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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, MAY 26, 1919.
SARY LAST EVE
?. 'fc THEATRE CLOSES A
V TSFUL. YEAR'S EUSI-
" HOST FITTINGLY
GAVE, 'IET AND SMOKER
To Esiplojces and Wives at Wagner
Hotel Plates Were Laid lor
Total of Twenty G nests
From Friday's really.
Employees of the Parniele thea
tre, together with their wives and a
Journal representative were guests
of the management last night ut a
banquet and smoker given in honor
of tlie first anniversary of Messrs.
Miore and Cloidt in the moving pic
ture business in Plattsmouth.
Plates were laid for twenty and
at the close of the second show the
employees and their wives went to
the Wagner dining room where ev
erything was in readiness for the
During the serving of the delic
ious four course banquet, music was
furnished from a New Edison phono
graph, and the exquisite songs were I
rendered so realistically that a trav-
eling man in the lobby of the hotel
made inquiry as to who was doing
the singing behind the closed doors
of the spacious dining room. Social
converse held sway during the hour
of serving, a good time being in
dulged in by the merry banquettors. f
Following this ta!k wre indulg-i
ed in by the management expressing J
their appreciation of the efforts of J
tHeir employees to maintain the high i
standard of excellence they seek al
ways to give their patrons. A guess
ing contest was indulged in as to
the number of paid admissions to
the show during the past year and
some pretty close as well as "far-from-close"
guesses were hazarded.
It is such get-together meetings
as this that fosters the spirit of co
operation between employer and em
ployee and the affair of last r.ieht
should inculcate even greater than
it now exists that spirit which means
so much to attaining success.
Messrs. Moore and Cloidt are to
be compliment ed on the accomplish
ments of their first year in the pic
ture game and patrons of their the
atre stand ready at all times to at
test their judgment in securing the
best of pictures always.
DROVE FROM LONG
BEACH IN A CAR
Traveled 2.106 Miles in Total of 13
Days siect in Car and En- .
joyed Trip Immensely.
From Friday's Dally.
Walter Thomas and wife had Lon
nie Todd guessing last evening when
they came to the Todd home and
asked for lodging, without saying
who they were or whither they
They had traveled 2,1 Ofi miles
since leaving Long Beach in their
car and had been on the road thir
teen days. The actual distance be
tween here and Long Deach is about
1,800 miles, the balance of the mile
age having been put in on side trips
along the way. They averaged about
a hundred and fifty miles per day,
covering the distance in thirteen
days, during which time they slept
in their car every night but one,
when it hailed pretty badly. Mr.
Thomas is looking fine as a result of
After visiting here for a time they
will go on to Illinois, where they ex
pect to spend some time visiting be
fore returning west.
Speaiiing of Plattsmouth people
living in Los Angeles, they said all
are well and getting along fine.
Oii the public highway somewhere
between the Joe Wiles, corner and
the Eight Mile freek. Finder please'
notify Wm. Rummel.
WILL VISIT IN M EERIE, ENG.
Frm Friday" Dally.
Two clays since Thomas Phillips.
wife and little . daughter Mary
Louise, who have been visiting in
this city for several weeks past.
the guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. II. S. Ramsey and their sister
Mrs. Foxwell. departed for England
where they will visit for some six
months. Mr. Phillips has been en
gaged in business at Harrison, in
Sheridan county in the northwest
portion of the state for several
years they making their home
there. Mr. Phillips is a native of
England and this will make Mrs
Phillips' fifth trip across the ocean
LEFT AS A PRIVATE;
NOW A LIEUTENANT
TELEGRAM ANNOUNCING AR
RIVAL OF PLATTSMOUTH BOY
RECEIVED THIS MORNING.
From Friday's Dally.
This morning Mrs. Henry Herold
received a message from her son Lt.
Matthew Herold, who arrived last
evening from overseas, where he
has been for the past seventeen
months, telling of his arrival at
Camp Meade, and also conveying
the information that he will be dis
charged from the service in a short
time. Matthew Herolo was receiv
ing an education in law at Harvard
University, which was a gift to him
and was enabling him to secure the
coveted instruction, which he when
the call came for the young Ameri
can blood and manhood to do val
ient service , for his country, laid
aside the books and quitting the
school, ivhich indeed was highly
prized as it was a gift from his
uncle Matthew Gering to him, offer
ed his services to the country which
he loved. With some doubt in his
mind as to how the kind hearted
uncle would take his action. he
accepted the chance of serving the
country and notifying his uncle of
his decision, thanked him for his
kindness. Matthew Gering the gen
erous hearted attorney, said go and
do what you can for your country
and God bless you. Young Matthew
enlisted with a Wyoming regiment,
where he had a former school
friend and was n a short time sent
over, and soon made a Sergeant,
then Sergeant Major, and returned
BUYS AN AUTOMOBILE.
From FrMov'n Datlv.
Wm. Kenrichsen has made a pur
chase of a car, which they will en
joy as a pleasure car and will he
useful in their business as well.
The car which they purchased is a
Simplex and is one which should
give them lots of good service, and
add to the pleasure of living, as it
will enable them to get out during
the fine weather and have an out
ing when without the car it would
not be possible.
OF REO TRUCK
Robert Good while in the city on
last Wednesday made the purchase
of a Reo truck from the sales sta
tion of J. E. Mason and is now pre
pared for any kind of hauling. Mr.
Good will use the truck for some of
his own heavy hauling as well as
he is having built on his farm near
Murray a residence, and will do the
hauling with the truck. He will al
so use the truck for hauling hogs
and cattle to the South Omaha mar
ket. D ALTON BOYS ARRIVE.
From Friday' Dally.
They with the other members of
the 89th division arrived in New
York yesterday and these two young
men and fine ones at that added to
the six published elsewhere in this
paper, make eight for this county,
and we expect more, anyway we
hope so. to arrive home soon. The
message told oT these boys to go to
Camp Dodge for discharge at an
early date. Two more noble young
Americans of Plattsmouth which
we shall be glad to greet home
"Wanted: Girl for general house
work, in small family. Must . do
plain cooking; good wages. Write
Mrs. T. M. Patterson, Plattsmouth,
BACK IN U. S.
SERGEANT WILLIAM R
ONLY PLATTSMOUTH EOY
IN THE LIST.
OF THE FAMOUS 89TH DIVISION
Men to Land at New York Yester
day Remaining Five from
Over the County.
From Friday's Dally. .
There are a number of hearts that
are beating quicker by reason of the
news flashed over the wires yester
day afternoon, announcing the safe
arrival of an even half dozen Cass
county boys who have seen service
overseas, in New York. After spend
ing a brief time in camps adjacent
to New i ork. during which they
will be made especial guests of home
coming celebrations, these noys wm
be sent to Camp Dodge, there to re
ceive their discharge papers and be
mustered out of the service.
The list of six comprises Sergeant
William R. Holly, of Plattsmouth;
Harold A. Koop, of Louisville; Wil
liam M. Buck, of Greenwood; Walter
Wunderlich. of Nehawka; Edward
Noell and Corporal William H. Gar
rison, of Weeping Water. The young
men have seen some .of the most in
tense service, and for their service
and gallanutry have had especial
mention, as well as gaining promo
tion. A few of them have received
wounds and some who were reported
as having been seriously injured are
now to return home in as good con
dition as when they went.
Some of the boys enumerated have
been in the service well nigh onto
two years. Among those who have
been away the longest are Sergeant
W. R. Holly, Walter H. Wunderlich
and Harold A. Koop.
Cass county will welcome the re
turn of these boys as soon as little
old New York gets done celebrating
with them and they are finally dis
charged to return to their homes in
The list contained the name of
John West as having arrived at
New York from overseas, and this
acMs another to the list already for
yesterday of Cass county men. j
MOUTH MAN RISING
Albert Clabaugh Receives a Sub
stantial Advancement in East
Was Manager Here
From Friday's Pally.
The following, taken from the
columns of the Englewood (N. J.)
Press, tells of the promotion of a
former Plattsrrouth man, who made
good, here as manager of the Platts
mouth Gas and Electric company,
and who has constantly climbed the
ladder of success since going east.
in noVp fnrthor rl vn n re- :
ment in the near future. Here is
what the paper in the east has to
say about him:
"Albert Clabaugh, local commer
cial manager. Public Service Corpo
ration, has been promoted to assis
tant agent at Newark. Mr. Clabaugh
has managed the local office for the
past six years and during his re
gime has effected many improve
ments and the patrons of this dis
trict are indeed indebted to him for
the most excellent service rendered
during most trying times. He has
been succeeded in Englewood by A.
I. Reeve, who has assisted him here
for the past five and one-half years,
and who is most ably equipped for
the position. Mr. Reeve is-thoroughly
competent, courteous and aggres
sive, and has earned his promotion
by faithful, conscientious and intel
EGGS FOR HATCHING.
Single combed Buff Orpbington
eggs for hatching. One dollar per
setting of fifteen eggs, or five dollars
per hundred. See or call Sam Good
man. Mynard, Nebr. 19-tf
ROY HOLLY ARRIVES
IN THE GOOD OLD U. S.
From Friday's pally
The ship carrying the boys from
Nebraska to this country arrived
last evening and this morning Wm.
Holly received a message from his
sen Roy Holly from Hoboken. N. J.,
saying they had arrived safely and
will in a short time depart for Camp
Dodge for discharge. There are a
large number of Plattsmouth and
Cass county boys in that division
and it will be with much rejoicing
that all arrive home.
Four of the Clerks at PostofSce Case
Cards and Pass Credibly in a
Test Here Yesterday.
From Thursday's Di!y.
A man in charge of case examina
tions came down from the Omaha
post office yesterday and held exami
nations of those in the local office
who have charge of dispatching the
outgoing mail. Those to be examin
ed on Nebraska were Mrs. W. H.
I'ickard and Misses Bessie Shea and
George K. Staats took the exami
nation on the southern" half of Iowa,
and went over the top. receiving a
grade of 100 per cent, not making a
single error through misthrow of a
card. The more than six hundred
cards were cased into 110 separate
compartments in nineteen minutes
by Mr. Staats.
The young ladies, who threw the
entire state of Nebraska, made ex
cellent grades. Miss Peterson receiv
ing the highest. 9 9.C5, while Miss
Shea and Mrs. Pickard were close
seconds with a i tie percentage of
&9.S3 each. All are good percentages
and show the aptitude of the local
clerks for the work in hand.
ATTACKED BY AN
Rev. Lane Douglass. Minister
Mound City, Mo., Brother cf
J. E. Douglass Attacked.
From FriAy'p Dally
Last week Edward Conz who had
become demented while living in
the country went to Mound City,
Mo., and taking with him an axe
and hammer started to clean up. or
rather to hammer up the town. He
first attacked Rev. Lane Douglass a
brother of Judge J. E. Douglass of
this city with his hammer having
thrown the axe away, knocking him
down with the instrument and but
for a sudden change in the mind of
the maniac, would have killed the
minister. The crazy man went to
another house and was about to at
tack a little girl, but was persuaded
from the act by the girl's mother.
He then visited a place where some
carpenters were working and was
driven off. Going down town he
was surrounded and finally arrest
ed by a constable who placed him
in confinement until his case was
passed upon by the board of insan
ity, when he was sent to the hos
pital at St. Joseph. Rev. Douglass
as iortunate luai ne escapeu wnu
the injuries on the head and arm.
and that he was not- killed.
GOES TO LINCOLN
From Thursday's Daily
This morning Sheriff C D. Quint
on departed for Lincoln, where he
took James Smelley who goes to
that place to begin his term of im
prisonment in the state peniten
tiary, for the burglary of the store
of Gansemer at Murray several days
ARE RETURNING HOME AGAIN.
From Tuesday's Daily.
This morning J. D. Cross of Un
ion, the manager of the ; Farmers
Union Store at Union, drove to this
city with Mrs. A. J. Kepser and
Miss Elizabeth Sutton, who have
been visiting at the home of Mr.
Cross from their home at Harvey,
Oregon, and to which place they
were returning at this time. Mrs.
W. B. Gates from Elderado, Kansas
also was a guest at the Cross home,
and departed this morning for her
home in the south.
ED BACK TQ U.
NEBRASKANS ARRIVE FROM
LONG TERM OF SERVICE
ON FOREIGN FIELDS
GOVERNOR MET BOAT !N N. Y.
Wives and Mothers Also Sweet-
hearts Present Boys Left
Brest on May 15th.
From Friday's Dally.
The 89th division, famous over
seas unit composed of drafted men
from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri
and Colorado trained at CaniD
Funstoir by Gen. Leonard Wood 'is
back in the states once more, follow
ing a long tenure of active service
on foreign fields.
Eight ships, two of them the giant
merchant vessels Leviathan and Im
perator, brought home 28,000 troops
of the American expeditionary forces
yesterday. A large number of these
were frcm the S9th division.
Among those present at the pier to
greet the returning heros was Gen.
Wood, who trained the boys at Camp
Funston and who. being denied the
privilege of commanding them over
seas, went back to Camp Funston
without a murmur to heroically un
dertake the task of training a second
large unit in order that America
might win. Also waiting to greet
the native sons of their respective
states were Governor Allen of Kan
sas and Governor McKelvie of Ne
braska. The two great transports came up
the bay with the Leviathan leading
bv less than half a mile, and then.
docked at the same pier they used
when under the German flag. The
ships left Brest Thursday May J 5.
the Imperator at 1 a. m. and the
Leviathan at 8:30 p. m. There then
developed a race with" the result that
the latter vessel overtook and pass
ed the Imperator early on Tuesday
The boat which was chartered to
go down the bay with Gov. McKelvie
and Gov. Allen and their parties.)
carried also many fathers, mothers, j
wives, sisters and sweethearts of the
soldiers, who had traveled 1,700,
miles from Nebraska and Kansas to
be present at the New York part of
v . .
tne Dig ceieDrauon oi me Home
coming of these 2,000 midwest mem
bers of the 89th division.
The welcome to be given the 89th
division will equal and perhaps
eclipse welcomes given to other
home-coming divisions. A CO-piece
band has been engaged for the oc
casion. The 89th's official record starts
with the division's entry into the
trenches along the Toul sector on
August 7. 1918, and is filled with a
series of achievements, running up
to "armistice morning," November
The 89th participated in the St.
Mihiel offensive, the Argonne offen
sive in October and the Meuse-Ar-gonne
offensive in November.
Rated by the German intelligence
department as a "strong combat di
vision." the 89th took many prison
ers and lost but two.
NEBRASKA DOCTOR USES
Beaver City, Neb., May 22. Em
ployment of an airplane as a means
of transportation for a physician
who is called upon to make long
distance professional calls, was in
augurated here today by Dr. F. A.
Brewster of Beaver City.
Dr. Brewster's initial flight was
made in a Curtis machine of the bi
plane type, with Wade Stevens of
Beaver City, a former lieutenant and
instructor in the aviation branch of
the army, acting as his pilot.
Approximately 5.000 persons
from n&arby towns were here to
witness the flight.
Shortly after Dr. Brewster made
his flight he received a call to visit
a patient in Kansas. He was mak
ing preparations early tonight to
make the call in his airplane.
WILL VISIT AT OLD HOME
From Saturday's Dally.
Elmer Madera, who is employed
4.11... ill MJ W 1 A I U IV IV V .
gar manufacturers of this city, for
some time past, departed this morn
ing for his old home at Stanberry,
Mo., where. he will spend some time.
;Mr. Madera is much interested in
his old home town just ut present,
A and while he goes there ostensibly
for a visit, it is not supposed he will
stay away for long, but when he
returns there might be some one re
turn witli him to make their home
in Tnnmu ulh as we- of course
ne nas noi maae me purcnase 01 a
home here, but if need be he could
find out to suit his fancy. Anyhow
the fish he has been trying to catch
will not be in so much danger while
I lie is away. Mr. Madera's employers
and friends have a merry twinkle in
their eyes as they tell of his pro
posed visit to Missouri.
DR. E. W. COOK IS
SICK IN CHICAGO
Word Received Here States He
Receiving Treatment at Pres
From Saturday's Daily.
Our friend G. O. Dovey is in re
ceipt of a letter telling of the ser
ious condition of Dr. E. W. Cook,
who was a long time resident of
Plattsmouth prior to his removal to
Rock Island, Illinois, and who has
a host of friends here. Dr. Cook is
in the Presbyterian hosp'tal in Chi
cago receiving treatment. Upon be
ing examined by the specialists the
doctor was informed of the serious
ness of his condition and told it
would be necessary that he remain
in the institution for treatment at
least a month. His many friends in
this vicinity will be pained to learn
of his condition of health and ear-
nestly hope that he may soon be on
the road to recovery again.
THAT FERRY ROAD.
From Saturday's Dully.
There has been a road to the
ferry from this city which goes to
' Iowa, and from that source there
has been a good deal of revenue
come to the business men of this
The ferry has been and is at
this time a gateway between the
states "of Iowa and Nebraska, as
well as many farther removed. This
looks like it should be a public road,
but has and is kept up by private
people. August Bach, John Rich-
orHcnn n nH a fau ' t i a r ci have Irkrtlf-
ed after the road, and we are wond-
ering why this road is not looked
after by some constituted author
ity. FOR SALE AT THE
One new Chevrolet 1919 "Four
Ninety", one Overland in excellent
condition, with good tires, one Reo
Four, and one Reo Six, both good.
Also new Reo cars and Reo trucks.
Inquire at Plattsmouth Garage, J.
E. Mason. 23-2wks.
vTO jvsT under ifA Q7f
Your President Said This:
"The life of the nation is in the success of
the rural communities "'
The success of a rural community such as this lies in com
There are few better places to live in than this ami there are
a lot which offer less in advantages and comforts.
So long as we live here, let's do even-thing we can to make
this community an ideal place in which to reside.
. Let's buy at home and ''sell
we will all profit by it.
First National Bank,
"The Bank where You Feel at Home"
AT A VERY
RALPH J. HAYNIE FIRST CLASS
CITIZEN AND AN EXCEL
LENT BUSINESS MAN
WILL PROBABLY HOVE AWAY
Having Sold the Home Place at a
Profit of $25,000 Natural In
crement of Nine Years.
From Saturday's Dallv.
Nine years aeo Ralph J. Haynie
came to tins c::y and purcTiasd a
farm of one hundred and sixty acres
some seven miles northwest of
Plattsmouth a farm which people
had failed to realize any very sat
isfactory profit on. During the time
he has resided thereon, Mr. Hayni"
has made good in the way of feeding
cattle, making the farm more valu
able. During this time he also pur
chased another 80 acres, which he
sold recently at a handsome profit.
The best profit was made however
on this home quartt", which l.e dis
posed of a few days since for $4 0.00')
or exactly $25,000 more than he
paid for the place nine years ago.
A very little figuring reduces this
profit to $2,777.77 per year or a lit
tle more than $7. SO per day natural
increment on this piece of land.
Mr. Haynie is disposing of his
personal holdings and will probably
locate elsewhere iu the near future,
in case he is able to find a place t
his liking. It may Le possible lie
will find something that PuitH him
in this locality, in which event he
will remain in our midst. This
would be pleasing to the numerous
friends of be family.
During the time Mr. Haynie has
resided in this locality he has made
a host of friends, and as all men are
bound to do, a few enemies. A very
progressive citizen in all thiiiTS. an
absolute American standing four
square against anything un-American,
he took an active part in mak
ing the slackers who could well af
ford to do so, buy Liberty bond t
the various loan drives, which en
gendered the enmity of sonic few,
but gained the admiration and re
spect of all true Americans.
NEHAWKA IS TO
HAVE A BALL TEAM
From Saturday's Dally.
The boys there and most of them
who have been in the service have
arranged to have a team, which will
be worth while. V. P. Sheldon i
furnishing the grounds on which to
play. The young men in and about
Nehawka are the kind which makes
such an undertaking a success.
With practice which they will
get they will make an excellent
team and we may expect to hear of
some good games there.
at home and be good neighbors
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