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MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1922.
PLATT3H0TJTH SEMI WEEKLY JOURNAL
I am Here ta
Notwithstanding the interference by the fire fiend,
I am still here to give service to the farmer in supplying
their wants and needs in the line of farming machinery
and repairs. We have the agency for the International
line, including McCormick and Deering harvesting ma
chinery and the tillage machinery, including plows,
discs, cultivators and in fact anything in the farming
machinery line I can furnish you. Repairs for all and
any kind of farm utensils. I would like to give you
Wm. Gelirts recently sold a hay
loader to Mr. Leo Rikli, which he
is using for the harvesting of his
Henry A. Tool and son Kenneth
were building some concrete walks
at the H. A. Tool hone last Thurs
day. John Kruger has been assisting
with the work at the A. J. Tool home,
whore they are installing a water
Mrs. E. K. Norton was called to
Lincoln last Wednesday, where she
visited at the home of her brother,
XV. P. Cook and H. L. Kxuger and
wile and their son Glen Kruger were
visiting at Murdock last Sunday for
a f.hort time.
Mirs Luella Sawyer of South Bend
was a visitor for a number of days
at the home of her friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Schafer.
Miss Lydia Ruemfin, of Crab Or
chard, is visiting at her sister's home,
Mrs. Fred Cordes. and will as&ist in
the work at the home.
Will Meyers was called to Linco;n
one day last week to get some ma
terials needed in his electrical work,
making the trip via the busline.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodard visit
Caso Farming Machinery!
I have the agency for the fall line of Case farming machin
ery. -Snch as Plows, Tractors, Threshing Machinery, Haying
Machinery and fn fact a full and complete line. We can fur
nish all kinds of repairs. See us, we will make it well worth
Phor.eKo.7-W JVSttrdock, Web.
To tha Peapte cf glczr&rck ansi VsGinity:
When you buy Petroleum Products from us you are patro
nizing a strictly HOME CONCERN, not an eastern corporation.
"We pay our taxes and spend oar money in Cass county. Our
Penn Franklin Motor and Tractor Oils are a pure Pennsylva
nia product every drop made from Pennsylvania crude and
shipped direct fiom Pennsylvania. We buy in car load lots,
thereby getting the rock bottom price. Remember Pennsyl
vania oils will not carbon your motor, will sland up under ter
rific heat and will wear longer. See onr Mr. Schafer for sam
ples and prices.
-GEO. TRiJSKE&BGLZ OIL COHPAHY-
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Double stitched work shirt made of fine quality of blue
chambray. Flat, interlined collar, faced sleeves. One
pocket. Guaranteed non-rip sleeve at cuff. Comes in
full range of -sizes 14Ji to 17. Dark blue only.
REGULAR $1.00 VALUES
Murdock Mercantile Co.
PREPARED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE JOURNAL
-:- -:- NEBRASKA
ed last Saturday and Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schmidt,
Mesdames Schmidt and Woodard be
Mrs. XV. O. Schewe departed last
week for Ogden, Utah, called there
by the very serious illness of her
mother, who makes her home in the
Edward K. Norton, the proprietor
of the market and eating house at
Murdock was looking after some
business matters at Weeping Water
Mrs. M. Sorick and daughter,
Gladys, of Lincoln, were visiting for
ja number of days at the home of
iMrs. II. H. Lawton and with their
jmany friends here.
I E. W. Thimgan was a business vis
itor in Omaha la?t Thursday, making
the trip via the bus line, and was
looking after some business matters
during his stay there.
Mrs. O. E. McDonald and ton.
Robert, were visiting for a couple of
days at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Jaines T. O'Neill. Mrs. O'Neill being
an aunt of Mrs. McDonald.
H. A. Guthman was a visitor M
the home of his mother, Mrs. F. R.
Guthman for the week end last week
a i U ii Ei
and also made a business trip to Om
aha before his return home.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gillespie and
Lacey McDonald end Miss Viola
Everett spent the week end fishing
at Meadow and enjoyed the occasion,
making the trip in their car.
Jess Landholm and Diller Utt hare
been working over near Louisville,
at the home of Mr. Herman Gake
meier, where they have been over
hauling a large car forMr. Gake
ineier. A. J. Tool, the hardware merchant
and harness maker has been working
at the house a good deal of late, and
the Misses Margaret and Catherine
have been conducting the business at
John Crane of Manley, was a vis
itor in Murdock last Thursday, and
with H. XV. Tool went to Alvo, where
they were looking after some busi
ness and after their return, Mr. Tool
took Mr. Crane home in his auto.
Mrs. F. A. Rosenow has been hav
ing her class practice for the event
of Children's day, which is being ob
served by the members of that Sun
day school in conjunction with the
schools at Callihan and Louisville
H. K. Hanson and wife, parents of
Mrs. O. J. Pothast. were visiting for
over the week end at the home of
their daughter in Murdock, driving
down, ?nd were accompanied by Mr.
sr.d Mrs. R. M. Martin, of- Sioux
Mrs. V. O. Gillespie, who injured
herself in a fall a week or more
since, is petting along very slowly
and is still kept to her bod by the
jsevereness of the injury, but is hop
ing to be able to be around again in
!the near future.
! A. L. Baker of Lincoln, represcnt
! ing a business house there was a vis
itor in Murdock last Thursday and
was looking after some business mat-
i ter. Mr. Baker was employed m a
! mercantile establishment in Murray
for a number of years.
The newly organized camp of the
Carapfire girls met ct the home of
their guardian. Miss Margaret Tool,
last Tuesday and celebrated the event
by receiving two new members into
their order. Misse3 Hildecaard Baum
garfner end Henrietta Bauer.
Mi;s Florence Thimgan entertain
ed the members of the Sunday school
class of which she is a member, and
which is taught by Mrs. Frank
Rorenow at her home Friday even
ing last and a most pleasant time
was had by the young ladies.
O. C. Zir.k. Henry Reickman and
II. A. Guthman as auditing commit
tee for the looks of ttie school dis
trict No. 7. audited the books of the
school last Thursday evening, pre
paratory to the school meeting which
is to be held at Murdock today.
Max Dusterhoff, with his coeterie
cf workmen, have completed the
work at the Christian church at Elm
wood and have the edifice looking
excellent. The members of the
church and citizens of Elm wood are
loud in their praiee of the excellence
of tle work.
. John Amgwert and family were
visiting lFt Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maves near Ben
nett, making the trip in their auto
end on their return got caught in
the rainstorm which curr.e up cn the
O street road last Sunday evening.
They had to put on their chains, but
foun-! dry roods again after passing
j Mr. Henry ScMeuter, having his
! heart in tbe right place, made an
(elegant present to Mrs. ScMeuter of
! an up-to-date Banquet kitchen ranee
.with all the equipment and utensils
j that go with it. This is making an
I excellent equipment for the home cf
Ithis popular couple. The stove was
j purchased at the hardware store of
Mr. and Mrs. William Schwalm,
j of near Louisville, who were former
I near neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Emil
Lr.u, were spending last Sunday at
the Lau home, they all enjoying- a
most pleasant time. They remained
for a six o'clock supper, at which
Miss Martha Lau served delicious re
freshments in the way of ice cream,
confections and cake.
i Herman nan. or Niamey, was a
visitor in Murdock last Thursday,
coming over to set the motor at the
j Farmers elevator and to do some oth-
er work with the power plant of the
leievatcr and also to make rome
! changes in the lights, to afford bet
ter Fervice at the elevator, where
.there is often much work to do and
j which requires working after dark
1 some times.
j The Rev. V. L. Mellinger. of
Ogdcn. Utah, a minister of the Chris
tian church, and brother-in-law of
E. O. McDonald, was a visitor at the
McDonald home last Thursday for
the day, remaining over until Friday,
itbey going to Murray where he visit
ed v.-ith Mrs. Myra McDonald, Mrs.
(Mellinger's mother. Rev. Mellinger
.is just now working on the Chautau
, cua circuit. Rev. Mellinger, who has
i been in the west for a number of
j years, is thinking of returning to
(the east to engage in his work in the
Will Observe Children's Day
The Royal Neighbors of America
;have concluded to observe Children's
day and are asking their members
and all interested in the matter of
the observance of Children's day to
come to the rchool house grounds
with well filled baskets on Saturday
of this week, and s most pleasant
time will be had. The dinner' will
be served at one o'clock in the after
noon, thus enabling the business
men to come and enjoy the occasion
with their families and neighbors.
Remember the date, the occasion and
the hour and the -well filed basket.
Will Hold Picnic This Week
The three Bible schools of the
three churches. Murdock, Callihan
'and Louisville, will hold a picnic at
the Callihan church, where there is
a beautiful grove, and will have a
dinner and with probably a program.
A good time is assured, and it is
probable that the picnic will be
given on Thursday of this week,
June loth. Keep in touch with the
matter and be there, if yen are not
a member of the school, become one.
Herman Kraft Very Sick
Lar.t Tuesday I. G. Kornbeck took
G. Bauer to Ashland to catch the
train for Ithioa, where he was gcin
to see Mr. Herman Kraft, who is
very tick at this tii::e, j-.nd is a vnoth-er-in-larv
of Mr. I'co&r, as well as
being hi. -3 partner. When rrriving at
Ashland. Mr. IIorr.?;eck concluded he
would go on to Ithica and lid so, and
on returning made the trip via
Ceresco and Lincoln and found the
country looking most beautiful.
Rodger Eesd Itlarries
Rodger lc.ei, formerly living in
and near Murdock, but who has been
away from here for soru? titue was
united in marriage ia.n Thursday to
young lady by the name of Miss
Ffer, whose ho:ne has been near
" .-.g'e. They wiii make their home
in that neighborhood and are re
ceiving the congratulations and best
wishes of their many friends in this
Will Institute Boy Scouts
ITcnry Amgwert who is one of the
sterling young men who is always
v.'jrhiiig for the best interests of
Murdock and its p.op!e, has in hard
at this tiire tlie organization of a
troop of Boy Scouts, which will give
the youngster good wholesome exer
cise and also teach them many neces
sary things beneficial to them in
later life, such as dependence upon
themselves and a knowledge of how
to meet emergencies which are bound
They Will Have Work
There will be a meeting of the
Royal Neighbors cf America on Tues
day, June "Oth. at which time they
wiil Lave seme most interesting
work. They wil! have a candidate
who is to be instructed in the mys
teries cf the order and also two mein
ber3 who have been only social mem
bers in the past and who have made
replication to become beneficiary
members and they will a;pc be given
the work of that department. Ail
members are reijuePted to re in at
tendance at thhr'mceting as the work
will ie most interesting.
Any Schmader Gives Good Account
of Himself To Fight Here
Last of This Month.
From Saturday's I;aHy.
A!. hough a couple of times dur
ing the progress 0f the bout. Andy
ehm:der, Cass county light Loavy
weight t-.crr.ppcr. had the Australian
chs:i:r, Tilly Shad?, in a condition
whe'3 a good follow-up How wculd
have Ljitiled victory. Shade covered
up sui-ce?s!ury and demonstrated his
ability to get out cf the hole". Andy
who is a fighter hnd not a boxer, was
clso battling under nt 2e".?t a 30 per
cent handicap, due to sub-consciousness
cf his recent suspension, and a
determination to commit no overr.ita
act while in the ring.
As a result the California won a
popular decision over the Louisville
bo3 which is no discredit to Andy,
cons5dering the top-notchers Shade
lias defeated and the fact that he is
rated as a better man than Captain
Bob Roper who defeated Andy about
a year ago.
Karl Pury?ar, popular light-weight
fighter, landed a fusilade of blows on
his dag-o opponent from Chicago in
every one of the ten rounds cf their
semi-windup fight and won an easy
referee's decision although hi3 jabs
lacked sufficient steam to ever put
him in the knockout class.
The preliminaries on the bill v.ere
mediocre, both ending in the second
round, one via a technical k o. and
'the ether by the regular knockout
Andy's next light will be in Platts
mouth or. June 27th, when he is
scheduled to meet Jack ' McCarthy, of
Portland. Oregon, in the main event
of the Legion's combination bcxing
and wrestlirg bill. Poth men are the
same type of fighters, which insures
greater r.ction than where one is a
more skilled boxer and is thus able
to forestall r.nd outgeneral his hard
The wrestling end of the bill will
be between the Cass county grappler,
Frank Schmarder and some worthy
opponent to be picked later and will
be a bert two out of three fells af
fair. Two fast boxing preliminaries
will ahso be on the bill.
Andy was in town today enroute
to his "home at Louisville an3 shows
very little the effects of his bout last
night. He will keep i'p intensive
training as in addition to the fight
here the 27th. he will probably be
on the 4th of July card at Michigan
PENSION SILL PASSES HOUSE
i Washington, June 9. A bill ex
tending the provisions of the 1912
pension act to officers and enlisted
men of all state militia and other
state organizations who rendered
service to the union cause during the
Civil war for a period of 90 days
; or more, and providing pensions for
' their dependants, was pa3?ed today
bv the house and sent to the senate.
Lose anytnir.j? Find anything !
Try a Jcamal want-ad.
SiX MILLIONTH FORD
TURNED OUT MAY 18
Four Out of Five Ford Cars and
Trucks Sold Since 1908 are
Still in Operation.
The six millionth Model "T" Ford
motor was prod need May ISth, in the
Ford factory at Detroit. In other
words', from the time back in J90S,
when the Ford Motor company be
tcan marketing the now famous Model
"T" motor car until May 18th. 1922,
a total of six million Ford cars and
trucks have been produced. Out of
this total 5.517.PS6 were delivered to
purchasers in the United States alone,
and according to the latest statistics,
4.47S.248 of these Ford cars and
trucks are still in daily service.
Thus, it will be seen that out of
every five Ford cars and trucks sold
to retail purchasers in the United
States alone during the past fourteen
years, four are still in actual daily
use, which is really remarkable when
the hard service of commercial cars
is taken into consideration. This
seems to forcibly conf'Tu the popular
knowledge of the longevity of Ford
That Ford products have been
quite evenly distributed throughout
the United States is borne out by the
fact that thru the sparsely settled
communities in the west to the dense
ly populated cities in the east, prac
tically the same ratio of Ford cars
and trucks to population exists.
Ohio leads with a total of 290,769
Ford cars and trucks in daily use;
Illinois comes second; Pennsylvania
third; Texas fourth and Michigan
fifth, with a total of 234,081. New
York, Iowa and California follow in
the order named, each having more
An idea of the important part
played by Ford cars and trucks in
the daily transportation of goods and
persons in the United States can be
gained, by realization of the fact that
with the Ford cars now in operation,
averaging a minimum of 5,000 miles
per year each, they would pile up a
total of twenty-five billion transpor
tation miles equivalent to more
than a million trips around the
TION iS FORMED
Intended to Assist Students at State
Institutions and Colleges in
The W?sley foundation has filed
articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state. Its headquarters
are in Lincoln. Its object is to pro
mote the intellectual, moral and re
ligious welfare of young men and
v.-on: en attending higher institutions
of learning as well as young people
of no particular religious affiliations,
particularly those attending state in
stitutions. It is to operate as an auxiliary to
the board of education of the Meth
odist church and co-operate with the
bor-rd of home missions and that of
church extension, in harmony with
the principles, methods and regula
tions of the board. It is not conduct
ed fyr pecuniary profit but may take
devices End grants of money and
prop?r:y. The bishop of the Metho
dist church fo Nebraska is ex-ofDcio
head. The trustees number twenty,
divided as follows for the present:
Northwest Nebraska conference
O. S. Paker. S. C. Newland, Herold
Flint and Curt Hill.
Nebraska conference Walter Ait
ken. F. A. Cnrrnny, A. V. Hunter,
H. C. Seidel. L. F: Townsend, J. H.
Clemens. W. St. John Saunders, Har
ry F. Huntington, C. O. Pruce, G.
V. Pishop, C. K. Martin, Charles
Fordyce, "W. Edgar Gates, F. B. King,
Hilt Wescott and Charles E. Brown.
TO TELL WHY FRUIT
IS KEPT SKY HIGH
Technical Explanation Promised by
Chairman of Congressional
Committee on Agriculture
Washington, June 9. The house
wife will be informed in a forthcom
ing report by the joint commission on
rgri-ultural inquiry why she pays
so much for fruits ana vegetables
and the farmer will learn why he
gets so little. Chairman Anderson
of the committee said in a prelimin
ary report that the investigation had
about disposed of the constantly re
curring popular nryth "of wanton
destruction of perishable produce in
order to boost the price."
The commission's report will show
Mr. Anderson said, that two funda
mentally different principles govern
the price to the producer supply
and demand, and the principles of
fixrd charges. The sale price of fruits
and vegetables, he added, was deter
mined by the relation of supply to
demand Tather than cost of produc
tion, the growers' return being large
ly determined by the wholesale price
which is a fluctuating factor.
Lack of rropcr terminal market
facilities was found to be one reason
for the wide difference between pro
ducers' and consumers' prices.
A Jersey milch cow fresh the mid
die of June, broke to lead. Clif
ford Roberts, phone 2913.
JTJKE RED BOOK
The new June Red Books are now
en sale at the Journal oflce. Call
, and secure your copy at once. The
new Hearst's, Ilotion Picture, Pho
toplay and Classics are also here..
Hurinfl the past twenty-five years
we have been working at the busi
ness of Painting and Decorating
in all its branches. The last ten
years in Murdock. By reason of
always doing the best work and
giving 100r service, we are now
enjoying a good business. We
now have a crew of excellent
woTkmen and are prepared to care
for all work offered. Let ns figure
with you on that job.
JAMES B. KING
PAYS PENALTY FOR
Convict Who Slew Prison Guard
Dies in Chair at State Peni
tentiary at 10:10 a. m.
Lincoln, June 9. James B. King,
negro convict, aged 29. paid the pen
alty for the murder of Prison Guard
Robert G. Taylor, at the state peni
tentiary here this morning at 10:10
o'clock when he breathed his last in
the electric: chair.
E. B. Currier, executioner of Bos
ton, Mass., was in charge of the
The death march began at 9:57 a.
m. on the short walk that leads to
the prison hospital where the elec
tric chair is located.
The chair was reached by the pris
oner at exactly 10 o'clock.
While the preliminary arrange
ments were being made. Prison
Chaplain Thomas B. Maxwell offered
a short prayer. The negro was then
strapped to the chair.
Two Applications of Current
Currier, the executioner, applied
the current at 10:06 o'clock. One
minute later the current was turned
off. It was applied again at 10:10.
The prison physician pronounced
King dead immediately after the ap
plication of the second current.
King offered to make no statement
before his death in the chair.
King was sent up from Ogallala,
Neb., to serve one to ten years for
burglary, on August 30, 1919.
King er-tered a grocery at night,
sitting in the middle of the floor and
eating a dozen bananas. He offered
no resistance when he was surprised
in the act of stealing a meal he said
he was hungry and entered a plea
of guilty to burglary, according to a
letter to the board of pardons from
Sheriff Charles Nichols.
With recommendations for a pa
role from all Keith county officials,
he would undoubtedly have been a
free man at the May meeting of the
board last year, had he not stabbed
the guard, Robert L. Taylor, on May
Before going to supper King had
had words with the guard at his cell
that night. He accused the guard
of taking his comb.
We ikre Headquarters
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. All Kinds of Motor Oil
AT T STANDARD MAKES OF TIRES AND TUBES
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22-Four-35 Five passenger touring 935
22-Six -44 Three passenger roadster 1365
22-Four-36 Three passenger coupe. . 1295
22-Six -45 Five passenger touring 1395
22-Four-37 Five passenger sedan 1395
22-Six -49 Seven passenger touring . . . 1535
22-Six -46 Three passenger coupe 1885
22-Six -48 Four passenger coupe 2075
22-Six -47 Five passenger sedan 2165
22-Six -50 . Seven passenger sedan 2375
All Bricks F. 0. B. Flint, Michigan
MURDOCK -:- -:-
Returning to the west cell house
after supper. King dropped out of
the file of convicts, wheeled on Tay
lor and stabbed him in the breast.
Given "Third Degree"
Taylor started to run and King
stabbed him twice in the neck and
shoulders. Only one man, ConTict
Joe Elmore, witnessed the stabbing
He did not report the matter imme
diately. When search was started a half
hour later, after guardsl)ad found
the body, King was calmly reading
his paper in his cell. This aroused
suspicion and his cell was searched
A bloody file was foun dhidden in a
King was given a "third dojrree"
in the warden's office late rthat night
in a manner that led the Nebraska
supreme court, on King's appeal, to
censure "the cowardly conduct" of
public officials involved. Testimony
showed that State Sheriff Gus Hyers
and Federal Prohibition Agent Tom
Carroll and some guard, later dis
charged by the warden, were presiK,
the warden was not present.
Deputy Warden Dan Cavanaugh
rescued King, took him Into a hack
room, got a stenographer, and King
made a full confession, which he
signed two days later at the county
Sentenced From Army
King was born November 2. IK 92.
at Norfolk, Va, He gives his father's
name as Julius Bayantz and his
mother's as Alicia Ingram. He Is an
only child. His father deserted hia
mother shortly after he was born,
and he was reared by an uncle nd
aunt at Columbus, O., and there took
the name of Carl Anderson.
Under this name he enlisted in the
army in 1911. and in 1912, during a
drunken brawl, in the Philippines,
he shot and wounded his best friend,
a sergeant. For this offena h was
sentenced to twelve years in rrison.
His sentence was commutted to ex
pire in 1918, by Secretary of War
He was hoboing across country
when he stopped at Ognllnla. Ilin
profession is that of a cook, altho
in his application for parole he said
his ambition was to write and be
come an author.
All parties indebted to th firm of
E. G. Dovey & Son arc requested to
settle accounts immediately with W.
G. Kieck, in Coates block.
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