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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1919.
THE PRICE OF
ALSO BE MET
A SEQUEL TO THE WORLD WAR,
DEPICTING THE COST OF
"BRINGING 'EM BACK"
ADVERTISING VICTORY LOAN
Put On by the Women Who are Be
Liiid the Victory Loan At the
Prom Saturday'? Inilv.
Four war mans have been launch
ed and carried to a successful issue,
b -inir the means of raising millions
of dollars to tale the bovs awav from
Lome, from loved ones! from ' conn-!
try in order that thev might fight .
for freedom and liberty,
have been blessed with a
i i . . s ,
of hostilities and the peace pact is I
about to be signed. Every one of hs
gladly sal-scribed to the previous
loans to get our boys across ai.d into
action and when they got there
thty distinguished themselves for
bravery as only Americans can do.
We are proud of these boys of ours.
Now there is only one thing to do.
and that it to bring these boys back
home again. Of course some of them
lie beneath the poppied fields of
France, and they cannot return to
"us. but the War Department proposes
to return their remains for inter
ment at home, if their families wish
it. and they themselves, through
having sacrificed their lives, have
left to posterity a glorious remem
brance of their bravery and daring.
So it isnow up to us to help reunite
as many of the broken households
which the war caused, as is possible.
Mothers are anxious to see their sons
again, wives the husband and fath
er and sweethearts their lover. Not
alone are the fisrhting forces to bej
brought back home, but numerous of
them are crippled and maimed and vo
cational trades nnit be taught them
before they v ill be enabled to make The committee of the Grand Army
their own livelihood, and we couldn't of the Republic having in charge the
think of turning thete men out de- matter of arranging the Decoration
pendent on someone for their sup- day service and also that of Memor
port. This is only a part of "The ial Sunday has announced the se
Prke of Peace." And high as it is. lection or the respective speakers for
the price is only a farthing as com- these two services. Rev. M. A. Shine
pared with what we would have is chosen as the Decoration day ora
spent by 'tow had the war gone on. tor and a more pleasing selection
We would have subscribed to our would have been difficult to make.
Fifth war loan tome time ago and even had the committee gone outside
right now be in contemplation of a of the community for its orator. He
rixth or perhaps seventh loan. So is a gifted speaker and at heart an
it is easily seen that the price of intensely patriotic man and we may
peace is cheap when compared to the look forward to a masterful address
price of war. ; at these services, which will in all
You will soon be asked to purchase probability be held at the Parmele
short term bonds to aid in returning theatre on the 30th of next month,
our boys to their homes. When they although it is not definitely known
went away you thought perhaps you if that place can be procured as yet.
would never see them acrain and now , Last year Hon. Judge T. S. Stevens,
when they're well and able to come of the Iowa Supreme court.Mlelivered
borne will you let a few paltry dol-.the Decoration day address here,
lars stand between them and home. J Rev. A. V. Hunter has been se
No! They stood between the great lected as the one to deliver the Me
Hindenburg line and Pari and the morial Sunday address on the Sun
I'nited States and YOU! Let's notjday preceding Decoration day. but
permit anything in the world to it is not announced as yet where this
to stand between them and us now. service will be held. In the selection
You may say. "Well, my boy is , of Mr. Hunter for this service, the
safely borne; let the others get home
as best they can." Remember, how
ever, it was some other man's boy
some mother's son who helped to
make home safe for you and who is
responsible for the fact that your
own boy is home. Every one should
respond by doing their part at this
To the end of promoting the 5th
or Victory loan, it has been arranged
to show the new government film,
"The Price of Peace" at the Parmele
n?xt Wednesday night. This picture
is the etjuul of "The Birth of a Na
tion" and will be shown absolutely
free. It has just been released by
the United States government for the
express purpose of "furthering the
Victory loan, and this is what the
government itself, through one of
its most prominent officials in the
public eye today, has to say regard
ing the picture:
"As an aid to furthering the edu
cational propaganda for the Tenth
district, the moving picture film.
"The Price of Peace," has been ten
dered to the women by the Publicity
department. Mr; J. W. AVorley, direc-
1 ...K 1 l . , . . . .
win iiavf iiuu me opportunity 01
viewing it, as one of the finest that
has been released. Mr. Frank R. "Wil
son. Director of Publicity (Washing
to) has tl.l.s to say about it:"
"I have just seen the working print
of "The Price of Peace" and its Vic
tory loan titles. It is the greatest!
film I ever looked at. Not by anv
means is its virtue in its Victory loan
selling message, for that is subordi
uated to the film itself, but by sheer
dramatic forcefulness. emphasized by
a brutal nakedness of authenticity
I have never seen a film the equal of
"The Price of Peace."
"I have had someof the best pro
fessional talent obtainable working
on the picture. The "War College,
Signal Corps, Marine Corps, Navy
Photographic Division and Red Cross
all put at our disposal the cream of
our photographic libraries. The re
sult obtained in "The Price of Peace
has exceeded my greatest expecta
tions. A member of the buying staff
of the two greatest motion picture
theatres In the world (they're not
far frm Broadwa ,old motion
p,c,ure mn that "The Price of
i Peace" as a commercial attraction
.'would out draw hv far nnv nthpr rov.
ernment picture released during the
war. I have been told that the
picture would gain a tremendous
I revenue if leased for exhibition in
' lit t n n 1 rV A u V 4 v Mi a miKI S a no
a trade production.
"Nevertheless, the Department will
stick to its original plans to release
"The Price of Peace" through the
Victory Loan organization to the
public without admission fees being
Plattsmouth people will welcome
the opportunity to see this picture so
early in the course of its bookings
over the state and it should prove
a stimulating force to subscriptions
to the coming loan.
REV. SHINE SELECTED
TO DELIVER ADDRESS
At Decoration Day Services, by G.
A. R. Committee Rev. Hunter
for Memorial Day Talk
From Saturdays liall .
committee has again demonstrated
its good Judgment, as he will com
pletely fill the bill in-the position to
which he has been selected.
AT YARD OFFICE
From Friday's Dally.
The Burlington carpenter gang
are busy these days under the di
rection of foreman Conrad Sohl, in
making some extensive repairs on
the yard office building at the Bur
lington local yards. The building
had become somewhat dilapidated,
and in the reconstruction of the
place, which required new sills, and
supports, care is being exercised to
have the supports in Tine, in order
that a bath room and lavatory can
be installed in the space under the
office. This will make the matter of
cleaning up after a hard day's work
for the men who had to go home in
order to wash heretofore, much
nicer. Mr. C. S. Johnson and the
switchmen and engine men are be
hind the move for the installing the
Fancy stationery at this office.
CAME TO CLOSE
OCCASION ONE OF MUCH SATIS
FACTION TO CHURCH HERE
AND TO VISITORS.
CHURCH IN HEALTHY CONDITION
Encouraging Reports from Over the
District Show Excellent Work
is Being Accomplished.
From Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday morning the convention
of the Christian churches of the Sec
ond Nebraska district in session here
this week, convened with the same
good attendance that has been pres
ent at former meetings of the pre
ceding two days, and if anything
with increased enthusiasm.
The membership of the local Chris
tian church demonstrated their in
terest in the convention by furnish
ing a large attendance from their
numbers at each of the sessions and
participating with the delegates
in a discussion of church affairs and
problems as well as extending them
the glad hand of fellowship and
courteous treatment as well.
Of those on the program the after
noon before several were needed at
their homes and took their departure
last evening. This cut down the at
tendance of delegates at yesterday's
sessions considerably, but the inter
est held up remarkably well.
The morning meeting was marked
by a devotional period in charge of
William Oeschger, of Bethany, who
in his own pleasing manner, made
the session one of interest fo every
The conferences of the different!
church activities which marked the
opening day's session were repeated,
with even more interest evidenced in
the different periods discussed than
on the former occasion. Miss Cora
Hemery spoke for the C. W. B. M.;
C. C. Dobbs for the Christian En
deavor; Paul B. Rains for the Bible
school and William Oeschger forthe
State Missions. These matters con
sumed the time until the noon hour.
The Afternoon Session
The devotional portion of the af
ternoon's work was in charge of
Rev. W. McCarty, minister of the
Christian church at Greenwood. His
subject was "Girded for the Day,"
and he had for his Bible reference
the text of scripture. "It is high time
to awake out of thy sleep; the night
is far spent and the day is at band.
Let us therefore cast off the works
of darkness and let us put on the ar
mor of light." Rom. 13:11-12.
The next thirty minutes, or more,
were devoted to the business end of
the convention, and were of as much
interest as had been the other por
tions of the meeting.
There was to have been an address
by L. C. Oberlies on the subject of
"The Abandoned Church." but as he
was called home to Lincoln, this al
so had to be abandoned.
Then followed the C. W. B. M.
period which was under the direction
of Miss Cora Hemery, who is in
tensely interested in this particular
field of labor and always makes the
mission subject one of much inter
est to everyone who hears her.
The remainder of the afternoon
session was devoted to the Bible
school subject, after which the con
vention adjourned until the evening
session, when a series of interesting
stereoptican views were shewn to a
large audience together with other
minor features comprising the clos
ing program of the convention.
The holding of the convention in
this city has added much to the in
terest aroused in church work in
the city and should be the means of
bringing the membership to a more
earnest and solicitous interest in the
welfare of the Master's work, and
being augmented with the revival
meetings which are to begin tomor
row at .the local church should be re
flected favorably in future good ac
complished. The church here has
cause for rejoicing at the interest
being taken by the members in re
ligious matters. '"
Wall Paper, Paints. Glass. Picture
Framing. Frank Gobe'man.
IS CONSULTING A SPECIALIST, t
From Saturday's ln.
Mrs. John Cory and two daughters
Mrs. Sybel Brantner, who is visiting
in this city from her home at Pend
er, and Mrs. Nadie Seliu'.tz, and
husband were paShtiipers to Omaha
this afternoon, where they go to the
office of Dr. Dunn, for consultation
and examination of Mrs. Cory who
has been sick for many months, and
while having had medical council
and service, has not grown any
better preceptably. She goes now
to ascertain if possible what is the
matter with her hesii!h at.d to find
a cure for it if possible.
WRITES TO HOME
- FOLKS RECENTLY
From Saturday's Daliv.
IS STILL OVERSEAS WITH THE TJ.
S. ARMY AND 170 TELLING
WHEN KE'LL RETURN
Sister and Parents Receive Letter
Telling of Experiences and of
the Country He's Seen.
Oliver Harvey, who has been away
from here for nearly two years and
who has been in FYance' for many
months, writes his sister and par
ents telling of his experiences in the
French republic, where he is with
the aero squadron:
My Dear Folks:
It has beer, some time sirce last
I wrote you. .c;ti!l the time is indefi
nite as to when we shall leave this
field on our way home. The sooner
the better you know, but it cannot
be helped if we . don't get away as
soon as we expectyr we can't leave
before the time comes.
Well, at last, we are having won
derful weather bore. Today the boys
are out on a ten or twelve mile hike.
There is nothing to do and they have
to hike for exercise. A cook, you
know, has to work just as hard in
times of peace as he does in time of
war, so you see why I am not out
I received the picture you sent me
or ttie tolks aiui you ami ueorge.
Mother looks as if the was waiting
Elsewhere in the Journal is ad-
be me? Father looks quite well. You
and George hok as though you were
I am glad to be receiving a few.
letter lately and 1 am writing a few.
Well everything has been said and
I guers I will quit. Your loving son.
OLIVER M. HARVEY.
CLIFF SQUIRES BACK
AT WORK AGAIN
After Having; Spent Six Months in
France He Returns te Work
- As Operator Here.
From Saturday'? Daily.
When the call came for operators
for the radio department. Cliff
Squires, who was then working at
the Burlington station here, offered
his serveces and was accepted and
sent to France la?t September, where
he served as an operator for some
six months, lie returned to Amer
ica on March 2rd and some couple of
weeks ago was discharged at Camp
Funston, after having done his full
duty in the service of the country.
He returned to Platts mouth this
morning and 'this afternoon goes to
work as night trick operator, taking
the position formerly occupied by
Frank Barkus and Mr. Barkus will
be sent to some other place to work
for the -company.
HAS ABERRATION OF THE BRAIN
From Saturday's T'aiiV.
At hearing last evening given
Mrs. Frank Pine of this city, as to
her mental condition, she was ad
judged as being in need of treat
ment for the restoration of her
mental, poise, and was this morning
taken by Sheriff Quinton, her hus
band and a nurse to the hospital at
Lincoln for treatment. The unbal
ance is very pronounced, but it is
hoped that careful treatment will
in a short time rectify the disturbance.
LETTER TO RELATIVES TELLS
OF TRAGIC DEATH OF COR
PORAL HENRY HIRZ.
WHS BURiEO ON HILL NO. 204
And the Writer Sketched a Map
. Showing Location of the Grave
of PiattEiouth Hero.
From Fridny's raily
"Mid.-t the inevitable grief caused
by the loss of lyved ones in the war.
no greater consolation can come to
the relatives and friends of those
who "paid the price" than that de
rived from the knowledge that their
loved one died in the performance of
his heroic duty. To lead a squad for
ward up the slope of a hotly contest
ed hiil in the face of enemy machine
gun lire that was terrific and "carry
on until literally shot to death is
indeed an honor and the fact that a
Plattsniouth boy made this preme
"ffart an his "bit" to the cause of
world freedom. Thould make our
hearts swell with pride in his glor
We refer to Henry Hirz. who fell
in battle on October ".lb. His cousin.
Miss Lena Hirz. now at Kirksville,
Mo., recently received a letter from
Sergeant Glen Thorp, now of Hq.
Co.. 4 3rd Inf.. Camp Travis. San An
tonio. Texas, but who was well ac
quainted with Hirz before the two
left the states for overseas and who
remained hi? good friend to the end.
in which he tells of Hirz' heroic ac
tion, being an eye-witness of his
Accompanying the letter is a map
sketched by Mr. Thorp, showing the
location of the grave of the Platts
mouth boy on Hill 204, near where
he fell in battle.
The letter and map have been for
warded by Miss Hirz to her mother.
Mrs. John Hirz. aunt of the deceased
young man. and through courtesy of
Mrs. Hirz we are privileged to pub
lish the account of how he met death
out there in "No Man's Land."
The letter follows:
Camp Logan, Houston, Texas,
March If., 19H.
Miss Lena Hirz. A. S. O. Hospital.
Hear Miss Hirz:
It was a very pleasant surprise for
me to receive your letter of inquiry.
Mr. Henry Hirz was one of my very
close friend? and I had known him
for some time before we went over
seas. 1 nrst met mm in i;amp nan-
cock. Ga., in February. 191S and
from that time on until we went. in
to battle on October 5. we were fast
We fought together with the Ma
rines at Belleau Woods. He was a
larson man under me at the Battle of
Chateau Thierry and served most
gallantly, carrying messages under
heavy fire regardless of danger. At
the battle of St. Mihiel he was in
the foremost of those to follow the
tanks "Over the Top."
I was made Chief of the Scouts at
the same time Henry was made a
corporal. On September 26 we went
over the top at Montfacon and by
October 4th we had advanced and
taken Bois de Beuge. the Valley of
the Andou, Ciergos and Hill 204.
On October 5th the "Seventh"
tried five times to take Hill 253, but
were checked each time by terrible
slaughter from machine gun fire. At
last the scouts were ordered over to
find these machine gun nests. I
led them over as their chief and we
were forced to dig in behind the
hedge between 204 . and 253. We
were under a terrible fire from all
sides when "K" Co. was ordered to
They came down over the crest of
Hill 204 in half a dozen waves and
charged past us. As they started up
Hill 253, the Boche's machine guns
broke loose and men fell by the doz
ens. The waves split into plunging
groups with Hirz leading one. Then
I sawv.him stumble and fall forward,
his squad fell back and then we were
all ordered to the rear.
Hill 253 was put under terrible
artillery fire all the rest of that day
and at midnight we crept over in the
dark and after a hand to hand fight,
I sent some men to find Hirz. They
reported him dead from machine
gun fire. They buried him on Hill
2 0 4 near a fork of the River Andon.
Six days later I was ordered fo
the V. S. as a scout instructor and
I left the terrible field of Verdun
with its thousands of dead agape at
the drenching sky.
I left one man behind under the
green sod on Hill 204, but I know
that the French peasants will not
tread on the grave and the crude
wooden cross that marks it will be
replaced by a better one and when I
cheer the home coming troops I will
also cheer for one "over there," and
I hope that people will not forget
His children are probably too
small to realize anything but a vague
sorrow, but when they grow up per
haps some one will tell them of their
father of whom they will always be
I will inclose a map I drew if
it will be of any use to you.
In conclusion I will say that I am
a Canadian and a volunteer. I have
been in the army since February 1st,
11)1 S, quitting college at that time
to enlist. Should you care to hear
from me again a letter will reach me
at the address on the back of this
WILL SOON DEPART
FOR THE WEST
From Friday's Dally.
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Newbranch,
who has been visiting in this city
for the past week at the home of
their daughter Mrs. Earl Travis and
family, departed this afternoon for
Omaha, where they will visit for
some time, at the home of their
son Harvey Newbranch and family,
after which they will depart for'the
west going to Los Angeles, where
they will spend some time, and will
make their home on the coast for
RETURNS HOME FROM IMPERIAL
From Friday's Dally.
C. E. Cook returned home from
Imperial, .Nebraska, Tuesday morn-,
ing, of this week, where he had
been spending a few days with old
Cass county friends, and looking
after some business matters. While
at Imperial he made a visit with our
good old Plattsmouth citizens. Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Shopp, who moved to
that part of the state a few years
ago. Mr. Shopp has been doing
fine since he became aresident of
Chase counts', and Mr. Cook says
that his wheat crop this season is
looking the very best. He enjoyed
his visit very much at the Shopp
You will find a complete line of
School Day books at the Journal of
fice. A beantiful graduation pres
ent. We have an excellent .line to
A Service message
tut ttita as .vu ' i jj 1 1 mm:
I N A N C E like surgery or law is a
special field. Farming is a special field.
The officers of this bank specialize in finance. The
farmers who come to us foradvice get advice on Snance
only. .We do not attempt to show them how to oper
ate their farms without invitation.
The service this bank has to offer farmers has main
ly to do with the financial end of the business check
ing accounts, savings accounts, investments funds for
operating, production, expansion and marketing.
Farmers know what will "pay" in farming opera
tions. Our long experience qualifies us to judge what
will "pay" in financing the farm.
First NatioivaJ Baivk
f Ia.ttsmoath, Nebraska.
BEGIN SUNDAY AT
J. S. SPEARS. OF NEBRASKA CITY
HAS BEEN SECURED TO
LEAD THE EFFORT
Good Music Will Also be a Feature
of the Meeting A Cordial
From Thursday's Taflv.
An evangelistic campaign will be-
Jgin in the Christian church Sun
day, April Cth. This meeting is un
dertaken for the good of the com
munity and for the whole people of
The church has secured Mr. J. R.
Spears, of Nebraska City, to lead the
revival effort and he comes highly
Plattsmouth people, irregardless
of church preference, are urged to
plan their work so as to permit at
tending these meetings and by their
presence help to make them a power
for good in the community. Excel
lent music will be a feature of the
meetings and Mr. Spears will bring
to his hearers a whole gospel preach
ed in the spirit of love and kind
ness. Members of the church are espec
ially urged to furnish the meeting
with the help and influence of their
regular attendance and a cordial wel
come is extended to everyone.
CELEBRATES 85TH " BIRTHDAY.
From Fridays Dally.
Mrs. Sarah Archer, widow of J.
B. Archer, who has been dead for
the past twenty-five years, celebrat
ed her 85th birthday today by a
dinner at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. M. E.- Buttery, where Rite
is making her home, and was joined
in the dinner by the family of her
daughter and Rev. and Mrs. D. A.
Youtsey who are delegates from
Elmwood to the convention of the
Christian church here. Mrs. Arch
er was born in Stark county Ohio,
and has lived in Plattsmouth for the
past 32 years. She was in receipt,
of a number of beautiful presents,
and many flowers from her friends
here to attest their love and loyalty
to this aged lady.
GETTING HOUSE UNDER WAY.
From Friday's Tnlly.
A. B. Smijh and workmen are get
ting things in sljape for the erection
of the new home of W. F. Gillispie
and wife, which they are having
constructed in 4his city. The exca
vation for the basement is nearly fin
ished and the lumber is rapidly be
ing hauled to the ground and every
thing gotten in shape to begin work
on the building soon.
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