The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 08, 1920, Image 1
Nebraska Stat Ehtori cal Society ' PIATTSMOrjTH, NEBRASKA,' MONDAY, MARGH 8, 1920. No. 73 VOL. XXXV1L NEED OF RE PAIR TO THE . COURT HOUSE RAIN CAUSES LARGE SECTION OF PLASTERING TO FALL IN DISTRICT COURT ROOM. DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION Leakinj Roof Causes Plastering to Become Loosen sd and Does Dam age to Braces and Trusses Fiom Thursday's Dally. The upper floor of the Cass coun ty court house which has been in very bad condition for the past few years and badly in need of repairs is in even worse condition today as the result of a large section of the plastering on the ceiling of the dis trict court room falling during the night and ' it is now possible to glimpse the Bright sunshine through the ceiling as the slate shingles which covered that portion "of the building have evidently long tince been broken and out of commission. The court house i3 one of the handsomest of its type in the state and cost at the time of Its erection $80,000 but TTie same building now would cost at least $350,000 and the manner in which ft has been cared for in the years gone by is not a very good reflection of the good judg ment of those who were in charge of the care and keeping in repair of the county building. It has been only been In the past six year that any effort has been made p do anything toward keeping the building up and a number or Improvements -have "been made in the basement and second floor of the building that have made a great change for the better but the years of neglect have caused damage that will require considerable work to replace and the outlay to the county will be much greater than if the work of repairing -and keeping in shape had been carried on a little each year. . The district court room is quite large and a beautiful interior was prepared when the building was erected but through the years since 1890 the effects of time have been to wear awav the roof the hiilldlnjr nnd the rosnit ha Wn tht thp wntr - - - - - i seeping in has caused a great deal of uu luc ",'c, 4UC " - ' " , 6 damage to the trusses and also to I erected at the workshop of Mr. Cole tte plastering and now a great jag- ! manand win be "bout doubt the ged hole in the plastering points finest Piece of vork tnat bas been clearly to the need of immediate ac- seen on tne river lOT many a long tion. The equity court room is also , da- The carpenter work has been in need of renalr with eitTier nlaster- looked after by Bert and. his skill ing or modern steel ceilings and walls as this plastering is about to follow that of the district court room.' The board of county commissioners are out of the city today by the. mat ter will be brought to their attention rt the meeting tomorrow and some pctiou will probably be taken. AMERICAN LEGION MEET ING HOT WELL ATTENDED From Thursday's Dally. The meeting of the American Le gion last evening was not as well attended as had been hoped for ow ing to the inclement weather condi tions, but a very interesting time was enjoyed. The local post endors ed the position taken by the nation al executive committee 6 6 passage of the Morgan land bill as wen as aaaea ami nuequ jkumuuu iur me luiiui .. u.itne i,eautifui graft. of the nation as represented by the $50 a month compensation for each month in service of the nation. The report of the formation of'rrom Thursdays Daiij the Woman's Auxiliary of the Legion was received and as the necessary number of signers have been receiv- ed for the charter,-the organization of a post of the auxiliary here will be carried out as soon as tne charter is received from the east and the wives, mothers, daughters and sis- ters of the membeis of the Legion, or of those men who died while in service will be eligible for member- ship. j FOR SALE Some alfalfa hay, also twoIncu- bators. Call phone 4S0-J. TO ATTEND SCHOOL From Thursday' Dally. This afternoon John Bednarik der parted for Omaha, from where he will 'go to New Jersey -where he is to enter the government auto train ing school. John was in the service I of the United States during the war, having enlisted in Co. C, 4th Ne braska National Guard, which was afterwards made the 127th Field Artillery and with this organization served in France. On his return he made application for 'admission to.ierday when It. E.. Hickman, station. the government school and this has received favorable consideration and he will at once enter on his new work. The course covers a period of eleven months, during whibh time he is to receive $72 and all board and other expenses." - DEATH OF FORMER PLATTSMOUTH LADY Mrs. Pannelia Newland Schooley Passes Away at Home in Co. Bluffs-Burial at Thurman From Friday's Dally. The death of Mrs. Parmelia New land Schooley, who was born and reared. to womanhood in this city, occurred on Monday night at the Mercy hospital . in Council Bluffs, where the unfortunate lady had been for several days ill with . the flu and other complications that made her recovery impossible. . The body was taken back to her old home 'at Thurman, Iowa, for burial, the funeral services being held yes terday. Mrs. Schooley was a sister of Mr. Will Newland of this city and also leaves to mourn her death the hus band and six children, the oldest of which is fifteen years and the young est six. . WILL CE SOME RIVER CRUISER New Craft Constructed by Bert Cole man and Fred H. Wynn to be Niftiest Craft on River. Frntn Thursday's Daily. One of the most trim and largest boats lhat has been prepared for i service on the waters of the old Mis ' souri is being constructed by Bert Coleman and Fred H. Wynn and will be Put into commission this summer 1 and science has made it an object of (beauty as well as service. The dimensions of the new craft are 26x6 and it is constructed of espe cially prepared lumber and from plans that were prepared for the use of a wealthy boating enthusiast in the east and having been secured by Messrs. ColemaD and "Wynn they have adapted them to the new -Missouri river cruiser. The boat when com pleted will be very commodious and comfortable and will be a source tot great pleasure to the owners in the hot summer days. It is to be equip ped with an eight-cylinder, 40 horse power engine and will be able to show a clean pair of heels to any of the craft on the river. The work j is progressin gnicely and by the time , the river. is ready for navigation it l crnArf Arl tr have thft new craft hit I the water and the owners are now delibrating on the particular brand ( of grape juice with which to Christen VERY PLEASANT AFTERNOON ' The Loyal Workers of the Chris- tian church were entertained, by Mrs. L. L. Wiles and Mrs. George Goodman at the home of Mrs. -Wiles yesterday afternoon. Although the weather, was very unfavorable, quite a large number of ladies were in attendance. After the business meeting Mrs. Wm. Baird and Mrs. A. J. Beeson gave some very delightful. readings. The ladies were-further entertain ed by being served by the hostess,, with delicious refreshments prior to departing for their homes. Read the Journal for all tne nawa. STATION AGENT IS ELECTROCUTED R. E. Hickman, of Payne, Iowa, Killed by Contact with Charg ed Telegjaph Circuit. From Friday's Dally. A distressing accident was mat which occurred at Payne, Iowa, yes-1 oo-Aifr- a t f Ka 4unttrtn tnujn r nnnc iff Nebraska City was electrocuted while attempting to adjust the switch block leading from his key to the telegraph lines. He was standing on the table reaching over his head to make the adjustment, which normal ly is not dangerous, but it is evident one of the high tension lines carrying heavy electrical voltage was either in direct contact with or so close to the telegraph lines that the current might have jumped from the one to the other in the humid atmosphere. Hickman called for aid but Road mas ter Perkins of the Iowa division of the Burlington, who was in the sta tion at the time was unable to ex tricate him from the loaded wire on account of being severely shocked himself and was in the act of get ting one of the .wooden train hoops to again attempt it when Hickman fell backwards to the floor dead. It was found that one of his fingers had been nearly burned away and others were badly scorched. Hickman had been agent at the Payne station for some ten years and leaves a wife and 4-year-old daugh ter. He was a member of the Ma sonic lodge at Hamburg, Iowa. Bur ial will take place at Nebraska City. STILL SHORTAGE OF HOMES From Thursday's Dally. - ' There Is still pronounced short- ire or desirable tenant properties n Fiausmouio anu were we oui able to furnish more families living accommodations in our midst, we would be able to attract people in large numbers to Plattsmouth. The housing problem is one that should be looked into and arrange ment made at once to provide more adequate facilities for people desir ing to locate in our fair city. ALIENS NOT TO CAST BALLOT THIS YEAR First Papers" Will Not Allow the Aliens to Vote Only Fall Fledged Citizens May. From Friday's Dally. Although in the years past the alien voters of the state have been ! allowed 10 cast a iree ana umern- fied ballot, they will find a snag this year as the law bas been changed so that only the simon pure "blown in the bottle" brarid of citizenship can vote at the election. No matter if the voter has previously voted on his "first papers" this will not go this year in Nebraska and if the would-be voter has not completed his naturalization he will be out of luck in voting for either any candi date for public office or on public questions that may be submitted to the voters. The law is stringent and plain. Men without final papers, no mat ter where they were born, cannot exercise the full rights of citizen ship. Judges and clerks of election are to be warned that men who have not completed their citizenship shall not be permitted to cast a ballot. GOLDEN RULE CLASS BANQUETS FRIENDS Methodist Church Parlors Scene of Very Pleasant Gathering Last Evening. From Thursday's Dally. The parlors of the Methodist church which have often witnessed many a very pleasant social gather ing Viaa Vtn h nrpn a rf xr mnvA delightful event than that held last - J evening when, the young ladies of the Golden Rule class entertained ; members of the young men's class at a most .delightful banquet. The parlors were very tastefully decorated and made a charming set ting for the enjoyable event, the banauet table being arranared in the I shape of a large letter "IT' and with . its snowy linen, sparkling silver and brightened by the glow of the at tractive red candles made a most be witching scene and especially when the store of the dainties of the ban quet were nerved by the young la dies. - . Miss Mable Lee Copenhaver ex tended to the gentlemen the address of welcome on behalf of the ladies' class and to her 3eer and appropri- ate remarks Jesse P. Perry respond ed for the members of the bible class. Mr. Perry presided over the feast as toastmaster and short addresses were given by. Mason Weseott, Harley Ce cil. Lionel Ashman, Byron Babbitt and Rev. A. V. Hunter, pastor of the church, and in which the gentlemen took occasion lo return their apprec iation of the dainty and delectable banquet that had 4;een prepared and served in their. honor by the ladies and their : teacher, Mrs. E. II. Wes eott. The event will long be one of the pleasant recollections of those who were fortunate enough to be present and the ladies proved themselves the most royal hostesses. ANDREW P. MORAN WOULD EE DELEGATE Well Known Republican Attorney of .Nebraska City to Tile for Dele 1 . gate to National Meeting From Friday's Dally. The friends in this city of An drew P. Moraif, the well known Ner braska City attorney, will be pleased to learn that Andy will seek to rep resent the republican voters of the first congressional district at the big political pow-ow at Chicago. Mr. Moran is hafing his petitions circulated and intihe courstf ol thrii they will be filed at Lincoln witt the secretary of state. The Nebraska City Press has the following statement from Mr. Moran relative to his position and which seems to be one thai should be ac ceptable to the voters:. j "In seeking to be a delegate to; the republican national convention I am mindful of the fact .that it carrie: with it the same duties and respon sibilities of any other office and when one seeks to serve' the public h should carry out the will of the ma jority, insofar as the same can b Jascertained, and if I am chosen a 'delegate to the national convention j vote and work for the noml. nation of the man who receives the endorsement of the voters of this state for presidential preference." FILES SUIT IN PARTI TION WEDNESDAY Heirs of Late Stephen Wiles andj Elizabeth C. Wiles Ask Court to Determine and Confirm Shares. From Thursday's Daily. An action was filed yesterday af- ernoon in the office of the clerk of the district court by Attorney A. G. Cole, . representing- Thomas Arthur Wiles and others against Rebecca Murray, et al. in which partition and determination of the amount of interest of the heirs in the estate of the late Stephen Wiles is asked In the petition of the plaintiff it is stated that Stephen Wiles departed this life November 29, 1895, leaving last will aild testament in which he' devised to Eli7beth C. Wiles, his wfe, a Jife interest in his real and personal property that was not oth erwise- disposed of in the will and that In February, 1920, Mrs. Elis.a beth C. Wiles departed this life and that the life interest held by her in the real and personal property was divided among the heirs of the estate, It is asked in the petition that the court find and determine and v con firm the various shares of tire heirs S- JVhite were held yesterday after and that if the property cannot benon at the old home where for i divided in a fair and equal manner among the various heirs that- the court order the same sold and the proceeds thereof be divided among the heirs in keeping with the amount of interest held by the court to fair and Just. j j , - For Sale Four or five tons of fine fresh prairie hay. Call Mrs. W. A. I Methodist oburcb. of this city, was Taylor, phone 3230. ; 2twlin charge of the service and in a DEATH OF BARTON COLVIN IN COLORADO ; Born n Plattsmouth in 18G3 and . When a Lad Was Taken to Ara pahoe, Neb., With Parents. 'rum Thursday's Dally. The death of Barton Colvin occur red at Akron, Colo., yesterday morn ing, a message to that effect having been received in this.city last even ing by relatives cf the deceased. The leath of Mr. Colvin came very sud denly and was quite a shock to his relatives in this city who had not ceen informed of his illness. Barton Colvin was born in Platts mouth in JS5S, the yon of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Colvin. and when about. 10 years of age. he, with his parents, moved to Arypahoe, Neb., where he grew to manhood. At the time of his death he was en gaged in the banking business in Akron, Colo., where he has been lo cated "for a number of vears. The deceased was a cousin of Dr. F L.. Cummins and Miss Kittle Cum mins and Miss Ella Kennedy of this ity and a nephew of Mrs. Rebecca Kennedy and Mrs. Rasmus Petersen. Another aunt, Mrs. Emily Drew, re sides in Omaha. The funeral services will be con ducted by the Rev.. A. V. Hunter of the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Friday at the home of Dr. Frank L. GIVES VERY INTEREST ING LENTEN ADDRESS The Rev. James A. Tancocfc; Dean of Trinity Catherudl, Omaha, Gives . Address at St. Luke's Church. During the forty days of observ- mce of the Lenten season, the St. Luke's church of this city each Tuesday evening at 7:45 have in ad- lition to their evening prayer an ad dress by one of the clergymen of the Nebraska diocese and in keeping with this series of. addresses they j-ere given a very pleasant and force- 'ul address on Tuesday evening by 'he Rev.'James A. Tancock, dean of the Trinity cathedral at. Omaha. The ubject chosen by Dean Tancock was bat of 'S in" and the matter covered thoroughly by -the able churchman vho pointed out the aid and strength hat, the Christian received in his belief and which stood him in good -tead in the struggle against , the -ins of the world. GOES TO KEARNEY SCHOOL "r-:n Thursday's Dally. This morning Sheriff C. D. Quin- on departed for Kearney, taking with iim Con Lakota. theyouftg lad who was sentenced to the state reforma tory in that city on an indeterminate entence for breaking into the store t H. Waintroub In this city a few weeks' ago. The prisoner is very young and boyish looking ad looks aven younger than the 17 years that he claims as his age. This is sec- and visitation to the state, institution for Lakota as he receivel a sentence there from Omaha a month before he was picked up here and was paroled to the Salvation Army but broke his parole and came down to Platts mouth with the result tht he Is re- teiving another trip to the big school n tne western portion oi tne state. FUNERAL OF MRS. IVON S. WHITE Services Held Yesterday Afternoon from the Late Home East of Murray, Well Attended From Friday's Dally. The funeral services of Mrs. Ivon period of over half a century she Bad lived and reared her family, I nestling among the bluffs that frown I down upon the Missouri and from this scene of peaceful home life she hewas taken to rest in the cemetery at I Rock Bluffs beside the body of her I husband, who preceded her in aeatn. j -Rev. A. v. Hunter, pastor oi ine short service paid a tribute to the memory of this splendid lady and gave to the members of the family words of consolation and hope. Dur- nz the services Mrs. E. H. Weseott j sang two of the beautiful hymns of faitn "How Firm a Foundation" and "Home or the Soul. The service was quite largely at tended by the old friends and neigh bors of this splendid pioneer lady and despite the chill and gl6omy winter day, the cortege was largely attended to the-cemetery, where the body was laid to the last long sleep. SCHOOL CLOSED BY FLU From Thursday's Dally. The Becker school situated eight miles west of this city on the Louis ville road has been closed on account of the. prevailing epidemic of colds and flu and the teacher, Miss Agnes Eajeck, Is enjoying an enforced va cation until the malady among the pupils subsides enough to permit the young folks to resume their studies. PLANNING REPAIRS TO COURT HOUSE County Commissioners Considering Plans to Put Building Back in Shape Again. From Saturday's Durir. The necessity of repairs to the county "courthouse, which has been so strikingly demonstrated by the falling of the plastering in the dis trict court room has been given con sideration by the board of commis sioners and it is expected tnat as soon as possible the work of making the necessary repairs will be com menced, as the failure to immediate ly repair the damage will only re sult in a greater cost to the tax payers of the county. It seems that the starting of the' leakage- that -eventually" caused 'th-t falling of the plaster occurred years ago when the copper flushing that was, used on, the waterways of the i-oof, beeame loosened and this grad ually allowed wa'terVto leak through onto the trusses and timbers- and to eventually cause the ends of these to rot and .the ceilings then drop ped several inches with the result that the slates of the roof, became loosened and the water found an easier means of entering the build iug and this finally led to the soak ing of the plastering and its final falling. It is thought that it will be neces sary to have the old plastering re placed with a steel ceiling as this is the most practical and the cheap est' in the long run forthe county. DOINGS IN COUNTY COURT From Saturday's Dally. Petition of determination of heir ship in the estate of Anna Penter raan, deceased, has been filed before Judge Beeson by E. H. Penterman as petitioner. Attorney J. A. Capwell appears for the petitioner. The last will and testament of Ellas Peck, deceased, was offered in the county court late yesterday "af ternoon by Attorney C. L. Graves, of Union. The petition for the appoint ment of administrator will be pre sented later. I J For Idle Money L If you have a sum of money which you do not expect to use for the next six months, put it into a Certificate of Deposit. It will be safe if you need it suddenly, you can get it. If left six months or longer, it will earn 4. Put your idle money to work. A Certificate of Deposit provides a safe, convenient, profitable place for it. First National Bank "The Dank Where AN ADEQUATE IIIGIilVAY SYS TEM IN VIEW BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS OUTLINING PLAN TO GIVE BETTER RESULTS COVERS COUNTY THOROUGHLY Effort3 Made to Give the Highways Leading To and From Towns the Best of Attention. From Friday's Tsl!y. One of the things that has long been lacking in Cass county aud which has been badly needed has been a systematized method of hand ling the count' highways so as to give every sectiou of the county the bert possible roads that the resources of the county would permit and to see that they are kept up in the best of shape for travel. This matter is now being taken up by the board of county commission ers and the outlines of the system prepared. Under the plans made by the commissioners it will be possible to get over the county with ease and the Intersecting roads will provide good traveling for the automobile owner or" the driver of horse vehicle alike. The board has prepared the roads so that every town can be reached from any direction with ease and traveling from one portion of the county to the other will be made much more pleasant and satisfactory than heretofore. With this organized system of Wghwrays it will be possible to keep them, in the best of condition for travel at all times and under almos any condition. The federal and state highways that traverse the county from the north to south, from Union to thla city, and from Murray west to the Lancaster line will be reinforced with a network of i-oads that will lead to all the townj and it will be possible to travel from the farther est portion of the county to any of the splendid little cities that make up' the trading centers of our coun ty over perfectly gpod roads, and to get onto the main highways, the government roads and the O street road leading into Omaha and Lin- coin. Ths is a move that has been need ed for a great many years and its adoption will do away with much of the trouble that has been experienc ed In getting from one point to an other over the county and it will be possible under this system for the county to keep the roads up In first class shape so that all of the people may benefit by them. ' When the plans are fully devel oped they will be submitted to the consideration of the people of the county and there is no doubt but that they will meet with the hear tiest approval of the residents of Cass county as a far reaching step toward a modern and badly needed system of roads. Witk Perfect Safety! You Feel at Home.