The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 03, 1921, Image 1
" cal Society Journal. vol. no. xxxvm. PLATTSMOUTH NEBRASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBEE 3, 1821. NO. 23 ALVO BANK IS VISITED BY SAFE BLOWERS SECURE ENTRANCE TO BUILDING BY PRYING OPEN WINDOW DURING THE NIGHT. From Friday Dally. Thi3 morning: shortly before 3 o'clock, the sleeping residents of the village of Alvo in the west portion of the county were awakened by a terrific explosion that caused them to arise and a few seconds later the alarm was given that the vault and safe of the Dank of Alvo had been dynamited and the parties who per petrated the crime were making their escape. The persons residincr near the bank were, aroused by the ex plosion and in turn notified. Mr C. 5- a A. I - HI J r i. 'Bl-'-'l-.t i- j: T"--. - Alvo Bank D. Ganz, cashier of the bank of the fact that the bank wis robbed, but by this time the robbers had been able to be on their way and so far have eluded capture. The robbers had evidently been at work In the bank for some time be fore the blowing of the safe, as five charges had been prepared and set the party and that they were travel ing in two high powered cars, but in what direction they escaped it was impossible to determine. Sheriff TELLS OF WORKING FOR CUTWRIGHT Gus Hyers, Now State Sheriff, Car ried Papers for Veteran Editor Here Years Ago. In the early eighties when the late John W. Cutright published the Plattsmouth Morning Star. State Sheriff Ilyers, then a school boy, was the office "devil." That was short ly after Mr. Cutwright had severed his connection with the Plattsmouth Journal. "But my job didn't last long," said Mr. Hyers. "The paper soon ceased to operate. My duties called me out of bed at 4: SO a. m. I would go to Mr. Cutwright's office each morning, get a bur.dle of papers and distribute hem to workraea in the Burlington shops." The prefent btate sheriff also took a hand at turning the crank to the cylinder press which ground out the Morning Sun. He also learned to feed the press. In those days Platts mouth was on the boom. Street cars were in operation and steamboats pulled up to Main street by the de-J pot. The state agent recalls two thrilling experience- of Mr. Cut wright while at Plattsmouth. j "One man who?e feelings were hurt 'because of a published article took a shot at the editor. The bullet hit the mark, but the injury was not severe. It created a great com motion in the town. On another oc casion. Mr. Cutwright was hurled down two flights of stairs by the town's pet billy goat. "I was employed by him in Platts mouth. In Lincoln I was his neigh bor and friend. This. I have con sidered good fortune. He was a man who was self-made. He helped cre ate a healthier, heartier sentiment among friends and neighbors. And above all, he possessed that courage which made him what he was fear less, frank, honest and true. State Journal. ATHLETIC CLUB MEETS From Friday" Dfly. Last evening the weekly gather ing of the business men's athletic club was staged at the high school "gym" with the usual array of thrilling and muscle racking exer cises which W. G. Kieck has evolv ed for the benefit of the members of the class. The members of the class take on the training before the supper hour and the way thev cssault the good things to eat that th housewife has prepared When they reach home is a caution. C. D. Quinton and Countj Attorney Cole were notified a few minutes af ter the discovery of the rubbery and at once drove to the scene of action, off by the gang, wrecking the vault and the safe, the doors of which were torn off by the force of the explo- sion and the contents of the safe. 1 estimated at $1,200 in money and; between $4,000 and $5,000 in bonds; and securities were taken. Entrance to the bank building was: gainea oy prying up a wiaaow in ine rear of the building and from herej the robbers had worked with rapid ity and successfully completed their work. The thoroughness cf the job indicated that the men were Drofici- eat safe blowers and familiar with this class of work. The blasts were set off at 2:50 and while it was only a few minutes later that the bank owners and the citizens were on the scene of action, the men had made their getaway. It is thought by the residents of Alvo that there were four men in but the robbers had left r.o clue that mient indicate their identitv. The force cf the explosion of the five charges of soup" was such as Dynamited. io noi ocij wrecs me vauu auu saie, but the windows in-the building were all broken and the jar was felt by the residents In the immediate vicinity of the bank structure. The Bank of Alvo was owned by S. C. Boyles and C. D. Ganz and Mr. Ganz has been the cashier of the bank since becoming interested 4n . . . . , , i . . . r the institution. It was stated by the bank officials this morning that the loss to the bank was covered by in surance. MARRIED IN OMAHA From Thursday's Daily. Last evening at 8 o'clock at the Walnut Hill Methodist church in Omaha occurred the marriage of Mr. Roy Steinkamp of Manley and Miss Kathryn Tyler. The ceremony was largely attended by the friends of the young people from Omaha as well as a number from Cass county. Misses Marvel Whittiker and Mar guerite Wiles of this city being among the guests. The bridal party were entertained after the wedding at the home of the bride's parents, where a reception was tendered them. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Tyler, former resi dents of this city, and is a grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Ty ler and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Harvey, residing near Mynard. The groom is a member of one of the prominent families in the western portion of C?ss county and the young people will reside in the future cn a farm near Manley where the groom is now located. A REUNION A reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Keckler last Sunday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weichel and daughter, June; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Elliot. Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Rover; Mr. and Mrss. Joe Weichel of Om aha; Mr. and Mrs. John Weichel. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weichel and three children, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Gregory and two daughters and A. W. Bedson and two daughters of Lincoln; Mrs. J. H. Harnsberger and daughter, Hazel; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Green and four children, Mr. and Mr3. Ralph Keckler and three child ren. These comprise all the descendants living of the families of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Weichel. who came to Cass county in 1873 to make their home. Louisville Courier. SUFFERS SINKING: SPELL G. A. Meisinger, one of the old and highly respected residents of this city, was taken quite suddenly ill Wednesday afternoon while near the Burlington station and his condition was such that it was nec essary to summon medical assis tance and have the aged gentleman conveyed to his home on Xorth seventh street. He is now reported as being somewhat better and is able to be up and around altho he is still feeling the effects of the sudden attack to some extent. We do all binaa or ot printing FIRST ANNUAL FAIR PROVES A BIG SUCCESS OPENING DAY AT WEEPING WAT- ER IS WELL ATTENDED MANY GO FROM HERE From Thursday's Pally. A year ago a number of the thor- oughbred stock breeders of Cass coun- ty. chief among whom were K. C. Pollard, of Xehawka; Luke Wiles, of this city and Harry Bricker of Creenwood, met and decided that would advance the cause of p stock breeding to have a county rtock show held and fixed on veep-i ing Water as the meeting place. This proved such a marked success that it j was ine ernesi uesire ci uu must? exhibiting to continue the stock show ana many or the prominent tarmers. from all sections of the county be-! ine; interested, it was decided that it; would be called the Cass County Fairj association in the future, taking up' the work cf the agricultural society ithat had for a great many years held I f,!, , p,'Hcmntl, . 7.-. .L. ... . .- - t . - V, o Vt V a t-.o c-t I hut whirn cinv in nnv iiif i ifM llttl Lit CU 4.1 lllll( VL III. U.Ol. : In the w-nrlr nf nrpn7ii7ini th sn- cietv. the prominent farmers of the countv have had an active part and part the good people of Weeping Water have been great boosters for the proposition and have contributed ma terially to the success of the propo sition and in N putting the first an nual fair over in such fine shape. The officers of the Cass county agricultural association this year are R. C. Pollard. Xehawka, president; Luke Wiles, Plattsmouth. vice presi dent; O. V. Boone, Weeding Water, secretary; Harry Bricker, Greenwood, W. B. Banning. Union. C. E. Xoyes, Louisville, Carl E. Day, Weeping Water and L. R. Snipes. Weeping Watpr rtirortnri! The stnokhrMfT of the association are farmers from on th. r,f w An nf u thiT- .,0.ti n- t-l- ko oi'ari eo- I ing a large showing at the fair. Yesterdav was the opening day, and the crowd in attendance was verv pleasing in point of numbers pe irar.ee. and all were greatly interested inL In, ,ho church" vork Rev. Hunter the showing of stock, poultry and : ha3 been ably assisted by .Irs. Hun fancy work and canned products ho as tak,en ai? :ctl? Pf'1" Hot w thr, T, n,i!the church wotk and in the ladies women of Cass county. im3 " " The large pavillion where the.thr su5ct's!' . . stock show was held last year was' of their church activities. wholly inadequate to handle the stock "w hi oh was brought to the fair from all -arts of the county and L- r, r-; .1 cirirlr fnrmj th.;t nog n-.t T-OTv resented in the exhibits shown. The main stock pavillion held the ex hibits of horses, mules, cattle, both beef and dairy stock, swine, sheep and poultry. Xew pens had been built to accommodate the products: of the ttoek farm and it is only just to say that the state fair had noth-, ing on the Cass county fair when it j comes to the showing of stock of all kinds and of the most thoroughbred ! strains. Some forty different varie-1 time that this phase of the farm life has been so well represented in the fair. A part of the exhibits in the line ( of agricultural products was shown at the Philpot hall in the business section of Weepin Water and here the prize com, wheat, pumpkins and other farm products were shown and the ladies with their exhibits of canned goods, made a pleasing show ing. In addition to these features,! County Superintendent Miss Alpha Petersen had on exhibition a great showing of th Cass county schools, which shows what-the young people are doing in the high schools as well as the rural schools of the coun ty and" this was one of the greatest i points of attraction to the visitors at the fair. .a a t . 4 . r i i l j I , , ... . , , , bury, Ravmond Larson, Ldvvarcl Kei church the "baby show" was held . ;' . ,v,. ' -..,.,- and some of the fine husky infants of Cas.s county were shown to the crowd of visitors and the little, tots were weighed and compared in their , physical perfections to determine' the finest babies in the bunch and the judges were certainly given a bies were all of the very highest i standard Ample means for caring for the crowds had been made and the visi tors from here to our neighboring city were more than pleased with the way in which they had been received and treated by the good people of Weeping Water. TO LEAVE SERVICE The word has been received here by the family of Carl Xewman an- nouncing mat -ur. xewman nas just recovered from an operation that hej underwent in ine jianue uupiiai in Virginia, having a small tumor re moved from his nose. The operation proved a great success and the pa tient is now doing nicely. Mr. Xew man is expecting to secure his re lease from service in the next two months and to join his family who are livin in this city. He has made a great record in his service in the Marine Corps and has almost served the time necessary to be re - tired from the service. Blank Books at tie Journal Office! GIVES FAREWELL PARTY From Thursday's Imiiy Yesterday afternoon the senior ! ladies class of the Metfiodist Sunday! j school was entertained very pleas- j of Mrs. Laura Peterson, one of the members cf the class who is to leave shortly for Central City. Nebraska, to spend the winter at the home of "her sister, Mrs. Rose Kenney and i family. The afternoon was spent by the ladies in visiting and in the ex - predion of their regret at parting with Mrs. Peterson, who has been a very active member of the class for a number of years. At a suitable hour light refreshments were served by the ladies which added much to the delights of the occasion, DEPARTURE BRINGS GENERAL REGRET Eev. Hunter and Family Completing Arrangements for Removal to Gotkenberg, Nebraska. ' The forthcoming departure of Rev. A. V. Hunter and wife from this city ias trt?ns '!tJ1.,t. a, erreat reel from the host of friends among the citizenshiD of the community, both in - 311(1 OUt OI the Methodist church Rev. Hunter came to . weiuntisuip. Plattsmouth some three years ago and assumed the pastorale as sue- cossor to Rev. T. A. Truscott and at once took a very active part in the life of the community and in the young people's activities in the church was found to be an ideal leader and during his years here he has made the church most attractive to the younger people seeking relig ious affiliation and as the result has greatly increased the membership mlla as well as making the member ship one of aggression and working ability. The pact year Rev. Hunter was in charge cf a very extensive build ing program which included the com- Potion of the churc well as the erection o rch structure as f a fine modern parsonage to fill the want long felt i in the church life and which gave cuuriu, iwto o.-.tmu MU streets a.-r?-t-attractiveap- l".e ul" , T friends among the residents of community, and who will feel L 11 as keenly as the church membership the loss that has come in the re moJ.al 0,f.tn? mily to Gothenberg The Hunter family are expecting ' to be ab'e to leave Saturday to en ter on their new work in the west ern Xebraska city. ! DELEGATES DEPART FOR STATE MEETING Representatives of Hugh J. Kearns. . Post, American Legion, Spend inff 3 Davs at Fremont. From TbivsiJay s iiailr This morning the delegates from Hugh J. Kearns Post No. 56. Amer ican Legion, of this city, departed for Fremont to take part in the de liberations of the state body of the ; Legion the last three days of this week. Edwin Fricke, chairman of the delegation, left yesterday, after noon for the convention city to ar range accommodations for the mem bers of his party and get an early look at the situation from the ground floor. The local post is represented by a live -aire delegation this year, com posed of Edwin Fricke. A. H. Dux- ly and Harrison Gayer, of Murray Among the alternates. Tom L. Short expects to be in attendance Friday afternoon and Saturday. The delegation elected Mr. Fricke as chairman and is prepared to carry out the wishes of the local post on the matters affecting the welfare of : " & " i tion. The Hugh Kearns post, as well as a number of the other posts over the. state are working ior the endorse- til ll L U lllC DIOIC tU LI til I 1U11 Earl M. Cline, of Xebraska City as national commander of the organiza tion. The delegates were somewhat dis appointed in getting started this mornine. as the Missouri Pacific t rp in which was due out of here at 6:20 was delayed over an hour and a haif. ; I- SECURES SECOND PAPERS From Thursday's Lauy. Yesterday afternoon Frederich Wilhelm Brandt, a resident of near Xehawka, was a caller at the office of Clerk of the District Court James M. Robertson, to make application for his second citizenship papers and was accompanpanied by Adolph H. Wolff of Otoe and John H. Lerker of ,Dunbar as his witnesses. . I Lost anythins found anythiDj'i Try a Journal ad. "They satisfy." ! A YEAR FILLED WITH MUCH ADVANCEMENT jriviiur and Street Im provement Marks Past Summer Months lioie in Sight The work has been commence! on the last-part of the pavir.g program jfor thp prfrc:it yoar and v-hich has added a" great deal to the general ap pearance of ihe cityind in provid ing good, modern roadways. In the past the high school hill, as well as portions of Oak and Seventh streets have been in bad shape after each heavy rain, and in the spring season but this li?5 been wiped out when the paving program was put through r.nd the residents there will certain ly appreciate to the fullest the re suits of the work when the rainy season starts in. Each time that a street is paved, the city is saving money in the cut ting down of the expense of main taining the dirt roadways and this is particularly true of the hill streets where constant washing occurs af ter each rain. If the money that has been expended in the past in grad ing and working on a great many of the streets, had been saved, it would more than pay for their paving, to say nothing of the advantages of a good permanent highway at all times. The paving not only saves the tax payers a great deal of money for street work, but it also adds to the value of the property that lies in the special improvement districts of the city. In making these public improve ments, the city council has at times henn subjected to a great deal of criticism as to doing the work, but they have carried out their oath of office to see that the best interests of the city ere served and in almost every case after the work has been completed the property owners even if they were opposed to making the improvement, have acknowledged that it was a much needed piece of work and that it was just what was needed to improve the city. This year the .city has made a new experiment in re-inforced con crete paving and which will be watchid with interest by the resi dents of the city in view of the pav ing outlines for next year. Main street from Seventh to Tenth street; Seventh street from Pearl to Elm; Oak street from Sixth to Washing ton avenue; two blocks on Xorth Sixth. and the section of South Fourth and Pearl streets have been paved with the concrete and the out come will be watched with interest, as it is cheaper than the brick paving and may be used on more of the res idence streets. The last meeting of the city coun cil decided on the paving of Pearl street from Seventh west to Tenth, and which will possibly be complet ed this fall and which will give that part of the city excellent facilities in the way of travel. In regard to the Main street re paving, the council is getting busy, and while the district is being cre ated it is doubtful if the work will be undertaken until spring. How ever, it is well to get it in shape, so there will be no delay when the time comes. CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY From Friday's Dally. The tenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Robert son was celebrated very pleasantly at the home on Xorth Sixth street on Tuesday evenine: and which was enjoyed by a few friends and neigh bors. The three course luncheon was thoroughly enjoyed and the de corations of the table were in keep ing with the spirit of the occasion, tin being used in the appointments of the luncheon. Throughout, the rooms the color scheme of lavender and pink was carried out in the floral decorations. The remainder of the evening was spent delightfully in cards and music. Those to at tend the occasion were: Messrs, and Mesdames Carl Fricke, E. J. Richey, R. P. We3tover, L. O. Minor, F. L. Cummins and Mr. and Mrs. Rob ertson. DANCE VERY ENJOYABLE From Thursday's Dally. The dance given last evening by the Knights of Columbus at their tall on 'Cnicago avenue, proved a , very piea3ing event and a large num ber of the young people of the com munity were in attendance at the gathering. The Ragopators furnished the music for the occasion and their tuneful melodies were much enjoyed by the jolly party until a late hour. The knights have given a number .Cio 01 r. h -nao tv no coo , son and during' the winter months j m entertain frequently for their I vio, members and their friends who are cordially invited to attend these de lightful social functions. CASE IS APPEALED The transcript in the case of the state of Xebraska vs Emil Koukal, which vas tried recently in the court of Justice M. Archer, and in which the defendant was found guilty of the charge of illegal pos- session of liquor, has been f iied in ttrict court. The case will be tried before the jury at the forthcoming November term of the district court. ATTEND FUNERAL SERVICES From Friday's Dally. T. Z.l. Patterson and wife, R. F. Patterson and wife and T. 11. Pollock i;nd wife '.vere in Omaha yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral ser vice? cf tlie late Mrs. Bert Campbell, ai:nt of ti e Messrs Patterson and Mrs. Pollock. The deceased lady was the mother of I). A. Campbell, form er county treasurer and clerk of the district court of Cass county and for years clerk of the state supreme court, but who is now residing in Xew York. The funeral services were held from thi home of a daughter, Mrs. George W. Harvey, in Omaha. FOOTBALL IN THE HIGH SCHOOL OPENS Local Team Plays Peru H. S. in that City Today Lineup is Largely New Players From Friday' Dally. The football season of 1921 of the Plattsmouth high school finds many new faces in the squad and the team of last season has been wiped out as all of the active play ers were members of the senior class of '21 and to replace them it has been necessary to whip into shape a practically new team, many of whom have not heretofore play ed football and this has handicap ed the start of the season but af ter the first few games the boys should be rounding out nicely. The schedule for the season as announced is as follows: Sept. 30 Peru high at Peru. Oct. 7 Falls City at Falls City. Oct. 14 Council Bluffs Reserves at Plattsmouth. Oct. 21 Fremont at Plattsmouth. Oct. 2S Open. Xov. 4 Xebraska City at Platts mouth. Nov. 11 Glenwood at Glenwood. Xov. 18 Auburn at Plattsmouth. Xo game has been scheduled so far for Thanksgiving Day. The squad this year has been quite large, twenty-one of the high school boys being out for practice and Coach Dolan has not as yet de cided on the regular lineup of the team until they have had a thor ough ttryout. Those who comprise the squad this year are Howard and Harry Dwyer, Donald Dickson, Stewart Chase, Edward and William Matchalott. John Ptak, Vern Hen dricks, Lr. Itenner, Glen Henry. Earl Troop, Louis SvoLoda, Herold Fitt, William Sch later, John Warga, Geo. Persinger, Harold Smith, Hay Lam bert, Frank Godwin, Joe Krejci, Elmer Johnson. The team has had the advantage of the work of Dolan, who won his athletic letters from the Southern Illinois X'ormal at Carbondale. in basketball, football and baseball and has a thorough knowledge of sports that has been of great benefit to the young high school team this season. MARRIED AT PARSONAGE From Fridfly'a Dally. At the parsonage of the Metho-! dist church yesterday Rev. A. V. : Hunter united in the bonds of wed-' lock, Edward B. Peoples and Miss Lydia S. Brandt, both of Otoe City.! the ceremony being witnessed by Mrs. Harry Kruger and Lizzie Tout. . 1 Liberty Bend Interest Que October 15th The next installment of interest on Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds will be due all holder on October 15 th. Clip your coupons'promptly. We will very gladly cash them for you. The Government still hoJds something lik eighty-three millions of dollars in uncollected in terests on Liberty Bonds. Make sure you have collected all of yours to date. Ask us about your bends. the First national bank THE BANK WHERE VOU PEEL- AT HOME PJATTSMOUTH 3WL " NEBRASKA, BID FAREWELL TO THE HUNTER FAMILY ! Congreriatio:i cf Methodist Chuith and Iriends Attend Recep tion for Hunter Family From Friday" Dallj Last evening the parlors of the First Methodist church were filled b;.4 the members- of the congrega tion and friends of the retiring pas tor. Rev. A. V. Hunter and family, to tender this estimable family a farewell as it was the last oppor tunity that " they might have of meeting the minister and family be fore they leave the city. The Ladies Aid Society and the social workers of the church had arranged the program and decorated the church parlors most attract ively with the fall flowers in pro fusion and which lent a most pleas ing touch to the scene and made Ihe gathering place one of the greatest beauty. The parlors were filled to their capacity ry the mem bers of the party who hatl assem bled fcr the purpose of bidding their friends farewell wishing the success in the new home that they are to leave for in a short time. In order to show the d2ep feeling of appreciation of the services of both Rev. Hunter and his wife the various departments of t.'.ie church had representatives express their sentiments in a few well chosen words. Don C. York, for the Sunday school, C. C. Wescott for tie Hiurch board, Mrs. F. R. Gobelman for the aid society. Mrs. E. II. Wescott for the choir, Mrs. Hallie Perry for the Epworth League, Mrs. W. I. How lard for the foreign missionary so ciety, Mrs. Robert Hayes for the home missionary society and E. P Wescott for the young nien'a bible class, making very appropriate re marks. The speakers told of the activities of the Hunter family and the appreciation that the chur.Mi felt for the Fplendid services in all lines of the church activities. Mrs. Hunter read a very pleasing little poem in response to the re marks and Rev. Hunter spoke- brief ly and very feelingly of Their sears spent in hls city. - Rev. If. G. McClusky." pa stir of the First Presbyterian church, told of the high appreciation held for Rev. Hunter by his co-worker In the religious field of the city and paid a very pleasing tribute to the departing minister. The various speakers weie intro duced by Mrs. William Rai'd. who had served as chairman of the ar rangements committee. During the evening the P. M. quartet, composed o-f Rev. McClu.ky. Rev. Hunter, D. C. York, and Frank A. Cloidt, gave a number of very enjoyable selections that proved a treat to the guests. At the close of the de'kghtful in formal evening the ladies of the church served dainty refreshments of ice cream and cake which was much enjoyed by everyone in the party. REMOVES OFFICES From Friday' Dallv. Dr. H. C. Leopold, who has had his offices in the Coates block, to day removed to the Union block, and is occupying the suite of rooms over the Halstead meat market, where he can be found in the future.