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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 25. 1919.
I! SOiE KNOTTY PROBLEMS "THAT-
WILL CONFRONT THE CONVENTION
Many Suggestions Offered for Constitutional Changes The
Ideas Range from Ultra-Radical to Extreme
JUST RECEIVED A LARGE SHIPMENT
OF MONUMENTS FOR FALL DELIVERY!
Standpat Says Survey Committee
ISI p II l I l. I,.,. , .
They are now on the floor for inspection.
Come in and let us show you their beauty.
Quick Delivery and Satisfied Customers is our
motto. Markers and headstones of all sizes
THE NEW PROFRIETOR
Telephone 177 -:- -:- Plattsmouth, Neb.
SOME WOULD ABOLISH LIMIT OF BONDED INDEBTEDNESS!
and are now ready for your AUTO BUSINES5.
Ihg Plaitsnisuth Oarage
is now located in the Props t Garage building cn the
corner of Seventh and Vins streets," where we will be
plsased to meet all our old patrons, as well as all new
ones who may have business in our line.
Repairing is Our Specialty
Reo Cars and Trucks for Sale
New and Secon.d Hand Cars
s:ra :;bj; ati3::a;-:cr:; s:ra;::;:n:i.n:: b :;t.:2- c.:..'C:::a ::.a:. o::a: :! c: 'srccixu
is rmjjraBEa -.arc.:; 'jaas iw-rsRamiiJi lUsrmiaasEffin;
a a n a
service an oiasiixy
IS OUR MOTTO
We are getting comfortably settled in our new lo
cation on South 5th street, and are in position to serve
3'ou with cur able staff of mechanics.
We carry a large stock of Parts and Accessories
and solicit- your work on all makes of cars and trucks.
Will make a special effort to serve you on Studebaker,
Maxwell, Dodge, Buick and Ford cars. Service guar
anteed. Our line of Quality Accessories includes Silver
town Cord tires and tubes, Champion and A. C. spark
plus a special plug for any make of car and tractor,
Ert-Ar-Co oil and grease special price on 5 gallons or
more, and Willard storage batteries.
Studebaker Pleasure Cars' and
Maxwell Cars and Trucks
Call and Sea Cur Used Cars You will Find Some Rare Earains
The constitutional convention survey committee has made pub-i
lie an abstracted report of the various sueli :is received in re
sponse to questionnaires sent to various organizations and individuals
throughout the state asking for suggestions as to )ossihie changes to
be made in the present state constitution. To av that many of
them are ultra-radical is putting it mild, the brand of radicalism in
some going to the extreme limit, in both liberalism and stand
patism. Some would abolish the limit on the state's bonded in
debtedness, and some would have the governor's office the only one
to be tilled by the vote of the people, the governor being left to ap
point to all other official positions.
It is also apparent that the present number of legislators, the
methods of their election and the periods for holding legislative
sessions comprise one topic of many minds as do problems in the
judiciary department. The suggestions in tabulated form, as given
out bv the committee follow:
-ARTICLE I Sec. 24
RiRht of Appeal.
1. The right of appeal to the mi
prenie court should be limited to
eases involving $1,000 or more ai;d
thote involving the right or title to
real estate and constitutional and
2. The right of appeal should be
allowed only to the district court in
car-es of money Judgments which or
iginated in the justice of the peace
court or in the county court.
3. Some favor the creation of an
intermediate court of appeal. This
court should be between the district
and the supreme court and act as a
reviewing tribunal. From thio appeal
to the supreme court should be al
lowed only in cases involving con
stitutional questions as the valid
ity of statutes, rights in criminal
cases, and others cf like nature.
No direct suggestions have beau
made of any changes in this article.
Some will have to be made, however,
in accordance with the changes pro
posed under Article IV.
Powers and Functions of
The changes proposed in this ar
1. Abolish the senate and have ;!
one-hor.se legislature. Section 1.
2. Limit the membership of the
single house to about sixty represen
tatives. Section 3.
commisfioner would be better than
Judicial Dtpt. Changes in
the Supreme Court
The appointment or selection of
judges is advocated in two principal
manners, as follows:
1. The judges should be appoint
ed by rise governor.
2. The governor might appoint
the chief justice who. in turn, be al
lowed r.o appoint the associate and
the district judges.
Intermedial e Co irt of Appeals.
Such a court is advocated on the
ground that it would relieve the su
preme court of the large volume of
(uses which come to it on appeal.
Salaries. Every comment receiv
ed urges a higher salary than at
present. There is, however, a differ
ence of opinion as to whether the
constitution should fix salary at all
or whether that should be left to
legislative action. Several sugges
tions are that a minimum of salary
; nuglit he placed in the constitution,
i leaving the precise amount to legis
Term of Office. The various pro-
i :o: a 1 ; include:
1. Lengthen the present term to
2. Term of o"ice should be dur
ing treed behavior: iluil an aire lim-
! it be fixed, with retirement on salarv
i .. . . . .
iw'A-i i eariiing uiai a,e num.
OISTRICT CO CRTS
3. Maintain the present system of
senate and house, but reduce the'
membership of the lower house.
4. Legislature as a whole should,
be elected for a longer period of time
than two years. !
5. Legislature should meet in more
frequent sessions. Section j
d. Have the legislature meet tor
organization and the introduction of!
bills. Then adjourn for thirty oi
more days, during which time the
bills mav be discussed by the rui.lie. :
Upon reassembling no bills shall b?
introduced. The legislature should;
meet onlv to discuss previously in-;
t reduced bills and enact them.
7. The membership of the lcgLda- of resorting to both
Garage Phone, 79. House Phone, 55-W
Having Purchased the V. Vejvoda Tailoring and
Cleaning Establishment I Am Prepared to
ive rrompt bervice
I siinnncr sinri Ream
i igl Sicgk U.kM lib?
WE ALSO DO DYEING OF ALL KINDS!
Ladies' Silks and Light Garments
ii U O. Li
Vejvoda's Old Stand
e for The J
t jre should be elected at large
stead of by districts. Section f.
S. If the district is retained,
residence requirement should
abolished. This involves Section
1. .Abolish district lines and place
dgos under the immediate direc-
. tit: oi." the chief justice of supreme
court. That would enable the chief
! justice to transfer a judge to a sec
tion of the state where the docket
. congested and Ihus afford speed;.
' art ion.
! 2. Some urge that the present
. county court vHtm be abolished
and make eicii (o.niiy a judicial dis
trict. Tims the district court would
lu:ve charge of tho probate work ami
j as such could tyke care of the en
: tiix estate whether real or personal
l and t:ii- would obviate the necessity
the county and
is the case under
The county clerk
of the distric
and this would
in a material re
Loc!: ! Hers is t!:s rlcbc t ;.rc.
fcrs yoT C .c
lsr shows when
Srrte bcr 2-d,
the Scvea Ccg.
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Jtarft-ybu-waait t see the
ROMANCE is calling to your
- Strange and smiling foreign
lands are beckoning to you. Shove
off and see the world!
Learn to "parley-ioo" in gay
Paree. See the bull-fights in
Panama. See surf-riding on the
beach of Waikiki.
Learn the lure that comes with
the swish and swirl cf the gcod salt
sea. Eat well free; dress well
free ; sleep clean free ; and 1 ook 'cm
all straight in xthe eye British,
Spaniards, Egyptians, Algerians
and all manner cf people.
Come! Be a real man of the
world. See the world. See it with
the rcd-blcoded, hard-vork:"
harci-plsyir.g men of the ti.
Pay begins the r'.ny
On beard ship ?. man
learr-ir.g. Trade cchcolc
skill, industry and bu!::c:
Thirty dayc care-free hc:i
year with full pay. 71:
gecd. First uniform outfit is
nished free. Prcmcticn is
men of briiu:.
..v. O v .. - - ..... i
cr, stronger a:.d abler.
Shcvc orT -Join i'r.n U. S. Navy.
If you're between 17 and 35 go to
the nearest recruiting station for
all the details. If you don't know
where it ia ask your postmaster.
-off f 'Join.
in-' district court as
(the present plan,
the i could have charge
be! court record.; also.
5. probaMy rerult
1). The only state census ever tan.-1 unction in salaries expended bv the
en in Nebraska was in 1S85. The pro-t county as well as in more efficient
vision in Article HI. Section 2. Is, men in charge.
therefore obsolete so far as it affects
the enumeration for reapportionment
of the legislative districts. Sec. 2
The main criticism of the present
provision for impeachment of state
officers, by the legislature is that it
is impracticable. In lieu thereof, it
is suggested that any three citizens
should have the right to prefer ini
peachment charges against state of
ficers to the supreme court. If the
charges are well founded than the
supreme court will proceed as at
present. In like manner impeach
ment charges might be brought
against county, township and mu
nicipal officers in a district court
The chief justice of supreme court
should appoint three other district
judges to sit with the judge in dis
trict where complaint is filed. Three
affirmative votes should be necessary
The apportionment of representa
tion in the legislature has been con
sidered under Article III.
1. Some urge the adoption of a
short ballot. Only the governor and,
perhaps one or two other state offi
cers should be elected by the people
and the rest appointed by the gov
ernor, with the approval of the sen
ate. Section 7.
2. Others urge the adoption- of
the cabinet system. Cabinet officers
should have seats in the lower house
of the legislature. How these officers
arc to be selected has not been sug
gested. Section 1.
3. It is urged that the salaries of
all state officers should be increased
and made to conform in amount to
the dignity of the duties they have
to perform. Section 24.
4. The term of office should be
5. Veto power of the. governor
the vote to pass a bill over the gov
ernor's veto should be greater than
6. Pardoning power criticized.
though no remedy is suggested.
7. Board or Control No construc
tive criticism ha3 been offered fori
improving the present svstem
(managing the state institutions
Justice of the Peace Court. It i
suggested that this court be abolish
ed and its jurisdiction transferred to
the county court.
No suggestion of changes in this
article have been submitted to th
Changes silggested in administra
tioii of educational system include
i: ivonsonaate tlie university, nor
mal schools and public schools under
the management of a single board
which shall be elected as the pres
ent board ot regents and serve with
2. Retain the board of regents for
the university, but consolidate the
management of the normals and
public schools under a single board
which snan re chosen in the same
manner as the present regents.
3. Commissioner of education to
be appointed bv the governor.
It is urged that the general prop
erty tax should be separated from
state tax, allowing -the former to be
expended for local purposes. Instead
of having all property taxed uniform
ly, different classes of property
should bo considered upon their
own merits and the purpose they
serve and be taved accordingly. Fur
thermore, it is urged that no prop
erty except that belonging to the
state and local government be ex
empt from taxation.
County and Local
It has been suggested that the
commissioner form of county gov
ernment should be adopted by every
county so as to have a uniform sys
tem of government. Only the com
missioners should be elected, all oth
er officers to be appointed by them.
It is advocated that in purely co
operative companies each individual
stockholder should have only one
vote regardless of the number of
shares of stock he owns.
ARTTrt.p XIT Always Dears
of i Sec. 1. It nrp-oit that the clausel the
it limiting' the state indebtedtess to' wstuwu
NOTICE GF SPECIAL ELECTION
Bridge Bond Question.-
Notice is hereby given that a
Special Election will be held in the
County of Cass, Nebraska, at the
regular voting places in said coun
ty on the 4th day of November A. D.
1919, between the hours of eight
( S : 00 ) o'clock in the morning and six
(6:00) o'clock in the afternoon of
the same day, at which time and
place there will bo submitted to the
qualified electors of said County of
Cass. Nebraska, for adoption or re
jection the following proposition to
be voted upon, to-wit:
"Shall the Hoard of County Com
missioners of the County of Cass.
Nebraska. be authorized to issue
coupon bonds to be known as Bridge
Ronds of said county in an amount
not exceeding $100,000.00. said
bonds to be payable to bearer and
to become due in five years from
date, but payable at any time after
three years from date at the option
of said county and bearing interest
at a rate not to exceed six per cent
(6) per annum, payable annually. j
raid bonds to be dated on tlate of
"And. shall the County Board of
Equalization of the County of Cass.
Nebraska, annually levy the neces
sary tax upon all the taxable prop
erty of said county in addition to all
other taxes to pay the interest on
said Bridge Bonds as the same may
become due and levy a tax to pro
vide an amount sufficient to pay the
principal of said bonds as they iuayj
become due and payable, for the pur
pose of constructing bridges in the
public highways of said county?"
Dated this LGth day of September
A. I). 1919.
By order of the County Board of
Countv Commissioners of the County
of Cass, Nebraska.
JULUIS A. PITZ,
Chairman of the County Board of
GEO. R. SAYLES
TfJ RESIDE IN NEW YORK.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Mr. Jay I). Rising and wife nee
Miss Rachel Livingston, departed
today for Kansas City and frcm
there will proceed to St. Louis to
attend the American Bankers Ass'n.
convention which will be held there
Mr. and Mrs. Rising will reside
in New York city where Mr. Rising
is connected with the National Park
bank as an official in charge of their
western business. During the sum
mer months Mr. Rising travels thru
the central, southern and wjestern
states attending the bank conventions.
ISSUES MARRIAGE LICE!
From Wednesday's l;iily.
A marriage license wns i:MH-l
yesterday afternoon to Mr. William
E. Reynolds and .Mi.-s Lyali ('. Kuli
man, both of 1'ninn. Both cf thes'
young people are well and favor
ably known throughout the south
ern portion of the county wher
they have resided during their life
time. The groom is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Reynolds and th"
bride-elect the charming daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. .1. !!. Ruhmaii. both
numbered among th" prominent
families of Liberty precinct.
Daily Journal. l."c a wce.
TWO CHOICE CASS COUNTY.
II A K I Mi
Wo lmvp tauclit these brandies of bus!
ntss training for 20 years. Positions
for fvprv erraduate. KaDid promotions
Low tuition. Students work for their
board while attending. Ask for free
Boyles College, Omaha, Nebr.
Office Supplies? Tnct a where we
shine. The Journal Printery.
has been intimated that a single1 $100,000 be stricken out
For IzdBns and. Children
5n Us sfor Over 30 Years
350 acres lying 6 miles from Plattsmouth and 2 '2 miles from
shipping point for both grain and live stock. 15 miles from the
South Omaha market. There are 200 acres under cultivation of
which CO acres are now in alfalfa. The farming land is in splen
did condition, all having been seeded down within the last live
years. The balance of the land is now in pasture and about .".()
acres of this could be easily cleared tip and made into excellent
farm land. There is good running water'in the pasture supplying
an abundance of water the year around.
The improvements consist of a good six room house with full
basement, horse barn for eight head of horses, cattle barn with
full basement and stone foundation, size 4Sx60, machine shed, two
hog sheds, one 120 feet long; two cattle sheds, one big two-story
granary and a corn crib SO feet long. The farm is all well fenced
and cross fenced. One 25 acre alfalfa field is fenced hog light and
one blue grass pasture fenced hog tight. There is a good well on
the farm with large underground "suply tank in connection and
piped to feed lots to self waterers for both hogs and cattle. This
is an ideal stock farm in every way and a big money maker. It
has been priced for quick sale and is worth money than we are
asking for it. The price is ?l8d.ou per acre ami goou terms can
be arranged with purchaser.
80 acres Iving 7 miles south of Plattsmouth and iVz miles
southeast of Murray. The improvements consist of a five room
house, barn, hog house and other buildings. There is running
water on the farm. The land lays good and is in excellent condi
tion. The price is $235.00 per acre and good terms can be given.
Get in touck with us at once and let us show you these
ITS A PLEASURE TO SHOW CASS
J. P. Falter
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