The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, August 21, 1922, Image 1

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NO. 11
From Thursdays Dally.
Yesterday there was completed at
the rifle ranee the first of a series
of infantry firing tests that will take
up the two weeks' encampment a
200 yard range from prone position.
10 slow fire shots. Other contests
in the series will include the same
range from sitting and standing po
sitions and a 350 yard ranee from
the various positions, both slow fire
and rapid fire shooting.
The Unci and 3rd battalions fin
ished up their firing begun the clay
before early yesterday forenoon, and
Earl Cline's 1st battalion was at once
assigned to the range and completed
their firing a few hours later.
Some high marks were made, one
man. Harry Zalinski. of Co. K, Oma
ha, registering 49 out of a possible
EO points. Co. L.. the crack Omaha
company composed largely of form
er army men showed up to good ad
vantage, seven of their 39 members
scoring 4S and one 47, with the high
average for the company of 42.3.
Following the completion of the
infantry test the Howitzer company
of Mitchell was assigned to the range
and fired both their 37-mm gun and
Stoke's trench mortar. Each after
noon they will be assigned problems
and fire at about 4 o'clock when the
range is cleared of infantrymen.
Machine gun companies I) and M
were also out for some intensive
firing practice, and company II will
get their turn with the Brownings
Last evening at 6 o'clock the first
regimental review was held by the
troops of the 134th infantry "at the
parade grounds north of the camp,
and was one that was enjoyed by
Quite a large number of the Platts
mouth people from the hills and the
nearby tracks of the Burlington.
The fact that the ground was
rough and uneven made the task of
passing in review one of the great
est difficulty for the troops, but in
Marie Stokes and Alice Ptak were
hostesses at a six cource buffet lun
cheon Wednesday evening, given in
honor of Dorothy Cowles, who is
having for Grant, Neb., for an ex
tended visit.
The Ptak home was beautifully
decorated in a color scheme of pink
and white.
The afternoon was spent at play
ing bridge. Dorothy Cowles winning
first prize and Dorothy Sattler sec
ond. Marie Stokes gave a delightful
solo dance, and Blanche Braun and
Elizabeth Wadick sang a duet, also
a violi:i atid piano solo was given by
Roberta Props and Caroline Schul
hof. A readine enjoyed by all was
given by Alice Ptak.
ThoiK- present, were: Misses Caro
line Schuihcf. Roberta Propst. Doro
thy Cowles, Marie Stokes, Elizabeth
Wadick. Dorothy Sattler. Alice Ptak.
Mary Haias and Blanche Braun.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oliver of
Janesville. Wi:.. who have been vis
iting at the home of Mr. Oliver's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Will Oliver, :
Sr., and also at the homes of Harry
Henton and Will Oliver, Jr., for the
past five weeks, left Saturday morn- ,
ing in thir car for their home. They
enjoved the trip. to Plattsmouth very
much and expect a pleasant drive
Mr. and Mrs. Chas.- Countryman
were also visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver. They also made
the trip in their car. Mr. Country
man and family spent three weeks
here v'siting relatives and friends
and are now at the Yellowstone park.
They expect to spend several weeks
in the West.
From Thumday'B imny.
This morning. Miss Virginia Bee
son and Miss Ruth Shannon depart
ed for Omaha where they will be
guests at the house party to be giv
en by Miss Ruth Buffing-ton. The
young ladies will be entertained at a
dinner dance this evening at the
Happy Hollow club and on Friday
at a theatre party with a dancing
party later at the Fontenelle hotel.
From Thursday's Ially.
Yesterday was the fifty -sixth wed
eliug anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
Morgan Waybright of Los Angeles,
who are visiting at the home of
Judge and Mrs. Allen J. Beeson, west
of the city. The occasion was passed
very quietly with a few of the old
and intimate friends gathered at th
home in the evening to extend their
well wishes to the old time friends.
spite of this handicap the guard made
a very snappy appearance as they
moved over the ground.
Col. Amos Thomas of the regiment,
with his staff reviewed the troops
and General II. J. Paul, Lt. Col. W.
A. McDaniel and other of the regu
lar army officers attached to the
guard were also present on the field
to witness the nassine: of the trooDs.
The condition of the ground in
terfered with the companies clearing
the line when they had passed the
reviewing stand and also made it
very difficult for the execution of the
march, especially the band men, a
number of whom cut their lips on
their instruments in stumbling over
the bumps in the stubble field.
It had been desired to have this re
Iview made a part of the afternoon
i program of drill and exercises, as it
: is the one spectacular movement to
break the monotony of the day, and
will draw many visitors to Platts
mouth to witness it, but after the
experience of last night. Col. Thom-
is. regimental commander, announc
ed there would be no more reviews
until the ground could be placed in
proper shape.
The Chamber of Commerce, seeing
the need of immediate action, took
the matter up last night and made
arrangements to put tractors and
discs on the field today. After a
thorough discing it will be harrowed
and wet down, after which it should
be ready for use tomorrow night, in
which event Col. Thomas announces
the regimental reviews will proceed.
Without this action, even the review
before Gov. McKelvie would have
had to- he . dispensed. Kith - and his
visit made merely the occasion of a
camp inspection.
It has been said that the reviews
are an important part in keeping up
the interest of the men in regular
army life, and an encampment with
out them would certainly be lacking
in something worth while.
From Thurnrtuy B UaUy
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wil
son south of this city was the scene!
of a very pleasant house party a few j
days ago when Mr. and Mrs. Crab-1
tree, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Hammons, j
ana Mr. ana xurs. isner ana lamuy
all of Osceola, Mo., were here. There
were twenty in the party that en- !
joyed the delightful occasion and all j
were old friends of the Wilson fam-i
iiy. !
Mrs. Wilson, who is the owner of
the patent on the Wilson Collander, j
gave a demonstration of the new de
vice that was very much appreciated
and as a result, everyone of the
adults present ordered one of the
handy household necessities.
From Thursday- Dally.
This morning, Woodson Spurlock
of York, Neb., was here for a few
hours, coining over from Weeping
Water with his friend and classmate
at the state university, Sheldon Tefft.
Mr. Spurlock was born in Platts
rvoiUii but was a small child when
the family left this city, and has not
been here very often since. Mr. Spur
lock is one of the highest ranking
students that has graduated from the
University of Nebraska and has been
awarded the Rhodes scholarship that
will entitle him to a course of study
at Oxford University, England. He
will leave in the rtert few months
for the English school.
Miss Helen Beeson was the hostess ;
at a very pleasant luncheon on Tues
day afternoon in honor of Miss Myr
tle Roach of Omaha, who has been
a guest at the Beeson home for a
few days.
The luncheon was held at 5 o'-!
eloj-k and the appointments of the
table were very attractive with the t
sparkling silver and cut glass, the
showy napery and the bright color
ed Gladiolas that were used in the
decorative scheme. Plates were laid
for ' fourteen.
Following the luncheon, dancing
and social conversation served to
pass the time until a late hour.
A new business enterprise has
been launched on the community in
the firm of Wallengren & Hunter,
who are preparing to handle the
line of candy and refreshments at
the Movie Garden and will start at
once in serving the public with all
the full line of dainties at the open
air amusement place. The firm is
composed of Rudolph Wallengren
and Paul Hunter and the boys are
preparing to see that the public is
well served.
On "Wednesday morning. August
16, 1922, a fine ten pound baby girl
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sid Moore
at the home of Mrs. Moore's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. L." F. Langhorst in this
city. Grandma and Grandpa Lang
horst are as proud as acn be and he
claims that this means another dem
ocratic victory. Mr. and Mrs. Moore
reside in Omaha. The happy parents
have the congratulations of their
many friends in the happy event.
Elmwood Leader-Echo.
To the State Convention at York
Next Month Also Discuss
Purchase of Unit Flag.
From Friday's Iaily.
Yesterday afternoon at the Amer
ican Legion club rooms, the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary held their
regular meeting for the month of
August. In Bpite of the intense heat,
a number of the members and friends
assembled at the club rooms and a
verv interesting business session was
Various plans were discussed for
the purchase of a flag for this or
ganization and a committee of two,
Mesdames Tom Short and Gus Swan
son, was appointed to investigate
the matter and report at the next
The second annual state conven
tion of the American Legion Auxil
iary will be held at York on the same
dates as the Legion convention, Sep
tember 18th, 19th and 20th. and
Mesdames Fred Sydebothaia and F.
It. Gobelman were elected as dele
gates to this convention, while Mes
dames M. Hild and Gus Swanson
were chosen as alternates.
A little further time was devoted
to discussion of various plans and
then the business session was ad
journed. he hostesses of this occasion, Mes
dames Henry Ofe, August Roessler
and John Barkening then served
some very dainty and delightful re
freshments. GUARDS TAKEN
Officials Will Have Armed Guards
Remain Away From Passenger
Station in the Future.
From Friday's Dailv
Following the visit here today of
Division Superintendent N. C. Allen j
of the Burlington, the armed guards :
over whom more or less controversy i
has been going on for several weeks,
were instructed not to visit the Bur
lington passenger station at train
time as has been their practice.
The railroad officials instructed
the guards who are to accompany
the men that may come here to work
from the trains to the shops, to meet
the men at the stock yards, south
of the depot, and escort them from
that point to the shops.
This will eliminate the annoyance
to the traveling public from the arm
ed guards and cut out the possibili
ties of trouble as far as the station
is concerned and as the new stop
ping place is on the right of way of
the company and awav from the nath
of the traveling public, it will not !
cause any inconvenience.
From Friday's Daltj
The most joyful day in the life of
the soldier was observed at Camp
Barry yesterday when the paymaster
Major Ely, of Omaha, paid a visit to
the camp and paid eff eight of the
companies for their stipend for the
period from January 1st to July 1st,
covering the amount that the boys
receive for, their weekly drills in
their home armories.
It has been the practice to pay
the men every six months in the
past, for this class of service, but
while here. Major Ely announced
that in the future payment will be
made every three months.
The members of the guard will
have another pay day before leaving
camp and which will include their
$1 per day stipend for the two weeks
The total amount paid out yester
day was estimated at $20,000 and
will go a long ways toward adding
to the enjoyment of the guardsmen.
On last Thursday the auto garage
on the Fred Lake farm north of town
was destroyed by fire about 11 o'
clock that night. An explosion was
heard by Miss Winkler who aroused
the rest of the family. Ey that time
the fire had gained such headway
that it was entirely beyond control
and the garage together with a Ford
touring car belonging " to Harvey
Stevens who is working there was
destroyed. Elmwood Leader-Echo.
Arrangements Made to Show the
Prize Bovines Week of Sep
tember 3rd to 8th.
Appreciative of t ii o remarkable
growth of dairying i:i this state, the
officials of the NeT;i:-ka State fair
have arranged for the showing o:
the Jersey cattle educational display
at Lincoln. September to S.
The exhibit will K shown by the
American Jersey caule club and will
be in charge of a personal represen
tative of the breed association. It
will be housed in a targe tent to be
erected in close proximity to the cat
tle barns and will be designed to
present educational and economic
features of dairying.
Particular stress will be laid on
the possibilities that thoroughbred
Jersey stock holds for the small
farmer and a canvas will be begun
immediately by club officials to in
sure a maximum attendance of Jer
sey breeders at the exposition where
the opportunity to inspect the ex
hibit will be afforded.
On the side wai;s of the exhibi
tion tent, which will measure 40.S0
feet, there will be educational charts
bearing life-sized photographs of
farmers' Jersey cat'.Ie together with
official records and other informa
tion that has been grouped carefully
to afford ease of assimilation.
Daily lectures and demonstrations
by livestock men will be conducted
in explanation of these charts and
displays and the various phases of
operations of dairying, whether from
the standpoint of Jersey cattie in
terests or those of ether breeds will
be discussed.
Among the dai'y demonstrations
will be cow-judging on live animals
by which the audience will be in
structed by an expert as to the
points which indicate lartre produc
ing ability. The animals used in
these lectures will be the Jersey
state champions fcr production, so
an unusual opportunity is afforded
all dairymen to learn the points
which indicate the profitable pro
ducers. When It is realized that
one-third of the "0.000,000 dairy
cows in the United slater is being
kept at a loss, the value of this edu
cational exhibit to both the farmer
and the consumer cannot be over
looked. In addition to the educational
tent the owners of the greatest Jer
sey herds in the state are bringing
their prize winners to enter compe
tition with other herds, so an unsu
ual opportunity is given to everyone
interested in cattle or the health of
their family to view these animals
upon which the future of our na
tion rests.
In addition to the exhibits, lec
tures and demonstrations, a series of
meetings of state and local Jersey
cattle clubs are to be conducted in
the exhibition tent on different day-5
during the exposition, and it is hop
ed by means of this demonstration to
make the exposition the official an
nual meeting place of the future for
Jersey breeders. It is the first time
in the history of the club that an
effort has been made to present such
a pretentious and elaborate display
anywhere except at the National
dairy show last year. The results
obtained from the display in Minne
sota were such that officials of the
organization felt that a similar ex
periment should be attempted in
this state.
Prom Friday's Lfil!y
The message was received here to
day by Col. and Mrs. M. A. Bates,
announcing the death of Mr. A. T.
Clabaue-h, father of their son-in-law,
Albert Clabaugh. The death of the
elder Mr. Clabaugh occurred Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home
in Baltimore, where the family are
old residents. Mr. Clabaugh was at
the time of his death aged 7i years
and has for many years been identi
fied with the business life of the
Maryland city and was known as the
"father of the- stock exchange" in
that city" and was one of the best
known and popular members of the
exchange. Since the death of the
wife in the early part of 1921, Mr.
Clabaugh has been in failing health.
He leaves two sons and two daugh
ters to mourn his death, Albert Cla
baugh of St. Louis. Wilson Clabaugh,
Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Louise Weeks,
Englewood. N. J.. and Mrs. Carrie
Spink of Baltimore. The deceased
was alsc a cousin of G. W. Clabaugh
of Omaha.
The funeral was held at Baltimore
and the interment there at the fam
ily burial lot.
From Thursday iJaUy.
A new business firm has been es
tablished in this city, Mr. George
Weideman taking as a partner in his
business in the auto repairing and
supply line. Mr. P. W. Crum, one cf
the best known and expert auto me
chanics in the city. The firm, com
posed of experts in the automobile
line, should be a great success in
every way and will occupy the Propst
garage building at the corner of
7th and Vine streets, where they
will be enabled to take care of all
business in their line which includes
tire repairing and vulcanizing as!
well as mechanical work. 1
When Mr. and Mrs. White and
daughter and Mr.;. W. IT. Tuck were
returning from an Iowa visit they
ran into a ditch at Council P.luP's
and had zo bo helped out. No one
wr.s hurt but the car was damaged
They phoned to Pr. Tuck to come
after them. He got it over the
phone that they were at the B. & M.
hotel. He hunted two hours before
he finally located them at the B. &
M. depot.
Mr. and Mrs. White went on to
their home at York, but Mrs. Tuck
and Agnes White came down home
villi the doctor. Weeping Water
Members of National Guard are En
thusiastic in Reception of the
Popular Entertainers.
From Friday's Dally.
Laft evening a number of the
musically gifttd residents of the
city were at Camp Berry to furnish
r.n evening cf entertainment for the
members of the National Guard, and
gave a well selected prozram that
was enjoyed to the limit by the boys
of the various companies.
The program was given at the
recreation tent and while delayed in
starting by the fact that "pay day"". being held in a number of the
companies, it was a real winner when
it was held. The selections given
embraced musical numbers, both vo
cal and instrumental and also a
number of readings and which will
ion; be delightfully remembered.
Preceding the program a general
,ing was held in which the members
of the camp joined and this served
as a most delightful start for the
evening's entertainment.
Vocal solos were given by Mrs. E.
II. Wescott, Edna Marshall Eaton
and Don C. York, and all of which
were enthusiastically received, and
the duet by Mrs. Wescott and Mrs.
Eaton was given, a great ovation by
the audience.
For the musical numbers, Mr. E.
H. Wescott presided at the piano in
his always pleasing manner and Mrs.
Elbert Wiles also gave a very
harming piano solo during - the
evening. Mrs. William Baird, in her
clever mann?r, gave a number of
rending? which were much enjoyed
and served to round out nicely the
program of the evening.
It was with difficulty that the
entertainers were able to close the
proaram as the encores were very
-,treuuous and the members of the
guard found warm expression of the
appreciation at the program that the
local people had arranged at the
request of Capt. II. C. Capsey, regi
mental chaplain.
The local people will give another
entertainment at the recreation tent
on next Thursday evening.
Prom Friday's Ially.
Yesterday County Commissioners
Farley, Harris and Gorder were out
in the vicinity of Elmwood, where
they were in consultation with the
state engineer as well as the federal
highway representative.
The bridge over the "O" street
road that has been the scene of many
accidents was visited and the re
pairs and changes necessary to place
the road in the best of shape dis
cussed. It is planned to have a
new bridge placed there as soon as
possible and in time the federal aid
project will be brought to this point
and the highway made a part of the
great system of permanent highways
of the country.
Mr. Cole when in Lincoln recent
ly looking after the possible identi
fication of Wewhorter, the Lutz as
sault suspect, called at the state en
gineer's office and after some dis
cussion brought the attention of Mr.
Johnson personally to the condition
of the road and the result has been
that the bridge and roadway will
soon be placed in first class shape.
Father Eugene Feeney and Father
Thos. Corcoran of Elmwood, experi
enced an auto accident Tuesday af
ternoon about 5:45 which was a nar
row escape from very serious injury.
Father eFeney had started to take
his friend to Erownville to show him
the country and soon after they had
crossed the Missouri Pacific tracks,
he lost control somehow of the car
which swerved to one side and turn
ed turtle. The top was torn off at the
very first and the men thrown thru
the top. Father Feeney was consid
erably bruised and shaken up and
Father Corcoran was badly cut up
about the head and chest. The body
and the car is a complete wreck.
The injured priests were brought
to the city and medical attention im
mediately provided. They are im
proving as well as could be expected.
It was a narrow escape from pos
sible death. Auburn Herald.
Blank books at the Journal Office.
State Tax Commissioner Wants to
Give Duties to Co. Clerk and
Appoint Assessors.
Now that the state tax levy has
been made and state taxes reduced
one-third. State Tax Commissioner
W. II. Osborne will take time to
look ever the revenue law with a
view to making recommendations
for chanees. The new law enacted
by the legislature of 1921, in re
sponse to changes made by the peo
ple in the state constitution, was
tried out this year for the first time.
All the results are not exactly as
were expected. Mr. Osborne says he
is r.ot married to the new law, but
he desires it to have a fair trial.
He is not discouraged because that
part of the new law lowering the
rate of taxation to one-fourth of the
rate on tangible property will pro
duce less revenue than the revenue
produced under the old law. The
same result followed the first year's
trial of a similar law in Minnesota,
but in ten years it was working
there satisfactorily and bringing
a big increase in revenue.
Tax Commissioner Osborne is of
the opinion that the enforcement of
any new law depends largely upon
precinct and county assessors. He
cites the case of one precinct asses
sor in Lancaster county who this
year made a special effort to show
taxpayers that they ought not to
conceal intangible property from
taxation and that under the new law
there is inducement to list it all.
That precinct assessor listed ten
times as much intangible property
as he did in the same precinct the
year before, although Lancaster
county entire did not list three times
as much this year as in 1921.
If all precinct assessors had done
as well the new law would start off
with flying colors. Complaint is al
so made that county assessors in
many counties did nothing to get in
tangible property on the tax rolls.
Mr. Osborne is of the opinion that
precinct assessors should be appoint
ed and not elected and that county
assessors should be abolished and
their duties turned over to county
clerks. There are 5,000 precinct as
sessors and the state tax commission
er is unable to get them to do all he
desires done. He has similar trou
ble with county assessors. He finds
that wherever there are poorly qual
ified county assessors the intangible
property makes a poor showing.
Thirty-five counties do not have
county assessors. By a vote of the
people of that many counties the
county assessor has been abolished.
One reason why Mr. Osborne favors
county clerks serving as county as
sessors is that in all counties except
Lancaster the county clerk is requir
ed by law to make out the tax list.
The county assessor takes reports of
precinct assessors and makes the tax
roll. This he turns over to the coun
ty clerk, who makes out the tax list
and in turn gives it to the county
treasurer, who collects the taxes. In
the opinion of Mr. Osborne, the coun
ty clerk might make the tax roll, as
well as the tax list. He says county
clerks are generally well qualified
for clerical work, while county as
sessors are often chosen from among
those who have had little or no ex
perience in the duties they are call
A Bank for the Vomen
of Plattsmouth!
Because our officers have always
aimed to 'provide here a banking service
which would provide every courtesy and
every possible privilege for its women
patrons, we have today a steadily grow
ing list of Plattsmouth women who are
making good use of the advantages of
fered. The woman who maintains a bank
ing account will find here a persistent ef
fort to be helpful and to offer friendly
business counsel when it is needed. A
checking or savings account will entitle
you to our complete service.
ed upon to perform. He was county
clerk himself at one time.
A special act was parsed by the
legislature, authoriziT:g the county
assessor to make out the tax list,
thus relieving the county clerk of
that duty and granting the county
assessor extra pay for the extra la
bor. If this were done in all coun
ties, county clerkB would have little
to do, according to Mr. Osbori c.
Senator Smith Declares Senate Com
mittee to Investigate Extent
of Oil Monopoly.
Washington, Aug. 17. Ramifica
tions of alleged jiiantic cjI mon
opoly, extending thru the world, will
be probed by the senate committee
investigating high gasoline prices.
Senator Smith, South Carolina, rank
ing democrat, declared today.
Charges have been brought before
members of the committee that three
monopolistic companies with exten
sive holdings in America. Mexico
and Europe, had acquired, directly
or indirectly, control of about three
fifths of the world's crude oil supply,
according to Smith.
With these vast holdings the com
panies, thru an alleged interlocking
are able to fix arbitrarily the price
of gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil and
all petroleum products, it was said.
If the charges of a gigantic mon
opoly are sustained, federal prosecu
tion under the anti-trust laws of the
American companies involved will
be demanded. Smith said.
"While we cannot give out de
tails," Smith said, "we have on
hand information which will pro
duce Fome sensational ejects in th"
gasoline and oil industry.
Henry O'Brien passed away at his
home on Saturday afternoon about
fix o'clock.
He had been very sick for weeks.
Buffering with heart trouble, but
lately seemed better. He wan lying
on a cot on the porch when death
Mr. O'Brien has been a resident of
Weeping Water for thirty-eicbt
years. For years he has run a sec
ond hand store.
He was a man with many kindly
traits a good neighbor, accommodat
ing and thoughtful, as many who
lived near him testify.
Henry O'Brien was born in Illi
nois on November 12. 1SC3. and die 1
at his home in Weeping Water on
Saturday, August 12.
He was twice married. the last
time to Miss Mary Conley, twenty
year3 ago. who with an adopted
daughr survive him.
The funeral was held at the Cath
olic church at Manley on Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Tall bearers were chosen from the
M. W. A., of which be was a mem
ber, and the interment was made in
the Catholic cemetery at Manley.
Weeping Water Republican.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion S. Waddell.
who were married Wednesday at
Nehawka, departed this morning on
No. 6 for Mount Pleasant. Iowa, at
which place they will make their
home in the future and where the
groom is to be an instructor in th
Iowa Wesleyan college.
Federal Reserve