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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 10, 1922)
VOL. NO. xxxvm.
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 10, 1922.
IS NAMED FOR THE
A. .W. Hollmcyer Unanimously Se
lected to Fill Position for the
Remainder of Year.
From Thursday's Dally.
Last evening the members of Hugh
J. Kearns post of the American Le
gion gathered to fill the position of
post commander to replace R. E.
Lister, who has become a candidate
for the progressive nomination for
county clerk and thereby made neces
sary his resignation, as under the
laws of the organization which for
bid the officers from holding or be
coming candidates for salaried politi
cal offices while acting as officers of
the Legion. In addition to Mr. Lis
ter, Emil J. Ilild, who Is a candidate
for register of deeds, was also on the
retiring list and his office as a mem
ber, of the executive committee was
filled by the post.
For the office of post commander.
A. W. Hollraeyer, or "Jim," as he is
better known to the comrades, was
elected by a unanimous vote of the
post members of whom there were a
goodly number present. Mr. Holl
meyer Is a former army man and was
in active service at the front in
France during the world war and
has been a resident here for the past
few years, being an employee in the
Burlington storehouse in this city.
In the filling of the vacancy on
the executive committee the members
enjoyed a friendly contest with three
candidates and while the candidates
were all fighting shy of the honor,
the balloting was spirited a3 each
member voted for his favorite, and
the result was that Roy Stewart was
named for the position.
The new commander will take over
his office at once and will conduct
the affairs of the post in such a man
ner as to bring the greatest of suc
cess to the organization and with his
ability should be a worthy successor
of the able retiring commander.
One of the first actions taken un
der the regime of the ne' command
er will be a concerted drive vto clean
up the few remaining delfnqaencles
ZEN A YEAR OLDER
Hon. R. B. Windham Yesterday Ob
served 76th Anniversary Re
From Thursday's Dally.
Yesterday was the seventy-sixth
birthday anniversary of one of the
oldest and best known residents of
the city and county, Hon. R. B.
"Windham, and this distinguished
citizen is wearing well the honors cf
the ripe old age to which ho has ar
rived. Mr. Windham came here as
a young man in 1867 and has been
very active in the community life
since that time.
Mr. "Windham has been one of the
well known figures in the legal pro
fession of the county and has also
held many positions of honor from
the citizens as senator and repre
sentative in the legislature on a num
ber of occasions and his marked abil
ity has been found in the laws en
acted by the various bodies of which
he was a member. -
That Mr. Windham . may enjoy
many more years of happiness and
service to the city and county to
which he has been an honor, is the
wish of his host of friends all over
this portion of Nebraska.
LEAVE FOR WASHINGTON
From Friday' Daliv.
This morning C. R, Frans and
wife and John T. Lyon and wife de
parted from this city for Hoquiam,
Washington, where they expect to
make their home in the future. They
will join Elmer Frans and family,
who have made their home there
for a number of years past and both
Mr. C. R. Frans and Mr. Lyon ex
pect to take up work connected with
the lumber industry that is the
chief feature of that part of the state
of Washington. The Frans family
have made their home here for the
past fifteen years, coming to this
city from Union where the Frans
family have been among the earliest
settlers in that part of the county,
and during their residence here the
family has been very prominent so
cially, and both Mrs. Frans and her
daughter, Mrs. Lyon, have been ac
tive in the work of the Methodist
church. Mr. Lyon has made his home
here since his marriage at the close
of the World war and has been very
active in the American Legion cir
cles and a popular employe of the
Burlington in the shops here.
RESIGNS HIS POSITION
From Thursday's Dally.
The duties of the office of justice
of peace of Salt Creek precinct has
grown irksome to Dr. G. W. McFad
den of Greenwood and he has thrown
aside the judicial ermine and his re
signation was received yesterday by
the board of county commissioners
and that precinct is now without a
justice of peace for the time being
until a successor is named.
ORGANIZE WOMEN PRO- !
GRESSIVES LAST NIGHT
From Thursday's Dalf.
Last evening the women of the
city who are-ln touch with the work
'of the progressive party held a meet
ting at the public library auditorium
to organize their forces into a work
ing unit and accordingly formed a
branch of the state league of women
progressive voters. The officers nam
ed were: Mrs. A. L. Tidd, president;
Mrs. C. E. Whittaker, vice president;
Mrs. Grace Sperry, secretary-treasurer.
The ladies will hold a meeting
on Friday evening at the home of
Mrs. A. L. Tidd to further advance
the work of the organization.
SETS AT REST ALL
THE FALSE RUMORS
Committee of Strikers and Barling
ton Officials Nail Statements
Peddled as False.
From Thursday's Dally.
The local committee in charge of
the strike here i3 conducting very
effective campaign on the false ru
mor bugbear that is passed around
by irresponsible persons in the com
munity and which are unjust to
both the railroad company and their
employes who are now on a walk
out. Yesterday there was a report that
a guard in the shops had been slug
ged and as soon as this reached the
strike headquarters Mr. Ptacek and
others of the strike committee vis
ited the shops where they got in
touch with Mr. Balrd, the superin
tendent, and Mr. Phillips, who has
charge of the guards that are look
ing alter the property of the com
pany at the shops, and the Burling
ton officials at once branded the
story as one absolutely false and
without any foundation.
Mr. Phillips stated that his men
were treated in the best possible
manner by the strikers who were
picketing near the shops and that
the guards were on duty strictly in
the yards for the purpose of watch
ing for fire or other danger and did
not enter any of the departments for
any other purpose. He made It clear
that the management of the Bur
lington as well as the leaders of the
union men are desirious of keeping
the best of order and the peaceful
solution of the questions at stake.
Mr. Baird was pleased with the
spirit shown so far and very proud
of the record made by the men here
in keeping order.
Plattsmouth holds the highest
rank of any place on the Burling
ton system in a orderly and peace
able manner of conducting the strike
operations and both sides are deter
mined to maintain this.
DEATH OF FORMER
RESIDENT IN WEST
Mrs. Ferdinand Bruecker Dies at
Home in Laramie, Wyo., After
Illness of Some Duration.
From Thursday's Dally.
This morning a message was re
ceived here announcing the death
last night at her home in Laramie,
Wyoming, of Mrs. Ferdinand Brueck
ner, formerlp Miss Bertha Claus of
this city. The message was sent by
Frank Claus, a brother, who has
been at the bedside of his sister for
the past two weeks and brought with
it a profound regret from the old
friends here who have known the
deceased lady for a great many years.
The -deceased lady was forty-eight
years of age and has been a resi
dent of Wyoming for the last few
years. She was married some ten
years ago in this city.
To mourn her death beside the
immediate family she leaves four
brothers, Jacob Claus of Denver,
John Claus of Omaha and Peter and
Frank Claus of this city.
. The funeral will be held at Lar
amie and the interment made there.
VERY HEAVY RAIN
From Friday's Dally.
The- rainstorm that visited this
city at 6 o'clock last evening was
not severe in this locality and seems
to have been the tail end of a very
i heavy rain that prevailed west and
south of this city. The rain south
made the roads very muddy and
checked the traffic to some extent.
The city of Lincoln was visited
by one of the heaviest floods since
190S and the water stood for con
siderable depth on the streets and
especially in the vicinity of the Bur
lington station the water stood up
1 to the curb on Seventh street. Water
to the depth of four feet .stood on
11th street during the storm and
from all sections of the city of Lin
coln come reports of the damage
that the flood has caused. Basements
were flooded and in a few cases the
upper floors of buildings suffered
from the high water.
South of Lincoln as far as the
state line, a very heavy rain fell and
' in some localities as much as four
inches an hour is reported.
Your ad will carry punch if you
write it as a plain "selling talk" in
stead of trying to fuss it up with
j frills and exageration.
LACK OF BASEBALL
SPIRIT IS SHOWN
General Apathy in Support of Local
Baseball Team as Against
Great Support Elsewhere
The very small attendance at the
baseball game on the Fourth of July
has caused many to wonder at the
apathy or lack of interest in the na
, tional sport in the last few years
. here as against large and enthusi
astic crowds of the fans that former
ly filled the grounds at almost every
contest. The local team this season,
Manager Wolff states, has won elev
en! out of fourteen games played and
every effort has been made to give
the fans a teani that will be a cred
it to the city, but still the patron
age has not anyways near come up
to what It should be if the team is
to be properly supported.
In marked difference to the little
handful of fans that contributed
some $39 to the funds of the base
ball club here the Fourth is that of
Weeping Water where with an un-
fenced ground there was secured
over $500 and of which the local
team realized something like $400.
That is the kind of support that en
courages a team to hit the ball and
play their very best and shows a
great interest in the national sport.
MAN WON'T BURY
BODY OF FATHER,
Son Claims Parent Ran Away from
Home 15 Years Ago and
Sent Back No Word.
From Thursday's Dally.
"It's a shame to turn my own
father down, but he ran away from
home 15 years ago and we never
heard from him."
These words were said to a rep
resentative of the Omaha Bee by
Howard Stafford, adjustment man at
the big Rudge-Guenzel store of Lin
coln, when asked concerning a com
plaint made by Deputy County Attor
ney Henry Beal of Omaha that, he
had refused to bury the body of hi3
"We heard nothing from father,"
Stafford continued, "until some peo
ple in Elmwood called me up- and
told me he was deadly sick there.
"I told them that our family wash
ed their hands of the entire affair
and gave them the names of his rela
Blames Booze and Women
"Booze and bad women caused the
breaking up of his home."
Stafford lives with his mother
and sister in a home which they
built in Lincoln.
His father. Charles Stafford, 63,
lies dead in the Crosby morgue in
Omaha disowned by his own fam
ily. The elder Stafford died in the
Douglas county hospital in Omaha on
June 28th, after having been taken
there by physicians from Cass coun
ty when he contracted a brain dis-
east while working on a farm in the
vicinity of Elmwood.
When he died, the body was taken
to the Crosby morgue, and according
to the complaint made by Deputy
County Attorney Beal, officials of
the undertaking firm called the son
Again Call Son
"I'll see about it," they allege the
son replied, "but I've got to get in
touch with relatives."
The undertakers waited a few
days and when they received no
further Instructions, again called the
son, the complainant told Deputy
County Attorney Beal.
"Turn the body over to one of the
medical colleges," the undertakers
claim the son told them this time.
Stafford denied to the Omaha Bee
that he had talked with the under
takers about the situation.
Deputy County Attorney Beal said
that there is no law to his know
ledge which would require the son
to bury the father and that if he fails
to get him to do so the body either
will have to be buried at the ex
pense of Cass county authorities or
be given over to a medical college.
Stafford said none of his family
would come to Omaha for funeral
services. Omaha Bee.
For their kind assistance and per
sonal efforts, the committee In
charge of the K. S. turning festival
desires to express their dee pappre
ciation of the services of all those
who contributed to the success of the
festival, to those who were on the
program, the speakers, the turners.
the band and the merchants who do
nated to make the event a success.
the committee and society hold a
deep sense of gratitude.
K. S. COMMITTEE.
STILL VERY POORLY
Martin Johnson, the meat market
proprietor, has been confined to his
home for several days past by illness
and his condition is such as to cause
a great deal of apprehension to his
friends. Mr. Johnson has Herman
Gartleman looking after the work
in the meat market during his sick
HAS BAD LUCK
The George Privitt family resid
ing near this city are having their
full share of bad luck in the last few
days as Mrs. Privitt has been suffer
ing from a very painfully injured
hand as the result of a large needle
penetrating the palm of her hand
and requiring the efforts of a sur
geon to remove the needle, that had
lodged against the bone in the hand.
In addition to this accident Mr. Priv
itt had a horse fall, on him whilo
engaged in his work on the farm
west of the city and as a result sus
tained a very severe bruise to the
limb and narrowly escaped having
it broken. '
GOOD Mil EN
TERTAINMENTS College View Parties Have a Good
Word for Elks Band Here and
Their Concert Numbers.
The fact that this city has an ex
cellent musical orcanization in the
Elks band is something that the
public is sometimes prone to forget
due to their having become so used J
to the excellent work;cf the home-j
town musicians that they have grown
less appreciative than hoy should be,
and it takes a stranger to give the
band the boost that they so well de
serve Director E. ' H. Scliu'.hof of the
band has just recently received a
letter from College View, Nebraska,
asking the dat&3 when the band will
give a concert as a number from
that place desire to motor down and
enjoy them. The writer states that
last season he had the opportunity of
hearing the band and desires the
chance to enjoy another concert and
to show his real desire encloses the
postage for a reply io;his note ask
ing for the concert dates.
While there has be?n no arrange
ments made for concerts this season,
it is hoped to arrange .it so that the
public can be given sp opportunity
of enjoying these treats during the
late summer weeks. i.ucl an excel
lent band as the Elk3 should be given
the fullest opportunity of being en
joyed by the public and it makes an
ideal event for an evening or Sun
day afternoon to have the concerts
SHOW AT THE MOVIE
GARDEN LAST HITf5
Fred Carinelo's Musical Comedy Com
pany Add3 Much to Enter
tainment of Movie Garden
From Thursday's Tally.
Last evening the Movie Garden was
well filled with a well pleased audi
ence to enjoy the appearance of the
Fred Carmelo Musical Comedy Co.,
which prsented as their opening bill
the clever entertainment, "All For
a Girl," and which afforded each
member of the company a chance to
do some very effective work in their
different roles. The company is com
posed of nine persons and they are
an exception to the general run of
the smaller musical shows as their
songs are well presented and their
comedy stunts new and full of pep.
As an entertaining feature they arc
among the most pleasing that has
ever been offered here in some time.
This evening at 8 o'clock sharp
the Carmelo company will offer a
complete change of their vaudeville
program giving "Champagne" as the
title of the offering and the musical
comedy is as clear and sparkling as
could be desired by the lovers of this
form of entertainment. The vaude
ville will be given this evening pre
ceding the pictures.
COLLEGE GIRLS SERIOUS
"The college girl has passed the
turning point and it does not lead
down to frivolity. She is just a3
home-loving, as loyal and serious
minded as she ever was. She looks
forward to marriage and a home of
her own, and not on an extravagant
basis, either. The inclination for a
good time came as a reaction of the I
seriousness of tne war, as aia tae .
extravagance of dress and of other
things, and this inclination is go
ing." Thus, in the words of Mrs. Shel
ton Graft, president of the national
sorority of Alpha Chi Omega, which
convenes at Colorado Springs this
week, is the college girl character
ized. She, generally speaking, is not
the vain butterfly or the vapid flap
per that seh is frequently termed by
critics who assail her from every
side. Mrs. Graff came to tne am oi ,
the co-ed and predicted as much of ;
her in the future as she has evidenc
ed during war time in the past.
Mrs. Verna Boyles of McCook,
Clara Dickerson of Alvo have been i
' in attendance at the convention of
their sorority in the western city.
If you iiave anything to sell, or
want to buy, don't overlook a want-1
lad in the Daily Journal. !
EVENTS TAKE PLACE
Mrs. H.- N. Dovey and Daughter,
Mrs. Icne Dovey Bstts, Enter
tain at Dovey Heme.
From Friday's rany
The pleasant and hospitable home
of Mr. and Mrs. II. N. Dovey has
been the scene of two very delight
ful social gatherings in the past two
days when Mrs. Dovey and daugh
ter, Mrs. lone Dovey Betts, enter-
taineu a number of their friends.
On Wednesday afternoon a very
charming bridge party was held at
the home and at which some twenty-
five of the ladies of the city were
present to enjoy the occasion. In the
games played Mrs. J. A. Donelan
was awarded the first prize while
Jirs. Kidder of Seattle, Washington,
who is a gv.est here of her sister,
I.Irs. E. J. Richey, was awarded the
second prize. D3inty refreshments
served at an appropriate hour also
assisted in making the occasion one
cf the greatest of pleasure.
Yesterday afternoon the Dovey
home was the scene of a most 'de
lightful kensington and the occasion
passed by the ladies in the plying
of the busy needle as well as in the
enjoyment of an informal program,
which the ladies contributed as call
ed' upon and this feature was very
much enjoyed in every way. Miss
Josephine Abberley of Pasadena,
California, giving a very pleasing
reading, responding to the request
of the ladies for a second number,
and little Mi33 Helen Jane West al
so , favored the gathering with two
very delightful numbers as did also
Mrs. Edward Grosvenor Dovey of
Chicago and these numbers Were all
greatly appreciated by the ladies.
Mrs. E. H. Wescott and Mrs. Wil
liam Baird assisted in the entertain
ing features of the occasion with
two enjoyable humorous numbers.
At a suitable hour dainty refresh
ments were served and in this Mrs.
Dovey was assisted by Miss Margaret
Dorjzlan and her daughters, Mrs.
Betts, Mrs. E. G. Dovey and Mrs. G.
O. Dovey. Among those attending
from out of town were: Miss Abber
ley and Miss Mable Gilchrist of Pas
adena, California, who are guestsat
the Baird home, and Mrs. E. G. Do
vey of Chicago.
DEATH OF A WELL
H. F. Kropp Tassed Away Yesterday
at Home After Lingering Ill
ness Highly Respected.
K"rora P'riday's Dally.
Pcsterday morning at his home in
Xehawka occurred the death of H.
P. Kropp, one of the best known
residents of that portion of Cass
county, and a gentleman held in
high esteem by a very large circle
of friends over the entire county.
Mr. Kropp was for many years en
gaged in the implement business in
Nchawka and in his personality wa3
truly a friend of man as he offered
the right hand of fellowship to all
those with whom he came in con
tact and viewed with charity and
kindliness the shortcomings of the
persons with whom he came in con
tact. H. F. Kropp was born June 13,
1SG2, and has spent almost his en
tire lifetime in this county.
The funeral services will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the Methodist church at Nehawka
and the interment will be made at
the St. John cemetery.
HARVEST HELPS OUT
The harvest of the wheat crop in
this county has been a very fortun
ate one for the laboring men who
are out of employment and for the
farmers as well, who have had need
of getting their crop put out of the
way. A number of the men who are
out of employment at the shops have
taken advantage of the harvest to
get out and knock off a few dollars
and help to save the wheat harvest
RECEIVE SAD NEWS
From Friday' Dally.
A message was received here this
afternoon by Isaac Cecil and family
announcing the death at Hennepin,
Illinois, of a neice of Mr. Cecil, Mrs.
Mayzella Neal. The news came as a
very severe shock to the members
of the family and follows an illness
of soma duration. The funeral ser
vice will be held at the late home
YOUNG FEEDER MAKES GOOD
DeForest Philpot, youngest son of
the famous Philpot family of cattle
feeders of Weeping Water, was on
today's market with the first ship
ment of cattle he ever fed. The 50
steers in the consignment averaged
1,635 pounds and sold at $9.35. When
taken out as feeders they scaled 1,
070 pounds and cost $5.10, giving
him a gain of 565 pounds in weight
and $4.25 in price, which is a show
ing that even veteran feeders might
well be proud of. Journal Stock
VISITING RELATIVES HERE
From Friday's Dally.
Walter Schwabe, or "Dutch," as
he was more familiarly known to
the old friends, was here over night
visiting at. the home of his mother,
Mrs. Ida Schliscke, and with other
relatives and friends. Walter is still
an enthusiast of the fight game and
has had a number of fast matches.
He is known by the ring name of
"Walter Jefferies" and is the candi
date for the flyweight championship
of the world. His friends were much
pleased to see him and to note that
he is doing so well in the fight game
DEATH COMES TO
' COL, J. B, SEYB9LT
Well Known Resident of Murray
Passes Away Last Night at
Hospital in Omaha.
From Saturday's Daily.
Last night at 8:30 at the Lord
Lister hospital in Omaha, John B.
Seyboldt of Murray passed away fol
lowing an illness of some duration
and after a stay of six weeks in the
John B. Seyboldt was born Aug
ust 20, 1864, at Coleville, New Jer
sey, and was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Luther R. Seyboldt, and at the
age of four years the deceased was
brought by his parents from the old
home in New Jersey to Nebraska,
and the family located near old Rock
Bluffs, where they remained for a
time, later moving to the vicinity of
Murray near where they have con
tinued to make their home since
Mr. Seyboldt was united in mar
riage when a very young man to Miss
Emma Royal and who preceded him
across the valley of the shadow some
twelve years ago. Of this union there
were two children, William Luther
Seyboldt and Mrs. Homer H. Shrader,
both of whom reside near Murray,
and with the three grandchildren
survive the passing of this good man.
There is also left to mourn the death,
Mrs. A. C. Mutz, a sister, of this
Mr. Seyboldt has suffered a great
deal in the last few weeks with his
affliction, which was In the nature
of abcesses formed In different por
tions of the body and he wa3 com
pelled to undergo five operations in
an attempt to gain relief and which
The funeral will be held Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home
west of Murray.
WILL SUPERVISE MUSIC
From Friday's Dally.
Last evening Mrs.. Mae S. Morgan
and Miss Alice Louise Wescott de
parted for Lake Okiboji, Iowa, where
Mrs. Morgan is to take up the work
of supervisor of music at the Y. W.
C. A. workers training camp. Mrs.
Morgan has had a long experience
in this line of work and the Y. W.
C. A. is very fortunate in securing
her for this position and from her
course of training the young ladies
will derive a great deal of benefit.
James Mitchell, an old resident of
this city, now residing at Grand Is
land at the soldiers' home, was here
today enjoying a visit with the old
friends in his former home.
William Richards, one of the well
known residents of South Bend, was
here today looking after some mat
ters at the court house,.
There is one very simple and easy
way every man, every woman handling
money can help to make business more
It is the bank-before-buying and pay-by-check
A checking account will also help to
systematize your household and personal
expenses. Why not open a checking ac
count at this bank?
The First Mtional Bank
THE BANK WHERE .VPU FEtL ar HOME
Member Federal Reserve
BUILDS HOUSE TENT
FOR CAMPING TRIP
Carl Wohlfarth Constructs Conveni
ent Outfit that Will House
Quartet of Sleepers.
Carl Wohlfarth, tlie l.andy er.r
pentcr'has been putting in hi spare
time the past few days building a
house tent for use on a camping trip
he contemplates beginning at once.
Carl purchased the lare 24x24
ring canvas used by the American
Legion at the athletic show here last
week, and out of which he Kt more
than enough canva3 to provide the
cover and side wails cf his house
tent, which by the way is large enuf
to accommodate two regulation army
cots along each side and leave a good
sized space in the middle.
The side walls are four feet high,
and are completely screened in, in
cluding a screen door. For stormy
weather roll-down curtains are pro
vided so that the tent may be tightly
closed against the rain. A tarpoleun
covering over the regular canvas top
will provide additional comfort from
the heated rays of the fcun as well ai
insure against leakage with even the
most driving rains.
Despite its ample size, the frame
work is so put together with hinges,
that it can be folded up into a very
compact space for convenience in
Following the return of Carl and
his friends from the camping trip
along the banks of the Platte river,
he contemplates setting up the tent
in the yard at his home for the re
mainder of the summer and using it
for sleping quarters.
It has been suggested that the
Legion delegates to the state conven
tion at York take the houtse tent
along and set it up on the green of
the court house square, where it
would present a novel appearance
and add to the interest of those at
tending the convention. Tekamah
Leglonaires are constructing a house
wagon on a large auto truck in which
they will reside during the three day
meeting and Plattsmouth Leglon
aires could go them one better with
Carl's nice looking house tent.
TAKES UP NURSING COURSE
Miss Theodosia Kroehler of this
city, who has been engaged In school
work since her graduation In the
class of 1921 of the Plattsmouth
high school, has decided to enter the
work of "nursing and accordingly
started in this week to take a course
at the University hospital in Omaha.
Miss Kroehler has many friends in
her old home here who will wish
her the greatest of success in her
chosen career as one of the benefac
tors of mankind.
SOME STOUT UNDERWEAR
From Friday' Dally.
In the display window of C. E.
Wescott's Sons is a very attractive
and interesting display of a forty
eight pound sack of riattsmouth
made flour held in the seat of a pair
of Goodknit underwear and which
shows that this line of underwear
is strong in" the places where most
underwear is weak, that of the rib
Call at the Journal office for fine
gift stationery, in both large and
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