The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, October 03, 1921, Image 1

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vol. no. xxxvm.
NO. 23
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
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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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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In the w-nrlr nf nrpn7ii7ini th sn-
cietv. the prominent farmers of the
countv have had an active part and
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
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
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.
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, , ... . , , , 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
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.
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!
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,
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
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
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
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keenly as the church membership
the loss that has come in the re 0, 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.
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
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
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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.
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. .
Lost anythins found anythiDj'i
Try a Journal ad. "They satisfy."
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
will be no delay when the
time comes.
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
From Thursday's Dally.
The dance given last evening by
the Knights of Columbus at their
tall on 'Cnicago avenue, proved
, 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.
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.
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.
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
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. .
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
! 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.
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
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.