The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, May 20, 1920, Image 1
Nrbra State Histerf . cal Society iplattemoutb VOL. XXX VIL PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1920. NO. 94 CASS COUNTY imni b QUET HERE CHANCELLOR AND MRS. AVERY OF STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE GUESTS OF ASSOCIATION TO BE HELD AT M. E. CHURCH Miss Annis S. Cliaikin of Lincoln, Secretary of State Alumni Asso ciation Will Be a Speaker. From Weinc!a.ivs Pally. The banquet of the Cass county alumni a-sociat ion of the Cniversity or Nebraska which is to be held m this city on Friday evening promises to be mil' of tin- lir.tst affairs of t.iiui given in the city and will bring into ( lost' touch all the former stu dents of tht? great Nebraska univer ; ity. Chanct Ilor Avery of tlif Mate v-i-it y h.;s agreed t.J attend anl with Mr. Awry will be pre.-t.-nt iit the banquet wh ifli is to he held in the parlors of the Methodist church at )::: Friday evening. . C. Wes cott of this city will preside as toast mater of the occasion. As one of the speakers of the ban quet Miss Annis ri. Chaikin of Lin coln, state secretary of the alumni as n iat 14 m . will be present and speak to the lueuib. rs of the party in the interest of the movement that is now being carried on throughout the state. The association is for all gradu ates and fori.ier students ot the uni versity of Nebraska, who ar? resid ing within the confines of Cass coun ty and they should be present to take part in the meeting thai will launch J the new Cass county association on . its wav. The officers of - the Cass ; county association are Dr. R. 1'. West over, president; Mis Pearl Ktaats. recretarv and Waldeniar ' Soenniohsen. t reasurer. HOLDS PLEASANT MEETING The ladies of St. Mary's Guild were very pleasantly entertained ! yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. 1). O. Dwyer on North Fifth ' street and the ladies enjoyed to the utmost the gracious hospitality af forded them on this occasion. The afternoon was spent in sewing and in the discu.-s.ion of the plans of forthcoming church meeting which 1 is to be held in Omaha Friday, Sat - unlay and Sunday and which will be participated in by the churches of; the state. At a suitable hour very I dainty refreshments were served by ! the hostess which served to complete I a most pleasant afternoon. FINED FOR ABSENCE OF CHILD FROM SCHOOL Violation of State Law in Rcgar-.l to Attendance cf All Children of School Age Draws Penplty FroM Wednesday' ta!ly Yesterday afternoon for the first tfme in a long period Chif of Police Manspeaker was called upon to en 'force the law relating to the attt-nd- ante of children of school age at tl public schools. The complaint w as 1 made by Superintendent C. 11. Pratt ; if the city schools and the thief rounded up the parent of the. young i rl in the case and brought him in to the pre nee of Juds;e M. Ar.?hcr. where the court assessed a tine of S10 on the father for his failure to ste that the girl who is of scho .1 agl was not kept in school instead of be- ijii; iiuwwc't i ' i it-main inn .iiii j rage in working. The court or. the promise of tlu father to see that the girl attended school suspended the fine on condition that the provisions of the law was complied with. j There has been a number of cases of this kind reported and the author ities have no option but to see that , the provisions of the school laws are enforced and as the head of the city i school system it is up to the super- intendent to see that the young peo ple remain in school unless through sickness or other unavoidable cause they are unable to do so. Gift cards at Journal office. AL AN CARNIVAL IS IN LUCK On gazing over the expanse of water east of the Burlington station where it was proposed to have the J. I.. Landes s'aows located for this week, it stems that the disagreen ent between the carnival eompary and the American Lotion under whose auspices it was to have appeared. w,.s very beneficial lor the carnival ("mi: any at least. '1 he company i:as l.t en show ing: at .' nburn the past w . "k and on the disagreement ovtr the :--7.e and various attract ions i ins between the company and ihe hgi-.n post they transferred theii alt-actions, for the week to Hamburg. : a With the :..i.dit ions as r'tev are it would have been impossible for the carnival to have shown here t!:i week and it is fortunate that they were not stranded for the wt i':. WILL BE NEW ROAD OVERSEER IN COUNTY A. W. Smith of This City Will Look After Road Work in Platts rnoath Precinct Krim WVilnfsilav's Ially. To fill the vacancy in the posi tion of road overseer in Plattsmouth precinct created by the resignation of C. K. Vallery, when he accepted the county highway commissioner ship, the t-er vices of A. W. Smith of this city has . ben secured by the board of county commissioners. Mr. Smith is a gentleman well experienced with this line of work as he was for a number of years en gaged .s road overseer in Iowa be fore coming to Cass county to that this gives the county the advantage of an experienced man. The posi tion has been vacant for some time and has given the commissioners much worry as to tilling it and they feel fortunate In securing such a good man as the new overseer. Mr. Smith will at once start in on his work and take up the laYge sized job of keeping the. roads of the pre cinct in good traveable condition. STATEMENT IS IN ERROR In the account of the re-opening of the Dovey estate matter appear ing in the Journal of yesterday af ternoon as to a re-hearing in the ia.se was slightly in error as the ruling of the supreme court was merely that the parties interested might file a brief for the re-hearing and no ruling was made by the court on the matter on the re-hearing it- Jj j ::rs. wohlfarth improving Mrs. Paul Wohlfarth is now doing nicely following her illness and the birth of the little son on Sunday morning. Tl, .Qh fnlln-A-m.-r the birth and the condition of th 2 ! ,..ti,,. ,.-n. ,.i. cri... time, but she is now doing very nicely and her early recovery is looked for by the attending physi cians. WILL VISIT IN WEST. Mrs." Mary IJ. Allison of this city who is just recovering from a very severe siege of pneumonia and other complications is continuing to show much improvement and expects, as soon as her health permits, to ac company her daughter. Mrs. John It. Pierson. to her home at Gering, Neb., where she will visit for some time and recuperate in the western count rv. RETURNS FROM LINCOLN Yesterday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Mark White returned home from i Lincoln, where thev have been for t . ..." i several weens lamng treatment at the sanitarium in that city and where, Mr. White was operated on a short time ago. Mr. White Is now feeling some better but is still far from well and it will require some time before he regains his former good health but is mirch improved as is Mrs. White by their stay at the sanitarium If you want good printing let us do your work. Best equipped job shop in southeastern Nebraska. The most exquisite line of birth- day and gift cards to be found any- where! At Journal office. EASTERN STAR HONORS TWO EX-RESIDENTS MRS. ANNA J. DAVIS AND MRS. ALICE THOMAS SELECTED FOR GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS MRS. DAVIS IS GRAND W. M. New Head of Grand ChapUr Was " Formerly Miss Anna Adams of This City. The session of the grand chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of the state of Nebraska, which has just closed at Lincoln honored two well known members of the order in the state and both of whom were for mer residents of Plattsmouth. For the position of grand worthy matron Mrs. Anna J. Davis of Alli ance, was chosen. Mrs. Davis is well known in this city where for a number of years she made her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arch ie Adams, and has for years been closely identified with the work of the Eastern Star in the state as one of the foremost leaders in the ad vancement of the great woman's or ganization of the Masonic frater nity. Mrs. George Thomas of Nebraska City has been named by the new worthy matron as Grand Klectra. one of the important appointive offices of the grand chapter of the 'Jt. Mrs. Thomas has taken a keen inter est in the welfare of the Eastern Star and was formerly worthy matron of the Home chapter of this city and has since her removal to Nebraska City some three years ago. continued her active work In the order. The many friends in this city of these two ladies feel well pleased at their selection for the offices in the grand chapter and the ladies cf the Eastern Star will find that they have selected well qualified representatives to serve the best interests of the or der. . OAUGHTERSS OF RE BEKAH HOLD ELECTION Meeting Held on Monday Evening is Largely Attended and New Offi cers for the Y;ar Are Chosen " The Daughters of Rebekah met at their lodge rooms in the I. O. O. F. I building on Monday evening for the purpose of the election of officers for the ensuing year and a large number of members were present to take part 1,1,7 ""&- h rv - r i - or The following were eit7Vlt"u -.o. Marie Warga; Vice Grand. Mrs. Em- ma Hallstrom; Recording Secretary, Miss Marie Kaufmann; Financial Secretary, Mrs. Nella Hudgins; Treasurer, Mrs. Michael Hild. As the representative of the local lodge at the state grand lodge at Hastings in October, Mrs. Martha J. Petersen was named and will rep resent the interests of Bud of Promise lodge at this assembly of the state lodges. The Rebekahs are to initiate eight new members at their next meeting and a fine time is being anticipated by the ladies in the conferring of the work on the members seeking admission into this great fraternity. ROCK ISLAND USING OWN ERIDGE The Rock Island railroad has com pleted their, bridge over the Platte river at South Rend and are now run ning their trains over that structure instead of via Louisville as they have been doing since last December. Dispatches from South Bend state that the trains commenced oneratine ' over the new bridce on Fridav and now the traffic over this road is all being handled on the South Bend bridge. The structure is a modern one in every way and replaces the old structure which had been in bad shape for a number of years. Since the commencement of the work cn the bridge the traffic over the Rock , Island has been sent over the Bur- j lington lines to Louisville ,and from there over the Missouri Pacific to Meadow, where they were run over j the Rock Island tracks into Omaha. DAUGHTERS OF THE' AMERICAN REVQLUT'N Home of Mrs. E. H. Wescott Scene cf Pleasant Gathering in Honor of Mrs. Hazel E. Klossner lrr.m Tuesday's Pa II v. Last evening the J;.ine of Mrs. E. If. Wescott on high' ( hool hill, was the scene of a most -i. I i -,! t f n 1 iath eifng when the mrni' rs of Fnuten elle chapter, Daughters of American Revolution gathered, to entertain in honor of Mrs. IIazl II. Klossner of Omaha, former regtnt of the Fon tenelle chapter. At 7 o'clock a two course buffet supper was served to the members of the chapter and their husbands. Mrs. Wilbur S. Loete. re gent of Fontenelle d.apted presided over the feast as toa.-t mistress and introduced Mrs. William Laird who responded with words of apprecia tion for the work thai Mrs. Klos.-ner had done for the chapter while a resident of this city. Miss Peinefc. Newell on behalf of the menih-. rship of the chapter then presented Mrs. Klossner with two beautiful pieces of cut glacs as a token of the appre ciation t.f the chapter and as a mark of the esteem in which the former regent is held by her former asso ciates. The remainder of the evening was spent with musical numbers and in various stunts given by the members of the party. STEAMBOAT ATTRACTS VISITORS The river patrol boat belonging to the Woods Brothers of Lincoln, which . has for the past three days been tied up near the ferry landing, has attracted a great deal of atten tion from the residents of the city and a number have enjoyed the op portunity of visiting the steamer and partaking of the hospitality of Cap tain Miller, who has charge of the craft. The boat is used by the firm of Woods Brothers of Lincoln in patfoling the river and especially in the neighborhood of their extensive land interests near Hamburg. Iowa. While on the way up the river the boat was disabled here and compell ed to put in for repairs to the boiler and therefore affording the residents of this city an opportunity of visiting the river craft. The boat is a neat and attractive little craft and weil arranged f.r the comfort of the cap tain and the crew of seven men. . MASONS SELECT OFFICERS FOR YEAR Plattsmouth Lodge No. 6 Held Annu al Election cf Officers Last Even ing at Their Session. From Tuesday's Dally. Last evening Plattsmouth lodge No. j;, A. F. & A. M.. met at .the Ma sonic temple with a large number of the membership in attendance and proceeded with the business of the selecting of officers for the ensuing year and the following were chosen: W. M. William F. Evers; S. W., James T. Begley; J. W., Leon L. Mc Carthy; Secretary. Will T. Adams; Treasurer, Henry A Schneider. The year just cl.ed has been one of the best in the history of the Ma sonic order in the city and the mem bership has growt. until the lodge is one of the best and strongest in the state and with the future plans of the order for the erection of a temple devoted exclusively to the dif ferent branches of the Masonic order the coming year should even surpass the one just closed in the accomplish ment of the order. RECEIVES ANNOUNCEMENT .The friends in this city of Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Zir.k. formerly of the Christian church of this city, have received the announcement of the graduating exercises of the MeCook high school of which their son, Le land, is a member of the class now leaving school. Leland will be re membered by the young folks of the city with whom he attended school here and they will be pleased to learn of his successful completion of his school work. Rev. A. L. Zink is now the county judge of Red Willow coun ty, having held that position since last fall, and has given over the min ister' for the pursuit of the law. HONOR WELL PLACED The many friends in this city of former mayor, Jai.is C. Dahlruau of Omaha, will be pleased to learn that Mr. Dahiiiiu'.i has been sworn in by Judge T. C. Murder t.f the Knifed States district court at Lincoln as ttmporary I'nited States Marshal to fill the vacancy eieut-d by the death of Thomas J. Flynn. The session of the district court made necessary the appointment cf a marshal as that of ficial must hi.ndle the payment of all lees and salaiie.-, and as Mr. Dahl man has ben the most fjvorably mentioned candidate for the position Judge MiiTiger has placed him in of fice so that, the work can go on until the appointmt nt is made by the pres ident. Mr. Dahlman has the sup port of Senator Hitchcock and will without doubt receive the appoint ment to the position. RIVER BEGINS FALL ING AT THIS POINT Flood Stage Seems to Have Been Past at This Point as Stream Fell Five Inches Last Night.' The Missouri river after several days of very high water has begun to recede as the river at this point last night fell five inches and the worst of the high water seems to have passed. The flood water has now spread over a wide area and a tract over seven miles wide on the lowlands of Nebraska and Iowa are covered by the water, stretching from the Burlington tracks in this city clear to Pacific Junction. The situation at this point has not caused any real serious damage as the residents of the houses on the lowlands have with the exception of Ivowe family residing in the A. G. Bach property, moved up to the city prcper at the tne of the approach of the high water. The water reach ed the level of the floor of the house of Mr. Bach, but with it now reced ing it seems as though the place will be safe to reside in without dan ger of being flooded out. MEETING OF CHURCH SCHOOL LEAGUE Gathering cf Young Folks of Episco pal Church at Omaha Saturday Largely Attended. The meeting Saturday at the All Saint's church in Omaha of the church school service league was one of the most successful church meetings held by the Episcopal church in the state and largely at tended. The young people from this city accompanied by their instruc tors departed on the early Burling ton train for Omaha and on reaching the metropolis were met at the station by autos and taken direct to the All Saint's church at 25th and Dewey avenue, where a breakfast was-served in honor of the Platts mouth delegation. At 10:30 "the Holy Eucharist was celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Ernest V. Shayler. bish op of Nebraska, and followed by the sermon by the bishop.' The reg ular business ssesion of the service league was followed by two short plays for the benefit of the visitors. R?v. W. S. Leete of this city, at the opening session tpld of the work of the young people in their mission boxes which were sent to the St. Andrew's school for boys and the St. Mary's school for girls at Sawanee, Tennessee, which school are main tained by the Brotherhood of St. An drew and the St. Mary sisterhood. Plattsmouth won distinction at the meeting by having the largest num ber from any one parish in attend ance and also in the amount of mis sion work displayed at the exhibit at the All Saint's parish house. Thera were thirty-five young people from this city in attendance, more than from any parish in Omaha or the out state towns. IS APPOINTED ADMINISTRATOR County Judge Allen J. Beeson this morning appointed Earl R. Travis administrator with will annexed of the estate of Mrs. Hanna Gough, de ceased, of Schuykill, Pennsylvania. The estate consists of certain real estate interests in Louisville and vi- j cinity in which, the deceased has j possessed an interest. PURCHASES BANK OF COMMERCE, LO'ISVILLE Frank E. Schlater of This City to Ee Head of Louisville Eanking Institution in the Future From Monday's Dally. The deal was closed this morning whereby Frank E. Schlater of this city, secured the control of the stock cf the Bank of Commerce of Louis ville and will at once assume the management of the bank and its af fairs. The matter has been pend ing for several days and Mr. Schlater and those associated with him have been busy dosing the details which were finally settled this morning and will result in the change in the man agement of the bank as Mr. T. E. Parmele. the former owner, retires to take up other business interests. The purchase of the Louisville bank will create a vacancy at the First National bank in this city as Mr. Schlater will make the new bank his permanent place of busi ness and retire from the position of cashier of the First National. The Bank of Commerce is the oldest fin ancial institution in Louisville and has been one of the most successful hanks in the county and under the management of Mr. Schlater, who is cue of the most efficient and pleas ing gentlemen in the county, will continue to prosper and progress. PROUD OF IT from Monday's Pally. Eagle's new consolidated public school building is prectically com pleted and the citizens are mighty proud of it. Last week the Beacon devoted nearly its entire front page to a picture of the building and his tory of the events that led up to its erection. The people of that sec tion of the county have gone in for consolidation .whole-heartedly and their plan includes the transporta tion of rural pupils to and from their school work. The new building presents a most impressive appearance and the citi zens of our neighboring village to the west have just cause to feel mighty proud of their achievement, especially in this time of high costs of building. It has taken a neat sum of money to erect it, but we opine those on whom the burden falls the heaviest will find it money well Spent. WILL ATTEND G. A. R. MEETING This morning Hon. R. B. Wind ham, delegate from McConihie post G. A. R. of this city, Asbury Jacks, post commander, William Gilmour and Thomas W. Glenn departed for Fremont where they will attend the encampment of the department of Nebraska of the Grand Army of the Republic, which is meeting in that city this week. The boys who served in the great civil conflict are anticipating a great meeting at the state encampment this year. Mrs. George Thomas came up last evening form her home at Nebraska City to enjoy a short visit in this city with her relatives and friends. ggp The First National Bank Plattsmouth, Nebraska "The Bank Where You Feel at Home1 SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT .Last Friday evening at Kenosha school district No. S occurred a cr.'' btf.'.ion of the closing of a sueee-v fi.l ycar'n work by the teacher, Miss E-.-tber Godwin. A picnic suppc w is gUe.i at the school of which ali bad a shi.re in prep.'u'ng. Just V-'ore the supper races were run and prizes awarded to the best runners. They also on joyed a peanut hunt. Alter he supper a program by tho si .'tool of which various p!.iys acd readin; were given. It was a lat? Lour wuen all left for horn, wishing t.'ieir t?icher. Miss Goo .!:. nl luck for he- future work. LONG CONTESTED CASE NOW ENDED Mandate From Supreme Court in Case of Emma Kaufmann Palmer vs. T. E. Parmele Closes Case from Mnn1a.'n Dally. One of the longest contested cases that has been before the district court of Cass county, has been brought to a close when the state su preme court at Lincoln denied a new trial in the ca-e of Emma Kaufmann Palmer vs. Thomas E. Parmele and issued a mandate for the settlement of the case and the payment of the judgment and costs of the case which will run from $7,000 to fS.000. This case followed the ttap.ic death of William Volk in May 1 HI L when he was drowned while swim ming with a party of frinds. In the early part of 1 1 1 ;i the plaint iff. then Emma Kaufmann. filed an ac tion in the district court in which she claimed that Mr. Volk had iven her as a gift bonds in the sum of $la.000 which had ben deposited for safe keeping in the Bank of Com merce at Louisville. The defendant) contended that the amount of the bojids. had. been more than exceedet' in borrowed money which was se cured by Mr. Volk from the bank. The case has been in court continu ously since that time and lxith par ties have secured verdicts until on the final trial in the district court here a judgment was given for the plaintiff for $7,000 which has b en sustained by the supreme court. The litigation covers a period of eight years. ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE OF DAUGHTER From Monday's Dally. Mrs. J. Edgar Johnson, of Lincoln, has announced the forthcoming mar riage of her daughter. Miss Lorine, to Mr. Michael W. Cody, the wed ding to take place the early part of June. The bride to be is a grand daughter of Mrs. J. W. Johnson "of this city and is well known in Un social circles of the city. RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL Carl Graves, who was operat? ! on in Omaha last week has returned to his home in the south portion or the city and is reported as r?ellng much better although stil lquite weak and sore from the effects of the operation. His many friend are hopeful that he may soon be able; to be up and around as usual. Time Tested 49 years of steady, healthy growth have proved the soundness of the poli cies governing the management of this bank. Through prosperous years and lean, we have demonstrated our ability to meet conditions and to help our patrons meet them. Our future can be safely judged by our past.