The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 27, 1919, Image 1

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vol. xxx vn.
No. 3G.
Preceded Two Week Period in Which
Curtailment of Accidents is
Worth-While Objective
From Thursday's Daily. I From Thursday's Daw.
The movement among the rail-j . Sneriff Qulntou was notified yes
roads of the middle west for a "no terdav that a Ford car beionging to
accident" record for the present and j Asa JohnsoDf of Avoca. had been tak
coming week, seems to be meeting en from lfaat place OQ Tuesday and
with the greatest of success along-had apparently driven off by a
t ha 1 i n a t f tli Ittr1 ino-t nn railffiid f
and the success of the drive seems
to surpass even the most sanguine
hopes or the heads or the road. 1
The teaching of the doctrine of
Safety First that has been a policv i
of the Burlington for a number of
years has greatly lessened the num- one th.,t was seen here on Tuesdav
ber of accidents occurring in the uignt an(J vhicn was taken across
ranks of their shop and trainmen. tfae Missouri river at tnis point Dn
and' what accidents do occur from the ferry and had tne notice of the
time to time have been of a minor tneIt of the car been reCeived a lit
nature and nothing in comparison ' Ue eariler it might have been possi-
to the serious accidents of years ago
When this movement was first
started Frank L. Thomas, of Chicago,
was assigned to the work for the
Burlington along the line of educa- I
tion of the men to regard their
safety and that of their fellow em- j
pioyes as a mailer oi importance to
themselves as well as to the com
pany, and the splendid work done
" - (
by Mr. Thomas served greatly to Prom ThUrBday8 Dally,
cut down the number of accidents At the meeting of the Nebraska
and eliminate the causes that had so State Bankers Association in Lin
often contributed to them. Bulle- J coln yesterday It. F. Patterson, cash
tins, moving pictures and personal jer of the Bank of Cass County of
lectures were employed by Mr. this city was elected as secretary of
Thomas in his campaign and also the state association for the coming
the installation of protecting devices ' term. The selection of Mr. Patter
for machinery and the strict require- J son is a well deserved recognition
ment of the observance of the safety j of one of the ablest members of the
regulations brought about a great j association in the state and his long
change and In the shops in this citty ' experience in the line of banking
the result was soon made apparent, j will make him a valuable man for
Boards with nails protruding were the position. The Cass county bank
placed on the ban and not allowed to 1 era have been quite prominent in
be scattered around as a menace to , the work of the state association in
""the safety of the men who might the past and the retiring president,
be walking near them, glasses were.H. K. Frantz is the president of th
required to be worn in grinding or J
other operations that might give.
cause for splinters or flying foreign
particles getting in the eyes, pro-1
tecting shields for saws and other
safety devices, all of which made the
accidents few and far between when
the regulations were observed.
Committees of the shop men, op
erating with SuperCntendent Baird.
aided in impressing the need of care
and caution in working where tUere
might be danger of injury and the
result was an excellent record made
in the local shops.
In the first week of the campaign
the first three days' report for the
Burlington shows a very pleasing i
result. Four accidents occurred on
the Aurora division; one on the Oma
ha division, two on the Brookfield
division, while Lincoln up to yester
day had no accidents reported on its
division. -
The railroads have made their
accident record almost nil while the
general public continues to pile up
high figures of the toll exacted from
the automobile accidents, many of
which could have been avoided by
the application of the Safety First
doctrine. Last year 1.777 persons
were killed and 4,356 injured by ac
cidents at railroad crossings. The
slogan, "Stop. Look and Listen"
when nearing a crossing, would go
far toward eliminating these acci
dents. Precaution is as much the
part of the auto driver as that of
the engineer of a train.
From Thursday'! Dally.
This morning a number of the
Sunday schoo teachers and workers
and delegates from the various Sun
day schools of the city departed for
Avoca to take part in the Sunday
school convention that is being held
tttere today and Friday and to en
joy the interesting program prepar-
ed as well" as the generous hospital
ity of the good people of Avoca. The
conventions are growing in interest
each year and" the exceptionally
strong program prepared for this
year's session is one that all the
l Sunday school workers of the coun
ty should take advantage of. Jesse
P. Perry of this city is the secretary
of the association and his work in
this line has been very effective in
stimulating the interest in the work
thorughout the county.
Asa Johnson, of Avoca, Loses Ford
and Suspects Helper of Having
Helped Himself to It.
former employe or Mr. Johnson, or
whom the owner of the car claims
8 the party taking it
as the car
and the man disappeared in a sus
picious manner about the same time.
The description and number of
the car answered the description of
,ble to have apprehended the car and
the driver. Sheriff Quinton is send
ing out notices of the stolen car in
Hr Vwitmc t f lnrn t i r rr If ffir lr
Johaso:i in sonie of the nearby coun-
Bank of Eagle, and one of the lead
ing authorities in banking in the
Joseph Schessel. Residing West of
the City, Suffers Loss of Two
Cows a Few Days Ago
Prom Thursday' Dally.
Yesterday afternoon Joseph Sches-
isel, residing west of the city, on tho
William Hunter farm, was in the
city, and reported that some of the
hunters who have been visiting Jils
farm have either 'been very poor
shots or else reckless as two of his
best cows were found dead a few
days ago in the pasture on the, farm.
The owner of the farm, which is lo
cated along the Four Mile creek, has j
always allowed hunting and fishing
: parties along the creek and-in the
fields of his farm, but never again,
says Mr. Schessel. and he is placing
a notice to the effect that anyone
trespassing on the farm will be pros
ecuted. There is no one who can
blame Mr. Schessel for the. position
he has taken, as the loss f the two
cows amounts to quite a Bum in it
self aside from the danger to the
rest of his live stock if the hunting
is continued to be carried on as it
has in the past. In the future there
will be a discontinuance of the prac
tice however, or the persons tres
passing on the farm will be compell
ed to pay the penalty.
Eighty acres, about four miles
west of Plattsmouth. Price $300 per
acre. Well improved. Inquire of F.
G. Egenberger, Hotel Wagner block,
Plattsmouth. - 20-ltw-tfd
Nathan Bernstein, of Omaha, Spoke
to Large Number Pays Tri
bute to Statesman.
From Friday's Dally.
One of the most successful meet
ings in the campaign of the Roose
velt memorial association in Cass
county was herd last evening at .Ne
hawka where, despite the unfavor
able weather conditions, a very large
audience assembled to hear Nathan
Bernstein of Omaha discuss the
ideals that had made the life of
Theodore Roosevelt, one typical of
the American nation and the fitting
tribute to the nation and to the mem
ory of the soldier-statesman that the
national association was preparing
to erect in the national capital and
at the home where President Roose
velt had found some of his greatest
The meeting waa presided over by
Frank P. Sheldon in a very able and
pleasing manner and who Introduc
ed the speaker of the evening with
a few well chosen remarks. " The
meeting was opened by the singing
of ."America" by the entire audience
and the invocation offered by Rev.
Moore; of Nehawka.
Mr. Bernstein in his remarks took
up the discussion of the citizenship
of the United States, the inspiring
ideals that had made the nation the
great and wonderful factor in the
world's history that it had become.
The American people who were com
ing into a period of unrest and un
settled conditions. were beginning
to realize that their citizenship had
been allowed to become too lax and
that they were not keeping in touch
with the higher ideal that had de
veloped the true spirit of American
ism. The citizenship in a land like
ours, Mr. Bernstein stated was well
worth sacrificing for, and offering
whatever was demanded to see that
it was maintained at all costs.
The life of Roosevelt was one
typical of American citizenship, love
of home and of country and -of the
Divine teachings, and in his lifetime
the late president had placed the
love of country above all things else
and had willingly sacrificed himself
and his family that it might be for
the benefit of the lanfl where he had
been ' born and which he had loved
unto death. The lessons of -his life
were an inspiration to a higher citi
zenship and the teaching of the ljfe
of Roosevelt to the coming genera
tion of America would lead them
into a realization of the higher du
ties of citizenship. Mr. Bernstein
also deplored the tendency of the
modern time to destroy the finer
ideals of the American home life
and urged a closer knitting of the
home ties that made for nobler ml
better men and women and for the
study of the life of .the late soldier
president that they might gather
for the young America the richness
of the great principles which
life had stood for in this nation.
Rex Voung, Popular Cass County
Auctioneer, Purchases Prop
erty in Plattsmouth.
From Thursday's Dally.
Rex Young, the Cass county auc
tioneer, has decided that owing to
his increasing demands as an auc-
tioneer, he will be unable to carry
on his rarm worK ana accordingly
he has purchased a home in Platts-
mouth and will Boon move in to make
his residence here.
The home secured by Mr. Young i
is the C. E. Haney home in the land. Will carry 52,000. No reason
south part of the city, one of the at-! able offer refused. Joseph J. John
tractive residences of that portion ion. Phone S52S. 413-lw daw
of the city and which will make Mr.
Young and family a most comfor
table and pleasant place to live.
Mr. Young is one of the leading
auctioneers in the state and his suc
cess in this line in the past few
years has been very- remarkable. He
has held sales in all portions of the
state and has met with marked suc
cess in all of them and his services
are constantly in demand to handle
the increasing number of public auc
tions. It is a pleasure to learn that
Mr. Young and family will make
their future home in this citv and
they can be assured of a most heurty
"Backward Affair" and Greatly
Enjoyed by the Large Number
Of Young Folks Present
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the parlors of the
Methodist church were the scene of
a very pleasant gathering when the
members of the 'Epworth League
gathered for their annual party
which had been planned by the so
cial activities department headed by
Miss Delia Fraus and assisted by the
various committees of the League.
The parlors were very prettily ar
ranged with the harmonious tints of
the autumn leaves prevailing in the
decorative scheme while the witches
and goblin symbolic of the hallo
v. e'en season, were festooned . thru
the decorations making a very pleas
ing setting for the 'Joliy occasion.
As had been intimated to the
guests it was to be a "backward"
party and the guests came prepared
accordingly and maiuy very aniusinc
costumes were cotel' as the-guests
were' ushered into the parlor and
truly it was looking backward
most of the party.
During the evening the merriment
was enjoyed to the utmost' as the
variously garbed guests, each with
their costume reversed, arrived and
was Introduced. Throughout the
evening games of all sorts were play
ed by the old as well as the young
er guests and much pleasure was
derived in the various amusements.
At a suitable hour the refreshments
were served, consisting of the good
things which the hallowe'en season
ushers in and dainty pies, luscious
apples, pop corn and coffee served to
add to the enjoyment of the guests
and it was with regret that the mem
bers of the party noted the arrival
of the homegoing hour.
Selected as Vice-Moderator of the
Presbyterian Syno4 of Nebras
ka, at Central City.
Frm Friday'a Dally,
Friends of Rev. H. G. McCluskey,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of this city, will be pleased
to learn of the honor conferred upon
him at the session of the Presbyter
ian Bynod at their session at Central
City this .week.
Rev. McCluskey is one of the lead
ers in his church in the state and a
worthy recognition of his services
was given at the meeting of the sy
nod when he was selected as vice
moderator of the date Fjnod. Rev.
McCluskey has frequently been call
ed upon to preside over the meetings
of the syDod and his able leadership
has been recognized by his church in
his advancement to the important
post he will be called upon to occupy
during the coming year. This elec
tion will delay the return of the
worthy pastor for a short time to
resume his church duties in this
The members of the congregation
nf (h rhtirch here are delighted at
th rennirnitinn afforded their ta
ented pastor and the church can well
fee proud of the record made by Rev.
j McCluskey in the church w ork in
the state
Five acres of good well improved
VltaVEik E E fa
And Pledge Selves to Program ofjujes JuKa Hall and Mr. Floyd Luff
100' ', Americanism, Thrift,
Economy, Production.
From Thursdays Daily.
Before adjourning Wednesday af
ternoon the bankers in attendance
at the meeting of Group One finan
ciers, at Lincoln," passed resolutions
adopting as their program that sug
gested by President Frantz of the
Nebraska association 100 Amer
icanism, 100 91 thrift and economy,
100 Tc production. In their resolu
tions they frowned severely upon the
spending mania now prevalent, and
declared as their opinion that the
high cost of living is caused by lack
of thrift, by underproduction and by
inflation. They declared that sense
less expenditures must cease. The
resolutions adopted were prepared
by Dan J. Riley, of Dawson; II. D.
Wilson, of Nebraska City and J. E.
Conklin, of Hubbell, and called upon
the bankers to be ever ready to apply
the brakes of caution against expan
sion, inflation and reckless specula
tion, commending to the people of
the district the utmost thrift and
The v resolutions .made it plain,
however, that the stifling of legiti
mate enterprise was not to be prac
ticed in theleast.
Plattsmouth Man Secretary
The following officers were select
ed upon recommendation of a com
mittee on nominations:
President, Charles Siurha, cashier
First National Bank. Beatrice.
Vice-president, R. B. Clemens,
cashier of the Farmers & Merchants
Bank, Milligan.
Secretary, R. F. Patterson, cashier
Bank of Cass County, Plattsmouth.
Tips to the Bankers
The first hour of the rfternoon
was devoted to five minute addresses
from several of the bankers. Capt.
C. S. Aldrich. cashier of the Ameri
can Exchange Bank at Elmwood,
urged upou the bankers the Impor
tance of getting behind the consoli
dated school movement made possi
ble under the new redisricting law.
Some opposition has been developed
on the part of the farmers, although
the law is distinctly in the interest
of better education for their child
ren. The country church as a com
munity center has disappeared and
in its place has come the town. The
consolidated school will help the
town and the bankers should assist
in the movement.
Mrs. Everett Rucker Enjoys Pleas
ant Surprise Last Evening
A Social- Good Time
From Friday"? Daily.
Last evening Mrs. Everett Ruck
er was given a most delightful sur
prise when some twenty of lier
friends appeared at her home to'as
sist in seeing that her twenty-third
birthday anniversary was observed
in a proper manner. The evening
was spent most delightfully at cards
and a general social time, while a
number of the party assisted in the
pleasures of the event by the rendi
tion of several musical selections,
and Miss Louise Rabb and Mr. An
drew Pries added to the enjoyment
of the members of the party by
their clever entertaining.
The guests had come with well
laden baskets and at a suitable hour
a dainty and thoroughly enjoyable
buffet luncheon was served that
aided in the completion of the even
ing of rare enjoyment and pleas
ure. In remembrance of the happy
event, Mrs. Ruefcer was presented
with a number of very choice and
handsome gifts which will be treas
ured in the years to come as tokens
of the love and esteem of the many
At a late hour the members of the
party departed for their homes trust
ing that they might have more op
portunities in the future of enjoying
simlar happy occasions with their
friend and hostess.
Married at Lincoln on Wed
nesday, October 15th.
From Friday'a Dally.
The wedding of Miss Julia Hall,
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. P. Hall, of this place, and Mr.
Floyd Luff', son of Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Luff, of Unadilla, was soleniniz
ed Wednesday, October 15th,. at the
First Christian church of Lincoln,
Nebraska. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Hylton. The
bridal ecu pie was accompanied as
far as Lincoln by the Misses Minnie
Burrel and Flossie Luff and Messrs.
Waite Hall and Floyd Rodaway. Both
the bride and groom are well and
favorably known to a large circle of
friends in this locality. The bride is
a graduate of our schools and for the
past three years has been a success
ful teacher. The groom is a pros
perous young farmer of Otoe county.
They left Thursday evening for a
trip to various points in Colorado
and will be at home to their many
friends after November 15th, on a
farm near Unadilla.
TLe congratulations of their many
friend go with them for a long and
happy wedded "life. Elmwood Leader-Echo.
Frwiu Thursday's Dally
Yestfrday afternoon John A. Hen
nings and F. J. Hennings returned
home after a few weeks visit thru
out Oklahoma with their relatives
and friends and looking over the
land interests of F. J. Hennings in
the southern state. The gentlemen
found the condtions throughout the
state excellent and the crops this
year have been fine in the localities
they visited. During their sojourn
in Oklahoma they spent a short
time at the home of Mrs. Lawrence
Brau, a sister, near Pocasset and
found the members of the Brau
family in good health and enjoying
prosperity and success in their farm
work. Quite a little of the time was
spent at Mingo, near where the
farm of F. J. Hennings is located
and here the two Nebraska farmers
inspected the farming methods and
the general crop conditions and
were well pleased with the results
of their visit.
For Sale: Two flvt room cottages
on easy tarmi, two fine residence
lots, five unimproved acres between
Lincoln and Chicago avenues. R. B.
Windham. d&w
7 1
A Service messags
Quick Farm Loans!
Farmers who are making their plans for the future, and find it nece
sarv to .borrow some money to successfully carry out their business ideas,
will d6 well to Investigate the advantages we have to offer of borrowing
through us. '
Through-our Loan Department we are prepared to give farmers
and farm owners any class of farm loans they desire up to $100.00 per
acre payable In 33 years; optional after five years on the amortization
plan, which ia one of the most liberal forms of loans, without any red
The desire of the First National Bank is to help the farmer la every
way possible.
We will b glad to talk over with you your plans for making a loan,
and will keep your business as a matter of Btrict confidence with us. W
advise making March 1st settlement arrangements at once.
First National Bank
"Thm Bank Where YouFeel at Home"
Comes First With a Program of Song
Well Worth Hearing Buy
A Season Ticket
From Friday" Dally.
A million and a half people know
Harry Davies, the well known oper
atic tenor, who brings his company
of singers and players the Davies
Light Opera company to Platts
mouth flext Tuesday night, October
28th, as the opening number of the
1919-20 lyceum course. These mil
lion and a half friends are those who
have had the pleasure of seeing and
hearing Mr. Davies in one of his
many appearances on the light opera
stage, where for years he was a
recognized star with such organiza
tions as Hammerstein's Grand Opera
Co., of New York City; Henry W.
Savage's grand opera companies and
the Aborn Grand Opera Co.. during
the nine different roles and sen -3.500
In organizing the splendid com
pany which he brings to Platts
mouth and bringing his mature art
to the task of presenting light opera
in the finest .manner it has ever beeu
known on the lyceum or Chautauqua
platform. Mr... Davies.. is performing
a ral service, in which he is winning
a new and still larger clientele f
Wherever the company has avptar
ed during the past three years, there
has arisen a chorus of delighted
The Davies company will appear
at the Hish school auditorium m.xt
Xuesday evening as the first numb r
of the lyceum course and merit a
large attendance.
The course, as nearly everyone is
aware, is being promoted by the
Plattsmouth commercial club, in co-.
operation with the glee clubs of the
High school and the proceeds of ti:e
course will go to the fund of the
glee clubs.
Season tickets for the six numbers,
including war tax, cost $2.v0 for
adults, while students season tickets
cost $1.00, including war tax. Sin
gle admission to the first number is
75 cents.
Plattsmouth people who have not
already purchased season tickets :ire
urged to do so at once. If it is un
advisable to purchase season tickets,
however, don't fail to attend the
opening number, for it will be well
worth the price of single admission.
"That Printer of Udell's." one of
Harold Bell Wright's good stories,
on sale at the Journal office.