The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 25, 1922, Image 1

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NO. 11
Ladies Aid Society Arranges Event
that is Attended by Members
of Church and Friends.
From Thciday s DaJlT
Last evening the parlors of the
First Methodist church was the scene i
of a very pleasant gathering of the
members of the congregation and a
number of the friefccls of other j
churches, to give a fitting reception
to Rev. and Mrs. John Calvert, who
are to continue in charge of the work
here In the church for the coming
The church parlors had been . ar-
casion. the trailing green of the cle- ST1Preme Ctm" Need of Help May
matis being used in the decorations J Cause Readjustment of Bench
or the pillars supporting the ceiling of the State.
of the room and over the different
portions of the room the bright col- Judge James T. Begley. who is at
ored flowers of the autumn season the present time holding court in
were employed in making a very Otoe county, may be transferred to
pretty scene. the Douglas county bench at Oma-
The ladies aid society of the church ! ha for the remainder of the year, ac
had arranged the event and it was cording to reports received from Xe
one of the most enjoyable that the braska City where the district judge
church has enjoyed for some time and has been for the past few weeks,
was a fitting greeting for the high- ! The rrosnective transfer is tnarlp
ly esteemed pastor, and his worthy
For the church meirbership, Mr.
E. H. TVescott extended a greeting
and an appreciation of the services !
of Rev. Calvert and his family in the
of other churches spoke briefly of
the appreciation of the co-operation
in the common cause of Christianity
shown by Rv. Calvert and wife.
Rev. H. G. McClusky of the First
Presbyterian church, and Rev. H.
Kottich of the St. Paul's Evangeli
cal church spoke, wnile Rev. W. S.
eete ot tne bt. Lunes episcopal
Church, and Rev. A. G. Hollowell Of
the Church ot Christ, sent written
word of greetings, being unable to
attend the pleasant occasion in per
son. To the many expressions of kindly
wishes. Rev. and Mrs. X&lveri.. each
responded Tery feelingly. .
A shorf'and veTy- p Ifasine pro
gram was given during Ifee evening.
Miss Olive Bonge giving a piano
number while C. H. Peden and Mrs.
E. II. Wescott each favored the com
pany with vocal solos which were
very much enjoyed.
At the conclusion of the program
a very enjoyable cafeteria luncheon
was served by the ladies which corn
pitted a most delightful gathering
and one that will long be pleasantly
remembered by those in attendance.
Would Be Nasbys Will File Applica
tions with Civil Service Com
mission on October 17.
Announcement is made of the fact
that a competitive examination for;
the position of postmaster at Platts
mouth will be held on October 17th
by the Civil Service commission at
This examination, unlike others
in the rostal service, will not be held (the city, the buying was very pleas
with the applicants in attendance. ing and almost all the stores did
but will be based on the answers filed ; their usual bargain day business,
by the applicants on the official The strike to some extent affected the
forms with the commission. sales to many in the city, but as a
The application blanks are to he .
had at the office of the secretary of
the civil aervice commission at the
postoffice or from the U. S. Civil
Service commission at Washington.
The time of the expiration of the
term of Postmaster D. C. Morgan is
set at November 21, 1922, and the
commission will probably submit its !
findings to the president before tht I
date, so that the new Nasby can be
named promptly.
The salary of the office in this
city is fixed at $2,500 per annum.
From PndaVn Dully.
Yesterday afternoon the ladies
auxiliary of the Presbyterian church
met at. the church parlors with Mes
dames Philip Hirz, John Buechler,
John B. Kaffenberger and H. W.
Smith in attendance, and a most de
lightful time was enjoyed by the
members of the society. The time
as juiuiKiai.j.
ing and at a suitable hour dainty
. 2 11 44. myii
reiresnmenis were servea oy ine nosi-
esses of the afternoon.
From Friday Dan 7.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Vroman in the south portion of the
city was made happy yesterday when
a bright little daughter arrived to
make her home there for the futura.
The mother and little one are doing
nicely and "Rip" is feeling proud
and happy over the arrival of the
little one as are the grandparent.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Vroman and Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. Tork.
Journal want ads pay. Try them.
The force of watchmen who have
been emploj-ed at the Burlington
bridge over the Missohri river at
this point, have been released from
services and the work is now looked
after by the one watchman that has
heretofore been on the job. The
watchmen were employed to guard
against fire from the sparks from lo
comotives but the railroad has de
cided that the condition requiring
the employment of men has ceased
and accordingly the men have been
allowed to go.
necessary by a call from the supreme
court for "the services of Judge Red
ick of Omaha and Judge Shepherd
of Lincoln. This would require fill-
ng the "gap" in Douglas county and
u is said that Omaha judges have
requested the service of Judge Beg
ley of this district. Judges Raper and
Colby, it is said, would be sent here
as occasion requires.
Judge Begley said yesterday he
would make a request to have the
status left as it is, but was not sure
that he could forestall the proposed
move. The supreme court is able, un-
l der the constitution, to shift judges
'! it see fit if th ni-oasinn rtpmnnrls
Supreme court business at this time
is said to be particularly heavy, re
quiring the 'presence of additional
men on the bencu to dipose of the
large number of cases brought to
that tribunal on appeal.
Large Number from the Country
Districts Here to Enjoy the
Money-Saving Event.
PVnm Thursdays rally.
The regular community sales day
or "Bargain Wednesday," as it has
become better known, yesterday was
marked by the -attendance of large
numbers from out of the city to par
ticipate in the festival of buying op
portunities. Each store had featured some spec
ial line that was offered at the very
lowest price possible and all other of
the staple lines were priced so that
the careful purchaser could not but
take advantage of the occasion to
buy the seasonable articles that they
From early in the morning when
the shoppers among the residents of
the city were out in force, until af
ternoon when the residents of the
outlying territory began to arrive in
whole the day was one pleasing to
all of the merchants. ,
Fiom Thursday' Daily.
The entrance of His Majesty King
Ak-Sar-Ben XXVIII. into Omaha last
night as the climax of the great fall
festival was witnessed by a large
part of the population from all the
countryside adjoining Omaha and in
cluding this city. The electric pa
rade has always been the great pub
lic feature of the fall entertainment
and in these days of autos the resi
dents within a radius of forty miles
can make the trip very easily and
they kept the road hot yesterday
pouring into the big town. The auto
bridge over the Platte here did a
very thriving business for the day
and the Burlington carried a larger
number than last year for the big
J U1 UIi
From Thursday' Dally.
Yesterday afternoon at the court
house occurred the marriage of Miss
Violet Sutton, residing in this city,
and Mr. Ralph Howard of Neligh,
Neb. The ceremony was performed
by Judge Allen J. Beeson in his us
ual pleasing . manner and at the con
clusion of the . ceremony the two
young people departed for their
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Plattsmouth Gets Two Alternates to RETURN FROM TESTERN TRIP
New Orleans Convention J.
Ed Fischer, Commander. Mr. and Mrs. Orest Conk and little
son returned on Friday from a few
From Thursdays Daily. j days trip to the western part of the
The delegates from the Platts- state and to Colorado. They visited
mouth post of the American Legion, with Mr. and Mrs. Yerner Perry at
A. H. Duxburv, Leslie Niel and Eu- Big Springs. Neb., r.rd they accom
eene Lister. " returned home last panied them to Manitou Park, Den-
evening on No. 14 from York, where
thev soeut the last few days at the
Legion state convention. Mrs. Fred
Lugsch, another delegate from the
local post, and Mesdames Fred Fyde
botham and Frank Gobelman, the
American Legion Auxiliary delegates!
from here also arrived home on a
later train. The delegates report a ,
very pleasant time at the convention
although it lacked the pep of the
Hastings and Fremont gatherings.
The session vesterdav was larcelv
occupied in the selection of the of -
ficers of the state organization and I
after more or less jockying of the
convention, J. Ed Fischer, of Be
atrice, was elected as state command
er. Other officers elected were Lloyd
Kain, Gothenberg: John E. Ri&dell.
York and Lawrence Coy,- vice com-!
J T ; 3 ,1 1 1 it'itl- tho 1
NaUon Guards la Vonrt.beTn. . nv ws formed b,
member of the Service company fron i' RThe ren o j,
lork and personnell officer of the"7 B . ' . .n..
' uw i j. was attended by miss isessie Miner
encampment. In addition he was in'"" -Ji - ,.;., ,
charge of the athletics at the en-
campment and became quite well ac
quainted with a number of people
The state adjutant and finance of
ficer will be chosen by the command
ent and next annual convention.
The new members of the state ex
ecutive committee are Charles .
L. Norval. Seward; L. E. Chadder
tou, Holdrege; William J. McNich
ols, Lexington. These with the six
hold-overs elected last year will be
the governing body of the Legion
during the interim between the pres
ent and next annual conventions.
lor. Lincoln; William Mettlen. j T"' ' - :
a; Harold L. Gerhart, Newman I rcu" -
hrXrw MJb f eterlingworthnd mauly at-
tion were chosen as follows: Wil
liam Ritchie. Omaha; J. Ed Fischer,
Beatrice; Lucian Stark, Hartington;
A Vnnoronn If PI 'I I" Pflntof !
tt. i. i.-i --n-
r i d un. nttiuci, .uuum. Aiuuug, j
alternates at large are Eugene Lis-
ter. of Plattsmouth. ..,ine uriue4 s"llB. u
From the first district the dele- ? llk. ,crePe trimmed with hand em
gates chosen were Mason Wheeler brK;ere!J. ork f'f 51 ver d,3113
and D. G. Westcver. Lincoln; A. II. et ba.dr er traveling dress
Barstler, Nebraska City. The alter-! wa3. ? midnight blue poiret twill em
nates are A. H. Duxbury. Platts- brokered m oranre ciIk wita hat
mouth: J. B. Kane, Falls City
Glen H. Coffey. Lincoln.
Plans were laid to have Platts
mouth accorded some greater recog
nition itl-r thru the plePiion of
.Vila. U-lll t-O 4. UCiCpOlC li-t ilt
th .ltinn nr
steam rollership of the Lincoln post.
the district was controlled by the
capital city bunch completely. And
(hriin it wonlf. spptti. lies the
-r.1,, 1
i , a.. '
Out of some thirty odd
posts in this district not more than j
a halt dozen naa delegates at tne j
convention. Last year the delegates;
from one first district post which was ,
conspicuous by its absence this year, j
were heard to remark, 'We have
been coming up here regularly each !
year only to see Lincoln hog the
plums and think this will be our last
time." With a membership of less
than half the combined membership
of the first district. Lincoln took this
year two of the three convention
delegates, the one executive commit
tee member and one of the three con
vention alternates.
State Commander Ritchie made a
stirring speech before the convention
denouncing the veto of President
Harding of the compensation bill.
"There is no reason for the presi
dent to veto this bill." said Ritchie.
"Following the war, the country
granted subsidies to shipping inter
ests and to railroads. It reimbursed
manufacturers for alleged losses . on I
war contracts, all of which proht-
eered out of the war. But the ex-
service man, who made enormous
sacrifices during the war, is called i
upon to make still further sacrifice.' j
Says All Offered Selves
Ritchie charged that the presi
dent deliberately picked on the sales
tax to add to the bonus bill, know
ing it to be most obnoxious to the
people and that congress would re
fuse to put it in the measure.
"There is another question to be
considered in the payment of the
bonus than only the disabled,"
Ritchie declared. "Those who es
caped injury in battle offered them
selves." Every man who donned the uni
form and went to war, suffered an
economic loss, Ritchie said. Big
financial interests have their losses
made good, he charged; not so, the
"No bonds are necessary to grant
subsidies to shipping interests," he
None is necessary to pay al-1
leged losses on war contracts. Whyithe assistance in the long period of
are they necessary to pay the sol-,lhe illness of our loved one. We al
aler bonue. BO -.jgh to thank those who were so
"The disabled would not ask a generous with their beautiful floral
bonus if the profiteers would refund j remembrances. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
all their excess profits," he declared. ' Johnson and Family. I
Not 'End of Fight
Tayment of the bonus, Ritchie
argued, would speed :i return to pros
perity. '"It would give the ex-soidier
means to buy a home and to reclaim
land." he asserted.
"This is rot the end of thefight
for a bonus," the st:.te commander
declared. "It is only the beginning."
ver and other Colorado- points. They
made the trip about 200 miles the
ether side of the Groat Divide and
report a most delightful trip. Elm
wood Leader-Echo. ;
'Lives of Miss Elsie Killer and Henry
Wendt are Joined Will Re
side Near Hardock.
Thursday. September 14, 1S22. at
4 o'clock at the parconage of Rev.
Eggold, at Lincoln, occurred the
of Fremont, a cousm of the bride, as
bridesmaid, while Mr. Wcndfs broth
er acted as beet man.
The bride" is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Alton Miller. Sue is great
ly beloved in unci aroand Elmwood,
where she acquired a tost cf friends
who are freely giving her their best
wishes for a happy -wedded life and
and will bring to the home of the
man she has chosen many blessings
and make a happy and well ordered
heme. After finishing school in the
country she attended the Elmwood
high school. v
The groom is a son of Mr. and
'Mrs. August Wendt. of Murdock, He
tributes and is highly esteemed in
his home and community as an ener-.
getic industrious young man with
large circle of friends. After finish-
ing ce'.ioo! at Murdock, he
took a
. T .,
uL'"e ."."-
it wf:s of nnvy blue serge.
A six o'clock dinner was given "by
jMr. and Mrs. Roy Palin, uncle and
iint of tue bride, which was servea
the Lincoln Shire club room, af-
. . . . . . , . .
ter which they took Uie train
From there
they take a wedding trip to Estes
Park. Pike's Peak and other parts of
Colorado. They will be gone several
soln-iectva, autr imu Liit
n O t-Z k 11 IV 11 Lll ' A . I
farm cf the grooms near
u. , -."7"
many irienns wno exieiiu men sin
cere congratulations and best wishes
to Mr. and Mrs. Wendt for a long
and happy wedded life. Elmwood
nAI Liiialils bill
In Hard Fought Battle Rev. Calvert
Loses to Younger Opponent
Large Crowd Sees Hatch.
From Friday's Ia!ij
The laurel crown of city tennis
champion now decorates the brow of
Ray Larson through his defeat in a
hard fought battle last evening of
Rev. John Calvert, who is former
city champion of Omaha, and one of
the recognized star players of the
Tn the nnpninc of the match the
chances of Larson seemed very slight
iaR Rkilfnl nlavins of Rev. Cal-
vert won tne first two sets, 6-3
and 6-l. but in the succeeding set
he weakened ami the set went to
Larson by the score of 6-4; and the
two following sets were won by Lar
son by the scores of 9-7 and 6-3.
The result is the culmination i of
the city elimination tournament and
undoubtedly was fought out by the
two most expert players in the city.
Mr. Larson has been a devotee of
the game for a number of years and
has played in many of the state tour
naments where he has given a good
account" of himself, while Rev. Cal
vert is acknowledged as one of the
real tennis sharks of the state.
In this manner we desire to express
to our kind friends and neighbors
our appreciation of their tender sym-
. nathr in tVio !- that has rnme to
,,a nt nm- oihtpr and sister nnri for
Passed Away Thursday Morning at
8 O'Clock at Louisville Home
After a Short Illness.
From Friday's Dally.
George W. Mayfiehl. pioneer resi
dent of the state of Nebraska and
well known Cass county citizen,
died yesterday morning at the home
in Louisville following an illness of
the past week and during which
time his recovery was given up by
the members of the family.
Elder Mayfield was at the time
cf his death a little past eighty-four
years of age. having been born in
Hloomington, Ind., August 22, 1838,
and was a son of Leroy Mayfield, a
native of Kentucky, who came to
Indiana at an early period, and mar
ried Miss Martha Basket of South
Carolina. The father of George W.
Mayfield came to Blooniington when
it was but a struggling village amid
the outposts of civilization, and it
was here that George W. Mayfield
was reared to manhood and received
his education in the public schools
cf that place.
In the year 18 55 Mr. Mayfield
tame west to the Nebraska territory,
crossing the Missouri river and lo
cating near the tiny hamlet of
Plattsmouth and engaged as -a farm
laborer on the nearby farming lands.
The same year of his arrival the
young man engaged in the border
warfare that wr.s maintained by the
Indians and was with the expedition
cf General John M. Thayer up the
Loup and Elkhorn rivers to protect
the settlers from the visitations of
the savage Indians.
Returning to Cass county, Mr.
riayfield was married in 1S58 to
Miss Emaline Todd, a native of Ne
braska, and daughter of Mr. and
T.Irr--. Thomas J. Todd, who were
among the earliest residents of the
territory of Nebraska and resided on
n farm west of Plattsmouth. Mr. and
Mrs. Mayfield have since their mar
riage made their home in this coun
ty wbre Mr. Mayfield
largely' engaged In ' the
work in which also his
::11 engaged in with one
has been
sons have
Mr. Mayfield established the Re
publican at Weeping Water at an
early day and in 1SS3 started in
business at Louisville by publishing
the Observer and which was the
foundation of the present Louisville
Courier, now owned by his son, Le
roy J. Mayfield.
To bless the life of Mr. and Mrs.
Tlayfield there were born eieht child
ren, who with the aged wife, who is
now in her eighty-sixth year, re
main to share the grief that the pass
ing cf the aged father and husband
has occasioned. The children are:
Clnrence G. Mayfield. Louisville;
Eugene O. Mayfield. Omaha; Mrs.
Frank Seccrd. Omaha; Leroy J. May
field. Louisville: Albert JJ- and Oland
M. Mayfield of Denver; George A.
Mayfield of Scribner, and Mrs. W.
W. Valentine of Pocatella, Idaho.
Eider Mayfield has been for a num
ber of years a minister of the Chris
tian church and in his daily life
practiced the precepts of the Master
in his dealings toward his fellow
In common with the many friends
in thi3 portion of Cass county, the
Journal extends the deepest sympa
thy to the family in the loss that has
come to them.
Fire Chief Dr. 0. Sandin Issnes Word
of Warning to Residents as
Heating Season Near.
Dr. O. Sandin, fire chief of the
city, and lynx eyed foe of the fire
demon, is issuing a warning to the
residents of the city as to the con
dition of the chimneys at the homes
over the town. The faulty flue is
the cause of the greater part of the
fire3 that occur here in Plattsmouth
and this is also largely due to care
lessness in looking after the matter
at the proper time.
In the late fall and winter season,
when the .households have to have
more heat in the homes, the danger
increases in. the ratio that the chim
neys are subjected to great heat and
if there are any cracks or other leaks
in them or they are filled with soot,
they are apt to cause some trouble.
A little foresight now will save
many a family having to get out in
the cold winter weather because
their home is going up in flames as
the result of their failure to look
after the care of the chimneys.
From Friday' Dally.
The reports from the Immanuel
hospital in Omaha last night stated
that the general condition of Mrs.
Fred Wynn seemed somewhat better
but the patient was still very weak ;
and In her present condition It will
require some time before it will be
possible, to operate on the patient.
Donald Lloyd Reynolds of White
fish, Mont., a son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Reynolds of that city, is be
coming well known in the northwest
for his work as a band musician and
leader and the fact is especially in
teresting here for the reason that
the young man's mother was former
ly Miss Bertha Lloyd, daughter of
J. J. Lloyd, now a resident of the
Nebraska Masonic Home. The young
man, who is sixteen years of age, has
been made leader of the Nixon's fa
mous boys' "band, and has held that
position for the past six months in
the absence of the leader, Prof. Nix
on of Whitefish. The band has made
a pronounced hit where it has ap
peared in the last few months.
Causes the Arrest of Fritz Tigner of
Union and a Fine of $20 and
Costs in Court Today.
From Friday's Dally.
Last night Sheriff C. D. Quinton
was called to Union where Fritz Tig
ner was reported as being on a ram
page caused by an overdose of the
sparking vintage of the grape com-
"bined with elderberry and which
seemed to have an effect on the gen
tleman not unlike chained light
ning and which alarmed those who
were with him as to what might be
the outcome.
The sheriff on arriving soon pour
ed oil on the troubled waters of the
turmoil and securing Mr. Tigner,
prepared to return with him to the
county seat and also did away with
the cause of the condition of the
prisoner by pouring out the high
powered liquor.
This morning when his honor.
Judge William Weber, ascended his
judicial throne the prisoner was
present and was charged with being
drunk, contrary to the peace and dig
nity of. the state of Nebraska,, and
to which he entered a plea of guil
ty. It required $20 and costs to sat
isfy, the feelings. of outraged justice
and the young man" "was then" allow
ed to proceed on homeward.
From Thursday' Ia!ly.
Those who have watched the pro
gress of the re-paving of Main street
cannot nearly so well appreciate the
great change in appearance that is
being wrought as the occasional vis
itor who is moved to 'remark on the
improvement. When completed, the
main thoroughfare of our city will
really assume a metropolitan air
with its smooth brick pavement, elec
trolier lights and numerous illumi
nated signs that go to make up the
white way.
But, as we said at the start, those
who have watched the evolution of
the thing are not nearly so appre-'
ciauve ot it as tney might otherwise
be. Somehow we come to take things
for granted and let them rest at
that. A little boosting for Platts-
mouth's new Main street will not
come amiss and will ronvince strang
ers that we are awake.
Office supplies ol all kinds han
dled at the Journal office.
The harvest service maintained by
this bank is a harvest service for busy
It includes the efficient handling of
deposits received by mail, prompt atten
tion to customers' requests received by
'phone, as well as co-operation in paying
harvest bills by check.
The facilities of this bank are at the
disposal of all farmers in this section of
Cass county.
the First national Bank
Member Federal Reserve
Charles Kraft, Well Known Resident
of County, Dies at His Home
There on Wednesday.
The community of Louisville has
been thrown iuto mourning the
past week in the loss cf two of their
oldest and most distinguished resi
dents, one of them, Charles Kraft,
dying at his home there Wednenday
night after an illness of some dura
tion. Mr. Kraft, who was in his eigh
tieth year has been a resident of
that community for a great many
years-., coming as a young man to
Cass county and settling on a farm
where he remained until he moved
Into the city to make his home.
He was a man universally esteem
ed for his many excellent traits of
character and during all of his year
of residence in Cass county has made
many warm friends who were over
whelmed with sorrow to learn of his
The wife preceded the husband in
death two years ago and since that
time th"e children have looked after
the care of the aged gentleman. The
children are Richard and Charles
Kraft, Jr., who are engaged in bus
iness in Liuosville. William and Her
man Kraft, Mtb. George Vogler and
Misses Idella and Martha Kraft, who
reside at home.
The funeral services will be held
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the
Evangelical church west of Louis
ville and will be conducted by J'.ev.
Theodore Heidmann, the pastor of
the church and interment made in
the cemetery there.
Mrs. Jerome St. John of Near Ne
v Lawka Probably Has Frac
tured Skull as a Result.
"From FrHlr' Iit
A very serious auto accident oc
curred yesterday afternoon on the
"O" street road near Eagle at the
point where the road from Palmyra
intersects the main highway, and as
the result of which Mrs. Jerome St.
John of near Nehawka has sustain
ed what seems to be a fracture of
her skull.
The Chalmers touring car. owned
and driven by Roscoe Harshman of
Avoca, wa3 struck and badly dam
aged when it collided with a Ford
car driven by George Peekham of
In the Harshman car at the time
of the accident were Mr. and Mrs.
Harshman and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome
St. John, parents of Mrs. Harshman.
Reports from the scene of the acci
dent state that the drivers of the
cars were injured some but that the
most serious injuries were sustained
by Mr. and Mrs. St. John and the
lady seemed to be suffering from a
fractured , skull when the injured
parties were' brought on into Eagle
for temporary care until they could
be sent on to the hospital.
The Chalmers car was almost en
tirely demolished while the Ford
was not damaged to a great extent.
Service for
1 1 a-