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PLATTSMODTH, IfEBEASSA, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1920.
iv v j m m 1 1 r u n
ING IN INTEREST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WELL
FILLED LAST EVENING DE
SPITE BAD WEATHER
PUN WiS FULLY EXPLAINED
Rev. A. V. Hunter and Rev. H. 6.
McClusky Give Illustrated Talk
on Great Church Movement
From Monday's Dally.
Last evening the auditorium of
the First Presbyterian . church was
will filled by a very interested au
dience to hear the special union
cervices of the Methodist and Pres
byterian churches on the workings
of the great inter-church movement
that is to place the church on a suc
cessful basis as regards the handling
of its affairs.
During the week just closed Rev.
Hunter and Rev. McClusky have
been out on a tour rf the northern
portion of Nebraska and the benefits
of the observations of the trip have
given them a greater vision of the
At the opening of the service
Rev. Hunter gave a general review
of the aims and purposes of the
movement that is intended to give
the church a working force that they
have heretofore been without and to
more effectivly cover the nation and
ment tha,t -will be supported by an
effective.' organization modeled" 'along
iii inrv- tti at---wi v-e r ;i He -gr
business institutions of the country
The slides showing the compari
sons of conditions in the United
States and in other countries were
given and fully explained by Rev.
Mc Clusky and gave the audience
a clearer idea of the needs of the
world which the inter-church move
ment is expected to care for in the
The meeting was most successful
and as a result the dampaign In the
Interest of the inter-church move
ment will receive a greater support
from the people of all religious de
nominations as. the most effective
means of reaching the desired goal.
NEARLY 50 MILLIONS
Estimates Issued for Nebraska by the
State and National Department
of Agriculture Show a Decrease
Nebraska's 1920 wheat crop, based
on a condition of 84 per cent of nor
mal, promises to yield 49,364.000
bushels at harvest, according to the"
April crop report made public today
by the bureau of crop estimate and
Nebraska department of agriculture.
This compares with last year's final
estimate of 54.997,000 bushel3whea
the April condition yas I7 per cent
and the acreage 20 per cent great
er. The present condition is 3 per
cent above the average April 1" con
dition which is 81 per cent.
Despite the damage to - growing
wheat reported ,in many districts
fioni the high winds.1 the benefits of
recent heavj- snow falls will tend to
partially, if not entirely, overcome,
says- the statement. The complete
"A winter wheat crop of 49.364.
000 bushels for Nebraska is the fore
cast based on the 'April 1 condition
of 84 per cent. The final estimate
last year was 54.97.000 bushels. A
year, ago the condition was 97 -per
cent of the acreage. 20 per cent'larg
er. The average April 1 condition
is 81 per cent. The winter season
was very favorable with plenty of
moisture and with sufficient snow
protection during the period-of low-
temperatures. The seeding . season
was extremely unfavorable, being
first too dry and later too wet.' This
delayed much of the planting and
the late wheat is not nearly as pro
mising as the early seeded wheat.
Some reports etate'the late planted
wheat winter -killed somewhat- and
also succumbed to greater damage
from the high grinds. Nearly ajl
counties, and particularly western
counties, report damage from high
winds. However, it is believed that
benefits from the heavy snow 'will
tend to overcome caused by wind
"The condition of rye is 90 per
cent compared to 98 per cent. a year
ago and 'the ten year average of 89
per cent. This forecasts a crop of
5.585,000 bushels as compared to the
fual estimate of 6,650,000 bushels
last year. Rye was damaged by wind
also. , ,
"A reduction of 13 per cent in the
number of brood sows will mean a
shortage in the swine crop, as it fol
lows a reduetion of 10 per cent made
a year ago. The present number ot
grood sows is 635,000 head as com
pared to 730,000 head in 1919, 811,-
000 head in 1918 and.C87,000 head
in 1917. Farmers have been dissat
isfied with the prices of hogs and
complain that swine have been fed
at a loss.'
"The farm labor supply is 91 per
cent as compared with a year ago
and 78 per cent compered to the
normal. The present labor require
ments are 98 per cent as compared
to a year ago and 98 per cent com
pared to the normal. Farmers com
ment that-the range of wages asked
from $60 to "5125 per month with
board, room and washing. Some plan
to limit their acreage due to lack of
competent labor and high wages
"Estimates for the tTnited States
are as follows: Winter wheat con
ditions 75.6 per cent as compared
to 59. S per cent a year ago and fore
casting a production of 4S3. 617.000
bushels as compared to, 731,636.000
bushels in 1919, 565,099,000 bush
els in 1918, 412,901,000 bushels In
1917 and the 1913-19 average of
581.812,000 bushels. Rye condition
SC. 8 per cent promising 75,841.000
bushels as compared to 8S. 478. 000
bushels last year."
FAREWELL TO TRIO
Silver Leaf Local No. 1128 Entertain
in Honor of Anton Toman, Monte
Franks and Edgar Boggs.
From Monday's Dallv.
On Saturday evening the members
of Silver Leaf local No. 1128 Inter
national Association of Machinists,
gave a most delightful farewell in
honor of three of their members who
are to depart for the city to make
their home elsewhere and the occa
sion throughout was one that was
very much enjoyed and expressed in
its fullest sense the feeling of car
dial good fellowship in which the
boy3 have been held by their asso
The members of the party to the
number of thirty-five gathered at the
labor temple at 8 o'clock and the oc
casion proved a surprise on the three
young men, Anton Toman, jr., Monte
Franks and Edgar Boggs, who had
been kept in the dark as regarded
the occasion of the meeting and when
surrounded by the old friends and
associates they were completely sur-
prisd. after a few minutes of visit
ing the party adjourned to the Par-
mele theater where they enjoyed the
movies for a few hours and on their
return were- taken to the Russell
cafe,, where in the dining room a
very enjoyable three course, dinner
was Served. Mr. Russell had pre
pared the tables very handsomely
with bouquets of flowers and which
added to the general beauty of the
scene. "At the cafe Charles Dovey
presided as toastmaster and Edward
Martin assisted in the occasion. Af
tef the prjoyment of the fine dinner
the members of the party adjourned
to the labor temple, where a smoker
was enjoyed for several hours and
the members of the party tendered
to their friends their best wishes for
a successful future where they may
decide to locate. Mr. Toman and
Mr. Franks leave this evening for
Kansas City to take up work in one
of the auto' factories of the city while
Mr. Boggs and family will remove to
Tipatriee. their former home. Wher
ever thev go the boys will carry the
best wishes of their friends in the
Silver Leaf local and the delightful
time that the union gave the depart
ing members will long be pleasantly
The merchant wbo doesnt adver
tise only when businens Is good will
eventually quit It entirely.
COURT DECIDES IN
FAVOR OF FATHER
Hearing on Writ of Hcbeas Ccrpu3
in Case of Paul Lenipks, Decided
in Favor of Boy's Father
From Monday's Dally.
The hearing on the writ of ha
beas corpus secured by the father of
little -Paul Lemke nnd under which
the child was tak;n from the home
of his aunt, Mrs. Anna Guthmann
in this city, to Lincoln, was decided
Friday in favor of the father of the
child. District Judge Stewart ren
dered, the decision that took away
from the home that has sheltered
him since childhood, the little nine
year-old boy, and placed him in the
hands of the father, who, while the
natural guardian of the child, was
practically a stranger. The decision
of the court brought a sense of sor
row to the members of the family
who have had the rearing of the
boy and to the little fellow the an
nouncement tha. he must leave the
protecting care of his aunt was
heart breaking and his cries echoed
through the court room as the court
pronounced the edict of separation
from those that had cared for him.
The father, "William Lemke, is a
wealthy farmer of Lancaster county,
where the writ was secured, and the
child will be removed at once to his
home to reside in the future.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE
JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Hiss Violet F. Lair and Mr. Marion
D. Schwatka of Omaha Are Mar
ried Here on Saturday Evening
p'rum Monda'i Dally.
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at
the residence of Father W. S. Leete,
rector of the St. Luke's. Episcopal
church occurred the marriage of two
well known and popular young peo
pie. Miss Violet F. Lair and Mr
Marion D. Schwatka. The ceremony
was that of the impressive ritualis
tic service of the Episcopal church,
and the bridal couple were attended
by James Farrar of Omaha and Mrs.
Florence Newton of this city. Fol
lowing the wedding the young peo
ple were entertained at luncheon at
the Barclay safe.
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. D. J. Lair of this city and
has spent her lifetime in this com
munity, where she is held in the
highest esteem by a large circle of
n-ai-m frUnHs -whn will be til eased
to learn of her marriage. The groom
is a former service man having en
listed at the outbreak of . the world
war in Company K 16fcth Infantry
and served with this organization
throughout the great struggle. He
was' for several months a resident of
this city and an employe of the Bur
lington at the shops here, but of
late has been employed at the Ar
mour packing house at Omaha.
The young people expect to make
their home in Omaha in the future
and in their new home will carry
the best wishes of a large circle of
CTJPID HAS AN INNING
From Monday's Daily.
The county judge's office did u
flurishing business in-the marriage
license line Saturday afternoon when
Judge Beeson was called upon to
unite in the bonds of wedlock. Mr,
Frank J. Lukasek and Miss Mary
Janca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Janca of this city. Mr. Luk
asek resides in Oklahoma, but has
been here for some time on a visit
and will on his return take with him
one of our fair daughters. Judge
Beeson also united in marriage
George A. Hamilton "and Miss Roue
Sessions, both of Omaha. This cere
mony was witnessed by Howard 1.
Freeman and Mary E. Cossacks, who
accompanied the bridal party from
FUNERAL OF MRS. WOLFF
FYom Monday's Dally.
This morning the funeral services
of Mrs. Adam Wolff were held at the
St. John's Cathoilc church and were
attended by a large number of old
friends and neighbors of this estim
able lady who gathered to pay their
last tribute of respect to her mem-
ory. The requiem mass was cele
brated by Father M. A. Shine, rector
of the church. The body was laid
to rest in the Catholic cemetery
west of the city in the family bur
ial lot. To attend the services a
large number of old neighbors from
the vicinity, cf Murray, were present
to share with the family the grief
that her death has occasioned.
FILES OBJECTION TO
PROBATE OF WILL
Objections Filed by Mrs. David Hiatt
of Sidney, Iowa, to Probate of
Will of Mother Krs. White
c'rum Monday's Daily. '
This morning the hearing of the
petition for the probate of the will
of Mrs. Ann White, deceased, came
up for hearing ia the county court
before Judge Beeson. The petition
filed by Mark "White, the son of the
deceased lady asked for the appoint
ment of D. J. Pittman of Murray as
administrator and the allowing oi
the will. To this petition objectior
was filed by Mrs. David Iliatt cl
Sidney, Iowa, a daughter, through
her attorneys. A. G. Cole of thi. city
and Edward W. Mitchell of Council
Bluffs. The petitioner is represent
ed by Attorney A. L. Tidd. The ob
jection sets forth that the deceased
was suffering from a weakness dm
to old age and.not competent to sign
document, that it was not in accord
ance with law and ako alleging un
due influence. The case was laid
over until April 21.
'rom Tuesday's Dally. -
The neighbors and friends of Mrs.
Ben Hyde gathered at the "pleasant
Hyde homejn South Park, Saturday,
to assist the hostess in celebrating
J;e.r birthd anniversary and- the
occasion was one -filled with the
greatest of pleasure to the members
cf the jolly party. A pleasant visit
was enjoyed with the hostess and
the hours passed most . delightfully
t.nd the afternoon was brought to a,
t:lose by a very dainty and deliciou
luncheon and on departing for their
homes the ladies extended to Mrs.
Hyde their best w ishes for many
more such pleasant events. Those
who were in attendance were Mes
dames John HaVel, William Tuey,
William S-arlTough, Bruce Smith,
Oliver York, Mary Thompsen, Jesse
Cahoon, Tom E. Jennings, Albert
Murray, M. B. Allen, Henry Duley.
Ed Cotner, M. Foot, Mrs. Ben Hyde.
Mrs. Esther Earl and Misses Mildred
Murray, Mildred Allen and Ella
FUNERAL OF MRS. D.
B. SMITH TODAY
Services Are Held at. the Methodist
Chnrch of Which Deceased Had
Been a Lifelong Member
From Monday's Dallv.
The funeral services of the late
Mrs, Daniel B. Smith were held this
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First
Methodist church of which the de
ceased had been a devout member
during her lifetime. The body ar
rived this morning from Thayer,
Mo., where she passed away on Fri
day last and was taken to the church
to lay in state until the funeral.
Rev. A. V. Hunter, pastor of-the
church, spoke words' of comfort to
the sorrowing family and old friends
during the service and Mrs. E. H.
"Wcscott gave one of the old favorite
songs that had been so beloved by
the departed lady during her life
time. Mrs. Smith, who came to this
city with her husband in 1S74 has
been among the most devout mem
bers of the church in this city and
her steadfastness in this faith con
tinued unto death.
- A large number of the old friends
and neighbors gathered at the church
to attend the services that marked
the passing of a most estimable lady
and one loved and esteemed by all
those who had the pleasure of
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! DEATH OF MRS. BES
SIE SPENGE SUNDAY
Aged Resident of That City Passes
Away Sunday Evening After Ill
ness of Some Weeks Duration
From Tuesdays Dallv.
Sunday evening at her home near
Louisville occurred the death of Mrs.
Bessie Spence, widow of "William
Spence. and one of the old residents
of that community. Mrs. Spence
was born in Newcastle, England, on
July 15. 1 832, and would have been
eighty-eight years, had she lived a
few months longer. The family
nave long made their home in this
county and at Louisville where they
were numbered the oldest residents.
Several j ears ago the husband pass
ed away and since that time the
mother has been cared for by the
children and at the time of her death
her son John, was residing at home
to care for. the farm and the aged
months. Several weeks ago Mrs.
Spence fell and sustained a severe
fracture of the hip and since that
ime has been gradually failing. Ti
mother. Several weeks ago Mrs.
hildreti. Charles of Havelock; John
'nd Will Spence of Louisville; James
jf Portland. Oregan; Mrs. Hannah
tngrim of Louisville and Mrs. Fannie
'ngrim of Broken Bow. One; sister.
Mrs. Jennie Clement of Plattsmouth
nd one brother, John "W. Urwin of
Louisville, ab?o remain to mourn her
The funeral services will be held
Wednesday afternoon -at the late
home near Louisville and the inter-
nent will be in the cemetery there.
AUTO THIEF IN NO
PERIL, HYERS SAYS
Dld-Time Horse Thief's Dangei
Mnch Greater Few Land
rora Tuesday' Daily. v
Gas Hyers, chief of the Nebraska
tate law enforcement division, de
lares that the auto thief bus by fai
he best of .his ex-brother, the old
ime horse thief.
Twentyfive years ago, when a
man was caught stealing a $nt
horse, cries of "lynch him" wert
heard. He was sure to be convict
ed by a jury and sentenced to the
penitentiary. A horse thief cannot
be paroled. .
In nine cases" out of ten. Hyer?
aj-s. the auto thief of today is eith
er freed by a jury or paroled from
the bench. The chances ar he v.'ip.
.ever serve a day of his aeat-nce.
Practically all automobile ownrp
have insured their cars agrwrsl thfft
should an insured car be stolen, the
owner will be paid sixty daj-s aftei
he theft has been reported to the
:nsurance company. In case the
tolen car should be recovered, the
original owner, in nine out of ten
ases, will refuse to prosecute the
Mr. Hyers draws a big line be
tween joy-riders and first offenders
md hardened criminals. For the
former, he recommends- the estab
lishment of a detention farm, while
he urges rigid punishment and long
penitentiary terms for the latter.
The organization of vigilance com
mittees in communities, whose mem
bers pledge themselves to chase the
thief when a car is stolen, 'is also
recommended by Hyers. .
NEW MATRON AT HOME
From .Tuesday's Dallv.
' The Masonic Home has a new
matron in the person of Mrs. Lillian
Carraher, who has for several years
been at the home assisting In the
care of the aged , members of the
family there. Mrs. Carraher Is a
lady well qualified for the position
and her wonderful success in look
ing after the interests of the old
people has made her especially valu
able to the Home association. The
many friends of this estimable lady
will be pleased to learn of her pro
motion and with the splendid admin
istration of Superintendent W. F.
Evers the home is now under the
best of management. .
EGGS FOR HATCHING '
Buff Orphington's eggs,. $1.00 per
setting $?.00 per 100.
A 12-4 w. Mynard, Neb.
REJOICING AT DOVEY HOME,
From Tuesday's Dally.
The message has been received
here announcing the fact that a
fine eight pound son has arrived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Haz
zard in .New York, and that the
mother and little one are both do
ing nicely. Mrs. Hazzard was for
merly Miss Alice Dovey, the famous
musical comedy star, and daughter
of Mr. George E. Dovey of this
city. Mrs. R. F. Patterson of this
cits' has been at the Hazzard home
for the past month and will return
home soon to this city since the safe
arrival of the young Mr. Hazzard
It is needless to say that the mes
sage brought much pleasure to the
happy grandfather as well as the
other relatives in the city.
DIES IN KANSAS
Charles H. Searl, Formerly of This
City, But Who Has Been Making
His Home at Leavenworth, Dies
'rora Wednesdays Dally.
The death and burial of Charl3
H. Searl, formeryl of Plattsmouth.
"3Ui who has for thfe past few years
betn a resident of the Soldlc-r-j' H- me
t Leavenworth. Kansas, occurrel ui
'.hat place some two weeks a;i f r: m
Information received here.
Mr. Searl was fifty years ot age
and has spent the greater part of
his life time in Plattsmouth. He
was a member of the First Nebrnka
Infantry during the Spanish-American
war and served throughout the
Philippine campaigns. A fev voars
ago he was stricken with locomotor
itaxy and has since been in failing
health and .has been making his
home at the national home for the
old soldiers and where he died and
was buried at the cemetery iheic.
He was a brother of A4 A- 3ea.vl.of
'.his city and of Miss Addie Seutl.
ho resided at -Leavenworth tct be
lear her brother.
rorr Tuesday's Dally.
William S. Wetenkamp Saturday
eceived a car of the celebrated
lart-Parr tractors and before they
vere unloaded had disposed of one to
bounty Attorney Cole, who will have
it used -on his farm near Holyoke,
lolorado. and to which point it will
e shipped at once. Mr. Wetenkamp
vill dispose of the remaining trac
tors to the farmers of this vicinity.
COL. MOORE VERY ILL
Voir Tuesday's Dally.
' Col. W. H. Moore of this city 5s
-ery ill a( his home in this city suf
fering from illness caused by his
very advanced age and his condi
ion has becoro such as to occasion
i great deal of worry to the mem
ers of his family. Mr. Moore is
me of the pioneers of Nebraska and
as made his home in Nebraska City
md near Plattsmouth since the ear
y fifties, and his old friends will
egret to learn of his illness.
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In its relationships with farmers, this bank
has always tried to be broad, liberal and above all,
' We have no theories to advance on running
a farm. We have, however, sound advice to offer
on the financing of farm operations this advice
based on practical experience gained by forty
nine years contact with farmers.
Farmers who want banking service fitted to
their needs will find it here.
First National Bank
"The Bank where you feel at home. "
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PASSES RESOLUTION AT MEETING
TUESDAY NIGHT BY UNA
PLEDGE SUPPORT TO HOVE
To Give People of Cass County and
Southeastern Nebraska Un
The city council at its bl-monthlv
meeting Tuesday night unanimously
passed a resolution endorsing th
project of a free wagon bridge over
the Platte river and pledged Iheir
hearty support to the enterprire.
The matter of a free bridge-is
that has been considerably discussed
of late, and the resolution of ihr
city council will prove of interest to
our readers. It follows:
Plattsmouth. April 12.
Whereas, Petitions signed by nu
merous citizens of the County of
Cass, Nebraska, have been filed with
the County Commissioners, praying
for a free wagon bridge over the
Platte river at Oreapolis to accom
modate the citizens of the county
and many users of such bridge, and
Whereas, A free bridge over the
Platte river is an enterprise that
every citizen should feel deeply in
terested in, and will increase the
value of property on both sides of
the Platte river, therefore
Be it Resolved, by the Mayor and
Council of the City of Plattsmouth.
That the City of Plattsmouth, and
its citizens and the citizens of the
county warmly endorse The project
of a free wagon bridge across the
Platte river on the highway north of
the city, known as the Washington
Highway, and we hereby pledge our
hearty support to this proposition.
Resolved, That a copy of this Res
olution be spread on the records of
this county, a copy forwarded to the
County Commissioners and a copy
ordered printed in the Daily Journal
of this city.
Passed and approved this 12th
day of April, 1920.
-I H. A. SCHNEIDER,
B. A. McELWAIN,
(Seal) City Clerk.
ENJOYS BIRTHDAY PARTY
From Wednesday's Dally.
Mrs. Herman Fields, who return-il
yesterday afternoon to her home iu
Council Bluffs, Iowa, was, during
her stay in this city, visitng at the
home of her mother, Mrs. L. Kin
namon, and while here was given a
very pleasant birthday party. The
occasion was one filled with much
pleasure and in addition to the plea
sant visit enjoyed with the friends
and relatives. Mrs. Fields was pre
sented with a number of useful and
handsome gifts, and the occasion
was one that will long be very pleas
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