The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 12, 1921, Image 1

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"VOL. NO. xxxvin.
NO. 17
Hugh Kearns Post No. 56 of This
City Names Representatives to
the Fremont Convention
From Thursdays raii
Last evening the members of Hugh
J. Kearns post No. 56, American Le
gion of this city, met at their club (
rooms to take up the matter of thet
selection of the delegates to the
state convention of the Department
of Nebraska, which is to meet at
Fremont on September 2S:h, 30th.
and October 1st.
In the contest for securing new
members, Edward Kelly and Aubrey
Duxbury were tied and on motion of
Mr. Duxbury, Kelly was voted the
honor of attending the convention
as delegate at large. The post then
proceeded with the election of the
remaining four delegates and five
alternates. Much interest was shown
in the selection of the men who are
to take part in the state meeting
and the delegates elected were Au
brey Duxbury. Raymond Larson, Will
Shopp and Edwin A. Fricke. As al
ternates to the convention Harrison
Gayer. Alfred Wilson. Emil J. Hild.
Thomas L. Short and John Palacek
were named.
The forthcoming state convention
will launch a campaign for Earl M.
Cline. of Nebraska City, past state
commander, as a candidate for the
position of national commander be
fore the convention at Kansas City,
and the wholehearted support of the
Nebraska delegates will go to Mr.
Cline. The Legion post of this city
was one of the first in the state last
year to urge the endorsement of Mr.
Cline for the position of commander,
although at that time he would not
consent to the use of his name.
A number of very important mat
ters will be taken up at the forth
coming; meeting of the Legion state
convention and the selection of the
strong delegation from the local post
will result in this city having an im
portant part in the proceedings of
the meeting.
Enrollment Completed and Teaching
. Force Lined up for the Corn
ins Nine Months' Work
The Plattsmouth public schools
are . now well under way for the
season of 1921 and the enrollment
for the year is very satisfactory. The
high school attendance is about the
same as last season, 206 being en
rolled and with forty non-resident
students in attendance. The junior
high school has an enrollment of
170 for the year.
The total enrollment, of the schools
of the city reaches 1,003, and the
only decreases shown are in the
grade3, where a number of pupils of
Irst year have taken up their studies
at the St. Joi n's parochial school,
which is in operation this year and
which therefore takes a few out of
the public school.
The nr.rabcr of pupils in the grades
in the various buildings are as fol
lows: Central building:. 305: Colum
bian. 105; 1st ward. 36; East 2nd
ward, 34; Wintersteen hill. 55; South
Park, 39; Mercervillo. 20.
Superintendent De Wolfe has the
teaching force well organized for the
years work and the schools have
started out in fine shape to conduct
the fall and winter courses of study
for the young people. A large num
ber of the teachers this year are
rerving their first terms in this .city,
but sre rapidly becoming acquainted
with tho students.
Decides Case of the City Against'
Emil Koukal in Favor of City
Will be Appealed.
From-Thursday's Dally.
The case of the City of Plattsmouth
against Emil A. Koukal. which oc
cupied the attention of the police
court yesterday morning, was decid
ed yesterday afternoon by Judge M.
Archer in favor of the city and the
defendant found guilty of possession
of intoxicating liquor, as charged in
the -complaint. The fine will be
fixed -at $100.
This case will be appealed by the
defendant to the district court for
trial at the fall term.
At the hearing in the police court
there was no evidence offered by the
defense and their side of the case
will be more fully shown at the trial
in the higher court.
John Gauer and wife and John
Meisinger and wife have just re
cently returned from an auto trip
out to Kncx county, spending the
time thers with relatives and friends
and enjoving the opportunity of a
real good rest.
Blank Books at the Journal Office.
The South Fifth and Sixth street
hills, along which the water has
cut deep ditches and now makes its
way in the center far below the curb
and gutter line, are to be graded up
and rounded off so the water will
drain into the gutter. This will be
pleasing news to the autoists who
have to negotiate these streets eith
en longways cr crosswise. The street
commissioner announces this work
will be undertaken at an early date.
Edward Donat Has Call from Neigh
bor with Whom He Made Trip
from Europe in 1890.
From Thursday's Daily.
Yesterday Edward Donat received
a most pleasant surprise when there
arrived in this city for a visit with
him, his traveling companion from
the shores of Europe thirty years
ago. and whom he had not seen for
a like period of years. Time has
brought many changes not only to
Edward but his friend as well and
jt was with difficulty that the two
friends recognized each other after
the lapse of more than a quarter of
a century.
This friend. Louis Fusick. was a
native of Rouchovany, Moravia, while
a few miles distant in the village of
Dresovic. Mr. Donat was reared, and
the two boys became acquainted with
each other through their church and
when in the year 1890 they decided
to seek their fortune in- the new
world they were both passengers on
the "Karls Ruhl" and landed in the
United States together. At Chicago
their paths separated as Mr. Donat
came on to Plattsmouth and Mr.
Fusick went on to the wert coast. A
year later he came to Chicago to
visit and stopped here to see Mr. Do
nat, which "was the occasion of their
last visit together.
For a number of years, Mr. Fu
cick resided on the Pacific coast and
finally drifted to Alaska, where he
has made his home for the past 22
years. He is now enroute to Europe,
the third trip since going to Alaska
aid5e' reels thafne 'will probably
decide to locate there and spend his
declining years in the new republic
of the old world.
During his stay in Alaska he has
been at Fairbanks and Nome during
the gold excitements and worked ten
and twelve hours in the mines, later
going to Seward, where he located
in the bakery business until about
a j-ear ago.
He has had many thrilling experi
ences in the life in the northland
and the spirit of adventure is still
calling him as he is contemplating
a trip to Siberia in case he is not
satisfied with life in the old home in
Miss Mathilde Soennichsen Hostess
in Honor of Bride-to-Be Re
ceives -Many Gifts.
From Thursday's Dally.
The hospitable Soennichsen home
was the scene last evening of a most
delightful gathering, when Miss Ma
thilde Soennichsen entertained a
number of ladies at a miscellaneous
shower in honor of Miss Edna Peter
sen, whose marriage to Mr. John
Scbutz is to occur in the near fu
ture. The home was very prettily ar
ranged with decorations of the late
summer asters and garden flowers
and made a very pretty setting for
the Jolly party of young people. The
bride-to-be received a large number
of very beautiful gifts from the
friends which will be cherished dur
ing the years to come.
Music was one of the chief fea
tures of the evening and much en
joyment was derived in the numbers
given by the members of the party
until a late hour when the guests
departed wishing Miss Edna much
happiness in the future years.
The Home chapter Eastern Star of
this city enjoyed one of the most de
lightful meetings of the fall at their
lodge rooms on Tuesday evening ou
the occasion of receiving into the
order a number of new members.
The beautiful work of the order was
conferred on Rev. W. A. Taylor and
wife, John Lidgett, Union; Misses'
Mable Lee Copenhaver and Marjorie
Brinklow of this city.
Following the session of the lodge
the member3 were invited to the
banquet hall where a fine repast had
been prepared by the ladies and
here the members spent the closing
botfrs of the evening. Rev. Taylor
gave a very elequent address on the
work of the O. E. S. and responses
were also made by a number of oth
ers of the members.
Advertising is printed salesman
ship generalized sufficiently to carry
appeal to the varied class of readers.
Does your ad come within these requirements?
Old Time Burlington Railroad Men
Band Together Two Score of
Eligible in Shops Here.
Veteran employes of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy Railroad com
pany and their ladies partook of their
first annual banquet at the Masonic
temple in Havelock Monday evening.
Approximately two hundred were in
attendance and besides indulging in
an elaborate spread, they heard fe
licitous talks by W. F. Thiehoff. gen
eral manager of the lines west; J.
N. Redfern, superintendent of the
relief and employment department;
Thomas Roop, superintendent of mo
tive power and W. F. Ackerman, su
perintendent of the Havelock shop3.
The veterans' organization of the
Burlington came into existence a
year ago and is made up of employes
who have been with the company for
twenty years or longer. It was or
ganized at Havelock and has ap
proximately 400 members, scattered
all over the system. Headquarters
are to be maintained at Havelock and
it is proposed to organize local
branches in all places where there
are a sufficient number of employes.
There are some forty members of the
association in Plattsmouth and it is
probable that within a short time a
branch will be established here and
the next annual gathering held in
this city, where the greater part of
the veterans on lines west first enter
ed the railroad work.
The banquet at Havelock was at
tended by William Ballance and
John H. Hallstrom of the local
The motto of the organization is
"Friendship, efficiency, -loyalty and
progress." and all of the speeches,
which were impromptu, had to do
these qualities. In his annual ad
dress. President Schirk strongly ad
vovocated the Institution of a pension
rystem. declaring that one who has
put in the best part of his life with
an employer is entitled to be taken
care of in his old age, not as a
matter of charity but as a matter of
right. He thought that something
of this kind would tend to increase
loyalty an4 do away with labor
troubles. - s
General Manger Thiehoff congrat
ulated the employes upon their or
ganization, which was endorsed as
a good thing for everyone. He as
serted that the company is interested
in keeping its old workmen, who are
its very best asset. Redfern spoke
along the same line and stated that
the reason the Burlington is able o
make its securities is that the men
who have money to invest know that
this road has an organization and a
body of workmen whose loyalty can
not be questioned and who can al
ways be depended upon. Superinten
dent Roop spoke on "Safety First."
and declared that this motto is ever
in the minds of Burlington men and
as a result no road in the country
has fewer accidents.
During the banquet music was fur
nished by the Havelock orchestra,
under the direction of R. E. Ashman.
Several numbers were also given by
a male quartette under the leadership
of L. C. Brown.
Officers of the veterans organiza
tion all of whom reside in Havelock
are Michael Schirk, president; Geo.
C. Hawkins, vice president; H. B.
Kepner, secretary and George Ander
son, treasurer.
A number of the residents of this
locality who have visited the state
fair at Lincoln this year are rather
outspoken in regard to the matter of
charges made for admission to the
groucls and the general costliness
(of the fair as a whole. They say
that the person owning a car is
compelled to pay 75c admission for
the car, and 75c for each person oc
cupying the car and that the only
advantage of the admission is that
it gives a further opportunity to be
milched of their coin. An extra ad
mission is charged for the races and
all of the concessions are heavy mon
ey grabbers altho of course it is up
to the visitor whether or not they
want to patronize the concessions.
The admission ito the fair grounds
the chief object of criticism as
Kansas and a number of other state
fairs have abolished the paid ad
mission to the . fair grounds while
here the charge is. .higher this year
than any time before in the history
of the fair association.
. Misses Edith and Margaret Stan
der entertained a number of young
ladies at thfir home on Wednesday
night of la-. week at a slumber par
ty. They ;pcnt a merry evening to
gether and enjoyed a delightful
breakfast at the lage north of town
the next morning.
The guests were Misse3 Marguerite
Wiles of Plattsmouth; Miss Edith
Fiddock of Elsie; Clara and Esther
Noyes, Gertrude Phelps and Nola
Noyes. Miss Fiddock has accepted a
school near Elmwood in the district
where the C. C. Jackman family re
side and will probably board -with
them during the school year. Louis
ville Courier.
Lost anything fouid anything- i
Try a Journal ad, "They satisfy."
The Journal is in receipt of a let
ter from Miss Grace H. Nolting of
this city, ordering the Journal cent
to her at South Sioux City, where
she is now teaching and where her
sister. Miss Ellen, is also employed
as a teacher in the public schools
there. ,
Miss Nolting states that A. O.
Eggenberger, formr principal of th?
high school here is. living near where
the Misses Nolting are staying and
that Mr. Eggenberger is now engag
ed in newspaper work.alihough he
has been superintendent of schools
there for the greater part of the time
since leaving Plattsmouth.
Boys' Class of Presbyterian Church
Meet Last Night at the Home
of Their , Teacher
From Friday's Daily.
The hoir. of Mr, and Mrs. George
L. Farley was the scene of a most de
lightful gathering las: evening
when the young lads comprising the
Sunday school cla?s of Mr. Farley
gathered to Render a farewell to
Robert Haseneyager, one of their
number who is to soon leave for
Hastings to take up his school work
in that city.
The time was ?pent pleasantly in
games cf all kinds .and at which the
young people enjoyed themselves to
the utmost and the opportunity of
visiting wth Robert was taken ad
vantage of to the fullest extent. The
guest cf toonor was presented with
a very hardseme token of the es
teeem and effeetion with which he
has teea held by his associates dur
ing the couise of the evening.
At a euitible hour dainty refresh
ments served to add to the delights
of the members o the party and it
wa3 a late hour when they departed
homeward wishing their young
friends much succes in his school
work. Thus in attendance at the
gathering were: George Schmidtman,
Charle3 Hartford, George Persinger,
Harold Smith, Donald Dickson, Ray
mend Meisinger, Karl Wurl. Will
Matschnlatt. Robert Haseneyager,
GJen Henr-.'OttTrHty, Fred Tril
ety. Elmer Johnso:!. George Eber
sole, Earl Troop, and the teacher,
Mr. G. L. Farley.
The young men felt that the event
was one of the greatest of pleasures
and ar very grateful 1o Mrs. Far
ley an slaughters, Edith and Helen
who a3iJted in seeing that they were
royally entertained.
Woman Injured at Payne, Insists
That Companion is Harry
Smith cf St. Joseph, Ko.
The rendition of the man and wo
man found in a box car here last
Sunday and who were injured by a
beating, continues about the same,
the reoorts from Omaha state.
The woman in the case still clings
to her storv that her companion is
Harry Smith of St. Joeeph, Miss
ouri, and that he is her husband, al
tho at other times she insists her
name i.- Ada Jones.
The condition of the woman is
still serious and in her hazy state of
mind it is difficult to get a real
clear statement as to he case from
her at this time, the beating given
by the tramps seemingly to have af
fected her mind to a greater or less
extent and ther is a possibility that
the two parties may be man and
wife and out on their honeymoon.
Mrs. W. H. Martin of Omaha has
identi5ed the injured man as a form
er resident of St. Joseph. Missouri,
and that his name was Smith. Previ
ous reports had given the man's
name as Hicks and his residence as
Another young man from the old
home town stepped out from the
ranks of the bachelors and joined
the Benedicts last Saturday, when
Thomas Stander, of Louisville and
Miss Myrtle Murray of Omaha were
married by Rev. John Calvert, of the
Benson M. E. church, at the parson
age. Rev. Calvert is an old friend
of the Stander family and at one
time was pastor of the M. E. church
at Louisville.
The bride is a very sweet and
charming young lady and is well
known to a number of our young
people. The groom Is the eldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Stander, a pio
neer family of influence and promi
nence in this vicinity. He is em
ployed by the Nebraska Tire company
and the young couple will make
their home in Omaha. The Courier
! Joins with the many friends in ex
tending congratulations and best
wishes. Louisville Courier.
Adam Meisinger of near Cedar
Creek was in the city today for a
niiu ill? uiciv-uauia.
If yon want good printing let as
do your rork. Best eauipped job
shop in southeastern Nebraska,
Hiss Margaret E. Rishel and Mr.
Adam KafFenberger Married
Here Last Evening.
from Friday's Dallr.
Last evening at 7 o'clock at the
parsonage of tho First Methodist
church occurred the marriage of two
of the well known young people of
this community, Miss Margaret E.
Rishel and Mr. Adam H. Kaffenberg
er. The wedding was quite simple,
the young people being accompanied
by Miss Freda Otterstein and Mr.
Marvin Stiles as bridesmaid and
groomsman, and the impressive mar
riage service was read by the Rev.
A. V. Hunter, pastor of the church,
of which the bride has been a life
long member.
The bride was attired in a very at
tractive traveling suit and wore a
hat to match the costume. The groom
was garbed in the conventional dark
suit. Following the wedding cere
mony the bridal couple motored to
Omaha, where they will be guests of
relatives for a short time and from
there go to South Dakota to visit
with friends and enjoy a short honey
moon after which they will return
to this city and be at home to their
friends on the farm of the groom,
where they expect to reside in the
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Rishel and has spent
her lifetime in this city, where she
possesses a large circle of warm
friends who will be pleased to learn
of her new happiness and join in
wishing Mr. and Mrs. Kaffenberger
the greatest of happiness in the years
to come. The groom is one of the
enterprising young farmers of this
community and a son of Mrs. Adam
Kaffenberger and a member of one
of the leading families of Cas3
Claude Seiver is now realizing the
ambition, of his life, the opportunit
to breed and raise live stock and at
the same time produce the grain,
hay and pasture to feed them and
put them in condition for market.
For a number of years Claude has
been delivering oil and gasoline for
the Standard Oil Co. over this ter
ritory and at the same time has kept
a pen of thoroughbred Poland China
hogs, some pure bred chickens and
a Jersey cow or two right here in
town and they have made him mon
ey. At last the time arrived for
him to launch out more extensively.
He rented the Buffalo Valley farm in
Dawson county of Walter BIske and
is now busy putting in his fall wheat
and perfecting arrangements for mov
ing his family. He writes that he
is delighted with the outlook and
says the farm just suits him.
"Buffalo Valley Farm" is located
in the famous Buffalo valley, joining
the townsrite of Buffalo. It consists
of 320 acres. 200 acres are in cul
tivation and the balance is in hay
and pasture land. A good house and
all kinds of out buildings make it
just the kind of a "layout" that our
friend Claude has been dreaming of
for a long time and the Courier is
glad to know that he is so well pleas
ed. We are sure that he will make
good and with his love for this
class of work it will be but a short
time before we hear of him shipping
stock to the Omaha market. Louis
ville Courier.
From Friday's tally.
Last evening the Boilermakers
and Machinists team of the local
shops and the Cribs, one of the local
hall teams tangled cn the Eagles'
diamond in what resulted in an 8 to
S score. The Boilermakers had "Liz"
Luschinsky on the mound for the
opening portion of .the game but he
was later relieved and Harry New
man substituted but by this time
the Cub? were hitting a fast clip
and it was Impossible for the shop
team to win out. The Boilermakers
had a six to two score in their favor
up to the fifth inning and in this fa
tal frame the Cubs sent 5 runs over
the plate and in the sixth succeeded
in tyissr up the score. Darkness fast
approaching the game was called
and will be played off . at a future
date when conditions are mere fav
orable. Joe McCarthy ,didt the tossing
for the Cubs. V ' .
Nick and Walter Peterson and
their families and their mother, Mrs.
George W. Peterson, visited relative
at Palmrya Tuesday. In the evening
as they were about to start home
the elder Mrs. Peterson fell from
the sidewalk and broke her ankle.
In the darkness she was unable to
see the dangerous hole in the corner
just where the cross-walk joins the
sidewalk and missed stepped. She
was brought home at once, where,
as per telegram instructions. Dr.
Longaere was awaiting her arrival.
At this writing s'he is getting along
very nicely and suffering no more
pain than is usual in 6uch cases.
Eagle Beacon.
The Journal office desires to pur
chase a quamtitr of elean rajs. Bring
them to the effice.
From Friday's 1ally.
Yesterday afternoon the Missouri
Pacific had a small wreck on their
Omaha-Weeping Water line, just at
the edge of the Manley yards. The
sand train south bound from Louis
ville to Weeping Water was just
pulling into the Manley yards when
the engineer discovered that a gaso
line propelled section car, carrying
the section crew was on the track i
just ahead of the approaching train.)
The section crew, consisting of M. E.
Neihart, foreman. Herbert Thacker
and George Schaffer also discovered
the approaching train about the
same time and proceeded to make a!
hurried getaway without injury, but
the car suffered severe damage when
the locomotive hit it.
Great Many of Those Graduating
Here This Year to Matriculate
in Other Institutions
The fall season brings to many of
those who graduated last spring
from the local high school an op-portunitj-
of continuing their stud
ies at one of the larger schools of
higher education, while others, and
especially the young ladies are tak
ing up teaching as their profession
and have already started in on their
school work.
The students who were at-Lincoln
last year attending the state univer
sity will almost all resume their
studies and among these are Misses
Mary Rosencrans, Eleanor Burnie,
Nora Livingston, Mariel Streight and
Verla Becker. Miss Helen Roberts,
who was at Lincoln last year, will
attend schcol at Vincennes, Indiana.
Mason Wescott, one of the class of
1921, will enter Northwestern uni
versity at Chicago, while Misses Al
ice Pollock and Fay Chase will at
tend the seminary at Rockford, Il
linois. John Sattler, Jr. and George
F. Dovey will attend the university
of Nebraska, at Lincoln and will
leave for that place in a short time.
Ralph Holme3 will also resume his
work at the Nebraska university as
a member of the engineering college,
while Robert Kroehler takes uT his
third year in the medical college of
the university, and according to the
laid out medic course, will take the
remainder of his studies at Omaha.
Gustav Brubacker and Miss Clara
Mae Morgan, both of the class of
1921, will be enrolled in the Uni
versity of Omaha for the year, while
Miss Mary Catherine Parmele will
also take up her school work in
Omaha. Claire Hudson will leave
at once to enter the Still college at
Kirksville, Missouri, to take up his
course of study to fit himself as an
osteopath. Miss Kathryn Waddick
will leave in a few days for Daven
port, Iowa, where she is to act as
instructor in music at the St. Cather
ine's school, an exclusive young
lsdies college conducted bj the Epis
copal church.
This morning Dr. H. C. Leopold of
this city operated on John, the young
son of Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Meisinger
of near Cedar Creek for the removal
of his tonsils and adnoids and as a
result of the operation the young
man Is feeiiDg very much improved.
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Farmers and business houses operate
largely on bank credit. Stop bank credit and
you stop business.
Bank credit is made possible by the de
posits of the people yours and your neigh
bors. People who act as their own bankers
cripple credit and slow up business.
Bank your money. Help make credit
for your home community. Plenty of credit
means plenty of business. You will profit
by it.
ff!MMMMMWIIJ'l''l"l'I.L11 F'Jj ' n. I III II
Judge Beglty Dismisses Action Brot
;?int Sheriff .Quinton and
Dissolve- Injunction
From Friday's Iailv.
Yesterday the district court took
up the matter of the application ;f
Henry Lincoln and the Lincoln Mo
tor Co. for a re. training order to
prevent Sheriff ('. I). Quinton from
disposing at public auction of the
Paige touring car taken here tome
time ag while conveying liquor. At
the tim-3 tho car was captured it was
in the possession of two Italians from
Omaha and later an action was filed
in the dis-trfct court by Mr. Lincoln
representing that the car had been
purcasenl from his company and
that lie held a mortgage on the car
and that tho purchaser cf the car
had not been aware of the intention
of the two Italians to take the car
and that it had been used without
the knowledge and consent of the
owner. The court after reviewing
the evidence in the case and the ar
gument of the attorneys decided in
favor of the defendant. Sheriff C. D.
Quinton and dissolved the tempor
ary restraining order that had been
issued to stop the sale of the car and
as a result the matter will take it
course unless the plaintiffs decide to
appeal :he matter to a higgler court.
In the application of the city of
Plattsmouth for a permanent Injunc
tion against the C. B. & Q. to pre
vent the garbage cars from being
left on the side tracks of the de
fendants in the corporative limits
of the cit. the court found for the
city and the injunction was made
permanent and the odors of the gar
bage will no more assail the nostrils
of the residents of the vicinity of
the tricks of the Burlington in the
east portion of the city.
Judga Begley also heard the case
of Clarenca F. Price vs Blanche E.
Price and the evidence of the plain
tic and the decree of divorce granted
as prayed for.
The l.idits of the St. Mary's Guild
enjoyed a very pleasant meeting on
Tuesday afternoon at the ham.e..o
Mrs. John A. Donelan on north
Sixth street. This was the first meet
ing of the fall season and the ladies
enjoyed the opportunity to the ut
most of getting together and begin
ning the work of the season. The
plans for the Christmas shop were
discussed and the work on the many
dainty articles will be pushed by
the guild ladies to a rapid conclus
ion in order that there may be an
ample f-upply of the dainty needle
work for this annual event which
has been looked forward too with
interest by the Christmas shopper.
Dainty refreshments were served by
the hostess at a suitable hour dur
ing the afternoon and which, allied
in making the occasion a mcst de
lightful one.
The reports received here from
the St. Catherine's hospital in Om
aha state that the man Hicks and
his companion, who were so badly
beaten up at Payne, Iowa, on Sun
day night, are now getting along as
well as could possibly be expected
and no fatal results are looked for
from the result of the beating.