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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 19, 1918)
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1918.
TWO QUOTAS OF
AN EVEN HALF DOZEN GO TO
KANSAS CITY WHILE SIX ARE
SENT TO LINCOLN.
WILL TAKE SPECIAL TRAINING
At Each Place. The Crowd For K.
C. For Auto Only. Number
Of Trades At Lincoln.
Prom Thursday's Daily.
Today witnessed the departure of
twelve more of the young men of
tin's county to the training camps,
Vvhero they are to receive special
training for service with the govern
Ttnnt in the present war. There
vcre six each of the School at Kan
sas 'Mty and for the various indus-
ti.es which the government require j
departed llus mornins ior ivansas
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i unit wriii uiri iiif ,iiiuuii i u-
erne anu are compo.eu as ioiiows:
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John Weber. Carl Droege. Klwood :
Buttery 'and Henry Roman all of
this city and Clarence Heebner of
enawKa. anu jiearie canning oi
Kasle. In the afternoon the boys
who departed for Lincoln were:
Frank Turner Marshall, Platts
mouth ; James K. Jordan, Platts
mouth; Earl A. Mayfield, Louisville,
Harvey E. Kuiss and Clyde Ralph
Kennedy of Murray and James E.
Shreve of Elm wood. The men who
go to Lincoln will cover a number
of different trades while those to
Kansas City will only cover the one
of auto mechanics.
, At the Missouri Pacific,
A large crowd gathered to see the
six boys depart who go to the school
at Kansas City, where they are to
ttuJy auto machanics. under the
government for service in the war.
Friends cf the boys waved good
byes as the train pulled away, and
there was somewhat of feeling ex
hibited as the partings were given.
The bovs besides serving their coun- 2,1,1 uaugnier nts r.mm ueparieu
try will be ficouiring a good know- I for Kansas City, where they will se
ledge of the automobile business. i c"re rooms in the neighborhood of
Goes .Via the Burlington. the mion station there, and will
At three twmtv this afternoon i awt uijtil the soldiers from Camp
ju. t ps we are going to press, the ! -'ody arrive on their way to Camp
bnvs departed for Lincoln, and were j Merritt. N. J.. where it is supposed
greeted bv a larze crowd of people in the near future,
.nt tho rtnrlir.irtnn station on their : Those who formerly departed from
departure all wishing them the good
byes and good success, and added
interest to t"he parting, which was
not coupled with the marked sad
ness of some on account of the real
ination that they were near here
when they can cc.me home and see
their friends a number of times
probably before their real departure.
MARRIED AT TEE CHURCH.
Frnm Saturday's lmily.
Last evening Harold 11. Real and
Miss Harriet E. Hallas, securing a
marriage license quietly proceeded
t othe Holy Roary church where
they were united in marriage by the
Rev. J. Vlcek. in the presence of
but a few friends
but a little while later for a trip,
and will be away for a short time, .
after wfiich they will make their
home in this city. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Hallas. and is a very esteemable
young lady, having graduated from
the IMattsmouth High school, and
has a host of friends in and about
this city. Harry Real 13 one of the
excellent young men of this city, an
employe of the Burlington in the
capacity cf a switchman. Both the
bride and grcorn are excellent j-oung
people having many admiring friends
with whom the Journal joins in ex
tending congratulations and best
wishes for the happiness and pros
perity in this life.
From Saturday's I ia.il v.
"In preparation, for the contem-
Plated exten-icn cfiraft as;es. Gov-ito
ernor Keith Neville has issued a
bulletin to all local boards request
ing them to recure the services of
voluntary registrars in every voting
precinct in the State. Nebraska has
achieved a very enviable record in
the administration of the selective
service law. Nebraskans have given
freely of their time In the transac-
tion of this work. In the 1917 reg
istration, volunteer registers were
secured for the past majority of
counties. In Omaha, 400 registrars
volunteered their services. The reg
istration in that city of 20,000 men
cost the federal government only
$9.4S. The record attained In
of the rural districts of Nebraska
has been equally as good and in
some ca?es. better. The 191S reg
istration was handled with no ex
pense to the federal government.
It is Governor Neville's desire that
the titantic task of conducting the
proposed new registration be accom
plished with as little expense to the
government as possible. He is. con
sequently, calling upon patriotic Ne-
braskans to communicate with the
Local Board having jurisdiction over
their territory, offering their ser
vices on registration day."
HAD GREAT TIME IN THE WEST
I'rom Saturday's Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Raw Is return
ed last evening from a ten days trip
in the great northwest, where they
stayed at Lewistown. Mont., and it is led over the continent, and under the
great, one could almost see the! ocean, the tidinsrs of the death of
grCatness in their description of the
i places there Last Tuesday you will
n,melI,i)Pr i,ow hot if was i1P,P thpv
had a good sousing frost there. How
it vvould have seemed here to have
ra:, out anu see the ground and out
door things all covered with frost,
They found the boys and their fam-
uiVa nil won rind pntnvine- lifp to ttm
full. The air had that crispness
which comes to this climate in the
fall "When the frost Is on the
pumpkin, and the fodder's in the
shock." that makes life there worth
the living. Glen expects to go to
the army about the fifteenth of Sep
tember, while Joe will enlist as soon
as the opportunity presents itself.
Noel cannot go on . account of his
feet, though much he would like to
enter the service. Mr. Rawls and
wifa were pleased to get back home
after their trip in the west where
they spent the time at Lewistown,
WILL ENDEAVOR TO
SEE THEIR SON
From Saturday's Pally.
Last evening C. Walfroth,
: i i t T" .1 a i
! Camp Cody for the foreign field.
, passed through Kansas City, and
; were allowed to stop at that place
1 for two hours. Carl Walforth who
nas ueen at i oay ior a year, is ex- j
pecieu to ue among me soiuiers, anu
it is their intention to get to see
' their son and brother when he pass
es through if possible. They will
have to watch every train but the
reward of seeing him, will be worth
the trouble. We hope they will be
BROTHER HAS BIG LOSS.
From Saturday's Pally.
A fire a few days since at Cres
ton. Iowa, in a garage, which not
only consumed the place but the
one next to it, entailing an entire
loss with the exception of two books
for a man named Mose Hurst, a
brother of Mrs. Ben Hankinson of
this city. Mr. Hurst's loss was
something over $C,000.00.
BEN BECKMAN LITTLE BETTER
From Saturday's Pailv.
A. T. Willum, and R. U. Willums
formerly living near Murray, but for
the past twenty-years making- their
home at Norfolk, arrived In the city
this morning coming to visit with
Jacob and Con Benger, and to visit
also with Uncle Ben Beckman. who
has been very sick but who is re
ported better at this time.
The Joy of Living.
To enjoy life we must have good
heaitn. m one can rwmu,, uupc
get much real pleasure out of life
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when his bowels are clogged a good
share of the time and the poisons
that should be expelled are absorbed
Into the system, producing headache
and indigestion. A few- doses of
Chamberlain's Tablets will move the
bowels, strengthen the digestion and
give you a chance to realize the real
' Joy of living. Try It
EDDIE C. RIP
PLE. JR.. DIES
Forms Squad Here Who Join Rain-
Eow Division at Glenwood, la.,
ALSO WOUNDED THIS SPRING
He Had Returned to His Com
pany but a Short Time Before
His Death "Was Expert
From Thursday's Daily.
A few days since the wires flash-
Edward C. Ripple, jr.. of this citv.
a royai good fellow and a friend and
favorite of all. Eddie Rippie was
killed in battle on the western front.
and died fighting, doing what he
could for the country he loved, and
for which he was living.
Eddie Ripple was the leader of the
?ight boys who went from here to
Glen wood where they joined the col
ors last year.
Edward C. Ripple was born on the
rst l,ay of Ma-V 1S94- at Louisville,
Nebr., this county, and was a pro
duct of Cass county, and was killed
in action in France. July 2Sth. 191S.
He was twenty-four years, two
Edward C. Ripple, Jr.
The Latest Photograph of Eddie
Ripple, taken in New York, just
before he sailed for France.
months and eighteen days old, and
was the only child of his father, Ed
ward Ripple, of this city, although
he has a half-brother and a half
sister, Mrs. May Odell Lee. of Ford,
Kansas, and Frank Cheval, of this
city. Eddie, as he was known, with
his parents, went to Oklahoma, in
1906 when he was twelve years old.
There he became acquainted with
Earl Murray, they becoming as broth
ers, attached to each other with a
friendship that lasted through life.
Early in the spring of 1913 the Rip
ple family moved to Plattsmouth,
where Eddie engaged in work in
the Burlington shops, where he con
tinued to work until his enlistment
which was April 9th, 1917.
While working in the Burlington
shops, he went with the seven other
boys from here to Glenwood, Iowa,
where he enlisted in the service of
his country, having interested all the
other young men in the great cause.
Those to enlist were Edward Ripple,
Earl L. Murray, Ralph Lair, Hugh
Kearns, Tex. Wilson, George Kearns,
Ralph Allen and William Huffman,
making eight in all. These young
men have remained together during
all the time, have not been separ-
5 ri -3
ated so but they could communicate
during the entire time. Mr. Ripple
and Earl Murray have been bunk
mates in the camps ever since arriv
ing on the soil of France.
In joining the Iowa National
Guards they became members of the
'.Ul Iowa Regiment, but they were
taken over into the National Army,
and they became members of the
IGSth l S. Infantry, and of the
Famous Raibow Division, which has
done so much of the liard fisrhtintri
Earl L. Murray Mr. Ripple formed a
fast friendship, like that of "Jona
than and David," they were not sep-
araieu, except wiring uie time wnen
Mr. Ripple was in the hospital dur-
ing the period alter his wound in the
spring, and Earl had to be on the
fighting line. The wound Eddie re -
ceived was an injury to one of his'
legs from a Shrapnel, from which he
had just recovered when he went
back to the front. While he
not much of a shot at the time
of his enlistment, he soon picked up ,
the art of markmanship. and became
an expert rifleman, and was con
sidered one of the best long distance
shots in the service. He was em
ployed to pick snipers out of faraway
posts, whre the were harrassing the
lllied line. :
Th.e message announcing the
leath was received at five o'clock
last Saturday evening. August 10th,
and reads as follows :
Washington. D. ('., Aug. 10.
Cdward C. Ripple, sr.
Regret to inform you that Pri
vate Edward C. Ripple, jr.. Infantry,
is officially reported as killed in ac
tion July twenty-eighth.
.McCain. Adjutant General.
It was only a week since letters
came telling of the doings of the
lads in France, arlin that arrival
of mail there were tive from Eddie,
to his parents and friends, all telling
of good spirits and encouragemnt,
also of the times which they were
having, and carrying with them an
air optomism. lie also told of the
times when they would return to
their native land in the near future,
all of which was followed by "the
sad news of his death.
'Eddie Ripple has received a decor
ation for being over seas for over
six months, and also for having gone
over the top six times, which looks
to us like an ecxelient. record.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the many kind
friends for the numerous expressions
of sympathy, for the many kind
words, jn this our hour of bereave
ment, in the loss of our darling son,
who gave his life for others both at
home and in France.
MR. ANR MRS EDWARD C.
MRS. MARY ODELL LEE.
HOLD YOUR LIBERTY BONDS.
From Saturday's Daily.
Lincoln, Nebr., Aug. 13. 191S.
Mr. C. C. Wescott,
Dear Mr. Chairman:
It has been brought to our atten
tion that a great deal of traffic is
being carried on in Liberty Bonds; ; Qf tie instructors in the blacksmith
that stock selling corporations are . jnjr department of the training ser
accepting them in exchange for stock ( vice. Last evening a number of his
certificates and that merchants and , many friends gathered at his home
others are receiving Liberty Bonds jn this city and made the 'welkin
in exchange for merchandise. This ring until the wee small hours and
practice should . he promptly dis-
couraged and it should be made
quite clear that commercial organ
izations encouraging this practice
and individuals accepting it will, if
they continue, expose themselves to
It should be the duty of the Coun
ty Councils of Defense to give the
widest circulation to this request
and where there does not se?m to
be a willingness to comply, they
should take such action as the cir-
cumstances warrant and whenever
the cooperation or assistance of the
State body is desired, it will be
Very truly yours,
ROBT. M. JOYCE,
Bulletin No. 125. Chairman.
Miss Mathilda Soennichsen is
spending her two weeks vacation
visiting friends and attending to
j some business matters In Chicago.
N BY AUTO
Niece of Ted Barrows of Murray.
Was Skating With Roller
LITTLE HARRIET BARROWS OF
OrdAiiA KAN OVER BY AUTO.
nimmnu in nimrn nrnriurn
UJtO ttM UUMld nLUtlVtU
j From Saturday's Daily
inursuay evening while playing
with otn,r children near her home
at tho vicinity of Ft. Omaha little
. - J T I A. T- J -
.u'ar namei narrows, oaugn-
ter of Harry Harrows who is an
engineer running out of Omaha, she
was run over by an automobile driv
en by Grace Snyder of Omaha. All
that was possible was done for the
little one, who was run over, the
wheels of the car passing over her
chest and breaking a number of
rihs. crushing her bady, as she
died yesterday morning at about
ten o'clock. The mother was
at the time in a hospital but
while sick would remain in bed but
get out of her bed and went to the
side of the little one. The young
woman who ran over the child was
wild with grief at the result of her
act. The little child is a niece of
Ted Barrows of Murray, the father
and he being brothers.
ON THEIR WAY OVER NOW.
From Saturday's Daily
A card from Iouis Rothman tells
of his going to sail for the other
side seme days since, was reecived
here, yesterday, by his parents, who
shall expect to hear of his arrival
on the other side "in due time. Mr.
Rothman was with the contingent
which went from Camp Dodge, and
where were many boys from this
town there being about fourteen
from this city in the fifty-eight
which went from this county. Most
of who had departed from Camp
Dodge some two weeks since, al
though Carl Schmidtmann was still
at the camp a few days since.
THOUGHT IT WAS AN AIRSHIP.
From Saturday's Daily.
Fred Ramge, V. T. Arn and Dick
Young are responsible for a story
regarding an airship which. they
thought was passing over this city
the other night. Dec saw something
which he thought was an airship,
and in the dim and insufficient light,
he was puzzled. Still thinking that
it was such a ship it would be bet
ter to get into connection with the
Home Guards, and so notified Pri
vate V. T. Arm, who responded in
stantly, and with a clearer vision
he soon discovered the thing which
had puzzled 'Doc' Young was the
American flag floating from the
RETURNS TO THE SERVICE.
From Thursday's Daily.
This evening on train two of the
Burlington, George McDaniels de
parts for the Great Lakes, where
he is stationed in the navy, and one
rent their friend away knov.ir.g
j that he has many friends here who
are wishing him god speed in his ef
forts for the country for which he
is offering his service.
Mrs. Barns' Letter.
Here is a letter that Is certain to
prove of interest to people in this vi
cinity, as cases of this sort occur in
almost every neighborhood, and peo
ple should know" what to do in like
Savannah, Mo., Oct. 12, 1916.
"I used a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy about
nine years ago and U cured me of
flux (dysentery). I had another at
lack of the same compia'nt Boine
three or four years ago and a few
dose3 of this remedy cured me. 1
haves recommended Chair, nerlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy to doz
ens of people since I first used It.
IS AFTER THE LAW BREAKERS
From Saturday's Daily.
Chief of Police Barclay is after
the violators of the law, and ordi
nances regarding the negligence re
garding the lights on their cars, and
the non compliances to that law
which forbids speeding. .The other
night a car shot across the street,
without any notification, and the
chief was after him in an instant.
You who have been in the habit of
scooting at an unmeasured pace,
better temper your gait and save
WERE MARRIED BY THE JUDGE.
From Saturday's Pail.
Yesterday Christ E. Wahl, of
Council Bluffs and Mrs. Edna Wahl
of Michigan, came to this city and
securing a license were united in
marriage by the Judge. Mrs. Wahl
was a divorced wife of a brother of
the groom, and has been separated
from the former husband for some
time, and it is hoped that this union
may prove more agreeable than the
HOME FROM LONG TRIP.
From Thursday's Paily
Will Troop and Reynard Kettel-
hut were in the city this morning
looking after sOme business for a
few hours, and have just returned
this morning from a trip to Sioux
City in the north, then going west
passing through Norfolk, and west
erly with a little south decline, un
til they struck the western portion
of the state in Keith county, then
to Perkins county, stopping at
Grant, then on south to Cambridge,
and visiting many places and peo
ple whom they l new. Starting back
from Cambridge, they were compell
ed to start in a rain. They travel
ed in the rain the entire way to
Lincoln, and in a sprinkle until they
arrived at Weeping Water this mor
nings RETURNS FROM LONG TRIP.
From Thursday's Daily.
C. M. Manners and wife with their
children, Herold and Josephine, re
turned yesterday from a trip, which
included much territory in the
northern and middle portion of the
state, and where they visited with
many people and many places. They
first went from here to Wayne,
where they visited and then spent
some time with friends in Carroll.
They stayed here for some time, then
going west and finally south, arriv
ing at Grand Island, where ' they
visited at the home of John Man
ners and wife, he being a brother of
C. M. Manners. Here they had a
good time visiting but found things
very dry. for at that place and Co
lumbus which is east of there they
were chitting their corn with har
vesters and binding the fodder, it
being only about three feet high.
Banding By ail
adds hours to your day!
You can do much on your farm while your
deposits are being safely carried to us by the
After your day's work is done, sit down to
the table and "do your banking" endorse
checks you have received ' during the day,
ready to be mailed to us in the morning. It
gives you the use of this money at once.
You always have the right change too,
when you handle your financial affairs the
Checking Account Way.
First National Bank
GALL YOUNG IN
ALL WHO HAVE COME OF THE
AGE OF TWENTY-ONE MUST
REGISTER AUGUST 24TH.
ORDERS FROM GOVERNMENT
Message Received From Governor
Neville Calling For Ob
servance. From Thursday's Pally.
The local board here has received
the following telegram from Gover
nor Neville of Lincoln, calling at
tention to the matter:
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 14.
Local Board, Plattsmouth, Neb.,
Every man who since June 5th,
1918, has attained his twenty-first
birthday, must register with nis lo
cal board on August 24th, 191S.
Registration regulations will gov
ern this registration. Bulletin of
details explanation follows. Give
widest possible publicity to this reg-
stration immediately. (Signed).
This matter has been talked much
about and most people should be in
somewhat of touch with the matter
for it has been expected, and nor
s here. Since the time of the reg
istration in June, the number can
not be very large, but a number
here and more there and scattered
over the county will make a large
number when all collected together,
should make about one hundred and
twenty-five to one hundred and thir-
More in detail will be published
soon touching upon the registration
hut this will be notice to all who are
attaining their twenty-first birthday
prior to the 24th of August to come
NOW CAPTAIN WHITACRE.
From Saturday's Pally.
The many friends of Mrs. Flossie
B. Whitacre will be pleased to learn
that she has received the informa
tion that Lieutenant "Whitacre has
been appointed Captain. Captain
Whitacre is now stationed in France
nd Mrs. Whitacre is spending the
summer with her mother at Hast
ings. Mrs. Whitacre expects to re
sume her duties as instructor this
This ailment Is usualy caused by
rheumatism of the muscles. All that
is needed is absolute rest and a few
applications of Chamberlain's Lini
ment. Try it.
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