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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEERUAP.Y 5, 1920.
Sbe fMattetnoutb journal.
LIVINGSTON LOAN & BUILLINO
HELD MEETING LAST EVEN
ING ELECTS DIP.ECT0H3.
HAS HAD PROSPEROUS YEAR
Business for Year Shows In?rsAse of
S24 .907.53 Over Similar Period
cf the Previous Yeai.
Fi in T'iP:--1ny's Dally.
The Livingston Loan Building
a. ociatic.-ri last evening he-Id their
:'T:r.ual m-etinsr and heard the re
ports of the officers of the associa
tion and the re-u!t of the business
cf the year that l as j;;:-t closed and
proven the most prosper-
c us in tut
h i- Tory of the orgatma-
Th" r-port cf the treasurer. Dr. C.
A. Marshall, showed that the com-I-my
hue. transacted ca.-ih business to
the amount of 5 1 ;."r,l.i s, which
gave them an increase of ? 2 4 . f-f 7 . r, ft
over the amount of business trans-J
acted last year and the amount cf
tharts in the last .series has shown
an increase of lf.O a? an indication
cf the desire of the citizens to invest
in this safe rnd conservative form of
saving. The total increase in the
bu-ine-s cf the company ha? been L'o
l?r cent and this shows a fan and
1 -a'.thy prowl h in this Plat tsmou'h
f "'Initio", whose funds comes from
our people and v.hite i'ive.-tments
are made at home.
The stor kholders re-elected the til-
rectors whose term", are expiring. C.
H. Fiicko. William ITasslc-r and Wil-lir-.m
lloliy. and who have given the
institution the be.-t of service in
th-ir official capacity.
T!:f- success of thn Livingston
Loan Building association is a
matter cf the sreatest of satisfaction
to the citizen? of th? community in
.Vrh it ha- p!ayed --'-ich an import
er. part in the pa in living the
I'-n'ilc ar. opportunity of securing
Tiv ir ov.n lit n:f' and adding to the
material prosperity of the city an-1
jt ponplf. Th" efficient secretary
e f tlie a.-s-oc iation. ('. (",. Frieko. has
!. r. -1 a gr'-at part in the success at
tr. ined by the a-oc'ition in the year
just closed and the stockholders ex
pressed very warmly their approval
cf the splendid business ability of
their secretary in his work.
The personnel of the officers of
t!-n building and loan association
will remain the same with the ex
ception of the office of vice presi
dent, to which H. M. Soonriichsen
v.is elected t( succeed F. G. I'gen
l ereer. Tiie officers of this live in
stitution selected were: I). B. Smith,
president: H. M. Soennich'-en, vice
president; ('. A. Marshall, treasurer;
('. ('t. Fricke secretary: A. I.. Tidd.
solicitor. D. B. Smith. C. A. Mar
shall. F G. Kger.bersrer. II. S. Rar-t'-'ld.
William Ilas-ler. II. M. Soen
!::;hcen. William Holly, C. G.
Fricke. F. E. Schlater. directors.
m IT MORE PLEAS
ANT FOR OLD PEOPLE
Ictrarha Masonis Heme Furnishes
O'pcrtr.nity fcr Thcce Who De
sire toAid Good Cause
From Monda's Daily.
I :.e iw::ipht of l.fe brings with it
. . . ...!.: .. .1
y trims ano i nimianuiis aim
of t!:e-- is the solitude that
with old ape. when health
breaks and the friends and many of
t5ic old associates have been called
av.:v ar.d the aped man or woman
realizes lhat it i . r. lonely road for
the last f w miles along the high
way of life.
The old people who reside at the
Masonic home are very well cared
for and every possible comfort that
can be provided by the members of
the great order is supplied to them. J
but there id one thing that the fu- . is quite serious. A trained nurse
perintendent and the management j has been summoned from Omaha to
rannr.t give to the old people and: assist in the care of the patient.
that is the opportunity cf getting inf
touch with their fellow men and in I For Sal- Chciee timothy bar. H
the enjoyment of a little of the ac- G. Todd. Thone 1211 Murray, lmsw
tiviiies of the world in which they
loo have nobly played their part.
Tho-e who have the happy facul
ty of being able to entertain in some
form should take the opportunity of
vi.-itkig the home some afternoon or
evening and help lighten the load
that is carried by the old people to'
whom the life of the world is some
thing afar off.
Superintendent Scott is glad of the
opportunity of entertaining the resi
dents of the city and the old folks
are only too glad to have some form
of entertainment riven to them. The
suggestion is made to the T:ilentil
people of the cty to visit the home'
at difterent times and help out the
program aim mane tilings more
cheerful for the sunset days of the
senile-men and ladies who are living
SURPRISE PARTY ON
CARL COLE AND WIFE
Friends arid Relatives Gather at the
Cozy ar.d Comfortable Farm
Home for Sccial Time.
rrom Mi flilav's Dniiv.
About forty relatives ami friends
of .Mr. and Mrs. Carl ft. Cole met at
their country home Friday evening
and pave them a hearty surprise.
The unexpected puests were ushered
into the iioa.se. which, in a very short
time was the scene of much merry
making. .Many amusinp games were con
ducted by Miss DeFlla Venner and
Mrs. Roy Cole and the entire house
was in a roar of laughter.
Luncheon was served by Mrs. Carl
Cole and .Mrs. S. O. Cole, assisted by
Delore? Wiles and Marie Hutchison.
Frvera! vocal solos by Miss H "le:i
I'ontirs anil instrumental solos by
.Mrs. Koy Cole were jrreatly enjoyed
!y all. Kev. K. H. i'ontius gave sev
eral readings in hi.', usual pleasinp
manner. The entire crowd partici
pated in 'Illowinp Hubble?." which
all the ladies sanp while the ' hoys'
whistled the refrain.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole will be preat
iy missed as they have resided in
Liberty precinct in the past, having
been raised to manhood and woman
hood in the congenial environment
f:r which this precinct is noted. The
crowd dispersed at a late hour re
gretful that they were soon to leave
this community to reside at Hrule.
Vebraska. where they recently pur
chased a section of land.
Tho'-e present vi-r-1 Will Carey.
Sherman Cole. Edward Grybsky, My
ron Wiles. E. II. Pontius. Roy O. Cole
C. C. Uarnard. W. P. Hutchison. C.
L. Wiles. A. W. Wheeler. Robert
Patterson and C. E. Cook, together
with their wives: Misses DeElla Ven
ner. Helen and Verona Pontius. De
iores and Alice Barbar Wiles and
Marie Hutchison; Willis Cole, E. V.
Cole, Chester Wiles, Ernest Hutchi
son. Percy Wheeler, Mrs. Ida Cole,
Mrs. S. O. Ci-le. Howard and Lowell
DEATH OF MRS. CECIL PETIT
From Monday's Daily.
This morning at her home at Mur
ray occurred the death of Mrs. Cecil
Petit, wife of the Missouri Pacific
agent of that place. Mrs. Petit has
been suffering with the flu for some
time and following the birth of the
br.be a few days her cae grew much
worse until death came at 6 o'clock
this morning. The little babe died
shortly after birth and was taken to
the old home of Mrs. Petit at Tal
mage for burial and while definite
arrangements as to the funeral of
Mrs. Petit have not been completed
it is expected that she will be taken
there for burial. The loss of the
child and wife has come rs a great
shock to the husband and in his
grief he will have the deepest symp
athy of the community in which he
has been making his home for a
number of years.
KISS HELEN GILMORE ILL
Fiom Monday's Dally.
Reports from Murray state that
Miss Helen, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. G. H. Gilmore, is quite ill at
her home suffering from an attack
of pneumonia and that her condition
DEATH OF MRS,
- ONE OF OLD RESIDENTS OF CASS
COUNTY SUMMONED TO
RESIDED HERE SINCE 1854
Deceased Was Born May 8, 1830. in
Clay County, Missouri Lived
on Farm Near This Citv.
?roin Monday'? Daily.
Another of the old and well known
pioneers of Cass county has passed
to the great beyond in tlie person of
Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Wiles, who
was called to final reward Saturday
evening shortly after S o'clock at
hef farm home near this city. .Mr.
Wiles, who lacked but a few months
reaching ninety years of ape. has
for the past three days been afflicted
with a severe cold and with her ad
vanced vears the sickness was too
evere ar.d resulted in her death.
It is the privilege of but few-
persons to live the period of time
liat this estimable lady has. and her
lifetime has covered a portion ef
story that has been il:e most im
portant in the history of the nation
ind of the world. Horn in Clay
Ti'.ir.ty. Missouri. May S. 1S..0. she
passed her girlhood there and in
1S4S was united in marriage to
Stephen Wiles in her old home The
young people in the year !.'.."; uncid
'1 to join the pioneers w'tw w-re set
tling the newly created territory of
Vebraska, and accordingly came to
Pli.ttsniouth and"' entered a bome--tead
near what is now the southern
limits of tlie city. Here the husband
and wif prepared for their battle
with life and through, the trying
vears of the pioneer perioi brought
orih from the new country success
:nd happiness. To them were born
fourteen children.- four of whom,
rhom:s L.. James. Samuel and Wes
'ey. have preceded the parent- in
leath. The surviving chil.'.ren are
Mrs. Rebecca Murray, Isaac Wiles.
George Wiles, all residing ne;ir Wee p
ng Water; John Wiles, of Platts
rnouth; Mrs. P.arbara Warner. Platts
nouth; Mrs. Nancy Spangler. Weep
ng Water: Isabel! Wiles, Stephen A..
Joseph K. and H. r . U lies, all of;
Plattsmouth. In the year 1S. the
husband and father passed away and
ince that time the wife has con
Mnued to make her home on the
homestead with her daughter. Isa
iell, where the family firs.t settled,
ind it was here that she parsed
;ently to the last long rest.
During the lifetime e.f the de
parted, the territory in which she
nd her husband were pioneers has
leveloped into one of the most fer
tile and important states of the great
inion, two mighty conflicts have
een waged and won by the country
if which siie was a citizen, the rail--oad.
the telegraph, the wireless, the
nir ship and the submarine have been
'.eveloped ami brought to the service
)f mankind, and her life has had the
opportunity of witnessing the great
est strides of the human race in de
velopment. In the sunset of her
life she has seen her family success
ful and prosperous settled in the
community of their childhood and
numbered among its leading citizens.
The death of this estimable lady
will bring great regret to the many
friends who have known her for so
many friends- and who will share
with the children the grief that the
death of the mother has brought.
The funeral services will be held
Tuesday but the time has not been
definitely decided upon by the fam
ily. YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
WEDDED IN OMAHA
John L. Brooks, Formerly of This
City, and Miss Mamie Metz Mar
ried Saturday Evening.
From Monday's Daily.
Saturday eventn? at the home of
Mrs. G. M. Straley, aunt of the
John L. Brooks of the Fnitcd Stares
army. Tlie wedding v, a very qui
et one, only the inniwdiate reiativs
being prestMit to lak" part in the
ceremony. Ceorg'- Pmoks of this
city, father cf the vro-.m. v.as in at
ttndance at the services.
The groom is a former Platl:
mc.uth yoiitig man :.i:d has just re
en listed in his se .t hitch in the
Fnited States army. i-lig a mem
ber of the coast arMMi - and has Kr
the past two yea-
. ami where he
-Mr. Rionks was
at Honolulu, Hav.a
will return at once.
ent home on a furlough and took
advantake of the occasion to have
the wedding cerenrmy performed
and will at once r-turn to the is
lands, sailing this week fcr Hawaii.
Mrs' Hr.'wtks will fr.l'j-iv ir- ct-Jt
( " ' ' i " '--
to make her home i ? r;?e army po.-t
where her husband is stationed.
Tlie many friends, of the young
people in this city will extend to
them their heartie.-i best wishes for
their future happiness and welfare
in their new home,
John F. Gcrder is Asoistd hv Num
ber of Friends in Observing
FroT. Mommy's DaUv
Yesterday was th- birthday anni
versary of John F. Gorder and in
honor cf the occasion a number of
the young married friends gathered
at the Gorder home r assist him in
the proper observance rf the clay. A
very enjoyable , o'c io?k dinner had
been prepared by Mr.'. Gorder and
this was one of the chief features
of the very pleasant occasion ar.d one
thoroughly enjoy-:l. One of the
features of the t!in''er-was the hand
some " "birthday" Take"-" with its 14
glowing candles but these howev
er did not represent the years of the
life of Mr. Gorder who ack.inwle.1ges
the passing of summers. During
the evening a number of earner, were
enjoyed and ir. one of thse Mr. Grr-
der was given
if ir I rc-mir.der
of the fact that it was his birth
day and his chief pleasure is that
he was not any old-r. ?Im:-.' was
also enjoyed hv the members of th."
T-rty for a few hours. In remem
brance of the occa.-io'n Mr. Gorder
was presented with a pair of hand
some leather driving gloves ns well
r.s "some" baby, which had been
carefully prepared by the members
ot the party for th." guesr of honor
but the particulars of this feature
of the evening is shrowjed in deM
mystery. Those who enjoyed the
occasion with Mr. Gord?r
Messrs. and Mcsdarr.es F. P.
H. A. Schneider. K. C. Harri
ITatt. G. W.. Morgan and
. J. V.
PREPARING TO HOLD
MANY FARM SALES
Tlie season for farm sales in Cass
county has brought out a great many
s.aies where the owners of farms are
retiring er preparing to move to
other localities. Albert Schafer, re
siding west of Murray, was in the
city this morning to secure his bills
from the Journal for his big public
sale which will be held at the Schaf
er homestead on Wednesday, Febru
ary ISth. Dave Katon and Robert
Roddy, of near I'ni. n, were also in
the city arranging f ir the holding of
a public sale at tie farm of Mr.
Eaton Thursday. February 10th.
Both of these sales will be in charge
of Cel. W. R. Young, the veteran
auctioneer of this city and who is
one of the most successful auction
eers in the state of Nebraska. Mr.
Eaton expect3 to locate in Colorado
in the future to continue farming,
while Mr. Schafer will retire from
active farm life.
Anyone contemplating holding a
public sale, be it large or small, will
find the Journal office well equipped
to handle their printing and furnish
the bills on short notice.
I have for sale several good milk
cows, tuberculine tested. Will be
fresh soon and are good heavy milk
ers. See Neil D. Cameron, Bellevue
Blvd., block north of Childs road.
Telephone South 3317, Omaha.
groom, occurreu i;e njarriace oi
.Miss Mamie .Met 2 c :' Omaha unci Mr.
'vl- TEEGARLEN OF WEEPING
WATER. H EMBER OF
OF SUPERBiTEKDEHT'S RULifii
Is cf Opinion That Ruling as to Sec
tion Covering Number Makes
I xcceedir.gs Impossible.
Trom Tuesday's Da fly.
J. M. Teegarden. Cas.s county
banker and chairman of the .-chool
redisricting board in his section, is
of the opinion that the ruling of
State Superintendent Matzeii with
respect to what is meant by the sec
tion of the law relating to the num
ber of petitioners necessary to start
th-- ball rolling has made futile and
unnecessary any furiher proceed
ings thereunder, not to mention that
i! has made them impossible.
This is the law that the legislature
first turned down, and then adopted
after the farmers had induced the
givernor to reintroduce it so that
they might have another chance at
it. It is in the interest of the con
solidation and strengthening of the
rural schools. What the farmers
tried to do to the to'.vn folks was to
di; franc'; is them v.nen it came to
voting on the question of location,
but the fact was that the men who
drafted the law slipped up on this.
according to a number ef lawyers
but the state superintendent doesn't
think they did.
Section 5 of t he Taw- provides" for
the calling of an election when 25
per cent of the school electors living
in any one of the proposed consoli
dated or high school districts peti
tion. If a majority of the votes cast
in the district is for the consolida
tion then certain proceedings will
foilov.-. If not. then the act does not
ripply to the district. No election
thereon can be he'd for a year.
Tiiis section apparently allows ev
erybody in the district, town peo
ple and all to vote on the proposi
tion, after a 2" per cent petition has
been filed. The state superintend
ent rules, that if the district con
tains an organized or consolidated
high school district it will not be
annexed nnles "1 per cent of the
electors petition. This cmeans that
the town folks, where usually e high
school is located, must round up 5 1
per cent of the electors before this
can be started, whereas out in the
open country districts 25 per cent
may do it. and a majority may pass
on whether the consolidation shall
Mr. Teegarden says that as the
town folks-are not usually very an
xious about the matter, it will halt
consolidations until the legislature
again can say what it did mean.
Mr. Matzen was not in li is office
Monday morning, but Deputy Sup
erintendent Speedie said that the
ruling promulgated simply followed
what Former Superintendent Clem
ens had h!d. It was what w-as in
the minds of the legislators appar
ently, although it is capable of the
other construction, which gives the
town people the right to vote on
such consolidation. State Journal.
Rain and Sleet Produces Icy Slick
ness That Makes Life Extremely
Unpleasant for Some.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The little animal that Is supposed
to be a correct forecaster of the
weather conditions from the 2nd of
February for the next six weeks has
played a great joke on the residents
of this community if he is responsi
ble for the weather that waa pre
vailing today. The light rain last
evening which was warm and spring
like, was changed during the night
into a sleet that made the sidewalks
and streets a sheet of ice, and travel j
was almost Impossible. The
risers who ventured forth before
the ashe or sawdust had been scat
tered over the walks certainly had
one of the most thrilling experi
ences of their life and to those who
were at a place cf safety the vari
ious antics performed by the pedes
trians on the icy walks were amus-
irg but to the poor unfortunates who
had flattened out the sidewalk with
ihuir form it was all that General
Sherman said about war and then
some. brvt-ral of the residents of
the city who have a practice of
teaching the Lurllngton ttation just
a be lit the time the train for Omaha
is pulling out hud a rough time of it
as they fot into high to make the
train as the ice made it impossible
to get anywhere in safety. The res
idents in tlie outlying residence dis
tricts on the hills however had one
advantage, they only had to start
and it was easy getting to the bot
tom of the hill.
YOUNG MAN PASSES
AWAY AT MURRAY
Fred Condon. Who Has Home With
Oldham Family Past Several
Years, Passes Away.
F-.m Tuedar Dally.
This morning at an early hour
Fred Condon, who has for the past
several years been making his home
at Murray with Mrs. H. L.. Oldham
and family, passed away after an ill
ness covering the past week. The
young man was taken with an at
tack of the flu which later develop
ed into pneumonia and from which
the patient died. The deceased was
extremely popular in the commun
ity in which he has been making his
home and his death comes as a se
vere blow t9 the friends and associ
ates. Mr. Condon was in the full
flush of manhood and his untimely
death is to be regretted as he was
of a very pleasant nature and his
splendid traits of character had en
deared him to all who had the pleas
ure c knowing him.
MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE
Frotr Tuesday's Dally.
This morning for the first time
in many moons County Judge Bee
son appeared in the role of the dis
penser of matrimonial Happiness as
he was called upon to join in wed
lock Mr. Ervin L. Newland and Mrs.
Jane Kansig. both of Manila. Ia.,
who having heard of the reputation
of the genial judge as a matrimon
ial prompter decided to risit Flatts
mouth and have their happiness con
pumated. The wedding was per
formed in the accustomed pleasing
manner and the newlyweds 6ent on
their way rejoicing.
SECURES MARRIAGE LICENSE
Marriage license was issued Sat
urday afternoon in the office of
County Judge Allen J. Beeson to
Aaron F. Rauth and Miss AHna Te
resa Stander, both of near Mao'ey.
Mr. Rauth and father, John C.
Rauth were visitors in the city and
the groom secured the necessary
permit for the wedding.
This morning license was issued to
John F. Mockenhaupt of Wabash
and Miss Delia M. Maher of Green
wood. The young people will be
married on Wednesday at the home
ot the bride, at Greenwood.
It Costs No More
to pay your bills by check than to pay in cash.
And when you pay by check, you have a record
in writing of the transaction involved. This
method saves you worry and eliminates errors.
Start paying your bills by checks drawn on
this bank and you'll never again return to the old
fashioned cash-in-hand method. Drop in and talk
it over with us.
First National Bank
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home."
GASS COUNTY FARM
BUREAU HAS REPORT
. R. Snipes, County Agent, and
Hon. W. B. E arming. President,
Meet With Commissioners.
P'om Tuesday's Dully.
This morning Hon. W. B. Banning
of I'nion, president of the Cass coun
ty farm bureau, and L. It. Snipes of
Weeping Water, county agent, mot
ored up to attend the meeting of the
hoard of county commissioners and
to make the report of the bureau for
the year. The bureau has had a very
successful year and their work has
proven very beneficial to the farm
ing interests of county in the lines
of the development of agriculture an
well as in the handling of H labor
situation on the farms. Mr. Snipes
states that the bureau has hroupht
in a larpe number of laborers espe
cially in the harvest season to aid in
the work on the farms and that the
demand this year for farm labor va..
much heavier than during the like
period of ID IS and this in view of
the increased man power of the
country. During the war the coun
ty agent stated the residents of the
farms did as much work as possible
themselves, the women of the farms
helping out in a great many cises
but with the close of the v.-jr and
the resumption of normal condi ions
the demand for labor was greatly in
creased. The bureau has in its oth
er departments kept a close tab on
the crop conditions as well ok on he
stock of the farms and their ad. 'ice
and bulletins have enabled the farm
ers to keep in clse touch with con
ditions over the county.
PLAN PUBLIC CERE
MONIES FOR ALIENS
Naturalization Department of Gov
ernment Seeks to Demonstrate
Value of Cituenship.
From. Thursday's Dally.
of the government is
the close of the spring term of the
district courts at which the citizen
ship papers are awarded to the ap
plicants be made a special occa-.io.i
for the impressive ceremony cf the
conferring of citizenship upon the
applicants. The department has
in the letters sent to the clerks of
the district courts suggested a pro
gram that will give the new as well
a9 the old citizens on idea of the
real meaning of the citizenship in
the United States. Essays prepared
by students dealing with citizenship
as well as the rendition of the pa
triotic muelc is some of the sugges
tions made by the department to
add to the i m press! ven ess of the
act that marks the throwing aside
the allegiance to one country and
the assumption of citizenship in the
great republic of the new world.
For any itching Bkin trouble, piles,
eczema, salt rheum, hives, itch, scald
head, herpes, scabies, Doan's Oint
ment is highly recommended. C0c
a box at all stores.
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