The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 21, 1921, Image 1
.Nebraska State Hifrri cal Societj- So en VOL. NO. xxxvtl PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1921 NO. 80 SOME RELIEF FOR SHIPPERS ISPROMISED TAYLOR RETURNS FROM WASH INGTON AFTER SESSION WITH INTERSTATE COMMISSION Railway Commissione r H. G. Tay lor who went to Washington for in formation tnl concessions from the interstate commerce commission re t n r ned with half of what he went after. He returned with a modified order from the federal body which will make effective all orders issued by the Nebraska railway commis sion between July 2! and .March 10 correcting slate rates. This is important to many shippers because without this modification from the federal body the 3-r per cent increase ordered enforced in Nebras ka would apply to the state .rates as they were before corrected by the state commission and the raiinrads now have no authority to change in trastate rates, and the interstate com merce commission has shown no dis position to make corrections. Fu,!ly fifty corrective orders issued l.y the state commission, cut of a total of seventy-five such orders, are now validated by the interstate com merce commission. Many of the rail road tariffs, particularly rates of the' Union Pacific road, were full of math ematics and clerical or typographical errors. When the interstate com merce commission issued a discrim- inatory order against the Nebraska t commission to apply an increase of i :'.o per cent the order required the increase to be applied upon rates as they existed July 29. 1920. After that date the Nebraska commission issued orders correcting errors in state rates. Much injustice would result from applying the 35 per cent increase to rates as they existed be fore the state commission made cor rections. Commissioner Taylor went to Washington and conferred with Chairman Eduar Clark and Commis sioner W. M. Daniels cf the inter state commerce commission. It de veloped that the federal order ap plying to Nebraska did not contain the usual clause declaring the 35 per cent increase to become effective "as of this date." The federal com missioners therefore modified the or der on the Nebraska commission so that corrective orders issued by the Nebraska commission are validated and made effective. It was found that the- application of the 35 per cent increase cn rates as they existed July 29 made some state rates in some states higher than interstate rates. Teh interstate commerce commission has issued an order applying to all states giving railroads permission to reduce rates to a level with interstate rates. This was supposed to have been issued by the interstate commerce commission for the purpose of thawing out what are termed ' frozen" state rates which state commissions are prohibited from changing. Commissioner Taylor reports that a peculiar device has been adopted ty the interstate commerce commission to overcome the inelasticity of its or dtr prohibiting railroads or state conynissions linn changing state; rates. If a shipper desired a redue- j tion in the rate on sand from Cen-' tral City to Aurora, he would find' there is no interstate rate no sand be- tween those points and it has no power to establish one if it was will- , ing to uo so. ine road must tile an interstate rate on sand between Cen tral City and Aurora. It must file this rate with the interstate com merce commission: there is no inter state rate on sand between those points and the road has no power to grant the reduction if it desired to, do so. The road will be permitted to reduce the state rate to the level' of the interstate rate. It must first file an interstate rate with the inter- , state commerce commission. Al-' though there is no such a thing as an interstate rate between Central! City and Aurora, which are intra Mate points, as Commissioner Taylor views it, an interstate rate mut be established in such cases before a reduction could be granted by the. railroad. In case the road is not' wiuing to grant a decrease in a rate the shipper has only one remedy, that of filing a complaint with the inter state commerce commission. Sand producers of Nehraska have a complaint pending before the inter state body, and this may be among the first cases passed upon. Brick and sand rates are admittedly dis criminatory in Nehraska. If the shippers and the roads cannot agree, the shippers must file a complaint with the federal commission. Commissioner Taylor called on Ne braska representatives in congress at Washington and visited Senator Capper, one of the supporters of the Kenyon bill pending before congress, a bill to restore the power of states over state rates. SEED CORN Extra early wnite seed corn, with red cob, for sale. Telephone 4022. C. C. BARNARD. The most exquisite line of birth day and gift cards to be found any where! At Journal offiee. ENTERTAINS OLD FOLKS Prom Monnay's Dally. Yesterday afternoon at the Sunday services at the Nebraska Masonic Home a very pleasant feature of the service, which was conducted by Rev. A. V. Hunter of the Methodist church, was the presence of the mem bers of the young people's Uible class of" the Methodist church. There were some twenty-seven of the mem bers present and they assisted in the music of the service with their voices and proved a very pleasant part of the service and one that was thor oughly enjoyed by all of the aired 'residents of the home. ACQUIRES AN OLD FASHIONED CLOCK Ghrist & Ghrist Have Timenier inl''1'"1 the departed lady had t i. : -n : ii.i ineir rossession tnat is .ftp- parently 100 Rears Old The furniture store of Ghrist Ghrist in this city has on hand a very unique timepiece in one oT the old fashioned clocks that apparently is at least 100 years old and one of the most antique that has been seen in this city in many years. The clock was secured at the home of A. M. Arries. and has for a long time been stored in the attic and was thought to have been practically useless so far as being of any real good as a timepiece. Mr. Ghrist se cured the assistance of Mr. J. V. D. Patch. of the Nebraska Masonic Home, who is an expert clockmaker. and he overhauled the clock and in so doing discovered the fact that the works indicated that the timepiece was of a type that was at least 100 years old. .the weights being of the kind used about that long ago. By careful work the clock was placed in running order and is now ticking away as lively as the most youthful "Big Ben" and keeping ex cellent time. Mr. Patch states that in his opinion the clock has been in use for almost a century, although it is evidently that old or better, but has not been kept running continu ously. YOUTHFUL SPEEDERS ARE FINED TEN SPOT AND COSTS From Monday's Dally. This morning Judge Archer was called to take up one of the first speeding cases of the season when two of t"he young people of the com munity were charged by Chief of Police Manspeaker with, having driv en their cars at a rate of speed great er than the law recognizes. The speeding occurred yesterday when Floyd Becker and Miss Mariel Streight were engaged in trying to pass each other in their cars and which developed considerable speed from each machine. The court after j hearing the evidence and the plea of guilty assessed a fine of $10 and costs on each of the two parties, Which totaled $13 apiece. " HAVE SAD EXPERIENCE Two residents of our neighboring city of Louisville, are now good na turedly standing the chaffing of their friends over an incident that befell them yesterday in the metropolis of the state. The two young men had decided to go to Omaha arid attend the'base ball game in that city be tween the All Nations and the Mur-phy-Did-Its. and to make train con nections the two base ball fans walk ed to Meadow, where they caught the Rock Island passenger on into Omaha. Their surprise can be im agined when they were taken off the train at Albright by the South Side police and taken to the station house, on the charge of being the men who had robbed the Orpheum theater at Lincoln on Saturday night. The boys enjoyed the day as the enforced guests of Chief Briggs and it was not until last evening when Sheriff Quin ton of this county happened to call at the station in company with the state officers to look over the sup posed robbers that it was found out that they were merely two well mean ing and harmless gentlemen from Lcuisville and who had never even broken into a sardine can. let alone a safe. As it is they feel mighty fortunate that Sheriff Quinton hap pened along when he did and re vealed them from their embarrassing situation. TRIAL COMES CHEAP Clerk of the District Court James M. Robertson has received a warrant for the sum of $233:10 from Otoe county, to onver the expense of the trial of the case of the State of Ne braska vs. Frank Popel, Jr., which was brought to this county on a change of venue from the Otoe coun ty district court. This is a saving for Otoe county, over what the ex pense would have been had the case been tried at Nebraska City, as the expense of the jury panel is borne by Cass county, the $233.10 covering only witness ana incidental fees. Dyspepsia is America's curse. To restore digestion, normal weight, I good health and purify the blood. I use Burdock Blod Bitters. Sold at' Jail drug stores. Trice, $1.25. FUNERAL OF MRS. JANESOVSKY HELD Aged Lady is Laid to Res; at Chicago Where She Has Resided For Past Fifty-four Years. From Monday s Dally. The funeral services oiLMrs. Rose Janesovskv, who passed awav at the heme of her daughter. Mrs. Joseph Aliman in this city on Sunday, April 1 was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of a daugh ter in Chicago, where the body was ti.ken last Sunday. Mr. and- Mrs. Altman and son. Miles, accompanied the body to Chicago and remained fcr the funeral services returning heme yesterdav. 1 he tuneral was very largely attended and the floral remembrances were lavish and beau made vears The ceme- i a host of friends during the of her residence in Chicago burial was at the Bc.hemian tery there. Mrs. Rose Janesovsky was born in Bohemia. May S. 1849, and was at the time of her death aged seventy two years. When eighteen years of age she came to the United States and located in Chicago. whre she has made her home for the past fifty four years and where her husband de paretd this life twenty-five years ago. Mrs. Janesovskv was taken sick in 191 S with a severe attack of in fluenza and pneumonia, from which she has never fully recovered and some three months ago came to Plattsmouth to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Antoinette Alt man, and has been tenderly cared for during her hours of suffering by the daughter and fa'mily and the at tending physician. The family de sires'to express their deep apprecia tion of the efforts of the physician to ease the last hours of the mother. The deceased lady was the only sister of Andrew Matous of this city and leaves to mourn her loss seven daughters and seventeen grandchild ren and two great grandchildren. CHANGE IN TIME ON BURLINGTON Commencing May 1st No. 15 Leave Here at 8:10 a. m. 5 and 6 also Changed. Will The Burlington route is sending oiit advance notices of the changes in their train schedules that will be effective on Sunday. May 1st. and which will be of great interest to the residents of this city. One change that affects the residents' of this city in particular is that of No. 15, the early morning passenger to Omaha, which now leaves at 7: IS but under the new schedule will leave here at 8:10 a. m. This train will run as an express from Omaha to Lincoln, with only one stop, at Ashland. Train No. "o from Chicago and the east will reach this city at 7:30 un der the new schedule, arriving at Omaha at 8:10 and leaving there at 8:25 will be a local between that city and Lincoln. t No. 6. the early train from the west will be slightly later than at present as it is scheduled to leave Omaha at 7:30 a. in. instead of 7 o'clock. as at present and will reach Plattsmouth at 8:10, meeting No. 1" at this point. SEARCH FOR BANDITS SHIFTS TO ALVO From Monday's Daily. The police at Lincoln were busy yesterday in conjunction with Gus Hyers and the state law enforcement department in attempting to track down the robbers who had stolen a safe from the orpheum theatre in Lincoln. The robbers bad taken the safe from the theatre and carried it to a desolate spot in East Lincoln, where it was broken open and the contents, estimated at $300. removed. The parties made their escape in an auto. The loss of the safe was not dis covered until Sunday morning and close on the report cf the robbery cam the notification that the safe had 1een found at Fourteenth and Mango streets. While the police were searching for the car that had conveyed- the robbers from the scene of action, they' were notified (hat a car had broken down a short distance out of Alvo anid that the two occupants of the carl had been brought to that place by a farmer residing near where the car broke down. It is thought the men were headed for Omaha to go into hiding. STILL VERY POORLY J. H. Becker of this city has been confined to his home for the past few days suffering from a severe hemmor hage of the nose that has given him a great deal of annoyance and which has prevented him leaving the home. Mr. Becker has not been in the best of health for some months and the advanced age of the patient makes his condition quite serious. Lost anything found anything! jTry a Journal ad. "They satisfy." ENTERTAINS FOR FRIENDS A very pleasant gathering was held Saturday evening at Die home of Miss Belle Speck when a few- friends were entertained in honor of Miss- Ethel Hansen and Mr. Floyd Richardson of Omaha, who were guests at the Speck home over Sun day. The evening wr.s devoted to music and the pleasure of the d.mce in -which the members of t'ie party derived a great deal of pleasure. Miss Icroihy Speck, who has jn t recently returned from a visit of scjne time at Los Angeles, assisted in entertain ing. irmrAi o ArrLMLO M COMPENSATION CASE John F. Wolff Files Action in Dis trict Court Contesting- Decis ion of State Dept. Action was filed today in the of fice of the Clerk of th District Court James M. Robertson by John F. Wolfl in which appeal is made from the award of State Labor Commissionei Frank A. Kennedy, in t lie case ol compensation tor the death ot Lorer McCrearv of this city on September 0th last. The hearing of this case was hac in tins city seme ten nays ago oeiorc Mr. Kennedy, representative of the state under the compensation insur ance law and as a resm tne sum oi $9.7T per week for a period of 3T.C weeks, or a total of $3,412.50, was awarded to the father of the deceas ed Loren McCrary, together with $150 for funeral expenses and hos pital and medical bills that arose from the accident that caused the death of Loren. In the appeal to the district court. Mr. Woirr is represented by Kennedy Holland &. HeLacy. of Omaha. It U con-tended by the defendant that the accident recurred as the result ol carelessness on the part of the de ceased while not engaged in his line of duties as an employe of Mr Wolf:'. Loren had attempted to jump on e moving truck driven by George Brinklow near the garage of Mr 1 Wolff, but fell from the truck to the J paving and was run :)ver by trw- v.neeis ol the trucK, mulcting in juries from which he died a short tin e later in an Omaha hospital. MANY ENJOY FINE WEATHER SUNDAY Sunshine and Warmer Conditions Draw Ottt Large Number of Plattsmouth People. After a week of cold weather in this locality, the coining of the bright sunshine yesterday afforded the residents of the city an oppor tunity to gel out into the open and enjoy to the fullest extent the de lights of the day in strolling around over the city and vicinity. The roads have dried very rapidly in the short time since the rain stop ped falling and this permitted the use of the autos. which were quite plentiful on the streets all day. The pleasant weather also furnish ed opportunity for a large number ol the residents of this place to journey to Omaha, where they spent the day taking in the attractions of the me tropolis and the railroads did a very nice business from this point to the big town up the river. " - SHOWING SOME IMPROVEMENT Charles S. Johnson, yardmaster of the Burlington at thi place, who has been at Hot Springs. Arkansas, for the uast week, writes to his friends here that he is feeling somewhat bet ter than he hns for some time and feels that the climate and treatment there are having a beneficial effect upon him. Mr. Johnson states that Hot Springs is a very attractive city but populated in a large part by in valids who haveteome there for treat ment and a great many of whom have lccaed there permanently in order to take the baths and treatments which are afforded. The friends of Mr. Johnson are pleased to learn that he is showing improvement and are hopeful that he may find the treatments such as to restore him to ids fovm.ir good health He expects to .-em am at the Arkansas resort until h3has secured sr.me per manent, relief fro mi.'s attacks cf stcmaeh trouble. IEAVES FOR ST. PAUL Yesterday afternoon R. A. Bates, publisher of the Jomnal. in company with Mrs. Bates. departedfor St. PauK Minneapolis, and other points in Minnesota, where they will spend a short time enjoying an outing as well as in looking after some mat ters of importance. Mr. and Mrs. Bates are expecting to spend several weeks in the north and anticipate a very interesting trip. u . .eison uepariea mis morning for Omaha, where he will spend the day with Mrs. Nelson who i& at the hospital in that city taking treatment. Mrs. Nelson is showing some improvement, but her recovery ture. has been of a very slow na- DEATH CLAIMS PROMINENT NE- HAVVKAC!TIZEN M0LC0LM HALL POLLARD FOR MANY YEARS WAS NOTABLE FIGURE IN NEHAWKA One of the most prominent and well loved residents of Nehawka. M II. Pollard, edparted this life on Sun day, April 17th. as the result of a serious fall which he sustained on February 7th, and which had caused the dislocation o:' his hip and frim which he had never recovered, gradu- allv growing weaker until death ?sme to his relief. Mr. Pollard in addition to this accident had recent ly undergone an operation that was quite serious in its nature and which assisted in producing the clauses that led to his death. Malcolm Hall Pollard was born in Plymouth. Vermont, December 7, 1S45. and amid the scenes of his birthplace he' received his education in the common schools of that lo cality, and made his home there dur :ng his young manhood. In August 1S64. he enlisted in the Third Ver mont light artillery, and served for the remainder of the civil war in that organization with the army of the Potomac. At the close of the war he return ed to his father's home at Winsor. Vermont, where the father was su perintendent of the Vermont state prison and also a state senator from the county in which he resided. In the year 1SC7, Mr. Pollard came west to visit relatives in Nebraska, who had sent back to the old home slowing stories of the opportunities that were offered in the great grow ing west and visited with the rela tives near where the present thriving Mty of Nehawka is located and the impression that this community made m the young man was such that while returning to the edd home in '.he east he held the vision of the western country close to his heart and later came there to make his heme for the future years. On October 18. 1880, Mr. Pollard was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Bates, also a former resident of Ver mont, and to this union six children were born. Mrs. Alton St. John of Nebraska City. Oren M. Pollard. Mor ris, who died in infancy. Rowena. Hall A. and Merritt Pollard, all of Nehawka. Besides the widow, sons ind daughters, he leaves to mourn his loss five .grandsons, four brothers ind three sisters. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock from the familv home in Nehawka. DISTRICT CONVEN TION OF THE C. E. Meeting at Weeping Water One of the Most Largely Attended and Suc cessful in History of Society The Christian Endeavor societies of this district held their annual convention on Friday. Saturday and Snuday at the Congregational church in Weeping Water and it proved the most successful that has been held in recent years both in the point of attendance and also in the financial returns and for the first time in four years the meeting was able to more than pay the expenses. Miss Gertrude Morgan of this city. district president, presided over the meetings and a great deal of interest was shown in the various addresses and the work of the society in general over the district. There were in attendance 120 dele gates and a large number of visitors at all of the meetings. From thisi citv Donald Dickson. Carl Wurl, Vio la Archer and iSmma Wohlfarth rep resented the Presbyterian church while Miss Fern Niel. Thelma Hud son. Clare Hudson. Eva Crook and George Nelson. represented the Christian church societies. The convention selected as presi dent for the ensuing year Dr. L. R. Patton of Nebraska City, Miss Nora Thomas of Nebraska City as sere- tnry and Miss Fern Niel of Pla'ts- mouth as treasurer. The opening address on Friday cevning was hy Dr. Patton of Ne braska City, "Seek Ye the Kingdom of God" while at the morning ser vice on Saturday. M. Dwight Hig- bee, state secretary, Leckley Evans, president of district No. 5 and Rev. Hollingswerth of Lincoln, were the speakers. . At the Saturday afternoon con ference Mrs. G. A. Beith. state junior superintendent spoke on the junior work and Ernest W. Lundee of Lin coln on "Citizenship" as well as Dr. Patton. Mr. Higbee spoke at the Saturday evening meeting on "Ne braska Christian Endeavor. Mr. Clarence C. Hamilton on "Making It Possible." The Sunday morning devotional i service was at me e ougregauonai church and Rev. W. H. Reilly. pas- I tor of the church, delivered a very powerful and impressive sermon. FOR SALE Combed White Leghorn Single eggs. $5 per 100; $1 per setting. Phone 115-J. HENRY STARKJOHN COUNTY BANKERS HERE From Tuesday's Daily. Yesterday afternoon H. A. Guth mann of Murdock. president, and C. I). Ganz of Alvo. secretary of the Cass County Banker's association motored over to spend a few hours in this city arranging for the meet ing of the association, that will he held in this city Friday afternoon and evening. This is one of the big events of the year in the banking line and the various representatives of the finana eial institutions of the county will fjather to interchange ideas as to the condition of affairs and the means that might tend to improve the bank ing affairs of the county. PREPARING FOR TEN NIS THIS SUMMER Local Followers of Game Arranging to Open Courts on Grounds on Washington Avenue. The local tennis sharks are pre paring to fix up some real courts for the summer season and have in pros pect a very fine location, that of the property of the city on Washington avenue and which was formerly the grounds of the brick and terra cotta company. This location is within easy walk ing distaance of the city and is well suited for the purposes. of making a number of tennis courts as the grounds are ample for this purpose. It will require a little work to get the grounds in shape for the courts, but the tennis followers are enthu siastic over the prospect and expect to have very little trouble in getting the grounds fixed up if the city gives its consent to the use for this pur pose. - At the time th grounds was se cured by the city it was announced that it was the intention to have it made into a park and recreation and playground and its use as a tennis court is a part of this program that can be easily carried dut and the plan put to some very excellent use by the lovers' of this invegorating sport. L.at season the tennis enthusiasm was not as strong as it bad been in the past but the prospects this year are for a renewal of the interest in the game that will make it one of the best seasons in the history of the game in this city. The task of find ing the location of a suitable court has been looked after by Ray Larson and Rev. H. G. McClusky and they have apparently hit on a real spot for the new courts. PARTY AT IMPERIAL Monday, April 11th being the birthday of Miss Goldie Sitzman. a number of her friends gathered at her home near Imperial. Nebraska, to help her celebrate the occasion. The hours passed merrily with games and dancing and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. As the even ing wore on a supper prepared by Mrs. Will Splitt and Mrs. F. Sitzman was served, to which all did ample justice. At a late hour the guests, number ing upwards of twenty-five of the friends of Miss Sitzman reluctantly took their departure, wishing the young lady many happy returns of the day and joining in praise of the fine manner in which they had been entertained. Super - XW.. The Government's requirements as to re serves have always been scrupulously observ ed by this bank. t In point of fact, we have always tried to maintain a greater measure of reserves a greater degree of safety than is demanded of us. This fact is mentioned as further evidence of our aim to make this a safe place to bank safe in all that the word implies- The First N&tional Bank THE BANK WHERE YOU PEEL. AT MOE i DIJWTSMOUTH RETURNS FROM LONG STAY AT THE HOSPITAL j From Tuesday' ra11y. j William Stohlnian. one of the ; prominent residents (if Louisville, was ' in the city for a few hours loday ; looking after business matters, mo j toring over from his home in com ' pany with his son. William, Jr. Mr. ' Stohlnian is now feeling in the best of condition and his .eyesight that has been troubling him for several months is now getting so much bet ter that he is aide to see readily without glassies and feels that his treatments have been entirely suc cessful. He also reports that his daughter. Mrs. Dora Gaebel. v. ho has been at the Swedish Mission hospital in Omaha for the past four weeks is now showing some improvement and has been able to return home, but will have to return later to Omaha for further treatment and the ex traction of a unmber of her teeth. Mrs. Gae-bel suffered a severe case of appendicitis a number of years ago and her system was badly poisoned so that it has required a long time to give her any relief. The friends over the county will be pleased to learn that she is doing so nicely and trust that her recovery may be rapid from her lone illness. D. A. R. HOLDS MEETING Trcm Tuesday's Daliy. Last evening the members of the Fontenelle chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a very pleasant meeting at the home of Mrs. H. R. Cole, and one, that was attended by a very large number of members of the chapter. Miss Ber nese Newell gave the review of the current number of the D. A. R. maga zine and discussed the matters of interest that were contained therein and which proved a very pleasing feature of the evening. A short re view of the incidents of American history was also enjoyed by the la dies. The members of Fontenelle chap ter are greatly interested in the suc cess of the worthy project that they have originated, that of securing a memorial tablet for the honored dead of Cas?c-ounty in the world war and in their initial entertainment for the purpose of raising funds, while securing a neat sum It was not as large as had been expected or should have been given and the ladies are preparing to continue the work of boosting this project in the future. Anyone who desires to make donations to this cause may do so and their efforts will aid in the early accomplishment of the splendid pat riotic purpose that the ladies have undertaken and their assistance will be greatly appreciated. A short account of the state D. A.. R. convention was given by Mesdames E. H. Wescott. W. S. Leete and H. R. Cole, who were the representative of this chapter at the state meeting. Mrs. Wescott being the retiring state treasurer and Mrs. Leete having been elected state chaplain at the conven tion. At the close of the meeting dainty refreshments were served that added to the pleasures of the occasion. SOCIAL The social at the parsonage at Mr nard announced for last Friday night was postponed until Friday night of this week. Musical program at the church sometime during the evening. Everybody invited. Safety! NEBRASKA.