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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1921)
VOL. KO. xxxvtl
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, M02HJAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1921
ERS BOOST FOR
COUNTY BOARD PASSES RESOLU
TION ASKING FEDERAL
AND STATE AID.
From Friday's Daily.
The hnnr,l r,f omintv mmni Usf on-'
ers at their session yesterday took
up a matter that has been hanging
fire for the past month that of se-j
coring federal aid for a number of
the new highways of the county
that are to form important links in
the county highway system that the
commissioners have been working
os for the past year. .
The newest roads on which the
commissioners have asked federal aid
Is the "O" street road from Union to
Eagle and the Louisville road, ex
tending rrom Plattsmouth as far
west &fi Greenwood, and which "will
give the county two splendid high
ways in both the north and south
portions and with the Murray-Mur
dock road running east
and west i
through the central portion of the j
county will give us a system of high-J conflict, and in this meeting the mem
ways equal to any in the state, and'bers of the Grand Army and the Wo
later with the projected north and ; man's Relief Corps presented to the
fouth roads will make a most com
The resolution of the county board
asking for 6tate an dfederal aid will J
be sent to the state department of The presentation speech for th
public works for approval and it isjG. A. K. was made by Hon. R. B.
hoped that the state can secure ac-j Windham and for the W. R. C. by
tlon on these roads during the com-! Mrs. Xannie Burkel. The presenta
ing summer months at least. ( tion speeches were very appropriate
Of the roads mentioned the "0"to the occasion and Mr. Windham
street road has been in very fair took occasion in his remarks to give
shape most of the time during the a history of the nag which had been
year, as it Is one of the main trav-1 conceived by the leaders of the con
eled highways of the county and one tinental congress in 1777 and placed
over which a great deal of auto and: in the hand of Betty Ross for con
truck traffic passes each day. Work etruction and which had been since
of bringing this road up to standard j that time the emblem of the country
will therefore not require as much j and has never known retreat or de
time as that of the Louisville road, j feat when unfurled in the cause of
where some action has long been . humanity and righteousness,
badly needed. The highway between J The committee from the civil war
Plattsmouth and Louisville is one organizations was composed of Hon.
that is used by a large number of R. B. Windham. T. W, Glenn, and
the taxpayers and most of the' time jX. H. Isbell. Mrs. Val Burkle'and
It has been in rather poor shape, as j Mrs. L. B. Egenberger, and these
it Is very difficult of caring for under J save the salute to the flag as the
the present conditions. j emblem was presented to the legion
The road will be thoroughly built to occupy a spot of honor in their
up with state and government assis-'club rooms.
tance and made into a highway that! The flag was accepted by Post
it will be possible to travel over even Commander Emll Hild in a few re
in the worst of weather. During the marks that expressed the gratitude
time of the Blight snow falls this of the legion for the recognition giv
winter the Louisville road was block- j en them by t,he G. A. R. and W. R. C.
ed in a number of places and is yet'
almost impassable, but with the
proper grading the highway can be
put in first class shape for travel at
any season of the year.
The improvement of the "O" street
road will supply the southern por-
JlJh.i,0nty ,Wlth,aH eXCe le.ntJ
the residents of that section of the
. . ,
The commissions have under pro-
k a m,fr ,n!rVQn wUth
ffrt t county that will form
important links in the network of
roads and make it possible to go
l, f nZ f , eJerV,Whevf bth
fiL? i 8.a1fel"-Be81.deVhe Pre-
?id roa VXvUd,ne ,rm,
this city to the county line south of
.va v,,. .i Plattsmouth; Secoi
is planned to include one leading tR d . Tr,ndel
:hsznrh to,tbe -jidSyfct yrs
road, one from Avoca clear through I
Inrniv " f V rUS fiT
"2 L"rdcil " fr 83 uh B?Dd' !
and one in the extreme west portion
or the county that will link up Eagle.
Alvo and Greenwood and make travel
a Joy and pleasure to the farmers as
well as the townspeople.
Development of this system in its
entirety will require time to com
plete, but it is far past the dream
stage and is going to be a real one
when it is finally completed a year
or two hence.
LADIES HOLD MEETING
Trotn Friday' Ially.
The adiourned meetine- of thf
League of Women Voters was held i
last evening and the auditorium of
the library was comfortably filled
with mothers and sisters who had
gathered to greet Mrs. Hornberger
and receive her message regarding
A short business meeting was held
first and it was voted to change the
time of meeting from the first and
third Wednesday to the first and
third Thursday of each month. This
change will give many an opportun
ity to come who could not be with us
on Wednesday evenings.
Clement Janda was next intro
duced by Mrs. Wescott and delighted
the audience with a piano solo and
followed with an encore which was
equally well received. A9 the key
note of her address. Mrs. Hornber
ger commended this youthful musi
cian and said it was the object of
the Child Welfare committee to give
all children equal opportunities for
the best in life.
She carefully explained the Code
Bill pertaining to Child Welfare and
gave practical illustrations of how
the work of reconstruction of homes
of unfortunate children should and
could bs done. Many Questions
were asked by the audience and an
swered by the rpeaker.
All were cordially invited to be
come members and several new names
.were added. Adjourned until Feb
ruary 17, 1921.
FUNERAL OF MRS. BLAKE.
From Thursday's Dally.
The funeral services of Mrs. T. VV
Blake were held yesterday afternoon
from the home on South 9th street,
where the family have resided for a
number of months. The services
were in charge of Father W. S. Leete
of St. Luke's church who celebrated
the beautiful burial ritual of the
Episcopal church. During the ser
vice the choir of the church gave a
number of the old and well loved
hymns and at the conclusion of the
me uoay was oorn to uaK mil
cemetery, wnere it was laid to rest.
. Th? Pll bearers were the five sons
,and nephew of the departed lady.
WITH A SILK FLAG
Members of G. A. R. and W. R. C,
Give Hugh. Keama Post of Amer
ican Legion Fine Silk Flag
From Thursday's Dally.
Last evening at the American Le-
j gion club rooms the soldiers of the
i past, the veterans of the civil war.
met for a brief time with the veterans
of the latest war the world wide
new veterans association, one of the
beautiful silk flag9 of the country
for which they had all served so
faithfully and well.
CLUDE THEIR SESSION
From Tnur,dav8 Daw.
The board of county commission-
ers at their session yesterday
at fha srurt hnns irro larolv
'occupied in considering the matters
that came in rd to the rou.
tine business of the county regarding
road work and needed irs on the
brid and roads
Te board also ed the bidg
the various physician districts of
the county and the following were
appointed by the commissioners:
pt district; Dr. j. B. Martin, of
' Y t,. "i"
in the Sixth district. Dr. G. G.
Douglas, of Elmwood.
The board took up the matter of
the county printing and there being
but one bid, that of the Journal, this
paper was designated as the official
paper of the county and awarded the
printing of the commissioners' pro
ceedings and other notices that may
AID SOCIETY MEETS.
The Tabitha ladies aid society of
Eight Mile Grove was very pleasantly
entertained on last Friday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. F. J. Hennings
and a very large number were in at
tendance at the meeting. The la
dies always meet the last Wednesday
of the month but on account of the
new minister. Rev. Rhode, moving
in on that date at the new Luthern
parsonage, in Eight Mile Grove, the
ladies decided to change the date of
their meeting place. One of the
chief features of the afternoon was
the raflling off of a silk quilt that
had been made by Mrs. P. H. Mei
singer and presented to the society
and made the second silk quilt that
Mrs. Heisinger has made and given
to the society for the benefit of the
church work. Three hundred num
bers were sold on the quilt and the
lucky one was that held by Allie
Meisinger. The demand for the quilt
has been so strong that Mr. Meisinger
decided to donate the quilt back to
the society and it was sold to the
highest bidder, being purchased by
Mrs. Leonard Born for 1 10.
The afternoon was spent in a so
cial way and at an appropriate hour
dainty refreshments were served by
The ladies of the society gave
their heartiest thanks to the friends
who assisted to raise the sum of
$85.76 on the beautiful quilt and
especially to Mr. Meisinger w ho has
been so generous in donating the
Blank Books at the Journal Office.
m. C, ENJOY FINE
TIME JN TUESDAY
Ladies and Members of G. A. R. Are
Entertained at the Hospitable
Robert Troop Home.
The ladies of the Woman's Relief
Corps and the "members of the Grand
Army of the Republic enjoyed a very
pleasant time on Tuesday afternoon,
when they were guests at a social
meeting of the W. R. C, which was
held at the home of Mrs. Robert
Troop. The hospitable Troop home
was well filled with the members of
the jolly party, some fifty ladies and
six members of the Grand Army be
ing present to enjoy the afternoon.
In entertaining .the members of
the party, Mrs. Troop was assisted
by Mrs. Mary Voodrie, Mrs. William
McCauley and Mrs. George Dodge, j
and the delightful time which the
ladies and gentlemen spent will long
be very pleasantly remembered.
Mrs. Frank Shopp presided at the
piano and the stirring war songs of
the sixties were sung with much
feeling by the members of the party,
and recalled to the minds of the old
veterans and the ladies who too had
their part in the great struggle of
rhe Civil war, the long and bloody
conflict that had resulted in the pres
ervation of the union. Social con
rersation also served to hold the in
terest of the members of the party
until the luncheon hour, when a
very enjoyable feast was served by
rhe hostesses that added to the pleas
ures of the enjoyable event.
RECEIVES WELL DE-
Eugene F. Tighe, a Former Platts
mouth High School Graduate, Giv
en High Position in Bank
The friends in this city of Eugene
F. Tighe. who was a member of one
of the well known families of thi.;
county for a number of years, and
who graduated from the Plattsmoutii
high school in 1904. will be pleased
to learn of his success in his chosen
profession that of banking.
Mr. Tighe resided in Chicago for a
number of years in in 1918 went to
Raymer. Colorado, where he was em
ployed in the State bank of Raymer
as first clerk and then assistant cash
ier. Mr. Tighe has just been elected
as cashier of the bank and is active
in the conduct of the financial affairs
of the institutino.
In speaking of the promotion of
Mr. Tighe the Raymer Enterprise
has the following:
"At the annual election of officers
of the State Rank of Raymer, E. F.
Tighe's efficiency was recognized by
his promotion from assistant cashier
to cashier of that institution.
J. H. Beson continues as president
and J. N. Quinn is vice-president.
The directors remain the same as
Mr. Tighe is a nephew of Frank
E. Schlater and Mrs. Edward Fitz
gerald of this city and well known to
a large circle of former school mates
GOME FROM THE SOUTH
TO VISIT WIFE'S PARENTS
Prom Thursday' Dally.
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Clabaugh arrived in this city from
Jackson, Mississippi, where they have
been making their home for the past
year. They will enjoy a visit here
at the home of Col. and Mrs. M. A.
Bates, parents of Mrs. Clabaugh, as
well as with other relatives and
friends in this city and Omaha.
Mr. Clabaugh has been in charge
of the lighting and street railway
interests at Jackson since going to
that city and has just resigned his
position there and will enjoy a few
weeks rest until the company with
whom he is associated, decides upon
his new location. This is the first
visit back to this city for Mr. Cla
baugh since his resignation as man
ager of the light plant here in 1913,
although Mrs. Clabaugh has enjoyed
several visits here with the home
lo LOYAL WORKERS MEET.
Fropi Thursday's Dally.
'The Loyal Workers of the Chris
tian church met yesterday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. M. B. Allen
in the soutt portion of the city
and who was assisted in entertain
ing by Mrs. Jesse Cahoon. The af
ternoon was spent in a social way
with pleasant conversation and at a
CARD OF THANKS.
To our kind friends and neighbors
and to the ehop employes we desire
to express our heartfelt appreciateion
of the sympathy and kindness shown
to us in our hour of sorrow at the
death of our little one. May these
friends meet with as kindly treat
ment in their hour of trial.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hunecek.
Blank books and office accessories '
at the Journal office.
NEW BABE AT BRULE. NEBRASKA
Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Cole have re
ceived word ol the arrival of a new)
grandson, Elmer Perry Cole, who
came to make his home with Mr.1
and Mrs. Earle V. Cole, of Drule. Xe-j
braska. Both the mat her and the
babe are doing nicely and KarleJ
states that he is now able to leave
the house for the first time since the;
young man made his appearance on
EAGLE TEAM LOSES
Tfi PS niUffinn rilfC vere ekness. 111 their hour of sor
I II 111 LlsWIJLILI NfL rovv the Parents will have the dep
w wi.ft.ii hi i - .cympathy of the community in their
Co. I of That City Wins by Score of
43 to 18 in Very Rough and
Hard Fought Contest.
From Thursday's Daily. I
The Eatile basket ball team jour-1
neyed over to Glewood yesterday nf -
ternoon to play the fast tcani t.i Co.
i, iowa national gtri. w men i;-" ,
credited as being the fastest team of (
its class in southwestern Iowa, an 1 f
the local lads made a very good fhow-
ing against the military orguniiia -
tion. although suffering defeat.
Durinz the Dreliminarv practice.
Ernest Buttery of the Eagle team street was the scene of a very de
suffered a broken now, having had a liahtful gathering when some twenty
haed-on collision with Dudley Hud-. the young lady friends of Miss
gins and the force with which the, -Myrtle Petersen were entertained at
boys collided was such as to put miscellaneous shower given by
Dudley in dreamland for a few min- -Vrs. IV.rsen as r.n announcement
utes and to give Erne.-t a broken of tne forthcoming marriage of her
beak. niece to Mr. Lillard Jensen of Ken-
The game was also quite rough and' nard. Neb., which is to occur in the
a number of the players were bruis-'na!" future. The time was pleasant
ed and skinned up more or less. Vic !" spent in games and at which Miss
Krivanek, the center of the Eagle Helen Egenberger secured the king
team, was the chief sufferer in this Prize while the prize for the wittiest
manner, being the target of numer- answers to the games was secured
ous assaults by the Jov.a huskies. ! b-v MigC! Matihluo Soennichsen.
The Eagles v. ere .chaperoned bv J In honor of her forth-coming msr
William H. Mason and state that a ri-Se ""ss -Myrtle received a larcT
verv large attendance was at the timber of very attractive and nuicLi
game and the Glen wood oeople are appreciated gifts which she will
giving their fast team good support cherish in the years to come as tok
in the games. Those going over ves- eiis cf l- friends in the old home,
terdav were Vic Krivanek. Fred i During the evening a very dainty
Duda. Ernest Butterv. Ernest .ev- twi) course luncheon was served by
man. Robert Burkle, Miles Aultman. : the hostess assisted by Miss Verna
and Clyde Brittain.
Successful Offering of St. Catherine's
I'hoTiTor ftt sermno loo mi o ic :
Given at Story Hour. j
From Thursday's ratly.
Yesterday afternoon the members
of the St. Catherine's chapter of the
church school service league of St.
Luke's church, repeated their play
lets at the public library auditorium
at the story hour for the school
children. The attendance at the
story hour was the largest that has
ever attended any similar event and
the auditorium was filled to its ut
most capacity with children standing
in order to witness the performance
of the two playlets.
The young people taking part were
even better than on the opening
night and showed much better stage
presence and gave delightful rendi
tions of their various roles. In "A
Love of a Bonnet." Miss Thelma
Kroehler. the soloist, was particular
ly effective and in fact the whole
cast was all that could possibly be
asked and would have done credit to
a much older personnel.
In the comedy, "A Sad Mistake,"
Misses Violet Begley and Katberine
McMaken were the soloists, while
Miss Ida Egenberger was heard in
one of the main roles of the produc
tion. The fine little dancing girls
in this portion of the entertainment
were also much enjoyed by everyone
and tbeir grace and ease in the clas
sic dances was delightful.
This evening the playlets will be
repeated at the Masonic home for
the benefit of the old folks there.
BAN AT LINCOLN
Legislature Considering a Bill that
Will Rob Young People of
If the measure proposed by Senator
Reed, of Hamilton county, is enacted
into law the elopement of seekers
after wedded bliss will be a thine of
the past in our beautiful common
wealth. The spirit of romance that has
been attached to the elopement and
marriage of young people will be
given the gate in the new measures
as it provides that applications for
marriage licenses in the offices of
the county judges must rest there
for fifteen days while the court gets
in touch with the parents of the seek
ers after wedded bliss.
It is needless to say that if the
measure is passed the marriage mar
ket of the neighboring states will en
joy a boom in business as the legis
lature will find that it is a tough
proposition to head off the ambitions
of two young people who have de
cided they cannot live without each
other and all the laws on the statute
books will have a hard time inter
fering with them when they have
the desire to become hitched as one.
! FUNERAL OF LITTLE ONE.
From Friday's Dally
Yesterday the funeral of the little
lour year old son of .Mr. and .Mrs.
Louis Ilunecek was held in Omaha,
the body of the little one Leing taken
from the home here where the child
had died on Wednesday night to the
metropolis where the family burial
lot is located in one of the cemeteries
there. Thf death of the litilf- (int
came as the result of an attack of
-carle" fever, all of the children being
affected with the maladv but the
little son wan the only one whom
death claimed as the result of the se-
, HIVCQ QUfllAPQ
! UI I LO OllU f ? Lll
Mrs C- Petersen Entertains Youa
Ladies at Miscellaneous Shower in
Honor of Miss Myrtle Petersen
; From Tin -.day's ratiy
j Last evening the pleasant home of
Mrs .J. C. Petersen. Sr.. on .Main
nan w no aiso assisted .Mrs. retersen
jiu me e.Beriaining.
An acreage tract, close in
i chopper wanted.
;Ctd3tw. R. B. WIXDHAM.
Blank Books t th J(mrnal Q21ce
This month, in celebrating the birthdays of Lincoln and Wash
ington, well may we consider what their comment might be today
regarding prevailing conditions in America.
Recalling the sane logic of the immortal Lincoln, cannot we
imagine him very emphatically saying, "The time for talk has passed.
The time to act has come. Knowing that the fundamental principles
underlying the Nation's business are sound, we must practice the
good sense which directs each and every member of our great na
tional family to quietly, honestly and promptly contribute his full
share toward the return to normal conditions."
And is it not possible that Washington might say, "We must
stop lying, not only to each other but to ourselves, understanding
that the greatest good for the greatest number depends upon honest
ly meeting our individual responsibilities one to the other."
The officers and directors of this bank are convinced that we
are pointed toward a slow but nevertheless sure improvement in
financial, industrial ! and agricultural conditions. The one way to
hasten the return of prosperity lies in the active co-operation be
tween all the interests involved and in the honest rendering of the
service for which "eah of us is responsible.
We are ready at all times to extend a willing and considerate
banking service which we intend shall be helpful to the greatest de
gree in promoting the welfare of this community so that the commun
ity in turn, may meet its responsibility to the country at large.
VVKA GIRL RUNS
AWAY FROM HOME
Accompanied by Younger Brother,
' Starts to Walk to Lincoln
Doesn't Get Far.
school and in the
a widow of that
went wrong at
home, an eleven
girl, daughter of
place took her
young brother and ran away rrom
home. It was soon een that the pair
started out a foot walking up the
railroad track as far as Weeping
Water y.rriving here toward evening.
The girl inquired of men around the
depot hpw much further it was tq
Lincoln. It was soon seen that the
pair needed looking after and Mr.
C. M. Perry took them to his home
fcr the nieht. Tiie next morning.
Mr. J. A. Murray, representative of
the Nebraska Children's Home society
happened down on the mission of
making his annual canvass for funds,
and hearing of this case of the run
aways gave up his financial work for
the time being and gave his attend
ance to the youngsters. It was some i
time before he got to the bottom of
the matter as the girl told numerous
stories, such as they came from Ne
!!!?iska City; that their mother was
dead and that father had left them
to shut tor tlieinselves.
Filially the real truth of the mat -
er was reveaitti aim .Mr. .viuirav
fook the pair back to Nehawka, and '
helped smooth out the trouble and
make the youngsters content with
home and surroundings. Mr. Murray
has made another trip to the home
since then and reports everything
going nicely. Weeping Water Re
publican. DIES AT RIPE OLD AGE 1
AT HIS HOME IN GRETNA
From last week's Gretna Breeze,
we learn that Patrick Blessington.
of Gretna, will celebrate his 99th
birthday on March 17. 1921. Mr.
Blessington was a pioneer of Cass
eounty, -but -later moved-to Sarpy
f-ounty, near Gretna, where he
bought a farm home. The Breeze
says that until quite recently he was
&ry and active and had been able to
attend church every Sunday He is
a remarkable man and his many
friends on this side of the river hope
he may live to enjoy many more
What Would Lincoln and
The First national Bank
THE BANK WHERE YOU FEEL AT HOME
birthday-, lie has been rather poor
ly and is being tared for Ly his
.aiigh'ers, Mrs. Tighe.and Mi?s Delia
Since the above was put in type.
v Lave learned of the death of .Mr.
llh-ssinKton. which occurred on lat
Monday. January :il. The news
iime to Frederick Stol.linan in tli
country, an old friend and neighbor
oi the Blessington family. The fun
eral occurred Thui.-ik:y at Gretna.
MISS MORNA MOR
RISON IS MARRIED
Lady Well Known to Large Circle of
Friends Here, is Jlanied to Mr.
The many friends in this city of
Miss Murna Morrison wre surprised
as well as pleased to receive a few
days ago the announcements of her
marriage at Chicago on Wednesday,
January 12th, to Mr. Boone Mcpher
son of Tarkio, Missouri. The wed
ding is the outcome of an old ro
mance covering the childhood days
of the young people who were
brought up together and has ended
in their decision to take up their
life work together. The marriage
occurred at the Fourth Presbyterian
church in Chicago and was a very
.auiei aDU simpie ceremony.
; The vnunsr nennle will m.ikr fh, lr
home in the future at Tarkio, win re
the groom is engaged in business.
COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
For the coming season at the Tease
millinery store in this city the ser
vices of Miss Selma Wirkula of Chi
cago has been secured as trimmer
and designer of the new spring and
summer hats that this popular store
will handle. Miss Wirkula comes
direct from the celebrated Gage Bros,
designing rooms in Chicago, where
she won well deserved recognitiou
by her very-excellent work and Mrs.
Pease feels fortunate In having se
cured her services for the season.
Thi is the first season in the wet
for Miss Wirkula and she comes
I-very- highly recommended by the
house where she has been employed
; for her skillful designing of stylish
jj- bnt she'd appreciate one of
, J . . . , " ..
ose lovely boxes of stationery on
.display at the Journal cffice.
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