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' PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1919.
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COMMERCIAL CLUB AND CITI
ZENS ATTENDED A ROUS
WANT THE SERVICE EXTENDED
James Kuykendall, Superintendent
of Gas and Electric Company of
This Place Was Present
Frnm Thursday's Daily
The enterprising citizens of N"e
hawka, although the village is not
even incorporated, are alive, to the
interests of their town and sur
rounding country. It is this interest
and progressiver.ess that caused them
to hold a mass convention and joint
meeting with the commercial club,
of which the town boasts, last even
ing to discuss the proposition of se
curing electric light?.
The meeting was attended by Mr.
James Kuykendall, Superintendent
of the Nebraska Gas & Electric
comparfy. who made a talk to the
gathering, explaining to the almost
two hundred citizens of Xehawka
ami funrurs from the adjacent ter
ritory fomething cf what would be
rerjiiiryd to secure an extension of
the company's lead lines to provide
them with Juice.
It is the desire to extend the
service lines of this company to
Xehawka for the purpose of furnish
ing light to the city, as well as
power to some plants and lights and
power to the farmers surrounding
the city. The principal consumer of
power would be the stone quarries
near the town which would be glad
to use electric power for operating
Committees were named for the
purpose of perfecting plans and get
ting the proposition in concrete form
for submission to the community in
general before a contract shall be
concluded with the plant here for
furnishing them with the juice, for
which there seems to be so great a
There will be another meeting
held in the near future, at which
further steps will be taken to secure
the F'.rvice talked of last e vening.
AILED TO B
R. P. Westover Leaves for Chad
ron, when Word Comes of the
Ladv's Death Today.
From Thursday's I.iily.
Dr. R. I. Westover departed this
morning for Chadron. Nebraska, in
response to messages from there tell
ing of the serious sickness of his
brother's wife, and ere he had got
ten far on his way another message
came telling of the lady's death at
an early hour today. The deceased
wcnian. Mrs. F. L. Westover. leaves a
husband and three children. As the
doctor's mother, Mrs. W. II. West
over, also of Chadron. recently suf
fered a stroke of paralysis and is
well advanced in years, Mr. West
ever will continue his stay there un-
til after the funeral of his sister-in
iaw. and also pay his mother a visit.
LAID TO REST TODAY.
Little Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
T. Moore Who Died Yesterday
Morning, Buried This Afternoon
From Thursday s Daily.
This afternoon at the home ofhe
parents occurred the funeral of
little Una Mae. the three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Moore, who died yesterday morning,
and was conducted by the Rev. A.
V. Hunter, of the Methodit church,
the interment being made at Oak
Hill cemetery west of the city. As
thov had loved and nourished the
little one during her life, with j Nelson Jean or Grandma Jean is en
tender hands, they laid the little joying very good health, with the
form at rest in the Oak Hill cerae- exception of a slight cold at this
tery. where she will await the time.
clarion notes - of the awakening .
Angel at the resurrection. Flags at the Journal OtRzt.
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IS BACK FROM THE FORD
AUTO SCHOOL AT DETROIT
From Frlrtay'n !"ally.
A. I. Bakkc, who ha3,been at De-
I troit, for some seven weeks past.
where He lias been receiving ad
vanced instruction in a school which
has been conducted by the Ford
Motor company for the more thor
ough instruction of people who are
employed in the dilYerent branches
of the Ford territory. The T. II.
Pollock Auto company was indeed
fortunate in securing one of the
places alloted to this territory for
one of its employes. Mr. Rakke in
returning:, conies back more efficient
than when going to the school, and
better able to care for the work
which shall come to this place.
PROVES HIMSELF A
John M. Leyda Capable of Wielding
the Plane and Saw as Well as
Trying Law Cases.
Frm Thursday's .Daily.
We inspected a piece of workman
ship today in the line- of cabinet
making that is a product of the
handicraft of Attorney John M. Ley
da during a part of his spare hours.
It is a masterpiece within itself and
there is no mistaking the fact.
After having spent the business
hours of the day in his office chasing
down errors in titles and perfecting
abstracts. Mr. Leyda considers it a
matter of recreation to build type
writer desks and fancy waste baskets
in the workshop which he main
tains in the basement of his home.
Ip the case cited, he has built a
typewriter desk the like of which can
not be purchased on the market. It
is different from others in that is is
just the right height to suit Mr.
Leyda. It i3 constructed of oak, he
having prepared the material out of
the rough and in many cases had to
build up the lumber. The ease with
which the drawers slide back and
forth is a revelation as compared
with the kintf one is able to purchase
on the market.
The desk is the result of much
work and no small cost, but it is
worth it all and more besides.
ARE MOVING TO THE
WEST PART OF STATE
Earl V. Cole and Wife Will Make
Their Home Near Brule, Neb.,
where They Have Land
From Friday's Daily.
This morning Miss Opal Cole brot
Mrs. Earl V. Cole and little daugh
ter to the early Burlington train,
so that they might take their de
parture for their new home in the
western part of the state. They went
only as far as Omaha this morning,
but from there they will depart soon
for Brule, near where they will live.
Mr. Cole departed a few days ago
with the cars containing their house
hold effects, farming implements and
live stock and has gotten things in
readiness for the reception of his
wife and daughter when they shall
Mr. Cole has owned the land upon
which they will make their home for
some time and has had it under cul
tivation each year, thus proving its
worth as farming land before he de-
cide(1 to remove to that section
I the country
Many friends in this community
unite in wishing Mr. and, Mrs. Cole
unstinted success in their new home.
WILL VISIT AGED MOTHER.
om Thursday's Daily.
On an early train this morning,
Charles L. Jean departd for Omaha,
and was accompanied by his daugh
ter Mrs. Edward Spangler, they go
ing to visit at the home of Mrs. W.
R. Murray and especially to pay a
visit to Mrs. Nelson Jean, the moth
er of Mr. C. L. Jean and grand
mother of Mrs. Spangler, and who
is soon to be 94 years of age. Mrs.
A QUICK TRIP
SERGEANT FRED RUTHERFORD,
NOW DISCHARGED, WAS IN
EUROPE 2 WEEKS AGO
LEFT NEARLY TV0 YEARS AGO
To Serve in Uncle Sam's Big Army
Went Across Last September
After Long Training.
Frnm Thursday's Pally.
This morning there stepped from
the forenoon Burlington train a
strapping big soldier, and as he came
up the platform he was recognized
as Sergeant Fred II. Rutherford, who
but a little over two weeks ago was
in a U. S. army camp in France.
Sergeant Rutherford was discharg
ed at Camp Dodge, Iowa, yesterday
and lost no time in getting to his
home here, which is about the best
place on earth, and especially to a
soldier who has been away from it
for nearly two years.
It was along in the summer of
1917. when Fred departed, first go
ing to Camp Funston. where he was
in training for some time, and later
was transferred to Camp Pike, where
he was made Sergeant, and later
from there he went to Camp Dix. and
after a stay of two months, was sent
over, and has, since last September,
been stationed in France. He ar
rived in this country on March 12th,
just one week ago yesterday and to
c'ay eight days later is at home,
looking line as a result of his ex
perience in the. army. A great, big,
manly man coming home to bring
joy to the parents, whose hearts were
rent sore by his departure many
months since. He is looking first
rate and says he has seen some
things, but never wants to see an
SURPRISED ON BIRTHDAY
From Thursday's Daily.
Last Tuesday at the home of Fred
Baker, near Rock Bluffs, was given a
surprise -on Master Fred Baker, in
commemoration of his birthday. A
number of his young friends gather
ed for the purpose of celebrating
the event and giving him a good
time, which they certainly did. The
surprfse was complete and the good
time that followed was made up of
games, music and singing and was
crowned by a delightful luncheon at
a late hour, when all departed, ex
tending their best wishes and the
hope that Fred might enjoy many
more equally such happy events.
Those present to contribute to the
delightful and enjoyable occasion
were Fred Baker, the guest of honor,
Tose Baker, Goldie Ford, Mary Wil
son, Rodney Rainey, Stazie Warga,
Georgie Hull. Josephine Warga, Glen
Fitchhorn, John Warga, Vern Hen
dricks, Wayne Wilson, Levi Wilson.
Albert Warga, Harry Rainey, Gil
bert Hull and James Gouchenour.
HAS BEEN TRENSFERREO
TO OTTUMWA POSITION
From Friday's Daily.
Fred P. Hesse who has been the
chief clerk at Galesburg. for the
Burlington in their supply depart
ment, for some time past has been,
promoted to the system's store house
at Ottumwa, Iowa, and has gone to
that place and is in charge of the
work which he has been assigned
to. His mother Mrs. Fred M. Hesse,
is visiting here at this time, while
their household effects are being
shipped from Galesburg, 111., to Ot
tumwa, Iowa, in order that they
may get to keeping house again.
Fred P. Hesse who started as one of
the employes at the store house in
this city, has climbed up round by
round, until he is occupying a very
desirable and lucrative position
with the Burlington, and has prom
ise of better things yet to come.
"Happy School Days" a beautiful
graduation present for the class of
1919. . You will find a beautiful line
at the Journal office.
MRS. MARY EVERS IS. RE
PORTED ASS0ME BETTER
From Friday's nails'.
The condition of Mrs. Mary Evers
who is sick at the Jennie Edniundson
hospital at Council Bluffs, and
whose condition was so serious, is
now reported as being some improv
ed. Mrs. F.vers wiw very sick, even
so critical, that her recovery was
being dispaired . of. tmt with the
change for the better, hope of her
recovery is reviving, and while she
is still very serious, with each day
it is trusted she will show some im
provement. RETURNS HOME FROM
LIFE IN THE ARMY
Carl Eroege Returns an Expert Mo
tor Truck Mechanic and a Fin
ished Mechanic as Well
From Thursday' Dai,s.
This morning Carl Droege. who
has been at the training station of
the United States army, at Ft. Bliss,
Texas, where he liar, been serving
with the Motor Truck corps since
last summer, arrived home, having
been discharged there on the 18th.
During the time that Carl was in
the service, he was pretty anxious to
get across the "big pond"' and at one
time consented to being transferred
to a position in the blacksmithing
department in order to expedite the
time of his sailing. Having had con
siderable experience in the black
smithing line lie was given the white
tag within a few hours after he be
gan work, which signified that he
was in readiness for foreign ser
vice. But just then serious obstaclvs
came forth, and he was unable to
pass the physical examination, being
cent to the hospital for two opera
tions. While recATing from these
operations, he was taken with pneu
monia, and was in a very critical
condition for some time. He was in
bed for seven weeks battling for his
life, and when he recovered suffici
ently for service again, the armistice
had been signed and there was noth
ing left for him to do but to return
home, which he did. arriving today
to gladden the heart of his dear olfl
mother, who has been longing for
this day. In facjt, ever since the
ycung man enlisted, her heart and
soul has been with him.
In offering his service. Mr. Droege
went into the army more or loss pro
ficient as a machinist and a thorough
gas engine man. and the result of
his months of service has been simp
ly to broaden his experience along
the same line and ho returns an ex
pert motor truck and auto mechanic
and a capable machinist.
Carl returns home hale and hearty
and never felt better in" hws life.
which is indeed very pleasing to his
REX MAJORS RE
TURNS FROM FRANCE
After a Six Months' Sojourn Over
Seas Is Visiting Mother at
Pacific Junction How.
From Friday's Pall.
After having spent sonre six
monts in sunny (?) France, Rex
Majors returned home a few day's
ago and is visiting at the home of
hi3 mother, Mrs. John Bower, who
lives on a farm near Pacific Junc
tion. Rex was located for a long
time at Camp Pike. Arkansas, and
from there was sent to Camp Dix. N.
J., going overseas last September and
remaining until the fore part of the
present month, when he arrived in
America, and after being detained in
an eastern camp some little time, he
arrived in Camp Dodge, Iowa, last
week, and was discharged there last
Monday, arriving home on Tuesday
evening. After a visit with his moth
er, he will return to this city.
Now is the time of the year when
one should have, their Live Stock
and Buildings protected against loss
by fire, lightning and tornado.
' I write for the Farmers Mutual
Insurance Co., of Lincoln, the -old
est, strongest and most satisfactory
Farm Insurance Co., in Nebraska.
Do iot neglect this. W. T. Richard
son, Mynard. Phone 2411.
Iff TITLE OF
ALBERT FRICKE READY TO RE
LINQUISH WAR-TIME HON
ORS COMING HOME
JUST BACK FROM OVERSEAS
And Will Leave New York for Home
Today After Short Visit Will
Again Resume Practice
From Friday's Dally.
A night letter from Dr. Albert
Fricke, who attained, the rank of
Major in the Medical department of
the U. S. Army, but who says he is
just plain Dr. Fricke, if you please,
tells of his having arrived from over
seas and being discharged from the
service and says he will leave New
York today enroute for his home in
Mr. Fricke arrived in New York
from overseas about a week ago. His
experience in Europe is rich with
incidents of army life and the prac
tice of medicine and surgery as it
exists in France and in fact all over
the continent at the present time.
There is a trait of democracy in
our gallant young townsman, who
discards the army title promptly for
the simpler one of "Doctor." Upon
his return to civil life he will again
take up his chosen profession as a
worker for the "relief of the suffer
ing and afflicted populace of our
own fair land. We like this display
of American ideals and congratulate
the holder of such exalted princi
ples. . Dr. Fricke telephoned from New
York to his sister, Mrs. Harris, in
Omaha, but on account of the fail
ure to establish a good communica
tion, all she could grasp of his con
versation were the words. "I am
WILL HAVE HISTORY
OF RAINBOW DIVISIOII
Will Hoffman, a Member, and Eddie
Steinhauer Compile History of
the Glenwood. Company .
From Friday's Daily.
Will Hoffman, who some time ago
returned from the western front in
France, where, as a member of the
Glenwood company of the Rainbow
Division, he saw much fighting and
was himself wounded in action, in
conjunction with Eddie Steinhauer,
has compiled a history of the Rain
bow division, and especially of the
Glenwood company, which is now in
the hands of the printer. Mr. Hoff
man was discharged some time ago
and returned to his home here. The
Rainbow division, with the exception
of those who were wounded, is still
on duty with the army of occupation.
but is expected to sail for home early
Eddie Steinhauer departed this
morning for Glenwood, wnere tney
are having their book published, to
make " some arrangements for cuts
arvl pictures of the boys which will
be contained within its pages.
The project is one of merit and
will afford an accurate history of
the organization which will be kept
for vears bv the members of the
company a.nd their friends.
IS CARING FOR HER FRIENDS
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs. Marie Schreier,
of Amazonia, Mo., arrived here and
is staying t the home of Miss Ma
rie E. Kaufmann andi mother, being
a particular friend of the Kaufmann
family, and having come from the
same place in Switzerland as did
Mrs. Kaufmann. She will remain
and assist in the care of Mrs. Kauf
mann during her sickness. Durin
all the years of her life, this is the
first time Mrs. Kaufmann has found
it necessary to be treated by a phy
sician. While'very sick, she is get
ting along as well as could be ex-
Dected and is receiving -the most
careful and painstaking attention.
MRS. W. D. HILL, FORMERLY OP
SOUTH BEND DIES AT THE
HOME OF DAUGHTER
BURIED NEAR OLD HOMESTEAD
Came to Cass County Over Half Cen
tury Ago Now Rests Beside
Husband at South Bend
From Friday's Dally.
Nancy Jane Wei born was born in
Todd county, Kentucky. April 30.
1840, and died at Davenport, Iowa,
March 14. 1919, aged 78 years. 10
months and 14 days.
When 12 years old she moved
with her parents to Schuyler county,
Mo., where she lived until 1865.
They then moved to a farm near the
town of Louisville, where she was
married May 10, 1S68, to William D.
Hill. They went to house keeping
on the Hill homestead near South
P.end, living there until his death
on December 13. 1915. Since then
she has made her home with her
daughter. Mrs. J. C. Kline, living in
Fairbury, Nebraska, about a year
and a half and then moving with
them to Davenport, Iowa, in Septem
ber, 1917, where she remained until
She had suffered a great deal with
chronic gastritis and her weakened
condition caused her to fall Novem
ber 29th, dislocating her hip. She
was never able to walk afterward,
owing to her weak condition and
Mrs. Hill was the mother of eight
children, three of whom died in in
fancy and Minnie Thorp, a fourth,
in 1912. Those surviving her are
Frank Hill, of Omaha; Eunice Kline,
of Davenport, Iowa; Jesse J. Hill, of
Fort Morgan, Colorado and Charles,
of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Three brothers and eight grand
children also survive her. namely:
John Welborn. of Indianola. Nebras
ka; Frank Welborn, of Kline, Colo
rado and Taylor Welborn. of Seat
tle, Washington; Violet. Ruth and
Florence Thorp; Alvin and Lynn
Hill; Hazel and Evalyne Kline.
Funeral services were held at the
old home near South Bend Sunday,
March 16th. and interment was made
in the family cemetery.
FARM FOR SALE.
The E. R. Todd Homestead 80
acre improved farm, 3 miles west
of Plattsmouth. now owned by
Russel Todd. Price $250.00 per
acre. T. H. ronocK, naiismouin.
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A SmVKX MESSAGE
O those who have recently moved in
to this community the officers of this
institution extends a hearty welcome.
If we can be of any assistance to you either as bank
ers or as neighbors we want you to call on us. .
-Please keep in mind that you are always welcome
to use our banking room as a place to meet friends or
transact business of any kind.
We believe you will find that this same spirit of
neighborliness exists in all our public Institutions.
Come iu at your convenience and get acquainted.
First NatioiYa.1 Bank
HAS SOME TWO HUNDRED
ACRES OF WINTER WHEAT
From Friday's Dally.
Joseph J. Johnson is endeavoring
to assist in every way possible in the
feeding of the people of the world.
He has in for the coming harvest
200 acres of wheat, which he will
use for that purpose. Last fall be
was' not permitted to complete his
seeding of winter wheat by the ad
verse weather, the rains interfering
and this. spring, he began where he
had left off and sowed spring wheat
in the remainder of the pieces at
home. Yesterday he fowed about
eleven acres to spring wheat to com
plete the fields. Mr. Johnson says
with his flock of sheep now on hi
home place, there are some thirty
five to forty spring lambs skipping
RETURNED FROM THE EAST.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs. C. A. Marshall
who has been visiting in California.
Pennsylvania, for the past two
months, called there by the very ser
ious, illness of the daughter Mrs. J.
W. Bull, formerly Gladys Marshall,
and being accompanied by Dr. Mar
shall. After the turn for the better
of his daughter. Dr. Marshall re
turned home and the. mother re
mained until the daughter should
be up again. After the recovery cf
the daughter, the grand daughter
was stricken with the disease, and
Mrs. Marshall remained until her
restoration to health, and returned
! home yesterday.
MRS. CLAUS BOETEL, SR.
IS REPORTED VERY SICK
From Friday's Daily.
Mrs. Claus Boetel, Sr.. who has
been, so very sick at her home in
this city for some time. i continuing
in the same poor condition of health
and each day she grows a little weak
er as a result of her prolonged ill
ness: It was hoped that with the
coming of spring-like weather she
might rally somewhat but Just now
her condition is very poorly and her
suffering is intense. Everything
possible is being done to ease her dis
tressful condition and the chances
of recovery are not nearly so good
as it was hoped they might be.
HOUSES ARE SCARCE
Certainly no finer, testimonial
"Growing Plattsmouth" could
cited than the fact that houses are
as scarce here a3 the proverbial
hen's teeth. And. incidentally, no
greater assistance could be rendered
this spirit of growth than by build
ing more residence properties and
thus continuing to induce people to
locate in our midst. A dozen more
good homes could be rented within
a few days if they were available.
The Journal editor believes the pres
ent year can be made one of un
precedented expansion and growth
for this city, if everyone will get
behind the ball and keep it rolling.
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