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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1919)
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PLATTSMO HTH, WEBRASKA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1919.
ED AT NOON
AFTER A MOST SUCCESSFUL FIVE
DAYS' COURSE OF IN
STRUCTION. THEATRE GUESTS LAST NIGHT
Instructors and Teachers Attended
Movie as Guests of the
From Friday's Dally.
A most successful county insti
tute closed at noon today. Visitors
who have coiue after being in other
teachers' institutes in the state this
summer have lieen very complimen
tary in their remarks as to the ex-ii-lk-nt
attendance and quality of
the instruction offered.
Yesterday at 1:30 the Misses Ju
dith and Phyllis Stroub. of Avoca.
save an excellent vocal duet and
were followed by Miss lone Dovey's
most interesting talk on her experi
ences as a Y. M. C. A. canteen work
er in France. Miss Dovey displayed
some French and German shells, a
Herman private's helmet and numer
ous article? collected in French vil
lages and at the battle fronts.
At 3:30 yesterday. Dr. J. S. Liv
ingston explained to the teachers
the provisions of the new state law
requiring a physical examination of
each school child. He defined the
methods of detecting defects o(
hearing and vision and emphasized
the need of precautions against con- j
"tagio'us" disease. '
Through the courtesy of the
Plattsmouth Commercial club the
teachers enjoyed a very excellent
film at the Parmele last night. A
lrrge attendance indicates enthusiasm
of the county teachers and the in
structors for this form of entertain
ment. Three cheers for the Platts
mouth Commercial club from the
Cass county teachers!
The opening exercises this morn
ing were an example of saving the
best until last, when Mrs. Wescott
favored the teachers with two vocal
numbers. She was most ably ac
companied by her daughter. Ms3 the Parmele the latest song hits and!raunjtv jn which they lived pass from
Helen, who shows great promise asa bevy of principals and chorus thai a flourishing community of several
a pianist. The response accorded are always such a strong feature of hundred population to a mere col-
Mrs. Wescott was most hearty and
sincere in some measure expressing i me mnua a UUlu.
the very great appreciation of her son's strongest plays will be shown
generositv in giving so freely or at the theatre at different times
her time "and talent. 1 through the season and only the best
At 11:20 Mr. It. W. Eaton or Oma- of the companies will be secured,
ha explained in detail the plans for The usual program of moving pic
ipelling contests to be conducte 1 tures will be continued throughout
throughout the Ftate during the; the season on the evenings when
coming year. It is to be hoped that there are no other attractions book-
many contests win oe commcieu in
Miss Peterson cents congratula
tions from every resident of Cam
county for the untiring efforts site
is making for the improvement of ,
..hintr nrnfssirm in Cass
i lie . t o ' - " " a
county and her work is best reflect-
ed in the quality of teachers who J
. - . .
Will instruct me OUUSSici a iu m-;
nublic schools during the coming
RETURNS FROM FRANCE.
From Thursday's Daily.
M. M. Deal, of this city, has re
ceived word of the arrival in the
T'nitPil States of "his TaildsOn. RiCh-
ard Kirkham. of Belle Fojche. So. j of lhe positions on the faculty of
Dakota, who has been in service iu the nigh school as the result of the
France for the past eighteen months, resignation of two of the young la
He has been for a greater part of dies engaged for the ensuing year.
the time at the general postofnee of -
the A. E. F. at Bonrges, France,
where all of the mail for the Ameri
can forces is handled and sent from
there to the American army post-
offices. Mr. Kirkham is a son gi
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Kirkham, for
mer residents of this city and he
entered the army early in 1917 as a
member of one of the South Dakot.ja few hours, being enroute home
regiments, but on his arrival in, from Omaha, where he has been vis
France was taken from that organi-j itirg with Mrs. Bert Click and the
zation and assigned to work in the
postal department, as he was form-i and Mrs. Warren Wiley, both of
erly engaged as a clerk in the Belljwhom are at the St. Joseph hospital
Fouche postomce. it was nopea uy
Mr. and Mrs. Beal that their grand
son might be able to pay them a
visit before returning to his heme,
but this seems to be impossible.
TUNEFUL MUSICAL COMEDIES
AND DRAMAS ARE TO HOLD
FORTH NOW AND THEN
INSTALLING A HEATING PLANT
Three Unit System Will Provide
Ample Warmth for Auditor
ium, Wings and Stage.
From Thursday's Dally. '
The Parmele theatre, under the
management of August Cloidt and
A. O. Moore, promises to enjoy one
of its most successful . theatrical
seasons this year, as the managers
are making every effort to care for
the comfort of the patrons of the
theatre. As during the summer the
two rustling managers strove to have
the coolest and most comfortable
playhouse in the state, they will
this winter try and have the Par-
mele always comfortable for those a very early day and by hard work
who enjoy attending a good show or and perseverance made a home for
the best type of moving pictures. the family along the bluffs of the
Three of the largest size CampbelJ mighty Missouri near the old town
furnaces are being installed at the 0f Rock Bluffs, and the old homestead
Parmele now and when completed ' still stands as a monument to the
will furnish ample heating facilities worthy pioneer couple the last of
for the building. Heretofore the whom has now answered the sum
large stage has proven a hard prob- m0ns of the Master to her last long
lem in the way or heating, but with rest.
the. additional heating capacity and J jn the past few years Mrs. Graves
the added fact that the furnaces has been failing in health and has
will be located at the rear of the made her home -with her son. J. D.
stage it is thought that this will be Graves, at Peru, and just a short
overcome and the stage be thorough- time ago enjoyed the privilege of
ly heated." which will '"prevent thdjhavfng the children gather With her
cold drafts which have made the in what was destined to be the last
auditorium uncomfortable during the reunion of the family Upon earth.
nevere winter weather.
These changes are made at this
time in order that the theatre may
be in readiness for the opening of
the legitimate dramatic season and
this year the amusement lovers of
the city are promised a strong bill
ing of the best and most popular
shows on the road. Several of the
tuneful musical comedies with many
fine features have been lined up forinew state of Nebraska, and settled
an early appearance at this popular ntar the then flourishing town cf
playhouse, bringing with them to Bluffs. Here they saw the com-
the musical comedies. To the lover j
that there will be no cause to com-
plain this season over the fact that
the theatre is not warm and com-
fortable. The announcement will
.be pleasing to the lovers oi tne stage
in the city, as last season it was im-1
possible to secure suitable bookings
and Omaha was the only refuge of.
tlinao ffficirintr trk wittlAttSl II first Cl;K
.musical onering or arama
RESIGNATION OF TWO
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
From Thursday's Dally.
The school board of the city is
, rtrnnncitlnn nf fillirnr two
fhe lateness of the season and the
near approach of the opening of
school will call for some quick ac
tion on the matter.
VISITS rN THE CITY
From Thursday's Dally.
Dr. B. F. Brendel. of Murray, was
in the city yesterday afternoon for
-little eight-year-old daughter of Mr.
in that city. ur. urenaei reportst
the patients as doing nicely. Dr. J..
F. Brendel motored up from Murray
to meet his father and accompany
him nome rrom tnis city.
DEATH OF AN
MRS. MAHALA P. GRAVES PASSES
AWAY AT PERU, NEBRAS
KA LAST EVENING.
WAS A PIONEER RESIDENT
Having: Settled in Rock Bluffs in
1864 Had Attained' Age of
From Thursday's Daily.
Last evening at the home of J. D.
Graves, at Peru. Nebraska, occurred
the death of Mrs. Mahala P. Grave
or "Grandma" Graves, as she was
better known to the old neighbors
and friends in Cass county. This
venerable lady whose years of life
lacked but two brief years of a full
century, is one of the last of the
pioneers who assisted ' in making
this community what it is today, as
she with her husband came here at
j Mrs. Mahala P. Graves was born
in Knox county, lennessee, trpien.
ber 24, 1821, and was married in
that state to William W. Graves on
October 2. 1837. Mr. and Mrs. Graves
removed from Tennessee to Iowa ii
1852. pre-empting a quarter section
of laud three miles east of Glen
wood. Here the family resided un
til 1864. when they' moved to the
iection of empty stores, as monu-
ments of past granduer; the country
which at the time of their coming
was but scarcely known aside from
the few settlements along the river
grow into one' of the greatest agri
cultural empires of the world. It
was given this venerable lady to see
three times the nation take up the
gage of battle, and two of these con
flicts were the greatest that the
world has ever known, the great
strife of state against nation and of
the greatest republic of the world
against tl)e greatest empire of the
T. . ,
j. i jo isua J.U i kj vvs ji icuj iy i ca i x iiic
changes that this worthy lady has
develop during her years of
life -and fitting that as the peace
long prayed for came to the world
her spfrit should pass on giving her
the peace and calm that comes at
the close of life.
:ne uraves family resiued at
Ifock Bluffs up until a lew years
ago and there on October 6, 1S95,
the husband and father was called
home to rest. Since the death of
the husband, Mrs. Graves has resid
ed with the children. Twelve child
ren were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Graves as follows: A. J. Graves, de
ceased; J. D. Graves, Peru, Neb.,
Mrs. Harriett Miller, Glenwood, la..
A. N. Graves, Murray, Neb.. C. M
and E. L. Graves, North Yakima,
Washington, Mary E. Burnett, Rock
Bluffs; A. S. Graves, Brooklyn, N
Y., Charles L. Graves, Union, Ne
braska, Mrs. Ellen O. Lacy, Omaha,
deceased, one child died in Infancy
and Orlena Graves died in Cass
county in 1865, aged 19 years
Funeral announcement of this
venerable pioneer will be made lat
P A una and son, John, of near
Murray came in this morning from
la trip out in the western part of the
etate where they have been visiting
f0r the past week
UNION OF THE r
TWELFTH SUCCESSIVE REUNION
OF RELATIVES WAS HELD
A MOST ENJOYABLE AFFAIR
Descendants of Thomas Wiles, Pio -
of Mills County, Iowa,
and Cass' County.
from Friday's Daily.
Yesterday at Garfield park in this
city was held the twelfth annual
reunion of the Wiles family, an event
that has brought together each year
the representatives of this familv
that number some of the most weal
thy dnd influential residents of Cass
In the early fifties there came to
Mills county, Iowa. Thomas Wiles
and his wife. Elizabeth Hobson Wjles,
and with their family they settle;!
on a farm ffve mile south of Glen-
wrtod, where by the most strenuous
labor as required !by the hardships
of pioneer days, they made a home
for themselves and the family of
nine children. This family has grown
apace with the country in which
they have made their home and to
day throughout Mills county and in
Cass county there are representa
tives of the family, who persever
ingly with the spirit of their father, J
grandfather and jrreat grandfather
have made homes for themselves
and made their family tree one thai
they caii look updfT wilh' pride;
At the reunion yesterday there
vere over 100 representatives of tho
family gathered together from tne
Iowa and Nebraska branches of the
family and the day was spent very
pleasantly in visiting and renewing
the family ties. The cool and in
viting shade of the park" made a very
pleasant scene for the gathering
and at the noon hour large tables
were spread beneath the frees and
here the members of the family
gathered to enjoy a feast that was
thoroughly delightful. .
In the afternoon the business meet
ing of the Wiles family association
was held and the officers elected for
the ensuing year. Marion Wiles, of
Glenwood, Iowa, was elected as pres
ident; Edwin Wiles, Glenwood. treas
urer and William T. Adams. Platts
mouth, secretary. It was decided that
the next reunion will be held with
the Iowa members of the family at
Glenwood, as it has been the custom
to alternate the meetings between
the Iowa and Nebraska branches of
The only living child of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Wiles. Captain Isaac
Wiles, of this city, was unable to be
present at the reunion, being at the
home of his relatives at Minataro.
Nebraska, and unable to reach this
city to attend the family gathering.
The oldest member of the family
present yesterday wej-e Mrs. Eliza
beth Wiles, residing ' southwest' o"
the city, who has reached the vener
able age of S9 years, and Mrs. An
derson Davis, of near Murray, who
is 88 years of age.
The families attending aside from
the members residing in this portion
of the county were Charles Wil-2
and family, Glenwood; Edwin Wiles
and family, Glenwood; Isaac Wiles
and family, Gebrge Wiles and fam
ily, Leslie Wiles and family, Haj;
Wiles and family, all of Weeping
Water, James Breckenridge and
family of Manley. Max Adams and
family of St. Paul. Nebraska.
QUICK SALE FROM
From Friday's Dally.
The real estate firm of J. P. Falt
er & Son last evening had their ad
vertisement in the Journal advertis
ing the sale of Cass county land and
this morning bright and early, made
the sale of a fifty acre tract to Fred
Oldenhausen. Jr.. who seeing the ad
in the Journal at once got busy and
procured himself this choice piece of
land. The farm sold is the Seybert
place just north of the Oak HH1
cemetery. This is another case of
where advertising pays.
SHOULD BE COMPOSED OF ALL
"RETURNED SERVICE MEN .
IN CASS COUNTY.
IS TO BE MADE PERMANENT
lNow That Majority cf the Overseas
Men Have Returned Called
Meeting at Early Date.
From Friday's Dally.
Several months ago when the firs',
movement for the inauguration of
an organization of soldiers and sail
ors of the world war was presented
to the service men it was th.e Ameri
can Legion that was first in the
fiold as an organization that would
be to the men of the war of 1017
1M9 what the Grand Army of the
Republic has been to th-J grand o'.il
veterans of the conflict of li5.
At that time it was decided that
it would be fitting that a post of
this order be established in this city
eud accordingly the men who hud
service in the army ani had been
discharged from service gathered to
gether and formed a temporary or
ganization to make the later perma
nent one possible and await the ar
rival of more of the soldiers and
sailors who had been in service o:i
the high eeas and in France and
Now that practically ai" of tiio
men from this community who wei ;
in active service with the armed
forces of the nation" have "returned
home, it is. time the organization
is now given the amount of sup
port that is 'justly due it as an or
ganization composed of and repre
senting the soldiers and sailors, as
well as Red Cross nurses and can
teen workers. There are several
hundred here who have been in ac
tive service during the , war and it
is up to them to make the Legion a
vital organization in this city. Those
wno .have had the matter in charge
have felt that they were merely
holding it in trust for the hoys un
til such time as their return from
abroad would permit of forming a
Throughout the state and nation
the American Legion is growing in
strength and there is no reason why
there should not be a large and ac
tive organization in this city, as
there are plenty of boys who have
been through the war in either the
army or navy to make the member
ship one that will number several
hundred. In the near future it is
hoped to have a meeting of the re
turned soldiers and sailors, which
they should all make it a point to at
tend and take up this proposition,
as the organization is one that will
be of much mutual benefit to them
A great many have objected to the
order as being that of an officers'
affair but this is largely through
misunderstanding as there :s nouiing
in the rules of the Legion that dis
criminates in any way against any
former soldier or sailor. The bars
are down to anybody from a buck
.to a general in the army and there
is no reason to believe that it is to
be an officers' club in any way.
When the meeting is called, let
there be large attendance of the
service men to get the organization
From Thursdays Daily.
Joseph E. Wiles aad wife, who
have been residing in the former
residence of Mrs. Dora Moore, on
Chicago avenue, have decided . that
this residence property i3 one that
suits them in every way and have
closed the deal with John H. Hall
strom, the present owner, whereby
they become the owners of the prop
erty. This residence property is
well located along, the beautiful
Chicago avenue driveway and is -of
easy access to the main part of the
city, making it very desirable for
a home. - The many friends ot Mr.
and Mrs. Wiles will he well pleased
to learn that they Lav decided to
permanently locate in this city.
S. S. PICNIC
WELL ATTENDED DESPITE THE
MOIST CONDITION OF THE
HELD "ON THE RIFLE RANGE
Which Afford an Excellent Place for
h a Gathering Delicious
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday despite the threatening
weather conditions a large number
of the attendants at the Presbyter
ian Sunday school gathered at the
church where automobiles were
awaiting and were taken to the
rifle range north of the city to en
joy in their usual pleasing manner
the annual picnic of the Sunday
rcliool. The spot selected for hold
ing the picnic was an ideal one and
here for the afternoon fun and
merriment reigned supreme. The
members of the party spent the time
in a general good time with those
desiring indulging in games while
the others fourtd diversions equally
interesting in , conversation. Of
course, the usual feature of a first
class picnic, lots of dainty and de
licious eatables had been provided
as well and this was enjoyed by all
of the members of the party. There
were a verj large number present
and all report having had one of the
times of their lives although the
happy occasion was necessaril
shortened in the evening by. the low
ering clouds" which gave proni'Ise of
rain and which sent the picnickers
hrmeward much, sooner than they
MARRIED AT OMA
HA TUESDAY EVE
Miss Leta Lair Joined in Wedlock
to Clayton Hanks Will Live
at Clarion, Iowa.
From Thursday's Daily.
At the home of Mrs. George Bris
tol, 1422 Capitol avenue, Omaha,
on Tuesday evening. August 2 6th
occurred the marriage of Miss Leta
Lair of this city and Mr. Clayton
Hanks, of Bushford, New York. The
wedding was a very quiet one and
was attended by only a few of the
relatives and close friends of the
two younar people.
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. D. J. Lair of this city and
is a young lady possessing a host of
friends who will extend to her their
best wishes for a long and happy
married life. The groom is a spier
did young man and is in the employ
of the Northwestern railroad, run
ning from Clarion to Council liluffi,
Mr. and Mrs. Hanks will mako
their future home at Clarion. Iowa,
where the groom has a charming
home prepared for his bride..
About Farm Loans!
Farmers who need additional capital for legitimate pur
poses will always find us ready to supply it at consistent rates
and on the most advantageous terms.
Our officers understand and appreciate the needs of
farmers, and in consequence there are no long explanations
to make or red tape to go through in getting funds.
Talk with our officers before borrowing money from
any other source.
The First National Bank,
"The Battk where You Feel at Home"
CITI2ENS TO WEST OF US HOLD
OPEN HOUSE TO RETURN
ED SERVICE MEN.
CHICKEN DINNER THE FEATURE
Of Three Day Entertainment Beir.
Staged Preceded by Parade
of Soldiers Yesterday.
From Friday's , Dally. ,
With the reputation of never d'
ng things by half, the good peopi-.?
of Louisville, who have been holdI:i
a home coming celebration at their
enterprising little city this vee
welcomed home the returning sol
diers and sailors yesterday in a
manner that made those atteiHliic;
realize that the residents of thai.
community appreciated what t'.i.-
men had done during their hervk.'
with the army ami navy and that
heir friends and relatives were all
glad to welcome them home otic?
more. A big carnival company fT.r-
nished a- part of the entertainment
of the day Together with special
sporting events and this served with
the excellent band concerts to make
the entertainment program com
plete. The service men were treated t )
a most delicious fried chicken din
ner, with all the accompaniment;
that go with it, which bad been pre
pared by the good ladies of Louisville
and vicinity and the big treat re
fleets great" tredlt ' upon' William
Stohlman who originated the propo
sition as well as upon the ladie3 i:i
the vicinity of Louisville, who do
nated the ingredients for the bi-;
District Judge James T. Begley. (,r
this city was the orator of the day,
and delivered a splendid address tliaL
made a deep impression upon hi
hearers and expressed to the return
ed soldiers and sailors the appreri.i
tion that the community felt for
Quite a number from this cit
motored out in the afternoon and
evening to attend the carnival and
meet with the Louisville people.
MARRIED BY COUNTY JUDGE.
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday afternoon Chits. Wood,
cf Sloan. Iowa, and Mrs. Annie L.
Lrown. of Fairplay, Missouri, call
ed at the court house to interview
County Judge Heeson as to having
their life's happiness sealed in th?
bonds of wedlock, and securing tl.
necessary license, the judge was
called upon by the happy young
couple to perform the ceremony th.it
would make them one. The Judge
in his usual pleasing and impressive
manner, pronounced the words that
united the couple as man and wife,
and at the close of the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Wood returned to Iow-i
where they expect" to make their
home at Sloan.
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