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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 24; 1919.
HELD A COS
EVERY-OTHEE-WEEK SOCIAL AF
FAIR PARTAKES OF THE
DANCED THE VIRGINIA REEL
And Wore Colonial Garb in Observ
ance of Birthday of The Fath
er of His Country.
From Tliurs.lay's Dally.
The teachers of the Plattsmouth
city schools held their social meet
ing at the gymnasium of the Platts
inouth High School last evening:.
This delichtful social event of the
mid-winter season was in the na
ture of a costume party. It being
near the anniversary Af the birth
day of George Washington, the
father of our country, the commit
tee cf teachers in charge of the
evening's entertainment. had re
quested all to dress in Colonial cos
tume or in costumes worn in Wash
ington's time. Many handsome
colonial costumes were worn and
the early hours of the evening were
devoted to the admiration of the
costumes and guessing whom they
might be", as the committee had re
quested that each wear a mask.
When the masks were removed.
Progressive Rook wa introduced
and several very exciting games
were participated in by the merry
Just about this time a delicious
luncheon, consist;:.;: of tr.dv icfcea.
salad, olives and coffee, was served
and to which all did ample justice.
There still being a few moments
of the evening left, the teachers in
dulged in dancing the Virgina Keel,
one of the dances of Washington's
time. This provoked much merri
ment and laughter and afforded all
The teachers of the city schools
have been holding these social af
fairs in the gymnasium every other
Wednesday and in this way have the
opportunity of getting together and
becoming better acquainted. Thesp
occasions ar looked forward to by
them with the greatest of pleasure.
E ASTERN STAR HAVE
A VERY GOOD MEETING
Masons and Their V7ives and Friends j
Invited to be Present at
Fiom Thi:rF(lay Da!ly.
Last veiling at the Masonic Tem
ple, the Order of Eastern Star held
a very delightful social meeting, at
vrich there was a very entertaining
program cf nuieal numbers, sing
ing and readings presented. Masons
an dtheir wives and friends had been
invited to attend and a goodly num
ber were present. O. A. Moore gave
a brief resume of the entertainment
which it is proposed be given at the
Parmele in the near future for the
iionoflt rf thp order.
. . :v,. ,-oo n,0'From Friday's Dally.
jm me meeLUB i
frst time the new superintendent o
the Masonic home. Samuel Scott and.
wife, were able to meet with the or-
der. A delightful lunch w,.s served J
by the ladies to the some sixty-five j
or seventy persons present.
Such social meetings are a
of promoting an even greater spir.t j
of co-operation among the members. .
WILL GIVE ANOTHER DANCE
From Friday's Daily.
The Woodman Circle ladies will . Jn tfae dischargring of overseas
give another of their popular dances ; troops ag thev haVe arrived on this
at the M. W. A. hall next Tuesday t fide
evening. Good music has been pro-) '
cured and an excellent time is as- CHARGED FROM SERVICE.
pured. Those who have attended j
dances given by the ladies in theFrom prlday"s Dally,
past know that a good time is al- Giles Lair, "better known as 'Red
ways in store at these affair's. The .Lair, son of D. J. Lair and wife of
proceeds all go into the lodge treas-tbjs city, and who visited here but
ury fund for entertainment purposes :a few months since, has just receiv
and no one receives any money for Jed his discharge from the navy, and
their work in connection with giving, is at this time working for a firm in
the dances. Members and friends of Boston, where he is driving a truck,
the order are glad to patronize the Giles made an excellent sailor, and
dances, knowing that the money thus
realized is used to good advantage.
Bead the Journal Ada It ays
ARRIVED IN U. S. YESTERDAY.
From Friday's Daily. "
The news dispatches teH of the
arrival at Newport News, on the
transport Pocahontas, anions some
eighty othfr Nebraskans of Corpor
al Lester Chriswisser, of Havelock,
and a son of A. I. C'hriswisser of
that place, and a grandson of Mrs
Martha hriswisi-er or this city.
Corporal Chriswisser, formerly liv
ed in this city and with his parents
went to Havelock a number of
years a?o, and enlisted early in the
war. and has been oversea for some
lime. When discharged he will re
ttirn to his home ai Havelock.
GIVE A VALENTINE
PARTY LAST NIGHT
THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE
METHODIST CHURCH HAVE A
VERY PLEASANT EVENING.-
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening at the Methodist
chuirh parlors. the Epworth
League which is a young people's
society cf that church, held a val
entine party at which a large num
ber of the young people of the so
ciety were in attendance. The
meeting in the beginning dealt
with the business matters coming
before the society, and the meetings
denominated as the business and
social meeting of the society. Fol
lowing the business was the social
parts, and was of a valentine and
Washington birthday character.
Mrs. Frank R. Gobelman and Miss
Kafenbergcr being mistresses of
the ceremonies." A very enjoyable
time was had. and the decoration
which were of red hearts, betoken
ed the Valentine season, and with
tb-e delightful refreshments which
followed, the brick ice cream was
distinctive in the face that a red
heart passed through each brick.
In all the members of the league
had a very delightful time.
From Fridays Dally.
-At the conclusion of the conven
tion of the County Treasurers State
Convention which has been in ses
sion at Lincoln for the past week,
announced the election of the offi
cers of the association for the com
ing year which contained as its
treasurer, Michael Tritsch of this
citv. Mr. Tritsch has just complet-
Ld the servine of a term in this
position and witn the effective work
has been asked accept the position
for another year. Mr. Tritsch is
well qualified for the position to
which the association lias called
him. and haa also proven an excel
leut officer as county treasurer for
this. Cass county. The list of offi
cers as elected are as follows:
President M. L. Endres. Omaha.
V. President Miss Myrtle Lan
Secretary It. O. Allen. Blair.
Treasurer Mike Tritsch. Platts
mouth. LIEUT. HARRY F. STONE
0n the noon train Lieut Harry
Jp g know him && Floyd
arrJved from he hay.
& since dscharg.
&t Camp nix
N L,emeaant Stone enlisted in
..Dandv sixth on June 23,
J9l-t and "after a short time was
f (o Camp od) ,n New Mexico,
hp remajned for a nunil)er of
months, and was afterwards sent to
Camp Dix, where he has been for '
some time. Lieut. Stone has been
assistinc for the past three months.
with the expiration of his term of
j enlistment, was pleased to get back
into civil life, where the opportuni
ties are promising, of advancement.
THIS FACT CLEARLY DEMON
STRATED AT COMMUNITY
SING LAST NIGHT.
HAVE FLENTY OF TALENT HERE
This Has been a Singing Week in
the Old Tow Even the Kids
Held Their Song-Fest.
From Friday's Daily.
This has been a Week of Sous
throughout our grand land. It has
been observed in every city, town
and village of our nation. The old
er residents of this city will be
pleased to learn that one of the orig
inators of the "Community Sing" is
a former Plattsmouth lady. Mrs.
Iavid Campbell. These Community
Sings are promoted by the Commis
sioner of Education and a commit
tee of the best musicians of the na
In our little city Community Sing
has been observed in various ways.
Last Sunday the. churches of our
city observed it by the singing of
an additional number of songs at
their morning antl evening service.
The members of Eastern Star order,
at their regular lodge meeting on
Wednesday evening, sang a number
of the old and familiar songs. Dur
ing the intermission between the
first and second shows at the Tar-
mele and Gem Theatres cn Wednes
day evening, they sang. A number
of the lingers of he city wer- in
attendance and led the audience in
singing some of the familiar songs.
Even the children held their
"Community Sing". The children
of the First to the Sixth grades, in
clusive, gathered in the High School
gymnasium yesterday afternoon at
3:00 o'clock to sing. A very pleas
ing program of songs by the little
folks, interspersed with the united
singing of some of the familiar
songs, was rendered. At the same
time the pupils of the higher grades,
including the High School, assemb
led in the Hisxh School auditorium
and participated in a program of
Last evening at 7:30 the City
Community Sing was" held in the
auditorium of the public library.
Here too, a program of vocal and
instrumental music was given. Mrs.
E. H. Wescott took charge of this
Sing and led the audience in a num
ber of rousing songs. She was ably
assisted in the singing1 by the High
Sfhool Glee club, while Mr. E. II.
Wescott presided at the piano. The
special selections were unusually
well rendered. They, included a
number of selections by the High
School Glee Club, a violin solo by
Mr. Miles Altman. vocal selection,
"Home Again, by Mr. D. C. York,
and a vocal selection by a male quar
tet composed of Messrs. F. A. Cloidt,
II. G. McCluskey, Dr. R. I. West
over and L. G Minor.
In the future, it is -lioped the
members of the High School Glee
Club will promulgate these Com
munity Sings. In all probability
they will be held in the High School
auditorium and may be a source of
pleasure and profit to the Commun
ity. ALL ARE PRETTY
From Friday's Dally.
Another young American in the
vicinity of Cedar Creek, a few days
since and more than one family is
happy. The stork called at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Meis
inger and left a young American
with them, whom they are well sat
isfied to call Meisinger, but the first
name is a little difficult, to get
settled, as both of the grandparents
would like the honor of having the.
young man named for them. That
don't matter except to them but the
young man and mother is doing
finely, and the father, well, he is
getting along all right, but Grand
father Adam Meisinger, Je is feel
, ing about the best on account of be
' ing a "Foxy Grandpa" and no
' wonder for the little fellow is one
of the finest in the land.
CELEBRATES &6IH BIRTHDAY.
Ben Elson and Wife Entertain in
Hcucr of Henry Boeck
From Thursday's D.iiiy
Eiizaboth lleeson writes home, of
attending (he Sfith birthday anni
versary dinner for Mr. Henry Boeck
now in L-s Ansel', given by Mr.
and Mrs. lien Elson. A lovely ."
course dinner was served in honor
of Mr. Uoock who is in the best of
health, enjoying hi : ;Ui winter, in
Sunny California, ('overs were laid
for fcur'een. Th:-c present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Boeck. Mrs. Sue Mor
risy and Mr?. Emma Van ( have
and Mr. and Mrs Jacob Wolf and
son Julius, Mr. and Mrs. M. Way
bright. Elizabeth Bev.-on and Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Elsoi..
A WELL AP
LOUIS RUSSELL MAKES SOKE IM
PORTANT IMPROVEMENTS IN
A VERY POPULAR INSTITUTION
Doing A Good Ens.ir.ess, And Pre-
paied to Care .tor All Busi
ness That Comes.
From Friday's Dally.
We stepped into the "remodelled
and nicely appointed eating house
of Louis Russell, ai d were pleaded
at the new, . arrangement, which
provides for more set vice and better
service as well. The lunch count
er which is in the rear, which is
constructed in the shape of a horse
shoe, allowing the ones v. ho serve
working on the inner -side of the
circle, while thoe who are served
occupy, the out.-i'Je. Inside is a
pyramid, like built recepticals for
goods, which makes the mat'er of
set ins: at the tilings which is de
sired to serve, and which faciliate?
the serving. The kitchen which is
in the rear cn the south allows of
the preparing of the meals and short
orders in the mot approved style.
The dining room is situated on the
west side in front, which makes it
very handy for both the public and
the one who serves. This institu
tion is enjoying a good business
not alone for the good location, but
for the excellent meals which is
served by Mr. Russell, and the very
courteous treatment cf the patrons
by those who are employed by the
ELK GANGES ARE
GROWING IN FAVOR
As Evidenced by Increasing Atten
dance Another One Next
From Friday's Daily.
That there is a growing interest
among the members cT the Elks in
dancing is evidenced by the increas
ing attendances at the dances given
at their club rooms. Last night there
was present one of the largest crowd
of merrimakers to attend any of the
dances this seasoji and everyone enjoyed-themselves
immensely. As a
result of this interest another dance
has been announced for next Thurs
day 'evening, commencing promptly
at 8: SO o'clock. There is some com
plaint on the part of the committee
as to the lateness of the hour many
of the members come and it is de
sired to start the dancing promptly
at the hour named and quit a little
earlier than they have been wont to
do. The floor at the Elks home is
one of the best in the city for danc
ing and "good music is furnished by
the Kroehler orchestra. The members
mi- fmeiv nt these a ffai rs. v h ich is
! responsible for the good times had
by those who attend.
FARH FOR SALE.
The E. R. Todd Homestead SO
acre improved farm, 3 miles west
cf Plattsmouth, now owned by
Russel Todd. Price $250.00 per
acre. T. IL- Pollock, Plattsmouth.'
HE TELLS OF
ARMY LIFE IN
PRIVATE CHARLES WITTSTRUCK,
WRITES SISTER IN WASH
INGTON FROM P. I.
IN THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
And Hopes to be Released in Couple
of Uonths Says First Winter
Not to Shovel Snow.
From Thursday's Daily.
Jut how it seems to be basking in
the sunshine a nil warmth of thellT
Philippine Islands, while his friends
at home are being viiited with snow
and cold weather, is graphically de
scribed in the .following letter from
Private Charles Wittstruck. to his
-i.-ter. Mrs. John F. IJuik. who
live in Washington:
Po't Hospital. Fort Mills.
Manilla Ray. P. I. Dec. 2S.
i)e;:r Sister. Rrother and Niece:
I thought I would drop you a few
lines thi-: afternoon to let you know
I am veil and hope you folks are
till Ihe same. I have started you a
letter several times, but could not
think of ar.y news to write, so gave
it t:p as a bad job. I haven't written
to anyone lately. I got a letter from
mother Christmas which I answered
and thought I would answer yours,
as well. I received the candy you
sent me some time ago, and it sure
was grand. I appreciate it very
I wrote and told mother I was go-
iwx i,o see yo'i folks before'. I pome
home. That is if they pay us off in
Frisco. Hut if they just give me a
ticket to the place where I enlisted
1 will have to go home frst. But,;
ls I understand it they will pay us I
off in Frisco. How is Adeline getting
along now. I sure would love to see
I only draw 21 resos now as my
Liberty bonds take SO pesos out of
my pay rnd insurance takes 12. SO.
so 1 don t nave very raucii coming ,
each month you see. But I will try
and send you a penant pay day.
I look to get out in a couple of
months. It sure was a beautiful
sunset last night anu uie cncKeis
were calling just like summer back
home. I have lots to tell you wnenjthe execution of Harry Hill, an event
I get back. Oh say, "Tom." this is . (. rriminal historv of t'ass coun-
the first winter I ever passed without
setting hit in the back with a snow
all. This is one of the two places
where you don't have to shovel
snow. When I get back ask me about
the trip to Niac, over in the Carite
province. It sure was some inter
esting trip, but it would take two
Hours for me to write it.
Had my picture taken again the
other day. and will send you one if
I can get them out in time. Well, I
will have to c'os as its nearly time
to go to work. Am still getting tue
Plattsmouth Journal and sure do en
joy it. I will send you a ciose-up
view of a Philippine shack. Well,
ood-bye, from your loving brother.
PVT. CHAS. WITTSTRUCK.
Med. Dept.. Fort Mills,
Manila Bay. P: I.
MAKING APPLICATION FOR
,om Thursday's Daily.
-Professor M. A. Sams, who is mak
ing his home at Elair at present,
and who was a candidate for coun
ty superintendent of Douglas coun
ty at the recent election, was in the
city" today interviewing the Board of
Education as to the possibility of
securing the position of superinten
dent of the city schools for the com
ing year. Mr. Sams has been en
gaged in the school business for the
greater portion of his life, much of
the time as a superintendent, and is
ably qualified for the position to
which he aspires, according to the
line of references which he carries.
FOR SALE 2 HERFORD BULLS
I have for sale, two roung high
bred registered Herford bulls, four
teen and fifteen months of age re-s-pectiveiy.
Inquire of Fred T.
Ramge. Phones 102 and 532,
Plattsmouth, Xeb. 5-tfw
WAS 23 YESTERDAY.
From Friday's Daitr.
Yesterday was the twenty-third
j birthday of Lisle Mullis, who has
just returned from the service a few
days-since, and is at this time con
sidering the proposition of engag
ing in the Florist business again.
Mr. Mullis was conducting a good
business before departing for the
war, and has returned and found the
business all going to Omaha. He
knows the business, and is able to
conduct a place in the best manner,
and will decided within a short time
what course he will pursue.
Q. Z, SOCIETY EN
TERTAINED AT MRS.
NELS JEAN HOME
BEING REGULAR BUSINESS
SESSION. BUSINESS WAS
FIRST IN ORDER.
After Which a Delightful Social Time
Was Had and a Luncheon tfras
Served by the Hostess.
From Thursday's Daily.
The Q. Z. society of the Presby
terian church were very pleasantly
entertained yesterday afternoon at
the cozy home of Mrs. Nelson Jean
in the north part of the city. This
was their regular meeting and the
usual business session was held.
During this business session var
ious plans and arrangements were
made for the future work of the so
ciety. The work of this society was
somewhat handicapped last fall on
account of the Spanish Influenza
epidemic, but it is to be hoped that
their plans may be carried out dur
ing the coming spring months.
After the business session the
members of the Q. Z. society In
dulged in a delightful social time
and various other amusements cal
dilated to make this afternoon's
entertainment, most enjoyable to all.
The hostess served a dainty lunch
eon at a convenient time which was
very much appreciated by the large
number, in attendance.
THE DAYS GONE BY
l From Thursday's Daily.
While ( L. Graves was in the city
this morning, he was showing the
Journal raan a card of admission to
ty which occurred on the 1st day of
March. 18 95. or almost 24 years ago.
Mr. Hill and his partners had gone
to the home of a Mr. Akeson. near
Weeping Water, and there murder
ed the farmer in order to accomplish
their end, namely, rob him of his
money. The execution was held in
an enclosure constructed near the
old jail on Pearl street, the ticket of
admission being issued by J. C.
Eikenberry, who was then sheriff.
To Liberty Bond Holders!
IT has been reported that many holders
of small denomination Liberty Bonds in
need of ready money are selling these se
curities at anywhere up to 25 'yo discount
Perhaps these patriotic investors do not know
that these bonds are bought and sold dally on the
N. Y, Stock Exchange and they can always be sold
at close their face value.
Do not part with jour bonds unless you positively
must. If money needs be raised use them as col
lateral for a loan. If you are obliged to sell see
that you get full market value for them sharpers '
are at work.
First National Bank
RED -I- LADIES
XESTERDAY AFTERNOON. WHEN
REMAINING WORK WAS
TO GIVE UP WORK ROOM SOON
All Quotas Assigned to Plattsmouth
Chapter Have Eeen Filled
From Thursday's Dally.
' As per announcement, a laro
number of the Hed Cross Workers,
both in the Surgical Dressings and
Hospital Garment departments,
gathered at the lied Cross work
room yesterday afternoon for the
purpose of spending the afternoon
together in a social way. There
were thirtv-five of the workers.
who came to the work room during
the hours of two and five.
As they indulged in various di
versions and other amusements, a
number of the ladies plied the busy
needle on some of the dressings and
garments. In this way all the work
has been completed, all the quotas
have been filled. These quotas will
be sent out during the early part
of the coming week. The lied
pross rooms will then be released,
he war being at an end. there be
ing .no further duties of quotas or
continual demands to be filled Jy
the local charter.
So, the delightful occasion of yes
terday afternoon vas in the nature
o; a farewell an opportunity of be
ing together once more. During
the course of this afternoon's enter
tainment, impromptu toast wer
given. Mrs. William Baird. the
chairman of the Plattsmouth chap
ter, acting as Toast mi stress and call
ed on a number of the workers for
short talks. Some of those re
sponding were Mesdames W. S.
Leete, Fannie Dickson. J. S. Livintr
ston. Mary Allison, M. Tritsch. F.
R. Gobelman. John Swoboda. J. E.
Wiles and others told of the enjoy
ment anft pleasure derived from
their work, of the many new friend
ships they had formed, many f
which would be lifelong friendship.
The New Comfort Victrola fur
nished many excellent selection
which were highly enjoyed by those
fortunate enough to be present. De
licious ice cream and cake were
erved, which materially assisted in
the pleasures of the afternoon.
As the hour of five drew near,
the ladies dispersed, having spent a
Wall Paper. Taints. Glass. Picture
Framing. Frank Gobe'man.
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