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REPORT ON Y.
M. C. A. COLLEC
TIONS TO DATE
From Tlui is. lay's t:iily.
Mr. C. A. Itawls, Chairman Cass
County V. M. C. A.
Dear Sir: I herewith submit rny
ropwrt as Secretary-Treasurer of the
('ass County Y. M. C. A. War Relief
Collections As Follows :
Salt Creek Precinct
Stovo Creek Precinct
South riend Precinct
Weeping Water Pereinet
Louisville Precinct 1
. 37.".. 00
S Mile Grove
Libert j Precinct
West Rock III tiff Precinct
East Rock llluff Precinct
Weeping Water City
First Ward ,
Tot?l Collected 7C25.21
On hand from former drive 11S.5S
Total ;x pen scf 22-93 .122.93
NTet Ralanco ..$720.86
You will note. from JiMie above,
that the entire cost of organization
-and collection i.s less than three
tenths of one per cent.
Respect fully submitted.
IT. A. SCHNEIDER.
The above report should bring the
blush of shame to th face of those,
who, either maliciously, or with lack
of patriotic spirit or sordid minds,
started or circulated the report that
' one taking part in the campaign
iletv Ave?'o?on.of tbc above fund, re
" of Young Ame.Pnn' for thcir scr
mmnitv o in the countr. and
.pv ot only donated
Wg -t charge, but all the
. B KlN nfl "berally to the
(J a record can be
Ont AUCTIC of any finaucial
Two t ,-ate or elsewhere.
mare. "03unt of money has
' "KW T,V Httle expense.
this opportunity of
and wV.P liW V
Ilk i.V.. "
v . '.-inu aumiration ior. tne
stei iingsef sacrificing patriotic as
sistance of the workers and helpers
connected with the raising of this
I wish also to thank all subscrib
es to the same.
The names of all subscribers and
the amount of each subscription is
a matter of permanent record in the
hands of the treasurer, who has per
formed his duty in a thoroughly busi
ness like and efficient manner.
C. A. RAWLS,
STILL AT THE HOSPITAL.
From Vrlilttv'n T"M".
Robert W. Young of near Ne-
hawka. who some months since fell
from an apple tree, while gathering
apples receiving a compound frac
ture of one hip and leg. Is Btill in the
hospital, at Omaha. Mr. Young was
for a long time enclosed in a plaster
cast, in ordr to hold the limb and
hip in place, that the bones might
knit. Since taking off the cast, he
hasn't been able to sit up on account
of the nonhardening of the bones
which seem only to have attained the.
character of grissles, or cartilage. It
will be some time before he Will be
nble to leave the hospital. His many
friends will be pleased when he shall
-jPf able again -to return to his home.
Robert W. Gibson- was a visitor
in this city -today, cominff from Jiis
homo at Fairfield, where t Is em
ployed, by the Tforltnston as anieutJ-
RETURNS TO. THE GREAT
, LAKES TRAINING STATION
From Friday's DaJlv.
Luther J. Hall and wife, of Union,
came up yesterday afternoon to
bring their son, Luther B. Hall, to
the station, as he was departing yes
torday afternoon for the Great Lakes
Training Station, or the navy school.
Luther who has been at the training
station for the past three months
has just been at his parent's home at
Union for a six days furlough, which
is ending with today, and he had to
start back in order to get. to the sta
tion in time for his reporting today.
WILL TAKE COURSE
" IN MECHANICS
From Fr May's Da 11 v.
T. L. Amick will depart in a short
time for Lansing, Mich., and will be
accompanied by Clarence Mason, they
both going to take a course in the
mechanics of the Reo automobile
school which is maintained at the
plant where the car is manufactured.
While Mr. Amick has sold and hand
led many a Reo car, and thoroughly
understands the machine, he thought
he would go to the factory, while he
had an opportunity, and go through
the plants from 1 to the 'other, know
Avhat material is put in the car and.
what the best practices are in the
making, as well as the repairing of
the cars. To know the car thorough
ly, and its constituent parts, is being
armed better than otherwise in the
selling of the machines. Many a
man fails to make a sale of a good
article because he does not know the
good value which it contains. Mr.
Clarence Mason will also see the
making of these cars, and be better
prepared for the work which comes
to his hand in the garage.
WILL HAVE DR. DAVIS
From Friday's r!ly.
Edward and Clarence Cotner de
parted, this morning , for Omaha,
where "they -go" to have Dr. Davis
make an examination of the condi
tion of Mr. Clarence Cotner's head,
neck and shoulders, which were in
jured some time since at the Bur
lington shops, when a weight fell
upon him injuring him, from which
he has never recovered. Mr. Cotner
is suffering to that extent that he
is not able to sleep at nights. While
the lacerations which were caused
by the flesh wounds made are heal
ed, the concussion has left his condf-
tion such that he has not been able
to get back to work, and with but
little prospects of his doing so "in
the near future.
COMMERCIAL CLUB TO BANQUET
From Friday's Daily
At a recent meeting of the com
mercial club, it determined to have
their annaul banquet occur on Jan
uary 16th, and committee has been
placed in the field, for the purpose
o making arrangements for the af
fair. They are to have control of
the affair, and to arrange for other
committees for the making this one
of the successes of the year.
The banquets of the commercial
club in the past have been well at
tended and have proven a good ad
vertisement for the city and the
commercial interests of the city and
surrounding country. It will be ar
ranged for good addresses as well as
the good eats. The committee for
arrangements consists- of L. O. Miner
A. O. Moore and Aug. Cloidt.
IS SHELLING CORN TODAY.
From Friday's Dally.
Emil J. Meisinger who is living on
the farm of Thomas Wiles just off
Piatt Bottom, above Oreapolis, is
shelling corn today, from this last
seasons raising, u hue the corn
generally is some soft, the ; corn
which Mr. Meisinger is spelling, is
for this year very fair. The grain
is being delivered to the Duff Grain
Company elevator at Oreapolis
where it is being handled by George
R. Sayles, and is bringing $1.40 but
having to grade as high as four, for
that price. This would have seem
ed a very high price some years since
but now with other things as high
as they re is not thought to be ex
Time to oil and repair harness.
$1.00 for oiling where we repair the
harness. John .F, florder, Platts
mouth. Neb. 12-5-tfd
IN CASS CO.
W. B. BANNING, COUNTY FOOD
FOOD ADMINISTRATOR. HAS
GIVEN INSTRUCTION IN
LETTER ISSUED TO ALL DEALERS!
Urges Curtailment in Use of Sugar
and Invites Inquiries on Any
Subject in Food Line.
From Friday's Dallv
County Federal Food Administra
tor W. 1$. Banning, of Union, has
ssued a circular letter to all dealers
n food products in Cass county, as
"To all Dealers in Food Products
n Cass cour?ty:
"Until further notice the follow-
ng prices shall prevail for the dif
ferent food products as listed below:
"Sugar, 0 cents per pound.
"Flour, Xo. 1, Nebr. Patent, 2.00
per sack of 4S pounds.
"Corn meal, old, 45 cents per sack
of G pounds.
"Corn meal, new, 25 cents per sack
of C pounds.
"Bread. 1G ounce loaf, 10 cents.
"Bread, 24 ounce loaf. 15 cents.
"Potatoes, Xo. 1 eastern Xebraska
grown, 3 cents per pound.
"Potatoes, Xo. 2 eastern Xebraska
grown, 2 Vi cents per pound.
"Above are prices over the coult
er, no delivery. Where delivery is
made or sold on credit, an addition-
1 charge may be allowed to cover
"On sales of sugar at thepresent
time, do not sell any individual or
party a larger supply than will meet
their immediate demands. Every one
is entitled to a supply for their im
mediate needs and no more.
"Urge your customers to use home
grown fruit as much as possible.
The using of fruits will encourage
holders of apples and such to market
hem locally, for home use.
"The State Council of Defense, al
so the State Fuel commission have
urged the merchants to arrange to
close their places of business at G
o'clock p. m., thereby conserving
fuel and light and reducing ex
penses in that line.
"Some inquiries have come to me
asking if parties will be allowed the
same privilege of slaughtering hogs
as usual in providing their supply
of meats for the future. Yes, this
n no way will be considered as
"We invite inquiries on any sub-
ect in the food line, and all will re
ceive prompt attention. What is
needed is conservation in all lines of
food stuffs, and each and everyone
will have a plenty if it is practiced.
Use substitutes wherever possible in
the food supply, especially in flour.
sugar, meats and fats. Urge your cus-
omers to substitute where ever pos
sible, instead of these articles.
"W. B. BANNING."
SELLS A DODGE SEDAN CAR.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening John F. Gorder de
parted for Xebraska City, where he
went for a Dodge Brothers Sedan car.
and drove the same home, which he
had sold yesterday to Eddie Todd
Russell Todd had owned a Ford Se
dan, which has pleased him so well
that Eddie thought there was a good
deal of comfort for the cold weather
in the enclosed car, and so purchas
ed one of that style. The Dodge
Brothers car is one of the best makes
and with the added comfort of the
enclosed body makes it a much more
desirable car than otherwise.
BUYS A DODGE TOURING CAR.
From Frtflnv'f TVniy.
Lloyd Gapen buys today a new car
this time a Dodge Brothers car
getting It through the John F. Gord
er agency. llr. Gapen has had a
small car heretofore, and thought
that he would own and drive
larger one, and in looking around
found as tiiatiy good points in the
Dddjra ISrothars a6 any be could find
and with a few points which did not
appeal to him. and so took the Dodge
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1918.
JURORS FOR NEXT
From Friday's nan.
From theylrst of citizens selected
by the county commissioners yester
day, and certified to the Clerk of the
District court, and by he and the
sheriff, the jurors drawn tor the
coming term of court, the following
were the ones selected.
.1. C. Lomeyer, John Rouih, Charles
Murphey, W. J. Hobson. Julius Ilil-
flicker, J. Johnason, L. CI. Todd.
Charles Vonscoye, E. L. Harris, E. C.
Gibberson, C. T. Peacock. . George
A. 1 W lt 1
er, George Hansen, Edward Doran,
J. D. Cross, John M. Chall'ant jr..
W. J. Alt house. W.
Walter J. Clouse. A.
Leach, li. F. Dale.
W Xorris. Ed.
TWO BIRTHDAY PARTIES IN ONE.
From Friflay' Dally.
Grandma Beeson was S2 years of
age n few days since, and very grac
iously awaited until yesterday that
she could celebrate hor eighty-second
birthday on the same day that
her grand daughter Miss Elizabeth,
celebrated her eighteenth. Mrs. A.
J. Beeson, the mother of th young
lady had prpared the one o'clock din-
nr with fourteen covers being laid,
for the three course luncheon, which
was a part of the occasion. Games
and music was indulged in by the
merry crowd who gathered for the
occasion. Many useful and beautiful
remembrances were given, and good
wishes exteiided to the two 'ladies
whose birthdays were being celebrat-
l. A large box coming from Grand
pa Morgan Weybright, from Los
Angeles, California, was one of the
pretty features of the affair, for it
contained also remembrances for the
other members of the family as well
as for Miss Elizabeth.
HERE FROM NEHAWKA.
From FrMay' Dally.
J. A. Doughty, fronj Xehawka, was
n the city for a few hours today.
driving up from his home in the auto.
nd to be sure, while here paid this
office a pleasant call. Mr. and Mrs.
Doughty just returned home last Fri-
ay from a seven weeks visit back
n their old home in Ohio and Vir-
inia. They spent some time with
friends and relatives in East Liver
pool, Ohio, and Wheeling. West Va.,
also in Pennsylvania. This being
heir first visit back to the old home
for twenty-three years it certainly
made a very pleasant trip. Mr.
Doughty tells us that the changes in
he surroundings of his early boy-
lood were truly wonderful, but the
greatest advance was in the public
highways, most all of which are eith
er paved or macadimized. and makes
traveling a great pleasure.
FEEDING THE MASONIC HOME.
The Masonic Home for the Ne
braska jurisdiction which is located
n this city is a source of a good
deal of business for the merchants
here. While they do not get all the
business which is necessary for Uhe
lome, for in many things it is the
nterest of the institution to buy in
wholesale quantities. During the
past month alone the meat bill at one
place was $167.GJ, showing that this
tern alone is considerable and that
the ones who make their home at
this institution,' are supplied with
plenty to eat, as well as other com
forts which -go to make the life of
he ones there, pleasant and com
fortable. This institution of the liv
ing example of the charitable teach
ings of this noble order.
W. A. ROBERTSON APPOINTED
FOR FOOD COMMISSIONER
Will A. Robertson of this city has
been appointed the food commission
er for Plattsmouth and with the in
structions of the county commission
of which W. B. Banning is the chair
man, has authority to publish the
prices at which a number of the es
sentials of the living should be sold.
In another column will be published
what the prices are to be as well as
the quantities which' can be pur
chased of the various articles. This
Is a matter which the merchants and
the consumer should both scan close
ly, and know for a certainty what
are the prices which the government
has seen fit to place and the
amounts in which these articles can
Robert Walling" 'as a visitor, in
Omaha this afternoon, where he is
looking after some business.
KELLY FOX AT
AN EARLY HOUR
APPARENTLY PASStli AWAi ASi
HE SLEPT AT NEARLY
IN USUAL HEALTH LAST NIGHT
Was Once Postmaster, County Treas
urer and Otherwise Connected
in Affairs of Community
From Satnrtlay's Daily.
William Kelly Fox, born June 14,
1SG1 and who has lived here since
1S71, died at his hunic in this city
this morning at about fifteen min
utes ot six o clock. For some time
past Mr. Fox had not been feeling
any too well but he seldom com
plained and with the aid or a strong
constitution he kept up and going,
even though he did not feel like it
all the time. Yesterday he was no
better nor no worse than tor :-ome
time piist. and last evening he was
down town, making his customary
visit with the boys at the Elks home,
where he remained until nearly 11
o'clock. He then went home and
retired for the night, sleeping peace
ably until 4he tiiread of life broke
and the end came this morning.
Mr. Iox came to this city with his
parents in 1S71. and lias since, made
this his home. In October ISSo. he
was married to .Miss Knapp, aim to
this union three children were born,
two girls and one boy. The eldest,
Mrs. Eva Salmon, of Port hind. Wash
ington, and Mr. W. K. Fox. Jr.. are
the surviving ones, the younger
daughter. Mist; Jessie- Fox, having
died .ncme three years- ago. "
Mr. Fox has always led -ait active
life in our 'midst. In 1SS8 he vas
elected as city clerk, succeeding him
self to that o.'iic two 'more ' terms,
making in all three terms. In ISO 4
he was appointed postmaster, serving
for on trni. after which he becam
a clerk in t he county treasurer's of
fice for four years. Later he was
deputy county treasurer for the fame
length of time and was themeleeted
to fill this responsible position him
self. In this capacity he served the
county for five years the length of
term being changed during the time
he held office. During the past year
Mr. Fo?: had not been doing any
thing, as his condition of health has
been such as to prohibit engaging in
Win. Kelley Fox was a member of
the Royal Arcanum, the A. O. U. W.
and the li. 1 O. E. Through his
holding ollice he became .acquainted
with largo numbers of people from
over (.'ass county and everyone who
knew him was glad to count him
friend for that he was indeed.
BUYS A NEW DODGE BROS. CAR.
Frnm Friday's Daily.
Guy Kisyr, who has had a car for
some time, and has been in the mar
ket for a larger car, than the one
which he has been owning and driv
ing, purchased a new Dodge P.rothcrs
.touring car, of John F. Gorder and
traded his used car in on the pur
chase of the new one.
Mr. Kiser will be well pleased with
the new car, and will make good use
of it as he has of the one which he
has owned heretofore.
CASHED $60 WORTH OF CHECKS
Frn'n S.h turd- y's Pally..
It seems that a number of our
business men have been victimized
by a bogus or forged check stunt al
leged to have been pulled off by a
farm hand by the name of Walter
Davis who has been working for
Henry Ileil.- According to reports.
Davis cashed checks amounting al
together to $60 in Weeping Water
one day shortly before Christmas
The name of Henry Heil was signed
to the checks, but Mr. Heil says he
did not do the signing and now that
Davis has pulled out and left the
country our business men are evi
dently holding the sack.
Bank detective agencies will brinff
the trian to .justioe sooner or later--
Weeping. Water Republican- ..
Subscribe iot the Journal.
COMES HERE FOR CATTLE.
From Fri'lny's Daily.
Mrs. Oliver Vinter of Stanton ar
rived in this city today over the mor
ning Missouri Pacific, and went to
view the herd of Red Polled cattle
of Luke L. Wiles. Xot finding Mr.
Wiles at home, he being called to
Omaha this morning on some busi
ness, he returned to town and await
ed his return. When he returned
they went immediately to the farm
of Mr. Wiles, and selected a young
bull for the herd which Mr. Yinter
maintains at his ranch near Stanton.
VISIT MR. LAND IN HOSPITAL.
FrfTn FrtilaVjj iailv
Watson Long and wife from west
of Mynard were visitors in Omaha to
day, iioins on the early morning
train, where they go to visit at the
hospital where Charles Land is. who
some time suffered blood poisoning
from an injury which he received
while picking corn here some time
HELPING WIN THE WAR.
Fmm Fri'laVs Daily.
R. . Pollard, the fine Hampshire
swine man, from Xehawka. was in
he city for a few hours Thursday,
and was in the hog business clear up
o his eyes. He is a member of the
Xational Defense Council and has
been assigned to the increasing of
he production of swine in the state.
and his territory extends over ("ass
and Otoe Counties. Mr. Pollard is
a breeder of the Hampshire breed,
and was here also in the interests of
his sale that will be held at his place
near Xehawka. on Feb. flth. at which
ime he will offer sixty head of fine
bred sows in the ring. He drove
from here to Louisville in the after
PRESENTS SERVICE FLAG.
Pr"m Frlny'"- Tjly
Jesse R. Perry president of the
Young Men's Rible Class of the
Methoditd chtirclr. presented the class
with a service flag, having one- star
for: each of the members - who had
gone to- the service of the United
States, which was then sixteen, and
since that time there has been two
more which. will require-two more
tars to be added. '
HAD TO TAKE A DAY OFF.
From faturTav"3 Daily.
The stork came last evening to the
home o Mr, and Mrs. Peter Roucka,
caving the laintist little girl baby
for their care and protection. The
household is happy over the .event,
and no one would mistake the joy
as k shone from the face of the
happy father, . as he was pn ; the
street this morning. The mother
and little one are doing nicely and
Peter, well he .will . pull through all
WILL MAKE HOME HERE.
From .Saturday's Pally.
Mrs. Cyress Cowles arrived home
this morn In c: from" Seranton." Pa..
Where she has been visiting for some
time, and was accompanied bv a son
from that place, where she has
been making her home. .Mrs. Cowles
who is well advanced in vears. will
make her home with her daughter
and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Inez Sten-
ner and Mrs. Alice Cowles this
winter. ' :
The Federal Reserve
System Helps You
It was created primarily-1-
To help the business men and farmers;
To provide plenty of currency at all times;
C5To effect a steadier supply of credit.
The system merits the support of all good citi
zens; it must have yours in Order to reach its full
You can secure the benefits of this great system
. First National;. Bank
Send for Booklet, f'How Does It Benefit Me?
LINES PLAN OF
R R. CONTROL
URGES CONGRESS TO APPRO
PRIATE FUNDS FOR MAIN
WANTS OWNERS PROTECTED
Explains the Necessity of Assuming
Charge of Railroads Before a
Joint Session Yesterday.
Washington, Jan. 4. President
Wilson laid before congress today
his recommendations for legislation
to carry out the government opera
tion of railroads and administration
Gills to that purpose were introduc
ed immediately in both houses.
While the president, in his address
laid stress upon the importance of
property preserving the properties
for their return, the administration
bill specifically provides that gov
ernment control shall obtain through
out the war and "until congress i-h:tll
thereafter order otherwise."
Many government officials ami
railroad men made no concealment
of their belief that the railways nev
er will return to private hands.
The president's program, besides
calling for a .100,000.o'0 appropria
tion to be used as "revolving" fund
with railroad income for operation
and maintenance, calls for compen
sation to the roads at the rate of
their net operating income for the
last three fiscal years. Any defici
encies would be paid out of the
$.-.00,000,000 fund and meanwhile
no railroad may increase its divid
ends, roads that have skipped pay
ing dividends may resume with rates
fixed by the president.
One section of the iror.osed law.
considered very significant, l;:ys a
heavy penalty on anyone who impedes
"possession, use. operation or con
trol" of the roads. It is regarded as
precluding a strike.
All new railroad financing would
be under the nproval of the president
and the government would be auth
orized to support railroad credit by
buying railway securities and hold
ing them for better markets.
All advances of money to the roads
or expenditures for betterment would
be reimbursable to the government.
. In the house the bill was intro
duced by Chairman Sims of the in
terstate commerce committee, which
will meet Monday to consider it.
In the senate it was introduced by
Senator Smith of South Carolina and
will be considered by the senate
committee also on Monday.
Mrs. Edna I)eir?on and Mrs. Henry
Robertson were passengers to Omaha
this afternoon, where they are look
ing after some business for the day.
Leonard Jay who is employed in
the Western Machine and Foundry
Company departed this afternoon for
Omaha where he is going to do a
piece of work for the company.
and at the same time assist di
rectly in developing it by depos
iting your money with us.
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