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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUAIL7 20, 1919.
ING IN FRANCE
RALPH SPAHNI WENT OVER THE
TOP SEVERAL TIMES AND
LIVED WITH MASK ON
SAYS YANKS GREAT FIGHTERS
And Every Branch of Service Repre
sented Overseas is Entitled to
Equal Credit for Victory
From Monday's Dally.
The following letter from Ralph L.
Spahni. who entered the service some
pood while ago as a fireman in the
railroad operating corps, and who la
ter was transferred to the brakeing
department of the train service, has
l.'T-n received by a friend here. Mr.
Spahni complains of only bavin?
seen one Plattsmouth boyjn France,
be being Frank Schuldice. who is in
the same company, but through the
exigencies of railroad work separat
ing the company, ihe two do not see
each other very frequently.
Mr. Spahni does not know when
he will get to come home, but expects
to get to leave any time now. al
though he admits he might have to
remain for a long time yet to aid
with construction work. Here is the
letter he lias written to a friend in
A. H. France. Jan. 22.
I received your letter and sure was
glad to hear from you. I have not
bad much time, and have not been
cble to answer as soon as I should
have liked, though, believe me, I ap
preciate getting your letter.
I do not think it will be much
lorger row. until we will be on our
way home, and let me tell you that
will be a day I will r.ever forget, for
we have sure been on the go from
the time we left the good old I". S.
A. until about two months ago. and
Lam certain we did 'our bit." We;
are working on the East railroad at
present. I was firing-for a while. ff rocks for no other purpose than
but aked for a transfer and am uow!'iat cf destruction.
engaged in braking. I can tell you
that that has firing beat a country
I never get to see any of thehoys
from Plattsmouth over here. I bet
when I get back home they will all
tell me how they went over the tcp.
for the Yar.ks are surely the fighters
of the world and they have proven
this to all nations. While they have
all done their portion and done it !
. well, they are like the other depart-'
ments and are worthy-, of the best
credit, for in no branch of service nor
at no itme while the figfhing con-
tinned could one be assured of safety j
of life or limb. In the transports-,
tion department I myself have been j
over the top a number of times, and
have had my gas mask on as many'ians of each of the little folks' so
times and as long as any onP.
well, one rust had to do it, for this
I assure vou. has been a real war. ,
and no mistaking it. There is no
one but who has done his bit and
that willinglv. though sometimes it
seemed a bit hard, but as it was our,
wa h.,. tn do it however1
difficult it might be.
While Frank Schuldice is in the
same companv with myself. I seldom
see him. We sure have had some,
good old times here, but not like wej
have in the states. Say if I stayed
in France for say fifty years, then Ij
1. , . nM. n nnilarcl'itirl Pronpll
"--"- l" '
but I do not know now niuen longer
it might take before I would be able
to speaK tne language. 11 is worse
than algebra or calculus, but you
would die to hear them talking over
the phone, for they talk just like
Well. Mr. Briggs. when I get home
I will tell you all about my trip over
here and the things which I have
peen and times I have had. I think
Ivill enjoy the trip home better than
I did the one over, for you fee I will
be going in another direction back
to the good old I S. A. and old
Plattsmouth by and by. Give my re -
Sards to all and ten tne boys neiio
for me. and be sure and answer soon.
RALPH R. SPAHNI.
8th Co., Transportation Cps.,
A. . P.. France.
A BIRTHDAY PARTY.
Prom Monday's Daily.
Just as we go to press the news
rolls around to us that there is a
birthday party at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Luther Tnrner. in honor
of their daughter, Correne. who is
9 years old today. Mrs. Turner had
invited Mesdames.Ben Turner, C. A.
Robeson. Henry Hesse, and James
Kykendall and their children to help
little iss Correne celebrate the
event. The ladies did the serving
and the little folks did justice to
the "eats". They all seemed to be
in the best of spirits and were doing
their best to let Miss Correne know
they were Mire enjoying the occa
FOR BOYS WHO USE
SHALL ARMS HERE
IS UNLAWFUL TO CARRY OR TO
SHOOT ANY SORT OF GUN
WITHIN THE CITY
Some Destruction Has Been Wrought
Already and Police Decree
From Monday's Dally.
The habit of carrying small cali
bre puns, and firing them in the cor
porate limits of the city is a very
dangerous practice, and one which is
liable to injure some one severely.
considerable destruction of prop
er! v has already been caused by the
practice, which must be stopped at
once, the police decree, under pen
alt v of heavv fines.
At St. ra til's Episcopal church a
number of panes of glass have been
broken by some miscreant shooting !
through, them with a 22 rifle, while
at the greenhouse the same condi
tions prevail, only a part of the glass
there has been broken by boys throw-
ing rocks at it, as well as a part of
the damage being done by shots from
The guilty parties, whoever they
are. win soon find that people win
not stand for this reckless use of
-rearms and the deliberate throwing
The police are after the ones who
have committed these depredations
and when they are apprehended, as
they are sure to be if they continue
the practice, they will be dealt with
very severely. x
The officers have a pretty good
idea of who has been doing the dam-
age and are watching closely
-pry c ATCTT Y FNTERTArNFD
AT THE BEGLEY HOME
From .Monday's Dalt.v.
The Wah-wah-tay-see Blue Birds
entertained the Toka Blue Birds at
the home of Mrs. James Regley last
Saturday evenin.g also the guard-
cieties. I here were tnirty-nve cr
the members of both organizations
present and the evening was a most
enjoyable one for them all. The
ttle folks all came in mask, and
for this feature' of the evening two
es were given, one for the
Pettiest costume, this prize being
captured by Little Miss Edith Quin
ton. the prize offered for the cutest
Vi T :4l Tkftln..
IKrnplilpr Refreshments -were sprv-
ed. The occasion being the birth-
day anniversary of their little host
ess. Miss Violet Begley. the party
was given in honor of this occasion
as weIL and the refreshment table
carried the large birthday cake pre-
ed by Mrg Begley
LOSES SON IN BATTLE
IN FRANCE OCTOBER 24
From Tuesday's Dally. ,
W. W. Tunnison, who is employed
by the Missouri Pacific railway com
pany at Sweetsprings. Mo., arrived
in Plattsmouth this morning, enroute
to his home at Malvern, Iowa, where
ne will visit for some time, as Mrs.
, Tunnison is not feeling very well,
J Mr. Tunnison was telling us of
Jthe death of their only son. Julius
Tunnison. who was killed in action
in France on October 24th. The
young man will be remembered as
having lived in this city some years
ago, when his parents made their
TO SEE WORLD
TO STATE INSTITUTE AT GLEN
WOOD. FROM WHICH THEY
HAD JUST ESCAPED.
ARE EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE
Ella Newton and Marie AlJen Are
Picked Up Here This Morn
ing by the Sheriff.
From Monday's Dally.
'Making their escape from the Iowa
state institution, at Glenwood. Iowa,
where they are restrained; Misses El
la Newton and Marie Allen, young
ladies about eighteen years old, ar
rived in riattsmouth this morning at
an early hour, and were apparently
waiting for a train at the Rurling
When accosted by a representative
of this paper they gave their names
as Misses Helen and Grace Broun, of
Glenwood. and stated they were vis
iting with friends in this city.
It was not long afterwards when
Frank Rallance came down to take
the train east to return to his work
at the institute, and noticed the fa
miliar faces of these two young lady
inmates. Knowing who they were
he engaged them in conversation and
as the train left asked that the Chief
of Police be notified to keep them
under snrveilance. Before anyone
could get in touch with the station.
Sheriff Quintan, who had also been
apprised of their presence at
station, came and took the girls to
the county jail, where they were re
tained in custody until E. ( Took,
a steward, and F. Benger. an atten-
jdar!t from the Tnctitute. came to this
city, when the young ladies were
turned over to them, and they re
turned them to the Institute at Glen
wood. OBITUARY OF J. W. PITTMAN
A Pioneer of Nebraska, Who Crossed
the Missouri River Facing
Westward in 1859.
From Monday's DaHv
Mr. J. W. Pittman was born on
the 25th day of March. 134 in
Harrison county. Indiana. He was
the third son and fourth child born
of the first marriage of his father,
all of whom are deceased. He was
reared in his native county. After
attending common school lie was
sent to the University at Hartsville.
Ind., where he was a student for
several years. After attaining his
majority he went to Iowa and en
gaged in the Mercantile business.
Mr. Pittman was united in mar
riage to Lydia A. Goodwin at Pleas
antville, Iowa. Jan. 29. isr7. To
this union were born nine children,
six of whom are living, Melissa J.
Pittman of Weeping Water, Neb.,
Hattie J. Schryder of Portland. Ore.,
Charles L". Pittman of Fort Morgan,
Colo.. James S. Pittman of Union,
Edward A. Pittman. last heard of
In Denver. Colo., and Berda D. Gal
loway of Union. Three children are
deceased, David J. and Stella died in
infancy. Arrelia A. Bramblet died
at the age of 4 6 years. There are
eleven grand children and three
ETeat erandchildren. 1
Mr. Pittman. was a pioneer of Ne
braska, having crossed the Missoirri
river into Nebraska, May 28, 1859.
After living in Nebraska. City 9
years, they moved upon this farm,
where they made their home for
over fifty years.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our friends
and neighbors for the kindness
shown us during the sickness and
burial of our dear Father.
BRINGS A LITTLE GIRL.
From Tuesday's Daily.
A few days since at the home f
James McKrnney, was born a little
girl, daughter to Mrs. Edward
Black, whose husband died a short
time since. The mother and daugh
ter are doing well.
ATENES DISTRICT JUDGES'
EAN0.UET IN OMAHA TODAY
From Tuesday's Dalr
This morning, JucU;e J. T. Begley.
district judge for this district, went
to Omaha to be in attendance at the
convention of the .Nebraska State
Rar Association, which is being hell
in the metropolis this week. In con
junction with 1he (( ii vent ion there
will be held today a meeting of the
District Judges Association, compos
ed of the district j'jehses of Nebras
ka, and of which Judg Regley is a
member. A feature of this meeting
will be a brinjuet of the judges at
the Fcntenelle hotel at the -.noon
WAm ur nmm
IS THIS A TRUE STORY OF PIPE
DREAM OF SOKE OMAHA
SAY NAME ONLY IS AK0K0M0US
But Locks to Us Like a Play-Up cf
Nothing to Create a Palatible
Stcrv for Omahans.
From Monday's Daily.
The World-Herald is responsible
for the followinir. vhih appeared in
the S::iday issue of that paper, and
wl.i"h evidently is an at'errpt to re
Side their readers with a jol;e on
iome supposed Plans.'! ouih man. al-
thnii-h thev aver in . nil seriousness
. . , ' - . I
one. with the exception of the true
name of the man. which is withheld.
Whoever the man can be, if the
facts as stated are true, we are at a
loss to conjecture. However, here it
"Once upon a time there was a
great bic bird named Fin IJinton.
who lived in Plattsmouth and who
didn't like the chairman of his drcft
board down there, which feelins: was
reciproated we understand.
"Fin was classed in A-l. which
means fight and this happened la.-t
March, about the time that he chanc
ed his residence to Omaha, giving
due notice of the same. Later he
was called but r.ot officially notified.
so eventually he en me up before the
Omaha Beard No. to prove wheth
er or not he was a wilful or acciden
tal delinquent, the fon'r.er being
classed as deserter.
"Charlie Carlson, chief clerk of
Board No. ?. promptly adjudged Fin
a non-wilful and inducted him into
the service on November 9.' sending
him to Camp Funston.
The armistice was signed on No
vember 11, and Finn came back
all togged out in swell army clothes,
and promptly received a check for
SI CO from his Uncle Sam which
was more dough and more clothes
than he had seen in his entire life
time. "And he had been in the service
les than a week!
"This army life is grand dope
and oh how does that Plattsmouth
draft official feel about it by this
Oh! By the way that gink's
name wasn't Hinton at all but the
rest is all Okeh!"
WILL KAKE HOME IN WEST.
FroT-k Tuesilnr's Pnily.
Last evening Elmer W. Frans de
parted for his home in the west
where he will make his home at
Hoquiam. Washington. where he
has been tendered the position of
Assistant Postmaster, and which he
goes to accept. He was accompan
ied as far as Omaha by the other
members of his family, his parents
and sister Miss Delia. Mrs. Frans
is in the west now, having remain
ed there at the time. Mr. Frans
came east for discharge, as slje could
not well accompany htm, in the
different camps where he was sent
prior to his discharge. The posi
tion which he accepts .is a very good
one. an4 one which carries with it
a good salary.
Wall Paper, Paints. Glass. Picture
Framing. Frank Gobe'man.
r. f isjoJ
ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN AT THE
PAEMELE LAST NIGHT
AUSFICES OF THE BOY SCOUTS
Who Feel Grateful for the Patronage
ihey Were Accorded Told of
Atrocities of the Huns.
Frvim Tuesday's Daily.
Th- entertainment given by the
Overseas Military Quartette at the
I'armele theatre last night drew a
crow iit-;5 limine. Many have express
ed their appreciation of the fine cor.-1
cert rendered and even though the
expense vi,s gnat 1:1 bringing this
attraction to Plattsmouth the scouts
reclined a neat sum which makes
them feel good today. They worked
hard to sell tickets and are very
grateful to the many people who
helped them make a. success of the
project. The boys never knew they
had so u'-ny friends until everyone
responded so -eadily in so many
way.-. Tiie total receipts were $178.00
arid- after paying the war tax. the
fee and commission to the company,
-heat re renti.l and advertising there
is the neat sum of $33.00 for the
?L-or.t treasury. which needed a
boost, as the boys have some plans
for the future that will call for
fjtiite a rum.
N-t or.Iv does the financial success
of the event make the bovs feel good
but the fact that everyone seemed to
be pleased with the program given
by t lie four soldiers of tho company,
r 1 1 of whom have been wounded in
battle in France.
The pro-rram was composed of
sorgs by the Quartette, solos by Pri
vates Thomas and Hornby, a lecture
by Private Harry C. Bull and a group
of trench son.es at the close that was
well received by the audience.
"Ted." the 2nd Tenor made a hit
with his laughing song and his witty
rp.rincs and acts all through the pro-
?nim In fact au the men had an
ecjual part in the entertainment,
each man doing his bit.
The men who stayed to the after
meeting will long remember the vivid
portrayal of the Hun atrocities as
told by Mr. Bull, the lecturer, who
saw with his own eyes the terrible
things committed against the women
and children of Belgium.
LAO MAKES A MINIATURE TANK
Euford Goodwin Creates Caterpillar
That Resembles Ones Used by
the Allies in France
(-""Torr Monday's Pall v.
Buford Goodwin, a young boy re
siding out in the country, has just
completed a Whiff it tank, resembling
in appearance the ones used in the
late war. only of miniature size, or
course. Wood forms the frame, the
remaining parts being made from tin
cans, neatly fashioned to represent
the caterpillar type of tank which
proved so effective in the fighting on
the west front.
The young man has displayed a
great deal of ingenuity and has dem
onstrated that he has it in him to
makehis mark in the world as an ar
tisan, and will, no doubt, in the years
which are to come add to the dis
coveries or inventions, through his
genius, some new article which will
aid to make the humafi race better
and wiser. Here's to you, Buford,
honing that you may produce the
thing which the world has been
You Know, but Sometimes Forget
Everybody knows an Imitation Is
never as good as the genuine article.
Foley's Honey and Tar stands at the
top of the list of family remedies for
colds, croups, whooping cough, bron
chial and grippe coughs. W. L. Ang
lin, Antioch, La., writes: "I have
used .Foley's Honey and Tar for 15
years. It is the best." Sola everywhere.
RECORD OF GOOD ATTENDANCE.
From Monday's Dally.
The pupils of the Plattsmouth
High School whose names appear be
low are deserving of special c6m
niendation for being perfect in at
tendance and punctuality during
the entire first semester which end
ed February 7th:
Viola Archer, Flossie Armstrong,
Rose Relohlavy. Lucile Bryan, Don
ald Dickson. Howard Dwyer, John
Egenberger, Genevieve Goodman,
Helen Hild. Helen Johnson, Melvin
Johnson. Florence Olson, George
Persinger, John Ptak. Isabel Rainey,
Hattie Roessler. Frank Sedlak,
Ralph Trump. Ada Tulene, Grace
Wagner, Marie Wagner, Marvel
Whitaker, Carl Wurl.
HAVE BEEN AND
R. HOLLY GIVES FATHER A
BRIEF OUTLINE OF ACTI
VITIES OF 355TH.
Commencing Back with Day They
Landed on English Soil and
Continuing Till Now.
From Monday's Dally.
Roy Holly, in writing to his fath
er, tells where tne jor.tn lniantry.
of which he has been a member have
been and what they have been doing
from the day of their arrival in Eng
land on June 16th, 1918. up td and
including December 20th. It is a
very interesting chronology and from
it we find that the regiment had par
ticipated in three big battles when
the armistice was signed and has
since gone into Germany as a part
rf the Army of Occupation. The bat
tles in which the 355th was eugaged
were the defense of the Toul sector,
the St. Miehiel drive and Xammes,
which occurred from September 10 to
and including September 21. Again
on October 21 in the Argonne-Meise
offensive, which continued until No
vember 10th. and then in the battle
of the Muese on the day of the sign
ing of the armistice.
Since that time as part of the U.
S. army of occupation, they entered
Belgium December 1st. Luxemburg
December 2nd and Idesheim, Rhine
land. Germany. on Decemer 'tth. and
are still in Germany with but very
little hopes of getting to return to
the United States for some time.
A NEW RULE
From Monday's Dally.
Rule for finding your income tax:
Take your telephone number, multi
ply by two and extract your home
number. Mark off two points for
cents, add the dog license number,
divide bv two. and C66 and pay
A SERVICE MESSAGE
Help for Income
If you experience any trouble in fill
ing out your Income" Tax Returns do not
hesitate to call on us for assistance. In
this our officers and staff are at your ser
vice. Just bring your blanks and memoranda di
rect to our banking rooms and we will go over the
whole proposition with you. Our experience will
save you time and worry and prevent further an
noyance due to errors.
This service is strictly confidential and costs
First National Bank
GIVE A DANCE
AN ORGANIZATION OUR PEOPLE
SHOULD APPRECIATE AND
CITIZENS MAKE IT a SUCCESS
Do as Much for Them as They are
Read4 to Do to Save Your
Property from Fire.
From Tuesday' Daily.
Not alone the people who dance.
but all the citizens of Plattsmout h,
cannot, if they but stop to think of
it, help realizing the amount of work
and trouble members of the volunteer
fire department put themselves to by
standing ready at all times to re
spond to instant call for the preser
vation of property your's perhaps
from loss through fire, to say not h in;;
of the dangers they encounter. And
it is also noticeable that the boys do
this without hope of favor or reward
other than being able to -?erve the
Did you ever think that the Platts
mouth Volunteer Fire Department is
an organization for the public good,
and that the work is entirely volun
tary and without pay? True ther
is a city allowance of one dollar and
fifty cents for holding the nozzle nt
a fire and also a smill stipend lor
drying the hose, but who of our read
ers would care to undertake either
of these tasks for the small sum paid?
Ofttimes the boys find themselves in
need pf some small items and in the
absence of company funds with which
to purchase it. they dig down into
their own pockets for the -money to
buy it wiht. That is service ueh as
you seldom find anywhere and we
all know it.
But sometimes we are not respon
sive to telling the boys how much we
appreciate their efforts or giving
them a word of encouragement now
and then. A -featnre has been ar
ranged whereby we can show our
interest in the Volunteer Fire De
partment by supporting the mask
ball they will give Friday evening f
this week at the A. O. I. W. hall.
: You know they say money speak
I louder than words and it only takes
a very small amount to Fpeak to th
boys in unmistakable language of
the fact that you appreciate their
services. Besides the dance will be
one well wnrthy of your patronage.
If you dance go and do so: if not
throw a dollar into the fund to show
Jtead the Journal Ads It Pav.
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