The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 12, 1920, Image 1

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tol. xxxvn.
No. 58
E. E. Kiplinger. of Omaha. Addresses
Members of Local Post in Re
gard to Accomplishments
From Friday's Daily.
Last evening the members of Hugh
Kearns post of the American Legion
enjoyed a very pleasant meeting
and smoker at the A. O. V. W. hall.
the building having been kindlv of
fered to the service men by the
Knights of Columbus for the use of
the meeting. The formal business
session was followed by a social ses
Eion of several hours.
The members of the post had the
pleasure of hearing a very interest
ing address by E. E. Kiplinger. of
Omaha, who has been active in the
work of the Legion in the metropolis
and he brought to the attention of
the meeting many interesting facts
in regard to the work of the orga
nization in the nation and state, jlr.
Kiplinger, in his remarks, told of.
the fight made by the Legion for the
Sweet bill in congress which in
crease the disability benefits for the
- men who had been wounded in the
service of their country and of the
re-sults that the bill had brought in
"relieving the needs of the nwu who
bad been incapacitated from labor aB
the result of their service. He also
Epoke of the stand taken by the so
ciety on the bonus proposition in
which the hentimeut of the national
convention had bfen in favor of
the J 1.00 a day for the service men
during their time of service and
which proposition would be support
ed by the Legion and while the con
vention had left this up to congress
their sentiment had been expressed
that this was the fairest one that
could be made to insure the men re
ceiving a just recompense for their
sacrifices during the time they had
served. The speaker also outlined
the independent position taken by
the organization for a square deal
for all classes of the citizenship and
denounced the stories and propagan
da that had frequently been circu
lated in an effort to injure the Le
gion by representing it as a strike
breaking organization, when such
was not ihe case, and that it had no
part in the disagreements of the
classes aside from their stand for
law and order in the nation. One
of the the matters in which all form
er service men are interested is that
of the land and homestead laws,
and Mr. Kiplinger explained in de
tail the Morgan bill that provides a
loan of $4,000 to former service men
lor home building purposes, wheth
er they make their homes in the
cities or on the farm.
Following the address of the even
ing, a very enjoyable musical pro
gram was given by the saxophone
jazz orchestra composed of Dr. Cald
well. E. H. Schulhof and Richard
Avard, sa'xophones; Clarence Ledge
way, trombone; Anton Bajeck, trap
drums and Teter Gradoville, pianist.
The members were treated to a
luncheon consisting of sandwiches
and coffee, which came as the climax
of the evening and the remainder of
the evening was spent in visiting
until a late hour.
A large number of new members
from the service men of the commun
ity enrolled themselves in the Legion
at the close of the meeting and will
hereafter assist in the helping and
protecting the interests of the men
who served their country in time oi
Prom Friday's Dally.
The Ann of C. E. Wescott's Sons
t having a new furnace installed in
their store at the corner of Fifth and
MaJn streets, and while the new
furnace Is being prepared for use.
the proprietors and employes are
enjoying (?) a touch of life in the
polar regions and their work of
taking the yearly inventory is con
siderably handicapped. During the
enforced heat less condition of the
store the employes are displaying!
the latest styles of cold defying gar
ments and giving a practical demon
stration of thein for the customers.
The new furnace is of the latest
type and much larger than the one
formerly in use. It is being installed
by J. F. Warga and his force of em
Message Received Here This Morning
Tells of Near Approach of the
End for Cass Co. Pioneer
From Saturday's Dally.
This morning a message was re
ceived by Mrs. John Cory of this
city announcing the fact that her
aged uncle. Lig E. Drown, was lying
at the point of death at the home of
another nelce. Mrs. Em Thrapp. at
Denver, Colorado, where for the past
few weeks he has been visiting. Mr.
Drown was stricken yesterday after
noon with a stroke of appcplexy.
which has brought on his present
eri ical condition. The very advanc
ed age of Mr. Brown gives but little
hope of his being able to rally as
he has been in poor health for some
t ime.
Lig P.rowh for many years has
been one of the best known figures
m this portion of ( ass county and
for a long period resided on a farm
in the old Kenosha neighborhood,
where he was affectionately known
as "Uncle Lig" to the residents and
o these old friends the sad news of
he approaching end will come as a
great fetiock. He came to C&t, coun
ty at an early day and spent the
best years of his lifetime here labor
ing for the upbuilding of the com
munity. In late years Mr. Brown
has made his home in Plattsmouth
with the family of Mr. and Mrs.
John Cory, with frequent trips west
to visit his neice in Denver, and it
was while on one of these visits that
he was stricken down.
Rev. McClusky, Presbyteriar Minis
ter, Occupies Pulpit at Services
Last Evening.
From Saturday's Dally.
One of the most interesting cf the
serie? of meetings held by the evan
gelical churches of the city was. held
la'-t evening at the Methodist church
and the attendance was the largest
by far that has been present at any
of the week night services. Rev. H.
G. McClusky was the presiding min
ister and gave the sermon of the ev
ening and gave as his sermon the
folly of following of the false ideals
of life. The address of the minister
was a very strong statement of the
principles of the Christian faith and
a very eloquent appeal for a higher
standard of though and living and
of making the highest attainments
in life possible. The special music
of the evening was that of a male
quartet, composed of members of the
Presbyterian and Methodist choirs.
The usual choir numbers were given
and added to the pleasure of the
The fact that the ministers se
lected to deliver the sermons are not
announced at the service has served
to create a great deal of interest as
the attendants do not know in' ad
vance which one of the excellent
speakers will be present to deliver
the sermon.
From Saturday's Dally.
James W. Holmes, w ho has return-
P(j home from the Methodist hospital
in Omaha, is now feeling greatly im
proved although he is still quite'rrftm c9tlirAo,.a r,ti
weak from the effects of his opera-
tion and stay at the hospital. Mr. '
tioimes nas made very rapid pro-
greBs toward recovery and his stay
at the hospital was limited to two
weeks and since returning home he
.has been continually improving.
If it's in the card line, call at
the Journal office.
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After Hearing of Remonstrances in
Regard to It. Matter will be
Left to the Ballot.
From Friday's Daily
The hearings on the proposed pub
lie school districts as outlined bv the
redisricting committee of the coun
ty, which will be held at the court
house in this city beginning on Jan
uary 12th, will undoubtedly brin
in a great many of the residents of
the various consolidated districts to
be heard on the proposition that has
been submitted to them.
In many of the districts and e
pecially in the district in which this
city is to be a part, a great deal of
the objection is found in the diffi
culty in getting the pupils to and
from their homes and especially the
smaller children as the distance to
be traveled in many instances will
require at least two hours and ne
cessitate a great ileal of trouble as
the condition of the roads at the pres
ent time makes it very difficult to
get through and this condition may
become wore during the winter
The consolidated school proposi
tion as a whole is a very satisfactory
and in communities where th
best of roads and facilities for hand
ling the transportation of the child
ren is to be had it is a measure that
will greatly increase the effective
ness of the schools of the count v and
advance the standard of school work.
but in the minds of manv the condi
tions in the country districts in re
gard to roads makes this a difficult
problem to be handled.
However, the law has put the mat
ter up to the citizens of the various
districts and the commission will.
after hearing the various statements
from the different districts, proceed
according to law in the matter. Af
ter the hearings are had at the of
fice of the county superintendent
jpon the petition of twenty-five per
cent of the school electors living in
any of the proposed districts, the
county superintendent shall order an
election to be held, giving twenty
days' notice of the election. If the
result is favorable the superinten
dent may proceed and within ten
days call a meeting of the directors
of the district and organize the new
district. If the result of the elec
tion is not favorable to the new dis
trict then the matter is clo.-ed and
the district remains as formerly con
stituted. County Superintendent Miss Alpha
Peterson has had the copy of the law
passed by the last legislature print
ed in the papers of the county for
the benefit of the citizens and they
can readily find by reading this the
process necessary to carry out the
The redisricting committee, as
previously stated, has had one of the
biggest and most disagreeable jobs
in the county in preparing a redis
ricting measure that would divide
the county on as fair a basis as
possible and it is now up to the res
idents of the various districts to take
action on the matter if they see fit.
Plattsmouth Lowge No. 6 Held Ses
sion Yesterday Afternoon and Ev
ing Conferring Third Degree.
The Masonic temple was the scene
of much activity yesterday afternoon
and last evening when the lodge con-
ferred the third degree upon a class j
of Eeven members and unfolded to
them the veil of Masonry.
work was commenced at 2 o'clock in i Mrs. Joe Bulin departed this af
the afternoon and the conferring of ternoon for Bellevue to visit over
the degrees continued until 10 Sunday with relatives and friends
o'clock last evening when the last in that city.
received into the
recess at the din
?.g and a very en-
The lodge hald a
ner hour last even
joyable feast was i
hers in the dining
pie, the serving b
-ld by the mem-
room of the t erri
ng in the hand;;
' committee and
iiitiution was one
by all t lie meru
esent. f the members of
;rray and neigh-
of a very efficiet.
this feature of the
thoroughly enjoyeii
bers of the lodge j:
A large number o
the order from .Vi;
boring towns were
the meeting last e-
in attendance at
Ralph W. White, Formerly of This
City and Son Oi A. W. White,
Has Important Position.
From Saturday's Da:.y.
The news has Wn received in
this city of the advancement of
Ralph W. White, farmer manager of
the Nebraska Telephone Co.. in this
city and a son of a. W. White, of
Mr. White has. since his removal
from the city, beet: located in the
state of Texas as manager of the
L'.ell telephone interests at Victoria,
one of the important points in the
ine of service of the company. He
;as just been appented manager of
he Bell telephone lines in northern j
Texas and will be located at either
ort Worth or Dalias. the comnanv
mt having fully -determined as to
which city to make their headquar-
ers. The new position is one of
great importance as it covers the
management of the lines all over the
northern portion of the great state
f Texas. Mr. White has proven one
f the valuable met of the company
nd his handling o: the business in
terests of lifs t'uinVuny has demon-1
strated his ability.
The success of Mr. White will be
pleasing news to the
hundreds of
candidate was full;
mysteries of the or
and they look forward to his still
further advancement along the lines
of his chosen field of operations.
Nebraska Delegation Appearing Be
fore Congressional Committee
at Kansas City is Back
From Friday's Dally.
The committee of the Nebraska
first and second class postmasters,
consisting of D. C. Morgan of Platts
mouth, J. H. Grosvenor of Aurora
and N. J. Ludi of Wahoo, returned
home yesterday from Kansas City,
where they had appeared before the
special committee of the United
States senate and house of represen
tatives which is looking into the
matter of the salaries of the postal
employes of the country.
Mr. Morgan states that this meet
ing, which is the hrst to be held by
the committee, was quite largely at
tended as all branches of the postal
service had committees present from
the various states to lav their cases
before the committee. Congressman
Bell, of Georgia, presided over the
meeting of the committee and each
of the several classes of employes
was heard on their appeal for in
crease in salaries.
The employes of the postal ser
vice have claimed that their salaries
are inadequate under the present
condition of the high cost of living
and that they are unable to con
tinue with the salaries now in force.
There will be several sessions of the
committee held in the west before
any definite report is made to con
gress on what relief is necessary
for the several branches of the ser-
i vice.
Ten shoats, ages from eight to 12
weeks. Will trade for corn. Call
M. B. Allen, telephone 248-J.
Several hundred Rhode Island Red
hens for sale at reasonable price
Mrs. C. R. Todd, phone 3102. 3swl4d
om friends in this city and countv!,,.- . . ...... . .... , -
Show Four Million More to be Ex
pended During Current Year
Building Bridges.
Nearly 1,500 miles of roads to 4e
constructed through state and feder
ai aiu nave oeen surveyed; project
statements have been submitted in
10C and projects approved in eighty-two.
All of these, says Secretary
Johnson of the department of pub
lic works, are for earth road con
struction except a six mile paving
project in Dodge county, three grav
eling projects and one bridge.
Forty contracts representing S45
miles of roadway and costing $3,281,-
700 have been let to date. Two have
been completed, the 9.5 miles road
way west out of Lincoln being more
than half, paving.
To this the state and federal gov
ernment gave $7C,400, the remain
ing $125,600 being paid by Lancas
ter county and propertv owners.
Miles of road put to grade are 39
representing roads completed, but
not finally accepted until the whole
project is approved. He says:
Construction Program for 1920
J'rojects. 4S; miles 90;.; cost.
t Amount to be expended from
countv fnna under the direction of
iiuf urai luicia Willi riair miu jru
oral aid. $1,500,000.
Amount for maintenance for three
fourths automobile tax, 12.000.000.
Total for the biennium, $10.6C6.-
In addition to the above construc
tion work, we will survey and pre
pare the plans for one thousand
miles of work to be contracted in
January for 1921. All of these plans
are being prepared, including all
data necessary for the complete pav
ed road, so that all engineering work
that is being done at the present
time will be of use when any of the
present grading projects are finally
"Logging" has been completed on
about two thousand miles of the state
highway system and same is being
platted -on specially printed card
board sheets to be laid in hinged
frames so as to be accessible for
quick reference. This data will
show the condition in all detail of
every mile of state highway. Also
will show all improvements on the
road, culvert, bridge and railroad
crossings as work is done. In the
early spring, logging will be com
pleted on the entire system and the
organization completed to maintain
each mile of the road.
In addition to the equipment list
ed in this report, there has been a
large amount of equipment assigned
to us and on my trip to Washington
in December, I received assurance
from the department of agriculture
that we would get at least one hun
dred more trucks in this consignment
and numerous other small equip
ment. We will retain all the large
tractors and other construction
equipment excepting a part of the
trucks. We will retain fifty trucks
for construction purposes and the
balance will be assigned to the coun-;
ties for maintenance work. We will
request the counties to pay the state
the freight and other incidental ex-;
penses that we have had in placing
these trucks in condition to use.
The automobile registration de
partment was reorganized after the
1st of August with the assistance of
Mr. Jacobs, and instead of having
forty to forty-five people at this
time of the year we now have ten. j
And Instead of having only numeri-;
cal index, we now have a numeri- j
cal Index, an alphabetical index and
a card index so that we can locate
any car registered In 1920 by engine1
number. This new method of in
dexing cars will aid materially in
the location of stolen cars and the
reorganization will save us approxi
mately $8,000 per year.
State Aid Bridges
During the year, 1919, we have
'completed the Mitchell. Mitchell Val
t ley, Hartley. Webf Point and North
Platte state aid bridges. The state's
share of this construction was $115,
4 95.97, the counties paying the bal
ance. In every case, th county
paid half or more than hcli of the
cost of construction.
We also purchased the As h land
toll bridge for S22.000.00, of which
the state paid one-half the cost.
State aid bridge contracts let in
1919. Morrill. Minatare. Grand Is
land, Central City and Henry bridges,
cost t49.473.0G. The state's share I
of the cost is $14,350.00. The three
bridges lej in Seottsbluff countv are
largely being paid for from county
bond issues, the state furnishing
$8,000 each and supervision. Copies
of all these contracts are being filed
in detail with the department of
The bureau of roads and bridges
has been divided into five divisions
with a division engineer at the head
of each division, headquarters being
located as follows: Division No. 1,
Lincoln; division No. 2, Norfolk;
division No. 3. Hastings; division
No. 4, North Platte: division No
Division engineers have direct
charge of projects under construe
tion. co-operate with county high
way commissioners on maintenance.
ive aid to counties on their inter
nal construction and make weekly
repo'rts to the secretary, department
of public works.
Prom Friday's Dally.
The ice harvest got well under
ay yesterday when Mctakens laid
two tiers of 12 to 14-lnch ice in the
ice house of Guy W. Morgan, at the
rear of his confectionery store. The
ice seems to be of very good quality
and has not attained sufficient thick
ness to insure it lasting without so
heavy a loss from melting as is the
case with the thinner cakes.
Numerous other ice houses over
the city will be filled in rapid suc
cession, McMakens having a large
force of workmen engaged in har
vesting the crop.
From Friday' Daily.
The record of divorces filed in the
year 1919 in the office of the clerk
of the district court shows that the
average number of releases for the
unhappily wedded is maintaining a
fair average as this year there were
twenty-one cases filed as against
twenty-two in 1918 and twenty in
1917. The divorce figures as com
pared with the number of marriages
in the county in the past year shows
that the divorces run on an average
of one divorce in every six marriages
so that the record in this matter is
one to give food for thought to those
who are contemplating matrimony.
The popular line of Dennison stick
ers and cards at the Journal effice.
If You Want Business Credit!
A good way to create business credit is to
open a checking account at a bank of established
business reputation.
A check book from the First National Bank
gives you recognized business standing. Each
check received by your creditors strengthens
your credit with men who appreciate a sound
banking connection. Moreover, acquaintanceship
with our officers may be valuable in an emer
gency. Pay all your bills by checks on the First
National Bank and turn your liabilities into gen
uine assets.
Firct National Bank
"The Bank Where YouFeel at Home"
Much Interest Shown in Proposition
ar.d Company will Probably
Be Launched Soon.
From Friday' Dally.
The Commercial club of the city
has been considering seriously fur
the past week the forming of a
housing company to l:ok alter the
erection of a number of houses to
relieve the congested condition of
the city in regard to providing the
proper homes for those who are d.'-
sirious of locating in Plattsmouth.
and in this movement they have met
with the greatest of encouragement
from the citizens and business men.
While the plans have not U??v. ful
ly completed a large amount of stock
has been promised in the company
that is to be formed and it is thought
that in a very short time it will be
possible to incorporate the company
and get started on the building pro
gram by the opening of the spring
months and aid in the securing of
modern homes for those who desire
to locate in the city.
This proposition is one that has
been confronting a number of the
towns In the eastern portion of the
state' and iu wveral of ' thm com
panies composed of local business
men have been formed and are pre
paring to deal with the problem of
more and better homes.
To assist the" growth of a commun-
munity it is necessary to provide ade
quate houses and especially for those
who are not in a position to have
their own homes erected at this time,
and with the Burlington shops here
as the principal industry of the city.
!t is impossible to provide houses for.
the men who move into the city to
be employed in the shops.
The movement is one that should
meet with the fullest co-opera turn
from the citizens as it is for the up
building of the community and t lu
men who are hacking il arc pre
paring to do their best for the bet
terment of the city and the securing
of more families to add to the popu-
ation of the city.
F. W. Young, of t'nion, came up
ast evening to spend a few hours
here looking after securing some
printing for his big public sale that
Is to be held at his farm in the com
ing month, prior to his romovul to
Miss Teresa Hemple was a visitor
in Omaha today going to that city
on the early Burlington train.