The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 05, 1920, Image 1
Nebraska State Histori cal Society omnu vol. xxx vn. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, JULY 5, 1920. NO. 3 ALFA -MAIZE CO. CONIPLET ING ITS WORK SOLICITING FUNDS FOR USE IN DEVELOPING FACTORY TO INTENDED ACTIVITY ALL PROPERTY IN ONE CONCERN Former Auto Power Interests Now in Hands of New Company On a Business Basis. From Thursday's Daily. The Alfa-Maize Milling company, of this city is now engaged in & campaign that is to complete their, mill in this city and place it in op eration and get the plant here in running order so that it may work out itspurpo.se of being a great aid to the farming interests of the com munity in handling the hay and al falfa of the farmers in the best and most up-to-date, way and which will give them the best possible results. This company has taken over all the interests of the Auto Power Co. that was formed some two years ago and all the property holdings of that company have been placed in the hands of the Alfa-Maize company, which now has in resources a total of some $70,000 to $80,000. and which will be security for the inter ests of the stockholders. In order that the plant may be fully develop ed into a good paying proposition it is necessary to have the aid of capital and for this purpose the company has started a campaign to raise'some $15,000 or $20,000. One of the big movements that will be necessary as a part of the com pletion of the work here is the erec tion of the machine shop that will be used for the manufacture of the special milling machinery of which this company has the exclusive pat ents and this factory will give em ployment to several hundreds xer sons. It is the desire of the com pany to have this factory erected on the lots north of the L. C. Sharp factory which property was a part of that secured from the Auto Power company. . During the time that the factory of Mr. Sharp has been in operation in this. city it has paid on an aver age' of $1,000 a week in salaries and expenses of which practically all has been spent in this city, . indicating that Mr. Sharp is a firm believer in building up the community In which lie lives. He has employed a number of high class workmen who have re ceived the highest salaries and with the completion of the work of the mill and in .the erection of the fac tory here the result to the city will be of tremendous advantage. A greater part of the support giv en the project has been from outside sources and the machinery turned out from the plant lias all gone to points outside of this city, and the result has been the gaining of a neat sum each year in the business of this city. The project is worthy of support and has been placed on such a basis that it certainly should have the co operation of all citizens who believe in a better industrial condition in this community and a plant that can furnish employment to the highest class of labor and at the best possi bie salaries. TAKEN TO PRISON From Friday's Daily. This morning Sheriff C. D. Quin ton departed- for Lincoln, taking with him Harry Carnes, the young lad who was sentenced several days ago to an indeterminate sentence in the state penitentiary of from one to ten years for the stealing of a horse from the home of L. A. Mei singer, west of this city. The boy has received only a series of hard knocks during his lifetime and the prison that is awaiting him will be - the only permanent home he has ever known In the nineteen years of his life. This case has developed much sympathy for the unfortunate cir curastances inder which the boy has been reared and it is to be hoped that his conduct will be such as to give him a speedy release from his punishment and an opportunity to make something of himself. RECEIVES GOOD NEWS From Thursday's Daily. A message was received yesterday afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. "V. II. Freese of this city announcing the arrival of a fine little daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mullen at Freso, South Dakota. Mrs. Mullen was formerly Miss Violet Freese of this city and the news has brought much pleasure to the grandparents' and they are very anx ious to see the little Miss. HAS CHARGE OF A CONVICT GANG R. W. Hyers, Former Sheriff of Cass County and Father of Gus Hyers, Has a New Job. From Friday's Daily. R. W. Hyers, for a number of terms sheriff of Cass county, has a new line of work assigned to him and that is having charge of a large gang of convicts at Rulo Avho have been sent there to attend to road work for the state. Under the new law the sstate has the right to employe the convicts on road work over the state and which has proven very beneficial in secur ing much needed labor on the high ways of the state. Mr. Hyers was assigned to the foremanship of a large gang of negro convicts who were sent to Rulo and has been there for the past month. He has veen very successful in his handling of the men and secures the best possible results and his not lost one of the convicts since going there. Those who are familiar with the record of Ruben Hyers as sheriff ot Cass . county can realize fully the excellent work that he can perform in an office of this kind and his long association with positions of this kind makes him a vary valuable man for the state. KISS LIBERSHAL ENTERTAINS FriVm Thuridav'i Daily. Yesterday afternoon Miss Rita Ann Libershal, assisted by her mother, entertained from 2 to 5 o'clock for her cousiiV. Miss Frances and Mas ter Joe Vetersnik of Edgemont, South Dakota,- who with their par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vetersnik are nere on a visit and will denat for their bonis Saturday. Sunday, July 4th, marks the Zh lirihday anniversary of Master Joe. so the table decorations were car ried out in his favor, red, white and blue being used, the centerpiece which was composed of six red, white and blue candles, hid among a clus ter of roses and daisies which was very pretty to look upon. Favors were red, white amd blue nut bas-' kets with tiny silk flags. The afternoon was spent in a gen- alcr.e know how to have, after which eral good time such as children alone know how to have, aftsr which delicious refreshments were served. Resides the guests of honor, Miss Frances and Master Joe Vetersnik and the little hostess, Rita Ann Lib ershal, were Helen Libershal, Mar garet, Eleanor and Lucille Vetersnik, John Christenson, Teresa and; Fran cis Libershal and Arthur Kopp. TO RETURN HOME Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jennings and little son, of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Hazel Tuey Cameron of Great Falls, Montana, who have been vis iting here with relatives and friends lor a few days departed yesterday for Council Bluffs where they will visit with an aunt in that city and frenv there the Jennings family will go to Milwaukee where Mr. Jen nings is on the program at the con vention of the Northwest Insurance company agents. Mrs. Cameron ex pects to go from Council Bluffs to her home in the west. CARD OF THANKS Wa wish to thank the many friends who did so much in helping to make it pleasant for us during the last few weeks. May God deal as kindly with each of you as you have with us. Mrs. Guy McMaken, Family, brothers and sisters Fine stationery, Journal office. LOUISVILLE PIONEER ANSWERS THE CALL John M. Jackman Passes Away on Last Thursday, Jane 24 In terment in Indiana. Another highly respected and pi oneer citizen of this community pass ed from the activities of earth, when John M. Jackman answered the call on Thursday of last week, June 24, 1920. Mr. Jackman had been a great sufferer for several months from can cer and no hopes were entertained for his .recovery, but he was sur rounded with every care and com fort and nothing was left undone that could add to his pleasure but he had been failing steadily and death was a welcome release from his sufferings. " He was a native of the state of Iowa, where he was( born November 12, 1853 and at the .time of his death he was C3 years, 7 months and 12 days old. All were here for the funeral which occurred on Friday at the Christian church at Greenwood. Af ter the services the remains were taken to Crawfordsville, Indiana, for interment. In the funeral party were the widow, the son Howard, wife and son, who accompanied the body east. Mr. Jackman was a quiet, home loving man. unassuming in his ways and highly respected by all who knew him. He was upright and honorable in all his dealings and greatly loved by a large circle of friends. He was a member of the A. O. U. W. and M. V. A. organiza tions in which he carried insurance and he endeavored to always live up to the high requirements of these fraternal orders. Mrs. Jackman wished to have him buried in her family lot in the cem etery of Crawfordsville, Indiana, as she expects to make that her home in the future. The cemetery there is well kept and she felt that as only her son is left in Louisville and he perhaps will not make this a per manent home, she would not care to j bury him here where no members ot the family would be left to cara for the grave, as the cemetery here is not kept up only as individuals are able to do their own work on their lots. Louisville Courier. -UNION E. L, ENTER- . TAINS VISITORS Plattsmouth Members Go Down to Spend , Evening in Response to Recent Invitation. From Friday's Dally. The members of the Plattsmouth chapter of the Ep worth" League were quests last evening of the Union Ep- wortn league anu a very pirusaui iocial evening was enjoyed by the young people. The Union chapter sometime ago extended the invitation and last evening was the time decided upon md accordingly the members of the local chapter loaded into several cars ind departed for the scene of the gathering. The spin over the fine government aid road was a rare pleasure to the members of the party and as they rolled through the country that is as fine as any in the state, the view of the rich farming lands was unfolded to them. The social was held at the home of William II. Porter and the beau tiful lawn was filled with the mem bers of the two leagues, the thirty young people from this city ming ling with the Union leaguers in a most delightful manner. The evening was spent in games of all kinds that furnished pleasant amusement and at a suitable hour dainty refreshments of ice cream and cake was served that proved a pleas ing climax to a most pleasant even ing. FILES ANSWER AND CROSS PETITION IN COUNTY COURT From Friday's Dally. In the county court a cross peti tion and answer was filed by the defendant through their atttorney. Kelso A. Morgan, in the case of Hen ry M. Soennichsen vs. Riley and Maggie Ruddleston. This case is a cult brought by the plaintiff to re cover damages for a horse injured by being struck by the automobile of ;ht defendants in this city on April 29th. ,'n their petition the defendants claim that the horse was being l:i it i he rear of the wagon in a careless mann'.r and had a large amount of rope and that as tli. car of the de fendants drew opposite the team the hor.-o became frightened and ran in fi rl cf the car of Hie defendant and as Hie result of st rik i n tr the horse tic cor was damaged end tho de f ntlrr.ts ask damages in the sum of 20 fcr the repairs on fio automo- b'M?. THE PLATTSMOUTH FERRY" MUCH IN USE Crosses and Re-Crosses the Missouri River Many Times Daily A Pleasant Trio to Maks For the first time last week the Courier editor had the novel experi ence of crossing the Missouri river on the Plattsmouth ferry. Of course many of our reader are aware that there Is a ferry crossing and recross ing the murky old Missouri almost hourly every day ' for a ferry at Plattsmouth is no novelty to the peo ple who live in that neck o' the woods for we are told that it has been in operation' for more than sixty years and wai used by the ear ly settlers of Nebraska territory who came to the west banks of the river to make their hemes on the great American desert. In the year of T5 and '5G there was a grand-rush of immigrants into Nebraska and many wagon trains were conveyed across the rivet by means pf the Platts month ferry. j And then th.?re came times when 1 the ferry stood in good play to the settlers a3 .mean of escape from bands of Indians. . In those days In dfan uprisings were frequent, but reports of slaughters of settlers more frequent than actually occurred, and it was on occasions like this that tha less fearless settler would pull up stakes and make for the ferry at Plattsmouth in rsadiness to seek safety in the more thickly populat ed territory of Iowa. The ferry of those days was at improvised affair and oft3n when the river ran extra swift landings were made wherever luck and the skill of the pilot willed. One was apt to kave the Iowa sid at old St. Mary's and land any place from Hock Bluffs to Nebraska City. That was of little consequence, however: in those days. One place was as good as another for wasn't it a'fter all just God's big out doors, where every man was free to take his pick of the fertile land studded with mas sive oaks and all kinds of timber along the rivers and creeks or to go farther back and select his home stead where the native grass was more than knee hissh and the soil rich and black. Today, however, ths ferry across the Missouri at Plattsmouth at least has a permanent landing on either side of the river. It crosses and re crosses by means of a large cable and the approach to the ferry is not far from the same spot where the parents of the writer first set foot on Nebraska soil in 1S53. The old road up over Wintersteen hill and back along the bluffs is the same and is still traveled except when the river is low and then traffic may go east on Main street, under the Burling ton tracks and by way of the bottom or river road reach the ferry landing which is but a short distance south of the Burlington bridge. The ferry is owned by John Rich ardson and his son,, Claude, who live in a neat bungalow nestling In the hills on the Nebraska side. The boat is a large one and is capable of carrying five automobiles or a doz en Fords at one time. Mr. Kich- arddson telle us that the, largest single day's business was conveying 145 automobiles across the river Prices for a car and passengers are 75 cents for one way or $1.00 for round trip within three days. Mr, Richardson has had charge of the ferry for the past nine years. He is a very pleasant gentleman and if you have never crossed the river on this ferry it will be 'worth your while to make this trip in your car some time just for the novelty of crossing the river in this way, and then the roads in Iowa are excellent and there are many pretty drives that would be enjoyed by Nebras kans. Louisville Courier. INDEPENDENCE DAY OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE EVENT FALLING ON SUNDAY BRINGS CELEBRATION OF AN NIVERSARY ON MONDAY NO EXERCISES IN THIS CITY Picnic Dinner Under Auspices of the Presbyterian Sunday School, Only Features in Plattsmouth The anniversary of the Independ ence day of the United States will have bten observed over the nation before another issue of this paper appears and while there is no for mal celebration of the day scheduled for this city the individual citizens will enjoy the event in our neighbor ing towns that are staging celebra tions. The business houses of the city will generally observe the day by r? maining closed for the entire day and all the county and city offices will observe the occasion. The Ev ening Journal with other business interest will observe the day and not be issued on Monday. Our neighboring city of Glenwood has prepared a very extensive cele bration that willl cover the entire day and includes an address by Ed Mitchell, the eloquent Council Bluffs attorney. The , special fiims showing the history of the 108th in fantry in the world war will also be shown, having been loaned for the day by the Iowa state historical so ciety and w- imilekaas fity U7s ciety and will make a' stirring re minder to the boys of this organiza tion and the citizens of the exper iences through which they passed. The observance of Independence day is one that should be treated with deep patriotic feeling by the itizens of the nation and especially in these days when the tendency is to drift away from the teachings of the forefathers of the republic and the signers of the great state paper. The increasing tendency to take away the privileges of the individual one hand and the planting of false idelas as to other teachings that; liuve a tendency to undermine the iri!e American. sm are thoughts for day. COMMERCIAL CLUB INDORSES CIRCUS Directors at Their Luncheon Yester day Listen to' Address by Di rector Harry H. Harding. The directors of the Plattsmouth Commercial club met yesterday noon at the Hotel Wagner for their regu lar luncheon and which proved one of the most enthusiastic meetings that has been held by the directors in many months. The meeting was addressed by Harry II. Harding, di rector and manager of the Bargains Circus that is being planned for this city from July 15th to July 31st, inclusive, and which will be one of the best events of its kind held in the city in recent years. It is planned to make the occasion a great community gathering and all the organizations of the city and fraternal societies will be given parts in the program of events and the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls will be of great assistance to the management in arranging for the big event. The directors of the Commercial club at their meeting prepared the following resolution whilh was unanimously adopted, recommending the forthcoming Bargains Circus to the people of the community: Plattsmouth. Neb., July 2, 1920. To the People of Plattsmouth: At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the City of Plattsmouth Commercial Club, held at the Wagner hotel today, it was unanimously voted to extend the ap proval and hearty endorsement of this Board upon the two weeks Civic Celebration known as the "BAR GAINS CIRCUS," which will be held in Plattsmouth for fifteen days, from Thursday, July 15th, to Saturday night, July 31st. The Board feels that this splen did effort of the merchants of Platts mouth to advance the interests of this community should be met with enthusiasm, and considers the pro ject to be one combining both busi ness and pleasure to the mutual ad vantage of every business man and his entire family and for each and every member of this city and sec tion. This body wishes to go on record as endorsers of this movement as one worthy of your sincere support and the co-operation of the com munity at large. BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Plattsmouth Commercial Club. JOHN P. SATTLER, Vice-Pres. J. F. WARGA, Secretary; ASKS FOR DIVORCE TO GETHER WITH ALIMONY In the office of the clerk of the district court yesterday a petition was filed by Sarah E. Underwood asking for a decree of divorce from Thomas E. Underwood. The plain tiff in her petition states that they were married at Vancouver, Wash ington, June 27, 1913, and have for the greater part of the time been residents of Cass county and that the plaintiff Is still a resident of this county. The defendant is at present in the naval service of the United States and has been for the past two years. The plaintiff asks the custody of the minor child, Virginia S. Underwood and also for alimony in the sum of $15 per month as per the allotment from the pay of the husband. At torney Matthew Gering appears for the plaintiff in the action. DEATH OF MRS. LOUISA HOLLENBECK Aged Lady Expires After Short Ill ness Following: a Fall Aunt . of Mrs. Q. K. Parmele. A message was received here this morning announcing the death of Mrs. Louisa Hollenbeck at her home in Eimwood at the advanced age of 90 years and after a short illness following a very severe fall. Mrs. Hollenbeck was one of the best known Residents of Eimwood and has resided in that locality for the past sixty years. The deceased was a member of the Tyson family and an auit ofL. A. Tyson of Eimwood and Mrs. Q. K. Parmele of this city. She leaves three children to mourn her death: Charles M. of Minne apolis; John, residing in California, and Mrs. A. W. Niehart of Eimwood. Mrs. Hollenbeck has been very bright and active in her life time and had Uie pleasure at the recent primary election to cast her first vote. Mrs. Parmele will leave this af ternoon forf Eimwood to attend the funeral that will be held there to morrow afternoon. HOG REGULATOR I have a quantity of standard hog regulator that I am closing out at $10.00 per cwt. This is $4.00 under present market. W. T. RICHARDSON, tf-sw Mynard, Nebr. Do You Briefly, it is an opportunity to earn interest on sums of money which may be idle for six months or longer. If you have money which you may need within a year's time but which you do not wish to lie idle, it will earn 4ro as a Certificate of Deposit. Come in and let us tell you more about it. The First :n!tional bank THE BANK WHERE VOU FgEL AT HOME PLATTSMOUTH IT NEBRASKA, THE GREATEST EVENT IN HIS TORY OF CITY ADVANCE PLANE OF THE DIG CIRCUS WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW THE BARGAINS CIRCUS COMING Full of. Pep and Pleasure the Event is Being Awaited With Interest by Residents of This Locality From Thursday's Dally. What promises to be the big event in the history of the city of Plattsmouth is scheduled to be here from July 13th to July 21st and it is the great Bargains Circus, some thing new and original that will hold the residents of this city and vicinity in the grasp of fun and glad ness for fifteen days. An advance plane will arrive in the city tomorrow afternoon and will make its landing at the fi-ld to be selected today by the advance di rector and manager, Mr. Harry H. Harding of Minneapolis. The plane will bring good news of the big event that has been awaiting the people of Plattsmouth and Cass county and will be something that all should participate in. Mr. Harding states and promises that the Bargains Circus will be something that will be most elabor ate and spectacular in every way and which brings to the good people of the community a message of cheer andhappiness. Ten big shows will be consolidated Into one that will make a record in the history of the city and the surrounding territory. Mr. Harding, by the way, during the service in France, after the ar mistice was director of the dramatic and show activities of the A. K. F.. and from the G. II. Q. at ("haiunnur.t presented the great success of the soldiers plays, "O-We" and also di rected some four others of the big successes that marked the stay of the army abroad after the close of the war. During the war Mr. Hard ing was occupied with the work of handling the transportation of troops from the coast to the battle front and remained in that servire until the close of hostilities. Remember folks, that this will be one of the biggest events of the year in the city and be ready to fully enjoy the big event when it conies off. DR. LIVINGSTON AT HOSPITAL Dr. T. P. Livingston has been forced to spend a few days at the Immanuel hospital In Omaha, where he has been taking treatment for a small Infection of the skin and which made necessary his taking an en forced rest from his practice." but he hopes to be able to return home the first of the week. Additional Murray News will be found on the Union page Know What It Is There are a lot of people who do not understand exactly what a Certificate of Deposit is.