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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 15, 1921.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
He may be mother's angel
child, but he sure gives his
clothes the very dickens.
It's these real live American bred boys that we're
prepared for in our boys' department.
Sturdy School Clothes,
Built to Stand the Wear and Tear!
Special Sale Price $6.50 Others to $ 1 0
Boys School Waists OA
Boys' Raincoats warm and dry, $4.75 to $7.50
Your chance is good to get one of these 20 prizes
offered to the boys who make the most out of
our name. First prize is a $10 sweater. Get in!
C. E. Wescott's Sons
NOT SO MANY AT
TEND STATE FAIR
Annual Event Closes With 55,303
Less Admissions Than Last
Year Price is High
Lincoln, Nebr., Sept. 9. The Ne
braska state fair closed for. the. year
at 4 o'clock this afternoon with a
total attendance of 215,366. The at
tendance on the last day was 9,118.
The total number to pass through
the gates of the fair during its per
iod thi3 year was 55,303 less than
the mark cf last year, which was
270,669. That figure exceeds the ex
pectations of fair officials by 15,000.
The state fair this year was some
what of a dlsappoistment, officials
admitted after the closing this af
ternoon. But it was being stated at the
same time that ithere was much
cause to feel satisfied. It was pointed
out that the total attendance was a
great deal more that that recorded
at state fairs In Iowa and Minnesota
this year. The attendance of the
Iowa fair fell off 25 per cent.
Some complaint was heard around
the grounds during the entire week
'-fi i -
If you are a judge of cloth, come to us,
you'll find the quality you are looking for. If
you ARE NOT, come to us and "leave it to us."
You want the BEST lawyer and the BEST
doctor. Men in need of clothes come to the
BEST clothing store.
The clothing business is a profession, too.
And if you don't know whether or not WE
know our business and will treat you right,
ask those who deal with us.
Wear our good, "nifty" clothes.
about the hign admission prices. It
was declared that if the board had
receded to the lower prices of form
er years more people would have at
tended. Officials of the fair associa
tion, however, declared that the
booking of attractions had to be
done early in the year, purses for
the races made up and general de
finite preparation made. This neces
sitated the assurance of at least as
much money as last year, it is said.
The falling off in attendance this
year means that the pnice cannot be
lowered next year either, according
to E. R. Purcell, member of the
board of managers.
NEW FURNITURE AND RUGS
Just arrived, everything for the
household. Come in and give us a
chance to 6ave you money on the
new goods with a new price.
GHRIST & GHRIST,
Phone 645 Plattsmouth.
Harsh physics react, weaken the
bowels, will lead to chronic constipa
tion. Doan's Regulets operate eas
ily. 30c a box at all stores.
Phone the Journal office when yon
are in need of job printing of any
kind. Best equipped shop in south
HAS EXCITING TIME
Prominent Resident of This City
Spends Night on the Missouri
Pacific Enroute Home.
One of the well known residents
of the west portion of the city is
"off" the Missouri Pacific railroad
system as a result of the strenuous
night that he spent Sunday attempt
ing to reach his home here from
Omaha, and which involves a long
It seems that the aforesaid resi
dent had Journeyed to the great me
tropolis in the early hours of Sun
day, primarily to enjoy a short out
ing and had been accompanied to
the Gate City by one of his close
friends who was also longing for a
spin in the pleasures of the city and
the invigorating effects of the bright
lights. All went merry until the ap
proaches of the still watches of the
night when the prominent resident
decided that he must seek the hearth
of his family and tore himself away
from the friend who remained in
the big town while the prominent
resident hastened to the Union sta
tion and boarded the midnight train
that plies between Omaha and the
far famed city on the Kaw river. All
was well until our friend, overcome
by the strenuousness of the day, de
cided to do the Rip Van Winkle act
on the train and lay down to sleep
and lo and behold in a twinkling of
an eye he was wrapped in slumber
so profound that the sound of can
non or the combined forces of the
porters and brakemen of the M. P.
could not awaken him when the var
nished cars reached Plattsmouth. It
was not until the sound of many
trains and the bumping incident to
switching woke the slumberer, that
he gazed out on a strange scene. He
rushed forth and lo and behold he
was in the city that has become fa
mous as the abode of Charley Graves
and Bill Banning. Now the wrath
of our friend waxed great and he
swore not unlike the once famous
Captain Kidd, the pioneer profiteer,
but to no avail until a daring idea
was born by the sight of a north
bound freight train. This train the
traveler boarded and soon was spin
ning toward the capital city of
Cass county and laughing softly at
the Joke he had played on the heart
less railroad corporation, but when
Plattsmouth was reached the laugh
ter ceased as the freight train sped
past the station wherein the famous
W. C. Foster presides and did not
even look like stopping. It was not
until the engineer stoped at LaPlatte
to take on water for the locomotive
that our friend alighted, sore in
spirit and body and vowing no more
would he travel over the Missouri
Pacific. He started home by the
only safe means of travel foot pow
er and as the first rays of the morn
ing sun shone over the beautiful sur
roundings of his home he arrived at
the domicile and was greeted by the
members of the family who marveled
much at the early hour that the fath
er and husband had chosen to arise,
and to them he gave no word as to
the cause of his early appearance,
aside from the desire to be up with
Anyone who desires to find the
exact distance from Omaha to Union
and return however, will be accom
modated by calling on this gentle
man who will explain it in the same
fitting language as he related ,the
incident to the reporter of this great
TOO MUCH POLITICS
IN VETERAN BUREAU
Medical Adviser Says It is Playing
Smash in Caring for Tubercu
lar Ex-Service Men.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 12.- Dr
Haven Emerson, medical adviser of
the veterans' bureau at Washington,
charged in a speech before the Mis
sissippi Valley conference on tuber
culosis tonight that the newly orga
nized veterans bureau was "being
made the football of politics," and
announced he had tendered his resig
nation as medical adviser effective
"Plumbers and policemen," he de
clared, "are being substituted for
scientific medical men in the soldiers'
bureau at Washington," which he
said had been taken away from the
public health service and was being
handled as a political organization.
"Unnecessary salaries to the extent
of $500,000 a year," Dr. Emerson de
clared, "are being distributed for
Lack of co-operation by ex-service
men is affording the greatest handi
cap to government efforts to care for
tubercular ex-soldiers, Dr. Emerson
declared. He said there are many
veterans "who establish the record
of their disease to draw their com
pensation and who insist on making
their own decision as to when they
are well enough to go home."
"We find patients eager to be
found sick, grateful for the declara
tion that they are worse, hopeful of
disability, clinging to any straw that
will permit them to stay on the hos
pital roster, indifferent to truth if
the monthly check can be increased,
reckless in their expenditures for
luxuries and gambling and the vices
of drugs and liquor," he said.
"Against this anti-social, unpatri
otic, selfish attitude, the whole
weight of the medical nursing and
other, staff of hospitals is directed."
Dr. Emerson said that on August
18 there were 10,916 tuberculosis
patients in hospitals under jurisdic
tion of the veterans' bureau and up
to that time there had been admit
ted under authority of the bureau,
45,605 tuberculosis patients.
The Journal office desires to pur
chase a quantity of clean rags. Bring
them to the office.
TO RETURN SOON
Mrs. A. W. Cloidt, who is at the
hospital in Omaha taking treatment,
is expected to return home in a few
days as she is showing great progress
and her family and friends are hope
ful that in a few days she may be
able to make the trip home. Mrs.
Cloidt is able to be up and around,
but the attending physicians have
insisted that she remain at the hos
pital until her case is completely
FORD SALES BREAK
ALL PAST RECORDS
Increasing Demand for Cars Among
Salesmen Shows Big Improve
ment in the Business.
On September" 2 Edsel B. Ford,
president of the Ford Motor com
pany, made the following announce
ment: "We are making another reduc
tion in the prices of Ford cars and
the Ford truck, effective today. The
new prices average $70 under for
mer prices, and are the lowest at
which Ford cars and .trucks have
ever been sold. List prices, f. o. b.
Detroit, are now as follows:
New Price Reduct'n
Chassis $295 $ 50
Runabout 325 45
Touring car 355 60
Truck 445 50
Coupe 595 100
Sedan 660 100
Every Known Economy
"This is the third price cut during
the past twelve months. On Septem
ber 22, 1920, the price of the Ford
touring car was reduced from $575
to $440; June 7 to $415 and now to
$355, making total reductions in this
type of $220, or 38 per cent. The
same proportionate reductions have
been made in all other types. One
year ago the price of the Ford sedan
was $975; today it lists at $660 with
the same equipment.
"We are taking advantage of every
known economy in the manufacture
of our products in order that we may
give them to the public at the lowest
possible price, and by doing that we
feel that we are doing the one big
thing that will help this country into
more prosperous times. People are
invested in prices and are buying
when prices are right.
Production Breaks Record
"The production of Ford cars and
trucks for August again broke all
previous high records with the total
reaching 117,696. This is the fourth
consecutive month in which our out
put has gone over the 100,000 mark,
the total for the four months being
463,074, which has gone a long way
in making possible the present re
ductions. June, this year, with an
output of 117,247, was the previous
"One noteworthy feature of our
sales is the increased demand for
Ford trucks and cars for salesmen.
This class of commercial business
has been gradually increasing the
past 60 days and we interpret it as a
very good sign of Improvement in
"No reduction has been made in
the price of the Fordson tractor, and
none Is contemplated."
JO REDUCE SURTAX
Finance Committee Approves House
Figure of 32 Per Cent Maxi
mum Ir.come Surtax Rate
Washington, Sept. 12. Two of
the four major provisions of the
house tax bill were aproved today
by the senate finance committee.
One gives the maximum income sur
tax rate of 32 per cent as compared
with the present :S per cent, and
the other increases by $500 the ex
emption allowed heud3 of families
receiving net incomej of $5,000 or
less and by $200 the exemption al
lowed for each dependent.
Chairman Penrose announced that
the committee wouiJ vote tcrmorrow
on the effective dat3 of the repeal of
the excess profits Even ihose
senators favoring Secretary's Mellou's
proposal to make th repeal retro
active to January 1 were of the opin
ion that the committee woali accept
the house provision far repeal as of
Should the houia .Lu? t-e approved
It was said that '.U commi''W prob
sbly would appr.-.ve repeal of trans
portation taxes as of Tan.iury 1, and
most of the other taxv::peuls pro
vided for in the house b'il. .-creraTy
Mellon's proposal Tor retention of
the transportation !?v!es ntt year
at one-:ialf the present rates and the
restoration of a tax on cosmetics,
perfumery and proprietary medi
cines were predicted upon retroac
tive repeal cf the profits tax.
In voting to reje;t Secretary Mel
lon's proposal that the maximum in
come surtax rate be reduced to 25
per cent, the committee took under
consideration a treasury plan to re
duce the rate in each income surtax
bracket by J per ent to lighten the
taxes on those having incomes of
less than $68,000 as well as those
whose Incomes exceed that amount.
Several new tax proposals are to
be presented, but Chairman PenroFe
said it had been decided to have a
final vote on the bill Friday to give
draftsmen and experts time to ptlt
the measure in shape for presenta
tion to the senate September 21.
The question of the amount of the
increase to be made In the corpora
tion income tax as an offset to the
repeal of the excess profits tax has
not been i cached. The house bill
fixes the total at 12 per cent in
stead of the 15 per cent recommend
ed by Mr. Mellon.
Boolcs! Books! Books! We have
them till you can't rest, at the Jour
CITY HALL IS REAL
NIFTY PLACE NOW
New Paper and Paint Makes the In
terior of City Hall a Most
Attractive Spot to View
The interior of the Plattsmouth
city hall hac just been treated to a
thorough overhauling and cleaning
and also received the attentions of
Herb Cotton and h,c; assistant, Geo.
Jackson, so that it is now one of the
attractive appearing buildings of the
city. The council chamber as well
as the office of Police Judge Archer
is resplendent in new tan colored
paper with very artistic trimmings
and the floors are finished in a soft
tint of gray, making a very restful
blending of colors. The furniture
and fixtures have been treated to a
new coat of varnish and placed in
the best of shape and certainly looks
a great deal better in every way.
The clean up has dven extended to
the fire truck storage room that has
also been painted up in fine shape.
The council chamber also is boast
ing a large American flag that was
placed there Monday by City Clerk
Duxbury and Chief of Police Jones
and now hangs behind the desk of
his honor, the mayor of the munici
pality. The work is certainly money well
invested as it has added 100 per
cent to the appearance of the room
in every way.
MORE MEN TO BE
TAKEN ON AT SHOPS
Fifty-Eight More Employes will be
Added to Payroll Here as Soon
as Possible to Get Them.
One of the most pleasing items ot
news heard for sometime was that
of the intention of the Burlington
to increase the working force of the
shops here by some fifty-eight men.
The new employes will be largely
high class mechanics and will be dis
tributed over the different depart
ment of the shops. Many of the men
formerly employed in other depart
ments have been placed at work in
the freight car repair department
but these men will now be able to
take up their former work and the
newer men will be placed at work
in the freight car department.
The additional force will greatly
increase the output of all the de
partments of the shops and has
greatly pleased Mr. Beard, the sup
erintendent as well as the force of
SCHOOL LAW LIABIL
Drivers Transporting Children May
Give Personal Bond in Lieu of
Surety Company Bond.
Assistant Attorney General Chas.
S. Reed, was given an opinion in
which he says the object of section
7 of S. F. 293, relating to employ
ment of drivers by school boards to
transport children to and from school
and to give a bond for damages in
a sum not to exceed $5,000, was to
protect all who might be damaged by
reason of the carelessness of a driver,
and to transfer the liability from the
school district to the driver employ
ed. The board should use its best
judgment in regard to the size of
the bond, not to exceed $5,000. The
law does not require a bond from a
company, and a surety bond signed
by an individual may be accepted,
but the law provides that when a
premium is paid for a bond it shall
be paid out of the school funds. In
many districts subject to this act,
difficulty has been had to get bond
ing companies to become surety for
drivers. If the courts should hold
that a surety company bond is neces
sary the district might be liable for
damages, therefore if a board accepts
an individual bond or personal bond
it should be a good and sufficient
bpnd, not to exceed $5,000.
FIND WORK FOR NUM
BER OF IDLE MEN
Auction Block Scheme Being Con
ducted on Boston Common is
Boston, Sept. 9. The collapse of
Edward Dixon, of Philadelphia, ap
parently from malnutrition, just after
his services had been sold to the
highest bidder, brought the second
day of the auction block for unem
ployed men on the common to a close
after twelve men had been promised
work. Dixon, a world-war veteran,
said one meal a day and .sometimes
not that had been his portion.
Bidders were more plentiful today
than yesterday and many pledges of
food and clothing for the men, in ad
dition to payment of wages were
forthcoming. Women acted as auc
tioneers and put the men, stripped
to the waist, thru exercises to show
NEW WRIGHT NOVEL
The latest work from the pen of
America's foremost novelist, Harold
Bell Wright, is "Helen of the Old
House" and the Journal office has
just received a number of the hand
8omely bound novels from (the Apple
ton company. This novel 'is one that
has brought added luster to the fame
of Mr. Wright as one of the leaders
of American literature. The price of
this edition is only 12.00 per volume
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A PLEASANT SURPRISE
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last Saturday evening witnessed a
very pleasant gathering at the home
of B. C. Hyde. It came as a sur
prise on Miss Ella, being the occa
sion of her 17th birthday.
A bunch of young friends and rel
atives gathered to spend the evening
with her and spent the time most
merrily with music, games and other
At the midnight hour dainty re
freshments were served, after which
the guests departed declaring - they
had had a most pleasant time and
wishing Miss Ella many more such
Those in attendance were Freda
and Minnie Klinger, Edna and Ethel
Born, Verna Stoehr, Bernice Her
ring, Lela Parker, Elmer and Clifford
Stoehr, John Klotz, Frank Miller,
Henry Ofe, Charles Koke, Henry,
Harold and Ralph Hyde and the
guest of honor, Ella Hyde.
Accidents will happen, but the
best regulated families keep Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil for such emer
gencies. Two sizes, 30c and 60c, at
Your ad will carry punch if you
write it as a plain "selling talk" in
stead of trying to fuss it up with
frills and exagerations.
IT IS COMMON CENTS THAT MAKE DOLLARS AND
ENOUGH DOLLARS MAKE A FORTUNE.
IF YOU EVER EXPECT TO HAVE "A BARREL OF MONEY"
YOU MUST USE COMMON SENSE AND BANK REGULARLY A
PART OF YOUR INCOME.
NOR MUST YOU LET SOME PEDDLER OF A "FAKE"
SCHEME GET IN HIS WORK ON YOU. .
CONSULT YOUR BANKER BEFORE YOU INVEST.
WE WILL PAY YOU INTEREST ON YOUR TIME AND SAV
ALL DEPOSITS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE DEPOSITORS
GUARANTY FUND OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.
WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE.
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A BIG EVENT
The Cas3 county fair which is to
be held at Weeping Water on Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday, Sep
tember 2S. 2& sind 30th promise to
be one of the biggest events of its
kind ever held in the county and ono
that every lover of the products of
this great agricultural section should
attend. Live stock as well as the
products of the farm and the work
of the domestic side of farm life will
be shown. Set the dates aside and
attend the big Cass county fair and
you will be well repaid.
EX-GOVERNOR'S MOTHER DEAD.
Falls City, Neb., Sept. 12. Ex
Governor J. M. Morehead was called
to Des Moines yesterday by the death
of his mother, who had reached the
age of ninety-two. She was born in
New York in 1829. Her ancestors
came to America in 1633. Her grand
father fought in the revolutionary
war, her father in the war of 1812,
two brothers In the Mexican war,
and three brothers in the civil war.
Her husband died in 1S88.
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