The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 02, 1920, Image 1
KetaMta State Historl cal Society Platte omnia NO. 21 vol. xxx vn. PLATTSM 0 UTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1920. MURRAY BUSI NESS HOUSE IS BURGLARIZED STORE OF PULS & GANSMER IS VISITED LAST NIGHT NO CLUES UNRAVELED. DRY GOODS WERE RANSACKED Overalls and Shirts to the Value of $300 Being Picked Oat and Taken by Burglars. Prom Monday's Dally. Our neighboring town of Murray was visited some time last night by burglars anil as a result of the raid, the robbers secured a stock of over alls and shirts that totaled close to $300 in value The robbery occurred at the store j of Puis & Gansemer and was dis covered this morning when A. L. Baker, employed in the store, arriv ed to open the place up for business. The robbers had evidently made well arranged plans for the robbery as the rear door of the store was unlocked and the stock of goods thoroughly overhauled and the shirts and over als taken. Mr. Gansemer one of the mem bers of the firm, stated today that as far as could be judged by a hasty examination of the stock that had been gutted by the burglars, the loss would reach in the neighborhood of 1 300. As soon as the robbery was dis covered Sheriff Quinton was notified and hurried to the scene of the rob bery, but the night visitors had left no clue of their identity. The com pleteness of the job indicates that it was evidently the work of a well organized gang operating with autos to remove the stock of goods. This is the second tinje this store has been burglarized, having suffer ed a similar visit a year ago, al though at that time the robbers did not secure as good a haul as they did on this visit. GRACE YORK PASSES AWAY IN LINCOLN Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John York Dies at Hospital, where She Has Eeen for Year. From Tuesdays Dallv. Yesterday at the hospital in Lin coln, where for the past year she has been taking treatment. Miss Grace York passed away. The deceased lady was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. York of this city and since the removal of the familv from the old home in Missouri some twelve vears.the leagne, Rourke continues to give ago. h;ul made Plattsmouth her home; the far. a poor exhibition of the until her health became such as to ; national game. But. like anything make it necessary for her to take else, good ball players cost money, treatment at the hospital. andRourke believes in hanging onto For the past several weeks the con- his. i! it ion of the patient has become Of late years there has been con much worse and the parents and siderable talk of obtaining a berth members of the familv have been ! for Omaha in the American associa- with her the greater part of the time assisting in the care of the unfortu nate lady. To the departed the death messenger came as a relief from the long months of suffering and while the end was foreseen many mouths ago, the death came as a shock to the parents as well as the brothers and sisters who have been called to part with their loved one. To mourn her death there remain the parents,. Mr." and Mrs. John C. York of this city, two sisters. Mrs. William Gravitt and Mrs. Charles Jelinek. of Omaha and three broth ers. Don C. York and Jesse York of this city and Russell York, residing in Alaska. The body was brought to Omaha this morning and will be taken to the old home at Watson. Missouri, where it will be laid to rest in the! family lot in the cemetery there. MASON WESC0TT QUITE SICK From Tuesday's Dally. For the past few days Mason Wes cott has been confined to his home quite seriously ill and since Saturday his temperature has ranged at 103 and his condition has given the fam ily a great deal of apprehension. The illness seems in the nature of a cold but has steadily refused to yield to treatment. The many friends of the young man are hopeful that his condition may soon take a turn for the better and he will he able to take up hi fchool work at the opening of the fall term next week. GIVEN DIVORCE DECREE From Tuesday's Daln. In the district court of Cass coun ty a decree of divorce has been en tered in the case of Robert Shrader.The visitors will remain here for vs. Margarette J. Shrader and in which the plaintiff is given an abso- lute divorce by the court. A FINE LITTLE SON From Tuesday's Daily. Yesterday the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wooster, in the west portion of the city was made very happy by the arrival of a fine little son and heir and who is surely a prize baby in every way. This is the first boy in the family and the little one has brought much joy not only to the parents but to the little sisters as well. Both the mother and little one are doing nicely and Joe is about the happiest man in this portion of the country, and in their happiness the parents will receive the hearty well wishes of the host of friends for the future welfare of the young Mr. "Wooster. SUSPICIOUS GAR IS FOUND AT MURRAY tm: t.- j : t.. Vnol xiiver .uistuvcicu m ikcai ui May Have Some Connection I With Store Robbery. I From Tuesday's Dally. , While at Murray vesterdav inves- tisratine the looting of the store of Puis & Gansmer. Sheriff Quinton dis-J covered that someone had abandoned ; a Ford car in the rear of the Murray! According to the state compulsory hotel and the ownership of the car , law. children under sixteen years of could not be ascertained. The car age must attend school for the full had evidently been left there some- period of the school term. Pupils time Sundav evening as there were Sunder sixteen years of age, who have no reports of the car having been seen there during the day. The car had an Iowa license number that is being looked upon in the hopes that it may shed some light on the rob bery. The manner in which the robbers entered the store is very puzzling as the store has a good, modern lock and one that is extremely hard to pick or force open and from indica tion it would seem that in some man ner a key had been secured that worked on the lock, as it bears no trace of any forcing or picking. The owners and employes of the stores are practically sure that the rear doer was locked all day Sunday. From the fact of the finding of the abandoned car at Murray it would seem that there were a num ber of persons Interested in the Uurg lary, as theparties undoubtedly made their getaway by automobile, for the loot secured was too extensive to be carried away by individuals with out some car or truck to haul the goods. GOOD CROWDS POOR GAMES From Tuesday's Daily. With the baseball season drawing to a close it is remarkable what close contests have developed in the two major leagues and our own West ern league. New leaders appear at the head of the National and Ameri can per centage columns nearly ev ery day. Of the probable winners Cleveland has been hardest hit, due principally to the accidental death of Roy Chapman, shortstop. In the Western league the contest is largely between Wichita and Tulsa with Omaha third in line, although considerably behind the leaders. De spite the fact that Omaha is one of the best paying baseball towns in tion, but as yet no one has been found willing to take quite tne chance this would entail. But, thanks be, Rourke has done better this year. Last year his "Sterlings" finished in the cellar and with good luck these remaining three weeks they 'will be able to hold a place somewhere in the first division. OPERATED ON IN OMAHA Front Tuesday's Dally. This morning Sheriff C. D. Quinton departed for Omaha, where he will visit his sister, Mrs. J. M. Dunbar, of Avoca. at the St. Joseph hospital. where she is to be operated on this morning by Dr. Dermody. Mrs. Dun bar has been very poorly for some time and last week it was decided that an operation would be necessary to give her relief and the patient was accordingly taken to the Omaha hospital. Mr. Dunbar is at the hospital at the bedside of his wife and will re main there until the patient recovers from the effects of the operation. Mrs. J. M. Palmer or .Nenawka, a sister of Mrs. Dunbar, is at Avoca caring for the aged mother, Mrs. E B. Quinton. during the stay of Mrs Dunbar at the hospital. : HERE FROM SOUTH DAKOTA Fmra Tuesday's Dally The homes of W. J. Hartwick and M. S. Briggs was made glad yester day by a visit from their children who motored down from their home at Winner. S. D., and made the par ents a surprise visit. The party con sisted of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Briggs and babe and Mrs. Glen Edwards and little son, Billy and Chester B. Briggs. time visiting with home folks before returning to their home In South Da- ' kota. SCHOOL TERM TO OPEN IN AN OTHER WEEK TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 BRINGS RETURN OF DUTIES TO THE YOUTHS OF CITY EVERYTHING IS IN READINESS With the Exception of One or Two Teaching Vacancies Which are to be Filled This Week. From Monday's Daily. The Plattsmouth city schools will open Tuesday, September 7th. Child- ren becoming five years of age on or before October first may enter the beginners' class. After October first no beginners' class will be organized during the remainder of the school term completed the Eighth grade are not excused by this law. Tuition for non-resident pupils is as follows: High school. $1.50 per week; Seventh and Eighth grades. 51.00 per week; Grades C, to Sixth, inclusive. 50 cents per week. All tuition is payable one semester in advance. Following is a list of the city teachers and their assignments: HIGH SCHOOL H. A. Stromberg, principal; Hallie Lewis, history; Laura Mackprang, English: Gladys Cad well, commercial, Estelle Baird. language; Pearl Staats, normal training; Myra L. Heine, do mestic science; Jessie Moore, science; Minnie Stevens, mathematics; A. D. Bell, manual training. -DEPARTMENTAL - Seventh and Eighth: Anna Heisel, principal; Cora Owens; Golda Noble; Clara Weyrich. Central: Amelia Martens, princi pal; Frances Faulkner, 1st and 2nd; Marie Swoboda, 3rd; Florence Rum mel. 4th; Elizabeth Roessler, 5th; Theresa Hempel, Cth; Alice Gilbert, 3rd; Anna Rys, 6th; Mattie Gapen. 4th and 5th. Columbian: Nettie Hawksworth, principal and 5th; To be supplied, 4th; Fay Popplewell, 2nd and 3rd; Ruth Wolford. C and 1st. Wintersteen: Norene Schulhof, principal. C. 1 and 2nd; Catherine Bintner, 3rd and 4th. First Ward: Adelia Sayles. South Park: To be supplied. East Second: Edith Bonge. West Second: Rose Prohaska. Mercerville: Vera Moore. Special: Marie Kaufmann, penman ship. A F AMERICAN LEGION NEWS By the POST ADJUTANT 4.4- TV Read the bulletin board in Conis shining parlor frequently. Don't forget the executive com mittee meeting Wednesday evening. Dr. Caldwell's office at 8. If the roads continue good pros pects are favorable to a large dele gation from here attending the re union of service men at Krug park Fridav night, being given by the Douglas County Post. Post Commander Shopp is in Sioux City on railroad business and it is quite probable will not return in time for Wednesday night's meeting. This will give one of the vice comman ders a workout at presiding. Plattsmouth delegates stood with the winning side on all the important contests at the convention. They sup Dorted Simmons of Scottsbluff for state commander right from the be ginning and also voted solidly to hold the next convention at Fre mont. Good work. The overseas edition of the Stars and Stripes recently ordered has been received and is now in the cus tody of the adjutant. It is expected some action will be taken by the ex ecutive committee relative to its safekeeping until such time as the post may acquire club rooms. Delegates to the state convention came home greatly enthused and it is contemplated holding a smoker and luncheon some night next week when they may transfer some of their en thusiasm to their less-active com rades. Definite announcement in re gard to this will be made following the executive committee meeting of Wednesday night. That special committee chairmen should attend executive committee meetings this year is the desire of j Post Commander Shopp la so do aline they will be present to give re 'ports or Information at any time and, it la believed will receive In epiration at the hands of the execu- tive committee which will aid them in properly conducting the affairs of their own particular department. The nice growth of the Legion as evidenced by the delegations at the state convention, ' is most encourag ing. In a little over a year's time the Legion has reached out to in clude among its membership more than half of those who served this nation honorably and the Legion wants none other during the world war. But. like the sheep of olden times, they should all be secure with in the fold. Will you. Comrade, do your part to see that every eligible person you know is enrolled? RAILROADS TO RESIST TWO CENTFARE LAW Seven Carriers of State Secure a Re straining Order Against Nebr. Railway Commission. From Tuesday's Dally. The seven railroads operating in Nebraska, consisting of the Union Pacific. Burlington. Chicago & North Western. Chicago, St. Paul, Minnea polis and Omaha. St. Joseph & Grand Island. Missouri Pacific and Rock Is land, have filed bonds in the office of the clerk of the United States dis trict court fcr Nebraska, to cover the costs of the temporary restrain ing order asked by these railroad lines against the state railroad com mission of Nebraska. The state commission has held that on the return of the railroads to pri vate ownership on the 1st of Sep- emher the increased rates made dur- ng the time of federal control cease and that the status of the fares is covered bv the state law passed in 907 and which made two cents the legal fare to be charged in the state of Nebraska. The railroads in their restraining order ask that the state be prevented from enforcing the law and that the fares remain as they are at present. The case is to be heard at Omaha on Mondav in the district court be fore three federal judges and upon their decision rests whether or not he state law will govern. This matter is one of great inter est to everyone In the 6tate as it would "result in" a considerable less ening of the fare on the various lines over the state if the old law is al- owed to govern. A great deal of city and Omaha and in this case the ravel is made each day between this ity and Omaha and in this case the saving will be considerable to tne passengers as the rate at present is 6S cents, whereas under the state law would be but 3 8 cents. RETURNS FROM OUTING Joseph Fc-tzer has just r?turned home from an extensive auto trio through western Kansas and eastern Colorado and through the stale of Nebraska. The trip was maie .y Mr. Fetzer in company with M. and Mrs. Jack Patterson of Union in the car of Mr. Patterson and was one cf the greatest of pleasure. Mr. fci- zer reports that they found c :i.-"h!-erable rain enroute and south of Ara pahoe in the state of Kansas some ev- dences cf the hail that has visited that section. The party also enjoyed a portion of their time in Denver and viewing the tights of the mountain country. NEW MINISTER IS HERE From Tuesday's Dally. The St. Paul's Evangelical church of this city which has been without the services of a regular pastor since the illness of Rev. J. H. Steger for the past vear. is to once more have a resident minister. Rev. H. Kottich who comes from the state of Kansas, to assume charge of the church here is now arranging to locate here and will in a short time be permanently settled in his new charge. Rev. Kot tich comes very highly recommended to the church here and will at once resume the church activities that have been handicapped by the lack of a minister. Rev. Steger and fam ilv who have been occupying the parsonage are now removing to the Curtis property on North Sixth street. CHANCES FOR RECOVERY GOOD Fron Tuesday's Dally. Reports from the Immanuel hos pital in Omaha state that Roy Wright, the Iowa boy who was taken there a few days ago suffering from a very serious laceration of the left leg as the result of falling into the sicle bar of a mowing machine, is now doing very nicely and the brightest of hopes for his recovery and the saving of his leg are now entertained by the attending sur geons. RETURNS FROM DES MOINES From Tuesday's Daily. Emil A. Lorenz, wife and children returned home this morning from Des Moines, la., where they have been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs Frank E. Lorenz. While at Des Moines they enjoyed the many inter esting sights of the city and visited at Camp Dodge, the great army can tonment and also took in the Iowa state fair that w-as held there last week. On their trip they found crops excellent and the appearance of the country between this city and Des Moines was for a great crop this year, PLATTSMOUTH WINS A LONG, RAGGED GAM ELEVEN INNINGS GIVES BATTLE xn cnY -pv TTTP CPfkT?T OF 9 TO 8 CONNORS PITCHES GOOD GAME Visitors Gather But Few Hits But Errors Gave Visitors Lead That They Held for Several Innings From Monday's Daily. Yesterday afternoon the base ball fans were treated to a long and drawn out battle oa the local dia mond when the Red Sox and the Springfield team mixed in a very ragged exhibition cf the national postime and which resulted in a win for the locals by the score of 9 to 8. The game was very much in favor of the visitors in the opening portion as they acquired a lead cf six to 1 when the Sox began to rap Gottsch quite freely and secured in the fifth and sixth innings tallies enough to tie the score. For the locals Christie enjoyed a good day as his hitting was very heavy, he securing a safe poke at al most everj' time to bat and adding to the scoring of his team mates. George Washington Fenwick, who played the left garden in the absence of Mason, who was on the sick list, robbed the visitors of several long and hard drives and also made sev eral hits during his performance at bat. Connors pitched a much betttr game than the score indicates and had the visitors guessing most of the time. For Springfield Gottsch proved to be out of his usual form as the ef forts of a hard game on Thursday, was noticeable in his delivery and he retired from the game in the sixth nning. being succeeded by Beno, who gave the Sox several scores hrough his wlldness and inability to over the plate. The Sox registered in the third nning when Herold hit to center and was advanced when Christie hit to he same territory and when O'Don- nell hit to second and his hit was uggled, Peter was ahle to register. In the fifth round of the battle the Sox renewed their offensive and ad ded three to their growing list of scores and threw a scare into the visitors. Connors opened the inning with a safe poke to left and was fol- owed by Herold who was hit by Gottsch and Meisinger made a safetv to first. Christie hit to short and Connors came over with a score. Meisinger scored when O'Donnell hit o right and the ball was fumbled by he visitors, and William Patrick came Home on a wna neae or Gottsch. Kddie Gradoville finished up the activities of the inning by a wo begger to left. The sixth saw the entrance of Beno into the game and his wildness gave the locals the hopes that vic- orv would be theirs. Grassnian. Wolff and Connors were all passed o first and with the bases full Her old hit to second and Grassman reg- stered. Christie made a safety to left that scored Wolff making two for thsi frame. Connors was out at home. The visitors in the seventh added another one to the score and once more assumed the lead but this was soon overcome in the same inning by locals who made a one run lead hy annexing two runs. Gradoville was hit by one of the slants of the Spring field hurler and later was caught at first. Fenwick was safe at first and Grassnian was put out on a grounder to second. Wolff had his wrist slapped by one of the wild heaves of Beno and Connors, who followed hit to left tallying Fenwick and on Her- old's hit to center Wolff registered The eighth again saw the score tied up as Springfield secured two runs as the result of a walk an error a single and the two bagger of Adair the right fielder of the visitors. The battle continued through tne ninth and tenth innings and it was not until the last of the 11th that the locals poked out the winning run. Two of the Sox had retired when O'Donnel placed a short ground er in front of the plate and secured first on it through the poor throw of the visitor's catcher. Gradoville proceeded to cinch the game with a rip to the left garden mat Drougnt in O'Donnell. There were a large number of vis itors present from Springfield and thpv comnrised almost half of the number present at the park for the game. RETURNS FROM THE EAST From Monday's Dally. James Kuykendall. manager of tb local office of the Nebraska Gas & Electric company of this city, return ed home this morning from a ten day visit in the east, having been at Philadelphia, Chicago and St. Louis while away. Mr. Kuykendall found that the power and lighting companies over the east were all fac ing the rapidly augmenting cost of operation with the prices of all ma terial used going up almost every day. The eastern companies have an even greater cost to face than the smaller companies in the west as their investments in plants and equipment is much heavier. In al most all the cities visited Mr. Kuy- I kendall found that the companies were finding: it necessary to ask in- I creased rates and in many cases these wore totally inadequate to the cost of operating the plants and unless relief was secured in the lowering of the cost of coal and other fuel stocks used by the companies that many would be practically forced to greatly curtail their plants. LADIES ENJOY DE LIGHTFUL PICNIC Wiles Pasture Was Scene of Pleasant Gathering Yesterday Afternoon. Frorr Tuesday's Dally. Yesterday afternooi a number of ladies of the city enjoyed a most delightful picnic party at the Luke Wiles pasture west of the city and one that they will all long remember for its pleasantness. The event was in honor of Miss Miua Kaffenberger of Lincoln, who is spending a part of her vacation here as well as for Miss Grace Nolting who is soon to leave for South Dakota to take up her school work in that state. The spot selected for the picnic was an ideal one with an abundance of shade and attractive in the greens ward that made it a fitting place for the delightful gathering. The af ternoon was spent in games of all kinds and at a suitable hour the ar ray of baskets of the dainties pre- narea y ine iaui wrre ui our i r i. i r , r,r I ainv luncheon. Those w ho were in attendance were: .Misses Leone Becker, Grace Nolting. Mina Kaffen berger. Ellen Nolting. Elizabeth Ba jeck. Thelnia Wallick. Ethel Tritsch nd Mrs. John T. Lyons. STRANGERS ARE WEDDED 'r'm Monday's Dally. This morning the ottic of County udge Allen J. Beeson was visited by gentleman giving the name, of Benjamin R. Bare of Des Moines, la., nd a lady giving the name of barah . Smith of Chicago. The parties made the necessary affidavits as to heir age and previous state of mat- inouv and were granted permit to wed and later visited at the home of Rev. A. V. Hunter, Methodist minis- er, where they were united in roar- iaee. The bridal party failed to explain fullv to the judge or the minister he length of time of the divorce of he groom, judging from the follow ing from the Sunday Bee's Council luffs department: "A decree of divorce was grant d vesterdav by Judge O. I. Wheeler n district court to Benjamin R. Bare rom Vera I). Bare. They were mar ried September 6. 1910. and the hus band based his suit on t he plea of desertion. He is now living in Des Moines. "All of the matters in controversy were settled by stipulation. The hus band agreess to pay all claim gainst his wife, allow her the cus tody of their daughter, 7 years old. and pay $3,000 as temporary and permanent alimony in addition to $150 attorney's fees and court costs." For Sale: G-room house and 2 lots on North 6th street. Electric lights, bath, city water and gas in house. Priced at a bargain. II. J. HOUGH. Miss Neva Latta of Murray, was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Holmes in this city over Sunday and Miss Latta gave a delightful solo number at the morning service at the Preshyterian church. What is Back I OP1 idening scope of service rendered. We invite all times strive the First NStiokal Bank rue RANK WHERE YOU FEEL. AT HOMB THE BANK WHERE PLATTSMOUTH 3: BRIGHT LIGHTS AND BAD ROADS MAKE TROUBLE FORD CAR DRIVEN BY JACK PAR MELE GOES INTO DITCH NORTH OF THE MASONIC HOME CAR SUSTAINS SOME DAMAGE Fortunately No One is Injured in Ac cident That Could Easily Have Ilesulted Very Serious for All From Tuesday's Dally. The peril of the bright and blind ing lights on the autos have often been pointed ou tby drivers of cars as well as the press and public and the danger is fast increasing as the number of drivers of cars dash over the roads with their lights on at full power and "without regard of the drivers of other machines that might be driving on the same road. Last night as a Ford driven hi jack Parmele was coming in on the road north of the Masonic home, a car going north came along and with very bright lights that prevented Jack from clearly seeing the road and as he turned out as best he could to avoid the oncoming tar. the Ford went into a ditch some two feet deep ;at the edge of the roadway which at this point is none too wide at the best and as the result the Ford which belonged to John Wolff, was quite . . . . , , u ... , . ,.. little outlay to repair. This ditch is located on the main road between Omaha and the south and certainly should be fixed up fore some serious accident occurs that will result in some one getting badly injured and with this the law in re gard to the excessive bright lights should be enforced if the parties own ing the. cars cannot take any eteps to protect others who may be travel ing the road. The average auto own er shows a regard for the rules of the road by dimming their lights when approaching another car or have the cars equipped with special devices that prevent the lights from shining in the eyes of the driver of another mcahine. The accident last evening was for tunate in that no one was injured and in a warning of the danjrer that lirka out on the highway when the blinding lights are in use. LITTLE CHILD IS BITTEN BY DOG Lucille, Three-Year-Old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jay. In jured by Neighbor's Dog. Krfctn Tuesday's Dally. Yesterday, while Lucille, the little three-year-old daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. Leonard Jay was engaged in playing at her home with a dog be longing to one of the neighbors, shn was unfortunate enough to be bit ten by the animal, although not ser-iouslj-. The dog has not been show ing any signs of crossness and while plaving with the child had evidently pushed her over and inflicted severe lacerations from its teeth on the lit tle one. The child was taken to the office of a surgeon where the wounds were dressed and the little one made as comfortable as possible. The dog has shown no symptoms of the rabbles and it is thought that the child will suffer no ill effects from the injuries received from the animal. of Confidence! When people choose a bank, the basis of their choice is confidence and the basis of confidence is age and experience. This bank points with pride to its 49 years of continuous service and the ever your confidence and to be worthy of it. 11 at wi VO NEBRASKA.