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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1919.
CLASS OF '19
OF THE P. K. S,
ANNUAL BACCALAUREATE AD
DRESS DELIVERED BY
GOOD A N 0 TIMELY ADVICE1
To Class of Thirty-Five Graduates
by Popular Plattsmouth Pas
tor Last Evening.
Last eveniJig at the Presbyterian
church. Rev. II. G. McCluskey de
livered the annual baccalaureate
st-rinon to the class of thirty-five
graduates of the Plattsmouth .High
school. The church was filled wth
relatives and friends of the young
folks and Rev. McCluskey's sermon,
given in its entirety below, was re-
plete with good and timely advice !
to the class so soon to go into the
world to fight life's stern battles.
"Whosoever rtll be great among have been one or more additions to
you. let him b jour minister; Aml;the membership. The climax being
miwiever win oe i iuei unions juu,
let him be your servant." Matt. 20
Scripture, I Cor. S:lS-27.
We are born to conquer. "When
God had created Adam and Eve, he
"blessed them and said unto them.
'Be fruitful and multiply, and re
plenish the earth and subdue it.' " i tion of the class, a banquet wa3
So that from the cradle to the grave, served by the wives of the members,
life has become one continuous war-!aI1 sitting down to a moat abundant
fare against a multitude of enemies.; . . . . .
Shakespeare's character. Hamlet. I rt-Et- wh.ch was thoroughly en:
realized this when he said. "Times joyed by everyone present,
pre out of joint, oh cursed spite; The Journal congratulates the
That I was eTer born to set them ' lodge upon Us spiendid record of
ngni. Burn a Fpirn. uueni, is
wrong, for one has the greatest op-
jtortunity given him to win eternal
honor and glory, in aiding to set
things right In this world of ours.)
As God's word tells us in Rev. 3:5,
"He that overcoineth. the sam
shall be clothed in white rair.men
and I will blot out his name out of
the book of life, but I will confess
hi3 name before my Father, and be-,
fore his angels."
The war the world has just con-!
eluded is but one of the many rapids The Funeral Of Frank Chechel Held
in the stream of life through which From Late Home Yesterday
the world mut go before it reaches Aft
the great sea of Peace and Harmony. -mernoon.
Had there been enough people in
the world forty years before this,FroTn Patrrday'a Dally,
war who had found the path to the Under the auspices of the Modern
highest honor of life, they would Woodmen of America the funeral
have been able to have served the .- of the late Frank checli-i
world in such a capacity that there
would have been no war. Germany wa h-ld irom the late horae ln thi
had aspired to conquer the world. It city yesterday afternoon and the
was their hope to be held in high interment made at the cemetery
honor by all the world. They chose west of the citv Mr chechel had
the wrong method and were in the city' his home for mor-
class of thuse of whom Christ said, i ... . ,
"They that exalteth themselves shall , than thirty years and had a how of
be abased." It was not by service friends. Many were the flowers
to the world's people that they wish- the floral tribute from his friends
ed world dominion; but by making and the memi,ers pf tne lodge who
the world serve them, and holding . T. . ft
the world in servitude. They failed officiated at his burial. There are left
to recognize the bible and teaching to mourn his death, his wife .vlrs.
of Christ as the authority on life Chechel, seven children, they being
power. They called it effeminate. I Mrs Charles W. Kopp of Chicago.
wnen .worganmau asnea a. general
in the uerman army to nave me
Turkish atrocities cease, the German
general said, "This is not the day
of mercy, but of the sword.' Wil
liam said, "Wilson will bite gran
He." but Wilson believed in Christ
and the emperor is gnashing the
granite. The emperor said to his
men, "I will rule the world." but
now they are seeking to be allowed
a little portion of it to hang on to.
They are a despised nation because
they did not learn the lesson of
greatness to be that of service!
There are signs for future cata
clysms of hate and intolerance, but
they can be avoided if people will
learn the greatness of service. They
called Bismarck great, but his iron
policy ruined his beloved father-1
land. They called esley a preach-!
er. but his message of service saved j
world's greatest nation.
President Wilson has said, "The
hope of America lies in her leaders
of the future." And these leaders
he has emphasized, must be educat
ed in our high schools and colleges.
It is the duty of the church to see
that these leaders shall be taught
what is the greatest asset of life
and that service. The leaders of
ancient Israel, when that nation was
getting its start and made such a
rapid rise In world power and influ
ence, were men who believed in ser
vice to others. Abraham. Jacob. Jo
seph. Moses, Joshua. Gideon and
David were all men of humble spirit,
sympathetic hearts and lovers of
justice to all. But when the king
dom came under the leadership, of
men like Solomon. Jereboam. Abi
jam, Baasha. Omri, Ahab, Jehoram,
Abaz and Jeboahaz, who refused to
(Continued on I'ago 5.)
TWO SCORE TO
LOCAL AERIE GROWING IN SIZE
BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS
HAVE MANY MEMBERS
INITIATE CLASS THURSDAY EVE'
Followed by a Banquet That Was
Enjoyed by Members and
From Saturday'? laily.
Last Thursday evening at their
home in the Coates block, the Fra
ternal order of Eagles held a regu
lar meeting of the lodge, at which
there were initiated into the mys
teries of the order a class compris
ing more than forty candidates. A
large number of the members of the
local lodge were present to partici
pate In or view the work.
The local aerie has been enjoying
a very substantial growth and at
every regular meeting of late there.
reached with the class of Thursday
night. The members are an enthu
siastic bunch of boosters and never
ceare working for the advancement
of the ordor.
After the initiation and instruc-
growth and upon the excellence of
character or the men it lias chosen
to receive. into its ranks,
WAS LAID TO REST IN
OAK HILL CEMETERY
,.. strattn'n of Omaha.
Frank and John Chechel of Ledger
wood, South Dakota. Adolph' and
Miss Helen Chechel and Mrs. Frank
Rebal all of this city.
WILL HAVE ELEC
TRIC FARM LINE
From Thursday's Dally
The people of Union who have
arranged for the building of an
electric line from Murray, have
been added to by the sale of stock
to the farmers and people of Union
to the extent of some $7,000.00.
Some fifteen farmers between Mur-
ray and Union are becoming: sub-
scribers fcr service, as well as stock-
holders in, the company organized.
and will use the circuit for light
ing, heating and power. The work
on this new venture is to begin just
as soon as the material for building
the line can be secured. What is
needed has already been ordered.
and Mr. Kykendall of the Platts
mouth Gas and Electric company.
who is at the head of the proposi
tion is looking for the material at
Lost between Alvo and South
Bend soldier's army hat with scar
let cord and one civilian Stetson
style hat, color green, slightly soil
ed; bought at Magees store in Liu
coin. If found please call 1213, at
Greenwood and reverse the call.
- SERVED HERE
MANY FROM OUT OF TOWN IN
CITY OTHERS FROM HERE
APPROPRIATE SERVICE IN P. M.
At Parmele Theatre Ball Game
4 O'Clock Declamatory Con
test in the Evening.
From Saturday'? Pally.
The early trains from this city to
Omaha yesterday morning were all
crowded with passengers who went
up to witness the reception accord
ed the members of the S9th Division,
"Nebraska's Own" enroute from New
York to Camp Funston for discharge.
The special trains bearing the sol
dier contingents were late arriving
in Omaha and instead of getting in
early in the morning, the boys did
not arrive until the middle of the
forenoon. Hut when they came the
waiting crowds made up for the do
lay by extending to them a warm
welcome, participated in by Platts
mouth and Cass county people.
While no one was allowed to go
to the station when the trains be
gan arriving the Misses Holly, by a
clever ruse remained outride the
fence and when the train arrived
bearing their brother, SergeAt Wil
liam R. Holly, they called through
the fence to a soldier asking infor
mation about their brother and tha
gallant doughboy had him there in
a very few moments. Their parents
had gone out on the street and did
not get to see him until after the
parade had concluded its line cf
march at the High school grounds
at 20th and Dodge streets. Sergeant
Holly had one hundred and fifty-
three men in his detachment, who
were under his direct command dur
ing the parade. Later the special
trains bore the soldiers to Lincoln,
where they paraded, departing late
last night for Camp Funston and
soon will be back among us wearing
civilian clothes. The Omaha cele
bration was a most appropriate one
for Memorial day and those from
here who attended were well pleas
ed at hoving gone.
During the morning an equally
large number of people from out of
town arrived in the city to visit the
graves of departed loved ones or at
tend the services of the afternoon.
SERVICES AT THE PARMELE
Under the direction of the Grand
Army of the Republic the excellent
program that had been prepared
was presented at the Parmele the
atre at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
The committee is deserving of con
gratulation upon the excellent choice
made in the arrangement of the pro
gram and the procuring of speakers.
The Plattsmouth Commercial ciu.i
very generously provided the theatre
for the occasion and for the declama
tory contest in the evening without
cost to the Grand Army organization
and the Imperial Jazz orchestra un
der the able direction of Myles Alt
man furnished music for the occa
sion which was greatly appreciated
by those present. Mrs. Mae S. Mor
gan directed the vocal end of the
The song, "America" by the en
tire audience, was the signal for the
beginning of the services and in this
everyone joined with a fervor that
bespoke true and patriotic spirit.
The stage setting at the theatre
was very imposing, with the four
rows of chairs containing the sol
diers of '61-65. together with a few
of those who fought in later wars.
In the first row were 'Justus Lillie,
Osreal Wolfe, W. H. Newell, W. H.
Freese, Thomas Wiles, Jr., who wis
also chairman. R. B. Windham. W.
D. Foster, of Union. R. W. Hyers. of
Lincoln, Wm. McCauley, Thomas W.
Glenn, Columbus Neff, John Fight,
Wm. Gilmour, Rev. M. A. Shine,
Rev1 Levi W. Scott. Rev. H. G. Mc
Cluskey, Mr. McGuire, of Omaha,
who came down to speak on the
newly organized American Legion,
(Continued on page G)
OF SEASON A
ELKS HOLD FORTH IN POMP
AND SPLENEOR UNTIL WEE
HOURS OF MORNING
A LUNCHEON WAS SERVED
Followed by More Dancing Largest
Crowd of Entile Season Was
Present at Function.
From Saturday's Daily.
Thursday night at the club homo
of Plattsmouth Lodge No.
P. O. E., was given the last of a ser
ies of 'popular weekly dances that
have continued since the first of
In point of attendance this last
dance of the season was among the
most successful of any that had pre
ceded it and dancing fervor was at
The Kroehler orchestra furnished
the peppy music to which the mer
ry crowd tripped the light fantastic
until the midnight hour when ad
journment was taken for an hour,
during which time a luncheon, serv
ed by niein host. Fred Wagner, was
spread upon a long table on the cool
upstairs porch leading from the
ball room. Here more than a score
and a -half couples sat down to rest
and refresh themselves and after
the eats had been dispensed with,
pleasing repartee formed the nucle
ous around which was woven an
other half hour's enjoyment. Judge
James T. Eegley responded to the
principal toast, "Eleven O'clock" in
which he recited "Why is an Elk?"
in a most able manner. Judge Beg
ley laid especial emphasis on the
spirit of brotherhood fostered by the
order of Elks and the reverence for
the flag of our country, pausing to
pay Memorial day tribute to Matt
Jirousek and Henry Hirz, the two
young men of the order for whom
gold stars have replaced blue ones
in the Plattsmouth lodge's service
flag. His excellent address was very
well received and was fittingly pre
luded by witticisms and anecdotes
that provoked laughter on every
At one o'clock dancing was re
sumed and continued for another
two hours before the crowd was will
ing to admit they had had enough.
MATTHEW HEROLD IS
HOME FROM FRANCE
Arrived Home Yesterday From Over
seas, Having Been Away
From Saturday's Daily.
Lieutenant Matthew Herold ar
rived home from overseas yester
day, after having been in France
for nearly two years, going as a
private and returning as a lieuten
ant, having earned all his promo
tions while in the service overseas.
Mr. Herold was attending Harvard
college when he enlisted in the ser
vice giving up a course of study at
law and while he was making good
at his studies he also proved that
he could make good elsewhere for
he hit many schools in tactics while
in France, in all of which he ex
celled, and this is evidenced by the
fact that he arose from one 'position
to another until he is a first lieuten
ant and with an excellent record.
He will' visit here for a time Tvith
his parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Her
WILL BRING DOWN FOUR CARS
From Saturday's Daily
This morning T. H. Pollock of
the T. H. Pollock Auto Co., with
R. C. Hitchman his chief mechanic,
L. O. Minor superintendent of the
Plattsmouth Water Company, D. K
and G. B. Ebersole departed in a
car for Omaha, where they will
look after some business matters,
and bring back with them four new
Ford cars for the sales branch at
this place. While in the city Geo
B. Ebersole purchased a Boy Scout
uniform as well.
RED SOX DE
FEATED IN A
THAT TOOK ELEVEN INNINGS
TO IECIDE WINNER FAIR
SIZED CROWD OUT.
BEAL DROVE OUT A 3 BAGGER
Holmes' White Sox Play Good Me
mo rial Day Game Longways
From Saturday's .flatty.
Yesterday afternoon the ball game
between the Red Sox and Holmes'
White Sox of Omaha opened at 4
o'clock instead of 3'. on account of
the Memorial services lasting past
the earlier hour. When Stimpson
took the box in the first inning of
the game a fairly large sized crowd
was present in the grandstand and
along the bleachers to witness what
proved to be a most interesting ex
tra inning game.
The Holmes' White Sox are one
of the fastest ball playing aggrega
tions in Omaha amateur circles and
it was but to be expected that an
interesting struggle would develop.
The first three innings saw goose
egg after goose egg, with very few
batters reaching first base, but in
the Fourth inning, Clarence Beal,
of the home team drove out a thre:
bagger into center field and interest
became acute with none down. But
the visiting team pitcher tightened
up and soon two Plattsmouth men
bad bwn, made to "bite the dust."
However when things looked worst
Beal made a good play off third and
a wild throw of the ball from the
pitcher to third enabled him and
Herold, then on second, to come in
hou.e. This made the score 2 to
notning in favor of Plattsmouth.
In the next inning the visitors
scored a run and near runs follow
ed in two succeeding innings, but
the local team were able to hold
the hard-hitting visitors down.
In the Eighth inning, Holbrook,
catcher for the visitors crossed home
plate safely, evening up the score
and making prospects of an extra
inning game loom up large on the
The Ninth and Tenth followed in
rapid succession without result, but
in the eleventh the visitors made
two long drives into the outfield,
one of which was fruitful of results.
The home team was unable to tally
and the gam was over, with the
score standing 3 to 2.
Taken in all it was a most excel
lent game and most every member
of the home team could be cited f r
excellent playing, while the num
ber of errors was reduced to the
Tomorrow afternoon the Platts
mouth team will cross bats with the
Longways, a fast amateur team of
Council Bluffs and another close
and interesting game is looked for.
The score of yesterday's game, by
innings, was as follows:
White Sox 0 000100100 1-3
Red Sox 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-2
A MEMORIAL BABY BOY
From Saturday's Dally.
Yesterday the stork visited at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Durell
and favored that happy couple with
a fine young American who greet
ed his parents and the world on Me
morial day, and as the young man
looked out upon the beautiful world
he concluded that this is a pretty
good place to live and that by stay
ing , he could make many, people
happy. And he was right, for not
withstanding the fact that the honor
of being grandfather has been be
Btowed upon Peter J. Vallery nu
merous times before, his smile has
broadened perceptibly and his greet
ing is somewhat warmer on account
of this latest arrival.
The Case Separator has a mon
strous appetite and wonderful di
gestive organs. Will handle more
grain with less grief than any ma
chine in the field. See W. T. Rich
ardson & Son.
GIRL WON THE
CLARA HADEON AWARDED THE
FIRST PRIZE IN DECLAMA
ALL WERE OF HIGH STANDARD
Large Crowd Present at Exercises
at Parmele Last Night Una
Crook Scored Second.
From Saturday's Dally.
Last evening the declamatory
contest was held at the Parmele
Theatre and thanks extended to the
commercial club for its kindness in
furnishing the opera house, also the
Imperial Jazz orchestra, for the
splendid music which they furnish
ed. The entire program was one
which showed good preparation by
those who had accepted positions,
and also good instruction by the
ones which prompted in the drill
ing. While the prizes were won on
excellent of work done, there were
others who were also away above
the ordinary and proved that there
are many near the top as well as
the topmost. Miss Clara Haddon in
a reading "Pro Patria" was consid
ered so nearly perfect in the man
ner of delivery and rendition that
she was accorded the first prize,
though she was closely followed by
others. Miss Una Crook in her
masterpiece "Cy and I" captivated
the house and endangered Miss Had
don's place for first honors. After
the awarding of the prizes by Mrs.
Hazel B. Smith, the meeting was
closed by the singing of "America"
by the audience.
EVENTS NEXT WEEK
Eaccalanreate Sunday Night, Class
PJay Wednesday Night and
From Thursday's Dally.
Events of commencement week in
Plattsmouth will follow each other
in rapid succession, commencing on
Sunday night when the Baccalau
reate sermon will be delivered by
Rev. H. G. McCluskey, pastor of the
Presbyterian church. On Wednes
day evening at the Parmele will be
given the class play, "Aaron Boggs,
Freshman," a three act comedy
drama and on Friday night comes
the graduation exercises proper, at
which time the thirty-five members
of the Class of '19 will receive their
diplomas. The coming week prom
ises to be a busy one for both teach
ers and pupils as there are many
odds and ends of work to be done in
cident to the closing of the present
school year, which has been a most
successful one despite enforced va
cations on. account of the influenza.
during the first semester.
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My GOVERNMENT tSl
In Reverence May Thirtieth
All honor to the Victorious American men who come hack to
us, having done their duty and served their nation to the fullest.
Hats off to every wounded and maimed American who met
the- foe in battle and sacrificed his body in our Nation's cause.
Heads -bowed in reverence and memory of those thousands of
Americans who paid the price of peace with their blood and lives.
U. S. A's. Noblest, America salutes You!
First National Bank,
"The Bank where You Feel at Howe''
WEESTER WARTHEN AND MISS
MILDRED HARRIS UNITED
MARRIED AT HOME OF BRIDE
Will Reside in Plattsmouth, Groom
Being Employed in the Bur
lington Shops Here
Ftom Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday noon, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris, in this
city, was performed the ceremony
which united the lives of their
daughter. Miss Mildred Harris and
Mr. Webster Wartheu, both excellent
young people of this city who are
well and favorably known by a host
of admiring friends, having mad-?
heir homes here all their lives.
The nuptial ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Wells and th
home had been beautifully decorate!
for the occasion by Mrs. Harris and
Mrs. B. B. Warthen, mothers of tin
bride and groom, respectively.
The wedding dinner that followed
he ceremony was prepared and mtv-
d by Mrs. Frank Harris and Mr.
A. J. Edgerton. Miss Minnie Price.
a cook without peer, baked the de-
icious wedding cake.
Those present at the ceremony
were the immediate families of the
contracting parties, Mrs. Frank Ray
mond and Mr. Ixtin Raymond, of
owa, an aunt and cousin of th;
bride, Miss Julia Sedlack and Mrs.
The groom. Mr. Webster Wart her,
is a steel car worker in the Burling
ton shops and has a cottage hom
beautifully furnished, i:i which tl.2
young people will immediately be
gin their voyage on the sea of mat
rimony. The Journal Joins with
their many friends in the city in
wishing them a pleasant and pros
perous trip, an J that they may be
of great service and helpfulness to
each other as well as to all whom
they meet as they journey along
life's pathway together-
' NEW TIME CARD
From Thursday's Daily.
The Burlington is putting out a
new time card for this division
which affects but very few trains
here, the only ones of any import
ance being some freight runs. While
this is so, two new passenger trains
have been added between Omaha
and Lincoln, the object being to git
service from the train crews while
they are on duty, and may reduce
the number of men necessary to
handle the business.
EGGS FOR HATCHING.
Single combed Buff Crphlngton
eggs for hatching. One dollar per
setting of fifteen eggs, or five dollars
pw hundred. See or call Sam Good
man. Mynard, Nebr. 19-tf
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