The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 06, 1922, Image 1

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VOL. no. xxxvm
NO. 102
County Has Promised to Have Tneir
Part Looked After City to
Fix up 8th Street.
From Monday's lallr.
The fact that the government and
the Btate are planning: to use the U.
S. rifle range north of this city veryi""" l" "7 "aut" lu.H",J "cu us
extensively during the coming sum- j eXtra laree nUmber
mer makes the matter or nxing up
the streets and road leading there
one of niue himportance to every
one in the community.
The road traverses Eighth street
to the city limits and this street,
especially the northern portion needs
some work to put it in good shape
for travel and which should be look
ed after at once as the coming of the
state national guard encampment in
August will mean that not only the
1.5t0 men in camp will use the road
but that hundreds of visitors will be
here by auto to visit their friends
at camp and to travel over poor
roads would certainly ne anything The strike situation here today has
but a favorable advertisement forjBnown practically a 100 per cent
the city and its people. (walkout on the part of the men and
If the road and Eighth street are . tne registry at the local headquarters
placed in god shape it will require jat the Labor temple shows that 394
but little effort to keep it so up to nf the men are out and onlv ten re-
the time of the encampment and the
visit of the U. S. troops in Septem
ber when the 17th infantry will be
here for their course in firing on
the range.
The county will see that their part
of the road to the range is widened
out so as to permit the passage of
two cars easily and also provide for
draining the road and the city will
not be subject to such extensive
work on their part of the job as 8th
street is so that it will only require
a small amount of labor to get it in
first class shape.
This will be one of the best ad
vertisements for the city that can
be made and one that should be tak
en up and put across in a manner
credible to the city and its people.
from Monday's Dally.
The little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Rea McMaken, who has been
very sick for the past wee!:, passed
away Saturday afternoon and the
funeral services were held yesterday
from the home in the north portion
of the city at 3 o'clock and attended
by the delatives and friends of the
bereaved parents.
The services were conducted by
the Rev. John Calvert of the First
Methodist church, who f-poke words
of comfort to the parents, who have
been visited by the shadow of grief
in their loss of a bright little one,
and during the service. Mrs. E. H.
Wescott and Miss Clara Mae Morgan
sane "That Sweet Story of Old" and
"When He Cometh."
By the wealth of floral remember
anres the. deep sj-mpathy felt for the
parents c-f the little one was made
At the conclusion of the services- in me readjustment mere win ue
at the home, the bodv was conveyed slight Increases in the railway, tele
tn DaV TJiil cemetf-rv whprp it was graph and aviation sections of the
laid to rest in the family lot.
From Mourtay'B r'iy.
This morning an action entitled
T. II. Cromwell vs. Glen Vallery was
filed in the district court in which
the plaintiff seeks to prevent the de
fendant from disposing of a note
which he has in his possession.
Edward S. Tutt vs. John Gakemei
er and T. H. Cromwell is the title of
another suit filed in which the plain
tiff asks that he be given judgment
against the defendants for a note for
$3,000 made by the defendant. Gak-
emeier. to Cromwell and which was
later sold by Cromwell to Mr. Tutt.!
" 1 Immanuel hospital and is feeling
Miss Edythe Waliengren, one of j greatly improved over her condition
the accomodating operators at the;in the past The occasion of the re
exchange of the Lincoln Telephone I turn of Mrs. Wichman has given
& Telegraph Co., is enjoying her her famiiy ana friends a great deal
vacation from her duties by visiting of pleasure and they are hopeful
at Des Moines with her sister and tnat phe will soon be in ner former
family, and enjoying a well-earned ' tooj health.
rest irom ner arauous ounes in me
telephone work. Miss Waliengren de-
parted Saturday afternoon and is an
ticipating a most delightrul outing.
From Monday's Dttly
Mrs. James Ptacek who has been
at the Immanuel hospital in Omaha
for the nast two weeks recovering
from an operation for goitre, has so J
iar recoverca iuai mie uas utrcu ouic oS m me past ana win Keep tne out
to return home. Mrs. Ptacek is still j put up to the high standard they
quite weak from the eflects oi me;
operation but every indication is lor
her speedy recovery.
From Monday's Dally.
The K. S! Sokol dramatic club last
evening presented a most delightful
comedy at the K. S. Sokol hall on
west Locust street and the event was
attended by a very large sized audi
ence. The members of the company
acquitted themselves in fine shape'
and the audience enjoyed the pro-J
duction to, the utmost. '
Saturday evening one of the larg
est crowds that has been evidenced
in this city for some time, was busy
on the main streets of the city and
until a very late hour there was a
large number stirring around and
made a real metropolitan appear
ance. The farmers are kept very busy
at their homes during the day and
evening is the only time they find
to drirve in and look after the trad
ing and other business matters and
added to the usual Saturday evening
Of Crafts Affected by Strike Order,
394 Are Out and Only Ten
Eemain at Work.
main at their work in those denart-
ments which have been ordered to
The various crafts that are en
gaged in the strike are out in the
strength shown below, according to
the lists available at the strike head
quarters: No. Out Working
Carmen 291 5
Blacksmiths 41 2
Boilermakers 14 0
Machinists 26 2
Electricians 3 0
Sheet Metal Workers 19 1
The headquarters state that all of
the men below the rank of general
foremen have been called out and
four or five of the foremen have re
sponded and it is hoped that there
will be others to Join this list.
The conditions are the best pos
sible and the situation one of quiet
ness nnd reflects the greatest credit
on the workers in their conduct of
the protest walk-out. .
Number of Divisions Not to be Re
duced But Companies to be
Decreased Somewhat.
Tokio. July 4. The Japanese ar
my will be reduced by a total of 56,
O00 enlisted men, according to reor
ganization plans proposed by the war
office and approved by the cabinet,
it was announced today.
The total number of divisions in
the army will remain unchanged,
but the number of companies, squad
rons and batters will be decreased.
land fnn ps ns M'fll ns in the hpnrv
artillery corps.
Reduction in the army, it is esti
mated, will effect a saving of Yen
259,000,000 during the next twelve
years and thereafter, Yen 23,000,
(00 annually.
Reorganization of equipment and
changes in arms, such as the in
creasing of artillery and the employ
ment of a greater number of ma
chine guns, will entail an expendi
ture of Yen 23,000,000 spread over
a thirteen years period.
Prom Monday Dally.,
Yesterday afterrnoon Mrs. John
Wichman, Sr., returned from Om-
( aha where she has been for the past
J three weeks, taking treatment at the
The cigar manufacturing firm of
Ptak & Bajeck, which has been a
part of the business life of the city
for a number of years, has been suc
ceeded by the Acorn Cigar Co., with
Messrs. John Bajeck and Emmons
Ptak as the heads of the new firm.
The Acorn Co. will continue to make
the same popular brands of cigars
have maintained in the past.
Misses Josephine Abberley and
Mable Gilchrist of Pasadena, Calif.,
are in the city guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. William Baird. The
young ladies are enroute to the east
and expect to visit at Chicago, Ni
agra Falls. New York. Washington.
Boston and from there go to the
Thousand Islands. Montreal and Que
bec and thence to the west through
Canada, and returning to California
over the northern route.
Prom Wednesday's .Dally. ,
The splendid spirit that has been
shown here by the striking members
of the mechanical crafts of the Bur
lington shops, has been such as to
reflect the greatest credit on the
men and on the community in which
they make their home. It is a matter
of greatest concern to these men and
to everyone in the city to see that
the property of the Burlington at
the shops is protected and this is
the general spirit shown in the pres
ent situation by the clear-headed
an dearnest men who are in charge
of the interests of the strikers as
well as the Burlington officials here,
who maintain their personal pleas
antness despite the issues that may
have arisen in the dispute that has
led to the walkout of the railroad
James Ptacek, president of the
shop federation, and who is direct
ing head of the strikers, when inter
viewed today, stated the position
that is taken by the men relative
to the property of the company and
the preservation of order. "The strik
ers bear no ill will toward any of
the Burlington officials in this city
or the general officers of the rail
road," said Mr. Ptacek. "We are out
to win and expect to win the fight,
and it is going to be in a peaceful
and orderly manner, such as has
characterized the state of affairs
since the men walked out. Eighty
per cent of the men are owners of
homes here in Plattsmouth and re
gard the Burlington properties as a
charge to care for as they expect to
return to them for employment and
consequently they urge absolutely no
action that in any way might cause
any injury or damage to the com
pany property. The men have been
asked to keep perfect order and de
corum in their campaign of the
strike and in presenting their cause
to the general public and not the
slightest disorder has marked the
actions of any of the men.
"There are many rumors put
afloat," said Mr. Ptacek, "that, on
investigation, prove to be wholly un
founded, and anyone who hears these
rumors of what has been done or
may be done can verify their reports
by calling at the strike headquarters
where committees are busy all the
time in handling cases where par
ties have been misinformed."
Incidently as regards these rumors
that of Monday evening when it was
alleged that cars had been stoned,
proved to be much enlarged upon
when the simple truth was known,
and no member of any of the strik
ing crafts was implicated in the af
fair aside from being near the scene
when the car was taken into the
shop yards. Some young boy threw j
a stone at the car as it passed the i
Granite street crossing and this1
broke a -window, but the car was not
in anyway molested aside from this
and this the union men are abso
lutely innocent of. This is where the
individual citizen can do his part by
keeping order and not allowing the
damage to the property of the com
pany. The strikers are not in the
spirit of destruction or injuring
anything and the general public
should be as careful as the men
themselves are.
As we have stated this is a mat
ter of the greatest importance and
vital to all of Plattsmouth, no mat
ter what our wishes or desires in
the present situation may be, or what
the outcome may result in for vic
tory for either side, one thing stands
out as self evident and that is that
the men who are out now will wish
to return to the shops for employ
ment and this should be a reason
for all to assist in seeing that the
property is amply protected from
damage of any kind. There is no
quarrel with the Burlington system
or its officials and the settlement of
the issues is all that is involved and
in either case it mean's that the shops
will continue to be the chief indus
try of the city.
The restaurant which has been
owned for several months by Lewis
& Lewis.' was sold Saturday to W. C.
Foster and possesion given yeterday
to the building and buiness. This
restaurant is the one formerly " con
ducted by Lew Russell and one of
the popular eating houses of the
city. Mr. Foster will endeavor to give
the people of the community a res
taurant that will be of the very best
in service to its patrons.
On Saturday evening the stork
made a visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Julius Kalasek in the west por
tion of the city and left in their
care one of the finest little boys that
boys that could be desired. The moth
er and little one are doing very nice
ly and Julius is feeling well pleased
over the addition that has come to
the family circle.
Office supplies of all kinds han
fled at the Journal office.
Saturday afternoon while Mrs. W.
T. Melbern was engaged in picking
some cherries from a tree at her j
home she was unfortunate enough to ;
fall from the step ladder on which j
she was standing and as the result j
susiaineu a iraciuic in. iur icn aumc
that has kept her confined to her
home since that time. The accident
while not dangerous has been very
painful and caused the patient more
or less suffering. Mrs. Wineberg, a
daughter of Mrs. Mellvrn, arrived
here Tuesday to visit with the moth
er and assist in her care.
Council Bluffs Team Wins Opener,
3 to 0 While Locals Cop the
Second, 14 to 3.
Fro'a Wednesday' Oally
The double header at the ball park
yesterday afternoon was a fifty-fifty
split with the visitors, the Tate
Drug Co. team of Council Bluffs,
taking the opener by the score of C
to 0 while the locals were the win
ners in the second game by the lop
sided score of 14 to 0.
In the first game the visitors gath
ered in two of their runs in the sec
ond inning on three hits and a pass
and aside from this oi:e inning the
battle was hard-fought and the vis
itors earned all they got in the way
of scores. Sorenson, the mound ar
tist for the visitors, was very effec
tive in the pinches and had exce!l?i:t
support and the locals were on the
job in backing up Connors in his
work in the box.
The second game proved very soft
for the local team and they were
worn out by their foot races around
the bags ere the falling shades of
night brought the conflict to a close
and brought the victory to the Mer
chants by the score of 14 to 3. Ma
son was in the box in. the last half
of the double header tncl had the
Iowa lads guessing and as well re
ceiving the best support from his
teamates. McCarthy i-.i left and
Sprecher in centerfielJ were there
in both games in handling the drives
in their territory and which nipped
many a bright prospect for the visi
tors. Fletcher, the centerfielder of
the visitors, was very effective in his
work and got away with a great
many chances. The Taffe team used
Boyd in the last game in the box
but he was hit freely and the visi
tors were somewhat up in the air on
their fielding as several errors in
the infield added to the general un
steadiness and alowed the Platts
mouth slugeers to fatten their scores.
The crowd was very poor for the
holiday as a great many were at
tending the ceelbration at the K. S.
park while others were out of the
city to enjoy the Fourth and as the
result the faithful old guard of fan-,
dom were about all that were pres
ent at the park.
Topeka, July 1. The flat declar
ation that under no circumstances i
would he become a candidate for the
republican nomination for president
in 1924 is contained in a letter writ
ten by Senator Arthur Capper of
Kansas to a Topeka newspaper man,
which was authorized for publica
tion here tonight.
. A persistent rumor, to the effect
that the senator was preparing to
toss his hat into the political ring
as a presidential candidate was wide
ly circulated here recently when it
became known that he had complet
ed plans for a Washington edition
of one of his farm publications.
"I have no more thought of run
ning for president than you have,"
Senator Capper wrote to his friend.
"If. will be difficult to separate me
from my present job that is, with
my consent and approval.
"When they do succeed in jarring
me loose, I am through with public
Fargo, N. D.. July 1. Lynn J.
Frazier's plurality over Senator Por
ter J. McCumber for the republican
nomination for senator will be in
the neighborhood of 10,000 votes.
More than 100 precincts still out
standing tonight, are in rural dis
tricts and are expected to increase
Frazier's lead. A total of 1,925 pre
cincts gave Frazier 83.302 to Mc
Cumber, 75,530, a lead for Frazier of
Governor Nestos lead over B. F.
Parker for the republican nomina
tion for governor was dwindling.
Nestos had 92,340 in 1,959 precincts
and Baker had 77,412, a lead of 14,
From Wednesday's Dally.
The regular monthly meeting of
the board of county commissioners
was held today at tne court nouse
and took up the usual routine busi-
ness, principally that of allowing
THanfr Books at the Journal OSCC
j . ...
i Celebration Eeld Yesterday is Very
Largely Attended by - Resi
dents of This City.
The Fourth of July was observed
quite extensively at the K. b. park,
yesterday afternoon and evening and
one of the largest trowels that h?r.
attended any gathering of its kind
was present at the scene of festivi
ties from the early hours of the!
morning until the last moments of
the celebration last night.
j parade of the visiting turners, the : x.scapaue lMear ureenwoou v,ubii up
IK. S. society and the members of j wards of $500 State Sheriff
the various labor unions, headed by Hyers Brought Them In.
the Eiks baud, through the business
streets and out to the K. S. park, ! From -udnesJays Daily,
where the formal exercises of the, Tnis afternoon the temple of Just
aay was opened. ijco of Judge William Weber was the
Fran ostrejs presided at thelscene of a peneraI ciearing house of
park and in a few well chosen words . a t of booze handlers and their
introduced -layor C A. Johnson, friends who were taken into custody
who welcomed the visitors and the!near Greenwood Mondav night by
guests to the very enjoyable eath-jstate Slieriff Gus Hyers on informa-
Judge James T. Begley was then
introduced and made the formal ad
dress of the day, dealing with thelSheri Qlnton petting wind of the
foundation principals on which the
American republic had been founded
und the present situations that mark
ed a great awakening and desire
on the part of the people of the na
tion to take a greater interest in the
affairs political.
Owing to the fact that Father Va
clav Dostal of Lawler, Iowa, was un
able to be present, Father Ferdinand
Suesser of this city gave a few brief
The Elks band furnished a very
pleasing concert during the after
noon and evening as well as a few
selections in the morning which were
much enjoyed by all of the large
During the noon hour there was a
very delightful dinner party served
by the ladies of the society at the
hall and which was enjoyed by some
4 00 persons and also in the evening
a fine luncheon was served.
During the afternoon from 2 until
4 o'clock the turning exercises were
held, the ladies' classes from the
neighboring cities participating and
the men of the society later giving
some very clever apparatus work.
At the close of the afternoon pro
rr.n m .Tames 'Ptacek rave a short
address to the gathering in -which I
he made an earnest plea for the co
operation of the public in the pres
ent strike to see that order was pre
served and that all strive to win by
the presentation of their claims. He
also urged a regard for the property
of the railroad company at all times
and under all conditions, as a mat
ter of personal importance to every
one of the shop employes.
Father Ferdinand Suesser as well
ns Father John Vranek of Omaha
spoke very briefly.
In the evening there was a fine
social dance held and this feature
of the evening lasted until a late
Several Bandits Killed in Clash With
Federal Soldiers Near Aguada
Camp in Tampico District
Washington, July 2. Rebel forces
were defeated and scattered by fed
eral troops near the Aguada camp of
the Cortez Oil company in the Tam
pico district of Mexico on June 30,
according to a message received by
the state department today from
Consul Shaw at Tampico. The latter
said his information was based upon
a report he had received from oil
company officials yesterday.
There were two actions, the con
sul said, in which five or six rebels
were killed, three taken prisoner and
CO of their horses and mules cap
tured. The federal troops, he added,
arcording to his advices, were pre
paring to follow up the rout of the
rebels while other federal troops, he
understood, were coming into the
Mr. Shaw, in his message which
was filed at noon yesterday, did not
mention the name of the command
er of the rebel forces, but it was as
sumed here it probably was General
Gorozave, whorecently took several
of the employes of the oil company
prisoners and seized much destruc
tible property for the concern as "se
curity" for the payment of 15,000
pesos. The situation now was ap
parently well in hand by the troops
of the Obregon government, the con
sul stated.
Balboa Heights, Panama, July 1. -Tolls
from the Panama canal netted
the United States $11,197,000 in the
J fiscal year which ended yesterday-
During the year the canal passed
2 740 vessels with the approximate
eigrht of 10,850,000 tons. Traffic
jwas 3 per cent less than the previous
I fiscal year but about the same as the
j calendar year of 1921.
From 'Wednesday's Dally
This morning E. H. Wescott and
son, Edgar, who have been spending
a few weeks at Los Angeles at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wescott.
parents of E. II. Wescott. returned
home. Both Hilt and Edgar have en-
'joyed very much their outing and
the opportunity of visiting with the
; relatives in the charming coast coun
i try. They report Mr. and Mrs. Wes
cott. Sr., as doing very nicely, altho
r- Wescott is feeling somewhat hIsjr,Tlnp licre u;d'aVi i,rouRilt new of
advancing years.
! party had been reported as having
made several trips to Greenwood and
habit of visiting that portion of Cass
county by the dealers in hooch, ar
ranged to have them picked up.
The parties brought here today
were Wilfred and Anna Wilson, of
and Emma Crawford and Harry Wal
lace of Omaha, and Dennis Clark of
Council Bluffs. The cars used by
the parties were Fords and owned by
Clark and Wallace.
The judgment of the court was
that the parties should pay dearly
for their violation of the prohibition
law. Wilfred Wilson drew 100 and
costs; Melvin Petersen, 100: Anna
Wilson. $10; Emma Crawford. $10;
Stephen Crawford, $100; Harry Wal
lace, $100 and Dennis Clark. $100.
State Sheriff Hyers was here in
charge of the party of tourists and
remained until they were given their
trimmings by the court.
Frank Vallery, the hustling real
estate dealer of eastern Cass coun
ty, Saturday closed up a deal be
tween James Chilton of North Platte
and John Stander of this city where
by Mr. Chilton takes over the Stand
er store here " and Mr. Stander se
cures a part of the Countryman farm
south of Murray. The value of the
deal is something like $25,000 and
all parties to the deal including the
genial real estate man feel well
pleased over the deal.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday, Ruth, the little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Pickett,
was taken to Omaha where she was
placed in the Methodist hospital
there for treatment. Little Miss Ruth
has been very poorly for the past
week, having been taken sick while
on a visit with relatives. The little
one is in very serious shape and the
friends of the family are hopeful
that a change for the better may
occur soon.
Popular copyrights and the latest
fiction at the Journal office.
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IVhat Is An Ideal
It is better to maintain your surplus
funds in idleness provided they are de
posited in a safe place than to take any
chances in an effort to earn big interest.
But our Certificates of Deposit offer
you both safety and liberal interest. No
excuse therefore for idle funds. Ask us
about our Certificates of Deposit.
I f Member Federal Reserve ) !
Hear Re-Creations in Your Own
Home without Cost That is
Plan Now Available.
Mr. Elihu M. Ben-Dror, a special
representative of the Thomas A. Edi-
umti T .i hnratnrr flrrtllfp J u r-
the latest inspiration of the preat
brain of Mr. Edison.
It appears that Mr. Ben-Dror is
here to visit owners of the New
Edison phonograph and explain to
them the New Edison Service clubs.
The idea is to have every cata
logued Re-Creation circulate among
the owners. Comparative ly few peo
ple have heard even a small propor
tion of the nearly two thousand He
lections contained in the Edison cat
alogue. Hundreds f thes'e would
doubtless find favor if they could be
heard. How impossible it would be
for the busy man or woman to sit
in the shop for a sufficiently long
time to hear these Re-Creation:; play
ed, but by having twenty of these
selections for two days each mouth
.the owner can. eventually, hear all
of them. Duplicates of those that
appeal to the owner can be secured
from the local dealers. Messrs Wey
rich & Hadraba, who are to maintain
the Library headquarters.
One of the best features about the
Library plan is that every member of
one's family, and friends, can hear
and discuss each selection in the
comfort of the home at the Bume
time. There is no cost to anyone,
or obligation. It can be seen that
only the almost unbreakable quality
and durable surfaces of the Edison
Re-Creations make this plan pos
sible. Twenty Re-Creations or forty play
ing sides, will give each owner near
ly three hours of the world's best
music each month.
The time of Mr. Edison's represen
tative here is limited, and it is ad
visable that every owner make tuire
that Messrs Weyrich & Hadraba are
in possession of his correct address,
otherwise the representative iniRht
miss him. A pot card to the local
firm will assure a visit.
From Wednesday' UaUy.
This morning there arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles I lit t.
Jr., a fine little American citizen
and the little man, who is the first
child in the family, is the object of a
great deal of admiration from the
happy parents as well as the de
lighted grandparents and other rela
tives of the little one. The many
friends will extend their well wishes
for the future of young Mr. Hitt.
Berlin. July 1. The mark today
slumped to 400 for $1, a new low
It was reported that Von Ilaime!,
of the finance ministry, and Ambas
sador Houghton conferred on the
situation at the American embassy
and that the German official was
making an eleventh hour attempt to
stop the decline.
Call at the Journal office for fine
gift stationery, in both large and
small boxes.