The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 26, 1921, Image 1

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''-. . - cal Ecoiety X
was as successful as those that have.
preceded it and this in fhe fare of
the fact that at this sale the condi
tions were far less favorable than at
the three previous events.
The fact that the rainy weather
had held many back from attending
the Ak-Sar-IJen caused them to take
advantage of the nice weather yes
terday to visit the metropolis and
this had a tendency to check the
attendance at the sales clay, but nev-er-the-less
the stores of the city were
well filled all day with the careful
buyers to take the fullest advantage
of the bargains offered them by the
TLe afternoon crowd was very
large and the sales were numerous in
all of the stores and all lines were
TiatrnniTPil nc thf hnnPiri vs i
had evidently taken note of the ad
vertising of the merchants and de-c-6eJ
what they wanted and the
places to secure the needed articles
ar.d the result at this sale as well as
those that have preceded it showed
that the power of advertising was
the great factor in reaching the buy
ing public.
As a special feature of the sales
ay an aviator from the Nielson field
in Council Bluffs was here for ike
day and gave those desiring it a spin
in the air at a special reduced rate.
The flying fit-Id had been planned for
the land ea?t of the Burlington sta
tion but the aviator on his arrival
here derided that the ground there
wa1- too soft for the recent heavy
rains and would interfere with the
success of his nights and accordingly
it was decided to locate Jthe landing
field at the farm of S. A. Wiies south
west of the city, from where the
plane flew last summer during the
Bargains Circus. A great many of
the residents of the city and sur
round territory er.joyed trips up into
the blue sky during the afternoon
and early evening and the thrill ex
perienced will remain fresh in the
memory of the participants for a
long time.
While making a flight toward dark
last night the aviator had some trou
ble with his engine when about 100
feet in the air and was forced to
make a landing in a potato patch on
the Ed Spangler farm. At the time
the plane was carrying Russell Was-
lev as a nassencer and he secured a:.
sensation not enjoyed by the others. I
tm.o naa ir.aue me ir:p earner in i" :
day. The plane
was not damaged !
however to any
extent and after j
v. uir.nir, 1 - n..i me ci. .uiti
was able to resume his trips into the
clouds agpin this morning.
From Tj.rsrt-v. r,n.
The delegation from this city
tending the Ak-Sar-Ben electric pa- ca,n u'"suj
rade in Omaha was much smaller splendid fertile country so long un
this year than in the years gone by dr the domination of the Austrian
and "thee vl;o-wnt to the metrop-1 government.
o!is last niL; made a verv small I The fact that a self government
Fhov. inr ia comr arisen with the hun-j ben established by the Bohem
dreds who have made it a custom to ans- as increased greatly .the num
take in the parade and other festivi- ber of persons returning to the old
ties of ',m King Ak. country from the Lnited States.
The Burlineiou did not ran the!
special train that they formerly were
in the habit of placing in service
and this had some effect on the rnm Thursdays Daily,
crowd as almost evervone used to go The ladies auxiliary of the Pres
to the metropolis on this train. ! byterian church met yesterday after-
Bv far the larger percentage of neon at. the church parlors and were
the "crowd that attended the parade entertained by Mesdames Will
from Pl&tfsmrmt'i and vieinitv made Weherbein, John Bauer and Ida
the trip via auto although the 7:39
Missouri Pacific had a scattering at
tendance from the city.
Those who did attend the parade,
report that it lacked the enthusiasm
as well as the beauty of the previous
demonstrations of the big Nebraska
fall festival and the attendance was
not as larere or full of neD as in the
Nebraska City people were guests
at the horoe of Mrs. Bess Street er
Aldrich in ElnmroCfl? Sunday" last. of
Mrs. Aldrich,. wife ot an Elm wood
attorney and banker, is known all
over the United States as the author
oT the famous "Mason" stories in
the American Magazine. For a year
she has not been writing because a
new little Aldrich recently arrived
at the Elmwood home. She is busily
engaged again, however, and a new
series of the stories which have cap-
tivated rjaders of popular magazines
for the past few yars i due to ap-
pear in the American soon. s JT'
Mrs. Aldrich is the mother of ffUir
children. Until recently she has at-
tended to her household duties with-
out outside aid. in addition to carry -
ing on her literary work. Just to in-
dicate her popularity with her read -
ers, it might be said that she has
personally answered 1,000 letters
from admirers within the past few:
weeks. Nebraska City Press.
j From Thursdays Dally.
i lie uoine oi -ir. ami .Mrs. j. -..
: ETliott, in the north portion cf the
1 city was g.'addened last evening
' when a fine little daughter made her
appearance there and announced her.
,i intention of making her home in
the future at the Elliott residence.
The little one has brought a great
deal of happiness to the parents as
well as to Grandpa Asbury Jacks
and he leaves for the Grand Army
encampment in the test of spirits.
John Vlcek, Former Rector of the
Holy Rosary Church Writes
of Conditions There.
Edward Donat of this city has just
received a letter from Rev. John
Vlcek, former rector of the Holy
ovary church in this city, and in
whi?h.the former prie;t sends his
greetings to the old friends in this
city. He is at present at Ulkonice,
Czecho-Slovakia. making his home
with his sister and enjoying a long
needed rest and has laid aside the
cares of the priesthood for the pres-
eul U.L leasi.
He states that he still is deeply
interested in gardening and especially
in the care of the flowers around the
home of the sister and this serves to
give him exercise. He also states
that the people of the new republic
are in far better condition financially
than at any time in their history and
that the country is adjusting itself
splendidly to the post-war conditions
and that labor is well employed and
the living cost very lew. For $300
a year a person can live as well there
as the richer class and enjoys many
privileges and liberties denied under
the old regime of Austria. One es
pecially pleasing feature of the letter
is the statement that eight gallons
of the best Pilsner beer can be pur
chased for S1.50 and that it is the
regular stuff that was once sold over
the leading bars in the United States
before the advent of prohibition.
James Panos and Wife and Peter
Antos and Wife Depart this
Afternoon on Long Trip
From Thursday's Daily.
Thi? afternoon four of the resi
dents of this city, Mr. and Mrs. James
Panos and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Antos
fln:trtpil rin Vn ? over the Ptirline-
., ..
thejr home aml with the pr05eRt
intentions of making their home
thf-re permanently in the future.
" The two couples will spend some
tin. ; trnvolinrr nvpr I'.nhemia. vis
iting with relatives and friends and
looking over a spot that they may de
sire to locate in for a permanent
(home. It has been quite a number
of --'ears since an" of tne PartJ' were
in Europe and they are looking for-
vard with pleasure to viewing the
..'many changes that the new republi-
Tritsch, in one of the most pleasant
as well as largely attended meetings
of the year. The church parlors were
very itastily arranged with decora
tions of the fall flowers and made a
very pretty setting for the pleasant
event. During the afternoon C. A.
Rawls, superintendent of the Sunday
school made a short and very inspir
lational address to the ladies in
which he urged the attendance of
..11 imnmYmrc 1 1- if Vi -raHv 1 eprrips
rMXZ rnX,v hnoi on Sundav. Oc-
toher 2nd and pointed out the impor
tance of the work of the cnurch
school. Dainty refreshments were
served by the hostesses during the
V. Zucker, who was at one time
engaged in business in this city, hut
! who. for several years past has been
located in- Omaha, seems to be the
special mark of the burglars of the
bjg town as his place of business on
North 24th street was entered a fow
nights ago and pillaged of something
like $1,500 worth of goods,
This is the third time in the course
cf three weeks that Mr. Zucker Las
suffered the loss of stock through the
activities of the night raiders and it
' would seem that the work was that
of a special gang, who had secured
jthe lay of the store of Mr. Zucker
and were engaged in trimming him
up in good shape. So far no one im-
plicated in the robberies have been
arrested by the police.
Weeping Water has lost one of its
oldest and most highly esteemed
citizens in the death of H. J. Philips,
l which occurred Monday, September
IS, at that place, says the Weeping
Water Republican. Grandpa Philips
J v. as indeed a grand old man and was
liked by everyone.
J Pi'Tiprsl wrvifes u-pro Vflfl frnm
his late home at one o'clock Tuesday
afternoon and burial was In the fam
ily lot at Avoca cemetery. Rev. W.
H. Riley, pator of the Weeping Wat
er Congregational church, was the
pastor in charge.
Henry John Philips was born at
Columbia, Mo., on January 21, 1S35.
and departed this life on September
19, 1921. having reached the .mature
age of 8 6 years, 7 months and 29
J days. His boyhood and early man
hood were spent at Columbia, where
he was united in marriage to Miss
Martha J. Spooner on October 21st.
1856. To this union were born
eight children. Horace A., Thomas G.,
Anna Pearl, Harry R., Robert G.,
Hattie B., Mattie V., and Frank O ,
four of whom, with their mother,
have preceded him to the home be-j-ond.
Shortly after their marriage, Mr.
and Mrs. Philips moved to Nebraska
City, being among the early pioneers
of that place and of this state.
Some years later they removed
from there to a farm four miles
southeast of the future townsite of
Avoca, where the deceased and his
good wife resided for many years.
and the family grew to manhood and
womanhood. The home there estab
lished was always open to friends
and neighbors, who came from miles
around to enjoy the hospitality and
friendly intercourse of this most es
timable family.
Ia 1890 Mr. Philips united with
the Congregational church of which
he was.a- faithful ..and consistent
member and in his Bible many favor
ite passages are marked.
Many years later, when the child
ren had left them for homes of their
own. Mr. and Mrs. Philips moved to
Weeping Water, where they resided
until the wife passed to her reward
on July 25, 190S. Father Philips
still retained the home, frequently
making long visits with relatives.
In early August he was stricken
with an illness which left him in
such a weakened condition that,
combined with his extreme age. made
recovery impossible, and the family
were summoned. All came at once,
and were in constant attendance at
his bedside.
In addition to the immediate fam
ily. Walter, the grandson whom he
raised from infancy, came from Ada,
Oklahoma, to be with him in the
l?.st hours, as did also Maude and
Eva Countryman, granddaughters, of
Redfield. South Dakota. Two other
grandchildren. Harvey and Eva Phil
ips, were at his bedside during his
Prom Thursday's Daily.
Last evening at the home of her
son, Frank Gorton, at Dunbar, Grand
ma Gortcn was given an agreeable
surprise by her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren in honor of her
seventy-seventh birth anniversary.
The guests came with well filled
baskets of eatables which were serv
ed at a late hour followed by ice
cream and cake. Mrs. Gorton was
highly pleased with the entertain-
mont nrrirulo1 lir Vint T"11'iti"nt? and
a most enjoyable evening was passed.
Those in attendance were Mr. and
i Mrs. Byron Gorton and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Lowrey, of Ne
braska City; Mr. and Mrs. L. Seyfer
and family, of Otoe; Mr. and Mrs.
John Gorton and family of Dunbar.
Mr. and Mrs. Foshe Gorton of Colo
rado were unable to be present. At
a late hour the guests departed wish-
;ing Grandma many more happy an
niversaries. Nebraska City Press.
From Friday's Dally.
One of the first hunting parties of
the season was held yesterday when
four of the leading men of the com
munity hied themselves at an early
hour in the morning to the wooded
recesses along the banks of the Miss
ouri river south of 'the city to at
tempt to shoot up the squirrels that
dwell along that portion of the coun
try. The hunters found that the
heavy foliage of the trees made an
excellent screen for the wary little
animals and it was with difficulty
j that a shot could be secured but the
party succeeded in bagging six of
tho animals before returning home.
! The prospects are that the woods
will be full of the nimrods of this
! section from now on and the squir
I rels will find that they -have a liard
' life from the pursuit of the marks
! men:
I E. H. Schulhof. piano tuner,
j Phone 389-J. d&w.
The pupils of the Central building
and the junior high school have had
installed on the grounds of the Cen
tral building this year a fine slide
which is made in the most approved
style of the playground slides so pop
ular in the city playgrounds and
parks and this piece of equipment is
one of the most attractive spots in
the school grounds to the little folks
up to the sixth grade and it is con
stantly in u-e when the school is not
in session. The funds for the pur
chase was raised by the children
from their entertainment last spring.
Conditions Set Forth in Appropria
tion Bill Not Complied With
Injunction Pending.
Suits involving the validity of the
standard bread-weight law and the
$75,000 appropriated by the legis
lature for the paving of a road from
Omaha to Fort Crook will be called
for hearing in the district court of
Lancaster county, October 17.
Assistant Attorney General Dort
for the state, will allege that in the
matter of the Fort Crook appropria
tion the conditions set forth in the
appropriation bill have not been com
plied with and that the state audi
tor has received no voucher asking
him to issue a state warrant for the
amount and that he is not threaten
ing to issue a warrant.
At tlie state house it is rumored
that the Fort Crook appropriation
will in all probability never be ex
pended. J. D. Ream and other mem
bers of the non-partisan executive
committee filed the suit to enjoin the
state auditor from issuing a warrant
on the state treasury.
The Jay Burns bakery company, of
Omaha, is the principal opponent cf
the bread weight law.
Bands of Plattsmonth Glenwood and
Pacific Junction to Give Con
cert in Three Towns
A real treat for the lovers of band
music is projected in the near future
when the combined bands of Platts
mouth, Glenwood and Pacific Junc
tion, numbering some fifty pieces,
will be heard in concert. It is hoped
to have the concert soon so that it
w ill be possible to stage the event in
the open air and it is the plan to
have one concert given in each of the
three towns represented in the bands.
E. H. Schulhof if this city is direc
tor of all three bands and his work
in this line has been very successful
in moulding out three first class
One of the propositions regarding
the concert here is to hold it at the
Nebraska Home, where it will be a
great treat to the residents of the
home as well as the general public
w-ho would be present at the musi
cal treat.
From Thursday's Dally.
"The Great Moment." the story of
Eleanor Glynn, transported from the
book shelf to the screen, makes a
thrilling dramatic picture and a
worthy setting for the beauty and
power of acting of Gloria Swanson.
as the audiences at the Parmele the
atre last evening attest. In the play
occurs an unusual incident as both
the star and the author appear in
the great reception scene and while
not in the cast of characters, Mrs.
Glynn has a part that permits ner
easy recognition by the audience as
she greets the star at the reception.
In the leading man role, Milton Sills
is hia usual peasing personality and
his dignified and powerful type of
dramatic art proved a great support
to the work of Gloria Swanson and
others of the company. The play it
self carries one from the old ances
tral halls of England to the Nevada
deserts and then to Washington, D.
C, and intermingled with the play
are a few touches of .the wild Rus
sian spirit. It is a play well worth
seeing and those who did not see it
last night should avail themselves of
the chance to witness it this evening.
The season for shooting timber
squirrels opened on the 16th of this
month. Farmers report to this of
fice that in several cases they have
found young squirrels left to starve
in the nert, where the mother squir
rel has been killed by hunters. The
trouble is with the game law. Sep
tember 16th is just about one month
too early for the squirrel season to
open. Old mother squirrels have been
killed with breasts filled with milk,
showing that the baby squirrels must
die of starvation. Humane sports
men will defer shooting these little
animals until they have had time to
rear their young regardless of the
fact that the state game law per
mits them to be killed September
Blank Books at the Journal OHicc.
The Nebraska Methodist confer
ence heard with much satisfaction
at its business session Thursday
morning that the fund for the sup
port of worn out or superannuated
preachers is constantly growing. It
now has endowment funds to be add
ed thru will bequests of over half a
million dollars.
A report of the conference claim
ant's society was made by President
C. C. Wilson. He said that the soci
ety now has a fund of $55 2,300 in
sight, but that at the present time
$236, 943.30 of the total resources
draws interest. Following the read
ing of the reports of the president,
treasurer and recording secretary,
Rev. Titus Lowe, pastor of the First
church of Omaha, presented a check
for $500 to be turned over to the so
ciety. He explained that good Meth
odist woman had willed that sum to
assist in the support of the retired
veterans, and the money had just be
come available. W. D. Cameron cf
Omaha, treasurer reported that he
had a check for $11,479 which was
for interest earned on principal
loaned out during the year.
There are approximately one hun
dred superannuated members of the
Nebraska Methodist conference and
many of them live in University
Place. With the 'annuity provided
for them they are able to live in
fairly comfortable way. The fund is
like a rolling snow ball. It grows
larger all of the time. The conference
claimant's society is only four years
old. J. R. Getty.s of University Place
is the corresponding secretary. The
investment committee is composed of
Rev. - C. C. Wilson of Omaha, chair
man; -Don Morris, president of the
City National bank of Kearney, and
W. D. Cameron of Omaha, president
of the Peters Trust company. The
conference extended a vote of thanks
to the society officers.
While there is little danger of a
division, because of the over whelm
ing sentiment of th econference
against such action, the commission
from the northwest Nebraska body
is here to present two propositions.
One for a union with the bigger con
ference and if this is not feasible
then to consider a proposal to divide
the state, creating a western and an
eastern cenference. This is not con
sidered seriously because the ten
dency is to make the conference
state-wide and swallow up the one
small conference. The union scheme
is therefore in favor. The northwest
conference was created because of
two districts situated in that section
c the state being so far away. There
are between forty and fifty parishes
in the districts.
Superintendents M. E. Gilbert of
the Kearney district and J. G. Schick'
of the Columbus district made their
annual reports to the conference. The j
eports indicated as did the other j
superintendents who have followed
them, that there was increased ac
cessions to the church during the;
past year compared to other years,
and that a much larger Sunday
school attendance was noted. When
Superintendent M. E. Gilbert was
telling about the modern church that
the Methodists of Ogallala have Bish
op McDowell became much interest
ed. He paid he was reminded of the
fact that thirty years ago he was in
strumental in building the first
church in that town, when a mem
ber of his church turned over a
small sum of money to help needy
communities. The bishop then had a
charge in an Ohio town. He recalled
that at that time Bishop Ed. Hughes
president of the conference, was a
student at Ohio Wesleyan. Blanche
Fuller, superintendent of the Omaha
hospital, submitted her annual re
port. She said that 20 per cent of
the cases were given free treatment.
The workmen on the paving of
Pearl street from Third to Fourth
and a small portion of Fourth street,
have had their work somewhat re
tarded by rain but in the last few
days have progressed very nicely and
the street-'ds now beginning to as
sume the proportions of a real street.
This will be a great improvement as
in the past this street, and especially,
the south part of Fouth between
Main and Pearl has been a mud hole
after almost every rain and this is
eliminated by the new concrete pav
ing. It is certainly a piece of work
that was badly needed. The paving
j program is now about completed and
' gives the city some fourteen blocks
lof the best kind of highways.
1 The reports from the hospital in
Omaha state that Mrs. W. F. Huntke
of this city, who was operated on a
few days ago is now doing very nice
ly and that her condition could not
possibly be better at this time and
1 that every prosptct of her speedy re
covery as now held out by the at
tending surgeons.
' Blank Books at the Journal Office
From Thursday's Daily.
Charles Atterberry. who it is
claimed is a resident cf the vicinity
of Murray has been a calier with
the police department of the city,
having been found driving his auto
mobile at a rate of speed greater
than the law allows and for which
Judge Archer assessed a fine of $10
and costs, making a total of $13 for
the offense and which amount was
settled for by the defendant.
Gathering at- District Court Room
Yesterday Afternoon is Quite
Largely Attended.
From Friday's Dally.
Yesterday afternoon a meeting of
the members of the Cass county
chapter of the American Red Cross
was held at the district court room
in the court house and a very pleas
ing attendance of those interested in
the Red Cross work over the county
was present, the outside districts be
ing much better represented than
was Plattsmouth at the meeting.
The chief object of the meeting
was to hear the remarks of Miss
Catherine Sedgwick of Chicago, field
representative of the Central division
and who placed before the audience
a few of the peace time plans of the
organization and especially discussed
the outline of the county roll call
and the drive for membership in this
locality. Many of those from the
outside districts evinced their inter
est in the movement and promised
their co-operation in the forthcoming
Authority has been received from
the Pcstoffice Department at Wash
ington to close the General Delivery
window at 6:30 p. m. instead of 7:30
p7 m.
This is in keeping with the con
servative spirit that prevails over the
country, aJid in keeping with the
early -closing on Main street.
. -The last mail arrives at 4:30 p. m.
end the shops close at this hour, it
gives the shep employes full two
hours in which to transact their bus
iness at the postoffice before closing
This closing hour will be effective
commencing Saturady, October 1st,
From Friday's Dally.
The board of county commission
ers, accompanied by County Attor
ney A. G. Cole,' were out yesterday
for a few hours looking over some of
the bridges in the county that have
become unfit for travel owing to the
heavy rains and the county officials
visited all points where there has
been the most serious rains and
From Friday's Dally.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Stander was gladdened this morning
by the arrival there of a fine little
nine pound son- and heir and who
with the mother is now doing very
nicely. The occasion has brought
great pleasure to the parents as well
as the other relatives and friends.
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According to Will H. Hays, Postmaster
General, a billion dollars which should be in
circulation to help in the revival of business
is being hoarded in American stockings!
Hoarded money does no one any good.
Keep your money working all the time in a
Checking account here at the First National
Bank, where it will help local business, yet be
always at your command.
the First national Bank
Meets Last Night at High School
"Gym" and Very Pleasing At
tendance is Present.
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening the membws of the
Business Men's athletic club gather
ed at the high school "gym" for the
first session of the fall neason and
the fat and little used muscles of
the members certainly had a rough
shaking up for the season of rtrenu
ousness. Attorney W. G.. Kieck, who has
had more or less experience in the
work of physical culture while an
officer in the army, was selected to
give the "setting up" exercises, and
for fifteen minutes he had the bunch
going some with the various stunts
that were calculated to get the class
in trim for thir games.
Later basket and volley ball, as
well as indoor baseball was enjoyed
by the members of the class and ev
eryone felt fine and dandy when
leaving the gym but this morning
they were decidedly stiff and sore
as the result of the strenuousness of
the workout.
Former Mayor H. A. Schneider
was the only member of the club
who did not fully enjoy the occa
sion as his assortment of boils that
have decorated his neck for some time
prevented his entering into the spirit
of the occasion as he desired.
Cass and Sarpy county Conven
tion, Royal Neighbors of America,
met in Weeping Water, September
21. with an attendance of 110.
Miss Francis Robinson, supreme
auditor of Lincoln, also May Keller
of Lincoln were in attendance. Dele
gates from Louisville, Nehawka, Un
ion. Plattsmouth, Murdoch, Elmwood,
Weeping Water and Springville re
ported. The address of welcome was given
by Amy Hobson, oracle of Weeping
Water camp; response by May Kel
ler, past oracle of 7552 Evergreen
caimp of Lincoln. The Ballot March
was put on by Murdock members.
Election of officers for county
meeting next fall resulted as follows:
Amy Hobson of Weeping Water, or
acle; Elizabeth O'Brien of Platts
mouth, vice oracle; Maud Johnson of
Louisville, past oracle; Carrie Ghrist
of Plattsmouth, chancellor; Lela Gil
lispie of Murdock. recorder; Helen
Hild of Plattsmouth, marshall; Lena
Carper of Manley, inner -sentinel;
Myrtle McGowan of Springfield, mu
sician. Question box was answered by Su
preme Auditor Frances Robinson.
Carrie Ghrist of Plattsmouth gave a
rplendid report of Supreme Camp
meeting at Cleveland, Ohio.
Frances Robinson gave a talk on
! the changes made in the By-Laws of
the camp.
Meeting adjourned to meet at 7:30
p. m.
Evening session opened with
Plattsmouth team in chairs. Seating
of officers followed by degree work
i and four candidates were initiated.
Installation of county officers fol
lowed and meeting closed to meet
again in Plattsmouth next year.
A splendid lunch of ice cream and
cake was served after camp to mem
bers. Some of It?