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ELKS AND SER
VICE MEN HAVE
A GRAND TIME
PLATTSMOUTH LODGE NO. 739
ENTERTAINS EX-SEE VICE
VISITORS PACK CLUB HOUSE
Evening of Varied Entertainment is
Enjoyed By Members of Both
Orders Most Informally.
Last' evening the members of the
local Elks lodge served as hosts for
the members of the American Legion
and the former service men of the
community in a manner that won
the hearts of the former doughboys,
gobs marines for the "Bills" and
their hospitable manners.
The lodge room of the club house,
spacious as it is. was filled to over
flowing when the members of the
legion post made their appearance
and were received in the full banded
entertainment and with patriotic se
lections as well as the Jazzy num
bers of the late music kept the feel
ing of Interest and good fellowship
flowing. A number of the familar
songs of the soldiers were given and
in which-the boys Joined with force
and feeling and served as a remin
der of the hikes over many miles
whil9 "serving time."
During the evening the informal
entertainment offered kept everyone
in a roar of laughter and Judge Bee
son and Harry Smith served as the
chief fun makers of the evening with
Henry Schneider and the Judge ap-i
pearing in a great team sketch in
which the Judge made a few very
startling disclosures. Attorney -W.
G. Kieck was also called upon and
gave a very talented and pleasing
rendition of "Dan, McGrew" and
which was much enjoyed.
The call of "chow" sounded . by
the committee led to a general stam
pede to dining room and the dainty
luncheon that tlie Elks committee,
led by John Hatt, had prepared and
it was certainly some feed was the
general verdict of the guests.
REAVIS SAYS HE
WILL QUIT POLITICS
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS
Last evening the Sunday school
class of Mrs. R. W Cavendar, com
posed of I the boys of the Christian
church school, met at the home of
-1 l their teacher in a pleasant business
Not to Again Enter Race f ox Office 38 well as social session. The class
NEARLY HALF OUR
ACREAGE TO CORN
Now Held May Live in Lin
coin After Present Term.
Congressman C. P. Iteavis is not a
Under New "Double Standard," Ne
braska Gains High Bating in
' Bushels and Gallons.
has Just won the prize for the larg
est percentage of attendance and
the boys enjoyed the opportunity of
the prize at the meeting last eve
ning. The time of the social session
candidate for reelection. He makes -was devoted to music and games and 16 407 050 acre3 in 1921, ' according
tms piain in a siaiemeui iuaue 1U " "'"f la- " . J Z to assessors' reports returned to the
Lincoln ruesaay wniie on ma way iiiiucuia were ecu tuai yiutu
an added feature 01 tne evenings
Cultivate land in Nebraska totaled
from his home at Falls City to Wash
ington. He is fifty-one years of age.
has devoted severaLyears to political
work and constructive legislation in
Washington. His largest work, the
reorganization of ' administrative
branches of the government, is likely
to be finished in six months. At the
end of his term he may remove to
Chicago or New York, but if oppor
tunities which are open are then
closed, there is an Intimation in Con
gressman Reavis' statement that he
..'11 ha Hlcannninton nut .-mnv
After the repast had been disposed r.,nnny h hrtm Th i r
. . x , . ... 1 1L. TJ11 . - - I
01 Dy me service men anu ue o.i.s intiTOatIon that he expects to be a
- "--.candidate ror any political position
devoted to a very pleasing informal
session and in which the Elks and
the visitors alike vied in the telling
of stories and it was not until the
golden hour that the members of the
party wended their way homeward.
In the story telling line for the
legion men the prize belt was un-
and royal manner so characteristic ' doubfte,f,?i;yS,d "LT
),. pib0 ia er with Alfred Thompson a close sec-
of the Elks lodge. , . ... (V, r tha
' jh Kk nuiic viuti o ui tut? oc Tiv-c
THIEVES MAKE PLAY
ON BANKRUPT STORE
But Town Marshal of Greenwood.
With Poor Shooting Iron,
Puts -Them to Flight.
In a pistol fight back of a bank
rupt store, the night watchman of
at the close of his term. His friends Greenwood, armed to the teeth with
hv been iriven to understand 'he I a poor shooting iron, sent two or
nronoses to steo out of Dolifrics and three bold bandits Into the tall, froz
Tpmin out I en grass. The battle occurred Thurs-
His recent statement follows: I day night, but word of it did not
"Recent speculation in the press I reach State Sheriff Hyers until Tues-
rpe-nrdinir the office I hold sueeests day when, he received the account
. Dr. J. S. Livingston, exalted ruler
of the lodge, gave the address of
welcome to the visitors, expressing
in a few well chosen words the kind
ly sentiment held by the Elks for
those who have been In service and
the efforts that the order had made
to aid as far as possibfle the cause
of the country in time of war both
by men and other assistance in the
cause. For the service men Attorney
A. H. Duxbury responded in express
ing the great appreciation that was
felt by each of the visitors toward
the exalted ruler, the members of
the order and the great principles
of the organization, which closely
showed some speed in the tale spin
ning rase, as well.
DE MOLAY MEETS
Last evening the members of Cass
Chapter Order of De Molay held a
very interesting special meeting atj
a statement from me. I will not be a
candidate to succeed myself.
"Three years ago, I instituted a
program to reorganize the adminis
trative branches of the government
After a great deal of work, I sue
ceeded in having a committee a.p
Dointed to survev the work and re
oort legislation calculated to telimin-1 night watchman whose name is not
ate th duplication and overlaDDine I given. Because of the dense smoke
of activities s I f battle the watchman was unable
"This work has been in orojrress I to determine whether there were two
in a letter from Mayor P. L. Hall,
Two or three men, according to
the Greenwood mayor and bankers.
attempted to break into Brown's
hardware store, now in bankruptcy
and closed by Sheriff Quinton. The
robbers were Intercepted by a brave
their lodge rooms at which a num- for about eight months. At a meeting I or three adversaries. He saw two of
ber of important questions were dis- of the committee, held a few days be-
cussed. The patents and seal have ' fore I left Washington, it was thot
been received by the chapter and will that my continued connection with
be distributed in the early part of . the committee was, in some degree,
the next year. The forthcoming pro- necessary to the plan. Because a very
duction of "A Couple of Million" to great saving will be affected by such
be given by the chapter on Dec. 28 reorganization, I consider it my duty
resemble that of the legion in their nnd 29, is well underway. Next Tues- ! to remain in congress, until we have
Intenseness of patriotic feeling and day, Dec. 13, the chapter will hold finished what I helped start. It should
initiation and comer notn degrees, be nnisnea in tne next six montns,
love of flag and country.
Following the welcome and re
sponse. Judge Allen J. Beeson was
called upon and responded in a short
talk commemorating the service of
the men of America in , the World
War as well as touching on the
great cardinal virtues of the B. P.
on a number of candidates, after
which there will be a banquet.
NOW DOING NICELY
"I shall not be very greatly disap
pointed if, at the end of my term.
'favorable opportunity now open to
me, shall be closed. One of the few
things Mrs. Reavis and I dislike
about Washington is the separation
of from old friends. Lincoln is far more
The reports from the bedside
O.- E. and their devotioa to the cause Rudolph Newman at the Immanuel i human than New York or Chicago,
of their countrv at all times and the hospital in Omaha state that the We were both born in Nebraska
inclination of the great principles young man is now doing nicely and and. have lived our lives here. If, at
upon which the -American govern- an eariy recovery irom me enecis 01 tne end or my service, circumstances
ment was founded. In his closing the' nis recent operation for appendicitis make it advisable, I am sure we will
judge made a most glowing plea for Is looked for. Rudolph was called both be happy to return home."
the thought of brotherly love, of the here from San Francisco by the ill- -
closer association of man with hi3 ness and death, of, his .mother, and . yEnyr.MB'ETfcr IT'S prnFftTPFR. flTH
fellow men iuch as is mremnllfied yv was suddenly -taken down wlth-an:--- - -
the BenevoTent'and Pro?ectlve5raer' attack" of appendicitis and hurried
to the hospital for operation.
of, wSlkB.- - - - -
The .Holly orchestra, uader the di-' . T . , '
rection of Prof. W. R. Holly, was one ' Blank Dooks! Yes you can
of the chief features of the evening's of all kinds. The JoamaL
Program and box social at Oxford;
school. District Vl. Everyone come
Ijadies please bring boxes.'
ALVBNA BNGELKEM IER,
: i ' -: i ;-Teacher.
One of the Finest Lines of Novelties for the Christmas
Trade Ever Shown in Plattsmouth. ?
Fancy Baskets, All Sizes and Designs!
Desk Sets! Book Holders!
' Fine Line of High-Class Stationary!
Special Line of Standard
Fiction and Gift Specialties!
Children's Department Complete
Painting Books, Sewing Designs, Games,
. Story Books, Etc.
Largest Line Ever Shown in Plattsmouth
Christmas Tree Ornaments, Crepe Paper, Favors for
the Holiday Party in All Designs!
Call and Look Our Line Over!
The Journal Stationary Department
them plainly and was of the opinion
that some of the whistling bullets
came from a gun in the hand of a
There was much shooting but no
one was hit and the robbers made
their getaway. . The . watchman's gun
an. implement of poor make, jam
med after he had fired five shots. But
by that time the enemy was so far in
retreat that even a sure shooting
gun probably .would have accom
That the bandits were shooting to
do bodily harm is, indicated from the
fact, that 4he 'f'ifsi, shot grazed the
watchman. The, bullet went thru a
door and penetrated some fruit cans
on a shelf In the store of Barker &
Walker. Hardware store robberies in
Greenwood are not uncommon. En
ough guns and ammunition have
have been stolen' from that town to
arm a bandit army, it is said.
While the citizens of Greenwood
have not'yet voted, the brave watch
man a medal, he .is to be given a
sawed-off" shotgun in place of the
worthless, ntyol.Tn,r ry ,
; SHOWING IlMPBOVEMENT
A. J. Snyder departed this morn
ing for Omaha , where . he goes to
spend a. few hours with Mrs. Snvder
at, the hospital where she is recover
ing from her recent operation. Mrs
Snyder, is reported - as doing very
nicely and it is hoped that she may
soon be able to return home.
bureau of markets of state depart
ment ol agriculture for compilation.
Corn was planted to 45.2 per cent
of this area, winter wheat 23 per
cent, oats 15.8 per cent, and al
falfa 7.1 per cent. The remaining
8.9 per cent was devoted to minor
crops as spring wheat, rye, barley,
spelts, pop corn, potatoes, 'sugar
beets, hay and beans.
Noticeable in the report is the
acreage 5f winter wheat which show
ed an increase of 427.138 acres over
that reported for 1920. bringing the
figures for 1921 up to 3,761,283
This is the largest acreage of win
ter wheat on record for the state.
Cheyenne county led with 155,496
acres and Gage reported 126,054
acres. Both of these counties show
ed an increase over 1920, Gage re
porting 20,000 more acres.
In general the southern and west
ern parts of the state showed a
noticeable increase in the number of
acres. As opposed to this the north
east district reported a slightly
smaller acreage. Cheyenne, Lancas
ter, Hitchcock, Red Willow, Adams.
Furnas, Kearney, Phelps, Fillmore,
Gage and Saline are the counties in
Nebraska reporting over 100,000
acres each in winter wheat.
REMARKS ON THE WEATHER
Despite . the wintry condition of
the weather today, the general as
pect of the late fall and winter has
been ideal in the way of mildness and
the householder has saved many
sheckles as the result of the small
amount of coal consumed. In speak
ing of the mild weather J. H. Mc
Maken, who has bean engaged with
hl3 gang in putting in some concrete
headers for the county out on the
highways In Eight Mile Grove, tells
of the conditions there. Joe states
that in the vicinity where he was
working the turtle doves and robins
were flying around as in the spring
time and that a great many bees
were to be seen although they are
usually long since hibernated for the
winter. The general conditions have
made old Cass county as pleasant as
California but we probably will have
plenty of the chilly weather later in
AN ATTRACTIVE DISPLAY
In compliance with the request of
o many who have, heretofore en
Joyed the hospitality of St. Mary's
uuna, at tne unnstmas snop, wnicn
has become an annual affair, the la
dies have decided to hav dinner at
the noon hour, and an oyster supper
in the early evening, from 5:30 un
11 7 o'clock. Saturday, Dec. 10th
You are Invited to attend, come and
rhop with the Guild and take dinner
and supper, order what you like, you
will have a choice of many appetiz
VISITS AT HERMAN
On Saturday morning last, Mrs.
Adam Stoehr and Mrs. Louie Born,
departed from their homes near Cul
lom for a visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Chrlstopherson and
family near Herman, Neb. The ladies
enjoyed their visit very much and
spent until Monday in viewing the
sights in and near Herman.
EASTERN STAR MEETS
From Thursday's DW.
Last evening the members of Home
chapter No. 189,. Order of Eastern
Star enjoyed an unusually pleasant
meeting at the Masonic Temple and
at which a pleasing number of the
members were in attendance. Mrs.
Grace Anness of Dunbar, Deputy
Grand Worthy Matron, was present
to visit the lodge and at the conclus
ion of the business session of the
chapter, Mrs. Anness gave a very in
spirational address . along the good
of the order and which was enjoyed
to the utmost by all the members.
At the close of the session dain
ty refreshments were served that
added to the delights of the occas
ion and completed a very profitable
aa well as pleasurable gathering of
the ladies. -,'.
Strayed from my pasture, south
west of Cedar Creek, one light red
muley steer. Weight about 450
or 500 lbs. Anyone seeing same
please take up and notify
A. O. AULT.
' Cedar Creek, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Oris Schleifert and
etm, Herman, and Mr. and Mrs. An
drew Schllefert and daughter, Miss
Selma, of near Manley, were here
yesterday where Mr. Andrew Schlle
fert spent a few hours with the
board of county commissioners and
.visiting with friends.
The display windows of the. C. E.
Wescott's Sons store are now array
ed in the full beauty of the Christ
mas decorations and presents a very
attractive appearance to the eye of
the passerby. The background of the
window has been in panelings of- red
and white " with the green of the
Christmas colors adding a pleasing
touch in the streamers which are
festooned in the windows. The dis
play of the staple articles for the
purchaser of sensible Christmas gifts
is very attractive and embraces a
large number- of articles in their
The window was arranged by Har
ley Cecil, the firm's talented win
dow dresser, and is certainly a very
pleasing one in every way. In the in
terior of the store Christmas time is
shown in the very unique and at
tractive lattice work that has been
prepared by Emil Hild and arrang
ed from the center of the ceiling of
the store. The lattice work is in
white and from this the red Xmas
tells are suspended and the differ
ent portions connected with stream
ers of green that are held In place
by wreaths of holly and makes a
very simple but attractive decora
The Victor Store!
The Victrola is used in ihe schools and homes the country
over. Almost without exception, the artists who draw the largest
audiences in opera or concert, make records for the Victrola.
In order that the students of our schools, as part of their
education, may have the advantage of hearing really great, worth
while musicians, as they themselves wish to be heard, the Victrola
is very largely used in the city and rural schools of our country.
New York City, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Chicago, Brooklyn, Cin
cinnati, Los Angeles, Tacoma, Kansas City, New Orleans. Minneap
olis and Indianapolis are but a few of the places where the Victor
is used in the schools.
Most of the records used in the schools are the same you
would use and enjoy In your own home.
Take the Omaha Schools for Instance
$1S,000.00 worth of Victrolas and records are used in the
Omaha city schools. There are 145 Victrolas-no other make used;
hundreds of records every one a Victor record.
Only instruments of manifest superiority, of real merit, can
prove their worth in this manner. .
WILL THERE BE A VICTROLA IN YOUR
HOME THIS CHRISTMAS
There are a large number of Victrolas owned In Plattsmouth
and vicinity. Ask-your neighbors how they like them. Better yet.
call and hear them play.
PRICES $25 UP
ILLUSTRATION IS MODEL 90
ore also made
in practically ev
ery foreign lan-tjuayc.
used exel usiz 'cly
in the Platts
J. W. Crabill,
North Sixth Street
Plattsmouth, Neb. (
IS SNOWED UNDER
minister of finance, elected .in Tor
onto; S. F. Tolmlc, minister of agriculture,-Victoria,
B. C; R. B. Ben
net, minister of Justice. Calgary, Al-t
ta., and ,Edmond Bristol, minister
witnout portfolio, Toronto, -----
PURE STRAIN PLYMOUTH ROCKS 1
Pure blood barred Plymouth Rock'
cockrels for sale,, $2 each.. Extra
choice, $3. Phone 1702, Murray, Neb.
dl, sw2. MRS. ROBERT TROOP.
RECEIVES BAD NEWS
From Thursday's Dally.
Yesterday Dr. H. C. Leopold and
wife received a message from Min-
den, Nebraska, anouncing that their
son-in-law. Dr. H. W. Black, had suf
fered the loss of his office with all
of its contents Monday night by fire.
The office was located in a large
brick building, one of the best in
Minden, and the structure "was a
practical loss it was stated. The of
fice was insured for some $500 but
the contents were valued at $2,000
so that Dr. Black will face a substan
STATE SECRETARY AT CHRIS
TIAN CHURCH THURSDAY EVE
O. L. Smith, State Secretary of the
Nebraska Christian Missionary Soci
ety, is to spejsfc at the Christian
church on Thursday and Friday nites
of this week. Business of importance
to the local congregation will be con
sidered in planning our future work.
Subject for Thursday evening, "The
Value of the Church." Every mem
ber is urged to be present.
A. G. HOLLOWELL,
, Minister .
ESTRAYED COW TAKEN UP
Taken up at my place southwest
of Mynard, ofle dark red cow giving
milk. Owner can have same by prov
ing property, paying for care and
feed and for this ad. Phone 3614.
W. P. NOLTE.
dl-tfsw Mynard, Neb.
William Schliefert was here on
, .Monday .from iiayhome in the cen
tral portion . of tbe-county looking
after some matters of business.
Blank Books at ths Jousud Ofilee.
If you would be assured of . the ut
most in value St. Mary's Guild sug
gests that you do your Christmas
shopping with them Friday and Sat
urday Dec. 9-10 at the Riley block.
Hand-made articles of every de
Earlv Election Returns Indicate
Landslide for Liberals; Pre-
mier Meighen Beaten.
Ottawa, Dec. 6. Premier Meighen
was defeated in his home constitu
ency, Portage La Prairie, in the Can
adian general election today. His op
ponent was Harry Leader, progress
ive. Returns received tonight indicated
defeat of the Meighen government
and a landslide for the liberals, led
by W. L. Makenzie King, Seven mem
bers of the cabinet were defeated. .
Mr. King, liberal leader, was elect
ed in North York, Ont., a division
normally conservative, by 1,000 ma
jority. T. A. Crear, leader of the pro
gressive party, was elected in Mar
In the eastern part of the domin
ion the liberals made a clean sweep.
Quebev, with 65 members In parlia
ment, will be epresented entirely by
Nova Scotia, with 16 seats, gave
them all to llgerals, two members of
the government going down to de
feat. Liberals were reported elected
in three out of the four Prince Ed
ward Island divisions and in six of
the 11 constitueniies in New Bruns
Gains in Ontario
In Ontario, the stronghold of Pre
mier Meighen's high tariff follow
ing, the liberals made many gains.
Cabinet members defeated were:
F. B. McCurdy, minister of public
works, Colchester, N. S.; E. K. Spin
ney, minister without portfolio, Yar
mouth, N. S.; L. P. Normann, presi
dent of the privy council. Three Riv
ers, Quebec; G. C. Ballantyne, min
ister of marine and fisheries, Mon
treal, Quebec; A. Fauteux, solicitor
general, Terrebonne, Quebec; L. G.
Belley, postmaster general, Charle
voix, Quebec; Rodolphe Monty, sec
retary of state, Reauharnois, Quebec.
Premier Meighen, in a statement
admitting the fall of his government,
"I accept the verdict of the people.
1 nave no uriner commeai. . -. ... i
The battle was won and lost in 1 ages, at prices that will surely please
Ontario, the most populous of all the you.
provinces, and long regaraea as saiei
Is More Complete
Here you will find everything in
in line of books for the children,
for the erown-ups and all middle
for the government. Of the 62' seats
held by the government when par
liament dissolved, the Meighen par
ty retained only 38.
Means New Government
It was not expected complete re
turns would be available before to
morrow, but sufficient Information
was at hand to show that Mr. King
liberal chieftain, would have the
largest group in the next parliament
and probably a clear majority over
all parties. He will thus be called
on by the governor general to form
A surprise of the contest was the
poor showing made by the new pro
A full line of popular copyrights.
All the new copyright books.
Popular gift books.
Mother Goose, Peter Rabbit and a
world of small books for the kiddies.
Girls' and Boys' books.
Complefe line of Bibles.
Dcnnlson Seals, Tags and Cards.
Crepe and Tissue Paper for your
A very large line of fancy box
papers Eaton, Crane & Pike and
the Whiting lines.
Desk sets, dominoes and checkers.
In fact you will find a world of
.Tfi.w?;Pi;rth.m pro-' gift good, in our line Come in now
vinces, the progressives elected only and select your Christmas cards. . :
15 members east of the great lakes
aecordinsr to tonight's showing."
The only members of tne aieignen
' Mrs. Henry Dooley was among
those eoiner to Omaha this morning cabinet who survive are J. B. M. Bax
khoi matter of business. 1st Jean, N. B.; Sir Henry DraytoB,.
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