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VOL. NO. XXXVIL
PLATTSMOTJTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 14. 1921.
NO. 104
4
CHAUTAUQUA
HAS SOME VERY
FINETALENT
NUMBERS SATURDAY AND SUN
DAY WERE EXCEPTIONAL
LY PLEASING TO ALL
From Monday' Paily.
The sessions of the Cliutitatiiua
n.-da v and Sundav were all thut
ih. most discriminating could po.s- j
sitdy ask for in the way of high class;
entertainment and the audiences
rliai i-aihered ut the bin tent felt
i but they hud been amply repaid for .
II
II iuuiiie n' "' " I
j.. i. i. ; 1 1 :
.... ,,, 1 1 . i . 1 I
I lie j.eii ii tu solans jiio i i .1 1
.ere on Saturday with u pleasing
i.rotiram and with Charles 1.. Fiek-
lin us the lecturer of the occasion.
Yesterday fine of the best programs
of the entire Chautauqua was riven.
ih- t:irvin quintet of trjined musi
cians tienig trie teature 01 tin pro-j
gram and Kit-hard I. Hughes
nnp of
tfi Mroiiir speakers
plat form occupy i - u
cram. Mr. I lushes
address took up some
of the lecture I
part of the pro-
ut his evening'
of t he problems '
:.n.l il ivcossed .
.f the
t belli.
Kurop.
Pet lire
pre.-ent day
"As We S
Kurope and
See
u ml
IV was the topic of the
in this the speaker plead-,
e. for disarmament of the nations to
relieve the tremendous burdens laid
on the t.eotde of the world and also
ursred reeognitioti of the services
of I
he service nu n of the country.
The program today is perhaps on
of the strongest that has been
pre
-enietl by any .Chautauqua in the
citv. beini; the Chi Cairo Light Opera
e. m v in a variety concert nro-
gram under the direction of one of
the uble-.t leaders of Chicago and a
program that will be sure to please
old and young alike with its pleas-'
aniness. At the evening session, a,
pagent of the children of the Junior
i 'ha ui auqiia will tie given thut will
he .-;:re to please everv one. -
The closing day on Tue
some of the greatest of th
of the world here for an engagement
with Liheruti. the greatest cornetisi
of the country, sunnorted bv u strong
conn. anv of artists i:i a varied pro
.
gram of music and sketches.
Those wlio have not as yet at
tended the Chautauqua are urged to
do so us it will be a rare treat that
no one can afford to pass up and
the clo.-ing numbers are as good as
can be found on any lycctini program
in the country at the present time.
PLATTSMOUTH WINS
A CLOSE BALL GAME
Alvo Apponents of the Eagles and
Score is 5 to 3 in Favor ol the Lo
cals Visiters Have fast Team
From Monday's I'aily.
Yesterday afternoon the Alvo base
ball team journeyed over to take on
ihe Lagles of this city and as the
result of their coming- the fans wit
nessed a very close tamr of the na
tional pastime and which for some
time looked us though it would go
to the visitors but was finally de
cided in favor of the local-; by the
M'ore of T to ::.
The Alvo team was much better
than had been expected and gave
the locals a run for their money from
the start and the only feature of the
game that detracted from its inter
est was the disputes as to the dec
isions on homenlate as this gave the
locals their lad.
McCarthy was on the mound
Ihe locals and Pete ller.dd did
work 4uck of the home plate for
r-ipis.
The game however as a whole
one of interest and shows that
county has some very fast teams
for
the
the'
a countv tournament at the close
oft
ihe season would prove a good il raw
ing card.
SH0T IN THE ARM
Those who drove to Fort. Crook on
Saturday to complete their applica
tion for admission to the citizens'
military camp at Fort Snelling next
month, were treated to their first
touch of .army life, when they .sub
mitted tor being "shot' in the arm"
by the army doctor stationed at the
Fort. Yesterday
stiff as a result
the boys were a bit;
of their experience '
and were compelled to forego the
Pleasures of a swim, although the
heat was stifling and the inclination 1
was protmniy
These lads
pretty strong. .
are ahead of the other
applicants in
this respect however,
as those who forwarded their appli-
cation by mail have "something com-
in." The srovernment is sir nnrtien-!
mg. I he government is as narticu-
lar about the health of the civilians
accepted for traininT as though they
were actually joining the army, and
each one is given the regulation i
smallpox and t ripple typhoid vacci-
nations, which would cost in the
neighborhood of $2.r.
doctor in civil life.
if given hy a
FOR SALE I interested. The referee granted i-er-
, j mission to take any necessary tt ti-
Two high grade Red Polled bmia,0007 Prlor t0 the hearing In the till.
for sale. C. C. Barnard, Mynard.i
Neb , telephone 4022. BlanV Book at the Journal Office.
OPERATING SOFT DRINK PARLOR
John II. Pusche. a former resi-
cl -it of this city. hut who has been!
residing on a farm near Cedar Creek '
for some time past, has secured the;
soft drink parlor at Cedar Creek and '
is now read to serve the needs of the
thirsty hut hers who visit that place)
.seeking u little recreation. Mr.
! J'.uschc is assisted hy his son, Clar-!
enee. in the conduct of the (dace ami
is doing a very nice business and
j serving u long felt want in our
neighboring resort town. I
CEDAR GREEK REAL
RIVAL TO CONEY
plattsmouth People are Makinc the
-
T;l. Cl XITo
iiuie cuiciutiu n C3l ui
Hear a Bathing Resort
It has taken the evcesive heat of
the present summer to bring to the j
minds of the residents of this com-j
munit the delights of the "old swim-J
min' hide." and now the older folks;
are cioe rivuis 01 1 10 nareiom oov :
I' seeking tile Uell'J Ills iH tlie cool
waters.
The sandpits just north of the
Partington station ut Cedar Creek
ha ve become the chief bathing re
sort of this part of the country and
the usually quiet little hamlet is
now I'limurii rti j eeiuiiA iiii'i .1 1 1
day Sunday with an array of cars oij
all kind and description that have'
carried the heat wearied victims i
there
10 bathe :
bes i tie the
jid rest in the cool
banks of t he ponds,
have long been an
shade
TIN
and pits
ideal place for bathing but the fact j
was not very largely recognizee un- i
til this year, as heretofore the only!
ones
to take advantage or them have
been the few lads from this city who
camped there and a few residents 01
Omaha. Now the groves
trroves near lhe
Vm or parties i
' pits are filled with
from riattsmout h. Omaha. Nebraska1
I'i I v ;i!iil otlit'f- f.l:iee w Ink :ITH there!
spending their outing in a most en-
joyable manner ami the road leatliii'
day lujinust'' ami troiu t etiar i reeK is aooui
musiciins 'be busiest place that could well be
i unfilled
There has been nothing added to
the attractiveness of the sandpits,
Mhev st a nil as they have for years.
and if a few modern devices, such as
suriii" hoards and divinir towers were
'installed, the nlace would be a reg
ular bathing resort, as the water is
as shallow or us deep a-
an yone
out to
conld desire.
It is a very pleasant drive
the pits and the practice wi
tinue to grow in popularity
the season closes.
II con
be fori
FORMER CASS CO.
BANKER TESTIFIES
C. Adams. Who Lived at Eagle and
El in wood. Lost Heavily in Tex
as Land and Potash.
A. C. Adams, former hanker oi
Kagle and Kim wood, and husband of
IIM. Adams, insolvent, was ex
amined Monday afternoon at Lincoln
by attorney? representing creditors .
at a hearing hel.y before Jb II. Mc
Clenahan. referee in bankruptcy. ,
As Mr. Adams is credited with
having transacted the business of.
his wife, who possessed an indepen- J
dent fortune, he was quizzed at con-,
siderable length concerning certain i
hirh be had renre
sented her. The lawyers for the
creditors were attempting to unenrtn
additional property belonging to
Mrs. Adams. with the object of
swelling the assets if possible.
Claims amounting to over $30,000
were tiieu againsi nia .m. .umis n
i the time the federal court was asked
was to declare her insolvent. The as
the sets consist of a home located in
and Mount Emerald. '
Mr. Adams, once considered a
. . . ; 1 I
moderately rich man w nen ne inimi
from the banking business, testified
that he had invested nearly 100 000 , , hp f. rst ame that the Uock Bll,n.
in securities representing southern ers liave dropped so far this season.
Texas land which had potential. T,)e Wolff All Star had Connors
sugar making possibilities. Jan(j Gradoville as the battery while
"And that is what broke the G,en camphell and Hutchison did
camel's back." he said in relating. the work for t,e Gayer team. The
bow be had lost heavily in the ven" . features of the game was the playing
ture.
Mr. Adams had also lost n
money in Nebraska potash. He
tified that he had invested $2
t
,esi" !
He
himself and Mrs. Adams $..000
had naid out a great deal
for travel-'
insr exnenses and for making tests in
the potash fields and he figured out
that he and his wife had lost ap-
proximately $
10,000. Just as things
were shnnintr themselves the "blow-
up" came and before the company
in which he was interested had even
become a factor in potash production
the venture had failed.
Mr Aom u-nnlil hova rnli7e1 m
Mr AHnm would have realized on
his southern Texas land investments. J
he testified, if he had been able to
dispose of the securities at a profit, j
He had sold much of his "holdings be-!
low par instead of par and above it.
At the close of the testimony of Mr.
Adams the hearing was continued
until September, the exact date to
1 r. j i
i be fixed by agreement of the parties
nriTII flT Hfll I I All -
ULMIH Ur VYILLIRItt
WAYBR1GHT SUNDAY
Old Time Burlington Engineer Pas
sed Away Yesterday at His
Home After Long Illness
Fn.tii Monday's ral!y.
The message was received lust ev
ening 1 y relatives of the death at
his home in Lincoln yesterday noon
or William Waybright. a pioneer
Burlington railroad man. The deceas
ed was a brother of. Morgan Way
liiieht (t Los Angeles and who is
visiting lure at the present time and
was ,i!s)
a brother-in-law of James
II. Siiort of the city.
The deceased was sixty-one years
of age at the time of his death and
has since ISSfi been employed by the
Purlineton being first employed in
the shops in this city and later tak
ing up the train servi.-e and was for
some thirty years one of the engin
eers running out of Lincoln. He left
Plattsmouth for Lincoln just after
1 lie strike of 1SSS and has since
made has home in that city and Om
aha. Four weeks ago Mr. Waybright
was called upon to part with his
wife wllo passed away and since that
time he has been gradually sinking,
haviiiir for the past year been suffer
ing from the effects of a parallytic
Mfoke and another of the strokes a
short time since hastened his death.
The funeral services will he held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock .if
1 inc.dn and the interment made
t here.
STILL NO LIGHT ON
DISAPPEARANCE CASE
: T.. , .
Matter of Disappearance of Earl R.
iravis is ami aniowaca in mys
tery as No Clues Revealed
The mystery surrounding the dis
appearance of Karl 11. Travis, from
Kansas City otr the L'nth of June
seems to still l.e unsolved us no clue
ihnt could possibly lead to his being
found have been uncovered aliho the
search has been conducted by the
police department of Kansas City
ur-.d the Klks lodge of that city.
It is hoped to get word to ull the
cities near Kansas City where it
might be possible for the missing
man to have gone in uu effort to
give some word as to his where
abouts. It is possible it is thought
that he migjit have been taken ill
or have suffered some injury that
has prevented his communicat ion
with the relatives here and a thor
ough search will be made in all of
the smaller places in hope that sr.me
word of his whereabouts may be ob
tained. In case that the young man has
nut with foul play it is hoped that
the sear-h will at least reveal some
clue that will be definite assurance
to the family of where Karl may
have gone and what has befallen
him.
The local lodge of the Elks have
tuken the matter tip with the Kan
sas City lodse who are conducting
an investigation int; the case but
which has so far proven fruitless.
PLATTS WINS FROM
ROCK BLUFFS TEAM
First Defeat oi the Season for Capt.
Gayer s Nine is Administered bv
the Players From This City
From Monday's IIlv.
i Yesterday afternoon a team of the
young ball players of the city pilot
ed by Johnnie Wolff, motored down
to Kock Bluffs where they engaged
(the base ball team of that locality
that is captained by II. L. Gayer.
The game was very much one sid
ed with the score of 19 to 4 in fav-
r if iht Plallsmnnlh fe.im nnrl wns
in the field or woin and tiuttery as
i well as the shortston work of "Hub"
Martin as well, as Sohubech and Bur-
klo of second and first.
.... ... lnn
BAUK UN lilt JUb Arltn
AN ENFORCED VACATION
From Monday's Da Its.
This morning the Burlington yard
force had an addition to their num
ber in the person of Yardmaster
Charles S. Johnson, who after an
enforced vacation of three and a half
months, returned to work. Mr.
Johnson has been in very poor health
and his condition made necessary-
his taking1 a rest and treatment and
for the greater part of the time he
has been at Union at the home of
his daughter. Mrs. A. V. Propst and
family, and is now feeling a great
deal improved in health and ready
for the job of keeping the traffic in
the. yards going as of old.
Wa do all fciftna or loti printing
ENJOYING AUTO TOUR
Mr. and Mrs. C L. Pease of this
city are now enjoying a brief out
ing in lllnois. with relatives and
friends as well as affording Mrs.
Pease the opportunity of isiting the
wholesale houses
chasing the new
in Chicago and pur
stocks for the mil
linery store in this city. The trip
was made in the auto of Mr. Pease
and etiroute to Chicago they stop
ped at a number of places over the
stale to visit with relatives. They
were anticipating a fine time when
leaving here and will doubtless ful
ly realize their expeetation in the
trip.
EAGLE TEAM BESTS
WEEPING WATERITES
West End Aggregation cf All Home
Players Hand Defeat to Their
Opponents From Ssuth
Prom Wednesday's I 'ally.
The sun does not shine with its
usual warmth and brightness today
in our neighboring city of Weeping
Water and the murmur of the sob
bing waters of the fa hied creek
flowing to the sea tells the story of
the humiliation that was thrust on
the baseball fans f that place yes
terady afurnoon when the Kjgle
baseball team hung a large sized de
feat on them by thf score of f. to 0.
The Weeping Water baseball team
has been the source of much pride
to the residents rf that city and
justly so. as in the past they have
made merry with many of the teams
of the surrounding cities including
that of Plattsmouth and had visions
ni a defeatless career for the season.
But ihe team from the hamlet of
Kagle proved the undoing of the
haughty Weepers and when the hooks
and drops of Earnest Trumble began
in dart over the home pl3te the play
ers of our neighboring village re
cognized that their day of triumph
had ceased and that, the Eageites
vere there to do business with them.
The Weeping Water team to add to
ihe merriment of the game had seven
errors checked up against them and
which allowed their opponents to
score whenerer tlvv felt that way.
Buckmaster, of Ashland, who i
their regular guy in throwing for
Weeping Water did nt survive the
onslaught of the visitors and was re
placed hy Klepser. hut the jig was
up as far as winning was concerned.
Eddie Gradoville of this city did t'i-?
receiving for Weeping Water -.H1?
Crabtree was hack of The ivit for
Eagle and supported Trumble in
fine shape. Incidently i' may be re
marked that Trumble
best amatuer pitchers
or in this portion of
his work contributed
is one r.; the
in the county
the stnt- and
much to
t lie
success of his team this season.
JOHN W. GRABILL
IN NEW LOCATION
Opens Plattsmouth's First Optical
Supply House and Ready
For Business
The first real optical supply house
in the city has been formally opened
l.y John W. Crabill in the room in
the Hotel Wagner building and Mr.
Crabill is now ready to look after
the needs of his customers in this
line of work.
The business of the city would
not seem natural without the genial
presence of Mr. Crabill as he has
long been identified with the active
life of the community and his host
of friends are pleased to see him open
this new business house that is fill
ing a ,long felt want here.
Mr. Crabill has been a licensed op
titionist for the past seventeen years
and has in the past treated and test
ed hundreds of the residents of this
community most successfully in cas
es of eye trouble and with the great
est of success.
The new store and sales room is
very attractively arranged and when
the stock is fully placed wjll have
one of the finest lines of its kind in
this portion of the state. Spectacles,
eye and noe glasses of all descrip
tions will be kept on hand for the use
of the patrons of the establishment
and Mr. Crabill will he glad to look
after the needs of any of his friends.
In addition to the optical line the
Victrola agency will still be kept up
by Mr. Crabill and he has a very
attractive room arranged for the de
monstration of this lin of musical in
strument.. SHOWING GOOD PROGRESS
The reports from the University
of Nebraska hospital in Omaha state
that Miss Lillie Lamphear. who was
operated upon there last week for
a severe case of appendicitis is now
showing some improvement and it
is thought now is out of danger, al-j
though she is still far from being'
able to leave the
tient had a very
nospitai. Ihe pa-
severe case of ap-
pendicitis and the appendix had
j burst before reaching the hospital
and after th oneration nneumonia
i
developed that made the case a very
dangerous one for several days. The
many friends of the farcilv here w ill
be pleased to learn that the patient
i tlott:'; so well.
I
I BUhk Books at Xht Journal Office,
PAVING MATTER
TO REST FOR
A SHORT TIME
CITY COUNCIL OPENS BIDS AND
LAYS MATTER OVER UNTIL
THURSDAY EVENING
i
From Tuesday's Da II v.
Last evening the city x-onncil
chamber was filled to its capacity by
those who were interested in some
way with the matter of the paving
of the new district just created, and
despite the extreme heat the inter
iefted parties remained until the citv
dads had made a temporary disposi
tion of the matter of the bids.
All of the councilmen were on hand
when Mayor C. A. Johnson called the
city legislators to order and the bus
iness of the evening was at once en
tered into, when City Clerk Duxbury
commenced the reading of the nu
merous reports and communications
that had been placed in his hands.
The council was advised by Harry
S. Byrne, representative of the Fi
delity and Deposit Co.. of Maryland,
which company has the bond of the
city treasurer, that senate file 2Co re
quires that city depositories be des
ignated and the banks required to
file bonds in the suitable sums that
may be required. The matter was
referred to the finance committee for
suitable action.
The opinion of City Attorney C.
A. Rawls relative to the right of the
city council to cause to be issued pav
ing and intersection bonds in pay
ment of the work in various public
improvement
was formally
prepared by
acceptance
districts was read and
accepted, the resolution
Mr. Rawls covering the
bv the contractors of
these bonds
Chief of Police Jones
during the month just
had been fines of $12".
costs of $3C.
reported that
ended there
collected and
had been en
month's col
showed that
City Clerk Duxbury
joying a very pleasing
lections as his report
Sl,03.4 0 had been collected and
placed in tiie city strong box during
the past few weeks.
City Treasurer Hartford presented
his statement showing a balance in
the city treasury at the present time
of $59,31 and with registered
warrants in the sum of $111,000
against the city.
Police Judge M. Archer in his re
port stated that the sum of $150 had
been collected and turned over to the
treasurer as the result of the mis
deeds of the unfortunates brought
before the court.
Councilman Ptacek stated that the
city had been unable to get satis
factory results in the creation of a
paving district at the intersection
near the Masonic Home and asked
that the firm of Bruce &- Group, of
Omaha be secured to prepare the
plans, which was adopted.
The
committee which had charge
painting of the city hall, re
that the work had been com
and that the committee had
of the
ported
pleted
had the basement Of the building
painted., as it added to the general
appearance of the structure.
Councilman Bestor reported that
the finance committee had examined
the various lines of filing cabinets
for the office of the city clerk and
had decided that a fire proof metal i
case would he the best and one that!
could be enlarged from time to!
time, as the clerk might desire. Ai
cabinet of this kind would protect
the city records and could be se
cured for the sum of $1,14.25 and on
motion the same was ordered pur
chased. The resolution fixing the levy for
the year and setting aside the var
ious amounts to be taxed against
the nronertv in the citv was then
read and passed
on its. second audi
third readings.
The finance committee
Chairman Bestor, reported
through
that the
committee recommended
that the
sum of $2,997 be transferred from
the Washington avenue intersection
fund to the general fund of the
city as the intersection had been i
completed and paid for and on mo-!
tion this resolution was adopted.
The city had advertised
for hid
a I
for the sale of the old hose house on j
west Main street and two of these,
bids were received. William Falk of-j
fered the sum of $15 for the build-j
ing and T. J. Janda bid $30 and was'
unanimously voted the purchaser of
the building without any argument.
On the matter of the bids for side
walk woric for the coming Peason.
there were two bids. C. M. Parker!
offering to do the work for 19Vc'
per foot and William Keif for 20c!
per foot.- according to the specifica-j
tlons laid clown by the city in sub-!
mitting its estimate. j
Councilman Ptacek thought that
the prices of the bidders were rather,
high and he felt the city could bet
ter afford to secure a competent man ;
and have the work done themselves. !
xne council finally decided to hold
the bids un for a short time for in-
', vest i gat inn.
The main gI.jst Gf the meeting was
I . i, oi.-ori . tv.o - nini.. i.;
. i urn lanii. w.. v 1 1 u l . . put iiLir
' f or tne -pr jn the new projected!
district Nr.. 21. Three bids, from the!
. Americau Pavicr Corporation, the C. I
A Richey Paving company and Bert1
iColgman. were read and Mayor!
Jolnison referred them to a commit-j
tee composed of Councilman Ptacek,
wiib the
Kawls re-
tired to ihe
up the bids
reporting to
suit showed
i hose of the
poi-ation and
ante room aiiit checked
md tabulated I hem for
Ihe council. The re
thai two of the bids,
American Paving cor
Bert Coleman, had been
for re-iitl'orced
that of the C
concrete paving, and
A. Ilichey company
had been for brick block paving.
The American Paving corporation
bid was :!S..).:S.l fi ; Bert Coleman.
$.'15.41 4.1 " and the Richey company
for brick block. $50.521.5S.
On motion of Councilman Ptacek
the report was received and the mat
ter laid over to be taken up at a spec
ial session of the council on Thurs
day evening at 8 o'clock.
Councilman Ptacek also brought
up the often discussed question of
the extension of the city water on
west Oak street and suggested that
the committee of the council inter
view the residents of that part of
the city relative to assisting in gel
ting the water mains extended to
that section of town.
The following report of the finance
committee was received and adopted
and the various amounts ordered
pa id :
Platts Water Co.. for hydrant
rental Jf2.o0
J. N. Elliott, street commis
sioner
James Edwards, street work
Wallace Taylor, same
Carl Egenberger. same
O. L. York, same
John Zitka. same
Harry Gouchenour. same
Ed Trively. same
John Maurer, Sr.. same
00.30
4.13
4.13
'fi.
S3
TS
5S
2S
3 4
41.53
5 3.90
4.C7
S.10
Fred Vallery.
C. G. Fricke
J. B. McKee.
same
same
salary and ex-
pense
John Iverson. repairs
Neb. Gas Ac Electric Co.. for
10.50
;.oo
street lights
. 224.1 f
Archer & Forbes, for painting
city hall
Scott & Pickrel. taxi, police.
C. E. Hartford, stamps
Lincoln Tel .t- Tel Co.. reins
Neb. Gas H Elec. Co.. lights
at city hall
M. Archer, salary
F. G. Fricke & Co.. supplies.
Platts. Storage Battery Co.,
supplies fire department
Weyrich & Hadraba. spot lt.
Weyrieh & Hadraba. supplies
to city
1 16.$i0
1.75
144
5.4 5
2.30
30.00
2. fiT.
TS.hO
,s . 5 0
1 fi.51
HAS SOME CAR TROUBLE
Rev. H. G. McClusky. who with
li is family are enjoying their vaca
tion at Lake Okoboji. Iowa, has been
experiencing some of the troubles
that come to the owner of an auto
mobile. Rev. McClusky had placed
his car in a garage at Spirit Lake,
and had gone up the street looking
after some shopping and on his re
turn happened to pass the garage in
front of which his car was standing.
He noticed the odor of burning rub
ber and glancing around discovered
bis sedan smoking in great shape and
he at once sounded the alarm and
the workmen at the garage hastened
out and found that a small fire had
started in the car as the result of
a short in the wires leading from the
storage battery. The damage was
not great, hut it placed the car out
of commission for a few days and
the vacationists were compelled to
do their touring on foot for some
time.
Blank books! Yes you can get
of all kinds. The Journal.
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Ask Vour
Schulhof and Bestor, win
mayor and City Attorney
Farmers who seek a dependable bank con
nection are invited to investigate the facilities
offered by the First National Bank.
We understand farmers' requirements and.
we are prepared to serve them as their require-;
ments demand.
The merits of our service are best meas
ured by the increasing number of farmers who
bank here. Ask your neighbors about us.
The Fi rst Noonal Ban k
THE BANK WHERE VOU FEEL AT HOME
IATTSMOUTII JAY NEBRASKA.
1BESH
NEW PARK IS
BEING BOOSTED
BYJT1ZENS
MANY URGING THAT WASHING
TON AVENUE GROUNDS BE
PLACED IN SHAPE.
The long neglected Washington
avenue park seems about to come
into its own, judging frt'tn the sen
timent shown by the residents of the
community in the last few days and
which point clearly that there will
be something doing in developing the
plat of ground that has been ihe
property of the city for the past live
yea rs.
Work on the park has been check
ed to a great extent by the desire of
the city to use the surplus dirt thai
is on the site of the park, in inakinr
the fill for the extension of the Wash
ington avenue sewer, but as this
cannot lie started until at least the
coming fall, the citizens are pre
paring to start some immediate stfps
to have the park placed in use..
It will till a crying need in the
community life even under present
conditions if a little work is put in
on it. cleaning it up ami placing a
few conveniences there for the use
of the public. For many months
there has been need here for a place
where auto parties coming through
might camp and rest, as well as a
place where small shows or carnivals
might locate and this certainly would
be an ideal spot for both of these
purposes. It is within easy walking
distance of the main part of the city
and would require but very little ex
penditure to make it in tiri class
shape in every way.
There is plenty of room in the
grounds for playgrounds, baud stand
and if desired a small base ball dia
mond for the use of the people of
the city and as a whole it is an ideal
spot for a summer recreation place.
These were all taken in considera
tion when the tract cf land was se
cured, hut the coming of the war
and the unsettled conditions that
followed have checked the work in
a grear extent and it wan not until
the last few weeks that the general
public commenced to realize the o
sibilifies that existed there in a
seemingly worthless piece of land.
It is a very valuable proposition
for the city if properly handled and
should be given the fullest demon
stration in the future as the recrea
tion spot of the city where the resi
dents can enjoy their outings as well
as the residents of the larger cities
in their parks.
Now that the pro.-it ion is start
ed it should not be allowed to lau.
but be pushed to a successful com
pletion by all means.
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