The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 17, 1920, Image 1

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    Nebraska State Histori
cal Society
vol. xxxvn.
NO. 93
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Machine at Which He Was Working
Broke and Number of Pieces of
Steel Ledge in His Body
From Friday's Dally.
La.- t evening the message was re
Ccived lure by 15. I", (iundiiiuii an
nouncing the probable falal injury
of S"2i. Robert, which occurred
L.te ye.-terday afternoon at t he llave
lock shops of tile iingto:i. wher
tin- young man i employed.
The message stated that Ri 1 ert
liatl been injured while working at
his machine in the machine shops at
1 la veh.M-k and as a result if the acci
dent live ball hear inns from the ma
chine had lodged in hi-- body. Im
mediately after the accident the
oung man was hurried to the St.
Elizabeth's hospital where an upr
ation was perf.irnied in hopes of giv
ing the yiiuns; man relief. It was
found in the operation that the hail
hearings had been forced into the
body of tfu young man and caused
The puncture of the intestines in
fi'.e places and ll'.e condition of the
injured joinii,' man was pronounced
as ery serious and with very few
c ha nets lor liis r owring from the
Tl:e attending; surgeons at once
summoned the father ami this morn
ing Mr. Goodman departed on the
first train for Lincoln to lie with the
.'on at the hospital and in hopes
that h? might reach his tide before
more prions ccmplicat ions follows.
Robert Goodman has for some
time' been employed at the Havelock where lie is completing hi.
trade as maciiini.t a::d liis friends
1; re will iearn with great regret of
the accident that has befallen him.
The injured yuung man is nineteen
years of age and is the oldest sen of
Mr. II. F. Goodman of this city.
Canadian Manufacturers Declmed to
C '-nt; ci the Print Paper
Washington. ?day 12. A combin
ation of Canadian .manufacturers
practically controls the print paper
maiket through the Canadian Ex
port I'aper. limited. Ilk' senate com
lnittee investigating the paper short
age was told today by J. K. Getatli.
sales manager of ihe Interstate I'ulp
and I'aper company, lie asserted
that th.- combination controlled
about T." per cent of the dominion
output and that the prices it set
weire followed by other manufactur
ers. Victor F. Lawson, publisher of the
Chicago Daily said his txperi
t had been that the Canadian
ompany prevented competition. The
News. Mr. La a son added, was vir
. ually compelled to accept the com
I any's terms in purchasing paper.
Chairman l' cd of the committee
said a solution of the paper problem
could be reached either through
;: i tenu :.t among publishers to cur paper consumption or through
a:i excise tax on print p.ip.-r, recom
mended t-y Assistant Attorney Gen
eral Ames. The committee would
I refer that the "great papers of the
otintry solve the problem" them-
kIvos. th ' chairman added.
M. A. Ilodenhanier, representing
the international typographical un
inn, denied charges recently made
before the commit toe that the un
ion, through its shop chapels, exer-
i' ed a censorship on labor news.
"Neither the international union
r.or any of its locals have ever pre
sumed to control or dictate the edi
torial policy of the newspapers or
periodicals with whom we have
business associations', he declared.
R. H. J lineson. assessor of Weep
ing Water precinct, was in the city
tf day for a few hours, making his
returns to County-Assessor (I. L.
B. L. Philpot has sold his garage
business to a Mr. E. II. Chidderden
of Cambridge, Neb., who will take
po-iessit.n as soon as an invoice of
the stock can be taken which will
start this week.
In the deal Mr. Philpot takes in
an improved half section of land near
Mr. Chidderden has a wife aiu
two children and will move here as
soon as he can secure a house. He
is a man of experience in the garage
business and conies highly recom
mended a-' to character and business
ability. His father and Mr. A. S.
Hoyle, south of town, were school
boys together in Illinois. The Chid
derden family have visited the Doyle
home here.
if As to what Mr. Philpot will do.
he has large land interests in the
western part of tlu state with many
acres in crop this year and with the
addition of another half section to
look after he will not be idle. He
will keep his home here for the pres
ent at least which we are glad to
note as the many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Philpot and family would hate
to see them move. Weeping Water
Misses Edith and Helen Farley and
Mrtvftaiite and Helen Wiles
Held Birthday Party.
K"rurn Fr'tlay s Pally.
La.-t evening Misses Kdith and
1'elt:, Farley and Margarlfe and Hel
Wiles enjoyed a very pleasant ob
servance of their fifteenth birthday
inniversi rj- w hich they will long re
member. The members of the birth
day party, some sixteen in number,
nut at the Farley home last evening
at 7 o'clock and spent a short time
in the enjoyment of "In Oid Ken
tucky" at th- Moreland theatre and
at the conclusion of the show were
taken by J. E. Wiles and Howard
Wilts i:i automobiles to the beauti
ful country home of Mr. and Mrs.
Luke L. Wiles, parents of Miss Mar
garite. where the remainder of the
evening was spent most delightfully.
The dining room had been arranged
in a color scheme of pink, with roses
ami the pleasant foliage adding a
pleasing touch to the scene. At the
table in the center of the room amid
the snowy linen was placed the tra
ditional birthdav cake with its fif
teen glowing pink candles. l our
tables were arranged around the
center piece and here the young folks!
enjoyed the dainty luncheon served
bv Mrs. Luke Wiles assisted by Mrs.
G. L. Farley. Mrs. S. A. Wiles and
Mrs. J.- E. Wiles.
The evening was spent in games
and the aeneral enjoyment of a good
time until the homegoing hour when
the members of the party were re
turned to their homes. Those enjoy
ing the occasion with the guests of
honor were Virginia Beeson. Murna
Wolff, Judith Johnson, Berniee Ault.
Fthel Warren, Ursula Herold. Marie
Hunter. Marvel Whittiker. Mary M.
Walling. Grace Livingston. Ethelyn
Wiles and Grace Duff.
From Friday's Pallv.
On Thursday of last week Mr. and
Mrs. G. L. Berger arrived here from
Orange, California, where they are
now making their home and where
they have a fine residence property.
They expect to remain here until
about the last of the month when
they will visit at Iouisville, Platts
mouth and other points before re
turning home. Both are looking
well and enjoy living in California.
However on their way here they
made a visit at Saliday, Colo., Den
ver and at McCook, Indianola and
Farnam. They visited with rela
tives at all of these places and at
the latter place with their son, W.
H. Berger and family. They also
visited at Lincoln with their daugh
ter. Miss Annie and then came on
to Klmwood. Mr. Berger says that
while in Colorado they experienced
the worst snow storm that they had
ever seen in their life and they had
seen a good many of them especially
during the pioneer days of Nebraska.
Klmwood Leador-Kcho.
Section Men and Material Rushed to
Srene in Order to Check the
Threatened Danger.
From Friday's Daily
Yesterday afternoon the Missouri
river took a very hostile turn and as
a result the Burlington railroad suf
fered the loss of a large portion of
the rip rap mat on the east side of
the river northwest of Pacific Junc
tion and which is still threatening
much trouble for the railroad.
I The sudden raise in the river
which brought up the height of the '
water some three feet resulted in
the river sweeping down on the Iowa ;
shore with increasing fury and near ;
the place of the former break, the
, river succeeded in wearing away the
rip rap and began the work of eating :
up the land on the Iowa side of the
The Burlington officials have pro- ,
fited by their experiences of the past
few weeks however and were on t lie
job at once with' forces of men and '
material and the work of fighting the .
! force of the curernt was continued ;
all through last night and the pros- '
j pects are that the railroad will soon ,
: haw the wild and turbulent Mis- '
souri river in check by tonight or :
for the pre?ent at least have the
danger well in hand. The indica
tions point to a still further raise in
the river and this brings with it a
'clanger of further trouble as The riv
er is making a determined effort to
break through the protecting rip rap
and destroying the land that lies
along the Iowa bottoms. The river
has within tho past two months
ruade three breaks in the protecting
rip rap that has been put in by the
railroad and it seems determined to
, make a new channel for itself
I through the Iowa bottom larrd.
The name "Weeping Water" is
such an odd one to those hearing it
. for the first time that many laugh
. able twists are given it by mistake as
people refer to it in conversation or
t in correspondence. "Weeping Wil
i low" and such names have been
j used, but the newest one we have
heard of is "Whispering Waters."
This was the name erroneously
used by a Minneapolis business firm
in writing to a local business man
recently. Weeping Water Republi
Passes Away at Home North of This
City After a Weeks' Hlness
Was 17 Years of Age.
Miss Gladys Josephine Lynch, who
for the past week has been in a very
serious condition at theihome north
of this city, passed away this after
noon at 12:30 as a result of the com
plications that followed an attack of
the measles.
During the year and a half that
the family have made their home in
this community. Miss Gladys has
made many friends among the young
people of the city to whom the. an
nouncement of, her death conies as
a great shock and the loss will be
one keenly felt by those who had
the pleasure of knowing her.
The deceased was born in Howell
county, Missouri, in 1902 and has
spent the greater part of her life
there, coming to this city a year and
a half ago with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. p. Lynch and the fam
ily have since resided here. She
leaves besides the heartbroken par
ents, four sisters and one brother,
Mrs:. Carrie Gentry, Misses Cora, El
sie and Florence Lynch and Ezra
Lynch, the brother.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home
on North Eighth, street.
From Friday's Daily.
Guy Godsey, switchman
yards, on Tuesday night was
by a, passing car ;,:;d m)
stunned that his condition
in the
serious for a time. A train went
to PlatC-mouth to pel Dr. Living
ston to give him nivdicul attention.
The train on its return was balked
at the Pony Creek nridge west of
town because of the iS-oded track.
Dr. Livingston wal.ced the rest of
the way to the Godd'y Lome. While
no serious injury was sniTered. Guy
will need to take an enforced vaca
t ion. G len wood Tribu :ie.
Meeting: Last
Well Attended
and Much Interest Hope to
Get 1921 Ae:ie Here.
tf'rom Friday's Dally. ,
Last evening Plat turnout h Aerie
No. :5G.". Fraternal Order -of Eagles,
held their annual election of officers
at the lodge rooms in the Coates
block and the me-;i:ig was very
largely attended by t!- membership
of this thriving organization to par
ticipate in its delibt rat ions. The
f., Mowing officers were chosen:
James M. Cunningmm. president;
William P. O'Donnell, vice-president ;
P.oy Mayfkld. chapk.n; l!. G. Wurl.
secretary; James ILebal. treasurer;
VVilliam Barclay, trustee; Dr. It. P.
; Westcvc-r, physician; Wm. Moore,
inside guard; Wm. Merritt, outride
; As delegates to the state aerie.
.vhich meets in Falls it y on Jur.e
.L'l-22. John P. Sattler and P.. (J.
, Wurl were chosen and will take part
in the big state meet of the order.
A committee was appointed from
jthe local lode to. tu- up th. tuat
jter of bringing the state aerie to this
'city in 1921, which will have charge
of presenting the proposition to the
jitate meeting should such action be
(determined upon by the local lodge,
j Should the state aerie be secured for
;;.his city it will mean a great recog
nition of the splendid aerie of this
city which has" become one of the
leading ones of the state and which
has just completed t"k" initiation of
large number cf new members
and has a groat many more awaiting
the s:ttion of the lodge.
Ford Belonging t o Mr. Parker is
Stripped of Three of Its Tires by
Thief cn Thursday Night,
From Saturday's Daily.
Charles M. Parker, who is the pos
sessor of ono of the cars 'made fa
mous by Henry Ford of Detroit, is
short three tires as the result of a
visit made in the still hours of
Thursday night by some thief who
proceeded to strip the car of three
good tires, but thoughtfully left the
one that was quite badly worn.
Owing to the heavy rain of Tues
day a small bridge near the resi
dence of Mr. Parker had been wash
ed out and this prevented the car
' being driven in th' garage and it
was left standing in the roadway
i near the residence and during the
! night the tires were removed. There
was no trace as to tho party taking
the tires and the chances of their
. recovery is decidedly slim.
A Ford car is reported to have
crossed ojer "the Pl.itte river bridge
the same night traveling at quite a
high rate of speed and it is thought
that the party taking the tires was
someone traveling through to, the
metropolis and who decided to ac-
i quire a bunch of tires at a great
Robert Shrader. of near Murray,
was in the city today attending to
some matters of "business, and depart
ed on the afternoon Burlington train
for Omaha.
Mrs. M. E. Brantner and little
grandson, came in this afternoon
from Pender, for a visit at the home
of Mrs. Brantner's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Cory.
If you want good printing let ns
. uo your work. Best equipped job
I shop in southeastern Nebraska.
William A. Rcber;son Presides Over
Feast and Several Other Responds-
s'rom Friday's atiy.
'One cf the most notable occasions
in the history of Mt. Zion Command
ery No. 5 Knights Templar, was held
last evening at the Masonic temple
in this city when the newly elected
otlictrs of the commandery were in
stalled and the order of the temple
conferred upon seven candidates of
the great Masonic fraternity.
The banquet was htld in the din
ing room of the temple where the
tables had beon artistically ar
ranged with the decorations of th?
flowers of the late spring had been
assured to beautify the scene. Here
members o
joyed a rest
following a portion
of their work and whi;h served as
a pleasant period between the work
of the order. The banquet was
served by Mrs. F. P. Busch, Mrs. II.
W. Knorr and Mi-s Killen McCarthy.
The menu was one to please ,the
most discriminating taste and enioy-
eit to the utmost dv tne ineniner-
hip. The menu wa.s as follows:
Koast pork Apple sauce
Brown gravy Mashed Potatoes
June peas in Cream
Creamed Lettuce
Ice cream and cake Coffee
William A. Robertson presided as
toastmayer in hi; L usual pjleasing
manner and the toasts responded to
were "The Recruit". Dr. II. C. Leo
pold; "The Active Command", Dr.
Frank L. Cummins; "The Oid Guard"
by James M. Robertson, one of the
officers of the grand commandery of
Nebraska. Th- toast list was thor-
ougniy enjoyeu anu many worus oi
wisdom on tlie worn oi .Masonry
and particularly of the temple were
given rv tne speakers.
The work of the commandery was
continued following the feast and the
officers installed in'their various sta
tions as follows: Frank L. Cum
uiins. eminent commander; Luke L.
Wiles, generalissimo; Emmons J.
Richer, captain general; Fred P.
Busch. excellent prelate;. Ralph J
Haynie. senior warden; John Bauer
junior warden; Philip Thierolf, trea
surer; William F. Evers. recorder;
John F. Wehrbein, standard bearer;
Charles T. Peacock, sword bearer;
Fmil J. Weyrich, warder; William
Hummel, sentinel.
The conferring of the order of the
temple was then made upon the sev
en candidates who have advancec'
along the journey of Masonry to
this degree of the order. The mem
bers present were unanimous in
agreeing that it had been one of the
most successful and pleasant gath
erings that this order has enjoyed
in many a day and will long be re
membered by those who were for
tunate enough to be present.
New York, May IT.. The imper
ial German throne is to be sold hera
at auction. Household effects of for
mer Kaiser Wilhelm, the former
kaiserin and other members of the
imperial German family seized
from the imperial palaces of
Berlin and Munich for unpaid bills
after the emperor abdicated and went
to Holland, also will be sold under
the hammer here. May 22, one of
the city's largest art collectors an
nounced. The collection was recent
ly brought here by the purchaser.
One of the most popular of all the
white corn varieties, is planted and
we'll known over the enttire corn
belt. The grains are quite deep and
has a very small cob, carries a very
plumo uniform shape, and extra
good yielder, does well in all kinds
of seasons and all varieties of soil.
Matures 95 to 110 days. Price
$4l50 to $4.75 per. bushel, for car&-
fully picked, tipped
and butted.
shelled and graded seed
ward Bart ling Seed Co.
City, Neb.
Pearl Rover and Miss Fern Weichel
were married at Lincoln Wednesday
of this week. These are two of Elm
wood's popular people and their mar
riage comes as a surprise to many.
These are two of EIniwood's young
people and are well known to all.
Mr. Rover is a son of Mrs. Amnion
Rover and Miss Weichel is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Weichel.
She is a graduate of the E. 11. S.
of the class of 1919.
The marriage was performed at
the Trinity church at Lincoln at
high noon by the Rev. K. N. Tomp
kins of that church. The bride and
groom were accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. P. R. Elliott.
They will make their home on the
Royer farm near town. Congratu
lations from their host of friends are
extended to them. Elmwood Leader
On May 17th Organization of World
War Veterans Will Start Cam
paign for Members.
The American Legion will hold a
campaign for new members all next
week May 17-22, inclusive that
will be "different."
The great American public which
has been the "drivee" in so many
Intensive efforts of the last several
years, has cultivated a fine taste in
campaigns. It has come to be able
o spot a good drive from one that
is poorly handled. It can distin
guish points of variety in a campaign,
.t has become a connoisseur in ap
peal. The public, then, will be quick to
.ecognize the essential difference of
Z'tils. American Legion ' effort.
In the first place, it is not a drive
nut a "push." Back in the dim days
of the early war, publicity experts
borrowed the word "drive" from the
slang of the day. Everyone who
.vent out after something fell into
the easy habit of calling his cam
paign a "drive." Then, when it
lame time for the men who really
knew what a war "drive" was to go
out after new members for their
Legion, they found that the word
"drive" was as punchless as a blank
cartridge. They had to dig them
selves up a new word. So they call
d their campaign a "push;" which
s a great deal Uke a "drive" except
.hat it goe3 farther in implying re
entless effort and resistless force.
A feature that the great general
lublic should be quick to realize is
hat they, members of the public.
iill not be called on to contribute
mything except good will. Positive
y no money contributions will be
expected or received , from them.
They will be expected to exhibit
heir friendship, but not their check
books. Only some three million men are
digible to take active benefit of the
Legion campaign. The organization
low has enrolled more than a mil
ion and a half former service men
nd women, leaving some three mil
'federal hesehveT
Why Go Without This
$1.00 a year secures the use of a safe deposit
box large enough to take care of all ordinary re
quirements. In this box you can keep securities, valuable
papers, treasured heirlooms and keepsakes and
KNOW that they are safe from the common forms
of loss.
Why go without this sure and certain protec
tion when it costs so little? Make reservations
now while boxes are available.
The First National Bank,
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
"The Bank Where You Feel at Home"
lion v.I.o can belong but who do
The "push" then, is aimed direct
ly at this minority. All of the com
bined efforts of the million and a
half of their fellows will be devoted
to bringing the absent into the fob!.
Which means that every legionnaire
will have to take on and convince
two comrades.
Only about one man in twenty is
eligible to join the Legion. It is per
fectly safe to sav that hundreds of
thousands of loyal Americans would
give a good deal if they were eli
gible, by reason of active army, navy
or marine corps service, to come in
to the Legion. But they cannot and
it is only the three million who are
privileged to take advantage of the
But the Legion has no intention
of passing up the general public,
simply because it is not asking any
thing from th3 public. The Legion
keenly desires to interest every good
American in its "push," because it
believes it is to every American's in
terest to be interested .which is not
as ambiguous as it sounds.
While only one American in twen
ty m.iy be privileged to come into
the Legion, every American must
support, in his heart, the Legmn s
platform. "For God and Country."
Leaders in every field of American
life have gladly ami spontaneously
indorsed the Legion's aspirations. It
is widely recognized, although less
than fifteen months old. as the great
est force for the established rd r in
these United Stuns.
That the general public feels that
this is true is shown by the way
prominent citizens have feme for
ward to lend their aid. General Per
shing has endorsed the campaign and
urged eligible army men to join the
Legion. Lieut. -Gen. Robert L. Dull
ard, commanding the Department of
the East, has included the same rec
ognition in general orders,.
Various welfare and civic organi
sations have endorsed the "p-Lsh."
and have volunteered to lend speak
ers and equipment to help make it
a success. i?o tne general pmuie
shows that it refuses to stay out. If
a citizen cannot come in himself he
intends to do his part to set- that the
eligible men do come in.
The iiiK.1 settlement in the Wil
liam Taylor estate was had yester
day in the county court as well a
the filing of the petition for the de
termination of heirship in the es
tate of Mrs. Mattie Gray, dec-used.
D. O. Dwyer appeared in the Taylor
estate as the attorney and J. M.
Leyda in the Gray estate matter.
Mrs. Gray died in 1905 and the peti
tion is to allow the final clearing
up of the estate.
Lee Siratton of near Weeping Wi-.-ter
is the latest to claim the ?:5 per
head bounty that the state is offer
ing for coyotes and he brought in
eight today to the office of Co,untv
Clerk George R. Sayles to have them
accepted. The scalp departmeu oT
the clerk's office has been workod
over time in caring for the various
claims filed and the supply of coy
otes in the county seem the largest
for a number of years.