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1T0NDAY. SEPTEMBER 4. 1922.
PLATISMO "TH EEXI - Tlmi JOUKTAI.
GREIGHTON UNIVERSITY RAISING
82,000,000 FDR EXPANSI0H
Four New Buildings and a Concrete Athletic
Stadium To Be Erected.
reverend john f. mccormick announces big
Creighton University, one of the
best known and strongest Universities
In the Missouri Valley, today an
nounced its plans for a $2,0 H).0K) ex
pansion cainpaiim to le conducted In
February 1023. $1.0(X,(00 will be ex
pended for the construction of four
new buildings and an athletic Ftadium.
New Buildings Badly Needed.
' The completion of this building pro
pram will enable both the Arts College
and the High School to take care of
double their present enrollment, in
addition to enlarging the facilities in
the professional schools.
The balance of the $2,000,000 to be
raised will be used for endowment to
provide income to carry on the ex
panded university work.
The plans of the campaign were
announced Saturday by the Reverend
r.a WSi li. r-ats:
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Creishton'a First Building, Constructed in 1878, Now Overcrowded.
John F. McCormick, President of the
Progress Increases Responsibility.
In speaking of the necessity for
further expansion, Father McCormick
"From our unpretentious beginning
hack in 1S7S, when the highest class
on the campus was the "Sixth Bead
er" class, Creighton has emerged a
strong institution of university rank
with complete preparatory, under
graduate and professional courses,
each one of which is rated "Class A"
by the highest educational authori
ties. "Creighton University Is r.ni apply
ing for funds to reduce indebtedness
or to increase salaries. Its student
body has simply outgrown its present
facilities and the present college
buildings are no longer adequate to
give the service demanded.
1007c Growth In Five .Years.
"In the year 191C there were ?4
students. Last year's enrollment
totaled 10SS an increase ef more
than KX In five years.
"The endowment fund established
by the Creighton family was more
than adequate In 191C to care for all
of the needs of the University. Our
8tudent-body however Las more than
doubled within the past five years
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St. John's Hal! Creighton's Only Dormitory, Will Be Supplemented By a
New Dormitory to Accommodate One Hundred Students.
and the demands made upon our in
come have increased accordingly.
Our endowment funds have cot been
Increased by any new bequests dar
ing this period.
Two Million Needed.
"X minimum of 2,000,000 must
be raised to take care of the im
mediate needs. We are confronted
with the necessity of beginning a
building program Immediately which
will require $1,000,000 In Itself.
"The old Administration buildin?
occupied by the Liberal Arts College
and High School, has become increas
ingly inadequate during the past five
years. Each year we have been
bilged to turn away hundreds of
ittndents who sought admission into
the College of Liberal Arts and into
the High School. In accordance with
the desires of Edward and Count
Creighton these departments have
made no tuition charge so that even
the poorest boy might obtain a hlgh
ebool and even a college education.
Make Room For More Students.
Our first and most immediate
need, therefore, is a new class-room
building for the Liberal Arts College.
This will permit the High School to
occupy the entire Administration
Building and will more than double
"Our second need is a new Chemis
"The third building required is a
new college Dormitory. The present
Dormitory provides accommodations
for about eighty students. Between
one-half and two-thirds tf our studeui
body enrollment at Creiirhton comes
from outside of Omaha, and it is our
duty to provide dormitory accommo
dations for at least one hundred more
men under the supervision of the
New Athletic Stadium to Seat 7,58).
"The erection of the new college
buildings will doom the old football
held. The new field will parallel
Burt Street between 25th and 27th.
We must erect a modern, steel and
concrete stadium for our new athletic
"The fifth structure to be erected
as a result of the campaign, is the
new Medical College. The new
'. Medical Building will be erected ".
I a site adjacent to St. Joseph's EIcs-
pital in order to give the students of
the Medical College better clinical
facilities and center their Instruction
and clinical practice in one locality.
"The building prorram which I have
outlined," jidde-1 Father McCortr.Ick,
"lias been estimated by the architects
to cost one million dollars. Every
one of the buildings is badly needed.
"The new buildings will provide
the facilities we need, but without
additional endowment we would be
unable to administer the new expan
sion ; we could not take care of the
increased work of our departments;
nor add the new lay-members of the
faculty required in the professional
"At the present time our endowment
is ?2S.t,0'X). A comparison of thi
with the endowment of other great
Universities shows how modest It real-
ly is. Elarvard University has an en
dowment of Forty-five Million ; Chi
cago, Thirty Million; Washington Uni
versity of St. Louis ?0i00,0O0. Our
needs were never greater In propor
tion to our income than they are todar.
It Is not desirable to increase tuitlor.i
In our professional schools. We alsr
want to continue to offer free the in
struction in our Liberal Arts College
and our nigh School. There is, there
fore, but one solut'on. We must se
cure additional endowment.
Necessity Compels Appeal.
"Some of my friends have told me
that this is an inopportune time to
ask for money, but we Elmply must
ask for it. We cannot turn student
away in large cumbers every year.
For forty-four years we have worked
in this community. We have become
a part of the life not only of
the State, but the Missouri Valley.
We must do the work which we are
here to do. The State needs educated
men today more than ever before and
It Is our duty end our aim to see that
the State gets such men.
"I've been given permission to tell
the story," said Mhsut Brown Pelican.
"There's my cousin. Master White
I'elican, and he'd like to tell it too,
but the keeper said it was fair to let
me tell it. I'm sm'ier :::ui not quite
so beautiful so I have been granted
"Fair enrich, fair enough." said
Master U nite Pelican. "Tell the story,
cousin. I'd be glad to hear of myself,
too, for you'll tell of me when you're
telling of pelicans and their ways,
" f course, of course," said Master
"There have been so many s;!!y
rhymes made up about us. People
don't half take us seriously enough.
Now they're so apt to laugh the min
ute they see us," complained Master
"That is all very true," said M is
ter Brown Pelican. "But still I would
rather have rhymes made up about ::ie
even if they weren't very good than
not to be noticed at all.
"And, dear me, I'd much rather
people laili-'hed v. hen they saw me
than to have them weep at the sight
"Yes. I'd rather have that, too."
said Master White Pelican.
"I like to think I'm so cheerful Ir.
Hpp'-arance that they feel like laugh
ing." "Well." said Master White IVli-an.
"I suppose it is because of our froat
lone bills or bonks that they latteh
They ate very rAz."
"It is good to have them lone:." said
Master Brown Pelican. "Beside? it i.
well to he generous in things especial
ly in our bills. That is well, indeed."
"Well, indeed." repeated Master
"Now, Master Brown Pelican." he
added after a moment, "do tell your
story of the way? i f Pelicans."
"You know it all. Master White Pel
ican." "Ah, yes," said Master White Pel
ican. "Bat I think the next best thing
to talkinir about one's self i to lis
ten to so:;-;e one else talking ab'ut
one. If I am n"t to talk about myself
I look forward eagerly to hearing you
talk about me and about yourself,
too," he added. "I.- beuin."
"Well. I will," said Master Brown
I'elican. "And as you have allowed me
"We're Gcoa Fish Eaterc."
to tell the Story I will tell about you
"Kind of you. kind of you," said
Master White Pelican.
"Weil," said Master Brown Pelican.
"I think It is fair that I should be
allowed to tell the story because I'm
smaller, but I don't believe in the
smaller person always having every
thing their own way. The bigger
creature has rights, too."
"You're a fair-minded pelican," said
Master White I'elican. "Now do not
let me detain you in your talking any
"I'll Ug in this moment," said Mas
ter Brown Pelican. "In the first place
my cousin, Master White Pelican, is
one of the largest birds of this con
tinent and the continent has both
South America and North America on
"Master White I'elican has beauti
ful white feathers, as his name tells
you but he is not wrongly named
no, his name is excellent. It just
describes him. lie is as white as white
can be and he is a pelican. His name,
therefore, is perfect anu fits him like
a glove, as the saying goes.
"Or in other words, it's a name that
just fits him ! He has a golden-amber-colored
beak or bill which is truly a
magnificent one. You have a nut
pouch as a pelican should have.
"They say that your family eats as
much fish as the sea lions. In fact
your family are een greater fish
eaters than we are. We're good fail:
eaters, too. We're handsome, sociable,
and enjoy zoo life immensely. Il
agrees with us and we like the care
they take of us. We are at our best
when we're full grown and then we're
at the height of our good looks, too.
"Pelicans have fine pouches and wt
can hold the food there, too. It's like
a private icebox of our own only
there is no ice in it, ha, ha. That's e
good pelican joke."
"Yes." said Mascer White Pelican
"aud all you have to say about pel
leans is true. But let us continue talk
ing another time, for here coaies tht
keeper v, Ith our lunch on of tih."
And all the pelicans rushed towarc
the keeper and opened wide their bin.
fer their beloved and favorite food.
SSIATiG TRIBE KUriTS HEADS
TO INSURE A GOOD HARVEST
Was Believe Seed Grain Must Be
Charmed and Conjured
Ralph E. Henderson, a Ilarvard
graduate who has sport the past eight
months traveling in southern Asia, has
just completed a trip through the
British "unndmlnistere i territory" of
northeastern Burma m l Into the Chi
nese province of Yun::".n, neither of
which have been thoroughly explored
by white men.
Among the wild tribes encountered
en this trip were th" head hunting
Was. Hitherto little h been definite
ly known concerning th;- lifw and cus
toms of this tribe, as most lit those
who intruded upon Wu territory failed
to return. The Was do not hunt heads
primarily from canni'.c.listlc motives,
but rather because of t'a"ir belief that
their crops will fail unless some fresh
human skulls are imported every year.
Under this Impressio:. they organize
head-hunting cxpemI,,Ti cvry spring,
and It Is small consolation to the un
fortunate traveler who falls into their
hands that It Is only his skull that la
Writing of the wild Was, Mr. Hen
"The Was nre especially keen on
hunting heads during February, March
and April just before the planting
season. From the Wa t.ngle of looking
at It the business isn't the madness
we take it to be. It is a convention
and quite us reasonable as afternoon
tea. Evcry decently religious Wa
knows that unless the seed grain is
properly charmed an'! conjured with
a human head the cro;, raised from
it will be a failure. And who wants to
starve? In fact. If worst comes to
worst and there nrr no heads forth
coming from raids on neighbors the
Was prefer to take the head of some
feeble person In the village rather than
run tlie risk of scant crops and conse
quent empty stomachs.
"Ir. February, March and April, then,
the wild Wa men go hunting. Of
course, any head that offers itself to
be collected is regarded as fair game
and it behooves the man working
alone cutting jungle or the woman hoe
ing alone iu the field to be cautious
when the Was are afoet. A common
artifice Is to barricade pome jungle
highway and lie in ambush, some Just
behind the barricade some on either
side, to rush down on the flanks of any
party caught in the trap.
"Deads of men, women and children
over twelve years old are acceptable.
Heads marked with smallpox, for su
perstitious reasons, are not desired.
A successful foray is one which yields
one or more corpses. Immediately the
heads are cut off and put In bags.
Then back honie go the rejoicing Was,
not nccriecting to take the bodies along
for the larder and raising a tremen
dous whooping and hullabaloo along
the way. At home there Is a ceremony
to perform. The wife or mother of the
man who mace the kill takes the
head out of the bag and proceeds to
wail over it formally. She must wash
the blood from the dead face aud wall
an incantational song a? she does so.
She must work herself into a senti
mental frenzy, which feat under the
circumstances is usually easy of per
formance. If her wailing lacks the
ring of genuineness her husband helps
to supply that which Is lacking by
"This song, strangely enough, be
seeches the aid of the spirit of the
head and addresses it as a mighty
ruler. It is this spirit which is to pro
mote the growth of the crops, and it
must be treated with great reverence.
I heard this song once.
"After the head has been washed
and v. ailed over, a raw egg Is put into
the dead mouth to feed the spirit
Then the head is thrust up on a pule.
A basket of seed paddy (rice) Is put
under it and left for a few days."
UNVEIL STATUE OF
SAINT CF FISHERMEN
In the .North End, Boston, this altar,
with a statue of Santa Maria Provi
lenza Tcterlsin. patron saint of
Sicilian fishermen, was recently un
veiled as part of two-days' observance
-f ths Kdnt's feast.
Prayer Book Revision to Have Eight
of Way at Assembly in Port
land Nest Week.
Fortland. Ore., Aug. 30. The
bishops of the Episcopal church in
the United States met here in infor
mal srwion today preliminary to the
assembling of the 47th triennial gen
eral convention of the church next
week. About 50 bishops of the 139
In the absence of Right Rev. Thos.
F. Gailor. D. D.. bishop of Tennes
see, who is president of the national
council of the church and also presi
dent of the house of bishops. Bishop
Ethelbert Talbot of the diocese of
Bethlehem, as the senior bishop
present, was elected president pro
It was proposed that the bishops
shall consider that various problems
of importance which will later come
before the convention such as pray
er bock revision, the status of the
women in the church, divorce, the
industrial situation and the propos
ed S21.f.00.000 budget for the ensu
ing throe years.
Understandings reached are ex
pected to facilitate the work of the
convention. Prayer book revision will
have the right of way at both the in
formal meeting of the bishops and in
the convention, and despite some ef
forts to postpone final action, senti
ment expressed by bishops here in
dicate that the matter will be dis
posed of finally at this convention.
From Saturday's Dally.
Mrs. Martha Baumeister was a
passenger this morning for Omaha
where she was called to look after
some matters of business.
Frank Vallery. wife and daugh
ters, were at Murray last evening to
enjoy the dance given as a part of
the community picnic there.
Charles F. Rc-ichart, one of the well
known residents of Louisville, was
here today for a few hours looking
after some matters of business.
Rev. Rhode of the Eight Mile
Grove Evangelical church, departed
this morning for Wittenburg, Mo.,
to look after some church work for
a short time.
County Superintendent Miss Alpha
Peterson and Miss Marie Kaufmann
were visitors in Lincoln today where
they arranged the Cass county school
exhibit at the state fair.
Marriage license was issued today
in the office of the county judge to
William Brunkow and Miss Mary E.
Jackson. The young couple reside in
Elnwood and Murdo'k and the wed
ding will occur in the next few days.
Mrs. Edith Fornoff of Hays Cen
ter. Neb., who has been here visit
ing at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Mary Horn and family, departed
this morning for her home in the
west portion of the state. She will go
from Omaha with a party of friends
Mrs. Ed Brant ner of Pender arriv
ed here last evening for a short visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Cory and this morning was in Oma
ha in company with Mr. and Mrs. N.
P. Sihultz. to consult a specialist in
regard to her health, which has been
poor of late.
MSS. EEVEEAGE POORLY
! The many old friends of Mrs. Eli-
za Beverage, one of the old residents
; of the city, will regret very much to
' learn of her serious illness at the
I home on south 4th street. Mrs. Bev
'erage has not been in the best of
health for some time and her present
j condition is very serious and has
I caused a great deal of apprehension
to ine inemoers ui tiie iaiiiii.
FIRST GAME PLAYED
From faturdayB Dally. '
Last evening the first game In the
city tennis tournament was played
with Leslie Niel and Hilt Martin as
the contenders. The match was a
I hot one and both players showed
speed and skill and the game uas
called by the fact that darkness des
cended with the score standing 7 to
7. The boys will try later to play off
NEW REDJOOKS HERE
The September Red Book "with fic
tion by Rupert Hughes, E. Phillips
Oppenheim, Richard W. Childs and
Robert Wagner offers a wealth of
pleasure to the reader. The new
Red Books are here at the Journal
office now. Call early for your copy
of this popular magazine.
Mr. Edison says that in a few
years science will find a way to lis
ten to the ants talking, and we hope
it doesn't turn out that the ants
have been pointing to us humans as
examples of industry and thrift.
Blank Books at the Journal OiScc.
Mrs. T. C McCarty
North 4th Street
t MANLEY NEWS ITEMS
Jesse Domingo of Weepins? Water
was looking after some business mat
ters in Manley last Monday.
Henry O'Leary was looking after
some business at Omaha last Mon
day, making the trip via the bus.
Theo Harms and family were vis
iting and looking after some busi
ness matters in Omaha last Thurs
day. Daniel Bourke and Edward K'd'y
were attending the ball game which
was played in Weeping Water last
Rudolph Bergman and the family
and W. J. Rau were visiting and
looking after some business matters
in Omaha last Thursday.
Michael O'Leary was called to Om
aha lart Tuesday to look after smi,"
business matters for tlie day and
made the trip via his auto.
Rollin Coon was attending a meet
ing of the alumni of the Louisville
schools at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rolla Noyes last Thursday evening.
Mrs. Catherine Erhardt was call-d
to Omaha last Thursday, where rhe
had some business matters to laok
after and made the trip via the bus.
Charles Schafer of Murdock was
a visitor here last Thursday and on
his return his sister. Miss Carrie ac
companied her brother for a short
There are a numbei of fires accur
red recently along the right-of-way
of the Missouri Pacific, the extreme
dry weather seemingly augmenting
the danger. !
Mrs. Walter Mockenhaupt. who
has been visiting in Omaha, return
ed home last Thursday after having
had an excellent visit with her
parents, John Tighe and wife.
Messrs G. L. Meisinger and two
sons. Glen and Lawrence, have been
pretty busy plowing at the C. M.
Andrus place, they turning over "0
acres of ground in just five days.
A. H. Humble and wife and Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Heebner were at the
home of Ed Ruby listening to a con
cert given at El Paso. Texas, and
also one from Chicago given on the
Wesley Lane, proprietor of the
Manley garage and by the way an
excellent workman, was looking af
ter some business matters in Omaha
last Thursday, making the trip in
Eileen Sheehan, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Sheehan. has been
suffering from a case of blood pois
oning, but under careful treatment
and good nursing is getting along
Mrs. Mayme Shellenberger, of
Kansas, was a visitor here for a few
days the first part of this week and
were met at Plattsmoutli by Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Rauth. at which place
she was guest while here.
George Dennis, the contractor of
Weeping WTater, with his crew of
workmen, have been petting the
Manley school house in condition for
the beginning of the school which is
to be about September 11th.
H. C. H. Damme of Silver Creek,
were visiting in Manley last week
and on their departure were accomp
anied by Theo Harms and family as
far as Lincoln, where Mr. Harms and
family spent the day at Antelope
Last Thursday evening Mr. and
Mrs. IT. A. Gutiiman and the child
ren, of Murdock, stopped at Man
ley on their way to Plattsmouth and
took with them Rev. Higgins and
his mother, they all visiting in the
county seat for the night.
Last Monday, Mr. and Mrs. George
Coon and Mrs. Alice Jenkins, who
have been visiting for the past week
or more at Comstock. returned home
and reported as having had a most
pleasant visit with tlie family of
Fred Coon, who is a brother at that
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Humble spent
Sunday at Lincoln guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Frost.
They made the trip in their auto and
had a most enjoyable time on the
trip as well as at the home of their
guests. They all spent the afternoon
at Antelope park.
A horse trading outfit who hob
bled their horses in the highway,
sought to collect damage from a
couple of young men from this neigh
borhood, who ran into the animal.
but were told by officers to put up
damage on the cars for obstructing
the highway, which they did.
Mrs. James Mirrphy who has been
in Omaha for some time, ,with her
husband, returned home on last
Thursday and reports Mr. Murphy
getting along only fair. It is hoped
by his many friends that he will scon
be able to return to his home. Mrs.
Murphy was accompanied by her
brother, Mr. Rueter, of Davenport,
Fred Falischman and family de-
The best of work always. We
are here for the best service.
Gasoline, Oils and
Goodyear Fisk Goodrich
TIRES and TUBES
We repair any make of auto
mobile. All work guaranteed.
Manley -:- Nebraska
It's toasted. This
one extra process
gives a delightful
quality that can
not be duplicated
parted la' t Sunday morning f r
Grand Island, where they visited un
til Tuesday at Ihe bono of Mr. ; n I
Mrs. Charles Sinnard. forii'T resi
d.nts of ne,r Mar'.ey an l verv ( ' ..
friend of the Falischman 1:um!.
When returning, they met c n Th--road
Mr. Charles Baldwin of Weep
ing Water near Aurora.
Oscar York and family were visit
it. in Plattsmouth last week. call-. I
there by the illness of their d.i'.mh
ter. Mrs. Herbert Thacker, who
been very ill with n st ere :tt.:d. of
appendicitis, and who it is p-etd
will soon have to go to a hof-pital for
an operation to obtain relief. V.V1-nesd-
y evening .Mr. Tbacktr brought
Mr. York and family home.
Joseph Wcdpert and sisters Misses
Maurrie and Katie. J. C. Rauth and
wife and their dauubter. Miss Anna,
Herman Rauth and vife m oie ui a
merry party who sp nt Sunday at
Antelope park in Lincoln and where
they were joint d by Mr. und Mr.
Fred Rrbka. of Linci 'n. Miss Ann
Rauth was visiting there alo and
returned home with tl party.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kreeklow were
very much surprised on Friday nicht
of last wee); vh n their duiiLhur
and husliand. Mr. and Mrs. II. E.
Herman drove in on them in their
car from Lincoln Center. Kansas.
They found the roads irood and had
no trouble coming. They are now
visiting at the hor.i" cf Mrs. Her
man's Pi.-ter. Mrs. J. B. Shelhorn
Machine Shop is Example of Com
pleteness of Course Offered at
University of Nebraska.
The machine sd.op of th vocation
al training department of the state
university is rated as one of the most
complete in the west and over whih
Ben Hempie. a form r Plat ts;n out 'i
boy, is superintend nt. Mr. Heii pl
learned his trade here in the Bur
lington shops and was rated as one
of the best mechanics on the ;-;! ti.
In speaking of the s:.i p the Lincoln
State Journal has the lollowing:
The machine si o; on the main
campus i;; said to he 'be i.--t shop of
the kind in the whole di-tri-t. The
twelve I:i training are all making
good according to B.-n H 'M !. the
practical mnchintt who is ica bine
thine. Mr. Heiurle v as in ti e Bur
lington Fbops for many years, but
had retired before undcrtakiic 'h"
instruction of x-Frvico iar-n. Prof.
C. A. Sjorcn n is in c-n. ral ii.iri:e
of the course. This is the one shop
where university equipment i u---d.
The trades f hool is conduced six
half days each wed:. The : n i !.-;
use the drafting rooms of the uni
versity during the summtr and study
mechanical drawirc. Tl:y len.
make and use blue prints. They read
and work drawings.
Fome new machinery for use by
the university is bcinc made with as
sistance of trades h hool students in
order that they niay learn actual con
struction. The much citings are
bought and tlie finishing done in th
shops. A "shaper" that would cost
?1,800 nr.d a Corliss engine valwd
at $2, ."'mi are now under construc
tion at a greatly lessened cost. The
men are taught to make rears and
repairs for the various machines.
Mr. Hemple declares the men can
Irani in two years in the trad' s
school shop what w ul 1 take at ) ast
four or five in a production td.op
where they would be kept Indefin
ite Ij' on one sort of job. "In ih"
school they don't do the' same op
eration twice," he s-aid. "And then
is not a man he-re who Is not ranking;
g(tod progress." In orde-r to accustom
the men to shop discipline-, they
stamp In and out on "time."
BAEE0WS OFFICES OF THE
NEBRASKA AUTO ASSU.
Lincoln, Aug. .TO. Lieutenant
Governor Telliam A. Barrows today
resigned his position as special agent
for the Burlington road her to ac
cept a position as vice president of
the Nebraska Automobile associa
tion. For the next few weeks Mr. Bar
rows' work will consist of organiz
ing automobile clubs throughout the
The resignation rlose-.s the inci
dent in regard to the lieutenant gov
ernor's railroad occupation that has
been a matter of comment from ccr st
On Sept. 1, Miss Olive Gass will
begin the fall term of her class In
The William Sherwood method in
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