '10, aided by
Mr. Benj. Harrison, at that time
the efficient principal.
Gertrude L. Morgan was elected
president for the coming year, suc
ceeding Rachel Livingston, who has
carried on the work since graduation
days. Mattie Larson, Villa Gapen
and Mary Peterson are the commit
tee elected . to plan the meeting
twelve months hence.
Those present were: Rachel Liv
ingston, Mary Peterson,' Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. O. Dovey, Marie Swoboda,
Mattie Larson, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Haney, Anna Snyder, Gertrude L.
Morgan, Mrs. Geo. B. Mann, R. B.
Hayes and A. G. Cole; Wayne Dick
son and Francis Whelan, Omaha;
Villa Gapen, Murray, and Mrs. C. O.
Larson, Rock River, Wyo. ..
Had the Grip Three Weeks.
With January comes lagrlppe.
Lingering colds seem to settle in the
system, causing one to ache all over,
feel feverish and chilly, tired, heavy
and drooping. Mrs. Lizzie Tyles,
Henderson, Ky., writes: "My daugh
ter ha dlagrippe fo rthree weeks. I
gave her Foley's Honey and Tar and
now she is all right." Sold everywhere.
The day of harsh physics is gone.
People want mild, very laxatives.
Dean's Regulets have satisfied thou
sands. 30c at all drug stores.
From' Monday s Daily
Clifford Forbes,' who is stationed at
Canip' Funston, Kas., was fortunate
enough to hold one of those lucky
numbers, ;which entitled him to a
visit "with home folks for a few days.
Clifford came to Omaha on the spec
ial Saturday evening, which, had
been arranged for the soldier boys at
Funston and then came down to this
city on the midnight train. When
he walked in on the home folks, they
were sure some surprised, as he had
not had time to .write of liis com
ing. - Clifford arid the home folks
are sure enjoying their visit togeth
er, this being the hrst visit home.
Clifford has made, since going to
Funston early in September. He
will return to Camp Funston tomor
row evening, going to omaha on the
flyer over the Missouri Pacific, and
going on the special from Omaha to
Camp Funston.
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Start -'the New Year with a
New Overcoat!
If you knew how much you would have to pay for an "overcoat before 1918
closes you would hot-foot to this store and buy your full year's requirements. We
are not joking. The advance has not struck here yet, but it's right at lhe door. We
still have some dandy coats left at the old price. You better buy them Listen $15,
$17. $21, $22.50 and $25.00. These prices will not be found on such coats again
for a long, long time. Same can be said of suits. Buy now!
We close at 6:00 P. M. except Saturdays cud Pay Days
1 1 1 1 - cor. m. -..-"
A few of those fast color,
blue bib overalls left at
$1.50. Better get yours.
John It. IJoardmim, community coun
selor, who comes to the Lyceum courst
this season, has had a big experience
with men and affairs, -lie -was grad
uated from the University, of Maine.
For four years he was u newspaper re
porter, editor and syndicate manager;
for three years he. was general secre
tary of Young Men's Christian associa
tions; graduated from Harvard Theo
logical Seminary ia 1S9S and was for
four years a clergyman. Two years
were spent In directing Small Town
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Work for stale Y. M. C. A. committees.
He, was a director of the Community
Work Department of the International
Committee Y. M. C. A. for seven years,
financial representative Good Will
Homes and Schools for three years.
For four seasons he was a lecturer on
Rural Community Leadership at Cor
nell university, for one year at Massa
chusetts Agricultural college. For one
year he was a special field worker of
the Boy Scouts of America. Some ex
perience, Isn't it? And out of It have
grown some great lectures, which are
helping the small towns and "cities of
America to find themselves.
He ought to have a capacity audi-.
efice when he appears here.
4th Number
Lyceum Course
Tuesday, January 8th.
4. w.
East ft Riley Hotel
Coates Block,
Second Floor
J-M"! 'I I I 1 I I I '1"M"I-1 'tH
A Happy and Prosperous New
Year to you all.
Mrs. C M. Jordan was an Omaha
visitor Thursday.
School opened Wednesday morning
after the holiday vacation.
Miss Marie Appleinan visiied
friends in Lincoln from Saturd
til Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vicker.s - of
Duhuque, la., visited relatives here
over Xew Years.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shaffer took
supper Xew Year's eve with Mr. and
Mrs. L. II. Xickles.
Mrs. Dale Boyles ana her mother
Mrs. Hyder spent Wednesday and
Thursday in Lincoln.
Miss Grace Railey is teaching the
7(h and Stli grades in the vilhige
schools of Greenwood.
The Ladies Aid society met at Mrs.
M. C. Keefer's Wednesday afternoon.
There was a real good turn out.
Mr. and Mrs. House had as Xmas
guests all of their daughters and
families except Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
The Misses Marie and Gladys
Applemnn returned Thursday from
Atlantic, Iowa, where they spent
Xmas with relatives.
Mrs. Geo. Vanscoy and children
are visiting her mother, Mrs. Dan
McCurdy before leaving for their new
home in South Dakota.
Mr.. and Mrs. Sam Cashncr return
ed home with their son Sam Cashner
of University Place. Saturday even
ing visiting until Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Wolfe came
in from Omaha Sunday evening,
where they had been visiting rela
tives since their marriage in Lin
coln which took place X mas day.
The marriage of Miss Ruth Bailey
and R. Clifford Appleman took piace
in Lincoln Xew Year's day, the Rev.
Howard B. Chapman officiating.
Mrs. F. M. Grove returned to her
home at Havelock, Saturday evening
after visiting her sister. Mrs. Geo.
Vanscoy and mother Mrs. Dan Mc
Curdy. John Foreman and sister Aurel
iiutoed to Lincoln Saturday evening
returning home Sunday veiling,-Miss
Blanche Clements of Havelrek ac
companied them home, visiting Miss
Aurel until Tuesday even inc.
The Misses Pearl and Lois Keefer
gave a watch party on Xew Year's
eve 1 here being 27 guests present.
Grimes were played and refreshments
served after which the party pro
ceded to Hast Alvo, where the
charivari party surprised the bride
and groom Mr. and Mrs. Harlen
Mr. and V.r. Chas. 11. Kirkpatrick
celebrated their -tuth wedding anni
versary XVvv Year's day. having as
guests Mrs. Barrett of Texas and
Mr. and Mrs. J. (.'. Pouse.
Mrs. Geo. Babbitt and son Millard
returned Wednesday from Albion,
where Mie visited her husband since
hi1 fore Xmas. She. found him doing
fine and w ll p3eaed with conditions
Mrs. Inez Gleason of Guide Rock
and Mrs. Fay Xichol.3 cf Republican
City, who have been visiting their
pircnts 2Ur. and Mrs. Fred Clarke
left th" latter part of the week for
ilieir bonus.
Christmas g-.icsfs at the Harry
Apple-man home were Mr. and Mrs.
L. Uptegrove. Mr. and Mrs. L. B.
Vppk-m'.in ;:n;l family and Mrs. S.
Waldsch.lnger and son of Hannibal.
Mo., the latter leaving for her home
last. Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Uptegrove and
children left Tuesday evening for
Lincoln to visit relatives after hav
ing spent a week here with the for
mer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Uptegrove and sister, Mrs. Harry
Apple-man and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Appleman en
tertained at dinner Xew Year's, Mr.
and Airs. A. X. Young and son Farley Geo. Dayton, of Lincoln. Far
ley Young is home on a furlough
from the Great Lakes Xaval Train
ing station for the holidays.
A letter to Mrs. Geo. Foreman
from Mrs. Lena Foreman at Los
Angeles. Calif., states that her moth
er, Mrs.' Wake was buried the day
before Xmas. This next summer the
body will be brought to Cozad. Xeb.,
and buried beside her parents.
Weather fine out there.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wolfe, pioneer
residents of this county, celebrated
their golden wedding Xew Year's
day at the home of their daughter
Mrs. L. D. Mullen, which is also
their homestead, where they settled
fort -eight years ago. A sumpt
uous dinner was served by Mes
dames Mullen and DImmett to
about thirty relatives and friends.
They were recipients of many
beautiful gifts and al! joined in wish- '
ing them many more years of happily
married life. The only out of town
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Win. Wolfe
of Ashland, Nebr., a brother of Mr.
A letter from Morgan G. McCurdy
who had reached England in safety
follows in part:
On active service with American
Expeditionary Forces, England, Dec.
9. IK 17, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCurdy,
Alvo. Xebr.,
Dear Folks: I arrived here safely
after a l." days trip across the ocean,
which was very different from what
I had thought it would be. We had
two storms while crossing. I did
not get seasick, but some of the boys
did. It is raining here now and I am
at the Y. M. C. A. rooms writing,
some one is playing the piano and
others are singing. I tell you the Y.
M. C. A. is the greatest place in the
world for us fellows. I just don't
know what we would do without it.
I wish I could be home Xmas to see
you all again, and I don't think it
will be long until I will be back homo
again. Let us hope so anyway and
please do not worry about me for I
am doing fine. I wouldn't have miss
ed this trip for anything. Saw some
prc-at sights. Write often even if I
don't. I am with the -80th Con
struction Squadron A. E. F., via X.
"Y. Your loving son,
There are large and small tracts
of land near home that you can buy
right through the agency of Curtain
&: Mockenhaupt, of Sterling, Xeb.. 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. if
you will take a day a
Vallery ar
at 7:45 for K
They have t.
soil that is rai.
small grain, corn
Nobody has an)
better soils. Ask
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