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MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 20, 1922.
PLATTSMOtTTH SEMI - WEEKLY JOURNAL
Cbe plattsmouth journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOTTTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at Fostofflce, Plattsmouth. Neb., as aecond-clas mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Worst thing about clothes beins
on the bum is that you're the "bum
A man may be able to toll the
truth about himself, but he prefers
to tell it about sonve one else.
After meeting his income tar pay
ment he Is a rare citizen indeed who
can feel calm as well as collected.
A3 to inadvisability of chewing
the rag all the time, reminds us
that the moth hasn't a friend in the
"Girl Teller and Funds Missing,"
says a headline. Now let's see If she
can keep from telling her whereabouts.
Just to chow how tolerant we are,
we would be glad to see the repub
lican party do something really good
for the country.
Most everybody will tell you this
week he is suffering a touch of flu.
What's become of the old fashioned
persons who had colds.
Maybe the new peace dollar lacks
proportion becaue the Italian woman
on it got swelled up at being put
on an American dollar.
We are for Ex-Governor Moore
head for congress, or any office he
may want. He will prove true, in
any place you put him.
Of course it was a milliner who
said that a well dressed woman
should have a new bat every month.
No mere man could have thought of
The remarkable thing about auio
moblling is not .the nunVber of miles
you can cot to the gallon, but the
amtmntgf d;iiIyo.u. can swallowper
The sturdy old fashioned parents
who "would rather see his son dead
than tee him -become a drunkard"
is getting his preference these boot
Any doctor will tell you the danger
of "letting a bad cold hang on," but
it isn't every doctor who can tell
you how to keep from letting it
The only thing we like about let
tuce is not having to blow on it to
Some modern girls are so slim
you would think they eat as little as
The democrats are very quiet
about candidates in Nebraska. That
Isn't a bad omen at all.
Judging from the way her gowns
are being cut down in the back, the
1922 model girl believes in low gear.
Voliva, overseer of Zion'CIty, says
the sky is a solid dome. It could not
possibly be more solid than Voliva's
Whiskey and gaming may occas
ionally cause man's downfall, but
consorting with wild women Is a
Omaha has three candidates for
the republican nomination for Unit
ed States senator. That ought to be
enough for the present.
It has Just about gotten so in this
country that a man -thinks he is a
good provider for his family when
he pays his wife's poll tax.
This is a time we need such men
as John Mur.tey in the legislature
men who go there for business and
not pleasure, and the ten dollars
per day and mileage.
In the old days when .two men
from different towns met they al-
Attorney General Davghtrty Bays
the country cannot live on investi
gations but the profiteers hare been
getting fat on them Xor three years.
Actors and others are 6add to be
hard hit by recent movie business
retrenchment, but the latest Holly
wood scandal points to no reduction
in the wages of sin.
The election next .fall will 0e one
of the hottest ever held in Nebras
ka, with at least three tickets in the
field, and candidates are cropping
out in. every section of the state.
Perhaps the only way to keep our
governors out of scandals is to amend
the constitution by providing that
no man shall be elected governor
who has not reached the age of 75
A reader of the Journal asks ua if
we think McKelvie will be a candi
date for a third term for governor.
Well, hardly. But then you cannot
tell what lool notion that fellow
Youth is eternal. A Connecticut
lady, 108 years of age, took a flight
In an airplane the other day. She
said she was afraid to wait any long
er; that she might grow too 01a to
undertake the Journey.
Brother Charley for United States
senator! Well, what do you think of
that? No,' no. not from Nebraska.
And then, the democrats, the true,
ried and faithful, will have some
hing to say about that.
Recently a prominent farmer
bought a new Ford and learned to
drive it. After he had got the car
In the death of Mathew Gering,
the state of Nebraska loses one of
its most successful and noted attor
neys, and Plattsmouth and Cass
NO ONE KNOWS
county one of its best citizens a
gentleman and scholar. The writer
has known the lamented "Mat" Ger
ing for 'the past twenty yars and
during that time always considered
him one of our 'best friends. He could
compete with any man as an orator
and with any lawyer In the court
room. Always genial In his1 office and
with all whom he met without. That
he will be sadly missed by all our
people, goes without saying. The de
ceased possesed some peculiarities,
but what man in the annuls of ihris-
tory does not. At times he was quite
sentimental in his conversation an
withal he was always a man among
men. He could numfber his friends by
the thousands, not all in Nebraska
Tjut In many other states. Platts
mouth people were proud of this no
ble manhood but what community
would not be of a man of Mathew
Gering's ability. We could write
pages in reference to this great mind
but it does not seem necessary a
this time, but later. We deeply sym
pathize with his only brother, Henry
H. Gering, and his three sisters, who
deeply mourn the death of their
brother. Peace be to his ashes, for
the memories 'he leaves behind will
t)e cherished by all his old friends
There may be those who can fill the
place of this illustrious personage
but we seriously doubt It.
You'd think a man who ridiculed
wire communication fifty years ago
would have great faith in the wire
less nowadays, but such is not al
ways the case.
Here is something for our law
makers to chew, upon: For each year
added to the course of study in the
public schools the nation's produc
tivity is shoved up ten billion dol
lars. It is obvious therefore, that who
would seek to cut one penny frcm
the common school fund is guilty of
"It don't take a man long to
bag his pants at the knees,
and to make a finely tailored
suit look thoroughly disrepu
table that's the man of it,"
avers Dainty Dorthy.
nut she goes on 10 explain,
that the man who is making
use of our cleaning, steaming
and pressing services is keep
ing his clothes in much more
presentable condition . than
when he got acquainted with
us. And it doesn't cost much,
Goods Called for and Delivered
- A H
ways bragged about the home brand
of climate. Now they brag about the
home price of hootch.
About the only thing attractive
about the raw vegetable diet now
urged by many knowing ones, is that
there is no danger of burning one's
mouth at the first bite.
Nothing is impossible, tout it
strikes us that the average boy is
going to have a hard time learning
to like liquor if he is forced to prac
tice on the moonshine variety.
"What are the two moat import
ant advances made in home build
ing in the last five years?" asks a
reporter. Well, at a rough guess, -we
should say the iprice of labor and ma
The business man who gets dis
couraged nowadays is using bad
judgment. Better days are dawning
for all forms of trade and industry.
This is the time of all time to keep
a stiff upper lip. r
Dr. Fitzsimmons, who x held a
position in the Philippines for the
past eight years has returned to his
home in Tecumseh. And some of the
papers down that way are proposing
him for congress.
Only a few weeks ago Germany
was insisting that she could not
make a large reparation payment,
yet she succeeded in doing so. Hav
ing to do a thing generally results
in it being done.
The proposal to add another
month to the year probably will net
arouse much enthusiasm. The extra
month could only go to the coal man
or the ice man, and either way It
would leave the public.
The Bargain sate yesterday was as
usual, very successful and up to the
standard. People for miles on the
east side of the river have gotten fa
miliar with the big sales and attend
regularly. On with the big bargain
: 0: '
Miss Mary Miles Minter, screened
here last week, is confined to her
home in Hollywood, alnioet a ner
vous wreck over her connection with
the mystery of William Taylor's
murder. She is a great favorite with
many of our people.
The movie folks imagine that
they have been picked upon to car
ry the blame for all modern human
ity's depravity, but they are mistak
en. They are expected to bear the
blame for only half of it. The Jazz
producers will carry the other halt
That the tax iayers are going to
Lave a big say in the election this
fall, and the candidate for governor
that gets there niu6t be an able and
thorough busine? man Irrespective
of politics. He must come up to the
demands of those, as Jones says,
"who pay the freight."
started be forgot how to stop it and
before the car run out of gas it waa
ten miles in the country. Lizzie's
toll was a chicken, a cat and a dog.
J. A. Capwell, the bright young
attorney of Elmwood, while in the
eity this week, gave the Journal
sanctom a call for a short time. Mr.
Capwell is a candidate for county
attorney, and if elected .he will prove
abundantly able to hold down the
The republican candidates can't
get their filings for state offices in
to Lincoln fast nough hardly. They
must think the republicans have a
cure thing "in carrying the state.
But it is always best not to count
the chickens before they are hatch
Mary Miles -Minter, the movie ac
tress who had a look of frozen hor
ror on her face, when told of the
murder of Director Taylor. But "fro
ten horror" comes to many little in
nocent girls when told of the death
of man or woman who has so often
befriended them. Miss Minter will
appear on the screen at the Parmele
next Sunday afternoon and night.
But don't call her "little girl" any
more for she Is 21 years old and
won't stand for the "little girl"
racket, not a little bit.
After viewing the many foolish
things that have been done by the
present legislature, it certainly be
hooves the people of Nebraska to se
lect members of the next legislature
composed of men who know what is
needed in the way of laws men
who are independent in mind and
inclination. Some people think the
more bills that are passed the bet
ter the legislature. But any wise
person knows that twenty-five bills
that hit cases needed are worth two
hundred harrum-scarum bills that
are useless on the statute books.
Men of good sound Judgment should
be elected. The people have been too
careless in the matter of selecting
members of the house and senate
and then curse them afterward. Good
and true men will not be guided by
other members right or wrong. They
sure ought to have Judgment of their
own as to what is best for the constituents.
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in ordinary or deep-seated Coughs
and Colds, difficult breathing, and
for the relief of whooping cough.
The wonderful results following
its use will astonish you and make
you its life-long friend. Your
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its equal. Danger lurks where
there is a cough or cold. Safe for
all ages. 60c and 11.20 per bottle.
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Weyrich & Hadraba
Can You Use Some
, EXTRA MONEY
If you want to earn some extra mon
ey In your SPARE TIME, show your
friends and neighbors a new and
handy household article, wanted In
every home. NO MONEY REQUIRED.
I must have a representative In eaeh
town and community. Write the TO
DAY, NOW before you forget it. A
post card will do.
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r Plattsmouth. ' : Nebraska
Why do people drink liquor? An
swer: To get the thrills of intoxica
No further proof is needed that
alcohol is twin brother to opium and
Prohibition problem doesn't stop
with the mere taking away of liquor
Inebriates of the present genera
tion will not shake the craving for
liquor out of their minds and bodies
until they discover thrills that are
substituted for whiskey and wines
The next generation or .the one
that follows won't know the taste
of "the stuff." It will have no mem
ories of lost liquor thrills, craving
for a substitute. ,
A peculiar mystery of whiskey is
how one drinker can lap up a pint
without showing real intoxication
while another drinker is "put under
the table" by one or two drinks.
It's a mystery easily solved:
Some temperaments and bodies
are born a certain number of drinks
below normal. Get those drinks in
them and ithey rise to par.
Doctors and chemists have a big
Job ahead of them learning to rem
edy the bodies or egos that are be
What such people really need Is
not stimulants from a bottle. They
need corrective diet, lots of fresh air,
outdoor exercise and healthy thots.
The, drinker is committing slow
suicide. Chronic alcoholism is a form
of insanity. But you can't make the
average drinker realize it.
Take a person born, as some med
ical men express it, "so many drinks
below normal." This lis inherited al
coholic cravings handed down from
many generations of hard drinkers.
A father with more or less of his
ancestors alcoholic craving in his
blood gratifies his craving. Liquor
feeds on "itself.
Soon it takes two drinks to do the
works of one, then three so on, un
til hardened drunkards think noth
ing of "killing a whole quart."
All this is inherited by the son.
You've often heard the express
Ion, "Drinking runs in their 'fam
ily." After a few generations of prohi
bition, with alcohol Increasingly
difficult to get, there'll come a gen
eration without any craving for li
quor. That generation will be normally
healthy and happy, in body, mind
and spirit. Prohibition will be easy
to enforce then.
' There are a greut many men who
see mto be throwing everything in
. the way of congress granting the bo-
i nus to world war soldier boys.- And
why? The opposition comes from
that class of manufacturers who are
fearful they may have to pay a few
cents imore in taxes and those who
were too eowardlv to go with the
brave boys across the ocean.
They Appeal to Our Sympathies
- The bilious and dyspepsic are con
stant sufferers and appeal to our sym
pathies. Many such, however, have
been completely restored to health by
the use of Chamberlain's Tablets.
These tablets st rengthen the stom
ach. Invigorate the liver and improve
the digestion. They also . cause a
gentle movement of the bowels. When
yon havev any trouble with your
stomach, give them a trial. Weyrich
At the North Pole the thermome
ter never drops lower than 60 de
grees below zero. Frequently it gets
that cold in our northwestern states
and southern Canada.
Havre, Mont., once registered 6S
below zero, the coldest ever record
ed in the United States.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic ex
plorer, who 'has spoken in several of
the large cities, makes the compari
son, in his lectures exploding popu
lar beliefs about the supposed frigid
ity of the far north.
In northern Alaska and Canada
along the shores of the Arctic ocean
the snowfall is so light that df you
scattered 100 walnuts on the ground
in the autumn you'd be alble to count
90 of them, sticking out of the snow
at any time during the winter.
The record snowfall in the United
States was nearly 74 feet. This oc
curred 15 years ago at Tamarack
in the Sierra Nevada mountains of
in tne Klondike gold rush, more
prospectors died of summer sun
stroke in Dawson than perished of
Stefansson thinks that W 1970
Americans will be eating 50,000,
uuu pounds 01 reindeer meat a year
shipped from the farth north. Cen
tral Alacka soon will be growing all
the -wheat it needs.
Stefansson believes the Arctic
Circle is a coming country. He says
it Is possible for a tramp to hobo his
way to the North Pole and back, car
rying only a harpoon, using meat
for food and seal fat for fuel.
Stafansson's theory is that popu
lar fallacies about the far north be-
ong a solid iceberg, are part or the
false knowledge inherited from the
These fallacies have boen handed
down to us by a chain of textbook
writers who rewrote the "old stuff,"
posing as authorities on the far
north though they never were there
to check up.
How much of our supposed know
ledge in other fields is really misin
formation inherited from the ignor
ance of long ago?
When father went to school, he
was taught that parallel lines uo
Transmutation of metals was uni
versally accepted as impossible a
few years ago. Now scientists say
they'll soon be turning lead into
, though the cost nia.y be pro
Man used to be imprisoned for
saying that the' earth was round not
flat. Modern men, no matter how
improbable a suggestion may be.
says, 1 m open to conviction. Let s
see your facts."
Truth comes as men's prejudice
against new ideas dies.
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Pt ncil and
with the biggest
vocabulary in the
world and a real
point for every word.
That is the Eversharp,.
the pencil that brings
you fullest measure of
Always sharpnever sharp
ened. A quarter replenishes
the lead supply ten thousand
words for one cent!
There's a handy eraser under cov
er, and a built-in pocket clip that
makes the Eversharp a bosom com
panion for life.
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Holder contains eighteen inches of lead. Lead ob
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The Eversharp is a fitting mate to the Tempoint
Pen, made by the same concern. Mads for
pocket, chain, or lady's bag. Prices, $1 and up.
Come and pick your Eversharp. Have your name
ensraved on it.
For Sale at The Journal Office.
GIVESJJP HIS JOB
Relative of Chairman of Board of
Control Will be Removed from
Payroll by I-Iarch 1st.
FORMER OMAHA WOMAN
TO RUN FOR CONGRESS
St. Peter, Minn., Feb. 16. Mrs. A.
K. Gault. mayor of St. Peter, an
nounced today that she would seek
the democratic nomination for con
gress from the Third Minnesota dis
trict. Widow of A. K. Gault, promi
nent a.4 a railroad builder, Mrs. Gault
was chosen mayor of St. Peter last
Aprils-th; rirwt woman -mayor in
For a time, ten years ago, she and
her husband lived in Omaha, where
The board of control has taken no
official action in regard to the em-
loynient at the reformatory for men
of a nephew of a member of the i she became rpeent of th slat chan
ter of the D. A. U. Later she be
came vice president general of the
National U. A. R. for Nebraska.
You can't get strong on a weak,
flimsy diet. Tone P your stomach.
Eat plenty of nourishing food and
build up your system. Tanlac does
it. r. G. Fricke & Co.
For an original way of displaying
emotion at the death of a friend
Mary Miles Minter wins the lace
She knew Taylor well. lie was her
friend. When the news of his sud
den and mysterious taking off was
imparted, she was horrified. But no
one can 'tell about her reactions as
"It was terrible," she said. "I
rushed to my mirror and looked at
my face. I was appalled. I kept the
expression and hurried to mama.
"Mama," I cried, "did you ever
see thi3 expression on my face be
" 'No,' she said, 'it is perfect fro
zen horror. You have never done it
Poor Miss Minter coul4 not tell
how she felt until she saw her face.
Even then she needed mama to tell
her it was emotion she had never
'registered" before. It's fortunate
the news didn't come while Mary
was in the dark, for then she would
never have known just how she did
It is to 'be hoped that Miss Min
ter has conquered the technique of
her new Invention so that she can
immortalize it on the screen.
The death of loved human beings
has been a most fertile source for
artistic expression. The poetry,
prose, music and drama of the world
would suffer irreparably if they were
deprived of their eulogistic pieces.
tl remained for Miss Minter, how
ever, to invent a new form of artis
tic eulogy-the frozen horror movie,
face. George S. Sand got a wealth j
of usable literary material from the!
tragedy, of herself and De mussett.
Why shouldn't Miss Minter capital
ize her frozen horror face?
The soldie rtoh ismueskt 8810J0
The soldier 'to his musket, the
cobbler to .his last, Miss 'Minter to
her syndicated emotions!
board. Mr. Current, the employe in
;uestion, is a nephew of Miss Kath-
enne t. Worlev, chairman of the
oa.rd of control. The law defining
le powers and duties of the board
prohibits the employment of any rel-
tive of a member of the board at
ny institution under control of the
Superintendent Gus Miller of the
formatory said he employed the man
and that Miss Worley knew notliing
of it for two weeks. The man was
employed December 10. His resigna
tion is now in the hands of the su
perintendent and is to become effec
tive at the pleasure of the superin
tendent. As soon a another man can
be found to fill the position the res
ignation will be accepted, not later
than the first of March.
"The board has taken no action."
said A. E. Allyn, member of the
board. "I understand the resigna
tion of the employe is to become ef
fective whenever Superintendent Mil
ler desires it. . I did not know the
employe was a relative of a member
of the board when he was employed,
but I have known it for some time.
I called Mr. Miller's attention to it.
If the board does not do anything
more flagrant than having a relative
employed at a state Institution it
will be doing pretty well. Nobody
has been harmed by it, that I know
Omaha, Feb. 16. During her resi
dence in" this city, Mrs. Gault was
prominently identified with the Oma
ha Woman's club, having held several
offices in that body. She was par
ticularly well known as an authority
on parliamentary law.
Mrs. Gault has a son, Norman
Gault, attorney, living in Omaha, and
a sister, Mjs. Buell, a prominent at
torney at Ashland.
Chamberlain's Tafilets for Indigestion
"The nicest and pleasantest medi
cine I have used for indigestion and
constipation is Chamberlain's Tab
lets." writes, Melard F. Craig, Middle
Grove, N. Y. They work like a charm
and do not gripe or leave any un
pleasant effect. Weyrich & Hadraba.
Everybody who tries Tanlac
something good to say about it.
G. Fricke & Co.
Bocks! Books! Books! We have
them till you can't rest, at the Jour
IV, A. ROBERTSON
Coates Slock Second Floor
EAST OF RILEY HOTEL
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"We only Bought Rat Poison
Twice," writes Jesse Smith, N. J.
"I threw the first LinJ away; cculdn't be bothered
mixing it with meat, cheese. Thet. I trtetl Rat-Sna?.
SAY. that's the stuff! It come in cakes, all ready
toue And it luredoe kill rati." 35c. 65c. Sl-25.
' Sold and guaranteed by
Bestor & Swatek Weyncli & Had
raba F. G. Fricke '& Co.
BIG TYPE DUROC JERSEYS
In Wm. Dunn's Sales Barn, Weeping Water, Nebraska
Saturday, February 25th, 1922
Sale starts at 1 o'clock sharp Free lunch to parties from a distance.
a n fsdx y m zr u u
10 Tried Sows 14 Fall Gilts Balance Spring Gilts
They are bred to Smooth Orion Sensation and Golden Orion
Sensation. They are sired by the twice grand champion. Great
Orion Sensation, the Kerns boar. A few are bred -to Great Orion
King, the boar that sired the Junior and Grand Champion sow. We
won nine firsts, teven seconds, two thirds and Grand Champion Boar
was bred by us, at Cass County Fair. Two gilts bred by the World's
Champion will be sold.
i TERMS Cash or notes bearing 8 per cent interest.
Schafer Bros. & Wohifarth
Cols. W. II. Cruse, Wm. Dunn and Bex Young, Aucts.
Farmers State Bank, Plattsmouth, Clerk
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